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 (also 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday). 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.
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.
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!”: A couple struggling to mount the annual church pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids, known as raucous, misbehaving bullies. The curtain rises on this production at the Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road, at 7:30 p.m. (also 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Wednesday; 3 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday). 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.
Holiday Belles: Enjoy holiday-themed jazz, boogie-woogie and swing harmonies and melodies at the Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road, at 8 p.m. (also 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday). Tickets cost $21. Visit sunsetplayhouse.com or call the box office at 262-782-4430.
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.
Meet the Artist Gallery Reception: The opening reception for Tyler Meuninck’s exhibition at the Ploch Art Gallery at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with an artist’s dialogue at 6:30 p.m. Meuninck’s paintings feature overlooked, regional panoramas of cityscapes in Wisconsin and neighboring states. RSVP at wilson-center.com or by calling the Wilson Center at 262-781-9520.
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.
Santa Brunch: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Elm Grove Woman’s Club, 13885 Watertown Plank Road, Elm Grove. This time-honored family event coordinated by the Elm Grove Junior Guild and the Elm Grove Woman’s Club once again welcomes Santa and Mrs. Claus. Tickets are on sale now until Dec. 15. Please be aware space is limited and reservations are required! Guests are encouraged to make reservations as early as possible for this popular annual event. There will be a balloon artist, face painting and cookie decorating. Santa has reported he is very excited to see all the good little girls and boys – we hope you can join us!
A Winter Concert: The Brookfield Civic Band and Civic Chorus will present a seasonal concert at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $5; seniors get in for $3. Call the box office at 262-781-9520 or visit wilson-center.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.