Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:54 am
Family restaurant to host fundraiser for proposed YMCA
The Blue Bay Family Restaurant, 927 Main St. in Mukwonago is hosting the “Dream Come True” fundraiser to benefit the Mukwonago YMCA today from 4 to 10 p.m. Restaurant owners Mike, Anna and Victor Islami plan to donate all proceeds from dinners served during Dream Come True to the development of the YMCA.
"We believe the YMCA is a natural fit for Western Waukesha county," said Victor Islami. "The Y’s mission, which focuses on youth development, social responsibility and healthy living, will be beneficial to the community and people of all ages."
The proposed 57,000 square-foot Mukwonago YMCA will include a competition pool, a recreation pool, a gymnasium, fitness area, senior center/teen center, community rooms and more. Comprehensive planning has been completed and more than 80 percent of the funds needed to begin construction have been raised. The project is expected to be completed by 2012.
M&I Holiday Display open to the Public
M&I Bank has opened it’s 2010 holiday display. The Enchanted Forest display is free and open to the public and features M&I Bank’s collection of more than 150 life-sized costumed animals including lions, kangaroos, penguins, monkeys and bears.
The M&I holiday collection of animals began in 1972, when 30 life-sized Steiff animals were discovered at FAO Schwartz in New York City. Steiff animals are collectors’ items originally made in Germany, by Margarete Steiff, who hand-stitched the animals. Many of the figures are no longer being made. The Steiff Company made the original teddy bear in 1903.
The display is located in the lobby of the M&I Bank at 770 N. Water St. and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Weekends, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day the display will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The display will remain in the lobby until Monday, Jan. 3.
Holiday shopping event encourages people to buy local
The Outpost Alternative Gift Fair and the Our Milwaukee Buy local Fair will be held together on Sunday, Dec. 5 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Lakefront Brewery, 1872 Commerce St.
The fair will host Milwaukee-area nonprofit organizations and locally owned independent businesses that offer unique opportunities for holiday gift giving.
Attendees can make donations to causes that fit their values as an alternative to traditional gift giving. The Our Milwaukee Buy Local Fair shines a festive light on the benefits of supporting locally owned, independent businesses during the holiday season.
The fair is free to attend; Lakefront will also provide free brewery tours and refreshments will be available for purchase from Lakefront, Fast Foodie and Outpost. For a list of participating nonprofit organizations as well as a list of participating Our Milwaukee members visit the organization’s Facebook page.
Santa to visit Sprecher
Santa and his elves are scheduled to appear at Sprecher Brewing Company, 701 W. Glendale Ave., for the annual Soda with Sana event On Sundays Dec. 5, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 starting at 11 a.m.
Families can take a brewery tour, visit with Santa, have a photo taken with him and even have the picture placed on a bottle of Sprecher root beer.
Brewery tours will be given on the hour from 12 to 3 p.m. Pictures with Santa cost $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and includes a brewery tour, a commemorative glass, beer and soda samples. Pictures with Santa are $3 for children and include a tour, a coloring book, and soda samples. U.S. Military personnel with valid ID are free.
The personalized Sprecher Root Beer will be ready to take with you when you leave and will cost $2 per bottle, minimum 12 bottle order.