Things to Do

Sept. 30, 2013

Melinda Myers leads two garden walks at Boerner

Hales Corners — Melinda Myers will lead two Fall Finale garden walks Oct. 5 at Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive.

There will be an adult garden walk at 10 a.m. and a family walk at 1 p.m.

The afternoon garden walk will feature a scavenger hunt, bark rubbings, leaf prints and a garden activity for the kids to take home and grow.

Attendees who bring a new walk participant will receive a free annual membership to the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens. Proceeds from the series will support the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens' Children's Plant Science and Environmental Education program.

The adult walk is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers; the family walk is $25 per family, up to five people.

For information or to register, call (414) 525-5659.

Community center hosts outdoor rummage sales

Oak Creek — The Oak Creek Community Center hosts Saturday outdoor rummages, to be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the center, 8580 S. Howell Ave.

Nature center hosts Cider Sunday fundraiser

Franklin — Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., will host Cider Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 6.

The $2 admission includes a variety of family-friendly activities, including using a hand-crank cider press and sampling the results, learning how apple butter is made over an open fire and taste-testing the final product, hiking in the woods and listening to the music of the Bluegrass All Stars.

Some make-and-take fall crafts are included with admission, and others have a small materials fee. An assortment of apples will be available for purchase or, for a small fee, for sampling. Other foods will be available for purchase.

General proceeds will support the center's programs.

Parking costs $3 per car.

For information, call (414) 425-8550.

Hales Corners book clubs choose next selections

Hales Corners — The Tuesday evening book group at the Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St., will discuss "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Oct. 8.

No registration is required for this peer-led book discussion group.

The Forest Ridge book group will discuss "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" by Katherine Boo from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 8.

No registration is required for this librarian-led discussion group that meets at the Forest Ridge Senior Residence.

Registration deadline

for bicycle tour looms

Franklin — Registration is open for Bike Through Time, a guided bicycle tour through Whitnall Park, 5879 S. 92 St., and the surrounding Root River Parkway from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 12.

The leisurely paced bike ride will offer frequent stops to discover ancient natural features in the landscape, historic landmarks and wildlife.

All participants are required to provide their own bicycles, helmets and drinking water. The ride is recommended for adults and children age 10 and older. The tour is limited to the first 30 registrants. Registration is required by Oct. 10.

The cost is $10 for a non-Milwaukee County resident, $7 for a Milwaukee County resident and $5 for a child or member of Friends of Wehr. Parking costs $3 per car.

For information or to register, call (414) 425-8550.

Community discussion on bullying slated

Hales Corners — The Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St., and Whitnall School District will address bullying and self-advocacy with a community discussion for teens and parents from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the library, and a showing of the film "Bully" at 2 p.m. Oct. 18.

The film is rated PG-13.

The program is free.

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

St. Matthew School

hosts fish boil

Oak Creek — St. Matthew School, 9329 S. Chicago Road, will host a fish boil from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the cafeteria.

The meal, including boiled potatoes, carrots, onions and fish, will be made outside in big kettles. The meal will include coleslaw, bread, dessert and a beverage.

Advance tickets are available for $9.50 in the parish office; tickets at the door and take-out meals will cost $10. Meals for children 3 to 12 cost $4.

For information, call (414) 762-4200.

School hosts anti-bullying workshop

Greendale — Miss High School America Annie Jorgensen, spokeswoman of Generations Against Bullying, will present an anti-bullying workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at St. Alphonsus School, 6000 W. Loomis Road.

For information, visit

School hosts parent/teacher conferences

Oak Creek — Oak Creek High School, 340 E. Puetz Road, will host its fall parent/teacher conferences from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16.

Teachers will be located in either the auxiliary gym or the cafeteria. Counselors also will be available. Appointments are not necessary.

Childcare will be provided in Room 153. A representative from Reidel Sports will be available for letterman jacket orders and information. The Spirit Club will sell spiritwear.

For information, (414) 768-6210.

Halloween story time offered by local library

Hales Corners — A Halloween story time for children 2 to 5 years old, Halloween in the Cabin, will be held from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Oct. 25 in the W. Ben Hunt Cabin next to the Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St.

Activities will include fall crafts and spooky new tales.

Registration, in person or by phone, will begin Oct. 7. For information, call (414) 529-6150, Ext. 10.

City observes Halloween with trick-or-treating

Franklin — Trick-or-treat hours will be observed from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27.

For information, call (414) 425-7500.

Explore the 'Age of Realism' during library program

Hales Corners — Rita Boehrer will present the lecture "The Age of Realism —Darwin, Disraeli and Bismarck" from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St.

Admission is free.

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

Paranormal researchers to explain their trade

Hales Corners — The Cream City Paranormal Researchers will present a family-friendly, hands-on program about the whys and hows of investigating the paranormal from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St.

Admission is free.

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

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