NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF JAN 28

NEWS

Record Cold Weather on Tap

Record cold weather is forecast to descend on our area this week, with highs on Wednesday topping out below ten below zero (actual temperature, not just windchill).   Pets should be kept indoors, and it would not hurt to check up on people you know to be vulnerable this week.

Dane County Humane Society Wildlife Center Volunteer Opportunities

The DHCS at 5132 Voges Road is looking for volunteers to serve in Wildlife Assistant and Wildlife Receptionist roles.  Wildlife Assistants provide care for sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.  Receptionists assist with phone calls and community members bringing in wild patients.  Must be at least 18 years old, and commit to one regular 2 to 4 hour shift each week through October 15th.  Apply at www.giveshelter.org .  For general inquiries, contact Jackie Sandburg at jsandberg@giveshelter.org

Community Development Funds Survey

The City of Madison and Dane County are seeking input on where to focus the housing and community development funds our local government will receive during the next five years (2020-2024). The city and county are starting a process called the Consolidated Plan, which will determine how the funds will be spent.  Funding is focused on four general areas:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Economic/Business Development
  • Neighborhoods
  • Access to Resources

Activities must generally benefit low- and moderate-income persons. Citizen participation is a vital step in determining community needs, and your input will assist in determining where we should focus our efforts.  The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please click on one of these links to participate in the survey:

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Preschool Storytime

Mon., Jan. 28 10:30am-11:15am, Meadowridge Library Community room B, Raymond Rd.

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop pre-reading skills like print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Daycares, groups and siblings always welcome.

Knitting Groups

Tue., Jan. 29 1:00pm-4:00pm, Sequoya Library Meeting Room A, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice!

Wed., Jan. 31 3:00pm-4:30pm, Meadowridge Library

Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 7 must have an adult present.

Rich Bauman Folk Songs and Old Classics

Tue., Jan. 29 1:00pm-2:00pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

Singer, musician and storyteller Rich Baumann returns to entertain us with folk songs and old classics that you know and love.  Sing along or just sit back and listen.

Chess Club

Wed., Jan. 30 5:30pm-7:00pm, Meadowridge Library Study Room A

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

Winter Reading

Thr., Jan. 31 4:00pm-6:00pm Meadowridge Library Study Room A

Enjoy reading with community volunteers! Intended for school aged children who would like to practice their reading skills.

Collaborative Gaming

Fri., Feb. 1 3:30pm-5:30pm, Meadowridge Library Study Room A

Come play Minecraft, Roblox and more!

DaneNet Computer / Mobile Device Fix It Clinic

Sat., Feb 2 1:00pm-4:00pm, Meadowridge Library Community Room A

Device Fix IT clinics are to repair and support computers and hardware owned by households without the means to fix them. Adults can bring in their devices (smart phone, desktop, tower, laptop, etc.) and DANEnet staff and volunteers will fix and clean the devices.  If your computer or laptop is slow, not working, or seems to have a virus, bring it in for free tech support!  Volunteers will teach valuable repair skills, answer questions, and give technical advice about your device.  First come, first served. Labor is FREE. Volunteers can offer advice on purchasing parts online or at local repair stores.  Bring your laptop, and/or desktop tower and power cord. Volunteers will help with computers, smartphones and tablets.

WINTER FESTIVALS

Madison Winter Festival at Elver Park

Sat., Feb 2 – Sun., Feb. 3, Elver Park

Several events for kids, families and even competitive events are scheduled.  http://www.winter-fest.com/

Frozen Assets Winter Festival

Fri., Feb. 1 – Sun., Feb. 3, The Edgewater Hotel and nearby venues.

The Frozen Assets Festival is a free, family-friendly event held at The Edgewater Hotel on the North end of Wisconsin Ave.  There are several FREE family-friendly activities all weekend long. Try a new winter skill, or sit back and watch the fun!
https://cleanlakesalliance.org/frozen-assets/

UW Alumni Park Winter Carnival Family Fun

Sat., Feb. 2  Alumni Park, 724 Langon St.

Join Badgers of all ages for an afternoon of family-friendly, winter-themed activities. This is a great chance to get out and experience Alumni Park in winter as you enjoy a mini-hockey shootout and snowsuit-friendly outdoor yoga. Then, head inside One Alumni Place to warm up with winter-themed storytelling, art activities, and refreshments.  For more information, see https://www.alumnipark.com/event/winter-carnival-family-fun/

Wisconsin Union’s Winter Carnival

Thr., Jan. 31 – Sun., Feb. 3, Wisconsin Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St.

The Wisconsin Union Directorate, Wisconsin Hoofers and other campus partners challenge you to embrace the cold and go play outside!  When you need to warm up a bit, head inside for hot chocolate and food specials!  (Some events require tickets.  Please see individual event pages for more information).
https://union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/special-events/wintercarnival/

UPCOMING EVENTS

Madison Public Library Wizards in Wonderland

Sun., Feb 24 10:00am, Madison Public Library 201 W. Mifflin St.

New this year, Madison Public Library Foundation invites you to attend our first annual Wizards in Wonderland — a whimsical and family-friendly celebration of wizards and magic — at Central Library on Sunday, February 24!

Grab your broomstick and join us for activities, including:

  •     Wizard-themed crafts and games for kids — slime, wands, bookmarks and more!
  •     Live Quidditch demonstration by the UW Quidditch team
  •     Enchanting animals from the Dane County Humane Society
  •     Face painting with Monroe Street Arts Center
  •     Unique raffle items for the whole family to enjoy

This winter celebration benefits Madison Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, which is dedicated to keeping kids reading and learning all summer long.
https://mplfoundation.org/events/view/wizards-in-wonderland

Badger Cafe with Chris Borland

Thursday, Feb. 21  6:00pm-8:00pm  One Alumni Place, 650 N. Lake St.

Join the conversation with Chris Borland ’13 and Chad McGehee from UW–Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds, who were featured in the Winter 2018 issue of On Wisconsin magazine. Borland, once a Badger and San Francisco 49ers football star player, left the game because of concerns for his brain health. Learn more about Borland’s journey, along with his and McGehee’s work with the Center for Healthy Minds. The conversation will be moderated by film producer John Roach ’77.

NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF JAN 21

NEWS

Final round of holiday tree collection begins Jan 22.

Trees placed to the curb on or before January 22, 2019 will likely be collected prior to February 8, 2019, depending on weather conditions. Placing a tree to the curb for collection after January 22, 2019 means your tree may not be picked up until regular brush collection begins in the spring.

Collection rules and drop off sites are listed at:

https://www.cityofmadison.com/residents/winter/residents/tree.cfm

It’s not too late to license pets

‘It’s never too late to get pets licensed. The 2019 pet license year runs from January 1st to December 31st. It is a yearly requirement to license all dogs kept in Madison and Dane County that are 5 months or older. It is also a requirement in Madison and in most cities and villages in Dane County to license cats.’

http://www.cityofmadison.com/news/its-not-too-late-to-license-pets

Interested in getting involved with the Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association?

We’re looking for new board members. Email prairiehillsneighborhoodassn@gmail.com if interested!

Prairie Hills Neighborhood Pie Social

Join us February 16th from 1:30-2:30 pm for our annual winter pie social at the Meadowridge Neighborhood Center Community Room (in between the library and neighborhood center). Come eat pie, say hi to neighbors, vote for your favorite pie, and eat more pie!

As usual, the association will supply plenty of pies and ice cream to eat. But this year we’d love to highlight all the baking talent in the neighborhood. So if you like to bake pies, get your rolling pins out and bring your best pie showstopper. And yes, there will be a prize for the crowd favorite.

For more information or if you’d like to bring a pie, please contact Sarah Kirk at kirkysarah@yahoo.com

EVENTS THIS WEEK

MLK Jr. Day

Mon., Jan 21

No School, Libraries closed, City Offices closed, no Garbage/Recycling collection

Attic Angel Lecture Series: The history of the Madison Hat Ladies: Heartwarming stories about homeless Kids

Mon., Jan 21, Coffee at 10am, Lecture at 10:30am, Attic Angel Place, 8301 Old Sauk Road

https://www.atticangel.org/events-news/continuing-education

Ice Skating Lessons for Kids

Starting January 21, Elver and Tenney ice rinks.

Register at http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/events/IceSkatingLessons.cfm

Adult Board Game Night

Wed., Jan 23, 6:30-8pm, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/adult-board-game-night-1197645

Adults of all ages and abilities are invited to socialize, snack and enjoy classic board games at this monthly meeting hosted by Living Our Visions (LOV-Dane) in partnership with the Sequoya Library.

SAIL Winter Luncheon: ‘Opening Doors’

Thurs. Jan. 24, Blackhawk Country Club, 3606 Blackhawk Dr., Doors at 11:30am, Lunch at Noon

$20 members, $22 non-members, sliding fee, transportation available on request

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi will share an update on county matters including the work he has done for the community to open new doors, such as partnerships with schools, efforts to improve equity and access to opportunities for all, and increasing funding for affordable housing. Register by calling SAIL at 230-4321 or online at www.sailtoday.org

 

Hammersley-Theresa Neighborhood Resource Team Meeting

Thurs., Jan. 24, 12:30-2pm, Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center

 

Read to a Dog

Thurs., Jan. 24, 4-5:30pm Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/read-dog-1198290

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

Dairyland Cowboys and Cowgirls Country Dancing

Thurs., Jan. 24, 6-8pm, Madison Senior Center

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/dairyland-cowboys-and-cowgirls

LGBT Senior Alliance Winter Social – Open to Everyone! Since 1993, Dairyland Cowboys and Cowgirls has hosted scores of country dances with instruction. All dances are taught at the beginning and advanced level. Active participation in all aspects of instruction and events is encouraged. Come prepared to be entertained and have fun. Free.

No School, Grade Reporting

Fri., Jan 25

Groove & Glide at Elver Park

Fri., Jan 25, 6-8pm, Elver Park

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/groove-glide-elver-park

Skate under the stars and lights with fun music and games to keep you moving on the ice. All Groove & Glides are free to attend and no registration is needed. If ice conditions or the weather are determined to be unsafe, this event may be rescheduled or canceled and we will update the website. Skate rental and concessions available.

Battle of the Badges

Sat., Jan 26, Hartmeyer Ice Arena

Doors at 4pm, Family skate 4-6pm, hockey game at 6:30pm

Watch the Madison Fire Department battle The Madcity Police hockey team in their 5th annual hockey game. $10/adult, $5/Kids 5-12, Kids under 12 are free. Proceeds benefit Safe Communities Madison-Dane County and Madison Ice Inc youth programs.

Volunteer to Read to Falk students as part of MMSD’s Read Your Heart out

Feb. 22., 8:15am-1:30p
Volunteer by Jan 27th

Read Your Heart Out is a day that our African American parents welcome family and community members of all heritages to come and share in building our children’s love for reading and our school’s honoring of diversity in our community.

Breakfast provided for volunteers and lunch is also available. Contact Nakia Harper-Bray at 608-204-2180.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Prairie Hills Neighborhood Pie Social

Sat., Feb. 16, Meadowridge Neighborhood Center Community Room

(Details in News section)

NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF JAN 14

NEWS

Madison Metropolitan School District Weather Guidelines

https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/weather

West Madison Senior Lunches

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Rd.

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

Madison Police West District Captain Change

Capt. Timothy Patton has now replaced Capt. Cory Nelson.  Captain Patton had been charge of Investigative Services and was supervising 6 of the centralized investigative units.   He brings many years of experience including time as a teacher, soccer coach, patrol officer, and even spent in the training unit and SWAT team.  For more, see
http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/west/blotter.cfm?Id=18488

Madison Police Survey

The Madison Police Department asks and hope that you will take a few minutes to complete the survey.  In order for the City of Madison Police Department to improve service(s) to the community, they need and value your feedback! The MPD is committed to continuous improvement and your insights will aid them as they consider ways in which they can modify or enhance service.
Survey link: https://policefoundation.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zNVOJM9A66I2Nf

City Community Development Division funding opportunities

The City of Madison Police Department, in partnership with Common Wealth Development Inc. and the City’s Community Development Division, is seeking proposals to provide individualized and group youth mentoring services, focusing on middle and high school youth in West Madison. Funded activities and outcomes will  reduce crime and improve social conditions that contribute to crime.  For more information, see
http://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/communitydevelopment/funding/

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Book Baby

Mon., Jan. 14 9:30am-9:45am, Seqoya Library Rooms A and B, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Enjoy rhymes, bounces, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your baby develop early literacy and early math skills and naturally growing baby’s social skills in a group setting. Enjoy a short storytime, then stay for play and conversation. For babies ages 0 – 15 Months with an adult. One adult per baby is recommended.  Register at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=78845

Outsmart Your Smartphone

Tue., Jan. 15 6:30pm-8:00pm, Alicia Ashman Library Meeting Room, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Did you just get a new smart phone? Thinking of getting one? Join tech and gadget expert Dave Friedman as he explains a variety of things smart phones can do for you – provide weather forecasts, translate menus in other languages, give driving directions, play games, identify constellations, hail a cab, and much more. Come with questions – if you think your phone should be able to do it, there’s a good chance it can!  Register at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=77431

Meadowridge Anime Club

Wed., Jan 16 5:30pm-7:00pm, Meadowridge Library Room A, 5726 Raymond Rd.

Join us to watch and discuss Hitori No Shita/Under One Person: The Outcast by Dong Man Tang. Enjoy watching the Japanese animation of Chinese web comic by the same title. The story follow Chou Soran a college student whose life changes after a terrible incident. Then he needs to learn a special martial arts technique called Kitaigen in order to discover the real history of his grandfather past and his connection with Fu Hoho.

#AmWriting: A Roadmap to Print

Thr. Jan 17, 24, 31 6:30pm-8:00pm, Sequoya Library Room B

Trying to launch or increase your profile and visibility as a freelance writer? Learn how to connect with different media outlets (print and digital); the pros and cons of freelancing; and insightful tools for how to start building those crucial connections on a local and national level by using effective self-promotion via social media, other web-based platforms and direct interactions in your community. Attend all three sessions, or choose one or two that interest you.  Register at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=78641

  • Jan 17: Pro Pitches
  • Jan 24: Digital Content & Promotion
  • Jan 31: Writers’ Panel

Sunday Jazz @ Sequoya – The 5-Tet with Michael BB

Sun., Jan 20 2:00pm-4:00pm, Sequoya Library

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya is funded via the generosity of the Friends of Sequoya Library. Produced in partnership with the Madison Jazz Society.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Martin Luther King Day

Monday, Jan. 21

No School, Libraries Closed.

Ice Skating Lessons for Kids

Starting January 21, Elver and Tenney ice rinks.

Register at
http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/events/IceSkatingLessons.cfm

NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF JAN 7

NEWS

Free Dental Care for Kids 3-18

Madison College Dental Hygiene Clinic, 1705 Hoffman St.

Mon. Feb. 4, Wed., Feb 6, and Fri., Feb. 8, 7:30a or 12p

Services provided by Madison College Dental Hygiene students. Limited space, appointments required: call 608-258-2400 M-F between 8a-3p to schedule. Adults must accompany children.

Interested in getting involved with the Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association?

We’re looking for new board members. Email prairiehillsneighborhoodassn@gmail.com if interested!

Prairie Hills Neighborhood Pie Social

Join us February 16th from 1:30-2:30 pm for our annual winter pie social at the Meadowridge Neighborhood Center Community Room (in between the library and neighborhood center). Come eat pie, say hi to neighbors, vote for your favorite pie, and eat more pie!

As usual, the association will supply plenty of pies and ice cream to eat. But this year we’d love to highlight all the baking talent in the neighborhood. So if you like to bake pies, get your rolling pins out and bring your best pie showstopper. And yes, there will be a prize for the crowd favorite.

For more information or if you’d like to bring a pie, please contact Sarah Kirk at kirkysarah@yahoo.com

EVENTS THIS WEEK

School Resumes

Mon., Jan. 7

Attic Angel Lecture Series: The history of the Madison Hat Ladies: Heartwarming stories about homeless Kids

Mon., Jan 7, Coffee at 10am, Lecture at 10:30am, Attic Angel Place, 8301 Old Sauk Road

Free and open to the public

Board games in Sequoya’s children’s area

Tues., Jan 8, 4-5:30pm, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/board-games-childrens-area-1198413

Bring some friends or join other kids for Ticket to Ride, Jenga, Connect Four, Sushi Go and other tabletop games. Play our games, or bring your favorite one to share. For children in grades K-12. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Drop-in and stay as long as you like.

Mindful Movement

Wed., Jan. 9, 10:30-11:15a, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/mindful-movement-1196885

Start the year right with fitness and mindfulness coach Venus Washington in this fun event to explore the mind/body connection. Especially designed for seniors, but open to anyone interested, Venus will help you start wherever you are on your fitness journey (even if you haven’t begun it yet!). Perfect for beginners and anyone interested in getting moving and learning that how you think affects the way you move; and how you move affects the way you think. Be prepared for movement, but at a level that’s right and safe for you. Registration is helpful, but not required.

Cabin Fever writing workshops with Katrin Talbot

Wed., Jan. 9, 16, 23, 6:30-8p Bubbler room at Central Library

http://madisonbubbler.org/creativewriting/

Looking to be a part of a friendly writing community? Free and open to adult writers of all levels, this winter the Bubbler will be hosting three consecutive all-genre workshops. These classes will be led by some of Madison’s brightest minds and will keep your creative flame alive throughout our darkest months! Registration is recommended.

Staying Active Through Winter

Fri., Jan. 11, 10-11am, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

http://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/staying-active-through-winter

Dr Sarah Stineman from Capitol Physical Therapy will present on the importance of continuing with physical activity, even when it’s cold and icy outside. The second half of the hour will be spent learning exercises that you can do on your own when you aren’t able to be out and about. Free.

Career Change 101

Fri., Jan 11, 1:30-4pm, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/career-change-101-1199440

If you are considering a new career but are feeling overwhelmed and confused about how to get started, Career Change 101 is a great place to start. Facilitated by one of our experienced career counselors, this workshop provides you with effective ideas, steps, and resources to get your career change process started. Presented by a Career & Educational Counselor from Adult Career & Special Student Services at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Note: The focus of this workshop is not job-search related.

Learn to play Cribbage

Fri., Jan 11, 6-8pm, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/game-night-special-learn-play-cribbage-1189551

Cribbage is a fun card game that has been played since the 1600’s. Come in and learn the basics from our knowledgeable instructor. There are puzzles and games for everyone to enjoy at Friday Game Night!

UPCOMING EVENTS

SAIL Winter Luncheon: ‘Opening Doors’

Thurs. Jan. 24, Blackhawk Country Club, 3606 Blackhawk Dr., Doors at 11:30am, Lunch at Noon

$20 members, $22 non-members, sliding fee, transportation available on request

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi will share an update on county matters including the work he has done for the community to open new doors, such as partnerships with schools, efforts to improve equity and access to opportunities for all, and increasing funding for affordable housing. Register by calling SAIL at 230-4321 or online at www.sailtoday.org

Prairie Hills Neighborhood Pie Social

Sat., Feb. 16, Meadowridge Neighborhood Center Community Room

(Details in News section)

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NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF Dec. 31

NEWS

INVASIVE SPECIES ALERT

An invasive species has been found on evergreen wreaths, swags, boughs and even smaller decorations like hanging baskets, porch pots, mugs and sleighs, particularly if purchased at “big box” stores.  The ones found were manufactured in North Carolina and sold in places like Menards, Home Depot, Pick ‘n Save, Steins and Kmart (and likely others as well).  If you have any of these items DO NOT COMPOST THEM or leave them out for recycling pickup. Instead, burn them in a fireplace or fire pit, or put them in a knotted up bag and put them in the trash.  For more information see
https://www.wpr.org/invasive-pest-found-wreaths-sold-wisconsin

Read To A Dog Session Canceled

The Read to A Dog Session scheduled at the Meadowridge Library on January 2nd has been cancelled.

Policing Survey

The Madison Police Department has launched their community surveys! They ask and hope that you will take a few minutes to complete the survey. In order for the City of Madison Police Department to improve service(s) to the community, they need and value your feedback!
For more information and a link to the survey, visit http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/west/blotter.cfm?Id=18444 

Holiday Tree Collection

Round One begins on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Trees placed to the curb on or before January 2, 2019 will likely be collected prior to January 18, depending on weather conditions. Placing a tree to the curb after January 2, 2019 means the tree may not be collected until the second collection round. Round Two of tree collection will begin on January 22, 2019. Trees placed to the curb on or before January 22, 2019 will likely be collected prior to February 8, 2019, depending on weather.
https://www.cityofmadison.com/residents/winter/residents/tree.cfm

Ice Skating Lessons

Beginning in January Madison Parks will offer small group outdoor ice skating lessons for beginners at two rink locations: Elver Park and Tenney Park. The instructor, Michelle, has over 20 years of ice skating experience, including over 10 years as an ice skating instructor. Improve your confidence and ability on the ice in one of these 5-session classes.  Maximum class size is 8 to 12 people, $65 for the 5 class series, including skate rental.   Visit http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/events/IceSkatingLessons.cfm 
for class times, more information and to register.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Libraries Closed

Mon., Dec. 31, 2018 & Tue., Jan. 1, 2019

Madison libraries will be closed New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Meadowridge Chess Club

Wed., Jan. 2, 3:30pm-5:00pm, Meadowridge Library Study Room A, Raymond Rd.

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

Knitting at the Library

Thr., Jan. 3, 3:00pm-4:00pm, Meadowridge Library

Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 7 must have an adult present.

Friends of Sequoya Book Sale.

Sat., Jan 5 9:00am-4:00pm, 422 Westgate Mall, next to TJMaxx

Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawals also for sale. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 1 pm.

UPCOMING EVENTS

School Resumes Mon., Jan. 7

NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF NOV. 26

NEWS

Curbside leaf and yard waste collection for the fall of 2018 is ending.

The final guaranteed collection opportunity is ongoing in our area.  Once complete, residents with yard waste should instead bring the material to one of the drop-off sites.
Details at: http://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/yardWaste/leaf/

Consider where online purchases are delivered this holiday season

MPD suggests having your deliveries sent to where you are during the day to avoid theft.
http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/west/blotter.cfm?Id=17311

EVENTS THIS WEEK

WonderWorks

Mon. Nov. 26, 10:45-11:30am, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/wonderworks-1190147
Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a name tag 15 minutes before the program.

Christmas at Balmoral

Tues. Nov 27, 1-2pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/christmas-at-balmoral

You are cordially invited to join the Christmas festivities at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

Meet Margaret Cummins, portrayed by historical impressionist Jessica Michna, head housekeeper of Balmoral during the reign of Queen Victoria, as she prepares for the arrival of the royal couple and their nine children. Learn about the traditions of history of the Christmas season in Victorian Scotland/England. Pre registration appreciated.

Reception to celebrate the annual Festival of Wreaths will immediately follow the performance.

To Drive the Cold Winter Away: Herbs for Winter Health, Warmth, and Good Cheer

Tues. Nov 27, 6:30-7:30pm, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/drive-cold-winter-away-herbs-winter-health-warmth-and-good-cheer-1194204

Join herbalist Mary Halsted to learn about herbs and teas to promote winter health, warmth, and good cheer.  Registration required.

FoodWise Nutrition

Wed. Nov. 28, 11:30am, Fitchburg Senior Center

Lytonia with U.W. Extension is back talking about “All Star Senior Snacks”

WMSC Afternoon Movie Program — MAMMA MIA HERE WE GO AGAIN

Wed. Nov. 28, 1:30-3:30pm, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/wmsc-afternoon-movie-program-mamma-mia-here-we-go-again-1191716
Join the West Madison Senior Center at the Alicia Ashman Public Library on Wednesday afternoons to watch current releases. Refreshments will be served, free and open to the public.

Playtime Productions: The Prince and the Pauper

Sat. Dec 1, 1-2pm, Central Library

Theater by kids for kids! Presenting classic stories for the whole family to enjoy.

Classic English Tea

Fri., Nov. 30 2:00pm-4:00pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St

http://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/classic-english-tea-2018
Join us for an afternoon of tea and “crumpets.” Take a step back in time, and enjoy the background music from the Yahara String quartet. This traditional event, a fundraiser for the Madison Senior Center, is the perfect way to set the mood for the festive month of December. Dress up, wear a fancy hat, and sip tea. Tickets are $25 and must be paid for at registration. We accept cash, check, Mastercard or Visa. Registration deadline is Monday, November 26. No tickets sold at the door.  266-6581.  (Pre-registration *is* required).

UPCOMING EVENTS

Metro Transit BRT Project Public Kickoff

Wed., Dec. 12 6-8pm, Madison Central Library, Rm 302

http://www.madisonbrt.com/Join us for the project kickoff to learn more about Madison’s BRT project and to tell us what is important to you.  The City of Madison is exploring options for a new East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line to make our city’s transit system work faster and smarter.  BRT uses dedicated lanes where feasible and modern stations to provide fast and cost-effective service to jobs, entertainment, and schools. Madison’s BRT will complement existing Madison Metro routes and be our city’s next big step toward a sustainable local transit system.

EVENTS

Mon., Nov. 19 3:00pm
Media Petting Zoo.  Join Bubbler staff and try out new media and technology every week in this drop-in, unstructured program.  The goal is to become familiar with different tools that create different forms of media.  (Contact Glenna Matteson).  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Mon., Nov. 19 11:00am-12:00pm
Up Close with Magnum Opus Ballet.  Come and see a sneak peak of Magnum Opus’ holiday performance “Full Light” followed by learning creative ballet steps yourself.  Magnum Opus is the newest professional ballet company in all of Wisconsin.  This event is especially for children ages 6 & younger and their families.  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. Highpoint Rd.

Tue., Nov. 20 10:00am
Friends of Meadowridge Library Thanksgiving Pie Sale!!!

Wed., Nov 21:  NO SCHOOL.
(Teacher Compensation Day)

Thr., Nov. 22  THANKSGIVING!
Thanksgiving is early this year.  Libraries will be closed both Thursday AND Friday.  Schools will also be closed Friday.

Sat., Nov. 24 1:00pm-3:00pm
Puzzles Games and Crafts for Everyone.  Feeling crafty? Like to work on puzzles? How about a board game? You can do it all at the Alicia Ashman library.

Sun., Nov. 25 2:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday Jazz @ Sequoya – Big Circle.  Jazz, blues and pop.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

COMING UP

Friday Nov. 30 2:00pm-4:00pm
Classic English Tea.  Join us for an afternoon of tea and “crumpets.” Take a step back in time, and enjoy the background music from the Yahara String quartet. This traditional event, a fundraiser for the Madison Senior Center, is the perfect way to set the mood for the festive month of December. Dress up, wear a fancy hat, and sip tea. Tickets are $25 and must be paid for at registration. We accept cash, check, Mastercard or Visa. Registration deadline is Monday, November 26. No tickets sold at the door.  266-6581.   Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.  http://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/classic-english-tea-2018 (pre-registration *is* required).