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Tell us what you want us to do.  Please fill out this anonymous survey on where you want Prairie Hills to concentrate its efforts.  It will take about 2 minutes.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JDKD2WT  If you want to say more or volunteer for anything, you can just respond to this email.

NOTICE.  Prairie Hills is in the Gypsy Moth treatment area. Treatment is by the Wisconsin DNR, to reduce this destructive insect. It is done by a low flying plane which sprays a natural-based insecticide called Foray®.  The City of Madison has submitted an application for the gypsy moth treatment. Visit this website for details on the program and maps of potential affected areas.

https://parks-lwrd.countyofdane.com/Information/Invasive-Species/Gypsy-Moth-Suppression-Program

If you wish to object to the treatment of your property, you must do so in writing to: Marla Eddy, City Forester, 1402 Wingra Creek Pkwy, Madison, WI 53715 by 3:00pm on February 21, 2018. You must explain the reason for your objection, provide your name, phone number, and mailing address along with the address of the property you want excluded from the spray​.  ​Please be aware that if you object to your property being sprayed, your adjacent neighbor’s property will also be affected by your decision and will be eliminated from the spray area.

EVENTS

Tues, Feb 20.  7am-8pm Spring Primary Election.  Vote at your regular poling place. For more information, go to ​www.​myvote.wi.gov.  You can also read about the candidates in the League of Women Voters publication, Candidates Answers. https://www.lwvdanecounty.org/candidates-answers-spring-primary-2018

Wed., Feb.21.  1:00pm  Fitchburg Singers at the Fitchburg Senior Center practice every first and third Wednesday of the month.  Join 25 others who love to sing.  Call 270-4290 for more information.  Or just drop in.

Thurs., Feb 22 1:00-2;00pm  Thursday Book Group at the Sequoya Library.  The Underground Railroad.  Meeting Room B​.  The Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—Engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Whitehead’s narrative weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day.

​Thurs., Feb. 22 6-8pm  Black History Month Celebration at the Elver Park Neighborhood Center (1201 McKenna)  Dinner and family-friendly activities will be provided.  Sponsored by the Elver Park and Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Centers.​

Fri., Feb 23  6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Taco Friday: Cooking with Gaylene of Taco Sunrise.  

Learn how to make different types of tacos with all the fixings. Community Room B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library​. ​For kids 6+. Register online or call 288-6160.

Fri., Feb. 23  6:30-8:30pm  Friday Movies at the Alicia Ashman Library.  Hidden Figures.  PG. The story of a team of female​ African-American mathematicians who served a vital roal in NASA during the early years of the U.S. Space Program.

Sat., Feb. 24 ​ 2-4pm  Making Your Neighborhood a Better Place with Placemaking.  A free presentation provided by the City of Madison.  At the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Learn about making positive change in your neighborhood.  RSVP 266-6352 or email  tsaqqaf@cityofmadison.com

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NEWS

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No Fun and Games with Stomach Bugs.   The Centers for Disease Control has a web page on the Norovirus virus family – the most common cause of “stomach flu” (as opposed to influenza).  Read more at https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/index.html  and about the equally unpleasant rotavirus at https://www.cdc.gov/rotavirus/

Brat Fest Volunteers Needed.  The West Madison Senior Center is look for volunteers to help raise money for the WMSC Memorial Day weekend,May25-28.  Contact Tiffany (tiffanys@wmseniorcenter.org) if you are interested.

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Cross Country Skiing:  All Madison Parks courses are now open.  http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/facilities/skitrails.cfm

EVENTS

Mon., Feb. 12 2:30pm-4:30pm

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Make Valentines at the Library.  Join Ali to make valentines for your friends, family or yourself! Supplies provided. Drop-in. No registration required.  Meadowridge Library, Room A (Blue), Raymond Rd.

Wed., Feb. 14 – Fri. Feb. 17  

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Romance Under the Stars, fund-raiser for the MMSD Planetarium.  Enjoy a great show at the MMSD planetarium (201 S. Gammon),  $25 a couple.  Reservations at http://mscr.org/ .  (Last week’s newsletter had an incorrect link).

Wed., Feb. 14 1:30pm-3:30pm

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WMSC Movie Day — Brad’s Status.   Sponsored by the West Madison Senior Center, these programs are designated to provide opportunities for learning, socializing and community involvement.  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Thr., Feb. 15  6:30pm  

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Meadowridge Book Club​.
  This month it’s Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler.  The story of a forbidden interracial relationship.  Copies are available for checkout now.

Thr., Feb. 15 3:00pm-4:30pm

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Knitting at the Library.  Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present.  Meadowridge Library.

Fri., Feb. 16 9:30am-10:30am, repeats 10:30am-11:30am

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Preschool Storytime – Special Lunar New Year Edition.  A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Sun., Feb. 18 1:30pm-3:30pm

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Sunday Jazz @ Sequoya: Rachel Heuer Quartet.  The quartet has been playing together in one form or another for the past year, the members all having met while studying jazz at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. They play a mixture of classic jazz and contemporary music, often with a focus on their own original compositions.  Sequoya Library.

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Tue., Feb 27 1:00pm

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Jessica Michna Presents: Golda Meir, The Journey Home.  How does a girl born in the Ukraine, raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, travel a path that would lead her to become Prime Minister of Israel? This informative, entertaining program, developed by Jessica Michna, explores that rather circuitous route. Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

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​Tax Help from AARP available for seniors at t

he Fitchburg Senior Center.  Fridays: Feb 23, March 9, March 23 and April 6.  These are 45-minute slots, so your taxes must be straightforward.  Call 270-4290  for a 45 minute appointment.


Tax help also available at the Sequoya Library. Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting Feb. 6 through Feb. 28  Call 266-6385 to set up an appointment.
 
Community Health Clinics available at the Meadowridge Library selected hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Contact Sheray at 622-2355 for more info.
 
LOCK YOUR CARS, EVEN WHEN WARMING THEM UP.   We had 57 stolen autos in the city last month. Of those, 94% had the keys in the car and 71% were unlocked and running. 
 
Senior Coalition Survey.  The Madison Senior Coalitions, a group of non-profits that provide programs and services for Madison adults over 60 who live independently, is conducting a short 2 minute survey. Click the link below to start the survey. Thank you for your participation!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MD23FWX
 
EVENTS
Tues., Feb.6  12:15-12:45pm  Nutrition Education with the  UW Extension.  “Foods Safe: So Am I.”  Meadowood Neighborhood Center.
 
Wed., Feb.7  4:30-5:30pm  Read to a Dog at the Meadowridge Library.  What a nice way to encourage reading.  First-come, first-served.  For grades K-5th.
 
Thurs., Feb. 8  11-2:00pm  Latinx Support Group. Meeting for Senior Lunch program at the Meadowridge Center.  For more info, call Rodrigo at 1-800-1316.
 
Fri., Feb. 9  SNOW GLOW at Elver Park.  Here are the scheduled events.  All are free but the first three require pre-registration.  Call 266-4711or go to: https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/snow-glow-2018
    1:30-3:00pm  Learn to Snowshoe from an experienced instructor  from REI. Participants must weigh 40 pounds or more. Must register.
 
    3-4:30pm.  Learn to Cross-Country Ski Bring your skis or rent them at the park. Must register
 
    4:00-5:00pm  Learn to Track Critters.Must register.
 
    5-6:30pm  Night Glow Sledding. No registration required.
 
    6-8:00pm  Groove and Glide. Enjoy skating under colorful lights.  No registration required.  https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/groove-glide-at-elver-park for more information.
 
Sat., Feb. 10  9:30-11:00am  Community Breakfast at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  Meet your neighbors, enjoy a great breakfast.
 
Sat. Feb. 10  10:00-11:30am  Learn to Broomball at Elver Park.  Outdoor sport similar to hockey but with a ball.  Registration required.  Call 266-4711.
 
Sat., Feb. 10  7-11pm  Bounce at the Monona Terrace.  A fun time for adults with games featuring giant inflatables, a photo booth, cash bar and more.  Call 261-4000 for more info and to register or go to communityevents.mononaterrace.com
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Mon., Feb. 12 11:45am African American Athletes in the 1936 Winter Olympics: Documentary.  Fitchburg Senior Center.  Free.  For lunch after, call 270-4292.
 
Feb. 14-17  Romance Under the Stars, fund-raiser for the MMSD Planetarium.  Enjoy a great show at the MMSD planetarium (201 S. Gammon),  $25 a couple.  Reservations at mscr.org.
 
Thurs., Feb. 15  6:30pm  Meadowridge Book Club  This month it’s Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler.  The story of a forbidden interracial relationship.  Copies are available for checkout now.

NEWS

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Voter Registration.  Wed., Jan. 31 is the last day to register to vote online or through the mail for the February 20 Spring Primary.  To verify your voter registration, visit https://MyVote.wi.gov  If you have a Wisconsin driver license/ID, you may register to vote at https://MyVote.wi.gov as long as the address you have on file with the DMV is up to date. If you need to update your address with the DMV, you may do so online.  (If you do not register before the primary, you may still register at the polling place).

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ALL Ski Trails at Elver Park are once again closed, due to the recent warm weather.

EVENTS

Mon., Jan. 29 10:30am-11:15am

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Preschool Storytime.  A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Registration not required.  Meadowridge Library Community Room B, Raymond Rd.

Tue., Jan. 30 12:00pm-1:00pm

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West Madison Senior Lunches.  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.  Meadowridge Library Community Rooms A and B.

Tue., Jan. 30 1:00pm-3:00pm

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Holding Space

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 Bringing the Moon and Mars to Madison.  Come learn about the Apollo moon landing missions, the Mars Rover missions, and the importance of putting humans on Mars in this 45 minute presentation! Light refreshments will also be served.  (The UW Geology Museum will give a free tour on Feb. 6 to the first 25 people to register for this session).  Sequoya Library Meeting Rooms A and B, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.  Call Candice at the West Madison Senior Center to make reservations, 2238-7368, ext 8.

Wed., Jan. 31 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, study Room A.

Wed., Jan 31 4:00pm-6:00pm

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Urban League Featured Employer Seminar with Exact Sciences.  Meet directly with Exact Sciences hiring representatives!  Park Edge/Park Ridge Employment Center, 658 S. Gammon Rd.  For more info, see http://www.cityofmadison.com/council/district1/blog/?Id=13132

Thr., Feb. 1 3:30pm-5:30pm

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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: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Fri., Feb 2 6:30pm-8:00pm

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Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin.  Join three Madison-area African American writers – poet Fabu, novelist Sherry Lucille, and playwright and novelist Catrina Sparkman – as they discuss their poetry and prose in relation to the work of three African American literary giants who also lived and worked in the Madison area during the 20th century: novelist Jean Toomer, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and poet Sarah Webster Fabio.   Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. Highpoint Rd.

Fri., Feb 2 – Sat., Feb 10 7:30pm

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James Madison Memorial Spring Musical:  “Curtains, The Musical Comedy Whodunit”. 

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Performances are February 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30 pm at the James Madison Memorial High School Auditorium.  All tickets are $10

Sat., Feb 3 3:00am-4:00pm

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Friends of Sequoya Book Sale.  Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawals also for sale.  442 Westgate Mall, Madison WI 53711. Next to TJMaxx.

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Sat. Feb. 3, Sun. Feb. 4, 10:00am-8:00pm  

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Madison Winter Festival. At Elver Park.  The festival features cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snow sculpting, sledding, running, skijoring and other family oriented events. 

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For more info, go to: http://www.winter-fest.com.

NOTES
In the Know?  If you like to know what’s going on in the neighborhood and have 2 hours available every two weeks, you can volunteer to be one of our newsletter editors.  It’s all done from your home computer.  If you would like to know more, contact Gloria at gkmeyer68@gmail.com.
 
The city of Madison is hiring.  They are currently recruiting for a multiple permanent Custodial Worker 1 positions. The job posting can be viewed online https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/madisonwi/jobs/1949358/custodial-worker-1?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.  The application deadline is January 25.
 
Do you have graphics skills?  Prairie Hills maintains two park kiosks with information for the public.  We need someone to make posters for these message boards. It involves a commitment of less than two hours every 2-3 weeks.  If you are interested, contact Gloria at gkmeyer68@gmail.com.
 
Sign up for Tax Aide now.  AARP provides free tax preparation for seniors and people with low incomes. For a location near you, go to:  https://secure.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action.
 
For info about outdoor activities at Elver Park: 
 Or call 288-6148.
 
EVENTS
Mon., Jan. 22  noon-12:45  Free Lunchtime Yoga.  Mondays & Thursdays at Monona Terrace.   Focus on breathing techniques to help relieve stress and learn useful techniques to navigate your day.  All levels are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.
 
Tues., Jan 23  4-5:30pm  Pokeman Club at Sequoya Library.  Do you love Pokemon? Learn to play the trading card game, during the first 15 minutes, and then compete against other kids! Bring your own deck or borrow one of ours!
 
Wed., Jan. 24 10:30am  Opioid Treatment Program, Madison Area Recovery Initiative through the Madison Police Department.  A SW Madison Triad program.  Free and open to the public.  At Prairie Park Apts, (6530 Schroeder Rd.)
 
Thurs., Jan. 25 10am-4pm Kwik Trip Hiring Fair.  At Staybridge Suites, Fitchburg (2916 Hardrock Rd)  Other dates and places as well.  For more info, call 304-5055.
 
Fri., Jan 26 8:30am-12:30pm  Ready, Set, Retirement!  at the Madison Senior Center, (330 W. Mifflin) Valuable information for making key decisions before and after you retire.Topics covered: Estate planning (wills & trusts, beneficiaries, probate).  Advanced directives (powers of attorney for health care and finance).  Medicare.  Social Security.  Arrive early to visit display booths Refreshments provided.  This is *NOT* a marketing presentation.  Seats are limited.  Call 608 243-2881 to register. This program will be repeated at the Fitchburg Senior Center on Feb. 9, 9-12:30.
 
Fri, Jan. 26  6:30-8:30pm   Friday Night Meet-Up at the Alicia Ashman Library. THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
PG, 1hr. 49min., 2005. Starring: Martin Freeman, Yasiin Bey, & Sam Rockwell. Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
 
COMING UP
Wed., Jan. 31 is the last day to register to vote online or through the mail for the February 20 Spring Primary.  To verify your voter registration, visit https://MyVote.wi.gov  If you have a Wisconsin driver license/ID, you may register to vote at https://MyVote.wi.gov as long as the address you have on file with the DMV is up to date.  If you need to update your address with the DMV, you may do so online 
IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER BEFORE THE PRIMARY, YOU MAY STILL REGISTER AT THE POLLS.
 
Sat, Feb. 3-Sun, Feb. 4  10am-8pm  Madison Winter Festival. At Elver Park.  Held each year since 2005, the festival features cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snow sculpting, sledding, running, skijoring and other family oriented events. For more info, go to: http://www.winter-fest.com.
​Fri., Feb. 9  1:30-3:00pm  Learn to Snowshoe.  

Madison Parks & REI are partnering to show you the proper way to snowshoe from an experienced instructor from REI You will be fit for the proper sized snowshoes and learn everything you need for successful snowshoeing. After fitting and instruction​, you will have time to enjoy snowshoeing through Elver Park.Participants must weigh 40 pounds or more to participate. To guarantee a pair of snowshoes to use at the event – you must register in advance. This event is free to attend. Register ONLINE or by calling (608)266-4711.​

NEWS

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Correction.  The recent PR regarding efforts by the Madison Police Department West District stated that there were reduced *theft from autos*.  The previous newsletter stated that it had reduced the number of stolen autos year over year.  See http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/west/blotter.cfm?Id=13062

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Madison Metro Bus Survey.  The City of Madison hosts many special events. To help Madison Metro and the City of Madison better understand how events impact Metro services, please answer some questions (survey) about your bus riding experience during these events.  A link to an online survey and printed surveys in English, Spanish, and Hmong, as well as additional information are available online at http://www.cityofmadison.com/metro/survey/index.cfm .

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Madison Police West District – it’s bigger than you might think.  The West District borders the north along: Shorewood, Lake Mendota and Middleton; the south along: Cross Country Road; the east along: Franklin Ave/Glenway St/Seminole Hwy; and the West: beyond South Pointe Road.    https://www.cityofmadison.com/Police/west/

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Elver Park Skiing:  The ski loop had been open with man-made snow, then closed, but is now open again (on the machine-made 1km loop ONLY.  Check http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/facilities/skitrails.cfm for the latest status.

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Elver Park Winter Clothing Drive.  Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays now through Jan. 28.  For more information see
http://www.cityofmadison.com/sites/default/files/events-city/attachments/clothesdrivewinterstandard2018.pdf

EVENTS

Mon., Jan. 15  Martin Luther King Day

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Libraries Closed.  No School.
Events can be found listed at https://isthmus.com/events/the-rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-holiday-events/ and
http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/several-events-planned-for-martin-luther-king-jr-holiday/article_690e1e0c-3d75-11e1-8a53-001871e3ce6c.html

Tue., Jan. 16 4:00pm-6:00pm

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Sequoya Kid’s Chess Club.  For school aged kids who know the basic moves of chess. Come on in to play against other opponents your age.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Tue., Jan. 16 6:00pm-8:00pm  

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Climate Change in Wisconsin. Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier will discuss the causes of climate change, climate change’s effects and what we can do about it.  Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Tue., Jan. 16 1:00pm

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Smart Phones—Apple/Android.  Dave St. Amant is back with new updates on smart phones. New software, new phones and do’s and don’ts. Tuesday, January 16 at 1:00 p.m.  Call 270-4290 to reserve your spot!  Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

Wed., Jan. 17 10:30am-12:30pm

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Anji Play Date.  Play and art materials will be provided which were especially chosen to encourage highly engaged, self-determined play. When kids are done, they’ll create a Play Story depicting their play that day. Messy clothes recommended. Open to all ages. *Note: this event takes place at the Lussier Community Center, 55 S. Gammon*

Thr., Jan. 18 3:00pm-4:30pm

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Knitting at the Library.  Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Thr., Jan. 18 6:30pm  

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Plan the New Playground at Elver Park.  Your input on the location and equipment options for Elver Park.  Two break-outs: one for youth and one for adults.  Elver Park Neighborhood Center.

Fri., Jan. 18 10:30am-11:15am

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Storytime for the Very Young.  Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required.  For children ages 0-30 months.  Meadowridge Library.

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Friday, Feb. 9 6:00pm-8:00pm
Elver Park “Grove and Glide” ice skating. See https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/groove-glide-at-elver-park for more information.

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Ready, Set, Retirement!  This program provides valuable information for making key decisions before and after you retire.  Topics covered: Estate planning (wills & trusts, beneficiaries, probate).  Advanced directives (powers of attorney for health care and finance).  Medicare.  Social Security.  Arrive early to visit the booths from the Dane County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC), special needs trusts, the Board on Aging and Long-Term Care, and other valuable resources.  Refreshments provided.  This is *NOT* a marketing presentation.  Seats are limited – see venues below.  Call 608 243-2881 to register.

Fri., Jan 26 8:30am-12:30pm  Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin
Fri., Feb. 9 9:00am-12:30pm  Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

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The city of Madison is hiring.  Here are some current hourly postings:  Laborer – Parks & Public Works; Golf Course Laborer; Laborer – Streets and Engineering Divisions; Streets Yardwaste Attendant; Crosswalk Painter: Solar Installer Trainee.  For all these and more, go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/MadisonWi.  Some are summer employment.  Also see Jan. 9 for info on Urban League Employer Seminar.

Congratulations to Falk Elementary School.  The Madison School District Report Cared for 2016-17 rates Falk as “Exceeding Expectations.”  Falk has improved dramatically over the past four years.  Congratulations to the school staff, the students and their parents.

The West District Police Department has announced that fewer cars have been stolen in the last month due to a campaign to remind residents to LOCK THEIR CARS.  It is tempting, in this weather, to warm your car up and leave it running.  This is a perfect opportunity for someone to take it for a joy ride, which often ends up with significant damage to the car. Do not leave it unlocked and running.

Schools of Hope Middle School.  If you would be willing to tutor a middle school child, Just an hour a week can make a difference in a child’s life.  For more information, contact the Urban League at 729-1226 or www.ulgm.org/volunteer@ulgm.org

Community Health Clinics at Meadowridge Library.  Blood pressure checks, resources for diabetes prevention and more.  Free. Wed. 10-4:00 and Fri. 10-1:00. Contact Sheray Wallace for more info.  622-2355.

EVENTS

Tues., Jan. 9 12:15-12:45pm  UW Extension Nutrition Education at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center.  “What Makes a Meal.”  Free.

Tues., Jan. 9  1:30pm  City of Madison Public Works: Featured Employer Seminar.  A chance to speak directly with potential employers.  Free event. No advanced registration required.  At the Urban League, 2222 South Park St.

Wed., Jan 10  11am-4pm  Kwik Trip Hiring Fair.  Staybridge Suites, Middleton, 7790 Elmwood Ave.  Other times and locations as well.  For more info, call 608-304-5055 or go to:  kwiktrip.jobs.

Wed., Jan. 10  1:30-3:30pm   West Madison Senior Center Movies, “Going in Style”  (a group of retirees plans to rob the bank that took away their money). At Alicia Ashman Library.  Free.

Thurs., Jan. 11  6:00pm  Discussion on Police Report and Recommendations.  (this is the study commissioned by the Common Council)  Open to the public but no comments at this time.  Room 201 at the City-County Building(210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive) For an overview, go to:https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=5695932&GUID=6814FB46-EEDF-491A-A092-1C8E64F7475B

Fri., Jan. 12  11am-1:00pm.  Power of Attorney and Living Wills, presented by Agrace.  Meadowridge Library.  Presented through Meadowood Health Partnership, contact Sheray@yahoo.com.

Fri., Jan. 12  1-3:30pm  Mahjong Instruction and Play.  Instructor Donna Cangelosi will teach the basics and coach you until you are comfortable.  Call 266-6581 to sign up.  At the Madison Senior Center (330 W. Mifflin)  Free.

Fri, Jan. 12  6:30-8:30pm  Friday Night Meet-Up:  International Film Series.  Alicia Ashman Library .  1944 : a film by Elmo Nuganen starring: Kaspar Velberg, Kristjan Üksküla, Maiken Schmidt (NR) 100 min. released 2015; language: Estonian | Russian | German

COMING UP

Wed., Jan. 16  6-8:00pm  Climate Change in Wisconsin.

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library 

Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier will discuss the causes of climate change, climate change’s effects and what we can do about it.

Thurs., Jan. 18  6:30pm  Plan the New Playground at Elver Park.  Your input on the location and equipment options for Elver Park.  Two break-outs: one for youth and one for adults.  at the Elver Park Neighborhood Center.