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January 2016

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Saturday, January 16 • Waukesha JanBoree Events

The second day of JanBoree has the most events for the weekend, with the first events starting between 7:30 and 8am and the last events ending between 9 and 10pm. Enjoy a little bit of everything including a 5K run/walk, geocatching, trolley rides, footgolf, drummin, live theatre, arts & crafts, airplane rides and more on January 16.

Pancake Breakfast – 7:30-11am
Bring your family and appetite for all-you-can-eat pancakes at the Waukesha Schuetze Recreation Center. Advance tickets available at the Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry office (262-524-3737), Schuetze Center or pay at the door. Cost: Seniors (55+):$5; Adults: $6; Children 2-12: $4; 1 year & under free

Frosty 5K Run/Walk – 8-10am
The whole family can enjoy this fun run/walk that starts and ends at Frame Park. This is a timed race with awards to top three men and women in five categories. Kids race a 1K free with parent registration. There is an early registration discount or the cost is $40 on race day.

Les Paul Sound Lab – 8am-Noon
Become a sound engineer at Les Paul’s Sound Lab at the Schuetze Center. Discover ways to create, alter and control sound and check out jammin’ objects from the Waukesha County Museum’s collection.

Geocaching – 9am-5pm
Join the Wisconsin Geocaching Association and find hidden caches, starting at the Schuetze Center. A family-friendly activity that will require your own GPS receiver.

The timeline for caching includes:

9-11am: Check in
10-11am: Presentation to learn the basics of geocaching.
2-5pm: Meet other geocachers back at the Schuetze Center and enjoy chili ($2 per bowl, while supplies last).

Trolley Rides – 10am-3pm
Hop on the free JanBoree trolley to stop at your favorite events. The trolley departs every half hour at the Schuetze Recreation Center, Waukesha Civic Theatre and Waukesha Public Library.

Footgolf – 9:30am-2:30pm
Try Winter Footgolf at Moor Downs Golf Course. Footgolf is a combination of golf and soccer. You can bring your own soccer ball or use one of ours. Reserve a time to ensure your place by calling 262-896-8074 or email.

Drummin’ With Tom Gill – 10, 10:45 and 11:30am
Fun for the whole family, experience drumming like never before with Tom Gill at the Waukesha Public Library! Bring rhythm to life with hands-on drumming with djembes, ashikos and bougarabous.

Waukesha Civic Theatre ACT Live – 10am and 12:30pm
It takes a talented group of students to write, produce and perform a sketch comedy show in only two weeks! Come out and support this outstanding and hilarious Waukesha Civic Theatre (WCT) tradition and see what the next generation of sketch comedy looks like. Tickets are FREE for this one hour show!  Call the WCT Box Office at 262-524-0708 to reserve your tickets in advance.

Ice Sculpting Contest – 10am-2pm
Ever wonder what it takes to carve a 300lb block of ice? You can witness it first-hand in Downtown Waukesha. Watch ice carvers create ice sculptures, ask questions and have your children participate in a hands-on demonstration at the Waukesha Community Art Project.

10:00 am and 2:00 pm – Ice Carvers Create Ice Sculptures
11:00 am and 1:00 pm – Children’s Hands on Demonstration at Waukesha Community Art Project (320 South Street)
Judges to Announce 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners of Carvings at approximately 3:30 pm at Bernie’s Tap.

Ice sculptures will continue to be on display throughout the week after JanBoree (weather permitting).

This link will soon include the ice sculpting locations.

Come Fly With Me – 10am-4pm
All systems go at the Waukesha County Airport for Waukesha JanBoree! EAA Young Eagles will offer FREE airplane rides to children ages 8-17, first-come, first-serve, and weather permitting (below 0 degrees and visibility). Mascots will be stopping by for photo ops too!

Be briefed a head of time with instructor-led flight simulator lessons offered by Spring City Aviation and Stein’s Aircraft Services. The Waukesha Aviation Club will offer tours of the aviation museum in the terminal building. Sales from concessions benefit Wings Over Waukesha.

4K Make It & Take It – 10:30am-12:30pm
Start your own band fun for kids! Decorate a polyester tote and create a bottle cap, tambourine, wind pipe, tin can drum and egg shaker. Bring your craftiness to  the Waukesha Early Learning Center for this kid-friendly fun.

Ice Bocce Ball Tournament – 11am-3pm
Adult outdoor bocce ball double elimination tournament that will be held at the Waukesha Elks Lodge. Food, drink, and warming area are available all day.  Cost: $20/4 person team (all entrance fees returned as prizes).

Register by January 14th by calling 262-717-9488

Arctic Avalanche – Noon-5pm
Featuring thrills on the 350 ft. lighted toboggan run at Lowell Park. If you need a place to warm up, there is a warming house and treats as well.

Hit the Ice Hockey Expo – Noon-3pm
Come cheer on the youngest members of the Waukesha County Youth Hockey Association battle it out on the ice at Lowell Park. Kids will showcase their hockey skills in their only outdoor game this season. Representatives will be onsite to answer questions and hand out complimentary hot chocolate and concessions are available.

Bob-n-Weave to the Tunes – Noon-3pm
Explore regular and unconventional looms, yarn and music at the Waukesha Community Art Project to weave until your hearts content. Free for all ages.

Penguin Egg Hunt – 12:15pm ages 3 and under; 12:30pm ages 4-5
Bring your little one to look for candy filled eggs left in the snow by the Lil’ Chill Penguin at Cutler Park (the park right by the library).

Mixed Doubles Pickleball Tournament – 1-5:30pm
Social tournament is for players 2.5-3.5 rated. Played in a round robin format, number of games will be based on teams registered.  Register by January 8 via this registration form (fee $10/person) or online as noted in the link. Tournament will be held at Schuetze Recreation Center.

Paw Jammin’ Party & ‘Chili’ Night Luminary Walk – 1-6pm
Join the Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) for adoption specials, tours and prizes from 1-4pm at its location on Northview Road or enjoy an illuminated trail walk with your friends, family and pets from 4-6pm. Come inside afterwards for a hot beverage and chili.

Party Like a Rock Star – 1:30-4pm
Children and families can share their inner rock star at the Waukesha Public Library, with everything you need to jam out with friends, sing karaoke and create rockin’ all-star crafts. Refreshments provided.

Indoor Ice Skating – 2-4pm
Bring your friends and family to try indoor ice skating at Eble Park Ice Arena for free. Skate rental is available for $2.50/per pair if needed. Skate rental sizes are limited (toddlers size 6-adult 14, single blade; hockey size toddler size 11-adult 14). For more information, please call Eble Park Ice Arena at 262-784-7512.

Winter Fun at the YMCA – 4-6pm
Get active at the Waukesha YMCA and participate in games, crafts and YMCA fitness/sports activities.  The event is FREE!

There will also be cookie decorating, open gym, open swim, and the Virtual Vault will be available. Please note, the pool will not be available once it reaches capacity.

Cowboy Up at the Elks Lodge – 6-10pm
Join Cowboy Up as they rock the house at the Waukesha Elks Lodge.  One of the area’s favorite “party bands”, Cowboy Up plays current and classic country music. It’s been said you don’t watch a Cowboy Up show, you participate.

Cost is $10 per person at the door, proceeds to benefit the JanBoree event and MS. Call 262-893-4283 for more information.

JanBoree Trivia Night – 7:30-9pm
Enjoy Quizmaster Trivia at Fixture Brewing. Teams work together to answer winter-themed questions in the areas of History/Politics, Geography, Music & more!  JanBoree Bonus Round & prizes!  “Jan-brew-ree”, the special beer of JanBoree, will also be on tap!

Cost is $5 per person, 21 and over. Proceeds to benefit JanBoree children’s events.

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