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Nov. 14, 2012

Fashion show to benefit education foundation

Franklin - Moct, 240 E. Pittsburgh Ave. in Milwaukee, will host Educate in Style, a fashion show to benefit the Franklin Educational Foundation, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 15.

The event will feature hors d'oeuvre, a beauty bar and pop-up shops.

The cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. VIP tickets will cost $40 in advance or $45 at the door.

Order tickets at or Gaia Micro Spa, 7720 S. Lovers Lane in Franklin.

Silent auction planned before 'Breaking Dawn' premiere

Franklin - Marcus Showtime Cinema, 8910 S. 102nd St., will hold a silent auction to benefit the Autism Society of South Eastern Wisconsin in conjunction with the premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2" movie on Nov. 15.

The auction will start at 7 p.m.; winning bidders will be identified at 9:40 p.m., prior to the 10 p.m. showing of the movie.

The silent auction will include "Twilight" memorabilia, arts, crafts, jewelry, cast autographs and gift baskets.

Items should be paid for and claimed at the announcement of winners. All proceeds will go to the Autism Society of South Eastern Wisconsin, a nonprofit foundation committed to help provide resources to those lives of all affected by autism.

Group to hold patriotic holiday fair at Legion hall

Greendale - Friends of Reclaiming Our Heritage will hold its Boutique Historique from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at Greendale American Legion Post 416, 6351 W. Grange Ave.

The event features historic vendors, crafters and military collectors.

The event has several goals: to honor veterans, to provide veteran benefit information, to highlight the architectural and cultural treasures of the National Soldiers Home Historic District, and to bring history to life.

For information, visit or call (414) 427-3776.

Reclaiming Our Heritage was created in 2002 by a group of Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center employees to honor veterans and celebrate U.S. military history.

In the past 11 years, it has grown to the extent that hundreds of volunteers from VA and from the community now participate.

Craft, gift expo moves to county sports complex

Franklin - The annual Holiday Craft and Gift Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 24 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex, 6000 W. Ryan Road.

The show will feature arts, crafts and other gift items, food and entertainment.

Recording artist Carmen Nickerson and pianist Kostia of the Daryl Stuermer Band will perform throughout the weekend. The Main Street Song & Dance Troupe and Reverend Raymond Chain Smoking Alter Boys will perform Nov. 24 and 25.

Admission will cost $5 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 12 and be free for children younger than 6.

For information, visit

Learn how to turn hobby into business

Hales Corners - The Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St., will host a workshop, Turn Your Hobby Into Your Business, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28.

A business facilitator from Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corp. will examine the feasibility of business ideas, explore ways to market the products and identify resources for starting a business.

The event is free and open to the public.

Registration is required; call (414) 529-6150, Ext. 10, or stop by the Information Desk.


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