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June 13: Legion Post 360 general meeting

American Legion Post 360 will meet June 13 at the Legion Hall. The grill will be ready at 6:30 p.m., and members can bring a meat to cook. The general meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. and include the installation of officers.

June 13: Troop 46 Scoopie Night

BSA Troop 46 will be hosting a Scoopie Night Thursday, June 13, at Culvers of Waunakee. The community can support the troop and learn about the Scouts. There will be demonstrations of Scout skills and information on the Scouts BSA world-class outdoor skills and leadership program that is open to boys — and now girls — who are 11 or have completed the fifth grade.

June 13: Declining with Dementia

Agrace will present a program titled Declining with Dementia Thursday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Waunakee Public Library. This training covers what to expect in the last stage of dementia, strategies to address common behaviors, ways to enhance quality of life, and how to support families of patients at end of life. The training will not discuss disease progression or medication management of dementia.

June 13: Concerts in the Park

The Waunakee Community Band will play their second concert of the 2019 summer season on Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. in the Village Park Gazebo. Music of many styles will be performed to entertain you. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Waunakee High School Performing Arts Center. Milios will have subs and chips available while the Waunakee Ecumenical Board will offer cake and beverages, all beginning at 5:30 p.m. The next concert is the Community Band Festival on Sunday, June 23.

June 13: Legion Auxiliary meeting, officer installation

Waunakee’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit of William Lansing Post 360 will hold its June meeting on Thursday, June 13, at the Post, 417 E Main St. This will be a joint meeting with the American Legion to install officers for 2019-20. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m.; a potluck meal will be shared at 6 p.m. (bring meat to grill and a dish to pass) and the meeting with officer installation will follow. Membership in the Auxiliary is open to spouses and widows of America’s military veterans, as well as children, grandchildren and family members of veterans. For more information, call (608) 628-2530 or send a message to

June 14: Flag Day

The Waunakee American Legion will host a flag retirement ceremony at 5:30 p.m. June 14.

June 15: Music Festival

Schumacher Farm Park will at a music festival starting at 3 p.m. June 15 at the county park on Hwy. 19 just east of Waunakee. Wheelhouse and Back 40 will perform, and food carts and beverages will be available.

June 15: Veteran’s Appreciation Day

Veterans Appreciation Day at the Kilkenny Farms Parade of Home will be June 15. The American Legion Post 360, American Legion Auxiliary and Boy Scouts Troop 46 will serve food and drinks. Legion members will be available to answer questions regarding the American Legion. Meet at the Parade site – Summer uniform. Veterans will be given a complimentary ticket to visit the Parade of Homes on June 15 only.

June 15: Cakes for Dads

Celebrate Father’s Day by decorating a cake for him! The Waunakee Optimist Club in conjunction with Piggly Wiggly will be decorating cakes on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Piggly Wiggly in Waunakee. Parents can bring the kids and decorate. All ages welcome. Cakes are $1.99 each.

June 17: Relay for Life Bank Night

Relay for Life Bank Night is June 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Waun-A-Bowl, 301 S. Century Ave. Team members can pick up Relay team t-shirts, luminarias, tickets for the prize drawings and drop off any money already raised. For more information contact Diane Anderson at 212-8886.

June 17: Giant Steps

The Waunakee Public Library will present a program titled Giant Steps at 2 p.m. June 17. 2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing. Hear the story of how humans first journeyed to another world and what they discovered there. Presented by John Heasley of Driftless Stargazing LLC and sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

June 17: Peacemakers Meeting

he Piecemakers Quilt Club will meet June 17 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.

June 18: Author Visit, David Steingass

The Waunakee Public Library will host author David Steingass Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m. You think you know poetry? Not if you haven’t heard David Steingass read! He is a Madison poet with Midwest roots, a twist of wild nature, startling images, and a way of reading poems out loud that engages audiences of all ages.

June 18: Live from the Park

The second in the Live from the Park series will bring the sounds of Panchromatic Steel, who play steel drum island music, to the Waunakee Village Park Gazebo at 6:30 p.m. June 18. Listeners can bring chairs and blankets, and food carts will open at 5:30 p.m.

June 18: Dine out for the Legion Auxiliary

Waunakee’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit of William Lansing Post 360 will be the beneficiary of the proceeds from a Dine Out event that will be held at Benvenuto’s Italian Grill, 1849 Northport Drive, Madison, on Tuesday, June 18. A percentage of all sales (dine in, delivery or carry out) that day will be donated to the Auxiliary unit. Those participating should mention they are participating in the American Legion Auxiliary 360 Unit Dine Out Event when they place their order. 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.

June 18 & 25: Singers rehearse for Patriotic Concert

The Waunakee Community Band will include a patriotic choir as part of the evening’s patriotic concert on Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m. in the village park gazebo. All singers are welcome. Rehearsals are June 18 and 25 in the high school choir room from 6-7 p.m. The choir is under the direction of Jerry Johnson. Direction are to park in the lot between the high school and middle school and come in door 27. Signs will direct you.

June 19: Friends of the Library fundraiser

Milio’s Sandwiches of Waunakee is sponsoring a Dine Out Event to benefit the Friends of the Library on Wednesday, June 19. Fifteen percent (15%) of all sales that day (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.) will be donated to the Friends. This includes dine in, carryout, and delivery. The funds will benefit the many programs and activities at the new Waunakee Public Library.

June 19: Myths & Legends of the Constellations

The Waunakee Public Library will present a program titled Myths & Legends of the Constellations at 2 p.m. June 19. Attendees can watch the night sky come alive and hear stories of the constellations! Presented by Kay Kriewald of the UW Space Place.

June 19: Babysitting Course

The BLAST (Babysitter Lessons And Safety Training) babysitting course is set for June 19 from noon-5 p.m. It will offer safety, first aid, care for infant through school-age children, sitter basics including 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 the students in CPR, but will go over the basics of CPR. Students must be at least 11 years old to participate in this class. Student are asked to bring their own doll or stuffed animal to class to use for practice. Students are very welcome to bring a snack and/or sack lunch to have during a class break. Fee includes instruction and student materials. Students will receive a book and certification card upon completion. Location: HS LMTC. (Class meets one day). Students need only sign up for one class. Registration and other class information is available For more information or if you have questions, please contact Diane at the Community Education Office at 849-2000, ext. 8020.

June 21: Relay for Life: Waun-A-Cure

Waunakee’s Relay For Life, Waun-A-Cure, is June 21 from 6- 11:30 p.m. at Ripp Park. The opening ceremony is at 7 p.m. Survivors Cindy Patzner and Ken Penfield will share their cancer stories. Prize drawings with tickets for purchase, luminarias and burgers from the Lions Club food tent and kids activities will be available. The Relay For Life is an event to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones, and fight back against cancer. It’s never to late to be a Relay sponsor or to start or join a team with your friends, family or co-workers, register as a survivor, volunteer at the event, or make a donation! Sign up online at or call Diane Anderson at 212-8886 for more information.

June 23: Bark N Brew

OccuPaws Guide Dogs’ Bark N Brew event is June 23 from noon-5 p.m. at Octopi in Waunakee. The dog-friendly event will feature an ask the dog trainer booth, pet information and live music from the Red Hot Horn Dawgs.

June 26: Exercising With Arthritis

The Waunakee Public Library will host a program on exercising with arthritis at 1 p.m. June 26. Dr. Tyler Harrington, PT, DPT from Capitol Physical Therapy will lead the discussion. Free balance screens will be available.

June 26: CPR class for kids

The Waunakee school district’s Community Education Office will offer a CPR for Kids class June 26 from noon-5:30 p.m. The class can be a follow-up for those who have taken the BLAST babysitting course (but is not a prerequisite). It will be taught by the BLAST babysitting instructors who have been certified through the American Heart Association. Students must attend the entire time to be certified. Certification cards will be sent via email. The class will be located at the High School LMTC. Students may bring a snack or lunch to have during class break. To register, visit For more information, contact Diane at the Community Education Office (849-2000, ext. 8020). A second CPR class for kids will be offered July 17 from noon-5:30 p.m., but attendance at both is not required.

June 27: Patriotic Concert

The annual Patriotic Concert presented will be presented by the Waunakee Community Band on Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m. in the Village Park gazebo. The Waunakee Lions Club will serve supper starting at 5:30 p.m. (shredded beef of turkey, hot dogs, baked potato or chips, soda and water) and Edward Jones will provide ice cream treats throughout the evening. The Waunakee American Legion Post 360 and VFW Post 11244 will be an important part of the evening as well as Waunakee Scouts and Uncle Sam. The Waunakee Patriotic Choir, under the direction of Jerry Johnson, will join the band for the evening’s concert.

June 30: WaunaFest Run Early Registration

The 41st Annual WaunaFest Run early registration deadline is fast approaching on June 30. Participants can register now to save on the fee; fees go up July 1. The fun will start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 27. With 10-mile and 5K timed races, a 2-mile Walk and a Kiddie Run, there is something for everyone at any fitness level. Registration includes an official WaunaFest Run Race Shirt, awards for top finishers, live DJ entertainment, post run refreshments and more. Events start at Waunakee Village Park near the gazebo. For more information visit

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