Ozaukee County. All meetings are in the Administration Center, 121 West Main Street, Port Washington, Room A-204, unless noted. Monday, April 13, ADRC Board/Commission on Aging, A-200, 9 a.m.; Wednesday, April 15, Public Works Committee, Ozaukee Highway Department, 8 a.m., Health and Human Services Committee, A-200, 3 p.m.
City of Port Washington. All meetings are in City Hall, 100 W. Grand Ave., unless noted. Thursday, April 9, Parks & Recreation Board, Port Rec Center, 6:30 p.m.; Monday, April 13, Harbor Commission, 7 p.m., Police and Fire Commission, Port Police Station, 7 p.m., Commission on Aging, Port Senior Center, 7 p.m.; Tuesday, April 14, Board of Public Works, 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 16, Plan Commission, 6:30 p.m.
Village of Grafton. All meetings are in Village Hall, 860 Badger Circle, unless noted. Thursday, April 9, Architectural Review Board, 5 p.m.; Monday, April 13, Public Arts Board, 5 p.m., Board of Public Works, 6 p.m.; Tuesday, April 14, Public Safety Commission, Grafton Police Department, 6 p.m.; Thursday, April 16, Architectural Review Board, 6 p.m.
Village of Fredonia. All meetings are in the Fredonia Government Center, 242 Fredonia Ave., unless noted. Thursday, April 16, Village Board, 7 p.m.
Village of Saukville. All meetings are in Village Hall, 639 E. Green Bay Ave., unless noted. Thursday, April 9, Public Safety, 6 p.m.; Tuesday, April 14, Utility Committee, 4:45 p.m., Library Board, 6 p.m., Fourth of July Committee, 6 p.m.; Thursday, April 16, CDA/IRC, 5:30 p.m.
Village of Belgium. All meetings are in Village Hall, 104 Peter Thein Ave., unless noted. Monday, April 13, Village Board, 7 p.m.
Grafton School District. All meetings are in the Grafton High School library, 1950 Washington Street, unless noted. Monday, April 13, School Board, 6 p.m.
Port Washington-Saukville School District. All meetings are in the school district office, 100 W. Monroe St., unless noted. Monday, April 13, School Board, 5:30 p.m.
Places to go,
Things to do
A paper towel drive to benefit Camp American Legion is being held at American Legion posts throughout Ozaukee County throughout April. Paper towels can be donated at Saukville, Cedarburg, Grafton, Mequon and Thiensville Legion posts. For more information, call 284-5077.
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.
A fundraiser to build a pavilion at the Port Washington Justice Center soccer fields will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, April 10, at Memories Ballroom. The evening’s events include a fish fry and broasted chicken dinner, silent auction and entertainment from Comedy Sportz. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at portsoccerclub.org. The project is being led by Eagle Scout candidate and Port Washington High School student Ian Tyree. Memories is at 1077 Lake Dr. in the Town of Port Washington.
Washington County Separated, Divorced and Widowed Support Group will feature Susan McNeil of the Nazareth Project, Milwaukee Archdiocese, who will discuss services that the group provides, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 10. 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.
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.
David Stoddard, Karen Mal and Laurie McClain will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, as part of the Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series at Unitarian Church North in Mequon. The trio play traditional folk and Americana music. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door and $10 for students. Coffee, water, juices, soft drinks and snacks will be available. For more information, call (262) 457-4399 or visit wsss.org. The church is at 13800 N. Port Washington Rd.
A Changing Landscape in Student Affairs: Engagement, Compliance, & Professionalism, a conference intended to provide opportunities to learn and cultivate best practices in 21st century higher education, will be held Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon. Attendees will explore the roles of young professionals in the development of policies, services and resources for college students. For more information, visit mywcpa.org/professional-development/professional-development-institutes/.
Season Five of Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, April 12, and the Grafton Public Library is hosting a pre-celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11. Fans can discuss the books and show, make series predictions, create a GOT bingo game and win door prizes. Register by calling 375-5315 or online at graftonpubliclibrary.net. The library is at 1620 11th Ave.
Several events are coming up at Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Port Washington. On Sunday, April 12, Easter carolers from Christ the King Church will sing at noon. Dulcimer music will be played at 3 p.m. Friday, April 17 as part of volunteer week, which runs April 13 to 17. An open house will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14 as part of Nursing Home Week, which runs May 10 to 16. Easy Days quartet will play at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 15. For more information on all events, contact Amy Luft at 284-5892 or
. Heritage is at 1119 N. Wisconsin St.
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.
Mary Fran Lepeska will present her program, “Keep or Toss, How to Decide When Food is No Longer Safe to Eat,” during the Monday, April 13, meeting of the Port Washington Women’s Club. Lepeska will share food safety basics, storage guidelines and how best to use the dating information found on food packaging. The club meets in the Fellowship Hall at Friedens Evangelical Church, 454 N. Milwaukee St. A social hour begins at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon, business meeting and the program. For more information, call Joan Groh at 284-5270.
“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.
Lifetree Cafe will discuss whether God provides direction for decisions in life at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16. The program, titled “How Do I Know What God Wants Me to Do?” includes a film featuring Michael Binder, who asked God to weigh in on whether he should switch careers. Lifetree Cafe is at 598 W. Hillcrest Rd. in Saukville.
Grafton SongFest, a “fellowship of song” for the community which supports audience singing, educational voice classes and opportunities for local singers to perform as soloists and in ensembles, will celebrate “The Sound of Music Community Song” at 5 p.m. Friday, April 17, at Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Grafton. Suggested donations are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, contact Joseph Brachmann at
. The church is at 1621 2nd Ave.
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 second annual Moonlight Meltdown 5k and 10k run/walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 18. The run/walk is a fundraiser for the Snow Runners snowmobile group, which last year donated some of its proceeds to help fund a new heart monitor for the Belgium Fire Department. The fee for both races is $25 before April 14 and $30 on race day and includes a T-shirt if purchased before the 14th. To register, visit moonlightmeltdown.com.
A document shred and open house will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Stoneridge Office Center South Building, W67 N222 Evergreen Blvd., Cedarburg. Shred any unneeded sensitive documents using strongbox document destruction free of charge. The event is being run by Ozaukee County Chapter of Thrivent Financial, Stone Creek Associates and Cedar Creek Associates of Thrivent Financial. For more information, call Diana at 375-0309.
Adoptable pets will be showcased at the Grafton Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Ozaukee Humane Society staff will provide information and answer questions about pet adoption. For more information, visit ozaukeehumane.org or call 377-7580. The library is at 1620 11th Ave.
A knitting class including the basics for beginners and a refresher course for those more experienced, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 18, at the W.J. Niederkorn Library in Port Washington. Participants can bring their own items including a pair of straight knitting needles size 8, 9 or 10 and a small ball of worsted-weight wool yarn in a dark color. To register, call 284-5031. The library is at 316 W. Grand Ave.
The Wisconsin Singers will perform at Grafton High School at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19. The show, titled “Simply the Best!” features more than 60 songs from artists ranging from The Beatles to Taylor Swift. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens by e-mailing
Healthy relationships and how they can grow stronger will be discussed by Rick Marks at Vineyard Community Church in Grafton from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday April 21 to 23. The church is at 1597 Hwy. V.
A blood drive will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Port Washington Senior Center. Appointments can be made by calling (800) 733-2767 or redcrossblood.org. The senior center is at 403 W. Foster St.
Donald Driver will be the featured speaker at Advocates of Ozaukee County’s 35th anniversary event, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23. An auction will be held where bidders will have a chance to hit the dance floor with the “Dancing with the Stars” champion, among other items. The event is being held at the River Club in Mequon. To register, visit advocatesofozaukee.com.
Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne will sign autographs as part of a fundraiser for Camp Hometown Heroes and Grafton Elementary School’s Student Council from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23. Dayne will autograph two items for $20. Items will also be available for purchase. Photos may also be taken with the former Wisconsin Badger. The Heisman Trophy will also be present. For more information, call 376-5728 or e-mail
. The event will be held at Grafton Elementary School, 1800 Washington St.
Woodcocks, frogs and other wetland noisemakers will be heard at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23. Participants should bring a flashlight. The event is free, but a $5 donation to the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog is suggested. To register, visit bogfriends.org, email
or call 675-6844. The field station is at 3095 Blue Goose Rd. in the Town of Saukville.
Lifetree Cafe will discuss gun control at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23. The program, titled “Inside the Gun Debate: To Hunt? To Defend? To Assault?” features filmed interviews with Tom Mauser, whose son died at Columbine High School, and Michael Lang, a concealed weapon firearms instructor. Lifetree Cafe is at 598 W. Hillcrest Rd. in Saukville.
Healthy Kids Day will be held at the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA in Saukville from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25. The event is a nationwide initiative to improve health and well-being for youth and families. For more information, call 268-9622 or visit kmymca.org.
Celebrate spring by joining several local nature groups and observing nature’s clockwork on Monday, April 27. From 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., participants will learn what plant phenology is, experience Riveredge Nature Center’s interactive ephemeral phenology trail, hike at the Schlitz Audubon Center and visit the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum. Registration is required by Friday, April 24, and can be made by visiting riveredgenaturecenter.org or by calling 375-2715.
The quarterly meeting of the Ozaukee County Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 4, at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. A presentation by Karl Kaphengst, historic food and craftways program coordinator at Old World Wisconsin, titled “Old World Wisconsin Takes You Back to the Past” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The cultural center is at W62 N546 Washington Ave.
Shop and dine in Port Washington to benefit Portal, Inc. will be held from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 5. Participants who shop at Pear & Simple and then dine at The Pasta Shoppe will receive 15% off. Artwork from Portal’s Art Applause program will be available for purchase at both locations the week prior to and at the event. For more information, e-mail Marlene Morgan at
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.
“World War II Final Push to Victory”, a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, will be celebrated at Pioneer Village in the Town of Saukville on Saturday, May 16. The day’s events include history demonstrations, a war re-enactment and a USO dance featuring Swing Nouveau. A complete schedule can be found at ochs.co.ozaukee.wi.us. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for veterans and children age 12 and younger. World War II veterans will be admitted free. Pioneer Village is at 4480 Hwy. I.
Port Washington Woman’s Club meets at 11 a.m. the second Monday of each month from September through May at Friedens Evangelical Church, 454 N. Milwaukee St., Port Washington. For more information and reservations, call Mary Jo Bichler at 284-0632.
Port Washington Kiwanis Club meets on 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. For more information, call John Sigwart at (920) 946-0215.
Port Washington-Saukville Jaycees meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Tello’s in Port Washington. For information, e-mail
Grafton Junior Woman’s Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month from September to May at the Zaun Pavilion in Lime Kiln Park in Grafton. For more information, call Linda Cooper at 375-6295.
Grafton Library Book Club meets regularly at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. For information, call the library at 375-5315.
Monticello Sno-Mobile Club, which has been based in the Cedarburg area since 1966, meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month from September through April at Circle B Recreation Center in the Town of Cedarburg. Visit www.monticellosnomobileclub.org for more information.
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.
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.
Alzheimer’s Support Group is welcoming attendees from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Frank L. WeyenBerg Mequon-Thiensville Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Rd., Mequon.
Fibromyalgia Support Group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at St. Mary’s Health Center, N143 W6515 Pioneer Rd., Cedarburg. For more information, call Deanna Foreman at 376-0412.
Grief Support Group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at 1500 W. Market St., Suite 200, Mequon. There is no charge. For more information, call Judith Droppers at 243-7409.
Grief and Life Enrichment Group meets at 3:45 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1119 N. Wisconsin St., Port Washington. For more information, call Gordon at (920) 452-1851.
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.