Things to Do

Nov. 18, 2013

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.

Coffee With a Cop

slated to build relationships

New Berlin — The New Berlin Police Department will hold a Coffee with a Cop from 8 to 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at McDonald's Restaurant, 3680 S. Moorland Road, so that people can meet local officers, discuss community issues, ask questions, build relationships and drink coffee.

The majority of contacts residents have with police happen during emergencies or in emotional situations. At other times, some may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop is meant to break down barriers.

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice. Similar events are being held across the county.

More information is available from Captain Mike Glider, (262) 780-8109 or e-mail at

Nutcracker Sweets

sweet tooth heaven

New Berlin — The Friends of the New Berlin Library will hold its seventh annual Nutcracker Sweets Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the library, 15105 Library Lane.

The annual fundraiser will feature home-baked goods, a mini-book sale, handmade ornaments and crafts, mixed nuts and raffle items.

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.

Santa to visit

New Berlin Library

New Berlin — Santa will visit the New Berlin Public Library, 15105 Library Lane, at 7 p.m. Dec. 19.

There will be stories and treats, and parents can take their children's pictures on Santa's lap.

Refreshments will be provided by the New Berlin Lioness Club.

More information is available at (262) 785-4980.

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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