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Waukesha Choral Union

performs concert

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.

Art crawl features

original art downtown

Downtown Waukesha's 'Mother of a Crawl' will take place from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

The art crawl, presented by the West End Artist's Association, features 175 plus artists in 21 galleries and venues. Find original artwork at participating galleries, boutiques, eateries and night spots located in the downtown area. The art crawl is sponsored by Magelllan's & M2 on Main, 370 W. Main St.

For additional information, go to www.waukeshaart.com or call the Almont Gallery (262) 542-1522. Also see Waukesha Art Crawl on Facebook.

Parks dept. offers

free workshops

Waukesha County Parks and Land Use Department will hold its annual spring sale and workshop event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha.

Home compost bins, rain barrels and a limited quantity of native plants will be for sale. Free workshops on home composting, native plant landscaping, rain gardens and rain barrels, and a native wildflower walk will be held from 9 a.m.to noon.

Parks and Land Use staff and University of Wisconsin-Extension master gardeners will be available to answer questions on natural landscaping, identifying plant samples, gardening tips and provide the basics about home composting and using rain barrels. All products are in limited quantities and are for sale on a first-come, first-served basis. Cash or check payment is preferred, but Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. The event is free.

For more information, call (262) 896-8007, visit waukeshacountyparks.com or follow on Twitter @waukeshacoparks.

Program offers insight

on Alzheimer's, dementia

The Alzheimer's Association will offer a three-part workshop called 'Understanding Dementia: An Education Program for Family Caregivers' from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, May 10-24, Waukesha Memorial Hospital, 725 American Ave., Waukesha.

This workshop is designed for those with a family member or friend recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. The program will include an overview of dementia, communication strategies, behavior changes, safety issues, community resources and personal care for the caregiver. There will also be an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with others who are coping with similar situations.

This program is free, but registration is required. Register by calling (262) 928-2745.

Speakers to give

perspective on Poland

Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha, 830 W. Moreland Blvd., will host a free program featuring three perspectives on Poland starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11.

Elizabeth 'Betsy' Brenner, publisher and president of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, and Milwaukee public relations executive Carl Mueller will discuss the Milwaukee Jewish Federation-sponsored mission to Poland to mark the tragic past of the Jewish population in Poland during World War II, and also to explore the state of Jews in redeveloping Polish Jewish communities today.

Phil Musickant, who is completing his 15th year as principal at Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha, will speak on the trip he took with Milwaukee-area Jewish educators. The group focused on different aspects of Jewish learning and education in Poland, and the goal to bring back information to their congregations.

Call (262) 547-7180 for more information.

Flute concert features

music about water

The Gutekunst Flute Ensemble will present 'Water, Water Everywhere' at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Matthias Episcopal Church, Main Street and East Avenue, Waukesha.

This flute choir will perform music inspired by water in all its forms. The Gutekunst Flute Ensemble is composed of 12 members, originally called Ladies of the Flute.

Tickets cost $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students or $20/$15/$10 at the door. A post concert reception is included in the cost. To purchase tickets, call (262) 547-4838 or visit stmatthiasonline.org.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the music department at St. Matthias.

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.

Bank to teach teens

about financial literacy

As part of the annual National Teach Children to Save initiative, Waukesha State Bank will host a financial literacy event at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Marcus Majestic Theater to teach teens about saving and budgeting.

The event is free for teens ages 13-18. After the 45-minute presentation, there will be a free showing of 'Captain America: Civil War.'

'Waukesha State Bank is committed to serving the financial needs of our local community, and providing financial literacy opportunities is one way to get young people thinking about saving and managing their own money,' said Ty Taylor, president of Waukesha State Bank. 'This event is a fun way for teens to learn about the concept and benefits of budgeting and why saving early is important.'

Registration is required by calling (262) 549-8539 or emailing agillingham@waukeshabank.com.

Residents asked to

participate in cleanup

The Waukesha County Green Team, in collaboration with the Waukesha County Parks System, Wildlife in Need Center and Waukesha Fox River Conservation Group, invites the public to help clean up litter and debris from parks, trails, forests, green spaces and roadways from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15.

There are eight designated sites individuals and teams can register to clean up, including the Expo Center in Waukesha, Highway F along the Fox River and the Bugline Trail. Register and get more information at www.waukeshacountygreenteam.org.

Waukesha County Green Team is a volunteer grass-roots organization. For event information, call (262) 363-9153 or (262) 349-2888.

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.

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