Library holding spring book sale

The Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave., presents its annual Spring Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Firefly Room.

There will be thousands of new and used books, CDs and DVDs from which to choose.

Backgammon club hosts open play

The Milwaukee Backgammon Club is an evening of heads-up games, multiplayer chouettes and beginner lessons for all players, from novice to advanced, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Rounding Third Sports Bar & Grill, 6317 W. Bluemound Road.

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 or visit

Run helps police team honoring fallen colleagues

Join the Wauwatosa Police Department for the 2016 Donut Dash at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at Hart Park, 7300 W. Chestnut St. The 5K run begins at 9 a.m. and check-in and same day registration begin at 7:45 a.m. A 3K walk starts after the run.

The Donut Dash is designed as family-fun event for supporters to get together, go for a run and eat some doughnuts. For every doughnut eaten, 2 minutes is deducted from your run time. Runners will make three laps on the course and have two chances to eat as many doughnuts as they can at the feed station.

Prizes will be awarded for best times and most doughnuts eaten. Following the 5K/3K, a 1/4 mile Kids Fun Run will take place.

Proceeds from the event benefit the fundraising goals of the Wisconsin Riders, allowing them to participate in the Police Unity Tour. The Wisconsin Riders will be riding their bikes nearly 300 miles from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness of fallen law enforcement officers. In turn, funds raised by the Wisconsin Riders benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and the soon to be constructed National Law Enforcement Museum.

The cost is $40 and includes a Donut Dash 2016 shirt (while supplies last) and chip-timing, plus, doughnuts. If you do not want a shirt, register and check the 'no shirt option.' Also, teams of four can register for $100.

For information, go to the Donut Dash's website

Muellner Building hosts gem, mineral and fossil show

The Wisconsin Geological Society is holding its Greater Milwaukee Area 2016 Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, at the Muellner Building, 7300 W. Chestnut St.

Admission is $3 per person or $5 for two; accompanied children younger than 16 are free.

The show features dealers from the Midwest who sell lapidary supplies, tools, books, rough material, slabs, finished specimens, cabochons, jewelry, carvings, fossils and more. The show also features activities for children, exhibits, displays, presentations, and food sales.

Chamber offers forum

on sales strategy

The Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce, 10437 Innovation Drive, Suite 119, will host a forum called Sales Strategy: Stop Convincing, Start Selling, co-sponsored by Sandler Training. The event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. April 27 at the chamber offices.

The forum will pose the question: How well are you managing the selling process with your buyers?

The forum is free to chamber members.

For more information, contact Eric Thompson at, or call (920) 819-4186.

Ray's Wine & Spirits offers a Tasting Tour of Spain

Ray's Wine & Spirits, 8930 W. North Ave., will offer A Tasting Tour of Spain in its wine bar beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. The event will feature guide Nate Norfolk, who will elucidate the long history of Spanish wine-making, and highlight some of its special tastes and best values.

The cost is $25, and participants can register at

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 programs planned for April, including:

· 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

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

Carmelite Home celebrates 100 Years

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. that has served the Milwaukee area and the state of Wisconsin for 100 years.

For tickets or information, call Tom Hayden at (262) 227-3954 or email or go to

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.

Volunteers needed for spring river cleanup

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 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

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

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:

· 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.

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 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

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