Secret Garden Tour is coming up July 9

The Wauwatosa Beautification Committee will sponsor a Secret Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9. The event, held rain or shine, is a chance to tour six beautiful private gardens plus the historic gardens at the Kneeland-Walker House. Garden expert Melinda Myers will appear, sponsored by American Transmission Co., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. She will have native plants as well as Grow Smart materials.

Tickets will be available in early June at Alta, Rose's, Fruit of the Bloom, Stein's in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Garden and Pet, and The Flower Lady. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $12 on the day of the event at the Kneeland-Walker House, 7406 Hillcrest Drive, the starting point of the tour.

Backgammon club hosting game night

The Milwaukee Backgammon Club will host an evening of heads-to-head games, multiplayer chouettes and beginner lessons for all players, from novice to advanced, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Rounding Third Sports Bar & Grill, 6317 W. Bluemound Road.

The club plays at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Rounding Third, with tournaments the first, third and fifth weeks, open play (heads-up games, multiplayer chouettes and beginner lessons) the second and fourth week of each month. For information, email or visit

St. Bernard's hosts 'Junk in the Trunk' rummage sale

St. Bernard's, 1500 Wauwatosa Ave., hosts its Junk in the Trunk Community Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4.

Find treasures in St. Bernard's parking lot as vendors will be selling their junk from their trunk. Come and pick up some items at great prices.

For more information, go to the parish's website at

Historical Society presents home and garden sale

The Wauwatosa Historical Society presents its home and garden sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 3, at the Kneeland-Walker House, 7406 Hillcrest Drive.

Donations are being accepted at the Coach House on the Kneeland-Walker property from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 30-31; 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 1-2; or by appointment.

For a list of items being accepted for donation, go to

All proceeds from the sale benefit the historical society's education and preservation programs.

CPR classes offered by

Wauwatosa Fire Department

A public CPR class will be held at the Wauwatosa Fire Department, 1601 Underwood Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18.

The cost to participate is $20. Registration must be completed in advance; call Lori Murphy at (414) 471-8457.

Tosa Farmers Market opens June 4

The Tosa Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday from June 4 to Oct. 15. The market is held in Hart's Mills parking lot, 7720 Harwood Ave.

The market is a volunteer-run open air market that brings locally grown fruits and vegetables and foods crafted by Wisconsin artisans to the people of Wauwatosa and surrounding communities.

Highland games coming to Hart Park

The Milwaukee Highland Games are being held from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Hart Park, 7300 Chestnut St. The games will be held rain or shine.

Tickets are $10 for adults; children 12 and younger are free; active military in uniform are also free. There is a $3 discount before 10 a.m. with a per-person donation of nonperishable food item to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Milwaukee.

Parking on the festival grounds is available for $3 on a first-come, first-served basis; enter off 70th Street. No coolers or food may be brought into the park.

The Tosa East Players will perform at the Highland Games in a fundraiser for the group's trip to the Edinburgh, Scotland, Fringe Festival. They will be performing 'Shakespeare on Love' in the Cultural Tent at the Highland Games. Tickets are $10 for adults; free for children 12 and under.

For information on the games, see the schedule at

Neighborhood association hosts Windows Into Wauwatosa

The Neighborhood Association Council of Wauwatosa is hosting its fourth Windows Into Wauwatosa, a free, city-wide event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18. The event allows visitors to tour 20 locations around the city.

Peek inside historic sites, community buildings, schools, churches and businesses to learn about these Wauwatosa landmarks rarely open to the public. New sites featured this year include Hawthorn Glen Nature Museum; the Wisconsin Lutheran College's athletic fields, locker rooms, and indoor recreation facility; Mt. Zion Church; and the Tosa Cares Food Pantry. Making return appearances are the newly renovated Ronald McDonald House and Secret Gardens, the Technology Innovation Center (the former Muirdale Sanitarium), Blanchard Street Pumping Station, the Planetarium at Wauwatosa West High School, and many more unique sites.

Volunteers are needed to help at site locations. If interested, register on the website or by calling Jill at (414) 778-2088. To learn more about the selected locations, visit the website at

Senior Center offers a variety of activities

Members of the Hart Park Senior Center, 7300 Chestnut St., who would like to take part in the Building, Boats and Brew History day trip on Friday, June 17, must sign up by Friday, May 27.

A docent will lead 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, the group will cruise the Milwaukee River and learn about the city's history and architecture. The cost is $33 for members, $38 for others.

Free Fair Housing Training for Landlords

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council is hosting a free landlord training seminar for landlords in the city of Wauwatosa from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at city hall in the Upper Civic Center. The council is funded through a Milwaukee County contract to provide these free trainings in an effort to affirmatively further Fair Housing. Participants can learn about local, state and federal laws; advertising; negotiation; reasonable accommodations and more. No registration is required. Contact Administrative Services Manager Megan Wanke with questions or for more information. Email her at or call (414) 278-1240.

Police department hosts open house

The Wauwatosa Police Department, 1700 N. 116th St., turned 100 on April 18 and, come summer, the organization is inviting the public to help honor the occasion.

The Police Department is holding an open house for the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, in conjunction with the Windows Into Wauwatosa event. There will be station tours, equipment displays and birthday cake. The public is invited to check for further updates.

The department also is in the process of installing a Law Enforcement Tribute on the grounds of the main facility. Completion of the project is scheduled for this summer.

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