• Impromptu Walk TODAY at Owen Park

    Owen Conservation Park

    The weather’s gorgeous today, so I decided to go for a walk in Owen Park after work. I’m happy to go alone, but figured I’d post an event in case someone wants to join me. I’ve been meaning to explore this park for awhile now, so just a heads up that I’m not really familiar with the trails but have a map printed to bring. Let’s meet promptly at 5pm in the parking lot accessible from Old Sauk Rd. I drive a grey Nissan Sentra. We’ll wait no more than 5 minutes, then start the walk. According to the website, there’s only 3 miles of trails, so an hour should be sufficient.

  • RESCHEDULED 🍎 U-Pick Apples 🍏 & ??? at Sutter's Ridge (PLEASE READ DETAILS)

    This a RESCHEDULE of the event on 9/21/19, which was canceled due to weather. I will need to leave this event promptly at 2:30pm to get to another event on time. I am not planning to pick pumpkins (or go to the pumpkin patch unless there's extra time), but anyone interested can go do that in a separate group. Sutter's Ridge in Mount Horeb has lots of U-Pick items, so let's go pick some apples and who knows what else! There is no orchard admission at Sutter's, but you must pay for the fruit you pick. They accept CASH & CHECKS ONLY, and DO NOT accept credit cards. There is a ATM available in the apple cabin (which also serves apple cider & other treats), but please note it has a $2.50 service fee. Containers are provided for U-pick. Water/drink and light snacks are allowed. I will post a meeting location and what I'm wearing the day of the event. Please try to be on time, as it might be harder to find the group once we start moving. We may also break into smaller groups if needed. I will try to post updates periodically as to where the group is; however, it’s sometimes difficult to get a phone signal at these events, and organizers like to enjoy their event as well without needing to be check their phone every few minutes. It is in your best interest to be on time. In the case of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled; if this happens, I will try to reschedule, likely on October 5th (if I don't go camping) or October 12th. U-Pick: Apples - $1.15/lb; see orchard link below for when certain varieties are available Grapes - $1.00/lb Aronia - $2.00/pint Raspberries - $4.00/pint Pumpkins - $0.35/pound with a maximum price of $8.50/pumpkin $2.00 hayride to pumpkin patch (not required, you can also walk there) Sutter's Ridge Home Page: https://www.suttersridge.com/plan-your-trip.html Apple Orchard: https://www.suttersridge.com/Apples.html U-Pick: https://www.suttersridge.com/U-pick.html FAQs: https://www.suttersridge.com/faq1.html

  • Steep and Brood: Spoken Word Open Mic

    Location visible to members

    Hi everyone, we are keeping this going as a monthly series! This open mic is all about spoken word. We've had poets, comedians, storytellers, and rants and it continues to be an amazing experience. Open mics are a great opportunity to take in the local creative culture. Come join us and listen to fellow Madisonians share their work. You are welcome to share your own as well! Performers: Sign ups begin at 730 if you would like to read some work.

  • Clothing Swap in Stoughton

    SCAA parking lot

    Bring a few gently used clothing items and swap for different pieces! Trade out items you aren't using anymore and refresh your closet. Bring in your items (5-10 suggested), and place on a table. Then, you may take that many items from other tables. There is no charge to attend. This event aims to share as a community and switch it up while being kind to the earth and your wallet. Tops, bottoms, dresses, shoes, purses, and scarves are welcome! Both men's and women's clothing. Items must be in good shape, gently used current clothing with no stains or tears. This event is open to the broader community and is taking place in the parking lot of the Second Chance Animal Advocate (SCAA) store. This is a non-profit organization that helps pets and pet owners in the area. Any leftovers at the end of the event will be donated to SCAA. Feel free to stop in their thrift store after the event to support them. The event is free to attend. Alexis is the primary host for this event. I, Andrea, may not actually attend because this is my daughter's birthday.

  • GLEAM: Art in a New Light at Olbrich Botanical Gardens ($15)

    Olbrich Botanical Gardens

    GLEAM, Art in a New Light, is an annual exhibit featuring local, national and international artists creating light-based installations throughout Olbrich's 16-acre outdoor gardens and the tropical Bolz Conservatory. Visitors wind their way through dimly lit pathways, encountering strange and surprising forms that pulse and shimmer in the night around every corner. Experience the Gardens after dark in a whole new light! This was a super cool event Nancy hosted last year, and I'd like to check it out again. We'll meet at 6:30 when the event starts. We'll wait about 15 minutes for people to arrive, then start exploring. I will post what I'm wearing on the day of the event. Cost is $15 for regular price or $11 if you are a member, paid at the door. Cash bar will be available, so bring your ID and cash if you're interested in purchasing. I will post what I am wearing and my location so you can find me when I arrive on the day. http://www.olbrich.org/gleam.cfm

  • Saturday🍳 Morning🥓 Brunch🥞 @Heritage Tavern

    Heritage Tavern

    Weekend Brunches continue to be popular, so this time let's try Heritage Tavern. Come join me for some delicious food and great company/conversation. No plus ones. Respect the RSVP list (there is an attendee limit) and waitlist. Please be considerate and do not no-show or last minute cancel, as we have a reservation and it isn't fair to people on the waitlist who also want to attend (or to the restaurant). If you no-show or change your RSVP less than 2 hours before the event, you will automatically be removed from any future events I host with an attendance limit or waitlist. Note that the restaurant indicated they will provide us with separate checks; I'm not sure, but a gratuity may be added due to the large group size. Here’s a link to Heritage Tavern's brunch menu: https://heritagetavern.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Brunch-11.15.14_Food.pdf

  • Screamin' Acres Haunted Houses ($25 - READ EVENT DESCRIPTION)

    Screamin Acres Haunted Houses

    Let's have fun getting scared at Screamin' Acres in Stoughton! One of our group regulars works there, and another regular member thought it would be fun to go. So we're doing it! Screamin Acres has 4 attractions, with over 22,000 square feet of haunted attraction and an additional 3-acre cornfield that is also a part of the experience. Tickets are $25 and include all 4 attractions, but must be purchased in advance online (link below). Roughly 80% of Screamin Acres is indoors. Boots are recommended. Dress in layers appropriate to the outdoor temperature. Hit an actor, go to jail. We won’t touch you, so don’t touch us. Screamin Acres takes safety very seriously. I will post updates for where to meet, etc. closer to or on the date of the event. Carpooling can be arranged directly between attendees. Please note that you must be on time in order to participate with the group. For tickets and more info (PLEASE JUST READ THIS PAGE BEFORE YOU BUY TICKETS OR ATTEND): http://screaminacres.com/tickets.php PLEASE NOTE: 1. The Like Minded group strives to offer a warm, casual, & inviting platform, open to everyone, to meet other people & share experiences/activities together in a friendly atmosphere without judgement. It should go without saying, but everyone is expected to be respectful to others attending this event. 2. You are at your own free will to deal with other members regarding rides & carpooling.

  • 🍁 Fall Fun 🎃 at Enchanted Valley Acres ($11 GA)

    Enchanted Valley Acres

    Let's have fun at Enchanted Valley Acres in Cross Plains! I've never been here, but another group is going on a date that I have another commitment, and it looks like fun, so I decided to host this event as well. I'll post meeting location & what I'm wearing the day of the event. Please try to be on time, as it might be harder to find the group once we start moving. We may also break into smaller groups if needed. I will try to post updates periodically as to where the group is; however, it’s sometimes difficult to get a phone signal at these events, and organizers like to enjoy their event as well without needing to be check their phone every few minutes. It is in your best interest to be on time. Memories are made at Enchanted Valley Acres! Join us for the Fall 2019 season and wander through the corn mazes together after enjoying the fall colors on a wagon ride around the valley, say hi to the goats, race one another in the human hamster wheels, and don't forget to race your kids on the trikes since there are adult trikes too! Go magnetic fishing or rubbery ducky racing. Don't forget to ride the famous Giant Slides - each slide is OVER 200 feet long and are side by side making it extra fun to race one another, if you wish. After all that fun with those activities and many more, stop by the food concessions trailer to grab some yummy food. You can enjoy your food from the large deck off the 1937 red barn overlooking the valley and activities! Before leaving, feel free to purchase beautiful pumpkins, gourds, squash, honey from the farm bees, and much more! Don't miss out on making long lasting memories since the fall season is over before you know it! Website with more information: http://www.enchantedvalleyacres.com/ PLEASE NOTE: 1. The Like Minded group strives to offer a warm, casual, & inviting platform, open to everyone, to meet other people & share experiences/activities together in a friendly atmosphere without judgment. It should go without saying, but everyone is expected to be respectful to others attending this event. 2. You are at your own free will to deal with other members regarding rides & carpooling.

  • Picnic Point Bonfire & Potluck - PLEASE READ

    Jamie N LaMantia

    Cool, crisp, fall weather is the best time for a bonfire! Let's have one at fire ring #6 at Picnic Point. This is the last fire ring at the tip of the point. The distance from the entrance of Picnic Point to fire circle #6 is approximately 0.75 mi; it’s about a 15 min walk. What to bring: - A plate, silverware, cup for yourself - to limit waste, THESE WILL NOT BE PROVIDED. - A dish you can share or something to cook over the fire (bringing a bag of chips or a package of cookies will not be considered a dish). Post it on the comments so we don't end up with 20 of the same thing. - Beverages are also needed, though please be aware that ALCOHOL IS NOT ALLOWED. Everyone should at least bring a beverage for yourself. - A flashlight for yourself is likely a good idea for following the path after dark. I also need volunteers to bring: - Equipment for roasting s'mores and cooking food over the fire - Volunteers to start the fire and keep it burning Map of Picnic Point with fire circles: https://lakeshorepreserve.wisc.edu/reserve-a-fire-circle/ Visitor Etiquette: https://lakeshorepreserve.wisc.edu/visitor-etiquette/ PLEASE READ THIS LIST OF RULES THAT WAS INCLUDED IN MY CONFIRMATION EMAIL: * Fires must be in the designated metal fire ring * Fires must be extinguished by 10PM, when the Preserve closes. Please take the time to completely put out your campfire. * Do NOT bring firewood into the Preserve; it will be provided for you. Wood may harbor destructive insects and diseases. Please be conservative with wood use and do not collect wood from the preserve to burn. * The use of charcoal or charcoal grills is NOT allowed. * Vehicles may not be used to transport people or supplies to fire circles. The main Picnic Point path is wheelchair accessible. * Please respect the needs of other fire circle users; be conservative in use of firewood and keep noise to a minimum. * The use of tent or canopy stakes or anything that disturbs the ground is NOT allowed because of the need to protect the archeological integrity of the sites. * Practice "Carry in, Carry out". Carry out your trash for proper disposal to discourage raccoons and minimize litter in the Preserve. * Catered events are NOT allowed. * Amplified sound is NOT allowed; please respect the quiet ambience appreciated by other users. * Protect the Preserve's natural resources. Please stay on marked trails. Collecting animals, plants, wood, stone, or earth is NOT allowed. * Keep dogs on leash. Please pick up waste. * Alcohol is ONLY allowed for university-sponsored events with an approved permit. WE ARE NOT UNIVERSITY SPONSORED.

  • 🧟‍♀️Zompocalypse🧟‍♂️ at Treinen Farm ($13 per person)

    Treinen Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

    Experience an evening dedicated to all things zombie. Come in zombie attire, and relish the simple pleasures of shambling, moaning, and terrifying survivors. Or come as a battle-weary human survivor, and endure zombie-appropriate dance music, zombie-themed entertainment, food, bonfires, and losing yourself in a zombie-infested cornfield. Hordes of zombies and survivors visit the Treinen Farm Zompocalypse every year to scare and be scared. You’ve been warned. I will post what I'm wearing the night of event. We'll meet somewhere need the entrance. We'll wait from 7:30-7:45 for people to arrive, but then we'll head in. YOU MUST BE ON TIME FOR THIS EVENT, so please plan ahead. If we have a very large group, we may decide to split up into smaller groups. About Zompocalypse, including FAQs: http://treinenfarm.com/zompocalypse/ The page at the above link also includes a link for purchasing tickets on eventbrite, but tickets are not yet available for this year. I'll post an update once the 2019 tickets become available. Treinen Farms info: http://treinenfarm.com/plan-your-visit/ PLEASE NOTE: 1. The Like Minded group strives to offer a warm, casual, & inviting platform, open to everyone, to meet other people & share experiences/activities together in a friendly atmosphere without judgment. It should go without saying, but everyone is expected to be respectful to others attending this event. 2. You are at your own free will to deal with other members regarding rides & carpooling.