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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.

June 4: Trudy Callaghan: Music & Songs from Ireland

Trudy Callaghan will present Music & Songs from Ireland at The Waunakee Public Library Tuesday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. Trudy sings traditional Irish and Scottish songs, accompanies herself on acoustic guitar and sings a cappella songs in the Gaelic language.

June 5: Wake Up Waunakee

The Chamber of Commerce will present Ted Bleifuss to Wake Up Waunakee for his presentation: ”Business Is Not Immune to Disasters” on June 5 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Waunakee Village Center. Do you have a plan in place if disaster hits your business? This discussion will focus on what to do to be prepared. Bleifuss is an experienced executive in business continuity and risk management with over 15 years of hands on experience. He has managed all aspects of the business continuity process, including: the development of the crisis/emergency response teams, the conducting of business risk analyses, the establishment of recovery sites (people and technology), and creating comprehensive business continuity training. This is a free event open to the public, RSVP required; call (608) 849-5977.

June 5: Growing Monarchs

The Waunakee Public Library will host a program on Growing Monarchs Wednesday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. Would you like to “raise” monarch butterflies? Would you like to help improve the population? .... or would you just like to learn about the magical process of egg to butterfly? If your child or grandchild can sit for 30 minutes, bring them along and make this a family experience.

June 5: WaunaConnect

The Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce will host WaunaConnect June 6 from 9-10 a.m. at Guilty Cafe, 244 N. Century Ave. in Waunakee. If after hours meet and greets are not your style or not a good fit for your schedule, come to WaunaConnect. This morning networking group gives you the opportunity to form relationships and friendships with other professionals in the community. The Chamber’s mission is to facilitate support for local business through referrals to businesses and people you actually know and trust. All are welcome at this free, drop-in event.

June 6: Antique Appraisal Fundraiser

Antique appraiser and author Mark Moran will return to Schumacher Farm for antique appraisal event at 4 p.m. June 6. All items to be appraised should be registered in advance of the program at a cost of $15. Proceeds will benefit Schumacher Farm Park. To register, call the park office at (608) 849-4559 or email to schedule an appointment. Moran is also available for house calls to appraise larger items. To arrange an appraisal, call (715) 281-5060 or email

June 6: Waunakee Memory Café

The Dementia Friendly Waunakee Committee will sponsor its monthly Memory Café on Thursday, June 6, 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 Cfé 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. Refreshments will be provided. Hy Miller and Pat Ronspiez will be at the café to talk about and play the accordion. Further information is available by calling the Waunakee Senior Center at 849-8385. Memory Cafes are held the first Thursday of each month.

June 7: Memory Screening

The Waunakee Public Library will present a Memory Screening Friday, June 7, at 2 p.m. Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide free 20-minute, confidential memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources. Please call (608) 850-2533 to register for this program.

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