Family Festival at Holy Apostles
New Berlin - Holy Apostles Family Festival will be held June 22-24 at 16000 W. National Ave.
The festival runs from 5 to 10:30 p.m. June 22, with a bake sale from 5 to 8 p.m., a rummage sale and games from 5 to 10 p.m., and rides from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Plum Loco will entertain from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
It continues from 3 to 10:30 p.m. June 23, with a lasagna dinner (new this year) from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., a bake sale from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., crafts from 3 to 9 p.m.; a rummage sale from 3 to 10 p.m., bingo from 6 to 10 p.m., games from 3 to 10 p.m., and rides from 3 to 10:30 p.m. Caught in the Act will entertain from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
The festival's final day includes an outdoor Mass at 11:15 a.m., a Rupena's chicken dinner from 12:15 to 6 p.m., a bake sale will be from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., crafts from 12:15 to 6 p.m., a rummage sale from 12:30 to 6 p.m., bingo from 1 to 6 p.m., games from 1 to 6 p.m., and rides 1 to 6 p.m. Mr. Lucky will entertain from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. A cash raffle drawing will be at 6:15 p.m.
More information is available at (262) 786-7330.
Open house celebrates librarian's 25 years of service
Muskego - To honor children's librarian Penny Halle for 25 years of service that touched young and old alike, the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road, will hold an open house reception from 10 a.m. to noon June 23.
Miss Penny, as she is called, always has something fun going on, such as "creating" snow in summer or kissing a cow, much to the delight of all, library officials note.
Halle began her career at the library on June 10, 1987, as a library clerk and was soon promoted to children's and public services librarian. She provides programming for all ages from infants to teens.
More information is available at (262) 971-2101.
Clown Day Open House at New Berlin Historical Park
New Berlin - The New Berlin Historical Society will hold Clown Day at Historical Park, the first open house event of the season, at 19765 National Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. June 24.
Special activities for the kids will include a visit with Pitter Pattie, the clown. Kids also will get a turn at great grandma's washing machine and enjoy a barrel train ride and other activities.
All the historic buildings will be open. New displays feature yesterday's cameras, a tribute to the 100th Girl Scout anniversary, and the history of the city's police force and former volunteer fire department.
Refreshments will be available, including home-baked goods. More information is available at (262) 643-8855, and atnewberlinhistoricalsociety.org.
Throughout the season, the Historical Society will hold several events at the Historical Park. They will be an Ice Cream Social at 1 p.m. July 15; Historic Day at noon Sept. 9; and Applefest at 1 p.m. Oct. 7.
New concert series kicks off at City Center
New Berlin - The first Concerts at City Center, a free concert series in what New Berlin officials hope will be an annual event, will start June 27 with a performance by Streetlife with Warren Wiegratz.
The band that blends rhythm and blues, smooth jazz and contemporary styles will perform on the green at the New Berlin Library, 15105 Library Lane, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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 second of the two-concert series will be a change of pace, offering the Concord Chamber Orchestra on the green. It will perform at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1.
The concert series sponsor is ProHealth Care Regency Senior Communities.
More information is available at newberlin.org or (262) 786-8610.
Janesville Road to be Jammin' soon
Muskego - Jammin' on Janesville will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. July 5 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.
Jammin' on Janesville will also be held Aug. 3.
First Friday Coffee to be held at library
Muskego - The Friends First Friday Coffee will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 6 at the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road.
More information is available at (262) 971-2100.
Learning Academy to be offered again
Muskego - The Muskego-Norway School District will again provide learner support during summer through its Extended Learning Academy slated for July 9-27.
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.
Teams sought for Relay for Life
West Allis - The American Cancer Society is accepting team registrations for Relay For Life of West Allis/New Berlin.
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.
The Relay for Life of West Allis/New Berlin is from 6 p.m. July 20 to 8 a.m. July 21 at Nathan Hale High School, 11601 West Lincoln Ave., West Allis.
For information or to register, go online toRelayForLife.org or call (800) 227-2345.
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.
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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