Lock your cars. Madison Police suggest that you be sure to lock your cars when they are in your driveway or on the street, especially if you have a remote control garage door opener in your car. In neighborhoods not too far away thieves have been taking advantage of unlocked cars to gain entry to garages and sometimes houses if the door between the garage and the house is not locked.

Senior Survey. The Meadowood Neighborhood Center has offered a space to the West Madison Senior Center to a meal for Seniors (60+) once a week. They are taking a survey to see who might be interested. Surveys are available at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center and the Meadowridge Library.

Tuesday, July 30 10:00 a.m.

A bike club ride will leave from the Fitchburg Senior Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays all summer at 10:00. For more information, call David at 270-4292.

Wednesday, July 1 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Meadowridge Minecraft Club. For teens grade 6-12. You don’t need an account or a computer.

Wedneday, July 1 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Read to a Dog. For families and children of all ages. Bring your favorite book to read to a furry friend.

Wednesday, July 1 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Art Cart at Elver Park. Make art outdoors. For children ages 3 and above. All children should be accompanied by an adult. No pre-registration necessary.

Thursday, July 2 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Fireworks at Elver Park. You can enter the grounds at 7:00. The shelter and new bathrooms are open. Fireworks begin at 9:30 and go until 10:00. Parking is first- come, first-served.

Thursday, July 2

Enjoy the Elver fireworks at the Elver Park Neighborhood Center (Wisconsin Youth Company) at 1201 McKenna. They’re having a special celebration. For more info, call 276-9782.

Saturday, July 4

Happy 4th!

Sunday, July 12
MSCR Splash and Dash, a fast-growing sport that combines running and swimming. At the Goodman Campus (7762 W. PD). Open to ages 5-15 in five group divisions, focusing on participation and fun over competition. For more info, go to Proceeds go to MSCR Aquatic Fee Waivers for swim lessons.

July 15 through August 9

Blooming Butterflies at Olbrich Gardens. Open daily from 10-4. Admission is $7 for ages 13 and up; $3 for ages 3-12; free for ages 2 and under.