Truth and Alternatives to Militarism in Education (TAME) Meeting

Wednesday, June 11th, 6:30–8:30pm at the Downtown Madison Public Library, 201 W. Mifflin St. Get involved in planning educational activities and action to counter military recruiting in area schools. Parents, students, veterans, school staff and concerned community members come together to build awareness of the potential dangers to youth who are targeted by recruiters, and of militarism’s negative impact on all of us. For more information, visit www.tamewisconsin.org or email info@tamewisconsin.org.

Group Lessons in Alexander Technique

Session I: June 17th–July 8th, Session II: July 22nd–August 12nd, Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30pm. Experience your natural potential to move with ease in a supportive environment. Learn skills of self-observation and tension release in everyday movement. Explore subtle movements to achieve greater body awareness and economy of effort. The instructor, Deborah Thomas, PhD, ADTR, has been studying and teaching Alexander Technique since 1978 and has trained with Master Alexander teacher Marjorie Barstow. At Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy. Log onto www.hancockcenter.net or call 251-0908 for more information.

Paddles & Petals Eco-Tour with Rutabaga Paddlesports and Jessie Conaway

Saturday June 21st, 10:00am–4:00pm. Includes intro kayak lesson, and wetlands and woodlands medicinal plant tour. Register by June 11th by calling 1-800-I-PADDLE.

Weston A. Price Foundation—Madison Chapter Meeting

Monday, June 23rd, 7:00pm, Wil-Mar Center, 953 Jenifer St. Nutrient-dense foods—education and activism. The public is invited. For more info, call Carolyn at 221-8696 or see www.madisonwapf.org.

TwoPlay: The Art of Making Out

Wednesday, June 25th, 6:00–8:00pm at A Woman’s Touch, 600 Williamson Street; 250-1928. Rediscover the lost art of the backseat, the front porch, the stolen moments in the coat room. What a great way to spend the evening learning how to rekindle the spark and pleasure with your partner. This workshop will help you both explore and develop the skills that charge those make-out sessions with romantic connections that last a lifetime. Please bring a practice partner, all genders and orientations welcome. Workshop fee is $35 per person; please pre-register.

Garden Tour Benefit: Carpenter-Ridgeway Neighborhood

Saturday, June 29th, 9:00am–3:00pm; Rain or shine. Often referred to as “City Living with a Country Feel,” the Carpenter-Ridgeway Neighborhood will hold a garden tour benefit to purchase a Sid Boyum Sculpture for the neighborhood park entrance. Stroll through eight private gardens and two public green spaces. The tour is sponsored by Wisconsin Landscapes, Inc., Klein’s Nursery and Greenhouses, The Flower Factory, Johannsen’s Greenhouses, The Bruce Company, Willy Street Co-op, and Associated Bank. The Carpenter-Ridgeway Neighborhood is located between Aberg Avenue and Wright Street. Tickets are $5, and are available at Klein’s, Johannsen’s, Willy Street Co-op, and Associated Bank on E. Washington Avenue. Tickets will also be available at each garden site the day of the tour. For more information, call 244-0054, or visit the neighborhood website at www.madison.com/communities/crna/events/index.php.

La Fête de Marquette Warm-Up Concert: Orchestra Baobab

Sunday, June 29th at 8:00pm. The Marquette Neighborhood Association and the Willy Street Co-op proudly announce the legendary Orchestra Baobab will be featured in a warm-up concert for La Fête de Marquette at the Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave. The 12-piece Senegalese band will be promoting their new CD entitled Made in Dakar. Orchestra Baobab’s U.S. tour will include many great venues including Bonnaroo, The Birchmere in Virginia, Yoshi’s in San Francisco and Millenium Park in Chicago the night before our show. Tickets ($18, $20 day of sale) are on sale now at www.barrymorelive.com and will be available at all Barrymore outlets and at the Willy Street Co-op. WORT will welcome the show.

For more information about the band, log onto: http://www.concertedefforts.com/artists_baob.html.

Buddhist Chanting Circle

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