Leaf collection.  According to the city, if your trash is collected on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, your leaves will likely be collected this coming week.

Winter Parking. Alternate side parking begins on November 15 and is in effect seven days a week, regardless of weather conditions.  Park on the EVEN house numbered side of the street on even numbered days from 1-7am.  Park on the ODD house numbered side of the street on odd numbered days from 1-7am.

Prairie Hills Survey.  This is your last chance to tell us what we can do for you–events, meetings, activities, communication. Fill in this anonymous survey to let us know.

Coming up–Prairie Hills Board Meeting.  All welcome.  Monday, Nov. 16, 6:30 at Good Shepherd Church, Room 3.  Agenda available on our website, by mid week.

MSCR enrollment.  MSCR has a new computer enrollment program.  You must create an account.  To get started, go to


Tuesday, Nov. 10 5:30 p.m.
Public input on the Madison Capital Budget–Midtown Police Station.  Four Southwest Madison associations have endorsed the plan to build a police station on Mineral Point Rd in 2016 to relieve overcrowding and improve response times at the West Station. The public is invited to comment either by speaking or just registering for or against.  At the City-County Building, Common Council Meeting room.

Thursday, Nov. 12 11:00-noon
Free Indoor Walking. (One hour) Every Tuesday and
Thursday starting Nov. 12 at Break Away Sports (5964 Executive Drive, Fitchburg).

Thursday, Nov. 12 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Listening Session: How can the Madison School District build better partnerships with families?  Supt. of Schools Jennifer Cheatham and the new director of family engagement.  Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center (1409 Theresa). Park on Betty’s or Jacob’s Way.

Thursday, Nov. 12 5:30 p.m.
Job Fair with Exact Sciences at the Urban League at 2222 South Park Street. More info, call 729-1200 and/or go to:  Bring resume and dress for success.

Thursday, Nov. 12 6:00 p.m.
Huegel School Frosty Ball.  Fun activities and music with a DJ.  For families.

Friday, Nov. 13 7:30 a.m -noon
Free Dental Care for Kids (ages 3-18) Madison College Dental Hygiene Clinic.  (1705 Hoffman St–near airport) Call 258-2400 for appointment.  Appointments required.  No school on Friday.

Friday, Nov. 13  1:30-3:30 p.m.
Drawing Jam with Angela Richardson at the Meadowridge Library.  Explore different techniques and materials as you take part in this lively event that will have all ages drawing up a storm.  Grades K-5.
Register by phone at (608) 288-6160 or online beginning October 30th.

Saturday, Nov. 14   9-5 and Sunday  10:00-4:00
2015 Winter Art Fair Off the Square at Monona Terrace.  More info, go to:

Saturday, Nov. 14  4:30 p.m.
Madison Holiday In Lights opens in Olin Park.  Lighted holiday-themed displays. Drive through any time from dusk until dawn to enjoy this magical light show for free. Candy canes are handed out from 4:30pm-10:00 pm each evening.


Nov. 16-18 Falk PTO Book Fair
Books for now and as gifts for the holiday season.