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Thursday 3/9

Public ice skating: Grab your skates and take a spin around the ice at the Eble Ice Arena, 19400 W. Bluemound Road, from noon to 3 p.m. each weekday and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The cost is $6.50 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens. Skates can be rented for $2.50.

Toddler Tales: Children ages 2 and 3 can listen to stories, sing songs and enjoy finger plays during a half-hour session at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.

Straw  Bale Gardening: Learn how you can grow a garden that is productive and much less labor intensive — even in poor soil conditions — during this presentation by Holly and Joey Baird at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road from 7 to 8 p.m.

Preschool Story Time: Children ages 3 to 5 who haven’t started kindergarten yet can take part in early literacy activities including stories, rhymes and songs from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd. This program is offered weekly through Nov. 16. Register for this group by stopping by the Children’s Department or calling the library at 262-782-6700.

“10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse”: The Sunset Actletes produce, direct, manage, and perform this hilarious production about surviving hordes of rampaging zombies at the Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road, at 7 p.m. (also 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday). The Actletes are members of the Sunset’s high school student program. The show is recommended for people age 10 and older. Tickets cost $10 per adult and $7 per child. Visit sunsetplayhouse.com or call the box office at 262-782-4430.

Worlds of Speculative Fiction: Explore the great philosophy, fantasy and science fiction writers during this series at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road. This session is from 7 to 8 p.m. and is led by Greg Sadler, a Priority Thinking APPA-certified philosophical counselor. Anyone 18 or older is welcome.

“Little Shop of Horrors”: This Broadway and Hollywood musical features a carnivorous plant that promises meek floral assistant Seymour fame and fortune as long as he keeps feeding it - blood. Over time, Seymour discovers the plant’s plans for world domination. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. (also 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday) at the Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road. Tickets cost $25; discounts are available for seniors, students, military personnel and groups. Visit sunsetplayhouse.com or call the box office at 262-782-4430.

“Mulan, Jr.”: St. Dominic’s School students will present Disney’s “Mulan, Jr.” at 6:30 p.m. (again at 2:30 p.m. Sunday) at the school, 18105 W. Capitol Drive. Tickets cost $5 and will be available at the door.

Friday 3/10

BabyTime story time: Children up to 24 months can listen to stories, sing songs and more during this program from 11 to 11:20 a.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road. A parent or caregiver must attend with the child.

Morning Coffee Break: Parents and other caregivers can enjoy coffee and conversation while their 3- to 5-year-olds play and listen to stories at the Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd., from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Ruthie Foster and the Heritage Blues Orchestra Quintet: The quintet’s “Rise Up and Sing!” performance ranges from blues to soul, gospel and folk. The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive. Tickets cost $49 to $71; visit wilson-center.com or call the box office at 262-781-9520.

Saturday 3/11

Lego Club: Kids of all ages can come to the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. to build fabulous creations with the library’s Legos. Parents must stay with children younger than 10.

Town Hall with U.S. Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, R-Menomonee Falls, will host a town hall meeting to discuss constituents’ ideas and concerns at 12:30 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Safety Building Court Room, 2100 N. Calhoun Road.

Spring Gala: the Elmbrook Humane Society will hold its 2017 Spring Gala at 5 p.m. at the Milwaukee Marriott West, W23 N1600 Corporate Court, Pewaukee. Tickets are available for $125, which includes dinner and two drinks. A silent and a live auction will be held. For information visit www.ebhs.org.

Monday 3/13

Preschool Story Time: Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, at 10:30 a.m. for a half-hour session filled with songs, stories and finger plays. Children must attend with a caregiver.

Introduction to the Internet 1: If you’ve never used the internet before, this is the class to get you started. Learn internet terminology, how to move around on the internet and how to type internet addresses. This class is from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road. Registration is required; call the library at 262-782-4140, Option 1.

Tuesday 3/14

Tuesday Morning Playgroup: Children up to age 2 can drop in any time between 10 and 11:30 a.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, to play with toys and make new friends.

Toddler Playgroup: Children up to age 3 can enjoy play time with age-appropriate early literacy toys and interaction with other toddlers and their caregivers during this story time at the Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd. Drop in anytime between 10 and 11 a.m. Registration is not needed.

Tuesday bridge group: Come play bridge at the Brookfield Senior Community Center located at City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Road, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Tuesday. The cost is $1 per week. Play with the same partner. Prizes awarded weekly. Advance registration is required. New players should call Iva at 262-703-9585.

Wednesday 3/15

Toddler Tales: Children ages 2 and 3 can listen to stories, sing songs and enjoy finger plays during a half-hour session at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.

Music & Movement: Children ages 3 to 6 can take part in musical activities that inspire learning from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road. Registration is required for this free program. Call the library at 262-782-4140, Option 2.

Tai Chi: Members of the Brookfield Senior Community Center will practice Tai Chi each Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the center, which is inside City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Road.

“Tonawanda Elementary School Summer Camp: A Musical Caper About Finding A Place To Belong”: Welcome to Camp Runamuk and the wackiest summer camp experience you could ever wish for! This musical has everything you love and fear about the summer camp experience. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive. Tickets cost $5; visit wilson-center.com or call the box office at 262-781-9520.

Business Succession Planning: Jeff Schroeder and Sean-Rae Zalewski of The Financial Solutions Group will present a free workshop on succession planning from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce office, 17100 W. Bluemound Road, Ste. 202. For information, call 414-977-3347. RSVP by March 13.

Trinity United Church of Christ Seminar Series: Everyone is welcome to attend the spring seminar series at Trinity United Church of Christ, 4435 N. Calhoun Road. All programs begin at 7 p.m. and will last about an hour. Topics are: March 15 - “Ways to a Healthier Lifestyle,” presented by Bill Anderson of Training Solutions; March 22 - “Bullying and Cyber Bullying,” presented by the Brookfield Police Department; and April 5 - “Substance Abuse Trends,” presented by the Addiction Resource Council of Waukesha County.

Scrabble play: The Brookfield Senior Community Center located at City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Road, hosts Scrabble game playing from 10 a.m. to noon each Wednesday. Just drop by. For information on the center, call 262-796-6675.

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