NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF NOV. 12

NEWS

Winter alternate-side parking rules begin this Thursday, November 15.
From 1am-7am, park on the even-numbered side of the street on even dates, and the odd-numbered side on odd dates.  See: https://www.cityofmadison.com/residents/winter/parking/alternateSideParking.cfm
Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP).

Your household may be eligible for WHEAP services based on a number of factors, including household size, income, and energy costs. In most cases the energy assistance benefit is paid directly to the energy supplier. The program uses the previous three months of total household income to determine program eligibility. For a one-person household, the three-month income limit is $6,870. For a two-person household the limit is $8,983.75. For more information or to apply for energy assistance, contact Energy Services, Inc. at 608-267-8601. Visit http://homeenergyplus.wi.gov/category.asp?linkcatid=239 for more information.
Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center Job Opening.

See https://www.facebook.com/pg/Theresa-Terrace-Neighborhood-Center-1916974951884605/jobs/?ref=page_internal for more information.

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We’re testing out MailChimp for sending this newsletter in the future.  See anything in the email that looks off?  Please let us know!  prairiehillsneighborhoodassn@gmail.com

EVENTS

SAFE At Home
Mon., Nov 12 10-11am, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St

https://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/calendar/safe-at-home

Preventing falls is much more effective than treating them. There are many underlying causes for falls in older adults such as difficulty managing medication, muscle weakness, improper footwear, impaired vision, poor lighting, clutter and uneven surfaces. While falls can happen anywhere they most often occur at home. Free.

Family Reading Night: Camp Read – A Lot
Tues., Nov. 13 6-7:30pm, Falk Elementary

Coordinated by Falk Early Childhood teacher Heidi Schultz. Along with reading and writing activities, there will be a book fair, games in Spanish led by community member Marisol Gonzalez, reading books with little dog “Big T.,” and family dinner at 7:00, a camping-inspired meal (hot dogs, fresh fruit, chips).

Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Tue., Nov. 13 6:00pm-8:00pm, Elver Park Neighborhood Center, 1201 McKenna Blvd.

Along with a traditional Thanksgiving meal, the community center looks forward to music, crafts, a raffle and prizes.

The New Normal: What does climate change mean for Madison?
Wed., Nov 14 6:30-8pm, Rm260 Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

https://nelson.wisc.edu/events/community-environmental-forum/index.php

Join the Nelson Institute, community leaders and climate experts for a forum on climate change, where attendees will explore the impact climate change is having on the Madison area and what is being done to mitigate the causes. From the shorter periods of ice cover on the lakes to the flooding that has taken place in recent years, participants will discuss the challenges climate change has presented as well as what adaptations are needed to increase resiliency in these changing times.

AnjiPlayDate
Thurs., Nov 15 9:30-11:30am, Lussier Community Center, 55 S. Gammon

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/anjiplaydate-1190312

Alicia Ashman Library will provide play and art materials 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.

Medicare Workshop
Fri., Nov 16 10-12pm, Meadowood Neighborhood Center, 5734 Raymond Rd

https://www.cityofmadison.com/calendar/medicare-workshop-18

Whether you are new to Medicare, soon to be 65, or preparing g to retire, you need to make important decisions about your health insurance. Learn about the different parts of Medicare, find out when you can get Medicare, and decide if you want Part A and Part B. The information and choices can be overwhelming. Medicare specialist, Donna Bryant, will present and take questions. She will also address the new Medicare Cards and dealing with Long Term Care. Follow up appointments available. FREE. Call 266-6581 to sign up.

Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference 2018: Shaping Community/Driving Action
Sat., Nov. 17 9-4:30pm, Monona Terrace

http://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/planning/neighborhood-conferences-and-roundtables/1611/

The City of Madison Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference 2018 brings together hundreds of the most thoughtful, conscious, and caring people involved in neighborhoods across our city. Our community-wide conference is about making new connections, forming new partnerships, and strategizing together about how we can celebrate and tackle our neighborhoods greatest challenges. $10 registration for the day’s events, Register before tomorrow for a guaranteed lunch, details at the link above.

UPCOMING

Friends of the Meadowridge Library Thanksgiving Pie Sale, Tues. Nov 20th. 10am until the pies are gone!

NEWS

Ballot information.  Not sure which district/ward you are in?  Want to know ahead of time who is on the ballot?  You can visit https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/previewmyballot and find out!  There are also two Dane County Referenda on the ballot.  Even if you have not already registered, you can register to vote on election day.  See https://www.wisconsinvote.org/faq for more information.

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP).  Your household may be eligible for WHEAP services based on a number of factors, including household size, income, and energy costs. In most cases the energy assistance benefit is paid directly to the energy supplier. The program uses the previous three months of total household income to determine program eligibility. For a one-person household, the three-month income limit is $6,870. For a two-person household the limit is $8,983.75. For more information or to apply for energy assistance, contact Energy Services, Inc. at 608-267-8601.  Visit http://homeenergyplus.wi.gov/category.asp?linkcatid=239 for more information.

Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center Job Opening.   See 
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Theresa-Terrace-Neighborhood-Center-1916974951884605/jobs/?ref=page_internal
for more information.

Mailchimp.  What the heck is Mailchimp?  You may have noticed a footer on last week’s newsletter referring to Mailchimp.  Mailchimp is an email list maintenance/sending facility that is under consideration for (likely) replacing the current manual mailing setup for these newsletters.

EVENTS

Mon., Nov. 5 10:30am-11:15am
Preschool Storytime.  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.  Meadowridge Library, Community Room B, Raymond Rd.

Mon., Nov. 5 5:30pm-6:30pm
Ballet Tales.  A new and exciting way to experience the classic fairy tales.  Ballet Tales combines dance, mime, and interactive performance to strengthen reading comprehension by bringing stories to life.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Mon., Nov. 5 6:00pm
Police District Safety Meeting.  Hosted by Alder Skidmore.  Discuss crime on the west side and what the MPD is doing about it. There will also be a short presentation on crime prevention and how to start up a Good Neighbor program in your neighborhood.  Blackhawk Church, 9620 Brader Way.

Tue., Nov. 6 7:00am-8:00pm
Mid-term elections!  Vote!  

Wed., Nov. 7 3:30pm-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 Study Room A (Blue).

Wed., Nov. 7 10:00am
Consumer Protection.   Sam Bach will be presenting on consumer laws and rights that impact you. Sam is a law student completing his final year at the University of Wisconsin Law School. The presentation will cover a variety of topics, including preventing scams and what to do if you are or have been scammed, mortgages and foreclosures, and lending and debt collection practices.  Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 Easy Lacy Road, Fitchburg.

Sat., Nov. 10 3:00pm-4:45pm
Craft Lab:  Handmade Winter Hats.  Join local artist, Elizabeth White in crafting warm winter hats from recycled felted wool. Participants will be working with yarn and yarn needles to hand sew with simple stitches that a beginner can easily pick up. Elizabeth encourages creativity, innovation, hard work and joy in the process as well as pride in the result whatever it may be. Ages 10+. No registration required.  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Sun., Nov. 11  VETERANS DAY.



COMING UP

Tue., Nov. 13  6:00pm-8:00pm
Community Thanksgiving Dinner.  Along with a traditional Thanksgiving mean, the community center looks forward to music, crafts, a raffle and prizes.  Elver Park Neighborhood Center, 1201 McKenna Blvd.

NOTES:

In-person Absentee Voting ends this week

If you are not already registered to vote at your current address, you may register to vote, with proof of residence, at any absentee voting location.

Details including locations and hours at:

http://www.cityofmadison.com/clerk/elections-voting/voting/vote-absentee/in-person-absentee-voting-hours-and-locations

 

Halloween is Wed., Oct 31!

The City of Madison does not have official Trick-or-Treating hours, but recommends 4-8pm.

 

Fall leaf and yard waste collection continues

Put out leaves and yard waste, as collection crews will be coming through the neighborhood again soon.

See: http://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/yardWaste/leaf/

 

Events:

Avada Hearing Tests

Mon., Oct. 29 9am-12pm, Madison Senior Center, 220 W. Mifflin St.

Avada Hearing Care staff will be here to provide free hearing screenings. They will also provide free cleaning of all types of hearing aids and free servicing of hearing aids. Call 266-6581 to schedule your appointment for this FREE service.

 

Media Petting Zoo

Mon., Oct. 29 3pm, Meadowridge Library

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.

 

Terry & Danny – Singing Ventriloquist

Tues., Oct. 30 1-2pm, Madison Senior Center, 220 W. Mifflin St.

Terry & Danny sing a variety of music from oldies to country to gospel. Their show is comedic, entertaining, and interactive. They love to have audience participation! Free.

 

Costume Toddler Dance

Wed., Oct. 31 10-10:45am, Sequoya Library

Break out the costumes early and come and dance to new and familiar tunes at this specially themed Music & Movement program. For toddlers ages 2 & up.

 

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Fri., Nov. 2 3-6pm, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/madison-writing-assistance-general-and-job-related-writing-help-1193364

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.

Please come in or call 266-6385 to reserve a 45-minute appointment.

 

MMOCA Tour with Madison Senior Center — Joel Shapiro: The Bronzes

Fri., Nov. 2 12:30-1:30pm, MMoCA, 227 State St.

http://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/calendar/mmoca-tour-joel-shapiro-the-bronzes

The exhibition features bronze sculptures that vary in size, including several large-scale works that are rarely seen indoors. Through bold geometric form, Shapiro’s works explore the permeable boundary between abstraction and figuration. Free, but registration before Oct. 31 is required – details at the link above.

 

Empowering Children and Ourselves to Talk about Skin Color and Racism

Sat., Nov. 3 10:30-12:30pm, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/empowering-children-and-ourselves-talk-about-skin-color-and-racism-1194022

Join Families for Justice in an interactive workshop for parents, caregivers and educators to practice concrete strategies for talking about skin color and racism with children. We will learn to intentionally speak to the children in our lives about justice, naming skin color, and resisting racism. Together we will work to positively impact the ways that our children see and make meaning about skin color and racism.

Registration not required but appreciated, Child supervision available, details at link above.

 

COMING UP:

Police District Safety Meeting.

Mon., Nov. 5 6:00pm, Blackhawk Church, 9620 Brader Way

Discuss crime on the west side and what the MPD is doing about it. There will also be a short presentation on crime prevention and how to start up a Good Neighbor program in your neighborhood. Hosted by Alder Skidmore.

 

Group Hayrides at Holiday Fantasy in Lights.

November 12-15

http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/reserve/hayrides.cfm

See link for more information. Only 5 time slots remain available, so they will go fast!

EVENTS

Mon., Oct. 22 6:30pm-7:30pm
Plastics in the Great lakes.  One type of marine debris of particular concern — plastics — is among the most common type and can be a serious threat to the biota of the water body.  Come hear an introduction to the science of plastics in our Great Lakes and share ways you can prevent it. Presented by Anne Moser of the Wisconsin Water Library at the UW Madison Aquatic Sciences Center.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Tue., Oct. 23 4:00pm-5:00pm
Pokémon club.  Do you love Pokémon TCG (The Card Game)? Learn to play during the first 15 minutes, and then compete against other kids! For ages 5 & up.  Sequoya Library.

Wed., Oct. 24 6:00pm-7:30pm
Meadowridge Anime Club.  Come watch and discuss some clips of the most vile mad scientist from your anime favorites. The discussion is part of a special showing from Meadowridge Frankenfest celebration. Join us as we celebrate 200 years of influence from the horror classic Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Wed., Oct. 24 3:00pm-6:00pm
Halloween Hayrides – Around the Capitol Square.  An afternoon of Halloween family fun at Downtown Madison Family Halloween.  Cost: $3/ per person, ages 2 and under FREE.  Meeting Location: in front of Home Savings Bank, 2 S Carroll St.  For other hayride opportunities, see the link on page http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/calendar/halloween-hayrides-around-the-capitol-square-0 .  Please note: Participants will need to enter/exit the wagon using stairs. Wagon rides happen rain or shine, however ice or snow will cancel.

Wed., Oct. 24 6:30pm
Police District Safety Meeting.  Hosted by Alter McKinney.  Discuss crime on the west side and what the MPD is doing about it. There will also be a short presentation on crime prevention and how to start up a Good Neighbor program in your neighborhood.  Our Redeemer Church, 1701 McKenna Blvd.

Thr., Oct. 25 3:00pm-4:30pm
Knitting at the Library.  Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 7 must have an adult present.  Meadowridge Library.

Fri., Oct. 26 1:00pm-2:00pm
Yoga Storytime.  Join yoga instructor Chandra Wizenreid in a yoga-themed storytime! We’ll do some yoga poses and read from Chandra’s new picture book!

Fri., Oct. 26, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Sat., Oct. 27  9:00pm-1:00pm  

Meadowridge Library Fall Book Sale.

Sat., Oct 27 1:00pm-2:30pm
Dia De Los Muertos.  Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)! Día de los Muertos is an ancient Mexican holiday when families joyfully honor and remember family, friends, and ancestors. We will make folk crafts, calaveras (sugar skulls), papel picado (cut tissue paper designs), mariposas (butterflies), and snack on Pan de Muertos (bread of the dead) to share this beautiful Mexican tradition. No registration necessary.  Sequoya Library.

¡Vamos a celebrar Día de los Muertos! Día de los Muertos es una antigua fiesta Mexicana donde las familias alegremente honran y recuerdan a la familia, amigos, y antepasados. Haremos artesanías populares, calaveras de azúcar, papel picado, mariposas, y merendaremos Pan de Muertos para compartir esta bella tradición Mexicana. No hay necesidad de registrarse.

COMING UP

Mon., Nov. 5 6:00pm
Police District Safety Meeting.  (See Oct. 24 for description).  This one is at Blackhawk Church, 9620 Brader Way, hosted by alder Skidmore.

November 12-15
Group Hayrides at Holiday Fantasy in Lights.  See http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/reserve/hayrides.cfm for more information.  Only 6 time slots remain available, so they will go fast!

NOTES
Yard Waste (leaves) being collected now.  Put leaves on the terrace, not in the streets.  Leave plastic bags open.  Compostable bags will be picked up. Do not include brush.
 
Friends of Meadowridge Library memberships available at $5 for a single, $15 for a family.  Look below for book sale.
 
Food Pantry at Meadowood Center.  Tues. 6-7:30 pm and Sat. 12:30-2:30 pm.  Senior Pantry Thurs. 11:30-1:00pm.  
 
Metro Transit Survey.  Take a quick survey about your experience with Madison Metro services.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5F5W75Y
 
EVENTS
Mon., Oct. 15  6:15-7:45pm Steamed bun (Bao-zi& Mon-tou). At the Meadowridge Library.  Learn how to make bao-zi (bun dough with filling) and man-tou (plain steamed bun dough). Register online or call 288-6160.
 
Wed., Oct. 17  10am-3:20pm   Energy Assistant will be available to answer your questions about winter heating bills, energy saving measures and other information.  Drop in at Meadowridge Library.  
 
Wed., Oct. 17  6-7:30pm.  Dahi Puri with Yakub Kazi. Learn how to make the popular Indian street snack dahi puri, also known as sev dahi batata puri. This is a crispy snack filled with potatoes and topped with chutney. Meadowridge Library. Register online or call 288-6160.
 
Thurs., Oct. 18  10:30am  Meadowridge Frankenfest.  Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein, who assembles a human being from stolen body parts but, upon bringing it to life, recoils in horror at the creature’s hideousness.
 
Thurs., Oct. 18  6:30-7:30 pm  The Spice Box.  Human Siddiqui, author, chef, cooking instructor, and host of White Jasmine and its companion cooking show, focuses on healthy eating based on multi-cultural traditions. The Spice Box shows how to use spices in everyday cooking. Alicia Ashman Library. Call 608-824-1780 to reserve your seat.
 
Fri. Oct 19 5:45-10:00  Moon over Monona bonus event.  Star Lab Portable Planetarium.  At Monona Terrace.  $5 admission.  
 
Fri., Oct. 19  7-9:30 pm  Moon over Monona Terrace,  View the Moon in its full glory through a variety of telescopes provided by the Madison Astronomical Society (MAS)! Kids’ fun zone with educational games and prizes!  Free but need a ticket.  Go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moon-over-monona-terrace-autumn-2018-registration-48881344417
 
Sat., Oct. 20 2:30-4:00 pm   Hmong-Inspired Comfort Food with TK’s Noodles.  Join TK’s Noodles as they demonstrate Hmong-inspired comfort food. More details to come. Register online or call 288-6160.
 
Sun., 2-4pm  Sunday Jazz@Sequoya. 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. 
 
Mon., Oct.22  6-7:30pm  Family Film Frankenweenie.  Meadowridge Library.  See how Tim Burton tell the story of young Victor Frankenstein. After Victor loses his dog and best friend Sparky, he is heartbroken and decides to experiment to jolt Sparky back to life.. Snacks will be provided.
 
COMING UP
Fri., Oct. 26, 5:30-7:30pm and Sat., Oct. 27  9:00-1:00pm.  Meadowridge Library Book Sale.

NEWS

Leaf Collection began on Oct. 1.  See http://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/yardWaste/leaf/ for more information, including a link to the current and anticipated pick up schedule.

Madison area planning survey.  The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission is gathering public input for “A Greater Madison Vision,” which will become the plan to guide overall regional growth. You can explore and evaluate choices for future growth and development in our region through an online survey that is live now.  Go to https://greatermadisonvision.com/ to take the 10-minute online survey which explores four futures considering housing, transportation, roads, rural preservation, water and the environment, and provide your priorities on how the region should grow.

EVENTS

Mon., Oct. 8 10:00am-11:30am
Mystery in the Morning — The man Who Was Thursday, by G.K. Chesterson.  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Wed., Oct. 10 9:00am-3:00pm 
Triad-sponsored auto inspection for Seniors (55 and over).  West Towne Firestone.  Come in a get a pre-winter checkout.  Call to make a reservation at 238-7787.

Wed., Oct. 10 3:30pm-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.

Wed., Oct. 10 5:30pm-7:00pm
Conservation Park Tour – Cherokee Marsh North (6098 Sherman Ave.).  Conservation Park Tours are a staff guided, easy walk held seasonally at various conservation parks. These events are free to attend, family-friendly and no registration is required. Walks are held rain or shine.  Follow North Sherman Ave. to the parking lot at the end of the gravel entrance road.

Thr., Oct. 11 – Sun., Oct 14
Wisconsin Book Festival.  The Festival offers opportunities to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed at locations around Madison. Official Day 1 (some events also take place early) features fantastic authors like Chloe Benjamin, Laura Jean Baker, José Olivarez, and many more!  For more information, and a schedule see https://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org/ .

Thr., Oct. 11 12:30pm-3:30pm
University League Spanish Conversation.  Come join us! New voices are always welcome in this monthly adult conversation hosted by members of the University League’s Spanish Conversation Interest Group. Conversation is intermediate to advanced level and takes place entirely in Spanish, although beginners who want to build exposure to the language are also invited. Each meeting starts with quick introductions followed by a language game or a mingling activity, then discussion of one or two published articles in Spanish.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Thr., Oct. 11 10:00am
Caregiver Support.  If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, you are not alone.  Join the group at the Fitchburg Senior center for a support group / discussion.  Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

Sat., Oct. 13 10:00am-11:00am
Donuts with Dad.  Saturday morning fun with stories, movies and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. Moms welcome, too!  😉  Alicia Ashman Library

NEWS

Starting this fall, a new law will *require* the big three credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) to let you freeze your credit report for free.  Credit freezes, also known as security freezes, restrict access to your credit report. Security freezes are often recommended for individuals who have been the victim of identity theft or whose personal information was released in a security breach. The new law limits security freezes to only impact businesses requesting consumer information for credit purposes. That means that parties requesting credit reports for employment background checks, tenant background checks, or insurance policies will still have access to credit information when a security freeze is in place. The law also does not apply to existing creditors or debt collection agencies who are reviewing accounts or collecting money that is owed to them.  [Source:  West Madison Senior Center newsletter.]

Wednesdays, 12:00pm-12:30pm.  Chair Exercise.  Join Jody Alexander for a new Chair exercise class at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. This class will focus on creating Core awareness, balance and flexibility, while building strength to support posture and range of movement. The class will run 50 minutes with a drop in rate of $10. Sliding scale is available. Bring an exercise mat if you have one, some will be provided.  Mount Olive Church, 110 N. Whitney Way.

EVENTS

Mon., Oct. 1 10:30am-11:15am
Bilingual Storytime.  A very special bilingual storytime celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Join us for a celebration of children, families, and reading in two languages as we explore culture, family, and heritage.  Cuentos bilingües muy especiales para celebrar el mes de la herencia Hispana.? Únase a nosotros para una celebración de niños, familias, y lectura en dos idiomas a para celebrar la cultura, la familia y el patrimonio.   Meadowridge Library Community Room B, Raymond Rd.

Tue., Oct. 2 1:00pm-4:00pm – Sequoya (bring your own supplies)
Wed., Oct. 3 6:30pm-8:30pm – Alicia Ashman (bring your own supplies)
Thr., Oct. 4 3:00pm-4:30pm – Meadowridge (supplies provided).
Knitting Groups.  All skill levels welcome.  Children under 7 must have an adult present. Come on in & share tips or get advice!  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd (Tuesday), Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. Highpoint Rd. (Wednesday), and Meadowrdige Library (Thursday)

Wed., Oct. 3 4:30pm-5:30pm
Read to a Dog.  Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Meadowridge Library.

Thr., Oct. 4 6:30pm
Mindfulness for Women.  Local author and mindfulness expert Mare Chapman will describe the common cultural conditioning that adversely affects nearly all women – in body, mind and spirit – which leads to losing self in relationships, chronic self-doubt, anxiety, and depression. Then, based on years of study and validating science, she will describe how mindfulness is applied to transform these patterns to build a healthy, empowering relationship with authentic self.  Alicia Ashman Library.

Fri., Oct. 5 3:00pm-6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help.  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.   Please come in or call 266-6385 to reserve a 45-minute appointment.  Sequoya Library.

Fri., Oct. 5 6:30pm-8:30pm
Friday Night Mix Up  Coloring, Crafts, Games and Puzzles all on the same night!  Alicia Ashman Library.

Sat., Oct 6 10:00am-2:00pm
Caregiver Bootcamp – Dane County.  When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of South Central Wisconsin and the Aging and Disability Resource Center.  Check in begins at 9:30 am, program from 10 am – 2 pm. A light lunch will be provided.  To register, call Alzheimer’s Association at 608-203-8500.  Sequoya Library Meeting Rooms A & B.

COMING UP

Wed., Oct. 10 9:00am-3:00pm 
Triad-sponsored auto inspection for Seniors.  West Towne Firestone.

Sat., Oct. 13 9:00am-11:30am.
Welcome to Medicare Seminar.  Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County, 2865 N. Sherman Ave.  Call 608-261-9330 to register by October 3rd.  For more information, see http://www.wmseniorcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/10-October-2018-Newsletter-PDF-reduced-size.pdf

Mon., Oct 15 2:30pm-4:30pm
West Madison Senior Center Board Meeting.  Meadowridge Library.  Please call the Executive Director, (608) 238-7368 Ext. 9, at least 24 hours in advance to register your attendance.  Visitors will be asked to sign-in and state your comments, questions, and concerns at the start of the meeting. These issues will then be forwarded to the appropriate committee.