Celebrate Energy Independence at Inn Serendipity’s Farm Tour

Saturday, July 11th, 10:00am - 5:00pm. Inn Serendipity Farm and B&B invites you to their annual, free open house and guided tours of the organic garden, renewable energy systems, solar-heated strawbale greenhouse, restored CitiCar and other “green” renovations. Biodiesel demos, food preservation workshops, kids activities. Equal Exchange coffee, garden goodies and lunch potluck. Located about an hour south of Madison. Visit www.innserendipity.com for schedule and directions or call 608-329-7056.

Buddhist Chanting

Mondays (1st, 2nd, 3rd of each month), 6:30-7:30pm. Experience the power of chanting... Wish the best for others, for the earth, connect to a higher power, feel lighter, peaceful, and purified. No experience necessary. Everyone welcome! Donations accepted. Please contact the Tao Sangha Center at 257-4663 or usa@taosangha.com and visit www.taosangha-na.com.

Tao Sangha Open House

Friday July 10th, 7:00-9:00pm. Stop in to learn more about the classes and practices of Tao Sangha Madison. Find out more about the Tao Shiatsu 5-month Introductory course beginning October 1st. A chance to visit, ask questions, experience some of the practices and enjoy refreshments in good company. Please contact the Tao Sangha Center at 257-4663 or usa@taosangha.com and visit www.taosangha-na.com.

The Power of Gnostic Practice 9-Week Course

Mondays and Wednesdays starting July 20th, 8:00pm. Embark upon the quest of practical spirituality. By practicing simple exercises such as mantras, meditation, self-study, and out-of-body experiences, you can feel peace, overcome personal obstacles, and discover the hidden side of life. Enroll in this free exciting new program and explore all of these techniques, and many more! Contact madison@gnosticmovement.com or 608-467-1032. The Madison Gnostic Centre is located at 206 S. Dickinson St. Doors open at 7:45Ppm. Free.

Charity Shiatsu Tent

July 25th, Noon-7:00pm at Atwood Summerfest. Charity Shiatsu is a shorter version of Tao Shiatsu, which is the Japanese hands-on form of Oriental medicine. It’s a refreshing way to enrich your life and unite relaxation, healing and charity. Funds raised will support homeless families in Madison and villages in Bangladesh. Contact the Tao Sangha Center to reserve a treatment time or stop by the tent on Atwood Ave.

Weston A. Price Foundation - Madison Chapter Meeting

Monday, July 27th, 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/

2009 Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival

July 31st and August 1st at Lake Farm County Park. Thirty hours of music in styles ranging from bluegrass to old-time, from Native American to Cajun, and much, much more. Tickets available at the Willy Street Co-op. More information at www.sugarmaplefest.org. Enter to win a pair of Saturday tickets at the Ticket Tower near Willy Street Co-op’s exit.