Things to Do

Aug. 5, 2013

Night Out

not sleepy time

Muskego — Muskego's Sixth Annual National Night Out will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 8 at Veteran's Memorial Park across from the City Hall, S8200 Racine Ave.

Law enforcement and fire safety demonstrations, food, live music and a chance for kids to win a new bicycle courtesy of the Muskego Lions all will be part of the event.

Visitors will get to see the Flight For Life helicopter up close. Other demonstrations will involve emergency vehicles, a police canine unit, the Jaws of Life emergency extraction tool, a smoke house and air bags and fire extinguishers.

Also part of the evening will be the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, anti-crime mascot McGruff, helmet and bicycle giveaways from the Lions Club and T-shirt giveaways. Old cellphones and eye glasses will be collected.

Entertainment will include music by The Gleasons, a bounce house, face painting and glow-stick walk.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Family Fun Fest

could save lives

New Berlin — The Rotary Club of New Berlin will present Family Fun Fest, to support the YMCA's splash program, on Aug. 11 at StoneFire Pizza Company, 5320 S. Moorland Road.

Tickets are $15.85 for guests 13 and older and $12.85 for ages 3 to 12. The cost includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and unlimited bumper cars, frog hopper, ball-o-city and outdoor jump yard and unlimited play on 15 games.

For other games involving prizes, game cards that usually cost $20 will be available for $15.

All proceeds will go toward the splash program, which is designed to teach basic water safety around pools, waterfronts and waterways to young children.

More information is available from Jeff Hoffman by phone at (414) 322-4778 or by email at

Outdoor concerts

at New Berlin Library

New Berlin — The last concert of the New Berlin Library's free outdoor concerts on the green at the library in the City Center will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14.

The concert will feature The Concord Chamber Orchestra.

Food and beverages will be available in the library parking lot.

ProHealth Care/Regency Senior Communities is sponsoring the three-concert series.

Bowl-a-Thon benefits local police

New Berlin — The New Berlin Police Citizens Academy Alumni Association will host a Bowl-a-Thon to support the New Berlin Police Department at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at the New Berlin Ale House, 16000 W. Cleveland Ave.

The cost is $20 per bowler, but the event is also open to nonbowlers. There will be also be a DJ, raffle items, silent auction items and a live auction.

For more information, call Stephanie Brown at (414) 425-4997 or visit the association's website at

Ride for abused children

to start, end in New Berlin

New Berlin — Quaker Steak and Lube is sponsoring the third annual "Ride Because You C.A.R.E." motorcycle ride through southern Waukesha County on Aug. 24.

About 100 motorcyclists are expected to participate in the event, which begins at 9 a.m. at Hal's Harley-Davidson, 1925 S. Moorland Road. The hour-long ride ends at Quaker Steak & Lube, 4900 S. Moorland Road, at 12:30 p.m., where the festivities continue and where nonriders can join the charitable.

The restaurant is donating refreshments and food for ride participants, and live music is being donated by the band Four on the Floor.

All proceeds will go to benefit The C.A.R.E. Center (Child Advocacy Resource and Empowerment Center) in its efforts to help victims of abuse.

Al Stigler golf outing

to benefit local charities

New Berlin — The fifth annual Al Stigler golf outing/four-person scramble will be held Aug. 29 at the New Berlin Hills golf course, 13175 W. Graham St.

Registration will start at 11 a.m. with chipping and putting contests, shotgun start at noon. Registration is $75 per person and includes greens fee, cart, gift items (including two drink tickets) and dinner.

The object of the event is to have fun while helping Stigler's favorite charities — the New Berlin Veterans Memorial Society, the New Berlin Soap Box Derby Commission and the Lions Club Camp for disabled children.

To register, call Ted Wysocki at (262) 782-0267 or email by Aug. 26.

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.

When 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 and the nation's top scoring jump act.

They also feature national doubles champions Meghan Stone and Marty Campbell.

Come join the fun before summer's over.

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,

Local remodeler

hosts 'refashion show'

Muskego — The sixth annual "Refashion for Life" will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Callen Construction's Muskego Showroom and company grounds, W13131 Janesville Road.

The charity event will benefit CommonGround Ministry/Elena's House, Wauwatosa, which provides physical, spiritual, and emotional support to people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

"Refashion for Life" will feature a fashion show combining the newest looks in clothing with fashionable products for the home, including countertops, cabinetry, windows, plumbing and light fixtures, flooring, and hardware. Kohler Co. and StarMark Cabinetry will provide many of the featured home improvement and remodeling products.

In addition to the runway show, there will be a silent and voice auction featuring entertainment and sporting tickets, boutique certificates and more. Saz's Catering will provide hors d'oeuvres and desserts, with music by Mr. Lucky Light.

Tickets are $40 and are available at

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.

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.

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


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