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The 5th annual golf event benefiting Madison Children’s Museum!
As the warm weather returns, so does Spring Scramble. This year’s outing takes place at the beautiful Nakoma Golf Club, one of Madison’s oldest—and most challenging—courses. Your day on the greens includes a boxed lunch, fantastic games and prizes, dinner, and live and silent auctions.
This year’s Scramble is SOLD OUT. To learn about sponsorship opportunities for 2014, call Colleen at 608.354.0536.
Downtown family fun at Madison Children’s Museum!
Saturday, June 8
10 a.m.-3 p.m., parade at noon
Join the Rotary Club of Madison and Madison Children’s Museum for a day of downtown family fun at the first annual SummerPalooza! RCM is celebrating its centennial, Madison Children’s Museum is helping to honor RCM’s hundred years of outstanding service.
This summer celebration includes free museum admission along with exciting activities and live entertainment just off the Capital Square, from the curbs of Rotary Centennial Plaza to the creative spaces within MCM. Events run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with the parade around Capitol Square beginning at noon.
New Orleans brass Mama Digdown’s Brass Band, the Brazillian-style percussionists Handphibians, circus performers, and community floats await SummerPalooza families strolling the square. The Rotary Centennial Plaza entertainment line-up includes children’s favorite Ken Lonnquist and the Kenland Band, family rockers The Madgadders, plus a host of other roaming entertainers.
MCM’s Brand Log Cabin yard, parking lot, and surrounding streets will come alive with visiting farm animals, an obstacle course, and games to play. Make a flag, decorate your bike, put finishing touches on a parade float, and then join the Rotary community parade around Capitol Square to celebrate the start of summer.
Rotary Club of Madison’s Centennial Celebration, SummerPalooza, is made possible by generous support from
Additional sponsorship comes from Madison Gas & Electric and UW Health & Unity Health Insurance.
Adult Swim: Solstice Soiree!
Adult Swim: Solstice Soiree
Friday, June 21, 6-10 p.m.
$12 admission; ages 21 & up
Celebrate the start of summer with a solstice celebration! Build a miniature Stonehenge, take part in a Pagan Fashion Show, enjoy Celtic music on the rooftop by The Pints, and a bonfire at the Log Cabin.
No, we don’t have a swimming pool, but we honor the time-honored “adult swim” tradition at public pools as we kick the kids out so adults can have the museum to themselves. It’s a great event to attend as an alternative holiday party for small businesses, or with friends or family! Beer, cider, and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Climb the Hodgepodge Mahal, drive the Punch Buggy, and take in the work of more than 120 local artists who contributed pieces to the new museum!
Afternoon Tea with your Doll
Saturday, July 20
$5 for members and American Girl Benefit Sale attendees with a registration code; $8 for non-members. Museum admission also required.
You and your favorite doll are invited downtown to MCM for an afternoon of tea and cakes, manners and etiquette, and flowers and lace. Wear your best tea party attire and prepare for an event of high class fun! Drinks (including tea) will be served alongside light delicacies. Learn about appropriate manners for high tea from a local and historical expert. Then make an accessory to take home for yourself and your doll.
Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Registration closes at noon on July 20.
To register, email email@example.com or call 608-256-6445 x 156.
What Pete Ate Art Exhibit
On Display through August 29, Community Concourse
Free for all ages
Original artwork by author and illustrator Maira Kalman is presented in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for the Humanities and titled What Pete Ate. The exhibit includes luscious, vibrant, and downright fun gouache paintings from Kalman’s celebrated alphabet book, What Pete Ate from A to Z. This is her first show in Madison.
(Photo courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York.)