Senior center holding several programs at the end of March

The Hart Park Senior Center in the Muellner Building, 7300 Chestnut St., is holding several events at the end of March, including:

· A Zentangle session at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. This is open to new and previous attendees. Zentangle is defined as an art form, drawing repetitive patterns as a way of meditation. Participants learn to draw beautiful images with structured patterns. All supplies are included. The Sign-up deadline is Friday, March 18. The cost for $10 members, $13 nonmembers

· 'Patton's Lucky Scout' at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Speaker Nancy Martin discusses the book, a fascinating World War II memoir by a remarkable solider, an advance scout for Gen. Patton and the famed Third Army on the move across Europe. Cost is $4 for members, $7 for nonmembers.

For information, call the Senior Center at (414) 471-8495.

Woman's Club fashion show spotlights Wauwatosa shops

The Wauwatosa Woman's Club, 1626 N. Wauwatosa Ave., presents its annual spring fashion show featuring stores and boutiques in Wauwatosa at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21. The show presents the latest trends from Salamander, Urban Laundry, The Village Boutique (Refined Boutique), Lucci and Hyde Park.

This is the club's major fundraiser of the year.

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

Backgammon club holding tournament

The Milwaukee Backgammon Club is holding its next tournament at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Rounding Third Sports Bar & Grill, 6317 W. Bluemound Road. The format includes a main flight and a consolation flight, guaranteeing at least two 5-point matches for everyone who enters. Entry fee is $6, with $5 returned in prize money and $1 retained for club expenses.

The club plays there at 6:30 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

Radon test kits available at Health Department

Radon, a cancer-causing and radioactive gas, has been found in all Wauwatosa ZIP codes, according to information from the city. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes for radon below the third floor. according to information from the city. The Wauwatosa Health Department, 7725 W. North Ave., has a limited supply of home testing kids available for $10 to screen single-family residences.

Stop in the health department during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or call (414) 470-8939 for more information. Cash or check are accepted at the health department.

Home radon testing kits are also available from hardware stores as well as the Southeastern Radon Information Center. Call (262) 896-8331 for more information about the Southeastern Wisconsin Radon Information Center.

Florentine Opera presents 'Jack and the Beanstalk'

The Florentine Opera Company presents 'Jack And The Beanstalk' for children in kindergarten through eighth grade from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in the Civic Center Auditorium, 7725 W. North Ave.

Adapted and written by renowned arts educator John Davies and set to the music of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, 'Jack & the Beanstalk' tells the classic tale of a young boy who sells the family cow to a mysterious stranger for a handful of magic beans.

Church continues free concert series

The First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa, 1511 Church St., continues its 4 O' Clocks free concert series 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 concert is free, but donations are gladly accepted.

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

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