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What's Up Next Week in Shorewood? The Laramie Project, Yard Clean-up Day

A look ahead at next week's local events and news.

Shorewood hits the stage

by Moises Kaufman explores the reaction to the 1998 murder of homosexual University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard.

The play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted by Kaufman and published news reports.

Kaufman and playwrights explored what kind of culture would create citizens that would commit this terrible hate crime. There will be a discussion with the actors after the Friday and Saturday production.

The production starts Thursday and runs through Saturday at the Shorewood High School Auditorium, 1701 E. Capitol Dr. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $6.

Community forum invites school leader

Local group will host its first forum Nov. 2, in a series inviting village leaders to discuss local issues.

The group’s first Shorewood Leadership Conversation features Shorewood School Board member Rob Reinhoffer, who will discuss initiatives and issues in the school district.

The forum starts at 6:30 p.m. in the , 3920 N. Murray Ave., Lower Level.

It’s the season from neighborly love

It’s that time of year again. Time to prepare your yard for the harsh winter months — winterize it if you will. But the practice might be more difficult for some homeowners and renters than other.

Shorewood Connects is addressing the issue by linking volunteers with older adults and the disabled to ease the burden of those autumn leaves, out-of-control hedges, full garden beds and tangled water hoses.

The 4th annual Yard Clean-Up Day is Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and organizers are looking for volunteers this year more than ever.

More than 100 volunteers came out last year in support of their neighbors, but organizers hope that number reaches 150, to meet the increasing demand for help.

If you’d like to volunteer or need help winterizing your yard, call Sue Kelley at 961-7262 or email at skelley@wi.rr.com

Development officials meet Friday

Shorewood officials will consider an incentive loan to a potential new cupcake shop at 3801 N. Oakland Ave. and a grant to the owner of for renovations of the grocer at 4027 N. Oakland Ave.

They will also provide updates on the in Sendik’s parking lot.

The meeting is 7:30 a.m. Friday at , 3930 N. Murray Ave.

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