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.
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Days Gone By: Remembering Laura Ingalls Wilder
Enjoy the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder on the grounds of the Dousman Stagecoach Inn. Learn about the Laura's life on the prairie and take part in activities and crafts.. Dousman Stagecoach Inn, Brookfield; 10 am - 4 pm; 262-782-4057; www.ElmbrookHistoricalSociety.org
2010 Waukesha Reads: Family Ties
Interested in family history but don't know where to start? Join Waukesha County Museum Archivist, Eric Vanden Heuvel, as he shares tips on how to conduct family research. Waukesha County Museum; 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm; (262) 951-2859; www.waukeshacountymuseum.org
Preventing Spousal Impoverishment for Baby Boomers and Beyond, Jane L. Walker & Leah J. Poulos Mueller, Attorney at Law. The Caring Place; 4pm-5:30pm; 262-542-6388 or 262-928-2314; www.caringplacewaukesha.org
2010 Waukesha Reads: Willa Cather and Her Literary Contemporaries
A scholars' panel examines the author's life and her connections with other authors. Waukesha County Museum; 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm; (262) 951-2859; www.waukeshacountymuseum.org
The Natural Step Study Circle
Participants will apply The Natural Step framework in discussions about issues of sustainability including water, food, waste, transportation, land use, renewable energy, and working with government to affect change. Check out their website to register. Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church, Hartland; 7pm-8:30pm; 262-369-1703; www.waukeshacountygreenteam.org
A story of the land and the people who came to settle the Great Plains.. UW Waukesha; 262-521-5212; www.waukesha.uwc.edu/com
Waukesha County Expo; www.wisconsinfeargrounds.com
Old World Wisconsin's Autumn Dinner Theater
Enjoy an exciting evening of unique dinner theater, staged at Old World Wisconsin. Old World Wisconsin; Fridays: 6 p.m.; Saturdays: 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; 2625946301; www.oldworldwisconsin.org