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Community Calendar
We welcome your submissions to the Community Calendar. Please send via mail or . Submissions must be received by the 8th of each month for inclusion in the following month’s newspaper. If space is constrained, priority will be given to those pertaining to food and farming, health and wellness, environmental, and neighborhood events.





The Dane County Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 8:00am - 2pm on the Capitol Square. For more information call 261-4000 or log onto:

Bark in the Park 2004!
Saturday, June 5th, 8:00am - 3:00pm. Join us for a day filled with fun activities for both dogs and humans at the Dane County Humane Society. Registration is $15 per dog for the entire day. Register online or register the day of the event at

Kirtan with Wah!
Friday, June 11th, 8:00pm. Wah! will be in Madison at Well Within Center for Yoga and Health to lead Kirtan (an evening of chanting.) Chanting, which is done in a call-and-response format, empties your mind and opens your heart. Cost is $15 advance/$20 door. Tickets at Well Within 236-9138 or Mimosa Books (Gilman & State). For more information, visit

Waterfront Warm-Up Concert:
Antibalas Afrobeat

Thursday, June 10th. The Barrymore Theatre. Co-sponsored by the Willy Street Co-op, this concert features the incredible 14-piece band based in Brooklyn. Go to for more information.

Waterfront Festival
June 12th-13th at Yahara Place Park. Bands will be playing from 12:00pm - 7:30 pm on Saturday and 11:00am - 6:30pm on Sunday. There will also be the Dandelion dash run/walk, a canoe race and lots of local vendors serving up delicious food. Check for details and a schedule.

Steps For A Safer Community
Saturday, June 12th, 8:ooam. Co-sponsored by FitCity Madison, AARP/ActiveForLife, and Dane CAN, this fun walk will help support the good work of the Coalition. It is being held in conjunction with Safety Saturday on the Capitol Square, at the intersection of East Washington Avenue and Pinckney Street.

Alliance for Animals Bike-a-Thon Fundraiser
Sunday, June 13th, 11am. Event will begin at the shelter area at Brittingham Park. Picnic afterward! Call 257-6333 for more information.

Green Thumb/Green Planet Workshop
Thursday, June 17th, 7:00-9:00pm. The Greater Madison Healthy Lawn Team invites you to attend this workshop featuring Carole Rubin, acclaimed environmentalist and author. Event is at Olbrich Gardens Atrium as part of the Yahara Lakes week events. The workshop will include information about making a transition to non-toxic lawn care practices with an emphasis on incorporating native landscaping as an alternative to lawns. This event is free and all are welcome.

Troy Gardens Summer Solstice Celebration
Saturday, June 19, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Troy Gardens (500 block of Troy Drive on Madison’s Northside). Join Friends of Troy Gardens members and gardeners for a celebration of the summer. Music, dance performances, carnival games, and tours of the site. For more information call 608-240-0409.

Tuesday Eastside Farmers’ Market
The market runs Tuesdays through October 12th, 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Join us at 201 S. Ingersoll St., on the Isthmus Bike Path. Vegetables, fruits, cheese, honey, bakery items, meats, flowers, bedding plants and more! For more information call 251-6776.

Warner Park Summer Concert Series
Begins Monday, June 21st, 6:30pm. Bring a picnic and enjoy a wide range of music, from jazz to bluegrass, country and more. Mondays through July 26 at Warner Park. For more information call 243-5252.