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Wauwatosa Presbyterian hosts piano concert

The Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church concert series continues with a concert by Tyler Wottrich, a 2006 finalist in the National Piano Arts competition, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at the church, 2366 N. 80th St.

Wottrich will be joined for this concert by his wife, Mariane Lemieux-Wottrich, a French-Canadian lyric coloratura who has performed extensively in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

The repertoire for this concert includes three Rachmaninoff Preludes and two Schubert Impromptus.

It also includes the charming Seven Early Songs by Alban Berg and several Faure chansons sung by Lemieux-Wottrich in collaboration with her husband.

The audience has the opportunity to meet the artists at a reception following the concert. Tickets for the performance are $10, or $5 for students and seniors, and will be available at the door or reserved at marthastoner@att.net or (414) 873-0204.

Wauwatosa Woman's Club

hosts soup sampling night

The Wauwatosa Woman's Club, 1626 N. Wauwatosa Ave., is hosting its second Scrumptious Soup Sampling from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the clubhouse. The event showcases some the best soups in the city.

New to the lineup this year is Irie Zulu, Corner Bakery Cafe, McBob's and Lisa Kaye Catering. The event is open to the public and advanced reservations are encouraged, though walk-ins will be accepted.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages four to 12; children ages three or younger are free. Tickets include soup, salad, bread, dessert, soda and water. Beer and wine provided by Ruby Tap will be available for purchase.

For information, call the club at (414) 257-9935.

Church hosting winter farmers' market

Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church, 2366 N. 80th St., is hosting a Winter Farmers Market and brunch from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. Market products for sale include meat, cheese, eggs, apples, oats, herbal products, microgreens, preserves, teas, candies, pastries, salsas and fair trade products.

Backgammon club hosting tournament Feb. 17

The Milwaukee Backgammon Club hosts its next tournament at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Rounding Third Sports Bar & Grill, 6317 W. Bluemound Road. The tournament includes a main flight and a consolation flight, guaranteeing at least two five-point matches for everyone who enters. Entry fee is $6, with $5 awarded the top three finishers and the remaining $1 going toward club expenses.

The club plays there at 7 p.m. every Wednesday — tournaments the first, third and fifth week; open play (including heads-up games, multiplayer chouettes and beginner lessons) the second and fourth week of each month.

For information, email info@mkebackgammon.org or visit mkebackgammon.org.

St. Jude the Apostle School hosts open house

St. Jude the Apostle School, 800 Glenview Ave., is hosting an open house for prospective new families on Monday, Feb. 15. New families are invited to visit while school is in session and meet with the students and teachers. Individual tours will be given, and there will be plenty of time to ask questions and meet with the principal.

Learn about the school's curriculum, athletics, fine arts offerings and extra-curricular activities. Registration materials will be available on that day for those who wish to sign up for next year.

For a private tour on an alternate date, please contact the school office at (414) 771-1520.

Register now for Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Run/Walk

The 20th annual Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Club Run & Walk will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Wil-O-Way Recreation Center, 10602 Underwood Parkway.

The event supports heart research at the Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in which more than 200 faculty physicians and research scientists study the causes, prevention and treatment of heart disease.

The Cullen Run/Walk is an 8-kilometer run (scored), and a 2-mile fun run/walk along Underwood Parkway in Wauwatosa. Sponsored by the Cullen family and the Badgerland Striders, the event includes Cullen Family & Friends Chili, refreshments, food, an awards ceremony and live music for the entire family. Special edition 20th anniversary jackets will be available for purchase.

For those wishing to participate but who wish to avoid cold temperatures, an indoor option also is available through the Wisconsin Athletic Club in Wauwatosa.

The event is held in memory of Steve Cullen, a former Milwaukee alderman, who died in 1995 at age 40 of sudden cardiac arrhythmia. His father, at age 41, and two brothers, ages 53 and 51, also died of heart disease.

Registration is available online, by mail or in person. Registration is $35 for individuals and $125 for families. Online registration closes Feb. 9.

For information and to register for the event, go to cullenrun.com.

St. Jude's Thrift Shop plans midwinter sale

Everything in the St. Jude Thrift Shop, 822 Glenview Ave., will be half price during its midwinter sale on Monday, Feb. 8, Wednesday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 13. The store carries clothing for the entire family, household goods, toys, books, jewelry and other items.

During the week of Feb. 15, the shop will offer men's suits, jackets and pants at half off. Women's blazers, dresses and skirts will be half off on Monday, Feb. 22, Wednesday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 27, and all books, DVDs and magazines will be on sale Monday, Feb. 29, Wednesday, March 2, and Saturday, March 5.

The store is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The St. Jude Thrift Shop is a mission of the Women of St. Jude, which provides caring service to the community as well as contributing support to the parish.

For information, call Roberta at (414) 659-9513 or (414) 259-0975, or visit the website at stjudeparishwauwatosa.org.

Historical society presents program on hats, dresses

The Wauwatosa Historical Society is holding its general meeting followed by a presentation called Hats Off to Her Story at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at First Congregational Church, 1511 Church St.

Historical dressmaker and milliner Carol Jensen will tell the group about six Wisconsin women, the hats they wore and the role they played in our history.

Eisenhower school plans resale event in March

Eisenhower Elementary, 11600 W. Center St., will be holding its eighth annual children's clothing and toy resale in March.

If your closets are overflowing, but you dread having a garage sale, you can turn those unwanted items into cash by letting Eisenhower have the sale for you. Register as a seller for a $5 fee, set your own prices with the provided tags, drop off your items at Eisenhower and let us do the rest.

Sixty percent of the sale price will go to you and 40 percent will go to Eisenhower. Seller registration will be held just inside the Eisenhower main entrance on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 8 to 10 a.m. and 4:30 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 4:30 to 8 pm. Call (414) 302-0657 or (414) 465-1908 for more information.

School children performing 'Cinderella'

Five troupes of 18 children will perform 'Cinderella' to all Wauwatosa public and parochial schools over a four-week period from Feb. 22 to March 18. There will be five public performances: Friday, March 4; Tuesday, March 8; and Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday March 15 to 17.

All public performances will take place in the Lois Weber Theatre, Longfellow Middle School, 7600 W. North Ave.

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.

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. Tickets are $35 for WHS members and $40 for non-members. To order tickets, visit wauwatosahistoricalsociety.org.

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