Falk School needs tutors. If you have an hour or two a week to spare and would like to help out, contact Dorcas at  It’s a rewarding experience for you and the kids.

Help Create an Artwork. Victor Castro, artist in residence, is creating an artwork for the new Meadowridge library, but he needs the paper cartons that soup and soy milk come in. When there are empties at your house, rinse them out and flatten them. Then bring them over to the library.

Verona Road Construction. Stage I construction on Verona Road (US 18/151), from the Beltline to Raymond Road, is scheduled to start on Monday, February 24. Initial construction work will install temporary traffic signals at the Beltline and Verona Road interchange.Starting the week of March 10, all traffic will be shifted to the southbound lanes of Verona Road between the Beltline and Raymond Road. Two lanes will remain open to traffic in each direction. Access to area businesses and neighborhoods will remain open during construction.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Feb. 17   6:30-8:00 p.m.

“What Ever Happened to Good Government in Wisconsin and How Can We Fix It?”  Sponsored by Common Cause.  Edgewood College Anderson Auditorium. Distinguished panel moderated by Scott Milfred of the State Journal.

Tuesday, Feb. 18  4:00 p.m.
Lego Club at the Meadowridge Library.  A different theme is provided each time along with stories and pictures to inspire the imagination.

Thursday, Feb. 20 6:30 p.m.
Prairie Hills Board meeting features “All About Your House Assessment.”  A team from Madison’s assessor’s office will talk about the how and why of assessments and answer your questions.  At Good Shepherd Church, Room 4. After the presentation, on the agenda is a message board for Pilgrim Park, planning a July 4th celebration, a community supper at Falk School and more.

Thursday, Feb. 20  10:00 a.m.
The Badger Game: Behind the Scenes.  Here all about the game day experience.  Madison Senior Center.  To register, call 266-6581.

Thursday, Feb. 21
Registration deadline for Retain the Rain Workshop
 scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2014  There attendees will learn how to plan for and install rain gardens to help local lakes and streams. These simple yet effective projects help rain soak into the ground instead of becoming pollution-carrying storm-water.  Saturday, March 1,

8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Conference Room, 121A, LFA Agriculture and Conservation Center
5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison.  Registration is $5. Brochure at

Saturday, Feb. 22  1:30 p.m.
Puppet Making with Teresa Getty.  For preschoolers. At the Meadowridge Library. Registration began Feb. 8.
Saturday, February 22, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wine and Chocolate Fund-raiser for Olbrich Gardens. Indulge your senses in the Bolz Conservatory at Olbrich Botanical Gardens while you sample wines and chocolates from local businesses. Tickets are $25 for the public; $20 for Olbrich members; or $15 for designated drivers, plus service fees. Tickets are available online at:

Monday, Feb. 24  6:00 p.m.

Lucy Lincoln Hiestand Park Improvements.  The City of Madison Parks Division will have a public input meeting to discuss proposed playground and path improvements at Lucy Lincoln Hiestand Park.  At this meeting, City staff will discuss the projects and seek input.
West Police Department (1710 McKenna).

Tuesday, Feb. 25  6-8:00 p.m.
Falk School Science Fair and Community Supper.  Exciting demonstrations from the UW plus kids own science projects.