The Park Edge/Park Ridge Employment and Training Center is now open at 658 Gammon Road (Old Griff’s Restaurant Bldg) It offers job readiness class, job leads, computer lab, application assistance, onsite specialists. Run by the Urban League of Greater Madison. Open Mon. and Wed. 9 am to 7pm. Other hours on other days. Go to:

MSCR is hiring for now and summer. Go to:

Wisconsin Senior Games are coming. These games offer competitive events for seniors age 50 and older. Events are held in Madison and the surrounding areas from June 4-18. Competitive events are divided by age with men and women categories. Team events indulge volleyball, basketball and softball. Go to: for more info and to register.

Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association has received a grant to make a picnic space in Lucy Lincoln Hiestand Park. You will be invited to come and plant some flowers around the area.

The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission, which is responsible for long-range land use and water quality planning in the greater Madison region, is creating a new vision and plan for growth and development in the region. To get involved, sign up for an e-newsletter at On Facebook, visit their page at

Mon., April 10 1:00 pm. Cards with Katie at the Fitchburg Senior Center. It’s an afternoon of paper crafting. Stamp, cut, punch, glue and enjoy. Fun and conversation. Cost: $11.50. For more details, go to Payment is due to the Senior Center one week prior to class. You must call 270-4290 to register.

Tues., April 11 6:30-7:30 pm Winter is Coming. A gathering for fans of Game of Thrones at the Meadowridge Library. Join our monthly coterie to discuss the Game of Thrones books and TV seasons, one installment at a time. This month we’ll focus on A Feast for Crows and season four, sharing thoughts and theories. Books and DVDs available for checkout now.

Thurs., April 13 3:00-4:30 pm Knitting at the Meadowridge Library. Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present.

Thurs., April 13 7:00-9:30pm Pecha Kulcha Night at Monona Terrace. Virtual reality, genetic mapping, self-driving cars… Science, technology, engineering and math are disrupting and re-shaping almost everything around us at warp speed. Join us as we hear from Madison’s top STEM professionals, researchers and educators as they share amazing stories of discovery and passion.

Fri., April 14 6:45-8:45 pm The Chambermaid: Films from the International Film Movement Series at the Alisha Ashman Library. Join us at the Alicia Ashman Public Library on the second Friday of the month for thought provoking international films from the Film Movement Series.

Sat., April 15 8:30-10:00 am. First Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Community Breakfast at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (5701 Raymond Rd.) Huge free breakfast for the neighborhood. Eggs, pancakes, Mexican style chicken, bagels and more. Drop in.

Sat., April 15 10:30 to noon. Saturday Morning Cartooning at the Sequoya Library. Calling all comic book lovers, graphic novel gurus, aspiring artists, and cartoon enthusiasts! Dive into the world of cartooning with guest artists and fun comic related activities. Breakfast snacks provided by the friends of SEQUOYA library. Drop in any time, no registration required. Ages 6-12, younger supervised siblings welcome.

Sat., April 15 9:00 am-1:00 pm MARC recycling. Bring all your electronic gadgets and equipment that you don’t want any more to 805 Forward Drive.

Sat., April 15 9:00-4:00 Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale. Location: Next to TJMaxx in Westgate Mall. Thousands of books for sale each month. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 2 pm.


Sat., April 22 9:00-10:00am Pilgrim Park Clean-Up. Join your neighbors in picking up trash and helping to clean up Pilgrim Park. Gloves and trash bags provided. And a treat for your help. Sponsored by Prairie Hills NA.

Sat., April 22 10:00-noon Earth Day Challenge. At Elver Park and other parks in Madison. Join this community-wide volunteer effort to make a difference. Volunteers may assist with trash pickup, raking, weeding, and removing sticks. We will supply gloves, garbage bags and rakes. Rakes at each park will be based on the number of volunteers participating. To sign up, go to: