Rummage Sale Items Needed. Falk Elementary will hold a rummage sale on Sat. Oct. 15, from 9 am-3 pm. They are now collecting donations, which can be dropped off at the school or 1017 Hathaway Dr. Especially needed are gently used clothes, toys, sporting equipment, household items, and baby gear (no car seats, please). The proceeds of the rummage sale will support family activities at Falk.

Mon., Oct. 3 11:00-12:00 Grief Support Group. At the West Madison Senior Center. Mondays. No Fee. For more info or to register contact Jane at 215-7123 or email

Mon., Oct. 3 4:30-5:30 pm. Read with a Cop. Read a story to a real police officer or have the officer read one of their favorite stories to you. Time slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Keep an eye out for dates that a K9 officer will be there too. Grades K-5. Meadowridge Library.

Mon., October 3, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Chief Koval will hold a community forum at Good Shepherd Church (5701 Raymond Road). Come ask your questions.

Mon., Oct. 3 6:00 pm Meadowridge Community Supper, at the Meadowridge Community Room. Howard’s Ribs. Please bring a dessert to share.

Tues., Oct. 4 9:30-11:30 a m. Free Hearing Tests at the Madison Senior Center (330 W. Mifflin). Testing is done by Connect Hearing. You are under no obligation to make a purchase. Call 266-6581 to schedule a test.

Tues., Oct. 4 noon to 12:45 p.m. Lunchtime Yoga at the Monona Terrace. Free. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bring your own mat. From Oct 4-Oct. 25 (no class Oct. 11 & 20).

Tues., Oct. 4 4:30-5:30 pm . Read to a Dog. Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. This is a fun favorite. Time slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
At the Meadowridge Library.

Tues., Oct. 4 6:00-7:30 pm Falk Open Schoolhouse. Food, beverage, child care, fun activities for kids and families. At Falk School.

Tues., Oct. 4 6:00-7:30 p.m. Come participate in Focus Groups, sponsored by the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant. Make your voice heard concerning safety and well-being in your neighborhood. Food, beverage and child care provided through the Open Schoolhouse. Questions? Contact Stephanie Bradley Wilson at or call 256-3627 ext. 33

Wed., Oct. 5 12:00-1:00 pm, The Benefits of Relationships as We age. Monona Terrace Lecture Hall. Free. Dr. John DeLamater. Co-editor of Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra. Free

Wed., Oct. 5 5:30-7:00pm. Final Season of Tunes at Monona Terrace. Little Vito and the Torpedoes. 50’s and 60’s rock. Free.

Sat., Oct. 8 :00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference: People, Places. Possibilities. Monona Terrace. A great opportunity to learn from speakers and from others in Madison from workshops throughout the day. $15. Includes light breakfast, lunch, tours and workshops. For more info, go to:

Sat., Oct. 8 5:00-9:30 pm. Madison’s 13th annual Vegan Chili Cook-off. Masonic Center, 301 Wisconsin Avenue. Chefs from area restaurants compete to see whose chili will reign supreme, including Ale Asylum, Green Owl Cafe, Ladonia Cafe, Liliana’s Restaurant, Monty’s Blue Plate Diner, Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace and Eldorado Grill. For more information on the Chili Cook-Off:

Fri., Oct. 7 6:00-7:30pm. Fall Harvest Indian Cooking. Neeta Saluja, local resident and author of the cookbook, Six Spices, will demonstrate how to cook an Indian recipe using fall produce and a rice pilaf. Chai will also be made. For ages 13-adults. Meadowridge Library.Register by phone at (608) 288-6160 or online.
Sat., Oct. 8 10:00-11:30 a.m. and 12:00-1:30 pm Introduction to Indian Cooking for Families. Neeta Saluja, local resident and author of the cookbook,Six Spices, will teach families how to make a stuffed bread and mango laasi. For ages five and older. Adults and children must register. Register by phone at (608) 288-6160 or online. Meadowridge Library.

Sat., Oct. 8 1:00-3:00 pm Shadow Boxes with Kimberly Friesen. Kids will make shadow boxes to tell stories, using boxes and discarded books along with other found materials. Some materials will be provided, but please bring a shoe box and any other “found” objects to add to your creation. At the Meadowridge Library. For kids in grades K-5. Register by phone at 288-6160 or online beginning 9/17.
Sat., Oct. 8 5:30-7:30p.m. Dinner and Entertainment at the West Side Senior Center, 602 Sawyer Terrace. Dinner at 5:30. Entertainment at 6:30 features Under-A-Rest, UW Madison’s newest co-ed acapella group. For more info, call 238-0196 or email RSVP by noon Oct. 7.