Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of June 12, 2023


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  • Board of Park Commissioners: The Board of Park Commissioners will take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, in in-person format at 6:30 PM. Agenda items include declaring July 2023 as "Parks and Recreation Month" in the City of Madison; adoption of Park Development Plan for Kestrel Park, request from Olbrich Botanical Gardens to Close Bolz Conservatory August 9-11, 2023 for Installation of GLEAM Exhibit; request by Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, Inc. to extend Madison Park hours for Fete de Marquette; Dog Park Designation status update; and more! 

  • Education Committee: The Education Committee will take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, in virtual format at 5:30 PM. Agenda items include County Youth in Governance Presentation, discussion on draft policy regarding Driver’s Education, and more! 

Events: This Week

  • Lakeside Kids: James the Magician - Tuesday, June 13, 2023Since 1986, James Ember has been creating and performing magic. He has performed his award-winning, interactive, comedy magic show throughout the world. Performing magic with a wild passion since he won his first talent show at the age of six, his exceptional magical talent has been showcased at school programs, on stages, on the street, and everywhere in between. There’s one thing that drives every single one of his performances – he knows joy is contagious!
  • Mobile Madison | Movies with Madison Parks (Minions: The Rise of the Gru) - Tuesday, June 13, 2023The City of Madison Parks Division developed Movies with Madison Parks in harmony with the City's Neighborhood Resource Teams (NRTs). Sina Davis, from the Allied Drive Neighborhood, provided the spark and served as the main community driver behind the creation and development of the program. This popular program was named in her honor, just prior to her passing in July 2019.
  • Dane County Farmers' Market - Wednesday, June 14, 2023The Wednesday Dane County Farmers’ Market is located on the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, in between the Madison Municipal Building and the City-County Building. While more intimate than the Saturday Market, you will still find many of your favorite Dane County Farmers’ Market members, as well as a full array of fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, bakery items, cut flowers, plants, and many specialty items.
  • Madison Jazz Fest - Wednesday, June 14, 2023The Madison Music Collective presents a Madison Jazz Festival concert in Penn Park by Madison’s Rick Flowers and Amalgam X, featuring Kevin Carnes on drums, Chris Moseley on guitar, Adam Czerepinski on bass, and Flowers on keyboards and vocals on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This concert is part of the Collective’s popular DIG JAZZ concert series. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy live jazz in the park. You can also purchase food from the Sista’s Chicken & Fish food trunk.
  • Maintain Homeownership Webinar - Thursday, June 15, 2023The City of Madison's Community Development Division is excited about this homeownership webinar for Homeownership Month. This webinar will take place Thursday, June 15, 2023, from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM virtually over Zoom and is targeted to City of Madison residents. If you are currently a homeowner, learn about programs to ensure you stay in your home! Register for the event at:
  • Mobile Madison | Movies with Madison Parks (Encanto) - Thursday, June 15, 2023: Grab a blanket or bring a lawn chair and enjoy the FREE show! All are welcome!
  • 2023-24 Youth Poet Laureate Ceremony - Thursday, June 15, 2023: Applicants for the 2023-2024 Youth Poet Laureate will give a reading at Pinney Library. There will be a ceremony after to announce the 2023-2024 Youth Poet Laureate.
  • Concerts on the Rooftop: Sixteen Candles - Thursday, June 15, 2023: Experience the nostalgia and energy of the greatest decade of music – the 1980s! Entertaining audiences since 2003, Sixteen Candles travels the country to bring 80’s music to life in full force for a memorable and exciting concert experience that you won’t soon forget.
  • Community Garden Summit - Friday, June 16, 2023: We foster community, equity, and food production by connecting people in Dane County with the space, education, and resources to create and sustain community gardens.
  • The Sessions at McPike Park - Friday, June 16, 2023: The Sessions at McPike Park is in its 10th year and will have great music all seven days and dance and comedy interspersed. This is a free all-volunteer run event that helps raise funds for 6 non-profit partners. Great food and drink for sale.
  • WPCRC Family Fun Night – (Juneteenth Celebration) - Friday, June 16, 2023: WPCRC Family Fun Nights are in partnership with Madison School Community Recreation.
  • Loop The Lake - Saturday, June 17, 2023: Support clean, healthy lakes with Clean Lakes Alliance's 10th Annual Loop the Lake Bike Ride. Join in person on the official Monona Lake Loop by starting and ending at Olbrich Park on Saturday, June 18th, 2023. Or, choose to ride, walk, run, or paddle virtually, from anywhere Saturday, June 11th - Sunday, June 19th.
  • Volunteer Day at The Glen - Saturday, June 17, 2023: The Glen Golf Park is establishing an ongoing volunteer program that helps volunteers learn, grow personally, and gain professional experience.
  • HUD-Approved Homebuyer Education - Saturday, June 17, 2023: Take the first step to owning a home, and join us in this Home Buyer Education Workshop. This FREE HUD-Approved homebuyer education workshop takes place in person, and lunch is provided.
  • Bird & Nature Adventures | Starkweather Creek Area - Saturday, June 17, 2023: Edible Plants ~ Outings in the Starkweather Creek area vary each month - be sure to check the starting location. Adventures typically at 10:00 AM on the 3rd Saturday of the month, year-round, and frequently start at the Goodman Community Center, unless noted otherwise. Outings include nature walks, canoe/kayak adventures, bicycling tours, and more, and are sponsored by the Madison Friends of Urban Nature, Madison Parks, Goodman Community Center, Madison Audubon Society, and Friends of Starkweather Creek. No registration is required. Pets are not allowed.
  • Madison Juneteenth Celebration - Saturday, June 17, 2023: Historical celebration of African/Black American emancipation, history, accomplishments, and influence on American history and culture.
  • The Sessions at McPike Park - Saturday, June 17, 2023, and Sunday, June 18, 2023: The Sessions at McPike Park is in its 10th year and will have great music all seven days and dance and comedy interspersed. This is a free all-volunteer run event that helps raise funds for 6 non-profit partners. Great food and drink for sale.
  • Bird & Nature Adventures | Warner Park - Sunday, June 18, 2023: Enjoy an informal family and kid-friendly nature walk around the scenic Warner Pond lagoon and across Castle Creek to discover the wetlands, woods, and prairie in the Wild Side of Warner Park and the birds and other creatures that call it home! Walks at Warner Park, held on the 3rd Sunday of every month, are co-sponsored by Madison Bird City FUN partners Wild Warner and Madison Audubon. Meet at the colorful Warner Park shelter by the lagoon. Parking is available nearby. No registration is required. No pets are allowed.
  • Live at The Glen & Movie | WYSO & Vivo - Sunday, June 18, 2023: Grab a blanket or bring a lawn chair and join us at The Glen for a free movie! All are welcome! Starting at 3:00 PM, enjoy the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra performing along the trees of The Glen House and 9th hole

Events: Save the Date

  • Make Music Madison - Wednesday, June 21, 2023For the 11th year in a row, the City of Madison will become a stage with hundreds of free live performances throughout the City. Coffee shops, community centers, front porches, public libraries, and park shelters will be jamming will all kinds of music that will make you want to dance! The City is thrilled to be once again supporting this event.
  • Disability Summit: A Community-Led Movement for Disability Justice - Thursday, July 27, 2023 - Saturday, July 29, 2023This event is a platform for visioning and developing a city-wide agenda that will direct the work of the Disability Rights and Services Program and ensure all City programs include the voices and needs of the disability community. This event is open to the public, and City staff are encouraged to attend. Visit our upcoming events page for more information. 
  • Community Implementation of the Standard Response Protocol & Standard Reunification Method - Wednesday, August 2, 2023 : The Dane County Sheriff's Office will be partnering with Dane County Emergency Management and the Office of School Safety (OSS) for a 2-hour training on Standard Response Protocol (SRP) & Standard Reunification Method (SRM) Incident preparedness overview for Public Private Partners. OSS will present a comprehensive school safety model and introduce SRP & SRM to community members. The training will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Blackhawk Church, 9620 Brader Way, Middleton, WI.


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Alder John W. Duncan

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