Learn how to live clutter-free with kids
Clutter coach Kathi Miller is hosting a free program to teach adults how to live clutter-free with children. The program is scheduled for 10 a.m. April 28 in the community room at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.
Registration is requested, but not required. Contact the Adult Reference Desk at (262) 782-4140, Ext. 1, with questions or to register.
Linda Eder returns to the Wilson Center
Singer Linda Eder will return to the Wilson Center at 8 p.m. April 28.
Eder's career soared after she appeared on Star Search in 1987, where she won for an unprecedented 12 consecutive weeks. She also held the leading role on Broadway as Lucy Harris in Jekyll & Hyde.
Tickets cost between $29 and $57. Visit Wilson-center.com to purchase tickets.
Waukesha County hosts drug collection day
The next Waukesha County prescription drug collection will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at the Brookfield Recycling Center, 19700 Riverview Drive.
Junior Guild plans annual fundraiser
The Elm Grove Junior Guild's annual auction, "Wines, Vines, & Good Times," is slated for 6 p.m. April 28 at the Westmoor Country Club, 400 S. Moorland Road.
The Elm Grove Junior Guild donated more than $27,000 to the village of Elm Grove and several Milwaukee- and Waukesha area charity organizations through the proceeds of last year's auction, the guild's only fundraiser, and is looking to continue making a strong impact within the community.
Ticket and sponsorship information can be found at ElmGroveJuniorGuild.org.
Master gardener to host presentation at library
The Friends of the Brookfield Library will host a garden talk by Brookfield resident and Master Gardender Jeff Trader from 7 to 8 p.m. April 30 at the library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.
Trader's gardens grace the Canterbury Hill subdivision and were recently featured in several garden walks. Their gardens show an amazing array of perennials, water features, and spots for quiet reflection. The presentation will include a slide show of the gardens. He will also address how to start a flower garden, choose perennials that thrive in Wisconsin, and share ideas for planning garden beds and deterring deer. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.
Story of Junie B. Jones brought to life in musical
Follow the adventures of outspoken and precocious Junie B. Jones as she records the story of her life in her "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal," which will be brought to life by TheatreworksUSA at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. May 1 at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive.
This is a colorful musical about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, the annual kickball tournament, and other first-grade angst-ridden situations. Based on four volumes in the Junie B. Jones series of books by Barbara Park.
Single tickets are $7 per person or $6 per person for groups of 10 or more.
Call the box office at (262) 781-9520 to order tickets.
Woman's Club plans annual art festival
The Elm Grove Woman's Club invites art lovers everywhere to the 51st Annual Grove Art Festival, a juried art show, that will be held May 4 through 6 at the Elm Grove Woman's Club, 13885 Watertown Plank Road.
Featuring over 29 artists from Wisconsin, the show will feature original art for sale in a wide range of mediums: watercolor, photography, glass, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media, garden art and wearable art. In addition, pots and hanging baskets filled with flowering plants will be sold.
The festival opens with a preview night that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. May 4 at the woman's club, featuring complimentary wine and appetizers. The cost to attend preview night is $10 per person or two for $15. For reservations, call (262) 782-8297. On May 5, the festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 6 and is open to the public. The cost to attend is $4.
The Dooryard Gallery hosts artist reception
The Dooryard Gallery of Elm Grove, 890 Elm Grove Road, presents "Vanishing Point," mixed-media textile constructions by Karen Goetzinger, from May 5 through June 2.
There is an artist reception slated for 1 to 4 p.m. May 5.
For information, call (272) 780-8778 or visit DooryardGallery.com.
Civil War re-enactment slated for May
Learn what it was like to live during the Civil War by visiting the 17th annual Civil War Encampment at the Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum, 1075 Pilgrim Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 and May 6.
Confederate and Union soldier re-enactors will camp overnight on the museum grounds, re-enact a skirmish and give an artillery demonstration.
Visitors can tour the inn, listen to period music and stories and play games from the 1860s. Handmade goods and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Admission is $5 per adult and $2 per child, or $12 per family.
For information, visit the Elmbrook Historical Society's website, ElmbrookHistoricalSociety.org.
Brookfield library offers mind health workshop
The Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, will present "Living Mindfully - The Present Is Joy" at 6:30 p.m. May 8.
In this informative and free workshop, participants will learn daily practices to embrace the present moment and relish the joy of living mindfully. The workshop will be presented by Midge Miles, a narrative consultant who assists individuals and organizations in the process of re-creating their stories to experience greater healing and wholeness in life.
Registration is requested, but not required. Contact the adult reference desk at (262) 782-4140, Ext. 1, with questions or to register.
Garlic mustard weed-out event set in Brookfield
Garlic mustard is an invasive weed introduced on the U.S. East Coast by early settlers for its alleged medicinal and cooking qualities. It has spread across the country and is now found in great quantity in Wisconsin, including the city of Brookfield. It spreads rapidly, overtaking wildflowers and native tree and shrub seedlings.
There will be a garlic mustard pull and buckthorn removal day, from 9 a.m. to noon May 12 at Mary Knoll Park, 615 S. Sunnyslope Road. Any interested individuals should meet at the tennis courts.
To register, call the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Office at (262) 796-6675. Registration is not mandatory, but requested.
Bring gloves and wear outdoor apparel.
Elm Grove celebrates Migratory Bird Day
The second annual International Migratory Bird Day celebration will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon May 12 at the Elm Grove Village Park on Juneau Blvd. Village residents are invited to the park to join volunteers and event coordinator, Village Forester Ron Hill, to enjoy birding walks, and learn about ways to improve back yard bird habitat.
History professor to discuss World War II
"An American Family During World War II" presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 16 at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.
Richard Haney, a UW-Whitewater history professor and author of "When is Daddy Coming Home?" will explore the impact of war on his family, weaving together his own memories with his parents' wartime letters and his mother's recollections. He will also illuminate life on the home front in small-town America during World War II. Call (262) 782-4140, ext. 1 for information.
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