There's lots to do all week in Madison, whether it's hearing from an Emmy-winning producer, shopping for fresh produce at the Madison Farmers Market, listening to a free concert by an indie folk rock band, or competing in a salsa dancing competition at the Colombian Festival.
Summer Seminars: Mary Lou Teel, three-time Emmy winning producer of the CBS Sunday show, at 2 p.m. Monday at the Madison Public Library as part of The 28th Annual Summer Seminar Series co-sponsored by the library and the Madison Senior Center.
At 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Marjorie Wormser, historic preservationist and board member of Preserve Greystone, . For more information about the series call the library at 973-377-0722 ext. 2.
'Mozart: The Boy Wonder': Musicians from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Madison Public Library. No registration needed. The event is free and open to all ages.
Madison Farmers Market: The farmers' market on Waverly Place is open from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Charity Softball: Quest Diagnostics to benefit Mayor Bob Conley’s Wellness Campaign and the American Cancer Society Thursday evening at Dodge Field in Madison.
There will be games in the seventh inning and raffles for a variety of prizes. Attendees can also help themselves to a healthy barbecue in return for a $5 donation. This year, to encourage Madison-area residents to stay well, Quest Diagnostics is offering 500 free wellness testing vouchers at the game and at the Madison Farmers market prior to the game. The vouchers can be redeemed at nearby Quest Diagnostics patient service centers.
Barbeque starts at 5:30 p.m. Opening ceremony starts at 5:45 p.m. Game starts at 6 p.m.
Outdoor Concert: The Downtown Concert Series on the lawn of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts features indie folk rock band Mara & Bitter Suite from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The band was started by composer and conductor Adam Waite and Broadway actress and singer Mara Davi, who met while recording Broadway's Carols for a Cure in 2006. After collaborating on concerts for Birdland, Ars Nova, and Lyrica Chamber Orchestra, they decided to find their own sound, according to an announcement for the event.
The Downtown Concert Series is a lineup of free, Friday evening, family-friendly concerts held every other week. A full listing of the concert schedule is available on the museum's website, www.metc.org. For more information call 973-377-2982 x14 or visit the museum website. In case of inclement weather, concerts are held inside the museum with first come first serve seating.
Colombian Festival: The 6th Annual Colombia Independence Day Festival at the .
The celebration features music, soccer games for adults, face-painting for the kids and piñatas.
A feast of Colombian food favorites is on the menu and entertainment will include a children’s folkdancing troupe and a special performance by MASKAO, a popular 9-member dance band who specialize in merengue, salsa, and vallenato music.