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November 14 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM FAMILY: Morning Play Date with Sally the Stone

Spend a morning meeting new friends at DreamBank! We'll join local children’s Author, Sally Schnarr, as she reads her colorful storybook, Sally the Stone and Friends, Spread Kindness and Joy. Children will then be able to follow the journey of one small painted stone as it spreads kindness. Free snacks, fun and learning abound so bring your hungry bellies, listening ears and colorful imaginations! With a special ending, your children will love this interactive story.

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November 14 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BOOK CLUB: Gratitude Works! A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity

Join DreamBank for an inspiring book club as we read Gratitude Works! A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity. We’ll meet over the course of five weeks to discuss the book, enjoy some light snacks and share with each other what we’ve learned! Sign up early to join the fun — we’ll provide the first 25 book club members with a book. We will be meeting November 14, November 21, December 5 & December 12. 

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November 14 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUSINESS FOR GOOD: The Business of Doing Good (and Being Good at it) with Adam Erdmann

The landscape around you is filled with good people and nonprofits doing great things. With so much good, how do you know where to make your investments? Strategic philanthropy is all about finding the right fit. How can you have an impact on your community AND bring value to your company or brand? Adam Erdmann, senior program manager with the Alliant Energy Foundation, will walk you through aligning your business goals with doing good (and being good at it).

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November 14 2019, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM DREAM BIG: Appreciation Intelligence: The New AI with Roger Wolkoff

Appreciation may seem like a no-brainer, but it's often overlooked. And so many of us easily forget to power of a simple “thank you.” In this session led by professional speaker, author, and founder of All About Authenticity, Roger Wolkoff, we’ll learn the importance of appreciation and explore different appreciation languages. He’ll talk about how showing appreciation towards others pays you back incredible dividends and opens the door to them investing in you — which can only help in your dream pursuit. Talk about a win-win.


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November 15 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM FITNESS: Yoga

Start feeling happier and healthier with this relaxing, body-strengthening yoga session in DreamBank’s inspiring space! This combination is designed to help you achieve a renewed attitude of mindfulness and gratitude. Yoga newbie? No worries. We’ll teach you the basics and provide a yoga mat.

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November 16 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM FAMILY: Storybook Magic with Children’s Theater of Madison

Join Children's Theater of Madison for Storybook Magic! In this engaging and interactive story time, children and their families will use imagination and creativity to bring the winter-themed story, The Mitten, to life through drama-based activities. Afterwards, students will make their very own pair of paper mittens to take home! This story is best suited for ages 4 and up.

 

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November 16 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CRAFTING: Cookies and Canvases with Stickman Painting Studio

Express your creativity on canvas! Join us for a free, two-hour painting class with an instructor from Stickman Painting Studio. You’ll be guided step-by-step as you bring a funky vinyl record player painting to life! This event is appropriate for crafters ages 12 and up.

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November 18 2019, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM DREAM BIG: Connection & Intention: Zodiac Energy Collage

Inspired by the spirit of your zodiac sign, you will make a personalized collage that will serve as a meaningful reminder of your personal energy. Creative Wellness Curator, Jasmine Timmons will open the session with a grounding intention setting, allowing participants time and space to tap into the qualities they'd like to embody. Collage Artist, Natalie Ergas will facilitate your creative energy as you make your own unique zodiac collage to take home. This event is perfect for guests ages 16 and up.

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November 19 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM BUSINESS: Streamline your Business for More Clarity, Focus, and Fun with Tina Hallis

Running your own business can feel overwhelming. Join Tina Hallis, Ph.D., entrepreneur, founder of The Positive Edge and author of Sharpen Your Positive Edge, as she shares key lessons that have helped her find more joy and less stress in her own business. You’ll learn techniques for getting clear on your priorities, finding more focus, and enjoying less struggle. Tina will show you how having your own business can be easier and more fun!

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November 19 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM SPECIAL EVENT: Home Safety Night with MPD's Good Neighbor Project

Want to learn how to make your home and personal property less tempting to thieves? Then join us for a night with the MPD! At this special event, you’ll learn about the most common property crimes in Madison, discover tips and low-cost ways you can deter thieves and even get an overview on some of the latest smart home tech to help safeguard your home. Be sure to share your new-found knowledge with your neighbors!

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November 20 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM LEARNING LAB: The Power of Listening with John Scott

Listening is one of the most critical skills in communication. But how good at it are you? Join John Scott, professional speaker and long-time sales management professional, for this fun and highly interactive presentation where we’ll explore how good listening can positively impact all areas of your life. Come ready to change the way you interact with others and discover the joy of mastering this important skill. You will leave with practical steps to become a master listener in no time!


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November 20 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM FITNESS: Circuit Training with Gym 608

Pump up your week with a full-body workout lead by Gym 608! You’ll be challenged to push yourself in quick bursts with minimal rest, which helps maximize your workout and keeps you burning calories long after it ends.

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November 20 2019, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM ADULTING: The Trip You Dream About

Travel writer and guidebook author Kevin Revolinski, The Mad Traveler, has visited 75+ countries and lived in six. Join us for this presentation as he chronicles his travels and shares strategies for how you can visit your dream destinations! It’s time to fuel your wanderlust. 



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November 21 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM BUSINESS FOR GOOD: Using Strong Words to Enhance Organizational Integrity with Yvette Jones

In this interactive presentation, Yvette Jones, president and founder of designCraft Advertising, demonstrates the power of carefully chosen language. You'll learn to create taglines, job descriptions, and company materials that embody your commitments, attract good clients and customers, and guide your organization in ethical growth. 

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November 21 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CAREER: Recognizing When Change is Needed with Elizabeth Disch

What do passion and personal alignment have to do with our career paths? Everything! Attempting to build a satisfying career when either of these are missing is nothing short of pointless. Join career counselor Elizabeth Disch for an enlightening discussion where you will learn to recognize if/when a career change is necessary and discover how to bring your career and passions into alignment. You’ll leave not only feeling empowered to reclaim your career, but with concrete next steps personalized to you!

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November 21 2019, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM DREAM BIG: Living in Harmony with Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets

Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets is a Madison, WI-based band comprised of Beth Kille, Shawndell Marks and Jen Farley. This acoustic-pop trio features tight three-part harmonies, combined with straight-from-the heart songwriting. As motivational speakers, they combine their award-winning musical talents with powerful life lessons to help their audiences explore the three keys that they have discovered to Living in Harmony with your family, your colleagues and with yourself. Join us for this inspiring event!

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November 22 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM FITNESS: Yoga

Start feeling happier and healthier with this relaxing, body-strengthening yoga session in DreamBank’s inspiring space! This combination is designed to help you achieve a renewed attitude of mindfulness and gratitude. Yoga newbie? No worries. We’ll teach you the basics and provide a yoga mat.

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November 23 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM FAMILY: Music Lab with Julie Mazer

Uncover your little one’s innate musicality with music-making activities using their voice, body and instruments! Local early childhood music teacher, Julie Mazer, will guide your child’s journey with simple rhythmic and melodic concepts. They’ll even get to create their very own musical instrument to take home!

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November 23 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CRAFTING: Holiday Wooden Signs

Join us for a fun and artistic afternoon of sign painting where we’ll help you create your next festive masterpiece! You’ll be able to choose from a variety of paint and embellishments to best showcase your holiday spirit. We’ll provide the instructions and supplies, you just bring your creativity. This event is perfect for crafters ages 12 and up.

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November 26 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM THINK & EXPLORE: How the Music Industry Works with Roy Elkins

Join Broadjam Founder and seasoned musician Roy Elkins as he takes an exploration of the music industry and how to protect, pitch and place your music in it. This session will examine how record labels, publishers, distributors, live venues, and radio stations operate. If you are a promising songwriter or performing artist and/or want to understand how to get your music to the industry, this presentation is for you!

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