School Referendum. Three schools that serve southwest Madison neighborhoods would be upgraded if the referendum passes on April 7.  They are: Jefferson Middle School, Huegel Elementary School, and Spring Harbor Middle School.  More information is available at

Absentee Voting in the City Clerks Office Monday, March 30, 2015 – 8:00am to 7:00pm. City Clerk’s Office, 210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Room 103, City-County Building.  Cast your absentee ballot in the City Clerk’s Office.  You may also register to vote in the Clerk’s Office with proof of your address (WI driver license, bank statement, government document, paycheck, residential lease, or utility bill showing your current name at your current address).

Madison Public Library is Hiring Library Assistants. People in these positions work with the public to provide exceptional library service. Applicants should have a strong commitment to public service, attention to detail and a passion for information, literacy and community. No degree is required.
This recruitment will be used to fill positions at many Madison Public Library locations over the next 6 months.   The application deadline is 4/8/15. Apply online at

Spring Leaf and Garden Waste collection begins Monday, April 6
Each neighborhood will receive two collections.

Goodman Pool Swim Lessons. Goodman Pool is now taking registrations for summer swimming lessons. Parent/Child (6 mo- 5 yrs), Child, and Adult lessons are offered. You can register online for classes.


Tuesday, March 31  10:00 a.m.
Experts in Arthritis at the Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin.  Learn about the treatments available today in arthritis and other rheumatic conditions.  Call 266-6581 to register.

Tuesday, March 31  2:00-3:30 p.m.
Wooden Art Car with Justin Bitner at the Meadowridge Library. Make a wooden art car inspired by your favorite book in the library. Registration begins 3/17. School Age (grades K-5).  Click below to sign up:

Wednesday, April 1 2:00-3:30 pm
April Fool’s Day Tricks and Traps at the Meadowridge Library. Learn how to make some funny tricks to play on your friends and family for April Fool’s Day. Ages 5 & up (grades K-5). Children under 7 must have an adult helper.

Thursday, April 2  10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Blood Donation Day. Join the Red Cross and the Overture Center for an opportunity to support patients in need by donating blood. Make your appointment to donate blood for the Broadway Beatles and Blood: Blood Drive at the Overture Center by:
1.    Downloading the American Red Cross Blood Donor App
2.    Visiting Use the sponsor code “Overture Center”  or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
3.    Clicking on the link:

Friday, April 3  2:30-7:00 p.m.
NBA 2k15 Spring Break Tournament at the Meadowridge Library.  Up to 14 competitors allowed; spots are first come, first served.  On-site registration begins at 2:30 with tournament starting at 3:00.  For families, all ages and teens.


Tuesday, April 7  7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Election Day.  Non-partisan for city offices. Several referendums.