Friday, Oct. 4

6-9 p.m., Harvest Moon Festival, Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison. Interactive nature and recreation-based exhibits with tractors, children’s tree climb and live animals, silent auction, bonfire, s’mores, kettle corn, live music, food available for purchase.

Saturday, Oct. 5

10 a.m. to noon, touch-a-truck, Cottage Grove School parking lot. Free for all ages.

4-11 p.m., fundraiser to support veterans and Dryhootch Madison. Live music, silent auction, raffles, food. VFW Post 7591, 301 Cottage Grove Road, Madison. Free admission, donations welcome.

4:30-8 p.m., Pipers in the Prairie fundraising gala and harvest celebration, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, 330 Femrite Drive, Monona. Celtic music and dance, pipers, drummers, prairie drama, silent auction, hearty buffet and bonfire. $75 adults, $25 children 5-17, free children 4 and younger. Register at aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org.

Sunday, Oct. 6

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monona Farmers’ Market, Ahuska Park, 400 E. Broadway.

Monday, Oct. 7

6 p.m., Madison Monona Lioness Club meeting, Tully’s II, Monona.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

5:30-8:30 p.m., Monona Fire Department open house. Free hot dogs, refreshments and cake.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

10-11:30 a.m., Monona Area Memory Café, a supportive environment to do an activity, socialize and enjoy a snack, for individuals who experience memory loss and their caregivers, sponsored by Heritage Monona, at Monona Public Library.

Wednesday, Oct. 9, through Saturday, Oct. 12

6:30-9:30 p.m., GLEAM public art exhibit featuring light-based installations, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison. Admission is $15 for adults, $7 for children 3-12 and free for those 2 and younger. Olbrich members pay $11 for adults, $6 for children and free for those 2 and younger.

Friday, Oct. 11

7 p.m. Monona Grove High School homecoming football game vs. Fort Atkinson.

Saturday, Oct. 12

9-10 a.m., members only, Friends of the Monona Public Library book and bake sale, 1000 Nichols Road.

10 a.m. to noon, Friends of the Monona Public Library book and bake sale, open to the public, 1000 Nichols Road.

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

Sunday, Oct. 13

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monona Farmers’ Market, Ahuska Park, 400 E. Broadway.

1-3 p.m., Friends of the Monona Public Library book and bake sale, 1000 Nichols Road. $5 bag sale. Items include children’s books, adult fiction and nonfiction, music CDs and DVDs. Proceeds benefit the library.

2-4 p.m., Monona History Club, Monona Public Library. Monona’s mid-century ranch-style homes. Architect Della Hansmann will talk about mid-century ranch houses, their history and design elements and suggest ways to bring them up to date while keeping their unique character. Register at the library, call 222-6127 or visit www.mymonona.com/131/Library.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 16, through Saturday, Oct. 19

6:30-9:30 p.m., GLEAM public art exhibit featuring light-based installations, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison. Admission is $15 for adults, $7 for children 3-12 and free for those 2 and younger. Olbrich members pay $11 for adults, $6 for children and free for those 2 and younger.

Saturday, Oct. 19

8 a.m. to noon, free winter automobile inspections for those 55 and older, Meineke Car Care Center, 222 W. Cottage Grove Road, Cottage Grove. Appointments required. Call George Punswich at 839-4426. Sponsored by Cottage Grove TRIAD, Cottage Grove Police Department and Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

4-9 p.m., Field of Screams, New Life Church, 7564 Cottage Grove Road, Madison. Trunk-or-treat and not-so-scary walks on the trial, 4-5:30 p.m.; scary walks on the trail, 7-9 p.m. Free admission. Sandwiches, beverages and snacks available for purchase.

Sunday, Oct. 20

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monona Farmers’ Market, Ahuska Park, 400 E. Broadway.

Wednesday, Oct. 23, through Saturday, Oct. 26

6:30-9:30 p.m., GLEAM public art exhibit featuring light-based installations, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison. Admission is $15 for adults, $7 for children 3-12 and free for those 2 and younger. Olbrich members pay $11 for adults, $6 for children and free for those 2 and younger.

Monday, Oct. 21

7:30 p.m., high school orchestra concert, Monona Grove High School.

Thursday, Oct. 24

3:30-7 p.m., fall book fair, Taylor Prairie School. Proceeds benefit the school library.

Saturday, Oct. 26

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.

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

Sunday, Oct. 27

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monona Farmers’ Market, Ahuska Park, 400 E. Broadway.

Monday, Oct. 28

3:30-7 p.m., fall book fair, Taylor Prairie School. Proceeds benefit the school library.

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