NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF JULY 29

NEWS

Newbridge Case Management Services

The Case Management Program is designed to provide older adults, age 60 and over, the support they need to live independently by identifying resources and coordinating supportive services.  Services are available on a walk-in basis at various locations and times.  See the Newbridge newsletter at https://newbridgemadison.org/newsletter/ .

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Preschool Storytime

Mon., July 29 10:30am-11:15am, Meadowridge Library Community Room B, 5726 Raymond Rd.

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.

Galactic Goo! — Slime!

Tue., July 30 3:00pm-3:00pm, Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Join in at the Sequoya porch to create your own Galactic Goo slime putty at the library! Kids can choose one of three recipes to make and add stars, glitter, and other awesome ingredients. Children under age 7 should have an adult helper.  Register online at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=83245 , in person, or by phone at 266-6385

Marble Runs with Sylvie Rosenthal

Wed., July 31 6:00pm-7:30pm, Meadowridge Library Community Room A

Design and create your own marble run with plywood, nails, rubberbands, and more with guest Bubbler artist Sylvie Rosenthal. Practice your hammering and precision with kid sized, real tools to make your own intricate maze. Kid sized safety glasses and earplugs also provided. Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult. Registration recommended but not required.  Register at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=85853

Simple, Dignified & Affordable

Wed., July 31 10:30am, Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

Join Advanced Planning Specialist Jodi Johnston to learn about the Cremation Society of Madison.  Come and learn about: cremation options, costs and protections.  No pre-registration required. Light refreshments will be provided!  Sponsored by the Cremation Society of Madison.

Storytime for the Very Young

Fri., Aug. 2, 10:30am-11:15am, Meadowridge Library Community Room B

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

Friends of Sequoya Book Sale

Sat., Aug. 3, 9:00am-4:00pm, Westgate mall, next to TJMaxx

Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawals also for sale. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 1 PM.

News resource of the week

Much of the material for our newsletters is located in resources that are regularly available online, but our editors may not focus on items that you care about.  We used to list several, but that has begun to trigger an anti-spam response on some email servers, so now we list one or two each week.
NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF JULY 15

NEWS

Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association Board Meeting this week.

See “EVENTS” for details.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

WonderWorks

Mon., July 15 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.

USS Bubbler Regata

Tue., July 16 2:00pm-3:00pm, Sequoya Library Rooms A & B

Ahoy shipbuilders! Anchors away for the second annual Bubbler Regatta! Create your own mini vessels from recycled materials, test their seaworthiness, and race against your friends down our raingutter course – you may have to supply your own wind. Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult.  Register at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=83344

PHNA Board Meeting

Tue., July 16 6:00pm, Meadowridge Library, Study Room A, 5726 Raymond Rd.

POA vs POD:  Power of Attorney vs Payable on Death

Wed., July 17 10:00am-11:15am, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

Attorney Chris Schmidt from Boardman, Clark & May will be explaining what power of attorney and payable on death really mean, and why it is important that you know the difference. As difficult as it is, these are things that you want to have in writing before you actually need them.
Register at 608-266-6581

ONE PIECE SPECIAL EVENT: Manga Discussion and Anime Feature

Wed., July 17 5:30pm-7:30pm, Meadowridge Library

Join in for a screening of the most memorable episodes from the series and a fun discussion of the popular manga.

Electric Vehicles 101–“Kick the Tires”

Wed., July 17 6:30pm-7:30pm, Sequoya Library

Join MG&E staff and electric vehicle owners to

  • Learn electric vehicle (EV) basics
  • Hear about resources that make buying, owning and charging easier
  • See EVs on display
  • Talk to EV owners about their experiences

Come with questions, leave understanding what it means to own an EV!

Adaptive Chair Yoga with Jody Alexander

Thr., July 18, 7:00pm-7:45pm Sequoya Library Meeting Room A

The class will focus on Yoga-informed exercises that are adapted to sitting in chairs. It is designed specifically for adults with mobility issues, but anyone can join! Participants will experience the benefits of body/core awareness, flexibility and well-being at whatever level of mobility is most comfortable for them. Please register for each session separately.  Link for this session is http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=84930

Cooking with Chef Lily Kilfoy (Ages 8-12)

Sat., July 20 3:00pm-4:15pm, Meadowridge Library Community B and Kitchen

Join The Kids Chef, Chef Lily, in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 8-12. Participants will whip up some of Lily’s favorite fun recipes. Vegetarian option and nut free.  Register at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=85987

UPCOMING EVENTS

Cyber Security at Home

Tue., July 23 10:00am-11:00am, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

Two local Madison IT professionals will share their experiences and expertise on how we can protect ourselves from scammers who are attempting to reach out by phone, email, and online. Scams are on the rise and the perpetrators are coming up with new ploys daily.  Everywhere we look there are scammers trying to get at our personal information or trying to separate us from our life savings. Let’s spend an hour together and discuss ways we can protect ourselves from these predators. Register by Friday, July 19 at 608-266-6581

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EVENTS THIS WEEK

Whoopensocker at the Library

Tue., July 9, 2-3pm, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/whoopensocker-library-1211594

Whoopensocker is a dynamic improv and theater program for kids. Join Whoopensocker teaching artists for three afternoons of theater games, brainstorming, and interactive character development to create your own silly stories. Every idea in Whoopensocker is a good idea! Join for all three, or just one of this series (also Jul. 16, 23) – it’s new every time, and there is always something to learn. Open to children ages 7 and up.

Friends of Olin-Turville Free Yoga in the Pavilion

Tue., July 9, 5:30-6:30pm, Olin Park Pavilion, 1156 Olin-Turville Court

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/foot-free-yoga-in-the-pavilion-0

Join Samantha Kellogg, trained Alignment Yoga instructor, for free sessions of Yoga Tuesday evenings at 5:30pm in the Olin Park pavilion. Class is open to all levels and experiences, and will focus on yoga fundamentals, breathing, asana postures, and bringing people together to practice in a beautiful location. Bring your mat if you have one, but mats & props are available.

Live Music at Madison Senior Center: The Soundbillies

Wed., July 10, 10:30-11:15a, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/live-music-performance-the-soundbillies

Come out for our Ice Cream Social and enjoy music by the Soundbillies. They are a group of five musicians playing primarily old tunes, bluegrass folk and blues music. They play together to have fun, and they hope that you will too!

Meadowood Health Partnership: Hepatitis Awareness

Wed., July 10, 10a-1p, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/meadowood-health-partnership-hepatitis-awareness-event-1213121

July is Hepatitis Awareness Month. Sheray Wallace with the Meadowood Health Partnership is conducting this educational event for anyone seeking support or information. All are welcome, no registration necessary.

West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Wed., July 10, 5-7:30pm, Haen Family Park, 7702 Tree Ln

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/west-wild-rumpus-anji-play-experience-1211618

Enjoy child-led play in the park each week, based on the educational approach of Anji Play. The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children’s imagination. Kids can create a Play Story based on their activities of the day and grownups will have opportunities to help their kids reflect on their play. Wear messy clothes and bring a water bottle (optional). If you like, bring a picnic dinner or purchase a meal from the “Let’s Eat Out” local food carts, and make an evening of it!

ONE PIECE SPECIAL EVENT: Pirate Name and Jolly Roger Design

Wed., July 10, 5:30-7:30pm, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/one-piece-special-event-pirate-name-and-jolly-roger-design-1211619

Ever wonder what your pirate name is, want to have your very own Jolly Roger. Get your crew and join the Meadowridge Anime Club for a fun design and coloring event.

Alicia Ashman Library Thursday Book Club: The Sympathizer

Thur., July 11, 2-3p, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/alicia-ashman-library-thursday-book-club-sympathizer-1211633

Join us on the first Thursday of each month to discuss a variety of types of books from fiction to nonfiction, and enjoy themed snacks!

Galactic Goo! Slime!

Thur., July 11, 4-5p, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/galactic-goo-slime-1211637

Join us on the Sequoya porch to create your own Galactic Goo slime putty at the library! Kids can choose one of three recipes to make and add stars, glitter, and other awesome ingredients. Children under age 7 should have an adult helper. Registration required, details at the link above.

Elver Park All-Inclusive Playground Ribbon Cutting & Art Sculpture Unveiling

Fri., July 12, 3-3:30pm, Elver Park

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/elver-park-all-inclusive-playground-ribbon-cutting-art-sculpture-unveiling

Please Join Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, Alder Barbara McKinney, the City of Madison Department of Civil Rights, Madison Parks and the Madison Parks Foundation in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Art Installation at Elver Park.

As we celebrate 125 years of our amazing Madison parks, we are excited to commemorate the legacy of our public spaces with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to welcome a new all-accessible playground to our park system. Immediately following the ribbon cutting at the playground there will be the revealing of a new art sculpture, Momental, by Jeff Repko.

Marble Runs with Sylvie Rosenthal

Sat., July 13, 2-3pm, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/marble-runs-sylvie-rosenthal-1211664

Design and create your own marble run with plywood, nails, rubberbands, and more with guest Bubbler artist Sylvie Rosenthal. Practice your hammering and precision with kid sized, real tools to make your own intricate maze. Kid sized safety glasses and earplugs also provided. Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PHNA Board Meeting, Jul. 16, 6pm, Meadowood Library

Free Youth Football Camp

Tue., July 23 1:00pm-6:00pm, Edgewood High School

The Madison Police Department is partnering with the Elver Park Neighborhood Center and Edgewood High School for a free youth football camp. The free camp is for all youth from 5th grade through 9th grade and will focus on basic fundatmentals and techniques of the game. Campers will receive a t-shirt and dinner will be provided. To register, go online at:  bit.ly/MadisonFootball

Transportation to Edgewood HS from the Elver Park Neighborhood Center is available. To arrange transportation, please contact Ms. Monique at 608-210-1617 or bryson@wisconsinyouthcompany.org. If you have questions about the camp, you can also reach out to Neighborhood Officer Justin Nelsen at jnelsen@cityofmadison.com

Pickleball lessons by Madison Parks

August Series: August 8, 15, 22, 29, 5-6p or 6-7p, Sign up by August 2

Garner Park, 333 S. Rosa Rd, $40/series

Details and registration at https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/events/pickleball.cfm

 

Mallards Baseball: Newbridge night at the park

Wed., July 24, First pitch at 12:05pm

Purchase tickets by July 10 through MallardsTickets.com and enter Promo Code: NewBridge or call Ruth at 512-0000, Ext. 3012.

PHNA Pilgrim Park Barbecue, Aug. 10

PHNA Annual Meeting, Sep. 17

NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF JULY 1

NEWS

PHNA 4th of July Ice Cream Social, 1-3pm

Join us for our 4th of July Ice Cream Social in Lucy Lincoln Park! Find it in the events below.

Dogs in Parks: Madison Parks seeks community input

The City of Madison Parks Division and the Parks Long Range Planning Committee are hosting a series of community engagement meetings and a public survey. At the community meetings, staff will provide background information on the current policy (Madison General Ordinance 8.19 ) and provide a forum for both dog owners and non-dog owners to voice their opinions.

The ordinance, originally created in 1973, and updated several times since essentially prohibits dogs in most parks and public spaces. Currently, the City of Madison offers 8 off-leash dog parks and 26 parks where dogs, on-leash and on path are allowed. The majority of the more than 270 parks do not allow dogs.

Five public input meetings are scheduled during July from 6:30-7:30pm at locations throughout the city. The survey will open on July 15 and continue through mid-August and will be posted on the Parks Project page.

https://www.cityofmadison.com/news/dogs-in-parks-madison-parks-seeks-community-input

Toilet Rebates through Madison Water Utility

Madison Water Utility is offering bill credits of up to $100 for customers who replace high water using toilets with EPA WaterSense-rated High Efficiency Toilet (HET) models. The program is a key part of MWU’s sustainability initiative to protect the deep-well aquifer that supplies the Madison area. Toilets eligible for rebate must be HETs (which use 1.28 gallons per flush or less) and must be on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense list. The program is limited to one rebate in the form of a bill credit per household or apartment unit for residential and multi-family customers. Low-to-moderate income homeowners may be eligible for toilet installation assistance through the MWU Home Water Conservation Program.

Details at https://www.cityofmadison.com/water/sustainability/toilet-rebate

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Mon., July 1, 5-7:30pm, Brittingham Park, 829 W. Washington Ave.

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/downtown-wild-rumpus-anji-play-experience-1211506

Enjoy child-led play in the park each week, based on the educational approach of Anji Play. The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children’s imagination. Kids can create a Play Story based on their activities of the day and grownups will have opportunities to help their kids reflect on their play. Wear messy clothes and bring a water bottle (optional). If you like, bring a picnic dinner or purchase a meal from the “Let’s Eat Out” local food carts, and make an evening of it!

Front Porch Murals

Tue., July 2, 2-3pm, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/front-porch-murals-1211518

Channel your inner artist to create a temporary Chalk Masterpiece on the front porch of the Sequoya Library. This Temporary Art Exhibit will remain for the community to enjoy for approximately one week after the program date.

Inspirational Ideas for CSA Boxes with Chef Paul Tseng

Tue., July 2, 6:15-7:45pm, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/inspirational-ideas-csa-boxes-chef-paul-tseng-1213107

Learn simple cooking techniques and tips to bring out the best flavors of CSA vegetables with Chef Paul. Register online or call 608-288-6160.

 

Independence Day

Thu., July 4

City offices and Libraries closed

Metro Transit Reduced Service

PHNA Ice Cream Social

Thu., July 4, 1-3pm, Lucy Lincoln Park

Join us for our 3rd annual Prairie Hills Neighborhood ice-cream social on July 4th. Come and eat popsicles/ice-cream and stay for face-painting, bike decorating, games and more!

Capitol City Band Concert in the Park: Tribute to the Troops – Then and now

Thu., July 4, 7-8pm, Rennebohm Park, 115 N. Eau Claire Avenue

http://www.mmqccb.org/events.html

Concerts last one hour; bring a lawn chair and a friend; enjoy the music. Concerts continue each Thursday through August. There’s toe-tapping music for everyone – all ages, all cultures, easily accessible.

Meadowridge Cookbook Club: Garden or Farmers’ Market

Fri., July 5, 12:30-1:30p, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/meadowridge-cookbook-club-garden-or-farmers-market-1213108

Choose a recipe that features a garden or farmers’ market vegetable, fruit or herb to make and share at the meeting. Recipe books for inspiration are on display at the Meadowridge Library. Register online or call 608-288-6160.

Dinner & A Swim

Fri., July 5, 6-8pm, Goodman Pool, 325 W. Olin Ave

https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/calendar/dinner-a-swim

Make plans for Dinner & A Swim with Magic 98 at the Goodman Pool! What’s Dinner & A Swim? It’s free admission to the Goodman Pool and a selection of tasty food cart options for your dinner (and possibly dessert!) to purchase. Plus prizes and entertainment by Magic 98.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Pickleball lessons by Madison Parks

July Series: July 9, 16, 23, 30, 5:30-6:30p or 6:30-7:30p, Waitlist, Sign up by July 5

August Series: August 8, 15, 22, 29, 5-6p or 6-7p, Sign up by August 2

Garner Park, 333 S. Rosa Rd, $40/series

Details and registration at https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/events/pickleball.cfm

Free Youth Football Camp

Tue., July 23 1:00pm-6:00pm, Edgewood High School

The Madison Police Department is partnering with the Elver Park Neighborhood Center and Edgewood High School for a free youth football camp. The free camp is for all youth from 5th grade through 9th grade and will focus on basic fundamentals and techniques of the game. Campers will receive a t-shirt and dinner will be provided. To register, go online at: bit.ly/MadisonFootball

Transportation to Edgewood HS from the Elver Park Neighborhood Center is available. To arrange transportation, please contact Ms. Monique at 608-210-1617 or mbryson@wisconsinyouthcompany.org

If you have questions about the camp, you can also reach out to Neighborhood Officer Justin Nelsen at jnelsen@cityofmadison.com

Mallards Baseball: Newbridge night at the park

Wed., July 24, First pitch at 12:05pm

Purchase tickets by July 10 through MallardsTickets.com and enter Promo Code: NewBridge or call Ruth at 512-0000, Ext. 3012.

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EVENTS THIS WEEK

Retirement Planning 101

Mon., June 24 6:30pm-8:30pm, Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Arjan Premti of the UW Finance and Business Law Department will provide information about how to manage retirement accounts as well as advice on what to look for when selecting a financial adviser: what you can ask to ensure that your adviser has your best interest in mind; and what you can do to minimize your advising costs. In addition, this presentation will provide research-based evidence on financial adviser performance, and time for your questions.  Advance registration is appreciated, but not required.

Register at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=84266

Pop Up Making with the Bubbler

Tue., June 25 3:00pm-5:00pm, Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Rd.

Pop into Meadowridge Library for a hands-on maker activity! You’ll never know what you’ll find – sew a sock monster, play with a mini robot, or make a recycled contraption – either way, you’ll have a great time and probably learn something new. Drop in any time during the two hours and stay as long as you like. All ages welcome, children under the age of 7 should be accompanied by a grown-up.

Travel Safety with Ed Mani, Burkhalter Travel

Wed., June 26 10:00am, 6501 Watts Rd., Suite 250, Madison

The speaker will talk about domestic and foreign travel, travel/tour scams, staying healthy, avoiding crime while traveling, travel insurance and other topics.  Sponsored by Triad and RSVP of Dane County.

Meadowridge Library Anime Club

Wed., June 26 5:30pm-7:30pm, Meadowridge Library

Come watch and discuss anime favorites.

LGBTQ+ Terminology and Culture

Wed., June 26 6:00pm, Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

DetailsLGBT Senior Advocate, Ticia Kelsey will present on the words used by the LGBTQ+ community and why they are used the way they are.

Making and Using Compost in Your Back Yard

Thr., June 27 6:30pm-8:00pm, Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

What is compost and how can I use it in my yard? Why compost? What are the benefits of composting? Can I make my own compost?  A certified Master Gardener Volunteer will answer these questions and many more during this talk. You will learn the role that oxygen, food and water play in the composting process. You will also learn what materials should never go in a compost pile.

Storytime for the Very Young

Fri., June 28 10:30am-11:15am, Meadowridge Library

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

MadiSUN: Public Information Session: community solar group buy program

Sat., June 29 10:00am-12:00pm, Alicia Ashman Library

MadiSUN is a City-led initiative that provides incentives for home-owners, landlords, and business-owners in Madison to install rooftop solar electric systems. Join us at Alicia Ashman Library for a Kid-Friendly solar event! Bring your kids (Pre-K through 4th grade) and learn more about how solar power can work for your home. We have lessons and activities for your child to take part in, and information for adults too!

Common Chords

Sat., June 29 11:00am-11:30am, Sequoya Library

Common Chords, the outreach ensemble of Perfect Harmony Men’s Chorus, performs acapella hits for your listening enjoyment!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fourth of July:  Libraries Closed

Free Youth Football Camp

Tue., July 23 1:00pm-6:00pm, Edgewood High School

The Madison Police Department is partnering with the Elver Park Neighborhood Center and Edgewood High School for a free youth football camp. The free camp is for all youth from 5th grade through 9th grade and will focus on basic fundatmentals and techniques of the game. Campers will receive a t-shirt and dinner will be provided.  To register, go online at:  bit.ly/MadisonFootball    Transportation to Edgewood HS from the Elver Park Neighborhood Center is available.  To arrange transportation, please contact Ms. Monique at 608-210-1617 or mbryson@wisconsinyouthcompany.org .  If you have questions about the camp, you can also reach out to Neighborhood Officer Justin Nelsen at jnelsen@cityofmadison.com

Mallards Baseball: Newbridge night at the park

Wed., July 24, First pitch at 12:05pm

Purchase tickets by July 10 through MallardsTickets.com and enter Promo Code: NewBridge or call Ruth at 512-0000, Ext. 3012.

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NEWS

Elver Farm Market

Each Saturday, from 9 to 1pm @ Elver Park. Coffee, veggies, fruit, cupcakes, treats, etc.!!! Special events scheduled, check out their  Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/elverparkfarmersmarket/

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Duck Tape Mania!!

Tue., June 18 2:00pm-3:00pm, Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Colored Duck Tape, creativity and loads of fun! Bring your family and friends and make wearable art – wallets, sandals, neckties, purses and more. Instructions and tape provided. All Ages. Children under 8 must have an adult helper.  This event will happen Tuesday, June 18 & Thursday June 27th, please register and attend 1 session only.  Register in person, by phone at 266-6385 or online:

Music + Movement

Thr., June 20 10:00am-11:00am, Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Join in a preschool music and movement program with singing, dancing, playing, and bubbles! For kids up to age 5, with their caregivers.

Senior / Multi-generational Safety Fair

Thr., June 20 1:00pm-3:00pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

Come on out to our Courtyard for the Madison Senior Center and Capitol Centre Apartments 3rd Annual Multi-generational Safety Day!

  •  Chat with Madison Police Officers and Firefighters
  •  Meet Madison’s Mounted Patrol
  •  Meet an Officer and his dog from the K9 Unit
  •  Take a Trishaw Ride
  •  Learn Self Defense
  •  Listen to Music
  •  Have a Hotdog & Chips
  •  Chat with local businesses about safety for seniors
  •  Face Painting
  •  Photo Booth

Storytime featuring Angela Puerta for Make Music Madison

Fri., June 21 10:30am-11:00am, Sequoya Library

Join with local artist Angela Puerta for an interactive show that will engage children with the Spanish language and popular Latin songs in a wide variety of ways.  Families and groups welcome, no registration required.

Make Music Madison at Meadowridge Library

Fri., June 21 6:00pm to 6:45pm, Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Rd.

Enjoy a day of free music at the Madison Public Libraries and visit us at the Meadowood Park. Enjoy with us the music of LuckyVoy & Koeseph while they play some cover and originals tunes of reggae in English and Spanish.

Hip-Hop, Pop, Lock, Krump and more!

Sat., June 22 1:00pm-2:00pm, Sequoya Library

Dance with the directors of the Madtown Hip Hop Crew Sara Rohs and Kobby Brewoo in an exciting, high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, locking, house and krump. This class will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.  For kids ages 6-12. No experience or registration needed. Bring your favorite dance move to share!

Cupcake Decorating for Kids with Chef Krista Hefty

Sat., June 22 3:00pm-4:30pm, Meadowridge Library

Learn how to make flowers and summer-related cupcake decorations using different tips and pastry bags. Kids under seven years old will need adult help. Register online at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=85324 or call 608-288-6160.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Travel Safety with Ed Mani, Burkhalter Travel

Wed., June 26 10:00am, 6501 Watts Rd., Suite 250, Madison

The speaker will talk about domestic and foreign travel, travel/tour scams, staying healthy, avoiding crime while traveling, travel insurance and other topics.  Sponsored by Triad and RSVP of Dane County.

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NEWS

Common Wealth Southwest Madison Community Survey

https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4821570/CBCR-Survey

The linked, 10-minute survey was designed to help gather community input from those who live, work, or spend time in the Southwest Madison area. This community has received federal funding from the Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) program. The focus of this program is using three program pillars (supporting families, increasing guardianship, and community policing) to reduce crime and the conditions that contribute to crime. The information gathered from the survey will assist those implementing this grant (Common Wealth Development, City of Madison, and a Community Advisory Committee consisting of residents and community organizations) shape future work in this area.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

56 Strategies for Thriving in Later Life

Mon., Jun 10, 1-2p, Madison Senior Center

https://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/calendar/56-strategies-for-thriving-in-later-life

Dr. Don Ardell returns to the Senior Center to describe 56 tips from his new book “Not Dead Yet” (NDY). The 18 senior triathlon champions interviewed for the book demonstrate the importance of discipline, perspective, a sense of humor, the value of a REAL wellness lifestyle based on reason, exuberance, athleticism and liberty and the need to focus on the bright spots of life remaining, not physical or other inevitabilities of decline. Free, please call 608-266-6581 or email gflesher@cityofmadison.com to register.

Meadowridge Cookbook Club: Tacos and Salsas

Mon., Jun 10, 6:30-7:30p, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/meadowridge-cookbook-clubtacos-and-salsas-1211212

Choose any taco filling and/or salsa recipe to make and share at the meeting.Tortillas and taco shells will be provided. Register online or call 608-288-6160.

Mindful Movement

Tue., Jun 11, 10-10:45a, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/mindful-movement-1211213

NewBridge and Alicia Ashman are pleased to be able to offer this Mindful Movement series for 2019! Join fitness and mindfulness coach Venus Washington on second and fourth Tuesdays to explore the mind/body connection. Especially designed for seniors, but open to any adult interested. Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot: 824-1780.

Tuesday Movie Matinee – On The Basis of Sex (PG-13)

Tue., Jun 11, 1-3p, Madison Senior Center

https://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/calendar/tuesday-movie-matinee-on-the-basis-of-sex-2018

Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer and Justin Theroux. The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

MMSD Last Day Of School

Wed., Jun 12

Goodman Pool opening day

Thu., Jun 13, 12-8p, 325 W. Olin Ave

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/goodman-pool-opening-day-first-500-kids-free-0

First 500 kids receive free admission beginning at noon. Weather Permitting.

MadiSUN: Public Information Session: residential solar group buy program

Thu., Jun 13, 4-6pm, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/madisun-public-information-session-residential-solar-group-buy-program-1211257

MadiSUN is a City-led initiative that incentivizes home-owners, landlords, and business-owners in Madison to install rooftop solar electric systems. Join us for a public information session regarding residential solar arrays and the MadiSUN Group Buy program. Free children’s activities, too!

Fraud Presentation by Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Fri., Jun 14, 2p, Fitchburg Senior Center

Numerous scams target seniors at a higher rate than the general public, so DATCP makes an extra effort to inform seniors about the warning signs of a scam. One of the DATCP’s key educational resources addresses financial elder abuse head-on.

2nd Friday Fun Family Features! THE PEANUTS MOVIE (G)

Fri., Jun 14, 6-8p, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/2nd-friday-fun-family-features-peanuts-movie-g-1211270

Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life. Free.

Friends of Sequoya Book Sale!

Sat., Jun 15, 9a-4p, 442 Westgate Mall, next to TJMaxx

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/friends-sequoya-book-sale-1211273

Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawals also for sale. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 1 pm.

Drag Queen Storytime

Sat., Jun 15, 9:30-11am, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/drag-queen-storytime-1211277

Bring your fabulous self and celebrate diversity, differences, and imagination through fun age-appropriate stories, songs, and activities with local drag performers. Crafts and face painting start at 9:30 am, storytime starts at 10 am. This program is intended for families with children, and grownups must be accompanied by a child. Please note that space is limited – arrive early to pick up tickets for storytime. Crafts and face painting will be available for everyone.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Senior safety fair

Thu., Jun 20, 1-3p, Madison Senior Center

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/senior-safety-day-1

In the Senior Center/Cap Centre Courtyard. This annual event is open to all ages. Special guests include the Madison Police Department’s Mounted Patrol and K-9 Units and the Madison Fire Department. Free.

Make Music Madison

Fri., Jun 21, 4-8p, Meadowood Park

https://www.cityofmadison.com/council/district20/blog/?Id=21103

Meadowood Neighborhood Association is once again sponsoring a Make Music Madison event in Meadowood Park (5808 Thrush Lane) on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 4pm – 8 pm. Come join the fun! Performances from DJ Fabulove, Heidi Forney, Luckyvoy and Koeseph, and MTrane Plus. Youth activitiesprovided by ATA Martial Arts, MSCR’s Fit2Go Van, Tales with BT’s! Local Organizations: CommonWealth, Memory Cafe, NewBridge, Meadowood Neighborhood Association, Meadowridge Library and more! Free Community Supper starting at 5pm (hot dogs, brats, hamburgers and salad)

NewBridge Mallards Baseball Senior Day Packages

July 24th, Game at 12:05pm

Purchase $15 tickets by July 10 through MallardsTickets.com with promo code NewBridge or call Ruth 608-512-0000 Ext. 3012.