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Spirited duo to perform in Monona

In a national tour, taking them from coast to coast, author and composer Jonathan Richard Cring and his musical partner of eighteen years, Janet Clazzy, a duo known as Spirited, will perform on Aug. 2... Read More

Community invited to free concert series

This summer, East Madison/Monona Coalition for the Aging in Monona is hosting Concerts at the Coalition.

On July 30, Tony Hozeny & Northern Comfort will perform and on Aug. 20 Steve Doiel will wrap up the summer concert series. The Herald-Independent said the concert series kicked off on June 25 with Bahama Bob. The live performances run from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The concerts take place in in EMMCA's backyard and are free to the public. Light refreshments are provided and the concert-goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the show... Read More

ALNC holds open house to celebrate 20th anniversary

Families enjoyed a day of free interactive indoor exhibits, nature walks and activities on Sunday, July 13 at the open house event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Aldo Leopold Nature Center... Read More

EMMCA featuring backyard concert series this summer

The East Madison/Monona Coalition for the Aging (EMMCA) is providing an exciting opportunity for families to see free live music in their own community... Read More

Garden tour to raise money for Dream Park project

Garden tour to raise money for Dream Park project

An event highlighting area gardens next week will support a Stoughton park project.

The Pleasant Springs Garden Club is offering a view of six area gardens as part of a garden tour July 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Five of the gardens on the tour are in Stoughton and one is in Cottage Grove.

The garden tour is a fundraiser for the Stoughton Inclusive Dream Park, a project conceived to "allow people of all ages and abilities" to enjoy a public space for recreation and outdoors enjoyment, according to the project's website. The park is planned to be built into Norse Park on Kriedeman Drive.

Library offers indoor disc golf, pizza party

Library offers indoor disc golf, pizza party

Teens are invited to take part in an indoor disc golf game at the library next week. 

The Monona Public Library said it will host "The Physics of Flying Discs: Teen After Hours Disc Golf" July 11 from 5:45 to 8 p.m. 

The disc golf game will take place after hours that Friday. Organizers will set up a course in the library and disc golfers will attempt to navigate discs through the stacks and around a challenging course, the library said. 

There will also be other games, Nintendo Wii, contests, giveaways, prizes and pizza from the event's sponsor, Glass Nickel Pizza, according to the library. 

The Monona library is at 1000 Nichols Road. 

Register for the event online at engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=6247&EventID=211919&PK= or call 608-222-6127.

Monona library event features Crema Café chef

Monona library event features Crema Café chef

The Monona Public Library will be hosting their Seasonal Chefs program featuring the chef of Crema Café, according to a release.

Tastes of Summer on June 25 will include live cooking demonstrations by Crema Café’s Chef Dave using produce from local farmer’s markets, organizers said. Free sampling for all attendees and a question and answer session will also take place.

The Seasonal Chefs series has been an ongoing program at Monona Library for the last three years, according to the release. Local chefs from a variety of restaurants host a night of demonstrations, sampling and answering questions about food and cooking.

"We’re bringing together local chefs and local food within a library setting," said Toni Streckert, information services coordinator at the Monona Library. "It’s a great way of going local at a programming level for public libraries, and a unique experience for our patrons."