Very Merry Music at Hilldale
Hilldale Shopping Center
Hilldale will lift your spirits this season with live music performances in our Very Merry Music Series. Guitarist Steve Waugh will perform in our atrium.
Metcalfe's Market "Battle Of The Chocolates"
Hilldale Shopping Center, Madison
Customers will be able to sample more than 50 gourmet chocolates and vote for their favorites.
Cambridge Country Christmas
Throughout the day
Experience the original country Christmas in the Victorian village of Cambridge. Fabulous shopping in Victorian storefronts, enjoy free horse-drawn hayrides , visits and photos with Santa, Pop Up Art Gallery, Elf Shelf Kids Activities and Shopping, Caroling, Cookies, Strolling Madrigal Singers, magical Holiday Lights Display at Lake Ripley Park , traditional tree lighting ceremony, CAP’s Breakfast with Santa, live nativity, pet photos with Santa and more. This annual event is one of the keystone events for Cambridge, Wisconsin. Come celebrate the holidays in our quaint, welcoming village. The event runs from Friday evening through Saturday and Sunday the first weekend in December. It’s three festive days of holiday fun.
Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce
Lowell Elementary School, 401 Maple Ave. Madison
To benefit the Lowell Home and School Association
Christmas in the Village
Throughout the day
A fun-filled day for families to enjoy free food, visits with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides and more. A multitude of businesses will be having open houses, with food and a chance to enter drawings for great prizes. To top off the event we will be hosting a bonfire with music and free popcorn, hot cider and hot chocolate. Santa will be arriving in style in a fire truck.
Donna Manring, 608-225-0126
No Keystone XL Pipeline Civil Disobedience Training
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friends Meeting House, 1704 Roberts Court Madison, WI 53711
Local Group Announces Training for Peaceful Civil Disobedience Action
Part of the National Pledge of Resistance to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
Images of the No KXL 9/28 training in Madison, by photographer Joe Brusky.
Nov. 18, 2013. Madison, Wis. The U.S. State Department is expected to issue its draft National Interest Determination (NID) in 2014 on whether the President should approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. In the event the State Department recommends approval, more than 100 civil disobedience actions will be triggered across the country. The goal of these actions is to show the President the American people don't want this pipeline, and to convince him to deny the permit. Locally, we are holding a training session for anyone wishing to participate in the peaceful civil disobedience action in Madison. Attendance at this training is required for anyone wishing to risk arrest during the civil disobedience action, but is also for those who want to help but cannot risk arrest.
This training is *required* for anyone planning to risk arrest in the action, but is also for those who wish to help in other ways. It's free, and snacks will be provided.
RSVP at www.nokxlmadison.eventzilla.net. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Further information is also available at https://www.facebook.com/events/440854596026827/
WHY: Whether to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline is ultimately President Obama's decision. In 2011 Obama was expected to green-light the project, but he postponed his decision after more than 1,000 people were arrested at the White House for engaging in peaceful civil disobedience against the Keystone XL. If the State Department recommends approval of the pipeline, this will trigger numerous acts of peaceful civil disobedience across the country. In these actions, regular people will stand up, peacefully but firmly, to tell Obama to not approve the Keystone XL.
About Us: We are a group of local people planning a civil disobedience action in Madison, WI as part of the national Pledge of Resistance to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. This action will be one of many held across the country if the State Department recommends approval of the project. The Pledge of Resistance is organized by NoKXL.org, a coalition led by Credo Mobile, Rainforest Action Network and The Other 98%. For more information on the national movement, visit www.nokxl.org. For information on the local group, visit www.facebook.com/NoKXLMadison.
Tennyson/Potosi Back Home For Christmas
9 am to 3pm
Craft show featuring over 60 tables. Silent auction, door prizes and cookie walk
Sun Prairie High School Annual Holiday Big Band Dance
7pm - 11pm
Angell Park Pavilion 315 Park St. Sun Prairie, WI 53590
The Sun Prairie High School Music Department presents the Annual Holiday Big Band Dance, Saturday, December 7 at Angell Park Pavilion in Sun Prairie.
The Annual Holiday Big Band Dance features performances by the Sun Prairie High School Jazz Bands and Jazz Combos, the Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School Jazz Bands, and the Sun Prairie Alumni Jazz Ensemble.
Food and beverage will be available for purchase and the dance is open to the public.
Ticket prices: $8 adult, $5 student & senior, under 10 free
Please contact Steve Sveum at (608) 834-6780 or SJSVEUM@spasd.k12.wi.us for more information.
Steve Sveum at (608) 834-6780, SJSVEUM@spasd.k12.wi.us
Fair Trade and Craft Fair
St. John's Lutheran Church, 625 East Netherwood St. Oregon, WI 53575
Arts, Crafts, Home Party Vendors. Lunch. Proceeds benefit local and global missions of St. John's.
Holiday Pop-up Art Gallery
Friday opening reception 6-9pm, Sat. 10-4 and Sun. 10-3
210 W. Main St. Cambridge WI
The building at 210 W Main Street in Cambridge, WI will be turned into an art gallery for the weekend. The opening reception will be Friday, December 6 from 6PM until 9PM, and all are welcome. During the opening reception there will be music by Kurt Griesmer, appetizers and refreshments, and the artists will be present to discuss their art. The gallery will be open Saturday from 10AM-4PM and Sunday from 10AM until 3PM. Many activities will also take place in the gallery space including a gingerbread house contest, Chef Gene Gowan will be giving a holiday food demonstration, youth music, the elementary school Drama Club will be performing, and other classes and activities throughout the weekend. Go to www.cambridgewiarts.org for more information about the event.
The Gallery will be open during Cambridge’s Country Christmas, so there will be many festivities throughout Cambridge.
5th Annual Endeavor Cookie Walk & Vendor/Craft Fair
400 Church Street, Endeavor, WI 53930
When: Saturday, December 7, 2013
Time: Vendor Fair 10am – 4pm
Cookie Walk starts at 2pm.
Santa is coming at 3pm!
Where: Endeavor Civic Center
400 Church Street
Vendors coming: Miche Bag, Party Lite, Thirty One, Paparazzi Jewelry, many crafters, concessions, and more!
Lake Edge UCC Holiday Cookie Sale
4200 Buckeye Rd. Madison, WI 53716
A festive presentation of holiday cookies. Choose your own cookies for $7.50 lb. or purchase pre-packaged cookies for $9.00 per lb. Holiday quiches also for sale this year. All proceeds go to Madison Outreach projects.
Holiday Luncheon & Bake Sale
11 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
New Heights Lutheran Church; 1705 Center St.; Black Earth, WI
LUNCHEAON FEATURES: Scalloped Potatoes-Ham-Casseroles-Salads-Pie or Cake. ADULTS: $7:00; CHILDREN $3:00; 5 & UNDER FREE. BAKE SALE: Cookies & Assorted Cookie Trays-Pies-Fruitcake-Rolls & Breads-Nut Breads-Lefse & Othe Norwegian Goodie-Candies
Eileen Bonine; 1417 Madison St., Black Earth, Wi 608-767-3966
Midland UMC Live Nativity
Midland UMC, 10235 Hwy KP, Mazomanie, WI 53560
One family … one child … who would change the world forever.
Journey back in time and witness the birth of Jesus Christ in a real barn … with real animals at Midland United Methodist Church’s “Live Nativity.” On Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, the Midland United Methodist Church will present the original Christmas story in a barn near the church. The “Live Nativity” includes actors and actresses dressed in beautiful costumes. Live animals will set the barn stage. All the parts of the Christmas story will be presented in a setting that symbolizes the first Christmas.
The “Live Nativity” will be presented at 5 P.M. on Dec. 7th. A free chili dinner will be served at the Midland UMC following the Live Nativity. For those wanting to attend the “Live Nativity,” please park at Midland UMC, which is located at 10235 Hwy KP, Mazomanie, WI, between Black Earth and Mazomanie. Transportation will be provided to the barn. Please dress warmly for outdoor conditions and bring a blanket as seating will be on straw bales.
This is a wonderful opportunity for families to watch a portrayal of the true Christmas Story. Even if you have been to the “Live Nativity” previously, please join us again!
Patty Heinz, 608-438-5300, firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Visit and Bake Sale
10 am - noon
Rio Community Library, 324 W. Lyons St., Rio WI
Santa arrives by fire truck. Free photos with Santa and goody bags. Crafts for kids and bake sale.
Deb Wearne-Neurohr, 920-992-3206
Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christ Lutheran Church 700 Cty. Hwy. B Stoughton, WI
Christ Lutheran Church Lutefisk Dinner Returns for the holiday season
(700 County Hwy. B, Stoughton, WI 53589) Christ Lutheran Church will once again host its annual Lutefisk Dinner Saturday, December 7 from 11 am to 6 pm. The dinner will include lutefisk, meatballs, potatoes, rutabaga, lefse, cranberries, coleslaw, rommegrot, Norwegian cookies, coffee and milk. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Ole Ellickson Orchestra.
Reservations by mail will be accepted until November 29 and are $16 for adults and $7 for children ages 4-12 and under. Reservation information call Carol Skavlen at 608-873-6131 or may be printed from the church website at www.clcstoughton.org
In addition, the 24th annual Ole and Lena Bake Sale and More will also take place on December 7th from 11 to 6. The bake sale to include bars, cookies, cakes, pies, candy, jams and lefse. Red and royal blue bib aprons with a Norwegian design, lefse sticks and the third edition of the Christ Lutheran Cookbook will be available for purchase as well. A raffle is part of the bake sale, raffle items include retired American Girl Doll Kirsten, a Kindle Fire HD 7”, and The Wisconsin Fans Basket with tickets for football, basketball and hockey and a Wisconsin theme blanket. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00. Drawing will be at 6 p.m. on December 7th. You do not need to be present to win.
Lutfisk, as it is called in Sweden, or lutefisk as it is called in Norway, is the "Yule" fish of the three northernmost Scandinavian countries. It is a dried codfish which is soaked in salted water, rinsed several times and covered with cold water to "firm" up, and then cooked in cheesecloth bags. Excellent, flakey fish is the result as the fish has been cooked to perfection. The dinner is a fun opportunity to taste this old World favorite along with great meatballs and other delightful Norwegian treats.
Mary Onsager, 608-873-3999 1096 Taylor Lane, Stoughton, WI
Stoughton Victorian Holiday Weekend
Throughout the day
Downtown Stoughton takes a step back in time to celebrate the holidays the old-fashioned way! A weekend full of family-friendly activities, the Nutcracker Ballet, 5k and Fun Run, entertainment and shopping is in store for this annual Victorian Holiday Weekend. Full schedule at www.stoughtonwi.com
Stoughton Chamber of Commerce
532 E. Main Street
Stoughton WI 53589
7th Annual Spectacular Spectacular "Home for Christmas"
Barneveld Lutheran Church, 505 Swiss Lane, Barneveld, WI 53507
A variety of Christmas music will be presented by nine national, regional and local musicians. Free will offering to benefit the Community Connections Free Clinic in Dodgeville. Sponsored by the Barneveld United Church of Christ and over 60 area businesses.
Al Wright, (608) 341-7388, email@example.com
17th Annual Fair Trade Holiday Festival
9am - 4pm
Monona Terrace Exhibition Hall (1 John Nolen Dr, Madison), next to the Farmers' Market
Shop the 17th annual Fair Trade Holiday Festival for "Gifts With a Story". 50+ vendors of beautiful unique gifts from around the world and Wisconsin, including jewelry, textiles, clothing and art, hand-crafted by small scale artisans for a living wage. Monona Terrace Exhibition Hall (1 John Nolen Dr, Madison), next to the Farmers' Market. For more information check http://www.fairtrademadison.org/2013-2/ or call 608-251-3241.
Outside the Bean or Madison Fair Trade, 608-251-3241 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Wingra Oak Savanna
Meet at the gravel parking lot along Arbor Drive just off Monroe Street, Madison, WI
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Work parties are cancelled in inclement weather.
UW Madison Arboretum - Marian Farrior
Caffeine Dreams: An Original Musical Comedy
Performances are December 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m. and December 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School, 220 Kroncke Drive, Sun Prairie, WI.
Sun Prairie Civic Theatre Produces Local Artist, Joe “Snare” Vosen’s, musical Caffeine Dreams.
What happens when your political enemy turns out to be human after all? Caffeine Dreams is a
musical comedy set in a coffee shop somewhere outside of Madison, WI, in wake of the 2011
Wisconsin Act 10. It is the story of a community coming together, in lieu of initial political differences.
Synopsis: “Ricky Bonus is not a “people” person, yet he runs the Rich Grounds, coffee shop in a
small town near Madison, Wisconsin, the home of extreme politicians, organic food, and questionable
morals. When Ricky decides to have an open mike night, the ruthless Jill Powers launches the effort to
separate Ricky from his money. When the Rich Grounds becomes the epicenter of a local
controversy, the political nut cases come out of the woodwork. It will be up to Jack Hayward, who is
dealing with his own broken heart, to teach them we are all citizens of the same human race.”
Against the backdrop of a "mythical" Madison protest, Caffeine Dreams is a tempest of money,
romance, music, and coffee. As they sing at the end of Act I, "Don't Get Me Started" on the politics!
Email Rex Owens at email@example.com. General phone line: 608-837-8217
3rd Annual Cookie Walk
9:00am until 12:00pm
Downtown Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Enjoy Walking Through Beautiful Downtown Reedsburg, and Gather Christmas Treats From Over 2 Dozen Downtown Business Locations Limited to 100 Boxes.
Fill your own boxes for $10.00, Prefilled $15.00 (Prefilled Boxes Available for pick up on Day of Sale at Hook and Needle, from 1-3pm)
Boxes go on Sale Nov 23 at Hook and Needle 244 E. Main , and the Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce 240 Railroad Street.
Info call 608-768-4665
YMCA- Frostbite 2013- Stevens Point, WI
7 – 12 p.m.
Stevens Point, WI
The YMCA – Stevens Point
38th Annual FROST BITE 2013
5 & 10 Mile Road Race & Winter Walk
Stevens Point Area YMCA
Saturday, December 7 – 12 p.m.
5 mile walk (non-competitive)
5 mile race
10 mile race
New! Online registration and Chip Timing
Presented by Community First Bank
Saturday, December 7th 2013
The purpose of the Frostbite Road Race & Winter Walk presented by Community First Bank is to offer a unique experience in the “off season,” to enjoy camaraderie, good health, and help support the YMCA.
Refreshments will be available after the race in the All Purpose Room at the Y.
Both the 5 and 10 mile races begin at 12:00 Noon.
Five mile walkers depart at 12:01 p.m.
All events begin and end at the Stevens Point Area YMCA.
Check in takes place Friday, December 6, from 4:00- 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 7, from 9:00- 11:30 a.m. at the Stevens Point Area YMCA, All Purpose Room.
At check-in, you will be given your Dry Fit long sleeve shirt.
There will be a brief rules meeting at 11:45 a.m. in the All Purpose Room.
Locker room facilities and showers are available for your convenience. Please bring your own lock and towel.
Course maps will be available at check-in and online at www.spymca.org (under the ‘EVENTS’ tab) by November 1.
The race runs along paved roads and is flat and fast.
The course is a semi-out and back.
The 5 and 10 mile course run is identical other than the turn-around point.
This event is a fund raiser for the YMCA Youth Programs. Therefore, in the event of a weather cancellation no refunds will be issued.
5 Mile Winter Walk (Individual $20)
Family (3 or more) $18/person
The entry fee for this non-competitive event includes a souvenir long-sleeved shirt and locker room facilities.
5 & 10 Mile Run (Individual $20)
Family (3 or more) $18/person
This entry fee includes a souvenir long-sleeved shirt, locker room facilities, race results and awards.
Registration and payment deadline is Monday, December 2 at 8:00 p.m.
A late fee of an additional $15 per entry will be added to the entry fee if received on or after Tuesday, December 3.
NEW Online Registration!
OR Mail registration forms with entry fee to:
Stevens Point Area YMCA- Frostbite
1000 Division Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(Checks & Money Orders preferred)
For more information, contact the YMCA at 715 342 2980, Brandy Hankey- Race Director ext. 306
Participants in the 5 and 10 mile races will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each division by gender. Must be present to receive award. Awards will not be mailed. If you know you will not be present for awards, we recommend entering the “Open” division, so the award gets passed to the next person.
Drop-in child care is free for up to 3 hours for members and away members. Away members must present YMCA membership card to Member Services. Non-member fee is $3 for first child and $1 for each additional child. Drop-in child care is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
This event is made possible by:
Our generous sponsors, volunteers, the Stevens Point Police Department, and The Portage County Sheriff’s Department.
Brandy Hankey- Race Director, 715 342 2980 ext. 306
Choral Union announces 132nd anniversary concerts!
Sat. at 7:00 p.m., Sun. at 2:00 p.m.
Cargill United Methodist Church, 2000 Wesley Avenue, Janesville, WI 53545
Since 1881, classical music aficionados have enjoyed the beautiful voices of the Choral Union in Rock County. Choral Union commemorates its 132nd anniversary this year with two performances of "Hodie (This Day)" by Ralph Vaughan Williams. 2013 marks another Choral Union milestone -- Conductor Richard Severing celebrates his 20th season at the helm of the Choral Union.
Soloists include Marie Severing (soprano), Brian Leeper (baritone), and Alex Gmeinder (tenor). The 100-plus member chorus and orchestra will be complemented by a choir of talented local children singing the narration of the Christmas story.
Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased at the door on both performance days or in advance by calling (608) 741-5074. Visit Choral Union at: www.choralunionjanesville.com and at: www.facebook.com/JanesvilleChoralUnion
Rochell Cheplak: (608) 756-0041. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Event: 'Tis the Season
Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Please join us for a festive afternoon at the Wisconsin Historical Museum with treats, prizes, and activities. Free for Wisconsin Historical Society members and admission by donation for non-members. Space is limited, and reservations are required by December 2. To make your reservation, register online or contact the membership office toll free at 888-748-7479 or via email.
Wisconsin Historical Museum, email@example.com, 608-264-6555
Neighborhood House Community Center's Holiday Party
1pm - 3pm
Neighborhood House 29 S. Mills St, Madison, WI 53715
Bring the whole family to learn about the diverse groups that use NHCC! Performances and demonstrations by: Boliviamanta Dance, Oak Apple Morris Dancers, Madison Judo Club, Madison Japanese TAIKO drum and much more!
Amanda Ryan 608.255.5337 firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2nd Annual Madison Santa Swimsuit Run
Downtown Madison, WI
Start with two hours of socializing at The Rigby Pub and The Majestic Theatre, then head outside to the Capitol Square, wearing nothing but a swimsuit or festive costume. Over 500 people will participate in the 2nd Annual Madison Santa Swimsuit Run and Fundraiser for Gio's Garden.
Jerry R Kempfer
Creating for Causes: A Benefit Art Fair for Middleton Outreach Ministry
December 7, 1 pm- 7 pm/December 8, 9 am- 3 pm
3502 Parmenter St. Middleton, Wi Middleton Outreach Ministry Food Pantry
Over 32 artists are creating, donating and collecting for Middleton Outreach Ministry including Scott Draves, of www.doorpottery.com. Come shope for a cause and find unique locally handcrafted gifts while helping those in need. A family affair with volunteers to help kids shop for family embers. Free parking, food, refreshments. Buy Local and help those in need. check out www.facebook.com/creatingforcauses www.momhelps.org
Jan Fulwiler, 608.831.4073, email@example.com
Tea & Trains
10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
The Madison Club
Our annual holiday fundraiser promises festive fun for the whole family. Enveloped in holiday cheer, you and your will enjoy: - A reading of a seasonal classic, Diane Muldrow's "Frosty the Snowman" by Paul Higginbotham - Holiday tea, hot chocolate, and treats - Festive crafts and activities - A chance to check a few gifts off your list with a silent auction and toy raffle All proceeds benefit Madison Children's Museum. This event will be at The Madison Club.
Breakfast With Santa
9:30am - Noon
American Legion Hall, 207 Legion St, Verona, WI 53593
The Verona Lions will welcome Santa to town on Saturday morning December 7, 2013 at the American Legion Hall at 207 Legion Street in Verona. The morning will start with a light breakfast available at 9:30. At ten o’clock the very popular Wayne the Wizard will take the stage and amaze all ages with his magic act. Santa will arrive at 10:30 and families will have an opportunity to visit with him until noon. Wayne the Wizard will stay around and create balloon objects for the children while they wait to talk with Santa. Throughout the morning members of the Lions Club will provide free children’s vision screening using the latest in digital screening equipment. Don’t forget to bring your cameras and get photos of your children or grandchildren with Santa. For more information call 845-6067 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lion Jim Fletcher, 608-845-6067, Verona.email@example.com