Open Swimming At Westside Goodman Pool.  Daily from 11am-8pm.  Adults $5, Seniors and Youth  $4, Infants (under 2) free.  The pool is at Goodman Jewish Community College Campus, 7762 County Highway PD.  (far west Raymond Road is closed.  Try Raymond to Marty to Midtown, to M to PD)  Call 848-1822
Changes in the Madison Metro Bus Schedules start August 28.  There is a change to Route 58.  Go to:
City of Madison to Raise Water Rates.  Madison Water Utility has filed for an overall 30.44 percent revenue increase. Any increase would only apply to water and fire protection charges on the Madison Municipal Services Bill, which represent about 1/3 of the total bill. Average residential customers would see a $7.40 per month increase in their bill if new rates are approved. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin will hold a public hearing on the rate application on Wednesday, August 29. For more info, go to:
For golfers, check out upcoming men’s and women’s tournaments sponsored by Madison Parks Foundation.  Go to:
Mon., Aug. 20  6:15-7:45pm  Scallion Pancakes and Egg Drop Soup with Paul Tsung. Scallion pancakes are one of most famous street foods or small dishes in the Chinese community. Watch Chef Paul show how to make scallion pancakes and a simple egg drop soup. Meadowridge Library Community Rooms.
Tues., Aug. 21  6-7:30pm  Vegan Dairy Staples with The Mint Bunny.  Join vegan chef T.J. and plant-based nutrition coach Val, of The Mint Bunny, to discover the cooking potentials of a high-speed blender. Learn how to create typical dairy dishes using only dairy-free ingredients. Register online or call 608-288-6160.  Community Rooms, Meadowridge Library.
Thurs., Aug. 23  5-7pm  Back2School Party at the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center.  BBQ dinner, games and fun for kids. Free bicycle repair, face-painting, raffle prizes, balloon artist and more.
Thurs, Aug. 23  8:00pm Movie, Coco at Meadowood Park. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the highly-rated animated movie.  Sponsored by Madison Parks.
Fri., Aug. 24  1-3 pm  Rock the Library Summer Reading Celebration. At the Meadowridge Library.  Finish your summer reading Bingo card and earn a golden ticket to rock out at the library! Create a music video to your favorite song with our green screen or try stop motion animation technology. Make props with us or bring your own costume for this one of a kind jam session just for ages 7 and up.
Fridays 11:30-12:30pm  Food From Friends  Every week Food from Friends offers fresh breads, produce, and an assortment of other perishables too. Individuals and families may help themselves to what they need as often as they wish.  Lussier Community Center (55 So. Gammon)
Sat., Aug. 25  Noon – ?  Community Block Pary on Balsam Road.  Food and fun for all.  Celebrate summer, neighborhood and good times.
Saturdays, 2-4pm  Ping-Pong at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center. Sponsored by West Madison Senior Center.  
Sept. 8  10am-5pm   The 2018 Madison Vegan Fest will be held at the newly-remodeled Madison College’s Truax Campus. The free event features inspiring speakers, cooking demonstrations, exhibitors, a kids’ area, and lots of delicious food (free samples and larger portions for purchase). All welcome.