Giving Tree.  Many seniors are alone and without family or friends during the holidays.  The Fitchburg Senior Center has a Giving Tree to provide gifts at the holidays.  Time  is short. If you want to help, you need to pick an ornament and buy a gift of $30 or less by Wednesday.
Refuse Collection.  There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the City of Madison on Thursday December 25th or Thursday January 1st.  Because of the double collection, large item collection will be reduced.  Residents are asked to hold on to large items until after the holidays if possible.
Demolition for Center.  The house at 1409 Theresa Terrace has been demolished in preparation for building the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center.
Monday, Dec. 15  6:30 p.m.
Peacemakers Forum and Conversation: Building a Strong Relationship Between the Community and the Madison Police Department. An open dialogue to bring a greater understanding about the work of Madison’s Police Department. Ask MPD members, particularly Chief Koval, about issues that are important to you and your community. At the Meadowood Neighborhood Center.  Sponsored by Club TNT and the MPD and hosted by Meadowood Community Members. For more information, contact Jeanne at 608-770-2049 or
Tuesday, Dec. 16  6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 17  6:30 and 7:45 p.m.
Season of Light.  Delightful multicultural program which will lead you through the discovery of many basic astronomy concepts and holiday celebrations.  Madison Memorial Planetarium.  Tickets $2.50.  No reservations. Tickets go on sale at 6:00 p.m. each night.
Wednesday, Dec. 17  12:00 noon
Christmas Carols with the Fitchburg Singers.  Lunch at 12:00 and Christmas carols at 12:30.  Reservations must be made by 1:00 on Tuesday, Dec. 16.  Call 270-4290.
Thursday, Dec. 18   5:00-6:30 p.m.
Nail Art at the Meadowridge Library.  For teens, grades 6-12.
Thursday, Dec. 18 and Friday, Dec. 19 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 20 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
MSCR Pottery Sale.  Lots of choices.  Make great gifts.  At MSCR 3802 Regent Street.  More info: call 204-3000.
Wednesday, Dec. 24  7 a.m.-2 p.m.
29th Annual Madison Holiday Blood Drive.  At the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center. All donors will receive a free t-shrt and chance to win great prizes.  Make your appoint today at or call 1-800-REDCROSS.