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June 3, 2013

Registration for Wehr summer camps under way

Franklin — Registration is open for the Friends of Wehr Nature Center's 2013 Adventure Summer, Nature Detective and Kid Expeditions camps.

Programming is available for 3- to 5-year-olds with an adult, 6- to 8-year-olds and 9- to 12-year-olds. Camps are held throughout the summer at various times; the first program begins June 15, and the final program is held Aug. 7 and 8. The times vary with each program.

Hands-on discovery and nature hikes side-by-side with professional naturalists are a part of each program experience.

Before- and after-care are available for children attending the Nature Detective and Kid Expeditions camps.

Prices range from $20 for half-day programs up to $200 for full-day, week-long programs. Adventure Summer Camps are held at Ross Lodge in Whitnall Park, 6750 S. 92 St., and Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave.

Call (414) 425-8550 or visit for a registration brochure and information.

MATC offers free culinary camps for high-schoolers

Oak Creek — Milwaukee Area Technical College's Oak Creek campus, 6665 S. Howell Ave., will host two free weeklong culinary camps for high school students 16 and older from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 17 to 21 and June 24 to 29.

Classes will be taught by MATC culinary arts instructors. Students will earn one college credit upon successful completion of the class. Students will learn culinary terminology; how to handle food in compliance with health department sanitation guidelines and regulations; comparison of mother sauces; use of kitchen tools; and preparation of starches, vegetables, meats and eggs.

Written permission from a parent is required, and applicants and their parent must attend a mandatory orientation session from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 14 at the Oak Creek campus.

Applicants may indicate a preference for which session they would like to attend.

For information and to obtain a permission and class registration form, call (414) 297-7334 or email

Ryan's mobile office travels to communities

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's mobile office will visit communities across Wisconsin's 1st District.

At each stop, a staff member of Ryan's office will meet with residents to discuss concerns or questions they have about federal issues and government agencies.

On June 12, July 2 and Aug. 22, Ryan's mobile office will be at the Oak Creek Police Department, 301 W. Ryan Road, from 9 to 10 a.m.; the Franklin Police Department, 9455 W. Loomis Road, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; the Greendale Safety Center, 5911 W. Grange Ave., from noon to 1 p.m.

Meetings will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. June 20 and July 11 in the parking lot at Hales Corners Village Hall, 5635 S. New Berlin Road.

For information, call (888) 909-7926 or visit

Community center hosts outdoor rummages

Oak Creek — Vendors may register for the Oak Creek Community Center Saturday outdoor rummages, to be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8, 22, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 7, 21 and Oct. 5 at the center, 8580 S. Howell Ave.

The cost is $20 per date.

For information, call (414) 768-5840.

Hales Corners library sponsors book discussions

Hales Corners — The Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St., hosts a variety of book clubs.

For information, call (414) 529-6150, Ext. 10, or visit

The Tuesday evening book group will discuss "The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. June 11. No registration is required for this peer-led book discussion group. To reserve a copy of the book, speak with a librarian, visit or call (414) 529-6150.

The Forest Ridge book group will discuss "The Shoemaker's Wife" by Andrea Trigiani from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 11. No registration is required for this librarian-led discussion group that meets at the Forest Ridge Senior Residence. To reserve a copy of the book, call (414) 529-6150, Ext. 15.

Summer reading program kicks off with ice cream

Hales Corners — The Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St., will kick off its summer reading program with an ice cream social from 1 to 3 p.m. June 10.

Attendees will have a chance to sign up for a reading club. Face painting and T-shirt decorating (bring your own) will be featured. Ice cream sundaes will be sold for $3.

All proceeds will support the library's summer reading program.

For information, call (414) 529-6150, Ext. 10, or visit

Beat the heat by taking in a movie at the library

Hales Corners — "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" will be shown at 2 p.m. June 11 at the Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St. The film is rated PG-13.

Refreshments will be sold before the movies start. Admission is free.

Other movies on tap this season:

· "Les Misérables," PG-13, 2 p.m. June 12

· "Wreck-It Ralph," PG, 2 p.m. June 14

· "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," PG, 2 p.m. June 21

· "Silver Linings Playbook," R, 2 p.m. June 26

· "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises," PG-13, 2 p.m. June 25

· "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days," PG, 2 p.m. June 28

For information, call (414) 529-6150, Ext. 10, or visit

Wide-a-Wake Wednesdays offer fun for the family

Hales Corners — The Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St. presents free Wide-a-Wake Wednesday family friendly sessions.

The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center will present Reptiles and Amphibians at 10:30 a.m. June 12.

Hoffer's Tropic Life Pets will present Amazing Animal Adventures at 10:30 a.m. June 19.

WildCard gymnastics will present Olympic Dreams, an Olympic-style show with gymnasts in kindergarten through high school, at 10:30 a.m. June 26.

All programs take place in the Hunt Room.

For information, call (414) 529-6150, Ext. 10, or visit

Kids can practice drawing skills with local artist

Hales Corners — Local artist Kristin Gjerdset will present I Can Draw Junior at the Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St., from 2 to 3:30 p.m. June 13. She will bring Junior, a Galah rose-breasted cockatiel, for participants going into first through sixth grades to meet and draw.

She will lead I Can Draw Cartoons from 2 to 3:30 p.m. June 27.

For information, call (414) 529-6150, Ext. 10, or visit

Brush up on bike riding as summer gets under way

Hales Corners — Wheel and Sprocket will present Get Smart: Bike ABCs for kids who will enter first through sixth grade in the fall.

The program is at 2 p.m. June 18 at Wheel and Sprocket, 5722 S. 108th St.

Admission is free.

The Hales Corners Library sponsors this event.

Andrea Lochen to read from her new novel June 19

Hales Corners — Local author Andrea Lochen will speak from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 19 at the Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St.

She will read excerpts from her new novel, "The Repeat Year," as well as discuss her writing process and how she became a published author.

Admission is free.

Books will be available for purchase.

Group holds run/walk to support MADACC

Friends of Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission will host its first Modern Woodmen of America Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC on June 22 at Hart Park, 7300 W. Chestnut St.

Attendees can participate in the competitive, chip-timed 5K run (for people only) at 9:30 a.m., chip-timed 5K run (for people and their dogs) at 9:45 a.m. or one- or two-mile walks (for people and their dogs) at 10 a.m.

All paid registered runners and walkers of the event will receive a goody bag. Medals will be awarded to the overall male and female 5K finishers, plus the top finisher in each of 14 age groups.

Following the run/walk, Central Bark Doggy Day Care and Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists will host Fido Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fido Fest is a free admission event and also will benefit Friends of MADACC. The event will include pet-friendly vendors, adoptable animals, food and a beer tent. Fido Fest will have kid-friendly and canine activities, including agility work, lure coursing, dock-diving demonstrations and pet contests.

Children 13 and younger get in free. Day of registration will be available, but the commemorative T-shirt availability or size is not guaranteed.

Registrants can donate $2 of their registration fee to any of the nonprofit placement partners that have rescued animals from MADACC during registration.

Park Dinner benefits neurological disorder research

Greendale — The Medical College of Wisconsin's Neuroscience Center will present its first Park Dinner for Parkinson's disease and neuroscience research at 4 p.m. June 23.

The event begins at 4 p.m. with trolley rides through Greendale. Cocktail hour begins at 5 p.m. and is followed by dinner at 6 p.m. at Joey Gerard's, 5601 Broad St. A silent auction will be held.

Tickets cost $125 per person. Tables of four and six are available. To register go to and search for "Park Dinner."

For information, call (414) 955-4703 or email

Magic show benefits

two military programs

Oak Creek — Veterans of Foreign Wars-Military Order of Cooties will present The Glen Gerard Magic Show at 2 p.m. July 14 at American Legion Hall, 9327 S. Shepard Ave.

The all-ages show will feature sleight of hand, family-oriented comedy, large stage illusions and audience participation.

Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the door. Children 5 and younger are free. Proceeds will benefit VFW projects, such as Operation Uplink, which provides free calling days for troops, and the Unmet Needs Program, which assists military families.

For tickets, call (262) 250-1234.

Annual basketball tournament benefits scholarship fund

Franklin — DJ's Court Tourney, an annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament that honors former Franklin High School basketball star Christine Rathke, will start at 8:30 a.m. July 27 at Southwood Glen Elementary School, 9090 S. 35th St.

The tournament is suitable for male and female basketball players of all skill levels ages 16 and older. Participants can form teams of three or four players (the fourth player serves as a sub), or sign up for the free agent pool, an option that pairs players without teams.

The entry fee is $60 per team if paid by June 15, $75 per team if paid by July 13 or $90 per team if paid after July 13. The free agent pool costs $20 per person. All proceeds go to the Christine Rathke Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Rathke was killed in a car crash Feb. 16, 2003.

Register at

For information, call (414) 416-2176 or email

Send submissions to at least 14 days prior to the event.


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