Madison Audubon Society 32nd Annual Art Fair

Saturday, May 3rd, 9:30am–4:30pm at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Over 100 artists will be showing and selling their art. Media includes painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, wood and more. Show will include silent auction, raffle and kids activities. Food will be catered by Willy Street Co-op.

Northside Farmers’ Market Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Sunday, May 4th. The market will host live Latin American music from 10:00 am until noon. Local Mexican cooks will offer traditional dishes. There will be a salsa contest at 10:30am and piñata-breaking for the kids at 11:00am Each Sunday the market’s 25-plus vendors offer locally grown and produced foods and features brunch, smoothies and fruit drinks. Located in the Northside TownCenter at Northport Drive and Sherman Avenue across from Warner Park, it runs from 8:30am until 12:30pm every Sunday through October. For further information: northsidefarmersmarket.org or contact Dale Matthews at nfmmanager@yahoo.com or (608) 217-9631.

Buddhist Chanting Circle

Monday–Saturday, 7:00–7:45am; Every Sunday: 5:00–6:30pm. Fee by donation. 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 and visit http://na.taosangha.com.

Uni Workshop

Wednesday Wednesday, May 7th, 6:30–8:30pm. Tao Sangha Center. Come learn about UNI currency and experience how using UNI and participating in UNI markets enriches and unites the lives of people all around the globe. Please pre-register by contacting the Madison Tao Sangha Center. A donation of $5/person to NPO UNI is requested.

A Daily Practice Group Coaching Experience

Saturday, May 10th, 9:30am–12:00pm and the following four Thursdays (skipping May 29) from 7:00–8:30pm at Unity of Madison. Experience processes that raise your self awareness so you can take inspired action and unravel limiting beliefs that keep you from having a consistent centering practice. $75 includes a free 30-minute individual coaching session with Sharon Barbour, MPH, ACC of Namaste Coaching. 608-225-0404 or namastecoaching@tds.net.

Children’s Day Celebration and UNI Market

Saturday May 10th, 11:00am–4:00pm, Tao Sangha Center, gardens and grounds: 2330 Willard Ave. in Atwood neighborhood. Children’s Day is celebrated on 5th May in Japan. It is a national holiday dedicated to celebrating the health and happiness of all children and expressing gratitude towards mothers. In Madison we will celebrate this wonderful tradition with kite making, games, and a Uni Market to raise funds to improve children’s lives in Bangladesh. At the UNI market you can shop and enjoy recycled and hand-made/home-grown goods. All items will be bought and sold in UNI currency. Everyone is welcome! For more information please contact the Tao Sangha Center at 257-4663 or usa@taoshiatsu.com and visit http://na.taosangha.com.

Northside Farmers’ Market Mother’s Day Celebration and Plant Exchange

Sunday, May 11th. On Mother’s Day, the Dane County Timebank will host its popular plant exchange. Trade healthy seedlings, bulbs, and houseplants or sell them for time dollars. Please label them with your name and the name of the plant. Native plants are encouraged. Each Sunday the market’s 25-plus vendors offer locally grown and produced foods and features brunch, smoothies and fruit drinks. Located in the Northside TownCenter at Northport Drive and Sherman Avenue across from Warner Park, it runs from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. every Sunday through October. For further information: northsidefarmersmarket.org or contact Dale Matthews at nfmmanager@yahoo.com or (608) 217-9631.

Weston A. Price Foundation—Madison Chapter Meeting

Monday, May 26th, 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 http://www.madisonwapf.org/.

Burgers and Brew:
Kicking off the Summer with Wisconsin’s Great Local Flavors

Saturday, May 31st, 4:00–7:00pm at Capital Brewery Bier Garten in Middleton. Kick off your summer with a celebration of locally grown food and locally brewed beer at Burgers and Brew: The Taste is Local. Burgers and Brew features local chefs creating unique burgers and pairing them with beer samples to create a tasty mini-meals. In addition to raising awareness of local foods, Burgers and Brew raises money for REAP Food Group’s Buy Fresh Buy Local program. Learn more and purchase tickets online at www.reapfoodgroup.org. Tickets also available at the Willy Street Co-op Customer Service desk.