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July 4: WaunaBoom

WaunaBoom, Waunakee’s Independence Day Celebration, will be July 4 at Ripp Park with family activities, helicopter rides, music, recognition of the Waunakee EMS and fireworks at dusk. For more information, visit WaunaBoom.com. Volunteers are needed for the event, as well. To sign up, visit the website and click on the volunteer tab.

July 4: Youth Girls Basketball registration open

Online registration is now open for the 2019-20 Youth Girls season. Go to www.waunakeebasketball.com to register. The Waunakee Youth Girls’ Basketball Program welcomes girls in grades 3rd through 8th grade who attend school within the Waunakee Area. The program is a developmental opportunity for players to learn new skills; develop a deeper knowledge of basketball, and have fun with teammates through regular practices and scheduled BDL league play. 3rd through 6th grade evaluations will be held on Wednesday, August 28. 7th and 8th grade evaluations will be held on Thursday, August 29. All evaluations are held at the Waunakee Middle School Gym. Like us on Facebook to stay connected! Questions? Email waunakeegbb@gmail.com.

July 9: Live From the Park

The Live from the Park concert series will continue Tuesday, July 9, at the Village Park Gazebo when Universal Sound plays yesterday’s and today’s cover hits at 6:30 p.m. Food carts open at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to bring chairs and blankets to picnic in the park and enjoy the music.

July 10: Legion Executive Board meeting

The Waunakee American Legion Post 360 Executive Board will meet at 6 p.m. July 10.

July 10 & 17: Babysitting Course

The Community Education Office will offer a babysitting course for those ages 11 and up July 10 from noon to 5 p.m. and July 17 from noon to 5:30 p.m. The BLAST (Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training) course will offer safety, first aid, care for infant through school-age children and basics such as feeding and behavior problems/discipline. Instructors have been certified through the American Heart Association. Students must attend the entire time to become certified. This course will not certify students in CPR, but will go over the basics. Students are asked to bring their own doll or stuffed animal to use for practice. They may bring a snack or sack lunch to have during a class break. The class will take place at the High School LMTC. To register, visit waunakee.k12.wi.us/district/summer-2019-program. For more information, call Diane at the Community Education Office at 849-2000, ext. 8020.

July 11: Legion Post 360 meeting

American Legion Post 360 will meet July 11. The grill will be hot at 6 p.m. Members are asked to bring a meat to cook. The meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

July 11: Waunakee Memory Café

The Dementia Friendly Waunakee Committee will sponsor its monthly Memory Café on Thursday, July 11, from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Steeplechase Condominium Clubhouse, 5636 Conway Glen (off Woodland Drive). Signs will be posted to direct people to the Clubhouse. The Café provides a social gathering place and programs for those with mild cognitive impairment or early to mid-stage dementia, along with their family members or friends. The theme for the care is “Dog Days of Summer.” Refreshments will be provided. Further information is available by calling the Waunakee Senior Center at 849-8385

July 11: Whole30 – What it can do for you

The Waunakee Public Library will present a program titled Whole30: Learn What It Can Do For You! Thursday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. Since April 2009, millions of people have successfully completed the Whole30 program with life-changing results. Learn more about the philosophy, program, and benefits, and discover how the Whole30 could change your life. Whole30 books as door prizes!

July 11: Community Band Concert

Have you ever wanted to conduct the Waunakee Community Band?? You may have the chance at our next concert on July 11th!!! Put your name in the box and you could be drawn!! The Waunakee Community Band will present their fourth concert of the summer season on Thursday, July 11, at 7 p.m. in the gazebo in the Village Park. Come and enjoy an evening of music of many styles. Rocky Rococo will sell pizza for supper beginning at 5:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the High School Performing Arts Center. The final concert of the summer season will be the annual “Pie and Ice Cream Night” in the High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 25.

July 15: Rocket Bottles

The Waunakee Public Library will present a program on making Ricket Bottles Rocket Bottles Monday, July 15, at 2 p.m. Teens and preteens (entering grades 5-12) and try their hand at making a bottle into a rocket. Science, decoration, and a dash of exploration will be used to make rockets.

July 16: Live From the Park

The Live from the Park concert series will continue Tuesday, July 16, at the Village Park Gazebo when The Whiskey Farm at 6:30 p.m. Food carts open at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to bring chairs and blankets to picnic in the park and enjoy the music.

July 18: Legion Post 360 WaunaFest set up

American Legion Post 360 members will meet at 9 a.m. to put up the south fence of the Legion area at the WaunaFest grounds.

July 18: American Legion Auxiliary Meeting

Waunakee’s American Legion Auxiliary (ALA), William Lansing Unit 360, will hold its regular monthly meeting, on Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at the Post, 417 E Main St. Anyone interested in learning about the ALA and its service to veterans and the community is welcome to attend. ALA membership is open to spouses and widows of America’s military veterans, as well as mothers, sisters, children and grandchildren of veterans. The purpose of the ALA is to support the American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve, by enhancing the lives of veterans and their families. For more information, call 608-628-2530 or send a message to hockey4devon@hotmail.com

July 18: Tai Chi and Qigong

Tai Chi and Qigong will offered at the Waunakee Village Park at 11 a.m. July 18. There is no charge, but attendees are asked to contact the Waunakee Village Center to register at 849-8385. In case of rain, sessions will be held at the lower level studio. Another session will be held Aug. 13. If you are more comfortable exercising from a chair than standing, feel free to bring one.

July 22-25: WaunaFest Carnival ticket sales

American Legion Post 360 members will sell WaunaFest Carnival tickets at the Village Hall parking lot from 4-8 p.m. July 22-24 and from noon-4 p.m. July 25.

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