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  • WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN PARKS: September 12-18, 2016

    September 12, 2016 Leave a Comment

     

    The 2016 Traveling Beer Garden™ is coming to an end – last day is Sept. 16th!

    Join us for the final week of the Traveling Beer Garden Tour at the Whitnall Park/Root River Parkway stop near 92nd and College Ave. HOURS: Mon-Fri: 4-10 pm;  Sat-Sun-Holidays: 11 am-10 pm. / LIVE MUSIC: Wed-Sat: 5-8pm.

    http://county.milwaukee.gov/Parks/BeerGardens

     

    Yoga for Wellness at Wehr – Session III
    Mon., Sept. 12th, 6-7pm, at Wehr Nature Center: Join Yoga instructor, Katy Martens for a series of outdoor yoga surrounded by the beautiful sights and sounds of Wehr Nature Center. You will be guided through a series of yoga postures, relaxation exercises, and stress reduction techniques. No prior yoga experience is required. Session III: Monday Evenings, Sept. 12, 19, & 26.
    http://www.friendsofwehr.org/yoga-for-wellness/

    “Parks with Purpose” Community Workshops
    Join us at one of the upcoming “Parks with Purpose” Community Workshops and help with our two major park planning efforts underway simultaneously: the 10-Year Parks System Master Plan and the 2050 Park & Open Space Plan.

    – Tues., Sept. 13th, 6:30-8:00pm: Kosciuszko Park Community Center, 2201 S. 7th St.
    – Wed., Sept. 14th, 6:30-8:00pm: Lake Park, 3133 E. Newberry Blvd. (lower level)
    – Thurs., Sept. 15th, 6:30-8:00pm: Wilson Park Pavilion, 1601 W. Howard Ave.

    http://county.milwaukee.gov/ParkSystemMasterPlan_ParkOpenSpacePlan

    Read more: http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=5bad313288344bca34524e5e4&id=7d10ccaf26&e=2d246827b0

    Yoga in the Park
    Tues., Sept. 13th, 7:00-8:15am, in Lake Park: See for yourself the wonders of yoga and Lake Michigan! Meet in the Marcia Coles Community Room.
    http://lakeparkfriends.org/event/yoga-in-the-park/?instance_id=23
    Tinkergarten INC – Nature Play Class
    Tues., Sept. 13th, 9:30-10:30am, in Estabrook Park: An event where families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play.
    https://tinkergarten.com/classes/2630

    Poetry in the Park – Final Event of the Season
    Tues., Sept. 13th, 6:30-8:00pm, in Juneau Park (near the Solomon Juneau statue): Come to Juneau Park Friends final Poetry in the Park event of the year, in which we invite Br!nk and Renaissance Theaterworks to take over! Juneau Park Friends, in partnership with Milwaukee County Parks, present “Before Evening Comes,” a play about hope in the face of overwhelming despair. Actors will be giving a staged reading of Philana Omorotionmwan’s play, followed by a guided talk-back between the playwright and the audience.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1185731358168289/

    Wehr Astronomical Society Meeting
    Tues., Sept. 13th, 7- 9pm, at Wehr Nature Center: A program of the Wehr Astronomical Society. https://www.facebook.com/events/1703911363214238/
    http://www.wehrastro.org/

    Hike for Health at Wehr Nature Center
    Wed.,  Sept. 14th, 10:30-11:30am, at Wehr Nature Center: Hike along with this group that walks Wehr’s trails together every Wednesday for camaraderie, exercise and fun. Meet in the Visitor Center. Walks run every Wednesday morning through November!
    http://www.friendsofwehr.org/adult-programs/hike-for-health/

    FBBG Garden Walks: Identifying Invasive Plants
    Wed., Sept. 14th, 6:00-7:30pm, at Boerner Botanical Gardens: Come learn all about Invasive Plants from Ben Habanek, one of Boerner’s Horticulturists. All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week. Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. $5/person. http://boernerbotanicalgardens.org/event/2016-wednesday-night-garden-walk-2016-06-08-2016-09-07/

    Mitchell Boulevard Park Concert – Summer’s Best Concert

    Wed., Sept. 14th, 6:30-8:30pm, at Mitchell Boulevard Park: A FREE concert in Mitchell Boulevard Park! Supported by Story Hill Neighborhood Association. Performing: Milwaukee Metropolitan Voices – Fine music from the world of Operetta, Broadway, Folk and Celtic.

    http://county.milwaukee.gov/ConcertsintheParks11320.htm

     

    Traveling Beer Garden 5K Run in Whitnall Park – Final Run for the Season!

    Wed., Sept. 14th, 5:00pm, at the Root River Parkway Traveling Beer Garden: Wisconsin’s ONLY traveling beer garden 5K run series.  A great race in Milwaukee County Parks finishing at the Parks Traveling Beer Garden.  All runners will receive a custom Beer Garden 5K shirt and a free pint full of Sprecher beer or Sprecher root beer.

    http://www.silvercirclesportsevents.com/beer-garden-5k

     

    Nite-Glow Golf – Final Round for the Season!

    Fri., Sept. 16th, starting at 8:30pm: With only tees, flag sticks, and holes illuminated and glow-in-the-dark golf balls flying through the air, Nite-Glow Golf is a veritable light show! Tee Times available 8:30pm until 10:30pm.  Call Lake (414) 961-3206 for reservations.
    http://milwaukeecountygolfcourses.com/golf/proto/milwaukeecountygolfcourses2/niteglow/niteglow.htm

     

    Food Truck Friday – Morgan Park Triangle

    Fri., Sept. 16th, 5-8pm, Morgan Park Triangle: Food Truck Friday happens during BayView Gallery Night at Morgan Park Triangle. Come enjoy great food in the park with a variety of food trucks to choose from!

    http://www.bvgn.org/business/food-truck-friday-morgan-park/

     

    The 46th Annual Milwaukee Bonsai Exhibit

    Fri., Sept. 16th – Sun., Sept. 18th, at Boerner Botanical Gardens: Explore the ancient art of miniature trees. See the bonsai exhibit and beginner-friendly presentations on growing your own bonsai. An event of the Milwaukee Bonsai Society.

    http://www.milwaukeebonsai.org/docs/YC/Exhibit_AE_Flyer.pdf

     

    Garden Walk: Boerner By Moonlight

    Fri., Sept. 16th , 6-7:30 pm, at Boerner Botanical Gardens: Special  End of the Season Family Garden Walk! Grab your flashlight and let’s explore Boerner by moonlight! Families will be guided around Boerner for this special nighttime walk. You’ll get to discover what nocturnal creatures come out at night in the Gardens! Refreshments will be provided after the walk.

    http://boernerbotanicalgardens.org/event/boerner-by-moonlight-2016/

     

    Fireside Friday: Full Moon Hike – Register by Wednesday, September 14th

    Fri., Sept. 16th , 7-9pm, at Wehr Nature Center: The beacon of the night lights up the darkness, but how much do you really know about the moon? Explore moon myths and discover what really goes on during the full moon. Do crazy things really happen on the full moon? We’ll see for ourselves during a 1-hour walk under the “Hunter’s Moon”. Recommended for Ages 5 and older. Registration is recommended by Wednesday, September 14th.

    http://www.friendsofwehr.org/summer-events/fireside-fridays/

     

    Marathon Build Up Runs – Lake Park

    Sat., Sept. 17th, 7:30am, Lake Park: An event of Badgerland Striders. All runs begin and end just west of the lawn bowling area and Lake Park Pavilion. http://www.milwaukeelakefrontmarathon.org/lakefront/PreRace/BuildUpRunSchedule

     

    Nancy’s Run Rock & Stroll

    Sat., Sept. 17th, 8:00am, Greenfield Park: A run for Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance: https://woca.formstack.com/forms/11thnancysrrs2016sneakerup

     

    Orchid Show & Sale

    Sat., Sept. 17th, 9am-5pm & Sun., Sept. 18th, 9am-4pm, at the Mitchell Park Domes: An event of the Wisconsin Orchid Society with orchid displays, exhibits and programs showcasing this amazing exotic plant.

    http://www.wisconsinorchidsociety.com/htm/orchidshow.html

     

    Birding Beyond the Feeder: Mystery of Migration – Register by Friday, September 16th.

    Sat., Sept. 17th, 9am-12pm, at Wehr Nature Center: Curious about the comings and goings of birds? Explore some of the mysteries,

    misconceptions, and theories of migration. A birding hike is included in the session. For eager early-risers registrants, there will be a pre-session hike at 7:30 am. Registration required by Friday, September 16th.

    http://www.friendsofwehr.org/birding-programs/

     

    Wild Workouts & Wellness – Dash to the Bash

    Sat., Sept. 17th, 9::00am, in  Humboldt Park: A 5K Race and 1.5 Mile Walk.

    http://bestbayviewbootcamp.com/dash-to-the-bash/

     

    Tinkergarten INC – Nature Play Class
    Sat., Sept. 17th, 9:30-11am, in Estabrook Park: An event where families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play.
    https://tinkergarten.com/classes/2630

     

    FBBG Class: Build a Terrarium

    Sat., Sept. 17th, 10am-12pm, at Boerner Botanical Gardens: Create a gorgeous miniature landscape inside a jar! Terrariums add a uniqueness to any home, require minimal maintenance, and always look great. Excellent class for kids! All supplies provided.

    http://boernerbotanicalgardens.org/event/build-a-terrarium/

     

    Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk

    Sat., Sept. 17th, 10am, Milwaukee:  A Milwaukee classic, a signature event for Children’s and a critical fundraiser.

    http://www.chwevents.org/site/TR/Events/General?pg=informational&fr_id=1160&type=fr_informational&sid=1100

     

    Chill on the Hill Encore

    Sat., Sept. 17th, 12-7pm, in Humboldt Park: As a thank you for a wonderful 2016 season, we will be hosting “Chill on the Hill Encore!” Please join us as bring more local musicians to the Chill stage. With a tip of the hat to a former concert series that also used this space, we will offer a world music collection that will be impressive to all! In partnership with the Bay View Bash, this will be the best music day that Bay View has to offer!
    http://www.bayviewneighborhood.org/

     

    5th Annual Barktoberfest

    Sat., Sept. 17th, 1-6pm, at the Estabrook Beer Garden: Pack your picnic basket and gather your pooch, family and friends in the spirit of Munich’s Hofbräuhaus. Experience Gemütlichkeit at Estabrook Park with your dog! Join Residents for Off-leash Milwaukee Parks (ROMP) for an afternoon of tail-waggin’ fun. Enjoy live music, food and libations from the Estabrook Beer Garden along with lots of activities for your four-legged friend.

    https://milwaukeedogparks.org/barktoberfest/

     

    Annual Lake Michigan Beach Walk

    Sat., Sept. 17th, 5-9pm, Grant Park Beach: Luminaries light the path along the Lake Michigan Beach and the campfires that people can sit around to enjoy s’mores over the fires and conversation with others attending.  An event of the Friends of the Mill Pond & Oak Creek Watercourse, Inc.

    http://www.smfomp.org/fundraisers.html http://www.smfomp.org/fundraisers.html

     

    The Glo Run

    Sat., Sept. 17th, 6pm, in McKinley Park: A 5K run through the 80’s, Double the glow with 80’S themed Zones

    http://theglorun.com/milwaukee/index.html

     

    Urban Ecology Center’s HKE MKE

    Sun., Sept. 18th, 7am – 2pm, at UEC in Riverside Park: A benefit hike for the Urban Ecology Center

    http://urbanecologycenter.org/event-calendar/hke-mke-2016.html

     

    Milwaukee Heart Walk

    Sun., Sept. 18th, 8:30am, in Veterans Park: An event of American Heart Association

    http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1150916

     

    Bug Day at Wehr Nature Center

    Sun., Sept. 18th, 1-4pm, at Wehr Nature Center: Explore the wonderful world of invertebrates through Show, Tell, and Touch displays featuring live critters from Wisconsin and across the globe. Dress like a bug, join a guided insect safari hike, and sample tasty insect treats from the Critter Café. Invertebrates are  are essential pollinators, decomposers, food for critters (and people), and so much more. Learn how insects help us and how you can help the insects.

    http://www.friendsofwehr.org/fall-events/bug-day/

     

    Zilli’s Brunch at Boerner Botanical Gardens

    Sun., Sept. 18th, 10am-1pm, at Boerner Botanical Gardens: Zilli Hospitality Group welcomes you to Boerner Botanical Gardens to experience fine cuisine amid a spectacular natural setting. Introducing ZHG’s Sunday champagne brunch year-round. The Garden Room’s floor-to-ceiling windows bring the beauty of this horticultural showplace right to your table every time of year. 
    http://www.zillihospitalitygroup.com/sunday-brunch-at-boerner/

     

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