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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.

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.

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 in 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” from Friday, April 21, to 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.


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).

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.

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