NOTES
Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC), has just released a short video entitled “How to Haze a Coyote” in response to reports received of coyotes attacking pets on the east side of Madison. Coyotes have been seen in our neighborhood. The three- minute video explains the process of hazing, or scaring away coyotes. View it at:  http://youtu.be/JlC8KTDiIRs. (Closed Captioning is available in Spanish)
The city of Madison Green Power has solar installer trainee positions available.  Earn while you learn. Six month program. 40 hours a week.  $14.64 an hour.  Apply online by Feb .4 at  http://www.cityofmadison.com/HR/employment/JobOpenings.cfm.
Falk Elementary School will hold Read Your Heart Out on Friday, Feb. 26 and needs volunteers to read to students.  Start with breakfast, read and see performances by the kids.  Please reply to Nakia Harper, Christina Makos or Mario Mack at 204-2180 by Friday, Feb. 9.
AARP Tax Aide program available to seniors and residents of low to moderate income at these locations:  Sequoya Library, Madison and Fitchburg Senior Centers and Rick Dilley Tax Center (2300 Park St.)  Call to reserve a space or for more locations, go to http://www.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action.
Seniors needed for research study on computer and internet usage.  Will be a 1 1/2 hour focus group at the Madison Senior Center. $10 gift card for participating.  For more info or to sign up email yhe37@wisc.edu or call 263-2900.
EVENTS
Monday, Feb. 1 10:00 a.m.  Writing Our Life Stories at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center.  Everyone has a story to tell.  Help for preserving yours.  All ages.
Monday, Feb. 1 1-5:45 p.m.  After-school program for elementary students at the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center (1409 Theresa Terrace).  Fun, arts and crafts, computers. Snacks. Also Tuesday-Friday at 2- 5:45.
Monday, Feb. 1  2:30-4:30  Maker Monday–LEGO Robotics.  Enjoy our arsenal of LEGO Mindstorm robots.  For Teens, grades 6-12. At the Meadowridge Library.
Tuesday, Feb. 2  6:00-8:00 p.m. Open Schoolhouse at Falk Elementary.  For the kids, LEGO Club, Interactive Media, Creative Writing, Science Club.  Also, an open computer lab, and library.  For Spanish speakers, UW Extension offers “Eating Smart.” Call 204-2180 for more info.
Wednesday, Feb. 3   3:30 p.m.  Chess Club at the Meadowridge Library.  For all levels. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
Wednesday, Feb. 3  4:30  – 5:30 p.m.  Read to a Dog at the Meadowridge Library.  Read to a furry friend.  First come-first served.  Grades K-5.
Wednesday, Feb. 3 7:00-8:30 p.m.  Mystery Book Club at Sequoya Library.  This time it’s The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain. New members welcome. The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion, with extra copies available at the Ask Here desk while supplies last.
Thursday, Feb. 4  1:00-3:00 p.m.  Movie at the Segoe Terrace Apartments, Activity Room (602 Sawyer Terrace).  “War Room” A marriage becomes a war with the daughter as collateral damage but Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman helps out.  FREE.
Friday, Feb. 5  12-5 p.m.  Get ready for Super Bowl Sunday at our annual Meadowridge Madden tournament. For ages 10-17. Maximum of 12 participants, spectators welcome. First come first served. On-site registration opens at 12PM, tournament begins at 12:30PM. The game used will be Madden 15 on Playstation 3.
Saturday, Feb. 6  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Friends of Sequoya Book Sale at 442 Westgate Mall.  Next to TJMaxx. Thousands of books for sale each month. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 2 pm.
Saturday, Feb. 6  12:30-2:00 p.m. Little Picassos Free Art Class.  For grades 1-6.  Meadowwood Community Center.  Snack included.
Sunday, Feb. 7  2:00 p.m.  Enjoy a winter Sunday at Olbrich Gardens with musical performances in our Evjue Commons.  The Hanson Family Band–Botanical Boogie.  $2 admission, dance-style concert, limited seating.  Family Jazz Band. The founders of the original version of the Hanson Family Jazz Band influenced more than just their family; they left their mark on Madison.
COMING UP
Friday, Feb. 12  1:30-2:30 p.m. Valentine’s Day Party at the West Madison Senior Center. With Patsy Cline Tribute Artist Karen Wickham. Desserts and beverages provided.  Reserve space by calling 238-0196.
Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13 various evening times. Romance Under the Stars: Special Valentine’s Planetarium Show.  $20 a couple for MMSD residents: $30 for non-residents.  Pre-registration required at http://www.mscr.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 16  5:00 p.m. Couples Dinner Out, sponsored by the Fitchburg Senior Center.  Dinner will be 5:30 at Benvenuto’s.  Call early. There may be a waiting list.  Call 467-3990 or email bevdavis@aol.com
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