NOVEMBER 8th.  ELECTION DAY!!!  Remember your photo ID!  Not sure where to vote?  Visit .  Note that there is also a Madison Metropolitan School District Referendum which will be on the *back* of the ballot.

Fall Leaf Collection Continues.  Crews will begin the week of Nov. 7 collecting leaves and yard waste in the Monday refuse district. followed by the Tuesday and (possibly) Wednesday districts.  The city generally recommends having leaves placed on the terrace (NOT in the street!!) by Monday of given week, lest you miss a given round.    For more information, visit .


Mon., Nov. 7 12:15pm-1:15 pm  

Basic Genealogy 1 & 2. A professional genealogist will be teaching a two-part basic genealogy class. No Charge.  West Madison Senior Center, 602 Sawyer Terrace.  RSVP 238-0196.

Mon., Nov. 7 4:30pm-5:30pm

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.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Tues., Nov. 8   7:00 am to 8:00 pm.  

Election Day.
There will be *NO* senior lunch at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center, as it will be in use as a polling place.

Tues., Nov. 8  4:00pm-5:00pm

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.

Wed., Nov. 9  3:30pm-5:00pm

Chess Club.  Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.  Meadowridge Library.

Thr., Nov 10  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.   Learn more at .

Fri., Nov. 11 11:00 am.  Veterans Day.  
The Fitcburg Senior Center Veterans Day Recognition will 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.   Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Road.

Fri., Nov 11  NO SCHOOL – Staff Only Day.

Sat., Nov. 12  11:00am-12:15pm

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. Register by phone at 288-6160 .  Meadowridge Library.

Sat., Nov. 12  2:00pm-4:00pm

That’s not fair! Or how to think positively in the real world.   Speaker & positivity expert Tina Hallis, PhD, will speak about shifting our perspective on issues we all face. “It’s easy to focus on all the things we don’t like about our work (and life). In fact, our brains are wired to notice the negative way more than the positive. But studies show we don’t have to be victims to this strong negative bias. We can use simple but powerful strategies to help us shift our thoughts and get better at noticing the good things. This not only makes work more enjoyable, it improves our motivation, our ability to think clearly, and makes us nicer to work with.   Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd.  at Midvale Blvd.  Register at .

Sat., Nov 12  5:30pm-7:30pm

Saturday Dinner & Entertainment.  West Madison Senior Center.  RSVP to 238-0196 by Noon on Nov. 11


Mon., Nov. 14 5:30pm 

Final discussions on the city’s operating and capital budgets will begin at Monona Terrace.  They may continue the next night.  If you want to support or oppose particular projects, including the MidTown police station, you can go and verbally voice your opinion or check “support” or “oppose” next to the item you are interested in on a form that will be provided by the city.

Wed., Nov. 16 7:30 PM

James Madison Memorial High School Jazz & Percussion Concert.