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The “Warm Rain In Mexico” Exhibit by Artist Steve Chappell
Friday, October 5th, 5:00–9:00pm.
Opening Reception at Absolutely Art, 2322 Atwood Ave. Steve Chappell began printmaking in the 1980’s. His is best known for his wood block prints, and lately has been exploring digital printmaking as well. Questions: 249-9100 or www.absolutelyartllc.com

Italian Day Fest at the Northside Farmers Market
Sunday, October 7th, 8:30am–12:30pm.
Italian Foods from Local and Neighborhood Italian restaurants, dancers in ethnic Italian dress. October is National Italian American Heritage Month. (www.italian.about.com). Remember Madison’s “Bush” area history, Italian songs and singers. Festivities are from 10 am to noon. Northside Farmers Markets is located at Northport Dr. and Sherman Ave. , near Warner Park.

Buddhist Chanting Circle
Every Sunday of the month: 7:00pm–8:30pm.
Nembutsu chanting is for people who would like to experience deep meditation and pray for the benefit of all beings. No experience necessary. Everyone welcome! For more information please contact the Tao Sangha Center at 257-4663 or usa@taoshiatsu.com.

Our Beautiful Female Bodies: A Body Image Workshop For Women
Saturday, October 13th, 2:00pm–4:30pm
at A Woman’s Touch, 600 Williamson Street, Suite O; (608) 250-1928. We will explore the sources of negative body image and uncover our goodness, power and worth. No matter our size, shape, age, color, mobility or experiences, we are beautiful, wise, lovable, and perfectly female in every way. This workshop will include self-reflection, journaling, safe group sharing, affirmations, laughter and liberation. Workshop fee is $40.00 per woman; please pre-register.

Pensions for Primates Benefit: Madison’sDowntown Restaurant
Tuesday, October 16th, 5:30pm–8:00pm.
In house silent auction and benefit for Primates Incorporated, a local organization raising funds to construct a primate sanctuary (www.primatesinc.com). Live music will be provided by Oncken Jazz Expression. No cover charge.

Alliance for Animals Vegetarian Benefit Dinner
Saturday, October 20th, 5:00–8:00pm.
In honor of World Farm Animals Day. Silent auction, delicious food, door prizes, Halloween costumers encouraged! Adults $10.00; Students/Seniors $5.00; Kids $3.00. Wil-Mar Center, 953 Jenifer St. For more info call 257-6333.

Weston A. Price Foundation Madison Chapter Meeting
Monday, October 22nd, 7:00pm.
Nutrient-dense foods, education and activism, Wil-Mar Center, 953 Jenifer St. The public is invited. For more info, call Carolyn at 221-8696 or see www.geocities.com/_wapf.