Summer Guitar Camps

July 8-25, Mondays thru Thursdays

Grades 6-8
9 AM to 11 AM

Grades 9-12
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Members: $125
Stop in or call to register by July 1st

Do you want to play guitar? Then this class is for you! Learn basic playing technique, introduction to reading notation and rhythms in a fun group setting. Students will develop individual and group ensemble playing skills. The class will conclude with a group performance for family and friends on the last day of class. Guitars and learning materials provided.

Instructor Bio

Robin has been teaching classical guitar since 2007. Formerly a registered nurse, Robin uses her assessment skills to apply diverse learning strategies to effectively meet the needs of each student. Believing that a strong foundation will lead to a lifetime of happy music making, she emphasizes the importance of technical development and organized goal setting. Students are encouraged to develop solo and ensemble playing skills. Robin is a certified Suzuki guitar instructor and holds degrees in both nursing and music.

Yoga Teacher Training “Participate and Invigorate”

Are You Passionate About Finding Your Purpose?

This course is designed to give you the groundwork, knowledge and confidence to begin teaching yoga.


Instructor: Yelena Foster

Date: July 12-25, 2019

“Participate and Invigorate” is a two week accelerated yoga teacher training with meditation and yoga practice. During this program you will learn and gain the knowledge of what yoga is and why it’s empowering. The Yoga History and Philosophy following towards powerful group discussion, learning about proper Alignment of postures, Yoga Anatomy, Skills of Assistance, and how this applies to your life, and much more followed by Yoga Alliance requirements. Upon completion, you will be able to teach with love and confidence to continuing to share the gift of yoga. You will leave this training transformed and content. Your yoga certification will register and be recognized by Yoga Alliance.


For More Information Call or Email:

Yelena Foster, Lotus Yoga, LLC.

(P) 920-540-8112



2019 Spring “FACTalks”

Tuesday, May 21: Leta Steffen

DNA Testing for Ancestry and Health Information”

DNA testing has moved out of the clinical labs over the last decade and is easily available straight to consumers. We will start with an overview of genetic inheritance, and what these labs are looking for in your DNA. We will then discuss what this data can and can’t tell you about your ancestry and health, as well as the implications for your family and genetic privacy.

Leta is an Applications Scientist at Promega Corporation based in Madison, WI, where she is involved with molecular biology research and training. She received a B.A. in Biology and Physics from Lawrence University and a Ph.D. in Genetics from Harvard University. As a graduate student, Leta mapped novel genetic mutations causing muscular dystrophy, using zebrafish as a model organism.

Summer Yoga Classes

The Fort Atkinson Club is pleased to present two new Summer Yoga classes, led by Ivy Miles, of Ivy’s Holistic Arts.

Every Monday, Jun 10 – Jul 15
11 AM

Chair Yoga

Ivy will be teaching a chair-assisted Yoga class. Anyone can participate, but is geared toward Seniors, and those who might need some assistance/can’t climb stairs. $40 or $10 drop-in.

Wednesdays  Jun 19 – Jul 31 (no class July 3)
5:45 PM

Yoga on the Patio

Enjoy a Yoga class on our patio, overlooking the Rock River. Imagine Sun Salutations while viewing a sunset over the Main Street bridge! Bring your own mat, or one will be provided. $50 or $15 drop-in. Go to Ivy’s website (address below), or call 262-391-1445 to register.

Visit Ivy’s Holistic Arts (website below), or call 262-391-1445 to register.

2019 Spring “FACTalks”

Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30pm

Benjamin Whitcomb and Anders Yocom

“From 1 to 1,000 in Music: Bach to Mahler”

Ingenious intrigue and variety for one instrument. One thousand performers and a story of redemption. This talk will feature live performance and recorded excerpts, and may serve as a prelude to performances of the Mahler Symphony No. 8, “The Symphony of 1000” by The Madison Symphony Orchestra, on May 3, 4 and 5 at Overture Hall in Madison.

Dr. Benjamin Whitcomb is a professional cellist and Professor of Cello and Music Theory at UW-Whitewater. Anders Yocom is a Classical Music Host for Wisconsin Public Radio.

2019 Spring “FACTalks”

Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30pm

Frances Cole Jones

“10 Things You Can Do Today to Wow Tomorrow”

Do you fear speaking in public? Do you struggle to catch your customer’s attention? Do you need to shine at your next job interview? Or do you just want to know how to get others on your side? If so, join Frances Cole Jones, author of “How to Wow”, for an interactive discussion on all of the above, PLUS:

  • How to tell a compelling story
  • How to handle interruptions
  • How to use body language to be more authoritative and/or trustworthy

(Not to mention learn what outfit works best if you end up in traffic court!)

Frances Cole Jones is the author of “How to Wow: Proven Strategies for Selling Your (Brilliant) Self in any Situation” and “Wow Your Way into the Job of Your Dreams.” She is also the creator of the app, “Interview Wow.” She has appeared on ABC, Fox News and the Hallmark Channel and is a body language expert for “The Insider.” voted her blog one of the top 100 websites for women. voted Frances a top 5 speaker in Communication.

Chamber Series Concert

Join us on Sunday, April 28 2019 from 4-5pm for the second 2019 Chamber Series Concert. Stay after the concert for a complimentary wine and appetizer reception. This is a great opportunity to meet the performers! This event is FREE and open to the public.

The Sound Out Loud Collective is a contemporary music ensemble based in Madison. While the specific instrumentation of the group fluctuates with each program, the core ensemble is comprised of flute (Iva Ugrcic), violin (Aaron Yarmel), cello (Brian Grimm), and two pianists (Satoko Hayami and Kyle Johnson). Sound Out Loud specializes in engaging works from the early 20th century–present and commissions new pieces from composers around the world. April’s concert will feature a diverse program of National Styles. Bryce Dessner’s “Murder Ballades” features intense, rhythmical arrangements of American ballads, while Arnold Schoenberg’s “Chamber Symphony” offers a mix of high modernism with popular European styles.

While these concerts are open and free to the public, many dedicated patrons and sponsors are to be thanked for their generosity and support of the Chamber Series Concerts.


Family Games Day!

Sunday, March 24th

11 AM to 3PM

Free Family-Friendly Event.

We will have our classic bowling and ping-pong; also group games like El Dorado and Tsuro, and classic board games, like Monopoly and Pictionary. The group games will be hosted by Planet Chaos, a local gaming store. You may also bring your own chess boards, checkers, or Backgammon games. We will also have pizza, popcorn and pop for sale.

2019 Spring “FACTalks”

Tuesday, March 12: Michael Kienitz, 7:30 PM

“Iceland’s Vanishing Beauty”

Photojournalist Michael Kienitz will share his experience documenting the vanishing glaciers of Iceland. His recent exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison is a culmination of five years of work collecting images of this incredible but disappearing landscape of active volcanoes, ice caves, beaches, canyons, waterfalls, wetlands, black sands, and mountains, all created by the combined forces of rivers, glacial ice, and volcanic and geothermal activity.

Michael Kienitz, has been a photographer for over forty years. His traditional photography has appeared in Life, Time, and Newsweek, Elle, Rolling Stone and other major publications worldwide. He has won a number of major awards for his photojournalism work, and was an instructor of photojournalism in the School of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. For years Kienitz photographed a variety of conflicts around the world, before recently shifting his attention to the disappearing landscape of Iceland.

Scottish Anthology of Poetry

The public is invited to attend the book launch of Forty Voices Strong: An Anthology of Contemporary Scottish Poetry.

The book launch event will be held at the historic Fort Atkinson Club overlooking the Rock River on Thursday, February 28th from 7-9 pm. This event will include selected readings from the anthology by Scottish natives Ruth & Gordon Gavin and the anthology’s editor, Prof. Patrick Moran of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  Copies of the anthology can be purchased after the reading. The evening’s event will conclude with the traditional Irish/Scottish sounds of Fort Atkinson’s very own Sergeant Early’s Dream.  Please join us at this free event as we celebrate the rich tradition of Scottish Poetry.