The coming week, in events that get to your heart through your stomach.
Tuesday, August 25
The Tuesday Dinners special crawfish boil was booked as we put the agenda together, but you can call and put your name on a waiting list in case anybody drops out before the dinner hour Tuesday. On the menu: Louisiana-style crawfish with home-made andouille, cajun spices, potatoes, and corn. L'Etoile, 25 N. Pinckney St. Call 251-0500 for reservations.
Wednesday, August 26
If you've never been to the UW Arlington Agricultural Research Station (and we're willing to bet that most of you have not), it's having an organic field day today -- a community open house for the public to learn more about organic agricultural production. Along with exploring current research, visitors will learn about organic weed management, cover and companion crops, soil quality, variety selection, vegetable crop trials and no-till organic production. You might even see an incredibly cute sheep. It's north of Madison, 1 mile west of Hwy. 51, at N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington, Starts at 9:30 a.m. Call 608-846-3761 for more info.
Thursday, August 27
The Madison Arcatao Sister City Project Celebration will be held today on the shores of Lake Monona, with food, games, and music by Bluetrain, Bonobo Secret Handshake, Sonidos Suaves, Son Mudanza. Olin Park shelter, 1156 Olin-Turville Court, 5-9 p.m. Free. Call 251-9280 for more info.
Saturday, August 29
Gardening and bicycling -- yep, they go together like bacon and chocolate. Join the seventh annual Community Gardens Bike Tour with your tour guide, Mayor Dave, this morning. The tour is of four Madison southwest community gardens. Those interested can meet Community Action Coalition staff at 8 a.m. at the Stella's Bakery stand located on the corner of West Mifflin and North Carroll Streets at the downtown farmers' market. The actual bike tour begins at 9 a.m. at Hammersley Community Garden, 6120 Hammersley Road (next to Falk Elementary School). The bike route will travel to Meadowood and Prairie Hills, ending at noon at Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ community gardens. The event runs until 1 p.m. Lunch and music will be provided by Orchard Ridge UCC. Free. Call 246-4730 ext. 208 for more info.The
Monday, August 31