Random Updates/Events

Posted May 27th, 2014 @ 8:22 AM by

Lots of random items of interest, but not a complete blog post. Using all my best cut and paste skills! 🙂

Budget Time!
Give your budget ideas, Ideascale is up and running!

ShareFest: Celebrating a Sharing Economy

Wednesday, May 28th from 5-8 pm
At the Tenney Park Shelter, 1414 East Johnson Street, Madison
Rain or Shine!

Join Dane County TimeBank and Madison Free Skool in celebrating a sharing economy at a fun, free community event filled with food and many activities. Featuring all evening: a potluck (along with grilled items being served by TimeBank members), refreshing beverages, a Stuff Swap, plant and seed exchange, listening booth, future connections info, hula hooping, jump rope, chalk art, and hourly skill share workshops.

Help us to reduce waste by bringing your own cup, silverware, and plate. Earn TimeBank Hours helping with set-up, clean-up, or throughout the event. For more information – info@danecountytimebank.org or 608-663-0400.

Stuff Swap Rules:
1. Put your clothing in the clothing pile, books in the book area, etc.
2. Take items that are approximately equal in value to the items you brought.
3. All items must be useable, non-toxic, non-hazardous, and clean!
4. Suggested items are: books, clothing, household items, sporting goods, and toys.

Details on Skill Share Workshops:
5:00 Workshops
– Bird, Bat, & Bee House Building (adults & kids) John Peck
– Home Remedies for Climate Change (adults) Jim Winkle

6:00 Workshops
– Screen Printing (adults & kids ages 10+) Brandon Low
– Sewing Basics (adults & kids ages 8+) Enid Williams

6:30 Workshop
– Simple Spanish for Kids (kids & all ages) Katie Pajac

7:00 Workshops
– Wood Carving (adults & kids) Richard Kessler
– Seed Saving (adults & kids) Clint Freund
– Edible Plant Walk (adults & kids if accompanied by caretaker) Mary Eberle

Emerald Ash Borer
Come learn about a variety of EAB topics at this public information session featuring Marla Eddy, City of Madison Forester; Lisa Johnson, Dane County UW-Extension Horticulture Educator; and Shelly Strom with the Ash Ambassador program at Community GroundWorks.

To register: www.eabjunesession.eventbrite.com

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Informational Session
Tuesday June 3, 6-8 pm
5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison WI 53718
Lyman Anderson Ag and Conservation Center

Take the Survey! We need your input to plan for the 2014 Neighborhood Conference

The citywide neighborhood conference will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center. Please help us plan the event by completing this survey by Friday, May 30, 2014. Questions? Contact Jule Stroick or Linda Horvath, City of Madison Neighborhood Planning, Preservation & Design Section at (608) 266-4635 or email neighborhoods@cityofmadison.com .

Click the link and take the survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5MQWJRG. It will only take you 5 minutes or less! Please circulate the link to others.

Ride the Drive Volunteers Needed
Ride the Drive-Downtown- Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 10a.m. to 3p.m.

The City of Madison and Madison Parks are pleased to bring Ride the Drive, presented by Trek, back for its sixth year! We will be hosting Ride the Drive-Downtown on June 1st from 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. and Ride the Drive Eastside August 24th from 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

100 More Volunteers Needed for Ride the Drive
The event is now 1.5 weeks away, and we still need about 100 more volunteers – mostly for the very important job of Intersection Guide.

Benefits of volunteering for Ride the Drive:
· Being a part of the coolest event in Madison.
· Getting the newest Ride the Drive t-shirt – just for volunteering for a few hours!
· Seeing thousands of smiling faces – knowing that you are a part of that great experience.
· And after your volunteer shift, you get to spend the rest of the day showing off your cool RTD volunteer t-shirt while riding your bike around the event.

Don’t miss out on being a part of this fun Madison event!

What is Ride the Drive?
Ride the Drive is a carefree, car free event that turns Madison’s signature streets into a public promenade that is open to cyclists, walkers, rollerbladers, and those out to share in the experience and fun atmosphere. These popular events have drawn over 20,000 attendees. Ride the Drive is more than just a bike ride – with activities and fun stopping points along the way – there is something for everyone.

The Downtown route will be the same as year’s past, featuring the iconic streets downtown is known for, including Capitol Square, East Washington, and John Nolen Drive. Also like last year, there will be four different “villages” attendees can stop at along the five mile loop, with activity and information booths sponsored by area organizations.

The Eastside Ride the Drive will have more of a Block Party feel, highlighting the neighborhoods near Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Complete maps of the routes can be found on the Ride the Drive Website.

For more information about Ride the Drive, please visit www.cityofmadison.com/ridethedrive

MMSD Free Summer Meals

MMSD will be providing free meals during summer vacation to students and families who qualify for Free/Reduced Price Lunch due to low household income.

There are many sites for this program: locations include 14 schools; 5 parks & camps; 19 apartment complexes & community centers; and 3 Child Care Sites around Madison. As many of our students live in a state of “food insecurity” … here is a resource to offer a bit of help to these young people and their families.

Summer School Sites & MSCR SREC (Breakfast & Lunch) Ends August 1

Chavez Elementary School
Glendale Elementary School
Lapham Elementary School
Lindbergh Elementary School
Kennedy Elementary School
Orchard Ridge/Toki School
Olson Elementary School
East High School (breakfast only)
Memorial High School (breakfast – only)
Sandburg Elementary School
Shorewood Elementary School
Schenk/Whitehorse School
Stephens Elementary School
Wright Middle School

MSCR Camps & Parks Sites (meals vary per location)

Marlborough Park (Lunch & Snack)
Allied Learning Center (Breakfast & Lunch)
Meadowood Neighborhood Center (Lunch & Snack)
Warner Park Kids Kamp (Breakfast & Lunch)
Badger Rock Camp (Breakfast & Lunch)

MSCR Safe Haven Child Care Sites (Lunch & Snack)

Allis Elementary School
Emerson Elementary School
Falk Elementary School

Apartments/Community Centers (meals vary per location)

Bay View Community Center
Broadway Lake Pointe
Boys & Girls Club – Allied
Boys & Girls Club – Taft
East Madison Community Center
Kennedy Heights Community Center
Lighthouse Christian School
Lussier Educational Learning Center
Lussier – Jefferson Middle
Midvale Baptist Church
Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development
Neighborhood House Community Center —Mills St
Northport Apartments
Packers Apartments
Salvation Army – Darbo
Sun Prairie Sunshine Place, – 1632 W Main
Vera Ct Apartments
Wisconsin Youth Company—McKenna Blvd

NO REGISTRATION needed … Breakfast, Lunch and Snack are provided.

Meal service will begin on June 23, 2014 and continue through August 15, 2014 — Monday thru Fridays, there will be NO meal service on Thursday, July 5, 2014.

Call 204.4007 for more info … or go to https://foodsvcweb.madison.k12.wi.us/node/29

Dog/Cat Vaccination Clinic
Shelter From The Storm/Spay Me Clinic will be holding a free rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, May 31st in the parking lot of NorthSide Towne Center from 11 a.m til 2:00 p.m. There will be other free supplies (food, collars, animal ID tags) available and also vouchers for spay/neuter of dogs and cats.

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