Yard Waste Collection

yard wasteNow Through October 12

Yard waste is picked up on the same day as your garbage, on the week opposite your recycling. Place your yard materials at the curb before 7 a.m. on your collection day. Do not include grass clippings, root balls, vegetables, stumps or branches over 6 inches in diameter or pet feces. Can’t remember which week is your yard waste week? Enter your address in the myWauwatosa portal at https://www.wauwatosa.net and the correct date will appear!

Tosa Farmers Market

Saturdays through October 13

farmers marketThe Tosa Farmers Market offers great fresh local food and flowers, entertainment and, on the first Saturday of the September and October, a Makers Market. In the Hart’s Mills parking lot across from the Little Red Store. For a complete schedule, go to https://tosafarmersmarket.com.

H-D 115th Street Party – Party in the Park

August 29-September 1

The Wauwatosa Village welcomes Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary with four nights of local entertainment, food and beverages at the Hart Park Rotary Pavilion from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. August 29-31 and September 1. Designated motorcycle parking is available throughout the area and discounts at outdoor concessions and area Village businesses are available to H-D Rally Pack wristband holders. For details, go to the Facebook event page, https://www.facebook.com/events/397244797424057/


Tosafest 2018Friday & Saturday, September 7&8

Enjoy TosaFest in its new location: After 42 years in the Village, Tosafest 2018 will be moving to the Rotary Performance Pavilion and Hart Park, where there’s more room to spread out. Musical entertainment will include Jim Liban, Altered 5, The WhiskeyBelles, Koch Marshall Trio and Cold Sweat, and the Brew City Horns. For a complete schedule of music and list of food vendors, visit the TosaFest website at http://www.tosafest.org.

Tosa’s All-City Read Book Giveaway

Saturday, September 8

Get your free paperback copy of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (while supplies last) at the Tosa’s All-City Read booth at the Tosa Farmers Market, starting at 8 a.m. A limited number of large-print copies will also be available. For more information about the book and events in February, go to www.TosasAllCityRead.com and follow the All-City Read on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TosasAllCityRead/

Tosa Green Summit

Saturday, September 8

greenThe eighth annual Tosa Green Summit will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wauwatosa Civic Center, 7725 W. North Avenue. This free, informational open house offers ideas for making your community green and sustainable. More than 25 exhibitors will provide awareness and education on topics ranging from home energy, conservation, water, gardening, transportation and food. The summit will coincide with MMSD’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection and will feature collections for shredding, electronic recycling, medicine and Dream Bike’s bicycles. All collections will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Follow the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TosaGreenSummit or contact Jeff Roznowski at jroznowski@wi.rr.com.

Starving Artists’ Show

Sunday, September 9

This annual outdoor art show on the west lawn of the Mount Mary campus features more than 200 local and national artists who work in pottery, fiber, photography, painting, sculpture and more. All artwork is original and priced at $100 or less. The entrance fee of $10 (cash or credit card) supports student scholarships. For details, go to https://www.mtmary.edu/alumnae/events/starving-artists-show.html.

10 Days in Tosa

September 10-19

Celebrate good food and good times in Tosa! For the eighth consecutive year, the Tosa Chamber of Commerce is partnering with some of Tosa’s favorite restaurants to provide special dining offers for lunch and dinner. For details and the latest deals, go to the 10 Days in Tosa website, http://www.10daysintosa.com.

Food Truck Thursday

food truckThursday, September 20

Come to the City Hall parking lot for fresh, right-off-the-truck food from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from Foxfire (Mexican, Filipino, Jamaican and specialty fried chicken sandwiches) and Pete’s Pops (gourmet natural popsicles made with fruits and vegetables). For updates, go to the City’s website at https://www.wauwatosa.net/home.

Root Series Concert

Thursday, September 20

Come to the Village to see the new design and landscaping for Root Commons and the Pocket Park and stay for a mix of jazz, pop, blues and light rock with The Beautiful Collide from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on. Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/events/219099148690447/.

Harvest Fest

Saturday, September 22

Bring the whole family to the Village for a celebration of the harvest season. State Street will be closed off from Wauwatosa Avenue to Harwood for a Makers Market and kids activities in the afternoon. In the evening, join your friends for a farm-to-table dinner at a long table under strings of twinkling lights. Watch for a Facebook event page and a link to buy tickets to the dinner.

chili pepperChili’n on the Avenue

Saturday, September 22

Enjoy a chili competition, live music, outdoor yoga, food, beer, bounce houses, shopping and more on beautiful North Ave in East Tosa. For the latest information, go to the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/chilinontheave/.

Classic Car Show

Saturday, September 22

Check out the entries or enter your own classic car in the Friends of Hoyt Park & Pool’s 4th annual Classic Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hoyt Park. The show is open to all makes/types/ages of cars. There will be dash plaques for the first 100 entries, food and refreshments, and live music starting at noon. Download a registration form here: http://friendsofhoytpark.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Car-Show-Flyer02.pdf

Wauwatosa Historical Society Tour of Homes

Saturday, October 6

“Metamorphosis” is the theme of this year’s Tour of Homes, which includes a 7,000-square-foot Eschweiler building on the County Grounds that is being turned into a single-family home, an 1875 home completely remodeled for aging in place and a new modern bungalow on Underwood Avenue. Tickets are available at www.wauwatosahistoricalsociety.org, at Little Red Book Store, Wisconsin Garden & Pet, and on the day of the tour at tour headquarters at TOSA Pool.

beers!Fall Beer Fest at The Landing

Saturday, October 6

Sample dozens of beers from craft breweries in the historic Grand Hall at TOSA Pool from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission comes with a complimentary tasting glass, and food will be available for purchase. For details, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/230564524202968/.

Fall Leaf Collection

October 15 through November 18

During the City of Wauwatosa’s annual leaf collection, you can rake leaves and soft plant material to the street in front of your house to be picked up and composted by the City. Track the progress of the leaf collection crews, receive notices about specific pickups and learn of any extensions on the City website, https://www.wauwatosa.net.

root series logoRoot Series Concert

Thursday, October 18

The final Root Commons concert of the season features the indie, folk and country sounds of Wisconsin singer/songwriter Ben Wagner, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the green space at Harwood and Wauwatosa Avenues. Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/events/185195648867426/.

Ghostly Gathering at The Landing

Friday, October 26

The annual Ghostly Gathering returns to The Landing at TOSA Pool, featuring live music by Front Porch Rockers and a costume contest, as well as treats for ghouls and goblins of all ages. Take part in the pumpkin carving, apple bobbing and costume contests. For details, go to https://friendsofhoytpark.org/calendar/.

Wisconsin Lutheran Presents The Tempest

November 2-10

Wisconsin Lutheran College presents a magical journey that begins with a mighty sea-storm and ends with Shakespeare’s deepest example of forgiveness and reconciliation. Performances are Friday, Saturdays and Sundays, November 2-10 at the Raabe Theater, 8815 W. Wisconsin Avenue. For times and to buy tickets, go to http://www.wlc.edu/2018-The-Tempest/.

Wine Tasting at The Landing

November 3

Spend the afternoon tasting wines from around the world, presented by L’eft Bank Wine Company, in the historic Grand Hall at TOSA Pool. Admission includes a complimentary tasting glass. Follow https://www.facebook.com/events/153041522229565/ for more details.

Tosa West Presents Mamma Mia!

November 9-17

Tosa West will be one of the first high schools in the country to produce this megahit musical, guaranteed to have you singing and dancing along with the entire cast. The Milwaukee high school premiere of Mamma Mia! can be seen on Thursday, November 15, Friday, November 9 and 16, and Saturday, November 10 and 17, and at a matinee on Sunday, November 11. For times and tickets, go to the Tosa West Trojan Players website http://trojanplayers.com.

NAC All Tosa Cribbage Tournament

Saturday, November 11

tree lightingTeams representing all Tosa neighborhood associations meet at the Wauwatosa Woman’s Club to compete in an all-city tournament that includes shared refreshments, friendly competition and a grand traveling trophy. All Wauwatosa neighborhoods are welcome to register up to four, two-person teams at a cost of $10 per team. Email cribbage@wauwatosanac.org to register. For details, follow the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TosaAnnualCribbageTourney/.

Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, November 30

Kick off the holiday season with the lighting of the new tree in the newly redesigned pocket park near St. Bernard’s Church, starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy carols from a local children’s choir, trolley rides around the Village, and specials at various shops and restaurants. There will even be free hot chocolate and a chance to talk to Santa. Watch for a Facebook event page, coming soon.

Peter PanTosa East Presents Peter Pan

November 30-December 9

Tosa East presents the perennial musical favorite about the boy who could fly on Friday, November 30 and December 7, Saturday, December 1 and 8, with matinees on Sunday, December 2 and 9. For times and tickets, go to the Tosa East Players website https://www.tosaeasttheatre.org.