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March 29, 2011

Books store collecting donations through March 31

Greenfield - Half Price Books, 5032 S. 74th St., is collecting new and gently used children's books for its 13th annual Half Pint Library Book Drive through March 31.

Books will be collected for distribution to families and children in need through community organizations. Half Price Books will match each book donated during the drive.

For information, visit or call (414) 281-0000.

Rummage sale time at Mt. Zion Church

Greenfield - A rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 1 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 3820 W. Layton Ave.

The sale will continue from 9 a.m. to noon April 2 at the church. More information is available at (414) 282-4900.

Group to hold dance/auction fundraiser

West Allis - The West Allis-West Milwaukee Monogram Organization will hold its annual Scholarship and Awards Dance/Silent Auction at 8 p.m. April 1 at the Zoofari Conference Center, 9715 W. Blue Mound Road.

Proceeds will fund scholarships and awards for students from the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District.

There will be live music by Our House as well dozens of silent auction items, other raffles and drawings throughout the evening.

Last year, the Monogram Club awarded eight $1,000 scholarships to West Allis Central and West Allis Hale students. Over the years, the club has given more than $200,000 in scholarships and awards to students in the district.

Established in 1932, the Monogram Organization is one of the oldest service clubs in the school district. Its aim is to promote the ideals of fair competition and good sportsmanship and to recognize high school athletes of championship status.

For more information, go to

Dance extravaganza coming on Saturday

Greenfield - The 46th annual Spring Review, sponsored by the Greenfield Parks & Recreation Department, will be April 2 in the Whitnall High School auditorium, 5000 S. 116 St.

Ballet, tap and jazz performances will take place from noon to 1 p.m. and Middle Eastern dance and Kidnastics performances will run from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Admission is $4.

Whitnall District to celebrate 50 years

Greenfield - The Whitnall School District will hold a 50th anniversary celebration dinner from 6 to 11 p.m. April 2 at the American Legion Post, 6351 W. Grange Ave., Greendale.

Alumni, parents and the community are invited to take part in the food, live entertainment and dancing. The cost is $15 per person. Reservations should be made by March 25 at or by calling Quin Brunette, (414) 550-5633 or Lauren Hyps, (414) 758-3054.

Spring flea market coming to Knights hall

West Allis - A spring flea market will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 3 at Knights of Columbus Hall, 1800 S. 92nd St.

While sponsored by the Depression Era Glass Society of Wisconsin, the sale will have a wide variety of wares.

Admission is $1, but those 12 and under, free.

Time to sign up for story time programs

West Allis - Registrations are being accepted at the West Allis Public Library, 7421 W. National Ave., for April story times.

Morning Story Time for children ages 3 through 5 is offered at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27. The adult who brings the child must remain within the library during the session.

"Happy Endings" Evening Story Time for ages 3 and younger with an adult companion will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26. Each session consists of stories, fingerplays, rhymes and songs and a video.

Lapsit Story Time for ages 9 months through 23 months is offered at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, April 4, 11 and 18. Lapsit sessions consist of 20 minutes of stories, fingerplays, rhymes and songs. There is an additional 10 minutes afterward of playtime.

Pre-registration is required for all the programs. For more information, call (414) 302-8502.

Seminar on strategies to get financial security

West Allis - A free seminar titled "Seeking a Lifetime of Financial Security" will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5 at AnchorBank, 7401 W. Greenfield Ave.

The seminar will cover simple strategies to help participants financially prepare for the future and protect retirement assets.

Lunch will be served at this free event. For more information or to sign up, call (414) 290-7206 by March 29.

Vagabonds to meet, dance at KC Hall

Greenfield - The Vagabond Ski & Social Club for singles and married couples will meet and dance to the music of Tom Anthony and his band April 6.

The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. with dancing at 8:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 3200 S. 103rd St., Greenfield.

Admission will be $5. More information is available online at

Used book, music, video sale at library

Greenfield - Bargains on used books, movies and music will be available at the Greenfield Public Library's second annual used book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9 in the library community room, 5310 W. Layton Ave.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the library. Donations for the sale will be welcomed at the library through April 6.

For information, call the library at (414) 321-9595, Ext. 250.

Soles4Souls founder to sign book at shoe store

Greenfield - Stan's Fit For Your Feet shoe store, 7405 W. Layton Ave., will host Wayne Elsey, founder of Soles4Souls, a not-for-profit organization that has distributed more 13 million pairs of shoes to needy people in 125 countries since the Asian tsunami in 2004, from 5 to 7 p.m. April 7.

Elsey will sign copies of his new book, "Almost Isn't Good Enough."

The cost of the book is $12 for one, $20 for two or $45 for five. All of the proceeds will benefit Soles4Souls.

For information, call (414) 431-6300.

Tamburitzans to present concert at Hale

West Allis - The Milwaukee CFU Tamburitzans will present its 26th anniversary concert at 4 p.m. April 9 at Nathan Hale High School, 11601 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis (doors and parking on the west side of the school).

A reception will follow at St. Augustine Hall, 2025 S. 67th Place, West Allis.

Dinner, refreshments and homemade bakery will be available. Tickets for the concert and reception are $10, adults; $6 for age 12 and under. Tickets just for the reception are $8, adults, $5 for 12 and under.

For ticket information, call Ivo Kuchan, (414) 698-4102, or Joe's Tailor Shop, (414) 541-8773.

'On Golden Pond' next Players production

West Allis - The West Allis Players will present "On Golden Pond" at 7:30 p.m. April 8, 9, 15 and 16, and at 2 p.m. April 17, at West Allis Central High School, 8500 W. Lincoln Ave.

Admission is $15, or $13 for seniors and students.

More information is available at

Puppet theater to tell favorite fairy tale

Greenfield - "The Princess and the Pea," a Mark Nichols Puppet Place Theatre production, will be presented at the Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., from 2 to 3 p.m. April 10.

"The Princess and the Pea" is suitable for preschool and elementary school children and their families. The program will be free to the public. Although registration is not required, seating is limited.

For more information, call the library at (414) 321-9595, Ext. 245.

Wear your pajamas to the library for story time

Greenfield - The Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., has pajama story times at 6 p.m. April 16.

Participants can attend in pajamas and bring a pillow, blanket and stuffed animal.

Drop-ins are encouraged, but registration is preferred.

For information, call (414) 321-9595 or check out the "kids" tab on the library's website," target="_blank">

Fishing experts to teach angling

West Allis - Free fishing instruction for ages 15 years and younger will be offered at Greenfield Park, 2028 S. 124th St., sponsored by the Great Lakes Sports Fishermen and the Milwaukee Casting Club, on April 16.

The clinics will begin every hour from 9 a.m. with the last clinic starting at 2 p.m. Fishing equipment will be available, but young people are asked to bring their own rod and reel, if possible.

For information, call (414) 263-8614.

Organic Arts plans Earth Day concert

Greenfield - Especially for Earth Day, Organic Arts will offer a variety program featuring some favorite environmental performing artists at the Greenfield Performing Arts Center, 4800 S. 60th St., at 2 p.m. April 17.

The program will include Water Wonders with Professor Oops (Dr. Sky Schultz), stories from Eartha the Elf ( Kristia Wildflower), Bluegrass and environmental music by Libra (Linda and Paul Sandersen of the Bluegrass band Pickin' Up Speed) and family sing-alongs with Side By Side (Sandy Lewis and Diane Bloom).

The performing artists of Organic Arts have each spent decades performing for schools, libraries, nature centers, community festivals and elder centers.

Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10, general or $20 for the whole Family. Tickets are available at the box office (414) 855-2419 or at

Local youngsters 'Eating up Good Books'

Greenfield - "Eating Up Good Books" is the theme of the Spring Preschool Storytime at the Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, and at 4 p.m. Thursdays.

The storytime will run through April 27. For more information, call the library at (414) 321-9595, Ext. 245or visit the Kids Link on the library website,, to register. Adults must stay with the children during storytime.

Also at the library is a display of student art. March is "Student Art Month" and everyone is invited to view the month-long in the library community room, children's library, lobby display case, and on the second floor mezzanine.

Vendor Fair to help Southwest YMCA

Greenfield - The third annual Vendor Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 at the Southwest YMCA, 11311 W. Howard Ave.

Local business owners and vendors will be able to share their products with other business owners.

A $40 dollar donation and an item for the raffle will reserve a table. All proceeds benefit the YMCA annual campaign fund drive.

To reserve a table or for more information, contact Sue Murawsky at (414) 329-3845 or

Nature day camp accepting registrations

Greenfield - Registrations are being accepted for the Nature in the Parks Adventure day camp, to be held at Greenfield Park, Whitnall Park and other locations.

Children will explore nature side-by-side with naturalists

The camp is for children ages 3 to 13, with ages divided up. Children ages 3 to 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Prices range from $20 for half-day programs up to $180 for full-day, weeklong programs.

Because of the nature of the camp, spaces are limited and advanced registration is required. Call (414) 425-8550 or go to

Library friends group holds book sales

West Allis - The Friends of the West Allis Public Library will hold book sales from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the library, 7421 W. National Ave.

Greenfield Library hosts book discussion group

Greenfield - The Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., holds a book discussion group from 7 to 8 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month.

To reserve a copy, visit or call (414) 321-9595, Ext. 250.

Health Department offers immunization clinics

West Allis - The Health Department, 7120 W. National Ave., hosts free walk-in immunization clinics to meet new state laws on children's vaccines.

Clinics are available from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Immunizations are available by appointment from 4 to 7 p.m. the second Monday and fourth Tuesday. For information, call (414) 302-8600.

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