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MAY DAY â€“ May 1st
May Day on May 1 is a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. In some parts of the United States, May Baskets are made to celebrate theday. These are small baskets usually filled with flowers or treats and left at someone's doorstep. The giver rings the bell and runs away. The person receiving the basket tries to catch the fleeing giver; if caught, a kiss is exchanged. To learn more about May Day, clickÂ here.
CINCO DE MAYO â€“ April 20
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States, and also in parts of Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El DĂa de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla. For more information about this holiday, clickÂ here.
MEMORIAL DAY â€“ May 26
Memorial Day is a US federal holiday which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries. For more information about Memorial Day, clickÂ here.
FREE! Trucks and Treasures
May 10, 2014, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Elver Park 2150 McKenna Blvd.
Madison Parks is excited to announce its Trucks and Treasures event for spring 2014. Trucks and Treasures combine two of Madisonâ€™s favorite kid-friendly events, the Big Rig Gig and the Kids to Kids Garage Sale, to create a fun experience for the whole family. Admission to Trucks and Treasures is free. Parking is also free and available on site, although it may be limited. For more information, click here.
HENRY VILAS ZOO: Discovering Dinosaurs Exhibit in Anna Vilas Hall
May 16 â€“ September 1, 2014, Henry Vilas Zoo
Ever wonder about the similarities between modern day animals and their pre-historic predecessors? Visit the Henry Vilas Zoo's Anna Vilas Hall this summer to take "A Journey from Pre-Historic time to the Modern Day" and discover how the past affects the present. This exhibit will help your family get excited about science and history in a new way! Made possible by a collaboration between your Zoo and the University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum. This special exhibit will feature unique dinosaur artifacts including a 16 foot replica of a Brachiosaurus, the skull of the feared Tyrannosaurus Rex, and many others! Suggested donation is $2.00. For more information, click here.
Youth Open Play at Keva Sports Center
Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
8312 Forsythia St.
Open activities and inflatable bounce castle for youth.Â Parent supervision required.Â Fee of $5 for one child, $7 for 2, $9 for 3 or more.Â $3 additional charge for bounce castle. For more information, click here.
FREE! UW Space Place Saturday Science Workshops
Every Saturday, 10:00 AM - 2300 S. Park Street
Space Place family workshops are offered every Saturday at 10 a.m. for children ages 6-10 and their parents. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is required for any of the workshops but attendance is LIMITED to the first 50 people. For more information about these workshops, click here.
FREE! UW-Madison Geology Museum's Storytime
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 10:30 AM at the UW Geology Museum, 1215 West Dayton Street
Museum storytime is geared toward preschool-aged children and each week features a a book, museum specimens and a craft to take home. No reservations required, except for large groups (10+) so we'll have enough materials for everyone. Questions? Call: 262-1412. For full details of this event, click here.
SHOWS FOR CHILDREN AT THE OVERTURE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
FREE! Getta Move On, Kids! Family Concert
Sat, Jun 14, 2014, 11 AM, The Playhouse
The fun at BDDS isnâ€™t just for grown-ups!Â â€śGetta Move On, Kidsâ€ť will be an interactive event featuring Disella Laursdottir, Icelandic soprano; Jura Lee on violin and viola; Heidi Krutzen, harp; Anthony Di Sanza, percussion; Jeffrey Sykes and Christopher Taylor, piano; and Stephanie Jutt on flute.Â They will play selections from our programs "Exit Strategy" and "Getta Move On" and talk about why dance-like melodies and rhythms get us up on our feet.Â Come up on stage and meet the musicians afterwards.Â The program is geared for children of all ages, accompanied by adults. The 320 seats in The Playhouse will be available on a first-come first-served basis. We thank CUNA Mutual Group. Tom Wolfe and Pat Powers, and Overture Center for helping us present this exciting look at chamber music. Visit www.bachdancinganddynamite.org for complete festival information.
EVENTS & WORKSHOPS AT THE MADISON CHILDRENâ€™S MUSEUM
Free evening admission! For more information about this opportunity is available here.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â FREE! Badger Trolley Tours
Sunday, May 4 & 18 â€˘Â 1:00 pm â€“ 3:00 pm
Free narrated tours aboard the Badger Trolley begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. See whatâ€™s in bloom in Longenecker Gardens, view our prairies and woodlands in spring color, and learn more about the Arboretumâ€™s history and purpose. Tickets required; Visitor Center opens at 12:30 p.m.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â FREE! Family Walk: Spring Is Here
Sunday, May 11 â€˘ 1:30 pm â€“ 2:30 pm
Naturalist-led hike tailored to families with young children. Weâ€™ll explore the prairies, woodlands or wetlands near the Visitor Center.
MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Madison Public Libraries have many excellent reading workshops and events for children, teens and their families every month. Please check out their event calendar to see the specific events happening this month! http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventcalendar.asp
Check out this website for an up to date listening of family-friendly activities for Madison Moms & Dads!
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â€śSTRAWBERRY BREADâ€ť from Allrecipes.com
In May, strawberries are ripening and ready to eat and incorporate into yummy baked goods! This simple recipe incorporates fresh strawberries to create a delicious bread that can be served hot or cold.
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ISS ONLINE HANDBOOK
There is an international student handbook on the ISS website at http://iss.wisc.edu/attach/International%20Student%20Handbook--Fall%202009.pdf.Â This does not just contain information that is valuable to students.Â It includes lots of information about the city of Madison, including banking, transportation, and thing to do.Â Check it out, and you might learn something new!
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