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Celebrate Monona Public Library's 50th anniversary

Celebrate Monona Public Library's 50th anniversary

If you are looking for a family-fun evening, celebrate Monona Public Library's 50th anniversary on Sept. 20 at Fireman's Park Shelter in Winnequah Park. The event will go from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This fundraiser for the Monona Public Library will have you swinging and foot-stomping to great music.

Dot Kent, known as the best caller in Southern WI., will teach traditional American dances, including old-time squares, Midwestern big circle dances and others. She will be accompanied by live fiddle, guitar and hammer dulcimer music.

Fat Jack's will provide the food, with sliced pork, roast chicken, grilled vegetables, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw and pasta salad, plus dessert - pie or cake.

Beer, root beer and other goodies will be available for purchase.

The evening will include a silent auction, featuring a variety of donations from generous local businesses and individuals, and a live auction of a select few big-ticket items.

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New senior dining program kicks off at Cranberry Creek Cafe

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Residents meet law enforcement at National Night Out

 Residents meet law enforcement at National Night Out

Hundreds of residents and law enforcement members came together at Winnequah Park in Monona Thursday night all to celebrate National Night Out.

The event gives residents the chance to see what authorities in the area, like K-9 Units and Med Flight crews, do.

"Not everybody knows us, and we don’t know everyone but at least if they were to show up here tonight we may be able to meet each other and if there is an incident or an emergency down the line at least they can put a face with, 'Hey, I saw that person at National Night Out,'" Monona Police Department Community Resource Officer James Reiter said.

This was Monona’s second annual National Night Out. The event has grown since last year, and they plan to have another one next summer.

Habitat for Humanity Seeking Families for Homes to be built in Sun Prairie, Fitchburg, Madison

Earlier this year, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County purchased 29 family unit lots in Sun Prairie and will be building homes in both the Uplands and Vandenburg Heights neighborhoods over the next several years, according to a press release.   Habitat also recently purchased 24 lots in Fitchburg in the Renaissance in the Park neighborhood and three lots in Southwest Madison.

For individuals and families interested in building with Habitat for Humanity of Dane County starting in 2015, informational meetings will be held:

Med Flight to fly over parade Monday

Med Flight to fly over parade Monday

New this year to Monona's annual Memorial Day Parade is a scheduled appearance by a medical helicopter.  

The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m., but parts of Monona Drive will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. and stay shut down until noon. The route starts near Monona Grove High School and will travel south on Monona Drive, turn right onto Owen Road and end at Village Lanes.

Organizers said more than 100 units will take part in the 1.5-mile procession including military color guards, clowns, marching bands, live animals, firetrucks, scouts, floats, antique cars, dance groups and more. 

New this year is that Med Flight is also expected to make a fly over at the start of the parade.