Fall Fun Fair has
games, slide, golf
Greenfield — Elm Dale Elementary School, 5300 S. Honey Creek Drive, will hold a Fall Fun Fair from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19.
Children can come in costume, enjoy food and games, see a giant gorilla and castle. They also will be able to go on a dinosaur slide and do some trick or treating.
Families will get to play nine-hold mini golf, get temporary tattoos and bid in a silent auction.
Family admission is $5, plus a $3 wristband good for unlimited, games, bounce houses, slide, golf and tattoos.
Spaghetti dinner set
for African sister parish
West Allis — Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 1212 S. 117th St., will hold its 14th Annual Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19.
The all-you-can-eat menu will feature spaghetti with sauce, garlic bread, salad, beverages (wine available) and desserts. Carryouts will be available.
Tickets cost $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 2 to 10; and free for young kids. (Enter the parish hall from parking lot on South 118th Street.)
Proceeds will benefit the Immaculate Heart sister parish in Ganta, Liberia.
PJ story time returns
to Greenfield Library
Greenfield — It's PJ story time again at the Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., at 6 p.m. Oct. 19.
Children can to come to the library in their pajamas and bring their pillows, blankets and stuffed animals and hear a story. The program begins after the library at closes for the day.
The next PJ story time will be Nov. 16.
Greenfield church hosts
Greenfield — Layton Avenue Baptist Church, 9000 W. Layton Ave, will hold a Culture Fest from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 19.
The festival features experiences involving eight different cultures, including live music, food samples, games and crafts.
Second Fun Fair planned
for West Allis Central
West Allis — The second SEPTA Fun Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at West Allis Central High School, 8516 W. Lincoln Ave.
The free fair features more than 30 vendors and crafts booths, concessions, door prizes, and festive cutouts for the children to take pictures in.
SEPTA is a parent-and-teacher association designed to bring together those in the special needs community in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District.
Movie Collectable Show
has movies, memorabilia
West Allis — A Movie Collectible Show featuring more than 30 tables of items will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Burnham Bowl Hall, 6016 W. Burnham St., West Allis.
The sale includes vintage and recent movie and TV posters, stills, videotapes, press kits, lobby cards, books, magazines, scripts, autographs, animated art and 16mm film.
Admission is $3, or free for children younger than 12.
Dale Kuntz, film historian and president of Milwaukee Film Classics and two local film societies, is presenting the show. More information is available at (414) 466-1877.
History book group relives
Greenfield — The new Greenfield Library History Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Library Community Room of the library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., to relive the harrowing experiences of explorer Ferdinand Magellan.
The group will discuss "Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe" by Laurence Bergreen. This book vividly recounts the high seas adventures of Magellan and his crew.
Copies of the book can be reserved at countycat.mcfls.org/ or by calling the library at (414) 321-9595, Ext. 104.
Three groups sponsor
Halloween in Park
West Allis — The fourth annual "Halloween in the Park" will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 in area 3 of Greenfield Park (at 123rd Street/Lincoln Avenue access).
The Community Alliance Against Drugs and the West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation Department, in cooperation with the West Allis Police Department, support this family event, which includes hayrides, campfires, games, crafts and "spooky stuff."
Attendees who wear a costume will be eligible for a prize. There will also be food and beverages including hot dogs, hot chocolate, soft drinks, popcorn, chips and s'more kits available for purchase.
Church rummage sale,
lunch set at Trinity
West Allis — A rummage sale and lunch will be offered at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 2500 S. 68th St., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26.
More information is available at (414) 321-3640.
Cities set times
for Trick or Treat
It's almost Halloween, and West Allis and Greenfield have established official trick-or-treat hours.
In West Allis, Meet and Treat, which is what the city calls the tradition, will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 27. Also, the Business Improvement District will hold a Halloween Hunt from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 26 on Greenfield Avenue between 70th and 76th streets. Merchants will give candy to costumed youngsters.
Greenfield's official trick-or-treat hours will be 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27.
Still time to register
for library story times
West Allis — There are still openings for October preschool and toddler story times at the West Allis Public Library, 7421 W. National Ave.
Toddler and Me Story Time geared for ages 2 with a caretaker will be held on Wednesday mornings through Oct. 30.
Afternoon Story Times for children ages 3 through 5 will meet Mondays through Oct. 28 or Tuesdays through Oct. 22. The adult who brings the child must stay in the library during the session.
Pre-School Story Time for ages 4 through 6 who are not enrolled in 5-year-old kindergarten is being held on Tuesday evenings through Oct. 22. The adult who brings the child must stay in the library during the session.
All the programs are free to Milwaukee County residents. Registration is required in person or by calling (414) 302-8502.
to open at Whitnall
Greenfield — "Shout! The Mod Musical," presented by the Whitnall High School Theatre, will kick off its run with a special performance for senior citizens at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at the school, 5000 S. 116th St.
The show will be presented to general audiences at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, 2 and 3.
Tickets for the special senior showing are available at the Whitnall School District office, located on the high school campus, for $2. Those tickets typically sell quickly, officials say. More information is available from Kathie Poss, (414) 525-8411.
The show brings back the favorite sounds in England in the 1960s. "Shout!" features new arrangements of such classic tunes as "To Sir With Love," "Downtown," "Son of a Preacher Man" and "Goldfinger."
offers handcrafted gifts
West Allis — The annual Snowflake Bazaar, sponsored by the West Allis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8 in the main lobby of the Aurora West Allis Medical Center, 8901 W. Lincoln Ave.
Items will include handcrafted Christmas items and decorations, afghans, baby gifts and other handcrafted items.
More than books
go on sale at library
West Allis — The next monthly book sale of the Friends of the West Allis Public Library will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the library, 7421 W. National Ave.
In the library conference room, bargain hunters will find children's books, mysteries, romance, cooking books, science fiction, westerns and records.
In the atrium will be magazines, crafts such as bookmarks and Polish stars, and specially priced books.
In the constitution room will be nonfiction, miscellaneous fiction (both hardcover and paperback), large-print books, CDs, VHS tapes, audio books, cassettes, software, games and puzzles.
Remaining sale dates is Dec. 14.
People can donate to the sales anytime the library is open, with donations marked for the Friends. Things the Friends cannot accept are encyclopedias, catalogs, Reader's Digest condensed books or damaged or musty books.
Sessions offer help for
those battling chronic issues
West Allis — A six-week "Living Well with Chronic Conditions" workshop continues on Wednesdays through Nov. 13 at the West Allis Senior Center, 7001 W. National Ave.
Each weekly session runs from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The West Allis Health Department and the West Allis Senior Center are offering the free workshop, which will try to help people with chronic conditions feel better, be in control and do the things they want. It is aimed at helping those with conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety or headaches.
The workshop's goals include helping people get the support they need, find ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices and learn how to communicate better with their doctors and families about their health.
People don't need to be senior center members to participate.
To register, call the West Allis Senior Center at (414) 302‑8700.
Signups accepted for
November story time
West Allis — The West Allis Public Library, 7421 W. National Ave., is accepting registrations for November story times.
Morning Story Times for children ages 3 to 5 will be Wednesday mornings through Nov. 27. The adult who brings the child must be in the library during the session.
Evening Story Time for children ages 3 and under with an adult companion will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 26. Each session consists of stories, fingerplays, rhymes and playtime.
Lapsit Story Time for ages 9 months through 23 months will be offered on Monday mornings through Nov. 18. Lapsit sessions consist of 20 minutes of stories, fingerplays, rhymes and songs. There is an additional 10 minutes afterward of playtime.
Pre-registration is requested for all the programs. For information, call (414) 302-8502.
Folk Fair brings
West Allis — Holiday Folk Fair International will be held Nov. 22 to 24 at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park.
The annual event celebrates the cultural heritage of the people living in southeastern Wisconsin. This year's theme is "Celebrate the Culture of Community."
Special attractions in 2013 will include a 70th anniversary Holiday Folk Fair Retrospective featuring memorabilia from previous events.
The three-day event features the All Nations Theater with traditional music and dance, the World Café offering traditional dishes, the International Stage where young people perform ethnic dances, the Music Pavilion with a variety of musical styles, Heritage Lane with unique traditions and customs through interactive exhibits, the International Bazaar, and the Callen Construction Chef Demonstration Stage featuring local chefs preparing traditional cuisine.
Hours are 2 to 10 p.m. Nov. 22; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 23; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 24. Advance tickets at $10, with family four-packs for $36 are available online at folkfair.org. Admission at the gate is $12 for adults; $10 for those at least 62 years old; $8 for ages 6 to 12; and free for ages 5 and younger and for military personnel with ID.
For more information, call the International Institute of Wisconsin at (414) 225-6220.
benefits two causes
West Allis — The 13th annual Around The World 5K Run/Walk benefit will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 24 as part of the 70th annual Holiday Folk Fair International at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis.
A portion of the race proceeds will support Salvation Army of Milwaukee County programs, while the balance will be for educational opportunities to help children take pride in their own cultures while developing respect and tolerance for other cultures.
The USA Track and Field Certified 5K race will be professionally chip timed and has a pre-registration fee of $18 if received before Nov. 15. The fee will be $25 on race day. The registration package includes a long-sleeve T-shirt, light refreshments, and free Holiday Folk Fair International admission. Online registration is at folkfair.org, or call the Holiday Folk Fair International at (414) 225-6225. Parking will be available on the State Fair Park grounds for $5.
Awards will be given to top teams and the top male and female runners in each age division.
Due to insurance regulations, headphones will be prohibited.
Tail Waggin' Tutor
comes back to library
Greenfield — Puzzle, a trained licensed therapy dog who serves as the Greenfield Library's Tail Waggin' Tutor, will again appear at the library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 18.
Puzzle will listen as children read to him as part of a program designed to create a fun, relaxing and calm environment for reluctant or emerging readers.
Reservations can be made at the library at (414) 321-9595, Ext. 104.
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 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.
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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