Results from the Prairie Hills Meeting.  Members voted to support the building of a new police station on Mineral Point Rd. to relieve pressure on the West District and improve service.  A letter from the association will be sent to the mayor and the alders requesting the allocation for the 2016 budget, instead of waiting until 2021, as proposed in the mayor’s budget. In other news, Duane Hinz was elected treasurer and Gloria Meyer, president.

The Madison Police Department was awarded a $156,00 grant by the Department of Justice to to help overcome social divisions, improve trust between police and residents, and reduce crime in the Raymond Road corridor.  Neighborhoods in the corridor include Teresa Terrace, Balsam-Russett, Meadowood, Greentree, Orchard Ridge and Prairie Hills. For more information, go to:

The leaves are falling.  My Fair Lakes  has suggestions on how to manage your leaves. For more information on ways to “Love Your Lakes, Don’t Leaf Them” visit: .

And leaf collection has begun.  Do not put leaves in the street; put them on the terrace.  To determine dates of leaf collection, go to:


Monday, Oct. 12 6:30-8:00 p.m. (ongoing)  Folk dancing at the West Side Senior Center (517 No. Segoe Rd). A well-traveled teacher will teach different folk dances from around the world.  No partners needed.

Tuesday, Oct. 13  10:30-11:30 a.m.  Dane County Listening Session.  Speak-Up, You Matter.  A public listening session to discuss Dane County’s Area Agency on Aging 2016-2018 draft plan addressing dementia, caregiving, healthy aging, elder justice and nutrition programs.  At the Meadowridge Library in  Community Room A.

Tuesday, Oct. 13  4:00-5:00 p.m.  Library LEGO Club.  Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation. We’ll provide books and pictures to inspire the imagination! At the Meadowridge Library. For families and all ages.

Tuesday, Oct 13 6:00-7:30 Huegel PTO (discuss plans) and Falk PTO (election to board).

Thursday, Oct. 15 noon – 1:00 p.m.  (ongoing)  Adult Computer Literacy at the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center (1409 Theresa Terrace). An instructor will answer your questions and help you become a computer guru.

Friday, Oct. 16  noon to 2:00 p.m. (ongoing) Play and Learn at the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center.  Play and Learn is a free and fun  program from the Madison Metropolitan School District. For children ages birth to 3+ and their caregivers. Children learn early math, literacy, and social skills through play and caregivers learn about child development, the importance of play, and parenting skills.

Friday, Oct. 16 10:00-11:30 a.m.  Citizenship Classes.  At the West Side Senior Center (517 No. Segoe Rd).  For those seeking citizenship who need to study.  RSVP to 238-0196.

Sat, Oct 17, 9:00 AM – 3:00 p.m. Neighbor to Neighbor Craft Market. At Point of Grace Community Church (7026 Raymond Road).  Over 25 crafters will be selling  jewelry, ceramics, paintings, books written by Westside authors, candles, wooden items, and more! Also a silent auction to raise money for the new Theresa Terrace Community Center and a Neighborhood Plant Swap from 9 – 10 am.  More info at:

Saturday, Oct. 17  2:30-3:15 p.m. Magic with Morris Taylor. Experience the excitement of a live magic show with Morris the Magic Man.  At the Meadowridge Library. For families and all ages.