Wild Winter Night returns

to Retzer Nature Center

Retzer Nature Center invites the public to explore the wonders of nature during its annual Wild Winter Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha.

Participants will enjoy guided winter night hikes throughout the evening, free snowshoe rentals and an informal sing-along by the campfire with s'mores and hot cocoa. There will be indoor crafts and games.

Attendees can also explore the sky through an indoor planetarium program titled 'Secret of the Cardboard Rocket.' Planetarium shows are limited to 90 people per show, and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 6 p.m. Show times are every half-hour starting at 6:30 p.m.

A fee of $2 per person is payable at the door; members with cards get in free. No registration is required.

Kids to seniors needed

for WCT performance

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre's production of 'Annie Get Your Gun' will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, and from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 8-9, at 264 W. Main St., Waukesha.

Children and adults are needed for roles. Those auditioning should prepare 32 bars of music and provide sheet music in their key for the accompanist. Unaccompanied auditions are discouraged. Those auditioning should be prepared to read from the script.

For more information, visit

'Annie Get Your Gun' will run April 29 to May 15 at WCT.

Library's documentary series

spotlights the brain

The documentary 'The Brain: What makes Me?' will be shown at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha.

The event is part of the library's Doughnuts and Documentaries series. Those staying after the film can participate in an informal discussion, with coffee and doughnuts provided by Friends of Waukesha Public Library.

On Wednesday, March 9, attendees can view and discuss another part of the series, 'Who Will We Be?' In this segment, a neuroscientist offers a glimpse into the ongoing research of how our brains, and our longevity, may change and evolve.

More details are available through the library's reference desk, (262) 524-3682, or at

Rotary groups to host

annual Pancake Festival

The Waukesha Rotary Noon and Sunrise Clubs will host their annual pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Waukesha Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road.

Last year the Waukesha Rotary Clubs served more than 5,000 pancakes to more than 1,400 people. The event features musical entertainment provided by Waukesha County high school students and a 50/50 raffle.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door for all-you-can-eat pancakes. Gluten-free pancakes are offered. Children 5 and younger eat free. Advance tickets may be purchased at Waukesha State Bank in downtown Waukesha or from any Rotary member.

All proceeds from the event are donated to Waukesha nonprofits through the Rotary Club Charitable Fund. For more information, 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.

Bucks coach to sign

autographs at Master Z's

Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd will sign autographs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Master Z's, 1005 Spring City Drive, Waukesha.

Attendees may bring a camera for photos.

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 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

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

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 hours are are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, an from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

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.

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