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Jan. 4, 2013

String orchestra presents pops concert

Menomonee Falls - The Menomonee Falls High School String Orchestra presents its annual Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Menomonee Falls High School auditorium, W142 N8101 Merrimac Drive.

This year's theme is "A Night at the Movies." The main attraction will be a performance of the musical score of the 20-minute Charlie Chaplin silent film "The Adventurer." As the film plays, the orchestra will perform the score originally played by a single pianist in the 1920s.

The cost is $2.

Reception to celebrate Art Gallery opening

Menomonee Falls - The Art Guild of Menomonee Falls and Menomonee Falls High School presents an art show by the young artists in the community that will kick off with a free, opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at the high school, N8101 Merrimac Drive.

The art gallery is located in the lobby area near the high school auditorium and will display pieces ranging from drawings, paintings, a collage, metals and sculptures. The artists will be present at the reception.

For information about the student exhibit, call (414) 719-6613.

Women's Club schedules January brunch meeting

Menomonee Falls - The Milwaukee West Suburban Christian Women's Club is hosting a brunch from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 21 at Davians Banquet and Conference Center, 16300 Silver Spring Drive in Menomonee Falls.

Michelle Holmquist from Waukesha will display her cloth accessories called Thirty One. They are fabric accessories ranging from wallets, purses to storage bags.

The speaker is Robin Gove from Stoughton, who presents Who's Knocking at your Door? Gove explores what is behind the doors in her life. She is most grateful for opening one particular door that changed her forever.

The cost is $15 with tax and tip included. Call Lois at (262) 251-3841 no later than Jan. 14 to make a reservation. Free child care is provided if discussed at the time of the reservation.

Library announces two movies for January

Menomonee Falls - The Menomonee Falls Public Library presents "Trouble with the Curve," and "Hope Springs," in the library's community room, N8436 Pilgrim Road in Menomonee Falls.

"Trouble with the Curve," shows at 2:15 p.m. Jan. 15 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17. "Hope Springs" plays at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 and 2:15 p.m. Jan. 17.

Admission is free.

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

Washington County Historical Society celebrates collectors

West Bend - Join the Washington County Historical Society for Collection of Collectors at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the historical society, 320 South Fifth Ave. in West Bend.

The informal and informative evening showcases local collections, such as Edwardian clothing, novelty transistor radios and Royal Doulton figurines.

This event is free for collectors and attendees, and is open to the public. For those wishing to show their collection, register in advance by contacting Jessica at (262) 335-4678 or

Recreation Department hosts scrapbooking event

Germantown - The Germantown Recreation Department is hosting a scrapbooking event from noon to 10 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Germantown Senior Center, N11960 Park Ave.

The fee is $25.50 and includes ample table space, lunch, a bottle of water, a thank you gift and a make-and-take project. Participants are asked to bring a dish or snack to share.

Call (262) 250-4710 to sign up.

Course offered to help people clean up clutter

Germantown - The Germantown Recreation Department is hosting a course to help people remove clutter from their garages and basements from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Menomonee Falls Community Center, N8645 Margaret Road.

The cost is $13.

Call (262) 250-4710 to sign up.

Recreation department offers winter gymnastics

Germantown - The winter tot gymnastics program for youth ages 2 to 3 years old is scheduled for Tuesday mornings beginning Jan. 22 through Feb. 22.

The parent/tot class for 2 year olds is from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and the Totnastics class for 3 year olds is 10:40 to 11:10 a.m. at the Germantown Department of Public Works building, W17001 Mequon Road.

The cost is $20.

To sign up call (262) 250-4710.

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.

Republican Party announces dinner meeting dates

Menomonee Falls - The Republican Party of Waukesha County recently announced the upcoming branch club dinner meetings, beginning Jan 14 at the East Central event, which will be held at the Venice Club in Brookfield.

The North East branch will meet Jan. 29 at the Village Bowl, W18330 Main St. in Menomonee Falls.

For details such as times, menu, featured speakers and how to register, visit or call (262) 542-8532.

Dodge ball offered for individuals, families

Germantown - Grades four through eight can gather for dodge ball from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Friday, Jan. 18 to Feb. 22 at Kennedy Middle School, N11836 Crusader Court.

The fee is $20.

Families and their children ages 6 and older can participate in dodge ball on Fridays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 18 to Feb. 22 also at the Middle School. The fee for family dodge ball is $9.

Call (262) 250-4710 to sign up.

Washington County residents can win makeover

Richfield - The Richfield Lioness Club teamed up with Boston Store, West Bend, Hair Formations Salon and Spa, Hubertus and Pleasant Valley Tennis and Fitness Club Jackson to offer the Richfield Lioness Ultimate Fashion Makeover Contest.

The contest is open to residents of Ozaukee, Washington, Dodge, Waukesha and Milwaukee counties. Residents can enter until Jan. 31. Entries must be postmark no later than Jan. 31. Winners will be notified by Feb. 28. The Richfield Lioness Fashion Show is April 18.

When entering, explain why a friend or relative deserves a makeover. The winner receives fashion makeover, haircut and style, full-face makeup and facial and two sessions with a personal trainer.

For information, visit

Knights of Columbus host Super Bowl party

Menomonee Falls - The Knights of Columbus are hosting the fourth annual Super Bowl party at noon Feb. 3 at N9161 Water St. in Menomonee Falls.

There will be a luck of the draw tournament and cribbage tournament starting at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. There is a $10 entry fee. There will also be raffles, refreshments and food at halftime. Proceeds will be donated to the Wisconsin Special Olympics.

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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