Things to Do

April 29, 2013

Ceremony to salute

three former mayors

Muskego - An unveiling ceremony for the portraits of three previous Muskego mayors will be held at 3 p.m. May 2 at the Muskego City Hall, S8200 Racine Ave.

The portraits are of former mayors Mark Slocomb, Charles Damaske and John Johnson.

First Friday Coffee

coming at library

Muskego - Everyone will be welcome to the Friends First Friday Coffee from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 3 at the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road.

More information is available at (262) 971-2100.

Former pastors visit

as part of anniversary year

New Berlin - As part of the Christ the Victor Lutheran Church 50th anniversary celebration, the Rev. Tim McIntosh, a previous pastor, will join the worship service at 9:30 a.m. May 5.

Several other former pastors plan to visit in the coming weeks - Patricia Johnson on June 9; John Poffinbarger on June 23; and Donald Schambow on July 14.

The church at Coffee and Moorland roads will officially mark its 50th anniversary with a Celebration Worship and Luncheon on Sept. 15.

For information, or call (262) 782-4940.

Run/walk to help

local boy fight cancer

New Berlin - A 5K run/walk to benefit a New Berlin 14-year-old boy who is battling bone cancer will be held May 5 at Holy Apostles Church, 3875 S. 159th St..

The fundraiser, dubbed 5K YellowRun4Greg, will include entertainment and raffles, including an autographed Ryan Braun jersey, to help Greg Von Rueden, who has undergone chemotherapy and surgeries.

The cost of the run/walk is $25 general, $15 for ages 12 and younger, or $50 per family. Check-in will be at 4 p.m. and the run at 5 p.m. Online registrations will be accepted until April 26 The cost includes a T-shirt for pickup on race day.

Parking is limited, so carpooling is recommended.

For information, or call (414) 704-5708.

Spring dance

slated for disabled

New Berlin - A baseball-themed free dance for developmentally disabled people at least 16 years old will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. May 5 in the Holy Apostles Parish gym, 3875 S. 159th St.

Music will be provided by Dalgren's D. J. Service and there will also be free refreshments and door prizes. Baseball attire is optional. Parents or legal guardians are encouraged to attend.

For information, call Ed Rivard at (262) 786-6172.

Flowering basket,

plant sales slated

New Berlin - Hanging basket flower sales will be held by the New Berlin Junior Woman's Club in May at the North Shore Bank, 15505 W. National Ave.

The sales will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. May 10 and 24 and 9 a.m. to noon May 11 and 25. The two early May sales will also feature planters and 6-inch pots while supplies last. Additonally, the two later sales will include 3.5-inch pots, flats, herbs, tomato plants and pepper plants, also while supplies last.

Maximizing Medicare

to be topic at library

Muskego - A program, "Maximizing Your Medicare Benefits," will be presented at 10 a.m. May 14 at the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road.

Debbie Bisswurmis, outreach specialist for the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, will do an overview and update of Medicare and related programs and discuss how they fit together. This will include information on programs for beneficiaries with low or limited incomes.

The programs may help pay Medicare and prescription drug costs. She will also explain how to use the Medicare plan comparison tool known as the "PlanFinder," and discuss what to consider when choosing a plan.

This program is free. Registration is not required but is encouraged. Call (262) 271-2110 for information or to register.

Shakespeare show

offers fun, participation

Muskego - The Friends of the Muskego Public Library will present "To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now" at 7 p.m. May 15 at the library, W16663 Janesville Road, featuring a one-person interactive presentation by actor Ron Fry as William Shakespeare.

He will combine dynamic interpretations of excerpts from some of Shakespeare's most famous works with a humorous look at life in Renaissance England. The program also will include opportunities for audience members to star alongside The Bard of Avon.

All ages will get the chance to speak Shakespeare's words on stage.

Fry is the founding artistic director of Optimist Theatre in Milwaukee, and was the artistic director for the Bristol Renaissance Faire for 19 years. "To Be!" has been seen by more than 60,000 people since its debut in 1993.

For information, contact the library at (262) 971-2110.

Wines, beers set

for tasting at event

Muskego - Wines and beers will be available for the sampling, along with a buffet and decadent chocolates, at an evening event presented by the Friends of the Muskego Public Library from 7 to 10 p.m. May 18.

The wine tasting event will be at the library, W16663 Janesville Road, will also feature music and baskets to be raffled off.

A sampling of appetizers available that night will include beer cheese soup from Sauced, mini subs from Jimmy Johns, pasta and garlic bread from Leah's, chicken wings from Denoon Saloon, Chinese dish and crab rangoon from King's Wok, brownies from Piggly Wiggly, gourmet cupcakes from Three Monkeys Cakes, chocolates from Indulgence Chocolates, and gourmet coffee from San Laurio coffee shop. Wine and beer will be poured by Consumer Beverages.

The cost is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Muskego Public Library. Tickets are availiable at the library or online

More information is available at (262) 871-2101.

Children's musical

'Action Heroes' free to all

New Berlin - The children's musical "The First Action Heroes" will be presented at worship services at 9 and 10:45 a.m. May 19 at Poplar Creek Church, 17770 W. Cleveland Ave.

The free presentations are open to the public.

For information, call (262) 782-1777.

Dance classes aim

for cardio fitness

Muskego - The Tudor Oaks Retirement Community, W12929 McShane Drive, in collaboration with Muskego Park and Recreation Department, is holding dance/fitness classes to Latin/international music and rhythms like salsa and meringue.

The class is designed for seniors and beginners who want better cardiovascular fitness. If needed, people can participate while seated in a chair.

Remaining sessions will be 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays through May 20.

The cost is $36 for Muskego residents or $54 for nonresidents. To register, contact the Muskego Park and Recreation Department at (262) 679-4108.

Rebels dancers

to teach swing in June

New Berlin - The Milwaukee Rebels Swing Dance Club will hold a workshop and dance June 15 at Casa di Danza, 21415 W Greenfield Ave.

An intermediate swing workshop will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for $7. Open dance will start at 8:30 p.m. and cost $10.

The Milwaukee Rebels Swing Dance Club holds lessons and dances all over the metropolitan area.

National Dash

comes flying back

New Berlin - The seventh annual New Berlin Junior Woman's Club National Dash, a 5K Run or a two-mile run/walk, will be held prior to the New Berlin Fourth of July parade.

The event starts at Malone Park at noon and goes down National Avenue. It will feature chip timing, a goodie bag, high-tech shirt, food and drink.

The cost is $20 for adults, $12 for children 12 and younger (including a high-tech T-shirt if registered prior to June 24). On race day, the cost is $25 and a shirt is not guaranteed. It will be free for anyone with a military ID. Pre-register online at

Strollers will be welcome but pets be left at home.

Signup deadline soon

for Camp Invention

New Berlin - Registrations are being accepted for the weeklong Camp Invention, a program aimed at inspiring creativity and inventive thinking, to be held daily from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 8 to 12 at Ronald Reagan Elementary School, 4225 S. Calhoun Road.

The camp is open to children entering first through sixth grade

The cost is $215.

For information,

Dreams of summer's

Jammin' fill chamber

Muskego - As the snow flies, the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce is working on this summer's big outdoor block parties, Jammin' on Janesville.

Coordinators are in the chamber office every Wednesday evening to help businesses plan their 2013 Jammin' events and marketing.

Jammin' on Janesville provides businesses three summer events to showcase their products and services to residents.

Story time, youth group

sign-ups at library

Muskego - Story time sign-ups have begun at the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road.

Lap-sitters Story Time, for children ages 2 and 3 with an adult, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Preschool Pals for children ages 4 to 6 will be at 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

For information, call the reference desk at (262) 971-2101.

Fall Harvest Art,

Craft Fair slated

New Berlin - The Fall Harvest Art and Craft Fair, sponsored by the New Berlin Junior Woman's Club, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Ronald Reagan Elementary School, 4225 S. Calhoun Road.

More than 120 crafters will sell their creations and a bake sale and refreshments will be offered.

Admission is $2. Proceeds will be donated back to the community.

Dementia caregivers

support group offered

New Berlin - A new caregiver support group sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the New Berlin Public Library, 15105 Library Lane.

A group will provide an open forum for caregivers or family members to voice concerns and ask questions about Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

In addition to the emotional, educational and social support provided, the meetings also will allow participants to develop problem-solving skills.

The support group also is open to all family members and there is no cost to attend.

For information, contact the support group facilitator, Audrey Mecham, at (262) 679-1180.


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