Upcoming Events

Upcoming SPECIAL events:

Discovering Numbers in Nature

A MMSD Summer Enrichment Course

For the first time, MMSD is offering a summer enrichment course at the Goodman Community Center!

Do you like exploring? Do you like nature? Then this FREEclass is for you! Taught by a state-certified teacher, this course will feature adventure-based, hands-on activities to explore the outdoors and discover numbers hidden in nature. Stay connected to nature and math this summer!

  • GRADES 3-5:Class from 8-9:18 a.m. & 10:43-noon
  • GRADES K-2:Class from 9:23-10:38 a.m.
Classes run through July 31, 2015.

To register, call Barbie at 608-663-5941.


Splish Splash at the Goodman Splash Pad

Summer hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Come enjoy the Goodman Community Center splash pad, open every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Children must be supervised when playing.


Community Cooking Classes

Saturdays, list below • 10-11:30 a.m.

Learn how to prepare simple, fresh, delicious meals at home in this cooking series. Each class is hosted by a food-related organization and will cover an overview of healthy food preparation techniques. No prior cooking experience is necessary. All participants will receive a home pantry "starter kit."

Free childcare will be provided.

July 11 - Handmade Pasta and Tomato Sauce

Hosted by Dan Bonanno of Pig in a Fur Coat
This class will feature techniques to make the perfect homemade pasta and fresh tomato sauce!

August 1 - Egg dishes

Hosted by Susan Manak of Soul Food from Scratch
Empower yourself with healing foods! Choosing a "Real Food Lifestyle" provides your body the nutrients it needs to stay in balance and strong.

August 22 - Layered on-the-go meals

Hosted by Becky Perkins of Vermont Valley Community Farms
Learn how to layer vegetables, protein and more into a mason jar for a healthy lunch on the go. Take home a layered burrito and a rainbow salad.

September 19 - Savory Pies and Greens

Hosted by Jennica Skoug of Goodman Youth Farm
Learn how to craft delicious homemade savory pies with a side of greens.

October 3 - Basic Fish Cookery

Hosted by Alison Dungan or Sitka Salmon
This course will address the basic techniques for preparing and cooking fish

To register, please download and complete this form. Forms should be emailed to Jon Lica at jon@goodmancenter.org or dropped off to the Fritz Food Pantry.

Thank you to Vermont Valley Community Farm for donating the produce for these classes! A special thanks to Slow Food Madison. These classes are made possible by a city of Madison SEED grant.



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!



Yearly Events

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