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Things to Do

Feb. 18, 2013

'Modern Millie' opens

at Muskego High School

Muskego - The Muskego High School music department presents the musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie," at 7 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, and 23 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 24.

Performances will be in the high school's Performing Arts Center. All seats are reserved and tickets are nonrefundable. Tickets are $6 adults ($7 at the door) and $5 for seniors (55-plus) and children (age 12 and younger). Tickets are available at the high school administrative office 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. A ticket order form is also available on the district's website, www.muskegonorway.org, high school home page. For more information, call the PAC ticket office at (262) 971-1790, ext. 4545.

The music department will also have collection barrels for donations for the Muskego food pantry.

'Wizard of Oz'

coming to Eisenhower

New Berlin - "The Wizard of Oz" will be presented at Eisenhower Middle/High School, 4333 S. Sunnyslope Road, New Berlin, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, 23 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 24.

Admission will be $10, general, $7 for students and seniors. Advance tickets will be available starting Feb. 11 by calling (262) 789-6326.

Holy Apostles

slates fish fry

New Berlin - Holy Apostles will hold a fish fry in the gym at 159th and National Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 22.

The menu will include baked or breaded cod, parsley potatoes or french fries, coleslaw, applesauce, rye bread, homemade dessert, milk and coffee. (Beer and soda cost extra). The cost is $9.50 general, $8.50 for seniors, $10.50 for a fish and shrimp combo, $4.75 for ages 5 to 12, and $2.50 for ages 4 and younger.

For information, contact the parish office, (262) 786-7330.

Remaining fish fry dates are March 8 and 29 and April 12.

First snowshoe race

open to all and all ages

New Berlin - Adults and children who are fleet of foot are sought for the first Prospect Lions Showshoe Roar races March 2 in Malone Park, 16400 W. Al Stigler Parkway.

Participants are expected from all over southeastern Wisconsin and possibly northern Illinois. There will be an individual race by age category, a race for teams of three, a children's fun run and even a race for the blind through the Blind Outdoor Leisure Development organization.

The distance will be about 5K with no experience needed. The cost is $25 before Feb. 23 and $30 after, $3 for children ages 10 to 12, or free for children under 10. Snowshoes will be available at a small rental fee.

The individual and team race will start at 10 a.m. with the kids race at 11:15 a.m.

To register or for information, go toe-clubhouse.org/sites/prospectwi/index.php or contact John Ziino, (262) 797-8746 orjohnziino@aol.com.

Author to give talk

on travels, research

Muskego - Arthur Cola, who has written a number of novels aimed at youth as well as adults, will give a talk about his travels and research and answer questions at the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road, at 7:30 p.m. March 4.

Books will be for sale at the event.

Cola, who has 35 years of experience as an educator, lives with his family in Burlington, but he has traveled extensively in Europe researching cultural sites and folklore to prepare for writing his novels.

Several feature Irish history and folklore, but Cola has also written two novels, "The Stone Cutter Genius" and "The Brooch," that take the reader to Renaissance Italy and blend historical fiction with supernatural elements.

The program is free and open to the public.

Dance classes aim

for cardio fitness

Muskego - The Tudor Oaks Retirement Community, W12929 McShane Drive, in collaboration with Muskego Park and Recreation Department, is offering 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 from March 4 through April 8; and April 15 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.

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 who get to enjoy food, music and fun activities.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for Jammin' on Janesville through March 8.

Nominations open

for citizen of year

New Berlin - The New Berlin mayor's office is accepting nominations for the 2013 Citizen of the Year Award.

Written nominations of 500 words or less may be submitted by individuals or groups until March 31. The nominee must live in New Berlin, and achievements must be recent or ongoing.

Nominations are judged by the mayor's office on the criteria of contributions to the community welfare; civic achievement; contribution of something that has a lasting effect on the community; volunteerism; and enrichment of the city's cultural, civic or youth facilities.

Nominations should be sent to Melody Styba via email (mstyba@newberlin.org) or mail (Mayor's Office, 3805 South Casper Drive, New Berlin, WI 53151).

For a list of past recipients visit: http://www.newberlin.org/index.aspx?NID=144.

Residents can sign up

for police academy

New Berlin - Two Citizens Academy classes run by the New Berlin Police Department are accepting registrations from people living or working in New Berlin.

Applications can be found online atwi-newberlin.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/929 and should be forwarded by email to Officer Scott Hippler at hippler@nbpolice.org.

Midnight basketball

starts for high schoolers

New Berlin - The New Berlin Police midnight basketball program has resumed for all high school students in New Berlin and will run Fridays through March.

Prizes and T-shirts will be awarded weekly.

Upcoming games (which begin after the boys home varsity basketball game) will be Feb. 8 at New Berlin West Middle/High School, 18695 W. Cleveland Ave.; and Feb. 15, Eisenhower Middle/High School, 4333 S. Sunny Slope Road; Feb. 22.

Then the playoffs start.

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.

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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