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 Past Events as of Mon, 29-May-2017 (last updated Sat, 20-May-2017 6:38 pm). Upcoming Events here.
Sun, 28-May-2017
10:00 am (1:45 hrs)
Special Event at the Baha'i Center, 234 West Lakeside St
Ms. Karri Kelliher, Outreach Manager at Agrace Hospice, will be giving a presentation on Sunday, May 28, following the weekly Baha'i "Devotions program". The day's program will be on the topic of Life After Death. Devotions start at 10:00 a.m. followed by coffee, tea and snacks. Ms Kelliher will start her (45 minute) presentation about 10:45 a.m. The program will focus on end of life issues and the practical dimensions of Hospice Care. All are welcome and feel free to bring others.
Mon, 8-May-2017
6:30 pm (1:45 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it three days before the meeting, and we'll post it here (required if item requires a vote). So far, the agenda is:
  • Special program on May 28 about end of life issues will be introduced by Dennis Jenkyns.
  • Update on AEC Master Planning Committee activities.
  • Discussion on communication at BCNA meetings and online, and how to respectfully address differences of opinion.
  • Discuss proposal to split the Planning and Economic Development Committee into several ad-hoc committees, one for each development.
  • Schedule of FOOT (Friends of Olin-Turville) Spring Concerts in Olin Pavilion
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Planning & Economic Development, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome!

Sun, 16-Apr-2017
8:30 am (1:00 hr)
Easter Breakfast at St. Mark's
Easter breakfast at St. Mark's Church, 605 Spruce, at 8:30 is followed by Easter worship at 9:30. Call 256-8463 with questions.
Sat, 15-Apr-2017
9:30 am (1:00 hr)
Easter Egg Hunt at St. Mark's
For Children aged 2-10 at St. Mark's Church, 605 Spruce. If raining, the hunt will be inside the church.
Sun, 9-Apr-2017
1:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Bird and Nature Walk at Turville Point
There was a misprint in the newsletter, the next Bird and Nature Walk at Turville will be on at Turville Point will be on Sunday, April 9. It will be led by Chuck Henrikson, a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable birder. Meet at the Turville Parking lot off John Nolen Dr. Hope to see you there.
Mon, 13-Mar-2017
6:30 pm (1:45 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it three days before the meeting, and we'll post it here (required if item requires a vote). So far, the agenda is:
  • Discussion of the Bay Creek Neighborhood Association Bylaws regarding the requirements of chairs of BCNA committees, who may attend committee meetings, and the process to notify Bay Creek residents of future committee meetings.
  • Discussion regarding the South Park Street corridor as to what steps the Bay Creek Neighborhood Association can take to influence the City of Madison to form a city committee to guide a public process to create a master plan for the South Park Street corridor to guide future land use and transportation improvements along the corridor.
  • Should the neighborhood association take a position on Wingra Creek Residences and/or the homeless housing development?
  • Should the neighborhood association organize a conversation with Alder Sara Eskrich related to the election (she is unopposed)?
  • Response to questions about P&ED.
  • All Bay Creek positions -- officers, area reps, committee chairs -- are up for election. Come out and vote, learn what the various committees do, what their upcoming plans are, and how you can participate.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Planning & Economic Development, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome!

Thu, 9-Mar-2017
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Candidate forum
The Bay Creek Neighborhood Association (BCNA) is sponsoring a forum for the candidates for School Board seats 6 and 7. St. Mark's Lutheran Church (505 Spruce Street) has generously let us use the sanctuary for the event. Doors will be open at 6:15.

In order to accommodate as many questions as possible, there will be time limits on both the time to ask a question and the time each candidate will have to respond.

The election is April 4th.

Sat, 11-Feb-2017
6:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Candlelight Ski & Hot Chocolate at Turville Conservancy - CANCELED
** 10-Feb-17 UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER AND TRAIL CONDITIONS**

Everyone’s welcome to this FREE winter event in one of Madison’s most beautiful outdoor spaces.

Ski scenic moonlit trails by candlelight, enjoy free hot chocolate (courtesy of Barriques), a warm fire, and fixing a few S’mores. Bring your skis or rent a pair in advance. Come even if there’s no snow – walk the moonlit rails instead. Or just enjoy the warm fire, free hot chocolate, and company of family and friends.

Meet at the entrance to Turville Park (across from the Coliseum Bar).

Mon, 6-Feb-2017
6:30 pm
1202 South Park Street Permanent Supportive Housing Proposal
Please join Alder Sara Eskrich for a meeting about a proposed apartment building with integrated supportive services for single adults experiencing homelessness at 1202 S. Park Street being developed by Heartland Housing.

The meeting will focus on property management and supportive services. Please note that the meeting will be held at Heartland's Rethke Terrace Apartments Community Room on the east side and that space is limited.

Takes place at Rethke Terrace, 715 Rethke Ave.

Sat, 4-Feb-2017
10:00 am
"Evicted" Book Discussion
Interested in discussing the book "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond? Meet at Lakeside coffee.
Wed, 1-Feb-2017
6:00 pm
Park/Fish Hatchery Development
Please join alder Sara Eskrich for a neighborhood meeting where we will hear about T. Wall Enterprises' revised development proposal for 1004 and 1032 South Park Street. The proposed building plans would be between three and four stories with some of the units at the corner of S. Park Street and Fish Hatchery Road being lofted to give the perception of a fifth floor. There would be 5,650 square feet of commercial space and 3,886 square feet of live/work commercial space, with a mix of 152 market rate apartments, five live/work units and some first floor commercial space.

Goodman Maintenance Facility, 1402 Wingra Creek Parkway

Sat, 28-Jan-2017
11:00 am (5:00 hrs)
Pink House Designs Inventory Reduction Sale!
You are invited to help liquidate beads, jewelry findings, product supplies, jewelry, cards, essential oil products, jewelry display pieces, art supplies, household items & more! Everything at a huge discount!

At Barb Easton's house, 1009 Lake Court.

Tue, 24-Jan-2017
6:30 pm
1202 South Park Street Permanent Supportive Housing Proposal
Please join Alder Sara Eskrich for a meeting about a proposed apartment building with integrated supportive services for single adults experiencing homelessness at 1202 S. Park Street being developed by Heartland Housing.

The meeting will focus on building design and the neighborhood plans (NOT on services provided).

Goodman Maintenance Facility, 1402 Wingra Creek Parkway

Wed, 18-Jan-2017
6:30 pm
Goodman Ice Rink
  • Lining and rehabilitation of the existing ice rink storm sewer discharge pipe
  • Replacement of the existing rink lighting system
  • Removal of the existing warming shelter

Goodman Maintenance Facility (1402 Wingra Creek Parkway)

Mon, 9-Jan-2017
5:30 pm (2:45 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it three days before the meeting, and we'll post it here (required if item requires a vote). So far, the agenda is:
  • Annual BCNA potluck at 5:30, followed by the meeting at 6:30. Bring a dish to pass, and your own plates and utensils.
  • Madison Canopy Street Trees, a new group of Madison residents dedicated to planting, preserving and prioritizing Madison’s canopy street trees, will present. Learn how they are hoping to preserve the look of old neighborhoods like Bay Creek.
  • There will be contested seats for school board; should the neighborhood association organize a candidates forum?
  • Update on Wingra Point II (now called Wingra Creek Residences) and approval of a BCNA position statement to UDC and Plan Commission.
  • More details on Heartland Housing proposal for Park Street.
  • Discussion of email discussion list etiquette.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Planning & Economic Development, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome!

Sat, 17-Dec-2016
11:00 am (4:00 hrs)
Boho Holiday Sale!
605 West Lakeside Street Madison, WI- Bay Creek Neighborhood! Local artists from Bohemium Bauble, Mojowear and Pink House Designs will be selling their jewelry, essential oil products clothing, textiles, cards and more! Tomorrow December 17 from 11 am to 4pm. Brave the snow and walk on over! Enjoy complimentary snacks and sangria!
Thu, 8-Dec-2016
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
1202 S. Park Street redevelopment
Please join Alder Sara Eskrich for an informational meeting about a proposed apartment building at 1202 S. Park Street. The building will have approximately 63 apartments in a mixed use building with integrated supportive services for single adults experiencing homelessness. It is being developed by Heartland Housing.

Goodman Maintenance Facility, 1402 Wingra Creek Parkway

Wed, 16-Nov-2016
10:00 am
Coffee with a Cop
Take a break at 10 am on Wednesday, November 16 at Cargo Coffee on Park Street and have coffee with a cop!    We will meet with Officer Dean Baldukas from the South Madison Police District to talk about neighborhood issues and learn what is going on at the South District.  
Tue, 15-Nov-2016
7:00 pm
Monona Bay Weedcutter Dredging
The City of Madison is proposing a project to dredge approximately 1000 cubic yards of material from Monona Bay, near the intersection of Parr Street, West Shore Drive, and South Shore Drive.  The purpose of the project is to provide a secondary off-loading location for Dane County weed cutters.  This area has historically been used for off-loading weedcutters, but accumulated sediment now prevents this.  The shoreline in this location will not be altered.  Sediment will be removed to provide a minimum water depth of approximately 5 feet. 

This public information meeting is at the Madison Water Utility (119 E. Olin Avenue).

If you have questions or concerns related to this project, please contact Sally Swenson of the Engineering Division at (608) 266-4862 or sswenson@cityofmadison.com.

Mon, 14-Nov-2016
6:30 pm (1:45 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it three days before the meeting, and we'll post it here (required if item requires a vote). So far, the agenda is:
  • Joe Parisi will update the neighborhood about County issues and hold a Q and A with neighbors.
  • Jade Garden site redevelopment update.
  • Design changes to Bulletin.
  • Discussion regarding noise guidelines for Bay Creek.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Planning & Economic Development, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome!

Wed, 26-Oct-2016
4:30 pm
City meeting regarding Jade Garden redevelopment
The Urban Design Commission will vote on the four story version of the redevelopment at the Jade Garden site.

This is zoned for three stories and a fourth story requires a conditional use permit. Conditional use requires that "The uses, values and enjoyment of other property in the neighborhood for purposes already established will not be substantially impaired or diminished in any foreseeable manner.".

The shading studies are pretty much the same as before and there will be substantial shading of Emerson St and Olin Ave neighbors (see the district 13 website at http://www.cityofmadison.com/council/district13/development/).

Please attend the meeting on Weds; the location is 215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Room 260 (Madison Municipal Building).

If you can't attend the meeting, you can still make your thoughts known by sending email to Alder Eskrich (district13@cityofmadison.com), UDC members (amartin@cityofmadison.com), and Plan Commission members (jwendt@cityofmadison.com).

Thu, 22-Sep-2016
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FOOT-Loose Free dance at Olin Pavilion
Come dance/listen to Big Band and Swing with The Madison Jazz Orchestra inside the historic Olin pavilion.

Event is FREE, sponsored by Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT) and the Madison Parks Division. Dance will occur rain or shine, since it's inside.

Thu, 22-Sep-2016
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FOOT-Loose Free dance at Olin Pavilion
Join the Dairyland Cowboys & Cowgirls inside the historic Olin pavilion to learn country western dance, including perhaps the two-step, line dance, circle dance, swing, ballroom, and folk.

Event is FREE, sponsored by Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT) and the Madison Parks Division. Dance will occur rain or shine, since it's inside.

Thu, 15-Sep-2016
6:00 pm (2:30 hrs)
FOOT-Loose Free dance at Olin Pavilion
Come join the Madison Tango Society inside the historic Olin pavilion to learn the basic steps of Argentina's passionate tango. Just watch, or join in and learn. No partner necessary.

Event is FREE, sponsored by Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT) and the Madison Parks Division. Dance will occur rain or shine, since it's inside.

Mon, 12-Sep-2016
6:30 pm (1:45 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it three days before the meeting, and we'll post it here (required if item requires a vote). So far, the agenda is:
  • Vote on whether the Jade Garden development site plans and Barriques' conditional use application align with BCNA's position on development along South Park Street.
  • Should Bay Creek have a presence on Facebook? Should this have a particular focus? Discuss and vote.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Planning & Economic Development, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome!

Thu, 8-Sep-2016
7:00 pm
2nd Jade Garden Redevelopment Neighborhood Meeting
The meeting will focus on the revised redevelopment plans for the Jade Garden site at 1109 S. Park Street. Representatives from Shulfer Architects will outline the proposal they will be submitting to the city’s Plan and Urban Design Commissions. You can view the plans here: http://www.cityofmadison.com/council/district13/development/. The meeting will include time for Q&A and neighborhood feedback.

It takes place in the Madison Water Utility Conference Room, 119 E. Olin Street.

Thu, 8-Sep-2016
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FOOT-Loose Free dance at Olin Pavilion
Join Madison Contra Dance Co-op inside the historic Olin pavilion. Learn this fun and simple folk dance tradition. Derived from early English and French folk dances, this "called", partnered dance tradition is found in many parts of the world and is easy to learn. No partner required to join the fun!

Event is FREE, sponsored by Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT) and the Madison Parks Division. Dance will occur rain or shine, since it's inside.

Thu, 1-Sep-2016
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FOOT-Loose Free dance at Olin Pavilion
Scottish Dancers Come join the Madison Scottish Country Dancers inside the historic Olin pavilion to learn the traditional reels, jigs and strathspeys of Scotland. Just watch, or join in and learn. No partner necessary.

Event is FREE, sponsored by Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT) and the Madison Parks Division. Dance will occur rain or shine, since it's inside.

Sun, 28-Aug-2016
3:00 pm (4:00 hrs)
End of Summer, End of Construction Carnival
St. Mark's Lutheran Church is sponsoring a Free "End of the Summer, End of Construction" Carnival. Games for the kids, bounce house, bingo and free hot dogs for everyone. Come and help us celebrate the end of summer!
Sun, 28-Aug-2016
1:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
BCNA Ice Cream Social
***Postponed until Sun, Aug 28*** Please join us at the site of the sign across from the Goodman Pool between Olin and Van Deusen. There will be vanilla, chocolate and vegan ice creams. Please bring a topping to share. You are encouraged to bring your own bowls and spoons, but we'll have some on hand if you forget.

Hope to see you there!

Rain date, Aug 28 1-3 pm.

Sat, 20-Aug-2016
12:00 pm (7:00 hrs)
Celebrate South Madison
Takes place at the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St.

  • Music all day
  • Food vendors
  • Children activity tent
Sat, 6-Aug-2016
9:00 pm (5:00 hrs)
8th Annual Bay Creek Wagon Drive
A neighborhood "kids for kids" project, Wagon Drive is a school, food supply, and basic care needs (soap, toothpaste) drive. Kids collect items for kids struggling economically or fighting homelessness. Items are collected and shared with kids living in the Bayview Neighborhood, kids that attend Franklin and Randall, MMSD's Transition Education Program, Dane County's Road Home, and St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
Tue, 19-Jul-2016
5:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
FREE yoga in the Olin Park Pavilion
Bring your mat if you have one, but mats & props are available.

Samantha Kellogg is trained in the Alignment Yoga method with an interest in cycling, running, stand-up paddling and integrating yoga with other activities. This class is open to all levels and experiences, focusing on yoga fundamentals, breathing, asana postures and bringing people together to practice in a beautiful location.

Sat, 16-Jul-2016
8:30 am (2:30 hrs)
Bay Creek Orchard Work Morning
Come to the work morning from 8:30 to 11:00 to spread wood chips around the orchard trees in the little park across from Goodman Pool. This is park with the Bay Creek Sign on Olin Ave. Tools will be provided. We should actually be done much sooner in lots of people come - So, come early - don't miss it.
Tue, 12-Jul-2016
5:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
FREE yoga in the Olin Park Pavilion
Bring your mat if you have one, but mats & props are available.

Samantha Kellogg is trained in the Alignment Yoga method with an interest in cycling, running, stand-up paddling and integrating yoga with other activities. This class is open to all levels and experiences, focusing on yoga fundamentals, breathing, asana postures and bringing people together to practice in a beautiful location.

Mon, 11-Jul-2016
6:30 pm (1:45 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it three days before the meeting, and we'll post it here (required if item requires a vote). So far, the agenda is:
  • Disability Pride Festival information.
  • Presentation about the MadiSUN Group Buy for Solar Rooftops program by Mitch Krause from Renew Wisconsin. This is a great time to go solar!
  • Vote to ratify BCNA Save The Trees fund.
  • Vote on sending a letter to Plan Department comparing the proposed development on the 1100 block of South Park (Jade Garden and other buildings) to BCNA's official "Position on Development Along Park Street.
  • Ice Cream Social date.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Planning & Economic Development, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome!

Tue, 5-Jul-2016
5:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
FREE yoga in the Olin Park Pavilion
Bring your mat if you have one, but mats & props are available.

Samantha Kellogg is trained in the Alignment Yoga method with an interest in cycling, running, stand-up paddling and integrating yoga with other activities. This class is open to all levels and experiences, focusing on yoga fundamentals, breathing, asana postures and bringing people together to practice in a beautiful location.

Mon, 4-Jul-2016
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Fourth of July Potluck

The annual Bay Creek potluck picnic will take place on July 4th. Please bring a dish to pass as well as your own plates, flatware and beverage and plan to enjoy some outdoor time with your neighbors. Gather at the oak trees near the Goodman Pool around noon.

Thu, 30-Jun-2016
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
AEC noise problems at Brat Fest
Alders Eskrich and Carter, MPD, Alliant Energy Staff, and the Metcalfes are holding a meeting about Alliant Energy Center noise problems at Brat Fest in the community room (Atrium Community Room) at the Village on Park at 2300 South Park St. Supervisor Kilmer is out of town, but we will be filling him in, as Alliant is part of the county governance structure. Please join us to share your perspective and suggestions to mitigate the situation.
Tue, 28-Jun-2016
5:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
FREE yoga in the Olin Park Pavilion
Bring your mat if you have one, but mats & props are available.

Samantha Kellogg is trained in the Alignment Yoga method with an interest in cycling, running, stand-up paddling and integrating yoga with other activities. This class is open to all levels and experiences, focusing on yoga fundamentals, breathing, asana postures and bringing people together to practice in a beautiful location.

Sat, 25-Jun-2016
4:00 pm (7:00 hrs)
Shake the Lake
Entertainment! Food! Fireworks!

Rain date is Sunday.

Fri, 24-Jun-2016
10:00 am
Bi-Annual Book, Bake, Audiovisual & Craft Sale
* Friday, June 24, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
* Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bag Sale is 12-2pm on Saturday: all you can fit in a paper grocery bag for $5!

Loads of new and used books, CDs, DVDs, and more! Lots of books for kids and teens! Many books in Spanish, too. All at affordable prices!

PLUS: delicious cookies, cakes, candy and pies as well as homemade crafts!

Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S. Park St. Room 115 (in the Urban League of Greater Madison Building)

For more information or to volunteer, call 266-6395. All proceeds from the sale go to support program and materials for the Goodman South Madison Library.

If you need accommodations to attend this program, call 266-6395 or TDD# 266-6314 two weeks in advance.

www.madisonpubliclibrary.org

A member of the South Central Library System

Tue, 21-Jun-2016
5:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Wagon Drive Fundraiser Night at Culver's
Culver's on Todd Drive (aka the Beltline) is hosting a fundraiser night for the Bay Creek Wagon Drive. 10% of all sales between 5 and 8 will be donated to cause. Money raised will be used to buy school supplies for the kids in need at Franklin, Randall, Hamilton, and West. Come for dinner or for any evening custard treat!
Tue, 7-Jun-2016
5:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
FREE yoga in the Olin Park Pavilion
Bring your mat if you have one, but mats & props are available.

Samantha Kellogg is trained in the Alignment Yoga method with an interest in cycling, running, stand-up paddling and integrating yoga with other activities. This class is open to all levels and experiences, focusing on yoga fundamentals, breathing, asana postures and bringing people together to practice in a beautiful location.

The next one is in three weeks.

Sat, 4-Jun-2016
8:15 am (2:00 hrs)
Susan G. Komen South Central Wisconsin Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen South Central Wisconsin Race for the Cure? will take place on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at 8:20AM. There are options to participate in the 5K Run, 5K Walk, 1.25 Mile Walk or Sleep in for the Cure?.

Police Officers and Race Marshals will perform a hard closure of the race course intersections and side streets at 8:05AM. This will allow residents in Bay Creek Neighborhood a 15 minute window to get off the course prior to the start of the event at 8:20AM.

Thank you for your support and understanding during this inconvenience.

Please help us by participating, volunteering or donating today! We look forward to seeing you there.

Thu, 2-Jun-2016
7:30 pm (3:00 hrs)
Clips Beer and Film Tour
New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer and Film Tour is a free event featuring short films and a selection of small-batch beers. In 2016, its seventh year, it celebrates the brewery’s 25th anniversary while raising money for local nonprofits. All proceeds from beer sales go to local nonprofits. Since its inception in 2010, Clips has raised $659,000 for nonprofit organizations, including more than $150,000 last year.

Local beneficiary volunteers serve up the beer with close to 20 different New Belgium offerings on tap, available in 3-ounce samples, 12-ounce pours, or cans. Food from local vendors will also be available.

New Belgium, promoters of environmental stewardship, encourages attendees to think twice about throwing away trash, with a significant amount of waste diverted from landfills at each stop. In addition, all locations will have bike valet, encouraging people to ride their bike to the showings.

In Madison, it takes place at Olin-Turville park and proceeds benefit the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin.

Tue, 31-May-2016
7:30 pm
Jade Garden Redevelopment Neighborhood Meeting
Please join alder Sara Eskrich for a meeting to learn about the proposed redevelopment of the Jade Garden site at 1109 South Park Street.

The development team will outline their plans for the site, to accommodate the new City of Madison zoning code to comply with the City's Comprehensive Plan, as well as attempt to incorporate the desires and feedback from the immediate neighbors. The meeting will include time for Q&A and neighborhood feedback.

It takes place in the Madison Water Utility Conference Room, 119 E. Olin Street.

Sara will post the plans on the District 13 website http://www.cityofmadison.com/council/district13/development/ when they are available.

Tue, 31-May-2016
5:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
FREE yoga in the Olin Park Pavilion
Bring your mat if you have one, but mats & props are available.

Samantha Kellogg is trained in the Alignment Yoga method with an interest in cycling, running, stand-up paddling and integrating yoga with other activities. This class is open to all levels and experiences, focusing on yoga fundamentals, breathing, asana postures and bringing people together to practice in a beautiful location.

Wed, 25-May-2016
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FREE Weekly Concert Series: Cris Plata and Extra Hot
Mark you calendars now - every WEDNESDAY night in May, FOOT will bring a FREE live performance to the historic Olin Park Pavilion from 6 to 8 PM.

Concerts will occur rain or shine (there are lots of dry seats inside the pavilion!).

Bring a picnic or snacks, and bring the kids. Great, free family fun.

Mon, 23-May-2016
Plan Commission decision on Barriques' Conditional Use Permit postponed until September 2016
The City of Madison’s Planning Commission decision regarding Barriques' conditional use permit for coffee roasting has been postponed from the May 23rd Plan meeting to September 19, 2016. Any letters or comments already sent to the City regarding Barriques will be presented to commissioners' in September prior to the new hearing date.

BCNA members, at the May 9, 2016 meeting, agreed to request the referral because currently Barriques' roasting fumes have a negative impact on neighbors living close to 961 South Park Street where the roasting takes place for all of Barriques' wholesale, online retail, and coffee bars. This referral was supported by Matt Weygandt, owner of Barriques, at neighbors’ request.

The referrall will be used to test out Barriques' proposed new equipment for eliminating their roasting fumes. Neighbors will have the chance to offer additional feedback on whether or not the new equipment is effective.

Sat, 21-May-2016
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Wingra Creek Cleanup
Join us for the Annual Wingra Creek Cleanup on Saturday May 21 from 9AM – 12PM. This fun event gives attendees the opportunity to cleanup along the shoreline of Wingra Creek by boat or by walking along the edge of the creek. This event has been occurring annually for several years and a lot of trash has been removed.

Attendees will get a free Take A Stake in our Waters tshirt as well as refreshments. Please bring your own boat if possible, boat rentals not available at this location.

Meet at the parking lot at Strand Associates at 910 W Wingra Drive.

Wed, 18-May-2016
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FREE Weekly Concert Series: The Whiskey Farm
Mark you calendars now - every WEDNESDAY night in May, FOOT will bring a FREE live performance to the historic Olin Park Pavilion from 6 to 8 PM.

Concerts will occur rain or shine (there are lots of dry seats inside the pavilion!).

Bring a picnic or snacks, and bring the kids. Great, free family fun.

Wed, 11-May-2016
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FREE Weekly Concert Series: Lou & Peter Berryman
Mark you calendars now - every WEDNESDAY night in May, FOOT will bring a FREE live performance to the historic Olin Park Pavilion from 6 to 8 PM.

Concerts will occur rain or shine (there are lots of dry seats inside the pavilion!).

Bring a picnic or snacks, and bring the kids. Great, free family fun.

Mon, 9-May-2016
6:30 pm (1:45 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it three days before the meeting, and we'll post it here (required if item requires a vote). So far, the agenda is:
  • John Patterson recently took over for Captain Joe Balles in the South Police District; he'll introduce himself and anwer questions.
  • Our Planning and Economic Development committee will report about Barriques and the Jade Garden site. They will have a letter regarding Barriques conditional use permit for approval by vote.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Planning & Economic Development, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome!

Wed, 4-May-2016
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FREE Weekly Concert Series: Maintainers
Mark you calendars now - every WEDNESDAY night in May, FOOT will bring a FREE live performance to the historic Olin Park Pavilion from 6 to 8 PM.

Concerts will occur rain or shine (there are lots of dry seats inside the pavilion!).

Bring a picnic or snacks, and bring the kids. Great, free family fun.

Mon, 11-Apr-2016
6:30 pm (0:30 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
This is a special meeting with just one agenda item:
  • Vote on a statement regarding the Bay Creek Neighborhood Association's standards for development along Park Street (where it bisects Bay Creek). See http://baycreekmadison.org/publications.html#planning for the statement. There will also be updates on development plans for the Jade Garden site and meetings with Barriques and the Plan Department re: establishing conditions on conditional use .
We will be meeting at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome!
Thu, 7-Apr-2016
5:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Everyday Cooking: Using What You Have on Hand at St. Mark's
Everyday Cooking: Using What you Have on Hand, Thursday, April 7th 5:00 to 6:30 PM St. Mark's church

Join Madison Chef Joel Olson of Hemmachef, a nationally recognized culinary instructor as he discusses and illustrates how to make the most of the food you have on hand. He will cover menu options and culinary techniques and also will prepare samples of food using the ingredients available at the St. Mark's Food Pantry. Please call the church office, 256-8463 or email stmarks@stmarksmadison.org if you would like to participate.

Wed, 30-Mar-2016
7:00 pm
Barriques Conditional Use Application
Meeting to discuss concerns with ongoing coffee roasting operation at Barriques. Location: Water Utility Conference Room, 119 E Olin Ave

Background info on alder Sara Eskrich's site at http://www.cityofmadison.com/council/district13/updates/

Sat, 26-Mar-2016
10:00 am (1:00 hr)
Easter Egg Hunt
Please join us for a Free Easter Egg Hunt! Celebrating Spring and new life!

Children ages 2 to 10 years old invited. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St.

If it rains we will be inside. Easter Worship is at 9:30 March 27th, Join us! For questions call 608-256-8463. www.stmarksmadison.org

Mon, 14-Mar-2016
6:30 pm (1:45 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it three days before the meeting, and we'll post it here (required if item requires a vote). So far, the agenda is:
  • John Patterson recently took over for Captain Joe Balles in the South Police District; are we interested in having him attend the next meeting to introduce himself?
  • Advocating for MPD changes to decrease the likelihood of future police killings of unarmed civilians. Amy Miller and Jerome Flowers present.
  • Vote on a statement regarding the Bay Creek Neighborhood Association's standards for development along Park Street (where it bisects Bay Creek). See http://baycreekmadison.org/publications.html#planning for the statement.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Planning & Economic Development, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome!

Sat, 5-Mar-2016
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Quann Community Garden Drop-in Registration
It's time to register for a Quann Community Garden plot! All returning and new gardeners need to register.

Registration will be on Thursday, March 3 from 5:30-6:30 pm AND Saturday, March 5 from 10 am-Noon at the Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld St.

Returning gardeners may register by mailing your form and payment to: Anne Perrote, Quann Registrar, 617 Olin Ave. Madison, WI 53715. New gardeners must come to registration.

You can download a form in advance and see the fee schedule on the Quann website. http://www.quanngardens.org/registration

We may have seeds to give away.

Fri, 26-Feb-2016
4:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Thank Kyle Richmond and welcome Richard Kilmer!
Thank Kyle for his 14(!) years of service on the Dane County Board. Meet Richard Kilmer who is running for this seat. It's at the Taj Indian Restaurant and is a fundraiser!

Appetizers provided and cash bar available.

if you're on FB, say you're going here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735001943399855/

Sat, 23-Jan-2016
6:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
FREE Candlelight Ski & Hot Chocolate at Turville Conservancy
Join us for candlelit Nordic Skiing (or moonlit walking if no snow) in beautiful Turville Point Conservation Park. There will be warming fires, free hot chocolate, S'more fixings, baked goodies and maybe a few local musicians to set the mood. Meet at the entrance to Turville Point off the south parking lot. If the snow cooperates, the trails should be freshly groomed - bring your own skis or rent a pair in advance. This free event is hosted by Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT) in conjunctions with the Madison Parks Division, with hot chocolate donated by Barriques.

Help us reduce waste by bringing your favorite mug.

Mon, 11-Jan-2016
5:30 pm (2:45 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it three days before the meeting, and we'll post it here (required if item requires a vote). So far, the agenda is:
  • Annual BCNA potluck at 5:30, followed by the meeting at 6:30. Bring a dish to pass, and your own plates and utensils.
  • The Monona Bay neighborhood association is spearheading an effort to designate West Shore Drive as a bicycle boulevard. Do we support this? Would we want to extend this to South Shore Drive? Allen Arntsen or Greg Kopish presents.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Planning & Economic Development, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome!

Mon, 30-Nov-2015
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
A Community Conversation on Institutional Racism and Racial Disparities in Madison
Please join Young, Gifted & Black, Madison Urban Ministry and MOSES (Madison Organizing in Strength, Equality and Solidarity) for a panel discussion on how institutional racism and racial disparities affect our city. We want to provide an opportunity for people to start thinking and talking about these issues so we can work together to build a stronger community. The discussion will be at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St.
Mon, 9-Nov-2015
6:30 pm (1:45 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Scott Leslie from the Majestic wants to get neighborhood feedback on his ideas for an event at Olin Park in 2016.
  • Richard Kilmer will announce his candidacy for County Board.
  • Greenbush Properties' practice of buying up properties and kicking out longtime Bay Creek residents is concerning.
  • Zoning code ammendment that allows Limited Production and Processing in a TSS district.
  • Oct. 28th Alliant Energy Center meeting summary.
  • Winter Moonlight Ski event on Saturday, January 23rd, 6 to 9 PM at Turville Park.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Planning & Economic Development, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome!

Wed, 28-Oct-2015
3:00 pm (1:00 hr)
AEC Strategic Design Study Committee Meeting
AEC Strategic Design Study Committee Members and Other Interested Parties,

The next meeting of the AEC Strategic Design Study Committee will be next week on Wednesday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m. in the conference room of the AEC Administration Building (located just behind and west of the AEC Exhibition Hall).

The primary focus of this meeting will be a presentation by the Hammes Company of their final report on the AEC Strategic Feasibility Study.

The meeting agenda and presentation will both be available in advance of the meeting via the Dane County Legistar public access system.

Sat, 24-Oct-2015
10:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Bike Ride With Police
Community bike ride and pot luck with members of the South District Community Policing Team on October 24th, 2015. Weather permitting, the bike ride starts at 10 AM at the Goodman Pool parking lot with a pot luck at noon at the Goodman Park picnic area behind the pool. Families and children are welcome. Please bring a dish to share. Please visit https://baycreekride.eventbrite.com to sign up for the event. Please call Bob with questions: (608) 255-1074.
Sun, 11-Oct-2015
1:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Bird and Nature Walk
Join Andria Blattner, a member of the Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT), to observe the flora and fauna of the restored prairie and woodland trails that wind through the Turville Point Conservation Park along Lake Monona. We will look for birds, wildlife, and changes to fall flora. Co-sponsored by Friends of Olin Turville, Madison Parks, and Madison Audubon. Contact Andria Blattner (608) 255-8001. Meet at the Turville parking lot off John Nolen Drive, across from the Alliant Center, 1156 Olin-Turville Court.
Sat, 10-Oct-2015
8:00 am (8:00 hrs)
St. Mark's Rummage Sale
St. Marks Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St. Madison

Baked goods and soup will be offered for your shopping enjoyment!

Tue, 29-Sep-2015
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FOOT-loose Free dance at Olin pavilion
Come join the Prairie Bayou Cajun Band inside the historic Olin pavilion at 6 PM to hear the sounds and learn the dance steps of Louisiana's traditional bayou culture. Just watch, or join in and learn. No partner necessary. Event is FREE, sponsored by Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT) and the Madison Parks Division. Dance will occur rain or shine, since it's inside.
Tue, 22-Sep-2015
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FOOT-Loose Free dance at Olin Pavilion
Come join the Madison Scottish Country Dancers inside the historic Olin pavilion at 6 PM to learn the traditional reels, jigs and strathspeys of Scotland. Just watch, or join in and learn. No partner necessary. Event is FREE, sponsored by Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT) and the Madison Parks Division. Dance will occur rain or shine, since it's inside.
Tue, 15-Sep-2015
6:00 pm (2:30 hrs)
FOOT-Loose Free dance at Olin Pavilion
Come join the Madison Tango Society inside the historic Olin pavilion at 6 PM to learn the basic steps of Argentina's passionate tango. Just watch, or join in and learn. No partner necessary. Event is FREE, sponsored by Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT) and the Madison Parks Division. Dance will occur rain or shine, since it's inside.
Mon, 14-Sep-2015
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • How can we help shape Madison's energy future? Oscar Bloch from RePower Madison presents.
  • Vote on changes to the BCNA Bylaws. Please read about them before the meeting; see http://baycreekmadison.org/bylaws-proposed.html and bring a copy of the Aug/Sept Bay Creek Bulletin with the proposed changes.
  • In recent years, meetings have had full agendas, we are rushed, we often go over our time, and things get pushed to the next meeting (and sometimes again). Should we go back to meeting monthly?
  • Update on proposed rezoning/development on South Park and Haywood
  • Plan for updating our neighborhood plan (now about 26 years old)
  • Update on Wingra Point II
  • Neighborhood training on construction site monitoring
  • Bay Creek neighborhood photo
  • How to keep Bay Creek informed and involved in the issues that affect us--how to take our neighborhood pulse and make decisions.
  • Update on parking/applications approvals for RP3 status
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Planning & Economic Development, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 75 minutes.

Sun, 13-Sep-2015
1:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Bird and Nature Walk
Join Andria Blattner, a member of the Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT), to observe the flora and fauna of the restored prairie and woodland trails that wind through the Turville Point Conservation Park along Lake Monona. We will look for birds, wildlife, and late summer flora. Co-sponsored by Friends of Olin Turville, Madison Parks, and Madison Audubon. Contact Andria Blattner (608) 255-8001. Meet at the Turville parking lot off John Nolen Drive, across from the Alliant Center, 1156 Olin-Turville Court.
Thu, 10-Sep-2015
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Low-Income/Senior Housing Project (820 South Park Street)
JTK Development is hosting a neighborhood meeting regarding his proposed new development at 820 S. Park St. (site of the former church supply store and several homes behind it).

The current development proposal calls for two buildings on the site:
- a 5-story affordable family housing property, 76 units, on the church supply store site and extending back along Delaplaine Ct.
- a 5-story affordable senior housing property, around 40 units, along Haywood St. behind the auto repair shop
- 5 single-family homes along the 800-block of S. Brooks will remain; an alley with surface parking will be constructed behind those homes

The developer is aiming to submit applications within the next month or so in hopes of having the project approved before the end of January.

Organized by the Greenbush Neighborhood Association, Bay Creek residents have been invited to attend this presentation as well. Neighbors are encouraged to view plans and offer feedback to the development team.

Takes place in the Bolz Auditorium, across Brooks Street from Meriter Hospital's Main Entrance.

Sat, 29-Aug-2015
1:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Ice Cream Social-POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY
Due to the cloudy weather, the annual Ice Cream Social will be held on Sunday, August 30 between 1 and 3 p.m. Join us at the site of the new sign across from the Goodman Pool between Olin and Van Deusen. There will be vanilla, chocolate and vegan ice creams. Please bring a topping to share. We are suggesting that people bring peanut free toppings so our neighbors with allergies have more choices. We'll have bowls and spoons but you are welcome to bring your own. Hope to see you there!
Thu, 27-Aug-2015
7:30 pm (3:00 hrs)
Clips Beer and Film Tour
In its sixth fabulous year (though rained-out last year), Clips Beer and Film Tour is a beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show that's coming to 20 cities coast-to-coast, including Madison! We took our love for beer and film fans and put them together in this one-of-a-New-Belgium-kind event. You'll get to try our most esoteric beer offerings - up to 17 varieties - and pair them with inspiring short films created by fans. And good news - 100% of the proceeds from beer sales benefit The Wisconsin Bike Fed.

This free event is rain or shine! Beer tokens cost $1.50 for a three-ounce pour and $6 for a 12-ounce beer. All ages are welcome. In Madison, it takes place at Olin-Turville park and proceeds benefit the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin.

Sat, 22-Aug-2015
11:00 am (8:00 hrs)
Celebrate South Madison Festival
This is a great multicultural event organized by the South Metropolitan Planning Council featuring Music, Food, Kids Activities, Community Booths, and the South Madison Farmer’s Market.

11:00 Open Mic
12:00 Fountain of Life Liturgical Dancers
12:45 Endtime Liturgical Dancers
2:00 Cool Front (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRFCPkA0Itc)
3:00 Davis Family (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKbAKld0sOI)
4:45 Mad City Funk
6:30 Closing Ceremonies

Takes place at the Madison Labor Temple.

Sat, 1-Aug-2015
9:00 am (5:00 hrs)
7th Annual Bay Creek Neighborhood Kids' Wagon Drive
Neighborhood kids will once again be collecting school supplies, toiletry items, household cleaning items, and non-perishable food.

Kids will also be hosting a lemonade and baked goodies free will donation stand in order to raise money to buy school supplies.

Join us in front of Franklin Elementary on Lakeside!

Mon, 13-Jul-2015
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • In the past year, meetings have had full agendas, we are rushed, we often go over our time, and things get pushed to the next meeting (and sometimes again). Should we go back to meeting monthly? (Ironically, we ran out of time to finish our discussion of this last time.)
  • Date for Ice Cream Social.
  • The BCNA bylaws committee is at an impasse with achieving consensus on the final wording of the proposed bylaws and is looking for guidance.
  • Traffic calming on Lakeside St.
  • Would we be interested in a presentation by Young, Gifted, and Black?
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Planning & Economic Development, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 75 minutes.

Thu, 9-Jul-2015
5:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
Wingra Creek Clean-up
There's a neighborhood clean-up of Wingra Creek from 5:30-8 pm! Volunteers are also needed to meet at CMC (1862 Beld St.) at 5 pm to carry canoes and supplies down to the creek.

Please let Laura Green know if you can participate (volunteer@cmctoday.org or 608.441.1180). All participants get a free T-shirt, so if you plan on coming please let her know your shirt size. Also, be sure to save time afterwards for snacks and ice cream at the CMC.

Sat, 4-Jul-2015
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Fourth of July Potluck

Remember last year's July 4 party? It was loads of fun! If you missed it, come this year. If you came, you know enough to come back.

Bring a dish to pass and your own tableware.

12-2 at the Goodman Park shelter near the playground.

Sat, 27-Jun-2015
9:00 pm
Shake the Lake
The Madison Mallards have decided to take over the event formally known as Rhythm & Booms from Madison Festivals. This new event, to be called "Shake the Lake" will be a pared down version of last year's downtown event, including a firework show on Lake Monona.
Sun, 7-Jun-2015
10:00 am (5:00 hrs)
Ride the Drive
Streets closed off at 8:30 am - 3 pm.
Sat, 6-Jun-2015
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Wingra Creek Clean-up
Annual Wingra Creek Cleanup June 6 from 9AM until noon. This is a fun event where participants clean up the creek shoreline by boat or on foot. More details can be found on the Friends of Lake Wingra website (http://www.lakewingra.org/events/) under Wingra Creek Cleanup.
Mon, 11-May-2015
5:30 pm (2:15 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
The first hour (5:30-6:30) will be devoted to wrapping up our discussion of the Wingra Point II development (at the triangle of Park and Fish Hatchery streets).

Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:

  • Detective Taya Dolsen of the Madison Police Department is the liaison from the Burglary Crimes Unit to the South district and will introduce herself, give updates, and answer questions from neighbors.
  • In the past year, meetings have had full agendas, we are rushed, we often go over our time, and things get pushed to the next meeting (and sometimes again). Should we go back to meeting monthly?
  • The Madison Mallards are managing the June 27 fireworks show on Lake Monona -- now called Shake the Lake -- and Vern Stenman will make a short presentation.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 75 minutes.

Thu, 7-May-2015
3:00 pm (4:00 hrs)
Bernie's Beach clean-up
Madison Parks is partnering with the Clean Lakes Alliance, Friends of Monona Bay, and the Bay Creek Neighborhood Association to clean up debris at Bernie's Beach on Thursday, May 7 from 3:00-7:00 pm.

Madison Parks staff will be working with neighborhood and community groups to clean up trash and plant debris that has accumulated in front and around Bernie's Beach on the southeastern shore of Monona Bay. The combination of low water levels and a consistent wind pattern has lead to an accumulation of debris, making this a great opportunity for the community to come together to clean up the Bernie's Beach area in preparation of another great lake season.

Wed, 29-Apr-2015
5:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Alder Sara Eskrich has organized a meeting to discuss the proposed development at the intersection of South Park and Fish Hatchery. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Madison Water Utility (119 E. Olin). Please call Judy at (608) 469-1218 with any questions.
Mon, 13-Apr-2015
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
BCNA meeting re: proposed development at Park and Fish Hatchery
The neighborhood council approved scheduling an extra meeting to discuss development at the intersection of South Park and Fish Hatchery. This will be held on Monday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Baha'i Center (324 W. Lakeside). Please note that the proposed development will be the only topic discussed. Any other topics of concern will be discussed at the May 11 meeting. Please call Judy at (608) 469-1218 with any questions.
Sat, 28-Mar-2015
8:00 am (4:00 hrs)
Quann Dog Park Cleanup
The official Dog Park Cleanup day is March 28, 8-noon.
Wed, 25-Mar-2015
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Candidate forum
The Bay Creek Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a alder candidate forum for the city council seat in our district. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the candidates Sara Eskrich and Zach Madden

The forum is at the Madison Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the forum scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. We need to be out of the building by 8 p.m. Bonnie Schmidt will be moderating; bring questions!

The election is April 7th.

Mon, 9-Mar-2015
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • All Bay Creek positions -- officers, area reps, committee chairs -- are up for election. Come out and vote, learn what the various committees do, what their upcoming plans are, and how you can participate.
  • A new ad-hoc committee will likely be forming which will represent the neighborhood (in a larger City stakeholder's group) regarding potential changes to Olin-Turville park. $150,000 was allocated to study the feasibility of turning the outlook area next to the State Medical Society into a city-wide destination. One to three people will be elected to serve on this committee.
  • POSTPONED UNTIL MAY: Detective Taya Dolsen of the Madison Police Department is the liaison from the Burglary Crimes Unit to the South district and will introduce herself, give updates, and answer questions from neighbors.
  • Neighborhood response to Fish Hatchery / Park St Apartment development.
  • We will vote on the bylaws.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 75 minutes.

Thu, 5-Mar-2015
6:30 pm
Fish Hatchery / Park St Apartment Development Presentation
T. Wall Enterprises will present a second draft of their proposal for 1004 & 1032 Park Street (the point to the south of the Fish Hatchery and Park intersection) at the Madison Water Utility, 119 E Olin Avenue. After the presentation information about the project will be posted at: www.cityofmadison.com/council/district13/development
Thu, 5-Mar-2015
5:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Quann Community Garden Plot Registration
It's time to register for a Quann Community Garden plot! All returning and new gardeners need to register. There are two registrations:
  • Thursday, March 5, 5:30 to 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, March 7, 10 AM to 12 PM

Both registrations take place at the Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld St. You can download a form in advance and see the fee schedule on the Quann website. Follow this link, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click the blue arrows to download the forms:

http://www.quanngardens.org/registration

Sat, 7-Feb-2015
6:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Candlelight Ski & Hot Chocolate at Turville Conservancy
Join us for candlelit Nordic Skiing (or moonlit walking if no snow) in beautiful Turville Point Conservation Park. There will be warming fires, free hot chocolate, S'more fixings, baked goodies and maybe a few local musicians to set the mood. Meet at the entrance to Turville Point off the south parking lot. If the snow cooperates, the trails should be freshly groomed - bring your own skis or rent a pair in advance. This free event is hosted by Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT) in conjunctions with the Madison Parks Division, with hot chocolate donated by Barriques.

Help us reduce waste by bringing your favorite mug.

Mon, 19-Jan-2015
6:30 pm
Fish Hatchery / Park St Apartment Development Presentation
T. Wall Enterprises will present their proposal for 1004 & 1032 Park Street (the point to the south of the Fish Hatchery and Park intersection) on Monday, January 19 6:30 p.m. at the Madison Water Utility, 119 E Olin Avenue. Preliminary plans for the development include approximately 186 apartments of various types, a small amount of first floor commercial space, and underground/surface level parking. After the presentation information about the project will be posted at: www.cityofmadison.com/council/district13/development
Mon, 12-Jan-2015
5:30 pm (2:15 hrs)
Annual Potluck and Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Annual BCNA potluck at 5:30, followed by the meeting at 6:30. Bring a dish to pass, and your own plates and utensils.
  • Discuss proposed changes to Bay Creek bylaws; see them at http://baycreekmadison.org/bylaws-proposed.html
  • Alder candidate forum
  • Zoning change and other updates about 109 E. Lakeside St. property, which will be a Mid Century/Retro store (Janelle Munns).
  • Brewpub to operate at 1604 Gilson St (Levi Funk).
  • A Madison police officer will be on hand to let us know what we can do to reduce the chance of robberies.
  • T. Wall Enterprises will present their proposal for 1004 & 1032 Park Street (the point to the south of the Fish Hatchery and Park intersection) on Monday, January 19 6:30 p.m. at the Madison Water Utility
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 75 minutes.

Sat, 15-Nov-2014
11:00 am (5:00 hrs)
Fair Trade Gift Sale
Stop by a Fair Trade holiday gift sale at 721 W Olin Ave! There will be beautiful, hand-made jewelry, handbags, and children's clothing ethically imported from NGOs in Ghana. There will also be high-quality, all-natural fair trade shea butter products including moisturizing hand and body soap, natural antibacterial soap, body oil, hair oil and intensive hair creme. Prices range from $4 to $40, so there is something for every budget. Drop by, socialize with your neighbors, have a snack or two, and check out some beautiful, unique, hand-made products from Ghana!
Mon, 10-Nov-2014
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Presentation about the Alliant Energy Center will be given at 6:30 by Olivia Parry. It will probably be helpful to peruse the background info at http://aecstudy.countyofdane.com/ before the meeting.
  • Neighborhood crime issues, prompted by a burglary and recent suspicious behavior on O'Sheridan St.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 75 minutes.

Sat, 18-Oct-2014
10:30 am (2:00 hrs)
Run for Literacy
Join us for our 23rd annual run/walk! All funds raised help keep Literacy Network's classes and tutors free for low-literate Dane County adults working improve their reading, writing and English skills so they and their families can achieve financial independence, good health and greater involvement in community life. Thanks for your support!

9:45am - Kid^Ņs Fun Run (a short jaunt down State Street)
10:30am - 5K Run, 10K Run and 5K Walk begins

Register online: http://raceroster.com/events/2014/2650/literacy-network-run

Thu, 16-Oct-2014
6:00 pm
New Play Equipment for Bernie’s Beach
The Madison Parks Division has funds to replace the play equipment at Bernie’s Beach in 2015. They will hold two public meetings to review options and select appropriate play equipment. If there is interest, the neighborhood can also choose to raise funds to install additional equipment.

The first meeting to get input and comments on equipment options is at 6:00 PM on Thursday, October 16th in the conference room of the Madison Water Utility, 119 E Olin Ave.

At this meeting, City staff will discuss the project and seek input on the playground design. If you have questions or comments but are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Kate Kane at 261-9671 or at kkane@cityofmadison.com.

Mon, 13-Oct-2014
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Lakeside Cafe Entertainment License
Alder Dailey is holding a listening session. Then, based on all the feedback he's heard, he'll craft a detailed compromise recommendation to give to the ALRC.

Lakeside Cafe Entertainment License Public Listening Session will be Monday 10/13 at the Water Utility Building at 119 E Olin Ave 6:30pm-8pm

Tue, 7-Oct-2014
6:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Literacy Network 101
What would you do if your doctor asked you to complete a form, but you couldn't read it?

We invite you to join us for a short, powerful, and informative tour of Literacy Network's innovative and vital adult literacy programs. You will learn about the lives impacted by our work and how we successfully connect with adults in our community to help them achieve their literacy goals every day.

Reservations required: http://litnetwork.org/happenings/index.php?category_id=5269

Tue, 30-Sep-2014
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Dancin' in the Park - Madison Contra Dance Co-op
Back again for a second turn, the Madison Contra Dance Co-op finishes off our fifth Tuesday dance night with a return to the simple, fun tradition of contra dance. Join us, with or without a partner, for this easy-to-learn called folk dance.

Rumor has it that Pete Sutherland will be playing! With at least nine CD's under his belt, veteran Vermont-based musician Pete Sutherland has been on staff at dance and music camps and workshops coast-to-coast and is a widely-known year-round teacher and performer at home. He is a member of at least four recording groups and a couple more performing groups.

He is a warm-voiced singer, songsmith and accomplished multi-instrumentalist known equally for his potent originals and his intense recreations of age-old ballads and fiery fiddle tunes.

Tue, 23-Sep-2014
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Dancin' in the Park - Madison Scottish Country Dancers
For the fourth in our series of five Tuesday night dances at the Olin pavilion, come join the Madison Scottish Country Dancers to learn the traditional reels, jigs and strathspeys of Scotland.
Tue, 16-Sep-2014
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Dancin' in the Park - Madison Contra Dance Co-op
Join Madison Contra Dance Co-op for the third (and fifth) September Tuesday dance session at the Olin pavilion. Learn this fun and simple folk dance tradition. Derived from early English and French folk dances, this called, partnered dance tradition is found in many parts of the world and is easy to learn. No partner required to join the fun!
Tue, 9-Sep-2014
6:00 pm (2:30 hrs)
Dancin' in the Park - Prairie Bayou Cajun Band
For the second night of our 'Tuesdays in September' dance series, come step lively to the a bayou beat of the Prairie Bayou Cajun Band.
Tue, 9-Sep-2014
6:00 pm
Alliant Energy Center Redevelopment Feasibility Study
SMPC and AEC has teamed up to have a special informational meeting to discus the Alliant Energy Center Redevelopment Feasibility Study. Dane County and the AEC project partners have initiated a process to assess the current facilities, and conduct a review of the entire campus (164 acres) to better understand the opportunities and challenges associated with potential redevelopment.

There will be a presentation and feedback session on this effort at our meeting at the Urban League building - Evjue conference room, located in the Villager Mall - 2222 S. Park Street.

Keep in mind this study does not include a visioning process, but would lay the foundation for a potential visioning process.

This is a very exciting opportunity for our community and region; I am urging you to join me at this meeting. It is my desire that we will leave the meeting with a better understanding of the scope and the intent of the study.

Mon, 8-Sep-2014
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Interested in knowing how to determine if an event in the area is too loud for current ordinances/laws? And who to call if this happens? Willing to share knowledge gained with the rest of the neighborhood?

    Capitol View Heights neighborhood has set up an educational meeting for their neighborhood, Bay Creek, and Bram's Addition. In attendance will be police officers from the Town and City, and someone from the Parks department. We're looking for someone from Bay Creek to be a part of this. It's likely a one-time meeting and will stay focused on solutions.

    If you're interested, come to this Bay Creek meeting and we'll fill you in on the details. Bring your calendar.

  • Lakeside Coffee House Entertainment License.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 75 minutes.

Tue, 2-Sep-2014
6:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Dancin' in the Park - Madison Tango Society
Come join the Madison Tango Society for the first in a series of five September Tuesday dance sessions at the Olin Park Pavilion. Dancing starts at 6 PM and will include both demonstration and instruction for those adventurous souls willing to try a new step or two.
Sun, 24-Aug-2014
1:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Bey Creek Ice Cream Social
Rain Date!! The annual BCNA Ice Cream Social was postponed due to rain and will be held on SUNDAY, August 24, between 1 and 3 p.m. Please join us at the site of the new sign across from the Goodman Pool between Olin and Van Deusen. There will be vanilla, chocolate and vegan ice creams. Please bring a topping to share.

Sat, 23-Aug-2014
11:00 am (8:00 hrs)
Celebrate South Madison!
The 6TH Annual CELEBRATE SOUTH MADISON FESTIVAL is on Saturday, August 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This year's festival will be on the grounds of the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St. Come join us for our next festival of fresh food, talented local musicians, kids crafts and many other fun things to do!
Sat, 16-Aug-2014
8:00 am (6:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Garage Sales
Here's the list of Bay Creek yard sales and map.


A Bay Creek Neighborhood-wide garage sale will take place Saturday, August 16th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Maureen Quinlan (moquinlan@yahoo.com) with your name, address, phone/email and the general types of goods you have available to sell. If you have a few items to sell and are interested in sharing a table OR are interested in letting someone share a table with you, let Maureen know that as well. We will try to connect geographically convenient people to share table space.

Signs will be posted on John Nolen and Park Street. Advertisements will go out on Craig’s List and any other relevant publications/websites one week prior to the sale.

Thu, 14-Aug-2014
5:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
FREE yoga in the Olin Park Pavilion
Bring your mat if you have one, but mats & props are available.
Fri, 8-Aug-2014
8:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Full Moon Paddle
Looking for a chance to explore Lake Monona at night? Do you enjoy breathtaking views and peaceful paddles? Well then Brittingham’s Full Moon Paddle is for you!
Sat, 2-Aug-2014
9:00 am (5:00 hrs)
6th Annual Bay Creek Neighborhood Kids' Wagon Drive
Kids are collecting school supplies, toiletry items, cleaning supplies, and non-perishable food items to give to The Road Home, Transition Education Program, St. Mark^Ņs Lutheran Church Food Pantry, and a group of kids in need at Franklin and Randall Elementary.

Lemonade and baked goodies will be available for donation; proceeds will be used to buy school supplies

The Wagon Drive is now a non-profit supported by the Center for Community Stewardship, http://www.community-stewardship.org/, monetary donations can be made to C4CS and designated for the drive.

Thu, 31-Jul-2014
5:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
FREE yoga in the Olin Park Pavilion
Bring your mat if you have one, but mats & props are available.
Fri, 25-Jul-2014
5:15 pm (1:15 hrs)
Interviews with Alliant Energy Center consultants
The Alliant Energy Center (AEC) would like to work with a few neighbors on a redevelopment plan for their 164 acre campus. They are requesting interviews with 1-3 people from the neighborhood.

This study will focus predominantly on the AEC facilities and 164 acre campus, from a real estate perspective, to identify the highest and best uses. The study will also use a lens of sustainability and social equity, priorities for our region and state, when considering overall development. Integration with the surrounding vicinity is also key. The research and analysis will evaluate the AEC’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats utilizing a SWOT analysis.  Additional aspects of this effort will include: exposition market analysis; capital investment needs, options for public-private partnerships; and alternative finance and governance arrangements.

If you can participate, please let Olivia Parry know by email parry@countyofdane.com or by phone 266-4270.

The meeting will be held in the Alliant Energy Center Administrative Building conference room, located behind AEC.

Thu, 17-Jul-2014
5:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
FREE yoga in the Olin Park Pavilion
Bring your mat if you have one, but mats & props are available.
Mon, 14-Jul-2014
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Windows of Worlds (WoW) community art project is a collaboration between Edgewood College and Geswerk, a local student art organization. Find out how neighborhood youth can get involved.
  • The Alliant Energy Center would like to work with a few neighbors on a redevelopment plan for their 164 acre campus.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 75 minutes.

Fri, 4-Jul-2014
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Fourth of July Potluck

Remember last year's July 4 party? It was loads of fun! If you missed it, come this year. If you came, you know enough to come back.

Bring a dish to pass and your own tableware.

12-2 either at the Goodman Park shelter near the playground (confirmed).

Sun, 29-Jun-2014
7:00 am (All day)
Grab a bag and help the Bay
If you have some free time on Sunday, June 29, please consider grabbing a trash bag and picking up left over litter from the Rhythm and Booms event. There is no set time or meeting place, we are just trying to get as many people as possible to help clean up the area. This will really help reduce the amount of debris that gets into Monona Bay. You can set your bag(s) next to any City trash can and it will be picked up on Monday, June 30. Please call Judy with questions (608) 469-1218
Sat, 28-Jun-2014
12:00 pm (9:00 hrs)
Cranefield's VFW Music Festival
Cranefield's VFW on Lakeside St will be hosting a Music Festival Fundraiser. No Cover Charge to enter and enjoy. We will be serving Brats, Hot Dogs and Burgers along with soda, water and beer We have four band set for the day, The Apologists Kicking off the festivities at noon. Followed by 35 South, The Shake Daddys and Those Weasels. Please Come down and join us and get your spot for the fireworks see you soon!!
Sat, 21-Jun-2014
9:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Make Music Madison in Bay Creek
There is one venue in Bay Creek: Cargo Coffee.

  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Hans Verick: Irish originals on classical guitar
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Bryan Whiting, Sheila Shigley and Kevin Clark: Irish flute, fiddle, bouzouki, bass
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Tri Bratovchedki: A cappella songs from Eastern Europe
Thu, 19-Jun-2014
7:30 pm (3:00 hrs)
Clips Beer and Film Tour
In its fifth fabulous year, "Clips" is a beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show by New Belgium Brewing that travels coast-to-coast. In Madison, it takes place at Olin-Turville park and proceeds benefit the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin.

We took our love for beer and fans and put them together in this one-of-a-New-Belgium-kind event. You'll get to try our most esoteric beer offerings and pair them with inspiring short films created by fans. The best part is that 100% of the proceeds from beer sales benefit a local non-profit who are working to improve your community.

The Clips Beer & Film Tour has raised nearly $370,000 for local organizations, and 35,000 people have sampled beer and watched films. We've also diverted 85 percent of event waste from landfills.

Fans of our Lips of Faith beers know these unique brews are not always easy to find. There will also be your favorite New Belgium classics and you can try them in 3oz samples, or a 12oz pour. Served up by our local beneficiary volunteers, there's plenty of beer fun to be had with our other traveling tricks and contests. Plus, local vendors will be serving food. When the darkness engulfs us, the films start rolling and you get to cozy up on your blanket or chairs and enjoy the show.

Thu, 19-Jun-2014
1:30 pm (3:00 hrs)
Madison West Summer Softball Skills Program
Madison West Summer Softball Skills Program 2014 Madison West High School and their Off-Season Softball Coach, Dave Yaeger, will host a weekly summer softball skills program. It will take place on Wednesdays, starting June 19th and ending July 30th at Hamilton Middle School.

(Use the grades as of 2013-2014 calendar year)
1:30-2:30 6th grade and younger
2:30-3:30 7th grade
3:30-4:30 8th grade and older

Participants may attend more than one session (ex. a 6th grade student can attend both a 6th grade session and a 7th grade session if they would like).

This intensive program will teach and develop various skills needed in high school softball and beyond. Our goal is to prepare future West Softball players for Division 1 Big 8 Softball. These practices will challenge all players in the basics of the game. I guarantee that any player who participates in this program will have a better understanding of the skills needed to perform at a higher level.

This program will be free, but you must register by mailing in a signed waiver (wmll.org/2014/03/west-high-summer-softball-skills-program) to: Dave Yaeger 3910 University Ave. Madison, WI 53705. If you would like a Skills Program T-Shirt send $15 along with the signed waiver (checks payable to Dave Yaeger)

Dave Yaeger (608)520-3125 yaegers@msn.com

Wed, 11-Jun-2014
4:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Open House at 1414 S. Park
New Meriter Physical Therapy site will be hosting an open house. Refreshments and chance to win a fitness prize will be available.
Sun, 8-Jun-2014
2:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Listening session with Alder Lucas Dailey
Listening session with Alder Lucas Dailey. Lakeside St Coffeehouse 402 W Lakeside St.
Sat, 7-Jun-2014
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Take a Stake in Our Waters, Wingra Creek Clean Up
Both paddlers and walkers are invited to help clean up Wingra Creek. Sponsored by Friends of Lake Wingra, Strand Associates, Bay Creek neighborhood Association

Time and Place: 9 am-noon, meet at Strand Associates parking lot on Plaenert Drive, located at the steel pedestrian bridge midway between Park Street and Fish Hatchery Rd, Madison

Contact:David Liebl, 265-2360

Tue, 3-Jun-2014
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FREE Weekly Concert Series: Tairis
Tairis is a trio of Celtic traditional musicians from Madison, Wisconsin, whose respective membership in other Celtic groups (Navan, The Currach) brought them into contact with each other so often that they finally decided to form a project of their own!

From tightly-knit Gaelic work songs to eerie Breton fairy laments to rip-fire Irish fiddle reels, Tairis's music explores the infinitely colorful world of song and tune traditions we today call "Celtic." https://sites.google.com/site/tairisband/home

Mark you calendars now - every Tuesday night in May (and one in June), FOOT will bring a FREE live performance to the historic Olin Pavilion from 6 to 8 PM.

Each concert will be preceded by a guided nature walk in Turville Point Conservation Park at 5 PM. Jim Dexheimer will be your guide.

Come early with a picnic and bring the whole family. Dancing has been known to occur!

Presented through the cooperation of the Madison Parks Division, with a generous donation from the Saris Cycling Group.

Sat, 31-May-2014
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Orchard Installation Workday SATURDAY
There's a second short workday scheduled at the Bay Creek orchard this Saturday from noon - 2 pm. There are a couple of other trees and some flowers to plant, and a little more mulching to do.

Do you have native plants you'd be willing to divide and share? We're looking for sunny prairie and shaded savanna plants to help beautify the area. If you can help us out, please bring them to the workday.

This is in the 300 block of Olin Ave near the city pool.

Hope you can make it!

Tue, 27-May-2014
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FREE Weekly Concert Series: Mark Croft Trio
An acoustic-guitar-based singer/songwriter with Roots, Pop, & Americana song styling, Mark Croft is the classic 'triple threat'; a skilled guitar player, a powerful and dynamic vocalist, and a talented songwriter and entertainer. http://www.markcroftmusic.com/

Mark you calendars now - every Tuesday night in May (and one in June), FOOT will bring a FREE live performance to the historic Olin Pavilion from 6 to 8 PM.

Each concert will be preceded by a guided nature walk in Turville Point Conservation Park at 5 PM. Jim Dexheimer will be your guide.

Come early with a picnic and bring the whole family. Dancing has been known to occur!

Presented through the cooperation of the Madison Parks Division, with a generous donation from the Saris Cycling Group.

Tue, 20-May-2014
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FREE Weekly Concert Series: Cris Plata with Extra Hot
\Enjoy the South Texas sounds of Cris Plata - Madison's Tex-Mex music king. http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/CrisPlata

Mark you calendars now - every Tuesday night in May (and one in June), FOOT will bring a FREE live performance to the historic Olin Pavilion from 6 to 8 PM.

Each concert will be preceded by a guided nature walk in Turville Point Conservation Park at 5 PM. Jim Dexheimer will be your guide.

Come early with a picnic and bring the whole family. Dancing has been known to occur!

Presented through the cooperation of the Madison Parks Division, with a generous donation from the Saris Cycling Group.

Sat, 17-May-2014
9:30 am
Orchard Installation Workday
We are planting a public orchard in Bay Creek this weekend! There will be about eighteen trees at the greenspace where the new neighborhood sign is (300 block of Olin Ave near the city pool).

Please join us for the planting party; it's Saturday from 9:30 am until we're done. Many hands make light work... come for some or all of the time. If you can, bring a shovel to share for those who don't own one. The weather forecast looks perfect... nice and cool.

If you are unable to do physical labor and want to help, feel free to bring snacks to keep the crew going.

Thanks to all the folks who made this happen... this will really beautify the neighborhood!

Tue, 13-May-2014
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FREE Weekly Concert Series: The Whiskey Farm
The Whisky Farm - Unique all-American blend of folk, bluegrass, and rock. http://thewhiskeyfarm.com/

Mark you calendars now - every Tuesday night in May (and one in June), FOOT will bring a FREE live performance to the historic Olin Pavilion from 6 to 8 PM.

Each concert will be preceded by a guided nature walk in Turville Point Conservation Park at 5 PM. Jim Dexheimer will be your guide.

Come early with a picnic and bring the whole family. Dancing has been known to occur!

Presented through the cooperation of the Madison Parks Division, with a generous donation from the Saris Cycling Group.

Mon, 12-May-2014
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Discuss and perhaps vote on the resolution (on the website at http://baycreekmadison.org) declaring that assault rifles and handguns are unwelcome in our neighborhood and urging our state and national representatives for more reasonable gun policy.
  • Discuss proposed changes to Bay Creek bylaws; see them at http://baycreekmadison.org/bylaws-proposed.html
  • Lieutenant June Groehler from the South District MPD will discuss plans for traffic, parking and public safety issues for the upcoming Rhythm and Booms.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 75 minutes.

Fri, 9-May-2014
5:00 pm (4:00 hrs)
Blitz Creek Art Show
Bay Creek is home to many artists who work in several different mediums including wood and metal. Starting May 9, there will be an exhibit of artwork by Bay Creek artists at the Lakeside St Coffee House, 402 W Lakeside St. Opening reception is Fri, May 9 at 5:00 p.m. The exhibit will be available for viewing for approximately 6 weeks. Please come and see the exceptional creations of our neighborhood talent.
Tue, 6-May-2014
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FREE Weekly Concert Series: Peter & Lou Berryman
Peter & Lou Berryman – Madison’s favorite family-friendly and sharp-witted folk duo. http://www.louandpeter.com/

Mark you calendars now - every Tuesday night in May (and one in June), FOOT will bring a FREE live performance to the historic Olin Pavilion from 6 to 8 PM.

Come early with a picnic and bring the whole family. Dancing has been known to occur!

Presented through the cooperation of the Madison Parks Division, with a generous donation from the Saris Cycling Group.

Sun, 27-Apr-2014
12:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Garlic Mustard pull at Turville Woods
Madison Area Weed Warriors are hosting a Garlic mustard pull at Turville Woods on Sunday, April 27, 2014, from Noon-3 PM. All FOOT members, and Bay Creek Neighborhood invited to participate. Come learn about the native flora we are trying to protect, and help remove the invasive plants. Training and supplies provide on site. Bring a treat to share, if you wish.
Wed, 26-Mar-2014
5:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
It's time to Get Outta the House!!
Welcome spring and our new neighborhood watering hole:

Happy Hour
Wednesday, March 26 5:30-7:30
Lakeside St. Coffee House
Beer and Wine Bar

Musician Merle Bailey from Gilson St. has graciously offered to share his musical musings to help us ring in spring. Merle has played with The Sakedaddy's, Afrofunk Allstars, Floyd and the Void among others. A man of many instruments, he'll be sharing his Americana sound on keyboard and guitar for this happy hour hang out. We hope you can make it!

Tue, 18-Mar-2014
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Edible Landscaping Planning Meeting
Come give us your input about the proposed edible landscaping project around the new neighborhood sign (across from Goodman Pool). We'll be meeting at Barrique's on Park St, meeting should only take about an hour (or maybe an hour and a half.) If you can't attend but would like an update on the project, please contact Judy Robinson at (608) 469-1218 or treasurer@merr.com
Mon, 17-Mar-2014
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Wingra Creek Parkway Phase 3
City Engineering will hold a public meeting at the Goodman Public Library 2222 S. Park St to discuss the proposed 2014 Wingra Creek Parkway Phase 3 project. The goals of this project are to address bank stabilization, provide channel improvements and enhance the natural features associated with the creek in this area. Engineering staff will report on design progress towards goals agreed upon at the last meeting and discuss needed revisions and remaining issues to be decided upon, such as a possible weir structure. The meeting will also include representative from the City Parks Division and Alder Ellingson. If you have questions on this matter please contact Sally Swenson at(608)266-4862 or sswenson@cityofmadison.com
Sun, 16-Mar-2014
1:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Family Craft Time
The Bay Creek Neighborhood Association is planning a family craft time from 1-3 on Sun, March 16. We will be meeting in the basement of the Lakeside St Coffee House (402 W Lakeside St). Parents/guardians will need to accompany their child(ren). It would be helpful if people who are planning to attend could contact Judy Robinson ahead of time so we have an idea how many people will be attending. My e-mail is treasurer@merr.com and phone is (608) 469-1218.

We will have some craft items available but people are encouraged to bring their own projects or materials to ensure that we have enough to go around.

Tue, 11-Mar-2014
5:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Brittingham Boats/Rythm & Booms
Alder Sue Ellingson has scheduled a neighborhood meeting on Tues Mar 11 at the Water Utility Building, 119 E Olin Ave. At 5:30, there will be info on the proposal from Brittingham Boats to rent low powered pontoon and small fishing boats from the Lake Monona Sailing Club pier. At 6:30 there will be an update on the City's plans for the 2014 Rhythm & Booms celebration.
Mon, 10-Mar-2014
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • County Exec Joe Parisi will give us an update.
  • Speeding concerns on Lakeside Street (Carrie).
  • Proposed changes to Bay Creek bylaws; see them at http://baycreekmadison.org/bylaws-proposed.html
  • Review of Secretary's duties.
  • All Bay Creek positions -- officers, area reps, committee chairs -- are up for election. Come out and vote, learn what the various committees do, what their upcoming plans are, and how you can participate.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 75 minutes.

Tue, 18-Feb-2014
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Edible Landscaping Planning Meeting
Come help us brainstorm about the proposed edible landscaping project around the new neighborhood sign (across from Goodman Pool). We'll be meeting at Barrique's on Park St, meeting should only take about an hour (or maybe an hour and a half.)
Sat, 15-Feb-2014
6:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Candlelight Ski & Hot Chocolate at Turville Conservancy
Come to a unique winter event in one of Madison's most beautiful places. Join us at the entrance to the Turville Conservancy to ski scenic, moonlit trails by candlelight, or just enjoy hot chocolate around a warming fire. Local drummers will add to the evening's festivities. And if there's no snow, there'll be guided moonlit walks instead.

Bring your skis or rent a pair in advance at one of the following locations:Fontana Sports, Rutabaga, or REI.

Help us reduce waste by bringing your favorite mug (and treats, if you like).

Meet at the entrance to Turville Point off the south parking lot of Olin-Turville parks.

This event is hosted by FOOT and Madison's Parks Department.

Sat, 8-Feb-2014
10:00 am (1:30 hrs)
Second Saturday Nature Walk At Turville
There is going to be a Nature and Bird walk on Saturday, February 8, in Turville Conservation Park 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. In fact, there will be a walk the second Saturday of every month. This is a new series sponsored by Bird City Madison, Audubon, City Parks and FOOT. Each walk will emphasize the natural events of the season.

In February the "walk" will be on cross country skis -- but only easy trails -- because all the trails in Turville are groomed and there is no hiking or snowshoeing on groomed trails. Jeff will lead the walk and Paul will ready with hot chocolate. We are planning for a wonderful snowy, winter day, maybe with a few snowflakes in the air so we can examine them with magnifying glasses. But who knows what the weather will be like then ^Å. Whatever it is, we will find something interesting.

Tue, 21-Jan-2014
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Edible Landscaping Planning Meeting
Come help us brainstorm about the proposed edible landscaping project around the new neighborhood sign(across from Goodman Pool). We'll be meeting at Barrique's on Park St, meeting should only take about an hour.
Mon, 13-Jan-2014
5:30 pm (2:15 hrs)
Annual Potluck and Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Annual BCNA potluck at 5:30, followed by the meeting at 6:30. Bring a dish to pass, and your own plates and utensils.
  • Concerns about Schmidt's newly extended repo yard.
  • Dane County update from Kyle Richmond.
  • Edible landscaping near new neighborhood sign.
  • Officer Steve Magyera from the MPD South Community Policing Team will give updates and listen to input.
  • Ask about proposed changes to the BCNA bylaws and provide input into them.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 75 minutes.

Fri, 13-Dec-2013
5:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
Lakeside Coffee House Neighborhood Meet & Greet
Neighborhood social at Lakeside Coffee House, 402 W. Lakeside, 5;30-8 p.m. Family friendly event. The December get together will be a cookie exchange for those who are interested. Feel free (but not obliged) to bring cookies to share. Coffee, beer and wine available for purchase at the coffee house.
Fri, 15-Nov-2013
5:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
Lakeside Coffee House Neighborhood Meet & Greet
Neighborhood social at Lakeside Coffee House, 402 W. Lakeside, 5;30-8 p.m. Family friendly event, feel free (but not obliged) to bring an hors d'oeuvre or dessert to share. Coffee, beer and wine available for purchase at the coffee house.

Mon, 11-Nov-2013
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
WE ARE MEETING AT BARRIQUES ON PARK ST THIS MONTH (we reserved the interior room). Agenda so far:
  • County board budget update from Kyle.
  • St. Mark's is considering expanding its services to homeless people and people with a disability; Sarah Gillmore will present these ideas.
  • We'll discuss and perhaps vote on the resolution (on the website) declaring that assault rifles and handguns are unwelcome in our neighborhood and urging our state and national representatives for more reasonable gun policy.
  • Discussion of the bylaws.
  • Collaborations with Public Schools and Diversity.
  • Planning for edible landscaping portion of gateway project.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here.

We meet the second Monday of odd months. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 75 minutes.

Fri, 18-Oct-2013
5:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
Lakeside Coffee House Neighborhood Meet & Greet
Neighborhood social at Lakeside Coffee House, 402 W. Lakeside, 5;30-8 p.m. Family friendly event, feel free (but not obliged) to bring an hors d'oeuvre or dessert to share. Coffee, beer and wine available for purchase at the coffee house.

Thu, 17-Oct-2013
6:30 pm
Wingra Creek Parkway - Phase 3 Public Meeting
City Engineering is holding a public meeting to discuss the Wingra Creek Parkway -- Phase 3 project. The goal for this project is to install stabilization measures on the banks of Wingra Creek, between Olin Avenue and the stone railroad bridge. We will also discuss the potential installation of a stone weir near the mouth of the creek. The project is currently in the initial phases; the purpose of this meeting will be to discuss general ideas and request input.

Madison Water Utility, 119 E. Olin Avenue, Conference Room A/B

If you have questions on this matter, please contact Sally Swenson at (608) 266-4862 or sswenson@cityofmadison.com

Sat, 5-Oct-2013
10:00 am (6:00 hrs)
2013 Wisconsin Solar Tour
2013 Wisconsin Solar Tour October 5 10am-4pm

See Renewables in Action... with The Wisconsin Solar Tour!

Homes and businesses around Wisconsin are opening their doors. Come and learn about renewable energy, green building techniques and sustainable living ideas. Tour sites are owned, lived in, and worked in by ordinary people. They are helping others open the door to renewable energy.

List of sites: https://www.midwestrenew.org/solartoursouthcentral

One in the neighborhood and another very close:
* Rodman/Ravich house 1218 Fish Hatchery Rd
* Arboretum Cohousing 1137 Erin St

Sponsored by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association www.midwestrenew.org part of the National Solar Tour nationalsolartour.org

Tue, 24-Sep-2013
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Madison Contra Dance Co-op
Join us for FREE folk dancing in the historic Olin Pavilion, this week (second of three) with the Madison Contra Dance Co-op.

Come to watch or come to learn. No experience necessary and no partner required. Dances may include traditional reels, jigs, strathspeys, contras, old-time squares and big circles.

Organized by FOOT and supported by the Madison Parks and Police Departments. Come on down!!

Tue, 17-Sep-2013
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Folklore Village Barn Dance
Dancing at Folklore Village Join us for FREE folk dancing in the historic Olin Pavilion, this week (second of three) is a Folklore Village Barn Dance.

Come to watch or come to learn. No experience necessary and no partner required. Dances may include traditional reels, jigs, strathspeys, contras, old-time squares and big circles.

Organized by FOOT and supported by the Madison Parks and Police Departments. Come on down!!

Sat, 14-Sep-2013
11:00 am (8:00 hrs)
Celebrate South Madison
Enjoy great eats from local food carts and wonderful music from local entertainers at the 5th annual Celebrate South Madison from 11 am to 7 pm on September 14 at the Madison Labor Temple.

Bands include Mambo Blue (latin jazz), Davis Family Band, and many more!

Tue, 10-Sep-2013
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Madison Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Dancers Join us for FREE folk dancing in the historic Olin Pavilion, this week (first of three) with the Madison Scottish Country Dancers.

Come to watch or come to learn. No experience necessary and no partner required. Dances may include traditional reels, jigs, strathspeys, contras, old-time squares and big circles.

Organized by FOOT and supported by the Madison Parks and Police Departments. Come on down!!

Mon, 9-Sep-2013
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • POSTPONED: St. Mark's is considering expanding its services to homeless people and people with a disability; Sarah Gillmore will present these ideas.
  • Whitney Falk is opening a small upscale home decor resale shop at 312 W. Lakeside Street and will introduce herself and the store to the neighborhood.
  • We need a different meeting space for our November meeting.
  • Discussion of the Gateway Project, including an update on the sign and next steps.
  • Discussion of possible changes to the bylaws of the Bay Creek Neighborhood Association.
  • Discussion about the draft gun resolution.
  • Rick Nesvacil from Madison Taxi will describe the rebuild proposed for their building on Gilson and will take questions or concerns.
  • Potential Free Little Library on Monona Bay (at Lowell St) installed/maintained by Nick Glass.
  • Event reminders: Celebrate South Madison, Bay Creek Meet & Greets
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 75 minutes.

Sat, 24-Aug-2013
1:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Ice Cream Social
The annual Ice Cream Social will be held on Saturday, August 24, between 1 and 3 p.m. with a rain date of Sunday, August 25. Join us at the site of the new sign across from the Goodman Pool between Olin and Van Deusen. There will be vanilla, chocolate and vegan ice creams. Bring a topping to share. We'll have bowls and spoons but you are welcome to bring your own. Hope to see you there!
Fri, 16-Aug-2013
5:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Lakeside Coffee House Neighborhood Meet & Greet - CANCELLED
Neighborhood social at Lakeside Coffee House, 402 W. Lakeside, 5-7 p.m. Family friendly event, feel free (but not obliged) to bring an hors d'oeuvre or dessert to share. Coffee, beer and wine available for purchase at the coffee house.

Sat, 3-Aug-2013
9:00 am (5:00 hrs)
5th Annual Wagon Drive
Let's celebrate! The Wagon Drive is 5 years old. Please join us for cake and lemonade at around noon. The drive starts at 9:00 AM and at 2:00 PM the kids will drive their wagons, with food donations, up to St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Rain date, Sunday the 4th.

The Wagon Drive is an annual summer event in which neighborhood kids collect food, cleaning, paper supplies, toiletry school supply items for the St. Mark's Lutheran Church Food Pantry, Franklin and Randall Schools, the Transition Education Program, and The Road Home*.

*New this year! We are also collecting toiletry items like toothpaste, tooth brushes, toilet paper and cleaning supplies for the Road Home. See http://www.trhome.org/wish-list.php for a basic need list.

Like us on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/WagonDrive

TEP website https://stusvcweb.madison.k12.wi.us/TEP

Thu, 1-Aug-2013
5:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
FREE yoga in the Olin Park Pavilion
Bring your mat if you have one, but mats & props are available.

Samantha Kellogg is trained in the Alignment Yoga method with an interest in cycling, running, stand-up paddling and integrating yoga with other activities. This class is open to all levels and experiences, focusing on yoga fundamentals, breathing, asana postures and bringing people together to practice in a beautiful location.

Cosponsored by the Friends of Olin-Turville (www.olin-turville.com), City of Madison Parks Department, and the Madison Police Department.

Fri, 26-Jul-2013
7:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Musician David Mazzie at the VFW
Like the sounds of The Eagles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, or even The Beatles? If so, the place to be is at Cranefield's VFW Post 1318 on July 26th! Come and listen to musician David Mazzie sing and entertain. You will not be disappointed!!
Wed, 24-Jul-2013
5:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
FREE yoga in the Olin Park Pavilion
Bring your mat if you have one, but mats & props are available.

Samantha Kellogg is trained in the Alignment Yoga method with an interest in cycling, running, stand-up paddling and integrating yoga with other activities. This class is open to all levels and experiences, focusing on yoga fundamentals, breathing, asana postures and bringing people together to practice in a beautiful location.

Cosponsored by the Friends of Olin-Turville (www.olin-turville.com), City of Madison Parks Department, and the Madison Police Department.

Fri, 19-Jul-2013
6:30 pm (4:30 hrs)
Karaoke with Tag Team Karaoke at the VFW
Do you love to sing? Love to watch others? Or would you rather spend the night having fun and hanging out? Come on down to Cranefield's VFW Post 1318 on Lakeside to show off your singing talent and meet some new people.
Fri, 19-Jul-2013
5:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
Lakeside Coffee House Neighborhood Meet & Greet - CANCELLED
Neighborhood social at Lakeside Coffee House, 402 W. Lakeside, 5;30-8 p.m. Family friendly event, feel free (but not obliged) to bring an hors d'oeuvre or dessert to share. Coffee, beer and wine available for purchase at the coffee house.

Wed, 17-Jul-2013
5:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
FREE yoga in the Olin Park Pavilion
Bring your mat if you have one, but mats & props are available.

Samantha Kellogg is trained in the Alignment Yoga method with an interest in cycling, running, stand-up paddling and integrating yoga with other activities. This class is open to all levels and experiences, focusing on yoga fundamentals, breathing, asana postures and bringing people together to practice in a beautiful location.

Cosponsored by the Friends of Olin-Turville (www.olin-turville.com), City of Madison Parks Department, and the Madison Police Department.

Fri, 12-Jul-2013
7:00 pm (4:00 hrs)
Musicians Post 1318 at the VFW
Come and hear some raw talent from Kristen and Katie. These girls are from our neighborhood and have awesome sound. If you are looking for something to do and want to hear music, come and join us for a night of fun, friends, and music.
Thu, 11-Jul-2013
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Meat Raffle at the VFW
Come down and join Angel, Kay, and James for an awesome time at our meat raffle! Never been to one? Come and check it out!! Plenty to drink, plenty of fun, plenty of meat!!
Thu, 11-Jul-2013
5:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
FREE yoga in the Olin Park Pavilion
Bring your mat if you have one, but mats & props are available.

Samantha Kellogg is trained in the Alignment Yoga method with an interest in cycling, running, stand-up paddling and integrating yoga with other activities. This class is open to all levels and experiences, focusing on yoga fundamentals, breathing, asana postures and bringing people together to practice in a beautiful location.

Cosponsored by the Friends of Olin-Turville (www.olin-turville.com), City of Madison Parks Department, and the Madison Police Department.

Mon, 8-Jul-2013
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • The VFW on Lakeside St. would like to have outdoor seating and serve food and alcohol. Smoking would be allowed, but no amplified sound. Hours: Tues-Fri 4-11p, Sat 3-11p, Sun 11-6p.
  • Tyler Wilkinson is an attorney who is working with alder Sue E. on the proposed pontoon pier at Olin Turville.
  • Dane County government update from Kyle Richmond.
  • Free yoga at Olin Park start soon; see BC website calendar for schedule. This was very popular last year.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Sun, 7-Jul-2013
2:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Meat Raffle at the VFW
Come down and join Angel, Kay, and James for an awesome time at our meat raffle! Never been to one? Come and check it out!! Plenty to drink, plenty of fun, plenty of meat!!
Fri, 5-Jul-2013
7:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Musician Matt Pierce at the VFW
Join us for some live entertainment tonight from 7 to 10pm. Matt sings a mixture of classical, folk, and classic rock.
Thu, 4-Jul-2013
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Fourth of July Potluck

Remember last year's July 4 party? It was loads of fun! If you missed it, come this year. If you came, you know enough to come back.

Bring a dish to pass and your own tableware.

12-2 at the Goodman Park shelter near the playground.

Sat, 29-Jun-2013
7:00 pm (4:00 hrs)
Karaoke at Cranefield's
Do you love to sing? Looking for some entertainment and do not want to travel too far from home? Come on down to Cranefield's VFW Post 1318 for a great time with friends. Singing to the songs you know, maybe learning some new ones...
Fri, 28-Jun-2013
7:00 pm (4:00 hrs)
Cranefield's VFW Open Mic Night
Join us at Cranefield's VFW post 1318 for Open Mic Night. This is an opportunity for you to share your art with others in the Bay Creek neighborhood. If getting in front of people is not your thing, maybe cheering others on is. Come on down for the entertainment, great environment, and friendly bartenders. Bring your poems, your singing voice, your guitar, your jokes, or anything else that you would like to share with others. We can not wait to see the talent in Bay creek!
Fri, 21-Jun-2013
5:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
Lakeside Coffee House Neighborhood Meet & Greet
What better way to celebrate the start of summer than at the neighborhood social at Lakeside Coffee House, 402 W. Lakeside, 5;30-8 p.m. Family friendly event, feel free (but not obliged) to bring an hors d'oeuvre or dessert to share. Coffee, beer and wine available for purchase at the coffee house.

Fri, 21-Jun-2013
12:00 pm (9:00 hrs)
Make Music Madison in Bay Creek
There are two venues in Bay Creek.

Bernie's Beach: Listen to Irish, Celtic and folk music all day:

  • Most Wednesday Nights Session Band, Irish, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Alan Ng, Elizabeth Simcock, and Sheila Shigley, Celtic, Irish, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Back in the Knife Box, Celtic, Irish, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Moldy Jam, Celtic, Folk, Irish, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Riptide, Folk, Irish, World, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Not Quite Yesterday/No Name String Band, Bluegrass, Folk, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cargo Coffee:
  • Acoustic Coffee, Celtic, Classical, Folk, 7:30am - 9:30am
Thu, 20-Jun-2013
7:30 pm (3:00 hrs)
Clips Beer and Film Tour
In its fourth fabulous year, "Clips" is a beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show by New Belgium Brewing that's coming to 24 cities coast-to-coast. In Madison, it takes place at Olin-Turville park.

We took our love for beer and fans and put them together in this one-of-a-New-Belgium-kind event. You'll get to try our most esoteric beer offerings - up to 16 varieties on tap! - and pair them with inspiring short films created by fans. The best part is that 100% of the proceeds from beer sales benefit a local non-profit who are working to improve your community (the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin).

Fans of our Lips of Faith beers know these unique brews are not always easy to find. There will also be your favorite New Belgium classics and you can try them in 3oz samples, or a 12oz pour. Served up by our local beneficiary volunteers, there's plenty of beer fun to be had with our other traveling tricks and contests. Plus, local vendors will be serving food. When the darkness engulfs us, the films start rolling and you get to cozy up on your blanket or chairs and enjoy the show.

Support your community by coming out and drinking beer!

Wed, 29-May-2013
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FREE Weekly Concert Series: Peter & Lou Berryman
Peter & Lou Berryman – Madison’s favorite family-friendly and sharp-witted folk duo. http://www.louandpeter.com/

Get your toe-tappin' shoes on and prepare yourselves for another great spring concert series in the historic Olin Pavilion! For four week nights this May, a variety of excellent local musical groups will play FREE two-hour concerts.

All concerts will run from 6 PM to 8 PM. And all the music is family-friendly, so bring the whole gang!

This free concert series is brought to you courtesy of the Madison Parks and Police Departments and Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT), with generous support from the Saris Cycling Group.

Thu, 23-May-2013
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FREE Weekly Concert Series: The Whiskey Farm
The Whisky Farm - Unique all-American blend of folk, bluegrass, and rock. http://thewhiskeyfarm.com/

Get your toe-tappin' shoes on and prepare yourselves for another great spring concert series in the historic Olin Pavilion! For four week nights this May, a variety of excellent local musical groups will play FREE two-hour concerts.

All concerts will run from 6 PM to 8 PM. And all the music is family-friendly, so bring the whole gang!

This free concert series is brought to you courtesy of the Madison Parks and Police Departments and Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT), with generous support from the Saris Cycling Group.

Sun, 19-May-2013
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Garlic mustard pull in Turville
Garlic mustard pull in Turville Point Conservancy Park

· In concert with Madison Weed Warriors

· To volunteer, please contact Tom DeChant at tdmadtown@charter.net

Fri, 17-May-2013
5:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
Lakeside Coffee House Neighborhood Meet & Greet
Neighborhood social at Lakeside Coffee House, 402 W. Lakeside, 5;30-8 p.m. Family friendly event, feel free (but not obliged) to bring an hors d'oeuvre or dessert to share. Coffee, beer and wine available for purchase at the coffee house.

Thu, 16-May-2013
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FREE Weekly Concert Series: Chris Plata
Enjoy the South Texas sounds of Cris Plata - Madison's Tex-Mex music king. http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/CrisPlata

Get your toe-tappin' shoes on and prepare yourselves for another great spring concert series in the historic Olin Pavilion! For four week nights this May, a variety of excellent local musical groups will play FREE two-hour concerts.

All concerts will run from 6 PM to 8 PM. And all the music is family-friendly, so bring the whole gang!

This free concert series is brought to you courtesy of the Madison Parks and Police Departments and Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT), with generous support from the Saris Cycling Group.

Mon, 13-May-2013
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Make Music Madison (June 21) update.
  • Disability Pride Festival in Brittingham Park on July 27th from noon-6pm.
  • Tons of upcoming events, all on the web calendar: May concert series in Olin-Turville, Garlic Mustard pull on May 19, June 20 Clips of Faith, July 4th potluck, and Meet and Greets.
  • Mark Clarke, director for the Alliant Energy Center, will talk about the upgrade planned for the AEC.
  • Update on New Sign.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Wed, 8-May-2013
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
FREE Weekly Concert Series: The Getaway Drivers
The Getaway Drivers are a rootsy group led by Bob Manor, showing off a diversity of styles, moods, and influences, from stomping rock to delicate folk. http://www.reverbnation.com/thegetawaydrivers

Get your toe-tappin' shoes on and prepare yourselves for another great spring concert series in the historic Olin Pavilion! For four week nights this May, a variety of excellent local musical groups will play FREE two-hour concerts.

All concerts will run from 6 PM to 8 PM. And all the music is family-friendly, so bring the whole gang!

This free concert series is brought to you courtesy of the Madison Parks and Police Departments and Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT), with generous support from the Saris Cycling Group.

Sat, 4-May-2013
6:30 pm
Triple Bill at Lakeside Coffee!
Blair Clark (6:30), The High Window (7:30), and The Ramblin Roddy Pipers (8:30).

Blair Clark plays Americana, and can be heard at http://www.reverbnation.com/meetblairclark .

The High Window is a folk trio that blends orchestral elements into a traditional songwriter's pallet and can be heard at http://highwindow.bandcamp.com/ .

The Ramblin' Roddy Pipers - You may know them as Steph, Carson, Matt and Owen. Or The Sparrow and The Sky with Matt and Owen. Or those 4 people who used to live together. They play folky/bluesy/grassy tunes.

Free, but donations welcome.

Sat, 27-Apr-2013
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Lakeshore clean-up at Olin Park
Lakeshore and beach clean-up in Olin Park to honor Earth Day

· To volunteer, please contact Tom DeChant at tdmadtown@charter.net

Sat, 27-Apr-2013
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Earth Day Clean-up Monona Bay
Our next Monona Bay Shoreline Cleanup is scheduled in conjunction with Madison Earth Day Challenge Events - Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 9:00 - Noon.

Meet at the Brittingham Beach House
701 W. Brittingham Place
A great way to celebrate Earth Day!!

Tue, 23-Apr-2013
2:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Get on the Band Wagon; Initials, inc. Party Wagon Drive Event
The Wagon Drive organizers are hosting an Initial, Inc. (http://www.myinitials-inc.com/shop/eventhome.aspx?eventId=E76487&from=MYEVENTS) party to earn product points to purchase bags for the Madison School District's Transitional Educational Program (aka the school program that supports homeless students. Please join us at 2:00 PM at the Lakeside Coffeehouse (lower level) on Sunday, April 28th. Come buy a bag for your self or one for the program. Thank you, Sandy Fowler
Sat, 20-Apr-2013
8:00 am (5:00 hrs)
West High School Spring Rummage Sale
Madison West High School's PTSO Spring Rummage Sale is Saturday, April 20, from 8am to 1pm. LOTS of good stuff, sports equip, furniture, etc.

You can support the school three ways:

1) Donate your gently-used, clean, working items by leaving them under the overhang outside the cafeteria doors (end of parking lot off Van Hise Ave) on Mon-Fri, April 15-19.

2) Volunteer to help with the sale by contacting Beth Swedeen at; Ineedmycoffee2@aol.com We need volunteers Friday afternoon, April 19, and between 8 am and 2 pm Saturday, April 20

3) Shop the sale and bring your friends! The sale is in the cafeteria Saturday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fri, 19-Apr-2013
5:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
Lakeside Coffee House Neighborhood Meet & Greet
Neighborhood social at Lakeside Coffee House, 402 W. Lakeside, 5;30-8 p.m. Family friendly event, feel free (but not obliged) to bring an hors d'oeuvre or dessert to share. Coffee, beer and wine available for purchase at the coffee house.

Sat, 6-Apr-2013
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Pre-burn clearning at Olin-Turville Park
Pre-burn clearing around trees that need to be preserved – bring your rakes and gloves!

· Meet at the main entrance to Turville Conservancy (off the south parking lot). We’ll help you identify where to clear.

· This is a family event – kids willing to work are welcome!

· To volunteer, please contact Tom DeChant at tdmadtown@charter.net

· Seed toss of wildflowers/natives will follow the burn (to be scheduled for a separate day)

Rain date is Sunday, April 7th.

Sat, 23-Mar-2013
5:00 pm (All day)
Cranefield's first rib fest
Door open at 3:00 at 133 E. Lakeside St. Rib Fest starts at 5:00 pm. $5.00 per plate which includes ribs,potatoe salad, coleslaw,rolls,baked beans. DJ Tag Team Karoke 6:00 pm to 1:00 am.
Fri, 15-Mar-2013
5:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
Lakeside Coffee House Neighborhood Meet & Greet
Celebrate the Ides of March with neighbors at Lakeside Coffee House, 402 W. Lakeside, 5;30-8 p.m. Family friendly event, feel free (but not obliged) to bring an hors d'oeuvre or dessert to share. Coffee, beer and wine available for purchase at the coffee house.

Mon, 11-Mar-2013
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Presentation about an independent investigation of the killing of Madison resident Paul Heenan by a police officer last November 9. Would Bay Creekers like an independent investigation? Come and voice your opinion.
  • All Bay Creek positions -- officers, area reps, committee chairs -- are up for election. Come out and vote, learn what the various committees do, what their upcoming plans are, and how you can participate.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Sat, 23-Feb-2013
6:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Candlelight Ski & Hot Chocolate at Turville Conservancy
Come to a unique winter event in one of Madison's most beautiful places. On Saturday, February 23rd, from 6-9 PM, join us at the entrance to the Turville Conservancy to ski scenic, moonlit trails by candlelight, or just enjoy hot chocolate around a warming fire. Local drummers will add to the evening's festivities. And if there's no snow, there'll be guided moonlit walks instead.

Bring your skis or rent a pair in advance at one of the following locations:Fontana Sports, Rutabaga, or REI.

Help us reduce waste by bringing your favorite mug (and treats, if you like).

Meet at the entrance to Turville Point off the south parking lot of Olin-Turville parks.

This event is hosted by FOOT and Madison's Parks Department.

Fri, 15-Feb-2013
5:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
Lakeside Coffee House Neighborhood Meet & Greet
Neighborhood social at Lakeside Coffee House, 402 W. Lakeside, 5;30-8 p.m. Family friendly event, feel free (but not obliged) to bring an hors d'oeuvre or dessert to share. Coffee, beer and wine available for purchase at the coffee house.

Cheesemaker Bill Anderson form Creme de la Coulee will be on hand with samples, talking about cheese making and explaining his Cheese CSA.

Mon, 11-Feb-2013
7:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Alder Candidate Forum
Three candidates for 13th district at Arboretum Co-Housing, 1137 Erin. Thanks to the Greenbush Neighborhood Association for sponsoring this.
Sat, 26-Jan-2013
3:00 pm (7:00 hrs)
Turkey Dinner/Prizes
Happy 88th Birthday for the VFW 133 E. Lakeside Street. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. Turkey dinner starts at 5:00 pm. $5 for full dinner. Prizes !! Cash Bar. Come Join the Fun ! Contact Pat Powers for more info..608-225-3004. Bring your family and friends. FUN FOR ALL

Sat, 19-Jan-2013
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Free Ice Fishing on Monona Bay
Never tried ice fishing before? Fisheries staff will be on-hand to help you get started during our in-auger-ual weekend. Bring your friends and family to Brittingham Shelter (Monoan Bay) Saturday, January 19, 9 a.m.- Noon.

To add to the fun, we'll have a winter fashion show at 11:30. Prizes will be awarded for the most fitting attire, we encourage you to be creative. You just might win!

Fishing gear will be provided, but if you have your own, please bring it. BYOB (bring your own bucket)

We guarantee that you'll have such a good time, you'll want to go out on Sunday, January 20, the second day of Free Fishing Weekend, then do it again on your next day off.

Fri, 18-Jan-2013
5:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
Bay Creek Meet & Greet
Bay Creek neighbors, please join us Friday, January 18, for the monthly meet and greet at Lakeside Coffee. Bang! Salon is also hosting an open house that evening, so stop in and meet Lindsey and her staff and then gather for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine at Lakeside Coffee between 5:30 and 8 p.m. this Friday night! Everyone is welcome, its a great way to meet your neighbors!!

Mon, 14-Jan-2013
5:30 pm (2:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Annual BCNA potluck at 5:30, followed by the meeting at 6:30. Bring a dish to pass, and your own plates and utensils.
  • Should we organize a candidate's forum for alder?
  • We'll discuss and vote on the resolution (on the website) declaring that assault rifles and handguns are unwelcome in our neighborhood and urging our state and national representatives for more reasonable gun policy.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Sat, 15-Dec-2012
6:30 pm
Kristy Larson & the Honky Tonk Trio
If you love Patsy Cline and Lucinda Williams, steel guitar and a rockin stand up bass come check out this band Sat night at the Lakeside St Coffee House
Fri, 14-Dec-2012
5:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
Lakeside Coffee House Neighborhood Meet & Greet
Neighborhood social at Lakeside Coffee House, 402 W. Lakeside, 5;30-8 p.m. Family friendly event, feel free (but not obliged) to bring an hors d'oeuvre or dessert to share. Coffee, beer and wine available for purchase at the coffee house.

An optional cookie exchange will be part of the doings this month.

Our monthly opportunity to catch up with our friends and neighbors! (It's a week earlier because of the holidays.)

Sat, 8-Dec-2012
6:30 pm
Live Music--the Mcdougals at Lakeside St Coffee House
Regulars at the coffee house, the audience loves them, they love the audience. Songs from their roots in the Chicago folk scene of the 70's they play all our favorites with energy and fun for everyone.
Sat, 8-Dec-2012
5:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Steak Night - Pasta Bar
Fund Raiser. VFW Post 1318 133. E Lakeside. Dec. 8th 5-8pm. Steak Meal $15..Self Serve Pasta Bar $12 Adults Kids 4-12 $6.00 for Pasta Bar. All meals include salad bar & dessert. Profits are divided with Toys for Tots & Food Pantry. Call Pat for more details...225-3004
Sat, 17-Nov-2012
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Sweetness of Gone
Folk music at Lakeside St Coffee House--no charge
Fri, 16-Nov-2012
5:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
Lakeside Coffee House Neighborhood Meet & Greet
Neighborhood social at Lakeside Coffee House, 402 W. Lakeside, 5;30-8 p.m. Family friendly event, feel free (but not obliged) to bring an hors d'oeuvre or dessert to share. Coffee, beer and wine available for purchase at the coffee house.

Our monthly opportunity to catch up with our friends and neighbors!

Mon, 12-Nov-2012
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Wingra Boats would like some feedback on a plan to start a Wingra Boats-type business on Monona Bay, probably at the shelter at Brittingham Beach on the north side of the bay.
  • Report on the Clean Lakes Alliance's 14 phosphate-reducing goals, especially those specific to urban areas.
  • "Make Music Madison" is a new citywide music festival which will be held June 21, 2013 (summer solstice). Elizabeth Simcock will speak a bit about what plans exist, and what opportunities we have, and is willing to be the neighborhood point person.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.
  • Neighborhood Conference Recap
  • Reminder of neighborhood meet 'n greet on Friday.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Thu, 8-Nov-2012
6:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Open Mic @ Lakeside Coffee
Have a song to sing, a guitar to play, a poem to recite, a scene to enact, or another talent to share? Lakeside Coffee's weekly open mic is just the right place to perform for your friends, family and neighbors. Make plans to come and pass it on.

This is a weekly event (every Thursday 6-9 pm) but will only appear on the calendar every few weeks.

Sun, 28-Oct-2012
7:00 pm
Full Moon walk with a Doc
Location: Turville Point Conservation Park, 1156 Olin-Turville Court; meet in the parking lot at the corner of John Nolen Drive and Olin Ave.

Topic: Organ donation and transplantation; The Gift of Life.

Physician: Tony D'Alessandro, MD. Dr. D'Alessandro is the Medical Director of the UW Health Organ Procurement Organization and the Director of the Adult and Pediatric Liver, and Multi-organ Transplant Program at UW Hospital and Clinics.

Join Dr. D'Alessandro for a Full Moon Walk with a Doc: Walk for Life. He will share the facts about organ donation, and de-bunk myths related to being an organ donor. He'll share the latest facts about donation and transplantation and updated everyone on Wisconsin's new organ donor registry at YesIWillWisconsin.com. Organ donor family members, living donors and transplant recipients will join Dr. D'Alessandro, and will share their personal stories as we enjoy the beauty of Turville Woods lit by the biggest orange dot ever!

Contact: Laura Whitmore, Madison Parks Community Relations, 608-266-5949

Sat, 27-Oct-2012
10:00 am (6:00 hrs)
VINTAGE FLEA & FINDS SPOOKTACULAR
VFW 133 W. Lakeside Street Oct 27 10-4.....Something for everyone ! Spooky Sales on vintage, antiques, crafts....
Fri, 19-Oct-2012
5:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
Lakeside Coffee House Neighborhood Meet & Greet
Neighborhood social at Lakeside Coffee House, 402 W. Lakeside, 5;30-8 p.m. Family friendly event, feel free (but not obliged) to bring an hors d'oeuvre or dessert to share. Coffee, beer and wine available for purchase at the coffee house.

Second of what we hope will become a monthly event!

Thu, 11-Oct-2012
6:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Open Mic @ Lakeside Coffee
Have a song to sing, a guitar to play, a poem to recite, a scene to enact, or another talent to share? Lakeside Coffee's weekly open mic is just the right place to perform for your friends, family and neighbors. Make plans to come and pass it on.

This is a weekly event (every Thursday 6-9 pm) but will only appear on the calendar monthly.

Mon, 8-Oct-2012
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting
The Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting is at Barriques on Park Street.

All interested friends of Olin-Turville - please join us in the back room at Barriques. Our informal bi-monthly FOOT meeting will convene to discuss recent events like the folk dancing series and our meeting with a representative of the Clean Lakes Alliance, as well as upcoming events like "Walk with a Doc" and a February full-moon ski event. Also updates on a request to the city for a bike rack and signage for the Turville Point conservancy.

Please join us and bring you issues, concerns and especially your interest and energy!

"Like" our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/FriendsofOlinTurvillePark. Check out our awesome website at http://www.olin-turville.org.

We meet the second Monday of even months. Everyone interested in improving and enhancing Olin Park is invited to attend and share ideas.

Tue, 2-Oct-2012
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Madison Folk Dance with Yid Vicious
Tuesday, October 2nd, 6-8 PM at the Olin Pavilion (Olin Park off John Nolen Dr.)

Dance to the traditions of Eastern Europe and other parts of the world. Madison Folk Dance w/ Yid Vicious ^Ö come to dance or just listen!

Fri, 21-Sep-2012
5:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
Lakeside Coffee House Neighborhood Meet & Greet
Neighborhood social at Lakeside Coffee House, 402 W. Lakeside, 5;30-8 p.m. Family friendly event, feel free (but not obliged) to bring an hors d'oeuvre or dessert to share. Coffee, beer and wine available for purchase at the coffee house.

First of what we hope will become a monthly event!

Mon, 10-Sep-2012
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • New location for the neighborhood sign currently at Fish Hatchery and Park
  • Lakeside Street traffic islands; possible plantings.
  • Increase advertising rates for Bulletin
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, Friends of Monona Bay, welcoming/recruitment, Friends of Olin-Turville, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Sat, 8-Sep-2012
2:00 pm (4:00 hrs)
Celebrate South Madison
Takes place at the Villager.
Sat, 25-Aug-2012
1:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Ice Cream Social
Enjoy FREE Chocolate Shoppe ice cream (vegan options will also be available) at Franklin School. Please bring a topping to share. Bowls and spoons will be provided or you can bring your own. Hope to see you there!

**Rain date is Sun Aug 26**

Mon, 13-Aug-2012
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting
The Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting is at the pavilion at Olin-Turville Park. Stay tuned for the agenda.

"Like" our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/FriendsofOlinTurvillePark. Check out our awesome website at http://www.olin-turville.org.

We meet the second Monday of even months. Everyone interested in improving and enhancing Olin Park is invited to attend and share ideas.

Wed, 8-Aug-2012
5:30 pm (1:00 hr)
FREE yoga in the Olin Park Pavilion
This session focuses on yoga to enhance physical pursuits, whatever they may be. Working with strength and stability balanced with freedom of movement.

Bring your mat if you have one, but mats & props are available.

Samantha Kellogg is trained in the Alignment Yoga method with an interest in cycling, running, stand-up paddling and integrating yoga into other sports. This class is open to all levels and experiences, focusing on yoga fundamentals, breathing, asana postures and bringing people together to practice in a beautiful location.

Cosponsored by the Friends of Olin-Turville (www.olin-turville.com), City of Madison Parks Department, and the Madison Police Department.

Sat, 4-Aug-2012
9:00 am (5:00 hrs)
4th Annual Wagon Drive
The 4th Annual Wagon Drive will be held Saturday, August 4th from 9 to 2, in front of Franklin School on West Lakeside St on Madison's south side. Rain date is Sunday. Neighborhood kids are collecting school supplies and food donations. They will also be hosting a free will donation bake sale and lemonade stand. The school supplies will be given to the Madison School District's Transition Education Program (TEP) and to kids in need that attend Lincoln, Randall, and Franklin schools. All the food collected will be given the St. Mark's Lutheran Church Food Pantry. Any money collected from the bake sale and lemonade stand will be used to purchase school supplies.
Wed, 1-Aug-2012
6:30 pm
Goodman Park Playground
Location: Goodman Maintenance Facility, 1402 Wingra Creek Pkwy

We will discuss the Madison Parks' proposal to replace the current play surface with a sand-colored, shredded, recycled rubber material. The rubber is considered a much safer surface for playgrounds. For safety benefits, see the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Handbook for Public Playground Safety (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/325.pdf). The product also meets the U.S. Access Board’s ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Play Areas (http://www.access-board.gov/play/guide/intro.htm).

Wed, 1-Aug-2012
5:30 pm (1:00 hr)
FREE yoga in the Olin Park Pavilion
This session focuses on learning to work in the back body to realign posture, free the spine, and open the heart.

Bring your mat if you have one, but mats & props are available.

Samantha Kellogg is trained in the Alignment Yoga method with an interest in cycling, running, stand-up paddling and integrating yoga into other sports. This class is open to all levels and experiences, focusing on yoga fundamentals, breathing, asana postures and bringing people together to practice in a beautiful location.

Cosponsored by the Friends of Olin-Turville (www.olin-turville.com), City of Madison Parks Department, and the Madison Police Department.

Wed, 18-Jul-2012
5:30 pm (1:00 hr)
FREE yoga in the Olin Park Pavilion
This session focuses on breath and movement. Working with the breath to calm the mind and facilitate yoga movement.

Bring your mat if you have one, but mats & props are available.

Samantha Kellogg is trained in the Alignment Yoga method with an interest in cycling, running, stand-up paddling and integrating yoga into other sports. This class is open to all levels and experiences, focusing on yoga fundamentals, breathing, asana postures and bringing people together to practice in a beautiful location.

Cosponsored by the Friends of Olin-Turville (www.olin-turville.com), City of Madison Parks Department, and the Madison Police Department.

Wed, 11-Jul-2012
5:30 pm (1:00 hr)
FREE yoga in the Olin Park Pavilion
This session focuses on fundamental alignment - what is yoga and how we have adapted basic postures in the west. Working with alignment for safe for a safer practice.

Bring your mat if you have one, but mats & props are available.

Samantha Kellogg is trained in the Alignment Yoga method with an interest in cycling, running, stand-up paddling and integrating yoga into other sports. This class is open to all levels and experiences, focusing on yoga fundamentals, breathing, asana postures and bringing people together to practice in a beautiful location.

Cosponsored by the Friends of Olin-Turville (www.olin-turville.com), City of Madison Parks Department, and the Madison Police Department.

Mon, 9-Jul-2012
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Emily Miota from the Sierra Club will talk about a new local project promoting clean energy while moving Beyond Coal here in Madison.
  • Choose Date for Ice Cream Social.
  • Update on Sign Funding.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, FOOT, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Wed, 4-Jul-2012
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Fourth of July Potluck

Remember last year's July 4 party? It was loads of fun! If you missed it, come this year. If you came, you know enough to come back.

Bring a dish to pass and your own tableware.

12-2 at the Goodman Park shelter near the playground.

Sun, 24-Jun-2012
3:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Bike-with-a-Cop Neighborhood Ride
On Sunday, June 24, meet at the Baha'i Center on Lakeside Street at 3 p.m. to join police officers from the South Madison Station for a neighborhood bike ride. In past years, Bay Creek has had the highest rate of participation among the several city neighborhoods where these rides take place.
Thu, 21-Jun-2012
7:30 pm
Handmade Films, Handmade Beers -- Clips of Faith
In its third fabulous year, Clips of Faith is a beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show by New Belgium Brewing that's coming to 18 cities coast-to-coast. In Madison, it takes place at Olin-Turville park.

We took our love for beer and fans and put them together in this one-of-a-New-Belgium-kind event. You'll get to try our most esoteric beer offerings - up to 16 varieties on tap! - and pair them with inspiring short films created by fans. The best part is that 100% of the proceeds from beer sales benefit a local non-profit who are working to improve your community (the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin).

Fans of our Lips of Faith beers know these unique brews are not always easy to find. There will also be your favorite New Belgium classics and you can try them in 3oz samples, or a 12oz pour. Served up by our local beneficiary volunteers, there's plenty of beer fun to be had with our other traveling tricks and contests. Plus, local vendors will be serving food. When the darkness engulfs us, the films start rolling and you get to cozy up on your blanket or chairs and enjoy the show.

Support your community by coming out and drinking beer!

Mon, 11-Jun-2012
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting
The Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting is at the pavilion at Olin-Turville Park. Stay tuned for the agenda.

"Like" our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/FriendsofOlinTurvillePark. Check out our awesome website at http://www.olin-turville.org.

We meet the second Monday of even months. Everyone interested in improving and enhancing Olin Park is invited to attend and share ideas.

Sat, 9-Jun-2012
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Wingra Creek Clean Up
Help the Friends of Lake Wingra and Strand Assoc. keep the creek clean for urban paddling. Bring a friend and your canoe or kayak (or work from the shoreline). Time and Place: 9:00 am - noon, meet at the pedestrian bridge on Plaenert Drive between Fish Hatchery Road and Park Street, Madison Contact:David Liebl, (608) 265-2360, liebl@edp.engr.wisc.edu
Sat, 2-Jun-2012
8:00 am (3:00 hrs)
2012 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Join us for a very special event that runs through the beautiful Bay Creek neighborhood. On Saturday, June 2nd, 2012, the 15th Annual Susan G. Komen South Central Wisconsin Race for the Cure will be held at the Alliant Energy Center. It is a special event that not only raises needed funds for local health services and national breast cancer research, but it is an important day to remember those we have lost to breast cancer and celebrate those who are living with it today. The Race has a 5K run, 5K walk, and 1.25 fun walk that travels right though the lovely Bay Creek neighborhood Please visit www.komensouthcentralwi.org to regisger, volunteer, or learn more.
Fri, 1-Jun-2012
Sale at VFW Friday and Saturday
VFW 133 W. Lakeside St.....Friday June 1  12-5pm...Saturday June 2   8-3pm Furniture, vintage/retro items, clothes, housewares and much more !!! Some proceeds going towards cancer research/aid....Karaoke Starts at 6pm June 1st...
Sat, 26-May-2012
10:00 am (1:00 hr)
Wood Walks: Kids Hike
Kids Hike: Inspire the Next Aldo Leopold – Madison Police Sergeant and park enthusiast Jim Dexheimer leads a walk designed to pique the interest of the little ones and inspire future conservationists.

Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) is pleased to invite the community to a series of spring concerts and guided “Woods Walks” in Olin and Turville Parks. Free and open to the public, these events will provide unique opportunities to experience these beautiful parks throughout May. The concerts will occur every week in May on Wednesday or Thursday evenings in the Olin Park Pavilion and feature some of Madison’s favorite performers. The Woods Walks will take place on Saturday mornings in the adjacent Turville Woods Conservation Park and each walk will focus on a different aspect of the Park’s ecosystem and history.

Thu, 24-May-2012
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Pedestrian crossings on Park St and Fish Hatchery Rd
In March, Alder Sue Ellingson held a neighborhood listening session with Traffic Engineering regarding pedestrian crossings both on Fish Hatchery Rd and on Park St.? Traffic Engineering will present some designs for these intersections.? I hope you can come to the meeting and let us know what you think.

Location: Madison Water Utility, 119 E Olin Ave

Wed, 23-May-2012
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Spring Concert Series: The Whisky Farm
The Whisky Farm - Unique all-American blend of folk, bluegrass, and rock.

Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) is pleased to invite the community to a series of spring concerts and guided “Woods Walks” in Olin and Turville Parks. Free and open to the public, these events will provide unique opportunities to experience these beautiful parks throughout May. The concerts will occur every week in May on Wednesday or Thursday evenings in the Olin Park Pavilion and feature some of Madison’s favorite performers. The Woods Walks will take place on Saturday mornings in the adjacent Turville Woods Conservation Park and each walk will focus on a different aspect of the Park’s ecosystem and history.

Sat, 19-May-2012
10:00 am (1:30 hrs)
Wood Walks: What Happened Here??
What Happened Here?? – Park historian Ron Shutvet leads a tour of Olin and Turville Parks focused on its rich and surprising history.

Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) is pleased to invite the community to a series of spring concerts and guided “Woods Walks” in Olin and Turville Parks. Free and open to the public, these events will provide unique opportunities to experience these beautiful parks throughout May. The concerts will occur every week in May on Wednesday or Thursday evenings in the Olin Park Pavilion and feature some of Madison’s favorite performers. The Woods Walks will take place on Saturday mornings in the adjacent Turville Woods Conservation Park and each walk will focus on a different aspect of the Park’s ecosystem and history.

Thu, 17-May-2012
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Spring Concert Series: Peter & Lou Berryman
Peter & Lou Berryman – Madison’s favorite family-friendly and sharp-witted folk duo.

Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) is pleased to invite the community to a series of spring concerts and guided “Woods Walks” in Olin and Turville Parks. Free and open to the public, these events will provide unique opportunities to experience these beautiful parks throughout May. The concerts will occur every week in May on Wednesday or Thursday evenings in the Olin Park Pavilion and feature some of Madison’s favorite performers. The Woods Walks will take place on Saturday mornings in the adjacent Turville Woods Conservation Park and each walk will focus on a different aspect of the Park’s ecosystem and history.

Mon, 14-May-2012
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Emily Miota from the Sierra Club will talk about a new local project promoting clean energy while moving Beyond Coal here in Madison.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, FOOT, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Sun, 13-May-2012
10:00 am (1:30 hrs)
Wood Walks: Feathers and Flowers
Feathers and Flowers – A unique guided walk focused on the park’s diverse birdlife and beautiful wildflowers.

Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) is pleased to invite the community to a series of spring concerts and guided “Woods Walks” in Olin and Turville Parks. Free and open to the public, these events will provide unique opportunities to experience these beautiful parks throughout May. The concerts will occur every week in May on Wednesday or Thursday evenings in the Olin Park Pavilion and feature some of Madison’s favorite performers. The Woods Walks will take place on Saturday mornings in the adjacent Turville Woods Conservation Park and each walk will focus on a different aspect of the Park’s ecosystem and history.

Note that this is rescheduled from Saturday.

Thu, 10-May-2012
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Spring Concert Series: Frankie Lee/Richard Wiegel Quartet
Frankie Lee/Richard Wiegel Quartet – Eclectic mix of high-energy blues and rock & roll.

Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) is pleased to invite the community to a series of spring concerts and guided “Woods Walks” in Olin and Turville Parks. Free and open to the public, these events will provide unique opportunities to experience these beautiful parks throughout May. The concerts will occur every week in May on Wednesday or Thursday evenings in the Olin Park Pavilion and feature some of Madison’s favorite performers. The Woods Walks will take place on Saturday mornings in the adjacent Turville Woods Conservation Park and each walk will focus on a different aspect of the Park’s ecosystem and history.

Sat, 5-May-2012
10:00 am (1:30 hrs)
Wood Walks: See the Trees
See the Trees – Local arborist Sean Gere leads a guided hike through Turville Woods to point out the park’s variety of tree species.

Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) is pleased to invite the community to a series of spring concerts and guided “Woods Walks” in Olin and Turville Parks. Free and open to the public, these events will provide unique opportunities to experience these beautiful parks throughout May. The concerts will occur every week in May on Wednesday or Thursday evenings in the Olin Park Pavilion and feature some of Madison’s favorite performers. The Woods Walks will take place on Saturday mornings in the adjacent Turville Woods Conservation Park and each walk will focus on a different aspect of the Park’s ecosystem and history.

Thu, 3-May-2012
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Spring Concert Series: Navan
Navan - Celtic language vocal group singing beautiful songs of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall, and the Isle of Man.

Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) is pleased to invite the community to a series of spring concerts and guided “Woods Walks” in Olin and Turville Parks. Free and open to the public, these events will provide unique opportunities to experience these beautiful parks throughout May. The concerts will occur every week in May on Wednesday or Thursday evenings in the Olin Park Pavilion and feature some of Madison’s favorite performers. The Woods Walks will take place on Saturday mornings in the adjacent Turville Woods Conservation Park and each walk will focus on a different aspect of the Park’s ecosystem and history.

Sun, 29-Apr-2012
3:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Plant Sale, NEW DATE/TIME SUN 3-6 PM
Quann Community Garden is hosting a veggie/herb plant sale on Sunday, April 29 from 3 to 6 pm. This is open to anyone in the neighborhood.

The plants were started using organic methods by Garden To Be. These folks grow produce for area restaurants, so they know what they're doing. Plants are healthy and hardened off, and ready to go in the ground.

Plants likely available: broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, collards, kale, leeks, lettuce, swiss chard, and thyme.

They will also be taking orders for warmer weather plants like peppers, tomatoes, basil, cucumbers, squash, and more.

Questions? Contact Scott and April at gardentobe@gmail.com.

Directions: Take Park Street to Beld to Bram; Quann Community Garden is just past the viaduct.

Sat, 21-Apr-2012
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Earth Day Monona Bay cleanup
Earth Day Monona Bay Clean-up. Come join us on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 - Noon. There will be three meeting sites: Brittingham Beach House (701 W. Brittingham Place), Brittingham Park Shelter and Bernie's Beach. Questions contact Nina Emerson 258-1788.
Sat, 21-Apr-2012
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Shurb Planting in Olin-Turville
Russ Hefty of the Madison Parks Department will lead volunteers in a shrub-planting effort in the Turville Conservancy Park. Meet at the Turville Parking lot at 9 AM. Shovels will be provided (or you can bring your own), and be sure to consider gloves, hat, and water! Event will last until noon.

Organized by Friends of Olin-Turville, http://www.olin-turville.org/ .

Fri, 20-Apr-2012
7:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Dancing for the Lakes!
"Old Time Square Dance for the Lakes" Community dance for all ages, April 20th, 7-10pm at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Admission is free, refreshments served. Dances will be taught, no partner necessary. Come and Enjoy! Questions, contact Kaitlin Rienzo-Stack: 263-0964
Tue, 17-Apr-2012
6:00 pm
Model of Bay Creek sign
Landscape architect Ken Saiki and neighborhood artist Aaron Laux will take comments at a neighborhood meeting regarding the new Bay Creek sign. This will be at the site on Olin Avenue across from the Goodman Pool. Aaron will have a mock-up of the sign that can be moved from point to point to find the best position for it. The sign itself and future plans (solar sculpture, some kind of edible landscaping, walking paths, possible community garden) are all topics open for discussion and comment. Hope to see you there. Pray for good weather.
Mon, 9-Apr-2012
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting
The Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting is at Barriques. Here's a few items that will be on the agenda:

1) Earth Day Weekend Lake Shore Shrub Planting - Russ Hefty from the Parks Division suggested organizing a shoreline shrub planting on the Saturday before Earth Day (April 21). Let's chat about who would be available to participate in this and how to proceed.

2) Olin Park May Concert Series - Following up on Jim Dexhiemer's suggestions from the last meeting, Jim and I met with Laura Whitmore, Anne Whisner, and Russ Hefty from the Parks Division a few weeks ago to talk about organizing a concert line-up in May. Jim has identified several performers interested in playing at the park and we are planning to have Thursday evening free concerts throughout May. These would be dovetailed with Saturday morning conservation activities during the same weeks. We can talk more about the details and about how to move forward at the meeting.

3) Scottish Dancers - Tom DeChant is connected with a Scottish Dance group to organize rehersals in the Park and Tom submitted a proposal to the Parks Division to request free use of the pavilion for this. We can get an update at the meeting.

4) Any updates on long term plans for the Park and area - In previous meetings we've talked about various plans and initiatives for physical changes to the park including the Nolan Centennial Project, plans to reroute the bike trail, plans for the County ground across the street, and others. I haven't heard much about any of these in a while. If there are any updates on any of these, we can discuss them at the meeting.

5) Overall Organizational Strategy for FOOT - This has been on our agenda for a while and never fully addressed. I'd like to have a conversation about FOOT and whether we should establish some type of formal membership structure, dues, meeting minutes, by-laws, etc.

By now, you should all be aware that we have a new awesome website. If you haven't given it a look, check it out. http://www.olin-turville.org.

"Like" our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Friends-of-Olin-Turville-FOOT/204802212893595.

We meet the second Monday of even months. Everyone interested in improving and enhancing Olin Park is invited to attend and share ideas.

Sat, 24-Mar-2012
11:30 am (2:00 hrs)
Quann Garden Plot Registration
It's time to register for your Quann Community Garden plot! All returning and new gardeners need to register. Registration will be on March 24, 2012, from 11:30 to 1:30 at the Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld St. You can download a form in advance and see the fee schedule on the Quann website. Follow this link, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click the blue arrows to download the forms:

https://sites.google.com/site/quanngardens/registration

Mon, 12-Mar-2012
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Neighborhood sign/gateway project (across from the pool): Ken Saiki, a landscape architect, will gather our input on this project. With this, and taking into consideration previous plans, he will come up with 2-3 designs and schedule a followup meeting in April. Come early to brainstorm... this will be first on the agenda.
  • Wingra Creek Plan. What can we do to improve it?
  • All of the candidates for school board were invited to briefly address residents.
  • Lake Monona Lake Walk report.
  • All Bay Creek positions -- officers, area reps, committee chairs -- are up for election. Come out and vote, learn what the various committees do, what their upcoming plans are, and how you can participate.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, FOOT, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Sat, 10-Mar-2012
9:30 am
Community Garden space in Brittingham Park?
A community garden has been proposed for Brittingham Park near the intersection of W Main St and S Brittingham Pl.

We will meet in the park to look at the proposed layout for the garden and talk about the pros and cons of a garden there.

At the moment, the Parks Dept opposes the garden at this location and some neighbors support it. I very much want to hear from you. If you can't attend, please email Alder Sue Ellingson district13@cityofmadison.com or call 259-1824 with your thoughts.

Fri, 9-Mar-2012
6:00 pm (1:45 hrs)
Meet and Greet with School Board Candidate Michael Flores
Michael Flores is running for Seat 2 on the Madison School Board. He wants to meet with as many voters as possible during the campaign to hear their thoughts and concerns. We will be having an informal coffee at Lakeside Street Coffee House on Fri March 9 from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. to give people a chance to meet Michael. In an effort to keep campaign expenses down, we are asking everyone who attends to buy their own refreshments.
Thu, 8-Mar-2012
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Beach Exclosure w/ Filtration at Bernie's Beach
City Engineering is having a neighborhood meeting to discuss moving the beach filtration system that was at Brittingham to Bernie's Beach in 2012. It was a great success at Brittingham and the water quality was significantly improved. For further information contact John Reimer, City Engineering (JReimer@cityofmadison.com]

Location: Lakeside Street Coffee House (402 W. Lakeside Street)

Mon, 5-Mar-2012
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Pedestrian crossings on Park St and Fish Hatchery Rd
Madison has made improvements for crossing Park and Fish Hatchery on foot or bike—by adding a signal at Erin St, for example. Changes are also planned for Midland & Fish Hatchery.

Alder Sue Ellingson will hold a neighborhood meeting, along with Traffic Engineering, to hear from you: Where do you cross Park and Fish Hatchery? What are the issues? Do you have ideas for solutions?

Location: Madison Water Utility, 119 E Olin Ave

Mon, 27-Feb-2012
6:00 pm
Wingra Creek Parkway Project Phase 3
The City of Madison is planning a restoration project along Wingra Creek, along Quann and Goodman Parks, west of Olin Avenue. This is the third phase of implementation of the Wingra Creek Master Plan. At the meeting, city staff will discuss preliminary plans for this project, answer questions, and look for comments from neighbors.

Location: Goodman South Madison Branch Public Library 2222 S. Park Street, Madison

Please feel free contact City Engineering if you have questions or comments but cannot attend the meeting: Lisa Coleman - (608) 266-4093 - lcoleman@cityofmadison.com

Wed, 15-Feb-2012
6:30 pm
Dunkin' Donuts Demo
Please join us for a demonstration of the speaker system for the proposed Dunkin' Donuts at 801 S Park St. (behind the old Madison Typewriter building).

Bundle up and bring a flashlight! It'll be dark and probably cold.

Mon, 13-Feb-2012
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting
The Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting is at Barriques. Here's a few items that will be on the agenda:

1) Update led by Jim Dexheimer to review the success we have had in controlling inappropriate behavior in the park and what FOOT can do to assure that we do not lose ground. As we start the new year and with changes afoot at MPD, Jim and I thought this meeting would be a good opportunity to take a step back and really think about what has been accomplished and how to keep building momentum. I'd like for this conversation to then lead to a "work plan" and organizational strategy for FOOT in 2012.

2) Update from Tom and Ron on the website. For those who missed the last meeting, the website is coming along nicely and we should chat about the process for rolling it out to the public and how to maintain it.

3) Events in 2012. Let's talk about whether we try to reschedule the cross country ski event for late March or whether we plan some other spring activity. We can also chat about "Bird Day", FOOT participation in the Clean Lakes festival, and other possible events for 2012.

"Like" our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Friends-of-Olin-Turville-FOOT/204802212893595.

We meet the second Monday of even months. Everyone interested in improving and enhancing Olin Park is invited to attend and share ideas.

Mon, 9-Jan-2012
5:30 pm (2:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Annual BCNA potluck at 5:30, followed by the meeting at 6:30. Bring a dish to pass, and your own plates and utensils.
  • On display will be a 1901 map of the Lake Monona area. Ron Shutvet will bring historical maps, pictures, and data about the history of Olin Turville Park and the John Nolen Drive corridor.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Mon, 12-Dec-2011
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting
The Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting is at TBD. Here's a few items that will be on the agenda:

  • Website development update.
  • Planning ski event.
  • Debrief from intersection meeting.

"Like" our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Friends-of-Olin-Turville-FOOT/204802212893595.

We meet the second Monday of even months. Everyone interested in improving and enhancing Olin Park is invited to attend and share ideas.

Sat, 10-Dec-2011
5:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Steak Night and Karoke at the VFW
Come join the fun. Steak night 5-8pm. Tenderloin or T-Bone, salad, potato and Bev...Karoke Starts at 6:30...Proceeds going to Toys for Tots and Second Harvest Food Bank. See you there !! VFW E Lakeside Street.
Fri, 9-Dec-2011
3:00 pm (All day)
December Boho 605 Show!
Tami Beirne, owner of The Bohemian Bauble, will be opening her home on this weekend to feature the sale of her jewelry and the merch of nine other local artists! Join Tami on Friday, Dec. 9th from 3-7PM and check out all her new creations. Stop back on Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 10th and 11th) from 10-4 to check out all the other great items that will be there from local artists! Bring a pal and get merry! 605 W Lakeside St.
Sat, 3-Dec-2011
9:00 am (6:00 hrs)
Holiday Vendor Show
Tupperware, Mary Kay, Avon, Bauble Jewelry by Tami, Miche Bags, Pampered Chef, and many others. Join us for a day of stress free shopping. Refreshments served. Last minute Holiday gifts...Parking available. VFW E Lakeside Street. Bring your friends, fun for all....Percentage of Profits will go to St. Vincent de Paul food pantry... 9am-3pm Stop by for a treat and hot beverage.
Sat, 19-Nov-2011
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
"Seed Toss" in Olin-Turville Park
Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) is hosting a good-ole-fashioned "Seed Toss" in the Turville Woods on Saturday, November 19 from 10am to noon (come anytime).

You might be asking yourself, "What's a Seed Toss???". Well..., as part of the ongoing effort to restore the prairie and enhance the ecological diversity and integrity of the park, one thing we can do is spread prairie seeds that will sprout and grow come spring.

Several FOOT volunteers have collected some seeds for the event. Plus, if we can get 10 people to commit to coming, the City has agreed to provide a whole bunch of seeds (apparently, they put them in moist saw dust to spread them and once they get wet they need to be spread or they become worthless so the City wants to be sure we have enough helpers that they don't go to waste)

So, if you're interested and can commit to helping out with this (even if just for 30 minutes), please send an email to Dan Kennelly kennelly.dan@gmail.com and he'll keep a head count. Let's meet at the lower parking lot by the Olin Avenue entrance. This might be something kids would enjoy and we'll have some treats for all participants. If you have one handy, please bring a five-gallon bucket to the event. Gloves would probably be smart too.

Sat, 19-Nov-2011
8:00 am (7:00 hrs)
Rummage and Bake Sale
Where: St. Mark's Lutheran Church, corner of Spruce and Hickory streets

What: Clothing, Books, Videos & DVDs, Toys, Blankets, Housewares, Furniture!

Mon, 14-Nov-2011
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • A presentation on Wisconsin's new voter ID law will be given by Madison's city clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl.
  • Possible discussion about tire shreds in our parks.
  • Information about the Recall Walker effort will be presented by Nick Niles.
  • Friends of Monona Bay will give an update on Brittingham Beach and Bernie's Beach and get feedback on a proposal.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, FOOT, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Thu, 3-Nov-2011
5:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Olin Park Hayrides (for groups)
Enjoy a crisp fall evening with a hayride in Madison Parks. Madison Parks is offering hayrides in Elver and Olin Parks and Cherokee Marsh this October and November. Perfect for scout troops, church groups, or family outings - Madison Parks hayrides will treat your group to a tour of a beautiful park and enjoy friendly campfire with 'smores.

Each hayride trip is one hour: 30 minute ride, 30 minute campfire and 'smores. The wagon, pulled by a tractor, will take your group on a scenic tour of the park. Please note that participants will need to enter/exit the wagon using a step ladder.

REGISTRATION: Call Madison Parks Office at (608) 266-4711

COST: $85.00 + tax per group (1-24 people). One hour Hayride Trip includes 30 minute wagon ride, 30 minute campfire. Advance registration required.

Also at 6:15 and also November 4. Also November 5 and 6 at 4:00 and 5:15.

Mon, 24-Oct-2011
6:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Olin Park Hayrides (for groups)
Enjoy a crisp fall evening with a hayride in Madison Parks. Madison Parks is offering hayrides in Elver and Olin Parks and Cherokee Marsh this October and November. Perfect for scout troops, church groups, or family outings - Madison Parks hayrides will treat your group to a tour of a beautiful park and enjoy friendly campfire with 'smores.

Each hayride trip is one hour: 30 minute ride, 30 minute campfire and 'smores. The wagon, pulled by a tractor, will take your group on a scenic tour of the park. Please note that participants will need to enter/exit the wagon using a step ladder.

REGISTRATION: Call Madison Parks Office at (608) 266-4711

COST: $85.00 + tax per group (1-24 people). One hour Hayride Trip includes 30 minute wagon ride, 30 minute campfire. Advance registration required.

Also at 7:15, and also October 25 and 26.

Sun, 23-Oct-2011
1:00 pm (4:00 hrs)
Monona Bay NA block party
Monona Bay NA is having a block party on Sun, 10/23, on Rodney Court. It's an informal gathering & will be BYO food & beverage. We'll have a grill going & should have coolers available for drinks. It's to celebrate the completion of the roadwork on the north side of the Bay.
Sat, 22-Oct-2011
9:00 am (4:00 hrs)
West Fest & Regent Resale - West High School
WestFest/Regent Resale will be Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West High. WestFest is a festival of more than 40 school and parent vendors selling handmade and namebrand items. Regent Resale is the best rummage sale in town, with sports equipment, furniture, great housewares, books and albums, collectibles and gently used West gear.

West families and staff can drop off donations outside the West High cafeteria (under the overhang) before and after school Monday-Friday, Oct. 17-21.

Join us on Saturday Oct 22!! Contact Beth Swedeen at ineedmycoffee2@aol.com if you have questions or want to help out.

Mon, 17-Oct-2011
5:15 pm (1:30 hrs)
100 Years of Apprenticeship in Wisconsin
OPEN TO ALL! Would you believe 100 years of labor management cooperation in Wisconsin? The Story of Apprenticeship training in Wisconsin

Come to the workshop offered by David Nack of the School for Workers and a panel of union experts on apprenticeship training in construction. View the video on 100 years of apprenticeship training in Wisconsin. Then join the discussion.

October 17, Monday, 5:15 - 6:45 p.m., Labor Temple, 1602 S Park St, Rm 201-A

A light supper will be provided. There is no fee to attend.

Sponsored by the South Central Federation of Labor (SCFL)

Mon, 10-Oct-2011
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting
The Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting is at the Olin Park shelter. Here's a few items that will be on the agenda:

1. Re-cap of Clean Lakes Festival and Ron's historic photo display

2. Discussion of possibly doing a Fall/Winter event in the park

3. Any updates on following up with the City regarding long-term planning initiatives discussed at past meetings (NCP, redesign of the Lakeside intersection, bike path ideas, etc.)

4. Strategies and ideas to recruit more involvement in FOOT, engage more people, and stay organized and motivated.

"Like" our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Friends-of-Olin-Turville-FOOT/204802212893595.

We meet the second Monday of even months. Everyone interested in improving and enhancing Olin Park is invited to attend and share ideas.

Sat, 8-Oct-2011
11:00 am (8:00 hrs)
Chili-Palooza
St. Marks Lutheran Church is hosting a day of Chili! All different kinds. Come for lunch, come for dinner, come for snack. Event starts at 11 am and ends at 7:00 pm. FREE WILL OFFERING. Benefits the food ministries of St. Marks.

There will be beer and brat chili, kid chili, vegetarian chili, white chicken chili, Chilean chili, prime rib chili, spicy black bean chili, coward chili and more!

Thu, 22-Sep-2011
4:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Celebrate South Madison Festival
Free entertainment for the whole family at the Villager, 2300 S. Park St.

South Madison Farmers Market
Music and dance
Kid's activities
Food
Arts and crafts

Mon, 12-Sep-2011
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • The developers of the Clark gas station will present changes since their initial proposal at our 7/25 neighborhood meeting.
  • A revised design of the new Wingra Clinic will be presented.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, FOOT, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Sat, 27-Aug-2011
1:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Ice Cream Social
The Bay Creek Neighborhood Association's Annual Ice Cream Social will be held on Saturday with a rain date of Sunday. Join us at Franklin School for Chocolate Shoppe ice cream (including vegan). Please bring a topping to share. You may also bring your own bowl and spoon. Hope to see you there!
Thu, 25-Aug-2011
6:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Bike-with-a-Cop Neighborhood Ride
The officers of the South District Community Policing Team will be riding with neighbors from the Bay Creek neighborhood. Residents and officers get a chance to meet and ride together in a relaxed forum. Citizen riders will give the police a "tour" of the neighborhood with opportunities to highlight neighborhood concerns. Our pace is determined by the slowest among us and the route is chosen by the group as a whole.

"Bike with a Cop" rides are designed to promote community building and idea sharing between neighbors and officers. All ages are welcome. Children should be accompanied by an adult, and all riders should wear a bike helmet.

Ride begins and ends at Washington Hotel Coffee Room, 402 W Lakeside St.

We did this last year, too, and they reported we had the largest turnout of any neighborhood.

Hope to see you Thursday!

Mon, 8-Aug-2011
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting
The Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting is at the Olin Park shelter. Here's a few items that will be on the agenda:

1. *Insights/Advice from Friends of Hoyt Park* - The chair of Friends of Hoyt Park tentatively agreed to stop by the meeting if she's free to provide some advice on how to be organized and effective based on their experience and successes at Hoyt.

2. *Follow up to Letter to the City *- After our last meeting, we submitted a letter to the City Parks Commission to open a dialogue about working together on any future physical changes to the park, including current plans to install gates on the frontage road (I'm attaching a copy of the letter to this email). The Parks Commission chair and some Parks Division staff indicated that they might be able to attend next week's meeting to follow up on this.

3. *Nolan Centennial Project* - Our last two FOOT meetings included some lively discussions of the Nolan Centennial project. Back in April, Jim Winkle led a great discussion about the project and posted a matrix summarizing the results on the Bay Creek Website: http://baycreekmadison.org/foot.html. On Monday, rather than continuing to just talk about what we like or don't like about the ideas, let's discuss next steps FOOT might take as part of this.

4. *Clean Lakes Festival Participation* - The Clean Lakes Festival is coming up on Aug. 27. Andria, Ron, and I have had some initial discussion with the Clean Lakes Alliance about FOOT participating in this event by leading nature walks or setting up a booth to share a history of the Park or other information. As he shared via email a few weeks ago, Ron has followed up with some extensive research and has collected a series of historic images of the park which could be included.

5. *Fall Event Ideas* - We had a great event back in February with the "Candlelight Ski", then we had another great spring event for International Migratory Bird Day. Let's talk about possible ideas for an autumn event at the park (Russ Hefty has some ideas for this).

"Like" our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Friends-of-Olin-Turville-FOOT/204802212893595.

We meet the second Monday of even months. Everyone interested in improving and enhancing Olin Park is invite to attend and share ideas.

Sat, 6-Aug-2011
9:00 am (5:00 hrs)
3rd Annual Wagon Drive
Once again Bay Creek Neighborhood kids will be collecting food and school supplies for kids that attend Lincoln, Randall, and Franklin and for families that utilize the St. Marks Lutheran Church Food Pantry at 605 Spruce St.

Wagons will be lined up in front of Franklin School on Lakeside St from 9 to 2, on Saturday, August 6th. Rain date is Sunday. Please consider dropping off non-perishable food, and new and gently used school supplies. New this year, we will take pet food too.

There also will be a lemonade stand and free will offering bake sale. All money earned will be used to purchase more school supplies.

If you know a family in need, please direct them to the St. Marks Food Pantry after August 6th. No supplies will be handed out at this years event.

For more information and a detailed list of needs school supplies, please email wagondrive@charter.net

Mon, 25-Jul-2011
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Clark gas station
The owners of the Clark gas station at Park Street and Olin Avenue got a grant from the DNR to replace the fuel tanks. They are also proposing a complete renovation, including a new building with a convenience store and takeout restaurant. The store will not sell alcohol.

Meeting location is the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street.

Sun, 17-Jul-2011
4:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Reverend Larry Jackson's Housing Project
Rev. Larry Jackson has purchased the building at 702 W Wingra Dr. It was a veterinary clinic. He has already made many improvements to the property. He would like to get a conditional use permit to put a boarding house in the first floor. Tenants would rent a bedroom and share a common area.

This meeting will be held at the property, 702 W Wingra Dr.

Mon, 11-Jul-2011
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Police chief Noble Wray.
  • Update about Housing Project, Reverend Larry Jackson.
  • Upcoming meeting for demolition permit for Clark gas station at 1129 S Park to build a mini-mart.
  • Increased noise in recent years from Willow Island/Olin Park events.
  • Budget Update on Neighborhood Sign.
  • Vote on the Bay Creek Neighborhood resolution in opposition to the policies of Scott Walker (posted on www.baycreekmadison.org).
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, FOOT, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Mon, 4-Jul-2011
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Fourth of July Potluck

Remember last year's July 4 party? It was loads of fun! If you missed it, come this year. If you came, you know enough to come back.

Bring a dish to pass and your own tableware. You may bring a dessert to donate for the BCNA dessert sale.

12-2 at the Goodman Park shelter near the playground.

Wed, 22-Jun-2011
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
New welcome sign preview
Neighborhood artist Aaron Laux has designed a wood and metal sculpture which we are thinking of using as a replacement for the existing welcome signs. This meeting is at the proposed site which is the open area bordered by Olin, Lake Ct and Van Deusen so people can see a model of the sculpture and provide comments and suggestions. Rain date is Thursday, same time.
Sat, 18-Jun-2011
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Take a Stake in the Lakes cleanup and picnic
Friends of Monona Bay joins Take a Stake in the Lakes Saturday, June 18, 9:00. Cleanup from 9-12, with picnic following at the Brittingham Park Shelter. Clean-up sites at: Brittingham Beach House, Brittingham Park Shelter, and Bernies Beach. Come and enjoy the picnic (donations from local resaturants) even if you can't help clean-up. Any and all are welcome and encouraged to come!!
Thu, 16-Jun-2011
6:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
Foraging in Olin-Turville Park
Led by Arborist and permaculture lover, Sean Gere.

We will be hiking and learning about our food in the wild. Bring snippers, gloves, a shoulder bag, etc. for any of your foraging needs. Bug spray is probably a must now!! Dress appropriately for being on the trails.

If there is heavy storming or severe rain and wind we will reschedule. Light rain? Dress appropriately and we’ll do this anyway. We will meet initially at the barn! Try to be prompt. We will do announcements and introductions and then be on our way.

Looking forward to seeing new and old Permaculture enthusiasts. Everyone welcome! Questions? Call Kate at 608-213-2230.

Sponsored by the Madison Permaculture Guild.

Mon, 13-Jun-2011
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting
The next meeting of Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) is at the Olin Park shelter. Here's a few items that will be on the agenda:

*1) Permanent Closure of the Frontage Road* - As you are probably know, over about the last year, the MPD, the Parks Division, and the neighbors implemented a multi-pronged strategy to control illegal behavior in the park which has had a really positive impact. A key part of the strategy has been barricading the frontage road to prevent cruising between the two parking lots. However, the barricade is not a permanent solution and, frankly, it's sort of ugly. So, one thing we'd like to discuss on Monday is submitting an "official" letter or resolution from FOOT to the City requesting the permanent closure of the road. This could be done a number of ways including removing the road and replacing it with a trail. I'll bring a draft of a resolution or letter to the meeting.

*2) Nolen Centennial Project* - At the last FOOT meeting, Jim Winkle guided a lively discussion of the ideas being discussed for the Park as part of the Nolen Centennial project. On Monday, we'll revisit what was discussed and FOOT's interests in the project.

*3) Summer/Fall Event?* - Back in February, FOOT hosted a great candlelight ski event that had about 200 participants. In May, we had a smaller but nice event to celebrate Migratory Bird Day. If anyone has thoughts for another event we could do in the summer or fall, bring your ideas on Monday.

Feel free to suggest other topics that should be discussed. Again, the meeting is at* 6:30pm on Monday at the Olin Park Shelter* (not at the Library or Urban League). Right now, FOOT has no formal membership or dues or anything like that. Anyone who's interested is welcome and encouraged to attend.

We meet the second Monday of even months. Everyone interested in improving and enhancing Olin Park is invite to attend and share ideas.

Fri, 10-Jun-2011
7:30 pm
Handmade Films, Handmade Beers -- Clips of Faith
Come out for this handmade beer and film festival sponsored by New Belgium and benefiting the Bike Federation of Wisconsin. Join us at Olin Park in Madison for the merriment! Volunteers are particularly needed to help with the event tear down from 8:00pm to 11:30pm.

Films begin at dusk.

Sun, 5-Jun-2011
10:00 am (5:00 hrs)
Ride the Drive
Streets closed off at 8:30 am.
Sat, 4-Jun-2011
2:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Woodland Montessori School's 40th birthday party
Woodland is turning 40 years old!!! We would like to invite the Bay Creek Neighborhood to our birthday party on Saturday June 4th from 2:00 - 5:00. Come on down to Colby street and have some birthday cake, enjoy the Truly Remarkable Loon as he juggles for children and adults, and join in the drumming and dancing with WADOMA. There will be activities for children and adults at this 40th celebration. Free to the public. See you there!
Sat, 14-May-2011
10:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
"Bird Day" Celebration and Invasives Removal at Olin-Turville

10 AM - NOON: "BIRD DAY" CELEBRATION

Celebrate "International Migratory Bird Day" at Olin Park & Turville Point Conservation Park. Learn about the park's ecology and birds with fun activities for kids and adults.

Play the "Great Migration Game" and the "Bird-Spotting Challenge Game", take a guided nature walk, talk with experts about birding, and more.

Questions? Email: Friends.of.olin.turville@gmail.com

Hosted by: Friends of Olin-Turville, Madison Audobun Society, and the Madison Parks Department.


NOON - 3 PM: INVASIVES REMOVAL

Garlic Mustard can displace most native herbaceous species within ten years. It is a major threat to the survival of the beautiful woodland flora in Olin-Turville park.

Also removal of other invasives and trash. Tammy Bieberstein (the Weed Warrier) will bring treats to share; others are welcome to to do the same, if they wish. Everyone should bring their own beverages; nothing in glass containers, please.

Questions? Phone Tammy at 257-1329.

Hosted by: Friends of Olin-Turville, Madison Area Weed Warriers.

Mon, 9-May-2011
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Larry Taff (local builder) will be on hand to talk about rebuilding the house at 634 W. Lakeside. See http://legistar.cityofmadison.com/detailreport/matter.aspx?key=24474 for some info.
  • The proposed charter school "Prep Academy for Young Men" is seeking to get the word out about the opening of the school in Fall of 2012 and the criteria and process for applying to the school. Karin Clark will be presenting.
  • OK to give waiver of 30 day notice for St. Mary's parking lot conditional use extension?
  • Friends of Olin-Turville will have a summary from the Nolen Centenial meeting and announce events.
  • Community gateway grant.
  • A resolution by Bay Creek Neighborhood Association (BCNA) to the effect that: BCNA objects to Gov. Walker's policies and methods.
  • Bernie's Beach & Brittingham Beach deflectors.
  • Reminder about the July 4th potluck picnic.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Wed, 4-May-2011
6:00 pm
Wingra Clinic move to Bancroft Dairy
From alder Sue Ellingson:

I'd like your input on a proposal for the Wingra Clinic, currently at 701 Dane St, to move to part of the site of the former Bancroft Dairy. The dairy site is at the intersection of S Park St and Fish Hatchery Rd.

I hope you'll come to the meeting. If you can't make it, please email me at District13@CityofMadison.com or call with comments.

Location: Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S Park St, 2nd floor

Wed, 27-Apr-2011
6:30 pm
Tour Turville Point Park
Tour Turville Point Park, sponsored by Madison Parks. Explore this beautiful downtown park and its spring ephemerals Madison Parks is hosting free monthly tours of Madison Conservation Parks. The tours are led by a Madison Parks staff member and co-sponsored by the Madison Audubon Society. Each tour will focus on unique natural features of that park. Madison Parks has 14 conservation parks comprising over 1600 acres. Each conservation park focuses on the restoration of native plant and animal communities while providing educational areas and opportunities for all. For more information on Madison's Wild Side - visit: http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/parks/conservation/
Wed, 20-Apr-2011
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Goose Management
The City of Madison Parks Division is hosting a final public informational/listening sessions concerning Goose Management in public parks. Staff is gathering information in order to put forth a Goose Management Plan for the Madison Parks Commission's consideration in May 2011. The plan will report the public input gathered at this and the previous meetings held in the fall of 2010, various research findings, as well as a number of options and techniques for controlling Goose populations.

Location: Goodman Maintenance Facility, 1402 Wingra Creek Pkwy

Sun, 17-Apr-2011
2:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Plant Sale
Quann Community Garden is hosting a veggie/herb plant sale on Sunday, April 17, from 2 to 5 pm. This is open to anyone in the neighborhood.

The plants were started using organic methods by Garden To Be. These folks grow produce for area restaurants, so they know what they're doing. Plants are healthy and hardened off, and ready to go in the ground.

Plants available: broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, collards, pac choi, tatsoi, kale, mustards, leeks, lettuce, onions, swiss chard, italian parsley, sage, and thyme.

They will also be taking orders for warmer weather plants like peppers, tomatoes, basil, cucumbers, squash, and more.

Questions? Contact Scott and April at gardentobe@tds.net.

Directions: Take Park Street to Beld to Bram; Quann Community Garden is just past the viaduct.

Mon, 11-Apr-2011
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting
Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) will be meeting at the Urban League building (adjacent to the new Library at the Villager Mall on Park Street). We're in the Evjue room.

1) Discussion of the John Nolan Drive re-visioning as it relates to the Park
2) Follow-up on ideas discussed at the December meeting (Nature Center, Interactive Map, frontage road redesign)
3) Brainstorming ideas and planning a spring/summer event

Everyone interested in improving and enhancing Olin Park is invite to attend and share ideas.

Wed, 6-Apr-2011
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Friends of Monona Bay monthly meeting
Friends of Monona Bay (FOMB)meets the first Wed of every month at 124 S. Brooks St., across from Meriter Hospital. FOMB is a group of folks interested in water quality, aesthetics and recreational use of Monona Bay and the environment of its surrounding watershed. The meetings are open to anyone, please join us!
Tue, 5-Apr-2011
7:00 am (All day)
Union Cab is offering free rides to the polls on Election Day
Union Cab is offering free rides to and from the polls on Election Day (Tuesday April 5). Polls are open 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Please call 242-2000 for more info.
Tue, 29-Mar-2011
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Discuss the Bancroft Dairy site
Discuss the Bancroft Dairy site with Tom Dunbar from the Center for Resiliant cities. What would *we* like to see there?

This takes place at the South Madison Public Library.

Wed, 23-Mar-2011
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Clear Care: Mindfulness and the Way Beyond Suffering
You are invited to attend a public talk with Flint Sparks, PhD. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St., (corner of Hickory and Spruce).

Flint Sparks, PhD is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years experience in the practice of psychotherapy. He has post-doctoral certificates in Hakomi psychotherapy and group therapy. In addition is a trainer with the Center of Self Leadership in the Internal Family Systems Model. He is also an ordained Zen Buddhist priest currently serving the Appamada community of Austin, Tx. He has been coming to Madison for the last 6 years to give a spring retreat/workshop.

Cost: Dana (a financial gift given from your generous heart for the teachings). St. Mark's asks that you bring a canned good for their food pantry.

For more information contact: Suzanne Kilkus, PhD heartspace@charter.net

Sat, 19-Mar-2011
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
John Nolen Revisioning
This is a presentation and public comment session for the John Nolen Drive revisioning project at the Dane County Expo Center (Alliant Energy Center).

See http://www.nolencentennialproject.com/ for more info about the project.

Tue, 15-Mar-2011
5:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Fish Hatchery Rd highway project
The rehabilitation of CTH D (Fish Hatchery Road) from the intersection with Emil Street, north to the intersection with Wingra Drive will be discussed at a public informational meeting scheduled by Dane County.

The meeting will be held at the Town of Madison Municipal Building located at 2120 Fish Hatchery Road, Madison, Wisconsin.

Mon, 14-Mar-2011
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Tim Metcalfe will present information about preliminary ideas for a John Nolen Drive master plan. http://tinyurl.com/4zunq38
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Mon, 7-Mar-2011
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Mayoral Debate
Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and former mayor Paul Soglin will participate in a debate with questions asked by the public. The event is sponsored by the Vilas, Greenbush, Dudgeon Monroe and Bay Creek Neighborhood Associations. The debate will be at the Meriter Hospital's Bolz Auditorium which is located at 124 S. Brooks Street. All are welcome but the Auditorium is limited to 200 people. The event will be videotaped and later posted on YouTube
Mon, 14-Feb-2011
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting - CANCELLED
The Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) meeting originally scheduled for Monday has been cancelled, but we'll meet again in April.
Sat, 12-Feb-2011
6:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Olin Park Candelight Ski, Community Bonfire, and Hot Chocolate
Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) is hosting a candlelight ski and community bonfire on Saturday, February 12 from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary hot chocolate will be served.

Come ski one of Madison's most scenic trails by candlelight. Or, just come to enjoy the outdoors with hot chocolate around a bonfire. Help reduce waste by bringing your favorite mug. Come anytime between 6pm and 9pm.

Friends of Olin Turville (FOOT) is organizing this event in partnership with the Madison Nordic Ski Club (Madnorski) and the Madison Parks Department.

Thu, 10-Feb-2011
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
City Council Candidates' Forum
The Bay Creek Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a candidates' forum for the city council seat in our district.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the candidates: Micah Berken, Sue Ellingson, Michael Lester and Thomas (TJ) Mertz.

The forum is at the Madison Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. Bring questions! We also plan to make a video of the forum and post links to it on the Bay Creek website.

The primary election is February 15th.

Thu, 27-Jan-2011
5:00 pm (2:30 hrs)
Celebrate South Madison
South Metropolitan Planning Council and Park Street Partners invite you to the 3rd Celebrate South Madison event on Thursday, January 27, 2011, from 5:00 pm-7:30 pm (Snow date is February 1. ) in the Urban League building at 2222 S. Park Street. (See schedule below with more details to follow closer to the event.)

Celebrate South Madison is a festival with a purpose. We want to promote South Madison, provide an opportunity for neighbors to gather, celebrate our community, and really just have a great time. Everyone is invited to celebrate the great resources^?people, organizations, businesses^?in our South Madison community that is the geographical heart of our Southside,^? said Sheri Carter, who is Chair of South Metropolitan Planning Council (SMPC) and President of the Arbor Hills Neighborhood Association.

Celebrate South Madison will have a delicious free community dinner, fun kids^? activities, engaging stories about South Madison^?past and present, foot stomping local entertainment, and interesting video-clips produced by UW-Madison students of South Madison businesses and neighbors.

Contact Jodi at 260-8098 or smpcvc@terracom.net with questions or if you would like to volunteer. Also, if you can, please RSVP for the dinner. More details will follow closer to the event.

*SCHEDULE OF EVENT: THURSDAY, JANUARY 27*

5:00-5:30 Local Entertainment **

5:30-6:00 Free Community Dinner

6:00-7:30 Program and Entertainment**

(Kids^? Activities by Children^?s Theater of Madison 6:00-7:00)

** Currently, we will be entertained by dancers from Mary's School of Dance (1825 S. Park Street) and musicians from Music Makers-Centro. The other local entertainment will be announced soon!

Mon, 10-Jan-2011
5:30 pm (2:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Annual BCNA potluck at 5:30, followed by the meeting at 6:30. Bring a dish to pass, and your own plates and utensils.
  • New neighborhood sign model will be displayed.
  • Is there interest in planning 1 or 2 candidate forums for 13th district alder? Perhaps as a podcast?
  • Nominations for BCNA officers.
  • John Nolen Drive revisioning proposal and task force.
  • Fair Community resolution (Katie Belanger from Fair Wisconsin will attend).
  • New PARC program in Dane County Budget.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Tue, 16-Nov-2010
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Goose Management Public Informational/Listening Session
The City of Madison Parks Division is hosting a public informational/listening sessions concerning Goose Management in public parks. Staff is gathering information in order to put forth a Goose Management Plan for the Madison Parks Commissions consideration in late 2010.

Location: Goodman Maintenance Facility, 1402 Wingra Creek Parkway

Mon, 8-Nov-2010
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Proposal for affordable men's housing at 1616 Beld Street and 702 W. Wingra Drive. Rev. Larry Jackson Sr. will be present to answer questions.
  • Potential use of the old Atomic Interiors building at 961 S. Park St., Matt Weygandt.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Wed, 27-Oct-2010
6:00 pm
Future uses for former Bancroft Dairy
We will hear a general update on the redevelopment status of the former Bancroft Dairy site as well as plans to build apartments for moderate-income residents on the site of the parking lot at the corner of Fish Hatchery and High Street.

Location: Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St.

Thu, 30-Sep-2010
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting Regarding Housing Cooperatives (for districts 13, 10, and 5).
Alders Julia Kerr, Shiva Bidar-Sielaff and Brian Solomon are hosting a neighborhood meeting to discuss proposed changes to the Zoning Code relative to housing cooperatives and where those cooperatives may be allowed in the city of Madison. They will be joined by City Planning staff and representatives from the Madison Community Co-op (MCC).

Location: Quaker Meeting House, 1704 Roberts Court

Wed, 22-Sep-2010
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Lakeside St. Visionsing Report
The Lakeside Street Visioning Summary is now on the Bay Creek website (http://baycreekmadison.org) under the "Publications" section.

There is a meeting on Wednesday at 7pm at Vandewalle & Associates to discuss this, specifically ways identified to improve Lakeside Street as a commercial area that is central to the neighborhood. This is the final meeting under the grant the Neighborhood Association got from the City back in the Spring and we'd like to make sure we keep momentum behind the project.

A small group of neighbors, business owners, and potential business owners have been volunteering their time over the summer to create this vision and identify strategies to enhance Lakeside Street. As you know, it's a primary corridor through the neighborhood and has a unqiue mix of small businesses at its heart.

For more info, contact Dan Kennelly at 217-7470.

Sun, 19-Sep-2010
9:00 am (7:00 hrs)
Garage sale
Sunday the 19th only, 530 W Lakeside St.

Frames: photo and wall,
toys and games(including playmobil, thomas the train, action figures, more)
piano,
acoustic guitar,
Halloween masks, dress up
new books of nature photograhy,
some furniture
much more!

Mon, 13-Sep-2010
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Russ Hefty from Parks attending Monona Bay Neighborhood Association meeting (Tuesday) about geese around Monona Bay.
  • Results from the the Lakeside Street biz effort.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Sat, 28-Aug-2010
1:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Ice Cream Social
The Bay Creek Neighborhood Association^Ņs Annual Ice Cream Social will be held on Saturday, August 28 from 1 - 3 with a rain date of Sunday, August 29. Please join us at Franklin School for Chocolate Shoppe ice cream (including vegan). Please bring bowls, utensils and an ice cream topping to share. Ice cream is free but donations to BCNA are welcome. Hope to see you there!
Sat, 14-Aug-2010
9:00 am (7:00 hrs)
2nd Annual Wagon Drive (School Supply and Food Drive)
Neigborhood kids will collecting school supplies and food donations in front of Franklin School. School supplies will be donated to families in need at Thoreau, Lincoln, Franklin, and Randall Elementary Schools. Food donations will be given to the St. Mark's Lutheran Church on Spruce St. This is not a school sponsored event.

A free will donation bakesale will be held as well to purchase needed backpacks and to provide a donation to the food pantry as well.

Rain date is Sunday, August 15th.

Please email wagondrive@charter.net for more info or a complete list of needed items.

Sat, 14-Aug-2010
8:00 am (All day)
1114 Hickory St. Garage Sale
Lots of good stuff!!!

American girl and bitty baby.

Barbies and beanies.

Stylish clothes [lots of "junior" styles].

Old collectibles. Old comic books.

New and used household items.

CDs and books.

Mon, 9-Aug-2010
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT) organizational meeting
Problems at Olin Park have been a frequent topic of discussion at recent Bay Creek Neighborhood Association meetings. In response, a group of residents is forming an organization called Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT) to explore options to enhance the Park and encourage positve use.

If you're interested in being part of this, there will be an initial meeting on Monday, August 9th at 6:30pm at the Washington Hotel Coffee Room on Lakeside Street.

Mon, 12-Jul-2010
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • There have been lots of breakins in Bay Creek; are folks interested in organizing a neighborhood watch?
  • Someone from the Urban League will be on hand to talk about outreach they'll be doing on the south side this fall.
  • County Budget update.
  • Bay Creek yard sales.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Sat, 10-Jul-2010
9:30 am (5:30 hrs)
Lakeside St. Visionsing Session
The Bay Creek Neighborhood Association received a city grant this spring to launch an initiative focused on supporting and enhancing the Lakeside Street neighborhood business area.

We will be hosting a neighborhood "Visioning Session" at the Baha'i Center (324 W. Lakeside) to share ideas and identify strategies going forward. This will be a fun, highly-interactive, and interesting opportunity to talk about this important part of the neighborhood.

The schedule for the event is below. Feel welcome to drop in at any time and stay as long as you'd like.

9:30 - 10:00 - Welcome and Introductions
10:00-11:30 - Review and evaluate past plans and ideas
11:30-1:00 - Create a new vision for Lakeside Street
1:00-2:30 - Identify strategic directions to move forward
2:30-3:00 - Wrap-up and final thoughts.

We hope you can make it. If you have any questions, email Dan Kennelly at kennelly.dan@gmail.com.

Sun, 4-Jul-2010
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Fourth of July Potluck

Remember last year's July 4 party? It was loads of fun! If you missed it, come this year. If you came, you know enough to come back.

Bring a dish to pass and your own tableware. You may bring a dessert to donate for the BCNA dessert sale.

12-2 at the Goodman Park shelter near the playground.

Tue, 22-Jun-2010
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
S'more St. Mark's, Music and Storytelling
Starting, June 15th and going every Tuesday, through July 27th St. Mark's Lutheran Church will be hosting music and storytelling a the cornern of Spruce and Hickory. Local musicians, storytellers, and funny folks are donating their time so we can share if fun and community. S'mores and popsicles are on the treat least. Bring your own chair or blanket. Donations for the food pantry are welcome as well.
Sat, 19-Jun-2010
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Monona Bay Clean-up and Picnic w/ Stake in the Lakes
Friends of Monona Bay Shoreline Cleanup joins Take a Stake in the Lakes
Open to everyone! Come and Join Us!!

Picnic following at Brittingham Park Shelter
Pontoon boat rides during and after the picnic

Three Cleanup Meeting Sites in the morning:
1) Brittingham Beach House, 701 W. Brittingham Place
Special project; moving gravel for shoreline restoration in wheelbarrows requiring strong volunteers

2) Brittingham Park Shelter, 401 Brittingham Place

3) Bernies Beach, Corner of Gilson and South Shore Drive

For information contact;
Nina Emerson
258-1788 (h)
265-3411 (w)

Tue, 15-Jun-2010
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
S'more St. Mark's, Music and Storytelling
Starting, June 15th and going every Tuesday, through July 27th St. Mark's Lutheran Church will be hosting music and storytelling a the cornern of Spruce and Hickory. Local musicians, storytellers, and funny folks are donating their time so we can share if fun and community. S'mores and popsicles are on the treat least. Bring your own chair or blanket. Donations for the food pantry are welcome as well.
Thu, 3-Jun-2010
3:00 pm (5:30 hrs)
Celebrate South Madison Festival at the Villager mall
Schedule of Free Events:
2:00 Grand opening South Madison Farmers' Market
3:00 Drumming Circle (Join us!)
3:30 Son Mudanza
4:15 Capoeira Angola Madison
5:00 Madcity Breakers
6:00 Limanya Drum and Dance Ensemble
7:00 Film premiere "Style & Grace" (award-winning UW-Madison film-maker Linda Friend)
8:00 Discussion with Style & Grace barbers and Linda Friend
Workshops and kids' activities
Food available (for a slight fee) from Taqueria Guadalajara 4:30-6:30 p.m.

* Chat with your neighbors * Eat great food from a Southside restaurant * Stamp your feet to the entertainment * Watch the film premiere of "Style & Grace" about the South Madison salon * Support your South Madison Farmers' Market * Check out the changes at the Villager * Learn about the accomplishments and get involved with the Park Street Partners and South Metropolitan Planning Council * Promote the farmers’ market to your employees to encourage healthy eating* Join us at the Celebrate South Madison Festival!

For more details
Website: http://my.madison.com/Groups/smpc
Facebook: Celebrate South Madison
Jodi at smpcvc@terracom.net or 260-8098 (Volunteers Wanted!)

Sponsors: Associated Students of Madison, Cargo Coffee, Madison Arts Commission, Meriter, Park Street Partners, Slow Food UW, South Madison Farmers' Market, South Metropolitan Planning Council, St. Mary's Hospital, University Health Services, UW-Madison, Whole Foods

Sat, 29-May-2010
10:00 am (5:00 hrs)
3rd Annual Bike & Dine
Join your neighbors to the north and south of Bay Creek for the Bike and Dine this Sat, ride beginning near Vilas Beach at around 11 am. Prior to the ride we are hosting our first bike rodeo at the Labor Temple on S Park, from about 10-11 am. A bike rodeo is for smaller children to learn safe and proper bicycling technique and skills.

See www.mononabayneighborhood.org for more information or contact Aaron at aaron.crandall@yahoo.com for questions. Hope to see you on Sat!

Aaron Crandall
294-9505

Fri, 21-May-2010
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Berrymans in the Park
Peter and Lou Berryman, Madison's favorite folk duo, will perform Friday evening in a *free* folk music concert to celebrate the restoration of Olin Park and Turville woods Conservancy to the citizens of Madison. Could there be a better venue for the Berryman's music than the historic hilltop and it's stunning view of the Madison skyline?

This concert is part of the Olin Park Project of the Community Policing Team, bringing family oriented activities into the park in an environment that feels safe and inspires participants to reclaim their park. The event is co-sponsored by the South District CPT of the Madison Police Dept, the Bay Creek Neighborhood Association and the Madison Parks Dept.

Mon, 10-May-2010
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Bernie's Beach proposal.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Mon, 3-May-2010
6:30 pm
Bernie's Beach Bioretention Basin & Beach Exclosure
Dear Neighbors,

I am inviting you to a meeting on Monday, May 3, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Baha^?i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street, to discuss proposed stormwater improvements to the area around Bernie^?s Beach.

The City of Madison Engineering Department will be presenting two proposals to address deteriorating water quality at the beach. I am hoping you can join us and provide feedback on these important projects. Please feel free to contact me if you are unable to attend the meeting and have questions or would like additional information. I look forward to see you on May 3rd. Sincerely yours,

Julia Kerr, Alderperson
Madison Common Council, District 13
260-2661, district13@cityofmadison.com

Fri, 16-Apr-2010
5:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Ride-with-a-Cop Neighborhood Bike Ride
The officers of the South District Community Policing Team will be out and about on their-two wheelers. This is their chance to meet you and for you to show them around our neighborhood. We will start and finish at The Coffee Room at Lakeside Fibers, 402 W Lakeside St. Hope to see you then!
Sat, 27-Mar-2010
8:00 am (4:00 hrs)
Quann Dog Park cleanup
Please join your dog-park friends from 8 - 12, rain or shine, at Quann Park, to clean up the Winter's accumulated waste and trash. Goody bags for the first 50 volunteers.

Sign a waiver at the tennis-court side or the creek-side entrance, pick a section and clean it up, then come collect your treat bag. There will be large bags and smaller bags. Please bring buckets, shovels or scoops to help pick up the waste, and wear appropriate clothing for the weather and ground condition. 

It will be good to get the park ready for Spring. 

Your dogs are welcome to join you.

Sat, 20-Mar-2010
10:30 am (2:00 hrs)
Registration for Quann Community Garden
Registration for a plot at Quann Community Garden takes place at the Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld Street. This is a drop-in registration; come anytime from 10:30-12:30. You can fill out the forms beforehand; they're at:

http://www.madison.com/communities/quanngarden/pages/registration.php

Mon, 8-Mar-2010
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let the Web committee know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Update from Sgt Jim Dexheimer about the progress and plans for re-claiming Olin/Turville Park.
  • All Bay Creek positions -- officers, area reps, committee chairs -- are up for election. Come out and vote, learn what the various committees do, what their upcoming plans are, and how you can participate.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Sun, 21-Feb-2010
1:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
School Board Candidate Forum
What: Public Forum featuring all candidates for Madison Board of Education.

Where: JC Wright Middle School, 1717 Fish Hatchery Rd. Madison, WI.

Sponsor: Progressive Dane.

For more info and fliers/handbills to print, pass or post go here:

http://madisonamps.org/2010/02/11/progresive-dane-school-board-candidate-forum/

Mon, 11-Jan-2010
5:30 pm (2:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Annual BCNA potluck at 5:30, followed by the meeting at 6:30. Bring a dish to pass, and your own plates and utensils.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Wed, 2-Dec-2009
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Water Circulation in Monona Bay and Lake Monona
Join us at the upcoming Friends of Monona Bay meeting for a presentation by John Reimer, city engineer, on the "Circulation Patterns of Monona Bay and Lake Monona Waters".

Wed., Dec. 2, 6:30-7:30pm in McConnell Hall, 124 S. Brooks St. McConnell Hall is across from Meriter Hospital (by the semicircular driveway entrance). Go down the stairs and enter though the McConnell Hall Classroom door that faces Brooks St. We will post what room we are meeting in.

Please let us know if you are coming to ensure we have room for all. Leave message at 259-9251, or e-mail: steve@opacolor.com, with your reply.

Friends of Monona Bay meet the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm, unless otherwise noted, open to everyone interested.

Sun, 22-Nov-2009
12:00 pm (4:00 hrs)
West High Fundraiser - WESTFEST
West Fest is a festival of West High vendors and performers all in one place, designed to make shopping easier and fun! The best part is that every purchase directly supports West High clubs, sports, and the Parent-Teacher-Student Organization. Start your Holiday shopping now.

Sat, 14-Nov-2009
4:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
St. Marks Annual Turkey Dinner
St. Marks Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St, is holding their annual Turkey Dinner. Adults are $10.00, seniors are $7.00 and children 10 and under $5.00. We are wheel chair accessible. Food is served 4 PM to 7 PM. Volunteers are also needed help run the event. If you are interested in helping out please call the church at 608-256-8463
Mon, 9-Nov-2009
Christmas Wreath (and more) Fundraiser
St. Marks Lutheran Church is once again selling Christmas wreaths, roping, garland, door swags, yule logs, and more as a fundraiser event. Prices range from $16.00 to over $100.00. Sizes of wreaths range from 20 inches to 84 inches. We also offer three types of wreaths (balsam, pine/balsam, and noble fir). If interested please email Sandy at sandystmarks@charter.net or call 772-1242. Final orders are due November 14th.

Thank you.

Mon, 9-Nov-2009
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Do we want to change the boundry of Bay Creek from Delaplaine Ct. back to Haywood Dr.?
  • The Bay Creek website is gone because Yahoo shut down their hosting service. What do we want to do about this?
  • Discussion regarding the fact that Lakeside St., a school zone and home to many families with children, is an entirely unregulated thoroughfare between John Nolen Drive and S. Park St. Traffic on this street is heavy during rush hours and cars routinely violated posted speed limits, including within the school zone. Why can't we have at least a stop sign before cars reach the school? Or speed bumps, which were just installed on Gilson St. ?
  • Do we want to move the meeting space to downstairs at Lakeside Coffee?
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Thu, 15-Oct-2009
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
EnAct Orientation at Washington Hotel Coffee Room, 402 W. Lakeside St.
EnAct is a free sustainable living program where people get together bi-weekly or monthly to learn how to live greener and save money. Come and join your neighbors to learn about the program and how to access resources to help you reduce your environmental impact. EnAct is sponsored by the City of Madison, Dane County, Madison Metro, MGE and other interested organizations.
Wed, 30-Sep-2009
6:30 pm
Future uses for former Bancroft Dairy
There will be a discussion of a proposal for a new senior living building on the site of the former Bancroft Dairy parking lot on the corner of Fish Hatchery and High Street, as well as a general discussion of future redevelopment of the larger dairy site at the intersection of S. Park Street and Fish Hatchery.

Location: Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St.

Mon, 14-Sep-2009
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Neighorhood sign repair, and significant found funds.
  • Update on Olin Park by Michele Walker, neighborhood police liaison.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Sat, 12-Sep-2009
1:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Annual Bay Creek Ice Cream Social
Delicious Chocolate Shoppe ice cream and non dairy vegan options will be provided. Please bring bowls, utensils and a topping to share and join us at Franklin School playground for a great time. Rain date is Sun, Sept 13 from 1-3. Please call Judy at 469-1218 for more info.
Sat, 22-Aug-2009
10:00 am (4:00 hrs)
Wagon Drive
Some Bay Creek kids are hosting a food and school supply drive at the corner or Lawrence and West Lakeside St right where the one way part of Lawrence St ends. The drive benefits the families that utilize the St. Marks Lutheran Church Food Pantry. If there are lots of school supply donations, we will also provide them to Porchlight, and neighborhood teachers that have mentioned the need in their class rooms.
Sat, 15-Aug-2009
10:00 am (4:00 hrs)
Wagon Drive
Some Bay Creek kids are hosting a food and school supply drive at the corner or Lawrence and West Lakeside St right where the one way part of Lawrence St ends. The drive benefits the families that utilize the St. Marks Lutheran Church Food Pantry. If there are lots of school supply donations, we will also provide them to Porchlight, and neighborhood teachers that have mentioned the need in their class rooms.
Mon, 13-Jul-2009
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Sat, 4-Jul-2009
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Fourth of July Potluck

Remember last year's July 4 party? It was loads of fun! If you missed it, come this year. If you came, you know enough to come back.

Bring a dish to pass and your own tableware. You may bring a dessert to donate for the BCNA dessert sale.

12-2 at the Goodman Park shelter near the playground.

Sat, 6-Jun-2009
11:00 am (8:00 hrs)
Soup-A-Palooza and Book Sale
Meals for Madison presents Soup-A-Palooza and book sale. Stop on by during your busy Saturday to the lower level of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce Street, and get a variety of delicious home cooked soups, salad, and desserts all for a donation of your choice. Also for sale, used books for kids and adults, fiction, and nonfiction. All proceeds will go to fund Meals for Madison - a free community meal that has been served from St. Mark's basement every Friday at noon for nearly 20 years. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Branch 3698, will match all donations. Thanks for your support!
Mon, 11-May-2009
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.
  • Trucks on Olin Avenue using engine braking.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Sat, 28-Mar-2009
8:00 am (4:00 hrs)
Quann Dog Park cleanup
Help clean up Quann dog park! During the winter we get quite a bit of waste and trash accumulated. There are goodie bags for helpers with lots of great coupons, dog treats, and toys.

For more information, contact Barb at bjgillig@charter.net . Help is also needed ahead of time.

Fri, 27-Mar-2009
1:00 pm (6:00 hrs)
Children's Consignment Resale (Half-Pint Resale)
The Half-Pint Resale was created to give families and opportunity to resell their quality used children and maternity items, and give other famillies a chance to buy the things that they need and want recycled and at resale prices.

The sale takes place twice a year (spring and fall) so families can get what they need for the upcoming season. The upcoming sale will be at the Madison Labor Temple on South Park St (about 1 1/2 miles north of the beltline and south of University Avenue at 1602 S. Park St - Map found on website).

Half-Pint is currently registering consignors for the Spring/Summer Sale (which will be their third sale) taking place at the end of March. And put the sale on your calendar - you'll find a lot of great deals! To find out more information about consigning (and shopping!), check out the website below - Hope to see you there!

Madison's Semi-annual Half-Pint Resale

Friday, March 27, '09
Volunteer Early Admission 10:30am
Consignors/Volunteer Early Admission 11:30am-12:30pm
Public Sale 1pm-7pm

Saturday, March 28, '09
Public Sale 8am-Noon
Early Admission for Union Members/Spouses/Partners 12:30pm
Half Price Sale 1pm-5pm

Thu, 26-Mar-2009
6:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Soup and the Spirit -- The Power of Prayer
Mid-week Lenten services at St Mark's will be held on Thursdays this year. Come to the church basement at 605 Spruce Street between 6:00 and 7:00 and enjoy a hot soup supper and conversation. A prayer service will follow. Our Lenten focus will be different forms of prayer and the healing power it can provide.

Contact the church office if you want more details or need child care, 256-8463, stmarks@tds.net.

Tonight's topic: From Atheist to Muslim - John Boyer

Sat, 21-Mar-2009
10:30 am (2:00 hrs)
Quann Community Garden Drop-in Registration
To sign up for a garden plot at Quann Community Garden, come to the Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld Street in the downstairs dining room. This is a drop-in registration... come anytime. There will be Spanish and Hmong translation.

Thu, 19-Mar-2009
6:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Soup and the Spirit -- The Power of Prayer
Mid-week Lenten services at St Mark's will be held on Thursdays this year. Come to the church basement at 605 Spruce Street between 6:00 and 7:00 and enjoy a hot soup supper and conversation. A prayer service will follow. Our Lenten focus will be different forms of prayer and the healing power it can provide.

Contact the church office if you want more details or need child care, 256-8463, stmarks@tds.net.

Tonight's topic: Daily Prayer - Pearly Frye

Thu, 12-Mar-2009
6:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Soup and the Spirit -- The Power of Prayer
Mid-week Lenten services at St Mark's will be held on Thursdays this year. Come to the church basement at 605 Spruce Street between 6:00 and 7:00 and enjoy a hot soup supper and conversation. A prayer service will follow. Our Lenten focus will be different forms of prayer and the healing power it can provide.

Contact the church office if you want more details or need child care, 256-8463, stmarks@tds.net.

Tonight's topic: Body and Movement as Prayer - Claudia Grecco

Mon, 9-Mar-2009
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • All Bay Creek positions -- officers, area reps, committee chairs -- are up for election. Come out and vote, learn what the various committees do, what their upcoming plans are, and how you can participate.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Thu, 5-Mar-2009
6:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Soup and the Spirit -- The Power of Prayer
Mid-week Lenten services at St Mark's will be held on Thursdays this year. Come to the church basement at 605 Spruce Street between 6:00 and 7:00 and enjoy a hot soup supper and conversation. A prayer service will follow. Our Lenten focus will be different forms of prayer and the healing power it can provide.

Contact the church office if you want more details or need child care, 256-8463, stmarks@tds.net.

Tonight's topic: Overview of Prayer in our World Today - Pastor Mary Pharmer

Tue, 3-Mar-2009
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
South Madison Branch Library Listening Session
Madison Public Library invites interested citizens to help shape the future of the South Madison Branch Library. A listening session - the first in a series of community meetings - will be held at the South Madison Branch Library. Stop in any time during the two-hour session to voice your views or ask questions.

Community input will be crucial in determining the best possible design for the new South Madison Library. The architectural design team, Engberg Anderson of Madison, will use input about the library^?s services, amenities and ambiance to guide the development of design options. Future meetings will provide an opportunity for residents to offer feedback on the various options.

The South Madison Branch will expand from 3,200 square feet to 12,000 square feet and will inhabit the first floor of a two-story building owned by the Urban League of Greater Madison. The Urban League will be headquartered on the second floor. The building will serve as an anchor for the Villager Mall redevelopment. The South Madison Branch Library serves a diverse population and has experienced a sharp increase in use over last year. Visits to the library are up 13% over last year, and checkouts are up 7.4%.

For additional information contact Margie Navarre Saaf: (608) 824-1780 or navarre@scls.lib.wi.us.

More information about the South Madison Branch Library may be viewed at www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/about/southmad.html

Wed, 21-Jan-2009
6:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Neighborhood Indicators Project
Check out the neighborhood data! Neighborhood Indicators Project: A tool to understand, track, and improve Madison neighborhoods.

  • What: Hear about the Neighborhood Indicators Project and view pilot data
  • Where: 2234A S. Park St. (storefront south of the library in the Villager)
  • Presenter: Andrew Statz, fiscal efficiency auditor, Mayor^Ņs Office

Data from various sources inside and outside city government can be used to help assess the quality of life in Madison^Ņs neighborhoods. Examining this data in a geographically based way can help us better understand our neighborhoods, better target services to their particular needs, and strategically allocate scarce resources to address issues impacting particular neighborhoods. A pilot of this project is ready for viewing. Come and see on Wednesday, January 21 what it tells you about the health of neighborhoods across our city! For more information on Neighborhood Indicators or to view the pilot data, visit http://www.planning.wisc.edu/madison/Index.html.

Because we want to arrange the room, it would be helpful for people to let me know if they are planning to attend. Contact Jodi at 260-8098 or smpcvc@terracom.net by Tuesday, January 20.

Organized by South Metropolitan Planning Council and Park Street Partners

Thu, 15-Jan-2009
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
South Madison Branch Library Listening Session POSTPONED
This just in:

I just wanted to let you all know that the listening session tonight for community members to give input into the future of the South Madison Branch library has been cancelled due to the cold. It will be rescheduled.

For additional information contact Margie Navarre Saaf: (608) 824-1785 or navarre @ scls.lib.wi.us.

More information about the South Madison Branch Library may be viewed at www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/about/southmad.html

Jodi Wortsman South Metropolitan Planning Council 2300 South Park Street Madison, WI 53713 608-260-8098

ORIGINAL MESSAGE:

Madison Public Library invites interested citizens to help shape the future of the South Madison Branch Library. A listening session - the first in a series of community meetings - will be held at the South Madison Branch Library. Stop in any time during the two-hour session to voice your views or ask questions.

See http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/news/view.cfm?news_id=1258 for more info.

Mon, 12-Jan-2009
5:30 pm (2:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Annual BCNA potluck at 5:30, followed by the meeting at 6:30. Bring a dish to pass, and your own plates and utensils.
  • A Bay Creek resident would like to open a wine bar and retail wine shop at 505 Olin. This is a place where wine classes would be held, bread would be baked, cheeses would be sold and garlic would be roasted while people would toast the end of their work days in a peaceful, local, low key environment. He'll be on hand to talk about this and listen to feedback and concerns.
  • Last time we talked about the desire to respond quickly to requests made to us through the city. Ideas mentioned were meeting even months when necessary, creating a special committee (perhaps the defunct business attraction and retention committee), using the newsletter, the listserv, and/or the web calendar. (Did I miss any?) Perhaps we can make a decision about this.
  • Posting meeting minutes on website.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Sat, 6-Dec-2008
11:00 am (6:00 hrs)
Grand Opening - The Chakra House Healing Studio & Boutique, Saturday and Sunday
The Chakra House is expanding to a full service Healing Studio & Boutique offering studio classes such as yoga, pilates, Nia, Zumba and a multitude of workshops in addition to healings, readings, and clairvoyant counseling.

330 W. Lakeside St.
Madison, WI 53715
608-237-6128

Join us to celebrate with free classes, free healings, and 10% off the entire boutique.

Saturday, December 6th
1:00 - 2:00pm * Free Nia class
2:00 - 2:45pm * Free Zumba class
3:00 - 5:00pm * Free Energy Healings

Sunday, December 7th
12:00 - 1:00pm * Free Yoga class
1:00 - 2:00pm * Free Pilates class
3:00 - 5:00pm * Free Energy Healings

Mon, 10-Nov-2008
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Update on restaurant seeking parking waiver
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Thu, 11-Sep-2008
5:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
Race Theology, & Politics: A September 11th Observance
MUM's dialogue series on "Race, Theology and Politics" continues with a multi-faith observance on September 11th. The public is welcome. There is no charge for this event. Childcare provided.

5:30 pm -- Community Pot-luck with finger food
6:15 pm -- Multi-faith Observance
7:00 pm -- Small group facilitated Dialogue (Teens will have their own group)
8:00 pm -- Dialogue concludes

At St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce Street, Madison

This is an ongoing dialogue series. R.S.V.P. appreciated. For more information and to register contact Madison-area Urban Ministry at 256-0906 or lori@emum.org.

Mon, 8-Sep-2008
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Sun, 7-Sep-2008
1:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Annual BCNA Ice Cream Social
This year's BCNA Ice Cream Social will be held on Sunday, Sept. 7 from 1-3 pm. We used to meet at Bernie's Beach but we moved to Franklin School playground last year to avoid the mosquitoes. That worked rather well so we'll be meeting there again. Dishes and spoons will be provided, please bring a topping to pass. Non-dairy alternatives will also be available. Rain date will be Sunday, Sept. 14. For more info call Judy at 469-1218.
Sat, 6-Sep-2008
9:00 am (5:00 hrs)
403 W. Lakeside Yard Sale
Collectibles, 1970's LP Records, cash register, car ramp, clothing, cat carrier, lots of good stuff!
Fri, 22-Aug-2008
1:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Madison's Semi-annual Fall/Winter Half-Pint Resale
Madison's Semi-annual Fall/Winter Half-Pint Resale is Friday, August 22 1-7pm and Saturday, August 23 9-Noon (Half-Price Sale from 1- 3pm), located at the Madison Labor Temple (1602 S. Park St., Madison 53715), and sponsored by Sheet Metal Workers Local 565. Support local families by coming to the Madison-area semi-annual quality children's consignment sale. Find great deals on unique items for children ages 0-7, as well as baby gear, maternity clothing and handmade children's items from local artists. New consignors always welcome!

The Half-Pint Resale was created to give families and opportunity to resell their quality used children and maternity items, and give other famillies a chance to buy the things that they need and want recycled and at resale prices. The sale takes place twice a year (spring and fall) so families can get what they need for the upcoming season. The sale quickly outgrew their first space at the VFW, and is now moving to a larger and more centralized location at the Madison Labor Temple on South Park St (about 1 1/2 miles north of the beltline and south of University Avenue at 1602 S. Park St - Map found on website).

Half-Pint is currently registering consignors for the Fall Sale taking place at the end of August (think fall/winter goods and gear, as well as Halloween costumes :)). Otherwise, put the sale on your calendar! To find out more information about consigning (and shopping!), and also the children's artists who will be showing at the sale, check out the website below - Hope to see you there!

Madison 's Semi-annual Half-Pint Resale
Friday, August 22
Volunteer Pre-Sale 10:30am
Consignors/Volunteer Pre-Sale 11:30am-12:30pm
Public Sale 1pm-7pm

Saturday, August 23
Public Sale 9am-Noon
Private Sale for Union Members/Spouses/Partners 12:30pm-1pm
Half Price Sale 1pm-3pm

Mon, 14-Jul-2008
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Maintenance of median plantings.
  • Truman/Olson Army site
  • Where to have newsletter printed
  • Newsletter on web?
  • a vote to allow or redirect (after the fact) donated money and dues (?) to cover The Bulletin's debts.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Thu, 10-Jul-2008
4:30 pm
Truman Olson Army Reserve Center
There is a public hearing on this important project at regular meeting of the Community Development Commission (CDA).

Alder Julia Kerr has heard a wide range of opinions from people on all sides of the issue and this meeting is an excellent opportunity for neighbors to voice their thoughts. Those not able to attend should feel free to email her directly. She will present comments from constituents at that meeting to members of CDA.

Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld Street.

Wed, 9-Jul-2008
6:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Potent Home Remedies for Global Climate Change
Global climate change is emerging as one of the most important issues of our time. Come and learn what the most effective solutions are (you might be surprised!), and how easy they are to attain without lowering your quality of life. You'll hear a range of ideas from the simple all the way to converting to solar. If you want, bring your latest electric bill; some of the information will make more sense if you can reference your usage.

This talk will be given by Jim Winkle and is the first of a Summer Discussion Series at the Washington Hotel Coffee Room, 402 W. Lakeside Street.

Sat, 21-Jun-2008
9:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Stake in the Lakes Monona Bay Clean-up and Picnic
Join us for the Annual Stake in the Lakes Monona Bay Clean-up and Picnic, Saturday, June 21! At Brittingham Boathouse, Beach House, and Bernie's beach. Clean-up is from 9am to 12noon, with Picnic at noon.

The picnic is a community event at the Brittingham Park Shelter. We welcome everyone to join us for a lunch donated by local restaurants, plesae come even if you did not have a chance to help with the cleanup!

Sat, 14-Jun-2008
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Wingra Creek Cleanup
Meet at Plaenert Dr. at the Wingra Creek pedestrian bridge. Please bring protective gloves and your canoe or kayak, if you have one. We will supply trash bags and drinks.

Contact: David Liebl, Friends of Lake Wingra, (608) 265-2360, liebl@epd.engr.wisc.edu

Sponsored by Friends of Lake Wingra, Mad City Paddlers, and Strand Associates.

Sat, 7-Jun-2008
2:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
St. Marks Lutheran Church Open House
The renovation is done (almost). Come see the new look. And come see what St. Marks offers to the community (food pantry, Friday meal program, Promise Kids Art Program.

There will and ice cream, kids activites, and tours of the building. There will also be a bake sale.

For more information please call 256-8463.

Sat, 7-Jun-2008
8:00 am (13:00 hrs)
Clean Lakes Festival - Olin Park
Please join us at the Clean Lakes Festival Saturday, June 7, at Olin Park from 8AM to 9PM

An all day celebration including: 5K Run/walk, Kids Races, Boat Rides, Educational Exhibits, Water Ski Clinics, Betty Lou Cruises, Music, Food and Drink and fun for the whole family!!

Fri, 6-Jun-2008
9:00 am (All day)
South Madison Branch Library Book and Bake Sale
READ A GOOD BOOK, EAT A DELICIOUS COOKIE, AND SUPPORT YOUR SOUTHSIDE LIBRARY

Friday, June 6 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday June 7 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

South Madison Branch Library (2222 Park Street)

If you have questions or want to volunteer, call 266-6395

Sat, 31-May-2008
8:30 am
Komen Race for the Cure
The Madison Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has set the date of the 10th Annual Komen Madison Race for the Cure®. It will start on Willow Island, at the Alliant Energy Center, and will run through the Bay Creek Neighborhood. The Co-ed 5K Run/Walk is set to begin at 8:30 am.

Please visit our website for Race Course, Registration and Volunteer Information.

Thank you.

1-800-435-3405

Tue, 27-May-2008
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Wingra Creek streambank stabilization
You are invited to attend a public meeting on the Wingra Creek Parkway Phase 2 project. It's at St. Mary's Hospital, Bay 1, 707 S. Mills Street.

The City of Madison is planning a streambank stabilization project along Wingra Creek, between Fish Hatchery Road and South Park Street. This is the second phase of implementation of the Wingra Creek Master Plan. At the meeting, city staff will show plans for this project, answer questions, and look for comments from neighbors.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments but cannot attend the meeting. I hope to see you there!

Lisa Coleman
City of Madison Engineering Division
266-4093
lcoleman@cityofmadison.com

Thu, 15-May-2008
7:00 am (1:00 hr)
Epic Toastmasters of Madison
Meetings held: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:00 AM (No meetings on the 1st Thursday in July or the 1st Thursday in August)

Meeting Location: Strand Associates, Inc. - Training Room, 910 W. Wingra Drive, Madison Between Fish Hatchery Road and Park Street (please use the side entrance off South Street)

Toastmasters is a fun and supportive environment to improve your public speaking and presentation skills. We provide opportunities to:

^ÕDevelop leadership skills. ^ÕImprove listening skills. ^ÕImprove impromptu speaking abilities. ^ÕPractice your skills at effectively leading meetings. ^ÕProvide a positive business networking environment. ^ÕProgress at your own pace.

The Epic Toastmasters Club is a ^Ócommunity club,^Ō which is open to anyone who shares our goals of providing a productive and supportive environment where we can improve our speaking, listening, and leadership skills. We have a diverse, enthusiastic membership. Present and past members have included entrepreneurs, contractors, business owners, sales executives, artists, engineers, human resource managers, medical professionals, homemakers, attorneys, ministers, retired professionals and others from all walks of life.

Visitors are always welcome. We do not pressure anyone to participate in the meeting or join the club. If you are interested, we invite you to come observe a meeting or two! Other benefits of our club are:

^ÕAn early meeting time to start your day on a positive note. ^ÕState-of-the-art presentation facilities (Power Point with video projector and screen) ^ÕFree coffee!

Please visit our club soon!

To learn more, please call Glenn at 608-233-9677 or Jane at 608-455-7004, visit http://hosting.tm35.org/epic/, or come visit the Epic Toastmasters Club on the next 1st or 3rd Thursday.

Mon, 12-May-2008
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • The pace of development and redevelopment projects in the neighborhood and especially along Park Street has picked up and is likely to increase. The City of Madison lets neighborhood associations know about proposed projects and reviews their input, but the time frames for this are often short.

    It may be a good time to come up with some basic guidelines about what we would like to see during development projects. This would give us a starting point and an established mechanism to review and provide meaningful input.

  • Speaking of which, the owner of J&K Lock and Security and 710 W. Wingra Drive (currently rented to Comstock Tire Retread Plant), is interested in getting a new tenant for the Wingra Drive property. They'd like to upgrade the property ($300-400,000), and need a conditional use permit. They're looking for neighborhood input.
  • Annual July 4th Picnic
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Sat, 29-Mar-2008
8:00 am (4:00 hrs)
Quann Dog Park cleanup
Help clean up Quann dog park! During the winter we get quite a bit of waste and trash accumulated. There are goodie bags for helpers with lots of great coupons, dog treats, and toys.

Bad weather date is April 5.

For more information, contact Lance at linkvi@terracom.net. Help is also needed ahead of time with postering.

Wed, 26-Mar-2008
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Army Reserve Center: four proposals
This is from Alder Julia Kerr.

I am hosting an important meeting on Wednesday, March 26th at 6:00 pm at the Labor Temple, 1602 South Park Street to discuss the future of the Truman Olson Army Reserve Center located on Park Street just south of Copps.

The Defense Department plans to close the facility. In accordance with the Army’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) procedures, two schools and two homeless service providers have expressed an interest in owning all or part of the site. The City of Madison’s Community Development Authority is the local agency working with the Army to determine the future use for the site.

We will hear from city planning officials as well as presentations by the schools and homeless service providers. This site is very important to the future of Park Street and I am hoping people will attend the meeting to learn more and share their opinions.

As always, people should feel free to contact me with questions or comments.

Mon, 24-Mar-2008
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Villager Town Hall meeting regarding redevelopment
There will be a Town Hall Meeting regarding the status of the Villager Mall redevelopment on Monday, March 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Villager Mall in room 2234A. Everyone is welcome to attend. It is important for you to attend because there are major changes being suggested to the already adopted master plan for the Villager redevelopment. Hear the update and share your opinion.
Wed, 12-Mar-2008
7:00 pm (0:45 hrs)
Wednesday Speaker Series - Carrying the Cross of Racism Today
Stations of the Cross; Stations of the Struggle - This Lenten season, St. Mark's will feature a speaker series as part of its Wednesday evening Lenten prayer services. On the fifth and final Wednesday in our series, Julia Weaver, St. Mark's Artist-in-residence, leads us in a discussion on racism, how if affects us all, how can we make a difference.
Mon, 10-Mar-2008
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Alder Julia Kerr will give an alder report.
  • Porchlight, a provider of services for the homeless, would like to build two buildings on the Army Reserve Center on Park Street next to Copps. I'm sure there will be large meetings later, but come and get the early scoop from Steve Schooler, executive director of Porchlight, and provide him with your feedback.
  • All Bay Creek positions -- officers, area reps, committee chairs -- are up for election. Come out and vote, learn what the various committees do, what their upcoming plans are, and how you can participate.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Sat, 8-Mar-2008
1:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Quann Community Garden Drop-in Registration
To sign up for a garden plot at Quann Community Garden, come to the Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld Street in the downstairs dining room. This is a drop-in registration... come anytime. There will be Spanish and Hmong translation.

Wed, 5-Mar-2008
7:00 pm (0:45 hrs)
Wednesday Speaker Series - Human Trafficking, Hidden Horror in the world -- and USA
Stations of the Cross; Stations of the Struggle - This Lenten season, St. Mark's will feature a speaker series as part of its Wednesday evening Lenten prayer services. Human Trafficking is the subject on this 4th Wednesday in Lent. The sale of human beings into slavery, particularly women and girls sold for sexual exploitation will be discussed.

St Mark's Lutheran Church is located at 605 Spruce Street, one block East of the Copps off South Park Street. All are welcome at St. Mark's. You don't need previous religious experience, just a thirst for knowledge and a hunger for peace and justice!

Wed, 27-Feb-2008
7:00 pm (0:45 hrs)
Wednesday Speaker Series - Rebuilding Liberia after Civil War
Stations of the Cross; Stations of the Struggle - This Lenten season, St. Mark's will feature a speaker series as part of its Wednesday evening Lenten prayer services. On this third Wednesday in Lent come hear Rev. Jakes Voker, Methodist Minister from Liberia, talk about his country's efforts to rebuild after the civil war.

St Mark's Lutheran Church is located at 605 Spruce Street, one block East of the Copps off South Park Street. All are welcome at St. Mark's. You don't need previous religious experience, just a thirst for knowledge and a hunger for peace and justice!

Wed, 20-Feb-2008
7:00 pm (0:45 hrs)
Wednesday Speaker Series - Voices of Peace from Israel, Iran, Palestine
Stations of the Cross; Stations of the Struggle - This Lenten season, St. Mark's will feature a speaker series as part of its Wednesday evening Lenten prayer services. This Wednesday, Bonnie Block brings Voices of Peace from people in Israel, Iran, and Palestine. Bonnie has been on peace delegations to all these countries and brings us messages for Peace. Final week of the special photography exhibit of art from Arcatao on display.
Wed, 13-Feb-2008
7:00 pm (0:45 hrs)
Wednesday Speaker Series - El Salvador's Struggle for Justice
Stations of the Cross; Stations of the Struggle - This Lenten season, St. Mark's will feature a speaker series as part of its Wednesday evening Lenten prayer services. Join us to hear Barbara Alvarado of the Madison Arcatao Sister Cities Project speak on the struggle for justice in the city of Arcatao in El Salvador. Special Photography exhibit of art from Arcatao on display.

St Mark's Lutheran Church is located at 605 Spruce Street, one block East of the Copps off South Park Street. All are welcome at St. Mark's. You don't need previous religious experience, just a thirst for knowledge and a hunger for peace and justice!

Wed, 30-Jan-2008
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Important Neighborhood Meeting
Dear Neighbors:

I will be holding a neighborhood meeting tomorrow night Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 6:00 pm at St. Mary's Hospital regarding the tragic death of Joel Marino in the 700 block of Park Street on Monday afternoon.

Madison Police Department command staff will be on-hand to brief neighbors about this on-going investigation.

Attendees should use the new St. Mary's Hospital entrance on Brooks Street between Erin and Delaplaine streets. There will be signs inside the hospital directing neighbors to the meeting location. Free parking is available in the St. Mary's Park Street ramp on Erin Street.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions and are not able to attend the meeting.

Julia Kerr, Alder
Madison Common Council
District 13
260-2661
district13@cityofmadison.com

Sat, 26-Jan-2008
4:30 pm (3:30 hrs)
Chili Dinner Fundraiser
St. Mark's Lutheran Church is holding a Chili dinner fundraiser on Saturday, January 26, 4:30 to 7:00 PM. Cost is $6.00. Vegetarian chili also being served. If not a chili eater there will be potato soup too. Come eat some chili and see the renovations.
Mon, 14-Jan-2008
5:30 pm (2:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Annual BCNA potluck at 5:30, followed by the meeting at 6:30. Bring a dish to pass, and your own plates and utensils .
  • Sustain Dane is considering moving to Bay Creek, and the director, Bryant Moroder, will say a few words about this. They'll need a zoning change.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome and meetings are almost always done within 1:15.

Thu, 6-Dec-2007
9:30 am (8:30 hrs)
Friends of the South Madison Branch Library Book, AV & Bake Sale
Just in time for the holidays!
Friends of the South Madison Branch Library Book, AV & Bake Sale
Thursday 12/6 and Friday 12/7.
Hours 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
South Madison Branch Library, 2222 S. Park St.

Many new books, perfect for holiday gift-giving at affordable prices! Two titles I remember among the donations are the biography of Russ Feingold, Feingold: A New Democratic Party by Sanford D. Horwitt and Congressman David Obey's book, Raising Hell for Justice: The Washington Battles of a Heartland Progressive. Both were published in 2007, are hardcover editions, and will be offered for less than 10 dollars. We have many other new titles fiction and non-fiction published in the last two years.

We also have a good selection of used books, both fiction and non-fiction, for young children, teens, and adults, videos, books on tape and CD, as well as a varied selection of books in Spanish. One patron donated two large bags of recently published (2006 & 2007) romance novels in mint condition that would make great stocking stuffers for lovers of romance reading, and at 50 cents a piece you won't find a hotter bargain in South Madison.

For adults, used hardcover books go for $2.50, used softcovers range from 50 cents to $1.50. Used children's books are sold for 50 cents for hardbacks and 35 cents (or 3 for $1.00!) for softcover books.

PLUS there will be delicious cookies, brownies, biscotti and breads baked lovingly by South Madison bakers!

Hours are 9:30 to 6 p.m. but we will keep the sale open until 6:30 or 7 p.m., depending on demand, for those shoppers who enter before the library closes at 6 p.m. Sale will be held in Room 811 of the Harambee Center. Friday morning, enter through the main Harambee Center entrance, 2202 S. Park Street. Thursday morning you can enter either from the library or Harambee's main entrance.

Shop close to home and save money, gas, and time and support your neighborhood library. All proceeds fund programs and materials for the South Madison Branch Library. If you don't need to shop, please consider making a small donation instead. Two family programs being scheduled for 2008 are Clare Norelle, folk singer, and David Schumacher, the Amazing Schu, magician. For adults, we are interested in sponsoring another one of Madison's Nano Cafés sometime in early 2008.

If you have any questions or programming suggestions, please call Julie at 608-692-3516.

Thu, 6-Dec-2007
7:00 am (1:00 hr)
Epic Toastmasters
Meetings held: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:00 AM (No meetings on the 1st Thursday in July or the 1st Thursday in August)

Meeting Location: Strand Associates, Inc. - Training Room, 910 W. Wingra Drive, Madison Between Fish Hatchery Road and Park Street (please use the side entrance off South Street)

Toastmasters is a fun and supportive environment to improve your public speaking and presentation skills. We provide opportunities to:

•Develop leadership skills. •Improve listening skills. •Improve impromptu speaking abilities. •Practice your skills at effectively leading meetings. •Provide a positive business networking environment. •Progress at your own pace.

The Epic Club is a “community club,” which is open to anyone who shares our goals of providing a productive and supportive environment where we can improve our speaking, listening, and leadership skills. We have a diverse, enthusiastic membership. Present and past members have included entrepreneurs, contractors, business owners, sales executives, artists, engineers, human resource managers, medical professionals, homemakers, attorneys, ministers, retired professionals and others from all walks of life.

Visitors are always welcome. We do not pressure anyone to participate in the meeting or join the club. If you are interested, we invite you to come observe a meeting or two! Other benefits of our club are:

•An early meeting time to start your day on a positive note. •State-of-the-art presentation facilities (Power Point with video projector and screen) •Free coffee!

Please visit our club soon!

To learn more, please call Julie at 608-358-5634, Jane at 608-455-7004, Steve Hays at 608-221-6724, visit http://hosting.tm35.org/epic/, or come visit the Epic Club on the next 1st or 3rd Thursday.

Sat, 1-Dec-2007
1:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
St. Mary's open house, Saturday and Sunday
See the new St. Mary's Hospital expansion!
Sat, 17-Nov-2007
9:00 am (4:00 hrs)
Electronics drop-off
The semi-annual electronics drop-off will be held this Saturday, from 9 am to 1 pm at the City of Madison transfer station, 121 E. Olin Avenue, just north of the Alliant Energy Center.

This event is limited to home electronics ONLY. No computers from businesses.There is a $5 fee for computer monitors and laptops and a $25 fee for televisions. There is no charge for other computer or electronics parts or components.This event is open to all -- people do not need to be a resident of the City of Madison to participate.

Mon, 12-Nov-2007
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Public Meeting on new stormwater outfall for Monona Bay
FINAL PUBLIC MEETING ON STORMWATER OUTFALL FOR MONONA BAY

What: Public comment opportunity on the new storm sewer
Location: 5005 University Ave Suite 201(Corner of Whitney way and University)
When: Monday November 12th 7-9pm (or earlier option that day from 9am-12noon)

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

We come to you with a long over due update on the new storm sewer installation on West Shore Drive and a request for your involvement at an upcoming meeting Monday night November 12, at 7pm. This will be the final opportunity to make comments on the installation of the new storm sewer and the environmental concerns it brings to you and Monona Bay.

Many of you attended the previous public hearing meeting held with the DNR. The format of this meeting will be very similar and this time has been granted for individuals to voice their concerns for the detriment to the public interest, including fish and wildlife, natural scenic beauty, and water quality including treatment methods. This is an opportunity before the final decisions are made on this project and could help to raise awareness to Bay issues. It is important to voice your concern in person as written comments will not be accepted.

Currently there is a stay on the permit that was granted by the DNR for the outfall. This stay was permitted because a contested case hearing was granted for review of the permit decision by an administrative law judge. The public hearing is in relation to the stay.

We feel this is an important opportunity to show our concern and commitment to improving Monona Bay. Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more information or with any questions you may have.

Thank you,

Seth Nicholson, Sindhu Raju, Joel Marino
608.335.8978, 608.213.7795, 608.438.8443
seth@bruceco.com
sindhuraju@sibervisions.com
joelmarino1@gmail.com

Mon, 12-Nov-2007
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Bimonthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • City representatives will be at the meeting to provide an update on the construction being done at the Sayle St. Maintenance Bldg. They would like to present as early in the meeting as possible.
  • Alder Julia Kerr will have an aldermanic update.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. Meetings are almost always done within 1:15 and all are welcome.

Mon, 29-Oct-2007
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
City budget listening session
I neglected to include the location of tonight's listening session; it's at the Franklin School Library.

The City Council will be considering Madison's operating and capital budgets in mid-November and alder Julia Kerr is hoping hear from neighbors about your priorities for the coming year.

If you are not able to attend this meeting, she will be holding another session Tuesday, October 30th at 6:30 pm at the Catholic Multi-Cultural Center on Beld St.

Sat, 6-Oct-2007
10:00 am (6:00 hrs)
Statewide solar tour with site in Bay Creek
Home and business owners around the state are sharing their secret: renewable energy is technology for today! The public is invited to see renewable energy up close during the 2007 Wisconsin Solar Tour, October 5-6.

The tour features nearly 150 sites around the state that are open to the public for free tours. Sites will showcase advances in energy efficient construction, new products, sustainable landscaping and renewable energy technologies.

“The tour demonstrates that renewable energy is practical, reliable and affordable in today's economy,” said Amy Heart, MREA Programs Director. “You have the chance to talk with those who live and work with renewable energy and green building features.”

Business tour sites will be open Friday, October 5 from 10 am – 4 pm. Home tour sites are open Saturday, October 6 from 10 am – 4 pm. Local homes on the tour include 813 Emerson Street in Bay Creek.

The best way to see these homes and businesses is through a guided bus tour. Guided bus tours will take place in Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Stevens Point and Ashland.

The Wisconsin Solar Tour is sponsored by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association and Focus on Energy (focusonenergy.com). The Midwest Renewable Energy Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a sustainable future through renewable energy. For a complete listing of tour sites or to sign up for a guided bus tour please contact MREA: info@the-mrea.org, 715-592-6595, or visit their web site at www.the-mrea.org.

Wed, 3-Oct-2007
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Friends of Monona Bay
Friends of Monona meets the first Wednesday of each month at 124 S. Brooks St., Rm 1. Go to www.mononabay.org for more info.
Mon, 17-Sep-2007
5:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Town Hall meeting about Department of Civil Rights
The City of Madison’s Department of Civil Rights, is hosting a seminar/town hall meeting at the Catholic Multicultural Center. The meeting will be held on Monday, Sept.17 2007 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The topic will be Civil rights ideas and suggestions, public input regarding civil right issues in the city of Madison. Spanish translation will be available.
Mon, 10-Sep-2007
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Bimonthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Members of the Monona Bay Neighborhood Association will talk about sharing territory with the Bay Creek Neighborhood Association.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. Meetings are almost always done within 1:15 and all are welcome.

Sat, 8-Sep-2007
1:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Ice Cream Social
The 5th Annual Bay Creek Ice Cream Social has been moved from Bernie's Beach to Franklin School playground. The mosquitoes are much better there, and we've all been feeding them too much as it is (though not by choice...).

We'll have ice cream from the Chocolate Shoppe and some non-dairy alternatives available. Please bring a topping to share and cups and root beer if you want to make floats. Bowls and spoons will be provided.

Hope to see you there!!!

Sat, 25-Aug-2007
8:00 am (4:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Neighborhood Yard Sales
If you can help organize this, contact Rose Brothers.

Get to know your neighbors, clean out your garage, and make a few bucks by participating in the ninth annual coordinated yard sales event.

If you would like to have a sale and be included on the list, contact Rose Brothers by Aug 22 at RoseBros13@aol.com . Give her your full name, address, phone number, and a list of the items for sale. Cost to participate is $7 ($4 for sale, $3 for BCNA dues).

If you want to shop at the sales, get the list of sales at the first stop, 834 Lakeside Street.

Sat, 11-Aug-2007
1:00 pm (5:00 hrs)
Great Taste of the Midwest
The Craft Beer Festival is organized by the Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild and takes place at Olin-Turville Park, from 1-6 pm. It's sold out.
Sun, 5-Aug-2007
3:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Culture Coach in Bay Creek again
The Madison Center for Creative and Cultural Arts announces the second summer tour of the Culture Coach, a movable stage that will visit 12 Madison city parks and one in Monona during summer 2007. Each event will begin at 3:00 with a community drum circle featuring hand drums and other hand percussion instruments. The feature performance is scheduled for 4:00 and includes familiar Madison music groups as well as four Overture resident companies.

Today's stop is in Bay Creek at Olin Park and features El Clan Destino.

The afternoon ends with a dance from 5 to 6 p.m. with familiar music that is sure to get everyone out dancing. This is a free family event. Everyone is sure to enjoy a week-end summer afternoon in their neighborhood park. For further information please call 251-2787. Please visit the MCCCA website at www.mccca.net. These events are possible thanks to funding from the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, the Madison Arts Commission, the Madison South Rotary, Madison Community Foundation, Veridian Foundation, private foundations and donations from M&I Bank, Park Bank and Ziegler Design Associates.

Sun, 5-Aug-2007
2:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Solar Celebration and free mini-workshops SUNDAY
NOTE: Because (badly needed) rain is forecast for Saturday, this will take place SUNDAY from 2:30-4:30. See you then!

Come and help us celebrate our conversion to solar electricity, and learn the three ways you can use 100% renewable energy easily and affordably.

There will be very informal mini-workshops, consisting mostly of Q&A. Bring your latest electric bill; the information will make more sense if you can reference your usage.

Date: Saturday, August 4. We want the sunniest day possible and may change this to Sunday. If we change the day, we'll let you know by email (or give us a call at 259-1812).

Time: 2:30-4:30 pm

Location: 813 Emerson Street. Take Park Street to Emerson (1 block south of Lakeside Street).

2:30 - 3:00: Mingle
3:00 - 3:30: Solar oven demonstration, Chris Moore and Lisa Wiese
3:30 - 4:00: Converting to solar electricity, Jim Winkle
4:00 - 4:30: Conserving electricity, Bob Stoffs, MG&E

There will be sun tea and light snacks. If you have any sunny toys or ideas, bring them! Everyone is welcome.

Jim Winkle and Bonnie Schmidt

Mon, 9-Jul-2007
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Bimonthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. Meetings are almost always done within 1:15 and all are welcome.

Wed, 4-Jul-2007
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Fourth of July Potluck

Theater performance at the July 4th, 2004 neighborhood picnic. Remember last year's July 4 party? It was loads of fun! If you missed it, come this year. If you came, you know enough to come back.

Bring a dish to pass and your own tableware. You may bring a dessert to donate for the BCNA dessert sale.

12-2 at the Franklin Field... er, Goodman Park shelter near the playground.

Sat, 30-Jun-2007
9:00 am (4:00 hrs)
St Marks Youth Group Car Wash
Car Wash at the Labor Temple (Park St). 9 AM to 1:00 PM. Come get the outside of your car washed. $7.00 Funds are being raised for future mission trips and to attend a youth meeting is Chicago. Visit the farmers market while you wait for your car to be washed.
Wed, 20-Jun-2007
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Book talk and signing with Greg Pahl at the South Madison Branch Library
South Madison Branch Library, 2222 S. Park Street, Room 310 Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.

Author and activist, Greg Pahl, will talk about his latest book: The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook: Community Solutions to a Global Crisis, at the South Madison Branch Library.

Greg Pahl has been involved in environmental issues for more than 20 years. In the 1970s he lived "off the grid" in a home in Vermont with a wind turbine. He has written numerous books and articles about biodiesel, wind power, solar energy, electric cars, and "green" home building materials. Greg's other books include: Natural Home Heating: The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Options, Biodiesel: Growing A New Energy Economy, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Saving the Environment.

A book signing and reception will follow Greg's presentation. This is a free community event co-sponsored by The Friends of the South Madison Branch Library and the Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative.

Sat, 16-Jun-2007
3:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Culture Coach in Bay Creek
The Madison Center for Creative and Cultural Arts announces the second summer tour of the Culture Coach, a movable stage that will visit 12 Madison city parks and one in Monona during summer 2007. Each event will begin at 3:00 with a community drum circle featuring hand drums and other hand percussion instruments. The feature performance is scheduled for 4:00 and includes familiar Madison music groups as well as four Overture resident companies.

Today's stop is in Bay Creek at Goodman Park and features Dance Madison Dance!

The afternoon ends with a dance from 5 to 6 p.m. with familiar music that is sure to get everyone out dancing. This is a free family event. Everyone is sure to enjoy a week-end summer afternoon in their neighborhood park. For further information please call 251-2787. Please visit the MCCCA website at www.mccca.net. These events are possible thanks to funding from the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, the Madison Arts Commission, the Madison South Rotary, Madison Community Foundation, Veridian Foundation, private foundations and donations from M&I Bank, Park Bank and Ziegler Design Associates.

Tue, 5-Jun-2007
3:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Wingra Creek field trip
Join neighbors from Brams Addition, Bay Creek, Friends of Lake Wingra for a field trip to Wingra Creek led by Lisa Coleman of City Engineering. We will:
1. Walk the phase one stretch and observe what restoration practices were put in place and how they are working out.
2. Walk the next stretch (phase two), observe how it's the same/different from phase one, and what practices might be applied to its design.

Meet where the Beld Street Bridge crosses the creek. We'll walk in a drizzle, but for a downpour, a rain date is Wednesday June 6.

Sat, 2-Jun-2007
9:00 am (6:00 hrs)
Native Garden Planting Party Planned
Come join friends and neighbors to plant a native prairie garden overlooking Wingra Creek at Beld Street! The “Beld Street Bluff” is part of a bigger project to revitalize the Wingra Creek Parkway. This prairie garden will attract wildlife such as birds and butterflies and become a pleasant spot for human visitors to look out over Wingra Creek. Also, this native prairie will minimize storm water runoff, which will contribute to the health of Wingra Creek.

Once the plants begin to grow, look for swallowtail caterpillars munching on Golden Alexander leaves, monarch butterflies dancing around Blazing Star blossoms and hummingbirds swooping to drink the nectar from Beebalm.

The “Beld Street Bluff” is made possible by a grant from the Graham Martin Foundation. The City of Madison, lead by Genesis Bichanich, and the Friends of Lake Wingra collaborated to write the grant proposal and to coordinate the planting.

Drop-in anytime and bring a trowel (some trowels are available). Cold drinks and refreshments are provided! Please call 663-2838 or email info@lakewingra.org for additional information.

Rain date is Sunday, June 3 from 9:00 to 3:00.

Sat, 2-Jun-2007
8:00 am
Komen Race for the Cure
The Madison Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has set the date of the 10th Annual Komen Madison Race for the Cure®. It will start on Willow Island, at the Alliant Energy Center, and will run through the Bay Creek Neighborhood. The Co-ed 5K Run/Walk is set to begin at 8 am, and participants should be off the roads by 10 am.

Please visit our website for Race Course, Registration and Volunteer Information.

Thank you.

1-800-435-3405

www.madisonraceforthecure.com

racechair@madisonraceforthecure.com

Sat, 26-May-2007
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Garlic Mustard Pull in Turville Woods
In case you missed the Garlic Mustard pull in April, here's a second chance this year.

For more information, contact Tammy Bieberstein, 257-1329.

Thu, 24-May-2007
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Wingra Creek dam
Alder Julia Kerr has scheduled a public meeting about the proposed Wingra Dam project where Lake Wingra outfalls to the creek. It's at St. Mary's Hospital, 707 South Mills (Bay 1). The purpose of the meeting is to give the community background on this important project, and answer questions and get feedback about it.

Please feel free to contact her by phone (260-2661) or email (district13@cityofmadison.com) if you are unable to attend but have questions or comments.

See http://www.cityofmadison.com/engineering/stormwater/wingradam.htm for more info.

Wed, 23-May-2007
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Storm Water Meeting
Alder Julia Kerr has scheduled a meeting about the proposed storm water outfall to Monona Bay. It's at Franklin School, 305 West Lakeside, in the LMC. She is hosting this meeting and city engineering staff will be on-hand to discuss the project, answer your questions, and hear comments.

As always, please feel free to contact her directly at district13@cityofmadison.com or 260-2661 if you would like more information or have questions / comments and can not attend the meeting.

Wed, 16-May-2007
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
South Madison neighborhood plan CDBG funds
The South Madison Ad Hoc Steering Committee has made recommendations for use of the $152,400 in CDBG funds previously set aside for implementing recommendations in South Madison Neighborhood Plan. The Steering Committee recommends these funds be used as follows:

Add traffic lights at the Hughes Place and Park St intersection. Redesign Hughes Place to improve safety. Add pedestrian light to Hughes Place. Extend the islands and straighten the crosswalk at the Buick St. and Park St. intersection.

The total project is estimated to cost approximately $250,000 and is proposed to be completed this summer. For this project to go forward, existing funds within the City Engineering and Traffic Engineering budgets would have to be made available to supplement the CDBG funds to complete the project.

The Steering Committee will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, May 16, from 7:00 to 8:30 at the Community Room in the South Madison Police Station, 825 Hughes Place, Madison.

Representatives from the City of Madison Departments of Real Estate, City Engineering and Traffic Engineering will be present to share preliminary plans for the project.

The Steering Committee will hear comments from the public regarding its proposed use of the $152,400 for the recommended project before considering its final recommendations. Each speaker will be limited to 3 minutes.

Mon, 14-May-2007
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Bimonthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Will we be having the neighborhood garage sale this year? It will likely happen if a few people are willing to organize it, so please come to this meeting if you're interested. Sales are in people's own yards, and we publish a list of items/addresses.
  • Alder Julia Kerr will attend and give a general update on city stuff if people are interested.
  • New Buy Local City Ordinance (Rick Richards will bring info)
  • Small Business Bus Pass Pool currently in planning stages for piloting.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. Meetings are almost always done within 1:15 and all are welcome.

Sat, 28-Apr-2007
1:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Park Street Flower Gardens
Help prepare the gardens before they bloom again this spring. Meet at the South Madison Farmer's Market. Food and refreshments afterwards at Cargo Coffee. For more information, call Will at 661-5177.
Sat, 28-Apr-2007
12:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Operation: Loud and Proud/Education in Madison
To all members of the James C. Wright Middle School and community:

This is an invitation to participate in Operation: Loud & Proud. It is an invitation to all members of our community, anyone who is involved in the lives of our children and concerned about the future of their education.

It is an invitation to speak out, to make your own voice heard, and to help the people around you do the same. I'm beginning a series of letter-writing workshops here at JCW, on the topic education in the city of Madison and the state of Wisconsin.

The first session has been scheduled for the evening of Thursday, April 26th, from 6:00-7:30pm. The agenda of this meeting will be to share information, voice concerns, and communicate needs.

For those who can't make it to the first meeting, a second meeting with the same agenda has been scheduled for Saturday, April 28th, from Noon-1:00pm.

After these two meetings, dates will be set for letter-writing workshops at JCW for members of our community and any others concerned about the future of our children.

For those ready to participate, I have two requests... First, please contact me to let me know which of the two sessions you can attend. You can do so via my personal email, through students at our school, or in person. Second, please let me know what you need for this project to be successful. Help typing? Help with proofreading and editing? Translation? Childcare? If you let me know of your needs, I'll do what I can to see that they're met.

Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Jon Hawkins James C. Wright Middle School 6th Grade Language Arts & Life Skills Email: presterjon76@gmail.com

Sat, 28-Apr-2007
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Garlic Mustard Pull in Turville Woods
Garlic Mustard can displace most native herbaceous species within ten years. It is a major threat to the survival of Wisconsin's woodland herbaceous flora and the wildlife that depend on it. The best time to remove it is before it starts dropping its seeds in late June. Just one garlic mustard plant can create upwards of over 1000 seeds, which can remain viable in the soil for 7 or more years.

Come and help pull Garlic Mustard from Turville Woods.

If preferred, you can bring rubber gripped gardening gloves. Windbreaker type clothing and flat bottomed shoes are best as they don't pick up the seeds. We will have a shoe brush at each site. The Parks Dept provides garbage bags.

My big dream here is to see a "Friends of Turville Woods" form by those who use and love this beautiful conservation park.

For more information, contact Tammy Bieberstein, 257-1329. Websites to check out:

Thu, 26-Apr-2007
6:00 pm (7:30 hrs)
Operation: Loud and Proud/Education in Madison
To all members of the James C. Wright Middle School and community:

This is an invitation to participate in Operation: Loud & Proud. It is an invitation to all members of our community, anyone who is involved in the lives of our children and concerned about the future of their education.

It is an invitation to speak out, to make your own voice heard, and to help the people around you do the same. I'm beginning a series of letter-writing workshops here at JCW, on the topic education in the city of Madison and the state of Wisconsin.

The first session has been scheduled for the evening of Thursday, April 26th, from 6:00-7:30pm. The agenda of this meeting will be to share information, voice concerns, and communicate needs.

For those who can't make it to the first meeting, a second meeting with the same agenda has been scheduled for Saturday, April 28th, from Noon-1:00pm.

After these two meetings, dates will be set for letter-writing workshops at JCW for members of our community and any others concerned about the future of our children.

For those ready to participate, I have two requests... First, please contact me to let me know which of the two sessions you can attend. You can do so via my personal email, through students at our school, or in person. Second, please let me know what you need for this project to be successful. Help typing? Help with proofreading and editing? Translation? Childcare? If you let me know of your needs, I'll do what I can to see that they're met.

Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Jon Hawkins James C. Wright Middle School 6th Grade Language Arts & Life Skills Email: presterjon76@gmail.com

Sat, 21-Apr-2007
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Friends of Monona Bay Earth Day Cleanup
Friends of Monona Bay will be hosting cleanups at Bernies Beach and Brittingham Park. Bring your wheel barrels, rakes, pitchforks, boots and work clothes.
Thu, 5-Apr-2007
7:00 am (1:00 hr)
Epic Toastmasters
Meetings held: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:00 AM No meetings on the 1st Thursday in July or the 1st Thursday in August)

Meeting Location: Strand Associates, Inc. - Training Room 910 W. Wingra Drive, Madison Between Fish Hatchery Road and Park Street (please use the side entrance off South Street)

Toastmasters is a fun and supportive environment to improve your public speaking and presentation skills. We provide opportunities to:

•Develop leadership skills. •Improve listening skills. •Improve impromptu speaking abilities. •Practice your skills at effectively leading meetings. •Provide a positive business networking environment. •Progress at your own pace.

The Epic Club is a “community club,” which is open to anyone who shares our goals of providing a productive and supportive environment where we can improve our speaking, listening, and leadership skills. We have a diverse, enthusiastic membership. Present and past members have included entrepreneurs, contractors, business owners, sales executives, artists, engineers, human resource managers, medical professionals, homemakers, attorneys, ministers, retired professionals and others from all walks of life.

Visitors are always welcome. We do not pressure anyone to participate in the meeting or join the club. If you are interested, we invite you to come observe a meeting or two! Other benefits of our club are:

•An early meeting time to start your day on a positive note. •State-of-the-art presentation facilities (Power Point with video projector and screen) •Free coffee!

Please visit our club soon!

To learn more, please call Julie at 608-358-5634, Jane at 608-455-7004, Steve Hays at 608-221-6724, visit http://hosting.tm35.org/epic/, or come visit the Epic Club on the next 1st or 3rd Thursday.

Sat, 31-Mar-2007
8:00 am (4:00 hrs)
Quann Dog Park cleanup
Help clean up Quann dog park! During the winter we get quite a bit of waste and trash accumulated. There are goodie bags for helpers; they have lots of great coupons, dog treats, and toys.

We'll be cleaning up along the creek, and both inside and outside the fenced in area. If you have any of these things, please bring them:

  • Pooper scoopers and buckets (there will be lots of plastic grocery bags).
  • Pruners to clear a bit of the brush along the RR tracks.
  • A canoe and/or waders and help haul trash out of the creek.
  • Shovels, rakes, and wheel barrows to make quick work of the remaining mulch, which will help greatly during the Spring muddy period.

Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Let's get our park ship-shape for Spring! The cleanup happens rain or shine, snow or no.

Thanks for your help.

Lance, 256-5090, linkvi@terracom.net

Mon, 26-Mar-2007
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
District 13 Alder Candidate Forum
Learn about the candidates!

When: Monday, March 26, 2007, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld Street
What: Discuss issues with the District 13 Alder candidates Julia Kerr and Duane Steinhauer

Residents will have the opportunity to talk to the candidates personally from 8:00-8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Bram's Addition Neighborhood Association, Greenbush Neighborhood with assistance from Jodi at SMPC.

Sat, 24-Mar-2007
1:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Quann Community Garden Drop-in Registration
Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street.
Thu, 15-Mar-2007
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Forum for Mayor & MMSD candidates
Members of the South Metropolitan Planning Council community are invited to attend a citizen forum where mayoral candidates Dave Cieslewicz and Ray Allen, as well as MMSD School Board candidates will respond to issues affecting the Madison area. County Supervisor Kathleen Falk has also stated she will participate. Over 400 people are expected to attend.

The Citizen and Candidates' Action Forum is scheduled to take place on March 15 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, at Covenant Presbyterian Church (326 Segoe Road^× corner of Mineral Point Rd and Segoe Rd). The event is organized by the Northside Planning Council in conjunction with the member institutions of Dane County United.

The South Metropolitan Planning Council community is invited to attend this event involving Madison^Ņs next elected officials. Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 6:45 to ensure parking and are encouraged to register in advance because of the large number of people attending. You can register by contacting Vernon Blackwell at (246-8379). When you arrive at the event, just mention that you are with the SMPC community.

Have a pleasant day and I hope you can attend.

Vernon Blackwell

Northside Planning Council

Dane County United

Thu, 15-Mar-2007
7:00 am (1:00 hr)
Epic Toastmasters
Epic Toastmasters

Meetings held: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:00 AM (No meetings on the 1st Thursday in July or the 1st Thursday in August)

Meeting Location: Strand Associates, Inc. - Training Room 910 W. Wingra Drive, Madison Between Fish Hatchery Road and Park Street (please use the side entrance off South Street)

Toastmasters is a fun and supportive environment to improve your public speaking and presentation skills. We provide opportunities to:

•Develop leadership skills. •Improve listening skills. •Improve impromptu speaking abilities. •Practice your skills at effectively leading meetings. •Provide a positive business networking environment. •Progress at your own pace.

The Epic Club is a “community club,” which is open to anyone who shares our goals of providing a productive and supportive environment where we can improve our speaking, listening, and leadership skills. We have a diverse, enthusiastic membership. Present and past members have included entrepreneurs, contractors, business owners, sales executives, artists, engineers, human resource managers, medical professionals, homemakers, attorneys, ministers, retired professionals and others from all walks of life.

Visitors are always welcome. We do not pressure anyone to participate in the meeting or join the club. If you are interested, we invite you to come observe a meeting or two! Other benefits of our club are:

•An early meeting time to start your day on a positive note. •State-of-the-art presentation facilities (Power Point with video projector and screen) •Free coffee!

Please visit our club soon!

Wed, 14-Mar-2007
3:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Maintaining Neighborhood Character
The National American Planning Association (APA) is scheduling an audio/web conference on "Maintaining Neighborhood Character" on March 14, 2007 from 3:00 -4:00 p.m. The City of Madison will host this audio/web conference for interested neighborhood leaders at the Water Utility, 119 E. Olin Avenue, Conference Room (A & B). Below is the description of the audio/web conference:

Maintaining Neighborhood Character: Many historic neighborhoods are experiencing rapid teardowns and the rebuilding of monster homes or other buildings that undermine smart growth principles. For historic and conservation districts this is a pressing issue. Learn how communities have developed codes and guidelines, as well as community visioning programs, that respond to these incompatible developments. As communities grow and change, explore how historic preservation can be successfully linked to new development. Cosponsor: National Alliance of Preservation Commissions.

During the conference, you will listen to a discussion via the telephone and view a PowerPoint Presentation. Discussion afterwards amongst neighborhood leaders is encourage. RVSP to Ruth Ethington at 267-8727, Ext. 211 or email rethington@cityofmadison.com. Free of charge!

Logistics

Date: March 14, 2007
Audio/Web Conference: Maintaining Neighborhood Character
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Note: This time was set by the National APA on when the audio/web conference would start)
Where: Water Utility, 119 E. Olin Avenue, Madison, WI
Parking & Transportation: Automobile parking is available in parking lot or Olin Parkway. If you are traveling by bus, contact Madison Metro at 266-4466 - TTY/Textnet: 866.704.2316 or mymetrobus@cityofmadison.com. If you are traveling by bike, bike parking at front entrance of Water Utility.

If you have any questions, please contact Jule Stroick, Neighborhood Planner, at 267-8744, Ext. 218 or email jstroick@cityofmadison.com.

Mon, 12-Mar-2007
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • All Bay Creek positions -- officers, area reps, committee chairs -- are up for election. Come out and vote, learn what the various committees do, what their upcoming plans are, and how you can participate.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 10-Mar-2007
5:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Pie Sale to benefit Operation Helmet
St Mark's youth will be sponsering a pie sale during the Saturday Steak Fry at the VFW, 133 Lakeside Street. Home baked pies will be sold by the slice or whole. Proceeds from the pie sale will all go to Operation Helmet. The Iraq War has been associated with an unusually high rate of traumatic brain injury. Check out the Operation Helmet web site to see how a $99.00 helmet liner has been making such a difference to our troops. So come out for steak, pie, or both and support our troops, your neighborhood VFW and St. Mark's youth. Matching funds will be provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Central Dane Chapter.
Sat, 10-Mar-2007
1:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Healthy Lawn Team, Inc. Annual Workship
  • Shelley Ryan, host of The Wisconsin Gardener TV show on WI Public TV, will give a brief intro to kick off the meeting.
  • Horticulturalist Astrid Newenhouse, PhD, will talk about how to have a healthy lawn.
  • Claire Gervais, MD will talk about the risks of pesticide use.

First Unitarian Society
900 University Bay Dr, Madison
Come early! Doors open at 12:30 for registration. Free and open to the public

Healthy Lawn Team, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is concerned with the health and environmental effects of pesticides.

Sat, 17-Feb-2007
5:30 pm (4:00 hrs)
Folklore Village Intergenerational Fun Night
AT: Trinity United Methodist Church, 1123 Vilas Ave.

After a spaghetti dinner served to support TUMC’s Appalachia Service Project trip, FV will perform and then teach everyone the moves to fun folk dancing. Bring the whole family!

Saturday, Feb. 17th 5:30 Spaghetti Dinner 7:30 Dancing Starts

Come for spaghetti or dancing, or BOTH!

For dinner: Adults $8, Students $5, kids under 4 FREE

Dancing is FREE

Mon, 12-Feb-2007
6:30 pm (0:30 hrs)
Bimonthly Neighborhood Coffee
Neighborhood folks plan to gather at the Washington Hotel Coffee Room (affectionately known as Lakeside Coffee) on the second Monday of even months. This is not a meeting! There's no agenda. We may talk informally about neighborhood stuff, or not. All are welcome.
Wed, 7-Feb-2007
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Friends of Monona Bay Monthly Meeting
The City of Madison is proposing to install a new storm sewer pipe from Park Street (just South of Erin Street) to Monona Bay. This project is intended to provide relief to the existing storm line down Erin Street (which has approximately a 1-year storm capacity) and to eliminate the flooding of the low point in Park Street which makes the street essentially impassable during larger storm events. Greg Fries will be attending our meeting to make a presentaton regarding this project.

Friends of Monona Bay meets at 6:30 pm in McConnell Hall, Classroom 1. McConnell Hall is at 124 South Brooks Street, across the street from Meriter Hospital. Anyone who has an interest in Monona Bay is welcome.

Mon, 8-Jan-2007
5:30 pm (2:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Annual BCNA potluck at 5:30, followed by the meeting at 6:30. Bring a dish to pass, and your own plates and utensils .
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Mon, 11-Dec-2006
6:30 pm (0:30 hrs)
Bimonthly Neighborhood Coffee
Neighborhood folks plan to gather at the Washington Hotel Coffee Room (affectionately known as Lakeside Coffee) on the second Monday of even months. This is not a meeting! There's no agenda. We may talk informally about neighborhood stuff, or not. All are welcome.
Mon, 4-Dec-2006
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
City Plan Comission Public Hearing on 1610 Gilson St. Project
This project calls for demolition of a single family residence and a barbershop, and for rezoning from PUD (GDP) to PUD (SIP) to allow construction of a new mixed-use building containing approximately 5,200 square feet of retail space and 13 rental apartment units.
Thu, 16-Nov-2006
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Presentation of Monona Bay Watershed Assessment and Management Plan
PLACE: 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building, UW-Madison campus 1513 University Avenue, best accessed from Engineering Drive, FREE parking in Lot 17

Enhancing an Urban Resource: Watershed Assessment & Management Plan for Monona Bay

Masters students in the Water Resources Management (WRM) program in the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies cordially invite you to our presentation of results from our 2006 workshop. Each summer, a group of WRM students work together on a specific water management project. This past summer, our work was focused on Monona Bay. Please join us as we present our findings and recommendations on how to increase the quality & recreational enjoyment of Monona Bay. Areas we will cover include aquatic plant management, stormwater management, water quality issues, and public outreach plans.

The presentation will run from 7-8pm on Thursday November 16th in room 1106 of the Mechanical Engineering Building on the UW-Madison campus. Posters and literature will be out on display starting at 6:30pm. There will be a reception with refreshments following the talk.

For more information on Monona Bay, go to the Friends of Monona Bay web page at http://www.mononabay.org/.

***Please pass this invitation on to others who may be interested in urban watershed management and/or Monona Bay.***

This project was funded by a Lake Management Planning Grant from the Wisconsin DNR awarded to the Dane County Office of Lakes and Watersheds and the Friends of Monona Bay.

Please email Alison Coulson at acoulson@wisc.edu if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!

DIRECTIONS: From University Ave., turn south on N. Randall Ave. Take first right (west) onto Engineering Drive (across from Union South). Follow Engineering Drive to the parking garage on your left (Lot 17). The Mechanical Engineering building is on the right of Engineering Drive, north of Lot 17. Signs to Rm. 1106 will be posted. Please see the map in the attached document. An additional map of the location is available at: http://www.fpm.wisc.edu/smoasp/HCAccess.asp?Building=0407

Mon, 13-Nov-2006
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Bimonthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.
  • Proposed 13 unit apartment building on 1610 Gilson St.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome.

Sat, 11-Nov-2006
7:30 am (All day)
2006 Neighborhood Conference
This is an excellent opportunity to learn leadership skills and how to improve Bay Creek and Madison. I believe you can register the day of the conference. The fee is $30 and includes lunch!

Many people from the Bay Creek Neighborhood Association have been to one of these, and there are at least two people from Bay Creek presenting in the sessions this year.

See http://www.cityofmadison.com/neighborhoods/neighborhoodconf2006/ for complete information.

Sat, 4-Nov-2006
4:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
St. Mark's Annual Turkey Dinner
Get a taste of Thanksgiving early with a delicious meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and more, topped off with homemade pies and desserts. St. Mark's will hold its annual feast on Saturday, November 4th from 4:00 to 7:00 in the church basement at 605 Spruce Street. Tickets are $8.50 for adults, $6.00 for seniors, and children aged 4-12 are $4.50.
Mon, 30-Oct-2006
7:00 pm (1:15 hrs)
New Environmental Action team forming in Bay Creek
There's a new Environmental Action (EnAct) team forming in Bay Creek. These are quite popular here; this is the fourth team in the neighborhood.

What is EnAct? It's a small group of people who explore ways to save money, make our homes safe and healthy, and live more environmentally sustainable lifestyles. We will also get to know our neighbors and build a stronger sense of community.

During six informal sessions at each other's homes, we will work together to reduce waste, conserve energy, protect water quality, choose healthy food, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We'll celebrate with a potluck when we finish the program.

To learn more, please come to an informational meeting at 7pm on Monday, October 30 at 857 South Shore Drive. I'll have veggie chili waiting for you.

Feel free to give me a call if you have questions.
Me (Amy Sanborn): 354-8666
Steve Keidl: 669-5775
Kevin Coleman, EnAct Program Manager: 240-2888

Also visit the EnAct website www.enactwi.org to learn more.

Thanks! Amy

Sat, 21-Oct-2006
3:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Park Street Median Gardens
Friends and Neighbors on Park Street:

Join us at Cargo Coffee to celebrate a successful first season of the Park Street Median Gardens. We'll recognize the hard work done by volunteers, give a "best on the street" prize, and recognize sponsors. We'll also plan some improvements for next year.

Place: Cargo Coffee

Tue, 10-Oct-2006
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
1610 Gilson St. redevelopment
Clarence Brown will present his proposal to demolish 4 structures on 1610 Gilson St.  They will be replaced with a mixed use Retail/Apartment complex.  This is on the southern end of the Bay Creek Neighborhood.

Takes place at the Catholic Multicultural Center Community Center, 1862 Beld St.

See these links for background info:

http://www.madison.com/archives/read.php?ref=/wsj/2006/03/22/0603220046.php http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/planning/projects/rezoning/1610gs.html

Mon, 9-Oct-2006
6:30 pm (0:30 hrs)
Bimonthly Neighborhood Coffee
Neighborhood folks plan to gather at the Washington Hotel Coffee Room (affectionately known as Lakeside Coffee) on the second Monday of even months. This is not a meeting! There's no agenda. We may talk informally about neighborhood stuff, or not. All are welcome.
Sat, 23-Sep-2006
1:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
4th Annual Bay Creek Ice Cream Social - IT'S ON!

Updated Sat, 11:55am: It's on(!) (at least until it starts raining again). Come early!

The 4th Annual Bay Creek Ice Cream Social will be at Bernie's Beach. We'll have ice cream from the Chocolate Shoppe and some non-dairy alternatives available. Please bring a topping to share and cups and root beer if you want to make floats.

Bonnie Schmidt and Judy Robinson are organizing this year's social and are looking for volunteers to help set up, scoop and clean up.

Please call Bonnie at 259-0666 or Judy at 469-1218 to volunteer. Hope to see you there!!!

Thu, 14-Sep-2006
5:15 pm (2:00 hrs)
Monona Bay pollution discussion
Do you fish in Monona Bay?

Did you know that the State of Wisconsin has identified Monona Bay as a "toxic hotspot" for mercury and PCB pollution?

Learn about the status of fish and sediment contamination in Monona Bay from state and county officials at the upcoming Lakes & Watershed Commission meeting:

City County Building, Room 309
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

For more information about pollution in Monona Bay, and about the Madison Fish Project, contact:
Madison Environmental Justice Organization
www.mejo.us
info@mejo.us
608.240.1485

Mon, 11-Sep-2006
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Bimonthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome.

Sun, 10-Sep-2006
Ironman Wisconsin
Sun, 10-Sep-2006
1:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
4th Annual Bay Creek Ice Cream Social - POSTPONED
This is postponed due to rain until Sat, Sep 23.

The 4th Annual Bay Creek Ice Cream Social will be on Sunday Sept. 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Bernie's Beach. We'll have ice cream from the Chocolate Shoppe and some non-dairy alternatives available. Please bring a topping to share and cups and root beer if you want to make floats. Bonnie Schmidt and Judy Robinson are organizing this year's social and are looking for volunteers to help set up, scoop and clean up. Please call Bonnie at 259-0666 or Judy at 469-1218 to volunteer. Hope to see you there!!!

Mon, 14-Aug-2006
6:30 pm (0:30 hrs)
Bimonthly Neighborhood Coffee
Neighborhood folks plan to gather at the Washington Hotel Coffee Room (affectionately known as Lakeside Coffee) on the second Monday of even months. This is not a meeting! There's no agenda. We may talk informally about neighborhood stuff, or not. All are welcome.
Thu, 3-Aug-2006
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
City Budget 101 Training
Progressive Dane Announces: City Budget 101 Part 4 in the Progressive Dane Learning Series

Have you wondered how Madison's budget process works? Have you tried to understand what items are included in the City's Operating budget and what items are in the Capital budget? Would you like to know how and when you can testify as part of the budget deliberations or how to find information about proposed budget amendments for programs or services you care about?

"City Budget 101", the fourth installment in Progressive Dane's learning series, will take place Thursday, August 3 at 7 p.m. in the main conference room at the Social Justice Center, 1202 Williamson Street. At "City Budget 101", Alders Brenda Konkel and Austin King will explain how the city budget process works, how the public can give input on this process, what budget cuts Madison can expect for this fall, and answer your questions about the budget. City Budget 101 is taking place just a few weeks before Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's August 22nd public hearing for his proposed 2007 City Budget.

The Progressive Dane Learning Series is free and open to the general public. The Social Justice Center is wheelchair accessible. Questions should be directed to the Progressive Dane office at 608-257-4985 or office@prodane.org. Alder Brenda Konkel, brendakonkel@yahoo.com ; 345-8720 Alder Austin King, austinking@gmail.com; 213-0104

Wed, 2-Aug-2006
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Bees on The Bay: what's the buzz?
There shall be a meeting on Wednesday, August 2, 6-8 PM in the Madison Water Utility conference rooms (119 E Olin Ave) to discuss the SolarBees on Monona Bay. The SolarBee company will be present to give information and to answer questions.

If you plan to attend please let Genesis Bichanich know just so she has a rough estimate, if you don't reach her, you can still attend.

Genesis Bichanich, Water Resource Specialist, City of Madison - Engineering, (608) 266-4059, GBichanich@cityofmadison.com

Tue, 25-Jul-2006
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Public hearing on ATC power line siting issues
Dane County Committee on Environment, Agriculture and Natural Resources will be holding a public hearing on the siting of the American Transmission Company (ATC) powerlines at 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 25, at the Alliant Energy Center (1919 Alliant Energy Center Way. The Center is off of Rimrock Road near John Nolen.)

Dane County staff will make a presentation and the public will have time to comment to the Committee. The purpose of the hearing is to look at siting issues only. County staff has no experience with feasibility or energy issues. They will looking purely at "IF the lines were sited on any of three suggested routes, what would the impacts be on the land?"

Sat, 22-Jul-2006
1:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Walking and Biking to and from the Goodman Pool
Severe weather date Sun July 23.

Snacks! Bottled water! Music!

Join us on an easy walk of about one mile (each way) to the pool. Starting locations:

  • Harambee, 2202 S. Park Street
    Walk with Mayor Dave
  • South Madison Farmers' Market
    Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park Street
    Walk with Christa Dubill of Channel 27 and Milele Chikasa Anana of UMOJA

Each is an easy walk of about one mile (each way) to the pool. Both follow recommended routes mapped by neighborhood walking audits.

Daily admission to the pool: $3 adults, $2 youth. Kids under 3 years free. Non-Madison residents 50 cents more; over 62 receive 50-cent discount. Call 294-5323 or email kandrusz@cityofmadison.com if your family needs help with admission cost for this event.

Prize drawings and refreshments at Goodman Park next to pool.

Collaborating partners:

Safe Community Coalition; South Metropolitan Planning Council (SMPC); Neighborhoods of Greenbush, Capitol View Heights, Bram's Addition, Burr Oaks, Bay Creek; City of Madison of Public Health, Engineering, Police, Traffic Engineering, Parks, Planning and Development, Metro District, 13 and 14 Alders, FitCity Madison

Thu, 20-Jul-2006
6:30 pm (3:00 hrs)
Movie "Romero," Coffee, and Salvadoran treats - Fund Raiser for Sister Cities trip
COME JOIN US!! St. Mark's Lutheran Church 605 Spruce St., Madison 256-8463

Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. For a showing of the movie "ROMERO" - the life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero who opposed, at great personal risk, the tyrannical repression in El Salvador.

"Bishop Oscar Romero, modern prophet and martyr, is an inspiration for those working for justice today!"

Desserts, "Just Coffee" and pupusas, traditional Salvadoran food, will be available for donations. The funds will go to the delegation from Madison Arcatao Sister City Project going to El Salvador in August.

Mon, 10-Jul-2006
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Bimonthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome.

Tue, 4-Jul-2006
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Fourth of July Potluck

Theater performance at the July 4th, 2004 neighborhood picnic. Remember last year's July 4 party? It was loads of fun! If you missed it, come this year. If you came, you know enough to come back.

Bring a dish to pass and your own tableware. You may bring a dessert to donate for the BCNA dessert sale.

12-2 at the Franklin Field... er, Goodman Park shelter near the playground.

Sat, 24-Jun-2006
9:00 am (6:00 hrs)
Rummage sale
2-3 household rummage sale at 834 W Lakeside St. from 9am to 3pm, Sat, June 24. Preserve the environment: reuse, recycle! Support your neighbors - come check out our stuff! Clothing, books, furniture, household items, music, linens, plants, more... Rain date to be announced.
Sat, 17-Jun-2006
9:00 am (6:00 hrs)
Stake in the Lakes Monona Bay Clean-up and Picnic
Take a Stake in the Lakes! June 17, 2006 9am to noon, with picnic at 12:30

A day for fun, work, and play on Monona Bay! Morning shoreline cleanup will be followed by GREAT food and music in the afternoon. Sponsored by Friends of Monona Bay and the Four Lakes Sierra Club.

Monona Bay Shoreline Cleanup 9am - noon (picnic at noon)

We will have supplies (garbage bags/rubber gloves) at 2 locations:
  • Brittingham Beach
  • Bernies Beach

FOMB Community Picnic - noon - 3:00pm

at Brittingham Park Shelter Join us for the picnic, open to everyone!

Walk, bike, swim, paddle, or drive and join us!
Parking:
At Brittingham Beach, about 20 parking spaces are available in the lot on West Brittingham Place, just off of North Shore Drive. On street parking should also be available nearby. There is also a parking lot near Brittingham's shelter entrance on West Washinton.

Bernies Beach is at the north end of Gilson Street. Nearby on street parking is available on South Shore Drive and West Lakeside Street.

See http://mononabay.org for more info.

Mon, 12-Jun-2006
6:30 pm (0:30 hrs)
Bimonthly Neighborhood Coffee
Neighborhood folks plan to gather at the Washington Hotel Coffee Room (affectionately known as Lakeside Coffee) on the second Monday of even months. This is not a meeting! There's no agenda. We may talk informally about neighborhood stuff, or not. All are welcome.
Sun, 11-Jun-2006
10:30 am (2:00 hrs)
Tastefully Simple Fundraiser
St Marks Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St, is having a Tastefully Simple Fundraiser. Please join us at 10:30AM (after church) on June 11th for sampling of Tastefully Simple product-yummy stuff! Tastefully Simple is donating 25% of the sales to St Marks. If you can't make it and would like to see at catalogue, place an order, please call Sandy Fowler at 251-6931.

Tasefully Simple link: http://www.tastefullysimple.com/

Sat, 10-Jun-2006
9:00 am
Take a Stake in the Lakes - Wingra (Murphy's) Creek
Capitol Water Trails annual Wingra (Murphy's) Creek Cleanup, 9:00 a.m. Goodman Park 1402 Wingra Creek Pkwy (previously Franklin Field). Bring a canoe if you have one. Drinking water, trash bags, provided. Children under 16 to be accompanied by a guardian. Contact cwt@capitolwatertrails.org or 223-0995.
Wed, 7-Jun-2006
4:30 pm
Proposed changes in Romnes Apartments Residency
To all Bay Creek residents from area 3 Rep Al Schwoegler:

A Bay Creek resident has brought the following to my attention:

The City of Madison Community Development Authority (CDA) is seeking to change the tenant charter for Romnes Apartments; 540 West Olin Avenue. Presently, the Romnes charter allows low-income tenants age 50/ older or disabled tenants. A proposed change will allow low-income tenants as young as age 18.

This change is being proposed because of declining numbers of tenants at Romnes.

There will be a sub-committee meeting concerning this issue at the Community Room in Romnes Apartments lower level Wednesday June 7 at 4:30 pm. Attend if you are opposed to relaxing of tenant age requirements or support it. If unable to attend, contact the City Housing Dept (CDA) and our Alderman with your concerns.

Sat, 3-Jun-2006
1:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Awesome Herb Walk
- Sat. June 3, 1-2 PM at Olin-Turville Park in Madison, $10

- Herb facts, identification tips, ancient plant lore, scientific and botanical info, and more!

- Preregistration by email (Kathleen@wildwoodherbs.com) or phone (608) 663-9608 requested, but drop-ins welcome

-Meet at the parking lot closest to the beltline (at Olin Ave)

Sat, 3-Jun-2006
8:30 am
Race for the Cure
The Madison Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has set the date of the 9th Annual Komen Madison Race for the Cure® for Saturday, June 3rd, 2006. It will start on Willow Island, at the Alliant Energy Center, and will run through the Bay Creek Neighborhood. The Co-ed 5K Run/Walk is set to begin at 8:30 AM.

Please visit our website for Race Course, Registration and Volunteer Information.

Thank you.

1-800-435-3405

www.madisonraceforthecure.com

racechair@madisonraceforthecure.com

Wed, 31-May-2006
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Sneak Preview of the Goodman Pool
Special neighborhood tour of the new Goodman Pool
  • Find out about daily and season passes
  • Learn about lessons and activities
  • Ask all your questions
  • Be prepared to keep cool this summer!!

Rain location: Madison Water Utility, 119 E. Olin Ave.

Sun, 28-May-2006
Mad City Marathon
Fri, 26-May-2006
World's Largest Bratfest, Quann Park, through May 28
Sun, 21-May-2006
12:30 pm (3:30 hrs)
Spoke Out Event for Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin
The 14th Annual SARIS Spoke Out Bike and Walk to Keep Kids Save will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2006 from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. starting and ending at Olin Park in Madison. The event features a bike ride around Lake Monona, a 30-mile ride with members of the Bombay Bicycle Club, or a two-mile walk along Wingra Creek. There will be food and children’s games, clowns, jugglers, and a special performance by Chris Clark, GT/Mongoose Bicycle Stunt Rider. Proceeds from the event will support the services of Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin which is a non-profit that works to strengthen child abuse prevention efforts state-wide. Participants can earn prizes by collecting donations. Pre-registration is $20 for adults and $5 for youth 17 and under. Children under 5 are free. Add an additional $5 for registration the day of the event. For a complete schedule and to register please call (608) 256-3374 or go to www.preventchildabusewi.org.
Sat, 13-May-2006
9:00 am (5:00 hrs)
Friends of the Arboretum Native Plant Sale
Wildflower tent near the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center
1207 Seminole Highway
Madison WI 53711
608-263-7760
www.uwarboretum.org

Over 100 varieties of woodland and prairie plants

* Propagated plants -- not dug from the wild
* All plants native to area
* Experts on hand to answer questions
* Information sheets detailing care with each plant
* Order prairie mixes, native shrubs and trees through March 17 -- Go to www.uwarboretum.org or phone 608.263.7760

Open to the public -- proceeds benefit Arboretum projects 10% discount to Friends' members

Mon, 8-May-2006
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Bimonthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Will we be having the neighborhood garage sale again this year? July 4th potluck?
  • Grafitti on Bay Creek sign at dairy
  • Now that we're meeting less frequently, how can we communicate between meetings about things with a short deadline?
  • Neighborhoods conference planners seeking topics
  • Gilson Street speeding
  • Do we want to make any response to Isthmus about the Farmer's Market and Park Street Partners?
  • Bay Creek and other neighborhoods in June issue of Madison Magazine
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome.

Sat, 29-Apr-2006
9:00 am (6:00 hrs)
TWO gardening volunteer opportunities (9am - noon, 1 - 3 pm)
Spend the morning weeding and/or the afternoon planting with TWO gardening events!

Garlic Mustard Pull in Turville Woods (9 - noon)

Garlic Mustard can displace most native herbaceous species within ten years. It is a major threat to the survival of Wisconsin's woodland herbaceous flora and the wildlife that depend on it. The best time to remove it is before it starts dropping its seeds in late June. Just one garlic mustard plant can create upwards of over 1000 seeds, which can remain viable in the soil for 7 or more years.

Come and help pull Garlic Mustard from Turville Woods.

If preferred, you can bring rubber gripped gardening gloves. Windbreaker type clothing and flat bottomed shoes are best as they don't pick up the seeds. We will have a shoe brush at each site. The Parks Dept provides garbage bags.

My big dream here is to see a "Friends of Turville Woods" form by those who use and love this beautiful conservation park.

For more information, contact Tammy Bieberstein, 257-1329. Websites to check out:

Help plant flowers on Park Street (1 - 3 pm)

Join your neighbors on South Park St. for our volunteer event. We’ll be planting flowers in four locations in the Park St. median. Bring gloves and garden tools if you have them (green thumbs not required). Food and refreshments afterwards.

Time: 1 pm - 3 pm

Place: Meet at the South Madison Farmer’s Market on the Labor Temple Lawn at 1602 South Park St.

For more information call 770-1043.

ALSO, catch the season opening of the South Madison Farmer’s Market 9 am - 2 pm that day.

Sat, 22-Apr-2006
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
TWO Earth Day cleanup events, both from 9am - noon
Our neighbors to the south, Bram's Addition, invite you to join their neighborhood clean-up. They're planning to remove trash from the creek, as well as the sidewalks and greenspaces of the neighborhood. If you have boots or a canoe, they could really use your help cleaning up the creek. Pick up trashbags and gloves and Kenneth Newville Park any time after 9am. Meet back at the Catholic Multicultural Center at noon for lunch provided by BANA and prepared by Theresa Sanders.

Friends of Monona Bay will be hosting cleanups the morning of April 22 at Bernies Beach and Brittingham Park. Bring your wheel barrels, rakes, pitchforks, boots and work clothes. They'll have goodie thank-you bags for children too! Join us for a post-cleanup lunch at a local restaurant.

Wed, 19-Apr-2006
6:30 pm (3:00 hrs)
Park Commission Public Listening Session: Mowing Policies/Expansion of Park Meadow Areas
FROM MADISON PARKS DIVISION

A public listening session is scheduled for the Park Commission meeting to hear public comments and determine the mowing policies and park meadow expansion areas for 2006 and beyond. This will be at the Park Commission meeting of April 19, 2006. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center with the Listening Session scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

There is a DOCUMENT that discusses mowing policies and expansion of park meadow areas. The decision on how to achieve and adjust the balance between highly maintained areas and more natural areas is a significant policy decision for the Park Commission. To provide the public with an opportunity to comment, maps and inventory tables of existing and proposed Meadow areas are being sent to each Neighborhood Association and Alder for the parks in their areas.

If you have any questions and/or comments, please feel free to contact Si Widstrand, Parks Development Manager or James Morgan, Superintendent of Parks by calling 266-4711. A copy of this letter and maps of the affected parks are also being sent to your Alder.

Mon, 10-Apr-2006
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Bimonthly Neighborhood Coffee
Neighborhood folks plan to gather at the Washington Hotel Coffee Room (affectionately known as Lakeside Coffee) on the second Monday of even months. This is not a meeting! There's no agenda. We may talk informally about neighborhood stuff, or not. All are welcome.
Sat, 1-Apr-2006
1:00 pm (2:30 hrs)
Quann Community Garden registration and general membership meeting
To sign up for a garden plot at Quann Community Garden, come to the Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld Street in the downstairs dining room. This is the kick-off meeting and registration, and will run until around 3:30. There will be Spanish and Hmong translation.

If you have questions, please contact one of the pre-registration contacts. Returning gardeners should have already contacted them (by March 10) to reserve their old plot.

Email Cheryl at dewelt AT sbcglobal.net or phone Anne at 251-3115.

Sat, 25-Mar-2006
8:00 am (4:00 hrs)
Quann Dog Park cleanup
Lance (linkvi@terracom.net) will coordinate the cleanup at Quann, so if you know you'll be participating, please let him know so he has a good idea of how many "goodie" bags we'll need for volunteers. (Goody bags usually contain dog treats, coupons for free or reduced prices on services and products, and a toy or two.  Each volunteer gets a bag to take home.)

If you can't participate, there's always cleanup to do on other days. We try to pick up all the dog waste, and any other trash we find in the park. If you can participate, please wear gloves and bring cleanup buckets and scoops with you. I'll have large trash bags and smaller poop bags for everyone who helps.

The cleanup happens rain or shine, snow or no.

Friday, March 17 is the date we'll assemble the goody bags. If anybody wants to help with that, be at the Lussier Family Heritage Center at Lake Farm park anytime between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. (The assembly line is fun, and the organizer always provides hot chili and other noshes for the assemblers.

Tue, 21-Mar-2006
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Madison Metro service change proposals
Metro Transit is in the process of developing service change proposals that would affect service in several neighborhoods.

If you are interested in Metro Transit services, you are encouraged to attend this meeting to learn what these proposals are and provide input to help guide Metro staff through its planning process.

The Harambee Center, 2202 South Park Street

Hosted by the Bay Creek, Brams Addition and Burr Oaks Neighborhood Associations

Mon, 13-Mar-2006
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Strand Associates will be expanding westward towards Fish Hatchery, and will talk about this at the meeting.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of odd months at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Wed, 1-Mar-2006
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Arboretum new power lines?
As you may know, the American Transmission Company (ATC) is in the process of planing several potential routes for electrical transmission lines that will pass through Dane County. At least one of the proposed routes has the potential to affect the Arboretum.

You are invited to attend a presentation by ATC at which time they will present the proposed route for our feedback.

The meeting will be held at the Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy., at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 1st.

I hope to see you there!

Evelyn Howell

Chair, Arboretum Committee

Fri, 17-Feb-2006
6:00 pm (8:00 hrs)
African American Celebrationon for FRIDAY 2/17
The snow storm cancelled school and the event planned for Thursday - but we have RESCHEDULED for this Friday 2/17! Wright Middle School African-American History Month Celebration Dinner & Program "Be Strong, Be Proud, Be Determined, Be You"

James C. Wright Middle School 1717 Fish Hatchery Road FRIDAY, Feb. 17th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Students, Families, Staff & General Public are Welcome Tickets are $3 in advance ($5 at door) Wright Middle School Students Free with School ID Card

Thu, 16-Feb-2006
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Wright School African American History Celebration
African-American History Month Celebration Dinner & Program "Be Strong, Be Proud, Be Determined, Be You"

James C. Wright Middle School 1717 Fish Hatchery Road Thursday, Feb 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Students, Families & General Public are Welcome Tickets are $3 in advance ($5 at door) J. C. Wright School Students Free with School ID Card

ADVANCE TICKET ORDER

Return with payment to Wright School Office by February 10th, you may pick up tickets at office in advance or have held at door. Questions/problems? Call Fern Murdoch 270-3781

Name________________________________________

Phone #_______________________________________

Mon, 13-Feb-2006
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Those who attended the January meeting took a brief survey about the neighborhood; what do we think about offering this more widely?
  • All Bay Creek positions -- officers, area reps, committee chairs -- are up for election. Come out and vote, learn what the various committees do, what their upcoming plans are, and how you can participate.
  • UW journalism student writing about Bay Creek this semester.
  • This is our last even-numbered monthly meeting; from now on, we meet just in the odd months.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Fri, 10-Feb-2006
5:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Sweetheart Spaghetti Dinner
Help support St. Mark's PromiseKids Afterschool Program of the Arts by enjoying a delicious plate of spaghetti. Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday Feb. 10th in the church basement at 605 Spruce St. We'll be serving spaghetti with your choice of marinara sauce, meat or meatless, and pesto made with fresh basil from last summer's garden, garlic bread, salad, and homemade pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Suggested donation is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 and under. Our afterschool program is totally free. Your support really helps!
Thu, 26-Jan-2006
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
School Budget opportunity - Wright School LMC
You’re Invited to Help with the School District’s $100 Budget - January 26 at Wright Middle School 6pm

MMSD parents are invited to make suggestions and set priorities for budget reductions necessary for next year in an exercise called the $100 Budget.

The $100 Budget reflects the proportionate share for 47 major program areas of the actual MMSD budget.

The exercise will also show the difficulty of making up to $10 million in budget cuts for next year, and improve understanding of the impact of budget reductions.

All MMSD residents are invited to participate. The sessions should run between 1 hour 30 and 1 hour 45 minutes.

Residents can get more information about the $100 budget exercise and can work on their own budget reductions by going to www.mmsd.org/budget/100dollar/

Wed, 18-Jan-2006
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Sierra Club speaker series: Nature Photography Tips
Update: This may take place at the Washington Hotel Coffee Room.

The Group offers a monthly program September through May. Non-members and the public are always encouraged to attend our educational offerings. They are held the 3rd Wednesday of every month and consist of a brief update on current conservation issues and upcoming events, then a program featuring a speaker or a club member presentation.

Location: Vandewalle & Associates, 120 E, Lakeside St.

Mon, 9-Jan-2006
5:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Annual BCNA potluck at 5:30, followed by the meeting at 6:30.
  • The future of the neighborhood association will be decided; everyone can discuss and vote on this. Please come and voice your opinion. If you want to see the association continue, consider volunteering; we've lost a tremendous number of people over the past year or so, mostly from moving out of the neighborhood. Jean Neilson from the SMPC will (tentatively) be there to offer her wisdom.
  • Johnny Ellis of the Grassroots Leadership College will present a 10 minute video about their services. This is related to the above; we're hoping someone will revitalize the Bay Creek neighborhood association as a GLC project.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Fri, 16-Dec-2005
6:00 pm (10:00 hrs)
Othello
Come to Young Shakespeare Players' final production of Othello. Bring your family and friends! It's free and children are welcome. This is one of Shakespeare's most famous and glorious tragedies.

Evening performances on 15-17 at 6 p.m..; 11 a.m. matinees on Dec. 17 and 18. All performances are at the YSP playhouse at 1806 West Lawn Ave. (near Monroe & Spooner Streets).

The Young Shakespeare Players have been performing the works of Shakespeare for 25 years!! Hope to see you there! Visit www.ysp.org for more information.

Mon, 12-Dec-2005
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Van Deusen street has experienced many burgleries in recent years; Officer Mary Thurber will be on hand to talk about this at about 7:00. She'll also let us know about how to start a Neighborhood Watch.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Thu, 1-Dec-2005
6:00 pm (4:00 hrs)
Young Shakespeare Players present Othello
Dear Neighbors,

A SPECIAL INVITATION to Young Shakespeare Players' production of Othello. Bring your family and friends! It's free and children are welcome. This is one of Shakespeare's most famous and glorious tragedies.

Evening performances on Dec. 1-4, 8-11, 15-17 at 6 p.m..; 11 a.m. matinees on Dec. 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18. All performances are at the YSP playhouse at 1806 West Lawn Ave. (near Monroe & Spooner Streets).

The Young Shakespeare Players have been performing the works of Shakespeare for 25 years!! Hope to see you there! Visit www.ysp.org for more information.

Wed, 16-Nov-2005
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Sierra Club speaker series: Organic Standards & Local Foods
Come join Lynn Olson from our own beloved Willy Street Co-op. She will cover a variety of topics from the changes in organic standards to their methods of sourcing goods for the store. Learn more about how they work with their food vendors, and local farms and farmers, to bring us the best in produce, meat, dairy. Buying local and organic is an important way to support the environment, and we are lucky to have such a resource in town to make that process easier! Find out more about how they do it.

The Group offers a monthly program September through May. Non-members and the public are always encouraged to attend our educational offerings. They are held the 3rd Wednesday of every month and consist of a brief update on current conservation issues and upcoming events, then a program featuring a speaker or a club member presentation.

Location: Vandewalle & Associates, 120 E, Lakeside St.

Mon, 14-Nov-2005
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • DELAYED UNTIL DEC: Van Deusen street has experienced many burgleries in recent years; a police officer will be on hand to talk about this.
  • Tom Maglio from the City parks department will present an early design of the new Parks Division Maintenance Facility which will be built in Goodman Park next year.
  • Sarah King will hand out a survey regarding your access to fresh, healthy, culturally appropriate foods along Park Street.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 29-Oct-2005
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Free leaf bags
Free compostable leaf bags at Cargo Coffee. Thanks to Quality Hardware for donating the bags. Please only one free bag per household. These are especially useful to residents who live on streets with narrow terraces.
Thu, 20-Oct-2005
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Wright Middle School Spaghetti Dinner & Dance
Come enjoy a good meal and fun music at Wright Middle School. This is our Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Dance, with music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, & 90's - dress as your favorite decade if you wish! Enjoy various spaghetii toppings (from veggie to meat)while "Slurpin' to the Oldies". Everyone welcome.
Thu, 20-Oct-2005
5:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Public Information Meeting on the design of S. Park Street
SEH and ZD Studios with the City of Madison will have a Public Information Meeting on the design of S. Park Street (Chandler St. to Haywood Dr.) will be held on Thursday, October 20. The meeting will be held at St. Marys Hospital, Assembly Hall, (Bay 6 on Lobby floor). The doors will open at 5:30 pm. The consultants will give a 30 minute presentation at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting concluding around 7:30 p.m.

The design and engineering firms of SEH and ZD Studios were hired to complete a streetscape plan for South Park Street between Chandler Street and Haywood Drive. This part of Park Street has a very lively business section and is an important asset to the adjacent neighborhoods. It is also part of a prominent gateway to University of Wisconsin, downtown Madison, and emerging as a bio-medical corridor. It is important for area businesses and neighborhood residents to attend this Public Information meeting because the proposed streetscape design will set the tone for the rest of Park Street.

Wed, 19-Oct-2005
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Sierra Club speaker series: The Slow Food Movement
Join Susan Boldt, a local leader of the Slow Food movement. Slow Food, founded in 1986, is an international organization which aims to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life. Through a variety of initiatives, it promotes gastronomic culture, develops taste education, conserves agricultural biodiversity and protects transitional food at risk of extinction. Susan will offer an education tour of the concepts and practices of slow food. We are also hosting another Slow Food Dinner at Tami Lax's new restaurant The Old Fashioned.

The Group offers a monthly program September through May. Non-members and the public are always encouraged to attend our educational offerings. They are held the 3rd Wednesday of every month and consist of a brief update on current conservation issues and upcoming events, then a program featuring a speaker or a club member presentation.

Location: Vandewalle & Associates, 120 E, Lakeside St.

Sat, 15-Oct-2005
1:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Park Street Beautification
Help prepare flower gardens in the Park Street median. Join your neighbors from Greenbush, Bay Creek, Burr Oaks, and Brams Addition to add beauty to Park Street. We will spread compost and mulch to prepare four gardens for planting next spring. Wear work clothes, and, if you have them, bring gloves, a garden rake, a hoe, and a pitchfork. Meet at the Southside Farmers Market (Park Street at W. Wingra Dr.) October 15, 1-3 pm. Raindate October 16, 1-3 pm. 770-1043.
Sat, 15-Oct-2005
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Free leaf bags
Free compostable leaf bags at Cargo Coffee. Thanks to Quality Hardware for donating the bags. Please only one free bag per household. These are especially useful to residents who live on streets with narrow terraces.
Mon, 10-Oct-2005
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Probably a continued discussion of the future of the neighborhood association. We'll vote on this in January.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 1-Oct-2005
11:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Anti Hunger Fundraiser
The Empty Bowls 6th Annual Fundraising Dinner

To benefit anti-hunger organizations including the Partner Shares Program and the Community Meals Program.

Saturday October 1, 2005 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Madison Senior Center 330 W. Mifflin Street Madison

Meal of freshly prepared soup and bread is FREE * for $15 donation guests receive handmade pottery bowl.

Please contact Abby Wind (608)226-0300 partnershares@macsac.org * www.macsac.org for more information.

Sun, 25-Sep-2005
11:00 am (3:00 hrs)
The 13th Annual Saris Spoke Out Ride and Walk to Prevent Child Abuse
The 13th Annual Saris Spoke Out Ride and Walk to Prevent Child Abuse will be held on Sunday, September 25th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting and ending at Olin Park in Madison. The event features a bike ride around Lake Monona, or a two-mile walk along Wingra Creek.

There will be food from Pedros and family entertainment. Special activities will include the Schwinn Bicycle Air Show Stunt Team, clowns, jugglers, and prizes.

Proceeds from the event will support the services of Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin which is a non-profit that works to strengthen child abuse prevention efforts state-wide. Participants can earn bike locks, bike racks, bicycles, and a grand prize of a Trek Travel Trip for two by raising donations.

Pre-registration is $20 for adults and $5 for youth 17 and under. Children under 5 are free. For more information please call 608-256-3374 or go to www.preventchildabusewi.org.

Thu, 15-Sep-2005
6:30 pm (3:00 hrs)
Mayor's Budget Workshop Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld St.
Members of the public will hear a budget presentation by the mayor, and will take part in a "build your own budget" exercise in which they can propose specific cuts and spending to produce a balanced budget.

Mon, 12-Sep-2005
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sun, 4-Sep-2005
1:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
3rd Annual Bay Creek Ice Cream Social
The 3rd Annual Bay Creek Ice Cream Social will be on Sunday, September 4 from 1-4 p.m. at Bernie's Beach. This is great chance to see old friends and make some new ones too. Non-dairy alternatives will be available courtesy of Mifflin St. Coop. Bring a topping to share and come join the fun! If you can help with set-up, scooping or clean-up, please contact Judy, jbella@merr.com or 469-1218. Hope to see you there!
Mon, 8-Aug-2005
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sun, 31-Jul-2005
5:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Kenyan Benefit Dinner
St. Mark's is serving a Kenyan Meal to raise money to send 3 deaf teens to secondary school in Kenya. Becca Hamm, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and daughter of St. Mark's choir director, pays the fees of her former students directly to the schools they attend. All three children are a slated to graduate after this year. Most deaf people in Kenya are doomed to poverty and hopelessness begging in the streets. With very little effort we can make a difference in these 3 lives. Our donations can help these remarkable kids graduate and live productively. Come to St. Mark's fellowship hall, 605 Spruce Street, and enjoy authentic Kenyan beef and vegetarian curries, chapatis (flat bread), ugali (cooked corn meal), sukuma wiki (greens) and delicious Kenyan Chai.
Mon, 4-Jul-2005
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Fourth of July Potluck

Theater performance at the July 4th, 2004 neighborhood picnic. Remember last year's July 4 party? It was loads of fun! If you missed it, come this year. If you came, you know enough to come back.

Bring a dish to pass and your own tableware. You may bring a dessert to donate for the BCNA dessert sale.

If you have any activity ideas or musical friends please contact ???.

12-2 at the Franklin Field shelter near the playground.

Sat, 18-Jun-2005
9:00 am (All day)
Friends of Monona Bay - Annual Cleanup and Picnic
Mon, 13-Jun-2005
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Meet Isadore Knox, our new alderperson, as we have a two-way listening session.
  • Should the BCNA write a letter to the city regarding issues related to St. Mary's (left turn arrow at Park/Erin, and temporary parking lot at Fish Hatchery/Wingra).
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.
  • Speeding/traffic on Gilson street.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 11-Jun-2005
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Wingra Creek Clean-up
Meet at Olin Park boat landing to help clean the creek. Bring a canoe/kayak or walk the banks with your kids to collect trash

Part of Take a Stake in the Lakes -- everybody gets a T-shirt for participating

Thu, 9-Jun-2005
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Madison Comprehensive Plan
A series of community meetings has been scheduled to answer questions and hear comments about the City of Madison's Draft Comprehensive Plan that was presented and released last Thursday evening for public review and discussion. Six public meetings on the Draft Plan have been scheduled so far, and the one in our neck of the woods takes place at the Catholic Multicultural Center.
Sat, 4-Jun-2005
8:00 am (All day)
Garage Sales/Craft Sales
The VFW Aux. at 133 E. Lakeside St. will be renting out tables to vendors for garages sales or crafters on June 4th. 4 x 8 spot is $10.00 including 1 table. extra tables are $5.00. This will be around the outside of the parking lot. Contact Peggy at the post on June 4th from 7:00 am to 12:00. or e-mail pj.doucette@gmail.com
Sat, 4-Jun-2005
8:00 am (12:00 hrs)
Susan G. Komen Madison Race for the Cure
Please join the fight against breast cancer on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at the Susan G. Komen Madison Race for the Cure. The Race begins at 8:00 am on Willow Island, located on the Alliant Energy grounds, and runs through the Bay Creek neighborhood. For more information please visit our website www.madisonraceforthecure.com or call 800-435-3405. See you there!
Tue, 24-May-2005
5:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Public hearing about art for new Water Utility building
The Madison Arts Commission (formerly CitiARTS) will be hosting a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. for the public art component at the Water Utility Building. Gail Simpson of Actual Size Artworks will be presenting three design ideas.

The meeting will take place in the Conference Room at the new Water Utility Building at 119 E. Olin Avenue. Entrance to the parking area for the Conference Room is directly from Olin Avenue.

Mon, 9-May-2005
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • We'll be making signs for the June yard sales event; come and help!
  • Stu Seffern of the Burr Oaks Neighborhood Association would like feedback about putting up a neighborhood entrance sign for Burr Oaks at the corner of Fish Hatchery and Wingra Drive.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Fri, 6-May-2005
2:00 pm (0:30 hrs)
Pedestrian Flag User Training
Arthur Ross from the City of Madison will train pedestrians in the proper and most effective use of the new pedestrian flags going up at the intersection of Olin Avenue and Hickory Street this Friday, May 6, 2005 at 2 p.m. The training session should last only about a half hour. It would be great to see lots of folks from the neighborhood.
Mon, 25-Apr-2005
6:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
Villager Mall Public Workshop

South Madison Health and Family Center (Harambee) Villager Mall 2202 South Park Street

The Villager Mall^Ņs Future Depends on You! ­ El Futuro de Villager Mall es Depende de Usted!

What Should the Villager Look Like in the Future?

What Types of Businesses and Services Should be Located There?

What Else Should be Included? Jobs? A Marketplace? Performance Space?

Your friends and neighbors on Madison^Ņs south side invite you to a once-in-a-generation chance to guide the future development of the Villager Mall property. Responding to community efforts, the Community Development Authority (CDA) of the City of Madison recently bought the Villager Mall. Now everyone is ready to start making things happen on the Villager property. At this point there are many possibilities. You can have a real say in deciding what directions to take.

The workshop is a great opportunity to work with your neighbors to imagine and share possibilities for the Villager site. The CDA and the City will take your ideas, blend them with other research and conversations, and come back in a couple of months with a proposed plan of action. Changes on the site could start as early as 2006.

Please call 255-3988 three days in advance of the workshop if you need transportation. Child care and Spanish and Hmong translation services will be provided.

For more information, please call 255-3988 or e-mail villagermall@yahoogroups.com Si Quiere un Folleto en Espanol, Llame 255-5707, Extension 253.

Sat, 23-Apr-2005
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Garlic Mustard Pull in Turville Woods
Garlic Mustard can displace most native herbaceous species within ten years. It is a major threat to the survival of Wisconsin's woodland herbaceous flora and the wildlife that depend on it. The best time to remove it is before it starts dropping its seeds in late June. Just one garlic mustard plant can create upwards of over 1000 seeds, which can remain viable in the soil for 7 or more years.

Come and help pull Garlic Mustard from Turville Woods.

If preferred, you can bring rubber gripped gardening gloves. Windbreaker type clothing and flat bottomed shoes are best as they don't pick up the seeds. We will have a shoe brush at each site. The Parks Dept provides garbage bags.

My big dream here is to see a "Friends of Turville Woods" form by those who use and love this beautiful conservation park.

For more information, contact Tammy Bieberstein, 257-1329. Websites to check out:

NEWS FLASH: The TV show IN WISCONSIN was going to be in Turville Woods videotaping our work for future airing on Wisconsin Public Television, but HAS CANCELLED.

Sat, 23-Apr-2005
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Friends of Monona Bay Shoreline Clean-Up
Meet at Bernies Beach (corner of Gilson and S. Shore Dr.) Bring your rakes, wheelbarrows, pitchforks, and clothes to get dirty! Info? czaram@chorus.net
Mon, 11-Apr-2005
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Upcoming events: June 4 yard sales, July 4th picnic.
  • Invite our new alder to a meeting?
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 9-Apr-2005
10:00 am (2:30 hrs)
Quann Community Garden registration and general membership meeting
Quann Community Garden is expanding again and plots will be available. This will be our last expansion; we’re growing to the north, but can’t go any further because of the landfill.

To sign up for a garden plot, come to the Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld Street on Saturday, April 9 in the downstairs dining room. Newcomers to Quann should arrive promptly at 10 a.m. Returning gardeners should come at 11:30 a.m. This is the kick-off meeting and registration, and will run until around 12:30. There will be an optional potluck immediately afterward; please bring a dish to pass and your own tableware. There will be Spanish and Hmong translation.

If you have questions, please contact one of the pre-registration contacts. Returning gardeners should have already contacted them (by March 4) to reserve their old plot.

  • If you know English: Email Cheryl at dewelt AT sbcglobal.net or phone Nora at 260-9141.
  • If you speak only Spanish: please contact Oscar at samba AT ameritech.net or 255-0123.
  • If you speak only Hmong: returning gardeners contact Chue Vang at 251-6218, new gardeners contact Yer Yang at 242-8335 ext. 3141 (evenings 837-5941).

Thu, 31-Mar-2005
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
City Meeting on SolarBee proposal for Monona Bay
Mon, 28-Mar-2005
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
District 13 Alder Candidate Forum
Where: Neighborhood House, 29 South Mills Street
What: Discuss issues with the District 13 Alder candidates:Sarah King and Isadore Knox, Jr.

Questions, questions, questions

  • You can submit questions before the forum at smpcvc@terracom.net. These questions will posted on the South Metropolitan Planning Council website.
  • Questions will also be taken from the audience at the forum
  • Residents will have the opportunity to talk to the candidates personally from 7:30-8:00 p.m.

Refreshments and more! Light refreshments will be served. Childcare and translation are available, please contact Jodi Wortsman (smpcvc@terracom.net or 260-8098) or Amy Rountree, (amychris@merr.com or 257-9778) by Thursday March 24, if you would like them. Contact Jodi Wortsman by Thursday March 24, if you need transportation assistance. The moderator for the forum will be Chris Murphy.

Sponsored by: Bay Creek Neighborhood Association, Bram's Addition Neighborhood Association, Capitol View Heights Neighborhood, Greenbush Neighborhoood Association, Park Street Partners, South Metropolitan Planning Council, Vilas Neighborhood Association

Sat, 26-Mar-2005
8:00 am (4:00 hrs)
Quann Dog Park cleanup
Lance (linkvi@terracom.net) will coordinate the cleanup at Quann, so if anybody can commit to helping out that day, please let him know. Clean-up generally runs from 8 a.m. to noon. (You're welcome to pick up trash at the park any ol' time, however, not just between those hours on that day!)
Mon, 21-Mar-2005
7:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Radio show on invasive plant species
Tammy Bieberstein of Madison Area Weed Warriors will be hosting the Access Hour on WORT 89.9 FM on Monday, March 21 from 7 pm to 8 pm. Her special guests will be UW Arboretum Ecologist, Mark Leach, and singer/songwriters, Ken Lonquist and Esther Cameron. Topic will be alien invasive plant species and their perils. This will be a call in show so people can share their ideas about how to deal with this threat, and to learn what they can do to help. There will be 2 songs about invasive plants included in the broadcast.

Mon, 14-Mar-2005
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Mon, 14-Feb-2005
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • All Bay Creek positions -- officers, area reps, committee chairs -- are up for election. Come out and vote, learn what the various committees do, what their upcoming plans are, and how you can participate.
  • Using a real estate agent's newsletter to get time-sensitive information out.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Fri, 11-Feb-2005
5:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
10 for 10 PromiseKids Afterschool Fundraiser
PromiseKids Afterschool is 10 years old! And to celebrate, we’re having a sweetheart of a fundraiser. Join us in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce, on Friday, February 11th, from 5:00 to 7:00 for a delicious spaghetti dinner complete with garlic bread, salad, and a kid-made slice of biscotti. Follow it up with an ice cream sundae. We’ll have door prizes of genuine PromiseKid artwork and entertainment. Our suggested donation is $10.00 a plate. That’s one dollar for each year of PromiseKids but any amount, large or small will be gratefully accepted.
Thu, 3-Feb-2005
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting on Franklin Field -- er, Goodman Park -- Proposed Pool Design
Come and learn about the updates to the pool design. Jim Morgan will bring the new site plan which is very detailed (including 3-D renderings). Jim said "I think a lot of people will see their past comments incorporated into the new plan."

There is still time for some feedback (Jim Morgan wrote "We have to be ready to submit to Urban Design the week after this meeting so big changes will be hard to make.").

Location: Romnes Apts. Community Room, 540 W. Olin. Please park on the street as the lot is for Romnes residents only.

See the site plan and other pool info on-line beforehand.

Wed, 2-Feb-2005
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Meet the Candidates for District 13 Alder
The Bay Creek and Greenbush neighborhoods, the League of Women Voters, and Park Street Partners are co-sponsoring a candidates' forum for the 13th district alder race. This is a great opportunity to learn more about all four candidates: Sarah King, Isadore Knox Jr., Will Kuehn, and Duane Steinhauer. Your alderperson is perhaps your most important link with city government, and represents you on local issues.

The first hour and a half will be a traditional candidates' forum, with time for the candidates to introduce themselves and answer questions submitted beforehand (through the Bay Creek NeighborNation Kiosk) and from the audience.

The last half an hour will be much more informal, and can be thought of as a sort of "coffee". Candidates will break out into separate areas and answer resident’s questions. Residents will be free to wander from candidate to candidate. We're doing this so that it's more likely that each person will get their particular question answered. They will have campaign literature available, and possibly sign-up lists to help with their campaign.

The forum will take place at Romnes Apartments, 540 W. Olin Avenue. Please park on the street as the lot is for Romnes residents only.

Snacks and drinks will be served.

It's still uncertain whether or not we'll be able to videotape the forum, but if you can't attend, feel free to check with Jim Winkle to see if it was taped.

Sat, 22-Jan-2005
9:00 am (4:00 hrs)
Kids Ice Fishing Day
We will be on Monona Bay at the Brittingham Park shelter. Rods will be provided free of charge to those kids 15yrs and younger along with bait and instruction. Hot dogs and hot chocolate are also provided free of charge. The event is open to the public.
Mon, 17-Jan-2005
12:00 pm (6:00 hrs)
Drumming Near -- Reaching Far - Benefit for Victims of SE Asia Tsunami
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church - 605 Spruce Street. We'll have Drummers in the sanctuary and a Bake Sale put on by St. Mark's youth group. Chili and cornbread will be served in the lounge from 4:30-6pm.

All donations should be made out to St. Marks, who will in turn send all to Lutheran World Relief. LWR will send 100% of $ donated to the relief effort. See link to Lutheran World Relief for more information on that organization.

Tue, 11-Jan-2005
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Parent Program
January 11th starts a series of Parent Programs Tuesdays, Jan 11 - Feb 15, at Wright Middle School

The first program is; Tues Jan 11 from 7pm to 8:30 pm in the Wright LMC Parenting Styles, Adolescent Stages and Misbehavior

What is your child telling you with their misbehavior? What are some effective ways to get them to behave? We will look at brain research, our parental attitudes, and what is behind our teen's mischief!

Subsequent Weeks Topics are;

Effective Communication - Jan 18
Raising Responsible Children - Jan 25
Problem Ownership and Problem Solving - Feb 1
Discipline and the Anger that Gets in the Way - Feb 8
Consequences vs. Punishment - Feb 15
Self Esteem TBA (March 1 or 3?)

Feel free to attend all or any of the sessions!!

For more information contact: Liz Lusk at 204-1360

Sponsored by Parent Haven & Wright Middle School, everyone welcome!

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

Mon, 10-Jan-2005
5:30 pm (2:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Potluck at 5:30 pm, "Year Kick-Off" general meeting at 6:30 pm.
  • Schedule yard sales event (was May 22/29 in 2004), Turville woods garlic mustard pull (was April 17 and May 15), and Monona Bay cleanup (was April 17). Earth Day is Friday, April 22.
  • Vandewalle and Associates, and the Bay Creek walk audit/sign committee, present maps of walking routes in the neighborhood and ideas for where route signs could go.
  • Pedestrian crossing flags near Romnes (across Olin at Hickory).
  • "Meet the Candidates for District 13" forum, coming soon.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Thu, 16-Dec-2004
4:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Final (?) BUILD (Better Urban Infill Development) meeting
Location: EMT Training Center, 999 South Park Street

The Wingra Creek BUILD project is holding meetings every two weeks that are open to the public. The BUILD district is the 64 acre triangle bordered by Fish Hatchery Road, Park Street, and Wingra Creek. See the website at http://www.wingrabuild.org for background information, meeting agendas, minutes from past meetings, and more.

Mon, 13-Dec-2004
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Franklin Field pool next steps.
  • What do people think of Wingra BUILD (triangle formed by Fish Hatchery Road, Park Street, and Wingra Creek)? Do we need another meeting?
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Tue, 7-Dec-2004
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Meeting on Franklin Field Pool Proposal

Neighbors, come and learn about the pool that's slated to go into Franklin Field, and provide your input. Agenda:

  1. Review pool drawings and mingle (6:00 - 6:15).
  2. Welcome (6:15 - 6:25).
  3. Presentation by city staff (6:25 - 6:45).
  4. Clarification question and answer period (6:45 - 6:55).
  5. Input gathering exercise; list your concerns with suggestions about how these issues can be addressed (6:55 - 7:25).
  6. Rank all concerns/suggestions/ideas (7:25 - 7:45).
  7. Wrap-up, next steps (7:45 - 8:00).

There will be at least one followup meeting, after the City reviews our feedback, likely in January.

Location: Romnes Apts. Community Room, 540 W. Olin Ave.

Thu, 2-Dec-2004
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Public Open House for Wingra BUILD (Park/Fish Hatchery/Wingra triangle)
Location: Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park Street

The Wingra Creek BUILD (Better Urban Infill Land Development) project is holding a special meeting to review the draft findings of the consultant's work.

The BUILD district is the 64 acre triangle bordered by Fish Hatchery Road, Park Street, and Wingra Creek. See the website at http://www.wingrabuild.org for background information, meeting agendas, minutes from past meetings, and more.

Here's the agenda for this meeting.

Background info:

The South Park Street Corridor is important to south side residents, businesses and organizations. The potential redevelopment of one particular part of the corridor, the Wingra Creek area, would create the opportunity to develop new commercial and residential uses, accommodate the future growth of existing businesses and institutions, and improve pedestrian and vehicular circulation.

A consultant team, hired by the City of Madison in September, has completed the study of the redevelopment potential for the Wingra Creek area from a market and economic perspective. Under the guidance of an Advisory Committee, the consultant team has analyzed market data, met with key property owners and businesses, and reviewed and analyzed past and on-going initiatives for the South Park Street Corridor. This study was an outgrowth from the Opportunities to Reality Report and the South Madison Neighborhood Plan. Funding for the project is from Dane County Better Urban Infill Development Program (BUILD), City of Madison, and South Metropolitan Business Association (SMBA).

Thu, 18-Nov-2004
4:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
BUILD (Better Urban Infill Development) meeting
Location: EMT Training Center, 999 South Park Street

The Wingra Creek BUILD project is holding meetings every two weeks that are open to the public. The BUILD district is the 64 acre triangle bordered by Fish Hatchery Road, Park Street, and Wingra Creek. See the website at http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/planning/wingra/wingra-build.html for background information, meeting agendas, minutes from past meetings, and more.

Sat, 13-Nov-2004
4:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
St. Mark's Turkey Dinner Fund Raiser
Come and enjoy fine church basement dining at St. Mark's annual Turkey Dinner fund raiser, Saturday, November 13th serving from 4:00 to 7:00. The church is located at 605 Spruce Street. Meals can also be delivered to your home. To order, call 256-8463. Enjoy all you can eat, turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salads, and a delicious variety of home baked desserts. Tickets are on sale at the door - $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 4 to 12. Children under 4 are free.
Thu, 11-Nov-2004
10:00 am (1:30 hrs)
Parenting Workshop at Baha'i Center
Parenting workshop series begins at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. This is open to the public, and is designed to foster loving, unified, and spiritually vibrant families.
Mon, 8-Nov-2004
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.
  • Public Open House for Wingra BUILD on December 2.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Thu, 4-Nov-2004
4:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
BUILD (Better Urban Infill Development) meeting
Location: South Madison Police District

The Wingra Creek BUILD project is holding meetings every two weeks that are open to the public. The BUILD district is the 64 acre triangle bordered by Fish Hatchery Road, Park Street, and Wingra Creek. See the website at http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/planning/wingra/wingra-build.html for background information, meeting agendas, minutes from past meetings, and more.

Tue, 2-Nov-2004
8:00 am (12:00 hrs)
Remember to vote on Tuesday
Vote at Romnes Apartments, 540 W. Olin Avenue
Sun, 31-Oct-2004
1:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Tour of the Arboretum's Lost City
Learn about the failed 1920s residential area "Venice of the North" and how understanding the land can be important for proper development. Arboretum Visitor Center, 1-3 p.m. Information: 263-7888.
Sat, 30-Oct-2004
5:30 pm (8:00 hrs)
ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY-VFW 1318
OUR ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY. 133 E LAKESIDE ST.

SAFE PLACE FOR THE LOCAL YOUNGER KIDS TO HAVE FUN. PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WATCH OR TO HELP OUT. WE WILL HAVE TABLES SET UP FOR PARENTS TO SIT AT AND VIST WITH FRIENDS. HAUNTED HOUSE FROM 5:30 TO 7:00 PM. GAMES AND FUN FOR KIDS.

Sat, 23-Oct-2004
9:30 am (12:00 hrs)
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY
VFW POST 1318 AUX. AT 133 E LAKESIDE ST, WILL BE TAKING DONATIONS FOR AREA SHELTERS AND FOOD PANTRY.

CLOTHING, BEDDING, SOAP, SHAMPOO, TOOOTHPASTE, RAZORS, ETC. AND NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS AND CASH DONATIONS.

Thu, 21-Oct-2004
4:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
BUILD (Better Urban Infill Development) meeting
Location: South Madison Police District

The Wingra Creek BUILD project is holding meetings every two weeks that are open to the public. There's a special meeting December 2 to gather public input. The BUILD district is the 64 acre triangle bordered by Fish Hatchery Road, Park Street, and Wingra Creek. See the website at http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/planning/wingra/wingra-build.html for background information, meeting agendas, minutes from past meetings, and more.

Thu, 14-Oct-2004
6:15 pm (8:15 hrs)
FEAR NOT - Learning Opportunity for Families, Teachers, and Community Members
FEAR NOT - Learning Opportunity for Families, Teachers, and Community Members

This event will discuss issues of bullying and harassment in our middles schools and their serious affects on our children. We'll view film clips from the video "Let's Get Real" which presents the topic of harassment from the point of view of students. Afterwards there will be small discussions and activities to facilitate everyone's understanding. This is an opportunity to work with each other to build a safer community!

Goals of the night will be to:

  • Learn about the prevalence of bullying and how it affects our children & their learning
  • Gain better understanding of our roles in perpetuating or addressing the problem
  • Learn about solutions that are already being utilized in schools & communities
  • Discover resources and support to empower us to create safer communities

for more information contact: Liz Lusk, JC Wright Middle School, phone 204-1360, mlusk@madison.k12.wi.us

(PAC credits available for educators)

Wed, 13-Oct-2004
11:00 am (5:00 hrs)
U.S. BANK'S FIVE STAR SERVICE EXPRESS BUS
COME AND GET ON THE BUS! U.S. BANK'S FIVE STAR SERVICE EXPRESS BUS IS COMING TO MADISON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13TH FROM 11 TO 4 NEXT TO THE LABOR TEMPLE, 1602 S. PARK STREET

This Internet-equipped bus will help you better understand and manage your personal finances, how you can own a home, start or expand a small business or learn about U.S. Bank career opportunities.

ENJOY FOOD, MUSIC AND GIVEAWAYS. HOP ON THE U.S. BANK E-BUS OCTOBER 13TH, 11 TO 4 NEXT TO THE LABOR TEMPLE AND MAKE YOUR FINANCIAL DREAMS COME TRUE!

Tue, 12-Oct-2004
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Public Meeting Presenting the Wingra Creek Improvement Project, Phase 1
Location: Strand Associates, Inc., 910 West Wingra Drive, Madison

As part of a larger, multi-year proposal to improve Wingra Creek, there was an update of the Wingra Creek Master Plan last January. Since then, the City of Madison has been working with Strand Associates, Inc. to produce a more detailed plan of streambank treatments and other improvements for Phase 1, which includes the section of creek between Park St and Beld St. These plans will be presented to the public for further comment at this Oct 12 meeting.

For more information, contact Genesis Steinhorst, City Engineering, 266-4059.

Mon, 11-Oct-2004
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Rebecca Grossberg from Madison Environmental Group will give a presentation on EnAct teams. These are similar to the EcoTeams that we've had in the past, and help us learn how to live more environmentally-friendly lives.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Tue, 28-Sep-2004
6:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
St. Mary's Expansion
St. Mary's is having an open neighborhood-wide meeting presenting updated expansion plans in their lower level meeting rooms, bay 1. Plans for expansion can be reviewed there and hospital architects and staff will be available for questions.
Mon, 13-Sep-2004
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Michael Ulrich, owner of the building being rented by Sheer Elegance, will be on hand to discuss a complaint he received about Sheer Elegance from an organization with "Bay Creek" in their name (not the Bay Creek Neighborhood Association). He will let people know what he has found out about the alleged drug activity. The owner of Sheer Elegance might attend. The authors of the letter are encouraged to attend.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sun, 12-Sep-2004
3:00 pm (1:00 hr)
NeighborNation.net Informational Session
Come and learn more about NeighborNation.net. There will be a laptop, and we'll...
  • Briefly give a history of NeighborNation.net and show how to use the site (we'll skip this if everyone already knows).
  • Learn from you what barriers there are to using the site.
  • Have fun brainstorming about things you could post.
  • Get feedback from you about the site: what successes have you had, how we could improve the site, etc.

Location: Cargo Coffee, in the side room.

Wed, 18-Aug-2004
6:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Madison Public Listening Schedule for a Pool
We are VERY interested in getting out this information on the public meetings to hear people's thoughts on a Madison swimming pool.

South Madison Health and Family Center
2202 South Park St
Madison, WI 53713
Main entrance, Waiting Room

Wed, 11-Aug-2004
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
City Chickens 101... An Introduction to raising chickens in the city
We will be covering the basics of keeping chickens in your own back yard. You will learn the most important considerations in caring for a small flock of hens in a limited space. Topics will include nutrition, housing, behavior, and regulations. We will also discuss the various types of poultry available. Both benefits and drawbacks will be discussed. You will leave the class with a good sense of what is involved in successfully raising chickens.

Price is $10 per person

Class will be held Aug. 11th, 6:30-8:30 pm Please call or email for class location...Alicia Rheal, 258-9732....ARheal@MHTC.Net

Coming SOON....MadCityChickens.Com....with all the local poultry news and information.....

Mon, 9-Aug-2004
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • New contact person needed. New alder needed.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Mon, 12-Jul-2004
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sun, 4-Jul-2004
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Fourth of July Potluck
10:30 am update: The picnic is on! Only 30% chance of rain for the rest of the day.
7:50 am update: Looks like some light rain headed our way, but it might clear out by noon. What do you think... should we have the potluck? Stay tuned for updates.

Remember last year's July 4 party? It was loads of fun! If you missed it, come this year. If you came, you know enough to come back.

Bring a dish to pass and your own tableware. You may bring a dessert to donate for the BCNA dessert sale.

If you have any activity ideas or musical friends please contact Amy Turner at 250-0480.

12-2 at the Franklin Field shelter near the playground.

Thu, 24-Jun-2004
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
South Madison Neighborhood Plan recommendations
Open House to hear about South Madison Neighborhood Plan recommendations and priorities.

The South Madison Neighborhood Steering Committee, a neighborhood-based committee of residents and business representatives from the south side, has recently completed a neighborhood plan. The neighborhood plan includes recommendations for South side neighborhoods: Bay Creek, Bram^Ņs Addition, Burr Oaks, and Capitol View Heights Neighborhoods. Drop by to the open house to view the top recommendations highlighted in the neighborhood plan. A draft copy of the plan is at: www.ci.madison.wi.us/neighborhoods

James C. Wright Middle School, 1717 Fish Hatchery Road

Tue, 22-Jun-2004
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Southside redevelopment funding
Open House to hear about recommendations for southside redevelopment funding (Badger/Ann/Park Redevelopment Committee and Todd Drive Redevelopment Committee).

Projects include:

Park Street Area

- Redevelopment of the Villager Mall
- Water Spray Park at Lincoln School
- Pedestrian Safety Improvements along Park Street from the Beltline to Buick Street
- Public Art Project
- Owner-Occupied Affordable Housing project on Badger Rd
- Additional Redevelopment Projects

Todd Drive Area

- Roadway improvements at Todd Drive and the Beltline - including sidewalks, pedestrian lighting, and transit stop improvements
- Redevelopment Projects along Todd Drive

South Madison Health and Family Center (Harambee)

Sat, 19-Jun-2004
9:00 am (All day)
Bay Days

Monona Bay Shoreline Cleanup
9am - noon
Site leaders will be ready with supplies (garbage bags and rubber gloves) at three locations:

  • Brittingham Beach
  • Bernies Beach
  • O'Sheridan/Lawrence Street

Wear work clothes. Bring rakes, wheelbarrels, grab-it tools, pitchforks and nets.

Friends of Monona Bay Community Picnic
1pm - 4pm at Bernies Beach
Join Friends of Monona Bay for our annual picnic. This year we've added a wooden canoe-building demonstration and a storyteller, PLUS face painting and games for the kids. Picnic tables are limited at Bernies, so bring a blanket or folding chairs.

For more information, contact info@mononabay.org or see details at http://mononabay.org

Mon, 14-Jun-2004
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Mon, 14-Jun-2004
6:00 pm
AQUATIC EXOTICS: HELP STOP THE INVASION!
Free drop-in workshop sponsored by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources held in conjunction with the Yahara "Take a Stake in the Lakes" Week. View alien invaders - Eurasian watermilfoil, zebra mussels, rusty crayfish, and others - found in Wisconsin waters. Learn how they can harm our lakes. Perform watercraft inspections to show boaters how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Test your skills on identifying major plants found in Madison lakes. Learn about the Clean Boats, Clean Waters Program and other volunteer opportunities to protect our waters.

Olin Park Boat Landing, Lake Monona.

Sun, 6-Jun-2004
1:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Art Fest
People of the Bay Creek Neighborhood are invited to take part in the Bay Creek Art Fest on the north lawn of Romnes Apartments.

"It will be a sharing, participatory afternoon" said Alicia Rheal, event coordinator. "We expect there will be paintings hanging on clothes lines among the trees, people playing fiddles, reading poetry, making watercolors, weaving, there are so many possibilities. This will definately be a nontraditional art fest. People can expect artists to spend time showing them how they achieve their art whether it is fiddle playing or woodcarving."

There will be hands-on activities for all ages and some folk dancing. Some art work will be available for sale that day. People who want to share their skills or know of an artist in the Bay Creek Neighborhood, can contact Alicia Rheal at 258-9732, arheal AT mhtc.net or Peg Christensen, 259-8714, pegc AT mailbug.com as soon as possible so they can be included in the directory of artists.

The Bay Creek Art Fest is made possible through a Sparks grant from the Creative Communities Utilize Everyone campaign of the Wisconsin Council of Development Disabilities.

Sat, 29-May-2004
8:00 am (6:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Neighborhood Yard Sales
Come to the Bay Creek Neighborhood coordinated yard sales event! Yes, it's raining again, but some people were going to have their sale anyway. The 8am forecast says the rain is supposed to let up around 11am, but you'd never know it by looking at the radar.

Here is the updated list of items and addresses as of 8am Saturday morning. If we hear back from other people, I'll post further updates. You can also pick up The List at Romnes Apts (540 W. Olin Ave) or at any participating household.

Participants, please update your lists by crossing off sales that won't be happening.

Sat, 22-May-2004
8:00 am (6:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Neighborhood Yard Sales

7:55 am update: The sale is on! Looks like no rain until around 10:30, then some sprinkles, and then clear again.

Come to the Bay Creek Neighborhood coordinated yard sales event! There are 22 participants.

Pick up The List at Romnes Apts (540 W. Olin Ave) or the first stop (312 W. Lakeside Street), or at any participating household.

Rain date is the following Saturday, May 29.

Sat, 15-May-2004
9:00 am (6:00 hrs)
Backyard Plant Sale

Stop by 925 Lake Court this Saturday and check out the many plants available at reasonable prices.

Plants available include perennials, prairie and woodland plants, ferns, rock garden plants, tomato and pepper plants, broccoli plants and herbs.

Sat, 15-May-2004
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Garlic Mustard Pull at Turville Point
We will meet in the parking lot by Turville Woods, 1155 Turville-Point Court, by the start of the trail.

Volunteers may want to bring drinking water, and rubber gripped gardening gloves, if they wish, and if they have them. Also, good idea to wear wind breaker tops and bottoms, and flat soled shoes, to prevent picking up and spreading seeds. A shoe brush, latex gloves and garbage bags will be provided.

Mon, 10-May-2004
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it before the reminder goes out, and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • City staff will make a brief presentation regarding the contents of the South Madison Neighborhood Plan, with time for providing input and Q&A.
  • There is a shooting competition scheduled in Quann Park this July.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

The meeting will be followed at 7:45 by a discussion about environmental issues. The discussion is part of the city's comprehensive planning effort and will last about 45 minutes. The results will be used to shape the policy recommentations included in Madison's comprehensive plan.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 17-Apr-2004
10:30 am
Quann Community Garden registration and general membership meeting
If you’re interested in signing up for a garden plot, come to the South Madison Public Library, 2222 S. Park Street in the Villager Mall. Please arrive promptly at 10:30 am.

The cost is very reasonable and will be a sliding fee, approximately $7.50 - $50, based on your income. You must also volunteer six hours during the season.

The garden is entirely organic. The plots are approximately 20 by 22 feet. New gardeners are encouraged to take a half plot (half price).

See the Quann Community Garden website at http://www.madison.com/communities/quanngarden for more information.

After registration (around noon) there will be a potluck. Bring your own tableware; drinks will be provided.

Sat, 17-Apr-2004
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Earth Day Challenge: Monona Bay Shoreline Clean up
Join Friends of Monona Bay and the Bay Creek Neighborhood Association for the annual Earth Day Challenge. Meet at Bernies Beach at the end of Gilson Street. We'll clear the beach of last year's lake weeds and pick up trash along the shoreline. It should be the perfect spring day to spend the morning outside! DON'T FORGET: Bring your wheel barrels, rakes, boots and work clothes. Trash bags provided.
Sat, 17-Apr-2004
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Garlic Mustard Pull at Turville Point
We will meet in the parking lot by Turville Woods, 1155 Turville-Point Court, by the start of the trail.

Volunteers may want to bring drinking water, and rubber gripped gardening gloves, if they wish, and if they have them. Also, good idea to wear wind breaker tops and bottoms, and flat soled shoes, to prevent picking up and spreading seeds. A shoe brush, latex gloves and garbage bags will be provided.

Tue, 13-Apr-2004
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Mayor Dave talks about Madison
Mayor David Cieslewicz will be guest speaker at Romnes Apartments, 540 West Olin Avenue, co-hosted by the Romnes Resident Association and the Bay Creek Neighborhood Association.

Mayor Dave will talk about his first year of office and about his plans for the future of Madison. All residents of the Bay Creek Neighborhood are invited to attend the meeting.

If there are particular issues you would like Mayor Dave to address, plese contact Peg Christensen, 259-8714 or pegc AT mailbug.com. There will be a brief question and answer period.

Mon, 12-Apr-2004
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
The entire meeting will be devoted to a focus on water issues in Bay Creek (no business meeting this month).

Discover the wonders of our local waters! Friends of Monona Bay and Friends of Lake Wingra present an evening of water-full facts and dialogue at the April Bay Creek neighborhood meeting:

  • Time Travelling Our Lakes: A brief history.
  • Monona Bay: The good, the bad, and the hopeful.
  • Forecasting Water Quality: How to make it better!

Childcare and refreshments will be provided.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Wed, 31-Mar-2004
5:45 pm (0:45 hrs)
Globalization from the Grassroots - The Parable of the Sunburned Pig (Haiti)
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Madison Arcatao Sister City Project, and US-El Salvador Sister Cities are proud to sponsor a series of discussions on globalization in the fellowship hall at St. Mark's, 605 Spruce St. This week Pastor Mary Pharmer of St. Mark's and Frank Parks, local physician's assistant will talk about their experiences in Haiti. Child care available. Free will offering goes to scholarship program for young people from Madison's Sister City of Arcatao. For more information call St. Mark's at 256-8463, MASCP at 251-9280 or USESSC at 661-9300. Come early for a free soup supper starting at 5:00 pm. Stay after for lenten prayer service beginning at 6:30 pm.
Wed, 24-Mar-2004
5:45 pm (0:45 hrs)
Globalization from the Grassroots: 24th Anniversary of Salvadoran Archbishop Romero's Assissination
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Madison Arcatao Sister City Project, and US-El Salvador Sister Cities are proud to sponsor a series of discussions on globalization in the fellowship hall at St. Mark's, 605 Spruce St. This week Barbara Alvarado, Coordinator, MASCP, leads the discussion. Child care available. Free will offering goes to scolarship program for young people from Madison's Sister City of Arcatao. For more information call St. Mark's at 256-8463, MASCP at 251-9280 or USESSC at 661-9300. Come early for a free soup supper starting at 5:00 pm. Stay after for lenten prayer service beginning at 6:30 pm.
Wed, 17-Mar-2004
5:45 pm (0:45 hrs)
Globalization from the Grass Roots: US-El Salvador Sister Cities
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Madison Arcatao Sister City Project, and US-El Salvador Sister Cities are proud to sponsor a series of discussions on globalization in the fellowship hall at St. Mark's, 605 Spruce St. This week Jim Goronson, director of USESSC, will coordinate speakers who have 1st hand knowledge of the effects of globalization. Child care available. Free will offering goes to scolarship program for young people from Madison's Sister CIty of Arcatao. For more information call St. Mark's at 256-8463, MASCP at 251-9280 or USESSC at 661-9300. Come early for a free soup supper starting at 5:00 pm. Stay after for lenten prayer service beginning at 6:30 pm.
Wed, 10-Mar-2004
5:45 pm (0:45 hrs)
Globalization from the Grassroots - Is Water the New Oil?
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Madison Arcatao Sister City Project, and US-El Salvador Sister Cities are proud to sponsor a series of discussions on globalization in the fellowship hall at St. Mark's, 605 Spruce St. This week come and hear Dave Hart, Assistant Professor and Hydrogeologist with the Wisconsin Geological Survey, lead a discussion on how the race for resources effects our global community. Child care available. Free will offering goes to scolarship program for young people from Madison's Sister CIty of Arcatao. For more information call St. Mark's at 256-8463, MASCP at 251-9280 or USESSC at 661-9300. Come early for a free soup supper starting at 5:00 pm. Stay after for leten prayer service beginning at 6:30 pm.
Mon, 8-Mar-2004
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Tammy Bieberstein to give a presentation about the invasive species "Garlic Mustard" in our neighborhood, and how a group of neighborhood residents can steward a goodbye party for it a couple times a year (spring and summer).
  • Would Bay Creek like to participate in a trial run of a new service that helps connect people in the neighborhood?
  • Ground rules for meetings and e-mail list... do we need them?
  • Morningstar Dairy and possible neighborhood involvement in that site's future.
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.
  • UW-Madison student Sasha Koehn will be presenting his landscape architecture enhancements that could be made to the neighborhood. He is focusing his efforts on Bernie's Beach, Romnes, and Wingra Creek. Sasha welcomes your comments at snkoehn@students.wisc.edu. He will start after the meeting at 7:30 pm.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 21-Feb-2004
2:00 pm
The History of African American Music, A Community Celebration (also 8pm)
Wright Middle school will be providing a performance of "The History of African American Music, A Community Celebration" in honor of African American History Month 2004.

The performance will take place at the Orpheum Theater at 216 State Street, Madison WI. This presentation will highlight music styles such as African Drumming, Spirituals, Gospel, Swing, Jazz, Blues, Motown, Freedom Swings, Rap, New Age Soul and Cotemporary Gospel. Ticket price for the Matinee show is $10.00 per person and for the evening show $15.00 per person. The matinee show will begin at 2:00 p.m. and the evening show will begin at 8:00 p.m. Many of Madison's musicians and vocal artist will be performing in the show i.e., Clyde Stubblefield, Hannah Jon Taylor, Leo Sidran.

Tickets are available by calling Wright Middle School 204-1340.

Thu, 12-Feb-2004
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
South Madison Neighborhood Plan public meeting
The plan for the four South Madison Neighborhoods is nearing completion! This plan includes Bay Creek, Bram's Addition, Capitol View Heights, and Burr Oaks.

This public meeting is so you can hear about the draft Neighborhood Plan and offer your feedback. It takes place at the Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld Street.

The plan is quite lengthy, so we made it available on the Bay Creek website and encourage you to peruse it before the meeting. Rose Brothers also has a few copies available; contact her at 256-3812.

These kinds of plans are really used; over ten ideas from the Bay Creek Neighborhood Plan (1991) have been implemented over the past decade. Come to this meeting to learn about the new plan and offer your thoughts.

Mon, 9-Feb-2004
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Banished banners? The Bay Creek banners that were to go on Park Street, Olin Ave, and/or Lakeside Street may not be allowed. Come and find out why, and discuss options.
  • Ground rules for meetings and e-mail list... do we need them?
  • A few copies of the South Madison Neighborhood Plan -- which includes Bay Creek -- will be available at this meeting.
  • All Bay Creek positions -- officers, area reps, committee chairs -- are up for election. Come out and vote, learn what the various committees do, what their upcoming plans are, and how you can participate.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Tue, 3-Feb-2004
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Friends of Monona Bay - Pizza & Planning
Join us February 3 for our annual planning meeting.

YOU BRING: your ideas for making Monona Bay the best it can be in 2004
YOU GET: free pizza, beverages, and great comraderie

We are working on four projects areas:

1) FUN WATERSHED EVENTS FOR THE COMMUNITY. A few of the ideas on the table for "Bay Days" include: picnics, boat parade, canoe scavenger hunt, watershed bike tour. NEEDED: Funlovers, event planners, and outdoorsy types.

2) OUTREACH AND EDUCATION. Develop brochures, web articles, etc to further the mission of FOMB. Work with neighborhood groups and other community organizations to promote our mission. Give presentations, table at various community events, and recruit new members. NEEDED: writers/editors, motor-mouths, diplomats, good isteners,activists, and civic-minded residents

3) FUNDRAISING. Grant writing, plant sale, develop a membership program, etc. NEEDED: grant writers, entrepreneurs, administrative leaders.

4) WATCHDOGGING. Develop projects for watershed watchdogs. Adopt-a-block (shoreline cleanup or storm drain adoption). Water monitoring. Bring in experts to provide training on construction runoff rules NEEDED: Detail-oriented folks who walk or bike near construction sites,canoeists for shoreline cleanups, anyone with a broom and shovel who can keep storm drains and curbs free of debris.

LOCATION
February 3, 6:30pm, 124 South Brooks, Room #1. RSVP to czaram@itis.com by Jan 31

Mon, 26-Jan-2004
St Marks Lutheran Church Youth Fundraiser
Youth at St Marks are selling 8 inch Big Mikes subs for you to munch on during the Super Bowl on Feb 1st. We are selling six different types: ham, roast beef, turkey, salami and tuna. $5.00 for the sub only and $6.00 for sub, chips, and can of soda. You can pick subs at St. Marks (605 Spruce Street) the morning of Feb 1st or we will deliver to your home (Madison area only). All orders need to be placed by Monday, Jan. 26th. To order and for more info call St. Marks 256-8463 or Sandy Fowler at 251-6931
Fri, 23-Jan-2004
10:30 am (2:00 hrs)
PRESENTATION BY COMMUNITY DESIGN ARTIST AND GENERATION OF IDEAS
Our purpose is to gather southside leaders to take advantage of two opportunities:

OPPORTUNITY #1 -- Southside community leaders have an opportunity to take advantage of a visit to Madison by an internationally known community design artist, Milenko Matanovic, and to explore how community-created art could create a beautiful and inspiring "Main Street" entrance to Madison that reflects the diverse communities of the southside. Milenko's talents include creating public gathering places, engaging communities in design, and engaging communities in producing art, in ways that help communities become more vibrant and humane. The cost of Milenko's visit has been donated, and his time and talent are available to work with southside leaders at no cost to us.

OPPORTUNITY #2 -- The Madison capital budget includes $2.5 million for Park Street redevelopment. Recommendations for projects for these funds will be determined by the Badger-Ann-Park Street Redevelopment Committee, with input from all of the southside planning that has been done during the past four years (Park Street revitalization, South Madison Neighborhood Plan, Wingra Creek improvement, Wingra Creek district BUILD grants, and more) and with public input from community members.

Catholic Multicultural Center - Community Room 1862 Beld Street

Tue, 13-Jan-2004
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Wingra Creek Parkway Master Plan Update
The update of the Master Plan has been completed and will be used to guide detailed phased improvements along the Parkway. The Master Plan Update and the future improvements timeline will be the subject of this informational public meeting. The format will be a presentation followed by an Open House format.

Takes place in the Community Room of the Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld Street.

Mon, 12-Jan-2004
7:30 pm (1:00 hr)
St. Mary's Expansion
Immediately following the Bay Creek meeting, representatives from St. Mary's will take about 15 minutes to present their ten year plan. There will be about 45 minutes for comments and questions.

Their plan is only proposed at this point and open to lots of input from us.

Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street.

Mon, 12-Jan-2004
5:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Potluck from 5:30-6:30 pm, bring a dish to pass and your own tableware.
  • Two UW-Madison students recently selected thirty native plants for along Wingra Creek as a class project. They will be making a 10 minute presentation, and are also interested in helping to plant these.
  • Bay Creek Walking Audit and Walking Guide - Cultural, Environmental and Recreational Assets. I would like to present a map, including such assets that have been mapped on it and ask for neighborhood input and feedback. These assets will be used to form specific routes for the guide, featuring a particular theme (ex. Tree Walk or Garden Walk).
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Mon, 8-Dec-2003
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • City Council Resolution I.D. 344996 - to be voted by Common Council Jan. 6, 2004. To vacate "Lake Shore Dr." Public access from Clarence Court water frontage across 3 properties to the east. Sponsored by Ald. Sloan. This is public property since 1923 but has recently been used exclusively by the 3 property owners. This resolution will transfer water frontage ownership from the city to the 3 owners, providing it gets a 2/3's Council Approval. Originally Clarence Ct. was to continue to the East and thus this land was plotted as a street but not developed. This is public access water frontage being handed off for free.
  • Alder report?
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Mon, 10-Nov-2003
(All day)
St Marks Christmas Wreath Sale
Order a Christmas wreath, swag, bunting from the youth of St. Marks Lutheran Church. They come in all sizes-small to huge-and prices. Please call Sandy at 251-6931 for more info (or the church at 256-8463)or to place your order. Or stop by the church and pick up a form. Last day to order is November 10th. We deliver them the 1st week in December.
Mon, 10-Nov-2003
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • There are a surprising number of families who benefit positively from chickens in our neighborhood. Members of the "Chicken Underground" will be present to briefly talk about chickens, and solicit feedback and ideas for making it legal to have chickens in Madison.
  • Alder report?
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web, etc.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 8-Nov-2003
4:30 pm (2:30 hrs)
St. Mark's annual Turkey Dinner
St. Mark's annual Turkey Dinner fund raiser will be held in the fellowship hall of the church at 605 Spruce Street. All proceeds go to St. Mark's and allow us to continue to serve our community. Don't miss this opportunity to meet your neighbors and eat some great food.
Thu, 6-Nov-2003
4:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Metro Listening Session for the South Madison Area
Come tell us how we can improve your Metro riding experience.

Metro Transit invites you to stop by and tell us what we can do to make our service better for you.

Members of Metro^Ņs Planning & Scheduling Staff will be available during this time to talk with you about your concerns, ideas and experiences as a Metro bus rider.

Takes place at Harambee Center, Villager Mall, 2202 S. Park St.

Sat, 25-Oct-2003
4:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Spaghetti Dinner
The Bay Creek Neighborhood Association will hold a spaghetti dinner at Romnes Apartments, 540 W. Olin Ave. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to purchase banners to enhance the neighborhood.

Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, serving, clean-up and ticket sales. We also need people to donate desserts which will be sold to raise additional proceeds.

Tickets are: adults $5, age 3-12 $3, family $15. Tickets will be available at Cargo Coffee and at the door. If you would like to volunteer or purchase tickets, please contact Judy Robinson by e-mail or phone 251-6661.

Tue, 21-Oct-2003
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
DINNER PARTY AND FIESTA
THE MADISON-ARCATAO SISTER CITY PROJECT AND US-ELSALVADOR SISTER CITIES INVITE YOU TO OUR NEW OFICE, DINNER PARTY AND FIESTA!

Special guest: Teresa Perez, Co-coordinator for US-El Salvador Sister Cities in El Salvaor. Suggested Donation: $10 ($5 students, kids 12 and under free)

Please join us for a fun and informative evening that will include LIVE MUSIC, a SLIDE SHOW ABOUT EL SAVADOR, and great company! For more information, contact Barbara at 251-9280.

St. Mark's Church, 605 Spruce Street

Sat, 18-Oct-2003
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
"One Wall Missing" - TAPIT/new works
"One Wall Missing" - The latest play from TAPIT/new works, will have an outreach session with performance excerpts, panel presentation and audience discussion at St. Mark's on Sat 10/18 at 6 pm, 605 Spruce Street.

This play explores the links between our past and present security concerns. The play examines how what we shut out shapes us, from the private consequences of history to exclusion practiced in the name of safety. Audiences will discover the surprising political and personal links between yesterday and today.

The panelists, Mary Layoun, an Arab-American, professor of Comparative Literature at UW-Madison; Sam White, of the Wisc, Army Nat'l Guard; Angie Hougas, an activist with Amnesty Internatiional; and Rober Kimbrough, a retired UW-Madison English professor and political activist; all discuss issues raised by the play from their perspective.

CHILDCARE MAY BE AVAILABLE IF NEEDED. Contact Mary Pharmer by 10/17 at 256-8463 if interested.

Performances will run Nov ,7 and 8 at 8 pm in the Marquee Rm of the Madison Civic Center with a matinee on Sat, Nov 8 at 2 pm.

More info if needed at 244-2938.

There is no cover charge. See http://www.mailbag.com/users/tapit/news.html for more details of the play.

Mon, 13-Oct-2003
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Update from Neighborhood Conference on Oct. 4.
  • A Spaghetti Dinner Update, Tickets for the dinner will be available purchase at the meeting Monday night.
  • Quintessence owner wishes to discuss parking violations, trash, and noise.
  • Alder report?
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sun, 12-Oct-2003
2:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Baha'i Center Open House
The Baha'i Center renovation is completed. Come to our open house and join us for refreshments and a tour of the Center.

324 W. Lakeside Street.

Wed, 1-Oct-2003
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Bay Creek Neighborhood Walking Audit
Join us in mapping and working to improve the walkability of the Bay Creek neighborhood. Training to use the walking audit tool is Wednesday October 1, 6:30-8:00 pm at Romnes Community Room (540 W. Olin). Then based on your own schedule and those in your group--you get out and walk the neighborhood. Fun, easy and a great way to meet your neighbors. It is estimated that volunteer time for this project will be 10 hours. Questions contact Jodi Wortsman at 261-5076 or smpcvc@terracom.net. Come join the fun!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sat, 13-Sep-2003
9:00 am (4:00 hrs)
Community Gardens Bike Tour
Join Mayor Dave Cieslewicz for a bike tour of the largest and the newest community gardens in town!

The tour will begin at 9:00 at Quann Community Garden, and maps of the route will be distributed then. Quann Garden is in Quann Park, behind the Alliant Energy Center Coliseum, at the intersection of Bram and Koster Streets, where the bike path meets Bram Street.

-- Three Gardens on the Tour --

Quann Community Garden near the Alliant Energy Center in South Madison

Newest & Fastest-Growing Community Garden in Madison! Quann was created in 2002, doubled in size this year, and now has 82 gardening families.

Eagle Heights Community Garden on the campus of UW-Madison

Largest and Most Diverse Community Garden in the Midwest! 427 families garden at Eagle Heights, from almost 50 different countries. Some say that it's the largest community garden in the U.S.

Sheboygan Community Garden at the Hill Farms State DOT Building

A Green Place for Apartment-Dwellers -- Human Scale Among the Highrises! Sheboygan gardeners have been growing on a hilltop on the near west side for 15 years; 39 families garden there.

Gardeners will lead tours of these three big, bountiful and diverse community gardens. Families and individuals are invited to bike the route at a moderate pace with Madison's Mayor. We will begin the ride with a safety refresher from staff of the Bicycle Federation, and they will provide an informal safety escort during the ride. We plan to offer bus transportation so that the tour is accessible for all. Reserve a spot on the bus by calling Janet Parker at 246-4730 ext. 218.

The Community Gardens Division of Community Action Coalition for South Central WI, Inc. & the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin are co-sponsors of this event.

Fri, 12-Sep-2003
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Kenyan Benefit Dinner
Menu:
  • Sukuma Wiki (greens)
  • Chapati (flat bread)
  • Curried Beef
  • Curried Chicken
  • Rice
  • Ugali (corn meal porridge)
  • Chai (black tea with milk)

The music director at St. Mark's church is initiating this because her daughter, Becca, was recently in the peace corp in Kenya working with deaf students. There are 3 students in particular she is hoping to help with tuition money.

Margaret Wangari is 15 yrs old and from Siakago in east central Kenya. She is attending St Angela Mumias Sec. School and Bocational School for Deaf Girls. Currently Margaret is ranked fourth overall in her class. Her school fees are $270 for 2004.

John Njagi is 19 yrs old and also from Siakago. He is attending Rev. Mohoro School for the Deaf near Nyeri. His school fees will be $320 for 2004.

Mutugi Nthiga is in his first of four years at Kaaga Technical School for the Deaf near Meru. He is 18 and is enrolled in the carpentry program. His school fees are $110 per year.

Your donation will give these young adults the opportunity to go to sec. school which could make all the difference in their lives. Thanks you for helping to give them the chance to lead productive lives!

This takes place at St. Mark's church, 605 Spruce Street.

Mon, 8-Sep-2003
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Results of meeting with city about the Wingra Path Crossing at Fish Hatchery
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Wed, 3-Sep-2003
1:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Olin Avenue Opening Celebration
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the city of Madison would like to invite you to attend the Olin Avenue opening celebration!

The celebration will take place at 1:30 PM on Wednesday September 3rd, at the new at-grade railroad crossing on Olin Avenue. On-street parking will be available just outside the project limits.

WisDOT Secretary Frank Busalacchi and city of Madison Mayor, Dave Cieslewicz, along with other local officials, will officially dedicate and open the project. Neighborhood residents will also be invited to participate in the opening (so bring your scissors to help cut the ribbon).

For additional information contact: Sandra Spann, WisDOT Communications Manager. Contact number: 243–3370.

Tue, 2-Sep-2003
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Friends of Monona Bay
We'll discuss formulating a long-term vision of what can be done to improve Monona Bay.

McConnell Hall, 124 South Brooks, Room #9. Contact czaram@itis.com for more information.

Guest panelists for the September meeting include:
John Magnuson - Professor Emeritus in Limnology and member of Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission.
Ann Forbes - co-founder of Friends of Lake Wingra, limnnologist, and watershed organizer.
Roger Bannerman - non-point source specialist with the DNR and infiltration expert.

Sun, 31-Aug-2003
1:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Ice Cream Social
Come join your neighbors at Bernie’s Beach in celebrating the start of the school year!

Ice cream and drinks provided. Please bring a topping to pass.

Organized by the Bay Creek Neighborhood Association.

Mon, 11-Aug-2003
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Results of meeting with city about the Wingra Path Crossing at Fish Hatchery
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Tue, 5-Aug-2003
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Friends of Monona Bay
UW Stormwater Management Project and its Implications for Monona Bay, Guest Speaker Ken Potter, 7 pm.

Regular business meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

The Location is 124 South Brooks, Room #1 (enter at the door for the Bolz Auditorium).

Sat, 19-Jul-2003
11:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Toy Party Open House
DIscovery Toys Open House at the home of Sandy Fowler, 1013 Lawrence St. Stop by for treats,sign up for prizes, meet other neighbors with childern and lastly order some toys.
Mon, 14-Jul-2003
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Bay Creek Walkability Study - AARP, Active for Life Campaign
  • Making the Fish Hatchery/Wingra Creek path crossing safer
  • Alder report?
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Fri, 4-Jul-2003
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Fourth of July Potluck
Remember last year's July 4 party? It was loads of fun! If you missed it, come this year. If you came, you know enough to come back.

Bring a dish to pass and your own tableware. Please consider bringing a dessert and $1.00! We hope to collect donations for BCNA with each piece of dessert consumed.

If you have any activity ideas or musical friends please contact Bonnie Schmidt at 259-0666.

12-2 at the Franklin Field shelter near the playground.

Sat, 21-Jun-2003
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Take a Stake in the Lakes: Brittingham/Bernie's Beach cleanup
Meet 9 am at Brittingham Park Shelter and 9:30 am at Bernie's Beach. Starting from each park, we'll work our way around the Monona Bay shoreline. Friends of Monona Bay invites all "Stake-in-the-Lakers" to a picnic at Brittingham Park Shelter from 12-3 pm. Bring gloves, rakes and wheelbarrows to clean up aquatic debris and trash. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty or wet. Contact: Jeff Swiggum, 257-0049, swiggum@execpc.com
Sun, 15-Jun-2003
12:00 pm (4:00 hrs)
Better Lawns and Gutters Tour
Better Lawns and Gutters Tour
features two Monona Bay area yards:

  • 1) a weed-free, chemical-free lawn on Emerson Street
  • 2) a sump pump rain garden on South Shore Drive
Sat, 14-Jun-2003
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Take a Stake in the Lakes: Wingra Creek cleanup
Meet at 9am, Wingra Dam near Vilas Zoo. See June/July Bulletin for more info.
Mon, 9-Jun-2003
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Information on the June 21 Stake in the Lakes Cleanup event and Friends of Monona Bay picnic.
  • Information on Safe Lawns/Clean Lakes neighborhood initiative. Yard signs are available, along with some new publications and a website with non-toxic lawn care information.
  • Alder report?
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 31-May-2003
8:00 am (6:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Neighborhood Yard Sales
Come to the Bay Creek Neighborhood coordinated yard sales event!

Pick up The List at the first stop, 625 Emerson Street, or at any participating household.

Rain date is the following Saturday, June 7. We have participation information on-line.

Mon, 12-May-2003
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Alder report?
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Tue, 6-May-2003
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
WHAT SHOULD PARK STREET LOOK LIKE?
Join us for the third and final in a series of public forums on urban design guidelines for Park Street.

We will present draft design guidelines for Park Street:

o Building and site remodeling
o New construction and development
o Public street design

Your input is critical!

o Do you live, work, or own a business in the Park Street area? We need everyone's input on guidelines for making Park Street more attractive and bicycle and pedestrian friendly.
o Park Street will grow. We need to hear from everyone what new developments for Park Street should look like.
o Business and property owners -- these design guidelines will directly affect how you improve your properties.
o Business and property owners -- we need your input on design review and incentive programs that are needed to implement the guidelines.

Your input will help us make Park Street the "Main Street" that our community deserves.

When: Tuesday, May 6
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Place: Madison Labor Temple (1602 South Park Street)

Childcare, Snacks and Spanish translation provided.

Forum sponsored by the Park Street Partners, a collaboration among area residents, City of Madison, Dane County, St Marys Hospital Medical Center, Dean Health System, Madison Gas and Electric, Meriter Hospital, South Metropolitan Business Association, South Metropolitan Planning Council, State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Town of Madison, and University of Wisconsin.

Park Street Partners strives to maximize accessibility for all of its public functions. Meetings are held at physically accessible locations. If you need accommodations, please let us know at least 48 hours in advance and we will work to arrange it for you. Call Shareen Martin at 258-5678 or e-mail shareen_martin@ssmhc.com

Sat, 26-Apr-2003
11:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Quann Park Community Gardens sign-up
If you’re interested in signing up for a garden plot, come to the South Madison Public Library, 2222 S. Park Street in the Villager Mall. The cost is very reasonable and is a sliding fee from $7.50 - $50 based on your income. You must also volunteer during the season.

This year there will be several improvements at Quann:

  • Six water stations were installed down the middle of the garden for easy access by all. Hurray!
  • Registration and opening date are earlier this year.
  • We’re doubling the land available this year (last year all available plots were taken).
  • Permanent no-till plots are now available.

The gardens are located at the southwest corner of Quann Park, near the Bram Street viaduct on Koster Street.

The plots are larger this year, approximately 20 by 22 feet. The land is divided into till and no-till areas. The till area will be plowed each season, and the no-till area can accommodate people who wish to grow perennials like asparagus or raspberries. There will also be an area designated for all-organic gardens for those who don't use chemicals. Last year this was about 85% of the land.

Sat, 19-Apr-2003
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Earth Day Challenge: Neighborhood Cleanup
Meet at Bernie's Beach. Walk the banks and clean up along the shoreline.

Bring gloves, rakes, and a few sturdy trash bags (some will be provided).

Questions? Call Amy Turner 250-0480.

Mon, 14-Apr-2003
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Alder report?
  • Updates from committees: SMPC liaison, contact person, newsletter, welcoming/recruitment, image, web.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Tue, 8-Apr-2003
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Friends of Monona Bay
Location: 124 South Brooks, Room #1.

For more information, call 250-5147.

Sun, 6-Apr-2003
11:00 am (1:00 hr)
Haiti Slide Show and Chili Lunch
Frank Parks will show slides of his recent medical mission trip to Thiotte, Haiti. The St. Mark's Men's Group will serve a chili and potato soup lunch. The event will take place at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St., in the fellowship hall (basement). A free will offering will be taken with proceeds benefitting the hospital in Thiotte and the St. Mark's youth group Civil Rights Journey to Mississippi this summer.
Wed, 26-Mar-2003
6:00 pm (2:30 hrs)
Mayoral Candidates Forum
6:00 - 7:00 pm Reception (food/beverages)
7:00 - 8:30 pm Forum

Where: James C. Wright Middle School Gymnasium 1717 Fish Hatchery Road

Presented by Communities United and League of Women Voters

Wed, 19-Mar-2003
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Progressive Dane Madison Mayoral Debate
Progressive Dane will hold a public Madison mayoral debate at the Bolz Auditorium, 124 S. Brooks St.

The format of the event will be: The first half of the debate will consist of a series of six questions developed by Progressive Dane and provided to the candidates in advance. In the second half, questions will be accepted from the audience (written on index cards) and will be collated and asked by the moderator. If you have a question for the candidates, you can email it to PD co-chair Stephanie Rearick at steph@uvulittle.com or wait until the debate.

This will be an important opportunity for members of the public to find out how Madison's mayoral candidates stand on issues important to progressives--issues like inclusionary zoning, drug policy, the city's and county's upcoming comprehensive plans, homelessness, clean elections, local democracy, and peace and justice. Both candidates have called themselves progressives; this is our chance to find out what they mean by that and where they stand on specific issues.

We are expecting a large turnout for the debate, so please arrive early. If you want to volunteer to help turn out the public (by making calls, hanging up flyers, etc.), or if you can help set up before the debate or clean up afterwards, please contact Progressive Dane's office at 257-4985 or office@prodane.org, or contact Stephanie Rearick at steph@uvulittle.com.

Mon, 10-Mar-2003
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Alder report?
  • Updates from committees.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 8-Mar-2003
7:00 pm (4:00 hrs)
DANCE ALIVE! - Celebrating or unity and our diversity, at St. Mark's
All ages community dance featuring two live bands plus dance instruction.

$5 suggested donation at the door - Free Popcorn!

Folks of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, cultures and beliefs gather together monthly to celebrate their diversity and build community through dancing. At least two different live musical groups, along with dance instruction, are featured at each Dance Alive! event. The dance is held at various smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free locations around Madison.

The next Dance Alive! (our ninth) will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2003 from 7:00-11:00 PM at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce Street (one block from Kohl's on Park Street).

Featured will be Alan Ng and Chelcy Bowles playing Irish Ceili, and a second act, to be announced. Dances will be called by Karen Fox Fischer.

Contact: Sandy River 241-7635

FUTURE DANCE ALIVE! DATES:

April 5 - Madison Senior Center
May 3 - Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center

Tue, 4-Mar-2003
6:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Friends of Monona Bay
WANTED: WATER DETECTIVES If you have an inquiring mind and a passion for our local lakes, join us for an informational meeting on water quality monitoring. Susan Graham from DNR's Self-Help Citizen Lake Monitoring Program will explain the tools needed for testing the water, as well as how to coordinate testing efforts on Monona Bay with satellite data.

Tuesday, March 4
6pm - refreshments
6:30pm - water monitoring information
McConnell Hall (124 S. Brooks across from Meriter) Room #1

For more information, call 250-5147

Wed, 19-Feb-2003
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Help Plan the Future of Wingra Creek!
Do you like to walk, run, or bike along the shores of Wingra Creek? Do you canoe or kayak between lakes Wingra and Monona? Do you run your dogs at Quann Park? Do you care about South Park Street revitalization? Would you like to meet others interested in the future of the creek and its corridor?

Please join us at a facilitated workshop to:

  • Learn about the current timeline for City of Madison improvements to the creek and its banks.
  • Provide your ideas about the creek's environmental, recreational, educational, and other qualities.
  • Add your voice as we compile information on what the community values and what we would most like to change.

Where: Catholic Multicultural Center (formerly St. Martin House), 1862 Beld Street.
When: Wednesday, February 19th, 2003 at 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6:30.

For more information, call Jean Nielsen at the SMPC: 261-9928

Get Involved! The world is run by those who show up!

Hosted by Alder Matt Sloan, Friends of Lake Wingra, South Metropolitan Planning Council, and the City of Madison Division of Engineering.

Mon, 10-Feb-2003
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • All Bay Creek positions -- officers, area reps, committee chairs -- are up for election. Come out and vote, learn what the various committees do, what their upcoming plans are, and how you can participate.
  • Spring neighborhood yard sales this year???
  • Alder report?
  • Updates from committees.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Mon, 27-Jan-2003
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Mayoral Candidate's Forum
Bay Creek and several other neighborhoods are organizing a candidate's forum for mayor. It takes place at the new Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld Street.

The forum will be videotaped; call Jim Winkle at 259-0666 before the forum to reserve a copy.

Mon, 13-Jan-2003
5:30 pm (2:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting and Potluck
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:

  • Potluck at 5:30 pm, bring a dish to pass. We'll provide paper plates and plasticware.
  • Bay Creek Bulletin ad rates.
  • Alder report.
  • Updates from committes.
  • Update on mayoral candidates' forum.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Mon, 9-Dec-2002
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Finalize letter to alder regarding intersection at Fish Hatchery and Wingra Drive.
  • Alder report?
  • Updates from committees.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 7-Dec-2002
3:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Madison Gospelaires Concert
The Madison Gospelaires will perform in a benefit for the Madison Area Peace Coalition at St Mark's Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St.

A potluck dinner will follow the concert in the dining area of the church. If you wish to join us for dinner, please bring a dish or beverage to share. This will be a great time to relax, socialize, find out more about MAPC, and get to know other people who share your convictions.

Don't know who the Madison Gospelaires are?? See http://csumc.wisc.edu/folklifefestival/festival/MadisonGospelaires.htm for a description.

Thu, 5-Dec-2002
6:30 pm
Future plans for Wingra Creek
Location: Wright Middle School

The meeting is being held by the City Engineer (Mike Daily) to gather input on the scope and timing of the work outline by a plan, which was put together abot 10 years ago and is rather out of date. It essentially called for limited dredging, streambank stabilization work to be done with natural means as much as possible, and enhancement of the creek as a recreational (e.g. canoe & fishing) and environmental corridor. Some of the techniques proposed, however, may not be suitable or desirable any longer. The first step is to update that plan which must be submitted to the DNR for approval prior to any work being done.

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together stakeholders (adjacent property owners, civic groups, environmental groups, etc.) and begin laying out how the plan should be updated and other issues such as timing.

Wed, 4-Dec-2002
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Park Street Future Forum -- How Should Park Street Look?
Come to the second in a series of Forums on the future of Park Street.
  • Learn about the results of the first Park Street Urban Design Guidelines Forum
  • Get your voice heard
  • Join your neighbors and Park Street business owners

Wednesday, December 4, 2002
Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St.
Light snacks, childcare and Spanish translation available.

Mon, 11-Nov-2002
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
NOTE THAT THE MEETING LOCATION HAS CHANGED FOR THIS MONTH ONLY. We will meet at the UW Space Place.

Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:

  • Alder report?
  • Updates from committees.

All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Mon, 4-Nov-2002
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
City of Madison Comprehensive Plan Local Open House
Place: Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park Street

Following the October 28th Kickoff Open House, a series of similar open houses will be held at eight locations throughout the community to provide additional opportunities to hear about Madison's new Comprehensive Plan, and offer your comments and suggestions on the future of Madison. All Madison citizens are invited to participate in any of these open houses.

Please join us to help chart our City's future. At the open house, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear about the City's new Comprehensive Planning project.
  • Learn about trends affecting Madison and the Dane County region.
  • Talk with key City staff about existing plans and planning activities.
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE by providing your comments and suggestions on the future of Madison.
Sat, 2-Nov-2002
8:00 am (4:00 hrs)
Madison Neighborhood Roundtable
Mayor Susan J.M. Bauman is inviting neighborhood leaders throughout the City to participate in the 2002 Neighborhood Roundtable. The one-half day event will be held Saturday, November 2, 2002 at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center. The Neighborhood Roundtable will focus on collaborative efforts between the public and private sectors and active neighborhood associations. Neighborhood activist will have the opportunity to hear first hand on successful projects that improved the livability of their neighborhoods. Attending the Neighborhood Roundtable is a great chance to get to know the movers and the shakers in other neighborhoods than your own and to learn from their experience. It promises to be a very energizing session.

For registration materials contact: Department of Planning & Development at 266-4635.

Event sponsored by the City of Madison and Madison Gas & Electric Company.

Mon, 28-Oct-2002
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
City of Madison Comprehensive Plan Kickoff Open House
Place: Marquee Room, Madison Civic Center, 211 State Street

Please join us to help chart our City's future. At the open house, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear about the City's new Comprehensive Planning project.
  • Learn about trends affecting Madison and the Dane County region.
  • Talk with key City staff about existing plans and planning activities.
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE by providing your comments and suggestions on the future of Madison.

The Comprehensive Plan will chart a course for the City by establishing guiding principles that help steer the City towards a promising future. The process will focus on the difficult trade-offs necessary to balance growth, livability, and affordability in a regional context.

At the open house, there will be informational displays, a short talk by the Mayor and City staff, as well as opportunities to provide your comments and suggestions. This meeting is only the first of several planning activities that will be held throughout the City during the course of the project.

Over the next two years, there will be a variety of opportunities for Madison's citizens and residents to gather information, ask questions, and join in charting our future* together. The next opportunity will be a series of local open houses held throughout the community. See 4-Nov-2002 for the meeting in Bay Creek.

Thu, 24-Oct-2002
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
EcoTeam Informational Meeting
637 South Shore Dr., Madison - Doug and Alicia Alexander's house

An informal neighborhood gathering and outreach to give information about EcoTeams. EcoTeams are a wonderful way to promote an earth-friendly lifestyle while building community and strengthening relationships with others in the neighborhood. Snacks will be provided by current EcoTeam members who will be available to describe some of our experiences and empower the formation of future groups.

For information, contact Cindy Snyder at cssnyder@charter.net or phone 257-0202.

Tue, 22-Oct-2002
6:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Neighborhood Club and Restaurant at 1821 Park Street
We are proposing to develop a neighborhood Club & Restaurant at 1821 South Park St. The site is next door to GTC auto parts and adjacent to the Laundromat.

We will be holding a project information meeting on Oct. 22, 2002 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St. We are inviting neighborhood residents, community residents and area organizations to this meeting.

Rick Flowers has a strong desire to help promote the economic well being of our community.

Mr. Flowers believes that:

1) This much needed socializing/network medium and restaurant will give the South Madison neighborhood, as well as the City Of Madison, an exciting and enjoyable destination.

2) This project will foster new economic opportunity and social interaction between individuals.

3) This project will provide a safe environment to enjoy Madison's rich and diverse culture.

This project will strive to have the best qualified staff, exceptional service, upscale facilities and provide an excellent social experience for it's patrons.

Please plan to attend this very important meeting.

Questions please call Rick at 345-4265 or e-mail to: Floroq@aol.com

We have found that many residents support our business development goals and we would like to thank them.

Wed, 16-Oct-2002
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Share the Vision: Talk with the Mayor
Mayor Sue Bauman is holding a series of open meetings to share her vision for Madison's future and to discuss the 2003 City Budget and the priorities it reflects. All city residents are invited to attend these sessions and to join in the dialogue. They are a unique opportunity for individuals to speak directly with the Mayor about important public policy issues that touch our lives.

South Madison Health & Family Center (Enter through South Madison Branch Library). 2202 South Park Street

Mon, 14-Oct-2002
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • Alder report?
  • Updates from committees.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Mon, 7-Oct-2002
9:00 am (1:00 hr)
Prayer Service
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St. is holding a Prayer Service on October 7 at 9 a.m. the day the US began bombing Afghanistan.
Wed, 25-Sep-2002
6:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Park Street Future Forum: How Should Park Street Look?
Ask questions. Voice your opinion. Get involved. Attend a public forum at the Labor Temple (1602 S. Park Street) to gather community input to develop design guidelines for the Park Street corridor. Questions, contact Shareen Martin, 258-5678. Keep your eyes open for further details.
Sat, 14-Sep-2002
1:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Healthy Lawn Care Workshop
A soil scientist and neighbor will provide hands-on examples of what you can do in your yard this fall to make your lawn happier and healthier next year. See for yourself just how good turf can look without chemicals. Takes place at 718 Emerson.
Wed, 11-Sep-2002
9:00 am (1:00 hr)
Prayer Service
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St. Madison will be holding a Prayer Service - meditation and reflection based on the Psalms. All are welcome.
Mon, 9-Sep-2002
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • "Fact or Fiction: Great-looking Lawns without Chemicals." A Dane County UW Extension expert will get to the bottom of the matter. Bring your questions about weeds, insects, and fertilizers. FREE refreshments will be provided.

    This will be the bulk of the meeting; in the time remaining, we'll cover just the essential things from our regular meeting.

  • Alder report?
  • Updates from committees.
  • St. Mary's representative Kevin Grohskopf will be on hand to answer any questions about the expansion. This is a last minute addition, and we very well may have to invite him to a future meeting if we run out of time.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 24-Aug-2002
8:00 am (6:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Neighborhood Yard Sales
Take a break from the blues and come to the Bay Creek Neighborhood coordinated yard sales event.

Pick up The List at the first stop, 625 Emerson Street, or at any participating household.

Rain date is August 31.

Fri, 23-Aug-2002
12:00 pm (11:30 hrs)
Madison Blues Festival
The fifth annual Madison Blues Festival takes place in Olin Park Friday and Saturday, from noon - 11:30 pm.
Mon, 12-Aug-2002
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:
  • A representative from Romnes will be on hand to let us know a little about the townhouses that are being planned for the greenspace on Lakeside Street.
  • We've talked on and off about having block captains... after this meeting we may actually have some! Having block captains will strengthen the neighborhood by making possible rapid communication when needed and enable us to have a neighborhood directory.
  • If you could have anything that you wanted on a neighborhood website, what would that be? Examples: tool sharing, find out what kids are available to shovel snow, find someone to share a CSA subscription with, learn about events, learn about groups (poetry writers, playgroups, etc.), what are people giving away, etc.
  • Alder report?
  • Updates from committees.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Fri, 9-Aug-2002
1:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
The Art Cart at Olin Park
The Art Cart is a traveling art program sponsored by the Madison Art Center and Madison School Community Recreation (MSCR). The Art Cart truck carries art teachers and supplies and offers free opportunities for kids 5 and older to do art projects at various parks around Madison. No registration is needed.
Fri, 2-Aug-2002
9:45 am (1:30 hrs)
Stagecoach Players at Olin Park
The Stagecoach Players is a summer theater program for teanagers sponsored by MSCR. The cast travels to parks in Madison and performs two plays. The Stagecoach Players will perform at Olin Park at 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. All performances are free and no registration is needed.
Fri, 26-Jul-2002
1:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
The Art Cart at Bernie's Beach
The Art Cart is a traveling art program sponsored by the Madison Art Center and Madison School Community Recreation (MSCR). The Art Cart truck carries art teachers and supplies and offers free opportunities for kids 5 and older to do art projects at various parks around Madison. No registration is needed.
Tue, 9-Jul-2002
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Traffic Calming Options for Lakeside Street
Location TBA.
Mon, 8-Jul-2002
6:30 pm (1:15 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Beginning with this meeting, we'll move the reports to the end of the meeting. The meeting has also been lengthened by 15 minutes.

Do you have an agenda item? Let us know about it beforehand and we'll post it here. So far, the agenda is:

  • More thoughts about block captains.
  • Alder report?
  • Safe Lawns initiative update.
  • Updates from committees.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Thu, 4-Jul-2002
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Fourth of July Potluck
Remember last year's July 4 party? It was loads of fun! If you missed it, come this year. If you came, you know enough to come back.

Bring a dish to pass and your own tableware. Please consider bringing a dessert and $1.00! We hope to collect donations for BCNA with each piece of dessert consumed.

If you have any activity ideas or musical friends please contact Bonnie Schmidt at 259-0666.

12-2 at the Franklin Field shelter near the playground.

Sat, 22-Jun-2002
9:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Monona Bay cleanup
Take a Stake in the Lakes cleanup of Monona Bay. Two sites:
1) Bernie's Beach at the end of Gilson Street at Monona Bay
2) The park end of O'Sheridan Drive at Monona Bay

Walk the banks and clean up our green spaces. Bring gloves, rakes and other items handy for a cleanup, in addition to some drinking water for yourself. T-shirts for the first 20 attendees! Garbage bags also provided. More info: Jennifer Zahn, 255-3797, zoinksjz@uwalumni.com.

Sat, 15-Jun-2002
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Wingra Creek Cleanup
Walk the banks of our neighborhood creek collecting refuse or paddle along to remove junk, down trees, etc.

Meet at 9 a.m. at the Lake Wingra Dam in Vilas Park. Some canoes will be available

Call Mike Ivey 250-3192

Fri, 14-Jun-2002
4:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
South Side Bank Open House
Rumour has it that there will be an open house at the South Side Bank building on Lakeside Street. You can get a peek at all the hard work Michael has been doing before the businesses move into the space.
Mon, 10-Jun-2002
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Some agenda items:
  • Consider lengthening our current meeting, or perhaps adding a seperate monthly meeting with a different focus. Why? We are consistently going over our alloted one hour, not always finishing our agenda, and there's the potential for more neighborhood input into development projects.
  • Determine what to do with ideas generated from brainstorming several meetings ago
  • Updates from committees

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 1-Jun-2002
9:30 am (4:30 hrs)
BOOK SALE - South Madison Branch Library
Book sale at 2222 South Park Street, Room 310.

Sale includes recent bestsellers, kids' books, videos, music CDs, and a bake sale.

Today only, check out our table at the Southside Community Market, the southside's own farmers' market.

Proceeds from book sale benefit South Madison Branch Library.

Fri, 31-May-2002
12:00 pm (5:00 hrs)
BOOK SALE - South Madison Branch Library
Book sale at 2222 South Park Street, Room 310.

Sale includes recent bestsellers, books of yesteryear, kids' books, books on tape, videos, music CDs, magazines, and a bake sale.

Proceeds support programs at South Madison Branch Library.

Sun, 26-May-2002
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Planting at the Statue
April showers bring May flowers, but not without helping hands like yours!

Join a few neighbors and help weed and plant flowers around the family statue and berm at the corner of Park and Beld Streets. Rain date is Sunday. Questions? Contact Jim Winkle at 259-0666.

Thu, 16-May-2002
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Quann Park Community Garden Meeting
Agenda:
  • Plan for opening day (May 18).
  • Hear the registration report.
  • Determine the executive board.
  • Survey of pesticide and fertilizer use.

Madison Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street.

Can't make a meeting? Call 246-4730 ext. 218 to get involved!

Sponsored by the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. Garden Program

Mon, 13-May-2002
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Some agenda items:
  • Consider starting a "safe lawns = clean lakes" campaign, and inviting guest speakers to kick it off in a few months.
  • Money request for Port-to-Print to shoot films: $251.98. MG&E can't print from PageMaker, so this is the next best option unless we want to wait another two months to redesign in Quark and distribute with the August/September newsletter.
  • Consider whether to remove Romnes as a seperate rep area
  • Determine what to do with ideas generated from brainstorming at the last meeting
  • Updates from committees

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Thu, 2-May-2002
3:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
South District Police Station Grand Opening
With our grand opening, citizens will not only get a closer look at their new police facility, but they will also get an opportunity to view a collection of wonderful photographs and children's artwork celebrating the diverse culture and history of south Madison. There will also be live music and refreshments provided to thank everyone for their support.
Tue, 23-Apr-2002
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Beld Street Bridge Replacement
There is a proposal to replace the Beld Street bridge over Wingra Creek in 2003. The Wingra Creek bikepath will remain open; however, a temporary detour will be required.

This meeting will be held in room 1209 of the Wright Middle School located at 1717 Fish Hatchery Road. A short presentation will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a question and answer session.

Sat, 20-Apr-2002
10:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Earth Day Challenge: Neighborhood Cleanup
Meet at Bernie's Beach. Bring gloves and a few sturdy trash bags.
Sat, 20-Apr-2002
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Sign-up for a Community Garden Plot!
We're very excited to announce the availability of garden plots on the near south side of Madison! The brand new Quann Park Community Garden has one acre of land available at the southwest corner of the park near the Bram Street viaduct.

To sign up for a garden plot, come to the new Cargo Coffee, right across from Kohl's at 1309 S. Park Street on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m - noon.

Plot sizes are 15 x 15 feet and cost is a sliding fee scale from $5 - $35 based on income.

There will be an area designated for all-organic gardens for those who don't use chemicals. In subsequent years, the gardening area will be divided into till and no-till areas. The till area will be plowed each season, and the no-till area is intended to accomodate people who wish to grow perennials like asparagus, raspberries, or even fruit trees!

If you've never gardened in a community garden before, you can look forward to more than fresh fruits and veggies. Cultural exchanges sprout and new friendships grow as diverse groups of people share a common goal.

Sponsored by the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. Garden Program

Tue, 16-Apr-2002
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Need Space to Garden?
A community garden is starting in Quann Park at Koster and Bram streets on the near south side. Help shape this green acre in the city! Green thumbs and first-timers equally welcome.

More info will be posted here before the meeting.

Madison Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street.

Can't make a meeting? Call 246-4730 ext. 218 to get involved!

Sponsored by the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. Garden Program

Wed, 10-Apr-2002
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Organizing Community Teams for the Park Street Revitalization Plan
The vision being launched over the last year was to develop Park Street into a "main street". The vision was to have Park Street connect neighborhoods, invite walking, and plan for many types of transportation. People wanted Park Street to attract more customers to area businesses and to reflect the diversity and vibrancy of the local community

Please join us at the Community Teams Kick-Off to make connections and to jointly explore ways to involve residents in the Park Street revitalization efforts. Based on community interests, the teams will focus on: Affordable Housing, Transportation and Urban Design/Beautification.

Romnes Apartments, 540 W. Olin Ave.

Mon, 8-Apr-2002
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Some agenda items:
  • Consider whether to remove Romnes as a seperate rep area
  • Determine what to do with ideas generated from brainstorming at the last meeting
  • Updates from committees

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Mon, 11-Mar-2002
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
First annual brainstorming meeting! Bring your ideas for how to improve the neighborhood in the coming year.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Thu, 7-Mar-2002
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Need Space to Garden?
A community garden is starting in Quann Park at Koster and Bram streets on the near south side. Help shape this green acre in the city! Green thumbs and first-timers equally welcome.

Last time we made a preliminary design of the layout of the garden, and rated concerns. Concerns that came out on top were pesticide use, how to govern the garden, startup costs, water, toxicity, and neighbor concerns.

We will make key decisions on how to run the garden, including this spring's layout and signup!

Madison Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street.

Can't make a meeting? Call 246-4730 ext. 218 to get involved!

Sponsored by the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. Garden Program

Tue, 12-Feb-2002
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
County Board Candidates' Forum
The Bay Creek Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a candidates' forum for the county board seat in our new 27th district. (We used to be in district 13 which included Vilas, Greenbush, and Bram's Addition, but Dane County recently redistricted, and we’re now in a new district 27 with the Arboretum and Arbor Hills.)

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the candidates: Jim Campbell, Scott McCormick, and Kyle Richmond are running. All candidates have confirmed their attendance.

Each supervisor serves on at least one committee. The committees set policies regarding recycling, lakes management, human services (like foster care and mental health services), transportation, public safety (like 911 dispatch, sheriff, and jail), environmental quality, and land use issues in the county. They oversee policy for the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, Parks Commission, Regional Planning Commission, Humane Society, Vilas Zoo, the airport, and more. Supervisors also serve on a variety of other boards and commissions, appointed by either the County Board Chair or the County Executive.

The forum is at the Madison Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. Bring questions! The primary election is one week later (February 19th).

The forum will be videotaped; contact Jim Winkle at 259-0666 to reserve a copy of the tape.

Mon, 11-Feb-2002
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Time to run for office and/or vote. All positions -- officers, area reps, committee chairs -- are open. Learn what the various committees do, what their upcoming plans are, and how you can participate.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 9-Feb-2002
2:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Need Space to Garden?
A community garden is starting in Quann Park at Koster and Bram streets on the near south side. Help shape this green acre in the city! Green thumbs and first-timers equally welcome.

Last time we made a preliminary design of the layout of the garden, and rated concerns. Concerns that came out on top were pesticide use, how to govern the garden, startup costs, water, toxicity, and neighbor concerns.

We will make key decisions on how to run the garden, including this spring's layout and signup!

Madison Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street.

Can't make a meeting? Call 246-4730 ext. 218 to get involved!

Sponsored by the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. Garden Program

Thu, 24-Jan-2002
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Bay Creek EcoTeam Informational Meeting
Are you interested in learning more about EcoTeams in the neighborhood? This is a chance for people who are perhaps interested in joining the next Bay Creek EcoTeam to mingle with and ask questions of the folks that have already completed one. No commitment required, just come and ask questions.

St. Mark's Fellowship Hall, 605 Spruce Street.

Tue, 22-Jan-2002
7:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Bay Creek Traffic Meeting
The Bay Creek Traffic Committee meeting will be held at St Mark's Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce Street.

The agenda at the moment is to determine the best approach to tackling a neighborhood traffic plan, possible breaking off in groups according to area, and choose a chair for the committee. Please e-mail an RSVP or call me at 284-1349. See you soon. Candace Pantoga, BCNA Treasurer.

Tue, 15-Jan-2002
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Need Space to Garden?
A community garden is starting in Quann Park at Koster and Bram streets on the near south side. Help shape this green acre in the city! Green thumbs and first-timers equally welcome.

We'll be designing the garden at this meeting, and rating the concerns issues. Last time we learned about the landfill remediation efforts and rated the usage ideas. Ideas that came out on top were to have both till and no-till areas, having a water source and organic material available, fencing, and having bird/bat houses for mosquito control. Lower on the list were having a food pantry garden, children's garden, organic section, swing, tools, raised beds, a kiosk, and rocks.

Madison Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street.

Can't make a meeting? Call 246-4730 ext. 218 to get involved!

Sponsored by the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. Garden Program

Tue, 15-Jan-2002
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Traffic Safety Action Planning Meeting
The Safe Community Coalition - neighborhoods, law enforcement agencies, public health and transportation agencies, businesses - will hold a Traffic Safety Action Planning Meeting at United Way of Dane County Bldg, 2059 Atwood Avenue in Madison. Hope you can join us!

The purpose of this meeting is to begin implementing a county-wide strategy in 2002 to address the top two issues identified at the Coalition's Community Traffic Summit held last May: 1) reducing the incidence of red light running, which is a significant cause of death and injury in our community; and 2) reducing speeding, which is a contributing factor in many crash-related injuries and negatively affects quality of life in our neighborhoods.

Mon, 14-Jan-2002
6:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting and Potluck
Some agenda items:
  • Potluck at 6:00 pm, bring a dish to pass, Bay Creek will provide the drinks
  • Update on county board candidates' forum
  • Update on community gardens from the Community Action Coalition

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Thu, 10-Jan-2002
6:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Community Meeting for South Madison
The South Madison Neighborhood Planning process is holding a community-wide meeting at Lincoln School, 909 Sequoia Trail. The meeting will give community residents and businesses an opportunity to discuss issues important to the south Madison planning process.

The South Madison Neighborhood Plan will be the first City of Madison neighborhood plan to include several neighborhoods. The Burr Oaks, Capitol View Heights, Bram's Addition, and Bay Creek neighborhoods are all represented in the process. If you live or work in any of these neighborhoods, please join us.

AGENDA

1. 6:30 Welcome
2. 6:35 Overview
3. 6:50 Why are we here?
- Description of process
- Identification of issues ***Everyone participates!
- Prioritization of issues ***Everyone participates!
- Goal statement development
- Report out
4. 8:00 Where do we go from here?
- Description of next steps
5. 8:15 How can you help?
6. 8:25 Closing

Tue, 11-Dec-2001
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Olin Avenue At-Grade Crossing and Removal of Bridge
The proposed plan for Olin Avenue will be presented (7:30). The proposed plan contains islands to slow traffic on Olin Avenue and to enhance the pedestrian crossings at Gilson Street, Rowell Street and Lake Court.

Construction is planned for 2003. Final plan preparation will take place in 2002. Please attend the informational meeting to learn more about the plans and to provide input on the final details.

Location: Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street

Mon, 10-Dec-2001
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Some agenda items:
  • Should we organize a candidate's forum for county board?

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Thu, 6-Dec-2001
7:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Need Space to Garden?
A community garden is starting in Quann Park at Koster and Bram streets on the near south side. Help shape this green acre in the city! Green thumbs and first-timers equally welcome.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 608 Spruce Street, upstairs lounge.

Can't make a meeting? Call 246-4730 ext. 218 to get involved!

Sponsored by the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. Garden Program

Mon, 12-Nov-2001
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Some agenda items:
  • Neighborhood police officer Mike Brennan will introduce himself, and be available to answer questions.
  • Hearts and Hands across South Madison is a new program that designs and implements cultural arts programs to build family and community assets. They'll do a hands on presentation by doing some arts activities with folks at the meeting. Just bring yourselves; Hearts and Hands will bring materials appropriate for folks of various ages and abilities.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Thu, 8-Nov-2001
7:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Need Space to Garden?
A community garden is starting in Quann Park at Koster and Bram streets on the near south side. Help shape this green acre in the city! Green thumbs and first-timers equally welcome.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 608 Spruce Street, upstairs lounge.

Can't make a meeting? Call 246-4730 ext. 218 to get involved!

Sponsored by the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. Garden Program

Sat, 27-Oct-2001
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Safe Halloween Party
Hot dogs for the kids; games and prizes.

133 E. Lakeside Street.

Sat, 20-Oct-2001
11:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Empty Bowls meal
Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger. $15.00 donation requested.

Grace Episcopal Church, 116 W. Washington Ave

Sat, 20-Oct-2001
8:00 am (5:00 hrs)
South Madison Farmers' Market
Villager Shopping Mall, 2200 South Park Street (in front of the Harambee Health Center).

Pumpkins! Pumpkins are available in all sizes and shapes: big jack-o-lanterns, small pie pumpkins, mini pumpkins. Acorn, butternut, buttercup, and sweet dumpling squash are abundant. This is a good place to buy heavy items such as pumpkins and squash because it's a short walk to the car.

Cool weather crops such as broccoli, mustard greens, and cilantro look great again. Turnips, potatoes, onions, peppers, more.

Market also held on Tuesday afternoons, 2:30 to 6:00 PM.

Thu, 11-Oct-2001
7:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
America: Turning Tragedy to Victory
A public talk by William Smith, Ed.D. Founder of the Day of Honor observances for minority World War II veterans and Producer of the PBS telecast of "The Invisible Soldiers: Unheard Voices"

Location: Madison Bahį'ķ Center, 324 West Lakeside St.

There is no admission charge and no contributions will be accepted.

Dr. Smith is the President/CEO of PEVUE, Inc., and a nonprofit media services company. He serves as a consultant to several national race unity initiatives, including “Neighborhood Race Unity Dialogues.” Dr. Smith was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966 and served as a conscientious objector as an unarmed combat platoon medic in the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam. He received the Combat Medic Award and two Bronze Stars for his service.  After Vietnam he received his doctorate in Education Administration from the Un iversity of Massachusetts for a dissertation on "Alternatives for Inner City Education."  He is co-producer of the nationally distributed Bahį'ķ TV program, "The Power of Race Unity." He is founder of the Day of Honor Project, which gives formal acknowledgement, and thanks to minorities for their extraordinary and selfless service in World War II. More than 100 cities in the United States have held Day of Honor local observances since Congress passed the historic Day of Honor Joint Resolution on May 23, 2000. Dr. Smith also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Phelps-Stokes Fund, America’s oldest continuously operating foundation serving the need of African Americans, Native Americans, Africans and the rural and urban poor.

Mon, 8-Oct-2001
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Some agenda items:
  • Most of the meeting will be devoted to a discussion of traffic in the neighborhood. A traffic engineer will make a presentation, and be available to answer questions. A traffic committee will form if there is enough interest. If you have an interest in how traffic flows through the neighborhood, plan on attending.
  • There will also be a 15-minute presentation on some of the volunteer work being done in the neighborhood, to give you an opportunity to get involved in your community!

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Wed, 3-Oct-2001
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Mayor Sue Bauman listening session
Mayor Sue Bauman is holding a series of listening sessions throughout the city to talk with Madison residents about any issues of general concern to the city. These are unique opportunities for city residents to speak directly with the Mayor about how we might work better together to ensure that Madison is a safe and healthy place for all who live, learn, work and play here.

South Madison Health & Family Center

2202 South Park Street

Wed, 26-Sep-2001
7:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Ground Zero
Meet with the owner of Ground Zero, who will be opening a new shop at the old Jiffy Lube on Park Street. He'd like to meet with nearby neighbors to show them his plan.

The meeting takes place at 1309 S. Park Street (the old Jiffy Lube).

Sun, 16-Sep-2001
12:00 pm (4:00 hrs)
LGBT Potluck Picnic
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender residents, and their friends are invited to a potluck picnic, noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Franklin Field shelter.
Fri, 14-Sep-2001
7:00 pm (0:30 hrs)
Prayer Service
A prayer service in remembrance of the victims and families will be held at the Madison Area Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street, Friday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Mon, 10-Sep-2001
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Some agenda items:
  • Prepare for upcoming neighborhood traffic meeting

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 8-Sep-2001
8:00 am (5:00 hrs)
South Madison Farmers' Market
Villager Shopping Center, 2200 South Park Street (in front of Harambee Health Center)

New produce: acorn, butternut, buttercup, and spaghetti squash; gourds; sheaves of dried wheat. The Scotts offer a salsa box with enough tomatoes, onions, and assorted sweet and hot peppers to put up several pints of salsa. New apple varieties from Fox Run orchard include Macintosh, Wealthy, Jonathan, Greening, and Tokyo Rose. Watermelons, tomatoes in every possible color and shape, tomatilloes and hot peppers for salsa, lots more.

Also on Tuesday afternoons, 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

Sat, 1-Sep-2001
8:00 am (5:00 hrs)
South Madison Farmers' Market
Villager Shopping Center, 2200 South Park Street (in front of Harambee Health Center)

Late summer produce continues. Watermelons, cantaloupes, apples, pears, peaches. Tomatoes, basil, green peppers, zucchini, patty pan squash, and spaghetti squash for Mediterranean cooking. Potatoes, onions, carrots, beets, turnips. Variety of greens for cooking and salads.

Also on Tuesday afternoons from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Tuesday market offers raspberries, cut flowers, more Asian-American vendors.

Fri, 31-Aug-2001
12:00 pm (11:00 hrs)
Madison Blues Festival
The fourth annual Madison Blues Festival takes place in Olin Park Friday and Saturday, from noon - 11pm.
Sat, 25-Aug-2001
8:00 am (5:00 hrs)
South Madison Farmers' Market
Villager Shopping Center, 2200 South Park Street

Melons are here! August 18th Market offered muskmelons, honeydew melons, and three types of watermelon: Crimson Sweet, Sugar Baby, and Yellow Doll.

Other new items: lemongrass, Italian parsley, tomatilloes, plum tomatoes, yellow (acid-free) tomatoes, acorn squash, spaghetti squash.

Sweet corn, ripe and green tomatoes, sweet bell and hot peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, patty pan squash, onions, and potatoes are abundant. Eggplants, lettuce, turnip greens, cabbage, brussels sprouts, green beans, garlic, basil, sage, honey, jams, houseplants, flowering shrubs, more.

Also on Tuesday afternoons, 2:30 to 6:00 PM, same location.

Sat, 25-Aug-2001
8:00 am (6:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Neighborhood Yard Sales
The Bay Creek Neighborhood Association is organizing a one day coordinated yard sales event. We have the list of items and addresses on-line.
Wed, 22-Aug-2001
7:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Introduction to the Baha'i Faith
30 to 45-minute presentation followed by question & answer period. Madison Area Baha'i Center 324 W. Lakeside Street
Mon, 20-Aug-2001
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
W. Washington and S. Park proposed reconstruction
NOTICE from Larry Nelson, City Engineer

WHAT: Informational meeting regarding the proposed reconstruction of West Washington Avenue from South Park Street to Regent Street and South Park Street from West Washington Avenue to Regent Street in 2002 and the proposed changes to the geometrics.

WHEN: Monday, August 20, 2001 from 6 - 8 p.m. This is an informal open house with a presentation at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: The conference room of the Brittingham Apartments located on 755 Braxton Place.

If you have questions regarding these assessments, please contact LeAnne Hannan, of this office, at 266-4057.

Hmong and Spanish speaking interpreters will be provided at the meeting. If you require other interpreters, please contact Ms. Hannan by Thursday, August 16, 2001.

Sat, 18-Aug-2001
8:00 am (5:00 hrs)
South Madison Farmers' Market
Villager Shopping Center, 2200 South Park Street

New at the Market on August 7 and 11: white and purple eggplant, okra, jalapeno peppers, blackberries, brussel sprouts, sage, garlic bulblets. This is high summer! Peak season for sweet corn, tomatoes, basil, zucchini, patty pan squash, and cucumbers. Potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, beets, kohlrabi, cabbage, broccoli, collard greens, green beans, green peppers, hot banana peppers, and lettuce continue. Also honey, emu meats, emu oil bath and body products, house plants, flowering shrubs.

Also on Tuesday afternoons, 2:30 - 6:00 PM, same location.

Mon, 13-Aug-2001
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Some agenda items:
  • Neighborhood-wide traffic committee will be forming if there is enough interest. If you have an interest in how traffic flows through the neighborhood, plan on attending.
  • We're in need of area reps for areas 2 (Northwestern RR Tracks East to Olin-Turville Park) and 5 (Tree Streets), and will be electing these if there are volunteers.
  • Jodi Wortsman, SMPC volunteer coordinator, will attend to continue our discussion of building community and recruiting volunteers.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

Rummage Sale meeting immediately follows the regular meeting.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 11-Aug-2001
1:00 pm (5:00 hrs)
Great Taste of the Midwest
The Craft Beer Festival is organized by the Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild and takes place at Olin-Turville Park, from 1-6 pm.
Tue, 7-Aug-2001
5:00 pm (5:00 hrs)
National Night Out

CITIES NATIONWIDE JOIN TO
GIVE CRIME AND DRUGS A GOING AWAY PARTY
In Madison, Southside Neighborhoods will meet at the PENN PARK for the celebrations

On Tuesday, August 7th, neighborhoods throughout the South Side of Madison are joining forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “18th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. NNO 2001 is locally sponsored by the South Madison Anti-Drug Coalition, the Park Street Business Task Force, the Revitalizing Park Street Task Force, and the South Metropolitan Planning Council with the support of the Town of Madison and the City of Madison and nationally sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) with support of U.S. Department of Justice.

From 5 to 10 p.m. on August 7th, at Penn Park, residents in neighborhoods throughout South Madison will join other neighborhoods and police across the nation to give crime and drugs a going away party. Youth will participate in activities at Penn Park and all participants will enjoy music, information on drugs and treatment, speakers & food. The evening will close with a candlelight march.

National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. South Madison will be uniting to celebrate the strengths of the community.

Join us for the festivities.

National web site for this event.

Sat, 28-Jul-2001
8:00 am (5:00 hrs)
South Madison Farmers' Market
Grand Opening on Saturday, July 28. Children's activities include free balloons, face painting by Dawn, bubble-making. Scheduled speakers include Mayor Sue Baumann, County Supervisor Kathleen Falk, and Alderperson Matt Sloan. Music, non-profit booths and tables.

New produce: Green and banana and hot peppers, lemon cucumbers, Baby Blue potatoes, Walla Walla sweet onions, Thai eggplant, squash vines for greens, full-size potatoes.

Continuing: This is prime season for sweet corn, summer squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, flowers.

Also on Tuesday afternoons, 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

Tue, 24-Jul-2001
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Bay Creek Welcoming Committee
Get involved with some fun, light-hearted neighborhood projects:
Join the Bay Creek Welcome Committee!

NEXT GATHERING
At the Home of Jennifer Zahn
118 W Lakeside Street (2 blocks from John Nolen)
Snacks and tea / juice provided

AGENDA ITEMS
Prioritizing and further developing the following projects:
->Creating a promotional piece for the nature conservancy to share with Sheraton Hotel
->Recruiting for involvement with neighborhood meetings and open positions (traffic, area reps)
-> Developing a team captain program
-> Creating a neighborhood welcome packet
-> Brainstorming new ideas, *your* ideas on how to make Bay Creek a welcoming place for all

Contact JZ at 255-3797 or email zoinksjz@altavista.com for further info. Gar-on-teed fun!
Sat, 21-Jul-2001
11:00 am (4:00 hrs)
Fiber Fair
Lakeside Fibers will host the second annual Fiber Fair at 402 W. Lakeside St.

Fiber demonstrations, "hands-on" projects, llamas, alpacas, goats, sheep and more.

Bring the whole family!!!

Sat, 21-Jul-2001
8:00 am (5:00 hrs)
South Madison Farmers Market
Villager Shopping Center, 2200 S. Park

New: Sweet corn, field-grown tomatoes, honey, eggs, basil, gold and purple beans, Chiogga beets, sunflowers, cosmos, sweet peas, tropical print shirts and scarves.

Continuing: Raspberries, potatoes, onions, lettuce, radishes, scallions, beets, peas, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choi, zucchini, cucumbers.

Spring is over! The hot weather has ended the season for strawberries, spinach, and cilantro.

Also Tuesday, July 24, 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

See the weekly market report on the Bay Creek web site under "Publications" -- this week there are recipes!

Sat, 14-Jul-2001
8:00 am (5:00 hrs)
South Side Farmer's Market Produce
Produce available this week at the South Side Farmer's Market:

Strawberries, raspberries, salad potatoes, spring onions, greenhouse-grown tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, baby beet greens, radishes, sugar snap peas, snow peas, peas for shelling, green beans, mustard greens, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choi, kolhrabi, zucchini, patty pan squash, cucumbers, turnips, beets, fresh dill, cilantro, spring garlic, potted tomatoes, hanging baskets, perennials, houseplants, herb plants, glads, emu meats, emu oil bath and body products, emu eggshells and feathers, dried tomatoes, dehydrated soup mix, dried herbs.

Also available on Tuesday, July 17, 2:30-6:00 pm.

The South Side Farmer's Market is located in the Villager Shopping Center, 2200 South Park Street.

Mon, 9-Jul-2001
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Some agenda items:
  • Hearts and Hands across South Madison is a new program that designs and implements cultural arts programs to build family and community assets. We may learn more about this program, or we may decide to have a special program after September's meeting.
  • Landscaping around the two newest neighborhood signs.
  • Should we purchase Quark for production of the neighborhood newsletter.
  • Banner update.
  • A representative from the South Madison Farmer's Market will talk about how the new market is going.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Wed, 4-Jul-2001
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Fourth of July Picnic
Remember last year's July 4 party? It was loads of fun! If you missed it, come this year. If you came, you know enough to come back.

Bring a dish to pass and your own tableware. Please consider bringing a dessert and $1.00! We hope to collect donations for BCNA with each piece of dessert consumed.

If you have any activity ideas or musical friends please contact Bonnie Schmidt at 259-0666.

12-2 at the Franklin Field shelter near the playground.

Fri, 29-Jun-2001
1:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Ground Breaking of new Police station
On Friday June 29 at 1 pm, we will be having a ground breaking ceremony for the new South District Police Station at 825 Hughes Place (behind the McDonalds on South Park St.) We will have drawings and floor plans of the station as well as several key-note speakers to kick off this event. We will also have refreshments available during the "official" ground breaking ceremony. I hope each of you can make arrangements to come by and help us celebrate.

Thank you

Capt. Randy Gaber South District

Sat, 23-Jun-2001
9:00 am (4:00 hrs)
Take a Stake in the Lakes: Lakes Monona and Waubesa
Bay Creek residents will help clean up Monona Bay. Meet at the park at the end of O'Sheridan Street at 9am. Clean-up volunteers will celebrate afterwards with food and music at the Brittingham Park shelter. The first 30 participants will get a "Take a Stake in the Lakes" t-shirt and some other prizes.

Bring gloves, garbage bags, sunblock, repellant, and any other necessary items.

A project of the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission.

Sat, 23-Jun-2001
8:30 am (5:30 hrs)
South Madison's First Farmer's Market
The new South Madison Farmer's Market is located in the Villager Shopping Center, 2202 S. Park St. It takes place Saturdays from 8:30am - 1pm, and Tuesdays from 2:30 - 6 pm.
Sat, 16-Jun-2001
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Lake Wingra Citizen Monitoring
Join your watershed neighbors for a boat outing on Lake Wingra. We'll give the lake a check-up by

1. locating the points where storm sewers flow into the lake;
2. Measuring the turbidity (water clarity) of the water;
3. Collecting water samples for chloride ion (salt) analysis;
4. Observing the types of life living on the bottom of the lake

Sat, 16-Jun-2001
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Storm Drain Stenciling
This is an ongoing event of Yahara Lakes Week, throughout the 9 days of June 16-24. Volunteers are needed to work in teams to paint the "Drains to Lake Wingra" stencil near the storm sewers in the Wingra Watershed. Contact David Shiffert at 663-2838 if you would like to lead a team of volunteers or participate on a team. A significant area of the Bay Creek Neighborhood drains to Lake Wingra.
Mon, 11-Jun-2001
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Some agenda items:
  • Stephanie Smith and Cyndi Bryan will present our "Hearts and Hands across South Madison" proposal, and answer questions.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 9-Jun-2001
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Friends of Lake Wingra Raingarden Workshop
314 Sonderegger Science Center, Edgewood College

Help protect the water quality of Lake Wingra, solve flooding problems and beautify your yard with native perennials by building a RAINGARDEN. Come to our workshop and find out how a raingarden works, how to build your own, and which plants to choose. You can also sign up for native plants at good prices! FREE! Refreshments provided.

Please register by emailing raingardens@hotmail.com

Mon, 4-Jun-2001
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
From Possibilities to Reality - Revitalizing Park Street
Come find out what's going on with Park St. The South Metropolitan Planning Council invites you to a forum to discuss the future of Park St. At the forum, CityVision Associates will unveil a draft plan that focuses on turning Park St. into our Main St. by making it more pedestrian friendly, promoting businesses useful to the neighborhood, encouraging multi-modal transit options, and celebrating the vibrant diversity of the area. A "virtual" Park St. will be set up so that you can walk down the street and see and talk about plans for individual sections of the street.

There will be plenty of delicious food and refreshments. In addition, the SMPC will be awarding a cash prize to the neighborhood with the most people in attendence! So mark your calendar now!

Wed, 30-May-2001
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
National Night Out Planning Meeting
Agenda:
  1. Overview of National Night Out
  2. Changes for national Night and new ideas
  3. General Meeting schedule
  4. Sub-committees
  5. Meeting schedule for sub-committees

National Night Out is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, 2001.

Meeting is at the Harambe Center Early Childhood Parent Conference Room.

If you have any questions or cannot make this meeting, please contact Carolyn Hargrove at 258-5651 or email Carolyn_Hargrove@ssmhc.com. I look forward to working with you.

Sat, 19-May-2001
9:30 am (2:00 hrs)
Planting at the Statue
April showers bring May flowers, but not without helping hands like yours!

Join a few neighbors and help weed and plant flowers around the family statue and berm at the corner of Park and Beld Streets. From 9:30 - 11:30 am. Rain date is Sunday. Questions? Contact Jim Winkle at 259-0666.

Mon, 14-May-2001
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Some agenda items:
  • There were many ideas generated at the last two month's meeting (see the minutes below), but perhaps the most popular was the idea of block captains. Discussion will continue at this meeting.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web, including Jodi's notes.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sun, 29-Apr-2001
4:00 pm (1:15 hrs)
Dr. Joseph Elder to lead a discussion on "The Nature of Truth"
A suspicious fire destroys a gay nightclub... A researcher at the local university digs into the private lives of public figures... As a not-quite-out politician follows the trail that ties these tales together, he is forced to confront himself and his past.

Although parts of the story might sound familiar, "Questionable Origins," a new play from TAPIT/new works, is a work of fiction, set on the edgy interface between public statement and private practice.

Dr. Joseph Elder, professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will help give this production a distinctive place in the community. To promote public discussion of central issues in this play, TAPIT/new works will perform excerpts from "Questionable Origins" at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce Street. A discussion will follow, facilitated by Dr. Elder.

Sun, 22-Apr-2001
3:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Bay Creek EcoTeam Informational Meeting
Are you interested in learning more about EcoTeams in the neighborhood? This is a chance for people who are perhaps interested in joining the next Bay Creek EcoTeam to mingle with and ask questions of the folks that have just completed one. No commitment required, just come and ask questions.

Join us at 608 Emerson St!

Sat, 21-Apr-2001
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Earth Day Challenge, a city-wide trash clean-up event throughout various parks
To register, call Laura Prindle at 266-5949 by April 7. Tell her:
  • Which park you've selected
  • How many people are helping your group
  • Time of your event
  • Extent of your project (only trash pick up, mulching around trees, etc.)
  • Tools needed
  • Thank you bags needed (geared toward kids)
Wed, 11-Apr-2001
6:30 pm (0:45 hrs)
"The Greening" A Lenten Lecture Series at St Mark's
"Greening through Faith Communities" Featuring Dr. Richard Harris from Genesis Project and Representatives of the Nehemiah Corporation. All are welcome to attend this community event. All lectures will be held at 605 Spruce Street. Child care available.
Mon, 9-Apr-2001
7:00 pm (1:00 hr)
DNR/Conservation Congress Spring Elections
Alliant Energy Center. See the current Bay Creek Bulletin for details.
Mon, 9-Apr-2001
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Some agenda items:
  • Do you have an idea for a community-based program? Bring it to the meeting, because funding is available for programs, services and activities which benefit residents of the South Metropolitan area.
  • There were many ideas generated at last month's meeting (see the minutes below), but perhaps the most popular was the idea of block captains. Discussion will continue at this meeting.
  • The Community Restoration Crew (CRC) program at CAP (Community Adolescent Programs, Inc.) is having a raffle! The CR crew is comprised of teens who go around town removing graffiti, which has increased dramaticly in the last year. They are raising money to buy badly needed supplies to continue this war on blight. Tickets are $5 each. A CAP staff member will be selling raffle tickets at our meeting.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web, including Jodi's notes.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Fri, 6-Apr-2001
7:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Richard Davis on "Healing Racism"
We invite you to join us in discussing healing of racism with UW Professor Richard Davis at Madison Area Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. There will be a video, discussion, and refreshments.
Wed, 4-Apr-2001
6:30 pm (0:45 hrs)
"The Greening" A Lenten Lecture Series at St Mark's
"Greening Through Latino Ministries" featuring Romelia Schluter, Pastoral Minister at Centro Guadalupe. Also to speak, Steve Maurice, Coordinator at St. Martin House. This neighborhood event is open to all. All lectures will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce Street. Child care available.
Wed, 28-Mar-2001
6:30 pm (0:45 hrs)
"The Greening" A Lenten Lecture Series at St Mark's
"The Greening of our Natural Surroundings" featuring Jim Winkle of the Bay Creek Neighborhood Association. Also to speak, Joe Mathers of the Community Action Coalition Garden Program. This neighborhood event is open to all. All lectures will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce Street. Child care available.
Wed, 21-Mar-2001
6:30 pm (0:45 hrs)
"The Greening" A Lenten Lecture Series at St Mark's
"The Greening of the Arts" featuring Julia Weaver, Community artist and St. Mark's PromiseKids Program coordinator. Also to speak, Efrat Livney artist and massage therapist. Others to be announced. This neighborhood event is open to all. All lectures will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce Street. Child care available.
Wed, 14-Mar-2001
6:30 pm (0:45 hrs)
"The Greening" A Lenten Lecture Series at St Mark's
"The Greening of Education" featuring Deborah Mercier, Principal of Franklin Elementary School. Other neighborhood school speakers to be announced. This neighborhood event is open to all. Child care available.
Mon, 12-Mar-2001
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Some agenda items:
  • Do you have an idea for a community-based program? Bring it to the meeting, because funding is available for programs, services and activities which benefit residents of the South Metropolitan area.
  • Meet Jodi Wortsman, who will help organize BCNA volunteer efforts.
  • Pictures of Bay Creek council members on website/newsletter - discussion.
  • Planning for the annual yard sales event.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 10-Mar-2001
1:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Community Supported Agriculture open house
1-4 pm at Olbrich Gardens. See the current Bay Creek Bulletin for details.
Wed, 7-Mar-2001
6:30 pm (0:45 hrs)
"The Greening" A Lenten Lecture Series at St Mark's
"The Greening of the Park Street Neighborhood" featuring Ben Kadel, Co-chair of the South Metropolitan Planning Council. Also to speak, members of the South Madison Anti-Drug Coalition created by the Bram's Addition Neighborhood Association. This neighborhood event is open to all. Child care available.
Mon, 26-Feb-2001
7:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Sidewalk Repair
Sidewalks in the 13th District are scheduled to be repaired in 2001. Alder Matt Sloan has set up a public meeting where city staff will be available to answer residents' questions about this work on Monday, February 26th at 7:00 P.M. at St. Mary's Hospital, 707 S. Mills St., Bay 5.

The work as been scheduled as part of the City of Madison's 10 year Sidewalk Replacement Program which was created by the Common Council in 1996. Individual sidewalk blocks that are broken, or pond water or ice across half of their width, or have an offset of 3/4 inch or greater will be replaced. City staff will mark the sidewalks to be replaced in the Spring of 2001

If you have questions about the City's Sidewalk Replacement Program, please contact the Sidewalk Program Supervisor at 266-4537.

Mon, 12-Feb-2001
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Time to run for office and/or vote. All positions -- officers, area reps, committee chairs -- are open. Learn what the various committees do, what their upcoming plans are, and how you can participate.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Tue, 9-Jan-2001
5:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Bay Creek Tadpole EcoTeam Meeting
Tonight's topic: Potluck, at 620 Pine Street. Also discuss consumption actions taken.

While this EcoTeam is full, non-members are welcome to attend to get the feel for a meeting. Other Bay Creek EcoTeams will be forming near the beginning of 2001.

Mon, 8-Jan-2001
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Tentative agenda item:
  • Storage lot at the corner of Gilson and Beld streets.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Mon, 8-Jan-2001
6:00 pm (0:30 hrs)
Bay Creek potluck
Please join BCNA in celebration of our wonderful community for our 2nd annual January potluck at the Baha'i Center, to be followed by the BCNA general meeting (optional). Families are welcome!
Thu, 14-Dec-2000
7:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Citizens Invited to Talk to the Mayor
Mayor Sue Bauman is inviting Madison residents to talk to her about making Madison the best place it can be to live, learn, work, and play. Join the mayor at any of the following locations throughout the city. Everyone's invited to attend this special series of one-hour events. Come and share your thoughts and hopes for Madison's future with Mayor Bauman.

South Madison Health & Family Center - Harambee, Room 310, 2202 S. Park Street

Contact: Ryan Mulcahy, Assistant to the Mayor, 266-4611

Mon, 11-Dec-2000
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
TONIGHT'S MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Wed, 29-Nov-2000
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Tadpole EcoTeam Meeting
Tonight's topic: Empowering Others, at 118 W. Lakeside St. Also discuss consumption actions taken.

While this EcoTeam is full, non-members are welcome to attend to get the feel for a meeting. Other Bay Creek EcoTeams will be forming near the end of 2000.

Thu, 16-Nov-2000
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Olin Landfill/Quann Park Plans
In this second meeting (first was Oct 30), the discussion will focus on the Olin Landfill and options for remediation.

At Romnes Apartments.

Mon, 13-Nov-2000
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 11-Nov-2000
4:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
St. Mark's Annual Turkey Dinner
St. Mark's Annual Turkey Dinner will be held Saturday, November 11:00 in the church basement at 605 Spruce Street from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased ahead of time by calling 256-8463. Adults are $8, seniors are $6, and children are $4. Children under 12 eat free. This is St. Mark's most important fund raiser. Come and enjoy the food while supporting our important neighborhood programs.
Wed, 1-Nov-2000
7:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Bay Creek Tadpole EcoTeam Meeting
Tonight's topic: Consumption, at 608 Emerson St. Also discuss transportation actions taken.

While this EcoTeam is full, non-members are welcome to attend to get the feel for a meeting. Other Bay Creek EcoTeams will be forming near the end of 2000.

Mon, 30-Oct-2000
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Olin Landfill/Quann Park Plans
City staff will present the overall master plan for the connected parks in the area. In addition to the landfill remediation planned for Quann Park, there are also long-term proposals for adjacent parkland at Franklin Field and Wingra Creek. The Parks Division Maintenance Facility at Franklin Field needs major renovation. The Traffic Engineering storage area along Wingra Creek at Sayle Street also needs major renovation or relocation.

At Romnes Apartments.

There is more information in a September, 2000 newsletter. Other topics include:

  • Landfill Gas and Leachate Collection System to be Improved
  • Dog Exercise Area, Tennis Courts and Expo Parking to Stay at Quann Park
  • City Proposes Increased Screening Around the Existing Waste Transfer Station
  • City Proposes Improvements to Wingra Creek Shoreline
  • Landfill Improvements include a Proposal to Reduce the Size of the Existing Landfill
  • Parks Division to Gather Input on Revised Master Plan for Quann Park
Contact Dave Benzschawel of the Engineering Divisin at 266-4091 for more information. Parks planning issues should be addressed by Si Widstrand at 266-4714.

Parks Planning staff will provide an opportunity to voice their concerns and opinions about how to plan these projects over the next several years.

Sat, 28-Oct-2000
4:00 pm (4:00 hrs)
Halloween Party
The VFW Post and Auxiliary will host a Halloween party at the VFW (133 E. Lakeside St) for children ages 12 and under and their parents.
Wed, 25-Oct-2000
12:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Citizens Invited to Talk to the Mayor
Mayor Sue Bauman is inviting Madison residents to talk to her about making Madison the best place it can be to live, learn, work, and play. Join the mayor at any of the following locations throughout the city. Everyone's invited to attend this special series of one-hour events. Come and share your thoughts and hopes for Madison's future with Mayor Bauman.

Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, 2001 Taft Street

Contact: Ryan Mulcahy, Assistant to the Mayor, 266-4611

Wed, 18-Oct-2000
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Revitalizing Park Street
Neighborhood associations and activists working on a plan for the Park Street corridor.

Agenda: digest what we heard at the forum and clarify our next steps.

SMPC office, 2322 S. Park Street (inside Dane County Human Services office).

This is a public meeting sponsored by the South Metropolitan Planning Council (SMPC). We meet the third Wednesday of every month. Participating neighborhoods are Bay Creek, Bram's Addition, Burr Oaks, Greenbush, and Moorland-Rimrock. Anyone with an interest in Park Street is welcome. Contact Jean Nielsen, SMPC facilitator, at 261-9928 for more info.

Wed, 11-Oct-2000
6:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
First Public Forum on Revitalizing Park Street
Neighbors, business & property owners interested in revitalizing Park Street are encouraged to attend a public forum on Wednesday, October 11th from 6 - 9 PM at Wright Middle School, 1717 Fish Hatchery Road.

The purpose of this public forum is to provide the community with the opportunity to share ideas, concerns, hopes and dreams for the future redevelopment of the Park Street corridor.

This forum is being hosted by the Park Street Steering Committee -- an 18 member coalition of residents, neighborhood organizations, businesses, city, town and university personnel -- all committed to enhancing the image and feel of the Park Street neighborhood and corridor.

Through participatory exercises, all participants at the forum will help establish goals and objectives for the future planning of Park Street.

Revitalizing Park Street is an undertaking of the South Metropolitan Planning Council (SMPC), a coalition of southside neighborhood organizations working together to make our community a better place to live, work and play. With funding from the city of Madison, the SMPC has contracted with CityVision Associates to identify opportunities and create a redevelopment strategy for Park Street.

Voice your feelings and dreams about Park Street at the first public forum: Wednesday, October 11, 6 to 9 PM, at Wright Middle School, 1717 Fish Hatchery Road.

Questions?? Contact South Metropolitan Planning Council's Jean Nielsen (261-9928 smpc@terracom.net) or neighborhood representative Nick Glass (257-0120 nicholas_glass@bigfoot.com).

Tue, 10-Oct-2000
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Bay Creek Tadpole EcoTeam Meeting
Tonight's topic: Transportation, at 813 W. Lakeside Street. Also discuss energy actions taken.

While this EcoTeam is full, non-members are welcome to attend to get the feel for a meeting. Other Bay Creek EcoTeams will be forming near the end of 2000.

Mon, 9-Oct-2000
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
At 7:15, a Madison Police beat officer and someone from the command staff will be present, to talk and listen about neigborhood concerns.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sun, 8-Oct-2000
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Autumn Potluck
Celebrate Autumn with a neighborhood potluck. Due to inclement weather, come to BONNIE and JIM'S house at 620 Pine Street, not Franklin Field. Bring a dish to pass, and your own tableware. For info, call Bonnie Schmidt at 259-0666.

P.S. We have two cats.

Mon, 25-Sep-2000
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Bay Creek Tadpole EcoTeam Meeting
Tonight's topic: Energy, at 914 Lawrence St. Also discuss water actions taken.

While this EcoTeam is full, non-members are welcome to attend to get the feel for a meeting. Other Bay Creek EcoTeams will be forming near the end of 2000.

Tue, 19-Sep-2000
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Bay Creek Tadpole EcoTeam Meeting
Tonight's topic: Energy, at 914 Lawrence St. Also discuss water actions taken.

This meeting has been moved to next Monday.

While this EcoTeam is full, non-members are welcome to attend to get the feel for a meeting. Other Bay Creek EcoTeams will be forming near the end of 2000.

Mon, 11-Sep-2000
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 9-Sep-2000
8:00 am (8:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Neighborhood Yard Sales
The Bay Creek Neighborhood Association is organizing a one day coordinated yard sales event. We have the list of items and addresses on-line.
Fri, 8-Sep-2000
8:00 am (8:00 hrs)
St. Mark's Rummage Sale
605 Spruce Street. Also tomorrow in conjunction with the Bay Creek sales.
Tue, 29-Aug-2000
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Bay Creek Tadpole EcoTeam Meeting
Tonight's topic: Water, at 620 Pine St. Also discuss garbage actions taken.

While this EcoTeam is full, non-members are welcome to attend to get the feel for a meeting. Other Bay Creek EcoTeams will be forming near the end of 2000.

Sat, 26-Aug-2000
12:00 pm (11:00 hrs)
Madison Blues Festival
The third annual Madison Blues Festival takes place in Olin Park Friday and Saturday, from noon - 11pm.
Fri, 25-Aug-2000
12:00 pm (11:00 hrs)
Madison Blues Festival
The third annual Madison Blues Festival takes place in Olin Park Friday and Saturday, from noon - 11pm.
Wed, 16-Aug-2000
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Revitalizing Park Street
Neighborhood associations and activists working on a plan for the Park Street corridor.

This meeting will be devoted to celebrating and debriefing about National Night Out, and talking about September's meeting.

NOTE that this will take place at Matt and Ben's house, and will be a potluck. Matt & Ben will provide grillables, others please bring a dish to share. "Revitalizing neighbors" plus those from the Anti-Drug Coalition and SMPC who worked on National Night Out are all invited. RSVP to Ben or Matt.

This is a public meeting sponsored by the South Metropolitan Planning Council (SMPC). We meet the third Wednesday of every month. Participating neighborhoods are Bay Creek, Bram's Addition, Burr Oaks, Greenbush, and Moorland-Rimrock. Anyone with an interest in Park Street is welcome. Contact Jean Nielsen, SMPC facilitator, at 261-9928 for more info.

Mon, 14-Aug-2000
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Sat, 12-Aug-2000
1:00 pm (5:00 hrs)
Great Taste of the Midwest 2000
The Craft Beer Festival is organized by the Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild and takes place at Olin-Turville Park, from 1-6 pm.
Thu, 3-Aug-2000
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Bay Creek Tadpole EcoTeam Meeting
Tonight's topic: Garbage, at 722 Emerson St. Also discuss filling in the lifestyle assessments.

While this EcoTeam is full, non-members are welcome to attend to get the feel for a meeting. Other Bay Creek EcoTeams will be forming near the end of 2000.

Tue, 1-Aug-2000
7:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
National Night Out

CITIES NATIONWIDE JOIN TO
GIVE CRIME AND DRUGS A GOING AWAY PARTY
In Madison, Southside Neighborhoods will march and meet at the VILLAGER MALL & PENN PARK for the celebrations

Schedule:

The neighborhood procession to Penn Park:

Meet at corner of Vilas and Park streets 6:00 p.m.
Erin/Park 6:10
Lakeside/Park 6:25
Wingra/Park 6:40
Beld/Park 6:50
Arrive at Penn Park 7:00

Two locations:

  1. Villager Mall parking lot: Snow cones, live music 6-8 pm, DJ 8-10 pm.
  2. Penn Park: Games, TaDa the Clown, popcorn, McGruff the Crime Dog, Happy Heart and Crash Helmet. Live music 7-9:15 p.m.

Kids activities, both locations, 5 - 8 p.m. Preschool activities at Harambee 5-7. Also speakers, information tables.

Candlelight procession leaves Penn park about 9:15, walking through the surrounding neighborhoods, crossing Park Street, ending at the Villager Mall.

Background:

On Tuesday, August 1st, neighborhoods throughout the South Side of Madison are joining forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “17th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. NNO 2000 is locally sponsored by the South Madison Anti-Drug Coalition, the Park Street Business Task Force, the Revitalizing Park Street Task Force, and the South Metropolitan Planning Council with the support of the Town of Madison and the City of Madison and nationally sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) with support of U.S. Department of Justice.

From 5 to 10 p.m. on August 1st, at Penn Park and the Villager Mall, residents in neighborhoods throughout South Madison will join other neighborhoods and police across the nation to give crime and drugs a going away party. Youth will participate in activities at Penn Park & the Villager Mall, residents will march & ride in a float from their respective neighborhoods to the Park, and all participants will enjoy music, information on drugs and treatment, speakers & food. The evening will close with a candlelight march from Penn Park to the Villager Mall.

National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. South Madison will be uniting to celebrate the strengths of the community.

Join us for the festivities. National Night Out Information Line 261-9913

National web site for this event.

Sat, 22-Jul-2000
1:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Fiber Fair
Lakeside Fibers will host the first-annual Bernie's Beach Fiber Fair in the back yards between 402 and 404 W. Lakeside St. All neighborhood residents are invited.

Demonstrations will be given in basket weaving, chair caning, weaving, spinning, knitting, and other fiber arts. Participation by all ages, including children, will be strongly encouraged.

Wed, 19-Jul-2000
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Revitalizing Park Street
Neighborhood associations and activists working on a plan for the Park Street corridor.

The entire meeting will be devoted to National Night Out organizing.

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

SMPC office, 2322 S. Park Street (inside Dane County Human Services office).

This is a public meeting sponsored by the South Metropolitan Planning Council (SMPC). We meet the third Wednesday of every month. Participating neighborhoods are Bay Creek, Bram's Addition, Burr Oaks, Greenbush, and Moorland-Rimrock. Anyone with an interest in Park Street is welcome. Contact Jean Nielsen, SMPC facilitator, at 261-9928 for more info.

Thu, 13-Jul-2000
6:00 pm (3:00 hrs)
Spirit Run: Coast-to-Coast Runners to Visit Madison
Reception to be held at the Baha'i Center, 324 Lakeside Street. Potluck supper followed by an evening of Native American Culture.

Nine ethnically diverse youth are running coast-to-coast to aquaint others with the spiritual destiny of Native Americans. They believe Native Americans have an ever-increasing role in the spiritual rebirth of America, and will make significant contributions to the unfoldment of world peace.

See http://www.spiritrun.org/ for more information.

Tue, 11-Jul-2000
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Bay Creek EcoTeam
This is the CONFIRMED kick-off meeting for the Bay Creek EcoTeam.

Bring your calendars as we will be scheduling the series of meetings for Bay Creek. We'll meet every 2-3 weeks, for about 1.5 hours each time. There will be about seven meetings over the course of about four months.

Bring your checkbooks to pay for the workbook.

The meeting will be at 722 Emerson. It will be about 2 hours.

Mon, 10-Jul-2000
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
July Neighborhood Meeting
One agenda item:

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.

Tue, 4-Jul-2000
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Neighborhood Fourth of July Potluck
Some neighborhood people are getting together even though nothing formal is planned for this year (several people who organized it in the past are unavailable this year).

Bring a potluck dish to pass.

It's at the Franklin Field shelter near the playground.

Wed, 21-Jun-2000
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Revitalizing Park Street
Neighborhood associations and activists working on a plan for the Park Street corridor.

Purpose of the meeting:

  • Identify a short term course of action around community events
  • Identify a long term course of action around neighbor involvement in planning processes

Minutes from last month's meeting available on the web.

SMPC office, 2322 S. Park Street (inside Dane County Human Services office).

This is a public meeting sponsored by the South Metropolitan Planning Council (SMPC). We meet the third Wednesday of every month. Participating neighborhoods are Bay Creek, Bram's Addition, Burr Oaks, Greenbush, and Moorland-Rimrock. Anyone with an interest in Park Street is welcome. Contact Jean Nielsen, SMPC facilitator, at 261-9928 for more info.

Sat, 17-Jun-2000
9:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Wingra Creek Cleanup
Meet below the dam near the Arboretum entrance. Wingra Boathouse is providing canoes to creekbound cleaner-uppers. If you are interested or have questions call Mike Ivey at 233-8014.

This event is co-sponsored by Capitol Water Trails, the Greenbush and the Bay Creek neighborhoods.

Mon, 12-Jun-2000
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
June Neighborhood Meeting
The neighborhood meeting is moving this month to the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. Some agenda items:
  • We will form an EcoTeam tonight (an EcoTeams representative will be on hand). Bring your calendar so we can set up the first EcoTeam meeting.
  • Should we post meeting minutes on the web site?
We meet the second Monday of every month at the Baha'i Center, 324 W. Lakeside Street. All are welcome at monthly meetings.
Sat, 10-Jun-2000
8:00 am (7:00 hrs)
Rummage Sale for Colby & Van Deusen
A smaller-scaled rummage sale for the Colby/Van Deusen St. area.
Sat, 20-May-2000
9:30 am (2:00 hrs)
Planting at the Statue
April showers bring May flowers, but not without helping hands like yours!

Join a few neighbors and help weed and plant flowers around the family statue and berm at the corner of Park and Beld Streets. From 9:30 - 11:30 am. Rain date is Sunday. Questions? Contact Jim Winkle at 259-0666.

Wed, 17-May-2000
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Revitalizing Park Street
Neighborhood associations and activists working on a plan for the Park Street corridor.

SMPC office, 2322 S. Park Street (inside Dane County Human Services office).

This is a public meeting sponsored by the South Metropolitan Planning Council (SMPC). We meet the third Wednesday of every month. Participating neighborhoods are Bay Creek, Bram's Addition, Burr Oaks, Greenbush, and Moorland-Rimrock. Anyone with an interest in Park Street is welcome. Contact Jean Nielsen, SMPC facilitator, at 261-9928 for more info.

Mon, 8-May-2000
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
May Neighborhood Meeting
We meet the second Monday of every month at Romnes Apartments (540 W. Olin Avenue) in the Community Room. All are welcome at monthly meetings.
Sat, 6-May-2000
1:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Wildflower Plant Sale
$1 per plant. Purple Coneflower, Shasta Daisy, New England Aster, Ox-Eye Sunflower, Meadow Blazingstar, and Bergamot. 620 Pine Street.
Wed, 19-Apr-2000
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Revitalizing Park Street
Neighborhood associations and activists working on a plan for the Park Street corridor.

Agenda includes work on a stakeholder analysis, continued work on the Asset Inventory of Park Street, and promotion & publicity.

SMPC office, 2322 S. Park Street (inside Dane County Human Services office).

This is a public meeting sponsored by the South Metropolitan Planning Council (SMPC). We meet the third Wednesday of every month. Participating neighborhoods are Bay Creek, Bram's Addition, Burr Oaks, Greenbush, and Moorland-Rimrock. Anyone with an interest in Park Street is welcome. Contact Jean Nielsen, SMPC facilitator, at 261-9928 for more info.

Sat, 15-Apr-2000
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Park Street Earth Day Clean-up
Southside Community Comes Together for Earth Day Clean-up

A coalition of Southside business groups, neighborhood associations, and residents is coming together to celebrate Earth Day on April 15th by cleaning-up Park Street and surrounding neighborhoods.

Everyone is invited to join in the fun. Volunteers should come to the South Madison Health and Family Center, at 2202 S. Park Street between 9 a.m. and noon this Saturday. We will supply bags, gloves, and other supplies. We will also supply refreshments. You supply the enthusiasm.

This is a great opportunity for the whole family to do something together, meet your neighbors and build a stronger community.

For more information, contact Jean Nielsen at 261-9928.

The coalition includes the South Metropolitan Business Association and Park Street Revitalization Task Force, the South Metropolitan Planning Council, the Burr Oaks Neighborhood Association, the Bram's Addition Neighborhood Association, the Southdale Neighborhood Associaiton, the Bay Creek Neighborhood Association, with support from the City of Madison and the Town of Madison Parks.

Mon, 10-Apr-2000
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
April Neighborhood Meeting
Some agenda items:
  • Wingra Creek cleanup in June
  • July 4th party
  • Annual Bay Creek yard sale
  • City-sponsored neighborhood summits
We meet the second Monday of every month at Romnes Apartments (540 W. Olin Avenue) in the Community Room. All are welcome at monthly meetings.
Tue, 4-Apr-2000
7:00 am (13:00 hrs)
Spring Election
Vote for your favorite candidates for office at Romnes Apartments, 540 W. Olin Avenue. Contested offices:
  • School Board
  • Dane County Board
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice
More information is available on the City's web site.
Sun, 19-Mar-2000
12:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Spring Potluck Social
Join your neighbors from noon - 2pm in the basement of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St. Bring a dish to pass and your own table settings; BCNA will provide the beverages. Please bring your musical instrument, if you play one, and we will welcome the coming of spring with song.

Hope to see you there!

Sat, 18-Mar-2000
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Turville Woods Burn Preparation
Every spring, the Parks department does a controlled burn of Turville Woods to return the woods to a more natural state.

Help prepare for the burn by raking leaves away from mature oak trees to reduce the chance that they will catch fire. Call Ron Shutvet at 255-4964 for more information.

This work will continue on the next three successive Saturdays that it isn't raining or freezing, or until we're done.

Wed, 15-Mar-2000
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Candidate's Forum for County Board Member, 13th District
The Vilas, Greenbush, Bram's Addition, and Bay Creek neighborhoods are co-sponsoring a candidates' forum for the County Board seat in our 13th district. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the candidates: Regina Rhyne, Duane Steinhauer and Eugene Parks are running.

The forum will take place at St. Mary's Hospital in Assembly Hall, Bay 6. Use the Mill Street entrance to enter the hospital. You can park in the Mills Street ramp for $1.00 per hour.

Wed, 15-Mar-2000
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Revitalizing Park Street
Neighborhood associations and activists working on a plan for the Park Street corridor. Agenda:
  • Review Park Street Plan Ideas from February meeting
  • Earth Day Clean-up Saturday April 15
  • Review assets inventory homework
  • Revisit Farmers Market on the Southside
  • Stakeholder analysis

SMPC office, 2322 S. Park Street (inside Dane County Human Services office).

This is a public meeting sponsored by the South Metropolitan Planning Council (SMPC). We meet the third Wednesday of every month. Participating neighborhoods are Bay Creek, Bram's Addition, Burr Oaks, Greenbush, and Moorland-Rimrock. Anyone with an interest in Park Street is welcome. Contact Jean Nielsen, SMPC facilitator, at 261-9928 for more info.

Mon, 13-Mar-2000
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
March Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments, in the Community Room.
Sat, 11-Mar-2000
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Turville Woods Burn Preparation
CANCELLED DUE TO FROZEN LEAVES, RESCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK
Every spring, the Parks department does a controlled burn of Turville Woods to return the woods to a more natural state.

Help prepare for the burn by raking leaves away from mature oak trees to reduce the chance that they will catch fire. Call Ron Shutvet at 255-4964 for more information.

This work will continue on the next successive Saturdays until we're done.

Sat, 4-Mar-2000
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
An Old-Fashioned Sign-Raising
We hope to install the Neighborhood Sign on Park St. near the Labor Temple on the weekend of March 4th-5th. If you can help to raise the sign on one of those days, please call Candace Pantoga at 284-1349.
Sun, 27-Feb-2000
3:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Choir Festival
At St Mark's Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce Street. The concert is free. Donations will be accepted to benefit "Meals for Madison" which serves a free community meal every Friday in St. Mark's basement. Come hear some great music.
Tue, 22-Feb-2000
6:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Public Hearing for the Olin Avenue Bridge
Room 260, Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Bvld. See the yellow Bay Creek Bulletin insert for more information.
Wed, 16-Feb-2000
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Neighborhood Poets' Gathering
At Charlene Sexton's home. Call 251-5116 for exact time, with questions, or to RSVP.
Wed, 16-Feb-2000
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Revitalizing Park Street
Neighborhood associations and activists working on a plan for the Park Street corridor. Agenda:
  • Continue to flesh out the "What do we have on Park Street?" part of our plan - identifying assets and stakeholders.

SMPC office, 2322 S. Park Street (inside Dane County Human Services office).

This is a public meeting sponsored by the South Metropolitan Planning Council (SMPC). Participating neighborhoods are Bay Creek, Bram's Addition, Burr Oaks, Greenbush, and Moorland-Rimrock. Anyone with an interest in Park Street is welcome. Contact Jean Nielsen, SMPC facilitator, at 261-9928 for more info.

Mon, 14-Feb-2000
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
February (Annual) Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments, in the Community Room. Some agenda items:
  • Annual elections: time to vote for and/or be a BCNA officer, area rep, or committee chair. All positions are open, and area reps are needed.
  • Learn what the various committees do, their upcoming plans, and how you can join in.
  • Should we co-sponsor a Candidates' forum for County Board?
  • Annual dues of $3.00 can be paid at this time.
Wed, 19-Jan-2000
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Revitalizing Park Street
CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
At SMPC office, 2322 S. Park Street (inside Dane County Human Services office).

Neighborhood associations and activists working on a plan for the Park Street corridor. Agenda:

  • Continue to flesh out the "What do we have on Park Street?" part of our plan - identifying assets and stakeholders.

This is a public meeting sponsored by the South Metropolitan Planning Council (SMPC). Participating neighborhoods are Bay Creek, Bram's Addition, Burr Oaks, Greenbush, and Moorland-Rimrock. Anyone with an interest in Park Street is welcome. Contact Jean Nielsen, SMPC facilitator, at 261-9928 for more info.

Mon, 10-Jan-2000
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
January Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments, in the Community Room.
  • Bring a potluck dish to pass.
Wed, 15-Dec-1999
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Revitalizing Park Street
At Dane County Human Services office, 2322 S. Park. Public meeting sponsored by the South Metropolitan Planning Council (SMPC). Participating neighborhoods are Bay Creek, Bram's Addition, Burr Oaks, Greenbush, and Moorland-Rimrock.

The group has decided to proceed by identifying:

  1. Where we are
  2. Where we want to go
  3. How we will get there

Tonight's work will begin with the first of these. The agenda will include:

  • "What do we have" part of planning for the corridor - identifying assets
  • Identifying players with a stake, or potential partners
  • Organizational structure

Contact Jean Nielsen, SMPC facilitator, at 261-9928 for more info.

Mon, 13-Dec-1999
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
December Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments, in the Community Room.
Sat, 20-Nov-1999
10:00 am (1:30 hrs)
Neighborhood Organizing
Becky Young will present a workshop on Neighborhood Organizing. She is a longtime Madison activist and former State Assembly Representative. She has organized around a variety of issues to get action from every level of government. Her insights on encouraging participation will be valuable for those interested in increasing neighborhood participation.
Where: WI Democratic Party Headquarters, 222 State Street, 4th Floor
When: Saturday, November 13th from 10:00 - 11:30am
Admission is free. This Community Leadership Workshop is sponsored by the Dane County Democrats.

For further information call 836-4794 or write shirley@netssi-wi.com

Wed, 17-Nov-1999
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Revitalizing Park Street
Public meeting sponsored by Bay Creek, Bram's Addition, Rimrock and Burr Oaks neighborhood associations, 6:30-8:00 pm, Dane County Human Services office, 2322 S. Park. Call 261-9928 for info.
Sat, 13-Nov-1999
10:00 am (1:30 hrs)
Building Neighborhood Coalitions
While Madison is well known its active neighborhood associations, coalitions of associtions are finding that they can leverage their resources and clout by forming coalitions with surrounding groups. Tim Carlisle has been at the forefront of organizing neighborhood associations on the city's northeast side. Find out what he has learned and how your group can increase its impact on your side of town.

Who: Tim Carlisle, Director Northeast Madison Neigborhoods Coalition
Where: WI Democratic Party Headquarters, 222 State Street, 4th Floor
When: Saturday, November 13th from 10:00 - 11:30am

Admission is free. This Community Leadership Workshop is sponsored by the Dane County Democrats.

For further information call 836-4794 or write shirley@netssi-wi.com

Mon, 8-Nov-1999
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
November Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments, in the Community Room. Some agenda items:
  • Joe Mathers and John Bell of the Madison Community Gardens Project will speak at 7:15 pm.
Thu, 28-Oct-1999
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Get the Lead Out
At Romnes Apartments - Community Room, 540 West Olin Avenue. Alder Matt Sloan has organized two meetings where you can share your questions, concerns, or thoughts with the Water Utility about the proposal to require homeowners to replace any existing lead service pipes.
Mon, 25-Oct-1999
7:00 pm (1:30 hrs)
Get the Lead Out
At Neighborhood House - Senior Room, 29 South Mills Street. Alder Matt Sloan has organized two meetings where you can share your questions, concerns, or thoughts with the Water Utility about the proposal to require homeowners to replace any existing lead service pipes.
Wed, 20-Oct-1999
6:30 pm (1:30 hrs)
Revitalizing Park Street
Public meeting sponsored by Bay Creek, Bram's Addition, Rimrock and Burr Oaks neighborhood associations, 6:30-8:00 pm, Dane County Human Services office, 2322 S. Park, with discussion of core issues for future action; social event follows with food. Call 257-0120 for info.
Mon, 11-Oct-1999
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
October Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments, in the Community Room. Some agenda items:
  • State representative Mark Pocan will speak at 7:15 pm.
Mon, 20-Sep-1999
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Olin Avenue Bridge Replacement
HNTB (Howard, Needles, Tammen and Bergendorf) consultant Philip Bielefeld will present renderings of bridge and at-grade crossings, and estimates of replacement costs. City Engineering will present recommendations. 7:00 pm in the Romnes Apartments Community Room. This is the final in a series of three meetings.
Mon, 13-Sep-1999
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
September Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments, in the Community Room. Some agenda items:
  • Alder Matt Sloan will speak at 7:15 pm.
Sun, 12-Sep-1999
9:00 am (1:00 hr)
Web Committee
At Eureka Joe's. Talk about how to approach the "Programs" section of the web site.
Sat, 28-Aug-1999
12:00 pm (11:00 hrs)
Madison Blues Festival
The second annual Madison Blues Festival takes place in Olin Park Friday and Saturday. Headliners are Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, Keb' Mo', and the Robert Cray band. From noon - 11pm.
Fri, 27-Aug-1999
12:00 pm (11:00 hrs)
Madison Blues Festival
The second annual Madison Blues Festival takes place in Olin Park Friday and Saturday. Headliners are Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, Keb' Mo', and the Robert Cray band. From noon - 11pm.
Sat, 14-Aug-1999
1:00 pm (5:00 hrs)
13th Annual Great Taste of the Midwest
The Craft Beer Festival is organized by the Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild and takes place at Olin-Turville Park, from 1-6 pm. Call 682-9973 for more information, or Mark Garthwaite at 298-9928.
Sat, 14-Aug-1999
9:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Wingra Creek Cleanup
A cleanup of Wingra Creek is planned for Saturday, Aug. 14 at 9 a.m. meeting at the boat landing at Olin Park. Bring your canoe, kayak or anything else that floats to help clean up the creek. Also, a pair of chest waders is useful for hauling out the big items.

For more information call Mike Ivey at (h) 233-8014 or (w) 252-6431. You can also call Steve of Capital Water Trails at 223-0995.

Mon, 9-Aug-1999
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
August Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments, in the Community Room.
Mon, 12-Jul-1999
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
July Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments, in the Community Room. Some agenda items:
  • Jean Nielson, South Metropolitan Planning Council coordinator, will attend at 7:15 pm.
Sun, 4-Jul-1999
11:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Fourth of July Party!
Mommy, I want a star piece! Remember last year's July 4 party? It was loads of fun! If you missed it, come this year. If you came, you know enough to come back.

11-2 at the Franklin Field shelter near the playground. Live Celtic music!

Bring your decorated bike for the bike parade at 11:00. Enjoy games, music, and a potluck picnic. Bring a dessert for the "Pay-to-Eat" dessert fundraiser.

Sat, 26-Jun-1999
8:00 am (6:00 hrs)
Bake and Ice Cream Sale
St. Mark's Lutheran Church will have a Bake and Ice Cream Sale from 8am - 2pm. They will also be selling hot dogs and barbecues.
Sat, 26-Jun-1999
8:00 am (7:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Neighborhood Yard Sales
The Bay Creek Neighborhood Association is organizing a two day yard sales event. We have participation information and the list of items and addresses on-line.
Fri, 25-Jun-1999
8:00 am (7:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Neighborhood Yard Sales
The Bay Creek Neighborhood Association is organizing a two day yard sales event. We have participation information and the list of items and addresses on-line.
Thu, 17-Jun-1999
7:15 pm (1:00 hr)
Olin Avenue Railroad Overpass Meeting
Public information meeting at 7:15 pm in the Romnes Apartments Community Room. Everyone is welcome to attend! This is the second in a series of three meetings. The third meeting is tentatively scheduled for sometime late in the summer.
Mon, 14-Jun-1999
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
June Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments, in the Community Room. Some agenda items:
  • County Board member Regina Rhyne will give a short presentation at 7:15 pm, and will welcome your comments or questions.
Mon, 10-May-1999
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
May Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments, in the Community Room. Some agenda items:
  • EcoTeams presentation at 7:15 pm.
Sat, 1-May-1999
10:30 am (1:00 hr)
Celebrate the Opening of the Wingra Creek Path
10:30 a.m., parade on Wingra Creek bike path, beginning at Olin Avenue. Come celebrate!
Mon, 12-Apr-1999
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
April Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments, in the Community Room. Some agenda items:
  • The City of Madison is offering $100,000 to neighborhoods to improve their image, applications due May 6. We have some ideas; let's discuss them.
  • Area reps' responsibilities.
  • Neighborhoods USA Conference in Madison in May.
  • The future of the Olin Avenue railroad overpass near Gilson Street, at 7:15 p.m.
Thu, 25-Mar-1999
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Candidate's Forum for 13th District Alder
The Bay Creek, Vilas, Greenbush, Bram's Addition, Bayview, and Brittingham Apartments neighborhoods are co-sponsoring a candidates' forum for the 13th district alder race. This is a great opportunity to learn more about both candidates: Napoleon Smith and Matt Sloan. Your alderperson is perhaps your most important link with city government, and represents you on local issues.

The forum will take place Thursday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's hospital in Assembly Hall, Bay 1. You can park in the ramp across the street from the main entrance on Mills Street for $0.50 per hour. Use the main entrance to enter the hospital.

The forum will be videotaped; call Jim Winkle at 259-0666 to borrow a copy of the tape. You can even call before the forum to reserve the tape.

Sat, 20-Mar-1999
10:30 am (1:30 hrs)
Greet the first day of Spring
Spend an hour with your neighbors and look for signs of Spring. Meet at Bernie's Beach at 10:30 a.m.
Mon, 8-Mar-1999
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
March Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments, in the Community Room. Some agenda items:
  • The City of Madison is offering $100,000 to neighborhoods to improve their image; let's discuss this!
Mon, 8-Feb-1999
8:00 pm (0:30 hrs)
Managing Editor Position Open
We need another managing editor for the Bay Creek Bulletin to replace Jane Smith; today is the deadline.

This is satisfying volunteer work. As managing editor of the Bulletin, you help to regularly create a tangible product that reaches and informs every neighborhood residence and business.

If you are interested in this position, please come to one of the next general meetings at Romnes (December 14, January 11, February 8) or the next newsletter committee meeting at La Hacienda (December 16, at 6pm).

Mon, 8-Feb-1999
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
February (Annual) Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments, in the Community Room. Some agenda items:
  • Vote for BCNA officers, area reps, committee chairs. Representatives are still needed for areas 1 and 3.
  • Time to run for office and/or vote. All positions -- officers, area reps, committee chairs -- are open. Learn what the various committees do, their upcoming plans, and how you can join in. Voluntary annual dues of $3.00 can be paid at this time.
Mon, 1-Feb-1999
7:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Welcoming Committee
At 722 Emerson Street. To find out other meeting times, call Jennifer Zahn.
Mon, 11-Jan-1999
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
January Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments.
Fri, 18-Dec-1998
12:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Senior Special Lunch Events
At noon, holiday party. Romnes Apartments, 540 W. Olin Avenue, 251-8405. 60 and older community members are invited. Reserve by noon the day before. Free-will donations for meals will be accepted.
Mon, 14-Dec-1998
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
December Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments. Some agenda items:
  • Should we put up another large neighborhood sign or many little signs? Where?
  • Discuss the role of welcoming committee.
  • How long should our monthly meetings last?
  • At 7:15 pm, Strand & Associates will talk with us about the proposed changes to the Olin Avenue bridge over Wingra Creek.
Sun, 13-Dec-1998
10:00 am (1:00 hr)
Web Meeting
At Bob's house.
Fri, 11-Dec-1998
12:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Senior Special Lunch Events
At noon, Packer Party; wear your green and gold! Romnes Apartments, 540 W. Olin Avenue, 251-8405. 60 and older community members are invited. Reserve by noon the day before. Free-will donations for meals will be accepted.
Tue, 8-Dec-1998
12:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Senior Special Lunch Events
At noon, a presentation on natural foods by Whole Foods Market. Romnes Apartments, 540 W. Olin Avenue, 251-8405. 60 and older community members are invited. Reserve by noon the day before. Free-will donations for meals will be accepted.
Mon, 7-Dec-1998
7:00 pm (1:00 hr)
Welcoming Committee
7:00 p.m. at 722 Emerson Street.
Mon, 9-Nov-1998
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
November Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments.
Sat, 24-Oct-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Two One-Act Plays: Adaption and Alpha Female
At Bodhi's.
Fri, 23-Oct-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Two One-Act Plays: Adaption and Alpha Female
At Bodhi's.
Thu, 22-Oct-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Two One-Act Plays: Adaption and Alpha Female
At Bodhi's.
Sat, 17-Oct-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Two One-Act Plays: Adaption and Alpha Female
At Bodhi's.
Fri, 16-Oct-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Two One-Act Plays: Adaption and Alpha Female
At Bodhi's.
Thu, 15-Oct-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Two One-Act Plays: Adaption and Alpha Female
At Bodhi's.
Mon, 12-Oct-1998
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
October Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments. Some agenda items:
  • New bus schedule
  • Reports from 1998 Neighborhood's Conference
  • Candidate's Forum for Congress?
Sun, 11-Oct-1998
9:00 am (1:00 hr)
Web Committee
At Bodhi's.
Sat, 10-Oct-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Two One-Act Plays: Adaption and Alpha Female
At Bodhi's.
Fri, 9-Oct-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Two One-Act Plays: Adaption and Alpha Female
At Bodhi's.
Thu, 8-Oct-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Two One-Act Plays: Adaption and Alpha Female
At Bodhi's.
Sat, 3-Oct-1998
10:00 am (6:00 hrs)
Nepal Permaculture Project Benefit
A benefit for the Nepal Permaculture Project will be held at Bodhisattva's Coffee shop 324 W. Lakeside St. Donations taken at the door and all money collected from craft sale and silent auction (Traditional Nepal crafts -- jewlery, hemp clothing, handmade paper, handmade textiles... and more!!) will all directly benefit the project.

A full day of entertainment and education is planned including: music, slide show, project display, and traditional crafts.

The day begins at 10:00AM with live music; many very talented local musicians have graciously donated their time to help out. All ages welcome, there will be food and drink available all day long. Come join us in this celebration of culture, and help make a difference for the Nepal Permaculture Project.

Mon, 14-Sep-1998
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
September Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes Apartments. Some agenda items:
  • Yard sale
  • Traffic calming
Sun, 13-Sep-1998
9:00 am (1:00 hr)
Web Committee
At Bodhi's.
Sat, 12-Sep-1998
8:00 am (7:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Neighborhood Yard Sale Day
Everyone in the neighborhood is encouraged to have a yard sale on Saturday, September 12, from 8am - 3pm. The neighborhood association will take care of advertising the event in local newspapers. We will also compile a list of all participating neighbors to give to shoppers and print yard signs that you can use to let people know to stop at your house.

To register your yard sale or for more information call Bonnie Schmidt at 259-0666.

Click for the list of items and addresses of participants.

Fri, 4-Sep-1998
12:00 pm (11:00 hrs)
Blues Festival
The first Madison Blues Festival takes place in Olin Park. Headliners are B.B. King, The Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Storyville, etc. From noon - 11pm.
Mon, 24-Aug-1998
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
South Madison Candidate's Forum
At Romnes Apartments. This is for the 78th Assembly district seat which Tammy Baldwin currently holds. We will attempt to videotape this in case you can't make it. Leave a message at 259-0666 to borrow a copy of the videotape.
Sun, 16-Aug-1998
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Celtic Jam
Sat, 15-Aug-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Adria Smith, Jazz
At Bodhi's.
Fri, 14-Aug-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Blue Medallion
At Bodhi's.
Mon, 10-Aug-1998
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
August Meeting
Si Widstrand, Madison Parks, will talk at 7pm about the plans to complete the cleanup of the former State Medical Society property. Preceded by regular meeting at 6:30 pm.
Sat, 8-Aug-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Mike McDougal, Folk-Rock
At Bodhi's.
Sat, 8-Aug-1998
1:00 pm (5:00 hrs)
Great Midwest Beer Tasting
The Great Midwest Beer taste-off takes place at Olin-Turville Park.
Sat, 8-Aug-1998
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Celtic Jam
Sun, 2-Aug-1998
11:00 am (8:00 hrs)
Benefit for Autism Treatment & Research
11am - 7pm at Bodhi's. Two days of live music, featuring:
Thaddeus Browns
The Quickies
DJ Clinic on Spinning
DSs Adrian, D.On, Hollie
Joel Patterson
Sat, 1-Aug-1998
12:00 pm (11:00 hrs)
Benefit for Autism Treatment & Research
Noon - 11pm at Bodhi's. Two days of live music, featuring:
Brian Daly
Amelia Royko
Emmetville
Tim Whalen
Vicky Guzman
Chris Aaron Band
A Sleepin' Bee
The Your Mom SRO
CBS and Hold the Bun
Fri, 31-Jul-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Yid Viscious
At Bodhi's.
Thu, 30-Jul-1998
7:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Michael Brandmeier, Acoustic Pop
7:30 - 9:30 at Bodhi's.
Sat, 25-Jul-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
The Buzzards
At Bodhi's.
Sat, 25-Jul-1998
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Celtic Jam
Fri, 24-Jul-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Mike Winkler with Mark Malin, Folk and Jazz
At Bodhi's.
Sun, 19-Jul-1998
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Celtic Jam
Sun, 19-Jul-1998
9:00 am (1:00 hr)
Web Committee
At Bodhi's.
Sat, 18-Jul-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Adria Smith, Jazz
At Bodhi's.
Fri, 17-Jul-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Jade Elephant Jazz Orchestra
At Bodhi's.
Thu, 16-Jul-1998
7:30 pm (2:00 hrs)
Michael Brandmeier, Acoustic Pop
At Bodhi's.
Mon, 13-Jul-1998
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
July Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes. Agenda items:
  • Candidate's Forum
Sat, 4-Jul-1998
11:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Bay Creek Fourth of July Party!
Remember last year's July 4 party? It was loads of fun! If you missed it, come this year. If you came, you know enough to come back.

11-2 at the Franklin Field shelter near the playground.

Bring your decorated bike for the bike parade at 11:00. Enjoy games, music, and a potluck picnic. Bring a dessert for the "Pay-to-Eat" dessert fundraiser.

Sun, 28-Jun-1998
9:00 am (1:00 hr)
Web Committee
At Bodhi's.
Sat, 27-Jun-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Mr. and Mrs. Holmberg
At Bodhi's.
Sat, 27-Jun-1998
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Celtic Jam
Sun, 21-Jun-1998
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Celtic Jam
Sat, 20-Jun-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Toxic Balance
At Bodhi's.
Fri, 19-Jun-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
TK1 Rock & Folk
Original and cover rock and folk, at Bodhi's.
Sun, 14-Jun-1998
10:00 am (2:00 hrs)
Celtic Jam
Sat, 13-Jun-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Drum Trio with Greg Gill
At Bodhi's.
Sat, 13-Jun-1998
10:00 am (1:00 hr)
Kid's Story Hour with One Drum
At Bodhi's.
Sat, 13-Jun-1998
8:00 am (4:00 hrs)
Waterway Cleanup Day
There will be two waterway cleanup events.
  • 8-noon: Monona Bay cleanup. Call Louise Goldstein, 246-5366, or Pam Gates. Headquarters at Brittingham Park.
  • 9-noon: Wingra Creek cleanup. Joint project with Bram's Addition neighborhood just south of the creek. Meet at the foot bridge a half block east of Beld Street. Rain date: June 20. See article in Bulletin for other details.
Fri, 12-Jun-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
One Drum, Folk & Drum Rhythms
At Bodhi's.
Wed, 10-Jun-1998
7:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Bridge Acoustic Foursome
At Bodhi's.
Tue, 9-Jun-1998
6:45 pm (1:00 hr)
Web Committee meets Bulletin Committee
At Bodhi's. Talk about ways the web site and newsletter will overlap and complement each other. For example, we'd like to put the Bulletin on the web, and web notices in the Bulletin. The web will tend to have time-sensitive news and more detail than the Bulletin has room for.
Mon, 8-Jun-1998
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
June Neighborhood Meeting
At Romnes. Agenda items:
  • Fourth of July party
  • Candidate's Forum (for August meeting)
  • Waterway cleanup events
  • Businesses/residents along Wingra Creek: cleanup
Sun, 7-Jun-1998
9:00 am (1:00 hr)
Web Committee
At Bodhi's.
Sat, 6-Jun-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Mike McDougal, Folk-Rock
At Bodhi's.
Fri, 5-Jun-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
Marilyn Fisher & Jeff Larson, Jazz
At Bodhi's.
Fri, 22-May-1998
8:00 pm (2:00 hrs)
WORT Open Mike
WORT is holding it's Open Mike at Bodhi's. This will be aired on WORT at 11pm on May 29.
Sat, 16-May-1998
9:00 am (3:00 hrs)
Planting at the Statue
April showers bring May flowers, but not without helping hands like yours! Join a few neighbors and help weed and plant flowers around the family statue and berm at the corner of Park and Beld Streets. From 9am - noon on Saturday, May 16. Rain date is Sunday, May 17. Questions? Call Jim Winkle, 259-0666.
Mon, 11-May-1998
6:30 pm (1:00 hr)
May Neighborhood Meeting
From 7-8 pm, guests crime prevention officer Jane Lombardo, Capt. Ray of the Madison Police Dept., and the BC patrol officer will speak about crime prevention, the neighborhood watch program, and other neighborhood topics. Be sure to attend and voice your ideas and concerns. Regular meeting at 6:30.

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