Upcoming Events

Upcoming SPECIAL events:

Gallery Night at GCC

Friday, October 10 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Gallery night at the Goodman Community Center features an array of local artists at affordable prices. Stop by on Friday for a silent auction from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., complimentary snacks and beverages and a special gallery night menu at our Ironworks Cafe.

Participating Artists:
Kristina Bakke (notecards), $5 - $50
Dede Bangs (jewelry, photography), $20 - $50
Loralee Brumund (custom-made aprons), $20 - $40
Amber Corbit & "WoW" Women (candles, jewelry, ornaments), $10 - $20
Chris Cott (ceramics), $3 - $50.
Dahleen/C. Sarnowski (jewelry, fused glass, original drawings), $10 - $250
Jerry Jordan (original oil paintings & charcoal/pastels), $375 - $875 www.artistjerryjordan.com
Dawn Kleinfeldt (jewelry, tiles), $10 - $25
Elizabeth Smith (woven rugs, towels, potholder; birdhouses), $1 - $45
Dianne Smith (wax paintings and wheat weavings), $4 - $15
Annie Sweers (matted and framed fine art photography), $4 - $150 www.studiosweersphotography.com
Margo Tiedt (quilts, totes), $27 - $175
GCC Early Childhood Program (children's art!), $5

Cash in the Kitchen

Short on cash and time? and hungry, too?

Prepackaged 2-for-1 foods are tempting. But, behind the flashy packaging lie empty calories that stick to the waistline, steal precious dollars, and leave hunger untouched.

Ca$h in the Kitchen is free and runs five weeks at the Goodman Community Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free childcare will be provided. In these hands-on workshops, we will prepare economical and delicious meals, tracking spending and turn ordinary pantry ingredients into tasty and nutritious meals.

Participants are welcome to attend one or all of these workshops.
  • September 16: Dream the Impossible Dream: SMART Planning & Goal Setting
  • September 23: Your Pantry: Making your list and checking it twice. Track your spending; are you naughty or nice?
  • September 30: Shopping without Dropping $: Making the Most of Your Dollars
  • October 7: Juggling Act: Time to Spend or a Time to Save?
  • October 14: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Taking Action
All participants will receive a course binder with easy recipes and tools as well as a free kitchen tool at the end of each class.

For more information or to register, contact Deenah Givens at Deenah@goodmancenter.org or 204-8038.

Slow Food Madison Cooking Classes

Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m.

Learn how to prepare simple, fresh, delicious meals at home in this cooking series. Each class will cover kitchen basics, tips for shopping economically, and an overview of healthy food preparation techniques. Sign up for all five classes or pick and choose the topics that most appeal to you! Just check the boxes below.

No prior cooking experience is necessary. All participants will receive a home pantry "starter kit". Free childcare will be provided.

ALL PRODUCE has been donated by Vermont Valley Community Farm.

  • August 9 - Main Courses
    Combine easy-to-find ingredients like beans and lentils with fresh summer veggies and, if desired, a bit of meat to create memorable meals that will feed a crowd! Also, tips for pleasing picky eaters.
  • September 6 - Desserts
    A sweet end to your meal doesn't have to be loaded with sugar, salt, and fat. Learn how to feature local fruits and vegetables in a number of quick preparations that are bound to impress your friends and family.
  • October 11 - Appetizers and Snacks
    Learn how to prepare a variety of flavor-packed snacks that are significantly better for you--not to mention tastier than their supermarket counterparts.
To sign up, download this formand email it to Jon Lica at jon@goodmancenter.org or drop it off at the Goodman Community Center's front desk.

Learn more about Slow Food Madison.

Family Fun Nights

3rd Thursday of each month
An exception:
In June we'll celebrate our end of the school year
on Thursday, June 5
from 4 to 6 p.m.

An event for GCC program participants and their families, Family Fun Nights celebrate childcare programming that keeps our children safe, inspires them to learn and helps working families. These nights are activity-filled events with games, a meal and a chance to gather as a community.

For more information on Family Fun Nights and how to contribute, please contact Deenah Givens at deenah@goodmancenter.org or 204-8038.

Join our Drum Circle

1st and 3rd Sundays of each month

Stop by two Sundays each month for the Goodman Community Center's drum circle. Drum leader Elmore Lawson welcomes people of all ages and abilities. Feel free to bring your own drum or percussive instrument...or use ours!

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