The Messenger
A Newsletter From The Arc Dane County
Supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 65 years

July 4, 2018 
Independence is happiness.
~ Susan B. Anthony 
What's Happening at The Arc Dane County
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VSA Wisconsin
Summer Art Center Classes
Registration is open for VSA Wisconsin's SUMMER Art Center classes!!  Classes are filling up fast - for best selection Register today!  
The following classes run July 9 - August 23, 2018.
  • Mon. Art: Aloha Summer Creations, 6-7 pm
  • Tues. Art: Cool Paper Crafting, 6-7 pm
  • Tues. Music: Dance Party!, 6-7 pm
  • Wed. Art: Fabric Color Splash, 6-7 pm
  • Wed. Music: Summertime Drum Circle, 6-7 pm
  • Thur. Art: Open Doors Studio, 4-5:30 pm
  • Thur. Art: Clay Creations, 6-7 pm
  • Thur. Music: All in the Band!, 6-7 pm
Registration is open for VSA Wisconsin's SUMMER Art Center classes!!  Classes are filling up fast - for best selection register today!  Registration closes July 6.
Need a scholarship? Please be careful to use the correct promo code. Use SUMMER for most classes, use  CERAMICS for Clay Creations ONLY and OPENDOORS for Open Doors Studio ONLY.
2018 Everybody's Golf Tourney - Register Today!
The Arc Dane County and our volunteer planning committee are busy planning this year's golf outing.  This is an important fundraiser for our organization to continue providing education, networking and advocacy.  Won't you join us?  Online registration is now open.

The 2018 Everybody's Golf Tourney
Friday, September 14th
The Meadows of Sixmile Creek, Waunakee

Prices increase on August 15th

If you are interested in supporting this event by providing a door prize or raffle item, please send an email to Anne Stevens at
In This Issue
Upcoming  Events

The Arc National Events
MSCR Overnight Adaptive Camping - Space Available!
There are two Adaptive Camping Adventures left in the summer schedule.  You must be 18 or older to participate. The cost is $35 and includes meals.
  • Lake Kegonsa Sat. 7/14- Sun 7/15
  • Blue Mounds Sat 8/18- Sun 8/19
Please register at
Or Contact : Lorrie 608-204-4581

MSCR Adaptive End of Summer Celebration
MSCR Adaptive recreation is hosting an End of Summer trip to watch the Madison Mallards take on the Lakeshore Chinooks.  
Thursday August 2, 2018 
Game starts at 7 pm 
Ticket Cost - $20.00 
Tickets include bus transportation, a ticket within the TDS Triple Play Club (including all you can eat food and drink), and a Mallards Bobblehead.
Transportation: MSCR will have two meet up locations Memorial High School at 5:00 pm (Mineral Point Rd entrance) and MSCR East at 5:30 pm (Cottage Grove Rd). Or participants can meet at Warner park at 6pm.
TDS Triple Play Club ticket : All-You-Can-Eat Ball Park Food including burgers, brats, hotdogs, chicken breast, potato salad, coleslaw, and chips. Bottomless Soda and Water.

Register soon. Limited number of tickets available.
Register online at
Questions? Contact Lorrie at (608)204-3000
Future Planning: One Step at a Time
Taking the first step towards future planning is important.  And it's not quite as scary as you may think. 

The first step is to gather some basic information.  This is the final worksheet in this first step!  It's time to take a look at Financing My Future.  In the Financing My Future section, you will gather information about your financial accounts and financial power of attorney.  This 3-page worksheet will help you keep important information in one place.
You can go through the process online in an interactive and user friendly format.  Or, you can start by printing a paper copy.
Click here to get started online
You can find more information on Future Planning by clicking here and visiting our website.

Please share your questions with us!  Email Anne at and we will work to find answers and share information. 

If are interested in a Future Planning Overview presentation for your group, email Nicole at 
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Your membership in The Arc Dane County helps us continue to offer up to date advocacy, education, and social activities.

The Arc Dane County | (608) 833-1199
6602 Grand Teton Plaza | Madison, WI 53719