Things to do

June 21, 2013

Keep Your Pets hosts

fish fry fundraiser

West Bend — Keep Your Pets is hosting a fish fry fundraiser from 5 to 7:30 p.m. June 28 in the Ziegler building at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 3000 Pleasant Valley Road, in West Bend.

Both buildings, the pavilion and the Ziegler building, open at noon for visitors who want to watch the Kettle Moraine Specialty Dog Shows. Keep Your Pets was started to give temporary assistance to pet owners that need help. The organization provides boarding, assistance with training, advice on finding pet-friendly residences, and transportation to and from vets and groomers. A pet food pantry is planned for the near future.

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 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.

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 magic

with Glen Gerard

Germantown — Professional magician Glen Gerard teaches magic tricks that children can perform with items found around the house during a workshop scheduled from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 13 at the Department of Public Works building in Germantown.

The class is for ages 3 and older. Call (262) 250-4710 to register.

Rec Department

hosts tot workshop

Germantown — The Germantown Park and Recreation Department is hosting Tot Workshop: Bubble Guppies from 2 to 3:15 p.m. ot 3:45 to 5 p.m. July 16 at Kinderberg Park, W14942 Donges Bay Road.

Children participate in games, projects, read a story and have a snack with help from Goldilocks, Red Riding Hood and Jack and his beanstalk.

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

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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