Community Ed & Recreation

April 2016

2016 Summer/Fall Link Coming Soon

The Sauk Prairie Community Education and Recreation Link will be available in mid-April.

The Link, published two times a year, is a complete listing of community ed and recreation activities offered in our area, along with information on various community resources. Look for it in your mailbox or on our website in mid-April.
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The above link will take you to ActiveNet to register SP Community Education programs. You will need the program name and number to register. You can also register in person at the Community Center -- 730 Monroe Street, Sauk City.

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What's for dinner?

Want to eat healthy, but can't find the time? Freezer meals are the answer! Come to this mini freezer meal workshop and discover the convenience of having healthy dinners ready to pull out on busy nights.

You will bring four bags filled with chicken breasts, pork, steak, ground chicken, and a few other simple ingredients. You will go home with 4 freezer meals... two for the skillet, one for the oven, and one for the crockpot. We'll be making Ranch Chicken Chili, Best Pork Chops Ever, Italian Marinated Steak, and Greek Chicken Burgers. A grocery list and prep instructions will be provided after you register (protein substitutions can be made).

Instructor: Karen Gleason
Dates: Monday, April 11
Program #: 2437

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Max: 15 per class
Location: Community Center Monroe St Room
Fee: $20 per class

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What do you do when a child (or teenager) refuses to do their schoolwork or chores? Exactly how do you motivate a child who doesn’t seem to respond to consequences? How do you, as a parent or caregiver, keep your cool and stay out of lecturing, reasoning, repeated warnings, threats and bribes? Come and learn strategies to take some of the “work” out of getting your child to do their work.

Presented by Paul Gasser


Click here to register for childcare - program # 2540

Dates: Mondays, April 11 & 18 (attending both sessions is strongly encouraged, but not required)

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Bridges Elementary Gym

Program #: 2539


Paul Gasser is a Marriage and Family Therapist at St. Joseph’s in Hillsboro, Wisconsin and an instructor for the University of Wisconsin–Platteville. His experience with children and their families comes as a result of working for over thirty years as a therapist and educator in the United States, North Vietnam and Russia. He currently teaches a variety of courses for the Love and Logic Institute and the University of Wisconsin–Platteville Continuing Education Department on the topic of child behavioral issues.
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Beginning Band Meeting on April 21

It is necessary for interested students and at least one parent to attend the Beginning Band meeting on April 21. The meeting will be held at 6:30 in the Sauk Prairie Middle School cafeteria.

At the meeting, students will also sign up for a Mouthpiece Testing/Horn Trial. These appointments will be held during the school day (7:30-3:00 p.m.) on Thursday, April 28 at Sauk Prairie Middle School. The appointments will take about 15 minutes.

Grade 5 band meets twice a week.

Register by school. (St Al's students should register for Grand Ave. band because that is where they will attend class.)

Scholarships are available. To request a scholarship please contact Jeff Williams at

A letter with more information will be sent to students in July.

Cost is $150/student

Use the Program Numbers Below to Register

Grand Ave & St. Al's: Program #2700

Merrimac: Program #2701

Tower Rock: Program #2702

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ZUMBA is Perfect for Every "Body"

Hear the Music, Feel the Music,
and Let the Music Move You!!!

Zumba® is perfect for “Everybody” and every “Body.” Zumba® is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, flexibility, boosted energy, and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Come and join the Dance Fitness Party! Six-week sessions are being offered on Mondays and Wednesdays in March. Sign up for one or both sessions.

Wednesdays, May 18-June 29

(No Class June 8)

Program #: 2606

Instructor: Autumn Elliott

Location: Community Center Gym

Time: 6:30-7:15 pm

Fee: $35 per session or $7 per drop-in
Registration Deadline: One week prior to class

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Come join us for Pickleball!

Pickleball is tennis with wooden paddles, ping-pong on a court, and badminton with a wiffleball! This fun and social game is perfect for all ages, easy to learn, and provides a great physical workout! Stop on down to the Community Center! All equipment provided.

WednesCost is $1 per participant per week

Punch Cards available for $10

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Learn how to create native gardens in your backyard by following the journey of the instructor over the last five years as she gradually replaced most of her lawn with woodland, prairie and rain gardens. This workshop will cover reasons to use native plants, site planning and what factors to consider in choosing native plaats. Finally, we will investigate incorporating stone, wood and garden decorations in native gardens using a basic design philosophy of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Instructor: Susan Kenney

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: Community Center

Program #: 2698

Fee: $16

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Everyone has unique experiences and stories to tell. In this course author Mark Tully will guide you through the steps of writing and publishing your own life story. Through a series of discussions and writing exercises, we will cover such topics as finding your voice, writing styles and stylistic approaches, the fundamentals of storytelling, plus we will explore techniques for triggering and opening up your memories.

In addition we will discuss how you can take the final step and actually self-publish your memoir! We will talk about basic document layout, choosing typefaces, document formatting and word processing software options, and options for small-run publishing of your completed memoir!

Instructor: Mark Tully

Dates: Wednesdays, May 4 - 25

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Location: Monroe Street Room, Comm Center

Program #: 2692

Fee: $50

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Summer School 2016


Semester 1 (4 Wks)

June 20 - July 14, 2016

No Classes on Monday, July 4 or Friday, July 15

Term 3 (2 Wks)

July 18 - July 29, 2016

Summer School catalogs went home with students in grades 4K-6th. Online registration for all Summer School classes will open at 6:00 p.m. on April 6, 2016.

Click Here to View the Summer School Catalog

Click here for more information on Summer School and for the Link to Register

For information on Summer Swim lessons, please see the Aquatics section below.

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The above link will take you to ActiveNet to register for this Sauk Prairie Recreation program. You will need the program name and number to register. You can also register in person at the Community Center -- 730 Monroe Street, Sauk City.

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Running Club

Do you love running or do you want to start running?

The club will meet once a week and will have different levels of running. This club will make running fun and motivate people to push through their goals and set new ones. All paces and running abilities are welcome.

$30/Affiliated; $50/Non-Affiliated

Program #: 2763
Instructor: Kurt Pickar

Kickoff Meeting:
Monday, Aprill 11 @ 6:15 p.m.
Jackson Street Room, Sauk Prairie Community Center


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Little Kickers is a soccer program designed to teach the game of soccer. Instructors play games and run through fundamentals for the first few weeks and then jump into live games for part of the practice. Includes a size 3 soccer ball. This program is run by Challenger Sports, which is the largest soccer camp operator in the U.S.

Saturdays, April 16 – May 14

for children ages 4-6

(parent/child program)


8:15 – 9:00 a.m, (program #2372)

9:10 - 9:55 a.m. (program #2373)

Fee: $30/A, $50/NA
Deadline: April 9



This is a FUNdamental Introduction to the game of soccer. Players learn the introductory skills of soccer through fun games. Includes a size 2 soccer ball. This program is run by Challenger Sports, which is the largest soccer camp operator in the U.S.

Saturdays, April 16 – May 14

for children age 3

(parent/child program)


10:15 –11:00 a.m. (program #2375)
11:00 –11:45 a.m. (program #2376)

Fee: $30/A, $50/NA
Deadline: April 9

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  • Baseball registration for grades 3-6 is closed.
  • Softball registration for grades 3-High School is closed.
  • Coach pitch grades 1-2 (both softball and baseball) close April 15.
  • Babe baseball (grades 7-12) closes May 2

Please click below for more information and for registration forms.

Softball/Baseball/T-Ball Registration

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Looking to get ready for the upcoming baseball and softball season? Stop on in to Open Gym for Baseball and Softball. We will provide baseballs and softballs; all you need is your glove! Work on your throwing technique, pitching, hitting, and fielding. Parents can stay around to catch with son or daughter if they wish. We will have a volunteer on site during the time-frame of this program.

Dates: Sundays, February 14 – April 24

Location: Community Center Gym

  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Grades 1–3)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm (Grades 4 –8)
Grades: Boys and Girls (Grades 1-8)
Fee: $1 per time/participant

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7 on 7 football is a fast-paced, pass-oriented form of football that was designed to hone the skills of football players in the spring without putting the physical toll on their bodies.

The games are played on half of a football field with offenses always moving towards the same end zone. There are no running plays allowed, although dumping the ball off to a RB behind the line of scrimmage is permitted.

There is no pass rush and the QB must release the ball in a limited amount of time or be penalized. No tackling is permitted; simply touching the offensive player stops play.

In order to make this league work, we need coaches to work with the teams. Please consider volunteering or talk to someone you know about volunteering.

Game schedule will be emailed to all participants after registration is complete.

Practice times will depend on coach.

Each participant will receive a t-shirt.

Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, April 14 – End of May (Depends on # of teams)

Location: Grand Ave or Football Fields

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. (2 nights per week for games)

Fee: $50/A, $70/NA

Program #: 2566

Max: 12 players per team

Divisions: 6th, 7th & 8th grade

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Come shoot around and burn off some energy! Gym will be open on Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons for basketball or other sports. Schedule of dates and times will be listed online.

Wednesdays are 7:00 – 9:00 pm for HS students and adults

Sundays are 1:00 – 3:00 pm for families and youth

Dates: October 7 – May 22
Location: High School North Gym

Fee: $1 per time, per participant

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June 20-24

Deadline to register is May 6

Mini Camp - Ages 4-5 ($98)
Fun games, competitions and skill-building activities are designed to enlighten and develop players. Sessions run 12:00-1:30 or 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Half Day Camps - Ages 6-14 ($134)
Emphasis on skill development and mastery of core techniques through individual, small group practices and coached games. Session runs 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Camps will be held on the fields behind Sauk Prairie Middle School.

Prices include t-shirt and soccer ball.

Click Here for More Information or to Register for the British Soccer Camp

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For more information, please go to

Amazing Race 2016

register for the Amazing Race -- click here

Amazing Race is a held in conjunction with Wisconsin Dells Recreation Department. The registration is the through Wisconsin Dells. If you have questions, please call SP Recreation at 608-643-0520 or email

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Soccer Registration for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

Registration will be done through the Sauk Prairie Strikers website

Click Here to Register or for More Information

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Aquatics on the Web

Summer Swim Lessons

Summer swim lessons begin in June.
Click here to view the summer swim lesson offerings

Registration for summer preschool and youth swim lessons opens April 6.

Click here to register for these summer swim lessons

Registration for summer Parent-Tot swim lessons opens April 27.
Click here to register for Parent-Tot lessons

Open Swim/Lap Swim/Water Exercise
Open swim hours are Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 for all ages and lap lanes are available. Tuesday and Thursday evenings the pool is open 7:30-8:30 for lap swimmers. Water exercise and Lunch Lap is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on normal school days 11:30-12:30 PM.

Pool Passes
Pool passes are available online.
Click here to purchase a Pool Pass

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United Way Scholarship Fund

United Way has donated funds for the Sauk Prairie Recreation Department to fund a scholarship program. Our Department started a “no questions asked” policy with awarding scholarships if a child wants to participate in a recreation program. The Department’s only request is that the participants pay for what they can afford and the Department will cover the remainder of the fees. If interested in scholarship assistance for any Recreation Department program, please contact us. Scholarships can only be processed in the office and not online.

Thank you United Way!

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AARP Tax Preparation

Don’t forget to call the ADRC to sign up for your 2015 AARP Tax Aide Program. This volunteer-run program provides free tax preparation for low to moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Volunteers will be preparing taxes by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February through early April 2016 in Baraboo at the West Square Building.

Call 608-355-3289 to make an appointment.

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Baseball & Softball Fundraiser

Sauk Prairie Youth Baseball

Culver’s Share Day

Saturday, April 9

from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sauk Prairie Youth Baseball & Softball

Culver’s Share Night

Tuesday, April 19

from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Join us for lunch, dinner or a treat
to help raise money

for a new outdoor softball batting cage,
new catcher’s equipment,

as well as field maintenance equipment.

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Stairway to Heroin Program

Tuesday, April 12 at the River Arts Center

Resource Fair from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Program 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Click below for more information

Stairway to Heroin April 12

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