Things to Do

May 16, 2012

Geological Society hosts rock and mineral show

The 55th Annual Rock & Gem Show hosted by the Wisconsin Geological Society is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 and 20 at Hart Park's Muellner building, 7300 Chestnut St.

There will be 25 dealers on two floors, club sales, food, door prizes and children's activities. Exhibits cost $3 adults. Children get in free.

Sarah Strong 5K walk/run to benefit scholarship fund

The Sarah Strong 5K Walk/Run benefiting the Sarah Strong Scholarship Fund will be held at 9 a.m. May 19 at Hoyt Park.

The cost is $12 for students and $15 for adults. After the walk there will be games, food, entertainment and silent auctions. Teams of more than eight people qualify for discounted registration fees. Email for information.

Party for the Planet at the Milwaukee County Zoo

During this year's Party for the Planet at the Milwaukee County Zoo, polar bears will take the spotlight to draw attention to their current plight in the wild. As the polar caps melt, the survival of the bears becomes increasingly threatened.

On May 19 and 20 the Party for the Planet, sponsored by American Transmission Company, all are welcome to join in activities designed to highlight how we all can help to preserve the Earth's resources, and in turn, create a better, sustainable environment for the polar bears.

For information, visit

Block Melanoma walk and run seeks teams

The Ann's Hope Foundation will sponsor its eighth annual Block Melanoma 5K run, 3K walk and TEAM CATHY kid's fun run on May 20 at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The run/walk will raise funds and awareness for the fight against melanoma cancer.

Registration for the race begins at 6:45 a.m. The race will start at 8 a.m. for runners, 8:15 a.m. for the kid's fun run, and 9 a.m. for walkers. Participants will run through the Milwaukee County Zoo and receive free parking and zoo admission.

Participants will receive prizes based on the amount of funds they raise. Prizes vary from hats to sun-protective long-sleeve shirts and entry into a grand prize drawing. The details on the grand prize will be provided on the day of the race. Onlookers and participants also can enjoy a children's craft table and free food.

Those interested in participating, volunteering or sponsoring other participants in the race, can register at

Home Improvement Showcase benefits Feeding America

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, one of the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organizations, will again team up with the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council, Inc. and the association's annual Spring Home Improvement Showcase . . . A Tour of Remodeled Homes, scheduled for May 19 and 20.

Spring Showcase attendees can receive $2 off the regular admission price of $7 when they bring two nonperishable food items to the first showcase location they visit. The Spring Home Improvement Showcase is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The showcase allows attendees to visit 23 recently completed remodeling and home improvement projects from Milwaukee/NARI contractors at homes throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

Spring Home Improvement Showcase admission is $4 in advance, and $7 at the door of the projects. Advance tickets can be purchased between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council office, 11815 W. Dearbourn Ave. in Wauwatosa.

For information, visit or call (414) 771-4071.

American Red Cross blood drive scheduled at YMCA

A blood drive is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 22 at the YMCA, 2420 N. 124th St, Wauwatosa

Call 1 (800) 733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

Summer dinosaur exhibit opens at the end of May

Adventure Dinosaur runs from May 26 to Sept. 3 at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

This summer exhibit takes visitors on a prehistoric adventure to uncover many of the dynamic species of dinosaurs Exhibit cost is $2.50.

City hosts Memorial Day to honor veterans

The City of Wauwatosa will honor those who died in service on Memorial Day at 10 a.m. May 28 at Longfellow Middle School, 7600 W. North Ave.

The event features the Wauwatosa Community Band, Mayor Kathy Ehley, and Harvin Abrahamson, a B-17 Crewman during World War II.

In conjunction with the program, an essay contest will be held for Wauwatosa children in grades sixth through eighth. Students must submit original work by 11:59 p.m. May 19 to or Essay Contest, 6324 Upper Parkway North, Wauwatosa, WI 53213.

The essay should be 300-600 words, typed and double-spaced, have a title and include the writer's name, address, school, and phone number of the student on the title page. The title should appear as a heading on each page; no name on any page except the title page.

Boy Scouts to share skills at the Milwaukee County Zoo

Scouting the Zoo is slated for June 2 and 3 at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

The Milwaukee County Council of Boy Scouts will share their skills through special demonstrations and activities.

Club Tap schedules annual corn roast in June

Club Tap's annual corn roast is from noon to 9 p.m. June 2 and 3, with music from 1 to 6 p.m. at 8828 W. North Ave.

Trinity Episcopal Church celebrates 125 years

On June 3, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1717 Church St., welcomes the community to a festive 9:30 a.m. Eucharist, followed by historic tours and an ice cream social in the garden at 11 a.m. in celebration of the church's 125th anniversary.

For information, call (414) 453-4540.

Fox & Branch host Dream Big Family Music Show

Fox & Branch are presenting Summer Kick-Off Day and the Dream Big Family Music Show for all ages from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. June 14 in the Civic Center auditorium, 7725 W. North Ave.

Sing along with Dave Fox and Will Branch as they perform children's favorite music and folk tunes, accompanied by guitar, fiddle, washboard and other instruments.

No registration is required. For information, call (414) 471-8486.


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