Community Activities for Families

The Verona Area School District offers school-related groups or community non-profit organizations the opportunity to provide information/dates to students and parents about upcoming community activities that fit within the District’s mission. District families will be reminded regularly with a link to visit this community activities page.

Organizations wishing to post a flier on this page should:
1. Email with a PDF file of the actual flier to be approved before posting can occur. Please name the PDF of your flier as the name of your organization so it's clear for the school district what each flier actually is referring to (hundreds of fliers will come in throughout the year, so naming your PDF after your organization and the event is helpful).
2. If the activity is NOT a school-sponsored event, a disclaimer must be included somewhere on the flier that states “This is NOT a school-sponsored event.
3. Questions can be directed to or 845-4337.

Below are activities surrounding the upcoming school year thus far:

FREE FOOD FOR FAMILIES IN NEED year round: Every Saturday 2:15pm-3:30pm--Living Water Community Church, 2829 Perry St., Suite 208 in Madison (on Fitchburg/Verona border)

Badger Prairie Needs Network (Help to feed your family over the summer)

Sensory Friendly Story Time (Verona Library co-hosted by VASD)

Center for Families Play & Learn (daily times listed on flier)

CC's Summer Camp Enrichment Opportunities

FREE Birth to Five Play Groups (Verona & Fitchburg location)

ChopChop Cooking Class (Badger Prairie Needs Network)
December 10

Mini Cats Youth Volleyball Clinics(Runs monthly through May)
November 3 and November 17

ChopChop Cooking Class (Badger Prairie Needs Network)
November 12, December 10

ChopChop Cooking Class (Badger Prairie Needs Network)
October 1, October 22, November 12, December 10)

Job's Daughters International Fiesta (raises money for Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment (HIKE)
October 1

We are in a Book Club (Fitchburg Library)
October 4

Mini Cats Youth Volleyball Clinics (Runs monthly through May)
October 6 and October 20

Lego Marble Runs (Fitchburg Library)
October 9

High School Performance of "Pippin" (Performing Arts Center)
Oct. 12-15

Tabletop Coding (Fitchburg Library)
October 12

VAHS Cheer Clinic for K-5 students (before and during HS football game)
October 13

Verona Area Wildcats Youth Hockey OPEN HOUSE - LEARN HOW TO PLAY
October 14

Annual Pumpkin Run for K-6 students
October 16

Guys Read (Fitchburg Library)
October 19

Verona Area Girls Softball Association Meeting (skills development)
October 23

Spooky Escape Challenge (Fitchburg Library)
October 25

Bluegrass Band Performance by "Spare Time" (Verona Library)
October 26

Crochet 101 (Fitchburg Library)
September 5

"We Are In a Book Club" Kick-off party (Fitchburg Library)
September 13

Afternoon of Science (Fitchburg Library) 
September 14

Family Safety Day (Middleton Fire Department)
September 16  

Guys Read (Fitchburg Library)
September 21

Mother/Daughter Book Club (Fitchburg Library)
September 20

Breakout Challenge (Fitchburg Library)
September 28

August Natatorium Schedule 

"Grow into Spanish" Summer Fun (Glacier Edge & Sugar Creek Elementaries)

Lego Showcase & Zipline Challenge (Fitchburg Library)
(August 5)

Legos @ the Library (Fitchburg Library)
(August 5)

Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin (Verona Library)
(August 8)

JULY 2017

"Grow into Spanish" Summer Fun
(Glacier Edge & Sugar Creek Elementaries)

VASD 6th grade band lessons-FREE!

July Natatorium Schedule

Community Resource Fair (Verona Library)
(July 29)

Super Science Experiments (Fitchburg library)
(July 6)

Building Challenge: Marshmallows & Toothpicks (Fitchburg library)
(July 6)

Verona Area Community Theater-Camp Aristocats KIDS (ages 7-10) & Camp Mulan Jr. (ages 11-14)
(July 10-21)

Legos @ the Library (Fitchburg library)
(July 15) 

Verona Area Community Theater-Camp Parachute Players (ALL AGES)
(July 24-28)

Building Challenge: Craft sticks, clips and clothespins (Fitchburg Library)
(July 27)

Verona Area Community Theater-Camp Sleeping Beauty KIDS (ages 7-10) 
& Camp Peter Pan Jr. (ages 11-14)
(July 31-Aug. 11)

JUNE 2017

Host an Exchange Student from Spain for 28 days!

Summer Stage at Overture Center
(Session Begins June 26)

Camp Invention (held at Glacier Edge Elementary-SAVE $15 IF REGISTER before May 1)
(June 12-16)
***Counselor in Training Program for Camp Invention (7-9th graders)
***Leadership Intern Program for Camp Invention (10-12th graders)

Edgewood College Girls Basketball Camps
(June 12-15 & June 19-22)

Verona Area Rec Instructional Softball
(June 12)

Madison Youth Choirs (ages 7-10) Summer Introductory Choir Camp
(June 12-30: Offers 3 week-long camp dates)

Building Challenge: Solo Cups (Fitchburg Library)
(June 15)

Toothpick Suspension Bridges (Fitchburg Library)
(June 16)

Camp Glow (held at Glacier Edge Elementary for all students grieving from family loss, hosted by Home Health United)
(June 17)

Super Science (Fitchburg Library)
(June 22)

Legos at the Library (Fitchburg Library)
(June 24)

Verona Area Community Theater-Camp Cuckoo (ages 4-6)
(June 26-30)

Space Travel with UW Space Place (Fitchburg Library)
(June 28)

MAY 2017
Natatorium May Schedule

Summer Stage at Overture Center
(Session Begins June 26)

Madison Flute Choir at Verona Library
(May 2)

Read Like a Girl End of the Year Party (Fitchburg Library)
(May 3)

5k Color Walk for Water
(May 6)

Bike Safety Event with Verona Police Department
(May 13)

Legos @ the Library (Fitchburg Library)
(May 13)

Strong Women Storytime (Fitchburg Library)
(May 13)

Badger Track Club Summer Series
(May 15-July 12)

Madison Youth Choirs Auditions
(May 15-June 5: offers 5 audition dates)

Reception for City of Verona to Feature VASD Students Artwork on Street Banners
(May 18)

Verona Area Youth Team Tennis

(Registration closes May 28)

Camp Woodbrooke (summer camp)
(Open House May 21st)

APRIL 2017

Natatorium April Schedule

The Lion King Kids & Guys & Dolls Jr. Performances - Verona Area Community Theater
(April 6-8 various times)

Youth Volleyball Skills Clinic (en español)
(April 7)

Verona Area Softball Warm-Up Clinic
(April 9)

Severe Weather Safety & Spotter Training Class
(April 17)

Korean Language Culture Academy
(April 17 registration for Academy on June 26-July 28)

Verona Area Softball Skills Assessment
(April 23)

MARCH 2017

March Natatorium Schedule

Read Like a Girl (Fitchburg Library)
(March 1)

3-D Printing for Teens (Fitchburg Library)
(March 8) 

Classical Concert Series: Beethoven-The Gentle Giant (Verona Library)
(March 9)

Pedal Powered Smoothies (Fitchburg Library)
(March 10)

Youth Volleyball Skills Clinic (en español)
(March 10)

Tween Lock In (Fitchburg Library)
(March 17)

Tween Writers Group (Fitchburg Library)
(March 20)

Camp Invention (held at Glacier Edge Elementary)
June 12-16 (Save $25 if register before March 20) 

Escape the Library (Fitchburg Library)
(March 29)

Power of Steam Makerspace Lab (Fitchburg Library)
(March 30)

February Natatorium Schedule

Read Like a Girl Book Club (Fitchburg Library)
(February 1)

Classical Concert Series: Bach-The Man, Music & Coffee (Verona Library)
(February 9)

The Stories of Fiddler on the Roof (Verona Library)
(February 14)

Mother Daughter Book Club (Fitchburg Library)
(February 15)

Youth Volleyball Skills Clinic (en español)
(February 17)

Library Explorers (Fitchburg Library)
(February 17)

Wildkitten Dance Camp & Registration
(February 18)

Classical Concert Series: Mozart-A Jekyll & Hyde Sort of Guy (Verona Library)
(February 23)  

Guys Read (Fitchburg Library)
(February 23)

Tech Take Apart (Fitchburg Library)
(February 24)

Madison Youth Choirs Audition
(January 4)

Childrens Theater of Madison Winter Session
(begins Jan. 14)

Spring Flag Football, Soccer, T-Ball & Cheer League Registration through I9 Sports
(save $40 if done by Jan. 27)

Youth Volleyball Skills Clinic (En español)
(Jan. 27)

Tween Sewing (Fitchburg Library)
(Jan. 31)

December Natatorium Schedule

Family Game Day (Verona Library)
(Dec. 29)

Boys & Girls Lacrosse Clinic (grades 2-8)

(Dec. 27-28)

Meet Santa's Reindeer (Verona Library)
(Dec. 10)

Girls Coding Day (Madison Public Library)
(Dec. 10)

Verona Hometown Days and Trolley Rides!
(Dec. 2-3)

Madison Youth Choirs Introductory Choirs (for Kids age 7-10)
(Sign up this month for February to May 2017)

Madison Youth Choirs Audition

(November 16)

Garage Sale High School Fundraiser (at school)
(Nov. 19, 9-2pm)

Barnes & Noble Maker's Faire
(Nov. 5-6)


October Natatorium Schedule

Children's Theater of Madison Fall Session Registration
(Fall Session Oct. 8-Dec. 17)

30th Annual Verona Area Cross Country Pumpkin Run
(Oct. 17) 

Koats for Kids Distribution Location
(Oct. 15, Oct. 20)

Badger Prairie Needs Network Clothing Drive for Families in Need
(Oct. 11)

Autumn Color Ball (Verona Library)
(Oct. 9)

September Natatorium Schedule

i9 Sports Leagues (flag football, soccer, basketball, teeball, cheer) 

Girls Wildcat Youth Lacrosse Camp
(Sept. 25)

Make a Wish "Walk for Wishes"

(Sept. 18)

Madison Youth Choirs Registration for Sept. - Dec.

Pure Sweat Basketball Training Academy 
(Starts Sept. 19-Nov. 3)

Family Safety Day (Middleton Fire Dept.) 
(Sept. 10)

Shot Dr. Academy (basketball fall training sessions and shooting clinics)
(Sept. 6-Oct. 26)

SUMMER 2016: 

Click here for Summer Camp Listing

i9 Sports Leagues (flag football, soccer, basketball, teeball, cheer) 

Click here for WEEKLY events happening at local Schools/Libraries

Opening Pathways Exhibit at Verona library
(highlights individuals with disabilities capacities 
to flow into community)
(July 18-Aug. 5)

iD Tech Summer Programs (held in 150 locations around country)
(Register by June 1)

Music & Art Lessons at Rhapsody: Summer 2016 (for all ages)

UW-Madison Summer Arts Camps 2016 (Dance, Theater, Music, Visual Art)

Auburn Reading Center Summer Programming

(June 13-August 26)

Verona Area Youth Team Tennis
(June 28-July 21)

Children's Theater of Madison Summer Programming

(Sessions start June 20)

Verona Recreational Instructional Softball (deadline June 1)
(Starts June 13)

Pure Sweat Basketball Training Academy
(June 13-Sept. 4)

Wisconsin Youth Camp for Verona Wildcats
(June 13-Aug. 19)

Children's Theater of Madison Introductory Choir Week-Long Classes
(Starts mid-June)

AUGUST 2016:
Girl Scouts Sign-Up Night-Verona Public Library
(Aug. 23)

Verona Area School District Summer Book Mobile

(Aug 16)

Wildkitten Dance Camp: Where the Wild Things Are (with performance that night)
(Aug 18)

JULY 2016:
Comedy Night Fundraiser for Badger Prairie Needs Network
(July 2)

Tween Craft Wednesday: Henna (Verona Library)

(July 13)

First Act Children's Theater Exploration Camps - Daring Dragons
(July 18-22)

JUNE 2016:
Verona Days Festival (schedule for families)
(June 2-5)

SRP Kick-Off Celebration (Verona Library)
(June 11)

First Act Children's Theater Exploration Camp - Marvelous Mermaids
(June 13-17)

Open Video Gaming (Verona Library)
(June 14-July 22)

STEM Tuesdays (Verona Library)
(June 14-July 22)

Tween Craft Wednesday: Sharpie Tie Dye (Verona Library)
(June 15)

Do You Know If Your Kids are Safe? (FREE seminar by Junior League of Madison)
(June 16)

Read It & Eat It Kids' Book Group (Verona Library)
(June 22) 

Mary Poppins Performance by Verona Area Community Theater
(June 17, 18, 23, 24, 25)

Tween Craft Wednesday: Nebulas (Verona Library)
(June 29)

MAY 2016:

VASD Community Workshop on Community Growth/Student Enrollment for Future Schools:
•Thur. May 19, 9:30-11:30am at the Verona Library
•Thur. May 19, 6-8pm at Sugar Creek Elementary
•Tue. May 24, 6-8pm at the Fitchburg Library
VASD K-12 Art Show at the Verona Public Library
(May 2-May 31 during library open hours)

VASD K-12 Art Show at the Fitchburg Public Library
(May 4-May 31 during library open hours)

May Schedule for Verona Area Natatorium

Read Like a Girl Book Club (Fitchburg Library)
(May 4)

Verona Public Library 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
(May 7)

Balloon-Powered Cars (Fitchburg Library)
(May 13)

Madison Youth Choirs Tryouts
(Boys: May 16 or 23; Girls: 14, 15 or June 5)

Verona Youth Volleyball Skills Clinic (también en español)
(May 20)

Word on the Street 5k Run/Walk (Verona Library sponsored)
(May 21)

Bandits of Tomorrow Softball Clinic (hosted on VAHS softball fields)
(May 22)

APRIL 2016:
Verona Area Natatorium April Schedule

Legos at the Library (Fitchburg Library)
(April 9)

Verona Area Pre-Season Warm-Up Softball Clinic (focuses on fundamentals)
(April 10)

Read Like a Girl Book Club (Fitchburg Library)
(April 13)

"High School Musical Jr." by Verona Area Community Theater
(April 14-16)

Verona Youth Volleyball Skills Clinic (también en español)
(April 15)

Verona Area Softball Skills Assessment (deadline April 10)
(April 17)

Mother/Daughter Book Club (Fitchburg Library)
(April 20)

"Bring it On" the Musical by Verona Area Community Theater
(April 21-23)

STEM NIGHT at Savanna Oaks Middle School
(April 21)

Earth Day Challenge (Fitchburg Library)
(April 23) 

VAHS Children's Carnival (VAHS)
(April 23)

Marshmallow Builders (Fitchburg Library)
(April 26)

Girl Scouts "Girl Time" event (Fitchburg Library)
(April 28)

MARCH 2016:
Cooking with Jamie (Fitchburg Library)
(March 31)

Minions Movie (Verona Library)
(March 31)

Block Party (Verona Library)
(March 29)

Banned Books Storytime (Fitchburg Library)
(March 28)

Shopkins Trading Party (Verona Library)
(March 28)

"Egg"stravaganza (Fitchburg Library)
(March 25)

Open Video Gaming (Verona Library)
(March 25)

Legos at the Fitchburg Library
(March 19)

What is Music Therapy (by Rhapsody Arts Center in Verona)
(Friday, March 18)

Annual Art Contest by Rhapsody Art Center

(Due Friday, March 18)

Guys Read (Fitchburg Library)
(March 17)

Mother Daughter Book Club (Fitchburg Library)
(March 16)

Verona Youth Volleyball Skills Clinic
 (también en español)
(March 11)

Teen Library Council (Fitchburg Library)
(March 8)

Festival Choir of Madison Concert
(March 5)

Creating Perler Beads - Fitchburg Library
(Feb. 1)

Wildkitten "Love to Dance" Camp (and performance that evening at girls bball game!)
(Feb. 6)

Legos at the Library - Fitchburg Library
(Feb. 6)

Paper Mache Box Art - Fitchburg Library
(Feb. 8)

Teen Library Council - Fitchburg Library
(Feb. 11)

Valentines Day After Party - Fitchburg Library
(Feb. 15)

Mother Daughter Book Club - Fitchburg Library
(Feb. 17)

Guys Read - Fitchburg Library
(Feb. 18)

Fundraising Concert for VASD Family Assistance Fund - Verona
(Feb. 21)

Coloring for Teens - Fitchburg Library
(Feb. 24)

A-Maze-ing Mazes - Fitchburg Library
(Feb. 26)

Leap Year Crafts - Fitchburg Library
(Feb. 29)

Madison Youth Choirs Sign Up Period
(Sign up through Feb. 13)

Verona Youth Volleyball Skills Clinic (también en español)
(Feb. 19)

Natatorium Winter Schedule and Information
(all winter)

Children's Theater of Madison Winter/Spring Session Sign Up
(Sign up through Jan. 16)

I Am Unique (Fitchburg Library)
(Jan. 5)

Iron Chef (Fitchburg Library)
(Jan. 6)

Read Like a Girl (Fitchburg Library)
(Jan. 6)

Madison Youth Choirs Audition (Grades 5-12)
(Jan. 6)

Ultimate Box Build-a-Thon (Fitchburg Library)
(Jan. 8)

No Sew Pillows (Fitchburg Library)
(Jan. 13)

Jr. Science & Engineering Night (Sponsored by VAHS "Project Lead the Way")
(Jan. 14)

Teen Library Council (Fitchburg Library)
(Jan. 14)

Verona Youth Volleyball Skills Clinic (también en español)
(Jan. 15)

Mother/Daughter Book Club (Fitchburg Library)
(Jan. 20)

Camp Manito•Wish YMCA Camp Information & Enrollment Night
(Jan. 20)

Guys Read (Fitchburg Library)
(Jan. 21)

Mystery Bag Challenge (Fitchburg Library)
(Jan. 22)

Verona Lacrosse Parent Kick Off Night
(Jan. 26)

Minute to Win It (Fitchburg Library)
(Jan. 28)

Children's Theater of Madison Winter/Spring Session
Begins Jan. 16

Verona Area Community Natatorium December Schedule
(for full month)

Verona Area International School Confucius Classroom Designation Celebration
(Dec. 5)

Nutcracker Ballet (Verona Performing Arts Center)
(Dec. 12)

Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5k, 10k hosted at VAHS (honoring senior, Sophie Kooiman)
(Dec. 12)

Verona Youth Volleyball Skills Clinic (también en español)
(Dec. 18)

Santa's Gift Shop (for youth to shop for parents)
(Dec. 20)

Verona Lacrosse "Learn to Play" Winter Clinic
(Dec. 28-29)

Verona Holiday Basketball Skills Camp
(Dec. 28-30)

Verona Area Natatorium November Schedule
(Month of November)

FREE English Class for Parents
(Oct. 12-Dec. 9)

Teen Paint Night (Fitchburg Library)
(Nov. 2)

Chili Cook-Off (Verona Library)
(Nov. 6)

Verona Youth Hockey TRY IT FREE
(Nov. 7)

Read Like a Girl Book Club (Fitchburg Library)
(Nov. 11)

Teen Library Council (Fitchburg Library)
(Nov. 12)

FREE DENTAL CARE for kids: Madison College Dental Hygiene Clinic
(Nov. 13)

Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair (for Verona Area Educational Foundation)
(Nov. 14)

Thankful Turkey Books (Fitchburg Library)
(Nov. 16)

Parent Support Network Meeting on Drugs/Alcohol
(Nov. 16)

Verona Youth Wrestling Club Sign Up 
(Nov. 18)

Madison Youth Choirs Auditions
(Nov. 18)

Mother/Daughter Book Club (Fitchburg Library)
(Nov. 18)

Guys Read Fitchburg Library Program
(Nov. 19)

Youth Volleyball Skills Clinic (también en español)
(Nov. 20)

Heartland's 5th Annual Thanksgiving For the Turkeys
(Nov. 22)

Bling Your Room (decorating wall switch covers for Middle/High schoolers)
(Nov. 23)

FREE English Class for Parents
(Oct. 12-Dec. 9)

Verona Area Natatorium October Schedule
(Month of October)

Sign up for Verona Youth Hockey
(throughout October)

Badger Prairie Needs Network Thanksgiving Food Basket Sign Up
(Deadline Oct. 31)

The Monster Mash--ages 2-6 (Fitchburg Library)
(Oct. 2)

Children's Theater of Madison (CTM) Fall Session
(Fall Session begins Oct. 3)