Take a neighborhood survey.  Southwest Madison Community Organizers (SWMCO) is conducting a survey of residents of the Greentree, Orchard Ridge, Meadowood, and Prairie Hills Neighborhoods. Its goals are to identify assets and challenges in our neighborhoods, and to identify areas where residents can work together to make Southwest Madison a better place to live.  If you would like to participate in the survey,  follow the links below to complete an online version of the survey. If you would rather talk with one of our interviewers, send an email to, and we will connect you with one of our Survey Team. More information is available at: You can take the survey directly by following these links:
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The online survey will remain open through mid-September.

Library Moving.  The new Meadowridge Library is almost complete.  The Library will be moving the end of this month.  During that time, you can pick up your holds at Sequoya.

Meeting with West District Police on Break-ins.  A neighborhood meeting sponsored by Prairie Hills, Greentree and Southwest Madison Community Organizers.  Hear police reports, ask questions, learn how we can work together on this.  Tuesday, September 9, 7-9 p.m.  Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, across from the Police Station on McKenna.

Wednesday, August 27  10:30 a.m.
“Power of Attorney for Health Care and Finances,” Free program at Prairie Park Apts. (6530 Schroeder Road).  Sponsored by SouthWest Madison Triad.  Call 441-7897 for more info.

Wednesday, August 27  3:30 p.m.
Chess Club at the Meadowridge Library.  For children in grads K-12.  Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday, August 28  1-4 p.m.
Art Cart at Elver Park.  The schedule says Thursday, August 31.  Hmmm.  So it’s probably Thursday, August 28.  Call 204-3021 to make sure. For ages 3 and up.  Under 6 must have family member present.  Free and fun.

Thursday, August 28  3-5 p.m.
Kids Block Party on Theresa Terrace.  Fun, games, food.  Sponsored by the Wisconsin Youth Company.
Open to all.

Thursday, August 28  5-7:30 p.m.
Last Meet and Eat of the summer.  In the lot next to the Meadowood Shopping Center.  Carts of good food at reasonable prices.

Friday, August 29 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Dane Dances.  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  At Monona Terrace rooftop. Great dancing, eclectic food and the opportunity to connect with other people from diverse backgrounds.  Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair; seating on the rooftop is limited. Food vendors open and cocktails are available for purchase beginning at 5 p.m. Picnic baskets are welcome. Sorry, no carry in alcohol.  August 

29 features Orquesta De Kache, The Eddie Butts Band
, DJ Pain 1

Fall Fitness Week features FREE evening classes from MSCR.  Starts Monday, Sept. 8 through Thursday, Sept. 11.  Go to for more info or call 204-0557 to register.

Youth Girls Basketball at Madison Memorial, Grades 3-8 in Memorial Attendance area.  Tryouts are Sept. 14 and 21.  Register online at More info, contact Marques flowers 320-6761 or email

Economic Development Symposium.  Madison is kicking off  a new Economic Strategy.  One of the first steps is an “Economic Strategy Symposium” scheduled for Wed., Sept 10 from 8am-12pm at the Monona Terrace, which will bring together folks from the business community, government, non-profits, educational institutions, and neighborhoods to discuss a vision and strategies to shape out future.
The event is free but space is limited so register online.  Go to:

The Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference is Sat., Sept. 13 from 8:00 to 4:30 at the Monona Terrace.  Get new ideas for our neighborhoods, meet others, share info and experiences.  Register today at  Cost is $15.  Scholarships available. Inquire about coverage of daycare cost by calling 261-9121 or email

“Savey Seniors, Safety Through Education” Crime prevention and safety conference presented by Madison Triad.  Friday, Sept. 19, 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. American Family Training Center.  For more info, contact Mary Stamstad at