Ozaukee County. All meetings are in the Administration Center, 121 West Main Street, Port Washington, Room A204, unless noted. Monday, Nov. 3, Natural Resources Committee, A-200, 6:30 p.m., Budget hearing, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 5, County Board followed by Executive Committee, 9 a.m.; Thursday, Nov. 6, 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. Monday, Nov. 3, Town Board, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 5, public informational meeting on downtown plan, 6 p.m., Finance and License Committee followed by Common Council, 6:45 p.m.
Village of Fredonia. All meetings are in the Fredonia Government Center, 242 Fredonia Ave., unless noted. Monday, Nov. 3, Plan Commission, 7 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 6, Village Board, 7 p.m.
Village of Saukville. All meetings are in Village Hall, 639 E. Green Bay Ave., unless noted. Tuesday, Nov. 4, Finance followed by Village Board, 7 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 6, Plan Commission, 7 p.m.
Town of Belgium. All meetings are in Town Hall, 814 Main St., unless noted. Monday, Nov. 3, Budget public hearing followed by Town Board, 7 p.m.
Town of Grafton. All meetings are in Town Hall, 1230 11th Avenue., Grafton, unless noted. Wednesday, Nov. 5, Plan Commission, 7 p.m.
Town of Fredonia. All meetings are in the Fredonia Government Center, 242 Fredonia Ave., unless noted. Wednesday, Nov. 5, Plan Commission, 7 p.m.
Places to go,
Things to do
Lifetree Cafe will explore the fascination with zombies on Thursday, Oct. 30. The 6:30 p.m. program titled “Zombies! What’s the Fascination?” features a filmed interview with Stephen Graham Jones, author of The Gospel of Z and Zombie Bake-Off. The 60-minute program at 598 W. Hillcrest Rd. in Saukville is free.
Port Washington Community Blood Drive will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Port Washington Senior Center. For appointments, call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are also available. The center is at 403 W. Foster St.
Concordia University Wisconsin’s music department opens its concert season on Friday, Oct. 31, with the annual pops concert featuring all University ensembles. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant and tickets are $8 at the door. Concordia is at 12800 N. Lake Shore Dr. in Mequon.
Claudia Russel and Bruce Kaplan will perform as part of the Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series on Friday, Oct. 31. The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Church North in Mequon, features Kaplan on the mandolin, guitar and vocals and singer Russel, who has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, among others. The concert is $16 in advance and $10 for students, or $19 at the door. Costumes are allowed as long as they do not interfere with the listening and viewing of performers. For more information, visit wsss.org. The church is at 13800 N. Port Washington Rd.
Washington County Separated, Divorced and Widowed Support Group will feature Mark Purdy, a Vietnam War veteran, on Friday, Oct. 31. The 7:30 p.m. discussion at Holy Angels School, 230 N. 8th Ave. in West Bend, will feature a discussion on Purdy’s book and his experiences during the war. For more information, call Jim at (262) 483-0940 or Mary at (262) 334-3766.
Harris Cashes Out, a comedy about a man who has dreamed of reviving his career after an off-Broadway musical infamously closed after just one performance, will show weekends at Memories Ballroom through Sunday, Nov. 9. Performances begin Friday, Oct. 31, with an all-you-can eat fish fry and broasted chicken dinner. Other performances include lasagna, oven-baked honey ham, sides and dessert. Tickets range from $25 to $40 and can be purchased online at memoriesballroom.com or by calling 284-6850. Memories is at 1077 Lake Dr. in Port Washington.
Ruchita Varma, one of three October artists-in-residence at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, will lead a workshop on creating block-printed stationary on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost of the workshop is $30 for members and $38 for non-members. Varma will be at the Center Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to demonstrate, receive visitors and talk about her work.
First Congregational Church in Port Washington will host the first winter farmers’ market of the season Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eggs, produce, meats, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, jams and other specialty items will be featured. The church is at 131 N. Webster St.
St. John Lutheran Church in Fredonia will serve its annual ham dinner on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes baked ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, apple sauce and pie. Tickets are $9 in advance for adults and $9.50 at the door. Children age 4 to 12 are $4. Advance tickets can be purchased at the church office, 824 Fredonia Ave., or by calling 692-2734 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Proceeds benefit the refurbishment of the congregation’s Fellowship Hall Kitchen.
Ozaukee County Historical Society’s quarterly meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 3, at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. A business meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with a presentation entitled “Getting to Know Bernhard Schneider” to follow at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Schneider was a German landscape artist who came to Milwaukee in 1885 to be part of the Milwaukee panorama painting industry. The program is free and open to the public.
The Port Washington Business Improvement District will hold its annual stakeholder meeting on Monday, Nov. 3. The meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. and will last no longer than 90 minutes, will focus on elements in making an event a success in downtown Port and re-engaging the community in the Main Street program. The meeting is at the Ansay Insurance Community Room, 101 E. Grand Ave.
High School Students and families are invited to attend Career Fest 2014 at Concordia University of Wisconsin’s Buuck Fieldhouse in Mequon on Wednesday, Nov. 5. The event, which will run from 6 to 8 p.m., will feature more than 100 career representatives to discuss occupations. The fest is open to all high school students. For more information, contact the counseling department at local high schools.
Lifetree Cafe will discuss how to bounce back after a setback at the Thursday, Nov. 6, meeting. The 6:30 p.m. program features a filmed story of author and entrepreneur Weldon Long, who was a high school drop out and addict before changing the direction of his life. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. The event is at 598 W. Hillcrest Rd. in Saukville.
“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” is the fall musical at Port Washington High School beginning Thursday, Nov. 6. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. Tickets are $9 in advance at the high school and Sanfilippo Sentry in Port Washington, or $10 at the door. Tickets are $7 for seniors age 60 and older and children age 12 and under.
Maple Road, a high-energy, four-piece band from Washington County that delivers a unique blend of blues and rock, will perform Friday, Nov. 7, as part of the Grafton Area Live Arts indoor concert series. The free concert, which will be held at the Rose-Harms American Legion Post, will begin at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A cash bar will be available. The Legion is at 1540 13th Ave.
Michelle Savas Thompson, one of three October artists-in-residence at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, will teach a number of youth workshops this fall, including “Painting from Photos for Kids” on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. To register, visit cedarburgculturalcenter.org/childrenart or call 375-3676.
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Port Washington will hold a reformation celebration concert and hog roast on Saturday, Nov. 8, starting at 4 p.m. Three quest organists will perform on the church’s Rueter pipe organ. The roast will feature Spanferkel, desserts and craft brewed beverages. Reservations can be made by calling the church office by Saturday, Nov. 1, at 284-2131. The church is at 217 N. Freeman Dr.
Riveredge Nature Center’s second annual student research symposium will be held Saturday, Nov. 8. More than 30 undergraduate and graduate students from eight Wisconsin colleges and universities will present oral and poster presentations on a variety of biological topics. The keynote speaker will be Dr. James Hurley, director of UW Sea Grant. Pre-registration of $35 is required by Nov. 5. Lunch is included. For more information, call Mandie Zopp at 375-2715 or register online.
Family Fun “All About Wool” will be held at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilt & Fiber Arts from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. The event will include presentations on raising alpaca, wool demonstrations and needle felting. The fee is $6, which include admission to the Barn Gallery. Groups of four or more are $20. Register by emailing
or by visiting wiquiltmuseum.com. The museum is at N50 W5050 Portland Rd. in Cedarburg.
Portview Church will hold its annual Veteran’s Day service at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. Veterans and active military personnel will be honored and recognized during the service. For more information, call 284-6121 or visit portviewchurch.com. The church is at 3457 Hwy. LL in Port Washington.
David Zach will speak at the fall luncheon to benefit Ozaukee Family Services on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Shully’s Watermark in Thiensville. Zach, a futurist, has worked with more than 1,500 associations, corporations and colleges offering insights on the personal and professional impact of strategic trends. Lunch will be served following Zach’s presentation. The cost is $50 per person. For reservations, call 376-7774 or visit ozaukeefamilyservices.org. Shully’s is at 146 Green Bay Rd.
Ozaukee County Bar Association will be available to help assist individuals completing their Power of Attorney for health care. All documents and assistance will be provided for free on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Fredonia Fire Station from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Ozaukee County Elder/Adults at Risk Interdisciplinary Team and the Ozaukee County Bar Association.
Saukville American Legion Auxiliary will hold collection drives for clean clothing and non-perishable food items to benefit the Port Washington Food Pantry on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call Jane Rokus at 284-5690 or Katie Linden at 268-9519. The Legion is at 601 W. Dekora St.
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.
Jerry Apps will discuss his career at the WJ Niederkorn Library’s annual author and dinner on Friday, Nov. 14. The dinner, catered by Tello’s Grille and Cafe, will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the discussion starting at 7:15 p.m. Sign up by Monday, Nov. 10, by calling 284-5031. The library is at 316 W. Grand Ave. in Port Washington.
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.
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 nonmembers. 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
. The River Club is at 12400 N. Ville Du Parc Dr.
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 meets 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
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 be 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.
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.
The park on Highway D east of I-43 in the Town of Belgium is open daily. Admission is a Wisconsin State Park sticker. Daily stickers are $7 for Wisconsin residents and $10 for nonresidents. An annual sticker is available for $25 to Wisconsin-licensed vehicles and $35 for out-of-state vehicles. An annual senior resident pass is $10. Park users with more than one vehicle may purchase additional stickers for half price. Admission stickers are available at the park.
Membership in the Friends of Harrington Beach State Park are $25 for a yearly membership and $150 for a life membership.
For more information about the park, visit www.harringtonbeach.org or call 285-3015. For more information on the Friends of Harrington, visit friendsofharrington.org.
Cedar Grove museums will be open on the second Sunday of every month starting this Sunday, August 10, from 1-4 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.
WJ Niederkorn Library
The library is located at 316 W. Grand Ave. and is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
Listeners are needed for the adult and teen lines for Ozaukee County. Training begins in September. Volunteers must be age 18 and older. For more information, call 377-1477 to schedule an informative interview.
Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County offers various opportunities to volunteer throughout the county. Contact the center at 377-1616 or via e-mail at
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.
The restored Victorian house at 302 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington, is furnished with items from the Judge Eghart family and donations from Port Washington families who lived in the city at the turn of the century. Paintings from local painter Elinor Thien will also be featured.Guides are available.
Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children.