Tips to be offered on fitness from the neck up
New Berlin - The Alzheimer's Association, in conjunction with the ElderCare Focus Group of Southeastern Wisconsin Inc., will present a free program titled "Maximize Your Memory" from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at the New Berlin Public Library, 15105 Library Lane.
The interactive workshop will offer participants information on the difference between normal age-related memory loss and dementia. Tips and strategies for improving memory will also be shared, along with a discussion on the importance of a brain-healthy lifestyle.
To register, contact Jean Lazarus, (414) 352-1966.
'Puss in Boots' takes to local stage
New Berlin - "Puss in Boots," the classic story of a talking and two-legged-walking cat who outwits and slays the ogre, finds a princess for his master and earns the keys to the Enchanted Castle, will take the form of a play for all ages to be presented at the New Berlin West Performing Arts Center, 18695 W. Cleveland Ave.
The New Berlin West Theater Arts Children's Playhouse will give performances at 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11.
Tickets are $7, general, $5, seniors and students, and $3 for under 12. Performances include dancing, fencing and audience participation.
All-you-can-eat dinner for Eisenhower dance team
New Berlin - The Eisenhower High School Dance Team will hold an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner and raffle from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10 just prior to the boys' varsity basketball game.
The dinner will be catered by That's Amore and will feature spaghetti or mostaccioli with meatballs, Italian salad, garlic bread, dessert and a beverage. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children under 11.
The event will be held at the Eisenhower cafeteria. For information or to purchase tickets, email Francine Klonis at email@example.com or Lori Laseke at firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets will also be available at the door.
A raffle featuring a 2010 Super Bowl XLV Champions Green Bay Packer autographed football also will be held.
Next fish fry set at Holy Apostles
New Berlin - Holy Apostles will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in its gym at 159th Street and National Avenue.
The cost is $9.50 general; $8.50 for seniors; $4.75 for children 5 to 12; and $2.50 for children 4 and younger. A fish and shrimp combo is available for $10.50.
Meals will include baked or breaded cod, parsley potatoes or french fries, coleslaw, applesauce, rye bread, homemade dessert, milk and coffee. (Beer and soda are extra.)
Additional fish fries will be held March 9 and 23 and April 6. For information, contact the parish office at (262) 786-7330.
Greg Koch Trio to give free guitar, drum clinic
New Berlin - Cascio Interstate Music, 13819 W. National Ave., New Berlin, will present the Greg Koch Trio with a live and free interactive guitar and drum clinic/performance at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11 inside the store on Cascio's SoundStage.
The clinic will give musicians a chance to learn and interact with high-quality musical talent and there will be free giveaways and prizes. Seating is limited.
Wine & Beer Tasting to benefit St. Joseph School
Big Bend - St. Joseph Catholic School, Big Bend, will hold its annual wine- and beer-tasting event, St. Joe's Uncorked, at 7 p.m. Feb. 11.
The night will include the wines of Father Domenic Roscioli's Holy Spirits, plus micro brews, hors d'oeuvres, live piano music and door prizes.
Wine and beer experts will be on hand to guide tasters through the sampling while building their tasting skills. Selections will be available for purchase from each vendor.
The event takes place at the church's parish hall, W22650 Milwaukee Ave. Tickets at $30 are available at (262) 662-2832 or by e-mailing email@example.com.
All proceeds will benefit the St. Joseph Catholic School.
Day of fun for people freezin' for a reason
Muskego - The Wisconsin Special Olympics is inviting everyone to be a below zero hero by supporting the Polar Plunge icy swimming session Feb. 12 at Muskego County Park, W20370 Janesville Road.
There are two ways to participate. Those who plunge give a $25 tax-deductible donation. Those who don't can register as "Too Chicken to Plunge" and help raise donations and join a team. They will even get a T-shirt proclaiming "I was Too Chicken to Plunge."
The Muskego Polar Plunge will be from noon to 3 p.m., but most of the water frolicking will be over by 1 p.m. The day will include "Toss Your Boss," heated tents, hot tubs, live music, souvenirs, raffles and concessions provided by Matty's Bar and Grille, 14460 W. College Ave., New Berlin.
A free shuttle bus will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. between the park and Muskego High School, S8750 Racine Ave., as well as from all parking lots inside park.
'Stroke of Insight' seminar to be held
Muskego - ProHealth Care Regency Senior Communities-Muskego, S8540 Lodge Blvd., will host seminar titled "Stroke of Insight," warning about the signs of a stroke, at 3 p.m. Feb. 13.
Sue Fuhrman, stroke coordinator and clinical nurse specialist at ProHealth Care, will discuss ways to care preventively for your heart and brain, recognize the warning signs of stroke, and the F.A.S.T. emergency actions to take if you suspect someone may be having a stroke.
Reservations are being accepted at (262) 679-1699.
Everything you ever wanted to know about valentines
New Berlin - A presentation on vintage Victorian valentines will be given at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Regency-New Berlin, 13750 W. National Ave.
Beverly Fay of Greendale, a member of the National Valentines Collector Association, has collected more than 2,000 rare and historic valentines in the past 20 years. She will present a slide show covering the story of St. Valentine all the way to the present. On display will be her collection of antique handmade valentines.
Reservations may be made at (262) 789-1699.
Muskego library offers various school year programs
Muskego - The Muskego Public Library has new stuff and variations on the old standby, book groups and reading programs, beginning this fall and some lasting throughout the school year.
Information and registration for the following programs can be obtained at the library, W16663 Janesville Road, or by calling the reference desk at (262) 971-2101.
New this fall is Story Art, at 10 a.m. Thursdays. Each session will include stories and an art project. Registration is required.
The library also offers No School Today! Programs, ideas for what to do when Muskego schools are not in session.
Steampunk Book Group - focused on the genres of fantasy, science fiction and new steampunk - is for students in grades 8 to 12. The meetings, from 7 to 8 p.m., is the first Tuesdays of the month through May. This high school group has been popular for 19 years.
Ravenous Readers is back for its 21st year, for students in, entering or completing grades 6 to 8. The group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. on the second Tuesdays of the month October to May.
Books for Steampunk and Ravenous Readers have been purchased by the Friends of the Library. Registration is limited for both groups.
Story time, youth group signups at library
Muskego - Story time signups have begun at the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road.
Lap-sitters Story Time, for children ages 2 and 3 with an adult, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Preschool Pals for children ages 4 to 6 will be at 1 p.m. Wednesdays.
For information, call the reference desk at (262) 971-2101.
Dementia caregivers support group to start
New Berlin - A new caregiver support group sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the New Berlin Public Library, 15105 Library Lane.
A group will provide an open forum for caregivers or family members to voice concerns and ask questions about Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
In addition to the emotional, educational and social support provided, the meetings also will allow participants to develop problem-solving skills.
The support group also is open to all family members and there is no cost to attend.
For information, contact the support group facilitator, Audrey Mecham, at (262) 679-1180.
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