Things to Do

April 4, 2012

Play Pictionary at game and pot luck night

Pictionary will be the featured game during a game night and a pot luck event scheduled for 4:30 p.m. April 16 at Hart Park Senior Center, 7300 Chestnut St.

Participants should bring a salad or dessert to share. Lasagna, coffee and tea will be provided.

Library hosts parent education program

Learn how to "choose your battles" and keep your children on the right path for success at an educational event presented by Tosa United scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 16 at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7725 W. North Ave.

The speaker is Jeff Wenzler of Pivotal Directions, Inc.

For information, contact Rebecca Huenink at (414) 773-2966.

Monthly concert series features organist

The "third Thursday of the month concert" is titled "Contracts" with Craig Hirschmann performing on the organ.

The concert will take place at 12:15 p.m. April 19 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 7809 Harwood Ave.

Call (414) 258-7831 or visit for information.

Riverkeepers host River Clean Up Day

The Friends of Hart Park Foundation and the Milwaukee Riverkeepers are hosting Menomonee River Clean Up and Revitalization from 9 a.m. to noon April 21.

Volunteers are needed to help plant native species and clean along the Menomonee River at Hart Park. Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. inside in the Muellner Building at Hart Park, 6000 W. River Parkway and should bring gloves and shears. Bags will be supplied.

Visit Milwaukee Riverkeepers at to register.

'Evening of Elegance' benefits children in need

The third annual "An Evening of Elegance" charity gala is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. April 21 at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West, 10499 W. Innovation Drive.

The event raises money for the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin. To date, An Evening of Elegance charitable events have raised more than $100,000 for these organizations. The black tie gala, organized by Eevents out of Milwaukee, features a Chef's Signature Dining experience, where Metro Milwaukee's top restaurants and bakeries prepare signature dishes for the event. The night begins with a wine, cheese and chocolate tasting complimented by passed appetizers. Dinner is followed by a dance. A silent auction with an array of items as well as a spontaneous live auction conducted by Mark Baden, meteorologist of WISN 12, will also take place.

Tickets cost $55 and are available at Elegance Salon & Spa, 2725 S. Calhoun Road in New Berlin. Limited seating is available.

To make a donation, call (262) 785-0880 or email

'4 O'clock Concerts' celebrates Johann Bach

The "4 O'clock Concert" series will continue at 4 p.m. April 22 at the First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa, 1511 Church St., featuring Cornelia Bielke, a local musician.

The event will celebrate the 327th birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, which will be represented by both singers and players including: violinists, cellist, flutist and keyboardist to offer a birthday salute. Included will be the double violin concerto and Bach arias.

For the final concert, the Jason Seed Stringtet will perform on May 6. The Jason Seed group is a quartet that consists of violin, viola, cello and guitar.

Recreation Department presents learning workshops

The Wauwatosa School District Recreation Department will present "Learning Never Ends … An Evening for Adults" featuring a variety of workshops focusing on topics such as remodeling, gardening, photography, healthy aging and cyber self-defense.

Learning Never Ends is scheduled for 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. April 24 at Wauwatosa West High School, 11400 W. Center St. The registration fee of $10 per person includes a choice of two out of 21 classes.

Detailed information about the classes and registration forms for Learning Never Ends are available at and are also included in the Recreation Department's Summer 2012 Activity Guide. Registration forms with credit card information or a check may be mailed or delivered to the Recreation Department at Wauwatosa West High School, 11400 W. Center St., Wauwatosa, WI, 53226 or faxed to (414) 773-2920. For information, call (414) 773-2900 or send an email to


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