Note: the Prairie Hills Garage Sale, scheduled for May 17-18, is cancelled due to lack of interest. 

Tuesday, May 14  noon

Tai Chi at Monona Terrace kick-off, featuring a 45-minute sessions and a free smoothie in a take-home tumbler for the first 75 people courtesy of Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin. The classes will continue at no charge from 12 noon to 12:45 p m on the Monona Terrace rooftop weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays until June 27.  Registration is available on site.
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.
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.
Thursday, May 16    6:30-8:00 p.m.
A Conversation with Jennifer Cheatham, the new Madison school superintendent.  At Memorial High School.
Saturday, May 18  6:30 p.m.
Eat for Equity Event, which benefits the Gardens for Empowerment Project, the community gardens. They will be serving up a four course Wisco Spring themed meal.
At Orchard Ridge UCC, 1501 Gilbert Rd Madison, Suggested Donation: $25-$50
BYOB  This is a private event with limited seating.  Please RSVP by emailing
Saturday, May 18 10:00 a.m.-noon
Free Disc Golf workshop.  Hiestand Park. 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.
Sunday, May 19  10:00 a.m.-noon
Free Disc Golf workshop, Elver Park.
Saturday, May 25  12-3 p.m.
Falk School Multicultural Fair and Fun Fair Raffle.  Volunteer to help.  Donate items for the raffle.  Contact Mya Curtis  658-2648.
If you couldn’t make it to the Meadowridge Library/Neighborhood Center Listening Session last week, you can still share your ideas. Go to   At the next meeting the architect will bring back options to be evaluated by residents (June 6 at 6:30 p.m., former Ace Hardware store)
May 13-17 is the kick-off for the 2013 Slow Down Yard Sign Campaign. Summer is an important time to encourage drivers to slow down and watch for kids.  Slow Down Yard Signs are free thanks to a grant from American Family Insurance. The signs are available year-round at the participating police departments and American Family agents listed on the Safe Communities website: