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Movers for Mutts donation drive runs through Oct. 21

Every year, Two Men and a Truck holds a donation drive in the fall, and Movers for Mutts is this year’s drive, running Sept.19 to Oct. 21.

The Movers for Mutts campaign will deliver donation boxes to pet-friendly places of business, and collect items to benefits dogs in need. The campaign will benefit HAWS of Waukesha County.

The drive is seeking items such as baby food (meat varieties), soft dog treats, canned/dry dog food, canned/dry puppy food, limited slip/martingale collars, Kong toys, pill pockets, kitten feeding bottles and heating pads (without automatic shut-off).

Donation drop-off sites across Waukesha County include: Animal World Adventures, End of the Leash, Hooves and Paws Pet and Equine Supply, Petilicious Pet Spa and Dog Bakery, Pet Supplies Plus, The Doggy Bag and more being added daily.

For more information, visit twomenandatruck.com/locations/wi/waukesha/community.

Aurora offers free skin cancer screenings

Free skin screening will offered at the Aurora Health Center, W231 N1440 Corporate Court, Suite 305, Waukesha, 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.

First Waukesha Oktoberfest this weekend

The first Waukesha Oktoberfest will take place in Frame Park on Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24, as announced by the City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department (WPRF). The event is planned to be held annually.

Waukesha Oktoberfest will be a free event, open to the public, and will include German music, entertainment, activities, food and beverages. City of Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly will be in charge of cooking the bratwurst during the event. Festivities will also include the “Wurst Beer Biathlon,” concessions of food, and Sprecher Brewing Company beers and sodas. A portion of event proceeds will benefit local community organizations.

Waukesha Oktoberfest will take place in Frame Park in the area of the Formal Gardens. The event will open Friday with the “tapping of the firkin” at 5 p.m. hosted by Sprecher Brewing Company and Mayor Reilly. Blaskapelle Milwaukee will entertain Oktoberfest-goers until 9 p.m., and contests of hammerschlagen, masskrugstemmen and cornhole will be offered.

The “Wurst Beer Biathlon” 5K, in cooperation with Silver Circle Sports, will start — the race is a timed 5K race with participants eating a bratwurst during the race. Register at www.silvercirclesportsevents.com/wurst-beer-biathlon. Nonprofit organizations partnering for concession sales at Waukesha Oktoberfest include: City of Waukesha Friends of the Parks, Waukesha Citizens Police Academy Association, Waukesha Kiwanis Early Risers and Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club. The carry-in of alcoholic beverages is not allowed and will be strictly enforced.

For more information about the race and other WPRF activities, call WPRF at 262-524-3737 or visit www.waukesha-wi.gov/427/Parks-Recreation-Forestry.

Entries sought for county art contest

Entries are due Sept. 23 for the 50th annual Waukesha Country Courthouse Purchase Award Show.

The show is seeking entries from local artists for the show, which will run from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31.

Co-sponsored by the Waukesha County Courthouse and the Waukesha Creative Arts League, the show’s purpose is to showcase Waukesha County artists. The contest is open to any Waukesha County amateur artist, 18 years and older, each of whom may submit up to two works of their original two or three-dimensional art.

The winner of the contest will be awarded $350. The artist’s winning piece will also become part of the permanent exhibit at the courthouse. Second, third place and honorable mention will also receive cash awards.

Entry forms can be found at Waukesha County libraries. Entries with payment of $25 ($20 for members) should be mailed showing a postmark no later than Sept. 23. Art should be dropped off from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 28.

For more information, call Margaret Schumann at 262-385-5320.

Run a race, eat a brat for the Wurst Run in Waukesha

Registration is open for the Wurst Beer Biathlon, held during the first Waukesha Oktoberfest at 10 a.m. Saturday. Sept. 24, in Frame Park.

Runners and walkers in this timed 5K will make one lap around the Fox River, indulge in a brat and make the final lap where they will be greeted by the oompa-pa of the Erik Von Klaussen band in the beer tent.

Register for the Wurst Beer Biathlon at www.waukesha-wi.gov/1529/Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest is free and open to the public, and will include German music, entertainment, activities, food and beverages.

For more information about the race and other City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department activities, call at 262-524-3737 or visit www.waukesha-wi.gov/427/Parks-Recreation-Forestry.

UW-W to host free Debate Watch 2016

The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha’s Political Science Department will host a Debate Watch 2016 at the UW-Waukesha campus, 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha.

Students and community members are welcome to watch the debates and participate in a discussion and evaluation afterward.

The Debate Watch dates include: First presidential debate, Monday, Sept. 26; vice presidential debate, Tuesday, Oct. 4; second presidential debate, Sunday, Oct. 9; third presidential debate, Wednesday, Oct. 19.

All of the debates air from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in room C101, located in the Commons area (use main campus entrance). Free parking is available in the campus lot.

For more information or directions to the campus, visit waukesha.uwc.edu.

Grief support groups starting in September

Stillwaters Cancer Support Center will offer two eight-week “Hope, Healing & Growth” grief support workshops for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one due to cancer.

The morning session will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Thursdays beginning Sept. 22, and the evening session will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 26. The workshops will be held at Stillwaters, 2607 N. Grandview Blvd, Suite 108, Waukesha.

For more information or to register, call 262-548-9148 ext. 109, or email meimon@stillwaterscenter.org.

ProHealth Care offers free workshop on chronic conditions

ProHealth Care will offer a free, six-part workshop called “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” Mondays from Sept. 26 to Oct. 31.

Each session will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at ProHealth Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin, 1625 Coldwater Creek Drive, Waukesha.

The workshop is for adults with an ongoing health condition, such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety or other chronic condition.

Participants will learn practical ways to manage pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices and find out how to talk with doctors and family members about their health.

Register at ProHealthCare.org/Classes or by calling 262-928-2745.

Republican Party Family Fun Day planned

The Republican Party of Waukesha County will hold a Family Fun Day/ Brat Fry at the Waukesha Victory Center, 1701 Pearl St. and Highway 164, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 1.

The event will include a bounce house, dunk tank (”dunkees” include County Executive Paul Farrow and State Representative Joel Kleefish), face painting, poster design Area, balloons, along with brats, hotdogs, chips and soft drinks.

Master of Ceremonies will be State Representative Janel Brandtjen (Menomonee Falls).

Featured speakers include Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner, along with State Senator Leah Vukmir.

Invited to attend the event are Scott Walker, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, along with all the representatives and senators from Waukesha County, and a representative from the Donald Trump Campaign for President.

Writers workshop to host author Callanan

AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop will welcome guest lecturer Liam Callanan with his workshop, Open Up: How to Start in the Strongest Way Possible, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at 234 Brook St., Unit 2, in downtown Waukesha.

Callanan is the author of “The Cloud Atlas,” “All Saints,” and “Listen.” He serves in the English department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and was previously the department chair, as well as coordinator of its Ph.D. program in creative writing.

This event costs $95, which includes a lunch catered by Waukesha’s Cafe De Art.

AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop offers on-site and online writing courses in all genres and abilities of creative writing, as well as coaching, editing and marketing services. A schedule of classes, with online registration, is available at www.allwritersworkshop.com or by calling 262-446-0284.

Waukesha Fall Art Crawl set for Oct. 1

Downtown Waukesha’s 93rd Fall Art Crawl will take place from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.

Presented by the West End Artist’s Association, the event features 175 plus artists in 20 venues. Art, gifts, food, hot and cold drinks and live music all provided by the participating galleries, boutiques, eateries and night spots located within walking distance in downtown.

The Fall Art Crawl is sponsored by Magellan’s on Main Street, 370 W. Main St.

For additional information, visit www.waukeshaart.com or the group’s Facebook page.

Pewaukee resident first woman to lead Jewish High Holy Days

Congregation Emanu-El (CEEW) of Waukesha has invited guests to worship with its members at High Holy Days services in October, led by Pewaukee resident Cantor Deborah Martin.

Rosh Hashanah services, celebrating the Jewish New Year (5777), will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 and at 10 a.m. Oct. 3. This is the first time in the congregation’s 77-year history that High Holy Days services will be led by a woman.

Yom Kippur (also known as Day of Atonement) services at CEEW will begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and 10 a.m. Oct. 12.

Children’s services will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 for Rosh Hashanah and 6 p.m.,Oct. 12 for Yom Kippur.

Non-CEEW members may reserve seats for the services by contacting Mary Schuman of Delafield at mschuman@prodigy.net. Seats for those who are not relatives of members are $180 per person, per holiday.

Jewish students from all colleges and area boarding schools are welcome to attend at no charge, but reservations are required.

For more information, contact Temple President Ann Meyers of Pewaukee at 262-547-7180.

Annual Run/Walk/Roll to Cure Paralysis set

The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation (BRPF) and Carroll University will host the seventh annual Run/Walk/Roll to Cure Paralysis on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016.

The event will start and finish at Carroll University Schneider Stadium, 240 N. Barstow St.

Proceeds from the event benefit BRPF, with the goal of finding a cure for paralysis through funding the latest in medical research, and to provide assistance to those that suffer from neurological disorders.

Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the race begins at 10 a.m. More information and online registration available at www.brpf.org.

Waukesha Choral Union season tickets available

Season tickets for Waukesha Choral Union’s 2016-17 season are available online (www.choralunion.org), through Waukesha State Bank locations and from choral union members.

Ticket prices for four concerts are $40 for adults ($15 per concert), $32 for seniors over 60 ($13 per concert), $20 for students ($8 per concert) and $10 for youth under 12 ($4 per concert).

The concert schedule includes:

Together As One, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 145 Lisbon Road, Oconomowoc.

Carols Old & New, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at St. Catherine of Alexandria, W359 N5848 Brown St., Oconomowoc.

A German Requiem, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Carroll University’s Shattuck Music Center, 218 N. East Ave., Waukesha.

Nights To Remember, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Carroll University’s Humphrey Chapel/Art Center, 238 N. East Ave., Waukesha.

Waukesha County announces awards

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow announced the winners of the 2016 Waukesha County Executive Awards, which recognize businesses, nonprofits and individuals that contribute to the continued success of Waukesha County and its citizens.

This year’s winners are: Addiction Resource Council, Inc., 2016 Large Non-Profit of the Year; Healing Hearts of Waukesha County, Inc., 2016 Small Non-Profit of the Year; First Business Bank, 2016 Business of the Year; Peter Sheild, DDS, 2016 Champion of the County.

The awards will be presented to winners during a luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Milwaukee Marriott West in Waukesha.

Registration for the luncheon and more information at www.waukeshacounty.gov/countyexecutiveawards.

Sheriff’s dept. 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. Nov. 16 at the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, 515 W. Moreland Blvd, Waukesha.

The class will be taught by department firearms instructors, and will be four and a half hours long, following the Wisconsin Department of Justice CCW curriculum. Topics covered include firearms safety, safe carry considerations, legal implications of carrying a concealed firearm and CCW licensing in Wisconsin.

Attendees who successfully complete the class may apply for a Wisconsin CCW permit.

Cost is $50. Space is limited. Registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 11.

To register for the class, contact Administrative Secretary Sally DuPont at 262-548-7126 or sdupont@waukeshacounty.gov.

County parks offer 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, and 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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