Things to Do: March 27

March 26, 2014

Players to open

tale of murder

West Allis — The play, "Madam's Been Murdered, Tea Will be Late," by Pat Cook will be presented by the West Allis Players at 7:30 p.m. April 4, 5, 11 and 12 and at 2 p.m. April 13 in the West Allis Central High School auditorium, 8516 W. Lincoln Ave.

General admission is $15, seniors and students are $13 and children are $8. Credit cards can't be accepted. More information is available online at

Show to offer

movie collectibles

West Allis — Dale Kuntz's semiannual Movie Collectible Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at Burnham Bowl hall, 6016 W. Burnham St., West Allis.

Admission will be $3 and is free for children 12 and under with an adult.

Among the items for sale will be movie posters, still photos, videotapes, press kits, lobby cards, magazines, scripts, animated art, autographs, books, DVDs, toys and souvenir books.

Kuntz is a leading Wisconsin film historian; president of the Milwaukee Film Classics and two local film societies; coordinates and presents classic films at the Charles Allis Art Museum; and lectures.

Rock extravaganza

marching band benefit

Greenfield — The second annual Greenfield March band fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. April 12 at the Greenfield Community Center, 7215 W. Cold Spring Road.

There will be five high school age bands: Muscle of Love, To Paint with Fire, Echoes of the Past, Alex Paniagua (acoustic act) and The Maiden Voyage.

This is an all-ages show, and the cost is $5. Food and drink will be available.

All proceeds go to the Greenfield High School marching band.

Storyteller to teach

storytelling techniques

Greenfield — Mr. Mark, the Greenfield Public Library's storyteller, is offering three one-hour sessions of storytelling games, instruction and practice at 6 p.m. April 1, 8 and 15 at the library, 5310 W. Layton Ave. This free program is open to children in grades six through eight. Class size is limited to 10.

Mr. Mark will teach his young audiences how to use their hands, bodies, faces and voices to tell a story. Register by calling (414) 321-959, ext. 108 or emailing

Parish to serve

chicken dinner

West Allis — Holy Assumption Parish, 1533 S. 71st St., West Allis, will serve a baked chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13.

The cost for adults is $9 ($8.50 presale), children ages 6 to 12 is $5 ($4.50 presale) and children up to 5 are free.

The menu will be three pieces of chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, coleslaw, gelatin, rolls, coffee, milk and dessert. Wine, beer and soda may be purchased separately. Takeouts will be available.

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

For more information, call (414) 774-3010

Rec department offers

mini-courses to try

West Allis — On April 5, the West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation Department will offer "A Day of Learning."

This event will consist of mini courses in adult enrichment and fitness. The first session will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the second session will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Administration Center, 1205 S. 70th St.

This is a way to try new programs before committing to an entire session.

The fee for the day is $10 for residents or $15 for nonresidents.

People can register for two mini courses and two alternates by stopping at the Recreation Department, 1205 S. 70th St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or online at

For more information, contact Amanda Schwichtenberg at (414) 604-4963.

Rummage, book sale

to be held at St. John's

Greenfield — St. John the Evangelist Church, 8500 W. Cold Spring Road, Greenfield, will hold a rummage and book sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28 and 9 a.m. to noon March 29 in the gym.

Vagabonds to hold

meeting, dance

West Allis — The Vagabond Ski & Social Club, a social club for singles and married couples, will hold a meeting and dance April 2 at WG's Banquet Center (formerly the Knights of Columbus Hall), 3200 S. 103rd St., West Allis.

The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. and the dance at 8:30 p.m. with music from The Tom Anthony Band. Admission is $5. More information is available at

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.

'Marvin's Room'

opens at studio

West Allis — The Village Playhouse will present "Marvin's Room" at 7:30 p.m. March 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 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

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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