Snow Emergency Rules

The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison tonight, including the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone.

Madison residents are asked to remove all vehicles from the street if possible.  All residents who must park on the street tonight (the evening of December 4 into early morning of December 5) need to have their vehicles on the ODD house numbered side of the street between the hours of 1am and 7am.  Vehicles parked on the tomorrow night (the evening of December 5 into early morning of December 6) should have their vehicles on the EVEN house-numbered side of the street between the hours of 1am and 7am. Violations of the alternate side parking rules are punishable by a fine of $60 throughout the entire City of Madison.  Violators could also be towed.

The Snow Emergency will remain in effect until 7 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6.

Winter Disc Golf.  

Yahara Hills Golf Course will feature 18 holes of disc golf all winter long – began at 12:00pm on Monday, November 28! Elver and Hiestand (Disc Golf)  courses were closed as of Tuesday, November 29.


Possible insurance break – contact your agent.
The nation’s leading supplier of data and analytics for the property/casualty insurance industry has named Madison “Wisconsin’s newest Class 1 fire protection community.”    Individuals can take advantage of this new classification by contacting their insurance agent and letting them know Madison was just upgraded to an “ISO Class 1” ranking. Because each insurer uses ISO rankings differently, actual savings may vary.




Mon., Dec 5 6:00pm-8:00pm

Learn to Bake Bread with Brian from Stella’s Bakery.  We’ll learn as a group through hands-on instruction and practice. Registration required. Adults only please. Please call 288-6160 to register or online at


Tue., Dec. 6  6:00pm-7:30pm  

Falk Elementary Open Schoolhouse.  Paint Night with Ms. Zenk.  Enjoy baked potato bar provided by Jason’s Deli.


Tue., Dec. 6

Saint Nicholas Day.


Wed., Dec 7 10:00am

“Return to Pearl” is a documentary that takes viewers on an emotional journey as 19 Wisconsin Pearl Harbor Survivors share their stories on a five-day whirlwind tour 6000 miles away from home.  Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin Street.


Wed., Dec 7 1:30pm

Wreath/Table Centerpiece Class.  Join staff from Fitchburg Farms as we enjoy a wonderful afternoon of creating one-of-a kind holiday decorations! Choose from an 18” wreath ($25) or table setting ($20). All supplies included. Class is December 7 at 1:30 p.m. Sign up by calling 270-4290.   Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Road, Fitchburg.


Wed., Dec 7 7:30pm-8:30pm

James Madison Memorial Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble Concert


Thr., Dec 8 3:45pm-5:15pm

Hour of Code – National Computer Science Week.  The 1-hour workshop will provide opportunities to try block coding and javascript.   Children 7 an up (grades 2-5). This workshop requires quite a bit of reading, so younger children may need an adult helper. Register at   Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.


Fri., Dec 9 3:45pm-5:15pm

Hour of Code – as above, but at the Alicia Ashman Library.  Register at


Sat., Dec 10 10:00am-11:00am

Donuts with Dad.  Saturday morning fun with stories, movies and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. Moms welcome, too.  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.




Ice Skating Lessons.  Registration is now open for ice skating lessons at Elver and Tenney Parks. The 6-class series is scheduled to begin the week of January 16.  Register online at