School Buildings Survey.  The Madison Board of Education has begun the first phase of a long-range planning process for improving school facilities by addressing the most immediate needs in our schools. The plans presented here are the starting point for discussions, feedback and input. They are in draft form. Please take a look to learn more and complete the survey with your thoughts.
Monday, Oct. 13  and Wednesday, Oct. 15  noon-12:45
LunchtimeYoga at the Monona Terrace.  It’s fun and free.
Tuesday, Oct. 14  5-6:30
Nail Art Club .  For gardes 6-12.  Leave with some fancy hands. Create your own designs or use those provided.  Meadowridge Library.
Tuesday, Oct. 14   6-8 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 15    6-9 p.m.
Autumn Stargazing Festival at the Memorial High School Planetarium.  Games, concessions.  Free admission.  Shows at 6:30 on Oct. 14 and 6:30 and 7:45 on Oct. 15.  $2.50 for shows.  More info?  Go to or call 204-4400.
Tuesday, Oct. 14  6:00 p.m.
All Family Fall Forum at Huegel School (2601 Prairie Road).  Hear at MMSD’s new technology plan and how Huegel will implement it.  In the gym.
Tuesday, Oct. 14 6:00 – 7:30
Falk PTO meeting and first Open Schoolhouse Night.  Falk School (6323 Woodington Way).
Thursday, Oct. 16 12:15 p.m.
Heart Health.  Our hearts are extremely important to our health. Learn about its role in your cardiovascular system and some of the negative effects a diseased heart can have. Join Dr. Nye with The Wellness Champions to learn how to prevent and reverse heart disease, cancer and other cardiovascular issues. At the Madison Senior Center.  Call 266-6581 to register.
Friday, Oct. 17 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Flu Shot Clinic at the Fitchburg Senior Center (lower level). Bring your insurance cards to the clinic.
Thursdays, Fridays 4-9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays  10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Corn Maze.  Annual Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund benefit through Nov. 2.  John Q. Hammon Drive.  Adults $8, $6 for for ages 12 and under.  268-7881
Saturday October 18  11:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting on Family and Youth Engagement.  Madison Out-of-School Time (MOST), the Madison Metropolitan School District, City of Madison, Dane County, National League of Cities and U.S. Department of Education are coming together for a town hall meeting to hear from you about how Madison can support family and youth engagement as it relates to improving youth outcomes. We hope you can join us. Lunch will be provided.  At the Boys and Girls Club on Allied Drive.  Please RSVP to
Sunday, October 19, 1-4 p.m.
Community Dog Day. At the Allied Boys and Girls Club, located on 4619 Jenewein Road.  Bring your dogs to receive FREE rabies and distemper vaccines, FREE microchips and I.D. tags, and FREE dog food and supplies – while supplies last. Learn tips for caring for your dog and the importance of vaccinations. Sign up for low-cost spay/neuter appointments for your dog. There is a 2-dogs per owner maximum. For more information, please contact Dane County Humane Society at (608) 838-0413 ext. 164 or Michelle Livanos at
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 (1701 McKenna).  Refreshments and door prizes.