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Upcoming Weekend Events {September 19, 20, 21}

Friday Preschool Storytime Friday: 10 a.m. Location: Sequoya Branch Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd. Description: A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children build key pre-reading skills. Ages 3 – 5. Younger siblings welcome. Groups welcome. No registration. http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/sequoya McFarland Family Festival Friday-Sunday: 9/19-9/21 Location: McFarland High School, 5101 Farwell St., McFarland […]

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Building Healthy Kids in the Kitchen

As we gear up for back-to-school routines, we all want to start the school year off right with healthy options for the kids—fill their lunchboxes with good foods to keep them energized throughout the day but also prepare healthy meals to have right when they get up in the morning. I tried out these simple […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {August 22, 23, 24}

Friday Geek.Kon Friday-Sunday: 8/22-8/24 Location: Marriott-West, 1313 John Q. Hammons Dr.. Middleton Description: Geek.Kon offers fans of many genres a fun, safe environment to enjoy, share, and indulge in their fandoms while learning about and participating in others easily. Geek.Kon offers large spaces for tabletop and video gaming, cosplay, panels, a dealer’s hall, a rock […]

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101 Healthy After-School Snacks

I don’t know about you, but I find the hardest food dilemma to solve after the dreaded, “What’s for dinner?” is the question of what to feed kids after school when they claim to be inches away from starvation. School is a lot of work, and many kids are eating lunch early in the day. […]

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KaitlinSheran Photography

With three kids and a busy life, my family and I don’t get professional photos taken often. So I was thrilled when we were given the chance to experience a session with KaitlinSheran Photography. Kaitlin, who holds a degree in Child Development and Family Studies, is a self-taught, natural light photographer whose catch phrase is, […]

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Surviving the Terrible Twos

You look over and your once smiling infant is now a small child glaring at you with hands on hips. Your perfect eater has become one who refuses all but buttered noodles and toast. You live in fear of your next trip to Target, wondering if you will make it out without carrying a screaming, […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {July 25, 26, 27}

Friday Family Friday Afternoon Concerts Friday: 2 pm Location: Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave, Middleton Description: Traveling Lantern Theater Company – The Industrious Mr. Franklin. Open to all ages. Sign up not required. http://www.midlibrary.org Monona Parks Free Film Screening: Grease Friday: 6:00 – 8:30 – food carts/8:30-10:30 – movie (“Grease”) Location: Winnequah Fireman’s Park Shelter, […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {July 18, 19, 20}

Friday Dane County Fair Wednesday-Sunday: July 16-20 Location: Alliant Energy Center Description: The Dane County Fair features thrilling midway rides, hundreds of animals and interactive activities that will entertain kids of all ages. Thousands of 4-H and FFA projects will be judged and displayed throughout the five-day event. Bring your friends, family and co-workers for […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {July 11, 12, 13}

Friday La Fete de Marquette Thursday-Sunday: July 10-13 Location: Central Park, 202 S. Ingersoll St., Madison Description: Annual Bastille Day celebration (benefits Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center), with French-themed food, arts & crafts. http://www.wil-mar.org/ Family Fun Night: Magic Show with Tim Glander Friday: 6:30 pm-7:45 pm Location: Goodman South Madison Library Branch Description: Master Magician Tim Glander brings […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {June 27, 28, 29}

Friday Cross Plains World’s Fair Thursday-Sunday: June 27-29 Location: Baer Park, Cross Plains Description: Sports tournaments, kids’ activities. Friday: Black Water Gin 8 pm ($5). Saturday: Charm School Rejects 8 pm ($5). Sunday: Fuzzy Side Up 6 pm, fireworks 9:30 pm. http://www.crossplainsworldsfair.com/ Dane Firefighters Fest Thursday-Sunday: June 26-29 Location: Bert Deans Park, Dane Description: Kids’ […]

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Upcoming Weekend Events {June 13, 14, 15}

Friday Cottage Grove Firemen’s Festival Thursday-Sunday: June 12-15 Location: Firemen’s Park, Cottage Grove Description: Annual fundraiser with sports, carnival. Friday: Lube, Angels & Outlaws 8:30 pm. Saturday: BBQ contest 8 am-4 pm, 5km run 8:30 am ($30; registration 7 am), parade 11 am, BrewFest 1-5 pm ($45), rodeo 2 pm, Robert J 2 pm, Cherokee […]

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