Elver Park Winter Facilities Now Open
The ice skating rinks, both hockey and general, cross-country skiing, sledding and snow shoeing are open.   Permits are required for cross-country skiing.  For info, go to or call 266-4711.
Monday, Dec. 30  1:30 p.m.
Super duct tape wallets.  Meadowridge Library.  Make your own durable wallet out of colorful duct tape.  Instructions and materials provided.  For kids grades 3+.
Monday, Dec. 30-Tuesday, Dec. 31  10:00 a.m.-4 p.m.
Olbrich’s Holiday Express.  Annual flower and model train show.  Olbrich Gardens.  $3 (ages 3-12 $2) more info, call 246-4550.
Monday, Dec. 30 – Saturday, Jan. 4
Winter Wonder Week at the Madison Children’s Museum.  Ice music lab, ice sculpture, snowflake engineering.  Call 256-6445 or go to
Tuesday, Dec. 31 For kids and families
U.S. Bank annual family-oriented celebration.  Many locations. Keva Sports Center, Middleton; Olbrich Gardens; Prairie Athletic Club, Sun Prairie; Monona Terrace; Bank Plaza.  For info, go to or call 414-325-5281.
Tuesday, Dec. 31  6:30 p.m.
Arboretum Walk.  New Year’s Eve hike.  Visitor Center. 263-7888.
Wednesday, Jan. 1
Last chance for Holiday Fantasy in Lights. Olin-Turville Park.  Dusk to dawn. Drive-through display with animated light sculptures.  Call 239-7888.
Thursday, Jan. 2  10:00 a.m.
Preschool art.  Ages 3-5 Fitchburg Library. Call 729-1762.
Thursday, Jan. 2  10:30 a.m.
Storytimes at Barnes and Noble, West Towne mall.  Ages 2-6 (Tuesdays and Thursdays).  Call 827-0809.
Thursday, Jan. 2
Meadowood Center reopens.    Adult hours 9:00-2:30.  Youth hours 2:30-6:00.
Sunday, Jan. 5 1:30 p. m.
Ski with a Doc.  Ski and learn about diabetes and new cures on the horizon from Dr. Hans Sollinger, a UW expert on transplants.  Odana trail, Odana Road.
Coming Up
Tuesday, Jan. 7  1:00 p.m.
Enjoy The Way, Way Back, a coming of age film, at the Madison Senior Center.  Free. Popcorn, too.
Tuesdays, starting Jan. 7  6-8 p.m.
Nordic Ski Races at Elver Park.  Fees per race are $2 for youth, $10 for MadNorski members, and $15 for nonmembers. For info, go to
Friday, Jan. 10  6:00-8:00 p.m.
Groove and Glide Ice Skating Party.  Free event.  Standard rental rates.  Elver Park.  More info, call 266-4711.
Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. starting Jan. 16.

 RSVP for Madison Institutes for the Healing of Racism.  10-week series with ethnically diverse groups led by UW Prof Richard Davis. 902 West Shore Drive $20 for the series. Go to for registration form or call 255-6666.