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.

Residents are asked

to donate blood

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

Donor sites will be open from 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 Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are welcome.

County parks offers

info at Night Out

Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use and Land Resources staff will be at Waukesha's National Nigh Out from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in Frame Park, Waukesha.

Experts will be available to answer questions about recycling, home composting, rain gardens and rain barrels as well as give out informational fliers and brochures.

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, are priced at $48 per team. Participants may also sign up at the event for $60 per team.

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 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.

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

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

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, 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

Aurora offers free

skin cancer screenings

Free skin screening will offered at the Aurora Health Center, W231 N1440 Corporate Court, Suite 305, Waukesha, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, and from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.

Screenings will be provided by a board-certified dermatologist or physician assistant.

Registration is required by calling 262-896-6460.

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

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 or 262-928-2745.

Items collected at no fee include computers, printers, keyboards, laptops, scanners, DVD players, VCRs, stereos, cellphones, air conditioners and more.

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