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Madison Farmer’s Market
Capitol Square, 6AM – 2PM, rain or shine, no pets, The largest producer-only farmers’ market in the country. All items are produced locally by the vendor behind the table. No resale allowed!
March for Babies
Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison
Join the annual walk to benefit March of Dimes. Raise pledges, coordinate a group, or simply participate as an individual. Online registration available, or day of race 8:30 registration, 9:30 start time. Pledge information and registration at www.marchforbabies.org or call (608) 243-7764.
Henry Vilas Zoo
IF YOU GO: To protect animals, the zoo does not provide straws (or lids) when purchasing beverages. You may want to bring your own cup that fits in the stroller cup holders, and transfer a beverage you might purchase while there (and sippy cups for the kids, of course.) Bring a blanket or beach towel for diaper changing or snack time.
Build a Gift For Mom! The Home Depot Stores
Drop-in 9am to Noon the 1st Saturday every month for a FREE “how-to” clinic for kids (recommended ages 5 to 12).Real woodworking projects are often themed around Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, July 4th, etc. The workshops are intended to encourage one-on-one time with adults and children, teach tool safety, and give children the sense of accomplishment. They’ll be proud of their kid-sized “official” orange apron and achievement pin they take home with their project. www.homedepot.com
The McKay Center.
This is the PERFECT time of year to visit and see all the different kinds of lilacs that are in bloom! Have a smelling contest. See if the different colors smell the same. How many colors can you find. Sit on a bench and read a few books. It’s a great place for a family visit!