NEWS

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Voter Registration.  Wed., Jan. 31 is the last day to register to vote online or through the mail for the February 20 Spring Primary.  To verify your voter registration, visit https://MyVote.wi.gov  If you have a Wisconsin driver license/ID, you may register to vote at https://MyVote.wi.gov as long as the address you have on file with the DMV is up to date. If you need to update your address with the DMV, you may do so online.  (If you do not register before the primary, you may still register at the polling place).

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ALL Ski Trails at Elver Park are once again closed, due to the recent warm weather.

EVENTS

Mon., Jan. 29 10:30am-11:15am

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Preschool Storytime.  A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Registration not required.  Meadowridge Library Community Room B, Raymond Rd.

Tue., Jan. 30 12:00pm-1:00pm

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West Madison Senior Lunches.  Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time.  Meadowridge Library Community Rooms A and B.

Tue., Jan. 30 1:00pm-3:00pm

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Holding Space

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 Bringing the Moon and Mars to Madison.  Come learn about the Apollo moon landing missions, the Mars Rover missions, and the importance of putting humans on Mars in this 45 minute presentation! Light refreshments will also be served.  (The UW Geology Museum will give a free tour on Feb. 6 to the first 25 people to register for this session).  Sequoya Library Meeting Rooms A and B, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.  Call Candice at the West Madison Senior Center to make reservations, 2238-7368, ext 8.

Wed., Jan. 31 3:30pm-5:00pm

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Chess Club.  Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.  Meadowridge Library, study Room A.

Wed., Jan 31 4:00pm-6:00pm

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Urban League Featured Employer Seminar with Exact Sciences.  Meet directly with Exact Sciences hiring representatives!  Park Edge/Park Ridge Employment Center, 658 S. Gammon Rd.  For more info, see http://www.cityofmadison.com/council/district1/blog/?Id=13132

Thr., Feb. 1 3:30pm-5:30pm

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Minecraft Club.  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.  Meadowridge Library.  Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Fri., Feb 2 6:30pm-8:00pm

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Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin.  Join three Madison-area African American writers – poet Fabu, novelist Sherry Lucille, and playwright and novelist Catrina Sparkman – as they discuss their poetry and prose in relation to the work of three African American literary giants who also lived and worked in the Madison area during the 20th century: novelist Jean Toomer, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and poet Sarah Webster Fabio.   Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. Highpoint Rd.

Fri., Feb 2 – Sat., Feb 10 7:30pm

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James Madison Memorial Spring Musical:  “Curtains, The Musical Comedy Whodunit”. 

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Performances are February 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30 pm at the James Madison Memorial High School Auditorium.  All tickets are $10

Sat., Feb 3 3:00am-4:00pm

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Friends of Sequoya Book Sale.  Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawals also for sale.  442 Westgate Mall, Madison WI 53711. Next to TJMaxx.

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Sat. Feb. 3, Sun. Feb. 4, 10:00am-8:00pm  

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Madison Winter Festival. At Elver Park.  The festival features cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snow sculpting, sledding, running, skijoring and other family oriented events. 

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For more info, go to: http://www.winter-fest.com.