Upcoming Events

Upcoming SPECIAL events:


Help students with needed school supplies

Support the Goodman Community Center's child programming by purchasing and filling a backpack.

Goodman child care and youth programs serve children ages 3 to 18, many of whom are low income and unsure of how they will get materials this year. Goodman is committed to helping each child find success academically, and a great start is to provide children with school supplies.

Right now, we are in need of:

Back packs - ages 3-18
Loose Leaf paper
Spiral Notebooks
3- Ring Binders
Yellow #2 Pencils
Pencil Bags
Pens (Black, Blue and Red)
Washable Markers- fine & broad tip
Glue (sticks and liquid)
Pink erasers
Rulers (inch and cm)
Facial Tissue

Backpack and supply donations can be dropped off at the Center, to the attention of Angela Tortorice. Not in the mood to shop? Cash and check donations are gladly accepted.

Questions? Please email angela@goodmancenter.org.

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!

Yearly Events

Want to help with one of the Center's special events?
Find out more about volunteering with the Goodman Community Center.

Want to reserve a room in the Center for YOUR special event?