CHANGE OF DATE-  Now Monday, June 17  6:30
Break-ins–How to prevent them and how to report them.  A talk by Lt John Patterson of the West District Police Station. West District community room.  Sponsored by Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association.
Wednesdays, June 5 & 12   9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. D.A.N.E. Citizen Advocacy Workshops. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1701 McKenna. For people of all ages interested in learning more about how government works, how it affects older adults, and how to advocate for change at the local, state and national level. Speakers include: Mayor Paul Soglin, Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive, Lynn Green, Director of the Department of Human Services, John Hendrick, Dane County Board Chair, and others. The cost is $7.00 per session. Lunch is an additional $10.00 per session. Scholarships available.  For information and to register call 608-441-7897 or e-mail

Thursday, June 6  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Second session on the renovation of the Meadowridge Library.  First look at what the new library/neighborhood center might look like.  Former Ace Hardware Store.  Meadowood Center.  The follow-up meeting is June 20.  For more information and another way to express your views on the new library, go to

Saturday, June 8  10:30-11:30
Rubber Ducky River Race. Goodman Pool, 325 Olin Avenue.  $2 per duck or $10 for 6 ducks. Rubber ducks race down two slides.  Proceeds benefit Goodman pool scholarship fund.
Saturday, June 8  Noon
Goodman Pool is scheduled to open for the season on Saturday, June 8 at noon. Lessons are filling up quickly. To enroll, visit the Goodman Pool website at
Saturday, June 8  8 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Safety Saturday is an event that educates parents, children, and the public on ways to make safe decisions, prevent injuries, and to encourage the use of safety devices such as seat belts, bike helmets, and smoke alarms. At the Capitol Square at Martin Luther King, jr. Blvd.  Sponsored by Madison Fire Department.
Madison Parks Forestry Section concluded its second year of ‘Branch Sampling’ test program for early Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) detection this week. No evidence of Emerald Ash Borer was detected. The Forestry staff sampled a total of 788 city ash trees in designated plots spaced at 6/10th mile intervals throughout the city limits. The bark was removed from the harvested branches to search for EAB larva.

This is the second year Madison Parks Forestry branch sampling has been used to test for EAB infestation. This detection method provides a more sensitive measure than the visual evaluation and the purple traps. Branch sampling has shown to be 75% effective at finding EAB in low-level infestations. Forestry Staff used the branch sampling test last year for the first time. No EAB infestation was discovered at that time.  In December, Madison Parks launched a newly designed and updated Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) website