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Annual Art In the Mill Park and silent auction fundraiser for the Autism Society of South Central WI

Aug 9, 2014 10am to 5pm

6890 Paoli Rd, Paoli, WI 53508 in the lower mill park
Join us for the 4th annual Art In the Mill Park in Paoli
THIS YEARS ART FAIR FEATURES FINE ART FROM OVER 50 FINE ARTISTS, GOOD LOCAL FOOD, AND ARTISIAN BEER FROM “THE GREAT DANE PUB”
LIVE MUSIC FEATURING THE POPULAR BAND “TARSIS” AND A SILENT AUCTION WILL BE HELD TO BENEFIT THE AUTISM SOCIETY OF SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN. WE WILL ALSO BE FEATURING THE ART WORK OF SEVERAL TALENTED ARTISTS WHO ARE ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM


Bonnie Lubet or Mark Dilley 608 577-4222


Donald Park Walk

Aug 23, 2014 8am

1945 Hwy 92, Mt. Horeb
The Dairyland Walkers are sponsoring this 5K/10K county park walk. Walkers may register and start walking anytime between 8 a.m. and noon from Delma's Shelter at the Pop's Knoll entrance to the park. Cost is $3 for those receiving volkssporting "credit" and $2 for noncredit walkers. The walks go through woodlands, wetlands, restored prairies, and rock outcroppings. Visit www.dairylandwalkers.com for more info.

Dave/Kim Riyeff, 608-756-1599
kriyeff@hotmail.com



The North Face Endurance Challege Madison Kick-Off

Aug 1, 2014 6:30pm

The North Face - Madison, 702 North Midvale Boulevard, Madison, WI 53705
Get ready for The North Face Madison Endurance Challenge with a 5k Fun Run followed by 1 hour poster signing with The North Face athlete, author, and Ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes.

Erin Brosterhous, (970)846-1684, erin@insideout-pr.com


The North Face Endurance Challege Madison Kick-Off

Aug 1, 2014 6:30am

Wisconsin State Capitol Steps - Lady Forward Statue, 2 East Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
Get ready for The North Face Madison Endurance Challenge with a 5k Fun Run followed by 1 hour poster signing with The North Face athlete, author, and Ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes and Wisconsin local and founder of The November Project Brogan Graham.

Erin Brosterhous, (970)846-1684, erin@insideout-pr.com


Free Trial Classes for NEW Customers at Keva Sports Center

Aug 11, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014

Keva Sports Center, Middleton WI
Call 608-662-7529 to register for FREE! (Participant must be new to KEVA)

www.kevasports.com

Multi-Sport Classes
18-24mo: Tue & Wed @ 9:15am
2-3yo: Tue & Wed @ 10am
3-4yo: Wed @ 5:30pm & Thur @ 10am
3-4 & 5-6yo Soccer classes
Monday @ 4pm
Thursday @ 5pm


Joel Ondercin
jondercin@kevasports.com
608-662-7529x19



Used Book Sale

Aug 1, 2014 9am

Aug 2, 2014 9am

Amundson Center, lower level, 200 Spring Street, Cambridge, WI
The Friends of the Cambridge Community Library will be holding their Annual Used Book Sale on Friday, August 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday, August 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The sale will be held at the Amundson Center located downtown Cambridge at 200 Spring Street. Fiction, nonfiction, hardcover, paperbacks and children’s books will be for sale as well as a special bag of books for $10. Shoppers will also be able to enter the book-themed gift basket raffle to win a basket of their choice.

Joan Behm, Cambridge Library, (608) 423-3900 jmbdirlb@scls.lib.wi.us


Shakespeare's The Tempest

Jul 25, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014 6pm and 1pm Sundays

Young Shakespeare Players Playhouse, 1806 Westlawn Ave, Madison, near the corner of Spooner & Monroe
The Young Shakespeare Players present Shakespeare's The Tempest. This full-length, uncut, production of Shakespeare's final work is presented by actors ages 7-18. Admission is free, and young people are encouraged to attend!

Gypsy Fleischman, 608-950-3038


Strides for Africa Run/Walk

Aug 16, 2014 10:30am

Warner Park
Come out to Warner Park to run or walk to the rhythmic sounds of African music in the 5th annual Strides for Africa, and you will be a part of a unique fundraising experience to change the lives of those half a world away by helping to raise money for water well projects in Africa. The 5K run/walk, 1 mile fun walk and kids run kicks off the 16th annual Africa Fest 2014.

www.stridesforafrica.org


Gilda's Club: New Member Meeting

Aug 6, 2014 2pm

Gilda's Club Madison, 7907 UW Health Court, Middleton
Gilda's Club Madison is a free cancer support community, serving individuals with any cancer diagnosis, as well as the family and friends who support them. New members are welcome.

We provide FREE emotional support, healthy living, and cancer education opportunities for men, women, and children. Your free membership at Gilda's Club starts by attending a New Member Meeting. Meetings are held weekly; find upcoming dates on the Gilda's Club Madison website or by calling 828-8880 to find an alternate day/time that works for your family. Please call to register if you plan to attend.

Gilda's Club is here so that no one faces cancer alone.


Kirsten Norslien
608.828.8880
www.gildasclubmadison.org




Gilda's Club: New Member Meeting

Aug 1, 2014 10am

Gilda's Club Madison, 7907 UW Health Court, Middleton
Gilda's Club Madison is a free cancer support community, serving individuals with any cancer diagnosis, as well as the family and friends who support them. New members are welcome.

We provide FREE emotional support, healthy living, and cancer education opportunities for men, women, and children. Your free membership at Gilda's Club starts by attending a New Member Meeting. Meetings are held weekly; find upcoming dates on the Gilda's Club Madison website or by calling 828-8880 to find an alternate day/time that works for your family. Please call to register if you plan to attend.

Gilda's Club is here so that no one faces cancer alone.


Kirsten Norslien
608.828.8880
www.gildasclubmadison.org



Cambridge Maxwell Street Days

Aug 1, 2014

Aug 2, 2014

Downtown Cambridge
Get the best deals of the year in Cambridge at the sidewalk sales overflowing with goodies at Maxwell Street Days! Find a treasure at the Community Wide Garage Sale and get a favorite book at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. St. James Lutheran will be handing out their cookies and lemonade. 4H will be doing some face painting and Oakland Cambridge Presbyterian Church is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday. Maxwell Days 2014 poster

Sidewalk Sales Blast
Cambridge Arts Council, Wine & Art Night Friday 8/1 at 7-9 pm at Camrock Cafe.
Live Music Friday and Saturday Night at Camrock Cafe & Sport
Oakland Cambridge Presbyterian Church is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday 7 to 11 am **BRING YOUR RECEIPT FROM MAXWELL STREET PURCHASE TO THE BREAKFAST FOR $1 OFF**
Friends of the Library Book Sale (Fri 9am to 5 pm and Sat 9am to 3 pm)
Community Wide Garage Sale. Here’s more information on the community wide garage sale. CACC Garage Sale FormOR Pay online for your participation:


Jody Wilke
608-423-3708



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.


Portage Memory Cafe

Aug 27, 2014 1pm

Portage Public Library 253 W. Edgewater St., Portage
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.wiegel@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.



Maintaining Brain Health

Aug 19, 2014 1pm

Stoughton Senior Center 248 W. Main St., Stoughton
Take time to attend a session to learn brain health tips regarding nutrition, mental exercise, physical activity and more. Presented by the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
517 N. Segoe Rd., Suite 301
Madison, WI
608.232.3400 or visit alzwisc.org



Keeping active when living with dementia

Aug 18, 2014 5:30pm

Hawthorne Public Library, 2707 East Washington Ave., Madison,
Discover tips and resources to support continued involvement in home and community activities. Presented by the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
517 N. Segoe Rd.
Madison, WI
608.232.3400 or visit alzwisc.org



Dodgeville Memory Cafe

Aug 6, 2014 1pm

Folklore Village, 3210 County Rd. BB, Dodgeville
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 Deanna Truedson, Outreach Coordinator, at 608.843.3402 for more information.


Sassy Cow Creamery's Ice Cream Social

Aug 23, 2014 Noon to 5pm

W4192 Bristol Road, Columbus, WI 53925
Join us on August 23rd from 12:00-5:00pm for our Ice Cream Social! Try new ice cream flavors, learn all about ice cream making, enjoy farm and creamery tours, and much more! Celebrate the end of summer with us at this FREE and family friendly event.

Crystal, (608)-837-7766
W4192 Bristol Rd, Columbus, WI 53925



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.


Cross Plains Outdoor Movie Night

Aug 15, 2014 7:30pm

St. Francis Xavier 2947 Thinnes St. Cross Plains, WI 53528
A free family event brought to you by St. Francis Xavier, Century 21 Affiliated-Roessler and the Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce!

The movie will begin at 8pm and will be shown on the St. Francis Xavier Football field. Picnics are welcome! Bring your chairs and blankets - we'll provide the popcorn!
Movie snacks will also be available for purchase.

Stacey Eslinger
stacey.eslinger@sfxcrossplains.org
608-798-2423



Baraboo Soccerfest 2014

Aug 16, 2014 8:30am

Steinhorst Park, Baraboo, WI
The Baraboo Area High School boys and girls soccer teams will host a free youth soccer clinic on August 16 for all Baraboo School district students ages 7-18. Pre-registration includes lunch and a tshirt. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. at Steinhorst Park in Baraboo. High School varsity and junior varsity teams and coaching staff will be on hand to help with clinics, skill development and games. An alumni game will take place around 4.

For more information, contact Bob Geenen at 608-355-7641 or geenen@charter.net


Pet Loss Grief Support Meeting

Aug 14, 2014 6:30pm

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.

Memorial Pet Services
608.836.7297



43rd Annual Utica Fest

Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014

Utica Community Park. between Stoughton & Cambridge
FRIDAY. Live music. Madison County
Horse Pull
Softball
SATURDAY Tractor and truck pulls
Softball and baseball games
Live music Shotgun Jane
SUNDAY. Softball
Tractor and truck pulls
Live music. Jesse Walker and D.J. Karaoke
Fireworks at dusk

Lynn Halverson 608 772-2770 www.uticapark.org


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


Wisconsin Fertility Institute Seminar

Aug 12, 2014 6pm

Wisconsin Fertility Institute, 3146 Deming Way, Middleton WI
Seminar on Advanced Methods in Infertility

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


57th Annual Tallman Arts Festival

Aug 3, 2014 10am to 5pm

The Rock County Historical Society: 426 N. Jackson St. Janesville, WI
Welcome back to the 57th Annual Tallman Arts Festival! The Tallman Arts Festival (TAF) is a community-wide event that annually celebrates art, culture, and entertainment from Rock County and beyond. As a one-day festival, the TAF is Rock County Historical Society’s largest event, drawing more than 100 different artists and more than 3,000 visitors to the RCHS campus. This year, we return to you with a new theme: Art in Nature. Many of our activities will celebrate Nature and how the natural world sustains us. Because nature provides us life and sustenance through shelter, food, water, etc. we are connecting it to our Breadbasket: Seed to Spoon exhibit. Please be sure to come inside the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum located on 426 N. Jackson St. to view the exhibit firsthand while you are enjoying the fun on the lawn. Adults: $4, Children 17 and under: Free

(608) 756-4509
http://www.rchs.us/tallman-arts-festival/



Madison Exotic Bird Fair

Aug 3, 2014 10am to 2pm

301 Cottage Grove Road Madison WI
Birds, cages, toys & bird food. $2.00 admission

Kathy Thimling 608-643-6917 orchidbird@charter.net


America’s Best Flowers Hosts 4rd Annual Dog Wash Fundraiser for Dane County Humane Society & 1st Annual Fundraiser for the Cottage Grove Canine Fund

Jul 26, 2014 11am to 3pm

America's Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd., Cottage Grove, WI
Is your best friend a dirty dog? Bring them to America’s Best Flowers in Cottage Grove on Sat., July 26 for our 4rd Annual Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) Dog Wash fundraiser! From 11:00am to 3:00pm, volunteers from the DCHS will shampoo your dog from muzzle to tail. A donation of $10 or more is suggested.

On the same day, we’ll also be hosting the 1st Annual Fundraiser for the Cottage Grove Canine Fund! Larz, the new K9 member of the Cottage Grove Police Department, will be here with his handler, Officer Tony Koratko. There will be a demonstration of Larz’s police dog skills at 1:00pm. To help support our four-legged public servant, America’s Best Flowers will donate 5% of the total greenhouse sales that day to the Cottage Grove Police Department Canine Fund.

Tabby & Jack’s Mobile Grooming Service will be here to neatly trim those doggie nails for a suggested donation of $10-15. Poochie Portraits by Talbot’s Photography will snap the perfect 5x7” picture of you and your freshly washed friend in a private sitting for $30. All proceeds go directly to the DCHS.
 
Come and join us for a paw-stomping good time!
 
America’s Best Flowers is Dane County’s largest locally owned and operated garden center. It is located at 4311 Vilas Hope Rd., Cottage Grove. For more gardening or special event info visit their website: www.americasbestflowers.com.

Michelle Bryant, 6082222269, abfmichelle@yahoo.com


Toxic Girls Fastpitch Softball tryouts

Aug 2, 2014 See below for times

Strong Stadium Beloit College 1500 Chapin Beloit, WI

14U pitcher catcher 9-10 all others 10-12
16U pitcher catcher 12-1 all others 1-3
18U pitcher catcher 3-4 all others 4-6

Please RSVP to toxiccoach1@gmail.com


Toxiccoach1@gmail.com


Endeavor Little League Fundraiser

Aug 16, 2014 7am to 11pm

Endeavor Lion's Park
Lots of activites including men's softball tournament, truck and ATV mud drags, dunk tank, kids games, Captain Jack's BBQ LLC, concession stand, beer tent, misc activities. All proceeds go to Endeavor Little League.

Ron Myers 608-617-3571


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



Agora Art Fair - Fitchburg

Aug 16, 2014 10am to 5pm

Agora Fitchburg - 5500 East Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711
Over 100 Wisconsin Artists will be showcased in the 6th Annual Fitchburg Agora Art Fair set amid
the stunning architecture of Agora and the natural prairie landscape of southern Wisconsin. We are proud to feature local and regional artists from every medium including painting, ceramics, jewelry, photography, glass, metals, woodwork, mixed media, fiber and sculpture.

Besides the wonderful art, there are plenty of other activities, including live music on two stages, a Capital Brewery Beer & Wine Garden, a Children’s Art Yard, local food and beverage choices, retailer specials, and new this year, the Adult Art Experience – why should the kids have all the fun!

Live Music Lineup includes: The Madison Flute Club, Ida Jo, Tairis, Tony Castaneda Latin Jazz and West Side Andy and the Mel Ford Band.

Local Restaurants featured include: Liliana’s, Oasis Café and EVP Coffee, Roman Candle, Veranda, Yum-Yum Ice Cream, and Buckhorn Kettlekorn. Selections will include brats, hot dogs, pizza, wraps, salads, jambalaya, Italian specialties, pastries, beer, wine, coffee, and soda.

The Capital Brewery Beer Garden will be operated by the Fitchburg Chamber Business and Visitors Bureau. Capital Brewery Beer will be flowing next to the Capital Stage with live music all day. Table seating will be available in this area.

The Children’s Art Yard will be a fundraiser for Woods Hollow Children’s Center and feature a variety of art projects for kids of all ages to have fun and be creative. This area will be hosted under the shade of the Agora Pavilion. Nominal fees apply.

The Adult Art Experience presented by Artful Escapes will have demonstrations and opportunities for adults to put brush to paper or contribute to a larger communal project.

Our event would not be possible without Sponsorship from the following organizations: Promega Corporation, Capital Brewery, Tim O’Brien Homes, Magic 98, Connect Fitchburg, the Agora, Fitchburg Center, and the Fitchburg Chamber Visitor and Business Bureau.

This event is free to attend and open to the public. The Agora Art Fair takes place rain or shine. Plenty of free parking will be available with free shuttles running throughout the day from the surrounding parking areas. Volunteer opportunities are available.

The Agora is located two miles south of Highway 12/18 (Beltline) off Fish Hatchery Road.

Steven Leverentz - 608-277-2606
www.agoraartfair.com



We are Family Celebration Fundraising Event

Jul 31, 2014 5:30pm

The Brink Lounge 701 E Washington Ave Madison, WI 53703
It's almost time for Family Service Madison's 2nd Annual We Are Family Fundraiser! Family Service Madison has been providing mental health support to adults, children, and families in Dane County for over 100 years. All proceeds from this event will go directly to funding programs at Family Service Madison.

The event will include live music by Marcy and the Highlights, food, silent auction, wine pull, and an all cash raffle (1st prize is $1000).

Entry to the event is $30/person and can be purchased online, by phone, or at the door.

Raffle tickets are $5 each or 6 tickets for $25.

Family Service Madison is a non-profit organization, making all donations 100% tax-deductible. All ticket sales and donations will help make it possible for Family Service Madison to continue providing services that instill hope and promote wellness in our community. Family Service Madison provides mental health counseling and therapeutic resources for adults, children, and families. Through an impressive array of programs including domestic abuse prevention, in-home counseling for at-risk families, day treatment for at-risk youth, anti-violence programs, alcohol and drug prevention services, older adult services, and outpatient counseling services, Family Service Madison is there.

It's a great evening - come celebrate with us!

608-252-1320
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-are-family-celebration-tickets-11723714947?ref=ecount



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


First Annual Corn Fest Bike Tour

Aug 16, 2014 9am

Cannery Square/Corn Fest
The Sun Prairie Bike Tour will travel through miles of south central wisconsin's gently rolling terrain. Routes will be comprised of a metric centry 100k and a very beginner friendly route of about 35 miles. Lets make this a huge success!!

Please visit the following site for all the exciting detailed information~
grayhawkers.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



Midland United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School

Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014 5:30pm -8pm

10235 Hwy KP Mazomanie, WI 53560
A summer kids’ event called Weird Animals will be hosted at Midland United Methodist Church from July 28, 2014 to August 1, 2014. At Weird Animals, kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience epic Bible adventures, and collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to stand strong. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with Fanfare Finale—a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 7:45 PM.

This is a free community-wide event, open to all kids age 4 to 12. Vacation Bible School will run from Monday, July 28, 2014 through Friday, August 1, 2014 from 5:30 PM – 8:00PM. Please bring a friend. While pre-registration is not required, it is strongly recommended and can be done online at http://www.midlandmethodist.org/VBS_2014.html.


Mariah Schmidt, 608-767-3358, midlandumc@gmail.com


NATTY NATION headlines at Rock For Hope 2014

Jul 26, 2014

Capital Brewery, 7734 Terrace Ave., Middleton WI 53562
Come for the fabulous food… Stay for the fantastic live music and fun! Live music by NATTY NATION, Madison’s own hard roots rock reggae band, plus the Latin American beats by Son Contrabando and DJ spin of VPS. Delicious authentic Ethiopian cuisine and BBQ from Bob’s BBQ Emporium! Kids’ crafts & activities! Capital Brewery’s famous microbrews! Brewery tours available with reservation. Clinic At A Time’s Rock For Hope is a fun-filled family event to raise funds for a 4-unit Maternal Health Center in Bichena Ethiopia. Visit www.clinicatatime.org for more details on this amazing project.

Lisa Janis, 608-239-3091, caatfounder@gmail.com, www.clinicatatime.org, P.O. Box 14457 Madison WI 53706


Top Shelf Summer Taste

Aug 25, 2014 6pm

Nau-Ti-Gal 5360 Westport Road Madison, WI
Celebrate summer on Nau-Ti-Gal's beautiful outdoor patio and lawn! Sample summer's best cocktails and taste delectable treats during the third annual Summer Taste.

Madison Magazine Experience


Monona Farmers' Market

Jul 27, 2014 9am to 1pm

Ahuska Park, 400 E. Broadway, Monona, WI
The No Name String Band will compliment the great community atmosphere at the Monona Farmers’ Market on Sunday, July 27, 2014. These Madison-area musicians combine traditional Appalachian old-time music with original acoustic compositions to offer a range of fiddle-led, foot-stomping music to classical-bluegrass numbers. Come and enjoy!

Take home fresh, local, top quality vegetables, fruit, meats, cheese, and baked goods to create great summer meals. Sweet corn and green beans are here!

Join JOY in YOGA for a free “Class in the Grass” from 9:00 to 10:00am. Bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Chef and Vendor demos will be offered the first and third Sundays in August. Stay tuned for updates.

The market, located at Ahuska Park, 400 East Broadway, is open every Sunday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm through October 26th. EBT/Quest accepted.


Ross Cohen, www.mononafarmersmarket.com
608 469-2807



Badger Motor Officer's Association, Motor Officer Skills Competition

Aug 9, 2014 9am to 4pm

Ho-Chunk Madison, North Parking Lot
The best Motor Officers from the midwest will compete to see who the best police motorcycle rider is. There will be multiple events, including timed courses, partner rides, tethered rides, slow rides, and more. Public admission is free! The larger the crowd, the better the training is for these great motorcycle cops!

https://www.facebook.com/events/556785604429758/


1st Annual Hipster 5K and MS Fundraiser

Jul 26, 2014 4pm

Sauk City River Walk
The run/walk on the scenic River Walk paved trail begins at 5:00 p.m. Check-in begins at 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Riviera Bowl at 51 Polk Street. Participants should be checked-in by 4:45. Water and snacks will be provided for participants.
Following the run/walk, participants, families, and friends are encouraged to head inside Riviera Bowl for more fun, including raffle prizes, a bowling tournament, and food and drink. The fun will go all night. Anyone (whether participating in the 5K or not) is welcome to join the evening festivities inside, no entry fee!

The Blister Sisters are a team of women dedicated to fighting and ending multiple sclerosis. Feel free to wear either your favorite "hipster" attire, or wear something orange to show support in the fight against MS.

Becca Sandlin, Blistersistersms@gmail.com


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


6th Annual Bay Creek Wagon Drive

Aug 2, 2014 9am

Franklin Elementary, 305 West Lakeside St., Madison, WI
Neighborhood kids are collecting school supplies, toiletry items, and non-perishable food for kids in need. Items are being collected for The Road Home, kids in need at Franklin and Randall Schools, kids in need in the Bayview neighborhood, Madison School District's Homeless support program (TEP), and the St. Mark's Lutheran Church Food Pantry.

Sandy Fowler, 608-772-1242, www.facebook.com/wagondrive


RIO QUILT SHOW 2014

Aug 9, 2014 10am

Rio High School, 411 Church St., Rio, WI
Display of quilts, vendors, silent auction, vendor presentations, treasures boutique, raffle quilt, lunch available. All proceeds to benefit Rio Community Library.

Rio Community Library, 920-992-3206


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.


Heroes for Honor

Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014

PRAIRE DU SAC WI
Fundraiser to support Veteran Honors Flight
7/25 - 5pm-Emergency Services Softball Tournament

7/26 - 7am-10:30am SP Community Club Breakfast
8am-Emergency Services Softball Tournament
9am-Tractor Poker Run Registration
3:30pm-Kiddie Tractor Parade
4pm-Tractor Parade
5pm-Meat Raffle
6pm-Bean Bag Tournament
7pm-Live Music "Midwesterner's"
10pm-Fireworks
All Day Activities
(Music, Food, BYO adult beverage, kids activities)

7/27 -6:30pm-Maggie Mae Concert at the River Art Center
$25 reserved seating
$15 veterans
Order tickets by calling the River Arts Box Office
@ 608-643-5215

DEBBIE RICHARDSON
608-963-9975
richardson@engr.wisc.edu



Goodwill Industries FREE Computer Collection Drive

Aug 24, 2014 Noon to 3pm

Madison
The drive will be taking place at these Goodwill Donation Centers:

Madison East - 2127 East Springs Drive
Madison West - 4530 Verona Road
Middleton - 6661 University Ave.
Monona - 2501 Royal Ave.

Goodwill accepts working and nonworking computers (desktop and laptop), hard drives, monitors, keyboards, mice, software and just about anything that can be attached to a computer (e.g., printers, speakers, cords), regardless of brand.

Donors are asked to:
- Back up any valuable information and erase sensitive data from any hard drive before dropping it off;
- Place any monitor or scanner with broken glass in a cardboard box lined with a large plastic garbage bag, seal the box and clearly label it with “broken monitor” or “broken scanner” and the date; and
- Include the license key with any donated software.

All donations made to Goodwill are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donated equipment is sold to the public or an environmentally conscious recycler.

Maureen Roche
608-246-3140, ext. 142
mroche@goodwillscwi.org



Mansion Hill West: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Aug 21, 2014 6pm

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.org, 608-441-8864


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 9, 2014 11am

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


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

Aug 23, 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


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


Historic East Isthmus Bike Tour

Aug 2, 2014 11am

Meet behind Machinery Row building, 601 Williamson St., Madison
Bring your bicycle (or rent one from Machinery Row Bicycles or the nearby Madison B-cycle station) and tour Madison’s East Side, including Orton Park, the Marquette Bungalows district, one of Madison’s many effigy mounds, and revitalized industrialized buildings. Tour lasts about 2 hours and covers 6 miles on city streets and bike paths. $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

Aug 14, 2014 6pm

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


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

Aug 16, 2014 11am

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.

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

Aug 7, 2014 6pm

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


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