Events and activities coming up in Wauwatosa

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City Hall hosts Food Truck Day

The Wauwatosa Civic Center, 7725 W. North Ave., is hosting a Food Truck Day, a chance to taste the latest in cuisine-on-the-go from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. The trucks will be in the parking lot.

All are invited to attend.

Library presents author of ‘Click, Clack, Surprise’

The Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave., presents an author/Illustrator event with Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.

Boswell Book Company will have copies of their book, "Click, Clack, Surprise!" available for purchase and signing.

The program will be held in the library’s Children's Story Room.

Woman’s Club hosts Milwaukee author at next meeting

The Suburban Woman’s Club of Wauwatosa presents author Barbara Ali at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. at the Wauwatosa Memorial Civic Center, 7725 W. North Ave.

Milwaukeean Ali is an avid photographer, world traveler, adventurer, mom and author of “The Milwaukee Bucket List: 101 Real Milwaukee Adventures” and “101 Things to Do in Milwaukee Parks” among others. Her inspiration for writing these books was her youngest son, Omar, who has Down syndrome. She wanted to create a life filled with fun and with new adventures every day.

The afternoon begins with refreshments at 12:30 p.m., a brief SWCW meeting at 1 p.m. followed by the program at 1:30 p.m.

To make your reservation or for information regarding club activities, call President Nancy Schrap at 414-771-6472.

Health Department presents speaker series on Alzheimer’s

The Wauwatosa Health Department presents Forget Me Not: An Adult Health Speaker Series that focuses on meeting the needs of families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.

All of the programs are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Wauwatosa Public Library's Firefly Room, 7635 W. North Ave.

The upcoming programs include:

  • Tuesday Sept. 27 – The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Tuesday, Oct. 4 – Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the latest Research
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 – Effective Communication Strategies
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Understanding and Responding to Dementia–Related Behavior (note: The Oct. 18 presentation will be held in the Lower Civic Center at city hall)

All programs are free of charge.

For information, contact The Wauwatosa Health Department at wauwatosa.net/health.

Neighborhood Association hosts cribbage tournament

The Wauwatosa Neighborhood Association Council is hosting Tosa’s fourth annual NAC All-Neighborhood Cribbage Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Wauwatosa Woman’s Club, 1626 N Wauwatosa Ave. Each of Wauwatosa’s neighborhood associations is invited to enter teams.

Registration begins Thursday, Sept. 15. Two people from the same neighborhood association form a team, and there is a limit of four teams per neighborhood. Players must be at least 21 to play, as alcohol will be present. Send in the entrance fee of $10 per team (checks made payable to Wauwatosa NAC), player names and your neighborhood association name to 6650 State St., Box 140, Wauwatosa, WI 53213. Team entries must be received by Saturday, Nov. 5. Please register all teams from your neighborhood at one time.

If you are on your neighborhood association board, consider hosting a tournament to determine who will represent your neighborhood. If you're interested in playing for your association, contact your board to see if you can play. If your neighborhood is not organized to pick teams, contact Larry Kopperud, the tournament organizer, at treasurer@WauwatosaNAC.org to register. Additional information can be found at facebook.com/TosaAnnualCribbageTourney.

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 http://bit.ly/2bTOcPt. 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 mtmary.edu/news-events/events/publishing-institute.html.

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 wauwatosahistoricalsociety.org 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.

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