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Waukesha Community Briefs: April 10

April 9, 2014

Food drive coming up

Carroll University will host its fourth annual National Day of Service food drive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Campus Center. The donated food and/or money will go to Feeding America to reach the 2014 goal of providing 40,000 meals to hungry children, women and men.

"At Carroll University we prepare our current and former students for lifelong service," said Doug Hastad, president of Carroll University. "They are instrumental in our community efforts, including National Day of Service. We know that hunger doesn't know a season and it is a year-round dilemma that everyone at Carroll has done a great job tackling year-after-year."

To kick off the event, Carroll University reached out to alumni nationwide via a mailer and bags provided by Target. The alumni are encouraged to fill the bags with food and drop off at locations Carroll University has partnered with as collection sites between March 17 and April 12. Alumni and community members can also donate food and/or money on campus, the Feeding America online food drive, see bit.ly/Carrollservice, and at any local food pantry.

Last year the National Day of Service event raised 35,835 meals — a 20 percent increase from 2012.

Clarinet concert scheduled

Brian Viliunas, a clarinet virtuoso, conductor and Wisconsin native, will perform at Carroll University at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, in the Dorothy Goff Frisch Recital Hall of Shattuck Music Center, 218 N. East Ave.

This event is free and open to the public.

Performance selections will include "Fantasy Pieces Op. 73" by Robert Schumann, "Cantilène" by Louis Cahuzac, "Sonata for Clarinet and Piano" by Leonard Bernstein, "The Moon in My Window (2007)" by Eric P. Mandat and "Black Dog Rhapsody for Clarinet" by Scott McAllister.

Viliunas, a Greendale native, has performed in 11 states and Washington D.C., 14 countries, and on three continents. He was a member of both the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra, the resident professional ensemble of Carroll University.

Viliunas will be accompanied by Mary Anna Salo, who is the music director at Calvary Lutheran Church in Brookfield.

For more information on the concert, contact Dr. Larry Harper, professor of music, at (262) 524-7188 or lharper@carrollu.edu.

Earth Week events set

The Waukesha County Recycling Office, in collaboration with Carroll University, will host a free public screening of the movie "Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?" during Earth Week.

The movie is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Dorothy Goff Frisch Recital Hall on the Carroll University campus.

The 2010 film is a feature documentary about the politics of bags, single-use disposables, waste and recycling, and the health of our oceans.

The film stars Jeb Berrier, an average American who decided to pledge to stop using plastic bags, an action that led him to questions about other types of plastic items he uses and a worldwide search for answers.

Berrier interviewed scientists, waste and recycling experts, politicians, doctors, corporations and average folks from the United States and other countries to discover their views on plastic. The film is evidence-based, presents information from multiple perspectives, and covers numerous topics including, plastic bag bans, fees, and refund deposits, different types of plastics and their manufacturing process, the plastic recycling industry, impact of plastic on marine life and how plastic breaks down in water.

A brief discussion facilitated by a member of the Waukesha County Recycling staff about plastic recycling in Wisconsin and the effects of plastic pollution in Lake Michigan will accompany the film. After the film, there will be a discussion session with the audience for those choosing to participate.

To find out about how to reduce your waste and recycle more, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling.

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