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Tell us what you want us to do.  Please fill out this anonymous survey on where you want Prairie Hills to concentrate its efforts.  It will take about 2 minutes.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JDKD2WT  If you want to say more or volunteer for anything, you can just respond to this email.

NOTICE.  Prairie Hills is in the Gypsy Moth treatment area. Treatment is by the Wisconsin DNR, to reduce this destructive insect. It is done by a low flying plane which sprays a natural-based insecticide called Foray®.  The City of Madison has submitted an application for the gypsy moth treatment. Visit this website for details on the program and maps of potential affected areas.

https://parks-lwrd.countyofdane.com/Information/Invasive-Species/Gypsy-Moth-Suppression-Program

If you wish to object to the treatment of your property, you must do so in writing to: Marla Eddy, City Forester, 1402 Wingra Creek Pkwy, Madison, WI 53715 by 3:00pm on February 21, 2018. You must explain the reason for your objection, provide your name, phone number, and mailing address along with the address of the property you want excluded from the spray​.  ​Please be aware that if you object to your property being sprayed, your adjacent neighbor’s property will also be affected by your decision and will be eliminated from the spray area.

EVENTS

Tues, Feb 20.  7am-8pm Spring Primary Election.  Vote at your regular poling place. For more information, go to ​www.​myvote.wi.gov.  You can also read about the candidates in the League of Women Voters publication, Candidates Answers. https://www.lwvdanecounty.org/candidates-answers-spring-primary-2018

Wed., Feb.21.  1:00pm  Fitchburg Singers at the Fitchburg Senior Center practice every first and third Wednesday of the month.  Join 25 others who love to sing.  Call 270-4290 for more information.  Or just drop in.

Thurs., Feb 22 1:00-2;00pm  Thursday Book Group at the Sequoya Library.  The Underground Railroad.  Meeting Room B​.  The Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—Engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Whitehead’s narrative weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day.

​Thurs., Feb. 22 6-8pm  Black History Month Celebration at the Elver Park Neighborhood Center (1201 McKenna)  Dinner and family-friendly activities will be provided.  Sponsored by the Elver Park and Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Centers.​

Fri., Feb 23  6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Taco Friday: Cooking with Gaylene of Taco Sunrise.  

Learn how to make different types of tacos with all the fixings. Community Room B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library​. ​For kids 6+. Register online or call 288-6160.

Fri., Feb. 23  6:30-8:30pm  Friday Movies at the Alicia Ashman Library.  Hidden Figures.  PG. The story of a team of female​ African-American mathematicians who served a vital roal in NASA during the early years of the U.S. Space Program.

Sat., Feb. 24 ​ 2-4pm  Making Your Neighborhood a Better Place with Placemaking.  A free presentation provided by the City of Madison.  At the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Learn about making positive change in your neighborhood.  RSVP 266-6352 or email  tsaqqaf@cityofmadison.com