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April 12, 2011

TADA Festival unveils variety of art works

Greendale - The Greendale School District art and world languages departments and Camera & Media Club will sponsor a Traditional and Digital Arts Festival beginning at 4:30 p.m. April 15 at Greendale High School, 6801 Southway.

The TADA festival offers the opportunity to celebrate and appreciate the arts and the rich cultural diversity that exists in Greendale and the surrounding communities. Traditional and digital fine and performing arts from students in elementary school through high school will be showcased.

Patrons will receive a passport that will be stamped at each art gallery and activity throughout the festival. Cultural cuisine, group/family photo shoots, and ethnic dance workshops will be offered. At 6:15 p.m., patrons will make their way to the auditorium for an integration of digital and live performances. Here they will receive their final passport stamp and be entered into a raffle to win prizes donated by the participating clubs/organizations.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Tina Mitchell at or Natalie Schmidt at

Library offers a variety of events, activities

Hales Corners - The Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St., presents the following activities and event for March and April. For information, call (414) 529-6150, Ext. 10, or visit" target="_blank">

• Toddler Playgroup, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. April 15.

• Book Buddies, an after-school club for children in kindergarten to third grades, stories and a craft or activity, from 4 to 4:45 p.m. April 14, registration required.

• Wii for Teens at the Library, for ages 12 to 18, 2 to 4 p.m. April 26, no registration required, bring a snack, sodas will be provided.

• Game Day, for first- through eighth-graders, 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 28, popcorn and unplugged fun, bring a favorite game.

• No-School Movie, 2 p.m. April 29, free.

• Wednesday Free Movies, 2 p.m. April 27, free.

• Winter/Spring Story Times, ages 2 and 3 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and ages 3 to 5 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, free.

Sock Hop proceeds will go to Honor Flight

Oak Creek - American Legion Auxiliary Unit 434 will hold a Sock Hop from 7:30 to 11 p.m. April 16 at the Oelschlaeger-Dallmann hall, 9327 S. Shepard Ave.

The event includes a performance by Revue, plus refreshments, raffles, a door prize for the best-dressed, a bake sale and food drive.

The cost is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The proceeds will go to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, which takes World War II veterans to see the memorial in Washington, D.C.

For information, call (414) 762-9660.

Program takes a look at historic lighthouses

Franklin - Wisconsin Lighthouses, which guided ships along the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior for over 150 years, will be featured in a PowerPoint presentation by authors Ken and Barb Wardius in the Franklin Public Library Fadrow Room at 1 p.m. April 16.

The one-hour program will include photographs, detailed facts and tales about Wisconsin's historic maritime landmarks. Ken and Barb Wardius of Glendale traveled Wisconsin's coastline documenting material for their book, "Wisconsin Lighthouses."

The program is sponsored by the Franklin Historical Society. It is free and open to the public. It will be followed by the Historical Society's annual meeting at 2:15 p.m.

Free fishing clinic set for April 16

Greendale - A free fishing clinic for children 15 and younger will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 16 at Scout Lake Park, 5902 W. Loomis Road.

Instruction includes fishing techniques, equipment use, knot tying, safety and fish identification.

Clinics will begin every hour. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Fishing equipment is available, but bringing a rod and reel is suggested.

No registration is necessary. Groups of 20 or more should call in advance.

For information, call (414) 263-8614.

AVA Walk to raise awareness for pedestrian safety

Greendale - A walk to increase awareness for pedestrian safety in honor of Ava Marie Zimmerman will be held at 2 p.m. April 17 at Village Hall, 6500 Northway.

Ava Marie, 5, was killed while walking in a crosswalk with her mom, brother, aunt and twin cousins April 14, 2010.

Her family organized AVA's Walk: Advocating Vehicle Awareness. More than 1,000 walkers are expected to participate.

The walk will take place at 3 p.m. with check-in and T-shirt pick-up running from 2 to 2:40 p.m. and a welcome ceremony at 2:40 p.m.

Walkers will return from the one-mile route at Village Hall to celebrate with food, activities for the children, educational material, music performed by Grace Weber and the opportunity to sign Ava's pledge: "Pledge AVA - Advocating Vehicle Awareness."

There is no registration fee for the walk; everyone is welcome.

For information, check out the walk's Facebook page,, or YouTube video,

Art exhibit is on display at Polish Center

Franklin - A variety of Polish paper cutouts by Bernie Jendrzejczak and Ryszarda Klim, "The Art of Wycinanki," will be on display through April 30 at the Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 S. 68th St.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For information, call (414) 529-2140 or visit

Historical society will hold plant sale

Hales Corners - Order forms are due May 2 for the Hales Corners Historical Society plant sale.

The forms are available at the Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St. More than 50 varieties will be available. Plants are sold with a money-back guarantee. At pickup, customers may exchange any plant or get a refund.

The plant pickup dates will be May 18 to 21 at the Stahl-Conrad Homestead, 9724 W. Forest Home Ave.

For information, call (414) 529-2687.

School seeks registrations for preschool

Franklin - The Franklin High School Child Development II students will sponsor a preschool for children ages 3½ to 5 from 9:35 to 11 a.m. May 2-6, 9, 10 and 12, at the school, 8222 S. 51st St.

The class will include free play, large and small group activities, a snack and story time.

The cost is $25. To register, call (414) 423-4640, Ext. 2264, or e-mail

Event will help Greendale be more green

Greendale - Green Up Greendale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7 at Greendale Middle School, 6800 Schoolway.

The event, sponsored by the Greendale Goes Green Committee, will include numerous exhibitors from around the region who will highlight ways to be "green, sustainable, healthy and socially responsible" and showcase related projects from students in the Greendale School District.

The Greendale Goes Green Committee - a team of school district staff, teachers, administrators and students working together with community members - hopes to enhance the community's knowledge of green and sustainability concepts. Their mission is to raise awareness about the monetary, health, and environmental benefits of adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle.

The Green Up Greendale event is free and open to the public.

Run/walk, derby to benefit Franklin School District

Franklin - The ninth annual Innovative Health & Fitness 5K Run and Family Walk benefitting the Franklin Educational Foundation will be held May 21 at Froemming Park, 8801 S. 51st St.

The run starts at 8 a.m. followed by the walk at 9 a.m.

Participants will receive a T-shirt and refreshments. The first-, second- and third-place runners in multiple age divisions will be awarded medals in both the male and female categories.

By April 29, the cost is $9 for students, $10 for seniors, $18 for adults and $45 for families (must reside at same address). After April 29, a late fee of $5 will be added. Teams of eight or more can register for an additional $20 for T-shirts with team and individual names.

To obtain a registration form, go to

The Forest Park Middle School Jazz Band will perform.

Also, a Lucky Duck Derby will be held at 9:30 a.m.; ducks will be dropped into the Root River from the Puetz Road bridge.

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Hales Corners Library has ongoing kids programs

Hales Corners - Hales Corners residents can sign up for winter/spring story time and program sessions at the Hales Corners Public Library.

Register in person or by calling the library at (414) 529-6150, Ext. 10.

Sessions include:

• Story time for children ages 2 and 3 - Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

• Story time for children ages 3 and 5 - Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

• Book Buddies for children in 5-year-old kindergarten through grade three - alternate Thursdays from 4 to 4:45 p.m.

• Snack Attackers for children in grades four through six, alternate Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m.

For information, pick up a flier at the library or visit

Group begins shaping up summer concert lineup

Franklin - The Dixie Doodlers will perform at 1:30 p.m. July 24 at the band shell at Lions Legend Park, 8050 S. Legend Drive, as part of the Franklin Parks Concerts Inc. free summer concert series.

Concerts will be held June 26, July 10 and 24, and Aug. 7 and 21.

The group, a nonprofit organization, is seeking donations to pay for the performers. To make a tax-deductible donation, address checks to Franklin Park Concerts Inc., F.P.C Inc., 12201 W. Rawson Ave., Franklin, WI 53132, or go online,


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