Hockey for Life registrations due
West Allis - The Hockey For Life co-ed adult tournament will be held June 1-3 at the Pettit National Ice Center, bordering State Fair Park.
The event, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, costs $80 per player and includes ice time, referees and a built-in donation to the American Cancer Society.
Players will be divided into teams and each team is guaranteed four games, with the possibility of a championship game. For information, go tohockeyforlifemke.org or call Kathleen Lowery at (414) 935-4780.
5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit family center
West Allis - The Morgan Grove Family Center will hold its first 5K Fun Run/Walk at 10 a.m. June 2 to raise money to continue providing an innovative model of learning by offering academic support for students living at the Morgan Grove apartment complex, 3459 S. 110th St.
Proceeds will go to the Morgan Gove Family Center operating budget.
The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for children, $50 family, including a T-shirt. Checks should be made payable and sent to MGFC/Hoover Elementary School, 12705 W. Euclid Ave., New Berlin, WI 53151.
Kitten, cat adoption event to be Saturday
West Milwaukee - The Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission will host a "Purr-fect Paws" Cat & Kitten Adoption Event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 2 at MADACC, 3839 W. Burnham St.
The adoption event will feature approximately 20 adoptable kittens and cats, plus photos and bios of additional kittens and cats available for adoption but not featured for viewing during the event. Staff and volunteers will be available to share information about the animals' personality and behavior in order to make a good match for interested families.
The adoption fee is $25 for adults, $75 for kittens, or two kittens for $125 and includes age-appropriate vaccinations, spaying/neutering, microchipping, and heartworm, FeLV and flea/worm testing. There is also an additional $12 fee to license a cat over five months old who will live in Milwaukee County. To view some of the adoptable animals, visitfacebook.com/MADACCWI.
Those interested in adopting can "prequalify" by completing an adoption application in advance. If approved, the cat/kitten can be taken home the day of the event. Contact Marissa Saad at email@example.com to obtain a downloadable application, or stop in at MADACC before the event to complete a physical application. MADACC is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.
MADACC works with more than 75 area shelters and rescue groups to place animals into adoption programs. For more information about this event or MADACC, visit madacc.com or call (414) 649-8640.
Historical encampment coming to VA Medical Center
Milwaukee - A Reclaiming Our Heritage historical encampment will be held June 2 and 3 at the Clement Zablocki VA Medical Center, 5000 W. National Ave., Milwaukee.
Now in its 11th year, the free encampment features nearly 2,000 volunteers presenting a "living" history of Wisconsin and America. Visitors can stroll the grounds seeing how life was, from the French explorers to modern times. New this year is a welcoming tent for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.
It begins at 9:30 a.m. June 2 with the flag- raising ceremony, followed by a parade. A Civil War-era band will perform at noon, preceded by the Regimental Volunteer Band of Wisconsin at 11 a.m., and followed by the U.S. Army Ceremonial Band at 1 p.m. Activities continue until 4:30 p.m.
Sunday will begin with 9 a.m. religious service by various faiths, followed by a full schedule of events, including mock Civil War battles, and concluding with a traditional flag-lowering ceremony.
A complete schedule of events is available online atforohmilwaukee.org or by calling (414) 902-5599.
There will be plenty of free parking.
West Allis Ala Carte coming back in June
West Allis - The fifth annual West Allis Ala Carte will close down Greenfield Avenue from 70th to 76th streets and open up the festival season from noon to 6 p.m. June 3.
In addition to a variety of food and local vendors, the lineup includes a variety of entertainment. One of the most popular attractions at is the Music Main Stage, featuring Fat Boy Run at noon and the Steve Cohen /Greg Koch Band (with Jim Liban) later in the day.
Admission and parking is free. The event is sponsored by the Downtown West Allis Business Improvement District.
Parade and walk benefit baby program
West Allis - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare will sponsor a Safe Place for Newborns Baby Parade and Walk on June 3 to mark the 11th anniversary of the Safe Haven Law in Wisconsin.
The two-mile walk will be held to raise awareness and funds for the Safe Place for Newborns Program, which provides women in crisis a safe place to surrender their babies under the Safe Haven Law.
The walk will start at 10 a.m. at the picnic area 5 of Greenfield Park, 2028 S. 124th St. The cost is $25 per adult, $15 for ages 6 to 15, free for 5 and under; or $50 per family (two adults and up to six children).
Registration will be at 8:30 a.m.
Headquartered at St. Joseph Hospital, the Safe Place for Newborns Program was established shortly after enactment of the Safe Haven Law in 2001. The Safe Haven Law allows a parent to safely surrender his or her unharmed newborn up to 72 hours old with any firefighter, police officer, EMT or hospital employee, without fear of prosecution and no questions asked.
To register for the walk or to make a contribution, visit mybabyparade.com. For more information call (414) 447.3198.
Health program is for veggie haters
Greenfield - A program titled "Tips for Veggie Haters" will be presented at 6:30 pm. June 5 in room 105 at Greenfield City Hall, 7325 W. Forest Home Ave.
The program is sponsored by the Greenfield Health Department, Aurora Health Care and the Karen Yontz Women's Cardiac Awareness Center.
The session will provide tips on how to add vegetables to the diet and will detail their benefits, including vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Heather Klug, a registered dietician from the Karen Yontz Center, will be the speaker.
Registration is required and seating is limited. To register, call the Health Department at (414) 329-5275 (press zero) or emailHealthQuest@greenfieldwi.us.
Outdoor Movie Night, bike giveaway slated
West Allis - The Friends of Lafollette Park and the West Allis Community Alliance Against Drugs will host a free outdoor Movie Night at 7 p.m. June 8 at Lafollette Park, 9408 W. Washington St.
This year's movie will be "How to Train your Dragon."
The movie will start at dusk, but a free bike giveaway and other activities, including food and refreshments available for sale, start at 7 p.m.
The audience should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Those bringing a non-perishable food item will be entered into a raffle. For more information, go tofriendsoflafollettepark.org.
Luncheon, style show to be held at church
West Allis - A spring salad luncheon and style show will be held at 11:45 a.m. June 9 at Apostle Presbyterian Church, 1509 S. 76th St.
Reservations may be made with Bonnie, (414) 543-0585.
West Allis Library hosts book sale
West Allis - The next monthly book sale of the Friends of the West Allis Public Library will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9 at the library, 7421 W. National Ave.
The monthly sales offer a broad array of books -including children's books, mysteries, romance, cooking, science fiction, nonfiction, large print books and Westerns - plus records, magazines, CDs, VHS tapes, audio books, cassettes, software, games and puzzles.
Proceeds support the summer reading program and other programming throughout the year and to buy additional resources and equipment for the library.
The Friends encourage donations by bringing materials to the library anytime it's open, although magazines should be brought only on the day of the sales.
Sale dates for the rest of the year are July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8.
Tuesdays Music in the Park returns for summer
West Allis - The Community Alliance Against Drugs, in cooperation with the West Allis police, will once again sponsor Tuesdays Music in the Park, set for June 12 and 26, July 10 and Aug. 7 and 21.
The free events will be held at the West Allis police satellite station, 6900 W. National Ave., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pizza and soda will be available for a small fee.
More information is available at (414) 302-8050.
Pain relief device to be demonstrated
West Allis - Knueppel HealthCare Services, 1444 S. 113th St., will hold an open house June 13 and 14 to demonstrate a new Federal Drug Administration-approved pain relief device, the LaserTouchOne.
The device is noninvasive and nonpharmaceutical.
The open house will be from 1 to 5 p.m. June 13, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14.
Dr. Okky Oei, developer of the device, will provide the demonstrations and answer questions about pain.
Sessions offered for those with chronic conditions
West Allis - The West Allis Health Department and the West Allis Senior Center will offer a six-week workshop, "Living Well with Chronic Conditions."
The free workshop will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 19 to July 24 at the center, 7001 W. National Ave.
Among the workshop goals will be helping people get support, find ways to deal with pain and fatigue, making better nutrition and exercise choices, understanding new treatment choices and learning how to communicate better with doctors and family.
Anyone with a chronic condition can register at (414) 302-8700.
Third Thursday Art Crawl coming to downtown
West Allis - Downtown West Allis businesses will open their doors June 21 for the Third Thursday Art Crawls, featuring local artists and musicians showcasing their work.
The event runs from 5 to 9 p.m. on Greenfield Avenue between 70th and 76th Streets.
Artists will sell their work, too, and the evening will specials at participating bars and restaurants, free refreshments and prizes.
Art Crawls will also be held July 19, Aug. 16 and Sept. 20.
For information, visitdowntownwestallis.com or contact Emily at (414) 774-2676.
All classes reunion planned for former St. Mary's school
West Allis - An all-classes reunion of St. Mary Help of Christians School will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 1800 S. 92nd St., from 5:30 to 11 p.m. June 22.
St. Mary Help of Christians School in West Allis closed several years ago.
The 7 p.m. dinner will be a traditional West Allis fish fry along with chicken plus sides. There will be music and dance after dinner.
The cost is $50 per person. (Registrations were due May 20.) Checks can be made payable to Randy Stimac (noting "St. Mary's Reunion" on the memo line) and mailed to him at 8624 W. Holt Ave., Milwaukee WI 53227. Any funds remaining after expenses will be donated to the Sisters of St. Agnes in Fond du Lac.
An informal gathering will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 21 at Kokopelli's Pub and Grub, 6001 W. Madison St., West Allis.
Teams sought for Relay for Life
West Allis - The American Cancer Society is accepting team registrations for Relay For Life of West Allis/ New Berlin.
Relay For Life events are held as individuals and teams gather at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising before the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at the relay.
Proceeds will be used in the fight against cancer.
The Relay For Life of West Allis/New Berlin will be from 6 p.m. July 20 to 8 a.m. July 21 at Nathan Hale High School, West Allis.
For information or to register, go online toRelayForLife.org or call (800) 227-2345.
Flower-lovers unite in garden committee
West Allis - The West Allis Community Garden Committee would welcome volunteers especially during planting season.
The committee creates and tends school and community gardens in West Allis and West Milwaukee. It meets the first Tuesdays of the month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the West Allis Public Library, 7421 W. National Ave.
More information is available at (414) 870-0554.
Children's immunizations given in evening clinics
West Allis - The West Allis Health Department is scheduling appointments for evening children's immunization clinics.
The clinics are from 4 to 7 p.m. on the second Mondays of the month and the fourth Tuesdays of the month at the department, 7120 W. National Ave. Appointments can be made by calling the department at (414) 302-8600. Childhood immunizations at the Health Department are free.
The department also offers daytime immunization clinics from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays.
Church serving free breakfasts
Greenfield - As a community outreach, the congregation of Christ United Methodist Church, 5200 S. 48th St., serves a Free Community Breakfast on the third Sunday of each month from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
Church feeds hungry with free breakfasts
West Milwaukee - St. John's Lutheran Church, 5500 W Greenfield Ave. , West Milwaukee, has free breakfasts from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursdays.
Everyone is welcome.
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