Blood donors will receive Indian Summer tickets
BloodCenter of Wisconsin will hold community blood drives in Oak Creek and Franklin.
All attempting donors will receive an admission ticket to Indian Summer Festival, Sept. 7 to 9. The tickets can be used at any time throughout the run of the festival.
In Oak Creek, a blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 1 at USA Taekwondo, 2151 E. Rawson Ave.
Donors can schedule an appointment by calling (877) 232-4376 or (414) 937-6199, or by visiting bcw.edu/TS.
In Franklin, a blood drive will be held from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Indian Community School, 10405 W. Saint Martin's Road.
Donors can schedule an appointment by calling (877) 937-6092 or by visiting bcw.edu/ICS906.
Anyone 17 or older who is in general good health and meets eligibility requirements can donate blood. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate. The entire process takes about an hour. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes a birth date.
Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.
Art, craft fair proceeds to benefit local charities
Franklin - The annual Knights of Columbus arts and craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Sacred Heart School of Theology, 7335 S. Highway 100.
The event will feature a new car display, food, beverages and music.
Parking is free; admission is $2 for adults and free for children younger than 12.
Proceeds benefit local charities.
For information, call (414) 425-8300.
Concertina Millie to perform for senior club
Franklin - Concertina Millie will perform for the Franklin Senior Citizens Club at noon Sept. 5 at Clifford's Supper Club, 10418 W. Forest Home Ave.
For information, call (414) 427-5789.
Commission to hold annual pig, chicken roast
Oak Creek - The Celebrations Commission will hold its ninth annual pig and chicken roast from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at Oak Creek's Miller Park, 315 E. Groveland Drive.
Adult dinners cost $5 and include a quarter-chicken or pork sandwich, potato chips and beans. Kids dinners cost $1 and include a hot dog, potato chips and fun snacks. Baked potatoes, corn on the cob, beer, soda and water also will be available.
Tickets are available at City Hall, 8640 S. Howell Ave., (414) 768-6500, and the Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 S. Howell Ave., (414) 768-5840.
Harvest Festival to feature pig roast, live music
Franklin - A Harvest Festival will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at Polonia Park, 10200 W. Loomis Road.
An outdoor Mass at 1 p.m. will be followed by a harvest ceremony featuring a pig roast and live music by Polanie Band.
Participants will be able to enjoy roasted pork, chickens, Polish food and beverages, as well as soccer games, volleyball, ping-pong and human foosball.
Parking will cost $5 per car.
For information, call (414) 810-8158.
Fall Festival to feature living-history groups
Oak Creek - The Oak Creek Historical Society will highlight visits with World War II veterans and living-history groups at its 14th annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at the society's historical buildings at 15th and Forest Hill avenues.
The free event will feature living-history groups from Army, Navy and Marine Corps units; each group will display dozens of World War II artifacts.
A continuous slide show of Oak Creek history will run in the Miller Farm Shed, one of seven historic structures dating back to the 1840s at the site. A handmade quilt is the grand prize in the raffle; tickets cost $1.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit OCHistorical.freeservers.com.
Teachers to present class outlines during open house
Oak Creek - Oak Creek High School, 340 E. Puetz Road, will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11.
Parents and guardians can follow their student's class schedule, with classroom periods lasting 10 minutes each. Teachers will present brief outlines of their classes during the classroom periods.
Students will receive a schedule and map of the school Sept. 10. Parents should bring the schedule and map to the open house.
For information, call (414) 768-6210.
Bicycle retailer collecting gift cards for foundation
Hales Corners - Wheel & Sprocket, 5722 S. 108th St., will collect unused and partially used gift cards for Make-A-Wish Foundation through Oct. 15.
For information, call (414) 529-6600.
Boerner events benefit children's programs at gardens
Hales Corners - Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, is set to host a variety of events.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7: AutumnFest
10 a.m. to noon Oct. 20: Melinda Myers' Fall Discovery Walk
1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 20: Melinda Myers' Family Fun Walk
Proceeds support Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens nature-driven, plant science and environmental education for children.
For information, call (414) 525-5650.
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