NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF MAY 20

NEWS

Neighborhood Indicators Project (NIP)

A new set of data (2018 Edition) has been added to the City of Madison’s Neighborhood Indicators Project (NIP)—a tracking system with trend data going back to 2008.  This new data is located on NIP’s revamped website with improved organization and new variables.  Users can explore trends, create custom reports, and download the full dataset.  For more information, see https://madison.apl.wisc.edu/

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Financial Literacy Series Part 3:  Power of Attorney vs. Payable on Death

Mon., May 20 10:00am-11:15am, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

Victoria Davis, manager with Associated Bank, and an attorney from Boardman, Clark & May will be explaining what power of attorney and payable on death really mean, and why it is important that you know the difference. As difficult as it is, these are things that you want to have in writing before you actually need them.

Knitting Groups:

Tue., May 21 1:00pm-4:00pm, Sequoya Library Meeting Room A, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.
Thr., May 23 3:00pm-4:30pm, Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Rd.

Sequoya: Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice!
Meadowridge: Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 7 must have an adult present.

Declining with Dementia: A presentation for caregivers by Agrace

Tue., May 21 6:30pm-7:30pm, Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

How do you provide quality of life for your patient when they can no longer effectively communicate? How can you help a family make peace with their loved one not knowing them anymore? This training covers what to expect in the last stage of dementia, strategies to address common behaviors, ways to enhance quality of life, and how to support families of patients with dementia at end of life. The training will not discuss disease progression or medication management of dementia.

Meadowridge Library Anime Club

Wed., May 22 5:30pm-7:30pm, Meadowridge Library Study Room A

Join us to watch and discuss Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba. We will be comparing the Japanese drama vs. the anime.

Memorial High School All Orchestras Concert

Wed., May 22  7:30pm

Children’s Mental Health Crises – Community Conversation

Thr., May 23 6:30pm-8:30pm, Sequoya Library Meeting Rooms A & B

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI Dane County is hosting a community conversation on mental health crises in children and youth. A panel of local experts will discuss prevention and intervention. The panel will answer questions about how families can obtain resources to support their childrens’ mental health, as well as community supports available in a crisis. Small group discussions will follow in which community members can learn more and talk with experts about how to improve local supports for children and youth with mental health challenges.

Downsizing Your Stuff:  Planning Ahead

Thr., May 23 1:00pm, Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

Whether you have three to five years, six months, or need to move right now, come to the “Downsizing With Ease” seminar.  You will learn downsizing tips, what sells, and how to sell it. Also, learn about the ups and downs of reducing stuff and relieving stress. Marianne Gariti, owner of Moving Forward, will offer advice, answer questions and help guide your concerns to acceptable solutions. Ruth Domack, First Weber, Inc. will explain the current real estate market, how to prepare your home for sale, and address the concept of “staging”. Sara Sigl, Community Relations Director of The Waterford in Fitchburg, will help guide you through the maze of senior housing options, costs and payment methods. Call to reserve. 270-4290.

Toki Middle School Choir Concert

Thr., May 23 7:00pm

Yoga Sprouts

Fri., May 24 9:30am-10:15am, Sequoya Library Meeting Rooms A & B
Fri., May 24 10:30am-11:15am, same location

Children ages 2-5 years and their caregivers are invited to join Yoga Sprouts Instructor, Katie Muschlewski for a fun family class! Please bring a towel or yoga mat for yourself and your child. Registration recommended. Drop-ins taken as there is space available.

Registration links:
9:30:   http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=78353
10:30:  http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=78357

Donuts with Dads*

Sat., May 25 10:00am-11:00am, Sequoya Library Meeting Rooms A & B

Saturday morning fun with stories, songs, crafts, and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. *Moms, Grandparents and other super important people welcome, too! No registration necessary.

Disc Golf

Sat., May 25, Elver and Hiestand Parks

The Elver and Hiestand disc golf courses are now open for the season. On Saturday, May 25 play all day for free – no permit required.  For more information, see http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/calendar/free-disc-golf-day-0

UPCOMING EVENTS

MEMORIAL DAY

Mon., May 27

Free Golf Instruction

Sat., June 1 12:00pm-1:00pm Yahara Hills Golf Course
Sat., June 15 12:00pm-1:00pm  Monona Golf Course
Sat., July 6 12:00pm-1:00pm  Odana Hills Golf Course

Free Instruction Saturday at Golf Madison Parks!  Madison Parks Professional Staff and Sue Shapcott of Change Golf Instruction are hosting “Free Instruction Saturdays” at the City of Madison Golf Courses. These one-hour classes, held from 12-1pm on scheduled Saturdays, cover topics such as putting, short game, iron play, hybrids, woods, drivers as well as understanding how your swing mechanics affect ball flight. All ages and skill levels welcome! Classes are free to attend; no registration is required and includes the use of clubs and balls during the class.  For more information, see http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/golf/eventsoutings.cfm