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June 14, 2013

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 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.

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 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.

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@

'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.

Meeting addresses

public transit in suburbs

Menomonee Falls — Struggling to Get Around: Public Transit in Suburban and Rural Communities is scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m. June 26 at Good Shepherd Church, N88 W17658 Christman Road in Menomonee Falls.

Kenneth Yunker, executive director of the Southeast Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, will deliver a presentation followed by a question and answer period.

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

Women's self-defense

classes in 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. July 17 in the Menomonee Falls Community Center, N8645 Margaret Road.

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

St. Anthony hosts

vacation Bible school

Menomonee Falls — The 2013 Vacation Bible School, presented by the cluster of St. Anthony and St. Agnes Catholic churches, is scheduled from July 22 through July 26 at St. Anthony, W13604 Appleton Ave. in Menomonee Falls.

The class runs from 9 a.m. to noon July 22 through 25 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 26 with a Mass for children and their families at 11:45 a.m. The class is for children entering K3 through fifth grades and costs $20.

Registration is due by July 5. A registration form can be found at

Any questions, call John Hying at (262) 251-5910 ext. 24.

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.

Recreation Department

hosts family camp out

Germantown — The Germantown Park and Recreation department is hosting a family camp out from 5 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. July 26 through 27.

Activities include a bonfire, arts and crafts, candy hunt and a continental breakfast. It is open for all ages. The event is free, but registration is required by calling (262) 250-4710.

Movies in the park

scheduled for summer

Germantown — The Germantown Park and Recreation Department is hosting movies in the park July 26 and Aug. 23 at Kinderberg Park, W14942 Donges Bay Road. Movies begin at dusk, about 8:15 p.m.

There will be a concession stand. Participants should bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Attendance is free with a nonperishable food donation to the St. Boniface Food Pantry.

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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