MEETING
​​Prairie Hills Association Meeting this ​Monday​, 6:30pm.  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.  Free and open to the public. Business meeting to follow.
​​NEWS
​​Madison Police Department Community Survey Results.  Thanks to everyone who completed the 2015 MPD West District Community Survey.  This is an important tool for us to get a feel for how we (the Police Department) are doing and how citizens feel about a variety of issues.  We had more than 500 responses….a summary of the results can be viewed here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-SLQGT7KQ/
​​The cross-country ski trails in Madison’s parks have re-opened with the colder weather, but are ungroomed because the snow isn’t very deep.  You can check http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/facilities/skiTrails.cfm for the latest information (scroll down to the bottom portion of the page).
​​The warming shelter at Elver park will open early at 11:00AM on early-release Friday’s when middle and high school students get out early.
​​Metro and the Madison Poets Laureate invite you to send short poems, haiku, prose poems, or excerpts from longer poems, 3-5 lines total, to the Bus Lines – Call for Poetry, by January 31.    Details: http://www.cityofmadison.com/metro/poetry/
​​EVENTS
​​Mon., Jan 25 10:00am-11:00am ​​Mental Health – How is yours?  Ava Martinez, Program Coordinator for NAMI-Dane County, will present on the common mental health issues, and specifically how they affect older adults.  Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.
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Mon., Jan. 25 10:30am-11:00am ​​Preschool Storytime.  A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Registration not required.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.
Mon., Jan. 25 6:30pm ​​Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association Meeting.  See the beginning of this newsletter for details.
​​Tue., Jan. 26 9:30am-2:00pm ​​Senior Coalition Free Lunches.  Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older, the suggested minimum donation is $4.00 but please pay what you can afford. Transportation to the meal is available by donation. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding day by calling 238-0196.  Meadowridge Library.
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Tue., Jan. 26 6:00pm ​​Meadowridge Community Suppers (formerly Meadowood Community Suppers) at the Meadowridge Library Community Room.  Food from 6:00-6:45.  Then, usually, a program for kids at the Community Center and an adult program in the Community Room.  For more info, contact mwsuppers@gmail.com or visit the Facebook page at   https://www.facebook.com/mcsuppers/ .
​​Tue., Jan 26 12:15pm ​​Red Hat Mamas.  This Red Hat group meets Tuesday, January 26 at 12:15 pm after the Nutrition Site meal. New members are always welcome. Enjoy lunch and meeting monthly with a vivacious group of women. For more information, call Marie at 241-5628.
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Wed., Jan. 27 3:30pm-5:00pm ​​Chess Club.  Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.  Meadowridge Library.
​​Wed., Jan 27 6:30pm-8:00pm ​​Toki 5th Grade Family Orientation.  Toki Middle School Cafeteria.  For families with students about to enter the 5th grade.
​​Wed., Jan 27 7:00pm-8:00pm ​​Toki @ Memorial English Language Learner Family 9th Grade Registration Meeting ELL Family Assistance for signing up for Grade 9 courses at Memorial High School.  Memorial High School Literacy Center.
​​Wed., January 27 5:00pm-7:00pm ​​Huegel School Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant Fundraiser.  (No more information was available on the school calendar.  Perhaps contact aapotter@madison.k12.wi.us for more information).
​​Thr., Jan 28 5:45pm-8:00pm ​​Literacy Network SCALE Program.  Improve Reading, Writing and Computer Skills. Call Ezi (608)244-3911 to register. Space is limited.  Meadowridge Library.
​​Fri., Jan 29 ​​Toki Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences.  No School at Toki Middle School.
​​COMING UP
T​​he Dane County University of Wisconsin-Extension Horticulture Program will be offering classes for home and community gardeners in the spring of 2016.  Classes will be held Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, February 25 – April 14, 2016 at the Dane County UW-Extension office (5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison WI 53718). Register for the entire class series at a discounted price or customize your education by registering for the classes of your choice.  For more info. visit http://dane.uwex.edu/horticulture/greenthumbclasses/ .
​​60-Minute Vegetarian Gourmet.  Thursdays 5:30pm-8:30pm from 2/4/2016 through 2/18/2016.  Madison College Class, offered at the Madison Senior Center on Mifflin St.   Register at (608) 258-2301 or visit http://madisoncollege.edu/ and click MyMadisonCollege, login to your account, and use the Student Center to add your 5-digit class number(s). First time users need to activate an account. Register EARLY; classes are cancelled if there are fewer than 10 participants registered one week prior to the beginning date. Class Title Days Start Time End
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