Thursday 8/25

Public swimming at Hoyt: The Tosa Pool at Hoyt Park is open for public swim from noon to 4:30
 Monday through Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.
to 8 p.m.
 Sunday. Admission costs $7.50; children 2 and younger get in free. Evening swims
take place Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Evening admission costs $5; children 2 and
younger get in free.

Parent/Tot swim: Parents and their children 6 and younger can play in the zero-depth area at
the Tosa Pool at Hoyt Park from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Admission costs $4.
Children 2 and younger get in free.

Family Story Time: Enjoy a special time with your kids just before bedtime, with stories, songs, movement, crafts, and more. Grown-ups are included in the fun. Kids can wear their pajamas if they'd like! The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 West North Ave.

Music at The Landing at Hoyt: Sigmund Snopek plays flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and various horns in addition to his signature vocal and keyboard solos in his distinctive repertoire, The music is from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Landing at Hoyt Park and Pool, 1800 N. Swan Blvd.

Friday 8/26

Biking the Oak Leaf: The Hart Park Senior Center, 7300  Chestnut St., offers a biking outing at 2:15 p.m. It's a scenic ride on the Oak Leaf Trail from Hart Park along the Menomonee River to Hoyt Park and beyond. For information call 414-471-8495.

Note that the Hart Park Senior Center will be closed for maintenance from Aug. 29 thru Sept. 2.

Music at The Landing at Hoyt: Peter Donalds, will play from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Landing at Hoyt Park and Pool, 1800 N. Swan Blvd. combines soulful vocals (think James Taylor, Jack Johnson) with plucky acoustic guitar and rich percussion. His song book holds an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary pop, folk, jazz standards, and originals.

Saturday 8/27

Back to school bowling:AMF Bowlero, 11737 W. Burleigh St., is hosting Kids Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All kids can take advantage of one hour of free bowling and free shoe rental. There will be a discounted rate for all adults who choose to bowl. Enjoy $1 hot dogs and $1 soft drinks, available for purchase. For more information, contact Bowlero at 414-258-9000.

Tosa Farmers Market: Shop produce and more from more than 40 vendors during this open-air
market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 15 in the Village of Wauwatosa at 7720
Harwood Ave

“Bark 'N Brew”: This new two-day event is aimed at dog owners and beer enthusiasts, and runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m Sunday, Aug. 28, at Hart Park, 7300 Chestnut St. Entertainment includes Andrew Han’s Disc Dogs, the Milwaukee Police Department’s K9 Unit, an Ultimate Air Dog Competition, many food and beverage options and more. Admission is free and a portion of the benefit JR’s Pups-N-Stuff, a local nonprofit organization that provides foster homes for rescued pets. JR’s will be on site and accepting applications for pet adoptions.

Animal safari: Behind-the-scenes tours are open for animal sponsors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W Bluemound Road, Even if you are not an animal sponsor, you can still enjoy activities such as animal crafts, temporary tattoos and a scavenger hunt. Animal sponsors get to visit several areas of the Milwaukee County Zoo that are usually off-limits to the public. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., animal sponsors also get half off the regular admission price for the Zoo’s special summer bug exhibit. Sponsor an animal by calling 414-258-2333.

Music and food at The Landing at Hoyt: This is SA Braai South African Sausage Grill Night at The Landing at Hoyt Park and Pool, 1800 N. Swan Blvd., Matthew Devan from SA Braai will be grilling Boerewors Sausage with chutney served on a pretzel bun from 5 to 8 p.m.  Sorry We’re Open plays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday 8/28

Taste of Hope: Join a who’s who gathering of area chefs for a Taste of Hope, an evening of food and fundraising beginning at 5 p.m. at La Merenda's Patio, 125 E National Ave., Milwaukee. Teams of local chefs work together to prepare a brunch-themed five-course meal. All donations and money will go to Lindsay's Voice to fight blood cancers and supporting services. Lindsay's Voice disburses all proceeds to The Blood Center of Wisconsin bone marrow transplant program; to Kathy's House to help provide housing for blood cancer patients and their families; and to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to support specific research for T-cell immunotherapy.  The Leukemia Society of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital also benefit.  Only 40 tickets are available in total, at $175 per seat. Contact David Eyrise directly at 262-309-10979 or

Music at The Landing at Hoyt: Patrick Van Bibber plays a variety of music from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Landing at Hoyt Park and Pool, 1800 N. Swan Blvd.

Tuesday 8/30

Card game: The Wauwatosa Senior Club meets every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to
3 p.m.
 to play cards at the Wauwatosa Civic Center, 7725 W. North Ave. The club is open to all
area residents 50 or older and is sponsored by the Wauwatosa Recreation
Department. For information, call 414-479-8900, ext. 5789.

Commmunity concert:Harwood Place, 8220 Harwood ave., will present music by Joe Wray from 6 to 8:30 p.m. out on the lawn. Local restaurants will sell food and beverages, and children’s activities and  tours of Harwood Place are planned. Donate a book for the Little Free Library and bring a blanket and a lawn chair.

Quizmaster Trivia: Test your knowledge on a broad range of topics during this outdoor trivia
contest at The Landing at Hoyt Park and Pool, 1800 N. Swan Blvd., from 7 to 9 p.m. If the
weather doesn’t cooperate, the game moves inside.

Wednesday 8/31

Backgammon tournament: The Milwaukee Backgammon Club will host a tournament at 6:30 p.m.  at Rounding Third Sports Bar & Grill, 6317 W. Bluemound Road. The tournament format includes a main flight and a consolation flight, guaranteeing at least two 5-point matches for everyone who enters. Entry fee is $6, with $5 returned in prize money and $1 retained for club expenses. The club plays at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Rounding Third, with tournaments the first, third and fifth week, open play (heads-up games, multiplayer chouettes and beginner lessons) the second and fourth week of each month. For information, email or visit

Hartung Park Farmers’ Market: Produce and locally made goods will be for sale near the
playground on Menomonee River Parkway at Keefe Avenue each Wednesday through
September from 4 to 7 p.m.

Tosa Tonight: The summer concert series continues at 6 p.m. with Trapper Schoepp followed by The Crane Wives at 7:30 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion at North 68th and West State streets. Food and drink are available from many vendors.

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