Tosa historical society

prepares for Firefly Art Fair

The Wauwatosa Historical Society presents its 30th annual Firefly Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 and Aug. 7, at the Kneeland Walker House, 7406 Hillcrest Drive.

The Firefly Art Fair is one of the premier outdoor art festivals in greater Milwaukee. Firefly presents more than 75 juried artists, representing an eclectic array of art from a variety of media.

Food and drink are available, along with live entertainment.

Hart Park Senior Center to host ice cream social

Hart Park Senior Center celebrates National Ice Cream Month with a July 28 Ice Cream Social with musical entertainment.

The cost is $5 covering entrance, and one sundae or root beer float.

The event starts at 1 p.m. with music by Tony Salvadori, followed by a 1:30 p.m. serving time. 'One More Time,' a 19-piece swing band will play favorite tunes from 2 to 3 p.m.

Register with rhe center by calling 414-471-8495.

Backgammon tournament will be held Aug. 3

The Milwaukee Backgammon Club will hold its next tournament at 6:30 p.m. next Wednesday, August 3, 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

Irish Fest gears up

for week of classes

Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School will celebrate its 30th year in 2016 with a lineup of new and returning classes led by local and international experts.

The weeklong program, which runs Aug. 15-19 at the CelticMKE Center, 15323. N.Wauwatosa Ave., provides a hands-on Irish cultural experience for all ages, with classes in music, dance, history, crafts and more.

'Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School never fails to have something for everyone at any skill level,' said Jane Walrath, director of the Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School. 'We are thrilled to welcome back workshops that are student favorites while also introducing new classes and instructors.'

For a complete schedule, instructor bios, class descriptions, updates and to register, visit

Dog rescue group holding Pizzeria Piccola fundraiser

Volunteers from Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin are hosting Society Sunday at Pizzeria Piccola, 7606 W State St., from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. They will act as the wait and bus staff throughout the evening. A portion of every meal purchased and all tips are donated to GRRoW.

'The Velveteen Rabbit' continues performances

The Children's Theatre of Wauwatosa Summer Theatre troupe will present a number of free performances of 'The Velveteen Rabbit,' the enchanting tale of a boy's love for a toy bunny.

The play is approximately 55 minutes in length. Performances are as follows: 10:15 a.m. Monday, July 25, at Eisenhower School gym, 11600 W. Center St.; 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Longfellow Middle School, 7600 W. North Ave.; 12:45 p.m. Friday, July 29, at the Wauwatosa Senior Club, city hall community room, 7725 W. North Ave.

All performances are free and open to the public.

For information, call Barbara Forbes at 414-774-2322.

Tosa Night Out moves

to the Milwaukee zoo

The Wauwatosa Police Department hosts the 22nd annual Tosa's Night Out event from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, in a new location, the Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road.

The Wauwatosa Police Department is celebrating its 100th anniversary, which is represented in the T-shirt design for this year's Tosa Night Out.

Registration is required. Registration includes zoo admission, parking, safety displays, T-shirts and the many zoo attractions. The family registration fee is $12 for the first family member, $8, $3 and $2 for next 3 family members. The fifth and sixth family members are free.

Registrations can be made at the Little Read Book Store, 7603 W. State St. or online at

Friends of Hoyt Park and Pool host youth triathlon

The Friends of Hoyt Park and Pool is hosting its first-ever youth triathlon for children ages 9 to 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.

East Tosa Veterinary Clinic hosts open house

The East Tosa Veterinary Clinic, 6228 State Street, Suite E, will hold an open house and canine flu vaccine clinic to mark its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23. The All pet parents in the community are welcome.

The open house will feature tours of the new facility in addition to discounted microchipping for pets, raffles, an Ask the Trainer session, and a canine flu vaccine clinic where dogs can receive a free initial canine flu vaccine.

The East Tosa Veterinary Clinic is a satellite location of the Wauwatosa Veterinary Clinic. East Tosa Veterinary Clinic is open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. For more information, visit or call 414-375-4165.

Zoo a la Carte, with 27 restaurants, is Aug. 18-21

The Milwaukee County invites animal lovers and food lovers to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte presented by Meijer, August 18 through August 21. This is the 32nd edition of the event. Twenty-seven area restaurants offering fare to please the palate as well as top national and local bands performing throughout the zoo grounds.

The headliners are Los Lobos at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, The Spinners at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, Soul Asylum at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, and Black 'n White at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21.

Other offerings include Kohl's Color Wheels, a mobile art experience. Create fun and imaginative projects inspired by art at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Decorate fish using fabric, foil, googly eyes and more.

And take an opportunity to get up-close to giant robotic insects at 'BUGS! Larger than Life,' sponsored by Sendik's Food Markets. (Admission is $2.50 after regular Zoo admission.)

Admission rates are $14.25 for adults; $11.25 for juniors ages 3 to 12; and $13.25 for seniors ages 60 and older. Children two and under are free. Parking is $12.

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