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Book’n It Run hits the pavement Aug. 2

The Sun Prairie Public Library Foundation is inviting people of all ages to show their support for literacy by participating in the 11th Annual Book’n It Run for Literacy, set for Aug. 2 at Sheehan Park... Read More

Sun Prairie hosts Sweet Corn Fest

The annual Sweet Corn Festival Aug. 14-17, 2014 at Angell Park, near the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway N, according to a press release.


Admission is $1.00 per person on Saturday and Sunday. Attendees can enjoy free entertainment, children's activities and more. Children age six and under are free admission, and if you park on the grounds admission is included in the price, according to the report.


Over 100,000 people from around the Midwest attend the event which serves over 75 tons of sweet corn during the weekend.  Corn is not genetically altered.

Steamed sweet corn is available on Saturday and Sunday only from noon to 7 pm.


This event features a carnival-midway complete with rides and games, food booths, live bands, craft show, petting zoo, kiddie korner with large inflatables, family entertainment and much more.


Church invites kids to play games, make crafts Tuesdays

A Sun Prairie church will host a  month-long summer series for kids on Tuesdays.

THe Living Water Church, 3075 Prospect Drive in Sun Prairie, will host "Weird Animals" on four Tuesday evenings and a Saturday afternoon from July 29 until Aug. 23... Read More

Car washes to benefit 'Sunshine' charity

Next week, multiple locations in Sun Prairie will host car washes to benefit the Sunshine Place, a non-profit organization that combines multiple social services in the city.

Washes will be open at four locations from 4-7 p.m.:

  • Former Sentry Foods store, 1052 W. Main
  • US Bank on the corner of Windsor Street and Thompson Road
  • United Methodist Conference Center on the corner of North Bird and Windsor streets
  • Bank of Sun Prairie on Wilburn Road, across from Dean Clinic

The Sound of Sun Prairie is hosting the events. The Sun Prairie Star reported that a donation of cash or check along with non-perishable food donation is the suggested payment for the wash... 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

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

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