September 27, 2021


  • South Madison Farmers’ Market | Mon., Sept. 27 | 2-6 p.m. | Novation Center, 2500 Rimrock Rd. | Free entry | Pick up local produce for this week’s dinner menu from a variety of vendors. 🌽
  • Chunky Knit Pumpkins | Mon., Sept. 27 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Wine & Design, 167 S. Fair Oaks Ave. | $50 | Kick off autumn with Wine & Design’s chunky knit pumpkin workshop, where attendees will take home 3 pumpkins made during class. 🎃
  • The Dead South | Mon., Sept. 27 | 8 p.m. | The Sylvee | $25+ | Enjoy bluegrass sounds with this 4-piece, acoustic-driven band hailing from Saskatchewan, Canada. 🪕
  • Lights of Hope at the Capitol | Mon., Sept. 27 | 5-8 p.m. | Capitol | Free | Join community members by displaying "Lights of Hope" at the Capitol to honor cancer survivors + remember those we've lost. 🕯
  • Madison’s Tales of Infamy, Scandals, and Mystery | Tues., Sept. 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll St. | $20 | Learn about the murders, scandals + bootlegging of Madison in this 1.4 mile tour through the heart of Madison. 
  • World Dairy Expo | Tues., Sept. 28-Sat., Oct. 2 | Times vary | Alliant Energy Center | Free+ | Cattle shows, educational seminars + dairy product contests are all a part of the week-long event that draws 60,000+ dairy enthusiasts. 🐮
  • Housing Equity Food Packing | Tues., Sept. 28 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Ave. | Free | Help pack food and hygiene bags to be delivered to those experiencing homelessness locally.
  • Oktoberfest Cooking Class | Wed., Sept. 29 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Delectable Madison, 3248 University Ave. | $69 | Celebrate the German heritage of Oktoberfest while cooking up dishes like beer + cheddar soup, schnitzel, sauerkraut, and potato salad.
  • Treaties: How we come to be where we are | Wed., Sept. 29 | 6 p.m. | UW Madison, virtual | Free | Learn about treaties + the agreement with the Ho-Chunk Nation from a panelist of experts.
  • Cooking Together: Flavors of Wisconsin | Thurs., Sept. 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Willy St. Co-op, virtual | $10+ | Pull out the pots + pans for a family-friendly cooking class of Wisconsin classics.
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  • 80º | Partly cloudy | 10% chance of rain
  • National Voter Registration Day is Tues., Sept. 28. Register to vote online or at locations around the city, including United Way of Dane County + Urban League of Greater Madison. If you’ve moved since the last election, you might need to update your registration. 
  • $8.2 million. That’s how much Dane County has awarded 7 housing projects to create 465 new affordable housing units in + around the greater Madison area.
  • Slow your roll. Parts of the Southwest Bike Path will be closed from Sept. 27-Oct. 8 for resurfacing. Path detours will be provided where necessary. 🚲
  • Choo choo. Amtrak’s 2035 vision includes a potential expansion to Madison. The route would connect the city to Milwaukee, Chicago + Minneapolis. 🚆 (NBC15) 
  • Forward Madison has a new kit. The 2021 Pink Goalkeeper’s Kit was created to support Breast Cancer Awareness month. A portion of the limited release kit bought will be donated to the Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation of Madison.
Plan Ahead
  • The 28th annual compost bin sale is Sat., Oct. 23. Pre-order your bin for pickup at Garver Mill + learn more about Madison’s goals for food waste reduction in our landfills. ♻️
  • Kindergarteners at MMSD schools received a back-to-school treat. A collaboration between Madison Public Schools Foundation + Madison Reading Project garnered 15,000+ books for the kids to take home their own small library. 📚 (Channel 3000) 
  • Allison Uselman’s short story “Honor Cord” + Jennifer Fandel’s poem “The Father” took first place in the statewide “Wisconsin People & Ideas” Fiction and Poetry Contest. Both will receive $500 + a week’s residency at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. ✍️ (Wisconsin State Journal) 
Feel Good
  • Verona’s parks are ready for any accident. Girl Scout Troop 7398 placed 3 first aid kit stations in local parks with money from their cookie sales. Members of the troop will earn their Bronze Awards for their project planning + execution. (The Verona Press)
  • The Monroe Street Anti-Racism Project unveiled a mural at the Monroe St. Festival. Created by local resident Simone Lawrence, the Harrison St. art challenges community members to think about their actions in making systemic change.
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