features two artists
The Almont Gallery presents 'A Painterly Approach,' featuring artists Audrey Casey and Samantha Konop, May 16-June 30, at 342 W. Main St., Waukesha.
Audrey Casey is a widely collected artist specializing in rural scenes. Her intricate and detailed oil paintings preserve a heritage that is fast disappearing.
Samantha Konop's large acrylic canvases are described as a controlled riot of complex color and pattern. Her newest paintings use alcohol ink and feature animals, birds and landscapes.
Visit www.almontgallery.com or find the gallery on Facebook.
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.
2-1-1 links people
with local resources
Friday, May 20, is 2-1-1 Awareness Day, for which United Way and IMPACT partner to provide a helpline that connects people to local resources when they need them most.
Volunteers are needed to distribute 2-1-1 materials to businesses and community organizations in Waukesha County. A kickoff breakfast and orientation will be held at 8 a.m. Friday, May 20, at Easter Seals, 505 Northview Road, Waukesha.
Distribution of 2-1-1 materials to local businesses will take place from 9 to 11 a.m.
To learn more, call Jayne Thoma at (262) 409-2418.
hold town hall meeting
State Rep. Scott Allen will participate in a town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Waukesha Public Library.
The meeting will be about two hours long.
During the first hour, Allen and Sensenbrenner will field questions. The second half of the event will be dedicated to one-on-one interaction with the residents in attendance.
perform 'Lion King'
Summit View Elementary students will present Disney's 'The Lion King KIDS' at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, May 24 and 26, at Waukesha North High School, 2222 Michigan Ave., Waukesha.
Admission is free; however donations will be accepted to help cover production costs.
The Summit View cast contains approximately 80 fifth-graders. Students perform all roles involved in the musical including sales and marketing, set design, costumes, as well as acting.
Summit View Elementary is the School District of Waukesha's only magnet school of integrated arts, design and creativity.
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.
offered to students
Two pre-college academic programs for middle and high school students will be offered at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, at 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha
University Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20-24 and is available for students entering sixth through eighth grade. Classes, workshops and activities are featured along with several guest speakers who reinforce the academic areas of English and math.
College Bound will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 11-22 to students in grades nine through 12. In addition to reinforcing English and math, the program helps students become more familiar with the college experience.
Applications and complete information is available at tinyurl.com/j5gfu95. The application deadline is May 27.
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.'
UW-W paves path
for challenged students
The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha offers the Paving the Path project for economically disadvantaged adult students.
The program meets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. four Saturdays in July and provides a first taste of college with a two-credit humanities class taught by UW-Waukesha faculty.
There is no cost for the students. The Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County covers the tuition, books and meals.
After the course, the program offers advice for students who wish to continue their college education.
To learn more about the program, students should call Ellyn Lem at (262) 521-5478. A brochure and application can also be found at tinyurl.com/zd7gh2q.
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.
ProHealth Care offers
monthly Garden Talks
Community members are invited to participate in free monthly Garden Talks, offered by ProHealth Care and University of Wisconsin-Extension master gardeners.
The talks will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month in Waukesha Memorial's Lobby Rooms 1 and 2. Participants can register for individual classes or the entire series at ProHealthCare.org/Classes or (262) 928-2745.