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What: Verge Day Featuring Motherhive, Guppy Effect, and MoodTrain
When: Saturday, 10/21/17, 8p
Where: Funk’s Pub 5956 Executive Dr Ste 101 Fitchburg, WI 53719
Cost: $5 at door

Join Verge Manyen, a Madison drummer, percussionist, animal lover and mental health awareness advocate, as he celebrates his 50th birthday!

“VergeDay” is Verge’s way of thanking his friends, family, fans and fellow Madisonians for helping him on his road to recovery from suicidal depression and anxiety.

Enjoy local music by Motherhive, Guppy Effect, and MoodTrain. Verge will be performing all night long in each of the bands! Proceeds from door benefit Verge’s favorite non-profit group, Primates Incorporated ( There will also be a silent auction of many unique items to raise extra funds for this much-needed monkey sanctuary.

Thank you to all of the Event’s sponsors and donors: Nutzy Mutz and Crazy Cats, Sound Mindset, Big Strong U, Judy Bukowski, Axiology, Mad Hippie, Mrs. Beasters Biskits, Josh Rosebrook, May Lindstrom Skin Care, Goals Growth Performance and Fitness, Sue and Dennis Mengeling, Blissoma Holistic Skincare and Apothecary, Robin Bone, and Murphy’s Store on Ebay


Calling all Artists!

We host benefits throughout the year and display primate-related artwork at various coffee shops and galleries as part of our fundraising efforts. If you are from the Madison area and would like to donate artwork, please contact Your donation is tax deductible. Thank you!

Calling all Businesses!

We also host silent auctions at least 1-2 times annually and so we would greatly appreciate donations of gift certificates or gift baskets! Please contact Your donation is tax deductible. Thank you!

Calling all Volunteers!

We rely heavily on dedicated volunteers to increase awareness about the need to help monkeys retire from laboratories into sanctuaries. Please let us know if you would be willing to donate a couple hours of your time at our merchandise table at upcoming festivals and farmers’ markets.




Do the Upright thing: support primate retirement.

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