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Thursday 2/9

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.

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.

“Goodnight Lulu”: This children’s series musical brings Paulette Bogan’s book about a chicken who doesn’t always like going to bed to the stage at 10:30 a.m. (also 10:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday) at the Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road. Arrive a half-hour early to take part in a family-friendly craft. Audience members are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a blanket to sit on. Tickets cost $10 per adult and $5 per child 2 and older. Children younger than 2 accompanied by a sibling get in free. Visit www.sunsetplayhouse.com or call the box office at 262-782-4430.

Sci-Fi philosophy: Fantasy and science fiction writers often not only create worlds but draw on key ideas from metaphysics and moral philosophy. The Worlds of Speculative Fiction: Philosophy, Fantasy and Science Fiction series at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, will examine writers in these genres. This session is from 7 to 8 p.m. and is led by Greg Sadler, a Priority Thinking APPA-certified philosophical counselor. Anyone 18 or older is welcome.

“Annie Jr.”: Pilgrim Park Middle School will perform this musical about an irrepressible orphan’s challenges in seeking her parents at 7 p.m. (also 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday) at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive. Tickets cost $8 to $10; call the Wilson Center box office at 262-781-9520 or visit wilson-center.com.

Friday 2/10

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.

Saturday 2/11

Lego Club: Kids of all ages can come to the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. to build fabulous creations with the library’s Legos. Parents must stay with children younger than 10.

Mathnasium open house: Join the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting and open house at Mathnasium, 18905 W. Capitol Drive, Suite 108, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Monday 2/13

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.

Story Connections: Kids ages 3 through 6 can connect to a weekly theme through stories and activities from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road. Registration is required. Call the library at 262-782-4140, Option 2.

Tuesday 2/14

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.

Active Shooter Awareness: The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce will present an Active Shooter Awareness program from 7:15 to 10 a.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milwaukee-Brookfield, 18155 W. Bluemound Road. A continental breakfast is included. The program is presented by FBI Special Agent Jay Darin, who is an ALERRT Active Shooter instructor. He will share active shooter scenarios and civilian responses that could save your life. The registration fee is $35 for GBCC members and $45 for guests. Visit business.brookfieldchamber.com/events/details/active-shooter-awareness-presentation-1623. For information, contact Carol White, president, Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, at 262-786-1886 or carol@brookfieldchamber.com.

Wednesday 2/15

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.

Email class: Learn how to compose, send, receive, forward and reply to email messages during this class at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, from 2 to 3 p.m. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required. Call 262-782-4140, Option 1, to register.

Strategies for Social Security and Retirement Income: Learn about the methods for filing for Social Security, strategies for optimizing it and how to calculate your retirement income needs during this session presented by The Retirement Classroom from 6 to 7 p.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.

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