Thursday, May 16

9 a.m. to noon, senior health expo, informative event featuring exhibitors and speakers focusing on cognitive, physical, social and financial health of seniors. Free. Drumlin Residences, 107 E. Reynolds St., Cottage Grove.

10-11 a.m., storytime with focus on drumming, birth through age 5, Monona Public Library. Register at the library, call 222-6127 or visit

6-9 p.m., pop up beer garden with live music by Mark Croft, snacks and a variety of beer, sponsored by Monona Parks and Recreation Department, Schluter Park.

Friday, May 17

7 p.m., concert of sacred chant by Sisters of Mary Morning Star, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Monona. Proceeds benefit the sisters’ motherhouse in Bergara, Spain.

Saturday, May 18

1-3:30 p.m., Tech Tutoring with Dan, 30-minute session, Monona Public Library. Register at the library, call 222-6127 or visit

3 p.m., Madison Monona Lioness Club meat raffle, Tully’s II, Monona.

Tuesday, May 21

10-11 a.m., senior veterans group to share experiences and spend time with other veterans, Aster Assisted Living (Cottage Grove room), 139 E. Reynolds St., Cottage Grove. For more information, call Katie Drea at 333-9306.

1-6 p.m., blood drive, Monona United Methodist Church, 606 Nichols Road.

7 p.m., orchestra concert, grades 7-8, Glacial Drumlin School.

Wednesday, May 22

9:30-11 a.m., Cottage Grove Memory Café, social gathering for those with early onset dementia and their caregivers, Hope Lutheran Church, 3702 Highway AB. For individuals with dementia or other mild, cognitive impairment and their caregiver or friend, the café is a social gathering place where common interests are shared and refreshments are served in a caring, stress-free environment. Call the Alzheimer’s Association of South Central Wisconsin at 203-8500. Reservations are not needed.

6 p.m., kindergarten and first grade music concert, Nuestro Mundo Community School.

6-7:30 p.m., Story Jam 2, short and true stories by local residents, free, refreshments, Monona Public Library.

7 p.m., band concert, grades 7-8, Glacial Drumlin School.

7 p.m., second and third grades music concert, Nuestro Mundo Community School.

Thursday, May 24

1-4 p.m., memory screening, 10-minute session, educational materials, sponsored by Dementia Friendly Monona Initiative and Dane County Human Services. Register at the library, call 222-6127 or visit

Saturday, May 25

9 a.m., Nuestro Mundo Community School annual Puma Pounce and Bounce 5k and kids race, food, music, children’s activities, Winnequah Park.

10-11:30 a.m., bird and nature outing, Free, naturalist-led, family friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into Edna Taylor Conservation Park. Meet at ALNC lobby or on back deck. Call 698-0104 for more information.

10:30-11 a.m., STEAM Saturday, aerodynamics and paper airplanes, grades K-5, free, drop-in event, Monona Public Library.

Monday, May 27

10 a.m., Memorial Day parade, Monona Drive.

Tuesday, May 28

6:30-7:45 p.m., Eco-Action Tuesday, Healthy Yard Fair, free, refreshments and door prizes, Monona Public Library.

Wednesday, May 29

8 a.m., registration, 9 a.m. shotgun start, Cottage Grove Scramble, golf outing sponsored by the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce, at The Oaks Golf Course. $100 per golfer. Register at

Thursday, May 30

6 p.m., Music in the Grove, free family-friendly outdoor music performance series. Food options available from volunteer groups and local businesses. Dublin Park, Cottage Grove.

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