Farmers Market opens for season
New Berlin - The New Berlin Farmers Market started May 5.
It will continue every Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., through the end of October at 16300 W. National Ave., in the police station parking lot.
Engineering Fair window to youthful ideas
Muskego - The Sixth Annual Project Lead the Way Engineering Fair will be held at Muskego High School, S8750 Racine Ave., on May 10.
Projects are on display from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and again from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Student teams will share their ideas for how civil engineering and architecture can be used to solve Muskego's social problems. Students also will share research and development ideas on a variety of problems.
The fair will have a table top presentation format that allows for a free sharing of ideas between the engineering students and the audience.
For information, contact Karen Lindholm-Rynkiewicz via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hanging basket, plant sale Saturday
New Berlin - The New Berlin Junior Woman's Club will hold a Hanging Basket Sale from 9 a.m. to noon, or until supplies last, May 12 in the North Shore Bank parking lot, 15505 W. National Ave.
The sale will feature not only hanging baskets but patio planters, potted geraniums, dahlias and hydrangeas.
The club will also have information on its efforts to raise money for a splashpad in Malone Park. The Girl Scouts of Ronald Reagan School will sell baked goods and lemonade, with the proceeds going toward the splashpad.
All proceeds are donated back to the New Berlin community through the New Berlin Junior Woman's Club.
For details, go online to/www.newberlinjuniors.org/plantsale.html.
Bartolotta chefs to give cooking demos
Muskego - Kitchens and Baths by Callen has one more three cooking demonstration featuring Bartolotta Group chefs at its Muskego showroom, W13131 Janesville Road.
On May 12, Nicholas Wirth, chef de cuisine, Bacchus-A Bartolotta Restaurant, will present spring salad selections from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
It includes three-courses and an opportunity to sample each dish, plus door prizes, including Bartolotta Group certificates.
The cost is $25, or $40 for two people per demonstration. Half will be donated to the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin.
Space is limited and reservations are required by calling (414) 529-5509 or email@example.com.
Library plans program on understanding Medicare
Muskego - The Muskego Public Library,W16663 Janesville Road, will host a free program titled "Understanding Medicare and Maximizing Your Benefits" at 10 a.m. May 16.
Debbie Bisswurm, Waukesha County outreach specialist for Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, will provide an overview of Medicare, Medicare supplemental insurance and Medicare-related programs and explain how they all fit together.
She will also explain how to use and understand the Medicare Planfinder comparison tool and what to consider when choosing a plan. Handouts will be provided.
A donation of a non-perishable food item for the Muskego food pantry would be welcomed.
Friends to throw wine tasting benefit
Muskego - The Friends of Muskego Public Library will host its Ninth Annual Wine Tasting Event to benefit the library from 7 to 10 p.m. May 19.
Fine wines representing vineyards from around the world will headline the event, which includes a tasting buffet provided by area restaurateurs. Musical entertainment in every room will add to the ambience along with blooming flower baskets which will be available for purchase.
Themed gift baskets will be raffled off with tickets $1 each or six for $5. Winners must be present for the 9:30 p.m. drawing.
Tickets for the Wine Tasting are $30 and are available at the library, W16663 Janesville Road, or via the library's website atwww.ci.muskego.wi.us/library and follow the links or go directly to www.localwineevents.com (to purchase with a credit card) or at Tomczak Chiropractic Office.
For more information, call (262) 971-2101.
Career/Job Fair to bring employers students together
New Berlin - A two-part Career/Job Fair, addressing both students and the community at large, will be held May 23 at New Berlin West Middle/High School field house, 18695 W. Cleveland Ave.
The school district is still encouraging local businesses to participate in the district's first job-related fair, in which employers will be able to meet students and discuss possible employment opportunities related to their business or industry.
All juniors and seniors will participate in the career fair portion of the event from 8 to 11:30 a.m.
The morning Career Fair session will be followed by a ticketed luncheon with Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
The afternoon job fair will be specifically for potential employers to talk with interested candidates. The job fair for students will be from 1 to 3 p.m. and the job fair for the community will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Interested businesses may contact Tim Kujawa atTim.Kujawa@nbexcellence.org or call (262) 789-6338. For more details and to register, visit nbexcellence.org/community/careerjobfair.cfm.
Muskego library offers various school year programs
Muskego - The Muskego Public Library has new stuff and variations on the old standby, book groups and reading programs.
Information and registration for the following programs can be obtained at the library, W16663 Janesville Road, or by calling the reference desk at (262) 971-2101.
Each session of Story Art, at 10 a.m. Thursdays, will include stories and an art project. Registration is required.
The library also offers No School Today! Programs, ideas for what to do when Muskego schools are not in session.
Steampunk Book Group - focused on the genres of fantasy, science fiction and new steampunk - is for students in grades 8 to 12. The meetings, from 7 to 8 p.m., is the first Tuesdays of the month through May. This high school group has been popular for 19 years.
Ravenous Readers, for students in, entering or completing grades 6 to 8, meets from 7 to 8 p.m. on the second Tuesdays of the month October to May.
Books for Steampunk and Ravenous Readers have been purchased by the Friends of the Library. Registration is limited for both groups.
Flea Market, arts, crafts at church sale
New Berlin - A Flea Market, Art and Craft Sale with multiple vendors will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2 at Forest Park Presbyterian Church, 2300 S. Sunnyslope Road.
One vendor will feature a large assortment of tools with fishing equipment.
The church will provide rummage items, plus a food and bake sale to assist the Hope Center of Waukesha.
Learning Academy to be offered again
Muskego - The Muskego-Norway School District will again provide learner support during summer through its Extended Learning Academy slated for July 9-27.
These three weeks of learning opportunities will be held from 8 to 11:20 a.m. weekdays at Mill Valley Elementary School, S6445 Hillendale Drive.
Additional information is available at each school. The courses will include Reader's Workshop, Writer's Workshop, Math Workshop, Exploring with Wood and Paper, Computer Camp, Lego Mindstorms and Looking Good in Print.
Muskego Class of '87 holding its 25-year reunion
Muskego - The Muskego High School Class of 1987 will hold its 25-year class reunion on Aug. 4, at Matty's Bar and Grille (Four Seasons Room), 14460 W. College Ave., New Berlin.
The cost is $25 per person (pay at the door). Appetizers and music are from 8 to 11 p.m.
Class of 1987's own Doug Boduch and his band, The Acoustix, will provide the music.
Reservations should be made by July 20 with Terri Drenzek Boyer, (262) 679-3889 or TerriBoyer@wi.rr.com.
Story time, youth group signups at library
Muskego - Story time signups have begun at the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road.
Lap-sitters Story Time, for children ages 2 and 3 with an adult, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Preschool Pals for children ages 4 to 6 will be at 1 p.m. Wednesdays.
For information, call the reference desk at (262) 971-2101.
Dementia caregivers support group to start
New Berlin - A new caregiver support group sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the New Berlin Public Library, 15105 Library Lane.
A group will provide an open forum for caregivers or family members to voice concerns and ask questions about Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
In addition to the emotional, educational and social support provided, the meetings also will allow participants to develop problem-solving skills.
The support group also is open to all family members and there is no cost to attend.
For information, contact the support group facilitator, Audrey Mecham, at (262) 679-1180.
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