Concerts coming back to Vets' Park
West Allis - Thursday night concerts at Veterans' Park, 1545 S. 69th St., continue, thanks to sponsors in the West Allis business community.
The 7 p.m. June 28 concert sponsored by Tri City National Bank will feature the band North Country performing a mix of 1950s and '60s rock 'n' roll, rockabilly and country music.
The audience should bring lawn chairs or blankets to the concerts.
Because they will be outdoors, the concerts may be cancelled at the last minute. Signs will be posted each Thursday afternoon regarding concert status, and information will also be available on the city's website,westalliswi.gov (which also has the complete concert schedule) or by calling (414) 302-8833.
Brewers players to speak, sign autographs
West Allis - Three of the Milwaukee Brewers' youngest players - Mat Gamel, Mike Fiers and Taylor Green - will speak and autograph items for children June 30 at the West Allis West Milwaukee Baseball Old Timer's Baseball Association breakfast at West Allis Central High School, 8516 W. Lincoln Ave.
The cost is $10. The reservations deadline is June 29, and seating is limited. Tickets may be obtained at the Sentry at 107th Street and National Avenue and at the West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation Department in the school administration building, 1205 S. 70th St.
The Oldtimer's association is the oldest nonprofit, all-volunteer organization supporting youth baseball, both boys and girls in the city and village. This year it provided 700 jerseys for youth baseball, a championship game for the summer playground teams at Helfaer Field and three college scholarships.
Summer children's programs planned at library
West Allis - The West Allis Public Library, 7421 W. National Ave., has a variety of programs for different age groups this summer.
For ages 3 to 6, the library offers "Let's Glow!" at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Mondays through July 2. The programs will have stories, crafts and other fun. No preregistration is required. Children can get a name tags at the children's information desk a half hour before each session.
"Light Up the Night!" is for 6-year-olds who have completed kindergarten through age 9. It will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through July 3. The one-hour program features stories, crafts and activities. No preregistration is required. Name tags will be available a half hour before each session.
Social club to hold meeting, dance
Greenfield - The Vagabond Ski and Social Club, a social club for singles and married couples, will hold a meeting and July 5 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 3200 S. 103rd St.
The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. followed by the dance at 8:30 p.m. with music by the New Revue Band.
Admission is $5. For information, visitvagabondskiclub.com.
Tuesdays Music in the Park returns for summer
West Allis - The Community Alliance Against Drugs, in cooperation with the West Allis police, will once again sponsor Tuesdays Music in the Park, set for July 10 and Aug. 7 and 21.
The free events will be held at the West Allis police satellite station, 6900 W. National Ave., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pizza and soda will be available for a small fee.
More information is available at (414) 302-8050.
Lions Club plans charity golf outing
West Allis - The West Allis Central Lions Club will hold its annual charity golf outing July 13 at the Evergreen Country Club in Elkhorn.
The $80 cost includes lunch, a snack, golf cart and 18 holes of golf, plus the chance to win any of an array of door prizes from golf clubs and gift certificates to small kitchen appliances. The cost is $360 for four-somes.
All proceeds will go to charities, and the cost of participating is tax-deductible.
Nongolfers can just come to lunch for $20.
More information is available from Ron Morrison, Lions Club president, at (414) 232-7082.
West Allis Library hosts book sale
West Allis - The next monthly book sale of the Friends of the West Allis Public Library will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 14 at the library, 7421 W. National Ave.
The monthly sales offer a broad array of books -including children's books, mysteries, romance, cooking, science fiction, nonfiction, large print books and Westerns - plus records, magazines, CDs, VHS tapes, audio books, cassettes, software, games and puzzles.
Proceeds support the summer reading program and other programming throughout the year and to buy additional resources and equipment for the library.
The Friends encourage donations by bringing materials to the library anytime it's open, although magazines should be brought only on the day of the sales.
Sale dates for the rest of the year are Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8.
Third Thursday Art Crawl coming to downtown
West Allis - Downtown West Allis businesses will open their doors July 19 for the Third Thursday Art Crawls, featuring local artists and musicians showcasing their work.
The event runs from 5 to 9 p.m. on Greenfield Avenue between 70th and 76th Streets.
Artists will sell their work, too, and the evening will specials at participating bars and restaurants, free refreshments and prizes.
Art Crawls will also be held Aug. 16 and Sept. 20.
For information, visitdowntownwestallis.com or contact Emily at (414) 774-2676.
Teams sought for Relay for Life
West Allis - The American Cancer Society is accepting team registrations for Relay For Life of West Allis/ New Berlin.
Relay For Life events are held as individuals and teams gather at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising before the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at the relay.
Proceeds will be used in the fight against cancer.
The Relay For Life of West Allis/New Berlin will be from 6 p.m. July 20 to 8 a.m. July 21 at Nathan Hale High School, West Allis.
For information or to register, go online toRelayForLife.org or call (800) 227-2345.
Gardens tour to visit five unique gardens
Greenfield - The Greenfield Beautification Committee is sponsoring a tour of five private gardens, most of them open to the public for the first time, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21.
This event will help the Beautification Committee raise funds for community activities such as Arbor Day ceremonies, Landscape Awards and the Holiday Lights contests.
Those on the tour will see unique gardens up close and talk to owners about the landscapes they have created. University of Wisconsin-Extension Master Gardeners will be present to assist and answer questions.
Back by popular demand from the last tour will be the garden of Bill Radler, a nationally renowned breeder of hybrid rose. Radler has made extensive upgrades to his property since the last tour.
The tour will be rain or shine and advance tickets are $10 and available at the recreation department in the Greenfield City Hall, 7325 W. Forest Home Ave., or online at gbcinfo.org (via PayPal), and at (414) 421-2213.
Tickets on the day of the event are $12 and available at the City Hall. More information is available from Joan Stevens, director, (414) 545-3381.
Sessions offered for those with chronic conditions
West Allis - The West Allis Health Department and the West Allis Senior Center will offer a six-week workshop, "Living Well with Chronic Conditions."
The free workshop will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through July 24 at the center, 7001 W. National Ave.
Among the workshop goals will be helping people get support, find ways to deal with pain and fatigue, making better nutrition and exercise choices, understanding new treatment choices and learning how to communicate better with doctors and family.
Anyone with a chronic condition can register at (414) 302-8700.
Library offers prizes for summer reading program
West Allis - The children's Summer Reading Program, "Dream Big, Read!" will run through Aug. 25 at the West Allis Public Library, 7421 W. National Ave.
The program has a suggested age range from preschool through 11 years old.
Participants, who can register in the children's department during library hours, will need to keep track of the library materials read using official forms. By reading library books or magazines, children could earn prizes, which include coupons to the Wisconsin State Fair, the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, a Milwaukee Brewers game, the Milwaukee County Zoo, Discovery World, Festival City Symphony, First Stage Children's Theater, the Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee County parks outdoor pools, Mitchell Park Domes and the Pettit National Ice Center.
Calendar brochures listing summer reading events are available in the children's department. To contact the children's department call (414) 302-8502.
Flower-lovers unite in garden committee
West Allis - The West Allis Community Garden Committee would welcome volunteers especially during planting season.
The committee creates and tends school and community gardens in West Allis and West Milwaukee. It meets the first Tuesdays of the month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the West Allis Public Library, 7421 W. National Ave.
More information is available at (414) 870-0554.
Children's immunizations given in evening clinics
West Allis - The West Allis Health Department is scheduling appointments for evening children's immunization clinics.
The clinics are from 4 to 7 p.m. on the second Mondays of the month and the fourth Tuesdays of the month at the department, 7120 W. National Ave. Appointments can be made by calling the department at (414) 302-8600. Childhood immunizations at the Health Department are free.
The department also offers daytime immunization clinics from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays.
Church serving free breakfasts
Greenfield - As a community outreach, the congregation of Christ United Methodist Church, 5200 S. 48th St., serves a Free Community Breakfast on the third Sunday of each month from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
Church feeds hungry with free breakfasts
West Milwaukee - St. John's Lutheran Church, 5500 W Greenfield Ave. , West Milwaukee, has free breakfasts from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursdays.
Everyone is welcome.
Business offers free hearing screenings
West Allis - Sonus-Usa Inc. is offering free hearing screenings at its local branch, 2255 S. 108th St.
Appointments may be made at (414) 774-4200.
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