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The Greater Menomonee Falls Foundation (GMFF) is holding an “Ovation” from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at North Hills Country Club, N73 W13430 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls.

Ovation, an event applauding the civic leaders and groups of Menomonee Falls, will award winners who have volunteered to the community.  A $25 donation is requested, which includes hors d' oeuvres.

Register to attend by visiting

Pantry needs

The Menomonee Falls Food Pantry, N85 W15382 Menomonee River Parkway, is in need of a number of items.

Greatest needs at the pantry include apple sauce, canned pineapple, boxed flavored potatoes, unusual canned vegetables such as sauerkraut, mushrooms, red beets and spinach. The pantry is always in need of chunky soups, canned chili or chili beans, condiments such as pickles and olives, sugar and canned meats.

Visit or call the pantry at 262-251-6848 for more information.

Fishing Derby

The Optimist Club of Menomonee Falls will hold its annual Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 13, at the Mill Pond and Shelter.

Registration starts at 9 a.m.; the catch-and-release contest will run from 10 a.m. to noon. Trophies and door prizes will be given out after the contest. The event is for children 3 to 16 years old. They should bring their own equipment. Children will compete within age groups. Food will be available for purchase.

Visit for more information.


Knitting group meets, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday, Butler Public Library, 12808 W. Hampton Ave. Bring current projects or new ones to work on and supplies. Library, 262-783-2535.

Last fish fry of the season, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 5, St. Anthony Catholic Church and School, N75 W13604 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls. Adult $11, children $6, take-out $10 and 16-piece bucket $32. Church 262-251-5910, ext. 710.

Church rummage, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, Emmanuel Community United Methodist Church, N84 W16707 Menomonee Ave., Menomonee Falls. Silent auction of specialty items runs through day, bag sale from 1 to 2 p.m. Church, 262-251-3830 or  .

Germantown Farmers Market opens, 8 a.m. to  noon Saturday, May 6, Germantown Village Hall, N112 W17001 Mequon Road. Village Hall, 262-250-4710.

Milwaukee West Suburban  Christian Women's Connection meets, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, May 15, Davian's, N56 W16300 Silver Spring Drive, Menomonee Falls. Speakers and brunch served. Cost: $15. reservations required, due by Monday, May 8. Lois, Women's Connection, 262-251-3841.

Young @ Hearts senior group meets, noon Tuesday, May 9, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, W180 N7863 Town Hall Road, Menomonee Falls. RSVP to church by Friday, May 5. Church, 262-251-7720.

Widow/Widower group meets, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, N88 W17658 Christman Road, Menomonee Falls. Church, 262-255-2210.

American Legion Post 1 meets,  7 p.m. Wednesday. May 10, The Post, N120 W15932 Freistadt Road, Germantown. Hall Manager, 262-573-7902.

Morning Book Club meets, 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11, Germantown Community Library, N112 W16957 Mequon Road. Discussing “Driftless” by David Rhodes. Copies of the selected books at the library. Library, 262253-7760.

Book Club meets, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, Menomonee Falls Public Library, W156 N8436 Pilgrim Road. Discussing “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty. Copies of the selected book available at Adult Information Desk. Library, 262-532-8900.

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