Scam Alert.  The scam–someone calls supposedly from the Sheriff’s Department saying you are wanted on a warrant.  A request is then made for you to pay a fee in cash (in the thousands of dollars) to take care of the warrant.  If you get such a call, call the police department, either city (255-2345) or the West District (243-0500).  Be suspicious of anyone who wants cash.

GLEAM: Art in a New Light, Fall at Olbrich Gardens. This is an annual exhibit featuring local, national and international artists creating light-based installations throughout Olbrich’s 16-acre outdoor gardens. Visitors encounter strange and surprising forms that pulse and shimmer in the night around every corner. Wed-Sat. 7:30-10:30 pm in September. Others hours in October.

Yard Waste collection to begin October 1.  For more info, go to:


Mon., Sept. 24 3:00pm  Media Petting Zoo.  Join Bubbler staff and try out new media and technology every week in this drop-in, unstructured program! The goal is to become familiar with different tools that create different forms of media. Meadowridge Library.

Mon., Sept. 24  6:15-7:45pm   Wok and Roll with Paul Tsung. Chef Paul Tseng will demonstrate a classic stir-fried dish with a fresh spring roll. Vegetarian. Meadowridge Library. Register online or call 288-6160.

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.

Tues., Sept. 25  6-7pm  Latino Parent Group meeting at Huegel School.

Wed., Sept.26  10-2pm  Free Blood Pressure Checks at the Meadowridge Library.

Wed., Sept. 26 11-12 noon  Bingo with Prizes.  At Meadowridge Commons, sponsored by West Madison Senior Center.

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.  Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin.

Thurs., Sept. 27  3:30-5:00pm  Hispanic Heritage Month at the Meadowridge Library.  Come make a craft themed for Hispanic Heritage Month!

Thurs, Sept 27  5-6:00pm  The 2017 Schewe Lecture features Pulitzer Prize winner, Caroline Fraser, speaking about her new book, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. At the Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium. Fraser reveals the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life. Part of Madison Book Fest.

Fri., Sept. 28  8-11am  Falk School Fun Run.  Come listen to the music and spur the kids on.  Families are encouraged to attend and cheer on their students.  You can also volunteer to pass out water to the kids as they run, mark laps on shirts, and hand out snacks after each race.

Fri., Sept. 28  10-1pm  Free Blood Pressure Checks at the Meadowridge Library.

Fri., Sept. 28  8am-3pm.  16th Triad Crime Prevention and Safety Conference & Expo.  American Family Insurance Training Center 6000 American Parkway, Madison.  $35.00.  Includes continental breakfast, breaks and lunch. Contact Mary Stamstad at 608-441-7897 or, or


Wed., Oct. 3 7-8pm Financial Aid Night at Memorial High School.