Whitewater Kiwanis Serves Pancakes on March 2

The Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club will be serving their all-you-can-eat Kiwanis pancakes, delicious Jones Sausages, coffee, milk and orange juice on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Old Armory, 146 W. North Street, in downtown Whitewater. For just $5 in advance and $6 at the door, people can enjoy a delicious meal and help the Kiwanis Club raise funds for many worthy projects in the community.

Tickets for the breakfast will be available at PremierBank, First Citizen’s State Bank, and Fort Community Credit Union-Whitewater. They can also be purchased from any Whitewater Kiwanian. Tickets for the breakfast are a $5 donation per person in advance and $6 at the Whitewater Armory the day of the event (with pre-school children FREE).

Lorrie Koppein, president of the Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club, said, “I always look forward to our pancake event, where so many people enjoy great pancakes and help out the children in our community at the same time.”

Kiwanis thanks all of the sponsors who help make the breakfast possible with donations of products and services, including: City of Whitewater Parks & Recreation, Dalee Water Conditioning, D.L.K. Enterprises Inc., First Citizens State Bank, Jessica’s Family Restaurant, Milton Propane Inc., PremierBank, Second Salem Brewing Company, Studio 84, Gus’ Pizza, and Whitewater Manufacturing.

The Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club is made up of dedicated volunteers who help children in the Whitewater community and the world, all with 100 percent of funds raised going directly to projects and zero to administrative costs. Each year, the club distributes approximately $20,000, with over half going to the Whitewater Unified School District, including Ferradermis, ELL Summer School Transportation, shoes for students, Badger Boys State and Badger Girls State, and scholarships. Kiwanis helped to build and maintain the Flowing Well Shelter, the shelter and accessible playground at Starin Park and Treyton’s Field of Dreams, the WHS football field lights and press box, as well as adopting a highway to clean up. In addition, the group donates to the Whitewater Youth Soccer Club, the Friends of the Whitewater Aquatic Center Family Partnership Fund, the Whitewater Food Pantry, Bethel House and more.

Funds are raised through annual Pancake Breakfasts that have been served continuously since the 1950s, the Discover Whitewater Series Half-Marathon Pancake Breakfast since it began, and yearly poinsettia and lily plant sales. More information can be found on the Whitewater Kiwanis Breakfast Club Facebook page.

Alpha – Tuesday, January 22 at 12:30 PM, Seniors in the Park

Alpha is a 2018 American historical adventure film directed by Albert Hughes and written by Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt, from a story by Hughes. The film stars Kodi Smit-McPhee as a young hunter who befriends an injured wolf during the last ice age, with Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson as his father. The wolf is played by Chuck, a five-year-old Czechoslovakian Wolfdog.

Principal photography began in February 2016 in Canada and lasted through that April. The film was delayed several times, before being released in the United States on August 17, 2018, by Sony Pictures Releasing. It has grossed over $99 million worldwide and received generally favorable reviews from critics, who praised the performances and cinematography.

When: Tuesday, January 22 at 12:30 PM

Where: Seniors in the Park

Movie Info: Rated PG-13; 1 hour, 36 min. (2018)

Whitewater Lions Fish-A-Ree to be held on Sunday February 10

Special Raffles include the following:

  • Vexilar FL-8SE Fish Finder – Tickets for this item are $10.00 per ticket.  Only 50 tickets will be sold!
  • StrikeMaster Lithium 40v Electric Ice Auger – Tickets for this item are $20.00 per ticket.  Only 50 tickets will be sold!
  • Tickets for the “Special Raffle” items are available at the door or contact Steve Malone at (608)201-5515 for advance sales.

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Chili Cook-off 2019 at Freeze Fest Sign-up Open

Do you make an incredible chili? Are you interested in helping raise funds for Special Olympics? Then the Freeze Fest Chili Cook-off is for you. Get together a group of people, your club, group, church or business and make it an event! The best part is you don’t have to plunge and you get to promote your group or business. Prizes are awarded for First Place, Runner-up, People’s Choice and Best Decorated Table. The event is Saturday, February 9 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Freeze Fest heated tent at the Cravath Lakefront Park in Whitewater. There is no registration fee!

For more information or a registration form call 262-473-0535, go online to wwparks.org or email Deb Weberpal at dweberpal@whitewater-wi.gov. The deadline for registration is Friday, February 1.

Share your talents, good food and help raise money for Special Olympics and Seniors in the Park.

Memory Café Meeting at Irvin L. Young Memorial Library

The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, is hosting a monthly Memory Café for individuals who are living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), early-stage Alzheimer’s or other dementia, and their care partners. This free social event is held on the second Monday of every month in the Library Community Room at 431 W. Center St. in Whitewater, at 10:30 am.

The next meeting will be January 14th. The theme will be Lawn Games, with indoor picnic games.

The Memory Café offers participants a safe and fun way to share their stories and socialize with others who have similar experiences. Learn how staying physically, socially and mentally active is good for the brain.

Registration is required for first-time attendees. Please call 800-272-3900 to register.

Crazy Rich Asians – Tuesday, January 8 at 12:30 PM, Seniors in the Park

Crazy Rich Asians is a 2018 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Jon M. Chu, from a screenplay by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Kevin Kwan. The film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Nico Santos, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Yeoh. It follows a Chinese American professor who travels to meet her boyfriend’s family and is surprised to discover they are among the richest in Singapore.

When: Tuesday, January 8 at 12:30 PM

Where: Seniors in the Park

Movie Info: Rated PG-13; 2 hours (2018)

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Monday, December 31 at 12:30 PM, Seniors in the Park

It’s five years later, and daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is preparing for the Grand Re-Opening of the Hotel Bella Donna. About to have a child of her own, Sophie begins to worry that her life will repeat her mom’s (Meryl Streep) and that she’ll have to raise her child alone. She enlists the help of mom’s old friends (Christine Baranski, Julie Walters), as well as her three “dads” (Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard), to learn more about her mother’s story…told in flashback! Along for the ride is Sophie’s estranged grandmother—-played by Cher… We will be showing the Sing-along version, ABBA fans!

When: Monday, December 31 at 12:30 PM

Where: Seniors in the Park

 

Wisconsin Makers presents “Geek Week”

All Geeks Unite for Geek Week!

We are geeking out at Wisconsin Makers, December 26-28, 10am-5pm, Saturday, December 29, Showcase Day, 9am-2pm. This is a family event being held during the Holiday break. So, if your kids, grandkids and their friends are looking for something to do bring them down to the MakerSpace.

  • Featured Equipment
  • Mass Spectrometer
  • Harmonograph
  • Portable Electromagnetic Monitor
  • Holograph Booth
  • Magnetic Tape Drive (early 1990’s)
  • 2nd Generation Digital Camera (early 1990’s)
  • Cardboard City – Make Fest

We have something for everyone during Geek Week. Get those creative juices flowing. On Saturday, Showcase Day, we will be exhibiting your projects as well as projects from other makerspaces. Come down and make something with your friends and show it off on Saturday.