Band concerts continue in park
West Allis - The 7 p.m. summer band concerts in Veterans' Memorial Park, 70th Street and National Avenue, will continue with polka music for the rest of the summer.
The list of featured performers is as follows: July 12, Steve Meisner; July 19, Ed Hause; July 26, Keith Gennerman; and Aug. 2, Mike Schneider. Rain dates are Aug. 9 and 16.
Earlier concerts featured rockabilly and country and tunes from the 1950s and '60s.
Lions Club plans charity golf outing
West Allis - The West Allis Central Lions Club will hold its annual charity golf outing July 13 at the Evergreen Country Club in Elkhorn.
The $80 fee includes lunch, a snack, a golf cart and 18 holes of golf, plus the chance to win any of an array of door prizes from golf clubs and gift certificates to small kitchen appliances. The cost is $360 for foursomes.
All proceeds will go to charity, and the cost of participating is tax-deductible.
Nongolfers can come just for lunch for $20.
For information, call Ron Morrison, Lions Club president, at (414) 232-7082.
Lots to do this summer at Greenfield Public Library
Greenfield - The Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., offers summer programming for all ages.
For information on any of the following events, call (414) 321-9595, Ext. 104.
"Evenings of Wonder" at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays continues July 12, as Karl Debelak roars in with his dinosaur program, and July 19 and July 26, with Mr. Mark Library Storyteller.
"Days of Dreaming" at 1:30 p.m. Mondays continues July 16 and July 23, with Mr. Mark Library Storyteller.
The "Can you Imagine?" summer storytime meets at 10:30 a.m. Mondays through July 23 for all ages. Adults must stay with the children during the program. No registration is required.
Free family movies will continue at 2 p.m. Tuesdays throughout July. Snacks will be served. Registration not required. Call or stop by the library for the list of the movies.
Ages 8 to 12 will get to create their own T-shirts, socks or handkerchiefs at 2 p.m. July 18. Kids can create instant psychedelic designs using the library's materials. If they can't bring a light-colored T-shirt, clean pair of socks or white handkerchief, T-shirts will be available to purchase for a small fee.
At 2 p.m. July 25, the library will hold a Just Dance-athon for teens to show off all their best dance moves and compete to become the library's top dancing star. Prizes will be awarded. Registration is not required.
For adults, the library will offer computer help. Librarians will be available to give even the most basic assistance from 9 to 10 a.m. July 18, and Aug. 9 and 29. Sessions are limited to 12 patrons per session. Signups are being accepted at the adult reference desk and at (414) 321-9595 ext. 104.
The library also has an adult book discussion group that meets Wednesday evenings. More information is available atgreenfieldlibrary.org and at (414) 321-9595, Ext.104.
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. July 14 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 Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8.
It will be show time at West Allis Library
West Allis - The West Allis Public Library, 7421 W National Ave., will offer two free shows for all ages on July 17 and 18.
With stories, songs and puppets, Kathy Luck will present "Dream Big-Read!" at 7 p.m. July 17.
The next day, "The Magic of Magic Morgan" with Liliana will be presented at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and at 1 p.m.
Numbers will be available starting an hour before each program at the Children's Information Desk.
Class to focus on infant massage
West Allis - The West Allis Health Department will offer its Loving Touch Infant Massage class from 10 to 11 a.m. July 18 and 19 at its offices, 7120 W. National Ave.
Participants will learn the benefits of infant massage while practicing it.
The fees of $10 for West Allis/West Milwaukee residents or $20 for nonresidents will be collected at the first class. The fees include both days, as well as handouts and surprise giveaways.
Participants should bring a mat or blanket. Infants must be no older than 6 months.
Third Thursday Art Crawl coming to downtown
West Allis - Downtown West Allis businesses will open their doors July 19 for the Third Thursday Art Crawls, during which local artists and musicians showcase 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 include specials at participating bars and restaurants, free refreshments and prizes.
Art crawls also will be held Aug. 16 and Sept. 20.
For information, visitdowntownwestallis.com or contact Emily at (414) 774-2676.
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 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.
Tour to visit five unique gardens
Greenfield - The Greenfield Beautification Committee is sponsoring a tour of five private gardens, most of them open to the public for the first time, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21.
This event will help the Beautification Committee raise funds for community activities such as Arbor Day ceremonies, Landscape Awards and the Holiday Lights contests.
Those on the tour will see unique gardens up-close and talk to owners about the landscapes they have created. University of Wisconsin-Extension Master Gardeners will be present to assist and answer questions.
Back by popular demand from the last tour will be the garden of Bill Radler, a nationally renowned breeder of hybrid rose. Radler has made extensive upgrades to his property since the last tour.
The tour will be held rain or shine and tickets are $10 and available at the recreation department in the Greenfield City Hall, 7325 W. Forest Home Ave., online at gbcinfo.org (via PayPal) or by calling (414) 421-2213.
Tickets on the day of the event will cost $12 and be available at City Hall. More information is available from Joan Stevens, director, (414) 545-3381.
Walk, run or wag for homeless animals
Milwaukee - Friends of Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission will host the first Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC on July 21.
A competitive, professionally timed 5-kilometer run for people only starts at 9:30 a.m. and a 1.5-mile walk for people and their pets begins at 10 a.m. Both the run and walk begin at McKinley Park, 1750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive.
Following the run and walk will be Fido Fest, hosted by Central Bark Doggy Day Care, including pet-friendly vendors and many activities for dogs.
Register for Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC at madaccwalkrun.org. A commemorative Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC T-shirt and a goody bag will be provided to all paid registered runners and walkers. Children 13 and younger attend for free. Medals will be awarded to the top male and female 5K finishers in each of 12 age groups.
Participants can create their own fundraising page. For information, visit active.com/donate/madaccwalkrun.
Proceeds from the event benefit Friends of MADACC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the welfare of Milwaukee County's homeless animals housed at MADACC.
Motorcyclists to hit road to help needy kids
Greenfield - The ATI Foundation will hold its second Cruisin-4-Kids Motorcycle Ride & Celebration on July 21 at House of Harley-Davidson, 6221 W. Layton Ave.
The ride also will be a poker run with cash prizes.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by the first bike-out at 9:30 a.m. and the last poker hand in at 3 p.m.
A post-ride celebration will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. for riders and nonriders alike.
The $10 admission to the festivities will include food from Famous Dave's, live entertainment, kid's area and prizes. Admission to the post-ride celebration is free for riders and passengers.
In addition to the festivities, raffle tickets will be available for the ATI Foundation's annual Harley Raffle. This year's raffle features a Custom Built 2012 Harley-Davidson (Ton-Up Bobber) Iron 883 and cash prizes. Tickets are $20 each, and can be purchased at the event, and at any ATI Physical Therapy location, or at one of the following bike showings through July 13 at ATI Physical Therapy, 4861 S. 27th St. A winner will be drawn on Aug. 25.
Proceeds will go to the ATI Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that helps children with physical impairments who need medical and financial help.
City gets ready for big Night Out
West Allis - This year's edition of National Night Out, a community festival packed with events and information, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. July 23 at the West Allis Farmers Market at 65th Street and National Avenue.
The fun will include DJ music from Eagle Entertainment, clown balloon art and face-painting, a bicycle safety program and free bike helmets (while supplies last), several large inflatables for children and teens, a rock climbing wall, train rides for small children and children's challenge games.
The Fire Department will have its interactive hose spray challenge and the Police Department will display its Harleys, Segways and graffiti-removal pressure washers.
The Health Department will have a health and wellness fair where visitors can not only get information, but speak to a health professional.
The West Allis Police Reserve will again have its popular chicken barbecue starting at 5 p.m. until the food runs out. The cost is $8 for a half-chicken and fixings, and carryouts will be available. Tickets will be sold at the Police Department and at the event starting at 4 p.m.
Other food also will be available.
The major National Night Out sponsor is again the Aurora West Allis Medical Center.
Law firm giving out free bike helmets
West Allis - The law firm of Habush Habush & Rottier will give away bike helmets for children at West Allis National Night Out on July 23.
Seventy children will receive a free helmet on a first-come, first-served basis between 5 and 9 p.m. at the West Allis Farmers Market, 66th Street and National Avenue.
A perfect fit will be ensured by one of the 39 Habush Habush & Rottier staff members who have been trained to offer specialized fittings by Safe Kids USA, an organization dedicated to preventing accidental childhood injury.
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 through 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.
Thousands of years of city's history to be seen
Greenfield - The 1836 and 1856 museum buildings of the Greenfield Historical Society, 5601 West Layton Ave., will be open to visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. July 28.
Hundreds of local items ranging from several thousand-year-old Native American artifacts to household appliances of the 1920s will be on display.
PyraMax Bank hosts blood drive
Greenfield - BloodCenter of Wisconsin will hold a blood drive from 7 to 11:30 a.m. July 31 in the training room of PyraMax Bank, 7001 W. Edgerton Ave.
Visit www.bcw.edu/pyramaxbank or call (877) 232-4376 or (414) 937-6199 to make an appointment. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are also welcome.
Anyone 17 or older who is in general good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate. The entire process takes about an hour. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes birth date.
For information, call (877) 232-4376 or visit bcw.edu.
Library holds its own Olympic events
The Greenfield Public Library will salute the Summer Olympics with its own Library Olympics for youth Aug. 6.
At 1:30 p.m., ages 5 to 8 will compete in fun games at the library, 5310 W. Layton Ave. Ages 9 to 12 will start at 3 p.m.
All youngsters will get to create their own personal flags to post on the library's competitors board. Gold, silver and bronze stars will be awarded.
More information is available atgreenfieldlibrary.org and at (414) 321-9595, Ext.104.
Tuesdays Music in the Park returns for summer
West Allis - As the Community Alliance Against Drugs, in cooperation with the West Allis police, holds Tuesdays Music in the Park this summer, the next event will be Aug. 7 and Aug. 21.
The free events are held at the West Allis police satellite station, 6900 W. National Ave., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pizza and soda is available for a small fee.
For information, call (414) 302-8050.
Library offers prizes for summer reading program
West Allis - The children's Summer Reading Program, "Dream Big, Read!" will run through Aug. 25 at the West Allis Public Library, 7421 W. National Ave.
The program has a suggested age range from preschool through 11 years old.
Participants, who can register in the children's department during library hours, will need to keep track of the library materials read using official forms. By reading library books or magazines, children could earn prizes, which include coupons to the Wisconsin State Fair, the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, a Milwaukee Brewers game, the Milwaukee County Zoo, Discovery World, Festival City Symphony, First Stage Children's Theater, the Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee County parks outdoor pools, Mitchell Park Domes and the Pettit National Ice Center.
Calendar brochures listing summer reading events are available in the children's department. To contact the children's department call (414) 302-8502.
Settlers Weekend features many characters
West Allis - Mountain men, trappers and Civil War re-enactors are part of the Seventh Annual Settlers Weekend, highlighting the history of West Allis prior to 1906.
Sponsored by the West Allis Historical Society, the two-day event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 25 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Historical Society grounds at 84th Street and National Avenue.
The event also will feature food, entertainment, local craftsmen and the 1848 log schoolhouse.
Admission and parking is free. More information is available at (414) 545-7679.
Back to School block party planned
Greenfield - A Whitnall School District Back to School Block Party will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at Whitnall High and Middle schools, 5000 S. 116th St., Greenfield, the day after the grand opening of the football and athletic fields on Sept. 7.
Volunteers are needed for the block party, especially to help with children's games and setup and cleanup.
Sponsors and donations are also being sought.
More information is available firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational lineup already set for fall
West Allis - The West Allis Retired Men's Club has set its 2012-13 roster of speakers for its monthly club meetings.
The educational 9 a.m. breakfast meetings are open to all retired men and women, regardless of where they live. A $3 donation to help offset breakfast is asked.
On Sept. 13 at First Baptist Church, 78th Street and Lapham Avenue, speaker Sam Ballas will present an "Introduction to: Chee-gung Oriental Exercising."
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."
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 email@example.com.
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.
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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