Wisconsin State Fair 2012


Wisconsin State Fair: August 2-12, 2012

The Wisconsin State Fair takes place for 11 days each summer. The 2012 Fair will mark 161 years of presenting one of the most family-friendly and affordable entertainment experiences of Wisconsin’s summer season. Fairgoers of all ages will come together to celebrate storied traditions and start new ones, Thursday, August 2, through Sunday, August 12. Please join us for the greatest 11 days of Summer!

 

Admission:

ADULT (ages 12 – 59): $9
SENIOR (ages 60+): $6
MILITARY & VETERANS WITH I.D. $6
YOUTH (ages 6 -11): $5
CHILDREN (5 and under): FREE

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday, June 30: 9am – 3pm

Main Stage Performances:

MAIN STAGE TICKETS INCLUDE FAIR ADMISSION.
All seats are reserved. Purchase tickets at WiStateFair.com for print-at-home or mail order.
Main Stage Tickets INCLUDE Fair Admission only when purchased prior to entering the Fair Park. Service fees apply to all online orders. No refunds. All shows are rain or shine. Please visit WiStateFair.com for Fair Youth Admission Policy details.Prior to May 1st tickets can only be purchased at WiStateFair.com. Fair Box Office opens May 1st and is located at 7722 West Greenfield Avenue. Service fees apply to all online orders. No exchanges or refunds after ticket purchases or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. Unlawful resale of tickets (or attempt) is grounds for seizure, cancellation and fines without compensation.
Ticket Prices$49 Track
$39 Lower Grand
$29 Upper Grand

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$25 Grandstand

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Ticket Prices$45 Track
$35 Lower Grandstand
$25 Upper Grandstand

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Ticket Prices$40 Track
$30 Lower Grand
$20 Upper Grand

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Super Senior Softball League Picnic


Super Senior Softball League Picnic

McCarty Park

8214 W. Cleveland Ave. – West Allis

August 1st at 11am

 

Watch the VMP Super Senior Softball League players in action while enjoying a FREE Usinger’s hot dog and soda. Family, friends and senior softball fans everywhere welcomed to cheer on your favorite team and have fun!

To sign up for next year’s league, call 414-607-4110.

 

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Homemade Ice Cream for Kids


Making Homemade Ice Cream

is always a fun summer project for kids

 

Vanilla Ice Cream – Cooks.com

Ingrediants:

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cans Carnation milk
  • 1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla

Directions:

  1. Beat eggs
  2. Add sugar
  3. Add Carnation milk, sweetened condense milk and vanilla
  4. Fill freezer with mixture and 2% milk until freezer is 3/4 full

 

Chocolate Ice Cream – FoodNetwork.com

Ingrediants:

  • 1 1/2 ounces unsweetened cocoa powder, approximately 1/2 cup
  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 9 ounces sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Place the cocoa powder along with 1 cup of the half-and-half into a medium saucepan over medium heat and whisk to combine. Add the remaining half-and-half and the heavy cream. Bring the mixture just to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and remove from the heat.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the sugar and whisk to combine. Temper the cream mixture into the eggs and sugar by gradually adding small amounts, until about 1/3 of the cream mixture has been added. Pour in the remainder and return the entire mixture to the saucepan and place over low heat. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon and reaches 170 to 175 degrees F. Pour the mixture into a container and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Stir in the vanilla extract. Place the mixture into the refrigerator and once it is cool enough not to form condensation on the lid, cover and store for 4 to 8 hours or until the temperature reaches 40 degrees F or below.
  3. Pour into an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer’s directions. This should take approximately 25 to 35 minutes. Serve as is for soft serve or freeze for another 3 to 4 hours to allow the ice cream to harden.

 

Strawberry Ice Cream – AllRecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mashed fresh strawberries
  • 2 drops red food coloring (optional)
 Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the milk, cream, sugar, salt, vanilla, strawberries, and food coloring.
  2. Pour the mixture into the freezer bowl of an ice cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions.

 

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An Afternoon with John McGivern


VMP Presents:

An Afternoon with John McGivern

Emmy Award Winning Actor

 

Tuesday, September 18th – 1pm or 4pm
Northern Lights Theater at Potawatomi Bingo & Casino
Great Seats ONLY $25 – includes $25 in Rewards Play at Potawatomi Bingo & Casino
Optional Package: $30 for ticket, bus ride from VMP to Potawatomi and back, plus a light lunch prior to 1pm show.

Join VMP and Emmy Award-Winning actor, John McGivern, as he explores living, working and playing in Southeastern Wisconsin’s unique communities.  John will entertain you with his hilarious stories about his life, his family, and the seniors that he comes in contact with daily.  It’ll be a guaranteed fun-filled afternoon!

Limited seats available at this special price through July 31, 2012. Patrons must be 21 and older. Handicapped  seating available by request.

Proceeds benefit VMP Foundation’s Active Seniors Fund (to support and promote active senior lifestyles) where “You’re Never Too Old to Play”!

 

To Buy Tickets, Call 414-607-4130… for more information, visit VMPcares.com

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The Legends Best Ball Shootout Tournament


VMP Presents: The Legends Tournament
for Golfers Age 50 & Better!

August 1 at Whitnall Park Golf Course
6571 S. 92nd St.
Registration Deadline – Monday, July 23, 2012
 
September 5 at Oakwood Park Golf Course
3600 W. Oakwood Rd.
Registration Deadline – Monday, August 27, 2012
 

Enjoy 18 holes at The Legends Best Ball Shootout, presented by VMP in conjunction with Milwaukee County Parks, for a chance to win prizes – and your claim to fame!

Format:

The format of the shootout is four-ball stroke play with net champions in each flight. Top teams from each flight will advance to the finals at Brown Deer Golf Course, where they’ll play for free on September 17, 2012.

Eligibility:

Open to ANY golfer who meets these requirements:

  • Must be an amateur golfer
  • Must attain age 50 or better by qualifying event date
  • Must register and compete as a team of two players with maximum combined total USGA handicap of 59.4 or less

Flights will be based on team handicaps and the number of entries in the event.  Separate divisions are organized for men and women.

Event Package:

Golf, golf car, tee gift, beverages, and the prize pool are included in your registration fee. The prize pool will be based on the number of teams entered at each event.

  • $25 in Firekeepers Points from Potawatomi Bingo & Casino
  • Hole prizes from Miller Lite
  • Chances to win pairs of Brewers
  • Chances to win FREE golf at Milwaukee County Parks
  • Chances to win pairs of tickets to the US Women’s Open at Blackwolf Run
  • Chances to win pairs of tickets to the Wisconsin State Fair
  • A martini from Jo Jo’s Martini Lounge
  • Chances to win Usinger’s gift certificate
  • Chances to win $10 lunch gift certificates from La Perla

The field will close at 56 teams or 9 das prior to the event – whichever comes first!

For more information, call the Golf Office at 414-5257-8024 or visit CountyParks.com.

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“Bad” Foods that are Good for You


Foods that may be considered to be “Bad”, but they may actually help your health!

 

Peanut Butter

  • Con: high in fat and calories
  • Pro: decreases risk of heart disease

 

Avacado

  • Con: high in fat
  • Pro: decreases risk of heart disease

 

Coffee

  • Con: high in caffine
  • Pro: helps prevent diabetes and Parkinson desease

 

Grape Juice

  • Cons: high in sugar
  • Pros: lowers blood pressure, slows bad cholesterol, prefents aging effects of short term memory

 

Potatoes

  • Cons: commonly deap fried
  • Pros: contains Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, copper, potassium and magnesium

 

Eggs

  • Cons: high in fat and cholesterol
  • Pros: reduces risk of Breast Cancer

 

Chocolate

  • Cons: high in sugar, fat and calories
  • Pros: increases blood flow, eases inflammation, decreases build-up of bad cholesterol

Glamour.com

 

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Waukesha County Fair 2012


Waukesha County Fair: July 18-22, 2012

If you like the Wisconsin State Fair, but don’t like the huge crowds, then the Waukesha County Fair may be more your speed. It’s a lot less crowded, and even parking isn’t too much of a hassle.

There’s no shortage of animals for the kids to look at (and learn from), and some of the music acts are just about as good as this fair’s bigger brother.

It’s the oldest county fair in the state of Wisconsin, which is reason enough to check it out. In terms of music acts, there’s an interesting slate this year.  This year also marks the second annual “Top Singer” competition. The winner opens for Craig Morgan on Sunday.

 

Admission:

Advance Tickets
  June 1 thru July 17
    Adult = $7.00 (Save $2.00)  
    Youth (6-12 years) = $3.00  

At the Gate
  Adult = $9.00
  Youth (6-12 years) = $3.00 
  Children 5 and Under FREE
  Daily Parking $5.00 
  FREE Motorcycle Parking 

Hours:

Wednesday 3 pm – 10 pm
Thursday Noon – 11 pm
Friday Noon – Midnight
Saturday 10 am – Midnight
Sunday 10 am – 9 pm

Main Stage Performances:

My Darkest Days
Thursday, July 19th – 8pm

My Darkest Days’ vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matt Walst saw firsthand what it takes to succeed from his older brother, the bassist of Three Days Grace. Chad Kroeger of Nickelback co-produced My Darkest Days’ new album and co-wrote a majority of the songs. The music combines the rowdiness of rock music alongside more personal observations about relationships. “I’m a big fan of Top 40 and dance music as well as hard rock. It’s cool to bring all of those into our songs,” says Walst. Having shared the stage with bands such as Theory of a Deadman, Seether and Three Days Grace, the group has honed its live act and is exciting loyal fans and growing its fan base.

Foreigner
Friday, July 20th – 8 pm

Formed in 1976 by lead guitarist Mick Jones, Foreigner is a band continually forging new musical peaks. Sold-out shows on a recent world tour demonstrate the band’s formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel album sales. Foreigner has over 14 Top 20 hits including “Cold As Ice,” “Juke Box Hero,” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.” As successful as the band has been with ballads, Foreigner is and always will be a high-energy rock band.

Cinderella
Saturday, July 21st – 8 pm

Cinderella celebrates the 25th anniversary of its debut album Night Songs with this summer’s tour. Formed in 1982 by singer/songwriter/guitarist/keyboardist Tom Keifer and bassist Eric Brittingham, the group got its big break when Jon Bon Jovi saw them perform and recommended that his rep see them. They have played alongside acts like Ozzy Osborne, Motley Crue and Skid Row. Cinderella has released four albums and sold over 18 million albums to date worldwide.

Craig Morgan
Sunday, July 22nd – 6pm

With over 10 years since the release of his self-titled album, Craig Morgan has been a mainstay on the charts with 14 Top Ten hits including “Redneck Yacht Club,” “Almost Home,” and “That’s What I Love About Sundays.” In 2008, Morgan became a member of the Grand Ole Opry, which most consider a pinnacle of the country music profession. In addition to his music career, Morgan is extremely proud of nearly two decades of service to the U.S. military and remains an enthusiastic supporter. He has traveled overseas to dangerous places to perform for our troops. He’s entertained countless fans in every corner of the globe and has shared the stage with Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Trace Adkins and consistently sells out headlining dates.

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