Thursday, April 25 6:30 p.m.
Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association Board meeting.  West Police District community room.   Ali Brooks, youth organizer, will discuss her activities with neighborhood youth. The year’s calendar of events will be discussed and set.  Reports on neighborhood activities as well.
Thursday, May 16 6:30 p.m.
 “Bridging the Cultural Divide, Part 2–A Conversation with Neighborhood Youth.” Prairie Hills is sponsoring a discussion with Southwest Madison teens about communication between teens and adults.  Informal.  At Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ, 1501 Gilbert Road. Refreshments.
Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18
Prairie Hills neighborhood garage sale.  Neighborhood garage sale.  We will advertise and provide signs (limited number) and a list of participating addresses.  To be listed and/or get a sign, respond to this email or contact Gloria at 288-8160.
Odd Jobs Program
Southwest Youth is starting an odd jobs program to help the community and create good relationships between youth and adults. Youth will help with things like shoveling, raking, yard work, and any other odd job. We are asking compensation for the youth of a minimum of $10 an hour.  If you have questions or wish to schedule a youth worker, contact Ali Brooks at 608-345-0545.
Volunteers Needed
MSCR will be holding a “Learn 2 Ride” program at Falk School on June 18. Program includes free bike helmet for all registered participants, helmet fitting, bike safety, Learn to Ride hands-on practice time and goodie bag. Volunteers are needed to help with the event.  To volunteer, go to
Controlled Burn at Huegel School
For the past several years, Huegel School has been restoring a native prairie on the hillside between the school building and Prairie Rd.  Part of that process is doing a controlled burn on the prairie each spring.  If the weather cooperates, we will be burning the prairie on a weekend morning sometime before the middle of May.  You may see smoke in the vicinity of the school and possibly blowing across Prairie Rd. while the burn is in progress.  Feel free to view the burn process from the sidewalk but please do not let children come over to watch unattended.  We hope the whole neighborhood can enjoy the prairie habitat that we are restoring in this area throughout the summer.  If you have questions or you would like to volunteer to help with the burn or other prairie activities, contact Sherri Swartz at
Sign Up for Make Music Madison
On June 21 this year Madison will join other cities across the globe in celebrating the summer solstice.  Make Music Madison will offer opportunities for Madisonians from all walks of life and with all levels of skill and experience to perform as part of a celebration of live music, creating a citywide buffet of musical merriment. Virtually any way in which citizens can imagine to make music can and will happen. The music performances will transform parks, front yards and more into impromptu musical stages, dance floors, and community gathering places.

Make Music Madison will take place on Friday, June 21, 2013, with dozens and dozens of performances taking place primarily from 4:00 to 8:00 PM in public spaces throughout the city,  and at other times throughout the day as well. People wishing to perform or create a venue need to sign up before May 15.  You can contact Lisa Veldran to sign up for one of the two spaces left in Meadowood, at  Or, for any other venue, sign up at