Upcoming WORT in the Community Events
March 10, 2014
March 6, 2014
The sale begins on Thursday, March 6, with a member-only sale from noon until 5 p.m. (memberships are available at the door for $5). The sale continues Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., then again on Sunday, March 9, from 1-5 p.m. Beginning at 3 p.m. that day is a bag sale, during which books will be sold for $5 per bag.
The Sale will take place on the first floor of the Central library, 201 West Mifflin St., in the three glass study rooms near the Fairchild Street entrance and in the Friends Book Store. There will be a good selection of fiction and non-fiction for children and adults, and shoppers can also peruse a selection of history and art books. Most items will be priced at $2 or less, but there will be some specially priced items.
The Friends of the Madison Public Library is an organization constituted to promote and improve library services, materials and facilities for the Madison community; to stimulate gifts and bequests to the library; to provide volunteer support for the library’s programs; to raise funds for immediate and long-range projects; and to encourage the broadest possible use of its facilities, materials and services.
The Friends of the Madison Public Library have made a pledge of $100,000 to the Library Foundation toward the building and furnishing of the new downtown library and will be focusing attention on that goal for the next two years.
For more information, or to volunteer at the book sale, contact Kathi Kemp at (608) 295-6425 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about Friends of Madison Public Library is available at http://friendsofmpl.wordpress.com
March 5, 2014
March 4, 2014
Come join WORT on Fat Tuesday (March 4th) for Cajun/Creole Cookoff Contest and All-Louisiana Record Spin! Bring your best Cajun/Creole dish to compete for prizes from the Knuckle Down and WORT – and the acclaim of Madison’s best cooks! If you bring a dish you can get a free plate and ballot to try other dishes. Vegetarian options are encouraged.
Not cooking? Enjoy any 3 dishes for a $5 suggested donation and vote on your favorite! Come back as many times as you want – additional donations means additional dishes and ballots. Groove to the “Scratchy but Catchy” vinyl from WORT’s “Roadmaster” Dave Leucinger – playing nothing but Louisiana records all evening!
Most importantly, come support Community Radio, enjoy some great food, and celebrate the wrap-up of our Winter Pledge Drive!
March 1, 2014
“Ritz Crafters is celebrating it’s 3rd year on Madison’s craft scene, showcasing classy crafters bringing the best in handmade. Leave the glue at home, and put away those stamps. Paint, print, sculpt, knit, sew, paper-make – choose your weapon, we are masters of our domain. Ritz Crafters is setting out to celebrate good design and unique concepts. Over 50 vendors from Madison and beyond will be in house with handmade accessories, apparel, paper goods and much more.
Our 2014 show will be hosted at Art In, a gallery and studio space on Madison’s east side. Come hang out with friends, shop, grab a drink, sample the local food scene, and support local and handmade businesses. First 50 buying shoppers get a swanky RC tote bag! “
February 22, 2014
You are invited to attend one of our ‘Beekeeping for Beginners’ classes to be held at the Dane Co. Extension Building, 5201 Fen Oak Dr, Madison, WI 53718. Saturday classes will repeat on Jan 25, Feb. 22, March 29, April 12 and May 10, 2014, running from 9am – 4pm. This class is for those with no experience at all in beekeeping. We will touch on everything you need to know for your first year. The fee of $50 covers a full day of classes, handouts, free sample journals and catalogues, and props galore for you to handle. To register, contact Jeanne Hansen at 608-244-5094 or email@example.com.
February 20, 2014
Independent Media for the 21st Century to support Madison Infoshop, Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative and Lakeside Printing Cooperative, featuring Tani Diakite & the Afrofunkstars, Un Seule Frere, Daiquiri, Worthless Righteous and Thistle & Thorns
Bands: Un Seule Frere; Daiquiri; Worthless Righteous; Thistle & Thorns; Tani Diakite & the Afrofunkstars.
February 15, 2014
Ski Capitol-view, candle-lit trails in beautiful Turville Point Conservation Park. Enjoy a free hot chocolate, courtesy of Barriques; a warming fire, local drumming and s’more fixins. If you’re already out and about for Madison Winter Fest’s ski around the square, be sure to add this FOOT (Friends of Olin-Turville) event to your activities. Come even if there’s no snow – a hike in the moon-lit woods will be just as fun.
Hosted by FOOT (Friends of Olin-Turville) in conjunction with the Madison Parks Department and donation by Barriques.
For more information contact:
Tom at 608-239-4299
Friends of Olin-Turville website: www.olin-turville.org
February 13, 2014
On Thursday February 13th starting at 11AM: WORT and Next Door Brewing will celebrate World Radio Day with the release of our collaboration beer SECRET ALT TRANSMISSIONS Sticke Altbier!
As long as it remains on tap at the brewery, a portion of the proceeds from each pint of Secret Alt Transmissions sold will go to YOUR community radio station.
And, the WORT presence at Next Door on World Radio Day will feature a live remote broadcast by the seminal Thursday night rock program PSYCHOACOUSTICS from 8 to 10pm!
Psychoacoustics hosts the Reverend Velveteen Sly and Bad Sister Heidi will head the WORT presence that evening along with other WORT personalities, including WORT’s resident brewer Jim Goronson, who got to brew Secret Alt Transmissions with Next Door head brewer/co-owner Keith Symonds on January 16th.
Again, in an exciting community collaboration, we will celebrate World Radio Day at the Next Door Brewing Company (2439 Atwood Ave.) on Thursday February 13th.
This event is sponsored by Union Cab, who will be offering
discount coupons for cab rides from Next Door that night.
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December 18, 2013
December 10, 2013
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December 7, 2013
Come help WORT celebrate it’s birthday!
December 5, 2013
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October 30, 2013
October 25, 2013
Join the Wisconsin Bike Fed for the 10th Annual Saris Gala presented by Saris Cycling Group. Enjoy the state’s largest bicycle fundraiser along with special guest Phil Liggett, the famed voice of the Tour De France. Help support the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin by bidding in live and silent auctions. Locally sourced food and beverages included in ticket price. Fun for all ages!
For more info please visit www.sarisgala.org
October 14, 2013
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October 1, 2013
Wretches and Jabberers is a film about two men with autism on a worldwide trek to change the perception of autism. Film viewing is followed by Q&A.
September 28, 2013
This will be an affordable, family-friendly event to support Deerfield Grocery Co-op. It includes a short, 6.4-mile ride between Deerfield and London and a longer, 18-mile bike ride between Deerfield and Lake Mills. The bike ride registration fee is $10 for kids age 12 and under and $20 for adults ($25 after Sept. 15). Optional t-shirts are $10. There will also be free kids games; free live music; pictures with Ruby the Radish; and a home cooked meal of sloppy joe, vegan sloppy joe, hot dogs, baked beans, vegan baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, dessert and beverages. The meal is $6 for adults, $3 for kids and $1 for children under 2. For Radish Ride registration forms and to learn more about DGC visit their website.
September 21, 2013
September 15, 2013
Whether you’re walking for you friends or family, a caregiver or person living with Alzheimer’s, or to stop rising health care costs and fight the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death, we all have a reason to walk. Join us for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s as we reclaim the future for millions. To start a walk or to join an existing walk, visit www.alz.org/walk. Registration begins at 8:30 AM followed by the walk at 10:00 AM.
September 14, 2013
Presented by Loeb-Lorman Metals and the Fort Atkinson Arts Council, “Arts and Sparks in the Park” combines a unique live action Welding Rodeo and a Fine Arts and Crafts Fair. At the Loeb-Lorman Welding Rodeo, watch teams of welders and artists put their skills to the test in this competition to transform metal scrap into public sculpture. Participants dive into scrap piles at 8:00 am and emerge with a finished sculpture at 4:30 pm. There is a Silent Auction at 5:30 pm where you, the spectator, may bid on the finished welded sculptures. Along with the Welding Rodeo browse the creations of quality artists and craftsmen at our Fine Arts and Crafts Fair.
1:30 Music performance by the 1st Brigade Band – period brass band music from the 1860′s, bring chairs and blankets for grass seating.
Food and beverage will complement the day’s activities.
September 13, 2013
Walk the Walk is a tour of social justice organizations which allows students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to learn about social and environmental justice nonprofits right here in Madison. Participants can then choose their themed route and visit organizations of their choice – including WORT! Tours leave at 1, 2 and 3pm from Chadbourne Residential College.