Things to Do

July 22, 2013

Swing Nouveau next up in Boerner's concert series

Hales Corners — Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, will present Concerts in the Gardens at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 29.

The concerts are free. Patrons also receive free admission to the gardens after 6 p.m. on concert nights.

The lineup:

· Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound, July 25

· Liam Ford Band, Aug. 1

· Concord Chamber Orchestra, Aug. 8

· Pink Houses, Aug. 15

· Cold Sweat and the Brew City Horns, Aug. 22

· The Jimmys, Aug. 29

The schedule is subject to change. Shows go on, weather permitting.

For information, go to

Nature center hosts Friday night programs

Franklin — Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., will host Fireside Fridays at 7 p.m. July 26 and Aug. 9.

The twilight nature-discovery programs will be followed by a gathering around the fire pit for a campfire treat. The two-hour, family-friendly programs are recommended for people ages 6 and older.

The July 26 program, "Twilight Travelers," will focus on animals that are active during twilight. The Aug. 9 program, "Moons & Meteors," will focus on moon facts and fiction, followed by a nature hike. The Persied meteor shower will be the topic of conversation around the fire pit.

The cost is $8 for Milwaukee County residents 13 and older, $10 for non-Milwaukee County residents 13 and older and $6 for members of Friends of Wehr and children 12 and younger. Parking costs $3 per car.

For information, call (414) 425-8550.

Community Players

to perform at gazebo

Greendale — The Saturday Night Fun on the Green Gazebo Performance Series brings live music to the village. Performances are at 7 p.m. at the gazebo on Broad Street.

· Moonlighters, July 27

· Jackson Dordel Quartet Plus One, Aug. 3

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 $90 per team. 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

American Red Cross holds blood drive at Nucor

Oak Creek — The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. July 30 at Nucor Cold Finish, 7200 S. Sixth St.

A blood donor card, driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

To make an appointment, call (800) 733-2767.

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. Aug. 17, Sept. 7, 21 and Oct. 5 at the center, 8580 S. Howell Ave.

Ryan's mobile office visits communities throughout area

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.

On 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.

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

Send your submissions to or NOW Newspapers, 1741 Dolphin Drive, Ste. A, Waukesha, WI 53186, at least 14 days prior to the event.


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