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Friday, 30 January 2015 00:00

Government

Ozaukee County. All meetings are in the Administration Center, 121 West Main Street, Port Washington, Room A204, unless noted. Wednesday, Feb. 4, County Board, 9 a.m., Executive Committee, A-200, 10:30 a.m.; Thursday, Feb. 5, Natural Resources Committee, A-200, 8:30 a.m.

City of Port Washington. All meetings are in City Hall, 100 W. Grand Ave., unless noted. Tuesday, Feb. 3, Finance and License Committee, followed by Common Council, 6:30 p.m.

Village of Grafton. All meetings are in Village Hall, 860 Badger Circle, unless noted. Monday, Feb. 2, Village Board, 6 p.m.

Village of Fredonia. All meetings are in the Fredonia Government Center, 242 Fredonia Ave., unless noted. Monday, Feb. 2, Plan Commission, 7 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 5, Village Board, 7 p.m.

Village of Saukville. All meetings are in Village Hall, 639 E. Green Bay Ave., unless noted. Thursday, Feb. 5, Architectural Review Board, 6:30 p.m., Plan Commission, 7 p.m.

Town of Belgium. All meetings are in Town Hall, 171 Main St., unless noted. Monday, Feb. 2, Town Board, 7 p.m.

Town of Grafton. All meetings are in Town Hall, 1230 11th Ave., Grafton, unless noted. Wednesday, Feb. 4, Plan Commission, 7 p.m.

Town of Fredonia. All meetings are in the Fredonia Government Center, 242 Fredonia Ave., unless noted. Wednesday, Feb. 4, Plan Commission, 7 p.m.

Town of Port Washington. All meetings are in Town Hall, 3715 Highland Rd., unless noted.  Monday, Feb. 2, Town Board, 7:30 p.m.


 

Places to go,
Things to do

“A Bagful of Fables,” a children’s 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Lifetree Cafe will discuss why most men avoid church at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29. The program, titled “Why Men Hate Church: An Open Forum on the Male Exodus,” 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 “The Resurrection of Tess Blessing” 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The fairgrounds are at 3000 Pleasant Valley Rd. in West Bend.

Relay For Life of Ozaukee Lakeside will kick off its 2015 campaign with breakfast and bingo at the Niederkorn Library in Port Washington on Saturday, Jan. 31. From 10 a.m. to noon, learn about developments and event details for the chapter. Register online at www.relayforlife.org/ozaukeelakesidewi. The library is at 316 W. Grand Ave.

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 facebook.com/roundtwo2.

PWHS Music Boosters will sponsor a spaghetti dinner and silent auction at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Port Washington from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6. Entertainment will be provided by PWHS bands and choirs. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth age 10 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from any music student. For more information, call Mike Bendt at (414) 333-5917.

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.

Andy Schumann, a Fredonia artist, will be featured at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon Wednesday, Feb. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 22. An opening reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. The exhibit will feature 22 floor sculptures and nine wall pieces depicting birds that travel along the Mississippi River flyway. The show will be held in the university’s environmental center.

E.D. Meyer, a local author and educator, will discuss her book “Unforgiving Sun” at Java Dock in Port Washington from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11. Copies of the book are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Java Dock is at 116 W. Grand Ave.

Lifetree Cafe will discuss practical tips for keeping relationships fresh and fulfilling at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12. The program, titled “Keeping Love Alive: Keys to Staying Close Every Day,” includes a film of a married couple who discovered they were drifting apart. Lifetree Cafe is at 598 W. Hillcrest Rd. in Saukville.

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.

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.

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Concordia is at 12800 N. Lake Shore Dr. in Mequon.

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 particpate 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.


 


Clubs


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.

Ozaukee County ARC, which works to promote the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities, meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of even-numbered months at Portal Industries, 1015 Cedar Creek Rd., Grafton. For more information, call Cindy Helm at 376-9503 or visit the Web site www.ocarc.org.

Concept Cafe, a discussion group where participants can exchange ideas and explore philosophies and beliefs, will meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month in the Grafton Library’s main-floor meeting room, 1620 11th Ave. For information, call librarian John Hanson at 375-5315.

Ewesful Knitters Guild for knitters of all ages and skill levels will meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month in the Cedarburg Senior Center. Beginning knitters may learn from experienced needleworkers, and patterns and ideas will be exchanged. For more information on the guild, call the center at 375-7644.

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 .

Ozaukee Chapter of Great Lakes Sport Fishermen meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Railroad Station Hall, 200 S. Railroad St., Saukville. For more information, call (262) 644-8481.

Grafton Little League board meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Grafton MultiPurpose Senior Center, 1665 Seventh Ave. For information, call Beth Esselmann at 375-0971.

Port Washington Junior Women’s Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at First Congregational Church on Webster Street in Port Washington. For information, call Michelle Cole at 268-0570.

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.

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.


 


Support groups


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.

Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Niederkorn Library, 316 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington. For information, call the local chapter of the association at (414) 479-8800 or Ginny Nyhuis at (920) 838-1311.

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.


 

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 .


 

Ice Skating

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.


 

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 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.


 

Alcoholics Anonymous,
Al-Anon

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.


 

Narcotics Anonymous

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.


 

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.


 

Interfaith Caregivers

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.


 

Transportation

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
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 .


 

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.


 

Crimeline hotline

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.


 

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.

 


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