September Art Crawl slated in downtown West Allis
West Allis - Downtown West Allis businesses will open their doors for the Third Thursday Art Crawl, featuring local artists and musicians performing and selling their work, from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 on Greenfield Avenue between 70th and 76th streets.
New artists have come on board, including a Swap-a-Rama Night at Milwaukee Sewing Machine, where you can bring in your old clothes and use their sewing machines to create something new. Admission is free for artists and art lovers.
The Downtown West Allis Business Improvement District sponsors the Art Crawls.
Different kind of golf outing slated
Greenfield - The Fourth Annual Greenfield Education Foundation Golf Outing Classic and Dinner will be held Sept. 22 at the Muskego Lakes Country Club.
This will be a different kind of golf outing, offering people who don't have time for 18 holes to just play nine. While the 18-holers will start at 9 a.m., the nine-hole golfers will hit the links at 1 p.m.
Non-golfers also are welcome to mingle and stay for dinner and raffle, starting about 4 p.m.
The outing will again feature a trip to Hawaii for a hole-in-one, and other prizes for game hole competitions.
Proceeds benefit students in the Greenfield School District. The cost for nine holes of golf, cart and dinner, is $50 per person. For cost for 18 holes is $70 per person. Those just coming for dinner and the chance to win a raffle prize will pay $30.
A detailed description of the golf outing, a registration form and prize and sponsorship information can found on the district's website.
For more information regarding the event and sponsorship opportunities call (414) 855-2030 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athletic department plans its first golf outing
Greenfield - The Whitnall High School Athletic Department will hold its first Athletic Department Golf Outing at Muskego Lakes Country Club on Sept. 23.
Golfers of all abilities and genders are encouraged to sign up.
The cost is $100 per person, $400 for teams of four, or $30 per person for dinner only.
The cost includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch and dinner, a hole-in-one contest, hole prizes, longest drive, shortest drive, longest putt and closest to the pins.
There also will be a raffle.
More information is available from the high school, (414) 525-8500.
'Tavern Tales' featured at Historical Society event
Greenfield - Reservations are due Sept. 23 for the Greenfield Historical Society's annual dinner, to be held Oct. 10 in the 1927 Dance Hall attached to the American Legion Post 537 building, 9159 W. Beloit Road.
"Tavern Tales from Whiskey Corners: 19th Century Greenfield's Thriving Saloons and the Families That Operated Them" will be the program following the dinner.
Reservation forms may be obtained via email by contacting the historical society email@example.com.
Experts debate key national issues
Greenfield - Health care reform and Medicare will be the topic of the first of three forums sponsored by the Greenfield Listening Debates Alliance that will tackle key issues of the day in an engaging and civil discourse.
All the forums will be from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at the Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave.
The Oct. 1 forum on health care will be followed by a forum on jobs and the economy Oct. 22 and by "Religious and Cultural Diversity and Tolerance" on Nov. 19.
Each forum will feature a moderator and several expert panel members representing a breadth of views. The forums will be governed by several "listening and debating" rules designed to move beyond the heat. Admission will be free and registration is not required.
Video program visits quaint English villages
West Allis - A DVD program featuring a whimsical odyssey across rural England in search of the perfect village will be presented at 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at the West Allis Public Library, 7421 W. National Ave.
Author and broadcaster Nigel Farrell sets off in an old Morris Minor to the picturesque villages of Bosham in Sussex, Lacock in Wiltshire, Drewsteignton in Devon, Finchingfield in Essex and Coneysthorpe in North Yorkshire.
Library offers variety of activities for kids
West Allis - The list of things for little ones to do at the West Allis Library, 7421 W. National Ave., will continue in September.
Half-hour Morning Story Time for children ages 3 through 5 will be presented at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 26. Adults bringing children must stay in the library during the session.
"Happy Endings" Evening Story Time for ages 3 and younger, with an adult companion, will be offered at 6:30 p.m Tuesdays through Sept. 25. Each session will consist of stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and playtime. Pre-registration is required.
Lapsit Story Time for ages 9 months through 23 months will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Mondays through Sept. 24. It includes 20 minutes of stories, fingerplays, rhymes and songs. There is an additional 10 minutes afterwards of playtime. Pre-registration is required.
For more information on any of the programs, call (414) 302-8502.
Confident parenting is goal of national program
West Allis - The registration deadline is Sept. 26 for a course on being a more confident parent and on having fun being a parent to be offered by the West Allis health department.
The course, Love and Logic Parent, will meet from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 3 to Nov. 14 at the West Allis Public Library, 7421 W. National Ave.
The seven-week national parenting program incorporates discussion and videos. Parents will learn to share control, give children choices and communicate to reduce arguing and power struggles. The program is for parents of all ages from toddlers to teens.
The cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple. Checks can be made out to the city of West Allis and mailed to the West Allis Health Department, 7120 W. National Ave., West Allis, WI 53214, or call nurse facilitators Marilyn Matter, (414) 302-8612, or Marsha Wojciechowski, (414) 302-8619, to register.
Car fair benefits Friends of Autism
Greenfield - A NAPA Car Care Fair sponsored by Milwaukee Area NAPA Autocare Association will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at NAPA Greenfield, 4600 S. 108th St., Greenfield, to benefit the Friends of Autism.
The fair will feature door prizes, goodie bags and free vehicle inspections to find ways to improve performance and gas mileage, increase safety and reduce emissions.
Those coming also can get coupons to use at participating dealers.
Magician hopes to make money materialize for shelter
West Allis - Magician Glen Gerard will present a magic show to benefit the Happy Endings No Kill Cat Shelter at 1 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1800 S. 92nd St.
The old-time, family-oriented magic show for all ages will feature comedy, sleight of hand and audience participation. Also featured will be several Las Vegas-style large stage illusions.
Tickets are $6 in advance or $7 at the door. For advance tickets, and information about the feline shelter, contact Happy Endings at (414) 744-3287.
Happy Endings is a nonprofit, no-kill organization founded in 1994 and run solely by volunteers and donations. Its mission is to find permanent homes for feral, stray, abused, neglected, unwanted and critically injured and cats.
Church offers combined dinner, bake sale and raffle
West Allis - Holy Assumption Parish will hold a beef dinner with a cash raffle/basket raffle and bake sale at 1531 S. 71st St., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30.
The dinner will include sides of mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, beets, coleslaw, rolls, coffee, milk and dessert. The cost is $8.50 for ages 13 and older, $4.50 for ages 6 to 12, and free for ages 5 and younger.
The bake sale features homemade items.
The raffles include cash prizes totaling $3,000 and baskets filled with "goodies." The drawing will be at 5 p.m. Sept. 30, but you do not have to be present to win.
Registrations open for preschool, toddler times
West Allis - Registrations are being accepted for October preschool and toddler story times at the West Allis Public Library, 7421 W National Ave.
Half-hour Toddler and Me Story Time for 2-year-olds with a caretaker will be held at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24. The last 10 minutes of each program consists of playtime.
Forty-five-minute Afternoon Story Times for children ages 3 through 5 will be offered at 1 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22, and Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23. Story times will include a craft activity. Adults bringing children must stay in the library during the session.
Forty-five-minute Pre-School Story Time for ages 4 through 6 (not enrolled in kindergarten) will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23. Sessions will include a craft activity. Adults bringing the children must stay in the library during the session.
Registration is required for all three free offerings by either coming to the library in person or by calling (414) 302-8502.
Retired men's club has monthly speakers
West Allis - The West Allis Retired Men's Club presents different speakers at its monthly club 9 a.m. breakfast meetings, open to all retired men and women, regardless of where they live.
On Oct. 11 at Apostle Presbyterian Church, 76th Street and Orchard Avenue, speakers Gary Warren Niebuhr and Ted Hertel Jr. will present "1940s-50s Film Noir," exploring the film genre through video illustrating techniques, styles and stars.
On Nov. 8 at First United Methodist Church, 76th Street and Lapham Avenue, the topic will be "Master Model Builder" with Bob Teska.
On Dec. 13 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 117th Street and Cleveland Avenue, a "Christmas Program" will be led by the Salvation Army, which will accept freewill offerings.
On Jan. 10 at Apostle Presbyterian Church, 76th Street and Orchard Avenue, Joanne Reuss will serve as "Income Tax Consultant."
On Feb. 14 at First United Methodist Church, 76th Street and Lapham Avenue, Ben Yamada will present "World War II Japanese American's USA Memories."
On March 14 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 117th Street and Cleveland Avenue, Pastor Steve Anderson will present "My Walk with Christ."
On April 11 at Apostle Presbyterian Church, 76th Street and Orchard Avenue, Bill Winston will discuss "The Business of Fun."
On May 9 at First United Methodist Church, 76th Street and Lapham Avenue, Cindi Pichler, an Independence First representative, will speak on "Practical Technology Solutions to Make Life Easier."
Finally, on June 13 at First Baptist Church, 78th Street and Lapham Avenue, entertainment/events director Bruce Sullivan will highlight "Wisconsin State Fair Entertainment."
A $3 donation to help offset breakfast is asked.
Local painter featured at library
Greenfield - An exhibit of paintings by local artist Mary Janet Krauska will be at the Greenfield Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., through October.
Krauska who began painting after the age of 50, describes art as poetry of the soul.
Doctors to discuss latest in joint repair, replacement
Greenfield - The Greenfield Health Department and Aurora Advanced Orthopaedics will present a three-part series beginning in October on new techniques and advancements in joint repair and replacements.
People can attend one or all three sessions at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave.
On Oct. 4, Daniel Wiske will present common hand conditions, a discussion about pain, numbness, tingling, or stiffness in the fingers, hands or wrists.
On Oct. 18, Dr. Navjot Kohli will present shoulder problems, including a discussion on the latest treatments and techniques for treating shoulder pain, discomfort and limited mobility.
On Nov. 8, Dr. Steven Anderson will discuss advancements in joint replacement.
Seating is limited. To register, call the Health Department at (414) 329-5275 (press zero) or emailHealthQuest@greenfieldwi.us.
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. Oct. 13 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 Nov. 10 and Dec. 8.
PJ storytime returns to library
Greenfield - Children can come in pajamas and bring pillows, blankets or stuffed animals to the Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., for PJ Storytime at 6 p.m. Oct. 20.
PJ Storytime is held one Saturday a month, after the library is closed. Doors will be unlocked at 5:50 p.m.
Upcoming dates include Nov. 17, Jan. 19, 2013, Feb. 16, March 16, and April 20. Dates will also be listed on the Greenfield Library website, www.greenfieldlibrary.org. For more information, call Library storyteller Mr. Mark at (414) 321-9595, Ext. 108.
Animals to be featured in storytime tales
Greenfield - "Animals on Parade" is the theme for Fall Storytimes at the Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave.
Library storyteller Mr. Mark will feature a new animal in his stories, presented at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Thursdays through the end of November.
Caregivers stay with the children during the program. Register online through the kids tab on the library website, www.greenfieldlibrary.org, or at the library reference desk.
'Tail Waggin' Tutor' helps readers at library
Greenfield - This fall, Greenfield Public Library's "Tail Waggin' Tutor" - a trained, licensed therapy dog named Puzzle - will be on duty at the library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., to help emerging and even reluctant readers.
Through November, children can read to the patient canine volunteer in a fun, relaxing and calm environment. The goal is to give new readers confidence that will enable reading skills to grow.
For an appointment with Puzzle or for more information, call the library at (414) 321-9595, Ext. 104.
Flower-lovers unite in garden committee
West Allis - The West Allis Community Garden Committee welcomes 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.
Business offers free hearing screenings
West Allis - Sonus-Usa Inc. is offering free hearing screenings at its local branch, 2255 S. 108th St.
Appointments may be made at (414) 774-4200.
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