Sky Zone hosts
party for camp
Residents who bring a new, unwrapped child's gift valued at $10 or more to Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, W229 N1420 Westwood Drive, Waukesha, from Thursday through Saturday, April 21-23, will receive 30 minutes of free jump time.
The present drive is part of a birthday party open house for Royal Family KIDS Camp in Hartland.
Each August, Royal Family KIDS Camp provides a weeklong experience for children ages 7-12 who have been abused or neglected and placed in the foster care system. The camp hosts an 'Everybody's Birthday' in which each child receives presents.
Registration begins for
ProHealth Care walks
Registration and T-shirt pick-up dates and times for the RiverWalk for Cancer in Waukesha are from noon to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, and from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the west entrance of ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital, 725 American Ave., Waukesha.
RiverWalk will be held Saturday, May 7, at Frame Park, 701 E. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.
For information about online registration, teams, walk routes, donations and sponsors,visit ProHealthCare.org/WalksForCancer.
Antiques appraisal event
planned at library
Mark Moran, antiques appraiser and author, will be available to appraise your heirlooms or treasures during the What's It Worth? Antiques Appraisal event from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave.
Registration is required for an appraisal. Spectators are also welcome.
Moran, formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles books for Krause Publications, has dealt with antiques for more than 30 years and been an active appraiser for more than 20 years. He also is available to make home visit appraisals for large items, fragile pieces or for large collections. House calls are $75 an hour; there is no mileage charge if within 10 miles of the appraisal event site. To arrange an in-home appraisal, contact Moran at (715) 281-5060 or email@example.com.
To register for the library event, call the Reference Desk at (262)524-3682. The list of items that can and cannot be appraised is available at the Reference Desk.
Spring dance to benefit
cerebral palsy group
Waukesha Elks Lodge 400 will host the Spring Fling Cerebral Palsy Dance from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at 2301 Springdale Road, Waukesha.
Tickets are $5. All proceeds of the raffles and tickets will go to the Waukesha Cerebral Palsy Parent Support Group to support group activities. Donations of door prizes would be appreciated.
For more information, call Marty and Pat Plutowski at (262) 544-5949 or Tim and Sue Gillingham at (920) 262-0696.
Mobile pet adoption
motors into Waukesha
The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County (HAWS) will join North Shore Animal League America's 2016 Tour For Life, the world's largest mobile pet adoption event, with a Waukesha stop from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Stein's Garden & Home, 2220 E. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.
Along with dozens of adoptable pets, the local event features an 'Ask the Expert' corner, gifts for all adopters and a voucher for a free microchip or I.D. tag for the first 100 visitors. Participants will also learn about life-saving animal programs.
From March through May, Tour for Life motors it's huge van through 53 American cities, helping shelters and rescue groups generate more awareness of their organizations and find homes for the adoptable animals in their care.
Good Harvest plans
Earth Day activities
Good Harvest Market, 2205 Silvernail Road, Waukesha, will celebrate Earth Day with various activities on Saturday, April 23.
The celebration features a 'plant a tree' scavenger hunt, in which more than 300 mini red pine trees will be given away to plant. There will be kids crafts, organic herb plantings, educational information from the Land Conservancy, Waukesha County Green Team and the Wildlife in Need Center, plus free samples from local vendors.
A cookout will feature brats, organic Portobello mushrooms, hot dogs, along with snacks and beverages. Full details of the event are available at www.goodharvestmarket.com.
Vendors sought for
outdoor farmers market
The Waukesha Farmers Market is now accepting applications for vendors and musicians who would like to participate in this year's market.
This is an open-air, producer-only, public market that operates from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May 7-Oct. 29, on the north side of the Fox River, in historic downtown Waukesha.
Applications and information can be found at www.waukeshafarmersmarket.com
Vendors should attend an organizational meeting at 5:30 or 7 p.m. Monday, April 25, at Martha Merrell's Bookstore, 231 W. Main St., Waukesha. Vendors with questions can contact Norm Bruce at (262) 547-1060.
Musicians will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Martha Merrell's Bookstore. Contact Terri Stine by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Celebrate Arbor Day and reforest a local park
The Waukesha County Park System invites residents to celebrate Arbor Day and help plant 1,000 tree seedlings.
Plantings will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 30, at Fox River Park, W264 S4500 River Road; Minooka Park, 1927 E. Sunset Drive; and Retzer Nature Center, S14W28167 Madison St.
The entrance fee to these parks will be waived for those participating in this event. Preregister by Monday, April 25, at (262) 896-8074 or email@example.com.
Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care. Wisconsin has been celebrating since 1883.
Students present research
The 13th annual Student Research Symposium takes place from 9 am. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha campus, 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha.
The public is welcome to attend.
Freshman and sophomore college students at UW-Waukesha are given the opportunity to conduct original research and begin distinguishing themselves in their chosen field of study. Research topics range from climate change in Waukesha to the upsides of aging.
Dr. Geri Donenberg, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and recipient of the 2015 UIC Researcher of the Year Award, will provide the keynote speech.
For information on the symposium or directions to the campus, visit waukesha.uwc.edu.
Meijer launches social
media photo contest
Meijer is offering customers across the Midwest a chance to co-star in a television commercial that will debut this summer.
Customers should submit photos showing how Meijer supports their home team — from little league to the big leagues — through a contest application on the Meijer Facebook page. Ten winners will receive $100 Meijer gift cards and all photos have the chance to appear in the commercial.
'We are pleased to support thousands of athletic programs across the Midwest, including hundreds in Michigan, through sponsorships of scoreboards, uniforms, sports equipment and concession stands,' said Nicole Laughlin, vice president of brand development and marketing. 'We look forward to sharing those partnerships in our advertising.'
The commercial will feature images of athletic teams Meijer supports. The Home Team contest is open through May 1. Entries can be submitted at www.Facebook.com/Meijer.
Waukesha Choral Union
Waukesha Choral Union will present 'Requiem' by French composer Gabriel Faure and a variety of folk songs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in Carroll University's Humphrey Chapel/Art Center, 238 N. East Ave.
'Classics and Folk Songs' presented by the 40-member chorus will include the spectrum of sacred, soulful, melancholy and lively music.
Tickets are $15 per adult, $13 per senior 60 and older, $8 per student and $4 per child 11 and younger. For more information, visit www.choralunion.org.
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.
Brown Simpson's sister
to speak at luncheon
Tanya Brown, sister of the late Nicole Brown Simpson, will deliver the keynote address at The Women's Center's anniversary luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee.
Brown will present 'The Seven Characters of Abuse: Domestic Violence, Where It Starts and Where It Can End'
Tickets are $70 and can be purchased at tinyurl.com/jjcns5j.
Chefs create dining
experience using McDonald's
Eight chefs from Milwaukee and Waukesha counties are putting their culinary creativity to the test by taking part in a charity fundraiser for SHARP Literacy.
The chefs have been challenged to serve up McDonald's ingredients in a brand-new, unexpected way at the nonprofit's 20th anniversary party on Thursday, May 19, at La Casa de Esperanza in Waukesha.
At the event, guests can try 'McDonald's Unwrapped' dinner stations featuring the chefs' creations. The culinary line-up includes Dane Baldwin and Amber Dorszynski of Mr. B's, Andrew Koser of Joey Gerard's, Kurt Fogle of Bass Bay Brewery, Bruce Badke of Distil, Steve Perlstein of Hōm Wood Fired Grill and Richard Sweed of Artisan 179.
Tickets for the event can be purchased at mcdonaldsunwrapped.eventbrite.com.
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.