Steinway piano presents sandwich and a Steinway

Steinway Piano Gallery of Milwaukee, 11550 W. North Ave., hosts Sandwich & a Steinway with Gregory Hartmann from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23.

Hartmann is a piano performance major at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Hartmann began playing piano at the age of 5, and since then has had success at various piano competitions.

Admission is a $5 suggested donation.

Church continues free concert series

The First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa, 1511 Church St., continues its 4 O' Clocks free concert series with two more performances: the Philomusica Quartet on Sunday, March 13, and the Carroll University Chamber Singers and Women's Ensemble on Sunday, April 24.

Now in its eighth season, the critically acclaimed Philomusica Quartet continues to delight with its string quartet repertoire. The Carroll University Chamber Singers and Women's Ensemble presents an eclectic program of choral music.

The concerts are free, but donations are gladly accepted.

For information, contact the church office at (414) 258-7375 or online at

Backgammon club hosting tournament

The Milwaukee Backgammon Club hosts its next tournament at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 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.The entry fee is $6, with $5 of the fee 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 or visit

We the People team hosting fundraiser for D.C. trip

The We the People team from Wauwatosa West is preparing to head to Washington, D.C., to represent Wisconsin in a national competition. The group needs to raise $60,000 for its trip and is planning several fundraisers, including a brunch with raffle items from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at O'Sullivan's, 12525 W. North Ave., Ellm Grove.

The cost of the event is $15 at the door. Reservations are encouraged as this event fills quickly. To reserve your spot, call (262) 784-1656.

Zoological society hosting wine tasting

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee is hosting its Wines and Beers of the World fundraiser from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at the Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road. Guests can sample wines, beers and savory foods and stroll through the Stearns Family Apes of Africa & Primates of the World buildings.

Attendees must be at least 21 years old. Proceeds go to benefit the Zoological Society's annual appeal to give the colobus monkeys an access corridor to the outdoor exhibit.

The event features wines, beers, gourmet foods and desserts for sampling. Purchase VIP tickets and enjoy early entry at 6 p.m. as well as entry into a drawing to win a behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo.

Regular tickets are $50 for Zoological Society members and guests (registering at the same time as a member); $60 for nonmembers; $20 for designated drivers. VIP tickets are $60 for Zoological Society members; $70 for non-members; $30 for designated drivers.

To register and for a list of vendors, go to or call (414) 258-2333.

Medical College hosts heart health conference

The Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 W. Watertown Plank Road, hosts a 'Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease' heart health conference from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 14, at the Alumni Center. The presentation features nutrition expert Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a physician and researcher at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, and his wife and author, Ann Crile Esselstyn.

The Esselstyns will present research findings, clinical recommendations and recipes based on the best-selling book 'Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease' and the documentary 'Forks Over Knives.' Dr. Esselstyn's nutrition book promotes a plant-based, oil-free, low-fat and whole foods diet.

Visit the registration page in advance to reserve a seat. Space at the conference is limited. For information, contact Sophia Aboagye at or (414) 955-8800.

St. Jude Thrift Shop continues annual sale

The St. Jude Thrift Shop, 822 Glenview Ave., will offer half-price women's blazers, dresses and skirts 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, providing 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

Historical society takes a look at 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 (including Caroline Quiner Ingalls of Brookfield).

For more information, go to the society's website at

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.

Tosa Fire Department offers CPR class

The Wauwatosa Fire Department will offer a Heartsaver CPR class from 6 to 10 p.m. March 16 at the fire station at 1601 Underwood Ave. in the Village of Wauwatosa. The cost of the session is $20.

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

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