Things to Do

Jan. 29, 2013

Historic display traces

high school 1906 to 1950

Greenfield - "Going to High School from Early Greenfield 1906-1950" is the subject of the display that will be in the Greenfield Historical Society's showcase on the second floor of the Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., during February and March.

Winterfest fun

heats up winter

West Allis - Winterfest, sponsored by the Community Alliance Against Drugs in cooperation with the West Allis Police Department, will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Nathan Hale High School, 11601 W. Lincoln Ave.

The event includes a movie, music, inflatables, open gym and swimming. There will also be plenty of food - chili, nachos, hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn, candy - and soda and bottled water at Winterfest, all for less than $1 and free for CAAD families.

Adults must be with children. Admission is free for CAAD members and children younger than 3. Nonmembers pay $3, or they can join CAAD ($10 for individuals and $20 per family annually) at the door and be admitted to Winterfest and other CAAD events offered throughout the year.

Music will be by Eagle Entertainment.

Swimmers should bring their own towels and locks.

To help "warm up" other families, organizers are asking each family to donate at least one can of soup to be donated to local food pantries.

For information, call Patty in the crime prevention bureau, (414) 302-8050.

February story times

set for library

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

Half-hour Morning Story Times for ages 3 to 5 will be at 9:30 a.m. or 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 27. The adult who brings the child must stay in the library during the session. Pre-registration is requested.

"Happy Endings" Evening Story Time, designed for ages 3 and under with an adult will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 26. Each session consists of stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and playtime. Pre-registration is requested.

Lapsit Story Time, for ages 9 months through 23 months, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Feb. 11, 18 and 25. Lapsit sessions consist of 20 minutes of stories, fingerplays, rhymes and songs. There is an additional 10 minutes afterwards of playtime. Pre-registration is requested.

Family Craft Sunday, "Make a Valentine Pencil" will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 10. Craft supplies for a number of projects will be provided. No sign-up is necessary.

For information on any of the programs or to register, call (414) 302-8502.

Wellness program

focuses on women

West Allis - "Reflections of Wellness for Women: Health and Humor" will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at West Allis Central High School, 8516 W. Lincoln Ave.

The program is intended to help women make their health a priority and provide information and tools enabling them to be proactive in maintaining their health.

Speaker John Shier will give a talk titled "Live Long, Die Healthy." A cooking demonstration is also planned, and there will be exhibits and health screenings as well. The day will end with "therapeutic laughter." A silent auction will be held offering jewelry, cosmetics, massages and gym memberships.

The cost is $10 in advance (by Feb. 2) or $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at and by calling (414) 328-7524.

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:

Feb. 11: Peter Lee and Karen Levy present "Soaring Peaks, Grasslands, and Bison Bones: Souvenirs of a Road Trip Across the American West" (slides)

Feb. 25: Ed Janus, author of the book Creating Dairyland, presents "The Remarkable Story of Dairying in Wisconsin: Historical Pictures" (slides)

March 11: "Green Paradise: South America--Chile" (DVD)

March 25: "Bill's Excellent Adventure to National Parks of Southern Utah" (slides)

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 Feb. 14 at First United Methodist Church, 76th Street and Lapham Avenue, Ben Yamada will present "World War II Japanese American's USA Memories."

On March 14 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 117th Street and Cleveland Avenue, Pastor Steve Anderson will present "My Walk with Christ."

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.

Free-throw contest set

for hoop-shooting kids

Greenfield - Youngsters who like shoot hoops can compete in the basketball free-throw contest sponsored by the Greenfield Park and Recreation Department for youth in grades 3 to 8.

The contest will be at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at Elm Dale Elementary School, 5300 S. Honey Creek Drive.

Each grade will then send a representative to the county finals, to be held March 9 at West Allis Central High School, 8516 W. Lincoln Ave.


continues at fairgrounds

West Allis - Rummage-A-Rama will continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 24 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

Superheroes gather

for cupcakes, charity

West Allis - Cupcakes for a Cause-West Allis will hold a Superhero Challenge at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Landmark of West Allis, 1441 S 68th St.

For $7, people can taste cupcakes inspired by favorite comic book legends, meet heroes such as Captain America and Robin the Boy Wonder, and even see a show by Milwaukee's Superhero Titano the Strongman.

All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

In addition to cupcake tasting, the event will include a raffle and merchandise sales.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

'Flights of Fancy'

take off at library

Greenfield - Signups are still being accepted for "Flights of Fancy," the theme in a series of Greenfield Library winter story times.

Library storyteller Mr. Mark will tell stories about flight and creatures that fly at 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Feb. 28, and at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 25.

Caregivers must stay with the children during the program.

Register online at or at the library reference desk.

For more information, call the library at (414) 321-9595 Ext.104.

Rummage sale

for whole community

Greenfield - The Greenfield Community Rummage Sale, sponsored by the Greenfield High School Student Senate, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9 in the Greenfield High School cafeteria, 4800 S. 60th St.

The Greenfield Community Rummage Sale is a school-sponsored fundraiser.

'Horror' show comes

to Nathan Hale

West Allis - The show dates have changed for "Little Shop of Horrors," the next theatrical production at Nathan Hale High School, 11601 W. Lincoln Ave. It now will open March 14 instead of March 8. The new play dates are March 14, 15, 16 and 17, with performances at 7 p.m. the first three days and at 2 p.m. March 17. Admission is $10 at the door or by calling (414) 604-320 Ext. 5455.

The play, produced by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International New York, focuses on Seymour, the clumsy employee of a flower shop on skid row, who buys an exotic plant for the shop that thrives on blood. It isn't long and the plant has become a monster, demanding to be fed humans.

Holy Assumption

to serve chicken dinners

West Allis - Holy Assumption Parish, 1533 S. 71st St., will serve a chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 24.

The cost will be $8.50 for adults in advance or $9 at the door; $4.50 for children in advance or $5 at the door; and free for 5 and younger.

The dinner includes three pieces of chicken, mashed potatoes with homemade gravy, green beans, coleslaw, gelatin, rolls, coffee, milk and dessert. Wine, beer and soda may be purchased separately.

There will also be basket raffles and a bake sale featuring apple or cherry turnovers.

For information, call (414) 774-3010.

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

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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