Local interior designers
offer free color advice
West Allis — Elliot Ace Hardware, 11003 W. Oklahoma Ave., will be one of 28 participating Ace Hardware stores in the Milwaukee area hosting a Color Consultation event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21.
Customers will receive a one-on-one, 15-minute color consultation with an interior designer. The designers will be on hand to answer color and interior design questions, provide color recommendations and share design tips and trends.
There is no cost to participate, however space is limited and customers must book their consultation online at acehardware.com/colorexpert. Customers should also bring room photos to help the designers at the consultation.
coming to expo center
West Allis — Just Between Friends has announced that its Milwaukee County Fall Consignment Sale will be held Sept. 22 through 27 inside the Wisconsin Expo Center at the State Fair Park.
The sale will offer new and used children's and junior clothing, maternity clothing, toys, strollers, car seats, shoes, DVDs, board and electronic games, books, children's shoes and more.
The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County will be among the community organizations that will receive donations of unsold items following the sale.
Hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 22; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 26; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27. The last two days feature a half-price sale.
On Sept. 22, a $3 admission fee will be charged to benefit Check up for Chicks, a local women's health initiative. Admission will be free for the other five days.
All items are inspected before the event for current fashion, stains, tears and inclusion of all parts. For more information, go online to jbfsale.com.
Accordion club presents
music and special guest
West Allis — The Milwaukee Accordion Club will hold a meeting and a program that will be open to the public to welcome autumn on Sept. 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1800 S. 92nd St.
Peggy Mueller, who has been half way around the world playing, teaching and studying her favorite Austrian and German songs, will perform from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Pre-meeting music will be by Verne & the Originals from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A business meeting will be at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is $5, or free for those younger than 18 with a paying adult.
For information, contact Sandy Bednarek at (414) 421-7577 or Sherry Huiras at (414) 546-3370.
History Book Club begins
at Greenfield Library
Greenfield — The Greenfield Public Library is launching a new History Book Club, for which the first meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Library Community Room.
The book selection is "One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War" by Michael Dobbs. The book recounts the day-by-day and, in some cases, minute-by-minute journey through an intense and scary 13 days in October 1962, when the United States and the Soviet Union played a game of nuclear chicken.
Copies of the book can be reserved online at http://countycat.mcfls.org/ or by calling the library at (414) 321-9595, Ext. 104.
Still time to register
for library story times
West Allis — The West Allis Public Library, 7421 W National Ave., is still accepting registrations for September story times.
Lapsit Story Time, geared to ages 9 months through 23 months, is offered on Monday mornings through Sept. 30. Sessions consist of 20 minutes of stories, fingerplays, rhymes and songs. There is an additional 10 minutes afterward of playtime. Pre-registration is requested.
Evening Story Time geared to children ages 3 and under with an adult companion is offered Tuesday evenings through Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Each session consists of stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and playtime. Pre-registration is requested.
Morning Story Times geared to children ages 3, 4 and 5 are on Wednesdays through Sept. 25. The adult who brings the child must stay in the library during the session. Pre-registration is requested.
West Allis Public Library story times are free to Milwaukee County residents. Siblings are welcome to attend story times. Children under age 3 must be accompanied by a caretaker.
For more information call (414) 302-8502.
Card social planned
for St. Florian Parish
West Milwaukee — A card social will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Sept. 27 at St. Florian Parish, 1215 S. 45th St.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Food service starts at 7:30 p.m.
For the $12 requested donation, participants get a hot, homemade dinner featuring more than a dozen buffet items. Serving starts at 7:30 p.m. Beer, soda and coffee will be free.
Raffle tickets for prizes will be sold all night long.
For information, call (414) 383-3565 or go online to stflorian.org.
Greenfield — Greenfield Public Library has a new exhibit of paintings by Greenfield High School art teacher and artist Deborah Brooks titled "Other People's Objects, a Series of Paintings."
The exhibit will run through Sept. 27.
Brooks asked 38 collaborators to choose which of their the thousands of objects they own to be painted. There were many challenges to working from other people's objects, she said in a press release.
Pork dinner, raffles
at Holy Assumption
West Allis — Holy Assumption Parish, 1533 S. 71st St., will serve a pork loin dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29.
Presale dinner tickets are available at the parish office and after masses. The cost is $9 for adults ($8.50 presale); $5 for ages 6 to 12 ($4.50 presale); and free for ages 5 and younger. Take outs will be available. Wine, beer and soda may be purchased separately.
A parish raffle will offer $2,500 in cash prizes and there will be basket raffles and a bake sale with many homemade treats featuring apple or cherry turnovers. The raffle drawing will be held at 5 p.m.
For more information, call (414) 774-3010.
St. Florian to hold
all-you-can-eat fish fry
West Milwaukee — An all-you-can-eat fish fry will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at St. Florian Parish, 1215 S. 45th St.
The menu includes an all-you-can-eat salad bar and homemade clam chowder, beer batter fried or baked cod, chicken tenders, parsley buttered potatoes, french fries, rye bread, dessert, coffee and milk.
The cost is $10 for adults or $7 for children younger than 10. Beer, wine and soda will be sold separately.
Take-outs will be available.
For more information, call (414) 383-3565 or go online to stflorian.org.
Golf event provides
foundation for education
Greenfield — The Fifth Annual Greenfield Education Foundation Golf Outing will be held Oct. 5 with golf and dinner at Muskego Lakes Country Club.
Proceeds will be used solely to support educational programs of the Greenfield School District.
The foundation helps fund and enhance a variety of essential programs and services, including Project Lead the Way engineering classes, support materials for English language learners, the Greenfield High School Medical Club and ACT preparation.
The outing will feature prizes, including a trip to Hawaii for a hole-in-one.
There are two golfing options. The 18-hole option begins with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. and includes cart, lunch and dinner for $90 per golfer. The nine-hole option begins at 1 p.m. at $60 per golfer.
Those who don't golf can join the event for dinner and raffle for $30. For additional registration information and how to donate prizes or sponsor a hole is available from the foundation website at greenfield.k12.wi.us/foundation or from Stuart Wilke, (414) 855-2030 or email@example.com.
More than books
going 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. Oct. 12 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 this year are Nov. 9 and 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.
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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