333 South Madison Street

Waunakee, WI 53597

Phone: 850-5992

Safety policies and procedures are in place based on PHMDC COVID 19 guidelines for all programs and activities offered by our department. To participate in any activities at the Village Center you must follow all of our health and safety plans.

The Village Center fitness center and walking track are now open. These facilities are available by appointment only with a limit of 20 customers per hour. If you are interested in scheduling a time for a walk or a work-out, please call the Welcome Desk at 608-850-5992.

The facility is open Monday thru Thursday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and closed on Sundays. We recommend that you reach out to us by phone (608.850.5992) or email (villagecenterinfo@waunakee.com) if at all possible.

Registration is required for all events and programs unless otherwise noted.

Baseball, Softball and T-Ball — It is time to start thinking about spring and summer!! Waunakee Youth Baseball and Softball registration is now open. We have t-ball, softball and baseball programs for ages 4-14. You can get more information by going to www.waunakee.com/recretion and click on the Waunakee Youth Baseball and Softball link. Please remember to enroll your child based on the grade they are currently enrolled in this spring. Fees, dates and times vary based on grades.

Ice Skating Lessons — Wednesdays, 6:20-6:50 p.m. and 7:05-7:35 p.m.; We offer ice skating lessons at The Ice Pond for ages 3 to adult. The next session begins April 14. Call the Village Center today to determine the best level for you.

8 Weeks to Wellness — We are what we do, and we cannot manage what we haven’t measured! Join this 8-week behavior change seminar focused on pursuing your personal health and wellness goals one behavior at a time! Please join us for a deeper dive into finding your WHY with lifestyle change. Determining a deeper why will provide you with a stronger foundation for change. You’ll learn how to evaluate your daily habits in a way that will give you deeper insight on how to create actionable long-term change in your life. This 8-week course is facilitated by Waunakee resident Becky Langton, MA. $120/Residents and $130/Non-Residents. Wednesdays, April 14 – June 2, 9-10:30 a.m.

Find Calm Amidst the Chaos — With all the stress in the world today, we can find ourselves easily overwhelmed. Take some time for yourself to learn simple techniques to be used anytime, anywhere to ease your mind, access your intuition, strengthen your immune system, get better sleep, and find your calm in less than 5 minutes! Learn how to utilize HeartMath® evidence-based techniques to help reduce stress and optimize performance. Deepen your understanding and validate your progress while you see what is going on inside your body in real time using HeartMath® technology. Learn how to change your heart rhythm pattern to create physiological coherence, an increased harmony in our mind, emotions, and body. You can participate in person or virtual. Instructor: Kim Flood, HMCT HeartMath® Certified Trainer and Coach. $10/Residents and $15/Non-Residents

Session I — Tuesday, April 13, 6 p.m.

Session II — Saturday, April 17, 11 a.m.

Virtual Workshops on Wellness Presentation

Topic: “Immunity 101”

Presenter: Dr. Kamen Blau, Apex Chiropractic

Wednesday, April 14, 7 p.m. via Zoom

Workshops on Wellness presentations take place the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. and cover a wide range of health and wellness topics. This program is sponsored by the Waunakee Village Center and Waunakee Lions Club and is free to join. If you are interested in being notified of the monthly topics and would like to receive a link to the presentation, please email Travis at tsteuber@waunakee.com or call 608-850-5992 to be added to an email list.

Beginning Guitar Lessons — Youth Lessons (Ages 10-17), Thursday, April 22 – Thursday, June 24, 4:30-5:25 p.m.; Adult Lessons (Ages 18+) – Thursday, April 22 – Thursday, June 24, 5:30-6:25 p.m.; Did you know you can play many pop, folk, or rock songs with just three chords? Learn basic guitar techniques, chord shapes and some music theory and open up the wonderful world of guitar playing. You’ll be amazed at how fast you can learn to play the world’s most popular instrument. Participants must bring their own guitar, but no experience is necessary. There will also be an additional fee to purchase a Guitar Method Book. A link will be provided to order the book once the class participation minimum is met.

YEL! Junior Robotics — Mondays, May 3 – June 14, 5-6 p.m., Grades 1-5; Each {YEL!} Junior Robotics class follows four basic components. Teach It! Students are taught the basic STEM engineering concepts behind each project. Build It! Students use LEGO® bricks to build a walking giant, ferocious lion, terrible pterodactyl and more. Program It! Then they program the project to walk, roar, flap its wings and more using drag-and-drop icon-based software. Play It! Finally they play with their project, modify it, create extensions and have fun working with it.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or program.

YEL! Grandmasters of Chess — Tuesdays, May 4 – June 8, 5-6 p.m., Grades K-5; New and returning students invited. This session focuses on advanced beginner and intermediate concepts. The {YEL!} Teach it! Practice it! Play it! method keeps chess students progressing through 60+ chess lessons and thousands of puzzles as well as guided games and in-class tournaments. Class fee includes a Chesskid.com membership for the session ($49 annual value).

YEL! Extreme STEM: Copters & Spy Planes — Wednesday, May 5 – June 9, 5-6 p.m., Grades K-3; This program is STEM Enrichment using LEGO® bricks for the 21st Century learner. Each {YEL!} STEM class follows four basic components: Teach It! Each class students are taught the basic STEM engineering concepts behind each project. Build It! Students use LEGO® bricks to build a helicopter, egg beater, paddle boat and spy plane. Explore It!

Then they use the project to explore basic engineering concepts — this session is focused on gearing concepts. Play It! Finally they play with their project, modify it, create extensions and have fun working with it. Sign up today to THINK, LEARN and PLAY WELL with {YEL!}. For more details about {YEL!} STEM classes, visit YouthEnrichmentLeague.com.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or program.

YEL! Fencing — Thursdays, May 6 – June 10, 5-6:00 p.m., Grades 2-5; New and returning students invited! Join this fast growing Olympic sport. Each {YEL!} fencing class follows four basic components. Teach It! Hall of Fame Olympic Fencing Coach Ro Sobalvarro crafts our lessons and curriculum. Practice It! Students pair up and practice the fencing move or concept, rotate partners and repeat. Move It! Students then participate in fencing matches using only the moves taught so far. Play It! 10-15 minutes each class students fence with multiple fencers at their skill level. All equipment is provided.

Take-Home Kit: Home Décor Frame — Take home all the pieces and assembly instructions to make your very own home decor frame. After registering you will receive an email to inform you when the kit will be ready for pick up at the Village Center. : Kits are for ages 16+ and available for purchase until July 31, 2021.

Take-Home Kit: Recipe Book — This recipe book kit comes with recipe cards and decorative pages. Add photos and notes to each page to make it your own. After registering you will receive an email to inform you when the kit will be ready for pick up at the Village Center. Kits are for ages 16+ and available for purchase until July 31, 2021.

Check out our website at www.waunakee.com/recreation for a complete list of programs, events and pricing.

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