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T'ai Chi Offered On Monona Terrace Rooftop

On Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on Sept. 7 the Monona Terrace will be offering T'ai Chi classes on the rooftop overlooking Lake Monona.

Organizers said the class will connect your mind and body through the fundamentals of T'ai Chi in an easy-to-learn routine.

The classes will be held at noon and last 45 minutes. Registration is available on site. Participants should wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes.

Instruction is provided by Terri Pellitteri, courtesy of Group Health Cooperative. The classes run through Sept. 30.

Majestic Theatre To Host Badgers Viewing Party

The Las Vegas trip for the Wisconsin Badgers football team will draw thousands of Wisconsinites to Sin City, but the fun and excitement for a great season is also present in Madison.

A big viewing party is being held on Saturday at the Majestic Theatre on King St.  The night starts with a viewing of the movie "The Hangover" at 8 p.m. and then the game against UNLV at 10 p.m. Members of the UW Marching Band will also be playing during the game.

The cost is free for those 21 and older and $5 for those under 21.

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Hoofer Sailing Club Presents Guest Speaker

A guest speaker, Captain Paul Exner, will join the Hoofer Sailing Club in Memorial Union’s Great Hall on Wednesday, On Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. to present the intrigue behind his sailing vessel Solstice which was built by hand in the farm fields of Wisconsin.

Exner will also discuss the Caribbean’s allure that inspires the sailing expeditions he now leads. The event will be filled with photos, explanatory diagrams and interesting stories that educate and entertain the audience.

To learn more about Captain Exner and the Solstice, visit Modern Geographic’s website at: www.moderngeographic.com/expeditions.html.

Still Excited After Lance Armstrong's Visit?

Take a look at some of the great pictures taken by WISC-TV's David Douglas.

There is still a buzz Lance Armstrong's visit to the Ride the Drive event over the weekend.  

On a side note, Armstrong, we're told ate dinner at Lombardino's Restaurant on University Avenue.

Scenes From Madison's Ride The Drive

Thousands turned out for Madison's third "Ride the Drive" community event.  Lance Armstrong and Mayor Dave kicked off the ride at 10:30 AM at the Capitol Square.

Scenes From Madison's Ride The Drive

Thousands turned out for Madison's third "Ride the Drive" community event.  Lance Armstrong and Mayor Dave kicked off the ride at 10:30 AM on the Capitol Square.

City Leaders Preview Madison's 'Ride The Drive'

Thousands of bicyclists are expected to be in downtown Madison Sunday for the city's third "Ride the Drive."

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will kick off the event on the Capitol Square at 10 a.m.

"(Armstrong) has been to Madison quite a bit (through) his relationship with Trek. He loves this city and I explained the event to him and he said he was in; so we're looking forward to having him," said John Burke, Trek president and event sponsor.

Bicyclists on the 6-mile loop will head down State Street before traveling down John Nolen Drive and East Washington Avenue.

"The bicycle is a really simple solution to a lot of problems. Congestion, the environment, the obesity issue, and the bicycle is a really simple solution. It's also a great way to showcase the city of Madison," Burke said.

Officials said they expect as many as 30,000 to 40,000 bikers to participate in the ride.