AARP offers tax help session at the library

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide 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. April 5, at the Brookfield Public Library, 190 N. Calhoun Road.

Appointments are required and can be made by calling the adult reference desk at (262) 782-4140.

Another opportunity for tax help will be offered April 12.

Alzheimer's disease session planned

The Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, presents Introduction to Alzheimer's disease from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 26.

The staff from Brookdale Senior Living presents a program that asks and answers some of the following questions: What is Alzheimer's disease? What are the signs, symptoms & stages? What are the effects of Alzheimer's on the brain? What is dementia and what are its common forms? When it is not dementia?

Attorney presents program on financial literacy for teens

The Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, presents Financial Literacy for Teens — Preventing Credit Abuse from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 27.

Attorney Beth Brockmeyer details ways to avoid common financial pitfalls during this informative presentation.

Library hosts program on digital downloading

Digital downloading is the topic at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, April 18.

Learn how to use digital books, audiobooks and magazines available for free with your library card and accessible on your computer, laptop, phone, tablet or other portable electronic device. Each session includes a demonstration of Overdrive and, as time permits, the other online products available, followed by an open question and answer period.

Wilson Center closes season with Latin Holiday

The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 West Capitol Drive, presents Latin Holiday at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17.

With Brazil's hosting of the Summer Olympics just on the horizon, what could be better than a season finale celebrating the sun-splashed music of Latin America?

Florentine Opera soprano Jaime-Rose Guarrine will perform the Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos. George Gershwin's frothy Rhumba Rhapsody gets things off to a fittingly Pan-American start. Alberto Ginastera's tribute to the gauchos of the Argentine plain, Estancia, will rouse you from your seat, and the elegant young Venezuelan-American pianist Gabriela Martinez works wonders with Manuel de Falla's timeless tribute to the romance of medieval Spain.

Tickets are $32 and $44 and can be purchased by going online at or by calling the Wilson Center box office at (262) 781-9520.

Learn how to give your lawn an organic fresh start

Meribeth Sullivan, recycling specialist for Waukesha County, will give a session on creating an organic lawn from 7 to 8 p.m. April 14 at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.

Sullivan will outline the latest approaches and steps to a green and healthy lawn through organic practices that feed the soil.

Clutter coach offers help on how to downsize

Downsizing? Thinking of moving? Clutter coach Kathi Miller will help you get started with a session from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 20 at the Broookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.

Miller will share her expertise on what to take, what to leave, and how to decide, to help you navigate what may be a challenging transition.

Get the latest buzz on bees and gardening April 21

Master gardener Mary Jane Swedberg will offer a session on bees and gardening from 7 to 8 p.m. April 21 at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the total number of managed honey bee colonies has decreased from 5 million in the 1940s to only 2.5 million today. Find out what plants you can include in your garden to help attract bees.

Woman's Club holding annual rummage sale

The Elm Grove Woman's Club, 13885 Watertown Plank Road, hosts its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16.

The rummage sale features more than 30 vendors and includes a bake sale.

Sunset presents Broadway homage

The Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road, presents 'Highlights From The Footlights,' a salute to the best of Broadway in this homage to the timeless songs of the Great White Way. The show runs from Thursday, April 7, to Saturday, April 9. The music is from the Golden Age of Broadway to current smash hits, and everything in between.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for groups of 15 or more.

Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

Order tickets by going online at or call the box office at (262) 782-4430.

Putnam County Spelling Bee' coming up

The Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road, presents the musical 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' from Thursday, April 21, to Sunday, May 8. The show is rated PG-13 for language and content.

Tickets are $25 for adults; $23 for seniors, students and military personnel; and $18 for groups of 15 or more. There are also two value nights, Thursday, April 21, and Wednesday, April 27, when tickets are $15.

Show times are at 7:30 p.m. for evening performances, 3 p.m. for a Saturday matinee (May 7) and at 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees.

Online sales close 1 hour prior to performance. Buy tickets online at the website at

Tickets also can be purchased at the box office window until showtime.

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