This coming week, in events that get to your heart through your stomach.
Friday, April 1
Saturday, April 2
It's about midway between the fall lutefisk dinners and Syttende Mai -- and if you don't know what that means, you must not be from around here. Go Scando this weekend with Norwegian Frokost, a traditional smorgasbord breakfast and bake sale, with the Sons of Norway Idun Lodge, 2262 Winnebago St., 9 a.m.-noon, $9.50 adults and $4.50 kids 6-12. Call 277-8190 for more info.
More events this week
Tuesday, March 29
Seed Starting with Charles Dykman class, with the instructor detailing how to start tomato plants from seed, as well as seed selection and saving, watering and artificial light, and transplantations. Willy Street Co-op East, 1221 Williamson St., 6-8 p.m., $10 owners and $20 all others. Call 251-6776 for more info.
Green Tuesdays, a film and lecture series organized by about creating a backyard "edible ecotopia" through organic gardening. Monona Library, 1000 Nichols Rd., 6:30 p.m., free. Call 663-2459 for more info.
Wednesday, March 30
In the Kitchen with Cathy cooking class, with Cathy Thomas demonstrating how to prepare a breakfast menu of smoothies, coconut yogurt, and crepes. Willy Street Co-op East, 1221 Williamson St., 6-8 p.m., $15 owners and $25 all others. Call 251-6776 for more info.
Madison Central Park public meeting, with supporters of community gardens and edible landscaping encouraged to turn out and share their thoughts on the latest plan for the space. Research Products Lab, 130 S. Ingersoll St., 6-8 p.m. Call 220-9001 for more info.
Thursday, March 31
Friday, April 1
Fight Hunger for April Fools, a semi-formal fundraiser organized by the , and featuring a dinner of cranberry chicken or sweet potato lentil stew, along with music and dancing. Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Dr., 7 p.m., $35. Call 575-5054 for more info.
Saturday, April 2
"Taste of the Market" breakfast at the The Madison Club preparing a menu of a breakfast sandwich (homemade buttermilk biscuit with sausage or carmelized shiitake mushroom, fried onions, cheddar and Jack cheeses, and prosciutto gravy or chili cream sauce), roasted root vegetable hash, and raspberry sour cream coffee cake. Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St., 8 a.m.-noon, $7.50 adults and $3.75 kids and smaller portions. Call 455-1999 for more info.
Underground Kitchen cocktail class, a series of hand-on workshops in which bartenders teach and lead participants in how to craft drinks, with this first exploring the canon of classics like the Martinez, Maritini, Manhattan, and Old Fashioned, as well as elements like shaking versus stirring, dilution, vermouth and bitters, and hand cut ice cubes. Underground Kitchen, 127 E. Mifflin St., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $55 for one class and $100 for two or $140 for all three. Email bar at undergroundfoodcollective dot org for more.
Sunday, April 3
REAP snack prep, with volunteers needed to prepare and package fresh, healthy, and locally-grown treats for kids at 14 elementary schools around Madison. Food, Faith & Earth Day, an annual , a keynote address by Edgewood College professor John Leonard, panels, workshops, and conversation. James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2146 E. Johnson St., 1-7 p.m., $12 for meal. Call 819-0689 for more info.
Monday, April 4
Save the date
Sunday, April 10
Thursday, April 28