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May 17, 2013

North Middle School

hosts Memorial Day program

Menomonee Falls — North Middle School students are hosting a Memorial Day program beginning at 9 a.m. May 23 in the school auditorium, W16750 Garfield Drive.

The program runs from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., with a reception and light refreshments to follow.

Falls library

presents movies in May

Menomonee Falls — The Menomonee Falls Public Library, N8436 Pilgrim Road, is showing two different movies in May.

Due to licensing restrictions, the library is no longer allowed to advertise the titles of the movies. Admission is free to all movies.

Movies will be shown at 2:15 and 6:30 p.m. May 23.

For information, visit or call (262) 532-8920.

Amnesty Club hosts benefit,

features student musicians

Menomonee Falls — The Menomonee Falls High School Amnesty Club is hosting a benefit event with proceeds going toward The Water Project, a student effort to build a well in Africa, at 6 p.m. May 23 in the cafeteria, N8101 Merrimac Dive.

Shirts will be on sale and Amnesty Club members are taking donations for the cause. There will be a raffle featuring assorted gift baskets with items from Starbucks, Papa Murphy's, and Off Broadway salon in Brookfield.

Student musicians will provide entertainment for the event.

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 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 May 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.

Courthouse Museum

free on Memorial Day

West Bend — Join local veterans for a morning of remembrance and a tribute from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 27 at the Old Courthouse Museum, 320 South Fifth Ave. in West Bend.

The museum is free and open to the public until 1 p.m. that day. Boy Scout Troop 780 will be selling refreshments from a stand on Sixth Avenue.

Wall of Fame

adding four members

Menomonee Falls — Four people will be added to the Menomonee Falls Wall of Fame for Fine Arts on May 29.

There will be a dinner at 5:30 p.m. May 29 at the North Hills Country Club, followed by a Hall of Fame concert at Menomonee Falls High School to honor the new members. Vince Petta, Syd Jones, Susan Rose Sprengeler and Randy Hake will be inducted.

Petta graduated from Falls High School in 1974 and has been performing as a musician in the Midwest and is a private guitar instructor. He currently works with elementary to college level educational programs.

Jones, who graduated from Falls in 1970, was part of a famous shallow water historic salvage working as an archaeological diver, U.S. Coast Guard licensed ship's captain and operations manager. Jones' extensive resume includes author and the founding restoration director and curator at the Pacific Aviation Museum in Pearl Harbor.

Sprengeler earned a TEFL certificate and taught business English to adults in Hong Kong. She was the coordinator of the Hong Kong Language Campaign. Oxford University Press then hired her to write a kindergarten English series sold in Hong Kong, Japan and China.

Haake has been a featured trombone soloist with a plethora of ensembles and orchestras since graduating from Falls in 1977. He is currently the orchestra and instrumental conductor/director at the Spring Creek Church in Pewaukee and maintains a private teaching studio at the Waukesha County Conservatory of Music in Hartland.

Hometown Heroes

seeks campers

Grafton — Hometown Heroes, a nonprofit organization based in Grafton is hosting a free summer camp for children, nieces, nephews and younger siblings of fallen U.S. service members to who died in any manner — combat, accidents, suicide or illness.

Camp Hometown Heroes is a safe and fun, week-long overnight camp specifically designed to provide children, ages 7 through 16, with opportunities for friendship, acceptance and personal growth. Through the support of pediatric grief specialists and the guidance of longtime summer camp directors, the children and teenagers will be provided the chance to grieve and heal. Camp Hometown Heroes is a warm, caring environment where children can be with others who can relate to their personal stories.

Camp Hometown Heroes is from June 22–28 at YMCA Camp Matawa in Campbellsport.

Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors, this week-long Camp Hometown Heroes experience and air travel to and from the camp are provided free of charge to all children who attend.

To register, visit Families interested in registering children for camp or individuals or companies in donating financially to this nonprofit camp can contact Neil Willenson at

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 2 or call (888) 383-4521.

Old Falls VillageDays

kicks off June

Menomonee Falls — The Menomonee Falls Historical Society has begun its summer family lineup of events beginning with Old Falls Village Days on June 1 and 2.

The Menomonee Falls Historical Society is a nonprofit organization made up of volunteers who help manage and run Old Falls Village Museum, a 17-acre museum location on corner of Pilgrim and County Line Q Road. Old Falls Village Day is a family-friendly event with a variety of activities from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 including a tractor show, old car show, motorcycle show, quilt exhibits, silent auction, flea market and a children's area. There is live music and tours of all of the houses.

For information, visit

Class teaches children

basics of first aid

Germantown — Children ages 9 through 13 can learn the basics of what to do in an emergency during a one-hour class from 6 to 7 p.m. June 3 at the Germantown Fire Station No. 2. This class is free, but registration is required by calling (262) 250-4710.

Historical society offers

genealogy class

Germantown — The Germantown Historical Society is hosting a genealogy class June 5, 12, 19, and 26 at the Historical Society Research Center, W18780 Holy Hill Road.

The cost is $12 and should be paid in advance between May 20 and 28. Call (262) 966-9615 to register before making a payment because space is limited.

Make checks payable to the Germantown Historical Society and send them to Robert L. Kohls, W316 N8628 Palomino Circle, Hartland, WI 53029.

Rec Department hosts

Firefighters are your Friends

Germantown — Families are invited to spend some time with local firefighters during Firefighters are your Friends scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. June 6 at the Germantown Fire Station No. 2, W19852 Edison Drive.

This program is free, but registration is recommended by calling (262) 250-4710.

Christian Women's Club hosts

fashion show and brunch

Menomonee Falls — The Milwaukee West Suburban Christian Women's Club is hosting a fashion show and brunch from 9:30 to 11 a.m. June 17 at Davians Banquet and Conference Center, 16300 Silver Spring Drive in Menomonee Falls.

There will be a Summer Fashion Show presented by Talbots of Mayfair featuring 12 models. Talbots will provide discount coupons.

Verna Pollack is the speaker. Her talk will be An Alien No More. This cost is $15 which includes tax and tip. Call Lois at (262) 251-3841 no later than June 10 to make a reservation. Free child care will be provided if notified at the time of the reservation.

Falls church celebrates

Rogation Sunday

Menomonee Falls — Gloria Dei Lutheran church invites the public to Rogation Sunday following the 9 a.m. church service May 19 in the Serenitas Garden located behind the church, N7863 Town Hall Road in Menomonee Falls.

Rogation Sunday is the ancient observance of the beginning of planting season. The event includes the blessing of the seeds, soil and water as well as the planting of seeds in the Prairie Garden, instruction for walking the labyrinth and an opportunity to walk and pray in the garden. Three new trees will be planted that day.

Light refreshments will be served.

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 2 relayforlife.orÖ g 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 2 or contact the Beer Barons of Milwaukee at 2

Small businesses invited

to free counseling event

Germantown — SCORE Southeast Wisconsin provides free, start-up and small business counseling at the upcoming Counseling Event from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 8 at the Germantown Community Library, W16957 Mequon Road.

Business counselors with deep expertise in marketing, retail, sales strategies, social media, cash flow, financial issues and starting a new business meet with individuals to answer questions. For information and registration go to the SCORE SE Wisconsin website 2 or call the SCORE office at (414) 297-3942.

Optimist Club hosts

softball tournament

Menomonee Falls — The Menomonee Falls Optimist Club is hosting its second annual Outseam Softball Tournament June 28 through 30 at Village Park.

There is $160 entry fee per team, with 16 teams in the tournament. To signup to play or enter a team, contact Cory Kleeba at (262) 751-4655 or email

Learn Not to Burn

program scheduled in summer

Germantown — Learn Not to Burn, sponsored by the Germantown Fire Department, teaches students the basics of fire safety and burn prevention. The program runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays July 25 through Aug. 15 at the Germantown Survive Alive House, W18700 Edison Drive.

The program is for parents and children ages 4 to 7. Call (262) 250-4710 to register.

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