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Madison Area Gluten Intolerance Chapter

Meetings and Events

Members meet on the second Saturday of each month, from 10 am to Noon (except in January and August) at the Prairie Park Apartments. The address is 6530 Schroeder Road. The building is on the corner of Schroeder and Struck, just south of the Post Office. Please arrive early as the entry way is security locked.

We enjoy a variety of activities, including updates on research news and celiac disease in the media, speakers from the medical community, opportunities to try new gluten-free products, recipe sharing, and potluck celebrations.

2014 Meeting Schedule

Saturday, October 11
Saturday, November 8
Saturday, December 13

Upcoming MAGIC Meetings and Events

August

No meeting this month. Details of September's meeting will be listed when available.

Saturday, September 13 - Speaker: Holly Beach of Silly Yak Bakery

Holly is the founding owner of Silly Yak Bakery. She will present on gluten-free baking, tips and tricks. Find out why some things turn out and others don't. Holly has been baking gluten-free since June of 2002. The Silly Yak bakery is a full-time certified gluten-free baking facility that offers gluten-free breads and desserts made from scratch. They also offer casein-free, gluten-free items and egg-free, casein-free, gluten-free items.

Food Pantry Items Needed:    Please consider bringing a gluten free item to donate to the food pantry. They can take everything GF such as mixes, soups, pasta, cereal, breads, crackers, rice. Baking mixes and foods that kids enjoy are particularly appreciated.

Upcoming Community and Other Events

The following events are listed as a service to members. They are neither sponsored by nor endorsed by MAGIC.

Saturday, September 20    2014 Wisconsin Gluten Free Expo

The Expo returns this year to the Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center. This is a popular event with a good number of vendors -- check the web site for details.

Address: 3000 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, WI 53095
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: $7 for adults 13 and over, $5 for kids 4-12, free for kids 3 years and under

Wednesday, October 1    Gluten-Free Gala and Hy-Vee in Fitchburg

This is the first Gluten Free Gala for the newest Hy-Vee in the Madison area. This event is all about trying it before you buy it! Come sample old favorites and some brand new gluten-free products from popular vendors, take home tasty gluten-free recipes.

Address: 2920 Fitchrona Road, Fitchburg, WI 53719
Time: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 11    Free Screening Day 2014 at the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center will hold its Annual Free Blood Screening, plus Q&A Panel and Gluten-Free Vendor Fair on October 11th, 2014, from 9 am to 1pm.

All are welcome! To be screened, you must consume gluten daily for 12 weeks prior to the test. Pre-registration is mandatory. Registration opens on September 15. You must have a risk factor such as a close relative with celiac disease, a related condition or a symptom in order to register. This test is not available for children under 2 years of age.

A more detailed list of related conditions is available here.
To learn more about symptoms of celiac disease, click here.

These events will be held at The University of Chicago Medicine, Duchossis Center for Advanced Medicine. Don't forget, the Q&A Panel and Gluten-Free Vendor Fair do not require registration and are free and open to all! Check out the web site for more info.