NEWS

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Switching from Brush Collection to Leaf Collection.  The final round of curbside brush collection will begin on Monday, September 25.  Curbside leaf and yard waste collection for the fall is also set to begin on Monday, September 25.

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Rigid Plastic Recycling Suspended.  Rigid plastics, like 5-gallon buckets and children’s toys, should be reused, resold, donated, or placed into the refuse, according to the City Streets & Recycling page.

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Explosion on Stratton Way.  The City of Madison Police Department “West District Blotter” published an article this past week on the tremendous efforts by the City, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army centered around the horrific events on Straton way at http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/west/blotter.cfm?Id=12668

EVENTS

Mon., Sept 26 10:30am-11:15am

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Preschool Storytime.  A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Registration not required. Note: No storytime on 10/6.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Tue., Sept. 26 All Day

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National Voter Registration Day.  Come visit with representatives from the Madison City Clerk’s office and register to vote!  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.  (Residents of Madison can register to vote at the library year-round.)

Tue., Sept. 26 10:30am-2:30pm

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Only Leaves Should Fall.  Falls prevention.  Screenings, demonstrations, opportunities to sign-up for prevention classes.  Lunch, water and coffee will be served.  Free.  To register, call Safe Communities at 441-3060. Boys and Girls Club (4619 Jenewein Rd)

Tue., Sept. 26  6:00pm-8:00pm  

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Community Center Meeting.  This is an initial meeting to discuss the possibility of having a Community Center in Elver Park for all ages.   Location: St. Maria Goretti Church (5405 Flad Ave)

Wed., Sept. 27 12:00pm-1:00pm

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Psychological Effects of the Internet.  Google the question, “How is the internet changing the way we think?,” and you will find no shortage of opinions—or fears. In this talk, UW-Madison Vilas Professor Morton Ann Gernsbacher will present empirical evidence of several ways the Internet is positively affecting fundamental psychological processes (communication, education, socializing, development and aging). Free and open to the public.  Monona Terrrace.

Wed., Sept. 27  1:00pm-2:00pm

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Scams, Frauds and Theft – Watch Out!  Join staff from the Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin, and get the latest information on how to avoid scams and fraud aimed at older adults.  Registration is required –  please register online at mscr.org.  Sequoya Library.

Wed., Sept. 27 4:00pm-6:00pm

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Read on Raymond Road.  Lots of fun and activities, and it will be the official debug of the Neighborhood Resource Trailer.  Free food and beverages.  There will be a book give-away for grade school and middle school kids.  The Dane County/Madison Public Health Department will be available for some health screenings, as well (details on screenings was not available as of this newsletter).  5802 Raymond Rd.  (the grassy area near Old National Bank).

Thr., Sept. 28  3:30pm-5:30pm

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Minecraft Club.  Bring your own device, or play with friends on our server. No account necessary, ages 17 and under.Sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft   Meadowridge Library.

Fri., Sept. 29 6:30pm-8:30pm

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Fifth Fridays Poetry.  A night of poetry, featuring a Madison poet and an open-mic reading. Come to read your own poetry or a poem by a favorite author. Come to listen and enjoy other poets. Come to celebrate poetry!  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

COMING UP

Tue., Oct. 10 6:00pm-8:00pm

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Prairie Hills Potluck.  Join us for Gino’s lasagna.  You bring a salad, dessert, or snack item.  Meet your neighbors.  There will be a short business meeting for the election of officers.  At Our Redeemer Church (1701 McKenna).

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