Leaf and Yard Waste Collection update:

Prairie Hills south of Raymond Road is listed as ‘Pickup Pending’ and crews will be arriving to collect leaves and yard waste soon. North of Raymond Road has been completed for the current round but additional rounds are planned.

See the schedule at

Reminder: Park Cleanups on April 27

A city-run event will be held at Elver and PHNA-run cleanups will occur at Pilgrim and Lucy Lincoln. See ‘Upcoming Events’, below.


Avoiding Scams & Protecting Personal Information

Mon., Apr. 15, 10-11am, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

There are so many scams out there that it’s hard to know who to trust. However, there are some precautions you can take to be less of a target. Learn about which steps to take, what are the most prevalent scams, and what do if you are a victim. Our presenter is a manager from a local bank. Free.

Toddler Art Class

Mon., Apr. 15, 10:45-11:30am, Sequoya Library

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or “messy” clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 months and up. Registration is first-come, first-served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program.

Snowbirds in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Mon., Apr. 15, 7-8:30pm, Sequoya Library

For the past twenty or so winters, Jim and Charlotte Burns have been visiting Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Initially for only a week or two while they were working; now for two months at a time since they retired. Learn about why they chose Puerto Vallarta, and travel along with them as they share photos and stories about attractions such as open air markets, colonial towns, restored ruins, botanical gardens, birding and more.

Edvard Grieg Chorus of Madison

Wed., Apr. 17, 12:30pm, Fitchburg Community Center

Founded in 1925, the Chorus mission is to preserve and share the choral music and traditions Norwegian immigrants brought with them from Norway. The Edvard Grieg Chorus is an all-male choral ensemble that performs Norwegian, Sacred, and secular choral pieces.


Wed., Apr. 17, 1:30-3:30pm, Alicia Ashman Library

From BBC Earth Films, the studio that brought you Earth, comes the sequel – an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world over the course of one single day. Free and open to the public.

Knitting at the Library

Thurs., Apr. 18, 3-4:30pm, Meadowridge Library

Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 7 must have an adult present.

LGBT Senior Alliance Spring Social

Thur., Apr. 18, 6-8pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

Michelle Citron – Film, Video, Multimedia Artist, Scholar and Author. Michelle’s work is internationally known and has been shown in many museums. Her films and interactive narratives are distributed worldwide and are part of the permanent collections of over two hundred universities and museums. We will view two of her short documentaries: Leftovers (2014) An experimental documentary about two women who lived together in Chicago for almost fifty years; and Lives: Visible (2017) An essay/documentary of 2000 snapshots taken over four decades by a close group of lesbian friends.

Shredfest 2019

Fri., Apr 19, 10am-3pm. Sat., Apr. 20, 9am-12pm. Access Information Management Westside, 3700 Commerce Drive

Free confidential shredding to the general public and small businesses. Cash donations are welcome and will benefit Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin

Community Egg Hunt

Sat., Apr. 20, 9am-12pm, Huegel-Jamestown Park

Pancake breakfast, egg hunt, games, activities & a visit by the Easter Bunny sponsored by Chapel Valley Church. Free.

Jelly Rolls with Chef Krista Hefty

Sat., Apr. 20 3:00pm-5:00pm, Meadowridge Library Community Rooms A and B

Learn how to make and roll a jelly roll with Chef Krista. Find out the many ways these cakes can be used. Register online at

or call 288-6160.


Artful Affair Dropoff & Gallery Nights

Tue., Apr. 23 9am-3pm (Drop Off Art)

Fri., May 3 (Gallery Night)

An Artful Affair is an opportunity for Dane County artists to display their artwork and compete for cash prizes. Enter works in watercolor, pastels, oils, ink/pencil, chalk, acrylics or mixed media. Limited space available for small sculpture or ceramics. Maximum size for hanging art of 3’x3’. All entries must be dropped off on Tuesday, April 23 between 9 am and 3 pm. The Artful Affair is open to all artists age 55+ who have a residence in Dane County. The Opening Show will be part of Madison’s Gallery Night on Friday, May 3. Call 266-6581 for a brochure, or visit

to print an entry form.

Earth Day Challenge

Sat., Apr. 27, 10-12pm

Celebrate 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:

PHNA cleanups at Lucy Lincoln and Pilgrim Parks

Sat., Apr. 27, 12-1:30pm

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.