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August 26 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM FITNESS: Intro to Pilates with Pilates Central

Pilates Newbie? Pilates Central will be here to show you the ropes! They’ll kick things off with stretching and show you the fundamental exercises that emphasize centering, concentration and control. Plus they’ll teach you the principles of breathing, body positioning and efficient movement. Be sure to bring a water bottle, workout shoes and appropriate clothing to help you move comfortably — we’ll provide the rest.

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August 26 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM FITNESS EVENT: 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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August 27 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM BUSINESS: Demystifying the Startup Ecosystem with Scott Resnick

We want to create a place where startups succeed, but what programs are actually moving the needle forward? This talk will review key indicators that matter when measuring the health of an entrepreneurial ecosystem and discuss big ideas to further Wisconsin as an entrepreneurial hub. Hear from Scott Resnick, a distinguished entrepreneur who grew his company from $0 to an eight-figure revenue small business, on how to move Wisconsin forward in the entrepreneurial landscape.

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August 27 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUSINESS: The Importance of Clarity: A Look at the StoryBrand Framework with Julia Block

When it comes to talking about your business, it can be hard to know where to start. In this session led by marketing strategist Julia Block, business owners will learn what customers are looking for so they can tell their story in a compelling way! Julia will go over the StoryBrand Marketing Framework to teach you how to clarify your message and communicate to customers in a way that gets them to respond. Once you clarify your message, your marketing starts working for you, your team members are converted into a sales force and your customers speak a viral message that spreads — and you’ll ultimately win in the marketplace.

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August 28 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM LUNCH & LEARN: Essential Oils 101 with Lindsay Williamson

Essential oils are a safe, natural solution that support many areas of the body — from headaches, stomachaches and stress to bug bites, sunburn and sleep. Learn how essential oils can help improve or maintain what our bodies need to thrive. This class will allow you to experience the power of essential oils while learning what they are, why sourcing matters, and which are most popular.


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August 28 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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August 29 2019, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM DREAM BIG: Tuning In to Intuition and Manifesting the Life You Were Meant to Live with Liza Abitz

Are you running in the fast lane, finding that life has become a daily grind without joy, fulfillment or clarity? In this session, Liza Abitz, founder of Life Center of Wisconsin, will remind you how to incorporate simple daily practices to tap into your authentic self, slow down and listen to your inner guidance system. You’ll learn that living in balance is possible when we turn off the buzz and tune into ourselves. And you’ll leave feeling empowered knowing that you can reinvent yourself and begin living as your authentic self!

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August 30 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM FITNESS: 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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August 31 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM FAMILY: Badger Fandemonium

Show your Wisconsin pride and get ready for the upcoming football season DreamBank Style! Bring your Badger spirit and make crafts to cheer on your favorite player or team. Bucky Badger will be on the scene from 10-11 am for fun family photo ops! We’ll also have a face painter from Funny Faces Family Entertainment from 10 am-Noon, so stop in for some post-game day fun!

 

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August 31 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM MAKE, CRAFT & DO: Altered Playing Cards with April Trickel

Awaken your inner artist and turn ordinary playing cards into fun mini art creations! Create mixed-media art in a step by step process. If you are not sure how to do a mixed media project, fear not! We’ll provide guidance for the first timers and inspiration for more advanced participants. You will learn the process of adding layer after layer of materials to your cards with a variety of media including ink, gesso, paint, paper, tape, book pages, ephemera and more. This event is perfect for crafters ages 12 and up.

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September 04 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM LUNCH & LEARN: Motivation, Discipline, and Willpower: How to Harness the Power of your Brain to get More Done!

If you have ever uttered the phrase "I want to ___ but I'm just not motivated!" you’re not alone. In this workshop led by long-time health coach, Emma Rose, we will dig into the fundamental difference between motivation and discipline, why relying on willpower to break bad habits doesn't work, and why procrastination may, at times, serve us. Learn tips and tricks straight from the latest neuroscience research to help you maneuver burdensome tasks, create new habits, and own your to-do list!  

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September 05 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 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 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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September 05 2019, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM DREAM BIG: Shine On: Looking for Light During Dark Times with Jason and Kim Kotecki (Attend Online or In-Person)

Last year, Kim and Jason Kotecki, owners of Escape Adulthood, returned home from vacation with their three kids to find something they were not expecting. It led to an emotional roller coaster of fear, anger, and grief, but eventually evolved into an inspiring story of hope and the power of community. In this vulnerable but uplifting program, Kim and Jason will share their remarkable journey from darkness into light. The couple will touch on themes from Jason’s newly released book, "A Chance of Awesome: How Changing the Way You See Changes Everything," giving you tips and insight for finding the silver linings amidst the dark clouds that roll into our lives.

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September 06 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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September 07 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM FAMILY: Fall Fun with Naturing in Madison

Come explore hands-on activities for the whole family with Naturing in Madison! Join us at the DreamBank for a morning of engaging materials, thoughtfully designed play invitations, and fun crafts. Naturing in Madison is a nonprofit with the goal of bringing the whole family outdoors, offering accessible nature play experiences, and ensuring equitable access to outdoor play. Come grow wild with us at DreamBank and around town!


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September 07 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM MAKE, CRAFT & DO: Decorative Canvas Collage & Easel with Maureen Tillman

Unleash your creative spirit on a Saturday afternoon! Local artist Maureen Tillman leads this fun workshop where you’ll create your very own collage on canvas. Leave with a beautiful piece of art that showcases your unique personality and reminds you of the passions you’re pursuing in life. We’ll provide the supplies — you bring your creativity! This event is perfect for crafters ages 12 and up.

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September 09 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM FITNESS: Band Strength Training with Capital Fitness

Customize your next workout with bands! Whether you’re new to exercise, looking to freshen up your routine, or just want to sweat, this training combines several different band exercises for a full body workout. Learn key exercises that can strengthen your flexibility and mobility, work on injury prevention or post injury recovery, and enjoy simple exercises you can do the rest of your life. All muscle groups are fair game — you just choose the difficulty!

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September 10 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM BUSINESS: Innovative Change Management: Leading from the Future

For over a decade, MIT’s Sloan School of Management has led a global movement toward developing radically innovative organizational change processes. Partnering with stakeholders across nonprofit, corporate and government sectors, they’ve developed social technologies that transform the way organizations manage change. In this session led by Rebecca Paradiso de Sayu, President of ECE Partners, LLC consulting group, and Stephan Gilchrist, Director of the Social Innovation and Sustainability Leadership Graduate Program at Edgewood College, you’ll receive an overview of creative tools and strategies that open the door to new ways of doing business.

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September 10 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM BUSINESS: A Holistic Guide to Online Marketing with Joey Donovan Guido

When it comes to marketing your business, there’s a lot to think about. But online marketing consultant Joey Donovan Guido of Cuppa SEO Web Design is here to help! In this workshop, he’ll provide a global view of online marketing and encourage you to look at your website, blog and social media efforts as a whole to create an effective strategy. We’ll go over three major disciplines – SEO, user experience and conversion – so you can learn what these are and why they’re important. Then, you’ll get practical advice on how you can actually apply your learnings to your online marketing efforts! You’ll leave empowered to make meaningful improvements for your business.

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September 10 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM THINK & EXPLORE: Facebook Groups are the Future with Josh Klemons

Today, smart marketers understand that building an engaged and loyal community is far more valuable than the most viral of posts. And that means Facebook Groups are the future of effective social media marketing! But how does it all work? In this session led by digital strategist Josh Klemons, you’ll learn how to start a Facebook group, get tips and tricks for growing and moderating your group and explore examples of brands who really know what they’re doing in this space. Over 400 million Facebook users are already actively using Facebook Groups. It’s time to join them!

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