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Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:00

Government

Ozaukee County. All meetings are in the Administration Center, 121 West Main Street, Port Washington, Room A204, unless noted. Tuesday, Dec. 16, Public Safety, Justice Center, 9 a.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 17, County Board, 9 a.m., Health and Human Services, A-200, 3 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 18, Public Works, Highway Office, 8 a.m.; Friday, Dec. 19, Finance, A-200, 8:30 a.m.

City of Port Washington. All meetings are in City Hall, 100 W. Grand Ave., unless noted. Thursday, Dec. 11, Parks and Recreation Board, Port Rec Center, 6:30 p.m.  

Village of Fredonia. All meetings are in the Fredonia Government Center, 242 Fredonia Ave., unless noted. Thursday, Dec. 18, Village Board, 7 p.m.

Village of Grafton. All meetings are in Village Hall, 860 Badger Circle, unless noted. Thursday, Dec. 11, Architectural Review Board, 6 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 15, Village Board, 6 p.m.

Village of Saukville. All meetings are in Village Hall, 639 E. Green Bay Ave., unless noted. Thursday, Dec. 11, Public Safety, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 16, Finance followed by Village Board, 7 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 18, CDA/IRC 5:30 p.m.

Town of Belgium. All meetings are in Town Hall, 814 Main St., unless noted. Wednesday, Dec. 17, Plan Commission, 7 p.m.

Town of Saukville. All meetings are in Town Hall, 3762 Lakeland Rd., unless noted. Tuesday, Dec. 16, Town Board, 7 p.m.


 

Places to go,
Things to do

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Dec. 11. Tickets for the 7 p.m. holiday concert, which is presented by the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Club, are $35 and $50 and are available by calling 376-6161 or at cedarburgpac.com. Student tickets are $25 and available by calling the box office. Madrigal singers from Grafton High School will also perform. The PAC is at W68 N611 Evergreen Blvd.

Saukville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 470 will hold a collection drive of clean, warm clothing and non-perishable food items from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. Jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters, hats, mittens, gloves, socks and blankets are needed. For more information, call Jane Rokus at 284-5690 or Katie Linden at 268-9519. The legion is at 601 W. Dekora St.

Last Call at Aunt Irene’s will be performed at the Cedarburg Cultural Center Friday to Sunday, Dec. 12 to 14. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. Purchase tickets at the Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave., Olsen’s Piggly Wiggly in Cedarburg or by visiting cedarburgculturalcenter.org.

Memories Ballroom in Port Washington presents “Blizzard Derails Holiday Plans But Not Its Spirit,” a journey back 100 years finding families practicing many of the same Christmas traditions and values they do today, through Dec. 20. Friday performances include an all-you-can eat broasted chicken dinner and fish fry. For reservations, visit memoriesballroom.com or call 284-6850. Memories is at 1077 Lake Dr.

Gallery 224 in Port Washington will feature Martin Morante from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, who will share his thoughts on pinhole photography. The gallery is at 224 E. Main St.

Christmas at Kapco, a toy collection event showcase with more than 20,000 items on display, will be held Saturday, Dec. 13, in Grafton. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., refreshments, entertainment, live reindeer and more will be featured. The toys are given to non-profit organizations impacting children in need. Kapco is at 1000 Badger Cir.

First Congregational Church in Port Washington will host a winter farmer’s market on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vegetables, fruit, herbs, syrup and honey, fresh eggs, baked goods, woodwork and body care products will be sold. Holiday items ranging from decorations and gifts to food for holiday dinners will be available for purchase. The church is at 131 N. Webster St.

Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Christmas Bellfest and Milwaukee Children’s Chorus will perform at Concordia University Wisconsin on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students age 18 and younger. All concerts are in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant.

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts will host a “make and take holiday ornaments” day from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. The fee is $6 per person or $20 for groups of 4 or more. For more information, visit wiquiltmuseum.com. The museum is at N50 W5050 Portland Rd. in Cedarburg.

Norbert Studelska, a Grafton resident and World War II veteran, will be the guest of honor at the Monday, Dec. 15, meeting of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Military Historians at the Rose-Harms American Legion Post in Grafton. Studelska served in the 82nd Airborne at Market Garden in the Battle of the Bulge. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $20 and includes a buffet dinner from Ferrante’s. Reservations are required by calling Ken Grigas at 284-1090 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The legion is at 1540 13th Ave.

Biscornu Stitching will be taught at the Grafton Library on Tuesday, Jan. 6. Classes will be held at 10 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. The cost is $15, which covers patterns, needles, fabric, thread stuffing and instruction. For more information, call 375-5315.

Affordable Care Act and how it will affect tax returns for 2015 will be discussed at H&R Block in Grafton on Thursday, Jan. 8. Tax professionals will answer questions from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointments are necessary. For more information, call 377-4350. H&R Block is at 2283 Wisconsin Ave.

The Lakeview Community Library in Random Lake will hold a preschool “Play-Doh Play Date” from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8 and the first Thursday of each month. The library will supply Play-Doh and other supplies. Caregivers and preschoolers are invited to attend. For more information, visit lakeviewcommunitylibrary.org or call (920) 994-4825. The library is at 112 Butler St.

Redwork Stitching will be taught at the Grafton Library Tuesday, Jan. 20. Classes are at 10 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. The cost is $17, which includes fabric, special tools, needles and thread. Please bring a small pair of scissors. To register, call 375-5315.


Clubs

Grafton Junior Woman’s Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month from September to May at 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.

Niederkorn Library Fiction Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month. For information, call Annie at 284-5031 or visit www.portwashington.lib.wi.us.

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.

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.


 

Support groups

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 .

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group is held for people with memory loss and their caregiver and meets the second Wednesday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Family Enrichment Center, 885 Badger Cir., Grafton. To register, call Ginny Nyhuis at (920) 8383-1311 or Kathy Glaser at 377-9780.

Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Cedar Bay Residential Facility, 5555 Cedar Bay Dr., West Bend. For information, Barb Kingsbury at 334-9487 or 276-4370.

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.


 

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.


 

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 .


 

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 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.


 

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 .


 

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.



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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 268-9150 for an appointment.


 


CLUBS

Northern Ozaukee YMCA Senior Center for adults 55 and older in the Northern Ozaukee School District meets from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesday in Ozaukee Elementary School. Weekly wellness and health programs, cards, games, coffee and monthly guest speakers are offered. For information, call 268-5416.

Chess and Scrabble nights for people of all ages and abilities will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays at the Java Dock Cafe in Port Washington. For information, call Tom Hudson at 284-1948.

Tri-County New Horizons Band meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Living Hope Lutheran Church, 1991 Hwy. 33, Saukville. The band is for adults who have never played a band instrument or who haven’t played in many years. Lessons are available and instruments can be rented. For information, call Diana Jonen at (262) 644-6704.

Moms Groups meet twice weekly in the family lounge at the Columbia Center at Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee Hospital in Mequon. One group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and the other from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Fridays. Mothers with babies from infants through toddlers are welcome for the free sessions.

Ozaukee Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary branch of the Air Force, is a volunteer organization that occasionally assists local military, law enforcement and emergency personnel. The cadet program is open to boys and girls ages 12 to 18. Meetings are held from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays in the Saukville municipal building, 639 E. Green Bay Ave. The annual fee is $34. For more information, call Maj. Ron Kridler at 284-0729 or Capt. Gary Mader at 376-9171.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Friedens Evangelical Church, 454 N. Milwaukee St., Port Washington. In Belgium, it meets at 9 a.m. Saturdays at Ozaukee Fitness, 303 Lakeview Dr. For more information about the Port program, call 284-2403. For the Belgium program, call Rosemary Bruss at (262) 873-0400.

Teen trading card club will meet every Saturday from noon until 1:45 p.m. at the Oscar Grady Public Library, 151 S. Main St., Saukville. Meetings will be held in the community room. Teens of all ages are welcome to come and learn how to play Magic the Gathering. Decks of cards will be provided for new players.

Retired Educators of Ozaukee County  meets periodically. For reservations or more information on the club, call 284-0735.

The CamoQuilt Project holds workshops periodically to assemble camouflage quilts for soldiers serving in Iraq or Afghanistan at St. John Lutheran Church, 824 Fredonia Ave., Fredonia.  

Fredonia Area Garden Club meets periodically. For information, call Carolyn MacLaurin at 414-659-9491.

Lutherans for Life meets periodically For information, call 692-2163.


Wisconsin Water Gardeners, a chapter of the North American Water Garden Society, meets monthly at Ponds Plus in Saukville, or at members’ homes. For a schedule, call 268-1122.

Senior Y’s Club through the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA offers monthly guest speakers and opportunities to socialize. For information, call 268-9622.

Port Washington After 5 Prayer Connection meets periodically. For information, call Gloria Rasbornick at 284-7182.

Friendship Bible Coffees, 90-minute nondenominational Bible studies, meet at several locations. For information or to enroll, call Joan Vorpahl at (920) 994-9138.

Grafton Women’s Benefit Bridge Marathon has begun play. New members are welcome. Contact Barbara Hansen at 377-2931.

Metro Milwaukee Military Historians  meets periodically at the Rose-Harms American Legion Hall, 1540 13th Ave., Grafton. The fee is $20 for the dinner and program or $8 for the program only. For information and reservations, call Ken Grigas at 284-1090 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Circle of Friends, a social and recreational group for special needs children, their families and friends, meets periodically. To obtain information or register for an outing, call Steve or Becky Glamm at 375-2606 or Bonnie at 375-1236.

MOMS Club of Mequon, a chapter of International MOMS Club, is a group for at-home mothers in Grafton, Mequon, Thiensville, Cedarburg, Jackson and Rockfield. Group provides support and activities for mothers and children, service projects to aid needy children in the community and play groups. For information, call Shawna Parsons at 387-1676.

Mequon Aglow Community Lighthouse is a non-denominational group of Christian women interested in developing a deeper prayer life. For information, call Maria at 242-2692.

Ozaukee Bicycle Club sends a monthly newsletter and schedule of events to members. For information, call Mark at 284-6414 or call 377-8328.

Cedarburg Artists Guild is open to anyone 18 or older who lives or works in Ozaukee County. Contact Betty Guzniczak at W55 N710 Cedar Ridge Dr., Cedarburg.

Sociable Singles, a social group for single, widowed and divorces men and women ages 55 and older in Ozaukee and Washington counties, provides opportunities to make new friends and share in activities. Members receive a monthly newsletter and schedule of events. For information, call Gloria at 377-1659, Norm at (262) 628-1278 or Joan at (262) 677-2368.

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.






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Mary Joyce
Healing Elements Day Spa "The Element of Art" Benefit
written by Nicolette Kearns, October 25, 2010
Healing Elements Day Spa in West Bend will host the 3rd annual "The Element of Art Night" event. All proceeds will benefit Kathy Hospice of West Bend. The event is FREE and will feature a gallery of local artists. There will be a silent auction with close to 50 donations from corporations such as the Home Depot, Anytime Fitness, Starbucks Coffee, and many more. We hope to see you there for chair massages, drinks & hors d'oeuvres, and live music! Join us for an exciting evening to contribute to this great cause.

Details of the Event:
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010
Time: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Place: Healing Elements Day Spa
2102 Continental Drive
West Bend, WI 53095


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