Wauwatosa's All-City Read kicked off in early February, but the remainder of the month is still packed with events for lovers of the book 'Peace Like a River' by Minnesota author Leif Enger.
The monthlong event aims to have all residents in Wauwatosa read the same book at the same time and then come together for neighborhood book discussions, public meetings and other community events.
Here are the events lined up for late February. More events are scheduled for later on in the month. For a full lineup visit tosasallcityread.com.
The Creative Arts Challenge planned for the afternoon of Feb. 20 at Longfellow Middle School has been canceled.
·Panel Discussion: Finding the Miraculous in 'Peace Like a River,' 1 p.m. Feb. 21: Reverend Dr. Steven Peay of Nashotah House, Pastor Sue Burwell of Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist, Pastor Matthew Kruse of St. Matt's and Reverend Jim Rand of Wauwatosa Presbyterian discuss the spiritual elements of the book at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1615 N. Wauwatosa Ave. Free. For information, email info@TosasAllCityRead.com.
·Book Discussion, 7 p.m. Feb. 22:Join the discussion at the Village's newest place for small plates, desserts and signature drinks at Lucky Joe's Alchemy & Eatery, 1425 Underwood Ave. Free.
·Battle of the Bartenders,5:30 p.m. Feb. 24: Celebrity judges will select their favorite concoction based on appearance, taste and adherence to the theme 'Rustler's Hooch' at Camp Bar, 6600 W. North Ave. See which Tosa bartender is crowned the supreme champion mixologist at this fun, free event. Cash bar for observers; free snacks provided.
·Book and a Movie featuring Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25: Not only is outlaw Butch Cassidy mentioned in 'Peace Like a River,' but there are also plenty of similarities between the movie and the book. Dr. Katherine Wikoff, English and Film professor at MSOE, will lead a fun 'talk back' session following the movie at Gallery 2622, 2622 N. Wauwatosa Ave. Popcorn provided; BYO beverages or other snacks. Free.