Construction on Hammersley and Gilbert Roads.  Try to find alternate routes.
Madison Parks began an “Adopt-a-Park Tree” program for private citizens to help save, at their own expense, a publicly-owned ash tree in a Madison park. For more information on how you can adopt a Park Tree, visit:

Monday July 21, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Madison Parks “Learn to” Stand-Up Paddleboard! Wingra Boats on Lake Wingra (824 Knickerbocker Street)
Practice your balance and work on your core muscles in this fun water sport. Wingra Boats has great instructors to teach the best techniques! All ages and experience.

Tuesday, July 22 11:00 a.m.
Solar bugs at the Meadowridge Library.  Make your own creepy, crawly creation that really moves. 
Tuesday, July 22  5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Ice Cream Social Open House at the site of the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood CenterSponsored by the Wisconsin Youth Company.  Architect’s drawing to be shown.

Wednesday, July 23 1-3 p.m.
The Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison is offering a free fair housing training seminar for owners and managers of rental property.  Madison Public Library – Pinney Branch, 204 Cottage Grove Road. The seminar is free; you need to register to ensure sufficient training materials. To register, or for more information, call 257-0853.  Will include information about housing discrimination as prohibited by local, state and federal fair housing laws; reasonable accommodations and modifications for tenants with disabilities; advertising rental units in compliance with fair housing laws; non-discriminatory negotiation with prospective tenants, and much more.

Wednesday, July 23  6:30 p.m.
Goodman South Madison Library hosts Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Film Discussions. This initiative brings four documentaries with riveting new footage to Madison to illustrate the historical struggle for civil rights in the United States. As part of the initiative, the Madison Public Library will pair excerpts from the documentaries with a discussion led by a local humanities scholar. This Wednesday, the film is The Loving Story, with guest facilitators Dr. Emily Auerbach, director of the UW-Madison Odyssey Project, and author Sherry Lucille

Thursday, July 24  4-7 p.m.
Three-on-three basketball tournament on Betty’s Lane, sponsored by the West Police District.  Come play, watch and support your neighbors.

Thursday, July 24  5-7:30 p.m.
Meet and Eat in the lot next to the Meadowood Shopping Center.
Variety of food carts from beefy to Thai. 

Friday, July 25 noon

Your chance for a Hard-Hat Tour of the construction of the new Meadowridge Library.  Next date is Thursday, July 31 at noon.

Saturday, July 26 8-10 p.m.
Opera in the Park. Garner Park (333 South Rosa Road)

Madison Opera’s gift to the community, is a night like no other. Singers from Madison Opera’s mainstage season share their favorite opera and Broadway numbers. Now in its 13th year, it is quite literally a night like no other. Come join 14,000 of your neighbors for a Madison summer tradition. s brightest stars, Opera in the Park is a FREE community event perfect for audiences of ALL ages!

Tuesday, July 29  10:30 a.m.
Robotics at the Meadowridge Library.  Learn how to program LEGO Mindstorms robots to complete basic Robo challenges.  Registration begins July 15.  Call 288-6160.