Things to Do

March 11, 2013

Journal training

for wellness offered

West Allis - A free session titled "Every Woman's Journal Training" will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. March 14 at the by the West Allis Health Department, 7120 W. National Ave.

The goal of the reflective workshop is to help women create their own proactive health tools and increase their mental and physical wellness. All materials will be provided.

Space is limited. Registrations are being accepted at (414) 302-8600.

'Horror' show comes

to Nathan Hale

West Allis - "Little Shop of Horrors," the next theatrical production at Nathan Hale High School, 11601 W. Lincoln Ave., will be performed at 7 p.m. March 14, 15 and 16 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.

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 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.

Community welcome

to trivia, dinner event

Greenfield - The Greenfield High School Global Explorers will hold a trivia contest and dinner for the entire community at 6 p.m. March 15 in the school cafeteria, 4800 S. 60th St.

An oven-roasted chicken dinner and prizes for the winners will be provided.

The cost is $15 and the minimum is two people per table. More information is available from the school, (414) 281-6200.

Brew City wrestlers

returning to city

West Allis - Brew City Wrestling will return to the Knights of Columbus, 1800 S. 92nd St., on March 15.

The main bout features "Monster of the Midwest" Sadist against former five-time world champion "Scrap Iron" Adam Pearce, among other matchups.

Bell time is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 per person.

Christie whodunit

winds up this weekend

West Allis - A favorite Agatha Christie whodunit mystery, "And Then There Were None," will finish its two-weekend run at West Allis Central High School, 8516 W. Lincoln Ave., March 15 and 16.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. and the cost is $8 general, $6 for students and seniors.

The play focuses on island guests who are murdered one by one.

Blessed Sacrament hosts March fish fries

Milwaukee - Blessed Sacraments Church, 3100 S. 41st St., will hold an all you can eat fish fries from 4 to 7 p.m. March 15, 22 and 29.

Carryouts will be available by calling (414) 751-4901.

On the menu is beer-battered fish, baked fish, baked macaroni and cheese, french fries, parsley buttered potatoes, rye bread, milk or coffee, homemade dessert table. Beer, soda and bottled water are sold separately.

The cost is $10 general; $9 for seniors; $6 for ages 10 and younger; macaroni and cheese with fries only, $6.

St. Florian's to serve

Lenten fish fries

West Milwaukee - All-you-can-eat Lenten fish fries will be held all Fridays during Lent - the remaining dates are March 15, 22 and 29 - in the school cafeteria of St. Florian Parish, 1215 S. 45th St.

The fish fries, served from 4 to 7 p.m., includes baked or beer-battered cod, smelt, salad bar, homemade clam chowder, french fries, parsley-buttered potatoes, rye bread, dessert, coffee and milk. Beer, wine and soda will be sold separately.

The cost is $10 general or $7 for children younger than 10. Takeouts will be available.

For information, call (414) 383-3565.

Library displays

student art and more

Greenfield - To celebrate Youth Student Art Month, the Greenfield Public Library will display art done by local public school students all month.

The art is in the children's library, the lobby display case and on the second floor mezzanine of the library, 5310 W. Layton Ave. Art displayed in the community room can be viewed from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 19, all day Fridays and Saturdays (except March 16).

For information, call (414) 321-9595.

Also, through March, the library is displaying "Going to High School from Early Greenfield 1906" in the Greenfield Historical Society's showcase on the second floor of the library.

'Philadelphia Story'

to open at Greenfield

Greenfield - "The Philadelphia Story," the spring play at Greenfield High School, 4800 S. 60th St., will be presented March 22 through 24.

The story begins in the glamorous setting that surrounds haughty divorced socialite Tracy Lord who is preparing for her second marriage. Enter Dexter Haven, her first husband, and Macaulay Connor, a tabloid reporter with a distrust of the wealthy.

What follows is a rapid-fire, witty war of words as the two men interact with Tracy to discover the heart beneath her goddess-like exterior.

"The Philadelphia Story" will be presented at 7 p.m. March 22 and 23 and at 2 p.m. March 24.

Egg Scramble

coming for Easter

Greenfield - JCI Greenfield's annual Easter Egg Scramble will begin at 11 a.m. March 23 in Konkel Park, 53rd Street and Layton Avenue.

The scramble will be preceded by children's activities at 10:30 a.m.

The morning will feature thousands of candy-filled eggs, goodie bags and pictures with the Easter Bunny. About 350 children are expected to come.

JCI Greenfield holds membership meetings at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at Club Paragon, 3578 S. 108th St.

Area church to hold

Great Pancake Breakfast

West Allis - Greenfield Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1455 S. 97th St., will have its 24th Annual Great Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. March 23.

The cost is $5 general and $3 for children younger than 12 and includes pancakes (all you can eat), sausage, toppings, syrup, applesauce, coffee, tea and milk.

Time to come together

for annual dinner/dance

West Allis - The West Allis Community Improvement Foundation, in partnership with the West Allis Rotary Club and the West Allis/West Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, will hold its Annual Community Dinner/Dance from 6 to 11 p.m. March 23 at the Knights of Columbus Club, 1800 S. 92nd St.

This year's beneficiary is the Annual West Allis Settlers Weekend held on the grounds of the Historical Society.

The purpose of Settlers Weekend is to educate and entertain with in-person visual displays of the history and lifestyles in the West Allis area leading up to the city's incorporation in 1906. The two-day overnight encampment includes traders, trappers, frontiersmen, craftsmen and historic military re-enactors, each dressed in authentic attire and re-enacting their respective skills, tools and living conditions.

Guided cemetery tours, food, ice cream social, entertainment and local artisans will demonstrate their crafts.

The Chamber of Commerce is seeking gift certificates, raffle and silent auction items.

The cost is $45 per person and dancing will again be to the big band sound of the Command Performance, back for its second year.

Tickets may be obtained online or people can visit or call the chamber, 6737 W. Washington St., Suite 2141, (414) 302-9901, or City Hall, 7525 W. Greenfield Ave., (414) 302-8200.

Easter Bunny

coming for breakfast

West Milwaukee - St. Florian Parish, 1215 S. 45th St., is breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 24.

The breakfast will include an all-you-can-eat menu of scrambled eggs, cheese omelets, French toast sticks, ham, bacon, sausage, potatoes, muffins, doughnuts, bagels, cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit, coffee, milk and fruit juices.

The cost is $9 for adults, $4.50 for children from ages 3 to 10. In addition to breakfast, it also includes a free family photo with the Easter Bunny from 9 a.m. to noon. Additional photos are available for a donation.

Also planned are raffles, a bake sale and children's games.

For information, call (414) 383-3565 or visit

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.

Preschool, toddler

story time sign-ups now

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

Half-hour Toddler and Me Story Time for 2-year-olds with a caretaker are being held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays through March 27. The last 10 minutes of each program consist of playtime with age appropriate toys.

Afternoon Story Times for children ages 3 through 5 are at 1 p.m. Mondays through March 25 and Tuesdays through March 26. 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 5-year-old kindergarten are at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 26. Sessions include a craft activity. The adult who brings the child must stay in the library.

Register for any of the programs in person or by phoning (414) 302-8502.

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:

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).

Breakfast, egg hunt,

Easter Bunny at park

West Allis - The Friends of LaFollette Park will hold an Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast on March 30 at the park, 9418 W. Washington St.

The breakfast will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the cost $5 for adults and $3 for children.

The free egg hunt for all kids up to age 11 will begin at 11 a.m. The Easter Bunny will be there for photo opportunities.

For information, go online

Heart of Harmony

holding open auditions

West Allis - The Heart of Harmony Chorus, a men's a cappella chorus based in West Allis, will have open tryouts for new members every Tuesday evening in March.

"We want guys who like to sing - whether they've sung in a church choir, school chorus or just in the shower," said Dave Paschke, chorus president. "We're a fun group of guys who enjoy singing together, but we're always learning, too - always developing our voices and singing technique."

The Heart of Harmony rehearses from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at Gonzaga Hall, behind St. Aloysius Church in West Allis, 1441 S. 92nd St. March rehearsals also include an orientation to a cappella singing and fun activities for guests.

For more information on open auditions and the Heart of Harmony, call (262) 844-5184, or visit the Heart of Harmony website at


continues at fairgrounds

West Allis - Rummage-A-Rama will continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 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

Volunteers needed to go

bald for a good cause

West Allis - Plucky volunteers who don't mind being bald for a while are again being sought for the West Allis St. Baldrick's Event slated for April 8.

Anyone is welcome to participate in the communitywide event that raises money to fight childhood cancer. It will be held from 8:45 to 9:05 a.m. at Hoover Elementary School, 12705 W. Euclid Ave.

At least one Hoover student will participate this year. West Allis Mayor Dan Devine and other West Allis officials have also volunteered to be bald for a cause.

More information is available from the mayor's office, (414) 302-8292.

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

More than books

going on sale at library

West Allis - The next monthly book sale of the Friends of the West Allis Public Library will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the library, 7421 W. National Ave.

In the library conference room, bargain hunters will find children's books, mysteries, romance, cooking books, science fiction, westerns and records.

In the atrium will be magazines, crafts such as bookmarks and Polish stars, and specially priced books.

In the constitution room will be nonfiction, miscellaneous fiction (both hardcover and paperback), large-print books, CDs, VHS tapes, audio books, cassettes, software, games and puzzles.

Remaining sale dates this year are May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14.

People can donate to the sales anytime the library is open, with donations marked for the Friends. Things the Friends cannot accept are encyclopedias, catalogs, Reader's Digest condensed books or damaged or musty books.

Happier, better parenting

goal of upcoming program

West Allis - The six-week program "Becoming a Love and Logic Parent" will be presented from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays from April 24 and May 29, at the West Allis Health Department, 7421 W. National Ave.

The program is aimed at helping people feel more confident as parents and to help them have more fun parenting. Parents will learn to share control, give kids choices and communicate to reduce arguing and power struggles. The program is for parents of toddlers to teens.

The cost is $20 per person and $30 per couple.

To register, call Marilyn (414) 302-8612 or Marsha (414) 302-8619.

Library stories

to focus on science

Greenfield - The Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., is accepting registrations for its spring story time, dubbed "Stories with Science," that will run through May 2.

Story times will be at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and at 4 p.m. Thursdays.

Caregivers stay with the children during the program.

For information or to register, call the library at (414) 321-9595, Ext.104, or register on the library website, through the Kids Link.

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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