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Group plans meeting to openly address race, police in city

A community group is hosting a meeting this week with the city police department to discuss race and police in Sun Prairie. 

President of the Sun Prairie African American Parent Network Jerry Ruffin confirmed the meeting will take place at Prairie Phoenix Academy, 160 South St., in Sun Prairie from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday. Police Chief Patrick Anhalt and Assistant Chief Scott A. Faust are scheduled to participate.

City garage sales planned for first weekend in May

The city said on its website that the garage sales are planned for the first weekend in May this year. 

Sun Prairie said the citywide garage sale will begin on Thursday, April 30 and continue through Saturday, May 2. 

To register, contact Steve Stocker at 608-445-2676 or steve.stocker.53590@gmail.com, or pick one up a form at Stop N Go, Kwik Trip or Copps Foods.

Youth group offers teens theatrical artistic outlet

A community youth group will have its first meeting Sunday for area teens to have a place to discuss their experiences and translate them to theatrical art. 

The Sun Prairie Proud Theater chapter will meet from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Sun Prairie United Methodist Church. The Sun Prairie Star reported that students ages 13 to 18 are welcome to attend.

Visit proudtheater.org for more information. ... Read More

Radio Aid Concert to help fund equipment for 103.5 The Sun

A fundraiser at at the Sun Prairie Performing Arts Center Sunday will help purchase electronic equipment for the city's new radio station, 103.5 The Sun. 

The The Radio Aid Concert event will include a silent auction, which will begin at noon, plus music beginning at 1 p.m. Sold at the event will be food donated by area businesses like including Sonic, Schoep's Ice Cream and Day One Pizza.

Visit www.sunprairiemediacenter.com for details... Read More

Fish fry at Round Table to support fraternal service org

A fraternal service organization will hold a fish fry fundraiser Friday to support its mission trip. 

The Sun Prairie Knights of Columbus Council 4879 will charge $12 for a fish dinner from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at The Round Table, 1611 N. Bristol... Read More

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.