Art On The Square, July 12-13

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Olbrich’s Blooming Butterflies

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Experience the magnificence of free-flying butterflies while strolling through the tropical Bolz Conservatory. Live butterflies emerge from chrysalises daily in the Conservatory, including low-flyers like the playful yellow and black striped zebras and bright orange julias. More than a dozen species of butterflies, native to both Wisconsin and the more tropical areas of the southern United States can be seen at various times during the exhibit.

Midwest Standup Paddle Board Festival

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On July 12th from 7:30 am to 5 pm participate in the Midwest Standup Paddle Board Festival located at Brittingham Boats. The Midwest Standup Paddle Board Festival is a sure bet for family fun. From taking a SUP lesson from the experts to practicing SUP yoga or participating in a 6 mile race you can try it all!

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Dane County Fair

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2010home.dcf Dane County FairDane County Fair – Often called the “Best Week of Summer” by Dane County residents, the Dane Country Fair has something for everyone. Fun, food and music come together to make this a truly fun festival for the whole family. Check out their site at

DIY Science

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Science… all grown up
June 30th 2014 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
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Hands-on laboratory experiences are not just for kids! Each month, a different activity encourages adult (18+) audiences to put on lab coats, goggles and gloves and get a firsthand sense of cutting-edge research.

“Blastoff to Outer Space”

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 Madison Public Library (Hawthorne Branch)

Wednesday, June 25• 2:00 pmUw Space Place Blastoff to Outer Space

What would it be like to be an astronaut? How would you live in a place where everything floats?

Join us at the Hawthorne Branch Library (2707 E. Washington Ave.) to find out if you have the right stuff!

Concerts in the Garden – Tuesdays, June 24 -July 29, 7 pm.

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eventssummerconcert Concerts in the Garden   Tuesdays, June 24  July 29, 7 pm.Enjoy your summer evenings with a concert on the Great Lawn of Olbrich’s outdoor gardens. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, pack a picnic, or purchase hotdogs and brats at the Gardens from the Madison East Kiwanis. Picnics are allowed in the Gardens for Tuesday concerts only.

In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors, and the Kiwanis brat and hotdog stand will not be available. We will post the decision for an indoor/outdoor concert on our Web site after 3 pm on the days of the concert if the weather is questionable.


Pinterest Party Charm Bracelets

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June 22, 2014, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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What better way to remind yourself of your special dreams than with a colorful charm bracelet? Local artist Maureen Tillman leads this imaginative workshop where you’ll create a unique piece of jewelry that represents your incredible personality and passions. We’ll provide the supplies – you bring your creativity!

Brit Floyd

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World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show

SUN, JUN 22, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Overture Hall |
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A spectacular ‘new’ production featuring music from all 14 Pink Floyd studio albums, plus a dazzling ‘new’ light and laser show. It’s even bigger and better than before, including stunning new video animation, theatrics and inflatables!

An evening you will never forget!

Gilda’s Laughter Club

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June 21st @ 11:00 am

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Channel the spirit of Gilda Radner and her goofy characters! Certified laughter yoga leaders will guide you through exercises that combine laughter and yoga breathing. Improves your circulation, digestive, and lymphatic systems. Almost anyone can do this combination of laughter and gentle breathing exercises. No yoga poses; plenty of joy. Led by certified laughter yoga leaders from the Madison Laughter Club.