HAWS offers winter

activities for pets

The Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) of Waukesha County offers several programs for animal lovers and their pets.

Cat pedicures are offered from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at HAWS. Staff members and volunteers are available to help. Get tips and learn how to do pedicures at home. A donation of $7 per cat is suggested; bring your pet in a carrier for safety and comfort.

Saturday Recess with Central Bark Doggy Day Care is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Jan. 9-March 26, at W227 N6193 Sussex Road, Sussex. For a $5 per dog donation, your pooch can whoop it up at this facility and make new friends in a controlled environment. Meet HAWS' adoptables, socialize your dog and get them exercise.

Brookfield to host

appliance recycling event

Waukesha County residents can drop off discarded electronics and appliances from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 9, at at 19700 Riverview Drive, Brookfield.

State law bans electronics and appliances from landfills and incinerators due to the valuable materials that can be recycled and reused, including precious metals like gold and copper. Many devices also contain hazardous materials.

Items that will be collected at the event for a cash-only fee include television sets ($20) and cathode ray tube computer monitors ($5). Additional items will be collected at no fee, including computers, printers, keyboards, laptops, scanners, DVD players, VCRs, stereos, cell phones, telephones, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators and more.

For details, visit or call (262) 896-8300.

Blood donors are asked

to give in the new year

Waukesha blood drives are scheduled to help patients in need in January:

· Boelter Companies: from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at N22 W23685 Ridgeview Parkway W.

·Riverglen Christian Church: from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at S31 W30601 Sunset Drive.

·Christ The Servant Lutheran Church — ELCA: from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 2016 Center Road.

·Evoqua Water Technologies: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 2607 N. Grandview Blvd., Suite 130.

·Waukesha Memorial Hospital: from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 725 American Ave.

·Ascension Lutheran Church: from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 30, at 1415 Dopp St.

Donations of all blood types are needed. Appointments can be made at

Anyone 16 or older who is in general good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate. The entire process takes about an hour. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes birth date.

Waukesha Choral Union to hold auditions

Open auditions for those interested in joining Waukesha Choral Union will be held by appointment on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2016 Center Road.

Send an email to to make an appointment.

Auditions with Michael Chapel, artistic director, will include sight reading, scales and harmonizing.

Remaining WCU concerts include 'Messiah' on April 3 and 'Classics and Folk Songs' on May 2. Both performances will be held on the campus of Carroll University in Waukesha.

To find out more about Waukesha Choral Union, visit

Nominations sought for

emerging young leaders

The Waukesha County Business Alliance has launched the Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County awards program to recognize outstanding young professionals and emerging leaders in the county.

Nominations are now open for the 2016 awards program to recognize emerging leaders from the corporate, nonprofit, academic or government sectors whose initiative, determination and commitment have positioned them as an up and coming leader in Waukesha County.

The award criteria include community service involvement, professional accomplishments, team mindset, leadership traits, continuous improvement and personal and professional advancement. Nominees must either live or work in Waukesha County. The award is targeted at young professionals.

Nomination information is available at and applications are due by Monday, Feb. 29. Recipients will be honored at an awards breakfast on Friday, May 13, at the Marriott Milwaukee West, W231 N1600 Corporate Court, Pewaukee.

Walk-in clinic has

extended Tuesday hours

The Waukesha County Public Health Division is offering extended walk-in clinical services on Tuesdays.

The new hours are from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Hours will remain 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Public health services are available on a fee for service basis and/or for a nominal fee. Medicaid is accepted only for residents of Waukesha County.

Walk-in clinical services are located within the Human Services Center at 514 Riverview Ave., Waukesha.

County offers

cholesterol screenings

Cholesterol screenings are available at 514 Riverview Avenue, Waukesha, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

No appointment is necessary, but 12 hours of fasting is required beforehand.

A fasting cholesterol screening measures total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglyceride levels. The fee is $20.

For information, call the Department of Health and Human Services-Public Health Division, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (262) 896-8430 or go online to the county website at

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