Alder Brian Benford
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Benford’s Updates
Week of March 28th.
Highlights for the Week of March 28, 2022
Happy Spring Break for those of you with children in the MMSD!
The City of Madison along with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library offer an exciting opportunity for an artist(s) to have an 11-month residency in a dedicated art studio at Thurber Park. The Artist-in-Residence has access to a rent-free studio space (including heat, electricity, and water but not WIFI service) for 11-months, and receives a $7,080 stipend. The artist has the opportunity to create an outdoor public artwork for consideration by the City of Madison. In addition, the Artist-in-Residence works closely with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library to engage the local community through open studio days, community workshops, or other strategies determined by the artist and residency administrators. Learn more about this opportunity here.
The Madison Senior Center's annual celebration of local artists age 55+ is back after a two year pandemic hiatus. All artists age 55+, those who like to dabble, those who are quite serious, and everyone in between, are invited to participate. Learn more here.
The Streets Division would like to remind residents that the Badger Road and South Point drop-off sites will be closed on Monday, March 28. The only drop-off site that will be open on March 28 is the drop-off site at 4602 Sycamore Avenue. The site will be open 7:30am until 2:30pm on this date. Read the press release here, and get more information about the drop-off sites here.
Madison BCycle and Madison Public Library have relaunched the Community Pass Program in conjunction with the return of BCycles to stations around Madison on March 15. The program, in partnership with the Madison Public Library Foundation , enables riders to use their Madison Public Library card to access one of over 350 electric bikes. Learn more here.
Anyone with a Madison Public Library card can now enjoy 30,000+ free videos from Kanopy thanks to support from the Madison Public Library Foundation . Kanopy offers high-quality films to libraries around the globe that inspire, educate and entertain. Their unique selection offers something for everyone, from award winning indie films to important and timely documentaries, to foreign films, popular cinema, children's shows and more. Read more here.
Save the Date
Make Music Madison registration for its tenth annual outdoor, citywide musical celebration held on the summer solstice, June 21, opened on Friday, March 25. The 2021 event featured 312 concerts at 112 venues with over 1,000 individual musicians. Registration to perform or host a performance opens this month. Learn more at http://www.makemusicmadison.org/.
The Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison is offering a free online fair housing training seminar for owners and managers of rental properties, or staff operating residential programs, in Madison on Thursday, April 28, 11:00 – 12:30 a.m. To register for this free online seminar, visit https://tinyurl.com/MadisonFairHousingTraining or call 608-257-0853. The seminar will include information about the protected classes and prohibited practices delineated by local, state and federal fair housing laws, as well as emerging issues such as sexual harassment and hate incidents in housing situations. If you need materials in alternate formats or other accommodations to access the services, please call 608-257-0853. The material presented during the seminar is intended for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Recording of the seminar is not permitted.
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