Learn conservation tips at farmers market
In addition to fresh produce, residents can get the most up-to-date information about recycling, water conservation and stormwater management from 7:30 a.m. to noon July 14 at the Brookfield Farmers Market in the City Hall parking lot, 2000 N. Calhoun Road.
Waukesha County recycling and water conservation staff will be on hand to answer questions.
Class teaches children about owning a pet
Best Friend Boot Camp is a one-week class that will teach children the reality of what is involved in pet ownership. The students will learn to be responsible and caring pet owners through hands-on experiences with various species from 9 a.m. to noon July 16 through July 20 at the Elmbrook Humane Society, 20950 Enterprise Ave., Brookfield.
The fee is $75 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt, snacks and class materials.
Call (262) 782-9261 to register.
Library hosts class on Medicare and benefits
Understanding Medicare and Maximizing Your Benefits, a workshop led by Debbie Bisswurm, an outreach specialist with the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, is scheduled for 2 p.m. July 17 at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.
Contact the Adult Reference Desk at (262) 782-4140, Ext. 1, with any questions.
Free summer concert series scheduled through August
The city of Brookfield and Wheaton Franciscan Elmbrook Memorial present the 2012 Civic Plaza Concert series from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays at 2000 N. Calhoun Road. The series runs until Aug. 15.
Angelina's Deli will deliver a pre-ordered special concert dinner to the Civic Centre Plaza. For the dinner, call Angelina's Deli at (262) 938-9038 a day or two in advance of the concert.
Come watch a movie at the Elm Grove library
Stop by the Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd., for Tuesday Movie Matinees from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through July 31.
Call the library at (262) 782-6717 for a list of movies.
Popcorn will be provided.
Movies are family friendly.
Stuffed animals invited to sleep over at library
Kids preschool-age through grade two can bring their favorite stuffed animal or doll to the Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd., between 6:30 and 7 p.m. July 24 for a sleepover. (Just the toys spend the night, not the kids.)
Staff will tuck the toys in for the night with cookies and stories.
Come back at 10 a.m. July 25 to pick them up and see photos of the fun activities the toys took part in during the night.
Registration is required.
Elm Grove summer reading for adults on tap
Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd., is hosting the Between the Covers Adult Summer Reading Program. To participate, check out two or more adult or young adult books, CD books or magazines.
Complete an entry form and deposit it in the bag at the service desk. You will be eligible for weekly prize drawings. Two prizes will be awarded each week. Prizes are on display near the service desk.
To qualify for the grand prize drawing, submit a short book review on the form available at the information desk. The grand prize will be a $50 gift card to Parkside 23 Restaurant in Brookfield.
The program is open to adults and runs through Aug. 4.
Central Booster club to hold annual fundraiser
The Brookfield Central High School Booster Club is once again hosting its annual Golf Outing and Summer Social.
This year's fundraising event will be held Aug. 12 at the Silver Spring Country Club and will include a day of golf along with dinner, entertainment, prizes and an auction. To reserve a spot or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, call Tom Reuteman at (414) 758-5462.
Kids get creative with summer writing contest
This summer there will be a writing contest for students of all ages, kindergarten through high school, at the Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd.
Prizes will be awarded to winners in different age categories. Entries will be displayed in the library for members of the public to view.
Complete rules and entry forms are available at the library.
Stories will be due Aug. 3.
'Easy on the Eyes' offers information on Braille Library
Roxanne Staveness will discuss the free services and materials that the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library offer to those who are unable to read regular print during the program Easy on the Eyes at 2 p.m. July 30 at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.
Contact the Adult Reference Desk at (262) 782-4140, Ext. 1, with questions.
Stagecoach Inn Museum open through October
The Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum, 1075 Pilgrim Parkway in Brookfield, is open from 1 to 4 p.m. the first and third Sundays of each month through Oct. 1.
Guests can tour the 1840s inn, learn about life in the 1800s and see a display of Civil War-era newspapers and historic photos from towns in Waukesha County.
Visit ElmbrookHistoricalSociety.org for information.
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