Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of September 4, 2023


Please note the following service changes in observance of the Labor Day holiday:


  • Common Council:  The Common Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, in hybrid format at 6:30 PM. Agenda items include a poetry recitation by Maliha Nu'Man, authorizing the Transit General Manager to apply for various Department of Transportation grants, authorizing and executing a Purchase and Sale Agreement between Core Spaces and the City of Madison for 405 W. Gorham Street in District 4, proclaiming September 2023 as National Recovery Month, and more!

  • Homeless Services Consortium Board of Directors: The Homeless Services Consortium Board of Directors meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, in virtual format at 1:00 PM. Agenda items include updates from the City, County, United Way, Youth Action Board, and the Lived Experience Council, a presentation on Youth Coordinated Entry, and more!
  • Board of Public Works: The Board of Public Works meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, in virtual format at 4:30 PM. Agenda items include authorizing and executing a Purchase and Sale Agreement between Core Spaces and the City of Madison for 405 W. Gorham Street in District 4, approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for State Street Campus Garage Mixed-Use Project in District 2, and more!
  • Greater Madison Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Board: The Greater Madison Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Board meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, in virtual format at 6:30 PM. Agenda items include a public hearing on the draft 2024-2028 Transportation Improvement Program for the Madison Metropolitan Area & Dane County, a review and discussion on Nichols Road STBG Urban Project-Limits Change, and more!

Events: This Week

  • Dane County Farmers' Market - Wednesday, September 6, 2023The Wednesday Dane County Farmers' Market is located on the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, between the Madison Municipal Building and the City-County Building. While more intimate than the Saturday Market, you will still find many of your favorite Dane County Farmers' Market members, as well as a full array of fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, bakery items, cut flowers, plants, and many specialty items.
  • Jazz at Five - Wednesday, September 6, 2023: The Jazz at Five Entrepreneurial events are on hold until fall as we get ready to dive into the Performance Series. Enjoy the Jazz at Five performance series at one of our sponsored tables; bring a chair of your own or rent one from the Jazz at Five info tent. Audience members of the free-to-the-public series are also welcome to picnic on the capitol grounds.
  • LIVE @ Lake Vista: Sam Ness - Wednesday, September 6, 2023: Join us at Lake Vista Café on the Monona Terrace rooftop for live music in a relaxed atmosphere. Lake Vista Café will have a menu featuring delicious fare and drinks for purchase until 7:00 PM, including buy one get one free appetizers from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Mixing Traditional Folk/Americana roots with a new-age Alternative Singer/Songwriter feel, Sam Ness finds inspiration in the ancient cobblestone streets across the globe. His percussive playing, paired with an assortment of special effects, including a loop system, has built a sound larger than many full bands. Sam has taken home a handful of Madison Area Music Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year. Free & Open to the Public. If inclement weather occurs, the performance will be canceled.
  • Meditation at Monona Terrace - Thursday, September 7, 2023 - Thursday, December 14, 2023: Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace, and balance that benefits your emotional well-being and overall health. Anyone can practice; it's simple, inexpensive, and requires no special equipment. Join us virtually every Thursday, September 7 - December 14 at 12:00 PM for this free 45-minute program welcome to all levels. Advance registration for the Zoom webinar is required.
  • Workout with Transformation Center at The Glen - Thursday, September 7, 2023: *New Date* Thursday, September 7, 2023. ~ Join Erin, Trainer and Owner, from Madison's Transformation Center on Fairway #1 at The Glen Golf Park for a fun, energizing total body workout. Bring your family and friends, as all are welcome to participate in this free session.
  • Mad Lit: Where Arts and Culture Shine - Friday, September 8, 2023: Mad Lit is a free outdoor concert series featuring live music and highlighting local musicians, artists, and business owners of color. The series runs every other Friday from June through September from 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM at the top of State Street in Madison and includes live music, dance, pop-up shops, and visual exhibits.
  • Ironman Wisconsin Festival - Saturday, September 9, 2023: Annual triathlon event with competitors from all 50 states and several countries competing for qualification to the World Championships and personal triumph.
  • Greek Fest 2023 - Saturday, September 9, 2023: Greek Fest+, Madison's oldest ethnic festival, returns this year with delicious Greek food and pastries and traditional music that area residents have enjoyed for over 70 years. Church tours will be offered; come join and become "Greek for a day."
  • Firefighter Fun Day - Saturday, September 9, 2023: Meet us without the emergency! Join your friendly neighborhood firefighters/EMTs and paramedics for Firefighter Fun Day! This event is free and fun for all ages! Come for fire station tours, fire truck tours, games, face painting, music by Dos Amigos DJs, and more. Connect with local firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, and police officers while enjoying hands-on activities. Free food and refreshments, sponsored by Metcalfe's Market, Metro Market, and HyVee, will be served while supplies last.
  • Bird & Nature Adventures: Owen Conservation Park - Saturday, September 9, 2023: Explore Owen Conservation Park on gentle trails through historic oak openings on a hillside with an Ice Age kettle and along restored prairies with beautiful vistas on this high point overlooking the west side of Madison. Co-sponsored by Madison Parks, Madison Audubon Society, and the Friends of Owen Conservation Park. Free, family-friendly guided nature walks at Owen Conservation Park are held year-round on the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM. No registration is required. No pets are allowed.
  • 2023 IronKids Wisconsin Fun Run - Saturday, September 9, 2023: Taking place during Ironman Wisconsin weekend, the IronKids Wisconsin Fun Run is for youth between the ages of 3-17 who will race around the Capitol Square - a little over 1/2 mile in celebration of happy and active lifestyles. Each child will take home their own finisher t-shirt, medal, backpack filled with swag, and the pride of calling themselves an IronKid.

Events: Save the Date


  • Community Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness: Both the City and the County allocated funds for our community to hire a consultant to assist us in developing a new Community Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. Thank you for making this investment to help us create and update our vision and plan to move forward in this work. Through an RFP process, we selected HomeBase to work with our community. HomeBase is seeking feedback from community members through a variety of means: focus groups (both virtual and in-person), one-on-one interviews, and a community-wide survey. The information gathered through this survey will inform our Community Plan. It is important that we hear from a broad range of stakeholders. I hope that you will take the time to complete the survey. It will take about 15 minutes of your time:
  • Neighborhood Indicators Project Follows Communities' Wellness Over TimeInterested in seeing a clearer picture of housing, safety, health, education, and the overall well-being of the City of Madison?
  • Far Westside Flooding Project Earns Major Federal Funding: Major flooding prevention improvements will be coming to Madison's far west side as early as summer 2024 to provide protection to an area devastated by the 2018 floods.

Far Westside Flooding Project

Streets Division Updates

  • Brush & Yard Waste Information

    • Brush Collection Information: Every neighborhood in Madison has just one last set out date left before the end of the brush collection season in 2023. In order to learn when you should set out brush to be collected for this final pickup opportunity, go to Enter your address into the form. Set the brush out per the guidelines for pickup on the date provided. Brush can also be taken to a Streets Division drop-off site.
    • Yard Waste/Leaves Collection Information: Curbside yard waste/leaves collection begins in early October. Each neighborhood will get three curbside collection opportunities. The dates for curbside pickup of yard waste are now available on the Streets Division's website. Go to and enter your address into the form. Set your yard waste out for pickup per the set out guidelines on the Sundays provided on the website. Yard waste can also be taken to a Streets Division drop-off site.
    • If you have any questions about brush or yard waste collection or the drop-off site, please contact the Streets Division office that services your home. If you live east of South Park Street, please call 608-246-4532. If you live west of South Park Street, please call 608-266-4681. The office is open for questions from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday. You can also check out the Streets Division's website at
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Alder John W. Duncan

Alder John W. Duncan

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