NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF SEP 16

NEWS

PHNA Annual Meeting on Tuesday Night!

See event below.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Sip & Swipe Cafe

Mon., Sep. 16, 10-11am, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/sip-swipe-cafe

Get free self-paced tablet lessons on how to use a tablet. A coach will work with you, provide support and answer questions. These skills also will transfer to most smart phones. We provide the tablets, so if you have been thinking about purchasing one, this is a great opportunity to try one out. Max 4 people per session and registration required, Call 608-266-6581. Free.

Lunchtime Yoga

Mon., Sep. 16, 12-12:45pm, Monona Terrace

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/lunchtime-yoga-42

Take a break from the daily stresses of your workday with Lunchtime Yoga! Focus on breathing techniques to help relieve stress and learn useful techniques to navigate the rest of your day. Jill Lundberg’s classes provide the opportunity to cultivate strength, flexibility, balance and ease in the body. All levels are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

MMSD Planetarium September Public Show: Galaxies!

Mon., Sep. 16, 6:30-7:30pm, MMSD Planetarium, 201 S. Gammon Rd

https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/join-us-mmsd-planetarium-september-public-show

(Also Sep. 17 6:30-7:30p, Sep. 18 6:30-7:30p and 7:45-8:45p)

Galaxies are giant cities of stars, gas, and dust. Where are we in our Milky Way Galaxy? Where can we see it? What does the latest research tell us about how they form, and how the universe has evolved? Join us to explore these questions and the latest beautiful images from professional observatories around the world and beyond. We’ll also explore the current night sky. Tickets are $2.50 and available online, by mail, or at the door. See site for details.

 

Learn to Stargaze with Madison Parks and UW Space Place

Mon., Sep. 16, 7-8pm, Elver Park

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/learn-to-stargaze-presented-by-madison-parks-foundation-1

Do you know how to find the Big and Little Dippers in the night sky? How about Orion the hunter or the queen Cassiopeia? Well, here’s your chance to find out! Madison Parks and UW Space Place offer stargazing programs in our parks. UW Space Place leads each session that begins just after sunset with a 20-30 minute talk and slide show about astronomy. At the conclusion of the talk (if the sky is clear) they will set up one of the moderate aperture (8″-10″) telescopes and provide park visitors the opportunity to view astronomical objects. All ages welcome. Free, advance registration requested, see link for details.

PHNA Annual Meeting and Elections

Tues., Sep. 17, 6-7:30pm, Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center, 1409 Theresa Terrace

It’s time for our annual neighborhood elections and meeting. We’ll be bringing lasagna from Gino’s again and if you’re able to bring a side dish or dessert to share, it will be eaten! We’ll hold elections for open officer positions, hear updates on projects from this past year, and hear from Alex at Dispersion Farms about an exciting tree/plant project happening in the neighborhood in 2019/2020!

NewBridge Movie Program: Won’t you be my neighbor? (PG-13)

Wed., Sep. 18, 1:30-3:30p, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/newbridge-movie-program-wont-you-be-my-neighbor-pg-13-1212279

Free and open to the public

Who Cares for the Caregiver?

Thurs., Sep. 19, 12-1pm, Monona Terrace

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/wellness-talks-3

Paul Braun shares his personal journey of caring for his spouse who suffered with Alzheimer’s disease for 8 years. Having made the decision to put his wife in a Memory Care unit he can offer some insight and information about issues people face in caring for a loved one.

Fitchburg Senior Center’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

Thurs., Sep. 19, 4-7pm, Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd

Special program starts at 4:30pm, followed by music by the Red Hot Horn Dawgs from 5-7pm. Food and Drink available for purchase.

Firefighter Recruitment Open House

Thurs., Sep. 19, 6-8pm, Fire Station 7, 1810 McKenna Blvd

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/firefighter-recruitment-open-house

The Madison Fire Department will begin accepting applications for entry-level firefighter/EMTs on October 1, 2019. Come to our recruitment open house to learn about the hiring process, tour the firehouse, and ask our recruiters any questions you have about a career at the MFD. More details at the website above.

Perfect Harmony Men’s Chorus

Thurs., Sep. 19, 6-8pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/perfect-harmony-mens-chorus

As part of the LGBTQ 50+ Alliance Fall Social, Perfect Harmony will perform for an hour after dinner ($10 suggested donation). The musical repertoire of Perfect Harmony is as diverse as its members. Most performances combine a mixture of classical, contemporary, popular, sacred and Broadway music. Perfect Harmony is Madison’s gay and gay-friendly men’s chorus.

Getting Your Garden Ready For Winter

Thurs., Sep. 19, 6:30-8pm, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/getting-your-garden-ready-winter-1215455

Gardeners love summer. But as the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end, so too does the gardening season come to an end. You may ask yourself, Now what should I do? Should I rake the leaves or leave them on the yard? Should I aerate or thatch the lawn before winter? How should I protect my shrubs and new trees from winter wildlife? A Certified Master Gardener Volunteer from Dane Co. UW-Extension will answer these questions and many more for you.

UPCOMING EVENTS

National Voter Registration Day 2019

Tues., Sep. 24, 10a-7:30pm, Meadowridge Library (other locations/times too, see link)

https://www.cityofmadison.com/news/national-voter-registration-day-2019

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the City of Madison will join hundreds of communities nationwide in celebrating National Voter Registration Day. Founded in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is a non-partisan celebration of democracy focused on facilitating the right to vote.

Voters who have moved and have updated their name and address with the Division of Motor Vehicles have a convenient option for celebrating National Voter Registration Day at home: they can completely register online at myvote.wi.gov. Registration drives will be held in a number of locations around the city on the 24th, see the link for details.

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Prairie Hills Neighborhood Annual Board Elections/Meeting, Tues., Sep. 17
It’s time for our annual neighborhood elections and meeting. We’ll be bringing lasagna from Gino’s again and if you’re able to bring a side dish or dessert to share, it will be eaten!

We’ll hold elections for open officer positions, hear updates on projects from this past year, and hear from Alex at Dispersion Farms about an exciting tree/plant project happening in the neighborhood in 2019/2020!

Hope to see everyone there! September 17th from 6-7:30 at the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center, 1409 Theresa Terrace.

NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF SEP 9

NEWS

Volunteer Opportunities

The Newbridge senior organization has listed multiple volunteer opportunities.  Check them out on page 6 of the September newsletter at:
https://newbridgemadison.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/September-NewBridge-News.pdf

EVENTS THIS WEEK

WonderWorks

Mon., Sept. 9, 10:45am-11:30am, Sequoya Library Rooms A & B, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Sequoya Knitting Group

Tue., Sept. 10, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Sequoya Library Meeting Room A

Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice!

Financial Perspective

Wed., Sept. 11, 10:00am-11:00am, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

Finances are personal for most of us, but it’s also often difficult to navigate the terrain without help. A local financial adviser will be available to share current events and trends in the market. This workshop is appropriate whether you currently have investments or not. Find out what you should know, or ask, before investing.

Empanadas and Salsa with Chef Paul Tseng

Wed. Sept. 11, 6:15pm-7:45pm, Meadowridge Library Rooms A & B, 5726 Raymond Rd.

Join Chef Paul to learn how to make empanadas, an easy pocket-sized pie that can be baked or fried. Chef Paul will show how to make the dough, fillings, and an accompanying salsa. Register online at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=86694  or call 608-288-6160.

Library Inservice Day

Thr., Sept. 12

Libraries closed for staff inservice day.

Let’s Talk about It: Immigration, migration and our Southern border

Sat., Sept 14, 9:30am-11:00am Sequoya Library

Join facilitators from Families for Justice of Dane County for a multi-generational workshop that will include discussion, learning, and activities for adults and children.  Adults will learn together for the first hour, and then kids will be invited to join in. Childcare may be available–please call Abigail at 266-6385 to inquire.  This event is part of a series which supports the book launch of Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from Madison and Milwaukee High Schools.  Register online at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=87656

UPCOMING EVENTS

Macarons with Chef Krista Hefty

Wed., Sept. 18, 6:15pm-8:15pm, Meadowridge Library

Learn the tips and tricks of making French macarons with Chef Krista. Register online at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=87613 or call 608-288-6160.

Easy Yoga Plus

Tue., Sept. 17 and 24 10:00am, Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

“Easy Yoga Plus!” – A safe yoga class designed especially for seniors that includes breath work, poses for balance, improve muscle strength, flexibility and range of motion.  Try these two classes and then register for the full six-week series starting in October. The teacher is a graduate of Duke Integrative Medicine Yoga for Seniors Master Class. Come and bring a friend. Classes are Tuesdays, September 17 & 24 at 10:00 a.m.  Cost: $20. Call 270-4290 to register.

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NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF SEP 2

NEWS

Dane County, City of Madison “Pool” Budget Dollars to Install Network of Clean Beach Treatment Systems at Madison Beaches in Coming Years

https://www.cityofmadison.com/news/county-executive-madison-mayor-partner-to-bring-safe-clean-swimming-to-local-lakes

Dane County residents age 55+ are invited to enter their photos for a chance to win up to $75.

All entries will be exhibited at MSC for Gallery Night on October 4th, and remain on exhibit until November 1st. Gallery Night is a community arts celebration sponsored by MMoCA. Judges will offer comments on submitted photos.

https://www.cityofmadison.com/news/photo-affair

 

EVENTS THIS WEEK

LABOR DAY

Mon., Sep. 2

Metro operates holiday schedules

No Refuse, Recycling, or Large Item Collections (Delayed to Tuesday)

Libraries Closed

MMSD FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL

Tue., Sep 3, Wed., Sep 4

Color With Heather

Tue., Sep. 3, 10-10:45a, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

https://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/calendar/color-with-heather

Did you know that coloring is a creative and stress reducing activity? Whether you are an experienced “colorer,” or eager to try it out for the first time, this series is for you. Artist and Professor Heather Schatz will lead the group in a combination of coloring activities designed to stimulate your creativity and reduce anxiety. Coloring sheets and art supplies will be provided. Free, but registration by calling the MSC at 608-266-6581 required.

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Tue., Sep. 3, 12-1p, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/west-madison-senior-center-lunches-1212217

(Also Wed., Sep 4., Thur., Sep. 5)

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older, see link for cost details. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8

NewBridge Movie Program: Shazam (PG-13)

Wed., Sep. 4, 1:30-3:30p, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/newbridge-movie-program-shazam-pg-13-1212226

Free and open to the public

Chess Club

Wed., Sep. 4, 3:30-5pm, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/chess-club-1215827

Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Read to a Dog

Wed., Sep. 4, 4:30-5:30p, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/read-dog-1215828

Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Manga Discussion Night

Wed., Sep. 4, 5:30-7:30p, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/manga-discussion-night-1215288

Join Meadowridge Library Anime Club for a fun conversation about your favorite manga.

UW Opera Props Presents — Tenors, Tenors, Tenors!

Thur., Sep. 5, 7-8p, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/uw-opera-props-presents-tenors-tenors-tenors-1215726

Join opera enthusiast Dan Shea for a multimedia presentation about Luciano Pavarotti and other great tenors of opera! Program will be followed by a Q & A session and lively discussion. Light Refreshments will be provided.

Tai Chi Fundamentals

Fri., Sep. 6, 10-11a, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

https://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/calendar/tai-chi-fundamentals

In advance of a class Fridays at 10a starting Sep. 20, participate in a free demo and introduction to Tai Chi.

MMOCA Museum Tour – Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer

Fri., Sep. 6, 11a-12p, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 227 State St.

https://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/calendar/mmoca-museum-tour

Jeffrey Gibson’s art includes Native American themes, combined with influences from contemporary European, American, and Asian art. The exhibition is colorful and accessible, and has been received with enthusiasm by visitors to MMoCA.

Meet at MMOCA at 11:00am, or at Madison Senior Center at 10:45am Led by volunteer, Gil Hilman. Free, register by calling the MSC at 608-266-6581.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Southwest Madison Employment Center Grand Opening

Wed., Sep. 18, 11a-6:30p, 1233 McKenna Blvd

https://www.cityofmadison.com/news/from-vacant-restaurant-to-job-center-city-renovates-building-into-critical-resource-for-west

The public is invited to the grand opening of Madison’s newest employment center on the City’s west side. The grand opening will include a ribbon cutting and open house, which will begin at 11 a.m. Urban League of Greater Madison will provide a free lunch. Staff will lead tours of the new space and provide information to anyone interested in learning more about resources and training.

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NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF AUGUST 26

NEWS

Brush Collection

While brush collection continues, it may only have a couple of weeks to go.  Brush collection will continue until the leaves begin to fall. Brush collection crews are re-assigned to help with leaf collection in the fall.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Craft Corner

Mon., Aug. 26 12:30pm-1:30pm, Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Come to the craft table in the children’s area for a new craft to do every Monday in July and August.

How to Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Aged Balsamic Vinegar

Tue., Aug. 27 4:30pm-5:30pm, Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Rd.

Part two of a four part series presented by The Oilerie Sun Prairie.  Answer questions such as:

  • What are the different flavors of virgin olive oils (EVOO) and aged balsamic vinegars?
  • How do I use these products?
  • What are some health benefits of these products?
  • How much should I use and what’s the shelf life?
  • I want to make my own salad dressing? Teach me how!
  • Teach me some other easy recipes that I can use right away.

Participants do not need to attend all four parts of the series. Each one can be enjoyed individually.  Spots are limited for this event. Register online at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=86783 or call 288-6160

Meadowridge Anime Club

Wed., Aug. 28 5:30pm-7:30pm, Meadowridge Library

Join in for the anime screening of Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima and conversation. The story is about a young dragon slayer, Natsu Dragneel, from the Fairy Tail guild. Along with Lucy and a cat-like friend Happy and the rest of his guild in the fight against Zeref, an immortal dark wizard, in order to uncover the truth about his origin.

Bitcoin 101

Thr., Aug. 29 6:00pm-7:00pm, Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

There is growing interest in cryptocurrencies. However, many people are reluctant to use or adopt them as a payment solution because they don’t fully understand the benefits and the inner workings of cryptocurrencies. Come with questions and learn about the Blockchain and how it works.

Music for Life, Music Together with Catherine Olson

Fri., Aug. 30 10:00am-11:00am, Sequoya Library

Come join us as we drive our trains, put animals in an old oak tree, dance and sing! We use a play based learning approach to engage kids and families in music making…come join the fun!  Registration online is suggested, at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=84959

Storytime for the Very Young

Fri., Aug. 30 10:30-11:15, Meadowridge Library

Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes.  No registration required.  For children ages 0-30 months.

Fitchburg Senior center Ice Cream Social

Sat. Aug 30 thru Mon. Sept. 2, Eplegaarden Orchard, 2227 Fitchburg Rd., Fitchburg

FSCF Directors and Senior Center volunteers will be serving free ice cream at Eplegaarden’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social on Labor Day weekend. Your donations will go to support Fitchburg Senior Center’s Patient Advocate Program.   www.eplegaarden.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Tue., Sept. 3  – Madison Metropolitan School District

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NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF AUG 18

NEWS

Small Cell Infrastructure

The City of Madison is getting ready for 5G implementation. The City is developing guidelines that will allow cellular companies to locate Small Cell installations in a way that maximizes technological benefits, while attempting to preserve street-side aesthetics.

Details at https://www.cityofmadison.com/city-hall/city-initiatives-and-projects/small-cell-infrastructure

PHNA Board meeting this Tuesday

See the event below.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Preschool Storytime

Mon., Aug. 19, 10:30-11:15am, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/preschool-storytime-1212108

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop pre-reading skills like print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Daycares, groups and siblings always welcome.

Sina Davis Movies in the Park Program – Little (2019, PG-13)

Mon., Aug. 19, 6:30-8:30pm, Meadowood Park, 5810 Thrush Ln

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/sina-davis-movies-in-the-park-program-little

Grab a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the FREE show with Madison Parks! In partnership with the City of Madison’s Neighborhood Resource Teams (NRT) we are presenting free movies at parks throughout the city! All are welcome!

PHNA Board of Directors meeting

Tues., Aug 20th, 6p, Meadowridge Library

Zoo to You

Wed., Aug. 21, 10:30-11:30am, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/zoo-to-you-9

Presented by Henry Vilas Zoo staff and volunteers. Come meet and learn about special zoo animals at the Madison Senior Center. Free, pre-registration by calling 266-6581 is recommended.

NewBridge Movie Program: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (PG-13)

Wed., Aug. 21, 1:30-3:30pm, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/newbridge-movie-program-bohemian-rhapsody-pg-13-1212137

The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985). Free.

Jazz at Five: Youth Jazz, DB Orchestra, and the Brew City Big Band

Wed., Aug. 21, 4-8pm, 100 Block of State St

http://jazzatfive.org/home-live-2019-3/#august-21

Enjoy the Jazz at Five performance series at one of our sponsored tables, bring a chair of your own or rent one from the Jazz at Five info tent. Audience members are also welcome to picnic on the capitol grounds. Free.

Knitting at the Library

Thur., Aug. 22, 3-4:30pm, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/knitting-library-1212148

Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 7 must have an adult present.

MSC Annual Summer Picnic

Thur., Aug. 22, 3-6pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/msc-annual-summer-picnic

Volunteers, donors, participants and family members re invited to enjoy this informal summer gathering. A meal will be served at 5:00 pm for $4.00. Listen, sing and dance to fun musical entertainment by Blue Accordion. Registration and payment due by Monday, August 19.

Dane Dances: Eddie Butts Band & Orquesta Salsoul Del Mad

Fri., Aug. 23, 5:30-9:30pm, Monona Terrace rooftop

https://danedances.org/

Dane Dances! is a family friendly event on the stunning Monona Terrace rooftop every Friday evening in August.

Men’s City Public Links Tournament 2019

Sat., Aug. 24 9a-Sun Aug. 25, 5pm, Yahara and Odana Hills Golf Courses

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/mens-city-public-links-tournament-2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

Arboretum Restoration Team Leader Training

October 2019, apply by Sept. 25, Fees apply

Do you enjoy working with others while taking care of the Earth? If so, we encourage you to become a Restoration Team Leader. You will develop professional ecological skills, practice the land ethic, and give back to your community. Team leaders play a critical role in restoring Arboretum prairies and savannas by supervising other volunteers at Saturday morning ecological restoration work parties. They also gain invaluable personal and professional experience as they learn about native ecosystems and plants, manage and maintain native landscapes, and develop leadership and communication skills. Team leaders get to know the Arboretum and how it works in every season.

See https://arboretum.wisc.edu/get-involved/volunteer/positions/ or contact Marian Farrior at (608) 265-5214 or marian.farrior@wisc.edu for more information.

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NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF AUGUST 12

NEWS

MadiSUN Solar Program

MadiSUN is a program sponsored by the City of Madison to make going solar easy and affordable.  This is the last year to take advantage of a full 30% Federal Tax Credit, which makes 2019 a great time to explore solar.  Since 2016, the MadiSUN Solar Program has helped homeowners across the area install solar-electric systems on their homes. Over 100 households have “gone solar” thanks to the program’s simplicity, reduced price, and customer service.  MadiSUN also offers incentives for business, nonprofits, and affordable housing providers.  Check out madisunsolar.com to learn more about how to go solar.

TV Donation Opportunity – Fitchburg Senior Center

If you are upgrading your TV and your old one (less than seven years old) needs a new home, consider donating it to the Fitchburg Senior Center.  The goal is to give seniors who are unable to capture an over-the-air digital picture with their old TV the chance to enjoy a crisp, clear picture.  Contact David at 270-4292.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

https://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/documents/TMAug2019.pdf

If you skip certain vaccines, you have plenty of company.  And vaccinations are not just for kis.  Research shows that many older adults aren’t getting the protection they need. About 30% of people 65 and older skipped their flu shot last year, about 67% didn’t receive the recommended shingles vaccine, and 43% aren’t up to date on tetanus shots, according to a 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Often Medicare will *not* cover certain vaccines (e.g., for shingles, and Tdap – tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis) given in a Doctor’s office, but *will* cover the vaccine, with a small copay (usually $5-$10) at a local pharmacy, such as Walgreens or CVS.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Dementia Education Program
with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin

Tue., Aug. 13 5:30pm-7:00pm, Meadowridge Library Community Room B, 5726 Raymond Rd.

Learn about topics of interest to families and friends of those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
(If you need assistance or have questions about the programs, contact the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin at 608-232-3400 or toll-free at 888-308-6251 or support@alzwisc.org)

Read to a Dog

Wed., Aug. 14 4:30pm-5:30pm, Meadowridge Library

Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

ADRC Free Memory Screening

Thr., Aug. 15 10:30am-1:30pm, Meadowridge Library

Keep losing your keys? Forget why you walked into a room? For anyone who might be thinking their memory isn’t quite what it used to be, the Aging and Disability Resource Center is currently offering a Free Memory Screening. The free, confidential memory screening is aimed at promoting early detection of memory problems and appropriate intervention.

While a memory screening is not the same as a memory evaluation, it can be a helpful test. If someone is experiencing minor memory problems, early evaluation is important. Some memory problems, such as those caused by vitamin deficiencies or thyroid problems can be quickly and easily treated. Others, such as mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease can benefit from early diagnosis and treatment.

The Memory Screen consists of questions and tasks designed to screen for memory, language skills and thinking abilities. The person who administers the screening will review the results with the person being screened, and suggest whether the person should follow up with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional for more extensive testing.

To register for this event, please call 512-0000 ext. 2000 to sign up for your twenty minute screening.

Sci-Fi / Fantasy Book Discussion

Thr., Aug. 15 3:00pm-5:00pm, Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

What’s your favorite book about dragons or rockets or the future? Come and join us for a discussion of what Science Fiction Fantasy or Horror books strike your fancy.

Paris to Pittsburgh Documentary

Thr., Aug. 15 6:30pm-8:15pm, Sequoya Libarary, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act. This screening presented by local members of Citizen’s Climate Lobby.

Cooking with Chef Lily Kilfoy

Sat., Aug. 17, Meadowridge Library, Community Room B and Kitchen

  • 11:00am – 12:15pm: Ages 5-8
  • 1:00pm – 2:15pm:     Kids and Families
  • 3:00pm – 4:15pm:     Mixed ages 5-12

Join The Kids Chef, Chef Lily, in a hands-on cooking class. Participants will whip up some of Lily’s favorite fun recipes. Vegetarian option and nut free. Registrations begins 8/3. Register online or call 288-6160.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Senior Usage: Prescription & Illegal Drugs, CBD

Wed., Aug. 21 10:00am, All Saints Neighborhood Center, 511 Commerce Drive

Speaker: Skye Tikkanen, MS, Drug Poisoning Prevention Program Manager, Safe-Communities

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