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NEWS

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The Elver Park Farmer’s Market is now open!  Every Saturday until September 16, 8:00am – 12:00pm

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There IS such a thing as a free lunch.  The MMSD Summer Food program provides FREE FOOD during the summer at more than 50 sites around town.  ALL kids 18 and younger eat FREE.  MondayFriday from June 19 – August 11.  At Elver Park, Lunch will be served from 12:00pm-12:45pm, and there will be a kickoff party 11AM-1PM on June 19th.  To find other MMSD Summer Food sites, go to mmsd.org/food, or text “food” to 877-877 .

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EVENTS

Mon., June 19 6:00pm-6:45pm

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Chess Club Lessons.  (Followed by regular Chess Club free play from 6:45pm-8:00pm).  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Tue., June 20 2:00pm-4:00pm

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Pop Up Puppet Performance.  Join Madison Public Librarians for an afternoon of fractured fairy tales! Giggle at these quirky takes on classic stories, sing songs, and laugh along with your librarians in this interactive performance. All ages welcome.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Wed., June 21  4:00-8:30 pm

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Make Music Madison.  Featuring a full range of music, including Hip-Hop, R&B, barbershop, pop, rock and jazz.  For the schedule, go to: MakeMusicMadison.org and click on listings.  Meadowood Park.  (The park is bounded by Leland Dr., Thrush Ln., and Balsam Rd.)

Wed., June 21 10:00am

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Transportation Opportunities For Seniors in Madison and Dane County.   The session will be held at Prairie Park Apartments, 6530 Schroeder Road. Free and open to the public, with free parking available.

Wed., June 21 6:00pm-8:00pm

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Fort Night – Summer Solstice Celebration.  Come camp out at the library! Join librarians for a spooky storytime around the campfire with s’mores and snacks. Then, go pitch your tent in the children’s section stacks to read books by flashlight. Please bring your own blankets and pillows for fort building, and flashlights. Supplies from the library will be limited.  Sequoya Library.

Thr., June 22 1:00pm-3:00pm

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Minecraft Club.  Bring your own device, or play with friends on our server. No account necessary, ages 17 and under.  Sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance.  Meadowridge Library.  Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries at http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Thr., June 22 4:30pm-6:00pm

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Crafting – Make a Pull Toy.  Make a fun pull toy! Participants will create a wheeled base, then? in a mini maker space, construct the top of the toy using upcycled materials, glue, and duct tape. Younger children may need some help from an adult. Registration began 6/8. Call 288-6160 or register at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=62843&ID=62843_   Meadowridge Library.

Thr., June 22 7:00pm-8:00pm

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Maximize Your Home’s Energy Efficiency.  The residential services manager at Madison Gas and Electric Company will discuss common mistakes that can increase your utility bill, smart thermostats and appliances, and real-time home electricity monitors.  He will also discuss incentives available from Focus on Energy, and your questions about your home’s energy use. All attendees will receive a free ENERGY-STAR qualified LED light bulb.  Register at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=64064&ID=64064_   Alicia Ashman Library.

Sat., June 24 11:00am-12:00pm

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Stuntology.  Keep your mind and body active by learning how to do ?”impossible” stunts? from Stuntologist, Sam Bartlett. Sam will teach you how to create stunts with simple objects. More information is available at http://stuntology.com. Registration would be helpful but not required. Call 288-6160 or register online at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=61614&ID=61614_  Meadowridge Library.

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COMING UP

​Learn To Workshops​.

The City of Madison Parks Division is sponsoring a series of “Learn To” workshops, covering everything from log rolling to stargazing, beginning in July.  Information is available at http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/events/learnto.cfm , including links to more details information about seach session.

​Outdoor Movies.  

The Parks Division is also sponsoring some outdoor movie showings.  While the first opportunity has already come and gone, more are coming up in July. 

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http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/events/movies/

NOTES
Stolen cars.  Car theft is increasing in the area.  Lock your cars, even in the driveway.  Do not put spare keys in the glove compartment (in case you forget to lock your car).  If you see an unfamiliar car parked in your neighborhood for a while, notify the police.  Stolen cars are also being dumped in our neighborhood.
 
Volunteer.  Community Connections is looking for volunteers for many volunteer jobs, contact Jan Karst for more information at jkarst@rsvpdane.org or 608-441-7891.  Here are examples:  work as a cashier, stocker, or unloading donated materials at the Habitat for Humanity Restore;  Deliver Mail and Flowers at St. Mary’s Hospital or help sort, label, or package food into family-friendly portions for distribution for Second Harvest Food Bank.
 
Elder Abuse Awareness Day is Thursday.  Events this week include: a program  on WORT’s Access Hour on Monday at 7:00pm and WPR’s Larry Mriller show on Tuesday at 11:00am.
 
EVENTS
Mon., June 12  6-7:30pm  Letterpress Workshop at the Meadowridge Library.  Come learn the centuries-old craft of letterpress printing at the library! Learn how to hand-set type and print your own custom message. No prior experience necessary, ages 14+. Registration required, visit: madisonbubbler.org to register.
 
Tuesdays and Thursdays noon-12:45  T’ai Chi.  At the Monona Terrace Rooftop Garden.   De-stress with gentle lake breezes. Free and open to the public.
 
Tues., June 13  6-7:30pm Winter is Coming at the Meadowridge Library.  A gathering for fans of Game of Thrones.  Come discuss the Game of Thrones books and TV seasons, one installment at a time. This month we’ll focus on season six, sharing theories and predictions for the seasons to come.  DVDs available for checkout now.
 
Wed., June 14 6:00pm-7:30pm  

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Real Answers on Renting.  A neighborhood forum on getting honest answers for renters.  Free meal and drawing for gift card.  Childcare provided.  At the Meadowridge Center Community Room, next to the Meadowridge Library.

 
Wed., June 14  6:00-7:30pm  Madison College South Campus Initiative Community Meeting.  This is the first community meeting to gather input for the new south campus.  At the Urban League Community room, 2222 South Park.
 
Thurs. June 15  5:30-7:30pm  Carts for Community at Meadowood Park. Every week different food carts will be coming to the park.  Costs are $5 or less with some vouchers available.  The event will also feature music, kid’s activities and some free produce.

Fri., June 16 4:00pm-6:00pm 

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SW Madison Neighborhood Juneteenth Celebration.  Bike parade, arts & crafts, music, good food.  Outside at 1409 Theresa Terrace, in front of the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center.  Kids bring bikes.

 
Sat., June 17 10am-5pm  Mad City Vegan Fest.  FREE event at the Allianz Energy Center.  Speakers, cooking demonstrations, exhibitors, prizes and free food samples.
 
Sat., June 17 4-10pm  FUN Free Day at Madison Dog ParksBring your licensed* dog to any of the 26 on-leash and on-path parks or one of the 8 off-leash dog parks for FREE!  For a list of the parks. http://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/fun-free-day-in-madison-dog-parks 
 
Sun. June 18  Happy Fathers’ Day
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Wed., June 21  4:00-8:30 pm  Make Music Madison.  At Meadowood Park.  Featuring a full range of music, including Hip-Hop, R&B, barbershop, pop, rock and jazz.  For the schedule, go to: MakeMusicMadison.org and click on listings.

EVENTS

Tue., June 6 12:00pm-1:00pm

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West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches.  Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The meal is served atnoon and participants must arrive on time. The suggested minimum donation is $4.00 but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. Transportation to the meal is available with an additional $1.00 donation. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding day by calling 238-0196.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Tue., June 6 6:00pm-8:00pm

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Table Top Game Night.  Meadowr​id​ge Library has a ton of tabletop games, just waiting to be played!

Tue., June 6 6:00pm-7:30pm

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Falk School Open House.

Wed., June 7 10:00am

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Bike Club.  Join other like-minded retired bike enthusiasts each Wednesday morning.  Bikers meet at the Senior Center (lower level) and collectively decide on the day’s route. Not sure where your fitness level lands with others? Come and find those who fit your level and style, and create a breakoff group. The beauty of this setup is the flexibility. Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

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Wed., June 7 3:30pm-5:00pm

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Chess Club.  Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.  Meadowridge Library.

Thr., June 8 6:00pm-8:00pm

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Literacy Network – Improve reading, writing and computer skills.  Meadowridge Library.

Thr., June 8.
No more pencils, no more books….  Thursday is the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL.

Fri., June 9 3:00pm-6:00pm

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Madison Writing Assistance:  General and Job-Related Writing Help.  Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind.  Call 266-6385 to make a 45-minute appointment.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Sat., June 10 10:00am-12:00pm

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Elver Park Farmer’s Market.    Grand Opening!  http://www.madwest.org/farmers-market.html

Sat., June 10 10:00am-11:00am

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Tech + Tinker.  Join in on the tech based maker programs! Play with techie toys, code an app, or explore more fun activities. Check online or call the Sequoya Library to find out each day’s theme. For kids ages 7-12.

Sat., June 10 1:00pm-3:00pm

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Saturdays with the Bubbler: Wood Cut Charms.  Create and design your own wooden charm to add to our community chain at the library! Artists of all ages will be able to draft a wooden charm, see it cut out before their eyes on a bandsaw (at the library! Safety goggles provided…) and decorate their unique piece to add to this community art project.    Sequoya Library.

COMING UP

Wed., June 14 6:00pm-7:30pm  

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Real Answers on Renting.  A neighborhood forum on getting honest answers for renters.  Free meal and drawing for gift card.  Childcare provided.  At the Meadowridge Center Community Room, next to the Meadowridge Library.

Fri., June 16 4:00pm-6:00pm 

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SW Madison Neighborhood Juneteenth Celebration.  Bike parade, arts & crafts, music, good food.  Outside at 1409 Theresa Terrace, in front of the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center.  Kids bring bikes.

NEWS
MSCR does not do door-to-door solicitations.  So, if someone is soliciting in your neighborhood for MSCR, do not give them any money.  If you have additional questions, you can contact the West Police District.
 
Madison offers program to save on solar instillation.  This summer, the City’s MadiSUN program is offering a special Solar Group Buy program to help residents save money and install rooftop solar panels together. The group buy simplifies the installation process and lowers costs by working with a pre-qualified, vetted solar company that offers a competitive group price.Plus, MadiSUN is offering a Solar Energy Loan with a low, fixed interest rate and flexible repayment terms on solar loans up to $20,000.  Visit Madisunsolar.com to learn more.
 
EVENTS
Mon., May 29  Memorial Day Events:
9:30 am  Monona Memorial Parade at Monona-Grove High School
12:15 pm  Fitchburg Memorial Day Program, Fitchburg Senior and Community Center
1:00 pm  Memorial Day Celebration by Veterans for Peace.  Gates of Heaven in James Madison Park
2:00 pm American Legion at Sunset Gardens, Mineral Point Road.
(Time to hang out your flag)
 
Tues., May 30 1-2 pm  Native Americans in Wisconsin Today.  Madison Senior Center (330 West Mifflin).
 
Tue., May 30 3:00pm-5:00pm

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Rap Sessh.   During this series of weekly after school music production and branding workshops with Rob Dz, teen participants will be challenged to tell their story through poetry, lyrics and music.  Meadowridge Library.

 
Wed., May 31  10:30 am Getting the Most Out of Your Smart Phone. At the Fitchburg Senior Center. Call 270-4290 to reserve a space.  Free.
 
Thurs., June 1 9:30-11:30 am Bridge Instruction.  Three sessions begin June 1. $25 for the series.  Call 270-4290 to register and pay.  
 
Thurs., June 1 2:00-3:15 pm The Last Painting of Sarah de Vos,  novel by Dominic Smith. Afternoon book discussion at the Alicia Ashman Library.  
 
Thurs., June 1.  7-9pm   Concerts on the Rooftop at Monona Terrace.  Free.    The Screaming’ Cucumbers, Milwaukee’s Favorite Cover Band. Capacity limited.  Go to communityevents@mononaterrace.com.
 
Sat., June 4 10:30 – 2:00 pm  The World Quizzing Championships at the Sequoya Library.  This is a written challenge taken simultaneously around the world. It consists of 240 questions across a wide variety of subjects and is available in a number of languages. For adults.  More info at http://www.worldquizzingchampionships.com.  Registration required; email to madisonquiz@gmail.com to sign up to participate at the Sequoya Library location.
 

Sat., June 4  1:30-2:30pm  Book Signing and Discussion at the Alicia Ashman Library.

Wisconsin author Alex Bledsoe​, ​author of the Tufa novels (The Hum and the Shiver, Wisp of a Thing, Long Black Curl, Chapel of Ease and Gather Her Round), as well as the Eddie La Crosse series (The Sword-Edged Blonde, Burn Me Deadly, Dark Jenny, Wake of the Bloody Angel and He Drank, and Saw the Spider), the Firefly Witch ebook chapbooks, and two “vampsloitation” novels set in 1975 Memphis (Blood Groove and The Girls with Games of Blood).​

 
UPCOMING EVENTS​ 
Wed., June 7 10:00 am  Bike Club.  Meets at the Fitchburg Senior Center lower level.  This is the first meeting of the summer.  Questions, call David at 270-4292.
Sat., June 10  8 – noon.  Elver Park Farmers’ Market.  Veggies, meats, pastry, table with health and other info.

NEWS

Volunteers wanted to deliver Prairie Hills newsletter.  As part of our membership drive, we ask for volunteers for newsletter delivery during June.  This year we have reduced the lists so that no one should have more than 20 contacts to make.  If you are interested, please reply to this newsletter or email gkmeyer68@gmail.com

Did You Know:  Did you know about LINKCat?  LINKCat is the online Library system for the South Central Library System, including the Madison Public Library.  You can make and cancel book reservations, download eBooks and audio books, and more.  On a PC or a MAC, you can visit www.linkcat.info.  For mobile devices you can visit m.linkcat.info, or install the app. from the App Store or Google Play.  You access LinkCAT using your library card number and a password (PIN).

EVENTS

Mon., May 22 3:00pm-4:00pm
Maker Monday.  Explore hands-on artistic, creative, and techie tools for building, creating, and playing, with a different focus each week. Flex your tinkering brain muscles with new inventions, problems, and puzzles. Drop-in and stay as long as you like. For kids ages 7 – 12, supervised younger siblings welcome.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Tue., May 23 4:00pm-5:30pm
Pokemon Club.  Do you love Pokémon? Learn to play during the first 15 minutes, and then compete against other kids!  Sequoya Library.

Wed., May 24 3:00pm-5:00pm
Meadowridge Minecraft Club.  Grab your friends and come to library for multiplayer Minecraft action. Bring your own computer, or use one of ours. No account necessary.  Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft  Meadowridge Library.

Wed., May 24 3:30pm-5:00pm
Meadowridge Chess Club.  Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.  Meadowridge Library.

Thr., May 25 10:00am-11:00am
Sensory Science.  Come and explore your five senses with these exploratory science programs designed for younger learners who are just discovering the world and the science. Registration required for each week at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=60058&ID=60058_ , or call 824-1780.    Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Thr., May 25 6:15pm-7:30pm
Latino Heritage Night at Huegel School.  Food, fun, crafts. Traditional dances.

Thr., May 25 6:00pm-7:00pm
Community Dinner at the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center. All welcome.  Free.

Sat., May 27 1:30pm-3:30pm
Library LEGO Club.  Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation! Families/all ages.  Sequoya Library.

COMING UP

Sun., July 16 Ride the Drive.  Registration is now open for volunteers.  Get the details at
https://my.cityofmadison.com/emaillists/redirect.cfm?ID=148734&MID=36697&LID=23

HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY!
NOTES
Community Garden Spaces Available. The Meadowood Kietzke Community Garden at Meadowood Baptist Church has some spaces available. There are a total of 14 plots and they are looking for some new gardeners.  Plots are 20 x 20 and could be shared by two families if preferred. Email Nancy.howard67@yahoo.com.
 
Brush collection.  The city is finishing the Monday district brush collection and should get toTuesday and Wednesday this week.  Put your brush out on the terrace for collection.
 
Wanted:  Newsletter writer for every other week for the Prairie Hills newsletter.  We would love some help.  If you are interested, just respond to this email.
 
Hearing Aid Recycling Program.  The UWSHC Hearing Aid Recycling program (HARP) provides free or low-cost reconditioned behind-the-ear hearing aids and other services.  The clinic sees one to two new HARP recipients per month.  The program is designed for people without financial resources to obtains hearing aids.  For more info, call 890-1504 or email HARP@csd.wisc.edu.
 
EVENTS
Mon., May 15 10:30-11:30am  Sensory Science.  At the Meadowridge Library. Come and explore your five senses with these exploratory science programs designed for younger learners who are just discovering the world.  For preschoolers.  Register by calling 288-6160 or online. Registration began 4/25. 
 
Mon., May 15  6:15pm Prairie Hills Board Meeting.  Meadowridge Library, Blue Room.  Discussions around membership drive, city plans for reducing violence, housing options and ice cream socials.  
 
Tues., May 16  Indoor Pickle Ball.  Every Tuesday and Thursday at the Fitchburg Senior Center.  Advanced play 8:30-10:30am.  Beg/Intermed.  10:30am-12:30pm.   Open play 1:00-3:00pm in the upper level.
 
Tues. May 16 2:00-6:00pm Madison Police Department Appreciation and Open House–West District (1710 Mckenna).  Refreshments galore.  Everyone welcome.
 
Tues., May 2 3:00-5:00pm Rap Sessh at Meadowridge Library.  Local musician, Rob Dz, is passionate about words, and the power held in the words we choose. After school music production and personal branding workshops. Teens will be challenged to tell their story through poetry, lyrics and music. Grades 6-12.
 
Wed., May 17  11:30am,  Celebrating Older Americans Month.  Seniors 90 and older will be recognized with a group photo and gift.  Lunch served at noon followed by Fitchburg Singers.  At the Fitchburg Senior Center.  Call 270-4290 at least one day in advance.  If 90 or older, please let them know when you make your reservation.
 
Thurs., May 18 6:30-7:30pm  Meadowridge Book Club.  A discussion of the MARCH trilogy by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.  The MARCH trilogy is a black and white graphic novel memoir about the Civil Rights Movement, told from the perspective of US Congressman John Lewis. All three titles have received numerous awards.

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Copies available for checkout now!

 
Sat., May 20  9:00am-1:00pm eRecycling at Marc (805 Forward Drive).  Take your electronics for recycling–TV’s. cell phones, computers, etc.
 
Sat., May 20  Noon-3:00pm.  Fun Fair at Falk School.  Food, games, prizes and a client auction.  Help raise funds for school activities and trips.  
 
COMING UP
Thurs., May 25  6:15-7:30pm  Latino Heritage Night at Huegel School.  Food, fun, crafts. Traditional dances. Free.
 
Thurs., May 25   6-7:00pm  Community Dinner at the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center. All welcome.  Free.
 
Thursdays starting June 1.  7-9pm   Concerts on the Rooftop at Monona Terrace.  Free.  Lots of band for dancing and fun.  Capacity limited.  Go to communityevents@mononaterrace.com.
 
Starting June 3, Double Dollars at many farmers’ markets.  For more info, to to wwww.cacscw.org/ebt/php.

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