Tuesday, August 13  9-11:30 a.m.   3-6 p.m.
Get help using the new electronic system for enrolling your child in school.  Morning (9-11:30) at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center.  Afternoon (3-6 p.m.) at the Lussier Community Center.
Tuesday, August 13,  4:00 p.m.
Gaming at the library.  For children 7 and up.  Meadowridge Public Library.  Learn how to play or test your skills.
Wednesday, August 14 10:30 a.m.
Southwest Triad presents “Violence in Southwest Madison: What Do We Do About It?” Speaker is Matt Phair, district 20 alder.  At the Prairie Park Apts. (6530 Schroeder Rd.)  More info call 441-7897.
Wednesday, August 14  10:30 a.m.
Toddler Art Class at the Meadowridge Library.  Enjoy the wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more.  Smocks or “messy” clothes recommended.
Thursday, August 15, 6:30 p.m.
Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association Board Meeting.   Held at the West Police Station community room.  Go to www.prairiehillsna.org to see past minutes and the agenda for the meeting.  Everyone welcome.
Thursday, August 15  5:00-7:30  p.m.
Meet and Eat in the lot next to the Meadowood Shopping Center.  Enjoy food from around the world and in our back yard from a variety of food carts. Meet your neighbors, too.
Friday, August 16  5:30-9:30  p.m.
Dane Dances at the Monona Terrace Rooftop.  This dance is a special celebration, featuring Christopher Project at 6, MadiSalsa at 8. Ethnic food vendors.  Dance is free.  For more info, call 261-4000 or visit www.communityevents.mononaterrace.com
Saturday, August 17  11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Africa Fest 2013 at Warner Park.  African ethnic festival showcasing cultural traditions.  Stage performances.  African artifacts.  Music, food, merchandise for sale.  For more info, call 258-0261.
Saturday, August 17  7 a.m. -2p.m.
Backpacks for Success Picnic.  Demetral Park (2297 Commercial Avenue). 100 Black Men will be giving away 1600 backpacks to area school children ages 5-15.  Lunch will also be provided.
Sunday, August 18  10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Ride the Drive–Westside.  Ride, walk, roller-blade in the West Side, in the Hill Farms area, along with 20,000 other Madisonians.  Free and open to the public.  Check this website for more information about the ride and to see what streets will be closed.  www.ridethedrive@cityofmadison.com

Monday, August 19  2-4 p.m.

Theresa Terrace Children’s Block Party.  On Theresa Terrace.  Games, arts and crafts, volleyball, basketball, music and food. Free.