Lucy Lincoln and Pilgrim Parks Earth Day Cleanups!

The PHNA is hosting park cleanups on Apr. 27 in addition to Madison Parks’ events for Earth Day and will be providing supplies and a light lunch.  See Upcoming Events below for details and the signup link!


MMSD Regular School Day

Mon., Mar. 18

Monday, March 18 had originally been scheduled as a staff only day. However, with all of the bad weather, time missed must now be made up.

Dane County Lake Level Task Force Meeting

Mon., Mar. 18, 5:00pm, City County Building Room 351, 210 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Neighborhood Center & Child and Youth Funding Process Discussion: Vision and Community needs.

Wed., Mar. 20, 5:30-7:00pm, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5701 Raymond Rd.

Madison’s Community Development Division is seeking input on how to support the 15 currently funded Neighborhood Centers & Child and Youth Out-of-School Time programming. The majority of time at this event will be a facilitated discussion as opposed to a formal presentation. This session may be more interesting for community members who are interested in the topic of neighborhood centers and child and youth programming.

Lotus Wrapped Glutinous Rice with Madame Chu

Wed., Mar. 20, 6-7:30pm, Meadowridge Library

Learn how to make lotus wrapped glutinous rice, a steamed leaf-wrapped sticky rice packet that can be filled with meat and vegetables. Register online or call 288-6160.

Memory Screening

Thur., Mar. 21, 1-4pm, Sequoya Library

A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory. It creates a baseline so future changes can be monitored. Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 20-minute, confidential memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources that are available. Registration required; please sign up at the Sequoya reference desk or call 608-266-6385.

Discoveries in the Depths of the Madison Lakes

Thur., Mar. 21, 1pm, Fitchburg Senior Center

Local diver Rick Krueger will discuss the history of the Madison lakes, as well as the fascinating items he has found over the years at the bottom of the lakes. After the program, Rick will be available for questions.

The Ranch House and Mid-Century Madison

Thur., Mar. 21, 7-8:15pm, Sequoya Library

Join Della Hansmann, residential Architect, to discover the revolutionary background of one of our most common housing types: the ranch. Madison’s ranch neighborhoods are filled with right-sized 60+ year old houses. Today, they need a few updates to serve the next several generations as well as the previous ones. We’ll discuss how ranches solved our last housing crunch, modernizations most ranches need, how to maximize mid-century style, and easy steps any homeowner can take to improve their mid-century home.

Friday Night Feature Film: Hidden Figures

Fri., Mar. 22, 6-8pm, Alicia Ashman Library

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Free.

Meadowood Health Partnership Movie Night

Sat., Mar. 23, 3-5pm, Meadowridge Library

Join us for a movie celebrating world down syndrome day! Free Pizza and Refreshments. RSVP to Sheray Wallace,


Elder Domestic Abuse

Wed., Mar. 27 10:00am, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5701 Raymond Rd.

Join speaker Sara Flugum in a discussion.

Discussion with Joe Parisi

Wed., Mar. 27 10:00am-10:45 AM, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

County Executive Parisi will lead a discussion and give an update on the work Dane County is doing to clean up our lakes, finance renewable energy development, and benefit county taxpayers. Please sign up for this program at 266-6581.

Earth Day Challenge

Sat., Apr. 27, 10-12pm, Various Madison Parks Earth Day with your neighbors and friends by volunteering to clean up your local park! Join this community-wide volunteer effort to make a difference. Earth Day Challenge Projects are held throughout the city. Volunteers may assist with trash pickup, raking, weeding, and removing sticks.  For information and registration for Parks Division events, see link.

PHNA park cleanups

Sat., Apr. 27, 12-1:30pm, Lucy Lincoln and Pilgrim Parks

The PHNA is hosting additional earth day cleanups in our parks and will have some trashbags and latex gloves available. A light lunch will be provided! Please sign up at the link above.

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