Upcoming WORT in the Community Events
March 11, 2014
March 15, 2014
MADISON, WIS., March 5, 2014– Madison Gay Hockey Association (MGHA), an adult developmental ice hockey league for people of all sexualities and gender identifications, is hosting an open skate fundraiser.
Blades Against AIDS will be held Saturday March 15th, 2014 from 5pm-7pm at the Hartmeyer Ice Arena located at 1834 Commercial Avenue in Madison. The goal of this event is to raise HIV awareness and its effects on the LGBTQ community. Proceeds from this event will benefit the AIDS Network.
“The 6th Annual Blades Against AIDS fundraiser is the place to be on March 15th and is a great fundraiser for the AIDS Network.” said David Hafner, Blades Against AIDS Chairperson for MGHA.
Blades Against AIDS is open to the public. Admission is $5 for ages 11- 17, $10 for ages 18 and up, children under 10 years of age are free. Admission includes food, drinks, skate rentals, and on ice performances. There will be raffle prizes, games, and more at this event.
For more information about attending or making a donation to Blades Against AIDS, contact David Hafner at 608-620-5233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 19, 2014
Free Lecture from noted Zen instructor and psychotherapist Flint Sparks who is in Madison to teach mindfulness to mental health professionals at a UW Continuing Studies seminar. This public presentation focuses more on how the mix of Zen practice and psychology can eliminate unnecessary suffering and lead to a life filled with kindness and generosity. Dr. Sparks was a speaker at Ted TalksX in Austin and leads retreats around the US, including frequently in Madison.
April 2, 2014
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The public is invited to a very exciting free event focused on helping people of all ages live life to the fullest. This event is sponsored by:
• The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Madison College
• WisTech Assistive Technology
• The Wisconsin Rehabilitation Association.
Individuals with disabilities, healthcare workers, caregivers, and students will be especially interested in presentations, adaptive equipment and services that can make life easier despite health challenges.
Free presentations on Yoga, Therapeutic Gardening and Assistive Technology will encompass a holistic approach to wellness.
Come meet with vendors from various community agencies to discuss resources that can help to promote the highest quality of life
Free CarFit assessments are available from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. CarFit helps drivers and their vehicles work safely together. The 12 point assessment takes only 20 minutes and can improve the fit of the seat, seat belt, steering wheel and mirrors to maximize driver safety. Appointments for CarFit are appreciated. Call 608 258-2313 or email email@example.com for appointments.
FREE Continuing Education Credit available for many health care providers
For more information contact Darcie Olson or Deb McKernan-Ace at 608 258-2313, firstname.lastname@example.org
April 14, 2014
April 27, 2014
PurpleStride Madison is a family-friendly 5K run and 2-mile walk around the picturesque Warner Park. It is an event that unites the community by raising awareness and support for the fight against pancreatic cancer. The run/walk will take participants on a journey filled with hope and inspiration starting and ending at the Duck Pond. There will be children’s activities, entertainment, refreshments and more. There is something for everyone. PurpleStride Madison is sponsored in part by First Weber Group.
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June 24, 2014
DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services) will be hosting its seventh annual Celebrate Independence! Luncheon on June 24, 2014. This luncheon is an awareness event to benefit domestic violence survivors as well as the community. This year’s speaker is Dr. Jill Murray, the nation’s leading expert on the subject of teen dating violence. Abusive dating relationships are occurring at an epidemic rate with far-reaching implications for further violence both in personal relationships and in society at large. Dr. Murray has appeared on more than 350 television shows – including Oprah, 20/20, and Good Morning America. She has also authored the best-selling books: But I Love Him, Destructive Relationships, and But He Never Hit Me.
For more information on how to become an event sponsor or a Table Captain, please visit http://abuseintervention.org/celebrate-independence/