Good News
Three proposals by Southwest Madison for Emerging Opportunities funding have been approved by the Madison Common Council. They are Preventing Violence in the Hammersley/Theresa Area (which includes conflict resolution training and after-school activities to engage elementary school youth), the Southwest Transitional Employment Project (which will work on securing employment for residents in the Hammersley/Theresa and Meadowood Neighborhoods) and the Mellowhood Foundation (which offers mentoring to underserved youth through sports). 
Upcoming Events
Now through Nov. 3  7:00-10:00p.m.
Madison Jaycees Haunted Barn.  “Horror in the Dark at Olin Park” is considered the best haunted house in Madison.  Location is Olin Park 1156 Olin-Turville Court.  Cost $8. Handicap accessible.  Go to:
Tuesday, Oct. 22  6:30 p.m.
Public meeting on proposed splash pad at Elver Park.  City staff will discuss preliminary concepts and seek input.  Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (1701 McKenna).  If you are unable to attend and have questions or comments, contact Sarah Lerner at 261-4281.
Wednesday, Oct. 23  10:00-11:00 a.m.
Staying Sharp at Any Age.  Learn about improving brain health.  Joy Schmidt, Community Education Specialist for the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance.  Call 266-6581 for more info.
Friday, Oct. 25  10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Make Your Own Ghost Craft Activity.  Wisconsin Historical Society (30 N. Carroll St).  Also, ghostly songs and stories from 1-3. Go to:
Friday, Oct. 25 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Downtown Madison Family Halloween.  State Street and the Capitol Square.
Friday, Oct. 25  6:00-8:30 p.m.

Beakers and Broomsticks.  Madison Children’s Museum (100 N. Hamilton St. Madison).  Fund-raiser.  $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers, $5 for access members.  All kinds of fun.  For more info:

Saturday, Oct. 26  9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Halloween Book and Bake Sale at the Meadowridge Library.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  If you are contributing baked goods, please drop them off at the library on Friday or at 10:00 on Saturday.

Sunday, Oct. 29  9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Halloween at the Zoo.  Henry Vilas Zoo (702 S. Randal). Free trick or treating, activity tent and live music.

Monday, Oct. 28  11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Mindfulness Meditation at Monona Terrace.  This meditation can provide a sense of calm and peace that contributes to emotional well-being. Mondays from Oct. 28 through Dec. 16.  In the community terrace, level 2.  Led by Dr. Sarah Moore. Walk ins welcome.  Call 261-4000 for more info.