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Middleton Area Historical Society to hold annual Pie and Ice Cream Social

The Middleton Area Historical Society will host its annual Pie and Ice Cream Social June 17, according to a release.

The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lakeview Community Park in Middleton. The New Horizons Band will go on stage at 6:30 p.m.

According to the release, the fundraiser supports the Middleton Area Historical Society.

Officials to break ground for new Middleton park

There will be a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for a new park near the Bishops Bay neighborhood, according to a release.

The Harvey John and Lucille Taylor Memorial Park will honor Lucille Taylor for her generosity in donating her life estate for the development of the park, officials said.

The park will be located near the entrance to the Bishops Bay neighborhood off County Road Q, according to the release.

The groundbreaking ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m. with speeches from Middleton Mayor Kurt Sonnentag, PRFC Chairperson Leif Hubbard and Lucille Taylor.



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.

Spaghetti lunch to raise money for Restoring Hope Transplant House

Friends of Restoring Hope Transplant House is hosting a spaghetti lunch April 26 to raise money for the transplant house.

The event will benefit the hundreds of transplant families from all parts of Wisconsin who call Restoring Hope Transplant House their home during and after their organ or bone marrow transplant at UW Hospital.

The lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church at 2947 Thinnes St. in Cross Plains. Tickets are $10 per person and $7 for children under 10. Tickets are available at the door or at Harbor Athletic Club, Terry’s Westgate Barbers and the Restoring Hope Transplant House.

The menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, French bread and dessert. 

Middleton Public Library to hold bag sale of books

The Middleton Public Library will hold a special bag sale for a large selection of books Sunday, according to a release.

The sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees can purchase a bag of books for $4 or individual books for 25 cents.

Sales will take place in the lower level of the library. Proceeds will benefit the library and its programs.

Relay For Life fundraiser returns to high school Friday night

Relay For Life fundraiser returns to high school Friday night

The third annual Middleton High School Relay for Life, which has raised more than $70,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society over the past two years, will be held on April 18-19.

This year's event will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 and continue until 6 a.m. on Sunday in the MHS Field House and other areas in MHS. The Relay for Life's executive committee hopes to raise $35,000 from the event this year.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology recently reported that within 16 years, cancer will be the leading cause of death in the United States. Many of us know someone who has been impacted by cancer, including several in our District along with an MHS freshman.