Prairie Hills is providing a Duck Pond Game for neighborhood kids at West Fest, Sat., August 26, at Elver Park.  We need volunteers to help, mainly giving prizes to little kids.  Times for helping:  noon to 2:00 and 2:00 to 4:00.  Easy and fun.  If interested, please reply to this email or contact Sarah at
Prairie Hills is also having a ice cream social at Pilgrim Park on Sat., Sept. 2 from 1:00-3:00pm.  Ice cream treats will be provided.  If you would like to help out by bringing some games or an ice chest with dry ice, please reply to this email.
On Sat., Aug. 26, there will be a parade to Stop the Violence starting at Good Shepherd Church.  The parade organizers would like people and groups to register. For more info, call Gaddi at 358-7036 or Sheray at 622-2235.
Mon., Aug. 21  10am-noon.  Medicare Workshop.  If you are new to Medicare or just have questions about coverage, you will enjoy this workshop.  Follow up appointments can be made.  Madison Senior Center.  330 W. Mifflin. Free.
Mon., Aug 21.  A Day of Cooking with the Chef at Meadowridge Library.  10-11:15am   and 12:00-1:15  ages 5 -8.  Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 5-8 years old. In this class, we’’ll work in groups to create a variety of recipes that are perfect for a superb summer picnic.  2:00-3:15 for ages 9-12.  Might want to call ahead.  288-6160.
Mon., Aug 21 11:45-2:00  Crafts and activities to celebrate the Great American Solar Eclipse. Everyone can drop in to take part in the activities and crafts, but registration is required to receive a pair of the Eclipse Glasses due to limited supply.  Alicia Ashman Library. For info on safe viewing of the eclipse see
Mon., Aug. 21  2-4:00pm  Maker Monday at Sequoya Library.

Join us this week to try your skills at coding your very own app using the Bitsbox coding program! Including an eclipse app to celebrate the special day. From 2-2:30 we will be outside with pinhole viewers, but join us from 2:30-4 for a special coding day!

Tues., Aug. 22 1:00-3:00pm  West Madison Senior Center Movies–“Gifted.”  Free  at 602 Sawyer Terrace (across from Hilldale Mall.  (good movie–recommended)
Wed., Aug. 23 6:30pm  Online Dating 101.  Learn the ins and outs of online dating.  Fitchburg Senior Center.  Call to reserve a spot.  270-4290.
Thurs, Aug. 24  10-11am.  Mapping Your Life.  Learn about a new program called, “Life Mapping,” that will give you the tools you need to record and save those stories for your children and grandchildren. Madison Senior Center (330 W. Mifflin).  Call 266-6581 to register.  
Thurs., Aug 24 4:30pm-6:30pm  Third Annual Back 2 School Block Party at the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center.  BBQ, snow cones, basketball, games, face-painting, sports. Free.
Thurs., Aug 24.  7:45 pm Movies with Madison Parks-The Jungle Book at Elver Park.  
Fri., Aug. 25 5:30-7:30pm  Dane Dances. On the rooftop at Monona Terrace.  Fun for the whole family.  This week it’s Changa Agoza and VO5.

Sat., Aug. 26 8:30-10:30 am.  Community Breakfast Ministry. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (5701 Raymond Road). Great food–fried or scrambled eggs, hash browns, breakfast ham, Spanish rice, Beef Stroganoff, pancakes with fruit topping. Free.

Sat., Aug. 26, Parade to Stop the Violence/Save Our Children. Staging 10:00, parade starts at 11:00am. Starts at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, goes down Raymond Road and ends at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (on McKenna).  See notes above for registration information.

Sat., Aug 26 8:00pm-4:00pm  2nd Annual West Fest.  Backpack giveaway, community meal, basketball contest sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club.  Also, fun and games for kids–duck pond, face-painting, making fun stuff, music sponsored by various organizations.  Elver Park.
Sat., Aug 26  9-10:00am Bird and Nature Outing at West Fest.   Naturalist Brian Schneider will help you play a Bird Bingo scavenger hunt game to look for birds, leaves, and other nature items and mark them on your bingo card for free prizes.  Stay for a full day of fun activities, food and music!

Sun., Aug 27 1:00pm-5:00pm


9th Annual Black Latino Unity Picnic.  Part of an overall grassroots effort to promote unity and collaboration between the Black and Latino Communities. Open to all communities, free and family friendly with free food and kids activities, featuring  dances from Maria Diaz Ballet, DJ Latino Fresh, Spoken Word by Damion, life  performances by local artists like  Henry, Monis and others.  Will take place at the Labor Temple, 1602 Park St.