June is membership month for Prairie Hills and we will be distributing our yearly hard-copy newsletter.  We need volunteers to go door-to-door to deliver it throughout the neighborhood.  Please consider volunteering to do this. If you are interested, just reply to this newsletter or contact Gloria at 608-288-8160.  Thanks much.


Thanks go to the kids from the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center who volunteered their time to clean up Lucy Lincoln Hiestand Park last Monday.  They gathered five bags of trash, and helped make the park a more pleasant place in the neighborhood.

Odana Hills Golf Fitness Classes.  Golf Revolution provides golf instruction at City of Madison courses. The classes incorporate sound technical information with principles of learning theory and apply them to your game.  $20.00  Schedule at:

Elver Park Disc Golf Course is now open, with evening play!   See

Atwood Tool Library:  The Atwood Tool Library is opening its membership to the entire city of Madison during the month of May.  A tool library is a community resource that provides home owners and tenants with the tools they need to perform simple home and bike maintenance, tend their yards and gardens, and build furniture and other projects.


Mon., May 2 2:30pm-3:30pm

Read With a Cop.  Sign up for a 15 minute slot to read a story you choose to a real police officer who will LOVE to hear you read, or have the officer read one of their favorite stories to you. Sign up in person at the library each month, and keep an eye out for dates that a K9 officer will be there too.  School Age (K-5).  Sequoya Library, Midvale Blvd.

Mon., May 2 6:00pm-8:00pm

Elver Park Community Day Design Meeting.  The second design meeting for the Elver Park Community Day scheduled for August 27 will take place on May 2 and the Meadowridge Library, Community Room B, Raymond Rd.

Tue., May 3 4:00pm-6:00pm

Sequoya KIDS Chess Club.  School age kids who know the basics of chess (i.e. how the pieces move)are welcome. Come on in for a friendly game.  Followed by the “All Ages” chess club at 6:00pm.  Sequoya Library.

Wed., May 4 3:00pm-5:00pm

Meadowridge Minecraft Club.  Grab your friends and join us for some multiplayer Minecraft action on our local servers. No account necessary. Bring your own computer, or use one of ours. For ages 17 and under.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Wed., May 4 4:30pm-5:30pm

Read to a Dog.  Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Meadowridge Library.

Thr., May 5 5:45pm-8:00pm

Literacy Network SCALE Program.  Improve Reading, Writing and Computer Skills. Space is limited, call Ezi at 608-244-3911 ext. 66 to register.  Meadowridge Library.

Fri., May 6 5:30pm-7:30pm and Sat., May 7 1:00pm-3:00pm

The City of Madison is in the hiring process for the director position of the Department of Civil Rights.  As part of this process, the department is holding two community input sessions to understand what attributes community members would like to see in the eventual director of the department as well as what folks feel would generally improve the department’s services.  Multiple opportunities to write in comments will be made available at each event, and you can also email comments to:

Friday’s session is at the Lakeview Library, 2845 N. Sherman Ave. and Saturday’s session is at the Villager Mall Atrium, Room A, 2300 S. Park St.

Sat., May 7 9:00am-1:00pm

Friends of Meadowridge Book and Bake Sale.  Friends of the Library Mother’s Day Book and Bake Sale. Bag Sale beginning at noon, buy a bag’o’books for five bucks!  Meadowridge Library.

Sat., May 7

Free Comic Book Day.  

Go to any Madison Public Library to receive a free kid-friendly comic book, check out some of our favorite comics and graphic novels, and get information on area comic book stores that are participating in Free Comic Book Day 2016. Kid-friendly comics: all day, all Madison Public Library locations, but only while supplies last!

Sat., May 7 9:00am-1:00pm

The 4th Annual Soul Stroll.

The Soul Stroll is a free community event that focuses on promoting healthcare and wellness for the African American community.   Registration  More information:

Sat., May 7  10:00am-2:00pm

Madison Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale.  At the Alliant Energy Center. Discounted compost bins will be sold for only $69.99 and 50 gallon mosquito resistant RainReserve rain barrels with a diverter are on sale for just $119.99.  For more information and to pre-order your rain barrel and compost bin (supplies are limited), visit


Fri., May 13 10:00am-11:30am and Sat., May 14 2:30pm-4:00pm

Spring has sprung, and two news beds are ready for planting around the message board. If you have perennials you need to thin out, we could give them a new home. We will be working there Friday 5/13  10 to 11:30 am and Saturday 5/14  2:30 to 4 pm. To donate plants and/or help to put them in the ground, please contact Jan Minardi  274-1162 or Thanks!

Sat., May 14 8:00am-3:30pm

Habitat for Humanity.  

If you have ever had the thought or wondered what volunteering with Habitat would be like – here’s your chance. A group of 8 is expected and the organizer thought some folks from the neighborhood would enjoy the day doing this work. It’s an 8 am to 3:30 pm commitment on Saturday the 14th of May on the south west side of Madison. You’ll meet some good people, learn a home building skill and get all the rewards that come from giving to something bigger than yourself.  Bring a friend. Children over 18 are welcome, Call Steve, the organizer, at 225-7314