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Dec. 21, 2012

CAAD plans family friendly New Year's Eve event

West Allis - The West Allis/West Milwaukee Community Alliance Against Drugs will again hold a New Year's Eve Family Night from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Dec. 31 at West Allis Central High School, 8516 W. Lincoln Ave.

The evening will include music, swimming, basketball, volleyball, inflatables, and a large rock-climbing wall.

Clowns will do balloon art and face-painting, and a family friendly movie will be shown in the auditorium. There also will be food and refreshments for a nominal fee.

Admission will be free for CAAD members or $5 per person for ages 4 and older. Nonmembers can join that night for $20 for families and $10 for individuals, good until November 2013.

More information is available at the West Allis crime prevention bureau, (414) 302-8050.

West Allis Library has lots of preschool doings

West Allis - Registrations are being accepted for January preschool and toddler story times at the West Allis Public Library, 7421 W National Ave.

Toddler and Me Story Time for 2-year-olds with a caretaker will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30. The last 10 minutes of each program will consist of playtime with age appropriate toys.

Afternoon Story Times for children ages 3,4 and 5 will be at 1 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28 and Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29. Story times include a craft activity. The adult who brings the child must stay in the library during the session.

Pre-School Story Time for ages 3 through 6 who are not enrolled in kindergarten will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29. Sessions include a craft activity. The adult who brings the child must stay in the library during the session.

All the programs are free to Milwaukee County residents. Registrations required in person or by calling (414) 302-8502.

Retired men's club presents 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 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 the cost is asked.

Leisure Timers set travel, music programs

West Allis - The West Allis Public Library, 7421 W National Ave., is offering some new Leisure Timers programs in 2013 for those who want to start their week on the second and fourth Mondays of the month with a fun and relaxing activity.

The Leisure Timers program is designed for adults who enjoy both live presentations and films about various subjects of interest, including travel and history. Presentations begin at 10 a.m. and last about an hour.

The upcoming schedule for the first part of 2013 is:

Jan. 14: Phyllis Gorell presents "Scotland: Highlands and Islands" (slides)

Jan. 28: Dale Kuntz presents "Remembering WWII: Songs and Movie Stars of the War Years" (musical clips on 16mm film)

Feb. 11: Peter Lee and Karen Levy present "Soaring Peaks, Grasslands, and Bison Bones: Souvenirs of a Road Trip Across the American West" (slides)

Feb. 25: Ed Janus, author of the book Creating Dairyland, presents "The Remarkable Story of Dairying in Wisconsin: Historical Pictures" (slides)

March 11: "Green Paradise: South America--Chile" (DVD)

March 25: "Bill's Excellent Adventure to National Parks of Southern Utah" (slides)

April 8: Jane Stoltz presents "Free Wheeling: Travel by Bicycle to Various Areas of the U.S." (talk / slides)

April 22: Harriet Pfersch and Mark Steckhahn present "Hawaii: A Glimpse of the Past and the Future" (slides)

May 13: Railways of Italy (DVD)

June 10: Robin Russell presents "A Personal Testimony of Climbing to the Mount Shasta Summit, plus a Short History of John Muir's Similar Climb(s)" (talk / slides)

June 24: Paris, France: The City of Magic (DVD).

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. Jan. 19.

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 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.

West Allis Players present Children's Series

West Allis - The West Allis Players will present a Children's Series, hourlong shows are performed at Nathan Hale High School, 11601 W. Lincoln Ave.

The next in the series will be "The Princess and the Pea," to be presented at 2 p.m. Jan. 20.

For more information on the season, visit waplayers.org.

Rummage-A-Rama continues at State Fair Park

West Allis - Rummage-A-Rama will continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at the State Fair Park Wisconsin Products Pavilion.

Rummage-A-Rama is a collective rummage sale consisting of individual rummage sales and local and regional exhibitors.

Admission is $4, but patrons who donate two nonperishable food items for Hunger Task Force will get in for $2. (Since its return in 2009, Rummage-A-Rama has collected more than 62,000 pounds of food through this promotion.) Ages 12 and younger are admitted free.

Parking also will be free in the north lot at the Pettit National Ice Center via Gate 6. However, closer parking is available within the park for $5 via Gate 5 off 84th Street.

For more information and a schedule of other show dates, visit Rummage-A-Rama.com.

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 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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