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Neighborhood News is a weekly round-up of some of the news and events happening in Madison’s neighborhoods.

‘Hidden Voices’

Join three Madison-area African-American writers — poet Fabu, novelist Sherry Lucille and playwright and novelist Catrina Sparkman — as they discuss their poetry and prose in relation to the work of three African-American literary giants who also lived and worked in the Madison area during the 20th century: novelist Jean Toomer, playwright Lorraine Hansberry and poet Sarah Webster Fabio. A multimedia presentation, “Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin,” about the work and lives of these literary artists and their interpretations of race in Wisconsin, will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hawthorne Library, 2707 E. Washington Ave. Information:; 246-4548.

Trinity Irish Dancers

The Trinity Irish Dancers kick off Lakeside Kids at Monona Terrace on Wednesday. The dancers will bring their energy and passion for Irish dance and culture to the Terrace Rooftop from 10 to 11 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, outdoor programs will be moved inside. Please call 261-4000 after 8:30 a.m. the day of the event for program location. Information:

Labyrinth walks

Welcome the new season with Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walks from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Madison Christian Community, 7118 Old Sauk Road. Both the outdoor and indoor labyrinths will be open. Weather permitting, there will be a fire in the center of the outdoor labyrinth. Donation of $5 appreciated. For information, call the Madison Christian Community at 836-1455 or visit

Dinner and Swim

Enjoy a swim at the Goodman Pool with the opportunity to purchase dinner from a variety of local food trucks at Madison Parks’ Dinner and a Swim. Admission to the pool at 325 W. Olin Ave. is free from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Food carts scheduled to attend include Pots-N-Tots, Jakarta Food Truck, Melted Craft Grilled Cheese and The Looking Glass Bakery. Information:

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