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July Fourth events

Butler will celebrate Independence Day, July 4, with a parade at 2 p.m. moving from Arden Place, 12712 W. Arden Place north on 127th Street to Frontier Park, 1305 W. Custer Ave., Butler. Festivities will be held at Frontier Park from 2:30 to 9 p.m. with fireworks starting at 9 p.m. in the park. Call Butler Village Hall at 262-783-2525, for more information.

Festivities begin in Germantown with a parade at noon. The parade will  travel north on Pilgrim at Francese Drive, west on Main Street and north on Park Avenue to Firemen's Park. An old-fashioned family picnic will be held at the park with area groups selling food and beverages. Activities, for all ages, at Firemen's Park will go from 11 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. Fireworks will be held at dusk at the park. All proceeds from the day's events will benefit the Germantown Kiwanis Club and the children's programs the club supports in the village. Contact the Germantown Park and Recreation Department at 262-250-4710 for more details.

Menomonee Falls will celebrate Independence Day with a parade at 7 p.m. Monday, July 3. The parade will start on Appleton Avenue at Elm Lane and move southeast to Menomonee Falls High School W142 N8101 Merrimac Drive. People can start saving spaces at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 2. The police will confiscate anything put out before 7 p.m. Fireworks will begin after the parade at the high school. Call Village Hall at 262-532-4200, for more details.

Concert in the Park

The Germantown Community Band will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, in Firemen's Park, W162 N11870 Park Ave.

The second of the Concert in the Park series, the band will offer "Night at the Movies." The concert will be held in the Kennedy Middle School gym, W160 N11836 Crusader Court, in the case of rain.

Contact Band Director James Barnes at for more details.

Dogs at the library

The Germantown Community Library, N112 W16957 Mequon Road, will present Soda Pups at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29.

The program, cute dogs doing a variety of tricks, is sponsored by the Friends of the Germantown Library. The program is geared to school-aged children.

Those interested can call the library at 262-253-7760 for more information.

St. Boniface School

St. Boniface Grade School, W204 N11968 Goldendale Road, Germantown, is now enrolling K3 through eighth grades.

The kindergarten program offers options for the 3- and 4-year-old classes, five full or five half days are offered in the 5-year-old kindergarten program.

Call the school at 262-628-1955 for more information or to schedule a tour.


Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, Menomonee Falls Public Library, W156 N8436 Pilgrim Road. Library, 262-532-8900.

Farmers Market open, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through October, 12700 W. Hampton Ave., Butler. Butler Village Hall, 262-783-2525.

VFW Post 9202 meets, 7 p.m. Monday, June 26, N120 W15932 Freistadt Road, Germantown. Commander Steven Lichtenwalner, 262-251-8716.

Kiwanis Club of Menomonee Falls meets, 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Trysting Place Pub, N71 W12980 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls.

Art Guild of Menomonee Falls meets, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, Menomonee Falls Public Library, W156 N8436 Pilgrim Road.

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