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April Third Thursday

April 17th, 2014  7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

We're getting back to our morning networking event in April with a visit to Local First board member Steve Hawthorne's new business: Hawthorne Coffee Roasters. Join us from 7:30 - 9:00 AM for coffee and networking; at 8:00 AM Steve will tell us about his business and if our group size permits, we'll do individual introductions. Members are welcome to bring a guest!

Location: Hawthorne Coffee Roasters, 1412 S. 72nd St., Milwaukee

Posted By: Local First Milwaukee


Wellness For Me Networks Night Out!

April 17th, 2014  6:30pm - 8pm

Thursday April 17 from 6:30 - 8pm at STACK'D BURGER BAR (NOT KASANA, THEY ARE CLOSED ALL WEEK), Stop in to enjoy a drink and good company for our Wellness For Me Night Out. A lot of us can't make the morning meetings, and this is a way for them to get introduced to the group. Nothing formal, just a time and place to get to know each other and talk on changing this world to a healthier, better place. Please bring friends and good conversation!

Thanks,

Live well!

Frank

Location: Stack'd Burger Bar. 170 S. 1st Street

Posted By: Wellness For Me


Chalk Carpets & Egg Hunt!

April 19th, 2014  11am & 2pm

Free Fun & Unique Event, details on image!

Location: Senor Tomas-Hartland & Antigua Real-Mukwonago

Posted By: Alarcon Restaurants


SPIRITS TASTING WITH GREAT LAKES DISTILLERY

April 22nd, 2014  6:30 pm

Join Peter Clement of Great Lakes Distillery in the new Room at Rumpus for an educational tasting class featuring Great Lakes Distillery's products.

Peter will talk about the history of the company and of craft distilling, and he'll walk guests through a tasting of five different spirits, which will then be made into five different cocktails that everyone will have a chance to enjoy.

$25 per person
Reservations: (414) 292-0100

Location: The Rumpus Room

Posted By: The Bartolotta Restaurants


Wellness University Lecture with MD-Flip Troiano

April 23rd, 2014  6:00-8:00pm

Core Topic #4 – Good Fats, Bad Fats
Learn the truth about fats. Do they really cause elevation in cholesterol and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, death or other serious implications? All saturated fats are not bad. Please join us for this important discussion! Contact: Flip Troiano, MD / 414-216-3547 / office@glvhealth.com

Location: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts 6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Glendale WI 53209 Lower Level Studio

Posted By: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts


Herbal Soap Making

April 24th, 2014  6 to 9 pm

At Wellspring - 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090
Learn to make soap in your own kitchen. This hands-on class will introduce participants to the process of making old-fashioned soap, and will take the mystery out of soap making. Information will also be provided about herbs from the garden that can be added to soap. Participants will take home soap that we make in class as well as recipes for future soap making.
Cost: $60 per person until April 21st, $65 after. To register, please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (847) 946-5565

Location: Wellspring

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Composting 101

April 26th, 2014  9 to 11 am

At Wellspring - 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090
Learn to make soap in your own kitchen. This hands-on class will introduce participants to the process of making old-fashioned soap, and will take the mystery out of soap making. Information will also be provided about herbs from the garden that can be added to soap. Participants will take home soap that we make in class as well as recipes for future soap making.
Cost: $60 per person until April 21st, $65 after. To register, please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (847) 946-5565

Location: Wellspring

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Martita’s Mixers will be at Stein & Dine

April 26th, 2014  2:00 pm to 6:00pm

Martita's Mixers will be doing sampling of our Martita’s Guiltless® Margaritas made with Demetrio Tequila along with a new mix (surprise!). The margarita mix tastes great, its naturally sweetened so has low sugar & low calories and has natural food coloring. Stop by and try one and try one for yourself.

Location: WI State Fair Park

Posted By: Martita's Mixers


Shepherd Express Stein & Dine

April 26th, 2014  2pm - 6pm

Stein & Dine is back for another year of beer, cheese, sausage and fun! Join us on Saturday April 26, 2014 at Wisconsin State Fair Expo Center for over 100 of the state's finest breweries, cheese and sausage makers, along with a variety of local restaurants. Guests will receive a swag bag and a keepsake sampling cup to sip your brew from.

Location: State Fair Expo Center

Posted By: Addicting Pretzels LLC


All-You-Can-Eat Beefsteak at Mr. B's Steakhouse

April 27th, 2014  4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Our annual Beefsteak Dinner at Mr. B's is one of our most popular events! Enjoy all-you-can-eat meat and sides during this traditional feast that dates back more than a century!

MENU
Fresh Kettle Chips and Cheddar Bacon and Blue Cheese Dipping Sauces
Honey Butter Cornbread
Caesar leaves
Manchego Truffled Deviled Eggs
Caprese Skewers and Pepedews
Wood-roasted Tenderloin
New Zealand Lamb Chops
House-made Garlic Sausage
Spice-rubbed Bistro Steaks
Thick-cut Smoked Bacon
BBQ Baby Back Ribs

$55.95 plus tax and gratuity
All-you-can-eat!
Reservations: (262) 790-7005

Location: Mr. B's Steakhouse in Brookfield

Posted By: The Bartolotta Restaurants


Happy Hour Networking

April 29th, 2014  5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

You spoke, and we listened! It became clear from our member survey that many of you would like to connect with other members more regularly, but can't always make Third Thursday gatherings. This month, we introduce evening networking into our schedule of events. This free event offers complimentary gourmet appetizers and a cash bar. Members and guests are welcome!

Location: Kasana Cafe - 241 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Posted By: Local First Milwaukee


SURLY BREWING CO. BEER DINNER AT THE RUMPUS ROOM

May 1st, 2014  6:30 pm

Milwaukee Beer Week is on its way, and as part of the celebration, The Rumpus Room will host a very special dinner event with Surly Brewing Company, a brewery out of Minnesota that began, as many craft breweries do, with a guy trying his hand at home brewing.

Owner Omar Ansari named his brewery Surly, calling it "that anger that's fueled by the inability to find good beer." Surly hasn't yet made its way to Milwaukee - until this dinner.

Five courses with beer
Reservations: (414) 292-0100

Location: The Rumpus Room

Posted By: The Bartolotta Restaurants


Natural & Organic Expo

May 3rd, 2014  9am - 4pm

This Expo brings together local and national companies that specialize in natural and organic foods & products. Kick off the farmers market season by meeting and buying direct from local, organic farmers and vendors.

Location: Sunnyview Expo Center

Posted By: Lion Tree, LLC


Women's Day of Wellness with Linda Conroy

May 3rd, 2014  10 am to 3:30 pm

Focusing on wellness and nourishment, this mini retreat will leave you feeling inspired and rejuvenated. Participants will spend the day in community, exploring approaches to nourishment and health. Learning about the herbs that grow around us and our relationship to the natural world, we will take an herb walk, create an herbal lotion, herbal sachets, tea blends and an herbal elixir. Participants will leave inspired and rejuvenated with recipes and the items that we make in class. Lunch included.Cost: $75 till 4/30, $80 after. To register, please visit www.wellspringinc.org or c:8477-946-5565

Location: Wellspring - 4382 Hickory Rd West Bend WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Container Gardening Workshop

May 3rd, 2014  9:30 to 11 am

At Wellspring - 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090
Who says you need a large yard to grow your own food! Learn principles for growing a successful container garden. Bring your own container, and go home with a garden! Cost: $35 till 4/30, $45 after Includes soil and seedlings. -$20 per additional household members. (For those sharing a container). To register, please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (847) 946-5565

Location: Wellspring - 4382 Hickory Rd West Bend WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Cinco de Mayo Small Plates Dinner

May 5th, 2014  6:30 - 8:30 PM

I love cooking Mexican food, and what better excuse than Cinco de Mayo?! I'm hosting a small plate dinner on Monday, May 5 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the store in Tosa. I'm working with Demitrio Tequila to provide you with an awesome dining experience, including a tasting flight of tequila and a four course dinner paired with hand-crafted tequila cocktails. The menu will include crowd favorites like my sofrito nachos, as well as a new Mexican meatball that I'm developing! The cost is $40 per person and is all-inclusive. Seats are limited, and reservations are first come, first served. If you'd l

Location: Tall Guy and a Grill - 7227 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa

Posted By: Tall Guy and a Grill Catering


School Garden, Garden Based Education/Training

May 6th, 2014  6 to 8 pm

Free Workshop! Learn about school garden planning and design, with regard to program sustainability. Topics include developing a mission and goals for your garden program, engaging your garden community, and planning for the future. Participants will share lessons learned and successes from their garden programs and will hear about other youth garden programs across the state. Lessons and activity ideas will be demonstrated in the Wellspring Education Garden! For educators and interested community members! Continuing Education Units available for early childhood educators. Call 847-946-5565.

Location: Wellspring - 4382 Hickory Rd West Bend WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Joyful Jumpstart!

May 7th, 2014  Wednesdays 7-8pm, Fridays 10:30am-Noon

Joyful Jumpstart quickly reboots your body, mind and spirit through clean eating and strategic lifestyle changes. Equip yourself with knowledge, tools and support to jumpstart your joyful health NOW with this 5-week group class! Come to one class a week over a 5 week period—-with your choice of attending on Wednesdays or Fridays: pre-registration necessary!
Wednesdays: 7:00-8:30PM: 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4
—or— Fridays: 10:30am-Noon: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6
Contact: Barbara Heinen, NC at 414-292-3900 X257 / barb@joyfuleats.com / www.joyfuleats.com

Location: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts 6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Glendale WI 53209 Lower Level Studio

Posted By: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts


Fermentation:Making Sauerkraut, Pickles & Beyond

May 8th, 2014  6 to 9 pm

Preserving vegetables with live-cultures — this is Lacto-Fermentation, an ancient practice experiencing contemporary revival. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn about the science, method and magic of “wild fermentation” while we will transform local, seasonal vegetables into delicious treats. Participants will take some of our preparations to nurture at home. Samples, instruction and recipes will be provided. Please bring two pint canning jars so that you can take home some of our preparations. $60 per person until May 5th, $65 after. Register at www.wellspringinc.org or 847-946-5565.

Location: Wellspring - 4382 Hickory Rd West Bend WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Kitchen Store Now Open

May 10th, 2014  9 a.m. -1 p.m. Saturdays

Our production kitchen is up and running! Visit our Sweet P's Pantry Kitchen Store Saturdays 9-1 for tasty, all natural toffee, chocolates and confections. Sample our products and shop for your Easter and Mother's Day gifts!

Location: Sweet P's Pantry, 169 E Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc

Posted By: Sweet P's Pantry


Family Farm Day

May 10th, 2014  10 to 11:30 am

At Wellspring - 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090
Bring the whole family out to experience a morning on an organic farm! Tours, hands-on activities, garden based games, veggie tastings and more! $5 per family member. Ages 3 and under are free. To register, please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (847) 946-5565

Location: Wellspring - 4382 Hickory Rd West Bend WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Introduction to Herbalism

May 10th, 2014  1 to 5 pm

Join Herbalist Linda Conroy for this fun and informative afternoon. Herbs are the most commonly used remedies around the world. By understanding a few concepts, you can address common issues with basic home remedies. Participants will be introduced to the foundations of herbal medicine as well as common plants that grow in this region. The last part of this class will be spent preparing an herbal extract (tincture) and infused oil, which participants will take home. A handout will be provided. $60/ person until 5/7, $65 after. To register, please visit www.wellspringinc.org or 847-946-5565.

Location: Wellspring - 4382 Hickory Rd West Bend WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Introduction to Permaculture

May 10th, 2014  9 am to Noon

Join Wellspring’s Permaculturist, Adrian Lee, for 3 hour introduction course on permaculture principles and fundamentals! From the 1970′s in Australia, permaculture has been an "integrative design science" that blending regenerative technologies from native cultures/ plants and modern society to live a low-impact and abundant lifestyle. Permaculturalists use distinct ethics & principles to guide their design process and daily actions. Class focuses on how permaculture design principles can apply to producing abundant gardens, buildings and more. Cost $30 till 5/7,$35 after. Call 847-946-5565.

Location: Wellspring - 4382 Hickory Rd West Bend WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Going Indie: Why & How to Write a Business Plan

May 10th, 2014  10:30am-Noon

Are you a new entrepreneur interested in building a successful small business? Whether you call yourself a freelancer, independent contractor, entrepreneur, or are self-employed, owning and running a small business has definite pros and cons. In this class you will find out why having a business plan will increase your odds of success, and learn how to write one. This course is taught by Laurel Kashinn who has launched and run four small businesses over the past 23 years. Contact: Laurel, 262-376-7777 / laurel@writestuffresources.com

Location: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts 6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Glendale WI 53209 Lower Level Studio

Posted By: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts


Mother's Day Specials

May 11th, 2014  11 am to 4 pm

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Verduras Tea House & Café!

We have 2 special meals

Goat Cheese Asparagus Mousse Crostini
Strawberry Walnut Salad
Edamame Pâté Sandwiches
Strawberry Trifle

Or a vegan option

Vietnamese Tofu Noodle Lettuce Wraps
Raw Slaw with Asian Pear
Southeast Asian Wrap
Tropical Sorbet

The cost is $30 for either special. Gluten Free is available. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please call 414-224-6144 and ask for Jennifer.

Location: Verduras Tea House & Cafe

Posted By: Verduras Tea House & Cafe


FREE! Full Moon Circle ~ Women's Gathering

May 13th, 2014  6:30-8:00pm

Gather to celebrate being women. During a circle Jean will share the monthly influence of the Full Moon and how it will assist our awareness in the coming month. Join us as we recreate the ancient Circle of Women. Following tradition, we do not charge a fee for a circle or ceremony. A donation or “gift from your heart” would be accepted and appreciated. Contact Information: Jean Reddemann, Indigenous Healer Spiritual Therapist / 262-629-5264 / jeanreddemann@yahoo.com / www.jeanreddemann.com

Location: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts 6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Glendale WI 53209 Lower Level Studio

Posted By: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts


Salad & Herb Container Gardening

May 14th, 2014  6 to 7 pm

Who says you need a large yard to grow your own food! Learn principles for growing a successful “salad” and herb container garden. Bring your own container, and go home with a garden! Cost: $35 till 5/11, $45 after. Includes soil and seedlings. – Cost for additional household member wanting to attend and share a container - $20 per additional household members. To register, please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (847) 946-5565.

Location: Wellspring - 4382 Hickory Rd West Bend WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Garden Prep, Organic Seedling Sale & Workshop

May 17th, 2014  10 am to 2 pm

A wide variety of certified organic veggie and herb seedlings for sale including Tomatoes – Herbs – Kale – Ground Cherries – Peppers – Eggplant – Ground Cherries – Tomatillo – Broccoli and More!
Free organic gardening workshops on soil nutrition and composting all day. Local gardening supply vendors, and Purple Cow Organics compost for sale. (847) 946-5565 or www.wellspringinc.org for more details.

Location: Wellspring - 4382 Hickory Rd West Bend WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Feldenkrais Workshop - Learning to Strengthen

May 18th, 2014  12:30-3:30pm

This is a Feldenkrais Workshop-Learning how to strengthen and relax your pelvic floorUsing gentle movements of the abdomen, hip joints, pelvis, and muscles of the pelvic floor we will explore how to best support the pelvic floor systems in maintaining healthy elimination, improved balance and lessened lower back and pelvic pain! Contact: Susan Nycz, GCFP, ABMP-Children, 414-405-3887, snycz@wi.rr.com

Location: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts 6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Glendale WI 53209 Lower Level Education Center

Posted By: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts


Going Gluten Free! Educational Class

May 19th, 2014  1:00-2:30pm

Need to go Gluten-Free, or curious about adding new grains into your recipe repertoire? Learn the fats on gluten and how to use gluten-free grains. We will taste and enjoy samples in class and all will leave with recipes and the know-how to do it yourself! Pre-registration necessary, contact: Barb Heinen, NC: 414-292-3900 X257, barb@joyfuleats.com, www.joyfuleats.com

Location: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts 6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Glendale WI 53209 Lower Level Studio

Posted By: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts


Going Gluten Free! Educational Class

May 20th, 2014  7:00-8:30pm

Need to go Gluten-Free, or curious about adding new grains into your recipe repertoire? Learn the fats on gluten and how to use gluten-free grains. We will taste and enjoy samples in class and all will leave with recipes and the know-how to do it yourself! Pre-registration necessary, contact: Barb Heinen, NC: 414-292-3900 X257, barb@joyfuleats.com, www.joyfuleats.com

Location: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts 6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Glendale WI 53209 Lower Level Studio

Posted By: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts


Wellness University Lecture with MD-Flip Troiano

May 21st, 2014  6:00-8:00pm

Core Topic #5 – The Trouble With Sweet…
Excess sugar turns to fat. Elevated blood glucose and insulin resistance are main contributors to cardiovascular disease, stroke and chronic immune disease. Lean what you can do about it before it’s too late! Please contact: Flip Troiano, MD / 414-216-3547 / office@glvhealth.com / Investment: $10/person at the door

Location: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts 6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Glendale WI 53209 Lower Level Studio

Posted By: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts


Yoga for Gardeners with Sandy Byrne

May 28th, 2014  8 to 9 am

Any gardener will tell you that gardening is good for the soul and the spirit, yet can wreak havoc on the body!!! In this six-week series, (May 28th through July 2nd)learn how to tend to your body, while tending to the earth! We will practice sequences to address individual needs including pre-and post-gardening routines to maintain strength and flexibility, and relieve common gardening aches and pains.
Classes will be held outside, weather permitting. Please bring a yoga mat. No previous experience required. $75 for 6 week series/$18 for one time drop in rate. Call 847-946-5565.

Location: Wellspring - 4382 Hickory Rd West Bend WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Preschoolers & Parents Farm Day

May 28th, 2014  9:30 to 10:30 am or 1 to 2 pm

At Wellspring - 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090
Preschoolers and their caregivers experience a morning on the farm. Get your hands dirty and learn where our food comes from! Preschoolers will meet the chickens, try new veggies and participate in garden based games, songs and activities! 
Cost: $6 per child. Please preregister as this program does sell out. To register, please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (847) 946-5565.

Location: Wellspring - 4382 Hickory Rd West Bend WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Book Writing Strategies

May 31st, 2014  10:30am-Noon

Last class for on-going monthly Book Writing Strategies workshop…This class is for those who want to write a book but don’t know how to fit writing into your life. This monthly workshop will keep help you stay on Not a writing critique session, its a writer’s goal-setting and accountability group, designed to share writing productivity tips, set and share writing goals, brainstorm how to get around your specific obstacles to writing, and help each other stay on track to complete your manuscripts. Contact: Laurel 262-376-7777 / laurel@writestuffresources.com

Location: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts 6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Glendale WI 53209 Lower Level Studio

Posted By: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts


Hartland's Neighborhood Night Out

July 8th, 2014  5pm-10:30pm

Celebrate the Kid in You!!
Fun Crawl 5-8pm * Outdoor Movie at Nixon Park 7:30-10:30pm

Location: Downtown Hartland

Posted By: Alarcon Restaurants


Girlfriend's Gala in Downtown Hartland

August 21st, 2014  5-9pm

Ladies Night Out in with fun activities and Silent Auction for Family Promise of Waukesha!

Location: Downton Hartland

Posted By: Alarcon Restaurants


2nd Annual Milwaukee Coffee Festival

September 20th, 2014  10:00 AM

Celebrating Milwaukees other favorite Brew. Want to sponsor or participate? Contact me at mkecoffeeguild@gmail.com

Location: Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park

Posted By: Coffee Guild, LLC


Wellness For Me Network Meeting-Thurs mornings

May 28th, 2020  7-8am every Thursday

Come down every or any Thursday morning to Stone Creek Coffee at Radio Milwaukee (220 E. Pittsburgh) in the Third Ward to network and share your ideas, passions, business, and dreams with like minded wellness people. No meeting April 17. See evening event here and on FB

Location: Stone Creek Coffee 220 E. Pittsburg 3rd Ward

Posted By: Wellness For Me



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