Chamber & Community Events as of: January 20, 2018

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 -

10-03 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). 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: -

01-15 through 01-20 - BDACT: Compass Creative Dramatics, Peas & Harmony, 1st to 8th grades. Schedule: Each day, the tour actor/educators will rehearse with the students for three hours plus one 15-minute break. On Monday, the directors meet 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.  Some children will then be dismissed until the next day, and others will stay for a fifteen-minute break and a half-hour rehearsal. On Tuesday, the rehearsal times are staggered, so once again, not all students will be required to be there the entire three hours.  Please keep in mind, however, that in order to participate in the auditions, the students must be available for all rehearsal times. On Wednesday and 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. Saturday is two performances of the show!   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 Princess and the Pea in just one week! The trumpets blare, and with them come swashbuckling jesters, dancing peas, a pompous royal entourage, and a zany collection of other delightful kingdom characters! Everyone's at odds when the time comes for the comic-book-loving prince to find the right girl ?amongst a gaggle of silly princesses. Peas & Harmony is a quirky retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Princess & The Pea, in which showing respect might just pave the road to happily ever after! Where:  Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre, 219 N. Spring St. 920-885-6891 When:  Auditions-Monday, January 15—4:30-7:45 PM Rehearsals-Tuesday, January 16-Friday, January 19—4:30-7:45 PM                         Performances-Saturday, January 20—2:00 PM & 7:00 PM                         (all times are mandatory) How much:  Registration is $30 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 15. Go to for more info. Mon-Fri 4:30 to 7:45pm Fees: $30.00 per student Location: Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre 219 N. Spring St. Beaver Dam, WI Use Maple St. entrance during the week. North Spring St. entrance Saturday, Jan. 20th. Contact: David Saniter, 920-885-6891 -

01-23 - SQUARE DANCE Lincoln Siegmann will be calling the squares and Ray Steinich will be cueing rounds 7:00 Early Rounds, 7:30 main stream squares Fees: $ 6.00 per dancer Location: We dance at Trinity Church, 308 Oneida St., Beaver Dam WI The dance is held in the fellowship hall, which is on the lower level. Contact: Gary and Janet Willard Home (920) 485-4310 Cell: (920) 821-3230 -

01-24 - Annual Dinner The Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to its Annual Dinner and recognition of the 2018 Business, Citizen and Non-Profit of the Year: Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Place: Old Hickory Golf Club Cost: $30.00 per person Sit down dinner beginning at 5:30 pm Honoring: WDS Construction as Business of the Year Shirley & Jeff Kitchen as Citizen of the Year Beaver Dam Area Arts Association as Non-Profit of the Year Download Invitation, or purchase your tickets online at and complete by Friday, January 19th, 2018 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 5-8 pm Fees: $30 per person, call for special pricing for larger groups Location: Old Hickory Golf Club W7596 Hwy 33 East Contact: Beaver Dam Chamber (920) 887-8879 -

01-25 - Rainbow Hospice Care Volunteer Information Session Join Rainbow Hospice Care on Thursday, January 25 from 3-6pm to learn more about why volunteering is beneficial to mind, body, and spirit! -Great way to build community connections. -Looks great on a résumé!! Show your future employer, college, or university that you care about your community. -You’ll stay healthier longer! Research shows those who volunteer live longer, healthier, happier lives. -Retired and looking for a way to fill in your schedule with fun, meaningful volunteer opportunities? We have a number of positions that would easily fit into your schedule. To learn more about Rainbow Hospice Care and how to become a volunteer, join us at our Volunteer Information Sessions from 3-6pm at the Rainbow Hospice Care Volunteer Office located at 1225 Remmel Drive, Johnson Creek WI. Thursday, January 25. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule another time to meet, contact Shaynan in the Volunteer Office at 920-674-6255. 3-6 pm Fees: No fees. Interested individuals 18 and over only. Location: Rainbow Hospice Care Inpatient Center Volunteer Office 1225 Remmel Drive Johnson Creek, WI Contact: Shaynan Holen, Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps Volunteer Wisconsin Service Member 920-674-6255 -

02-03 - BDACT 2018 Annual Dinner & Meeting WHEN: Saturday, February 3, 2018 5:00 pm Social Hour 6:00 pm Dinner 6:45 pm Meeting WHERE: Chapel of the Archangels; 839 Madison St. in Beaver Dam. MENU: TICKETS: $25 per person. Reservations and checks can be sent to the address below or purchased at the door. Checks may be written to BDACT. R.S.V.P. names in attendance by January 26 to: Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre; P.O. Box 216; Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Email: or Phone: 920-885-6891 Cocktails 5:00pm, Dinner 6:00pm, Meeting 6:45pm Fees: $25. per person Location: Chapel of the Archangels, 839 Madison St. in Beaver Dam. Contact: David Saniter, 920-885-6891 -

02-08 - Walldogs Decorate the Dam (followed by Craft Night) Due to unforeseen weather complications in January, we will be hosting a combination event in February. Please make sure that you RSVP if you are interested in attending, as we need to have an accurate count for Febraury's event. Even if you RSVP'd for Craft Night last month, you need to RSVP again. Walldogs Decorate the Dam Have you noticed the murals in Downtown Beaver Dam and ever wondered how they came to be? Beaver Dam Area Arts Association Executive Director and Walldog, Jessalyn Braun will discuss the 17 murals created this past summer along with what public art can do for our community. These murals are the latest idea for revitalizing downtown Beaver Dam, reflecting Downtown Beaver Dam Inc.'s hope for helping existing businesses and attracting new ones to the city's core. Craft Night Are you craving a quick creative fix? Join Beaver Dam Women’s Health’s own Physician Assistant, Elizabeth Nielsen, for an evening of crafting, socializing and relaxation. She can’t wait to share her love of crafting with you! Once Elizabeth shows how the craft is made, you’ll get to try it yourself. We’ll provide the supplies, you supply the creativity. Craft novices are welcome. We will be making paper flowers. Examples were previously shared on our Facebook page. Please bring scissors along with you if you can! We want to ensure that there are ample supplies to go around. We hope to see you there! 6:30PM - 7:00PM EVENT REGISTRATION, 7:00PM - 8:00PM WALLDOGS DECORATE THE DAM PRESENTATION, 8:00PM - 9:00PM CRAFT NIGHT Fees: $0 - free! Location: Old Hickory Golf Club W7596 Highway 33 East, Beaver Dam, WI Contact: Julie Sena 920-885-6090 -

02-09 - Have a Heart for Charity You are invited to: Have a Heart for Charity Event. 5-Stones is partnering with local artisans to sell jewelry, textiles, art work, baked items, and gift items. A Percentage of the proceeds will be donated to 5-stones for their efforts in the fight against sex trafficking 4:00pm-7:30pm Fees: No Charge Location: Harvest Church W7444 State Rd 33, Beaver Dam Park Ave east onto to State Rd 33 Contact: Tracy Scheffler (920) 344-0971 -

02-11 - 3rd Annual Global Fair The Global Fair is a family friendly event organized by Wayland Academy, Beaver Dam Community Library, Madison Area Technical College and Moraine Park Technical College to celebrate and showcase our diverse cultural heritage. The goal of the Fair is to promote cultural awareness and understanding within the Beaver Dam area. The event will have a variety of student and community booths representing our cultural heritage and professional cultural entertainment. International food samples will be offered at several booths. 1:00pm to 4:00pm Fees: Free Location: Wayland Academy Lindsay Gym 101 North University Avenue Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Contact: For more information contact Anita Streich at Beaver Dam Library at 920-887-4631 -

02-27 - Dodge County Concert Association Hot Club of Cowtown Jazz & Western Swing 7:00pm-9:00pm Fees: Concert membership $50/year Location: Beaver Dam High School Auditorium Contact: Rodney Binder, President 920-219-9523 if information needed on this concert. -

03-18 - Dodge County Concert Association J. Mark McVey Broadway's Leading Voice 7:00pm-9:00pm Fees: Annual membership $50 Location: Beaver Dam High School Auditorium Contact: Rodney Binder, President 920-219-9523 If questions about this concert -

03-27 - BDLIA Fundraising Banquet Annual fundraising banquet with raffles, games and prizes. 5 pm to 10 pm Fees: $45.00 per person Location: Bayside Supper Club, W9231County Trunk G, Beaver Dam Contact: BDLIA 920-356-1200 -


04-27 - Dodge County Concert Association Glenn Miller Orchestra - 19 piece big band 7:00pm-9:00pm Fees: Annual membership $50 Location: Beaver Dam High School Auditorium Contact: Rodney Binder, President 920-219-9523 -

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 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 -

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 -


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