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Project FACE
Cooperative effort by Dane County agencies offers ongoing mental-health support for residents at locations countywide. Info: clewis@ccmadison.org or 256-2358

Support GroupsDaily starting 04/01/11
Family Court Assistance Project
Offers free help completing/filing forms to self-represented Dane County residents, by appointment, at the Courthouse & Villager Mall. RSVP: 608-262-2301

General NoticesDaily starting 04/01/11
Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin Caregiver Support Groups
20+ monthly meetings at locations around Dane County: www.alzwisc.org. 608-232-3400

Support GroupsDaily starting 12/01/12
Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Groups
Monthly meetings at locations around Dane County: alz.org/scwisc. 203-8500

Support GroupsDaily starting 05/13/13
Narcotics Anonymous
Free support/education meetings offered daily at various locations: www.wisconsinna.org. Helpline: 888-431-7526

Support GroupsDaily starting 07/01/13
Gamblers Anonymous
7 pm Thursdays & Tuesdays, 8:30 am Saturdays & 11 am Sundays, Wil-Mar Center; and 7 pm Mondays, Fitchburg Serenity Club. 608-283-5800

Support GroupsDaily starting 09/12/13
Madison Area Overeaters Anonymous
Meetings daily; for updated schedule: www.region5oa.org. 608-663-8823

Support GroupsDaily starting 12/06/13
Feline Adoptions
Cats/kittens, noon-3 pm Saturdays & Sundays, Country Animal Haven, Stoughton. 608-212-8729

Special InterestsSaturdays @ 12:00pm
Feline Adoptions
Cats/kittens, noon-3 pm Saturdays & Sundays, Country Animal Haven, Stoughton. 608-212-8729

Special InterestsSundays @ 12:00pm
Second Harvest Foodbank Volunteers
Sought for food sorting/repacking, custodial & other duties, weekdays, 2802 Dairy Dr. Info: www.secondharvestmadison.org. 608-216-7214

Good WorksDaily starting 01/01/14
Center for Families Volunteers
Sought for childcare, transportation, office help, parent mentoring & more. Info: megm@centerforfamilies.org. 608-241-5150

Good WorksDaily starting 01/01/14
Food Pantry Donations
Community Action Coalition collects/distributes non-perishable items at locations throughout Dane County. Info: www.cacscw.org/food.php. 608-246-4730

Good WorksDaily starting 01/01/14
Women Surviving Domestic Violence Support Group
6:30-8:30 pm Thursdays & Wednesdays; Spanish-speaking group 1 pm Tuesdays. Call for sign-up & confidential location: 608-251-4445

Support GroupsTuesdays @ 1:00pm
Women Surviving Domestic Violence Support Group
6:30-8:30 pm Thursdays & Wednesdays; Spanish-speaking group 1 pm Tuesdays. Call for sign-up & confidential location: 608-251-4445

Support GroupsWednesdays @ 6:30pm
Women Surviving Domestic Violence Support Group
6:30-8:30 pm Thursdays & Wednesdays; Spanish-speaking group 1 pm Tuesdays. Call for sign-up & confidential location: 608-251-4445

Support GroupsThursdays @ 6:30pm
Sports for Active Seniors
Yearly membership includes hundreds of seasonal activities: sportsforactiveseniors.org. 608-244-5582

SeniorsDaily starting 05/19/14
Ten Variations on a Theme
Corn crib installations, 8/23-4/1, 771 Silver Ln., near Edgerton (reception 1-5 pm, 8/23, with artist talks 3:30 pm), by Arthur Durkee, Thomas Ferrella, Emily McCabe, Mark Nelson, Rebecca Power, Kyle Richmond, John Steines/David Ott, Amy Wencel, Michael Winter. silverwoodart@gmail.com. 608-289-9627

ArtDaily starting 08/23/14
Breast & Cervical Cancer Screenings
Free checkups available at 25 Dane County clinics for age/income eligible women through Wisconsin Well Woman Program: www.publichealthmdc.com/wwwp. 608-242-6385

HealthDaily starting 10/01/14
Winter Parking Regulations
Madison's alternate-side parking rules are in effect 1-7 am, 11/15-3/15: Park on the even-numbered side of the street on even-numbered days and on the odd-numbered side on odd-numbered days. Exception: Alternate side parking only in effect during a declared snow emergency in the Downtown/Isthmus Snow Emergency Zone (bounded by lakes Monona & Mendota, south to Park & Proudfit streets, west to Thornton Avenue & north to Yahara River). $20 fine for violations ($60 during declared emergency or in Snow Emergency Zone; add $50 if towed). www.cityofmadison.com/winter. 608-261-9111

General NoticesDaily starting 01/01/15
Neighborhood Grant Program
City of Madison invites group proposals through 3/2; grant workshop 6 pm, 1/13, Madison Municipal Building-Room LL110. Info: www.cityofmadison.com/neighborhoods. 608-267-1131

General NoticesDaily starting 01/02/15 @ 6:00pm
Madison Water Utility Rebate Program
Up to $100/unit available for replacement of older toilets with EPA-rated models (see epa.gov/watersense/pp/find_het.htm). Available for residential customers & apartment buildings. Forms/info: www.cityofmadison.com/water. 608-266-4651

General NoticesDaily starting 01/06/15
Job Search Support Group
Free meeting for unemployed professionals, 10 am-noon Tuesdays, 21 N. Park St. 608-263-6960

Special InterestsTuesdays @ 10:00am
1 Million Cups
Free meetup for entrepreneurs, funders & mentors, 9 am Wednesdays, 100state. 100Statemadison.sites.1millioncups.com

Special InterestsWednesdays
Lamppost Players Children's Theater
Seeking actors for their summer production of "The Horse & His Boy" (rehearsals begin in June). $100 fee. RSVP by 4/1: 608-256-6282

Kids StuffDaily starting 01/14/15
Home Chore Volunteer Program
Madison Coalition of Older Adults seeks volunteers to help older adults of modest means remain at home by assisting with household chores. madisonhomechore@gmail.com. 608-243-5252

Good WorksDaily starting 01/22/15
Theater Bus
Invites reservations for: "The Nerd," 3/14, Sunset Playhouse, Elm Grove (departs 9:45-10:30 am, $68, RSVP by 2/23); "The Verdict," 3/21, Rock Valley College Studio Theatre, Rockford, Ill. (departs 9:45-10:30 am, $70; RSVP by 3/9); "Farce of Nature," 4/19, Bell Tower Theater, Dubuque, Iowa (departs 9:30-10:15 am, $75; RSVP by 3/23); "Jeeves Takes A Bow," 4/29, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (departs 9-9:45 am, $78; RSVP by 3/27); "Sex Please, We're Sixty," 4/26, Rhode Center for the Arts, Kenosha (trip full). RSVP: theaterbus@tds.net. 608-257-0003

SeniorsDaily starting 01/29/15
SMART Recovery
Self-Management & Recovery Training, free support for abstinence from addictive behaviors, 7 pm Wednesdays, Wil-Mar Center; and 7 pm Thursdays, New Self-Renewal Center. madisonsmartrecovery.com. 608-520-0458

Support GroupsThursdays @ 7:00pm
Cassius Callender
Photographs, 1/30-4/29, UW School of Nursing-Enroth Hall. 608-263-5992

ArtDaily starting 01/30/15
Dane County Snowmobile & Ski Trails
All trails closed as of 2/8. Updates: www.countyofdane.com/lwrd/parks. 608-242-4576

RecreationDaily starting 02/02/15
RSVP for Overture's Rising Stars
Annual talent search program welcomes auditions by ages 6 & up, 3/28-8/8, at various locations (all bands audition on 7/18). RSVP: overturecenter.org/risingstars. 608-258-4177

Arts NoticesDaily starting 02/04/15
Madison Area Music Awards Voting
First round, 2/10-3/9. $5 membership fee. themamas.org

Music: More MusicDaily starting 02/10/15
Call for Art
Madison Community Discourse invites applications for juried exhibition (set for June) through 4/25: madisoncommunitydiscourse.com

ArtDaily starting 02/11/15
Winnebago Studios Artists
Paintings, 2/20-3/25, Artist & Craftsman's Supply, 203 W. Gorham St. 608-251-2977

ArtDaily starting 02/20/15
Middleton Comprehensive Plan
Public input sought on update: 11:40 am, 2/24, Middleton High School (student engagement focus); 7 pm, 2/25, Kromrey Middle School; 6 pm, 3/2, Elm Lawn Elementary School; 3:30 pm, 3/4, Cocina Real (Spanish translation available); 9 am, 3/7, Middleton City Hall; 7 pm, 3/12, Sauk Trail Elementary School; 11:45 am, 3/18, Wisconsin Bank & Trust, 8420 Mineral Point Rd.; 7 pm, 3/18, VFW Post 821. 6608-821-8370

General NoticesDaily starting 02/24/15
Plant Dane! Program
Native plants available at discounted cost to homeowners, municipalities, schools & nonprofits, with orders accepted through 3/16: www.myfairlakes.com. 608-224-3746

MarketsGardensDaily starting 02/26/15
South Madison Coalition of the Elderly
Romnes Apartments: Cards/games 1 pm Mondays; Yoga 3 pm Wednesdays. Quaker Housing: Cards/games 1 pm Fridays. Lunch served 11:30 am Mondays-Fridays at Romnes Apts. & Quaker Housing. $7.50 ($4 donation ages 60+). RSVP by noon, previous weekday: 608-251-8405

SeniorsDaily starting 03/02/15
American Red Cross Blood Drives
8:30 am-1:30 pm, 3/5, American Family Insurance HQ-Building C; 1-6 pm, 3/5, Eastside Elementary School, Sun Prairie; 10 am-3 pm, 3/5-6, UW Union South; 12:30-5:30 pm, 3/9, McFarland Lutheran Church; 10 am-3 pm, 3/10, UW Health Sciences Learning Center; 11 am-4 pm, 3/10, UW Engineering, 1550 Engineering Dr.; 1-5 pm, 3/11, Holy Family Church, Marshall; 10 am-3 pm, 3/12, UW Red Gym; 1-6 pm, 3/12, Province Hill Apartments. RSVP: redcrossblood.org. 800-733-2767

HealthDaily starting 03/05/15
UW Climate Change Symposium
UW Center for Climatic Research event, 3-6:30 pm on 3/5, Genetics-Biotechnology Center Auditorium; and 1:30-5:30 pm, 3/6, Mechanical Engineering Building. Free. Schedule: ccr.aos.wisc.edu. 608-262-2839

EnvironmentDaily starting 03/05/15
Call for Artists & Crafters
For Sun Valley Presbyterian Church's Strawberry Festival (set for 6/20). $45/booth ($35 through 6/1). Deadline: 6/15. Info/RSVP: strawberryfest@sunvalleypres.com. 815-624-4867

Arts NoticesDaily starting 03/05/15
One City Early Learning Centers Kick-off
Info on summer 2015 launch, 5:30-7:30 pm, 3/6, CUNA Mutual Conference Center, with speakers, music, refreshments. RSVP: www.facebook.com/onecityearlylearning. 608-819-6566

Kids Stuff03/06/15 @ 5:30pm
Watertown Players' "Love, Sex & the I.R.S."
Comedy, 7 pm, 2/27-28 & 3/6-7, Watertown Players Theatre. $16 ($12 adv.). 920-261-3323

Theater and DanceDaily starting 03/06/15 @ 7:00pm
Beginner Milonga
Open dance, 8:30-10 pm, 3/6, Tango House of Madison, 516 Orchard St. Donations (free lesson 7:30 pm). 608-332-9113

Dancing03/06/15
Church Women United
Annual World Way of Prayer celebration, 9 am, 3/6, Glenwood Moravian Community Church. 608-203-5567

Special Interests03/06/15 @ 9:00am
WIAA State High School Gymnastics Tournament
March-in at 1:35 pm on 3/6 and 10:45 am, 3/7, Lincoln Field House, Wisconsin Rapids. $6/session. 715-344-8580

SportsDaily starting 03/06/15
Broken Dart Players Submissions
Premises/info from local residents sought through 3/13 for "My Life is a Sitcom" production, to be written by Rob Matsushita, Karen Saari, Sunny Schomaker & Andrew Rohn. Guidelines: www.facebook.com/brokendartplayers

Arts NoticesDaily starting 03/06/15
Stone Fence Grand Opening
Gifts/accessories store at new location, 5:30-8 pm, 3/6, 2322 Atwood Ave., with music by Brother Rye, refreshments. 608-238-4331

Special Interests03/06/15
UW Arboretum Volunteer Work Day
Wingra oak savanna, 9 am-noon, 3/7, meet at Arbor Dr. parking lot. Canceled if precipitation/below 10 degrees. 608-265-5214

Environment03/07/15 @ 9:00am
Ice Age Trail Alliance-Dane County Work Day
Savanna restoration, 9 am, 3/7, 8844 Table Bluff Rd., Cross Plains. nattrails@aol.com. 608-249-2421

Environment03/07/15 @ 9:00am
Ice Age Trail Alliance-Dane County Work Day
Restoration/trail clearing, 9 am, 3/7, Brooklyn State Wildlife Area (meet at Hwy. DD lot). djwallac@wisc.edu. 608-835-5144

Environment03/07/15 @ 9:00am
Madison Gay Video Club
"The Deception" & "Heavy Load," 8 pm, 3/7, confidential location: www.mgvc.org. 608-244-8690

LGBT03/07/15 @ 8:00pm
DART Entertainment's "Flanagan's Wake"
Dinner theater interpretation of an Irish wake, 6:30 pm on 3/7 & 13-14 and 1 pm, 3/8 & 15, Northwoods, Portage. $27.95. 608-566-7138

Theater and DanceDaily starting 03/07/15
Middleton Comprehensive Plan
Public input sought on update: 11:40 am, 2/24, Middleton High School (student engagement focus); 7 pm, 2/25, Kromrey Middle School; 6 pm, 3/2, Elm Lawn Elementary School; 3:30 pm, 3/4, Cocina Real (Spanish translation available); 9 am, 3/7, Middleton City Hall; 7 pm, 3/12, Sauk Trail Elementary School; 11:45 am, 3/18, Wisconsin Bank & Trust, 8420 Mineral Point Rd.; 7 pm, 3/18, VFW Post 821. 6608-821-8370

General Notices03/07/15
Pinewood Derby
Mohawk District Cub Scouts event (open to all), racing 10:30 am-1 pm, 3/7, Smart Toyota, plus educational stations beginning at 9 am. Specators free ($6 to race). www.glaciersedge.org/districts/mohawk-district-2

Kids Stuff03/07/15 @ 9:00am
Charity Jamboree
Noon, 3/7, Brass Ring, Brink Lounge & High Noon Saloon, with music by 25+ local bands. $25 donation ($20 adv.). Schedule: www.charityjamboree.com. This marathon concert series benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the American Diabetes Association and the Carbone Cancer Center, and features such local stars as the Blue Olives, Mama Digdown's Brass Band, the People Brothers Band and Primitive Culture, among others. There are also sets at the neighboring Brink Lounge (12:30 pm-12:45 am) and Brass Ring (12-5:30 pm).

Music: More Music03/07/15Pick
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Gathering to increase representation of LBGTQ & female-identified editors on the web site, 1-5 pm, 3/7, 30 W. Mifflin St.-Sixth Floor. Bring laptop. 608-395-4956

Words03/07/15 @ 1:00pm
The Prairie Enthusiasts Volunteer Work Day
9 am-noon, 3/7, Rettenmund Prairie, Fesenfeld Road, Black Earth. 608-278-9308

Environment03/07/15 @ 9:00am
Ice Age Trail Alliance-Dane County Work Day
Savanna restoration, 9 am, 3/8, Lodi Marsh State Wildlife Area (Twin Pines lot). jonbishop@global.t-bird.edu. 608-441-9827

Environment03/08/15 @ 9:00am
UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve Work Day
1-3 pm, 3/8, meet at Frautschi Point parking lot. Canceled if precipitation/below 10 degrees. bscriver@fpm.wisc.edu. 608-220-5560

Environment03/08/15 @ 1:00pm
John Duggleby
Family concert, 2 pm, 3/8, St. Mary's Care Center. Free. 608-845-1000

Music: More Music03/08/15 @ 2:00pm
Polka Dance
With Don Peachey Band, 1:30 pm, 3/8, Ixonia Firemen's Hall. 920-261-0967

Out of Town03/08/15 @ 1:30pm
Draw Madison
Sketching group, 1 pm, 3/8, 3809 Mineral Point Rd. 608-221-9618

Arts Notices03/08/15 @ 1:00pm
Upper Sugar River Watershed Association
Annual meeting/open house, 12:30-3:30 pm, 3/8, Epic-Delphi Room, Verona, with screening of "The Price of Sand," discussion of frac sand mining with geologist Jay Zambito Free. www.usrwa.org. 608-437-7707

Environment03/08/15 @ 12:30pm
MACN Week
Madison Area Chefs Network participants mash-up of menus & kitchens, 3/9-15, various locations; concludes with a small plates dinner fundraiser for Second Harvest Foodbank, 5 pm, 3/15, Sardine ($75; isthmustickets.com). Info: macnweek.com

Special EventsDaily starting 03/09/15
RSVP for Alzheimer's Caregiver Workshop
Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin seminar, 8:30 am-noon, 3/13, Oak Park Place, with talk by radio host Lori La Bey. $30. RSVP by 3/9: alzwisc.org. 608-232-3400

Health03/09/15 @ 8:30am
UW Fashion Week
MODA magazine events: Couture & Cocktails social, 8 pm, 3/9, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art; Swap & Shop, 6:30-9 pm, 3/11, UW Union South; runway show, 8 pm, 3/13, Union South-Varsity Hall, with designs by students & area designers. Free. www.facebook.com/modamadison

Special Events03/09/15 @ 8:00pm
StageQ Auditions
Performers sought for March/April "All Queer Variety Show," 6-9 pm, 3/9, 148 E. Wilson St. info@stageq.com

Arts Notices03/09/15 @ 6:00pm
Be a Hero, Learn CPR
Free training for ages 12 & up, 6 pm, 3/9, Meriter Monona Clinic, 6408 Copps Ave. RSVP: www.meriter.com

Health03/09/15 @ 6:00pm
Birds of Lake Wisconsin
Talk by Mike Mossman (Wisconsin DNR), 6:30 pm, 3/9, Lodi Library. 608-843-3924

Environment03/09/15 @ 6:30pm
Historic Handicrafts
Free all-ages "Celtic knot" workshop, 3:30 pm, 3/10, Mount Horeb Area Historical Society Museum. 608-437-6486

Kids Stuff03/10/15 @ 3:30pm
Social Security & Your Retirement
Free Summit Credit Union talk, 5 pm, 3/10, CUNA, 5810 Mineral Point Rd. RSVP: www.summitcreditunion.com. 800-236-5560 x4012

Special Interests03/10/15 @ 5:00pm
UW Fashion Week
MODA magazine events: Couture & Cocktails social, 8 pm, 3/9, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art; Swap & Shop, 6:30-9 pm, 3/11, UW Union South; runway show, 8 pm, 3/13, Union South-Varsity Hall, with designs by students & area designers. Free. www.facebook.com/modamadison

Special Events03/11/15 @ 8:00pm
Line Breaks
UW Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives annual free spoken word/hip-hop conference, with performances 6:30 pm on 3/11-14 & 16-17 and 2 pm, 3/15, Overture Center-Promenade Hall; panel discussions noon, 3/14-16, Red Gym. Schedule: linebreaks.wisc.edu. 608-890-1006

WordsDaily starting 03/11/15
Yahara Lakes 101
Clean Lakes Alliance series, lake/stream impact on climate, 7:30 am, 3/12, Bluephies Cafe-Verex Building. $10. RSVP: cleanlakesalliance.com. 608-255-1000

Environment03/12/15
Madison Water Utility Rebate Program
Up to $100/unit available for replacement of older toilets with EPA-rated models (see epa.gov/watersense/pp/find_het.htm). Available for residential customers & apartment buildings. Forms/info: www.cityofmadison.com/water. 608-266-4651

General NoticesDaily starting 03/12/15
Contemporary Issues in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
UW Students for Justice in Palestine lecture by Norman Finkelstein, 7 pm, 3/12, Educational Sciences Building-Room 204. 608-317-7071

Politics03/12/15 @ 7:00pm
American Red Cross Blood Drives
10 am-3 pm, 3/12, UW Red Gym; 1-6 pm, 3/12, Province Hill Apartments; 10 am-3 pm, 3/13 UW Union South; 7-11 am, 3/14, St. John's Lutheran Church, Oregon; 1-6 pm, 3/17, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Middleton; 1-6 pm, 3/17, UW Smith Hall; 8 am-2 pm, 3/19, Madison Municipal Bldg.; 10 am-3 pm, 3/19, UW Union South; noon-5 pm, 3/19, UW Grainger Hall; 1-6 pm, 3/19, Lake Edge United Church of Christ. RSVP: redcrossblood.org. 800-733-2767

HealthDaily starting 03/12/15
WIAA State High School Girls Basketball Tournament
3/12-14, Resch Center, Green Bay. $10/session. 715-344-8580

SportsDaily starting 03/12/15
Buying a Home as a Veteran
Free seminar designed for military veterans, 6 pm, 3/12, Dryhooch, 106 Williamson St.-Suite 2. 608-729-4058

Special Interests03/12/15 @ 6:00pm
Mark Pocan Town Hall Meeting
Southwest Wisconsin Area Progressives event, 7 pm, 3/12, Mount Horeb Community Center. 608-845-7312

Government03/12/15 @ 7:00pm
Middleton Comprehensive Plan
Public input sought on update: 11:40 am, 2/24, Middleton High School (student engagement focus); 7 pm, 2/25, Kromrey Middle School; 6 pm, 3/2, Elm Lawn Elementary School; 3:30 pm, 3/4, Cocina Real (Spanish translation available); 9 am, 3/7, Middleton City Hall; 7 pm, 3/12, Sauk Trail Elementary School; 11:45 am, 3/18, Wisconsin Bank & Trust, 8420 Mineral Point Rd.; 7 pm, 3/18, VFW Post 821. 6608-821-8370

General Notices03/12/15
Madison Public Schools
No school, 3/13. 608-663-1879

Families03/13/15
UW Fashion Week
MODA magazine events: Couture & Cocktails social, 8 pm, 3/9, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art; Swap & Shop, 6:30-9 pm, 3/11, UW Union South; runway show, 8 pm, 3/13, Union South-Varsity Hall, with designs by students & area designers. Free. www.facebook.com/modamadison

Special Events03/13/15 @ 8:00pm
US Speedskating Short Track Age Class Nationals
3/13-15, Verona Ice Arena. www.teamusa.org/US-Speedskating. 608-845-7465

SportsDaily starting 03/13/15
DART Entertainment's "Flanagan's Wake"
Dinner theater interpretation of an Irish wake, 6:30 pm on 3/7 & 13-14 and 1 pm, 3/8 & 15, Northwoods, Portage. $27.95. 608-566-7138

Theater and DanceDaily starting 03/13/15
Understanding Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Memory Loss
Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance workshop, 8:30 am-noon, 3/13, Oak Park Place, with keynote by Lori La Bey. $30. RSVP: www.alzwisc.org. 608-232-3400

Health03/13/15
Ice Age Trail Alliance-Dane County Work Day
Brush clearing, 9 am, 3/14, Cross Plains Ice Age National Scientific Reserve, 8107 Old Sauk Pass Rd. nattrails@aol.com. 608-249-2421

Environment03/14/15 @ 9:00am
Cycle for Sight
Indoor stationary bike ride benefit for UW McPherson Eye Research Institute, 8 am-noon, 3/14, UW SERF, UW Natatorium & Princeton Club-West. $10 (pledges also encouraged). RSVP: cycleforsight.wisc.edu. 608-265-0690

Recreation03/14/15 @ 8:00am
Green Whimsy Consignment Sale
Scrapbooking/craft supplies, 10 am-3 pm, 3/14-15, Comfort Inn & Suites, DeForest. Free admission. 608-620-5205

Special InterestsDaily starting 03/14/15 @ 10:00am
Men Who Cook
Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's annual scholarship fundraiser, with audience voting on dishes cooked by local male celebrities, 3 pm, 3/14, CUNA Mutual Conference Center. $25 ($5 ages 10 & under). www.kappa-psi-omega-chapter-alpha-kappa-alpha-sorority.com

Special Events03/14/15 @ 3:00pm
Speechcraft for Leaders & Speakers
Eastside Toastmasters Club series, 9 am Saturdays, 3/14-4/25, Bruker AXS Inc., Fitchburg. $20. RSVP: 1366.toastmastersclubs.org. 608-276-3096

Special Interests03/14/15
Robbie Fulks & Robbie Gjersoe
7:30 pm, 3/14, Ark Center for the Arts, Viroqua. $20 ($15 adv.). www.artarkviroqua.org. 608-637-7730

Out of Town03/14/15 @ 7:30pm
Southern Wisconsin Trout Unlimited Work Day
Stream bank brush clearing, 9 am-noon, 3/14, along County Hwy. H south of Mount Horeb. RSVP: jim.hess@tds.net

Environment03/14/15 @ 9:00am
Jon Langford
House concert & art exhibit, 5 pm, 3/15, 1326 MacArthur Rd. $15 donation. RSVP: righteousmusicmgmt@gmail.com. 608-358-9453

Music: More Music03/15/15 @ 5:00pm
Shamrock Shuffle
Annual 5K/10K run & 2-mile walk to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, 10 am, 3/15, from State Street (late registration 10 am-4 pm, 3/14, Orpheum; no day-of registration); post race party at State Street Brats. $35. shamrock-shuffle.squarespace.com

Recreation03/15/15
Celebrate Spring!
11 am-3 pm, 3/15, Polish Center of Wisconsin, Franklin, with crafts, music, reception for "Mixing it Up" mixed media art show. Free. 414-529-2140

Out of Town03/15/15 @ 1:00pm
A 'do for DAIS
Participating salons contribute to Domestic Abuse Intervention Services emergency shelter, 3/15-21; for locations: abuseintervention.org. 608-338-1045

Good WorksDaily starting 03/15/15
Madison Public Schools
Early release for middle/high schoolers, 3/16 & 23. 608-663-1879

Families03/16/15
Wisconsin Green Building Alliance Tour
3:30 pm, 3/16, Lake Mills Elementary School. $20. RSVP: wgba.shuttlepod.org. 414-224-9422

Environment03/16/15 @ 3:30pm
DART Entertainment's "Flanagan's Wake"
Dinner theater interpretation of an Irish wake, 6:30 pm, 3/17, Baraboo Country Club. $38 benefits Baraboo Theatre Guild. 608-622-7283

Theater and Dance03/17/15 @ 6:30pm
Wisconsin Connections Academy Information Session
Virtual K-12 school, 7 pm, 3/17, Starbucks, 2980 Deerfield Dr., Janesville. Free. 414-270-7142

Families03/17/15
Middleton Comprehensive Plan
Public input sought on update: 11:40 am, 2/24, Middleton High School (student engagement focus); 7 pm, 2/25, Kromrey Middle School; 6 pm, 3/2, Elm Lawn Elementary School; 3:30 pm, 3/4, Cocina Real (Spanish translation available); 9 am, 3/7, Middleton City Hall; 7 pm, 3/12, Sauk Trail Elementary School; 11:45 am, 3/18, Wisconsin Bank & Trust, 8420 Mineral Point Rd.; 7 pm, 3/18, VFW Post 821. 6608-821-8370

General Notices03/18/15
Madison Public Schools
Early release elementary schools, no afternoon early childhood/4K, 3/19. 608-663-1879

Families03/19/15
Unlock the Dream
Informational tour, 5:30 pm, 3/19, Habitat for Humanity, 1014 Fiedler Ln. #29. RVSP: www.habitatdane.org. 608-255-1549

General Notices03/19/15 @ 5:30pm
World Records/Vernaculars of the Global Midwest: Buildings & Landscapes, Languages, Music & Song
UW Mayrent Institute conference, 3/19-20, UW Education Bldg.-Room 159; also, "Global Sounds & Jack Pine Savages: World Music Wisconsin-Style" plenary lecture by James Leary, 7:30 pm, 3/19, University Club; and concert, 7 pm, 3/20, University Club. Free. RSVP: mayrentinstitute.wisc.edu. 608-890-4818

WordsDaily starting 03/19/15
Latino Chamber of Commerce Networking
All welcome, 6-8 pm, 3/19, Russ Darrow Kia. RSVP: lccmadison.org. 608-712-3522

Special Interests03/19/15 @ 6:00pm
American Red Cross Blood Drives
8 am-2 pm, 3/19, Madison Municipal Bldg.; 10 am-3 pm, 3/19-20 & 26, UW Union South; noon-5 pm, 3/19, UW Grainger Hall; 1-6 pm, 3/19, Lake Edge United Church of Christ; 8 am-1 pm, 3/20, Stoughton Hospital; 8 am-1 pm, 3/20, U.S. Bank Bldg.-Capitol Square; 8 am-1 pm, 3/20, Dane County Courthouse; 9 am-2 pm, 3/20, UW Navy ROTC; noon-5 pm, 3/20, UW Red Gym; 9 am-2 pm, 3/23, Kohl Center; 9 am-2 pm, 3/23, UW Memorial Library; 1 pm-6 pm, 3/23, Dekorra Lutheran Church, Poynette; 10 am-2 pm, 3/24, First General Services; 9:30 am-2:30 pm, 3/24-26, Capitol; 7:45 am-12:45 pm, 3/25, Wisconsin Dept. of Military Affairs; 2-6 pm, 3/25, Mount Olive Lutheran Church; 8 am-1 pm, 3/26, UW Credit Union; 11:30 am-5:30 pm, 3/26, Portage United Methodist Church. RSVP: redcrossblood.org. 800-733-2767

HealthDaily starting 03/19/15
Career Night
Info for prospective students, 6 pm, 3/19, Concordia University, 2909 Landmark Pl. 608-277-7900

Special Interests03/19/15 @ 6:00pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court Forum
Southwest Wisconsin Area Progressives event with attorney Katherine Polich & Wisconsin Democracy Campaign founder Mike McCabe, 7 pm, 3/19, Mount Horeb Community Center. 608-845-7312

Politics03/19/15 @ 7:00pm
Creating Child-Friendly Outdoor Spaces
Talk, 5:30 pm, 3/19, Woodland Montessori School. $5. RSVP: kknutson@woodland-montessori.org. 608-256-8076

Families03/19/15 @ 5:30pm
Madison Gay Video Club
"4 Moons" & "Dirty Blonds," 8 pm, 3/20, confidential location: www.mgvc.org. 608-244-8690

LGBT03/20/15 @ 8:00pm
Science Expeditions
Annual free events for all ages, 3/20-22, at UW campus venues, with talks, tours, open houses & more; hands-on exploration stations at Discovery Building. Schedule: science.wisc.edu. 608-265-2420

Special EventsDaily starting 03/20/15
Honoring George Crumb at 85
UW School of Music concerts honoring the composer: Lakeshore Rush, 7:30 pm, 3/20, Old Music Hall (free); Contemporary Chamber Ensemble with Clocks in Motion, 7:30 pm, 3/21, Old Music Hall (free); Miranda Cuckson & Nunc, 7:30 pm, 3/22, Humanities Building-Mills Hall ($20); Due East, 8 pm, 3/23, Humanities-Morphy Hall ($10). www.music.wisc.edu. 608-265-2787

Music: More MusicDaily starting 03/20/15
Green Whimsy Consignment Sale
Scrapbooking/stamping/craft/sewing supplies, 10 am-3 pm, 3/21-22, Candlewood Suites, Fitchburg. Free admission. 608-620-5205

Special InterestsDaily starting 03/21/15
UW Arboretum Volunteer Work Day
9 am-noon, 3/21, meet at Grady Tract parking lot. Canceled if precipitation/below 10 degrees. 608-265-5214

Environment03/21/15 @ 9:00am
GirlBOTS: Intro to Lego Robotics
Program designed for girls grades 4-8, 1-4 pm, 3/21, BadgerBOTS Robotics Education Center, Middleton. $12. RSVP: www.badgerbots.org. 608-831-6479

Kids Stuff03/21/15 @ 1:00pm
Madison Audubon Field Trip
"Owl prowl," 6:30 pm, 3/21, Picnic Point (meet at UW Lot 129). carolyn.byers@madisonaudubon.org. 716-390-1554

Environment03/21/15 @ 6:30pm
UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve Work Day
9 am-noon, 3/21, meet at Picnic Point entrance (lot 129). Canceled if precipitation/below 10 degrees. bscriver@fpm.wisc.edu. 608-220-5560

Environment03/21/15 @ 9:00am
Friends of the UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve
Bird/nature walk, 1:30 pm, 3/22, from 3016 Lake Mendota Dr. 608-698-0104

Environment03/22/15 @ 1:30pm
Sun Prairie City Council & Mayoral Candidates Forum
Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition event, 2:30 pm, 3/22, Westside Community Service Building, Sun Prairie. www.sunprairieaction.org. 608-825-2518

Politics03/22/15 @ 2:30pm
Milwaukee Guitar Quartet
4 pm, 3/22, Hawks Inn Visitor Center, Delafield. $10. 262-337-1560

Out of Town03/22/15 @ 4:00pm
MacDowell Club of Milwaukee
"Dynamic Duos: A Two Piano Concert," 3 pm, 3/22, UW-Milwaukee-Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall, Milwaukee. $5 donation. www.macdowellclubmilwaukee.org. 414-793-1404

Out of Town03/22/15 @ 3:00pm
Madison Public Schools
Early release for middle/high schoolers, 3/16 & 23. 608-663-1879

Families03/23/15
Spring Tech Kickoff
Forward Festival networking event, 3/25, 111 N. Fairchild St.-2nd floor. Free. RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-madison-spring-tech-kickoff-tickets-15882172004

Special Interests03/25/15 @ 5:00pm
American Red Cross Blood Drives
8 am-1 pm, 3/26, UW Credit Union; 9:30 am-2:30 pm, 3/26, Capitol; 11:30 am-5:30 pm, 3/26, Portage United Methodist Church; 10 am-3 pm, 3/26-27, UW Union South; 7:30 am-1:30 pm, 3/27, UW Hospital-McConnell Hall; 10 am-2 pm, 3/27, Oakwood Village-University Woods (West); 1:30-6 pm, 3/27, Stoughton Area EMS; noon-5 pm, 3/27, First Presbyterian Church; 10 am-3 pm, 3/30, Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation, 2101 Wright St.; 8:30 am-1 pm, 3/30, Wisconsin DATCP; 7 am-5 pm, 3/31, UW Health Sciences Learning Center. RSVP: redcrossblood.org. 800-733-2767

HealthDaily starting 03/26/15
Flashlight Egg Hunt
MSCR event for grades 5-8, 8 pm, 3/27, secret location near South Towne. $10. RSVP: www.mscr.org. 608-204-3000

Kids Stuff03/27/15 @ 8:00pm
Green Whimsy Consignment Sale
Baby/kids' items, 10 am-7 pm on 3/27 and 10 am-3 pm, 3/28, Ambers Resort & Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells. Free admission. 608-620-5205

Special InterestsDaily starting 03/27/15
Harlem Renaissance Museum Grand Opening
7 pm, 3/28, 1444 E. Washington Ave., with "Harlem in the Heartland" art exhibit. music, speakers & readings. Free. 608-239-0921

Special Events03/28/15 @ 7:00pm
Spring New & Now
Fashion/beauty show, 9 am, 3/28, Boston Store-West Towne, with host Dani Maxwell of WKOW. $10. RSVP: bostonstore.com/newandnow. 608-833-9799

Special Interests03/28/15 @ 9:00am
Madison Public Schools
No school, 3/30-4/6. 608-663-1879

FamiliesDaily starting 03/30/15
Madison Area Music Awards Voting
Final round, 3/30-5/29. $5 membership fee. themamas.org

Music: More MusicDaily starting 03/30/15
Unlock the Dream
Informational tour, 8 am, 4/1, Habitat for Humanity, 1014 Fiedler Ln. #29. RVSP: www.habitatdane.org. 608-255-1549

General Notices04/01/15 @ 8:00am
Opera 101
With Skylight Music Theatre, 7:30 pm, 4/2, Hotel Foster, Milwaukee. Free. 414-291-7800

Out of Town04/02/15 @ 7:30pm
Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay, Evan Murdock
House concert, 9 pm, 4/3, 1326 MacArthur Rd. $10 donation. RSVP: righteousmusicmgmt@gmail.com. 608-358-9453

Music: More Music04/03/15 @ 9:00pm
Beginner Milonga
Open dance, 8:30-10 pm, 4/3, Tango House of Madison, 516 Orchard St. Donations (free lesson 7:30 pm). 608-332-9113

Dancing04/03/15
Ice Age Trail Alliance-Dane County Chapter Hike
Full moon, 7 pm, 4/4, Brooklyn State Wildlife Area (meet at main lot). ahelsley@wisc.edu. 608-231-3479

Environment04/04/15 @ 7:00pm
Madison Area Weed Warriors
Volunteer work day, noon-3 pm, 4/4, Sandburg Woods, 2902 Independence Ln. 608-257-1329

Environment04/04/15 @ 12:00pm
Bird/Nature Walk
1:30 pm, 4/5, Cherokee Marsh-North unit. 608-698-0104

Environment04/05/15 @ 1:30pm
Spring Election
Voters go to the polls between 7 am-8 pm, 4/7. For polling places/ballot info: www.cityofmadison.com/clerk or www.countyofdane.com/clerk. 608-266-4601

Government04/07/15 @ 7:00am
Wisconsin Film Festival
Annual event, 4/9-16, at Chazen Museum of Art, Overture Center, Sundance Cinemas 608 and UW Cinematheque, Elvehjem Bldg. & Union South. www.wifilmfest.org. 608-262-9009

Fairs and FestivalsDaily starting 04/09/15
String Gathering
Annual traditional music jam festival, 4/10-11, Clarion Convention Center, Baraboo. Free. Schedule: stringgathering.org

Music: More MusicDaily starting 04/10/15
Sam Baker, Gerald Dowd
House concert, 9 pm, 4/10, 1326 MacArthur Rd. $15 donation. RSVP: righteousmusicmgmt@gmail.com. 608-358-9453

Music: More Music04/10/15 @ 9:00pm
Earth Day Herb Walk
With herbalist Kathleen Wildwood, 2 pm, 4/11, UW Arboretum; meet at corner of Monroe Street & Arbor Drive. Free. RSVP: kathleen@wildwoodinstitute.com. 608-663-9608

Environment04/11/15 @ 2:00pm
Madison Area Weed Warriors
Volunteer work day, noon-3 pm, 4/11, Cherokee Marsh, 6098 N. Sherman Ave. 608-257-1329

Environment04/11/15 @ 12:00pm
smART [sustainability + Madison + art] Visioning Conversation
Sustain Dane placemaking discussion (for South Madison neighborhoods), 4 pm, 4/11, Zion City Community Outreach Center. 608-819-0689

Arts Notices04/11/15 @ 4:00pm
UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve Work Day
9 am-noon, 4/11, meet at Picnic Point entrance (lot 129). Canceled if precipitation. bscriver@fpm.wisc.edu. 608-220-5560

Environment04/11/15 @ 9:00am
Habitat for Humanity Informational Meeting
For prospective Dane County homeowner applicants: 1 pm on 4/12 or 6 pm, 4/15, Clarion Suites. www.habitatdane.org. 608-255-1549

General Notices04/12/15
Madison Public Schools
Early release for middle/high schoolers, Mondays 4/13-5/18. 608-663-1879

FamiliesMondays
RSVP for Siblings Day
Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin event for brothers/sisters of kids with special needs, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, 4/18, Madison's west side. $7. RSVP by 4/14: 608-442-5555

Kids Stuff04/14/15
Habitat for Humanity Informational Meeting
For prospective Dane County homeowner applicants: 1 pm on 4/12 or 6 pm, 4/15, Clarion Suites. www.habitatdane.org. 608-255-1549

General Notices04/15/15
Unlock the Dream
Informational tour, 5:30 pm, 4/16, Habitat for Humanity, 1014 Fiedler Ln. #29. RVSP: www.habitatdane.org. 608-255-1549

General Notices04/16/15 @ 5:30pm
Madison Public Schools
Early release elementary schools, no afternoon early childhood/4K, 4/17. 608-663-1879

Families04/17/15
Madison Audubon Field Trip
Birding with Friends of Cherokee Marsh, 6:30 pm, 4/11=7, Cherokee Marsh North Unit, 6098 N. Sherman Ave. 608-277-7959

Environment04/17/15 @ 6:30pm
Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer
House concert, 7:30 pm, 4/17, 451 N. Few St. $18 ($15 ages under 18). RSVP: annedave@chorus.net

Music: More Music04/17/15 @ 7:30pm
Madison Area Weed Warriors
Volunteer work day, noon-3 pm, 4/18, Owen Conservation Park, 6021 Old Sauk Rd. 608-257-1329

Environment04/18/15 @ 12:00pm
Parkinson's Disease Half Marathon
Plus 5K run, 1-mile walk & kids' run fundraiser, 8 am, 4/18, Glacial Drumlin Trailhead, Cottage Grove. $55-$25. RSVP: sites.google.com/site/parkinsonshalfmarathon5k. 608-692-3566

Recreation04/18/15
Madison Audubon Field Trip
Beginning birding, 6:30 pm, 4/18, Picnic Point (meet at UW Lot 129). carolyn.byers@madisonaudubon.org. 716-390-1554

Environment04/18/15 @ 6:30pm
Kenilworth Building Open Studios
Art school open house of 100+ artists, 11 am-2 pm, 4/18, UW-Milwaukee, with performances, demos, film screenings. Schedule: uwm.edu/kos. 414-229-6688

Out of Town04/18/15 @ 11:00am
Early Music Now
"Music for Canterbury Cathedral," by Blue Heron, 5 pm, 4/18, St. Joseph Center Chapel, Milwaukee. $44-$28. 414-225-3113

Out of Town04/18/15
Musica Maxima
David Newman & Zephyr, 3 pm, 4/19, First Congregational Church, Beloit. Free/donations. 608-362-4821

Music: More Music04/19/15 @ 3:00pm
UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve Work Day
9 am-noon, 4/19, meet at Picnic Point entrance (lot 129). Canceled if precipitation. bscriver@fpm.wisc.edu. 608-220-5560

Environment04/19/15 @ 9:00am
Mount Horeb Village Wide Garage Sales
4/25-26. 437-5914

Special InterestsDaily starting 04/24/15
Madison Area Weed Warriors
Volunteer work day, noon-3 pm, 4/25, Elvehjem Sanctuary, 1202 Painted Post Rd. 608-257-1329

Environment04/25/15 @ 12:00pm
Old Blind Dogs
Celtic/Scottish concert, 7 pm, 4/25, Larry's, S7863 Hwy. G, Hillpoint/Loreto Ridge. $20. RSVP: www.mccluskeybros.com. 608-986-3760

Music: More Music04/25/15 @ 7:00pm
Free Document Shredding
For individuals, up to three bags/50 pounds, 8:30-11 am, 4/25, SVA, 1221 John Q Hammons Dr.; or WISC-TV, 7025 Raymond Rd. www.bbb.org/wisconsin/shredfest

General Notices04/25/15
Musica Maxima
Ian Nie & Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra, 3 pm, 4/26, First Congregational Church, Beloit. Free/donations. 608-362-4821

Music: More Music04/26/15 @ 3:00pm
May Day in Madison
Annual rally for labor rights, immigration reform & fair treatment for all, gather 3:30 pm, 5/1, Brittingham Park, for march to rally at Capitol. 866-476-0884

Politics05/01/15 @ 3:30pm
Madison Craft Beer Week
Tastings, brewer meet & greets and more (including various free events), 5/1-10, at Madison area locations. Schedule: www.madbeerweek.com

Special EventsDaily starting 05/01/15
Beginner Milonga
Open dance, 8:30-10 pm, 5/1, Tango House of Madison, 516 Orchard St. Donations (free lesson 7:30 pm). 608-332-9113

Dancing05/01/15
Madison Audubon Field Trip
Waterfowl, 6:30 pm, 5/1, Nine Springs E-Way, 1917 Moorland Rd. pfissel@wisc.edu. 608-226-0260

Environment05/01/15 @ 6:30pm
Madison Area Weed Warriors
Volunteer work day, noon-3 pm, 5/2, Turville Woods, 1155 Olin-Turville Ct. 608-257-1329

Environment05/02/15 @ 12:00pm
MadCity Bazaar
Artisans, vintage items, food carts, 10 am-4 pm, 5-2/3, East Washington Avenue at First Street. www.madcitybazaar.com

Special InterestsDaily starting 05/02/15 @ 10:00am
UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve Work Day
9 am-noon, 5/2, meet at Picnic Point entrance (lot 129). Canceled if precipitation. bscriver@fpm.wisc.edu. 608-220-5560

Environment05/02/15 @ 9:00am
Bird/Nature Walk
1:30 pm, 5/3, Cherokee Marsh-North unit. 608-698-0104

Environment05/03/15 @ 1:30pm
Marquette-Atwood Neighborhood Art Walk
Annual self-guided tour of artists' studios, 11 am-5 pm, 5/3; maps at www.facebook.com/marquetteartwalk. Free. 608-286-1776

Art05/03/15 @ 11:00am
Leo & Anto
House concert, 8 pm, 5/7, 1326 MacArthur Rd. $25 donation. RSVP: righteousmusicmgmt@gmail.com. 608-358-9453

Music: More Music05/07/15 @ 8:00pm
Mount Horeb MixPo
Local business expo, 5-7:30 pm, 5/7, Mount Horeb Fire Station. Free admission. 608-437-5914

Special Interests05/07/15
Opera 101
With Skylight Music Theatre, 7:30 pm, 5/7, Hotel Foster, Milwaukee. Free. 414-291-7800

Out of Town05/07/15 @ 7:30pm
Madison Area Weed Warriors
Volunteer work day, noon-3 pm, 5/9, Heritage Sancturary, 625 Meadowlark Dr. 608-257-1329

Environment05/09/15 @ 12:00pm
Madison Audubon Field Trip
Birding, 6:30 am, 5/9, Governor's Island (meet at end of Cinder Lane). theluckiest2775@gmail.com. 608-215-9732

Environment05/09/15 @ 6:30am
UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve Work Day
9 am-noon, 5/9, meet at Picnic Point entrance (lot 129). Canceled if precipitation. bscriver@fpm.wisc.edu. 608-220-5560

Environment05/09/15 @ 9:00am
Early Music Now
"Celebrating the Clarinet" with Eric Hoeprich, Tanya Tomkins, Eric Zivian, 7:30 pm, 5/9, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee. $44-$28. 414-225-3113

Out of Town05/09/15 @ 7:30pm
Sierra Club Evening Hike
6:30 pm, 5/12, Ice Age Junction (meet at Hwy. PD south side parking lot). www.4lakes.org

Environment05/12/15 @ 6:30pm
UW Spring Commencement
Doctoral & professional degrees, 5:30 pm, 5/15, Kohl Center; all bachelor's & master's degrees, noon, 5/16, Camp Randall, with address by Katie Couric on Saturday. commencement.wisc.edu. 608-263-2400

General NoticesDaily starting 05/15/15
Madison Area Weed Warriors
Volunteer work day, noon-3 pm, 5/16, Edna Taylor Conservation Park, 802 Femrite Dr. 608-257-1329

Environment05/16/15 @ 12:00pm
MadCity Bazaar
Artisans, vintage items, food carts, 10 am-4 pm, 5-16-17, East Washington Avenue at First Street. www.madcitybazaar.com

Special InterestsDaily starting 05/16/15 @ 10:00am
Wisconsin Green Building Alliance
Coffee/baked goods & discussion of building codes with Jeff Boldt, 7 am, 5/19, KJWW. $10. RSVP: wgba.shuttlepod.org. 414-224-9422

Environment05/19/15 @ 7:00am
Journey of Jazz
Greater Madison Jazz Consortium concert/lecture by Hanah Jon Taylor Quintet, 6 pm, 5/22, Marshall Library. Free. 608-655-3123

Music: More Music05/22/15 @ 6:00pm
Madison Area Weed Warriors
Volunteer work day, noon-3 pm, 5/23, Hiestand Park, 4302 Milwaukee St. 608-257-1329

Environment05/23/15 @ 12:00pm
Madison Public Schools
No school, 5/25. 608-663-1879

Families05/25/15
Holiday Refuse/Recycling Collection
No pickup on Memorial Day, 5/25; pickup will be on Tuesday, 5/26. www.cityofmadison.com/streets. East: 608-246-4532. West: 608-266-4681

General Notices05/25/15
Opera 101
With Skylight Music Theatre, 7:30 pm, 6/4, Hotel Foster, Milwaukee. Free. 414-291-7800

Out of Town06/04/15 @ 7:30pm
Beginner Milonga
Open dance, 8:30-10 pm, 6/5, Tango House of Madison, 516 Orchard St. Donations (free lesson 7:30 pm). 608-332-9113

Dancing06/05/15
Taste of the Dells
Annual event with samples from 20+ restaurants, 9 am-7 pm on 6/6 and 9 am-3 pm, 6/7, downtown Wisconsin Dells, with arts & crafts, entertainment, book sale, car shows. tasteofthedells.com. 608-254-2992

Fairs and FestivalsDaily starting 06/06/15 @ 9:00am
Bird/Nature Walk
1:30 pm, 6/7, Cherokee Marsh-North unit. 608-698-0104

Environment06/07/15 @ 1:30pm
Madison Public Schools
Last day of school for early childhood/4K, 6/10; Last day of school, early release all others, 6/11. 608-663-1879

FamiliesDaily starting 06/10/15
MREA Energy Fair
Annual Midwest Renewable Energy Association event, 6/19-21, Renew the Earth Institute, Custer, with workshops, exhibitors, clean energy car show, speakers. $15/day ($35/weekend). www.midwestrenew.org. 715-592-6595

EnvironmentDaily starting 06/19/15
Whiskeyonsin Family Reunion
Music festival, 6/20, CJ's Bar, Fal River, with T.U.G.G., Soapbox Project, Mark Croft, Mascot Theory, Lucas Cates & others. $20 ($15 adv.). www.ticketriver.com/event/14908

Music: More Music06/20/15
Horribly Hilly Hundreds
Friends of Blue Mound State Park benefit 200, 150 & 100-kilometer bicycle courses, routes beginning 6:45 am, 6/20, from Division Street & Mounds Road, Blue Mounds (packet pick-up 4-9 pm on 6/13, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mount Horeb; or 5-8 am, 6/14), followed by party with food/refreshments 11 am-7 pm. $90. www.horriblyhilly.com. 608-316-5755

Recreation06/20/15
Madison Audubon Field Trip
Walk with Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association & Friends of Cherokee Marsh, 10 am, 6/27, Cherokee Marsh North Unit, 6098 N. Sherman Ave. karlndot@charter.net

Environment06/27/15 @ 10:00am
Beginner Milonga
Open dance, 8:30-10 pm, 7/3, Tango House of Madison, 516 Orchard St. Donations (free lesson 7:30 pm). 608-332-9113

Dancing07/03/15
Bird/Nature Walk
1:30 pm, 7/5, Cherokee Marsh-North unit. 608-698-0104

Environment07/05/15 @ 1:30pm
Iola Old Car Show
"Pace & Race" theme, 6 am, 7/9-11, Old Car Show Grounds, with vehicle exhibits, education tent, car corral, food, camping, workshops. $8/day ($15/weekend; free ages 10 & under). www.iolaoldcarshow.com. 715-445-4000

Fairs and FestivalsDaily starting 07/09/15
American Girl Benefit Sale
Dolls, books & overstock merchandise (benefiting AG Fund for Children & Madison Children's Museum), 7 am-3 pm on 7/18 ($8) and 8-9 am ($15) & 9 am-noon (free), 7/19, 8830 N. Greenview Dr., Middleton. Ticket required: www.madisonchildrensmuseum.org. 608-256-6445

Special InterestsDaily starting 07/18/15
Scenic Shore 150
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society benefit two-day bike ride, begins 7:30 am, 7/18, Milwaukee Area Technical College-Mequon, and ends 6 pm, 7/19, Sturgeon Bay. $100 (plus $400 fundraising minimum). RSVP: www.scenicshore150.org. 262-785-4272

Recreation07/18/15
Wisconsin AIDS Ride (ACT 13)
AIDS Network's annual fundraiser ride of about 300 miles, 7/30-8/2 across south central Wisconsin; Century Day option 8/1; 2-day option 8/1-2. $80 registration (plus fundraising minimum). RSVP: www.actride.org. 608-252-6540

RecreationDaily starting 07/30/15
Bike MS: Best Dam Bike Ride
National Multiple Sclerosis Society fundraiser, 7:30 am, 8/1, from Waukesha County Tech-Pewaukee Campus; overnight in Whitewater; and finishes 8/2, WPS Insurance Headquarters. $55 ($45 through 5/31; plus minimum $300 pledges; one-day option available). RSVP: www.bestdambikeride.org. 800-242-3358

Recreation08/01/15
Bird/Nature Walk
1:30 pm, 8/2, Cherokee Marsh-North unit. 608-698-0104

Environment08/02/15 @ 1:30pm
Beginner Milonga
Open dance, 8:30-10 pm, 8/7, Tango House of Madison, 516 Orchard St. Donations (free lesson 7:30 pm). 608-332-9113

Dancing08/07/15
Iola Vintage Military & Tractor Show
Annual event, 8 am, 8/8-9, Iola Old Car Show grounds, with vehicles, equipment, battle re-enactments, parade, talks, swap meet & more. $6/day ($4 ages 6-12). www.iolavms.com. 715-445-4005

Fairs and FestivalsDaily starting 08/08/15
Beginner Milonga
Open dance, 8:30-10 pm, 9/4, Tango House of Madison, 516 Orchard St. Donations (free lesson 7:30 pm). 608-332-9113

Dancing09/04/15
Bird/Nature Walk
1:30 pm, 9/6, Cherokee Marsh-North unit. 608-698-0104

Environment09/06/15 @ 1:30pm
Holiday Refuse/Recycling Collection
No pickup on Labor Day, 9/7; pickup will be on Tuesday, 9/8. www.cityofmadison.com/streets. East: 608-246-4532. West: 608-266-4681

General Notices09/07/15
Beginner Milonga
Open dance, 8:30-10 pm, 10/2, Tango House of Madison, 516 Orchard St. Donations (free lesson 7:30 pm). 608-332-9113

Dancing10/02/15
Bird/Nature Walk
1:30 pm, 10/4, Cherokee Marsh-North unit. 608-698-0104

Environment10/04/15 @ 1:30pm
Bird/Nature Walk
1:30 pm, 11/1, Cherokee Marsh-North unit. 608-698-0104

Environment11/01/15 @ 1:30pm
Beginner Milonga
Open dance, 8:30-10 pm, 11/6, Tango House of Madison, 516 Orchard St. Donations (free lesson 7:30 pm). 608-332-9113

Dancing11/06/15
Madison Common Council
Budget meetings, 5:30 pm, 11/10, City-County Building-Room 201; 5:30 pm, 11/11-12, Madison Municipal Building-Room 260 (if needed). 608-266-4071

GovernmentDaily starting 11/10/15 @ 5:30pm
Holiday Refuse/Recycling Collection
No pickup on Thanksgiving, 11/26 (pickup on Wednesday, 11/25) or Friday, 11/27 (pickup on Monday, 11/30). www.cityofmadison.com/streets. East: 608-246-4532. West: 608-266-4681

General Notices11/26/15
Beginner Milonga
Open dance, 8:30-10 pm, 12/4, Tango House of Madison, 516 Orchard St. Donations (free lesson 7:30 pm). 608-332-9113

Dancing12/04/15
Bird/Nature Walk
1:30 pm, 12/6, Cherokee Marsh-North unit. 608-698-0104

Environment12/06/15 @ 1:30pm
Holiday Refuse/Recycling Collection
No pickup on Christmas Day, 12/25; pickup will be on Monday, 12/28. www.cityofmadison.com/streets. East: 608-246-4532. West: 608-266-4681

General Notices12/25/15
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