Things to Do

March 4, 2013

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.

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

Holy Apostles will dish up community fish fry

New Berlin - Holy Apostles will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. March 8 in the gym at 159th and National Ave.

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 $10.50 general, $9.50 for seniors, $11.50 for a fish and shrimp combo, $5.25 for ages 5 to 12, and $2.75 for ages 4 and younger.

All meals include baked or breaded cod, parsley potatoes or french fries, coleslaw, applesauce, rye bread, homemade dessert, milk and coffee (beer and soda extra)

Remaining fish fry dates are March 29 and April 12.

Prom fashions

to be showcased

New Berlin - Eisenhower High School's Junior Class will sponsor its annual prom fashion show at 7 p.m. March 11 in the school auditorium, featuring the latest prom fashions modeled by Eisenhower students.

The event, open to the public, includes a raffle and a prom vendor fair beginning at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Show tickets are $5 and raffle tickets are $1, which can be purchased at the door.

Raffle highlights include two free tuxedo rentals ($175 value each) and two 12-session passes for Orange Shoe personal trainer ($780 value each).

All proceeds will support the Eisenhower Junior Class Safe Prom Initiative.

Experts to discuss

recycling A to Z

New Berlin - Waukesha County recycling staff will be at the New Berlin Library, 15155 Library Lane, from 4 to 6 p.m. March 11, to provide information about recycling.

Staff members will present the latest information about how to recycle more to help conserve resources, create jobs and save money for communities. They also will explain plastics and recycling codes on products as well as discuss what recyclables are made into.

Wool quilt projects

to be speaker's topic

Muskego- The Log Cabin Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 12 to hear a presentation about wool projects by Susan Wojciechowski, who teaches classes and does workshops on working with wool.

The meeting at the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road, is free to the public.

More information is available from Linda Wilson at (262)720-5699.

Jazz Night

coming to IKE

New Berlin - The New Berlin Eisenhower bands will present their annual "Jazz Night at the Ike Café" from 6 to 8 p.m. March 12 in the Eisenhower High School cafeteria, 4333 S. Sunny Slope Road.

The spaghetti dinner will be catered by Bel Gustos. Dessert and drink are included. Music will be provided by Eisenhower's Middle and High School jazz ensembles.

Tickets are $8 general or $6 for ages 10 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship program.

Child car seats

to be checked free

Muskego - Car seat and booster safety checks, sponsored by Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Safe Kids of Wisconsin, will be offered from 3 to 6 p.m. March 13 at Tess Corners Fire Department Station 1, S6731 Tess Corners Drive.

As part of the free public event, certified, volunteer, child passenger safety technicians will help families make sure children are riding safely. Grandparents are also encouraged to have child and booster seats checked.

Each car seat check will take roughly 40 minutes, and appointments are encouraged. Call (414) 231-4896. Those without appointments will be accommodated as time allows.

A limited supply of low-cost car seats will be available for purchase. The child and vehicle must be present.

For information, call (414) 231-4894 or visit

St. Leonard's invites

families to open house

Muskego - St. Leonard Parish School, S7777 Westwood Drive, will hold a Curriculum and Open House Night on March 14 for current and prospective school families.

The open house will be from 6 to 7 p.m. for 4-year-old kindergarten through fourth grade and from 6 to 6:45 p.m. for grades five to eight. Classrooms will be open and teachers will be available to answer questions on curriculum, daily routines and more.

From 6:45 to 7:30 p.m., parents can attend a presentation about junior high in the sixth-grade classroom. Information on curriculum, class schedules, family life and what to look for as children turn into teenagers will be addressed by teachers for grades five to eight.

Children's favorite

to open at West PAC

New Berlin - "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" will be presented by TAP Children's Playhouse at the New Berlin West Performing Arts Center, 18695 W. Cleveland Ave., at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 15 and 2 p.m. March 16 and 17.

Tickets range from $2 to $7 and can be purchased by calling (262) 789-6406, Ext. 3. Tickets may be charged to credit cards at Visit

Tickets also will be sold at the door.

Deal 'em out,

Casino Night is on

New Berlin - The New Berlin West Baseball Booster Club will hold its Casino Night Fundraiser at the New Berlin Ale House on March 16.

There will be table games, a raffle and a silent auction from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

For information, call Jodi Sowinski at (414) 550-2720.

Harpist, storyteller

to present all things Irish

Muskego - In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road, will present Jeff Pockat, Gaelic harpist and storyteller, at the library at 7 p.m. March 19.

He will perform traditional and original selections on the ancient wire strung Celtic harp. His goal is to soothe the mind, soul, body and spirit while still inspiring people to get up and dance.

Samples of his music are at The free public program is sponsored by the Friends of the Muskego Library.

For information, call (262) 271-2110.

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 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.

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 and should be forwarded by email to officer Scott Hippler at hippler@

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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