Pilgrim Park Clean-Up


Thanks to the folks who came Saturday to clean up Pilgrim Park.  It was a beautiful day which all of us enjoyed.  Special thanks to Keith Swartz and family for organizing the event.  The park looks better and all the kids learned first-hand about littering and community service.

Need for rototilling at Lucy Lincoln Heistand Park
We’d like to expand the flower beds around the message board. If you have a tiller and would be willing to give an hour or so to help with this task, please email or call Jan at 274-1162. Thank you!

City of Madison Free Golf Instruction  

Free Instruction Saturdays at Golf Madison Parks​.  One hour classes begin at 12:00pm. No registration required. .

Registration is open for swimming lessons

Lessons at Goodman Pool this summer: see  (Classes & Programs in the menu bar).


Sun. April 17 – Sat. April 23

Pet ​Tags and Chips.  

In conjunction with National Pet ID Week, the Dane County Humane Society will be offering discounted ID tags ($6, includes tax) and microchips ($20, includes tax) at the main shelter at 5132 Vogus Road  for both dogs and cats. Microchipping services will be offered on a walk-in basis from 1pm-7pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from1pm-5pm on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tue., April 19 3:00pm-5:00pm


New Coupon Divas group.  The group will be learning Couponing 101 and how to organize and create a coupon binder, starting a coupon exchange. They will be meeting weekly on Tuesdays after that.  The time will be discussed at the meeting.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Tue., April 19 6:00pm


Falk Open School House.  Free program – bring the whole family.  Children can participate in creative writing, Madison Public Library outreach, open gym, Bricks for Kids Legos, interactive media club, and weekly science activities.  Adults are welcome at our Parent Cafe.  Each participating family will receive a hot meal to take home with them.

Wed., April 20 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.

Thr., April 21 3:00pm-4:30pm


Knitting at the Library.  Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present.  Meadowridge Library.

Fri., April 22 6:00pm-8:00pm


Play: No More Secrets!  I Can’t Live Like This Anymore!  A One-woman play written, directed and performed by Lilada Gee. This is a must-see play meant to enlighten and support survivors of sexual abuse. Because of the play’s mature content, it is recommended viewers be 16-years-old or older. No registration necessary.  Meadowridge Library.

Fri. April 22 4:00pm-7:00pm and Sat. April 23 9:00am-2:00pm


Electronics Recycling event.   Televisions, computer gear, copiers, cell phones, video game systems and more.  Basically anything with a cord. No appliances, please. Note that there is a $20 fee for CRT-based televisions and monitors and a *$5 fee for secure data destruction of hard drives and cell phones.   Madison Area Rehabilitation Center – West, 805 Forward Drive, Madison.

Sat., April 23 10:00am-11:30am


Kite Making with Julio Flores​ ​​ ​A Bubbler Jr Program.  Kite-making is a craft that Julio Flores’ abuelo, or grandfather, learned during his childhood in Puerto Rico. Children and families are invited to learn this great past time during this workshop. Each family will construct one large kite and, weather permitting, try it out! Register by phone at 288-6160 or online at .  Meadowridge Library.

Sat. April 23 2:00pm-4:00pm


Animation Project Day.  Make stop motion animation projects using our animation stations.  Grades 6-12.  Meadowridge Library.

Sat. April 23 10:00am-12:00pm


Earth Day Challenge.  LOTS of volunteers are needed city-wide to pick up track, clean up parks and playgrounds, and so on.  To find one, visit


Mon., April 25 2:00 p.m.


Lucy Lincoln Hiestand Park Clean-up.  Join with the kids from the Theresa Terrace Center to clean up the park for spring.  Bags, gloves and treats provided by Prairie Hills.  Rain date is May 2.