WWMV-LP Radio Station could not be happier to be broadcasting at 95.5 FM!  Turn in on Madison’s westside or check us out at www.WWMVLP.org  orwww.soundcloud.com – search wwmvlp.
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Job Opening.  Theresa Terrace Youth Development Specialist. 30 hours, Mon.-Fri. 11-6.  For more info, go to:http://www.wisconsinyouthcompany.org/assets/images/uploads/employment/16-17TTNC-YouthDevelopmentSpecialist.pdf

Mon., Feb. 20 4:00-5:00pm Craftivism with Rae Moor.  Learning skills with textiles, knitting, and needle work. Begin the process in the workshop and take your tools home to practice. Tools and materials will be provided. Drop in, no registration necessary. Ages 8-14 years old-younger children may want an adult helper. Meadowridge Library.

Tues., Nov.  21 7:00 am-8:00pm  Election Day.  Primary election for school board and State Superintendent of Schools.  For information, go to:Candidates’ Answers on the League of Women Voters website  https://www.lwvdanecounty.org

Starts Tues., Feb 21West Side Boxing Club Boys and Girls, grades 4-7: Tuesday and Thursday.4:30-5:15 pm.; grades 8-12: 5:15-6:30 pm. Elver Park Neighborhood Center, 1209 McKenna Blvd. USA Boxing Certified Program. Operated by Bob Lynch Boxing Foundation. Learn the sweet science of boxing and learn to spar and compete. Contact West District Police Officer Justin Nelsen at 243-0500.

Tues., Feb. 21 6:00-8:00pm TableTop Game Night at the Meadowridge Library.  Join your friends or make new ones as you play some of the many board games available at the library.  Families of all ages.

Tues., Feb. 21 6:00-7:30pm.  Fake News: Fact vs Fiction on the Internet. How do you know what is real on the Internet? What are good, credible sources of news? This seminar will cover the basics of fact-checking information to determine if something is true or not. Bring your questions. Space is limited, please register online or by calling 266-6350.  Central Library. 201 W. Mifflin.

Wed., Feb 22 4:00-5:00pm  Hands-On Coding Play. Learn to code without computers. This program will focus on coding skills and concepts through play. For children ages 4 & up. Call 266-6385 to register beginning 2/8. Sequoya Library. 4340 Tokay Blvd.

Wed.,Feb. 22, 10:00 a.m. “Navigating Your Community with Confidence,” Lori Wirth, Madison Fire Department. Falls Prevention at home means managing hazards you control. Outside your door, it’s a different story. Lori shares strategies for making your travels in the community safer. Greentree Glen, 732 Struck St.
Thurs., Feb. 23, from 6:30-8 p.m  Are you interested in creating your own radio show or simply want to learn more about the station?   These orientation sessions are the perfect opportunity to learn more about WWMV-LP and to discuss any questions or ideas you may have. Richard Jones, the station’s manager, and other announcers. Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd.

Fri., Feb. 24 11:45am-12:45pm Caring for the Caregiver: Tips for Self-Care.  Help for those who are caring for someone with a chronic illness or a life-limiting condition.  How to deal with stress and emotional and physical concerns.  West Madison Senior Center.  602 Sawyer Terrace.  

Fri., Feb. 24  7:00-9:00pm  Life and Music of Charlie Parker.  Join us for this informative and entertaining event featuring UW-Madison’s Professor of Saxophone Les Thimming. This program is part of Madison Opera’s Extending the Stage: CHARLIE PARKER’S YARDBIRD.  Professor Thimming will discuss the importance of Charlie Parker and the History of bebop jazz.

Sat., Feb 25 9:00am-1:00pm  Madison Area Rehabilitation Centers (MARC) recycling event.  Most accepted items are no charge.  Accepted items included televisions and monitors ($20 for CRT devices, $50 for projection screen TVs), Computers, flat screen monitors. Also printers, copiers, fax machines, cell phones, digital cameras and projectors. No appliances, please, but other than that, basically anything with a cord. $5 free for secure hard drive destruction.  805 Forward Drive.

Mon., Feb., 27  6:00-8:00pm  A Community Soul Food Dinner at Good Shepherd Church (Whitney Way and Raymond Rd).  Music, Black History Trivia Games, gift card giveaway.  Free.  All welcome. Sponsored by Meadowridge Library and Community Center.



A new restaurant, Los Atlantes, specializing in Mexican cuisine, has opened up in the Meadowood shopping center on Raymond road.  A review can be found on host.madison.com/wsj by searching for “Los Atlantes Restaurant”.


Mon., Feb 13 10:00am-11:30am

Mystery Book Group: A Murder of Magpies.  Join the Alicia Ashman Mystery Book Group for discussions of mysteries, thrillers, and suspense titles. Be ready to share with the group recent reads in these genres. Our next title will be available for pick-up following today’s discussion, with extra copies available while supplies last.  733 N. High Point Road.

Tue., Feb. 14 4:00pm-5:00pm

Library LEGO Club.  Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Wed., Feb. 15 10:00am-10:45am

Toddler Art Class.  Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or “messy” clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 – 36 months. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please pick up a name tag 10 minutes before the program begins.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Thr., Feb. 16  6:00pm-8:00pm  

Black History Month Celebration.  Dinner and family-friendly activities, sponsored by Elver Park and Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Centers. Free.  Elver Park Neighborhood Center

Thr., Feb 16 6:30pm-7:30pm

Meadowridge Book Club.  Please join us for a discussion of the fictional work “GOOD OMENS: THE NICE AND ACCURATE PROPHECIES BY AGNUS NUTTER, WITCH” by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.  Meadowridge Library.

Fri., Feb 17 9:30-11:30

Foot Care Clinics. West Madison Senior Center and Home Health United provide foot care for $20. Call 238-7368 to make an appointment. West Madison Senior Center programs location, 602 Sawyer Terrace.

Fri., Feb 17 12:30pm

Laura Ingalls Wilder – Jessica Michna Live Theatre.  Michna portrays many of Wilder’s fun moments growing up, as well as her sad stories. Michna researches each of her subjects and answers questions about the characters after her presentation.  Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Road, Fitchburg.

Fri., Feb 17 6:30pm-8:30pm

Paper Box Making. 

Learn how to make adorable small gift boxes out of paper! We’ll provide all the materials you’ll need, but feel free to bring any interesting paper you’re willing to cut up (old calendars usually work really well; or anything that’s thicker than regular paper, but still easy to fold). Mainly for adults, but anyone 13 or over is welcome.  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Road.

Sat., Feb 18 10:00am-12:00pm

Pie Making Class with Jason from Hubbard Avenue Diner.  We’ll learn how to make three different pies, including crust from scratch, through hands-on instruction and practice.  Adults only please.  Meadowridge Library.  Register at 288-6160 or online at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=61669&ID=61669_ .

Sun., Feb 19 1:30pm-4:00pm

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya: All tht Jazz Quintet.  Stop by Sequoya on Sundays to enjoy live jazz performed by local area musicians. Performances will be in the open area in the middle of the library.  From 1:30-3:30 with a set break in the middle


Sat., Feb 25 9:00am-1:00pm

Madison Area Rehabilitation Centers (MARC) recycling event.  Most accepted items are accepted for no charge.  Accepted items included televisions and monitors ($20 for CRT devices, $50 for projection screen TVs), Computers, laptops, notebooks, flat screen monitors, serviers, routers, modems, printers, copiers, fax machines, cell phones, digital cameras and projectors, digital audio and DVD players, and video game systems.  No appliances, please, but other than that, basically anything with a cord. $5 free for secure hard drive destruction.  805 Forward Drive.


High Point Road Bridge Construction. Beginning Feb. 6, 2017 and lasting until Sept. 1,this project will replace the existing bridge carrying High Point Road over US 12/14 (West Beltline Highway) and reconstruct 0.26 miles of High Point Road between Goldenrod Lane and D’Onofrio Drive.  High Point Road will be widened to accommodate two lanes of traffic plus a bike lane in each direction.  Sidewalk will be constructed along both sides of High Point Road.  South High Point Road will be closed to traffic from Watts Road To D’Onofrio Drive for the duration of the project.

Shots fired Sat. 12:15 in 6200 Block of Jacob’s Way.  If you have any information, contact the West District or Crimestoppers at 266-6014.

Phone scam. Phone scam called “Can You Hear Me”.  You may have also heard news reports about this. Here’s a link to one report:
If you’d like to know a bit more about this, you can also go to Snopes.com and read their findings. http://www.snopes.com/can-you-hear-me-scam
AARP tax help is available at the Fitchburg Senior Center on various Fridays, starting Feb. 17.  Call 270-4290.  And at the Sequoya Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Call 266-6385
Tues., Feb. 7  6:00-7:30pm LEGO Night with Bricks4Kidz at Falk School Open schoolhouse.  Sandwiches, chips and cookies from Milios.
Tues., Feb. 7  6:00-8:00pm  Table-Top Game Night at the Meadowridge Library.  Board games for families of all ages.
Tues., Feb. 7  6:30pm  Community Book Discussion of Evicted.  At Good Shepherd Church (Raymond Rd and Whitney Way)
Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.  Madison Board of Education candidate forum, sponsored by GRUMPS (Grandparents United for Madison Public Schools).  Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 E. Gorham St.  All 6 candidates have confirmed attendance. Election is Tuesday, Feb. 21.  Early voting has started.
Wed., Feb. 8  3:00-5:00pm Meadowridge Minecraft Club.Come to library for multiplayer Minecraft action. Bring your own computer, or use one of ours. No account necessary. K-5 and teens 6-12 grades.
Thurs., Feb.9  Art-Scratch Art. 

Let yourself unwind after school with interactive projects from Bubbler artists. Ages 7-12. Registration begins 2 weeks before each class date. Call 288-6160 or online to register.

Thurs., Feb. 9  6:00-8:00pm  Computer and Literacy Skills for Employment. For adults who want to improve their reading, writing and general communication skills. Each student will have an individual lesson plan and will work through the semester on completing that plan. By the Literacy Network at the Meadowridge Library. Please register for the entire series,January 26-May 11. Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 33, for more information or to register. 
Fri, Feb. 10  6:45-8:45pm  International Film Movement Series.  My Love, Don’t Cross that River. At the Alicia Ashman Public Library on the second Friday of the month.  Thought provoking international films from the Film Movement Series.

Sat., Feb. 11  10:30-noon  

Dive into the world of cartooning with guest artists and fun comic-related activities on Saturday mornings… and enjoy some vintage cartoons while you’re at it! Breakfast snacks provided by the friends of Sequoya library. Drop in any time, no registration required. Ages 6-12, younger supervised siblings welcome. At Sequoya Library.

Tues., Feb 14, Fri., Feb. 17 and Sat., Feb. 18 Romance Under the Stars: Special Valentine’s Day show at the MMSD planetarium.  Register at MSCR.org.
Tues., Feb. 14  6:00-9:00pm Valentine’s Day Boomer Bash  at the Brink Lounge.  Live DJ, 60’s and 70’s music, age 55+, Sponsored by Madison Senior Center.  Tickets are $10 at the door.  Buy your ticket by Wed., Feb. 8 and be entered in a drawing for Packerland Pilsner gift basket.  Call 266-6581 for more info.
Thurs, Feb. 16  6:00-8:00pm  Black History Month Celebration at the Elver Park Neighborhood Center.  Dinner and family-friendly activities, sponsored by Elver Park and Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Centers. Free.


The Madison Police Department West District has a new Captain, Cory Nelson.  Read more at http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/west/blotter.cfm?Id=12030

Burglary statistics for Madison, including the West District are currently available at http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/west/blotter.cfm?Id=12038.  One note from that page:  ‘I hear time and time again, “I saw someone suspicious in my neighborhood but I didn’t want to bother the police with it.”  PLEASE bother us!’


Mon. Jan 30 10:45am-11:30am

WonderWorks.  Explore science, technology, engineering & math 


through play (and books!) For children ages 3 – 5.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.  Register at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=57990&ID=57990_

Tue. Jan 31 9:00am-3:30pm and
Wed. Feb 12:00pm-5:00pm

Sequoya Library Tax Assistance.  Signup by calling 266-6385. Reservations begam on Jan 17th.

Tue. Jan 31 12:00pm-1:00pm

West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches.  Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. The suggested minimum donation is $4.00 but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. Transportation to the meal is available with an additional $1.00 donation. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding day by calling 238-0196.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Wed. Feb 1 3:30pm-5:00pm

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

Thr. Feb 2 6:00pm-8:00pm

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment.  Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 33, for more information or to register.  Meadowridge Library.

Fri. Feb 3 3:00pm-6:00pm

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help.  Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes, school assignments, applications, or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online is also available.  Call 266-6385 or visit  http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=61672&ID=61672_ to make a 45-minute appointment.  Sequoya Library.


Fri. Feb 3 7:00pm-9:00pm

An Evening of Rare Jazz Films.  Jazz historian Gary Alderman will present and explain films of the historically-significant innovators of modern jazz, including the only two existing videos with sound of Charlie Parker.  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N High Point Rd.

Fri. Feb 3, 10 7:30pm-9:30pm and
Sat. Feb 4, 11 7:30pm-9:30pm

James Madison Memorial Musical – Little Shop of Horrors

Sat. Feb 4 9:00am-4:00pm

Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sales.  442 Westgate Mall, next to TJ Maxx.  CD and DVD selections as well.

Sat. Feb. 4 10:00am-12:00pm

Drop-In Gadget Help.  Need help with your laptop, e-reader, tablet, or smartphone?
Bring your own device for hands on help. Get help configuring settings and learn how to download eBooks from the library. First come, first serve on a drop-in basis.  Some requirements: you must know how to access your web-based email account and some services (but not the help session!) require your personal information (credit card, Amazon account, or Apple ID).  Sequoya Library.

Sat. Feb. 4 3:00pm-5:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm (two dances)

Madison Parks Daddy/Daughter Dance.  Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive.  Cost: $25   http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/calendar/daddy-daughter-dance-1


Feb. 10-12.  Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo.  More information is available atwigardentexpo.com

Feb 24 is the deadline for nominations for the United Way of Dane County Community Volunteer Awards.  Recipients can receive from $250 to $1,000.  More information can be found at https://www.unitedwaydanecounty.org/cvaform/ .

Feb. 27 The Madison Parks “Groove and Glide” at Elver Park has been rescheduled for Friday, February 27, 6:00pm-8:00pm  http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/events/grooveandglide.cfm

Feedback on Farmers’ Market Survey.  Everyone who answered the survey said they would shop at a SW side Farmers’ Market.  As to best times, 30% said Saturday, 25% said Friday, and 35% said any day. For locations, 45% preferred Elver Park, 35% preferred Raymond Rd and the rest said either.  We will be meeting with the city soon to discuss this.

Solar Installer TraineeThe City of Madison is now accepting applications for solar installer trainee for this year’s GreenPower program.  The job posting is available at https://agency.governmentjobs.com/madisonwi/job_bulletin.cfm.  The deadline to apply is Feb. 24.

The new captain of the West District Police Station, Corey Nelsen, published a report on burglaries in his blog.  According the the report, burglaries in the city of Madison dropped 200 from 2015 to 2016 and burglaries in the West District went from 419 in 2015 to 276 in 2016.  He credits the new burglary unit for this improvement.

Mon., Jan. 23 6:30pm  Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association Board meeting (postponed from last Monday) at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Open to all members.  We will discuss a winter activity, possible grants, a farmers’ market and more.  

Mondays and Thursdays from Jan. 19 to Mar. 9  Lunchtime Yoga at Monona Terrace.  FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  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. 

Tues., Jan. 24  6:00-7:00pm  Parent Information Meeting for the West Side Boxing Club at the Elver Park Neighborhood Center.  Come learn about potential boxing instruction in SW Madison.  For more information, contact Justin Nelson  608-279-3164 or jnelson@cityofmadison.com.

Wed., Jan.25 11:00am Gentle Posture Exercises for Back Pain.  Dr. Laura Konopacki from Body Wave Chiropractic will demonstrate these exercises. Free. Fitchburg Senior Center.  

Thurs, Jan. 26  1:00-3:00pm West Madison Senior Center MoviesSully.  Segoe Terrace Activity Room.(602 Sawyer Terrace).  Free and free popcorn. 

Thurs., Jan. 26  4:30-5:30 pm  Food Science with Sarah Conn.Come learn basic cooking techniques and the science behind food tastesWe’ll experiment in the kitchen with quick, easy recipes that you can take home. Meadowridge Library.  (Please contact jmohrbacher@madisonpubliclibrary.org about any food allergies prior to the first class). Ages 7-12. Register by phone at 288-6160 or online beginning 1/5. 

Thurs., Jan. 26  6:00-8:00pm  Science Night at Falk School. It is a night for families to come and do fun science activities together. 

Fri, Jan. 27 6:00-8:00pm  Groove and Glide at Elver Park.  Music, games, fun for everyone.  All ages welcome.  For more info, contact thartley@cityofmadison.com

Sat., Jan. 28  9;00am-5:00pm  Covering Wisconsin Meadowridge Library.  Covering Wisconsin is federally certified and state licensed. Our mission is to connect Wisconsin residents with appropriate insurance coverage and other programs that support health, and to promote effective us of these programs. One-on-one help.

Sat., Jan. 28.  10:30-11:30 am.  SISTAS Read Book Club.  Meadowridge Library. Books of Color for women of Color. 1st book: I Almost Forgot About You, by Terry McMillan.

Sat., Jan. 28  10:00-4:00pm.  Fam Jam at Monona Terrace, a family-fun-day featuring giant inflatable stations, face painters, and balloon artists. Also activities for the 4 and under crowd.  Enjoy the human hamster-ball races and the giant inflatable slide. The little ones can take a trip to ‘Safari Land’ or visit the ‘Fun Express Train Station’. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  Adults $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Sat., Jan. 28 7:00-10:00pm  Bounce, a brand new event for the 21 and up crowd.    It’s a room of giant inflatables…surrounded by colored lights, dance music, and cocktails. There’s a deluxe obstacle course, a bouncy boxing ring, the defender dome and a giant slide. Music by Surt ‘Turf.  At Monona Terrace.  $15 in advance; $18 at the door.  Children 2-12 $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Sun., Jan.29  2:00-5:00pm  Community Forum: Know Your Rights, United We Stand.  At Monona Terrace. Free and open to the public.  Panel discussion with ACLU, VOCES, CAIR, NAACP, and more.

Mon., Jan. 30  10:30am  Getting the Most our of Your Smart Phone. Free. Fitchburg Senior Center.  Call 270-4290 to reserve a spot.  

Fri., Feb. 3  10:30 am Community Book Discussion of Evicted.  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.   Also, Tues., Feb. 7 6:30.

Feb. 13, 17 and 18.  Romance Under the Stars.  Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the MMSD Planetarium,  Register at www.mscr.org.

Madison Mini Maker Faire at Monona Terrace.  The Madison call for makers is open now through March 31, Any groups or individuals interested in presenting their project, activity, or performance at this event should complete the application at http://madison.makerfaire.com/call-for-makers/application/.  There is no cost for individuals to demonstrate at the Faire. If you have creations you want to sell to the public, there is a $100 fee to participate.  Mini Maker Faire to be held May 13.


Mon., Jan 16  6:30 pm   

Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association board meeting.  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (second driveway off Whitney, south of Raymond)  All welcome. Will discuss winter events, potential Farmers’ Market in SW side, various grant possibilities.


Mon., Jan 16 Martin Luther King Day – Schools and Libraries will be closed.

Tue., Jan 17 4:00pm-5:00pm

Bedazzled Short Stories.  Turn a boring story into an on the edge of your seat thrillers with fun and easy techniques like adding dialogue. “Oh, no, not dialogue!” Blam-o! onomatopoeias and vivid actions. Fun brainstorming games, read alouds, and chances for your stories to come to life! Ages 7-12, families welcome. Register by phone at 288-6160 or online beginning 1/3.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.  Regsiter at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=57750&ID=57750_

Wed., Jan 18 3:00pm-5:00pm

Meadowridge Minecraft Club.  Grab your friends and come to library for multiplayer Minecraft action. Bring your own computer, or use one of ours. No account necessary.  Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft .  Meadowridge Library.

Thr., Jan 19 4:30pm-5:30pm

Food Science with Sarah Conn.  Come learn some basic cooking techniques as well as some of the science behind why your food tastes the way it does. We’ll experiment in the kitchen with quick, easy recipes that you can take home. Recipes will be interest-guided, so be sure to come in with some questions and we’ll try to answer them together! (Please contact jmohrbacher@madisonpubliclibrary.org to let us know if there are any food allergies prior to the first class). Ages 7-12, Meadowridge Library. Register by phone at 288-6160 or online at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=57744&ID=57744_ .

Thr., Jan 19 6:00pm-8:00pm

Career Change 101.  Considering a new career but feeling overwhelmed and confused about how to get started? Get the process moving at this orientation workshop where you will learn about the career planning process, local and online resources available to you, clarifying a path to a more fulfilling career, taking your career in a new direction.   Note: The focus of this workshop is not job-search related.  Questions? Contact: Phone 608-263-6960; email advising@dcs.wisc.edu  .Register at https://charge.wisc.edu/assc/workshops.aspx .  Sequoya Library, Midvale Blvd at Tokay Blvd.

Sat., Jan 21 8:30am-11:30am

Byrne Grant Presentation/Breakfast Meeting on neighborhood input.  Good Shepherd Church.  Over the past several months residents and stakeholders from the Raymond Road corridor have been meeting  to identify strategies to address issues around our safety and well-being for the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant.  Information gathered from  the sessions will be reviewed during this meeting.

Sat., Jan 21 10:30am-12:00pm

Tiny Acts of Kindness.  Drop in to meet Bubbler Artist Danika Brubaker to create, tag, and hide a kindness-themed creation for a stranger to discover. Choose to create a tiny flower bouquet, drawing, letter or decorated word rock.  Meadworidge Library.


James Madison Memorial High School Musical – “Little Shop of Horrors”, Fri. Feb 3 – Sat. Feb 4



New Career Programs at Madison College. The college’s Construction and Remodeling program trains students for careers as carpenters, remodelers, apprentices, master carpenters, etc. The next session starts Jan. 30. A part-time evening Construction Bridge Program which teaches basic technical skills to get started in the industry starts Jan. 30. Contact Jose A. Luna, 608-258-2378

Winter Clothing Drive at Elver Park from Jan. 4-15.  Bring coats, snow pants, boots, hats, scarves and gloves to the Shelter during business hours.

Free Indoor Walking at Break Away Sports, 5964 Executive Drive in Fitchburg.  Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00-noon.

There’s still time to sign up for group ice skating lessons at Elver Park. Deadline is Mon., Jan 9.  Late fee of $5 after Monday.  For more info and to sign up, go to: cityofmadison.com/parks/events/IceSkatingLessons

Alaska Expeditions. Expedition teams of 8-9 teenage girls and 3 instructors are selected to spend 12 days exploring and learning about glaciers and the alpine or marine environment. Through field studies with professional glaciologists, ecologists, artists, and mountaineers, the girls build critical thinking skills, gain self-confidence, and make lasting friendships. Free. You must be16 or 17 by June 1. For more information, go to apply@girlsonice.org.



Mon., Jan. 10  10:45-11:30am   Wonder Works at the  Sequoya Library.  Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!) For children ages 3 – 5. Registration began 12/27. Call 266-6385  Same program Wed. 4:00-4:45.

Tues., Jan. 10 6:30-7:30pm   Winter is Coming at the Meadowridge Library.  A gathering for fans of Game of Thrones to discuss the Game of Thrones books and TV seasons, one installment at a time. This month focuses on A Game of Thrones and season one, sharing thoughts and theories. Books and DVDs available for checkout now.  For adults.

Tuesday, Jan. 10  1:30-3:30 pm.  Crafters Corner at the Segoe Terrace Activity Room.  No experience necessary. Craft supplies furnished for $1. Sponsored by West Madison Senior Center.

Thurs., Jan 12  3:00-4:30p.m. Knitting at the Meadowridge Library. Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present.  For families or all ages.

Fri, Jan. 13  6:45-8:45pm  THE AUTOMATIC HATE : Films from the International Film Movement Series.  At the Alicia Ashman Public Library on the second Friday of the month for thought provoking international films from the Film Movement Series.  Adults.

Sat., Jan. 14  9:00am – 1:00pm   eRecycling in West Madison.  Bring your TVs. monitors, computers, copiers, cell phones and other electronic for recycling to 805 Forward Drive.  More info, go to: CyclePointUs.org.

Mon., Jan 16  11 am-9 pm.  No school skating at Elver Park.

Mon., Jan 16  6:30 pm   Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association board meeting.  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (second driveway off Whitney, south of Raymond)  All welcome. Will discuss winter events, potential Farmers’ Market in SW side, various grant possibilities.



Sat., Jan 21 8:30-11:30 am  Byrne Grant Presentation/Brealfast Meeting on neighborhood input.  Good Shepherd Church.

Over the past several months residents and stakeholders from the Raymond Road corridor have been meeting  to identify strategies to address issues around our safety and well-being for the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant.  Information gathered from the sessions will be reviewed during this meeting.

Thurs., Jan. 26 1:30 pm.  Mystery Book Club at the Fitchburg Senior Center.  This month’s book is Crocodile on the Sand Bank by Elizabeth Peters.