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.
American Legion hosts Armed Forces Day car show
American Legion Post 449, 3245 N. 124th St. in Brookfield, is hosting its annual car show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19, Armed Forces Day.
This year there also will be a dance from 8 to 11:30 p.m. featuring sock hop and oldies music by The Starlites. There is no cover charge to attend either event.
History professor to discuss World War II
The presentation "An American Family During World War II" is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 16 at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.
Richard Haney, a University of Wisconsin-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.
Call (262) 782-4140, Ext. 1, for information.
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 Elm Grove Village Park on Juneau Boulevard.
Village residents are invited to the park to join volunteers and event coordinator, Village Forester Ron Hill, in birding walks and learning about ways to improve backyard bird habitat.
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