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Help keep the Menomonee River clean by participating in weed out

The Park Ridge Neighborhood Association is hosting its annual Spring Weed Out from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, on Menomonee River Parkway at Woodward Ave.

Please donate an hour of your time to help remove garlic mustard, an invasive plant, in order to enhance the newly improved parkway. As part of the clean-up, please bring gloves and large trash bags.

Angelman Syndrome Foundation hosts inaugural walk

Angelman Syndrome Foundation is hosting its inaugural fundraising walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Hoyt Park, 1800 N. Swan Blvd. Angelman Syndrome is a severe, neurogenetic disorder similar to autism and cerebral palsy.

ASF provides families of individuals with Angelman syndrome and medical professionals, with connections to resources and information the disorder. The ASF hosts annual scientific symposiums for leading researchers, scientists and doctors to discuss the latest research findings and a biennial conference for families of individuals with Angelman syndrome to connect with one another and learn about the latest research, therapeutic and educational techniques, and long-term and financial planning strategies.

For information about the walk in Wauwatosa or about the ASF, contact Stacy Cefalu at (414) 477-0294 or email at stacy.cefalu@yahoo.com.

Senior Center offers a variety of activities

The Hart Park Senior Center, 7300 Chestnut St., offers a wide variety of activities in May, including:

Free to members or $1 donation

· Tuesday, May 17: Birthday Party for all members born in May.

Call to register and bring a friend.

· 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 19: Alternative Medications

Hayat Pharmacy staff discusses a wide range of healings that do not fit the current medical definition of care. Find out about these and how they may work for you.

· Friday, May 27: Deadline for Building, Boats and Brew History day trip on Friday, June 17.

A docent leads a tour of Brew City, an exhibit at the Milwaukee Historical Society, with time to explore Old World Third Street attractions like Usingers and The Spice House. After a picnic lunch provided by Waterfront Deli, cruise the Milwaukee River and learn its history and architecture. Fee: $33 members, $38 nonmembers.

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.

Milwaukee Backgammon Club to host tournament in Tosa

The Milwaukee Backgammon Club will host its next tournament at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 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 at 6:30 p.m. (or 7 p.m. when the Brewers host a home game that evening) every Wednesday at Rounding Third — tournaments the first, third and fifth week, open play (head-to-head games, multiplayer chouettes and beginner lessons) the second and fourth week of each month. For more information, email info@mkebackgammon.org or visit mkebackgammon.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:

· 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, call Lori Murphy at (414) 471-8457.

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