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Standards of Care

Sep 5, 2014 - Sep 20, 2014 Various

Bartell Theatre, 113 East Mifflin Street, Madison
StageQ presents Standards of Care by Tobias K. Davis, a witty view of trans-formation.

September 5, 8:00 pm
September 6, 8:00 pm
September 11, 7:30 pm
September 12, 8:00 pm
September 13, 8:00 pm
September 14, 2:00 pm
September 18, 7:30 pm
September 19, 8:00 pm
September 20, 8:00 pm

The Bartell Theatre
608-661-9696
www.bartelltheatre.org
www.stageq.com



Doctors Without Borders presents: Access to the Danger Zone

Sep 16, 2014 7pm

Madison, WI
Directed by Peter Casaer and narrated by Daniel Day-Lewis, this documentary provides a harrowing look at the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid in armed conflicts.

Over 70 minutes, Access to the Danger Zone explores the strategies that Doctors Without Borders uses to save lives in the world’s worst war zones, including Afghanistan, Somalia, and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Interviews with key experts from Doctors Without Borders, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the United Nations are accompanied by dramatic footage shot in these countries in 2011 and 2012.

Join us following the screening for a Q&A with local Doctors Without Borders aid workers, who will share stories from their overseas assignments.

RSVP: https://accesstothedangerzonemadison.eventbrite.com

Sarah, 212.763.5705, event.rsvp@newyork.msf.org


Lake Melvin Yacht club's Dane Oktoberfest

Sep 5, 2014 - Sep 6, 2014 Sept. 5th 6pm - 11pm Sept. 6th 8:30AM - 11PM

Bert Deans Park, Dane, WI
Come down to Lake Melvin Yacht Clubs Dane Oktoberfest Friday night and Saturday for food, drinks, raffles, auctions and some co-ed softball. DJ playing Friday and Saturday afternoon. Badger game on the loud speaker. Saturday kids games and activities 11-2 and a free bounce house 11-7. All proceeds raised go to assist local families in need in the Dane, Waunakee and Lodi areas. "Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Need"

Beth Ripp 608-206-0077, Event chair


YMCA's Party with a Purpose: A Farm to Table Dinner

Nov 8, 2014 6-8pm

Smart Motors - 5901 Odana Rd in Madison, WI
Every November, the YMCA of Dane County brings together community leaders, donors and members to celebrate the strides we've made to improve the health and well-being of children and families in Dane County. As a sponsor of the YMCA Party with a Purpose (Formerly the Healthy Living Dinner), your organization will have a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own neighborhood and will be recognized as a proactive health leader.

Heidi Skaar - 608-664-9622 - www.ymcadanecounty.org/sponsoredevents


German Immigration Tour at Pope Farm Conservancy

Oct 15, 2014 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Pope Farm Conservancy, 7440 West Old Sauk Road, Middleton, WI 53593
Join Antje Petty from Max Kade Institute as she leads us an educational adventure at Pope Farm Conservancy about the story of German Immigration to our area in the 1850-1870's. You will learn how they got here, and how they developed a new community in America. The tour is FREE and no registration is necessary.

Contact: Mel Pope
Phone: (608) 620-3306
Email: info@popefarmconservancy.org



Saving Our Soil - An Educational Adventure of Pope Farm Conservancy

Sep 17, 2014 5:30-7:00 pm

Pope Farm Conservancy, 7440 West Old Sauk Road, Middleton, WI 53593
Join Dr. Nick Balster from the UW-Madison Soil Science Department on a fascinating tour of Pope Farm Conservancy. You will learn all about soil and why is it critical in our lives, as well as what erosion is and how we are trying to contain it. Dr. Balster will also explain how the Soil Conservation Service and the CCC worked on controlling erosion at Pope Farm Conservancy in the 1930s. The tour is FREE and no registration is necessary.

Mel Pope, (608) 620-3306, info@popefarmconservancy.org


Globe-athon Madison Awareness Walk 2014

Sep 20, 2014 1-4 pm

McKee Farms Park, 2930 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg.
This FREE, family-friendly, awareness event is a global movement to honor all women affected by gynecologic cancers. Includes a 5K walk, live music, and raffle.

Marilyn Pientka, 608-235-0652


ARIN+NANOG On The Road

Sep 9, 2014 8am-7pm

Best Western Inn on the Park, Madison
FREMONT, CA, JULY 30, 2014 – The North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) together with the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is pleased to announce the ARIN+NANOG On The Road event to be held Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Best Western Plus Inn On The Park Capitol Square in Madison, WI. With free registration, the event offers a variety of research and education-based presentations including tutorials and engaging ARIN service and NANOG meeting content discussions, in addition to the in-person networking opportunities.

The ARIN+NANOG On The Road events provide current ARIN and NANOG content covering everything from technical services, the status of IPv6 adoption, and current registry policy, to developments and hot topics in Internet governance. The program also features the ‘Ask NANOG’ session, allowing attendees to solicit discussion topics not on the program agenda and speak one-on-one with members of the NANOG Board, Program Committee, and staff onsite who will share their experience and further explain the importance of NANOG’s mission to make the Internet better.

ARIN and NANOG sit at the junction of Internet infrastructure and network operations in North America, sharing a rich cooperative history with the operator community representing a large stakeholder group who works to keep the Internet operational through ARIN policy and network operations. The third program of 2014, ARIN+NANOG On The Road provides attendees with greater access to resources, information and tools that will help them do their jobs, managing the Internet more effectively.

ARIN+NANOG On The Road runs from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and features a post-event reception concluding at 6:30 PM. There is no fee to attend; however, registration is required. Attendees can register by visiting https://www.arin.net/madison. Registration is now open.

To learn more about NANOG and its regular meetings and events, visit http://www.nanog.org.

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iMiller Public Relations
Tel: +1 866 307 2510
nanog@imillerpr.com



Arboretum Earth Partnership for Families: Nature’s Transformers

Sep 28, 2014 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Come learn about transformations insects make throughout their lives and the fascinating stories that go with them. Learn about insect homes and the changes that take place within.

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



Arboretum Walk: Grady Grasslands: West Knoll Oak Savanna and Greene Prairie

Sep 28, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meet at the Grady Tract parking lot at the southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and the Beltline frontage road, Madison, WI.
We will look for the five species of gentian that grow here as well as asters and goldenrods. No facilities at tour site; some sloping terrain.


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



Arboretum Special Event: Living with the Land Author Series

Sep 27, 2014 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).
Stephen A. Laubach, author of Living a Land Ethic: A History of Cooperative Conservation on the Leopold Memorial Reserve Fee:$5 Laubach will read from his book and examine how the Leopold Reserve demonstrates an innovative effort in private conservation connected to the modern land trust movement. He will also share unexpected findings from his research including rare video footage of Aldo Leopold fly-fishing in northern Wisconsin.



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



Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Sep 27, 2014 9:00 AM - Noon

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 Farrir
608-265-5214
mlfarrior@wisc.edu



Wisdom Prairie Workdays

Sep 24, 2014 - Nov 19, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI
Wisdom Prairie Workdays
September 24, 2014
October 22, 2014
November 19, 2014
Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery: 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI 53562
Volunteer with the Friends of Wisdom Prairie as they care for the earth at Holy Wisdom Monastery. This is a wonderful opportunity to improve the ecological health of the land, meet some new people and have a good time outdoors.
Register one week or more before for the workdays you wish to attend. Register online at benedictinewomen.org/care-for-the-earth/friends-of-wisdom-prairie/wisdom-prairie-workdays/
If you would like more information on the Friends of Wisdom Prairie organization visit our webpage at benedictinewomen.org/care-for-the-earth/friends-of-wisdom-prairie/ or contact Greg Armstrong at 608-836-1631, x123, garmstrong@benedictinewomen.org.


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


Meditation at Monona Terrace

Oct 27, 2014 - Dec 15, 2014 11:45am-12:30pm

Monona Terrace, Madison, WI
Touted by attendees as our most impactful program, spending even a few minutes in meditation can reconnect you with a sense of calm and inner peace. Anyone can practice meditation. It's simple, inexpensive and doesn't require any special equipment. You can bring mindfulness to any of your daily activities… out for a walk, riding the bus, waiting at the doctor's office or even in the middle of a difficult business meeting. Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your overall health. Mindfulness meditation will be led by Sarah Moore M.D., a mind-body practitioner, therapist, and physician at the Dean Hematology and Oncology Clinic. Sarah has been practicing meditation for 14 years and teaching meditation to groups and individuals for the past six years. Her personal practice has brought her much peace, joy and stability, and she is excited to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with others. Chairs will be available. Walk-ins are welcome. These sessions are provided through the generous support of Dean Clinic.

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



Lunchtime Yoga

Sep 4, 2014 - Oct 16, 2014 Monday and Thursday at Noon

Monona Terrace, Madison, WI
Take a break from the daily stresses of your workday with Lunchtime Yoga! Focus on breathing techniques to help relieve stress and learn useful techniques to navigate the rest of your day. So many people think “I can't do yoga, I'm not flexible.” But Yoga is about so much more than bending your body like a pretzel. Ease into the world of yoga with the help of this gentle class that focuses on mindful breathing, stretching, and strengthening. Erin Birk will offer yoga instruction in a fun, relaxed atmosphere, with an integrative approach that weaves in breath work, postures, and meditation. All levels are welcome.

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



Fishwrap

Sep 5, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

Al Ringling Theatre 136 4th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913

Friday and Saturday, September 5 & 6, 12 & 13 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, September 7 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, September 14 - 1:00 PM

“Fishwrap” chronicles a small-town newspaper’s struggles against local corruption and the financial hardships posed by the rise of online news. Based on Bromley’s experiences in 17 years writing for Sauk County’s daily newspaper, the Baraboo News Republic, “Fishwrap” tells the story of a newspaper staff fighting internal corporate politics as they seek to break a major story. Meanwhile, they strive to keep the paper in the black as readers forsake paid subscriptions to read news online for free. Along the way, Bromley’s clever characters act out the hilarious, truth-is-funnier-than-fiction experiences he has witnessed in a local newsroom.

Our Story:The Artists for the Al are a group or local artists who are getting together to create a way to help the Al Ringling Theatre in its restoration. We took our motivation from the local students who do a Give Back Concert every year. This is our way to have the "Adults" give back to our gem of a theatre.

Beth Rozman (608) 356-8864 http://www.alringling.com/


Wine & Art for GBS

Oct 11, 2014 12-3pm

Fawn Creek Winery Wisconsin Dells, WI
The goal for my first fundraiser is to raise as much money as possible for the GBS-CIDP Foundation International for research and those that are less fortunate.

Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) is an auto-immune disorder that affects the peripheral nervous system. It is a rare disorder that attacks the nerves, which usually starts out with tingling and weakness in the extremities. These sensations can quickly spread, eventually paralyzing the entire body. Most people with this condition need to be hospitalized to receive proper treatment. The cause of GBS is unknown,
but is often preceded by an infectious illness such as respiratory infection or the stomach flu. Treatment
for GBS is IVIG (high dose Immunoglobulin therapy) and Plasmapheresis. The recovery time for GBS is different for every patient and can range from days, weeks, months, and even years. I was diagnosed with GBS on March 23rd
at UW-Hospital in Madison for 2 months. I was diagnosed by a spinal tap which illustrated my cerebrospinal fluid protein being higher than normal. A nerve conduction velocity test (NCV) was also done following the diagnosis, which illustrates slower signals travelling along the nerves. Over a
short amount of time (Approximately 2 days), GBS had affected my respiratory system which caused my lungs to collapse. I was placed on a ventilator for 5 1⁄2 weeks. While vented, I was placed into an induced coma for 3 weeks to allow my body to rest. Doctors started out by giving me 4 rounds of IVIG treatment, which didn’t show any sign of positive change. They decided to place a clavicle port for
plasmapheresis exchange. I received 7 rounds of plasma exchange and soon after the 5th to show signs of movement—was it the plasma or my fight for life? Doctors, nurses and I will never know. I came home to recover in May 2010 and started out-patient rehabilitation including speech,
occupational and physical therapies which lasted approximately 4-5 months. I have been blessed with a positive recovery and have become a Liaison for the GBS Foundation in the Madison area. I provide support, literature and patient visits to help those affected by this debilitating
disorder.

Emily (Knapp) Fruik 708-710-7334


Corporate King Volleyball Tournament

Sep 13, 2014 8:00- 5:00

Veterans Park, Verona
Volleyball tourney inviting all companies to enroll their team to compete for the Corporate King title! Only one member of the team must be employed at the company, and must be co-ed. Registration cost per team $150. Cash prizes. Crowning of winners to follow at Wisconsin Brewery, Verona.

Paul Heitzkey, Dane County Business Council. To register: dcbc.us call: 608-444-2952


Arboretum Night Walk: Equinox

Sep 22, 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).
Watch the sunset on the autumnal equinox on this naturalist–led tour and learn more about this annual occurrence.

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



Arboretum Walk: Arboretum Sampler

Sep 21, 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).
See what is going on in the restored woodlands, wetlands and prairies near the Visitor Center.

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



Arboretum Special Event: Native by Design: Gardening for a Sustainable Future

Sep 21, 2014 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Using the Arboretum’s Wisconsin Native Plant Garden as an outdoor classroom, workshops are combined with expert advice and living examples to guide those wishing to become successful native gardeners. Keynote is Your Role in Building Biological Corridors: Networks for Life by Dr. Doug Tallamy author of Bringing Nature Home. Pre-registration required. Fee: $60.

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



Arboretum Native Plant Garden Tour: Fall in the Native Plant Garden

Sep 20, 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).
Color, fruits, seeds, late blooming plants, late-season insects—we will find these and more in the varied native plant gardens around the Visitor Center.

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



Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract.

Sep 20, 2014 9:00 AM - Noon

Meet at the Grady Tract parking lot at the southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and the Beltline frontage road, Madison, WI.
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about our native ecosystems. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining. No facilities at work site.

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



Great River Road Festival

Sep 20, 2014 10am - 5pm

Stonefield, 12195 County Hwy VV, Cassville, WI 53806
Stonefield, one of the Great River Road's interpretive center, will celebrate the history of the roadway with a variety of river-related activities on this day.

Allen Schroeder, 608-725-5210, stonefield@wisconsinhistory.org


Villa Louis Carriage Classic

Sep 5, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014 8 am - 4 pm

Villa Louis, 521 Villa Louis Rd. Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
This elegant event is one of the largest carriage driving competitions in the nation. More than 100 drivers hitch finely trained horses of many breeds to new and restored carriages.

Villa Louis, 608-326-2721, villalouis@wisconsinhistory.org


Monster Machines in Motion

Sep 21, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Silha Quarry - Corner of Wright Rd. & Delavan Dr. in Janesville, WI
Climb aboard massive quarry and construction equipment, ride on a backhoe or front loader, take a ride in your favorite monster truck or dig for diamonds. Food and kid's activities too. Proceeds benefit the Exchange Family Resource Center.

(608)314-9006 Ext 3


Arboretum Family Walk: Fun with Fungi

Sep 14, 2014 1:30 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).
This family–friendly walk is about mushrooms growing in the natural areas and wood chip mulch of the gardens.

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



Arboretum Walk: Fall Flowers in Grady Oak Savanna and Greene Prairie

Sep 14, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meet at the Grady Tract parking lot at the southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and the Beltline frontage road, Madison, WI.
Enjoy a late summer walk through goldenrods, asters, sunflowers and gentians. No facilities at tour site; some sloping terrain

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



Retirement Happiness: Planning Your Next Stage of Life

Sep 19, 2014 Sept 19, 7pm-9pm Sept 20, 9am-4pm

Sep 20, 2014 Sept 19, 7pm-9pm Sept 20, 9am-4pm

Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706
Whether retirement is months or years away, you can design a life filled with prosperity, health, and happiness. New research reveals the steps you can take now to increase your enjoyment and fulfillment for the years ahead. John Nelson and a well-known UW expert will deliver this exciting retreat. Registration fee discount available for couples. This program is coordinated by UW Continuing Studies and Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries.

Barbara Nehls-Lowe, 608-890-4653, bnehlslowe@dcs.wisc.edu


Pipers in the Prairie

Oct 4, 2014 4:30-8:00 pm

Aldo Leopold Nature Center: 330 Femrite Drive, Monona, WI 53716
Join the Aldo Leopold Nature Center to light up the night sky at the 12th Annual Pipers in the Prairie major fundraising gala! Bagpipers will enchant guests with their ethereal melodies during this unique and extravagant evening featuring:

• Complimentary Wine, Beer and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
• A hearty buffet of delicious hors d’oeurves and decadent desserts!
• Captivating Celtic music by West Wind and a prairie performance by the Green Man!
• An enticing onsite and online silent auction!
• Seasonally inspired crafts for the kids!
• Exciting Irish dance demonstration by Cashel Dennehy!
• Pipers in the Prairie and Drummers on the Drumlin!
• A spectacular Festival Fire by Prairie Restorationists!

All proceeds from this celebration benefit children’s programming at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center. This event continues the celebration of Aldo Leopold Nature Center’s 20th anniversary in the Monona community; ALNC has been offering nature education programs since 1994 and has become a premier environmental education facility for the region. Pre-registration is recommended. For information or to register, visit aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org, call 608-216-9373 or e-mail kelley@naturenet.com.


Kelley Van Egeren. kelley@naturenet.com. (608) 216-9373


Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Sep 13, 2014 9am to noon

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



Arboretum Walk: Curtis Prairie

Sep 7, 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).
The tall–grass prairie is at its peak both of height and color. Big bluestem could be more than 8 feet tall and will have turned a beautiful red color for fall.

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



Kickin'Up Dust Speed Show

Sep 13, 2014 9:00am-4:00pm

Located near the corner of Hwy 33 and Schultz road, La Valle, Wi
The University of Wisconsin Saddle and Sirloin is hosting their annual Kickin' Up Dust Speed Show in La Valle, Wi. This event consists of barrel racing and poles for youth and adults. The jack pot classes have 70% payback while 4-D barrels and 2-D poles have an 80% pay back.

Leanna Leverich, 6084876878


Weekend Art Classes in Spring Green

Sep 13, 2014 9am-4pm

Sep 14, 2014 9am-4pm

Oct 11, 2014 9am-4pm

Oct 12, 2014 9am-4pm

Wyoming Valley School Cultural Arts Center, 6306 State Hwy. 23, Spring Green, WI 53588
This fall adults can enroll in UW-Madison Continuing Studies art classes which are held at Wyoming Valley School Cultural Arts Center, 6306 State Hwy. 23 in Spring Green.

On Sept. 13-14, the workshops are: Painting Plein Air with Cynthia Quinn; Traditional Portrait Drawing with Philip Salamone, and Wild Life, Wild Mind: Spiritual Journaling with Julie Tallard Johnson.

During the weekend of Oct. 11-12, any adult can sign up for Exploring Clouds and Water in Watercolor with Amy Arntson; From Old Objects to New Art with Liese Pfeifer, and Writing Beyond the Self with Angela Voras-Hills.

For details and online registration see continuingstudies.wisc.edu/conferences/school-of-the-arts-spring-green/september.html.


Lori O'Neill
608-263-6322



Arboretum Night Walk

Sep 6, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Last choruses of night calling insects, migrating birds and autumn skies enrich this first night walk of the fall.

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



Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Wingra Oak Savanna

Sep 6, 2014 9:00 AM - Noon

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 bad weather.

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



Golfing for Greyhounds

Sep 21, 2014 Registration at 7am, Shotgun start at 8am

Door Creek Golf Course, 4321 Vilas Road, Cottage Grove, WI
A major fundraiser for Greyhounds Pets of America. We are an all volunteer group that finds loving forever homes for ex-racing greyhounds.

This is a very fun day where you can golf (all abilities welcome), learn about and meet greyhounds, bid on silent auction items and, win prizes.

Wendy Hecht and Gar Zibrowski
wendylovesgreyhounds@gmail.com
608-658-2071



Kickin'Up Dust Speed Show

Sep 19, 2014 9:00am-4:00pm

La Valle Team Penners Arena, La Valle, Wi
The University of Wisconsin Saddle and Sirloin is hosting their annual Kickin' Up Dust Speed Show in La Valle, Wi. This event consists of barrel racing and poles for youth and adults. The jack pot classes have 70% payback while 4-D barrels and 2-D poles have an 80% pay back.

Morgan McCue 6089215202


The Brittany Run - 5K

Oct 4, 2014 2pm

Edgewood College, Madison, WI
All runners and walkers welcome!

Join us for the 2014 Brittany Run 5K on Saturday, October 4th, 2014. New this year our run/walk will be hosted at Edgewood College, with a route through their campus and nearby Vilas Park.

Madison Area Crime Stoppers


Experience Madison College

Oct 3, 2014 12:00-4:00 PM

Madison College Truax Campus, Madison WI
Get started on your journey at Madison College! Attend an Experience Madison College event at our Truax Campus to explore your options. All events begin at 12:30 p.m. Please arrive between 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. to check-in and mingle.

• Choose a Friday afternoon to explore programs or a field of study that interests you.
• Apply for free onsite with one of our enrollment specialists or receive a no-fee application code to apply on your own.
• Meet our students and connect with instructors.
• Tour campus and try out hands-on learning in an interactive mini-class.
• Learn about financial aid, life on campus and more.
• Prospective students, parents, mentors and guardians welcome.

Ready to explore? Click below to register for one of these upcoming Experience Madison College events. http://madisoncollege.edu/experience-madison-college

Friday, October 3, 12:00-4:00 p.m. - School of Health Education
Topics may include: Nursing, Dental, Massage Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Assistant, Respiratory Therapy, Radiography, Physical Therapy Assistant, Medical Lab Tech, Optometric Technician and Surgical Technician

Friday, October 17, 12:00-4:00 p.m. - School of Applied Science Engineering & Technology
Topics may include: Biotech, Architectural Tech, Machine Tooling, Diesel, John Deere Program, Cabinetmaking & Millwork, Electron Microscopy, Metal Fabricating, Auto Collision, Renewable Energy Department Programs, HVAC, Civil Engineering Technology, Vet Tech, Auto Repair, Welding, Electrical Engineering Technology

Friday, October 24, 12:00-4:00 p.m. - School of Business and Applied Arts
Topics may include: Photography, Culinary, Business Technology, Visual Communications, Hospitality, Meeting and Event Management, Business Management, IT programs, Marketing, Recreation Management, Graphic Design, Court Reporting, Interior Design, Barber/Cosmetology, Accounting/Finance, Web Design

Friday, November 7, 12:00-4:00 p.m. - School of Arts & Sciences/Liberal Arts Transfer
Topics may include: Liberal Arts Transfer, English, History, Biology, Performing Arts, Anatomy & Physiology

Friday, November 14, 12:00-3:30 p.m. - School of Human and Protective Services
Topics may include: Criminal Justice, Fire Protection, Early Childhood Education, EMS, Human Services

Note: All attendees - including students, parents and guests - must each register using a unique email address.

High School Teachers and Counselors: We appreciate your interest in Madison College. Please contact Recruiting to request a group tour tailor-made for your students.

For questions about Experience Madison College, please call (608) 243-4710.


Jamie Reinart
608-243-4710
jsreinart@madisoncollege.edu



John Bell Chapter, DAR September Meeting

Sep 12, 2014 11:30am

Maple Bluff Country Club 500 Kensington Drive madison Wi
John Bell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its September meeting at Maple Bluff Country Club. Amy Asher, FBI Investigator, will present the Veterans program. The social hour begins at 11:30 am followed by the meeting beginning promptly at 12:00 pm with lunch being served. The cost for lunch is $15.00 per person. Meetings are open to the public.

Gillian


Family Geocaching Adventure

Sep 6, 2014 1-4pm

ALNC Black Earth Campus 10648 Sutcliffe Rd, Black Earth, WI 53515
Join us for a modern day treasure hunt! Geocaches are hidden containers that you track down using GPS units. Learn how to use a GPS unit and spend the afternoon on a geocaching adventure at ALNC’s Black Earth campus to find caches. We’ll also have a crash course in map and compass orienteering, a good skill to have in case technology fails. GPS units will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you have one.
Pre-registration required.
ALNC members: $7/person or $25/family; Non-members: $8/person or $29/family

Creal Zearing, czearing@naturenet.com, (608) 221-0404


Grand-Parenting in the New Millennium

Oct 18, 2014 9:30am

Location: Meriter Business Center, 2650 Novation Pkwy, Madison (off Rimrock Rd)
First-time prospective grandparents or those in need of a refresher can attend a comprehensive class, designed to cover all updates in infant care and safety. Learn about the new recommendations for Safe Infant Sleep, car seat use, advice on infant feeding, and tips on grand-parenting from near or far. Be prepared for the newest arrival to your family tree! This class is especially designed for grandparents and grandparents-to-be only.
Cost: $15.00


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


Yoga Basics at McConnell Hall

Aug 19, 2014 - Sep 23, 2014 11:30am

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.

Dates: Tuesdays, August 19th – September 23rd
Times: 11:30am-12:15pm
Location: McConnell Hall, 1010 Mound Street, Madison (on the Meriter Campus - corner of Mound Street and South Brooks Street)
Cost: $60.00/6-week series (class is eligible for reimbursement through Physicians Plus, Unity and GHC)

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


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Ode to Joy Concert

May 8, 2015 Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:00 PM Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Bernstein’s Serenade and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. This concert features the Madison Symphony Chorus, violinist Naha Greenholtz, soprano Melody Moore, contralto Gwendolyn Brown, tenor Eric Barry, and bass Morris Robinson.


Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Piano Genius Concert

Apr 10, 2015 Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Bach’s Concerto No. 4 for Clavier, Liszt’s Concerto No. 1 for Piano, and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7. The special guest artist is pianist Christopher Taylor.


Teri Venker, (608) 247-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Composers in Exile Concert

Mar 6, 2015 Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Overture Hall
“Composers in Exile: Creating the Hollywood Sound” is a unique concert by Conductor John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra, showcasing both the classical compositions and the later Hollywood film scores of composers who had to reinvent themselves after escaping Nazi persecution.

Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Fliter Plays Chopin Concert

Feb 13, 2015 Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Britten’s Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Chopin’s concerto No. 2 for Piano, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4. The special guest artist is pianist Ingrid Fliter.


Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Christmas Concert

Dec 5, 2014 Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform with the Madison Symphony Chorus, the Madison Youth Choirs, and the Mt. Zion Gospel Choir. Special guest artists include soprano Alyson Cambridge and tenor Harold Meers.

Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Scandinavian Wonders Concert

Nov 7, 2014 Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Greig's Lyric Suite, Sibelius' Concerto for Violin, and Nielsen's Symphony No. 4. The special guest artist is violinist Sarah Chang.


Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Russian Spirit Concert

Oct 17, 2014 Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Oct 18, 2014 Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Oct 19, 2014 Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Tchaikovsky’s Suite from Swan Lake, Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 1 for Piano, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6. The special guest artist is pianist Olga Kern.


Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Orchestral Splendor Concert

Sep 19, 2014 Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Sep 20, 2014 Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Sep 21, 2014 Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra, Martin’s Concerto for Seven Winds, and Saint-Saën’s Symphony No. 3.


Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


8th Annual Healing Art Show

Oct 10, 2014 5 -9pm

Crescendo Cafe, 1859 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711
The Healing Art Show displays the works of creative individuals who have experienced mental illness. This year we are especially excited because the show will be a part of Gallery Night, presented by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. We hope to help break the stigma surrounding mental illness by showcasing the artistic works of those with mental illnesses, highlighting creative talents and personal strengths that far overshadow mental illness. We also want to support the artists by providing a venue for showing and selling their works.

Colleen Rooney, 608-268-6000, colleen@namiwisconsin.org


Run for Literacy

Oct 19, 2014 10:30am

315 W. Gorham St., Madison, WI
Our scenic route down State Street and through the UW-Madison campus is sure to please both avid runners and strolling supporters alike! Choose your distance with the 10K run, 5K run, or 5k walk -or bring the kids to our 10am Fun Run down State Street! Money raised will support Literacy Network’s programs and help keep classes and tutors free for low-literate adults in Dane County. Better literacy can lead to better jobs, better graduation rates for their children, and better health for their families! http://tinyurl.com/runforliteracy

Natalie Russell
608-244-3911



Heritage Days at Pope Farm Conservancy

Sep 13, 2014 1-4pm

Pope Farm Conservancy, 7440 W Old Sauk Rd, Middleton, WI 53562
Pope Farm Conservancy has a rich history and we want to share it with you! Heritage Days is a great event for the entire family to spend a beautiful afternoon in Pope Farm Conservancy and hear the history of the land in the Town of Middleton. This is a FREE event and a fantastic educational opportunity. We even offer a unique, scenic, horse-drawn wagon rides.

Our featured presenters will be positioned at five different sites around the conservancy to teach you how the land was formed by glaciers; how native plants from the prairies that existed here hundreds of years ago; how the Native Americans gardened and made stone tools; where the site of a late 1800’s settlers cabin was; and how the CCC and SCS worked to control erosion in the 1930’s dust bowl era.

Mel Pope, info@popefarmconservancy.org, (608) 620-3306


World Sight Day Gala

Oct 1, 2014 5:30pm

The Edgewater Hotel - Madison, WI
Combat Blindness International's World Sight Day Gala is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. This year’s event is at the newly renovated Edgewater Hotel in Madison and we are thrilled that Lon Michels (www.lonmichelsart.com) will be our keynote speaker. Lon will tell his story of losing his sight in the span of just 15 minutes, navigating life and painting while blind, and then finally having his vision restored.

Guests will enjoy international foods, art by Lon Michels, music by Kikeh Mato, and silent auction items from our project countries.

Post-event party with Lon Michels 8:30-9:30pm includes champagne and dessert ($25 extra/person).

Come enjoy an evening out for a good cause. All are welcome!

Cost: $100/person $25/person extra for post-party with Lon Michels (includes champagne and dessert)
Phone: (608) 238-7777
Event url: www.combatblindness.org/events

Sara Zimmerman
608.238.7777



Dad’s Day: So You’ve Learned to Change a Diaper - Now What?

Oct 12, 2014 1pm to 2:30pm

Location: Meriter Business Center, 2650 Novation Pkwy, Madison, WI 53713
This dads-only class is perfect for dads-to-be and dads with children from infancy up to two years of age. Topics that are covered are designed for men only and range from the basics to more complex issues including:
*Dad's emotional life
*Transition into fatherhood
*Co-parenting
*Positive and negative forms of discipline
*Maintaining a healthy relationship with your partner
*Intimacy issues
*Coping with exhaustion
*Bonding with baby
*Second-class parent syndrome
*Goals for dad, kids and the family
*Maintaining a balance - as best as possible
*Supporting mom and asking for support

This program offers an opportunity to share your story, be heard and learn.
Dads with babies younger than 9 months old are encouraged to bring their children to class.

Cost: $15.00 (class is eligible for reimbursement through Physicians Plus, Unity and GHC)


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



Alzheimer's Walk

Sep 27, 2014 7:45am

Warner Park Shelter, 2930 N. Sherman Ave, Madison
Join hundreds of people in our community who lace up their shoes each fall and gather up pledges to participate in the Alzheimer's Walk, the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance's largest annual fundraiser!
Every penny raised at the Alzheimer’s Walk stays here in south central Wisconsin -- providing critical support and education to both families and professionals impacted by any dementia-related disease. By attending the Alzheimer’s Walk, whether you walk or not, you not only support the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance financially, but you also show elected officials that you support Alzheimer issues.

Visit www.alzwisc.org for more information and to register.


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



Richland Center Memory Cafe

Aug 28, 2014 9:30am

Woodman Senior Center 1050 N. Orange St., Richland Center
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 Becky Debuhr, Outreach Specialist, at 608.723.4288 or becky.debuhr@alzwisc.org, for more information.


EveryWoman's Journal

Sep 9, 2014 4:30pm

Meriter Business Center, 2650 Novation Pkwy, Madison
Journaling is commonly used in chronic pain management, recovery programs and adult learning, but journaling can also be used as a prevention tool. Proactive health journaling helps women translate personal reflection and feedback into actions that increase well-being by becoming in tune with physical messages our body give us and by using self-care techniques.
The insights gained from proactive health journaling - combined with creative self-care techniques and awareness of local health resources - can truly improve the quality of life and health for women!
The everywoman's journal workshop will cover five areas: nourishing awareness; scattered loss, relating to life, respectful caring, and pure joy.
Participants of this 2 hour workshop will receive a specially-designed journal, guidebook, pen and health resource information.

Date: Tuesday, September 9th
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Location: Meriter Business Center, 2650 Novation Pkwy, Madison
Cost: No Charge


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



Yoga Basics at Meriter Business Center

Aug 13, 2014 - Sep 17, 2014 11:45am

Location: 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.


These classes are created to match each student's personal fitness level and need. Everyone is welcome!
Cost: $60.00/6-week series (class is eligible for reimbursement through Physicians Plus, GHC and Unity Health plans)


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


Betty Becker Memorial Walk Run

Oct 4, 2014 8am

Fireman's Park in Columbus WI
The Betty Becker walk/run remembers a great champion of Columbus causes, Betty Becker. Betty’s lively spirit and can-do attitude inspired many of us, so we continue to walk in her memory, using the funds for our community. The Step Sisters is a group formed by Betty to carry on the spirit of philanthropy and good will. The Sisters come together each year to raise funds for a worthwhile cause. This year the Sisters are expanding their efforts from a walk to a walk/run event to further their can-do attitudes to more of our neighbors, family members and friends

All proceeds from this event will be used for the Live It! Pre-teen Nutrition and Fitness Program held by Columbus Community Hospital within the Columbus & Fall River Middle Schools. This program aims to decrease obesity within our communities by teaching middle school aged youth about nutrition and the importance of physical activity and how it incorporates into their overall wellness.

Register Prior To Event
$25 Per Pre-registered Participant
By September 17, 2014

Registration At Event
$30 Per Participant
After September 17, 2014
Shirts are not guaranteed to those who do not pre-register. Youth shirts will only be provided to those who pre-register.

To register or for more information visit www.cch-inc.com/Foundation/Pages/Events.aspx

Emily Dilley
edilley@cch-inc.com or 920-623-1370

To register or for more information visit www.cch-inc.com/Foundation/Pages/Events.aspx



Wisconsin Fertility Institute Seminar

Dec 9, 2014 6pm

Wisconsin Fertility Institute, 3146 Deming Way, Middleton WI
Seminar on the topic of "I want to have a Baby".

Wisconsin Fertility Institute, 608-824-0075


Wisconsin Fertility Institute Seminar

Nov 11, 2014 6pm

Wisconsin Fertility Institute, 3146 Deming Way, Middleton WI
Seminar about Evaluation and Treatment of the Infertile Couple

Wisconsin Fertility Institute, 608-824-0075


Wisconsin Infertility Institute Seminar

Oct 14, 2014 6pm

Wisconsin Fertility Institute, 3146 Deming Way, Middleton WI
Seminar on Diagnosis and Treatment of Infertility

Wisconsin Fertility Institute


Seminar at The Wisconsin Fertility Institute

Sep 9, 2014 6pm

Wisconsin Fertility Institute, 3146 Deming Way, Middleton WI
Seminar on Beginning your Infertility Journey

Wisconsin Fertility Institute, 608-824-0075


Monastery Building Tours

Jul 27, 2014 10:30am

Sep 21, 2014 10:30am

Oct 17, 2014 10:30am

Dec 14, 2014 10:30am

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI
Tour our ‘green’ monastery building, dedicated in November 2009, and certified by the US Green Building Council in 2010 at the platinum level, with 63 out of a possible 69 points on the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) New Construction-v2.2 scale. Learn about geothermal heating and cooling, renewable resources, daylighting, photo voltaic cells, rain gardens, pervious concrete, green roofs, solar tubes and much more! A $5 donation per person is requested for tours with our trained tour guides, and tours last about 90 minutes with Q&A.

Tour dates and times coming up in 2014:
• Sunday, July 27, 2014; 10:30 am; with Neal Smith
• Sunday, September 21, 2014; 10:30 am; with Bill Rosholt
• Friday, October 17, 2014; 10:00 am; with Mark Hanson
• Sunday, December 14, 2014; 10:30 am; with Neal Smith

For more information, contact Mike at (608) 836-1631 x124 or mikesb@benedictinewomen.org.



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


Wingra School Open House

Nov 16, 2014 1pm to 3pm

Wingra School, 718 Gilmore St, Madison, WI 53711
Are you thinking about Wingra School for your child? Join us at our Open House. The entire family is welcome to explore our school, enjoy refreshments, and meet our teachers and staff.

No RSVP required.

For more information, visit www.wingraschool.org or call (608) 238-2525.

Rebekah Young
rebekah@wingraschool.org
608-238-2525



Harrisburg One-Room School Open House

Aug 3, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014 1-4pm

E7646 County Road B, Spring Green, WI
Unique historical restored one-room school
Town of Troy memorabilia in the basement

Connie Sorg (608) 544-3375 sorgss@hotmail .com


10th Annual Madison Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Sep 14, 2014 9am

Vilas Park Shelter, Madison, WI
The 2.5 mile walk benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and is to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention. AFSP is at the forefront of research, education and prevention initiatives designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. With more than 38,000 children, teens and older adults losing their lives each year in the U.S., the importance of AFSP’s mission has never been greater, nor our work more urgent. Join us for an uplifting event which will include live, local music, remembrance activity, opening/closing ceremonies and more!

Amanda Hessling
alynhessling@gmail.com
715-225-2981



MOPS and MOMSnext

Sep 11, 2014 - May 14, 2015 7-9pm

Door Creek Church, 6602 Dominion Drive, Madison, WI 53718.
An evening of conversation and connecting for expecting
moms through moms of school-aged children. Enjoy an evening of fellowship, crafting, snacks and a different speaker each month. Past topics have included home organization, couponing, budgeting, connecting with your spouse and raising children in a Godly home.

Leigh Feldmann, 608-513-3849, lafeldmann@yahoo.com or doorcreekchurch.org


Southwest Wisconsin Book Festival

Sep 13, 2014

Mineral Point, WI
The 2014 event will feature fourteen engaging workshops that span a range of literary topics held throughout the day in downtown Mineral Point. The day will conclude with New York Times bestselling author, humorist and radio show host, Michael Perry at the Mineral Point Opera House. Pre-registration online is encouraged.

Workshops • Mineral Point Public Library & Mineral Point Opera House • $20 per workshop
Session A: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Session B: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Presenter Book Signing/Lunch Break: 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Session C: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session D: 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Evening Speaker - Michael Perry • Mineral Point Opera House • $20 for floor seating and $15 for balcony seating
7:00 p.m.

Kristin Mitchell
608.987.3370
info@swwibookfestival.com



1st Annual Independent Living Golf Outing

Sep 22, 2014 10:30am

Hawks Landing Golf Club, 88 Hawks Landing Circle, Verona
Enjoy a day of great camaraderie, food and golf! Independent Living is a local nonprofit that has been helping seniors and adults with disabilities for 40 years. With financial support from the community, Independent Living is able to serve more adults with in-home care, home health care and housing options. Golf fees--$200 individual, $800 foursomes--cover registration, golf cart, lunch, reception and gift bag. Sponsorships available. All proceeds benefit seniors and adults with disabilities in Dane County. Register at http://bit.ly/ILIGolfOuting

Nicole Schultz, 608-268-9631, Independent Living, Inc.


Mansion Hill West: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Sep 6, 2014 11am

Meet in front of the Plaza Tavern & Grill, 319 N. Henry St., Madison
The story of Madison's "aristocracy hill" can be seen in buildings spanning nearly 100 years, including early sandstone mansions and many houses by local Prairie School architects Claude & Starck. Purchase ticket from tour guide. $10 adults/$5 students & seniors (60+)

Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, www.madisonpreservation, 608-441-8864, info@madisonpreservation.org


State Street: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Aug 30, 2014 11am

Meet in front of Michelangelo's Coffee House, 114 State St., Madison
Tour highlights the historic buildings of Madison's most famous street, as well of the stories of the people who lived and worked between the state Capitol and the UW-Madison campus. Rain or shine! Purchase ticket from tour guide.

Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, www.madisonpreservation.org, 608-441-8864, info@madisonpreservation.org


Bascom Hill: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Aug 28, 2014 6pm

Meet in front of Wisconsin Historical Society headquarters, Library Mall, 816 State St., Madison
The University of Wisconsin-Madison encompasses a range of architecture, from its oldest buildings and traditional campus to its controversial modernist structures. Learn about the beginnings of the campus and see “the worst building in the history of American universities”—and maybe learn to appreciate it! Tour requires strenuous uphill walking. Purchase ticket from tour guide.

www.madisonpreservation.org, 608-441-8864, info@madisonpreservation.org


University Heights: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Sep 13, 2014 11am

Meet at the corner of Prospect and Van Hise Avenues (Harold C. Bradley house)Madison
Homes by Frank Lloyd Wright, his mentor Louis Sullivan, and local architects Claude & Starck and Alvan Small stand side-by-side. This early suburban neighborhood features styles from all decades of the 20th century. $10 adults/$5 students & seniors (60+). Purchase ticket from tour guide.

Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, www.madisonpreservation.org, 608-441-8864, info@madisonpreservation.org


Westmorland Neighborhood: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Sep 20, 2014 11am

Meet in front of Fit 2 Eat, 3742 Speedway Rd., Madison
The Westmorland neighborhood was first platted on farmland in 1916 and expanded through 1960. Westmorland features cutting-edge housing options of the period, including International Style houses, Sears-Roebuck catalog houses, Frank Lloyd Wright’s prototype Usonian house, and Lustron steel houses. This tour is supported by the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission. $10 adults/$5 students & seniors (60+). Purchase ticket from tour guide.

Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, www.madisonpreservation.org, 608-441-8864, info@madisonpreservation.org, info@madisonpreservation.org


Sunset Hills Neighborhood: Historic Architecture Tour

Sep 4, 2014 6pm

Meet in the Hoyt Park parking lot, 3902 Regent St., Madison
The Sunset Hills subdivision on Madison’s west side was platted in 1953 with deed restrictions that required high-quality, architect-designed homes of the “Modern” design. The neighborhood is filled with unique mid-century homes by several Modernist architects. $10 adults/$5 students & seniors (60+). Purchase ticket from tour guide.

www.madisonpreservation.org, 608-441-8864, info@madisonpreservation.org


Marquette Neighborhood Bungalows: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Sep 27, 2014 11am

Meet in the small parking lot behind Marquette Elementary School (approx. 1480 Spaight St.), Madison
The 47 Craftsman-style bungalows in this small historic district comprise the densest concentration of Craftsman-style homes in the city. They weren’t designed by trained architects, but by craftsmen working for the Karrels Building Co. between 1924 and 1929. Learn about jerkinhead dormers, battered piers and why the 48th house is not a bungalow. $10 adults/$5 students & seniors (60+). Purchase ticket from tour guide.

Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, www.madisonpreservation.org, 608-441-8864, info@madisonpreservation.org