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Trivia night to raise money for Dane County libraries

Trivia night at Madison’s Central Library will help raise money for Dane County libraries, according to a release.

The 4th annual Team Trivia Night Fundraiser is Saturday at 7 p.m. Doors at the central library at 201 W. Mifflin St. open at 5:30 p.m.

Entrance fees for teams are $250 ahead of time or $300 at the door, organizers said. Teams can be up to 10 people.

Teams should register online.

Pedal 4 Paws: Wis. couple pedals cross country for service dogs

Pedal 4 Paws: Wis. couple pedals cross country for service dogs

Lisa and Jeff Arndt run Custom Canines Service Dog Academy in Madison to help people obtain service dogs. It is a non-profit organization that trains the dogs and gives them to people with a variety of needs, including autism and PTSD.

This is the second time the Arndts have taken a cross-country trip.

Lisa and Jeff have been pedaling across the country since March 7 to help raise awareness and money for their cause. They are joined with more than 40 others from all over the U.S. and four different countries. The group started in California and is ending in St. Augustine, Florida and thanks to Verizon Wireless, they've been able to log their nearly 3,000-mile trip on their blog, Pedal 4 Paws

Elvehjem neighborhood calls community members to connect at meeting

The Elvehjem neighborhood is inviting residents to attend its annual meeting Saturday morning, according to its webpage.

The hourlong meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church on Cottage Grove Road. According to the Elvehjem Facebook page, the event is a chance for community members to connect, vote on the 2015 budget, get neighborhood updates and share ideas and concerns.

Members of the Madison Police Department will attend to answer questions and provide updates. Healthy snacks will also be available.

Try powerful telescopes, see the stars at free star-gazing workshop

Try powerful telescopes, see the stars at free star-gazing workshop

A free event at an east Madison park next week will offer information on star gazing.

The city of Madison said a Learn to Star Gaze workshop will be held at Reindahl Park from 7-8 p.m. Monday.

The workshop will be led by a UW Space Place specialist and will give all participants the chance to search the skies using powerful telescopes.

 

High school players tip off versus officers to 'Play it Forward' Saturday

High school players tip off versus officers to 'Play it Forward' Saturday

A special fundraising event Saturday will have Madison police officers and area high school basketball players face off at West High School, the police department said Wednesday. 

Madison police said the Play it Forward game will raise money for the upcoming Black Student Union spring break college tour to the Washington, D.C. area. Tip off is at 1 p.m. at the West High School basketball court. 

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and will be available at the door or online

Basketball players from Memorial, West and LaFollette varsity teams will play against the PD team of 15 officers. 

 

WATCH: Studio offers an outlet for expression following Robinson shooting

Wheelhouse Studios on the UW campus is letting people use art to react to the police shooting of Tony Robinson.

It's community that's helping people cope with a death that's left an imprint with many. 

Wheelhouse Studios is in the Memorial Union. Anyone is welcome to stop by and make a reaction print through Friday at 6:29 p.m., when there will be a closing reflection. 

WATCH: Cold-weather zoo visits worth bundling up

There's no hibernating for Henry Vilas Zoo; the zoo is open 365 days a year and even in the middle of a Wisconsin winter, there are many reasons to take a stroll through the exhibits.

WATCH Leah Linscheid's report on winter-loving zoo critters.