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The deadline for submitting information for this column is 5 p.m. Thursday. Kathy Smith can be reached at 262-246-4737 or ksmith0254@yahoo.com.

Keller Museum

The Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Society runs the Fred H. Keller History Museum, located in the Sussex Civic Center, Suite 240, N64 W23760 Main St., on the second floor.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday. By appointment only, requests can be made by calling Fred Keller at 262-246-3603 or Mike Reilly at 414-530-3121. Current exhibits include railroad memorabilia, fossil, glacial and Native American artifacts and pioneer exhibits. The society is presently working on local music history, which includes polka, dance and rock 'n roll. Admission is $4, children 10 and younger are admitted free.

Call Keller or Reilly for more information.

Soup, coming up

The Sussex Parks and Recreation Department is offering a soup class from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at Wagner Park in Pewaukee.

Modern Twist on Classic Soups with Staci Joers, for adults, will show attendees they can never have too many soup recipes. They will sample split pea with barley, Vietnamese pho bo, quick chicken posole and cream of cauliflower with saffron. Registration is ongoing. Register online at apm.activecommunities/sussexrec/home, at the Sussex Civic Center, by mail: N64 W23760 Main St., Sussex, WI 53089, in person, or by fax at 262-246-52222. The cost is $24 for residents and $29 for non-residents.

Call the center at 262-246-5200, for more details.

Poll workers needed

Poll workers are needed for the coming 2017 elections.

Poll workers or election inspectors' duties include, but are not limited to, assigning voters a number in the poll books, issuing ballots, registering voters and assisting voters as needed. Election Inspectors are compensated for working at the polling locations and for training sessions attended. Inspectors work a full day starting at 6 a.m. until all election work is completed, at 9 p.m. or later for busier elections.

Call your local government center for additional information.

Community banquet

The community banquet meal is a coordinated effort of 10 area churches and six denominations.

The free banquet, which is held the second and fourth Thursday of each month, except Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks, is open to everyone. The meal runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the St. James Catholic Church Parish Community Center, W220 N6588 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls. No reservations needed. A freewill offering is taken twice a year.

Call Sussex United Methodist Church at 262-246-3748, for more details.

Looking ahead

The annual Sussex Sledding Party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Sussex Village Park, N63 W24459 Main St.

Call the Sussex Civic Center at 262-246-5200, for more information.

Reminders

Town of Lisbon tree pick up, through January. Placed unwrapped tree at roadside. Town Hall, 262-246-6100.

St. James Senior Club meets, noon Monday, Jan. 9, St. James Catholic Church, W220 N6588 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls. Church, 262-251-3944.

St. James Bereavement Group breakfast, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, Maxim's Restaurant, 18025 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. Shirley McGill, 262-246-0553.

Horne-Mudlitz VFW Post 6377 Ladies Auxiliary meets, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, The Post Club House, W232 N6342 Waukesha Ave., Sussex. Gloria Unverrich, 262-246-4002.

Volunteer Organization of Women in Sussex (VOWS) meet, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, Waukesha State Bank, W249 N6688 State Highway 164, Sussex. www.vows-sussex.orgwww.vows-sussex.org or 262-244-0850.

Friends in Fellowship meet, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, St. John's Lutheran Church, 20851 W. Main St., Lannon.

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