Police department hosting 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.

Heritage Garden Club seeks new members

The Heritage Garden Club, established in 1969, is looking for new members. The club meets the first Monday of the month, September through May, at The Congregational Church, 1511 Church St., at 12:30 p.m.

The club hosts a variety of speakers on various garden topics from native plants of Wisconsin to growing dahlias to living with orchids.

Backgammon club

holding tournament

The Milwaukee Backgammon Club will host its next tournament at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 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. 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

Senior Center hosting bicycling outing

The Hart Park Senior Center, 7300 Chestnut St., is hosting a bicycling outing at 2:15 p.m. Friday, June 24. The group will ride the Oak Leaf Trail starting from Hart Park, along the Menomonee River to Hoyt Park.

Bring your bike and your helmet.

Deadline looms for Senior Center trip to Illinois

The Hart Park Senior Center, 7300 Chestnut St., is sponsoring a day trip to Cantigny Park in Wheaton on Wednesday, July 13. The deadline to sign up is Friday, June 24.

The trip is a docent-led tour of the McCormick Mansion's splendor and artifacts. After a bag lunch, explore the park and grounds before a docent-led our through the Army's 1st Division Military Museum, featuring a tank exhibit.

The cost is $46 for members, $51 for nonmembers.

Zoo charging $4 on the Fourth of July

In recognition of the July 4th holiday, the Milwaukee County Zoo will again offer $4 admission to all visitors on Monday, July 4 (the parking fee of $12 still applies).

Families can spend quality time together on the holiday, enjoying all of the attractions the zoo has to offer. During your visit, be sure to 'Bug Out' and meet our flying, buzzing, crawling and creeping new residents — giant robotic insects 200 times their normal size.

The zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 4. For information, contact the zoo's marketing and communications department at (414) 256-5466.

Virtual Academy sets open houses

The Wauwatosa Virtual Academy, the district's online school — open to students statewide — will host a couple of open houses for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education.

Open houses will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16, and from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday June 22. The open houses will be held at the school's offices, 2323 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 130.

The school is for students in grades six to 12.

For more information, call (866) 925-7606 or visit

Zoological Society hosting Hollywood & Vine ball

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee is hosting its Zoo Ball 2016: Hollywood & Vine from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at the zoo, 10001 W Bluemound Road.

Zoo Ball is the Zoological Society of Milwaukee's largest annual fundraiser. Celebrating its 33rd anniversary, this black-tie event has raised almost $10 million for the nonprofit Zoological Society. The evening includes cocktails, gourmet dining, live music, dancing and a silent auction. For an invitation or details on sponsorship opportunities and corporate tables, call Special Events, (414) 258-2333.

The Kids from Wisconsin present 'Sing!' at college

The Kids from Wisconsin present this year's tour theme, 'Sing!' at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8800 W. Bluemound Road. The concert is free and is part of the Arts Festival.

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