Chamber & Community Events as of: April 22, 2019

04-03 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 - miz.betsy@att.net

04-23 - Coffee Roasting Tour & Tasting Local YP Week Events brought to you by CATALYST: CATALYST, the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce’s new group aimed at engaging Millennials, is hosting events during YP Week at the end of April, and you’re invited! Join the Beaver Dam CATALYST Group for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of one of Wisconsin’s well known coffee roasters. There will be a tour starting at 6pm and then free sampling of different flavored coffee. If you are interested in this event please RSVP because space is limited to the first 30 individuals. Join us for some coffee fun! The newest members of our workforce are encouraged to bring their friends and co-workers. We need a head count for food so please RSVP through the Chamber’s CATALYST Facebook page or TEXT Alison at 920-296-4469. CATALYST will be hosting programming and events throughout the year designed to engage our newest members of the workforce. Fees: This event is free. Location: Berres Brothers Café 202 Air Park Drive, Watertown, WI Contact: Alison Wolf- 920-296-4469 - info@beaverdamchamber.com

04-24 through 04-30 - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre presents one of the funniest musicals to ever hit Broadway. Sondheim’s first musical is “something that’s bawdy, something that’s gaudy, something for everyone.” April 24, 26, 27, 30; May 3, 4: 7:30 PM; April 28, May 5: 2 PM Fees: $13, $18, $20 Location: Fully accessible BDACT Fine Arts Center, 117 W. Maple Avenue, one block north of downtown Front St. Parking for mobility challenged is adjacent to the building. Area parking on the street and nearby parking lots including city parking 1/2 block from the theater. Contact: David Saniter, managingdirector@bdact.org, 920-885-6891 - managingdirector@bdact.org

04-25 - Made in Dodge County- Catalyst Group CATALYST, the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce’s new group aimed at engaging Millennials, is hosting events during YP Week at the end of April, and you’re invited! The event on Tuesday April 25th is a collaboration with the many food and beverage producers of the Dodge County region. Enjoy wine and beer made locally. Taste milk and cheese, apple juice and locally made preserves. Feast on award winning meats produced locally and relish sweets such as local chocolates and honey. This tasting event will be held in the newly renovated Springbrook Barn Hall, used year round for special events. The hall is one of the largest barn special event venues in the state of Wisconsin. In addition there will be live entertainment. The newest members of our workforce are encouraged to bring their friends and co-workers. We need a head count for food so please RSVP through the Chamber’s CATALYST Facebook page or TEXT Alison at 920-296-4469. CATALYST will be hosting programming and events throughout the year designed to engage our newest members of the workforce. Fees: This event is free- Thanks to our sponsor- Horicon Bank Location: Spring Brook N8400 County Rd I, Burnett, WI 53922 Contact: Alison Wolf- 920-296-4469 - info@beaverdamchamber.com

04-26 - Wine Tasting- CATALYST Group CATALYST, the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce’s new group aimed at engaging Millennials, is hosting events during YP Week at the end of April, and you’re invited! In the mood for a fun night of tours and wine tasting? Look no further! The CATALYST group of Beaver Dam has the event for you. Please join us for our very first wine tasting event at the beautiful Edwin Brix Vineyard. You will get a brief tour of how wine is made. Then get a taste of all of their wines. A souvenir wine glass is included with your $5 ticket cost. The newest members of our workforce are encouraged to bring their friends and co-workers. We need a head count for food so please RSVP through the Chamber’s CATALYST Facebook page or TEXT Alison at 920-296-4469. CATALYST will be hosting programming and events throughout the year designed to engage our newest members of the workforce. Fees: $5 Includes A Wine Glass to Keep Location: Edwin Brix Vineyard N4595 Welsh Rd, Juneau, WI 53039 Contact: Alison Wolf at 920-296-4469 -

04-26 - Chatter with the Chambers Great networking opportunity for area businesses and chamber members! Refreshments will be available, incentives for anyone looking to sign up for a new membership, prizes, time for current members to shop while we aren't open to the public. 8:30-10:00 Fees: FREE Location: Costco Wholesale 2850 Hoepker Rd. Sun Prairie, WI 53590 Contact: Zach Weber 608-825-4020 - w01121mk01@costco.com

04-26 through 04-28 - Bookstore Pop-Up for Independent Bookstore Day! Beaver Dam's local, independent, pop-up bookstore is hosting a three day shopping and celebration event! Friday, April 26, 12-6pm Saturday, April 27, 9am-6pm Sunday, April, 9am-6pm This event will be held at the Beaver Dam Area Chamber of Commerce at 127 S Spring Street, Beaver Dam, WI. Activities include attending storytimes (times TBA), shopping for books and gifts, and winning free prizes (no purchase necessary). Stop by to support Dodge County's independent bookstore and shop a range of toys and puzzles, stationary, tea towels, tote bags, mugs, pins, and new and used books for readers of all ages! To find out more, visit RiverDogBookCo.com/independentbookstoreday. Independent Bookstore Day is a yearly national celebration of independent bookstores. It takes place at indies across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and holds their own events to celebrate the day. Each year, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can get starting only on that day, available only at independent bookstores. River Dog Book Co. will be celebrating with a three-day pop-up bookstore this year! 12-6 pm (4/26), 9am-6pm (4/27 & 4/28) Fees: free Location: Beaver Dam Area Chamber of Commerce 127 S. Spring Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Contact: Broche Fabian 608-616-0025 broche@riverdogbookco.com - broche@riverdogbookco.com

04-27 - Beaver Dam Raceway – 6 Division Racing Modified, Sport Modified, Grand Nationals, Street Stocks, Legends and Dirt Devils Pits open 3:30 Main Gate Opens 4:30 Racing at 6:30 $25 a car load or $13 for Single Adult (Car Load must have everybody seat belted in) Fees: $25 a car load or $13 for Single Adult
(Car Load must have everybody seat belted in) Location: Beaver Dam Raceway N7086 Raceway Rd, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Contact: Beaver Dam Raceway- 887-1600 -

04-27 - Earth Day - DBDI Community Clean-up & Annual Tree Planting 8:30 - 9 a.m. Registration at The Watermark, 209 S Center St 9 - 11:30 a.m. Paper shredding free with food pantry donation behind 134 S Spring St. Sponsor: Tyjeski Family Chiropractic 9 - 11:30 a.m. E-Cycling (electronics only) ReStore FREE PRESENTATIONS 10 - Noon, Creepy, Crawly, Cool - Marsh Haven 10:30 Tree Planting Ceremony across from The Watermark 11:15 a.m. Good Backyard Practices by Tim Eilbes, K & B Tree & Lawn Care @ The Watermark 11:45 a.m. Simple Ways to Save the Earth by Archan Sramek, Climate Reality Leadership Corps @ The Watermark 1:00 P.M. 'Celebrate the Seasons' by Jack & Holly Bartholmai@ Beaver Dam Community Library 311 S Spring St 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon Fees: Free Presentations
Paper shredding free with food pantry donation Location: The Watermark, 209 S Center St Beaver Dam Community Library 311 S Spring St ReStore, Habitat for Humanity 1022 Madison St Paper Shredding behind 134 S Spring St Contact: Volunteers/teams needed please contact Jon Abfall 920-887-7953 or Josiah Vilmin 920-382-8346 - ekb418@charter.net

04-27 - Earth Day Community Clean-Up & Tree Planting Tree planting, street clean-up throughout the downtown, informational speakers. Volunteers needed, please bring gloves, dress warm. Drink Specials at Black Waters Coffee Ice Cream Specials at Annabelle's Ice Cream Parlor Free paper shredding and food drop by Tyjseki Family Chiropractic 9 am to Noon Fees: FREE event, thanks for volunteer assistance
Fees apply at local retail outlets Location: Registration at 209 S Center St, The Watermark Tree Planting Center St across from The Watermark Black Waters Coffee, 308 S Center St Annabelle's Ice Cream Parlor, 301 Front Street Paper Shredding in Tower Parking Lot Contact: General information: Josiah Vilmin Josiah@nunatakcoffee.com Volunteers/Crew information: Jon Abfall, jsabfall@live.com or call 920-887-7953 - ekb418@charter.net

04-27 - Riverwalk Beautification CATALYST, the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce’s new group aimed at engaging Millennials, is hosting events during YP Week at the end of April, and you’re invited! The event on Saturday April 27th is a collaboration with the Beaver Dam Rotary Club and the Parks Department of the City of Beaver Dam to plant trees in the new Rotary Riverwalk Park. It is also being hosted in recognition of Earth Day and in conjunction with other groups that will be cleaning up downtown Beaver Dam for the summer season. The Riverwalk beautification activity is family friendly. If you’re a Millennial with a spouse or with young kids, everyone is welcome to help with greening the downtown on the weekend of Earth Day. The newest members of our workforce are encouraged to bring their friends and co-workers. We need a head count for food so please RSVP through the Chamber’s CATALYST Facebook page or TEXT Alison at 920-296-4469. CATALYST will be hosting programming and events throughout the year designed to engage our newest members of the workforce. Fees: Free Location: Rotary Riverwalk Park East Tower Parking Lot, Downtown Beaver Dam, WI Contact: TEXT Alison Wolf at 920-296-4469 - info@beaverdamchamber.com

04-27 - Three In One Finalé 1. BEFORE THEY OPEN - Ooga Brewing Company Facility Tour 2. 1st Art Exhibit exclusive preview in new Dodge County Center for the Arts 3. Craft beer tasting at DCCA CATALYST, the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce’s new group aimed at engaging Millennials, is hosting events during YP Week at the end of April, and you’re invited! The event on Saturday April 27th immediately follows the Downtown Beautification event held at Rotary Riverwalk Park. Participants with the tree planting are guaranteed a spot with the limited reservations for the three components of the final events for YP Week. Participants will first get an exclusive tour of the brand new Ooga Brewing Company microbrewery in downtown Beaver Dam, BEFORE they open. Then they will walk to the new Dodge County Center for the Arts and get an exclusive preview of their first ever exhibit in the new downtown location. Immediately following will be a craft beer tasting at the DCCA. The newest members of our workforce are encouraged to bring their friends and co-workers. We need a head count for food so please RSVP through the Chamber’s CATALYST Facebook page or TEXT Alison at 920-296-4469. CATALYST will be hosting programming and events throughout the year designed to engage our newest members of the workforce. Fees: $5 Per Person- Thank you to our Sponsor Apache Stainless Equipment Location: 1. BEFORE THEY OPEN - Ooga Brewing Company Facility Tour 2. 1st Art Exhibit exclusive preview in new Dodge County Center for the Arts 3. Craft beer tasting at DCCA Contact: Alison Wolf- 920-296-4469 - info@beaverdamchamber.com

05-03 through 06-07 - The Awakening - DCCA Grand Opening Show THE AWAKENING Blossoms, Birds & Butterflies Join The Dodge County Center for the Arts for our Grand Opening and first show in our new location from May 3rd through June 7th. The show will feature original art from local artists expressing their personal views of blossoms, birds, butterflies, awakenings, new beginnings and blooming art. May 3 - June 7
Thursday & Friday 3 pm-6 pm
Saturday 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday 12pm - 4 pm Fees: Free & Open to the Public Location: Dodge County Center for the Arts 130 W. Maple Ave (formerly Bank Mutual) Beaver Dam Contact: DCCA 920-341-6278 - info@bdaaa.org

05-03 - Opening Reception for the DCCA Show THE AWAKENING Blossoms, Birds & Butterflies Join The Dodge County Center for the Arts for our Grand Opening and first show in our new location from May 3rd through June 7th. The show will feature original art from local artists expressing their personal views of blossoms, birds, butterflies, awakenings, new beginnings and blooming art. 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Fees: Free Location: Dodge County Center for the Arts 130 W. Maple Ave (formerly Bank Mutual) Beaver Dam Contact: DCCA 920-341-6278 - info@bdaaa.org

05-04 - Beaver Dam Community Hospital Foundation Derby Day Fundraiser One of the greatest traditions in sports will be the centerpiece of the Beaver Dam Community Hospitals Foundation fundraising gala on Saturday, May 4, at 4 p.m. at Old Hickory Golf Club. The 9th Annual Derby Day celebration is an opportunity to dress up in fun, Derby-style fashions and enjoy traditional event-inspired cuisine, all while supporting the BDCH Foundation and its and its mission of improving the health and wellness of Dodge County and the surrounding communities. Premier viewing of 145th Kentucky Derby, “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports,” highlights the event, which also features raffles, silent and live auctions and much more. There’s also the Hat Parade, where attendees have an opportunity to showcase their decorative Derby hats and a favorite is selected by vote. Tickets are $75 per seat or $550 for a table of eight and include pre-race cocktails, appetizers and a Derby-themed dinner and dessert. Dinner choices include Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart (Vegetarian); 8 oz. Salmon with Maple Bourbon Glaze; Mushroom Braised Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallions; and Southern Fried Pecan Chicken. For tickets visit https://events.readysetauction.com/beaverdamcommunityhospitalsfound/2019derbyday For more information, call 920-887-4851. 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Fees: Event tickets - $75.00 each. Location: Old Hickory Golf Club, W7596 Hwy 33, Beaver Dam, WI Contact: For more information call 920-887-4851. - bdchfoundation@bdch.org

05-06 - Tourism Week Luncheon A joint effort of the Beaver Dam Rotary Club and the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce featuring a presentation from George Tzougros, a ranking member of the Governor's Council on Tourism and Executive Director of the Wisconsin Arts Board. Luncheon will also include presentation of this year's Hospitality Service Award winners in the Beaver Dam Area. Old Hickory Golf Club, 11:30 am- 1:00 pm; $15.00 per person which includes lunch. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Sponsored by the AmericInn of Beaver Dam. May 7- 11:30am-1:00pm Fees: 15.00 per person Location: Old Hickory Golf Club- W7596 WI-33, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Contact: Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce - 887-8879 - info@beaverdamchamber.com

05-08 - Dodge County SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Monthly Program Meeting This months program topic will cover Active Shooter/Violence in the Workplace, presented by the Beaver Dam police department. Lunch at 11:30am Program from 12:00pm to 1:00pm Registration starts at 11:15am Fees: $35 drop in fee Location: Old Hickory Golf Club, Beaver Dam Contact: Contact dodgectyshrm@gmail.com - reneep@horiconbank.com

05-09 - Wills, Estates, And More - What You Need To Know You're invited to an educational workshop presented by Horicon Bank! We'll cover topics including: --Wills and Trusts --Powers of Attorney - Financial and Health Care --Living Wills --Individual Trustees --Corporate Trustees You will meet the experts: --Chris Berens, CTFA, AIF (Horicon Bank Administration) --Karla Chase (QBS Law, S.C.) 5:00pm - Registration and Light Appetizers 5:30pm-6:30pm - Educational Workshop RSVP Today! 5pm Fees: Free to attend Location: The Watermark - 209 South Center St, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916 Contact: Please RSVP to marketing@horiconbank.com - marketing@horiconbank.com

05-09 - Charity Bingo Night | Dodge County Women's Club Get your B-I-N-G-O on for a good cause! Join us for Charity Bingo Night and learn about local charities. Playing is free, but donations are appreciated. When you win, local charities win too! At the end of the night, all donations collected will go to the winner's charity of choice. Other prizes will be awarded throughout the evening too. Contact Donna at doathout@americanbankbd.com if you'd like to represent a charitable organization at the event. We hope to see you there! Registration: 6:30-7:00pm, Event: 7:00-8:00pm Fees: $0 - free! Location: Old Hickory Golf Club W7596 Highway 33 East, Beaver Dam, WI Contact: Julie Sena info@dodgecountywomensclub.com 920-885-6090 - info@dodgecountywomensclub.com

05-14 - Breakfast Network What Talent Really Wants What Employers Need to Know About Millennials’ Career Goals Angela Damiani is one of the founding partners of NEWaukee. The organization began life as a voluntary millennial social network which evolved into a for-profit company, headquartered in Milwaukee. Damiani and her partners have acquired critical knowledge about their fellow young professionals through the trial and error of hosting everything from pop up events to long planned multi-day events. As NEWaukee went from a social network group name to a for profit company, Angela and her partners successfully began consulting with major and minor Wisconsin businesses on talent attraction and retention. Damiani knows that the key to attracting and retaining the newest members of the workforce, in any type of company, is to understand what these new and future employees want out of their work lives. Come and let Angela share with you what your new talent really wants at the May Breakfast Network! 7:30 am to 9:00 am Fees: $13 per person (includes hot breakfast) Location: Old Hickory Golf Course Contact: Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce (920) 887-8879 - info@beaverdamchamber.com

05-16 - Partners Cookie Sale This is the monthly cookie sale by Partners of BDCH 8 to 2:00 Fees: $6.60 Per doz Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital Cafe' area or lobby 707 S University Ave BEaver Dam Contact: Gail Henschel 920-887-1215 - hensch34@charter.net

05-18 - Ham N Jam Ham ‘N Jam is Green Valley’s single largest fundraising event. The proceeds from this event allow us to fulfill our mission: “To help individuals with special needs, and their families, achieve maximum potential and independence through an array of services.” Ham ‘N Jam will be held at • The Watermark in downtown Beaver Dam • Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mark your calendar to enjoy: • Great music: BD Most Wanted • Great food and beverages for purchase • Great raffles and prizes 3:00 PM-8:00 PM Fees: None Location: The Watermark 209 S Center St, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Contact: - mvoglrauscher@morainepark.edu

05-27 - Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony This ceremony is to honor our Veterans who served this country with the ultra sacrifice of their life to make this country FREE! City Park benches will be available for seating but we encourage you to bring your own a lawn chair or blanket for over flow of people. 10:15am- 11:15am Fees: FREE Location: Veterans Memorial Park in Oakwood Cemetery at Hwy 151 & Hwy 33, Beaver Dam, WI Contact: Lois Levenhagen 920-887-0642 - loislev@sbcglobal.net

06-01 - Beaver Dam Community Hosptials 2019 Run with the Nurses Event The 11th annual Run with the Nurses 5k hosted by the nurses of Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. is set for Saturday, June 1. All community members are invited to join this celebration in honor of the BDCH nurses during National Nurses Week. The run, held rain or shine, will begin at 7:30 a.m. near the front entrance of the hospital at 707 S. University Avenue in Beaver Dam. After meandering through the nearby residential area, the 5-kilometer /3.2-mile course loops back to the finish line at the front of the hospital near the pond, where participants can enjoy the park-like grounds and complimentary refreshments. Everyone is welcome to participate, regardless of age or physical condition. Strollers and wheelchairs will be allowed, but bikes, roller blades, “heelies,” skateboards and pets are prohibited. To sign up, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/WI/BeaverDam/Nurses5KChallenge 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Fees: $25 registration fee before May 15; $30 registration fee after May 15 and day of event; $15 registration fee for children 14 and under. Location: Beaver Dam Community Hosptial 707 S University Ave, Beaver Dam, WI Contact: Desiree Mueller 920-887-4869 - dmueller@bdch.org

06-20 - Cookie Sale Partners of BDCH This is the monthly cookie sale at the hospital sponsored by Partners of BDCH 8 to 2:00 Fees: $6.60 per doz Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital Cafe' area or Lobby 707 S University Ave Beaver Dam Contact: Gail Henschel 920-887-1215 - hensch34@charter.net

06-26 through 06-28 - The Nut Man Sale They sell candy, nuts, snacks & chocolate in small bags. This is a fund raiser for the Partners of Beaver Dam Community Hospital 9:30 Am to 2:30 PM Fees: various Location: 707 S University Ave Beaver Dam Contact: Arletta Trejo 920-887-1422 - artrejo@charter.net

07-11 through 07-13 - Beaver Dam Lake Days For twenty-six years, Beaver Dam Lake Days has attracted many residents and visitors to Tahoe Park the second weekend in July. The family festival includes lake activities, music, food, entertainment and fireworks. It is a great opportunity to get together with old friends and to meet new ones! TBD Fees: $8 at the gate 5 & under are free Location: Tahoe Park, Beaver Dam Contact: - bdlakedays@gmail.com

07-18 - PARTNERS OF BDCH COOKIE SALE This is the monthly cookie sale and is a fund raiser for the Partners of Beaver Dam Community Hospital 8 TO 2:00 Fees: $6.60 per dozen Location: Beaver Dam Community Hospital Cafe' or Lobby 707 S university Ave Contact: Gail Henschel 920-887-1215 - hensch34@charter.net

09-14 - Beaver Dam Pepper Festival The Beaver Dam Pepper Festival promotes the cultivation and use of an heirloom pepper plant of Hungarian origin that found its way to Beaver Dam in the very early 20th Century and was propagated here with its seeds sold throughout the United States for decades. This pepper plant in America has always been known as the Beaver Dam Pepper. Start the morning off with Apple/Pepper Pancakes! Other pepper infused food options will be available throughout the day including catfish bites, Beaver Dam pepper pasta, ribs, a pie social and more! A chili cook off, raffles and entertainment will be part of the festivities. Admission is free! 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Fees: Free entry to event. Cost to enter the Chili Cook Off is $5.00 per entry. Location: The Beaver Dam Pepper Festival is located in the parking lot of the Park Village Shopping Center, just northwest of the Highways 151 and 33 Interchange, in Beaver Dam. Contact: Diana Ogle, Event Organizer, at 920.382.6453. - doandgo@charter.net

 

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