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Area Fitness Club Partners With Second Harvest Foodbank

Area Fitness Club Partners With Second Harvest Foodbank

Sun Prairie's Edge Fitness is partnering with the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin and offering a Freaky Fit Bootcamp to help raise food and monetary donations for Second Harvest. 

The specialty bootcamp class is being moved from Edge's main facility to the gym at Windsor Elementary and is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8 to 9 a.m.  

Non-members can participate in the bootcamp by bringing in a non-perishable food or monetary donation for Second Harvest. Edge Fitness is also offering a free 1-month membership to non-members who bring in a food donation and a $5 minimum monetary donation.

St. Mary's To Spread Seeds Of Wellness

St. Mary's To Spread Seeds Of Wellness

The cornerstone of St. Mary's Hospital was laid 100 years ago on Oct. 8, 1911. The hospital opened its doors in September 1912.

On Saturday, Oct. 8, the hospital will celebrate the laying of that cornerstone by handing out free apples -- a cornerstone of good health -- throughout Dane County. 

There are 12 locations in total in Madison, Middleton, DeForest, Waunakee, Sun Prairie, Oregon and McFarland. People can stop by anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. to receive their free fruit. And in the spirit of good food safety practice, we'll also be handing out free fruit wipes along with the apples.

For more information on where the apples will be handed out and when, visit www.stmarysmadison.com/apples

Online Auction Supporting Local Businesses Is Under Way

Organizers said that an online auction selling local goods to benefit the nonprofit organization Dane Buy Local is off to a successful start.

Dane Buy Local said the hyper-local project uses technology and social media to support the common message of buying and supporting local business.

DANE Exclusive Deals is using Facebook and SMS text message tools to host a Bid-A-Thon, an online auction, which is happening now and will end on Sept. 30 at 5 p.m.

Bid-A-Thon can be accessed at http://deals.auctionanything.com/

Participants can bid on over 250 gift cards and prizes from various local businesses.

Bidders will be able to track bidding activity on items through text alerts right to their phones. For more information, text AUCTION to 30364.

DCHS Offers Discounted Cat Adoption Fees, Seeks Donations Of Specific Items

DCHS Offers Discounted Cat Adoption Fees, Seeks Donations Of Specific Items

On Thursday, Sept. 15, a playful and affectionate nine year old cat named Marley was the 1,000th animal to find its new forever home from Dane County Humane Society’s Adoption Center West.

In honor of AC-West reaching this remarkable milestone, for the next 10 days, all adult DCHS cats will have an adoption fee of only $10.

DCHS is very fortunate to have six adoption locations around the Madison area (Main Shelter, AC-West, Mounds Pet Food Warehouse – Sun Prairie, Fitchburg, Middleton and Stoughton Road) The special is available at all locations.

DCHS is also asking the public for some held in specific areas. Laundry detergent and empty baby food jars are in need.

The Dane County Humane Society washes about 30 to 35 loads of laundry per day, from bedding to toys. Officials said they are desperately low on laundry detergent. Any brand will do.

Colonial Club Senior Center To Host 40th Anniversary Open House

Colonial Club Senior Center To Host 40th Anniversary Open House

The Colonial Club Senior Activity Center will host a 40th anniversary open house on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m.

A special program will be held to commemorate the day at 2:30 p.m. The program will feature Jim Sykes, former Wisconsin Cheeseman employee and aging expert. The Wisconsin Cheeseman is the business that built the Colonial Club.

For more information about the Colonial Club and the activities and services they offer, go to www.colonialclub.org.

Jazz Orchestra To Perform Concert In Honor Of Jeff Peronto

Jazz Orchestra To Perform Concert In Honor Of Jeff Peronto

The Jeff Peronto Jazz Orchestra, a Madison-based community jazz band, will be holding a special concert to honor the group's namesake, Jeff Peronto.

The concert will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Sun Prairie High School Auditorium in Sun Prairie.

Peronto, 62, has been a staple in the community Jazz and concert band scene for 35 years.

As an instructor with Madison College, he influenced and provided joy to hundreds of area amateur and professional musicians. As part of this, he facilitated the involvement of many legendary groups performing at Madison College. such as the big bands of Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson and Woody Herman.   

Online Auction To Benefit Dane Buy Local

Online Auction To Benefit Dane Buy Local

An online auction is being held later this month in which all proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization Dane Buy Local.

The mission of Dane Buy Local is to support local businesses within the community while raising awareness of the importance of buying locally.

DANE Exclusive Deals will use Facebook and SMS text message tools to host a Bid-A-Thon, an online auction, Sept. 24-30.

Participants will have the opportunity to bid on more than 250 gift cards and prizes from various local businesses. Bidders will be able to track bidding activity on items through text alerts right to their phone. This can be done from any mobile phone with premium text message capabilities. For more information, text AUCTION to 30364.

For more information about the Bid-A-Thon, people can also visit http://www.facebook.com/DaneExclusiveDeals.