Lake Park Friends
Calendar

2014

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!

 

January 2014

 

12

Historic Postcards of Wisconsin

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Marcia Coles Community Room

Details: Please join us for an informal presentation on historic postcards of Wisconsin (with an emphasis on Lake Park and Milwaukee) by Mary Ritchie.  The program will feature a display of some interesting cards whose location and date you may wish to guess. This program is free and open to the public.

12

Lake Park Friends Ice Skating Party

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

Location: Lake Park Ice Rink and Warming House (2975 N. Lake Park Rd.)

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

18

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. For more information visit, Paul Hunter's Lake Park Birds Website.

21

Public Policy Forum Report: Pulling Back the Curtain: Assessing the needs of major arts, cultural, recreational, and entertainment assets in Milwaukee County

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Marcia Coles Community Room

Details: Rob Henken will be presenting a review of the study to the Parks Advisory Commission.  The public is welcome to attend. Visit the Public Policy Forum website for more information and to see the report.

25

Wisconsin Conservation Congress

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Marcia Coles Commmunity Room

Details: Join us for a presentation by Barbara Eisenberg, delegate to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, a citizen group advising the DNR and the Natural Resources Board. Barbara will discuss: Who does the Wisconsin Conservation Congress represent? Hunters? Hikers? Birdwatchers? Do they represent you? She will explain how it all works. This program is free and open to the public.

 

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February

 

8

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. For more information visit, Paul Hunter's Lake Park Birds Website.

 

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March

 

1

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. For more information visit, Paul Hunter's Lake Park Birds Website.

23

The Natural History of Insects

Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Location: Marcia Coles Community Room

Details: A presentation by Naturalist Kate Redmond on "Insects". Learn about some of the most common groups of insects, types of metamorphosis, diet, how they spend winter and some of their "special effects". Kate is a naturalist, photographer and writer of weekly essays on local bugs for the UW Field Station website. This program is free and open to the public.

 

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April

 

12

Clean Up Day in Lake Park

Time: 9 a.m. to noon

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!

13

Lake Park and Milwaukee's East Side - Growing Up Together

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Marcia Coles Community Room

Details: George Gurria, tour guide for Historic Milwaukee, Inc. and Trustee of Historic Watertower Neighborhood, will introduce Lake Park Friends to a few neighbors who were here before the Park and to many who arrived later. Ingredients: one part history, one part myth, one part tour - no walking shoes required! Refreshments will be served. This program is sponsored by Lake Park Friends in cooperation with Milwaukee County Parks and with generous support from the Coles Family Foundation.

Saturdays 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. For more information visit, Paul Hunter's Lake Park Birds Website.

22

Earth Day

Today is the 44th 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!

Also, please attend our Saturday, April 27 nature program on "Wisconsin Habitats...it all starts with soil!"

25

Arbor Day

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

26

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.

27

Wisconsin Habitats ... it all starts with soil!

Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Location: Marcia Coles Community Room

Details: From origins in ancient tropical seas, to mile high glacial coverings, to gradual development into hardwood forest ecosystems, to today's mixed urban and suburban landscapes - learn the story of your South East Wisconsin soil. Discover how this long history is still observable in your soil today and how it impacts what grows naturally or what will thrive in your home landscape. Through presentation, displays and "hands on" soil exploration, you'll "dig deep" into your Wisconsin soils!

Laurie Weiss is an instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College in the Landscape Horticulture program, where she teaches classes in Soil Science, Landscape Maintenance and Plant Materials. A bachelor's degree in botany and a master's degree in horticulture from UW Madison set in play a lifelong passion to understand and preserve nature and the environment using both scientific and practical approaches.

 

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May

 

Saturdays 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

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.

3, 10, 17,  & 24

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. For more information visit, Paul Hunter's Lake Park Birds Website.

11

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!

13

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.

25

Milwaukee Lake Park Lawn Bowling Association Open House

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

Location: Lawn Bowling Courts, 3131 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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June

 

1

LPF Member Appreciation Summer Kick-off Picnic

Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: Picnic Area 2 (just west of Warming House)

Details: Enjoy our beautiful park, get to know other members, and learn about our summer programming! Join us for hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks and desserts courtesy of Lake Park Friends. This picnic is for paid members of Lake Park Friends. Bring a blanket or chair.

20

Milwaukee Lake Park Lawn Bowling Association Open House

Time: 5 -9 p.m.

Location: Lawn Bowling Courts, 3131 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

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Meet at Warming House

Details: Join members of the LPF history committee as we roam Lake Park in search of Lake Park's past history. Armed with maps and early 20th Century postcards, we will try to uncover the secrets of Lake Park past. This walk will focus on the central portion of the park. Dress appropriately as we will be hiking the trails.

 

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July

 

2

Wonderful Wednesdays Concert - Fox & Branch

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

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: Our kick-off concert will have young audiences dancing, singing, and taking turns on old-timey instruments! Dave Fox and Will Branch are nationally-recognized, family-focused performers of traditional and original folk music who teach, engage, and inspire their audiences at schools, libraries, and festivals across the city and across the country.

7

Musical Mondays Concert - Stained Glass Brass

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

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: Our Lake Park Summer Stage opens the season with five of the Midwest’s finest brass players performing jewel-toned quintet repertoire from the majestic past to the ultra-modern.

9

Wonderful Wednesdays Concert - The 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 by Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, along with their own material, to our young audiences for a show that is fast and fun!      

14

Musical Mondays Concert -Madison Marimba Quartet

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

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: With magic mallets, this amazing foursome returns to astound us again with their impeccable ensemble and arrangements of standard, stolen and borrowed repertoire.

16

Wonderful Wednesdays Concert - Cowboy Randy Erwin

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

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: Get ready for cowboy music, American folklore, and real rope tricks! Cowboy Randy also teaches his young audience about the history of the Wild West, the animals of the plains and deserts, and what life was like for American cowboys. Wear your cowboy hat and boots, and get ready to live the cowboy life!    

19

History Walk

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Meet at Warming House

Details: Join members of the LPF history committee as we roam Lake Park in search of Lake Park's past history. Armed with maps and early 20th Century postcards, we will try to uncover the secrets of Lake Park past. This walk will focus on the northern portion of the park. Dress appropriately as we will be hiking the trails.

21

Musical Mondays Concert - My Sweet Patootie

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

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: This Canadian trio’s quirky blend of vintage jazz, country western, old-timey swing and blues, promises a toe-tapping evening that will make you smile all the way home.

23

Wonderful Wednesdays Concert - Gypsy Geoff

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

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: Gypsy Geoff is a professional magician, clown, mime, circus arts instructor and fire manipulator!

    

27

Eastside Milwaukee Garden Tour

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Eastside Milwaukee, including Lake Park

Details: This is a free, self-guided tour celebrating the diverse gardens of Milwaukee's East Side Neighborhood. This year, Lake Park Friends will showcase its rain, butterfly and prairie gardens. For further information, see the Eastside Milwaukee Garden Tour Facebook page.

28

Musical Mondays Concert - Edel Muñoz

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

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: This Cuba-born Wisconsin artist has won more than 20 international guitar competitions and performed in major venues around the world!

30

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 the Music for Aardvarks – Milwaukee family music classes.

    

 

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August

 

4

Musical Mondays Concert - Vivo

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

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: Favorites of Greater Milwaukee’s festivals and nightlife, the members of this jazz ensemble (named I live in Spanish) breathe life to every note wherever they perform.

8

Lake Park Live! Theater Presents "Animal Farm"

Time: 7:30 p.m. (RAINDATE is August 16)

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: The Quasimondo Milwaukee Physical Theatre is expected to bring its production of Animal Farm to the Lake Park Summer Stage for a free performance. Note that due to mature themes of the story, it is not recommended for children. For details on the performance, visit the Quasimondo website.

10

Chimney Swift Count 1 of 2

Time: 7:45-8:15 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.

11

Musical Mondays Concert - The Whiskey Farm

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

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: Winning MAMA’s “Best Americana/Folksong” and “Best Ensemble Vocals”, Madison’s multi-instrumental folk band features its great tunes, harmonies and lyric-driven songs.

16

History Walk

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Meet at Warming House

Details: Join members of the LPF history committee as we roam Lake Park in search of Lake Park's past history. Armed with maps and early 20th Century postcards, we will try to uncover the secrets of Lake Park past. This walk will focus on the southern portion of the park. Dress appropriately as we will be hiking the trails.

18

Musical Mondays Concert - Siempre Flamenco Milwaukee

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

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: This dedicated group promises an exciting evening of exquisite flamenco dance and music performed with the flair of Spanish tradition at its best. (BYO tapas and sangria and pretend you’re in Spain!)

25

Musical Mondays Concert - Aldatu

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

Location: Lake Park Summer Stage

Details: Symphony bassist Zachary Cohen has assembled a consort of international artists to close Lake Park Friends’17th season with an extraordinary evening of music and song.

23, 30

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. For more information visit, Paul Hunter's Lake Park Birds Website.

 

 

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September

 

6, 13, 20, 27

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. For more information visit, Paul Hunter's Lake Park Birds Website.

8

Moonlight Walk in Lake Park

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Meet at the Marcia Coles Community Room, 3133 E. Newberry Blvd., weather permitting.

Details: The Lake Park Friends History Committee invites you to saunter through the park as the Harvest Moon rises over Lake Michigan. Inspired by the words of an 1897 Milwaukee newspaper article, come see the park as Milwaukeeans saw it over 100 years ago. The walk will take place when the full moon is at its brightest! Refreshments served after the stroll.

7

Chimney Swift Count 2 of 2

Time: 7:00-7:30 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.

21

Mark Your Calendar - 2014 Cirque du Lake Park

Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Under the tent at Lake Park Bistro, 3133 E. Newberry Blvd.

Details: Cirque du Lake Park is Lake Park Friends annual benefit. It is a truly magical evening under the tent outside Lake Park Bistro. Come and support our beautiful park while you enjoy delicious food, browse the silent auction, engage in a wine tasting, are entertained by the music of Robin Pluer, and mingle with other supporters of Lake Park. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by sending a check to Lake Park Friends, P.O. Box 71197, Milwaukee, WI or you can purchase tickets at Downer Wine & Spirits (2638 N. Downer Ave.). Also, you can purchase tickets via credit card on our secure Cirque webpage.

 

 

 

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October

 

TBD

Fall Weed Out

Time: 9 a.m  to noon

Location: Meet at the Warming House

Details: The bluffs and woodlands in Lake Park have preserved much of their native vegetation. But, they are threatened by invaders from both the east and the west. Buckthorn, honeysuckle and garlic mustard are the chief culprits. This fall we will again be removing buckthorn and honeysuckle from priority areas.

 

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November

 

   

 

 

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December

 

   
   
   

 

 

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