Slow Food Madison Cooking Classes

Slow Food Madison is teaching FREE cooking classes to the community. Learn how to shop economically and prepare simple, fresh, delicious meals with produce donated by Vermont Valley Community Farm. Read more about each classes' focus and register online here

Help with needed school supplies

Please help support the Goodman Community Center's youth programming by purchasing and filling a backpack. Goodman childcare and youth programs serve children ages 3-18, many of whom are low income and unsure how they will get school materials this year. 

If you would like to donate, please pull which item you would like to purchase from our donation wall. Please fill out the back side of the slip and return with purchased items to the Front Desk.


Family Programming 

We offer monthly family fun nights, a Parent Advisory Council, parent and caregiver support groups and a Parent College with rotating classes on everything from yoga to personal finances. We'd love for you to join us. To learn more, please continue to our Parent and Family Programming page.

Help us fill the Mini of Madison!

Throughout the summer, MINI of Madison will be making appearance around town to help collect canned goods for the Fritz Food Pantry at the Center.

How much food can you fit into a MINI? Let's find out! Learn more about upcoming dates and locations here.

Stop by our Older Adult Programs

Our GCC older adult program offer daily nutritious lunches, card games, bingo, philosophy discussions, Tai Chi, gentle exercise and lots of laughs. To read more about our daily programming--particularly on Thurdays--continue to our Older Adults Program page.

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Closings & Schedule Changes

Building Closings

  • The Goodman Community Center will closed from Monday, August 18 through Friday, August 22 for a much needed deep cleaning.


Severe Weather Closings Policy

When Madison Schools are closed due to inclement weather, all youth and senior program activities scheduled that day are canceled. Center facilities may remain open and be staffed on a limited basis. If severe weather requires us to close the Center on a weekend, you'll find a message on our phone system and here on our home page to let you know. In some situations, private events may still take place even though the Center is closed due to severe weather. If you were planning to attend a scheduled private event, please contact your event's organizer for more information.

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What others are saying...

"My kids, every single morning...I love my kids and I play a lot with them, but every single morning when they get up, they want to come here. Even when they're sick, they still want to come here." -Hassanatou, mother

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