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.
“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, 3 p.m. 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.
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.
A Tribute to the Legends Dance Recital: Studio One Dance Company will perform a recital featuring all styles of dance at 6 p.m. (also 1:30 and 6 p.m. Saturday) at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive. Tickets cost $19; visit wilson-center.com or call the box office at 262-781-9520.
Student Fashion Show: Fashion design students from Mount Mary University will bring their work to the Turner Hall Ballroom, 1034 N. Fourth St, Milwaukee, for Transcend, the CREO 2017 student fashion show. The show will take place at 1:30, 6 and 8:30 p.m. For information, visit www.mtmary.edu/creo.
Internet Resources You Need to Know: Librarians at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, will teach attendees something about internet resources or online databases on a particular topic at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of each month.
Register for Summer Rec: City residents can register for summer recreation programs beginning May 6 either in person at the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department office inside City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Road, or online at http://www.ci.brookfield.wi.us. The department office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Civil War Encampment: Walk through the camps of Union and Confederate soldiers during the Elmbrook Historical Society Civil War Encampment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (also Sunday) at the Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum, 1075 Pilgrim Parkway. Visitors can play cricket with Tom Melville, listen to the Union Band (Sunday), watch military drills, see cannons being fired and more. Admission costs $6 per adult and $3 for children ages 3 to 12. Kids 2 and younger get in free. Free parking will be available at Pilgrim Park Middle School or the north lot of North Shore Bank, and free shuttles will be available from those sites.
Community Shred Day: Drop off your outdated personal documents at North Shore Bank, 15700 W. Bluemound Road, to be professionally shredded between 9 and 11 a.m.
Chick-Fil-A Fight like a Kid 5K run for Childhood Cancer: This 5K run will be held at 8:30 a.m. at Brookfield Central High School, 16900 Gebhardt Road. Proceeds will benefit the MACC fund. The cost is $25 per person. An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be served to participants after the run at a cost of $8 per adult and, $5 per child.
Ignite Hope: Human sex trafficking rescue group Redeem and Restore Center will host this event to raise awareness about sex trafficking at 10 a.m. at Brookfield Embassy Suites, 1200 S. Moorland Road. A survivor will give a presentation, and an auction and a raffle will be held. Admission costs $30 and can be purchased at http://redeemandrestore.org/ignite-hope/.
Dog Spa Day: Bring your dog to Petlicious Dog Bakery and Pet Spa, 2217 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a bath and nail trim to help raise money for the Elmbrook Humane Society. Dog baths cost $15 for dogs less than 50 pounds and $25 for dogs more than 50 pounds; nail trimming costs $10. Food and refreshments will be provided.
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.
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.
Musical MainStage Auditions: Professional singers and rising stars are invited to audition for the Sunset Playhouse’s Musical MainStage performances, which will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road. Call the box office at 262-782-4430 to set up a 5-minute audition time. The Musical MainStage is a series of six concerts, each requiring four professional singers and one rising star. Students who will be enrolled in any area high school from September 2017 through June 2018 are eligible to be named a rising star. The concert lineup for the 2017-18 season is: “Elvis!,” “The British Invasion: Beyond the Beatles,” “Homeward Bound: The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel,” “Elton John: Rocket Man!”, “Heard It Through the Grapevine: the Magic of Motown,” and “Band on the Run” (a tribute to the 1960s and ‘70s). Visit Sunsetplayhouse.com or call Ann at 262-782-4431, ext. 221, for information.
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.
Adult Coloring Club: People 16 and older can reduce stress and relax by coloring from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road. Coloring pages and supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. This group meets the second Wednesday of each month. Participants can drop in and leave at any time throughout the session.
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.
American Association of University Women Meeting: The West Suburban - Milwaukee Branch of the American Association of University Women will present Sharon Adams, co-founder of the Walnut Way Conservation Corp. at 6:15 p.m. at the Sunset Playhouse Studio Theater, 800 Elm Grove Road. Adams and her husband co-founded the Walnut Way Conservation Corp. and she was instrumental in establishing the Lindsay Heights Neighborhood Health Alliance. She will discuss being a force of change. The meeting begins at 6:15 p.m. with appetizers. This is open to the public.