Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of November 13, 2023


Boards, Commissions, and Committee Meetings

Note: This is not a complete list of meetings for this upcoming week. All meetings and their details can be found here.


Public Information Meetings & Sessions

  • Share Your Ideas for Public Art in the West Area! West Area Arts Focus Group on November 13: Would you like to see more public art in the West Area? Interested residents are invited to attend a West Area Arts Focus Group on November 13, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Vel Phillips Memorial High School, 201 S. Gammon Rd., in the Wisconsin Room (enter the front doors facing Mineral Point Road, turn left down the hall, and left again into the Wisconsin Room, #1210). The focus group will include a facilitated discussion of arts in the West Area with area artists, neighbors, and City staff. We will discuss ideas shared so far, and how to make them a reality!  People interested in sharing their opinion on arts in the West Area but unable to attend can fill out an accompanying survey.  Focus group signup and the survey can be found here.
  • Listening Session: Heifetz Park, Thursday, November 16The City of Madison Parks Division is holding a listening session to gather comments and answer questions regarding the Heifetz Park development plan.  


Announcements & News Releases



  • Yoga Core, Tuesdays & Fridays, October 6 through December 15, 2023Want to build your strength and increase body awareness? Yoga Core is great way to do it! This class incorporates a wide variety of seated, standing, balancing, and mat-based yoga poses focusing on strength, stability, and mobility. Core-based practices can help enhance balance and stability and prevent falls and injuries as we age. All levels are welcome! * No Class: October 10, 20, 27 and November 7 and 24
  • Dedication of Greeting Arc I & II by Sunghee Min, Wednesday, November 15: The City of Madison invites the public to join City and community leaders to dedicate two new sculptures, Greeting Arc I & Greeting Arc II, by artist Sunghee Min, at 11:30 a.m., Nov. 15, 2023, on the 200 block of South Pinckney Street, Madison, Wis.
  • HUD-Approved Homebuyer Education, Saturday, November 18: Take the first step to owning a home, and join us in this Home Buyer Education Workshop. This FREE HUD-Approved homebuyer educationworkshop takes place in person and lunch is provided. 
  • Inspired by Wright: Tour & Art Making Experience, Saturday, November 18Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center and discover how Wright saw geometric shapes in the world around him. You’ll learn how Monona Terrace’s unique landscape influenced his choice of geometry, expressed in nearly every aspect of the building. Then, use this newly gained knowledge and put together geometric forms to create your own Wright-inspired glass piece of art.
  • Bird & Nature Adventures in the Starkweather Creek Area, Saturday, November 18Native Plant Workshop with Jeff Steele ~ Join Naturalist Jeff Steele for a hands-on Native Plant Workshop. Learn about identifying native plants, collecting seed, seed germination over winter and spring planting. Take home your very own mini-greenhouse using a milk jug, a bit of soil, and some collected native wildflower seeds. Be ready to get your hands dirty!
  • Mini Meditation Retreat, Sunday, November 19Relax, recharge, and reconnect at our upcoming Mini Meditation Retreat with Dr. Sarah Moore and co-facilitator, Alex Doll. This in-person retreat held in the Community Terrace will be a unique blend of guided meditation, breathing exercises, mindful movement, and deep relaxation with Yoga Nidra.
  • Bird & Nature Adventures at Warner Park, Sunday, November 19: Enjoy an informal family and kid-friendly nature walk around the scenic Warner Pond lagoon and across Castle Creek to discover the wetlands, woods, and prairie in the Wild Side of Warner Park and the birds and other creatures that call it home! 


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Alder Bill Tishler

Alder William Tishler

District 11
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