Events & Interest Groups

In addition to the events below, please see our list of active Interest Groups (book groups, gardening, bridge, mah jongg among many others).  Most groups meet once a month and welcome new members! Interest Group events are also listed on our calendar.

Working Women – June Meet Up!
“Handling Workplace Conflict with Confidence”
Calling all West Suburban Milwaukee Working Women!
Join us on Tuesday, June 11th at 6pm at La Fuente (Bluemound Rd.) to network and enjoy good food and good company with fellow working women. We’ll enjoy dinner, drinks, and a lively conversation focused the topic:
“Handling Workplace Conflict with Confidence”
Please RSVP to Becca Surges at or (262) 751-8103

Past Events:

April 26, 2023 at 11:00a.m. -HORWITZ-DEREMER PLANETARIUM
The Planetarium Theater features a dome-shaped ceiling and a projector that can recreate the day or night sky by projecting images of the stars, the planets, the sun, the moon, and more. First, we will view a short film about Galileo and the Telescope. Then the docent will discuss interesting astronomical matters — a spectacular learning experience for all.

Cost: $4.00 per person
Reservations Payments due by April 12th
Please contact Terri Mitchell or check the email invitation for more information.

March 9, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.  – Broadway Play “Six”
The Out & About Committee is happy to announce a fun group outing to see the Pulitzer-prize winning Broadway musical comedy Six at the Marcus Center on March 9, 2023. This musical
recounts the sad stories of each of Henry VIII’s six wives in a lively pop concert format. Each queen will take her turn singing and telling her woeful tale of being married to Henry VIII, vying for the role of lead singer by showing that she suffered the most. See the October Post Graduate for more information.

February 21 at 6:30 pm – DEI Courageous Conversations
Join us for our next Courageous Conversation! This 1.5-hour conversation will provide the opportunity to learn more about the topic of “Creating Inclusive Spaces” with fellow WSM members. Courageous Conversations are offered in a comfortable small group setting (or virtually) and encourage members to unpack DEI topics in a safe and welcoming space. Watch for a Punchbowl invite!

February 19, 2023 – 2:00 pm – Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Cost for concert: $35.00 per person
Preconcert lunch at Ambassador Hotel. The hotel provides van to and from the
concert. More information is forthcoming with the Punchbowl invitation.

February 8, 2023 – 1:30-3:30 pm – Intro to Alcohol Inks
This private workshop is open to AAUW West Suburban Milwaukee Branch members and their friends and family. Please register and pay online. Alcohol Inks are unlike any other painting medium! In this workshop, you will learn different techniques for applying and manipulating the inks to create specific effects. You’ll create three projects – two of which will be 5×7 paintings that will be matted to 8×10, ready for framing!

December 5, 2022 – 1:00 p.m. – Shady Lane Holiday Porch Pot Event
The Garden Interest Group invites all branch members to a Holiday Porch Pot Workshop at Shady Lane Greenhouse. Reservations are due by November 28th. For further information, please contact Lynn Sigler at

January 22, 2023 – 2 pm – Renaissance Theaterworks
Join us for “Cost of Living” and Brunch (TBD) – Sunday, January 22, 2023

November 9, 2022 6:00 p.m. – DEI Committee Courageous Conversations
We’ll be holding a second Courageous Conversation via Zoom to discuss unconscious bias. Be sure to join us if you missed our September conversation! A Punchbowl invitation was sent to member’s email.

November 10, 2022 10:15 a.m. – Black Holocaust Museum
AAUW Members and guests will have a docent-led tour of this unique memorial museum. The ABHM was the vision of Dr. James Cameron–a 16- year-old survivor of a 1930 lynching. This museum was recently reopened in a new space on North Avenue in Milwaukee. Through 400 years of history, you will learn about the past and present challenges of our nation’s African American community. Reservations should be made through Punchbowl (or contact Anne Kreul directly if you do not have computer access) by November 1.

November 15, 2022  – Working Women Interest Group: Saving for Retirement
It’s never too early to start thinking about preparing for retirement, no matter where you are in your career. The Working Women’s Group will be hosting an evening with Financial Advisor
L a u r a P e t e r s -Shimko on Tu e s d a y, November 15. Come with your questions and plan to learn more so you can empower your future! A virtual option will be available. Please
RSVP to Victoria Vastalo

September 22, 2022 – Milwaukee County Historical Society

Join AAUW’s Out and About group on Thursday, September 22, at 11:00 a.m. to tour the Milwaukee County Historical Society. This is your opportunity to learn about and celebrate Milwaukee. The guided tour of the facility will also include the current special exhibit, “Brew City: The Story of Milwaukee Beer.”

Carpooling will be from Brookfield Square, departing at 10:15 a.m. After the tour, optional lunch at your expense will be at Bravo Italian Kitchen in Brookfield Square. Details will be provided before the event. The $15.00 per person/payment is due September 15. Please see Punchbowl invitation or the Post Graduate for more information.

October 12, 2023 Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot
Out and About is planning a Full Estate Tour (two hours) of the three story main house, studio cottage and lovely restored gardens and grounds of the home of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.

We’ll car pool, arriving at Ten Chimneys by 10:00 am, where a shuttle will take us to the Program Center. Once there, we separate into two groups of approximately ten each for our tours starting at 10:15 am and 10:30 am. The tour consists of a lot of walking on uneven ground and the 3 story house does not have an elevator. The morning’s activities also include exhibits in the Program Center and a movie starring the Lunts all for the special price of $35 per person.

November 30, 2023 The Mousetrap at Next Act Theater
The Mousetrap, by Agatha Christie
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Performance at 7:30 PM
255 S Water St, Milwaukee
Carpooling will be arranged. Further information will be available in the Punchbowl invitation coming in October. If questions, contact: Kelley Knoerr

January 21, 2024 Milwaukee Art Museum Film
Milwaukee premiere event at the Milwaukee Art Museum is a film about the
courageous escape of Martha Liebermann, artist Max Liebermann’s widow, from Nazi Germany.

Time: 12:30-3:00pm
Cost: Adults $22 / Seniors (65+) $17 (pay as you enter the museum) or free for members of the Milwaukee Art Museum and/or the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. Optional lunch before the film at your expense.

Watch for Punchbowl invitation. Reservations due by January 15, 2024. For further information contact  Linda Davidson.

March 10, 2024 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
MSO presents “Bernstein & Gershwin” at 2:30p.m. Watch for the Punchbowl invitation for more details.