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Erickson awarded June/July ‘Garden of the Month’

For the second time in just over 10 years, Sun Prairie resident and gardener Ellen Erickson has claimed Garden of the Month and Garden of the Year through the Sun Prairie Garden Club... Read More

'Piano gal' pitches downtown singalong series

A vision of a more musically minded community is behind a business woman's idea for a weekly singalong event. 

The Sun Prairie Star reported that Marta Hansen, of The Piano Gal on East Main Street, got support last week from the Sun Prairie Business Improvement District Committee to put on a weekly downtown music series beginning in August. ... Read More

A cut above: Resident shares art of woodcarving

On any given day, Mark Loftus can be found on a stool at his basement work bench with a carving tool in his right hand and a piece of wood in his left... Read More

Taste of the Arts Fair set for June 14 in Sheehan Park

Approximately 100 vendors will showcase a variety of fine arts, crafts, jewelry and food at the 31st annual Taste of the Arts Fair Saturday, June 14 in Sheehan Park,1351 Linnerud Dr... Read More

Group seeks to upstart PFLAG chapter

A Sun Prairie couple are trying to establish a chapter of a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocate group.

Paul and Carol Esser are members of Sun Prairie United Methodist Church, which is supporting the effort to establish a Sun Prairie PFLAG branch. The Essers and the church are seeking other Sun Prairie residents to help, as the church cannot lead the chapter due to its religious affiliation.

Anyone interested is invited to a potluck Sunday at 5 p.m. at Sun Prairie United Methodist Church, 702 North St... Read More

Theater to perform 'Annie' at middle school

The cast and crew of Sun Prairie Civic Theatre will bring the loveable orphan, Annie, to life with multiple performances this month.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 9-10 and May 16-17 at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School, 220 Kroncke Dr. The show will end with a 2 p.m. matinee on May 18.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets are available online at www.sunprairiecivictheatre.com or at Beans ‘n Cream Coffeehouse, 345 Cannery Square... Read More

Author to speak about coming-out memoir

A Monona author will speak at a local church on his new book about coming out as a gay man.

Callen Harty will give a talk about "My Queer Life," from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday at Sun Prairie United Methodist Church. The event is free. 

The Sun Prairie Star reported that last June the Sun Prairie United Methodist Church voted to publicly open its doors to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community as a Reconciling Congregation... Read More