Curbside and leaf and brush collection is finished for 2017. You can still take these items to the drop off site at 1501 Badger Road.  Open from 7:30-3:00 Monday-Friday.
Snow plowing info.  If you want to receive information about city plowing, you can sign up to get an email from the streets department.  To do that, go to   You can also sign up to get info on leaf and brush collection there.
Holiday Fantasy in Lights.  Still ongoing until Jan. 2 at 12 a m..  At 1156 Olin-Turville Court.  Free.  Just drive through.
Lighted Menagerie.  Now through Dec. 31 (closed Dec. 25)  At the Henry Vilas Zoo.  A wonderland of lights, Santa, carousel rides and warm beverages.
Olbrich’s Holiday Express.  Now until Dec. 31  10am-4pm (closed Dec. 25)  Large-scale model trains wind through a holiday scene overflowing with hundreds of poinsettias and fresh evergreens! Members of the Wisconsin Garden Railway Society come from all over the state to show off their large-scale model trains. Adults: $5, children 3-12 $3, under 3 free.
Free MSCR Classes.  MSCR is offering over 57  free community classes January 3rd-12th at 3 locations (Cottage Grove Road, Odana Road and Regent Street)–both daytime and night time offerings for both adults and youth.  No pre-registration is required.  Space for some is on a first come, first serve basis.  If you have  never tried an MSCR class, to try one of these classes.  For more info, go to:
Mon., Dec. 25  Merry Christmas
Tues, Wed, and Thurs.  Noon-1:00 Senior Lunches  For more info, go to:
Wed., Dec. 27  3:30pm Chess Club at the Meadowridge Library.
Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
Wed., Dec. 27 1:30-3:30pm West Side Senior Center Movies shown at the Alicia Ashman Library (733 N. High Point Rd),  This week it’s Champion.  Snacks will be served.
Thurs, Dec. 28  3:00-4:30pm  Knitting at the Library.  Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present. 
Thurs., Dec. 28 3:30-5:30pm  Minecraft at the Meadowridge Library.  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. 
Fri., Dec. 29  11:00-12:15 and 1-2:15 Cooking with Chef Lily at the Meadowridge Library. Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 5-8 years old. Participants will whip up some of Lily’s favorite fun recipes. Vegetarian and nut free. For more information, see
Fri., Dec. 29 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm  Cooking with Lily for ages 9 and up.

Participants will learn Chef Lily’s take on healthy versions of comfort classics as they work together to prepare a tasty meal. Nourishing yet satisfying snacks, appetizers, main dishes, and even desserts? Yes indeed! Nut free.Meadowridge Library.

Sat., Dec. 30  10:30-11:45am  Cooking with Lily for ages 5-8. Participants will work together to prepare multiple recipes that are perfect for when that blustery blizzard hits. Vegetarian and nut-free. Registration begins 12/22. Go online or call 288-6160 to register.  Meadowridge Library.

Sat., Dec. 30   12:30-1:45pm Cooking with Lily–Family.  Flavors of France. Learn about different foods and where they come from, how to follow recipes and use a variety of tools. Participants will prepare a marvelous meal inspired by the flavors of France. Creamy cheeses, crunchy apples, fresh herbs, toasty baguettes, and perhaps a patisserie will be al a carte. Bon appetit! Nut Free. All attendees (adults and children) must register. Registration begins 12/22. Go online or call 288-6160 to register.  Meadowridge Library

Sat., Dec. 30  2:30-3:45 Cooking with Lily–Flavors of France. Same as above but for ages 9 and above.  Meadowridge Library.

Sun. Dec. 31  2-8pm  Four venues for My Family New Year’s Eve. At Monona Terrace, Keva Sports Center in Middleton, Hartmeyer and Madison Ice Arena (3;30-6:30). A $13 ticket covers all 4 events.