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Company hosts 6th art show, auction for charity

Company hosts 6th art show, auction for charity

A local food-service company will host its sixth annual art show and sale to benefit a local food pantry.

Food Concepts Inc. will hold its sixth annual FCI Art Show and Auction to benefit the Middleton Outreach Ministry on Thursday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at FCI, 2551 Parmenter St., Middleton.

Brad Duesler, CEO of Food Concepts, said the event will showcase more than 300 pieces of art ranging from paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, glass and more.

Each year FCI selects an artist to feature at the event. The 2013 artist is Mike Bass, who specializes in block-style prints with local themes such as a series of Madison-area lake prints with historical text and graphic images as well as a colorful series of farmer’s market posters with excellent use of typography. You can view Mike’s work at Zip-Dang.com.

School to host book fair in October

School to host book fair in October

The Westside Christian School in Middleton will be hosting a book fair Oct. 7-11 and Oct. 13, according to a release.

The book fair gives parents, teachers, children and the community an opportunity to promote reading through a fundraising event, according to the release.

The Usborne Reading is a Gift book fair will be open each weekday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Books on a range of topics will be available including science, seasons, crafts, calligraphy, animals and art, organizers said.

In addition to promoting reading, the fundraising event gives a percentage of all sales towards free books to the Westside Christian School, according to the release. Each teacher creates a wish list letting parents and visitors give back to the school with book donations.

Bowling fundraiser to benefit PD's safety programs

Bowling fundraiser to benefit PD's safety programs

Police will host a fundraiser at the Sport Bowl to benefit the agency's community programs.

The Middleton Police Department's "Strike Out Crime" family fun bowling event is scheduled Oct. 5 at 6815 University Ave.

Teams of four can sign up to bowl at 12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. that Saturday. The $80 fee per team includes two games, shoe rental, pizza and soda, Middleton police dispatcher Keith Cleasby said.

Money raised at the Strike Out Crime event will go toward the police department's many community awareness programs including bike safety, citizen's academy, the annual National Night Out community grill out, Christmas gathering to benefit kids and their families called Shop with a Cop and more.

Participants can register online at www.middletonpd.com/bowling.htm.

School to host night of free fitness

A local school will host a night of free fitness classes September 23.

Northside Elementary School in Middleton is opening its doors to host two fitness classes. The classes will be held in the school's multipurpose room.

The first class is 20-20-20. According to a release from the city it focuses on total body strength and flexibility. Participants will get 40 minutes of upper and lower body strengthening and 20 minutes of pilates-yoga work.

The second class is a holiday boot camp. The class is one of six sessions to help participants burn unwanted calories that come from holiday eating through aerobic and strengthening exercise.

The hour-long classes start at 5:45 p.m. Residents can register online at http://www.ci.middleton.wi.us.

Hayrides and butterflies at annual prairie tour

Prairie Enthusiasts announced it will he holding the 2013 Prairie Tour Saturday form 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Prairie lovers can visit three restored prairie and oak savanna sites along county road F in Dane County.  There will be stops at Rettenmund Prairie and Pleasant Valley Conservancy where experts will be availiable to ask questions.

There will also be a stop at Mounds View Grassland featuring a hayride touring 570 acres. Riders will also be able to see exhibits on invasive species, burns, seed collection and scientific research.

A workshops for monarch butterfly tagging and nature photography.

Enthusiasts can start the tours bby pickign up a free tour guide package at the culvers in either Cross Plains or Mt. Horeb.

Fashion show to benefit cancer org

Fashion show to benefit cancer org

A west side fashion show next week will benefit a local charity.

The Hilldale Mall is hosting the Little Black Dress Affair Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Organizers said the main event is a fashion show scheduled at 6:30 p.m.

The show will feature fall fashions modeled by local folks and representatives from area businesses and Madison non-profits. Tickets to the fashion show are $15 and will benefit Gilda’s Club Madison, a local support organization for people with cancer and their families.

Stores, eateries and boutiques in the shopping center will offer a variety of promotions during the Little Black Dress Affair, which organizers called an “amped up ladies night out” to include giveaways, music by DJ Nick Nice, a photo booth, refreshments, demos, and one-night-only discounts for event ticket holders.

Youth hockey offers music, beer, turkey legs at Good Neighbor Festival

Youth hockey offers music, beer, turkey legs at Good Neighbor Festival

Middleton Youth Hockey will present a lineup of local, live entertainment, beer and food this weekend at the Good Neighbor Festival.

The live performances begin Friday evening and continue through Sunday afternoon. Middleton Youth Hockey is home to over 250 skaters who range in age from 4-18. The entertainment tent is part of the club's fundraising efforts so the club can keep its commitment to the community to make it financially feasible for any skater to join the club.

The Middleton Wings and Capitol Brewery tent will feature a variety of local bands on its stage all weekend. The tent is located on the north end of the festival area, next to the carnival.

The live music events on the Middleton Wings stage are: