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Fairest of the Fair

applicants sought

Fairest of the Fair applications are due by July 1 for the 50th anniversary of the contest. The 2016 Fairest will be crowned on opening night of the Waukesha County Fair on July 20 in the Leinie Lodge.

Any Waukesha County resident that is at least 18 years of age on or before July 20 is encouraged to apply. Fairest applicants can be submitted via a form on the fair website, WaukeshaCountyFair.com.

The Fairest of the Fair is selected on the basis of personality, communication skills, school and community activities, professional appearance, and knowledge of and experience with the fair. The individual chosen will serve as the official host and spokesperson for the Waukesha County Fair with duties beginning immediately after being crowned.

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.

Free movie series

offered at Cutler Park

New this summer, the city of Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is offering offer Monday Night at the Movies at 8 p.m. through Aug. 15 at the Les Paul Performance Center in Cutler Park, 321 Wisconsin Ave.

The next movie is 'Grease,' on July 11. Subsequent movies and dates are: 'Snow White' July 18, 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' July 25, 'Aladdin' Aug. 1, 'Wizard of Oz' Aug. 8, and 'The Good Dinosaur' Aug. 15.

The public is encouraged to bring blankets and chairs; however, limited bench seating is available.

'It's going to be a summer full of activity in Cutler Park, and we're thrilled to add a summer series of family-friendly movies to the line-up,' said Joanna Adamicki, special events coordinator for WPRF. 'Every summer we're asked to run more movies in the park, and this year, I think we'll have something for everyone.'

For more information, call parks department at 262-524-3737 or visit www.waukesha-wi.gov/1521/Movies-in-the-Park

Parks department offers

free concert series

The Tribute Tuesday Concert series takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, through Sept. 13, in Cutler Park, 321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha.

The free concerts include the Kenny Rogers tribute featuring Dave Karl on July 12, the Elvis Presley tribute featuring Joseph Hall on Aug. 9 and the Journey tribute featuring Separate Ways on Sept. 13.

The Waukesha Civic Band free summer concert series also plays in Cutler Park. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 11.

Residents are asked

to donate blood

The BloodCenter of Wisconsin will hold Waukesha blood drives in the second half of July at three locations.

Donor sites will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Treiber Auditorium E, 725 American Ave.; from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 25, at Summit View Elementary School gym, 2100 Summit Ave.; and from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at St. William Catholic Church, Parish Hall, 440 N. Moreland Blvd.

Donors can schedule an appointment by calling 877-232-4376 or by visiting www.bcw.edu/appt. Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are welcome.

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.

Lumberjack show

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.

Family race event

comes to Waukesha

The Great Amazing Race, modeled after the popular TV show, will bring obstacles and challenges to participants on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Lowell Park, Waukesha.

Teams of two people, adults and kids, complete a 11/2-mile cross country course speckled with up to eight outdoor challenges. Clue cards provided at each station instructs teams to complete a task (obstacle, game, relay, etc.), before advancing to the next challenge station.

The top 25 teams qualify for the championship race and chance to win $1,200.

Tickets, available online at www.greatamazingrace.com, are priced at $48 per team. Participants may also sign up at the event for $60 per team.

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.

Actors of all ages

needed for local play

Open auditions for Waukesha Civic Theatre's production of 'For Purely Elfish Reasons' will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14; from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15; and from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 264 W. Main St., Waukesha.

No appointment is necessary. Prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song and be prepared to read from the script. Bring sheet music in your key for the accompanist.

Callbacks, if needed, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. 'Purely Elfish Reasons' will run Dec. 2-18. For more information, visit www.waukeshacivictheatre.org.

Sheriff's department offers

concealed carry class

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department's Firearms Training Unit will offer a concealed carry weapon (CCW) class at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the sheriff's department,t 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.

The class will be 41/2 hours long and will follow the Wisconsin Department of Justice CCW curriculum. Topics covered include firearms safety, aafe carry considerations, legal implications and CCW licensing in Wisconsin.

Attendees who successfully complete the class will meet the training requirement to apply for a Wisconsin CCW permit. Cost is $50.

Registration deadline is Friday Aug. 19, by contacting Sally DuPont at 262-548-7126 or sdupont@waukeshacounty.gov.

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.

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