Library needs books, but music, videos, too
Greenfield - The Greenfield Public Library needs gently used books, movies and music for its upcoming used book sale.
Donations will be accepted at the library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., until April 6.
The sale will be April 9 in the library community room. For more information, call the library at (414) 321-9595, Ext. 250.
Spring musical 'Lucky Stiff' to open
Greenfield - "Lucky Stiff," a zany and offbeat murder mystery musical, will be presented by the Whitnall Players at 7:30 p.m. March 10 through March 12 at Whitnall High School, 5000 S. 116th St., Greenfield.
The show, written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to go to Monte Carlo with the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle. Should he succeed in passing Uncle off as alive, Harry stands to inherit $6 million. If not, the money goes to a dog home or to Rita, the gun-toting wife of a casino owner.
Appearing as Harry will be Jacob Streim; as Annabel, Hanna Paruzynski; as Rita, Colleen Jaskulski; as Vinnie, Trevor Lindner; as Luigi, George Giannaras; as Dominique, Kara Walla; and as Uncle Tony, Scott Pegelow.
Police Academy for citizens starting
Greenfield - The Greenfield Police Department will hold the 2011 Greenfield Citizen Police Academy from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays from March 10 to May 12. The class also will meet Saturday, April 9, for firearms training.
Students may participate in a ride-along with an officer and sit in and observe the communication/dispatch center.
variety of topics will be discussed, from an introduction to the Police Department to understanding patrol procedures, state statutes and traffic law, officer survival and use of force, firearms, criminal investigation, evidence collection, crime prevention and police officer requirements. One of the goals is to increase residents' awareness about a police officer's job responsibilities.
For specific information and applications, call Capt. Paul Schlecht, (414) 761-5338, or go to greenfieldpolice.org.
Astaire Studio to hold grand opening party
Greenfield - The newest Fred Astaire Dance Studio will hold a grand opening party from 7 to 10 p.m. March 11.
The business is located at 4868 S. 74th St., in the Greenfield Plaza, two blocks north of Southridge Mall.
As part of the event, there will be social dancing and a floor show featuring Fred Astaire regional professionals.
Admission will be free, but reservations are requested so the proper amount of appetizers will be served.
For information, contact Rick or Vanina Soppa at (414)-281-9191.
Hale to stage 'My Fair Lady'
West Allis - Nathan Hale High School, 11601 W Lincoln Ave., West Allis, will present "My Fair Lady" at 7 p.m. March 11, 12, 18 and 19 and at 2 p.m. March 13.
Admission is $10, or $8 for students, seniors and children. Tickets can be reserved by calling (414) 604-3200 Ext. 6614 or can be purchased at the door.
Community rummage sale to be held at high school
Greenfield - The Greenfield High School student senate will hold a community rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12 in the Greenfield High School cafeteria, 4800 S. 60th St.
Expert angler/TV personality slated to give fishing talk
West Allis - Tom Newbauer, known to public television viewers for his appearances on the program "Outdoor Wisconsin," will give a talk titled "Open water panfishing on local lakes," at 7 p.m. March 14 at Yester Years Pub and Grill, 9427 W. Greenfield Ave.
His talk will include fishing hot areas, baits, equipment and effective techniques. Fishing reports, a fishing equipment raffle, plus hot food and free pool all will be part of the evening.
Admission is $5. More information is available at (414) 476-9055, and from Cliff Schulz, (414) 453-9913.
Story times offered for different age groups
West Allis - The West Allis Public Library children's department is accepting registrations for the March story times.
Preschool storytime for 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds who are not enrolled in kindergarten will be 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, March 15, 22, and 29. Sessions will include a craft activity. Adults bringing children must stay in the library but not necessarily at the sessions. Sessions are free to Milwaukee County residents. Registration is required in person or by calling (414) 302-8502.
Afternoon story times for children ages 3 through 5 will be 1 to 1:45 p.m. Mondays, March 14, 21, and 28, and Tuesdays, March 15, 22, and 29. These story times also include a craft activity and adults bringing children must stay in the library. The story time will be free to Milwaukee County residents and registration is required in person or call (414) 302-8502.
Toddler and Me Story Time for 2-year-olds with a caretaker will be held from 9:30 to 10 a.m. or 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays, March 16, 23 and 30. The last 10 minutes of each program will consist of playtime. Register in person or by calling (414) 302-8502.
Library has how-to class on using CountyCat system
Greenfield - A free class will be offered from 9 to 10 a.m. March 19 at Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., in which can learn to use the CountyCat online catalog to search for materials, request items, review library record, and pay fines.
Registrations are being accepted at the reference desk, (414) 321-9595, Ext. 250.
Wear your pajamas to the library for story time
Greenfield - The Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., has pajama story times at 6 p.m. March 19 and April 16.
Participants can attend in pajamas and bring a pillow, blanket and stuffed animal.
Drop-ins are encouraged, but registration is preferred.
Two local youths to perform at Pabst
Two area young people will perform at the historic Pabst Theater in downtown Milwaukee as part of the cast of the Broadway musical "Hairspray" being presented by Pius XI High School.
Jacquie Haertel of Greenfield and Sam Skogstad of West Allis will appear in the production to be at 7 p.m. March 25 and 26 and at 2 p.m. March 27. Tickets are now on sale and range from $10 to $30. They can be purchased at the Pius XI bookstore either in person or by phone. For additional information or to order tickets, call (414) 290-8151.
"Hairspray" is set in Baltimore in the 1960s and is a social commentary on the injustices of American society then. The musical opened on Broadway in 2002 and won eight Tony Awards.
Red Cross slates blood drive at school
Greenfield - The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. March 29 at Maple Grove Elementary School, 6921 W. Cold Spring Road, Greenfield.
Appointments may be made at 1-800-733-2767.
Books store collecting donations through March 31
Greenfield - Half Price Books, 5032 S. 74th St., is collecting new and gently used children's books for its 13th annual Half Pint Library Book Drive through March 31.
During this six-week program, books will be collected for distribution to families and children in need through local nonprofit and community organizations. Half Price Books will match each book donated during the drive.
For information about Half Price Books, visit hpb.com or call (414) 281-0000.
Spring flea market coming to Knights hall
West Allis - A spring flea market will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 3 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1800 S. 92nd St.
Although it is sponsored by the Depression Era Glass Society of Wisconsin, the sale will have a wide variety of wares.
Admission is $1, but those 12 and under, free.
Fishing experts to teach angling
West Allis - Free fishing instruction for ages 15 years and younger will be offered at Greenfield Park, 2028 S. 124th St., sponsored by the Great Lakes Sports Fishermen and the Milwaukee Casting Club, on April 16.
The clinics will begin every hour from 9 a.m. with the last clinic starting at 2 p.m. Fishing equipment will be available, but young people are asked to bring their own rod and reel, if possible.
For information, call (414) 263-8614.
Organic Arts plans Earth Day concert
Greenfield - Especially for Earth Day, Organic Arts will offer a variety program featuring some favorite environmental performing artists at the Greenfield Performing Arts Center, 4800 S. 60th St., at 2 p.m. April 17.
The program will include Water Wonders with Professor Oops (Dr. Sky Schultz), stories from Eartha the Elf ( Kristia Wildflower), Bluegrass and environmental music by Libra (Linda and Paul Sandersen of the Bluegrass band Pickin' Up Speed) and family sing-alongs with Side By Side (Sandy Lewis and Diane Bloom).
The performing artists of Organic Arts have each spent decades performing for schools, libraries, nature centers, community festivals and elder centers.
Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10, general or $20 for the whole Family. Tickets are available at the box office (414) 855-2419 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local youngsters 'Eating up Good Books'
Greenfield - "Eating Up Good Books" is the theme of the Spring Preschool Storytime at the Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, and at 4 p.m. Thursdays.
The storytime started this week and will run through April 27. For more information, call the library at (414) 321-9595, Ext. 245, or visit the Kids Link on the library website, greenfieldlibrary.org, to register. Adults must stay with the children during storytime.
Also at the library is a display of student art. March is "Student Art Month" and everyone is invited to view the month-long in the library community room, children's library, lobby display case, and on the second floor mezzanine.
Library friends group holds book sales
West Allis - The Friends of the West Allis Public Library will hold book sales from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the library, 7421 W. National Ave.
Greenfield Library hosts book discussion group
Greenfield - The Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., holds a book discussion group from 7 to 8 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month.
To reserve a copy, visit greenfieldlibrary.org or call (414) 321-9595, Ext. 250.
Health Department offers immunization clinics
West Allis - The Health Department, 7120 W. National Ave., will host free walk-in immunization clinics to meet new state laws on children's vaccines.
Clinics are available from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Immunizations are available by appointment from 4 to 7 p.m. the second Monday and fourth Tuesday.
For information, call (414) 302-8600.
Nature day camp accepting registrations
Greenfield - Registrations are being accepted for the Nature in the Parks Adventure day camp, to be held at Greenfield Park, Whitnall Park and other locations.
Children will explore nature side-by-side with naturalists. Spaces are limited. Call (414) 425-8550 or go to milwaukee.uwex.edu/youth/nature-in-the-parks.
The camp is for children ages 3 to 13, with ages divided up. Children ages 3 to 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Prices range from $20 for half-day programs up to $180 for full-day, weeklong programs.
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