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Thursday

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.

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 this half-hour program with the child. Registration is not required.

Elm Grove story times: Children up to age 3 and their caregiver can hear a story and spend time playing with toys related to the day's theme during Baby and Me Story Time at the Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd., from 10 to 11 a.m. Children ages 3 to 5 will listen to stories and take part in crafts from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Elm Grove Public Library. Register in advance; call the library at (262) 782-6717.

'#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. and 7 p.m. (also 7 p.m. Friday). Tickets cost $6 to $9 and can be purchased at Wilson-Center.com or by calling (262) 781-9520.

'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. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (262) 782-4430 or online at www.SunsetPlayhouse.com. Group, senior, student and military discounts are available.

Friday

Introduction to the Internet 2: Get suggestions for more effective searching during this class from 2 to 3 p.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.

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.

Singer/songwriter performs: Nora Collins, a three-time Wisconsin Area Music Industry award winner and a Brookfield native, will perform at Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 12455 W. Capitol Drive, from noon to 1 p.m.

Saturday

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.

'Jack and the Beanstalk': The Florentine Opera Company will present this classic tale for the whole family at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registration is required; call the library at (262) 782-4140, option 2.

Therapy pet reading: Kids in grades one through five can practice reading out loud to Enzo the dog during a 25-minute session to be held between 1 and 2:30 p.m. at the Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd. Call the library at (262) 782-6717 to make an appointment.

GlobalFEST, Creole Carnival:GlobalFEST spotlights artists who represent diverse global styles, including Emeline Michel (Haitian music), Casuarina (samba), and Brushy One String (Jamaican onestring guitar player). The show goes on at 8 p.m. at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive. Arrive early for a 7 p.m. performance from Panadanza Dance Company and Wisconsin Conservatory of Music's Samba da Vida drum group. Tickets cost $42 to $73 and can be purchased at Wilson-Center.com or by calling (262) 781-9520.

Global 6K for Water: Six kilometers is the average distance people in Africa walk to fetch water, and even then it is unclean. In celebration of world water week, walks are being held around the globe, with each participant's $50 registration fee ($25 for children 12 and younger) helping to provide clean water to a child in need. The local walk takes place at 9 a.m.at Wirth Park, 2585 Pilgrim Road. For information, visit www.teamworldvision.org/brookfield6k.

Monday

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 fingerplays. Children must attend with a caregiver.

'Are You My Mother?': This Beyond the Classroom performance features Baby Bird, who has broken from her shell and is in search of her mom. The show begins at 10 a.m. and noon at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive. Tickets cost $8 and can be purchased at Wilson-Center.com or by calling (262) 781-9520.

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.

'Who Are the Amish?': The Elmbrook Historical Society presents this program at 7 p.m.at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road. Mark Louden, a professor of German at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will address the central aspects of Amish life and the Christian faith that anchors it, with special emphasis on the Amish communities in Wisconsin.

Tuesday

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday

BabyTime story time: Children up to 24 months can listen to stories, sing songs and more during this program from 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road. A parent or caregiver must attend with the child.

Toddler Tales: Children ages 2 and 3 can listen to stories, sing songs and enjoy finger plays during a half-hour session at 10:30 a.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.

Digital Downloads: Learn how to borrow digital books, audiobooks, and magazines and use them on your computer, tablet, phone or other portable electronic device during this session from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road. The Overdrive system will be demonstrated and there will be a question-and-answer session.

Mick Moloney and Friends: Mick Moloney has recorded and produced more than 40 albums of traditional music, bringing to each historical insight and musical relevance. He will perform from 1 to 3 p.m.at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive. Tickets cost $22 and $27 and can be purchased at Wilson-Center.com or by calling (262) 781-9520.

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