Upcoming Events
Friday, October 19  9-1130 a.m.
Play and learn every Friday at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center.  A free play group for parent/caregiver and children.  Builds early math and literacy skills, explores child’s creativity and more.  Snacks provided.  To register, call Kenyatta at 212-4632.
Friday, October 19  7-9:30 p.m.
Moon Over Monona Terrace.  Free family fun.  View the moon through a multitude of different telescopes provided by the Madison Astronomical Society.  Free games and activities provided by the UW Space Place and Monona Terrace.

Friday, October 19  6:30-9 p.m.
Friday night basketball for middle and high school students.  Pick-up games at the Toki Gym.  All players need to check in by 7 p.m. and have a purple registration form on file with the Meadowood Center.  Want more info?  Call 467-8360.

Monday, October 22   4:00-5:30 p.m.
Meet the new library director, Greg Michkells at Meadowridge Library.  Refreshments provided by Meadowridge Friends.

Coming Soon
Friday, October 26  9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Driver safety course from AARP at the Madison Senior Center. Learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road; how to deal with aggressive drivers;
how to safely use anti-lock brakes and more. No tests—just come to learn. Course fee: $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. Call 266-6581 to register by Oct. 25.
Saturday, October 27    9:00 -1:00 p.m.
Autumn Book and Bake Sale at the Meadowridge Branch Library.  Lots of treats and books for everyone!  Proceeds benefit the Meadowridge Library

Wednesday, October 31   5:30-7 p.m.
Big Halloween Bash. Big band music from Ladies Must Swing.  Monona Terrace Exhibition Hall.  Free. Light snacks available for purchase at 5 p.m.

News Briefs

Mayor Soglin at Prairie Hills Annual Meeting
Mayor Paul Soglin spoke for about an hour to 60+ people at the Prairie Hills annual meeting.  He renewed his commitment to Southwest Madison, endorsed a neighborhood center on Theresa Terrace, discussed a summer program for neighborhood children and some new ideas about reducing crime.  He is also adding another housing inspector and working on a program at Falk.  Valerie Vance of the Theresa Terrace neighbors group also spoke about the proposed neighborhood house and the residents’ efforts to improve their neighborhood.  The house will be voted on at the Common Council meeting on November 13.

Thank you from Greentree:
Thank you for participating in the school supply drive for Falk Elementary.  Between Greentree and Prairie Hills Neighborhoods we were able to raise $935 and multiple boxes of supplies.  Your generosity has made a difference in the lives of many students at Falk Elementary as they experience the thrill of having a new backpack and school supplies to begin the school year with, and also to replenish supplies as needed.  The students and staff of Falk Elementary thank you and appreciate your support.
Diane Sullivan and Nancy Godfrey

What to do with leaves
Remember to keep the leaves out of the street.  Leaves in the street this fall means green lakes next summer.  Easy alternatives to raking include mulching leaves with your mower directly on your lawn, raking them around trees and shrubs, or composting them. If you rake your leaves, keep them on the terrace, not in the street.