Lake Park Friends
Calendar

2015

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Every Week

 

every Tuesday a.m.

Yoga in the Park

Time: 7-8:15 a.m.

Location: Marcia Coles Community Room

Details: Instructor, Edie Starrett, of the Mona V Yoga and Wellness Center, teaches these popular yoga classes each Tuesday in Lake Park’s beautiful Community Room. Classes are $14 per session. Come and pay at the door with cash or check. For more information, call or email Lake Park Friends at (414) 962.1680 or lakeparkfriends@sbcglobal.net
*INTRODUCTORY SESSION FREE*

COME AS OUR GUEST AND SEE FOR YOURSELF THE WONDERS OF YOGA AND LAKE MICHIGAN!

Every Wednesday p.m.

Wednesday Workers - Volunteer in Lake Park

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: Meet at the Warming House, 2975 N. Lake Park Rd.

Details: Every Wednesday, weather permitting, the Nature Committee needs volunteers for a variety of natural areas projects. Meet at 1:30 at the Warming House. Bring your favorite gloves and dress comfortably.

Nature Activities may include:

Help with bird feeding
Help in butterfly garden and rain gardens
Adopt, water and weed oak saplings
Weed the prairie garden
Plant in the Ravines
Mulch around trees
And more!

Contact Dolores Knopfelmacher (dolores@milwpc.com) 414-332-0994 OR Gil Walter (ggw@uwm.edu) to get on the email list.

 

January 2015

 

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Recycling Program

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Marcia Coles Community Room

Details: Lake Park Friends invites you to attend a talk and discussion on recycling, from sorting to processing to end markets, by Rick Meyers, Resource Recovery Program Manager for City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works. This program is free and open to the public.

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Duck Watch

Time: 11 a.m. -1 p.m.

Location: Meet at North Point, just north of Bradford Beach

Details: View sea (and other) birds along the Lake Michigan shoreline. These free, informal watches are open to the general public of all ages and levels of birding experience. Visit the "Birds of Lake Park in Milwaukee" Facebook page for bird information.

25

Lake Park Friends Ice Skating Party

Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Location: Lake Park Ice Rink and Warming House at2975 N. Lake Park Rd.

Details: Enjoy free s'mores, hot chocolate and cookies in between skating (or watching others skate!). All are welcome!

 

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February

 

7

Vintage Base Ball Program

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Marcia Coles Community Room, 3133 E. Newberry Blvd., lower level

Details: The Lake Park Friends History Committee invites you to join them for a program on Vintage Base Ball. The styles, speech, rules and terminology used in the middle of the 19th Century will be described by members of the Cream City Base Ball Club and Milwaukee Juneaus - all attired in traditional uniform. This program is free and open to the public.

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Duck Watch

Time: 11 am -1 pm

Location: Meet at North Point, just north of Bradford Beach

Details: View sea (and other) birds along the Lake Michigan shoreline. These free, informal watches are open to the general public of all ages and levels of birding experience. Visit the "Birds of Lake Park in Milwaukee" Facebook page for bird information.

22

Surviving the Big Chill: How Plants Survive in Winter

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Marcia Coles Community Room, 3133 E. Newberry Blvd., lower level

Details: Jim Reinhartz, Director of UWM Field Station, is a plant ecologist and evolutionary biologist who will speak on winter plants. This program is free and open to the public.

 

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March

 

7

Duck Watch

Time: 11 am -1 pm

Location: Meet at North Point, just north of Bradford Beach

Details: View sea (and other) birds along the Lake Michigan shoreline. These free, informal watches are open to the general public of all ages and levels of birding experience. Visit the "Birds of Lake Park in Milwaukee" Facebook page for bird information.

7

Film Viewing: "Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America"

Introduced by Originator Laurence Cotton

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Marcia Coles Community Room, 3133 E. Newberry Blvd., lower level

Details: Lake Park Friends History Committee will host a viewing of the PBS documentary “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America”.  The film will be introduced by Laurence Cotton, originator of the film.  Mr. Cotton, of Portland, Oregon, served as principal researcher, Consulting Producer and authored the web site essay about the legacy of John Charles Olmsted in the Pacific Northwest.  On that site one can also read contributions from scholars and personnel attached to the project and watch nearly 30 minutes of additional fully produced web-only videos, edited out of the completed 90 minute film as delivered to PBS. Click here to go to the site.

Laurence Cotton first launched this project seven years ago, then brought it to his friend and collaborator Lawrence Hott, who directs this film. A colleague of Ken Burns, Lawrence Hott has his own production company, Florentine Films/Hott Productions, which has a considerable track record producing well-received films on PBS. 

 

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April

 

18

Clean Up Day in Lake Park

Time: 9 to 11 a.m.

Location: Begin at Warming House

Details: Be a part of the nation's largest organized annual clean up, beautification, and community improvement program. Set a positive example for your community by doing your part to help keep Greater Milwaukee beautiful!

18

Urban Forestry Program

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Marcia Coles Community Room, lower level Lake Park Pavilion, 3133 E. Newberry Blvd.

Details: David Sivyer, City of Milwaukee Forestry Services Manager, will give us an overview of the city's forestry operations, including planning for species diversity of street trees, control of diseases such as that caused by the Asian Ash borer, and much more. This program is free and open to the public.

Saturdays 18, 25

Warbler Walks

Time: 8:30-10 a.m.

Location: Meet at Warming House

Details: These free, informal walks are open to the general public of all ages. Recreational birders familiar with Lake Park volunteer to lead people of all skill levels to the best birding spots in the park. Beginning birders are especially welcome. Camaraderie and discussion of diverse environmental issues are encouraged. Visit the "Birds of Lake Park in Milwaukee" Facebook page for bird information.

22

Earth Day

Today is the 45th birthday of Earth Day! Find some time today, or in the next couple of days, to visit Lake Park and be inspired by its history and beauty. Have your spirit renewed and join the 1 billion people in 190 countries who are taking action for Earth Day!

 

24

Arbor Day

Plant a tree, save a tree or come to Lake Park and walk among the trees!

25

Saturday Morning Weed Out

Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon

Location: Meet at Warming House

Details: Volunteers are needed to help remove garlic mustard in the park woodlands. Enjoy a spring day in the park and help restore natural areas and protect animals too. Wear sturdy shoes and gloves.

 

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May

 

Saturdays 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Saturday Morning Weed Out

Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon

Location: Meet at Warming House

Details: Volunteers are needed to help remove garlic mustard in the park woodlands. Enjoy a spring day in the park and help restore natural areas and protect animals too. Wear sturdy shoes and gloves.

2, 9, 16,  & 23

Warbler Walks

Time: 8:30-10 a.m.

Location: Meet at Warming House

Details: These free, informal walks are open to the general public of all ages. Recreational birders familiar with Lake Park volunteer to lead people of all skill levels to the best birding spots in the park. Beginning birders are especially welcome. Camaraderie and discussion of diverse environmental issues are encouraged. Visit the "Birds of Lake Park in Milwaukee" Facebook page for bird information.

10

Mother's Day Wildflower Walk

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Meet at Warming House

Details: Mary Schley, and others, will lead us on our traditional, and ever popular, Wildflower Walk, pointing out returning and newly planted Spring wildflowers. A great way to spend the afternoon with your mother or other!

12

Lake Park Friends Annual Meeting

Time: 7-8 p.m.

Location: Marcia Coles Community Room

Details: Join us for this year's Annual Meeting which includes the election of officers and directors, a financial report, and an update on recent park projects. Coffee and cookies will be served following the business meeting.

 

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August

 

9

Chimney Swift Count 1 of 2

Time: tbd p.m. (20 minutes before and after sunset)

Location: Corner of Capitol and Maryland in Shorewood at St. Robert's Church

Details: As summer draws to a close, and the swifts have finished raising their young, these fascinating aerial acrobats begin to congregate in communal roosts prior to their migration in the fall. Some roosts may consist of an extended family group of a half a dozen birds or so, but the larger sites can host hundreds or even thousands of swifts! Keep your eyes to the skies at dusk and watch for areas where swifts are feeding. Look for a tall shaft, chimney or similar structure to locate where Chimney Swifts go to roost. Join us as we watch and record this event.

22, 20

Warbler Walks

Time: 8:30-10 a.m.

Location: Meet at Warming House

Details: These free, informal walks are open to the general public of all ages. Recreational birders familiar with Lake Park volunteer to lead people of all skill levels to the best birding spots in the park. Beginning birders are especially welcome. Camaraderie and discussion of diverse environmental issues are encouraged. Visit the "Birds of Lake Park in Milwaukee" Facebook page for bird information.

 

 

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September

 

5, 12, 19, 26

Warbler Walks

Time: 8:30-10 a.m.

Location: Meet at Warming House

Details: These free, informal walks are open to the general public of all ages. Recreational birders familiar with Lake Park volunteer to lead people of all skill levels to the best birding spots in the park. Beginning birders are especially welcome. Camaraderie and discussion of diverse environmental issues are encouraged. Visit the "Birds of Lake Park in Milwaukee" Facebook page for bird information.

13

Chimney Swift Count 2 of 2

Time: tbd p.m. (20 minutes before and after sunset)

Location: Corner of Capitol and Maryland in Shorewood at St. Robert's Church

Details: As summer draws to a close, and the swifts have finished raising their young, these fascinating aerial acrobats begin to congregate in communal roosts prior to their migration in the fall. Some roosts may consist of an extended family group of a half a dozen birds or so, but the larger sites can host hundreds or even thousands of swifts! Keep your eyes to the skies at dusk and watch for areas where swifts are feeding. Look for a tall shaft, chimney or similar structure to locate where Chimney Swifts go to roost. Join us as we watch and record this event.

 

 

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October

 

24

Duck Watch

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Meet at North Point, just north of Bradford Beach

Details: View sea (and other) birds along the Lake Michigan shoreline. These free, informal watches are for the general public of all ages and levels of birding experience. Visit the "Birds of Lake Park in Milwaukee" Facebook page for bird information.

 

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November

 

14

Duck Watch

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Meet at North Point, just north of Bradford Beach

Details: View sea (and other) birds along the Lake Michigan shoreline. These free, informal watches are for the general public of all ages and levels of birding experience. Visit the "Birds of Lake Park in Milwaukee" Facebook page for bird information.

 

 

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December

 

5

Duck Watch

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Meet at North Point, just north of Bradford Beach

Details: View sea (and other) birds along the Lake Michigan shoreline. These free, informal watches are for the general public of all ages and levels of birding experience. Visit the "Birds of Lake Park in Milwaukee" Facebook page for bird information.

19

2015 Christmas Bird Count

Time: 1 p.m. to dusk

Location: Meet at the Warming House, 2975 N. Lake Park Rd.

Details: Join Lake Park Friends, and thousands of people around the world, in celebrating the Audubon Society's 116th Annual Christmas Bird Count. At 1:00, meet at the Warming House before we begin the count of Lake Park birds at 2:00 to 4:00, collecting data for what has been described as the longest running and most geographically inclusive wildlife study in the world. Then, around 4:00, return to the Warming House for a bowl of warm chili, a warm drink and good company! As dusk descends, join in on the owl prowl. This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

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