Romance Under the Stars
Valentine's Day Planetarium Show
Fundraiser for MMSD Planetarium
Tuesday 2/14: 7-8pm
Friday 2/17: 6:45-7:45pm or 8-9pm
Saturday 2/18: 5:30-6:30pm, 6:45-7:45pm, or 8-9pm
$25/ couple, ages 18+
Each couple will receive a flower and chocolate from Candinas Chocolatier.
For more information, contact 608-204-3000.
Register at wwww.mscr.org
Chicago Flower & Garden Show
Saturday, March 18th, 7:30am-6:30pm
Attend educational and interactive workshops, cooking demos by top chefs, amateur photography displays, and cutting-edge ideas by leading interior and floral designers. Over 100 vendors of gardening, landscape and horticulture products and services showcase their products. Enjoy lunch at many locations at the pier on your own. All transportation and admissions are included. $53 Ages 18+
Kohler Factory Tour & John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Kohler & Sheboygan, WI
Thursday, March 2nd, 7:30am-6:00pm
Visit the Kohler Factory in Kohler, Wisconsin for a guided tour seeing behind the scenes of everything from vitreous china lavatories to the production of massive 6-foot cast iron tubs. Make your way through several Kohler buildings and learn about Kohler’s innovative Arts/Industry Program. Please note, the tour includes about two hours of walking and standing. Following the tour, we travel to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, for lunch, a tour of the arts center’s unique exhibits and a hands-on pewter casting workshop using some of the methods seen at the factory tour earlier in the day. Fee includes transportation, admissions and lunch. $65 Ages 18+
For more information, contact 608-204-3000.
Register at wwww.mscr.org
The City of Madison in partnership with the Urban League will be transforming the former Griff’s restaurant into Madison’s first neighborhood employment center.
We need your input to help us plan!
January 12th, 5:30 PM
The Crossings Apartments
1132 Morraine View Drive.
This will be the the third in the series of community input sessions. City of Madison staff and architects from Dorschner Associates will be present the floor plan concept based on the feedback provided at the previous sessions. We will also ask for your feedback on color and material concepts.
In addition to this discussion about the facility renovation:
(1) Urban League staff will share information about upcoming training programs.
(2) Briarpatch will present information and conduct enrollment for their Teen Job Center program which they will offering at the temporary employment center at 658 S. Gammon Rd. (BEGINS AT 4:30 PM)
(3) Learning for Kicks will give a brief demonstration of the new martial arts program for youth that will be offered at The Crossings later this month (BEGINS 6:00 PM)
Pizza & Beverages will be served
PARKING NOTE: Parking on The Crossings property is for residents only. Parking will be available across the street at the Elver Park Neighborhood Center and street parking is available on Morraine View Park.
Looking to get started with a career in the Construction industry? The Construction and Remodeling Technical Diploma program at Madison College trains students for valuable careers as carpenters, remodelers, apprentices, master carpenters, product sales reps and inspectors, in addition to many other career opportunities in the industry.
Our part-time evening Construction bridge program is an excellent opportunity to begin learning the basic technical skills you need to get started in the industry! Students receive additional academic support and advising support during the program to provide them with a foundation for a successful College experience.
The part-time evening Construction bridge program provides the following benefits to students:
-6 credit Construction Essentials Certificate. Apply these credits towards the one-year technical diploma. The more credentials you earn, the greater your income potential!
-Hands on building experience while you are taking your academic classes
-Instructors with vast industry experience and knowledge
-Additional academic support for math and communication skills
-Advising support to assist with program application, registration, financial aid, scholarships, navigating college systems, etc.
-Assistance with job searches for work in the industry. Construction and remodeling jobs are on the rise in the Madison area!
Classes begin January 30, 2017!! Contact Jose A. Luna to get started.
Jose A. Luna
Student Support Advisor- School of Academic Advancement
Madison Area Technical College
From our friends at Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC)
In recognition of National Radon Action Month, Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) urges all residents to test their homes for radon. Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless, radioactive gas that can ultimately be fatal.
Radon is normally harmlessly dispersed in outdoor air, but can reach harmful levels when it enters buildings though cracks in foundations, particularly in the winter months when homes and other buildings are closed up and heated.
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Surgeon General's office estimate radon is responsible for more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. If you do smoke and your home has elevated radon levels, your risk of lung cancer goes up seven times.
Testing homes for radon is simple and inexpensive. Test kits can be purchased at local hardware or home product stores usually for under $25. PHMDC also has test kits for sale at $10 per kit. (See below for detailed information).
The EPA and the Surgeon General of the United States recommend that the test be done in the lowest lived in level of your home. After leaving the opened kit in the room for the recommended amount of monitoring time, all you need to do is to send it to the laboratory for analysis. The lab will send you easy to understand results within two or three weeks.
If testing shows that you do have a radon problem, you will need to install a system that will prevent the radon from accumulating in your home. Such systems should be installed by a certified mitigation contractor. According to Clint Marshall, Public Health Radon Specialist, “The cost of a radon mitigation system can vary, but typically runs around $1,200.”
This is why PHMDC joins the EPA during National Radon Action Month to remind the public that ignoring this hazard can have terrible consequences, and that it pays to take action against this invisible and preventable threat to the health of your family.
For more information regarding radon, including a list of qualified radon remediation contractors, visit the Wisconsin Radon Information Web site at:
For more detailed background on radon see the following link:
To purchase a test kit or to speak with the Public Health Radon Specialist, call the South Central Wisconsin Radon Information Center at (608) 243-0392.
This segment incorporate news from Dane County Regional Airport
It is winter in Wisconsin, so that means it is time to plan spring travel! There are lots of great direct destinations from MSN, one of the most accessible airports in the country with great, affordable parking. If you’re there, check out several of the great, new restaurants, including Vinoteca Wine & Tapas. If you’re planning a trip, check out a few newsworthy notes from the Airport Director:
A community gathering in support of our neighbors subject to deportation or discrimination. You are invited to join the city-wide gathering to support our community's immigrant residents in the face of potential changes by the next Federal administration. The event will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Monona Terrace.
United We Stand, organized by a committee of community leaders, Madison Common Council members, led by Ald. Samba Baldeh, and Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith leaders, will provide information on the legal rights of immigrants, the perspectives of local, state and national elected officials and how we can help each other in the difficult times ahead.
Speakers include Mayor Soglin, representatives of the Latino and Muslim civil rights organizations, the ACLU and faith leaders. The afternoon meeting will be moderated by Rev. Everett Mitchell, Dane County Judge and Pastor of Christ the Solid Rock Church.
Location: Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703
View taped sessions from the conference below:
Lake Edge neighborhood news, events, and others in the surrounding areas or within the City of Madison limits.