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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00


Ozaukee County. All meetings are in the Administration Center, 121 West Main Street, Port Washington, Room A204, unless noted.  Thursday, Oct. 23, Finance Committee, A-200, 8:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 29, Traffic Safety Commission, Justice Center, 10 a.m.

City of Port Washington. All meetings are in City Hall, 100 W. Grand Ave., unless noted.   Thursday, Oct. 23, Plan Commission, 6:30 p.m.

Village of Grafton. All meetings are in Village Hall, 860 Badger Circle, unless noted. Tuesday, Oct. 28, Plan Commission, 6 p.m.

Village of Saukville. All meetings are in Village Hall, 639 E. Green Bay Ave., unless noted. Thursday, Oct. 23, CDA/IRC, 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 28, Public Works, 6:30 p.m.

Village of Belgium. All meetings are in Village Hall, 195 Commerce St., unless noted. Tuesday, Oct. 28, Plan Commission, 7 p.m.

Grafton School District. All meetings are in the Grafton High School library, 1950 Washington Street, unless noted. Monday, Oct. 27, School Board, 6 p.m.


Places to go,
Things to do

Lifetree Cafe will discuss the high cost of living with a lie on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. The discussion features a filmed story of Carol Grever, a woman who discovered after 30 years that her husband had been living a double life. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages will be available. The discussion is at 598 W. Hillcrest Rd. in Saukville.

Ozaukee County Bar Association will be available to help assist individuals completing their Power of Attorney for health care. All documents and assistance will be provided for free. On Thursday, Oct. 23, attorneys will meet at the Mequon-Thiensville Recreation Department from 9 a.m. to noon, on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Port Washington Senior Center from 1 to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Fredonia Fire Station from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Ozaukee County Elder/Adults at Risk Interdisciplinary Team and the Ozaukee County Bar Association.

Ozaukee Master Gardeners will feature guest speaker Kathleen Awe, who will present a program on winterizing gardens, on Thursday, Oct. 23. The 7 p.m. program will be held at the Ozaukee County Administration Building, 121 W. Main St., in Port Washington.

Riveredge Nature Center’s Fall Owl Prowl will take place on Friday, Oct. 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring binoculars and a small flashlight. Reservations are required by visiting, emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (262) 675-6844. The field station is at 3095 Blue Goose Rd. in Saukville.

Gothic History Tours will showcase the dark side of Cedarburg at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25. The 90-minute walking tour through the National Historic District begins and ends at the Cedarburg Cultural Center with visits to Zur Ruhe Cemetery and other mysterious sites. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 on the day of the tour.

Advocates of Ozaukee County will hold a 25th anniversary homecoming dinner, semi-formal dance featuring music by The String Along Band and a silent auction at Memories Ballroom in Port Washington on Friday, Oct. 24. The event is also sponsored by Living Hope Lutheran Church in Saukville. Tickets for the dance only are available for $15 by calling Deb at 483-3351, Kathy at 389-5708 or Julie at 268-0818, or online at Memories is at 1077 Lake Dr.

Washington County Separated, Divorced and Widowed Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Holy Angels School, 230 N. eighth Ave., West Bend. A potluck dinner with games and social time will follow. Use the north entrance on Cedar Street. For information, call Jim at 483-0940.

Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County will hold a volunteer fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Donate personal care items and visit community agency booths. Fox and Branch will perform from 11 to 11:45 a.m. A beer and cheese tasting will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is at Vineyard Community Church, 1597 Hwy. V in Grafton. A $10 donation or bag of personal care items is suggested. For more information, call 377-1616 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church will be the site of “The Un-haunted Hideaway,” a Halloween alternative for kids on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. The free event, for children age 2 to 10, will include music, games, storytelling, a movie and popcorn, crafts, a scavenger hunt and snacks. The event is not a costume party. For more information, call (262) 242-6650 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it The church is at 11313 N. Riverland Rd. in Mequon.

Ozaukee Special Olympics and Ozaukee County Circle of Friends will host a Halloween dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Refreshments will be provided. The cost for the dance is $1. Volunteers are needed to decorate the gym starting at 11 a.m. that day. For more information, call Becky at 375-2606 or Laura at (414) 315-4161. The Center is at W63 N641 Washington Ave.

The Grafton Girls Basketball Team will hold a metal recycling drive at the Grafton High School parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Oct. 25 and 26. For questions on what items can be recycled, contact Larry Waskiewicz at (414) 379-3275 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Random Lake Area Crop Walk will be Sunday, Oct. 26. Registration starts at noon at Lake Park followed by the walk at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit CROP International and the Random Lake Area Interfaith Food Pantry in Adell. Registration packets are available at New Horizon United Church of Christ in Boltonville, Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Parish in Random Lake, St. John’s UCC in Random Lake, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Random Lake and Zion United Methodist in Batavia.

Amelia Klem Osterud, a Milwaukee librarian/author will be at the WJ Niederkorn Library in Port Washington on Monday, Oct. 27. Osterud will discuss her book about women at the turn of the 20th century who tattooed themselves and joined the circus as sideshow acts to make a living. Osterud’s book will be available for purchase at the event, which starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 284-5031. The library is at 316 W. Grand Ave.

Geology of the Kettle Moraine will be discussed Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Lac Lawrann Conservancy in West Bend. Dr. Paul Price from UW-Washington County will discuss the glacial processes that formed the moraine as well as the glacial lakes, drumlins, kames, kettles and other features of the local landscape. The discussion, which begins at 7 p.m., is free, but a $5 donation is appreciated. The conservancy is at 300 Schmidt Rd.

Dynamic Professional Women’s Network will meet Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Milwaukee Ale House in Grafton. The group sets goals to increase business and develop personally. All women in or near Ozaukee County are invited to the meeting. The meeting will run from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. For more information, call Kathy at 243-1133. The Ale House is at 1208 13th Ave.

Lifetree Cafe will explore the fascination with zombies on Thursday, Oct. 30. The 6:30 p.m. program titled “Zombies! What’s the Fascination?” features a filmed interview with Stephen Graham Jones, author of The Gospel of Z and Zombie Bake-Off. The 60-minute program at 598 W. Hillcrest Rd. in Saukville is free.

Port Washington Community Blood Drive will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Port Washington Senior Center. For appointments, call (800) 733-2767 or visit Walk-ins are also available. The center is at 403 W. Foster St.

Concordia University Wisconsin’s music department opens its concert season on Friday, Oct. 31, with the annual pops concert featuring all University ensembles. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant and tickets are $8 at the door. Concordia is at 12800 N. Lake Shore Dr. in Mequon.

Ruchita Varma, one of three October artists-in-residence at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, will lead a workshop on creating block-printed stationary on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost of the workshop is $30 for members and $38 for non-members. Varma will be at the Center Tuesdays, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to demonstrate, receive visitors and talk about her work.

St. John Lutheran Church in Fredonia will serve its annual ham dinner on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes baked ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, apple sauce and pie. Tickets are $9 in advance for adults and $9.50 at the door. Children age 4 to 12 are $4. Advance tickets can be purchased at the church office, 824 Fredonia Ave., or by calling 692-2734 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Proceeds benefit the refurbishment of the congregation’s Fellowship Hall Kitchen.

Ozaukee County Historical Society’s quarterly meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 3, at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. A business meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with a presentation entitled “Getting to Know Bernhard Schneider” to follow at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Schneider was a German landscape artist who came to Milwaukee in 1885 to be part of the Milwaukee panorama painting industry. The program is free and open to the public.

High School Students and families are invited to attend Career Fest 2014 at Concordia University of Wisconsin’s Buuck Fieldhouse in Mequon on Wednesday, Nov. 5. The event, which will run from 6 to 8 p.m., will feature more than 100 career representatives to discuss occupations. The fest is open to all high school students. For more information, contact the counseling department at local high schools.

Lifetree Cafe will discuss how to bounce back after a setback at the Thursday, Nov. 6, meeting. The 6:30 p.m. program features a filmed story of author and entrepreneur Weldon Long, who was a high school drop out and addict before changing the direction of his life. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. The event is at 598 W. Hillcrest Rd. in Saukville.

“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” is the fall musical at Port Washington High School beginning Thursday, Nov. 6. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. Tickets are $9 in advance at the high school and Sanfilippo Sentry in Port Washington, or $10 at the door. Tickets are $7 for seniors age 60 and older and children age 12 and under.

Michelle Savas Thompson, one of three October artists-in-residence at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, will teach a number of youth workshops this fall, including “Painting from Photos for Kids” on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. Thompson will be at the Center Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 11:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. demonstrating her painting techniques. To register, visit or call 375-3676.

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Port Washington will hold a reformation celebration concert and hog roast on Saturday, Nov. 8, starting at 4 p.m. Three quest organists will perform on the church’s Rueter pipe organ. The roast will feature spanferkel, desserts and craft brewed beverages. Reservations can be made by calling the church office by Saturday, Nov. 1, at 284-2131. The church is at 217 N. Freeman Dr.

Riveredge Nature Center’s second annual student research symposium will be held Saturday, Nov. 8. More than 30 undergraduate and graduate students from eight Wisconsin colleges and universities will present oral and poster presentations on a variety of biological topics. The keynote speaker will be Dr. James Hurley, director of UW Sea Grant. Pre-registration of $35 is required by Nov. 5. Lunch is included. For more information, call Mandie Zopp at 375-2715 or register online.

Family Fun “All About Wool” will be held at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilt & Fiber Arts from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. The event will include presentations on raising alpaca, wool demonstrations and needle felting. The fee is $6, which include admission to the Barn Gallery. Groups of four or more are $20. Register by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by visiting The museum is at N50 W5050 Portland Rd. in Cedarburg.

David Zach will speak at the fall luncheon to benefit Ozaukee Family Services on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Shully’s Watermark in Thiensville. Zach, a futurist, has worked with more than 1,500 associations, corporations and colleges offering insights on the personal and professional impact of strategic trends. Lunch will be served following Zach’s presentation. The cost is $50 per person. For reservations, call 376-7774 or visit Shully’s is at 146 Green Bay Rd.

Professional Showcase is the theme of the Wednesday, Nov. 19, Women’s Focus Inc. meeting. Success stories on individual businesses will be shared at the event which starts at 11:30 a.m. with networking and registration. Lunch is included in the $22 program, which is at Ozaukee Country Club, 10823 N. River Rd., Mequon. For more information, visit

Cadance Collective, a multi-disciplinary ensemble which creates collaborative performance pieces using innovative Classical music and original choreography, will be featured in the first Throwback Thursday at the Cedarburg Cultural Center on Thursday, Nov. 20. The 7 p.m. performance is $6 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Tickets are available online at, by calling 375-3676 or at the box office, W62 N546 Washington Ave.



Port Washington Kiwanis Club meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Nisleit’s Country Inn, 3704 Highland Dr., Port Washington. Meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and a program. For more information, call John Sigwart at (920) 946-0215.

Port Washington Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays from September through May at Nisleit’s Country Inn. For more information, call Orv Froh at 284-0669 or Kari Gerrits at 284-6757 or visit

Ozaukee Master Gardeners meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month in the auditorium of the Ozaukee County Administration Center, 121 W. Main St., Port Washington. For more information on the club, call Jean Schanen at 284-3494, extension 1120, or e-mail her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The club has a speakers bureau, which will provide guest speakers on gardening topics. To arrange a speaker, call 284-8288 or 238-8288.

Ozaukee Wellness League will meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at Health Port, 650 Main St., Belgium. For information, call Ty Wade at 284-0022 or the store at 285-3535.


Support groups

Sexual Assault Support Group will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Advocates of Ozaukee’s shelter. A children’s life skills group meets at the same time. Call 284-6902 or 284-3577 for information.

Ostomy Support Group meets the fourth Thursday of the month at St. Joseph Community Hospital in West Bend. For information, call Donna at 334-7079, Carrie at (920) 994-4261 or Mary Theisen-Faber at 334-8267.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA. Free group provides new friends, a network, learning experiences, a chance to vent or listen to group discussions. For more information, call Kassie McManus at 284-6692 or e-mail her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Farmers markets

Saukville every Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15 through Oct. 26 at Veteran’s Park.

Port Washington every Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 26. On Main St. between Franklin and Wisconsin Streets.

Thiensville every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from June 10 through Oct. 28, at Village Park.

Cedarburg from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays from June 6 through Oct. 24, at the corner of Mill Street and Washington Avenue.

Town of Cedarburg from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays from June 14 through Oct. 11, in the parking lot at Wayne’s Drive In, 1331 Covered Bridge Rd.

Harrington Beach
State Park

The park on Highway D east of I-43 in the Town of Belgium is open daily. Admission is a Wisconsin State Park sticker. Daily stickers are $7 for Wisconsin residents and $10 for nonresidents. An annual sticker is available for $25 to Wisconsin-licensed vehicles and $35 for out-of-state vehicles. An annual senior resident pass is $10. Park users with more than one vehicle may purchase additional stickers for half price. Admission stickers are available at the park.

Membership in the Friends of Harrington Beach State Park are $25 for a yearly membership and $150 for a life membership.

For more information about the park, visit or call 285-3015. For more information on the Friends of Harrington, visit

Het Museum

Cedar Grove museums will be open on the second Sunday of every month starting this Sunday, August 10, from 1-4 p.m.  

Het Museum, located at 118 S. Main St., features a special display of artifacts sent from Cameroun, Africa, from a local missionary who was there in 1933.  

The updated and recently republished book, Cedar Grove, Wisconsin: More then 150 Years of Dutch-American Tradition, will be available for sale at the museum.  

For more information, visit


WJ Niederkorn Library

The library is located at 316 W. Grand Ave. and is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

COPE Services

Listeners are needed for the adult and teen lines for Ozaukee County. Training begins in September. Volunteers must be age 18 and older. For more information, call 377-1477 to schedule an informative interview.


Volunteer Center

Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County offers various opportunities to volunteer throughout the county. Contact the center at 377-1616 or via e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Port Washington Research Center

Offered by the Port Washington Historic Society, the Research Center at 205 N. Franklin St. is a wealth of information for those looking for information on the area. The center is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment. E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 268-9150 for an appointment.


Eghart House

The restored Victorian house at 302 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington, is furnished with items from the Judge Eghart family and donations from Port Washington families who lived in the city at the turn of the century. Paintings from local painter Elinor Thien will also be featured.Guides are available.

Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children.


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