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Thursday 1/19

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.

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. 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.

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.

“You Can’t Take It With You” Preview Night: Sweet-natured Alice falls for banker’s son, Tony. When her snooty, prospective in-laws arrive for dinner, the event is a disaster. This humorous tale unfolds at the Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Visit www.sunsetplayhouse.com or call the box office at 262-782-4430.

Elm Grove Woman’s Club: Members will enjoy “You Can’t Take It With You” at the Sunset Playhouse and then stop at the Wall Street Drink Exchange after, if participants are interested. Meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road.

Friday 1/20

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.

“You Can’t Take It With You”: Sweet-natured Alice falls for banker’s son, Tony. When her snooty, prospective in-laws arrive for dinner, the event is a disaster. This humorous tale unfolds at the Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road, at 7:30 p.m. (also 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday). Tickets cost $21; discounts are available for seniors, students, military personnel and groups. Visit www.sunsetplayhouse.com or call the box office at 262-782-4430.

Ploch Art Gallery Artist Reception: Karri Jamison, winner of the 2015 Hidden River Art Festival Best in Show award, will exhibit her paintings featuring the birds and woodlands of the Midwest at the Ploch Art Gallery at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive. The opening reception runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with an artist dialogue at 6:30 p.m. Reserve your seat at www.wilson-center.com.

Saturday 1/21

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.

Native People of Wisconsin: Author Patty Loew will discuss the Indian Nations of Wisconsin, including the Menominee, Ho-Chunk and Ojibwe from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.

Monday 1/23

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.

Native American Culture: Mark Denning, a member of the Menominee and Oneida tribes, will lead a presentation on Native American life and demonstrate the power of traditional dance from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.

Milwaukee Mayhem - Murder and Mystery in the Cream City’s First Century: Matthew J. Prigge, author and historian, will discuss his book “Milwaukee Mayhem,” which uncovers the history of the city’s underbelly from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.

Play Day 2017: Kids are welcome to come play at Brookfield East High School, 3305 N. Lilly Road, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (drop in at any time). The basketball courts will be available for open gym or informal pick-up games; balls of various types and size will be available but participants are welcome to bring their own. This is open to all ages. Children 8 and younger can bring a Big Wheel, Cozy Coupe, tricycle or other small bike to the field house and ride on the indoor track. Parents must be present for all activities. Nonperishable food items will be collected for the Waukesha Food Pantry.

Read to Dexter the Cat: Students in grades 1 through 5 can practice reading aloud to Dexter the cat at the Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd. Sign up for a 25-minute session that will take place between 4:30 and 6 p.m. by calling the library at 262-782-6717.

Tuesday 1/24

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.

Introduction to the Internet 2: Get suggestions for more effective searching during this class from 10 to 11 a.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.

Lego Club: Kids of all ages can come to the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, from 7 to 8 p.m. to build fabulous creations with the library’s Legos. Parents must stay with children younger than 10.

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 1/25

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.

Empty Bowls: Students and teachers at Dixon Elementary School, 2400 Pilgrim Square Drive, have glazed large soup bowls, which will be sold for a minimum donation of $10 (additional bowls available for $5 each) during a soup dinner to benefit The Milwaukee Rescue Mission. Enjoy a soup dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. at the school.

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.

“You Can’t Take It With You” Value Night: Sweet-natured Alice falls for banker’s son, Tony. When her snooty, prospective in-laws arrive for dinner, the event is a disaster. This humorous tale unfolds at the Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Visit www.sunsetplayhouse.com or call the box office at 262-782-4430.

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