City of Port Washington. All meetings are in City Hall, 100 W. Grand Ave., unless noted. Thursday, Jan. 22, Planning meeting regarding proposed Kiwanis Park, WJ Niederkorn Library community room, 5:30 p.m.
Village of Saukville. All meetings are in Village Hall, 639 E. Green Bay Ave., unless noted. Tuesday, Jan. 27, Public Works, 6:30 p.m.
Village of Grafton. All meetings are in Village Hall, 860 Badger Circle, unless noted. Monday, Jan. 26, Library Board, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 27, Plan Commission, 6 p.m.
Village of Fredonia. All meetings are in the Fredonia Government Center, 242 Fredonia Ave., unless noted. Thursday, Jan. 22, Village Board, 7 p.m.
Village of Belgium. All meetings are in Village Hall, 104 Peter Thein Ave., unless noted. Tuesday, Jan. 27, Plan Commission, 7 p.m.
Town of Belgium. All meetings are in Town Hall, 171 Main St., unless noted. Wednesday, Jan. 28, Plan Commission, 7 p.m.
Places to go,
Things to do
Lifetree Cafe will discuss breaking the cycle of sexual abuse at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22. The program features the filmed story of a woman who suffered childhood sexual abuse. The program is not appropriate for young children. Lifetree Cafe is at 598 W. Hillcrest Rd. in Saukville.
June Eastvold will discuss her new book entitled âThe Boys on the Porch,â as part of an update on Family Promise of Ozaukee County from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22. The question of âWho is my neighbor?â will be explored during the presentation at the New Wind Folk School at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 420 W. Whitefish Rd., Port Washington. For more information, contact Pat Morrissey at
or (414) 704-7640.
The Republican Party of Ozaukee County will hold a forum featuring candidates Lee Schlenvogt, Duey Stroebel and Tiffany Koehler for the 20th District State Senate seat on Thursday, Jan. 22. Complimentary appetizers will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. and the forum will begin at 7 p.m. at the Hub at Cedar Creek, 1814 Washington Ave. in Cedarburg.
S. Carey will perform at the Cedarburg Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. Careyâs music is described as restful and rhythmic, complex and simple. Tickets are $14 in advance, $16 at the door and $10 for students. A table of four is $80 and a table of eight costs $145. The Center is at W62 N546 Washington Ave. For more information, call 375-3676 or visit cedarburgculturalcenter.org.
The Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series will feature Christine Lavin and Don White at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. Since 2008, the two have brought their unique brand of clean and hilarious musical comedy to audiences across the U.S. Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 at the door and $16 for students. Discounts of $1 per donated food item, maximum of three, will be given at the door. Coffee, water, juices, soft drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. The duo will perform at Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Rd. in Mequon.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Port Washington will sponsor a blood drive at the Port Washington Senior Center from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27. For an appointment, call (800) RED-CROS or visit redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are also accepted. The Senior Center is at 403 W. Foster St.
âA Bagful of Fables,â a childrenâs show, will be presented by Concordia University Wisconsin Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 29 to Feb. 1. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and veterans and $3 for children age 3 to 17. For more information and showtimes, call (262) 243-4444 or email
Lifetree Cafe will discuss why most men avoid church at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29. The program, titled âWhy Men Hate Church: An Open Forum on the Male Exodus,â features a filmed interview with author and church analyst David Murrow. Participants will have the opportunity to talk about both the reasons and consequences of men abandoning church involvement. Lifetree Cafe is at 598 W. Hillcrest Rd. in Saukville.
Lesley Kagen, a New York Times bestselling author, will discuss her book entitled âThe Resurrection of Tess Blessingâ at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Grafton Public Library. No registration is required. For more information, call 375-5315.
A Health, Wellness and Insurance Enrollment Fair will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. Basic medical services like blood pressure checks and mammograms will be offered. Individuals offering assistance on the healthcare exchange and BadgerCare will be on site. The fair is free. For more information, contact Jessica Osenbrugge at (262) 323-9069 or
. The fairgrounds are at 3000 Pleasant Valley Rd. in West Bend.
Lifetree Cafe will discuss stem cell therapy at its Thursday, Feb. 5, meeting. The discussion, which starts at 6:30 p.m., includes a film featuring a regenerative stem cell procedure as well as an interview with Dr. Christopher Centeno, who performs orthopedic procedures using adult stem cells in both the U.S. and in an offshore clinic. Lifetree Cafe is at 598 W. Hillcrest Rd.
Round 2, a five-piece band from Milwaukee will perform songs ranging from classic rock to current hits, country and blues, at the Grafton Area Live Arts indoor concert series Friday, Feb. 6. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the free concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Rose-Harms American Legion Post 355, 1540 13th Ave. For more information on the band, visit
Grafton Music Parents will sponsor its annual chili day from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at the Grafton High School Cafeteria. The menu features chili, hot dogs, crackers, beverages and desserts. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for youth age 12 and younger. A hot dog meal is available for $4 and $5 for a chili dog meal. For more information, call Jennifer Boehm at 376-9084.
The Port Washington Garden Club will host its annual âGreen Up Your Winter Bluesâ seminar Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Ozaukee County Administration Building. Speakers and hands-on workshops on indoor and outdoor gardening will be featured. For more information, visit www.portgardenclub.org.
The Family Enrichment Center of Ozaukee will hold its second annual gourmet gala at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. Tickets are $100 per person and include entry in a raffle for a smart TV. Individual and corporate sponsorship packages are also available. For more information, visit ozaukeefec.org or call 376-5272. The center is at 885 Badger Cir. in Grafton.
Port Washington Kiwanis Club meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Nisleitâs 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 Nisleitâs Country Inn. For more information, call Orv Froh at 284-0669 or Kari Gerrits at 284-6757 or visit www.portlions.org.
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
. 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.
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 Ozaukeeâs shelter. A childrenâs life skills group meets at the same time. Call 284-6902 or 284-3577 for information.
Mourning Cloak offers a peer support group for children, teens and families who are grieving the death of a loved one. It meets from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month in the Mourning Cloak office at 211 N. Franklin St. For information, call Mourning Cloak Executive Director Pat Morrissey at 268-7599.
REFRESH Support Group, a group focusing on parents/caregivers of a child or teen with, or at risk for, mental illness, ADHD or behavior issues, meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at Ozaukee Family Services in Grafton from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For information, call Nanci Schiman at (414) 520-1561 or e-mail
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.
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. Peterâs United Church of Christ, 166 W. Dekora St., using the north doors. For information, call Mark Gierach at 284-0588 or e-mail
Belgium has an ice skating rink in Community Park that has lights lit until 9 p.m. daily. Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. The rink is reserved for people to practice hockey skills.
Grafton skating is on the Veterans Memorial Park mill pond. A green light will tell people when the ice is safe for skating.
Fredonia has an ice skating rink in the green space behind the Post Office.
Ozaukee Ice Center
The center at 5505 Pioneer Rd., Mequon, is open. For more information, call the Ice Center at 375-1100.
Admission for adults is $4.50. For children younger than 18 and senior citizens, it is $3.50.
Skate rentals and sharpening are available.
For information about the Learn to Skate program, call Jon Sorkan at 285-4023.
The Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus, Victoria Wellens Center at 630 W. Dekora St., Saukville, is open for pet adoptions and drop-offs from 2 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and closed on Sundays.
For information, call the society at 377-7580 or visit www.ozaukeehumane.org.
Weekly meetings for District 24 are:
Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at 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.
Sundays at noon at the 24 Hour Foundation Club, 153 Green Bay Rd., Thiensville.
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the 24 Hour Foundation Club, 153 Green Bay Rd., Thiensville.
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.
A coalition of churches in Ozaukee County, Interfaith Caregivers provides services for elderly, frail, homebound and physically challenged residents. Services include transportation to appointments, friendly visits, shopping, housekeeping, yard work, information and referrals.
To volunteer, or if you are in need of help, call Interfaith Caregivers at 284-7130 or 376-5362.
Ozaukee County Express provides daily bus service between Ozaukee County and the City of Milwaukee. For schedules and other information, call 284-8108.
Ozaukee County Taxi operates from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m. to noon Sundays. Call 284-8294 for information.
Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County offers various opportunities to volunteer throughout the county. Contact the center at 377-1616 or via e-mail at
Senior Food and
Friendship Dining Centers
Senior citizens are invited to various county Food and Friendship Dining Centers for a hearty, affordable home-style meal and more. For information and reservations, call 284-8120 or 238-8120.
The centers and the days they are open are:
Belgium â Legion Hall on Wednesdays.
Fredonia â Fire Station on Tuesdays.
Port Washington â Senior Center Mondays through Fridays.
Saukville â St. Peterâs Fellowship Hall (use the rear entrance) on Thursdays.
Grafton â Senior Center Mondays through Fridays.
Cedarburg â Lincoln School Mondays through Fridays.
Mequon â Oakwood Senior Apartments on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Thiensville Fire Department (use the rear entrance) on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Information about crimes in Ozaukee County may be reported anonymously by calling 1-800-32-CRIME or 1-800-322-7463. This number is not for crimes in progress. Crimes in progress should be reported by calling 911.
The Port Washington Police Department also operates a crime hotline. Reports may be anonymous. The hotline number is 268-7682. Crimes in progress should be reported by calling 911.
Luxembourg American Cultural Center
The Luxembourg American Cultural Center at 100 Peter Thein Ave., Belgium, includes the J.B. Krier Wellkomm Centre, the Roots and Leaves Museum and the LACS Research Center. The research center has an extensive collection of archival resources pertaining to genealogy and history for Luxembourg American families and communities throughout the United States and for families and communities in northern Ozaukee County, no matter the nationality.
The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month.
Admission to the center is $9 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Members of the Luxembourg American Cultural Society and Port Washington Historical Society, as well as military personnel and their families, will be admitted free.
For more information, call (262) 476-5086 or visit the Web site www.luxamculturalsociety.org.
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.
Wisconsin Museum of Quilt and Fiber Arts
Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays,, Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment only, N50 W5050 Portland Rd., Cedarburg. For more information, call (262) 546-0300 or visit www.wiquiltmuseum.com.
Cedarburg Cultural Center
Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, at W62 N546 Washington Ave. Open mic nights are held at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month. Doors will open and sign-up begins at 6:15 p.m. Each performer will have about 15 minutes on stage. Musicians, poets, dancers, comedians, film-makers and storytellers are welcome. Amplification, microphones and a drum kit are provided.
For more information, call 375-3676 or visit www.cedarburgculturalcenter.org.
Distance Education Courses (ETN) encompass everything from libraries and information studies to medical seminars and agri-business. Offered by the University of Wisconsin-Extension through its office in the Ozaukee County Administration Center, 121 W. Main St., Port Washington. For information, call the office at 284-8288 or 238-8288.
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
or call 268-9150 for an appointment.
Northern Ozaukee YMCAâSenior Center for adults 55 and older in the Northern Ozaukee School District meets from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays 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 havenât played in many years. Lessons are available and instruments can be rented. For information, call Diana Jonen at (262) 644-6704.