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Community is invited to

rummage and bake sale

Wisconsin Right to Life Waukesha County Chapter will hold a rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at St. Joseph's gym, 841 Martin St., Waukesha.

The rummage will include furniture, toys, clothes, jewelry, household items, books, baby items and more. There will be a $3 a bag sale from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Waukesha Choral Union

to perform 'Messiah'

Waukesha Choral Union will perform George Frederic Handel's 'Messiah' at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Carroll University's Shattuck Music Center, 218 N. East Ave., Waukesha.

The free performance is made possible by longtime choral supporters Fred and JoAnn Portz.

Community singers are invited to join WCU in this performance. Rehearsals will be held March 22, 29, and April 2. For more information, visit www.choralunion.org.

UW-Waukesha lecture

focuses on gender issues

Gabriel Foster, director of the Trans Justice Funding Project in New York City, will speak at noon Wednesday, April 6, at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, Room N133, 1500 N. University Drive.

Foster will discuss activism as well as his own journey as a transgender man of color. Foster will also address best practices and approaches to working with transgender, gender nonconforming and gender-questioning students.

The free lecture is part of the Bob and Sue Andrews Lecture and Discussion Series, funded by the Robert H. Andrews Memorial Fund.

Writers workshop

features poetry author

All Writers Workplace & Workshop Spring Friday Night Free For All will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Café De Arts, 830 W. St. Paul Ave., Waukesha.

The guest reader will be Lisa Marie Brodsky, author of 'Motherlung' (Salmon Poetry, 2014) and 'We Nod Our Dark Heads' (Parallel Press, 2008).

Also reading will be students Elisabeth Harrahy (poetry), David Mathews (memoir), and Collen Glatzel (fiction). Kathie Giorgio, All Writers founder and director, will be reading as well.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Center seeks

blood donors

The BloodCenter of Wisconsin is holding at a Waukesha drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 11, at Fox River Christian Church (gymnasium), S46 W24130 Lawnsdale Road.

Specifically, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin currently has an urgent need for O-negative donors. Those interested can schedule an appointment by calling (877) 232-4376 or by visiting www.bcw.edu/appt. Walk-in donors are also welcome.

Anyone 17 or older who meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes birth date. Sixteen-year-olds must have written parental permission.

Parents group offers

program on mental health

Parents United, a consortium of school districts from Wisconsin, will present a program on child and adolescent mental health, 'Mental Health; Troubled Waters,' from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Richard T. Anderson Education Center, Waukesha County Technical College, 800 Main St., Pewaukee.

A mental health professional will discuss pediatric brain development, as well as strategies to assist children, parents and families.

Preregistration is required by April 8 be emailing Ediescott1950@zoho.com. Nonmembers of Parents United will be asked for a $10 cash donation at the door.

Mock tornado drill

planned for April

Governor Walker has declared April 11-15 Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week.

For the first time, a statewide mock tornado warning will be issued at 6:55 p.m. Thursday, April 14, to give families and businesses a chance to test their emergency severe weather plans.

Earlier in the day, a mock tornado watch will be issued at 1 p.m. and a mock tornado warning will be issued at 1:45 p.m. Many radio and TV stations across the state will issue the test tornado warnings, and many communities will sound their tornado sirens.

Emerging young leaders

to be honored

The Waukesha County Business Alliance has launched the Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County awards program, and recipients will be honored at an awards breakfast on Friday, May 13, at the Marriott Milwaukee West, W231 N1600 Corporate Court, Pewaukee.

The 2016 awards program recognizes 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 mind-set, 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.

Rotary president addresses

World Affairs Seminar

Rotary International president-elect John F. Germ will address the 2016 World Affairs Seminar (WAS) on Sunday, June 26, at Carroll University.

This year's theme is 'Water: Global Resource to Share and Protect.' Water is one of the key areas of interest of Rotary International. Providing a safe water supply has been key to the organization's efforts to eliminate polio around the world.

It also fits with the theme of Germ's term: 'Rotary Serving Humanity.'

County fair announces

main stage headliner

Rock metal band Skid Row will perform Thursday, July 21, on the Miller Lite Main Stage at the 2016 Waukesha County Fair.

Skid Row formed in 1986 and are known for hits such as '18 and Life,' 'Youth Gone Wild' and 'I Remember You.'

All Miller Lite Main Stage shows are free with fair admission. Skid Row tickets will go on sale March 15 and are $50 for ELITE VIP and $15 for VIP.

ELITE VIP tickets include Fair admission, preferred parking, two drink tickets and assigned seating in the front three rows. VIP tickets include first-come, first-served seating in a designated area in front of the stage.

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 hours 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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