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Thursday 2/23

Family Storytime: The whole family can participate in stories, songs and movement during this session at 6:30 p.m. at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave. Just drop by.

Princess and Prince Tea Party: Princess Estelle of Sweden is turning 5 Feb. 23, and children are invited to a tea party in her honor at Café Blue, 6428 W. North Ave., from 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets cost $7 per child; the accompanying adult gets in free of charge. Reservations are required; go to www.TosasAllCityRead.com/events.

All-City Read Lunch and Dinner: Three restaurants are getting into the Swedish spirit in honor of the Tosa’s All-City Read book, “A Man Called Ove.” Get pea soup (and Swedish pancakes, where available) at Tosa Bowl and Bun, 7212 W. North Ave.; Red Dot, 6715 W. North Ave.; and North Avenue Grill, 7225 W. North Ave.

Saturday 2/25

Author-Illustrator Jeff Newman: Author-illustrator Jeff Newman will hold a workshop for children 5 and older at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave., from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Participants will be introduced to wordless books, take part in activities and develop a story of their own. Registration is required by calling the library at 414-471-8486.

Florentine Opera Insights: Florentine Opera representatives will discuss the opera “Don Giovanni” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave.

Lördagsgodis (Saturday Sweets): Get 10 percent off a candy purchase when you mention Tosa’s All-City Read or Lördagsgodis (lur-dogs-goo-dees) at Indulgence Chocolatiers, 6538 W. North Ave., or Niemann’s Chocolate, 7475 Harwood Ave.

Zumba Fitness Party: Take part in a Zumba workout in the Peck Welcome Center at the Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, from 6 to 8 p.m. Check-in begins at 5 p.m. Money raised will support the Zoological Society’s Sponsor an Animal program. Register at zoosociety.org/Zumba by Feb. 24; any remaining tickets will be available at the door. The cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Must be 14 or older to participate.

Sunday 2/26

Note: Author chat canceled: The videochat conversation with Fredrik Backman, author of “A Man Called Ove,” has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict.

Winter Wonderland: Friends of Hoyt Park & Pool will host a winter celebration from noon to 4 p.m. in the historic Hoyt Pool Bathhouse (The Grand Hall). Planned activities include a Winter Woods Walk through the surrounding park and landscaped pool area. Horticulturalist Michael Kreuser will lead walks through the adjacent park, pointing out unique features of plants and trees. An indoor children's area will have winter-themed activities, including a crafts station. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

String Academy of Wisconsin Concert: The students and faculty of String Academy of Wisconsin will perform at Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church, 2366 N. 80th St., at 3 p.m. to kick off the church’s 2017 concert series. Tickets cost $10 at the door; a reception will follow. For information, go to tosapres.com.

Mardi Gras Celebration: Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church, 2366 N. 80th St., will celebrate Mardi Gras at 10:30 a.m. with the South Rampart Street Paraders. The Dixieland Band will play favorite musical selections during morning worship to swing into the season of Lent.

Monday 2/27

Yo Mama! Story Time: Preschool-aged children can enjoy stories, music, crafts and a small frozen yogurt for $5 per child from 11 a.m. to noon at Yo Mama!, 1349 N. Wauwatosa Ave. For information, call 414-988-5365 or visit www.yomamagoodness.com.

All-City Read Book Discussion: Discuss “A Man Called Ove” with your neighbors at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 12012 W. North Ave., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. No reservations required.

Tuesday 2/28

Story Time: Children 3 to 6 years of age can discover stories, prereading skills, songs, movement and crafts at 1:30 p.m. at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave.

Senior Liaisons in Your Neighborhood:  Help the Wauwatosa Senior Commission map out what the role of senior liaison should be and how best to keep all seniors connected to the community during a meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave. All ages are invited.

Wednesday 3/1

Story Time: Children 3 to 6 years of age can discover stories, prereading skills, songs, movement and crafts at 9:30 and 11 a.m. at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave.

Sandwich & A Steinway: Marcell & Sam Guyton will perform at Steinway Piano Gallery of Milwaukee, 11550 W. North Ave., from noon to 1 p.m. A $5 donation is suggested.

Backgammon tourney: 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 includes a Main Flight and a Consolation Flight — guaranteeing at least two 5-point matches for everyone who enters — plus an optional side pool. The entry fee is $6. Of that, $1 pays club expenses and the remainder goes toward prize money.  For more information, email info@mkebackgammon.org or visit mkebackgammon.org.

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