Music at The Landing at Hoyt: Dean Richard will perform danceable blues-rock and classic soul music from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Landingat Hoyt Park and Pool, 1800 N. Swan Blvd.


Music at The Landing at Hoyt: Peter Donalds will perform soulful vocals, acoustic guitar and percussion from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Landingat Hoyt Park and Pool, 1800 N. Swan Blvd. His repertoire contains classic and contemporary pop, folk, jazz and originals.


Kohl's Wild Theater: Kohl's Wild Theater starts its sixth season at the Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, with four performances daily: 'The Wonderful Lizard of ooZ,' a performance that highlights the importance of keeping pet frogs in their terrariums; 'The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Bees,' an interactive play that uncovers clues about a yellow-banded bumblebee; 'The Treasure of the Sea,' an ocean adventure that educates families about the importance of eating sustainable seafood; and 'Journey to the Rich Coast,' a musical migration that follows the path of two Wisconsin birds. Throughout the day zoogoers can also interact with actoroperated puppets and watch short skits at some animal exhibits around the Zoo.

Hoyt Pool opens:Hoyt Park and Pool, 1800 N. Swan Blvd., opens to the public at 11 a.m.Members get in at 10 a.m. and early morning lap swimming for members starts at 8 a.m. In addition, members can stop by for a sneak peek from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Opening weekend hours are: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday Parent/Tot Time begins Tuesday, May 31.

Music at The Landing at Hoyt:16 Paces will perform top 40 country, classic country and classicrock from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Landingat Hoyt Park and Pool, 1800 N. Swan Blvd.


Shop for deals: The St. Jude Thrift Shop, 822 Glenview Ave., is offering 50 percent off on all books, CDs and DVDs through June 4. Magazines will be free. The store is open Mondays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be closed on Memorial Day. For more information, call (414) 659-9513 or visit

Memorial Day ceremony: Wauwatosa will mark Memorial Day with a ceremony at 10:30 Longfellow Middle School, 7600 W. North Ave. The one-hour ceremony will feature Dennis Konkel, a longtime Wauwatosa resident, a captain with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's training division and a member of Wisconsin Army National Guard. He holds the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard and is a veteran of two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Wauwatosa Community Band also will perform.

Music at The Landing at Hoyt:Sam Frederick will perform pop, folk, blues and classic rock cover songs and originals from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Landing at Hoyt Park and Pool, 1800 N. Swan Blvd.


Card game:The Wauwatosa Senior Club meets every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to play cards at the Wauwatosa Civic Center, 7725 W. North Ave. The club is open to all area residents 50 or older and is sponsored by the Wauwatosa School District Recreation Department. For information, call (414) 479-8900, ext. 5789.


Get lost in a book: The Wauwatosa Public Library's summer reading program: 'On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!' is ready to kick off. Pick up a reading log at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave. Kids ages birth to 17 can earn prizes by reading. Guest performers will make appearances to entertain young readers throughout the summer.

Backgammon tourney: The Milwaukee Backgammon Club will host a tournament at 6:30 p.m. at Rounding Third Sports Bar & Grill, 6317 W. Bluemound Road. The tournament includes a main flight and a consolation flight — guaranteeing at least two 5point matches for everyone who enters — plus an optional side pool. The entry fee is $6. Of that, $1 pays club expenses and the remainder goes toward prize money. For more information, go to or email

Quizmaster Trivia: Test your knowledge on a broad range of topics during this outdoor trivia contest at The Landingat Hoyt Park and Pool, 1800 N. Swan Blvd., from 7 to 9 p.m. If the weather doesn't cooperate, the game moves inside.

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