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MADISON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LEAGUE'S PARTIES OF NOTE
YOUR PASSPORT TO FUN
Welcome to MSOL’s 2013-2014 Parties of Note, the eighth in our annual series of themed parties to benefit the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Once again we have menus and venues to appeal to a wide variety of interests and tastes. This year’s party lineup features fabulous hosts, famous houses, outdoor venues, and musical entertainment.
SUPPORTING THE SYMPHONY
The MSOL and the MSO are most grateful to our Party Hosts/Sponsors for their generous support and participation in this project. All proceeds will be used for the MSO's Education and Community Engagement Programs.
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY!
Please plan your itinerary and make your reservations early, as space is limited. RSVP to Kathy Belaire at firstname.lastname@example.org
CALLING ALL BRIDGE ENTHUSIASTS
Wed Mar 19, 2014
11:30 AM - 4 PM at Blackhawk Country Club
Come join up for a fun-filled afternoon of fine food, cabaret and cards, as “The Nightingals” duo sings songs from the 40’s and 50’s.
Menu: Tea and coffee, assorted tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jams, assorted sweets. Host: Mary Ellen Thomas, Liz Jackson, Joan Johnston, Thea Brunsell, Diana Eager, Mary Kausch, Carol Werndli, Jane Storm. Location: Blackhawk Country Club, 3606 Blackhawk Drive, Madison, WI 53705. Dress: Smart Casual. $40 per person ($20 tax deductible). Limited to 40 guests.
EXPLORE THE BAYOUS OF CULINARY ADVENTURES
Sat Apr 12, 2014
6 - 9 PM at the Patty and Dan Schultz residence
Gather for an evening in Patty and Dan Schultz's lovely modern kitchen with a magnificent view of Lake Monona for a class of Cajun cooking techniques with Certified Executive Chef Mary Ellen Thomas. Enjoy your favorite Cajun beverages and the flavors of New Orleans and Southwest Louisiana cuisine. Settle in for a sumptuous feast with musical accompanient. Be prepared for a party in your mouth!
Menu: Cajun fare. Host: Jane & Harvey Storm and Mary Ellen & Jim Thomas. Dress: Smart Casual. $125 per person ($60 tax deductible). Limited to 10 guests.
AN AFTERNOON OF MINIATURE GOLF
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Sun June 15, 2014 - Father’s Day
2 PM at Viking Village Campground
If the 18 holes at Bishop’s Bay are too daunting for you or you can’t bring your children along to Concert on the Green, miniature golf is the perfect alternative. Bring your Fathers, Grandfathers and the whole family for a fun-filled afternoon of golf for the Symphony. Prizes will be awarded!
Menu: hot dogs, brats, chips, drinks, treats, etc. Host: Larry and Julie Midtbo. Location: Viking Village Campground, 1648 County Road N, Stoughton, WI 53589. Dress: Casual. $15 per person ($10 tax deductible). Limited to 100 guests.
DO YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR SHORT GAME?
Wed June 18, 2014
10:30 AM at Nakoma Golf Club
Want to be ready for Concert on the Green in 2015? Start now! Sign up for a putting lesson from the PGA golf pro Brad Peck at Nakoma Golf Club on June 18, 2014, at 10:30 am. Bring your putter and join your hosts at the putting green. The lesson culminates with a friendly competition and prizes will be awarded to the lucky winners. A delightful lunch prepared by the Nakoma Country Club chef will then be served. Sign up soon!
Menu: Seasonal Club House Fare. Host: Janet Renschler and Jan Emmerich. Location: Nakoma Golf Club, 4145 Country Club Rd, Madison, WI 53711. Dress: Athletic Casual. $75 per person ($30 tax deductible). Limited to 8 guests.
AN EVENING PONTOON BOAT RIDE AND EXPLORATION OF LAKE MENDOTA SOLD OUT!
WITH PROF. JOHN MAGNUSON
Wed July 9, 2014
5 - 8 PM Board at Tenney Park Boat Landing
Join Professor Emeritus John Magnuson, UW-Madison, Dept. of Limnology (a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007) on a comfortable Madison School Recreation Pontoon Boat Ride to explore the shores of Lake Mendota. Learn from this world-renowned expert about the history and significance of the world’s most studied lake. You will be served a bounteous picnic as we glide past campus, the Memorial Union, Porter Crew House, round iconic Picnic Point and Frautschi Point, and listen to stories of Lake Mendota's distant and recent past and its prospects for the future.
Menu: Seasonal Picnic Fare. Host: Kennedy Gilchrist and Heidi Wilde. Location: Board at Tenney Park Boat Landing. Dress: Casual. $60 per person ($30 tax deductible). Limited to 10 guests.
MIDSUMMER NIGHT REVELS
Wed Aug 6, 2014
6:30 PM at the Topitzes residence
Enjoy a beautiful summer evening in one of Madison’s most beautiful home gardens which was chosen for the 2012 Olbrich Garden tour. In early August it will be at the peak of its summer glory. Find the fairy in the garden hidden among the flowers and win a prize, all accompanied by lovely live music.
Menu: Hors d’oeuvres, wine, dessert, coffee. Host: Judy & Nick Topitzes and Clare & Mike McArdle. Location: Topitzes residence, 1750 Camelot Drive, Madison, WI 53705. Dress: Take your inspiration from Shakespeare’s play or Sweden’s Midsummer traditions. Feeling Puckish? Want to be the Queen or King of the fairies? Or Bottom? $60 per person ($25 tax deductible). Limited to 25 guests.
DON’T GO PARTY
Date and time of your choice
Don’t rent a tux! Don’t hire a babysitter! Stay home, relax, and let your imagination take over.
Menu: Any or all of your favorite foods. Beverage(s) of your choice. Host: Just you and yours. Location: Your choice again. Dress: Casual (pajamas and slippers okay) Tax-deductible contribution of your choice. No guest limitations.
LOVE THE SYMPHONY...JOIN THE LEAGUE
the more than 350 men and women of the Madison Symphony Orchestra League invite you to join them in supporting the Education and Community Engagement Programs of the MSO. New members are welcome to join at any time. For more information, call our voice line at 608.260.8680 x232.