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Dec. 3, 2012

Shakespeare Movie Fest coming to Falls library

Menomonee Falls - The Menomonee Falls Public Library, N8436 Pilgrim Road, presents Shakespearean movie offerings in early December.

"The Taming of the Shrew," will be shown at 10:15 a.m. Dec. 8. "Much Ado about Nothing" plays at 2:15 p.m. Dec. 8. "Anonymous" is slated for 2:15 and 6:15 p.m. Dec. 6.

"Love's Labour's Lost" is at 2:15 p.m. Dec. 7.

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

Kiwanis Club host Breakfast with Santa

Germantown - The Kiwanis Club of Germantown is excited to host Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Gables of Germantown, W17075 Ava Circle in Germantown.

A photographer is available or those interested can bring their own cameras.

Tickets are available at Aldo's Pizza and Pub, First Bank Financial Center or at the door. Tickets are $6 in advance or $7 the day of the event. Tickets are $4 for ages 3 to 10 and 2 years old and younger are free.

For information, (262) 250-3800.

Christian women's club hosting brunch meeting

Menomonee Falls - The Milwaukee West Suburban Christian Women's Club invites the public to brunch from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 17 at Davians Banquet and Conference Center, 16300 Silver Spring Drive, Menomonee Falls.

The speaker is Kathy Bishop for Lodi, whose talk is called A Certificate of Guarantee. She will also play the dulcimer. Her story deals with her depression, self-worth, friendships and brain surgery.

The cost is $15 with tax and tip included. Call Lois at (262) 251-3841 no later than Dec. 10 to make a reservation. Free child care is provided if scheduled at the time of the reservation.

Free program to teach children basic first aid

Germantown - Children can learn the "basics" of what to do in case of an emergency including bandaging, burn care and calling 9-1-1 at a workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10. at the Stay Alive House, W18700 Edison Drive.

The program is free, but preregistration is required by calling (262) 250-4710.

Children's Community Center hosts cookie sale

Menomonee Falls - The Children's Community Center in Menomonee Falls is hosting its annual homemade Christmas cookie sale scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 11 at the center, W17550 Christman Road.

The sale continues until all the cookies are gone. The community center provides developmentally appropriate preschool programs for children ages 4 weeks to 5 years old, as well as quality child care and before and after school activities. Cookies are priced at $3 per dozen and people are allowed to pick and choose their favorites.

For information, call the CCC office at (262) 251-1212.

Wall of Recognition inducting new members

Menomonee Falls - The Wall of Recognition, a program that recognizes Menomonee Falls High School graduates who have excelled in their profession and given back to their respective communities, is inducting new members at an event beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the North Hills Country Club, W13430 Appleton Ave.

The inductees will be honored at about 8:15 p.m. during halftime of the girls varsity basketball game at Menomonee Falls High School, N8101 Merrimac Drive, followed by snacks and a celebration in the library.

The public is invited to the halftime presentation and the library event. Those being inducted are Patrick Noll, Michele Flasch Ziegler, David Gay, Larry Barbera and Perry Halquist.

For information, call Dick Woosencraft at (262) 251-0137.

Community Band hosts holiday concert

Germantown - The Germantown Community Band and the Tri-M Honor Society play classic holiday pieces at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Germantown High School gym, N11501 River Lane.

Admission is free.

Take a trip to see 'The Nutcracker' in December

Germantown - Germantown children and adults ages 6 and older can take a motor coach to Milwaukee to watch the Milwaukee Ballet Company perform "The Nutcracker" on Dec. 15.

The motor coach will leave at 12:30 p.m. from Village Hall, W17001 Mequon Road, and return between 4:30 and 5 p.m.

Call (262) 250-4710 to register.

Tree burning scheduled at Prince of Peace

Menomonee Falls - The Lutheran Church of the Prince of Peace, N7149 Pilgrim Road, celebrates the end of the Christmas season with an Epiphany service at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6.

Following a short worship service, a tree-burning will take place. Members and visitors are encouraged to bring their trees (not artificial ones) for the ceremony, which will include refreshments and the singing of carols.

Contact the church office at (262) 251-3360 for information.

Youth Futures sponsors trip to Kalahari

Germantown - The Germantown Youth Futures is sponsoring a field trip to the Kalahari Indoor Water Park in Wisconsin Dells on Jan. 25.

Germantown students in grades six through 12 are invited to sign up for the trip. Students depart at 7:45 a.m. from Village Hall, W17001 Mequon Road, and return about 5 p.m.

The cost is $33.50 per person, which includes lunch and transportation. Chaperons are also needed.

To register or sign up as a volunteer, call (262) 250-4710.

Women and Girls Fund seeks nominations

Waukesha - Do you know a Waukesha County woman whose civic, community and professional leadership are exemplary?

The Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County is seeking nominations for the 29th Women of Distinction Awards. Selection is based on professional leadership, civic and philanthropic achievement in family, education, public service, community life, and arts and culture. Past winners have been recognized for excellence in their professions, visionary leadership, and service as community leaders. Nominations are due Jan. 31. Nomination forms are available by calling (262) 513-1861 or by visiting

Honorees are selected by a panel of Waukesha community leaders. Winners will be honored during the 29th annual Women of Distinction Luncheon on May 7 at the Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center in Waukesha.

Proceeds from the luncheon benefit the Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County, which provides grants to programs and services of nonprofit organizations that directly benefit women and girls of Waukesha County.

Pass benefits all Wisconsin veterans injured in service

Milwaukee - In honor of national Purple Heart Day, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele recently announced the Milwaukee County Purple Heart Pass.

The PHP is a first-of-its-kind pass that allows Purple Heart veterans from Wisconsin free admission into a number of private and public Milwaukee County venues including the Milwaukee County Zoo and Discovery World.

All 1,900 Purple Heart veterans from across Wisconsin are eligible for this pass.

The Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World and the Harley-Davidson Museum will provide free, yearlong admission to PHP holders and one guest. The Milwaukee County Parks will offer free admission to the Boerner Botanical Gardens and the Mitchell Park Domes. The value of the pass is more than $200 and goes into effect Jan. 1. The Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office will administer the pass, verifying eligibility through military service records.

Purple Heart veterans can contact MCVSO Director Jim Duff at (414) 266-1235 or email for information.

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