A look at upcoming community events in Cambridge and Deerfield. If you have an event to add, please email it to Karyn Saemann, managing editor of the Cambridge News/Deerfield Independent, at: Upcoming events are also listed in the print edition of the paper, published each Thursday.

Thursday, June 6: Community Cafe

Hometown Bank will host the next free Cambridge Community Cafe, June 6 in the parking lot of the bank, 221 W. Main Street. If it’s stormy day, the meal will be served at Cambridge High School, 403 Blue Jay Drive. The bank will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelon, pie and ice cream from 5:30-6:30 p.m. More information: (608) 423-3226.

Thursday, June 6: Blues Cafe

Baker’s Union Band, a jazzy blues band, will play at Keystone Grill during its Blues Cafe on June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at 206 W. Main St. Keyboard player Jim Gallagher will join the band. More information: (608) 423-3730.

Friday, June 7: Summer Concert Series

The Tooles, a Madison-based Irish-Americana band, will perform a free show at Veterans Park, 100 E. Main St., on June 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The show is part of the Summer Concert Series hosted by the Cambridge Arts Council. The Cambridge Area Lions Club will grill pizzas and sell beverages. More information:

Friday, June 7: Black Velvet show

The acoustic duo Black Velvet will perform June 7 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Winery, 700 Kenseth Way. More information: (608) 423-2348.

Wed., June 12: Our House Coffee

People can have coffee and visit with members of Our House Senior Living on June 12 from 8- 9 a.m. at Lake Ripley Family Restaurant, W9644 U.S. Highway 12. More information: (608) 423-9961.

Thursday, June 13: Our House Brat Fry

Our House Senior Living, 201 W. Madison St., is hosting a brat fry fundraiser on June 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The $5 donation will buy a brat, chips and lemonade. Proceeds will support the Cambridge Village Senior Center Activities Program. More information: (608) 423-9961.

Monday, June 17: Movie Monday

The Cambridge Community Library will offer a Movie Monday on Monday, June 17, at 1 p.m. at the library, 101 Spring Water Alley. The classic movie that will be shown is “Space Cowboys.” This is in honor of the summer literary reading program’s theme of “A Universe of Stories.” There will be free popcorn. This movie is not intended for audiences under 13. More information: (608) 423-3900.

Thursday, June 20: Summer Library Program Kickoff

Star animals from the Dane County Humane Society will be at the Cambridge Community Library, 101 Spring Water Alley, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, to help kick off the “Universe of Stories” themed Summer Library Program. Humane Society Educator Amanda Smith will discuss when animals are active and where they live. Kids of all ages are welcome to meet the animals and to ask questions. Paper towel donations are appreciated. Summer reading folders will be available starting at 6 p.m. More information: (608) 423-3900.

Thursday, June 20: Knit and Sip

Kaleidoscope Fibers is holding Knit and Sip June 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Kindfolk Coffee Co., 214 W. Main St. People can work on their knitting projects while having food and drinks. More information: (920) 342-0496.

Friday, June 21: Summer Concert Series

Milkhouse Radio, a Wisconsin bluegrass band, will perform a free show at Veterans Park, 100 E. Main St., on June 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The show is part of the Summer Concert Series hosted by the Cambridge Arts Council. Dancing, picnics, lawn chairs and blankets allowed. No glass in the park. Cambridge BSA Scouts will grill concessions. More information:

Saturday, June 22: Bell Joy Ride

The Bell Joy Ride Program, a women’s mountain biking group, will hold a morning ride on June 22 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at CamRock Park 3, 2334 Highland Dr. This is an all-levels off-road ride open to women, trans and femme identifying people 15 or older. Riders under 18 should bring an adult. Basic bike-handling knowledge required. The ride is weather dependent. People should sign up at to fill out a release and liability waiver. More information:


Wednesdays, June 5-19: Lunch ‘N’ Learn Series

Deerfield resident Linda Carney, a certified health and wellness consultant, is teaching a Lunch ’N’ Learn Series from on June 5, 12 and 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Deerfield Coffeehouse, 50 N. Main St. The cost is $45 for all three sessions, $20 for individual sessions. Space is limited. Topics include self care, eating healthy on a budget and The Power of Hope. Carney, of Your Path Forward, LLC, is certified through the Institute for Integrated Nutrition in New York City. More information: (608) 438-1432.

Saturday, June 15: Deerfield Farmers Market Kick-off

The Deerfield Farmers Market will kick off for the season on June 15 at Deerfield Lutheran Church ELCA, 206 S. Main St. The market will run every Saturday from June 15 to Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Fireman’s Park. This is a free market for vendors, with no booth fee or registration required. Vendors must sell products grown or made locally. More information:

Wed., June 19: Music in the Park

There will be a free summer concert Wednesday, June 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Deerfield Fireman’s Park Pavilion. The show is part of the “Music in the Park” concert series, hosted by the Deerfield Chamber of Commerce. Acoustic solo artist Michael James will perform. More information:

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