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2 egg hunts scheduled in April at local parks

2 egg hunts scheduled in April at local parks

Two local groups will host Easter egg hunts this month.

On April 13 the Middleton Jaycees will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Lakeview Community Park in Middleton. The hunt is completed in three phases: kids 4 and under at 11:30 a.m.; kids 5-8 years old at noon; and kids 9 and up at 12:30 p.m. Live bunnies are also scheduled to be at the park for the event. 

Organizers said there is no cost to participate but attendees are asked to bring at least one non-perishable food item to be donated to the Middleton Outreach Ministry Food Pantry. Egg hunters also need to bring a basket or bag to collect their eggs. 

On April 19 the Downtown Middleton Business Association will host an egg hunt from 10-11 a.m. at Middleton Fireman's Park. 

Bags with various freebies are distributed to the first 600 kids who arrive to the hunt, which begins at 10 a.m. sharp, organizers said. 

Annual 'Wine Walk' returns May 1

Annual 'Wine Walk' returns May 1

A local business organization's popular wine tasting tour through the downtown Middleton area returns next month for its seventh run. 

The Downtown Middleton Business Association will host the Spring Wine Walk on May 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and go on sale Thursday at Marilyn's Salon, 1833 Parmenter St. starting at 5 a.m. 

The Wine Walk will begin at BMO Harris Bank, where tourists will receive a wine glass and wristband. Each guest will move on to visit the 13 area businesses participating in the event for a taste of a red and a white wine. Some businesses will also offer appetizers to compliment the wines, organizers said. ... Read More

Community orchestra show free to students

Community orchestra show free to students

The Middleton Community Orchestra will hold its winter performance Feb. 26, organizers said. 

The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Middleton Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol St. Students may attend for free and general admission is $10, MCO said. 

On its website, MCO said it is an amateur orchestra of musicians from the Madison who are dedicated to the playing and performance of classical instrumental music. 

The concert features three guest artists, including guest conductor Kevin McMahon, violinist Eleanor Bartsch and violist Danny Kim.

Works included in the performances are Wolfgang Mozart's "Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra;" Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol;" and Johannes Brahms' "Symphony No. 2."

Visit middletoncommunityorchestra.org for more information. 


Community Canvasses Art Project

Calling all artists: Community Canvasses is our way of inviting you to share your artistic flair and show your community support in the first Middleton Community Art Project!... Read More

New art show celebrates the trees

Middleton's Hubbard Art Center will be hosting a new art show celebrating trees.

"A Celebration of Trees" will have  variety of tree themed art in various kinds of media.

The show runs from Nov 29 through December 1.  It's open on Friday from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.

Admission is free. Local artists are welcome to enter pieces, but they must be tree themed.

MHS to perform 'The Crucible' this weekend

MHS to perform 'The Crucible' this weekend

The MHS Drama Club will present Arthur Miller’s "The Crucible" on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

Tickets may be purchased at the door and are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

This Tony-Award winning play invites the audience to Salem, Mass., in 1692 as the fear of witchcraft is being spread throughout the area. As panic builds and more people are accused, neighbors and friends turn on each other, faith is shaken, and lives are ended. Miller’s theatrical version of historical events, a thinly-veiled allegory paralleling McCarthyism of the 1950s, raises important questions about truth, power, and the marginalization of "the other" as fear takes over.

The MHS production includes a cast of 22 performers, while more than 100 high school students will be involved as set builders and painters, costumers, lighting and sound designers and operators, stage managers, ushers and actors.

City to put up student made pedestrian signs

City to put up student made pedestrian signs

Drivers could soon be seeing a few new signs on the roads in the City of Middleton.

Accroding to a release, the city's arts committee announced they will be installing six student-designed pedestrian safety signs throughout the city.

The signs were selected from 24 entries by Middleton High School students. According to the committee, the signs will be posted near areas and intersections with large amounts of student traffic along University Avenue, including Parameter Street and Park Street.