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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
seniors breakfast club
Area residents 60 and older are invited to join the new ProHealth Senior Breakfast Club starting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 19, in the 725 Grille's south dining room, ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
This free club will meet the third Thursday of the month, beginning with a light breakfast and followed by an educational program.
Each meeting will feature a topic related to seniors' health and well-being. At the first meeting, ProHealth Care staff will discuss 'Talking with Your Doctor,' providing tips on how to prepare for a doctor's visit, how to talk about your health care concerns and treatment options, and how to remember what was discussed during your health care visit.
Registration for the Senior Breakfast Club is required at ProHealthCare.org/Classes or call (262) 928-2745.
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.
Free skin cancer
A free skin cancer screening with a board-certified dermatologist will be offered between 6 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care, Highway 164 in Pewaukee, north of Interstate 94.
Doctors say by detecting irregularities in the skin, skin cancer can be caught in its earliest form and may be cured.
To register, visit ProHealthCare.org/Classes or call (262) 928-2745. These exams are by appointment only; appointments are limited. They are targeted to one spot or area and are not total body screenings.
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.