Recent and Upcoming Events
Unfortunately, We have to cancel the Moonlit Nordic Ski due to very soft and muddy ground and muddy trails. We were hoping for snow or at least frozen ground to walk on. The trails in the park will be dangerous to walk on with a mix of ice and mud and the main entrance trail up the hill into Turville is very slippery due to a thick coating of ice over the old concrete road there. Below is our original announcement for the event. We are not planning on rescheduling the event this winter as the long term forecast is for a continued warmer than normal weather pattern. Don't throw away your skis yet though as we can try to make this annual event happen again next winter.
Yup, that's a REAL picture from our 2016 moonlit and candlelit Turville Ski event!
So you really don't want to miss this year's return engagement on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 from 6 to 9 PM at the entrance to Turville Point Conservation Park (by car, enter the south parking lot at Olin intersection, across from Coliseum Bar).
There will be Nordic skiing (bring your own skis), campfires, hot chocolate, S'More fixin's, and maybe a little music. If there's not enough snow for skiing, folks can take a moonlit stroll in the woods (carefully avoiding any groomed trails, of course).
This free event is sponsored by FOOT (that's us - Friends of Olin-Turville) and the Madison Parks Division, with generous support from Barrique's (think 'delicious hot chocolate'). Hope to see you there.
The remaining line-up (you already missed the fun Scottish Country folks!) is:
Come to learn, or just to watch. No partner necessary. Event is indoors, so the dances go on rain or shine.
No instruction on the 29th - just a free community dance to the big band sounds of a full jazz orchestra!
Put it on your calendars now, and see you there!
Sam 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, focusing on yoga fundamentals, breathing, asana postures and especially bringing people together to practice in a beautiful location. Bring you mat if you have one, but mats and props will be available.
What: Six FREE yoga sessions
Where: Olin Park pavilion
Time: 5:30 PM
- May 31st
- June 7th & 28th
- July 5th, 12th, & 19th
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.