Join the celebration! On Sunday, July 18th the beautiful Grant Park, 100 E. Hawthorne Ave., will be celebrating 100 years as a spendid recreational destination in the 2009 National Gold Medal Winning Milwaukee County Parks System. Located in South Milwaukee and bordered by the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan, this century celebration starts at 7am and runs until 7pm. It is free and open to the public and everyone is invited and welcome to attend. The day is packed full of exciting events and activities for all ages. A "Passport to Fun" will be offered at multiple locations throughout the park. The passport can be stamped at each location and entered in a drawing for prizes. Live music will be performed by "Elvis and All the King's Men" from 4-7pm. Don't miss this one. For more information visit countyparks.com
The historic era and "Can Do" attitude of Wisconsin's own CCC camps are brought to life on July 22 at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet Str., with a 12:15pm performance of "Camp We-Kan-Tak-It," created by Milwaukee Public Theatre and Voices Theatre. The performance is based on WI CCC camp newspapers and incorporates original photos, drawings, songs and stories from the 1930's, bringing to life what many young men faced during the Depression and emphasizing the positive evnvironmental effects of the project. For more information or to sign up for the bus tour, call MPT at (414) 347-1685 or visit the company website: www.milwaukeepublictheatre.org.
All golfers are invited to play 18 holes with a cart at Dretzka and Oakwood golf courses starting today, July 19, Monday - Friday from 10 am to closing for only $30. Reservations can be made at (414) 475-6222. (This offer is not valid for leagues, outings, or on holidays. Two cart maximum per foursome.)
Join "Artists Working in Education" or AWE to create paintings, masks, sculptures, puppets and many other imaginative projects. During July 26 - July 30 AWE's brightly painted Truck Studio vans will visit the following parks and playgrounds offering FREE drop-in art activities for children from 1pm - 4pm.
In Aqua Zumba every class feels like a party! Come join the fun at Wilson Park Pool, 4001 S. 20th Street, on Tuesdays or Thursdays beginning at 5:45pm. All ages can zumba for $3. For information call the 24-hr Pool Hotline (414) 257-7230.
Malibu Boats and Milwaukee County Parks have teamed up to bring the 2010 Malibu Open to Veteran’s Park, 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., on August 6-7. Records are ready to be rewritten with Malibu as the official towboat. Sixty of the world’s top slalom and jump skiers will be competing for $50,000 in prize money on the smooth waters of Veteran’s Park. For more information about this free event go to countyparks.com
Milwaukee County Supervisors Patricia Jursik and Marina Dimitrijevic are pleased to announce the opening of the new Warnimont Dog Exercise Area serving the South Shore. The public is invited to a grand opening ceremony at Warnimont Park in Cudahy on Friday, August 6, 2010, at 10 a.m. Parking is available at the Kelly Senior Center, 6100 S. Lake Drive in Cudahy. Dogs welcome of course.
Milwaukee County’s Kosciuszko Park, 2201 S. 7th Street, will provide their fifth annual National Night Out - free to the public - on Tuesday, August 3 from 4pm to 8pm. Free admission to Pelican Cove swimming pool will also be offered. The event will feature a children’s area with games and prizes. Safe & Sound Community Partners will provide neighborhood Safety and Block Watch Information. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad, Mounted Patrol, Bike Patrol, ATV Units, Milwaukee Fire Department and Bell Ambulance Tours will also be part of this community event. For more information call the Kosciuszko Community Center at (414) 645-4624.