Farmers Market opens for season
New Berlin - The New Berlin Farmers Market started May 5.
It 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.
Nationally known pianist performs concert here
New Berlin - Pianist Jim Hendricks intrigued musicians and family members as a child with the uncanny ability to play anything he heard on records and memorize any printed music that came across the piano.
Now as an adult, he is in concert at 7 p.m. May 18, at Peace Lutheran Church, 17651 W. Small Road, New Berlin.
Having performed with such legends as Dave Brubeck, Della Reese and Rita Moreno, he was on tour with the Glen Miller Orchestra when he realized he was not using his talents for what they were intended. Hendricks left the secular music world and focused on Christian music. He has performed more than 1,000 Christian piano concerts in churches all over the country, made 11 piano recordings, and performed on network and cable TV stations.
Law firm to give free bicycle helmets
New Berlin - The law firm of Habush Habush & Rottier will provide free bicycle helmets at Safety Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 in the parking lot of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin New Berlin Clinic, 4855 S. Moorland Road.
Friends to throw wine tasting benefit
Muskego - The Friends of Muskego Public Library will host its Ninth Annual Wine Tasting Event to benefit the library from 7 to 10 p.m. May 19.
Fine wines representing vineyards from around the world will headline the event, which includes a tasting buffet provided by area restaurateurs. Musical entertainment in every room will add to the ambience along with blooming flower baskets which will be available for purchase.
Themed gift baskets will be raffled off with tickets $1 each or six for $5. Winners must be present for the 9:30 p.m. drawing.
Tickets for the Wine Tasting are $30 and are available at the library, W16663 Janesville Road, or via the library's website atwww.ci.muskego.wi.us/library and follow the links or go directly to www.localwineevents.com (to purchase with a credit card) or at Tomczak Chiropractic Office.
For more information, call (262) 971-2101.
Career/Job Fair to bring employers students together
New Berlin - A two-part Career/Job Fair, addressing both students and the community at large, will be held May 23 at New Berlin West Middle/High School field house, 18695 W. Cleveland Ave.
The school district is still encouraging local businesses to participate in the district's first job-related fair, in which employers will be able to meet students and discuss possible employment opportunities related to their business or industry.
All juniors and seniors will participate in the career fair portion of the event from 8 to 11:30 a.m.
The morning Career Fair session will be followed by a ticketed luncheon with Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
The afternoon job fair will be specifically for potential employers to talk with interested candidates. The job fair for students will be from 1 to 3 p.m. and the job fair for the community will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Interested businesses may contact Tim Kujawa atTim.Kujawa@nbexcellence.org or call (262) 789-6338. For more details and to register, visit nbexcellence.org/community/careerjobfair.cfm.
Regency presents display of Civil War, GAR memorabilia
Muskego - The Muskego Regency and the Muskego Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8171 presents a display of original Civil War artifacts from 1861 to 1865 and Grand Army of the Republic memorabilia from 1868 to 1956 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 24 at the Muskego ProHealth Care Regency, S8540 Lodge Blvd., Muskego.
The Civil War display includes weapons, swords, uniforms, photographs and other assorted items used and carried by the soldiers during the war.
The GAR display includes uniforms, hats, medals, photos of Wisconsin Veterans at the reunions long after the war, and other assorted GAR items.
Community to pull together for Memorial Day ceremony
New Berlin - Ament Industrial Truck and Moorland Auto Repair joins the Hoeppner-Horn Bros. VFW Post 5716 and Highland Memorial Park Cemetery to present a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. May 28 at Highland Memorial Park, 14875 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin.
Post 5716 Commander Brian Barker and former commander Don Hermann will speak. Other speakers include Mayor Jack Chiovatero, state Sen. Mary Lazich and state Rep. Mike Kuglitch.
Jackie Kirch will sing the national anthem and Miss New Berlin, Raquel Bruening, leads the Pledge of Allegiance.
Paul Peterson gives A Toast to the Flag and members of the VFW Post perform a rifle salute.
New Berlin Holy Apostles Boy Scout Troop 93 will help direct traffic and hand out programs and flags. There is a balloon release with memorial tags. The New Berlin Veterans Memorial Committee, Ament Industrial Truck and Moorland Auto Repair have donated more than 600 U.S. flags and balloons for the ceremony.
The New Berlin Community Band is performing patriotic music and taps. The event ends with the firing of a cannon.
A shuttle is provided for anyone needing assistance to and from their cars. Those attending should bring chairs for the 45-minute program.
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.
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.
Each session of Story Art, at 10 a.m. Thursdays, 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, for students in, entering or completing grades 6 to 8, 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.
Flea Market, arts, crafts at church sale
New Berlin - A Flea Market, Art and Craft Sale with multiple vendors will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2 at Forest Park Presbyterian Church, 2300 S. Sunnyslope Road.
One vendor will feature a large assortment of tools with fishing equipment.
The church will provide rummage items, plus a food and bake sale to assist the Hope Center of Waukesha.
Glen Park families to hold 'Curtain Call'
New Berlin - Glen Park Elementary School in New Berlin is closing at the end of the school year, but Glen Park families are sending it off in style.
That's why they will hold a Glen Park "Curtain Call" to celebrate happy memories of the school. And they hope that all former students, teachers and families will attend what they are calling a Glen Park reunion and share their stories.
The festivities to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. June 14 feature catered food, a silent auction with proceeds to be used for a Glen Park memory piece for New Berlin, and a student art giveaway.
Senior Citizens Club to celebrate 45th anniversary
New Berlin - The New Berlin Senior Citizens Club is turning 45 and celebrates at its annual summer picnic July 9 at Malone Park, 16400 W. Al Stigler Parkway.
Although the celebration is just for members, anyone can become a member. Stop by the New Berlin Senior Center, 14750 W Cleveland Ave., for more information on the club's activities.
The anniversary picnic theme is Celebrating 45 Years of S'more Senior Fun.
Picnic organizers are working on getting door prize donations for the celebration. More information about donating items to be used as door prizes is available from Marge Reuteman, (262) 785-2725, or Bob or Kathy, (262) 784-2673.
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.
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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