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Celebrate literacy

Willow Springs Learning Center's 4-year-old kindergartners will celebrate the 17th Annual Literacy Night, 5:45 to 7 p.m.Tuesday,  Feb. 28, at the center, W220 N6660 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls.

Literacy Night is a fun-filled, interactive night where students and families come back to school to play rhyming games, environmental print Bingo and become an author, as well as watch a special performance. The event will be an open house with three stations running continuously. An interactive story will be performed at 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m. Students will receive a book and create a take-home project.

Contact Kristy Cravillion, Willow Springs Learning Center teacher, at 262-255-6190 for more information.

Youth Art Month

Hamilton schools will celebrate Youth Art Month with an art show at the Pauline Haass Public Library, N64 W23820 Main St., Sussex, in March.

In celebration of Youth Art Month, the artwork of students throughout the Hamilton School District will be on display at the library. The public is invited to view the artwork during regular library hours. A reception honoring the artists and their teachers, held in the library, will be open to the public from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 3. The Friends of the Pauline Haass Public Library will provide refreshments.

Contact Becky Vitek-Vaughn, Woodside Elementary art teacher, at 262-820-1530 for more information.

Sensenbrenner visit

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) will hold a town hall meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 3, at Lannon Village Hall, 20399 W. Main St.

Sensenbrenner will go on to the Sussex Civic Center, N64 W23760 Main St., for a town hall meeting at 10:15 a.m. The congressman represents Wisconsin's fifth district: Dodge, Washington, Jefferson and Waukesha Counties.

Contact Sensenbrenner's offices in Washington, D.C., at 202-225-5101 or in Brookfield at 262-784-1111 for more information.

Deaf worship

St. James Catholic Church, W220 N6588 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls, offers interpreted masses for the deaf at 4:30 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday of each month. The next interpreted mass will be held Saturday, Feb. 25.

Call St. James at 262-251-3944 for more information.

Threshold Choir

Heart Song, part of the international organization Threshold Singing, practices from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month.

They are available to send a small group (about five singers) to the bedside of people who are struggling with living or dying.

Visit if interested in joining, scheduling a visit or for more information.

Home inspections

The Sussex Fire Department will do voluntary home fire inspections in selected subdivisions to collect data from homeowners about fire prevention/safety for a grant program they will apply for later in the year.

Eligible homeowners live west of Maple Avenue from Main Street north to Champeny Road, including Ash , Fir, Spruce and Locust Streets, Westhaven Road, Oxford, Westchester and Grogan Drives and south of Champeny Road to Ivy Avenue, including Elm and Poplar Avenues.

Call the Sussex Fire Department at 262-246-5197 to schedule an appointment or for more information.


The History of Public Libraries, 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, Pauline Haass Public Library, N64 W23820 Main St., Sussex. Library, 262-246-8150.

Caregiver Support Group meets, 12:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, Sussex Civic Center, N64 W23760 Main St. Topic: Medication Management. Jean  Horner, Sussex Senior Program Coordinator, 262-246-6447.

Regeneration meets, 9:30 breakfast, 10 a.m. program, Tuesday, Feb. 28. Program: The Threshold Singers. Church, 262-246-6710.

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