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High School Nursing Information Session

Oct 25, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m

5218 East Terrace Dr. Madison, WI 53718
YOU’RE INVITED TO A NURSING INFORMATION SESSION!
Where: Herzing University
5218 E. Terrace Dr. Madison, WI 53718

When: Saturday, October 25th from 10:00AM-12:00PM

What: Are you a junior or senior in high school? Or do you have one at home? And are you looking to pursue a career in nursing?

Please join us for a morning of information gathering, question answering, tour giving, and fun! Let us help you figure out if Herzing University is an option for you. A light breakfast and refreshments will be provided as well.

Please RSVP by emailing Mollie at mstolbov@herzing.edu or call 608-249-6611.

We hope to see you then!


Mollie Stolbov, mstolbov@herzing.edu, 608-249-6611


Madison-Monona Lioness Art & Craft Fair and Bake Sale

Oct 4, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Winnequah Park, 5301 Healy Ln Monona WI
Stop by for some Hand Made Baked goodies and check out some of our wonderful Crafters and Artists!!
At the Monona Fall Festival/MGBMA Chili Festival

Madison-Monona Lioness
(608)219-5597



Meriter/Physicians Plus Halloween Candy Trade-In Party

Nov 1, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m

Meriter West Washington Clinic, 345 W. Washington Avenue, Suite 100, Madison, WI 53703
Stop by to trade in your extra Halloween candy for a fun, healthy treat – as well as the chance to draw entries for great prizes! All candy will be sent to U.S. Troops through Operation Gratitude.

Planning on attending Kids in the Rotunda or the Farmers’ Market? You won’t be far from our party! Our guests are welcome to free parking in the ramp underneath the clinic.

Visit meriter.com/clinics for more information.

Allie Koelbl


Emergence: Gaia Rising

Apr 17, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015 7:30 p.m.

Overture Center for the Arts, Promenade Hall 201 State Street Madison WI 53703
Seeds sleep the winter chill away, and in respect for the warming sun, the spring rains and receptive earth, a new beginning emerges, as does new and original dance…

A piquant potpourri of new dances presented by local, national, and international choreographers. Maureen Janson, director of Smartdance, presents a postmodernist work. Choreographer and former Lar Lubovitch dancer Marc Kotz presents his classical modern work. Audience-favorite Kiro Kopulos, unveils a work informed by Japanese Butoh. Robert E Cleary re-invents his Primavera Portena. Tiana Ching Maslanka, premieres a dance based on Scottish folklore. Brienna Tipler, a work inspired by Monet masterpieces. Carlos Ramirez, director of Danztrad, blends Mexican folkloric and modern dance. Juan Carlos Díaz Vélez, presents a fusion of Flamenco with contemporary ballet.

Pre-Show Talk Opening Night
Friday April 17, 7:00-7:30pm, Promenade Hall
Show ticket or ticket stub to Mime Body Spirit for admittance. Choreographers will talk about their process of creating dance.


Kanopy Dance
Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison WI 53703
Ticket Office: 608 258-4141
Info: 608 255-2211
Link to tickets:
http://www.kanopydance.org/index.php?page=Company&subpage=Performances
Website: www.kanopydance.org



Martha Graham: In Her Footsteps

Feb 6, 2015 - Feb 8, 2015 7:30 p.m

Overture Center for the Arts, Promenade Hall 201 State Street Madison WI 53703
Grace, hope, beauty, tenderness: uplifting human cornerstones for expanding above the shadows of war…

In homage to the founder, we present selections from Martha Graham’s iconic Appalachian Spring, danced to Aaron Copeland’s uplifting music. Debuted at the height of WW II, it is an American dance of grace and expansive hope.

Miki Orihara, Principal Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company will perform a solo from her recent concert ‘Resonance' that premiered at LaMama, NYC.

Lisa Thurrell’s powerful ‘Miserere’ (Have Mercy), International Bonnie Bird Choreography Award nominee, reveals humankind’s struggle to reach the divine. Robert E. Cleary premieres homage; and Kanopy will perform NYC choreographer Stanley Love’s ‘Bonewash.’

Re-staging of selections from Appalachian Spring licensed through Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.

Pre-Show Talk Opening Night
Friday Feb 6, 7:00-7:30pm, Promenade Hall
Show ticket or ticket stub to Martha Graham: In her Footsteps for admittance.
Artists will discuss Martha Graham’s legacy and work.


Kanopy Dance
Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison WI 53703
Ticket Office: 608 258-4141
Info: 608 255-2211
Link to tickets:
http://www.kanopydance.org/index.php?page=Company&subpage=Performances
Website: www.kanopydance.org



Mime.Body.Spirit

Nov 14, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014 7:30 p.m.

Overture Center for the Arts, Promenade Hall 201 State Street Madison WI 53703
Venture into a questing dreamscape of mystery and nuance as physical theater and modern dance marry into an evening of angst, solace, and vibration…

A confluence of dancer/actors from across America and Europe join Kanopy for a mysterious and powerful evening.

“A Strange Day for Mister K,” a world premiere of corporeal mime physical theater and dance written especially for Kanopy by recognized leaders of the genre: Steve Wasson and Corrine Soum, Artistic Directors of London’s Theatre de L’Ange Fou and White Church Theatre Project, Spring Green. Former Martha Graham principal dancers, Graham dancers, and Kanopy Dancers perform together in this Kafkaesque tale.

Also on the program, Steve Wasson and Corinne Soum perform “Resonance II,” a duet based on the founder of Corporeal Mime, Etienne Decroux’s “La Meditation.” Former Graham Principal Dancers and Graham dancers: Donlin Foreman and Jenny Emerson Foreman dance their “Last Call,” Martin Løfsnes and Carrie Elmore Tallitch create a duet of energies; Sandra Kaufmann and Deb Goodman reprise Lisa Thurrell’s Lamentation Variation *.

*Lamentation Variation created in association with, and using the creative structure provided by, the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.

Pre-Show Talk Opening Night
Friday Nov 14, 7:00-7:30pm, Promenade Hall
Show ticket or ticket stub to Mime Body Spirit for admittance.
Artists will talk about the creation process.

Tickets:
608 258-4141
www.overturecenter.org
$29 General/$22 Student (college/university)/$14 kids (under 18)


Kanopy Dance
Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison WI 53703
Ticket Office: 608 258-4141
Info: 608 255-2211
Link to tickets:
http://www.kanopydance.org/index.php?page=Company&subpage=Performances
Website:
www.kanopydance.org



Charlie King in Concert

Oct 18, 2014 7:00 p.m.

First Unitarian Society 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, WI 53705
(Juilee Celebration for Sister Maureen McDonnell's 50 Years of Vowed Sinsinawa Dominican Life) Charlie King is a storyteller and founding member of the North American Traveling Musicians Union, he has sung for labor conferences & rallies since 1970. In 2014 he received the Joe Hill Award from the Labor Heritage Foundation.

www.workerjustice.org or Rabbi Renee Bauer
(608)819-4740



Author Event- James Edward Mills

Oct 9, 2014 7:00 p.m.

The University Book Store at Hilldale Shopping Center- 702 N Midvale Blvd, Madison, WI 53705
Author James Edward James Mills will be hosting a book signing and discussion for his book, The Adventure Gap

Hilldale Shopping Center, (608) 238-6640


Mineral Point Heritage Bus Tour

Oct 18, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mineral Point, WI
The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation (MTHP) invites you to learn how immigrants made Mineral Point. Anna Andrzejewski, Professor of Art History at UW-Madison, will lead the heritage tour October 18, 2014 (9:30 am - 4:30 pm) to and through one of Wisconsin's most historic cities. Tickets for the all-day bus tour are $65 ($55 for MTHP members) and can be purchased at www.madisonpreservation.org.

Participants will enjoy an interior tour of Orchard Lawn Estate, which also serves as the headquarters of the Mineral Point Historical Society. In addition to a drive through Mineral Point, there will be short walking tour stops to look at working class miner housing on Shake Rag Alley as well as middle-class housing off Jail Alley. Some walking of steep hills (2-3 blocks) and standing is required. Comfortable footwear is recommended. As part of this tour a luncheon, featuring Cornish pasties and regional dishes, will be served at the Walker House which is one of the region’s oldest buildings.

This tour is in celebration of the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation’s 40th anniversary. Participants will meet in Verona and board a coach bus. Professor Andrzejewski has been conducting research in Mineral Point for nearly a decade, and her research will form the basis of this tour focusing on the complex history of the town as revealed in the region's nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture. The town's Cornish roots will be examined while also considering the other ethnic groups that came to southwestern Wisconsin as part of the lead rush during the middle third of the nineteenth century.

The bus will depart for our tour promptly at 9:30 AM from the Verona Park and Ride Lot, so please arrive by 9:15 AM to board and get settled.

Tickets: $65 ($55 for Madison Trust for Historic Preservation members). Advance tickets available at www.madisonpreservation.org.

For more information about the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation programs:
Web: www.madisonpreservation.org
Facebook: Madison Trust for Historic Preservation
Twitter: @MSNPreservation
Email: info@madisonpreservation.org


Madison Trust for Historic Preservation

608-441-8864
www.madisonpreservation.org



Holiday Craft Fair

Nov 22, 2014 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sun Prairie, WI
St. Albert’s will once again be hosting a Holiday Craft Fair on November 22 from 9am to 2pm. This is a great opportunity to pick up your holiday gifts and décor. In the morning, enjoy a cinnamon roll and coffee while you stroll the fair. Lunch will also be offered with several options and an ala carte menu. We have over 70 booths throughout our parish center and are handicap accessible. Bring a friend and plan on finding some wonderful treasures. No cover. For information, call Julie at 608-837-3798 or julie@saintalberts.org



Julie Wiedmeyer 608-837-3798


Arboretum Family Walk: Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Oct 12, 2014 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free naturalist-guided hike designed for children and families. Learn how to appreciate and understand the wonder of fall color in native trees and prairie grasses.

UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Walk: Woodland Wonders

Oct 12, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free naturalist-led hike. Enjoy what is usually the peak for fall color in the restored woodlands of the Arboretum.


UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Special Event: Trolley Tours

Oct 12, 2014 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Narrated tours aboard the Badger Trolley begin at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 and last 45 minutes. View autumn’s beautiful hues and learn more about the Arboretum’s history and purpose. Free tickets available day of tours only at the Visitor Center; doors open at 12:30.

UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Special Event: “Living with the Land” Author Series

Oct 11, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Cindy Crosby, author of “Pulling Weeds: Community” in The Tallgrass Prairie Reader, will discuss how working with a prairie restoration group helped show her the power of letting other people into your life, and the things that can be accomplished as a community that you can't do on your own. Fee: $5.

UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Brownies Girl Scouts Pets Workshop

Oct 25, 2014 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Madison Children's Museum, Madison, WI
Meet the many pets that live on the rooftop of MCM. Learn how to care for chickens, homing pigeons, snakes, fish, mice and turtles. Troops will complete three activities toward the Pets Badge.
Fee $8/girl, include museum admission, program materials and instruction. Fee does not include badges; leaders should order badges through the Girl Scout store. contact our registration team at 608.256.6445, ext. 156;registration@madisonchildrensmuseum.org. Location: Rooftop Clubhouse


Corinne Burgermeister, 608-354-0539, cburgermeister@madisonchildrensmuseum.org


Girl Scouts, Juniors: Geocacher Workshop

Oct 18, 2014 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Madison Children's Museum, Madison, WI
Explore Geocaching in and around the Children’s Museum neighborhood. Troops will complete three activities toward the Geocaching Badge.
Fee $8/girl; chaperones free. Fee does not include badges; leaders should order badges through the Girl Scout store. Location: Art Room Studio


Corinne Burgermeister, 608-354-0539, cburgermeister@madisonchildrensmuseum.org


Baby's First Halloween

Oct 31, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Madison Children's Museum, Madison, WI
Join us for a Halloween party for our youngest visitors! Visit our photo booth to join our costume contest, and join us for a costume parade with live music through the exhibit galleries at 10:30 a.m. Free with admission.

Corinne Burgermeister, 608-354-0539, cburgermeister@madisonchildrensmuseum.org


Free Family Night

Oct 1, 2014 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Madison Children's Museum, Madison WI
Enjoy free admission to the museum the first Wednesday of the month from 5-8 p.m. This month, we’ll be celebrating the opening of Creative Power, a traveling art exhibit from VSA Wisconsin.

Corinne Burgermeister, 608-354-0539, cburgermeister@madisonchildrensmuseum.org


5th Annual A-Maizing Charity Corn Maze

Sep 25, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014 4:00 p.m. - 9 p.m.

1262 John Q Hammons Dr. Madison, WI 53717
The Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund is excited to announce that we are getting ready for the 5th Annual A-Maizing Charity Corn Maze, which will be bigger and better than ever with extra paths and more excitement in store for those up for the challenge! It is great fun AND ninety-five cents of every dollar go to keeping the HEAT and POWER on for those elderly, disabled, and working families with young children struggling to survive Wisconsin's bitter cold winters and blistering hot summers.

Costs:
$8/Adult
$6/Child (12 & Under)
$7/Group Ticket
(Groups must be 10 or more)
Group tickets include a complimentary pumpkin for each person!

Activities and Features:
Pumpkins for sale (free pumpkin for group tickets)
Face painting
Consessions
Coloring activites
Crafts
Contests
Trivia
Scavenger Hunts
Photo opportunities

Angela
608-333-0809
www.kwwf.org



Arts & Craft Fair

Oct 10, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

American Family Insurance 6000 American Parkway, Madison
Arts & Craft Fair. Free admissioin and parking.

https://www.facebook.com/artcraftfair


Lily's Luau 2015

Jan 24, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Union South 1308 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53715
Yes, a luau in Wisconsin in January! Grab your Hawaiian shirt, coconut bra, grass skirt and winter boots and join us for the best mid-winter party of the year. Great food, drinks, dancing and a silent and live auction. All proceeds benefit Lily's Fund for Epilepsy Research, which supports cutting edge research here at the UW-Madison.

Anne Morgan Giroux
Phone: 608-446-6052
Email: lilysfund@gmail.com



NAMIWalk for Mental Illness

Oct 5, 2014 Registration 10:30 a.m. Walk 12:00 p.m.

Olin-Turville Park, Madison, WI.
Free 3K community Walk to bring awareness of mental health issues and generate funds through Walk Teams; end the Stigma of mental health disorders!

Heidi Hastings, Walk Manager, 249-7188


Gilda's Club of Madison: Talking to Kids About Cancer

Oct 1, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Middleton, WI
Talking about cancer is difficult for everyone, and for children it can be particularly challenging. Join a panel of professionals who will share their insights, suggestions, and answer your questions.

Allie Wiegman, Certified Child Life Specialist and Kathryn Murphy, Patient Family Liaison, both from the American Family Children's Hospital, will discuss child friendly ways to best communicate diagnosis and changes in your family that may result from cancer, as well as provide developmental information of children’s common reactions to stress and illness in the family. Resources, support, and tips will also be provided.

Sara Tripalin, LMFT will speak from her mental health experience as a family therapist: "Cancer is a family disease. As much as we want to shelter our children from the realities of the disease, doing so can produce higher stress, anxiety and fear for your child. Learning how to talk to your children in words they can understand while being direct and open can lend to healthier adjustment and emotional well being."

Jerry Sergent, parent and cancer survivor, will share his insights: "I was diagnosed with stage 4 Sarcoma in September of 2009. I have a now 12 and 16 year old son. It has been a long and sometimes very challenging journey for all of us, especially when you consider the difficult conversations that we have had at home. I am happy to share our experiences and how we have have managed such a difficult life changing event.


Kirsten Norslien, Kirsten@gildasclubmadison.org (608) 828-8880


Pet Loss Grief Support Meeting

Oct 16, 2014 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Memorial Pet Services, 4319 Twin Valley Rd Suite 15, Middleton, WI
These informative meetings are free and open to anyone from the community who has lost their beloved pet or have a pet that is near the end of life. Educational materials and support will be available on end of life decisions, the grieving process and ways to help others including the emotional needs of children. The meeting will have an open format, allowing plenty of time for questions and answers.
Participants are encouraged to pre-register (minimum notice of 24-hours) as space is limited. To register or for more information call or email us.

Memorial Pet Services
608.836.PAWS (8297)



Madison Memory Cafe

Oct 20, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Warner Park Community Center 1625 Northport Dr., Madison
A Memory Café is a social gathering place where individuals with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementias, can come together. The café meets monthly to visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. Each café is unique and offers a program or activity that’s fun and chosen by participants’ interests. Family and friends are encouraged to come. If you require assistance to participate, please have someone accompany you. Hosted by the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin and the North/Eastside Senior Coalition.

Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
608.232.3400 or toll-free 888.308.6251
support@alzwisc.org
www.alzwisc.org



Communication tips and strategies

Oct 20, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Hawthorne Public Library 2707 East Washington Ave., Madison
Learn ways to effectively and compassionately communicate with someone who has dementia. Presented by Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. www.alzwisc.org

Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
608.232.3400 or toll-free 888.308.6251
support@alzwisc.org



Caring for a loved one who may wander

Oct 8, 2014 5:30 p.m.

Fitchburg Senior Center 5510 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg
Learn more about keeping your spouse/partner, parent, neighbor or anyone with dementia safe. Presented by Pat Wilson, Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, and Mike Butler, Dane County Sheriff’s Office. Advanced sign-up is requested. Please call the Fitchburg Senior Center at 608.270.4290 by 10/6.

Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
608.232.3400 or toll-free 888.308.6251
support@alzwisc.org



Sauk City Memory Cafe

Oct 16, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Sauk Prairie Community Center, Café Connections 730 Monroe St., Sauk City
A Memory Café is a social gathering place where individuals with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementias, can come together. The café meets monthly to visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. Each café is unique and offers a program or activity that’s fun and chosen by participants’ interests. Family and friends are encouraged to come. If you require assistance to participate, please have someone accompany you. Hosted by the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

Contact Janet Wiegel, Outreach Specialist, at 608.742.9055 or janet.weigel@alzwisc.org, for more information.


Legal and Financial Seminar

Oct 8, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Benevento’s Restaurant 1621 Progressive Parkway, Platteville
A seminar for families that provides a general overview of legal and financial issues to consider for loved ones with memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, or other dementia.

Guest presenter: Sheila Stuart-Kelly, Kopp McKichan, LLP, Plateville. Dinner provided. Registration required.
Visit alzwisc.org for more information.

To register Contact Debbi Donald at 608.723.2136 ext. 178.


14 South Artists, Inc. Gallery Exhibit Opening Reception

Nov 7, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Firefly coffee House, 114 N. Main Street, Oregon, WI 53575, (608)835-6238
14 South Artists, Inc. is a local group of artists whose mission is to promote the visual arts in communities south of Madison. Their members will be exhibiting their art throughout the month of November at the Firefly Coffee House in Oregon Wisconsin. Art on display will be available for purchase throughout the month. The opening reception Nov. 7, 6-8 pm will provide an opportunity for you to meet the artists and purchase additional items displayed at the reception. Coffee and appetizers will be provided. This is a free event open to the public. www.14southartists.com

Carol Giffin, 608-273-3510


Pavement Dance

Oct 18, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Reeve Park located at 100 East Main Street near the Historic Waunakee Train Depot Station
Plan to join your family, friends and neighbors on Saturday, October 18 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. as we celebrate the end of the 2014 Main Street Construction in the Village of Waunakee! This celebration will be centered near Reeve Park located at the historic Waunakee Depot train station. Enjoy live music by the Waunakee Community Band, Bob Klinger, and musical live headline band "The Charm School Rejects" from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Take part in the refreshment and food tents, contests, games, the official ribbon cutting, and the crowning of Miss Main Street 2014. For more information please visit the Together Waunakee: Paving the Way website at togetherwaunakee.com



608-850-8500


Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Oct 11, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Meet at the front steps of the Visitor Center. Work parties are cancelled in bad weather.

UW Madison Arboretum - Marian Farrior
608-265-5214
mlfarrior@wisc.edu



Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra - Messiah in Stoughton

Dec 13, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Stoughton Opera House
Messiah in Stoughton
Saturday, December 13, 2014
7:00 pm | Stoughton Opera House | 381 E Main Street, Stoughton | 608.877.4400

Soloists: Sarah Lawrence, soprano; Emily Lodine, alto; James Doing, tenor; Peter Van De Graaff, bass. Chorus: WCO Chorus, UW Madrigal Singers, Festival Choir of Madison.

Join us at the Stoughton Opera House as we perform Handel's masterpiece with four outstanding soloists and the combined forces of the WCO chorus, Festival Choir of Madison and members of the UW Madrigal Singers.

Missie Bradley
608-257-0638



Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra - Messiah

Dec 12, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Blackhawk Church
Messiah
Friday, December 13, 2013
7:00 pm | Blackhawk Church | 9620 Brader Way Middleton, WI

Soloists: Sarah Lawrence, soprano; Emily Lodine, alto; James Doing, tenor; Peter Van De Graaff, bass. Chorus: WCO Chorus, UW Madrigal Singers, Festival Choir of Madison.

The ever-popular performance of Handel's masterpiece, Messiah, will once again be held at Blackhawk Church in Middleton. Joining us are four outstanding soloists and the combined forces of the WCO Chorus, the Festival Choir of Madison.

Missie Bradley
608-257-0638



Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra - Middleton Holiday Pops

Nov 29, 2014 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Middleton Performing Arts Center
Holiday Pops
Saturday, November 29, 2014
2:00 pm & 8:00 pm | Middleton Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol Street, Middleton

Holiday Pops | Christmas Swings
Guest Artists: Tommy More Scott; the Middleton High School Concert Choir

Cleveland-based performer Tommy More Scott joins us for a festive evening of holiday classics with a jazz flair at Middleton's Performing Arts Center. Bring the family and kick off your holiday season with favorites such as It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Let it Snow, the Concert Suite from The Polar Express, and many others!

Missie Bradley
608-257-0638



Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra - Masterworks 3

Feb 20, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Overture Center - Capitol Theater - Madison
Friday, February 20, 2015
8:00 pm | Capitol Theater | Overture Center for the Arts
Masterworks
Masterworks III - 2014/15 Season

Guest Artist: Shai Wosner, piano
Shai Wosner has performed Beethoven and Mozart on his previous visits to Madison. In making the triumvirate complete, he will perform two concertos by Haydn. The pairing with Schubert’s Symphony No.2 places us squarely in the classical age. We open with a neo-Romantic work by Italian-American composer, Vittorio Giannini, his Prelude and Fugue from 1955.

REPERTOIRE
HAYDN | Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major
HAYDN | Piano Concerto No. 11 in D major
SCHUBERT | Symphony No. 2 in B flat major

Missie Bradley
608-257-0638



Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra - Masterworks 2

Jan 23, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Overture Center - Capitol Theater - Madison
Friday, January 23, 2015
8:00 pm | Capitol Theater | Overture Center for the Arts
Masterworks
Masterworks II - 2014/15 Season

Guest Artist: Ilya Yakushev, piano
It is not often one may hear a keyboard concerto by J S Bach on the piano. Coupled with Mendelssohn’s flashy Piano Concerto No.1, and in the hands of soloist Ilya Yakushev, we will be ‘rocking’. We pair these two works with a sampling of twentieth century offerings by Schoenberg, his Chamber Symphony No. 2 and Paul Lewis’ English Suite for strings. Something for everyone.
REPERTOIRE
LEWIS | English Suite
BACH | Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor
SCHOENBERG | Chamber Symphony No. 2
MENDELSSOHN | Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor

Missie Bradley
608-257-0638



Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra - Masterworks 4

Mar 20, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Overture Center - Capitol Theater - Madison
Friday, March 20, 2015
8:00 pm | Capitol Theater | Overture Center for the Arts
Masterworks
Masterworks IV - 2014/15 Season

Guest Artist: Amit Peled, cello
Amit Peled returns for Schumann’s late work, his Cello Concerto in A minor, and a special arrangement of Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata. Always one for interesting discoveries, Amit’s stage presence and power is magical. English composer Frank Bridge’s string writing is both formidable and superb in his Suite for Strings, and Mozart’s timeless Symphony No. 40 in G minor, never grows old. Perfection complete.

REPERTOIRE
BRIDGE | Suite for String Orchestra
SCHUMANN | Cello Concerto in A minor
SCHUBERT | Arpeggionne Sonata
MOZART | Symphony No. 40 in G minor

Missie Bradley
608-257-0638



Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra - Masterworks 5

May 1, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Overture Center - Capitol Theater - Madison
Friday, May 1, 2015
8:00 pm | Capitol Theater | Overture Center for the Arts
Masterworks
Masterworks V- 2014/15 Season

Guest Artist: Bryan Wallick, piano
Back by popular demand, Bryan Wallick dazzled us with his stunning performance of Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5, the “Egyptian”, in 2013. He returns to perform the “Emperor” Concerto in this all-Beethoven show-stopper. Opening the concert is the Leonora Overture No. 1, the first of four overtures written for his one and only opera Fidelio and concluding with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, one of those works you never get tired listening to.

REPERTOIRE
BEETHOVEN | Leonore Overture No. 1
BEETHOVEN | Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major ‘Emperor’
BEETHOVEN | Symphony No. 7 in A major

Missie Bradley
608-257-0638



Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra - Masterworks 1

Oct 10, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Overture Center - Capitol Theater - Madison
Friday, October 10, 2014
8:00 pm | Capitol Theater | Overture Center for the Arts
Masterworks
Masterworks I - 2014/15 Season

Guest Artists: Rachel Barton Pine, violin and Matthew Lipman, viola
Our opening program features three works for violin, Henri Vieuxtemps’ Violin Concerto No. 5 – a delightfully classical work - followed by Saint-Saëns’ tour de force, his Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, and the rarely heard, Concerto for Violin and Viola by Benjamin Britten. Rachel Barton Pine delighted us in the early 2000s, and has a commanding stage presence. Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture and Haydn’s Symphony No. 96, ‘the Miracle’ bookend this tour de force program.
REPERTOIRE
MOZART | Marriage of Figaro Overture
VIEUXTEMPS | Violin Concerto No.5 in A minor
SAINT-SAËNS | Introduction and Rondo capriccioso
BRITTEN | Concerto for Violin and Viola
HAYDN | Symphony No. 96 in D major ‘The Miracle’

Missie Bradley
608-257-0638



NORWEGIAN SPECIALTIES FOOD SALE

Oct 4, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

6835 Hwy. N, Sun Prairie, WI
Saturday, October 4, 9am - noon (or until gone!) The Norwegian Specialties for sale include:

Julekake
Krumkake
Lefse
Mandelkake
Pecan Tassies
Rosettes
Sandbakkles
Rommegrot
Sot Suppe

The church cookbook "O Taste and See" will also be for sale. Recipes for the specialties above are included!

Bristol Lutheran Church - 6835 Hwy. N, Sun Prairie -- (608) 837-6093 - Handicap accessible. This is an annual event. The church is located just north of Sun Prairie on Hwy. N - look for the white fence!
Cash or check only. The first $1000 profit plus funds supplemented by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will go to the Sun Prairie Food Pantry.

Bristol Lutheran Church
608-837-6093
www.bristollutheran.org



Arboretum Garden Tour: Featuring Fall

Oct 11, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free tour of Longenecker Horticultural Gardens led by Laura Wyatt, WDNR Urban Forestry. Don’t miss the lovely range of fall color in our woody plant collection. Leaves, fruits and form will be highlighted.

UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Walk: Woodlands

Oct 5, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free naturalist-led hike. After a summer of touring prairies and grasslands, we’ll return to the Arboretum’s forested areas to observe the beginning of fall color.

UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Special Event: Trolley Tours

Oct 5, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Narrated tours aboard the Badger Trolley begin at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 and last 45 minutes. View autumn’s beautiful hues and learn more about the Arboretum’s history and purpose. Free tickets available day of tours only at the Visitor Center; doors open at 12:30.

UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Night Walk: Under the Autumn Moon

Oct 4, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free naturalist-led hike. On a night of the waxing gibbous moon, join us to enjoy nature in early fall. Meet on the Visitor Center front steps.

UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org



Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Wingra Oak Savanna

Oct 4, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Meet at the gravel parking lot along Arbor Drive just off Monroe Street, Madison, WI
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about our native ecosystems. Tools and training are provided; groups are welcome with advance notice. Work parties are cancelled in bad weather.

UW Madison Arboretum - Marian Farrior
608-265-5214
mlfarrior@wisc.edu



Fitchburg Kite Festival

Oct 12, 2014 11:00 - 4:00

McKee Farms Park near the corner of Fish Hatchery Road and McKee Road in Fitchburg. 
The 29th International Kite Fly For Peace - ONE SKY ONE WORLD - will be held on Sunday, October 12 from 11:00 - 4:00 at McKee Farms Park near the corner of Fish Hatchery Road and McKee Road in Fitchburg.  There will be many beautiful kites flown by regional kitefliers, banners and ground displays, bird gliders that drop from the sky and kite making for kids.  Contact Paul Fieber at 271-8265 for more information.

Paul Fieber at 271-8265, bethewind@yahoo.com


Downtown Baraboo Christmas Light Parade

Nov 22, 2014 6pm

Downtown Baraboo, WI
See glittering lighted floats, equestrian units, circus wagons, marching bands, and novelty units. A coloring contest is held for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade for the opportunity to ride with Santa on his float in the parade. Gather at the historic Al. Ringling Theatre to witness Santa as he lights the Official Downtown Baraboo Holiday Tree. After the parade, children and families are invited to a magic show and visit with Santa on the theatre stage and have their pictures taken.

Mary Hultman
608-355-0073
events@downtownbaraboo.com
www.downtownbaraboo.com



Downtown Baraboo Fair on the Square

Oct 11, 2014 9am - 4pm

On the Square, Downtown Baraboo
120+ Artists and Crafters, Live music, Kids Activites, Food and Fun

Mary Hultman, 608-355-0073, events@downtownbaraboo.com
www.downtownbaraboo.com



Middleton Senior Center Craft Fair

Nov 7, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014 9am-3pm Friday, 9am-Noon Saturday

7448 Hubbard Avenue Middleton
Get your holiday shopping done with a variety of items made by seniors.

Laura Langer, Middleton Senior Center
(608) 831-2373



MGBMA Chili Cook-Off

Oct 4, 2014 11a-3p

Winnequah Park
Looking For People Who Know Beans About Cooking Chili
Top Prize $250.00
Monona, WI September 16, 2014— The 32nd Annual Monona Grove Businessmens Association Chili Cook-Off is just a few weeks away - Sign Up Deadline for Cooks: September 26, 2014. The association is calling out to experienced chili chefs and all novices who want to share their special recipes. The contest is judged and generous prizes are awarded including: engraved plaque for the top three plus: 1st Place - $250, 2nd Place - $150, 3rd Place - $100, Most Unusual – Gift Certificate, Rookie Chef –Gift Certificate, Committee’s Choice – Gift Certificate. Cookers are encouraged to create a theme and costume(s) and the Best Costume/Theme is awarded- $75.
In the past, there have been remarkable chilis of all types. Although we discourage super hot mouth blistering chilis, every other imaginative approach or family favorite is encouraged. Hundreds of people attend this annual event anticipating lots of fun and that special chili experience. This year Monona Grove Businessmens Association is joining with the Monona Gove Fall Festival which should attract even more hungry visitors and their families and friends.

There is no registration fee but cookers must have a business sponsor whose name will be featured at the assigned cooking site at Winnequah Park in Monona. MGBMA will provide a sponsor if needed. All funds raised are used for scholarships and civic projects. Please visit: www.mgbma.org or www.mymonona.com for further details and a signup sheet contact Jim Lampe at (608) 445-3055 or jimsoxemail@yahoo.com or download the application directly at https://www.dropbox.com/s/fxecgaaldrvkcd7/ChiliSignUp.pdf?dl=0
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your special recipe and collect great prizes.

Date: October 4, 2014
Festival, Cook-Off Hours:
11:00 Open
11:30 Judging
12:00 Sampling Begins
3:00 Cook-Off Concludes
Entertainment: Chameleon - local cover band AC-DC to Van Halen and everything in between
Cost: Free
Chili Sampling: $5.00 wristband - unlimited sampling
Sign Up Deadline for Cooks: September 26, 2014


Jim Lampe
Jim Lampe
(608) 445-3055



Craft Beer, Cheese & Chocolate Pairing

Oct 16, 2014 5-8pm

The East Side Club, 3735 Monona Drive, Monona, WI 53714
Monona’s Craft Beer, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing is an event that connects people through a unique celebration of Wisconsin’s finest offerings—craft beer, artisan cheeses and hand-crafted Wisconsin chocolates. This event will feature networking at its best!

Attendees will visit 10 pairing stations featuring a craft brew, an artisan cheese and a handmade chocolate. Participating breweries include House of Brews, MobCraft Beer, Next Door Brewing Company, Vintage Brewing Company, Viking Brewpub, Hydro Street Brewing Company and more. Featured cheese companies will include Sartori, Hook’s Cheese Company, Uplands Cheese Company, Carr Valley Cheese Company and more. Handmade chocolates are provided by Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier and the Chocolaterian.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Prices are $35/ticket for Monona Chamber members or $50/ticket for non-members. This event is a fundraiser for the Monona Chamber so we can continue to provide events and programming to help your business thrive and prosper.

Tickets can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/beercheesechoc

$35 members or $50 non-members
*note that members can register guests for the $35 rate

Join us for an evening of great conversations, relationship building and outstanding fare!


Kristie Schilling
608-222-8565



Attic Angel Association Classic Clothing Sale

Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014 Friday, October 3, 10 am to 4 pm - Saturday, October 4, 9 am to 2 pm

640 Junction Rd., Madison, at the corner of Old Sauk Rd.
Revitalize your wardrobe with Classic Clothing! Many NEW items from Terese Zache Designs and Savidusky Furs, as well as gently worn clothing and accessories in excellent condition. Prices reduced at noon on Saturday. Proceeds will benefit children and seniors in Dane County.

Nancy Latta, Publicity Chairperson


Walk for Awareness of pancreatic cancer

Oct 11, 2014 7:00am-10:00am

Monroe, WI High School
Help raise awareness of the 4th deadliest cancer in the nation, pancreatic cancer, by participating in Walk for Awareness, a 5k run/walk through the beautiful neighborhoods surrounding the Monroe High School. Early registration is just $20 through October 3 and it includes an event t-shirt. This is a family friendly event and all are welcome to join.

Jo Hawthorn


Fall Fest & Petting Zoo

Oct 18, 2014 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Bruce Company
Join The Bruce Company for our celebration of the harvest season! There are activities for kids of all ages. We will provide animals to pet, pumpkins to paint and seasonal demonstrations. Bring in some old clothes and build a scarecrow. Or try your hand at pumpkin bowling. Learn some carving techniques from our master pumpkin carver. Seasonal refreshments will be available.

Amy Rohmeyer
608-836-7041
The Bruce Company
2830 Parmenter Street
Middleton, WI 53562



2014 Dine Out for DAIS

Oct 16, 2014 All Day

Dane County
From morning eggs to late night pizza, you can help victims of domestic violence. Dine at one of 77 participating restaurants and 10% of your tab will go to Domestic Abuse Intervention Services. DAIS operates the only emergence domestic violence shelter in Dane County along with seven other intervention, prevention, and education programs. So treat your family and friends to a delicious meal...or three and do good for DAIS.

For a list of participating restaurants please visit our website page: http://abuseintervention.org/dineoutfordais/

Jamie Quam, jamieq@abuseintervention.org, 608-338-1045, www.abuseintervention.org


Lake Mills Fall Festival of Color

Oct 5, 2014 9am to 3pm

Lake Mills
Over 130 Arts, Craft, Produce Vendors will fill the park, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides will be available and many local non-profit organization will have food booth.

Kate Anderson, 920-648-3585 200C Water Street Lake Mills, WI 53551


The Four Freshmen

Nov 1, 2014 7:30 p.m.

Middleton Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School
The Four Freshmen were one of the top vocal groups of the 1950's, and formed the bridge between "40s ensembles like the Mel-Tones and harmony-based rock & roll bands such as the Beach Boys as well as groups like Spanky & Our Gang and the Manhattan Transfer. The group's roots go back to the end of the 1940's and a barbershop quartet-influenced outfit called Hal's Harmonizers organized at the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Butler University in Indiana by two brothers, Ross and Don Barbour. Their repertoire centered on standards such as "Moonglow" and "The Christmas Song," and they began to show an unusually free, improvisational approach to their harmony singing. They are also completely self-contained instrumentally, each member playing more than one instrument and allowing the others to switch off to different roles. There were member changes along the way - new lineups of the group have continued to perform into the 21st century, however, and are considered an artistically valid ensemble.
Adult Ticket: $28
Senior Ticket (65+) $25
Student Ticket (<19): $10




Kathleen Holt & Roger Gmur
608-886-3103
www.friendspac.org



Center Color Fest

Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014 All Weekend

Richland Center
A celebration of the fall colors in Wisconsin with many events happening throughout the city of Richland Center. There is also a 5K Glow run on Friday evening, and a Canyon of Light's parade on Saturday night.

Kasey Corcoran
visitor.center@richlandcenter.com



Simply Sinatra

Oct 4, 2014 7:30 p.m.

Middleton Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School
Steve Lippia and his 10-piece band bring to life the music and lyrics of some of the greats such as Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn, and Rodgers and Hart. Steve's natural sound and style is a remarkable combination of his own honest musical interpretation, combined with influences form some of the best singers of this era. His sound is reminiscent of a younger Sinatra, combined, perhaps, with that of Harry Connick,, Jr. and Bobby Darin. But it is Steve who comes through.
His repertoire includes such great standards as "I've Got You Under My Skin", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Mack The Knife", "That's Life", and "The Best Is Yet To Come". Steve's wonderful voice and great stage presence bring tremendous style, class and elegance to the stage.

Adult Ticket: $28
Senior Ticket: (65+) $25
Student Ticket (<19): $10

Kathleen Holt or Roger Gmur
608-886-3103



Oak Bank's Great Pumpkin Giveaway

Oct 18, 2014 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Fitchburg, WI
Oak Bank will hold its annual Great Pumpkin Give Away Saturday October 18th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Oak Bank in Fitchburg. All cash donations from this year’s event will benefit Madison4Kids. Guests of all ages are invited to attend. The Great Pumpkin Give Away will feature free pumpkins, activities for kids, refreshments, prizes and horse and carriage rides. Special guest appearances this year include Bucky Badger, Maynard the Mallard, and Henry the Vilas Zoo Lion.

Each year, Oak Bank selects a local organization to recognize and benefit from the Great Pumpkin Give Away event. This year’s recipient, Madison4Kids, is a non-profit organization dedicated to local children and their futures.

Karen Virnoche, Oak Bank
608-441-6000
kvirnoche@oakbankonline.com
http://facebook.com/oakbank



Planting the Prairie Workday

Nov 1, 2014 8:30 am 4:00 pm

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI
Wisdom Prairie Planting Workday
Saturday, November 1, 2014
8:30 am to 12:00 pm or 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm with optional lunch at 12:00 pm

Help us plant native prairie seed on the new parcel of 53 acres as part of the Wisdom Prairie Project at Holy Wisdom Monastery. We will plant 20 acres on November 1, 2014 and need help in the morning (8:30 am to 12:00 pm) or the afternoon (12:30 pm to 4:00 pm). All volunteers are welcome to join us for lunch at 12:00 pm. Sign up online at benedictinewomen.org/care-for-the-earth/friends-of-wisdom-prairie/wisdom-prairie-workdays/or contact Greg Armstrong at garmstrong@benedictinewomen.org, 608-836-1631, x123.


Greg Armstrong, garmstrong@benedictinewomen.org, 608-836-1631 x123


Madison Wedding Guild Bridal Event

Oct 9, 2014 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn Madison at The American Center 5109 West Terrace Drive, Madison
To help you plan the most important day of your life, please join us for an evening with Madison’s premier wedding professionals.

Jayme Galanos
(608) 225-1093



2014 Harvest Celebration

Oct 16, 2014 6-8pm

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 South Gammon Rd, Madison WI 53717
Celebrate our 35 years of work in the community by joining us for a special evening of food, fun, and discovery at the Lussier Community Education Center. Learn about our history, our programs, and our vision for the future. The evening features interactive displays, hands-on activities run by volunteers and youth enrolled in our afterschool programs, Emmy Award winning guitarist Jaime Guiscafre, sweet and savory small plates provide by Willy Street Co-op and local bakeries, and much much more!

Spaces are limited!
To attend this event please RSVP by October 4th to (608) 833 4979 ext 208 or harvest@LCECmadison.org.

We hope you can join us for this special celebration!


Donations strongly appreciated. All proceeds raised from this event help fund the Lussier Community Education Center’s free children and youth programs.

Remy Fernandez-O'Brien
608 833 4979 ext 207
harvest@LCECmadison.org



Liturgy and Ground Blessing

Oct 19, 2014 9:00 am

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI
Liturgy and Ground Blessing
Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 9:00 am

Contact: Mike Sweitzer-Beckman, mikesb@benedictinewomen.org, 608-836-1631, x124

Celebrate a small parcel with a significant impact. Join us on Sunday, October 19 at 9:00 am as we bless the sacred land at Holy Wisdom Monastery. As a result of the community’s support, we will restore 53 acres of farmland into native prairie and oak savanna. We are grateful to over 400 households, foundations, corporations, municipalities and friends who have contributed to this success! Liturgy with homily by Cal DeWitt followed by ground blessing.


Mike Sweitzer-Beckman, mikesb@benedictinewomen.org


Once

Oct 7, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014 Show times vary

Overture Center for the Arts -Overture Hall
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.

608-258-4141 or https://tickets.overturecenter.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=16&_ga=1.31854782.1818062428.1407349953


Mom & Baby Yoga

Oct 24, 2014 - Dec 5, 2014 10:15–11:00am

Meriter Business Center, 2650 Novation Pkwy, Madison
An interactive mom and baby class where baby is incorporated into yoga poses. Mom will experience gentle strengthening, stretching, and bonding with her baby. No experience necessary. Please bring a blanket or yoga mat. Babies are welcome to nurse, snack, nap or play with toys. Babies up to 1 year of age are welcome.

Dates: Fridays, October 24 – December 5, 2014
Time: 10:15–11:00am
Location: Meriter Business Center, 2650 Novation Pkwy, Madison
Cost: $60/6-week program (includes Mom and Baby)

Class is eligible for reimbursement through Physicians Plus, Unity and GHC.

To register or for more information visit: www.meriter.com/classes or call the Women’s Health Education Department at (608)417-8446.


Yoga Basics at McConnell Hall

Sep 30, 2014 - Nov 4, 2014 11:30am-12:15pm

McConnell Hall, 1010 Mound Street, Madison (on the Meriter Campus - corner of Mound Street and South Brooks Street)
Rebekka, Certified Kundalini yoga instructor, blends gentle aerobic movement, breath work and dynamic stretching. Each yoga set is designed to increase strength, flexibility, and energy by balancing bodily systems, boosting metabolism and reducing stress. This is not a flow-based class.

For more information or to register visit: www.meriter.com/classes or call the Women's Health Education Department at (608)417-8446.


Yoga Basics at Meriter Business Center

Sep 24, 2014 - Oct 29, 2014 11:45am-12:30pm

Meriter Business Center, 2650 Novation Pkwy, Madison, WI 53713
Rebekka, Certified Kundalini yoga instructor, blends gentle aerobic movement, breath work and dynamic stretching. Each yoga set is designed to increase strength, flexibility, and energy by balancing bodily systems, boosting metabolism and reducing stress. This is not a flow-based class.

For more information or to register visit: www.meriter.com/classes or call the Women's Health Education Department at (608)417-8446.


4th Annual Dress for DAIS Fashion Show

Overture Center for the Arts, Madison WI
Help raise awareness about domestic violence as DAIS presents a one-of-a-kind fashion show featuring trends from the most stylish local boutiques. Think big city fashion, with Madison's style and generosity.

Tickets available at dressfordais2014.eventbrite.com or by calling 608-338-1045.

Proceeds from the show will directly benefit DAIS.

Emcee'd by NBC 15 Anchor Leigh Mills

Participating Boutiques Include: Chauette, Cornblooms, Iona, Lu Anders Boutique, Middleton Dress Company, Neena, Pure Barre Madison Hilldale,The Purple Goose, ReThreads: Madison, Serrv Store - Madison, Studio Z Salon, Terese Zache Designs, Velvet Button Boutique, Z.Bella Boutique

Participating Salons Include: Arch Apothecary, Divine Body & Styles Organic Salon & Spa, Julia Grace Salon, Lotus Salon, Paisley Hair Design, Posha Salon, Serenity Salon & Day Spa, Temptd Salon and Spa, THORPS haircuts & color,URŌn Concept Salon

Jamie Quam, 608-338-1045


The Power and the Passion to Create: Photography and Filmed Sessions by Norman Seeff - Lecture and Opening Reception

Oct 7, 2014 3:30 p.m.

BioPharmaceutical Technology Center 5445 East Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711
What do we learn by watching the great innovative creators in the act of creation? The answers are both surprising and illuminating. They also confound the common myths and assumptions about the fundamental nature of the creative process. Norman Seeff, photographer and filmmaker, has documented hundreds of his photo-sessions with luminaries such as Martin Scorsese, The Rolling Stones, will.i.am, Sir Francis Crick and many more. Seeff will share his journey to discovering the secrets of empowering personal and collective creativity in his lecture, The Power and the Passion to Create, on October 7 at 3:30pm. The art exhibit opening reception will follow from 4:30 - 6:30pm. The events are open to the public.

Daniel Swadener, swadener@gmail.com, 608.274.4330


Regional Rendezvous

Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Tenney Park, 402 N. Thornton Ave., Madison
The Dairyland Walkers are hosting a regional rendezvous with three walks that the public is invited to participate in. Each walk may be done on any of the three days. Walkers may register and start walking anytime between 8 a.m. and noon. Cost is $12.00 for the first walk and $2.00 for the second and third walks. Distances vary from 5K to 10K. One walk will go into Maple Bluff, one will go to Olbrich Gardens, and one goes to the Capitol/University area. Visit www.dairylandwalkers.com for more info.

Russ Crane
608-244-6583, rwcrane1926@charter.net



Baklava-Plus Sale

Nov 22, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm.

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 11 North Seventh St., Madison, 53704
Annual Lady Philoptochos Society Bake Sale and Kafeneion (cafe). Come get your Baklava (honey nuts with spices and FILO pastry); Spanakopita (spinach pie), Tiropitakia (cheese FILO triangle appetizers), and Keftedes (Greek style, handmade and baked ground-sirloin meatballs).
Greek and regular coffee and delicacies will be available as well.
In case of inclement weather the sale will happen on Sunday, 11/23 at noon.

Ladies Philoptochos Society at AGOC, 244-1019
dial-a-baklava@agocwi.org



Boxers & Bras Prostate ~ Breast ~ Cure

Oct 1, 2014 5pm

Madison Concourse Hotel 1 W. Dayton St. Madison
There will be plenty of fun, food, auction items and BRAS!
Not just any Bras! But outrageously fun decorated bras modeled by men from our community!

Whether the bra is simple or complex, dramatic or whimsical; it will bean evening to remember. This is your chance to be a part of something amazing and make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.

100% of ALL PROFITS go the UW Carbone Cancer Center to support local projects the Prostate and Breast Cancer doctors have selected.

Janie Winston, UW Carbone Cancer Center (608) 262-1032
www.boxersandbrasmadison.com



Optimists Euchre Tournamanet

Oct 4, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Cottage Grove
The Cottage Grove Optimist’s Club will be hosting a Fund Raiser Euchre Tournament on Saturday October 4, 2014 at Door Creek Golf Course in Cottage Grove at 4321 Vilas Road. $20 entrance fee. Registration begins at 6:30 pm, play begins at 7:00 pm.

Jim Hessling
608-839-5501



Women On Wheels Ride-In

Jul 7, 2015 - Jul 9, 2015 8:00am - 8:00pm daily

Olympia Resort, 1350 Royale Mile Rd, Oconomowoc, WI
International gathering of Women Motorcyclists and their families for scenic rides, seminars and camaraderie. Meet sisters from across the U.S. who enjoy motorcycling.

S Frish, ridein@womenonwheels.org (402) 477-1280


Ladies Night Out

Oct 1, 2014 6 - 8pm

Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison, WI 53711
We invite you to join us for an evening of dinner and inspiring discussion about breast health screening, treatment options and reconstruction in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Meriter-UnityPoint Health offers screening mammography, cancer removal surgery and breast reconstruction surgery. Routine screening mammograms improve the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and can be treated successfully. Our expert surgeons will remove the cancer and reconstruct the breast to near normal appearance, size and shape.

Don’t delay your screening mammogram, it’s the first step to detecting and treating breast cancer.

The evening will include a 3 course meal from Bunky’s Cafe paired with wine and discussion about breast health, screening mammography, breast cancer treatment and reconstruction options for $25.

Register at: http://www.meriter.com/classes/schedule/ladies-night-out-breast-cancer-awareness


(608) 417-5605


Is Your Estate In Order?

Oct 24, 2014 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Westmorland/Nakoma Rooms at Oakwood Village | 6205 Mineral Point Road | Madison, WI 53705
Join Axley Attorney Melissa Warner and Madison Community Foundation VP of Finance and Operations Ann Casey on Friday, October 24, 2014, as they deliver an estate planning seminar sponsored by Supporting Active Independent Lives (SAIL) in Madison. The seminar will cover:

- What an estate plan is / the importance of an estate plan
- When / how often one should update an estate plan
- Why / how to include a charitable gift in an estate plan
- Why one should talk to family regarding estate planning

The event will take place at the Westmorland/Nakoma Rooms at Oakwood Village (6205 Mineral Point Road | Madison, WI 53705) from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Attendees will receive a complimentary book that acts as an estate planning tool.

Cost: $5 for SAIL members / $10 for non-members

For more information, contact SAIL at 608.230.4321


African Violet Show & Sale

Oct 11, 2014 See dates and times below

Oct 12, 2014 See dates and times below

Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI
Come see hundreds of beautiful African violets and related plants on exhibit and for sale. Artistic designs using African violet plants and blossoms will also be on exhibit. Supplies will also be for sale. Show times are:
Saturday, October 11, 12:00-5:00p.m.
Sunday, October 12, 10:00-3:00p.m.
Free admission and parking.


Alice Peterson
608-298-7324



Halloween Spooktacular

Oct 30, 2014 5:45 - 8:30 pm

Winnequah Dream Park, Monona WI
Join us for an egg hunt - - Halloween style! Bring your flashlight and prepare to hunt for eggs filled with terrifyingly tasty treats! An assortment of eggs filled with prizes and candy will be hidden throughout Dream Park. Each participant should bring a trick-or-treat bag to hold their collected eggs. Join us after the hunt in our heated tent for a spooktacular movie shown on our inflatable screen! Free popcorn and hot chocolate will be served.

Date: Thursday, October 30
Time: 5:45 pm: ages 0-7
6:15 pm: ages 8-11


Missy Kedzorski, 608.222.4167


Creative Writing Workshop: If This Photo Could Talk

Oct 11, 2014 10 am – 12 pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll St. Madison, WI 53703
This workshop will offer middle school-aged students the opportunity to write a story using photographs from the Wisconsin Historical Society archives as inspiration. Participants will learn strategies for how to use plot, setting, and character development to create a story that the reader can’t put down.


Phone: 608-264-6555

Email: museum@wisconsinhistory.org



SHREDFEST/Free shredding event

Oct 4, 2014 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Summit Credit Union 2424 Rimrock Road, Madison, WI
STOP Identity Theft! Destroy your personal documents FREE at BBB's SHREDFEST!

Gina Meyer
608-268-2221



Issues Forum: Agriculture – Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Tools

Oct 8, 2014 7:00 pm

Capitol Lakes Grand Hall, 333 West Dayton Street, Madison
The League of Women Voters of Dane County invites the public to attend the upcoming Issues Forum, “Agriculture – Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Tools”, on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Capitol Lakes Grand Hall, 333 West Dayton Street, in downtown Madison. Free parking is available in the ramp across the street. Featured speakers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison are Heidi Zoerb, Assistant Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Kathleen Glass, Associate Director, Food Research Institute.

League of Women Voters of Dane County
(608) 232-9447; Fax (608) 232-9464
Website: www.lwvdanecounty.org



Wisconsin ESL Institute (WESLI) 11th University Fair

Oct 9, 2014 1 - 3:30 pm

19 N Pinckney St, Madison WI 53703
University Fair at WESLI on Thursday, October 9 from 1-3:30pm - Come and talk with international admission advisors from 20 Wisconsin area universities and colleges! Find out about their programs, the admission process, and financial aid. Free and open to the public!
Questions? Please call WESLI at 608-257-4300 or e-mail to universities@wesli.com

Tel: 608.257.4300
Email: universities@wesli.com



6th Annual Live Public Auction

Nov 1, 2014 9am

Oregon Area Senior Center, 219 Park St., Oregon, WI 53575
We have scads of items to bid on including gift certificates to local businesses, collectibles, antiques, kitchen equipment, Christmas decorations, a Wisco Pizza Oven, quilts, and much more!
In addition to the Auction, we will be having a pie sale and a dollar table.


Anne Stone, 608-835-5801


Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour XVI

Oct 12, 2014 Noon – 4 p.m.

Forest Hill Cemetery, 1 Speedway Rd., Madison, WI
Join us for the 16th annual Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour, held at the beautiful Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison. During the 90-minute walking tour, local actors dressed in period attire portray four Civil War-era characters buried at Forest Hill. The tour also features discussions about the cemetery’s rich history and unique gravestone art. Tours leave every 20 minutes beginning at noon.

Adults $5 / Children $2

*Note: In the event of inclement weather, the tour will be rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 19.


Wisconsin Veterans Museum
www.wisvetsmuseum.org



Wisconsin Fall Colors Run

Oct 18, 2014 9:00 am

Ice Age National Scenic Trail - Lodi, WI
Who else loves the fall in Wisconsin? We think it's one of the most beautiful times of the year. Join us for a 2, 4 or 8 Mile Run/Walk on the Ice Age Trail on the Gibraltar Segment in Lodi. Enjoy the fall colors seen along the bluffs on this run! $10 from each registration will go directly to the Ice Age Trail Alliance.

Enjoy the natural beauty of Wisconsin Fall Colors on the scenic Ice Age Trail!

No, we will not be throwing any color powder on you...this is just a good old fashioned trail run on a beautiful (but challenging) segment of the Ice Age Trail. You will enjoy amazing views of Lake Wisconsin and Devils Lake from the top of the bluffs and finish in the valley right next to the Merrimac Ferry Landing.

Three distances available so no matter your age or ability we've got an event for you: 2 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk (not timed), 4 Mile Run/Walk, or 8 Mile Run.

Link to register: http://www.active.com/lodi-wi/running/races/wisconsin-fall-colors-run-2014?int=


Crystal Neely
608-662-9711



Herzing University High School Open House

Oct 11, 2014 10:00AM - 12:00PM

5218 East Terrace Dr, Madison WI 53718
YOU’RE INVITED TO HERZING UNIVERSITY’S SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE!

Where: Herzing University 5218 E. Terrace Dr. Madison, WI 53718

When: Saturday, October 11th from 10:00AM-12:00PM

What: Are you a junior or senior in high school? Or do you have one at home? Please join us for a morning of information gathering, question answering, tour giving, and fun! Let us help you figure out if Herzing University is an option for you. A light breakfast and refreshments will be provided as well.

Please RSVP on our website at http://www.herzing.edu/news-events/event/2013/12/02/high-school-open-house or give us a call at 608-249-6611.
We hope to see you then!


Madison campus, 608-249-6611, info@msn.herzing.edu


YMCA Halloween Party

Oct 24, 2014 5:30-7:00pm

All YMCA of Dane County branches
Join us for a fun evening with your family and friends at our Halloween Party on October 24th from 5:30-7:00pm! Our party will include games, music and fun! Be sure to wear your costume!

Members: $5
Non Members: $7

Our Halloween Party will be held at all YMCA of Dane County locations including the West YMCA (5515 Medical Circle, Madison, WI), East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI), and Northeast YMCA (1470 Don Simon Drive, Sun Prairie, WI).

608-664-9622, marketing@ymcadanecounty.org


Co-op Connection: A Celebration of Cooperatives and Community

Oct 4, 2014 8:00am-12:00pm

100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison
In celebration of cooperatives and what they contribute to communities, Summit Credit Union is hosting the fourth-annual “Co-op Connection”. The event will feature a talk by Mayor Paul Soglin and live music from local favorite, singer-songwriter, Pat McCurdy.
Live on stage:
8:30 am - Special Guest: Mayor Soglin
9:00 am - 11:45 am - Musical Entertainer: Pat McCurdy
11:45 am - Prize Drawings
Other event attractions include:
· More than 25 interactive booths hosted by area cooperatives

· Kids’ activities, including airbrush tattoos and a balloon artist

· Prize drawings

For more information, please visit: https://www.summitcreditunion.com/coopconnection.html.

Kimberly Frederickson, (608) 243-5000, kimberly.frederickson@summitcreditunion


Women's Council of Realtors Bras for a Cause, 4th Annual

Oct 9, 2014 5:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m

The Marriott Hotel and Convention Center West, Middleton, WI
Bras for Cause is an entertaining and hilarious male runway show where local professionals, CEOs and celebrities model decorated bras. The evening also includes a live and silent auction, awesome appetizers and music donated by Juke Box Bandstand. Emcees for the evening are Fish in the Morning and Christine Bellport.

Shelley Reynolds, 608-467-4600,


On Golden Pond

Sep 19, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014 See times below

Bartell Theater, 113 East Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703
On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson
Directed by Christopher Younggren
- a Co-Production with Silver Stages
Produced by Dana Pelebon

On Golden Pond focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé and his son. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.

Norman Thayer - J. Peter Shaw
Ethel Thayer - Louise Stout
Charlie Martin - Paul Lorentz
Chelsea Thayer - Jenny Maahs
Bill Ray - David Neuser
Billy Ray - Jack Innes

Show Dates:
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:00pm
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 2:00pm
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 2:00pm

http://www.strollerstheatre.org/content/golden-pond

Dana Pellebon, 608-575-1074


Tunes at Monona Terrace- Dixie Doodlers of New Berlin w/ Aftin Warren

Oct 1, 2014 5:30-7pm

Monona Terrace Exhibition Hall, Madison, WI
Slip on your dance shoes and enjoy familiar tunes from the heyday of live dance music. Tunes' concerts feature the talents of local and regional musicians showcasing a wide variety of musical genres including polka, big band, swing, 50s & 60s, Blues, and tribute bands. A cash bar and light fare are available for purchase at 5pm. Ample seating available. A wooden dance floor will be available at all in door concerts.

Fran Puleo
fpuleo@mononaterrace.com
608-261-4000
communityevents.mononaterrace.com



Tunes at Monona Terrace- John Ludy Puleo & the Rodrigo Villenueva Jazz Trio

Nov 5, 2014 5:30-7pm

Monona Terrace Exhibition Hall, Madison, WI
Slip on your dance shoes and enjoy familiar tunes from the heyday of live dance music. Tunes' concerts feature the talents of local and regional musicians showcasing a wide variety of musical genres including polka, big band, swing, 50s & 60s, Blues, and tribute bands. A cash bar and light fare are available for purchase at 5pm. Ample seating available. A wooden dance floor will be available at all in door concerts.

Fran Puleo
fpuleo@mononaterrace.com
608-261-4000
communityevents.mononaterrace.com



Tunes at Monona Terrace- Line Dancing with instruction by Nancy Wrensch

Nov 19, 2014 5:30-7pm

Monona Terrace Exhibition Hall, Madison, WI
Slip on your dance shoes and enjoy familiar tunes from the heyday of live dance music. Tunes' concerts feature the talents of local and regional musicians showcasing a wide variety of musical genres including polka, big band, swing, 50s & 60s, Blues, and tribute bands. A cash bar and light fare are available for purchase at 5pm. Ample seating available. A wooden dance floor will be available at all in door concerts.

Fran Puleo
fpuleo@mononaterrace.com
608-261-4000



Terrace Talks- "The Next Big Shift: Urbanism Redefined" Presented by Mitchell Joachim

Nov 3, 2014 7-8pm

Monona Terrace Lecture Hall, Madison, WI
Terrace Talks is a new series which provides thought-provoking presentation and discussion relating to forward thinkers in design, education, business and technology who break new boundaries. Dynamic speakers, many former TED Talk presenters, share relevant, current topics relating to our everyday lives. The series is geared towards the general public, professionals and learning enthusiasts alike. Terrace Talks is entertaining, inspiring and educational for the entire community. For more information about the topic and speaker, please visit http://mononaterrace.com/community/all-programs/category/films_lectures#terrace_talks_

Fran Puleo
fpuleo@mononaterrace.com
608-261-4000
communityevents.mononaterrace.com



Health and Wellness Presentation- "Thriving: The Pursuit of Health and Happiness" by Robert McGrath, PsyD, ABPP

Oct 1, 2014 Noon-1pm

Monona Terrace Lecture Hall, Madison, WI
In recent years, the field of psychology has taken a turn to focus on the more positive aspects of our lives. Join Dr. Robert McGrath, Distinguished Psychologist at UW-Madison, as he reviews ten ways to improve health, happiness and overall well-being.

Dr. Robert McGrath is the Coordinator of UW Mind-Body Wellness Services with specialties in Health and Positive Psychology, Stress and Sleep Management, and Meditation. Dr. McGrath identifies as a Positive Psychologist, the group that started realizing that focusing on the positive areas of HAPPINESS, THRIVING, GRATITUDE, MEDITATION and HEALTHY LIVING is more effective and uplifting than staying focused on the not-so-positive areas.

Sponsored by Madison Senior Center and Visiting Angels.


Fran Puleo
fpuleo@mononaterrace.com
608-261-4000
communityevents.mononaterrace.com



Moon Over Monona Terrace

Oct 3, 2014 7-9:30pm

Monona Terrace Rooftop Garden, Madison, WI
One of our most popular programs, Moon Over Monona Terrace combines the talents of the Madison Astronomical Society (MAS) with the striking views from the Monona Terrace Rooftop, topped off with crossed fingers for a crystal clear Madison evening! Young and old alike are invited to view celestial objects through a multitude of different telescopes. The evening will begin with moon viewing only, and will progress to different objects as the sky darkens. Activities include short kid-friendly presentations on the moon and other celestial phenomena, and a kid's fun zone with educational games and prizes! Fun for the whole family! In the case of inclement weather, please call 608.261.4000 after 6 p.m. the day of the event for cancellation information.

Fran Puleo
fpuleo@mononaterrace.com
608-261-4000
communityevents.mononaterrace.com



Family Concert- "Vic Ferrari Symphony on the Rocks"

Oct 29, 2014 7pm

Monona Terrace Madison Ballroom, Madison, WI
"Vic Ferrari Symphony on the Rocks" is a 7-piece band joined by a 30 member symphony! Classic Rock and Dance Music with the best Midwest Musicians makes for one incredible listening and dancing experience. This is the first Symphony in North America to perform with iPads only! You truly can see the musicians performing with Vic Ferrari! This unique show is celebrating 7 awesome years with engaged audiences. There is nothing like it! Free to the public, this event also kicks of the 2014 Wisconsin State Music Conference.

Fran Puleo
fpuleo@mononaterrace.com
608-261-4000
communityevents.mononaterrace.com



St. John's Piecemakers 14th Annual Quilt Show

Oct 31, 2014 9:00 am to 4:00 PM

Nov 1, 2014 9:00 am to 4:00 PM

St. John's School Gymnasium, 114E.Third St., Waunakee, WI 53597
Over 150 quilts
Raffle Quilt to benefit St. John's School Endowment Fund
Vendors
Silent Auction to benefit Waunakee Food Pantry
Antique Quilts
Admission $3.00
Viewers' Choice
Food

Doris Ast
608-849-5482