Tuesday, August 5  11:00 a.m.
Young Rembrandts at the Meadowridge Library.  Learn the basics of drawing and create some out-of-this- world projects. For ages 5-12.
Tuesday, August 5  1:00 p.m.
Mandela:Long walk to Freedom, a chronicle of Nelson Mandela’s life journey.  At the Madison Senior Center, (330 W. Mifflin). Free.  Enjoy popcorn and beverages.  141 minutes.
Wednesday, August 6  5:30 p.m.
Read to a Dog.  Read to a furry friend. First come, first served.  Meadowridge Library.
Wednesday, August 6
Kindle one-on-one.  30-minute sessions are available for you to learn all the  tips and tricks of how to work your Kindle to its full potential.  At the Fitchburg Senior Center. The first appointment is at 8:30.  Call 270-4290 to register.
Thursday, August 7  11:00 a.m.
Pop-Up Puppet Theatre.  Silly stories and puppet fun.  School age children.  Meadowridge Library.  
Thursday, August 7    4-7 p.m.
Three-on-three basketball tournament, sponsored by the West Police District and the Mellowhood Foundation. At Meadowood Park.  For more information, contact: Coach Assad for details at 520-7034 or email coachassa.ta@gmail.com.
Thursday, August 7  5:00-7:30 p.m.
Meet and Eat.  Food carts galore in the lot next to the Meadowood Shopping Center.
Thursday,  August 7  7-8:00 p.m.
Capital City Band concerts.  Free, Rennebohm Park (115 N. Eau Claire Ave.)
Friday, August 8  5:30-9:00 p.m.
Dane Dances on the rooftop of Monona Terrace.  Free.  Bands are Wild Heart and MadiSalsa.  Bring your own lawn chair and/or picnic.  Food and drinks available from venders.  It’s just fun.
Sunday, August 10  10 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
End of Blooming Butterfies at Olbrich Gardens. Live butterflies emerge from chrysalises daily in the Bolz Conservatory. Children can visit stations in the outdoor gardens with their Butterfly Passport while learning fun facts. Ages 7 and up-$13, 3-12 $3.  Parking is free.