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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Michael Kriesel, poetry reading
Poetry reading by Wisconsin writer Michael Kriesel.. Dorothy Goff Frisch Recital Hall, Shattuck Music Center; 7 p.m. www.carrollu.edu
Carroll Art Student Union Exhibition
Student art exhibit featuring juried photography and digital art.. Humphrey Memorial Chapel and Art Center; ; 262-524-7195; www.carrollu.edu
Comedy Tonight Family Night
Local comedy and improv artists. Waukesha Civic Theatre; 7:00 pm; 262-547-0708; www.waukeshacivictheatre.org
Meet Eleanor Roosevelt
Celebrate the opening of Memories of World War II with Jessica Michna’s portrayal of the famous and influential First Lady during the Great Depression and WWII. . Waukesha County Museum; 6;30 pm -7:30 pm; 262 521-2859; www.waukeshacountymuseum.org
Shop Til You Drop
Admission is free with a non-perishable food item. Over 30 vendors will be exhibiting various items including jewelry, candles, handbags, home goods, and much, much more! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to start your holiday shopping. What could be more convenient that visiting all of these vendors at one location! Metropolitan Builders Association’s Office, N16W23321 Stone Ridge Dr. in Waukesha; 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.; 262-470-4925.
Holiday Tree Lighting
Offical downtown Waukesha Tree Lighting, join us for an old fashion hometown tree lighting at the Rotunda. Enjoy free hot chocolate, and carolers!. Historic Downtown Waukesha; 6pm; 262-542-1060; www.downtownwaukesha.com
23rd Annual Yuletide Faire
Medieval-themed fest that's fun for the whole family. Pocket Lady, Pickle Man, Yuletide Theatre, children's craft workshops, more than 25 vendors of handcrafted wares, Secret Santa Shoppe, food and beverages.. Prairie Hill Waldorf School, Pewaukee; 2pm- 9pm;9:30am-5pm; 262-646-7497; www.prairiehillwaldorf.org
Areas largest outdoor Christmas light show. Country Springs Hotel; ; 262-547-0201; www.thecountrychristmas.com
World's Greatest Cookie Sale
Marks the 20th year! Choose from home-made holiday cookies and baked goods in every variety imaginable from 30 participating non-profit organizations. All proceeds benefit the specific non-profit groups you purchase from. The event also features holiday music performances, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, magic shows, cupcake decorating and face painting. Enjoy a wonderful event for the whole family while you support your favorite causes! Country Springs Hotel; 262-547-0201; www.countryspringshotel.com
Memories of World War II
Almost two hundred reporters and photographers fanned out around the globe to cover WWII for The Associated Press. The best of these images make up for important exhibition.. Waukesha County Museum; ; 262-521-2859; www.waukeshacountymuseum.org
The Season of Light
General Public Program for a beautiful holiday season program investifating the most fascinating winter solstice celebrations from all over the world. $4/adult, $3/children. Planetarium at Retzer Nature Center; 7pm; www.waukesha.k12.wi.us/planet