Things to Do

March 11, 2013

St. Leonard's invites

families to open house

Muskego - St. Leonard Parish School, S7777 Westwood Drive, will hold a Curriculum and Open House Night on March 14 for current and prospective school families.

The open house will be from 6 to 7 p.m. for 4-year-old kindergarten through fourth grade and from 6 to 6:45 p.m. for grades five to eight. Classrooms will be open and teachers will be available to answer questions on curriculum, daily routines and more.

From 6:45 to 7:30 p.m., parents can attend a presentation about junior high in the sixth-grade classroom. Information on curriculum, class schedules, family life and what to look for as children turn into teenagers will be addressed by teachers for grades five to eight.

Children's favorite

to open at West PAC

New Berlin - "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" will be presented by TAP Children's Playhouse at the New Berlin West Performing Arts Center, 18695 W. Cleveland Ave., at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 15 and 2 p.m. March 16 and 17.

Tickets range from $2 to $7 and can be purchased by calling (262) 789-6406, Ext. 3. Tickets may be charged to credit cards at Visit

Tickets also will be sold at the door.

Deal 'em out,

Casino Night is on

New Berlin - The New Berlin West Baseball Booster Club will hold its Casino Night Fundraiser at the New Berlin Ale House on March 16.

There will be table games, a raffle and a silent auction from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

For information, call Jodi Sowinski at (414) 550-2720.

Ike dance team

to hold info session

New Berlin - The New Berlin Eisenhower High School varsity dance team will hold an information meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. March 18 in the Eisenhower High School library media center.

The new head coach and members of the booster club will be available to answer questions regarding tryouts and the new season. The meeting will offer information on schedules, financial commitments and forms that need to be submitted prior to the tryouts, which will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 10, 11 and 12 in the Eisenhower lower gym.

More information can be found at the dance team's updated website,

Harpist, storyteller

to present all things Irish

Muskego - In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road, will present Jeff Pockat, Gaelic harpist and storyteller, at the library at 7 p.m. March 19.

He will perform traditional and original selections on the ancient wire strung Celtic harp. His goal is to soothe the mind, soul, body and spirit while still inspiring people to get up and dance.

Samples of his music are at The free public program is sponsored by the Friends of the Muskego Library.

For information, call (262) 271-2110.

Church hosts

Easter Egg Hunt

Muskego - A community Easter Egg Hunt will be held by Heritage Presbyterian Church, W13761 College Ave., from 10:30 a.m. to noon March 23.

Children up to age 10 and their parents are welcome. The Easter Egg Hunt also includes songs, stories and a free hot dog lunch.

More information is available at (414) 425-2050.

Community Egg Hunt

sponsored by NB Juniors

New Berlin - A Community Egg Hunt will be held at 9:30 a.m. March 23 at the New Berlin Community Center, 14750 W. Cleveland Ave., rain, snow or shine by the New Berlin Junior Woman's Club.

The hunt is for children up to third grade, and they should bring a food pantry donation and a basket for their eggs.

A pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny also will be held that morning. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for younger than 12 and free for under 2.

The first seating will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and the second seating from 10 to 11 a.m. Seating will be limited and tickets can be purchased at the club's Facebook page, or by mailing a check to NBJWC, P.O. Box 510094, New Berlin, WI, 53151. Parents will be welcome to photograph their children with the bunny.

Money course

offers 'financial peace'

Big Bend - Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, a biblically based curriculum on how to handle money, will be offered at St. Joseph School and Parish, W22650 Milwaukee Ave., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays starting March 25.

The cost of the nine-week course is $89 per family/couple. To register, go online to or contact Jennifer King at (414) 659-5926.

The course will help students achieve financial goals by showing how to eliminate debt, save for the future and give like never before. Students will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for their money.

Holy Apostles will dish up community fish fry

New Berlin - Holy Apostles will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. March 29 in the gym at 159th and National Ave.

The menu will include baked or breaded cod, parsley potatoes or french fries, coleslaw, applesauce, rye bread, homemade dessert, milk and coffee. (Beer and soda cost extra). The cost is $10.50 general, $9.50 for seniors, $11.50 for a fish and shrimp combo, $5.25 for ages 5 to 12, and $2.75 for ages 4 and younger.

All meals include baked or breaded cod, parsley potatoes or french fries, coleslaw, applesauce, rye bread, homemade dessert, milk and coffee (beer and soda extra)

The final fish fry of the season will be held April 12.

Dance classes aim

for cardio fitness

Muskego - The Tudor Oaks Retirement Community, W12929 McShane Drive, in collaboration with Muskego Park and Recreation Department, is holding dance/fitness classes to Latin/international music and rhythms like salsa and meringue.

The class is designed for seniors and beginners who want better cardiovascular fitness. If needed, people can participate while seated in a chair.

Remaining Sessions will be 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays through April 8; and April 15 through May 20.

The cost is $36 for Muskego residents or $54 for nonresidents. To register, contact the Muskego Park and Recreation Department at (262) 679-4108.

Casino night to raise

splashpad funds

New Berlin - "Viva Splash Vegas," a New Berlin Casino Night fundraiser for a splashpad in New Berlin's Malone Park, will be held from 6:30 to 11 p.m. April 27 at the New Berlin Ale House Banquet Center, 16000 W. Cleveland Ave.

Tickets are $50 per person (age 21 and up) and are available online at

The New Berlin Junior Woman's Club event will include a silent auction, raffles and "The Best Wine Cork Pull and Fork Pull in New Berlin."

Admission includes dancing to the tunes of DJ Jeff Keller and appetizers.

Flowering basket,

plant sales slated

New Berlin - Hanging basket flower sales will be held by the New Berlin Junior Woman's Club in May at the North Shore Bank, 15505 W. National Ave.

The sales will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. May 10 and 24 and 9 a.m. to noon May 11 and 25. The two early May sales will also feature planters and 6-inch pots while supplies last. Additonally, the two later sales will include 3.5-inch pots, flats, herbs, tomato plants and pepper plants, also while supplies last.

Residents can sign up

for police academy

New Berlin - Two Citizens Academy classes run by the New Berlin Police Department are accepting registrations from people living or working in New Berlin.

Applications can be found online and should be forwarded by email to officer Scott Hippler at hippler@

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 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 $190 prior to March 28 and $215 after.

For information,

Dreams of summer's

Jammin' fill chamber

Muskego - As the snow flies, the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce is working on this summer's big outdoor block parties, Jammin' on Janesville.

Coordinators are in the chamber office every Wednesday evening to help businesses plan their 2013 Jammin' events and marketing.

Jammin' on Janesville provides businesses three summer events to showcase their products and services to residents.

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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