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Big Finish For Rocketober: Trick-Or-Treating Set For Saturday Night

Lovenote Halloween photo

It’s been another fun Rocketober, and we’re not done yet!

The Human Concerns Haunted House continues tonight and tomorrow … and citywide trick-or-treating is set for Saturday evening, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Be sure to leave your lights on if you want to participate.

Details here. And happy Halloween!

(And that’s me dressed as the mayor of Munchkinland with a zombie panda and dog of some sort, aka “my kids.”)

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What a Rocketober Weekend!


If you’re bored this weekend, well, you’re just not trying.

Here we go, adding a couple new events …


  • 5-8:30 p.m. Zombie House, presented by Friends of the Mill Pond and the South Milwaukee Lions (Mill Pond warming house)


  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: St. Luke’s UCC Rummage Sale (2200 18th Ave.)
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Meet the Mayor at Drenzek Chiropractic (2211 10th Ave.)
  • Noon-3 p.m.: South Milwaukee Little League Kickball and Costume Contest
  • 2 p.m.: Trunk or Treat (St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1314 Rawson Ave.)
  • 3-5 p.m.: Downtown trick-or-treating, and a chance to weigh in on the city’s comprehensive and downtown planning efforts at 924 Milwaukee Ave.
  • 5-8:30 p.m.: Night two of Zombie House
  • 6:30 p.m.: Rocktoberfest beer tasting (Pat’s Oak Manor, 1804 15th Ave.)
  • 7 p.m.: Human Concerns Haunted House (821 Marion Ave.)
  • 7:30 p.m.: MIAW Wrestling (Papa Luigi’s, 1919 12th Ave.)
  • 7:30 p.m.: Jesse Cooke: One World Tour (South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center)


  • Noon to 3 p.m.:  South Milwaukee High School Honor Society Haunted Hallway at the high school. (All middle and elementary school-aged children and their families are welcome; free admission.)

Check out the official flyer of Rocketober events on this Facebook page. And look for photos throughout the weekend.

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A Colorful Addition To Rocketober

Color Run flyer

Saturday, October 24 is shaping up to be a Rocketober day to remember in South Milwaukee.

Already, you have costumed kickball, food and more at noon at South Milwaukee Little League. At 2 p.m., it’s St. Mark’s Trick-or-Treat Zone. At 3, it’s downtown trick-or-treating, at 5 it’s the Mill Pond/South Milwaukee Lions Zombie House, and 6:30 it’s the South Milwaukee Football Boosters Rocktoberfest beer tasting.

But why not start the day with a nice (and colorful) run outside the high school? Learn more in the flyer above.

And check out the Rocketober list of events here.

This will be fun!

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Big Rocketober Weekend: Homecoming, Warming House Open House, Food Trucks And More

Food truck image

Rocketober picks up this weekend, with several big events around town. They are …

  • Tonight: The South Milwaukee Yacht Club’s Yachtoberfest begins at 5:30, and South Milwaukee takes on Brown Deer for Homecoming starting at 7.
  • Saturday: The Friends of the Mill Pond host their Warming House Open House from noon to 4 p.m. … and just down the road I’ll be hosting a Meet the Mayor session from 2 to 4 at Ferch’s Beachside at Grant Park Beach.
  • Sunday: The food trucks return to downtown South Milwaukee, with the Fall Festival of Food Trucks set for noon to 3 p.m. on 11th Avenue at the farmers’ market site.

Check out the full Rocketober schedule here, and like the Rocketober Facebook page for regular updates.

And the weather looks fantastic!

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Big Kickoff To Rocketober: Homecoming Weekend



Go Rockets!

Join me as we kick off Rocketober with Homecoming festivities this weekend – starting with the return of the Homecoming parade, pep rally and bonfire Thursday night.

The parade starts at 6 p.m. and runs from the corner of 15th Avenue and Maple Street north to Oak Creek Parkway, where the pep rally and bonfire will take place at the baseball diamond.

Then it’s game time on Friday, as South Milwaukee hosts Brown Deer at 7 p.m. at Spaltholz Field.

Be sure to get to 15th Avenue and cheer on the school and other local organizations taking part in the parade. (And look for me and my family in the fire truck.)

Also on the Rocketober calendar this weekend is …

  • Friday: Yachtoberfest at the South Milwaukee Yacht Club
  • Sunday: South Milwaukee Fall Festival of Food Trucks

Check out a full Rocketober schedule here … and be sure to check out these great community events.

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Welcome To Rocketober 2015!


We’re proud to bring back Rocketober — our month-long series of events celebrating fall, Halloween and everything that is great about South Milwaukee.

Here is your schedule events, and it starts this week. I can’t wait!

Thanks to all of the local groups who are planning and executing this terrific list of activities.


(If we missed something, or got something wrong, please let me know.)


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Scarecrows Invade Downtown!

1798531_10205427848114710_2396169180249992554_nYou may have noticed some new faces downtown — more than a dozen scarecrows made by young local artists, to celebrate Rocketoberand this Saturday’s downtown trick-or-treating scavenger hunt.

A big thanks to all of the kids from Ms. Ramirez’s art classes at Lakeview and E.W. Luther Elementary Schools and the kids at Mary Linsmeier School for creating these works of art!

Stop by and see them this weekend as you take part in Saturday’s Rocketober downtown trick-or-treating scavenger hunt.


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