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Thursday

Puttin' on the Ritz: The Zoological Society of Milwaukee holds its annual Puttin' on the Ritz fundraiser, with cocktails starting at 6 p.m. The black-tie event raises money for the society and its support of the Milwaukee County Zoo, and 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. For information, call Laura with the Zoological Society at (414) 258-2333 or email specialevents@zoosociety.org.

Tosa chamber social: The Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual member showcase and social from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 2303 North Mayfair Road. Attendees can enjoy a delicious buffet and passed hors d'oeuvres, raffle giveaways, gift cards and wine pulls, and visit with chamber member exhibitors. The program honors the Bartolotta restaurants. Individual tickets are $50. For more information, visit http://conta.cc/1Y2vVep

Friday

Write write write: Entries for the all-city writing contest are due today, Friday, Jan. 29. The contest is a part of the Wauwatosa All-City Read, and offers a chance to win cash prizes. The theme is, 'Write a poem that tells a story.' There are no restrictions on length, style or topic. Prizes will be awarded according to grade level, with an adult level, too. For more information and an entry form, visit tosasallcityread.com/writing-contest.

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. Each week will have a theme, and a team of judges will look at the entries to pick a winner each Friday. From Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, the theme is the Small Mammals Building. Upload entries to Instagram using the hashtags #WildWinterMKEZoo #SmallButMighty. 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

Story Time:Barnes & Nobleat Mayfair, 2500 N. Mayfair Road, hosts the 'Groundhog's Dilemma' and 'Groundhog's Day Off' children's story time at 11 a.m. on the upper level. Children can get into the spirit of Groundhog's Day with these two tales.

Open swim: The whole family can go for a swim at Wauwatosa East High School, 7500 Milwaukee Ave., from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. Children 7 and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Admission costs $1 for children 17 and younger and adults 62 and older and $2 for adults. Exact change required. Water wings, inflated tubes, masks and snorkels not allowed. Check bit.ly/1ISZygN for changes to the schedule.

'Love Ruby Valentine': Children's Theatre of Wauwatosa presents the Sunset Playhouseproduction of 'Love Ruby Valentine' at 2 p.m. at the Lois Weber Theatreat 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 cost $5 each and are available at the box office on performance days.

Isthmus Brass:Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8815 W. Bluemound Road, features the Isthmus Brass at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $28. For information, call the box office at (414) 443-8802. Discounted student tickets, available to all students, elementary through college, are available.

Women's Wellness Event: The Women of St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1615 Wauwatosa Ave., invite all women to attend this event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.The theme is 'How Beautiful Are the Feet of Those Who Bring Good News.' A light breakfast will be served, and a keynote address will be given by Elizabeth Murphy, columnist, conference and retreat speaker, whose scripture-based message centers on the power of kind words, grateful expressions, and a peaceful presence. Breakout sessions on reflexology, massage therapy, and essential oils will provide complementary paths to relaxation and stress reduction. The morning concludes with a light lunch. The cost of the event is $15. Women may register via the St. Mathew's church's website: www.stmattslutheran.org or by calling the church office at (414) 774-0441.

Monday

Open swim: The whole family can go for a swim at Wauwatosa East High School, 7500 Milwaukee Ave., from 7 to 8:30 p.m.Children 7 and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Admission costs $1 for children 17 and younger and adults 62 and older and $2 for adults. Exact change required. Water wings, inflated tubes, masks and snorkels not allowed. Check bit.ly/1ISZygN for changes to the schedule.

Story time at the library:Children ages 3 to 6 who can attend a program independently can take part in this session from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave. Enjoy stories, songs, dramatic movement and fun with literacy. Registration is required; call the library at (414) 471-8486 or stop by the children's desk at the library to sign up. This weekly program runs through the week of Feb. 15.

Tuesday

Story time at the library: Children ages 3 to 6 who can attend a program independently can take part in this session from 9:30 to 10 a.m. or 6:30 to 7 p.m. at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave. Enjoy stories, songs, dramatic movement and fun with literacy. Registration is required; call the library at (414) 471-8486 or stop by the children's desk at the library to sign up. This weekly program runs through the week of Feb. 15.

Pilgrim Lutheran School open enrollment day: Staff will be available at Pilgrim Lutheran School, 6717 W. Center St., from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to help families fill out the Choice Application on the Department of Public Instruction website, required for enrollment for the 2016-17 school year.

Will the groundhog see her shadow?:Watch to see if Wynter the groundhog sees her shadow, forecasting six more weeks of winter, at the Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, at 10:30 a.m. at the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm. Regular admission applies.

Wednesday

Open swim:The whole family can go for a swim at Wauwatosa East High School, 7500 Milwaukee Ave., from 7 to 8:30 p.m.Children 7 and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Admission costs $1 for children 17 and younger and adults 62 and older and $2 for adults. Exact change required. Water wings, inflated tubes, masks and snorkels not allowed. Check bit.ly/1ISZygN for changes to the schedule.

Pianist Ted Oliver: Ted Oliver will perform at Steinway Piano Galleryof 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 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. Of that, $1 pays club expenses and the remainder goes toward prize money. For more information, go to mkebackgammon.org or email info@mkebackgammon.org.

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