THE READER
January 2006

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Customer Comments

General Manager's Report

Board Report: An Update on Expansion

Deli News

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Producer Profile: Heartland Bison

Health & Wellness News

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Crock Pot, Co-op Style

The State of Slow Food Madison

Ask the Midwife

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Community Calendar

 

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Community Calendar

The Art of Nature Exhibit

December 11th through March 5th, 2006. Olbrich Botanical Gardens will feature the Award-winning work of local artist Janet Moore with her collection of botanical watercolors featuring orchids and other plants. The exhibit is free and open 11:00am–5:00pm every Sunday. For more information call 246-4716 or log onto: www.olbrich.org.

Arboretum Family Walk —All About Snow

Sunday, January 8th, 1:30pm–2:30pm. Naturalists will take families on a snow exploration and discuss its many forms. For more information call 263-7888 or log onto: uwarboretum.org.

Arboretum Winter Water Walk

Sunday, January 8th, 1:00pm –3:00pm. Enjoy a guided walk in the arboretum focusing on identifying signs of life in ponds and wetlands. For more information call 263-7888 or log onto: uwarboretum.org.

Arboretum Discussion—For Love of Leopold

Wednesdays, January 4th –February 15th, 7:00pm–8:30pm. Each gathering will explore the life and writings of one of Wisconsin’s well-known conservationists. Bring a copy of Sand County Almanac to discuss. Class price is $15.50. For more information call 263-7888 or log onto: uwarboretum.org.

Celebrating Youth! “Circus of Dreams”

Sunday, January 22nd, 10:00am –4:00pm. Celebrate multiple cultures and contributions made by youth in our area with this indoor festival for everyone. Hands-on activities, art contest, live dance and musical performances and a youth parade! At Monona Terrace and free of charge, Call 276-9782 for more information or log onto: www.celebratingyouth.org.

UW Distinguished Lecture Series—Edward. O. Wilson

Wednesday, January 25th, 7:30pm. In the Memorial Union, hear from one of the most highly-respected scientists in the world who also promotes proper stewardship of the earth’s biodiversity, seeing it not as an option, but a necessity. For ticket information call 262-2216 or log onto: www.union.wisc.edu/dis.

Wisconsin Wetlands Association 11th Annual Wetland Science Forum

February 2nd and 3rd. Collaborating to protect and conserve our state’s wetland heritage, this year’s theme is “Biodiversity and Threats.” At Monona Terrace. For more information or to register log onto: wiscwetlands.org.