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Think Local Fest To Kick Off Holiday Campaign

Think Local Fest To Kick Off Holiday Campaign

Dane Buy Local will host the first annual Think Local Fest at Madison's Eastside Club on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Think Local Fest kicks off Dane Buy Local’s  2011 Think Local First Holiday Campaign, which will run until Dec. 31.

Dane Buy Local is a coalition of local independent businesses, organizations and citizens in and around Dane County acting in alliance to keep communities prosperous and sustainable. 

DCHS Presents 'Pins for Pets' Event

DCHS Presents 'Pins for Pets' Event

The Dane County Humane Society presents "Pins for Pets" event on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 12 to 3 p.m. at Tin Pin Alley in Fitchburg.

For a $25 per person participation fee or a minimum of $25 in pledges, participants will bowl three games, enjoy pizza and soft drinks and support DCHS. 

Prizes are awarded for the top pledge raiser in each age category. Age categories are 6 years and younger, 7-9 years, 10-12 years, 13-15 years, 16-18 years and 19 years and older.

Pledges must be presented at event before you can bowl. 

East Madison Community Center To Hold Fundraiser

East Madison Community Center To Hold Fundraiser

On Saturday, Nov. 12., East Madison Community Center will host its 15th annual Bowlathon Fundraiser to support its food pantry and youth nutrition programs.

These programs serve more than 1,500 individuals each year and provide east side youth with 12,000 meals each year.

"Attendance at our monthly food pantry has steadily increased throughout 2011. As more of the burden for securing the food falls on us and other local food pantries, we need help in this area more than ever," Assistant Director Alison Ahlgrim said in a statement.

The event will run from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will be held at Dream Lanes at 13 Atlas Court in Madison.

For more information, go to http://www.eastmadisoncc.org/pdf/15th-Bowl-A-Thon-Bowler-Packet.pdf.

REAP's Farm To School Program Provides Fresh Fruits, Vegetables

REAP's Farm To School Program Provides Fresh Fruits, Vegetables

As Research, Education, Action, and Policy (REAP)'s Farm to School Program Manager, Sarah Elliott wants to provide better food to students and give farmers access to institutional markets.

These two goals motivate Elliott, REAP's four AmeriCorps members, and many passionate volunteers to improve and expand the farm to school initiative in Madison, despite many challenges. 

Think Local Fest To Kick Off Holiday Campaign

Think Local Fest To Kick Off Holiday Campaign

Dane Buy Local will host the first annual Think Local Fest at Madison's Eastside Club on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Think Local Fest kicks off Dane Buy Local’s  2011 Think Local First Holiday Campaign, which will run until Dec. 31.

Dane Buy Local is a coalition of local independent businesses, organizations and citizens in and around Dane County acting in alliance to keep communities prosperous and sustainable. 

Jam 4 Cans Event To Benefit Area Food Pantries

Jam 4 Cans Event To Benefit Area Food Pantries

The 16th annual Jam 4 Cans event will be sceduled at the VFW Post 7591 at 301 Cottage Grove Rd. on Saturday, Nov. 5

Admission is three non-perishable food itmes or a $3 donation

Doors open at 11 a.m. Posting of the United States of America Colors will be at 12:15 p.m.

Band Schedule:

  • 12:30pm   Tracks Outta Town
  • 1:45pm  Buddy Lee n Friends
  • 3pm   The Greenfield Brothers
  • 4:15pm   The Silverdollar Band
  • 5:30pm   The Country Renegades
  • 6:45pm  The Dang-it trio
  • 8pm   5th Gear
  • 9:15pm   Country Strom (Band may be subject to change)

Raffles are held in between each band. Raffle items have been donated by local merchants.

Check out the event website for all updates at jam4canscb.googlepages.com.

Haunted Trail Event To Be Held At DCHS

Haunted Trail Event To Be Held At DCHS

The Haunted Woods Trail at Dane County Humane Society will be held on Friday, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28 from 7 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Trail times after 6 p.m. are not recommended for children under 12. Kid-friendly matinees will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on both Saturdays.

Admission:

  • Adults $8
  • Kids under 12 $5
  • Tickets available online and at the door.

Visit www.giveshelter.org for more information.

To purchase tickets online, visit https://www.giveshelter.org/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=117