Widening the Circle Benefit Concert

Saturday, August 1st, noon–8:00pm. Echo Valley Hope hosts its 4th annual benefit concert Widening the Circle at Echo Valley Farm, E14604 County Road F at County Road Z, Ontario, Wisconsin. Echo Valley Hope is a non-profit educational and charitable organization committed to sustainability and ending hunger. For more information about Echo Valley Hope, the concert or the three benefiting organizations, visit www.echovalleyhope.org or call 608-337-4871.

Buddhist Chanting

Mondays (1st, 2nd, 3rd of each month), 6:30pm–7:30pm. Everyone welcome! Donations accepted. Please contact the Tao Sangha Center at 257-4663 or usa@taosangha.com and visit www.taosangha-na.com.

Madtown Barefoot Boogie

Friday, August 7th and 21st, 8:00pm–11:0pm; Doors lock at 10:00pm. Tai Chi Center, 301 S Bedford. The Madtown Barefoot Boogie is a volunteer-run, community-building, substance-free, open-floor dance for people who love to express themselves through movement. For more information, check out www.madtownboogie.com.

Habitat ReStore Salvage Art Show

August 7th–September 13th at the Artisan Gallery in Paoli, 6858 Paoli Road. Please join us for the Habitat ReStore Salvage Art Show Auction. There will be 41 pieces representing 27 artists. The artwork can be viewed on the Habitat ReStore website www.restoredane.org. Bids for the pieces will be taken by phone as well as at the gallery (Tuesday through Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm).

Tao Sangha Open House

Friday August 14th, 7:00pm–9:00pm. Stop in to learn more about the classes and practices of Tao Sangha Madison. Find out more about the Tao Shiatsu five-month Introductory course beginning October 1st. It’s 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.

Free Adult Drum Circle

Saturday, August 15th 1:00pm–2:30pm. Instruments provided. At Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa. Contact: Amy Bennett 241-1574 x230 or amy@goodmancenter.org.

Jin Shin Jyutsu Basic Five-Day Seminar

Wednesday, August 26th–Sunday, August 30th, Richland Center, at White Crane Ltd, 177 East Haseltine Street. Jin Shin Jyutsu is a Japanese energy work art form. Join us for five days of getting to know the ART, its background, fundamentals, and applications with instructor Cynthia Broshi. Get to know yourself and how to help yourself and others with this beautiful, simple art. Lecture and hands-on applications daily. 608-647-8774 or bez@mwt.net for more information (please put “JSJ five day info” in the subject line).

Orton Park Festival

Friday, August 28th–Sunday, August 30th. It should be a wondrous few days at the Marquette Neighborhood Association’s 44th Orton Park Festival. This year we will cast aside all inhibitions and rejoice under the oaken canopy in Madison’s first park. Orton’s bigger and better than ever. An amazing assortment of performers, including the Cycropia Aerial Dance Troupe, will entertain at this soon-to-be legendary event. There’ll even be world-premiere musical theater on Sunday.