Community

Wed
20
May

Annual bike rodeo, bike to library is May 23

Fitchburg’s annual Bike Rodeo and “Bike to Books” Ride will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 23, at Hatchery Hill Towne Center, 2970 Cahill Main.

Fri
15
May

Fitchburg Days 2015 begins


Photo by Scott Girard. Kaitlin Young and son Wesley, 4, ride the bumble bee ride shortly after the carnival opened Friday night.

The 2015 Fitchburg Days festival began Friday night and continues through Sunday.

The kids tent will be open from 4-8 p.m. Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with a different theme each day.

Heartland Farms Animal Sanctuary will be on the grounds from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Pat McCurdy will headline the Friday night music in the beer tent beginning at 9:30 p.m. The Kissers will play before him, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Wed
13
May

Fitchburg Days set for this weekend

Fitchburg Days will be back this weekend.

Wed
06
May

Fitchburg Days awaits approval

It’s not quite official, but it looks like Fitchburg Days will happen in 2015.

The festival’s organizer Jay Allen still needs to get approval from the city’s public safety and human services committee and common council for alcohol sales and a sound permit. City staff confirmed it would be on the May 12 committee agenda, less than a week before its scheduled dates of May 15-17.

Thu
30
Apr

Kids Building Wisconsin is May 9

Tri-North will sponsor the second annual Kids Building Wisconsin event at McKee Farms Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9.

This free, interactive community event aims to show kids and their families the potential that a career in the construction industry offers.

Kids Building Wisconsin is now established as a nonprofit, and its board of directors is led by president Pat Stern, who is also an account controller for Tri-North Builders.

Wed
22
Apr

Earth Day at the Library photos

Kids ages 2-5 filled the library's Storytime Room Wednesday, April 22, for an Earth Day celebration with crafts. Kids created cardboard flowers, colored photos and used colored paper to create an earth.
 
Wed
22
Apr

Bike race set for Fitchburg Center April 26

Seeing bikers in Fitchburg isn’t anything new, but a road race later this month will bring racers to the Fitchburg Center.

MadCity Velo’s Fitchburg Fast and Furious Criterium bike race is set to take place Sunday, April 26 on a 1-kilometer course circling the Agora Center and Pavillion.

Mon
20
Apr

Flea market starts April 26

The Fitchburg Flea Market will open for the season on Sunday, April 26, at McGaw Park under new leadership.

Malinda Sloan will be organizing this year’s flea market featuring dozens of new vendors.

Items will include metal art, antiques and vintage collectibles, arts and crafts, refurbished furniture and jewelry. Also be on the lookout for a pink camper selling homemade cupcakes and pop tarts.

Wed
15
Apr

'Plant a Row for the Hungry' this month

The Verona Area Needs Network is partnering with Jung’s Seed Company to encourage home gardeners to grow a little extra this spring to donate to local food pantries during the nationwide “Plant a Row for the Hungry” campaign.

Volunteers are needed to staff an information table and register interested gardeners at Jung’s Garden Center, 6192 Nesbitt Road, on April 18-19 and 25-26.

Mon
13
Apr

Royal stories and crafts photos

Kids got to make shields, crowns and catapults March 27, at the Fitchburg Public Library. The crafting came after reading royal books, and plenty of kids dressed for the occasion.

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