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Thursday

Parochial Elementary School Art Show: Student art from local parochial elementary schools will be on display in the children's library at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave., through March 22.

Metcalfe's Art Exhibit: Residents are invited to view the Wauwatosa School District's annual art show at Metcalfe's Market, 6700 W. State St. The work will remain on display at the store until Tuesday, March 22.

Wauwatosa Woman's Club Irish dinner: The club will host an Irish dinner catered by McBob's Pub and Grill at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse, 1626 N. Wauwatosa Ave. The cost is $15 and reservations are required; call the club at (414) 257-9935. Members of the Beglan Academy of Irish Dance will perform. Music will be provided by the Garlic Mustard Pickers.

Friday

Four Freshmen concert: This group will bring tight vocal harmonies to the Schwan Concert Hallin the Center for Arts and Performance at Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8800 W. Bluemound Road, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $34 and $39. For information, visit wlc.org and click on 'upcoming events.'

Saturday

Behind the scenes at the zoo: Come see parts of the zoo not normally open to the public during this special event at the Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. For a list of tours and areas with special activities, visit milwaukeezoo.org/events.

Time of contemplation: The First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa, 1511 Church St., is holding a free retreat on 'The Open Ended Questions of the Gospels: A day to examine the questions Jesus leaves with us,' from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The retreat is open to the public. Registration is required. For information, call (414) 258-7375. There is no charge to attend. Lunch will be available for a $6 fee, or you can bring your own.

Adaptive sports open gym: People with disabilities have an opportunity to use the gym at Whitman Middle School, 11000 W. Center St., from 6 to 9 p.m. for sports and recreation. These free sessions occur the second Friday of each month and are an initiative of the Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association.

David HB Drake in concert:David HB Drake will present a concert for St. Patrick's Day at Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church, 1529 N. Wauwatosa Ave., at 7 p.m. Visit www.waumc.org for information.

Blarney Run and Walk: The 25th annual Blarney Run/Walk features a 5K competitive run, a 2-mile fun walk and the kids' Twinkle Trot, catering to both the serious runner and families. The event begins at the Friends of Hoyt Park and Pool Grand Hall at Hoyt Parkat 10 a.m. Visit wauwatosahistoricalsociety.org/Blarney.html to register.

Sunday

St. Patrick's Day pancake breakfast:St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 800 Glenview Ave., is hosting its annual St. Patrick's Day pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, along with sausage, apple sauce, doughnut holes, orange juice, milk and coffee. The Cashel Dennehy School of Dance performs at 10:30 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $4 for children and will be sold at the door.

4 O'Clock free concert series:The First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa, 1511 Church St., hosts the Philomusica Quartet at 4 p.m.A freewill offering is suggested. For information, call the church office at (414) 258-7375 or visit firstchurchtosa.org.

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. Admssion costs $1 for children 17 and younger and adults 62 and older and $2 for adults. Exact change required. Check bit.ly/1ISZygN for changes to the schedule.

Heart health conference: The Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 W. Watertown Plank Road, hosts 'Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease' from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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. Visit edrc.mcw.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=DX7DEENEPN to reserve a seat. Space at the conference is limited. For information, contact Sophia Aboagye at saboagye@mcw.edu or (414) 955-8800.

Jazz & Such: Members of the Hart Park Senior Center, 7300 W. Chestnut St., can enjoy this performance from 3:30 to 5 p.m. This is free for members and a $1 donation for guests.

Chamber get-together: The Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce is holding a women's leadership networking event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Maxie's, 6732 W. Fairview Ave. The event features good food, conversation and a little structured networking. The cost is $10 for members and $16 for others. Registration ends March 11. Contact Terry Estness at the chamber by calling (414) 453-2330.

Tuesday

Senior center birthday party:The Hart Park Senior Center, 7300 W. Chestnut St., will throw a birthday party for its members born in the month of March. Call (414) 471-8495 to register.

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 tourney: The Milwaukee Backgammon Club will host a tournament at 6:30 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. For more information, go to mkebackgammon.org or email mkebackgammon@att.net

St. Jude Thrift Shop sale: All items will cost $1 at the St. Jude Thrift Shop, 822 Glenview Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Merchandise already costing less than $1 will be half off. For information, visit stjudeparishwauwatosa.org.

Health fair: The Wauwatosa Health Department and Wauwatosa Children's Library are cosponsoring a health fair for middle-school-aged children from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave . There will be interactive booths and a chance to win a Target gift card.

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