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Middleton outreach ministry calling all superheroes to help end hunger

According to a release, Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) is inviting community members to attend the 5th Annual Canstruction Madison, which combines competition with donation, April 20 through April 26 at West Towne.

The release said teams compete to build structures with canned goods and packaged food, which is donated to the MOM Food Pantry. This year's theme is "Calling All Superheroes to Help End Hunger" and will feature superhero-themed structures.

Clean & Green Middleton hosts spring cleaning event for community members

Community members are invited to drop off donations during their spring cleaning at the last Clean & Green event in Middleton, according to the city.

The last-ever Clean & Green will take place April 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Airport Road Business Park.

The city invites residents to donate and properly recycle items at a single location and learn about the new, permanent City of Middleton Recycling Center.

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.

Residents encouraged to bring memorabilia in to Middleton Community Scan Day

The Middleton Public Library is inviting residents to bring in historic photos, documents, letters, or other memorabilia reflecting the history of Middleton to be scanned and preserved as digital images.

Middleton Community Scan Day will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library's Archer Room.

Attendees will be able to keep the original copies of any items they bring in along with a CD containing their digital images.

Middleton Public Library to hold listening sessions for future of library

The Middleton Public Library will be holding two public listening sessions to discuss the future construction for the library.

Share your stories and ideas and meet the architects from Dimension IV, the firm conducting Middleton Public Library's feasibility study.

The listening sessions will be held on Jan. 19 from 4-6 p.m. and Jan. 27 from 5-7 p.m., both at the Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave.

They will discuss plans to possibly expand the library, remodel it or construct a new building.

Refreshments will be provided by the Hubbard Street Diner.

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.