NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF FEB. 18

NEWS

PHNA looking for volunteers to welcome newcomers!

The neighborhood association has begun watching for newcomers within our boundaries and will be reaching out to welcome and provide area and association information to them. If you’d like to be a part of growing your and the PHNA’s connections and are willing to help, please contact Zach Scheeler at zachscheeler@googlemail.com.

Early Childhood Funding RFP

https://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/communitydevelopment/funding/other-funding-opportunities/477/

The City of Madison Community Development Division is seeking proposals from organizations to provide programming and services to the early childhood care and education community and workforce. This is defined as individuals and programs primarily serving children ages birth to 5 years old. The City of Madison’s Community Development Division’s programming is reviewed through the lens of its impact on poverty, racial equity, and social justice.

Arboretum Steward and Restoration Team Leader Trainings

https://arboretum.wisc.edu/news/arboretum-news/volunteer-steward-and-team-leader-trainings/

Volunteer stewards and restoration team leaders play an important part in caring for the land, fostering engagement, and working with others. The Arboretum is offering training opportunities to join these essential corps of volunteers. Application deadline is Mar. 20.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Parkinson’s Support with Bob Gilpatrick

Mon., Feb 18 2:00pm, Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

MPD Good Neighbor Night

Mon., Feb. 18, 6:30-8p, High Point Church, 7702 Old Sauk Road

http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/blog/?id=18659

Get details about this MPD community safety program, hear from the MPD Crime Prevention Unit and learn from and make connections with your neighbors and MPD officers.

Spring Primary Voting

Tues., Feb. 19

Information on Voting:
https://www.cityofmadison.com/clerk/elections-voting/voting

Know your Candidates:
https://media.cityofmadison.com/mediasite/showcase/madison-city-channel/channel/know-your-candidates

FoodWise Nutrition – Savory Soups and Sodium

Tues., Feb. 19, 11:30am, Fitchburg Senior Center

Intro to Facebook

Wed., Feb 20, 10-11:30a, Madison Senior Center 330 W. Mifflin St

http://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/calendar/intro-to-facebook

Whether you are contemplating getting on Facebook, or already a regular user, this workshop will be beneficial. Learn the basics of using Facebook safely so that you can get the most out of it. Free but space is limited, call 266-6581 to register.

NewBridge Cribbage and Euchre

Thurs., Feb. 21, 10:30a-12p or 12:45-2p, Meadowridge Commons 5734 Raymond Rd.

TTNC and EPNC Black Excellence Celebration

Thurs., Feb 21, 6-7:30p, Elver Park Neighborhood Center 1201 McKenna Blvd.

Family friendly activities, music, and a soul food dinner catered by Melly Mels. Local vendors will be in attendance with items for sale. All activities, vendors, and serving of dinner will start at 6 pm.

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Thurs., Feb. 21, 6:30-8:30p, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/stop-motion-animation-workshop-1200333

Join Crestwood Elementary students and art educator Luke Bassuener for a hands-on tutorial on how to make stop motion animation films using markers, paper, scissors and an iPad. The workshop will include a screening of some of the Crestwood students’ recent projects. No Registration is necessary.

Movie Day – Bohemian Rhapsody

Fri., Feb. 22, 12:40pm, Fitchburg Senior Center

Robot-o-thon!

Sat., Feb. 23, 1-2p, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/robot-o-thon-very-bubbler-saturday-1196413

Combine your craft skills with your coding chops to make a robot. We will have different kinds of robots, including Lego compatible Meeperbots, to play with along with art supplies so that you can create your very own personal droid.

Sunday Jazz @ Sequoya – Caravan Gypsy Swing Duo

Sun., Feb. 24, 2-4p, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/sunday-jazz-sequoya-caravan-gypsy-swing-duo-1201015

Caravan Gypsy Swing Duo is an acoustic jazz group featuring Chris Ruppenthal and Scott Hlavenka on guitar. They are primarily influenced by the legendary Roma Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. The ensemble also pulls influences from American jazz, European Folk Music, traditional Latin, Parisian waltz, and other vintage-jazz sources. Expect a range of tunes from the “Hot Swing” repertoire, originals, and standards done in uniquely arranged styles.