From the Madison Police West District Blotter:  Just a reminder for you Craigslisters or other on-line shoppers. Instead of meeting people in your homes when selling something, feel free to offer to meet in the parking lot of the West District Police Station.  I can’t imagine anyone with suspicious motives, agreeing to meet you at a police station!


Mon., May 14 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cooking Knife Skills and Safety Demo.  Learn how to properly handle knives and improve coordination between your hands. This demo will cover all the basic cuts such as: dice, julienne and slice. It will also include how to sharpen knives. A simple crudités and dipping sauce will be shared at the end. Registration began 4/30. Register online at or call 288-6160.  Meadowridge Library Meadowridge Library Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Raymond Rd.

Tue., May 15 2:00pm-4:00pm


Ballroom Basics for Balance (TM).  Learn the basic moves of ballroom and other dances and why they can hep you improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. Physical therapist and dance instructor Susan Frikken will provide a balance evaluation to help you understand your risk and track your progress. No experience and no partner required–come and dance the afternoon away! Register online at by calling 608-824-1780 .  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. Highpoint Rd.

Wed., May 16 9:30am-10:30am


Venus Inspires Movement!  Personal trainer Venus Washington inspires a fun, healthful attitude with a total-body fitness class including warm up and active movement set to lively 60s and 70s music selections. All adult abilities and ages encouraged to join in the action!  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Thr., May 17 1:00pm


Downsizing: Hints and Helpful Tips.  Come to the “Downsizing the Easy Way” seminar. Learn about downsizing tips on what sells and how to sell it, and the ups and downs of reducing stuff and relieving stress. Marianne Gariti, owner of Moving Forward, will offer advice, answer questions and help guide your concerns to acceptable solutions. Ruth Domack, First Weber, Inc, will explain the current real estate market, how to prepare your home for sale and address the newest concept of “staging”.  Call 270-4290 to register.  Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

Thr., May 17 3:30pm-5:30pm


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 Study Room A.

Fri., May 18 5:30pm-7:30pm
Sat., May 19 9:00am-1:00pm


Friends of Meadowridge Library Mothers Day Book Sale.  Meadowridge Library.

Sunday, May 20 1:00pm-4:00pm


Huegel Elementary School Service Day & Silent Auction.  Huegel Elementary students and families will be organized into community service/clean-up projects that serve the school district community. The event coincides with a silent auction to raise funds for Huegel Elementary School.  Huegel school, 2601 Prairie Rd.



Learn to Disc Golf.  
Hiestand and Elver disc golf courses are now open! Learn to Disc Golf presented by Madison Parks Foundation at Hiestand Park on Saturday, May 26. Register online in advance.   (Disc Golf is also free on May 26).  More information: