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Thursday 3/16

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.

Baby and Me Story Time with Cheri Riehle: Children up to 3 years of age and their caregiver can take part in playtime with toys related to the theme for the day from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd. Registration is required; call the library at 262-782-6717.

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.

Elm Grove Monthly Lego Club: The library will provide the Legos and a theme for the day to guide participant’s creative building during this drop-in program from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd. This activity is recommended for kids in kindergarten through grade five.

Gardening Tips for Improving Home Landscape and Creating Curb Appeal: Ann Wied, consumer horticulture educator/community development educator for University of Wisconsin Extension Waukesha County, will present tips for making your yard the envy of neighbors and passersby from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.

“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, 3 p.m. 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.

Health & Wellness Speakers Jam: Twenty speakers will discuss health and wellness from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, 1250 S. Moorland Road. The event will be streamed live on Facebook. VIP admission costs $50, a guaranteed seat costs $25, or pay what you will. For details and to RSVP, go to thewellnessfair.org/speakers-conference.

Friday 3/17

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.

Artist Reception: A reception for artists Nirmal Raja and Leslie Vansen, whose “Accumulation” mixed media work is on exhibit, will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Ploch Art Gallery at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive. An artist dialogue will be held at 6:30 p.m. Register online at wilson-center.com.

Fred Astaire Dance Studio Dance Fantasy 2017: Professional and amateur dancers will show off a variety of skills in different genres at 7 p.m. (also 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday) at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive. Tickets cost $27; call the box office at 262-781-9520 or visit wilson-center.com

Saturday 3/18

Craft Saturday: Kids of all ages can come to the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to make a seasonal craft to take home.

Monday 3/20

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 2: Get suggestions for more effective searching during this class from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road. Prior knowledge of the internet or attendance at Introduction to the Internet 1 is recommended. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required.

Read to Dexter the Cat: Students in grades 1 through 5 can practice reading aloud to Dexter the cat during a 25-minute session between 4:30 and 6 p.m. at the Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd. Call the library at 262-782-6717 to reserve a session.

"Reflections of a Soldier, Vietnam 1968 - 1969”: Army veteran Michael Kastern will discuss his time as a soldier in Vietnam and the Milwaukee Journal’s Letters From Home printed in the 1960s and early 1970s during an Elmbrook Historical Society-sponsored presentation at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, at 7 p.m. This lecture is in conjunction with the display "A Face for Every Name," a 17-panel traveling exhibit from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, featuring the 1,161 men and women from the state who died in Vietnam.

Tuesday 3/21

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.

Junior Adventure Club - "Scooby Doo": Children ages 5 to 8 are welcome to take part in activities, games and crafts from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.

At Knit’s End: Knitters of all skill levels can join this group that meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Mary Wollstonecraft - Philosopher, Scholar, Women's Rights Activist, Educator, Journalist: Greg Sadler, PhD, will give a presentation about feminist writer and intellectual Mary Wollstonecraft from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road. Wollstonecraft is author of “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.”

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 3/22

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.

Digital Downloads: Learn how to borrow digital books, audiobooks, and magazines and use them on your computer, tablet, phone or other portable electronic device during this session from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road. The Overdrive system will be demonstrated and there will be a question-and-answer session.

Read to Cooper the Dog: Students in grades 1 through 5 can practice reading aloud to Cooper the dog during a 25-minute session between 4 and 5:30 p.m. at the Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd. Call the library at 262-782-6717 to reserve a session.

O Sole Trio: This musical trio will presentFrom Pavarotti to Pop” at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $25 to $29; call the box office at 262-781-9520 or visit wilson-center.com.

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. The March 22 topic is “Bullying and Cyber Bullying,” presented by the Brookfield Police Department. The April 5 topic is “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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