The city of Madison is hiring.  Here are some current hourly postings:  Laborer – Parks & Public Works; Golf Course Laborer; Laborer – Streets and Engineering Divisions; Streets Yardwaste Attendant; Crosswalk Painter: Solar Installer Trainee.  For all these and more, go to:  Some are summer employment.  Also see Jan. 9 for info on Urban League Employer Seminar.

Congratulations to Falk Elementary School.  The Madison School District Report Cared for 2016-17 rates Falk as “Exceeding Expectations.”  Falk has improved dramatically over the past four years.  Congratulations to the school staff, the students and their parents.

The West District Police Department has announced that fewer cars have been stolen in the last month due to a campaign to remind residents to LOCK THEIR CARS.  It is tempting, in this weather, to warm your car up and leave it running.  This is a perfect opportunity for someone to take it for a joy ride, which often ends up with significant damage to the car. Do not leave it unlocked and running.

Schools of Hope Middle School.  If you would be willing to tutor a middle school child, Just an hour a week can make a difference in a child’s life.  For more information, contact the Urban League at 729-1226 or

Community Health Clinics at Meadowridge Library.  Blood pressure checks, resources for diabetes prevention and more.  Free. Wed. 10-4:00 and Fri. 10-1:00. Contact Sheray Wallace for more info.  622-2355.


Tues., Jan. 9 12:15-12:45pm  UW Extension Nutrition Education at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center.  “What Makes a Meal.”  Free.

Tues., Jan. 9  1:30pm  City of Madison Public Works: Featured Employer Seminar.  A chance to speak directly with potential employers.  Free event. No advanced registration required.  At the Urban League, 2222 South Park St.

Wed., Jan 10  11am-4pm  Kwik Trip Hiring Fair.  Staybridge Suites, Middleton, 7790 Elmwood Ave.  Other times and locations as well.  For more info, call 608-304-5055 or go to:

Wed., Jan. 10  1:30-3:30pm   West Madison Senior Center Movies, “Going in Style”  (a group of retirees plans to rob the bank that took away their money). At Alicia Ashman Library.  Free.

Thurs., Jan. 11  6:00pm  Discussion on Police Report and Recommendations.  (this is the study commissioned by the Common Council)  Open to the public but no comments at this time.  Room 201 at the City-County Building(210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive) For an overview, go to:

Fri., Jan. 12  11am-1:00pm.  Power of Attorney and Living Wills, presented by Agrace.  Meadowridge Library.  Presented through Meadowood Health Partnership, contact

Fri., Jan. 12  1-3:30pm  Mahjong Instruction and Play.  Instructor Donna Cangelosi will teach the basics and coach you until you are comfortable.  Call 266-6581 to sign up.  At the Madison Senior Center (330 W. Mifflin)  Free.

Fri, Jan. 12  6:30-8:30pm  Friday Night Meet-Up:  International Film Series.  Alicia Ashman Library .  1944 : a film by Elmo Nuganen starring: Kaspar Velberg, Kristjan Üksküla, Maiken Schmidt (NR) 100 min. released 2015; language: Estonian | Russian | German


Wed., Jan. 16  6-8:00pm  Climate Change in Wisconsin.

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library 

Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier will discuss the causes of climate change, climate change’s effects and what we can do about it.

Thurs., Jan. 18  6:30pm  Plan the New Playground at Elver Park.  Your input on the location and equipment options for Elver Park.  Two break-outs: one for youth and one for adults.  at the Elver Park Neighborhood Center.