Last Round of Brush Collection this week, starting Sept. 19. During the week, crews may be able to service the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday areas. If you live in these areas, try to get your brush to the curb by Sept. 19. The Thursday and Friday areas could be collected during the week of Sept. 26. Guaranteed brush collection will conclude when the Friday district collection is completed.  Leaf collection will begin October 4.

Scam Alert.  If you get calls supposedly from the IRS, it’s a scam.  The IRS doesn’t call and they don’t threaten over the phone.  Also, if you get a call supposedly from a grandchild asking for money for some kind of emergency, check it out.  It’s probably also a scam.

MG&E has launched a new website with info on saving energy.

Huegel’s PTO is selling Bucky Books.  They are $35 each.  People can stop by the school office and buy one (enter at the side door facing the parking lot) or e-mail

Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference Oct. 8.  This year’s theme is People-Places-PossibilitiesWorking Together to Make a Better Community. Registration (link below) is $15 (includes breakfast, lunch, tours and over 15 workshops). Childcare assistance, fee waivers and interpreters are available.


Mon., Sept. 19 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Join artist Jennie Bastian to learn the basics of monoprinting. Create your own stamps and practice printing on paper and glass!  For preschoolers. Must have adult to help. Registration begins 9/5. Call 288-6160 or go online to register.

Tues., Sept. 20 1:00 pm.  Movie Matinees at the Madison Senior Center.  Hundred Foot Journey starring Helen Mirren, Om Puri and Manish Dayal. Free. Popcorn and Beverages. Donations for refreshments welcomed.

Tues., Sept. 20 4:30-8:00pm  Madison in Motion Open House.  Sustainable Madison Transportation Master Plan.  Madison Central Library, Room 301.  Mayor’s welcome 5:45. Presentation to follow.  More info.

Wed., Sept. 21 10:30-11:30 am  A new group for people with early stage memory loss is forming at the Middleton Senior Center.  Open to all ages and will meet on Wednesday morning.  Contact Kathy Lauer at 831-2373 or Elise Bokey 238-7368

Thurs., Sept. 20  8:30 am.  Tai Chi Thursdays, Drop In.  Cost $2. At the Fitchburg Senior Center.

Thurs., Sept. 22  9:00 am-3:00 pm  Free Automobile Winterization Inspection for seniors.  West Towne Firestone.  Call 441-7897.

Thurs., Sept. 22 6:30-7:30 pm.  The monthly Meadowridge Library book discussion for Sept will focus on the novel, American Dervish, by Ayad Akhtar. Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time.  American Dervish is a brilliantly written, nuanced, and emotionally forceful look inside the interplay of religion and modern life. Copies available for checkout now at the library!  Anyone is welcome to attend.

Fri., Sept. 23  1:00-3:00 pm  Sock hop at the West Madison Senior Center.  Dress in 50’s style attire and have your photo taken.  $2 suggested donation. Food and dancing. RSVP to 238-0196 by Sept. 20.

Fri, Sept. 23 6:00-8:00 pm.  In partnership with the Wisconsin Film Festival, the Meadowridge library is pleased to present a screening of PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW. This film delighted audiences at the 2016 Wisconsin Film Festival.  Free of charge. Run time is 83 minutes.

Sat., Sept. 24  11:30-1:00  Create a Comic! At the Meadowridge Library.  Did you know comics teach us important lessons about life? And improve our brains as learners? Join us for this hands-on workshop with Josh Duncan to explore what comics teach us about life and create your own comic. For K-5 grade. Register by phone at 288-6160 or online beginning 9/10.

Mon., Sept. 26  12:00-3:00pm Flu shots at the West Madison Senior Center.  Free for Medicaid.  $15 for non Medicaid.  MedicareB also accepted. At Sego Terrace Activity Room.