NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF APRIL 1

NEWS

Yard waste and brush collection begins April 1

https://www.cityofmadison.com/news/curbside-brush-collection-begins-april-1-2019

http://www.cityofmadison.com/news/spring-yard-waste-collection-starts-april-1-2019

On Monday, April 1, 2019, the Streets Division will begin curbside brush collection for woody material trimmed from trees, shrubs, and bushes. Curbside brush collection should last from April through the end September. Residents will have multiple opportunities for curbside brush pickup during collection season.

Spring Yard Waste collection for plant material and debris will also start Monday. There are two curbside collection opportunities during the spring pickup window. After both collection opportunities occur, curbside yard waste collection will end until the autumn leaf collection season.

Brush and yard waste are separate collection services. Check the schedule maps linked in either of the posts above to find out when each service will be in your area.

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.

PHNA looking for volunteers to welcome newcomers!

The neighborhood association has begun watching for newcomers within our boundaries and will be reaching out to welcome and provide area and association information to them. If you’d like to be a part of growing your and the PHNA’s connections and are willing to help, please contact Zach Scheeler at zachscheeler@googlemail.com.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Attic Angel Lecture Series

Mon., Apr. 1, Coffee at 10a, Lecture at 10:30a, Attic Angel Community Room, 8301 Old Sauk Rd

‘A Day in the Live of a Madison Fireman’, Lt. Casey Preimesberger, Madison Fire Dept.

Spring Election

Tues., Apr. 2, Polls open 7a-8p

Supreme Court, Madison Mayor, Alderperson, and School Board elections. To find out what is on your ballot, visit https://MyVote.wi.gov. Additional information about each candidate is available online, in the candidate’s own words, through the Madison City Channel Know Your Candidates show, and through the Candidates’ Answers questionnaires published by the League of Women Voters of Dane County.

To find your polling location for Election Day, visit www.cityofmadison.com/WhereDoIVote.

Meadowood Health Partnership Community Health Fair

Wed., Apr. 3, 11a-2p, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/meadowood-health-partnership-community-health-fair-1203814

The event will provide helpful information related to community health issues and preventative blood pressure screenings.

Meadowridge Cookbook Club – April Theme: Vegan

Wed., Apr. 3, 6-7:30p, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/meadowridge-cookbook-club-theme-vegan-1203226

Take part in Meadowridge’s first cookbook club! This month’s theme is vegan recipes by the author, Kristy Turner. Choose a recipe to make and share at the meeting. Register online or call 288-6160.

Friends of Sequoya Book Sale

Sat., Apr. 6, 9a-4p, 442 Westgate Mall (Next to TJMaxx)

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/friends-sequoya-book-sale-1196098

Fitchburg Senior Center Annual Pancake Breakfast.

Sun., Apr. 7 8:00am-12:00pm, Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

$10 Adults / $5 Children up to 10 years.  Scrambled Eggs—Sausage—Pancakes—Apple Sauce—Juice—Coffee will be served.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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 trash bags and latex gloves available. A light lunch will be provided! Please sign up at the link above.

Lunch for Libraries featuring Celest Ng

Wed., May 15, Monona Terrace

Lunch for Libraries is a fundraiser for the Wisconsin Book Festival, being promoted by the Madison Public Library Foundation. Tables of eight and individual tickets are on sale for Lunch for Libraries, which will take place May 15 at Monona Terrace. Enjoy an elegant lunch, then a talk by New York Times best-selling author Celeste Ng, whose hit novel, Little Fires Everywhere, was Amazon’s #2 best fiction book of 2017. You’ll receive a free copy of Little Fires Everywhere, and are invited to stay after the talk to meet Ng and get your book signed.

NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF MARCH 25

NEWS

Spring Break Crime Prevention Tips

In the coming weeks, students from the Madison Metropolitan School District and UW-Madison will be among those on Spring Break, heading to beaches and other (hopefully warmer) vacation destinations.  Empty homes, apartments, and condos can be targets for opportunistic criminals, and with that in mind, MPD would like to offer some burglary prevention tips, available at:
http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/blog/?Id=20771

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Madison Schools Spring Break Begins

Mon., Mar. 25 – Fri., Apr. 1

NEW – Preschool Storytime Chefs

Mon, Mar. 25 10:30am-11:15am, Meadowridge Library Room B, Raymond Rd.

Start off with a short storytime and Kids Chef, Chef Lily, will teach everyone how to make storytime related snacks. Children will need adult assistance. Register online at:
http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=79290 or call 288-6160.

West Madison Senior Lunches

Tue., Mar. 26 through Thr. Mar. 28 12:00pm-1:00pm

Sponsored by the West Madison Senior Center.  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

Elder Domestic Abuse

Wed., Mar. 27 10:00am, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5701 Raymond Rd.

Join speaker Sara Flugum in a discussion.

Discussion with Joe Parisi

Wed., Mar. 27 10:00am-10:45 AM, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

County Executive Parisi will lead a discussion and give an update on the work Dane County is doing to clean up our lakes, finance renewable energy development, and benefit county taxpayers.   Please sign up for this program at 266-6581.

Storytime for the Very Young

Fri., Mar. 29 10:30am-11:15am

Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required.(For children ages 0 – 30 months.)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Brush Collection Begins Monday, April 1

There are usually also one or two yard waste collections done during the Spring, then a pause until Fall.

http://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/

ELECTION DAY !!!!!

Tuesday, Apr. 2nd

Contested Elections include Wisconsin Supreme Court, Madison Mayor, Alders, and three school district seats.  https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/MyBallot

Fitchburg Senior Center Annual Pancake Breakfast.

Sun., Apr. 7 8:00am-12:00pm, Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

$10 Adults / $5 Children up to 10 years.  Scrambled Eggs—Sausage—Pancakes—Apple Sauce—Juice—Coffee will be served.

Lunch for Libraries featuring Celest Ng

Wed., May 15, Monona Terrace

Lunch for Libraries is a fundraiser for the Wisconsin Book Festival, being promoted by the Madison Public Library Foundation.  Tables of eight and individual tickets are on sale for Lunch for Libraries, which will take place May 15 at Monona Terrace.  Enjoy an elegant lunch, then a talk by New York Times best-selling author Celeste Ng, whose hit novel, Little Fires Everywhere, was Amazon’s #2 best fiction book of 2017. You’ll receive a free copy of Little Fires Everywhere, and are invited to stay after the talk to meet Ng and get your book signed.

News resources

Much of the material for our newsletters is located in resources that are regularly available online, but our editors may not focus on items that you care about.  Here are some resources that you can look at on your own:
NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF MAR. 18

NEWS

Lucy Lincoln and Pilgrim Parks Earth Day Cleanups!

The PHNA is hosting park cleanups on Apr. 27 in addition to Madison Parks’ events for Earth Day and will be providing supplies and a light lunch.  See Upcoming Events below for details and the signup link!

EVENTS THIS WEEK

MMSD Regular School Day

Mon., Mar. 18

Monday, March 18 had originally been scheduled as a staff only day. However, with all of the bad weather, time missed must now be made up.

Dane County Lake Level Task Force Meeting

Mon., Mar. 18, 5:00pm, City County Building Room 351, 210 Martin Luther King Blvd.

https://lwrd.countyofdane.com/Yahara-Chain-of-Lakes-Lake-Levels-Task-Force

Neighborhood Center & Child and Youth Funding Process Discussion: Vision and Community needs.

Wed., Mar. 20, 5:30-7:00pm, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5701 Raymond Rd.

Madison’s Community Development Division is seeking input on how to support the 15 currently funded Neighborhood Centers & Child and Youth Out-of-School Time programming. The majority of time at this event will be a facilitated discussion as opposed to a formal presentation. This session may be more interesting for community members who are interested in the topic of neighborhood centers and child and youth programming.

Lotus Wrapped Glutinous Rice with Madame Chu

Wed., Mar. 20, 6-7:30pm, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/lotus-wrapped-glutinous-rice-madame-chu-1202934

Learn how to make lotus wrapped glutinous rice, a steamed leaf-wrapped sticky rice packet that can be filled with meat and vegetables. Register online or call 288-6160.

Memory Screening

Thur., Mar. 21, 1-4pm, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/memory-screening-1202219

A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory. It creates a baseline so future changes can be monitored. Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 20-minute, confidential memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources that are available. Registration required; please sign up at the Sequoya reference desk or call 608-266-6385.

Discoveries in the Depths of the Madison Lakes

Thur., Mar. 21, 1pm, Fitchburg Senior Center

Local diver Rick Krueger will discuss the history of the Madison lakes, as well as the fascinating items he has found over the years at the bottom of the lakes. After the program, Rick will be available for questions.

The Ranch House and Mid-Century Madison

Thur., Mar. 21, 7-8:15pm, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/ranch-house-and-mid-century-madison-1202246

Join Della Hansmann, residential Architect, to discover the revolutionary background of one of our most common housing types: the ranch. Madison’s ranch neighborhoods are filled with right-sized 60+ year old houses. Today, they need a few updates to serve the next several generations as well as the previous ones. We’ll discuss how ranches solved our last housing crunch, modernizations most ranches need, how to maximize mid-century style, and easy steps any homeowner can take to improve their mid-century home.

Friday Night Feature Film: Hidden Figures

Fri., Mar. 22, 6-8pm, Alicia Ashman Library

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Free.

Meadowood Health Partnership Movie Night

Sat., Mar. 23, 3-5pm, Meadowridge Library

Join us for a movie celebrating world down syndrome day! Free Pizza and Refreshments. RSVP to Sheray Wallace, sheraywallace@gmail.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

Elder Domestic Abuse

Wed., Mar. 27 10:00am, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5701 Raymond Rd.

Join speaker Sara Flugum in a discussion.

Discussion with Joe Parisi

Wed., Mar. 27 10:00am-10:45 AM, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

County Executive Parisi will lead a discussion and give an update on the work Dane County is doing to clean up our lakes, finance renewable energy development, and benefit county taxpayers. Please sign up for this program at 266-6581.

Earth Day Challenge

Sat., Apr. 27, 10-12pm, Various Madison Parks

http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/events/earthdayChallenge.cfmCelebrate 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 link.

PHNA park cleanups

Sat., Apr. 27, 12-1:30pm, Lucy Lincoln and Pilgrim Parks

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.

News resources

Much of the material for our newsletters is located in resources that are regularly available online, but our editors may not focus on items that you care about.  Here are some resources that you can look at on your own:
NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF MAR 11

NEWS

Worms

Many of us were told and learned that earthworms were good for the soil. Turns out that isn’t really true – and there were no worms in Wisconsin prior to settlement by Europeans. Whats more, the newest worms, Amynthas or “jumping worms” are much worse than those we have grown up with.  For more information on this latest pest, see https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/invasives/fact/jumpingworm/ .

Store your canoe or kayak lakeside

Exploring Madison’s beautiful lakes, rivers and creeks by paddle is enjoyed by many. Most, however, don’t have the luxury of living on a waterway. That’s okay! The City of Madison offers watercraft storage racks at locations throughout the city. For just $110 (Madison resident) annually, you can store your canoe or kayak lakeside.   While there is typically a waitlist, often space is available by April.  For more information, see https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/canoekayakstorage

Lake Level Task Force

In response to the flooding, the Dane County Board created a lake levels task force last year charged with running models and finding solutions.  The task force issued a report February 1. You can find a link to it on the Lakes and Watershed Commission website at https://lwrd.countyofdane.com/Yahara-Chain-of-Lakes-Lake-Levels-Task-Force

In addition, County Engineer John Reimer and other members of the technical work group have done a series of presentations detailing the findings and explaining the various mitigation scenarios.  The presentations were recorded.  You can find them and all of the public comment at the same website.

Uptick in underground garage burglaries

MPD crime analysts are noticing an uptick in burglaries where underground parking garages are being targeted. Once inside, criminals are breaking vehicle windows and stealing items.  For more information, see http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/newsroom/incidentreports/incident.cfm?id=23488

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Q & A with County Executive Joe Parisi

Mon., Mar. 11 10:45am, Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

County Executive Parisi will be visiting the Fitchburg Senior Center to have a discussion and give an update on the work Dane County is doing to clean up our lakes, finance renewable energy development, and how it benefits county taxpayers. Joe will talk for roughly 30 minutes, then allow for questions.

Mindful Movement

Tue., Mar. 12 10:00am-10:45am, Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. Highpoint 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. Space is limited, so please call to reserve your spot: 824-1780, or at
http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=82675

Financial Perspective, Sponsored by Associated Bank

Wed., Mar. 13 10:00am-11:00am, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

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 have currently have investments or not. Find out what you should know, or ask, before investing. Call 266-6581 to register.

Meadowridge Library Anime Club /Anime Game Night

Wed., Mar. 13 5:30pm-7:30pm, Meadowridge Library Study Room A, Raymond Rd.

Play some anime inspired video games and discuss your favorites.

Memorial HS Concert Band II & Symphonic Band

Wed., Mar. 13 7:30 PM, Memorial HS

Avoiding Scams

Thr., Mar. 14 12:30pm-1:00pm, Meadowridge Commons, 5734 Raymond Rd.

Winter Reading Fun

Thr., Mar. 14 4:00pm-5:30pm, Meadowridge Library Study Room A

Come and practice your reading with our friendly volunteers!

Collaborative Gaming

Fri., Mar. 15 3:30pm-5:30pm, Meadowridge Library Study Room A

Play Minecraft, Roblox and more!

Screen Printing for Kids – A Very Bubbler Saturday

Sat., Mar. 16 1:00pm-2:00pm, Sequoya Library rooms A & B, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Learn about screen-printing and create your own screen-print of an inclusive “Libraries are for Everyone” image, with text available in English, Spanish, or Arabic. Bring your own t-shirt/tote/material to print on, or create a print on paper. One print per person, please.

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 18 — Regular School Day

Monday, March 18 had originally been scheduled as a staff only day.  However, with all of the bad weather, time missed must now be made up.

Dane County Lake Level Task Force Meeting

Monday, March 18, 5:00pm, City County Building Room 351, 210 Martin Luther King Blvd.

See the News section, above, for additional information.

Neighborhood Center & Child and Youth Funding Process Discussion: Vision and Community needs.

Wednesday, March 20, 5:30pm-7:00pm, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5701 Raymond Rd.

Madison’s Community Development Division is seeking input on how to support the 15 currently funded Neighborhood Centers & Child and Youth Out-of-School Time programming.  The majority of time at this event will be a facilitated discussion as opposed to a formal presentation. This session may be more interesting for community members who are interested in the topic of neighborhood centers and child and youth programming.

Elder Domestic Abuse

Wed., Mar. 27 10:00am, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5701 Raymond Rd.

Join speaker Sara Flugum in a discussion.

Discussion with Joe Parisi

Wed., Mar. 27 10:00am-10:45 AM, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

County Executive Parisi will lead a discussion and give an update on the work Dane County is doing to clean up our lakes, finance renewable energy development, and benefit county taxpayers.   Please sign up for this program at 266-6581.

News resources

Much of the material for our newsletters is located in resources that are regularly available online, but our editors may not focus on items that you care about.  Here are some resources that you can look at on your own:
NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF MAR. 4

NEWS

Safe Passages Program looking for feedback

Through a process that incorporated community engagement in our area, an Implementation Plan for federal funds has been developed that includes funding to provide a Safe Passage program to reduce youth conflict and connect youth to prosocial activities in the Meadowood, Theresa Terrace and Park Edge/Park Ridge neighborhoods. A paper describing the essential components of this program has been developed and community feedback is requested, either via email/phone or via community meetings on March 4th (see events below).

More information at http://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/communitydevelopment/funding/safe-passages-program-on-madisons-south-west-side/2988/

PHNA looking for volunteers to welcome newcomers!

The neighborhood association has begun watching for newcomers within our boundaries and will be reaching out to welcome and provide area and association information to them. If you’d like to be a part of growing your and the PHNA’s connections and are willing to help, please contact Zach Scheeler at zachscheeler@googlemail.com.

News resources !!!

Much of the material for our newsletters is located in resources that are regularly available online, but our editors may not focus on items that you care about. Here are some resources that you can look at on your own:

EVENTS THIS WEEK

WonderWorks

Mon., Mar. 4, 10:45-11:30am, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/wonderworks-1196013Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Registration is first-come, first-served. Please pick up a name tag 15 minutes before the program.

Safe Passages Program Community Feedback Meetings

Mon., Mar. 4, 11a-12:30p or 5:30-7p, Madison Police Dept. West District, 1710 McKenna Blvd.

http://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/communitydevelopment/funding/safe-passages-program-on-madisons-south-west-side/2988/Hugh and Stephanie and other members of the Community Based Crime Reduction Team will be present to take comments regarding the Safe Passages Program and its concept paper (see news above).

Computer Fix-it Clinic

Tues., Mar. 5, 12:30-3:30pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St

https://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/calendar/computer-fix-it-clinic-0

If your computer or laptop is slow, not working, or seems to have a virus, bring it in for free tech support! Volunteers will teach valuable repair skills, answer questions, and give technical advice about your device. This service is provided by DANEnet, a local non-profit committed to making information technology accessible and affordable through education and services for nonprofit organizations and individuals with barriers. Please bring your laptop, and/or desktop tower and power cord.

Sequoya Knitting Group

Tues., Mar. 5, 1-4p, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/sequoya-knitting-group-1196237

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

Healthy Cooking

Wed., Mar. 6, 1-2p, Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St.

https://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/calendar/healthy-cooking

Kick-off National Nutrition Month by learning to prepare a quick, easy, healthy and delicious meal. A Registered Dietician from University Hospital will do a demonstration, and then give out samples. Free, register by Monday, March 4 by calling 608-266-6581.

Read to a Dog

Wed., Mar. 6, 4:30-5:30p, Meadowridge Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/read-dog-1199500

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

Madison Memorial High School All Choirs Concert

Wed., Mar. 6, 7:30-8:30p

Dryer Ball Mania

Thurs., Mar. 7, 6:30-8:30p, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/dryer-ball-mania-1198020

These environmentally friendly balls are used in your dryer and will help reduce static, absorb moisture, and are chemical free. Using repurposed wool these dryer balls will be handmade, one of a kind, and ready to use when you bring them home! Each participant will make 2 dryer balls. Taught by Faye Antolec, owner, Wyld and Wooly. This class is free but registration is required.

Fun, Family Features: ‘Smallfoot’

Fri., Mar. 8, 6-8p, Alicia Ashman Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/new-fun-family-features-smallfoot-pg-1189943

A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as humans do exist. PG, 1hr 36min

Stories: Opening Reception

Sat., Mar. 9, 9:30a-12p, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/stories-opening-reception-1202245

Join The Madison Photography Meetup Group on Saturday, March 9 from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM as we celebrate the opening of our member show, STORIES. They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words. 34 photographers will be sharing their photographic stories in this exhibit at the Sequoya Public Library. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the photographers and talk with them about their photos.

NewBridge: Cultural Arts Dance Fitness

Every Saturday, 12-2p, Meadowood Neighborhood Center, 5740 Raymond Rd.

Free to try, then $5/mo

UPCOMING EVENTS

Q & A with County Executive Joe Parisi

Mon., Mar. 11 10:45am, Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

County Executive Parisi will be visiting the Fitchburg Senior Center to have a discussion and give an update on the work Dane County is doing to clean up our lakes, finance renewable energy development, and how it benefits county taxpayers. Joe will talk for roughly 30 minutes, then allow for questions.

14th Annual Multicultural Senior Wellness Fair

Fri., Mar 29, 9-11:30a, Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Dr.

NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF FEB 25

NEWS

News resources !!!

Much of the material for our newsletters is located in resources that are regularly available online, but our editors may not focus on items that you care about.  Here are some resources that you can look at on your own:

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Preschool Storytime

Mon., Feb. 25  10:30am-11:15am, Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

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

Pokemon Club (Trading Card Game)

Tue., Feb. 26  4:30pm-5:30pm, Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

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!   NOTE:  No Pokemon in March.

Chess Club

Wed., Feb. 27  3:30pm-5:00pm, Meadowridge Library

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

Madison Memorial High School Orchestra Concert

Wed., Feb. 27 7:30pm-8:30pm

I Am Jazz — Reading

Thr., Feb. 28  6:00pm-8:00pm, Meadowridge Library

Join the Madison Public Library and Madison Metropolitan School District in a reading of the book “I Am Jazz”.

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Fri., Mar. 1  3:00pm-6:00pm, Sequoya Library Study Room 103

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.

Friends of Sequoya Book Sale

Sat., Mar. 2  9:00am-4:00pm, 442 Westgate Mall, Next to TJMaxx

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

DANENet Computer Fix-It Clinic

Tue., Mar. 5 12:30pm-3:30pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin St.

Device Fix IT clinics are to repair and support computers and hardware owned by households without the means to fix them. Adults can bring in their devices (smart phone, desktop, tower, laptop, etc.) and DANEnet staff and volunteers will fix and clean the devices.

HAVE A COMPUTER QUESTION OR ISSUE?
If your computer or laptop is slow, not working, or seems to have a virus, bring it in for free tech support! Our volunteers will teach valuable repair skills, answer questions, and give technical advice about your device.

DETAILS & WHAT TO BRING:
First come, first served. Labor is FREE. Volunteers can offer advice on purchasing parts online or at local repair stores. Bring your laptop, and/or desktop tower and power cord. Volunteers will help with computers, smartphones and tablets

Madison Memorial High School All Choirs Concert

Wed., Mar. 6 7:30pm-8:30pm

Q & A with County Executive Joe Parisi

Mon., Mar. 11 10:45am, Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

County Executive Parisi will be visiting the Fitchburg Senior Center to have a discussion and give an update on the work Dane County is doing to clean up our lakes, finance renewable energy development, and how it benefits county taxpayers. Joe will talk for roughly 30 minutes, then allow for questions.

NEWS & EVENTS FROM PRAIRIE HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSN. — WEEK OF FEB. 18

NEWS

PHNA looking for volunteers to welcome newcomers!

The neighborhood association has begun watching for newcomers within our boundaries and will be reaching out to welcome and provide area and association information to them. If you’d like to be a part of growing your and the PHNA’s connections and are willing to help, please contact Zach Scheeler at zachscheeler@googlemail.com.

Early Childhood Funding RFP

https://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/communitydevelopment/funding/other-funding-opportunities/477/

The City of Madison Community Development Division is seeking proposals from organizations to provide programming and services to the early childhood care and education community and workforce. This is defined as individuals and programs primarily serving children ages birth to 5 years old. The City of Madison’s Community Development Division’s programming is reviewed through the lens of its impact on poverty, racial equity, and social justice.

Arboretum Steward and Restoration Team Leader Trainings

https://arboretum.wisc.edu/news/arboretum-news/volunteer-steward-and-team-leader-trainings/

Volunteer stewards and restoration team leaders play an important part in caring for the land, fostering engagement, and working with others. The Arboretum is offering training opportunities to join these essential corps of volunteers. Application deadline is Mar. 20.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Parkinson’s Support with Bob Gilpatrick

Mon., Feb 18 2:00pm, Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

MPD Good Neighbor Night

Mon., Feb. 18, 6:30-8p, High Point Church, 7702 Old Sauk Road

http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/blog/?id=18659

Get details about this MPD community safety program, hear from the MPD Crime Prevention Unit and learn from and make connections with your neighbors and MPD officers.

Spring Primary Voting

Tues., Feb. 19

Information on Voting:
https://www.cityofmadison.com/clerk/elections-voting/voting

Know your Candidates:
https://media.cityofmadison.com/mediasite/showcase/madison-city-channel/channel/know-your-candidates

FoodWise Nutrition – Savory Soups and Sodium

Tues., Feb. 19, 11:30am, Fitchburg Senior Center

Intro to Facebook

Wed., Feb 20, 10-11:30a, Madison Senior Center 330 W. Mifflin St

http://www.cityofmadison.com/senior-center/calendar/intro-to-facebook

Whether you are contemplating getting on Facebook, or already a regular user, this workshop will be beneficial. Learn the basics of using Facebook safely so that you can get the most out of it. Free but space is limited, call 266-6581 to register.

NewBridge Cribbage and Euchre

Thurs., Feb. 21, 10:30a-12p or 12:45-2p, Meadowridge Commons 5734 Raymond Rd.

TTNC and EPNC Black Excellence Celebration

Thurs., Feb 21, 6-7:30p, Elver Park Neighborhood Center 1201 McKenna Blvd.

Family friendly activities, music, and a soul food dinner catered by Melly Mels. Local vendors will be in attendance with items for sale. All activities, vendors, and serving of dinner will start at 6 pm.

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Thurs., Feb. 21, 6:30-8:30p, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/stop-motion-animation-workshop-1200333

Join Crestwood Elementary students and art educator Luke Bassuener for a hands-on tutorial on how to make stop motion animation films using markers, paper, scissors and an iPad. The workshop will include a screening of some of the Crestwood students’ recent projects. No Registration is necessary.

Movie Day – Bohemian Rhapsody

Fri., Feb. 22, 12:40pm, Fitchburg Senior Center

Robot-o-thon!

Sat., Feb. 23, 1-2p, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/robot-o-thon-very-bubbler-saturday-1196413

Combine your craft skills with your coding chops to make a robot. We will have different kinds of robots, including Lego compatible Meeperbots, to play with along with art supplies so that you can create your very own personal droid.

Sunday Jazz @ Sequoya – Caravan Gypsy Swing Duo

Sun., Feb. 24, 2-4p, Sequoya Library

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/events/sunday-jazz-sequoya-caravan-gypsy-swing-duo-1201015

Caravan Gypsy Swing Duo is an acoustic jazz group featuring Chris Ruppenthal and Scott Hlavenka on guitar. They are primarily influenced by the legendary Roma Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. The ensemble also pulls influences from American jazz, European Folk Music, traditional Latin, Parisian waltz, and other vintage-jazz sources. Expect a range of tunes from the “Hot Swing” repertoire, originals, and standards done in uniquely arranged styles.