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June 26, 2012

Children's workshop features world of Mickey Mouse

Germantown - Children can enter the world of Mickey Mouse and friends as they play games and read a story.

The workshop is scheduled for 2 to 3:15 p.m. or 3:45 to 5 p.m. July 27 at Kinderberg Park, N104 W14942 Donges Bay Road.

Summer tennis classes scheduled this summer

Germantown - The Germantown Recreation Department is offering summer tennis programs for ages 4 and older at Alt Bauer Park and Kinderberg Park courts.

Lessons will be held for kids ages 4 and 5 or incoming kindergartners. Classes are four-week sessions on either Tuesdays and Thursdays or Mondays and Wednesdays. Youth and teens lessons are also offered on the same days.

Call (262) 250-4710 for available times and dates.

Children's theater presents 'The Big Bad Musical'

Germantown - The Germantown Children's Theatre hosts a production of "The Big Bad Musical" at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. June 28 at Germantown High School, W180 N11501 River Lane.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $2 per adult and $1 for children younger than 14 years of age. Children 2 and younger are free.

Optimist Club hosts 16-team softball tournament

Menomonee Falls - The Optimist Club of Menomonee Falls is hosting a 16-team double elimination softball tournament co-sponsored by Sal's Pub & Grill June 29-July 1 at the Village Park, one block south of Main Street and Appleton Avenue.

The cost is a $150 entry fee per team with payout based on the first 16 paid, team entries. First prize is $700, second is $400, third place is $300 and fourth place is $150.

Umpires, balls and concessions will be available.

Contact Cory Kleeba at (262) 751-4655 or for information or to enter the tournament.

Recreation Department offers baby sitter training

Germantown - The Germantown Recreation Department is offering baby sitter training for youths ages 11-15.

The class addresses safety issues, preventing injuries, basic child care, first-aid, decision-making skills, age appropriate behavior and play.

The classes are scheduled for June 30, July 14 and 28 or Aug. 11 at the Survive Alive House, W18700 Edison Drive. Participants should bring lunch.

Kohl's offers tickets to movie showing of 'Brave'

Milwaukee - In honor of the movie "Brave," which was released by Disney and Pixar on June 22, the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Kohl's Education Center, 11111 W. Liberty Drive, are celebrating.

Parents who bring their "Brave" ticket stubs to the museum through June 30 will receive two-for-the-price-of-one full-price adult admission to the museum. Children 12 and younger are always free.

For its current Kohl's Art Generation Gallery exhibit, "Animation: Art Goes to the Movies," the Milwaukee Art Museum worked closely with Disney and Pixar animators to explore how they drew inspiration for some of today's most popular animated movies from historical works of art. The Gallery features a scene from "Brave" and connects it to the piece that inspired it - a painting of Stonehenge.

The Kohl's Art Generation Gallery is part of the Kohl's Education Center, a place where children can learn to appreciate art through participation in creative projects. Kohl's Art Generation is made possible through $3.7 million from Kohl's Cares and Kohl's Department Stores to the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Children welcome to learn the basics of flag football

Germantown - Students going into first through sixth grades can participate in flag football camps.

The first- and second-grade camp focuses on the basic skills of flag football. The camp for grades three through six focuses on the fundamentals of flag football. The goal is to help players develop team concept skills such as passing, ball carrying, catching, punting, blocking, stance and flag pulling.

The camp is set for July 9 and 10 at Friedenfeld Park, N11492 Country Aire Drive.

Call (262) 250-4701 to register.

Introduction to Tae Kwon Do kicks off in July

Germantown - Children will be introduced to basic self-defense through Tae Kwon Do techniques and conditioning during a class slated for July 9-21. There is also a Tae Kwon Do for Families class the same days.

Classes are held at J.K. Lee, W15800 Mequon Road, suite 10. Fees are $20 for residents.

Contact the recreation department at (262) 250-4710 to register and for specific class times.

County seeks nominations for most admired senior

West Bend - Washington County is seeking nominations of residents 60 years or older to be selected as the county's most admired senior citizen.

Anyone can make a nomination for their favorite senior. Entry forms are available at the Aging and Disability Center at Washington County Fair Park. Forms must be postmarked no later than July 9. Winners will be selected on current activity, rather than past accomplishments.

The most admired senior citizen winners will be recognized at 11:30 a.m. July 25 at a special program at the Washington County Fair.

Call (262) 335-4497 for information.

Recreation Department offers Science Wizards Camp

Germantown - Children can investigate invisibility through the science of light optics and learn about the mechanisms for levitation during Mad Science: Science Wizards Camp scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. July 10 at the Department of Public Works building, W17001 Mequon Road.

The cost is $27 for residents and $41 for nonresidents.

Call (262) 250-4701 to register.

Summer concerts in the park begin July 11

Germantown - The Germantown Community Band presents Concerts in the Park at 7 p.m. July 11 and 25 and Aug. 8 at Firemen's Park, N11862 Park Ave.

Attendees should bring a lawn chair. If there is rain, the concert will be in the gym at Kennedy Middle School, N11836 Crusader Court.

Menomonee Falls Library hosts gardening discussion

Menomonee Falls - The Menomonee Falls Public Library presents Carrie Hennessy, a horticulturist from Johnson's Nursery as she talks about the best new and old plants for the garden at 7 p.m. July 12 in the community meeting room at the library, N8436 Pilgrim Road.

The program is free.

For information, visit or call (262) 532-8912.

Professional magician to teach magic tricks during program

Germantown - Professional Magician Glen Gerard teaches magic tricks that participants can perform with items found around the home during a class scheduled for 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 14 at the Department of Public Works building, W17001 Mequon Road.

The class is for children in third grade and older.

Call (262) 250-4710 to register.

Girls basketball camp scheduled for mid-July

Germantown - The Germantown Recreation Department is offering summer basketball camps for girls going into grades four through nine.

The camp for fourth- and fifth-graders is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the camp for grades six through nine is from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 16-20 at Germantown High School, N11501 River Lane.

Call (262) 250-4701 to register.

Suburban Christian Women's Club hosts brunch banquet

Menomonee Falls - The Milwaukee West Suburban Christian Women's Club invites the public to a brunch from 9:30 to 11 a.m. July 16 at Davians Banquet and Conference Center, 16300 Silver Spring Drive.

The event features Karen Maihofer, from Cedarburg, who hosts cooking classes and has been a television cooking show personality. She will teach attendees how to add special garnishes to food.

The speaker is Sue Selbin from Webster, whose presentation is called Lavish, exquisite, tantalizing: The frosting on the cake of life. Selbin writes, is a speaker and does literacy tutoring.

The cost is $14 and tax and tip are included. Call Lois at (262) 251-3841 no later than July 9 to reserve a space. Free child care is provided if scheduled at the time of the reservation.

Senior center offers Tai Chi classes to help arthritis

Germantown - Tai Chi for Arthritis classes, open to all adults and anyone interested in tai chi, are slated to begin in July.

There is a free workshop from 1 to 2 p.m. July 16 with an eight-week session scheduled from July 30 to Sept. 27. The class is from 1 to 2 p.m.

The cost is $65 and those interested can sign up at the Germantown Senior Center, W162 N11960 Park Ave., or call (262) 253-7799 to make a reservation. The class is taught by KT Rusch, who has 18 years experience and is a certified arthritis foundation tai chi instructor.

Recreation Department hosts movies in the park

Germantown - The Recreation Department is hosting movies in the park July 20 and Aug. 17. If it rains, the movies will be July 21 and Aug. 18.

Movies begin at dusk and are rated PG.

Call the recreation hotline at (262) 250-4711 for the movie titles. In addition to movie nights, families can also participate in a family camp out the same evenings that runs from 5 p.m. until 8:30 a.m. the next morning. The camp out is free, but registration is required by calling (262) 250-4710.

Local teenagers can learn to make a movie

Germantown - Children entering grades six through 12 can learn how to make a movie in a class scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 24 through Aug. 9, at Rockfield Music & Media, W17225 Rockfield Road.

Participants make a blockbuster on a shoestring budget when they learn how to plan, film and edit a video. This class covers special effects, light and camera technique, video and sound editing, storytelling, makeup and costumes. It is helpful but not necessary for students to have video cameras.

Call (262) 250-4701 to register.

Classes help parents choose the right child care

Germantown - A seminar to teach parents how to choose the proper child care is slated for 10 to 11 a.m. July 28 and Aug. 18 at the Germantown Library, W16957 Mequon Road.

Recreation Department offers discount tickets

Germantown - The Germantown Recreation Department in cooperation with the Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association is offering discounted tickets for the Milwaukee County Zoo, Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park, Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor, Noah's Ark Family Park, Chula Vista and Country Springs Water Park.

All sales are final and they will end on Aug. 24. To purchase tickets, call (262) 250-4710.

St. John Church seeks exhibitors for annual Fall Fair

Germantown - St. John United Church of Christ, N104 W14181 Donges Bay Road, is holding its 27th annual Fall Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 and is currently looking for exhibitors.

Only outdoor space is available. Booths for adults cost $30 and booths for ages 18 and younger cost $10. For information, call (262) 251-0365.

Visit old haunts during West Bend ghost tours

West Bend - Do you believe in ghosts? Whether you're a believer or a skeptic, it's undeniable that stories of the paranormal represent modern day folklore. J. Nathan Couch, author of the upcoming book "Washington County Paranormal: A Wisconsin Legend Trip," blends historical facts, local legends, and alleged eyewitness accounts on this leisurely stroll past an assortment of alleged spooks, specters and spirits.

These stories come to life on the family-friendly ghost walks that run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on various dates in April through November, or by appointment, in front of the old sheriff's residence and jail, 340 S. Fifth Ave. in West Bend. Each walk is $10 per person. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are strongly suggested. Visit Washington for dates and reservation information.

Serenitas Gardens offers quiet reflection spots, scenery

Menomonee Falls - During the summer months, if you are craving a quiet spot to reflect, meditate or enjoy some peaceful moments, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, N7863 Town Hall Road, offers the Serenitas Gardens that is now open to the public.

The garden includes paths for walking, a labyrinth, native trees of Wisconsin, a garden of Biblical herbs, an Adult Day Care flower garden and benches. Some of the paths are also wheelchair accessible.

For information, visit

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