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Jan. 13, 2014

Kids' Choice book award votes being solicited

Kids can offer their opinion about what book is best by voting in the Waukesha County Federated Library System Kids' Choice Award program.

Nominations were submitted by students in fourth through sixth grade. The final list of 15 titles was chosen by a committee that strives to balance the list with books that are well-written, appropriate for students of varying ages and reading abilities and, most importantly, loved by kids.

Cast your vote at

Sunset Playhouse presents fun cowboy tale

Sunset Playhouse will perform "Cowboy Camp" at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd.

This is a fun tale about a young cowboy trying to prove himself at camp.

The show is free, presented by the Friends of the Elm Grove Library.

Learn about retirement planning at free seminar

Ameriprise Financial Services, 16650 W. Bluemound Road, will host a seminar to explain the essential building blocks of a financial plan for retirement from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21.

The free seminar will cover the basic principles of retirement planning and how to move forward with both focus and confidence.

To reserve a spot, call (262) 785-1010 or email

Church hosts program on aging, health care issues

Brookfield Congregational Church, 16350 Gebhardt Road, will host an informative discussion about aging and healthcare issues at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 21.

Registered nurse Bob Griesemer, owner of Prestige Health Care Services, will give a short presentation and then answer questions.

A hot lunch will be served for a cost of $10.

The public is welcome.

To reserve a spot, call (262) 786-4155.

Sunset Playhouse presents 'Murder on the Nile'

Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road, will present "Murder on the Nile" at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 to 25, Jan. 29 to 31, Feb. 1, and Feb. 5 to 8; as well as 4 p.m. Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, and 2 p.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 9.

Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for senior citizens, students and military personnel. Tickets for groups of 15 or more cost $16 each. Discounted tickets are available for $10 on Value Nights, Jan. 23 and 29.

For information, visit or call (262) 782-4430.

Help build a Lego Village at Elm Grove library

Come help build Lego Village at the Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd., from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27.

Local architect John Peine will bring Legos for some hands-on experience with architecture, design and city planning.

Participants will create their own building for the library village and see the whole village come together. This is a drop-in event — come anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. to take part.

This is recommended for kids age 5 and older.

Registration is not required.

Singer/songwriter performances feature rising stars

Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road, will present Singer/Songwriter at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28.

The performances will feature Allison Aprahamian and Taylor Kass, a duo known as the The Steel Strings. Aprahamian and Kass are students at Brookfield Academy who have performed at festivals, in coffeehouses and at their school.

Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for senior citizens, students and military personnel.

For information, visit or call (262) 782-4430.

Society holds annual fundraising gala

The Elmbrook Humane Society will hold its seventh annual Wine & Whiskers fundraising gala from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 15 at Westmoor Country Club, 400 S. Moorland Road.

This year's event will be "An Evening in Paris" with wine tasting, appetizers, music, entertainment, raffles and live and silent auctions. All proceeds will benefit the animals at the Elmbrook Humane Society.

To purchase tickets, call (262) 782-9261.

For information or to support this event through sponsorship or donations, email

Woman's Club seeks entries for art contest

The Elm Grove Woman's Club annual art competition entries are due March 18.

High school students living in or attending school in the Elmbrook School District may compete in one of two categories. The Senior Competition will award two $1,000 scholarships to the top two artists. Although not required to major or minor in art, the students must enroll in an accredited college, university, technical or art school to receive the scholarships. The Underclassman Competition will award one $250 art grant to a student in grades nine to 11.

Students must submit three pieces of original artwork in any media from 5 to 7 p.m. March 18 at the clubhouse, 13885 Watertown Plank Road. A panel of judges will critique and rank the artwork March 19. An art show and reception will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. March 20.

For information, call (262) 784-1775 or (262) 782-1749.

Center provides free ancestry research help

The Family History Center, 755 N. Woelfel Road, will provide free ancestry research assistance from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For information, call (262) 641-7408.

Submit announcements to or NOW Newspapers, 1741 Dolphin Drive, Ste. A, Waukesha, WI 53186, at least two weeks prior to the event date.


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