Chamber & Community Events as of: August 20, 2017

08-02 through 08-02 - Monthly Meeting of the Women's Affilaite Monthly Meeting of the Women’s Affiliate John's Bar on Madison Street. First Tuesday of every month except July. All members and interested parties are encouraged to attend. The Women’s Affiliate, founded by women business owners as an affiliated organization of the Chamber in the 1960s, invites women interested in promoting and enriching Beaver Dam to join their organization. Membership is only $20.00 per year, plus the cost of your meals at meetings. Fundraisers include the annual A Day In the Park Arts & Craft Fair hosted by the group each July in Swan Park, and afghan & fleece jacket sales year round. The Women's Affiliate hosts the largest handmade arts & crafts fair in the county on the second Sunday of July in Swan Park in Beaver Dam. The events is decades old. Every other month the meetings feature a speaker on a topic of interest to members. Meetings begin with cocktails at 6:00 pm and the dinner meeting begins at 6:30 PM. Contact the following for more information on membership in the WA: Evie (885-5388) or Gail (885-9767). womensaffiliate@gmail.com Any women interested are welcome to attend. First Tuesday of every month except July. Cocktails at 6, dinner meeting begins at 7. Fees: Meeting is free - Dinner is extra. Location: John's Bar - Madison Street, Beaver Dam Contact: - Womensaffiliate@gmail.com

04-06 through 12-28 - Homeschool Art Class Home School Art Class With Tami DeLisle For 1st grade through 12th. An art appreciation and skill building formatted class. Explore a famous artist each week and participate in an art making activity based on that artist. The projects are adapted to fit the needs and skill levels of each student. Held the first through fourth Thursdays of month. Depending upon registration and age students may be divided into two different time periods. Ages 6-11 meet from 1-2pm, ages 12 and up will meet from 2-3pm. Cost is $5 for members, $8 for non-members per session. Pay ahead or for multiple children and receive a discount. Contact us for pricing information. Fees: $5 for member, $8 for non-members. Discounts for Multiple Children Location: Beaver Dam Area Arts Association 1605 N. Spring St Contact: Jessalyn Braun (920) 885-3635 - bdaaa@seippelcenter.com

05-07 through 04-30 - American Legion Post 146 Bingo Bingo is held the First & Third Sunday of each month. Veteran's Center opens at 5:00 P.M. and starts selling cards at 5:30 P.M. Total of 17 games & #17 is the Progressive Blackout. Food & beverages are available. All ages are welcome. Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. games start at 6:30 P.M. Fees: Games 1 thru 15 are sold as a package of 15 sheets-one for each of the games-Prizes range from $50 to $200 ($3, $7, $11 & $15)
Games 16 & 17 - Prize for game #16 is $250.00 and game #17 is the Progressive Jackpot ($1, $3, $6 & $9) Location: 300 Beichl Ave., Beaver Dam, WI No food or drink may be brought onto the premises. Contact: Contact Kathy O'Brion at 920-887-7777 or email at VetCenterMgr@BeaverDamAmericanLegionPost146.com - VetCenterMgr@BeaverDamAmericanLegionPost146.com

08-02 through 09-06 - Community Art Project & Membership Event This year we will be combining The Community Art Project and The Membership Exhibit. All BDAAA members (or those who wish to become members) are invited to submit work for this exhibit. The second annual Community Art Project will be a collection of Community-made 6'x 6' canvases. The Community Art Project is intended to raise awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to the local community and encouraging participation from individuals of all ages and abilities, and to provide the BDAAA with funds through the sale of the miniature artworks. The 6'x 6' works of art created by the Community will collectively create a large-scale mosaic and will be displayed from September 9th-October 28th. Pick-up your mini canvases at the Seippel Center for the Arts! (Wed-Sun from 1-4) Everyone is encouraged to participate! 9 am to 8:30 pm Fees: Free admission & free parking Location: Beaver Dam Area Arts Association 1605 N. Spring St. Contact: Jessalyn Braun (920) 885-3635 - info@ymcaofdodgecounty.org

08-02 through 08-26 - Plein Air Exhibit Artists from all over Wisconsin participated in our, second annual, four day long, outdoor plein air painting event. The beautiful facades of our historic buildings, landscapes, Beaver Dam Lake area and other waterways and other points of interest within city limits were the subject matter. This is a wonderful, one-of-a-kind exhibit which highlights Beaver Dam. If you haven't checked it out yet, stop in before August 26th! Congratulations to all of the award winners! Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 4 pm or by appointment Fees: Free Location: Beaver Dam Area Arts Association 1605 N. Spring Street Contact: Jessalyn Braun (920) 885-3635 - bdaaa@seippelcenter.com

08-11 through 08-20 - BDACT: Into The Woods, musical Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM Book by JAMES LAPINE Directed by RYAN MADALA-KLUG Summer Main Stage Musical! Show Dates Friday, August 11 at 7:00 pm Saturday, August 12 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Sunday, August 13 at 2:00 pm Tuesday, August 15 at 7:00 pm Thursday, August 17 at 7:00 pm Friday, August 18 at 7:00 pm Saturday, August 19 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Sunday, August 20 at 2:00 pm TICKETS: $10, $15 & $17 available at Rechek's Food Pride in Beaver Dam. 920-887-7675. or on-line www.bdact.org, or at the door. PERFORMANCES: All performances will be held at the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre located at 219 N. Spring St. Sorry the building is not handicap accessible. PREVIEW NIGHT: Wednesday, August 9 at 7:00 pm. Help the cast prepare for performances at their final dress rehearsal. All seats $5.00. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. Aug 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, at 7pm/Aug 12, 13, 19, 20, at 2pm Fees: TICKETS: $10, $15 & $17 available at Rechek's Food Pride in Beaver Dam. 920-887-7675. or on-line www.bdact.org, or at the door. Location: PERFORMANCES: All performances will be held at the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre located at 219 N. Spring St. Sorry the building is not handicap accessible Contact: David Saniter, 920-885-6891 info@bdact.org - info@bdact.org

08-20 - Brat Fry St. Johns Lutheran Church Brat Fry 9 AM to 2 PM Fees: None Location: Recheks Food Pride Beaver Dam Contact: Linda Smerchek 887-4368 - squeakylms@hotmail.com

08-21 through 08-22 - BDACT: Auditions for Lombardi, the play Auditions Monday, August 21 6:30 - 8:30 pm Tuesday, August 22 6:30 - 8:30pm Possible callbacks August 23; 6:30- 8:30 pm Please enter through the side entrance at Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre located at 219 N. Spring St. Sports produce great human drama and there is no greater sports icon to bring to theatrical life than Hall of Fame football coach, Vince Lombardi, unquestionably one of the most inspirational and quotable personalities of all time. Though football's Super Bowl trophy is named for him, few know the real story of Lombardi-the man, his inspirations, his passions and ability to drive people to achieve what they never thought possible! Cast needed are: Vince Lombardi Marie Lombardi Michael McCormick (reporter) Paul Hornung Jim Taylor Dave Robinson Starting age 16 and up. Scripts will be available for perusal at the Beaver Dam public library starting August 7.... Please bring your calendar to list potential conflicts. Rehearsals tentatively are Monday thru Thursday nights. Depends on cast selection. Show dates are as follows: October 11 at 7:30 (Final dress rehearsal and preview night) October 13 at 7:30pm October 14 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm October 17 at 7:30pm October 19 at 7:30pm October 20 at 7:30pm October 21 at 7:30pm No shows on Sunday due to Packer games! For questions, contact Director Rick Ramirez at ramirez141@hotmail.com or call 920-318-9410. If you're interested in helping offstage please contact Producer Diane Rabehl at dmrabehl@gmail.com. 6:30pm to 8:30pm Fees: No fee, starting age 16 and up. Location: Please enter through the side entrance at Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre located at 219 N. Spring St. Contact: For questions, contact Director Rick Ramirez at ramirez141@hotmail.com or call 920-318-9410. If you're interested in helping offstage please contact Producer Diane Rabehl at dmrabehl@gmail.com. BDACT: 920-885-6891 - info@bdact.org

08-23 - Business After Hours Free for Chamber Members and their staff only! Come to the ultimate “Happy Hour!” and enjoy the summer sun and nice weather at one of our area’s beautiful golf courses for your August BAH. The owners and staff of the Beaver Dam Country Club invite you to partake in Brenda’s hors d’ouvres - mouthwatering Meatballs, best BBQ Sliders ever, fresh Fruit tray and crisp and tasty Vegetables with Savory Dips. Don’t miss the cold beverages from the bar - soft drinks and tap beer, on the house. The staff of the BDCC will be promoting Friday night dining for the rest of 2017, bookings for company Christmas Parties for this holiday season and 2018 Club Membership. Reserve your company Christmas Party at a special rate, just for attending the BAH. There will be a number of chances to win valuable prizes, including golf foursomes with cart, Friday Fish Fry dinners and more! Note: some prizes will require you to be present in order to win. Relax after a long day at work and enjoy the deck overlooking the course or just have a seat at the bar. Register you, your spouse and/or guests to attend by calling the Chamber today! Business After Hour events are held once a month, hosted by a fellow Chamber member organization at their location or the Chamber offices, and include networking and refreshments and sometimes bonus activities. Don’t miss the February BAH - sign up today. Call (920) 887-8879 to reserve your spot today! 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Fees: Free for Chamber Members & Staff Only Location: Beaver Dam Country Club W8884 Sunset Drive, Beaver Dam Contact: Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce (920) 887-8879 - info@beaverdamchamber.com

08-25 - Jam By the Dam Free Community concert held in Tahoe Park sponsored by generous local businesses. Bring your picnic basket with your favorite food and drink, lawn chair and enjoy music by the Mark Croft Band . 7-10pm Fees: Free Location: Tahoe Park Contact: - drlharper895@gmail.com

08-25 - COSTCO Hero Hour Costco locations in Sun Prairie and Middleton are holding a special event to honor all veterans, active duty, reserves, as well as their spouses at a special event! They will be able to come and shop like a member during the event BEFORE we open! All current members and non-members are welcome to attend! If you sign up for a new membership, there are bonus incentives during the event. You will enjoy breakfast, scavenger hunt, prizes, and swag bags to the first 200 people. 9 A.M.- 11 A.M. Fees: FREE Location: 2850 Hoepker Rd. Sun Prairie, WI 53590 2150 Deming Way Middleton, WI 53562 Contact: Zach Weber w01121mk01@costco.com 608-825-4001 - w01121mk07@costco.com

08-26 - BDLIA Annual Meeting The Annual Meeting will be held on August 26, 2017 The annual meeting will including a review of BDLIA projects and programs, the budget for the upcoming year and voting for Board of Director open positions. The public is welcome. 9:00 am - 11:30 am Fees: Free Location: Conservationist Club, W9554 Cty Trk G. Contact: Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association (920) 356-1200 - info@bdlia.org

08-26 - Cache & Release Geocaching Event The Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us for our fourth annual Cache & Release event. No cost to participate. Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017 Geocache 101: 11:00 am to 11:30 am FREE CLASS introduction to geocaching class - must preregister for this class! Class: Watermark Community Center 209 S. Center Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 43.4489343 -88.8358939 Registration: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Event Start: 12:30 pm - City Siren Start Event Finish: 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm Awards/Prizes: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Start & Finish: Watermark Community Center 209 S. Center Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 43.4489343 -88.8358939 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm Fees: Free to Attend. Call for sponsorship opportunities Location: The Watermark, 209 S. Center St. Beaver Dam, WI 53916 43 45.540 W 88 83.858) Contact: Beaver Dam Chamber (920) 887-8879 - info@beaverdamchamber.com

08-29 - Welcome to Medicare Have Questions about Medicare? Get Answers! Looking to learn MORE about how to make good Medicare choices? Looking to learn MORE about Medicare's Preventive and Wellness Services? Looking to learn MORE about programs that may help lower cost of Medicare Premiums, deductibles, and co-pays? The Dodge and Jefferson County Benefit Specialists invite you to attend an 'ABCs of Medicare' workshop open to ANY Medicare beneficiary who has questions or concerns on the ALPHABET SOUP of complicated Medicare options and benefits. 4:00pm-6:00pm Fees: This workshop is free but attendees need to pre-register. Please call 920-674-8734 Location: Watertown Regional Medical Center 125 Hospital Drive Watertown, WI 53098 Harvest Community Kitchen Guest please use: Main entrance Contact: For more information, contact: ADRC of Dodge County @ 920-386-3580 ADRC of Jefferson County @ 920-674-8734 - hsagingunit@co.dodge.wi.us

08-31 - Charleston House Summer Concert Series Charleston House present it's last Outdoor Summer Concert rain or shine! We will hold the event indoors if weather is poor. 6:00p - 7:30p Fees: This event is free of charge.
There is a $5 donation for food if you choose to eat.
Brats, potato salad, chips and a beverage. Location: 104 Fakes Ct. Beaver Dam, WI To be held in the back of our large Yellow Independent community. Contact: Contact Nicki at the main office 920-356-9818. Everyone is welcome so no RSVP is required but appreciated. - jasmine.vlassek@landmarkseniorliving.com

09-09 through 10-28 - Community Art Project Exhibit The Community Art Project is intended to raise awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to the local community and encouraging participation from individuals of all ages and abilities, and to provide the BDAAA with funds through the sale of the miniature artworks. The 6”x 6” works of art created by the Community will collectively create a large-scale mosaic and will be displayed from September. 9th-October 28th. 1 to 4 pm Fees: FREE Location: Beaver Dam Area Arts Association 1605 N. Spring St Contact: Jessalyn Braun, Executive Director (920) 885-3635 - bdaaa@seippelcenter.com

09-09 - Patriot Tour Homecoming Ceremony The Patriot Tour™ returns to Wisconsin for a parade through downtown Beaver Dam at 2 pm and a ceremony at the Dodge County Fairgrounds to close the 2017 Patriot Tour at 3 pm. This event is hosted by Nation of Patriots™, a national nonprofit organization that promotes awareness and provides financial support to wounded veterans and their families. 2-4:30 Fees: The parade and ceremony are free to attend; donations are encouraged. Location: The parade will pass through downtown Beaver Dam at 2 pm and land at the Dodge county Fairgrounds at 3pm for the closing ceremony. Contact: bsherer@nationofpatriots.com - Bill Sherer; Founder/Executive Director of Nation of Patriots - alise@bothamink.com

09-13 - Uniform Sale sale of scrubs, shoes, & other accessories for health care employees 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM Fees: None Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital first floor Conference Center Contact: Betty Michael 920-885-5495 - gcmbam@yahoo.com

09-14 - La Mia Boutique Fashion Show Join us for La Mia Boutique’s Fall Fashion Show, where you’ll get a sneak peak of the fall’s most fabulous fashions modeled by DCWC members. The fashionistas at La Mia Boutique have chosen both classic and contemporary designer clothing and accessories for women of all ages. Enjoy free hors d’oeuvres, while you’re planning your new look during the show! Event Registration 6:30PM - 7:00PM, Event 7:00PM - 8:00PM Fees: $0 Location: Old Hickory Golf Club W7596 Highway 33 East, Beaver Dam, WI Contact: Dodge County Women's Club 920-885-6090 - bdwh@bdwh.net

09-18 through 09-20 - The Nutman Sale He has small bags of candy, nuts, snacks, & chocolate for sale. 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM Fees: none Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital café area. Contact: Arletta Trejo 920-887-1422 - artrejo@charter.net

09-21 - Cookie Bake Freshly made cookies for sale. Several varieties 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Fees: none Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital Café area and in front of Gift Shop. Contact: Gail Henschel 920-887-1215 - hensch34@charter.net

09-21 - Welcome to Medicare Workshop- September Your local Benefit Specialist, Amanda Higgins, will be conducting introductory workshops for people who will be turning 65 and eligible for Medicare in the upcoming months. However, the workshops can be helpful to ANY Medicare beneficiary who has questions or concerns regarding Medicare Benefits. Space is limited so call the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) to sign up for a seat. We hope to see you there! Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 9am-12pm Fees: The workshop is free but registration is required. Call the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Dodge County at 920-386-3580 or email. Location: At the Henry Dodge Office Building 199 County Rd DF, Room G046 Juneau, WI 53039 Contact: Call the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Dodge County at 920-386-3580 or email. - hsagingunit@co.dodge.wi.us

09-22 - Pregnancy Support Center Fall Benefit Join the community as we raise money to help moms and babies in need in the county. Music, Silent and Live Auction, and Speaker 5 pm - 10 pm Fees: $40 pp or 2 for $75 Location: Beaver Dam Country Club Contact: Please call Krys @ 920-219-9351 - krys@pscdcsupport.com

10-07 - BDCH Craft Fair 30 Crafters, Bake Sale, & basket raffle Proceeds go to Employees Helping Employees Fund of the Hospital 9 to 2:00 Fees: $30 Booth rental
Basket raffle tickets - various quantities Location: BDCH 1st & second Floors, and Vita Park 1st floor. Contact: Betty Michael - 885-5495 - gcmbam@yahoo.com

10-16 through 10-17 - Jewelry & Accessory sale Jewelry and accessories - most at $6 each, but some are more. 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Fees: none Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital first floor Conference Center Contact: Julia Lince 920-318-1158 - jlince@live.com

10-19 - Cookie Bake Sale Variety of freshly baked cookies 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Fees: none Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital Café area and in front of the Gift Shop Contact: Gail Henschel 920-887-1215 - hensch34@charter.net

11-08 through 11-09 - Collective Goods Sale Formerly Books Are Fun They sell books for all ages, games and toys , gifts and miscellaneous items for all ages. 11:00 Am to 6:00 first day and 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM 2nd day Fees: none Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital first floor Conference Center Contact: Pam Pryme - 920-344-6041 - prymep@bdusd.org

11-16 - Cookie Bake Sale Variety of freshly baked cookies for sale 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Fees: NONE Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital Café area and in front of the Gift Shop Contact: Gail Henschel 920-887-1215 - hensch34@charter.net

11-16 - Partners Cookie Bake Sale Variety of freshly baked cookies for sale 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Fees: None Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital Café area and in front of Gift Shop Contact: Gail Henschel - 920-887-1215 - hensch34@charter.net

12-02 - Midwest Cream Cheese Competition Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese processing plants in the nation. Our dairy pride takes center stage as Beaver Dam annually plays host to the Midwest Cream Cheese Competition with Kraft products as preferred ingredients in any cream cheese recipe. Individuals that intend on competing in any of the Midwest Cream Cheese Competition’s annual contests must complete and submit this form to register their entry in the contests, must use Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese as an ingredient and must provide a physical example of the recipe to be judged on appearance and taste. Admission is FREE and the public is welcome to view the competition and stick around for some samples as each judging competition ends. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Fees: FREE Entry! Location: The Watermark 209 S. Center St. Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Contact: Beaver Dam Chamber - info@beaverdamchamber.com

12-04 - Tree of Lights Ceremony Tree of Lights lighting ceremony with a short program, including honoring families of Hospice program. 7:00 PM Fees: Campaign runs from November thru December. $5 suggested donation in memory or in honor of loved ones. Donation packets are available at front desk of Hospital. Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital Cafeteria Area and outside. Contact: Gail Henschel - 920-887-1215 - hensch34@chrter.net

12-06 through 12-08 - The Nut Man Sale He sells small bags of nuts, candy, snacks and chocolate, with samples available 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM Fees: none Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital Café Area Contact: Arletta Trejo - 920-887-1422 - artrejo@charter.net

12-21 - Partners Cookie Bake Sale Variety of freshly baked cookies for sale 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Fees: none Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital Café area and in front of the Gift Shop Contact: Gail Henschel - 920-887-1215 - Hensch34@charter.net

06-02 - Fish 'n Fun A family fun day to introduce kids to the lifelong enjoyment to fishing. FREE lunch for the family and FREE rod and reel for kids aged 4 to 12. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN EARLY IN 2018! Registration via phone or email. Phone 920-356-1200. Email info@bdlia.org. We need name of children being registered and their phone number. Registration is limited to 225. Registration deadline is May 26, 2017 or when 225 are registered. 8 am - 3 pm Fees: FREE lunch and rods and reels Location: Edgewater Park, Beaver Dam Contact: BDLIA 920-356-1200 - info@bdlia.org

06-09 - Great Beaver Paddle Fest The public is invited to participate in the Second Annual ' Great Beaver Paddle Festival' which will be held at Beaver Dam Lake. The purpose of the event is to introduce kayak, canoe and stand up paddle board enthusiasts to Beaver Dam Lake as a great destination for paddling. The Great Beaver Paddle Festival will be a day of free demos, clinics, guided trail trips, paddle challenges and just paddling fun on Beaver Dam Lake. Bring your own equipment or some rental equipment will be available, or just come down and watch. Learn about paddling, the fastest growing recreation on lakes and rivers. Beaver Dam Lake is the 16th largest lake in Wisconsin and its 42 miles of shoreline offers a tremendous variety of scenic opportunities as well as great variety of waterfowl for birdwatchers and photographers.Paddlers prefer lakes that are not overrun with power boats and have multiple locations to launch. There are six public launch sites and a new handicapped accessible kayak dock and launch were installed at Derge Park this past spring. Water trails on Beaver Dam Lake vary in length. Maps will be available the day of the event. Paddlers of all levels are invited to come and experience Beaver Dam Lake and participate in the Great Beaver Paddle Festival. 9 am to 6 pm Fees: FREE Location: Parks throughout Beaver Dam Lake Contact: BD Activities and Services Department (920) 887-4639 - info@bdlia.org

 

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