Election Officials Needed for Tuesday, Nov. 4.  There are two shifts available: 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., or 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Election officials must be eligible to vote: at least 18 years old, a citizen of the United States, a resident of the City of Madison for at least 28 days, and not disqualified from voting. In addition to being paid for your work at the polls, you will be paid to attend two hour-long training sessions prior to Election Day.
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Join Nextdoor.  There is a networking site called Nextdoor.  You can join as a resident of Prairie Hills and get info on plant exchanges, lost animals, recent crimes and more.  Close to 30 people have already joined. You can also see what’s going on in the rest of SW Madison.  Just go to;
West District Police Information.  If you want an update on crime statistics, go to the West District Website:  You can also sign up for email updates at the site.
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.
Monday, Oct. 6 and Tuesday, Oct. 7
Sign up to ride a Segway! $20 a person for a 60 minute Segway Tour along the lakeside starting in Olin Park. Call All American Segway at (608) 381-2790 to book your tours. Payment will be taken over the phone. Sign up for October 6: 11 am or 12:30 pm, October 7: 3 pm or 4:30 pm. Meet at 1155 Olin-Turville Court in the parking lot. See for info.
Tuesday, Oct. 7 1:30-3 p.m.
Meditation with Breath & Movement. Guided exercises work with the breath and seated physical movements to release stress and invite positive expression. Madison Senior Center. Join Anne Forbes on Tuesday, Oct. 7 (Intro), 14 & 28, Nov 4 & 18, Dec. 2 & 16 from 1:30-3 pm. Call 266-6581.
Wednesday, Oct. 8  various
Medication Reviews.  The United way and the Fitchburg Senior Center will provide medication reviews with a qualified pharmacist.  If you go to more than one pharmacy, take three or more meds and are over 65, you can get free advice.  Call 270-4295 to sign up.
Wednesday, Oct. 8 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Throwback Thursday Video Games.  You can play some old favorites or the newest ones out there.  For teens, grades 6-12.  Meadowridge Library.
Thursday, Oct. 9  9:00-10:00 a.m.
Meeting on the programming and pre-design for the Madison Municipal Building.   Put in your two cents.  At the Meadowood Neighborhood Center (5734 Raymond Road)  Questions?  Contact Jeanne Hoffman, 266-4091 or
Saturday, Oct. 11  10-11 a.m.
Try Hockey Boot Camp.  Last day.  Madison Ice Arena.  $25.  Register online at the Polarcaps website.  Fee waived if you going the Polar Caps.  Free equipment.  Go to
Saturday, Oct. 11  1:00-3:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Racially Just Alternatives to Incarceration.  At the Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ (1501 Gilbert Road).  Call 608-250-9240 for more info.
Tuesday, Oct. 14  6:00 p.m.
All Family Fall Forum at Huegel School.  Hear at MMSD’s new technology plan and how Huegel will implement it.  In the gym.
Tuesday, Oct. 14 6:00
Falk PTO and Open Schoolhouse Night.  Community Supper. In the gym.
Thursday, Oct. 23  6:30
Prairie Hills Annual Meeting.  Panel discussion: “Helping Our Stressed Neighborhoods.”  Panel includes four men working with families in our stressed neighborhoods.  Our Redeemer Church.