A note from the West Madison Senior Center: “All Joint programming that is taking place in the Segoe Terrace Activity Room (STAR), has been cancelled until further notice. Sorry for any inconvenience. Programs cancelled: Bingo, Xbox Bowling, Movies, Crafters Corner, Acupuncture & Massage. The 50’s Soc Hop has been rescheduled for October 31st from 1:00-2:30 pm, it will be combined with the Halloween party.”

Fall Leaf Collection has started, as of October 3rd. For more information, see

Thursday, October 20 at 6:30
Planning for a Stronger Neighborhood: a Panel Discussion for Southwest Madison will be held at Falk Elementary School. The panel will feature Anthony Cooper and Zandra Hagberg of Focused Interruption, a grassroots group formed to address violence in Madison; Stephanie Wilson, Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Project; Rebecca Carlin, the Wisconsin Youth Company; and Ruben Anthony, Urban League of Greater Madison. The panel will discuss what they are doing to address issues facing neighborhoods in SW Madison. With Q & A. Sponsored by Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association. A very brief business meeting will follow for PHNA members.

Mon., Oct 10 2:30pm-4:30pm
Cooking with Al. Prepare meals for youth from a nutritional approach. Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Mon., Oct. 10 7:00pm-8:30pm
Learn to Stargaze. Madison Parks and UW Space Place offer stargazing programs in our parks. UW Space Place leads each session with a 20-30 minute talk and slide show about astronomy. If the sky is clear they will set up a telescope and provide park visitors the opportunity to view astronomical objects. All ages welcome. John Wall Family Pavilion in Tenney Park. Advanced registration required: 266-4711 or online at

Tue., Oct. 11 4:00pm
Library Lego Club. Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation. We’ll provide books and pictures to inspire the imagination! Meadowridge Library.

Tue., Oct 11 12:00pm
Flash Fiction: A Short Talk About Writing Ultra Short Stories. Can you tell a story in 1000 words or less? How about 500? 100? Of course you can. Come and find out what it takes. Bill will read from his award-winning flash fiction and help you get started on writing your own. Register at 266‑6581. Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin Street.

Wed., Oct. 12 6:00pm-8:00pm
Lifeline Internet: Low-Cost Internet for Low-Income Families. Attend a session to find out how low-income families can get affordable home internet access through the Lifeline federal subsidy program. Instructors from DANEnet will help you determine eligibility and discuss internet service providers using the website Free and open to the public, no sign-up required. Meadowridge Library.

Thr., Oct 13 2:00pm-3:00pm
Go Big Read: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, author Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Visit for more information. Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd at Midvale Blvd.

Thr., Oct 13 5:45pm-8:00pm
Literacy Network SCALE Program. Improve Reading, Writing and Computer Skills! Call Ezi (608)244-3911 to register. Space is limited. Meadowridge Library.

Fri., Oct 14 10:00am-10:30am
Preschool Storytime. A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. For children ages 3 – 5. Siblings welcome. Groups welcome, no registration required. Sequoya Library (and Meadowridge Library on Oct. 20, 6:30pm).

Sat., Oct 15 9:00am-4:00pm
Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale. 442 Westgate Mall, next to TJ Maxx. Thousands of books for sale each month. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 2 pm.

Sat., Oct 15 9:00am-3:00pm
Falk Elementary rummage sale. The proceeds support the work of the Parent-Teacher Organization, which in turn supports the work of the school and helps families to connect.

Sun., Oct 16 1:00pm-4:00pm
Girls’ Ultimate Frisbee clinic. Brittingham Park (829 W. Washington Ave). FREE, modeled after last year’s wildly successful clinic. Girls (age 8-18) will be grouped by age/experience, and each tier will work with three or four coaches from Madison’s elite women’s club team, Heist. Participating girls will receive a free ultimate disc again this year, and will also take home some new ultimate skills and great memories. For more information, registration and waiver forms, see

Tuesday, November 8th: ELECTION DAY!!

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Besides the general election, there will also be a Madison Metropolitan School District referendum dealing with operational expenditures on the ballot. Visit for more information.

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