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Senior center offers variety in April

The Hart Park Senior Center, 7300 Chestnut St., offers a variety of activities during the month of April, including:

· Birthday party for all members born in April, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19: Call (414) 471-8495 to register, and bring a friend.

· Herbal Medications presented by Hayat Pharmacy, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 20: Learn what herbal medications are and whether prescriptions are needed and how they work. This program is free, but please register by calling (414) 471-8495.

Rosebud showing free screening of Glen Campbell documentary

Vesta Senior Network, a locally owned senior placement service that helps older adults and their families navigate the complex world of assisted living and memory care, is sponsoring a free, private showing of 'I'll Be Me,' the documentary that chronicles singer Glen Campbell's goodbye tour and battle with Alzheimer's disease. The movie will be shown at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Rosebud Cinema, 6823 W. North Ave.

Seating is limited and reservations are required by Wednesday, April 13. For information or to make a reservation, contact Julie Vande Hei at (414) 801-7429 or visit VestaSeniorNetwork.com.

Senior Club presents free Friday programs

The Wauwatosa Senior Club, which meets in the first floor large meeting room at the Wauwatosa Civic Center, 7725 W. North Ave., has several interesting programs planned for April, including:

· Preventing Falls and Fires in the Home: 12:45 p.m., Friday, April 15. Presented by the Wauwatosa Health Department and the Fire Department.

· Book Discussion, of 'Half Broke Horses' by Janette Walls: 12:45 p.m., Friday, April 22.

· Bingo: 12:45 p.m., Friday, April 29

These activities are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

In addition to Friday programs, the Senior Club meets at the Civic Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to play cards.

The Senior Club is sponsored by the Wauwatosa School District Recreation Department and is open to all area adults 50 years and older. To see all Senior Club activities planned through August look in the Wauwatosa School District Summer 2016 Activity Guide or go to tosarec.com.

For information, please call the Senior Club at (414) 479-8900, ext. 5789 or the Rec Department at (414) 773-2900.

Carmelite Home celebrating 100 Years; holding art auction

The Carmelite Sisters are holding an Art Auction at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, that benefits the Carmelite Home for Boys, 1214 Kavanaugh Place, Wauwatosa. A preview begins at 7 p.m. and the auction starts 8 p.m.

Admission is $25 per person. Major credit cards accepted for art purchases.

The auction features complimentary refreshments, wine, appetizers, desserts and music. Proceeds will help with the purchase of a much-needed van for the home and contribute to the benefit of disadvantaged boys at the facility.

For tickets or information, call Tom Hayden at (262) 227-3954 or email tgh@wi.rr.com or go to carmeliteboys.org/events.

In 2016, the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus is celebrating 100 years of serving children from Milwaukee and surrounding areas. Throughout the years, the home has cared for homeless and orphaned children, and since 1967, adolescent boys, ages 11-17, previously involved in delinquent behavior.

Backgammon club holding tournament

The Milwaukee Backgammon Club is holding its next tournament at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Rounding Third Sports Bar & Grill, 6317 W. Bluemound Road.

The tournament 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, and open play the second and fourth week of each month.

For information, email info@mkebackgammon.org or visit mkebackgammon.org.

Volunteers needed for spring river clean-up

The Milwaukee Riverkeeper annual cleanup of the Menomonee River is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 23. Participants meet at Hoyt Park, 1800 N Swan Blvd., by the playground at picnic area number one.

This annual event is sponsored by Milwaukee Riverkeeper and is a great way to get outdoors, earn teen volunteer hours and maintain the beauty of our waterways.

Riverkeeper provides the bags, gloves, and free T-shirts and volunteers provide the hands and energy to pick up trash and litter. and the sometimes bizarre pieces of garbage that find their way into our beautiful river system.

Please take a moment and register online at milwaukeeriverkeeper.org so Milwaukee Riverkeeper will know how many people to expect.

Spend some time cleaning up the river and celebrate the success of the cleanup at the Riverkeeper's Trash Bash in the Grand Hall at Hoyt Park Pool from noon to 2 p.m.

For information, contact Michael Kreuser at michael.kreuser@tosapool.com.

Celebrate the Distinguished Citizens of the year

The public is invited to recognize Mike and Judy Doyle as the Wauwatosa 2015 Distinguished Citizens at a banquet and awards ceremony to be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Blue Mound Golf and Country Club, 10122 W. North Ave.

The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with a cash bar, and dinner is served at 6:30 p.m.

Reservations are due Monday, April 18, and cost $45 per person.

Reservations may be made in person at the Wauwatosa city clerk's office, 7725 W. North Ave., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Payment must be made by check. Reservations also can be made by mail by sending a check and the names of those attending to: Wauwatosa Distinguished Citizen Award Council, care of Kay Lorenzen, 1517 N. 60th St., Wauwatosa, WI 53208.

For information, call Kay Lorenzen at (414) 254-4507.

First Congregational continues concert series

The First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa, 1511 Church St., continues its 4 O' Clock free concert series with the Carroll University Chamber Singers and Women's Ensemble on Sunday, April 24.

The Carroll University Chamber Singers and Women's Ensemble presents an eclectic program of choral music.

The concert is free, but donations are welcomed.

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

CPR classes offered at Tosa fire Department

Public CPR classes will be held at the Wauwatosa Fire Department, 1601 Underwood Ave., this spring.

Classes will be held on the following dates:

· 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16

· 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 18

· 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18

The cost to participate is $20 and registration must be completed ahead of time.

To register, contact Lori Murphy at (414) 471-8457.

Wauwatosa West performing 'Wizard of Oz'

Students at Wauwatosa West, 11400 W Center St., will present the musical 'The Wizard of Oz' beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15. Other showtimes are 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17; 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21; 7 p.m. Friday, April 22; and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23.

The production features nearly 200 students as part of the cast, crew and pit, and a full cast of 'Munchkins' from seven different schools including Underwood, Eisenhower, Madison, McKinley, Montessori, Whitman and Immanuel Lutheran.

The show is complete with specialty flying effects, a tornado, and everything that makes this story magical.

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.

Group hosts movie on minimalism movement

Minimalists.org Milwaukee Meetup Group presents a new film, 'Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things,' at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Rosebud Cinema, 6823 W. North Ave. Minimalism is a way of life for a growing number of people who seek to clear away the clutter and find out what's most meaningful to them.

In order for the screenings to show, enough tickets must be purchased in advance.

To reserve tickets for the May 24, go to bit.ly/1VvCEwX.

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