Northside Farmers’ Market

August Schedule Honors Hmong Harvest and School Kids. Sundays, 8:30am–12:30pm through October. August 3rd is Hmong Harvest Sunday celebrated with special Hmong dishes prepared by the market’s own Asian chef, Tui.

August 10th is the second Chef Challenge of the summer.

August 17th is our third annual kids’ special “Back To School” Sunday hosted by the Dane County Timebank. Vendors will also have live farm animals to delight the children.

August 24th will present our special guest, the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile, with prizes just for the kids.

As always, the market features nearly 30 local food vendors celebrating high-quality produce and other foods. Located in the Northside TownCenter at Northport Drive and Sherman Avenue across from Warner Park. For further information about each event, go to northsidefarmersmarket.org.

Tao Shiatsu Training Program—Free Introductions

Sunday August 3rd, 5:00pm–6:30pm at Wil-Mar Center, 953 Jenifer St. and Sunday August 24th, 1:00-3:00pm at The Perfect Knot Yoga Center. Study the hands-on Oriental Medical therapy of Tao Shiatsu. Training program begins in September. Register at 257-4663 or usa@taoshiatsu.com.

Orton Park Festival

Friday–Sunday, August 22nd–24th. The 42nd annual festival! An amazing assortment of performers, including the Cycropia Aerial Dance Troupe, will entertain at this time-honored event. Food, music, fun. This year’s festival will include performances by The Sonny Landreth Band, Natty Nation, Dave Landau, Pale Young Gentlemen, and more. For more information, log onto: http://www.marquette-neighborhood.org/festivals/index.php?category_id=2379.

Half-Pint Resale

Friday, August 22nd 1:00pm–7:00pm; Saturday, August 23rd 9:00am–12:00pm, Public Half-Price Sale 1:00pm–3:00pm. Located at Madison Labor Temple at 1602 S. Park St., Madison. Support local families by coming to the Madison-area semi-annual quality children’s consignment sale. Find great deals on unique items for children ages 0-7, as well as baby gear, maternity clothing and handmade children’s items from local artists. Special private Half-Price Sale for Union members, 12:30-1pm, Saturday, August 23rd. For more information visit http://halfpintresale.googlepages.com. New consignors always welcome!

Weston A. Price Foundation—Madison Chapter Meeting

Monday, Monday, August 25th, 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.madisonwapf.org.

Rummage Sale
Fundraiser: NPO UNI for Bangladesh Children

Sunday, August 31st, 8:00am–2:00pm; 2330 Willard Ave. at Ohio Ave. For more information please contact the Tao Sangha Center at 257-4663 or usa@taoshiatsu.com and visit http://na.taosangha.com.

Buddhist Chanting Circle

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00–7:45am and Every Sunday, 5:00–6:30pm. Donations accepted. 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.