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March 16, 2014

Falls library hosting three movies in March

Menomonee Falls — The Menomonee Falls Public Library, N8436 Pilgrim Road, is showing three movies in March. Admission is free to all, based on the movie's rating.

· "Gravity" starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney; 6:15 p.m. March 20; PG-13

· "The Book Thief" starring Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson; 2:15 p.m. March 20; PG-13

· "Saving Mr. Banks" starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson; 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. March 22; PG-13

For information, call the Adult Reference desk at (262) 532-8920.

Germantown presents spring Little Gridders football

Germantown — Boys ages 4 to 6 are invited to learn the fundamentals of flag football in the Germantown Recreation Department's new Little Gridders program. Children must be 4 by the start of the program and must be in kindergarten or below.

Practice and games will last 1 hour and 15 minutes each Saturday, April 24 to June 14, at Friedenfeld Park.

Children will use soft footballs on a 50-yard field. No helmets are needed. All teams will use the same formation in plays.

The fee is $25 for residents and $35 for others.

Register by March 21 by calling (262) 250-4710.

Sign up now for spring pee wee, U6 soccer

Germantown — The Recreation Department is offering a soccer program for children ages 4, 5 and 6. The Pee Wee program is for ages 4 and 5. The U6 program is for ages 5 and 6.

The program will be on Saturday mornings, April 26 to June 14 (no program May 24), at Haupt Strasse Park and/or Firemen's Park.

The fee is $25 for residents and $35 for others. Volunteer coaches are needed.

Register by March 21 by calling (262) 250-4710.

Imagination Theatre presents

farce 'Run for Your Wife'

Germantown — Imagination Theatre of Germantown opens its seventh season with Ray Cooney's British farce "Run For Your Wife," weekends March 21 to 23 and March 28 to 30 at Lutheran Church of the Living Christ, N10660 Pilgrim Road.

In the play, taxi driver John Smith gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. His wife Mary, in Wimbledon, is the happy homemaker. His wife Barbara, in Streatham, is always trying to get John into bed. Trouble brews when John is mugged and ends up in the hospital, where both of his addresses surface, causing both the Streatham and Wimbledon police to investigate.

Performances are at 7 p.m. March 21 and 22 and March 28 and 29, and 3 p.m. March 23 and March 30.

Tickets for "Run For Your Wife" cost $12. To purchase tickets visit or call (262) 957-0399.

Church hosting rummage fest, spring craft fair

Menomonee Falls — St. Paul's United Church of Christ, W16856 Appleton Ave., hosts its Rummage-Fest and Spring Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 22.

The fair features individual booths of rummage and crafts as well as a large area of church members' donated rummage items.

There will be free massages, a bake sale and a lunch. A $4 bag sale will take place from 2 to 3 p.m.

Admission is free.

Rec. Department offering several gymnastics programs

Germantown — Join the Germantown Recreation Department's spring gymnastics program. Classes are held on Thursdays, April 3 through May 22. Various class times are available:

· parent/tot class (ages 2-plus with adult) is 6:30-7 p.m.

· Totnastics (age 3) is at 5:15-5:45 p.m. or 6-6:30 p.m.

· Kindergym (ages 4 and 5 or kindergarteners) is at 5:15-6 p.m. or 6:15-7 p.m.

· Dynamic Twist (ingoing grades one to three) is at 5:15-6 p.m. or 6:15-7 p.m.

· Kippers (ingoing grades four and up) goes from 5:15-6 p.m. The fee is $30.25/resident and school district resident and $42.25/nonresident.

Register by March 24 at or at the Germantown Recreation Department.

For information, call (262) 250-4710.

Falls presents annual student art exhibit

Menomonee Falls — The Menomonee Falls Annual Youth Art Month is presented at the Menomonee Falls Public Library, N8446 Pilgrim Road.

The creative artwork will be on display until March 25. Stop by and help recognize the talent of the children whose work will be on display.

For information, call (262) 946-2046.

Celebrate Youth Art Month

at the Germantown Library

Germantown — Celebrate the artistic talents of Germantown Public School District students at the annual Youth Art Month exhibit at Germantown Community Library, 19840 Century Blvd.

Artwork displayed will exemplify the work and talents of students in kindergarten through grade 12.

The exhibit is on display through March 28 during normal library hours.

Professor presents program on Vikings in America

Menomonee Falls — Professor Scott Mellor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will present a program on Vikings in America at 2:30 p.m. March 29 at the Menomonee Falls Public Library, N8436 Pilgrim Road.

About the year 1000, Leif Eriksson and other Vikings came to the North American continent. This talk focuses on texts and archaeological findings that support this adventure.

Mellor specializes in historic Scandinavia.

This program is free and open to the public.

For information, call Karen at (262) 532-8912.

Rec Department offering belly dance classes

Germantown — Shimmy your way to fitness and health with a belly dance class offered through the Recreation Department.

In the beginner class participants learn the basics of belly dance while increasing strength and flexibility and improving posture. This is appropriate for any age, size or fitness level; no prior dance experience is necessary.

The Level 2 course is for those students who have completed Beginning Belly Dance.

Both beginners and Level 2 belly dancers will meet on Wednesdays, April 2 to May 14 at the Department of Public Works building, W17177 Fond du Lac Ave. Beginners will meet from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. and Level 2 from 8 to 9 p.m.

Fees are $33 for beginners living in Germantown and $48 for other beginners, and $38 for Level 2 students living in Germantown and $55 for other Level 2 students.

Register by calling (262) 250-4710.

Sign up for Warhawks youth football camp

Germantown — Youth in grades four to eight will be introduced to the Warhawks' way of playing football from the Germantown Warhawks High School football coaches.

This is a nonpadded camp.

This one-day camp meets from 1 to 3 p.m. April 6 (rain date April 13) at Friedenfeld Park. Fees are $20/resident, school district resident and nonresident.

Register by calling (262) 250-4710.

Class teaches kids how to avoid being bullied

Germantown — Geared for children ages 4 to 14, this one-day class aims to boost children's self-confidence as they learn defensive skills, karate techniques and strategies to help keep them safe from bullies.

Class is from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. April 9 at the Menomonee Falls Community Center, N8645 Margaret Road.

The cost to attend is $9 for residents, $11 for others.

Register at or at the Germantown Recreation Department. For information, call (262) 250-4710.

Washington County offers free tax return assistance

Free tax assistance is being offered by trained AARP volunteers. Interested parties should bring the required photo identification; documentation showing their Social Security Number; last year's form; all 1099 forms from banks, Social Security or annuities; W-2 forms from any employers; monthly Social Security amount; and original rent certificate or copy of their property tax bill.

Bring a check with the account number and routing number in order to sign up for direct deposit.

Forms can be obtained at local libraries or the post office, etc. Contact the location listed to confirm availability.

For information, call the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Washington County at (262) 335-4497.

· Through April 9: Germantown Senior Center, W162 N11960 Park Ave.; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays; call (262) 253-7799 for required reservation.

· Through April 11: Menomonee Falls Library, N8436 Pilgrim Road (one block east of Village Hall); 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays; call (262) 255-8460 for required reservation.

Senior center hosting Easter Bunny lunch

Germantown — The Germantown Senior Citizens Club will host a hot dog lunch at noon April 12 at the Germantown Senior Center, N11960 Park Ave. The Easter Bunny is scheduled to make an appearance. Activities will include cupcake decorating, assisted by Germantown seniors. The lunch takes place before the Easter egg hunt.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Reservations are required. Tickets cost $4 per person and can be purchased at the Germantown Senior Center from 9 to 4 p.m. March 24 to April 9. No phone reservations will be accepted.

For information, call the senior center at (262) 253-7799.

Bring the kids to 20th annual Easter egg hunt

Germantown — Hop on over to Firemen's Park, N11870 Park Ave., for the Germantown Recreation Department's 20th annual Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. April 12. The hunt is open to Germantown School District children, ages 1 to 7.

The hunt starts at 11 a.m and is free to participants. Children will be divided into age categories, and should bring their own basket or bucket to collect eggs and candy.

In case of inclement weather, the hunt will be inside Kennedy Middle School, N11836 Crusader Court.

Kids can learn from a professional magician

Germantown — Professional Magician Glen Gerard will teach magic tricks that kids can perform with items found around the home during a class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 12 in the Germantown Public Works building, W17001 Mequon Road. Students in grades three and older will learn sleight of hand, misdirection and showmanship.

The fee is $16 for residents and $19 for others.

Register at or at the Germantown Recreation Department.

For information, call (262) 250-4710.

Club hosting fishing clinic for kids

Menomonee Falls — Wisconsin House Outdoorsmen will host kids fishing clinics April 12 at Menomonee Park/Lannon Quarry, N7884 Townline Road.

Clinics begin every hour from 9 a.m. with the last clinic starting at 2 p.m. Instruction includes fishing techniques, equipment use, knot-tying, safety and fish identification.

Fishing equipment is available, but bring your own rod and reel if possible. No registration is necessary, but to accommodate groups of 20 or more, call (414) 263-8614.

Rec Department offers class on soap carving

Germantown — Soap carving is geared toward kids 7 and older. Children will learn the basics of wood carving by using soap.

Students will learn to carve an animal and a simple relief carving using etching techniques. Participants use plastic knives and pattern etchers during class. Class includes all the supplies. This one-time class is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 12 at the Germantown Survive Alive House.

The fee is $16 for residents and $20 for others.

Register at or at the Germantown Recreation Department.

For information, call (262) 250-4710.

Class shows how to use your digital camera

Germantown — "You Have Pictures in Your Camera — Now What?" demonstrates how to save, archive and print photos whether you have a computer or not. Participants also learn printing options, basic photo editing, using photos in email and multimedia with Windows computers.

Choose option one to join the class from 1 to 3 p.m. April 14 in the Germantown Senior Center computer lab, N. 11960 Park Ave. The fee is $15 for residents and $18 for nonresidents and school district residents.

Register at or at the Germantown Recreation Department.

For information, call (262) 250-4710.

Miss Julie provides fun with music for kids

Germantown — Children ages 1 to 3 along with a parent or caregiver can explore music, movement, finger plays, stories and rhythm. Siblings are encouraged to attend.

The spring sessions meet Wednesdays, April 16 to May 14, from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. for children 1 to 3. Fees are $49 for residents and $65 for nonresidents. Babies (children not yet walking) meet from 10:40 to 11:10 a.m. Fees are $39 for residents and $49 for nonresidents.

Both sessions are held at Faith Lutheran Church, N11187 Division Road.

Register at or in person at the Germantown Recreation Department. For information, call (262) 250-4710.

Falls downtown Easter egg hunt set for April 18

Menomonee Falls — The annual Downtown Easter Egg Hunt takes place on April 18 in Village Park on Garfield Drive.

The event is open to kids through fifth grade. Activities start at 6 p.m. with the hunt starting at 7 p.m.

Bring your cameras and a basket to collect the eggs. Moo Moo and Tickles the Clown will be there as well as the master of ceremonies: the Easter Bunny.

The hunt and activities are sponsored by Downtown Menomonee Falls, The Knights of Columbus and the Menomonee Falls Rec Department Eirenicon Club.

Recreation department presents babysitters training class

Germantown — The Recreation Department will provide babysitting training for youth ages 11 and older from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19 at the Survive Alive House, W18700 Edison Drive.

This class addresses safety issues, preventing injuries, basic childcare, first aid, decision-making skills, age-appropriate behavior and play. Students must attend the whole one-day class to become certified.

Fees are $50 for residents and $60 for others.

Register at or at the Recreation Department.

For information, call (262) 250-4710.

Chaperons needed for Youth Futures lock-in

Germantown — The Germantown Youth Futures Activities Committee is holding its 20th annual lock-in at Kennedy Middle School, N11836 Crusader Court, for Germantown School District grades five through eight from 6 to 11 p.m. May 9.

Many parent chaperons are needed to make the lock-in happen. There are two shifts to choose from: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. or 8:30 to 11 p.m. Chaperons must be 18 or older. The event needs 25 chaperons per shift.

If interested in volunteering, call Patti at the Germantown Recreation Department at (262) 250-4710.

Email information about your event to at least 14 days before the event.

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