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.
Elmbrook annual, budget meeting: Come listen to details of Elmbrook's proposed 2012-13 district budget, offer an advisory vote on the proposed tax levy and learn about state and federal educational changes in progress. Meeting starts at 6 p.m. Monday, at the district's administrative offices, 13780 Hope St. Agenda
Village Area development: City plan commissioners will discuss a redevelopment plan for the Village Area off Brookfield Road and whether to set a public hearing for proposed changes. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Rd. Agenda
Superintendent Chat: Elmbrook Superintendent Mark Hansen will meet with the public from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brookfield Central High School's black box theater, 16900 W. Gebhardt Rd. Hear about 2012-13 focuses and ask questions at the informal forum hosted by the Elmbrook Parent Network and Leadership Council.
Public hearing on Von Maur / The Corners financing: The Town Plan Commission will listen to public input on a proposed $37 million tax incremental financing district to spur a major redevelopment project off the I-94 / Barker Road exit. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Town Hall, 645 Janacek Rd. Agenda
Homecoming Week: for Brookfield East and Brookfield Academy. East has events from a Powder Puff game and bonfire Monday to a chili dinner and game Friday and dance Saturday. Brookfield Academy's events include its game Friday, 5K run Satuday and inaugural induction into BA Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Houdini's life and legend: A free program with true stories on the master magician will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Rd.
KinderCares for Condella's Coats: Drop off donated children's coats for Condella's Coats for Kids (Fox6 News) at Brookfield KinderCare locations: 4080 N. Calhoun Rd. and 18205 W. Bluemound Rd. through Oct. 9.
'How Are You Smart?': Dr. Robert Pavlik from Marquette University will present a program on Multiple Intelligences at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brookfield East, 3305 Lilly Rd. Discover your child's gifts and intelligences and learn how to build better life-long learners at this program from the Elmbrook Parent Network & Leadership Council.
New York Times bestselling author Lesley Kagen: Kagen, also a Milwaukee native, will conduct a talk and book-signing session at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Brookfield Public Library.
Brookfield Farmers Market: From 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, the Brookfield Farmers Market is held in the parking lot and Civic Plaza next to City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Rd.
'Kitchens for a Cause' kitchen walk: St. Mary’s Christian Women is sponsoring its second annual Kitchens for a Cause kitchen walk, featuring nine remodeled kitchens in Elm Grove homes, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Acoustic guitar and storytelling: Shawn Colvin and Leo Kottke will perform an "exciting acoustic evening of storytelling" at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr.
'Tempest' brass concert: Tempest, a chamber ensemble comprised of Milwaukee's finest brass musicians, performs at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr.