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Voter I.D. Voter I.D. is now a requirement in Wisconsin.  If you don’t have a Wisconsin drivers’ license, you will need to get an I.D.  For more information go to http://www.cityofmadison.com/election. See voting event, Saturday, Jan. 23.
Prairie Hills Association Board Meeting.  Guest speaker, Lori Chalecki, Field Lieutenant for the West District with an update on police activity and prevention strategies.  Meadowridge Library Community Room, Monday, Jan. 25. 6:30 p.m.  Business meeting to follow.
A dog license and permit are needed for dog-friendly parks. The 2016 dog permit is available for purchase and is good for parks, as posted in Middleton and Sun Prairie and designated Dane County Parks. This permit is also needed for using any of the parks where dogs on-leash are permitted. Go to cityofmadison.com and click on treasurer’s office.
Lakes are frozen but wait.  Although the State Climatology Office declared Madison’s lakes officially “frozen” as of January 11, it will be a while before the ice is thick enough for people or vehicles. At least three inches of ice must accumulate before it is safe for people and light activities, at least five inches for snowmobiles and ATVs, one foot for vehicles.
Teen Programs at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center.  Structured activities, sports, arts & crafts, cooking projects and more.  For grades 6-8 2:30-5:45. For grades 9-12 2:30-8:00 p.m. Call 467-8360 for more info.
It’s Cold out there.  Indoor walking, 11:00-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at Break Away (5964 Executive Dr. Fitchburg).
EVENTS
Monday, Jan. 18  6:00 p.m. City/County King Holiday Observance.  At the Overture Center Capital Theater (201 State St.)  Keynote speaker, noted civil rights leader Rev. C.T. Vivian.  Music by the MLK Jr. Community Choir.  Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, Jan. 19 (and every Tuesday)  noon – 2:00  Community Employment Collective.  Get job hunting assistance at the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center plus housing search and other help.  For more info, go to Bruce@countyofdane.com
Wednesday, Jan. 20  3:00-5:00 p.m. Minecraft Club at the Meadowridge Library.  Grab your friends and join us for some multiplayer Minecraft fun on our local servers. Bring your own device or use one of ours. No equipment or account needed. Grades 6-12.
Wednesday, Jan. 20  7:00-8:30 p.m. Go Big Read.  A discussion of Just Mercy. This book is a call to action, a true crime page-turner and a critique of the American system of justice —and was chosen as UW-Madison’’s 2015 Go Big Read. At the Alicia Ashman Library. Visit http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/go-big-read-2015 to find other discussions, related events, and more information.
Thursday Jan. 21 11:00 a.m.  Scams and the No-Call List–What Seniors Need To Know!, Meadowood Neighborhood Center, 5740 Raymond Rd. Before the senior meal begins at Noon.
Friday, Jan. 22 5:00-10:00 p.m. Falk fundraiser at Jason’s Deli (7349 Mineral Point Rd) Falk earns 15% of food sold when you mention Falk School or turn in your receipt at the Deli.  Or sign up https//.groupraise.com/events/8414
Friday, Jan. 22 12:40 p.m. Movie Day at the Fitchburg Senior Center.  Robert DeNiro in The Intern.  Free.
Saturday, Jan. 23  9:30. 11:00 and 1:00 Kids in the Rotunda at the Overture Center.  Free Shows. This Saturday, the Handphibians, a Brazilian drumming group.
Saturday, Jan. 23 and ongoing 12:30-2:00. Little Picassos Free Art Classes at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center. Grades 1-6 Snack and supplies provided
Saturday, Jan. 23  10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The Children of the Rainforest series celebrates cultural differences of rainforest regions around the world with high energy performances for children and families. The Zhong Yi Kung Fu Association will kick off the series with a traditional Lion Dance, a Drum Array and martial arts demonstration. Olbrich Gardens.
Saturday, Jan. 23 12:00-4:00 p.m. Your vote is your voice, so make sure you’ll be heard in 2016! Stop in at the Meadowridge Library to learn about new voter ID laws and register to vote. You must bring proof of address to register. Go to: cityofmadison.com/election/voter for more info, or call 608-729-7720 with questions about the event.
COMING UP
Tuesday, Jan. 26 6:00 p.m.  Meadowridge Community Suppers (formerly Meadowood Community Suppers) at the Meadowridge Library Community Room.  Food from 6:00-6:45.  Then program for kids at the Community Center and adult program in the Community Room.  For more info, contact mwsupper@gmail.com.
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