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The 56th annual Epiphany Tree burning service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Lutheran Church of the Prince of Peace, W156 N7149 Pilgrim Road, Menomonee Falls.

The service starts indoors, then outside for the tree burning. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. This event celebrates the birth of Christ, and commemorates the arrival of the wise men. An indoor reception will follow the service featuring hot beverages and assorted snacks. Those interested can bring their fresh, undecorated Christmas tree for the burning.

Call the church at 262-251-3360 for more details.

Need a ride?

Wheels for Germantown offers Germantown residents, 55 years and older, rides from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Those needing a ride to the grocery store, bank, doctor, dentist, to the Senior Center or shopping can call 262-250-4712.

Call the above phone number for more information or for reservations.

Computer classes

The Menomonee Falls Public Library, W156 N8436 Pilgrim Road, is offering numerous computer classes for the beginner and on.

The classes include tech help, Windows, Word 2013 and Excel 2013 classes, cutting the cable cord and online help. Registration is ongoing.

Call the library at 262-532-8920 or visit the second floor information desk to register or for more information.

Read to Rover

The Germantown Community Library, N112 W16957 Mequon Road, offers Read to Rover for children in first to fourth grades.

The program gives children the chance to read aloud to a dog who loves to listen. Time slots are 15 minutes. A parent or guardian must sign a consent form and register the child.

Contact the library at 262-253-7760 starting Monday, Jan. 9, to sign up or for more information.

Discussion group

The Menomonee Falls Public Library, W156 N8436 Pilgrim Road, will host a series of monthly books discussion groups.

The discussions will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays, in the Youth Program Room. The Jan. 12 book to be discussed is “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger. Copies of the books are available to check out for those needing them. Refreshments will be served. There will also be special showings of films based on some of the titles. Checks the library's website for more information.

Call the library at 262-532-8900, for more details.


VFW Post 9496 January breakfasts, 9 a.m. every Tuesday, Odyssey Family Restaurant, N82 W15380 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls. Stan Larson, 262-251-1655.

Sewing Group meets, 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, Butler Public Library, 12808 W. Hampton Ave., Butler. Group meets first Thursday of every month. Library, 262-783-2535.

Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, St. Anthony Catholic School's Rechling Hall, N74 W13646 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls. Adults $11, children ages 5 to 12 $6 and children 4 and younger free. Hot dog meal for children 5 to 12 years $5. Fish fries are held the first Friday of the month September through May. Church, 262-251-5910.

American Legion Post 1 meets, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, the Post, N120 W15932 Freistadt Road, Germantown. Hall manager, 262-573-7902.

Morning Book Club meets, 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, Germantown Community Library, N112 W16957 Mequon Road. Discussing “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel Brown. Copies of selected book available at Circulation Desk for check out. No registration required, guests welcome. Library, 262-253-7760.

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