Madison College is offering two programs of special interest–Court Reporting and Construction and Remodeling. They provide a rewarding career with 100% job placement, job security and high wages that requires less than a 4-year degree. Click on the links below for more information. Construction and Remodeling: Facebook; 608-246-5213, and Court Reporting, Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube; 608-246-6635;

We need volunteers to help staff the Prairie Hills Duck Pond at West Fest, August 27 at Elver Park. Please sign up for a two-hour shift between 10 and 4. Hit reply to sign up and let us know if you are willing. It will be fun.

Some students have been soliciting door-to-door for an MSCR basketball program. This is a scam. However, there are Memorial High School kids going door-to-door with the Memorial High School Spartan Cards. It’s a fundraiser for athletics at the high school. The $20 card has discounts at various area restaurants and businesses. The students selling Spartan Cards will have the cards with them and will give one to you right away.
Mon., Aug. 8 and 15 noon-1:30pm.
Preserve Your Family Heritage: Senior Stories. Tell your story to a volunteer who will transcribe it for your personal use or to share with your family. By appointment at the West Side Senior Center. Call Candice at 238-0196.

Tues., Aug. 9 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.
Primary Election. Choose candidates for Dane County District Attorney and Treasurer, U.S. Senator, among others. For your polling place, go to:
No senior lunches on Tuesday because of the election.

Tues., Aug. 9 and 23 6:30-8:00
West Side Warblers at the West Side Senior Center. For everyone who loves to sing. Sing old and new favorites. Drop in.

Tues., Aug. 9 5:00-7:00pm.
Ice Cream Boat Float at Wingra Boats. Rent a boat and cruise Lake Wingra, scooping ice cream and toppings as you go. More info at

Tues., Aug. 9 6:00-7:30 pm.
FREE, introductory-level instruction of stand up paddle boarding at Brittingham Boats.
Beginners will learn basic information about equipment and proper technique. After a few demonstrations, participants will have a chance to practice their new skills on Monona Bay! All ages and experience levels are welcome to participate. Call (608)266-471

Wed., Aug. 10 6:00-7:30
Take Apart. Encourage curiosity by disassembling items that can be found around the house. Discover how things are made and learn how they work. At the Meadowridge Library. For families and kids in K-5th grade. Children under 8 must have an adult helper. Call 288-8160 to register.

Thurs., Aug. 11 8:30 am.
Tai Chi Thursdays at the Fitchburg Senior Center. Try it out. Just drop in. $2 per week.
Thurs., Aug. 11 5:00-7:30 pm. Let’s Eat Out at Meadowood Park. Food Carts available with items for purchase.

Thurs, Aug. 11 6:00-7:00pm.
Science Thursdays at Wingra Boats. This week it’s Make Way for Monarchs. Learn about these beautiful butterflies and help release them for their migration to Mexico. Free Wingra Boats, 824 Knickerbocker St.

Fri, Aug. 12 6:00am-11:00pm. Cop on a Rooftop. This year at Dunkin Donuts on Gammon Road.
Each guest who visits a Cop on a Rooftop location on August 12 and makes a donation, will receive a FREE medium hot or iced coffee coupon. Proceeds go to Special Olympics.

Sat. Aug. 13 9:00 am-1:00 pm
If you missed this before, MARC, part of the CyclePoint from SourceAmerica network, will hold an eRecycling event at 805 Forward Dr. MARC encourages participants to bring their e-waste including surplus laptops, cell phones, LCD monitors, and PCs. For a full list of items that can be eRecycled, visit

Sat., August 13 10:00-11:30 am
A repeat of Take Apart. See Wednesday description.
Mon, Aug. 15 10:30-11:30 am
Pop Up Puppet Theatre. Head to the Meadowridge library for silly stories and puppet fun! Registration not required but recommended.

Wed., Aug. 24 6:00-7:30pm. Ice Cream Social At Pilgrim Park, Food and fun for the kids. Sponsored by Prairie Hills Neighborhood Assn.