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Thursday

'Peace Like a River' discussion: Members of the Hart Park Senior CenterContemporary Book Club will discuss the Tosa's All-City Read book, 'Peace Like a River,' at 12:45 p.m. at the center, 7300 W. Chestnut St. For information, call (414) 471-8495.

Scrumptious Soup Sampling: The Wauwatosa Woman's Club, 1626 N. Wauwatosa Ave., is hosting a soup sampling from 6 to 9 p.m.The event showcases some the best soups in the city. The event is open to the public and advanced reservations are encouraged, though walk-ins will be accepted. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for children ages four to 12; children ages 3 or younger get in free. Tickets include soup, salad, bread, dessert, soda and water. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. For information, call the club at (414) 257-9935.

Friday

'Disney's Beauty and the Beast': Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast,' at Wauwatosa East High Schoolon Feb. 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m.as well as February 21 and 28 matinees at 2 p.m. Get pricing, directions, box office info and more at TosaEastTheatre.org. Tickets are on sale now at ShowTix4U.com.

Mystery at the Mansion: The Wauwatosa Historical Society's 'Hysterical Society Players' will be present at this audience participation show Feb. 19, 20, 26 and 27 at the Kneeland-Walker House, 7406 Hillcrest Drive, A maximum of 80 tickets per performance are available and the shows sell out quickly. Tickets cost $35 for WHS members and $40 for nonmembers. To order tickets, visit wauwatosahistoricalsociety.org.

'Love's Labour's Lost': A company of student actors will work and prepare this Shakespearean comedy in a manner referred to today as 'original practices.' Some people believe that in The Bard's day much more of the show was the creative and technical product of the individual actors rather than today's practice of director- and designer-led cohesively conceptual performances. With very little time for group rehearsals, the performances take on an added intensity and energy resulting in truly unique, one-time events. This show goes on at 7:30 p.m. in the Raabe Theatreon the Wisconsin Lutheran College campus, 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. General admission tickets cost $5. Visit wlc.edu and click on 'Upcoming Events' to buy tickets.

Saturday

Story Time:Barnes & Nobleat Mayfair Mall, 2500 N. Mayfair Road, hosts the ' The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit: And Other Cherished Stories ' children's story time at 11 a.m. on the upper level. Fun activities will follow the story time.

'Three Decembers': Corliss Phillabaum, professor of theater at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts, will lead this Florentine Opera Insights presentation from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave. Learn more about the Florentine Opera Chorus' upcoming performance of 'Three Decembers,' including a detailed synopsis and background on the opera, and hear live musical selections performed.

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.

'Taming of the Shrew': A company of student actors will work and prepare this Shakespearean comedy in a manner referred to today as 'original practices.' (See 'Love's Labor Lost,' above.) This show goes on at 7:30 p.m.in the Raabe Theatreon the Wisconsin Lutheran College campus, 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. General admission tickets cost $5. Visit wlc.edu and click on 'Upcoming Events' to buy tickets.

Sunday

Winter Wonderland: Take a walk through Hoyt Park with horticulturist Michael Kreuser, who will point out unique features of plants and trees, and enjoy the food and beverages for sale in the Hoyt Park Grand Hall during this Friends of Hoyt Park & Pool winter event from noon to 4 p.m.An indoor children's area will have winter-themed activities, including a crafts station.

4 O'Clock free concert series: The Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra will perform at 4 p.m.at The First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa, 1511 Church St. Light refreshments will be served during the cabaret-style performance. The concert is free, but donations are gladly accepted.

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. Market products for sale include meat, cheese, eggs, apples, oats, herbal products, microgreens, preserves, teas, candies, pastries, salsas and fair trade products.

'Two Gentlemen of Verona':A company of student actors will work and prepare this Shakespearean comedy in a manner referred to today as 'original practices.' (See 'Love's Labor's Lost,' above.) This show goes on at 7:30 p.m. in the Raabe Theatreon the Wisconsin Lutheran College campus, 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. General admission tickets cost $5. Visit wlc.edu and click on 'Upcoming Events' to buy tickets.

Finding the Miraculous in 'Peace Like a River':The Rev. Steven Peay of Nashotah House, the Rev. Sue Burwell of Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist, the Rev. Matthew Kruse of St. Matthew's and the Rev. Jim Rad of Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church will discuss the Biblical references and spiritual elements in this year's Tosa's All-City Read selection during a panel discussion from 1 to 3 p.m.at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 1615 N. Wauwatosa Ave.

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.

St. Jude Thrift Shop sale: Women's blazers, dresses and skirts will be half off at the St. Jude Thrift Shop, 822 Glenview Ave., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday For information, visit stjudeparishwauwatosa.org.

All-City Read book discussion:Join fellow readers for a discussion of 'Peace Like a River' from 7 to 8 p.m.at Lucky Joe's Alchemy & Eatery, 1425 Underwood Ave.

Tuesday

Importance of laughter: The Hart Park Senior Centerwill host the presentation 'Humor: How It Can Keep You Young and Healthy' by The Laureate Group at 1:30 p.m. at the center, 7300 W. Chestnut St. For information, call (414) 471-8495. Registration is appreciated for this free program.

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.

Backgammon play: The Milwaukee Backgammon Club invites all players, from novice to advanced, to its open play night of heads-up games, multiplayer chouettes, a mini-tournament and beginner lessons at 7 p.m. at Rounding Third Sports Bar & Grill, 6317 W. Bluemound Road. For information, visit mkebackgammon.org or email info@mkebackgammon.org.

Battle of the Bartenders: See which Tosa bartender is crowned the winner at this free event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Camp Bar Tosa, 6600 W. North Ave. Celebrity judges will select their favorite concoction based on appearance, taste and adherence to the Rustler's Hooch theme. Appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be open.

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