Madison Beaches are Now Open

The City of Madison does water quality testing Memorial Day – Labor Day (but always take a look at the water yourself – conditions can change quickly).  For more information, see:


Chess Clubs

  • Mon., June 3 6:00pm-6:45pm Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd. (Lessons)

  • Mon., June 3 6:45pm-8:00pm Alicia Ashman Library (Free / Open Play)

  • Tue., June 4 4:30pm-6:00pm Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd (Kid’s Chess Club)

  • Tue., June 4 6:00pm-8:00pm Sequoya Library (All Ages)

  • Wed., June 5 3:30pm-5:00pm Meadowridge Library (5726 Raymond Rd.)

Alicia Ashman Library:  Open to all Ages and Skill Levels (children under 8 years old need to be accompanied by an adult).

Meadowridge Library: Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

West Madison Senior Lunches
(Sponsored by West Madison Senior Center)

Tue.-Thr., June 4-6 12:00pm-1:00pm Meadowridge Library, Rooms A & B

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8

No-Bake Creme Pie with Chef Paul Tseng

Wed., June 5 6:15pm-7:45pm, Meadowridge Library

Learn step-by-step instructions about making no-bake creme pies for hot summer days. Register online or call 608-288-6160.

Meet & Greet:  Our Neighborhood:  A Safe and Beautiful Place

Thr., June 6 5:00pm-7:00pm, Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 5701 Raymond Rd.

Come out and meet the members of these organizations to learn more, sign-up, or volunteer to become a mentor.
For more information, contact via email: Stephanie “at”
The following organizations are implementing mentoring:

  • Families and Schools Together (FAST) – Wisconsin Youth Company.  For middle school aged youth and their families.
  • Project SOAR – 100 Black Men of Madison.  Group mentoring for middle and high school aged youth.
  • Dear Diary – Charles Houston Hamilton Institute.  Group mentoring for high school aged girls.
  • Healing Power of Hip Hop – Rape Crisis Center.  Individual mentoring for middle and high school aged youth.
  • Intentional Mentoring – Intentional Mentoring Inc.  Individual mentoring for middle and high school aged youth

Drop-In Basic Computer Help – Thursdays

Thr., June 6 4:00pm-6:00pm Meadowridge Library

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online  forms, etc.

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Fri., June 7 3:00pm-6:00pm Sequoya Library

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Writing Your Family Memoir with Jen Rubin

Sat., June 8 10:00a,-11:30am, Meadowridge Library

In this 90 minute workshop, Jen Rubin will discuss her process of writing a family memoir that centered around the small business her family owned for 80 years. Jen will talk about how to balance 3 generations, deal with thorny family issues, and how to include enough history and sociology to inform the story but not so much that the central story is overwhelmed. Jen is a skilled storyteller and brought an oral storytelling approach to her writing. This will be an interactive workshop with a mixture of presentation, storytelling, Q & A, and small group work.


56 Strategies for Thriving in Later Life

Mon., June 10 1:00pm-2:00pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin St.

Dr. Don Ardell returns to the Senior Center to describe 56 tips from his new book “Not Dead Yet” (NDY). The 18 senior triathlon champions interviewed for the book demonstrate the importance of discipline, perspective, a sense of humor, the value of a REAL wellness lifestyle based on reason, exuberance, athleticism and liberty and the need to focus on the bright spots of life remaining, not physical or other inevitabilities of decline.