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

 

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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. Refreshments will be served following the business meeting.

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Milwaukee Lake Park Lawn Bowling Open House

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Lawn Bowling Courts near 3133 E. Newberry Blvd.

Details: The public is invited to attend. Members will give you a friendly introduction to the game of lawn bowling. For more information about the association, visit the website or contact Anna Witt via email at: admin@milwaukeelawnbowls.com.


--Demonstrations every hour on the hour.
--Organized games after each lesson.
--Participants asked to wear soft, flat-soled shoes. All other equipment is provided.
--Refreshments provided.
--This game is not appropriate for children under age 12..

 

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Lake Park Friends Member Appreciation Picnic

Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Location: Picnic Area #2 (west side of tennis courts)

Details: Come for a picnic, family fun and a kick off to a fabulous summer in Lake Park!  Get to know other members, learn about summer programming and enjoy the park. LPF will provide hot dogs, soft drinks and desserts. Feel free to bring a dish to pass.

Not a member?  Join us! For reasons why, click here.

 

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June

 

Tennis Lesson for Kids

Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m. (see registration form for dates)

Location: Meet at tennis courts

Details: LPF is offering Group Tennis Lessons for kids this summer at the Lake Park tennis courts. These clinics will be an interactive and fun introduction to tennis. Participants will learn the fundamental skills and rules of the sport to develop them for competitive play. Players will need to come with a tennis racquet, court shoes, and a water bottle. If you player does not have a racquet, LPF will provide one for use during lessons. These lessons are open to players of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Space will be limited, and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis so register early.

LPF Member:

* $10 registration fee

* lessons offered free of charge

Non-Members:

*$10 registration fee

*$25 per session. For all three sessions, total cost is $60

Interested in becoming a member? See our Membership page.

For a registration form, click here

10

Badgerland Striders Superun 5K

Time: 7:00 p.m. race (5-6 p.m. registration)

Location: Meet at Lake Park Pavilion Parking Lot at 3133 E. Newberry Blvd.

Details: The Badgerland Striders annual run through Lake Park is always fun! AFter the race, complimentary Miller beer, soft drinks, fruit and $2.50 Italian sausages. More information on how to register can be found here.

 

12

Milwaukee Lake Park Lawn Bowling Open House

Time: 5-9 p.m.

Location: Lawn Bowling Courts near 3133 E. Newberry Blvd.

Details: The public is invited to attend. Members will give you a friendly introduction to the game of lawn bowling. For more information about the association, visit the website or contact Anna Witt via email at: admin@milwaukeelawnbowls.com.


--Demonstrations every hour on the hour.
--Organized games after each lesson.
--Participants asked to wear soft, flat-soled shoes. All other equipment is provided.
--Refreshments provided.
--This game is not appropriate for children under age 12..

 

21

History Walk - North Section of the Park

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Meet at Warming House

Details: This summer, History Committee members will lead three walks throughout Lake Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1893. Old maps and photographs will be used as aids to more fully interpret the park’s historical buildings, bridges and statues.

24

Wonderful Wednesdays Concert - Ms. Jen and the Jellyfish

Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: Ms. Jen will have audiences up and moving to the "kindie rock" musical stylings of the Jellyfish, featuring songs and teachers from Music for Aardvarks-Milwaukee.

28

Vintage Base Ball Game

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Picnic Area 5 (near ball diamond)

Details: The Milwaukee Juneaus will be hosting the Milwaukee Grays in a vintage base ball game as it would have been played after the Civil War until 1898. Vintage base ball is a gentlemen's game - no spitting, no gambling, no cursing and no scratching! This game is played without gloves! Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy an afternoon of free baseball entertainment.

 

 

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July

 

1

Wonderful Wednesdays Concert - Adam and I

Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: Adam and I is a fresh young duo from Nashville with the unique energy of Americana and the sounds of the 50's and 60's.

4

July 4th in Lake Park

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Lake Park

Details: Celebrate the 4th of July in Lake Park! There will be parades, games for kids and Lake Park Friends-sponsored horse drawn carriage rides. See the City of Milwaukee’s Fourth of July Commission website for details.

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6

Musical Mondays Concert - Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: Our 18th season opens with echoes of a 1900's band-shell concert with fox trots, polkas, and ragtime music reminiscent of the era's parasols and picnics in the park.

8

Wonderful Wednesdays Concert - South End Blues Band

Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: Five-piece ensemble covering roots blues artists as well as present-day blues, R&B, and original blues-rock with down and dirty guitar, a wailing blues harp, a rock solid rhythm section, and gritty vocals.

13

Musical Mondays Concert - Stas!

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: Bayon accordionist-extraordinaire, Stanislav Venglevski returns to dazzle us once again wit his cornucopia of compositions, classics, tangos, and old Russian folk tunes.

15

Wonderful Wednesdays Concert - Liverpool '64

Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: An unforgettable musical and visual experience! This band performs all of the great, early Beatles hits, dressed as John, Paul, George and Ringo.

21

History Walk - Central Section of the Park

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Meet at Warming House

Details: This summer, History Committee members will lead three walks throughout Lake Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1893. Old maps and photographs will be used as aids to more fully interpret the park’s historical buildings, bridges and statues.

20

Musical Mondays Concert - Randy Sabien & Don Stiernberg

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: Wisconsin's funky fiddler and Chicago's mandolin master join forces to amaze us by their virtuosity and amuse us with their zany takes on some all-time jazz favorites.

22

Wonderful Wednesdays Concert - Cash Box Kings

Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: This authentic Chicago blues band is a regular headliner at the windy city's greatest blues establishments, and they bring the classics along with their own material for a show that is fast and fun!

27

Musical Mondays Concert - Philomusica

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: In residence at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, this stellar string quartet returns yet again to share its favorite repertoire with Musical Mondays' discerning audience.

29

Wonderful Wednesdays Concert - Extra Crispy Brass Band

Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: Eight-piece ensemble playing New Orleans-style brass band music, incorporating street funk, traditional jazz, and the Afro-Caribbean traditions.

 

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August

 

3

Musical Mondays Concert - Paula Dewey Cabot with Connie Grauer and Kim Zick

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: Milwaukee's long-time favorite songstress returns to bewitch us once again with the treasury of songs on her recording with local WAMI winner musicians (AKA Mrs. Fun)

5

Wonderful Wednesdays Concert - Fox & Branch

Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: Every Fox and Branch performance is a celebration of community, family, and music! Children will sing along, dance, and come onstage to try their hands at the washboard.

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.

10

Musical Mondays Concert - Claudia Schmidt

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: This enduring recording artist, folksinger/composer and raconteur returns to Lake Park to enchant us once more with her guitar, dulcimer, distinctive voice and insightful lyrics.

16

History Walk - South Section of the Park

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Meet at Warming House

Details: This summer, History Committee members will lead three walks throughout Lake Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1893. Old maps and photographs will be used as aids to more fully interpret the park’s historical buildings, bridges and statues.

17

Musical Mondays Concert - John Thulin Trio

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: "What d'ya Know" aficionados need no introduction to the musicians Michael Feldman features regularly on his Saturday morning broadcast over National Public Radio.

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.

24

Musical Mondays Concert - Milwaukee Chamber Choir

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: J. Mark Baker brings us the area's newest vocal ensemble featuring Elizabethan madrigals, American folk hymns and selections from the Great American songbook.

31

Musical Mondays Concert - Aaron-Hetzel Quartet

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: Flutist Rick Aaron and pianist Mike Hetzel promise a tasty "kitchen sink concert" drawing on their 3 decades of performing Klezmer music, pop tunes and favorite jazz standards.

 

 

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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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