Boerner to hold National Public Gardens Day event
Hales Corners - Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, will celebrate National Public Gardens Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11.
National Public Gardens Day promotes and increases awareness of botanical gardens, zoos, historic gardens and any of America's public gardens. Members of gardening organizations will be in attendance. The horticultural staff will offer garden tours at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
For information, visit BoernerBotanicalGardens.org or call (414) 525-5635.
Alliance to hold membership exhibit at bank
Greendale - The West Allis Art Alliance will hold its membership exhibit through May 29 at North Shore Bank, 5101 S. 76th St.
For information, call (414) 321-4850.
St. Matthew Church to hold fish boil
Oak Creek - St. Matthew Church, 9329 S. Chicago Road, will hold a fish boil from 4 to 7 p.m. May 18 in the cafeteria.
Dinner will include boiled potatoes, carrots, onions, fish, coleslaw, bread, homemade dessert and a beverage.
The west entrance is handicapped accessible.
Tickets cost $9 in advance or $9.50 the day of the event. Children ages 3 to 12 are $4.
For information, call (414) 762-4200.
BloodCenter to hold blood drive May 30
Franklin - BloodCenter of Wisconsin will hold a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. May 30 in the St. Joseph Conference Room at Wheaton Franciscan Health Care, 10101 S. 27th St.
Anyone 16 or older who is in good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Donors should bring a photo ID. The entire process takes about an hour.
Donors can schedule an appointment by visiting www.bcw.edu or by calling (877) 232-4376.
Friends group seeks volunteers to remove buckthorn
Franklin - Friends of Franklin's Parks will hold a buckthorn removal event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9 at the Franklin Woods Nature Center, 3723 W. Puetz Road.
Volunteers are asked to bring gloves and cutting tools, and sign a waiver of liability statement.
Volunteers should send an email to email@example.com and note "buckthorn removal" in the subject line.
For information, visit FriendsOfFranklinsParks.webs.com.
Packers hold youth football camp in Franklin in June
Franklin - Former Green Bay Packers John Anderson, Johnnie Gray, Dexter McNab, Bryce Paup, Paul Rudzinski and Bill Schroeder will provide support at a youth football camp for children 6 to 14 at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex, 6000 W. Ryan Road, Franklin.
The camp provides noncontact instruction, teaching children how to run, throw, coach and compete the Packers way.
The Franklin camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 25 to June 29. The price is $349. Visit PackersCamps.com or call (866) 246-9800.
Myers leads series of garden walks at Boerner
Hales Corners - Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, will host Melinda Myers and her "Discover Hidden Treasures" garden walk series.
6:30 p.m. May 16, Discovering Solutions for Your Garden - participants will visit shady spaces, rock gardens, sunny spots and rain gardens to discover planting strategies
6:30 p.m. July 25, Gardens of the Future - visit one of only 43 All-American Selection Trial Gardens in the United States
10 a.m. Oct. 20, Fall Discovery - explore Boerner's gardens
Also, a Family Fun Walk, "Discover the Magic of Fall, will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 20. The walk costs $30 per family (up to four individuals).
1 p.m. Oct. 20: Family Fun Walk: Discover the Magic of Fall - Program includes a scavenger hunt
To register, call (414) 525-5659.
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