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. (all weekdays and 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays). The cost is $6.50 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens. Skates can be rented for $2.50.
History of Iwo Jima: Clayton Chipman, a Brookfield resident and veteran of the battle of Iwo Jima, will share his memories from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.
SciFi philosophy: Fantasy and science fiction writers often not only create worlds but draw on key ideas from metaphysics and moral philosophy. The Worlds of Fantasy and Science Fiction Philosophical Themes series at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, will examine 20th and 21st century writers and the philosophical underpinnings of the worlds they developed from 7 to 8 p.m. Anyone 18 or older is welcome.
Mini-Masters at story time:Teachers from Brookfield Academy will present an art-themed story time from 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.
Toddler Tales story time: Children ages 2 and 3 can enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. A caregiver must attend his half-hour rogram with the child. Registration is not required.
'The Foreigner':A shy young man is introduced to a group of strangers as a foreigner who speaks no English, and he ends up hearing far more than he should during this play, which is being presented at the Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road, through March 20. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (262) 7824430 or online at www.SunsetPlayhouse.com. Group, senior, student and military discounts are available.
'BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG':Comedian and political satirist Will Durst will perform a one-man show at 7:30 p.m. (also Saturday) at the Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for seniors. Call the box office at (262) 782-4430.
Keith Pulvermacher Band: This former guitarist from the Love Monkeys will perform at 8 p.m. at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive. Call the box office at (262) 781-9520 for ticket information.
Elmbrook Writers Group: Members will present their work to the group for feedback, constructive criticism and suggestions on where to send it for possible publication. The group holds its first weekly meeting Friday from 1 to 3 p.m.at the Brookfield Senior Center, 2000 N. Calhoun Road. The group is seeking interested people, neophytes as well as published writers. For information, call John Campbell at (262) 783-1516 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fish fry:McKinley Masonic Lodge, 4550 N. Pilgrim Road, is hosting a fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring all-you-can-eat fried cod, french fries, German potato salad, marble rye bread, coleslaw, dessert and beverages. The cost is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, $7 for kids from 5 to 10 years old and children 4 and younger eat free. Bring a nonperishable food donation and receive $1 off. All donations benefit the Waukesha County Food Pantry.
Women's Night Out: Brookfield Lutheran Church is hosting a Women's Night Out featuring Christian author and speaker Donna Pyle and a catered meal with live entertainment. The event begins at 6 p.m.and is being held at Brookfield Lutheran Church, 18500 W. Burleigh Road, Brookfield. Tickets and further details can be found at brookfieldlutheran.org.
'Al's Diner': Brookfield Elementary School students will perform an updated version of Aladdin set in 1950s Milwaukee at 7 p.m. (also 2 p.m. Sunday) at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive. Tickets cost $7 to $10. Call the box office at (262) 781-9520.
Elmbrook Humane Society gala: This fundraiser for the Elmbrook Humane Society will be held at the Marriott Westin Waukesha, W231 N1600 Corporate Court. Tickets cost $125. The gala begins with a social hour at 5 p.m. and features a dinner, raffle, and an auction of prizes; drinks available to purchase. For information or to purchase tickets, go to ebhs.org . Tickets can also be purchased at the humane society, 20950 Enterprise Ave.
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Sensenbrenner town hall: U.S. Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) will discuss federal issues and constituent concerns at 12:30 p.m.in the courtroom of the Brookfield Public Safety Building, 2100 N. Calhoun Road.
Being Mortal:View the Frontline documentary 'Being Mortal' and take part in a discussion led by retired oncologist Richard Hansen about end-of-life care and decision-making during this program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.
'Broadway Buddies': This salute to musical theater focuses on duos like Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, and Kander and Ebb at 7:30 p.m. (also 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday) at the Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road. Tickets cost $20; discounts are available for seniors, students, military personnel and groups. Call the box office at (262) 782-4430.
Singer/songwriter performs: Nora Collins, a three-time Wisconsin Area Music Industry award winner and a Brookfield native, will perform at Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 17800 W. Bluemound Road, from noon to 1 p.m.
AARP tax assistance: AARP Foundation TaxAide will offer free, individualized tax preparation for low- to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., by appointment, at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road. Call the adult reference desk at (262) 782-4140, option 1, to make an appointment.
'The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision': The Milwaukee Art Museum presents a program about the American landscape as captured by 19th century artists including Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt and others from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.
Make the most of chamber membership: The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce will offer a 'Maximize Your Membership' session from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the chamber office, 17100 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 202. The session will offer a chance to learn the ins and outs of networking and will help you develop a 30-second elevator pitch about your business. Register at brookfieldchamber.com, under the 'Events' tab.
Blood drive:Tonawanda Elementary School, 13605 Underwood River Parkway, is hosting a BloodCenter of Wisconsin blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. Sign up for an appointment at bcw.edu/Tonawanda or contact Kathy Hoffmann at email@example.com or call (248) 978-3677. Childcare is provided during the donation time.
Color Your Way to a Calmer You: Join in this adults-only afternoon of coloring from noon to 2 p.m. at the Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd. Coloring pages, art supplies, snacks and refreshments will be provided. Just drop in.
'#YBR2: A Musical Review': Burleigh Elementary School students will perform an original musical revue at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, at 10 a.m. Tickets cost $6 to $9 and can be purchased at Wilson-Center.com or by calling (262) 781-9520.