Things to Do

June 17, 2013

Historical Park hosts

year's first open house

New Berlin — The New Berlin Historical Society's first open house of the year takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. June 23 at the Historical Park, 19765 W. National Ave.

The open house will feature Clown Day, with Sneekers The Clown, from 1 to 3 p.m. in addition to other historic attractions.

Visitors will get to beat a rug, churn butter, ride the barrel train through the apple orchard. The historic log home, little red school house, historic houses and Freewill Baptist Church will be open. People also can explore the antique apple orchard and barn.

New this year will be an exhibit Model Tractors of Yesteryear.

There also will be fire and police department exhibits and gift shop in the museum.

National Dash

comes flying back

New Berlin — The seventh annual New Berlin Junior Woman's Club National Dash, a 5K Run or a two-mile run/walk, will be held prior to the New Berlin Fourth of July parade.

The event starts at Malone Park at noon and goes down National Avenue. It will feature chip timing, a goodie bag, high-tech shirt, food and drink.

The cost is $20 for adults, $12 for children 12 and younger (including a high-tech T-shirt if registered prior to June 24). On race day, the cost is $25 and a shirt is not guaranteed. It will be free for anyone with a military ID. Pre-register online at

Strollers will be welcome but pets should be left at home.

Signup deadline soon

for Camp Invention

New Berlin — Registrations are being accepted for the weeklong Camp Invention, a program aimed at inspiring creativity and inventive thinking, to be held daily from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 8 to 12 at Ronald Reagan Elementary School, 4225 S. Calhoun Road.

The camp is open to children entering first through sixth grade.

The cost is $215.

For information, email

Signups open for

2nd Wave soccer camp

New Berlin — Signups are being accepted for the second Wave Soccer Summer Camp in New Berlin, to be held from July 15 through 19 at Valley View Park.

Once again, campers will learn from professionals from the six-time champion Milwaukee Wave members.

One of them is Nick Vorberg, who was the Goalkeeper of the Year for the 2012-13 season in the Major Indoor Soccer League. He also plays on the United States National Futsal team that beat England and Poland in June. (Futsal is a form of indoor soccer played on a court with a smaller field and with smaller teams.)

Vorberg will be joined by fellow Wave players teaching on fundamentals of technique and tactics. The Wave will offer something for all levels of players.

For more information, visit or call (414) 224-WAVE.

St. Joseph's School

to host golf outing

Big Bend — St. Joseph's School of Big Bend will hold a golf outing July 26 at the Edgewood Golf Course to help raise money for the school.

It will be a typical scramble format, with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Dinner is included and will be accompanied by a raffle.

Registration is $85 per person, or $340 per foursome, and includes greens fee, cart, golfer gift bag (including two drink tickets), a post-play reception and dinner.

More information is available from Nicole Hallada, event co-chair, at (262) 397-7467 or Additional information also is available at

St. Joseph School was established in 1955 and is staffed by the School Sisters of St. Francis.

Water Bugs ski

into 2013 season

Muskego — The Muskego Water Bugs 2013 season is under way with free water ski shows at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Labor Day at Idle Isle Park on Little Muskego Lake.

The Water Bugs will tell a story of Yogi Bear and Jellystone Park, which Mayor Mooch is considering closing the park for back taxes. Yogi, Boo Boo and Cindy Bear have some ideas to raise money to save the park.

The Water Bugs will showcase their world famous five-high pyramid, the nation's top scoring jump act, and national doubles champions Meghan Stone and Marty Campbell.

Soap Box Derby

to be held Sept. 8

New Berlin — The 49th Annual New Berlin Soap Box Derby will be held on Sept. 8.

Registration closes Aug. 1. More information is available on the New Berlin website,

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.

Fall Harvest Art,

Craft Fair slated

New Berlin — The Fall Harvest Art and Craft Fair, sponsored by the New Berlin Junior Woman's Club, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Ronald Reagan Elementary School, 4225 S. Calhoun Road.

More than 120 crafters will sell their creations and a bake sale and refreshments will be offered.

Admission is $2. Proceeds will be donated back to the community.

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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