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Middle schoolers to perform 'Seussical'

Musical includes Dr. Seuss character favorites  

The Kromrey Middle School will host "Seussical the Musical" at 7 p.m. in the small gym-cafeteria April 11.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for MCPASD students, and a family pass is $10, according to the school district website.

Teachers said rehearsals began in mid-February for the musical, which features many Dr. Seuss characters.

Characters include Horton the Elephant played by Orion Krystosek, The Cat in the Hat played by Andrew Sutcliffe, Gertrude McFuzz played by Elizabeth Berryman, lazy Mayzie played by Margaux Sorenson and a little boy with a big  imagination, Jojo, played by Zach Roberts.

The show runs 75 minutes.

St. Bernard's hosts kids Easter egg hunt

St. Bernard's hosts kids Easter egg hunt

Group preps more than 700 eggs each year    

The Knights of Columbus St. Bernard's parish would like to invite Middleton-area children 10 and under to an Easter egg hunt at a local park on March 30.

Organizers said the hunt will be held at Lakeview Park at noon.

Patrick Camus with the Knights of Columbus said it is the only egg hunt in the area that distributes dyed hard-boiled eggs. Camus said the group usually prepares more than 700 eggs for the Easter event each year.

Middleton's Lakeview Park is at 6300 Mendota Ave.

Free orchestra performance features music by ‘Mozart of Indian Music’

Free orchestra performance features music by ‘Mozart of Indian Music’

Concerto-Pops music event is Thursday at PAC  

The Middleton High School Symphony Orchestra's Pops Concert on Thursday will include student performances and specially commissioned works from world-renowned composer and performer Chitravina Ravikiran.

A concert will showcase five student performers playing and singing concertos/arias:

Humane society plans Easter egg hunt

Humane society plans Easter egg hunt

The Dane County Humane Society plans to hold an Easter egg hunt March 23. The hunt will take place at noon at Marshall Park on Allen Boulevard.

Organizers will place more than 1,000 eggs, stuffed with gift certificates, toys and more.

A suggested donation of $5 to participate will benefit the Dane County Humane Society’s Four Lakes Wildlife Center, a location that cares for injured, ill and orphaned wildlife.

Lunch and activities will follow at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery at 5237 University Ave. Twenty percent of proceeds will go to the wildlife center.

Organizers said the restaurant will also offer photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny.

Library to host Medicare infosession

Library to host Medicare infosession

The Middleton Public Library will host a session later this month for patrons who want to learn more about Medicare.

Presenter Jesse Grutz, a licensed insurance professional, will answer questions at the March 22 meeting.

The 10 a.m. presentation will take place in the Archer Room of the Middleton Public Library at 7425 Hubbard Ave.

Registration is requested via email at mid@scls.lib.wi.us or by calling 608-827-7403.

Students to host fundraiser to help the homeless

Students to host fundraiser to help the homeless

Charity event includes games, raffle, auction, Easter Bunny   

Local business students will host a fundraiser next week to help the homeless.

The Globe University-Madison West Spring Fling, hosted by business communications students, is scheduled March 14 with a variety of family friendly events.

BINGO, carnival games, raffle, silent auction, face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny will take place at the university on Deming Way in Middleton, with proceeds benefiting First United Methodist Church Homeless Ministries.

Admission -- $10 for adults, $5 for ages 10-17, and free for kids 9 and under -- includes dinner and dessert. Donations of clothing, personal hygiene items, warm blankets and non-perishable food items will be collected at the door. 

Contest offers website help to area non-profits

Area businesses collaborate for 'Wish on a Website'

A Monona woman together with three area businesses are offering their services to a lucky Dane County non-profit through a contest.

Maggie Baum of Maggie B. Communications partnered with Waterfront Graphic Design, Beth Skogen Photography and StoryFirst Media to create the "Wish on a Website" promotion, offering the opportunity of a variety of services to help out a community organization.

In a news release on her website, Baum said the idea behind the contest is to give back to the community.

"In this economic climate organizations are really fighting for resources and fundraising dollars and this is one small way we can help make their efforts go a little farther," Baum wrote.

The winner will receive a website design, a photography session with free images, a 2-minute documentary video and copywriting to help the chosen organization better reach the community.