Thursday, October 30, 2008

Trick or Treat Halloween Costume Portrait - Madison, WI 11/1/08

Tricks'Or'Treat and Costume Portraits For a Smile
WHAT: Trick Or Treat Costume Portraits For a Smile

WHEN: Saturday, Nov 1st, from 12-4pm

WHO: Wanted - Princesses, Monsters, Dinosaurs, Frankensteins and all other Halloween Creatures of all ages

WHERE: Funky Monkey Photography Studio, 202 S Dickinson St (1 block off Williamson St), Madison

DETAILS: Donate $10 to Operation Smile ( and you’ll receive a digital image of your child in their costume within 1-2 weeks.

INFO:, 608-513-9400

Hope to see you there! This is a baby,toddler & child friendly event for a charitable cause.

Funky Monkey Photography

Madison’s Children Photographer

Sunday, October 19, 2008

GOT Milk Spooktacular Halloween Tour - Hilldale

Spooktacular "Got Milk?" Halloween Tour

5-7 pm, 10/22, University Book Store-Hilldale, with stories, milk samples, photos of milk mustaches & other goodies. Free. 238-8455

When: 10/22/08 @ 5:00pm
Cost: Free
Call: 238-8455

More Information:
The got milk? Halloween tour is coming to Madison on October 22 to encourage local residents to treat themselves to nutritious low fat and fat free chocolate milk this Halloween.
To help make chocolate milk the "official drink of Halloween" the tour will host a spook-tacular story time event at The University Book Store at Hilldale on October 22 from 5pm-7pm where visitors can:

- learn how low fat or fat free chocolate milk can help make Halloween healthier without being booed by the kids
- get their picture snapped with a Chocolate Milk Mustache
- enjoy a spook-tacular story read by local storyteller
- receive fun got milk? Halloween goodies - first 25 attendees receive a special trick-or-treat bag!
- sample delicious milk from local milk processors

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ken Lonnquist & the Kenland Band HALLOWEEN Haunted Disco BASH 10/24/08

Ken Lonnquist
(aka greatest songwriter/singer EVER)
& Friends - Halloween BASH!

Just once, every year, when yellow leaves falling

Whisper and crackle like old witches calling

The Kenland Band rises and bangs on the drum

Inviting your feet and your Family to come!

Put on your feet! Wear your best dancing shoes!

Twist to the “Bat” song and “Boogedy Blues”

October the 24th, at 6 PM

Some people won’t make it... don’t be one of them!

The old Haunted Disco will open it’s doors

From 6 until 9. The dust on the floor

Will swirl as Spooks of all ages and sizes

Boogie in costume and vie to win prizes!

At The Goodman Community Center we’re groovin’

Dust off your best disguise now and get movin’!

Enter the Costume Parade! Dance along

Dressed up as something from one of Ken’s songs!

There’s only so many Ghouls one room can hold

So buy tickets early... before they’re all sold!

The dance-floor has room for just 200 souls.

An intimate gathering of warts, toads and moles!

How much, you ask, will it cost to get in?

Advance: Seven-Fifty. Day of Show: Ten.

(‘Cause even in Kenland tickets cost more

When purchased the day of the show at the door!

Conjure your tickets at 249-7714, or!

Click link below and then scroll to bottom of page to the pumpkin entitled "The Haunted Disco" to purchase tickets by PayPal.

All info and poetry above provided by my friend, Ken Lonnquist.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

UW Space Place - Madison, WI

UW Space Place

My daughter has been to many UW Space Place events through the years with her dad. Today's recommendation comes from Hannah must go to the UW Space Place.

Upcoming events include:

Friday, 10/10 6pm - 3 hours
Harvest Moon Fall Festival at Lussier Familty Heritage Center ]
Join us for star gazing and other activities at the Lussier Family Heritage Center - 3101 Lake Farm Road Cost: $2/person (under 2 is free)

* Take a stroll on our torch-lit trail under the harvest moon and discover the natural world through interpretive presentations on Wisconsin's owls, amphibians, trees, bears, bats and more! * Bid on slient auction items (until 8 p.m.) * Stargaze through telescopes with the UW's University in the Park and Space Place astronomers * Enjoy entertainment and s'mores around the "Howlin' Bonfire!"

Participants can snack on hot dogs, chili, pie and other delicious treats and beverages that will be available for purchase.

Proceeds go towards the recreational facilities and educational programs at the Lussier Family Heritage Center, Capital City State Trail, and Capital Springs Recreation Area.

Saturday Science Workshops
October 11 : "Gummy Greenhouse Gases" - Make pollutants from gumdrops and gobble them up; for children ages 6-10 and their families.

October 18• "What's a Polymer?"
Some are hard and tough, others bend and stretch. Join members of the UW-Madison Chemistry Dept. and find out more about polymers through hands-on experiments.

October 25• "Halloween Science"
Get ready for Halloween with bubbling, screaming, eye-catching science.

Party With the Stars - Friday, 10/17 7 p.m. - 2 hours
Join us at 7:00 pm to find out what interesting sights are visible in the night sky. Following the presentation, refreshments will be served. Then from 8-9:00 pm we will set up telescopes on our rooftop deck to view the stars and other interesting objects in the night sky (weather permitting). All ages are welcome!

Location: 2300 S Park Street, Madison, Wisconsin

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Tongue Twister Contest at Burlington's Top Museum

One of our favorite museums has some FUN events coming up. All are held at the Burlington Spinning Top Museum/Logic Puzzle Museum.

On, November 8th, it's the 7th Annual International Tongue Twister Contest.

"How many can you say in less than 10 seconds? Classic and modern phrases to twist contestant's tongues. Age divisions, and great prizes such as a portion of "a peck of pickled peppers," and other tongue twister objects like a "toy boat" or a "yellow yo-yo" or "a spinning store top!"

More info here:

The weekends of November 8-9 and 15-16, there is the whatchamacallits contest.
An odd and funny hands-on annual "museum" puzzling event & experience with more than 150 curiosities and whatchamacallits for you to browse through and touch, trying to figure out what they are. Clues are posted for some of the gizzmos, gadgets, devices, and strange antiques, the clues may help or may not. Antiques, toys, tools, thingamajigs, parts & pieces, and even some things we don't know!

Burlington is located 1 1/2 hours from Madison, near Lake Geneva.

If you would like to explore the Spinning Top Museum and the Logic Puzzle Museums, an appointment is necessary at this time of the year.

More info here:
Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum:

Logic Puzzle Museum: