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50 Additional Lifeguards Needed for Milwaukee County Pools
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50 Additional Lifeguards Needed for Milwaukee County Pools

Free Training Session Begins May 21

New look Traveling Beer Garden live music dates announced
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New look Traveling Beer Garden live music dates announced

The live music nights, held on Friday and Saturday nights between 5-8pm, will feature a more varied line up this year

Seven Ways to Celebrate Mom this Weekend in The Parks
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Seven Ways to Celebrate Mom this Weekend in The Parks

Relaxing activities with Mom in mind

Summer of Music taking Shape in Milwaukee County Parks
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Summer of Music taking Shape in Milwaukee County Parks

Park visitors this year will also be able to enjoy live music at beer gardens.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors Milwaukee Architect Donald Grieb
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors Milwaukee Architect Donald Grieb

Mitchell Park Domes Among His Contributions

New Partnership Will Bring More Events to the Greenhouse Annex at Mitchell Park Domes
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New Partnership Will Bring More Events to the Greenhouse Annex at Mitchell Park Domes

The Zillis liquor license is also expected to be extended to the Annex, which will expand its appeal as a wedding venue.

Maple Sugar Days at Wehr Nature Center, March 24-25
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Maple Sugar Days at Wehr Nature Center, March 24-25

Walks to Sugar Bush, A Sugarin’ Camp, A Taste of Maple Syrup

Only in Wisconsin: Golf AND Ice Skate this Weekend
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Only in Wisconsin: Golf AND Ice Skate this Weekend

Grant and Lincoln golf courses will offer tee times from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. daily.

Free Ice-Fishing Clinics for Kids at 6 Park Lagoons, Feb. 10
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Free Ice-Fishing Clinics for Kids at 6 Park Lagoons, Feb. 10

Children age 15 and under are invited to hands-on clinics featuring safety on the ice, use of ice fishing equipment, fish identification, regulations, and knot tying.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day to be Celebrated at King Center, Jan. 15
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day to be Celebrated at King Center, Jan. 15

To honor King, the program will include music, dance, and spoken word, and will feature guest speaker Nicole Brookshire.

Free Skate Rentals at Slice of Ice to Celebrate Season Opening, Dec. 15, from 4-6 p.m.
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Free Skate Rentals at Slice of Ice to Celebrate Season Opening, Dec. 15, from 4-6 p.m.

Opening weekend, rink hours are Friday until 11 p.m.; Saturday, from 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; and Sunday, from 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Holiday Stress-Busting Activities in The Parks
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Holiday Stress-Busting Activities in The Parks

Milwaukee County Parks offers a variety of ways to beat holiday stress.

Glow Skate Returns to Wilson Ice Arena, Nov. 24, Dec. 30
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Glow Skate Returns to Wilson Ice Arena, Nov. 24, Dec. 30

Glow-in-the-dark necklaces, holiday lights, music, prize drawings, and a gourmet hot-chocolate bar will be featured.

China Lights Lantern Festival at Boerner Botanical Gardens Celebrates Final Week – Ends Oct. 29
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China Lights Lantern Festival at Boerner Botanical Gardens Celebrates Final Week – Ends Oct. 29

The closing weekend will offer giveaways and egg-roll-eating contests.

Chinese Lantern Festival’s Asian Cuisine/Chicago Weekend at Milwaukee County’s Boerner Botanical Gardens, Sept. 29-Oct. 1
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Chinese Lantern Festival’s Asian Cuisine/Chicago Weekend at Milwaukee County’s Boerner Botanical Gardens, Sept. 29-Oct. 1

China Lights: The Magic Returns is a celebration of Asian culture featuring 50 larger-than-life sculptural lantern displays.

Eddee Daniel to present free program titled “Milwaukee: A Green City”
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Eddee Daniel to present free program titled “Milwaukee: A Green City”

Noted photographer and writer Eddee Daniel will present a slide talk on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 1 p.m.

Final “Free First Tuesdays at The Gardens,” Sept. 5
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Final “Free First Tuesdays at The Gardens,” Sept. 5

Free Admission to Boerner Botanical Gardens for Milwaukee County Residents with ID

Back-To-School Festival at King Park, Saturday
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Back-To-School Festival at King Park, Saturday

For families with back-to-school budgets that are stretched thin, the festival highlight will be the free backpack and school-supply giveaway.

Nature-Inspired Oils, Watercolors on View at Boerner Botanical Gardens
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Nature-Inspired Oils, Watercolors on View at Boerner Botanical Gardens

Hours of the display in the Garden House are from 8 a.m.–6 p.m., seven days a week.

Milwaukee County Parks Kick Off Summer Memorial Day Weekend
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Milwaukee County Parks Kick Off Summer Memorial Day Weekend

Activities will be as varied as visiting a beer garden to swimming at the Family Aquatic Centers, to going on a warbler walk.

Mother’s Day Weekend in The Parks
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Mother’s Day Weekend in The Parks

Milwaukee County Parks are offering a variety of activities with Mom in mind

Steampunk Faire at The Domes, March 4
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Steampunk Faire at The Domes, March 4

Creative artists and craftsmen will offer unique entertainment and merchandise inspired by technology, metal, and the Victorian era.

Elvis Night at The Domes, Thursday
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Elvis Night at The Domes, Thursday

Highlighting the evening will be an Elvis tribute by Tony Rocker & The Comeback Special.

Friday: Last Chance to Skate at Slice of Ice
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Friday: Last Chance to Skate at Slice of Ice

Friday will be the last day to strap on those silver skates or to take an ice-sled for a spin at Slice of Ice in Red Arrow Park, 920 N. Water St.

Hearts Under Glass: A Valentine’s Day Event at The Domes, Feb. 14
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Hearts Under Glass: A Valentine’s Day Event at The Domes, Feb. 14

Special-event admission rates apply for this fundraising event of the Friends of The Domes.

Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve at The Domes
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Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve at The Domes

The family-friendly event features a wide variety of entertainment.

Owl Prowls at Wehr Nature Center in December, January
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Owl Prowls at Wehr Nature Center in December, January

Owl Prowls feature a hike through the woodlands in search of Great Horned Owls and Eastern Screech Owls

Paint & Pour at Wehr Nature Center, Dec. 3
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Paint & Pour at Wehr Nature Center, Dec. 3

No experience in drawing or painting is required.

Breakfast with Santa at Kosciuszko Community Center, Dec. 10
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Breakfast with Santa at Kosciuszko Community Center, Dec. 10

The all-you-care-to-eat breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, and beverage, and features a visit with Santa.

Artists, Makers Present ‘Urban Garage Sale’ at The Domes, Nov. 26, 27
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Artists, Makers Present ‘Urban Garage Sale’ at The Domes, Nov. 26, 27

Event will feature 65 vendors offering a mix of vintage goods, artwork, wood items, jewelry, apparel, and lifestyle merchandise.

Glow Skate Returns to Wilson Ice Arena
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Glow Skate Returns to Wilson Ice Arena

Events Scheduled Nov. 25, Dec. 30

Holiday Floral Show to Open at The Domes Nov. 19
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Holiday Floral Show to Open at The Domes Nov. 19

The Show Dome will be transformed into a winter forest.

China Lights Lantern Festival at Boerner Botanical Gardens Celebrates Final Week
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China Lights Lantern Festival at Boerner Botanical Gardens Celebrates Final Week

The festival features 40 larger-than-life, brilliantly lit sculptural lantern displays.

China Lights Lantern Festival Temporarily Suspends Online Sales, Expands Shuttle Service
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China Lights Lantern Festival Temporarily Suspends Online Sales, Expands Shuttle Service

The lantern festival featuress 40 larger-than-life sculptural displays.

Fall Hike on Glacial Ghosts of Whitnall Park, Nov. 5
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Fall Hike on Glacial Ghosts of Whitnall Park, Nov. 5

Participants will journey back through time to the Ice Age, when glaciers were in retreat and mammoths roamed.

Lantern Festival Recommends Weekday Visits to Avoid Crowds
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Lantern Festival Recommends Weekday Visits to Avoid Crowds

Good Fortune Week: Oct. 25-30

Cupcake Fest MKE at The Domes, Oct. 15
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Cupcake Fest MKE at The Domes, Oct. 15

Also returning is the Cupcake Creation Contest.

Halloween Events in The Parks
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Halloween Events in The Parks

Halloween traditions continue in Milwaukee County Parks.

Oktoberfest Comes to Whitnall Park, Sept. 24-Oct. 30
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Oktoberfest Comes to Whitnall Park, Sept. 24-Oct. 30

Among the offerings will be 10 Oktoberfest beers, including two premium Munich brews.

Public Information Meeting to Evaluate Proposed Oak Leaf Trail Extension in Greendale, Franklin, Sept. 13
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Public Information Meeting to Evaluate Proposed Oak Leaf Trail Extension in Greendale, Franklin, Sept. 13

Attendees may view displays showing the location of the proposed trail extension and project schedule.

Free Bonsai Society Exhibit at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Sept. 16-18
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Free Bonsai Society Exhibit at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Sept. 16-18

The event includes a vendor area, with trees, tools, pots, soil, and other bonsai supplies, as well as raffles of vendor donations and membership to the Milwaukee Bonsai Society.

Orchid Show & Sale at The Domes, Sept. 17, 18
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Orchid Show & Sale at The Domes, Sept. 17, 18

Local, regional, and national vendors will offer favorite orchids for sale.

Watercolors on View at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Aug. 19-Sept. 11
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Watercolors on View at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Aug. 19-Sept. 11

Watercolors by Terry A. Fischer will be on display Aug. 19–Sept. 11 in the Garden House.

Inaugural Chinese Lantern Festival Comes to Boerner Botanical Gardens in October
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Inaugural Chinese Lantern Festival Comes to Boerner Botanical Gardens in October

1,000 sculptural components will be created on-site by more than 30 artists from China.

International Agreement to Bring Chinese Lantern Festival to Boerner Botanical Gardens in October
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International Agreement to Bring Chinese Lantern Festival to Boerner Botanical Gardens in October

Throughout October, the festival’s 40 giant displays will illuminate nine acres of the Botanical Gardens.

4th Annual IndiaFest Milwaukee Returns to Humboldt Park Aug. 20
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4th Annual IndiaFest Milwaukee Returns to Humboldt Park Aug. 20

Experience Mini-India

Free Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Performance at Boerner Botanical Gardens June 30
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Free Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Performance at Boerner Botanical Gardens June 30

The MSO will present a festive and patriotic program, featuring the music of Strauss, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, Sousa, and others.

Global Union Returns to Humboldt Park
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Global Union Returns to Humboldt Park

A free, farewell-to-summer festival of world music and culture. Featuring four bands, food, interactive family activities

Milwaukee County Parks Receives EPA Grant
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Milwaukee County Parks Receives EPA Grant

$635,000 Grant for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at King Center
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at King Center

“What a Beautiful World: A Salute to Those Who Protect and Serve” is the theme of this year’s public celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, Monday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m.

Traveling Beer Garden to Tour the Parks
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Traveling Beer Garden to Tour the Parks

Milwaukee County Parks Brings a Tradition to More Milwaukee Families

City/County Dog Exercise Area to Open in Bay View
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City/County Dog Exercise Area to Open in Bay View

A True Partnership for the People

Deadline Set for Public Response to Strategic Plan Survey
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Deadline Set for Public Response to Strategic Plan Survey

Milwaukee County Parks Seeks Public Input in the Development of 2015-2020 Strategic Plan