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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 The public is invited to visit any of North Shore Bank’s area branches to drop off outdated, personal documents for secure shredding.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 will present the 10th annual dance performance production, INSPIRATIONS X from 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.


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.

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.

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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