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Things to do: May 8 issue

May 7, 2014

Southridge 'indulges'

mothers with event

Greendale — In celebration of Mother's Day, Simon Property Group and Southridge Mall will host a free Indulge event from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8.

The event provides mothers with an opportunity to treat themselves to a night out with a fashion, food and live entertainment at the mall, 5300 S. 76th St.

The "fashion-forward style" segments are courtesy of LOFT, Chico's, Francesca's Collections, Pink, ALDO and Old Navy. Beauty services feature Boston Store and Macy's. Buca di Beppo, Jake's Deli and Diet Coke will offer food and drink sampling.

For information, call (414) 421-5600 or go online www.simon.com/mall/southridge-mall.

Nature center celebrates

Mother's Day

Franklin — Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., will celebrate Mother's Day with special promotions.

Plants from a local nursery will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11.

Both beginning and experienced birders are welcome for Birding with Paul at 7:30 a.m. May 11.

Admission and parking is $3.

For information, call (414) 425-8550.

Botanical gardens hosts

Mother's Day program

Hales Corners — Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, will host a Mother's Day program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 11.

Children's author and illustrator Lois Ehlert will lead a storytime. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., children will learn about Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement.

The event fee is $6 per child.

For information, visit boernerbotanicalgardens.org or call (414) 525-5656.

Mothers golf for free

at county golf courses

Franklin — Oakwood, 3600 W. Oakwood Road, and Whitnall, 6751 S. 92 St., golf courses will offer a free round of golf and golf car special for mothers after 1 p.m. Sunday, May 11.

To receive the special offer, children, spouses or friends purchase a round and single-rider golf car, and a mother golfs and rides for free.

For information, call (414) 257-8024. For reservations, call (414) 475-6222 or visit countyparks.com.

Polish Center holds Mother's Day Brunch

Franklin — The Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 S. 68th St., will host its special Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 11.

The buffet style brunch costs $26.95 per adult and $11 for children ages 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and younger eat free. The all-you-can-eat menu includes chef-carved beef tenderloin and pork loin, spiral ham, made-to-order omelets, Polish sausage, potatoes, pierogi, chicken supreme, beef burgundy, a glass of champagne and more. The cash bar will also be open.

Seatings for the brunch are at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. Reservations are required. Call the Polish Center at (414) 529-2140.

All proceeds benefit the Polish Center of Wisconsin and its mission to promote Polish heritage and culture throughout the community.

Arts festival features

various galleries

Greendale — The Greendale School District will hold its fourth annual Traditional and Digital Arts Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Greendale High School, 6801 Southway.

The event will feature traditional and digital art galleries, cultural booths and craft tables. Visitors can bring in old or damaged photos to be restored for a nominal fee in the Digital Arts Studio. A variety of ethnic cuisine will be available to purchase.

From 4 to 7 p.m., high school ProStart Culinary Arts and Contemporary Foods students will operate the second annual Cafe 150 in the cafeteria, preparing menu items using ingredients made or grown within 150 miles of Greendale. Food sales will benefit the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee. At 7 p.m., students and cultural groups throughout the community will perform a variety of live music and dance performances.

The free event is open to the public. For information, call (414) 423-0110.

Fish boil offered

by parish

Oak Creek — St. Matthew Parish, 9329 S. Chicago Road, will host a fish boil from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, in the cafeteria.

Dinner will include boiled potatoes, carrots, onions, fish, cole slaw, bread, homemade desserts and a beverage.

Advance tickets are $9.50 at the parish office. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $4 for children ages 3 to 12.

For information, call (414) 762-4200.

Academy of Performing Arts

presents Arctic Blast

Franklin — The Academy of Performing Arts will present Arctic Blast from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for children ages 2 and 3 with an adult and 11 to 11:45 a.m. for children ages 3 and 4 on Friday, May 16, at the Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road.

Participants will dance, learn some moves and listen to Disney's "Frozen" book read aloud.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes.

Call (414) 425-8214 to register.

Rep. Ryan holding

local office hours

Rep. Paul Ryan announced that the 1st District mobile office resumes its regularly scheduled visits to communities across southern Wisconsin from May to August.

At each stop, a staff member of Ryan's office will be available to meet with residents to discuss concerns or questions they may have about federal agencies or other issues.

The schedule is as follows:

· Franklin: 1 to 2 p.m. at the Franklin Police Department, 9455 W. Loomis Road, on May 22, June 3, June 19, July 1 and July 17.

· Greendale: 9 to 10 a.m. at the Greendale Safety Center, 5911 W. Grange Ave., on May 22, June 3, June 19, July 1 and July 17.

· Hales Corners: 11 to noon at the Hales Corners Village Hall, 5635 S. New Berlin Road, on May 22, June 3, June 19, July 1 and July 17.

· Oak Creek: 3 to 4 p.m. at the Oak Creek Police Department, 301 W. Ryan Road, on May 22, June 3, June 19, July 1 and July 17.

Boerner hosts society's

annual Herb Fair

Hales Corners — Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, will host the Herb Society of America-Wisconsin Unit's annual Herb Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 24.

The event will feature informative talks, herb plants for sale, herbal tea and baked goods, and children's activities.

Artisans and vendors will sell hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, soaps and miniature garden accessories. Most vendors are unable to take credit or debit cards; bring cash or checks.

All proceeds from the Herb Fair are used to fund local grants and scholarships.

Admission and parking are free.

A tour of Boerner's Herb Garden is available for $5. The entry fee is waived for members of Boerner or other groups with reciprocal privileges.

For information, call (262) 670-0664 or visit herb-society-wisconsin.org.

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