A message from Lt. Mike Hanson, Madison Police Department West District:
We believe there are multiple juveniles sifting through cars EVERY night looking to either take items or take cars. (ed. Two individuals were recently apprehended.)  In fact three cars were taken from the same street the other night.  How does this happen?  Car owners are leaving their keys in their car. . . and the doors unlocked.  There are several victims each night in which police are called the following morning to take a report that items were stolen overnight.  What are those items in unlocked cars?  We have seen laptops, money, purses, clothing, guns and the like stolen from cars in which the car owner leaves the doors unlocked.  There are 85,000 residents in our District and even more cars.  We cannot guard your cars; so please HELP US out and lock your cars.   Officers at night are working hard to provide extra patrol and resources, but this is widespread and unpredictable.  However, it is predictable to rest more soundly when your doors are locked.


Mon., July 11, 10:45am-11:30am

WonderWorks.  Explore science, technology, engineering and math through play (and books). For children ages 3 – 5. Registration begins 6/27.  Register via   Squoya Library, Midvale Blvd.

Mon., July 11, Wed., July 13 4:45pm-5:45pm

Theresa Terrace Middle School Program.  Providing all middle school students with a creative STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) adventure including various projects, experiments, activities and field trips.   For more information, please contact the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center at (608) 661-0368 or visit at 1409 Theresa Terrace, Madison, WI 53719.

Mon., July 11, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Mindful Mondays.  Traditional mindfulness techniques, meditation practices, and cognitive exercises will be studied. We’ll learn how to calm our minds, relieve stress, and pay attention in the moment. Beginners welcome! Open to adults and teens.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Tue., July 12, 2:00pm-3:15pm

Mobile Planitarium.  Did the NASA mission to Jupiter pique your interest?  Seeing Stars makes the night sky easy and fun to explore in a mobile dome planetarium. Discover What’s Up There. Ages 5 & up with an adult. Both children and adults must be registered. Registration began 6/28 at .  Sequoya Library.

Wed., July 13, 6:30pm-7:45pm

Eating Smart — Being Active.  Being Active offers research-based information about nutrition, food safety and spending your food dollars wisely. It is a FREE program provided by the University of Wisconsin Extension Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP). Lessons focus on simple messages related to food and nutrition and give participants a chance to apply new information through interactive activities. Requires households to have children/grandchildren 18 years of age and under.   (This is the 2nd week of 8 weeks of sessions).  Meadowridge Library.

Thr., July 14 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.

Thr., July 14 1:00pm-3:00pm

Senior Showcase Band.  Whether you want to listen or dance to the music of the big band era, this is the place to be. The Senior Showcase Band has been playing for decades, and they will not disappoint. Bring a partner or find one when you get here. Cost is $2 per person, and there is no charge the last Thursday of the month.  Madison Senior Center, 300 W. Mifflin St.

Sat., July 16 2:00pm-4:00pm

Raptors at Sequoya Library.   Have you ever seen a falcon, hawk or owl up close and personal? The birds make learning a personal experience and are the best way to present wildlife education.  With Dianne, the presenter, will be Catlyn, a 2013 peregrine hatched from the MG&E building downtown Madison and Wesley, the snowy owl.  This program is for all ages and requires no registration. However, to provide more space for attendees, most seating will be on the floor, with a limited number of chairs at the back of the room. For more information, call 608-266-6385.

Sat., July 16 9:00am-4:00pm

Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale.  Location: 442 Westgate Mall, Madison WI 53711. Next to TJMaxx in Westgate Mall. Thousands of books for sale each month.


Mon., July 18 5:30pm

The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin has a voter registration van which they plan to send around the state as part of their voter registration and information drive.  They will kick off the drive in the Hammersley/Theresa area on Monday, July 18 at 5:30 by going door-to-door to register voters and give info on voter ID, etc.  If anyone is a special registration deputy or just wants to help out, let Gloria Meyer know.  Email her at: