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Olbrich To Host Wine, Chocolate Tasting Event

Olbrich To Host Wine, Chocolate Tasting Event

Savor the tastes of handcrafted chocolates and sip local Wisconsin wines during Indulgence Wine & Chocolate Tasting, on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

Guests will sample local hand-made gourmet chocolates, along with a variety of other chocolate delights, and taste wines and liquors.]

Meet the chocolatiers and wine producers as you sample their wares. Then, take in the sights, sounds and fragrances of exotic plants, bright flowers, a rushing waterfall and fragrant orchids in Olbrich’s Bolz Conservatory, along with the acoustic sounds of The New You Trio floating in the background.

Participating chocolatiers include:  Christine's Toffee; Indulgence Chocolatiers; James J. Chocolates; Lil Chocolates; Maurie's Fine Chocolates; Melli Chocolates; and The Rolling Pin Bake Shop.

Olbrich To Host Wine, Chocolate Tasting Event

Olbrich To Host Wine, Chocolate Tasting Event

Savor the tastes of handcrafted chocolates and sip local Wisconsin wines during Indulgence Wine & Chocolate Tasting, on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

Guests will sample local hand-made gourmet chocolates, along with a variety of other chocolate delights, and taste wines and liquors.]

Meet the chocolatiers and wine producers as you sample their wares. Then, take in the sights, sounds and fragrances of exotic plants, bright flowers, a rushing waterfall and fragrant orchids in Olbrich’s Bolz Conservatory, along with the acoustic sounds of The New You Trio floating in the background.

Participating chocolatiers include:  Christine's Toffee; Indulgence Chocolatiers; James J. Chocolates; Lil Chocolates; Maurie's Fine Chocolates; Melli Chocolates; and The Rolling Pin Bake Shop.

Stoughton Family In Search Of Missing Dog

Stoughton Family In Search Of Missing Dog

A Stoughton family is hoping for the public's help in locating its missing dog.

Radar, a brown, tan and cream Husky, was last seen on County Road N near Interstate 90 and northeast of Lake Kegonsa. He is wearing a light-blue collar with no dog tags, owners said.

Family also said he has been spotted recently as far north as Sun Prairie.

If he is found, call Heather Bird at 608-469-9089 or Ingrid Simpson at 760-710-7148.

Olbrich Botanical Garden's Hosts Cocktails In The Conservatory Event

Olbrich Botanical Garden's Hosts Cocktails In The Conservatory Event

The Olbrich Botanical Gardens' winter concert series is being transformed to offer new musicians, new dates and times, and new experiences!

Enjoy music in the Conservatory during Cocktails in the Conservatory on Friday, Jan. 27 from 8 to 10 p.m.

Enjoy the tropics with a cash bar and music by DJ Nick Nice. $5 admission at the door. Must be 21 to attend.

Check www.olbrich.org for details.

Semi-Trailer Of Donations Delivered To Dane County Humane Society

Semi-Trailer Of Donations Delivered To Dane County Humane Society

For the entire month of December, Mounds Pet Food Warehouse collected needed donations for Dane County Humane Society at all of its locations. 

Through the generosity of the surrounding community, the donation drive was a huge success and the Mounds semi-tractor trailer delivered the items to the Dane County Humane Society on Friday.

"The items collected range from toys, food, supplies and litter -- all things that we would otherwise have to purchase," said Gayle Viney, DCHS Public Relations Coordinator, in a news release. "DCHS is amazed every year by the overwhelming amount of items donated through Mounds Humane Holidays Drive. We’re so thankful to live in such an animal supportive community".

Everyone at Dane County Humane Society said they want to send a sincere thank you to Mounds Pet Food Warehouse for their constant and incredible support.

MSCR To Host Annual Downhill Ski Fundraiser At Tyrol Basin

MSCR To Host Annual Downhill Ski Fundraiser At Tyrol Basin

Enjoy an evening of recreational skiing on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Tyrol Basin in Mount Horeb. The proceeds support the purchase of adapted equipment and scholarships for people with disabilities through the Madison School & Recreation Program.

The MSCR event costs $20. That covers the ski or snowboard rental, helmets and lift ticket. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No ticket sales on site. Register online at www.mscr.org. Call 608-204-3000 for more information.

MSCR also offers affordable downhill and ski lessons please go to www.mscr.org.

VSA Wisconsin Gallery Features 2 Artists

VSA Wisconsin Gallery Features 2 Artists

The works of Alex Murtaugh, an artist who specializes in digital collages of urban scenes, and Seth Albertson, who draws traffic signals and freeway interchanges will be featured in the VSA Wisconsin Gallery through Feb. 29. The gallery is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 5:30 p.m. or by appointment. 

The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception on Friday, Jan. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Albertson's highly detailed line drawings result in intriguing designs where maps, diagrams and reality merge to communicate a unique understanding of complex urban planning. Murtaugh's compositions include people, animals and locations, real and imagined; made with elements of his own photography and cartoons. Each can take up to three months to complete because of the complex detail.