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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
             On Facebook: <file://localhost/pages/Dunns-Marsh-Neighborhood-Association/18765419350>

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

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Dunn's Marsh Neighb. - short notices

                                                                                                           May 6, 2014

Just a few brief notices…
1. Sign up to participate in the NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALES event which will be held on Saturday, May 17, 8 a.m.-2:00 pm. (Attachment:  “1 yard sale sale registration.jpg)
2.  DMNA Council meets Thursday, May 8, 7 pm, at 2010 Whenona Drive (Priarie UU Society)
3. Lost and found:  Have you attended an event at Prairie UU Society in the past year and left your jacket there?   Two jackets, one green, the other a red jacket vest, are inside near the front door.  If you suspect one is yours, come in any time the building is open to claim it.
4. The Marlborough Community Garden has been rototilled, and the opening day is this Saturday, May 10, 10 until noon.

5. Know anyone with a disability?  Disability Pride Madison Kick-off event is Thursday, May 8. See article below.
6.  Plan ahead for Ride the Drive, June 1 and August 24.  See article below.
5 - Disability Pride Madison Kick-Off Event, Thursday, May 8, 2014

5:30 p.m.
, The Brink Lounge, 701 E. Washington, Madison
Join Our Talent Search and Open Mic
If you are a person with any disability and would like to sing a song, tell a joke, dance, or share any other talent and want to be considered as one of the performers for the Disability Pride Festival in July, come show us what YOU can do.  If you would like to reserve a spot call Kelli at (608) 770-4537.  Otherwise it is fine to sign up to perform that night.  We also welcome anyone, with or without a disability to perform at our kickoff.  There will be Karaoke provided by the one and only Steph Stringer.
Requested donation: $6 - $10  No one turned away due to inability to pay.
Wheelchair accessible and filled with talent!
Performers can sign-up for the Brink show or apply for the festival here

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6 - Ride the Drive – back in 2014 !!!

The City of Madison and Madison Parks are excited to bring Ride the Drive, presented by Trek, back for its sixth year! We will be hosting Ride the Drive-Downtown on Sunday, June 1st from 10am to 3pm and Ride the Drive-Eastside Sunday, August 24th from 10am – 3pm.
Ride the Drive was inspired by the Ciclovia in Bogota, Colombia, where city streets are closed to car traffic to allow people to participate in all kinds of free health and community-oriented events. In celebration of Madison's commitment to bicycling and healthy lifestyles, Madison hosted its first Ride the Drive in 2009. Five years of successful events later, we are proud to call this a Madison tradition.   
Ride the Drive, is a car-free, care free event that transforms some of Madison's streets into a public promenade. During the Downtown event, roads in the five mile route are open for participants to bike, skate or walk through some of Madison's signature streets. The Eastside event is 2.2 miles of the same car-free fun. Both events are free and open to the public. Along the route, there will be activities, informational booths, musicians, food vendors and other entertainment for thousands of participants to enjoy.
The downtown route will be the same as last year’s, featuring iconic downtown streets, including Capitol Square, East Washington and John Nolen Drive. The Eastside Ride the Drive will have more of a neighborhood block party feel, highlighting the neighborhoods surrounding Atwood Avenue and South Fair Oaks Avenue. Complete maps of the Ride the Drive routes can be found on the Ride the Drive website.
There are many different ways for the community to get involved in this year’s Ride the Drive events. Corporations are encouraged to help sponsor the events, while local businesses and organizations can host an activity or have a vendor or food booth along the routes.  Both dates also have many volunteer opportunities to help the events run smoothly.  
We invite participants of all ages to come out and Ride the Drive with the City of Madison and Madison Parks!
For a list of all the volunteer roles available and more information about Ride the Drive, please visit <;MID=17015&amp;LID=60>
                                                                                                from City of Madison
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
             On Facebook: <file://localhost/pages/Dunns-Marsh-Neighborhood-Association/18765419350>

                                    End of the May 6, 2014 Dunn’s Marsh e-News Notice
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