NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF June 3

NEWS

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:
https://www.publichealthmdc.com/environmental-health/beaches-lakes-pools/beach-conditions/

EVENTS THIS WEEK

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.
http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=85325

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” cwd.org
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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF MAY 27

NEWS

Madison Parks Photography Contest

http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/about/calendar.cfm

Each year Madison Parks publishes a beautiful wall calendar using your winning photos taken in Madison parks. Photos meeting the requirements on the contest website may be submitted January 1 through August 31 for consideration in the following year’s calendar. Judging takes place in September, and winners are announced in October. Winners receive one complimentary calendar per winning photo.

Wisconsin Entering Peak Severe Weather Season

https://www.weather.gov/mkx/1sttornadoesWI

‘With tornadoes in the news over the past week, the Nation Weather Service has had some questions about our tornado season here in WI. While we can get tornadoes at any time of the year, it tends to pick up going into June (peak), July and August. In the past 15 years in Wisconsin, there have been 5 years that have had the first tornado of the year occur after May 23. Bottom line: while we don’t have tornadoes in our forecast at the moment and have yet to have one in Wisconsin in 2019, it is important to be prepared on those days when we are forecasting them, particularly with night tornadoes similar to what happened in Missouri Wednesday night.’
-Tim Halbach, NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan Warning Coordination Meteorologist

EVENTS THIS WEEK

MEMORIAL DAY

Mon., May 27

Elvis is in The House

Tue., May 28, 1-2p, Madison Senior Center

http://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/elvis-is-in-the-house

From the moment Elvis steps out, you will feel a part of the act. Scarves are handed out to a few lucky guests while they are serenaded. You can sing, scream or even swoon. Song requests are always welcome. At the end of the hour, you will be sad to see “Elvis leave the building,” but you will have cherished memories for years to come. Alan Graveen has been performing as Elvis for over 20 years. Free.

Family Music Time

Wed., May 29, 9:30-10a and 10:15-10:45p, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/family-music-time-1195971

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families. No registration required.

Wisconsin Senior Games

Jun 1-15, Madison and Dane County area

http://www.wiseniorgames.org/

The Wisconsin Senior Games is offering events for active, fun-seeking seniors 50 and older.  Something for everyone: Bowling, cards (cribbage, euchre, sheepshead), golf, dartball, horseshoes, 8-ball pool, pickleball, track & field, table tennis and basketball skills. Team events include 3 on 3 basketball and slowpitch softball.

Yahara Fishing Club – Summer Kids Fishing Day

Sat., Jun 1, 9a-12p, Warner Park Lagoon

http://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/yahara-fishing-club-summer-kids-fishing-day

The first 300 kids receive a free fishing rod and bait along with help from club members. A free lunch of hot dogs, chips, and soft drink will be provided after the fishing.

Friends of Sequoya Book Sale

Sat., Jun 1, 9a-4p, 442 Westgate Mall, Next to TJMaxx

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/friends-sequoya-book-sale-1196100

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.

Free Golf Instruction

Sat., Jun. 1, 12-1p Yahara Hills Golf Course

(additional dates in the Upcoming Section)

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

Ride the Drive

Sun., Jun 2, 11a-3pm, John Nolen Dr., Brittingham, Olin, and Law Parks

https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/ridethedrive

The tradition of a free event, promoting a healthy, active lifestyle continues at the 11th annual Ride the Drive. Check the website to see who and what are happening at each park. No matter how you experience RTD – by foot, by pedal or by wheel – there is no cost to attend Ride the Drive. Some vendors offer food or other items for purchase with cash and at some locations, with a credit card.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Free Golf Instruction Dates

Sat., Jun. 15, 12-1p Monona Golf Course

Sat., Jul. 6, 12-1p Odana Hills Golf Course

See Events entry above for details.

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

NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF May 6

NEWS

Goodman Pool Scholarships Available

Thanks to the generous donations of the Madison Parks Foundation and the Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation, scholarships are available for general pool admission, lessons and the Waves Swim & Dive Team.  For more information, see http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/pool/

Disc Golf

Elver and Hiestand disc golf courses are now open for the season. On Saturday, May 25 play all day free – no permit required.  For more information, see https://my.cityofmadison.com/emaillists/redirect.cfm?ID=186792&MID=53519&LID=23


EVENTS THIS WEEK

Chess Clubs

Mon., May 6 6:00pm-8:00pm, Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.
Tue., May 7 4:30pm-6:00pm, Sequoya Library (Kids) Rooms A&B, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.
Tue., May 7 6:00pm-8:00pm, Sequoya Library (All Ages) Rooms A&B
Wed., May 8 3:30pm-5:oopm, Meadowridge Library Study Room A, 5726 Raymond Rd.

  • Alicia Ashman:  Lessons begin promptly at 6 p.m. and last 45 minutes. Free/Open Play 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Open to all Ages and Skill Levels (children under 8 years old need to be accompanied by an adult).
  • Sequoya:  Kids chess club:  The first time period until 6:00pm is for school aged kids who know the basic moves of chess. Come on in to play against other opponents your age.  After 6:00pm all ages welcome.
  • Meadowridge:  Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Music Time

Tue., May 8 9:30am-10:00am, Alicia Ashman Library
Tue., May 8 10:30am-11:00am, Alicia Ashman Library

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families. No registration required.

Financial Perspective

Wed., May 8 10:00am-11:00am, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin Street

Finances are personal for most of us, but it’s also often difficult to navigate the terrain without help.  A local financial adviser will be available to share current events and trends in the market. This workshop is appropriate whether you currently have investments or not. Find out what you should know, or ask, before investing.

Memorial High School Concert Band & Symphonic Band Concert

Wed., May 8 7:30pm-8:30pm, Memorial High School

S.A.I.L. Safe Assist Tips

Thr., May 9 10:00am-11:00am
Oakwood Village University Woods, 6205 Mineral Point Road Westmorland/Nakoma Room

Do you provide assistance for someone who needs a little extra help on their feet? This workshop is for you! Get advice on how to:

  • Assist in transitioning from sitting to standing positions.
  • Help walk safely.
  • Transfer in and out of the car.
  • Decide when it’s time to seek additional assistance.

Spring Reading Fun

Thr., May 9 4:00pm-5:00pm Meadowridge Library, Study Room A

Come practice reading with us!

Friends of the Meadowridge Library Spring Book Sale

Fri., May 10 5:30pm-7:30pm Meadowridge Library Community Rooms A&B
Sat., May 11 9:00am-13:00pm Meadowridge Library Community Rooms A&B

On sale will be hundreds of titles, including donated items and titles withdrawn from the library collection.  The Bag Sale runs from 12:00-1:00 on Saturday the 11th. Pay just $5 for each bag of books.  All sales benefit the Meadowridge Library.

Free Golf Instruction Saturdays

Thr., May 9 4:00pm-5:00pm Meadowridge Library, Study Room A

Take a free class from a golf pro. No registration, experience or equipment needed. First class is Saturday, May 11.  For more information, see https://my.cityofmadison.com/emaillists/redirect.cfm?ID=186791&MID=53519&LID=23

UPCOMING EVENTS

Madison Memorial High School Spring Play “She Kills Monsters”

Thr., May 16 through Sat. May 18 7:30pm

Pizza Four Ways

Sat., May 18 1:30pm-3:00pm, Meadowridge Library Community Room B & Kitchen

Hy-Vee presents a hands-on cooking class to learn how to make gourmet pizzas utilizing nontraditional crusts such as; sweet potato, cauliflower, zucchini and whole wheat pizza crusts. Discover new recipes to try with your family or share with friends.  Register online at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=84719  or call 288-6160.

NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF APR 29

NEWS

MSCR Looking for volunteers for Learn 2 Ride events

‘MSCR is seeking volunteers for our annual Learn 2 Ride event where we teach kids how to ride a bike. This event teaches children and their adults easy, innovative techniques to get kids riding solo on two wheels! Kids learn to balance, pedal stop and steer on a closed course. We are expecting over 300 kids this year.

We need volunteers to make this happen. Volunteers work as helmet fitters, bike course trainers and bike mechanics. This is great for anyone who likes bikes, kids and/or being outdoors. We train all volunteers, no prior skills need. We have two dates, Sunday, May 5 at Memorial High School and Sunday, May 19 at Warner Park. All volunteers receive a t-shirt, snacks and a fun morning outside helping kids learn a new skill.’

Full volunteer information and sign up can be found here:

MSCR Learn 2 Ride Volunteer Sign-up

Nearby neighborhood garage sale dates:

PHNA members are welcome and encouraged to hold garage sales in association with nearby neighborhoods’ garage sale dates to take advantage of the potentially increased traffic opportunity:

Meadowood, May 3-4

Greentree, May 17-18

With Warmer weather on the way:

MPD West District reminds residents to lock cars and houses:

http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/west/blotter.cfm?Id=20923

…and the Fire Department has safety tips if you’re pulling out a grill:

https://www.cityofmadison.com/fire/news/getting-out-the-grill-remember-these-tips

PHNA Park Cleanups Rescheduled to May 4

In anticipation of wet conditions this weekend the PHNA Park cleanups were rescheduled to May 4. Look for it in this weeks’ events, below.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Attic Angel Lecture, ‘Kicking for Success’

Mon., Apr. 29, 10am, Attic Angel Place, 8301 Old Sauk Rd

With Taylor Mehlhaff, Special Teams Assistant, UW Badger Football

Joan & Bette, Bette & Joan

Tues., Apr. 30, 1:30-2:30pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 W Mifflin St

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/joan-bette-bette-joan

Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, iconic superstars of the silver screen from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and beyond, find themselves in purgatory…IN THE SAME BODY! Involved in a real and manufactured feud for most of their screen careers, the actresses defend their lives to the powers that be. Exhaustively researched, this innovative one-woman musical presents fourteen songs with hilarious lyrics. Fireworks! Written by & starring Jillann Gabrielle from Paradise Playhouse in Crystal Lake, IL. Free.

PHNA Board Meeting

Tues., 6pm, Meadowridge Library

Monthly meeting of the PHNA Board. Members welcome.

Read to a Dog

Wed., May 1, 4:30-5:30pm, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/read-dog-1199510

Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Artful Affair Gallery Opening Night

Fri., May 3, 4:30-8:30pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 W Mifflin St

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/artful-affair-gallery-night

An Artful Affair is an annual event put on by the Madison Senior Center showcasing the work of artists aged 55 and older. The artwork is displayed in the gallery on the second floor of the senior center for the month of May in celebration of Older Americans Month. Exhibit free and open to the public.

Rescheduled: PHNA cleanups at Lucy Lincoln and Pilgrim Parks

Sat., May 4, 12-1:30pm

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f48aaaf29a6fb6-earth

The PHNA is hosting cleanups in our parks in connection with Earth Day and will have some trashbags and latex gloves available. A light lunch will be provided! Please sign up at the link above.

Sunday Jazz @ Sequoya – Ray Rideout Jazz Trio

Sun., May 5, 2-4pm, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/sunday-jazz-sequoya-ray-rideout-jazz-trio-1201026

The Ray Rideout Jazz Trio plays post-bop jazz, including compositions by Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, Oliver Nelson and John Coltrane, as well as standards from the Great American Songbook by Cole Porter, Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers and others.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friends of the Meadowridge Library Spring Book Sale

May 10-11

NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF April 22

NEWS

Seasonal Jobs

The city of Madison is still hiring seasonal laborers. These jobs are good in their own right and a great way to get your foot in the door for a permanent position.  See http://www.cityofmadison.com/jobs for more information.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Mindful Movement

Tue., Apr. 23 10:00am-10:45am, Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Join fitness and mindfulness coach Venus Washington on second and fourth Tuesdays to explore the mind/body connection. Especially designed for seniors, but open to any adult 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. Please register for each class separately. Space is limited, so reserve online at:
http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=82678
or call to reserve your spot: 824-1780. Registration opens 2 weeks before each session.

Plastic Planet

Tue., Apr. 23 2:45pm, Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

Join us for the documentary, Plastic Planet. Today, about 240 million tons of plastic are produced worldwide annually, while an estimated 6.4 million tons of plastic waste is dumped into the sea each year. Filmmaker Werner Boote asks several families from many different income levels and nations around the world, “How much plastic is in your house?” The answers will shock you!

Music + Movement

Wed., Apr. 24 10:00am-10:45am, Sequoya Library Rooms A&B, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

S.A.I.L. Spring Cleaning and Shred Day

Wed., Apr. 24 10:00am-11:00am (Speakers/Presentations)
Wed., Apr. 24 11:00am-12:00pm (Shredding)

Oakwood Village University Woods, 6205 Mineral Point Road  Westmorland/Nakoma Room

Adult Board Game Night

Wed., Apr. 24 6:30pm-8:00pm

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.

Starting and Maintaining a Perennial Garden

Thr., Apr. 25 6:30pm-8:00pm, Sequoya Library

A certified Master Gardener Volunteer from the Dane Co. UW-Extension will give you guidance in assessing your garden for suitability for perennial plants, the importance of sun, soil and water in your perennial garden and techniques choosing the right plant for the right place.

Friday Get Down Party

Fri., Apr. 26 6:00pm-7:45pm, Meadowridge Library Rooms A&B

Gaming and food reward for one hour of reading each week.

PHNA cleanups at Lucy Lincoln and Pilgrim Parks

Sat., Apr. 27 12:00pm-1:30pm

The PHNA is hosting additional earth day cleanups in our parks and will have some trash bags and latex gloves available. A light lunch will be provided!  Please sign up at  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f48aaaf29a6fb6-earth

Earth Day Challenge

Sat., Apr. 27 10:00am-12:00pm

Celebrate Earth Day with your neighbors and friends by volunteering to clean up your local park! Join this community-wide volunteer effort to make a difference. Earth Day Challenge Projects are held throughout the city. Volunteers may assist with trash pickup, raking, weeding, and removing sticks.

For information and registration for Parks Division events, see:
http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/events/earthdayChallenge.cfm

NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF APRIL 15

NEWS

Leaf and Yard Waste Collection update:

Prairie Hills south of Raymond Road is listed as ‘Pickup Pending’ and crews will be arriving to collect leaves and yard waste soon. North of Raymond Road has been completed for the current round but additional rounds are planned.

See the schedule at http://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/yardWaste/leaf/

Reminder: Park Cleanups on April 27

A city-run event will be held at Elver and PHNA-run cleanups will occur at Pilgrim and Lucy Lincoln. See ‘Upcoming Events’, below.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Avoiding Scams & Protecting Personal Information

Mon., Apr. 15, 10-11am, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

http://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/calendar/avoiding-scams-protecting-personal-information

There are so many scams out there that it’s hard to know who to trust. However, there are some precautions you can take to be less of a target. Learn about which steps to take, what are the most prevalent scams, and what do if you are a victim. Our presenter is a manager from a local bank. Free.

Toddler Art Class

Mon., Apr. 15, 10:45-11:30am, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/toddler-art-class-1196029

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or “messy” clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 months and up. Registration is first-come, first-served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program.

Snowbirds in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Mon., Apr. 15, 7-8:30pm, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/snowbirds-puerto-vallarta-mexico-1203053

For the past twenty or so winters, Jim and Charlotte Burns have been visiting Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Initially for only a week or two while they were working; now for two months at a time since they retired. Learn about why they chose Puerto Vallarta, and travel along with them as they share photos and stories about attractions such as open air markets, colonial towns, restored ruins, botanical gardens, birding and more.

Edvard Grieg Chorus of Madison

Wed., Apr. 17, 12:30pm, Fitchburg Community Center

Founded in 1925, the Chorus mission is to preserve and share the choral music and traditions Norwegian immigrants brought with them from Norway. The Edvard Grieg Chorus is an all-male choral ensemble that performs Norwegian, Sacred, and secular choral pieces.

NewBridge Movie: EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY

Wed., Apr. 17, 1:30-3:30pm, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/newbridge-movie-program-earth-one-amazing-day-1198874

From BBC Earth Films, the studio that brought you Earth, comes the sequel – an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world over the course of one single day. Free and open to the public.

Knitting at the Library

Thurs., Apr. 18, 3-4:30pm, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/knitting-library-1199556

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

LGBT Senior Alliance Spring Social

Thur., Apr. 18, 6-8pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

http://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/calendar/lgbt-senior-alliance-spring-social

Michelle Citron – Film, Video, Multimedia Artist, Scholar and Author. Michelle’s work is internationally known and has been shown in many museums. Her films and interactive narratives are distributed worldwide and are part of the permanent collections of over two hundred universities and museums. We will view two of her short documentaries: Leftovers (2014) An experimental documentary about two women who lived together in Chicago for almost fifty years; and Lives: Visible (2017) An essay/documentary of 2000 snapshots taken over four decades by a close group of lesbian friends.

Shredfest 2019

Fri., Apr 19, 10am-3pm. Sat., Apr. 20, 9am-12pm. Access Information Management Westside, 3700 Commerce Drive

https://armamadison.org/meetinginfo.php?id=57&ts=1553010351

Free confidential shredding to the general public and small businesses. Cash donations are welcome and will benefit Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin

Community Egg Hunt

Sat., Apr. 20, 9am-12pm, Huegel-Jamestown Park

https://www.fitchburgwi.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=7319

Pancake breakfast, egg hunt, games, activities & a visit by the Easter Bunny sponsored by Chapel Valley Church. Free.

Jelly Rolls with Chef Krista Hefty

Sat., Apr. 20 3:00pm-5:00pm, Meadowridge Library Community Rooms A and B

Learn how to make and roll a jelly roll with Chef Krista. Find out the many ways these cakes can be used. Register online at

http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=81527

or call 288-6160.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Artful Affair Dropoff & Gallery Nights

Tue., Apr. 23 9am-3pm (Drop Off Art)

Fri., May 3 (Gallery Night)

An Artful Affair is an opportunity for Dane County artists to display their artwork and compete for cash prizes. Enter works in watercolor, pastels, oils, ink/pencil, chalk, acrylics or mixed media. Limited space available for small sculpture or ceramics. Maximum size for hanging art of 3’x3’. All entries must be dropped off on Tuesday, April 23 between 9 am and 3 pm. The Artful Affair is open to all artists age 55+ who have a residence in Dane County. The Opening Show will be part of Madison’s Gallery Night on Friday, May 3. Call 266-6581 for a brochure, or visit

http://www.madisonseniorcenter.org

to print an entry form.

Earth Day Challenge

Sat., Apr. 27, 10-12pm

Celebrate Earth Day with your neighbors and friends by volunteering to clean up your local park! Join this community-wide volunteer effort to make a difference. Earth Day Challenge Projects are held throughout the city. Volunteers may assist with trash pickup, raking, weeding, and removing sticks.

For information and registration for Parks Division events, see: http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/events/earthdayChallenge.cfm

PHNA cleanups at Lucy Lincoln and Pilgrim Parks

Sat., Apr. 27, 12-1:30pm

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f48aaaf29a6fb6-earth

The PHNA is hosting additional earth day cleanups in our parks and will have some trashbags and latex gloves available. A light lunch will be provided! Please sign up at the link above.