City brush collection is happening nowThe final round of brush collection will likely occur at the end of September. The actual final round is weather dependent and will be announced when the date is known. Yard waste is not being collected now.  For info, go to:  
Selfie Contest.  The city of Madison is creating an Historic Preservation Plan and wants your help in identifying important places in the city.  Help by taking a picture of you at a place in Madison that is significant to you, your family or community and say why you value it.  Send an email with the photo to  Prizes will be awarded.
Community Bonds. The City of Madison is selling community bonds* from Oct. 3 – Oct. 9, 2018. By buying community bonds, residents can invest in the future of our City, and earn interest that is exempt from federal taxes. The City will use the funds for the expansion of Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Interested residents can register an account before the order period at  Two info sessions: Tues, Sept. 25 6:00 Olbrich Gardens and Wed., Oct. 3 6:00 at Warner Park Community Center.
Mon., Sept. 17  6-7:00pm  Hispanic Heritage Taste Test.  Community Room B, Meadowridge Library.  Come, enjoy and treat your taste buds. Free.
Tues., Sept. 18  6:00pm  Apple Creations with Artesian Fruit.  Learn how to carve apple swans and an apple fan. A demonstration of carving a rose will be done. Register online or call 288-6160. At the Meadowridge Library.
Wed., Sept. 19 1:00pm Fitchburg Singers.  At the Fitchburg Senior Center.   Drop in and enjoy. It’s fun and free.
Wed., Sept 19 1:30-3:30pm.  West Madison Senior Center movies at Alicia Ashman.  The Book Club.  A fun movie.  Snacks will be served.
Wed., Sept. 19  6-7:30pm Bombay St. Snacks with Yakub Kazi at the Meadowridge Library.  Learn how to make popular fried street snacks like vada pav,a deep-fried potato patty served on a soft bread roll, and pakoras,fritters, filled with tamarind chutney. Register online or call 288-6160. 
Fri., Sept. 21  6-7:30pm Steamed Bao with Meat Filling with Madame Chu.  Meadowridge Library.  Get hands-on learning in making meat-filled steamed baos, also known as meat buns. Register online or call 288-6160.
Fri, Sept. 21  6:30-8:30pm  International Film Night at Alicia Ashman Library–VASERMIL. The film is named after the local football stadium in the town of Be’er Sheva in southern Israel. Vasermil tells the story of three teenagers who live in the same tough neighborhood, growing up in an unforgiving environment, pinning their hopes on football as a way out. 
Sat., Sept. 22  11-12:30pm Nigerian Moin-Moin With Afrique Carib at the Meadowridge Library.  Learn how to make Nigerian moin-moin, a savory bean pudding steamed in banana leaves. Register online or call 288-6160. 
Sun., Sept. 23 2-4pm  Sunday Jazz @Sequoya.  Ken Hoffman Jazz Tenor Saxophonist with Guitarist Anthony Utehs and Bassist Matt Rogers. Ken has performed with Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, and many others. His style has been described as intensely soulful, lyrical – even sensual. Meeting Rooms A & B.


Tues., Sept. 25  6:30-8:30pm  Prairie Hills Annual Meeting and Potluck. We will be providing the main dish (Lasagna from Ginos) but ask you to bring a side dish or dessert if you can.  At Our Redeemer Church (1701 McKenna).  Time to visit, meet your neighbors, elect officers and set our agenda for next year.  All welcome.

Thurs., Sept. 27 8:45-11:30am Madison Senior Center’s Health & Resource Fair.  Over 35 exhibitors and free screenings for Depression & Stress, Memory, Balance, Bladder, Nutrition and Hearing.  Free.  330 W. Mifflin.
Fri, Oct. 19  7-9:30  pm.  Moon over Monona Terrace.  One of Madison’s most popular family events! On the Monona Terrace rooftop. View the Moon in its full glory through a variety of telescopes provided by the Madison Astronomical Society (MAS)! Activities include a kids’ fun zone with educational games and prizes!  Free . Tickets go fast.Get them at