Madtown Barefoot Boogie
Friday, December 4th and 18th, 8:00pm–11:00pm; 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 express themselves through movement. The DJ’d music includes many genres, including ambient, world beat, hip-hop, downtempo, latin, funk, r&b, and disco, all arranged to make for a magical dance journey. All ages are welcome including children accompanied by an adult. $5-$10. For more information, check out or contact (The Boogie is held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month.)

Northside Winter Farmers’ Market
Sunday, December 6th & 20th, 10:00am–1:00pm. Enjoy fresh local foods from your favorite Northside Farmers Market vendors throughout the holiday season. Music, hot food, and a guest chef at every market. Indoors at the Northside TownCenter next to Family Dollar at N Sherman Ave & Northport Dr. More info at

Buddhist Chanting
Mondays (1st, 2nd, 3rd of each month), 6:30pm–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 and visit

Learn to Meditate
December 7th, 7:00pm–8:00pm. Group meditation instruction is offered the first Monday of each month. An hour long experience provides a sense of context for meditation, detailed instruction, and an opportunity to meditate and ask questions. Free. 408 S. Baldwin St. 441-8868

Tao Sangha Open House
Friday Dec. 11th, (2nd Friday of the month), 7:00pm–9:00pm, 2330 Willard Ave. Stop in anytime to learn more about the health classes, practices and aid projects of Madison’s Tao Sangha Center. Come to visit, ask questions, experience Ki health exercises, Tao Shiatsu hands-on healing and Nembutsu Chanting. Come to enjoy a slideshow & refreshments in good company. Please contact the Tao Sangha Center at 257-4663 or and visit

New Year’s Eve Chanting
Thursday December 31st, time TBA. Nembutsu Buddhist chanting is for those wishing to experience deep meditation and pray for the benefit of all beings. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary, just a wish for the New Year to be bright and bring happiness and good fortune to yourself and others. For more information please contact Madison Tao Sangha Center at 257-4663 or and visit