Waukesha South alumni
celebrate 30th reunion
Waukesha South, class of 1986, is planning a 30th reunion Friday and Saturday, June 24-25. Friday festivities feature an all-you-can-eat fish fry and brats at The Best Place, 901 W. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee. Tickets are $55, or $75 after June 10.
Join former classmates on Saturday at Bosco's Social Club, 260 W. Main St., Waukesha.
Make checks payable to Waukesha South Class of 1986, Attn: Gina Dauffenbach Proctor, 2326 Misty Lane, Waukesha, WI 53186.
Waukesha animal shelter
battles cat overpopulation
HAWS looks to continue an adoption trend at the annual Kitten Shower from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the shelter, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha.
Adoption specials, vendors, raffle prizes, silent auction, cake and lots of kittens are featured at this free event.
June is the beginning of 'kitten season' at the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County (HAWS), when the shelter is flooded with young, homeless kittens and adult cats.
In 2015, the number of outdoor stray cats coming to HAWS was 799. That's a drop of 41.8 percent since 2004 when HAWS began Project Guardian, a free program that provides spays and neuters for outdoor cats.
Along with the decreased number of homeless strays, cat and kitten adoptions were up in 2015 with 1,289 felines finding homes.
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.'
Annual golf outing
The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha Foundation will host its 14th annual golf outing starting at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 27, at The Legend at Merrill Hills.
The golf outing honors Philip Zweifel, associate dean of the campus from 1995-2011. There are various levels of sponsorship available for both individuals and businesses to showcase their support for the UW-Waukesha Foundation and the campus.
The deadline for early-bird registration ends on June 1. Registration includes lunch and dinner, along with a raffle and a silent and live auction. Nongolfers are invited to register for the dinner.
For more information, contact the UW-Waukesha Foundation at (262) 446-3328 or WAKFoundation@uwc.edu.
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.
part of fair
Log rolling, chainsaw carving, axe throwing and woodchips flying — that's what you can look forward to seeing in the Timberwork's Lumberjack Show from July 20-24 at the 2016 Waukesha County Fair.
This event is free with paid fair admission.
The Timberwork's Lumberjack Show has featured a unique blend of logging history, friendly competition and comedy for over 25 years. The action-packed performance showcases lumberjacks competing in crosscut sawing, speed climbing, chopping, hot sawing, speed carving and other contests.
Headliners announced for
annual Waukesha BluesFest
The Waukesha Rotary Club has announced the headliners for the 10th anniversary of Waukesha BluesFest. The entertainment at this year's festival runs from coast to coast, featuring New York City blues guitarist Popa Chubby on Friday, Aug. 12, and San Francisco R&B standouts Lydia Pense and Cold Blood on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Waukesha BluesFest is held at Naga-Waukee Park, Highway 83, a half mile north of Interstate 94, Delafield. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday with the music running from 1 to 10:30 p.m.
Tickets are available online at www.waukeshabluesfest.com.
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.