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Jan. 7, 2013

Card social going to midnight

West Milwaukee - St. Florian Parish, 1215 S. 45th St., will hold a card social from 6 p.m. Jan. 11 until midnight.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the donation is $12 for an evening of cards and a hot homemade buffet meal served at 7:30 p.m.

Free beer, soda and coffee will be available all night, and raffle tickets will be sold.

For information, call (414) 383-3565 or go online to

Chance to peek inside visiting Wienermobile

Greenfield - The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will come to town with events and even a chance to look inside the 27-foot long hot dog hot rod.

It will be at the Pick 'n Save, 4279 S. 76th St., from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 11 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 12.

The Wienermobile also will be at the Hales Corners Pick 'n Save, 5800 S. 108th St., from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 10, and at the Franklin Pick 'n Save, 7201 S 76th St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 13.

Brats, Cokes $2 at fundraiser for hungry

Greenfield - Wal-Mart, bratwurst-maker Johnsonville and Coca-Cola will partner for a Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Walmart Super Center, 10600 W. Layton Ave.

Johnsonville representatives will grill brats, which along with a can of Coke will be sold for $2 at the fundraiser. Each $2 purchase will enable the food bank to serve 10 meals to people in need.

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is the state's largest food bank, distributing more than 18 million pounds of food each year to 1,000 programs in 36 counties.

Walmart stores in eastern Wisconsin are also accepting nonperishable food donations throughout January through their Defeat Hunger Bowl campaign to benefit Feeding America.

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 upcoming schedule for the first part of 2013 is:

Jan. 14: Phyllis Gorell presents "Scotland: Highlands and Islands" (slides)

Jan. 28: Dale Kuntz presents "Remembering WWII: Songs and Movie Stars of the War Years" (musical clips on 16mm film)

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(talk/slides)

West Allis Library has lots of preschool doings

West Allis - Registrations are being accepted for January preschool and toddler story times that started this week 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. on Wednesdays, Jan. 16, 23 and 30. The last 10 minutes of each program will consist of playtime with age appropriate toys.

Afternoon Story Times for children ages 3,4 and 5 will be at 1 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 14, 21 and 28 and Tuesdays, Jan. 15, 22 and 29. 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 3 through 6 who are not enrolled in kindergarten are at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Sessions include a craft activity. The adult who brings the child must stay in the library during the session.

All the programs are free to Milwaukee County residents. Registrations required.

Free workshop focuses on use of new devices

Greenfield - For those who recently switched to a smartphone or tablet, or simply upgraded their device this past holiday season, U.S. Cellular will offer a free device workshop at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at 5096 S. 76th St.

U.S. Cellular associates will help attendees get the most out of the features on their Android-powered, Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices.

The workshop is open to both new and existing smartphone and tablet users and attendees do not have to be U.S. Cellular customers.

PJ storytime returns to library

Greenfield - Children can come in pajamas and bring pillows, blankets or stuffed animals to the Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., for PJ Storytime at 6 p.m. Jan. 19.

PJ Storytime is held one Saturday a month, after the library is closed. Doors will be unlocked at 5:50 p.m.

Upcoming dates include Feb. 16, March 16, and April 20. Dates will also be listed on the Greenfield Library website, For more information, call Library storyteller Mr. Mark at (414) 321-9595, Ext. 108.

West Allis Players present Children's Series

West Allis - The West Allis Players will present a Children's Series, hourlong shows are performed at Nathan Hale High School, 11601 W. Lincoln Ave.

The next in the series will be "The Princess and the Pea," to be presented at 2 p.m. Jan. 20.

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

Curtain to go up on 21st talent show

Greenfield - Whitnall High School's 21st Annual Talent Show, sponsored by the Whitnall Band Boosters, will be presented at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at the school, 5000 S. 116th St.

Admission is $8.

The entertainment consists entirely of Whitnall students.

Rummage-A-Rama continues at State Fair Park

West Allis - Rummage-A-Rama will continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 27 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

Retired men's club presents monthly 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.

'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.

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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