Zoological Society sets date for annual fundraiser

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee will hold its annual 'Puttin' on the Ritz' fundraiser Jan. 28.

The black-tie event, which raises money for the society and its support of the Milwaukee County Zoo, will feature amateur boxing, gourmet dining, drinks and a live voice auction. It will be held in Bingo Hall at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 W. Canal St.

The cost is $200 per person, $2,000 for a corporate table sponsorship or $3,000 for a corporate ringside table sponsorship.

Last year's event raised $204,652.

To register, call Laura with the Zoological Society at (414) 258-2333 for an invitation or email

Children's theater presents 'Love Ruby Valentine'

Children's Theatre of Wauwatosa presents the Sunset Playhouse production of 'Love Ruby Valentine' at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Lois Weber Theatre at Longfellow Middle School 7600 W. North Ave.

The box office opens at 1:30 p.m., and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are $5 each, available at the box office on performance days.

Woman's club hosts dinner featuring international dancing

The Wauwatosa Woman's Club, 1626 N. Wauwatosa Ave., presents an evening of international foods and folk dancing for its members and their guests at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. The cost is $15 per person and includes a dinner featuring foods from foreign countries.

Costumed folk dancers representing Serbia, France, Bulgaria and other countries will perform. They also will offer lessons to interested audience members.

For information, call (414) 257-9935.

Irie Zulu holds fundraiser to benefit school

The new African and Jamaican restaurant in Wauwatosa, Irie Zulu, 7237 W. North Ave., is holding a fundraiser throughout January that benefits Wauwatosa Catholic School.

Ten percent of all sales will benefit the school. Customers are welcome to dine in, take out or buy gift items that benefit the school, in the Wauwatosa Village.

For more information visit the restaurant's website,

Wisconsin Lutheran

hosts 'Musaik' concert

Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8815 W. Bluemound Road, hosts a 'Sound of Musaik' concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, in the college's Schwan Concert Hall.

Tickets are $25, or $15 for students.

Milwaukee Musaik (formerly the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra) is a consortium of musicians dedicated to an imaginative concert experience.

The debut commences with the string orchestra concert, The Sound of Musaik! Conductor Alexander Mandl leads a plethora of soloists from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in a concertante tonal prism. ranging from concerti grossi by string masters Arcangelo Corelli and Antonio Vivaldi to the richness of the romantic Moravian tonal colors of Leos Janacek, and the witty finesse heard in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's fun and tongue-in-cheek Serenata Notturna.

Wisconsin Lutheran College also hosts its guest artist series featuring the Isthmus Brass at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. Tickets are $28.

The Isthmus Brass is Wisconsin's premiere large brass ensemble. Named for a strip of land between the lakes of Mendota and Monona in Madison, the Isthmus Brass was established in 2009 as some of the most high profile brass players in the region looked for a way to collaborate and perform together.

For more information, call the box office at (414) 443-8802.

Student tickets are available only in person at the box office. Student-priced tickets may require a student ID at the time of purchase and upon entrance to the event. Student price applies to all students, elementary through college.

Wauwatosa Fire Department offers CPR classes

Beginning in 2016, the Wauwatosa Fire Department will offer Heartsaver CPR classes for $20.

Classes will be held at the fire station at 1601 Underwood Ave. in the Wauwatosa Village. The curriculum will include adult, child and infant CPR and information about Airway Obstruction and Automatic External Defibrillators (AED).

Participants should be 12 years or older and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The class dates are:

·9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 13

· 6 to 10 p.m. March 16

Join all-city writing contest, win cash

Kids can enter Wauwatosa's All-City Read's 2016 writing contest for the chance to win a cash prize and be the talk of the town.

The theme is, 'Write a poem that tells a story.' There are no restrictions on length, style or topic.

Prizes will be awarded in four categories: grades 3-5, first prize, $25; grades 6-8, first prize, $50; high school, first prize, $75; and adult (18 and over), first prize, $100.

Winners will be published on the Tosa's All-City Read website and reprinted in Wauwatosa NOW.

Entries are due Friday, Jan. 29. For a full set of rules and an entry form, go to the All-City Read website,

Mystery at the Mansion Coming in February

The Wauwatosa Historical Society's 'Hysterical Society Players' will be presenting their 10th Mystery at the Mansion production Feb. 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2016.

This popular audience participation show blends laughter, mystery, food, drink and, of course, access to the Kneeland-Walker House in one terrific event for the Wauwatosa Historical Society.

This year's show is 'Pen and Paper: A Murderous Caper.'

A maximum of 80 tickets per performance are available and the shows sell out quickly. For those looking for an unusual and special holiday gift for friends and family, here's your chance. Tickets are $35 for WHS members and $40 for non-members. To order tickets, visit

EFW seeks T-shirt designs by Feb. 5

The Education Foundation of Wauwatosa is sponsoring a T-shirt design contest to select artwork for the T-shirts used in the foundation's 2016 walk/run on Saturday, May 7. The design contest is open to high school students only.

All entries must be postmarked, delivered, or emailed by 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5. Mailed and delivered entries go to the Fisher Building at 12121 W. North Ave.

All e-mailed entries must be sent to

A complete list of instructions along with tips and the EFW logo are available for download on the EFW website at

Last year more than 2,200 people students, parents, teachers, administrators, community members and supporters registered for the walk/run.

The EFW walk/run is the foundation's largest fundraiser. Last year's design contest winner was Anthony Nash of Tosa East.

For information on the T-shirt design contest or the annual walk/run, contact Scott Shelnutt at

Tosa Chamber holding its annual showcase, social

The Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual member showcase and social from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Radisson Hotel, 2303 North Mayfair Road.

Kick off the new year and celebrate the community at the Wauwatosa Chamber's annual Community Showcase and Social. Attendees can visit with chamber member exhibitors, and the program honors the Bartolotta restaurants.

Attendees can enjoy a delicious buffet and passed hors d'oeuvres, raffle giveaways, gift cards and wine pulls and more.

The major sponsor of the event is Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Corporate sponsorships are available at $350 for a table of eight, with event signage.

Exhibitor tables — for chamber members only — remain available.

For more information, visit

Individual tickets $40, or $50 after Jan 18.

Register at

Hart Park Senior Center has a busy January

The Hart Park Senior Center, 7300 Chestnut St., has announced its activities for January. The schedule is:

Tuesday, Jan. 19: 'Protecting Your Identification' by the Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 19: Birthday party for all members born in January at 1:30 p.m. Call to register and bring a friend.

Thursday, Jan. 21: The Contemporary Book Club discusses 'The Boys in the Boat' by Daniel James Brown at 12:45 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 25: 'Beginning Book Arts — One-Day Book-Making Work Shop' from 1 to 4 p.m. Includes all materials. Fees are $45 for members or $48 for others. Class size is limited to between 7 and 10 participants.

Wednesday, Jan. 27: Learn 'Zantangles — Repetitive Patterns as a Way of Meditation.' Draw images with structured patterns.

Call the center at (414) 471-8495 for more information.

Register for Tosa's All-City Read events

The Tosa All-City Read events for February 2016 have been announced. This year's book is 'Peace Like a River' by Minnesota author Leif Enger. The children's books are 'Chasing the Falconers' by Gordon Korman (ages 8-12) and 'The Secret River' by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (preschool to age 8). Go to and click on 'find out more' for details and to register for fascinating book discussions and events such as:

· Peace Like Milwaukee's Rivers: Feb. 4 and 13

· Country Line Dancing Class and Social: Feb. 6

· Davy's Trial, Then and Now: Feb. 16

· Creative Arts Challenge: Feb. 20

· Finding the Miraculous in 'Peace Like a River': Feb. 21

· Battle of the Bartenders: Feb. 24

· Book and a Movie event: Feb. 25

· Author visit with Leif Enger: Feb. 28

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