August 17, 2023
Parks, Recreation and Forestry: Fall Rec Guide is now available and registration is open! View online at rec.cityofsunprairie.com.
Public Safety: Check out our section for our monthly stats!
Sun Prairie Historical Library & Museum: To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival, the Sun Prairie Historical Library & Museum is displaying a selection of highlights from the festival’s history including the Teenie Weenie Queen contest,
Sun Prairie Media Center: Sure, late August means that summer is winding down. But look on the bright side: Football! And this year the Sun Prairie Media Center is back again with double the football as the SPMC is planning coverage of every Sun Prairie Cardinals and every Sun Prairie Wolves game!
Sun Prairie Public Library: Join us for one of two book discussions of our Big Summer Read book, “The Family Chao”, led by a library staff member!
Introducing the Childcare Supply-Building Grant Program
ONE MONTH AWAY!
Have you seen our performer lineup?
With warm weather and sunny days more people are spending time relaxing on their deck. Take a moment to read the Deck Safety Checklist provided by www.NADRA.org (North American Deck and Railing Association). You can access the article here!
For additional information about the Building Inspection Division in Sun Prairie, please go to www.cityofsunprairie.com/buildinginspection.
Parks, Recreation and Forestry
NEW OFFICE HOURS Through September 1, 2023:
The Sun Prairie Parks, Recreation & Forestry office is open: Monday – Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm, and Fridays 8am-12pm or by phone at (608) 837-3449 or by email at email@example.com.
Family Aquatic Center now Open!
Daily admission is $5.25/person and Season Passes are still available to purchase online or in person Purchase Season Passes - Sun Prairie Parks, Recreation & Forestry (cityofsunprairie.com)
Join us for the Beer Garden!Concerts in the Park
Join us for concerts in the park this summer at Wetmore Park! Grab a beer from Working Draft and a bite to eat from one of our food trucks, and enjoy yard games and the splash pad!
Fall Rec Guide Registration Open!
Fall Rec Guide is now available and registration is open! View online at rec.cityofsunprairie.com.
Upcoming Programs Not to Be Missed:
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: 8/19/2023
This training provides kids, ages 11-15, with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care in the absence of parents/guardians. This training will also help participants develop skills in leadership, professionalism, basic care, safety, safe play and first aid. All sessions cover the same material.
Please bring a sack lunch.
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: 8/30/2023
Our Pillows will make a great addition to your home or can be a great gift idea! Choose from 1 of 4 designs, and personalize. Let your inner maker loose and decorate yours to fit your personal taste and style. Plus enjoy a memorable DIY experience to boot!
Sun Prairie Historical Library and Museum
Sun Prairie Historical Library and Museum
The Museum is open to the public Wednesdays-Saturdays 11:00am-4:00pm and by appointment for research and special events.
Staff can be reached by phone at (608) 825-0837 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Historical Library and Museum is located at 115 East Main St. Sun Prairie with parking behind the building. Admission is always free.
New Exhibit Now Open! 70 Years of Corn Fest: Roots of a Tradition
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival, the Sun Prairie Historical Library & Museum is displaying a selection of highlights from the festival’s history including the Teenie Weenie Queen contest, Colonel Corn’s Costume, as well as a peek behind the scenes of earlier festivals. This exhibit will run through October 2023.
Sun Prairie Media Center
SPHS FOOTBALL COVERAGE SET TO KICK OFF
Sure, late August means that summer is winding down. But look on the bright side: Football! And this year the Sun Prairie Media Center is back again with double the football as the SPMC is planning coverage of every Sun Prairie Cardinals and every Sun Prairie Wolves game!
Games are scheduled to be broadcast on KSUN (Spectrum cable channel 983, TDS channels 13 and 1013), KIDS-4 (Spectrum cable channel 984, TDS channels 14 and 1014), the new KSUN Life channel (TDS channel 985) and 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio.
All games will be streamed on sunprairiemediacenter.com, on the SPMC Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV channels, and on the free-to-download Sun Prairie Media Center app. following live coverage, games will be made available for on demand viewing.
Please go to sunprairiemediacenter.com/ksunprograms for a more detailed list of games, channels, and times.
The SPMC has also produced preview shows for both of the East and West football programs. Those shows can be viewed on-demand by going to sunprairiemediacenter.com or any of the SPMC’s streaming platforms listed above.
The SPMC would like to thank its sponsors for their support of its football broadcasts: Woodman’s, Service Specialists, Prairie Athletic Club, Sport and Spine Recovery Clinic, Thebco Windows, Doors, and Siding, and the Bank of Sun Prairie.
The SPMC is always interested in volunteers who would like to help with the broadcasts. Any potential volunteers can e-mail email@example.com.
Sun Prairie Public Library
Thursday, August 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Conference Room
Join us for one of two book discussions of our Big Summer Read book, “The Family Chao”, led by a library staff member! Based loosely on “The Brothers Karamazov,” “The Family Chao” tells the story of a Chinese American family living in the fictional town of Haven, WI. The Chao family, who have owned 'Fine Chao' restaurant for thirty-five years, must reckon with family secrets and resentment after their patriarch, Leo is found dead.
Registration is required. Register on our Events calendar at www.sunlib.org.
Sunday, August 20 from 2-3 p.m., Community Room
Wind down the summer with some great jazz and blues music from local band "Chaos in the Kitchen"! Featuring Wayne Seiter on guitar, Gary Lensmeyer on sax and clarinet, Lorene Armstrong on trumpet, Andrew Brienen on bass and Tim Seery on drums, Chaos in the Kitchen has been performing in the Madison area for 8 years and specializes in mid-twentieth Century music by Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Parker, George Gershwin and other greats of the genre.
Registration is not required, but please register here if you would like an email reminder prior to the event.
Monday, August 28 from 6:30-7:15pm, Outdoor Program Space
Do you want to know more about the prairie that surrounds the Sun Prairie Library? Join Joe Chase, local naturalist, on a tour of the prairie and learn more about the prairie plants, and the birds and insects that inhabit this environment.
All ages are welcome (5+)! Please be aware that the terrain is not always level, so we encourage you to wear appropriate walking or hiking shoes. To join the tour, please meet us at the top of the prairie, near the library's drive-thru pickup window. Tour starts promptly at 6:30PM.
Tours will be offered on 7/24, 8/28, 9/7, and 9/25. Please register for each session you plan to attend. Space is limited, registration required. Register here. In case of inclement weather, please check this page for tour updates.
Check out these new book recommendations from Sun Prairie Public Library staff! Visit LINKcat to place a hold, or stop in to the library. A full listing is published monthly in the Sun Prairie Star and is also available on our website.
Saturday, September 30th from 4-7:30pm
Join us on the library grounds for a fun night in support of the Sun Prairie Public Library Expansion Project! We'll have performances by three bluegrass bands: Cork n Bottle String Band, Soggy Prairie, and Barbaro! Delicious BBQ food and a special brew from Working Draft Beer Company will be available for purchase. Lawn games and fun for the whole family! Bring your picnic blankets. Tickets are $25, or $10 for kids 12 and under. Click here to purchase tickets.