Ozaukee County. All meetings are in the Administration Center, 121 West Main Street, Port Washington, Room A-204, unless noted. Thursday, March 26, Finance Committee, A-200, 8:30 a.m.; Wednesday, April 1, County Board, 9 a.m., Executive Committee, A-200, 10:30 a.m.; Thursday, April 2, Natural Resources Committee, A-200, 9 a.m.
City of Port Washington. All meetings are in City Hall, 100 W. Grand Ave., unless noted.
Village of Grafton. All meetings are in Village Hall, 860 Badger Circle, unless noted. Wednesday, April 1, Community Development Authority, 6:15 p.m.
Village of Fredonia. All meetings are in the Fredonia Government Center, 242 Fredonia Ave., unless noted. Thursday, April 2, Village Board, 7 p.m.
Town of Grafton. All meetings are in Town Hall, 1230 11th Ave., Grafton, unless noted. Wednesday, April 1, Plan Commission, 7 p.m.
Town of Fredonia. All meetings are in the Fredonia Government Center, 242 Fredonia Ave., unless noted. Wednesday, April 1, Plan Commission, 7 p.m.
Places to go, Things to do
Lifetree Cafe will discuss practical tips for living a happier life at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26. The program, titled The program, titled “Be Happy,” features a filmed interview with Gretchin Rubin, author of the New York Times #1 bestselling book “The Happiness Project.” Lifetree Cafe is at 598 W. Hillcrest Rd. in Saukville.
Invasive species in southeastern Wisconsin will be discussed by Cody MacDonald, project coordinator of the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust and Brad Steckart, aquatic invasive species coordination of Washington County at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, as part of the monthly meeting of the Ozaukee Master Gardeners. The presenters will discuss the increasingly evident effect of the species on Wisconsin’s landscape. The meeting will be held in the Ozaukee County Administration Building, 121 W. Main St., Port Washington.
Washington County Separated, Divorced and Widowed Support Group will hold a pot luck dinner with games and social time to follow at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 27. The group meets at Holy Angels School, 230 N. 8th Ave., West Bend. For more information, call Jim at 483-0940 or Mary at (262) 334-3766.
Cheryl Wheeler will perform at Unitarian Church North in Mequon as part of the Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27. Wheeler’s concerts are described as more of what you would find at a comedy club than at a folk music concert. Tickets are $18 in advance, $21 at the door and $10 for students. For more information, visit wsss.org. The church is at 13800 N. Port Washington Rd.
Easter Bash will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, in the Albrecht Lower Lounge at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon. Skits, singing, crafts and an egg hunt will be featured. For more information, contact Nichole Haas at
. The campus is at 12800 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Hippy Hoppity Easter, including an Easter egg hunt and bonnet contest, will start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Possbility Playground in Upper Lake Park in Port Washington. Children age 2 to 9 are invited along with parents and pets. The event is sponsored by the Greater Port Washington Kiwanis.
Easter “Eggstravaganza,” featuring the true story of the first Easter and enjoy crafts, games, a snack and an Easter egg hunt, will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Port Washington from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28. Youth age 3 through sixth grade are welcome to attend. To register, call 284-3360. The church is at 1525 N. Grant St.
A winter farmer’s market will be held at First Congregational Church in Port Washington from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. Those in attendance who spend $10 with a single vendor will receive a half-dozen eggs for free. Seasonal produce and other items will be available for purchase. The church is at 131 N. Webster St.
A blood drive in support of Red Cross Month and the Fredonia Lions Club will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fredonia Government Center on Saturday, March 28. For an appointment, call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins will also be accepted. Refreshments will be provided. All presenting donors will be entered in a raffled to win gas gift cards. The government center is at 242 Fredonia Ave.
Green Bay Packers alumni will take on Grafton celebrities in a basketball game at Grafton High School at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28. A tailgate party begins at 4 p.m. A meal including a brat or burger, chips, cookie and soda or water can be purchased for $5. Admission for the game is $5 for adults and $3 for students. All proceeds will benefit Camp Hometown Heroes. Former kicker Chris Jacke is among players scheduled to appear.
Lifetree Cafe will discuss how to live out faith without being a jerk at its 6:30 p.m. meeting Thursday, April 2.The program, titled “How to Be True to Your Faith (Without Being a Jerk): Confessions of a Religious Ethicist,” features an interview with religious ethicist Jacob Robinson.Lifetree Cafe is at 598 W. Hillcrest Rd. in Saukville.
Ozaukee Masonic Center will hold a fish fry and tossed salad bar from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3. The all-you-can-eat menu includes fried and baked fish, chicken, potatoes, salad, desserts and a beverage for $12 for adults and $6 for children age 6 to 12. For more information, call Carolyn Heatwole at 284-6515. The center is at 504 W. Grand Ave. in Port Washington.
The second annual wheelchair bowling tournament to benefit Camp American Legion will be held Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4 at the Belgium Community Center. The entry fee of $40 includes a beverage and two games of bowling per team of two. For more information and to register, call 285-3011. The community center is at 548 Park St. The event is sponsored by the Belgium American Legion Post 412.
Two workshops will be held at the Grafton Public Library on Wednesday, April 8. At 4 p.m., a class on planning for nursing care and final expenses will be held. At 6 p.m., a class on getting to know Medicare will be held. For more information, call 375-5315. Both classes will be held in the upper meeting room. The library is at 1620 11th Ave.
Photography enthusiasts are invited to join a new photo discussion group, which will meet at the Cedarburg Art Museum at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8. Pinhole photography will be discussed by Martin Morante, Hal Rammel and Vicki Reed. Those unable to attend but would like news of future meetings can email
. The museum is at W63 N675 Washington Ave.
Lifetree Cafe will discuss strategies for surviving the death of a loved one at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9. The program, titled “Surviving the Death of a Loved One: Finding Peace in Your Time of Loss,” includes a film featuring Susan Burton, a woman who lost an infant child to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Lifetree Cafe is at 598 W. Hillcrest Rd. in Saukville.
Sea Scouts, a group aimed at people age 14 to 20, will hold an open house from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Weyenberg Public Library in Mequon. The group sails a 28-foot sailboat once a week from McKinley Marina in Milwaukee and makes several day cruises to other ports. For more information, visit facebook.com/ship5069 or email
. The library is at 11345 N. Cedarburg Rd.
Retirement Investing: “What You Think You Know Might Hurt You” will be discussed by Adam Ryback of Kevin Bay Investments from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Grafton Public Library. Ryback will discuss the fundamental principles of investing taught in the spirit of Benjamin Graham, mentor of billionaire Warren Buffet. To register, call 375-5315. The library is at 1620 11th Ave.
“The Wonderful World of Garlic” will be discussed by Steve Sandlin, horticulturist at Afterglow Farm in Port Washington, on Tuesday, April 14, at the Pavilion at Ozaukee County Fairgrounds in Cedarburg. Admission is $8 and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Herbal refreshments will be served. For more information, call 377-3276 or 376-0482 or visit ozaukeemastergardeners.org.
Active shooter training, offered by The Port Washington Police Department will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, in the police department’s community room. The free course will demonstrate how to prepare for and respond to being trapped in a building during an active shooter event. Attendees age 9 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, contact Barb Roska at 268-4262 or
The Jaguar Jam 5K color run/walk will be held at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Port Washington Saturday, May 16. The event raises money for the Jaguar Parent Group to support activities, events and field trips. Early registration by May 1 is $20 for youth age 15 and older and $15 for youth age 14 and younger. The fee includes a race day T-shirt. For more information, contact
or (414) 530-9799.
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.
Fredonia Area Lioness/Lions Club meets the first Wednesday of each month at a local restaurant. The club serves the community with local projects. For information, call Ginny at (414) 429-1588 or Fern at 692-2503.
Grafton Chess Club will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the Grafton library, 1620 11th Ave. People of all abilities are welcome. Instruction will be provided for beginners.
Northern Cross Science Foundation, which is aimed at people interested in astronomy, meets on the first Thursday of each month at Unitarian Church North in Mequon. For information, visit www.ncsf.info.
Kettle Moraine ATV Association meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Lighthouse Lanes, 7292 Sleepy Hollow Rd., West Bend. For information, call Al Tackes at (262) 224-2432 or visit www.kmatva.com.
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
Diabetes Support Group meets at Milwaukee Medical Center’s Cedar Creek Center, 215 W. Washington St., Grafton, from 6 to 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month.
Lakefield Caregiver Support Group will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at St. John Lutheran Church, 1193 Lakefield Rd., Grafton. Free care provided if arrangements are made ahead of time by calling Lakefield Adult Day Center at 377-9780.
Parents Without Partners meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Black Wheel Restaurant, 1221 Wauwatosa Rd., Cedarburg. For information, call 375-1837.
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 first Thursday of each month and from 9 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday and third Thursday of the month. The free community meal site is open from noon to 1 p.m. the fourth Saturday of every 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
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.
Reservations are required for programs at Riveredge Nature Center, which is on Highway Y north of Highway 33 in Newburg. To make reservations, call 375-2715 or 675-6888 or visit the Web site www.riveredge.us. Some programs require payment in advance.
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 — Legion Hall on Wednesdays.
Fredonia — Fire Station on Tuesdays.
Port Washington — Senior Center Mondays through Fridays.
Saukville — St. Peter’s Fellowship Hall (use the rear entrance) on Thursdays.
Grafton — Senior Center Mondays through Fridays.
Cedarburg — Lincoln School Mondays through Fridays.
Mequon — 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.