Family Resource Center and food pantry at Falk School.  Food, gently used clothing for children, computer access, referrals to community services and more.  At Room 113.  Open Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays 12 pm to 3pm.  More info, contact Sarah Hall at 204-2202.

Election workers are still needed.  For more info, go to:

Madison Public Library needs help processing absentee ballots (early ballots are cast as absentees).  If interested, you can go to a training and then volunteer.
There are trainings at Meadowridge Library.  Here is the calendar:[latitude]=&distance[longitude]=&distance[search_distance]=0.25&distance[search_units]=mile&date-start[value]&date-end[value]&page=1

Planning for a Stronger Neighborhood:
A Panel Discussion for Southwest Madison
 Thurs., Oct. 20 at 6:30-8:00 p.m. At Falk School. The panel will discuss what is being done to address the challenges facing neighborhoods in SW Madison.
Panel members are: Anthony Cooper and Zandra Hagberg of Focused Interruption, a grassroots group formed to address violence in Madison; Stephanie Bradley Wilson, Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Project; Tutankhamun Assad, Mellowhood Foundation: Ruben Anthony, Urban League of Greater Madison.
A question and answer session will follow. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Prairie Hills.
A brief business meeting for PHNA members will follow.  Officers to be elected include: secretary and vice president.  The Board has nominated Kristen Gamble for secretary and Tara Keenan for vice president.  For more information, see agenda at

Mon., Oct. 17 9:30-10:30  X Box Bowling at the West Madison Senior Center in the Segoe Terrace Activity Room (602 Sawyer Terrace).

Mon., Oct 17  10:30-11:00 a.m. Pop-Up Puppet Theatre.  Head to the Meadowridge Library for puppet fun with a spooky twist. Families and kids of all ages.

Mon., Oct. 17 12:00-3:00 p.m. Flu Shot Clinic at the West Madison Senior Center.  Walk in.  Fees–Medicaid $0, non-Medicaid $15,  Medicare Part B accepted.  Bring card.

Wed., Oct 19  11:00-12:30  Conversations in English. An opportunity for foreign speakers to practice their English. Open to all foreign language speakers who have a basic grasp of English.  Fitchburg Senior Center.  RSVP 238-0196

Wed. Oct. 19 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Public Meeting on Regional Transportation Plan.  Middleton City Hall (7426 Hubbard Ave.) Review and comment on draft plan goals and policies.
Similar meeting on Thurs, Oct. 20  5:00-7:00 pm Fitchburg City Hall (5520 Lacy Road)  For more info, go to www.MadisonArea

Thurs, Oct. 20 9:00 a.m.   Wisconsin Book Festival begins.  Continues through Oct. 23.  Many  events.  Full program and schedule information can be found on the Wisconsin Book Festival web site,

Thurs., Oct. 20 1:00-6:00 pm   Blood Drive at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (1701 McKenna Blvd.)

Thurs, Oct 20 6:30-8:00 Panel Discussion on Stronger Neighborhoods.  (See above)

Thurs., Oct. 20  6:30-7:30 p.m. Go Big Read Book Discussion of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.  Meadowridge Library. The book is available for checkout at the library.

Sat., Oct. 22 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Book Sale at Meadowridge Library.  Bag sale starts at noon. No bake sale. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Sat. Oct 22 2:00-3:30 p.m.  Create a Comic with Josh Duncan.   Join us for this hands-on workshop to explore what comics teach us about life and create your own comic.  2nd-6th graders encouraged. Alisha Ashman Library,  Registration will begin 2 weeks before the start of the program. Register online or at 608-824-1780

Wed., Oct. 26  3:00-6:00 p.m. Halloween Hayrides.  Around the Capitol Square. Boarding at 8 S. Carroll St. (in front of Capitol Kids) Price: $3 per person, kids 2 and under are free.  Approximately 20 minutes around the Capitol Square.  Last Boarding: 5:40pm. To register:

Thurs., Oct. 27 6:30 p.m.  Listening Session about the Madison School District Referendum.  At Memorial High School.  An presentation will be followed by a question and answer session, featuring a panel with Supt. Cheatham and board members.