Friends of Dane County Humane Society Micro-Chipping Event

In conjunction with National Pet ID Week, the Dane County Humane Society will be hosting a steeply discounted ID tag ($5) and microchip ($15) event during normal hours of operation April 19-25 at the shelter for both dogs and cats. Micro-chipping services will be offered on a walk-in basis during this event as well as throughout the year at the regular price.

Please refer to the attached PDF for details on the program and its benefits.

Lost Pets Article 2015

Meadowood Community Supper

Last Friday, Good Shepherd Church hosted another Meadowood Community Supper. These meals are a great opportunity for residents to to get to know each other and build a stronger neighborhood. A number of West District officers helped out with the meal.

Read More here.

Make Music Madison

The City of Madison is excited to again sponsor an event that turns the entire city into a stage for showcasing our great array of musical talent.

Make Music Madison is a free, citywide celebration that takes place on the first day of summer, June 21st. In its 2013 inaugural event, Madison joined 700 communities worldwide in this global musical celebration. Debuting with 280 concerts and growing in 2014 to 480 performances at more than one hundred venues across town, Madison is already the second largest Make Music event in the Western Hemisphere!

Make Music Madison invites neighborhood associations, musicians, businesses, non-profits and all Madisonians to create performances and to showcase the music and creativity of their neighborhoods. Artists and venues can register to perform or to host a performance at Registration is open from March 15th to May 8th.

In 2015, Make Music Madison will again bring music and fun to neighborhoods all across Madison. With a focus on emerging musicians, there will be a lot of diversity in musical talent spanning genres, ages, ethnicities, and skill levels. Music will be performed in all kinds of locations, including parks, community centers, fire stations, public and private outdoor spaces and more. Each neighborhood plans and hosts its own celebration, aided by citywide matchmaking software and publicity.

Then, on Sunday, June 21st, all of Madison is invited to rove the city sampling new musicians and new neighborhoods throughout the day.

Learn how you can help bring this celebration to your neighborhood this June by emailing or visiting:

Paul R. Soglin
City of Madison
210 MLK Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703

Snow at the Elver Park Sledding Hill

Today our fabulous Parks Staff is making snow and layering it onto our Sledding Hill at Elver Park! We have got this nice, cold weather in our forecast, why not make good use of it by making sure our large sledding hill is ready to go for some good fun? Make your way out to Elver Park for an exciting ride down the newly snow covered hill. The park shelter will be open for skate rentals, ski rentals and concessions on weekdays from 3pm-9pm and on weekends from 11am-9pm.

Winter Love

We love winter and it’s certainly not over yet! That means GET OUTSIDE and enjoy all that Madison Parks has to offer!

Friday, February 20 • 6:00-8:00pm • Tenney Park Lagoon • 402 Thornton Dr.
Groove & Glide Ice Skating Party
The cure for Cabin FEVER! That’s right…DANCE FEVER! Groove to the tunes and Glide on the ice for this fun ice skating party! Grab a friend and head on down to the ice rink for fun, music, games and prizes!

Sunday, February 22 • 1:30-3:00pm • Lakeshore Preserve • 3016 Lake Mendota Dr.
Bird and Nature Walk: Exploring Lakeshore Paths
Wintertime with no leaves on the trees is a great time to spot native birds and explore some of the beautiful paths in the Lakeshore Preserve. We are sure once you have experienced this winter hike you will enjoy returning year-round.

Friday, February 27 • 6:00pm • Tenney Park Lagoon • 402 Thornton Dr.
Moonlight Movie: FROZEN
Come spend a Friday night with the animated family of “FROZEN” by watching them on the big screen while you are skating on the lagoon. Join us for this new classic movie and be a part of our winter Moonlight Movie Series. Please bring your own chairs and blankets so you can sit in comfort and watch the movie.

Saturday, February 28 • 2:00-3:00pm • Elver Park • 1250 McKenna Blvd.
Cross Country Ski with a Doc
Get out and enjoy the winter weather with Dr. Chad Updike, on an adventurous cross country ski through Elver Park. Dr. Updike is a natural health expert, chiropractor and the owner of AlignLife. AlignLife is a natural health center located in Waunakee. Following the conversation, he will lead everyone on the ski through Elver Park. Come join him for some winter fun. Please bring your own skis or feel free to rent them at our winter concessions shelter.