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May 2, 2012

Tick-, mosquitoborne diseases topic of free family seminar

Oak Creek - The Oak Creek Health Department is sponsoring a seminar on keeping your family safe from tick- and mosquito-borne diseases from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 3 at the Salvation Army, 8853 S. Howell Ave.

Admission is free, but registration is recommended. Visit or call (414) 768-6539 to register.

Medical and other experts will be on hand to discuss how to avoid and prevent tick- and mosquito-borne diseases, what symptoms to look for and steps to take if symptoms occur.

Church to host annual rummage, bake sale

Hales Corners - Whitnall Park Lutheran Church, 5847 Lilac Lane, will hold its 18th annual rummage and bake sale from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5.

For information, call (414) 425-1169.

Authors to discuss state's 'remarkable' homes

Franklin - Authors Louis Wasserman and M. Caren Connelly will talk about their book, "Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes," at the Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, at 6:30 p.m. May 7.

The book is a study and history of 20 architecturally significant houses in Wisconsin.

The program will feature photos and architectural sketches of these homes, which include such well-known houses as Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot, Wingspread in Racine and the Pabst Mansion in Milwaukee, as well as many less-familiar residences.

Last year, the book won an Outstanding Achievement award from the Wisconsin Library Association. Wasserman and Connelly operate Milwaukee-area architectural firm Louis Wasserman and Associates.

The free program is open to the public.

Register in person at the library, by calling the library at (414) 425-8214, or online at

Boerner to hold National Public Gardens Day event

Hales Corners - Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, will celebrate National Public Gardens Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11.

National Public Gardens Day promotes and increases awareness of botanical gardens, zoos, historic gardens and any of America's public gardens. Members of gardening organizations will be in attendance. The horticultural staff will offer garden tours at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

For information, visit or call (414) 525-5635.

Alliance to hold membership exhibit at bank

Greendale - The West Allis Art Alliance will hold its membership exhibit through May 29 at North Shore Bank, 5101 S. 76th St.

For information, call (414) 321-4850.

Packers hold youth football camp in Franklin in June

Franklin - Former Green Bay Packers John Anderson, Johnnie Gray, Dexter McNab, Bryce Paup, Paul Rudzinski and Bill Schroeder will provide support at a youth football camp for children 6 to 14 at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex, 6000 W. Ryan Road, Franklin.

The camp provides noncontact instruction, teaching children how to run, throw, coach and compete the Packers way.

The Franklin camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 25 to June 29. The price is $349. Visit or call (866) 246-9800.

Myers leads series of garden walks at Boerner

Hales Corners - Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, will host Melinda Myers and her "Discover Hidden Treasures" garden walk series.

6:30 p.m. May 16, Discovering Solutions for Your Garden - participants will visit shady spaces, rock gardens, sunny spots and rain gardens to discover planting strategies

6:30 p.m. July 25, Gardens of the Future - visit one of only 43 All-American Selection Trial Gardens in the United States

10 a.m. Oct. 20, Fall Discovery - explore Boerner's gardens

Also, a Family Fun Walk, "Discover the Magic of Fall, will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 20. The walk costs $30 per family (up to four individuals).

1 p.m. Oct. 20: Family Fun Walk: Discover the Magic of Fall - Program includes a scavenger hunt

To register, call (414) 525-5659.


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