Welcome to Elvehjem Neighborhood on Madison’s East Side

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Halloween Bonfire Monday, October 31 from 6:00 to 8:00pm
Elvehjem Park Shelter, 1202 Painted Post Dr.

End a fun night of tricks and treats at our 10th annual Halloween Bonfire! Come enjoy Halloween treats, hot chocolate, and stay warm by the fire with your neighbors of Elvehjem! Bring your pre-carved pumpkin from home for our Jack-o-Lantern contest where prizes will be awarded for scariest, most creative, and best all-around. We’ll supply candles to light up your works of art, and we’ll put them on display during the event. Both kids and adults are encouraged to participate! Judging begins at 7:30 PM. Suggested neighborhood trick-or-treating hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. on October 31.

Halloween Bonfire Pic (if needed)

ENA Board Meets Next On Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Elvehjem Neighborhood Association (ENA) Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 2, from 7 to 9 PM in the Great Dane Eastside‘s upstairs meeting room. Meetings are held every month on the first Wednesday of each month, and neighbors are always encouraged to attend! We currently have 2 open seats on the board with 2 additional seats opening this spring and are looking for someone who would be interested in joining as a director at large in preparation to take over for our current treasurer when she retires at the end of her term in April.

7th Annual 5K Turkey Trot 5k Race/2 Mile Walk
Thursday, November 24 at 8:30am SHARP
Droster Park, 1429 Droster Road

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We hope you can join us for our 7th Annual Turkey Trot! Save time and register online here. The race is free of charge, however donations are greatly appreciated! We will offer three donation levels to help offset race expenses. For $5, your donation helps cover our important and costly race-day insurance. For $10, you will be one of our exclusive “Sup-Porta Potty” sponsors, allowing us to offer an on-site restroom for the first time in the history of Turkey Trot! And for the VIP experience, donate $20, which includes special recognition and an exclusive technical/performance shirt created by our very own neighborhood graphic designer Karl Leas of McLeas Creative.

Don’t forget to wear your best Thanksgiving-themed gear. The highly coveted Thanksgiving Spirit Trophy will be awarded again this year! And, as always, we’ll partner with Second Harvest Foodbank to help those in need so please bring a shelf-stable food item or non-food consumable for donation on race day. We will also have a bin to collect hats, mittens, and other winter weather gear for students in need at Elvehjem Elementary School.

Volunteers are needed! Are you able to donate just ONE HOUR of your time? View all available positions and sign up here. Questions? Email run@elvehjemneighborhood.org

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Looking for a Babysitter?

Be sure to check the Elvehjem Neighborhood Babysitter Contact List last updated 9/25/16. If you would like to be added to the list or update your information please email babysitter@elvehjemneighborhood.org.

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