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What's Happening: June 1 to June 8

06/03/09
Badgerland Water Ski Show

FREE Wednesdays water ski show.  Fun for the whole family.  Come watch beautiful chorus lines, fast paced barefoot waterskiing, ariel jump acts and pyramids built on the water.  Bring your own seating.  Show lasts about an hour and a half.. Frame Park, Waukesha; ; 414-640-6361; www.badgerland.org

06/04/09
Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Show

Enjoy an entertaining water ski show every Thursday complete with colorful costumes, music, and a live emcee announcing the acts. Free family fun at Lakefront Park, Downtown Pewaukee. Pewaukee Lake; 414-322-8713; www.pewaukee.waterski.org

06/05/09
Freeman Friday Night Live

Enjoy an evening of live music and extended shopping hours every Friday. Head to Historic Downtown Waukesha to listen to a variety of bands, shop the specialty stores and boutiques and enjoy the many eateries.. Historic Downtown Waukesha; 6:30pm- 8:30pm; 262-547-1060; www.downtownwaukesha.com

06/06/09
Sport Psychology Series:Endurance Events and Crashing the Pain

Join Dr. Peder Piering, Lakefront Wellness Center’s Sport Psychologist, to learn valuable skills for overcoming the numbing effects of pain in your athletic performance. Complimentary presentation. . 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, 1H; 9am - 10am; 262-695-8857; www.lakefrontwellness.com

06/06/09
Waukesha Farmers' Market

Eat Fresh, buy local with the Waukesha Farmers' Market on the banks of the Fox River every Saturday.. Fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and crafts available for purchase..Riverfront Plaza, Historic Downtown Waukesha; 7:00am- 12:00pm; 262-549-6154; www.downtownwaukesha.com

06/06/09
Trek 100

Proceeds from this great ride for a great cause, support critical pediatric cancer and related blood disorder research efforts.. Waukesha County Technical College; www.wisms.com

06/06/09
Destination H2O Show

Water bring tranquility to your home.. River's End Gallery, Historic Downtown Waukesha; 4pm-6pm; 262-896-8875; www.riversendgallery.com

Sun Safety Week, June 1-7

Cancer, Healthy Lifestyles, Prevention

Summer really will arrive some day and everyone will be spending more time outdoors and in the sun!  While this might be good for improving one's mood, it is not necessarily good for overall health.  Exposure to the sun is a significant risk factor for skin cancer and skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S.  More than one million Americans develop skin cancer every year and one person dies from the disease every hour.  One in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.

For some reason, people are not getting the message about skin cancer or taking steps to minimize their risk. The following numbers suggest that much more can be done in terms of sun protection.

  • More than one-third of the U.S. population reported a sunburn in the previous year.
  • Only 33% of adults reported usually applying sunscreen with only 7% using an SPF of 15 or higher.
  • 18% reported usually wearing some type of fully sun-protective clothing.
  • Only 33% usually sought shade.
  • Only 9% of high school students report routinely using sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher.
  • About 9% of teens aged 14-17 years used indoor tanning devices. 

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Will the Homestead sectional dominate the WIAA State Track meet? Probably, yes.

Germantownermantown and Homestead girls track, Menomonee Falls and Homestead boys track

The remarkable show that the performers in the Homestead track sectional put on last Friday to rave reviews is going on the road.

And no doubt, it will have legs.

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Class act and other thoughts

Brook Central, Brook Central boys track, Brook Central girls track, Brook East, Brook East boys track, Brook East girls soccer, GOLF, SOCCER, TENNIS, Tosa East, Tosa East girls track, Tosa West, Tosa West boys track, Tosa West girls soccer, Tosa West girls track, TRACK

Brookfield East senior C.J. Caliendo declined to play against his teammates - senior Mike Herrmann and junior Kyle Henning - in a playoff to advance to the state tournament on Monday and Tuesday.

Besides taking the top two teams from each sectional, three individuals from teams not making the next step also qualify. The top spot will filled by another golfer, so that left the three Spartans to play off.

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Theatrical Thursday next week! Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Our summer Theatrical Thursdays begin next week! On Thursday, June 11st at 6:00 pm, we will be screening Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

The movie is free and open to the public.

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Bike Security

Bike, Crime Prevention, Security, Theft, Wauwatosa Ordinance

Just a quick reminder since good biking weather has finally arrived, and that is to secure all bikes when they are not under the actual physical control of someone. By securing I mean locking with a chain or cable through the wheels and frame to a sturdy and secure object or bike rack, locking it in a shed or garage or bringing it into the house. It only takes a few seconds for someone to take your unlocked bike and you may never see it again.

Wauwatosa Ordinance 11.48.090 states that it is illegal to operate an unregisterd bike in the City of Wauwatosa and that it has to be licensed in Wauwatosa or by another jurisdiction.

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What's Happening: June 8 to June 15

06/10/09
Badgerland Water Ski Show

FREE water ski show.  Fun for the whole family.  Come watch beautiful chorus lines, fast-paced barefoot waterskiing, ariel jump acts and pyramids built on the water.  Bring your own seating.  Show lasts about an hour and a half.. Frame Park, Waukesha; ; 414-640-6361; www.badgerland.org

06/10/09
Waterfront Wednesday's Concert Series

Free concert series every Wednesday June- August on Pewaukee Lakefront Park Pavilion/Beach house.. Pewaukee Lakefront Park; 6:00-9:00 pm; 262-695-9735; www.positivelypewaukee.com

06/11/09
Jerry White Big Band

Big Band music sponsored by Hanna & Manfred Neumann. Cutler Park Waukesha; 8:00 -9:00 pm; 262-524-3737; www.ci.waukesha.wi.us

06/11/09
Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Show

Enjoy an entertaining water ski show complete with colorful costumes, music, and a live emcee announcing the acts. Free family fun at Lakefront Park, Downtown Pewaukee. Pewaukee Lake; ; 414-322-8713; www.pewaukee.waterski.org

06/12/09
Freeman Friday Night Live

Enjoy an evening of live music and extended shopping hours. Head to Historic Downtown Waukesha to listen to a variety of bands, shop the specialty stores and boutiques and enjoy the many eateries.. Historic Downtown Waukesha; 6:30pm- 8:30pm; 262-547-1060; www.downtownwaukesha.com

06/12/09
The Cemetery Club

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband's graves and reminisce. This must-see story unfolds from there! Waukesha Civic Theatre; 8:00pm; 262-547-0708; www.waukeshacivictheatre.org

06/12/09
Cinema in the Sand

A free family friendly movie will be shown on the beach area of Pewaukee Lake park.Pewaukee Lakefront Park; 8:45 pm; 262-695-9735; www.positivelypewaukee.com

06/12/09- 06/14/09
WI Hunter Jumper Horse Show

Waukesha County Expo Center; ; 262-896-8490; www.waukeshacountyexpo.com

06/13/09
Summer Saturday Society (Ages 3-5)

Discover the toys and recreation from Waukesha County’s ethnic groups by making take- home projects, exploring artifacts and exhibits, games, and special activities with your young historians!. Waukesha County Museum; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 262 521 2859; www.waukeshacountymuseum.org

06/13/09
Waukesha Farmers' Market

Eat Fresh, buy local with the Waukesha Farmers' Market on the banks of the Fox River. Fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and crafts available for purchase.. Riverfront Plaza, Historic Downtown Waukesha; 7:00am- 12:00pm; 262-549-6154; www.downtownwaukesha.com

06/13/09
Eagle Diamonds Home Opener AND "W" Counties Appreciation Day

Experience the joy of an old-fashioned game of base ball (yes, it was originally two words!) as Old World Wisconsin's 1870s vintage team, the Eagle Diamonds, faces off against the Milwaukee Cream City Club. Old World Wisconsin; 10am- 5pm; 262-594-6300; www.oldworldwisconsin.org

06/13/09
The Cemetery Club

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband's graves and reminisce. This must-see story unfolds from there! Waukesha Civic Theatre; 8:00pm; 262-547-0708; www.waukeshacivictheatre.org

06/13/09- 06/14/09
WI Corvette Club Rally

Waukesha County Expo Center; 262-896-8490; www.waukeshacountyexpo.com

06/13/09- 06/14/09
Maxwell Street Days Flea Market

Over 650 sellers offering a variety of goods. Field Park-Hwy 83 & NN-Mukwonago; 8am-5pm; 262-363-7758; www.mukwonagochamber.org

06/14/09
The Cemetery Club

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband's graves and reminisce. This must-see story unfolds from there! Waukesha Civic Theatre; 2:00pm; 262-547-0708; www.waukeshacivictheatre.org


Bye spring, hello summer...

Brook Central, Brook Central boys track, Brook Central girls track, Brook East, Brook East girls track, Brookfield, Brookfield Central baseball, East baseball, SOCCER, TENNIS, Tosa Eas girls track, Tosa East, Tosa East Baseball, Tosa East girls track, Tosa West, Tosa West baseball, Tosa West girls track, TRACK

This is it folks!  The softball, soccer and tennis team state tournaments are this week and the spring sport season is officially over.

Brookfield and Tosa have no softball teams at state once again (I never get to cover state softball). But Brookfield Central will be in the soccer tournament and the team tennis tournament.

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South Milwaukee Public Library News for June

"Be creataive @ your library" summer reading program starts on Monday, June 15th.  The Youth Room has a great program lined up for the summer.  The program runs through Saturday, July 25th.  Kids are able to turn in their sheets to get credit through Saturday, August 1st.  For the Thursday programs parents need to sign up their children.  You may register in person or call 768-8195, ext.3.

June programs:

Monday, June 15th Monday stories at 1:30; Tuesday, June 16th the Midwest Twisters Gykmnastics at 10:30 am; Wednesday, June 17th see the animals from the Racine Zoo at 1:30 pm and on Thursday, June 18th we have crafty Thursdays.  We will do a recycle craft program at 10:30 am.

Monday, June 22nd Monday stories at 1:30; Tuesday, June 23rd a day in the life of a clown with Annette Loper; and Thursday, June 25th we will have our crafty Thursdays and make jewelry at 10:30 am.  There is a $2 materials charge.
Be sure to pick up a schedule of programs at the library or check out the June calendar on our web site at www.southmilwaukee.org/library.

Going on vacation?  Take along a traveling teddy.  They are now available for travel.

Starting on Saturday, June20th the Youth Room will close at 12 noon.  All of the other library hours will remain the same.

Check out the library's collection of travel books. 

The Wauwatosa Crime Stoppers Need You

Crime Prevention, Crime Stoppers, Wauwatosa PD

The Wauwatosa Crime Stoppers need you! The Crime Stoppers is a volunteer board that serves to deter and prevent crime in the City of Wauwatosa. The board accomplishes this goal by advertising cash rewards for information leading to an arrest, fund raising so that there is cash to pay out when warranted and finally voting to approve pay out of reward money. The Crime Stoppers board meets for an hour on the first Tuesday of every month except December and has two major fund raisers, the extremely popular and successful Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast held every Mother's Day at Hart Park and our annual "Shredding Day" every September in which citizens can bring personal papers and such for proper destruction. This is an opportunity to meet people from the community as well as surrounding communities; get an inside look at your Police Department and make some connection and friendships within as well.In order to become a member of the Wauwatosa Crime Stoppers you only have to meet the following four criteria:
  1. Be a Wauwatosa resident or own a business, work for a business or own real estate in the City of Wauwatosa.
  2. Be at least 18 years of age.
  3. Be of good moral character.
  4. Submit to a brief background investigation
 To Take a closer look at the Wauwatosa Crime Stoppers please visit www.tosacrimestopers.com If you are interested in joining the Wauwatosa Crime Stoppers or just have any questions please contact Officer Don Semega, 414-471-8430 Ext 5114 or dsemega@wauwatosa.net

Men's Health Week - June 15-21

Healthy Lifestyles

It is a fact that more boy babies are born than girl babies.  It is also a fact that women outlive men by a little more than five years even though the gap has narrowed in recent years.  And what of the years in between?

72% of men over the age of 20 are overweight (this includes overweight and obese); 31% of men over the age of 20 have high blood pressure; and 24% of men smoke.  Could this possibly have something to do with men's shorter lifespan than women's?  The three leading causes of death for men are heart disease, cancer, and accidents.  It is readily apparent that these causes could be related to lifestyle factors.  While genetics cannot be totally discounted, lifestyle is the much larger determinant of one's longevity and health.

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WIAA state track schedule needs a major reworking

track

It wasn't so much the rain and the dramatically cooler temperatures that made the second day of the WIAA State Track Meet in La Crosse on June 6 a near fiasco.

But they didn't help.

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What's Happening: June 17 to June 22nd

06/17/09
Jazz in Cutler Park

Enjoy this free music concert in Cutler Park in Historic Downtown Waukesha.  Acts vary each week.. Cutler Park, Waukesha; 7:00pm- 9:00pm; ; www.jazzincutlerpark.org

06/17/09
Run to the Beach

Certified 5KRun/Walk benefiting Positively Pewaukee begins at 7:00 pm at Pewaukee Village Park. . Pewaukee Village Park; 7:00pm; 262-695-9735; www.positivelypewaukee.com

06/17/09
Badgerland Water Ski Show

FREE water ski show.  Fun for the whole family.  Come watch beautiful chorus lines, fast paced barefoot waterskiing, ariel jump acts and pyramids built on the water.  Bring your own seating.  Show lasts about an hour and a half.. Frame Park, Waukesha; ; 414-640-6361; www.badgerland.org

06/17/09
Waterfront Wednesday's Concert Series

Free concert series every Wednesday June- August on Pewaukee Lakefront Park Pavilion/Beach house.. Pewaukee Lakefront Park; 6:00-9:00 pm; 262-695-9735; www.positivelypewaukee.com

06/18/09
Comedy Tonight

WCT's Thursday night comedy series continues. Acts include local improv and stand-up comedians. . WCT; 8-9:30 pm; 262-547-0708; www.waukeshacivictheatre.org

06/18/09
Civic Band

Civic Band concert sponsored by Oak Hill Terrace. Cutler Park Waukesha; 8:00 - 9:00 pm; 262-524-3737; www.ci.waukesha.wi.us/

06/18/09
Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Show

Enjoy an entertaining water ski show complete with colorful costumes, music, and a live emcee announcing the acts. Free family fun at Lakefront Park, Downtown Pewaukee. Pewaukee Lake; ; 414-322-8713; www.pewaukee.waterski.org

06/19/09
The Cemetery Club

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband's graves and reminisce.Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life.  Lucille just wants to have fun, and Doris is priggish and judgmental.. Waukesha Civic Theatre; 8:00pm; 262-547-0708; www.waukeshacivictheatre.org

06/19/09
Freeman Friday Night Live

Enjoy an evening of live music and extended shopping hours. Head to Historic Downtown Waukesha to listen to a variety of bands, shop the specialty stores and boutiques and enjoy the many eateries.. Historic Downtown Waukesha; 6:30pm- 8:30pm; 262-547-1060; www.downtownwaukesha.com

06/19/09 - 06/21/09
Wings over Waukesha - a Salute to Veterans

This event will feature the B-17 Flying Fortress and a variety of other World War II aircraft, contemporary airplanes and helicopters, and will also have interactive displays to entertain both kids and adults.. Waukesha County Airport, 2525 Aviation Drive; 9 a.m. - 6p.m.; ; www.wingsoverwaukesha.org

06/19/09- 06/21/09
Rocco Memorial Gun Show

Waukesha County Expo Center; ; 262-896-8490; www.waukeshacountyexpo.com

06/20/09
Waukesha Farmers' Market

Eat Fresh, buy local with the Waukesha Farmers' Market on the banks of the Fox River. Fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and crafts available for purchase.. Riverfront Plaza, Historic Downtown Waukesha; 7:00am- 12:00pm; 262-549-6154; www.downtownwaukesha.com

06/20/09
Sport Psychology Series:  Essential Skills for Generating Energy

Join Dr. Peder Piering, Sport Psychologist, in his final complimentary presentation:  10 Essential Skills for Generating  Energy.. Across from Pewaukee Lakefront 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, 1H; 9am - 10am; 262-695-8857; www.lakefrontwellness.com

06/20/09
The Cemetery Club

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband's graves and reminisce.Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband's graves and reminisce.Then begins the fun!  Waukesha Civic Theatre; 4:00pm & 8:00pm; 262-547-0708; www.waukeshacivictheatre.org

06/20/09
Midsummer Magic

Stroll the grounds of the Crossroads Village, listening to live music on five different stages and sampling fine food and beverages from Wisconsin restaurants, wineries, breweries, and specialty stores.. Old World Wisconsin; 6pm- 9pm; 262-594-2922; www.oldworldwisconsin.org

06/20/09- 06/21/09
Summer Solstic Garden Tour 2009

The Waukesha Symphony League Garden Tour 2009 announces a high level schedule for touring private gardens in Delafield, 7 locations total!  Advanced tickets on sale at Steins Garden and Gifts in June.. various gardens in Waukesha County; 10am- 4pm; 262-547-1858; www.waukeshasymphonyorchestra.com

06/21/09
The Cemetery Club

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband's graves and reminisce.Then begins the fun! Waukesha Civic Theatre; 7:00pm; 262-547-0708; www.waukeshacivictheatre.org

06/21/09
Father's Day Outdoor Vintage Car and Model-T Show

Bring Dad to the Waukesha County Museum to enjoy the outdoor car show. Then come inside and let the whole family enjoy our 'Growing Seasons' exhibit along with our local history displays.Admission for Dads is only $1.. Waukesha County Museum; 10 a.m. to 4p.m.; 262-521-2859; www.waukeshacountymuseum.org
 

What's Happening: June 22 to June 29

06/23/09- 06/25/09
Fur Trading Fun Camp (Ages 6-12)

Campers will discover the people who have lived in Waukesha County from past to present through their toys, games, and celebrations. Campers will create take-home projects, explore artifacts and exhibits, play games, and take part in special activities.. Waukesha County Museum; 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; 262-521-2859; www.waukeshacountymuseum.org

06/24/09
Waterfront Wednesday's Concert Series

Free concert series every Wednesday June- August on Pewaukee Lakefront Park Pavilion/Beach house.. Pewaukee Lakefront Park ; 6:00-9:00 pm; 262-695-9735; www.positivelypewaukee.com

06/24/09
Jazz in Cutler Park

Enjoy this free music concert in Cutler Park in Historic Downtown Waukesha.  Acts vary each week.. Cutler Park, Waukesha; 7:00pm- 9:00pm; ; www.jazzincutlerpark.org

06/24/09
Badgerland Water Ski Show

FREE water ski show.  Fun for the whole family.  Come watch beautiful chorus lines, fast paced barefoot waterskiing, ariel jump acts and pyramids built on the water.  Bring your own seating.  Show lasts about an hour and a half.. Frame Park, Waukesha; ; 414-640-6361; www.badgerland.org

06/25/09
Civic Band

Civic Band concert sponsored by Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Cutler Park Waukesha  8:00 - 9:00 pm; 262-524-3737; www.ci.waukesha.wi.us

06/25/09
Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Show

Enjoy an entertaining water ski show complete with colorful costumes, music, and a live emcee announcing the acts. Free family fun at Lakefront Park, Downtown Pewaukee. Pewaukee Lake; ; 414-322-8713; www.pewaukee.waterski.org

06/26/09
Summer Pops Concert

This ideal outdoor location for a fourth-of-July favorites and festive fireworks.  Enjoy suites from Bernstein's West Side Story and Candide as well as Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel with Jillian Bruss, soloist.. Country Springs Hotel; 7:30pm; 262-547-1858; www.waukeshasymphony.org

06/26/09
The Cemetery Club

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband's graves and reminisce. Waukesha Civic Theatre; 8:00pm; 262-547-0708; www.waukeshacivictheatre.org

06/26/09
Raku Night at The Potter's Shop

Purchase a piece of pottery (prices range), glaze and watch this Japanese firing process. Watch for free!. The Potter's Shop, Historic Downtown Waukesha; 6:00pm; 262-547-1920; www.clayartguild.com

06/26/09
Freeman Friday Night Live

Enjoy an evening of live music and extended shopping hours. Head to Historic Downtown Waukesha to listen to a variety of bands, shop the specialty stores and boutiques and enjoy the many eateries.. Historic Downtown Waukesha; 6:30pm- 8:30pm; 262-547-1060; www.downtownwaukesha.com

06/26/09- 06/27/09
Kiwanis Pewaukee Beach Party

2 day event with live music, volleyball tournament, food & beverages, ski show and kid's activities. Pewaukee Lakefront; 6/26/09  5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; 6/27/09 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; 262-695-1492; www.pewaukeekiwanis.org

06/26/09- 06/29/09
Fiesta Waukesha

This yearly fundraising event is free to the public and will once again offer a wide variety of Hispanic entertainment, Latin American cuisine, amusement rides, children's area, youth tent, raffle, arts/crafts marketplace and informational areas.. Frame Park, Historic Downtown Waukesha; ; 262-547-0887; www.lacasadeesperanza.org

06/26/09- 06/28/09
WI Desert Horse Assn Horse Show

Waukesha County Expo Center; ; 262-896-8490; www.waukeshacountyexpo.com

06/27/09
Scandinavian Midsommar Celebration

Celebrate the year's longest days at this free event, sponsored by the Swedish American Historical Society of Wisconsin (admission to the museum is separate).. Old World Wisconsin; 10am- 3pm; 262-594-6300; www.oldworldwisconsin.org

06/27/09
The Cemetery Club

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband's graves and reminisce.Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life.  Lucille just wants to have fun, and Doris is priggish and judgmental.. Waukesha Civic Theatre; 2:00pm & 8:00pm; 262-547-0708; www.waukeshacivictheatre.org

06/27/09
Wildflower Walk

Start your day with a delicious continental breakfast, then enjoy a guided walk through Old World's restored prairies and woodland trails, abloom in their seasonal glory.. Old World Wisconsin; 7am- 10am; 262-594-2922; www.oldworldwisconsin.org

06/27/09
Summer Saturday Society (Ages 3-5)

Discover the toys and recreation from Waukesha County’s ethnic groups by making take-home projects, exploring artifacts and exhibits, games, and special activities with your young historians! . Waukesha County Museum; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 262 521 2859; www.waukeshacountymuseum.org

06/27/09
Waukesha Farmers' Market

Eat Fresh, buy local with the Waukesha Farmers' Market on the banks of the Fox River. Fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and crafts available for purchase.. Riverfront Plaza, Historic Downtown Waukesha; 7:00am- 12:00pm; 262-549-6154; www.downtownwaukesha.com

06/28/09
The Cemetery Club

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband's graves and reminisce. Waukesha Civic Theatre; 2:00pm; 262-547-0708; www.waukeshacivictheatre.org

06/28/09
Closing Day of "Growing Seasons" Exhibit

Final day of "Growing Seasons"  Exhibit. Special Sunday museum hours from noon to 4:30 p.m... Waukesha County Museum; Noon to 4:30 p.m.; (262) 521-2859; www.waukeshacountymuseum.org

06/28/09
Carl Zach Classic, Midwest Cycle Series

Watch this European style criterium race wind its way through a historic streetscape. Historic Downtown Waukesha; AM-PM; 262-549-6154; www.downtownwaukesha.com

Vacation Safety Tips

burglary, Crime Prevention, Home Safety

If you are going to be leaving town for a vacation of a few days or more please follow these tips to help keep your home safe and secure:

  • Notify a trusted neighbor of your trip and also leave a key for them.
  • Make sure the mail and newspapers are stopped or someone is picking them up for you.
  • Put various lamps on timers throughout the house.
  • Put talk radio on a timer to provide the sound of voices in your house.
  • Make sure lawn mowing is taken care of if you are away more than 5 days.
  • Install low voltage or solar landscaping all around your house that will operate during the hours of darkness.
  • Install photo electric cells on your outdoor lighting around doors and windows so that they come on during hours of darkness.
  • Make sure all doors and windows are locked, including those on garages and garden sheds.
  • Notify the Police Department of your trip and at a minimum give them the following information:
    • Name and phone number of a keyholder.
    • The dates you will be away.
    • What vehicles are okay to be in your driveway while you are away.
    • Name of who may be checking on things in and around your house.
    • A phone number to contact you in case of an emergency.

If you follow these simple tips you will make it more difficult to allow the bad guys the opportunity to turn you into a victim. This in turn should allow you some peace of mind while you are away unwinding and decompressing.

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Home Safety Month

June is Home Safety Month.  This is a very good time for everyone to survey their home environment for potential safety hazards that could harm any member of the family, youngest to oldest.  Millions of unintentional injuries occur at home and at play every year and they are not accidents.   In fact, today it is widely recognized that injuries are predictable, preventable, and controllable.  Everyone would benefit if Americans started paying more attention to the safety of their environment and made the necessary adjustments.  Consider the following:

  • Injuries are the leading cause of death in children ages 19 and younger. 
  • Each year, nearly 9.2 million children are seen in emergency departments for injuries and over 12,000 die from their injuries.
  • The estimated annual cost of unintentional child injuries is nearly $300 billion. 
  • Injuries due to falls were the leading cause of nonfatal injury.

The leading causes of child injury include burns, drownings, falls, poisonings, and road traffic injuries.  Every parent wants to protect their children from harm and to keep them safe.  Most of the time, all it would take is increased awareness of the potential for injury and what can be done to prevent it. 

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Friends of the Library Book Sale!

Friends of the Brown Deer Library are holding their first-ever Used Book Sale on Saturday, July 18th from 10am to 2pm at the Brown Deer Library Community Room, 5600 W. Bradley Road. Admission is free.

The sale will include adult and children's fiction and non-fiction, movies on DVD and VHS, CDs and audio books. All genres will be featured at bargain prices.

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Next Theatrical Thursday - Kung Fu Panda

Our Theatrical Thursday series continues!

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Terrific Tuesdays continue with Glen Gerard!

June 30th "Be Creative with Magic!"

Glen Gerard

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Email, Little League and other musings...

Brook Central, Brook East, Brookfield, Brookfield Central baseball, East baseball, Milwaukee Brewers, Tosa East Baseball, Tosa West, Tosa West baseball

I have some administrative stuff I wanted to get out to the public, so I thought I would use my blog.

SBCGLOBAL.NET EMAIL PROBLEMS 

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