Meet the City of Madison Police Department Team

Over the next couple of weeks, the Madison West “police blotter” will be introducing you to the newest members of the West PD Team.  If you happen to see them out and about in the district, please introduce yourself and welcome them to the West District.

Technology Tip (Courtesy of the Madison Senior Center)

If you don’t back up your stuff – especially your data, photos, etc. – you are asking for trouble. Take advantage of auto-save functions of apps while you work.  Consider a full (or at least partial) system backup. You can utilize external hard-drives and cloud network backups.  Backups can be scheduled to occur while you sleep or are at work.  There are cloud backup services, such as Google Backup and Sync, Amazon Drive Storage and Carbonite, and stand-alone products such as NovaStor NovaBackup and Acronis Backup (PC) and Time Machine (Mac)


Mindful Moments: A Drop-In Meditation Group

Mon., Apr. 8, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Sequoya Library rooms A&B, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Mindfulness is the art of paying attention, of listening to your heart. Rather than worrying about the future or ruminating about the past, mindfulness can help you enjoy life more fully, effectively and peacefully. Join us when you can to learn simple mindfulness and meditation techniques that can be incorporated into your everyday routine to reduce your stress and increase your well-being. Experience in mindfulness or meditation is not necessary.

April Flowers: Origami with Ruthanne Bessman

Tue., Apr. 9, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Join master origami artist Ruthanne Bessman as she guides you in creating beautiful folded paper flowers for spring. The expertise and materials will be provided–just bring your creative energy!  Register for this event at

Meadowridge Library Pokemon GO Tournament

Wed., Apr. 10, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Meadowridge Library Room A, 5726 Raymond Rd.

Join us for a friendly Pokemon GO Tournament. All level of trainers welcomed.

Memorial High School Jazz Band & Percussion Ensemble

Wed., Apr. 10 7:30pm-8:30pm, Memorial High School

Urban Wildlife Management – Making Madison Wildlife-friendly

Thr., Apr. 11, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Alicia Ashman Library

Nearly 85% of Americans live in an urban environment. Increasingly, many wildlife species are also living in urban areas. Providing wildlife habitat in your yard and neighborhood can increase your property values, improve your mental and physical health, and is good for wildlife and pollinator species, among other benefits. This presentation will cover types of wildlife typically found in Madison, and easy, fun, and relatively cheap things you can do to attract wildlife to your yard and area. Free resources about urban wildlife management will be available.  David Drake is a Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Storytime for the Very Young

Fri., Apr. 12, 10:30am-11:15am, Meadowridge Library Community Room B

Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required. (For children ages 0-30 months)

Theresa Terrace Spring Event

Sat., Apr. 13 11:00am-1:00pm, Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center, 1409 Theresa Terrace

Join the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center in celebrating spring with a catered brunch, ongoing Easter egg hunt, raffle prizes, and a free family photo with the Easter Bunny.

Donuts with Dad

Sat., Apr. 13, 10:00am-11:00am

Saturday morning fun with stories, movies and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. Moms welcome, too.


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.