Week Ahead: Hillside Redistricting, 'Joseph' Musical, Holiday Events Begin
The week ahead features debate about school redistricting and open enrollment and holiday events benefitting the American Cancer Society and Brookfield East Fine Arts programs.
Brookfield Patch offers a glimpse into news and events in the week ahead. For more events, be sure to check Patch's events listings and feel free to add your own.
Request to build more homes near closed landfill: A developer will ask the city Plan Commission to approve a preliminary plat to allow 16 more homes to be built in The Shire subdivision next to a closed Superfund landfill site. The meeting start at 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Rd.
Job Creators Roundtable: U.S. Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner — who penned a column titled "What is Holding Back the Job Creators?" — will meet with small business owners and local job creators "to discuss challenges that they face in the current economic climate and how Congress can help create a pro-growth environment." The roundtable will start at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Sensenbrenner's Brookfield office, 120 Bishops Way.
Elmbrook redistricting, open enrollment: The Elmbrook School Board will discuss how best to set new boundaries for its elementary schools after Hillside closes, and how many open enrollment seats to open for the 2012-13 school year. The meeting (see agenda and materials) starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the district's administrative offices, 13780 Hope St.
Christmas Fantasy House: A 10,000-square-foot Elm Grove home at 1050 Madera Circle has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland for an annual event benefitting the American Cancer Society. Visitors can enjoy the decorations, purchase holiday gifts and participate in raffles. The event is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It is accessible through shuttles from Brookfield Square mall.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Brookfield Central High School will be performing the musical from Friday through Sunday at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. A dress rehearsal Thursday also will be open to the public. Ticket and show time information is here.
"Christmas in the Grove": Fine art, wearable art and crafts will be for sale at a juried art show to be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Elm Grove Woman's Club, 13885 Watertown Plank Rd. in Elm Grove. More than 36 artists will be featured. More details are available here.
Tonawanda Fun Night: will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the gym at Tonawanda school, 13605 Underwood River Pkwy.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair: The Brookfield East Fine Arts Program will hold its annual fund raising event with 180 exhibitors, delicious food, fun entertainment and more. It run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at East High School, 3305 Lilly Rd. The proceeds help East's music, drama and forensics programs. More information is on the Fine Arts' web site, www.behsffa.com.