Arrests. The West Side District is reporting the arrest of several individuals who were either involved in the shots fired in December or break-ins in the Prairie Hills/GreenTree/Orchard Ridge neighborhoods.  In one case, an alert neighbor was responsible for the arrest.  The police are continuing their investigation. If you see something suspicious going on, be sure to call 911.
Nextdoor. Over 50 people in the Prairie Hills Neighborhood have joined Nextdoor, which is communication site for Southwest Madison.  There’s safety info, items for sale or trade, and info on various services from neighbors to neighbors. If you want to join, just click here: Join the free private social network for your neighborhood.
AARP Tax Aide Program.  AARP has free tax help for low-income residents and senior citizens.  Contact Sequoya Library, 266-6385, or Fitchburg Senior Center, 270-4290, or Madison Senior Center at 266-6581.  For other locations, go to: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Locator – Find Tax Help and Assistance Locations Online – AARP  
Tuesday, Jan. 20  4:00-5:00 p.m.
CRAFTafternoon.  Join creative librarians for after-school craft fun.  Colorful paper, glitter glue, paints and more.  Meadowridge Library.  Grades K-5.
Wednesdays, Jan. 21+ 10:00 a.m. to noon
Job Shop at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center.  Individual attention and assistance.  Job leads, resume development, online application support and more.  Closed the week of Jan. 26 for relocation.
Thursday, Jan. 22  10:30-noon
Free class on “Getting to Know Your iPad.”  Fitchburg Senior Center. Space is limited.  Call 270-4290.
Thursday, Jan. 22  Noon
Little Pioneers: a history-themed play for early learners.  At the Madison Children’s Museum.  Cal 256-6445.
Friday, Jan. 23  1 p.m.
S.T.E.A.M. Engineers.  Hands on projects for ages 4-10.  Madison Children’s Museum.  Free with $8 admission.
Friday, Jan. 23  6:30 p.m.
Huegel School Movie night.  “The Box Trolls.”  Free. Treats available.
Foundations for the Trades Academy (an apprenticeship program to prepare for a career in the construction industry) will hold their seven-week training program starting Feb. 16.  Information sessions Jan. 28 at Urban League and Lussier Community Center.  Call 920-206-7114 to sign up.
Romance Under the Stars: A Special Planetarium Show.  Explore the current night sky while munching on chocolates from Candinas.  Two days–Feb. 13 and Feb. 14.  $20 a couple. Pre-registration only at  Fund-raiser for the planetarium.  Call 204-3000.  First-come, first-served.