Alder Grant Foster
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Foster’s Updates
Koval Retires, Yard Waste Collection Begins, Fall Gallery Night - D15 Update 9/30/19
I had a great bike trip to Rock Island this past week and it's good to be back home in District 15. I am just starting to get to emails and voicemails and hope to respond to most of them in the next day or two. Thanks for your patience and please don't hesitate to reach out again with anything urgent. There is a Common Council meeting this week, but with a pretty routine agenda. There are plenty of other opportunities to get out of the house this week.
In the news:
- Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway on the Retirement of Police Chief Koval
- Fall Leaves/Yard Waste Collection to Begin Monday, September 30
- Madison Mayor Unveils MetroForward>> a Rapid Transit Plan to Decrease Congestion, Combat Climate Change and Build the Backbone for a Vibrant Economy
- On F-35s in Madison: Increasing Inequities Are In Direct Conflict With Solutions to Address Racism
- Madison Water Utility Board statement on proposed Air National Guard F-35A Operational Beddown
- 2019 Mayor's Neighborhood Roundtable Registration
- Red Lion's name may lead you astray, but the food won't
- City looks for feedback on next phase of water conservation planning
This week's highlights:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
6:00 pm - Law Park - Community Open House: The City of Madison invites the community to participate in any of these three workshops and open house in order to share community needs, explore potential opportunities, and help determine what this downtown waterfront park can mean for the Greater Madison Community. Your input is key to this project's success!?
7:00 pm - Patricia Loew: Seventh Generation and Native American Futurism: Speakers will share research and cultural insights about Indigenous relationships with the land.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
5:00 pm - **Moved to 10/9/19 due to rain** Schenk/Whitehorse Food Cart Night: Please join us for a fun night outdoors at the Schenk/Whitehorse playground. Food carts will be parked on Tulane offering a variety of dinner options. A purchase is not mandatory, families are welcome to carry in a picnic as well. Please bring blankets and chairs. This is a joint fundraiser for Connecting Whitehorse Families and Schenk PTO.
6:30 pm - Board of Park Commissioners: Item #17 - Statement of Policies and Guidelines for On-Leash Dog Access to the Madison Park System
Thursday, October 3, 2019
4:30 pm - Arts in the Alley - Wood Relief: Join us behind the Hawthorne Library in Mural Alley for outdoor art, building, and making adventures for kids! Our fall series features local artist Amy Mietzel. Workshops will be held in the library's Children's Area in the event of rain or severe weather. This week we will use wooden shapes, glue, and markers to create textured abstract art.?
5:00 pm - Open Studio with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence Emily Balsley: Visit the Bubbler Room and immerse yourself in All The Things! Emily will host weekly open studios exploring various mediums throughout her residency. Drop in, view, and contribute to an ongoing projects such as gratitude wall hangings, a community mural, and a number of different drawing prompts.
Friday, October 4, 2019
5:00 pm - Fall Gallery Night: Gallery Night is a long-time Madison arts tradition that showcases the city's vibrant arts community. There are two locations in District 15 this fall: Calming Grounds on Johns Street and The Crucible on Commercial Avenue. Blooming Grove Montessori and the Garver Feed Mill are two other locations just outside District 15. You can find a full listing of locations here.
6:00 pm - 15th Annual Harvest Moon Festival: Enjoy outdoor exhibits along a torch-lit trail and indoor exhibits from nature and recreational-based organizations featuring live critters, kids tree climb, interactive experiences and more! Visitors will enjoy the roaring bon fire, live music, silent auction, and autumnal chili and pie supper available for purchase.
Saturday, October 5, 2019
10:00 am - Project Amplify: Want to learn the ins and outs of music recording, hip-hop, rap, spoken word, and more? Join UW-Madison Music Education Students at Madison Public Library's state-of-the-art recording studio to learn about music outside of band, choir, and orchestra with local guest artists!
11:00 am - Burke Heights Neighborhood Party: The neighborhood party will be October 5th in Sycamore park from 11am to 3pm near the sun shelter. Please join us! It will be a simple gathering this year so bring a chair, maybe a yard game, a dish to pass and some cheer. We look forward to seeing you!
Sunday, October 6, 2019
1:00 pm - Dane County Fire Truck Parade: Help kick off National Fire Prevention Week at the annual Dane County Fire Truck Parade! Join us along State Street for the parade, then stop by the Capitol Square to tour the fire trucks from across Dane County. The Fire Truck Parade is brought to you by the Dane County Fire Chiefs Association and the City of Madison Fire Department.
1:00 pm - October Sunday Walks - Stories of the Land: Walks are free, no registration required. Meet at the Arboretum Visitor Center.
Click on 'details' in the events below for links to additional details and meeting agendas. You can find a full list of city meetings here.
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