Waukesha community briefs: May 8 issue

Published on: 5/5/2014

Literacy Council needs volunteer tutors

The Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha is seeking volunteers to tutor children and adults in reading, writing, math and English as a second language.

LCGW has two informational meetings scheduled: from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14. All informational sessions are held at the LCGW office at 217 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 16, Lower Level in Waukesha.

Those who cannot attend an informational meeting but would like to become a tutor can email Cathy at cathy@waukeshaliteracy.org, call LCGW at (262) 547-7323 or visit the agency website at www.waukeshaliteracy.org.

Literacy Council needs volunteer tutors

Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha (LCGW) is seeking volunteers to tutor children and adults in reading, writing, math and English as a second language. LCGW has these following hour-long informational meetings scheduled:

· Thursday, May 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

· Wednesday, May 14, 1-2 p.m.

All informational sessions are held at the LCGW office at 217 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 16, Lower Level in Waukesha.

If you cannot attend an informational meeting and would like to become a tutor, email Cathy at cathy@waukeshaliteracy.org, call LCGW at (262) 547-7323 or visit the agency website at www.waukeshaliteracy.org.

Parents United presents drug awareness workshop

Parents United will present a free workshop for families, professionals and community members called "Drug Awareness" from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Country Springs Hotel & Conference Center Ballroom in Pewaukee.

Topics to be discussed include identification of drugs and the effects; overdose statistics; identifying drug uses; statistics regarding drug activity; drug related crimes, prevention, resources; and cell phone behavior/terminology.

Guest speaker is Detective Shawn Diedrich of the Muskego Police Department.

Please email ediescott1950@zoho.com if interested in attending.

Garden space available through UW-Extension

The Waukesha County UW-Extension Community Garden Program still has a few 20-foot by 20-foot garden plots available to rent.

The cost is $40. This covers the cost of plowing and water that is provided throughout the growing season. You must be a Waukesha County Resident to rent a plot.

The gardens are located in Waukesha on Northview Road just east of Grandview Road and just west of the Huber Jail Facility.

Garden Plots will open approximately Saturday, May 17, weather permitting.

For more information, contact Christa at Waukesha County UW-Extension 548-7775 or cthao@waukeshacounty.gov.

WCTC to offer community firearms training

Community firearms training will be held Waukesha County Technical College.

Classes on how to choose a personal defense handgun will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays, May 17 and June 7. Topics covered include purpose of firearm, selection considerations, weapon handling session and carry considerations. Cost is $10.11 for May 17 and $10.79 for June 7.

Classes on basic handgun safety and shooting fundamentals are 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, June 11 and 18. Topics covered are firearms safety, loading and unloading, shooting fundamentals, dry fire and live fire exercises. Cost is $17.09.

Course fee for both classes for persons 62 and older is 44.

Register at www.wctc.edu/cjtraiining. go to "Community Firearms."

Rollo's artwork on display at WCT

The Waukesha Civic Theatre will display the work of Deborah Rollo through May 19 in the Waukesha State Bank Art Gallery.

The woodlands, streams and fields encircling her Waukesha home of nearly 50 years are a constant inspiration for paintings, not just for their beauty, but because a continual threat of destruction makes this land even more precious.

Painting for more than 30 years, Rollo's art education included studies at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Palette & Chisel Academy in Chicago, SAS in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the Peninsula School of Art, focusing on classical figurative and color theory studies.

The Waukesha State Bank Art Gallery is located in the Margaret Brate Bryant Civic Theatre building, 264 W. Main St. downtown Waukesha. The Waukesha Civic Theatre Box Office and Art Gallery are open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and will be open two hours prior to weekend performances of "Noises Off" and Comedy Tonight's Fish Sticks.

For performance times and ticket information call (262) 547-0708 or visit us at www.waukeshacivictheatre.org.

Waukesha Art Fest seeks artists

Applications from fine artists and fine crafters are now being accepted for the 25th annual juried Waukesha Art Fest, which will held rain or shine Sept. 6 in downtown Waukesha.

Application, eligibility and installation requirements are available online at www.waukeshaartfest. Those with questions can email laurafesser@yahoo.com or call (262) 542-1522

The application deadline is May 31.

Literacy Council plans 22nd annual spelling bee

The Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha will present its 22nd Annual Corporate Spelling Bee on Thursday, June 5, begin at 5 p.m. at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha.

The event, LCGW's largest fundraiser of the year, is known for its amusing themes. This year's theme is "Night of the Spelling Dead."

'We expect to see some exciting costumes from some of our teams," said LCGW Board President Sarah Stehly.

Businesses and organizations are encouraged to sponsor an employee team, or a non-profit organization that might want to spell. Teams vie for the title of Best Corporate Speller in Waukesha County, which is currently held by MetalTek.

The public is invited to attend the spelling bee and watch these businesses square off against one another. The $30 ticket includes a buffet dinner, entrance to the spelling bee and the opportunity to compete for prizes during a written spelling contest. Raffle tickets will also be sold for prizes.

WCT gets ready for 'Annie Jr.'

Registration is open for students ages 6 to 18 who would like to be part of Waukesha Civic Theatre's ACT Productions presentation of "Annie, Jr."

ACT Productions gives students the chance to experience an entire rehearsal process while providing classroom opportunities to learn about various aspects of the theater.

"Annie Jr." is a student production that brings to life one of the world's most beloved musicals of all time.

Rehearsals will begin in June with performances Aug.1-3. For more detailed rehearsal information, contact the theater. Tuition for "Annie Jr." is $95. Register before May 16 to get a $15 Early Bird Discount.

Payment may be processed by mail, phone, email, fax, or in person using cash, check, or credit card (credit card only for phone, fax, and email sales).

For more information, visit www.waukeshacivictheatre.org.

Waukesha Civic Theatre auditions for 'The Sound of Music'

Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre's production of "The Sound of Music" will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14; 6:30 to 10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, June 16 and 17. Callbacks, if needed, will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19.

No appointment is necessary. Auditions will be held at the Waukesha Civic Theatre Building, 264 W. Main St., Waukesha. Those auditioning should prepare 32 bars of music and provide sheet music in their key for the accompanist. Unaccompanied auditions are discouraged. John Cramer is directing. Rehearsals will start in early-to-mid July. If you will not arrive at auditions until 90 minutes after they start, or later, contact the theater.

All roles are open. There are four or more roles for men age 20-60. There are seven or more roles for women age 20-60. There are three roles for boys age 7 to 19. There are five roles for girls age 5 to 19.

"The Sound of Music" will run Sept. 12-28 at WCT. For more information, call (262) 547-4911 or visit our web site at www.waukeshacivictheatre.org.

Golf tourney benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Pyramax Bank Four-Ball Golf Challenge to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will be Monday, July 21, at Hidden Glen Golf Club in Cedarburg.

Morning volunteering begins at 5:30 a.m. Volunteering continues throughout the day and into the evening reception which ends at approximately 8 p.m. Registration and breakfast opens at 6:30 a.m. Golf begins at 8 a.m. The event will conclude at 8 p.m.

Participation includes golf, riding cart, breakfast, lunch, cocktails, on-course contests, raffles, post-golf reception and dinner, live and silent auctions, cocktails and awards presentation.

To partcipate contact Lola Wells at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 20875 Crossroads Circle, Suite 350, Waukesha, at (262) 798-2060, or by email at LWells@cff.org. Numerous participation levels are available, including many sponsorship options. The golf twosome package is all-inclusive and costs $900.

Queensrÿche, Wingers to headline county fair

The Seattle quintet, Queensrÿche and pop rockers Wingers will headline the Waukesha County Fair on July 19.

Queensrÿche has sold over 20 million albums sold globally and 6 million in the U.S. alone. The group has toured with groups such as Metallica to Black Sabbath.

Winger formed in 1986 in New York City. In 1990, they were nominated for Best New Heavy Metal Band. Popular classic singles include "Can't Get Enuff," which reached No. 6 on the Mainstream Rock charts.

MainstageMain Stage acts are free with paid admission to the fair. Special up-front seating is also available with VIP and Elite tickets available at www.WaukeshaCountyFair.com.

July 16-20, 2014 marks the 172nd anniversary of the Waukesha County Fair, the oldest fair in Wisconsin.

Literacy Council offers tutoring for children

Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha (LCGW) provides tutors for children and adults in reading, writing, math and English as a second language.

LCGW also provides tutoring in the summer. To set up tutoring for your child, contact LCGW at (262) 547-7323 or visit the agency Website at www.waukeshaliteracy.org.