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Waukesha community briefs: May 1 issue

April 28, 2014

UW-Waukesha hosts Jazz Extravaganza

The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha will host the Jazz Extravaganza at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on campus, 1500 N. University Drive in Waukesha.

Tickets are $5 for general admission.

The Windy Hill Mobile Music Unit and 'Fessor Hurst and His Windy Hill Wizzards Ragtime and Jazz Orchestra, both directed by UW-Waukesha Professor Craig Hurst, and The Jazz Express, led by Mark Helgert, will be featured.

The Mobile Music Unit will perform three songs: the traditional "Just a Closer Walk With Thee," "Goin' to the Mardi Gras," and the Rebirth Brass Band's "Do Watcha Wanna." The other two groups will announce their musical selections from the stage.

County art show displays young talent

The Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services will host the eighth annual Recognizing Outstanding Kids Art Show from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in Room 114 at the Waukesha County Health & Human Services Center, 514 Riverview Ave, Waukesha.

The exhibit acknowledges and displays the creative efforts and artistic talents of young people who are served by the Department.

An artists' reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. At the reception, each of the participating artists will be given individual recognition for their efforts.

UW-Waukesha's gallery features faculty art

Recent work from two members of the University of Wisconsin colleges' art department faculty will be on display in the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha's art gallery through Friday, May 2.

Pieces by Tom Fleming, professor of art at UW-Marathon County, feature salt-fired porcelain, while Frank Zetzman, professor of art at UW-Fox Valley, uses ceramic, acrylic, bone, iron and wood in his work.

UW-Waukesha is located at 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha. For directions to the UW–Waukesha campus, including the Fine Arts Center (Southview) and the art gallery, go to www.waukesha.uwc.edu/about/overview/campus-map.

The free gallery is open 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. For a private viewing, contact Timothy Booth at timothy.booth@uwc.edu.

Luncheon focuses on human trafficking issues

The Waukesha-based Women's Center's Anniversary Luncheon on Friday, May 2, will feature presentations from local and national experts on human trafficking and on empowering survivors to rebuild their lives.

Keynote Speaker Lisa T.D. Nguyen, founder and executive director of Senhoa Foundation, will discuss how Senhoa addresses modern slavery by working with women and children in Southeast Asia.

Additionally, James L. Santelle, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, will speak to the prevalence of trafficking in the Greater Milwaukee region.

The luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee. The event will run and will include a large silent auction and a raffle. Tickets for the luncheon are $60 or $600 for a table of 10. For more information about this event, or to register, visit www.twcwaukesha.org.

"The Women's Center is pleased to be celebrating its 37th anniversary by uniting members of our community in a commitment to healing and empowering survivors of trafficking and violence," said Angela Mancuso, The Women's Center executive director.

Choral Union performs 'Sunrise Mass'

The lush harmonies and stunning melodies of Ola Gjeilo's "Sunrise Mass" will be performed by Waukesha Choral Union at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at St. William's Church, 440 Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.

Special-priced tickets are half off the usual $15 for adults, $13 for seniors/students and $4 for youngsters age 12 and under. They are available at any Waukesha Bank location, from any member of the Waukesha Choral Union, online at www.choralunion.org or by calling (414) 297-9310.

The concert — the final performance in Waukesha Choral Union's 40th Anniversary season — will be followed by a special reception marking the occasion.

The reception after the performance is a cooperative venture between the Choral Union and Leadership Waukesha, part of the Waukesha County Business Alliance. It will feature music presented by past and present artistic directors, Waukesha Choral Union memorabilia, raffle gifts and refreshments.

For more information about Waukesha Choral Union, visit www.choralunion.org.

Downtown Art Crawl set for May 3

Downtown Waukesha's "Mother of All Art Crawls" will be 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 3.

The Art Crawl is presented by the West End Artist's Association and sponsored by Taylor's Peoples Park restaurant, located at 337 W. Main St. Call (262) 522-6868.

The Art Crawl will feature over 150 artists in 21 galleries. Plan on celebrating spring, reconnecting with friends and neighbors and hitting all the participating galleries, boutiques, and night spots located conveniently in the downtown area.

For more information go to www.waukeshaart.com or contact the Almont Gallery (262-542-1522) in Downtown Waukesha.

Literacy Council needs volunteer tutors

The Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha is seeking volunteers to tutor children and adults in reading, writing, math and English as a second language.

LCGW has two informational meetings scheduled: from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, and from 1 to 2 p.m.Wednesday, May 14. All informational sessions are held at the LCGW office at 217 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 16, Lower Level in Waukesha.

Those who cannot attend an informational meeting but would like to become a tutor can email Cathy at cathy@waukeshaliteracy.org, call LCGW at (262) 547-7323 or visit the agency website at www.waukeshaliteracy.org.

Mob boss to speak at church services

Former mob boss Michael Franzese will speak at RiverGlen Christian Church, S31 W30601 Sunset Drive, for weekend services at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, and 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday May 4.

Franzese will explain how he went from being "one of the biggest money earners the mob had seen since Al Capone," according to Vanity Fair Magazine, to becoming known as the "Born Again Don."

Franzese describes how he survived dozens of grand jury appearances, three major racketeering indictments, five criminal trials, seven years in prison and a Mafia death sentence. His compelling story of transformation has been featured through both Christian and general high profile media.

For more information, contact Sue Vock or visit www.riverlen.cc.

Kiwanis again plan Colorado blue spruce sale

The Waukesha Kiwanis Early Risers will hold their 18th annual Colorado blue spruce tree sale on Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to noon, or until the trees are sold out.

The trees, about 16- to 20-inches tall, will be sold for $4 each. All profits will be donated to local charities.

The trees will be available at the Bauer Bros Produce Stand lon Highway 164 and Skyline Avenue in the Town of Vernon; St. Mary's Church at Highways 67 and 18 in Dousman; Kwik Trip at Highways 83 and 18 in Wales; Citizens Bank of Mukwonago at Highway NN and Godfrey Lane in Eagle ,and Citgo on Highways 59 and 83 in Genesee.

To reserve trees, call John at (262) 364-8298.

Parents United presents drug awareness workshop

Parents United will present a free workshop for families, professionals and community members called "Drug Awareness" from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Country Springs Hotel & Conference Center Ballroom in Pewaukee.

Topics to be discussed include identification of drugs and the effects; overdose statistics; identifying drug uses; statistics regarding drug activity; drug related crimes, prevention, resources; and cell phone behavior/terminology.

Guest speaker is Detective Shawn Diedrich of the Muskego Police Department.

Please email ediescott1950@zoho.com if interested in attending.

WCTC to offer community firearms training

Community firearms training will be held at Waukesha County Technical College.

Classes on how to choose a personal defense handgun will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. May 3 and 17 and June 7. Topics covered include purpose of firearm, selection considerations, weapon handling session and carry considerations. Cost is $10.11 for May 3 and 17 and $10.79 for June 7.

Classes on basic handgun safety and shooting fundamentals are 6 to 9 p.m. April 23 and 30, June 11 and 18. Topics covered are firearms safety, loading and unloading, shooting fundamentals, dry fire and live fire exercises. Cost is $16.22 for April 23 and 30 and $17.09 for June 11 and 18.

Course fee for both classes for persons 62 and older is 44.

Register at www.wctc.edu/cjtraiining. go to "Community Firearms."

Parents Place classes target anger, ADHD issues

The following are groups/classes that are held at Parents Place 1570 E. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Call Parents Place at (262) 549-5575 to register. Complimentary child care is available.

Spirited Child (Parent and child class): Do you feel your home has turned into a battlefield with your child over household rules, homework, or daily chores? Learn the necessary skills you can use to create a home filled with harmony. 3:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 5.

Kids Managing Anger (Parent and child class): Parents learn to deal with their children's anger and frustrations while children learn the tools to curb their anger as well. Parents will meet separately. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, May 6-27.

ADHD: Parents of children with ADHD will learn strategies in addressing attention issues from a sensory perspective. Discuss environmental modifications, movement activities, schedules, and sensory support to increase focus and have successful involvement throughout the day. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, May 12-19.

Literacy Council needs volunteer tutors

Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha (LCGW) is seeking volunteers to tutor children and adults in reading, writing, math and English as a second language. LCGW has these following hour-long informational meetings scheduled:

· Thursday, May 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

· Wednesday, May 14, 1-2 p.m.

All informational sessions are held at the LCGW office at 217 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 16, Lower Level in Waukesha.

If you cannot attend an informational meeting and would like to become a tutor, email Cathy at cathy@waukeshaliteracy.org, call LCGW at (262) 547-7323 or visit the agency website at www.waukeshaliteracy.org.

Garden space available through UW-Extension

The Waukesha County UW-Extension Community Garden Program still has a few 20-foot by 20-foot garden plots available to rent.

The cost is $40. This covers the cost of plowing and water that is provided throughout the growing season. You must be a Waukesha County Resident to rent a plot.

The gardens are located in Waukesha on Northview Road just east of Grandview Road and just west of the Huber Jail Facility.

Garden Plots will open approximately Saturday, May 17, weather permitting.

For more information, contact Christa at Waukesha County UW-Extension 548-7775 or cthao@waukeshacounty.gov.

Waukesha Art Fest seeks artists

Applications from fine artists and fine crafters are now being accepted for the 25th annual juried Waukesha Art Fest, which will held rain or shine Sept. 6 in downtown Waukesha.

Application, eligibility and installation requirements are available online at www.waukeshaartfest. Those with questions can email laurafesser@yahoo.com or call (262) 542-1522

The application deadline is May 31.

Literacy Council plans 22nd annual spelling bee

The Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha will present its 22nd Annual Corporate Spelling Bee on Thursday, June 5, begin at 5 p.m. at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha.

The event, LCGW's largest fundraiser of the year, is known for its amusing themes. This year's theme is "Night of the Spelling Dead."

'We expect to see some exciting costumes from some of our teams," said LCGW Board President Sarah Stehly.

Businesses and organizations are encouraged to sponsor an employee team, or a non-profit organization that might want to spell. Teams vie for the title of Best Corporate Speller in Waukesha County, which is currently held by MetalTek.

The public is invited to attend the spelling bee and watch these businesses square off against one another. The $30 ticket includes a buffet dinner, entrance to the spelling bee and the opportunity to compete for prizes during a written spelling contest. Raffle tickets will also be sold for prizes.

WCT gets ready for 'Annie Jr.'

Registration is open for students ages 6 to 18 who would like to be part of Waukesha Civic Theatre's ACT Productions presentation of "Annie, Jr."

ACT Productions gives students the chance to experience an entire rehearsal process while providing classroom opportunities to learn about various aspects of the theater.

"Annie Jr." is a student production that brings to life one of the world's most beloved musicals of all time.

Rehearsals will begin in June with performances Aug. 1-3. For more detailed rehearsal information, contact the theater. Tuition for "Annie Jr." is $95. Register before May 16 to get a $15 Early Bird Discount.

Payment may be processed by mail, phone, email, fax, or in person using cash, check, or credit card (credit card only for phone, fax, and email sales).

For more information, visit www.waukeshacivictheatre.org.

Literacy Council spelling bee set for June 5

The Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha will celebrate its 22nd Annual Corporate Spelling Bee, "Night of the Spelling Dead," on June 5.

The event, LCGW's largest fundraiser of the year, will begin at 5 p.m. at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha. LCGW Board President Sarah Stehly said, "For many years the spelling bee has been known for its amusing themes ... This year we are playing on the popularity of programs from the zombiegenre like the "Walking Dead." We expect to see some exciting costumes from some of our teams."

Teams vie for the title of Best Corporate Speller in Waukesha County which is currently held by MetalTek. The public is invited The $30 ticket includes a buffet dinner, entrance to the spelling bee and the opportunity to compete for prizes during a written spelling contest. Raffle tickets will also be sold for prizes.

Pyramax golf tournament to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Pyramax Bank Four-Ball Golf Challenge to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will be Monday, July 21, at Hidden Glen Golf Club in Cedarburg.

Morning volunteering begins at 5:30 a.m. Volunteering continues throughout the day and into the evening reception which ends at approximately 8 p.m. Registration and breakfast opens at 6:30 a.m. Golf begins at 8 a.m. The event will conclude at 8 p.m.

Participation includes golf, riding cart, breakfast, lunch, cocktails, on-course contests, raffles, post-golf reception and dinner, live and silent auctions, cocktails and awards presentation.

To partcipate contact Lola Wells at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 20875 Crossroads Circle, Suite 350, Waukesha, at (262) 798-2060, or by email at LWells@cff.org. Numerous participation levels are available, including many sponsorship options. The golf twosome package is all-inclusive and costs $900.

Waukesha County Farm Bureau offers scholarships

The Waukesha County Farm Bureau is offering four scholarships to high school seniors or students already enrolled in higher education.

The Waukesha County Farm Bureau Board of Directors are offering scholarships for students enrolled in any accredited technical school or university for continuing education in agriculture or an agriculture-related field. The scholarship is $500 per student, per school year, and will be available to students in any year of their education. Past recipients may apply again.

To obtain a copy of the scholarship applications, call (920) 474-7128 or email ken@cedarhomefarms.com. Applications can also be found online at http://wfbf.com/countyfarmbureaus/waukesha/. Deadline is June 30, 2014.

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general farm organization, representing farms of every size, commodity and management style.Literacy Council offers tutoring for children

Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha (LCGW) provides tutors for children and adults in reading, writing, math and English as a second language.

LCGW also provides tutoring in the summer. To set up tutoring for your child, contact LCGW at (262) 547-7323 or visit the agency Website at www.waukeshaliteracy.org.


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