Things to Do

Oct. 21, 2013

Library to hold

Halloween doings

Muskego — "Tricks, Treats, Halloween Eats" is planned for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Muskego Library, W16663 Janesville Road.

Also for Halloween, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30, the library will build a fire in the fire pit and entertain youngsters with funny stories. Kids and parents should dress warm and bring a flashlight.

Those interested should register at the reference desk.

Halloween car show

to be 'Trunk or Treat'

New Berlin — Quaker Steak & Lube, 4900 S. Moorland Road, will hold a "Trunk or Treat" event from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 26.

The free promotion is expected to attract more than 30 cars with decorated grilles, windshields, wheels and trunks in true Halloween style, with the owners giving out candy to the costumed children.

In addition to the decorated cars and the mounds of candy, the Halloween festivities will also include a costume contest (for both children and adults), pumpkin bowling, model car building and Gizzard Coop and the 6-foot-tall QS&L mascot.

Music and entertainment will be provided by Capt'n Bob and Arlo, hosts of Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio. Kids attending will also vote on their favorite decorated car, with a trophy and prize awarded.

Drive-thru dropoff

for unused medicines

Muskego — A safe and easy way to get rid of unused or expired medicines will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 in a cooperative effort between the Muskego Police Department and retailer Walgreens.

People can drop medicines off without even getting out of their cars at the Walgreens at Racine Avenue and Janesville Road.

The initiative is part of an initiative to remove unnecessary prescription drugs from homes for health and safety reasons and to reduce drug abuse, particularly involving pain medications.

Fundraiser slated

for family who lost dad

Muskego — A fundraiser will be held Oct. 27 for the family of a young father, Rick Flasch, Muskego, who died in a motorcycle accident, leaving his wife and three young children.

A pancake fundraiser, silent auction and Wellness Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Country Meadows Elementary school, W16399 Hilltop Drive. Admission is $8 general, $5 for seniors and children, and free for children 3 and younger.

Donations of cash or of gift cards and products that can be raffled off are being sought. All proceeds will go to the Flasch family.

Flasch was an active member of the community, serving in the PTO and taking part in many of his children's extracurricular activities.

More information is available at

Seminar discusses

emerald ash borer

New Berlin — New Berlin will hold a seminar from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30 on how to fight the invasion of the emerald ash borer.

The free seminar, which is open to residents of all communities, will be held at the New Berlin City Hall, 3805 S. Casper Drive.

The emerald ash border has already killed more than 50 million ash trees and is now in New Berlin. Topics will include a brief history of emerald ash borer in the U.S. and Wisconsin, how to identify ash trees and the beetle itself; treatments and prevention options; and how the infestation will affect individual residents and the community.

Speakers will be Bill McNee of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Paul Fliss, New Berlin city forester. They will also be on hand to answer questions and share how different communities are dealing with EAB.

Garden center celebrates

fall with Harvest Daze

New Berlin — Prospect Hill Garden Center, 19305 W. National Ave., will hold Harvest Daze 2013, with a petting zoo and outdoor activities, every weekend in October.

Admission is free to the attraction, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Highlights include a hay ride through Ghostly Grove, with stops at the Krazy Korn Maze and the pumpkin patch, and $1 children's games with prizes. Food, caramel apples and treats will be available in the Greenhouse Café.

More information is available at (262) 679-2207.

Banks collecting flags

for proper disposal

North Shore Bank locations in New Berlin and Muskego are collecting worn and tattered American flags through Oct. 31.

The bank is working with the Exchange Clubs, the American Legion and local Boy Scout troops to honorably dispose of the flags during Veterans Day ceremonies in November.

The local branches are at W17095 Janesville Road in Muskego and at 15505 W. National Ave., New Berlin.

'Twilight Zone' play

opens at Eisenhower

New Berlin — "The Twilight Zone," a play based on the television series of the same name, will be presented by Eisenhower High School, 4333 S. Sunnyslope Road., at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2.

Admission will be $7 general or $5 for students and seniors.

For information, call (262) 827-1280.

St. Paul's hosts

Fall Bazaar

Muskego — St. Paul's Fall Bazaar will be held in the school gym at W14325 Janesville Road, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2.

Admission is free to the bazaar, which will feature handmade craft items, ornaments, garden decor, candy, cookies, greeting cards and rummage items.

A buffet lunch of chili, hot ham and rolls, hot dogs and homemade desserts will be available.

Proceeds will benefit mission work.

Top team holds

youth dance clinic

New Berlin — The Eisenhower High School Varsity Dance Team will hold a Youth Dance Clinic at Eisenhower for girls in grades one through six from 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Nov. 15.

The learned routines will be showcased for families at 1 p.m.

The $25 cost includes a T-shirt, morning snack, achievement certificate, and instruction from the award-winning Ike Dance Team.

Dance clinic participants should wear athletic attire and sneakers or dance shoes and bring a bag lunch.

To register, contact Jeanine Gavin by email at or by phone at (414) 698-4455, or Shannon Stiller at or (414) 379-5439.

Session discusses how

to make knitting needles

Muskego — "Make Your Own Knitting Needles," a program for adults and teens, will be held at the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road, from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 16.

The class will show how to use dowels, clay and a few common household items to make easy and unique knitting needles.

Sign-up is required at (262) 971-2100 or stop by the reference desk.

Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the Muskego Public Library.

Author presents 'spooky'

info on Christmas ship

Muskego — "All Aboard the Christmas Tree Ship," a program at the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road, will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 18.

Author Rochelle Pennington will present the program, which focuses on little-known and some spooky facts about the famed Christmas Tree Ship that was caught in the "Great Storm of 1912" and sank with its load of Christmas trees it was bringing from Chicago to Wisconsin.

The story has inspired paintings, poems, six different Christmas Tree Ship songs, television programs, a musical performed all over the country titled "The Christmas Schooner," and a "new" Christmas Tree Ship sailed by the Great Lakes Coast Guard each holiday season as a living memorial.

Pennington's presentation will focus on many of the little-known facts surrounding the story including the ship's mysterious disappearance, clues washed ashore in the decades following the vessel's demise, ghost ship sightings of the phantom schooner, and mysterious omens believed to have cursed the ship immediately before it set sail on its final voyage on Nov. 22, 1912.

More information is available at (262) 271-2100.

First Reindeer Romp

for parade, Toys for Tots

New Berlin — To help fund the New Berlin Community Christmas parade, organizers will hold a 5K Reindeer Romp fun run/walk on Thanksgiving morning to kick off the holiday season and collect Toys for Tots for U.S. Marines.

The run will be at 8 a.m. Nov. 28 at Malone Park, 16400 W. Al Stigler Parkway. Children and four-legged family members will be welcome, too. The $35 entrance fee will include a T-shirt, a commemorative New Berlin Christmas ornament, and treats from area businesses.

The Marines will be on hand to accept donations of new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots.

To register, search for New Berlin Reindeer Romp on or visit

For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Katherine Patterson at

Christmas parade set

for Nov. 30 in New Berlin

New Berlin — The Prospect Lions Club of New Berlin and volunteers, in partnership with the city of New Berlin and the Holiday Inn Express and La Quinta hotels, will sponsor the New Berlin Christmas Parade at 3 p.m. Nov. 30.

The route will run along National Avenue, going westward from Moorland Road and ending nearly a mile away at National Avenue and Casper Drive.

Live reindeer will pull Santa and his sleigh, and the parade will also feature the U.S. Navy marching band, live camels, wise men, village people, live sheep and goats and a live nativity scene.

Food and donations for the New Berlin food pantry will be collected during the parade.

A city tree-lighting ceremony will follow the parade, visits with Santa Claus and caroling by the Milwaukee Showcase Chorus. Pictures will again be taken with live reindeer and Santa's elves.

Antiques, collectibles

to be appraised at library

Muskego — The Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road, will hold an antiques and collectibles appraisal event featuring author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7.

Space is limited and registration is required. There is a limit of three items per person in the free event. Spectators are encouraged to attend. For more information or to register, call the library at (262) 971-2100.

Categories of objects for appraisal may include fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, folk art, toys, metalware, clocks and costume jewelry. Are all weapons are excluded, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising will be accepted).

Questions about objects can be submitted to Moran via email in advance at

Opinions of value are informal, and may not be used for insurance or charitable donations, which require certified appraisals.

Story time, youth group

sign-ups continue

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.

Send submissions to at least two weeks prior to the event.


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