Ozaukee County. All meetings are in the Administration Center, 121 West Main Street, Port Washington, Room A-204, unless noted. Thursday, Feb. 19, Public Works, Highway Department, 8 a.m.
City of Port Washington. All meetings are in City Hall, 100 W. Grand Ave., unless noted. Thursday, Feb. 19, Plan Commission, 6:30 p.m.
Village of Grafton. All meetings are in Village Hall, 860 Badger Circle, unless noted. Monday, Feb. 23, Library Board, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 24, Plan Commission, 6 p.m.
Village of Fredonia. All meetings are in the Fredonia Government Center, 242 Fredonia Ave., unless noted. Thursday, Feb. 19, Village Board, 7 p.m.
Village of Saukville. All meetings are in Village Hall, 639 E. Green Bay Ave., unless noted. Thursday, Feb. 19, CDA/IRC 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 24, Public Works, followed by Finance and Village Board, 6:30 p.m.
Village of Belgium. All meetings are in Village Hall, 104 Peter Thein Ave., unless noted. Tuesday, Feb. 24, Plan Commission, 7 p.m.
Cedar Grove-Belgium School District. All meetings are in the High School library, 321 N. 2nd St., Cedar Grove, unless noted. Wednesday, Feb. 25, School Board, 6 p.m.
Places to go,
Things to do
Lifetree Cafe will search for answers following personal tragedies at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19. The event, entitled “Why, God? When Personal Tragedy Doesn’t Make Sense,” features an original film depicting the true story of Thomas Vander Woude, who found his son struggling for his life after a back yard accident. Lifetree Cafe is at 598 W. Hillcrest Rd. in Saukville.
Divine Savior Catholic School in Fredonia will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20. Fish, potatoes, coleslaw, rye bread will be included on the menu. Carry out orders are available by calling 692-2141. Each meal includes five pieces of fish for $10. Senior meals are $9 and kids are $5. Homemade desserts will also be available. Divine Savior is at 305 Fredonia Ave.
The Port Washington Garden Club will host its annual “Green Up Your Winter Blues” 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.
Lydia Ponczak will discuss her new book “Reenee on the Run” at the Grafton Public Library from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. The book is described as a gritty mystery and a stand-alone sequel to her book “Who’s After Samantha.” Refreshments will be provided. The talk will be held in the library’s upper meeting room. To register, call 375-5315. The library is at 1620 11th Ave.
Michael Johnson will perform at Unitarian Church North in Mequon at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, as part of the Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series. Tickets are $18 in advance and $21 at the door and $10 for students. For more information, call 457-4399 or visit wsss.org. The church is at 13800 N. Port Washington Rd.
Grafton Public Library’s annual March Madness book tournament starts Monday, Feb. 23. Sixty-four books compete in “games” to determine who will move on through six rounds of voting that ends Monday, April 6. After voting online, participants will get one entry into a drawing for a grand prize. For more information, call 375-5315.
Lifetree Cafe will discuss tips for transforming a normal life into a remarkable one at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. The program, titled “Make a Difference Now: Choose to Be Extraordinary,” includes a filmed interview with best-selling author Mark Sanborn who will share his thoughts on living an exceptional life. Sanborn investigated this topic in his popular book “The Fred Factor,” the story of Fred the Postman. The meeting will be held at 598 W. Hillcrest Rd. in Saukville.
Ozaukee Master Gardeners will discuss cultivating edible mushrooms at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26., at the Ozaukee County Administration Building in Port Washington. Speaker Steve Shapson’s presentation will include photos of foraging for edible shitake, oyster and stropharia blewit mushrooms. The presentation is free. The administration building is at 121 W. Main St.
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.
Family Sharing will hold a chili box lunch sale at The Providence Place in Grafton from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. The lunch includes a 12-ounce cup of chili with fixings, biscuit, butter and dessert. Delivery and carry out orders will be available. The lunches are $10 and are due by Wednesday, Feb. 25, by calling Amy Luft are 284-5892 or e-mail
. Orders may also be faxed to 284-1612. Proceeds benefit the food pantry. Providence Place is at 815 Washington St.
What All Consumers Need to know about credit will be discussed at the Oscar Grady Library in Saukville from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. Representatives from Port Washington State Bank will answer questions. For more information, call 284-6022. The library is at 151 S. Main St.
Port Catholic School will hold a fish fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. Beer-battered haddock and shrimp, poorman’s lobster and homemade cheese pizza will be on the menu. Potatoes, salad bar, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and bread are included. Drive-through and carry-out services are available. The cost is $11 for adults and $5 for kids. For drive through orders, call 284-2441 after 3:30 p.m. The fry will be at St. Mary’s school, 446 N. Johnson St.
Concordia University will hold a technology showcase from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the School of Pharmacy building. The conference will showcase different types of technology used in schools, including the iPad. For more information, contact Wanda Routier at (262) 243-4304 or
. Concordia is at 12800 N. Lake Shore Dr. in Mequon.
The Ozaukee County 4-H Dance is set for 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Ozaukee County Fairgrounds. The Mr. and Mrs. Ozaukee court will be introduced at 9 p.m. The dance costs $4 and children age 6 and younger are free.
A Dr. Seuss Birthday Party will be held at the Lakeview Community Library in Random Lake. From 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, youngsters will learn the world of Dr. Seuss through games and other events. For more information, visit lakeviewcommunitylibrary.org. The library is at 112 Butler St.
Cedarburg Players presents “Betting on Death,” a play with a heaping dose of crime and suspects starting Saturday, Feb. 28. Showtimes are set for Feb. 28, March 1, 6 and 7. Doors open at 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with the shows starting at 6:30 p.m. On Sundays, doors open at 1 p.m. and shows start at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and include a dinner from Shully’s Cuisine and Events. Reservations are required and can be made online at cedarburgplayers.org. Shows will take place at Shully’s, 146 Green Bay Rd. in Thiensville.
The Mequon/Thiensville Senior Art League will hold its fine art show starting Monday, March 2, at the Weyenberg Library in Mequon. The opening reception for the show is to be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The show will run through April 30. The library is at 11345 N. Cedarburg Rd.
Getting to Know Medicare and strategies for social security and retirement income will be discussed at the Grafton Public Library on Tuesday, March 3. The classes will be held in the upper level meeting room. To register, call 375-5315. The library is at 1620 11th Ave.
A Preschool Play-Doh Play Date will be offered at the Lakeview Community Library in Random Lake on Thursday, March 5. From 10 to 11 a.m., preschoolers are invited to play. The library will supply the materials. For more information, visit lakeviewcommunitylibrary.org, e-mail
or call (920) 994-4825. The library is at 112 Butler St.
Godspell will be performed at Concordia University Wisconsin Thursday, March 5, through Sunday, March 8. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and non-CUW students, $5 for veterans and CUW alumni and free for children age 12 and younger. For more information, contact Lori Woodall at
or 243-4444. Concordia is at 12800 N. Lake Shore Dr. in Mequon.
Lifetree Cafe will discuss how to overcome economic, racial and other divisions at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5. The program, titled “Coming Together: Finding Common Ground When It Seems Impossible,” features a screening of the award-winning South African short film “Kanyekanye.” Lifetree Cafe is at 598 W. Hillcrest Rd. in Saukville.
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Belgium will offer a seminar on making a will and estate planning from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7. Attorney Gerry Antoine will lead the free seminar. For more information, call the church at 285-3820. The church is at 200 Park St.
Dorothy Quincy Thomas is the featured speaker during the League of Women Voters of Ozaukee County’s celebration of women’s history month on Saturday, March 7, at Ozaukee Country Club in Mequon. Thomas is a recognized leader in anti-apartheid, women’s rights and human rights movements. Registration begins at 10 a.m., followed by brunch at 10:30 a.m. and Thomas’ presentation at 11:45 a.m. To register, visit ozaukee.wi.lwvnet.org. Ozaukee CC is at 10823 N. River Rd.
Our Savior Lutheran in Grafton will hold its second annual “Healing the Heart” workshop from 8 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, March 7. The workshop will feature several seminars and presentations on how to create a caring community. A continental breakfast will be provided. For more information, call 377-6363 or email
. The church is at 1332 Arrowhead Rd.
The University of Northwestern symphonic band will play at Cornerstone Church in Grafton at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 8. The university, which is based in St. Paul, Minn., is touring Minnesota and Wisconsin and will perform a variety of classical and contemporary wind band music. For more information, visit unwsp.edu/musictours. The church is at 1187 Falls Rd.
Northern Ozaukee Moms, a group that provides local moms and their families opportunities to support each other, will hold an informational meeting at the WJ Niederkorn Library in Port Washington at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 13. Children may be brought to this meeting. For more information, email
. The library is at 316 W. Grand Ave.
The Cedarburg American Legion Auxiliary Post 288 will present “Dance of the Decades” from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 14. Listen to music from the 1940s through turn of the century and participate in contests, including best dance of the night and best costume. A dollar dance with World War II veterans and a 50/50 raffle will be offered. Tickets are $10. For more information, contact Pam Helf at (414) 688-2483 or Maggie Geiger at 377-0329. The legion is at W57 N481 Hilbert Ave.
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 O’Malley-Larson at 284-0389.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
County trails are open when weather permits. For information on the trails, call 284-8259 or 238-8259. Maps are also available at area sporting goods stores and the information desk at the Ozaukee County Administration Center, 121 W. Main St., Port Washington.
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.
Cross country skiing
Harrington Beach State Park has trails open daily. State Park sticker required for vehicle. For information, call 285-3015.
Riveredge Nature Center trails are open from dawn to dusk daily. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. weekends. There is a fee. For information, call 375-2715 or 675-6888.
Sauk Creek Nature Preserve between Grant Street and Moore Road, Port Washington, is open daily.
Hawthorne Hills Park has trails open throughout the week, but the parking lot is open on weekends.
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 376-536