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Online Auction To Benefit Dane Buy Local

Online Auction To Benefit Dane Buy Local

An online auction is being held later this month in which all proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization Dane Buy Local.

The mission of Dane Buy Local is to support local businesses within the community while raising awareness of the importance of buying locally.

DANE Exclusive Deals will use Facebook and SMS text message tools to host a Bid-A-Thon, an online auction, Sept. 24-30.

Participants will have the opportunity to bid on more than 250 gift cards and prizes from various local businesses. Bidders will be able to track bidding activity on items through text alerts right to their phone. This can be done from any mobile phone with premium text message capabilities. For more information, text AUCTION to 30364.

For more information about the Bid-A-Thon, people can also visit http://www.facebook.com/DaneExclusiveDeals.

Target To Host A Private After-Hours Shopping Event For UW-Madison Freshmen

Target To Host A Private After-Hours Shopping Event For UW-Madison Freshmen

University of Wisconsin-Madison freshman in the Class of 2015 are invited to catch a bus to the Hilldale Target store for a private shopping event.

Students will be able to shop for their dorm items and enjoy entertainment and demonstrations.

The event will be on Saturday Sept. 3 from 10:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. at the Madison Hilldale Target Store.

City Unveils First On-Street Bicycle Parking Corral

City Unveils First On-Street Bicycle Parking Corral

Madison's first on-street bicycle parking corral was installed on Wednesday on the 100 block of King Street near the intersection of Main Street, according to the Madison Traffic Engineering and Parking Divisions Department.

The bicycle corral provides space for the parking of 10 bicycles in what had been one car parking space. The pilot project's goal is to see how well accepted the concept of on-street bicycle parking is in Madison. 

The approach is useful in areas of the city where there is not enough space to provide bicycle parking in the terraces and other off-street locations.  

Businesses in the area were consulted on this project and agreed to the trial, officials said.

Saris Cycling Group donated the bicycle racks to the city for the project. The racks will be removed in November to allow for winter snow plowing.

Kids-To-Kids Garage Sale Set For Saturday

 Kids-To-Kids Garage Sale Set For Saturday

The Madison Parks Division will host the Kids-to-Kids Garage Sale on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Youth will sell their own items on the 100 Block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 

Individuals will sell items such as toys, games, dress-up attire, books, bikes, DVDs and other like items. 

There will be about 60 booths available. 

This is a great way to get rid of or find great deals on slightly used clothes, games, books, toys, electronics, puzzles, etc.  This event is free and open to the public.

Central Library To Relocate During Construction Process

Central Library To Relocate During Construction Process

Madison's Central Library will soon be temporarily relocated to South Hamilton Street during the two-year construction project to renovate the existing library.

Construction on the current library, located at 201 W. Mifflin St., is scheduled to begin in January 2012, city officials said.

The new interim library will be located at 126 S. Hamilton St.

The new library will be opened in 2013, city officials said.

City Drop Off Site To Relocate Temporarily Due To Construction

City Drop Off Site To Relocate Temporarily Due To Construction

The city of Madison Streets Division's drop off site at 1501 W. Badger Rd. will be closed starting Thursday,.July 28.

The site will be moved temporarily to the city's transfer station at 121 E. Olin Ave, officials said.

The offices at Badger Road will remain open during construction.

American Girl To Host Annual Sale For Charity

American Girl To Host Annual Sale For Charity

American Girl will be holding a special sale this weekend to help raise money for Madison Children's Museum.

The event will be on Saturday, July 16 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the company's Benefit Sale Warehouse at 8830 N. Greenview Drive in Middleton.

It will include discounted overstock and returned merchandise, but tickets for the event are sold out.

This is the 24th year of the sale, which has raised about $14 million for the museum over that timespan.