eNews from Mayor Paul R. Soglin August 2014
City News & Updates
I really enjoyed my recent walk down East Johnson Street with neighborhood residents and Alderwoman Zellers. We had a great time talking with the employees and owners of area businesses including The Caribou, Dog Haus University and numerous restaurants. Despite the construction on East Johnson Street, the local businesses are as vibrant and unique as always. I would encourage Madison residents to make a similar pledge and to continue "turning" on East Johnson to support their favorite local business. Hopefully I will see you there! Learn more about the "Turn on Johnson" campaign.
I am excited to say that the project to fund a mural on the Warner Park Beach shelter is a success! While the goal was to raise $850 via Kickstarter by August 9th, as of today, $975 has been pledged towards the project. This success story will provide northside youth with the opportunity to gain invaluable communication skills while expressing themselves artistically. Thank you to the generous contributors!
Check out the Kickstarter page to learn more about this effort.
The Madison Arts Commission is pleased to announce that the Madison Tepa Sister City Committee is hosting Artist José Guadalupe Rios Córdoba from Tepatitlán de Morelos, Mexico as part of an artist exchange program between our two cities. The artist will work on site in the Madison Municipal Building (MMB) at 215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd from July 24 through August 15. Visitors are invited to stop by the Doty Street entrance between 10am and 4pm to see the mural making in progress.
Placemaking Madison: "Bring Madison's History to Life" Mural Project
Join us for another great Ride the Drive Neighborhood event. This event will be held on August 24, 2014 on Madison's east side.
Metro Transit will be installing new fareboxes on all fixed-route buses beginning this August. This new farebox system will accept cash and all Metro fare items except paper Quik Tix.
Madison Public Library's Central Library achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council on July 25, 2014.
The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will showcase the library's free eBook service in two upcoming tour stops at Madison Public Library:
- Alicia Ashman Library (733 N. High Point Road) on Friday, August 8, 12-6 pm
- Lakeview Library (2845 N. Sherman Ave.) on Saturday, August 9, 10 am - 4 pm
Road Works Construction
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This summer music series is of Madison's most popular summertime events! Great dancing, eclectic food and the opportunity to connect with other people from diverse backgrounds draws an average of 3,000 people to the rooftop every Friday evening in August.
- Family Fun Night: Cool Science with UW Space Place
08/01/201 Goodman South Madison Library
- Discover Madison's Wild Side - Upper Yahara paddle trip at South Cherokee
08/02/2014 Cherokee Marsh - South Unit (School Road)
- Mad City Disc Golf Day
08/02/2014 Goodman Pool
- Madison Parks Moonlight Movie Series - Escape from Planet Earth
08/02/2014 Warner Park
- Bird & Nature Walk: Cherokee Marsh Bluebirds & Prairies
08/03/2014 Cherokee Marsh North Unit
- Walk with a Doc
08/04/2014 Door Creek Park
- Fizz, Boom, Read! Concert & Picnic at Olbrich Gardens
08/05/2014 Olbrich Botanical Gardens
- Jazz at Five Concert Series
08/06/2014 State Street
- Madison Meet and Eat
08/07/2014 Meadowood Shopping Center
- Capitol City Band
08/07/2014 Rennebohm Park
- DreamBikes Mobile Repair Station
08/08/2014 Lakeview Library
- Discover free eBooks at two Digital Bookmobile National Tour events
08/08/2014 Alicia Ashman Library
- Absentee Voting in City Clerk's Office ends on August 8
08/08/2014 City Clerk's Office
- Let's go to Kindergarten!
08/11/2014 Central Library
- Partisan Primary Election Day
08/12/2014 City of Madison Polling Locations
- Why You Need an Estate Plan
08/14/2014 Madison Senior Center
- Madison Meet and Eat
08/14/2014 Meadowood Shopping Center
- Backpacks for Success Picnic
08/16/2014 Demetral Park
- Africa Fest 2014
08/16/2014 Warner Park
- Triangle Ethnic Fest
08/17/2014 Bayview International Center for Education and the Arts
- Orton Park Festival
08/21/2014 to 08/24/2014 Orton Park
- Created Equal Film Series Presents Freedom Riders, with Dr. Craig Werner
08/23/2014 Goodman South Madison Library
- Ride the Drive - Eastside
08/24/2014 Olbrich Park
- Recovery Through Balance
08/28/2014 Madison Senior Center
- Madison Meet and Eat
08/28/2014 Meadowood Shopping Center
- Read-A-Romance Month: Drama Queens
08/28/2014 Central Library
- PechaKucha Night Madison
08/28/2014 Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center - Monona Terrace Ballroom
- Family Lu-WOW
08/28/2014 Goodman Pool
- Madison Parks Moonlight Movie Series - Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner Movie
08/29/2014 Hiestand Park
Go to the City Event Calendar for more fun City and Community events!