NEWS

​​Elver Park Farmers Market vendors wanted. An application can be found at http://www.madwest.org/farmers-market.html (The farmers market reportedly opens June 10).

​​Madison Police Department West District “People Behind the Badge” profiles Brian Vandervest, a regular at “Coffee with a Cop”. http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/west/blotter.cfm?Id=12292

​​Madison Schools Report Card changes. https://curriculum.madison.k12.wi.us/elementary-report-cards-family-guidance
​​EVENTS

​​Mon., April 24 3:00pm-4:00pm
​​Maker Monday. Explore hands-on artistic, creative, and techy tools for building, creating, and playing, with a different focus each week. Flex your tinkering brain muscles with new inventions, problems, and puzzles. Drop-in and stay as long as you like. For kids ages 7 – 12, supervised younger siblings welcome. Seq​u​oya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

​​Mon., April 24 3:30pm-4:30pm
​​Lucy Lincoln Hiestand Clean-up. Come join the kids from the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center as they clean up the park and green space. Gloves and bags provided. Sponsored by Prairie Hills Neighborhood Assn.

​​Tue., April 25 3:00pm-5:00pm
​​Rap Sessh. Local musician, Rob Dz, is passionate about words, and the power held in the words we choose to use. During this series of weekly after school music production and personal branding workshops, teen participants will be challenged to tell their story, and to tell their truth, through poetry, lyrics and music. Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

​​Wed., April 26 10:00am-11:30am
​​Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training​.​ A program designed to help you recognize the signs of depression and/or suicide crisis in someone you know. Midvalue Community Lutheran, 4329 Tokay Blvd. https://safercommunity.net/suicide-prevention/qpr-training/

​​Wed., April 26 6:30pm-8:30pm
​​Madison Police Department Good Neighbor Night. Our agenda for the evening includes a tour of the facility (by request!) and a “meet and greet” with various MPD Neighborhood and Community Policing Team Officers. http://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/madison-police-department-good-neighbor-night Madison Police Department Training Center, 5720 Femrite Drive.

​​Wed., April 26 6:30pm-8:30pm
​​County Highway (CH) PD (McKee Road) PRECONSTRUCTION public involvement meeting. Discuss the project and what to expect during construction. https://www.cityofmadison.com/engineering/projects/county-highway-pd (Note the link near the bottom to the announcement notice PDF document). Chavez Elementary School Cafeteria, 3502 Maple Grove Drive.

​​Thr., April 27 6:30pm-7:15pm
​​A Gentle Talk About Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Michael Hecht, Dementia Specialist at Skaalen Nursing Home, will talk about how to validate those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. He will share simple approaches and re-directive tools and talk about the importance of building a support system with family, friends and the community. Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

​​Fri., April 28 3:00pm-6:00pm
​​Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help. Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes, school assignments, applications, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available. Call 266-6385 to make a 45-minute appointment or register online at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=61683&ID=61683_ Sequoya Library Study Room.

​​Fri., April 28 7:30pm-9:30pm
​​Moon Over Monona Terrace. See the moon and other celestial objects through a variety of large, powerful telescopes provided by the Madison Astronomical Society. Activities include short, kid-friendly presentations about the moon, plus a kids’ fun zone with educational games and prizes! A free ticket is required for admission and is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moon-over-monona-terrace-spring-2017-tickets-30257670507?aff=eac2 On the rooftop of Monona Terrace.

​​Sat., April 29 10:00am-11:00am
​​Donuts with Dad. Saturday morning fun with stories, movies and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. moms welcome, too. Sequoya Library.

​​Sat., April 29 1:00​pm​-3:00pm
​​Dance-a-thon at Falk School. For the whole family. Fun, food and prizes for everyone. A D.J. will be there with a great selection of music.
​​COMING UP

​​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.

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