April & May Girlfriend Gathering Ideas

Gather a friend or two and spend some time in Waukesha Pewaukee with one of these three fun girlfriends itineraries for April and May.


Run, Relax & Refuel

There are two running/walking events that will be held in Waukesha Pewaukee in April and May. If running a 5K, half marathon or full marathon have been on your “bucket list”, choose one or both events as a challenge.

April 6 Waukesha will be hosting its annual Trailbreaker running event. Choose from a full marathon, half-marathon, and a 5K run/walk. All events begin in Downtown Waukesha with views of the Fox River and the full marathon continues along the Glacial Drumlin Trail. The starting point of the race is the Schuetze Recreation Center. **Sign up by April 3**

May 11, is the King & Queens Half Marathon, and 4-mile run/walk in Downtown Pewaukee. The course includes views of beautiful Pewaukee Lake. The starting point of the race is near Lakefront Park on Wisconsin Ave. You can run the race in relay teams and the motto of the event is “no one left behind” to encourage everyone to join the fun.

After running or walking, relax with a spa treatment at one of these local spas and enjoy lunch, dinner, shopping or more.

Relax at one of these day spas

Serenity Day Spa
Serenity Day Spa
in Waukesha offers a 60 min. full body massage, 75 min. hot stone massage, 90 min. Serenity ultimate massage with a full body Swedish massage, 75 min. Chakra balancing massage, or a 60 min. Reiki healing and balancing treatment. Serenity Day Spa is located at located at 2120 E. Moreland Blvd. Reservations can be made by calling 262-970-9750.

Spargo Salon & Spa
Spargo Salon & Spa
in Pewaukee offers a 30-90 min. soothing massages, a 60 min. therapeutic massage, message for two, 60 or 90 min. Aveda® Chakra Massage, 75 min. LaStone® Massage, 75 min. Aromatic body massage or a 30 min. reflexology treatment. Schedule an appointment at 262-695-7400.

The Spa at West Wood
The Spa at West Wood
offers 30-90 min. relaxation massages, 30-90 min. therapeutic massages, 30 or 60 min. stress-relief massage, 60 or 90 min. Thai massage or 30 or 60 min. Reflexology massage. Schedule an appointment at 262-513-7236.

Refuel at one of these local places

There are many local dining options to refuel after a morning of exercise. Choose from cafes, gluten-free, local grab and go, supper clubs, bar and grills and ethnic dining choices from Asian to Mediterranean.


Plan an overnight getaway at one of these 10 places to stay in Waukesha Pewaukee.

Additional Things to Do April 6-7

April 6:

  • See Thoroughly Modern Millie at Waukesha Civic Theatre at 3:30 or 7:30pm
  • Schedule a brewery tour at Raised Grain at 3 or 4:15pm or stop in for a tasting at Waukesha’s national-award winning brewery.

April 7:
See Thoroughly Modern Millie at Waukesha Civic Theatre at 3:30 or 7:30pm.


Get Artsy

Make a day of it and channel your inner artist with five places that offer artistic workshops and private parties for larger groups.

A Stroke of Genius Paint Wine Studio, Waukesha
A Stroke of Genius Paint Wine Studio offers public art painting nights, with designated painting themes where they provide the materials and step by step instructions for you to create your own acrylic art painting. Additionally, there are open paint times where you can choose canvas projects, coffee mugs, wine glasses and wood panels.

Polished Patina
Learn how to make your very own chunky blanket and pick from a variety of colors at Polished Patina on a variety of dates in April and May (mostly Sat., Sun. and Mon.). No experience required to do this. You’ll learn everything during the class.

Sew Much More
Sew Much More is a sewing and supply store that offers  classes for arts and crafts. Check out April and May class highlights:

  • Alcohol Ink Easter Eggs Apr. 17 from 6-8pm
  • Easter Chocolate Truffles Apr. 18 from 2-4pm or 5:30-7:30pm
  • English Paper Piercing Apr. 12 or May 1 from 1-3pm
  • Fused Glass Garden Stakes Apr. 3 from 6-8pm or May 11 from 9:30-11:30am
  • Fairy Storage house Apr. 7
  • Mother’s Day chocolate truffles May 9 from 2-4pm or 5:30-7:30pm

Thee Touch of Glaze
If you enjoy unique pottery and painting items, then you should stop by Thee Touch of Glaze. There are over 140 pieces of bisque pottery that you are able to choose from to paint. They provide all materials and idea books, stamps, stencils, and more.

The Creative Arts Oasis
The Creative Arts Oasis is an art school offering a variety of classes for all ages and experience levels. Choose from acrylic painting, watercolor, alcohol inks, mixed media, felting or schedule your own private party for two or more. Here are April and May class highlights:

  • Wool needle felting – egg garland April 17 at 10am or 6pm
  • Intro to alcohol inks – April 9 or May 14 at 10am or 6pm
  • Intro to watercolor – Land & Sky May 8 at 10am or 6pm

The Potter’s Shop
Learn to spin clay on a pottery wheel at The Potter’s Shop in Waukesha. They offer one-time pottery classes for small or large groups as well as private parties.

Additional Artsy Places Close to Waukesha Pewaukee

  • Board & Brush Creative Studio, Hartland
    Board & Brush specializes in DIY wood signs. You can pick your own project to make from a huge selection of items including coat hooks, clocks, seasonal signs, trivets and more.
  • This & That Craft Mill, Genesee Depot
    This & That Craft Mill is located just a short drive from Waukesha Pewaukee. It offers a small downtown area with some truly unique places including This & That Craft Mill. This vintage/repurposed store also offers arts and craft classes for all experience levels. Events are updated monthly with new classes listed here. If you stop by Genesee Depot May 12 or later, be sure to check out Ten Chimneys, the historic landmark home of Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.

Ideas for things to do before or after your artsy fun

Learn New Culinary Skills

If becoming a better cook is on your wish list for 2019, you are in luck. Waukesha has two places that offer cooking classes to help you fine-tune your culinary skills.

Chef Pam’s Kitchen is a new culinary event location in Waukesha, operated by Chef Pam, a former Navy nurse with international cooking experience. Chef Pam’s Kitchen offers a variety of classes where you can learn to make many different dishes or have a private party with a group of friends. Here are highlights of upcoming classes at Chef Pam’s Kitchen in April:

  • Celebrate Apr. Fool’s Day, Apr. 1 from 5:30-7:30pm
  • Learn how to make flatbreads, Apr. 3 from 6-8pm
  • Celebrate spring and learn how to prepare and cook ricotta cheese dumplings with asparagus and garlic, Apr. 4 from 5:30-8pm
  • Make German schnitzel with flare, Apr. 16 from 5:30-8pm
  • Learn how to make traditional shish kebab, rice pilaf and Greek salad Apr. 24 from 6-8pm
  • Make potato encrusted salmon with tarragon, Dijon mustard and roasted asparagus, plus a strawberry-rhubarb crisp on Apr. 30 from 5:30-8:30pm

Allô! Chocolat offers fun, educational and tasty chocolate classes for girls’ nights. Most classes are $25 or less per person. Classes offered include:

  • Small batch desserts – recipes that yield between two – six servings
  • Ganache 101
  • Warming up chocolate
  • Barking up the cocoa tree – make several types of chocolate bark
  • Chocolate make and take
  • Chocolate tasting party

Ideas for things to do before or after cooking fun

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