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Fox Point to celebrate Arbor Day

The Fox Point Garden Club will hold an Arbor Day celebration at 3 p.m. Friday, April 28, on the grounds of Stormonth School, 7301 N. Longacre Road.

Fox Point Forester John Gall will oversee the planting of an Autumn Fantasy maple tree. Stormonth Cub Scouts will open the ceremony by presenting the colors and Daisy Scouts will distribute free Techny Arborvitae tree seedlings to all attendees. A representative from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will present the Tree City Flag to Fox Point children. A representative from We Energies will also participate in the celebration.

Deer Run is this weekend

Brown Deer's Deer Run will take to the streets of Brown Deer at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 29.

The 5k/10k run/walk event will start at Village Park, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive. Both the 5k and 10k courses will traverse through residential neighborhoods in Brown Deer.

Online registration ended at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, but same-day registration is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 29 at Village Park. The cost of registration on race day is $30. Checks should be made payable to the Brown Deer Foundation.

Brown Deer club holds rummage sale

The Brown Deer Junior Woman's Club will hold its annual early bird rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the Brown Deer Elementary School gym, 5757 W. Dean Road. Proceeds benefit community programs and Brown Deer schools. Visit browndeerjuniorwomansclub.com for more information.

Bach choir plays River Hills church

The Bach Chamber Choir will perform works ranging from 16th-century composer William Byrd to contemporary works by Brian McLinden, John Rutter and Jean Szymko in a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 7845 N. River Road, River Hills. Tickets are $17 in advance, $18 at the door, $10 for students and a $1 discount for seniors. For tickets and more information, call 414-319-9816.

Stritch presents ‘The Mousetrap’

Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, will present Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” through Sunday, April 30.

The Stritch Performing Arts Center is in the northwest quadrant of the Cardinal Stritch University campus. General admission tickets are $10, but discounts are available for students/seniors and alums. Call the box office at 414-410-4171 for show times and ticket costs or send a note to boxoffice@stritch.edu or purchase tickets online at brownpapertickets.com/profile/1222192.

 

BloodCenter to host blood drives

The BloodCenter of Wisconsin will host two blood drives in the North Shore in May. A blood drive will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at United Methodist Church, 819 E. Silver Spring Drive. A second North Shore blood drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at Fox Point Lutheran Church, 7510 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Anyone 17 or older who is in general good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are also welcome. 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.

Donors can schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-BE-A-HERO or visiting bcw.edu.

Bank holding community shredding day

North Shore Bank, 3970 N. Oakland Ave., is holding its 11th annual community shredding day from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6. The public is invited to visit any of North Shore Bank’s area branches to drop off outdated, personal documents for secure shredding. Community shredding day is free and open to the public and takes place rain or shine.

Paper materials will be accepted at all North Shore Bank branches in metro Milwaukee, but those with large quantities of documents (one or two bags) are encouraged to visit one of three local branches that will have special shredding trucks on site. Those locations are Brookfield, Shorewood and Greendale.

Dominican presents dance performance

Dominican High School presents the 10th annual dance performance production, INSPIRATIONS X May 4-6.

The dance review will cover the last 10 years of dance choreography, enhanced by new sound and light systems. The program will be directed by choreographer Michael Endter.

Tickets are $6 at the door.  All performances start at 7 p.m. at Dominican High School, 120 E. Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay.


Weed-out at Doctors Park 

Doctors Park Friends is organizing a garlic mustard weed-out at Doctors Park from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 13. Interested volunteers should bring work gloves and meet in the parking lot.


Dancers at Whitefish Bay Library

The Ceci Broussard Dancers will perform a dance book story time/dance performance at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 in the program room at Whitefish Bay Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive. The event honors the National Dance Week Foundation's Civic Performance Month.

SIS orchestra presents 'Kidz 'n Konzert'

The Shorewood Intermediate School Orchestra will present "Kidz 'n Konzert" on Sunday, May 7, at Atwater Elementary School, 2100 E. Capitol Drive. The event is open to all ages and the general public.

Pre-concert activities start at 3 p.m. and include crafts, face painting, and an instrument “petting zoo” in which children can see, touch, play and hear string instruments, including violins, violas, cellos and basses.The Shorewood Intermediate School’s 130 orchestra students will perform at 4 p.m. These seventh- and eighth-graders will entertain with a mix of classical and popular music, including “Be Our Guest,” from Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast," “Over the Rainbow” and “Colors of the Wind,” as well as Slavonic dances by Dvorak and Irish fiddle music.  

The audience is invited to bring a blanket to sit on the floor, up close, to “meet” the student orchestra. Conventional seating will also be available. Tickets are $5 per family and can be purchased at the door.

JCC fundraiser brings top chefs to Pfister

The Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center is bringing nearly 40 of Milwaukee's best restaurants, chefs, bakers and caterers together for the annual KidShare fundraising event from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Pfister Hotel. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarship for the programs of the JCC.

Now in its 28th year, the JCC’s signature fundraising event includes an array of fine foods and wines donated by Milwaukee’s restaurant and business community. Guests will be able to eat a variety of foods from popular eateries such as Carnevor, Wolf Peach, Joey Gerard’s, Kil@wat, DanDan, Easy Tyger, Mi-Key’s, La Merenda, Supper, Blu, Indulge, Long Grove Confection, Purple Door Ice Cream, Holey Moley Coffee + Doughnuts and others. The evening also includes silent and live auctions, as well as a raffle, with a wide variety of themed prizes.

Individual tickets for the event are $225 and may be purchased by calling Micki Seinfeld, JCC director of special events, at 414-967-8235 or mseinfeld@jccmilwaukee.org. Various levels of corporate and individual sponsorships are also available.


Memorial Day in Whitefish Bay

Whitefish Bay's third-annual Memorial Day celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, at Armory Park, 1225 E. Henry Clay St.

The ceremony will be an opportunity for veterans to connect with one another and for the community to honor the country’s fallen service members. The event will also give Whitefish Bay families a way to teach children the meaning behind Memorial Day and to witness traditional military customs. Last year's program attracted nearly 800 Whitefish Bay residents and veterans.

For questions regarding the event, contact Dan Carey (dan.carey516@gmail.com) or Sarah Chapman Wilson (sarahchapmanwilson@gmail.com).

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