Center Street Park Ice Rink

FoCSPWaterstone Bank Ice Rink at Center Street Park
Grand Opening
Saturday, January 17

Warming House opens at 11 am
Come see Roscoe from the Milwaukee Admirals from 11am to noon
Ribbon Cutting at 1pm
Reception: 11am to 6pm

The cold has arrived, which means that it is now perfect weather for making ice! The new ice rink at Center Street Park is almost ready to go, and the grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, January 17.

The Friends of Center Street park are very excited that this project is now underway.  We are looking forward to seeing you and your family at the rink.

The rink will officially open on Saturday, January 17, 2015, with a reception from 11am to 6pm and a ribbon cutting at 1pm. The reception will feature free hot chocolate and coffee, as well as additional concessions for sale—including s’mores kits!

A big thank you to the following businesses and organizations that have contributed to this project:

  • Waterstone Bank
  • The Milwaukee County Parks Department
  • The Park People
  • The Milwaukee and Wauwatosa Fire Departments
  • The Pettit Center
  • Collectivo Coffee
  • Sentry on Lisbon

Here are a couple of ways that you can help us to make the ice rink and even bigger success:

We are collecting gently used skates to lend out.  Donation boxes are located at all three firehouses in Wauwatosa, and a donation box will be located in the pavilion at the park once the rink is open.  Skates of any size, in gently used condition will be gratefully accepted.

We are also looking for adult and teen volunteers to work in the pavilion selling concessions, lending out skates and tending the fire. We would love to have your help.  Without at least 2 adult volunteers for each shift we won’t be able to offer concessions or loan out skates. Please visit Volunteer Spot to sign up for a 2 hour shift.

Feel free to contact Cindy Anderson at mc.anderson1@sbcglobal.net with any questions.

For more information about the ice rink, visit the Friends of Center Street Park Website and follow The Friends of Center Street Park on Facebook.

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Meet Your Neighborhood Police

Stop by Cranky Al’s on Thursday, Dec. 11 from 9-11 am to join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood! Contact Patrol Specialist II Don Semega with any questions at 414-471-8430.

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Jake’s 19th Memorial Blood Drive

Saturday, December 13, 2014
9 am – 2 pm
Roosevelt Elementary School
2535 N 73rd Street (enter 74th Street door)

 

Please come and donate at Jake’s blood drive!  Your support is vital to many in the community – please sign up!

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Jake was 4 years old when he was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma.  He received numerous blood and platelet transfusions that were integral during his 3 1/2 years of treatment.  Jake lost his battle in March 2009 at the age of 7.  His family sponsors two blood drives each year at Jake’s school, Roosevelt Elementary.  Jennifer, Jake’s mom, says, “We hope donors will continue to be there for all the other children who need blood products.”

How to schedule an appointment:

(1) visit  www.bcw.edu/jakes19th
(2) call Jennifer – 414-810-4793
(3) email Jennifer – jaldrich3@wi.rr.com

Appointments encouraged, however walk-ins are welcome.  Open to all… remember to bring an ID or Donor Card. Child care provided.

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TGIT – Juniper 61

January 15, 2015
6:30 pm
Juniper 61, 6030 W. North Avenue

The first TGIT event of 2015 will be held at Juniper 61.

This adults-only event is the perfect time to catch up with your neighbors, make some new friends, and enjoy one of East Tosa’s fine establishments.

TETNA will provide some appetizers for your enjoyment. We hope you will join us!

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Holiday Social and Cookie Exchange

December 8, 2014
7- 9 p.m.
Center Street Park Pavilion

Join your neighbors Monday, December 8 at the Center Street Park Pavilion for a Holiday Social and Cookie Exchange to kick off the holiday season. We will bring the park building to life with our most interesting holiday decor (feel free to bring yours to share) and a roaring fire to ward off winter’s chill. During the party, we will sample our treats, drink some hot cocoa or coffee, compare holiday traditions and discuss our plans for outdoor holiday displays.

The cookies don’t need to be fancy – just make up your favorite recipe, or try a new one. Get together with a neighbor and bake together. The more bakers we have, the better!

Here’s what you do:

  • Pick your favorite cookie recipe.
  • Make eight dozen cookies and bring them to the exchange. Do NOT separate or package cookies in bunches. DO bring a large container to take your mix of cookies home in. (Extra or broken cookies? Bring them to the exchange for nibbling.)

Here’s what you get:

  • A wonderful assortment of cookies – with the simple effort of one recipe.
  • A few hours to really enjoy the giving spirit of the holiday season.
  • Nibble cookies while sharing laughter and stories with your neighbors.

Not planning on baking but you still want to be part of the fun? No problem! Make up your favorite holiday appetizer or other treat to share and come socialize with the rest of us. There will be cookies to sample for all. Maybe you will be inspired to try baking one of the new recipes you discover. However, only those who bring cookies will be invited to take cookies home.

Please call Christina Piel at 414-257-2571 with any questions. Happy baking!

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