Activities and events in Wauwatosa


Woman’s club hosts annual rummage sale

The Wauwatosa Woman’s Club, 1626 Wauwatosa Ave., is holding its annual rummage sale Thursday, Sept. 8, through Saturday, Sept.10. It will feature housewares, antiques, collectibles, pictures/frames, small appliances, clothing, books and other items.

The sale will be at the clubhouse from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The event includes a bake sale offering cookies, breads and other homemade bakery items.

Proceeds from the event support the club and its philanthropic projects.

For information, call the club at 414-257-9935.

Swan Park neighborhood holding rummage sale

The Swan Park Neighborhood Association is holding a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. The neighborhood is located between Menomonee River Parkway to 92nd Street/Swan, and North Avenue to Center Street.

Friends of Hoyt Park and Pool hosts classic car show

Friends of Hoyt Park and Pool, 1800 N. Swan Blvd., hosts its second annual Classic Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

Dash plaques will be given for the first 100 entries. The event also features food and refreshments.

The beer garden will be open at noon and there will be live music from Front Porch Rockers and Scotch & Soda.

Registration is $10 per car and the show is open to all makes/types and age of cars. Please download and mail in the registration form from Day of registrations will also be accepted.

Cars will be displayed at Hoyt Park's paved parking lot with tree-lined medians.

Mount Mary offers help for aspiring writers

The Publishing Institute at Mount Mary University, 2900 Menomonee River Parkway, on Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, offers resources, connections and inspiration for writers and will feature well-known writers Jacquelyn Mitchard and Dasha Kelly, who both have ties to the Milwaukee community.

The Institute, which is open to writers of all genres and skill levels, begins with a Friday evening kickoff. Kelly, recently awarded the City of Milwaukee’s Artist of the Year award for 2016, will channel her storytelling techniques in performance, spoken word and written poetry for her presentation “Poets and Poetry in our World.”  Saturday will feature a daylong series of workshops and critique sessions.

The event concludes with wine and appetizers, book signings and opportunities to network and socialize with other writers. Whether writers are beginner or well established in their careers, this two-day institute is sure to spark inspiration and may even advance careers.

The cost for the Institute is $80 with lunch included.

For information, visit

Luther Manor hosts classic car show, ice cream social

Luther Manor, 4545 N. 92nd St., is hosting a Classic Car Show & Ice Cream Social from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Lipoid Faith & Education parking lot.

The event features food, beverages and a raffle.

Kathy’s House holding golf fundraiser

Kathy’s House is hosting the third annual Kathy’s Classic Golf Outing at Ozaukee Country Club, 10823 N River Road, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19.

Proceeds from the charity golf outing will provide lodging for families who face severe financial hardship.

Entrance fee is $200 for a single golfer; $35 for nongolfer dinner-only ticket.

For information and to register, go to

Historical society hosts Highlands tour

The Wauwatosa Historical Society presents Highlands@100, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the design of the Washington Highlands neighborhood by renowned German city planner Werner Hegemann, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Hegemann envisioned homes in a variety of styles along curving, tree-lined streets laid out in a Garden City design.

The Highlands@100 tour includes Colonial revival and Tudor revival homes built in the 1920s and 1930s, as well as a midcentury modern ranch built in the 1950s that Hegemann might not have imagined. One of the Highlands’ largest homes, the 5,488-square-foot Tudor revival home Miller Brewery President Frederick A. “Fritz” Miller had built at 6300 Washington Circle, serves as tour headquarters.

Advance tickets for $17 ($14 for historical society members) will be available at Wisconsin Garden & Pet, 8524 W. North Ave. and the Little Read Book Store, 7603 W. State St. Tickets can be pre-ordered at for day-of-tour pickup. On Oct. 1, tickets for $20 ($17 for society members) will be available outside 6300 Washington Circle. Proceeds support the historical society’s preservation and education missions.

Take in music, food at TosaFest

Celebrate the end of summer at TosaFest from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, and from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at 7615 W. State St.

The weekend features three stages and more than a dozen musical acts.

The proceeds from TosaFest support community projects in the areas of education, safety and neighborhood improvement.

Backgammon club holding tournament

The Milwaukee Backgammon Club will host a tournaments at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 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

Tosa Green Summit comes to Civic Center

The Wauwatosa Civic Center, 7725 W. North Ave., hosts the sixth annual Tosa Green Summit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. The event is a free informational open house to learn how you can make your community green and sustainable.

More than 25 exhibitors provide awareness and education on topics ranging from home energy, conservation, water, gardening, transportation and food. This year's summit coincides with Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District's annual household hazardous waste collection, along with textile collections, providing opportunities to both create awareness and take action.

For information, like on Facebook at or contact Jeff Roznowski at jroznow or 414-803-9500.

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