A Madison Mom’s Guide to November 2017

If you are looking for a guide to keep you and your family entertained, we have got you covered! We’ve started a monthly events guide to be sure you don’t miss a thing happening around the Madison area. Here are this month’s “need to know” activities.

The Mombassadors for our Neighborhood Groups organize monthly meet-ups so be sure to join the Facebook group for your area!

Links to area libraries, open swim times, and open play/jump activities can be found near the end of this post. This is by no means a comprehensive list. If you know of any fun family activities we have missed, please let us know in the comments.

November 1-10: Candy Bounce Back: 7 am – 4 pm at Madison Family Dental Associates |After Halloween, kids can stop into any Madison Family Dental location and turn in a minimum of one pound of candy (per kid) and in exchange, receive a Madison Family Dental ‘Healthy Smiles’ Goody Bag, which will consist of dental goodies (toothbrush, paste, swag, etc.) along with a certificate for a fun, healthy activity and a healthy treat.

Wednesday, November 1: Free Family Night – Wisconsin Science Festival Kickoff Party: 5-8 pm at the Madison Children’s Museum | On the first open Wednesday night of each month, MCM invites our entire community to enjoy the museum for free. Free Family Night is a great time for first time visitors to enjoy the museum, and is a popular time for older children to return to visit their favorite exhibits. Tonight we celebrate the Wisconsin Science Festival, which offers free science activities for kids and adults throughout the state Nov. 2-5. Tonight’s kickoff party includes hands-on exploration stations presented by Adult Role Models in Science, Madison Herpetological Society, UW Neuroscience Training Program, UW Plant Pathology, Edgewood College Science Ambassadors, MCM Taste of Tech, UW Insect Ambassadors, and a glassworking demonstration by Tracy Drier of the UW Chemistry Department.

November 2-5: Wisconsin Science Festival: Various Locations/Times | See website for full details.

November 2-5: Wisconsin Book Festival | See website for details. 

Friday, November 3Luminescence: A Spectacle of Fire and Light: 7-8:15 at the Monona Terrace | Pyrotechniq mesmerizes audiences of all ages with the powerful spectacle of mystery merged with fire, glow, dance, costume, dramatic sound, and energetic choreography! Based in Chicago, these urban fire and light masters will be making their Madison debut. Don’t miss this visually stunning, cutting edge show!
Recommended for ages 6 and up. Tickets $5-$10. See link to purchase.

Saturday, November 4: Saturday Science-Mars in Madison: 10 am – 3 pm at the UW Discovery Building | Explore Mars and Earth and think about how life would be different (or possible?) if we went to Mars during this free event held on the first Saturday of every month! How would exercise be different on a planet with less gravity than on Earth? Could plants grow in space or on Mars? What is weather like on Mars? What does it feel like to walk on the Moon? This event is free and open to the public. It is part of the Wisconsin Science Festival Discovery Expo, which includes dozens of interactive hands-on exploration stations.

Saturday, November 4: Box of Balloons Birthday Bash: 10 am – 1 pm at the Madison Metropolitan School District Planetarium | Box of Balloons is turning four, and invites you to join us for an out of this world birthday party! Featuring: * Planetarium Shows * Balloon Artist * Walking on the Moon Shoes * * DIY Moon Rocks with Kindness Rocks Madison, WI * Rockets with Engineering For Kids of Dane County * Solay System Sensory Play * Balloon Pit * Photo Booth * Battledarts. Refreshments Provided by: Hurts Donuts – Galaxy Donuts, Hogwash Juice Drinks, Yola’s Cafe & Coffee Shop of Madison – Hot Chocolate Bar. Tickets: Children (Ages 2 & Up): $10.00 Adults: Free with a purchase of children’s ticket Adults: $5.00 1 year & under: Free

Saturday, November 4: Oregon Preschool Carnival: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm at Oregon Preschool | 2017 Carnival hosted by Oregon Preschool – Games (ages 2-10), Prizes, Raffle, Face Painting, Bounce House, Food and Family Fun

Saturday, November 4Big Smiles 2017: A Family Fun Event: 4-7 pm at Noah’s Event Venue, 5020 American Family Drive, Madison | Have fun and support a great cause! Kids under 12 attend for FREE! Tickets start at $25 and include catering by Gristle, non-alcoholic beverages, entertainment by Piano Fondue Dueling Pianos, Special Guest Michael Johnson, Emcee Jonathan Suttin (of Triple M favorites Jonathan & Kitty), and kids’ activities. Cash bar.

Saturday, November 4: Kids in the Rotunda-Zoozort: Overture Center | Free. See website. 

Saturday, November 4Kids Yoga with little om BIG OM: 9:30 am – 12 pm at DreamBank | Bring your little yogis to DreamBank for an imaginative session on the mat! Yoga instructors from little om BIG OM weave stories, games and music together for a fun class that helps kids increase their focus, get active, and discover new confidence in their abilities.

Saturday, November 4: Story Saturday: Wisconsin Book Fest!: 10:30-11:30 am at the Wisconsin Historical Museum |   The Wisconsin Historical Museum is proud to partner with the Wisconsin Book Festival and the Madison Reading Project for a special Story Saturday event in the Children’s Section of the Central Library! Children’s author Annette LeBlanc Cate will read from her two books, “Look Up!” and “The Magic Rabbit.” “Look Up!” encourages kids to get outside and watch some birds through quirky dialogue and colorful illustrations. “The Magic Rabbit” follows the friendship of Ray the magician and his bunny assistant. When the two get separated in the bustle of the big city, they wonder if they’ll ever find each other again. They discover that theirs is quite the magical friendship.

Saturday, November 4: Kids DIY Workshop-Military Appreciation Humvee: 9 am – 12 pm at Home Depot | Join our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a custom wooden humvee to honor all those that have served our country. Once the humvee is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin.

Saturday, November 4: Verona Area Kids Expo: 9 am – 2 pm at Verona High School | Welcome to our 2nd annual Verona Area Kids Expo, featuring local vendors and information for our Pre-K and elementary aged children. 9am-2pm and totally free! Visit a police officer’s car outside the PAC doors, test your balance and kills at martial arts, get your face painted and enjoy a fun day with family!

Sunday, November 5: Jack & Kitty: 11 am at the High Noon Saloon | Jack and Kitty are one of the most in-demand musical duos in North America. Specializing in “organic vaudeville folk”, this Emmy Award winning duo love to perform concerts nationwide. The Minneapolis Star Tribune hailed them as “one of the most entertaining groups in the midwest.”  $6 kids / $8 adults / babies in arms free

Sunday, November 5: Kids’ Art Adventures: 1 pm at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art | Embrace your curiosity and wonder with artist Sonja Thomsen, who will lead this art adventure. Explore her immersive installation and make an iridescent sculpture that reflects and refracts light. Bring a camera to photograph your artwork in the lobby. Offered in conjunction with the Wisconsin Science Festival; pre-registration is required for this Kids’ Art Adventure. Please contact [email protected] to reserve a space in the workshop.

November 6-10: Halloween Candy Buy Back: 8 am – 6 pm (call for times/vary) at Madison No Fear Dentistry | You’re invited to our Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back event! Following Trick-or-Treating, stop into Madison No Fear Dentistry during working hours the week of November 6th to sell back your extra candy ($1 per pound of candy up to $5/child). Donations are also welcome!! All candy is donated to Operation Shoebox and shipped to our troops serving overseas.

Wednesday, November 8Mini Sprouts Culinary Class: Harvest Snacks: 9:30-10:30 am at Festival Foods | Join other mini sprouts as we make food fun in this culinary class designed for toddlers and preschoolers. This hands-on and interactive class will give children the confidence to try new foods. We will prepare some fun and healthy fall harvest recipes and read “Bear Says Thanks” by Karma Wilson. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to participate or watch (they attend free with student ticket). Includes recipe packet and coloring sheets to take home. Designed for ages 2-6.

Friday, November 10: Paper Airplanes Take Flight: 5:30-8 pm at the Black Earth Children’s Museum | Make planes, learn about flight & test out your airplane design from the top of the ranger tower and tree house.

Saturday, November 11: Peppa Pig Live: Overture Hall | Peppa Pig, the #1 Family show of 2016, is back with an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in Peppa Pig’s Surprise! Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in an all singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and surprises! All Ages- Children 24 months and under use a $4 lap seat that can be purchased at the ticket office.

Saturday, November 11: Music Lab: 9:30 am – 12 pm at DreamBank | Uncover your little one’s innate musicality with music-making activities using their voice, body and instruments! Local early childhood music teacher, Julie Mazer, will guide your child’s journey with simple rhythmic and melodic concepts. They’ll even get to create their very own musical instrument to take home!

Saturday, November 11: Jamfest Cheer & Dance: 9 am at the Alliant Energy Center | JAMfest is a daylong, high energy, Cheer & Dance Competition. Admission: $10 admission – Cash only. Active military, seniors (65+), and 4 and under are free.

Saturday, November 11: Goodman Youth Farm Volunteer Day: 9 am at Troy Gardens | 9:00am-12:00pm , 5017 Sudbury Way: Volunteers of all ages gather to weed, plant, compost, and learn about organic gardening. Join us for one Saturday, or all of them! Group are welcome to sign up together. 

Saturday, November 11: Kids in the Rotunda-Madison Ballet: Overture Center | Free. See website. 

Sunday, November 12: The Little Match Girl: 1 & 3 pm at the Friends of the Waisman Center Auditorium | An all-children cast brings to life this beloved and endearing story based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale. Original script, songs, music and costumes make this a series favorite. *Sensory-friendly performance at 3:00 in partnership with the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin. Admission: $2.00, adults; $1.00, children
Tickets: Advance tickets for any show in the series can be purchased beginning at NOON on performance days.

Tuesday, November 14: Mini Sprouts Culinary Class: Souper Soup: 9:30-10:30 am at Whole Foods | Join other mini sprouts as we make food fun in this culinary class designed for toddlers and preschoolers. This hands-on and interactive class will give children the confidence to try new foods. Warm up from the frigid weather as we prepare fun and healthy soup and biscuit recipes and read “Soup Day” by Melissa Iwai! Parents or caregivers are encouraged to participate or watch (they attend free with student ticket). Includes recipe packet and coloring sheets to take home. Designed for ages 2-6.

Wednesday, November 15Afterschool Craft & Cook: Clay Creations: 3:30-4:45 pm at Whole Foods | Let your creativity soar! Join us on an adventure of crafting and cooking. We will learn about 3D art! Then make a yummy and healthy snack to eat and a clay creation that we can take home and use! Ages 6-11. (parents/ caregivers are free to watch OR leave & return).

November 16-18: Verona Children’s Theatre-Godspell Jr.: Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center | This performance will also include Stone Soup. For Grades 3-8

Saturday, November 18: Wisconsin Shipwrecks for Kids: 10 am at the Wisconsin Historical Museum | Wisconsin Historical Society underwater archaeologists will share stories from beneath the waves of the Great Lakes during this family-friendly event. Kids and parents will find out how some of the 700 ships in Wisconsin’s waters sank, and they will discover what life was like for sailors and passengers aboard these vessels. Explore the shipwrecks and work like an underwater archaeologist to uncover clues about the past!

Saturday, November 18Thanksgiving Cards and Crafts: 9:30 am – 12 pm at DreamBank | Enjoy a morning getting in the festive fall spirit at DreamBank! Bring the whole family and get yourselves ready to give thanks by making Thanksgiving crafts and cards. Stop in anytime between 9:30 am and 12 pm to show your creative attitude for gratitude!

Saturday, November 18: Fairytale Pancake Barre: 10 am – 12 pm at the Blackhawk Country Club | Treat your favorite little one to a morning of fairytale themed arts and crafts, performances from The Little Matchstick Girl ballet, and delicious pancakes. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite fairytale character. $25

Saturday, November 18: Madison Moms Blog Meet Us at Hilldale: A Special Holiday Event featuring The Grinch: 1:30-3 pm at Hilldale | We are so excited to continue our playdate series with a special event in November! In collaboration with The Overture Center, this month’s special event will feature the sneaky, conniving, holiday-hater himself: The Grinch! Join us for a playdate you won’t want to miss featuring many grinch-ly activities, treats and photo opportunities! 

Sunday, November 19: Hayrides at Holiday Fantasy in Lights: 6-9:40 pm at Olin Park | Join us with campfire, s’mores and a haywagon ride through beautiful Olin Park during Holiday Fantasy in Lights By clicking this link, you will be leaving the City of Madison website.! Location: Meet at the Olin Park boat launch
Date: Sunday, November 19. Time: on-going 6pm until 10pm (last boarding time: 9:40pm). Cost: $3/per person, children 2 and under are free. Note: participants will need to enter/exit the wagon using stairs.

November 21-26Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical: Times Vary | Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale How The Grinch Stole Christmas as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. 

Thursday, November 23: Berbee Derby | The Berbee Derby is an annual Thanksgiving Day 10K run and 5K run/walk is a family friendly event that benefits the Technology Education Foundation. The Berbee Derby is a fun-filled community event that has been running 14 years strong! The Berbee Derby offers a full range of amenities for its participants.

Thursday, November 23: Madison Turkey Trot 5K | See website for details. 

Friday, November 24Merry & Bright: The Edgewater’s 4th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting: 2-8 pm at The Edgewater | Take in the sights and sounds of the holidays as we kick off the holiday season with a joyous afternoon and evening full of free, family-friendly events. The Grand Plaza at The Edgewater plays host to the Fourth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, November 24th.

November 24-26Downtown Holiday Open House: 9 am – 4 pm | The Holiday Open House has become a downtown Madison tradition. This shopping, dining and family event is an alternative to the shopping mall and big-box “door busters.” Jump-start customer traffic and holiday sales on Thanksgiving weekend! This event is presented by Madison’s Central Business Improvement District (BID) and the Greater State Street Business Association (GSSBA).

Friday, November 24: Kids in the Rotunda-Cash Box Kings: Overture Center-Rotunda Stage | Free performance by Cash Box Kings, 9:30 am, 11 am & 1 pm.

Friday, November 24: Pictures with Santa: 10 am – 1 pm at DreamBank | Hop the Downtown Holiday Trolley and head to DreamBank with the family for free hot cocoa, a holiday crafting workshop and photos with Santa! Crafting and cocoa are available all day and photos with Santa will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Here’s a holiday tip: Don’t forget to grab your welcome bag of shopping coupons on the Holiday Trolley – courtesy of DreamBank!

Friday, November 24: Holiday Crafting: 10 am – 3 pm at DreamBank | Hop the Downtown Holiday Trolley and head to DreamBank with the family for free hot cocoa, a holiday crafting workshop and photos with Santa! Crafting and cocoa are available all day, but be sure to check out our event times for pictures with Santa! Here’s a holiday tip: Don’t forget to grab your welcome bag of shopping coupons on the Holiday Trolley – courtesy of DreamBank!

November 24-December 31: Zoo Lights: Henry Vilas Zoo | See the zoo in a whole new light! This holiday season, your Henry Vilas Zoo will shine brighter than ever as we bring Zoo Lights to Madison! Enjoy a warm beverage as you take a stroll down candy cane lane and enjoy the festive sights and sounds. Thousands of lights will transform the zoo into a winter wonderland that’s not to be missed.

Saturday, November 25: Kids in the Rotunda-Fox & Branch: Overture Center | Free. See website. 

Saturday, November 25: Pictures with Santa: 10 am – 1 pm at DreamBank | Hop the Downtown Holiday Trolley and head to DreamBank with the family for free hot cocoa, a holiday crafting workshop and photos with Santa! Crafting and cocoa are available all day and photos with Santa will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Here’s a holiday tip: Don’t forget to grab your welcome bag of shopping coupons on the Holiday Trolley – courtesy of DreamBank!

Saturday, November 25: Holiday Crafting: 10 am at 3 pm at DreamBank | Hop the Downtown Holiday Trolley and head to DreamBank with the family for free hot cocoa, a holiday crafting workshop and photos with Santa! Crafting and cocoa are available all day, but be sure to check out our event times for pictures with Santa! Here’s a holiday tip: Don’t forget to grab your welcome bag of shopping coupons on the Holiday Trolley – courtesy of DreamBank!

Wednesday, November 29Mini Sprouts Culinary Class: Festive Fruit: 9:30-10:30 am at Festival Foods | Join other mini sprouts as we make food fun in this culinary class designed for toddlers and preschoolers. This hands-on and interactive class will give children the confidence to try new foods. We will prepare some festive holiday recipes using fruit and read “Mooseltoe” by Margie Palatini! Parents or caregivers are encouraged to participate or watch (they attend free with student ticket). Includes recipe packet and coloring sheets to take home. Designed for ages 2-6.


Farmers’ Markets:

Dane County Farmers’ Market – Saturdays on the Capitol Square. April 15-November 11 from 6:15 am – 1:45 pm. 

Westside Community Farmers’ Market – Saturdays, 7:00am – 12:30pm, April 15 – November 4. Behind UW Health Digestive Health Center , Corner of University Avenue & University Row.

Hilldale Farmers’ Market – Wednesday and Saturday: 8AM – 1PM. May 6, 2017 – November 4, 2017. Location: At the corner of University Ave. and Midvale Blvd. across from Metcalfe’s Market. 

Mineral Point Farmers’ Market – Saturdays 8:30-11 am May – October. Water Tower Park, Business 151 at Madison Street. 


Ongoing Music/Movies:

Casey Day – 9-10 am most Saturdays at The Cargo Bike Shop, Willy St.  Join us at The Cargo Bike Shop for an hour of fun music, dancing and singing. Most Saturdays from 9am to 10am. Fun for all ages, whether it’s shaking your booty to Baby Beluga and other Casey Day favorites, or enjoying some Cafe Domestique coffee and a treat from Batch Bakehouse or Underground Food Collective.

Monday Night Kid Music with David Landau – 5:30- 6:15 at the Harmony Bar and Grill | Fun for kids 2 to 8 and totally tolerable for parents of any age! Cover – $3.

The Lunchtime Show with David Landau – 11:30 am – 12 pm at McFarland House Cafe | There is a cover charge of $5.00 per kid for this show. Adults, babies, and babysitters are free of charge.


Storytimes:

Museum Storytime – UW Madison Geology Museum – 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 10:30 am. Museum storytime is geared toward preschool-aged children and each week features a book, museum specimens and a craft to take home. No reservations required, except for groups larger than 10. Free.

Barnes & Noble East Towne – Various themed storytimes. See website for schedule. 

Barnes & Noble West Towne – Various themed storytimes. See website for schedule.


Ongoing Playgroups & Parent Groups:

Morning Play Date at DreamBank – Enjoy a morning of meeting new friends at DreamBank. While the kids participate in interactive story time and crafts, grown-ups can explore our exhibit and enjoy a cup of coffee in our inspiring space. Free snacks, fun and learning abound, so bring your hungry bellies, listening ears and colorful imaginations! 10-11 am.

Saturday Playgroup at University Houses Preschool – Come along to play, chat and sing with your little ones. Bring a snack and talk to other families while the kids enjoy the toys and dramatic play area.
Saturdays, 10:30- Noon, Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9, Jan 13, Feb 10, March 10, April 14, and May 12
6033 Odana Road, Madison, WI 53719. Bring your friends! Everyone is welcome at this free, fun event.

Little Learners – What? Educational play-dates with your little ones. Sessions include story time, music, art, sensory bins, and a snack. Who? Children ages 0 – 5 with their parents or caregivers. When? 10am – 11am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month. Where? Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Community Room. Cost? $5 per family/session. Payment can be made when you register or on the day of the session

Lodi Moms’ Group Meet-up – We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 9:30 to 11:00/11:30 at Lake Wisconsin E Free Church in Lodi. There is childcare for pre-school children for the first half while we meet together for a time of connection and study. Then we all go upstairs to play together in the big multi-purpose room. In the summer we have been meeting in parks to play. 

Babywearing Meetings – Come join us to learn about babywearing, connect with other caregivers, and bond with your little ones. Bring your own carriers, or learn with ours. Our meetings are always FREE and open to the public! BWI-Madison Meetings are really helpful for learning about safety and new techniques, trying on a wide variety of carriers, and getting personalized guidance from accredited Volunteer Babywearing Educators (VBEs). Plus, you’ll meet some really nice people, and the meetings are super kid-friendly! Become a member and check out a different carrier each month from our lending library of over 150 carriers!

Mother Baby Hour – Located at the Meriter Business Center-See website for various days/times. Mother Baby Hour is a time for moms and their babies to get together to ask questions, express concerns, learn about resources and share stories. A Registered Nurse/Community Educator facilitates the groups and offers a weekly topic. Join us as early as the first week after your baby is born!


Other Ongoing Activities/Events:

Kids in the Rotunda – From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertain your whole family. Enjoy a diverse lineup of local, regional and national performers selected exclusively for children ages nine and younger and their families.

Open Art Studio – 12:30-2:30 Monthly on the First Wednesday at The Seventeenth Radish. Come and join us the first Wednesday of every month at either our Verona or Waunakee location. Students will have the opportunity to enjoy art without limits. A variety of art materials will be available to use to create works based on the weekly book. This kid-only drop off event is hosted the first Wednesday every month. Advance registration is required as spaces are limited.

Afterschool Expeditions – Afterschool Expeditions is a free program for students in grades K-8 to explore, engage and discover science from UW–Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research with structured hands-on activities. This program takes place during the fall and spring semesters. TO REGISTER: You pick your adventure! The registration page will have different activity options for each date. You may select only ONE rotation plan per date. This lets us know which two activities you will be participating in when you come.

Warner Family Fun Nights – Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Fridays (see website for dates), $5 per family.

KEVA Open Play – Youth Open Play at KEVA Sports Center. Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30-1. Lots of indoor activities set up for toddlers.  Drop in fee accepted or free with a KEVA membership. Begins September 5th.

MMoCAkids ArtPack – Families are encouraged to stop by the reception desk in the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art lobby and ask for the MMoCAkids ArtPack, the museum hands-on discovery kit for exploring art. Designed for family members to use together, the ArtPack contains a variety of fun activities that promote observation and imaginative thinking about visual art. Visiting an art museum with a child can be stressful if you are so worried about your child touching the art that you can’t enjoy the art, but the joy of art and art making is for people of all ages. These programs are designed for families with young children.

UW-Arboretum Family Walks – See website for dates and details.

Car Seat Checks – The goal of the Safe Kids Injury Prevention Program is to help educate families on safety and injury prevention. A large component of our work is providing safety information and services to our Dane County communities. Car seat checks are available throughout the Madison area, see website for dates and locations. Appointments are required for car seat checks. You can make an appointment by calling (608) 890-8999 or e-mail [email protected].

Bird and Nature Walks –  1:30-3 pm at various Madison parks – Free, family-friendly Bird and Nature Walks are offered year-round on Sunday afternoons 1:30-3:00 pm by Madison Parks and FUN: Friends of Urban Nature partner groups. Join the FUN!

Open Art Studio – Use the Monroe Street Arts Center studio as your own! Work on a self-directed project under the guidance of an experienced art teacher. We will provide all of the art materials and one planned project per class to get you started. This is a drop-in class, but please call ahead to hold a spot, 608.232.1510. Cost is $12 per class or $48 for 5 classes with an Open Art Studio Pass.

The Crafty Project – The Crafty Project does monthly Kiddo Crafty Events at their creative studio. Additionally, The Crafty Project studio is a fabulous location for mom’s to get together and have a night out and create. They have a fun schedule of classes and offer private events.

Eastern Holistic Health For Families – 11:00am – 12:00pm third Saturdays at Tao Sangha Center. Fee: $8-10 per parent/child pair. Learn and practice how to make our energy and heart positive and strong through fun holistic practices including yoga, family shiatsu healing and Buddhist meditations. Everyone welcome, no experience necessary. RSVP Tao Sangha Healing Center, 2330 Willard Ave, Madison. 608-257-4663 or [email protected] TaoSangha-na.com.

Meditation for Kids and Families –  Kadampa Meditation Center of Madison – On Sunday mornings from 10-11:15, we offer Mindful Living: Prayers for World Peace in the main meditation room and Dharma for Kids in the kid’s meditation room. Dharma for Kids is suitable for kids ages 4-10. Older children and teens are welcome to attend the teaching with their parents, and parents with toddlers younger than four can stay with their children to participate in kids class together. Cost: $5/Adult and $1/child over 4.


Calendar of Events for Libraries, Open Play Areas, and Open Swim

Libraries
Madison Central
Alicia Ashman
Goodman South
Hawthorne Library 
Lakeview Library
Meadowridge Library
Monroe Street Library
Pinney Library
Sequoya Library
Rosemary Garfoot Library-Cross Plains
Fitchburg Library
McFarland Library
Middleton Library
Monona Library
Sauk City Public Library
Stoughton Library
Sun Prairie Library
Verona Library
Waunakee Library

Open Play/Jump
 
Open Swim
 
Other

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