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Things to Do

Feb. 10, 2014

Films for children with special needs offered

Oak Creek — South Shore Cinema, 7261 S. 13th St., hosts Reel Movies for Real Needs.

The program offers films with lower sound volume and brighter lighting for children with autism and other challenges who may not be comfortable at a regular show.

At 10:30 a.m. March 8, "Mr. Peabody and Sherman," a two-dimensional, PG-rated movie will be shown.

Regular matinee adult and child pricing applies.

For information, visit MarcusTheatres.com or call (414) 768-5960.

Reader's Circle announces meeting dates, titles

Greendale — Join the Reader's Circle series for informal book discussions. The group meets at 7 p.m. at the Village Education Center, 5680 Broad St.

The schedule is as follows:

· March 12 — readers' choice ("Mrs. Kennedy and Me" by Clint Hill or "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake" by Anna Quindlen)

· April 9 — "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce

· May 14 — "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa

Diffenbaugh

The cost is $10 for the four-session series.

Learn about extracurricular, academic activities at school

Oak Creek — Oak Creek High School, 340 E. Puetz Road, will host its Open House Knight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13.

Attendees will learn about the school's academic and extracurricular activities. Teachers will answer questions. Cookies will be available in the cafeteria.

Counselors will present course information at 5:45 p.m. in Room 150.

Students considering band must attend a mandatory meeting at 6:15 p.m. in Room 265.

The ninth-grade administrator will give a presentation at 6:45 p.m. in the gym.

For information, call (414) 768-6210.

Home improvement show features vendors, displays

Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will present the 52nd annual Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Show from noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis.

More than 700 providers of home improvement products and services will be available. Home improvement experts and media celebrities will conduct educational presentations. In addition, there will be interior, outdoor and garage design displays.

Advance tickets cost $5. Tickets will cost $8 at the door or $5 for people 60 and older. Admission is free for children 16 and younger and all military personnel with a photo ID.

Advance tickets are available at Adair Floors 'N' Mor, 7441 S. 27th St., Franklin, ProSource Wholesale Flooring, 9620 S. Franklin Drive, Franklin, and Oak Creek Plumbing, 640 E. Ryan Road, Oak Creek.

For information, visit MilwaukeeNari.org or call (414) 771-4071.

Listen to personal story about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Franklin — Betty Storey will present "Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro" at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road.

Storey will discuss the ecology and geology of the mountain and the organization involved in this popular trekking adventure. The presentation will include photographs and personal stories from her recent journey to this iconic African national park.

The program is free and open to the public.

For information, call (414) 425-9616.

Crime fiction book

group sets book list

Greendale — The Park and Recreation Crime Fiction Book Discussion Group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on select dates at the Community Learning Center, 5647 Broad St.

Greendale Public Library Director Gary Warren Niebuhr leads discussion about the chosen book, which members read prior to attending the meeting.

The fee to join the group is $23 for Greendale residents and $33 for others.

The meeting schedule is as follows:

· Feb. 27 — "The Tenderness of Wolves" by Stef Penney

· March 27 — "No One You Know" by Michelle Richmond

· April 24 — "Man in the Woods" by Scott Spencer

· May 22 — "Before I Go to Sleep" by S.J. Watson

Church holds blood drive benefitting BloodCenter

Franklin — St. Martin of Tours Parish, 7933 S. 116th St., will hold a blood drive benefitting BloodCenter of Wisconsin from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the school gym.

Participants should bring a donor card or photo ID. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds. Walk-ins are welcome.

To make an appointment, call (414) 427-6341.

Library hosts young adult author, book signing

Hales Corners — The Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St., will host Joelle Charbonneau, author of "The Testing" and "Independent Study," at 6:30 p.m. March 5.

Charbonneau will discuss her writing, answer audience questions and sign books.

The program is free and open to all ages. Books will be available for purchase.

For information, call (414) 529-6150.

Students provide free tax preparation service

Oak Creek — Accounting students will provide free help to taxpayers with a family income of $52,000 or less preparing basic personal income tax returns from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through April 9 in Room A120 in the A Building at Milwaukee Area Technical College-Oak Creek Campus, 6665 S. Howell Ave.

Attendees should bring wage and earnings statements (W-2 forms), bank interest statements (1099 forms), a copy of last year's income tax return, photo identification, receipts for property taxes paid, certificate for rent paid (signed by landlord), Social Security cards for all individuals to be listed on return, Social Security Number or tax ID number for providers of childcare, other relevant information about earnings and expenses and a bank routing number and account number (a canceled check works best for checking to ensure correct deposit information).

Taxpayers filing a joint return must both be present when the returns are prepared.

For information, call (414) 571-4757.

Sports complex hosts

free injury assessments

Franklin — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Franklin and Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital will provide free injury assessments from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at The Rock Sports Complex, 7900 W. Crystal Ridge Drive.

For information, call (414) 529-7676.

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