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How many more weeks of winter? Jimmy the Groundhog will make his prediction

Jimmy the Groundhog will make an appearance at Sun Prairie’s 67th annual Groundhog Day Prognostication ceremony Feb. 2.

Boasting a nearly 80 percent accuracy rate, Jimmy will make his prediction about the length of this winter at sunrise.

Mayor Jon Freund will begin the ceremony with declarations at 6:45 a.m., and State Representative Gary Hebl will present a Gubernatorial Proclamation.

Long time handler Jerry Hahn will accompany Jimmy for the last time before his retirement later this year.

Downtown Sun Prairie businesses like market Street Diner, Beans ‘n Cream Coffeehouse and the Nitty Gritty will be offering Groundhog Day specials. Jimmy the Groundhog memorabilia will be available at Prairie Flowers & Gifts.

Habitat for Humanity asking for volunteers

Habitat for Humanity is seeking families to build homes in Madison, Sun Prairie, Fitchburg, and Stoughton.

Over the last year, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County has purchased 29 family unit lots in Sun Prairie, 24 lots in Fitchburg and eight lots in Madison.

For individuals and families interested in building with Habitat for Humanity, informational meetings will be held:

Jan. 11, 1-2:30 p.m., Clarion Suites, 2110 Rimrock Road

Jan. 14, 6-7:30 p.m., Clarion Suites, 2110 Rimrock Road

If interested in partnering with Habitat, attendance at one of these meetings is mandatory.

To learn about the program requirements, visit habitatdane.org.

ALDI grocery store opening in Sun Prairie this month

ALDI grocery store opening in Sun Prairie this month

On Jan. 29, ALDI will open a new store in Sun Prairie. The store will be at 750 Bunny Trail.

This will be the fourth ALDI location in the Madison area.

To celebrate the opening, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Jan. 29. The public is invited. Following the ceremony, the first 100 shoppers will receive a golden ticket, each containing ALDI gift certificates for various amounts.

Customers can also tour the store, sample ALDI exclusive brand products and enter an sweepstakes for a chance to win a year's supply of ALDI produce.

The Sun Prairie store features high ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials, such as recycled materials and energy-saving refrigeration and light bulbs, to ensure that customers enjoy a shopping experience that is simple and easy to navigate.

Mystery movie at the Sun Prairie Library

The Sun Prairie Library will be hosting a mystery movie on Jan. 10 at 2 p.m.

The only hint movie night organizers are giving as to which movie will be showing is: "1,200 inches to go."

 

Sun Prairie choir to perform in Madison theater

Choir members from Sun Prairie United Methodist Church will perform in Madison for a special holiday concert on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum.

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'Cotton Patch Gospel' play opens Friday at Cardinal Heights

A Sun Prairie Civic Theatre production begins this weekend. 

The "Cotton Patch Gospel" will stage five shows at the Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School. The first performance is Friday at 7:30 p.m. 

The Sun Prairie Civic Theatre said the play has "a unique storytelling style that reminds us what is the core of Christmas."

Performances include 7:30 p.m. shows Saturday, and continue Dec. 12 and 13 at the middle school. A matinee show is offered Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available at Beans 'n Cream, 345 Cannery Square, online or at the door. 

Sun Prairie students practice big band sounds

A night of dancing and music will return on Saturday, Dec. 6 as Sun Prairie school jazz ensembles are already preparing for their Big Band Dance performances... Read More