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Thursday 4/27 

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 story time: Children ages 2 and 3 can enjoy stories, songs and finger plays at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. A caregiver must attend this half-hour program with the child. Register at the Children’s Reference Desk the morning of the program.

Family Story Time: Children and their families can take part in a program of stories, songs and rhymes from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road. Caregivers must attend with the children. Registration is not necessary.

Arbor Day Celebration: The city of Brookfield will celebrate Arbor Day by planting a sugar maple tree with students from Brookfield Elementary School at 10 a.m. at the school, 2530 N. Brookfield Road.

Preschool Story Time: Children ages 3 to 5 who haven’t yet started kindergarten 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. Register for this group by stopping by the Children’s Department or calling the library at 262-782-6700.

“The Dixie Swim Club”: Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. The play, presented 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, focuses on four of those weekends, spanning more than 30 years. Tickets cost $21; discounts for seniors, students, military personnel and groups are available. Call the box office at 262-782-4430 or visit sunsetplayhouse.com.

“You Can’t Take It With You”: The Brookfield East High School theater department will perform this tale of an eccentric family whose routine is disrupted with a daughter brings her fiancé and his Wall Street family to dinner at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, at 7 p.m. (also 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday). Tickets cost $10 or $16; visit wilson-center.com or call the box office at 262-781-9520.

Elmbrook Humane Society Fundraiser: Crush Wine Bar, 378 W. Main St., Waukesha, will donate 15 percent of proceeds between 4 and 10 p.m. to the Elmbrook Humane Society.

Friday 4/28 

BabyTime Story Time: Children up to 23 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. Register for this program by calling the library at 262-782-6700.

Saturday 4/29 

“Murder in Movieland”: A comedic, interactive murder mystery will be held at the Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road, at 7:30 p.m. The action takes place in the setting of a Hollywood awards night. Enjoy an appetizer buffet, cash bar and a raffle. Tickets cost $40 per adult; a discount is available for groups of 8 or more. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the Sunset Playhouse. Register by calling 262-782-4431, ext. 221.

Community Shred Day and Food Drive: Bring up to 2 boxes of your sensitive documents to Woller-Anger & Company’s parking lot, 930 Elm Grove Road, for professional on-site shredding from 9 to 11 a.m. bring along a nonperishable food item for donation to a local food pantry.

Read to Enzo the Dog: Kids in grades one through five can practice reading out loud to Enzo the dog during a 25-minute session to be held between 1 and 2:30 p.m. at the Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd. Call the library at 262-782-6717 to make an appointment.

Martial Arts Tourney: Brookfield East High School, 3305 N. Lilly Road, will host the J.K. Lee Great Midwest Championship Tournament from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 500 martial artists of all ages will participate. The tournament is open to the public, and will begin with the black belt competition. A demonstration by Martial Arts Masters will take place at 12:30 p.m. For information, call 262-547-5425 or email jkleetkd@gmail.com.

Sunday 4/30 

ProHeath Care Regency Senior Communities Open House: ProHealth Care Regency Senior Communities in Brookfield, 777 N. Brookfield Road, will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. View the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight film and take part in a silent auction to benefit the Honor Flight program. A representative will be on hand to sign up Korean and World War II veterans for an upcoming flight. There is no cost to sign up. Other activities will take place throughout the day, including a floral show and choral performance.

Monday 5/1 

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. Register at the Children’s Reference Desk the morning of the program.

I’ll Take Manhattan: This Musical MainStage Concert Series performance will celebrate show tunes, both classic and contemporary, at the Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road, at 7:30 p.m. (also 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday). Tickets cost $21; discounts are available for seniors, students, groups and military personnel. Call the box office at 262-782-4430 or visit sunsetplayhouse.com.

Tuesday 5/2 

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.

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.

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 5/3 

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.

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.

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.

My Fair Audrey & Cheek to Cheek With Fascinating Rhythms: This double billing pays tribute to Audrey Hepburn and the music of Irving Berlin and George Gershwin at 1 p.m. at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive. Tickets cost $25 to $29; visit wilson-center.com or call the box office at 262-781-9520.

Portillo’s Elmbrook Senior Taxi Fundraiser: Portillo’s, 17685 W. Bluemound Road, will donate 20 percent of all sales between 5 and 8 p.m., including take-out and drive-through orders, to Elmbrook Senior Taxi. Just mention the senior taxi program at the time of your purchase. Seniors and adults with disabilities taking an Elmbrook Senior Taxi ride to the restaurant during this time will receive a $5 discount on their trip.

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