Chamber & Community Events as of: January 21, 2020

01-11 through 02-07 - Photography, Poetry & Music at the DCCA Join us for our first show of 2020 as we celebrate poetry, music and photography. We will have original music compositions on display as well as photography from our areas best photographers and amazing poetry from some of the best. We have shortened the length of our shows so that we can showcase as much of the area's talent as possible in 2020, so don't wait. This is one show you can't afford to miss! January 10 through February 7, 2020 Thursday & Friday 2pm — 5pm Saturday 11am — 5pm Sunday 1pm — 4pm 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Fees: Free & Open to the Public Location: Dodge County Center for the Arts 130 W. Maple Ave Contact: DCCA 920-341-2678 - [email protected]

01-12 through 03-08 - Square Dance Lessons Square dancing is a unique group dance that is a stimulating and mentally challenging activity for couples, singles and families. Each dancer needs to learn roughly 69 calls and be able to execute them as they are called by the caller. Tom Nickel, a Local Square Dance Caller, will lead you through the calls to BE a MAINSTREAM DANCER. Sunday Evening 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fees: The first lesson is free, thereafter $6.00 per person.
(Tom will keep instructing until all can dance at the Mainstream level. This usually takes about 20/24 weeks) Location: Willson Elementary School Cafeteria 405 W. 3rd Street Beaver Dam WI Enter playground/parking lot from West Street Contact: Bob or Bonnie Sweeney phone: 920-386-2951 or Janet Willard [email protected] - [email protected]

01-21 - Cooking Demo With Chef Kylie at the Beaver Dam Library Taste and talk your way to a healthier you this year. Be inspired to enjoy delicious food with good people. Meet Chef Kylie who has a featured recipe in Dan Buettner's latest cookbook and enter to win your own copy of the New York Times Bestselling book The Blue Zones Kitchen! Watch her create her recipe, enjoy a free sample, and connect with others during this casual, healthy eating focused demonstration. Fees: Location: Beaver Dam Community Library 311 N Spring St, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916 Contact: Trina Justman Reichert- [email protected] -

01-22 - Purpose Workshop Blue Zones Project Dodge County Bees and Honey. Friends and Happiness. MMC-BD and Healthcare. You and Purpose! Some things naturally go together. And they exist for a reason: to do something that makes life better. It’s their purpose. And you have one, too. WANT TO KNOW YOUR PURPOSE? People with purpose are happier, more successful and they live longer. And that means more time to focus on what matters to you. We’ll help you pinpoint your purpose and find your why. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fees: Free Location: Marshfield Medical Center-BD, 707 S University Ave, Beaver Dam Contact: Trina Justman Reichert- [email protected] -

01-22 - Annual Dinner The Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to its Annual Dinner and recognition of the 2020 Business, Citizen and Non-Profit of the Year: Date: Wednesday, January 2nd, 2020 Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Place: Old Hickory Golf Club Cost: $32.00 per person Sit down dinner beginning at 5:30 pm Honoring: Hometown Glass & Improvement as Business of the Year Kraig Kasten as Citizen of the Year Community Care Preschool & Child Care as Non-Profit of the Year Nancy Zieman as First Annual Legacy Citizen Award OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 5-8 pm Fees: $32 per person, call for special pricing for larger groups Location: Old Hickory Golf Club W7596 WI-33, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Contact: Beaver Dam Chamber (920) 887-8879 - [email protected]

01-23 - How to Start Your Own Business Workshop Series This series of 5 consecutive workshops are designed to give you the management skills and resources necessary to succeed in today’s competitive market. Take one or all 5 workshops, each 3 hours. No class on 3/19. Registration requested at least one week prior to class. Fees: Location: MPTC - Beaver Dam Campus 700 Gould Street, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Contact: Moraine Park- (800) 472-4554 -

01-24 - Dodge County Concert Association Concert imothy Chooi, violin w/ piano accompaniment Born in Vancouver, BC & lives in Philadelphia Curtis School of Music and Juilliard School of Music Fees: Location: Beaver Dam High School Auditorium 500 Gould Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Contact: [email protected] -

01-25 - Haiku Workshop at the Dodge County Center for the Arts Join us for a haiku writing workshop led by Jan Richardson. The even will be held on January 25th from 1-2:30 pm at the dodge County Center for the Arts. Find out how you can turn a simple 5-7-5 syllable structure into a work of beauty. writing searching for the right words bring ideas to life in your mind A $5 donation is suggested. 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Fees: Suggested Donation of $5 Location: Dodge County Center for the Arts 130 W. Maple Avenue Contact: DCCA 920-341-0678 - [email protected]

01-25 - Cabin Fever Fest This is a one day festival encouraging people of all ages to get out of their homes to enjoy some winter fun with family and friends. Cabin Fever Fest has a variety of actives including sledding, skating, crafts, music, wagon rides, demonstrations, food, and much more. Fees: Location: Crystal Lake Park- W8061 Brookwood Cir, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Contact: The Watermark, Community Activities & Services (920) 887-4639 -

01-27 through 02-01 - BDACT 'Jungle Book' Theatre Camp (anyone 1st -8th grade) Who: BDACT with Compass Creative Dramatics and anyone in 1st-8th grade. What: A week long theatre experience. Audition, rehearse, and perform a unique version of THE JUNGLE BOOK in just one week! An abandoned baby…a crew of cheeky monkeys…one menacing tiger determined to destroy the peace of the jungle. Join Mowgli, Baloo, Akela, and all of the jungle creatures as they race for survival against Shere Khan and his band of jackals! Where: BDACT Fine Arts Center, 117 West Maple Ave. 920-885-6891 [email protected] When: Auditions & Rehearsal-Monday, January 27—4:30-7:45 PM Rehearsals-Tuesday, January 28-Friday, January 31—4:30-7:45 PM Performances-Saturday, February 1—2:00 PM & 7:00 PM All times are mandatory. With this being a one-week camp, missing any rehearsal time means you are missing learning parts of the performance. How much: Registration is $40 per child. Please mail this registration form and money (checks made out to BDACT) to the below address. There are only 75 spots available and will be filled as registrations are received. If spots are available, registration will also be available at auditions on Monday, January 27. BDACT P.O. Box 216 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 For questions, please contact coordinator Mark Lefeber at [email protected] or 920-960-9721 What is this program? Your child will learn and grow throughout the week as an individual, valued part of a collaborative team. Compass Creative Dramatics residencies encourage students to have fun and explore the dramatic arts by participating in a full production of a classic children’s story. During their theatre residency, kids will be part of a collaborative artistic process that encourages teamwork — while still inspiring them to take ownership of and pride in their unique ideas and capabilities. Theatre residencies are a great opportunity to make new friends. Students are grouped by age for the afternoon activities, allowing age-appropriate lesson planning. They are integrated during rehearsals, so your student will learn how to collaborate with students from first grade up through middle school students. CCD encourages kids to expand their horizons by stretching their creativity muscles. Our programming encourages imagination and critical thinking, providing a safe environment in which kids can take healthy risks and explore their strengths and weaknesses. Throughout the week, our students learn about themselves and discover how to turn their limitations into assets. CCD residencies are a great way to supplement previous and ongoing theatre experience, or to introduce students to theatre for the first time. Since the program is designed to be customized and flexible to a wide variety of ages, experience, and talents, we are able to adjust the teaching and guidance as well as the level of difficulty for each student, which means that whether your child is a veteran of the stage or a first-timer, we’ll be glad to help nurture them and challenge them to further growth. Schedule: Each day, the tour actor/educators will rehearse with the students for three hours plus one 15-minute break. Food: Please send along a packed dinner for your child to eat during the break. Also, make sure they have a snack after school. On Monday, the directors meet all the children and cast them in their roles through a simple, no-pressure audition — no preparation necessary. After the audition, roles are announced, and rehearsal schedules are distributed. On Tuesday through Thursday, all students are called for the entire rehearsal, including a fifteen-minute structured break. On Friday, all students are called for a dress rehearsal during the same time. Saturday is two performances of the show at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm! Tickets will be available for $9.00 Jan 27 thru Jan 31 -4:30pm to 7:45pm/ Feb 1- 2pm & 7pm Fees: $40 per child Location: BDACT Fine Arts Center, 117 W. Maple Ave. Beaver Dam, WI Contact: Mark Lefeber, 920-960-9721 [email protected] - [email protected]

01-28 through 02-25 - BDLIA Monthly Meeting The monthly meeting of the Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association (BDLIA) will be held the last Tuesday of each month at the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce, located at 127 S. Spring St. beginning at 7 pm. The public is welcome to attend and ask questions or make comments before the meeting begins. For more information call920-356-1200. [email protected] 7:00 pm Fees: Free Location: Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce 127 S. Spring St. Contact: Bill Boettge, 920-356-1200 - [email protected]

02-07 - Have a Heart For Charity Enjoy a sweet evening with friends Shop for Valentines Day and fight sex trafficking Local artisans and wares, live entertainment, and refreshments. 4:00 pm-7:30 pm Fees: $0 Location: W7444 Hwy 33 Beaver Dam, 53916 Contact: Tracy Scheffler 920-344-0971 [email protected] - [email protected]

02-15 - Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience Rave On re-invents the ordinary tribute show with an electrifying, high-energy, rock n' roll extravaganza featuring America's Premiere Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan, who is a dead-ringer for the legendary rocker. Backed by the rockin’ Rave On Band, their incredibly musicianship helps to ignite the stage and breathe new life into the music of Buddy Holly. In this rock and roll tour-de-force, audiences will experience all the thrills of a Buddy Holly concert re-imagined which includes such hits as “Peggy Sue”, “Raining in My Heart”, “It’s So Easy”, “That’ll Be the Day”, “True Love Ways”, “Oh Boy” and of course, “Rave On”. But, that’s only part of it! In a unique twist, Billy as ‘Buddy’ celebrates the birth of an era and pays homage to his fellow rockers Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper. Billy McGuigan has received national attention and critical acclaim for his portrayals of the legendary Buddy Holly. Audiences continue to be awed by his energy, realism, sincerity and talent. The role of ‘Buddy’ has taken him all over the United States, having appeared in over 400 performances of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story”. Billy’s performances in “Buddy” have broken box office and attendance records in six theatres across the country, catching the attention of the writers and producers who chose Billy as their “Preferred Buddy Holly” in the United States. Billy took that success and developed this unique and exciting new tribute, RAVE ON!, which continues that record-breaking tradition with an all-new concert format. A must see for any rock & roll fan! 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Fees: $25.00 each - General Admission Tickets Location: Beaver Dam High School Auditorium, 500 W Gould Street Contact: Deea Breunig [email protected] 920.887.4851 - [email protected]

03-16 - Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association Annual Banquet Support the Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association and their efforts to improve and protect the Beaver Dam Lake by attending their 24th annual fundraising banquet. Dinner is your choice of prime rib or a seafood platter. Join the fun with raffles, prizes, games, and auctions! 5:15-10:00 p.m. Fees: $48/person Location: Bayside Supper Club, W9231 Co Rd G, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Contact: Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association, P.O. Box 33, Beaver Dam, WI 53916, 920-356-1200, [email protected] - [email protected]

04-04 - Sportsmen's Rummage Sale Sportsmen's Rummage Sale. 12th annual event. A wide selection of new and used sporting equipment will be available.Everything for the hunter,trapper and fisherman.Items offered will include,but are not limited to, Rods,reels,fishing lures,knives,Guns, ammunition,archery equipment,decoys and collector items.Other larger items, such as, tree stands,boat motors,hunting tents,and boats have been offered at previous sales. 8:00 AM to 1:00 P.M. Fees: $2.00 entry fee on day of sale. Vendor cost is $20.00 for 8 ft. table inside. $15.00 for 6 ft. table inside. Rent 8 ft outside table for $15.00. Larger items, Boats A.T.V. etc. $15.00 per item. Location: Beaver Dam American Legion. 300 Beichl Avenue, Beaver Dam. Intersection of Beichl and Wayland Street. Across From Nancy's Notions Factory. Plenty of street parking available Contact: Interested sellers or sale questions: Harold Drake Phone (cell) 920-344-6443. Home 920-386-2831 E-mail: [email protected] - [email protected]


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