Benefit Dance at The High Noon Saloon

Sunday, June 3rd, 1:00-4:30pm, High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave. Come for an afternoon of dancing and schmoozing with The Recons (klezmer), and The Prescriptions (rock’n roll/blues), plus chamber music by Flora & Friends. All ages welcome. Suggested donation: $10 for adults, $5 for children under 13. Proceeds to benefit The Anna Fund, for Anna Syvertsen, an Eastside resident who suffered a spinal cord injury in a fall from a tree on March 14, 2007. Also for The Recons’ PA System fund, and Shaarei Shamayim, Madison’s Reconstructionist & Jewish Renewal Community. For more information, www.shamayim.org or call 257-2944.

The 18th Marquette Waterfront Festival

Saturday and Sunday, June 9th-10th. Once again the Marquette Neighborhood Association will offer up two days of unsurpassed excitement in presenting the 18th annual edition of the Marquette Waterfront Festival. Come bask all day in the seductive offshore breeze as the community convenes at the shaded shore-hugging Yahara Place Park. At the park a dozen bands of great variety and renown will perform over the course of the weekend. Performers include Yid Vicious, Saboroso, Kali Kalor, Forro For All, Locos por Juana, Dear August, The Motor Primitives, Kevin Fayte and the Bad Dates, The Rousers, The Kissers, and Nathan and The Zydeco Cha Chas. The Crystal Corner staff promises to keep the beer garden well stocked and the Wil-Mar Center crew will be grilling up a storm. Once again neighborhood restaurateurs Lao Laan-Xang, Glass Nickel Pizza, Bab’s French Quarter, Chocolate Shoppe and Jamerica will be vending their specialties and you can be assured there will be plenty of kids’ games (11:00am to 3:00pm) run by the neighborhood Scout troop and hay rides from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on both days. For more information, log on to: www.marquette-neighborhood.org.

Elver Park 5K/10K Walks

Saturday, June 16th, register from 8:00am to 12:30pm (must finish by 3:00pm). The Dairyland Walkers offer noncompetitive events throughout southern Wisconsin. Registration will be at the Elver Park shelter, 1250 McKenna Blvd. Directions/maps will be furnished. Fee is free or $3.00 for Volkssport credit. Call 836-5949 or visit www.dairylandwalkers.com.

Weston A. Price Foundation—Madison Chapter meeting

Monday, June 25th, 7:00pm, Wil-Mar Center, 953 Jenifer St. The public is invited. For more info, call Carolyn at 221-8696 or see www.geocities.com/madison_wapf.

Chocolate Tasting with Dr. Chocolate

Thursday, June 28th, 6:30 - 8:00pm, held at A Woman’s Touch, 600 Williamson Street. Chocolate—sensuous, indulgent, complex, satisfying. We all know we love it, but how do we distinguish the varieties or know which type suits our specific tastes? Dr. Chocolate will teach you the vocabulary of chocolate, where it comes from and how it is produced. You will also learn about the health benefits of chocolate, how much to eat, and what kinds are best for you. $15 per person. Pre-registration is required. Contact us at awt@chorus.net or 250-1928.

Sally Fallon Lecture

Thursday, June 28th, 7:00pm. Home Green Home is happy to bring Sally Fallon, author of Nourishing Traditions and President of the Weston A. Price Foundation to Viroqua for her lecture, “Dirty Secrets of Modern Food Processing.” Also, learn about the amazing health benefits of traditional foods. WTC 220 S. Main Street Viroqua, WI. For more info call Therese at (608) 637-2493 or visit homegreenhome.biz.