Dues Due. If you haven’t paid your Prairie Hills Association membership dues, you can go to our website, and pay through PayPal or send your dues to Duane Hinz at 18 Starr Court.

Nominations Open. Prairie Hills will be electing a treasurer and president at the annual meeting in September. Nominations for these positions are now open. For more information or to nominate someone, contact Gloria Meyer at Other board and non-board positions are also available.

Monday, July 20 10:00 a.m.
Writing Our Life Stories. This group helps preserve your unique stories. At the Meadowood Neighborhood Center. For more information or to register, contact the Meadowood Neighborhood Center at 467-8360.

Tuesday, July 21 1:00 p.m.
Supporting Active Independent Lives (SAIL) is hosting Long-Term Care Insurance Decoded: Ask the Right Questions and Get the Most Out of Your Policy, a program about long-term care insurance. At Oakwood Village Heritage Oaks (6205 Mineral Point Road). Learn what questions to ask about long term care insurance and how to choose a qualifying home-care provider. Presented by BrightStar Care, a SAIL vendor. Free and open to the public. To register, call SAIL at 230-4321.

Tuesday, July 21 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Book Festival Event: Edible Memory & The Big Jones Cookbook
At HotelRED (1501 Monroe St.) This event celebrates cultivating and cooking with heirloom vegetables. Jennifer Jordan’s Edible Memory examines the ways that people around the world identify and preserve old-fashioned varieties of produce. Chef Paul Fehribach’s The Big Jones Cookbook focuses on cooking with local and sustainably grown heirloom crops and heritage livestock. For more information, visit

Wednesday. July 22, 10:30 a.m.
Self Defense Tips & Awareness. Presented by Charles Dean, Owner/Head Instructor, Academy of Hwa Rang Do. Prairie Park Apartments (6530 Schroeder Road). A safe, fun, informative and interactive self-defense and awareness presentation. Presented by Southwest Madison Triad. Free parking is available.

Wednesday, July 22 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Hilldate Job Fair. In the Hilldale Atrium. Hilldale retail stores and Ace Hardware participating. Almost all are hiring. For more info, go to

Thursday, July 23 10:30 a.m.
Elephant & Piggie Party. Celebrate the Elephant and Piggie books by Mo WIllems with stories, crafts, activities and snacks. Meadowridge Library.

Thursday, July 23 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lets Eat Out! Meadowood Park (Leland south of Raymond Rd). Food carts in a nice, park atmophere.

Friday, July 24 2:30-5:00
Video Fridays at the Meadowridge Library. For teens and under. New and old favorite multiplayer video games.

Saturday, July 25 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Clean Lakes Festival. Law Park, next to Monona Terrace. Swim, water ski, bike, free rentals from Wingra Boats, much more. For more info, go to:

Tuesday, July 28 10:30 a.m.
Hero Expo: Tales of Tricks, Trouble and Triumph. Join Sadarri & Company for an interactive showcase of HEROs from around the world. Registration began July 14. Contact the Meadowridge Library at 288-6160.