Dreambank September Events

American Family Insurance Dream Bank
1 N. Pinckney
Madison, WI 53703
United States

Event Description:

Dream Big: Rocking Option B: Transitions and Transformation with Lysianne Unruh

Thursday, September 1, 6:15-7:30pm

Life, as you’ve probably discovered by now, doesn’t always travel a smooth path from point A to point B. However, just because you don’t necessarily have control over everything life throws at you, doesn't mean your happiness and dreams have to be put on hold. Come learn tips for healthy transformation and transition, and how to turn that turmoil into a thriving option B. https://www.dreamfearlessly.com/?p=3448


FITNESS EVENT: Lunchtime Yoga

Friday, September 2, Noon-12:45 pm

Friday, September 16, Noon-12:45 pm

Friday, September 30, 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.

Friday, September 2 https://www.dreamfearlessly.com/?p=3507

Friday, September 16 https://www.dreamfearlessly.com/?p=3508

Friday, September 30 https://www.dreamfearlessly.com/?p=3509


FAMILY EVENT: Badger Fan-demonium

Saturday, September 3, 9-4 pm

Show your Wisconsin pride for the first football game of the season! 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 balloon sculptor from Funny Faces Family Entertainment from 1-3 pm, so stop in for some game day fun!



SMALL BIZ: Instagram Photo Workshop with Lauren Felix

Tuesday, September 6, Noon-1 pm

Learn the tricks of the trade from social media consultant and content creator, Lauren Felix of LPF Media. In her hands-on workshop she'll teach you how to create professional-looking Instagram content for your brand, using only your smartphone! She'll also share strategies for growing your audience and creating engaging content.



LEARNING LAB: Building a Resonant ‘Yes’ Through the Power of ‘No’                                                                                  

Wednesday, September 7, Noon-1 pm

Do you find yourself saying “yes” when you’d rather say “no”? If so, you’re not alone. We often say “yes” to avoid hurting someone’s feelings or to be helpful, which can lead to over commitment and stress. Join us to learn a few hands-on tools to gain peace of mind by making it easier to say “no.”



FAMILY EVENT: Morning Play Date

Thursday, September 8, 10-11 am

Thursday, September 22, 10-11 am

Enjoy a morning of meeting new friends at DreamBank. While kids enjoy interactive story time and crafts, grown-ups can explore new exhibits 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!

Thursday, September 8 https://www.dreamfearlessly.com/?p=3478

Thursday, September 22 https://www.dreamfearlessly.com/?p=3479


DREAM BIG: Building Your Wings Along the Way with Ann Imig

Thursday, September 8, 6:15-7:15pm

What do you do when your dream takes flight before you’re ready? Ann Imig experienced it firsthand. When her stage show, “Listen To Your Mother,” became a national and social media phenomenon, she suddenly found herself leading a huge project involving thousands of people. Ann will share her unplanned journey and the lessons she's learned about letting go, trusting, having faith and finally building her wings.




FAMILY EVENT: Moove and Groove

Saturday, September 10, 9:30 am-Noon

Get the entire family movin’ at DreamBank! Join Susan Neeley, owner of Moove and Groove, for an extreme dance party complete with bubbles, games, hula hoops, bean bag toss and so much more. Be sure to bring your dancin’ shoes!



MAKERS, CRAFTERS & DOERS:  Lettered Garland Decor

Saturday, September 10, 1-3 pm

Stop by DreamBank and let your creativity flow! We’ll be using paper, mod podge, stencils and more to create beautiful lettered garlands to adorn your home. Make a seasonal or inspirational piece — the ideas are limitless! This event is perfect for crafters ages 12 and up.



MAKERS, CRAFTERS & DOERS: Decorative Clothespin Mirrors

Sunday, September 11, Noon-2 pm

Let your imagination soar at DreamBank! Join local artist Maureen Tillman and make your own decorative mirror using clothespins, paint and more. We’ll provide the supplies, you just bring your creativity. This event is perfect for crafters ages 16 and up.



DREAM BIG: Connection and Intention Through Etegami with Theresa Kim

Monday, September 12, 6:15-7:30pm

Spend an evening of mindfulness and creation at DreamBank. Life coach Theresa Kim will guide you through an encouraging and grounding experience using etegami, a form of Japanese art combining simple images with words.  No art skills are required — this event is about reflection and creating an extraordinary life. Please register, as seats are limited. This event is suited for guests ages 16 and up. 



SMALL BIZ: Golden Rule of Social Media Marketing with Don Stanley

Tuesday, September 13, Noon-1:15 pm

Ready to discover the golden rule of marketing and social media? Don Stanley will teach you how to build effective, authentic and helpful content that not only benefits your customers, but helps grow your bottom line. You’ll learn strategies for marketing with integrity and helping people find solutions through your product or service. https://www.dreamfearlessly.com/?p=3443

CAREER DEVELOPMENT: How to Get the Work Wardrobe You Want

Wednesday, September 14, Noon-1 pm

Give your dream career a boost with a wardrobe that complements it. Fashion expert and motivational speaker Krystle Marks will share style tricks to help you revolutionize the way you get dressed for your work day. You’ll learn how to build complete, polished and work-appropriate outfits that are ready to go every morning.                     https://www.dreamfearlessly.com/?p=3499 

DREAM BIG: Pursuing Your Dream within a Love Ethic with Sabrina Madison

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

We all have dreams that we love — they’re what motivate us to be our best selves. But life often can get in the way of those dreams. Join motivational speaker and social entrepreneur Sabrina "Heymiss Progress" Madison to learn how to stay true to what you love, practice self-love and create spaces where your dreams flourish. 



FAMILY EVENT: Engineering for Kids

Saturday, September 17, 9:30 am-Noon

When it comes to engineering, kids are naturals!

Drop by DreamBank to cultivate your child’s curiosity about the way things work. We’ll have fun activities by Engineering for Kids of Dane County — a creative organization encouraging a new generation of engineers. Bring the whole family to have fun and be inspired. It might be the start of your child’s lifelong passion!




MAKERS, CRAFTERS & DOERS: Handmade Dream Journals

Sunday, September 18, Noon-2 pm

Support your dream with a handmade journal! Join local crafting expert Jen Falkowski and create a hand-bound journal to keep your most meaningful thoughts. You’ll learn stitching techniques to develop a finished journal you can creatively fill with your dreams. This workshop is perfect for both teens and adults.



WOMEN’S BIZ BREAKFAST: Mastering Merchandising with Mel Charbonneau

Tuesday, September 20, 8:30-9:45 am                                              

Learn how to grow your business dream by mastering the art of merchandising. Fellow Flowers co-founder Mel Charbonneau will discuss the basic principles of merchandising, and how listening to your customers can create an exceptional user experience. You’ll learn tips and strategies on getting started, creating authentic buzz, maximizing sales and much more! Doors open early at 8am for this event. 



SMALL BIZ: Free Consultations with the UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic

Tuesday, September 20, 9:45-11:15 am

Have a new business, or are you dreaming about starting one? Stop in for a personal consultation with the UW Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic and learn how to set up your business for success from a legal perspective. Each consultation will last about 10-15 minutes, so bring your questions!



BIZ BOOK CLUB: “Will It Fly?” by Pat Flynn

Tuesdays, September 20 – October 18, 2-3 pm & 3-4 pm

Join DreamBank’s book club and gain a clear plan to live your business dreams! We’ll explore the powerful ideas in Pat Flynn’s bestseller, “Will It Fly?” and we’ll cover how to take action on what we’ve learned. R.S.V.P. early — the first 10 participants receive a FREE book. This club meets five times from September 20 through October 18.

2-3 pm https://www.dreamfearlessly.com/?p=3246

3-4 pm https://www.dreamfearlessly.com/?p=3260


LEARNING LAB: Navigating Senior Housing

Wednesday, September 21, Noon-1 pm

Looking to learn more about senior housing options for you or your loved ones? Join this informative overview of housing choices available to the senior population, including home health agencies, independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing communities. You’ll benefit from knowing the right questions to ask and what to look for when considering the options available.



DREAM BIG: Finding Awe Every Day with Shilagh Mirgain

Thursday, September 22, 6:15-7:15 pm

What is the most awe-inspiring moment of your life? Thinking about this question can increase your sense of possibility, inspire greater creativity and strengthen your overall well-being. Drawing from the field of mindfulness meditation, Shilagh Mirgain will teach you how to discover and create even more awe-inspiring moments in your life that you can use as fuel to pursue your dreams.



FAMILY EVENT: R.E.A.D to the Dogs

Saturday, September 24, 9:30 am-Noon

Reading out loud can improve your child’s comprehension and self-esteem. And there’s no better listener than a furry, four-legged friend. Join us as we partner with Dogs on Call Inc., which promotes literacy and the animal-human bond through Reading Education Assistance Dogs. As your child reads to an attentive canine, you’ll see tails wag and confidence rise.








MAKERS, CRAFTERS & DOERS: Painted Mason Jars

Saturday, September 24, 1-3 pm

Stop by DreamBank for a little afternoon creativity! You’ll be creating your very own personalized set of mason jars for a colorful and useful way to display your personality. We’ll provide the materials, you just bring your imagination. This workshop is perfect for crafters ages 12 and up.



MAKERS, CRAFTERS & DOERS: Drop-in DIY with Revel

Sunday, September 25, Noon-2 pm

Spend your Sunday with Revel at DreamBank! During this open house-style workshop, we’ll make trendy geometric bead keychains and modern-day dream catchers. We’ll have a variety of materials available, so you can customize each piece to showcase your personality. This event is first come, first served — no registration needed!



SMALL BIZ: Build Your Brand & Grow Your Business with Erin Rufledt

Tuesday, September 27, 8:30-10 am

Remarkable brands clearly and confidently convey who they are, where they’re going, and who they’re helping. Join Erin Rufledt of Luminary Brand Lab to learn the secrets of building a brand that people authentically connect with and believe in. You’ll discover the power of the eight brand essentials and how to use them to reach your business dream.  Doors open early at 8am for this event. 



SMALL BIZ: LinkedIn Strategies for Nonprofits with Wayne Breitbarth

Tuesday, September 27, 11:30 am-1 pm

Learn how LinkedIn can fuel your nonprofit dreams with this informative presentation by Wayne Breitbarth. You’ll leave knowing how to find donors, board members and staff, how to utilize groups, how to set up your profile, and much more. Join us and expand your social media expertise!



LEARNING LAB: Om for Your Home

Wednesday, September 28, Noon-1 pm

Enhance the beauty of your home and rejuvenate your spirit during this inspiring workshop with Jane Antonovich. You’ll learn how to design a home that offers balance and a peaceful sanctuary to refresh and recharge. Come discover how to create a place that encourages your dreams to flourish.



GEN NOW: Freelancing and the Gig Economy

Wednesday, September 28, 6-7 pm

Thinking about hiring a freelancer to help you achieve your business dream? Drop by DreamBank and get insight into the current gig economy. We’ll cover how to find high-performing freelancers, how to communicate with them for best results and what to expect from them compared to traditional employees.



DREAM BIG: Kaizen to Creation with Chariti Gent

Thursday, September 29, 6:15-7:30 pm

The first step to living an inspired life? Realistically envisioning it. Chariti Gent will discuss how to create that big vision by managing those doubts that live inside our heads, and then identifying and taking continuous steps toward feeling good, shining bright and creating the life of your dreams.