Halloween trick or treat hours in Madison are from 4:00-8:00 pm (suggested). See Halloween events below.
Nov. 4 is the last day for early voting.  You can register and vote at any Madison library.  Many open evenings. To register, bring proof of residence  (utility bill, bank statement, etc.) and bring your photo I D.
It’s flu vaccine time.  For those 60 +, the CDC recommends: seasonal flu vaccine; tetanus diphtheria and pertussis; and  Zoster vaccine which protects agains shingles.  For adults 65 and older, the CDC also recommends pneumococcal vaccines.
Host an Energy House Party.  Homeowners who host a house party will receive a FREE energy audit and audits will cost only $99 (usually $400) for all house party guests. For homeowners wanting Focus on Energy rebates, an Energy Audit is the first step. Offer good until Dec. 31. Email Jen Rubin at to learn more or schedule a house party or a reduced priced energy audit.
9:30-11:00 am Baby’s First Halloween at the Madison Children’s Museum (100 N. Hamilton).  Live music.  Parade at 10:30.  

10:30-11:15 am  Costume Dance Party.  Break out the costumes early and dance to tunes new and familiar. Pretzels and apple juice provided. Meadowridge Library.

4:30-6:30 pm  Hilldale-O-Ween trick or treating at the Hilldale Shopping Center.  Laser Light Show, 4:30-6:30 at the west plaza.
1:30-3:00 pm.  Halloween Party at the Neighborhood House (29 So. Mills St.),  Crafts, movies, snacks .  
Tues., Nov. 1  6:00-7:30 pm  Open Schoolhouse at Falk Elementary.  6-7pm Zoo to you (featured activity), open gym, computer lab, parent cafe.  Children of all ages welcome. Community meal follows at 7:00, featuring pizza and breadsticks from Pizza Hut.  
Tues., Nov. 1  7:00-8:00pm   Go Big Read brings author Matthew Desmond to Madison to speak about his latest book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, chosen as the 2016-2017 Go Big Read title. Memorial Union. Or, come to the Meadowridge Library for a live stream of the event.
Wed., Nov. 2  11:00 am-noon.  Wellness Wednesday at the West Madison Senior Center.  Mining Your Brain: Intellectual Health. Free.  RSVP to 238-0196.
Wed., Nov. 2  4:30-5:30 pm  Read to a Dog at the Meadowridge Library. First come-first served.
Thurs., Nov. 3  9:00–11:30 am  Health and Resource Fair at the Madison Senior Center (330 W. Mifflin).  Lots of exhibits, free screenings (memory, osteoporosis, hearing). Free. Giveaways, prizes and snacks.
Fri., Nov. 4  7:00 pm.  USA Sled Hockey Team Two Free exhibition games. Newly renovated Madison Ice Arena (725 Forward Drive).  This is the 2014 Gold Medal champion paralympic team.  Also Gold Medals at the 2015 World Sled Hockey Championship and the 2016 Pan-Pacific Championship.
Sat., Nov. 5   3:15 pm.   Second free Sled Hockey exhibition game. Fast and furious.
Sat., Nov. 5, 10:30–noon   MMSD Multicultural Parent Group.  For families speaking Spanish, Mandinka, Arabic, Hmong and Nepali. Learn how to partner with your child’s school.  Meet other MMSD parents.  At Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, 501 E. Badger Road.  For more info,
Mon., Nov. 7 12:15-1:15 pm  Basic Genealogy 1 & 2. A professional genealogist will be teaching a two-part basic genealogy class. West Madison Senior Center. No charge. At the  RSVP 238-0196.
Tues., Nov. 8   7:00 am to 8:00 pm Election Day. No senior lunch at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center. In use as a polling place.
Fri., Nov. 11 11:00 am.  Veterans Day Recognition.  This year we’ll pay tribute to our WWII veterans. Lunch will follow. Reservations are required.  Call 270-4290. Lunch for all veterans and a guest will be paid for by the Fitchburg Senior Center Friends.