Beer, theology to make for interesting evenings
New Berlin - Theology-on-Tap, a four-part summer speaker series beginning July 12, will address the spiritual needs, questions and interests of young adults in 20s and 30s, married and single.
Sessions will be held on consecutive Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Matty's Bar and Grill, 14460 W. College Ave.
The series continues July 19 ("St. Paul's Message For The 21st Century"), July 26 ("The Church's Role in Today's World" with Archbishop Jerome Listecki) and Aug. 2 ("Too Busy for God?" with Bishop Don Hying).
Admission is and there is no registration. Complimentary beer and soda will be served.
The series is sponsored by the Catholic parishes of St. Clare, St. James, St. Joseph, St. Leonard, St. Martin of Tours, St. Paul, St. Theresa and St. Thomas Aquinas. Participants must be at least 21 years old.
Teams sought for Relay for Life
West Allis - The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of West Allis/New Berlin will be held from 6 p.m. July 20 to 8 a.m. July 21 at Nathan Hale High School, 11601 West Lincoln Ave.
Relay For Life events are held as individuals and teams gather at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising before the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at the relay.
Proceeds will be used in the fight against cancer.
For information or to register, go online toRelayForLife.org or call (800) 227-2345.
Computer class on resumes, job search
Muskego - The Muskego Library, W16663 Janesville Road, will offer a free computer class on building a résumé and online job searching at 11 a.m. July 25.
The class also will cover how to upload résumés to online applications. Students are invited to bring their résumé to class for review by the instructor.
Call (262) 971-2101 to register.
The class will be repeated at 11 a.m. Aug. 22.
Learning Academy to be offered again
Muskego - The Muskego-Norway School District will again provide learner support during summer through its Extended Learning Academy through July 27.
These three weeks of learning opportunities will be held from 8 to 11:20 a.m. weekdays at Mill Valley Elementary School, S6445 Hillendale Drive.
Additional information is available at each school. The courses will include Reader's Workshop, Writer's Workshop, Math Workshop, Exploring with Wood and Paper, Computer Camp, Lego Mindstorms and Looking Good in Print.
Hundreds of motorcyclists ready to ride to Muskego
Muskego - Everyone is welcome to watch 600 to 800 motorcycles roar up to the Tess Corners Fire Department, S6731 Tess Corners Drive, one of the stops on the Ninth Annual Wisconsin State Firefighter Memorial Ride of Remembrance to be held July 28.
Everyone also will be welcome to join the ride, which starts at the House of Harley, 6221 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield, and enters Muskego at North Cape Road and Durham Drive, then right on Princeton Drive, another right onto Janesville Road and then right again onto Tess Corners Drive. The ride is expected to enter Muskego about 12:20 and arrive at the fire station about 12:30 p.m. The riders will be on their way again about 1:30 p.m.
The ride is held by firefighters and emergency medical technicians of Wisconsin to honor the men and women who have fallen in the line of duty. Riders need not be firefighters or EMTs.
The all-day ride will then head to the Stone Bank Fire Department, the Dousman Fire Department, and end at the East Troy Fire Department.
Donations are needed to offset the cost of the ride. All proceeds will go to the Wisconsin State Firefighter Memorial Park in Wisconsin Rapids. More information about donating may be obtained at the Tess Corners Fire Department, (414) 422-9733.
Angels in world topic of summer series
New Berlin - "Angels in the World Today" is the title of a summer series at Our Lord's United Methodist Church, 5000 S. Sunny Slope Road.
The Rev. John Sumwalt, author of "Vision Stories: True Accounts of Visions, Angels & Holy Coincidences," will teach the series that starts July 30 with "The Presence of Angels." He will talk about how people are afraid to tell of their encounters with angels for fear of being ridiculed.
The series will continu Aug. 6 with "Angels: Guardians of Souls" (on whether people have guardian angels) and Aug. 13 with "Angels & the Holy Spirit" (on how God sends the Spirit and heavenly messengers to intervene in the life of the church in critical moments).
All sessions will be at 6:30 p.m. More information is available at (414) 339-0676.
New concert series continues at City Center
New Berlin - The second of Concerts at City Center, a free concert series in what New Berlin officials hope will be an annual event, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1, with a performance by the Concord Chamber Orchestra on the green at the New Berlin Library, 15105 Library Lane.
The audience can bring lawn chairs and blankets to the free outdoor concert. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Sendik's Food Market.
The concert series sponsor is ProHealth Care Regency Senior Communities.
More information is available at newberlin.org or (262) 786-8610.
Two study offerings at Poplar Creek Church
New Berlin - A Bible study based on "The Harbinger" will be taught by Poplar Creek Church pastors John Davis and Dave Gall at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 8 through 29, at the church, 17770 W. Cleveland Ave., New Berlin.
The church also offers a summer seminar on "The Gifts of the Holy Spirit" taught by Davis and Dr. Beth Laurent from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 17 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18. A free-will offering will be taken. The optional course book is $8 and can be ordered at (262) 754-9244.
More information on both these offerings is available by calling the church, (262) 782-1777.
Firefighters to hold charity golf outing
New Berlin - Aug. 1 is the registration deadline for the first charity golf outing held by New Berlin's Professional Firefighters Local 4724.
The outing itself will be Aug. 24 at the New Berlin Hills Golf Course, 13175 W. Graham St.. The $75 cost includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, dinner, prizes and a hole in one contest.
Teams of two or four may enter. For information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janesville Road to be Jammin' soon
Muskego - Jammin' on Janesville will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 3 all along and near Janesville Road from Racine to College avenues.
The free outdoor festival includes bands, activities (including those especially for children) and dollar menu items up and down the street. About 85 businesses will participate in the three-date event, held the first Fridays of June, July and August.
Although Janesville Road will be open, a shuttle will take people to various stops along the route.
The goal is to remind people to patronize Janesville Road businesses during the construction that will widen Janesville Road. The two-year road project started this year.
Muskego Class of '87 holding its 25-year reunion
Muskego - The Muskego High School Class of 1987 will hold its 25-year class reunion on Aug. 4, at Matty's Bar and Grille (Four Seasons Room), 14460 W. College Ave., New Berlin.
The cost is $25 per person (pay at the door). Appetizers and music are from 8 to 11 p.m.
Class of 1987's own Doug Boduch and his band, The Acoustix, will provide the music.
Reservations should be made by July 20 with Terri Drenzek Boyer, (262) 679-3889 or TerriBoyer@wi.rr.com.
Outdoor event for those with disabilities
Muskego - People with disabilities can try trap shooting and fishing, ride a pontoon boat and go to an animal petting zoo as part of an Aug. 5 event offered by the New Berlin Longbeards and the Lakeview Rod & Gun.
A picnic with music and games is also part of the festivities, which run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lakeview Rod & Gun Club, W14401 Schultz Lane, on Big Muskego Lake.
More information is available from Jim Lutzen at (262) 786-4793 or Dale Lutzen at (262) 786-6834 or email@example.com.
New Berlin Historical Park hosts seasonal events
New Berlin - The New Berlin Historical Society will hold two more events at the Historical Park, at 19765 National Ave.
Historic Day will be held noon Sept. 9 and Applefest at 1 p.m. Oct. 7.
More information is available at (262) 643-8855, and atnewberlinhistoricalsociety.org.
Farmers Market open for season
New Berlin - The New Berlin Farmers Market will continue every Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., through the end of October at 16300 W. National Ave., in the police station parking lot.
Story time, youth group sign-ups at library
Muskego - Story time sign-ups 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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