Chamber & Community Events as of: November 19, 2017

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

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). 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

11-13 through 12-09 - Dodge County Toy Bank Toy Collection and Distribution The Dodge County Toy Bank is collecting toys and cash to purchase gifts for their 53rd annual toy distribution to Dodge County families in need. Each year the Toy Bank provides toys for over 1,000 children throughout the county. The Toy Bank's mission is to make sure every child has a least a couple of gifts to open on Christmas morning. Assistance from individuals, businesses and organizations is being sought in the form of new toy or cash donations. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law as the Dodge County Toy Bank is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Ongoing Toy and Cash Collection Fees: No fees Location: Toy contributions can be dropped off at The American National Bank (all locations) and the following area businesses: Cherry Berry (Beaver Dam) Dollar General (Juneau) Edward Jones - Andrew Mehan (Juneau) Gene's Tires Invenergy (Brownsville) Key West Tanning Salon National Exchange Bank (Beaver Dam office) Shopko Beaver Dam Women's Health Monetary donations can be dropped off at The American National Bank (all locations) or mailed to the Dodge County Toy Bank, PO Box 438, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Contact: For further information regarding the Dodge County Toy Bank, please contact Pat Frankenstein at 920-356-6982 or by e-mail to pfrankenstein@anbnet.com - pfrankenstein@anbnet.com

11-18 through 01-07 - MOWA Members' Show Once upon a time in the not so faraway land of West Bend there was a magical place called the Museum of Wisconsin Art. And, every year, this place holds a grand event open to all its members. Opening Saturday, November 18, 2:00–5:00 Don't miss this enchanting afternoon full of folklore and family fun. Live music by The Latchkeys, light snacks, and beverages. Plus, join us for a Fairytale Studio Saturday. Dress as your favorite fairy, witch, queen, troll, or goblin, enjoy storytime and get inspired to create your own gingerbread man. We promise to have you home before you turn into a pumpkin. 10am to 5pm every day except Mondays, until 8pm on Thursdays Fees: $12 per person - includes membership for one entire year Location: Museum of Wisconsin Art, 205 Veterans Ave, West Bend, WI 53095 Contact: 262-334-9638 - info@wisconsinart.org

11-22 - Economic Update Luncheon You are cordially invited to attend the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce’s annual Economic Update Luncheon, an event designed to bring local and regional economic information to the leaders of our community: Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Please R.S.V.P. with your payment by Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Fees: $30 per person Location: John Deere Horicon Works 1501 W. Lake Street Horicon, WI 53032 Contact: Beaver Dam Chamber (920) 887-88790 - info@beaverdamchamber.com

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

12-02 - 2017 Beaver Dam Holiday Parade Celebrate the 26th Year of the Beaver Dam Holiday Parade hosted by the Holiday Parade Committee of Downtown Beaver Dam, Inc. on Saturday, December 2, in downtown Beaver Dam starting at 5:30. The parade will feature the Beaver Dam Police Color Guard, the Beaver Dam callopie, the Beaver Dam High School Band, fire trucks, and dozens of parade entries featuring the theme “Light Up the Holidays.” Santa Claus will welcome in the beginning of the holiday season at the end of the parade and all the coloring contest winners will ride on the float with him. Greet Grand Marshals, The Beaver Dam Senior Center Woodshop guys. Immediately after the parade enjoy refreshments and fun at The Watermark, 209 S. Center St. 4:30 lineup on S. Center; Parade 5:30-6:30 Fees: Come to the parade. There is no charge. Meet your family, neighbors, and friends to welcome in the holiday season in Beaver Dam. Location: The parade route lines up on S. Center St., turns right onto Front Street, proceeds to Park Avenue, turns right on S. Lincoln, turns right on E. Mill back to downtown to the lower Tower parking lot. Contact: Kay Appenfeldt, 887-1693. Want to be in the parade. There is a $10 charge and an entry form must be completed and returned by November 17. Contact Kay for details. - mrmsapple@charter.net

12-02 - 2017 Holiday Parade Afterparty Immediately after the parade, the community is invited to attend the Afterparty at The Watermark at 209 S. Center Street. The Watermark management and staff will serve as your hosts. The parade winners will be announced. Coloring contest winners will be introduced. Refreshments will be served. Plan to attend to welcome in the holidays for the 2017 Beaver Dam holiday season. Immediately after the parade to 7:30 Fees: No charge. Come meet your family, neighbors, and friends to celebrate the holidays. Location: The Watermark, 209 S. Center St. Contact: Jana Stephens, Administrator, The Watermark, 887-4639, Ext. 100 - jstephens@cityofbeaverdam.com

12-02 through 12-22 - 2017 Downtown Merchants Window Decorations Downtown merchants will be decorating their windows using the theme 'Light Up the Holidays.' Each will creatively decorate their windows (quality of lighting, not quantity) using an array of lights. Windows will be completed by noon on December 2, just in time for parade watchers to enjoy viewing the windows. Participating merchants will enter the decorating contest. A panel of judges will judge those windows on December 15. Winners will be announced on the morning show on WBEV on December 22. DBDI encourages the community to view the windows and to support those merchants by doing some of your Christmas shopping downtown. All Hours of the Day Fees: Come and enjoy. Make the windows part of your holiday activities. Location: Windows are located on Front Street, North and South Spring Street, Maple Avenue, and South Center Street. Those participating in the contest will have a number in their window. Contact: Betty Reals, Beaver Dam Antique Mall, 142 Front Street, 887-1116 - mrmsapple@charter.net

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

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 - info@bdlia.org

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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