Monday, July 25   6:30 p.m. – Prairie Hills NA Board Meeting at the Teresa Terrace Neighborhood Center
(1409 Theresa Terrace)


Ice Cream Social. Thanks to everyone who helped with the Ice Cream Social just held in Lucy Lincoln Park–the McElroy, Kirk, Rygiewicz, and Scheeler families. We enjoyed the day, even with the hot, humid weather.

Madison Water Utility Survey.  The Madison Water Utility is asking its customers to fill out a survey. 

Find the survey at .

Registration for fall sports leagues–volleyball and softball–is now open at MSCR.  Go to:

Mon., July 25 6:30 p.m.

Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association board meeting.  Open to all.  We’ll discuss meeting with police on multiple burglaries, activities for West Fest, the annual meeting, housing issues and more.  The agenda is available on the website,  At the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center (1409 Theresa Terrace).  Park on Lucy Lane or Jacob’s Way between Theresa and Prairie.  No parking on Theresa.

Mon., July 25  10:30 a.m.-noon

Spanish Story Time at the Goodman Library (2222 South Park). Stories, songs and rhymes, all in Spanish, focused on building early literacy skills. For children 3-6 years old.

Mon., July 25 10:30am-11:00am
Preschool Storytime.  A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Registration not required.  Meadowridge Library.

Mon., July 25 12:00pm

Virtual Museum Tour of the de Young, a fine arts museum in San Francisco. A live, interactive tour done through a new smart device called “Beam.”  You are welcome to bring your lunch along.   Register by calling 266-6581.  Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

Tues., July 26, 1:00pm

Low Vision resources.  The Madison Public Library has a number of services and options for individuals with low vision. In this one hour presentation,  learn about services and materials, and how to access them.  Call 266-6581 to register.  Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

Wed., July 27 10:30am-11:00am

Storytime for the Very Young.   Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required.  Babies and children up to 24 months.  Meadowridge Library.

Wed., July 27 10:30am
Over-The-Air TV + Roku Box Demo.  Ok, we have talked about how wonderful over-the-air free TV is with an antenna, coupled with a Roku Box or Smart TV.  Join David Hill as he programs a TV for free stations and introduces you to Netflix & Hulu through his own Roku Box. Call to reserve your spot. 270-4290.  Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Road, Fitchburg.

Wed., July 27 3:00pm-5:00pm

Meadowridge Minecraft Club.  Bring your friends for Multiplayer Minecraft fun. No account or computer necessary. For teens in grades 6-12, but younger kids are welcome too.  Meadowridge Library.

Thurs., July 28 5:00-7:30 pm

Let’s Eat Out at the Meadowood Park (2115 Leland).  Food carts bring a chance for you to eat outside and enjoy the park.

Thurs., July 28 2:00pm-4:00pm
.  Sequoya Summer Movie Matinee:  “Minions”  Join us at Sequoya Library for afternoon matinees every Thursday in July and August! No registration is required.  Sequoya Library, Midvale Blvd at Tokay.

Thurs., July 28 1:00-3:00 pm

Senior Showcase Band.  You can listen or dance to music from the big band era.  Free the last Thursday of the month.  Fitchburg Senior Center.

Fri., July 29 9:30 a.m.
Safety Tips for Relatives Caring for Children and Youth  During non-School Hours.  Speaker, Jeanne Ericsson from TNT (Today not Tomorrow).  Meadowood Neighborhood Center.

Sat., July 30 9:00am-1:00pm
eRecycling at 805 Forward Drive.  Bring your old cell phones, laptops, computers for recycling.

Sat., July 30 10:00am-1:00pm
Build Your Own Apps at the Meadowridge LibraryKids as young as six can have fun building and running their own interactive apps! This three-hour session will go through the basics of writing simple software using a child-friendly system called “Bitsbox.” To participate call 608-288-6160,
or go to  

Tues., Aug. 9
 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Partisan primary.  Select candidates for District Attorney, County Treasurer, U.S. Senate and more.  For more information, go to:  There you’ll find Candidate’s Answers, the results of a questionnaire sent to the candidates.


You can still renew your membership in Prairie Hills.  It’s easy.  Just go to our website, and click on “Join or renew” on the right side of the home page. Or, you can send a note with your name, address, phone and email along with $5 to Duane Hinz, 18 Starr Court, Madison 53711.

Volunteer for Ride the Drive.  What will you be doing Sunday, July 31? Why not volunteer for the 8th Annual Ride the Drive?  Volunteer for just two hours or all day (event time: 10:00am-2:00pm).  Sign up online at the Ride the Drive website. All volunteers receive a RTD t-shirt AND a one-year Madison BCycle membership!

Madison Memorial Youth Basketball registration is now open.  For girls and boys in grades 4-8.  For more information, go to: or email


Mon., July 18  5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Voter Registration and Information.  The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin and Dane County and the Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association will be helping people register and learn about voting in the Hammersley/Theresa area.  A special Gear Up to Vote van will be parked in the 1400 block of Prairie Rd.

Tues, July 19  2:00-2:45 pm  

Pop Up Puppet Theatre.  Funny stories and puppet fun for all ages.  Sequoia Library (4340 Tokay).

Tues., July 19  6:30-9:30 pm  

Third Annual Concert in the Breese.  Free, community concert to celebrate 122 years of Madison Parks with the popular local reggae band, Natty Nation and The Beat Chefs. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs for on-field seating. Food and beer available for purchase.  Proceeds benefit the Madison Parks Foundation. Gates open at 5:30pm.

Wed., July 20  9 am- 3pm 

Summer Library Carnival. Performances by Justin Roberts at 10:30 and 2 at the Overture Center, games, crafts and more at the library and outdoor play and bibles from 11:30-1:30 at Top of State (100 W. Mifflin)  All free.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 266-6345 for more info.

Thurs, July 21 1:00-2:00 pm  

Do you have the right ID to vote?  Stop by the Fitchburg Senior Center and a volunteer from the League of Women Voters will check your ID.  Also info on permanent absentee ballots.

Thurs., July 21 1:00-3:00 pm 

The movie “Race” (the story of Jessie Owens) will be shown at the Segoe Terrace Activity Room (602 Sawyer Terrace) in cooperation with the West Madison Senior Center.  Free.

Thurs., July 21 2:00-4:00 pm  Goosebumps, the afternoon matinee at Sequoya Library. No registration is required. This program is directed at school-age children and all films are rated G or PG

Fri., July 22 and Sat., July 23 10:00 am-3pm 

Home Garden Tour.  Ten gardens will be open to the public–three in SW Madison–Jacob’s Way,  Rae Lane and Loruth Terrace.  Get tickets  at 501 Toepfer or email Cindy at

Tickets are $10 for both days–funds go for scholarships.

Fri., July 22  7:00-9:00 pm  

Summer International film series featuring award winning independent films. Films are non-rated and for a mature audience. This week is AMOUR FOU: Berlin, the Romantic Era. At the Alicia Ashman Library.

Sat., July 23  noon – 1:00 pm  

Free golf instruction at the Odana Golf Course.  No registration required. Balls, tees, clubs, etc. are provided at no cost to participants. Topics include: putting, short game, iron play, hybrids, woods, drivers and more.

Sat., July 23  8:00-11:00 p.m. Opera in the Park, Madison Opera’s gift to the community. The stars come out in the sky, the light sticks glow in the audience, and singers share their favorite opera and Broadway numbers. Free. In Garner Park (333 Rosa Road)

Sun, July 24 2:00-4:00 pm

Ice Cream Social in Lucy Lincoln Hiestand Park.  Activities and games for the kids, veggie exchange, ice cream treats and popsicles.  Sponsored by Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association.


A message from Lt. Mike Hanson, Madison Police Department West District:
We believe there are multiple juveniles sifting through cars EVERY night looking to either take items or take cars. (ed. Two individuals were recently apprehended.)  In fact three cars were taken from the same street the other night.  How does this happen?  Car owners are leaving their keys in their car. . . and the doors unlocked.  There are several victims each night in which police are called the following morning to take a report that items were stolen overnight.  What are those items in unlocked cars?  We have seen laptops, money, purses, clothing, guns and the like stolen from cars in which the car owner leaves the doors unlocked.  There are 85,000 residents in our District and even more cars.  We cannot guard your cars; so please HELP US out and lock your cars.   Officers at night are working hard to provide extra patrol and resources, but this is widespread and unpredictable.  However, it is predictable to rest more soundly when your doors are locked.


Mon., July 11, 10:45am-11:30am

WonderWorks.  Explore science, technology, engineering and math through play (and books). For children ages 3 – 5. Registration begins 6/27.  Register via   Squoya Library, Midvale Blvd.

Mon., July 11, Wed., July 13 4:45pm-5:45pm

Theresa Terrace Middle School Program.  Providing all middle school students with a creative STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) adventure including various projects, experiments, activities and field trips.   For more information, please contact the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center at (608) 661-0368 or visit at 1409 Theresa Terrace, Madison, WI 53719.

Mon., July 11, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Mindful Mondays.  Traditional mindfulness techniques, meditation practices, and cognitive exercises will be studied. We’ll learn how to calm our minds, relieve stress, and pay attention in the moment. Beginners welcome! Open to adults and teens.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Tue., July 12, 2:00pm-3:15pm

Mobile Planitarium.  Did the NASA mission to Jupiter pique your interest?  Seeing Stars makes the night sky easy and fun to explore in a mobile dome planetarium. Discover What’s Up There. Ages 5 & up with an adult. Both children and adults must be registered. Registration began 6/28 at .  Sequoya Library.

Wed., July 13, 6:30pm-7:45pm

Eating Smart — Being Active.  Being Active offers research-based information about nutrition, food safety and spending your food dollars wisely. It is a FREE program provided by the University of Wisconsin Extension Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP). Lessons focus on simple messages related to food and nutrition and give participants a chance to apply new information through interactive activities. Requires households to have children/grandchildren 18 years of age and under.   (This is the 2nd week of 8 weeks of sessions).  Meadowridge Library.

Thr., July 14 5:45pm-8:00pm

Literacy Network SCALE Program.  Improve Reading, Writing and Computer Skills. Space is limited, call Ezi at 608-244-3911 ext. 66 to register.  Meadowridge Library.

Thr., July 14 1:00pm-3:00pm

Senior Showcase Band.  Whether you want to listen or dance to the music of the big band era, this is the place to be. The Senior Showcase Band has been playing for decades, and they will not disappoint. Bring a partner or find one when you get here. Cost is $2 per person, and there is no charge the last Thursday of the month.  Madison Senior Center, 300 W. Mifflin St.

Sat., July 16 2:00pm-4:00pm

Raptors at Sequoya Library.   Have you ever seen a falcon, hawk or owl up close and personal? The birds make learning a personal experience and are the best way to present wildlife education.  With Dianne, the presenter, will be Catlyn, a 2013 peregrine hatched from the MG&E building downtown Madison and Wesley, the snowy owl.  This program is for all ages and requires no registration. However, to provide more space for attendees, most seating will be on the floor, with a limited number of chairs at the back of the room. For more information, call 608-266-6385.

Sat., July 16 9:00am-4:00pm

Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale.  Location: 442 Westgate Mall, Madison WI 53711. Next to TJMaxx in Westgate Mall. Thousands of books for sale each month.


Mon., July 18 5:30pm

The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin has a voter registration van which they plan to send around the state as part of their voter registration and information drive.  They will kick off the drive in the Hammersley/Theresa area on Monday, July 18 at 5:30 by going door-to-door to register voters and give info on voter ID, etc.  If anyone is a special registration deputy or just wants to help out, let Gloria Meyer know.  Email her at:


More thefts from autos in the West District this summer.  Some simple steps can reduce your chances of being victimized: (1) Keep your vehicle locked with the windows rolled up, even if parked in your driveway; (2) Do not keep valuables in your vehicle; (3) To the extent it’s possible, keep your vehicle parked in a well-lit area. (4) Never keep keys (house or vehicle) or garage door openers in your vehicle.

Double Dollars started July 3 This program allows SNAP/FoodShare participants a dollar for dollar match up to $25 for food purchases at farmers’ markets. Markets include Hill Farms, the Labor Temple, Centro Hispano and the Dane County Market on the square (program starts there July 16)

This summer, the City’s MadiSUN program is offering a special Solar Group Buy program to help residents save money and install rooftop solar panels together. The group buy simplifies the installation process and lowers costs by working with a pre-qualified, vetted installer that offers a competitive group price. Plus, MadiSUN is offering a Solar Energy Loan with a low, fixed interest rate and flexible repayment terms on solar loans up to $20,000. Visit to learn more.

Swimming nearby.  There is a Goodman Aquatic Center at 7762 County Highway PD. The pool is open weekdays from 4:30 to 8:00p.m. and weekends and July 4 from 11:00 a.m to 8:00p.m.  Adults $5, youth 1-15 $4, infants under 1 free.  For more info go to


Mon., July 4th Looking for Fireworks? You can find them in Stoughton, Monona, DeForest, and Shorewood Hills, among others. For more information or to find more locations, go to:

Wed., July 6 10:00-12:30  Join the Bubbler at Meadowridge Library for hands-on making activities for children and families. Screen printing? Sewing terrifying sock monsters?  Making homemade computer controllers? Tinkering with circuits? Drop-in for 15 minutes or stay an hour with Maker Corps members to create something awesome.

Wed., July 6 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Read to a Dog at the Meadowridge Library.  Bring your favorite book or pick one from the stacks.  First come-first served.  For kids in grades K-5 and their families.

Wed., July 6 6:30-7:45 p.mEating Smart — Being Active offers research-based information about nutrition, food safety and spending your food dollars wisely. A FREE program from the UW Extension Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP). Lessons give participants a chance to apply new information through interactive activities. Requires households to have children/grandchildren 18 years of age and under.**Food will be made for sample tasting at each class** First of 8 sessions.

Thurs., July 7 1:00-3:00 p.m. “Hello, My Name is Doris,” a movie at the Segoe Terrace Activity Room (602 Sawyer Terrace).  Free with free popcorn.

Thurs., July 7  7:00-9:30 p.m. The Capital City Band begins its 48th season.  Free concert, bring a chair.  Renenbohm Park (115 Eau Claire Ave.

Sat., July 9  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm   eRecycling Event at 805 Forward Drive.  Bring your laptops, cell phones, LDC monitors and more.  This program employees people with disabilities. For a full list of items that can be eRecycled, go to


Newsletter Errata:  The website listed on the front page of the recently distributed paper Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association newsletter was incorrect.  It should read (with an “s”).  The link on the membership application is correct.

Did you know – that the Madison Metropolitan School District provides free healthy meals and snacks during the summer to all children age 18 and younger at over 50 sites across the Madison area?  For more information, see

Drive with care through construction zones!  Construction continues on McKenna Blvd.  Watch the signs for lane changes – it helps to be in the correct traffic lane well before you get to the construction area.


Tue., June 28, 2:00pm-2:45pm

Doug the Jug.  Join us for a juggling extravaganza, with comedy, a touch of magic and lots of audience participation!  Sequoya Library, Midvale Blvd. at Tokay.

Tue., June 28, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Coupon Divas: Couponing 101.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Tue., June 28, 5:30pm

Public Hearing: 

The Madison Pedestrian/Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Commission will hold a public hearing to receive comments on potential pedestrian and bicycle projects the City should consider undertaking in the 2017-2019 Capital Budgets to increase opportunities for walking and bicycling in Madison.  The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Room 260 of the Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Wed., June 29, 2:30pm-5:00pm

Make Something At Your Library with MakerCorps!   Will you be screen printing? Sewing terrifying (or adorable!) sock monsters? MakeyMakeying homemade computer controllers? Tinkering with circuits? Or Diving into a Mystery Engineering box to invent something new? You never know what adventure awaits!  Drop-in for 15 minutes or stay an hour with your grown up and meet Angela or Ife, our Maker Corps members, to create something awesome. Be sure to check out the library calendar for other Make Something At Your Library events all summer long!  This drop-in program is designed with school age children or teens in mind as small parts may not be safe for toddlers. No registration necessary.   Meadowridge Library.

Wed., June 29, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Meadowridge 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., June 30, 10:00am

Hearing and Hearing Loss: “What Did You Say”?  Have you ever wondered whether you may have a hearing loss? Audiologist Dr. Melanie Buhr-Lawler and Audiology doctoral students from the UW-Madison Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will explain the types and causes of hearing loss and discuss technology available to help treat hearing loss. Hearing screenings will be provided free of charge following the presentation.  Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin St.

Thr., June 30, 3:00pm-4:30pm

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

Thr. June 30, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Free community supper at the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center, 1409 Theresa Terrace.  The supper will be followed by a movie to be shown outdoors, sponsored by the West District Police Dept.  

Thr., June 30 6:30pm-8:30pm

Meet the Author:  Don Sanford: “On Fourth Lake: a Social History of Lake Mendota”.   Author Don Sanford, Madison resident and long-time Lake Mendota mariner, shares stories, photographs and maps from his new book, a social history of the people, places and events that have shaped the shoreline of Madison’s greatest lake.  Sequoya Library.






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