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Nov. 26, 2012

Friends of library to host used book sale

The Friends of the Brookfield Library will hold the annual Winter Tales and Treats Used Book Sale at the library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1.

The Friends are accepting donations of books, DVDs and CDs. Sale items may be dropped off at the library circulation desk.

Historical society offers Nordic Christmas at the Inn

The Elmbrook Historical Society will hold Nordic Christmas at the Inn from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 and noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum, 1075 Pilgrim Parkway.

Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the 1840s inn decorated for Christmas and learn about holiday traditions from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Mrs. Brown's soup and corn muffins will be available to sample. Participants also will be able to make a holiday craft, enjoy holiday music, shop a bake sale and bid on silent auction baskets.

Admission costs $5 for adults and $2 for children 6 to 12; children 5 and younger get in free.

For information, visit

City of Brookfield to host Winter Holiday Market

The city of Brookfield will host a Winter Holiday Market at the Civic Plaza next to City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Road, from 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 1.

There will be food, singing, and arts and crafts.

Community United hosts fundraising cookie walk Dec. 1

The women of Community United Methodist Church of Elm Grove will host a cookie walk from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 1 at the church, 14700 Watertown Plank Road.

Homemade cookies, candies and breads will be available.

All proceeds will go to local mission projects.

Humane society holds variety of activities

The Elmbrook Humane Society, 20950 Enterprise Ave., will open its lure course from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 2.

For information, call (262) 782-9261.

To receive lure course update emails, send a message to asking to be added to the mailing list.

Pets can have their photo taken with Santa from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Elmbrook Humane Society and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 15 and Dec. 16 at PetSmart, 585 Main St.

St. John Vianney to host Red Cross blood drive

St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 1755 N. Calhoun Road, will host a Red Cross blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

For information, visit or call (800) 733-2767.

Experience art-making as prayer during workshop

The Notre Dame of Elm Grove Maria Conference Center, 13105 Watertown Plank Road, will host Art-Making as Sacred Presence from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. Dec. 8 and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12.

The program is open to the public and offers participants the opportunity to experience art-making as prayer, as a visual means of connecting with universal energy in body, mind and spirit.

The cost is $7.

For information, call (262) 787-1015 or email

Police Department offers firearms training course

The Elm Grove Police Department will offer a training course that will satisfy the legal requirements to apply for a concealed-carry weapon license in Wisconsin from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at Village Hall, 13600 Juneau Blvd.

This course will be presented by certified firearms instructors from the department. No firearms or ammunition, except those brought by the instructors, will be permitted in class. This course does not involve live firing of weapons. A presentation and handout materials will be provided.

Each student will be required to demonstrate the safe unloading techniques for a pistol or revolver. Students also will be required to score at least 80 percent on a multiple-choice exam with 25 questions.

The course fee is $75; payment is due with the application.

To obtain a license after successful completion of the course, an applicant must be 21 or older and a Wisconsin resident, not prohibited from possessing a firearm under state or federal law, not ordered as a condition of bail or release in a criminal case from possessing a dangerous weapon and provide proof of firearms training.

To download an application, visit

Gallery to feature artwork of five Wisconsin artists

The Dooryard Gallery, 890 Elm Grove Road, will present the "Out of the Woods" art exhibit through Jan. 12.

The exhibit features a variety of woodcraft by five Wisconsin artists.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and by appointment.

For information, call (272) 780-8778 or visit

Submit announcements of activities open to the public to, or by mail to NOW Newspapers, 1741 Dolphin Drive, Suite A, Waukesha WI 53186, at least 14 days in advance of the event.


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