Dreambank October Events

1 North Pinckney
Madison, WI 53703
United States

Event Description:

FAMILY EVENT: Bricks 4 Kidz

Saturday, October 1, 9:30 am-Noon

Encourage your little architect to learn, grow and play at DreamBank! Join Bricks 4 Kidz for a hands-on LEGO workshop that is sure to be both fun and educational. Spend the morning sparking curiosity and boosting their confidence to dream with every creation.



MAKERS, CRAFTERS & DOERS: Mystery Craft Session

Saturday, October 1, 1-3 pm

You asked and we listened — DreamBank needs more DIY events! We’re opening our storeroom of supplies and will have a variety of the year’s most popular crafts ready for you to try. Let your creativity flow during this imaginative afternoon!



MAKERS, CRAFTERS & DOERS: Wrapped Wire & Bead Rings

Sunday, October 2, Noon-2 pm

Get your creativity on at DreamBank! Local jewelry artist and teacher Alison Lesniak will help you design a trio of custom rings using glass beads and wire. You’ll get the chance to mix and match colors to reflect your personal style and flex your inner designer. This workshop is perfect for crafters ages 12 and up.



SMALL BIZ: How to Make LinkedIn Ads Work for You with Jess Bahr

Tuesday, October 4, Noon-1pm

If you are new to LinkedIn ads or are looking for ways to increase the reach of your LinkedIn content, this session is for you! Jess Bahr, director of campaign strategy for SocialFlow in NYC, will teach you how to set up, run and optimize LinkedIn campaigns to engage with customers, boost sales and grow your entrepreneurial dreams!



DREAM BIG: Laser Life Coaching with Darcy Luoma Coaching & Consulting

Tuesday, October 4, 4-7 pm

Darcy Luoma and her team of certified life coaches will be on-site providing free 15 minute "laser" coaching sessions to help you gain clarity and see your passions from a new perspective. Come with a topic in mind and experience how coaching can help you bring your dreams to life!



LEARNING LAB: Farmers Market Fresh with Joel Olson

Wednesday, October 5, Noon-1 pm

Preparing fresh food from scratch is great for your health, pocketbook and taste buds! Nationally renowned Chef Joel Olson of Hemmachef will show you how to create delectable dishes using fresh, local ingredients. Come hungry and leave inspired! Today's taste test includes green tomato and bacon soup with herbed sour cream, and open-faced wontons with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and apples.



FAMILY EVENT: Morning Play Date

Thursday, October 6, 10-11 am

Thursday, October 20, 10-11 am

Enjoy a morning of meeting new friends at DreamBank. While 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!

October 6, 10-11 am https://www.dreamfearlessly.com/?p=3586

October 20, 10-11 am https://www.dreamfearlessly.com/?p=3588







DREAM BIG: What’s Your Color ID with Krystle Marks

Thursday, October 6, 6:15-7:30 pm

Would it be helpful to know exactly which colors were meant for you and your wardrobe? Join personal stylist Krystle Marks for a colorful and life-changing workshop! You’ll discover your personalized “Color ID” based on the undertones in your skin and the color of your hair and eyes. Find which colors give you a glow and make you feel energized and how to build your wardrobe around them.



FAMILY EVENT: Kids Yoga with little om BIG OM

Saturday, October 8, 9:30 am-Noon

Bring your little yogis for an imaginative session on the mat! Yoga instructors from little om BIG OM weave stories, games and music together for a fun class that helps kids increase their focus, get active and discover new confidence in their abilities.



MAKERS, CRAFTERS & DOERS: Beaded Bracelets with Maureen Tillman

Sunday, October 9, Noon-2 pm

Local artist Maureen Tillman leads this fun and creative jewelry-making workshop where you’ll create your very own beaded bracelet– a perfect way to express your personality and passions. Leave with a stunning piece that will remind you of the dream you are pursuing. We’ll provide the supplies - you bring your creativity! This event is appropriate for crafters ages 12 and up



SMALL BIZ: Getting Started with Snapchat with Andy Friske

Tuesday, October 11, 8:30-9:30 am

Looking to use Snapchat to grow your business dream? Snapchat guru Andy Friske is ready to show you the basics. Learn how to use the app and its functions to your advantage. Doors will open early at 8am for this event.



SMALL BIZ: What My Rock Band Taught Me About Business with Spencer Smith

Tuesday, October 11, Noon-1 pm

Does your business dream need a new perspective? Spencer Smith will share the unique lessons he’s learned after years of managing his band, and how you can apply them to any business venture. You’ll learn about the power of naivety, associations and more!




DREAM BIG: Live in Abundance, Change the World with Dana Zurbuchen

Thursday, October 13, 6:15-7:15 pm

All too often, we simply don’t dream big enough. Personal branding mentor and leadership coach Dana Zurbuchen will discuss the power of shifting your perspective from competition to co-creation, which opens up greater opportunities in life. You’ll leave with a better understanding of your unique gifts, inspiration to live life bigger and the knowledge of how living in abundance can change your world.



FITNESS EVENT: Lunchtime Yoga

Friday, October 14, Noon-12:45 pm

Friday, October 28, Noon-12:45 pm      

Feel happier and healthier with this relaxing, body-strengthening yoga session in DreamBank’s inspiring space! Led by Cindy Weber, owner of Cinergy Fitness, this bi-weekly class offers a unique opportunity for your dreams and yoga practice to merge — a combination designed to help you achieve a renewed attitude of mindfulness. No worries if you are a yoga newbie, we’ll teach you the basics and provide you with a yoga mat.

October 14, Noon-12:45 pm https://www.dreamfearlessly.com/?p=3602

October 28, Noon-12:45 pm https://www.dreamfearlessly.com/?p=3603         



Saturday, October 15, 9:30 am-Noon

Bring your tiny Einsteins down to DreamBank for a hands-on, educational adventure in science! Give your kids the freedom to explore and watch them become more curious, creative and confident with every discovery. We’ll be featuring four different science departments from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, so stop by to join the fun!



MAKERS, CRAFTERS & DOERS: Festive Fall Garland

Saturday, October 15, 1-3 pm

Celebrate fall with a little DIY spirit! Stop by DreamBank to craft your very own decorative fall garland using paper, string and seasonal décor. We’ll provide the supplies — you just bring your creativity! This is event is perfect for crafters ages 12 and up.



MAKERS, CRAFTERS & DOERS: Wooden Pumpkins with Heidi LeHew

Sunday, October 16, Noon-2 pm

Bring your crafting dreams to life with some festive fall décor to adorn your front porch! Heidi LeHew, DIY expert and owner of ReKindled, will help you create pumpkins out of wood, paint and a dash of imagination! We’ll provide the supplies — you just bring your creativity. This event is perfect for crafters ages 12 and up.



DREAM BIG: Connection and Intention through Suminagashi with Theresa Kim

Monday, October 17, 6:15-7:30 pm

Spend an evening of mindfulness and creation at DreamBank. Life coach Theresa Kim will guide you through an encouraging experience using suminagashi, a Japanese technique of marbling paper that requires stillness and patience. No art skills are required — this event is about reflection and creating an extraordinary life. Please register, as seats are limited. This event is perfect for guests ages 16 and up. 



SMALL BIZ: Do It Scared and Be Stronger Than Ever with Laura Gallagher

Tuesday, October 18, 8:30-9:30 am

We live in an unprecedented time of opportunity. With so many choices, it can be difficult to know which road to take. Sometimes, you just have to trust yourself, take one step at a time and move in a new direction. In this talk, Laura Gallagher will share her insights as a trailblazing entrepreneur, author and musician. Doors open early at 8 am for this event.



LEARNING LAB: Mindful Eating with Maren Piefer

Wednesday, October 19, 6:15-7:15 pm

Jumpstart your wellness dream by learning the practice of mindful eating. Discover a simple, yet powerful, guilt-free approach to help you decide when, what and how much to eat, and never diet again. Learn how to stop obsessing over food and your weight and free your energy to live the full and vibrant life you deserve.



LIVE WEBINAR: Social Media Coaching Session with Dean DeLisle and Heather Heuman

Thursday, October 20, Noon-1 pm

Grow your business dream and get answers to all of your social media-related questions with this live, online Q&A session. Experts Dean DeLisle of Forward Progress and Heather Heuman of Sweet Tea Social will be online answering your questions in their area of expertise. Feel free to submit your questions to the coaches ahead of time by emailing them to crudolph@amfam.com.



DREAM BIG: Living Your Purpose, Speaking Your Truth with Sarah Young

Thursday, October 20, 6:15 pm-7:30 pm           

If you find yourself giving more than receiving, avoiding important conversations, and not having the courage to say what you really want to say – this event is for you. Join Sarah Young and examine what becomes possible when we speak our truth. Learn how to work with the things that get in the way of our dreams and how our words have the power to shape our worlds.



FAMILY EVENT: Fall Family Fun with The Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Saturday, October 22, 9:30 am-Noon

Celebrate and explore autumn with DreamBank and the Aldo Leopold Nature Center! We’ll be making prairie seed balls, leaf rubbings, and learning about how animals migrate and prepare for winter. Bring your curiosity and love for the great outdoors!




MAKERS, CRAFTERS & DOERS: Cookies and Canvas with PaintBar Madison

Sunday, October 23, Noon-2 pm

Express your creativity on canvas! Join us for a free two-hour painting class with an instructor from PaintBar Madison. You’ll be guided step-by-step as you tap into your artistic side and bring a “Moonlit Romance” painting to life. This event is perfect for creativity lovers ages 12 and up.



SMALL BIZ: Launch and Track Profitable Facebook Ads with Andrew Foxwell

Tuesday, October 25, Noon-1 pm

Learn to grow your dream and your small business using Facebook ads. Social media expert Andrew Foxwell will help you understand the ad types and what they can do for you. You’ll learn the tools you need to drive real ROI from Facebook, and how to track those results in the process.



GEN NOW: Formulating Good Habits with Nick Palkowski

Tuesday, October 25, 6-7 pm

Do you sometimes find that your day is becoming a bit overwhelming? Nick Palkowski can help. Stop into DreamBank and learn tips and tricks for forming habits that boost your productivity throughout the day. You’ll leave with the tools you need to get more from your efforts and create more time to pursue your dreams!



LEARNING LAB: True Colors Personality Workshop

Wednesday, October 26, 11:30 am-1 pm

Are you a blue, green, gold or orange? What about your spouse, co-workers, family members and friends? The True Colors™ Personality Assessment helps define the strengths and challenges of four personality temperaments. In this eye-opening workshop you’ll discover your dominant personality color and how you can use the True Colors™ Personality Model to strengthen your relationships, communicate more effectively and achieve your dreams.



SPECIAL EVENT: Downtown Trick or Treating

Wednesday, October 26, 3-6 pm

DreamBank is all decked out and ready for Downtown Madison Family Halloween! Gather the little ones, don your costumes, and get in the spirit of trick-or-treating by designing your very own candy bag at our crafting workshop. Frightening, creepy, crawly, spooky and silly – no matter how you decorate it, these bags are the perfect place to collect your sweets as you tour the haunts of the neighborhood. We’ll provide the supplies - you bring your silly side and get ready to craft!



DREAM BIG: Learning to Love Yourself – Quirks and All with Kimberly Zahasky

Thursday, October 27, 6:15 -7:30 pm

Do you ever compare yourself to others and feel like you don’t measure up? Join Kimberly Zahasky, R.N. and co-owner of Blue River Chiropractic, and discover how to look within to find, accept and value who you really are. Discover the freedom to explore your dreams, realize your true potential and become the best possible version of you.



FAMILY EVENT: Spook-tacular Halloween Bash

Saturday, October 29, 9:30 am-Noon

Get ready to rule trick-or-treating by designing your very own candy bag at DreamBank! Creepy, crawly, spooky or silly — no matter how you decorate it, these bags are the coolest way to collect your sweets. Our spook-tacular party is the perfect place to show off your Halloween costume too, so come dressed to impress! We’ll provide the supplies — you just come ready to craft, create and celebrate.



MAKERS, CRAFTERS & DOERS: Hand Stamped Gift Wrap

Sunday, October 30, Noon-2 pm

Join us for an afternoon of DIY-ing! We’ll be making our own gift wrap — a simple, creative way to add a personalized touch to any gift. Learn how to make stamps out of everyday household items and see your masterpiece come to life! This event is perfect for crafters ages 12 and up.