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VFW news

Menomonee Falls VFW Post 9496 meets the first Tuesday of each month, at Krueger's Entertainment Center, N87 W16471 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls.

All veterans that are eligible to join the VFW are invited to meetings. The next meeting is March 7. The post also holds a weekly breakfast at 9 a.m. every Tuesday, at The Odyssey Family Restaurant, N82 W15380 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls.

Contact Commander Darron Kokinska at 262-644-0910 for more information.


Good Shepherd Catholic Church, N88 W17658 Christman Road, Menomonee Falls, offers Widows/Widowers from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 8.

The group meets on the second Wednesday every month for a light lunch and fellowship in the St. Francis Room.

Call the church at 262-255-2210 for more details.


Author Rochelle Pennington will present the “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Butler Public Library, 12808 W. Hampton Ave.

The award-winning newspaper columnist and author of 10 books will discuss one of the most well-known shipwrecks on the Great Lakes.

Call the library at 262-783-2535 for more details.

Writer's group

The Germantown Park and Recreation Department offers a writer's group for those 55 and older.

The group is for new and experienced writers looking to promote the joy of writing and willing to help each other find their voice. They meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. every second and fourth Monday of the month at the Germantown Senior Center, W162 N11960 Park Ave., room 112. The next meeting is March 13.

Call the senior center at 262-253-7799 for more information.


American Legion Post 1, N120 W15932 Freistadt Road, Germantown, offers bingo every Thursday.

The doors open at 5 p.m., early bird play starts at 7 p.m. and the regular session starts at 8:15 p.m. The small sheet, three on 10 pack, is $5, the medium sheet, six on 10 pack is $9 and the large sheet or nine on 10 pack is $12. All transactions are in cash; no checks or credit cards. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Call the hall manager at 262-573-7902 for more information.


Our Kid's Closet March hours, open to low-income families in Washington, Ozaukee and Waukesha counties, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 2 and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, within Columbia St. Mary's Clinic, N112 W15415 Mequon Road, Germantown., email to or Dyanne Van Hecke, 262-844-8554.

Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, Saint Agnes Catholic Church, 12801 W. Fairmount Ave., Butler. Dinner $8, beverages and desserts available for purchase. Church, 262-781-9521.

Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, St. Anthony Catholic School, N74 W13646 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls. Adults $11, children ages 5 to 12 $6 and children 4 and younger free. Hot dog meal $5. Church, 262-251-5910.

Menomonee Falls Saddle Club meets, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, Lannon Lions Community Center, 7610 N. Lannon Road, Lannon.

American Legion Post 1 meets, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, the Post, N120 W15932 Freistadt Road, Germantown. Hall Manager, 262-573-7902.

Morning Book Club meets, 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9, Germantown Community Library, N112 W16957 Mequon Road. Discussing :A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy" by Sue Klebold. No registration required, guests always welcome. Library, 262-253-7760.

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