Golf: Job done.  All City of Madison golf courses are now closed for the season.


Madison Parks Calendars are available for $10.00, including tax.


Carbon Monoxide.  It’s that time of year again.  A good *properly working* carbon monoxide detector (preferably one with an actual level readout and peak readout) can save your life.


Quartz Scam.  Fraudulent calls are being made using the name of Quartz, the newly formed health insurance consortium in our area.  Hang up if you receive a call from someone claiming they are representing Quartz or selling Quartz products. Do not provide any personal or financial information.  If you are unsure, contact Quartz at 1-800-362-3310 for more information.


Alternate Side Parking Rules have been in effect since November 15. For more information, see


Mon., Dec. 18 11:30am  (Lunch at 12:00pm)


Christmas on the Smooth Side.  Come and enjoy a great Christmas meal and relax to the smooth tunes of Virge.  Virge is smooth on the trumpet and will play wonderful Christmas songs to spread the joy.  The performance is what you make of it; listen, chat with your friends, relax and have a good time. Music starts at 11:30 a.m. and runs until you decide to head home. Call 270-4290 today to make reservations for the noon lunch.  Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

Mon., Dec. 18 6:00pm-8:00pm


Chess Lessons and Free Play.  Lessons begin at 6:00pm, with free play from 6:45pm-8:00pm.  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Tue., Dec. 19 5:30pm-8:00pm  


Christmas Dinner with the Meadowood Community.  For more info, contact .  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Raymond Rd.

Tue., Dec. 19 6:00pm-8:00pm


Table Top Game Night.  The library has a ton of tabletop games, just waiting to be played! Drop in and join the fun!  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Wed., Dec. 20 1:30pm-3:30pm


WMSC Movie Day — The Secret Scripture.  PG-13, 1hr, 48min.  A woman keeps a diary of her extended stay at a mental hospital.  Sponsored by the West Madison Senior Center.  Movie location: the Alicia Ashman Library.

Wed., Dec. 20 6:15pm-8:30pm


Race 2 Destiny Dialogue: A board game designed to simulate experiences faced by young black males in Dane County. Free, refreshments provided.  Funded by Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction Grant and Common Wealth Development, Inc.  Contact  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Thr., Dec. 21. 10:00apm-11:00am

Baby Gym.  Help your baby gain good pre-reading and writing skills and have fun at the same time! Baby Gym incorporates large motor activities with stories to develop body and mind. For babies aged 3 months to 18 months. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a name tag 15 minutes before the program begins.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Fri., Dec. 22 6:30pm-8:30pm

After Dinner Mints — MOANA.  Come to the Alicia Ashman Public Library on the fourth Friday to enjoy films with a message, TV Series Marathons, International Films, or Motion Picture Favorites.

Fri., Dec. 22 – No School.  Winter Break Begins.

Sunday, Dec. 24


Christmas Eve.  Libraries closed all day.



Monday, Dec. 25  CHRISTMAS DAY