Spring Break Crime Prevention Tips

In the coming weeks, students from the Madison Metropolitan School District and UW-Madison will be among those on Spring Break, heading to beaches and other (hopefully warmer) vacation destinations.  Empty homes, apartments, and condos can be targets for opportunistic criminals, and with that in mind, MPD would like to offer some burglary prevention tips, available at:


Madison Schools Spring Break Begins

Mon., Mar. 25 – Fri., Apr. 1

NEW – Preschool Storytime Chefs

Mon, Mar. 25 10:30am-11:15am, Meadowridge Library Room B, Raymond Rd.

Start off with a short storytime and Kids Chef, Chef Lily, will teach everyone how to make storytime related snacks. Children will need adult assistance. Register online at: or call 288-6160.

West Madison Senior Lunches

Tue., Mar. 26 through Thr. Mar. 28 12:00pm-1:00pm

Sponsored by the West Madison Senior Center.  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

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.

Storytime for the Very Young

Fri., Mar. 29 10:30am-11:15am

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


Brush Collection Begins Monday, April 1

There are usually also one or two yard waste collections done during the Spring, then a pause until Fall.


Tuesday, Apr. 2nd

Contested Elections include Wisconsin Supreme Court, Madison Mayor, Alders, and three school district seats.

Fitchburg Senior Center Annual Pancake Breakfast.

Sun., Apr. 7 8:00am-12:00pm, Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

$10 Adults / $5 Children up to 10 years.  Scrambled Eggs—Sausage—Pancakes—Apple Sauce—Juice—Coffee will be served.

Lunch for Libraries featuring Celest Ng

Wed., May 15, Monona Terrace

Lunch for Libraries is a fundraiser for the Wisconsin Book Festival, being promoted by the Madison Public Library Foundation.  Tables of eight and individual tickets are on sale for Lunch for Libraries, which will take place May 15 at Monona Terrace.  Enjoy an elegant lunch, then a talk by New York Times best-selling author Celeste Ng, whose hit novel, Little Fires Everywhere, was Amazon’s #2 best fiction book of 2017. You’ll receive a free copy of Little Fires Everywhere, and are invited to stay after the talk to meet Ng and get your book signed.

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