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May 16: Fish Fries in Wisconsin: History and Theater

The Waunakee Public Library will present Folklorist and UW Professor Janet Gilmore on Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. who will talk about fishing, the fishing community and the Wisconsin Fish Fry, followed by an audience discussion and a scene from the new comedy, “Fish Fry.”

May 16: Art Fair & Open House

The Waunakee Senior Center’s Art Fair and Open House will exhibit acrylic paintings by Painting for Pleasure art class members, watercolor paintings by students of Anne Urso’s Watercolor class, hand woven baskets from Anne Urso’s Basketry class, and whimsical wood carvings created by the Waunakee Wood Carvers on Thursday, May 16 from 6-8 p.m.

May 16: American Legion Auxiliary Officer Elections

Waunakee’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit of William Lansing Post 360 will meet on Thursday, May 16, at the Post, 417 E Main St., at 7 p.m. Election of officers for 2019-20 will be held during the meeting. Anyone interested in learning about the American Legion Auxiliary 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, both at home and abroad. The American Legion Auxiliary conducts various projects throughout the year in furtherance of these goals. For more information, call 271-0616 or send a message to

May 16: Biz & Bevs

The Chamber of Commerce will host “Biz & Bevs” on May 16 from 4-6 p.m. at Cuco’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, 350 N. Century Ave. in Waunakee. Bring your name tag and business cards and stop in to meet new people, learn about local businesses, network and build relationships with potential referral sources. Come as you are, stay as long as you can. All are welcome at this drop in event.

May 18: Barn Quilt Painting

Schumacher Farm Park will host a program on barn quilt painting from 1-4 p.m. May 18. Visit for details.

May 18: Softball Booster fundraiser

A fundraiser for the High School softball program will be at Lone Girl on Sunday, May 18 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Lone Girl will donate 10 percent of sales during this time to the Waunakee Softball Booster Club. There will be a 50/50 raffle drawing at 1 p.m.

May 18: Chicken BBQ

American Legion Post 481 S.A.L. Squadron — Westport will host a Chicken BBQ May 18, serving 2 p.m. till out. Dinner includes potato salad, cucumber salad, baked beans, bread and coffee. Carry-outs available.

May 19: Peace Lutheran Variety Show and Auction

Peace Lutheran Church’s 20th Variety Show & Silent Auction Sunday is May 19, at 3 p.m. (variety show, silent auction follows with desserts). The theme is “A Blast from the Past (19 shows)” as 347 songs were performed in those 19 Variety Shows.‘Themed’ baskets donated by Peace families as well as local businesses will be in Fellowship Hall (aka Silent Auction room), just waiting for your bid. Peace Lutheran Church is at 701 Century Ave. in Waunakee.

May 20: Cookbook Club: Vegetarian Night

Cookbook Club: Vegetarian Night will be at The Waunakee Public Library Monday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. Bring a vegetarian dish, along with copies of your recipe(s), and the cookbook(s) you used. Must be at least 18 years of age or older to participate. By attending the program, participants acknowledge that they may choose to consume food that has not been prepared in a commercial kitchen.

May 20: St. John Piecemakers meeting

The Piecemakers Quilt Club will meet May 20 from 1-3 p.m. in St. John’s Gathering Room, 209 South St. If you wish to join our club you can call Gerry Olson at 849-9279 or Doris Ast at 849-5482 for more information. The club serves the community through the comfort of quilts.

May 21: Aquaponics in Wisconsin

The Waunakee Public Library will present Aquaponics in Wisconsin: Where is Your Food Coming From? Wednesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. Local filmmaker, Roger Bindl, will explore aquaponics in Wisconsin. Bindl’s short film will cover what it is, and the diversity of farms and people using this method to raise fish and grow greens. People are starting aquaponic farms for diversity, growth, and sustainability, and they range from small community based, to family farms, to one of the largest in the country.

May 27: Legion Cemetery visits

American Legion Post 360 will visit cemeteries on Memorial Day, departing the Legion Post at 7:45 a.m., then arriving at Union Cemetery of Vienna at 8 a.m., Kolman Cemetery at 8:20 a.m., Kingley Cemetery at 8:40 a.m., St. John Cemetery at 9 a.m., and St. Mary Cemetery at 9:20 a.m.

May 27: Memorial Day Parade, service

Waunakee veterans will have a parade down Main Street at 10:30 a.m. on Memorial Day, May 27, followed by a Memorial Service at American Legion Post 360, 417 E. Main St. A potluck will follow the service.

May 30: Community Band Concert

The Waunakee Community Band’s first concert of the 2019 summer season will be on May 30 at 7 p.m. at the gazebo in Village Park. This marks the beginning of the 34th season of providing free musical entertainment for the community. This is the first in a series of five concerts during the months of June and July and there will also be a Band Festival on Sunday, June 23. The Waunakee Music Boosters will sponsor an ice cream social. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. In case of rain, the concert will be in the High School Performing Arts Center. Copies of the summer concert dates will be available for the audience to take home. The next concert is June 13.

May 30: Bike Rodeo

The Waunakee Police Department will host its annual Bike Rodeo May 30 from 4-5:30 p.m. at Arboretum Elementary School. The Bike Rodeo is designed to promote safe riding habits and skills needed for young bike riders ages 5-12. It will offer free helmet fitting, free bike licensing and a bike technician who can help identify mechanical issues of the kids’ bikes. All participants will receive a prize. Prize tickets will be drawn after the event, and prizes delivered to the school The Bike Rodeo may be canceled if there is inclement weather on the day on the day of the event.

May 31: Wave Learner Group Registration Ends

The Waunakee Wave Swim Team, a year-round, nonprofit youth swim program, has opened registration for the Summer Session of their Learner Groups: Ripples & Breakers. Designed for pre-team swimmers, these groups focus on improving the proper stroke mechanics of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, and practice specific skills in preparation for joining the competitive team. Summer Session runs May 29-July 27. Visit for more information. Prior to registering, please contact Head Coach Greg Lake at to schedule an evaluation for placement.

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