Leaf Collection has begun.  This week the city will be collecting leaves from residences that get their refuse picked up on Tuesday (a portion of which were picked up last week),  Wednesday and maybe Thursday. For more information and the current status, visit


Mon., Oct. 24 3:20pm-3:30pm

CRAFTERnoon: Comics!


 Join in for a hands-on workshop to explore what comics teach us about life and create your own comic. For ages 5 & up. Children under age 7 must have an adult helper. Registration begins 10/10.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Tue., Oct. 25 4:30pm

Meeting with Capt. Wahl of the West District about fireworks being set off in our neighborhoods around July 4.  In the West District Community Room.

Tue., Oct 25  5:30pm-7:30pm

Neighborhood Employment Center, Community Input Session Phase #2.  The Urban League will share designs for the new employment center to be built on McKenna where the Griff’s Restaurant now stands.  At the Crossing Apartment Clubhouse, 1132 Morraine View Drive.

Wed., Oct 26 10:30am

Apple iPad – What You Need to Learn. Jeremy Crosby and staff from the City F.A.C.T. Channel are back with some great new stuff to teach you about the Apple iPad. If you don’t have an iPad, this class is a perfect start to see if it’s worth your money.  Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Road, Fitchburg.

Wed., Oct. 26  3:00pm-6:00pm

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:

Wed., Oct. 26 6:30pm-8:00pm

Budget Listening Session.  

Alders Phair and Cheeks will hold a listening session about the city budgets–operating and capital.  They want your input.  Toki Middle School.

Thur., Oct. 27 6:00pm-7:30pm

Community Dinner


Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center, 1409 Theresa Terrace.  Chili dogs will be served.

Thur., Oct. 27 6:30pm

Listening Session 


 the Madison School District Referendum.  A presentation will be followed by a question and answer session, featuring a panel with Supt. Cheatham and board members.  Memorial High School.

Thur., Oct. 27 6:30pm-8:00pm

Concerned about city tree replacement?  If you are concerned about the city replacing canopy trees with smaller ones under power lines, you can attend a group strategy meeting on the issue at 2010 Eastwood Drive, Suite 300.

Sat., Oct 29 11:00am-8:00pm

Halloween Tricks and Treats Scramble

– Golf

.    Sign up your foursome if you dare. Anyone may enter. The Odana Hills ghoulish greens keeper will put together some of the trickiest holes paired with some treat holes to help along your tumultuous path.  $100.00 Entry per foursome ($25 per player) Includes Prizes, Greens Fee, Cart, and a banquet style dinner after the round.  Odana Hills Golf Course.  More info at

Sat., Oct 29 1:00pm-2:15pm

Cooking Class for Families.  Chef Instructor Lily will introduce you and your family to unfamiliar foods through delectable dishes and themes, all while having a hands-on fun time! For ages five and up. Adults and children attending must register. Meadowridge Library.  Register by phone at 288-6160 beginning two weeks before event, or at


Mon., Oct 31.  HALLOWEEN!!

Tue., Nov. 15  

Madison Parks Shelter Reservation Lottery Day.   For more information, see .