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There's no need to travel far from home to fill your weekend plans. 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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What's Happening: November 12 to November 19

Lunch and Learn, "Tales From Around the World"

Enjoy lunch, then a presentation by Joanne Murphy on her experiences touring groups around the world, away from the typical tourist spots.  She will be sharing holiday and traditions (and pictures!) of cultures from Asia, Africa, Europe, and more!- Waukesha County Museum, (262) 521-2859,

Discovery Club, "Journey Around the Globe"

Families with children 3-5 years old will need to get their passports ready as we explore various cultures from around the world!  We will play the chopstick challenge, play African drums, build the Eiffel Tower, do the fan dance, and much more! - Waukesha County Museum, (262) 521-2859,

11/15/12- 12/31/12
The Art of the Gift - Annual Holiday Show

The Almont Gallery in Historic Downtown Waukesha presents "The Art of the Gift" - Annual Holiday Show featuring all the Almont Artists. Opening reception: Art Angel Art Crawl, December 1st, 4-10pm.- Almont Gallery, Historic Downtown Waukesha, 262-542-1522,

Christmas Tree Lighting

Have some hot chocolate and listen to carolers as the community kicks off the Christmas season in downtown Waukesha.- Historic Downtown Waukesha, 262-549-6154,

UW-Waukesha Symphonic Band Concert

The fall semester concert by the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha Symphonic Band.  The band will perform a variety of music for the concert band.- Lunt Fontanne Theatre, UW-Waukesha Campus, 262-521-5447,

11/16/12- 11/17/12
Faculty Directed Musical – “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” by Rupert Holmes

Full production of the play based on Charles Dickens' unfinished novel by the same name. - Otteson Theatre, Carroll University, 262-524-7302,

An Evening of Song with Carmen De La Paz

Carmen will share her amazing talent with the Waukesha community as well as the theatre that started her on the path that became her life.- Waukesha Civic Theatre, 262-547-0708,

50th Annual Waukesha Christmas Parade

The 50th Annual Waukesha Christmas Parade makes its way through historic downtown Waukesha chock full of marching bands and floats. Be sure to watch for the man of the hour himself. Many thanks to the Blood Center of Wisconsin for sponsoring the parade.- Historic Downtown Waukesha, 262-549-6154,

Holiday Open House

Waukesha County Museum will host their annual Holiday Open House prior to the Holiday Parade on Sunday afternoon. Enjoy free admission to the museum including our feature exhibition America Celebrates! These art quilts are holiday themed.- Waukesha County Museum, (262) 521-2859,

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