Nakoma League Events

Nakoma welcomes new residents with an open invitation to take part in their new community. Seasonal gatherings, children's activities, and charitable causes are just a few of the reasons neighbors come together each year. The League organizes and oversees these activities as well as writes, publishes, and distributes a quarterly newsletter keeping residents informed of the social events calendar. Each January, the League requests dues from each household. These dues fund the directory, newsletters and storage unit. Every residence receives a directory and newsletters, hand delivered by a League Member. 

Below is the list and link to the details of the current League sponsored social events. There is a nominal fee for each to cover expenses such as food and beverages, supplies and rentals. Events are not paid for with League dues and are designed to be self-sustaining so that only those neighbors who elect to attend the event will be responsible for its cost.

Halloween Party - October 31, 2020

Twelfth Night Dinner Theater - February 13, 2021

Spring Egg Hunt - April 3, 2021

Tulip Time Progressive Dinner - May 1, 2021

Nakoma Garage Sale - May 8, 2021

Fourth of July Neighborhood Party - July 4, 2021

Nakoma League's Centennial Celebration - TBD

Fall Gathering - TBD

Upcoming events

    • October 31, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC-06:00)

    Nakoma's Safer Halloween
    Saturday, October 31st, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    CLICK HERE to see which homes are participating

    Nakoma loves Halloween and no one wants to see it cancelled, especially in a year that could use a little more of the good kind of scary! With that in mind, the Nakoma League is recommending a modified celebration that follows guidelines from the CDC, the Dane County Department of Public Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

    We are asking neighbors to prepare bags of candy to leave outside for children. Details below and in the upcoming issue of Under the Oaks.


    Modified Trick-or-Treating

    Trick-or-Treating will happen from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, ensuring visibility so parents can check that safe practices are in place at participating homes. Children should not approach homes and ring doorbells or knock. Instead, neighbors should place individually wrapped goodie bags in locations that make it easy for trick-or-treaters to grab while still maintaining social distance -- such as the end of the driveway or edge of the yard. Compared to at-home based activities, the CDC categorizes this as a "moderate risk", so ultimately families should choose to do whatever they are the most comfortable with. (Please note that plans may shift as the covid situation changes. Stay up to date at and at the Nakoma Neighbors Facebook group.)

    Safe Practices for Modified Trick-or-Treating

    -Trick-or-Treat only with members of your immediate family and stay in your neighborhood.

    -Don’t approach homes to ring doorbells or knock. Don't take candy left unattended in bowls.

    -Bring hand sanitizer and use often!

    -Wear a mask but never substitute a costume mask for a cloth mask or wear a costume mask over a cloth mask because it can restrict breathing. 

    -Walk with the flow of traffic and do not come within six feet of other groups.

    -Let candy sit for a day or two before eating.  

    Safe Practices for Welcoming Trick-or-Treaters

    -Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before preparing candy bags. 

    -Put candy in individual bags in an area that is less likely to create a bottleneck in tighter spaces.

    -Do not hand out candy or place it in an unattended bowl for kids to rummage through.

    -Consider placing hand sanitizer by your treats. 

    -Feel free to remain outside to welcome trick-or-treaters but maintain social distance and wear a non-costume mask.

    Halloween Spirit Decorating Contest!

    Time to dust off those enormous spiders, foam tombstones and inflatable ghosts -- our Halloween spirit is as strong as ever and we’re putting it on display!  All decorated homes will be automatically entered and three winners will get serious bragging rights and a $100 gift certificate to Monroe Street businesses.

Nakoma League, LLC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  PO Box 45694, Madison, WI 53744

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