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Submit information about upcoming events to Juli Garton at pewaukeenews@gmail.com or 262-370-0904 by 7 p.m. Sunday.

12 Days of Pewaukee

Santa will be visiting the Chris Lueth American Family Agency from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 3, at 112 Main St., as one of the events to kick off the 12 Days of Pewaukee, sponsored by Positively Pewaukee, downtown businesses and nonprofit organizations. On the same day, children are invited to decorate holiday cookies from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Simply Cinnamon, 115 Oakton Ave. (call to reserve, 262-691-4022; $5 per child). Brothers Two Wine will have a holiday party from noon to 8 p.m. at 125 Oakton Ave. Santa Fun Run begins at 1 p.m. at the Pewaukee Lakefront Park, 222 W. Wisconsin Ave. Enjoy the tree lighting celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Pewaukee Historical Society’s Clark House Museum, 206 E. Wisconsin Ave.

For information on the 12 Days of Pewaukee, visit positivelypewaukee.com.

Library

A holiday sweater contest for individuals and teams will include a photo shoot, holiday refreshments and awards from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6.  Register for a time slot for your photo.

Manga & Anime Club meets at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. Planned for grades seven and up, this club meets twice monthly to read and watch anime, and activities too.

Science Saturday is a drop-in program for the whole family to explore the science concept of "ice" from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. No registration required.

Wii bowling leagues for registered participants are from 10 to 11 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5.

Library Babies for registered participants begin at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, and 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.

Toddler Story Time programs for registered participants are held at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Wednesday Dec. 7, and 9:15 and 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.

Preschool Storytime for registered families will begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6. Registration required.

Picture Book Friends programs will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Fridays, Dec. 2 and 9. Best for young children ages 2-4 and their adults to experience stories, songs, action rhymes, music and a craft or play time. No preregistration but arrive on time.

Sessions are held at the Pewaukee Library, 210 Main St. Events are free but some require registration. Information at 262-691-5670 and pewaukeelibrary.org.

Parks and Rec

Register for the cooking demonstration Best Desserts & Bars for Holiday Entertaining, planned for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Wagner Park, N31 W23320 Green Road. The menu includes homemade Twix bars, Butterfinger cheesecake bars, chocolate lava cake and no-bake chocolate and salted caramel tart. Register at cityofpewaukee.us or 262-691-7275.

Registration opens Dec. 12 for the winter season programs. Program books will be available at the Parks & Recreation Department, N240 W2065 Pewaukee Road, beginning Dec. 5.

Creating a holiday

The Pewaukee Area Arts Council invites everyone to be creative during the 12 Days of Pewaukee. Create a pop-up holiday card from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Kirkland Crossings, 700 Quinlan Drive. Decorate a cardboard Gingerbread House or Police Station from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Village Hall, 235 Hickory St. There is no charge; all supplies and assistants are provided. Registration at pewaukeearts@gmail.com.

Santa visit

Santa will be visiting the Veterans of Foreign War post from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Dec. 10, at 202 Clark St. Have a photo with the man in red at this free event.

Chamber

Community members are invited to the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce holiday celebration and open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at 1285 Sunnyridge Road. Members $17/$ nonmembers $20. Register at pewaukeechamber.org or 262-691-8851.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross invites the community to donate blood between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Pewaukee Public Library, 210 Main St. All donors will receive a sandwich from the Picnic Basket restaurant in Nashotah. Register for speedy set up at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass or call 1-800-733-2767.

Christ Church

The Women’s Bible study on “Bad Girls of the Bible” meets at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the conference room.

Early Risers Bible study meets at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the church library. On the same day, Widows/Widowers group meets at the 11:30 a.m. at Machine Shed, N14 W24145 Tower Place, Waukesha. Girl Pioneers meets at 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.

Midweek Advent worship services continue at noon and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church is at W240 N3103 Pewaukee Road. Information available at 262-691-0720 and christpewaukee.org.

Galilee Church

Join Jean Miller at 10 a.m. as part of the Health and Wellness Gathering for a presentation on the Veterans Oral History Project. Start with chair exercises at 9:15 a.m. at Galilee Lutheran Church, N24 W26430 Crestview Drive.

Galilee is collecting gifts for children at the La Casa Daycare Center in Waukesha.

Galilee is assembling a crew of snow shoveling volunteers. Call Dan Sternad at 414-303-5556 for information.

Information about Galilee is available at galilee@galileeLC.org or galileelc.org.

Reminders

The Woman’s Club of Pewaukee meets: 11:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Galilee Lutheran Church, N24 W26430 Crestview Drive. The public is invited at no charge to enjoy songs featuring the Civic Broadway Singers at 1 p.m. as part of the 12 Days of Pewaukee. To register for lunch at 262-367-6512 or rniedziela@wi.rr.com.

Country Christmas: 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and holidays, and from 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays at the Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road. Information and tickets at thecountrychristmas.com.

St. Anthony on the Lake’s free Christmas Concert of Lessons and Carols: 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at W280 N2101 Prospect Ave. Information at 262-691-2774 or stanthony.cc.

The Festival of Light - Advent Spiral: 2:50 to 3:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Prairie Hill Waldorf School, N14 W29143 Silvernail Road. Information at PHWS.org or 262-646-7497.

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