Ozaukee County. All meetings are in the Administration Center, 121 West Main St., Port Washington, unless noted. Thursday, Nov. 19, Public Works Committee at 8 a.m. at the Highway Department, 410 S. Spring St., Port Washington. Friday, Nov. 20, Finance Committee at 8:30 a.m. in room A-200.
City of Port Washington. All meetings are in City Hall, 100 W. Grand Ave., unless noted. Thursday, Nov. 19, Plan Commission at 6:30 p.m.
Port Washington-Saukville School District. All meetings are in the district office building, 100 W. Monroe St., Port Washington, unless noted. Monday, Nov. 23, School Board committees at 6 p.m.
Village of Grafton. All meetings are in Village Hall, 860 Badger Circle, unless noted. Thursday, Nov. 12, Architectural Review Board at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, Parks and Recreation Board at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, Library Board at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, Plan Commission at 6 p.m.
Village of Saukville. All meetings are in Village Hall, 639 E. Green Bay Ave., unless noted. Thursday, Nov. 19, Community Development Authority and Industrial Retention Committee at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, Public Works Committee at 6 p.m.; Finance Committee at 7 p.m.; Village Board at 8 p.m.
Places to go, Things to do
“Francis’ Encyclical to the World” will be discussed by Port Conversations, a nonpartisan group, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Niederkorn Library, 316 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington. For more information, call Jeanne at 243-5193.
The Immortal Circus will take place at the Grafton Arts Mill at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20. The free performance will feature magicians, aerialists, circus paintings by Stacey Williams-Ng and a sideshow. The mill is at 1300 14th Ave. For more information, visit theartsmill.org.
Holiday crafts will be made from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Riveredge Nature Center in the Town of Saukville. The fee is $15 per child for members and $10 for nonmembers. For information, call 375-2715 or visit www.riveredge.us.
Tim Grimm will perform a Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon. Tickets are $15 in advance or $19 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at Vines to Cellary in Port Washington, Stagecoach Inn and Grapes & Tastes, both in Cedarburg, and North Shore Bank offices in Grafton and Mequon. For more information, visit www.wsss.org or call (262) 457-4399.
Rally 4 our Troops will be held at Suburban Motors in Thiensville on Saturday, Nov. 21. Volunteers will package donated food for Thanksgiving meals and Santa will visit the dealership at 139 N. Main St.
Grafton tree lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Paramount Plaza. In addition to more than 20 decorated trees, there will be music, hot chocolate and cookies. Jolly the Elf will collect letters to Santa.
Blues artist John Nemeth will perform a concert sponsored by the Grafton Blues Association on Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Lakeview Conference Center in the Country Inn & Suites in Port Washington. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the Blues Disciples will open the show at 5 p.m. followed by Nemeth, who won the 2015 Blues Music Award for Best Soul Blues Album. Food and drinks will be available. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, call (262) 208-6288 or visit www.graftonblues.org.
The poetry and prose of lighthouses will be explored by John Enright, the first curator of the North Point lighthouse in Milwaukee, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Grafton library, 1620 11th Ave.
Author Rochelle Pennington will present the story of the Christmas Tree Ship, the Rouse Simmons, during a program at the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA in Saukville on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The program will begin with a potluck lunch at 11:45 a.m. For information, call 268-9622.
A movie will be shown at the Grafton library at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25. For more information, call 375-5315.
Fredonia holiday tree lighting will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. Santa will be on hand and refreshments will be served. For information, call 692-9125.
Breakfast with Santa will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Circle B Recreation Center. In addition to the buffet meal, those attending may bring cameras to take photos with Santa and other costumed characters. Tickets are $5.50 for children and $7.50 for adults. Reservations and payments are required by Nov. 23. For information, call the Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce at 377-1650.
Grafton Christmas parade will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Season.” More than 130 units are part of the parade, and Gene Schmit will be the parade marshal. For information, call 377-1650.
Open mic night at the Java Dock Cafe on Grand Avenue in Port Washington will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. Performers should register by 2:13 p.m. For questions or information, call 284-1600.
Portal cookie and bake sale will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Cedarburg Senior Center, W63 N643 Washington Ave. For more information, call 377-4410.
Bound for Branson will perform at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave., at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. Local musicians will open the show at 6 p.m. Admission is free for center members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information, call 375-3676 or visit www.cedarburgculturalcenter.org.
Holiday art fair sponsorred by the Cedarburg Artists Guild will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6; at the Cedarburg Community Center, W63 N641 Washington Ave. For information, call 377-7202 or (262) 476-5073,
A St. Nicholas celebration will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, in Belgum. A parade will kick off the event at 4:30 p.m., followed by a celebration in the Village Square, 104 Peter Thein Ave. Food and craft vendors, caroling, children’s activities, a tree lighting and photos with St. Nick will be available. For information, call 285-7931.
A Christmas cookie walk will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 5.
Santa’s Dash Away 5K will be held at 8:30 a.m. in Cedarburg. Runners and walkers of all ages may participate. The fee is $15 per person, with proceeds going to the Cedarburg Christmas Committee. For information, call 375-7611.
Christmas on the Corner will be held throughout downtown Port Washington from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Strolling carolers, live reindeer, crafts, carriage rides, Santa and a live Nativity are part of the event. For information, call 268-1132.
Port Washington tree lighting and parade will be held at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The tree at the foot of St. Mary’s Hill will be lit, just as the parade through downtown steps off. The parade will be followed by fireworks over Rotary Park. For information, call 268-1132.