Feedback on Farmers’ Market Survey.  Everyone who answered the survey said they would shop at a SW side Farmers’ Market.  As to best times, 30% said Saturday, 25% said Friday, and 35% said any day. For locations, 45% preferred Elver Park, 35% preferred Raymond Rd and the rest said either.  We will be meeting with the city soon to discuss this.

Solar Installer TraineeThe City of Madison is now accepting applications for solar installer trainee for this year’s GreenPower program.  The job posting is available at  The deadline to apply is Feb. 24.

The new captain of the West District Police Station, Corey Nelsen, published a report on burglaries in his blog.  According the the report, burglaries in the city of Madison dropped 200 from 2015 to 2016 and burglaries in the West District went from 419 in 2015 to 276 in 2016.  He credits the new burglary unit for this improvement.

Mon., Jan. 23 6:30pm  Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association Board meeting (postponed from last Monday) at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Open to all members.  We will discuss a winter activity, possible grants, a farmers’ market and more.  

Mondays and Thursdays from Jan. 19 to Mar. 9  Lunchtime Yoga at Monona Terrace.  FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  Take a break from the daily stresses of your workday with Lunchtime Yoga! Focus on breathing techniques to help relieve stress and learn useful techniques to navigate the rest of your day. 

Tues., Jan. 24  6:00-7:00pm  Parent Information Meeting for the West Side Boxing Club at the Elver Park Neighborhood Center.  Come learn about potential boxing instruction in SW Madison.  For more information, contact Justin Nelson  608-279-3164 or

Wed., Jan.25 11:00am Gentle Posture Exercises for Back Pain.  Dr. Laura Konopacki from Body Wave Chiropractic will demonstrate these exercises. Free. Fitchburg Senior Center.  

Thurs, Jan. 26  1:00-3:00pm West Madison Senior Center MoviesSully.  Segoe Terrace Activity Room.(602 Sawyer Terrace).  Free and free popcorn. 

Thurs., Jan. 26  4:30-5:30 pm  Food Science with Sarah Conn.Come learn basic cooking techniques and the science behind food tastesWe’ll experiment in the kitchen with quick, easy recipes that you can take home. Meadowridge Library.  (Please contact about any food allergies prior to the first class). Ages 7-12. Register by phone at 288-6160 or online beginning 1/5. 

Thurs., Jan. 26  6:00-8:00pm  Science Night at Falk School. It is a night for families to come and do fun science activities together. 

Fri, Jan. 27 6:00-8:00pm  Groove and Glide at Elver Park.  Music, games, fun for everyone.  All ages welcome.  For more info, contact

Sat., Jan. 28  9;00am-5:00pm  Covering Wisconsin Meadowridge Library.  Covering Wisconsin is federally certified and state licensed. Our mission is to connect Wisconsin residents with appropriate insurance coverage and other programs that support health, and to promote effective us of these programs. One-on-one help.

Sat., Jan. 28.  10:30-11:30 am.  SISTAS Read Book Club.  Meadowridge Library. Books of Color for women of Color. 1st book: I Almost Forgot About You, by Terry McMillan.

Sat., Jan. 28  10:00-4:00pm.  Fam Jam at Monona Terrace, a family-fun-day featuring giant inflatable stations, face painters, and balloon artists. Also activities for the 4 and under crowd.  Enjoy the human hamster-ball races and the giant inflatable slide. The little ones can take a trip to ‘Safari Land’ or visit the ‘Fun Express Train Station’. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  Adults $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Sat., Jan. 28 7:00-10:00pm  Bounce, a brand new event for the 21 and up crowd.    It’s a room of giant inflatables…surrounded by colored lights, dance music, and cocktails. There’s a deluxe obstacle course, a bouncy boxing ring, the defender dome and a giant slide. Music by Surt ‘Turf.  At Monona Terrace.  $15 in advance; $18 at the door.  Children 2-12 $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Sun., Jan.29  2:00-5:00pm  Community Forum: Know Your Rights, United We Stand.  At Monona Terrace. Free and open to the public.  Panel discussion with ACLU, VOCES, CAIR, NAACP, and more.

Mon., Jan. 30  10:30am  Getting the Most our of Your Smart Phone. Free. Fitchburg Senior Center.  Call 270-4290 to reserve a spot.  

Fri., Feb. 3  10:30 am Community Book Discussion of Evicted.  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.   Also, Tues., Feb. 7 6:30.

Feb. 13, 17 and 18.  Romance Under the Stars.  Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the MMSD Planetarium,  Register at

Madison Mini Maker Faire at Monona Terrace.  The Madison call for makers is open now through March 31, Any groups or individuals interested in presenting their project, activity, or performance at this event should complete the application at  There is no cost for individuals to demonstrate at the Faire. If you have creations you want to sell to the public, there is a $100 fee to participate.  Mini Maker Faire to be held May 13.