The coming week, in events that get to your heart through your stomach.
Tuesday, June 23
The Goodman Community Center is offering a free food and recreation program for children under age 18. (Any child 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 10.) This is not just today; it's Monday-Friday, June 22- August 21. The lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., is for all ages (with supervised recreation from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the gymnasium, for all ages); supper is 3:30-6:30 for kids 12 and older (with middle and high school activities available until 9 p.m.). Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St. 608-241-1574, ext. 237.
Wednesday, June 24
As part of Asian Cooking for teens with visiting chef Joel Olson, will show kids how to cook an entire Asian meal. Hands-on class, then kids can eat what they've cooked. Pre-register at 608-222-6127 or online via the Monona Library. 3:30-5:30 p.m., 1000 Nichols Rd., Monona.
Thursday, June 25
As part of Downtown Works Week, Isthmus and TheDailyPage.com presents Madison's #1 Happy Hour. Stop at one of your three favorite downtown Madison bars, choosing from The Great Dane Pub and Brewing Company, 123 East Doty St. (with a camera giveaway); Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St. (with an all-you-can-eat-food and drink for 8 at the Mallards Duck Blind giveaway); or Zander's Capitol Grille, 118 State St., (an American Players Theater package giveaway, including Jim DeVita -- no wait, including a picnic from Hubbard Avenue Diner). Show your support for one of these three happy hour locations from 4-7 p.m.
One of our favorite cheesemakers, , speciality cheesemakers from Green County, Wisconsin, will be featured at Fromagination. Free samples of Roth Käse's award-winning cheeses from 9 a.m.-noon. 12. S. Carroll St. 608-255-2430.
Visit our Swiss neighbor, New Glarus, for Swiss specialties and more at the Taste of New Glarus, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., downtown New Glarus. 800-527-6838.
Monday June 29