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Chiropractor to host Walk It competition, fundraiser

Heartland Family Chiropractic will host its third Walk It event this spring. The proceeds from this year’s event will benefit a Cottage Grove boy with a rare cancer. 

Walk It is a four-week competition, which will begin April 27 and end May 24, according to the Herald-Independent... Read More

Library to host authors discussing fictional female killers

The Monona Public Library and the Mystery to Me bookstore on Monroe Street in Madison will hold a jointly sponsored author event, “Killer Women in Fiction,” starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the library... Read More

Book illustration-inspired exhibit opens Tuesday

A public art event based on chapter illustrations to a book will open Tuesday and be available for viewing through May 31 at the Monona Public Library... Read More

Polish food, crafts features of group's spring festival

A Polish group in Monona will celebrate spring this weekend with its annual food and craft fair. The Polish Heritage Club of Wisconsin-Madison and are participating in the annual PHC Spring Festival from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Immaculate Heart of Mary School, 4913 Schofield St. in Monona. 

According to the Herald-Independent, the festival attendees can buy Polish baked goods, amber jewelry, imported crafts and pottery, books and toys. There will also be displays of Polish history and genealogy, a children’s activity table and live music... Read More

Village Board trustee candidates, residents invited to event

The eight candidates for Village Board trustee have been invited to a pair of events this week where residents can meet and speak with the candidates.

The events are Wednesday and Thursday. Visit The Herald-Independent for details... Read More

Monona event involving candles, snowshoes

On Jan. 8, the City of Monona Parks & Recreation will be hosting the Candlelit Snowshoe Hike from 4-7 p.m.

Enjoy the soft glow of over 1,000 candles as you meander through the trails of Aldo Leopold Nature Center Edna Taylor Conservation Park and Woodland Park.

This event is free for people of all ages.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own snowshoes. There will be a limited amount of snowshoes provided. 

If there is no snow, there will still be a walking hike.

The city asks participants to not bring pets, skis or sleds.

After the hike, there will be a bonfire, hot chocolate and popcorn.

Monona transit will be providing free shuttle buses from the Meriter Monona parking lot to Woodland Park, 330 Femrite Dr., that will be running continuously from 3:30-7 p.m.

No parking will be available at Aldo Leopold Nature Center. You will need to use a shuttle for this event.

Custom firetruck bed raffled for charity

Center for Families, a Madison-based nonprofit organization, is hosting a fundraising raffle.

The raffle will feature a custom-made, twin-size fire truck bed constructed by Cottage Grove artist Joe Doughty.

The $5 raffle tickets can be purchased before and during the NARI Remodeling Expo that will held Jan. 23 through Jan. 25, when the winner will be chosen at the Madison Marriott Convention Center.

Contact Julie Sheldon at Center for Families at 608-729-1142, email julies@centerforfamilies.org or visit www.centerforfamilies.org... Read More