Liam Ford Band next up in Boerner's concert series
Hales Corners — Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, will present Concerts in the Gardens at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 29.
The concerts are free. Patrons also receive free admission to the gardens after 6 p.m. on concert nights.
· Liam Ford Band, Aug. 1
· Concord Chamber Orchestra, Aug. 8
· Pink Houses, Aug. 15
· Cold Sweat and the Brew City Horns, Aug. 22
· The Jimmys, Aug. 29
The schedule is subject to change. Shows go on, weather permitting.
For information, go to
Jackson Dordel Quartet
to perform at gazebo
Greendale — The Saturday Night Fun on the Green Gazebo Performance Series brings live music to the village. Performances are at 7 p.m. at the gazebo on Broad Street.
· Jackson Dordel Quartet Plus One, Aug. 3.
Festival features food, music and games
Franklin — A summer festival will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at Polonia Park, 10200 W. Loomis Road.
The event will feature roasted chickens, pierogi, kielbasa, Polish desserts and Polish and domestic beer.
A variety of Polish music will be available. Youth and adult soccer games, volleyball, ping pong, bounce house, raffle drawing and prizes also will be available.
Parking is $5 per car.
For information, call (414) 810-8158.
Library hosts a variety of activities
Hales Corners — The Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St., hosts a variety of activities.
For information, call (414) 529-6150, Ext. 10, or visit halescornerslibrary.org.
The last day to log reading hours and enter the prize drawing is Aug. 5.
For children going into sixth through 12th grades, Get Smart: The ABCs of Car Care will provide information on fundamental car care, along with simple repairs, at 2 p.m. Aug. 6. Participants should meet in the parking lot on the library's lower level. The program is free.
To celebrate the summer reading program, a Reading Celebration Party will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 7. The event will feature a performance by Ardan James, an illusionist. Ice cream will be available and winners of the summer reading program raffle will be announced.
The film "Quartet" will be shown at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Hunt Room. The movie is rated PG-13. Soda and snacks will be sold before the movies start. Admission is free.
The Tuesday evening book group will discuss "Land of a Hundred Wonders" by Lesley Kagen from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Aug. 13. No registration is required for this peer-led book discussion group. To reserve a copy of the book, speak with a librarian, visit countycat.mcfls.org or call (414) 529-6150.
The Forest Ridge book group will discuss "The Lost Years" by Mary Higgins Clark from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 13. No registration is required for this librarian-led discussion group, which meets at the Forest Ridge Senior Residence. To reserve a copy of the book, call (414) 529-6150, Ext. 15.
Bring a lunch for Lunch and Listen at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 14 in Hales Corners Park, 5675 S New Berlin Road. A youth services librarian will read some books while attendees eat lunch.
Families are invited to explore the night skies at 8 p.m. Aug. 14. Telescopes will be available at the Family Sky Gazing event. Participants should bring a flashlight.
Milwaukee musician Michael Drake will present Mr. Pickles in the Park at 2 p.m. Aug. 20. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. In the event of rain, the program will be held in the Hunt Room on the library's lower level.
Back-to-School DIY Decorating will allow students to personalize their supplies before school starts. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade can decorate their supplies from 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 22. Children in sixth through 12th grades can decorate their supplies from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 22. Registration is required.
Friday Flicks movies will be shown at 2 p.m. in the Hunt Room. All movies are rated PG. Soda and snacks will be sold before the movies start. Admission is free. "Brave" will be shown Aug. 2. "Peter Pan" will be shown Aug. 9. "Rise of the Guardians" will be shown Aug. 16. "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" will be shown Aug. 23.
Homebound Delivery Service is available for Hales Corners residents who live at home and are physically unable to come to the library. The service is free.
Nature center hosts Friday night program
Franklin — Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., will host Fireside Friday at 7 p.m. Aug. 9.
The twilight nature-discovery program will be followed by a gathering around the fire pit for a campfire treat. The two-hour, family-friendly programs are recommended for people ages 6 and older.
The program, "Moons & Meteors," will focus on moon facts and fiction, followed by a nature hike. The Persied meteor shower will be the topic of conversation around the fire pit.
The cost is $8 for Milwaukee County residents 13 and older, $10 for non-Milwaukee County residents 13 and older and $6 for members of Friends of Wehr and children 12 and younger. Parking costs $3 per car.
For information, call (414) 425-8550.
Wehr hosts children's workshop on insects
Franklin — Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., will host Arthropod Adventures at 1 p.m. Aug. 12.
Children will get to be entomologists for the day as they explore the world of insects. Children will put on costumes to become "bugs" for a game of "Is It an Insect?" Outdoors, children will take some gear into the woodlands and prairie for an insect safari.
The program is appropriate for children ages 7 to 12.
For information or to register, call (414) 425-8550.
Community center hosts outdoor rummage sales
Oak Creek — The Oak Creek Community Center hosts Saturday outdoor rummages, to be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17, Sept. 7, 21 and Oct. 5 at the center, 8580 S. Howell Ave.
Ryan's mobile office visits communities throughout area
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's mobile office will visit communities across Wisconsin's 1st District.
At each stop, a staff member of Ryan's office will meet with residents to discuss concerns or questions they have about federal issues.
On Aug. 22, Ryan's mobile office will be at the Oak Creek Police Department, 301 W. Ryan Road, from 9 to 10 a.m.; the Franklin Police Department, 9455 W. Loomis Road, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; the Greendale Safety Center, 5911 W. Grange Ave., from noon to 1 p.m.
For information, call (888) 909-7926 or visit PaulRyan.house.gov.
Boerner offers Master Gardener volunteer training
Hales Corners — Master Gardener volunteer training will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 9, at Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive.
The program will run 13 consecutive weeks.
To register, visit fyi.uwex.edu/sewmg/become. Information about scholarships to offset the cost of tuition is included with the registration brochure.
For information, call (414) 256-4600.
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