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Domes Ist annual Art Festival Aug. 20-22

The Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Boulevard, will host the 1st annual Milwaukee Domes Art Festival Friday, Aug. 20th noon to 7pm, Sat. Aug. 21st 10am to 7pm and concluding on Sunday, Aug. 22 from 10am to 4pm.  Meet over 80 elite, contemporary, juried fine artists.  See artists paint masterworks on the Mitchell Park grounds Friday and Saturday.  Live music will fill the air as performance artists delight festivalgoers.  Amateur artwork by children to be created onsite and be viewed in the future artist pavilion.  Investment quality art for sale, as well as affordable art gifts, and a silent art auction to benefit the domes will be held at the festival and live on the festival website at

WI Bench Press Competitions

The Wisconsin State Fair and Kosciuszko Community Center Advisory Board will present a State of Wisconsin Bench Press & Dead Lift Competitions at the Jeffrey Scott Activity Stage at State Fair Park on Saturday, August 14. Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each of nine categories for both the Bench Press and the Dead Lift Events. In recent years, competitors have lifted over 600 lbs. in the bench press event. For more information call Marvin Worthington at (414) 852-8811 or the Kosciuszko Community Center at (414) 645-4624.

Milw. County Softball Playoffs begin Aug. 22

Seventy six teams are scheduled to play in the Milwaukee County Park’s 2010 Softball playoffs at Wilson and West Milwaukee Park sponsored by Miller Lite. The first game will be played on Sunday, August 22 at 6:00 pm. The championship games will be played on August 27 beginning at 6:00 pm.

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"Doggie Dips" at 4 Pools

Residents for Off-leash Milwaukee Parks (ROMP) and the Milwaukee County Park System are pleased to announce the 6th annual “Doggie Dip” to be held at the following parks after the pools are closed to public swimming for the season. A presale of admission passes will be offered during open hours at the pools (1pm-5pm at Jackson, Sheridan, Washington Pools and 10am - 6pm at Cool Waters) the day before each “Doggie Dip.”

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Astronomy Day for Kids

The Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., in Franklin invites children, their families and friends to its Astronomy Day Fair on Sunday, August 29 from 1-4pm.  Children can have their picture taken on the moon in a spacesuit and also experience a day of telescopes, fun in the Starlab, games and prizes. Children ages 7-18 with a parent present may enter a drawing to win a free telescope. To win the child must be present at the 3:30pm drawing.   

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Dog Exercise Area Permits on Sale Now!

Off-Leash Dog Exercise Area Permits are on sale now until the end of the year for only $15 for access to all five Off-Leash Dog Exercise Areas in Milwaukee County Parks.  These include:  Currie Park -3535 N. Mayfair Rd., Granville -11718 W. Good Hope Place, Estabrook Park - 440 N. Estabrook Dr., Runway - 1214 E. Rawson Ave., and Warnimont Park - 6100 S. Lake Drive.  For more information go to

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