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July 25: Community Band Concert

Join the Waunakee Community Band for its final concert of the summer season in the High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 25. This is the annual “Pie and Ice Cream Night.” Come and enjoy homemade pie as well as ice cream and root beer floats. You may get refreshments from 5:45 to 6:45, during intermission and after the concert.

July 25-28: WaunaFest Chamber Beer Garden

The Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce invites the community to join them between the softball diamonds at Centennial Park on July 25-28. Come enjoy ice cold beverages, live music, and front row seats for the Waunafest softball tournament. The Garden will open Thursday at 6 p.m. for the first pitch of the big event. Friday, the gate opens at 5 p.m. with local band, Country Wide, rocking the tent from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, come enjoy the whole day! We will be up and running at 10:30 a.m. Banana Wind, a tribute to Jimmy Buffett, will entertain the crowd from 3-6 p.m. followed by Retro Specz Classic Rock Band from 8 p.m.-midnight, and on Sunday after the parade from 2:30-4pm, The Big Squeezy Accordion Band with Hy Miller.

July 25-28: Live Music from the Legion beer tent

The Waunakee American Legion Post 360 WaunaFest beer tent will be open July 25-28. On Friday, from 9 p.m.-12:30 p.m., Boogie and the Yo-Yos play; Saturday, from 9-12:30 p.m., Road Trip will play. Sunday, from 1-5 p.m. the Dave Austin Klinger band will play. The Legion will also participate in Sunday’s WaunaFest Parade.

July 25-28: Springfield Club Concession Stand

The Springfield Community Club will have a concession stand at Waunafest again this year. The stand is located in the shelter between the ball diamonds. It will be open on Thursday 5-10 p.m. and Friday night through Sunday (till Little League games are over). It will serve: Ribeye Steak sandwiches (not Thurs), Milio’s subs (turkey & ham), Hot Beef sandwiches, Hot Ham Sandwiches, plus chips, candy bars, pickles on a stick, soda and water. The Springfield Community Club is a non-profit organization that serves mainly the Town of Springfield residents. It provides an Easter Egg Hunt for children, delivers fruit baskets to senior citizens, sponsors a Hunter Safety Class and donates to various local causes—Schumacher Farm, Indian Lake, benefits, etc. For more information on the Springfield Community Club, contact Linda Ripp at (608) 849-7643 or linrown@gmail.com.

July 26: WaunaFest Run Packet Pick-Up

Pre-registered participants are encouraged to stop by the Waunakee Village Center, 333 S. Madison St. on Friday, July 26 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. (no early access available), to pick up race shirts, bib numbers, timing tags and Kiddie Run goody bags. Walk Up Registration will also be available on Friday 3:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturday 6-7:15 a.m. with limited quantities of t-shirts available. Contact the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce at (608) 849-5977 or office@waunakeechamber.com with questions.

July 27: 33rd Annual Waunafest Arts & Craft Fair

The Waunakee Lioness Club will sponsor the 33rd Annual Waunafest Arts & Craft Fair on Saturday, July 27, at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Centennial Park, 901 South Holiday Dr. Exhibitors from in and out of state will be displaying handmade wood crafts, jewelry, photography, paintings, pottery and more. In addition to sponsoring the Arts & Craft Show, the Waunakee Lioness Club will be serving food on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. Barbecued pulled pork and hot beef sandwiches will be available plus refreshments. In addition, healthy snacks of fresh carrots, cherry tomatoes and string cheese will be available.

July 27: Wauna Spike

The Waunakee Lions Club will organize the 24th Annual Wauna Spike, a co-ed, six-person volleyball tournament. This year’s tournament will be held Saturday, July 27, at the Ripp Park soccer fields. People of all ages are eligible to participate. Pool competition begins at 8:30 a.m. and will run until roughly 1 p.m. Playoffs are expected to conclude around 6 p.m. Play will occur in three divisions: Power, Intermediate & Recreation. Underhand serves will be required for the Recreation Division. Teams will be required to field 3 men and 3 women for tournament play. Team entries cost $90 each. Each team will be guaranteed 8 games prior to the beginning of playoffs. Teams making the playoffs will then participate in a single elimination playoff format. Cash prizes will be available for Power & Intermediate Divisions. Recreation will have “fun” prizes.

July 27: WaunaFest Run

The 41st Annual WaunaFest Run, a signature community event and Waunakee tradition, is Saturday, July 27, at 7:30 a.m. WaunaFest Run offers 10 Mile and 5K timed races, 2 Mile Walk and Kiddie Run. Run registration includes an official WaunaFest Run Race Shirt, awards for top finishers, live DJ entertainment, post run refreshments & tons of FUN!! Something for everyone at any fitness level. Events start at Village Park near the gazebo. For more information visit www.waunafestrun.org.

July 27: WaunaFest KIDDIE Run

Kids 8 and under are invited to the 9th Annual WaunaFest Kiddie Run. At 9:30 a.m. on July 27, kids will line up by age groups behind the Village Center and race down the course home stretch to the official WaunaFest Run finish line! All pre-registered participants receive a KIDDIE Run race shirt and goody bag. Visit waunafestrun.org to register before July 24. Walk Up registration will be available at Packet Pick Up on July 26 if spots are still open. Registration is limited to the first 250 kids.

July 27 & 28: KC’s WaunaFest Pancake Breakfast

The Knights of Columbus WaunaFest Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, 8 to 10 a.m. in the Centennial Park Shelter prepared by the St. John’s & St. Mary of the Lake Knights of Columbus.

July 28: WaunaFest Car Show

The 7th annual Waunafest car show will be held on Sunday July 28, at Centennial Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All makes, models and years are welcome. There is a $10 entry fee. All proceeds will be donated to the Waunafest committee for local charities. Fifteen participant voting awards and one best of show and one children’s choice award will be presented at 2:30 p.m. There are new trophies this year. Show cars should look for the signs for entering off of Holiday Drive. McDonald’s value meal certificates will be given to the first 65 vehicles. Knights of Columbus breakfast at the adjoining park shelter. Softball games on two diamonds. Two beer tents on the grounds. Carnival rides and games for kids of all ages. Five different service clubs will serve a variety of food items. Any questions contact Mike Mcilwee at mikemcilwee@gmail.com or (608) 849-5306.

July 29 & 31: Waunakee Wave Fall/Winter Evaluations

The Waunakee Wave Swim Team, a year-round, non-profit youth swim program, is having evaluations on Monday, July 29, and Wednesday, July 31, at 6:15 p.m. at the Waunakee High School Aquatic Center. Evaluations are for all groups on the competitive team, and learners levels, for the 2019-20 Fall/Winter session. Visit www.waunakeewave.org for group descriptions and the current schedule. Please contact Head Age Group Coach Sandy Kuecker at sandy.kuecker@waunakeewave.org with questions or to schedule evaluation times.

Aug. 1: VFW Post 11244 Meeting

Waunakee VFW Post 11244 will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 1, in the American Legion clubhouse beginning at 7 p.m. Prior to the meeting there will be a cookout. Coals will be ready by 5:45 p.m. Bring your choice of meat, a place setting and a dish to pass. All veterans are welcome. For more information, call Byron Dennison at 849-9414.

Aug. 1: New Waunakee Library Grand Opening

The new Waunakee Public Library on North Madison will host a grand opening Thursday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. The community is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by tours of the new library, activities for the whole family, and refreshments. Tours will continue until 6 p.m.

Aug. 1: Waunakee Memory Café

The Dementia Friendly Waunakee Committee will sponsor its monthly Memory Café on Thursday, Aug. 1, 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 “Childhood Toys.” Those attending are invited to bring a favorite toy or game to share. Refreshments will be provided. Further information is available by calling the Waunakee Senior Center at 849-8385.

Aug. 5: Diabetes Screening

A free diabetes screening will be offered at the Waunakee Food Pantry, 806H, S Division St., on Aug, 5 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. This diabetes screening is intended to measure and assess your risk of having pre-diabetes/diabetes. Heather Walker RPh, Pharmacy Manager at Waunakee Hometown Pharmacy will conduct the screening. Educational materials and resources on how to manage the disease, find reduced-cost resources, and more will be available. This screening is a collaboration of the Waunakee Lions Club, Waunakee Hometown Pharmacy and Waunakee Food Pantry. Information about the new 12-month National Diabetes Prevention Program for people who have pre-diabetes will be available.

Aug. 7: Girls’ swim team Scoopie Night

The Waunakee High School girls’ swim team will host a Scoopie Night on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 4-8 p.m. at Culver’s in Waunakee. During this time, a portion of all sales inside and at the drive- thru will be donated to the WHS Girls’ Swim Team Booster Club.

Aug. 7: National Night Out

The Waunakee Police Department will host National Night Out festivities at Waunakee Village Park Aug. 7 from 5-7 p.m. National Night night, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored by the Waunakee Police Department, will involve more than 10,000 communities from all 60 states. National Night Out is designed to: heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, anti-crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community relationships; and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and united with the police in their efforts to make Waunakee a safe place to live. There will be activities for kids, prizes, free brats and hot dogs, and numerous displays by various law enforcement agencies.

Aug. 7: American Legion Post 360 Executive Board

The Waunakee American Legion Post 360 Executive Board meeting will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 7.

Aug. 8: American Legion 100th Anniversary Party

The American Legion 100th Anniversary Party is Aug. 8 with cocktails starting at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and then dinner at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, email the commander at Waunakeeamericanlegion360@gmail.com.

Aug. 13: Tai Chi and Qigong in the Park

A Tai Chi and Qigong program in the park behind the Village Center will take place Tuesday, Aug. 13. There is no charge, but participants are asked to contact the Waunakee Senior Center at 849-8385 to register. In case of rain, the session will be held in the lower level studio. Those more comfortable exercising from a chair can bring their own chair.

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