Madison Economic Info.  On Wednesday, September 10, the city of Madison held an economic development symposium to start the process of coming up with a new economic plan.  A great deal of fascinating data was presented about our current economy and projections for the future.  Here is the link (it loads slowly).  If you want to learn more, two meetings are planned:  September 23 at 7pm at the Village on Park (2234 S. Park) and October 1 at 6pm the Warner Park Community Center (1625 Northport Dr.). 
Tutors needed for Falk School.  Schools of Hope is looking for tutors to: Tutor one or two children at a time in literacy or math (in English or Spanish- bilingual tutors are also needed), with materials provided by school staff.  For more information about tutoring, contact Deb Elsas, the Tutor Coordinator at Falk Elementary at You can also find out more information online and apply at https: //
Monday, Sept. 22  10:30 a.m.
Preschool Story Time.  For children ages 3-5, siblings welcome.  Stories, fingerplays and songs.  At the new Meadowridge Library.  Every Monday until Dec. 1.
Monday, Sept. 22  6:00-7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 23   7:00-8:30 p.m.
Meet Madison Police Chief Koval.  If you missed him last week, here are two more chances:  Monday at the Villager Mall Large Community Room (2234 S. Park St) or Tuesday at Predolin Hall at Edgewood College, Anderson Auditorium. 
Tuesday, Sept. 23  4:00-5:00 p.m.
Craft Afternoon at the Meadowridge Library.  Fun crafts for grades K-5.  Free.  Materials provided.
Tuesday, Sept. 23  Various Times
National Voter Registration Day.  Register to vote at Meadowridge Library (10-8), HyVee Club Room (11-6), Lussier Community Center (7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) and more. Check the list at
Tuesday, Sept. 23  5:30-7:00 p.m.
Back to School Night at Falk Elementary.  Community Supper. Information and fun.
Tuesday, Sept. 23  6:00-7:00 p.m.
Waltham Park Playground meeting.  At the West Police Station.  Your input is desired about new playground equipment to be installed next year.
Wednesday, Sept. 24  10:30 a.m.
Storytime for the Very Young.  For children ages 0-35 months. Free at the Meadowridge Library.
Wednesday, Sept. 24  5:30-7:00 p.m.
Tunes at Monona Terrace.  Dance tunes from the Universal Sound.  Free and fun. 
Thursday, Sept. 25  10:30-11:00 a.m.
Arthritis & Bone Health.  Sign up for this hands-on workshop to learn simple and beneficial exercises for arthritis, muscle strength and bone health.  Registration is required.  Call MSCR 204-3023 (course#465-569) At the Madison Senior Center. 330 W. Mifflin.
Saturday, Sept. 27  10-11 a.m.
Hockey Boot Camp for boys and girls, ages 4-17, all skill levels welcome.  At the Madison Ice Area.  $25. (Fee waived if you join the Polar Caps). For more details, go to
Monday, Sept. 29  3-5:50 p.m.
Perler Bead Madness.  For families, kids grades 6-12.  Use pop fuse beads to make key chains, magnets and more.  At the Meadowridge Library.  Materials provided.
Saturday, Oct. 4 1-3 p.m. or 2-4 p.m.
Super Hero Training Camp.  For ages 4-10.  $10 per person, pre-registration required.  Kennedy School, 221 Meadowlark Drive, Madison.  Call 204-3021 or go to