DreamBank Closed

The health and well-being of our guests and dreamers are of utmost importance to us, so in an effort to do our part to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve made the decision to close DreamBank — through at least April 30. This means all events and room reservations are canceled, and the entire space will be closed.

In the meantime, be sure to look at our Facebook page for live events that you can stream right to your phone or device. We hope you all stay happy, healthy, and safe during this time and we look forward to opening our doors to our Community of Dreamers again soon!

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April 08 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CANCELED: CAREER: Finding Success in Your Career and Your Relationships

It can be challenging to find success in both your personal relationships and your career, but it’s possible! Join Deborah and Lloyd Biddle as they discuss the journey through working and running businesses while raising their family. Deborah, owner of The People Company LLC, and Lloyd, a pastor, teacher and leadership development expert, will share the frameworks and concepts that supported their path to success.

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April 09 2020, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM CANCELED: DREAM BIG: Eating Right with Ann Garvin

Let’s face it. We already know how to eat “right” to nourish our bodies with healthy food. But sometimes media messages complicate our understanding and what we know becomes less clear. Join Ann Garvin, Ph.D in a discussion about food, myths and the psychology of eating. Ann will summarize, clarify, and demystify eating well with simple examples and realistic strategies to help guide you.


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April 11 2020, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM CANCELED: FAMILY: Easter Egg Hunt and Pictures with the Easter Bunny

Psst! The Easter Bunny is arriving a day early at DreamBank! Stop by and kick off your Easter weekend in our inspiring space. We’ll have an Easter egg hunt for the kids at 9:30 am, followed by some creative, family-friendly crafting and pictures with the Easter bunny from 10am-Noon. Pictures will be on a first come, first served basis. It’s guaranteed to be a hoppin’ good time for the whole family!

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April 11 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CANCELED: CRAFTING: Bead-Wrapped Hoop Earrings with Alison Lesniak

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Use simple wire wrapping techniques to make these stylish earrings with customized wire and bead colors! These earrings are lightweight, comfortable and easy to wear --- great for yourself or as a gift for someone special. This class is appropriate for jewelry novices as well as those with some jewelry making experience! This event is perfect for guests ages 12 and up.

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April 13 2020, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CANCELED: FITNESS: Full Body Strength with Emily Groth Fitness Do you want to improve your balance, flexibility and strength without gym machines or equipment? Register >
April 13 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CANCELED: CRAFTING: Bullet Journal Techniques with Caitlin Jackson

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Bullet journaling is a creative way to organize and keep track of various aspects of your life. Join Caitlin Jackson, local crafter and co-owner of The Seedy Merchant, to learn tips and techniques for getting the most out of your bullet journal! You’ll create an aesthetically pleasing planner full of to-do lists, trackers for your habits and moods, check lists, doodles, thoughts and dreams! Just bring your creativity! This event is perfect for guests ages 12 and up.

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April 14 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM CANCELED: BUSINESS: One Wisconsin Latina's Perspective on Authentic Outreach and Storytelling with Araceli Esparza

How can storytelling boost your organization's outreach efforts? Join master storyteller and social media strategist Araceli Esparza as she discusses what types of stories make good candidates for marketing, social media and event promotions. You’ll also learn how to ensure the storytellers, as well as the people in the story, are being represented authentically and respectfully.

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April 14 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CANCELED: THINK & EXPLORE: Future of Work: Dynamic Networks of Purpose with Todd Hoskins

Gallup’s 2017 State of Global Workplace Report found that 85 percent of workers from around the world are not engaged or are actively disengaged with their jobs. Our ways of working aren't working so well. Fortunately, there are signs on the horizon that work is beginning to change, beyond automation and artificial intelligence. Join speaker Todd Hoskins of Canopy Gap in exploring how new ways of organizing and collaborating are changing the future of work.

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April 15 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CANCELED: LEARNING LAB: Motivational Interviewing with Emma Rose

Change is hard! But for those who work with customers and patients that rely on us to help make important behavior changes, it's important to be equipped with the right knowledge and tools to be effective. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based communication style, rooted in compassion, partnership and empathy, that helps a client overcome uncertainty about making important changes. From health care to climate change, MI is used in a variety of contexts. Join Emma Rose, PA-C and Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers member, for an interactive introduction to MI, and walk away with new skills you can use immediately!

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April 16 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CANCELED, FAMILY: Morning Play Date Spend a morning meeting new friends at DreamBank! While the kids enjoy interactive story time and crafts, grown-ups can explore our exhibit. Register >
April 16 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CANCELED: FAMILY: Morning Play Date

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Spend a morning meeting new friends at DreamBank! While the kids enjoy interactive story time and crafts, grown-ups can explore our exhibit and enjoy a cup of coffee in our inspiring space. Free snacks, fun and learning abound so bring your hungry bellies, listening ears and colorful imaginations! 

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April 16 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CANCELED: CAREER: Full-Circle Feedback: Making Input a Two-Way Street

Giving and receiving feedback is an essential part of both individual and company development. But creating and implementing a comprehensive employee feedback process can be daunting for supervisors and staff alike. Join Heather Ferguson of the Small Business Development Center at UW Madison to discover how to close the feedback loop and open up office-wide communication! This session will include an opportunity to practice giving individual feedback, ideas for making feedback part of your office culture, and the opportunity to see a sample 360-degree employee feedback model that you can adapt for your own workplace environment. 

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April 16 2020, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM CANCELED: DREAM BIG: Wonderhunt: Reawakening the Wonder, Peace, and Joy in Your Life with Kim Kotecki

If you’re feeling off-balance, disconnected and exhausted most days, it might be time for a wonderhunt –– the simple act of intentionally looking for wonder in an effort to reawaken your heart. Join Kim Kotecki, co-founder of Escape Adulthood, and learn how her pursuit of wonder brought back passion, purpose and peace to her life.

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April 17 2020, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CANCELED: FITNESS: Yoga with Brittany

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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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April 18 2020, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM CANCELED: FAMILY: Spring into Earth Day with the Aldo Leopold Nature Center

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Join the Aldo Leopold Nature Center at DreamBank for a morning of fun and adventure as we celebrate the 50th birthday of Earth Day, a little early. Join us in assembling prairie seed packers and a spring craft. We’ll also discuss and see if we can identify a few telltale signs of Spring, such as frog calls and spring ephemerals!


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April 18 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CANCELED: CRAFTING: Paper Bag Flip Books with April Trickel

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Turn ordinary into extraordinary! Create your own adorable flip book from plain brown paper lunch bags. These quick and easy albums have big pockets, hidden tuck spots and are loads of fun to decorate! Local artist and crafter, April Trickel, will show you how to assemble and decorate your flip book, and we'll have plenty of goodies on hand for you to use. This event is perfect for guests ages 12 and up.

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April 20 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CANCELED: LEARNING LAB: Social Media and Parenting (A Road Map to Keeping your Children Offline) with Dexter Patterson - LIVE WEBINAR

Social and digital communication is an integral part of our kids’ lives, and it’s at the center of how they interact with many of their peer groups. Attend this interactive workshop led by social and digital media specialist Dexter "Digital Dex" Patterson for guidance on empowering kids to make safer, smarter decisions when it comes to their social media presence. 

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April 21 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CANCELED: BUSINESS: Branding Under an Umbrella—Building Your Personal Brand While Working for Theirs with DP Knudten – Live Webinar

Personal branding is an absolute must for any professional who wants to build a future-proof career—but how can you do that while working under a corporate 'umbrella' brand without confusing clients, stepping on marketing department toes or leaving opportunity on the table? DP Knudten, co-author of ROTOMA—The ROI of Social Media 'Top of Mind,' will show you how to have your corporate brand cake and eat it personally, too. Join us for a fast, fun and example-filled presentation.


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April 22 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CANCELED: LEARNING LAB: I Like to Move it, Move it with Kristin Bott

Wish you could start and maintain an exercise program that really works for you? Creating something that fits in your life, can become a routine, and will help you achieve optimal results is not always easy. Kristin Bott, fitness professional and wellness coach, will help you determine your Why in exercising, and then you’ll create the How, When, What and Where for your new plan!

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April 23 2020, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM CANCELED: DREAM BIG: From Hot Mess To Success – The Transitional Journey with Alicja Ciesielska

Have you ever felt like you’re failing, even though there was no rational reason to think that way? We all have periods of time that are harder than others to navigate. But what if there was a universal framework to shift your mindset, gain a new perspective and create a plan to move toward your dreams? Join Alicja Ciesielska and learn a few tips on finding your life purpose, dealing with personal guilt and getting back on track with your goals.


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