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Drug Overdose Alert / Bad Drug Batch.  A bad batch of illicit drugs has found its way into the city, causing numerous overdoses and deaths.  Read more at .

Please, keep your car locked – even if it does not have anything of value in it – especially if you have a stand-alone garage door opener.  Thieves have been stealing garage door openers from open cars, and then come back later to open the garage door.   Also, the MPD has been leaving “report cards” on car windshields.  Read more at .


Mon., Sept. 10.  

West Madison Senior Center Exercise Classes resume.  Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:40-9:40 am class is focused on aerobic activity, strength, balance, and flexibility.  Mondays, 9:50-10:50 am class is focused on strength, balance, and flexibility and is less intense with most exercises being chair based.  The cost of the class is $20 for a month, $18 for 6 classes, or $4 for drop-in.   A new Chair Exercise Class beginning Wednesday, September 5 from 12:00-12:50 pm at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. 110 N. Whitney Way. Please bring an exercise mat if you have one.  $10.00 drop in fee and a sliding scale is available.  Thursday morning yoga class at Bethany United Methodist Church will begin again Thursday, September 13.  [In each case, please pay and direct questions to the instructor at the classes.]

Mon., Sept. 10 10:00-11:30

Mystery in the Morning — A legacy of Spies by John Le Carre.  Join the Alicia Ashman Mystery Book Group for a civilized discussion of murder and mayhem on the second Monday of the Month!  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Tue., Sept. 11 6:30pm-7:30pm

Advance Care Planning.  Courtesy of GrapeVine Health Education/ Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, and presented by registered nurse Jean Skinner, this one-hour session will teach participants about advance care planning. Advance Care Planning is a process of understanding, reflecting on, and discussing future medical decisions regardless of age and current health status. All adults should think about, discuss and create an advance care plan. Having an advance care plan is truly a gift for yourself and others.   Alicia Ashman Library.  Register online at

Wed., Sept. 12 3:30pm-5:00pm

Chess Club.  Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.  Meadowridge Library Study Room A (Blue), Raymond Rd.

Wed., Sept. 12 1:00pm-2:30pm

Medicare Workshop.  Whether you are new to Medicare, soon to be turning 65, or preparing to retire, you will need to make several important decisions about your health coverage. Learn about the different parts of Medicare, find out when you can get Medicare, and decide if you want Part A and Part B.  Special attention will be given to the new Medicare Cards and dealing with Long Term Care (LTC). More in depth 1:1 appointments will also be available. Workshops are free — call 266-6581 to register.  Warner Park, 1625 Northport Drive.

Wed., Sept. 12 5:00pm-7:00pm Alliant Energy center information / visioning / feedback session.   Alliant Energy Center.

Thr., Sept 13  LIBRARIES CLOSED (Staff inservice day)

Sat., Sept 15 9:00am-4:00pm

Friends of Sequoya Book Sale.  Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawals also for sale. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 2 pm.  Next to TJMaxx in Westgate Mall.