Congregation Shalom presents documentary on refugee crisis
Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point, will present a Frontline special, “Exodus,” a documentary of the Syrian refugee crisis as told through the eyes of two men’s journeys to the United States from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 11.
Refreshments will be served, and donations are welcome.
For questions, call or text Kerry Quimi at 917-589-8079 or email her at email@example.com(cq).
Senior club going to ‘Jane Eyre’
The Glendale Senior Citizens Club, 2600 W. Mill Road, will attend the Milwaukee Rep’s production of “Jane Eyre” on Wednesday, May 17. Tickets are still available. The bus leaves the upper parking lot of Glen Hills Middle School at 11:20 a.m. for lunch (on your own) at the Kil-O-Watt Restaurant in the Wyndham Complex. The play begins at 1:30 p.m. and concludes around 4 p.m. for return to the school.
The cost of $43 includes ticket, transit and tips.
For reservations, call 414-247-6029.
Historic tour features Glendale
Historic Milwaukee's 36th annual Spaces and Traces is set to take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, in Glendale. This is just the third time that Historic Milwaukee has featured a community outside of the city of Milwaukee. The tour features homes and commercial properties that offer a spectrum of architectural styles from mid-century modern to Cape Cod to bungalow.
Tickets for the community tour are available for purchase at historicmilwaukee.org, at all Colectivo cafes and at Winkies, 629 E. Silver Spring Drive.
Also included in the Spaces and Traces tour ticket this year will be two lectures. At 10 a.m. May 13, historian John Gurda will discuss the historical context of Glendale’s boards and distinctive characteristics within the landscape of Milwaukee County. At 2 p.m., Mid-Century Modern enthusiasts Matt Amman and Eric Strande will give a presentation on the residential work of architects Donald Grieb (Milwaukee Domes), Jordan Miller (Milwaukee Post Office), Abe Tannenbaum, Russell Barr Williamson and others.
Spaces and Traces ticket holders will also have the chance to tour Johnson Controls Corporate and Power Solutions Headquarters on Green Bay Avenue. This tour requires an additional free ticket, which must be booked in advance.
In addition to the nine in-depth home tours, visitors will be invited to tour commercial properties, including the Glendale City Hall, Kletzsch Park Pavilion, Town of Milwaukee Town Hall and Bayshore Place.
Library presents class on Facebook
The Frank L. Weyenberg Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, Mequon, will present a class on Facebook 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18. Learn about Facebook, such as how to get an account and how to use it to connect with family and friends. The class is tailored to people that are new to technology and is hosted in a classroom setting with overheads and visuals.
The class is free and open to the public and no advanced registration is required.
For information, visit the library’s website at www.flwlib.org.
Peltz Center holding blood drive
The Peltz Center of Jewish Life, 2233 W. Mequon Road, Mequon, along with the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, is hosting the fifth annual Zevi Gives Back Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 21.
The blood drive is held in honor of Rabbi Zevi Silver, who passed away in 2013 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Reservations to give blood can be made at bcw.edu/zevigivesback, and the entire community is welcome and encouraged to donate. Walk-ins are also welcome; however, appointments are preferred.
Anyone who is at least 17 years old, weighs a minimum of 110 pounds and is in general good health can donate blood. Donating just 1 pint of blood has the potential to save up to three lives. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate. The entire process takes about an hour, and donors should bring a photo ID that includes birth date.
For information and to make a reservation, visit bcw.edu/zevigivesback.
Senior club going to Brewers game
The Glendale Senior Citizens' Club, 2600 W. Mill Road, will attend the Milwaukee Brewers/Toronto Blue Jays game on Wednesday, May 24, and/or the Thursday, June 22, Milwaukee Brewers/Pittsburgh Pirates game.
The bus leaves the upper parking lot of Glen Hills Middle School at 11 a.m. and noon, respectively, and returns there after the game. The bus discharges and picks up passengers at the handicapped entrance of Miller Park.
The shaded seats are loge boxes along the first-base line. The cost of $35 for each game includes transit, ticket and tips.
Explore the outdoors with activities at SANC
The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Bayside, has activities for all ages. For information, call 414-352-2880.
17th Annual Amphibian Search: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 13
Meet Jim Hyatt at the Southern Kettle Moraine and explore amphibian breeding ponds. He will bring nets and hip waders to search the ponds for frogs and salamanders. A map and directions will be sent upon registration. Registration is required. Cost: adult members, $10, youth members, $6; nonmembers, $11
Raptors in Focus: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 13
Bring your camera for this rare opportunity to photograph SANC’s birds of prey in a wild setting. Keep your photos all to yourself or submit them for consideration for the 2018 Schlitz Audubon Raptor Calendar. Registration is required. Cost: member youth, $15, member adult, $40; nonmember youth, $20, nonmember adults, $50
Fantastic Frogs: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13
Join Education Specialist Shelly Rollins to learn about the frogs that live at SANC and their life cycles. Through stories, activities, and a hike, discover metamorphosis, frog calls and where to find frogs. This program is for families with children up to age 7. An adult must accompany children. Adults are free. Registration is required. Cost: member youth, $15; nonmember youth, $10
Photo Club: 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 17
Photographers of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in monthly hikes. SANC's Cassie Rincon guides participants to locations that offer unique photographic opportunities. Everyone works together to further their art, share photography ideas and capture memories. Participants 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Free with membership or admission.
Citizen Science, Firefly Watch: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 19
Fireflies light up summer nights. Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly difficult to spot these fascinating insects. Learn how to identify and count fireflies in your own backyard for this important yet simple Citizen Science project. Help researchers learn more about our firefly populations, distribution and the environmental factors affecting firefly habitats. This is perfect for families of all ages. Registration is required. Free with membership or admission.