Week Ahead: The Shire, 'Grease,' Druecke Sentencing, Tree Lightings

The week ahead also features a St. John Vianney book fair, a used book sale, Annie opening at the Sunset Playhouse and more.

This week is slow on news and heavy on events — as people return to work and try to work off that extra helping of Thanksgiving stuffing.

For more events, be sure to check Patch's events listings and feel free to add your own.


Sentencing hearing in hit-and-run of Brookfield police officer: Christine Druecke will be sentenced in Waukesha County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon for the December 2009 hit-and-run of Brookfield police officer Paul Dilger.

Home-building next to closed Superfund landfill: The city Plan Commission might vote on whether to approve a preliminary plat for a next to a closed landfill site southwest of Brookfield and Gebhardt roads. The issue is the only item on the agenda for a special commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at , 2000 N. Calhoun Rd.


City tree lighting, carols and Santa: The city will host a , followed by a visit from Santa on a fire engine, songs by the Civic Chorus, crafts for children and refreshments in the Senior Community Center inside City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Rd. It all starts at 5 p.m. Monday.

“A Community of Gratitude — Taizé-style”: The , 13001 W. North Ave., will present a Wednesday featuring Taize monk-style readings and simple chants. Nursery care will be available.

Book fair to benefit St. John Vianney: at Brookfield Square mall will host a book fair to benefit on Thursday, with online orders continuing through Dec. 6 by entering bookfair ID #10573608. Associate Pastor Phillip Bogacki will read story time at 3:30 p.m. and other will be held all day at Barnes & Noble.

Annie opens Thursday: The Sunset Playhouse presents "Annie" from Dec. 1 to 31, with two casts of young performers scheduled for different runs. Tickets are available on the theater's website.

Craft fair and silent auction at Fairview School: Student-created for prizes including iPad2, Disney and Great Wolf Getaway packages will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at , 3525 Bermuda Blvd. All proceeds benefit the special education school. Tickets are on sale at 1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20.

Winter Tales and Treats Used Book Sale: The Friends of the Brookfield Library will hold a — from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the , 1900 N. Calhoun Rd. A book sale will continue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Grease is the word: High School's drama department will present the musical "Grease" at the , with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for seniors 60 and older, and $10 for students 21 and younger.

Child Safety Seminar with Town police and fire officials: Parents and their children are invited to meet a police dog, climb aboard a fire truck, check child safety seat installations and learn about keeping kids safe — — at a free seminar from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Charlie’s East Coast Hair Designs, 285 N. Janacek Rd. 

Becoming Santa's Helper: The Sunset Playhouse has a family-friendly holiday event from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, starting with photos with Santa, crafts, a sing-along, story time and snack. Then from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Kidsplay Productions will perform "Becoming Santa's Helper," a humorous skit on how to be an elf. Cost is $10 for children ages 2 to 18 and a suggested donation of $5 for adults.

A Celtic Christmas at the Inn: The Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum will celebrate historic with Irish dancing, Celtic music, children's crafts, refreshments, a bake sale, basket silent auction and rooms with Cornish, English, Irish, Scottish and Welch decor. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 1075 Pilgrim Parkway. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 6 to 16 and free for those age 5 and younger.

Lights of Love Holiday Celebration: The Friends of the Elm Grove Library are holding the 17th annual event from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the library and Village Hall. The library will host crafts and performances by High School's Rosewood String Quartet and School's Pilgrim Park Pizzazz Chorus. will be from 4:30 to 5 p.m., followed by refreshments until 6 p.m. in the Court Room.


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