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Its time for the annual membership drive April 10 – May 15 (only $15 per year!), and we’re also recruiting people to join the board. If you’ve lived in Elvehjem Neighborhood for one week, ten years, or any length of time, you’re invited to join the board. You don’t have to jump in and commit right away. Drop in on one of the monthly meetings, first Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m. at the East District Police Station 809 S. Thompson Drive. On Wednesday April 6, we’re holding the monthly meeting at Great Dane East, stuffing membership drive bags and talking about the annual meeting on April 9 9:00 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church.

I have been a board member for almost a year now, and it all started because I wanted to get involved and earn experience writing a blog, and coordinate fun social media contests in my spare time. It’s been a very positive experience overall and I highly recommend joining the board to anyone that’s even a little bit interested. So here are three reasons why you should take the leap and become a Elvehjem Neighborhood Association Board Member today.

Holiday in the Park

Holiday in the Park


You know who you are, you enjoy planning events for your family, your friends or work more than anyone you know. You spend your downtime on Pinterest pinning party decorating ideas and themes. We have event playbooks for Turkey Trot, Halloween Bonfire, 4th of July picnic to guide you. So bring yourself and your bright ideas to one of the board meetings soon.


If you’re in sales or non-profit development your skills are needed to ask for donations, if you’re a teacher your skills are needed to think of ideas for kids, if you’re a foodie we need help catering events, if you’re a writer we need proofers or newsletter article writers, if you’re a project manager your talents are always welcome.


You might be familiar and friendly with the people on your immediate right, immediate left or across the street. But there’s a great big neighborhood full of people to get to know. Participating in monthly meetings and holiday events are a great way to network with people outside your corner of the world.

4th of July

4th of July

Please consider joining the Elvehjem Neighborhood Association board and reach out to Justin Martin, Board President by phone or email today! 608/219-2060 justin@elvehjemneighborhood.org

So Many October Events So Little Time!

There are so many events and types of October events in the fall because its the season universally loved by most people who live in this part of the Midwest. I personally think its the best smelling season too. The food + falling leaves + cool weather = Yummy. I thought I would look around for a variety of events and make some recommendations to you. Hopefully there’s something for everyone represented here. If you have an event you want to include, please hit the reply button and let me know.


Corn Mazes

Skelly’s Farm Market – Janesville, WI – Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday during October. Click through for hours and location.

Creek Bed Country Farmacy – Poynette, WI 30 miles north of Madison. Corn maze, hayrides, and gift shop. Open Tuesday through Sundays.

Treinen Farm – This is my favorite! 20 miles north of Madison. Named one of the ten best fall corn mazes by USA Today. Corn maze, hayrides, food, farm, animals, gift shop. Zompocalypse is on October 24 for all you zombie fans, if you’re into that kind of thing.

Haunted Houses

Screamin Acres – Stoughton, WI There’s four attractions ‘The Last Resort’, ‘The Slaughter House’, ‘Side Effects’, and ‘Crawl Space’. Judging by the website, these guys know what they are doing. Open 7-11pm weekends.

Wisconsin Scaryland – 5305 County Hwy M Waunakee, WI between Northport Dr. and Hwy M. Legend says its the site of a gruesome murder at a meat packing plant; is there any other kind? Open Th-Sunday 6:30-11:30pm.


Green Lake Octoberfest October 17, 2-10pm – Heidel House Resort & Spa. Polka dancing contest, Klement Sausage races, Das Boot Relay, food, beer, live music.

Fall Festival Weekend Wisconsin Dells October 16-18 – Pumpkin decorating, scarecrow stuffing, face painting, live entertainment and more! It’s the Dells!

Wisconsin Book Festival Madison October 22-25 – There’s a book sale at the new library and authors fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, memoirs, and many local authors talk about their books. More than 70 events to choose from.

DON’T FORGET Elvehjem Neighborhood Bonfire October 31 6:30-8:30pm at the Elvehjem Park Shelter, candy and hot chocolate for all!