Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Stargazing in Madison Parks.

Madison Parks and the  UW Space Place are offering a stargazing program at Odana Hills Golf Course (4635 Odana Road). UW Space Place will lead a session that begins just after sunset with a 20-30 minute talk and slide show about astronomy. If the sky is clear, they will set up one of the moderate aperture (8″-10″) telescopes and provide park visitors the opportunity to view whatever astronomical objects are available. All ages welcome.

Tuesday, Jan. 14  6:30-7:30 p.m.
A Dessert Social at Huegel School.  This event, sponsored by Huegel School and Prairie Hills, is to help bring school and neighborhood together.  It’s for parents, former parents, new residents and anyone who wants to learn about their neighborhood school.  The Huegel School attendance area is south of Raymond.
Free refreshments, tours and info.  At Huegel (corner of Prairie and Putnam)

Tuesday, Jan. 14  1:30 p.m.
City of Madison Public Works Employment Seminar.  Information about temporary seasonal positions with the City of Madison. At the Urban League of Greater Madison (222 South Park Street).  To register, email  Or call 729-1231.

Tuesday, Jan. 14  9-11 a.m.
Construct -U Orientation, employment and training program.  YMCA Empowerment Center (3101 Latham Drive).  To register call 257-1436, option 3.

Tuesday, Jan. 14 4:00 p.m.
Gaming at the library.  For ages 7 and up at the Meadowridge Library.  Video games galore.

Tuesday, Jan. 14.  6-8 p.m.
Nordic Ski Races at Elver Park.  Fees per race are $2 for youth, $10 for MadNorski members, and $15 for nonmembers. For info, go to  Call 266-4711 to see if the races are still on this Tuesday.

Wednesday, Jan. 15  9:30 a.m.
Knitting at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center.  Every Wednesday.  Drop in.

Thursday, Jan. 16  9:00 a.m.
Construction recruitment event.  Calling all qualified, experienced construction workers or individuals pursuing a career in the construction industry to attend an informational recruitment event about job training and work readiness programs offered by WRTP/BIG STEP and The Building Trade Council of South Central Wisconsin. Recruitment Event Details.  At the LABOR TEMPLE, 1602 S. PARK STREET, ROOMS 201A, B & C.  RSVP 414-342-9787

Friday, Jan. 17 9:30-11 a.m.
Final Construct-U Orientation.  At Job Mob, Madison College on S. Park St.
Friday, Jan. 17  6:15- 7:45 p.m.
Elementary Age Drop-In at the Meadowood Center.  (Grades K-5) Come for various activities–arts and crafts, group games, music, dancing, video games and more.  All participants must complete a registration form. 
Saturday, Jan. 18  10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Children of the Rainforest: Hale O Malo Polynesian Dancers.

The Milwaukee-based Hale O Malo Polynesian dancers return to Olbrich for two special performances as part of the Children of the Rainforest series. Sit back and relax as Olbrich brings the culture of the Polynesian Islands to you. Tickets available at the door:

$3 ages 13 & up, $2 children 12 and under.  Free for ages 2 and under.
Saturday, Jan 18  4-9 p.m.
MSCR Annual Downhill Ski Fundraiser.  At Tyrol Basin, 3476 Bohn Rd, Mount Horeb.  Proceeds support the purchase of adaptive ski equipment.

Tickets for youth and adults are: $24 which covers the ski rental (or snowboard rental), helmets, and lift ticket.  Tickets must be purchased in advance. No ticket sales on site. Register online at, use course # 44323. Tickets are mailed to you. Please call 204-3000 for more information or go to MSCR also offers affordable downhill and ski lessons please go to or call 204-3000 for more information.