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ADVOCACY

WISCONSIN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, ARTS & LETTERS

1922 University Ave., Madison

wisconsinacademy.org/

263-1692, contact@wisconsinacademy.org

The nonprofit Wisconsin Academy produces programs and publications that explore, explain, and sustain Wisconsin thought and culture.

ALLIANCE FOR LIFE MINISTRIES P.O. Box 5102, Madison

www.alliance4lifemin.org, ministry@alliance4lifemin.org

A conservative, family-oriented organization that promotes the sanctity of all human life from a Biblical and biological perspective.

COLOMBIA SUPPORT NETWORK P.O. Box 1505, Madison

www.colombiasupport.net

257-8753, contact@colombiasupport.net

A nonprofit created to give solidarity to the Colombian people through sister-city projects, delegations and petitions. CSN works for a negotiated solution to the Colombian conflict and peace with justice in Colombia.

FAIRSHARE CSA COALITION 303 S. Paterson St., Suite 1B, Madison

www.csacoalition.org

226-0300, info@csacoalition.org

Formerly MACSAC, FairShare CSA Coalition works to create a sustainable, just and locally based food system in southern Wisconsin by promoting and supporting CSA farms and coordinating community and farmer education programs about the benefits of locally, sustainably grown foods.

FREEDOM FROM RELIGION FOUNDATION P.O. Box 750, Madison

www.ffrf.org

256-8900, Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker

A nonprofit, national organization based in Madison that promotes separation of church and state.

MADISON AREA VEGETARIAN MEETUP GROUP www.meetup.com/vegmadison

Meet and socialize with other vegetarians and vegans. Delicious monthly vegan dinners at local restaurants and many other fun events. Families and kids are welcome.

MADISON-AREA URBAN MINISTRY

2300 S. Park St., Suite 2022, Madison

www.emum.org

256-0906

A nonprofit, interfaith, social justice organization that works to identify, study, urge action on and work together for social justice in the broader community

NAACP OF DANE COUNTY

P.O. Box 44366, Madison

www.naacpofdaneco.org

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of all people, and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN MADISON CHAPTER

P.O. Box 45671, Madison

www.winow.org

313-4669, madtownnow@gmail.com

Works for equal rights for women. Objectives are comprehensive, ranging from ending racism, sexism and homophobia to securing reproductive rights and ending all forms of violence against women.

OUTREACH

2701 International Lane, Suite 101, Madison

www.lgbtoutreach.org

255-8582, steves@lgbtoutreach.org

Works to promote equality and to improve the quality of life for Madison and south central Wisconsin’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

PRORAIL

P.O. Box 5401, Madison

www.prorail.com, prorail@hotmail.com

A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes passenger trains as a part of a balanced national transportation system. A chapter of Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers.

WISCONSIN NETWORK FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE

122 State St., Suite 405A, Madison

www.wnpj.org

250-9240, office@wnpj.org

Advances a sustainable world free from violence and injustice by connecting, engaging, and strengthening member groups and serving as a catalyst for community organizing and education.

WORKING CAPITAL FOR COMMUNITY NEEDS

517 N. Segoe Road, Suite 209, Madison

www.wccn.org

257-7230

Empowers low-income Latin American entrepreneurs and small-scale farmers through microcredit, fair trade, housing projects and women’s empowerment initiatives.

ANIMALS

ALLIANCE FOR ANIMALS

P.O. Box 1632, Madison

www.allanimals.org

957-2392, alliance@allanimals.org

A nonprofit organization advocating for the rights of all non-human animals by campaigning for humane treatment and educating for change.

ANGEL’S WISH

161 Horizon Drive, Suite 106, Verona

www.angelswish.org

848-4174, info@angelswish.org

A nonprofit dedicated to reducing animal overpopulation, housing companion animals and raising awareness of animal welfare issues in south central Wisconsin.

BADGER KENNEL CLUB & TRAINING CENTER

5925 Haase Road, DeForest

www.badgerkennelclub.com

242-8824

A nonprofit organization dedicated to dogs and helping dogs and their owners develop a positive and rewarding relationship. An American Kennel Club, all-breed dog club.

DOGS WELCOME!

813 Post Road, Madison

www.dogswelcometraining.com

273-9797

Offers more humane dog training through better education. Day care also available.

LAKELAND DOG TRAINING CLUB

2751 Evergreen Drive, Cambridge

www.facebook.com/LakelandDogTrainingClub

Members are actively involved in agility, obedience, tracking, hunt test training, conformation, community education and just happily hanging out with their dogs.

MADISON AUDUBON SOCIETY

1400 E. Washington Ave., Suite 170, Madison

www.madisonaudubon.org

255-2473, info@madisonaudubon.org

Engages in advocacy to preserve and protect natural habitats, develops and maintains more than 1,200 acres of wildlife sanctuaries and sponsors birding field trips.

ARTS

CAPITAL ARTISTS — PORCELAIN PAINTERS

5654 Pennwall St., Madison

276-8102, northlightstudio@hotmail.com

Encourages porcelain painting through classes and exhibits.

MADISON ART GUILD

P.O. Box 45442, Madison

www.madisonartguild.com

president@madisonartguild.com

Active since 1914, the MAG encourages the growth of art in Madison and is involved in community outreach programs, scholarships for art students, exhibitions, art fairs, critiques and workshops with more than 100 area artist members.

MADISON ARTS

215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., P.O. Box 2985, Madison

www.cityofmadison.com/mac

261-9134, madisonarts@cityofmadison.com

A program of the city of Madison that promotes the arts as an essential part of the lives of all of Madison’s citizens. The commission sponsors diverse artistic activities by emerging and established artists and arts organizations while preserving Madison’s rich artistic tradition.

MADISON WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

www.madisonwatercolorsociety.org

madisonwatercolor@gmail.com

Promotes transparent watercolor painting; holds meetings the first Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the West Madison Senior Center, 602 Sawyer Terrace.

MADISON WEAVERS GUILD

1009 Merrill Springs Road, Madison

238-3425, madisonweaversguild@gmail.com

Promotes interest and skill in weaving. Meetings held the third Monday from September to May at Oakwood Village University Woods.

MMOCA VOLUNTEERS

227 State St., Madison

www.mmoca.org

257-0158, volunteer@mmoca.org

A group that volunteers for the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and assists in educational, service and fundraising efforts.

PHI BETA FRATERNITY, PI ETA (MADISON ALUMNI CHAPTER)

2110 Manor Green Drive, Madison

212-4930, elintorvik@yahoo.com

A national professional association for the creative and performing arts.

WISCONSIN ALLIANCE OF ARTISTS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE

P.O. Box 1791, Madison

www.artcraftwis.org

204-9129

An organization of professional artists and craftspeople from throughout Wisconsin that develops exhibition opportunities and encourages the arts. WAAC produces the Madison Art Fair Off the Square in the summer and the Winter Art Fair Off the Square.

WISCONSIN ARTS BOARD

P.O. Box 8690 Madison

www.artsboard.wisconsin.gov

266-0190, artsboard@wisconsin.gov

State agency responsible for promotion, support and development of the arts throughout Wisconsin.

WISCONSIN REGIONAL ART PROGRAM

21 N. Park St., seventh floor, Madison

www.continuingstudies.wisc.edu/art

263-6322, lori.oneill@wisc.edu

Helps nonprofessional artists develop their abilities. High-quality art instruction and innovative programming for every skill level in painting, drawing, design, the cultivation of creativity, and the business of art.

AUTOMOBILES

AAA WISCONSIN

8401 Excelsior Blvd., Madison

wisconsin.aaa.com

828-2400

Membership group offering travel, insurance, financial and auto-related services.

NATIONAL MOTORISTS ASSOCIATION

402 W. Second St., Waunakee

www.motorists.org

800-882-2785

Advocates rational traffic laws and helps people fight undeserved traffic tickets.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF DANE COUNTY

2001 Taft St., Madison

www.bgcdc.org, 257-2606

Provides educational, artistic, cultural and recreational opportunities for youth ages 7-18, as well as programs in health, life skills, leadership and career counseling.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF DANE COUNTY

4619 Jenewein Road, Fitchburg

www.bgcdc.org, 204-9722

Provides educational, artistic, cultural and recreational opportunities for youth ages 7-18, as well as programs in health, life skills, leadership and career counseling.

CENTRO HISPANO OF DANE COUNTY

810 W. Badger Road, Madison

www.micentro.org, 255-3018

Promotes Latino culture and provides social services and educational programs for the Latino community.

COMMUNITY SHARES OF WISCONSIN

612 W. Main St., Suite 200, Madison

www.communityshares.com

256-1066, csw@communityshares.com

Community Shares of Wisconsin, together with its donors and member agencies, addresses social, economic and environmental problems through grassroots activities, advocacy, research and public education.

EAST SIDE PLANNING COUNCIL

1321 E. Mifflin St., Suite 201, Madison

www.madisoneastside.org

A coalition of neighborhood associations and business associations located throughout Madison’s East Side. Works to improve quality of life in East Side neighborhoods by providing resources, organizing grass-roots participation and building consensus.

MADISON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

2 Science Court, Suite 3, Madison

www.madisoncommunityfoundation.org

232-1763

The Madison Community Foundation seeks to enhance the community by encouraging, facilitating and managing long-term philanthropy.

NORTHSIDE PLANNING COUNCIL

2702 International Lane, Suite 203, Madison

661-0060, director@NorthsidePlanningCouncil.org

NPC works to improve the quality of life for North Side residents by increasing citizen participation in issues and decision-making processes affecting the community and by linking people and organizations. NPC also publishes the Northside News, a community newspaper.

SOUTH METROPOLITAN PLANNING COUNCIL

2300 S. Park St., Suite 107, Madison

www.facebook.com/southmetroplanning

819-8549, smpc@southmadison.org

Works to increase civic capacity of community members, neighborhood groups, and partnerships and collaborations on the South Side.

URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER MADISON

2222 S. Park St., Suite 200, Madison

www.ulgm.org, 729-1200

Works to improve the social and economic conditions of African-Americans, other people of color and the economically disadvantaged in our community.

COMPUTERS

MADDOTNET

www.meetup.com/MADdotNET

Free, public Microsoft .NET community user group for those working in the Madison area.

MADISON JAVA USERS GROUP

www.meetup.com/Madison-Java-User-Group-Meetup

Free, informal technical forum for Java enthusiasts, from beginners to experienced professionals. The group enables technology sharing throughout the Madison IT community.

SOCIAL MEDIA BREAKFAST MADISON

www.smbmad.org

smbmad@gmail.com

A nonprofit, volunteer-run organization with a focus on social media. Free monthly meetings focus on networking, caffeine and education.

DANCE

BLUE WILLOW CHINESE DANCE TROUPE

www.madstage.com/Companies/bluewillowdance.html

225-0795, bluewillowdance@yahoo.com

Cultural understanding through dance using traditional Chinese dress, props and music.

DANCE ALIVE MADISON

www.sprott.physics.wisc.edu/dancealive

241-7635

Periodic community dances for all ages, cultures and abilities in a smoke-free, drug-free and alcohol-free environment. Dances held in various neighborhoods with ethnic and period folk bands, performers and instructors.

DANCE EASY

6323 Odana Road, Madison

www.danceeasy.com

270-1550, dancenow@danceeasy.com

Professional dance instruction, especially for beginners. Second location in Blue Mounds.

DANCE WISCONSIN

6332 Monona Drive, Monona

www.dancewisconsin.com

221-4535, Jdancewisconsin@gmail.com

A nonprofit, pre-professional dance company that promotes and fosters dance education and an appreciation of the arts.

DEFOREST DIAMOND SQUARES DANCE CLUB

846-9104, jmyklebust@centurytel.net

A plus-level square dance club that meets on the third Sunday of the month at the DeForest Community Center from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

ITALIAN FOLK DANCERS OF MADISON

go.madison.com/ifd

445-5046

Traditional Italian folk dances held at the Italian Workmen’s Club, 914 Regent St.

KANOPY ACADEMY FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND CHOREOGRAPHY

341 State St., Madison

www.kanopydance.org

255-2211, info@kanopydance.org

The Kanopy Dance Co. and School for Contemporary Dance and Choreography offers year-round enrollment for youth and adults.

KEHL SCHOOL OF DANCE

1020 Quinn Drive, Waunakee

www.kehldance.com

849-4740

Provides dance instruction and performance/entertainment.

KEHL SCHOOL OF DANCE

5117 Verona Road, Fitchburg

www.kehldance.com

819-6501

Provides dance instruction and performance/entertainment.

KEHL SCHOOL OF DANCE

8152 Forsythia St., Middleton

www.kehldance.com

819-6501

Provides dance instruction and performance/entertainment.

MADISON FOLKDANCE UNLIMITED

www.madfolkdance.org

241-3655, mk@mailbag.com

Recreational folk dancing with an emphasis on Eastern European dancing.

MADISON TANGO SOCIETY

2 Chippewa Court, Madison

www.madisontango.org

238-2039, info@madisontango.org

A nonprofit offering lessons and hosting special events. Beginning to advanced dancers.

MADISON WEST COAST SWING CLUB

P O Box 628301, Middleton

www.mwcsc.org

info@mwcsc.org

Offers lessons, dances and workshops. Meets Wednesday evenings at Badger Bowl, 506 E. Badger Rd., at various times depending on ability.

MIDEAST BY MIDWEST

go.madison.com/mbm

Middle Eastern music and dance, offering periodic free lessons.

MONONA ACADEMY OF DANCE

6332 Monona Drive, Monona

mononaacademyofdance.squarespace.com

221-4535, mononaacademyofdance@gmail.com

Classical, ballet, jazz, tap and modern classes and performance.

OAK APPLE MORRIS DANCERS

go.madison.com/oamd

238-3847

Preserves, performs, encourages and adapts Morris dancing, an English ritual dance. Practices weekly throughout the year Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Neighborhood House, 29 S. Mills St.

RICARDO MONTES FLAMENCO CO.

5102 Tokay Blvd., Madison

274-2734

Flamenco dance classes primarily for adults, plus special recreational dance nights and social events.

SADIRA MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE

www.sadiradance.com

246-2718, sadira@sadiradance.com

Middle Eastern dance lessons and performance.

WESTPORT SQUARES

www.westportsquares.com

244-3694

Offers mainstream square dancing every first, third, and fifth Fridays of the month, with PLUS dances every second Friday, from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

ZAIBAS LITHUANIAN DANCE OF MADISON

P.O. Box 55034, Madison

www.madisonvilnius.org/dancers

356-6549, netz@g2a.net

A Lithuanian folk dance group. Also promotes cultural interests of Lithuanian-Americans.

EDUCATION

MADISON CIVICS CLUB

P.O. 46472, Madison

www.madisoncivicsclub.org

422-3062, info@madisoncivicsclub.org

Established in 1913, this nonprofit organization provides stimulating national, state and local speakers, recognition of outstanding young individuals and youth organizations, and promotes the betterment of our local communities.

PLATO

21 N. Park St., seventh floor, Madison

www.continuingstudies.wisc.edu/seniorlearning/plato

262-5823, plato-slp@dcs.wisc.edu

Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization is a nonprofit, volunteer-led, lecture and discussion program for community retirees.

THE UNIVERSITY LEAGUE

P.O. Box 5064 Madison

univleague.wisc.edu

712-4293, stang@gmail.com

Dedicated to promoting educational and social activities for its members and supporting scholarship funding that benefits students at UW-Madison.

UPTOWNER TOASTMASTERS

120 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison

1159.toastmastersclubs.org

658-1133

Dedicated to improving the public speaking and organizational leadership skills of members in a friendly, helpful, learning environment since 1983. Meets the first and third Thursdays of each month from 11:59 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Risser Justice Center, 17 W. Main St., Conference Room 144.

WISCONSIN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, ARTS & LETTERS

1922 University Ave., Madison

wisconsinacademy.org

263-1692, contact@wisconsinacademy.org

The nonprofit Wisconsin Academy produces programs and publications that explore, explain and sustain Wisconsin thought and culture.

ENVIRONMENT

BLUEBIRD RESTORATION ASSOCIATION OF WISCONSIN

815 Sky Ridge Drive, Madison

www.braw.org

239-0791, wibluebirddataentry@gmail.com

Works to increase the number of eastern bluebirds and other native cavity-nesting birds through a coordinated statewide nest box construction and monitoring program.

CLEAN WISCONSIN

634 W. Main St., Suite 300, Madison

www.cleanwisconsin.org

251-7020, info@cleanwisconsin.org

Founded in 1970 as Wisconsin’s Environmental Decade, this nonprofit focuses on legislation research and analysis, lobbying, public education and litigation in areas of metallic mining, pesticide use, sustainable energy and water quantity and quality.

DANE COUNTY CONSERVATION LEAGUE

P.O. Box 44039, Madison

www.dccl.org

dccl@dccl.org

Wisconsin’s oldest volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of conservation. Protects and promotes fish and wildlife and their habitats. Also raises pheasants and quail for release in the wild.

FRIENDS OF LAKE WINGRA

1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison

www.lakewingra.org

663-2838, info@lakewingra.org

Works to improve the health of Lake Wingra through coordinated watershed management and by engaging the watershed community in stewardship of the lake and its watershed.

FRIENDS OF THE ARBORETUM

1207 Seminole Highway, Madison

www.uwarboretum.org/foa

263-7760, info@arboretum.wisc.edu

Nonprofit organization provides financial and volunteer support for UW-Madison Arboretum and sponsors field trips, lectures and other programs, including May native plant sale and October Leopold Restoration Awards.

ICE AGE TRAIL ALLIANCE — DANE COUNTY CHAPTER

2110 Main St., P.O. Box 128, Cross Plains

www.iceagetrail.org

798-4453 or 800-227-0046, info@iceagetrail.org

Works to promote the thousand-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail, part of which runs through Dane County.

NATURAL HERITAGE LAND TRUST

303 S. Paterson St., Suite 6, Madison

www.nhlt.org

258-9797, jim@nhlt.org

Works to protect natural areas, wildlife habitat, working farms, healthy lakes and streams, and recreation land to provide a high quality of life in the Dane County.

RENEW WISCONSIN

222 S. Hamilton St., Madison

www.renewwisconsin.org

255-4044, info@renewwisconsin.org

To promote clean energy strategies — conservation and energy efficiency, renewable energy, and low-emission distributed generation — for powering the state’s economy in an environmentally sound manner.

RIVER ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN

147 S. Butler St., Suite 2, Madison

www.wisconsinrivers.org

257-2424, info@wisconsinrivers.org

Environmental organization dedicated to protecting and restoring Wisconsin rivers and watersheds.

RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY MADISON AREA AND WISCONSIN SHARP-TAILED GROUSE SOCIETY

2822 Chamberlain Ave., Madison

www.ruffedgrousesociety.org

jfshurts@gmail.com

Dedicated to promoting conditions suitable for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and related wildlife to sustain our sport hunting tradition and outdoor heritage.

SAND COUNTY FOUNDATION

131 W. Wilson St., Suite 610, Madison

www.sandcounty.net

663-4605, info@sandcounty.net

Works to advance the use of ethical and scientifically sound land management practices and partnerships for the benefit of the ecological landscape.

SIERRA CLUB JOHN MUIR CHAPTER

754 Williamson St., Madison

www.sierraclub.org/wisconsin

256-0565, john.muir.chapter@sierraclub.org

America’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.

SUSTAIN DANE

131 W. Wilson St., Suite 502, Madison

www.sustaindane.org

819-0689, info@sustaindane.org

Promotes sustainability in the Madison area.

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY, WISCONSIN CHAPTER

633 W. Main St., Madison

www.nature.org

251-8140, wisconsin@tnc.org

Works to preserve plants, animals and natural communities by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

UPPER SUGAR RIVER WATERSHED ASSOCIATION

207 E. Main St., P.O. Box 314, Mount Horeb

www.usrwa.org

437-7707, usrwa@usrwa.org

Serves as a forum for the preservation and enhancement of the Upper Sugar River watershed.

WISCONSIN ENVIRONMENT

122 State St., Suite 500B, Madison

wisconsinenvironment.org

251-1918

A citizen-based environmental advocacy organization dedicated to research, education and grassroots action to effect policy change.

WISCONSIN WETLANDS ASSOCIATION

214 N. Hamilton St., Suite 201, Madison

www.wisconsinwetlands.org

250-9971, info@wisconsinwetlands.org

Established in 1969 to protect the state’s wetland resources through education, training, advocacy, and research on key issues that affect wetlands.

ETHNIC

ETHNIC BENGALI ASSOCIATION OF MADISON

www.bamadison.com

856-380-0178

Aims to enjoy the essence and spirit of Bengali food music and culture with each other, our children and the community. Sponsors five events annually that feature home-cooked food and ethnic entertainment.

CELTIC CULTURAL CENTER

P.O. Box 260037, Madison

www.celticmadison.org

221-3389, celticcultural@hotmail.com

Sponsors events and classes showcasing the cultures of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man and Brittany.

ITALIAN WORKMEN’S CLUB

914 Regent St. , Madison

www.iwcmadison.com

258-1880

Dedicated to the preservation of the history, culture, language and memories of the Italian people who immigrated to Madison from Sicily and other regions of Italy.

ETHNIC JEWISH FEDERATION OF MADISON

6434 Enterprise Lane, Madison

www.jewishmadison.org

278-1808, info@jewishmadison.org

Encourages and supports Jewish educational programs, supports the social service needs of the Jewish community. maintains effective relationships with the community at large and strives to enhance the quality of life for Jews in other countries and to support the migration of Jews in peril.

PHILIPPINE-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MADISON AND NEIGHBORING AREAS

P.O. Box 5013, Madison

www.madisonpinoy.org

PAMANA.Madison@gmail.com

Stimulates social, cultural and intellectual relationships among its members and associates in Madison and surrounding communities.

POLISH HERITAGE CLUB OF WISCONSIN, MADISON GROUP

P.O. Box 45438, Madison

www.phcwi-madison.org

831-8827, info@phcwi-madison.org

Since 1979, promotes Polish culture by sponsoring a spring festival, annual picnic, November bazaar, December Wigilia, book club, concerts, displays, lectures, newsletter, scholarship and special events.

RUSSIAN CONVERSATION TABLE

395-4498, scbennett@wisc.edu

A group of Russians, Americans and others who enjoy hanging out and speaking Russian. Open to people with any level of experience, and LGBT friendly. Meets Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Michelangelo’s Coffee Shop, 114 State St.

SHAMROCK CLUB OF DANE COUNTY

P.O. Box 259277, Madison

www.danecountyshamrockclub.blogspot.com

798-4611, nkpurtell@yahoo.com

Promotes the association of individuals of Irish descent or those with a sincere interest in Irish culture for the purpose of conducting social, educational and benevolent activities of all kinds, including conducting meetings, forums and research into Irish culture, presentation of Irish culture to the community, promoting travel to Ireland and the pursuit of cultural advancement of the Irish.

SONS OF NORWAY

2262 Winnebago St., Madison

www.sonsofnorwaymadison.com

249-6329, info@sonsofnorwaymadison.com

Promotes Norwegian heritage and customs. Meetings held at Idun Lodge, 2262 Winnebago St., Madison, the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Sponsors lutefisk dinner in October and Frokost breakfast in November. Also sponsors language camps, scholarships, cooking classes and sports programs.

ZOR SHRINE PIPES & DRUMS

575 Zor Shrine Place, Madison

www.zorpipesanddrums.webs.com

558-0467

Scottish pipe and drum corps that performs in parades, weddings, funerals and at other occasions. Instruction offered.

HISTORICAL

BLACK EARTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

1022 Blue Mounds St., Black Earth

www.blackearthwisconsin.com

767-2289, behistoricalsoc@gmail.com

Archives at 1022 Blue Mounds St. Black Earth Depot; museum at 934 Mills St. is open Sundays 1-4 p.m. from the last Sunday in May through the last Sunday in September.

BLUE MOUNDS AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

516-1832, info@bluemoundshistoricalsociety.com

Aims to protect, preserve, interpret, and increase the public awareness of the natural, social, and architectural history of the Blue Mounds Area.

BROOKLYN AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

P.O. Box 174, Brooklyn

www.facebook.com/bahswi

455-4585, brooklynhistory@msn.com

The Society was formed to preserve and respect the history of the village of Brooklyn, the four towns surrounding the village — Brooklyn (Green County), Oregon, Rutland (Dane County) and Union (Rock County) — by preserving artifacts and records from the area.

COTTAGE GROVE AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

P.O. Box 46, Cottage Grove

cgahswi.org

839-5578, acres2@frontier.com

A group of dedicated volunteers who collect, preserve and share information about the history of the town and village of Cottage Grove through real objects, photographs, and paper and digital records of land abstracts, records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, obituaries, etc. The society’s history room contains archives and a study area located in the lower level of Flynn Hall, at 116 W. Reynolds St., Cottage Grove.

CROSS PLAINS-BERRY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

2204 Brewery Road, Cross Plains

crossplainshistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

798-2147, lcesser@chorus.net, crossplainshistory@gmail.com

The Cross Plains-Berry Historical Society Museum, located in Old St. Martin’s Church, is open the first and third Sundays during June, July and August from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment. The society meets the second Monday of April, May, September, October, November and December at 7 p.m. in the basement of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 2437 Church St. in Cross Plains.

CULINARY HISTORY ENTHUSIASTS OF WISCONSIN (CHEW)

www.chewwisconsin.com

chewwisconsin@gmail.com

An informal, nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to the celebration of food, ethnic cuisines, and culinary customs from all parts of the world. Meets at 7:15 p.m. on the first Wednesdays of the month at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St.

DANE COUNTY AREA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

P.O. Box 5652, Madison

dcags.camp8.org

widcags@gmail.com

Monthly meetings with educational talks. An affiliate of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society and a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

DANE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison

www.danecountyhistory.org

224-3605, dchs@danecountyhistory.org

Nonprofit group preserves and researches Dane County history, maintains archives.

DEAN HOUSE

P.O. Box 6704, Madison

www.bloominggrovehistory.org

222-3859

The Nathaniel W. Dean House, 4718 Monona Drive, is preserved by The Historical Blooming Grove Historic Society as a museum reflecting the life of a gentleman farmer and his family in the last half of the 19th century. Scheduled events focus on the daily routines and special occasions of the family.

DEFOREST AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

203 Library St., DeForest

www.deforesthistory.org

846-5482, dahsoc@yahoo.com

Preserves, celebrates and shares the local history of the area, which includes DeForest, the town of Windsor, much of the town of Vienna, and portions of the towns of Leeds and Burke.

FITCHBURG HISTORICAL SOCIETY

5530 Lacy Road, Fitchburg

www.fitchburgwi.gov/410/Fitchburg-Historical-Society

729-1783, woodedarchives@gmail.com

Maintains an archival collection of items specific to the history of Fitchburg, including photographs, articles, obituaries, and plat books.

HISTORIC BLOOMING GROVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

P.O. Box 6704, Monona

www.bloominggrovehistory.org

222-5783

Preserves and advances the culture and history of the Blooming Grove, Monona and Southeast Madison area — all of which was, historically, in the town of Blooming Grove.

HISTORIC MADISON

P.O. Box 2721, Madison

www.historicmadison.org

233-9394, mlgajewski@aol.com

Promotes the preservation of knowledge and dissemination of information about Madison’s past.

KOSHKONONG PRAIRIE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

P.O. Box 198, Cambridge

go.madison.com/kphs

423-4438, koshkononginfo@yahoo.com

Nonprofit that preserves, advances and disseminates knowledge of the history of Koshkonong Prairie. Also provides genealogical research resources. The Koshkonong Prairie Historical Society Library and Museum is located at the 1906 Cambridge School, 211 South St. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 12:30 to 3 p.m.

MADISON BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

910 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive , Madison

www.radioscribe.com/mbas.htm

238-2227

Works to improve cultural affairs of the biblical archaeological community. Provides speakers.

MARSHALL AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

128 E. Main St., P.O. Box 33, Marshall

www.marshall-wi.com

920-478-7337

Gathers, preserves and shares the history of the Marshall community. Museum open Saturdays 1 to 4 p.m. from mid-April through mid-October. Society meets monthly April through December on the second Monday of each month, at 7 p.m., and January through March on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.

MAZOMANIE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

118 Brodhead St., P.O. Box 248, Mazomanie

www.mazomaniehistory.org

795-2104, info@mazomaniehistory.org

Preserves, advances and disseminates the knowledge of the history of the village of Mazomanie and the surrounding area. Museum open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

MCFARLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

5814 Main St., P.O. Box 94, McFarland

www.mcfarlandhistorical.org

838-3992, marsdenhoney@yahoo.com

Offers a well-developed museum, Norwegian log cabin and an annex featuring early farming displays located at 5814 Main St. in McFarland, and the Larson House Museum is a short walk away at 6003 Exchange St. The facilities are open to the public every Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. from Memorial Day to mid-September. Offers publications on various aspects of local history, special educational events, and lively annual meetings in March.

MIDDLETON AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

7410 Hubbard Ave., Middleton

middletonhistory.org

836-7614, middletonhistory@gmail.com

Preserves and publicizes the history of the Middleton Area. Maintains two museums that contain many historical artifacts, photographs, documents and a large collection of Depression glassware. Actively documents area history with a newsletter, historic fact sheets and other publications. The historic Rowley House, 7410 Hubbard Ave., is open Tuesdays and Saturdays (except for holiday weekends) from 2 to 4 p.m. from mid-April to mid-October.

MOUNT HOREB AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

100 S. Second St., Mount Horeb

www.mthorebhistory.org

437-6486, mthorebhistory@mhtc.net

Professionally collecting and exhibiting the history of the towns, villages and rural areas of southwestern Dane County. Archives are located at 138 E. Main St. Mt. Horeb Area Museum is located at 100 S. Second St. but is closed for 2016 during construction of the Driftless Historium, a new facility.

OREGON AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

159 W. Lincoln St., P.O. Box 262, Oregon

www.oregonareahistoricalsociety.org

835-8961, info@oregonareahistoricalsociety.org

Preserves, advances and disseminates knowledge of the history of the Oregon area. Museum open Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. (June, July, August); and first Saturday of the month, noon to 4 p.m. (September through May).

STOUGHTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

324 S. Page St. , Stoughton

www.stoughtonhistoricalsociety.org

873-4797, info@stoughtonhistoricalsociety.org

Collects, preserves and shares the history and culture of the Stoughton area through our Museum exhibits, educational programs and oral history recordings. Meets first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Depot, 532 Main St. Operates museum, 324 S. Page St., open Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Depot, open for self-guided tours Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Luke Stoughton House, 315 Division St., open during special events.

HOBBIES

BADGER STAMP CLUB

Meets at Oakwood Village West, Heritage Oaks Building, 6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison

www.wfscstamps.org/Clubs/Badger.shtml

225-6354

Promotes and publicizes stamp collecting. Meetings are held the first and third Saturday of the month.

BRIDGE CLUB OF MADISON

2818 Todd Drive, Madison

www.madisonbridgeclub.org

442-0644, madisonbridgeclub@gmail.com

Offering lessons to beginning and advanced players. Offers bridge play six days a week: six sessions of Stratified Open Pairs open to all, four sessions limited to new and intermediate players, and one session of social bridge. No membership fee is required. A nominal fee of $5 is charged for each playing session.

CAPITAL AREA CARVERS OF WISCONSIN

1011 Nichols Road, Monona

www.capitalareacarversofwisconsin.org

219-2275

Promotes woodcarving as an art form, with meetings and programs, discussion and demonstrations. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at the Monona Senior Center.

CROSSTOWN AFRICAN VIOLET CLUB

850-9740, peters56@tds.net

Promotes and teaches growing of African violets and other gesneriads. Holds meetings the first Wednesday of the month, September through June, at 12:30 p.m. at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave. Call to confirm location. Conducts an annual sale at Olbrich the Saturday before Mothers Day.

FOUR LAKES AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

www.w9jz.org

437-8937

A general interest amateur radio club that participates in several annual operating events, including the Wisconsin QSO party in March, ARRL Field Day in June and Winter Field Day in January. Generally meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at UW Space Place, 2300 S. Park St., No. 100. Also sponsors FCC license exams, which are held on the first Saturday of each month at UW Space Place, starting at 8 a.m.

MAD CITY QUILT GUILD

8301 Old Sauk Road, Middleton

www.madcityquilters.org

Encourages knowledge of and interest in the history and making of quilts. Generally meets at 1 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month except in July, August and December, and at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month except in June, July and December.

MADISON AREA DISC CLUB

P.O. Box 8592 Madison

www.madcitydisc.org

Nonprofit promotes the growth and enjoyment of disc golf and other flying disc sports in the Madison area and beyond.

MADISON AREA DOLL CLUB OF WISCONSIN

go.madison.com/madc

279-5298, dollcoll@charter.net

Promotes the study, preservation and appreciation of dolls. An annual doll show and sale is held each spring.

MADISON AREA EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD

www.madisonareaega.org

Nonprofit meets twice monthly to foster excellence in the practice of the art of embroidery and to preserve its heritage. Meetings are held the second Friday of the month at 9 a.m. and the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. except the months of July and December, when social events occur. Meetings are held at Bethany United Methodist Church, 3910 Mineral Point Road, Madison.

MADISON AREA JUGGLERS

www.madjugglers.com

maj@madjugglers.com

Open to jugglers of all skill levels and those who would like to learn juggling and related arts. Meets twice weekly.

MADISON AREA MINIATURE ENTHUSIASTS

www.miniatures.org/clubs

772-5673, brianlorijohnson@gmail.com

Encourages the enjoyment of miniatures through educational programs. Meets the second Thursday of each month at the HyVee Foodstore Club Room, 3801 E. Washington Ave.

MADISON AREA RADIO CONTROL SOCIETY

www.marcswi.org

info@marcswi.org

Group of radio-controlled aircraft modelers that meets the first Thursday of the month in Room 201B of the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St., Madison.

MADISON AREA REPEATER ASSOCIATION

3835 Highway A, Stoughton

www.qsl.net/mara

205-1994

Operates three amateur radio repeater systems. One of Wisconsin’s largest amateur radio clubs.

MADISON AREA SEWING GUILD

www.madisonasg.com

772-5673, madison@asg.org

Guild members are sewing enthusiasts of all levels and are encouraged to share their knowledge and talents. We meet monthly; check the events calendar on the website for specific date, time and location.

MADISON BACKGAMMON CLUB

www.madisonbg.com

354-7573, bill@madisonbg.com

Meets Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Twist at the Radisson Hotel, 6617 Odana Rd. Players of all skill levels welcome; lessons available for beginners. Tournaments offered on the first, second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

MADISON BUTTON CLUB

271-4566, buttonldy@aol.com

Promotes button collecting and interest in the art, beauty and history of buttons. Meets monthly in Madison, sponsors February and June state shows.

MADISON COIN CLUB

www.numismatistsofwisconsin.com/section02.html

tpgalway1@charter.net

Established in 1932, Wisconsin’s first coin club. For beginning and advanced collectors of coins and similar items. Meets monthly at Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Road.

MADISON GEM AND MINERAL CLUB

P.O. Box 8882, Madison

www.madisonrockclub.org

206-4981, president@madisonrockclub.org

Promotes and encourages the study of mineralogy, lapidary arts, gemology, paleontology and other related fields. Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in Room AB20 at Weeks Hall, UW-Madison Department of Geoscience.

MADISON HOMEBREWERS AND TASTERS GUILD LTD.

P.O. Box 1365, Madison

www.mhtg.org

president@mhtg.org

Aids and educates members in the appreciation and legal production of fermented malt beverages, including those brewed at home and those brewed commercially. The club hosts social gatherings twice monthly.

MADISON KNITTERS’ GUILD

P.O. Box 14443, Madison

www.madisonknittersguild.org

info@madisonknittersguild.org

Promotes interest, appreciation and skill in knitting. Meets the second Monday of the month from September to May at Promega Corp., 5445 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg. Doors open at 5 p.m., with meeting commencing at 6:30 p.m.

MADISON METRO CRIBBAGE CLUB, NO. 1

www.accgrassroots.org

752-2302, My29Hand@charter.net

The oldest organized cribbage club in the nation. Meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St.

MADISON WORDPLAYERS

www.fun2play.com/wordplayers

301-5602, dave@fun2play.com

Monthly night of word games, including Taboo, Boggle and others. All skill levels welcome. Meets first Monday of the month (second Monday in September and when holidays interfere) at Panera Bread, 3416 University Ave. Madison from 7 to 9 p.m.

NATIONAL MODEL RAILROAD ASSOCIATION, SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN DIVISION

www.nmra-scwd.org

scwdwebmaster@nmra-scwd.org

Promotes the hobby of model railroading, sponsors annual Mad City Railroad Show and Sale in February. Meets on the first Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. (except January, June, July, and August) at the Zor Shrine Temple, 575 Zor Shrine Place

SEVEN HILLS SKYDIVERS

7530 State Highway 73, Marshall

www.sevenhillsskydivers.org

244-5252, jump@sevenhillsskydivers.org

Nonprofit, member-owned and operated club promotes skydiving and introduces people to the sport by training students and performing demonstration jumps.

SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM

SCA Inc., Barony of Jaravellir, P.O. Box 25937, Madison

www.jararvellir.org

baron@jaravellir.org

Members recreate the life and culture of the Middle Ages.

LITERARY

HATRACK STORYTELLERS

8501 Old Sauk Road, Middleton

www.hatrackstorytellers.org

662-9363

Adults and children read aloud, mixing prose and poetry, and share the experience with audiences. Hatrack readers have been performing all over Wisconsin since 1967.

MADISON STORYTELLERS – MADISON

www.madisonstorytellers.com

madisonstorytellers@gmail.com

A group of people who who like to get together to share stories and enjoy the power of the narrative.

MADISON STORYTELLERS’ GUILD

249-5030

Storytelling enthusiasts share stories and explore and promote storytelling.

NOTORIOUS CANARY-TRAINERS

1 Hiawatha Circle, Madison

www.sh-whoswho.com/groups/the-notorious-canary-trainers

833-3369

Madison’s Sherlock Holmes Society. Members meet the third Sunday of every month but January to discuss a Sherlock Holmes story.

WISCONSIN FELLOWSHIP OF POETS

www.wfop.org

242-7340

To support poets, encourage the reading of poetry and bring poetry to the public.

MUSIC

ALLEGRO MUSIC CLUB

848-6789, musicknit@yahoo.com

Encourages members toward high standards of musicianship through performances. Meets monthly in members’ homes.

CAPITOL CHORDSMEN CHORUS

www.capitolchordsmen.org

620-5583, info@capitolchordsmen.org

Offers men of all ages and levels vocal instruction and performance opportunities in a capella music chorus, primarily barbershop variety. Annual show.

CELTIC MUSIC ASSOCIATION OF MADISON

www.celticmadison.org/music

alan@alan-ng.net

Organizes concerts by traditional musicians from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales.

FESTIVAL CHOIR OF MADISON

P.O. Box 45618, Madison

www.festivalchoirmadison.org

572-7572, info@festivalchoirmadison.org

Professional-level volunteer choir of 50 voices. Presents a four-concert series. Participation open to men and women ages 20-70.

FOUR FRESHMEN SOCIETY OF WISCONSIN

1 Hiawatha Circle, Madison

www.fourfreshmensociety.com

274-1638, ffswisconsin@hotmail.com

International fan club/support group for the Four Freshmen.

MADISON AREA CONCERT HANDBELLS

P.O. Box 44056, Madison

www.madisonhandbells.org

620-1997, info@madisonhandbells.org

Auditioned, six-octave community choir for skilled ringers. Rehearses weekly and gives two concert series per year. Also provides music for nursing homes, schools, hospitals, weddings and other events.

MADISON AREA PIANO TEACHERS ASSOCIATED

P.O. Box 44152, Madison

www.madisonpianoteachers.org

mapta@madisonpianoteachers.org

A group of piano teachers providing workshops and monthly programs for teachers and recital opportunities for students and teachers.

MADISON COLLEGE COMMUNITY SHOW CHOIR

3550 Anderson St., Room 101 Madison

programs.madisoncollege.edu/programs/enrichment/madison-college-community-show-choir

752-1057, jlangkamp@madisoncollege.edu

Community choir that focuses on popular music. No auditions.

MADISON JAZZ SOCIETY

P.O. Box 8866, Madison

www.madisonjazz.com

850-5400, mjs@madisonjazz.com

Promotes, supports and sponsors live jazz in Madison, including Capital City Jazz Festival.

MADISON MAENNERCHOR

3001 S. Stoughton Road, Madison

www.madisonmaennerchor.org

The oldest German men’s chorus in Wisconsin, founded in 1852. Rehearses Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Turner Hall.

MADISON MUSIC COLLECTIVE

P.O. Box 2096, Madison

www.madisonmusiccollective.org

mmclisting@gmail.com

All-volunteer organization that promotes jazz and other improvised music by presenting concerts, live club performances and educational workshops, and hosting CD listening sessions.

MADISON SCOUTS DRUM & BUGLE CORPS

2935 S. Fish Hatchery Road, No. 401, Madison

www.madisonscouts.org

859-803-3463, 816-835-9208, ckomnick@madisonscouts.org; director@madisonscouts.org

A drum and bugle corps, founded in 1938, open to young men ages 16 to 21.

MADISON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LEAGUE

222 W. Washington Ave., Suite 460, Madison

www.madisonsymphony.org/msol

244-1445, r.blancke1@gmail.com

Sponsors fundraising events for the Madison Symphony Orchestra and provides social and professional interaction.

MADISON YOUTH CHOIRS

160 Westgate Mall, Suite I, Madison

www.madisonyouthchoirs.org

238-7464, info@madisonyouthchoirs.org

A community of young musicians dedicated to musical excellence, emphasizing personal, musical, and social development.

NEW HORIZONS BAND

www.hookedonbandsinc.org

661-8670, Ward Brodt Music

Concert and swing band geared toward beginning and advanced amateur musicians age 50 and older. Instruction available.

SIGMA ALPHA IOTA

madisonsai.org

swanson.sj@gmail.com

Professional international women’s music fraternity, including an active UW-Madison Rho chapter, alumnae group and patroness group.

SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BLUEGRASS MUSIC ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 7761, Madison

www.swbmai.org

798-4884, lwschult@wisc.edu

Plays, listens to and promotes bluegrass music.

SWEET ADELINES YAHARA RIVER CHORUS

701 S. Century Ave., Waunakee

yaharariverchorus.groupanizer.com

415-5023, bsnbs@aol.com

Promotes the understanding and enjoyment of women’s barbershop music.

WINDS OF SOUTHERN WISCONSIN

www.windsofsouthernwisconsin.org

info@windsofsouthernwisconsin.org

For people who play the recorder and similar early instruments. Meets Monday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1904 Winnebago St., Madison.

WISCONSIN MUSIC HERITAGE SOCIETY

6333 Masthead Drive, Madison

238-6567

Collects music for the Wisconsin Music Archives in the Mills Music Library at UW-Madison.

NEWCOMERS

MADISON NEWCOMERS’ CLUB

www.meetup.com/MadisonNewcomersGroup/

A social club that assists women in making friends and feeling welcome in Madison. Offers a variety of activities.

WHO’S NEW IN MADISON

www.whosnew.org

Social club helps newcomers become acclimated to the community, participate in activities and meet new people. Monthly luncheons include a speaker.

POLITICS

DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF DANE COUNTY

P.O. Box 2082, Madison

www.danedems.org

513-1387, mabasford@charter.net

Meetings on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Concourse Hotel excepting June, July and December.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF WISCONSIN

15 N. Pinckney St., Suite 200, Madison

www.wisdems.org

255-5172, info@wisdems.org

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF DANE COUNTY

2712 Marshall Court, Madison

www.lwvdanecounty.org

232-9447, lwvdc@chorus.net

Promotes an inclusive, informed, active citizenry through nonpartisan voter education.

MADISON INFOSHOP

426 W. Gilman St., Madison

www.madinfoshop.wordpress.com

262-9036, madisoninfoshop@gmail.com

A volunteer-run resource center available to the Madison and UW community, offering a range of resources including, but not limited to, books, magazines, videos and topic files from an activist perspective.

PROGRESSIVE DANE

122 State St., Madison

www.prodane.org

433-2822, office@prodane.org

Affiliated with the Independent Progressive Politics Network.

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF DANE COUNTY

437 S. Yellowstone Drive, Madison

www.danegop.org

709-0478, hq@dawnegop.org

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF WISCONSIN

148 E. Johnson St., Madison

www.wisgop.org

257-4765

WISCONSIN GREEN PARTY

P.O. Box 1701, Madison

wigp.nationbuilder.com

204-7336, mail@wisconsingreenparty.org

PROFESSIONAL GROUPS

AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION

Madison, P.O. Box 5663, Madison

www.aafmadison.org

206-4801, info@aafmadison.org

Provides education, information and networking for people in the advertising industry.

DANE COUNTY ADMINISTRATORS OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES

P.O. Box 727, Madison

www.dcavs.org

287-3985, jstarr@madisonchildrensmuseum.org

Unites volunteer administrators and volunteers for networking, training and advocacy.

MADISON AREA CONNECTORS

2980 Arapahoe Drive, Madison

www.madisonareaconnectors.com

info@madisonareaconnectors.com

A membership-based organization made up of area industry professionals. The purpose of MAC is to build a close-knit community through philanthropic efforts, professional growth and personal relationships.

MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL (MCA-I)

P.O. Box 5135, Madison

www.mcaimadison.org

836-0722

Provides information, networking and education for those in the film and video industry.

NARI OF MADISON

5944 Seminole Centre Court, Suite 110, Fitchburg

www.remodelingmadison.org

222-0670, nari@narimadison.org

Area association of the remodeling industry.

SOCIAL MEDIA BREAKFAST MADISON

www.smbmad.org

smbmad@gmail.com

Nonprofit, volunteer-run organization with a focus on social media.

SCOUTS/4-H

4-H IN DANE COUNTY

1 Fen Oak Court, Suite 138, Madison

fyi.uwex.edu/dane4hyouth

224-3700

Teaching young people leadership, citizenship and life skills.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, GLACIER’S EDGE COUNCIL

5846 Manufacturers Drive, Madison

www.glaciersedge.org

273-1005

GIRL SCOUTS, BADGERLAND COUNCIL

2710 Ski Lane, Madison

gsbadgerland.org

276-8500

SERVICE

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA, KAPPA PSI OMEGA CHAPTER

P.O. Box 44301, Madison

www.kappa-psi-omega-chapter-alpha-kappa-alpha-sorority.com

AKAKappaPsiOmega@gmail.com

Committed to serving the African-American community.

ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL, INC. OF MADISON

2 Science Court, P.O. Box 5010, Madison

go.madison.com/altrusa

232-1763, tlinfield@madisoncommunityfoundation.org

Service organization of professional and executive women.

CHURCH WOMEN UNITED, MADISON

725 Gilmore St., Madison

churchwomenunited-madison.net

663-8450

A nationwide ecumenical women’s movement to promote world peace and justice.

COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

www.cgaux9wr.com

877-875-6296

Teaches boating skills, conducts vessel safety checks, serves on safety patrols. Meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday in January, March, May, July, September and November at Waunakee Area EMS, 201 N. Klein Drive.

DOWNTOWN MADISON OPTIMIST CLUB

www.optimist.org/ClubDetail.cfm?club=09095

Organization geared toward raising money for children’s projects. Meets Mondays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Coliseum Bar & Grill in Madison, 232 E. Olin Drive.

EXCHANGE CLUB OF SUN PRAIRIE

P.O. Box 341, Sun Prairie

go.madison.com/ecsp

217-6789, spexchangeclub@gmail.com

Committed to strengthening the community it serves with core values of family, community and country. Meets on the first and third Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. from September to May at the Watertower Chop House, 109 W Main St., Sun Prairie.

FRIENDSHIP FORCE OF WISCONSIN

5809 Julia St., Madison

www.ffwis.org

233-9351, ffofwi@charter.net

An international exchange group.

JAYCEES — MADISON METRO

go.madison.com/mmj

Men and women between the ages of 18 and 40 engaged in community service.

JAYCEES – MIDDLETON

P.O. Box 620154, Middleton

www.middletonjaycees.org

tom.tk.krueger@middletonjaycees.org

Men and women between the ages of 18 and 40 engaged in community service.

KIWANIS CLUB – MADISON

238-5656

KIWANIS CLUB — MADISON DOWNTOWN

5 E. Wilson St., Madison

madisonkiwanis.org

MadisonDowntownKiwanis@gmail.com

Club dedicated to personal involvement and financial support of community needs. Meets most Mondays at 12:10 p.m. following a buffet lunch at the Madison Club.

KIWANIS CLUB — MADISON EAST

1745 Parkside Drive, Madison

madisoneastkiwanis.org

Dedicated to serving youth and the elderly. Meets Wednesdays at noon at UNO Pizzeria & Grill, 3010 Crossroads Drive, Madison.

KIWANIS CLUB — MADISON WEST

326 S. Segoe Road, Madison

www.madisonwestkiwanis.com

Volunteer club dedicated to service projects for children and the community at large. Meets Fridays from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church.

KIWANIS CLUB — MIDDLETON

business.middletonchamber.com/list/member/kiwanis-club-of-middleton-313

824-7312

Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Sofra Family Bistro, 7457 Elmwood Ave, Middleton.

KIWANIS CLUB – VERONA

108 E. Verona Ave., Verona

veronakiwanis.org

212-9195

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 531

5137 Verona Road, Madison

www.kofcmadison531.org

274-2557

Meetings on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

LIONESS CLUB MADISON-MONONA

madisonmononalioness.wix.com/mmlc

212-6949, mlioness@charter.net

Meets the first Monday of the month from September to June at 6:30 p.m. at Tully’s II, 6401 Monona Drive.

LIONS CLUB — UW-MADISON CHAPTER

www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/uwmadisonc

lionsclub.uw@gmail.com

Meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

LIONS CLUB MADISON CENTRAL

www.madisoncentrallions.org

info@madisoncentrallions.org

The club hosts luncheon meetings on the first and third Tuesdays, from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Coliseum Bar, 232 E. Olin Ave.

LIONS CLUB MADISON WEST

e-clubhouse.org/sites/madisonwest

MadisonWestLions@gmail.com

The club, open to men and women, meets the second Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Hy-Vee supermarket, 675 S. Whitney Way, in the second-floor meeting room.

MADISON MASONIC CENTER

301 Wisconsin Ave., Madison

madisonmasoniccenter.org

256-5734

Worldwide fraternal groups teaching universal brotherhood, moral improvement and freedom of thought. Hosts meetings for 10 local groups.

MIDDLETON OPTIMISTS

P.O. Box 628194, Middleton

www.middletonoptimists.org

Membership@middletonoptimists.org

A group of men and women unified by the goal of making Middleton a better place for the youth of this community. The club meets the second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7 a.m. at Sofra Family Bistro, 7457 Elmwood Ave., Middleton.

MONONA GROVE BUSINESS MEN’S ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 6731, Monona

mgbma.org

Meetings held the first Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Tully’s II, 6401 Monona Drive, Monona, during January, February, March, April, May, October, and November.

PHILOPTOCHOS SOCIETY

11 N. Seventh St., Madison

244-1001

Ladies auxiliary of the Greek Orthodox Church.

ROTARY CLUB — MADISON BREAKFAST

P.O. Box 5524, Madison

portal.clubrunner.ca/6721

mbrotary6250@gmail.com

Meets every Monday (except the fifth Monday of the month) at 7:30 a.m. at Vitense Golfland, 5501 Schroeder Road.

ROTARY CLUB — MADISON DOWNTOWN

22 N. Carroll St., Suite 202, Madison

www.rotarymadison.org

255-9164, rotaryoffice@rotarymadison.org

Meets every Wednesday, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:25 p.m., most often at Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St.

ROTARY CLUB — MADISON EAST/MONONA

www.facebook.com/MadisonEastMononaRotary

807-8616

Meets every Tuesday at noon at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 3841 E. Washington Ave., Madison.

ROTARY CLUB — MADISON HORIZONS

www.madisonhorizonsrotary.org

Meets every Tuesday from 12:10 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. at The Radisson Hotel Madison, 517 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison.

SERVICE ROTARY CLUB — MADISON SOUTH

portal.clubrunner.ca/7391

Meets Mondays at 12:15 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison.

ROTARY CLUB — MADISON WEST

P.O. Box 5164, Madison

www.madisonwestrotary.org

831-2112, RotaryClubofMadisonWest@yahoo.com

Meets Fridays at 12:15 p.m. at Blackhawk Country Club, 3606 Blackhawk Drive, Madison

ROTARY CLUB — WEST TOWNE/MIDDLETON

P.O. Box 620312, Middleton

www.mwt-mrotaryclub.org

Meets Fridays at 12:12 p.m. at Zor Shrine Temple, 575 Zor Shrine Place, Madison.

SAUK TRAILS-MADISON OPTIMIST CLUB

www.sauktrailsmadisonoptimist.org

Group meets at 5 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Park Bank, 8001 Excelsior Drive.

THE LINKS INC., MADISON METRO CHAPTER

P.O. Box 7353, Madison

www.madisonlinks.wordpress.com

madisonlinksinc@gmail.com

Nonprofit organization for professional women of color. Sponsors annual Community Recognition Luncheon fundraiser, providing scholarships to college-bound students. Primary programs geared toward services to youth include leadership conference for girls and African-American Student Recognition Program.

TOP LADIES OF DISTINCTION

P.O. Box 5092, Madison

249-9799

Active on issues regarding women, seniors and beautification. Sponsors Top Teens of America.

WISCONSIN STATE COUNCIL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

4297 W. Beltline Highway, Madison

go.madison.com/wsckc

274-5750

ZONTA

P.O. Box 14603, Madison

www.zontamadison.org

Service organization promoting women’s economic health. Also works to strengthen women’s educational, political and social status.

SISTER CITY GROUPS

MADISON ARCATAO SISTER CITY PROJECT

P.O. Box 132, Madison

www.facebook.com/madisonarcatao

556-0717

Supports development projects in Arcatao and rural El Salvador. Also promotes cultural exchanges and peace and justice across borders.

MADISON-AINARO SISTER CITY ALLIANCE

213 N. Fifth St., Madison

www.aideasttimor.org

241-2473, madison@etan.org

Actively supports movement toward a vital, inclusive, egalitarian society in both East Timor and the U.S.

MADISON-CAMAGUEY SISTER CITY PROJECT

1217 Seminole Highway, Madison

www.madisoncamaguey.org

215-6828, jonfelixheinrich@hotmail.com

A sister city program between Madison and Camaguey, Cuba.

MADISON-FREIBURG SISTER CITY ORGANIZATION

555 Tally Ho Lane, Madison

www.madisonfreiburg.org, m.vons@gmail.com

Open to all who want to encourage and support exchanges between the two cities.

MADISON-MANTOVA SISTER CITY COMMITTEE

4809 Eldorado Lane, Madison

222-0747, falfano@charter.net

A sister city program between Madison and Mantova, Italy.

MADISON-VILNIUS SISTER CITY

P.O. Box 258158, Madison

www.madisonvilnius.org

info@madisonvilnius.org

Promotes Lithuanian cultural ideas and exchanges.

SPORTS

MADISON AREA RETIREE GOLFER ASSOCIATION

6321 Merritt Ridge, Madison

www.margagolf.com

226-0676

Men’s league offering four morning leagues at four Madison city golf courses (Glenway, Monona, Odana Hills and Yahara Hills).

MADISON SPORTS HALL OF FAME CLUB

711 Jenifer St., Madison

madisonsportshalloffame.org

Provides recognition for outstanding performances by area athletes. Club meets every Tuesday at the Madison Elks Club for lunch and to hear guest speakers. Public is welcome. The club inducts members into its Hall of Fame at a dinner each June. Hall of Fame plaques are displayed in Monona Terrace’s Hall of Fame Room.

VETERANS

AMERICAN LEGION POST 501 AND AUXILIARY UNIT 501

105 Dempsey Road, Madison

www.madisonlegionpost501.org

244-7716

Serves veterans and their families, and leads community projects.

DANE COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE

City-County Building, Room 108, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison

www.danevets.com

266-4158

Assists eligible veterans and their dependents in obtaining benefits.

MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, SOUTHERN WISCONSIN CHAPTER

1170 Crossing Ridge Trail, Sun Prairie

www.moaa.org/chapter/southernwisconsin

837-9763

Serves the needs of commissioned officers from any military branch of service.

VFW POST 1318

133 E. Lakeside St., Madison

myvfw.org/wi/post1318

255-5955

Serves male and female veterans and their families.

VFW POST 1318 LADIES AUXILIARY

255-5955

Offers assistance to veterans and their families.

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