Break-In Alert.  It’s summer and break-ins are increasing.  Last week there were break-ins on Piedmont and Sara.  For info on how to protect your house, how to be a good witness and more, go to and click on “Resident Resources/Links.”  There you will find hand-outs with good information.


Block Party Kit.  Summer is a great time for a block party.  It’s nice to meet neighbors and it helps neighborhood safety.  Prairie Hills has a block party kit.  For a brochure and/or other info on holding a block party, contact Jan Minardi at


Madison Police Department is hiring. 

If you, or someone you know, are looking for a meaningful way to serve our community, get on-line ( or give call (608-266-4190).  Here’s also a link to MPD’s Hiring Resource Group:


Monday, June 15 10:00 a.m.                                                                             

Writing Our Life Stories. Everyone has a story to tell.  This group helps preserve your unique stories.  At the Meadowood Neighborhood Center.  Call the Meadowood Center at 467-8360 to check for openings.

Monday, June 15 6:30 p.m.

Community Development Meetings.  The City is in the process of creating an new city-wide economic development strategy focused on building a stronger, more equitable economy.  A meeting to review the City’s first draft of a plan will be held at the Warner Park Community Center (1625 Northport Drive).  More info and a link to the draft document can be found here:

Tuesday, June 16 11:00 a.m.                                                                                 

Circuit Blocks.  Learn the basics of electricity with Karen Corbeill and make a fun project with our circuit blocks using fans, batteries and lights and more. At the Meadowridge Library. For school-age children. To register, contact the library at 288-6160.

Tuesday, June 16  3:004:00 p.m.                                                                       

Author Sheryl WuDunn in a candid conversation with author David Maraniss.  Ms. WuDunn will share her experiences at the Meadowridge Library.  Ms. WuDunn’s books, A Path Appears, and Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (2009) will both be available for sale and signing following the event. This is a ticketed event. For ticket information, visit:

Wednesday, June 17 6:00-7:30 p.m.                                                                   

Chief Koval will be holding two community forums in the West District during the month of June: Wednesday, June 17: Boys & Girls Club (4619 Jenewein Road); and Wednesday, June 24: Memorial High School, same time.

Thursday, June 18 5:30-7:30                                                                               

Let’s Eat Out! (Formerly Meet and Eat) Every week more carts are participating and more activities are happening.  Meadowood Park (5810 Thrush Lane).

Friday, June 19  7:00-9:00 p.m.                                                                     

Juneteenth (end of slavery) Praise Celebration at Fountain of Life Church (633 W Badger Road).  Will feature Little Rock singer-songwriter Marquis Hunt.

Saturday, June 20 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.                                                        

Juneteenth Parade starting on Expo Drive going to Olin-Turville Park.  Main Stage at Olin Park with music, games, soul food.

Sunday, June 21 Noon to 6:00 p.m.                                                                   

Let’s Make Music Madison at the Meadowood Park (5810 Thrush Lane).  Bring a picnic and enjoy free ice cream.  Face painting and games for the kids.  Open mic at noon.  Performances all afternoon.  

Sunday, June 21  3:00-6:00 p.m.                                                                          

Rock and Read: A fundraiser for the Madison public libraries.  Cakes wanted for the Paddle Cake games. At the Capital Brewery Beer Garden (7735 Terrace Avenue, Middleton)  For more information or to contribute a cake, Contact Jacky at

Monday, June 22  6:30 P.M.                                                                             

Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association board meeting. All welcome. At Good Shepherd Church, Room 3. (Corner of Raymond and Whitney).