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Wednesday, 12 November 2014 00:00

Government

Ozaukee County. All meetings are in the Administration Center, 121 West Main Street, Port Washington, Room A204, unless noted. Tuesday, Nov. 18, Public Safety Committee, Justice Center, 9 a.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 19, Health and Human Services Committee, A-200, 3 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 20, Public Works Committee, Cedarburg Highway Shop, 8 a.m.; Friday, Nov. 21, Finance Committee, A-200, 8:30 a.m.

City of Port Washington. All meetings are in City Hall, 100 W. Grand Ave., unless noted.  Thursday, Nov. 13, Parks and Recreation, Port Rec Center, 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 18, Finance Committee followed by Common Council, 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 20, Plan Commission, 6:30 p.m.

Village of Fredonia. All meetings are in the Fredonia Government Center, 242 Fredonia Ave., unless noted. Thursday, Nov. 20, Village Board, 7 p.m.

Village of Saukville. All meetings are in Village Hall, 639 E. Green Bay Ave., unless noted. Thursday, Nov. 13, Joint CDA/IRC and Plan Commission, 6 p.m., Public Safety, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 18, Finance followed by Village Board, 7 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 20, CDA/IRC 5:30 p.m.

Village of Grafton. All meetings are in Village Hall, 860 Badger Circle, unless noted. Thursday, Nov. 13, Architectural Review Board, 5 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 17, Informational hearing for proposed paramedic program, 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 19, Parks and Recreation Board, 6 p.m.

Town of Saukville. All meetings are in Town Hall, 3762 Lakeland Rd., unless noted. Tuesday, Nov. 18, Town Board, 7 p.m.

Town of Belgium. All meetings are in Town Hall, 814 Main St., unless noted. Wednesday, Nov. 19, Plan Commission, 7 p.m.

Northern Ozaukee School District. All meetings are in the high school library, 401 Highland Dr., unless noted. Monday, Nov. 17, School Board, 7 p.m.


 

Places to go,
Things to do

Lifetree Cafe will discuss whether intelligent life exists in other places in the universe Thursday, Nov. 13. The 6:30 p.m. discussion features a filmed interview with Dr. Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the SETI Institute and author of Confessions of “Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.” Snacks and beverages are available. The discussion is at 598 W. Hillcrest Rd. in Saukville.

Washington County Separated, Divorced and Widowed Support Group will feature Cheryl Touchett, a therapist on divorce and separation, on Friday, Nov. 14. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Angels School, 230 N. 8th Ave., West Bend. For more information, call Jim at 483-0940 or Mary at (262) 334-3766.

First Congregational Church in Port Washington will host a winter farmer’s market on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Produce, eggs, meats, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, jams and other specialty items will be available for purchase. The church is at 131 N. Webster St.

John Muir will present a narrative concert featuring the music of “chance” on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. The show, which starts at 7:30 p.m., is $12 in advance for CCC members and $15 for non-members. Students with a valid ID are $6 and tickets are $17 on the day of the show. The center is at W62 N546 Washington Ave.

Gallery 224 in Port Washington will feature four speakers discussing their current exhibitions in the next month. All discussions will run from 9 to 10 a.m. On Saturday, Nov. 15, Vicki Reed will give a demonstration on lumen printing. On Saturday, Nov. 22, Hal Rammel will discuss cameraless printing methods. On Saturday, Dec. 6, Carissa Hendrichs will talk about using cyanotype, vandyke and gum bichromate. On Saturday, Dec. 13, Martin Morante will share his thoughts on pinhole photography. The gallery is at 224 E. Main St.

Friends of the Cedarburg Bog will discuss how trees grow from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. Jim Reinartz will lead the discussion, which will be both indoors and outdoors. To register, visit bogfriends.org/events/event-registration, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 675-6844. There is no charge for the hike, but a $5 donation to the Friends is appreciated. The bog is at 3095 Blue Goose Rd. in the Town of Saukville.

Jim and Jayne Wick, former members of St. John Lutheran Church in Grafton, will visit the church from Uganda, where they are working with Father’s Divine Love Ministries to help place orphans on Sunday, Nov. 16. A 10:30 a.m. presentation will follow the 9 a.m. Mass, where the Wicks will discuss their work in Africa. Refreshments will be served at the presentation. For more information, call 377-0410. The church is at 1193 Lakefield Rd.

Cathy Cero-Jaeger will present “The Birds and the Bees 2014” from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17. Cero-Jaeger uses both humor and story telling to help parents learn how to keep conversations with their children simple, age appropriate and ongoing. The program, at 885 Badger Cir. in Grafton, is free. Limited child care is available. To register, call 376-7774. The talk is sponsored by Ozaukee Family Services.

Christmas Penny Rug Class will be offered at the Grafton Public Library at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17. Carol Alexander  will teach the colonial technique. The cost is $19 and includes fabric, tools, needles and thread. Please bring a small
scissors. To register, call 375-5315. The library is at 1620 11th Ave.


Sergeant Major Jeffery B. Emmons, a veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces from 1986 to 2013, will talk about his service at the Monday, Nov. 17, meeting of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Military Historians at the Rose-Harms American Legion Post 355 in Grafton. Emmons served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Admission is $20 and includes a buffet dinner from Ferrante’s and the presentation, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required by contacting Ken Grigas at 284-1090 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The Legion is at 1540 13th Ave.

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 womensfocus.org.

Ozaukee County Area Retired Educators’ Association will host a free seminar on the Wisconsin Retirement System on Wednesday, Nov. 19. The focus of the 4:30 to 6 p.m. meeting at Range Line School in Mequon, will be on  WRS benefits and options. To register, call Bea Funke at 284-4624 or Rosemary Farrell at 284-0812. The school is at 11040 N. Range Line Rd.

Port Conversations will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, to discuss “Living with the Bill of Rights Part III: Current Issues and Recent Decisions” at the Niederkorn Library in Port Washington. To register, call Louise or David at (414) 640-3077. The library is at 316 W. Grand Ave.

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 non-members. Tickets are available online at cedarburgculturalcenter.org, by calling 375-3676 or at the box office, W62 N546 Washington Ave.

Interfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee will host its fall fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the River Club of Mequon. Hors d’ouerves, drinks and a short program will be featured. Tickets are $35 and a table of 10 is $300. To register, call Cecile or Megan at 376-5362 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The River Club is at 12400 N. Ville Du Parc Dr.

Lifetree Cafe will discuss tips and strategies for losing weight and becoming healthy at its Thursday, Nov. 20 meeting. The program, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will feature a filmed interview with Jaron Tate, a contestant on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. Snacks and beverages are available. The discussion is at 598 Hillcrest Rd. in Saukville.

Handmade for the Holidays, at Riveredge Nature Center, will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. Children can make seasonal gifts including wood working, card making, food projects, textiles and ornaments. Hot chocolate, coffee and popcorn will be served. Pre-registration is required and participants age 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is $20 for non-members and $15 for children who are All-Access, Trail Pass and Outpost members. For more information, call 375-2715.

Swedish Huck Weaving will be taught by Carol Alexander at the Grafton Public Library at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2. Learn how to make a towel, pin cushion or Christmas ornament during the class. The cost is $17 and includes fabric, tools, needles and thread. Please bring a small scissors to the class. To register, call 375-5315. The library is 1620 11th Ave.


 


Clubs

Grafton Junior Woman’s Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month from September to May at at the Zaun Pavilion in Lime Kiln Park in Grafton. For more information, call Linda Cooper at 375-6295.

Grafton Library Book Club meets regularly at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.  For information, call the library at 375-5315.

Monticello Sno-Mobile Club, which has been based in the Cedarburg area since 1966, meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month from September through April at Circle B Recreation Center in the Town of Cedarburg. Visit www.monticellosnomobileclub.org for more information.

Niederkorn Library Fiction Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month. For information, call Annie at 284-5031 or visit www.portwashington.lib.wi.us.

Grafton Lions Club meets for a 6 p.m. social hour and 6:45 p.m. dinner the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Rose-Harms American Legion Hall, 1540 13th Ave. For more information, call David Liss at (414) 429-0177.

Van Ells-Schanen Post 82 American Legion Auxiliary meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall on Lake Street.

Sister Circle, an ecumenical women’s spirituality group, meets the third Thursday of each month. Books are provided.  Meetings are rotated to different area churches every three months. For more information, call Mary McHugh at 284-4266.

Anchor Investment Club is seeking new members. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month. For information, call Chuck at 284-4414 days or 284-0744 nights.

Ozaukee Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Aurora Medical Center Room 5, 975 Port Washington Rd., Grafton. Toastmasters is dedicated to making members become better speakers and honing their listening and thinking skills. For more information, call Susan Omalley-Larson at 284-0389.


 

Support groups

MOPS, or Mothers of PreSchoolers, meets on the first and third Tuesdays from 9 to 11:15 a.m. from October through May at Portview Christian Center, 3457 Hwy. LL, Port Washington. For information, call Deidre at (262) 573-9055 or e-mail her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group is held for people with memory loss and their caregiver and meets the second Wednesday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Family Enrichment Center, 885 Badger Cir., Grafton. To register, call Ginny Nyhuis at (920) 8383-1311 or Kathy Glaser at 377-9780.

Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Cedar Bay Residential Facility, 5555 Cedar Bay Dr., West Bend. For information, Barb Kingsbury at 334-9487 or 276-4370.

Helping Hands, a group for people with multiple sclerosis, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at St. John’s lutheran Church, 824 Fredonia Ave., Fredonia. For information, call (920) 994-2482.



Het Museum

Cedar Grove museums will be open on the second Sunday of every month from 1 to 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 cedargrovewi.com.


 

Food pantries

The Food Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the basement of the rectory at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church, 1800 N. Wisconsin St., Port Washington. Use the back entrance.

Saukville Community Food Pantry is open from 6 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month and from 9 a.m. to noon the third Saturday and fourth Thursday of the month. Enter the pantry at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 166 W. Dekora St., using the north doors. For information, call Mark Gierach at 284-0588 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


 

Humane Society

The Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus, Victoria Wellens Center at 630 W. Dekora St., Saukville, is open for pet adoptions and drop-offs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.
The shelter is closed Mondays.

For information, call the society at 377-7580 or visit www.ozaukeehumane.org.



COPE Services

Listeners are needed for the adult and teen lines for Ozaukee County. 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.


 

Alcoholics Anonymous,
Al-Anon

Weekly meetings for District 24 are:

Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at the the United Methodist Family Activity Center, 505 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington.

Thursdays Big Book study at 8 p.m. at Living Hope Lutheran Church, 1991 Hwy. 33, Saukville.

Fridays at 6:30 p.m. at Alliance Community Bible Church, 280 Lakeview Dr., Belgium.

Sundays at 3 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 131 N. Webster St., Port Washington.

For information, call DonnaMae at 284-5230.


 


CLUBS

Northern Ozaukee YMCA Senior Center for adults 55 and older in the Northern Ozaukee School District meets from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesday in Ozaukee Elementary School. Weekly wellness and health programs, cards, games, coffee and monthly guest speakers are offered. For information, call 268-5416.

Chess and Scrabble nights for people of all ages and abilities will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays at the Java Dock Cafe in Port Washington. For information, call Tom Hudson at 284-1948.

Tri-County New Horizons Band meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Living Hope Lutheran Church, 1991 Hwy. 33, Saukville. The band is for adults who have never played a band instrument or who haven’t played in many years. Lessons are available and instruments can be rented. For information, call Diana Jonen at (262) 644-6704.

Moms Groups meet twice weekly in the family lounge at the Columbia Center at Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee Hospital in Mequon. One group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and the other from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Fridays. Mothers with babies from infants through toddlers are welcome for the free sessions.

Ozaukee Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary branch of the Air Force, is a volunteer organization that occasionally assists local military, law enforcement and emergency personnel. The cadet program is open to boys and girls ages 12 to 18. Meetings are held from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays in the Saukville municipal building, 639 E. Green Bay Ave. The annual fee is $34. For more information, call Maj. Ron Kridler at 284-0729 or Capt. Gary Mader at 376-9171.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Friedens Evangelical Church, 454 N. Milwaukee St., Port Washington. In Belgium, it meets at 9 a.m. Saturdays at Ozaukee Fitness, 303 Lakeview Dr. For more information about the Port program, call 284-2403. For the Belgium program, call Rosemary Bruss at (262) 873-0400.

Teen trading card club will meet every Saturday from noon until 1:45 p.m. at the Oscar Grady Public Library, 151 S. Main St., Saukville. Meetings will be held in the community room. Teens of all ages are welcome to come and learn how to play Magic the Gathering. Decks of cards will be provided for new players.

Retired Educators of Ozaukee County  meets periodically. For reservations or more information on the club, call 284-0735.

The CamoQuilt Project holds workshops periodically to assemble camouflage quilts for soldiers serving in Iraq or Afghanistan at St. John Lutheran Church, 824 Fredonia Ave., Fredonia.  

Fredonia Area Garden Club meets periodically. For information, call Carolyn MacLaurin at 414-659-9491.

Lutherans for Life meets periodically For information, call 692-2163.

Wisconsin Water Gardeners, a chapter of the North American Water Garden Society, meets monthly at Ponds Plus in Saukville, or at members’ homes. For a schedule, call 268-1122.

Senior Y’s Club through the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA offers monthly guest speakers and opportunities to socialize. For information, call 268-9622.

Port Washington After 5 Prayer Connection meets periodically. For information, call Gloria Rasbornick at 284-7182.

Friendship Bible Coffees, 90-minute nondenominational Bible studies, meet at several locations. For information or to enroll, call Joan Vorpahl at (920) 994-9138.

Grafton Women’s Benefit Bridge Marathon has begun play. New members are welcome. Contact Barbara Hansen at 377-2931.

Metro Milwaukee Military Historians  meets periodically at the Rose-Harms American Legion Hall, 1540 13th Ave., Grafton. The fee is $20 for the dinner and program or $8 for the program only. For information and reservations, call Ken Grigas at 284-1090 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Circle of Friends, a social and recreational group for special needs children, their families and friends, meets periodically. To obtain information or register for an outing, call Steve or Becky Glamm at 375-2606 or Bonnie at 375-1236






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Mary Joyce
Healing Elements Day Spa "The Element of Art" Benefit
written by Nicolette Kearns, October 25, 2010
Healing Elements Day Spa in West Bend will host the 3rd annual "The Element of Art Night" event. All proceeds will benefit Kathy Hospice of West Bend. The event is FREE and will feature a gallery of local artists. There will be a silent auction with close to 50 donations from corporations such as the Home Depot, Anytime Fitness, Starbucks Coffee, and many more. We hope to see you there for chair massages, drinks & hors d'oeuvres, and live music! Join us for an exciting evening to contribute to this great cause.

Details of the Event:
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010
Time: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Place: Healing Elements Day Spa
2102 Continental Drive
West Bend, WI 53095


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