Things to Do

March 11, 2014

'Grease' coming to

two high school stages

West Allis — The song- and dance-packed musical "Grease" will be presented by both Nathan Hale High School, 11601 W. Lincoln Ave., and Whitnall High School, 5000 S. 116th St., at different times in March.

Hale students' play takes to the stage at 7 p.m. March 13, 14, 15 and at 2 p.m. March 16. Admission is $10. Advance tickets are available by calling (414) 604-3200, Ext. 5455.

"Grease" at Hale features Danny Zuko played by Brandon Rattanasombath; Sandy Dumbrowski by Megan Sopa; Kenickie by Casey Idzikowski; Doody by Justin Foster; Roger by Jacob Cesar; Sonny by Chris Koller; Extra Burger Palace Boys by Tyler Horton and Ryan Pollak; Betty Rizzo by Bailey Markowski; Frenchy by Liz Ewend; Marty by Kat Vande Leest; Jan by Jen Sherwood; Extra Pink Ladies Emily Elliott, Maelen Kloskey, Patty Wilcox by Sara Connelly, Eugene Florczyk by Jordan Mathison, Miss Lynch by Susie Melk, Cha Cha DiGregorio by Breanna Adkins, Vince Fontaine & Teen Angel by Sam Koenig; and Johnny Casino by Josh Richards.

Whitnall's shows will be at 7:30 p.m. March 20, 21 and 22, and at 2 p.m. March 23. Advance tickets are on sale for $15 general, $12 for seniors and students 18 and younger. They are available online at and by phone at (414) 525-8534. Limited tickets will be available at the door (cash/check only).

The Whitnall cast includes Matthew Peplinski as Danny Zuko, Reilly Johnson as Sandy Dumbrowski, Kayla Atadero as Betty Rizzo, Helen Baker as Frenchy, Isabel Azmani as Marty, Anamarie Ditulio as Jan, Ben Pratt as Doody, Alex Latus as Kenickie, Sam Hushek as Sonny Latierri, Derrick Yimsut as Roger, Caroline Mohr as Patty Wilcox, Lucas Lenar as Eugene Florczyk, Ian Griffith as Johnny Casino, Grant Singer as Vince Fontaine, Sara Sison as Cha Cha DiGregorio, Angela Jacoby as Miss Lynch and Jake LaFleur as the Teen Angel.

Lenten fish fries continue

at St. Florian Parish

West Milwaukee — All-you-can-eat fish fries will be held throughout Lent at St. Florian Parish, 1215 S. 45th St.

The fish fries continue March 14, 21 and 28 and April 4, 11 and 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. each day.

The cost is $10 general or $7 for children younger than 10. It includes salad bar, clam chowder, baked or beer-battered fried cod, smelt, french fries, parsley buttered potatoes, rye bread, dessert, coffee and milk. Beer, wine and soda will be sold separately.

Takeouts will be available.

Unlike the parish's regular fish fries, the Lenten fries will not serve chicken tenders.

More information is available at (414) 383-3565 and at

Neil Simon comedy

set to open at Central

West Allis — "Rumors," a play by Neil Simon, will be presented at West Allis Central High School, 8516 W. Lincoln Ave., at 7:30 p.m. March 14 and 15, 21 and 22.

Tickets $8 general or $6 for students and seniors.

Student senate

holds rummage sale

Greenfield — The Greenfield High School student senate rummage sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15 in the school gym, 4800 S. 60th St.


set for seniors

Greenfield — The Whitnall School District's annual dinner and a show for senior citizens will be March 19.

Dinner will be at 5:15 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. by a performance of "Grease," one of the most popular musicals of all-time.

The dinner, held in the Whitnall High School cafeteria, will be hosted by School Board members, school administrators and high school honor students.

Tickets are $6 and available in-person at the district office, 5000 S. 116th St. The cost includes dinner, prepared by the district's food service provider A'viands, featuring a red-hook ale-battered fish fry, with coleslaw, seasoned french fries and rye bread, coffee, milk, tea or water, as well as assorted cheesecakes for dessert.

For more information, contact Kathie Poss at or (414) 525-8411.

Art on wheels

kicks off Art Month

Greenfield — The Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., host Youth Art Month throughout March.

The library will have a student art exhibit featuring a variety of media, including paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics and textiles.

For information, contact Greenfield High School art department chairwoman Deborah Brooks at

Signups accepted

for story times

West Allis — Registrations are being accepted for March preschool and toddler story times at the West Allis Public Library, 7421 W. National Ave.

Toddler and Me Story Time for 2-year-olds with a caretaker will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays through March 26.

Afternoon Story Times for children ages 3 through 5 will be at 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays starting the week of March 3. Story times include a craft activity. The adult who brings the child must stay in the library during the session.

Pre-School Story Time for ages 4 through 6 who are not enrolled in kindergarten will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 25. Sessions include a craft activity. The adult who brings the child must stay in the library during the session.

The programs are free to Milwaukee County residents and registration required in person or by calling (414) 302-8502.

Skating rink returns

to LaFollette Park

West Allis — The Friends of LaFollette Park, 9418 W. Washington St., which built an ice rink on the park playground, will offer skating there this winter as long as the weather allows.

The rink can be used anytime the park is open until the 10 p.m. closing, but the floodlights will be on and the warming pavilion will be open only certain hours. The tentative weekly schedule is 2 to 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 2 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

The rink also has a set of hockey goals.

The new rink is a cooperative effort between Milwaukee County, the city of West Allis and the Friends of LaFollette.

Used book sales

continue at library

West Allis — The Friends of the West Allis Public Library have will sponsor a used book and media sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12.

The sale includes books, magazines, games, videotapes, puzzles, recorded books, computer software, DVDs, CDs, records, laser disks and cassettes.

Donations of those types of items are welcomed. They should be marked "Friends" and brought to the library anytime it's open. Donations of plants are only accepted the day of the sales. The Friends cannot accept encyclopedias, catalogs, Readers Digest Condensed Books or damaged or musty books.

The sales are held the second Saturdays of the month. Remaining dates include May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13.

The book sales last year raised more than $10,000 for the library.

DivorceCare group

meets Fridays

West Allis — DivorceCare, for those going through divorce or separation, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at Woodlawn Lutheran Church, 2217 S. 99th St., from September to June.

More information is available at (262) 821-2854.

Children's immunizations

given in evening clinics

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

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

The department also offers Daytime immunization clinics are also offered 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 is offering free hearing screenings at its local branch, 2255 S. 108th St. Appointments may be made at (414) 774-4200.

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

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