Socially-distant summer activities!

Summer officially arrives this Sunday, but with temperatures in the 80s, we know it’s already here! However, a lot of our usual Madison summer gatherings aren’t possible due to public safety as we work to fight COVID-19.

Luckily, there are plenty of activities to take part in from the comfort of your home, using any internet-connected device such as your computer, tablet, or smartphone. We hope you’re able to enjoy some of these activities as the beautiful Madison summer progresses. 

litzelman_kristin_2084511885_75205178SAIL Event! SAILing Into The Future:
Embracing Change – All of It! 
June 24 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. Link will be sent to registrants the day before the event. Learn more here

We’ve experienced lots of change in our lifetimes and in the past few months. Through presentation, discussion, and self-reflection, Dr. Kristin Litzelman will help you start thinking differently about change and introduce some tools and strategies to help you plan, adapt, and thrive. To register, call SAIL at 230-4321 or register online at


juneteenthMadison’s Juneteenth Celebrations
June 19-20.
Find links and information here.
On June 19, 1865, the last remaining enslaved African-Americans were freed. Since then, June 19 of each year has come to be known as Juneteenth. This year, the Kujichagulia Madison Center for Self Determination has set up a variety of activities including speakers, musicians, and spoken word. As the words “Black Lives Matter” echo in our ears, Juneteenth is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the beauty that our Black friends and community members have contributed to the world. If you miss the live events, recordings will be available to view on the website later. 


58787604_491876981348626_3449167061505277952_nBadger Talks: “Gardens Will Save The World.”
June 23
at Noon. Find information here. (Note-this link takes you to a Facebook page to watch the event live. If for some reason you cannot see the video live, it will be posted on the Badger Talks YouTube channel, along with other talks, at this link.)

Allen Centennial Gardens director Benjamin Futa will walk through the gardens and discuss the various plants and their abilities to contribute to a sustainable world. It will be a beautiful and interesting way to spend an afternoon.


apt-iconAmerican Players Theatre’s Out of the Woods
Through July 17.
Learn more and get links here.
“Out of the Woods” is a series of live play readings, including Shaw’s Arms and the Man and Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, performed online through PBS Wisconsin. The series also includes new plays like An Improbable Fiction by James DeVita. Your favorite APT stars will be part of the action! The link above has live air dates as well as links to performances that have already passed for you to watch. You can view the readings online or live on your local PBS station!


downloadOpera in the Park Digital Edition
July 25. Time TBA. Learn more and get links here.
Plan your backyard picnic and get ready for an uplifting, inspiring, and entertaining digital Opera in the Park. Soloists will include soprano Karen Slack, soprano Jasmine Habersham, tenor Andres Acosta, and baritone Weston Hurt. More details will be announced in early July. 


Feel free to call SAIL if you need help connecting to any of these events! We can be reached during business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 608-230-4321.

If you know of another online event that you think SAIL Members and blog readers would enjoy, please send us the info at! 

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