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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: Oct 5 to Oct 12

10/08/09
Big Read: Hemingway's Women

Discover the lives of Hemingway's women, both in his life and his books, with a panel that will include area scholars. Waukesha County Museum; 6:30pm; 262-521-2859; www.waukeshacountymuseum.org

10/10/09
Shoot/Don’t Shoot

A public conversation about the role of hunting in today’s world. Exclusive display of the white deer killed during last winter’s bow hunting season. Vote for the most compelling argument in favor or against sport hunting. Waukesha County Museum; ; 262-521-2859; www.waukeshacountymuseum.org

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What's Happening: Oct 12 to Oct 19

10/17/09
Opening: Dolls of the World Exhibit

This exhibit features over 100 different dolls and comes to Waukesha County Museum from The Toy Museum of NY.Selected dolls from the Museum's own collection will also be featured in this exhibit.. Waukesha County Museum, 101 West Main St., Waukesha; 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 263 521-2859; www.waukeshacountymuseum.org

10/17/09
Waukesha Farmers' Market

Eat Fresh, buy local with the Waukesha Farmers' Market on the banks of the Fox River. Fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and crafts available for purchase.. Riverfront Plaza, Historic Downtown Waukesha; 7:00am- 12:00pm; 262-549-6154; www.downtownwaukesha.com

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What's Happening: Oct 19 to Oct 26

10/21/09
The Caring Place, Inc./ Caregiver Chat Life Enrichment And Life Long Learning

Life Long Learning and Life Enrichment Presented by: Geri Heppe Director of the Life Enrichment Center at The Lutheran Homes of Oconomowoc. The Caring Place, 810 N. East Ave; 4-5:30pm; 262-542-6388 or 282-928-2314; www.caringplacewaukesha.org

10/23/09
Spooka Minooka

Halloween Event for 6-12 year olds. Includes haunted barn, arts and crafts, games, storytelling by campfire, night hikes and much more!. Minooka Park; 5:30 - 9:30pm; 262-548-7790; www.waukeshacountyparks.com

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What's Happening: Oct 26 to Nov 2

10/29/09
Halloween for the kids

Halloween in the Village. Stop in at Purloin Studio for treats and stay for the Spooky Walk in Lime Kiln Park across the street from the Gallery.. W164 N8859 Mill St. Menonmoee Falls, WI; 4pm to 8:30pm; 262-255-9090; www.purloinstudio.com

10/30/09-10/31/09
Night at the Museum

Inspired by the popular Ben Stiller films.Groups will rely on a savvy tour guide to help them successfully navigate the cast of strange characters from the Civil Way soldier to the ghost of Gracie Lusk. Special admission rates apply.. Waukesha County Museum, 101 West Main St., Waukesha; ; 263 521-2859; www.waukeshacountymuseum.org

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