The scammers are back. The grandchild phone call for money scam is back in Madison. Always check when someone is asking you to send money to an individual. Here’s a good source of information: You can also go to

New Solar Buying Program in Madison and Middleton. The MadiSUN Solar Group Buy program will enable Madison and Middleton residents to “go solar” together. Households can receive a Federal Tax Credit for 30 percent of the system cost, while Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program offers up to $2,000 in additional rebates. The program, through its contractor RENEW Wisconsin, has begun recruiting interested households to participate. This summer, citizens can learn more and sign up at

AARP Driving Courses. Thurs., May 11 9:00 am-1:00pm at the Madison Senior Center. Call 266-8561. Also, Fri, May 12 at the Fitchburg Senior Center. Call 270-4290. This may get you an insurance discount.

Tues., May 2 noon-12:45 Yoga for Strength and Flexibility at Monona Terrace. Goes from May 2-30, Free. This all-level class will focus on yoga postures and simple Pilates defining core strength and flexibility. Instruction in standing and seated poses, simple twists and seated meditation using breath and awareness throughout. The parking rates in the attached ramp have changed. Parking is $3 per hour and $16 for 6+ hours. There is no grace period once the next hour begins; you will be charged for the full hour.

Tues., May 2 1:00pm Tuesday Movie Matinees at the Madison Senior Center. Wife versus Secretary, starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Myrna Loy. A classic. Donations of $1 are appreciated but not required.

Tues., May 2 3:00-5:00pm Rap Sessh at Meadowridge Library. Local musician, Rob Dz, is passionate about words, and the power held in the words we choose. During this series of weekly after school music production and personal branding workshops, teens will be challenged to tell their story, and to tell their truth, through poetry, lyrics and music. Grades 6-12.

Tues., May 2 6:00-7:00pm Falk Open Schoolhouse. Memorial Spartans Basketball Camp. Sandwiches, chips and cookies provided by Milio’s.

Wed., May 3 and Thurs, May 4 3:30-5:00pm Scratch Games Design–Grades 4-6 at the Sequoya Library. Work with a professional game designer for two days to your make own video games using Scratch! At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to play their game as well as the other games created by peers. We recommend students be accompanied by an adult. Call 266-6385 to register for the two-day class (May 3 and 4) or register online.
Fri., May 4 9:30am-7:00pm and Sat., May 6 9:30-3:00pm Friends of the Alicia Ashman Library Book Sale. At the library. Bag sale Sat.1:00-3:00 $5 a bag.

Sat., May 6 9:00-5:00 Free Comic Book Day Go to any Madison Public Library to receive a free, kid-friendly, comic book. Stay and check out some comics and graphic novels. Then visit local comic book stores that are participating in Free Comic Book Day 2017. Learn more about Free Comic Book Day at
Only while supplies last!

Sun, May 7 Starting at 8:30am Learn 2Ride at Memorial High School, Ages 4-12. Sponsored by MSCR. Must pre-register. Call 204-3000.

Sun., May 7 11:30-2:00pm Dahlia Tuber Sale at the Olbrich Gardens (3330 Atwood Avenue). Beautiful, bright flowers to plant now.


Wed., May 10 2:00pm. Fitchburg Senior Center Parkinson’s Support Group kickoff meeting. We introduce Kayla Daniels as the group facilitator. Kayla is a graduate student at the U.W. in the area of Social Work. Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd., Fitchburg

Sat., May 13 10am-5pm Madison Mini Maker Faire at Monona Terrace. Part science fair, part county fair. For all ages. For crafters, artists, tech folks, tinkerers, hobbyists. Robots, live music, carts for food.

Sat., May 13 10:00 am-2:00pm Annual Compost and Rain Barrel Sale. Provides discounted compost bins and rain barrels to area homeowners. At the Alliant Energy Center. Pre-order using the promo code MAD17 before May 1 and save an additional $10. For more information visit