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June 30: Patriotic Concert

The annual Patriotic Concert presented by the Waunakee Community Band will be on June 30 at 7 p.m. in the Village Park gazebo. The Waunakee Lions Club will serve supper starting at 5 p.m. Edward Jones will provide ice cream treats throughout the evening. The Waunakee Patriotic Choir, under the direction of Jean Erickson, will join the band for the evening’s concert. Waunakee Scouts and Uncle Sam will participate in the evening’s activities, as well as the Waunakee American Legion Post 360 and VFW members. All military, retired and active will be honored. 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.

July 4: WaunaBoom

WaunaBoom, Waunakee’s July 4th celebration, will take place at Ripp Park with activities and throughout the day culminating with a fireworks display that evening. For a complete schedule, visit the village’s website,, and following the link WaunaBoom. The day will begin at 2 p.m. with family friendly activities like a caricature artist, face painting, chalk walk, bike parade, food vendors, bands etc. Volunteers are also needed. Visit: to sign up.

July 5: Live from the Park

The Live from the Park summer concert series continues Tuesday, July 5, at 6:30 p.m. when the Beth Kills Band plays rock at the Village Park Gazebo. Food carts will set up at 5:30 p.m.

July 5: Swim Lessons

The Waunakee Aquatic Center Summer Preschool Swimming Lessons sessions begin July 5 for children ages 3-5. The first daytime session runs July 5-14 (seven classes due to holiday), with sessions to follow July 18-28, and Aug. 1-11. Classes meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks with eight classes in all. An evening session will be held July 19-Aug. 11 with classess meeting Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks. The sessions are $45 for residents and $55 for non-residents. For information, visit To register, call 849-2420. Cash or check payment is due at the time of registration.

July 6: Rep. Pocan staff in Waunakee

Outreach staff from Rep. Mark Pocan’s office will be in Waunakee to work directly with constituents to answer questions and help address concerns with federal agencies, including the Department of Veteran Affairs and Social Security Administration from 10-11 a.m. July 6 at the Waunakee Public Library.

July 7: Brass Band concert

The Madison Brass Band will present a concert at the gazebo in the Village Park on Thursday, July 7, at 7 p.m. Come and enjoy this wonderful group of brass musicians! This group has played all over the midwest and has scored in the top brass bands at area competitions. Several of their members are from the village of Waunakee and surrounding area. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on and in case of inclement weather the concert will be held in the High School PAC.

July 7: WNC Student Team meeting

Waunakee area students are invited to join others and be a part of helping Waunakee area families. A meeting will be held for students to see what the Waunakee Neighborhood Connection and the student team are all about. Sign up to be a member of the WNC Student Team at www.waunakeeneigh!

July 8: WNC Car Wash

The Waunakee Neighborhood Connection Car Wash will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the WNC Store parking lot. Let volunteers from Summit Credit Union and the Student Team wash your vehicle. You will have a clean vehicle for the weekend and help out WNC at the same time.

July 8: Schumacher Farm Fridays: Kites

Geared towards children ages 5-8 years old, this Taste of Summer series at Schumacher Farm Park takes place on Fridays in July from 9-11 a.m. This week we explore the history and science behind kites, as kids build and decorate their very own kites to take home. We’ll also practice some flying techniques and safety tips on our windy hill. The cost is $15 for non-members or $10 for non-members. Register online at

July 11: New WNC client registration

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection offers programs and services to help families with securing basic resources, such as clothing, household items, and information. WNC operates a household items and resource sharing facility, and allows shopping at no cost to clients once per month. Clients do not need to meet any minimum salary requirements, nor go through any referral program. New client registration for Waunakee Neighborhood Connection is available to potential clients on July 11 at 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Call to reserve a spot: (608) 849-5740.

July 12: Live from the Park

The Live from the Park Summer Concert series continues on July 12 when Staff Infection plays country music at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Park Gazebo. Food carts will arrive at 5:30 p.m.

July 12: Winter Wanderers picnic

The Waunakee Winter Wanderers will hold their annual picnic on July 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Sam and Chris Landes House, 7353 Springhelt Dr., Dane, 849-7680. RSVP to Sue Endres at 849-4417 no later than July 6 if attending.

July 13: Rotary Senior Picnic

The Waunakee Rotary Club’s Senior Citizen Picnic will be at Waunakee’s Centennial Park on Wednesday, July 13, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

July 13: Workshop on Wellness

Returning by popular demand, Senior Nutritionist Donna Weihofen, RD, MS will present a program entitled, “Eating the Mediterranean Way.” The diet combines old world tastes with new flavors and vibrant colors to create a truly healthy cuisine. The Mediterranean Diet can help reduce your risk of developing some major chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. The program will run Wednesday, July 13, 7 to 8 p.m. at the lower level of the Waunakee Village Center. Workshops on Wellness are sponsored jointly by Waunakee Lions Club and Waunakee Village Center.

July 13: Birding in the Andes Mountains

Glenn Chambliss, Professor Emeritus from the Department of Bacteriology at UW-Madison, will give a talk on birding in the Andes Mountains on July 20, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M, in Middleton. The Andes Mountains area in Northern Peru is very rich in avifauna but little explored by international birders, nor is it well equipped to handle ecotourists. Even so, for serious birders, the rewards far outweigh any hardships encountered. Chambliss, was among several birding friends from Madison, Wisconsin who recorded 575 species of birds on their Peruvian guide-led birding expedition to Peru. Join us for dinner and a slide show presentation. Learn more and register by July 6, 2016 at

July 12: Open Mic Night

The Waunakee Neighborhood Connection will offer an open mic night at Yo! Frozen Yogurt Shop at 6 p.m, with the mic open at 7. Featured performances by Jordan Reed, Maddy Lomprey, Alec Phelps and others A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to Waunakee Neighborhood Connection.

July 13: WNC cord drop off, handyman day

Individuals who are good with tools and can volunteer at the Waunakee Neighborhood Connection store on July 13. It’s also a day to donate old cords and lights to Waunakee Neighborhood Connection. Any computer cords, old phone cords, USB cords or printer cords can be donated. If you are cleaning out those old small appliances, cut off those cords and donate them, too.

July 14: Community Band Concert

The Waunakee Community Band will present the fourth concert of the summer season on July 14 at 7 p.m. in the gazebo in Village Park. This concert will feature a tribute to one of the members who has passed away. Frozen custard treats from Culver’s will be available and the high school debate team will sell home baked goods and water. The very first “Community Band Festival” featuring 5 area community bands--McFarland, Reedsburg, Sun Prairie, Stoughton and Waunakee will be on Sunday, July 17 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Watch for more information about that event in the coming weeks. 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.

July 14: Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Wendy Cronin, ND, will discuss the history and healing principals of naturopathy and explain the benefits of holistic medicine for many of our current health conditions at the Waunakee Public Library July 14 at 7 p.m.

July 15: Schumacher Friday in July: Chickens

Geared towards children ages 5-8 years old, this Taste of Summer series takes place on Fridays in July from 9-11 a.m. This week kids will explore how to care for live chickens, as kids learn how to grind feed and collect eggs to take home. We’ll also go on a guided tour of our restored prairie lands to see many of Wisconsin’s native birds and their homes. Cost is $15 for non-members or $10 for non-members. Register online at

July 15-16: 1996 Class Reunion

The Class of 1996 will hold a reunion the weekend of July 15-16. On Friday, a pub crawl will begin at the Gold Nugget at 7 p.m. On Saturday, a family picnic will run from noon-4 p.m. at Westbridge Park, 1040 Kopp Road. Please RSVP. Bring a dish to pass, dessert or side, your own drinks, outdoor games, your family & some good stories. Cost is $20/Family. That evening, the group will meet at 7 p.m. at Lucky’s Waunakee, 1008 Quinn Drive (Warrior Room & Patio). The cost is $25/Individual $50/Couple and payment is due July 1 – Paypal or Check/Cash. For More information visit Facebook WHS Class of 1996 or email

July 16: Monarch Butterflies Workshop

Schumacher Farm Park will offer a workshop attracting and raising monarch butterflies on July 16.

Master Gardener Gae Bergmann will talk about the life of a Monarch butterfly and how she has raised over 500 of these butterflies. She has planted four varieties of milkweed plus a variety of flowers to nourish them, which has resulted in her homestead being certified as a “Monarch Waystation”.Attendees will learn why it is necessary to plant milkweed and how to make their property more inviting to butterflies. Environmental Educator, Alex Singer, will take the group on a nature walk through our restored prairie to point out butterfly attracting plants and the Monarchs visiting us now. The cost is $10 for non-members or $5 for non-members. Register online at

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