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



Healthy diet presentation

Join Dr. Ruddy, of Group Health Cooperative, to learn how to safely and effectively use a healthy diet and natural medicine to improve sleep and increase energy levels. Ruddy will speak at a free program from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Monona Terrace. Ruddy is a national board-certified naturopathic doctor. He believes that self-empowerment is key in ensuring the best possible health outcome in each individual. Information: www.mononaterrace.com.

Learn to stargaze

Join Madison Parks and UW Space Place for a free introductory workshop on stargazing. The workshop will take place from 8 to 9 p.m. Monday at Elvehjem Park, 1202 Painted Post Drive. UW Space Place will lead the program with a 20- to 30-minute talk about astronomy, followed by telescopes to try out and view astronomical wonders, if the sky is clear. All ages welcome. Advanced registration is required and available online at www.cityofmadison.com/parks.

Labyrinth walks

Julie Swanson and Carolyn Micek will host a labyrinth walk at Wingra School, 718 Gilmore St., from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Arrive early if you would like to watch the construction of the labyrinth, made out of rope. Meet behind the school on the playgroupnd. This event is free and all ages are welcome. Donations accepted and will be gifted to Wingra School to support the school’s work. Walk will take place in the rain, unless there is lightning or the rain is torrential. For more information, email Julie at jwanson05@yahoo.com. In addition, Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 401 S. Owen Drive, will offer an introductory program and walk from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. For information, call 608-231-4600.

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