Things to Do

March 18, 2014

'Grease' coming to

two high school stages

West Allis — The song- and dance-packed musical "Grease" will be presented by Whitnall High School, 5000 S. 116th St., 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).

Neil Simon comedy

set to open at Central

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

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

'Noises Off' takes stage

in Greenfield production

Greenfield — The comedy "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn will be presented at 7 p.m. March 21 and 22 and at 2 p.m. March 23 at Greenfield High School, 4800 S. 60th St.

"Noises Off" is a play within a play about a group of actors putting on a play called "Nothing On." They are not ready to open and are taking their play on the road during Acts II and III.

Admission is $5. For information, call (414) 281-6200, Ext. 2531.

'Marvin's Room'

opens at studio

West Allis — The Village Playhouse will present "Marvin's Room" at 7:30 p.m. March 21, 22, 28, 29, April 4 and 5 and at 2 p.m. April 6 at Inspiration Studios, 1500 S. 73rd St.

"Marvin's Room" is about a conflict between two sisters in a stressful life situation and how they resolve the problem before them.

Tickets are $15 general and $13 seniors and students. Call for tickets at (414) 207-4879.

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 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

MADACC holds

cat adoption event

West Milwaukee — The Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission, 3839 W. Burnham St., will hold a cat adoption event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22.

Adoption fees are $25 for cats 6 months and older, and $75 for kittens.

All cats and kittens are vaccinated, de-wormed, micro-chipped (for identification), tested for the feline leukemia virus, and spayed or neuter.

Potential adopters can "pre-qualify" by completing an adoption application in advance at and emailing it to or filling out an application in person at MADACC from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Book club discusses

history of maps

Greenfield — The Greenfield Library History Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. March 25 at the library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., to discuss "On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks."

Author Simon Garfield examines how and why maps have been created and the current direction of cartography.

Copies of the book can be reserved online at or by calling the library at (414) 321-9595, Ext. 104.

All are welcome, even those who haven't read the book but still enjoy historical discussions.

Job hunting skills

topic of workshops

Greenfield —Job-hunting skills workshops, presented by the Department of Workforce Development Job Center, will be held March 26 and April 11 at the Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave.

The workshops, held from 9 to 11 a.m. each day, are free and registration is not required.

The topic on March 26 will be interviewing skills and how to make a great impression and how to tackle the tough interview questions.

On April 11, the topic will be strategies for mature job-seekers who are over 50.

Annual dinner/dance

benefits CAAD

West Allis — The 25th annual West Allis Community Dinner/Dance, with the theme "Healthy Families and Healthy Community," will be from held 6 to 11 p.m. March 29 at the Zoofari Conference Center, 10001 W. Bluemound Road.

The event is sponsored by the West Allis Community Improvement Foundation, in partnership with the West Allis Rotary Club, the West Allis Woman's Club and the West Allis-West Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce. This year's dinner/dance will benefit the West Allis Community Alliance Against Drugs.

The dinner/dance will feature a "Taste of West Allis" sweet table, music and dancing to the Big Band sound of Command Performance, and a silent auction.

The reservations deadline is March 21. Tickets are $50 or $400 for a table of eight and are available at the West Allis City Hall, Chamber of Commerce, or by mail to the foundation, 7525 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis, WI 53214.

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.

Community concert band

to present spring concert

Greenfield — The Greenfield Concert Band will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. April 11 in the Greenfield High School Performing Arts Center, 4800 S. 60th St.

The band, under the direction of Kelly Schultz, will perform a variety of classical and contemporary works, including "The Entertainer," "Silverado" and selections from "West Side Story."

Admission is free but donations will be encouraged and accepted at the door. A basket and gift raffle will be held before and after the concert.

The Greenfield Concert Band is composed of professional and amateur musicians ages 16 to 85 from throughout the Milwaukee area.

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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