Things to do

June 7, 2013

Classic Car

Cruise Night on Friday

Menomonee Falls — The Marcus Cinema of Menomonee Falls, N9393 Premier Lane, hosts its third annual Cruisin' To The Movies: Classic Car Cruise Night from 4 to 8 p.m. June 14.

The event includes raffles, food, music, and children's activities. All proceeds from raffles and food benefits Variety's Freedom Program, which helps children in the local community with special needs gain mobility, confidence and independence by funding wheelchairs, walkers, adaptive bicycles, strollers, stair lifts, ramps, communication devices and other equipment.

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 June 14, 22 and 29. July through November dates will be announced at washington 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, visit the website or call (414) 379-6182.

Rummage sale benefits golden retriever program

Menomonee Falls — Wisconsin Adopt A Golden Retriever is holding its annual Really Big Rummage Sale to benefit the organization from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15 at W1285 Hemlock Court in the River Heights subdivision in Menomonee Falls.

There will be new items available both days. All proceeds help the golden retrievers and golden mixes that are currently being fostered by WAAGR volunteers. For information about all WAAGR events, visit

WAAGR also is looking for donations of items to sell at the event. Contact event co-chair Barb Hart on the WAAGR hotline at (414) 517-7725 for information about the event, and how to donate.

Christian Women's Club hosts fashion show

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 library shows

movies in June

Menomonee Falls — The Menomonee Falls Public Library, N8436 Pilgrim Road, presents two different movies in June. The movies are scheduled for 2:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. June 18 and 20.

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

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

Program teaches participants

how to get published

Germantown — Milwaukee author and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel news reporter Tom Kertscher, a Washington County native, will share his experiences in getting two books published from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 18 at the Germantown Community Library, W16957 Mequon Road.

The cost is $12. To sign-up, call (262) 250-4710.

Class teachers children

how to sing and dance

Germantown — The Germantown Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a class designed to teach students to sing and dance during a three-day class from June 18 through 20.

The class for students ages 3 through 7 meets from 11 a.m. to noon and a class for children ages 7 and older is scheduled for 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Germantown High School, N11501 River Lane. To sign up, call (262) 250-4710.

Women's self-defense

classes in June, July

Germantown — A women's self-defense class, hosted by the Germantown Parks and Recreation Department, is scheduled for 6:45 to 8 p.m. June 19 or July 17 in the Menomonee Falls Community Center, N8645 Margaret Road.

To sign up, call (262) 250-4710.

Germantown church hosts Red Cross blood drive

Germantown — The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22 at CrossWay Church, N10041 Pilgrim Road, in Germantown. For information, visit

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 from June 22 to 28 at YMCA Camp Matawa in Campbellsport.

The 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 can contact Neil Willenson at Willenson@

Vacation Bible School

scheduled for June 17-20

Menomonee Falls — Emmanuel Community United Methodist Church is holding its annual Vacation Bible School from 5 to 7 p.m. June 17 through 20 at Rotary Park, W14205 Fond du Lac Ave., in Shelter 1.

This year's theme is Boot Camp: Survival Training. Each night will begin with a free supper for the family and then children can participate in activities including Bible stories, crafts, singing and games. Activities are geared for pre-school through high school youth. Nursery care will be provided and there will be a discussion group for adults. No registration is required. Every participant receives a T-shirt.

For information, contact the church office at (262) 251-3830 or visit

'Piano Smash

Fundraiser!' at museum

West Bend — As part of Free Museums Week, the Washington County Historical Society is hosting Piano Smash Fundraiser! at 1 p.m. June 23 at the Old Courthouse Museum, 320 Fifth Ave. in West Bend.

Participants pay $1 for every three minutes of trying to smash a piano with a sledgehammer. The person with the most weight of broken piano at the end of the contest wins. The first place prize is a trip to the Old Courthouse Tower for the family and four tickets to Germanfest in Milwaukee. The second prize is four tickets to Festa Italiana in Milwaukee.

There will be a sidewalk chalk art contest at 2 p.m. for children ages 12 and younger.

Optimist Club hosts

softball tournament

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

There is $160 entry fee per team, with 16 teams in the tournament. To sign up 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.

Bike ride benefits

CMH Cancer Center

Menomonee Falls — The 16th annual Wheeling for Healing bike ride benefiting the Cancer Care Center is slated for Aug. 10 at Froedtert Health Community Memorial Hospital, N8085 Town Hall Road in Menomonee Falls.

Choose from four routes through Menomonee Falls and Germantown including a family-friendly 4-mile route, a 15-mile route for more ambitious riders or a more challenging 32-mile route. New this year, the event will offer a 62-mile bike route for avid cyclists that continues north to Jackson with a rest stop at Froedtert Health St. Joseph's Hospital in West Bend. All routes begin and end at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls. The post-ride celebration begins at 9:45 a.m. with brunch, entertainment, raffles, games and more.

To sign up, visit For information, call (262) 257-3761.

Recreation Department

offers discount tickets

Germantown — The Germantown Recreation Department, in cooperation with Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association is offering discounted tickets for the Milwaukee County Zoo, Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park, Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor, Noah's Ark Family Park, Chula Vista Lost Rios and Indoor Water Park, Milwaukee Public Museum and Dome Theater and Country Springs Water Park.

Sales end on Aug. 23. Tickets are available at the Recreation Department office, W17001 Mequon Road. For information, call (262) 250-4710.

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