Welcome to Elvehjem Neighborhood on Madison’s East Side


Turkey Trot 5K Race/2 Mile Walk
Thursday, November 23 at 8:30 a.m. SHARP
Droster Park, 1429 Droster Road

Get your Thanksgiving morning off to a healthy start with a little exercise! Save time on race day by registering online at www.elvehjemneighborhood.org/turkeytrot. Your $5 donation helps to offset event insurance and additional donations are gladly accepted to help cover the other race expenses.

Make sure to wear your best Thanksgiving-themed gear; the highly coveted Thanksgiving Spirit Trophy will be awarded again this year! And don’t forget to bring a nonperishable donation for the Second Harvest Foodbank to help out families in need and/or a donation LVM Elementary School Hats and Mittens Drive!

Interested in helping make the event a success? We are in need of volunteers to help with providing snacks for the finish line, setting up, directing participants along the course, and cleaning up. If you are able to help please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4fa8aa2aa3fa7-turkey

ENA Hats and Mittens Drive for LVM Elementary School
November 1-December 15

There is always a need for winter weather gear at LVM. Please consider donating new or gently used hats, mittens, gloves, coats, snow pants, or boots to help keep our neighborhood kids warm while they play out in the snow during recess. (Please no scarves for safety reasons.) Donations can be dropped off in the front office at LVM from November 1-December 15 or brought to ENA’s Turkey Trot 5k on Thanksgiving morning at 8:30am or Holiday in the Park Celebration on Saturday, December 2 from 4-7pm.

Holiday in the Park
Saturday, December 2 from 4-7pm
Orlando Bell Park, 2274 S. Thompson Dr.

 Bring the family and join your neighbors in celebrating the holiday season in the park! Gather ‘round the fire and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and treats from 4-7pm. Take a horse drawn sleigh ride through the neighborhood and visit with Santa from 4-6pm. Remember to bring your camera; this is sure to be a memory filled evening!

All activities are free of charge. Please bring a non-perishable donation for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin and/or a donation LVM Elementary School Hats and Mittens Drive.

ENA Monthly Board Meeting
Wednesday, December 6 from 7-9pm at
Board member Alice’s house, email secretary@elvehjemneighorhood.org for address

The Elvehjem Neighborhood Association (ENA) Board of Directors will hold their next monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 6 from 7 to 9 PM at board member Alice’s house, please email secretary@elvehjemneighborhood.org for address if you would like to attend. With the exception of July, December, and January meetings are held every month on the first Wednesday of each month at the Great Dane East, and neighbors are always encouraged to attend! This website has an archive of past meeting minutes you can view here.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

Easter Egg Hunt: Nabisco for the treats for in the goodie bags, MFD Station 5 for bringing the fire truck.

Annual Meeting: Rosie’s Coffee House and Bakery for the delicious pastries, Domino’s Pizza for the yummy pizzas, and Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church for the meeting space.

Membership Drive: Metro Market for the generous donation of a $40 gift card for the membership drive incentive drawing.

Deerwood Studios for their helping in planning the Make Music Madison Event.

Thank you to all the businesses who donated items to our Fourth of July raffle and silent auction or otherwise sponsored the event festivities: A to Z, Angelo’s, Boulders Climbing Gym, Buck’s Pizza, Budget Bicycle, Circus World Museum, Comedy Club on State, Cozy Home, Crema Café, Cuco’s, Culver’s, Dairlyland Family Restaurant, Dan Murphy/MPD, Food Fight, Glass Nickel, Great Dane Brew Pub, Green Bay Packers, Harley’s, Jared Marker and Family, JavaCat, Jessica Murphy, Karben4 Brewing, Kristine Porter, Lisa Antony, Madison Fire Dept Station 5, Metro Market, Perfectly Posh, Lisa Johnson, Madison Children’s Museum, MGE, Monkey Business Institute, MSCR, PDQ, Pure Integrity Homes (PIH), Semrau Heritage Meats, LLC, Stacy Wilkins, Studio Z, The Barbershop, The Milwaukee Brewers, Tom Uebersetzig, Valorie Westberg, VFW Black Knights, Willy Street Co-op, and Woodman’s.

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Looking for a Babysitter?

Be sure to check the Elvehjem Neighborhood Babysitter List last updated 3.1.17. If you would like to be added to the list or update your information please email babysitter@elvehjemneighborhood.org.

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