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April 17, 2013

Senior Center

to host Senior Prom

Germantown - Seniors 55 years of age and older are invited to a Senior Prom from 1 to 4 p.m. April 28 at Germantown Senior Activity Center, N11960 Park Ave., in Germantown.

Downtown Harrison will perform music from the 1940s and later.

Make a reservation by calling (262) 253-7799 by April 21. Soda, juice, coffee and light snacks will be provided.

Sonus Hearing offers

free hearing screenings

Menomonee Falls - Sonus Hearing Care audiologists are trying to help raise awareness and help residents hear better by offering free hearing screenings throughout May at the Menomonee Falls location, N9523 Bancroft Drive.

Sonus is encouraging parents, spouses, companions, and caregivers to bring loved ones in for a complimentary screening if they suspect any hearing loss. To determine how well a loved one hears on a daily basis, caregivers can take a short Sonus questionnaire to decide if a hearing screening is necessary.

Though the screenings are free, appointments are required. They take about 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment, visit or call (888) 383-4521.

Kids can have an Alphabet Adventures at the library

Menomonee Falls - An all-ages drop-in story time is scheduled for 9:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout April.

Registration is not required. Stories are built around a different letter of the alphabet.

Draw a picture for a scoop of ice cream

Menomonee Falls - Children ages 11 and younger can draw a picture, turn it into the Menomonee Falls Library, N8436 Pilgrim Road, and receive a coupon for a single scoop of Culver's custard during the month of April.

Culver's is helping celebrate National Library Week. Specific coloring sheets can be picked up at the Falls library through the end of the month.

H.I.S. Players to perform

Ben-Hur in Germantown

Germantown - H.I.S. Players, an educational drama co-op of home schooling families, invites the public to attend the stage version of Ben-Hur. Adapted by John McGreevey, this drama set in the first century will have three public performances at 7 p.m. April 26 and 1:30 and 7 p.m. April 27 at CrossWay Church, N10041 Pilgrim Road in Germantown.

There is no charge for admission. Parent-led and student-run, H.I.S. Players is dedicated to performing theater productions that entertain and educate. They aim to promote good literature, spark interest in reading and bring history to life on stage.

United Methodist hosts

annual rummage sale

Menomonee Falls - The Emmanuel Community is holding its 18th annual rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at United Methodist Church, W16707 Menomonee Ave. in Menomonee Falls.

There will be a bake sale throughout the day and a bag sale from 1 to 2 p.m. For information, call (262) 251-3830 or visit

Annual MS Walk

slated for April 27

Menomonee Falls - The Menomonee Falls Multiple Sclerosis Committee is hosting the fourth annual MS walk at 10 a.m. April 27 at Menomonee Falls High School, N8101 Merrimac Drive.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and there is a one-mile route on the high school track and a three-mile route going down Appleton Avenue and returning to the high school via Menomonee Avenue.

The goal this year is to raise $30,000 and have 220 walkers. In 2012, there were 200 walkers and the event raised $28,000 that goes toward research to end multiple sclerosis.

Register at

For information or to volunteer, call Robyn at (262) 255-5125.

Drug drop off

day April 27

Germantown - The Germantown Police Department is holding a DEA Drug Take Back Collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 in the front lot of the Police Department, W16877 Mequon Road.

All medication and controlled substances in any form, including liquid, will be accepted and then disposed of properly.

Ghost walk returns

to West Bend

West Bend - The Downtown West Bend Ghost Walk returns for its second season with four new stories and two new downtown locations running from April through June; July through November dates will be announced later.

In addition to stops outside historic locations like the Old Sheriff's Residence and Jail, the Courthouse Museum, City Hall, and the West Bend Theatre, locations added to this year's walk include McClain Elementary School and the Frisby House.

Scheduled dates are April 27; May 3, 9, 18 and 24; June 1, 6, 14, 22 and 29. July through November dates will be announced at Walks can also be scheduled by request for groups of five or more. Groups meet at the corner of Fifth and Chestnut streets in West Bend, and the cost is $10 a person.

To make reservations, or to learn more, please visit the website or call (414) 379-6182.

Falls Library hosts

presentation on bonsai trees

Menomonee Falls - The Menomonee Falls Public Library, N8436, hosts Steve Carini from the Milwaukee Bonsai Society at 7 p.m. April 29.

He will speak on bonsai, exhibit trees and explain the aspects of the trees. Carini has been with the society for 22 years. The talk is free and all are welcome.

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

Concert fundraiser

benefits Concordia Scholarship

Hales Corners - Eternity, a gospel harmony quartet from Germantown, hostz a free concert performance benefiting The Betty J. Sodemann Early Childhood Scholarship at Concordia University at 7 p.m. May 3 at Hales Corners Lutheran Church, 12300 W. Janesville Road, in Hales Corners.

There will be a raffle which includes a 46-inch TV. Donations are accepted.

The scholarships will go to students pursuing a bachelor's degree in early childhood education, who are a junior in standing or higher at Concordia University.

Middle school sponsors

drug and alcohol program

Germantown - Your Choice, Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 9 at Kennedy Middle School, N11836 Crusader Court.

The program helps parents understand what addiction looks like in the life of a suburban student explained by young people who have lived it. Parents whose children abused alcohol and other drugs will also share with parents what they missed and what they wished they had known.

To attend the program, call (262) 502-7326 or email by May 6. Childcare is provided.

Chaperons needed

for Lock-In event

Germantown - The annual Germantown Youth Futures Lock-in is coming from 6 to 11 p.m. May 10 at Kennedy Middle School, N11836 Crusader Court, and once again chaperons are needed for the event.

There are many activities that take place including: carnival games, laser tag, bungee basketball, dance and open gym. The theme this year is Outer Space.

There are two volunteer shifts: one from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. or 8 to 11 p.m. People can chaperon for both shifts if they want. A minimum of 25 chaperons are needed per shift. If these shifts don't work, people are needed to help set up from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

To chaperon, sign up online at; email Patti Heinen at; or call (262) 250-4710 by April 26.

Two blood drives

planned in Falls

Menomonee Falls - To celebrate World Red Cross Day May 8, the American Red Cross is encouraging eligible people to donate blood from 1 to 6 p.m. May 13 at the Radisson Hotel, W14750 Main St. in Menomonee Falls or from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 14 at Menomonee Falls High School, N8101 Merrimac Drive in Menomonee Falls.

Christian Women's Club

schedules monthly brunch

Menomonee Falls - The Milwaukee West Suburban Christian Women's Club hosts a brunch from 9:30 to 11 a.m. May 20 at Davians Banquet and Conference Center, 16300 Silver Spring Drive in Menomonee Falls.

Gene Skelley shows attendees her handmade jackets, purses, quilts and other crafts. The speaker is Deborah Finley from Island Lake, Ill. Her talk discusses what your future holds and what you can do to change it.

The cost is $15 with tax and tip included. Call Lois at (262) 251-3841 no later than May 13 to make a reservation. Free child care will be provided if notified at the time of the reservation.

Falls schedules

Relay for Life event

Menomonee Falls - Menomonee Falls High School Relay for Life is scheduled for 5 to 11 p.m. May 31 at the high school football stadium, N8101 Merrimac Drive.

The year's honorary speaker is Menomonee Falls School District Superintendent Patricia Greco, a recent breast cancer survivor. Funds raised at Relay for Life events benefit the American Cancer Association. A Relay for Life rummage sale is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 in the high school cafeteria. Items are being collected from 3:30 to 8 p.m. May 3.

The community Relay for Life is scheduled for June 21-22 at Sussex Hamilton High School, N6151 Town Line Road in Sussex.

For information on the high school or community relays or the rummage sale, contact Adam Martin at To make a donation, visit and search for Menomonee Falls.

World Beer Festival

planned in Menomonee Falls

Menomonee Falls - The Beer Barons of Milwaukee homebrewing and beer enthusiast club present the 10th annual World of Beer Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. June 1 at the Schwabenhof Pavilion, 14750 W. Silver Spring Drive in Menomonee Falls.

The festival features more than 200 beers from the U.S. and around the world including rare and limited availability beers that will be served as special releases. All beers are hand-picked by the members of the Beer Barons. In addition to the beer, there will be mead and hard cider, as well as gourmet sodas from a variety of vendors.

There are short presentations on different aspects of beer, brewing, and cooking with beer by well-known authors as well as live homebrewing demonstrations for brewers of all levels.

Homebrewing ingredients, techniques and equipment will be on display and discussed with plenty of opportunity for questions from basic extract brewing through advanced all-grain brewing. The cost for the event is $40 in advance, $60 VIB admission includes additional limited beers. Designated drivers get free admission and complimentary soda will be available from several vendors. Food will be available for purchase from the Schwabenhof during the festival.

For information or tickets, visit or contact the Beer Barons of Milwaukee at

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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