Free Dental Care for Kids 3-18

Madison College Dental Hygiene Clinic, 1705 Hoffman St.

Mon. Feb. 4, Wed., Feb 6, and Fri., Feb. 8, 7:30a or 12p

Services provided by Madison College Dental Hygiene students. Limited space, appointments required: call 608-258-2400 M-F between 8a-3p to schedule. Adults must accompany children.

Interested in getting involved with the Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association?

We’re looking for new board members. Email if interested!

Prairie Hills Neighborhood Pie Social

Join us February 16th from 1:30-2:30 pm for our annual winter pie social at the Meadowridge Neighborhood Center Community Room (in between the library and neighborhood center). Come eat pie, say hi to neighbors, vote for your favorite pie, and eat more pie!

As usual, the association will supply plenty of pies and ice cream to eat. But this year we’d love to highlight all the baking talent in the neighborhood. So if you like to bake pies, get your rolling pins out and bring your best pie showstopper. And yes, there will be a prize for the crowd favorite.

For more information or if you’d like to bring a pie, please contact Sarah Kirk at


School Resumes

Mon., Jan. 7

Attic Angel Lecture Series: The history of the Madison Hat Ladies: Heartwarming stories about homeless Kids

Mon., Jan 7, Coffee at 10am, Lecture at 10:30am, Attic Angel Place, 8301 Old Sauk Road

Free and open to the public

Board games in Sequoya’s children’s area

Tues., Jan 8, 4-5:30pm, Sequoya Library

Bring some friends or join other kids for Ticket to Ride, Jenga, Connect Four, Sushi Go and other tabletop games. Play our games, or bring your favorite one to share. For children in grades K-12. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Drop-in and stay as long as you like.

Mindful Movement

Wed., Jan. 9, 10:30-11:15a, Alicia Ashman Library

Start the year right with fitness and mindfulness coach Venus Washington in this fun event to explore the mind/body connection. Especially designed for seniors, but open to anyone interested, Venus will help you start wherever you are on your fitness journey (even if you haven’t begun it yet!). Perfect for beginners and anyone interested in getting moving and learning that how you think affects the way you move; and how you move affects the way you think. Be prepared for movement, but at a level that’s right and safe for you. Registration is helpful, but not required.

Cabin Fever writing workshops with Katrin Talbot

Wed., Jan. 9, 16, 23, 6:30-8p Bubbler room at Central Library

Looking to be a part of a friendly writing community? Free and open to adult writers of all levels, this winter the Bubbler will be hosting three consecutive all-genre workshops. These classes will be led by some of Madison’s brightest minds and will keep your creative flame alive throughout our darkest months! Registration is recommended.

Staying Active Through Winter

Fri., Jan. 11, 10-11am, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

Dr Sarah Stineman from Capitol Physical Therapy will present on the importance of continuing with physical activity, even when it’s cold and icy outside. The second half of the hour will be spent learning exercises that you can do on your own when you aren’t able to be out and about. Free.

Career Change 101

Fri., Jan 11, 1:30-4pm, Sequoya Library

If you are considering a new career but are feeling overwhelmed and confused about how to get started, Career Change 101 is a great place to start. Facilitated by one of our experienced career counselors, this workshop provides you with effective ideas, steps, and resources to get your career change process started. Presented by a Career & Educational Counselor from Adult Career & Special Student Services at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Note: The focus of this workshop is not job-search related.

Learn to play Cribbage

Fri., Jan 11, 6-8pm, Alicia Ashman Library

Cribbage is a fun card game that has been played since the 1600’s. Come in and learn the basics from our knowledgeable instructor. There are puzzles and games for everyone to enjoy at Friday Game Night!


SAIL Winter Luncheon: ‘Opening Doors’

Thurs. Jan. 24, Blackhawk Country Club, 3606 Blackhawk Dr., Doors at 11:30am, Lunch at Noon

$20 members, $22 non-members, sliding fee, transportation available on request

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi will share an update on county matters including the work he has done for the community to open new doors, such as partnerships with schools, efforts to improve equity and access to opportunities for all, and increasing funding for affordable housing. Register by calling SAIL at 230-4321 or online at

Prairie Hills Neighborhood Pie Social

Sat., Feb. 16, Meadowridge Neighborhood Center Community Room

(Details in News section)