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Cupcake Drive To Raise Money For Epilepsy Research

Local company CareFusion is hosting a cupcake-selling fundraiser with the proceeds going toward seizure research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

CareFusion has made medical devices for people who suffer from epilepsy for more than 50 years.

One of those devices included the EEG, which helps doctors see electrical activity generated by the brain and often helps to diagnose seizures.

"By stimulating the brain, we can find the functional areas like speech, or motor activity or sensory areas. Essentially, they want to stay away from those when they do the surgeries," said Dan Strelow, a CareFusion clinical specialist.

CareFusion is organizing a "brain lane" fundraiser at its offices to sell cupcakes and raise money.

People can drive through and pick up a cupcake and coffee for $5 at the CareFusion building on Deming Way in Middleton. The drive is on Friday, March 25 from 7 to 11 a.m.

All money will go toward epilepsy research.

Library Hosts Meet The Author Night

Library Hosts Meet The Author Night

Kathleen Ernst, the author of "Old World Murder: a Chloe Ellefson Mystery" as well as numerous books for children, will give an informal talk at the Middleton Public Library on Wednesday, March 9, at 7 p.m.

Kathleen will share how the book came to be, what's in store for her heroine next and answer questions about creating a mystery series. 

Participants can also discuss the book together and enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Middleton Library. 

For more information or to register for this event, email mid@scls.lib.wi.us or call 608-827-7403.

Library Hosts Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Event

Library Hosts Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Event

The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative will be holding a free presentation on small business finance, information resources and market research at the Middleton Public Library on Wednesday, March 16 from noon to 1 p.m. 

Wisconsin is resource rich when it comes to small business owners. Whether you are just starting your business or have operated a business for years, you will get something of value out of this program.

Gilda's Club Hosts Fundraiser At Scatz In Middleton

Gilda's Club Hosts Fundraiser At Scatz In Middleton

Gilda’s Club Madison, a cancer support organization, is hosting a benefit concert, Rock the Red Door, on Saturday, March 5th at Scatz Nightclub in Middleton.

Doors open at 7 p.m. performers include country band Madison County, Main Street Wisdom, local artist Keefe Klug and Nashville country phenom and finalist on "The Bachelorette", Ty Brown.

In addition to music and dancing, there will be food and beverages, as well as games and raffles throughout the evening. Tickets can be purchased through the web site at www.gildasclubmadison.org or at the door the night of the event. 

The ticket price includes $10 worth of gift cards, offsetting the cover charge. An additional $15 allows customers access to the V.I.P room, which includes food and drink.

MCPASD Holds Annual Math Meet

MCPASD Holds Annual Math Meet

On Tuesday March 1st, the Middleton Cross Plains Area School District held it's annual Math Meet for 5th and 6th graders in the district. 

Students who particpated in the meet qualified through testing done at their home schools. There were 60 5th graders representing Northside, West Middleton, Park, Elm Lawn and Sunset Ridge Elementary Schools. There were also 60 6th graders from Kromrey and Glacier Creek Middle Schools.

The meet consisted of four individuals tests and one team test.

The tests were scored and the top 12 students in each grade will represent the Middleton Cross Plains Area School District in the Regional Math Meet in Sun Prairie.

The Math Meet for 7th and 8th graders will be held Wednesday, March 2.

The Math Meet was organized by the Gifted and Talented teaching staff at the elementary and middle schools.

Northside Elementary Hosts First Family Game Night

Northside Elementary Hosts First Family Game Night

Northside Elementary had their first Family Game Night on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 6 to 7 p.m. Rebecca Saeman, Northside Math Teacher, and Kris Bell, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, were trying to encourage families to play more math games.

Regular board and card games usually have strategy involved and strategy is part of math. What better way to be with your family?

You could play with your family as well as your friends. The event was so well attended, the tables were filled. 

Families were encouraged to bring their favorite games from home. Some games at Family Game Night were Boggle, Creationary, Chutes and Ladders and also Monopoly.

Saeman and Bell also had fun math games to take home afterward. Because the event was such a success, Northside hopes to host another Family Game Night in the near future.

Bockfest Event Scheduled At Capital Brewery

Bockfest Event Scheduled At Capital Brewery

On the last Saturday of every February, Capital Brewery throws an outdoor party called Bockfest to feature the release of its Blonde Doppelbock beer. The event includes a 1K Running of the Blondes, live band and staff throwing fish from the roof.

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