Madison Datebook July 2016
Art Fair on the Square
One of the most celebrated events of the summer returns to Madison for its 58th annual year. Walk around Capitol Square and meet more than 450 artists specializing in a variety of art forms. Music, entertainment, outdoor dining and more will keep you entertained throughout the day. Explore the various booths organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
7/9 9a-6p, 7/10 10a-5p. No entry fee. Capitol Square. mmoca.org/art-fair
Bike for Boys & Girls Club of Dane County
Join fellow cyclists to bike through Madison and raise pledges for the Boys
& Girls Club of Dane County. This 14th annual ride is a Madison favorite that brings riders together for a great cause and fun morning. Choose among 50-, 25- or eight-mile courses and stick around after you cross the finish line to indulge in post-race brews and food.
8a 50-mile ride start, 9a 25-mile ride start, 10:30a eight-mile ride start. $25 registration fee and $25-$225 in pledges. McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg. bike4bgc.com
American Girl Benefit Sale
Look through American Girl dolls, books and additional merchandise at the largest summer fundraiser for the Madison Children’s Museum and American Girl’s Fund for Children. This annual sale has raised significant funds for both organizations and continues to be a popular event.
7/16 7a-3p, 7/17 8a-noon. Ticket prices vary. 8830 N. Greenview Drive, Middleton.
Wisconsin Aviation’s 15th Annual Hangar Dance
Dress up in your best 1940s attire for a fun night of live music, dancing, costume prizes and dance lessons before the main event. The Ladies Must Swing big band will play 1940s-era tunes all night. Proceeds benefit the Badger Honor Flight in its work to allow WWII and Korean War Veterans to see memorials honoring their service.
6:30p lessons, 7p dance. $20, $35/two people. Wisconsin Aviation, 3606 Corben Court. wisconsinaviation.com
YMCA Golf Classic
Enjoy a full day supporting the community and healthy living at this annual golf outing. Registration comes with lunch and dinner, 18 holes of golf in scramble format with a cart and a participation gift. All proceeds benefit the YMCA of Dane County’s Healthy Living programming.
9a. Sponsorship prices vary. Maple Bluff Country Club, 500 Kensington Dr. 664-9622, ymcadanecounty.org/sponsoredevents
Capital City 5K Run/Walk for Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation
This USA Track & Field certified course is a twilight 5K run/walk along the Lakeshore Path. Start at the Capitol Square and cool off with a private pool party at the Goodman Pool. Age group awards will be given out, as well as awards for the largest team and individual fundraisers. Raise awareness for organ donation and help the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin increase the availability of organs for transplants. Registration is available online, and includes a T-shirt and pool party pass.
6:30p. $40. Capitol Square/Goodman Pool, 325 E. Olin Ave. capitalcity5k.org