Around the Neighborhood


Grandparents’ Group

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
10:30 am
Center Street Park, 65th & Clarke Street

Facebook event

Calling all Grandparents: A new group for grandparents and their grandchildren will have its first meeting from 10:30 AM to Noon on Tuesday, March 15, at Center Street Park Pavilion. Come meet your neighbors and fellow grandparents and make a fun St. Patrick’s Day surprise for parents! The first meeting of the Grandparents Group will hopefully lead to the establishment of a regular get-together. Crafts and snacks will be provided.


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 [mailto]mc.anderson1@sbcglobal.net [/mailto] 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.


Trick or Treat

Saturday, October 25, 2014
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (rain or shine)
2400 and 2500 Blocks from 62nd to 67th and
2400 and 2500 Blocks from 69th to 73rd Streets

East Towne Trick-or-Treat logo
Every year our association organizes a safe and fun nighttime Trick or Treat alternative to the city of Wauwatosa’s daytime event. So pull out your costumes, candy buckets and spooky faces to stroll the designated Trick or Treat blocks!

This event is for TETNA members’ children ages 14 years and under. Not a TETNA member yet? Come register for the event and sign up to be a member!

Membership Has Its Privileges

Due to insurance restrictions we do not offer a non-member participation option. This event is not open to people who live outside our neighborhood and people who actively choose not to be members.

When and Where to Register

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 – 8 pm
Thursday, Oct. 23, 6:30 – 8 pm
Saturday, Oct. 25, 8:30 – 10 am

Bethany Calvary Church, 7265 W. Center Street
Enter through the doors on Center Street and look for the signs.

Bring to Registration

  • $10 household membership dues ($8 for seniors) – cash or checks payable to TETNA
  • Completed Registration Form
  • Candy donation: one large individually-wrapped, factory-sealed bag of candy per child. Bags must be at least 50 pieces of candy or more for each child. For example 2 children = 100 pieces of candy, 4 children = 200 pieces of candy, etc. Donate candy that you and your family would enjoy.
  • Optional Bethany Calvary Church’s food pantry donation: including canned goods, dry foods, or personal care items.

Take Home from Registration

  • Glow sticks for each registered child
  • Information sheet
  • Halloween sign for homes distributing candy
  • Candy supply for candy distributors

Volunteers Needed – Registration & Crossing Guards

Volunteers are needed during registration to help keep the process moving smoothly and quickly.

We also need some crossing guards during the event to help keep kids safe crossing the busy streets. If your home is not in the designated area, but you would like to distribute candy, please consider volunteering as a crossing guard at an intersection. Get into the spirit and wear a costume if you like! Adults and teens can help… this is a fun service project for scout troops, church groups, etc.

Click here to sign up to help via VolunteerSpot. Thank you!

Trick or Treat Blocks

  • 2400 and 2500 Blocks from 62nd to 67th Streets
  • 2400 and 2500 Blocks from 69th to 73rd Streets

The blocks closest to Center Street and North Avenue, and all of 68th Street are excluded for traffic safety reasons.

No Tricks, Only Treats

  • This is a family event, so please behave accordingly.
  • For safety, all children must be accompanied by an adult while trick or treating.
  • Respect for neighbors and their property is a key aspect of the quality of life in East Towne. Please don’t leave candy wrappers (or anything else) on neighbor’s lawns.
  • Registered children should wear their glow sticks. Parents with children 3 and under may choose to carry their child’s glow sticks. It is up to the candy distributor’s discretion on whether to provide candy to unregistered children not wearing glow sticks.

Candy Distributors

If you don’t have children participating in the event, you can still hand out candy at your house. Just come to the registration, pay the $10 household membership dues and you will receive candy to distribute. The Trick or Treat area includes: 2400 and 2500 Blocks from 62nd to 67th and 69th to 73rd Streets. The blocks closest to Center Street and North Avenue, and all of 68th Street are excluded.

If you have questions about the event, contact Jean Vallier [mailto]jvallier@columbia-stmarys.org[/mailto] or Erica Storm [mailto]erica.storm@zywave.com[/mailto].