Rounding Third to host backgammon tournament July 13

The Milwaukee Backgammon Club will host its next tournament at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 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 — tournaments the first, third and fifth week, open play (heads-up games, multiplayer chouettes, 5-point tournament-style practice matches and beginner lessons) the second and fourth week of each month. For more information, email or visit

Luther Manor hosts Stars & Stripes traveling art show

Luther Manor, 4545 N. 92nd St,, is hosting the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight traveling art show from mid-June through Saturday, July 16. The display is in the Welcome Center of Luther Manor and is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

There is no charge and reservations are required. For information, call Luther Manor at (414) 464-3880 or go to its website

Tosa Tonight concert series features Willy Porter, Miles Nielsen

The Tosa Tonight concert series presents the Willy Porter Band with Eagle Trace July 13 at the Rotary Performance Pavilion at the southwest corner of 68th and State streets. The opening act starts at 6 p.m. and main act begins at 7:30 p.m.

The free concerts happen rain or shine, but shows may be canceled due to severe weather.

All concerts are held on Wednesday nights except for Monday, July 4, when Radio Radio takes the stage at 6 p.m, and the 5 Card Studs play at 7:30 p.m.

Food and beverages are available through vendor booths during the concerts. Upcoming performances include:

Tosa, Elm Grove garden clubs cohosting Tour Le Jardin

The Elm Grove and Mayfair Park garden clubs are co-hosting the Tour Le Jardin garden tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18. The tour features seven gardens to tour in a compact Elm Grove and Wauwatosa area.

The garden tour is also featuring plein air artists at several homes.

New this year, at a home to be announced later, will be craftsman Carl Muenzmaier discussing and displaying barn quilts and discussing various barn locations.

A contingent of garden-oriented vendors will be stationed at the Sunset Playhouse grounds, 500 Elm Grove Road, with items including nursery plants for purchase. For ticket information and advance sale tickets, email or call Nancy Peterson at (414) 257-2583. Advance sale tickets are $8; tickets on the day of the tour are $10 and are available at the Sunset Playhouse.

Friends of Hoyt Park and Pool hosting youth triathlon

The Friends of Hoyt Park and Pool is hosting its first-ever youth triathlon for children ages 9to 13 at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the TOSA Pool at Hoyt Park, 1800 N. Swan Blvd.

Participants can choose from two categories: Fun, which includes a 100-yard swim, 2-mile bike ride and a .6-mile run; or Challenge, which is a 200-yard swim, a 4-mile bike ride and a 1.2-mile run.

Participation costs $35 before Saturday, Aug. 6, and $45 on or after that date. Each participant receives a T-shirt, goody bag, and refreshments, and the top three boys and girls participating in the Challenge category will win awards.

Wisconsin Lutheran College hosts arts and craft fair

Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8800 W. Bluemound Road, is hosting its annual Art and Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9. The annual fair is part of Wisconsin Lutheran College's Summer Arts in the Park series.

Enjoy a full day of arts activities featuring art and craft booths, a silent auction, and great food. A variety of entertainment is provided throughout the day.

Admission is free.

The music begins at 9 a.m. with the Woodwind Consort. The Tom Sorce Group performs at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The Little Lake Stompers take the stage at 12:30 p.m.

For information, go to

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. Plus, there is great comaraderie of fellow gardeners.

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 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 the American Transmission Co., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. She will have native plants as well as Grow Smart materials. Tickets are $10 in advance and available at Alta, Rose's, Fruit of the Bloom, Stein's in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Garden and Pet, and The Flower Lady. Tickets are $12 on the day of the event at the Kneeland-Walker House, 7406 Hillcrest Drive, the starting point of the tour.

Also on hand will be master gardeners, plant societies, and vendors selling plants and garden items.

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