Chamber & Community Events as of: October 21, 2019

05-01 through 10-31 - Beaver Dam Farmers Market 2019 Farmers Market Season is May 1st thru Oct. 30th, every Wednesday & Saturday, 8 am to Noon, no canceled days, rain or shine! Located in the Heritage Village Parking Lot, Beaver Dam,Wisconsin. Local Farmers-Vendors selling Flowers/Vegetables Plants (early season), fresh Homegrown Vegetables, Fresh Herbs, Homemade Crafts, Homemade Soaps, Fresh Eggs and much more. the 1st Farmers Market is Wednesday, May 1st, 8 to Noon. Every Wednesday and Saturday starting at 8am-Noon Fees: Location: Heritage Village Shops and Professional Center 1645 N Spring St, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Contact: -

07-17 through 12-31 - Art Club at the Dodge County Center for the Arts Art Club at the Dodge County Center for the Arts. This is a non-instructional, informal drop-in, chance to meet and work with other artists in the community. Please bring your own supplies. We encourage, but you are not limited to oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, mixed media, pencil and pen & ink. You must be a member of the Dodge County Center for the Arts to attend. Every Wednesday from 1-4 pm. Fees: Free, but you must be a member of the DCCA.

Bring your own supplies. Location: Dodge County Center for the Arts 130 W. Maple Ave Beaver Dam Contact: Betsy Lampert 920-885-0388 - [email protected]

09-08 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]

10-05 through 11-08 - Judy Beyer - A Retrospective In conjunction with our Community Art Project, The Dodge County Center for the Arts will be featuring a retrospective of talented local artists Judy Beyer. There will be works from Judy's years as an accomplished artist and illustrator. Judy will also be on hand at the opening reception to show, explain and autograph the book she illustrated called 'My Story Wall'. This book, which is more of a workbook is aimed at helping families get those treasured stories from aging family members before those memories and stories are lost forever. EXHIBIT DATES: October 4 through November 8, 2019 Thursday & Friday 3pm—6pm Saturday 10am—6pm Sunday 12pm—4pm The Public is Welcome! Thanks to our sponsors Jim & Ruth Metz Fees: Free Location: 130 W. Maple Ave (former Bank Mutual) Contact: Dodge County Center for the Arts (920) 341-6278 - [email protected]

10-05 through 11-08 - Community Art Project Stop in and see all the talented artists in the surrounding areas as we bring together all the 6x6 canvases distributed throughout the area into one large quilted mural. See art from local celebrities, accomplished artists, and who knows, maybe some art from an up-and-coming artist and you can say you saw their first art after they have become famous. We will also have raffle tickets available for the quilts. Everyone who buys a ticket will be guaranteed a square. Everyone is a winner! EXHIBIT DATES: October 4 through November 8, 2019 Thursday & Friday 3pm—6pm Saturday 10am—6pm Sunday 12pm—4pm The Public is Welcome! Thanks to our sponsors Jim & Ruth Metz Fees: Free Location: 130 W. Maple Ave (former Bank Mutual) Contact: Dodge County Center for the Arts (920) 341-6278 - [email protected]

10-26 - Halloween Open Skate The Beaver Dam Family Center invites you to its annual Halloween Open Skate, which will be held from 6-9 p.m. on October 26. This is a safe, family-friendly event offering skating, music and games. The $5 admission price includes skate rental. Make sure to dress up for a chance to win our best costume contest. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Fees: $5 admission includes skate rental. Location: Beaver Dam Family Center Ice Arena 609 Gould St Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Contact: - [email protected]

10-26 - Fall Downtown Fest Come Downtown for 'Fall Downtown Fest' Trick or Treating at Businesses, pumpkin decorating, kids activities, scavenger hunt, DJ/Music, Ninja course, box maze, electronics recycling, enjoy local foods 10 am - 3 pm Fees: Most events are free!
Available for purchase include area food vendors, showing of Addams Family at Rogers Cinema
Shopping, etc. Location: Downtown Beaver Dam Contact: Tracy Propst 262-227-4732 [email protected] - [email protected]

10-26 - Beaver Dam Fall Downtown Fest Mark your calendars for the second annual Fall Downtown Fest being planned in Downtown Beaver Dam for Saturday, October 26! Fall Downtown Fest overview of activities and locations Trick or Treating 10 am – 3 pm (varies by location) ? Look for a trick or a treat sign on the business or a pumpkin outside their door. ? Kids should dress in Halloween costumes Scavenger Hunt – Downtown Beaver Dam Businesses 10 am – 6 pm (forms due) ? Pick up forms at any labeled clue site location. Return forms by 6 pm, October 26 to Ooga Brewery or the mail slot at 118 Front Street (Mike Wissell Real Estate) ? Winners notified on Monday 10/28 Kid's Activities – 200 Block of Front Street 10 am – 3 pm ? DJ, Bouncy House, Characters – sponsored by Rogers Cinema Beaver Dam ? Pumpkin Craft – sponsored by Beaver Dam Community Library ? Ninja Course – sponsored by Martial Arts America Beaver Dam ? Scratch Art ornaments – sponsored by City of Beaver Dam Community Activities & Services Department ? “The Addam’s Family” Showing at Rogers Cinema Beaver Dam (ticket purchase required) Performances/Demonstrations – 200 Block Front Street Sponsored by Dance Now! Dance Studios, LLC ? Martial Arts America Beaver Dam – 11 am ? Dance Now! Dance Studios, LLC - Noon ? Swingin' Beavers Square Dance Club 1 pm Pumpkin Carving – Corner of Front and Center Street (by Ming’s Restaurant) – 10 am -3 pm ? Children are invited to carve or decorate a pumpkin. ? Donations suggested but not required Wagon Rides – 3 stops - sponsored by OOGA Brewing Company 10 am – 3 pm ? Maple Street Parking Lot by Stormy’s ? West Tower Parking by Pedestrian Bridge ? Ooga Brewery Annabelle's Ice Cream Parlor Activities ? ½ price ice cream scoops – including PUMPKIN ice cream ? Balloon artist McKinstry's Home Furnishings Activities 10 am – 3 pm ? Box Maze (back of store) ? Séance (store window) ? Fall Sale LDC Consignment Boutique (Las Dos Chicas) 10 am – 3 pm ? Cookie & Cupcake Decorating ? Spooky Sales! Electronics Recycling –Tower Parking lot - south end by Mill street 10 am – 3 pm ? Sponsored by Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Beaver Dam ? Recycling Fees: o TV’s/CRT Monitors $1/in measured diagonally o Fax machine, printer, vcr/dvd, stereo - $5/ea o Mice/keyboards - $1/ea o Computers, laptops, cellphones, cable boxes, disc/hard drives, cable boxes, game consoles, batteries – FREE! Children ID’s with Dodge County Sheriff's Office 10 am – 3 pm ? Located at 118 Front Street Modern Woodmen ?Sponsored by Cassandra Schmidt, Modern Woodmen of America Active Outfitters ? Huge Sale! Life Herb ? CBD infused coffee and tea samples and a drawing for a basket of CBD infused bath and body products Family Open Skate- Beaver Dam Family Center Ice Arena 6- 9 pm OOGA Brewing Company – Live Music Riverfront Wine Bar – 6 pm Come down and join us at the Riverfront Wine Bar for a Masquerade Party! Throughout the evening we will have activities to win prizes; voting on best masquerade mask, raffle baskets featuring Ariel's Fine Arts creations and more! This is a free event;no tickets are needed. Stormy's Music Venue- 9 pm Stormy’s presents the largest Halloween party in Dodge County featuring Dexter Road and Dj Dago in the mix. Great decorations, drink specials, costume contest and over $400.00 in prizes. THANK YOU SPONSORS: Ooga Brewing Co. – Gold McKinstry’s Home Furnishing – Gold, DanceNow Dance Studios-Event Rogers Cinema- Event City of Beaver Dam Community Activities and Services, Community Library, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Martial Arts America, Preferred Realty,Culvers, Life Academy, Don Smith Learning Academy 10 am - 3 pm family activities and After dark fun for the adults Fees: Free activities for the family! Location: Throughout Downtown Beaver Dam Contact: Downtown Beaver Dam, Inc. Tracy Propst 262-227-4732 - [email protected]

10-27 - Trick or Treat We are open to the public for all ages in our 1st annual Trick or Treating event here at Beaver Dam Assisted Living, formerly known as The Charleson House. Kids are welcome to come into our community for free candy from our residents and staff. Come by starting at 3pm to get a head start before Trick or Treating opens up for the rest of Beaver Dam at 4pm. 3:00pm to 5:00pm Fees: No Fees or age restrictions, all are welcome to attend. The more the merrier. Location: Address is 104 Fakes Court, Beaver Dam. WI. There are 3 parking lots to park in and come in the front entrance under the awning. Trick or Treating will be done down each hallway at our residents apartments & all participating residents' doors will be marked. Contact: Joe Vareka 920-809-4365 [email protected] - [email protected]

10-27 - Trick or Treat in City of Beaver Dam Trick-or-treat in the City of Beaver Dam between the hours of 4 to 6 p.m. Residents wishing to participate should have their outdoor or porch lights on during these hours. 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Fees: There is no fee for participants to Trick or Treat. Location: These Trick or Treat hours apply ONLY to the City of Beaver Dam. Other jurisdictions may or may not hold the same hours for their Trick or Treat event. Contact: This city wide event is not coordinated by any one individual or organization. - [email protected]

10-27 - 5th Annual Pumpkin Drop Contest Weather permitting. Please RSVP to reserve your spot 920-386-2402. Two pumpkin drops from an airplane to hit a target for $30 which includes the pumpkins. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Fees: $30 which includes airplane ride to drop two pumpkins. Location: Dodge County Airport, N6491 State Highway 26, Juneau, WI 53039 Contact: Mary Gasper - 920-386-2402 - [email protected] - [email protected]

10-30 through 10-31 - Collective Goods Sale Fund raiser for Partners of Beaver Dam Community Hospital For sale are books, games, toys, and other various items all sold at a reduced rate. 11 to 6 on day 1 and 7 to 4:00 on day 2 Fees: various Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital First floor conference center off main lobby Contact: Arletta Trejo 887-1422 - [email protected]

11-01 through 11-02 - The Music Man The Wayland Academy Players present The Music Man. This beloved musical features 'Professor' Harold Hill' who, with his fast-talking style, convinces the parents of River City to buy instruments and uniforms for their youngsters in order to save them, but chaos ensues as Hill's credentials are questioned and he is called upon to prove himself to the citizens of River City. Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2:30pm & 7:30pm Fees: Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and will be available at the door. Location: Wayland Academy Lindsay Gym 101 N University Ave Beaver Dam, WI Parking available on the east side of campus off Franklin St and the west side of campus off University Ave. Contact: Andrew Estervig, [email protected], 920-356-2120 x254 - [email protected]

11-02 - Prairie view Elementary School PTO Crafter/Vendor Event Join us for our annual Crafter/Vendor Event. There will be 50+ area crafters & vendors for your shopping needs. Great way to start your holiday shopping. Food will also be available to purchase. Fees: Location: 510 N. Crystal Lake Rd. Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Contact: Prairie View Elementary 885-7380 -

11-04 through 11-05 - Partners of Beaver Dam community Hospital Jewelry & accessory sale Fund raiser for Partner of BDCH jewelry and accessories most at $6. Some items are more. 8 to 5:00 day 1 and 8 to 4:00 day 2 Fees: various Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital First floor conference center off main lobby Contact: Julia Lince - [email protected]

11-09 - BDACT: Chicken Wire Empire, Live Concert Horicon Phoenix Program presents Fire & Ice, a winter concert series. First Concert. Nov 9th at 7 pm Chicken Wire Empire Contemporary Bluegrass from Milwaukee, WI 2019 John Hartford Memorial Festival Finalist Although Jordan Kroeger (bass) and Ryan Ogburn (mandolin) began their musical relationship in the Wisconsin jamband scene, Chicken Wire Empire began as a 4 piece traditional bluegrass band. The band honed its traditional sound, encapsulating it in 2014 with their debut album Chicken Wire Empire. With half of the group rooted in bluegrass, and the other half steeped in jamband music, a change occurred when CWE performed an Old & In The Way tribute show. With the addition of Jon Peik (banjo), Ernest Brusubardis IV (fiddle), and Greg Brundage (guitar), a new sound was found in Milwaukee, and Chicken Wire Empire joined the roster of high energy jamgrass. Named one of “Five Wisconsin Bands to Watch in 2019” –Journal Sentinel 3/2019 Nominated for a Wisconsin Area Music Industry award for Bluegrass/Americana Artist 2019 –Journal Sentinel 2/2019 Opening Act : The Monsters of Grass. Tickets $25. on line, www.bdact.org Recheck's Food Pride, At the BDACT Box Office Tue's & Thur's, 10 am to 7 pm. Or at the door Nov. 9th. Concessions & adult beverages available for purchase. No Stairs handicapped accessible. 7 pm Fees: $25 Location: BDACT Fine Arts Center, 117 W. Maple Ave. Beaver Dam, WI Contact: David Saniter. 920-885-6891 [email protected] - [email protected]

11-12 - Breakfast Network - Update from City Hall Mayor Rebecca Glewen is in her first term and she has not been idle! She will talk about what she ran on for her bid for Mayor and will share what she has accomplished so far in her tenure. Mayor Becky will also share her vision for what she still would like to accomplish. Time allowing, she’ll also take your questions. Those who have never attended a City Council Meeting will spend the morning in the Beaver Dam City Council Chambers (second floor of City Hall) where both the breakfast & the presentation will take place. Our meal will be a catered breakfast of hand held Continental Breakfast items from Higher Grounds Coffee. If you’re into local politics, have wanted the excuse to see the workings of City Hall or you just want the opportunity to talk to the Mayor, this November Breakfast Network is one you won’t want to miss! Fees: $13 Location: Beaver Dam City Hall - 205 S. Lincoln Avenue; Hand held Continental Breakfast followed by presentation in City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor Contact: Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce- 887-8879 - [email protected]

11-14 - BDCH Foundation's Fall Celebration There will be dinner and dancing at the BDCH Foundation’s inaugural Fall Celebration fundraiser Thursday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. at Springbrook Farm, N8400 County Rd I, Burnett. Tickets are $75 each or $550 for a table of eight. Proceeds will benefit the BDCH Foundation’s Hospice Program to improve the quality of life for the terminally ill and provide a dedicated space for our hospice patients. Tickets include dinner, dessert, drink tickets and live entertainment from The Madpolecats. There will be no auctions, but other meaningful fundraising opportunities will be available. For tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bdch-foundations-fall-celebration-tickets-71825605319. For more information, call 920-887-4851. 5:00 - 9:00 pm Fees: $75.00 each or a table of 8 for $550.00 Location: Springbrook Farm, N8400 County Rd I, Burnett. Contact: - [email protected]

11-21 - Festival of Trees Join us at Old Hickory Golf Club and experience a winter wonderland of Christmas magic. The 17th Annual Festival of Trees, 'A Holiday Celebration' will begin at 5:00 pm. Bid on many holiday auction items and vote for your favorite tree in the decorating competition. Tree competition categories are Youth Groups, Nonprofit/Service Groups and Business/Individuals. To enter the tree competition call Justine at (920) 887-7179 for information. 100% of proceeds will benefit Church Health Services, Inc. 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fees: Tickets are $10.00 each
Available at Rechek's Food Pride, Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly,
Old Hickory and Church Health Services Location: Old Hickory Golf Club W7596 State Road 33 East Beaver Dam, WI Contact: Justine Koehoorn 920 887-7179 - [email protected]

11-21 - Partners of BDCH Cookie sale various flavors of fresh baked cookies on sale 8 to 2:00 PM Fees: $7.50 per dozen Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital Main lobby and café area Contact: Gail Henschel - [email protected]

11-22 through 12-22 - Holiday Gift Gallery Shop the Dodge County Center for the Arts Holiday Gift Gallery for a local, handmade, one-of-a-kind gift (or maybe just something for yourself!). We are working to be open for extended hours and make shopping easier. Check our website and Facebook page for updates. Hours vary. Check website and Facebook for details. Fees: Free to view. Prices on items vary. Location: Dodge County Center for the Arts 130 W. Maple Ave Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Contact: DCCA (920) 341-6278 - [email protected]

11-23 - BDACT: The Comedy Magic of Mike THE COMEDY MAGIC OF MIKE – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 AT 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM Mike Schroeder of The Comedy Magic of Mike is an international entertainer who is quickly emerging as one of the top magic acts in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest. Mike stepped onto the national stage in 2002, when he recreated Houdini’s Suspended Straightjacket Escape to officially unveil the Harry Houdini postage stamp. The event garnered nationwide press coverage. Soon thereafter, Mike’s regard as a magic act really took off when he was invited to perform at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. The Comedy Magic of Mike has performed hundreds of shows for many corporations and groups throughout the Midwest. Mike has performed at The Grand Opera House in Oshkosh, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, as well as the Stardust Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Mike was featured on the worldwide television broadcast Franz Harary’s Magic Planet where Mike made a car appear from thin air! Concessions & adult beverages available. Tickets will be available on line www.bdact.org, & at Rechek's Food Pride, at the door, & at the box office every Tue & Thur, 10 am to 7 pm. 2 pm & 7 pm Fees: $15 & $10 youth, 15 & younger Location: BDACT Fine Arts Center 117 W. Maple Ave. Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 920-885-6891 No stairs, easy access. wheelchair & companion spaces available. Equipped with a hearing loop telecoil & headsets. Contact: David Saniter 920-885-6891 - [email protected]

11-23 - BDACT: Comedy Magic of Mike Mike Schroeder of The Comedy Magic of Mike is an international entertainer who is quickly emerging as one of the top magic acts in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest. Mike stepped onto the national stage in 2002, when he recreated Houdini’s Suspended Straightjacket Escape to officially unveil the Harry Houdini postage stamp. The event garnered nationwide press coverage. Soon thereafter, Mike’s regard as a magic act really took off when he was invited to perform at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. The Comedy Magic of Mike has performed hundreds of shows for many corporations and groups throughout the Midwest. Mike has performed at The Grand Opera House in Oshkosh, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, as well as the Stardust Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Mike was featured on the worldwide television broadcast Franz Harary’s Magic Planet where Mike made a car appear from thin air! Concessions & adult beverages for sale. Tickets on line www.bdact.org Rechek's Food Pride, Box Office Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 am to 7 pm. & at the door. 2 pm & 7 pm Fees: $15 Adults, $10 Youth (15 & under) Location: Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre, Fine Arts Center 117 W. Maple Ave. Beaver Dam, WI No stairs, easy access. Contact: David Saniter, 920-885-6891 [email protected] - [email protected]

12-02 - Tree of Lights This is the annual Tree of Lights celebration when all the trees are lit outside the Hospital Campus.There is a short program inside the cafeteria area and then the trees all get lit at once. 7:00 Fees: Community members buy lights in honor or memory of a loved one at a suggested price of $7 each. Location: Cafeteria area of Beaver Dam Community Hospital Contact: Gail Henschel - 920-887-1215 - [email protected]

12-03 through 12-05 - The Nut Man Sale Partners of Beaver Dam Community Hospital sponsor this fund raising sale. There are small bags of nuts, chocolate, candy and snacks for sale. Great ideas for Christmas giving. 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM Fees: various Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital Cafe'area 707 S University Ave Beaver Dam Contact: Arletta Trejo 920-887-1422 - [email protected]

12-07 - Christmas Bazaar & Cookie Walk First Ev. Lutheran Church's Christmas Bazaar & Cookie Walk will be Saturday, December 7th from 8am to 2pm. There will be numerous vendors with original items for sale, and plenty of delicious baked goods to get you in the Christmas spirit! Join us for this wonderful, annual event! 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Fees: Free Event Location: 311 W. Mackie Street Beaver Dam, WI. 53916 Contact: Church office - 920-885-4497 - [email protected]

12-19 - Partners of BDCH Cookie Sale This is the last Cookie sale before Christmas. Cookies are fresh baked and sold for $7.70 per dozen. There are several flavors available. This is a fund raiser for Partners of Beaver Dam Community Hospital 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Fees: $7.70 per dozen Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital Cafe' area and front lobby. 707 S University Ave Beaver Da Contact: Gail Henschel - [email protected]

 

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