Recent and Upcoming Events
This year, the concert series will be held on the four WEDNESDAY nights of May, and the line-up includes:
Every concert starts at 6 PM and goes to 8 PM. Concerts will occur rain or shine (there are lots of dry seats inside the pavilion!).
Bring a picnic or snacks, and bring the kids. Great, free family fun.
Madison Weed Warriors needs volunteers to help with the removal of Garlic Mustard, Dame's Rocket, and other invasive species as well as trash at Turville Point on Saturday, April 30th, from 10 AM to 1 PM. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Tammy at 608-257-1329. Thanks for helping keep Turville Point beautiful and weed-free!
Photo by Jonah Westrich
The trails are snow and ice covered with no obvious areas of bare ground. The trails look like they were groomed a number of days ago and in most areas the single groomed lane is usable but icy. For those who are coming for skiing, be prepared for icy conditions and some bumpy areas but there is a groomed lane in most areas. For those on foot who want to walk the trails, wear boots with good traction and please do not walk directly on the groomed ski lane.
A portion of the park trails will be lined with lights. There will be warming fires, free hot chocolate, S'more fixings, baked goodies and maybe a few local musicians to set the mood. Meet at the entrance to Turville Point off the south parking lot. This free event is hosted by Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT) in conjunction with the Madison Parks Division, with hot chocolate donated by Barriques.
-- Tuesday, September 15th: Madison Tango Society
-- Tuesday, September 22nd: Madison Scottish Country Dancers
-- Tuesday, September 29th: Prairie Bayou Cajun Band
On the 15th, join the Madison Tango Society to learn the basic steps of Argentina's passionate tango. On the 22nd, learn the traditional reels, jigs, and strathspeys of Scotland from Madison's Scottish Country Dancers. And on the 29th, enjoy the live music of the Prairie Bayou Cajun Band while learning the dance traditions of Louisiana's bayou country.
Just watch, or join in and learn. No partner necessary. Event is FREE, sponsored by Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT) and the Madison Parks Division. Dances will occur rain or shine, since they're inside the historic Olin pavilion.
WHEN: Tuesdays in June: 2nd, 9th and 16th
Tuesdays in July: 7th, 21st
Tuesday in August: 4th
WHERE: Olin Park Pavilion
TIME: 5:30 PM
WHAT: Samantha is trained in the Alignment Yoga method, with an interest in cycling, running, stand-up paddling and integrating yoga with other activities
This class is open to all levels and experiences, and will focus on yoga fundamentals, breathing, asana postures and bringing people together to practice
in a beautiful location.
Bring your mat if you have one, but mats and props are available.
o May 5: Mark Croft and The Getaway Drivers
o May 12: The Whiskey Farm
o May 19: Cris Plata with Extra Hot
o May 26: The Berrymans
Bring a picnic, bring the family, and bring your dancin' shoes. And if you need some inspiration, click on the mp3 file below to hear a little ditty Lou & Peter wrote just for our Olin Park concert.
As of February 19, 2015, FOOT has a signed agreement with the Madison Parks Foundation that provides us with IRS 501 (c) (3) status for fund-raising purposes. Through this agreement, FOOT will also be able to use of the Foundation's PayPal account when fund-raising, and will be able to post up-coming FOOT events on the Foundation calendar. Funds FOOT has raised through its concerts, ski evenings and other events, in the amount of $500, have been deposited with the Foundation for use by FOOT for the following broad purposes stated in the agreement:
-- General improvements and enhancements to both Olin & Turville Parks, such as bike racks, signage, seed-tosses, and other conservation efforts and
-- Save-a-Tree program for selected ash trees in Olin Park, if applicable.
-- FOOT-sponsored and Parks Division-approved programs and activities in Olin and Turville Parks that foster the ends of the community policing effort
inaugurated in 2010.
Come join us at Barriques on Park St. on Tuesday, February 17th at 6 PM for our regular bi-monthly FOOT meeting.
Agenda topics include:
Our usual backroom location could not be reserved, so look for us out in the main room.
Join us from 6 PM to 9 PM on Saturday, February 7th for candlelit Nordic Skiing (or moonlit walking if no snow) in beautiful Turville Point Conservation Park. There will be warming fires, free hot chocolate, S'more fixings, baked goodies and maybe a few local musicians to set the mood. Meet at the entrance to Turville Point off the south parking lot. If the snow cooperates, the trails should be freshly groomed - bring your own skis or rent a pair in advance. This free event is hosted by Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT) in conjunctions with the Madison Parks Division, with hot chocolate donated by Barriques.