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42 Uses for the Woodman's Center That You Haven't Thought About

Updated: Apr 8, 2023

When considering what you can do in the Woodman’s Center, the possibilities are endless. With a wide range of activities to choose from and plenty of flexible space to host events and gatherings, there's something for everyone in the community to enjoy and benefit from.

Trade show booth and attendees
This SAFECON event is currently shared by Janesville and Madison

Here are 42 things you can do in your community sports and convention center:

  1. Attend a sporting event, such as a soccer or volleyball game.

  2. Watch a professional wrestling match or mixed martial arts event.

  3. Participate in a fitness class, such as yoga or Pilates.

  4. Attend a concert or music festival.

  5. Check out the newest fishing or hunting gear at an expo.

  6. Host a corporate conference or trade show.

  7. Attend a leadership or management seminar.

  8. Have a family night out skating on a new, safe rink accessible to all.

  9. Participate in a charity walk or run.

  10. Participate in a financial planning or investment workshop.

  11. Enjoy a mommy + son or daddy + daughter dance.

  12. Watch a fashion show or dance competition.

  13. Learn the art of writing and storytelling by signing up for a local expert class.

  14. Attend a seminar or workshop to learn a new skill or enhance an existing one.

  15. Join a figure skating club.

  16. Rent a meeting room for a business meeting or training session.

  17. Host a wedding or other special event.

  18. Play pickleball in a regional pickleball tournament.

  19. Learn a new sport like rugby.

  20. Attend a children's program or day camp.

  21. Meet a celebrity who is stopping by for an event.

  22. Watch a movie screening or film festival.

  23. Visit with civic leaders and political figures.

  24. Share your faith with others by hosting a church conference.

  25. Attend a career fair or job fair.

  26. Rent a space for your retirement, birthday or milestone party.

  27. Participate in a car show or other vehicle-related event.

  28. Get motivated by an inspirational speaker.

  29. Attend a beauty pageant or talent competition.

  30. Attend a pet adoption event or animal rescue fundraiser.

  31. Attend an RV, camping, boat, or marine show.

  32. Attend a high school graduation ceremony, prom, or formal dance.

  33. Host a community fundraiser or charity event.

  34. Attend a cultural festival or celebration.

  35. Participate in a cooking class.

  36. Watch a magic or comedy show.

  37. Attend a health and wellness fair.

  38. Host a book club meeting or author event.

  39. Attend a garden show hosted by Rotary Botanical Gardens and K&W Greenery.

  40. Attend a cycling or mountain biking expo.

  41. Participate in a talent show or open mic night.

  42. Watch a dog show or other animal-related event.

The Woodman's Center is more than a place to adventure, play sports, work on business goals, have family outings and celebrations, and stay occupied with limitless entertainment opportunities. Investing in the project with the support of private donors is a win for the Janesville community. The center can lead to economic growth, community development, increased tourism, and higher property values, with a public-private partnership that can reduce the financial burden on residents.

By working together on this project, we can create a better quality of life for Janesville residents, attract visitors, and support the growth of the local economy.

What else could the Woodman's Center be used for? Let us know by visiting our Facebook page.


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