On Saturday, Madison will welcome a new chapter in its history with the "Bridge Slide Celebration," a party to recognize the passing of the old bridge and building of a new modern, safer bridge linking Madison and Milton.

The celebration kicks off at 4 p.m. at Bicentennial Park.

The park will be filled with music from the Community Concert Band, the Doctors' Band and Rusty Bladen.

For those familiar with such things, the party will feature a flash mob. To the uninformed (that's anyone who's ever heard of Mel Torme, the Velvet Fog), we're told a flash mob is when a group of people suddenly assemble in a public place to perform a choreographed act for a brief period of time and then quickly disperse.

Cliff Robinson will perform an air show, and, of course, there will be plenty of food available.

The event drawing the most interest is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the number of people to slide down a water slide in an hour. The attempt will take place at Crystal Beach Pool at 4 p.m. The current world record is 200 people. Madison's goal is at least 300.

The festivities will conclude in the park around dusk with a free screening of the 2006 Disney Pixar movie "Cars."

The free event is a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon and evening with the family.