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Dates, locations set for Sauk Trail students' art shows

Dates, locations set for Sauk Trail students' art shows

Dates have been set for three of the four locations where art developed by Sauk Trail fourth-graders will be displayed.

The students' work will be on display at Middleton Glen, 6720 Century Ave., from July 21-28 with a reception on July 22. The work will be on display at Heritage Senior Living, 6206 Maywood Ave. from Aug. 4-15 and at the Middleton Senior Citizen Center, 7448 Hubbard Ave., from Aug. 18-29. 

Dates have yet to be finalized for a display at Rosmary Garfoot Public Library in Cross Plains.

There is no fee to view any of the displays.

The art project -- Students' Inter-generational Art to Preserve Nature -- was funded by an $8,000 grant from the American Girl Fund for Children. More than 60 fourth-graders were involved in the project.

Women's football team hosts playoff game Saturday

The Madison Blaze, the city's women's football team, has been plowing through a very successful season. They're getting ready to host a playoff game this weekend.

News 3 This Morning reporter Mary Jo Ola met up with Blaze players at the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County Thursday to learn more about the team in advance of Saturday's game at 5 p.m. at Middleton High School's Breitenbach Stadium, 2100 Bristol St. Tickets are $10 for adults and kids 12 and under are free.

The Madison Blaze is a member of the Independent Women's Football League. Visit madisonblazefootball.com for more information. 

Area author to discuss civil rights book

Next week, an area author and professor will discuss his nonfiction work about civil rights at the library.

The Middleton Public Library said Michael Edmonds, deputy director of the library archives at the Wisconsin Historical Society and former University of Wisconsin-Madison instructor, will host the book talk session Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Edmonds' book, "Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader" was published in June. According to the historical society, the book documents "the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, when ... workers and volunteers arrived in the Deep South to register voters and teach nonviolence."

The discussion will take place in the library's Archer Room.

Library features 2 free film events, ice cream

Library features 2 free film events, ice cream

Area kids are invited to take in two upcoming movie events at the Middleton Library in the next week.

On Saturday, children ages 12 and up are welcome to join in a movie matinee and ice cream social from 2-4 p.m. The library said attendees will vote for which film they'd like to watch, choosing from a few new releases. Ice cream and toppings will be served.

The event will take place in the downstairs Archer Room.

On Tuesday, all ages are invited to watch Disney and Pixar's "A Bug's Life" beginning at 2 p.m. in the Archer Room. The 1998 animated movie is rated G and stars Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley and Julia Louis-Drefus.

Middleton City Hall host informational meeting

Downtown property owners, business owners, and residents are invited to attend a public informational meeting on Thursday, June 5, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., at Middleton City Hall.

The meeting will discuss the City’s plans for reconstructing Terrace Avenue.

Project manager, Tom Stetzer and field representative, Jon Solan of Strand Associates will join City staff to discuss specific aspects of the project .

“This meeting will be an excellent opportunity to learn about project phasing and timeline. Work is scheduled to begin in mid June and be completed by early November,” said Mark Opitz City Project Manager.  

The City and its engineering consultant Strand Associates are working with the contractor Raymond P. Cattell to schedule the work to minimize disruption to businesses and residents.  

Facility celebrates cancer survivors with ice cream social

Facility celebrates cancer survivors with ice cream social

A local cancer healthcare facility will host a free event next month serving ice cream lake side.

Organizers of the Turville Bay’s Survivor’s Day Ice Cream Social said there's no cost to attend the event June 8 and the social is open to everyone. 

The event is a special day for cancer survivors, their families, friends and caregivers as well as healthcare providers. The 2-hour ice cream event at Turville Bay MRI & Radiation Oncology Center, 1104 John Nolen Drive, begins at 1 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy 10 flavors of ice cream provided by Chocolate Shoppe and beverages under big white canopies, while taking in Turville Bay's Lake Monona shoreline. People can explore the Healing Garden, listen to live music and win prizes. 

Tours of the center are available upon request. Parking is free.