Thursday 4/27 

Holiday Inn Express Ribbon Cutting: Join a red carpet ribbon cutting at the renovated Holiday Inn Express Milwaukee-West Medical Center, 11111 W. North Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Appetizers and beverages will be served and prizes will be given out. The ribbon cutting will take place at 5 p.m.

MidTownTosaStrategic Master Plan Kick-off Meeting: Join the effort to create a master plan to guide the future of the MidTown Tosa district by attending a kick-off meeting at 6 p.m. in the lower level civic center room at City Hall, 7725 W. North Ave. A short presentation will be made, followed by small-group discussion. Another way to get involved is to take the survey at Select “Take the Survey” on the right side of the page.

Friday 4/28 

Zootastic: Explore the Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, using all five senses during this family night fundraiser for the Zoological Society of Milwaukee from 5 to 9 p.m. Noodles & Company, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market and Cedar Crest Ice Cream will provide food. DJ Tim Sledge will provide kid-friendly music. Insider animal talks, kid-friendly activities, a dance party and a silent auction also will be on tap. Tickets cost $80 per family of four, $20 per child, and $30 per person ages 13 and older. Zoo Pass members get a discount. The fee, less $10 per person, is tax-deductible. For information and to register, visit or call 414-258-2333.

Saturday 4/29 

Used Book Sale: The Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave., will host a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (also 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday).

Artists’ Pop-up Shop: Eight local artists will hold a pop-up shop at the Little Red Store, 7720 Harwood Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handmade gifts and décor will be available for purchase.

Clothing Drive: The Wauwatosa East Red Raiders Marching Band will hold a clothing drive to benefit the Marching Band as well as Easter Seals of Wisconsin at the Wauwatosa East east parking lot off of 74th Street between 9 a.m. and noon. Students and parents will help unload your car and transport your donations into the Easter Seals truck. They will also accept shoes and boots, winter wear, blankets, curtains, purses and backpacks. Donations are tax-deductible. The school is located at 7500 Milwaukee Ave.

Taco dinner fundraiser: The World Champion Daley Debutantes Baton and Drum Corps will host an all-you-can-eat Taco Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Redemption Lutheran Church, 4057 N. Mayfair Road. The fundraiser will support the Daley Debutantes, a youth group that performs in many local parades. Members range in age from 4 to 24 years old and twirl baton, play percussion, or spin flags. Visit for more information.

Fashion show: A Wauwatosa business, Hyde Park MKE, 6738 W Wells St., and a local jewelry designer featured at the store, Rivolt Accessories, will be featured at a fashion show at West Elm, 342 N. Water St., Milwaukee. The event is free, with a suggested minimum donation of $8. All proceeds benefit West Elm's partnership with, an organization geared towards helping build artisan businesses. Doors open at 7 p.m. Ticket can be purchased at

Sunday 4/30 

Documentary Film Screening: St. Matthew’s Church, 1615 Wauwatosa Ave., will host a screening of the documentary film “Milwaukee 53206” followed by a discussion from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. “Milwaukee 53206” shows the daily realities of all those affected by mass incarceration in America through the intimate stories of those living in America’s most incarcerated ZIP code. For information about “Milwaukee 53206,” and to view the trailer, visit

The Lutheran A Cappella Choir in Concert: The Lutheran A Cappella Choir will present "Sing to the Lord a New Song," with a focus on various settings of the Psalms, at 3 p.m. at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 1615 N. Wauwatosa Ave. Tickets can be purchased at the choir’s website,, or may be purchased at the door. Tickets cost $15; seniors and students get in for $12.

Monday 5/1 

Spring Leadership Luncheon: The Wauwatosa Public Library’s Spring Leadership Luncheon will feature special guest Isabel Wilkerson, author of “The Warmth of Other Suns,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West, 10499 Innovation Drive. Mary Newton, Dr. Jim Sanger and five high school juniors will be honored. Tickets, available at the library, cost $50 for an individual reservation or $125 for a Leadership Level reservation that includes a signed book.

Afternoons with Autumn: Children in 5-year-old kindergarten through fifth grade can read out loud to therapy dog Autumn for 10 to 15 minutes between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave. Sign up your child for a spot by calling 414-471-8486. Autumn’s owner will be present in the room but will not interact with the child while they read.

Honoring Teachers: The Suburban Woman’s Club of Wauwatosa will present scholarships to four Wauwatosa teachers at 7 p.m. at the Wauwatosa Memorial Civic Center, 7725 W. North Ave. The teachers will share their plans to take advanced coursework to enhance the lives of students in the Wauwatosa School District. They also will discuss the classes they currently teach as well as new, innovative teaching methods used in today’s classrooms. At 7:30 p.m., Wendy Traeger, a professional mezzo soprano, will sing Broadway show tunes. Traeger has been the director of choirs at Wauwatosa East High School and Longfellow Middle School for the past 27 years. For reservations, call club president Nancy Schrap at 414-771-6472.

Tuesday 5/2 

Rhyme Time: Children up to 3 years of age are invited to enjoy a 20-minute session featuring nursery rhymes, stories, songs, finger plays and more at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave. An adult must attend with the child; older siblings are welcome.

Wednesday 5/3 

Rhyme Time: Children up to 3 years of age are invited to enjoy a 20-minute session featuring nursery rhymes, stories, songs, finger plays and more at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave. An adult must attend with the child; older siblings are welcome.

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 or visit

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