You can still renew your membership in Prairie Hills.  It’s easy.  Just go to our website, and click on “Join or renew” on the right side of the home page. Or, you can send a note with your name, address, phone and email along with $5 to Duane Hinz, 18 Starr Court, Madison 53711.

Volunteer for Ride the Drive.  What will you be doing Sunday, July 31? Why not volunteer for the 8th Annual Ride the Drive?  Volunteer for just two hours or all day (event time: 10:00am-2:00pm).  Sign up online at the Ride the Drive website. All volunteers receive a RTD t-shirt AND a one-year Madison BCycle membership!

Madison Memorial Youth Basketball registration is now open.  For girls and boys in grades 4-8.  For more information, go to: or email


Mon., July 18  5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Voter Registration and Information.  The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin and Dane County and the Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association will be helping people register and learn about voting in the Hammersley/Theresa area.  A special Gear Up to Vote van will be parked in the 1400 block of Prairie Rd.

Tues, July 19  2:00-2:45 pm  

Pop Up Puppet Theatre.  Funny stories and puppet fun for all ages.  Sequoia Library (4340 Tokay).

Tues., July 19  6:30-9:30 pm  

Third Annual Concert in the Breese.  Free, community concert to celebrate 122 years of Madison Parks with the popular local reggae band, Natty Nation and The Beat Chefs. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs for on-field seating. Food and beer available for purchase.  Proceeds benefit the Madison Parks Foundation. Gates open at 5:30pm.

Wed., July 20  9 am- 3pm 

Summer Library Carnival. Performances by Justin Roberts at 10:30 and 2 at the Overture Center, games, crafts and more at the library and outdoor play and bibles from 11:30-1:30 at Top of State (100 W. Mifflin)  All free.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 266-6345 for more info.

Thurs, July 21 1:00-2:00 pm  

Do you have the right ID to vote?  Stop by the Fitchburg Senior Center and a volunteer from the League of Women Voters will check your ID.  Also info on permanent absentee ballots.

Thurs., July 21 1:00-3:00 pm 

The movie “Race” (the story of Jessie Owens) will be shown at the Segoe Terrace Activity Room (602 Sawyer Terrace) in cooperation with the West Madison Senior Center.  Free.

Thurs., July 21 2:00-4:00 pm  Goosebumps, the afternoon matinee at Sequoya Library. No registration is required. This program is directed at school-age children and all films are rated G or PG

Fri., July 22 and Sat., July 23 10:00 am-3pm 

Home Garden Tour.  Ten gardens will be open to the public–three in SW Madison–Jacob’s Way,  Rae Lane and Loruth Terrace.  Get tickets  at 501 Toepfer or email Cindy at

Tickets are $10 for both days–funds go for scholarships.

Fri., July 22  7:00-9:00 pm  

Summer International film series featuring award winning independent films. Films are non-rated and for a mature audience. This week is AMOUR FOU: Berlin, the Romantic Era. At the Alicia Ashman Library.

Sat., July 23  noon – 1:00 pm  

Free golf instruction at the Odana Golf Course.  No registration required. Balls, tees, clubs, etc. are provided at no cost to participants. Topics include: putting, short game, iron play, hybrids, woods, drivers and more.

Sat., July 23  8:00-11:00 p.m. Opera in the Park, Madison Opera’s gift to the community. The stars come out in the sky, the light sticks glow in the audience, and singers share their favorite opera and Broadway numbers. Free. In Garner Park (333 Rosa Road)

Sun, July 24 2:00-4:00 pm

Ice Cream Social in Lucy Lincoln Hiestand Park.  Activities and games for the kids, veggie exchange, ice cream treats and popsicles.  Sponsored by Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association.