Tornado Help.  If you are still interested in helping, contact Sharon Marshall at 273-4470.

July 4th Picnic.  First Annual Prairie Hills July 4 Picnic on July 4th at Pilgrim Park (Access at McKenna, Frisch, Pilgrim, Homestead and Ravenswood), 4-6 p.m.  Fun for the kids: bike decorating and parade, games, races, arts and crafts. Hot dogs, brats and buns provided.  Bring a dish to share and portable grills if you have them.  There may be  S’mores.

Monday, June 23 
MSCR Summer Camps start.  Some are still open for registration.  Go to or call 204-0557.

Tuesday, June 24 1:30 p.m.
The Rover Design Challenge at the Meadowridge Library.  Take a tour of Curiosity, the latest NASA rover to explore Mars and more.

Tuesday, June 24  6:00 p.m.
Reading and Recess at Huegel School.  Bring your favorite book or find one there.  And recess.  Every Tuesday this summer.

Wednesday, June 25  10:00-11:30
Lakeside Kids.   The FUN Agenda (8 different activity stations) – Exhibition Hall, Monona Terrace.  Stations include: Art Cart, Fit2Go Van, Wind Tunnel & Aerodynamics, Clothespin Biplanes, Fossil Fun and more. Free.

Thursday, June 26  1:00 p.m.
Fitchburg Cycles and Your Bike.  Come learn what it takes to change a tire, feather your gears and more.  Next door to the Great Dane/old Blockbuster Location (2970 Cahill Main).  Sponsored by Fitchburg Senior Center.  Questions, call David at 270-4292.

Thursday, June 26   5:00-7:30 p.m.
Meat and Eat.  Food carts galore.  Next to the Meadowood Shopping Center on Raymond Road.

Friday, June 27   2:00-4:00 p.m.
FIFA World Cup Day at the Goodman Pool (325 Olin Ave). Celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament that’s taking place in Brazil this summer! We will be coloring in flags of teams from around the world, decorating megaphones to cheer on our favorite players, and “traveling around the world” with soccer activities.

June 27  11:00 a.m.
4th of July celebration at the Fitchburg Senior Center.  Brats or hamburgers and ice cream. Cost is $3.  Northern Comfort Band will play at 11:00.  Call 270-42-90 on or before 1:00 p.m. June 26 to reserve your space and order your meal.

June 28  2:00-11:00 p.m.
Rhythm and Booms.  Join Madison Festivals on John Nolen Drive on June 28, 2014 for a day of entertainment, activities, great food, live music, and of course fireworks! The festival grounds on John Nolen Drive open at 2pm. The fireworks show will take place from 9:30pm to 10:00pm, and will be staged over Lake Monona for spectacular viewing from many sites around Madison. For viewing the fireworks on the festival grounds on John Nolen Drive, blankets and/or lawn chairs are encouraged.

June 29,  10:00-noon
Learn to Play Disc Golf at Elver Park.  Glide, a Madison area disc golf pro shop, is offering a series of FREE clinics for aspiring disc golfers of all ages.  These clinics are intended for all skill levels and will include a brief history of the game, basic overview of the rules, demonstration of equipment and throwing techniques, and an opportunity for individual and group instruction.

Monday, June 30  7:00 p.m.
Put in your two cents on the city budget at a meeting at the Central Library (201 W. Mifflin).  Before June 30, you can input your ideas on the City website at