Upcoming Events

Upcoming SPECIAL events:


Backpack drive for kids

Help support the Goodman Community Center's child programming by purchasing and filling a backpack.

Goodman child care and youth programs serve children ages 3 to 18, many of whom are low income and unsure of how they will get materials this year. Goodman is committed to helping each child find success academically, and a great start is to provide children with school supplies. Backpack and supply donations can be dropped off at the Center, to the attention of Angela Tortorice.

Supplies needed are backpacks, erasers, pocket folders, binders, highlighters, notebooks, scissors, loose leaf paper, pencils, dry-erase markers, pens, colored pencils, glue and glue sticks.

Not in the mood to shop? Cash and check donations are gladly accepted.

Yoga & Fitness Classes at GCC

The Goodman Community Center is offering an array of yoga and fitness classes for all levels.

GCC is also offering personal orientations to our fitness center on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Please let the front desk know if you would like an orientation.

Yoga Body Bootcamp - Register by Aug. 31

Saturdays, Sept. 5- Oct. 17, from 9:30-10:15 a.m. in the GCC Gym
Yoga Body BootCamp will give you the tools to kick off a new routine and take your fitness to a new level in a supportive environment. While maintaining a yoga focus, we will introduce unique strength and circuit training classes to jumpstart your metabolism and increase your cardiovascular endurance.

Fun, creative and intense workouts include: strength training, circuit training, yoga and cardio.

A lively and supportive environment to help you lose fat, tone your muscles, and improve your fitness while continuing to focus on breathwork, flexibility and balance.

Registration is required and can be completed at the Goodman Community Center's front desk receptionist in the main lobby. Cost is $50. 

Please bring your own mat and support props. For questions, please contact Jennifer Pampuch at kitsmom17@yahoo.com.

ZUMBA® Fitness

Wednesdays from 5:45-6:30 p.m.in the GCC Gym
ZUMBA® fitness combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system. Exercise and learn Zumba with instructor Megan Barry. Wear comfortable shoes/clothing and bring water. Open to all levels, ages 9+

Cost is $4, drop-in. For questions, please contact meganberries@hotmail.com OR 217-2022.

Friday Night Slow Flow Yoga

Fridays from 6-7 p.m. in the GCC Gym
This slow flow class is good for all levels. Combined with essential oils and hands-on assists, it starts with a gentle warm-up, leads into more flowing movement, and ends with lots of relaxing poses and a long savasana. There will be a focus on breath awareness and staying centered. You will leave class feeling calm, relaxed and grounded.

Cost is $4, drop-in. Bring your own mat and support props. For questions, please contact Jennifer Pampuch at kitsmom17@yahoo.com.

Sunday Slow Flow Yoga

Sundays from 9-10 a.m. AND from 4-5 p.m.
This slow flow class is good for all levels. Combined with essential oils and hands-on assists, it starts with a gentle warm-up, leads into more flowing movement, and ends with lots of relaxing poses and a long savasana. There will be a focus on breath awareness and staying centered. You will leave class feeling calm, relaxed and grounded.

Cost is $4, drop-in. Bring your own mat and support props. For questions on the Sunday morning yoga, please contact Blue Strom at freebeme11@yahoo.com. For questions about the Sunday afternoon yoga, contact Jennifer Pampuch at kitsmom17@yahoo.com.





Splish Splash at the Goodman Splash Pad

Summer hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Come enjoy the Goodman Community Center splash pad, open every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Children must be supervised when playing.


Community Cooking Classes

Saturdays, list below • 10-11:30 a.m.

Community Cooking Classes are full. Please email Jon if you would like to be added to the wait list.

Learn how to prepare simple, fresh, delicious meals at home in this cooking series. Each class is hosted by a food-related organization and will cover an overview of healthy food preparation techniques. No prior cooking experience is necessary. All participants will receive a home pantry "starter kit."

Free childcare will be provided.

July 11 - Handmade Pasta and Tomato Sauce

Hosted by Dan Bonanno of Pig in a Fur Coat
This class will feature techniques to make the perfect homemade pasta and fresh tomato sauce!

August 1 - Egg dishes

Hosted by Susan Manak of Soul Food from Scratch
Empower yourself with healing foods! Choosing a "Real Food Lifestyle" provides your body the nutrients it needs to stay in balance and strong.

August 22 - Layered on-the-go meals

Hosted by Becky Perkins of Vermont Valley Community Farms
Learn how to layer vegetables, protein and more into a mason jar for a healthy lunch on the go. Take home a layered burrito and a rainbow salad.

September 19 - Savory Pies and Greens

Hosted by Jennica Skoug of Goodman Youth Farm
Learn how to craft delicious homemade savory pies with a side of greens.

October 3 - Basic Fish Cookery

Hosted by Alison Dungan or Sitka Salmon
This course will address the basic techniques for preparing and cooking fish

Community Cooking Classes are full. Please email Jon if you would like to be added to the wait list.

Please download and complete this form . Forms should be emailed to Jon Lica at jon@goodmancenter.org or dropped off to the Fritz Food Pantry.

Thank you to Vermont Valley Community Farm for donating the produce for these classes! A special thanks to Slow Food Madison. These classes are made possible by a city of Madison SEED grant.



Join our Drum Circle

1st and 3rd Sundays of each month

Stop by two Sundays each month for the Goodman Community Center's drum circle. Drum leader Elmore Lawson welcomes people of all ages and abilities. Feel free to bring your own drum or percussive instrument...or use ours!



Yearly Events

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