Thursday, May 9  6:30-8:00
A Conversation with Jennifer Cheatham, the new Madison school superintendent.  At West High School.  Other “conversations” will be May 16 at Memorial and May 30 at La Follette.
Thursday, May 9  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
First session on the renovation of the Meadowridge Library.  This is your opportunity to offer your vision for the library.  What should it be?  What should it look like?  What should it offer?  Former Ace Hardware Store.  Meadowood Center.  The follow-up meetings are June 6 and June 20.

Thursday, May 9  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
First Madison budget conversation, Work/Invent & Create.  Share your ideas for making Madison a better place to live, learn, work and play. Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin.  You can also share your ideas at

Friday, May 10  11 a.m.-5 p.m. & Saturday, May 11  9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Olbrich’s Plant Sale with the Pros.  Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Avenue. Get great plants and expert advice from area professionals. Features everything from annuals and perennials to ornamental grasses and shrubs. Local gardening experts, master gardeners, and Olbrich’s horticulturists will answer questions.
Saturday, May 11  10 a. m. – 3 p.m.
Fresh Air Art Fair.  Elver Park.  Local artists and craft vendors showcase and sell their original works including paintings, jewelry, and other handmade items. Art, food, refreshments, and kids crafts. Free to the public.
Wednesday, May 15  10:30 a.m.
QRP for Suicide Prevention.  Presented by SW Madison Triad and Jean Papalia, retired police officer.  Prairie Park Apts, 6530 Schroeder Rd.  Free.
Wednesday, May 15  7:00 -8:30 p.m.
Second city budget conversation, Get Around/Build Opportunity for All. Packers Community Center Room, 1927 Northport Drive. Your chance for input on the city budget.

Thursday, May 16  6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
“Bridging the Cultural Divide, Part 2–A Conversation with Neighborhood Youth.” Prairie Hills is sponsoring a discussion with teens from the Meadowood Center 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   8 a.m. -3 p.m.
Prairie Hills neighborhood garage sale.  We will advertise and provide signs (limited number) and a list of participating addresses that you can share.  To be listed and/or get a sign, respond to this email or contact Gloria at 288-8160 by Monday, May 13.

Saturday, May 18  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free Disc Golf Workshop.  Hiestand Park soccer fields. Glide, a Madison area disc golf pro shop, is offering a series of free clinics for aspiring disc golfers of all ages. These clinics are intended for all skill levels and will include a brief history of the game, basic overview of the rules, demonstration of equipment and throwing techniques, and an opportunity for individual and group instruction.