NEWS

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Neigborhood Association board meeting Thursday (See entry under “EVENTS”, below).

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Beach News.  Some Madison beaches are now open, though not all of them.  You can check the status of Madison beaches, including their current status with respect to bacteria and algae at http://www.publichealthmdc.com/environmental-health/beaches-lakes-pools/beach-conditions/ .

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Grilling season is upon us.  The Madison Fire Department reminds us to keep grills at least 15 feet from any structure.

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Out and About.  The City of Madison Parks Division has published the Summer 2018 edition of their newsletter, including a handy map outlining which parks have certain special activities and facilities available.  http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/about/documents/OutAbout2018summer.pdf

EVENTS

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Mon., June 4  6:00pm-6:45pm
Mon., June 4  6:45pm-8:00pm

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Chess.  Lessons for beginners and more advanced players begin at 6:00 PM and last 45 minutes, followed by “free play” until 8:00pm. (Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult).  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Tue., June 5  6:30pm-8:30pm

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Internet Security with Cris Carpenter.  Internet threats can take quite a variety of forms and most of them are intended to extract sensitive information from your computer and/or money from your accounts. Learn to protect your computer, personal information and accounts by recognizing common threats, utilizing effective security software, and employing safe web browsing and emailing practices.  Register at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=74513   Alicia Ashman Library.

Tue., June 5

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Moving Day.  The West Madison Senior Center is moving from Sego Road to 5724 Raymond Rd., next to Meadowridge Commons.  The phone number, 608-238-7368 remains unchanged.

Wed., June 6 4:30pm-5:30pm

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Read to a Dog.  Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Thr., June 7 3:00pm-4:30pm

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Knitting at the Library.  Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 7 must have an adult present.  Meadowridge Library.

Thr., June 7 6:00pm  

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Prairie Hills Newsletter Delivery and Board meeting.  At 6:00 the hard-copy newsletters and other materials will be collated and passed out to everyone who is distributing them.  This will be followed by the regular board meeting, probably around 7:00.  All members are welcome to attend.  Good Shepherd Church, room 1.

Fri., June 8 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

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Sat., June 9 10:00am-11:00am

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Donuts with Dad.  Saturday morning fun with stories, movies and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. Moms welcome, too.  Alicia Ashman Library.

Sat., June 9 1:00pm-2:00pm

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Creative Recycled Cosplay.  Join us for a very special rainbow and glitter filled Saturday of cosplay fun. Craft armor from egg crates, gowns from mylar, suits from bubble wrap,or shoes from duct tape and strut your stuff on the Sequoya red carpet. Children under the age of 7 will need grown-up help. Many awesome supplies are welcome but please bring any special materials you may want to use.  Register at 266-6385 or http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=73263  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

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NOTES
Solar Programs for 2018.  The City of Madison Launches two solar programs to help citizens and businesses in Madison “go solar”.  The Madison Group Buy for Homes program will run for the third year aiiming to help 30-40 more Madison residents install solar panels. New for 2018, the city also launched the MadiSUN Solar for Business Program.  Along with education and business-to-business communication, the program will have a $30,000 fund of rebates​.​
 For more info, go to: <http://www.madisunsolar.com/> for Homes & Businesses
West Madison Senior Center Moves Office to Meadowridge Commons, effective June 5.

If you have any questions about the new location or their programs and services, please call their office at (608) 238-7368. The West Madison Senior Center staff looks forward to seeing you at their new location.

 
Senior Farmers’ Market Vouchers and Distribution.  Starting in June, the Area Agency on Aging will start to distribute farmer’s market vouchers on a first come/first serve basis to seniors 60+ with gross incomes under the 185% poverty level. For more info, contact the West Madison Senior Center at 238-7368.
 
EVENTS
Mon., May 28 Memorial Day
 
Mon., May 28 12:15 pmFitchburg Memorial Day Observance. At Fitchburg Fire Station #2, 2931 Marketplace Drive, with keynote by Fire Department Chief Joe Pulvermacher.
 
Mon., May 28  1:00pm  Annual Veterans for Peace event, Gates of Heaven Synagogue, James Madison Park (302 E. Gorham)  with speakers including Alfred McCoy, David Couper, Norman Stockwell, music by Old Cool.
 
Wed., May 30 1:30-3:30 pm “The Greatest Showman” free movie at the Alicia Ashman Library.  Snacks will be served. Sponsored by the West Madison Senior Center.
 
Wed., May 30  6-7:30pm  Cookies from Scratch. Make your own custom cookies from scratch! Learn a basic cookie dough with endless flavor possibilities and take home your final creation. Meadowridge Library.  Children 7 and younger will need an adult helper. Registration began 5/16. Register online or call 288-6160. 
 
Wed., May 30 6:30-8:00pm  Researching your family history..Learn how to dig into your family history and uncover stories that help you to understand where you come from and who your ancestors were.  Lori Bessler will tell you how to research your family using online resources and collections found at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Alicia Ashman Library.  Registration required. Call the Ashman Library.
 
Thurs., May 31 4-7:30pm Addition, Hope and Recovery.  Public Safety Review Committee along with Safe Communities is holding a Town Hall meeting for members of the community to share their experiences or concerns and learn about resources for a path to recovery.  Free and open to the public. Central Library, Room 301-302.
 
Thurs. May 31 6-7:30pm Learn how to carve apple swans and an apple fan. Children 12 and younger will need an adult helper. There will also be a demonstration to inspire everyone to look at fruit in a different way! Registration began 5/17. Call 288-6160. Adults and children must register. Meadowridge Library. 
 
Thurs., May 31  Free Concerts on the Rooftop kicks off at Monona Terrace with an exciting line up of artists from across the Midwest.  New this year, America’s Pub Quiz will entertain audiences before the concerts from 6-7pm! Kicking it off on May 31 will be Bella Cain, one of Milwaukee’s hottest top 40-country band.   FREE tickets are available on Eventbrite. For more information, visit http://communityevents.mononaterrace.com or call (608) 261-4000.
 
Sat.,June 2  2-4:00pm  Joyce Western and the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.  During the 1940s and 1950s, 37 athletic and determined women from Wisconsin made a BIG difference. They were among the more than 550 women who played in the Girls Professional Baseball League depicted in the movie A League of Their Own. Bob Kann, the biographer of one of the Kenosha players, Joyce Westerman: Baseball Hero, shares stories about these Wisconsin women.  Sequoia Library. 

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Foxes sighted on Winstone Drive.  Foxes may be cute but they attack cats and small dogs; so be very careful with your pets.

Brush collection. According to the city map, city crews will be collecting in our area soon.  You can also drop off brush at 1501 Badger Road and yard waste only at 402 So. Pt Road.  For more info on times, etc., go to: http://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/yardWaste/dropoffsites.cfm

Jumping worms.  Be careful with plants you get from friends and other places.  There is a new invasive species called “jumping worms.”  They ruin the soil.  For more info, go to: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Invasives/fact/jumpingWorm/

Goodman Pool Swimming Lessons and Scholarships.  The Goodman Pool is taking registrations for swimming lessons this summer. For more info, go to: https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/pool/classesPrograms.cfm

EVENTS

Tues.  May 22 6-8pm Line Dancing.  Come for weekly line dances at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center.  All welcome. All ages.  Two dances are taught each week.  Suggested donation $3.00.

Wed., May 23 9:15-10:15am Balance Ball Core Strengthening.  Strengthen your core using balance balls, weights and bands while having fun.  Meadowood Neighborhood Center. Every week.  For 18 and over.

Wed., May 23 10:30am  Travel Safety.  A talk about domestic and foreign travel. A Triad program.  At Burkhalter Travel, 6501 Mineral Point Road.

Wed., May 23  1:30-3:00pm See THE POST, a free West Madison Senior Center movie, shown at the Alicia Ashman library (733 N. High Point Rd), snacks will be served.

Wed., May 23 11-1:00pm   Bingo at Meadowridge Commons.  The Senior lunch program follows.

Thurs., May 24  3:30-5:00pm  Chess Club.  Blue Room.  Meadowridge Library.  Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sat., May 26  11-12:15pm   Cooking with Kids (ages 5-8)  Join the Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids and families. Participants will whip up some of Lily’s favorite fun recipes. Theme: Spring Picnic.  Vegetarian option and nut free. Registration began 5/12. Register online or call 288-6160 to register.

Sat., May 26.  10:30-noon.  A kick-off for the Summer Reading Club with activities and refreshments to celebrate the famed “XOLO” the Mexican Hairless Dog.  There will be real dogs there to read to.  Activities are geared for ages preschool to 2nd grade.  Meadowridge Library.

Sat. May 26  1-2:15pm   Cooking with Kids.(families)  Join Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids and families. \Theme: Flavors of the Caribbean. Vegetarian option and nut free. Registration began 5/12. Register online or call 288-6160 to register. Families and grades k-5.

Sat., 3-4:15pm  Cooking with Kids (ages 9-12).  Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids and families. Participants will whip up some of Lily’s favorite fun recipes. Theme:Flavors of the Caribbean. Vegetarian option and nut free. Registration began 5/12. Register online or call 288-6160 to register.

COMING UP

Thurs., May 31  Free Concerts on the Rooftop kicks off at Monona Terrace with an exciting line up of artists from across the Midwest.  New this year, America’s Pub Quiz will entertain audiences before the concerts from 6-7pm! Kicking it off on May 31 will be Bella Cain, one of Milwaukee’s hottest top 40-country band.   FREE tickets are available on Eventbrite. For more information, visit http://communityevents.mononaterrace.com or call (608) 261-4000.

NEWS

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From the Madison Police West District Blotter:  Just a reminder for you Craigslisters or other on-line shoppers. Instead of meeting people in your homes when selling something, feel free to offer to meet in the parking lot of the West District Police Station.  I can’t imagine anyone with suspicious motives, agreeing to meet you at a police station!  https://www.cityofmadison.com/Police/west/

EVENTS

Mon., May 14 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cooking Knife Skills and Safety Demo.  Learn how to properly handle knives and improve coordination between your hands. This demo will cover all the basic cuts such as: dice, julienne and slice. It will also include how to sharpen knives. A simple crudités and dipping sauce will be shared at the end. Registration began 4/30. Register online at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=74192&ID=74192_ or call 288-6160.  Meadowridge Library Meadowridge Library Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Raymond Rd.

Tue., May 15 2:00pm-4:00pm

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Ballroom Basics for Balance (TM).  Learn the basic moves of ballroom and other dances and why they can hep you improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. Physical therapist and dance instructor Susan Frikken will provide a balance evaluation to help you understand your risk and track your progress. No experience and no partner required–come and dance the afternoon away! Register online at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=72671&ID=72671_ by calling 608-824-1780 .  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. Highpoint Rd.

Wed., May 16 9:30am-10:30am

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Venus Inspires Movement!  Personal trainer Venus Washington inspires a fun, healthful attitude with a total-body fitness class including warm up and active movement set to lively 60s and 70s music selections. All adult abilities and ages encouraged to join in the action!  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Thr., May 17 1:00pm

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Downsizing: Hints and Helpful Tips.  Come to the “Downsizing the Easy Way” seminar. Learn about downsizing tips on what sells and how to sell it, and the ups and downs of reducing stuff and relieving stress. Marianne Gariti, owner of Moving Forward, will offer advice, answer questions and help guide your concerns to acceptable solutions. Ruth Domack, First Weber, Inc, will explain the current real estate market, how to prepare your home for sale and address the newest concept of “staging”.  Call 270-4290 to register.  Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

Thr., May 17 3:30pm-5:30pm

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Minecraft Club.  Bring your own device, or play with friends on our server. No account necessary, ages 17 and under. Sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance.  Meadowridge Library Study Room A.

Fri., May 18 5:30pm-7:30pm
Sat., May 19 9:00am-1:00pm

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Friends of Meadowridge Library Mothers Day Book Sale.  Meadowridge Library.

Sunday, May 20 1:00pm-4:00pm

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Huegel Elementary School Service Day & Silent Auction.  Huegel Elementary students and families will be organized into community service/clean-up projects that serve the school district community. The event coincides with a silent auction to raise funds for Huegel Elementary School.  Huegel school, 2601 Prairie Rd.

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Learn to Disc Golf.  
Hiestand and Elver disc golf courses are now open! Learn to Disc Golf presented by Madison Parks Foundation at Hiestand Park on Saturday, May 26. Register online in advance.   (Disc Golf is also free on May 26).  More information: https://my.cityofmadison.com/emaillists/redirect.cfm?ID=166183&MID=42646&LID=23

NEWS

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Free Training! 
Free training through a partnership between the Urban League of Greater Madison (“ULGM”) and Exact Sciences.  No cost to participate.  Training begins June 4, through July 12.  Topics covered include Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook, Time Management, Healthcare Privacy, Call Center Concepts, Laboratory Operating Procedures and Personal Protective Equipment Procedures.  Apply by May 11.  For more info, see www.ulgm.org, email mherriges@ulgm.org or call 608 729-1232

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A Voice in City Government.
Committees, commissions, and boards play a significant role in helping city staff, the Common Council and the Mayor in making decisions that affect the lives of Madison residents. The City of Madison values broad participation in these bodies and highly encourages people of color, persons with disabilities and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. Committee positions are open to City of Madison residents.  See http://www.cityofmadison.com/CityHall/legislativeInformation/apply.cfm

EVENTS

Monday, May 7 6:00pm-6:45pm, 6:45pm-8:00pm

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Chess Instruction.  Lessons for both beginners and more advanced players begin promptly at 6:00 PM and lasts 45 minutes.  The regular chess club session then begins at 6:45PM.  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Wed., May 9 1:30pm-4:00pm

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WMSC Movie Program:  The Shape of Water.  Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the West Madison Senior Center at the Alicia Ashman Public Library. Refreshments will be served.

Wed., May 9 10:00am-11:00am

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Edward Jones Perspective with Andrew Drane.  With market and economic uncertainty, it can be difficult to stay focused on your long-term goals. We will discuss timely market topics and potential solutions to help you stay on track toward your financial goals. Seating is limited. Call today (266-6581) to reserve space for yourself and a guest.    Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin Street.

Wed., May 9 7:30pm-9:00pm

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Memorial Concert Band & Symphonic Band Concert.  Madison Memorial High School.

Thr., May 10 3:00pm-4:30pm

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Knitting at the Library.  Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present.

Thr., May 10 6:30pm-8:30pm

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April Showers Bring Paper Flowers!  Learn simple techniques to create fantastic paper flowers.  Register at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=72824&ID=72824_

Fri., May 11, Sat., May 12, Thr., May 17 through Sat., May 19 7:30pm-9:30pm

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Madison Memorial High School spring play.  “12 Angry Jurors”.  Tickets available at the door.

Friday May 11, 10:00am-2:00pm

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Blood Pressure Awareness Day.  Free resources, information and blood pressure checks provided by the Meadowood Health Partnership.

Sat., May 12 2:30pm-4:30pm

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Tacos Acorazados con Alfredo Alemán.  Learn how to make tacos acorazados, a native dish of Cuernavaca, Morelos, MX. The class will be in Spanish with English interpretation.  Meadowridge Library, Community Rooms A and B.  Registration began 4/28. Register online at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=71884&ID=71884_ or call 288-6160.

Sat., May 12 2:30pm-4:45pm

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Ragtime Jack Radcliffe: Country Blues, Old Time, and Americana Music Concert.  Sequoya Library meeting rooms A & B.

Sat., May 12 9:30-11:00am  

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Free Community Breakfast at Good Shepherd Church 

Sat., May 12 

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Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale See http://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/compost/CompostBinSale.cfm  for more information.

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Newsletter Deliverers Needed Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association  needs people to deliver the once-a-year hard copy newsletters. You will be contacting between 10 and 15 people in your neighborhood who are current members or have been members during the past three years.  This is a good opportunity to meet your neighbors or say, “hello,” to those you already know.  If interested, please reply to this email or send a separate email to prairiehillsneighborhoodassn@gmail.com.  Thank You.
 
Final Yard Waste collection is coming up soon.  Place your yard waste on your terrace either loose or in paper bags ASAP.
 
Classics Camp.  A new day-camp on the UW-Madison campus this summer will focus on the world of the ancient Greeks and Romans (July 23 to August 3). Students entering sixth through twelfth grades are eligible for this pre-college summer immersion experience in classical antiquity. Details and registration information at:  https://canes.wisc.edu/classicscamp 
 
EVENTS
Tues. May 1 Last day for $10 Savings on Compost Bins and Rain Barrels.  On Sat. Sat., May 10, 10-2 at the Alliant Energy Center, there will be a compost bin and Rain barrel truckload sale.  PRE-ORDER ONLINE BEFORE MAY 1 AND SAVE AN ADDITIONAL $10. (Use the promo code MAD18) Pick-up at the Alliant Energy Center, North lot. Enter via Olin Ave. Any questions, go to:  Rain Reserve
 
Wed., May 2 10-2pm and 4-6pm Oakwood Job Fair.  Hiring , resident assistants, servers, dietary aides, cooks, RN/LPNs, CNAs and more. East and West Side Campus.  More info, call 230-4530 or go to oakwoodvillage.net.
 
Wed., May 2 4:30-5:30pm  Read to a Dog at the Meadowridge Library.  A furry friend will be there, waiting to hear a story.  Grades K-5.  First-come, first-served.

 

May 3 6-8pm  City of Madison Listening session about street use events. The City of Madison is engaged in an analysis of special events in the downtown area and your feedback is requested. City staff will give an overview of concerns about events reaching a “maximum capacity” and facilitate a discussion to learn your concerns and ideas for the future of events downtown. This includes festivals, races, parades, marches, and demonstrations that close down a City street  in the downtown area.
 
Fri, May 4 9:30-7pm and Sat, May 5 9:30-3pm  Alicia Ashman Book Sale at the Alicia Ashman Library.  Bag sale 1-3pm Sat.  $5 a bag
 
Sat., May 5 All Day.  Free Comic Book Day.  Celebrate the fun of reading comic books and graphic novels at all nine Madison Public Libraries and get a free kid-friendly comic book, while supplies last. 
 
Sat., May 5  3-5pm  Daal with Yakub Kazi.  Learn about different types of lentils and spices used in this classic Indian dish. Tastings of daal at the end of the class. Registration begins 4/21. Register online or call 288-6160. 
 
Sun., May 6, Learn 2Ride  90 minute sessions from 8:30-10:45am At Memorial High School.  For ages 4-12 years.  Pre-registration required.  MMSD residents $10 per child.  Non resident $15.  For info and to register, go to MSCR.org
 
COMING UP
Sat., May 12 9:30-11am  Free Community Breakfast at Good Shepherd Church 

NEWS

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Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association Board Meeting:  Tue., Apr. 24 6:30 PM, Blue Room, Meadowridge Library.

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Softball/KickBall/Soccer Rain-outs 
Is your field open or closed?  To check, call the rain-out Line.  (608) 267-8787.  Also, fields and courts may now be reserved ONLINE.  See http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/reserve/FieldReservations.cfm

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Free Training! 
Free training through a partnership between the Urban League of Greater Madison (“ULGM”) and Exact Sciences.  No cost to participate.  Training begins June 4, through July 12.  Topics covered include Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook, Time Management, Healthcare Privacy, Call Center Concepts, Laboratory Operating Procedures and Personal Protective Equipment Procedures.  Apply by May 11.  For more info, see www.ulgm.org, email mherriges@ulgm.org or call 608 729-1232

EVENTS

Mon., Apr. 23 10:30am-11:15am

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Preschool Storytime.  A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Registration not required.  Meadowridge Library Community Room B, Raymond Rd.

Tue., Apr. 24 4:00pm-5:30pm

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Pokemon Club (TCG).   Do you love Pokemon? Learn to play the trading card game, during the first 15 minutes, and then compete against other kids! Bring your own deck or borrow one of ours!  School age, K-12.

Tue., Apr. 24 6:30pm

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Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association Board Meeting.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm

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West Madison Senior Center Lunches.  Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8  Meadowridge Library Community Rooms A and B.

Wed., Apr. 25 5:30pm-8:00pm

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Community Supper, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5701 Raymond Rd.  (Note: Alice Oakley is “retiring” – come and wish her well.). The meal is free, but donations are graciously accepted.  Contact S. Wallace at sherayw@yahoo.com / 608-622-2355 if you are interested in helping out.

Wed., Apr. 25 6:00pm-8:00pm

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Madison Memorial Super Showcase.  A night of free family fun for all ages.  Free family dinner, rock climbing wall, face painting, photo booth and more.  Dinner served until 7pm.  Madison Memorial High School, Gammon Rd. at Mineral Point Rd.

Fri., Apr. 27 3:00pm-5:00pm

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Día De Los Niños: Película /Movie.  Join us at the library to watch Coco. We’ll provide the popcorn!
Ven a ver la película, Coco, en la biblioteca. ¡Proporcionaremos las palomitas! ¡Gratis!
Meadowridge Library Community Room B.

Sat. Apr. 28 1:30pm-3:30pm

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LEGO Club.  Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation! All ages. No registration.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

COMING UP

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Make Music Madison.  Registration is now open.  

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Sign up my May 13, Performances on June 21, 8:00am-9:00pm.  Make Music Madison is a celebration of music on the summer solstice that is performed by anyone and enjoyed by everyone.  Register at https://matchmadison.makemusicday.org/users/welcome to reserve a park in your neighborhood for your performance.  As soon as you register your “venue”, you can start encouraging performers to sign up for your venue.  For more info contact: info@makemusicmadison.org .

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Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale,  May 12.  See http://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/compost/CompostBinSale.cfm  for more information.