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May 3, 2011

Falls library hosts spring book sale

Menomonee Falls - The Menomonee Falls Public Library will hold its spring book sale May 5 to 7 in the library's meeting room. Doors open at 9 a.m. each day and close at 8:30 p.m. on the May 5 and 3 p.m. on the other days.

Hardcover and paperback books, videos, DVDs, books on cassette, and CDs for children and adults are offered for sale. Most items cost 25 cents each or five for $1.

On May 7, a "baker's dozen (13)" will cost $1. The library is located at N8436 Pilgrim Road in Menomonee Falls.

For information, call (262) 532-8927 or (262) 532-8930.

St. Agnes presents 'Alice' adaptation

Butler - St. Agnes Drama Company presents, "Agnes in Butlerland," a musical adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland" on May 5 and 6.

Call (262) 783-4188 for tickets and more information.

St. Agnes Parish is located at 12801 West Fairmount Ave., Butler.

Germantown Recreation holding gardening class

Germantown - Join the Germantown Recreation Department for a workshop on ways to dress up your yard or put in a new landscape. These workshops cover vegetable and flower gardening, container gardening, different types of soil and mulches, spring pruning techniques, and how to do general lawn and plant maintenance.

Class will be taught by Russell Wendland, landscape architect of Wendland Nursery, N10415 Division Road.

The workshop is from 9 to 11 a.m. May 14 at Wendland Nursery.

The cost for residents is $10 per person, and for nonresidents and school district residents $15. Register by May 6. Registration is accepted online, in person or by mail/drop box/fax on a first come, first serve basis. Registrations continue during normal office hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, until classes are full.

For information, call the Germantown Recreation Department at (262) 250-4710.

Rec department offering African cooking class

Germantown - Learn about life in the small village of Seela (in Tanzania, Africa), while helping to prepare a traditional Tanzanian meal. The class features vivid photos of Tanzanian food and cooking, plus captivating stories of daily life in this small village on the slopes of Mt. Meru.

Children/teens (ingoing grades three to 12) meet May 7; adults (18+) meet May 14. Both classes are from 10 a.m. to noon at the Germantown Survive Alive House.

The cost is $16 for residents and school district residents and $18 for nonresidents.

Register by April 29. Registration is accepted online, in person or by mail/drop box/fax on a first come, first serve basis.

Registration continues during normal office hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday) until classes are full.

Historical society holds family day

West Bend - Gather the family and your curiosity for a journey back in time from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 as the Washington County Historical Society hosts the annual Living History Encampment Family Day, Old Courthouse Square located at 320 S. Fifth Ave in West Bend.

Visit with a blacksmith and see how metal was sculpted into useful objects. Learn about the daily activities of women on the frontier and compare it with life today. Enter a plains traders' tee-pee to see the many fascinating trade goods that were necessary for frontier living. Re-enactors will also demonstrate music and flint knapping.

This special event will be held rain or shine and is free and open to the public.

For information, contact Jessica Sawinski-Couch at (262) 335-4678.

Falls library hosting best-selling author

Menomonee Falls - Menomonee Falls Public Library, N8436 Pilgrim Road, presents Brian Freeman, an international, best-selling psychological suspense author, at 7 p.m. May 10.

Freeman will speak about his new book, "The Bone House," answer questions and sign books in the library's meeting Room.

The program is free and open to the public. The author's books will be available for purchase.

For information, call Karen at (262) 532-8912.

Wild Ones bringing local expert for nature walk

Richfield - Walk with local expert Jacqui Branchford in a woodland walk through the Richfield Nature Park at 6:30 p.m. May 10.

The park is north of Highway 167 on Highway 164 in the village of Richfield.

For information, go to or call Carolyn Larkin at (414) 881-4017.

Germantown Rec holds lock-in for students

Germantown - The Germantown Youth Futures Activities Committee is holding the 17th Annual Lock-in at Germantown High School for the Germantown School District grades six to eight from 6 to 11 p.m. May 13.

There will be a dance with a DJ, basketball tournaments, games, robo surfing, milk chugging contest, and soda ring toss. Movies are also a feature of the night. The cost is $7 in advance or $8 at the door. Signed permission slips and money will be collected at Kennedy Middle School on May 10 to 12 or St. Boniface on May 12. You can also sign up at the Recreation Department Office located in the Village Hall, W17001 Mequon Road, or drop off your registration in the sixth- and seventh-grade office at KMS in the Youth Futures Drop Box. For information, call (262) 250-4710.

Celebrate reading week at the library

Menomonee Falls - The Menomonee Falls Library presents Sue Flaherty, a member of the Beatrix Potter Society, at 2 p.m. May 14, as she shares a reading of the classic "Tale of Peter Rabbit" in honor of National Children's Book Week.

Meet stuffed characters from the stories, learn about Miss Potter's life and the real animals she knew that inspired her stories, and share songs and a craft activity. Register for this program that is for all ages online at the library's website, or call the Youth Library at (262) 532-8915 if you do not have access to a computer.

Community band holds open rehearsals

Germantown - The Germantown Community Band invites area musicians to attend an open rehearsals from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 16 in the Germantown High School band room, room 158.

Any instrumentalist, eighth grade and older, is welcome to play along at the rehearsals. If you currently play an instrument or used to play, the Germantown Community Band provides an outlet to perform a fun variety of music. Information on joining the band is available at the rehearsals.

The band rehearses on Monday evenings from June 20 to July 25 and performs three concerts at Firemen's Park in Germantown in July.

More information about the Germantown Community Band is available at web. or by emailing James Barnes at gtownbands@

Women's club presents spring fashion show, brunch

Menomonee Falls - The Milwaukee West Suburban Christian Women's Club invites you for bunch from 9:30 to 11 a.m. May 16. The group meets at Davians Banquet and Conference Center, 16300 Silver Spring Drive. There will also be a spring fashion show by Margo's Village Boutique of Greendale.

The guest speaker, Linda Duffon, talks about Tall, but Still Growing.

Enjoy it all for $14, tax and tip included.

Call Lois at (262) 251-3841 no later than May 9 for your reservation. Free child care is provided if we are notified at the time of your reservation.

Imagination Theatre holding auditions for 'Music Man'

Germantown - Imagination Theatre of Germantown is seeking a large cast of adults, teens and children ages 8 and older for "The Music Man." Auditions are at 6 p.m. May 16 and 17 at CrossWay Church at N10041 Pilgrim Road, Germantown.

Prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice and be prepared to learn a short dance combination. Orchestra auditions will be May 24 at 6:30 p.m. also at CrossWay Church.

Performances are Aug. 12 to 14 and Aug. 19 to 21.

For more information, contact (262) 957-0399.

Symphony ensembles present spring concert

Germantown - The Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony, directed by James Barnes, perform music by Frank Ticheli and Malcolm Arnold on May 19. The Symphonic Band adds pieces by Frank Erickson and Eric Osterling, and the Wind Symphony also performs works by Leonard Bernstein and Richard Wagner.

In addition, a chamber ensemble performs "Gollum" from the Lord of the Rings Symphony by Johann deMeij.

Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. The concert is performed at Germantown High School, N11501 River Lane.

For information, call Jonathan Bell at (262) 502-7158.

Pilgrim Lutheran Church hosts soccer camp

Menomonee Falls - Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls invites kids to join them for its 2011 Soccer Camp held from 9 a.m. to noon June 20 to 23.

Under the theme Win the Prize, children ages 4 to 13 spend four days learning valuable soccer skills from an experienced coaching staff.

The registration fee is $35 and includes four days of quality soccer instruction from an experienced and energetic coaching staff. All camp participants receive a soccer shirt, water bottle, and snacks and drinks

To ensure your spot, register online at with either your credit or debit card (via PayPal). You can also call (262) 781-3520 to register with cash or check.

Casino night benefits Falls Patio Players

Menomonee Falls - Support the Falls Patio Players by joining in the fun with real gaming tables that have friendly dealers who will be there to teach you how to play games, using "gaming" money included with your admission. Casino night is from 6 to 11 p.m. May 21 at Knights of Columbus Hall, N9161 Water Street, Menomonee Falls.

Additional gaming money will be available for purchase during the evening. All proceeds help support Falls Patio Players.

For information, call Falls Patio Players at (262) 255-8372.

Club offers support, activities for moms

Menomonee Falls - The MOMS Club of Menomonee Falls, a support group and support organization for mothers, has activities including monthly meetings, weekly playgroups, fun outings with the kids, and monthly Mom's Night Out.

Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at United Church of Christ, N4915 Townline Road, Sussex.

For information, call (414) 299-9825.

Club gives support to mothers

Germantown - The MOMS Club, a support group and service organization for mothers, is active in the Germantown area.

Activities include meetings, playgroups, and fun activities.

Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at Lutheran Church of the Living Christ, N10660 Pilgrim Road, Germantown.

For information, call (414) 571-2239.

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