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12 BRAVA MAGAZINE | AUGUST 2014 CONNECT ENGAGING COMMUNITY /BRAVAmagazine @bravamagazine @bravamagazine OUT + ABOUT HELP US CRAFT A BETTER BRAVA! This month you'll find the annual BRAVA readership survey in your mailboxes. Please fill it out—your answers help us create a better BRAVA! Your invaluable input helps us refine BRAVA Magazine and BRAVA events to ensure we're providing content and opportunities that suit your interests. Thanks in advance! DIVULGE BRAVA-SPONSORED EVENTS Aug. 7 | BRAVA Salon Enjoy culture and conversation and meet author Michelle Wildgen for a discussion of her latest book, "Bread & Butter," at this delectable event featuring food from Madison Originals, beer samples, foodie pop-up boutiques and music by Beth Kille. $25 advance, $30 at the door. Includes dinner and two beverages. Wisconsin Brewing Company, 1079 American Way, Verona. Aug. 13 | Brava Women's Leadership Workshop Series With Darcy Luoma Enroll in this life-coaching series to transform your abilities, overcome obstacles, identify goals, connect with dynamic women and gain skills for work, life and relationships. This workshop focuses on conflict as opportunity. 8-11:45 a.m. Madison Museum of Contem- porary Art, Madison. $135 for the remaining series; $50 for individual workshops. Register: Aug. 23 | Wonder Ball: Go Wild With Wonder It's untamed fun at this annual black-tie gala to raise funds that ensure all kids can visit Madison Children's Museum. Stay for the after-party Wonder Prom—gala crash- ers welcome! Gala 6 p.m., after-party 9:30 p.m. Madison Children's Museum, Madison. Sept. 5 | Rhumba 4 Rainbow Come dance! Salsa dance instruction, live music, celebrity and professional dance contests, raffle and more fun. 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison. Tickets: (608) 255-7356. Sept. 18 | THRIVE Connections Series It's for the latest BRAVA event! THRIVE Connections luncheons offer all women the occasion to connect, grow and learn through interactive, distinctive gatherings with inspiring topics. For September: "How to be the best you—learn to thrive." UW Health's Dr. Shilagh Mirgain shares her mindfulness expertise. Tickets $30. The Madison Concourse, 1 W. Dayton, Madison. Register: WHAT IS YOUR MANTRA? WHAT GO-TO WORDS GET YOU THROUGH STRESSFUL MOMENTS? "DO SOMETHING EVERY DAY THAT SCARES ME." –LAURA GMEINDER, FITCHBURG "LET GO AND LET GOD." –DIANA SCHRAMER, SUN PRAIRIE "COMPARISON IS THE THIEF OF JOY." –HELENE TORTORICI, MADISON "I AM ENOUGH!" –KIM HURD, VERONA "LET'S KEEP MOVING!" –JO JEAN KEHL JANUS, MIDDLETON

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