Tuesday, July 30  11:00 a.m.

Songs and stories for preschoolers around a “real” campfire with the musicians of Yurtfolk at the Meadowridge Library.
Wednesday, July 31,  1-3 p.m.
Harry Potter’s Birthday, family event at the Goodman Pool.  Free with pool admission fee.  The Goodman pool will be transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft.

Thursday, August 1  11:00 a.m.

Dirty Snowballs in Space.  Learn how comets are formed and where we can view them. Presented by the UW Space Place at the Meadowridge Library.
Thursday, August 1  5:00-7:30 p.m.
Meat and Eat in the lot next to the Meadowood Shopping Center.  Enjoy food from a variety of carts, from smoothies to empanadas.  Farmers’ Market too.
Now until August 11  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
Experience the magnificence of free-flying butterflies while you stroll through the Bolz Conservatory at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Live butterflies emerge from chrysalises daily in the Conservatory. More than a dozen species of butterflies, native to both Wisconsin and the more tropical areas of the southern United States, are flying at various times during the exhibit.   Ticket prices: $7 ages 13 & up, $3 ages 3 – 12, Free ages 2 & under.
Saturday, August 3  morning and afternoon sessions
Coming of Age Free Seminar.  What you need to know about collecting Social Security and enrolling in Medicare.   Morning session: 8:30-noon, Warner Park Community Center (call 243-5252 to register).  Afternoon session: 1-4:30 State Bank of Cross Plains in Black Earth. (call 767-3757 to register)
Coming up in August:
MSCR youth programs:  American Girl Day Trip, August 17, Youth Pottery, starts August 12, Pottery Workshops, start August 5, Health U Camp for Teens, MadYouth Volunteer Camp.  Go to www.mscr.org or call 204-3000 for more information.
Spa Day August 12 at the Meadowridge Library, register now, call 288-6160.
School enrollment begins August 6.  It’s all by computer.  Go to www.mmsd.org.enroll or call 663-4957.  If you need help, you can go to the Meadowood Neighborhood Center on Tuesday, August 13, 9-11:30 or Lussier at 3-6 p.m.
Employment and Training Programs from the YWCA.  Construction training and more.  Starts August 12.  Call 257-1436, option 3.