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October 6: Waunakee Farmer’s Market
The Waunakee Farmers Market will be at the Lost Waun-A-Bowl Parking Lot from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The market takes place on Wednesday afternoons until October 27 this year.
October 7: Waunakee Memory Café
The Dementia Friendly Waunakee Committee’s monthly Memory Cafe takes place on October 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Steeplechase Condominium Clubhouse, 5636 Conway Glen (off Woodland Drive). Signs will be posted directing people to the pavilion. The café provides a place for social gathering and programs for people with mild cognitive impairment or early to intermediate dementia, as well as their family or friends. The theme for October is the Fall Festival. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call the Waunakee Senior Center at (608) 849-8385.
Oct. 7: FFA Alumni meeting
The former students of the Waunakee FFA will meet on Thursday, October 7 at 7 p.m. at Rex’s Innkeeper. Anyone wishing to support FFA programs is welcome.
October 8: Legion Post 360 Fish Fry
American Legion Post 360, 417 East Main St., Waunakee, will serve fry fish at the wheel on Friday, October 8 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The menu includes 3 pieces of fried cod, fries, a sweet and sour coleslaw, bun, and a tartar sauce. Cost i $ 12 per meal, cash or check only. Enter the parking lot from Cross Street and follow the signs to choose your food without leaving your car. For more information call or email Commander Mark McWilliams at (608) 669-3707 or [email protected]
October 10: opening of the Lutheran Church of the Cross
The Lutheran Cross Church will open on October 10 with a grand opening at 1:00 p.m., followed by a dedication and blessing service at 1:30 p.m. The church is located at 5062 Texas Longhorn Dr. in town from Westport.
The 15th annual Food for Kidz event takes place on Sunday October 10 at the Waunakee High School Commons. The goal is to pack 200,000 meals for starving children and their families. Meals will be shipped to an orphanage in Haiti and also distributed free to local pantries. Volunteers are needed to help prepare meals and can register on the website, Waunakeefoodforkidz.org. for a quarter of an hour and a half. Food for Kidz is also in partnership with the Waunakee Food Pantry, and volunteers are encouraged to bring food for the pantry. For more information, call Mick and Jeamie Holm at (608) 332-3557.
October 12: Maintenance of the autumn house
A program on the Fall Home Maintenance Program will be presented at the Waunakee Public Library at 6:30 pm Attendees will learn how to prepare your home for those freezing winter months and what you need to check each. year, in order to keep your home safe and healthy. Staying on top of these maintenance items will help you avoid problems and costly repairs down the road.
Oct 13: Roast beef and fruit cakes
On Wednesday, October 13 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., St Mary of Lake Catholic Church’s world-famous roast beef dinner and fruitcakes will take place in the Karben4 Tap Hall in the church parking lot St. John the Baptist, 209. South Street, Waunakee. Enter South Street. The $ 13 meal includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, a creamy coleslaw and a butter bun. Fruit cakes cost $ 15. Credit card only. For more information, call Kim Piazza at (608) 849-5121 ext. 136 or by email at [email protected]
October 13: Tell me who you are
Community members are invited to join the Waunakee Public Library, Waunakee Neighborhood Connection and Create Waunakee for the Building Connections 2021-2022 for a discussion on this book by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi. The series of programs is designed to introduce neighbors to each other and to lived experiences that may be different from their own. The purpose of the series is to promote community engagement, build relationships and foster conversations, all with the goal of continuous learning and growth.
October 14: How to pay for college
The Waunakee Public Library will be hosting a discussion on financial aid, scholarships and affordability on Thursday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. Former Director of Admissions Pat Walsh will discuss scholarship best practices, affordability considerations and new financial aid policies. Families will leave the workshop equipped to have a more informed and intentional collegial research. Parents of high school students who are trying to be thoughtful and strategic about merit-based scholarships are strongly encouraged to attend.
October 15: Legion Post 481 fish fry
American Legion Post 481 will serve fried fish with fried or baked cod, a large walleye fillet, jumbo shrimp, and prawn scampi. Accompaniments include a choice of baked potatoes or fries, coleslaw, beans, bread, steamed vegetables, cookies, starting at $ 10. Full bar available. The post is located at River Road and Hwy. 113 next to Taylor’s Liquor Store.
October 15: Red Cross blood drive
The Waunakee Ecumenical Council will host the Red Cross blood drive at the First Presbyterian Church from noon to 5 p.m. The church is located at 5763 Hwy. Q in Waunakee.
October 19: cleaning of the cemetery
In preparation for the cleanup of the cemetery at St. John the Baptist Church later this month, community members are urged to remove all flowers and decorations by October 19. Cemetery staff will dispose of any remaining decorations. Christmas and winter decorations will be allowed until spring cleaning in early April. For more information, see the website, www.stjb.org.
October 21: Legion Auxiliary meeting
The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) of Waunakee, William Lansing Post 360, will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, October 21 at 7 p.m. at The Post, 417 E. Main St. Social time at 5:30 p.m. and potluck at 6 p.m. h will precede the meeting. Chicken wings will be provided, and everyone is asked to bring a side dish and a table setting. Membership awards will be presented at the meeting. Anyone interested in learning more about ALA and its veterans and community services is welcome. Membership in ALA is open to spouses and widows of U.S. veterans, as well as mothers, sisters, children and grandchildren. Its purpose is to support the American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by improving the lives of veterans and their families. For more information, contact Shirley Kubiak at (608) 334-1481 or [email protected]
October 23: Halloween at the farm
Schumacher Farm Park will welcome Halloween at the farm with wagon rides, spooky haunted field stations, treats, a wizard, animals, music, games, storytelling and more. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Dale Otradovec at (608) 575-2113.
October 23: Jump around the tailgate
One Community Bank, in conjunction with the Waunakee Chamber of Commerce and Octopi Brewing, will host a tailgating event on October 23 for the Wisconsin vs Purdue soccer game which started half an hour before the game. Free dishes of Beef Butter BBQ and Octopi beer will be served, along with soft drinks, hot chocolate and water. Pumpkins will be available for the kids to decorate, and anyone wearing a Halloween costume will receive free items. The bank will match donations that day up to $ 2,000 for the Waunakee Community School District Student Aid Fund.