Take a Community Policing Survey by October 21.  Help assess our community policing efforts and improve efforts to better serve the community. Your responses to this survey will be kept confidential to the extent provided by law. There are no individual identifiers in the data that the Department will receive, and the Department will not be able to link an individual’s data to their email address. This is not a test and there are no right or wrong answers. Please answer each question honestly.
Passcode: WI01301-11C2  (You will be prompted to enter the passcode when you click the above URL. Please copy and paste the above passcode to ensure accuracy).   If you have any questions, please contact Jim Powell, Grants Administrator at 261-9635 or
Become an Election Official.  Serve as an election official (poll worker) on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  Two shifts available:  6 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.-9:30 p.m.  Election officials must be eligible to vote: at least 18 years old, a citizen of the U S, a resident of the City of Madison for at least 28 days before the election 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.  Sign up online at
Monday, Oct. 20  7:30 p.m. 
Madison in Motion, a public meeting on on the city’s Transportation Master Plan.  City transportation planning officials will be on hand to describe the planning process and hear your ideas about how to build Madison’s future transportation system.  Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (1701 McKenna).  Your input is welcome on building a successful plan for city transportation. For more information, visit: <>
Monday, Oct. 20  1:00-2:00 p.m. 
No Falls Class at the Fitchburg Senior Center.  A balance and exercise class, Insructor-led.  Mondays, fee is $35 for the set of sessions.  Call 270 for registration and other info.
Tuesday, Oct. 21  4:00 
Library Lego Club.  Fun for families at the Meadowridge Library.  A different theme each session, along with some stories and pictures to inspire the imagination.
Wednesday, Oct. 22 6:30-8:00 
Discussion of “I am Malala: the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban” by Malala Yousafzai. At  the Meadowridge Library.  Chosen as UW-Madisons 2014 Go Big Read selection. Shot in the head on her way home from her Pakistan school, Malala was targeted by the Taliban because she publicly advocated for girls education and attended school herself.  She has just won the Novel Prize for Peace.
Thursday, Oct. 23  3:30-5:30 p.m.
Adventure Time Party at the Meadowridge Library.  Mathematical! Join us for a screening of some of your favorite Adventure Time episodes (TV-PG), along with snacks, crafts, trivia, and prizes. Registration recommended, but not mandatory. Families, or all ages and teens (grades 6-12)  

Thursday, Oct. 23  6:30-8:00 p.m.
Prairie Hills Annual Meeting.  All welcome. Panel discussion: “Helping Our Stressed Neighborhoods.”  Panel includes four individuals working with families in our stressed neighborhoods: Mike Bruce of Joining Forces for Families, Coach Assad of the Mellowhood Foundation, Deon Carruthers of Falk School and Wisconsin Youth Company, and Matt Phair, District 20 alder.   Our Redeemer Church (1701 McKenna).  Refreshments and door prizes.
Friday, Oct. 24 7:30 – 3:30 
Celebrate Smiles at Falk School. Weekdays until Nov. 6.  Celebrate Smiles is a school-based dental program in Dane and Iowa County that screens children to see if they have cavities and find out if they would benefit from dental sealants and fluoride varnish. Licensed dental staff provides dental sealants and fluoride varnish and treats children who have cavities. Treatment is aimed at children without dental insurance, or those covered by Medicaid/BadgerCare. For more information call (608) 443-5483.
Friday, Oct. 24 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Fall Festival at Huegel School.  Fun for the whole family.  Contact the school for more info.  Call 204-3100.
Friday, Oct. 24  9 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
Members of the public with a passion for good local food and strengthening the local food system are invited to attend the Dane County Food Summit.  At the Lussier Family HeritageCenter, 3101 Lake Farm Rd., Madison. The event’s theme, “Digging Into the Local Food System: Be a Part of the Solution,” reflects the goal of focusing on achievable change, partnerships, and innovations within Dane County for building a fair and sustainable food system.  Charge is $35 for the day. Please visit Eventbrite to register for the Food Summit:
For more information, contact Lexa Dundore with the Dane County Extension Office, (608) 224-3696 or


Monday, Oct. 27  10:30-noon.  
iPad Beginner Class.  Free.  Learn the basics.  At the Fitchburg Senior Center.  Call 270-4290 to register.