Springing into Spring

Last night’s early snowfall felt more Christmas inspired than anything else. While heavy, it was beautiful. This morning I awoke to a picturesque landscape reminiscent of a Kincaid portrait. I smiled knowing in a month or so that this would all be a distant memory. Soon, spring will wrap us in her arms and take us back into outdoor spaces and scenery.

I love all seasons in Madison because each ushers in unique opportunities to see and savor town. But if I had to choose, spring is my favorite season. Sometimes snow does more than cover the ground. Our enthusiasm can be left by the wayside in winter, but on Wednesday, March 20th, spring returns to us. And so should our renewed optimism for all things Madison.

In honor of the impending season, here’s a quick reminder of some excellent things happening this March.

Short Stories: Storytime with Miss B is this Thursday, March 7th @ 10:30. A stroll into town for something fun at one of our quaintest shops is the perfect way to welcome spring.

Madison Mud: Madison Mud is celebrating 5 years in business. On Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th they’re hosting an open house. With snacks, demos, and free hand building there’s no excuse not to swing by and celebrate.

The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts is getting festive and on Saturday, March 16th they’re hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Storytime and Craft between 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. For specifics and to pre-register, please visit here.

And while these events are just a glimpse into the goodness of our town, don’t forget about obvious adventures. Walks to Dodge Field, revamped trails in Summerhill Park, an ice cream at McCool’s, a visit to the Madison Pet Shop, or a browse through Tons of Toys. Additionally, our tiny tots love being spectators at middle school and high school sporting events. Consider taking your little ones to see the big kids play.

I’ve found the simplest outings make for the biggest smiles.

This town is full of events, options, and quality, kind people. As we get ready to welcome a new season, consider sharing your favorite spring activity with us. Stay optimistic, Madison. Spring is on the way.