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Try powerful telescopes, see the stars at free star-gazing workshop

Try powerful telescopes, see the stars at free star-gazing workshop

A free event at an east Madison park next week will offer information on star gazing.

The city of Madison said a Learn to Star Gaze workshop will be held at Reindahl Park from 7-8 p.m. Monday.

The workshop will be led by a UW Space Place specialist and will give all participants the chance to search the skies using powerful telescopes.

 

Madison Mallards will host Great Dane Easter Egg Hunt at the 'Duck Pond" this weekend

Madison Mallards will host Great Dane Easter Egg Hunt at the 'Duck Pond" this weekend

The Madison Mallards will host the free Great Dane Easter Egg Hunt at the "Duck Pond" April 4, according to a Mallards release.

Gates open at 9 a.m., and the hunt begins at 9:30 a.m. in the outfield grass. Kids of all age are welcome.

The hunt will be divided into the the three age groups 4 and under; 5 and 6; and 7 and above. Kids can bring their own egg collecting baskets, and the Great Dane will provide age appropriate gift bags

Large consignment sale offers children's, maternity items

Bargain hunters will find a variety of used maternity and children's clothes for sale at a consignment event at the Alliant Energy Center this weekend.

The Just Between Friends sale, which opens at 9 a.m.,began Friday and will continue through Sunday.

Items including clothes, books, toys, strollers, puzzles, games, shoes, nursing pillows, Diaper Genies, maternity wear and more can be found at the JBF sale.

Find more information online at danecounty.jbfsale.com.

High school players tip off versus officers to 'Play it Forward' Saturday

High school players tip off versus officers to 'Play it Forward' Saturday

A special fundraising event Saturday will have Madison police officers and area high school basketball players face off at West High School, the police department said Wednesday. 

Madison police said the Play it Forward game will raise money for the upcoming Black Student Union spring break college tour to the Washington, D.C. area. Tip off is at 1 p.m. at the West High School basketball court. 

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and will be available at the door or online

Basketball players from Memorial, West and LaFollette varsity teams will play against the PD team of 15 officers. 

 

Moonlight Movie Series to premiere in late February with "Frozen"

The Madison Parks Moonlight Movie Series will start Feb. 27 with a showing of the movie "Frozen."

Residents are encouraged to bring their families and blankets to Tenney Park for the movie showing at 6 p.m.

The movie showings will continue with other family-friendly classics, like "Battleship" and "The Incredibles," in the coming months at various Madison parks.

Madison Parks, Madison Mallards, the Madison Parks Foundation present the event, which is sponsored by Zimbrick Honda.

11-year-old brings BB gun aboard Madison bus, police say

11-year-old brings BB gun aboard Madison bus, police say

A concerned citizen called police Tuesday to report seeing a boy tuck what appeared to be a large handgun into his waistband and board a city bus on the north side of Madison, according to police.

Madison police said the caller was a passenger in a car on Trailsway at North Sherman Avenue at about 5:10 p.m.

The caller told police which bus the boy had boarded.

Police called Madison Metro and the bus driver pulled over. Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said an officer and a Dane County deputy boarded the bus, which was carrying three other people and the boy. The boy initially denied he was carrying a weapon, but police found the look-alike gun in the boy's backpack.

Police said there were no markings on the BB gun to indicate it was a toy.

DeSpain said it's against Madison city ordinance for anyone under 18 years old to go anywhere armed with a pellet or BB gun. The boy was taken off the bus and returned to his family. No citations were issued.

Area Girl Scouts ready for cookie sales season

Friday marks the first day of Girl Scout cookie sales.

News 3 Reporter Mary Jo Ola was at the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland Council Center on Madison's south side Friday to talk to the budding entrepreneurs, a group of Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and a Cadette Girl Scout, about the coming sales season.

Visit gsbadgerland.org for more information.