Vegan Dinner at Dobhan

Wednesday, September 2nd, 6:30pm. The Madison Area Vegetarian Meetup Group has organized a completely vegan dinner at Dobhan, which features Nepali and Tibetan food. Visit meetup.com/VegMadison for more details and to register for the event.


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 September 11th, 7:00–9:00pm, 2330 Willard Ave. Stop in to learn more about the classes and practices of Tao Sangha Madison. Please contact the Tao Sangha Center at 257-4663 or usa@taosangha.com and visit www.taosangha-na.com.


MACSAC presents the 3rd Annual Bike the Barns

Saturday, September 12th. Bike the Barns for fresh food for all! In partnership with Underground Food Collective. Bike the Barns is a spectacular fundraising bicycle ride through the countryside southwest of Madison. Online registration (http://bikethebarns.dojiggy.com/) closes on Tuesday, September 8th or when the ride is full. We are not able to offer ride-day registrations. This year’s 52-mile ride highlights three local CSA and direct market farms and, once again, features gourmet local food presented by Underground Food Collective. This ride is MACSAC’s major fundraising event, and each year more participants help raise money for families and individuals improve nutrition by having access to fresh, organic vegetables from local farms. All proceeds, including pledges collected by bike riders, will support Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition’s (MACSAC) Partner Shares Program. Since Partner Shares’ inception in 1997, over 2,300 underserved and low-income households have received fresh local food.


Free Introduction to Empowerment through Movement: A Therapy Group for Women

Wednesday, September 16th, 6:30pm–8:00pm. Use creative movement and verbal discussion to explore topics such as body image, self-worth, interpersonal relationships, and setting boundaries. No prior movement experience necessary. Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy, 16 N Hancock St. Call or e-mail to register, 251-0908, info@hancockcenter.net. Visit www.hancockcenter.net for more information.


Half-Pint Resale

Friday, September 18th 2:00–8:00pm; Saturday, September 19th 8:00am–Noon, Half-Price Sale 1:00pm–5:00pm. Located at the Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa St.) on Madison’s Eastside. This semi-annual quality children’s consignment sale is one way you can raise your children green! Find great deals on unique resale clothing items for children ages 0-7, as well as baby gear, and maternity clothing. For more information, visit http://halfpintresale.googlepages.com. New consignors always welcome!


Willy Street Fair

Saturday, September 19th, 2:00pm–9:00pm and Sunday, September 20th, 11:00am–7:00pm. 800, 900 and 1000 blocks of Williamson Street. Seven packed stages over two days offering the best in music and entertainment; over 150 vendors providing great food and soothing beverages; creative arts and crafts; a colorful and eclectic parade; the city’s largest community-based raffle with over 200 prizes!

For more information contact the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center at 257-4576 or Common Wealth Development at 256-3527 ext. 16.


Apple Picking Outing

Saturday, September 19th, 2:00pm. The Madison Area Vegetarian Meetup Group has organized a group apple picking trip at Door Creek Orchard. Visit meetup.com/VegMadison for more details and to register for the event.


HC Dance Club: Creative Dance for Teens with Developmental Issues

Wednesdays, September 23rd–December 9th, 4:15pm–5:15pm. HC Dance Club is a therapeutic class filled with fun, dance, and music. The class will develop self-esteem, positive body image, and successful peer relationships. To promote a sense of inclusion, the class is supported by teen and college student volunteers. Facilitated by Ann Wingate, MA, ADTR-DTRL. Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy, 16 N Hancock St, Madison. For more information visit www.hancockcenter.net or call 608.251.0908.


A Circle of Children: Creative Dance for Kids

Thursdays, September 24th–December 10th, 4:00–4:45pm. A Circle of Children is designed for children 5-8 years of age to join together in the joy of dance. The class will provide a creative process exploring the elements of dance and the inner experience of each child. We will delight in our dancing spirits! To register contact facilitator Ann Wingate, MA, ADTR-DTRL. Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy, 16 N. Hancock St, Madison. For more information visit www.hancockcenter.net or call 608.251.0908.


Food for Thought Festival

Saturday, September 26th, 8:00am–1:30pm. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (off the Capitol Square). The festival aims to reconnect people with food on a local level through speakers, presentations, and demonstrations; kids’ activities; information booths from more than 60 local vendors and food producers; and more. Featuring special guest speaker, Michael Pollan. For a festival schedule and more, go to www.reapfoodgroup.org, e-mail info@reapfoodgroup.org or call (608) 310-7836.


Earthdance

September 26th, 4:00pm–8:00am, at Commonwealth Gallery, 100 N. Baldwin St. The global synchronized Earthdance event returns to Madison.Earthdance, conceived by artist/musician Chris Deckker, to unite the world through the universal platform of dance and music, has become the largest global synchronized dance event in the world. What began in 1997, with 22 cities in 18 countries, has grown to include 300 locations and 60 countries. Rising out of the global electronic music scene, Earthdance encompasses a diverse cross-section of musical genres including world music, jazz, conscious hip-hop, folk and reggae. Earthdance has shown how the potent combination of music, dance and technology can be harnessed for positive and humanitarian aims. For one night people join together to dance as one global community, united with a common vision for peace and humanitarian aims.

For more information or to get involved email: info@earthdancemadison.org.


Weston A. Price Foundation—Madison Chapter Meeting

Monday, September 28th, 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/.


Herb Day 2009

Saturday, October 3rd, 9:30am–3:00pm at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave. Come and celebrate herbs with us on Herb Day. Local herbalists will be leading herb walks through the gardens and park. There will be demos on herb preparation and use, and many herbal exhibits from local organizations. Come celebrate herbs with us. Free admission! Call 608-512-9633 for details.

Classes include “Decreasing Stress in Your Life,” “Herbalism & Digestion,” “Herbs for Cold and Flu Season.” Co-sponsored by Madison Herbal Institute, Green Earth, Community Pharmacy, Willy Street Co-op, Madison Herb Society, Frontier Cooperative Herbs, and Sustainable Times.

 Goodland Tree Works

Gene Stulgaitis Carpenter

Organic Valley
The Christensen Company