Weekend - Special Events

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Cannonball Run To Benefit Cambridge Area EMS, July 14
5K & 10K Benefit Run July 14, 2012
Cambridge Area EMS (CAEMS) is pleased to announce their annual Cannonball 5K and 10K Run. The event will take place in natural and beautiful countryside surrounding the Cambridge area and in the pristine Dane County CamRock Park.
WHO: Running enthusiasts and EMS supporters from South-Central Wisconsin
WHAT: Cambridge Area EMS – 2012 Cannonball 5K Run, 10K Run, and 1 mile Dash
WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.
WHERE: Race Start: 200 Spring Street, Cambridge, WI; Race End: 217 West Main Street Cambridge, WI

MSCR AquaDash & Free Clinic, Verona, July 15
Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) is holding AquaDash, a fun and competitive running and swimming event for children ages 5 - 18.
AquaDash takes place Sunday, July 15 at the scenic Goodman Aquatic Center, 7762 Hwy PD, Verona. The race start time is 8 am with different divisions based on the child's age. The pool is a 6-lane, 25 meter pool staffed by certified life guards. Grass trails are groomed and marked per age group distance. Participants use timing chips.
AquaDash is USA Triathlon sanctioned! MSCR is holding a free clinic for anyone to learn more information about participating in AquaDash or for those looking to refine their triathlon skills.
This drop-in clinic takes place Saturday, July 14, at the Goodman Aquatic Campus, 6-7 pm. The clinic will be led by USAT Level I Triathlon Coach, Derek Scheer. It will cover the basics of what to bring, what to wear, how to set up transition, a typical race layout (with some hints and strategies for your race) and Q&A's. Great way to help a young person get comfortable with the idea of fun, multi-sport competition.
On site registration will be accepted if you decide you want to register for AquaDash the next day!
Race Day Registration is 7-7:30 am -- the fee is $30.
Register at or call 204-3000 for more are needed for this event! To volunteer go to and click on Volunteers or respond to the volunteer request that appears with online registration. 

Dane County Fair, Madison, July 18-22, 2012
Times: Wednesday, 12pm-10pm, Thur-Sun., 8am-10pm
Cost: Ages 6-11, $3.00 per day or $6.00 Season, Adults 12 & over are $7 per day or $15 for season. Ages 5 & under are free
Location: Alliant Energy Center
Description: For over 160 years the Dane County Fair has been five days of fun and entertainment, and this year will be no exception. Kids of all ages will enjoy the carnival rides, games, and entertainment from high flying aerialists to musical acts. A variety of delicious food will be available as well, and parking is always free! Keep checking website for more information and updates.

Mount Horeb Sons of Norway, Stue (Norwegian lunch), July 21
The Mount Horeb Sons of Norway is holding their 41st annual Kaffe Stue (Norwegian lunch), featuring the ever popular Troll rolls.
When: Saturday July 21, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Mount Horeb Community Center, 107 N. Grove Street
Note: Being held in conjunction with the Mount Horeb Art Fair

Middleton Fire Company hosts 98th Annual Festival, July 21
The Middleton Fire Company's Annual Festival and Raffle, featuring live bands, food and fun festivities, will take place on Saturday, July 21st starting at noon at the Capital Brewery in Middleton. The local fundraiser will raise money to support activities focused on educating adults and children in the community.
Fundraising through this annual festival has allowed the Company to completely refurbish Middleton's original fire engine, the 1923 Ford Model T Pumper, which is showcased in the fire station and will be at the event. In addition, this fundraiser enables scholarships for Middleton High School students, pays for specialized training courses and provides funding for new tools and equipment such as extrication equipment and AED's (Automated External Defibrillator). The Middleton Fire Department has an Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of three, ranking the Company in the top four percent of fire departments in the country.
Saturday's festivities feature a special family time from noon to 3:00 pm, at which time children ten years and under eat free from the kid's menu when accompanied by an adult. Games and water events for kids are also included, so swimsuits and towels are recommended. Live music kicks off at 12:00 pm with Middleton Jazz Band, playing all your Jazz favorites. From 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, local band Primitive Culture will play their blend of funk, blues and tropical rhythm music. Finally, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, The Jimmies will be performing! They've just been named the "2012 Best Swing/Big Band Ensemble" by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry. 
Admission is $7 at the door. You must be of legal drinking age to enter the beer area. Capital Brewery is located at 7734 Terrace Avenue, Middleton. Advance tickets may be purchased for $5 at the Company's fire station located at 7600 University Ave.


  • Aug 19-21, Madison Invitational Horse Show, Arena
  • Aug 23, United Way Day of Caring, Willow Island
  • Aug 26-28, Heartland Velo Show, Exhibition Hall
  • Tuesdays, Open Mic w/ Host Mike Droho, 8-11 pm
  • Wednesdays, Local Band Series, 8-10:30 pm

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