Meeting & Event Highlights for the Week of May 15, 2023
Common Council: The Common Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, in hybrid format at 6:30 PM. Agenda items include recognizing and honoring Leslie Watkins for her exceptional contributions to the community and amending the City of Madison Official Map to establish mapped reservations for future streets and highways in the City of Madison consistent with recommendations in the adopted the Greater East Towne Area Plan; and more!
- Economic Development Committee: The Economic Development Committee will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, in virtual format at 5:00 PM. Agenda items include adopting the Final Report of the Task Force on Farmland Preservation & more!
Events: This Week
- Movin' Out Financial Literacy Series (#2 - Budgeting) - Tuesday, May 16, 2023: The City of Madison, in partnership with Movin' Out, invite South Madison residents to participate in Movin' Out's financial wellness series! This six-session financial literacy program covers a range of topics to provide a solid understanding of the fundamentals of personal finance. In between sessions, interested participants can work with Movin' Out's Counseling staff on their own financial goals toward homeownership.·
- Dane County Farmers' Market - Wednesday, May 17, 2023: The 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.
- Edna Taylor Volunteer Day - Wednesday, May 17, 2023: Madison Parks and the Friends of Edna Taylor Conservation Park are seeking volunteers in conservation to assist in removing invasive plants in the park. Participants will learn plant identification, conservation methods, and help remove garlic mustard. Bags, gloves, and instructions will be provided.
- Voices of Color with Host Melvin Hinton - Thursday, May 18, 2023: Our community is a rich mix of many different cultures. Being an inclusive community means learning about and appreciating our differences. It means unlearning stereotypes and ideas we may have of one another, some of which are ingrained in the fabric of society. Join us on the third Thursday of each month at 10 AM to learn about and meet individuals whose diverse leadership is shaping the future of our community. A virtual presentation sponsored by the Madison Senior Center.
- Wright Design Series: Taliesin Then and Now - Thursday, May 18, 2023: Ryan Hewson has been a preservation staff member at Taliesin since 2008. In his current role, he is responsible for the oversight and planning of preservation. Hewson received his Master's degree in Architecture from The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. You'll learn about the history of the buildings on the Taliesin property that served as Wright's architectural laboratory. And Hewson will discuss preservation techniques and plans that are underway, and share different ways to engage with what's happening at Taliesin now.
- Volunteer Day at The Glen - Saturday, May 20, 2023: The Glen Golf Park is establishing an ongoing volunteer program that helps volunteers learn, grow personally, and gain professional experience. Projects vary and include land management of natural areas - weeding, planting, seed collection, woody plant removal; Horticultural detailing - maintaining landscape beds, mulching, weeding, and more!
- HUD-Approved Homebuyer Education - Saturday, May 20, 2023: Take the first step to owning a home, and join us in this Home Buyer Education Workshop. This FREE HUD-Approved homebuyer education workshop takes place in person, and lunch is provided.
- Edna Taylor Volunteer Day - Saturday, May 20, 2023: Madison Parks and the Friends of Edna Taylor Conservation Park are seeking volunteers in conservation to assist in removing invasive plants in the park. Participants will learn plant identification, conservation methods, and help remove garlic mustard. Bags, gloves, and instructions will be provided.
- Picnic in the Park - Saturday, May 20, 2023: Step back in time to a 1950s cocktail club as we re-create the Madison Park and Pleasure Drive's Annual Banquet, which brought private citizens together & sparked the creation of our public parks as we know them today. The tradition continues at Burrows Park & features an expertly crafted, themed event that includes lavish food & drinks as well as live music to help us celebrate 128 years of Madison Parks!
- Meadowlands and Tree Lane Resource Fairs: Does your organization provide activities, resources, or services that could benefit the children and families living in the Meadowlands and Tree Lane Apartments this summer? Public Health Madison & Dane County is hosting resource fairs at each location in May.
- Meadowlands Apartments – 6810 Milwaukee St., Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
- Tree Lane Family Apartments – 7933 Tree Ln., Wednesday, May 24, 2023, from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Events: Save the Date
- WORTstock - Sunday, May 21, 2023: WORTstock is WORT 89.9 FM Community Radio's multicultural live music festival with food and craft vendors, info tables, prize raffle, and children's activities.
- Bird & Nature Adventures (Warner Park) - Sunday, May 21, 2023: Looking for Lichens with Steven Ansorge ~ Join Naturalist Steven Ansorge to look for and learn about the fascinating world of Lichens! These simple-looking growths on rocks and trees are surprisingly complex hybrid organisms based on a symbiotic (mutually beneficial) combination of fungus and algae. Their ability to grow on bare rock and break down minerals helps create the foundations of life for other organisms. Lichens only thrive when the air is clean and is used as a scientific indicator of air quality.
- Movie at The Glen - Sunday, May 21, 2023: Grab a blanket or bring a lawn chair and head over to The Glen for yard games and a movie! All are welcome!
- Madison Fair Housing Rental Management Training - Wednesday, May 24, 2023: The Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison is offering a free in-person fair housing training seminar for owners and managers of rental properties or staff operating shelters or residential programs, in Madison on May 24 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at the Madison Public Library Central Branch, 201 W. Mifflin St, Room 302. To register for this seminar, visit https://tinyurl.com/FHTrainingMadison or call 608-257-0853.
- Fire OPS 101 - Wednesday, May 24, 2023: Join us for Fire OPS 101 and experience a day in the life of a firefighter! Fire OPS is a program that allows community leaders and elected officials to experience a day in the life of a firefighter. You will dress in turnout gear and participate in realistic scenarios that we face on a day-to-day basis. The scenarios will include fire attack, search and rescue, vehicle extrication, and emergency medical services.
- The Run Madtown Twilight 5K - Saturday, May 27, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
- The Run Madtown Half Marathon & 10K - Sunday, May 28, 2023, 6:30 AM – 11:00 AM
- Madison Bike Week - Saturday, June 3, 2023 - Saturday, June 10, 2023: Madison Bikes are thrilled to invite you to be part of Madison Bike Week 2023. For more information, visit https://www.madisonbikes.org/events/bikeweek.
- Make Music Madison - Wednesday, June 21, 2023: For the 11th year in a row, the City of Madison will become a stage with hundreds of free live performances throughout the City
- Lake Monona Waterfront Design Challenge Team Selection: Madison Parks is pleased to announce the team selection in the Lake Monona Waterfront Design Challenge!
- Introducing the New City of Madison Forester Ian Brown: The City of Madison is happy to announce Ian Brown as the new City of Madison Forester