Saturday, Feb 9     7:30 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Trip to Dusable Museum and Chicago History Museum.  Celebrate Black History month with this trip to Chicago.  Cost: $45.  Includes all transportation and admission fees.  To register, go to www.MSCR.org.  course # 41303

Saturday, Feb. 9    6-8 p.m.
Dad and Daughter Valentine Dance at the Warner Park Recreation Center. Live DJ, games, cake and punch. Tickets are $15 per couple, $5 more for each additional daughter.  Buy tickets by Feb. 7. Purchase tickets over the phone at 245-3690.  More info, go to www.cityofmadison.com/parks/celebrate/daddydaughterdance.cfm.

Sunday, Feb. 10   12:30-2:30 p.m.
Madison Senior Center “Sunday at the Center” presents Trombonist Al Anderson with Mardi Gras: Then & Now. Enjoy songs from Mardi Gras celebrations in The Big Easy, as heard in both the early days and today. Enjoy tunes like “Bill Bailey,” “Basin Street Blues” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Cost is $8 and includes a chicken dinner.  Reservations are necessary. Call the South Madison Coalition at 251-8405 by the deadline of noon on Friday, February 8. Limited transportation is available.

Sunday, Feb. 10   4-7 p.m.
Yappy Hour Singles Event at the Dog Haus.  Singles, come and bring your dogs. Presented by the Dane County Humane Society. Beer tasting, games, ice breakers.
Register at the door with a $10 donation for the Humane Society.  More info, elarson@giveshelter.org.

Friday, Feb. 15 8:15 p.m.
Romance under the Stars, special Valentine’s Day Planetarium show.  MMSD planetarium, 201 S. Gammon Road. $15 per couple. This is a fund-raiser for the planetarium.  A rose and chocolates for each couple. Register by Feb. 13. To register, go to www.mscr.org (code42680) or call 204-3021. Adults only. Feb. 14 show sold out.

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Apply for summer employment with MSCR.  A wide variety of summer jobs available.  Go to  http://www.mscr.org/Employment-Internships.cfm

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Tax Assistance from AARP.  The Madison Senior Center and the Fitchburg Senior Center are AARP sponsored tax sites. This service is designed for those with low to moderate income, catering especially to those over age 60. Tax counselors can assist, complete and electronically file your taxes. We reserve the right to defer tax returns that are too complex or time-consuming. Appointments are required. Contact the Madison Center at 266-6581 and the Fitchburg Center at 270-4290


Tuesday, Feb. 19  Primary Election
Check the League of Women Voters website for Candidates Answers soon.  www.lwvdanecounty.org

Thursday, Feb. 21   6:30 p.m.
Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association board meeting at the West District Community Room.  Mike Bruce from Joining Forces for Families will report on activities in the Russet/Balsam neighborhood.

Friday, March 1    6-8 p.m.
Mother-Son Beach Party at the Warner Park Recreation Center.  Cost:$15 per couple, $5 more for each additional son.  Fun, games, photos.  Get tickets early.  Call 245-3690.

March  2    9:00 a.m.- noon
Retain the Rain Workshop.  Learn about rain gardens, native landscaping, rain barrels.  At the Verona Public Library.  Cost: $5.  To register, go to www.myfairlakes.com/plantdane.aspx