NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF APR 29

NEWS

MSCR Looking for volunteers for Learn 2 Ride events

‘MSCR is seeking volunteers for our annual Learn 2 Ride event where we teach kids how to ride a bike. This event teaches children and their adults easy, innovative techniques to get kids riding solo on two wheels! Kids learn to balance, pedal stop and steer on a closed course. We are expecting over 300 kids this year.

We need volunteers to make this happen. Volunteers work as helmet fitters, bike course trainers and bike mechanics. This is great for anyone who likes bikes, kids and/or being outdoors. We train all volunteers, no prior skills need. We have two dates, Sunday, May 5 at Memorial High School and Sunday, May 19 at Warner Park. All volunteers receive a t-shirt, snacks and a fun morning outside helping kids learn a new skill.’

Full volunteer information and sign up can be found here:

MSCR Learn 2 Ride Volunteer Sign-up

Nearby neighborhood garage sale dates:

PHNA members are welcome and encouraged to hold garage sales in association with nearby neighborhoods’ garage sale dates to take advantage of the potentially increased traffic opportunity:

Meadowood, May 3-4

Greentree, May 17-18

With Warmer weather on the way:

MPD West District reminds residents to lock cars and houses:

http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/west/blotter.cfm?Id=20923

…and the Fire Department has safety tips if you’re pulling out a grill:

https://www.cityofmadison.com/fire/news/getting-out-the-grill-remember-these-tips

PHNA Park Cleanups Rescheduled to May 4

In anticipation of wet conditions this weekend the PHNA Park cleanups were rescheduled to May 4. Look for it in this weeks’ events, below.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Attic Angel Lecture, ‘Kicking for Success’

Mon., Apr. 29, 10am, Attic Angel Place, 8301 Old Sauk Rd

With Taylor Mehlhaff, Special Teams Assistant, UW Badger Football

Joan & Bette, Bette & Joan

Tues., Apr. 30, 1:30-2:30pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 W Mifflin St

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/joan-bette-bette-joan

Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, iconic superstars of the silver screen from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and beyond, find themselves in purgatory…IN THE SAME BODY! Involved in a real and manufactured feud for most of their screen careers, the actresses defend their lives to the powers that be. Exhaustively researched, this innovative one-woman musical presents fourteen songs with hilarious lyrics. Fireworks! Written by & starring Jillann Gabrielle from Paradise Playhouse in Crystal Lake, IL. Free.

PHNA Board Meeting

Tues., 6pm, Meadowridge Library

Monthly meeting of the PHNA Board. Members welcome.

Read to a Dog

Wed., May 1, 4:30-5:30pm, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/read-dog-1199510

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

 

Artful Affair Gallery Opening Night

Fri., May 3, 4:30-8:30pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 W Mifflin St

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/artful-affair-gallery-night

An Artful Affair is an annual event put on by the Madison Senior Center showcasing the work of artists aged 55 and older. The artwork is displayed in the gallery on the second floor of the senior center for the month of May in celebration of Older Americans Month. Exhibit free and open to the public.

Rescheduled: PHNA cleanups at Lucy Lincoln and Pilgrim Parks

Sat., May 4, 12-1:30pm

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f48aaaf29a6fb6-earth

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

Sunday Jazz @ Sequoya – Ray Rideout Jazz Trio

Sun., May 5, 2-4pm, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/sunday-jazz-sequoya-ray-rideout-jazz-trio-1201026

The Ray Rideout Jazz Trio plays post-bop jazz, including compositions by Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, Oliver Nelson and John Coltrane, as well as standards from the Great American Songbook by Cole Porter, Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers and others.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friends of the Meadowridge Library Spring Book Sale

May 10-11