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Happening NOW

There's no need to travel far from home to fill your weekend plans. WaukeshaNOW.com in conjunction with the Waukesha & Pewaukee Visitors Bureau present these weekly community events and highlighted attractions for you and your family to enjoy.

To have an event considered for submission in this listing, send an email to aimee@visitwaukesha.org.

What's Happening: October 8 to October 15

10/09/12
Corigliano & Elgar

Season opening performance highlighting Lara St. John performing the World Premiere of Academy Award-winning composer John Corigliano's Sonata for Violin & Orchestra, orchestrated by Martin Kennedy.- Oconomowoc Arts Center, 262-547-1858, wisconsinphilharmonic.org

10/10/12
Market on the Hill

Weekly Event providing opportunities for farmers and artisans to sell their offerings directly to consumers while providing consumers opportunities to buy locally grown and made products.- WCTC 800 Main Street, building Q, 262-695-9735, www.marketonthehill.com

10/12/12- 10/13/12
Night at the Museum: The Great Movie Heist

Lights, Camera, Action! When the sun goes down, the exhibits come to life in the Waukesha County Museum! After a dastardly villain ruins the new Aitken brother's film, you must help complete the 1920s motion picture masterpiece.- Waukesha County Museum, 262-521-2859, waukeshacountymuseum.com

10/12/12- 10/13/12
Wisconsin Fear Grounds

Rated #1 in Wisconsin, expect the unexpected at the highly decorated, elaborate haunted house, labyrinth of torment, highest level of terror interactions and the hunted becoming the hunter of ghouls and zombies - Waukesha Expo Center, 262-844-5611, http://www.wisconsinfeargrounds.com

10/12/12- 10/14/12
Halloween Dinner Theater: Frankenstein

Begin the evening with a themed meal in the historic and fully decked out Clausing Barn, followed by an engaging play that will have you on the edge of your seat.- Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, 262-594-6300, oldworldwisconsin.org

10/12/12- 10/14/12
James and the Giant Peach

A magical peach! Giant insects! An incredible journey! Roald Dahl’s hilarious story comes to life on stage as it reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises.- Waukesha Civic Theatre, 262-547-0708, http://waukeshacivictheatre.org/56thSeason/GiantPeach.html

10/13/12
Greyhound Rescue Event

- Arena, Waukesha County Expo, 262-896-8490, www.waukeshacountyexpo.com

10/13/12
Waukesha Choral Union:The American Spirit

An American Civil War Memorial oratorio by Dr. Michael James Karasis weaves choir, narrator, and orchestra together to depict battles, recite letters from home, and raise the American spirit in brotherhood. Adult $15- Shattuck Music Center, Carroll University, (414) 297-9310, www.ChoralUnion.org

10/13/12
Waukesha Farmers' Market

All products sold at the Waukesha Farmers' Market are grown, raised, or made locally. Market-goers can expect to find in-season fresh vegetables and fruits, herbs and plants, breads and pastry products, jams and more!- Riverfront Plaza Waukesha, WI, 262-549-6154, www.DowntownWaukesha.com

10/13/12- 10/14/12
Autumn on the Farms

Bring in the season's harvest and button up the farmsteads for winter with a full slate of autumn activities including cooking over wood stoves and open fires, putting garden produce away for the winter and filling the larder with dried foods and herbs!- Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, 262-594-6300, oldworldwisconsin.org

10/13/12- 10/14/12
Piala's Nursery Fall Festival

Local craft vendors, farmers, and community organizations are coming together to celebrate fall. Pick your pumpkin, enjoy hot cider, and have a great time. Family friendly for any age.- Piala's Nursery and Garden Center, 262-547-2677, www.pialasnursery.com

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