NEWS

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Did You Know?  Ultimate Frisbee is one of the fastest growing team sports in the country. Ultimate combines the non stop movement and endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football. Madison School/Comnmunity Recreation is sponsoring indoor, non cleated, recreational, drop in play governed by the “Spirit of the Game” (traditionally self-officiated) on Thursdays from September 7 – October 19 from 7:30pm-9:30pm at LaFollette High School.  MSCR Course #15780.
Register at http://mscr.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=bf86cd81c012aa9312a68a55f&id=39b8b12267&e=05aa059028

EVENTS

Mon., Sept. 11 10:45am-11:30am

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WonderWorks.  Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Registration begins 8/28.  Register at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=65152&ID=65152_   Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Tue., Sept. 12 4:00pm-5:00pm

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Library LEGO Club.  Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Wed., Sept. 13 6:30pm-8:30pm

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Crochet for Beginners.  Join instructor Kathleen Chapman for a 4-week series for beginning crocheters. Adults and teens 13 and older are welcome. Supplies are provided. Please plan to attend all four sessions.  Register at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=64429&ID=64429_  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Thr., Sept. 14 

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Libraries closed all day for staff day.

Fri., Sept. 15

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Game Night.  Join us for a night of board games and puzzles. We’ll supply some, but you can also bring your favorites to share with new friends. **A limited number of Eclipse Glasses will be available for those who attend this program. Remember Eclipse Glasses will protect your eyes for short periods of time. Do not look at the sun for periods longer than 3 minutes at any one time even *with* eclipse glasses,  or you could damage your eyes.***  Alicia Ashman Library.

Sat., Sept. 16 9:00am-4:00pm

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Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale.  Westgate Mall, next to TJ Maxx.  CD and DVD selections too.  Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 2PM.

Sat., Sept. 16 10:00am-12:00pm

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Firehouse Storytime.  Join Madison’s firefighting heroes for stories, crafts, and book checkout. Meet the Fire Chief and other firefighters while you tour the firetrucks! This storytime takes place at Station #7, 1810 McKenna Boulevard.

COMING UP

October 7 8:00am-12:00pm

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2017 Neighborhood Roundtable.  If you are intrigued about ways to be part of positive changes in Madison, want to network with residents who are involved with activities and projects occurring within their neighborhoods, or simply curious about how to effectively work with governmental officials and staff, please attend the upcoming Mayor’s Neighborhood Roundtable.  This one-half day event that brings together residents, nonprofits, and city staff and officials to work on neighborhood related issues.  More information and REGISTRATION LINK at http://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/planning/neighborhoods/436/ .

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NOTES
A good time was had by all at the Pilgrim Ice Cream Social.  +Over 100 ice cream treats and 35 popsicles were consumed.  Special thanks to Adam Bradshaw for all his help.  
 
Elver Park Farmers’ Market--Last two weeks.  Come out and support your market. Sat., Sept 9 and 16, 8am to noon.
 
Join a Tuesday morning bowling league.  Mixed bowling league in its 46th year.  9am.  Starts this Tuesday.  Contact John at john.reindl@att.net.
 
Interested in some Day Trips this fall?  MSCR has them from Art and Wine in Cederberg to Christmas shopping in Chicago.  If interested, go to mscr.org or call 204-3000.
 
Changes are coming to the West Madison Senior Center programs.  A Wednesday lunch will be added Sept. 20, as will cribbage and other activities.  There is already a Food Pantry on Thursdays for anyone over 60 from 10-12 noon.
 
EVENTS
Mon.,  Sept. 4  Labor Day!
  
Mon., Sept. 4  noon to 5:30, Labor Fest at the Labor Temple (1602 S. Park).  Food, music, dancing, beer.  Open to the public, for families and friends.  Free.
 
Tues, Sept. 5   6-8pm Table Top Game Night.  Lots of board games for families to enjoy at the Meadowridge Library.
 
Tues, Sept. 5  6:30-7:30pm  Digital Privacy.  At the Alicia Ashman Library for adults and teens.  The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) presents a talk on Digital Privacy. Much of the privacy protection we need in today’’s world need technological and legislative solutions, but there are simple steps that everyone can take to improve their digital privacy. Join us for a discussion about current events, political trends, your rights, and suggestions for protecting your digital privacy.
Wed., Sept. 6  4:30-5:30pm  Read to a Dog at the Meadowridge Library.  Bring your favorite book or select one there.  Call to register.  Slots till up fast. Grades K-5.   288-6160.
 
Wed., Sept. 6  6:30pm Public Hearing on the Transportation Improvement Program.  At the City-County Building (210 MLK jr.Blvd).  Room 354.  To review the draft document, go to www.MadisonAreaMPO.org
 
Wed., Sept. 6  5:30-7:30pm  Listening Session with Alders Cheeks and Phair about the 2018 Budget.  At the Meadowridge Library.  For more information about their plan, Addressing Safety, Equity and Opportunity Issues in the 2018 Budget, go to: http://www.cityofmadison.com/news/alders-cheeks-and-phair-schedule-2018-budget-listening-sessions?  (Similar meeting on Sept. 9.  See below)
 
Fri., Sept. 8  4:30pm  JMM Varsity Poms Fall Mini-Clinic.  For girls and boys entering grades K through 8.  Learn a routine, Perform at the Spartan Football Game.  Registration 4:15 at JMM Cafeteria, followed by instruction and dinner.  Perform at 7:00.  $30 registration fee.  Contact Erin Crochet at eccrochet@icloud.com.
 
Fri., Sept. 8  7:30pm  Movies with Madison Parks–Moana.  Shown in Meadowood Park.  Free.  For the whole family.
 
Sat., Sept. 9  10:00am-noon.  Listening Session with Matt Phair and Maurice Cheeks.  Sequoia Library (4340 Tokay)  For more info, see Wed. above.
 
Sun., Sept. 10  1:30-3:30pm  Jazz at Sequoya Library.  Rachel Heuer Quartet.  The quartet plays a mixture of classic jazz and contemporary music, often with a focus on their own original compositions. Performances will be in the large meeting rooms off to the side from the “Ask Here” desk.
Tomorrow (Sept. 2) will be a lovely day for 
an ice cream social at Pilgrim Park.  
 
Come enjoy ice cream treats with us.  
Games and activities for the kids.  All free.  
Bring your friends.
 
1-3pm  at the Pilgrim shelter

NEWS

​​Survey Says! A new 5 minute survey to determine which workshops will be offered at the upcoming Mayor’s Neighborhood Roundtable on October 7 (anyone is welcome to attend) is available until September 5. You can learn more about the workshops at http://www.cityofmadison.com/neighborhoods . The Survey URL is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017neighroundtable

Did you know: The National Electrical Code, published by the National Fire Protection Association is available, online, for FREE? ​ Visit http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/free-access/​ to learn more​ (Wisconsin currently uses the 2011 edition, but reports are that it will move to the 2017 edition soon)​. And, if you are a do-it-yourself type doing your own electrical work, make sure to take out a permit​​ and have it inspected​!​​ See http://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/bi/construction/13/​ for more information.​

​​EVENTS

​​Tue., Aug. 29 1:00pm-4:00pm
​​Sequoya Knitting Group. Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice! Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

​​Tue., Aug. 29 1:00pm-2:30pm
​​Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. This 90-minute multimedia presentation observes and discusses the landmark album track by track, citing musical and historical precedents, and illustrating the development of the songs through excerpts from interviews with the band members and clips of discarded takes. Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

​​Wed., Aug. 30 3:00pm-5:00pm
​​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, Raymond Rd.

​​Thr., Aug. 31 3:30pm-5:30pm
​​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.

​​Fri., Sept. 1, 6:30pm-8:30pm
​​First Friday: Coloring for Grownups. What’s this coloring-for-grownups craze all about? Come and find out! Coloring for adults can be a stress-reliever, and a low-pressure way to get your creative juices flowing. Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N High Point Rd.

​​Sat., Sept. 2 9:00am-4:00pm
​​Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale. 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 2 pm. Location: 442 Westgate Mall, next to TJMaxx.

​​Sat., Sept. 2 1:00pm-3:00pm
​​Prairie Hills Neighborhood Ice Cream Social. Ice cream treats will be provided. Come meet up with your neighbors! Pilgrim Park.

​​COMING UP

​​Tue., Sept. 5 Madison Schools Open!

Click on link below for a poster with information about the parade:

Stop the Violence Parade

NOTES
Prairie Hills is providing a Duck Pond Game for neighborhood kids at West Fest, Sat., August 26, at Elver Park.  We need volunteers to help, mainly giving prizes to little kids.  Times for helping:  noon to 2:00 and 2:00 to 4:00.  Easy and fun.  If interested, please reply to this email or contact Sarah at kirkysarah@yahoo.com.
 
Prairie Hills is also having a ice cream social at Pilgrim Park on Sat., Sept. 2 from 1:00-3:00pm.  Ice cream treats will be provided.  If you would like to help out by bringing some games or an ice chest with dry ice, please reply to this email.
 
On Sat., Aug. 26, there will be a parade to Stop the Violence starting at Good Shepherd Church.  The parade organizers would like people and groups to register. For more info, call Gaddi at 358-7036 or Sheray at 622-2235.
 
EVENTS
Mon., Aug. 21  10am-noon.  Medicare Workshop.  If you are new to Medicare or just have questions about coverage, you will enjoy this workshop.  Follow up appointments can be made.  Madison Senior Center.  330 W. Mifflin. Free.
 
Mon., Aug 21.  A Day of Cooking with the Chef at Meadowridge Library.  10-11:15am   and 12:00-1:15  ages 5 -8.  Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 5-8 years old. In this class, we’’ll work in groups to create a variety of recipes that are perfect for a superb summer picnic.  2:00-3:15 for ages 9-12.  Might want to call ahead.  288-6160.
 
Mon., Aug 21 11:45-2:00  Crafts and activities to celebrate the Great American Solar Eclipse. Everyone can drop in to take part in the activities and crafts, but registration is required to receive a pair of the Eclipse Glasses due to limited supply.  Alicia Ashman Library. For info on safe viewing of the eclipse see https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety
Mon., Aug. 21  2-4:00pm  Maker Monday at Sequoya Library.

Join us this week to try your skills at coding your very own app using the Bitsbox coding program! Including an eclipse app to celebrate the special day. From 2-2:30 we will be outside with pinhole viewers, but join us from 2:30-4 for a special coding day!


Tues., Aug. 22 1:00-3:00pm  West Madison Senior Center Movies–“Gifted.”  Free  at 602 Sawyer Terrace (across from Hilldale Mall.  (good movie–recommended)
 
Wed., Aug. 23 6:30pm  Online Dating 101.  Learn the ins and outs of online dating.  Fitchburg Senior Center.  Call to reserve a spot.  270-4290.
 
Thurs, Aug. 24  10-11am.  Mapping Your Life.  Learn about a new program called, “Life Mapping,” that will give you the tools you need to record and save those stories for your children and grandchildren. Madison Senior Center (330 W. Mifflin).  Call 266-6581 to register.  
 
Thurs., Aug 24 4:30pm-6:30pm  Third Annual Back 2 School Block Party at the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center.  BBQ, snow cones, basketball, games, face-painting, sports. Free.
 
Thurs., Aug 24.  7:45 pm Movies with Madison Parks-The Jungle Book at Elver Park.  
 
Fri., Aug. 25 5:30-7:30pm  Dane Dances. On the rooftop at Monona Terrace.  Fun for the whole family.  This week it’s Changa Agoza and VO5.

Sat., Aug. 26 8:30-10:30 am.  Community Breakfast Ministry. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (5701 Raymond Road). Great food–fried or scrambled eggs, hash browns, breakfast ham, Spanish rice, Beef Stroganoff, pancakes with fruit topping. Free.

 
Sat., Aug. 26, Parade to Stop the Violence/Save Our Children. Staging 10:00, parade starts at 11:00am. Starts at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, goes down Raymond Road and ends at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (on McKenna).  See notes above for registration information.

Sat., Aug 26 8:00pm-4:00pm  2nd Annual West Fest.  Backpack giveaway, community meal, basketball contest sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club.  Also, fun and games for kids–duck pond, face-painting, making fun stuff, music sponsored by various organizations.  Elver Park.
 
Sat., Aug 26  9-10:00am Bird and Nature Outing at West Fest.   Naturalist Brian Schneider will help you play a Bird Bingo scavenger hunt game to look for birds, leaves, and other nature items and mark them on your bingo card for free prizes.  Stay for a full day of fun activities, food and music!

Sun., Aug 27 1:00pm-5:00pm

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9th Annual Black Latino Unity Picnic.  Part of an overall grassroots effort to promote unity and collaboration between the Black and Latino Communities. Open to all communities, free and family friendly with free food and kids activities, featuring  dances from Maria Diaz Ballet, DJ Latino Fresh, Spoken Word by Damion, life  performances by local artists like  Henry, Monis and others.  Will take place at the Labor Temple, 1602 Park St.

NEWS

Eclipse Safety.  With the eclipse coming soon on August 21, it is important to understand eclipse safety.  Do NOT look directly at the sun – even for an instant.  Either make a “pinhole viewer” or purchase a pair of (preferably certified) “eclipse glasses”.  More on eclipse glasses can be found at https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters , and the Washington Post published an article recently on the topic at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/08/04/vendors-may-be-selling-fake-solar-eclipse-glasses-heres-how-to-make-sure-yours-are-real/

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Asbestos Safety.  It is surprising how many homes in our area may still have asbestos, despite being constructed in the 1970’s and beyond.  Even during that era, asbestos was used in middle layers of vinyl flooring, ceiling tiles, “popcorn” ceiling, acoustic tiles, drywall patch compounds, vermiculite insulation (usually only in older homes) and the like, even if it is not being used in insulating heating ducts and near furnaces and fireplaces in your home.  

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Asbestos is generally not a hazard unless disturbed, but if you are planning a remodeling project, it pays to have anything that might be disturbed tested.  There are a number of asbestos remediation firms in town, or, if you want to coordinate the testing yourself, the University of Wisconsin Occupational Health Laboratory / State Hygiene Laboratory offers affordable asbestos testing for homeowners.  General information can be found at 


A fee schedule and fillable submission forms can be found at 
http://www.slh.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-WOHL-Fee-Schedule.pdf

EVENTS

Mon., Aug. 14 10:30am-11:00am

Fri., Aug. 18 10:00am-11:00am (Special Sun & Moon Eclipse Edition on Friday)

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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, Raymond Rd.  Only on Friday, there will be a special Eclipse Edition of preschool storytime, complete with a free eclipse glasses give away for the big event!

Tue., Aug. 15 2:00pm-4:00pm

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Tuesdays at 2:00ish: LEGO Master Builder Challenge.  Stretch those Lego building brains kids! Show your Lego skills in our Master Builder design challenge. Legos will be provided by the library and constructions will be put on display and judged before our showing of the Lego Batman (Sequoya showing August 16th at 6pm) for a prize. No registration necessary.  Preschool, School age (K-5).  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Tue., Aug. 15 3:30pm-5:00pm

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Crafting with Amy Meitzel: Sew an Emoji.  Younger children may need help from an adult. Registration begins 2 weeks before each event. Call 288-6160 or register online at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=62844&ID=62844_ .  Meadowridge Library.

Tue., Aug. 15 6:00pm-8:30pm  

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Community Forum.  Alder MicKinney is sponsoring a community forum on creating healthy and safe environments.  There will be a Panel, some group action tables, and next steps will be discussed.  More information can be found at http://www.cityofmadison.com/council/district1/blog/?Id=12531 .  Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (Across from the West District Police Station on McKenna Rd.)

Wed., Aug. 16 6:00pm-8:00pm

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Family Movie Night: LEGO Batman.  It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s ​LEGO Batman! Join us for an evening showing of the Lego Batman movie. Bring your blanket and pillow to get comfy on the floor and grab some popcorn supplied by the Friends of the Library. Vote on the best Master Builder design from our Tuesday (August 15th) Lego challenge before the movie. Winner announced at the end.  Sequoya Library.

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Thr., Aug 17 3:00pm-4:30pm

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

Fri., Aug. 18 5:00pm-7:30pm

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Tween Pizza Baking & Movie.  Learn how easy it can be to make healthy pizza. Then enjoy munching on your pizza while watching the movie Being Bucky, all about UW-Madison’s own Bucky Badger. The pizza making is open to 15 people, ages 10-14. The movie is open to all and is offered in partnership with the Wisconsin Film Festival.  Register online at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=66095&ID=66095_   Meadowridge Library.

COMING UP

Thr., Aug 24 4:30pm-6:30pm

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Third Annual Back 2 School Block Party at the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center.  BBQ, games, face-painting, sports. Free.

Sat., Aug 26 8:00pm-4:00pm

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2nd Annual West Fest.  Backpack giveaway, community meal, basketball contest sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club.  Also, fun and games for kids–duck pond, face-painting, making fun stuff sponsored by various organizations.  Elver Park.

Sun., Aug 27 1:00pm-5:00pm

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9th Annual Black Latino Unity Picnic.  The event is part of an overall grassroots effort to promote unity and collaboration between the Black and Latino Communities. Open to all communities, 100% free and 100% family friendly with free food and kids activities, featuring  dances from Maria Diaz Ballet, DJ Latino Fresh, Spoken Word by Damion, life  performances by local artists like  Henry, Monis and others.  Will take place at the Labor Temple, 1602 Park St.