Senior Lunches at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center will be at 11:00 a.m. throughout the summer. The cost for seniors over 60 is $4 or a donation.  Transportation is available. The meals are preceded by Euchre at 10:30 a.m.
Make Music Madison rocks the city all day.  Listed below are the events in our neighborhood.  For other venues, check the insert in Isthmus or go to
A new exchange program involving Russian students studying in the U.S. has just started.  Two Russian young women who will be attending Madison College need hosts for this school year. For more info, contact or 608-515-0547.
The Madison Water Utility Annual Water Quality Report is now available.  Learn more about your drinking water.  Go to:
Mon., June 20  11:00–1:00  KICK-OFF: SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM.  Mayor Soglin, Supt. Cheatham and  representatives from Madison Parks and REAP Food Group will kickoff the MMSD Summer Food Program at the Elver Park shelter near the splash pad. A free meal will be served at noon. During the summer, breakfast, lunch and a snack will be served to kids 18 and younger at schools, parks and community centers. At Elver Park, adults accompanying children can also participate.
Tues. June 21  2:00-3:00 p.m. Duck Tape Mania.  Colored Duck Tape, creativity and loads of fun! Bring your friends and make wearable art – belts, sandals, ties and more. Patterns provided. At the Sequoya Library (4340 Tokay) Children under age 8 must have an adult helper.  To register, call 266-6385.
Tues, June 21 3:30-8:30 p.m. Make Music Madison in Meadowood Park (5810 Thrush Lane).  Five great entertainers, starting with Soul Men at 3:30, followed by Magnum Mitzvah, Maica The Entertainer, Ambulatones and Mtrane Plus.
Tues., June 21 6:00 p.m. Can You Burn?  Neighborhood Barbecue Throw Down.  Join your neighbors for the Meadowridge Community Suppers’ first barbecue contest.  Howard Haynes v. Albert Watson in a celebrity-judged contest. Make Music Madison starts at 3:30 in Meadowood Park. Picnic begins there at 6:00.
Tues., June 21  6:30 p.m.  Make Music Madison at the Meadowridge Library. Maica the Entertainer.
Wed., June 22  8:00 a.m.  Youth Empowerment Breakfast sponsored by the Nehemiah Center.  At the Fountain of Light Church, 633 Badger Rd. For reservations, go to:
Wed., June 22  10:30 a.m.  Neighborhood Safety Update.   Lt. Mike Hanson of the West District Police Department will fill us in on what’s happening in our local west side neighborhoods — what types of crimes are occurring, and how to be safe at home and while away.  At the West District Community Room.
Thurs., June 23  1:00-3:00 p.m.  Movie, “Joy.”  Shown at the Segoe Terrace Activity Room, sponsored by the Westside Senior Center.  This story spans four generations, showing Joy going from girlhood to old age. Free. Free popcorn.
Thurs., June 23  5:00-7:30  Let’s Eat Out, which features a rotating line up of some of Madison’s best food carts, is back at it this summer.  The carts will be in Meadowood Park (5810 Thrush Lane) on Thursdays from now through August 4.
Friday, June 24  8:30-11:00 p.m. Friday Nights at the Y. 
All summer long for teens ages 13-18. Fun activities — basketball, volleyball, dodgeball and more.  Parent/guardian signature required.  For more info, contact
Sat., June 25  noon to 1:00   Free Golf Instruction at the Odana Golf Course. One hour class, hosted by PGA Head Golf Professional, Ryan Brinza. No registration required.  Balls, tees, clubs, etc. are provided at no cost. Topics include: putting, short game, iron play, hybrids, woods, drivers as well as understanding swing mechanics.
Sat., June 25  starting at 4:00-11:00 p.m. Shake the Lake Festival.  Music, entertainment.  Fireworks start at 10:00 over Lake Monona.  $15 to view fireworks from Monona Terrace rooftop. Free everywhere else. More information at ShaketheLake Madison 2016