Hales Corners Library hosts a variety of activities
Hales Corners - The Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St., hosts a variety of activities.
For information, call (414) 529-6150, Ext. 10, or visit HalesCornersLibrary.org.
The library's annual used book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20. A preview night will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. April 19 for Friends of the Library members and Hales Corners residents with proof of residency. Any books leftover will be sold for $5 a bag from noon to 3 p.m. April 21. All proceeds will support the library's summer reading programs.
Preschool Story Time will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. April 10, 17 and 24 for children 2 to 3 and 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. April 9, 16 and 23 for children 3 to 5. The story times will include stories, songs and crafts. In-person registration is required.
Book Buddies will be held from 4 to 4:45 p.m. April 11 and 25 for students in 5-year-old kindergarten through third grade. Participants will tell stories and do a themed craft or activity. In-person registration is required.
Snack Attackers will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. April 18 for students in grades four to six.
Participants will talk about their favorite books, munch on snacks and do art or an activity. In- person registration is required.
Toddler Playgroup will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. April 12 and 26. Parents and caregivers with their children are invited to this opportunity to share ideas, have fun and make friends with other parents and caregivers from the community while the children play. No registration needed.
The Tuesday evening book group will discuss "The Known World" by Edward P. Jones from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. April 9. No registration is required for this peer-led book discussion group. To reserve a copy of the book, speak with a librarian, visit countycat.mcfls.org or call (414) 529-6150.
The Forest Ridge book group will discuss "Calico Joe" by John Grisham from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 9. No registration is required for this librarian-led discussion group that meets at the Forest Ridge Senior Residence. To reserve a copy of the book, call (414) 529-6150, Ext. 15.
Homebound Delivery Service is available for Hales Corners residents who live at home and are physically unable to come to the library. The service is free.
Kids can learn how to fish at local park
Greendale - A free fishing clinics for kids will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at Scout Lake Park, 5902 W. Loomis Road.
Children 15 and younger will learn how to identify fish, tie knots and use equipment. Fishing techniques and safety also will be taught. Children 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Clinics will begin every hour; the last clinic will start at 2 p.m.
A limited number of rods and reels will be available for clinic use by children without equipment.
Groups of 20 or more should call prior to attending the program.
For information, call (414) 263-8614 or (414) 263-8494.
MATC students provide free tax preparation help
Oak Creek - Taxpayers with a family income of $51,000 or less are eligible for free help preparing their basic personal income tax returns from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through April 13 at Milwaukee Area Technical College's Oak Creek Campus, 6665 S. Howell Ave.
MATC accounting students provide the service in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. All returns are e-filed.
Participants should enter the atrium on the lower level of the A Building, next to the cafeteria, and bring wage and earnings statements (W-2 forms); bank interest statements (1099 forms); a copy of last year's income tax return; photo identification; receipts for property taxes paid; certificate for rent paid (signed by landlord); Social Security cards for all individuals to be listed on return; Social Security number or tax ID number for providers of child care; other relevant information about earnings and expenses; and bank routing number and account number (preferably using a canceled check) for deposit information.
Taxpayers filing a joint return must both be present when the returns are prepared.
For information, call (414) 571-4757.
Salon holds annual Cuts 4 a Cause fundraiser
Greendale - Roots Salon, 5711 Broad St., will host the sixth annual Cuts 4 a Cause from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14.
Stylists will give free haircuts for a $20 minimum donation to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin or Penfield's Children Center. Girls Scouts who participate will receive a special badge. Donations of 6 or more inches of hair will earn a free one-hour cut and style transformation. Hair donations will benefit Wigs for Kids and Locks of Love.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edible Book Festival on tap at library
Franklin - The Franklin Public Library is asking residents to literally digest what they read for its annual Edible Book Festival that will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. April 17 at the library, 9151 W. Loomis Road.
The annual family-friendly event invites community members from across southeast Wisconsin to create an edible entry inspired by a book. The creations will be exhibited, documented, judged and finally consumed.
Some of the categories include People's Choice, Most Resembles a Physical Book, Funniest/Punniest and Most Nutritious.
In the past, entries have depicted everything from the "Grapes of Wrath" to the "Hunger Games" and "Green Eggs and Ham."
The festival is free to enter, however donations for local food pantries will be accepted at the event. You can pick up an entry form at the library, or download it on the library's website at mcfls.org/franklin.
For information, call Karen Grochowski at (414) 425-8214.
Library holds children's items consignment sale
Franklin - Friends of the Franklin Public Library will hold a children's items consignment sale from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. April 20 at the library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, and in the City Hall Community Room, 9229 W. Loomis Road.
During the first half of the event, items will be full price. A half-price sale will be held in the afternoon.
The sale will include all children's items: clothing from infant to size 20, including junior sizes; outerwear and accessories; shoes/boots; costumes/dress-up; maternity items; furniture; toys; games; outdoor/sports equipment and car seats/strollers.
The sale will benefit the children's and young adults' area of the library.
For information, email
Library hosts The Cooking Mom
Franklin - The Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, will host cookbook author Amy Hanten at 6 p.m. April 24.
Hanten will talk about her mission to get families back to the table, give tips to make it happen and demonstrate some spring recipes from her cookbooks. Samples will be available after the program.
Hanten will sell and sign her cookbooks, "The Cooking Mom" and "The Cooking Mom Cooks Up Memories," beginning at 5:30 p.m. until the time of the program.
Registration is required.
To register, call (414) 425-8214 or visit FranklinPublicLibrary.org.
City gives away free trees, seeks clean-up volunteers
Franklin - The 14th annual Arbor Day Celebration and 12th annual Citywide Clean-Up will be held from 10 a.m. to noon April 27.
The Environmental Commission will distribute trees on a first-come, first-serve basis to Franklin residents - one per child or one per family - outside the Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road.
As part of the Great American Cleanup Day, city sponsors will have trash pickup bags available at the library. Volunteers should bring their own gloves. All participants will receive a token of appreciation the day of the event.
Participants are asked to register by calling (414) 425-2592 or in-person at the library between 10 a.m. and noon April 27.
For information, visit KGMB.org.
Students provide preschool experience
Franklin - Franklin High School Child Development II students will offer a preschool experience from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 30, May 2, 6, 10 and 14 and 9:30 to 11 a.m. May 1, 3, 7, 9 and 13 at the school, 8222 S. 51 St.
The experience is for children between 3 1/2 and 5 years old and will include a midmorning snack and light lunch, free play, large and small group activities, and story time.
The cost is $40.
To register, call (414) 817-3628 or email email@example.com.
Deadline to purchase Brewers, tailgate tickets looms
Greendale - As part of the village's 75th anniversary celebration, the Greendale Chamber of Commerce will host a communitywide tailgate party at Greendale High School followed by transportation to Miller Park to see the Milwaukee Brewers take on the St. Louis Cardinals on May 5.
The tailgate party will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the school, 6801 Southway, and will be held rain or shine. Following the party, fans will board school buses and arrive at Miller Park in time for the Brewers game beginning at 1:10 p.m.
The deadline to purchase Brewers tickets is April 5. Tickets are $20 each and can be obtained online only atgreendalechamber.com, greendale.org,www.greendale.k12.wi.us andgreendalecelebrations.org.
The deadline to purchase tailgate tickets is April 26. Tickets are $5 each and include choice of sandwich, side salads, chips, cookie and a soft drink. Tickets are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday to Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Greendale Park and Recreation Department located in the Greendale Public Library, 5647 Broad St. Cash or checks made payable to the Greendale Chamber of Commerce will be accepted.
The cost of transportation from the school to Miller Park will be provided by the chamber. Due to state law, children younger than 3 are not permitted to ride on the bus. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
For information, call (414) 423-2790.
Myers presents gardening series at Boerner
Hales Corners - Gardening expert, television and radio host, author and Birds & Blooms columnist Melinda Myers will present her Garden Revitalization series from May 15 to Oct. 5 at Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive.
The first workshop, Spring Renewal, will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 15 or May 21. Participants will look at a variety of plants from groundcovers to the towering trees. Form, texture, colorful flowers and emerging leaves will be the focus of this walk.
The second workshop, Sizzling Summer Beauties, will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 17 or July 23. Participants will look at new plant introductions and traditional favorites.
The final workshop, Fall Finale, will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 5. Participants will look at multi-season plants that provide interest to the landscape in fall and beyond.
After the final workshop, the Fall Finale Family Fun Walk will be held at 1 p.m. The cost is $25 per family, up to five people. Participants will explore the touch, sounds and smells of the gardens. The walk includes a scavenger hunt, bark rubbings, leaf prints and a garden activity.
Proceeds from the series will support the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens' Children's Plant Science and Environmental Education programs.
For information or to register, call (414) 525-5659.
Robotics team holds metal recycling drive
Franklin - The Saber Robotics team will hold a metal recycling drive from 8 a.m. to noon May 18 at Franklin High School, 8222 S. 51st St.
Recyclable items include copper, brass, aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron, aluminum cans, aluminum siding, faucets, wires, computers, computer monitors (limit two per vehicle), appliances, gutters, light fixtures and pots and pans. No televisions will be accepted.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (414) 761-0257.
MacDowell Club holds free French concert
Franklin - The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee will hold a free concert, Un Cabaret Classique, at 5 p.m. May 19 at the Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 S. 68th St.
Club members and their guests will sit at tables and enjoy refreshments and diverse selections by MacDowell Club performers plus a special presentation by a children's chorus from the Dover Street and Tippecanoe schools.
For information, visitMacdowellClubMilwaukee.org.
Registration for Wehr summer camps under way
Franklin - Registration is open for the Friends of Wehr Nature Center's 2013 Adventure Summer, Nature Detective and Kid Expeditions camps.
Programming is available for 3- to 5-year-olds with an adult, 6- to 8-year-olds and 9- to 12-year-olds. Camps are held throughout the summer at various times; the first program begins June 15, and the final program is held Aug. 7 and 8. The times vary with each program.
Hands-on discovery and nature hikes side-by-side with professional naturalists are a part of each program experience.
Before- and after-care are available for children attending the Nature Detective and Kid Expeditions camps.
Prices range from $20 for half-day programs up to $200 for full-day, week-long programs. Adventure Summer Camps are held at Ross Lodge in Whitnall Park, 6750 S. 92 St., and Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave.
Call (414) 425-8550 or visit Milwaukee.UWEx.edu/youth/nature-in-the-parks for a registration brochure and information.
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