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Sept. 10, 2012

Club to sell bulbs, seeds and arrangements

Hales Corners - The Hawthorn Garden Club will hold a Garden Treasures sale from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 15 at Stahl-Conrad Homestead, 9724 W. Forest Home Ave.

The club will sell bulbs, flower seeds, bunches of wheat, cattails, dried flowers and dried weeds. There also will be arrangements on wreaths, in baskets and in other containers, plus other natural creations.

For information, call (414) 858-9195.

Association to hold children's toy, clothing resale

Greendale - The Greendale Entertainment Association will hold a fall/winter children's toy and clothing resale from 8 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at Greendale High School, 6801 Southway.

Purses and adult books also will be available. Items will be half-price from noon to 2 p.m.

Admission will be free. For safety reasons, children younger than 12 will not be allowed at the sale until after 10 a.m. Strollers will not be permitted.

For information, email or visit

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Hales Corners Library offers a variety of activities

Hales Corners - The Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St., hosts a variety of activities.

The library will offer Toddler Playgroup for parents and caregivers and their children from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays, through Oct. 19, in the Hunt Room. This is not structured as a story time, but an opportunity to share ideas and advice, have fun and make friends with other parents and caregivers while the children play.

Registration is not necessary for the group. For information, call (414) 529-6150, Ext. 17.

At 2 p.m. Sept. 19, the library will show "The Artist" in the Hunt Room. No registration is necessary; the movie is free and open to the public. Coffee and soda will be sold before the movie starts.

For information, call (414) 529-6150, Ext. 15.

At 2 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17, the library will show "The Hunger Games." The movie is free and open to the public.

Halloween story time in the Hunt Cabin will be from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Oct. 19. Registration for Hales Corners residents will be held Oct. 8. Register in person or by telephone (414) 529-6150. Have your library card available.

Adult Services Librarian Lori Kreis will lead hands-on introductory computer instruction classes. Classes and practice sessions run from 8:45 to 10 a.m. Getting Started on CountyCat and Overdrive for eBooks will be held Sept. 28; Getting Started on Email on Oct. 4, a practice session on Oct. 5, and Getting Started on the Internet, including Facebook on Oct. 12.

Space is limited, so prior registration and a refundable $5 sign-up fee is required. In-person registration starts Sept. 17 and is limited to eight participants for each class.

For information, visit or call (414) 529-6150, Ext. 10.

St. James Parish to host rummage sale

Franklin - St. James Parish, 7219 S. 27 St., will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 and 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 23.

All items are donated; proceeds go to the church.

Parking and admission will be free.

For information, call (414) 761-0480, Ext. 16.

Bicycle retailer collecting gift cards for foundation

Hales Corners - Wheel & Sprocket, 5722 S. 108th St., will collect unused and partially used gift cards for Make-A-Wish Foundation through Oct. 15.

For information, call (414) 529-6600.

Businesses will interview, hire veterans at job fair

Milwaukee - A job fair for military veterans will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 in the auditorium of the Zablocki VA Medical Center, 5000 W. National Ave.

Representatives from 40 businesses will interview and hire veterans at the fair.

For information, call (414) 384-2000.

Boerner events benefit children's programs at gardens

Hales Corners - Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, is set to host a variety of events.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7: AutumnFest

10 a.m. to noon Oct. 20: Melinda Myers' Fall Discovery Walk

1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 20: Melinda Myers' Family Fun Walk

Proceeds support Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens nature-driven, plant science and environmental education for children.

For information, call (414) 525-5650.

College to host Milwaukee Empty Bowls fundraiser

Oak Creek - Milwaukee Area Technical College-Oak Creek Campus, 6665 S. Howell Ave., will host its 14th annual Milwaukee Empty Bowls event from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13.

Attendees will have a choice from a collection of more than 2,000 ceramic bowls handcrafted and donated by local artists, teachers and students. Soups prepared by more than 50 local chefs will be served with bread and other refreshments. Some of the area's top musicians will perform throughout the day.

No registration is required, and a minimum donation of $20 per bowl ($10 for bowls made by children) is requested. Proceeds benefit local food programs.

Milwaukee Empty Bowls also will debut its first ever MEB Cookbook, featuring stories, full-color photos and 65 soup recipes from local restaurants. The cookbook will be available for a $20 donation at the October event or for $25 including shipping online at

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