Thanks.  Prairie Hills has a new message board, located in Pilgrim Park.  Special thanks to Jan Minardi, Joel Kronslander, Elaine Wenger and Fae Mulcahy for working together to make the ground surrounding the message board alive with plants and flowers.
Brush Pick-up.  The last brush pick-up for the year will start Monday, Sept. 29.  For information on your street, call 267-2088 or go to:
It’s Leaf Season.  Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission has provided the City of Madison with “Love Your Lakes, Don’t Leaf Them!” yard signs, coasters, brochures and flyers for the 2014 leaf season. The materials are all being stored in the Training Room at the City of Madison Engineering Operations Facility, located at 1600 Emil St, Madison, WI. If you are interested, please stop by and get some to distribute to your friends and neighbors.  
Lucy Lincoln Park Equipment.  The installation of new playground equipment at Lucy Lincoln Hiestand park has been delayed due to bidding problems.  It will occur either late this fall or early in the spring.


Monday, Sept. 29  3-5:50 p.m.
Perler Bead Madness.  For families and teens grades 6-12.  Use pop fuse beads to make key chains, magnets and more.  At the Meadowridge Library.  Materials provided.
Tuesday, Sept. 30  5:00-7:00 p.m.
Nail Art Club. Leave the library with fancy hands. Use our books to dream up fancy designs, or make your own. All materials provided. Registration suggested, but not required   For teens (grades 6-12) at the Meadowridge Library. To sign up, go to:
Talking Spirits: Forest Hills Cemetery Tours.  Tours leave every 20 minutes.  On this 90 minute walking tour, local actors will portray important Civil War-era characters buried at Forest Hill.  In the event of inclement weather, be sure to check back at for important information about this program. At Forest Hills Cemetery (1 Speedway Road) Adult admission is $5; Children are $2.
Wednesday, Oct. 1  5:30 p.m.  
Read to a dog at the Meadowridge Library.  Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend.  Time slots available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Call 288-6160.
Thursday, Oct. 2 8:00 a.m.– noon
FREE winter auto inspection for ages 55 and up. At the West Towne Firestone Store.  Call 441-7897 for an appointment.  Sponsored by RSVP, SW Madison Triad, Madison Police Dept. and Firestone.  Refreshments while you wait. 
Saturday, Oct. 4  11:00 a.m.
Learn about fossils and where to find them.  Presented by the Madison Gen and Mineral Club at the Meadowridge Library. Registration suggested. Call 288-6160.
Saturday, Oct. 4   1-3 p.m. or 2-4 p.m.
Super Hero Training Camp.  For ages 4-10. This is lots of fun for your school-age child.  $10 per person, pre-registration required.  Kennedy School, 221 Meadowlark Drive, Madison.  Call 204-3021 or go to
Saturday, Oct. 4  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 

Saturday, Oct. 4  10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Madison Parks Fall Festival Craft Fair. The Craft Fair will showcase regional and local arts and craft vendors and their spectacular works of art. Artists and crafters will be selling original pieces such as ceramics, quilts, jewelry, paintings, and other decorative pieces.  Admission is free to the public.  At Olin Park (1156 Olin-Turville Court).
Sunday, Oct. 5  9:00-9:45 a.m.
Walk with a Doc at Elver Park. Dr. Dawn Ley is a board certified naturopathic doctor, who cares for both acute and chronic conditions. She is the owner of Full Circle Natural Medicine in Madison. She specializes in digestive complaints, diabetes, integrative cancer care, and the management of hormonal imbalances.  She will discuss the digestive system and go over common disorders, giving you useful information about how to cope with these disorders.
Monday, Oct. 6  8:40 a.m. 
Enjoy a Community Walk with students and staff from Huegel School.  Enjoy coffee and bagels at the school prior to the walk.  Families and neighbors are invited to join the walk around the Huegel School neighborhood.