NOTES
Keep your home secure.  Prairie Hills has information supplied by the Madison Police department on our website for keeping your home safe.  For a helpful checklist, go to: https://prairiehillsna.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/home-security-checklist-6.pdf.
 
Thanks to all for a lovely day at West Fest.  A special thanks to Sarah Kirk for preparing and staffing the PHNA duck pond.  Many, many children came, played and had fun at this free game.
 
West District Crime info.  Good news.  We had a 56% decrease in shooting in May and June compared to last year.  But, bad news, we had a 165% increase in car theft, which is totally preventable.
 
Volunteer at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.  MMoCA is currently recruiting its next wave of volunteer docents. The training not only prepares the volunteer to encourage conversation and art exploration, it gives the docent a richer understanding of the art on view at MMoCA and its art historical context. Contact Erika Monroe-Kane at 257-0158 x237.
 
EVENTS
Tues., July 24 6-7:30 pm.  Southeast Asian Dessert with Madame Chu.  Community Rooms A & B Meadowridge Library.  Learn to make a Nyonya dessert called onde onde, a rice flour pastry filled with palm sugar and coated with shaved coconut. Registration begins 7/10. Register online or call 288-6160.
 
Wed., July 25  6-7:30 pm  Meadowridge Anime Club.  Anime refers specifically to animation from Japan or as a Japanese-disseminated animation style often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes.  Come watch and discuss anime favorites. Snacks provided.
 
Wed., July 25 10:00 am  Wednesday Bike Rides.  Bikers meet at the Fitchburg Senior Center (lower level) and collectively decideon the day’s route. Not sure where your fitnesslevel lands with others? Come and find those who fit your level and style, and create a breakoff group. The beauty of this setup is the flexibility. Any questions, call David at 270-4292.
 
Wed., July 25 11:30-1:00 pm  Gangs.  Emily House of the Madison Police Department will talk about Gangs in Madison.  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  Sponsored by SW Madison Triad.
 
Thurs., July 26  3-4 pm  Knitting at the Library.  Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 7 must have an adult present.
 
Fri., July 27 6-8 pm  Dinner & A Swim at Goodman Pool. Make plans for Dinner & A Swim with Magic 98  at the Goodman Pool!  Free admission to the Goodman Pool and a selection of tasty food cart options for your DINNER (and possibly dessert!) to purchase. Plus prizes and entertainment by Magic 98. 
 
Sat., July 28  10 am -12 noon.  Make Macarons with Araceli Quetzali. Community Rooms A & B Meadowridge Library. Learn how to make macarons with Kids Chef Quetzali. Kids 7 and under will need adult assistance. Registration begins 7/14. Register online or call 288-6160.
 
Sat., July 28  2-3:30 pm.  Singapore-Style Spring Rolls with Madame Chu.  Community Rooms A & B Meadowridge Library.  Learn how to make Singapore-style spring rolls, deep fried and non-deep fried spring rolls will be taught. Registration begins 7/14. Register online or call 288-6160. 
 
COMING UP
Tues., July 31 8:30 pm.  Movies in the Park will feature Jumanji at Hammersley Park (between Falk school playground and Hammersley Road).