NEWS

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Correction.  The recent PR regarding efforts by the Madison Police Department West District stated that there were reduced *theft from autos*.  The previous newsletter stated that it had reduced the number of stolen autos year over year.  See http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/west/blotter.cfm?Id=13062

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Madison Metro Bus Survey.  The City of Madison hosts many special events. To help Madison Metro and the City of Madison better understand how events impact Metro services, please answer some questions (survey) about your bus riding experience during these events.  A link to an online survey and printed surveys in English, Spanish, and Hmong, as well as additional information are available online at http://www.cityofmadison.com/metro/survey/index.cfm .

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Madison Police West District – it’s bigger than you might think.  The West District borders the north along: Shorewood, Lake Mendota and Middleton; the south along: Cross Country Road; the east along: Franklin Ave/Glenway St/Seminole Hwy; and the West: beyond South Pointe Road.    https://www.cityofmadison.com/Police/west/

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Elver Park Skiing:  The ski loop had been open with man-made snow, then closed, but is now open again (on the machine-made 1km loop ONLY.  Check http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/facilities/skitrails.cfm for the latest status.

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Elver Park Winter Clothing Drive.  Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays now through Jan. 28.  For more information see
http://www.cityofmadison.com/sites/default/files/events-city/attachments/clothesdrivewinterstandard2018.pdf

EVENTS

Mon., Jan. 15  Martin Luther King Day

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Libraries Closed.  No School.
Events can be found listed at https://isthmus.com/events/the-rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-holiday-events/ and
http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/several-events-planned-for-martin-luther-king-jr-holiday/article_690e1e0c-3d75-11e1-8a53-001871e3ce6c.html

Tue., Jan. 16 4:00pm-6:00pm

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Sequoya Kid’s Chess Club.  For school aged kids who know the basic moves of chess. Come on in to play against other opponents your age.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Tue., Jan. 16 6:00pm-8:00pm  

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Climate Change in Wisconsin. Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier will discuss the causes of climate change, climate change’s effects and what we can do about it.  Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Tue., Jan. 16 1:00pm

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Smart Phones—Apple/Android.  Dave St. Amant is back with new updates on smart phones. New software, new phones and do’s and don’ts. Tuesday, January 16 at 1:00 p.m.  Call 270-4290 to reserve your spot!  Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

Wed., Jan. 17 10:30am-12:30pm

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Anji Play Date.  Play and art materials will be provided which were especially chosen to encourage highly engaged, self-determined play. When kids are done, they’ll create a Play Story depicting their play that day. Messy clothes recommended. Open to all ages. *Note: this event takes place at the Lussier Community Center, 55 S. Gammon*

Thr., Jan. 18 3:00pm-4:30pm

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Knitting at the Library.  Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Thr., Jan. 18 6:30pm  

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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.  Elver Park Neighborhood Center.

Fri., Jan. 18 10:30am-11:15am

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Storytime for the Very Young.  Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required.  For children ages 0-30 months.  Meadowridge Library.

COMING UP

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Friday, Feb. 9 6:00pm-8:00pm
Elver Park “Grove and Glide” ice skating. See https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/groove-glide-at-elver-park for more information.

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Ready, Set, Retirement!  This program provides valuable information for making key decisions before and after you retire.  Topics covered: Estate planning (wills & trusts, beneficiaries, probate).  Advanced directives (powers of attorney for health care and finance).  Medicare.  Social Security.  Arrive early to visit the booths from the Dane County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC), special needs trusts, the Board on Aging and Long-Term Care, and other valuable resources.  Refreshments provided.  This is *NOT* a marketing presentation.  Seats are limited – see venues below.  Call 608 243-2881 to register.

Fri., Jan 26 8:30am-12:30pm  Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin
Fri., Feb. 9 9:00am-12:30pm  Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

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