The City of Madison Streets Division is hiring four entry-level vehicle operators. People hired as a Streets Machine Operator 1 are the folks you see out collecting the recycling, plowing the streets, filling potholes and many other Streets Division services.  Here’s a link to the job description and the necessary qualifications:

Register now for adult Kickball leagues from MSCR.  The 7 week season begins May 29 followed by an end of season single elimination tournament. Games are played on Tuesdays and Fridays at Olbrich Park. Go to​


Mon., April 16 6-8pm Breakfast for Dinner with Ugly Apple.  Learn to cook a few different types of biscuits with locally sourced ingredients.  For adults and teens, grades 6-12. Registration began April 2.  Meadowridge Library.  Register at 288-6160.

Wed., April 18  6-8 pm Soul Food with Melly Mel’s Catering.  Learn how to make healthy soul food with Carmell Jackson of Melly Mel’s Catering.  For adults and teens grades 6-12.  Registration began April 4.  Call 288-6160 to register.

Wed., April 18  7-8pm  Sleeping Giant: How the New Working Class Will Transform America, a book by Tamara Draut.   A presentation of the Wisconsin Book Festival.  Central Library (330 W. Mifflin.).

Thurs., April 19  6:30pm  Meadowridge Book Club: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes.  Creator of Grey’s Anatomy and more, Shonda steps out of her comfort zone to enrich her life.  Informal writing style.  Copies available at the library.

Thurs.,April 19  6-7:30pm  Huegel School Science Night and Book Fair. Book Fair starts at 6:00, Science Night at 6:30.

Fri., April 20 and Sat., April 21, 10-3pm ShredFest 2018. Free confidential shredding up to 100 pounds.  Donations. All proceeds go to Second Harvest.  3700 Commerce Dr., Madison.  For more info, call  658-7413

Sat. April 21 10-2pm Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering to clean up your local park! Earth Day Challenge Projects are held throughout the city. Volunteers may assist with trash pickup, raking, weeding, and removing sticks. We will supply gloves, garbage bags and rakes. Rakes at each park will be based on the number of volunteers participating. Go to:

Mon., April 23  6-7:30pm  Alternative Grains and Sweeteners. Discover simple alternatives to wheat and sugar, how to make them at home, and how to use them in craft baked goods that will support better health. Recipes provided by Kristina Stanley, owner of Abaaso Foods. For Adults and teens.  Meadowridge Library.  Registration began April 4. Call 288-6160.


Wed., April 25 1pm  Help with your Smart Phones–Apple and Android.  Come with questions and learn some new tips. Call 270-4290 to register.  Fitchburg Senior Center.

Wed., April 25  1-3pm  The Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison is offering a free fair housing training for owners and managers of rental property. The seminar will discuss the protected classes and prohibited practices; reasonable accommodations and modifications for tenants with disabilities; advertising rental units in compliance with fair housing laws; and much more. Hawthorne Branch, 2707 E. Washington Ave.

​ A​ttendees ​should ​register ​by​ call​ing​ (608) 257-0853.

Fri., April 27  6-8pm  Super Showcase at Memorial High School.  A night of free family fun for all ages.  Free family dinner, rock climbing wall, face painting, photo booth and more.  ​Dinner served until 7pm.