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June 25 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM What's the Big Idea? Unlocking Creativity, Getting Results, and Having Fun with Peter Leidy

Who knew that the principles of improvisational theater could help teams and organizations improve communication, generate more ideas, increase productivity and boost employee morale? In this workshop you will learn some new pathways to creativity, and take away a practical strategy that you can implement immediately. You will see the difference between a typical meeting and a meeting that has come to life. Not to mention you’ll have fun!

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June 25 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Take a Leap of Faith! 10 Steps to Set Up Your Venture with Saran Ouk

Are you passionate about creating people-focused solutions? Have a business idea you want to explore? Join Saran Ouk, Founder and CEO of conNEXTions and Dream Bigger LLC, in this session where you’ll learn how she was able to take a leap of faith, and how you can, too! Saran will walk you through 10 easy steps to starting a small business or nonprofit organization. And you’ll leave ready to jump in!

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June 25 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Spelling out Solar Home Technology with PV, EV and TOU

Installing a residential photovoltaic solar system is surprisingly affordable for people who own their own home. Combined with an electric vehicle and a time of use meter, you can generate sustainable energy and transportation. Madison resident Josh Feyen will share both his first-hand experience and the fiscal numbers to purchase and finance a residential solar system. A representative from Renew Wisconsin will be on hand to further answer questions or schedule a solar evaluation of your home.

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June 26 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Laser Life Coaching

Boost your confidence and break through obstacles to pursue your dream! Karla Marie, Ted Gurman, Sharon Barbour and Toral Livingston-Jha, all certified life coaches, will provide free 15-20 minute “laser” sessions to help you gain clarity and see your passions from a new perspective. Step into the focused attention you need as you bring your dreams to life!

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June 26 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM 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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June 27 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 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 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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June 27 2019, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Please Say Hello to Me with Mary Helen Conroy

We all need someone to say “hello” to, don’t we? Loneliness is a large and rising health risk, and there’s no magic pill to cure it. But there are some strategies to help us cope and grow new friendships! Join us in this informative session as Mary Helen Conroy, author, speaker and life coach, shares insight on how to combat loneliness and branch out. You’d be surprised at just how far “hello” can take you!

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June 28 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunchtime 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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June 29 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Celebrate the Red, White and Blue

Get ready for Independence Day – DreamBank-style! Swing by with the whole family and make patriotic wands for parade watching, along with other red, white and blue crafts! Let freedom (and creativity) ring!

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June 29 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Snail Mail with Love Sum

Spend an afternoon of creativity at DreamBank! Join Taryn Garland, the founder of Love Sum, for a workshop where you’ll create a set of custom greeting cards to spread the love to those in your life, including yourself! We’ll have a variety of different supplies for you to make cards and envelopes. Be sure to bring your address book so we can send your snail mail for you! This event is perfect for crafters ages 12 and up.

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July 01 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Total Body Workout with Pat’s Gym

Start your week with a full body workout with Pat’s Gym! Using free weights and your own body weight, you’ll get your heart pumping with movements that strengthen, tone and build your endurance. This class emphasizes team building and is open to all fitness levels.

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July 01 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Running Group with Nora Bird

Dreaming of getting started as a runner? Join Nora bird for our drop-in running group! We’ll be meeting each Monday over the summer to provide support and fun to add to your running routine. Can’t make a session? No problem! Join us when you can, and meet other running novices as you put your legs to the test. This running group is for all fitness levels and will meet every Monday from June 3rd-August 26th.  

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July 02 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM How to Get the Best LinkedIn Profile POP! with Jared J. Wiese

Want to ensure your profile POPS to recruiters or prospects? See if yours is giving fireworks or misfires! Join Jared J. Wiese, founder of Profiles That POP! and a recognized LinkedIn expert, as he shares his top secrets for getting found on LinkedIn. You'll see a few profiles changed on the fly and have time for Q&A.

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July 02 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Summer Music Series

This summer, we’re partnering with local startup, LÜM, to bring you performances by up-and-coming musicians! Come out for this family-friendly event the first Tuesday of the month from June to September (rain or shine) to enjoy some toe-tapping music and purchase some fantastic eats from local food trucks! Let’s have some summer fun.

  • July 2nd - Will Pfrang and the Good Land Gang & OSTON
  • August 6th - Jayne Joyce & TeawhYB
  • September 3rd - Paper Holland

**No alcohol is permitted on American Family Insurance premises 

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July 06 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM 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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July 06 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Chandelier Crystal Necklaces with Maureen Tillman

Ready to get your creativity on? Join local artist Maureen Tillman and take inspiration from the past to create a stunningly elegant necklace with an antique chandelier crystal. We’ll provide all the supplies, you just bring your creativity. This event is perfect for creativity lovers ages 12 and up.

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July 08 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Running Group with Nora Bird

Dreaming of getting started as a runner? Join Nora bird for our drop-in running group! We’ll be meeting each Monday over the summer to provide support and fun to add to your running routine. Can’t make a session? No problem! Join us when you can, and meet other running novices as you put your legs to the test. This running group is for all fitness levels and will meet every Monday from June 3rd-August 26th.  

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July 09 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM How to Create a Social Media Strategy That Produces Results with Dexter Patterson

In this era of social media, the customer has a louder voice than ever — and they demand to be heard. So it’s time to listen. In this session, social and digital media specialist Dexter "Digital Dex" Patterson will teach you how to create a winning social media strategy that speaks to your customer and helps your brand stand out in a competitive marketplace. You can look forward to gaining insider tips on the current state of social media marketing and strategies on how to build a goal-oriented plan that creates a memorable and rewarding experience for you and your customers. Get ready to step up your game!

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July 09 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM How to Pivot Like a Futurist with Marti Ryan

Sometimes it’s hard to feel in control of your future. But, luckily, having a strategy and an open mind can do wonders for taking control! Join Futurist Marti Ryan, and learn how to create future and potential scenarios with the help of design thinking and a growth mindset. She’ll cover megatrends across Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, and Political (STEEP) Categories, and discuss their impact on your quality of life. You’ll leave with a pivot plan that future you will thank you for.

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July 10 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Feng Shui — Mastering the Basics with Jane Antonovich

Enjoy this dynamic introduction to the ancient art of Feng Shui as you learn how to manifest your greatest desires by unlocking the hidden energies within your environment. You'll discover how to easily work with the Bagua and the 5 elements, as well as learn how to balance the flow of energy throughout your home – so you open up immense new opportunities for growth, expansion, peace... and outrageous happiness! 

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