UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, Jan. 5    9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m.
Classical Indian dance, Kids in the Rotunda, Overture Center, Free, lasts 45 minutes. Dancers of all ages will capture your spirit with the beauty, elegance and magnificence of the Bharatanatyam-style dancing of southern India. More info, go to http://overturecenter.com/community/kids-in-the-rotunda

Saturday, Jan. 5  1:30 p m.
The Meadowridge branch of the Madison Public Library will screen the documentary Education Under Fire, co-produced by Amnesty International.  The film tells the inspirational story of Iran’s largest non-Muslim religious minority, the Baha’is, whose youth have been banned from attending universities since Iran’s 1979 revolution. Free.  Open to the public.

Tuesday, Jan. 8   10 a.m.
Osteoporosis Program at the Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin.  Dr. Neil Binkley from the UW Osteoporosis Research Program will discuss the current state of osteoporosis and current research. Register at 266-6581. For more info, go to http://www.cityofmadison.com/seniorCenter/messenger.cfm

Tuesday, Jan. 8  11 a.m.
Couponing session at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center.  Learn how to save money through couponing. Call or stop in to sign up.

Tuesday, Jan. 8   5:00 p.m. registration
Cross country Ski Race Series at Elver Park.  Tuesday evenings through the winter.  $10 per night, $40 per season. High school race on Jan. 8.  Contact:  Greg Jones, 7771jones@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 9  10:00 a.m. to noon
Employment Connections Group.  Every Wednesday at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center..  Free assistance with job search, job leads, computer assistance and resume development.

Friday, Jan. 11 9-11:30 a.m.
Play and Learn for preschoolers at the Meadowood Center.  Build early math and literacy skills.  Snacks provided.  Starting Jan. 11 and ongoing.  Call Kenyatta to sign up 212-4632.

Friday, Jan. 11  6:15- 7:45p.m.
Drop-in program for grades K-5, starting Jan. 11.  Meadowood Neighborhood Center.  Activities such as bingo, arts and crafts, music, dancing, etc.

NEWS BRIEFS

Thank you for donations to Holiday Party
Thank you to all who donated clothes and toys for the Holiday Party for kids in the Theresa Terrace/Hammersley Road area.  The families appreciated the generosity of the Prairie Hills residents. Thanks also to those who volunteered.

Library Expansion Approved
The Library Board, following approval by the Madison Common Council, has voted to approve the expansion of the Meadowridge Library, conditional on negotiating an acceptable lease.  The expansion will allow the library to increase programming and have a nicer and more functional facility.

Christmas Tree and Brush Pick-up

Christmas trees and brush from the recent snow storm will be picked up by the Madison Street Department on January 7 and 22.

Winter Coats Drive
Jan. 2-13. Drop off winter coats, jackets, snow-pants, boots, and gloves/mittens during operation hours at Madison Parks Winter Concession facilities at Elver Park. This is part of the Invest Madison Parks initiative.  Madison Parks Division is partnering with Community Action Coalition of South Central Wisconsin, Inc. (CAC). The donated winter items are distributed at no charge through CAC’s Clothing Center which is located at 1717 N. Stoughton Rd in Madison. This citywide initiative helps thousands of households in need during the winter.

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