Rec Department hosts
Firefighters are Friends
Germantown — Families are invited to spend some time with local firefighters during Firefighters are your Friends scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. June 6 at the Germantown Fire Station No. 2, W19852 Edison Drive.
This program is free; register by calling (262) 250-4710.
Ghost walk returns
to West Bend
West Bend — The Downtown West Bend Ghost Walk returns for its second season with four new stories and two new downtown locations running through June; July through November dates will be announced later.
In addition to stops outside historic locations like the Old Sheriff's Residence and Jail, the Courthouse Museum, City Hall, and the West Bend Theatre, locations added to this year's walk include McClain Elementary School and the Frisby House.
Scheduled dates are June 6, 14, 22 and 29. July through November dates will be announced at washington countyparanormal.com. Walks can also be scheduled by request for groups of five or more. Groups meet at the corner of Fifth and Chestnut streets in West Bend, and the cost is $10 a person.
To make reservations, or to learn more, visit the website or call (414) 379-6182.
Small businesses invited
to free counseling event
Germantown — SCORE Southeast Wisconsin provides free, start-up and small business counseling at the upcoming Counseling Event from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 8 at the Germantown Community Library, W16957 Mequon Road.
Business counselors with deep expertise in marketing, retail, sales strategies, social media, cash flow, financial issues and starting a new business meet with individuals to answer questions. For information and registration go to the SCORE SE Wisconsin website 2 scoresewisconsin.or√g or call the SCORE office at (414) 297-3942.
Plant sale benefits
Wild Ones chapter
Menomonee Falls — The fifth annual native plant sale to benefit the local Wild Ones chapters is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8 at Johnson's Nursery, N6275 Marcy Road, in Menomonee Falls.
There will be guided tours of Johnson's Nursery by native experts throughout the day. Concessions are available.
For information, call (262) 252-4988.
schools host book drives
Menomonee Falls — A book drive is being held until June 10 to help Menomonee Falls children with early literacy skills.
Donations of new or gently used books are sought for children ages 4 to 5. Book drop-off points are Ben Franklin, Riverside, Valley View and Shady Lane elementary schools, the School District of Menomonee Falls District Office, Town Bank on Good Hope Road and Mathnasium.
The drive is sponsored by the Pass It On Network and the School District of Menomonee Falls.
Call Dee Dee Ternes with questions at (414) 213-7897.
Rummage sale benefits golden retriever program
Menomonee Falls — Wisconsin Adopt A Golden Retriever is holding its annual Really Big Rummage Sale to benefit the organization from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15 at W1285 Hemlock Court in the River Heights subdivision in Menomonee Falls.
There will be new items available both days. All proceeds help the golden retrievers and golden mixes that are currently being fostered by WAAGR volunteers. For information about all WAAGR events, visit waagr.org.
WAAGR also is looking for donations of items to sell at the event. Contact event co-chair Barb Hart on the WAAGR hotline at (414) 517-7725 for information about the event, and how to donate.
Christian Women's Club hosts fashion show
Menomonee Falls — The Milwaukee West Suburban Christian Women's Club is hosting a fashion show and brunch from 9:30 to 11 a.m. June 17 at Davians Banquet and Conference Center, 16300 Silver Spring Drive in Menomonee Falls.
There will be a Summer Fashion Show presented by Talbots of Mayfair featuring 12 models. Talbots will provide discount coupons.
Verna Pollack is the speaker. Her talk will be An Alien No More. This cost is $15 which includes tax and tip. Call Lois at (262) 251-3841 no later than June 10 to make a reservation. Free child care will be provided if notified at the time of the reservation.
Program teaches participants
how to get published
Germantown — Milwaukee author and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel news reporter Tom Kertscher, a Washington County native, will share his experiences in getting two books published from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 18 at the Germantown Community Library, W16957 Mequon Road.
The cost is $12. To sign-up, call (262) 250-4710.
Grafton — Hometown Heroes, a nonprofit organization based in Grafton is hosting a free summer camp for children, nieces, nephews and younger siblings of fallen U.S. service members to who died in any manner — combat, accidents, suicide or illness.
Camp Hometown Heroes is a safe and fun, week-long overnight camp specifically designed to provide children, ages 7 through 16, with opportunities for friendship, acceptance and personal growth. Through the support of pediatric grief specialists and the guidance of longtime summer camp directors, the children and teenagers will be provided the chance to grieve and heal.
Camp Hometown Heroes is from June 22 to 28 at YMCA Camp Matawa in Campbellsport.
The week-long Camp Hometown Heroes experience and air travel to and from the camp are provided free of charge to all children who attend.
To register, visit hometownheroes.org. Families interested in registering children for camp or individuals or companies in donating financially can contact Neil Willenson at Willenson@ kapcoinc.com.
Vacation Bible School
scheduled for June 17-20
Menomonee Falls — Emmanuel Community United Methodist Church is holding its annual Vacation Bible School from 5 to 7 p.m. June 17 through 20 at Rotary Park, W14205 Fond du Lac Ave., in Shelter 1.
This year's theme is Boot Camp: Survival Training. Each night will begin with a free supper for the family and then children can participate in activities including Bible stories, crafts, singing and games. Activities are geared for pre-school through high school youth. Nursery care will be provided and there will be a discussion group for adults. No registration is required. Every participant receives a T-shirt.
For information, contact the church office at (262) 251-3830 or visit ec-umc.com.
Optimist Club hosts
Menomonee Falls — The Menomonee Falls Optimist Club is hosting its second annual Outseam Softball Tournament from June 28 through 30 at Village Park.
There is $160 entry fee per team, with 16 teams in the tournament. To sign up to play or enter a team, contact Cory Kleeba at (262) 751-4655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org√.
Learn Not to Burn
program scheduled in summer
Germantown — Learn Not to Burn, sponsored by the Germantown Fire Department, teaches students the basics of fire safety and burn prevention. The program runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays July 25 through Aug. 15 at the Germantown Survive Alive House, W18700 Edison Drive.
The program is for parents and children ages 4 to 7. Call (262) 250-4710 to register.
offers discount tickets
Germantown — The Germantown Recreation Department, in cooperation with Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association is offering discounted tickets for the Milwaukee County Zoo, Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park, Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor, Noah's Ark Family Park, Chula Vista Lost Rios and Indoor Water Park, Milwaukee Public Museum and Dome Theater and Country Springs Water Park.
Sales end on Aug. 23. Tickets are available at the Recreation Department office, W17001 Mequon Road. For information, call (262) 250-4710.
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