Hula Hoops, Bubble Gum, Bullying, & Mindfulness is theme for free workshop for kids aged 8-10 on Saturday, Jan. 31

Sponsored by Abundant Joy Yoga and Oconomowoc Parents Education Network Hula Hoops, Bubble Gum, Bullying, & Mindfulness is the theme of a free workshop sponsored by Abundant Joy Yoga on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Oconomowoc Lakes Plaza building, W359 N50002 Brown Street, Suite 211, Oconomowoc. Designed for children aged 9 to 10, the session requires per-registration. A minimum of five and maximum of 15 participants is required. Click here to register. According to a press release from Abundant Joy Yoga, “We are all moving at warp speed and our children are not far behind us. We will plant lots of seeds in this one hour class!” The goal is to give kids 8-10 years old more tools and reminders that help them recognize what they can and can’t control about their lives. The session is further designed to help participants be aware of living in the moment, appreciate who they are and who they are not. Instructor Janet Foust has taught 4-year old kindergarten through third grade as well as gifted learners. She has a masters in... read more
Free workshop on helping parents help children dealing with grief set for Tuesday night at OAC Little Theater

Free workshop on helping parents help children dealing with grief set for Tuesday night at OAC Little Theater

Program sponsored by Healing Hearts of Waukesha County and Oconomowoc Parents Education Network Grief in children can occur as a result of trauma associated with death, divorce, incarceration, immigration, military deployment, abandonment and separation. Grief is a natural and normal response to any of these traumatic events. To help parents of children help their children who are experiencing grief, Healing Hearts of Waukesha County, in conjunction with the Oconomowoc Parents Education Network (OPEN) is sponsoring a free workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Little Theater at Oconomowoc High School. Healing Hearts of Waukesha County is committed to supporting children and families experiencing grief. Executive Director Chris Beck will help parents understand how they can best support children experiencing any of these difficult situations. After thirty-nine years of teaching Speech, English and Television Production in the Waukesha High Schools, Beck volunteered as a facilitator with Healing Hearts where she witnessed the power of the program to assuage children’s grief. This is her fourth year as a facilitator and her third year as executive director. Please attend to learn more about a powerful topic that touches all of our lives. Click here to make FREE reservation. COME MEET HEALING HEART’S THERAPY DOG NOAH! Healing Hearts Mondays With Noah from Healing Hearts of Waukesha Co. on Vimeo.  ... read more
PHOTOS–Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts; what you missed if you did not attend

PHOTOS–Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts; what you missed if you did not attend

The annual Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts attracted a huge crowd to the city’s Fowler Park last weekend. These photos by Malcolm McIntyre  look at some of the exhibits and people who attended and participated. Clicking on any of the thumbnail images below will launch a self-directed slide show featuring larger versions of each photo. Click on the Next tab on the upper right of each photo to advance the slide show... read more

OASD and OSBC providing assisted transportation at home football games

Oconomowoc High School Athletic Director Scott Raduka and Oconomowoc Sports Booster Club President Terry Brandl announced last week that the two organizations are joining to provide special transportation assistance to fans attending athletic events at the school’s renovated and renamed Ed Rux football stadium. Raduka said, “We realize that for some people, particularly seniors or those with mobility challenges, getting from the ticket booth to the stadium can be difficult, particularly if they use wheel chairs, walkers, or crutches. Or maybe they simply have difficulty walking distances. We’ve always had special sections for them that provided easy access and seating, but transportation assistance was lacking ­­ until now.” This season, Raduka added, a four-­seat vehicle with space for equipment will be available at games to provide assistance to those requesting it. Brandl says volunteers from his organization will serve as drivers and will be equipped with two-­way radios so they can respond to requests for assistance. Brandl adds that anyone needing assistance can request it at the ticket booth and an OSBC volunteer driver will respond. The Oconomowoc Sports Booster Club is a nonprofit membership organization raising funds to support the athletic programs at the Oconomowoc Area School District’s intermediate and high school. For more on the organization, visit its... read more
PHOTOS–AFF donors preview new athletic facilities

PHOTOS–AFF donors preview new athletic facilities

Donors to the successful Athletic Fields Forever campaign that raised funds to help renovate and improvement the outdoor athletic facilities at the Oconomowoc High School were given an advance preview of the facilities on Thursday evening. After several presentations, including one from OASD Superintendent of Schools Roger Rindo, the group split into small groups for mini-tours of the new soccer stadium, baseball diamond, track, and synthetic turf field at Ed Rux stadium. The group also saw a short video on the Rux stadium scoreboard and were entertained by the OHS dance team. Click on any of the thumbnail images below to launch a self-directed slide show featuring larger versions of each photo. Photos by Malcolm McIntyre.... read more
A summer tradition, Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts opens Saturday morning at Folwer Park

A summer tradition, Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts opens Saturday morning at Folwer Park

One of the city’s premier attractions, its annual Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts, opens Saturday at Fowler Park at 10 a.m.  The two-day gathering of local artists and supporters of the arts, ends Sunday at 5. p.m. The festival features artists working in these categories: Ceramics; Drawing; Fiber/Leather; Glass; Graphics; Jewelry; Mixed Media 2D; Mixed Media 3D; Painting; Photography; Sculpture; and Wood. A Best of Show award is also given, The all-volunteer nonprofit organization’s board of directors is pictured above. A viewable 24-page overview of this year’s event, including a list of exhibitors and a map of the are used by the Festival is available for viewing or download as a PDF file. Click here to view or download. Quick Facts about the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts The Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts Is a non-profit organization Has been in existence for 44 years Administers a non-subsidized, self-supporting annual budget of more than $60,000 Pays an Oconomowoc city park fee for the use of Fowler Park Is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors Presents generous scholarship awards annually Artists from around the country … Apply for only 135 available spaces in the Festival Pay a flat fee to exhibit in the show. No percentage of their sales are shared Compete for ribbons and awards in the following categories: Best of Show; Ceramics; Drawing; Fiber/Leather; Glass; Graphics; Jewelry; Mixed Media 2D; Mixed Media 3D; Painting; Photography; Sculpture; Wood More than 500 local community volunteers … Provide security for the park Act as hosts and hostesses during the Festival Provide food and drink under the direction of local churches... read more
Ewald Dodge and Oconomowoc Sports Booster Club team up for successful funraiser

Ewald Dodge and Oconomowoc Sports Booster Club team up for successful funraiser

The 4th annual Ewald Dodge test drive to raise funds in support of the Oconomowoc Sports Booster Club was a huge success Wednesday afternoon.  In the photo above a driver prepares to drive one of five Dodge vehicles available  for a short test drives on the campus at OHS. More than 115 licensed drivers took part in the event, which was held in conjunction with the annual registration and pick-up materials day at the high school. This is the second year in a row the event earned the organization a check for more than $2,300 from Dodge. All proceeds flow through the Sports Booster Club to the athletic programs at the high school and intermediate... read more
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