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Sun Prairie mom upstarts group for parents with children with autism

Sun Prairie resident Brenda Wilcox has started an autism support group in the city that begins next month.

Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at the Northeast YMCA, 1470 Don Simon Drive, the Sun Prairie Star reported. Each meeting will have a theme or a guest speaker and there is no cost to attend... Read More

School board eyes goals through 2020

Monday the Sun Prairie School Board took another step forward on its plan to sculpt the schools over the next five years. 

The board approved five goals for the district including to recruit and retain staff who will engage with the community; have students surpass academic growth targets; and build relationships with families. ... Read More

Stuff the Bus kicks off annual school supply drive

Several area businesses have come together once again to offer Sun Prairie residents the opportunity to support local students as they head to school for the 2014-15 school year... Read More

Sun Prairie Library to host community event about bees

Sun Prairie Library to host community event about bees

On Wednesday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m., the Sun Prairie Library will be hosting a community event for people to learn all about bees.

Find out everything there is to know about honeybees, their wax, honey, and their role as pollinators. Learn about the historical development of honeybees, their lifecycle, and ways to work with them.

There will be an opportunity to taste honey and pollen, sniff beeswax candles, handle a real hive, smoker, and other beekeeping equipment.

This event will be presented by Jeanne Hansen from the Dane County Beekeeping Association.

Sun Prairie's National Night Out

The City of Sun Prairie will once again host its National Night Out celebration on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 6-8 p.m. in Downtown Sun Prairie in Cannery Square. This year's event will feature staff, vehicles, and equipment from a wide array of public safety agencies, including the Sun Prairie Police Department, the Sun Prairie EMS, the Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department, and many more!

In addition, National Night Out will be one of the last opportunities to participate in this year's "Stuff the Bus" campaign to provide local kids the school supplies they need for a successful year.

The Sun Prairie Downtown Business Improvement District will once again be hosting their Hot August Nights Classic Car Cruise on Market St. at the same time as National Night Out. The car cruise will feature live music from Elvis Tribute Star Tony Rocker, and food will be available from Market Street Diner and Beans 'n' Cream.

New business to offer free massages at ribbon-cutting

New business to offer free massages at ribbon-cutting

A Sun Prairie business will offer food and free massages at its official grand opening next week. 

Elements Massage's open house will take place from 3-7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the business, 2804 Prairie Lakes Drive, Suite 102. 

The company said it will offer free 15-minute chair massages and serve light hors d’oeuvres. Attendees can get tours of the facilities and information about massage and overall wellness. 

The Sun Prairie Chamber of commerce will also hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

Elements Massage of Sun Prairie is located across from Costco. There are two other Elements Massage business in the Madison area including Fitchburg at 6317 McKee Road and in Middleton at 1950 Cayuga St., according to the company website. 

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.