Things to Do

March 26, 2013

'Living Stations'

performance coming

West Allis - Eighth-grade students at Mary Queen of Saints Catholic Academy, 1435 S 92nd St., will re-enact "The Living Stations" at 10:30 a.m. March 28.

Blessed Sacrament hosts March fish fries

Milwaukee - Blessed Sacraments Church, 3100 S. 41st St., will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. March 29.

Carryouts will be available by calling (414) 751-4901.

On the menu is beer-battered fish, baked fish, baked macaroni and cheese, french fries, parsley buttered potatoes, rye bread, milk or coffee, homemade dessert table. Beer, soda and bottled water are sold separately.

The cost is $10 general; $9 for seniors; $6 for ages 10 and younger; macaroni and cheese with fries only, $6.

St. Florian's to serve

Lenten fish fries

West Milwaukee - An all-you-can-eat Lenten fish fries will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. March 29 in the school cafeteria of St. Florian Parish, 1215 S. 45th St.

It includes baked or beer-battered cod, smelt, salad bar, homemade clam chowder, french fries, parsley-buttered potatoes, rye bread, dessert, coffee and milk. Beer, wine and soda will be sold separately.

The cost is $10 general or $7 for children younger than 10. Takeouts will be available.

For information, call (414) 383-3565.

St. Augustine's

offers fish fry

West Allis - An all-you-can- eat fish fry will be served at St. Augustine Parish Center Hall, 2025 South 67th Place, West Allis, from 4 to 7 p.m. March 29.

The menu features baked or fried fish, french fries, parsley-buttered potatoes, coleslaw and rye bread. Grilled cheese and homemade macaroni and cheese also will be available. Dessert, coffee and milk will be included. The price is $9.50 for adults, $4.75 for ages 3 to 11, and free to children younger than 3. Takeout is available.

For information, call (414) 541-5207.

Breakfast, egg hunt,

Easter Bunny at park

West Allis - The Friends of LaFollette Park will hold an Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast on March 30 at the park, 9418 W. Washington St.

The breakfast will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the cost $5 for adults and $3 for children.

The free egg hunt for all kids up to age 11 will begin at 11 a.m. The Easter Bunny will be there for photo opportunities.

For information, go online

Heart of Harmony

holding open auditions

West Allis - The Heart of Harmony Chorus, a men's a cappella chorus based in West Allis, will have open tryouts for new members every Tuesday evening in March.

"We want guys who like to sing - whether they've sung in a church choir, school chorus or just in the shower," said Dave Paschke, chorus president. "We're a fun group of guys who enjoy singing together, but we're always learning, too - always developing our voices and singing technique."

The Heart of Harmony rehearses from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at Gonzaga Hall, behind St. Aloysius Church in West Allis, 1441 S. 92nd St. March rehearsals also include an orientation to a cappella singing and fun activities for guests.

For more information on open auditions and the Heart of Harmony, call (262) 844-5184, or visit the Heart of Harmony website at

Movies, crafts

planned at library

West Allis - Two special events are planned at the West Allis Public Library, 7421 W. National Ave.

A Family Movie Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 2 when two short films based on children's picture books will be shown. The evening also will also offer a look at the new TumbleBooks program available to library patrons. Popcorn will be served. No pre-registration necessary and all are welcome.

Family Craft time for all ages will be offered at 2 p.m. April 14. Crafts and supplies will be available in the children's department. The theme for craft Sunday is "Make your own Bookmark." The event will be free and no pre-registration is required.

Signups accepted

for April story times

West Allis - The West Allis Public Library, 7421 W. National Ave., is accepting registrations for three story April story times.

Morning Story Time for children ages 3 through 5 meets at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24. The adult who brings the child must stay in the library during the session.

Happy Endings Evening Story Time for age 3 and under with an adult will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 9, 16, 23 and 30. Each session consists of stories, fingerplays, songs and playtime.

Lapsit Story Time for ages 9 through 23 months is offered at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29 with sessions consisting of 20 minutes of stories, fingerplays, rhymes and songs. There is an additional 10 minutes afterwards of playtime.

Pre-registration is requested for all three story times. For information, call (414) 302-8502.

Teen authors

to visit library

Greenfield - Popular teen authors Alyson Noel, C.C. Hunter and Rainbow Rowell will visit the Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., at 6:30 p.m. April 4.

Boswell Books and the library will sponsor the visit that will be free and no registration is required. Books will be available for purchase, or visitors may bring their own books to be signed.

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

Rummage, book sale

to be held at church

Greenfield - A rummage and book sale will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church, 8500 W. Cold Spring Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 and from 9 a.m. to noon on April 6.

The sale is sponsored by the Christian Women Society.

A bit of Las Vegas

comes to West Allis

West Allis - A Casino Night, with Las Vegas-style games, will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 1800 S. 92nd St., from 7 p.m. to midnight April 6.

The $15 ticket price includes beer, soda and lunch, a chance for cash door prizes and raffles.

For information, call (414) 774-3095.


continues at fairgrounds

West Allis - Rummage-A-Rama will continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 at the State Fair Park Wisconsin Products Pavilion.

Rummage-A-Rama is a collective rummage sale consisting of individual rummage sales and local and regional exhibitors.

Admission is $4, but patrons who donate two nonperishable food items for Hunger Task Force will get in for $2. (Since its return in 2009, Rummage-A-Rama has collected more than 62,000 pounds of food through this promotion.) Ages 12 and younger are admitted free.

Parking also will be free in the north lot at the Pettit National Ice Center via Gate 6. However, closer parking is available within the park for $5 via Gate 5 off 84th Street.

For more information and a schedule of other show dates, visit

Volunteers needed to go

bald for a good cause

West Allis - Plucky volunteers who don't mind being bald for a while are again being sought for the West Allis St. Baldrick's Event slated for April 8.

Anyone is welcome to participate in the communitywide event that raises money to fight childhood cancer. It will be held from 8:45 to 9:05 a.m. at Hoover Elementary School, 12705 W. Euclid Ave.

At least one Hoover student will participate this year. West Allis Mayor Dan Devine and other West Allis officials have also volunteered to be bald for a cause.

The goal is to raise $5,000. As of March 18, the total stood at nearly $2,000.

More information is available from the mayor's office, (414) 302-8292.

Leisure Timers set

travel, music programs

West Allis - The West Allis Public Library, 7421 W National Ave., is offering some new Leisure Timers programs in 2013 for those who want to start their week on the second and fourth Mondays of the month with a fun and relaxing activity.

The Leisure Timers program is designed for adults who enjoy both live presentations and films about various subjects of interest, including travel and history. Presentations begin at 10 a.m. and last about an hour.

The remaining schedule includes:

April 8: Jane Stoltz presents "Free Wheeling: Travel by Bicycle to Various Areas of the U.S." (talk/slides)

April 22: Harriet Pfersch and Mark Steckhahn present "Hawaii: A Glimpse of the Past and the Future" (slides)

May 13: Railways of Italy (DVD)

June 10: Robin Russell presents "A Personal Testimony of Climbing to the Mount Shasta Summit, plus a Short History of John Muir's Similar Climb(s)" (talk/slides)

June 24: Paris, France: The City of Magic (DVD).

Retired men's club

presents speakers

West Allis - The West Allis Retired Men's Club presents different speakers at its monthly club 9 a.m. breakfast meetings, open to all retired men and women, regardless of where they live.

On April 11 at Apostle Presbyterian Church, 76th Street and Orchard Avenue, Bill Winston will discuss "The Business of Fun."

On May 9 at First United Methodist Church, 76th Street and Lapham Avenue, Cindi Pichler, an Independence First representative, will speak on "Practical Technology Solutions to Make Life Easier."

Finally, on June 13 at First Baptist Church, 78th Street and Lapham Avenue, entertainment/events director Bruce Sullivan will highlight "Wisconsin State Fair Entertainment."

A $3 donation to help offset the cost is asked.

West Allis Players

present spring production

West Allis - The West Allis Players' regular season productions continue in spring with a new mystery/comedy called "Is Murder Tax-deductible?"

The play, written and directed by Greenfield playwright Katherine Beeson, is about a busy accountant who is murdered during the height of tax season. It will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 12, 13, 19, 20 and 2 p.m. April 21 at the West Allis Central High School auditorium, 8516 W. Lincoln Ave.

In "Seussical," the Cat in the Hat serves as host for a compilation of many of Dr. Seuss' classic stories in this musical for all ages to be directed by West Allis resident Bill Kaiser. It will be presented at 7:30 p.m. July 19, 20, 26, 27 and 2 p.m. July 28.

For more information on the season, visit

Historians look back

at Milwaukee Millwork

West Allis - The West Allis Historical Society will hold its annual spring meeting, featuring a talk titled "Historic Preservation of Millwork in the Area," at 7 p.m. April 15 in the museum, 8405 W. National Ave.

The guest speaker will be West Allis native Nels Huse, 60, whose father started Milwaukee Millwork in 1952. The company was sold in 2002 but the new owner had Nels stay on to run the business.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Rose expert speaks

at annual fundraiser

West Allis - The Center for Communication, Hearing & Deafness, 10243 W. National Ave , will hold its 10th Annual Gardens Luncheon at 11 a.m. April 18 at the Woman's Club of Wisconsin, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.

The featured speaker will be internationally known rose expert Helen Pizzi, who will share some of her favorite rose gardens from around the world, including some located in Wisconsin.

The luncheon is a fundraiser for a program at the center, which helps children with hearing difficulties develop skills and language and pre-literacy skills.

Tickets at $65 are available by calling (414) 604.2200 or by

More than books

going on sale at library

West Allis - The next monthly book sale of the Friends of the West Allis Public Library will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the library, 7421 W. National Ave.

In the library conference room, bargain hunters will find children's books, mysteries, romance, cooking books, science fiction, westerns and records.

In the atrium will be magazines, crafts such as bookmarks and Polish stars, and specially priced books.

In the constitution room will be nonfiction, miscellaneous fiction (both hardcover and paperback), large-print books, CDs, VHS tapes, audio books, cassettes, software, games and puzzles.

Remaining sale dates this year are May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14.

People can donate to the sales anytime the library is open, with donations marked for the Friends. Things the Friends cannot accept are encyclopedias, catalogs, Reader's Digest condensed books or damaged or musty books.

Happier, better parenting

goal of upcoming program

West Allis - The six-week program "Becoming a Love and Logic Parent" will be presented from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays from April 24 and May 29, at the West Allis Health Department, 7421 W. National Ave.

The program is aimed at helping people feel more confident as parents and to help them have more fun parenting. Parents will learn to share control, give kids choices and communicate to reduce arguing and power struggles. The program is for parents of toddlers to teens.

The cost is $20 per person and $30 per couple.

To register, call Marilyn (414) 302-8612 or Marsha (414) 302-8619.

Prom magic

coming April 27

Greenfield - The Whitnall High School prom, with the theme "Skyfall," will be held April 27 at the Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St.

The cost is $45 per person.

The grand march and coronation of prom royalty will be beforehand at the school.

Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Italian Conference Center. Dinner will be at 7 p.m. and dancing and pictures will start at 8 p.m. Prom ends at 11 p.m.

Post prom will be at Southwest YMCA, 11311 W. Howard Ave.. Doors close at 12:30 a.m. and post prom concludes at 3 a.m.

Library stories

to focus on science

Greenfield - The Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., is accepting registrations for its spring story time, dubbed "Stories with Science," that will run through May 2.

Story times will be at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and at 4 p.m. Thursdays.

Caregivers stay with the children during the program.

For information or to register, call the library at (414) 321-9595, Ext.104, or register on the library website, through the Kids Link.

Senior skaters

take to the ice

West Allis - The Milwaukee Senior Ice Skaters, for ages 50 and up, skates on the inner hockey rink at the Pettit National Ice Center, 500 S. 84th St., from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays from September through May.

The group skates to classical and oldies music. Anyone is welcome to the senior session for $5, and skaters can stay on for the two-hour public session from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

For more information, call (414) 935-4781.

Children's immunizations

given in evening clinics

West Allis - The West Allis Health Department is scheduling appointments for evening children's immunization clinics.

The clinics are from 4 to 7 p.m. on the second Mondays of the month and the fourth Tuesdays of the month at the department, 7120 W. National Ave. Appointments can be made by calling the department at (414) 302-8600. Childhood immunizations at the Health Department are free.

The department also offers daytime immunization clinics from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays.

Church feeds hungry

with free breakfasts

West Milwaukee - St. John's Lutheran Church, 5500 W Greenfield Ave., West Milwaukee, has free breakfasts from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursdays.

Everyone is welcome.

Business offers

free hearing screenings

West Allis - Sonus-Usa Inc. is offering free hearing screenings at its local branch, 2255 S. 108th St.

Appointments may be made at (414) 774-4200.

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