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Trivia night to raise money for Dane County libraries

Trivia night at Madison’s Central Library will help raise money for Dane County libraries, according to a release.

The 4th annual Team Trivia Night Fundraiser is Saturday at 7 p.m. Doors at the central library at 201 W. Mifflin St. open at 5:30 p.m.

Entrance fees for teams are $250 ahead of time or $300 at the door, organizers said. Teams can be up to 10 people.

Teams should register online.

MHS production of 'Pippin' continues Friday, Saturday

MHS production of 'Pippin' continues Friday, Saturday

Middleton High School will present "Pippin," the award-winning musical by Stephen Schwartz and Robert O. Hirson Friday and Saturday in the Middleton Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are available online at www.middletondrama.org/tickets or may be reserved by calling 608-829-9770. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors.

More than 100 students are participating in the Middleton Drama production.

The magic begins as the audience is welcomed to the show and promised intrigue, humor, romance, battles and a grand finale to rival all others.

Glacier Creek eighth-graders to perform musical

Glacier Creek eighth-graders to perform musical

Eighth-grade students in the music theatre class at Glacier Creek Middle School will perform "Into The Woods, Jr." on Thursday at 7 p.m. on the school stage in the school's "cafetorium."

The musical is part of The Broadway Junior Collection. It is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, Glacier Creek music and chorus teacher Tim Barsness said.

There is no cost to attend the performance and the public is welcome.

UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony at PAC on March 10

UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony at PAC on March 10

The Middleton High School Wind Ensemble will host the UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony in a joint concert on March 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center.

The concert is free and open to the public. 

MHS band director Brad Schneider met UW-Eau Claire professor John Stewart two years ago on a trip to Minneapolis and the band stopped at the university for a clinic on the way.

"We decided that it would be proper to reciprocate,'' Schneider said.

The UWEC Wind Symphony includes approximately 60 undergraduate student musicians who perform as a full wind symphony under the direction of Stewart. The Wind Symphony is comprised of the most outstanding wind and percussion majors in the Department of Music and Theatre Arts and gifted non-music majors who are selected by audition each semester.

Middleton pastry shop offers Mardi Gras sweets

Watch as News 3's Mary Jo Ola visited Scott's Pastry Shop in Middleton Tuesday to check out the bakery's special Mardi Gras sweets.

The bakery on University Avenue has been in business for 32 years, and has been offering paczkis, a Polish-style donut, for at least a decade, the president of Scott's, Jackie Scott, said. 

Scott's also offered King Cakes as part of its Mardi Gras goodies. 

Longest married couple in Madison celebrates 76 years

A Middleton couple's marriage has withstood several decades and was recognized this week.

Veronica and Donald Harrop of Middleton are the longest-married couple in the Madison diocese. They received a certificate Wednesday noting their 76th wedding anniversary.

Donald Harrop said there are a few things that he believes has helped the marriage last.

"We believe in the Lord, go to church, and love each other," Donald Harrop said.

Environmental group to show free film 'Bidder 70' in January

Kick off your sustainable 2015 with Middleton's Jan. 8 Green Thursday and a screening of "Bidder 70."

The documentary follows the story of Tim DeChristopher, a college student who disrupted a controversial BLM Oil and Gas leasing auction in 2008. He posed as a bidder, number 70, and bid $1.7 million to win 22,000 acres of land he had no intention of paying for. The film documents his journey from college student to incarcerated felon in the name of climate justice.

The event will be at 7 p.m. in the Willy West Co-Op Community Room, 6825 University Ave.

The February Middleton Green Thursday is scheduled for Feb. 5. Organizers said representatives from Madison Fruits and Nuts will discuss what it takes to implement and run a public fruit orchard on community property. A representative of Bock Community Garden will be on hand to provide an update on fruit and nut trees planted there in 2010 as part of a Fruit Tree Planning Foundation Grant project.