Sunday, May 12, 2013
It's a busy week ahead, so be a bit of a tourist in your own town, and try to catch all that's going on in Muskego between now and May 19.
While you're enjoying Mother's day, Muskego Patch looked ahead at the week to come and were amazed at the events rolling our way. Here's a quick run down of the events that are worthy of your attention - how many do you plan on making? Monday, May 13 - Muskego Parks and Recreation Board, 5:30 p.m. On the agenda: Discussion on a private partnership for a dog park in the city; what is being done to cover up an unsightly dumpster at Idle Isle Park; Big Bend reaches out to connect a trail with Muskego \ Tuesday, May 14 - Muskego Woman's Club Blood Drive, Tess Corners Fire Station #3, 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. Park Arthur Ribbon Cutting, first game of the season at Park Arthur, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Muskego Meetings: Finance Committee, Common Council …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Ron Fry brings his interactive presentation of Shakespeare to the Muskego Public Library, and encourages his audience to 'play' along and get to know the Bard of Avon in a humorous and engaging setting
The Muskego Public Library is pleased to present “To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now” on Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00 p.m. The show is a one-person interactive presentation, featuring actor Ron Fry as William Shakespeare. Dynamic interpretations of excerpts from some of Shakespeare’s most famous works are combined with a humorous look at life in Renaissance England. The program also includes plenty of opportunities for audience members to star alongside The Bard of Avon. “To Be!” is … Dynamic – Shakespeare is performed by a professional first-person actor who also happens to double as a stunt-man, college teacher, fire-eater, clown, improv-artist, and jouster. Interactive – All ages and learning levels have the opportunity to take the …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Health care reform has been in the news, and there's plenty of information out there to confuse us all. Join the discussion at the Muskego Public Library to make sense of Medicare.
The Muskego Public Library is pleased to announce that Debbie Bisswurm, Outreach Specialist for the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, will be presenting on “Maximizing Your Medicare Benefits” Tuesday May 14, 2013 at 10 am. Debbie will do an overview and update of Medicare and the related programs and discuss how they all fit together. This will include important information on special programs for beneficiaries with low or limited income that may help pay Medicare costs, known as Medicare Savings Plans, and also help them pay their prescription drug costs. She will also spend some time explaining how to use and understand the Medicare plan comparison tool known as the “Plan Finder,” and what to consider when choosing a plan. …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Muskego Public Library is now where you can get your tickets for its annual wine tasting on May 18 if you're not so inclined to buy them online.
The Muskego Public Library will go from serving great books to great Bordeaux in May, as it holds its annual wine tasting fundraiser on the 18th from 7 to 10 p.m. This week marked the start of sales in the library for the event, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Muskego Public Library, and are $30 if you purchase them now. Wait until the night of the event and it will cost an additional $5. "If you've never been to this wine tasting, it is a must! The library is transformed into a beautiful setting, with flowers, music, lots of food samplings, and great wines to try," explained Barb Farmerie, a member of the Friends. She also said that new for this year is beer tasting for those who prefer the suds to the Shiraz. If you don't think …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Money Smart Week at the Muskego Public Library focuses on making smarter choices with finances for adults as well as children
Could you use a little help keeping more money in your wallet? The Muskego Public Library announced that it will join about 40 other states in presenting events during Money Smart Week, April 21-27, a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. The event was Created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association in 2002, Money Smart Week partners now include businesses, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, and government agencies that come together once a year to stress theimportance of financial literacy and provide free educational seminars and activities throughoutthe week. Locally, the library will be offering four events during this week …
Friday, March 22, 2013
A farmer's market will be featured in the Muskego Public Library's lot beginning May 30; all that's needed is a little spring weather.
If you look past the snowbanks, you can envision a series of canopies lining the parking lot at the Muskego Public Library to herald the opening of Muskego's Green Market beginning Thursday, May 30. The library board approved the request for the event, which will feature fresh produce, floral and crafters, to take place there from 3 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through September 5. Organizer Shannon Barbian confirmed that much will be the same as originally planned, with a focus on local growers and no national sales booths to keep the event truly regional in flavor, if you pardon the pun. Vendors interested in selling their wares should email email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Youth Art Month returns to the Muskego Public Library to promote arts education, with students in the spotlight
The Muskego Public Library will again become an art gallery, decked out with paintings, sculptures and other "objets d'art" through the end of March. Youth Art Month is an annual observation each March to emphasize the value of art education for all students and to encourage support for quality school art programs. "It provides a forum for recognizing the skills that are fostered through experience in the visual arts that are not possible in other subjects offered in the curriculum," said Dennis Severin, art instructor at Lake Denoon Middle School. "While students in art classes learn a variety of techniques specifc to art, such as how to draw, how to mix paint, how to center a pot or explore art history, they’re also taught a remarkable …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The meetings and events coming in the week ahead.
Meetings Monday, March 4 5:30 p.m., Special Finance Committee meeting (approval of vouchers only), City Hall Alderman's room 5:35 p.m., Special Common Council meeting (approval of vouchers only), City Hall Alderman's room Tuesday, March 5 6 p.m., Plan Commission, City Hall Muskego Room Thursday, March 7 7 p.m., Little Muskego Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District, City Hall Events Monday, March 4 9 a.m. Tai Chi Classes, Muskego Regency 7 p.m. Monday Night Ladies' League, Matty's Bar & Grill Tuesday, March 5 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. Lapsitters Story Time at the Library 6 p.m., Preschool Open House, Little Lambs Daycare (Peace Lutheran Church) 6 p.m., Jazz with Hats Off, Sauced Restaurant 7:30 p.m., Author Arthur Cola at the Library …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Arthur Cola has written about Irish folklore, and will be on hand at the Muskego Public Library, offering an escape to Ireland through reading and a real tour of the Emerald Isle.
This information comes to us from Elke Saylor, Adult Services Librarian with the Muskego Public Library: The Muskego Public Library is happy to announce the visit of Arthur Cola, a local author who has written a number of novels aimed at youth as well as adults. Some of his work introduces the reader to Irish folklore, so, with St. Patrick’s Day approaching, join us in welcoming Mr. Cola on Monday, March 4th at 7:30 PM. The author will introduce his fiction, talk about his travels and research, and answer questions. Books will be for sale at the event. Cola, who has 35 years of experience as an educator, currently resides with his family in Burlington, but he has traveled extensively in Europe researching cultural sites and folklore in …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Little-known culture will be spotlighted in presentation by local author.
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Friday, January 11
The Muskego Public Library is announced the visit of Richard Dawley, a local author who has written extensively about Amish culture in Wisconsin. Dawley will give a presentation on Monday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in a special event provided by the Friends of Muskego Public Library. Author, lecturer, traveler, counselor, educator, consultant, pilot, scuba diver, ham radio operator and father are terms that describe Dawley. He is also the author of eight books about Amish culture and life, and has been an instructor of sociology at the Milwaukee Area Technical College for 15 years. This program is free and open to everyone. Please call (262) 271-2110 for more information and to register.