The first round of Christmas Tree collection begins January 3rd.  For more details, visit


Mon., Jan. 2

New Year “Observed” – Madison Public Libraries and most other activity centers (e.g., Senior Centers) are closed.
Tue., Jan. 3 6:00pm-8:00pm Table Top Game Night.    The Meadowridge Library has a ton of tabletop games, just waiting to be played!  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Tue., Jan 3 1:00pm-3:45pm Watercolor Painting for All Levels.  Explore the many ways to mix color to improve your paintings and have fun doing it. Each class starts with a demonstration. Students may apply new techniques into their own project or work on the exercises. Class Fee $15 per class, please pay instructor directly. Call Candice to RSVP at 238-0196.   Madison West Senior Center, 602 Sawyer Terrace.

Wed., Jan. 4 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., Jan 5 1:00pm-3:00pm West Madison Senior Center Movies:  “Florence Foster Jenkins” – The true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful.  Madison West Senior Center, 602 Sawyer Terrace.

Fri., Jan 6 6:00pm-7:00pm Forward Theater Play Club:  Outside Mullingar.  It’s fun and easy to take part: just register to attend, check out a script and study guide at the library, and then head to your library for the discussion. A conversation will be led by a Forward Theater Company artist, and scenes from the play will be read aloud by Forward Theater actors.  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.  Register at .

AARP Tax Help.  For those who could benefit from FREE, simple tax return help,  The following dates run with 45-minute slots, so your taxes must be straightforward. Tax preparers will be using all new software this year, so you must bring all paperwork to this appointment! Feb. 17, Feb. 24, Mar. 24,  Mar. 31.  Fitchburg Senior Center.  Call 270-4290 for an appointment.