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Presidents await

“The Presidents are Expecting You: a Tour of Presidential Libraries and Museums” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Pauline Haass Public Library, N64 W23820 Main St., Sussex.

Historian William Isbister will highlight libraries and museum run by the U.S. Government, including archives from Presidents Hoover through George W. Bush, and some prior to Hoover. Isbister has visited almost all the presidential libraries and will comment on their collections while showing photographs. This program is presented by the Friends of the Pauline Haass Public Library.

Call the library, 262-246-5180, for more information.

Toilet paper drive

The Sussex branch of Waukesha State Bank, W249 N6688 Highway 164, is hosting a toilet paper drive for the Sussex Food Pantry during April.

Donations of toilet paper may be dropped off in the bank's vestibule, in the designated bin.

Contact the Sussex branch at 262-246-0442 for more details.

Pantry needs

The Sussex Outreach Services (SOS) food pantry is located on the ground floor of the Sussex Center, N64 W23760 Main St.

The pantry is in need of the following items: pork and beans, baked beans, chunky soups, cream soups, canned or boxed potatoes, canned chicken, canned carrots, peas, and mixed vegetables, jelly, jam, applesauce and toothpaste. Donations hours are 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. A donation shed, located on the east side of the building, is available for donations made during off hours.

Donors are asked to be aware of the weather when using the shed. Do not leave any item outside the shed. Volunteers to help sort donations are always needed.

Call SOS at 262-246-9860 for more details.

Swiss steak dinner

Redeemer United Church of Christ, W220 N4915 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls will hold its annual Swiss steak dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6. For tickets or information call the church at 262-246-6710 or email

Village-wide rummage 

Sussex will hold a village-wide rummage sale Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6. Call the Sussex Civic Center at 262-246-5200 for more details.

Compost site news

The town of Lisbon compost site is open.

The site accepts leaves, grass clippings, brush and branches. A county ordinance prohibits uncovered loads, which come with a $114 fine.

Call Lisbon Town Hall at 262-246-6100 for more details.


Shrimp and fish fry, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 21, Peace Lutheran Church and Academy, W240 N6145 Maple Ave., Sussex. Fish dinner $8 and $9, shrimp dinner $10, hot dog meal $4. Church, 262-246-3200.

Earth Day Bugline Appreciation Walk and Cleanup, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, meet by Malabar Coffee, N63 W23217 Main St., Sussex. Register: Information:

"Dramatic Scores of the Masters" concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, Hamilton Fine Arts Center, W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex. Tickets: adults $15, senior citizens (65 and older) $12 and students younger than 18 $6. Purchase tickets: online or at 800-838-3006.

Caregiver Support Group meets, 12:45 p.m. Monday, April 24, Sussex Civic Center, N64 W23760 Main St. Jean Horner, Sussex Senior Program Coordinator, 262-246-6447.

Faithful Hands meet, 1 p.m. Monday, April 24, Faith Lutheran Church, W244 N6383 Weaver Drive, Sussex. Church, 262-246-3266.

Regeneration meets, 9:30 a.m. breakfast, 10 a.m. program, Tuesday, April 25, Redeemer United Church of Christ, W220 N4915 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls. Church, 262-246-6710.

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