In Brief: Feb. 5

Feb. 5, 2013

City of Brookfield hosts Arbor Day Writing Contest

The city of Brookfield is hosting an Arbor Day writing contest. This year's theme is "I would plant a tree for …."

The contest is open to city residents of all ages, one entry per person, amateur writers only. Essays, poetry and other types of creative writing are acceptable. Entries must be 350 words or less and must be the submitter's original work. Three winners will be chosen based on creativity and originality. Winners will receive a tree seedling ready for planting. The entry form is available at the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Office, 2000 N. Calhoun Road, and is due along with the entry by April 4. Winners will be notified April 16.

Youth baseball, softball and t-ball registration begins Saturday

Online and in-person registration for youth baseball, softball and t-ball begins Friday at 8 a.m. In-person registration is done at the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Office, 2000 N. Calhoun Road until 10 a.m. Friday, continuing Monday through March 8 during regular business hours. Online registration is recommended, as the department can not guarantee how quickly registrations can be processed. For more information, call (262) 796-6675 or visit

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