Things to Do

Oct. 28, 2013

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.

Police to honor

first chief as part of 50th

New Berlin — The New Berlin Police Department starts its celebration of its 50th anniversary Nov. 1 with commemorating the hiring of the city's first police chief, William J.H. Sadusky.

He started as chief on Nov. 1 with the responsibility of hiring the police officers, establishing policy and procedures, and training the new police staff.

The Police Department holds a public ceremony honoring Sadusky at 1 p.m. Nov. 1 in the municipal court room at the New Berlin Public Safety Building, 16300 W. National Ave. Members of Sadusky's family will be the honored guests for the ceremony.

Before becoming chief, Sadusky focused his efforts on traffic safety and juvenile issues.

He was a strong believer in "prevention through education" which became the cornerstone in establishing the department's positive working relationship with the New Berlin Public School District, civic organizations and residents.

Friends Coffee

to be in new space

Muskego — The Friends First Friday Coffee will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 1 at the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road.

The coffee is in a new place. It will be in the periodical room toward the back of the library.

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

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.

'Blithe Spirit'

to open at West

New Berlin — New Berlin West Middle/High School, 18695 W. Cleveland Ave., presents the play "Blithe Spirit" at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 10.

Muskego kicks off

50th anniversary

Muskego — Muskego holds its 50th anniversary kickoff at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Old Town Hall at Muskego Settlement Centre, S8100 Racine Ave.

Residents and businesses making Muskego their home for at least 50 years are encouraged to attend and be recognized.

The event begins with the presentation of colors by the VFW Post 8161 and American Legion Post #356 followed by the national anthem. Various individuals and organizations will be recognized and then a brief presentation will be given by the Muskego Historical Society and Task Force for the 50th Anniversary.

The Task Force will also have a giveaway of 50 50th anniversary T-shirts.

The Muskego Common Council and Miss Teen Wisconsin Jessica Portik of Muskego will serve cake and refreshments.

The Historical Society opens the historic buildings for viewing between 1:30 and 3 p.m.

The Task Force for the 50th Anniversary has planned many events and activities in store throughout 2014.

Veterans to be honored

in New Berlin Nov. 11

New Berlin — New Berlin Mayor Dave Ament conducts the city's annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Common Council Chambers at the New Berlin City Hall, 3805 S. Casper Drive.

The ceremony includes participation from the New Berlin Hoeppner Horn VFW Post 5716, the American Legion Post #488 and the New Berlin Community Band.

Those unable to attend may view the ceremony on local cable channel 25.

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.

Helen Keller 'alive'

to be presented

New Berlin — The New Berlin Historical Society hosts Jessica Michna, well known historical presenter, portraying Helen Keller in a free program at the New Berlin Public Library, 15105 Library Lane, at 7 p.m. Nov. 19.

Her program is followed by a question/answer period. Light refreshments are offered. More information is available at new

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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