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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 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. 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: Tai Chi and Qigong in the Park

Tai Chi and Quigong sessions will be offered in the park behind the Waunakee Village Center June 6, July 18 and Aug. 13. There is no charge, but participants are asked to contact the Waunakee Area Senior Center to register by calling 849-8385. In case of rain, the sessions will be held in the lower level studio. If you are more comfortable exercising from a chair than standing, feel free to bring your chair.

June 6: VFW Post 11244 Meeting

Waunakee VFW Post 11244 will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, June 6, 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.

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.

June 8: Brat Fest

Waunakee Memorial VFW Post 11244 will hold a Brat Fest as a fund raiser on Saturday, June 8, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot. U.S. Flags will be given to all who attend in honor of Flag Day.

June 11: Live From Park Concert

The Live From the Park concert series opens June 11 when the SpareTime Bluegrass Band plays at 6:30 p.m. at the Waunakee Village Park Gazebo on S. Division Street. Food carts open at 5:30 p.m. The series runs Tuesday evenings in June and July (no concert July 2). Attendees can bring a blanket or chairs to sit on and bring their own dinner or purchase food from the varying groups of food cards available.

June 11: Memoir Writing Workshop

The Waunakee Public Library will present a Memoir Writing Workshop Tuesday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m. Join memoir-ist Amy Laundrie, author of Laugh, Cry, Reflect: Stories from a Joyful Heart. as she provides writing prompts to help writers on your their way.

June 12: Current Scams and Red Flags

Tiffany Bernhardt Schultz, Southwest Regional Director for the Better Business Bureau will discuss ways in which the Better Business Bureau (BBB) can help consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. The BBB collects consumer data on scams via the ScamTracker tool. Learn about the latest scams targeting consumers of all ages, how to spot them and what to do if you’re a victim. This Workshop on Wellness program is Wednesday, June 12, 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.

June 12: Wrestlebackers Meeting

Waunakee Wrestlebackers monthly meeting will be Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Room #1115 at the Waunakee High School. Parents and fans supporting wrestlers of all ages are encouraged to attend. Waunakee Wrestlebackers is a booster club promoting the sport of wrestling and raising funds to support youth and high school wrestlers.

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 joint 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. The purpose of the Auxiliary is to support the American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of veterans and their families. For more information, call 608-628-2530 or send a message to

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 18: Dine out for the Waunakee 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.

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. We ask that each student bring his or her own doll or stuffed animal to class to use for practice. Students may bring a snack and/or sack lunch. Students will not leave the premises during the class. 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.

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