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Thursday

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 11 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave . An adult must attend with the child; older siblings are welcome.

Friday

Wild Instagram contest: The Zoological Society of Milwaukee is holding an Instagram contest at the Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, through Feb. 18. From Jan. 15 to 21, the theme is the Aquatic & Reptile Center; upload entries to Instagram using the hashtags #WildWinterMKEZoo #ARC. Winners will receive a gift certificate that can be used toward a Zoo Pass, education classes and camps, animal sponsorships and Zoological Society events.

Saturday

Book launch:Tosan Connie Cortright hosts a launch party for the debut of her self-published Christian historical fiction novel 'Guide Me Home' at 2 p.m. at Northwestern Publishing House Christian Books and Gifts, 1250 N. 113th St. This book tells the story of a Christian schoolteacher from the Midwest who experiences the Jazz Age when she moves to the city.

'World War II Milwaukee'book signing:Meet author Meg Jones at Barnes & Noble, 2500 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 196, at 1 p.m. She will present her book and sign copies.

Zumba class: The Wauwatosa Woman's club, 1626 Wauwatosa Ave., will host a Zumba fitness class at 1:30 p.m. The class is a fundraiser for the club and its philanthropic efforts. To reserve your spot in the class, mail a check for $10 payable to WWC, to the Wauwatosa Woman's Club, 1626 Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53213. For information, email Allison at allison.m.schweitzer@gmail.com. Registration is limited to the first 75 entrants.

Sunday

Samson Stomp & Romp: The Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, hosts this run/walk, beginning with registration from 8 to 9 a.m. Money raised from the event supports all of the animals at the zoo. There are four races to choose from: a 5K competitive run at 9:30 a.m.; a 2-mile fun run/walk at 10:15 a.m.; a 1-mile romp for children at 10:45 a.m.; and a quarter-mile mini-romp for children at 11 a.m. The race day registration fee is $30 per runner; only cash or checks will be accepted on race day.

Monday

Frankly Music Russian Masters Concert: Wisconsin Lutheran College welcomes back William Wolfram and David Requiro for an all-Russian program examining the distinct musical language of three masterful composers, featuring an early work of Rachmaninov, the haunting sonata of Prokoviev and the powerful Shostakovich Trio No. 2. at 7 p.m. in the Center for Arts and Performance, Schwan Concert Hall, 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets cost $10 to $35 and can be puchased online at http://bit.ly/1mhKRcr.

Tuesday 1/19

Protecting Your ID: The Hart Park Senior Center, 7300 Chestnut St., will host this talk at 10:30 a.m., given by the Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative.

Wednesday

Backgammon tourney: The Milwaukee Backgammon Club will host a tournament at 7 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. For more information, email mkebackgammon@att.net

Stop Struggling with Goal Setting: Get a better handle on how to set achievable goals that further your interests during this free workshop hosted by Sandler Training and the Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce at the chamber office, 10437 Innovation Drive, Suite 119, from 9 a.m. to noon. For information, visit www.psta.sandler.com/forms/show/5906 or call Eric at (920) 819-4186.

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