I remember being a kid and telling my folks “I’m bored, there is nothing to do” and the response would be “Nothing to do? Spit in your Shoe” not sure what kind of advice that was!

But we live in Madison and we can no longer say… There is nothing to do.  Look at a few of the events our community has to offer.   Some are repeating events and some are annual events, lets take a look at a few happening in the next couple weeks…. Check back here often for more things to do!

I have not reached the adult age of 60 yet, but for those of you who have, Festival Foods is now hosting a Senior Meal Site every Thursday from 11a.m. – 1p.m. Adults age 60 and older may enjoy a meal from stores salad bar and hot soup selection for the discounted price of $4.00

Dane County Farmers Market is again outside around the Capital Square every Saturday, more at http://www.dcfm.org/

Eastside Farmers Market has opened for the season every Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 at  McPike Park (formerly Central Park) 202 S. Ingersoll St.

May Day, May Day…  On May 1st, check out  “Joyce Westerman, Baseball Hero.” Kenosha native, Joyce Westerman, played for eight years in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League depicted in the movie, “A League of Their Own.” Author Bob Kann shares Joyce’s stories of growing up during the Great Depression, working at American Motors, playing professional baseball and much more from his biography, “Joyce Westerman: Baseball Hero.” A book signing will follow the presentation. Wisconsin Historical Museum 30 N Carroll St.

Starry Starry Night….On May 4th from 5:00 – 9:00pm, Gallery Night will showcase the city’s vibrant arts community.  Gallery Night is a long-time Madison tradition organized each spring and fall by MMoCA, Gallery Night offers art lovers and art novices alike an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of exhibitions, opening receptions, special events, and demonstrations at venues throughout the city.

Need a little music to sit back and relax to?  On May 5th the Madison Folk Music Society will be hosting a CD release concert with John Gorka at the Brink Lounge at 7:00 pm.

How about a little music to dance to?  Every Thursday in the Robinia Courtyard, is a Latin Jazz Jam with Latin Dance Class –  Located directly across the street from Galaxie at 829 E Washington Ave.

I Love a Parade…  On May 7th, Madison’s Central BID opens the Summer and welcomes Bucky on Parade to Downtown Madison come downtown from 11:00 – 1:00 to celebrate the unveiling of all 85 Bucky statues for Bucky on Parade! Come to the Top of State Street at 11am for a live unveil of two of the 85 statues or join us immediately afterward to enjoy live music, special offers from area businesses and FREE samples of Calliope Ice Cream. Plus, catch a special performance from the UW-Madison Marching Band at 11:30 am.

The Madison Night Market, a celebration of Madison’s unique and inspiring creative culture, returns for its second year on May 10th! Madison’s Central Business Improvement District hosts this wonderful evening. Vendors showcase handmade products, local art, artisan gifts, prepackaged foods and fresh produce. The event includes live music, artists, retail store specials, visiting food carts and pop-up restaurant experiences. Everyone is invited Downtown to celebrate all things Madison.

What goes good with adult kick ball?   Adult beverages!   Breese Stevens field will host a kick ball league this year.

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