The deadline for submitting information for this column is 5 p.m. Thursday. Kathy Smith can be reached at 262-246-4737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Maple Literary Society, a senior readers book club, will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, to discuss “Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter,” by Kate Clifford Larson.
The group meets in the Sussex Community Center, W240 N5765 Maple Ave., Sussex, on the third Monday of each month. All books are on hold at the Pauline Haass Public Library.
Call the Sussex Civic Center at 262-246-6447 for more information.
The Friends of the Pauline Haass Public Library will host “The Lure and Lore of Spices” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the library, N64 W23820 Main St., Sussex.
Presented by the Spice House of Milwaukee, the program will feature facts, anecdotes and tales through tales of piracy, adventures and war. Reservations are required.
Call the library at 262-246-5180 for more information or to reserve at seat.
Grief Group meets
The St. James Bereavement Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Boneyard Pub and Grille, N64 W23189 Main St., Sussex.
The group meets the third Friday of every other month for a fish fry at the restaurant. Those interested in attending must call ahead to reserve a spot.
Call Gerry Wolf at 262-253-2213 or email@example.com to RSVP or for more information.
Sussex and Lisbon are picking up Christmas trees through the end of the month. Those interested in pick-up service can place unwrapped trees near the roadside, and call their town hall or civic center for more details.
The Sussex Outreach Service's (SOS) Food Pantry, N64 W23760 Main St., Sussex, is in need of specific donations.
The pantry is in need of chunky and Progresso soups, tomato products such as spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce, macaroni and cheese, canned chicken, canned pastas such as ravioli, canned beans, spaghetti noodles, 64-ounce bottles of juice (no grape), oatmeal, toilet paper, dish soap and size five and six diapers.
The pantry is open for donations from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. The entrance to SOS is on the east side of the Sussex Civic Center. There is also a new shed outside the door for donations made after hours.
Call SOS at 262-246-9860, for more details.
January community banquets, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 12 and 26. St. James Catholic Church, W220 N6588 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls. Free, public invited. Sussex United Methodist Church, 262-246-3748.
Building Blocks Play Group meets, 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, Faith Lutheran Church, W244 N6383 Weaver Drive, Sussex. For infants to 5-year-olds and caregivers. RSVP required. Church, 262-246-3266.
Friends of the Pauline Haass Public Library meet, 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, Small Quad/Graphic Room in the library. Group meets the third Monday of every other month. Guests always welcome. Janice Gutbrod, 262-251-8218.
Horne-Mudlitz VFW Post 6377 meets, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, N63 W24375 Main St., Sussex. Post, 262-820-9704.
Leo Club meets, 6 p.m. Hamilton High School Little Theater, W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Lisbon. For students 12 to 18. Club purpose: to serve the community while developing skills in leadership, commitment and teamwork. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Knights of Columbus general membership meet, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, St. James Catholic Church, W220 N6588 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls. Church, 262-251-3944.