NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF NOV. 12

NEWS

Winter alternate-side parking rules begin this Thursday, November 15.
From 1am-7am, park on the even-numbered side of the street on even dates, and the odd-numbered side on odd dates.  See: https://www.cityofmadison.com/residents/winter/parking/alternateSideParking.cfm
Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP).

Your household may be eligible for WHEAP services based on a number of factors, including household size, income, and energy costs. In most cases the energy assistance benefit is paid directly to the energy supplier. The program uses the previous three months of total household income to determine program eligibility. For a one-person household, the three-month income limit is $6,870. For a two-person household the limit is $8,983.75. For more information or to apply for energy assistance, contact Energy Services, Inc. at 608-267-8601. Visit http://homeenergyplus.wi.gov/category.asp?linkcatid=239 for more information.
Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center Job Opening.

See https://www.facebook.com/pg/Theresa-Terrace-Neighborhood-Center-1916974951884605/jobs/?ref=page_internal for more information.

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EVENTS

SAFE At Home
Mon., Nov 12 10-11am, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St

https://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/calendar/safe-at-home

Preventing falls is much more effective than treating them. There are many underlying causes for falls in older adults such as difficulty managing medication, muscle weakness, improper footwear, impaired vision, poor lighting, clutter and uneven surfaces. While falls can happen anywhere they most often occur at home. Free.

Family Reading Night: Camp Read – A Lot
Tues., Nov. 13 6-7:30pm, Falk Elementary

Coordinated by Falk Early Childhood teacher Heidi Schultz. Along with reading and writing activities, there will be a book fair, games in Spanish led by community member Marisol Gonzalez, reading books with little dog “Big T.,” and family dinner at 7:00, a camping-inspired meal (hot dogs, fresh fruit, chips).

Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Tue., Nov. 13 6:00pm-8:00pm, Elver Park Neighborhood Center, 1201 McKenna Blvd.

Along with a traditional Thanksgiving meal, the community center looks forward to music, crafts, a raffle and prizes.

The New Normal: What does climate change mean for Madison?
Wed., Nov 14 6:30-8pm, Rm260 Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

https://nelson.wisc.edu/events/community-environmental-forum/index.php

Join the Nelson Institute, community leaders and climate experts for a forum on climate change, where attendees will explore the impact climate change is having on the Madison area and what is being done to mitigate the causes. From the shorter periods of ice cover on the lakes to the flooding that has taken place in recent years, participants will discuss the challenges climate change has presented as well as what adaptations are needed to increase resiliency in these changing times.

AnjiPlayDate
Thurs., Nov 15 9:30-11:30am, Lussier Community Center, 55 S. Gammon

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/anjiplaydate-1190312

Alicia Ashman Library will provide play and art materials especially chosen to encourage highly engaged, self-determined play. When kids are done, they’ll create a Play Story depicting their play that day. Messy clothes recommended. Open to all ages.

Medicare Workshop
Fri., Nov 16 10-12pm, Meadowood Neighborhood Center, 5734 Raymond Rd

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/medicare-workshop-18

Whether you are new to Medicare, soon to be 65, or preparing g to retire, you need to make important decisions about your health insurance. Learn about the different parts of Medicare, find out when you can get Medicare, and decide if you want Part A and Part B. The information and choices can be overwhelming. Medicare specialist, Donna Bryant, will present and take questions. She will also address the new Medicare Cards and dealing with Long Term Care. Follow up appointments available. FREE. Call 266-6581 to sign up.

Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference 2018: Shaping Community/Driving Action
Sat., Nov. 17 9-4:30pm, Monona Terrace

http://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/planning/neighborhood-conferences-and-roundtables/1611/

The City of Madison Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference 2018 brings together hundreds of the most thoughtful, conscious, and caring people involved in neighborhoods across our city. Our community-wide conference is about making new connections, forming new partnerships, and strategizing together about how we can celebrate and tackle our neighborhoods greatest challenges. $10 registration for the day’s events, Register before tomorrow for a guaranteed lunch, details at the link above.

UPCOMING

Friends of the Meadowridge Library Thanksgiving Pie Sale, Tues. Nov 20th. 10am until the pies are gone!