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Volunteers Needed For Clean & Green Middleton Event

Volunteers Needed For Clean & Green Middleton Event

Volunteers are still needed for Clean & Green Middleton, which will be held Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1600 Aspen Commons in Greenway Station.

Organizers said they need five volunteers to work from 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m., and six volunteers to work from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thouse interested in helping in the city's reuse and recycling event should Contact Abby Attoun, Associate Planner, at aattoun@ci.middleton.

For more about what items are being collected at Clean & Green Middleton, go to http://www.ci.middleton.wi.us/City/Sustainability/CleanandGreen2011.htm.

 

MOM Seeks Donations For 'Canstruction' Event

MOM Seeks Donations For 'Canstruction' Event

Middleton city employees from various departments will be competing to design and build about 20 giant-sized structures, made entirely out of cans and packaged goods. The Canstruction event will be the first-ever event in Middleton Outreach Ministrys' history.

All of the food and packaged goods raised in the event go directly to MOM's food distribution center.

Three area grocery stores have offered discounts to Canstruction teams for bulk purchases of cans to build their structures.

MOM is collecting monetary donations to help purchase cans. Anything from $1 to $100 or more is appreciated, according to organizers.

Monetary donations can be sent to the City of Middleton, Attn: Abby Attoun, 7426 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562.

Park Elementary To Focus On Trees

Park Elementary To Focus On Trees

Park Elementary School in Cross Plains will participate in a workshop held by the Dane County Tree Board on Earth Day on Friday, April 22 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Fourth and fifth grade students at Park School will rotate through five stations facilitated by local arborists, including Tree Identification, What is an Arborist?, Identifying and Counting Tree Rings using "tree cookies", Soil/Mulching and Composting.  

During the final station, fourth and fifth grade classes will be planting a tree on school property.

Five trees have been generously donated by Solvang Nurseries and MG&E.

33rd Annual Accordion Jamboree Scheduled On Sunday

33rd Annual Accordion Jamboree Scheduled On Sunday

The Oregon High School Performing Arts Center will host the 33rd annual Rudy Burkhalter Memorial Accordion Jamboree.

Live music will feature accordions, bandonions, chromatics, concertinas, button boxes and electronic accordions.

The event will be held on Sunday, May 1 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Burkhalter, an extraordinary accordionist, yodeler and entertainer, initiated the Accordion Jamboree in 1978 at the Chalet St. Moritz, the Swiss restaurant in Middleton where he performed on weekends for more than 30 years.

Burkhalter’s brush with national fame came in 1956 when the Walt Disney Studios came to Madison to film an eight-episode TV series “Adventure in Dairyland” featuring Annette Funicello. Burkhalter provided music for the sound track, including his original song “Teach Me How to Yodel.”

Food and refreshments will be provided by the Brooklyn Community United Methodist Church.

There's no admission charge, but a free will donation is appreciated.

Capital Brewery To Celebrate 25 Years With Open House

Capital Brewery To Celebrate 25 Years With Open House

On April 17, 1986, the Capital Brewery kettles fired up for the first time.

Twenty-five years later their original two brews, Dark and Pilsner, still stand strong with a wide variety of other true Wisconsin lagers by their side.

Resident are invited to help Capital Brewery celebrate it's 25 years of brewing with an open house event on Saturday, April 17 from 1 to 5 p.m.

There will be live music from 2 to 4 p.m. and a special toast at 5 p.m.

Capital Brewery will also unveil its special anniversary beer, Eternal Flame.

Middleton Restaurant Hosts Poker For Paws Fundraiser

Middleton Restaurant Hosts Poker For Paws Fundraiser

Wild Bull All American Pub & Grill will host a “Poker for Paws” fundraising event to benefit OccuPaws Guide Dog Association on Saturday, April 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. 

The OccuPaws funraiser helps the local, non-profit provide guide dogs for Wisconsin’s blind and visually impaired community at no cost to the clients.

The Poker for Paws registration begins at noon, and the hold’em poker tournament starts at 1 p.m. 

While it is free to participate, there will be a raffle special for a $30 donation or $25 for pre-registration. 

Cost includes 5 raffle tickets, lunch, a t-shirt or hat and a guaranteed seat for the poker tournament. 

The top ten players will receive a free tournament souvenir glass, and the top five places will be awarded prizes. 

Wild Bull All American Pub & Grill is located in Greenway Station at 8420 Market Street in Middleton.

Wisconsin Singers Come To Middleton April 15

See your favorite music performed live by the Wisconsin Singers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for one night only at the Middleton Performing Arts Center on April 15 at 7:30 p.m.   

The Singers have a long history of outreach and service and are pleased to co-sponsor this concert with the Middleton High School Choral Boosters to help fund their program.  

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors and are available by calling 608-886-6801 or by visiting www.WisconsinSingers.com/Middleton.