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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:

See sunflowers in bloom at conservancy

See sunflowers in bloom at conservancy

A spectacular scene is in full bloom in the town of Middleton.

A 9-acre field of sunflowers at the Pope Farm Conservancy is the highlight at the educational preserve in its sixth year.

Mel Pope will host an annual free walking tour Wednesday evening from 6:30-8. Pope will discuss the history and features of the conservancy.

A 1,200-foot stone fence built in the 1840s-1850s that wraps around the field “really makes it special, that’s for sure,” Pope said.

The conservancy at 7440 W. Old Sauk Road is managed by the town of Middleton.



Bauman Aquatic Center to host kids' triathlon

Bauman Aquatic Center to host kids' triathlon

The Bauman Aquatic Center in Middleton will host its third triathlon for kids, sponsored by Tri 4 Schools, on Aug. 17.

According to a release, children ages 3-14 can enter to race. The event has three different distances, allowing kids to choose the right race for them. There is also an adaptive division for children with disabilities.

Kids can enter as individuals or as a two- to three-person team. The swimming portion will be held in the outdoor pool. The run will be on the Pheasant Branch trail and Middleton High School and the bike course will cover surrounding neighborhoods.

The triathlon costs $25 to $60 depending on the number of racers. All of the money raised helps fight childhood obesity by benefiting 48 local school health and fitness programs.

The event is expected to draw 500 kids and nearly $12,000 in funds.

'Night Out' returns with food, music, K-9s, cop cars

Residents will have the opportunity to check out police cars and ambulances at a community event geared toward neighborhood camaraderie.

The Middleton Police Department said the 2013 National Night Out in Middleton will take place at Lakeview Park on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Community Awareness Officer Jill Tutaj said National Night Out is an opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships and take part in crime prevention.

Festivities will include free food, door prizes, music, children’s activities and a VIP dunk tank, organizers said.

Middleton firefighters, paramedics, officers and members of other local law enforcement agencies, including K-9 and mounted horse patrols, will also be at the park. Tutaj said citizens will be able to tour the squad cars, fire apparatus and ambulance and have a chance to meet and talk to officers, paramedics and firefighters.

National Mustard Day at the National Mustard Museum

The National Mustard Museum will host its 22nd annual National Mustard Day celebration on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.on the corner of Hubbard Avenue and Parmenter Street in Middleton.

Find more information or view the schedule at http://mustardmuseum.com.


Area swim teams warm up for All-City

Area swim teams warm up for All-City

Local swim teams are gearing up for a big battle at the All-City Swim Meet happening in less than two weeks at the Middleton pool.

Some of the favorites to win this year's event got victories in meets around the area last week.

Middleton remained undefeated with a 542-491 victory over High Point on Wednesday. High Point goes to 1-4 on the year following the loss.

Ridgewood rounded into shape by beating West Side and Maple Bluff at a tri-meet at West Side on Saturday. Beata Nelson again led the way, by setting a pool record in the 13-14 girls 50 Butterfly. Ridgewood goes to 7-1 on the year, with their only loss being a one point defeat to Middleton at the Middleton pool last week.

Shorewood Hills went to 4-1 with a 654-345 win against Hawks Landing. Shorewood goes to Ridgewood next week in a big battle before All-City.

Parkcrest also had a strong victory, winning 665-357 against Hill Farm.