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Friday, May 16, 2014

Garage Sales, Gardens, MMM

                                                                                          May 16, 2014
The DMN e-News and an occasional hard copy DMN News are published by the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association (DMNA) on an “as-needed” schedule.  The Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association, Inc. has been working to unite neighbors to solve mutual problems and promote fellowship among neighbors since 1973.  Our neighborhood is in Madison & Fitchburg.
               President & News contact:  Mary Mullen,  298-0843
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1 - Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Garage Sales, Sat., May 17
2 - Community Garden Has 2 Plots Left
3 - Make Music Madison Will Have 15 Acts on June 21

1 - Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Garage Sales, Sat., May 17, Have 10 Registered Participants

Please check out the neighborhood garage sales this Saturday, 8 am-2 pm at
1909 & 2018 Danbury  
4221 & 4309 Lumley
4327 Milford  
2014 Axel
4321 Crawford  
4341 Daisy
2505 Red Arrow

Maps will be at each registered site if you need them.
1909 Danbury features hand made scarves, crocheted baby hats, home made beauty products  "Miss Alice Creations" (lip balm,  body butter, cuticle cream, etc.)

(Sorry that one address is missing.  It’s too late to get that information from the Social Committee.)

2 - Community Garden Has 2 Plots Left

If you are interested in getting one of the two remaining plots in the Marlborough Community Garden, please contact one of the garden committee members:
   Micah Kloppenburg speaks English and Spanish: ( 608) 609-0349
   Angelica Munoz Medina speaks Spanish:  (608) 332-4832
Gardens must be planted by June 1.  Those that aren’t will be passed on to anyone on the waiting list.

3 - Make Music Madison Will Have 15 Acts on June 21
The Make Music Madison venue at Prairie UU Society which is jointly sponsored by Prairie and the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association will run for 8 hours on June 21.  Music will start at 12:15 and continue until 8:15 pm.  It will feature 15 different acts.  This is twice the length of last year’s program and should attract even more people because it is on a Saturday rather than a Friday.
Among the acts are a 10-piece brass & accordion band, Polkalamity, which will open the festival here with good-N-loud music just to let the neighborhood know that it’s time to get to the music site.  Performances will all be outdoors if it’s nice.  If it is rainy or stormy everything goes on but inside the Prairie building.
Several groups include people from the neighborhood.  Mad Town Spoken Word is headed by West High senior Jesse Cole who will be performing Spoken Word poetry with a friend.  Just Duet features neighbor Cindy Harrington who will sing with her friend Angela Smith.  The Kraus Family Band is made up, not unexpectedly, of the Kraus family who live on Sheffield.  The little kids will sing, and maybe Dad Andy will play his tuba and his Sousaphone.  Mary Mullen will play her guitar and harmonica with two groups, Dan Proud & Friends and her band Dark of the Moon Contra-Band.

As you may have perceived from the above descriptions, young people are making an appearance this year.  Besides those already mentioned, a West High group of  3 young women calling themselves the Flower Patch Kids will be playing several instruments and singing.  
There’s a lot of variety in the acts.  For example Tri Bratovchedki is an a cappella (voice only) group singing songs from eastern and central Europe.  If I’m not mistaken, this is full-voice singing (loud).  The World music theme will be picked up by the Continental Drifters, two older women who will play accordion and recorder as well as sing.  They were very well-received last year. A Brazilian kind of dance will be demonstrated by Projeto Roda Aberta.  The dancers are very athletic and seem like they are doing martial arts without making body contact.
Some other popular acts from last year will be back this year.  Guitars for Vets did a sing-along last year.  Accordionist Grandpa Squeezit will be the last act of the eveing.
New acts not mentioned yet are a harmonizing duo, Still Jaded After All These Years; a soloist with keyboard, Dan Schindele, doing contemporary, rock and jazz; and Spoken Word by Minister Fuller.

Put the June 21 on your calendar, and remember to come enjoy yourself that day.  It’s a good time to get your knitting or crocheting done, to do some other hobby that allows you to listen, or simply to hang out with your neighbors.
                                                                                                by Mary Mullen

-------------------  End of the 5/16/14 Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood e-News Notice ------------------
                                                    Thanks for reading.

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