NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF MAR. 4

NEWS

Safe Passages Program looking for feedback

Through a process that incorporated community engagement in our area, an Implementation Plan for federal funds has been developed that includes funding to provide a Safe Passage program to reduce youth conflict and connect youth to prosocial activities in the Meadowood, Theresa Terrace and Park Edge/Park Ridge neighborhoods. A paper describing the essential components of this program has been developed and community feedback is requested, either via email/phone or via community meetings on March 4th (see events below).

More information at http://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/communitydevelopment/funding/safe-passages-program-on-madisons-south-west-side/2988/

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.

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EVENTS THIS WEEK

WonderWorks

Mon., Mar. 4, 10:45-11:30am, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/wonderworks-1196013Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Registration is first-come, first-served. Please pick up a name tag 15 minutes before the program.

Safe Passages Program Community Feedback Meetings

Mon., Mar. 4, 11a-12:30p or 5:30-7p, Madison Police Dept. West District, 1710 McKenna Blvd.

http://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/communitydevelopment/funding/safe-passages-program-on-madisons-south-west-side/2988/Hugh and Stephanie and other members of the Community Based Crime Reduction Team will be present to take comments regarding the Safe Passages Program and its concept paper (see news above).

Computer Fix-it Clinic

Tues., Mar. 5, 12:30-3:30pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St

https://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/calendar/computer-fix-it-clinic-0

If your computer or laptop is slow, not working, or seems to have a virus, bring it in for free tech support! Volunteers will teach valuable repair skills, answer questions, and give technical advice about your device. This service is provided by DANEnet, a local non-profit committed to making information technology accessible and affordable through education and services for nonprofit organizations and individuals with barriers. Please bring your laptop, and/or desktop tower and power cord.

Sequoya Knitting Group

Tues., Mar. 5, 1-4p, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/sequoya-knitting-group-1196237

Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice!

Healthy Cooking

Wed., Mar. 6, 1-2p, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

https://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/calendar/healthy-cooking

Kick-off National Nutrition Month by learning to prepare a quick, easy, healthy and delicious meal. A Registered Dietician from University Hospital will do a demonstration, and then give out samples. Free, register by Monday, March 4 by calling 608-266-6581.

Read to a Dog

Wed., Mar. 6, 4:30-5:30p, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/read-dog-1199500

Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Madison Memorial High School All Choirs Concert

Wed., Mar. 6, 7:30-8:30p

Dryer Ball Mania

Thurs., Mar. 7, 6:30-8:30p, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/dryer-ball-mania-1198020

These environmentally friendly balls are used in your dryer and will help reduce static, absorb moisture, and are chemical free. Using repurposed wool these dryer balls will be handmade, one of a kind, and ready to use when you bring them home! Each participant will make 2 dryer balls. Taught by Faye Antolec, owner, Wyld and Wooly. This class is free but registration is required.

Fun, Family Features: ‘Smallfoot’

Fri., Mar. 8, 6-8p, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/new-fun-family-features-smallfoot-pg-1189943

A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as humans do exist. PG, 1hr 36min

Stories: Opening Reception

Sat., Mar. 9, 9:30a-12p, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/stories-opening-reception-1202245

Join The Madison Photography Meetup Group on Saturday, March 9 from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM as we celebrate the opening of our member show, STORIES. They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words. 34 photographers will be sharing their photographic stories in this exhibit at the Sequoya Public Library. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the photographers and talk with them about their photos.

NewBridge: Cultural Arts Dance Fitness

Every Saturday, 12-2p, Meadowood Neighborhood Center, 5740 Raymond Rd.

Free to try, then $5/mo

UPCOMING EVENTS

Q & A with County Executive Joe Parisi

Mon., Mar. 11 10:45am, Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

County Executive Parisi will be visiting the Fitchburg Senior Center to have a discussion and give an update on the work Dane County is doing to clean up our lakes, finance renewable energy development, and how it benefits county taxpayers. Joe will talk for roughly 30 minutes, then allow for questions.

14th Annual Multicultural Senior Wellness Fair

Fri., Mar 29, 9-11:30a, Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Dr.