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

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

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

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

NEWS

Volunteer Opportunities

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

EVENTS THIS WEEK

WonderWorks

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

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

Sequoya Knitting Group

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

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

Financial Perspective

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

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

Empanadas and Salsa with Chef Paul Tseng

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

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

Library Inservice Day

Thr., Sept. 12

Libraries closed for staff inservice day.

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

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Macarons with Chef Krista Hefty

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

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

Easy Yoga Plus

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

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

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

NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

 

EVENTS THIS WEEK

LABOR DAY

Mon., Sep. 2

Metro operates holiday schedules

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

Libraries Closed

MMSD FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL

Tue., Sep 3, Wed., Sep 4

Color With Heather

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

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

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

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

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

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

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

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

NewBridge Movie Program: Shazam (PG-13)

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

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

Free and open to the public

Chess Club

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

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

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

Read to a Dog

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

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

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

Manga Discussion Night

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

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

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

UW Opera Props Presents — Tenors, Tenors, Tenors!

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

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

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

Tai Chi Fundamentals

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

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

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

MMOCA Museum Tour – Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer

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

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

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Southwest Madison Employment Center Grand Opening

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

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

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

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

NEWS

Brush Collection

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

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Craft Corner

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

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

How to Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Aged Balsamic Vinegar

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

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

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

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

Meadowridge Anime Club

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

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

Bitcoin 101

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

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

Music for Life, Music Together with Catherine Olson

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

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

Storytime for the Very Young

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

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

Fitchburg Senior center Ice Cream Social

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Tue., Sept. 3  – Madison Metropolitan School District

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

NEWS

Small Cell Infrastructure

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

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

PHNA Board meeting this Tuesday

See the event below.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Preschool Storytime

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PHNA Board of Directors meeting

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

Zoo to You

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

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

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

NewBridge Movie Program: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (PG-13)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knitting at the Library

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

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

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

MSC Annual Summer Picnic

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

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

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

Dane Dances: Eddie Butts Band & Orquesta Salsoul Del Mad

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

https://danedances.org/

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

Men’s City Public Links Tournament 2019

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Arboretum Restoration Team Leader Training

October 2019, apply by Sept. 25, Fees apply

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

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

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

NEWS

MadiSUN Solar Program

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

TV Donation Opportunity – Fitchburg Senior Center

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

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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

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

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

EVENTS THIS WEEK

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

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

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

Read to a Dog

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

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

ADRC Free Memory Screening

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

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

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

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

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

Sci-Fi / Fantasy Book Discussion

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

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

Paris to Pittsburgh Documentary

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

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

Cooking with Chef Lily Kilfoy

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

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Senior Usage: Prescription & Illegal Drugs, CBD

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

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

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NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF AUG 5

NEWS

PHNA Cookout in Pilgrim Park Saturday!

See the event below.

Dane County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

https://www.cityofmadison.com/news/dane-county-mosquitoes-test-positive-for-west-nile-virus

Friends of Sequoya Library Host Final Book Sales in Westgate Mall

https://www.cityofmadison.com/news/friends-of-sequoya-library-host-final-book-sales-in-westgate-mall-storefront

Via Alder Albouras: City Task Force on Government Structure – Survey & Open House August 28

https://www.cityofmadison.com/council/district20/blog/?Id=21304

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Pop-Up Puppet Theatre

Tues., Aug. 6, 10:15am to 10:45am, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/pop-puppet-theatre-1213114

Head to the library for silly stories and puppet fun!

Tuesday Movie Matinee: The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

Tues., Aug. 6, 1pm to 3pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St

https://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/calendar/tuesday-movie-matinee-the-three-faces-of-eve-1957

A young Georgia housewife (Eve) suffers from multiple personalities. Eve’s husband is confused by his wife’s aberrant behavior, and seeks help from a psychiatrist. Free.

NewBridge Movie Program: Dumbo (2019)

Wed., Aug 7, 1:30pm to 3:30pm, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/newbridge-movie-program-dumbo-pg-1211992

A young elephant with oversized ears and the powers of flight becomes a circus superstar. His caretaker is torn between his employer’s exploitative thirst for profits and his children’s desire to reunite Dumbo with his mother. Free.

Sina Davis Movies in the Park Program – Are We There Yet? (2005)

Wed., Aug. 7, 6:30pm to 8:15pm, Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center, 1409 Theresa Terrace

https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/calendar/sina-davis-movies-in-the-park-program-are-we-there-yet

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

Suminigashi

Wed., Aug. 7, 6:30pm to 8pm, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/suminigashi-1211998

Ink on water is magical. Suminigashi is a Japanese form of paper marbling. Over and over again, people who do this workshop are mesmerized at what happens when you let go and get curious. In the end you take home marbled paper, but the real power is in the process. Ages 13+, registration required, see link above or call 824-1780.

Sina Davis Movies in the Park Program – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Thurs., Aug 8, 7:30pm to 9:45pm, Meadowood Park, 5810 Thrush Lane

https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/calendar/sina-davis-movies-in-the-park-program-spider-man-into-the-verse-0

Grab a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the FREE show with Madison Parks! In partnership with the City of Madison’s Neighborhood Resource Teams (NRT) we are presenting free movies at parks throughout the city! We’ll start the evening with Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) Art Cart from 5:00 – 7:30pm followed by the movie. All are welcome!

Toddle and Preschool Dance Party

Fri., Aug 9, 10am to 11am, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/toddler-and-preschool-dance-party-1212016

Celebrate the end of summer with a Dance Party. Shake it all about to familiar and new tunes! Ages 2 & up.

Coffee with a Cop

Fri., Aug. 9, 10am to 11am, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

https://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/calendar/coffee-with-a-cop-0

Once a month Officer Brown and Officer Kraig will be dropping by MSC to visit with people and answer questions. Enjoy free coffee and cookies while getting to know the folks who have pledged to protect and serve our community.

LEGO Club

Sat., Aug. 10, 1:30pm to 3:30pm, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/lego-club-1212030

Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation! No registration for this drop-in program.

PHNA Neighborhood Cook-out

Sat., Aug. 10, 5pm to 7pm, Pilgrim Park

PHNA will provide hotdogs, watermelon, chips, and drinks. If you’re able to bring a dessert to share, it will surely be appreciated and eaten! For more info, contact Sarah Kirk, kirkysarah@yahoo.com or 608-628-4177

UPCOMING EVENTS

NewBridge Lunch and Euchre at Nitty Gritty

Wed., Aug 14, 11:30am, 1021 N Gammon Rd., Middleton

Must RSVP to Michelle Anderson, 608-512-0000 Ext 4008 to reserve a place by Noon, Mon., Aug 12.

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