Jul
17
to Jul 21

Wisconsin American Legion Annual Convention - Madison Marriott West, Middleton, WI

     Be sure to set these dates on your calendar for this all important annual event.  As in the past this is a terrific time for fellow Legionnaires and the Auxiliary and SAL members, Legion Riders to gather to make plans for the next year in continuing our service to Veterans.  Your presence is truly needed at this convention.
     Further details will be provided as soon as guidance comes out.  There will be numerous programs available which will increase your ability to be a more effective Legionnaire.  There will be speakers, vendor tables, and raffles for your benefit.  Come and share the fellowship.

 Registration Materials and schedule can be found at:

https://wilegion.org/page/content/about/2019-department-convention

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Jul
19
to Jul 21

Janesville Warbird Weekend 2019 and Swing & Wings 2019

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Janesville Warbird Weekend 2019 and Swing & Wings 2019

July 19-21, 2019, Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport, Janesville, WI

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Daily

Websites: https://jvl19.splashthat.com and https://swingwings2019.splashthat.com

Warbird air-rides, ground-tours, live 1940’s music, WWII reenactors, food and ice cream vendors. B-29 FIFI, B-24 Diamond Lil, AC-47 Spooky Gunship, A-1 Skyraider,, C-45 Expeditor, P-51 Mustang, T-6 Texan, PT-13 Stearman, and much more! Fly-over from 100 Beechcraft Bonanzas. Bessie’s Diner, Steve’s Deli Dogs, Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, and Veebo’s Pizza. 2nd Annual 1940’s Swing & Wings hangar dance Saturday night July 20th. Visit the website for ticket information.

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Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Tear down of Convention, pack vehicles to return to American Legion Post 501

The final need is again about a dozen able bodied folks to assist in the clean up on Sunday, July 21st, to clear out the vendor tables, take down the stage in the main auditorium, pack up flags and holders, move chairs, clean out the registration booths, and what ever. Work will begin late morning (approximately 11:00 am), so as not to disturb the closing ceremonies. We should be able to finish mid afternoon, if we get enough helpers. Again, if you only have time in the AM or PM, we still need your assistance. It is a good time to payback for all that your service has provided you. We look forward to working with you.

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Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie
Jul
25
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie

Our Legion Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie is working well.  This gathering doesn't involve business talk, nor work at the post, nor fund raising.  We invite all veterans and their spouses are welcome to stop in sometime between 9 am till Noon, on Thursday, July 25th, for some coffee, some conversation, possibly a card game or two, and for those who come hungry - maybe some donuts, kringle or what have you.

Card games could include cribbage, Euchre, penny anti poker or spades, hearts or sheepshead, checkers or chess, dominoes, roulette - what ever tuns your crank. Not only are fellow legionnaires welcome, but also VFW, Navy League, MOAA, ROA, Active Duty from all branches of service and we'll even allow Marine Corps league vets in, so help us Lord.

Come and join the fun, relaxation and just visiting with fellow vets and other Warriors, who like all of us, have at one time, and even currently, marched in boots.

Come early, stay as long as you wish.  We might ask for a $1 donation to cover the treats, but that will not be an entrance requirement.  Just bring your self, and a fellow vet if you know one, all will be welcome with a good attitude and a willingness to spend some time together.

If you can't make this coffee, check our Post 501 calendar for the scheduled date in the next month and add to your personal calendar.  We look forward to sharing time with you.
See PowerPoint flyer below.

COFFEE & CARDS FLYER

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Jul
26
3:00 PM15:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at The East Side Club (Weather Permitting)

Post 501’s Brat Fest at The East Side Club (Weather Permitting)

Date: Friday, July 26

Food Sales: 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: The East Side Club
3735 Monona Drive
Monona, WI

Brats, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be available.

Volunteers Needed: (minimum of 3 people) Jerry Schultz, cashier, server(s)
Setup: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Point of contact: Jerry Schultz (244-7716) or send note via the CONTACT US tab on this website.

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Jul
27
8:30 AM08:30

Post 501 House Committee Meeting

      The House Committee will meet to discuss those activities involving maintaining the Post facilities, fund raising.  The committee members will address those items which come before the members involving such things as preparation for the breakfasts, brat fests, dinners, cleaning of the facility, and maintenance of the outside appearance, including the parking lot and landscaping.
     Next House Committee Meeting is Sep. 28.

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Jul
27
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is conducted to plan events which our post conducts in order to raise funds and/or provide services to veterans and their families such as yourselves. Meetings are open to any Legionnaire.  Join us to participate in the planning of Legion business.
     Next scheduled Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting is August 30th.

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Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at Metro Market

    Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest is scheduled for Saturday, August 3, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.  We are very excited to serve again at the Metro Market location.  Their support for our brat fest is terrific.  We have updated our supply list and should now will have sufficient brats, hot dogs, and buns. And now also we will be offering fresh made hamburgers!
     Tables are available on the Metro Market patio, so you can sit and enjoy a fresh off the grill brat and/or hot dog.  The full brat meal at $5 includes chips (just don't take the Cheetos - one of our volunteers needs those to get through the day :) ) and a soft drink or water.
     Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats $4 (full meal at $5), hamburgers $4 (full meal $5), and hot dogs $2 (full meal $3).   All come with or without buns, condiments, and full meals come with soda or water, and a wide selection of salted chips. 
    Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run in on foot for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats, burgers and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow veterans? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  It would be great if a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghan could provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.
    Because of the popularity of this brat fest, we encourage you to come early due to the fact that in the past we have run out of the famous Johnsonville brats.
     Next Brat Fest is Saturday, August 24, at Metro Market .
          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Aug
9
3:00 PM15:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at The East Side Club (Weather Permitting)

Post 501’s Brat Fest at The East Side Club (Weather Permitting)

Date: Friday, August 9

Food Sales: 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: The East Side Club
3735 Monona Drive
Monona, WI

Brats, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be available.

Volunteers Needed: (minimum of 3 people) Jerry Schultz, cashier, server(s)
Setup: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Point of contact: Jerry Schultz (244-7716) or send note via the CONTACT US tab on this website.

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Aug
10
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

     Full Breakfast: Join us, open to the public, American Legion membership not required. Bring your family and friends for a wide variety of breakfast choices -- pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage gravy on biscuits, bacon, sausage links, toast, coffee, milk, juice, and applesauce.   NOTE - pancakes are all you can eat, just ask the server for more, but be sure you have a clean plate - no take home leftovers. 
     Take a break from making breakfast at home with no dirty dishes to cleanup. Prices are very reasonable, much less than you might find at the fast food restaurants and cafes.  It’s a great time to visit with old friends, or even meet new ones.
     CHECK OUT OUR REVISED MENU:
Item #
#1    Pancakes and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#2    Pancakes, egg and sausage or bacon -- $6.50
#3    Eggs, toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.00
#4    Meat Gravy on biscuits -- $5.50
#5    Meat Gravy on biscuits with eggs -- $6.50
#6    French toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#7    Pancakes Only (No Meat) -- $4.50
#8    Eggs and toast (No Meat) -- $4.00

Children 10 and under -- $3.50 any meal choice

Beverages included:  coffee, milk, juice
Extra Hash browns -- $1.00
Extra 3 Sausage links -- $1.00
Extra 2 Bacon strips -- $1.00
Extra 2 scrambled eggs -- $1.00

Please come and visit us the 2nd Saturday of every month. We look forward to seeing you!

     Don't forget to put your name in the jar for a free future breakfast! 
     By the way, if you really want to have fun, volunteer an hour, or more, to help serve good folks; dining help in the noisy kitchen, or sit at the cashier table.  Just contact the Post 501 at 244-7716 and simply leave name and phone number and a willingness to help out. This is our major fund raiser which supports veterans and their families. See our link to programs which Post 501 supports.
     Post breakfasts are always the 2nd Saturday of the month, 7:30-11:00 a.m., 12 months of the year.
     Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / Business Meeting

     Always conducted on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at Post 501 Clubhouse, 105 Dempsey Road, here in Madison. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm, u-u-u-usually finishing within an hour. An informal hour follows for those who wish to socialize with fellow veterans.
     Business of the American Legion Severson-Cairns Post #501 is conducted at this meeting. Plans are made for future services for veterans and families; fundraising is a continuous critical need. 
     Plan on attending. Our meetings are open to any Legionnaire past or present, who have an interest in just what goes on in "post active" and "reserve service". Come and see veterans who, like yourself have marched, floated or flown on active duty for at least one day or more, during times of conflict. Served in or near combat zones, in support activities or have a book of questions that need to be answered. We want to hear about you, the part you played....... all the details from those who were really there.  Hidden and amazing.  Come, raise a toast to our country and the part you and others played to keep it free and safe! As you know FREEDOM is not free. It costs dearly!
     What goes on here at the Legion is all about you and stays at the legion!  It really helps  all.
     Next meeting scheduled:  Wednesday, September 11.

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Aug
16
3:00 PM15:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at The East Side Club (Weather Permitting)

Post 501’s Brat Fest at The East Side Club (Weather Permitting)

Date: Friday, August 16

Food Sales: 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: The East Side Club
3735 Monona Drive
Monona, WI

Brats, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be available.

Volunteers Needed: (minimum of 3 people) Jerry Schultz, cashier, server(s)
Setup: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Point of contact: Jerry Schultz (244-7716) or send note via the CONTACT US tab on this website.

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Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie
Aug
22
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie

Our Legion Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie is working well.  This gathering doesn't involve business talk, nor work at the post, nor fund raising.  We invite all veterans and their spouses are welcome to stop in sometime between 9 am till Noon, on Thursday, August 22nd, for some coffee, some conversation, possibly a card game or two, and for those who come hungry - maybe some donuts, kringle or what have you.

Card games could include cribbage, Euchre, penny anti poker or spades, hearts or sheepshead, checkers or chess, dominoes, roulette - what ever tuns your crank. Not only are fellow legionnaires welcome, but also VFW, Navy League, MOAA, ROA, Active Duty from all branches of service and we'll even allow Marine Corps league vets in, so help us Lord.

Come and join the fun, relaxation and just visiting with fellow vets and other Warriors, who like all of us, have at one time, and even currently, marched in boots.

Come early, stay as long as you wish.  We might ask for a $1 donation to cover the treats, but that will not be an entrance requirement.  Just bring your self, and a fellow vet if you know one, all will be welcome with a good attitude and a willingness to spend some time together.

If you can't make this coffee, check our Post 501 calendar for the scheduled date in the next month and add to your personal calendar.  We look forward to sharing time with you.
See PowerPoint flyer below.

COFFEE & CARDS FLYER

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Aug
23
3:00 PM15:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at The East Side Club (Weather Permitting)

Post 501’s Brat Fest at The East Side Club (Weather Permitting)

Date: Friday, August 23

Food Sales: 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: The East Side Club
3735 Monona Drive
Monona, WI

Brats, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be available.

Volunteers Needed: (minimum of 3 people) Jerry Schultz, cashier, server(s)
Setup: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Point of contact: Jerry Schultz (244-7716) or send note via the CONTACT US tab on this website.

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Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at Metro Market / Legion Baseball Fundraiser

American Legion Baseball Team sponsored by Post 501, 7-8-2018.

American Legion Baseball Team sponsored by Post 501, 7-8-2018.

    Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest is scheduled for Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.  This particular brat fest will be a fundraiser for our Post's Legion Baseball Team.  We are very excited to serve again at the Metro Market location.  Their support for our brat fest is terrific.  We have updated our supply list and should now will have sufficient brats, hot dogs, and buns. And now also we will be offering fresh made hamburgers!
     Tables are available on the Metro Market patio, so you can sit and enjoy a fresh off the grill brat and/or hot dog.  The full brat meal at $5 includes chips (just don't take the Cheetos - one of our volunteers needs those to get through the day :) ) and a soft drink or water.
     Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats $4 (full meal at $5), hamburgers $4 (full meal $5), and hot dogs $2 (full meal $3).   All come with or without buns, condiments, and full meals come with soda or water, and a wide selection of salted chips. 
    Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run in on foot for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats, burgers and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow veterans? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  It would be great if a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghan could provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.
    Because of the popularity of this brat fest, we encourage you to come early due to the fact that in the past we have run out of the famous Johnsonville brats.

          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501 Legion Baseball Team.

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Aug
30
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is conducted to plan events which our post conducts in order to raise funds and/or provide services to veterans and their families such as yourselves. Meetings are open to any Legionnaire.  Join us to participate in the planning of Legion business.
     Next scheduled Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting is Sep. 28.

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Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

40 et 8 Brat Fest at Metro Market / Fundraiser for Nurses Training

40-8 Brat fest.jpg

The 40 et 8 brat fest is scheduled for Saturday, August 31, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.   This fund raiser is being held in support of our nurses training for the Honor Society of the American Veterans (40 et 8). 
     Tables are available on the Metro Market patio, so you can sit and enjoy a fresh off the grill brat, hamburger, and/or hot dog.
     Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats, hamburgers, and hot dogs.  All come with or without buns, condiments, and full meals come with soda or water, and a wide selection of salted chips. 
    Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run in on foot for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats, burgers and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow Voyageurs? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.

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Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at Metro Market

    Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest is scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.  We are very excited to serve again at the Metro Market location.  Their support for our brat fest is terrific.  We have updated our supply list and should now will have sufficient brats, hot dogs, and buns. And now also we will be offering fresh made hamburgers!
     Tables are available on the Metro Market patio, so you can sit and enjoy a fresh off the grill brat and/or hot dog.  The full brat meal at $5 includes chips (just don't take the Cheetos - one of our volunteers needs those to get through the day :) ) and a soft drink or water.
     Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats $4 (full meal at $5), hamburgers $4 (full meal $5), and hot dogs $2 (full meal $3).   All come with or without buns, condiments, and full meals come with soda or water, and a wide selection of salted chips. 
    Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run in on foot for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats, burgers and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow veterans? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  It would be great if a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghan could provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.
    Because of the popularity of this brat fest, we encourage you to come early due to the fact that in the past we have run out of the famous Johnsonville brats.
     Next Brat Fest is Saturday, October 5 at Metro Market.
          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / Business Meeting

  Always conducted on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at Post 501 Clubhouse, 105 Dempsey Road, here in Madison. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm, u-u-u-usually finishing within an hour. An informal hour follows for those who wish to socialize with fellow veterans.
     Business of the American Legion Severson-Cairns Post #501 is conducted at this meeting. Plans are made for future services for veterans and families; fundraising is a continuous critical need.
     Plan on attending. Our meetings are open to any Legionnaire past or present, who have an interest in just what goes on in "post active" and "reserve service". Come and see veterans who, like yourself have marched, floated or flown on active duty for at least one day or more, during times of conflict. Served in or near combat zones, in support activities or have a book of questions that need to be answered. We want to hear about you, the part you played....... all the details from those who were really there.  Hidden and amazing.  Come, raise a toast to our country and the part you and others played to keep it free and safe! As you know FREEDOM is not free. It costs dearly!
     What goes on here at the Legion is all about you and stays at the legion!  It really helps  all.
     Next meeting scheduled:  Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

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Sep
14
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

     Full Breakfast: Join us, open to the public, American Legion membership not required. Bring your family and friends for a wide variety of breakfast choices -- pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage gravy on biscuits, bacon, sausage links, toast, coffee, milk, juice, and applesauce.   NOTE - pancakes are all you can eat, just ask the server for more, but be sure you have a clean plate - no take home leftovers. 
     Take a break from making breakfast at home with no dirty dishes to cleanup. Prices are very reasonable, much less than you might find at the fast food restaurants and cafes.  It’s a great time to visit with old friends, or even meet new ones.
     CHECK OUT OUR REVISED MENU:
Item #
#1    Pancakes and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#2    Pancakes, egg and sausage or bacon -- $6.50
#3    Eggs, toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.00
#4    Meat Gravy on biscuits -- $5.50
#5    Meat Gravy on biscuits with eggs -- $6.50
#6    French toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#7    Pancakes Only (No Meat) -- $4.50
#8    Eggs and toast (No Meat) -- $4.00

Children 10 and under -- $3.50 any meal choice

Beverages included:  coffee, milk, juice
Extra Hash browns -- $1.00
Extra 3 Sausage links -- $1.00
Extra 2 Bacon strips -- $1.00
Extra 2 scrambled eggs -- $1.00

Please come and visit us the 2nd Saturday of every month. We look forward to seeing you!

     Don't forget to put your name in the jar for a free future breakfast! 
     By the way, if you really want to have fun, volunteer an hour, or more, to help serve good folks; dining help in the noisy kitchen, or sit at the cashier table.  Just contact the Post 501 at 244-7716 and simply leave name and phone number and a willingness to help out. This is our major fund raiser which supports veterans and their families. See our link to programs which Post 501 supports.
     Post breakfasts are always the 2nd Saturday of the month, 7:30-11:00 a.m., 12 months of the year.
     Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Dane County 40 et 8 Voiture 683 Potluck / Meeting at Legion Post 501

    The Dane County 40 et 8 Voiture meets at the American Legion Post 501 in Madison for their September meeting.  Potluck meal begins at 6:00, bring a good dish to pass, one your family always will come home for, and enjoy the sharing of activities with a French flair.  The meeting follows at 7:00 pm.  The Dane county 40 et 8 meets on a rotational basis at various Legion posts - for this September meeting it is Post 501's time to provide a space to meet.
    While the 40 et 8 is not a Legion sponsored organization, many members of Post 501 do belong.  Ask a member to share thoughts on joining; you must be sponsored, and also must be a person of good stature.  You might want to check out the 40 et 8 website, www.fortyandeight.org,for further details.  We look forward to seeing you here.

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Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie
Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie

Our Legion Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie is working well.  This gathering doesn't involve business talk, nor work at the post, nor fund raising.  We invite all veterans and their spouses are welcome to stop in sometime between 9 am till Noon, on Thursday, September 19th, for some coffee, some conversation, possibly a card game or two, and for those who come hungry - maybe some donuts, kringle or what have you.

Card games could include cribbage, Euchre, penny anti poker or spades, hearts or sheepshead, checkers or chess, dominoes, roulette - what ever tuns your crank. Not only are fellow legionnaires welcome, but also VFW, Navy League, MOAA, ROA, Active Duty from all branches of service and we'll even allow Marine Corps league vets in, so help us Lord.

Come and join the fun, relaxation and just visiting with fellow vets and other Warriors, who like all of us, have at one time, and even currently, marched in boots.

Come early, stay as long as you wish.  We might ask for a $1 donation to cover the treats, but that will not be an entrance requirement.  Just bring your self, and a fellow vet if you know one, all will be welcome with a good attitude and a willingness to spend some time together.

If you can't make this coffee, check our Post 501 calendar for the scheduled date in the next month and add to your personal calendar.  We look forward to sharing time with you.
See PowerPoint flyer below.

COFFEE & CARDS FLYER

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Sep
28
8:30 AM08:30

Post 501 House Committee Meeting

      The House Committee will meet to discuss those activities involving maintaining the Post facilities, fund raising.  The committee members will address those items which come before the members involving such things as preparation for the breakfasts, brat fests, dinners, cleaning of the facility, and maintenance of the outside appearance, including the parking lot and landscaping.
     Next House Committee Meeting is Nov 30.

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Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is conducted to plan events which our post conducts in order to raise funds and/or provide services to veterans and their families such as yourselves. Meetings are open to any Legionnaire.  Join us to participate in the planning of Legion business.
     Next scheduled Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting is Oct 19.

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Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at Metro Market

    Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.  We are very excited to serve again at the Metro Market location.  Their support for our brat fest is terrific.  We have updated our supply list and should now will have sufficient brats, hot dogs, and buns. And now also we will be offering fresh made hamburgers!
     Tables are available on the Metro Market patio, so you can sit and enjoy a fresh off the grill brat and/or hot dog.  The full brat meal at $5 includes chips (just don't take the Cheetos - one of our volunteers needs those to get through the day :) ) and a soft drink or water.
     Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats $4 (full meal at $5), hamburgers $4 (full meal $5), and hot dogs $2 (full meal $3).   All come with or without buns, condiments, and full meals come with soda or water, and a wide selection of salted chips. 
    Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run in on foot for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats, burgers and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow veterans? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  It would be great if a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghan could provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.
    Because of the popularity of this brat fest, we encourage you to come early due to the fact that in the past we have run out of the famous Johnsonville brats.

          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / New Member Initiation & Welcome / Business Meeting

  Always conducted on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at Post 501 Clubhouse, 105 Dempsey Road, here in Madison. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm, u-u-u-usually finishing within an hour. An informal hour follows for those who wish to socialize with fellow veterans.
     Business of the American Legion Severson-Cairns Post #501 is conducted at this meeting. Plans are made for future services for veterans and families; fundraising is a continuous critical need.
     Plan on attending. Our meetings are open to any Legionnaire past or present, who have an interest in just what goes on in "post active" and "reserve service". Come and see veterans who, like yourself have marched, floated or flown on active duty for at least one day or more, during times of conflict. Served in or near combat zones, in support activities or have a book of questions that need to be answered. We want to hear about you, the part you played....... all the details from those who were really there.  Hidden and amazing.  Come, raise a toast to our country and the part you and others played to keep it free and safe! As you know FREEDOM is not free. It costs dearly!
     What goes on here at the Legion is all about you and stays at the legion!  It really helps  all.
     Next meeting scheduled:  Wednesday, November 13.

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Oct
12
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

     Full Breakfast: Join us, open to the public, American Legion membership not required. Bring your family and friends for a wide variety of breakfast choices -- pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage gravy on biscuits, bacon, sausage links, toast, coffee, milk, juice, and applesauce.   NOTE - pancakes are all you can eat, just ask the server for more, but be sure you have a clean plate - no take home leftovers. 
     Take a break from making breakfast at home with no dirty dishes to cleanup. Prices are very reasonable, much less than you might find at the fast food restaurants and cafes.  It’s a great time to visit with old friends, or even meet new ones.
     CHECK OUT OUR REVISED MENU:
Item #
#1    Pancakes and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#2    Pancakes, egg and sausage or bacon -- $6.50
#3    Eggs, toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.00
#4    Meat Gravy on biscuits -- $5.50
#5    Meat Gravy on biscuits with eggs -- $6.50
#6    French toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#7    Pancakes Only (No Meat) -- $4.50
#8    Eggs and toast (No Meat) -- $4.00

Children 10 and under -- $3.50 any meal choice

Beverages included:  coffee, milk, juice
Extra Hash browns -- $1.00
Extra 3 Sausage links -- $1.00
Extra 2 Bacon strips -- $1.00
Extra 2 scrambled eggs -- $1.00

Please come and visit us the 2nd Saturday of every month. We look forward to seeing you!

     Don't forget to put your name in the jar for a free future breakfast! 
     By the way, if you really want to have fun, volunteer an hour, or more, to help serve good folks; dining help in the noisy kitchen, or sit at the cashier table.  Just contact the Post 501 at 244-7716 and simply leave name and phone number and a willingness to help out. This is our major fund raiser which supports veterans and their families. See our link to programs which Post 501 supports.
     Post breakfasts are always the 2nd Saturday of the month, 7:30-11:00 a.m., 12 months of the year.
     Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie
Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie

Our Legion Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie is working well.  This gathering doesn't involve business talk, nor work at the post, nor fund raising.  We invite all veterans and their spouses are welcome to stop in sometime between 9 am till Noon, on Thursday, October 17th, for some coffee, some conversation, possibly a card game or two, and for those who come hungry - maybe some donuts, kringle or what have you.

Card games could include cribbage, Euchre, penny anti poker or spades, hearts or sheepshead, checkers or chess, dominoes, roulette - what ever tuns your crank. Not only are fellow legionnaires welcome, but also VFW, Navy League, MOAA, ROA, Active Duty from all branches of service and we'll even allow Marine Corps league vets in, so help us Lord.

Come and join the fun, relaxation and just visiting with fellow vets and other Warriors, who like all of us, have at one time, and even currently, marched in boots.

Come early, stay as long as you wish.  We might ask for a $1 donation to cover the treats, but that will not be an entrance requirement.  Just bring your self, and a fellow vet if you know one, all will be welcome with a good attitude and a willingness to spend some time together.

If you can't make this coffee, check our Post 501 calendar for the scheduled date in the next month and add to your personal calendar.  We look forward to sharing time with you.
See PowerPoint flyer below.

COFFEE & CARDS FLYER

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Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is conducted to plan events which our post conducts in order to raise funds and/or provide services to veterans and their families such as yourselves. Meetings are open to any Legionnaire.  Join us to participate in the planning of Legion business.
     Next scheduled Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting is Nov. 30.

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Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Post 501's Volunteer Appreciation & Convention Volunteers Lunch

     We wish to celebrate all the volunteers who donated their time making Christmas stockings for the VA Hospital, donating items for our garage sales, working our Brat Fests and Breakfasts, painting our clubhouse, and every other way you volunteered.  Also, this is a thank you to all the volunteers who worked at the 2019 Department of WI American Legion State Convention in Madison, WI.
    On Sunday, October 20-, 2019, from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, the Post will host a volunteer Appreciation Day with food, beverages, and social networking for all our wonderful volunteers.   We would be honored to have you join us and let us show you how much you are appreciated and what you mean to us and the community.

American Legion Post 501 and Unit 501.

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Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at Metro Market

    Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest is scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.  We are very excited to serve again at the Metro Market location.  Their support for our brat fest is terrific.  We have updated our supply list and should now will have sufficient brats, hot dogs, and buns. And now also we will be offering fresh made hamburgers!
     Tables are available on the Metro Market patio, so you can sit and enjoy a fresh off the grill brat and/or hot dog.  The full brat meal at $5 includes chips (just don't take the Cheetos - one of our volunteers needs those to get through the day :) ) and a soft drink or water.
     Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats $4 (full meal at $5), hamburgers $4 (full meal $5), and hot dogs $2 (full meal $3).   All come with or without buns, condiments, and full meals come with soda or water, and a wide selection of salted chips. 
    Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run in on foot for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats, burgers and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow veterans? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  It would be great if a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghan could provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.
    Because of the popularity of this brat fest, we encourage you to come early due to the fact that in the past we have run out of the famous Johnsonville brats.

          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Nov
9
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast - All Active Military & Veterans Eat Free

   Full Breakfast:  Join us on Nov. 9th.   All Active Military and Veteran's will have free breakfast (veteran ID required), open to the public, American Legion membership not required. Bring your family and friends for a wide variety of breakfast choices -- pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage gravy on biscuits, bacon, sausage links, toast, coffee, milk, juice, and applesauce.   NOTE - pancakes are all you can eat, just ask the server for more, but be sure you have a clean plate - no take home leftovers. 
     Take a break from making breakfast at home with no dirty dishes to cleanup. Prices are very reasonable, much less than you might find at the fast food restaurants and cafes.  It’s a great time to visit with old friends, or even meet new ones.
     CHECK OUT OUR REVISED MENU:
Item #
#1    Pancakes and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#2    Pancakes, egg and sausage or bacon -- $6.50
#3    Eggs, toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.00
#4    Meat Gravy on biscuits -- $5.50
#5    Meat Gravy on biscuits with eggs -- $6.50
#6    French toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#7    Pancakes Only (No Meat) -- $4.50
#8    Eggs and toast (No Meat) -- $4.00

Children 10 and under -- $3.50 any meal choice

Beverages included:  coffee, milk, juice
Extra Hash browns -- $1.00
Extra 3 Sausage links -- $1.00
Extra 2 Bacon strips -- $1.00
Extra 2 scrambled eggs -- $1.00

Please come and visit us the 2nd Saturday of every month. We look forward to seeing you!

     Don't forget to put your name in the jar for a free future breakfast! 
     By the way, if you really want to have fun, volunteer an hour, or more, to help serve good folks; dining help in the noisy kitchen, or sit at the cashier table.  Just contact the Post 501 at 244-7716 and simply leave name and phone number and a willingness to help out. This is our major fund raiser which supports veterans and their families. See our link to programs which Post 501 supports.
     Post breakfasts are always the 2nd Saturday of the month, 7:30-11:00 a.m., 12 months of the year.
     Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

American Legion Post 501 Veteran's Day Open House

American Legion Post 501 Veteran's Day Open House, Saturday, November 9th, 1:00-4:00 pm.  If you have not had a chance to visit your post, this is a great opportunity to see the Clubhouse and visit with other members.  This is open to all members, SAL, Auxiliary, their families, and the community.   Please join us.  Refreshments will be served.  

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Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / New Member Initiation & Welcome / Business Meeting

  Always conducted on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at Post 501 Clubhouse, 105 Dempsey Road, here in Madison. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm, u-u-u-usually finishing within an hour. An informal hour follows for those who wish to socialize with fellow veterans.
     Business of the American Legion Severson-Cairns Post #501 is conducted at this meeting. Plans are made for future services for veterans and families; fundraising is a continuous critical need.
     Plan on attending. Our meetings are open to any Legionnaire past or present, who have an interest in just what goes on in "post active" and "reserve service". Come and see veterans who, like yourself have marched, floated or flown on active duty for at least one day or more, during times of conflict. Served in or near combat zones, in support activities or have a book of questions that need to be answered. We want to hear about you, the part you played....... all the details from those who were really there.  Hidden and amazing.  Come, raise a toast to our country and the part you and others played to keep it free and safe! As you know FREEDOM is not free. It costs dearly!
     What goes on here at the Legion is all about you and stays at the legion!  It really helps  all.
     Next meeting scheduled:  Wednesday, December 11.

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Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie
Nov
21
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie

Our Legion Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie is working well.  This gathering doesn't involve business talk, nor work at the post, nor fund raising.  We invite all veterans and their spouses are welcome to stop in sometime between 9 am till Noon, on Thursday, November 21st, for some coffee, some conversation, possibly a card game or two, and for those who come hungry - maybe some donuts, kringle or what have you.

Card games could include cribbage, Euchre, penny anti poker or spades, hearts or sheepshead, checkers or chess, dominoes, roulette - what ever tuns your crank. Not only are fellow legionnaires welcome, but also VFW, Navy League, MOAA, ROA, Active Duty from all branches of service and we'll even allow Marine Corps league vets in, so help us Lord.

Come and join the fun, relaxation and just visiting with fellow vets and other Warriors, who like all of us, have at one time, and even currently, marched in boots.

Come early, stay as long as you wish.  We might ask for a $1 donation to cover the treats, but that will not be an entrance requirement.  Just bring your self, and a fellow vet if you know one, all will be welcome with a good attitude and a willingness to spend some time together.

If you can't make this coffee, check our Post 501 calendar for the scheduled date in the next month and add to your personal calendar.  We look forward to sharing time with you.
See PowerPoint flyer below.

COFFEE & CARDS FLYER

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Nov
30
8:30 AM08:30

Post 501 House Committee Meeting

      The House Committee will meet to discuss those activities involving maintaining the Post facilities, fund raising.  The committee members will address those items which come before the members involving such things as preparation for the breakfasts, brat fests, dinners, cleaning of the facility, and maintenance of the outside appearance, including the parking lot and landscaping.
     Next House Committee Meeting is TBD.

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Nov
30
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is conducted to plan events which our post conducts in order to raise funds and/or provide services to veterans and their families such as yourselves. Meetings are open to any Legionnaire.  Join us to participate in the planning of Legion business.
     Next scheduled Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting is TBD.

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Dec
11
5:30 PM17:30

Post 501 Members/SAL/Auxiliary Holiday Potluck/Business Meetings

It's the HOLIDAY SEASON monthly meeting - you don't want to miss this one !    
      5:30 PM Social - arrive early
      6:00 PM - Potluck - please bring a dish to share with others.  Post is providing meat
            item. Homemade salads and desserts always in favor.
       7 PM Business meeting.
     The December Post 501 Business meeting will be a special Christmas oriented, extraordinary evening.  All Sons of the American Legion (SAL) members are invited and strongly encouraged to attend.  The Post 501 Auxiliary also will be in attendance.
      There will be a welcoming program, and some shared ideas of programs for the Post 501 SAL members in the next 2019 year.  Maybe a Fall Saturday afternoon football/cribbage/euchre gathering in the clubhouse, with free snacks and libations.
      These are some ideas which may come to fruition, if the interest is there.  In addition, for those who don't especially like to attend business meetings, there is no reason why an SAL member can't participate in the fun stuff.  Keep up with either the Post monthly Newsletter and/or this website for further activities.
      The Post 501 meetings are always conducted on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at the Post 501 Clubhouse, 105 Dempsey Road, here in Madison. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm, usually finishing about an hour. An informal gathering follows for those who wish to socialize with fellow veterans.  Stories of past military experiences, and sometimes even tall tales/lies, are shared.
     Business of the American Legion Severson-Cairns Post #501 is conducted at this meeting. Plans are made for future services for veterans and families; fundraising is a continuous critical need.
     Plan on attending. Our meetings are open to any Legionnaire past or present, who have an interest in just what goes on in "post active" and "reserve service". Come and see veterans who, like yourself have marched, floated or flown on active duty for at least one day or more, during times of conflict. Served in or near combat zones, in support activities or have a book of questions that need to be answered. We want to hear about you, the part you played....... all the details from those who were really there.  Hidden and amazing.  Come, raise a toast to our country and the part you and others played to keep it free and safe! As you know FREEDOM is not free. It costs dearly!  SAL members are also always invited in attendance.  Your presence is especially desired.
     What goes on here at the Legion is all about you and stays at the legion!  It really helps  all veterans, who have served, and for those continuing to serve.
     Next meeting scheduled:  Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

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Dec
14
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

     Full Breakfast: Join us, open to the public, American Legion membership not required. Bring your family and friends for a wide variety of breakfast choices -- pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage gravy on biscuits, bacon, sausage links, toast, coffee, milk, juice, and applesauce.   NOTE - pancakes are all you can eat, just ask the server for more, but be sure you have a clean plate - no take home leftovers. 
     Take a break from making breakfast at home with no dirty dishes to cleanup. Prices are very reasonable, much less than you might find at the fast food restaurants and cafes.  It’s a great time to visit with old friends, or even meet new ones.
     CHECK OUT OUR REVISED MENU:
Item #
#1    Pancakes and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#2    Pancakes, egg and sausage or bacon -- $6.50
#3    Eggs, toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.00
#4    Meat Gravy on biscuits -- $5.50
#5    Meat Gravy on biscuits with eggs -- $6.50
#6    French toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#7    Pancakes Only (No Meat) -- $4.50
#8    Eggs and toast (No Meat) -- $4.00

Children 10 and under -- $3.50 any meal choice

Beverages included:  coffee, milk, juice
Extra Hash browns -- $1.00
Extra 3 Sausage links -- $1.00
Extra 2 Bacon strips -- $1.00
Extra 2 scrambled eggs -- $1.00

Please come and visit us the 2nd Saturday of every month. We look forward to seeing you!

     Don't forget to put your name in the jar for a free future breakfast! 
     By the way, if you really want to have fun, volunteer an hour, or more, to help serve good folks; dining help in the noisy kitchen, or sit at the cashier table.  Just contact the Post 501 at 244-7716 and simply leave name and phone number and a willingness to help out. This is our major fund raiser which supports veterans and their families. See our link to programs which Post 501 supports.
     Post breakfasts are always the 2nd Saturday of the month, 7:30-11:00 a.m., 12 months of the year.
     Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie
Dec
19
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie

Our Legion Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie is working well.  This gathering doesn't involve business talk, nor work at the post, nor fund raising.  We invite all veterans and their spouses are welcome to stop in sometime between 9 am till Noon, on Thursday, December 19th, for some coffee, some conversation, possibly a card game or two, and for those who come hungry - maybe some donuts, kringle or what have you.

Card games could include cribbage, Euchre, penny anti poker or spades, hearts or sheepshead, checkers or chess, dominoes, roulette - what ever tuns your crank. Not only are fellow legionnaires welcome, but also VFW, Navy League, MOAA, ROA, Active Duty from all branches of service and we'll even allow Marine Corps league vets in, so help us Lord.

Come and join the fun, relaxation and just visiting with fellow vets and other Warriors, who like all of us, have at one time, and even currently, marched in boots.

Come early, stay as long as you wish.  We might ask for a $1 donation to cover the treats, but that will not be an entrance requirement.  Just bring your self, and a fellow vet if you know one, all will be welcome with a good attitude and a willingness to spend some time together.

If you can't make this coffee, check our Post 501 calendar for the scheduled date in the next month and add to your personal calendar.  We look forward to sharing time with you.
See PowerPoint flyer below.

COFFEE & CARDS FLYER

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Jul
17
9:00 AM09:00

NOTE TIME CHANGE TO 9:00 a.m.: Meet to Unload Convention Supplies at the Madison Marriott West Hotel

Please join us at 9:00 am at the Marriott Marriott West Hotel, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton, to assist in the transfer of the convention items from the cars into convention hall.  Tables need to be setup, supplies properly allocated, and much other work for which we will need a lot of assistance.  The success of the convention will hinge on the efforts put forth to get it off to a good start.
     We need help from Legionnaires, Sons of the American Legion, and Auxiliary Members.  The more folks that help, the faster this will go.  Again, if you can help, please leave your name on the post phone number, 244-7716, or leave your name on the "contact us" tab at the top of the website so we can get a handle on who is going to show up.

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Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

Convention Load-up at Post 501 - IMPORTANT!

     This is the initial load-up of convention materials & supplies.  We will meet at Legion Post 501, 105 Dempsey Road, at 6:00 pm.  We have contracted for a large truck to haul as much of the convention materials as possible.  We will need to assemble a team of 6-8 to load trucks/vans/large autos. The more folks we have the faster and easier this production will be accomplished.  If possible leave a phone message on the post phone 244-7716 or go to the "contact us" tab on our website and leave your name if you plan on helping.

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Jul
13
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

Bkfst Jan. 12, 2019.jpg

     Full Breakfast: Join us, open to the public, American Legion membership not required. Bring your family and friends for a wide variety of breakfast choices -- pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage gravy on biscuits, bacon, sausage links, toast, coffee, milk, juice, and applesauce.   NOTE - pancakes are all you can eat, just ask the server for more, but be sure you have a clean plate - no take home leftovers. 
     Take a break from making breakfast at home with no dirty dishes to cleanup. Prices are very reasonable, much less than you might find at the fast food restaurants and cafes.  It’s a great time to visit with old friends, or even meet new ones.
     CHECK OUT OUR REVISED MENU:
Item #
#1    Pancakes and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#2    Pancakes, egg and sausage or bacon -- $6.50
#3    Eggs, toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.00
#4    Meat Gravy on biscuits -- $5.50
#5    Meat Gravy on biscuits with eggs -- $6.50
#6    French toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#7    Pancakes Only (No Meat) -- $4.50
#8    Eggs and toast (No Meat) -- $4.00

Children 10 and under -- $3.50 any meal choice

Beverages included:  coffee, milk, juice
Extra Hash browns -- $1.00
Extra 3 Sausage links -- $1.00
Extra 2 Bacon strips -- $1.00
Extra 2 scrambled eggs -- $1.00

Please come and visit us the 2nd Saturday of every month. We look forward to seeing you!

     Don't forget to put your name in the jar for a free future breakfast! 
     By the way, if you really want to have fun, volunteer an hour, or more, to help serve good folks; dining help in the noisy kitchen, or sit at the cashier table.  Just contact the Post 501 at 244-7716 and simply leave name and phone number and a willingness to help out. This is our major fund raiser which supports veterans and their families. See our link to programs which Post 501 supports.
     Post breakfasts are always the 2nd Saturday of the month, 7:30-11:00 a.m., 12 months of the year.
     Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Jul
12
3:00 PM15:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at The East Side Club (Weather Permitting)

Post 501’s Brat Fest at The East Side Club (Weather Permitting)

Date: Friday, July 12

Food Sales: 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: The East Side Club
3735 Monona Drive
Monona, WI

Brats, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be available.

Volunteers Needed: (minimum of 3 people) Jerry Schultz, cashier, server(s)
Setup: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Point of contact: Jerry Schultz (244-7716) or send note via the CONTACT US tab on this website.

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Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / Business Meeting

  Always conducted on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at Post 501 Clubhouse, 105 Dempsey Road, here in Madison. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm, u-u-u-usually finishing within an hour. An informal hour follows for those who wish to socialize with fellow veterans.
     Business of the American Legion Severson-Cairns Post #501 is conducted at this meeting. Plans are made for future services for veterans and families; fundraising is a continuous critical need.
     Plan on attending. Our meetings are open to any Legionnaire past or present, who have an interest in just what goes on in "post active" and "reserve service". Come and see veterans who, like yourself have marched, floated or flown on active duty for at least one day or more, during times of conflict. Served in or near combat zones, in support activities or have a book of questions that need to be answered. We want to hear about you, the part you played....... all the details from those who were really there.  Hidden and amazing.  Come, raise a toast to our country and the part you and others played to keep it free and safe! As you know FREEDOM is not free. It costs dearly!
     What goes on here at the Legion is all about you and stays at the legion!  It really helps  all.
     Next meeting scheduled:  Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

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Jul
10
9:00 AM09:00

Convention Bag Assembly at Post 501

Post 501 will need person power help, in the form of volunteer hours of work, to make our Convention a great success. You can be part of this! On July 10th, from 9am-12 Noon, we will need a dozen folks to come to our Post 501, here in Madison, to assemble the gift bags. It will take, from past experience, about two hours. Refreshments will be available for workers.

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Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at Metro Market

Brat Fest, 5-4-2019.jpg

    Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest is scheduled for Saturday, July 6, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.  We are very excited to serve again at the Metro Market location.  Their support for our brat fest is terrific.  We have updated our supply list and should now will have sufficient brats, hot dogs, and buns. And now also we will be offering fresh made hamburgers!
     Tables are available on the Metro Market patio, so you can sit and enjoy a fresh off the grill brat and/or hot dog.  The full brat meal at $5 includes chips (just don't take the Cheetos - one of our volunteers needs those to get through the day :) ) and a soft drink or water.
     Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats $4 (full meal at $5), hamburgers $4 (full meal $5), and hot dogs $2 (full meal $3).   All come with or without buns, condiments, and full meals come with soda or water, and a wide selection of salted chips. 
    Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run in on foot for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats, burgers and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow veterans? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  It would be great if a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghan could provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.
    Because of the popularity of this brat fest, we encourage you to come early due to the fact that in the past we have run out of the famous Johnsonville brats.
     Next Brat Fest is Saturday, August 3 at Metro Market. 
          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at Metro Market

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Our Post 501’s brat fest is scheduled for Sunday, June 30, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.  We are very excited to serve again at the Metro Market location.  Their support for our brat fest is terrific.  We have updated our supply list and should now will have sufficient brats, hot dogs, and buns. And now also we will be offering fresh made hamburgers!
     Tables are available on the Metro Market patio, so you can sit and enjoy a fresh off the grill brat and/or hot dog.  The full brat meal at $5 includes chips (just don't take the Cheetos - one of our volunteers needs those to get through the day :) ) and a soft drink or water.
     Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats $4 (full meal at $5), hamburgers $4 (full meal $5), and hot dogs $2 (full meal $3).   All come with or without buns, condiments, and full meals come with soda or water, and a wide selection of salted chips. 
    Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run in on foot for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats, burgers and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow veterans? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  It would be great if a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghan could provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.
    Because of the popularity of this brat fest, we encourage you to come early due to the fact that in the past we have run out of the famous Johnsonville brats.
     Next Brat Fest is Saturday, July 6th at Metro Market.  
          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is conducted to plan events which our post conducts in order to raise funds and/or provide services to veterans and their families such as yourselves. Meetings are open to any Legionnaire.  Join us to participate in the planning of Legion business.
     Next scheduled Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting is July 27.

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Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Dane County American Legion & Auxiliary Meeting at Post 501

     All members of all the Dane County American Legion Posts & their Auxiliary Units are invited to attend this regional meeting.  This is the best way to get updated on Legion affairs that benefit all veterans in Dane County.  The latest news from higher headquarters is often passed down.  Put this on your calendar and let your voice be heard.
     The hosting post serves food at 6:30pm.  Separate Legion and Auxiliary meetings begin at 7:15 pm

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Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Dane County American Legion & Auxiliary Meeting at Post 501

     All members of all the Dane County American Legion Posts & their Auxiliary Units are invited to attend this regional meeting.  This is the best way to get updated on Legion affairs that benefit all veterans in Dane County.  The latest news from higher headquarters is often passed down.  Put this on your calendar and let your voice be heard.
     The hosting post serves food at 6:30pm.  Separate Legion and Auxiliary meetings begin at 7:15 pm

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Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Annual 40 et 8 Brat Fest at Metro Market / Fundraiser for Nurses Training

   Our 2nd Annual 40 et 8 brat fest is scheduled for Sunday, June 23, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.   This fund raiser is being held in support of our nurses training for the Honor Society of the American Veterans (40 et 8). 
     Tables are available on the Metro Market patio, so you can sit and enjoy a fresh off the grill brat, hamburger, and/or hot dog.
     Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats, hamburgers, and hot dogs.  All come with or without buns, condiments, and full meals come with soda or water, and a wide selection of salted chips. 
    Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run in on foot for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats, burgers and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow Voyageurs? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.

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Jun
21
3:00 PM15:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at The East Side Club (Weather Permitting)

Post 501’s Brat Fest at The East Side Club (Weather Permitting)

Date: Friday, June 21

Food Sales: 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: The East Side Club
3735 Monona Drive
Monona, WI

Brats, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be available.

Volunteers Needed: (minimum of 3 people) Jerry Schultz, cashier, server(s)
Setup: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Point of contact: Jerry Schultz (244-7716) or send note via the CONTACT US tab on this website.

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Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie
Jun
20
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie

Our Legion Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie is working well.  This gathering doesn't involve business talk, nor work at the post, nor fund raising.  We invite all veterans and their spouses are welcome to stop in sometime between 9 am till Noon, on Thursday, June 20th, for some coffee, some conversation, possibly a card game or two, and for those who come hungry - maybe some donuts, kringle or what have you.

Card games could include cribbage, Euchre, penny anti poker or spades, hearts or sheepshead, checkers or chess, dominoes, roulette - what ever tuns your crank. Not only are fellow legionnaires welcome, but also VFW, Navy League, MOAA, ROA, Active Duty from all branches of service and we'll even allow Marine Corps league vets in, so help us Lord.

Come and join the fun, relaxation and just visiting with fellow vets and other Warriors, who like all of us, have at one time, and even currently, marched in boots.

Come early, stay as long as you wish.  We might ask for a $1 donation to cover the treats, but that will not be an entrance requirement.  Just bring your self, and a fellow vet if you know one, all will be welcome with a good attitude and a willingness to spend some time together.

If you can't make this coffee, check our Post 501 calendar for the scheduled date in the next month and add to your personal calendar.  We look forward to sharing time with you.
See PowerPoint flyer below.

COFFEE & CARDS FLYER

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Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest & Garage Sale

    Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest/ garage sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm at Post 501, 105 Dempsey Road, Madison, WI 53714. 
    Note that we will also be having a garage sale this day.  According to the Post Cdr., please do not bring TV's, electrical appliances, or junk. Only quality new/used items will be accepted.  Please contact the Post Cdr. to make arrangements to drop off items or if you have questions at 608-244-7716.
    Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats $4 (full meal for $5), hamburger $4 (full meal $5), hot dogs $2 (full meal $3), with or without buns, condiments, soda or water, and a wide selection of chips.  Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow veterans? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  It would be great if a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghan could provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.
    Because of the popularity of this brat fest, we encourage you to come early due to the fact that in the past we have run out of the famous Johnsonville brats.
    Next Brat Fest scheduled for June 30th at Metro Market.

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Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest & Garage Sale

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    Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest/ garage sale is scheduled for Friday, June 14, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm at Post 501, 105 Dempsey Road, Madison, WI 53714. 
    Note that we will also be having a garage sale this day.  According to the Post Cdr., please do not bring TV's, electrical appliances, or junk. Only quality new/used items will be accepted.  Please contact the Post Cdr. to make arrangements to drop off items or if you have questions at 608-244-7716.
    Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats $4 (full meal for $5), hamburger $4 (full meal $5), hot dogs $2 (full meal $3), with or without buns, condiments, soda or water, and a wide selection of chips.  Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow veterans? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  It would be great if a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghan could provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.
    Because of the popularity of this brat fest, we encourage you to come early due to the fact that in the past we have run out of the famous Johnsonville brats.
    Next Brat Fest scheduled for June 15 at Post 501.

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Jun
13
9:00 AM09:00

Drop Off Items for June 14-15 Garage Sales at Legion Post 501, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Post 501 Clubhouse will be open for drop off of donations for the June 14-15 garage sales.  Post Cdr. will be available to accept your donations on Thursday, June 13, from 9am-12 noon.  According to the Post Cdr., please do not bring clothes, TV's, electrical appliances, or junk.  Only quality new/used items will be accepted.  Please contact the Post Cdr. if you have questions at 608-244-7716 or need to drop off items at a different time.

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Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Post 501 Potluck & Members Meeting / Officer (Legion & Auxiliary) Installation - Guest Speaker Madison Police Office Payne

Note:  This meeting will begin with a potluck dinner at 6:00 pm (Please bring a salad or dessert to pass.); followed by the meeting at 7:00 pm and installation of new officers by Past National Cdr Denise Rohan. 

    Always conducted on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at Post 501 Clubhouse, 105 Dempsey Road, here in Madison. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm, u-u-u-usually finishing within an hour. An informal hour follows for those who wish to socialize with fellow veterans.
     This meeting is important for all Legion members who can to attend.  The reason for this important meeting is to install the new officers for the upcoming year.  If you have been nominated, it is important that you attend this meeting and secure your position as a valuable member of our Post 501.  Class A uniforms are required for elected officers due to the Post historical, or is it "hysterical", photograph.
     Business of the American Legion Severson-Cairns Post #501 is conducted at this meeting. Plans are made for future services for veterans and families; fundraising is a continuous critical need.
   Plan on attending. Our meetings are open to any Legionnaire past or present, who have an interest in just what goes on in "post active" and "reserve service". Come and see veterans who, like yourself have marched, floated or flown on active duty for at least one day or more, during times of conflict. Served in or near combat zones, in support activities or have a book of questions that need to be answered. We want to hear about you, the part you played....... all the details from those who were really there.  Hidden and amazing.  Come, raise a toast to our country and the part you and others played to keep it free and safe! As you know FREEDOM is not free. It costs dearly!
     What goes on here at the Legion is all about you and stays at the legion!  It really helps  all.
    
     Next meeting scheduled:  July 10

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Jun
12
9:00 AM09:00

Drop Off Items for June 14-15 Garage Sales at Legion Post 501, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Post 501 Clubhouse will be open for drop off of donations for the June 14-15 garage sales.  Post Cdr. will be available to accept your donations on Wednesday, June 12, from 9am-12 noon and Thursday, June 13, from 9am-12 noon.  According to the Post Cdr., please do not bring clothes, TV's, electrical appliances, or junk.  Only quality new/used items will be accepted.  Please contact the Post Cdr. if you have questions at 608-244-7716 or need to drop off items at a different time.

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Jun
8
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

     Full Breakfast: Join us, open to the public, American Legion membership not required. Bring your family and friends for a wide variety of breakfast choices -- pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage gravy on biscuits, bacon, sausage links, toast, coffee, milk, juice, and applesauce.   NOTE - pancakes are all you can eat, just ask the server for more, but be sure you have a clean plate - no take home leftovers. 
     Take a break from making breakfast at home with no dirty dishes to cleanup. Prices are very reasonable, much less than you might find at the fast food restaurants and cafes.  It’s a great time to visit with old friends, or even meet new ones.
     CHECK OUT OUR REVISED MENU:
Item #
#1    Pancakes and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#2    Pancakes, egg and sausage or bacon -- $6.50
#3    Eggs, toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.00
#4    Meat Gravy on biscuits -- $5.50
#5    Meat Gravy on biscuits with eggs -- $6.50
#6    French toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#7    Pancakes Only (No Meat) -- $4.50
#8    Eggs and toast (No Meat) -- $4.00

Children 10 and under -- $3.50 any meal choice

Beverages included:  coffee, milk, juice
Extra Hash browns -- $1.00
Extra 3 Sausage links -- $1.00
Extra 2 Bacon strips -- $1.00
Extra 2 scrambled eggs -- $1.00

Please come and visit us the 2nd Saturday of every month. We look forward to seeing you!

     Don't forget to put your name in the jar for a free future breakfast! 
     By the way, if you really want to have fun, volunteer an hour, or more, to help serve good folks; dining help in the noisy kitchen, or sit at the cashier table.  Just contact the Post 501 at 244-7716 and simply leave name and phone number and a willingness to help out. This is our major fund raiser which supports veterans and their families. See our link to programs which Post 501 supports.
     Post breakfasts are always the 2nd Saturday of the month, 7:30-11:00 a.m., 12 months of the year.
     Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at Metro Market

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    Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.  We are very excited to serve again at the Metro Market location.  Their support for our brat fest is terrific.  We have updated our supply list and should now will have sufficient brats, hot dogs, and buns. And now also we will be offering fresh made hamburgers!
     Tables are available on the Metro Market patio, so you can sit and enjoy a fresh off the grill brat and/or hot dog.  The full brat meal at $5 includes chips (just don't take the Cheetos - one of our volunteers needs those to get through the day :) ) and a soft drink or water.
     Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats $4 (full meal at $5), hamburgers $4 (full meal $5), and hot dogs $2 (full meal $3).   All come with or without buns, condiments, and full meals come with soda or water, and a wide selection of salted chips. 
    Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run in on foot for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats, burgers and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow veterans? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  It would be great if a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghan could provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.
    Because of the popularity of this brat fest, we encourage you to come early due to the fact that in the past we have run out of the famous Johnsonville brats.
     Next Brat Fest is Friday & Saturday June 14-15 at Post 501, 105 Dempsey Road..  
          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Monona Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade Participants, 5-28-2018.

Memorial Day Parade Participants, 5-28-2018.

       Parades are always fun.  Why not come to this annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27th starting about 10:00 a.m. 

Monona Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. with a 1.5 mile parade route starting just past Monona Grove High School, at 4400 Monona Drive and traveling south on Monona Drive to Pflaum Road, disbanding at Sennett Middle School.

  For details and if you would like to participate by riding in the automobile with Post 501, please call Post 501 at 244-7716.  

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May
27
9:30 AM09:30

State Capitol Memorial Day Service

State Capitol Memorial Day events begin at 9:30 a.m. with a VFW Post 1318 band concert. The memorial service with guest speakers Gov. Jim Doyle and Veterans Affairs Secretary Ken Black is at 10 a.m. Events will take place at the State Street entrance to the state Capitol. The rain location will be the first floor rotunda.

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