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Welcome to our Common Ground meetup page! This is where you can find all of our events and happenings. Common Ground Middleton is a cafe/restaurant and community event space that focuses on delicious local food & drink, environmental consciousness, and community events that focus on ways to bring people together, ranging from art to book clubs, live music, improv comedy, children & family events and more! For more information, you can check out our website and make sure to follow us on facebook!



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Durango's Roadhouse Radio Show

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Join us for Durango’s Roadhouse every Saturday night on our main dining room stage for live music and entertainment from 7-10pm featuring Durango McMurphy as musician and host, along with a weekly special guest musician/band! If you can’t make it out in person, make sure to tune into 102.9FM WMUU from 7-9pm to hear the show LIVE!

Winter Festival of Poetry 2019: Poet of the Dance

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Common Ground is honored to be hosting the 2019 Winter Festival of Poetry, an annual 8 week poetry series brought to you by The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets! The 2019 theme is "Poet of the Dance." Each week there will be a series of poets sharing their work beginning at 2pm in the main dining room of Common Ground. This event is free to attend. Bakery, cafe and bar drinks will be available for purchase from Common Ground (brunch available 8am-2pm before the readings) Please no outside food & drink. Schedule of Presenters: Jan 20: Tango vs. Time Warp Ron Czerwien, Jody Curley, Donna Carnes, Kistrian Iliev, Daniel Hanson, Lynn Patrick Smith Jan 27: Jitterbug vs. Flamenco Richard Roe, Karen Ostrov, Tony Gardner, Fabu, Kimberly Blanchette, Tom Montag, Richard Swanson Feb 3: Limbo vs. Bunny Hop Tim Walsh, Sarah Sadie, Patricia Freres, Guy Thorvaldsen, Gene Gilbert, F. J. Bergmann Feb 10: Polka vs. Macarena Paul Creswell, June Paul, Jacqueline Martindale, Christopher J. Greggs, Margaret Benbow, Claude Clayton Smith, Cristina Norcross Feb 17: Waltz vs. Moon Walk Gay Davidson-Zielske, Mark Kraushaar, Martha Kaplan, Lewis Bosworth, Nydia Rojas, Bill Rodriguez, Antonio Re Feb 24: Square Dance vs. Chicken Dance Jeri McCormick, Fran Wiedenhoeft, Dominic Holt, Linda Voit, J. Zachary Rothstein, Marilyn Taylor, Dave Scheler Mar 3: Twist vs. Foxtrot Ed Werstein, Sylvia Cavanaugh, Sharon Rook Daly, Anupama Battacharya, Nathan Reid, Joe Lutz, Brenda Lempp Mar 10: Can-Can vs. Texas Two-Step Sara Parrell, Cindy Crebbin, Dave Benson, Russel Gardner, Janelle Clausen, Jackie Langetieg, Jeanie & Steve Tomasko For more info on the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, go to: www.wfop.org and follow them on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/wfopoets/

MotherTrees - Mom's Discussion & Kid's Playgroup

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We understand that being a mom isn't always easy, but having a community around you can make the journey easier. Our free, in-person MotherTrees group meets weekly, offering a safe, welcoming space for moms to come together to encourage and support one another. Meet moms who have been where you are and moms who are right there with you. We will be meeting in the small, private meeting room upstairs at Common Ground. *Babies & toddlers are welcome at our Monday group. No childcare provided, but plenty of toys available for little ones to enjoy!* Food & drink available for purchase on the main level (full cafe/coffee menu, smoothies, tea, bakery, breakfast menu, etc) Please no outside food or drink, aside from baby food of course :) More about Madison Area Parent Support: https://www.madisonareaparentsupport.org View Common Ground menus here: https://commongroundmiddleton.blog/food-drink/

Monday Night Bluegrass Jam- Weekly Event

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Join us for an amazing Bluegrass Jam every Monday night 6:30-10pm! Our dinner & appetizer menu will be available til 9pm, and then dessert, bar and cafe items from 9 til close! Common Ground has a variety of tap & bottled beers, wine, mixed drinks & more. If you are a bluegrass musician and would like to join in the fun, make sure to bring your instrument and sign up for a time slot to play with the group!

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Open Mic!

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