Ballot information.  Not sure which district/ward you are in?  Want to know ahead of time who is on the ballot?  You can visit and find out!  There are also two Dane County Referenda on the ballot.  Even if you have not already registered, you can register to vote on election day.  See for more information.

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 for more information.

Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center Job Opening.   See
for more information.

Mailchimp.  What the heck is Mailchimp?  You may have noticed a footer on last week’s newsletter referring to Mailchimp.  Mailchimp is an email list maintenance/sending facility that is under consideration for (likely) replacing the current manual mailing setup for these newsletters.


Mon., Nov. 5 10:30am-11:15am
Preschool Storytime.  A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop pre-reading skills like print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Daycares, groups and siblings always welcome.  Meadowridge Library, Community Room B, Raymond Rd.

Mon., Nov. 5 5:30pm-6:30pm
Ballet Tales.  A new and exciting way to experience the classic fairy tales.  Ballet Tales combines dance, mime, and interactive performance to strengthen reading comprehension by bringing stories to life.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Mon., Nov. 5 6:00pm
Police District Safety Meeting.  Hosted by Alder Skidmore.  Discuss crime on the west side and what the MPD is doing about it. There will also be a short presentation on crime prevention and how to start up a Good Neighbor program in your neighborhood.  Blackhawk Church, 9620 Brader Way.

Tue., Nov. 6 7:00am-8:00pm
Mid-term elections!  Vote!  

Wed., Nov. 7 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).

Wed., Nov. 7 10:00am
Consumer Protection.   Sam Bach will be presenting on consumer laws and rights that impact you. Sam is a law student completing his final year at the University of Wisconsin Law School. The presentation will cover a variety of topics, including preventing scams and what to do if you are or have been scammed, mortgages and foreclosures, and lending and debt collection practices.  Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 Easy Lacy Road, Fitchburg.

Sat., Nov. 10 3:00pm-4:45pm
Craft Lab:  Handmade Winter Hats.  Join local artist, Elizabeth White in crafting warm winter hats from recycled felted wool. Participants will be working with yarn and yarn needles to hand sew with simple stitches that a beginner can easily pick up. Elizabeth encourages creativity, innovation, hard work and joy in the process as well as pride in the result whatever it may be. Ages 10+. No registration required.  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Sun., Nov. 11  VETERANS DAY.


Tue., Nov. 13  6:00pm-8:00pm
Community Thanksgiving Dinner.  Along with a traditional Thanksgiving mean, the community center looks forward to music, crafts, a raffle and prizes.  Elver Park Neighborhood Center, 1201 McKenna Blvd.