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April 2, 2012

Library offers a week of children's films

Menomonee Falls - The Menomonee Falls Public Library offers a variety of family films during the week of April 9-14 in the large meeting room at the library, W156N8436 Pilgrim Road.

The films are free and registration is not required. Snacks and covered beverages are welcome.

The movies are "Muppets" at 11 a.m. and "Treasure Buddies" at 2:15 p.m. April 9; "Hop" at 11 a.m. and "Happy Feet 2" at 6:30 p.m. April 10; "Alvin & the Chipmunks" at 11 a.m. and "Puss in Boots" at 2:15 p.m. April 11; "Puss in Boots" at 11 a.m. and "Alvin & the Chipmunks" at 6:30 p.m. April 12; "Treasure Buddies" at 11 a.m. and "Happy Feet 2" at 2:15 p.m. April 13; "Happy Feet 2" at 9:20 a.m., "Hop" at 11 a.m. and "Muppets" at 2:15 p.m. April 14.

For information, call (262) 532-8915.

Menomonee Falls hosts Easter egg hunt

Menomonee Falls - An Easter egg hunt is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 6 in Village Park on Garfield Drive, west of Appleton Avenue.

The free event features the Easter Bunny and Tickles & Moo Moo clowns.

Park and Recreation offers discount tickets

Germantown - The recreation department is offering discounted tickets for the Milwaukee Bucks game at 7:30 p.m. April 14; the Bucks will take on the Indiana Pacers.

All Germantown residents, family members and friends are invited to buy a ticket, regularly $52, for $32. Tickets for $29 seats will be discounted to $18.

Register early as space is limited.

Registrations are being accepted at the Germantown recreation department office, N112 W17001 Mequon Road, or through the website,

Art guild features watercolor artist

Menomonee Falls - The Art Guild of Menomonee Falls is featuring a watercolor artist as part of the featured artist series from 6 to 9 p.m. April 15 at the art gallery, N88 W16586 Main St.

Experimental watercolor artist Terra Paulsen Chmielewski is the featured artist.

For information, call (262) 424-4997.

Women's Club brunch features author

Menomonee Falls - The Milwaukee West Suburban Women's Club is hosting a brunch, featuring guest speaker Gayle Zinda. Zinda is a former nurse, business owner and accomplished author. Her discussion is "The Lemonade Stand. A Place to Come and Be Refreshed." The brunch is scheduled for 9:30 to 11 a.m. April 16 at Davians Banquet and Conference Center, 16300 Silver Spring Drive.

Call Lois at (262) 251-3841 no later than April 9 to reserve a spot. The cost is $14 and the tax and tip included. Free child care will be provided if notified at the time of the reservation.

School district hosts development day

Germantown - The school district is hosting a child development day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 at Ben Franklin Elementary School, W14701 Franklin Drive.

Participants will receive information about general child development, learn about community activities and resources for families with young children, get a sense of how a child is developing, and get ideas for child activities.

Those interested should register by April 11 by calling (262) 255-8456.

Arboretum Senior Community hosts Luau event

Menomonee Falls - The Arboretum senior community is hosting a Luau from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 17 at the senior community, W180 N7890 Town Hall Road.

The Luau includes traditional, live Hawaiian music, hula dancing performed by the Life Long Learning class participants and instructor, island hors d'oeuvres and tropical drinks.

For information, call (262) 548-5965.

Church hosts April blood drive

Germantown - The BloodCenter of Wisconsin is partnering with Crossway Church in Germantown to host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon April 21 at the church, N10041 Pilgrim Road.

The drive will be held in the church's community room. By donating blood through BloodCenter, participants are giving a precious gift to children and adults who need surgeries, who are being treated for cancer or other conditions, or who are seriously injured. Hospitals, including St. Joseph's Hospital and Aurora Sinai Medical Center have come to rely on BloodCenter of Wisconsin for a steady supply of blood to treat their patients. Nearly 800 donors are needed every day to help maintain the supply to the hospitals we serve.

Anyone who is in general good health and meets the eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. The entire process takes about an hour and all blood types are needed. Donors should bring a photo ID. For information or to schedule an appointment, call (877-BE-A-HERO or visit

Parks association makes an early splash

Germantown - The Germantown Recreation Department, in cooperation with Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association, is offering discounted tickets for Country Springs Water Park and the Kalahari Indoor Theme Park.

Country Springs Water Park tickets are valid through May 15. Weekday passes can be purchased for $12 (savings of $3) and weekend passes can be purchased for $19 (savings of $6), children 23 months and younger are free of charge. Kalahari Indoor Theme Park ticket prices are $17 for adults (savings of $7.95) and $9 for children (savings of $0.95); these tickets are valid through May 25. Special note: If using MasterCard/VISA/Discover, add $1 per ticket for credit card transaction. All sales are final, there are no refunds or exchanges. Sales end on April 20.

Tickets can be purchased at the recreation department at Village Hall, N112 W17001 Mequon Road.

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

Fire Department hosts open house

Germantown - The Fire Department is hosting a recruitment open house at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at the department, N115 W18752 Edison Drive.

Volunteers are paid per call and for training. All equipment and gear are supplied. Information will be supplied at the open house.

Volunteer firefighters must be 18 or older and a Germantown resident.

The open house will feature demonstrations, food and a chance to learn more about the Fire Department. Register by calling Lt. Hass at (262) 502-4701, Ext. 1710, or sending an email to by April 19. Walk-ins are welcome.

Drug collection day slated for end of April

Menomonee Falls - The next Waukesha County prescription drug collection takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at Community Memorial Hospital, W180 N8085 Town Hall Road.

The collection, which is the fourth for the Waukesha County Drug Free Communities Coalition, is an effort to prevent prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings in Waukesha County, as well as to help protect local waterways.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Field Museum artifacts

Germantown - Go behind the scenes at the Field Museum during a guided tour May 2 sponsored by the Germantown Recreation Department.

The museum is home to nearly 25 million artifacts; however, less than 1 percent are on display. During the tour, participants can see the Anthropology Department's world-class collection and speak with a collections manager. Attendees also will view the Lod Mosaic Special Exhibit and the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum. A deluxe motorcoach will depart from the Germantown Center Mall at 6:30 a.m. and will return to the mall about 7 p.m.

The cost is $115.

To register, call the Germantown Senior Center at (262) 253-7799.

Teen volunteers needed for playground duty

Germantown - The recreation department needs volunteers to help with playground groups from June 11 to Aug. 3.

Volunteers make a commitment of working at least two days per week from 9 a.m. to noon. Playground groups go on field trips every Wednesday, so volunteers are not needed on Wednesdays.

Volunteers are encouraged to keep track of their time so the recreation department can write a letter of recommendation at the end of summer.

Application forms are available at

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