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Blood donors are asked

to give in the new year

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

The remaining dates and places include:

·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 www.bcw.edu/appt.

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.

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 www.waukesha.org 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.

Music students invited

to audition for scholarships

The Wisconsin Philharmonic will hold the 2016 Shining Stars Scholarship auditions from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 11, at the Shattuck Music Center, Carroll University, 100 N. East Ave., Waukesha.

Advanced and motivated music students are welcome to apply. Applications are available at www.wisphil.org. Scholarships are open to middle and high school music students who are residents of Waukesha County.

Student applications must be signed, postmarked or delivered no later than Saturday, Feb. 20, to the Wisconsin Philharmonic, Attn: Shining Stars, P.O. Box 531, Waukesha, WI 53187-0531.

Scholarship winners are required to play in the Shining Stars recital on Tuesday, April 19, at the Shattuck Music Center.

For more information, contact Sue Stachelski at (414) 698-1185 or sjstach@att.net.

County parks offer

outdoor venues and camping

Hosting a family reunion, company picnic or planning an outdoor wedding? The Waukesha County Park System is taking 2016 reservations for picnic and group camping areas. Reservations are accepted through the park reservation desk from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To view 2016 prices, visit waukeshacountyparks.com.

Park Entrance Stickers for 2016 are also available at Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha; Eble Park Ice Arena, 19400 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield; Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena, 2699 Golf Road, Delafield; the Parks and Land Use office, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Room AC230, Waukesha; or order via the entrance hut pay tank at each park location.

These entrance stickers are good from the date of purchase through Dec. 31, 2016. Cost for a Waukesha County resident is $32 per car and $16 for a second vehicle; $16 for a senior and $10 for a second vehicle. Cost for an out-of-county resident is $42 per car and $21 for a second vehicle. Lake Access stickers are $80 per car and $40 for a second vehicle.

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 www.waukeshacounty.gov/publichealth.

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