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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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Dunns Marsh Neighborhood e-News  
                                                              April 14, 2010

The DMN e-News and an occasional hard copy DMN News are published by the Dunn
s Marsh Neighborhood Association (DMNA) on an as-needed schedule.  The Dunns Marsh Neighborhood Association, Inc. has been working to unite neighbors to solve mutual problems and promote fellowship among neighbors since 1973.
                President, Jeff Glazer, 277-1778
                News contact, Mary Mullen,, 298-0843
Thursday, April 15, and other dates – HospiceCare seminars.  See articles #21 & 22.

Saturday, April 17, 12:30-3:00 p.m., DMNA Chili Fest, at New Beginnings Preschool, 2095 Red Arrow Trail, behind MacDonald’s.  See article #1.

Tuesday, April 20, 7:00 pm – DMNA Council meeting, Prairie UU Society, corner of Crawford & Whenona.  Contact Jeff Glazer, above, if you plan to attend.
                                                Environmental Activities
Saturday, April 17, 11 a.m. Free home composting classes. Sequoya Library, 513 S. Midvale Blvd.

Thursday, April 22 – Earth Day – Many activities around the Madison area.  See article #14 the attachment “4 Urban Ag Tour” for a bike tour  on the 22nd and an auto tour on April 23.
Saturday, April 24, 9 am-Noon – Volunteer Work Party at proposed Apache Drive Wet Pond below Crescent Road near Dunn’s Marsh.  Help haul brush!!!  Meet at Dunn’s Marsh Conservancy sign on Crescent Rd.  1-4 p.m. - Biking Tour of Nine Springs Creek Watershed.   Meet & end at Dawley Conservancy Parking Lot on Seminole Highway above Dunn’s Marsh.  Contact <> to sign up.  See article #2.

Saturday, May 1 – 9 am-4 pm – Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale - Olin Avenue Parking Lot next to the Alliant Energy Center.  See article #15.
Saturday, May 1, 8:30 am-11:30 – Waterway Clean Up at Dunn’s Marsh. Meet at Dunn’s Marsh Conservancy sign on Crescent Rd.  See article #2 and attachment “1 DM cleanup map 5-1-10.pdf”

Saturday, May 8, 9 am-2 pm - Arboretum Native Plant Sale, near Arboretum Visitor Center, Seminole Hy. See article #16.

Sunday, May 16
, 10 am-2pm – Family Horticulture Day,
8502 Mineral Point Rd, Verona.  See article #17.

            In the Neighborhood
1 - Don’t Forget Saturday’s Chili Fest
2 - Help Haul Brush Out of Lots 19 & 20 on April 24 and Clean Up the Dunn’s Marsh Waterway May
   (Attachment: “1 DM cleanup map 5-1-10.pdf”)
3 - Position Opens on DMNA Council                
4 - Faouzi’s Restaurant Opens – Eat Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or a Late Snack
5 - Verona Road Justice Coalition Google Group Launched
6 - Verona Road Project Opposed Through Many Efforts
(Atttachment: “2 col activists.jpg”)
7 - Want to Learn More About the Verona Road Issues?
8 - The Sign’s the Thing  
(Attachment:  “3 col sign location.jpg”)
9 – “Famous” Neighbor Breaks Leg in Rollerblading Accident
10 - No, It’s Not Condos, It’s a Pond
                                    ARTICLES (continued)
            Green Corner
11 - Rain Garden Cost Sharing Still Available – until May 15
12 - Great Rain Garden Links.  These are all super resources.
13 - Fitchburg Offers Toilet Rebate Program
14 - Many Opportunities to Celebrate Earth Day
(Attachment: 4 Urban Ag Tour.pdf)
15 - Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale - May 1
16 - Arboretum Native Plant Sale, May 8
17 - Family Horticulture Day May 16 – Free Seedlings Provided

Odds and Ends
18 - Who Won April 6?
19 - Grocery Offers Free Deliveries
20 - Friends of the Fitchburg Library Host Author Event April 15  
(Attachment:  “5 Hagen poster.pdf”)
21 - Seminar About Choosing Hospice April 15
22 - HospiceCare Announces Grief Support Groups for April

In the Neighborhood

1 - Don’t Forget Saturday’s Chili Fest

You’ve read about it for weeks and received a special announcement and, we hope, a paper copy in your door. Saturday is the time pick up your feet and get on over to the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Chili Fest at New Beginnings Preschool at the corner of Red Arrow Trail and Thurston Lane behind MacDonald’s.  
Chili Fest Time:  12:30 – 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 17
Who’s welcome?  Any resident of the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood.  Kids are very welcome, but they should come with their parents or another adult. The neighborhood is bounded by Seminole Highway, Dunn’s Marsh, Allied/Carling Drives, Verona Road, and the Beltline.
What to bring:   A desire to meet and visit with your neighbors, chili or a chili condiment or a dessert, any board games you might want to play.
What to expect:  Friendly people, good food, chance to win a prize for your chili or because your name was drawn

2 - Help Haul Brush Out of Lots 19 & 20 on Saturday April 24 and
    Clean Up the Dunn’s Marsh Waterway May 1
(Attachment: “1 DM cleanup map 5-1-10.pdf”)

Put on your work clothes and come on down to the Dunn’s Marsh Conservancy sign on Crescent Road on two successive Saturdays.  The days are April 24 starting at 9:00 a.m. and May 1 starting at 8:30. You’ll get exercise, a chance to commune with neighbors, and the satisfaction of doing something for our neighborhood environment.  
Here’s Rick Eilertson’s description of the April 24 brush clean up.  A map of locations of the May 1 cleanup is an attachment.
I'm anticipating getting the Dunn's Marsh Brush cleanup started at 9 am on Saturday, April 24th.  Here are items that volunteers can bring:

1. long sleeve shirts and pants preferred
2. loppers, hand saws for cutting honeysuckle and buckthorn
3. work gloves
4. work boots, shoes, and/or waders
5. water bottle w/ water (I'll plan to bring a water cooler that we can use to refill water bottles)

I'm planning to meet with Mark Hodel (our Street Supt.) this afternoon (April 13, 1pm-2pm) and Jeff Kraemer (NRC) on Thursday afternoon (April 15, 3:30pm-5pm) to come up with a scope of work for the volunteers and will share that wthl all of you as soon as we have this finalized.  
I also attached a draft map for the May 1st Waterway and Creek cleanup for your review.  It shows 3 locations residents can choose from around Dunn’s Marsh for the cleanup day.  I'm planning to post this on Fitchburg's website as soon as it's finalized
Please feel free to provide any feedback you think would be beneficial.

Thank you,
Rick Eilertson, P.E., Environmental Engineer
City of Fitchburg, 5520 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711
270-4264 direct, 235-0412 cell

3 - Position Opens on DMNA Council
Due to the resignation of a member of the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Council, there’s an opening for a replacement to fill out the 12-member body.   Our bylaws provide for the vacancy to be filled from residents who may apply from any part of the neighborhood.  The chosen person will serve until the annual meeting of the DMNA, in September or October 2010.
If you are interested in joining a group of neighbors who are working to improve our neighborhood, please contact DMNA President Jeff Glazer or anyone else on the Council. Provide your name, contact information, and any other information that you think would help the Council decide on whether to appoint you.  A formal resume is not necessary, but it would be helpful to know something about you personally and your particular interests and goals for wanting to serve on the Council.  The Council generally meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at Prairie UU Society, corner of Crawford and Whenona.
These are the expectations of Council members as stated in the bylaws:
1.     Attend meetings of the Neighborhood Council and provide a reason if unable to attend a particular meeting.
2.     Help with DMNA work such as distributing newsletters, joining a committee or neighborhood interest group, contacting officials, and/or attending hearings.
3.     Be willing to have name, phone and/or e-mail address published in neighborhood communications and websites.
4.     Adhere to the bylaws of the DMNA.  Upon a finding by the Council that a Council member has flagrantly violated the bylaws, the Council may vote to dismiss the member from the Council and from membership in the DMNA for the remainder of the term.
                                                                                                                        by Mary Mullen

4 - Faouzi’s Restaurant Opens – Eat Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or a Late Snack

As of Friday, April 9, we have a new restaurant in the neighborhood.  It is Faouzi’s Restaurant, located on the Frontage Road at 4245 West Beltline Highway (the old Blarney Stone).  It is strictly a restaurant with no alcohol sold or served.
The menu is quite varied with several ethnic cuisines represented.  The servings are large and the hours are long, usually from 6:30 am until late at night.
The building has been remodeled with large windows, carpeting, and new handicap accessible restrooms.  Booths and tables are a dark wood.
Since the operators of Faouzi’s Restaurant are Moroccan, it is not surprising that some of their offerings come from that part of the Mediterranean. You can try Moroccan Tagine, Moroccan Couscous, Kababs, or a Moroccan side salad. Moroccan bread comes with the meal. But you can also order Nachos or Chicken Quesadilla, Cajun Chicken, a Reuben Melt, Buffalo Wings or Onion Rings, a California or Texas Burger, Thai Red Lobster Curry, Beef Prime Rib or Filet Mignon and many other appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and entrees.  
Just as an example of prices, the large Moroccan Side salad is $2.50, Onion Rings or Mozzarella Sticks are $3.99, Nachos or Eggplant or Zucchini are $4.99, burgers run from $5.50 to $6.50 and come with fries and a big dill pickle.  Salads run $6.50  to $7.99, and entrees are $8.99 to $15.99.
As the first customers on Friday night, two of us sampled the Kababs, Moroccan Side Salad, and the Cajun Chicken.  We also had sodas, an absolutely delicious soup, and Moroccan Bread. The bill came to $18, but with the amount we took home for another meal or two, we felt $25 including taxes and tip was not too much to pay.
Hours are as follows:
Monday – 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday – 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Thursday – 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday – 6:00 a.m. – 12 midnight
Sunday – 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
                                                                                    by Mary Mullen

5 - Verona Road Justice Coalition Google Group Launched

A recent development in the struggle against the Verona Road/Beltline reconstruction project is the establishment of a Google group called the Verona Road Justice Coalition. The purpose of the group, as stated on the website “is to provide an organizational structure to enable individuals and organizations to discuss, research, mobilize, organize and share their concerns and responses to the WisDOT proposed Verona Road/US 151 construction project.”   Access this group at  It is a potent website with facts on presentations about the reconstruction, health effects of noise and air pollution, sample letters and a list of addresses (e-mails too) to send them to, and much, much more.
Many thanks to Crawford resident Connie Roderick who has set up the Google group and posted much of the content.
                                                                                                by Mary Mullen

6 - Verona Road Project Opposed Through Many Efforts (Atttachment: “2 col activists.jpg”)
Dozens of letters have been signed opposing the Verona Road /Beltline reconstruction project. Neighborhood advocates continue to mobilize the neighborhood.  The goal is to moderate or even prevent the widening of the highways and the resulting impacts on the frontage roads and to residents of the neighborhood.
What’s been initiated so far?   Regular meetings of the committee working against the reconstruction.  Meetings between individual residents and the highway planners.  An informational meeting in the neighborhood on the subject of air pollution.  A hotdog grilling/letter signing event.  The establishment of the Verona Road Justice Coalition Google Group (above).  A good showing of neighborhood residents at the most recent PAC/TAC meeting at Strand Associates.  A presentation to the Thoreau PTO.
The April 7 meeting of the PAC/TAC (Policy Advisory Committee/Technical Advisory Committee) brought out at least 9 neighborhood residents and 3 elected officials who represent our area.  The meeting was called by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to review the study history and talk about current status of the plans.  Neighborhood residents attending included Fitchburg Alder Carol Poole, DMNA President Jeff Glazer, other DMNA Council members Kim Zinski, Donna Sarafin, Jo Kelley, and Mary Mullen, and residents Connie Roderick, Dorothy Krause, and Mike Marty.  County Supervisor Matt Veldran and State Representative Therese Berceau also sat in on the meeting.
Major discussions developed around several issues including:
  • Madison Park Commission concerns about the park between Britta Parkway and Britta Drive which will be impacted most severely in Stage 3
  • references to the “South Reliever” (a proposed bypass from Verona to Stoughton Road) that has been shelved for years
  • noise barriers and lack of them
  • plans for the Frontage Road along the Beltline which is now proposed to dip down to the Baptist Church and then rejoin the current Frontage Road at the pedestrian overpass
  • pedestrian crossings, especially those near Walgreens, and
  • access to Dorn Hardware.  

Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood residents were happy that they were able to raise questions at the meeting, since that possibility was not assured beforehand.  But the project has a big head of steam, and this meeting did nothing to derail the basic plan.
                                                            by Mary Mullen

7 - Want to Learn More About the Verona Road Issues?
If you haven’t kept up on the Verona Road/Beltline project, here’s a list of some of the features of the plans for Stage 1, set to begin in 2013 with construction going on for 2 ½ years!!!
  • adding lanes to Verona Road and the Beltline,  
  • raising both highways above their present levels,
  • reworking the frontage roads of both highways, pushing them closer to residences on Britta, in Avalon Village, and on Carling Drive
  • making 2 underpasses of Verona Road
  • tearing down the pedestrian overpass of the Beltline at Whenona and rebuilding it on a slightly different alignment and destroying a newly remodeled business building in the process,
  • demolishing 29 dwelling units, 1 school, and 4 business buildings, some with more than one business in them
  • connecting the Verona Road end of Carling Drive to Allied Drive.

If you are interested in learning more:
1. Access the Verona Road Justice Coalition Google group at at  See the slide show that was shown to the PAC/TAC committees on April 7.
2. Check out the Wisconsin Department of Transportation webpage  on this project.  Go to Under the second headline, Public Information Meetings (PIM), look at Past Meetings.   The PowerPoint presentation made by DOT and Strand Associates on March 4 is available for viewing and printing.  Special maps are available too. Look at the sidebar and click on Maps.   Scroll down to 3 stage solution alternative (March 10, 2010).
3. The DMNA has a nice set of large maps here in the neighborhood that will go a long way toward showing the plans. Contact DMNA Communications person Mary Mullen (See masthead.).
4. You can join the neighborhood coalition committee.  Contact DMNA Council member Jo Kelley, 276-8010, 445-5981 or                                           
                                                                                                                        by Mary Mullen

8 - The Sign’s the Thing  
(Attachment:  “3 col sign location.jpg”)

Signs are in the news both for the Allied area of the neighborhood and for the neighborhood as a whole.

It took about 6 years to get the Allied neighborhood sign in the ground at the head of Allied Drive, so imagine the sorrow and consternation of the Allied-Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association to find it vandalized just a few days after it went up this spring. The vandalism was the work of a gang that appears to be operating in the area.  This gang has tagged other spots in the neighborhood with its C-14 graffiti and is on the watch list for the police.
In other sign news, on April 3 the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association’s sign subcommittee did a bike tour of possible locations for the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood sign that has been funded by the City of Madison to the tune of $4,750.  
The committee’s first choice is Seminole Highway at the Frontage Road.  This is a high volume intersection for vehicles, bikers, bus riders and even pedestrians.  A sign here would notify people both within and outside of our neighborhood of the name of the neighborhood.  The private landowner who has the property on the market would have to agree to having the sign located there.  It must be 20 feet behind the curb on both sides.
Second choice for the Dunn’s Marsh sign is the entrance to the neighborhood from Verona Road. The location in the green space where the big cottonwood tree stands was surprisingly visible.  However, if/when the Verona Road reconstruction takes place in 2013, this intersection would be so changed that the sign would be useless and probably not even feasible at that location because of the extra lane on Verona Road and the underpass to take neighborhood traffic across Verona.  The sign would then have to be moved to a different location.
The third choice for the sign was down Seminole Highway at the former railroad track intersection. That railroad right of way will soon be devoted to the Cannonball Trail.  The committee had to reject that site because Madison won’t fund a sign to be located in the City of Fitchburg.  A substitute location could be on the east side of Seminole, but right of way is very narrow, the sign wouldn’t be at the corner of the neighborhood, and it would be seem out of place on the undeveloped Arboretum side of the road.  This location would also be substandard because far fewer people would see it.
Check out the attachment to see the 2 favored locations and the subcommittee who made the rounds of the possible sites.
                                                                                                            by Mary Mullen

9 – “Famous” Neighbor Breaks Leg in Rollerblading Accident

Neighbor Kristen Durst, a resident of the Crawford area and one of the voices on Wisconsin Public Radio, fell while rollerblading on Friday evening and broke her leg.  She’s recovering at University Hospital. Our condolences go out to Kristen along with wishes for uncomplicated healing.

10 - No, It’s Not Condos, It’s a Pond
(False) rumor had it that the land below Crescent Road was being cleared for development of apartments or condos.  It didn’t help a bit that Fitchburg police were one source of this false information.  
Readers of this e-News should be in the know.  The land below Crescent at Apache Drive has been cleared so that Fitchburg can build a wet pond there.  The pond is being built to trap sediment that arrives in the stormwater from the neighborhood.
Spread the truth. No apartments!  No condos!  Instead, it’s a pond that should improve the quality of water going into Dunn’s Marsh.
                                                                                    by Mary Mullen

Green Corner
11 - Rain Garden Cost Sharing Still Available – until May 15

The organization Plant Dane! has a cost-share program for putting in rain gardens that is open to individual residents, schools, non-profit organizations, and municipalities in Dane County, Wisconsin.  Applications are still being accepted, but should be put in soon so that plant orders can be made before May 15 according to Marcia Hartwig, Madison Area Municipal Storm Water Partnership Education Coordinator.
A rain garden is a low area that you create in your yard and to which you direct water run-off from your house or paved areas. Planting it with native plants that do well in wet areas means that the water is soon sucked up by the plants. The rain garden keeps water from getting into the streets and into the streams, ponds, and lakes.  This is important because with all the paved areas in urban areas, too much water comes into them too fast along with every possible pollutant the water picks up on its way there.  You can see examples of rain gardens in Marlborough Park near the basketball court and in the front yard of 4333 Crawford Drive.
Through a gift from the Graham-Martin Foundation* (GMF), the Plant Dane! Program provides native plants at the greatly reduced price of $1.80 each—less than half the normal retail price. Interested individuals complete an online application at <> Then the coordinator will send you a plant order form by mail.  
Orders with payment must be received by May 15, 2010. Plants will be delivered to
One Fen Oak Court <> , Madison, WI on June 26, 2010, 8 am-9:30am. Participants must pick up plants on this date, or have a friend, neighbor or relative pick up plants for them. Preselected plants mixes will be also available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of delivery.
Contact Marcia Hartwig, Madison Area Municipal Storm Water Partnership Education Coordinator at (608) 224-3746 or email <> , for more information.
* The Graham-Martin Foundation, Inc., is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to the preservation and restoration of natural ecosystems and the promotion of environmental education.

12 - Great Rain Garden Links.  These are all super resources.

Plant Dane! Cost-Share Program Application <> <>
Graham Martin Foundation Native Species List <>  with photos! <>
     Print your own rain garden sign <> (449KB)
"How to Build a Rain Garden" brochure <> (1MB) <
"My Fair Lakes" rain garden information <> >   
     Dane County Office of Lakes & Watersheds Rain Garden Information <>
     Garden Designs <> Click here and scroll down to "Plant Lists" for garden designs seen at the 2009 Garden Expo.  < ">> <>
February 28, 2009 Rain Garden Workshop Slide Show <>

13 - Fitchburg Offers Toilet Rebate Program

The City of Fitchburg is offering rebates of up to $100 for residential properties who replace their high water using toilets with
EPA WaterSense-rated High Efficiency Toilet (HET) models. <> Toilets
eligible for rebate must be a HET (which use an average of 1.28 gallons per flush) and must be on the EPA WaterSense list. Any toilet that meets the criteria and is purchased after January 1, 2010, will be eligible. Rebates will be in the form of checks sent to the property owner of record; the check amount will not exceed the purchase price of the toilet.
Click here <> for program information.
                                                                        from City of Fitchburg website

14 - Many Opportunities to Celebrate Earth Day
(Attachment: 4 Urban Ag Tour.pdf)

Earth Day was started by a Wisconsinite Gaylord Nelson some 40 years ago and it is still going strong.  One way to celebrate it is to participate in the 2010 Urban Ag Tour.  Check out the attached flyer.  Newspapers will tell you of numerous other opportunities.

15 - Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale - May 1

The City of Madison and Dane County are again offering compost bin and supplies for sale, as well as rain barrels from SustainDane! The sale will be Saturday, May 1, 9am-4pm (or until supplies last) at the Olin Avenue Parking Lot next to the Alliant Energy Center.
The compost bins – now called the Earth Machine - have been a VERY popular item in the past few years.   They can be seen in many back yards around town.  The Earth Machine will be on sale for $45, tax included.  Cash, checks, Visa, Master Card, and Discover are all accepted.  (Checks should be made payable to Norseman Plastics.)
The bins will be sold on a first come first served basis while supplies last.  You do not have to be a Madison or Dane County resident to buy a bin.  No limit, purchase as many bins as you need.
For more information about the sale, visit: <>

16 - Arboretum Native Plant Sale, May 8
A tradition established in 1990, the Friends of the Arboretum Native Plant Sale takes place the Saturday before Mother's Day each May, offering a large crowd of enthusiastic gardeners more than a hundred species of native plants suitable for a variety of soil and light conditions.
No plants are dug from the wild. All are native to the area and, once established, require minimal care. During the sale, experts are available to answer questions. Members of Friends of the Arboretum receive a 10 percent discount on all plant purchases.
The 2010 Native Plant Sale takes place on May 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the large tents next to the Arboretum Visitor Center. Get there from the entrance to the Arboretum on Seminole Highway, south of the Beltline.  We'll have native grasses; woodland, prairie and savanna plants; trees and shrubs.
Check out our year-round garden tools and related merchandise
here <> .
For an idea of the wide variety of native plants available at the plant sale, download a PDF of the
2010 species list. <>
                                   from UW Arboretum website

17 - Family Horticulture Day May 16 – Free Seedlings Provided

Horticulture will be a Technicolor experience at Family Horticulture Day at the University of Wisconsin West Madison Agricultural Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Rd., Verona, WI, from 10 am-2 pm Sunday, May 16.  This location is a bit west of the Beltline on Mineral Point Road.
Purple, red, and yellow potatoes, red popcorn and green caterpillars will be the features of the day.  Families can learn how to develop a back yard kitchen garden in a small space:  tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, and eggplant seedlings will be provided, along with instructions for growing them and directions for sowing vegetable and flower seeds will be available from master gardeners.


Odds and Ends

18 - Who Won April 6?
In case you didn’t follow the results of the April 6 election, these are results pertinent to our area.
Dane County District Attorney Brian Blanchard defeated Richland County Circuit Judge Edward Leineweber for a seat on the District 4
Court of Appeals <>  in Wisconsin. The 24-county district includes the southern and central Wisconsin counties of Adams, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Marquette, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Vernon, Waupaca, Waushara and Wood.
For County Board, Matt Veldran, who represents the Belmar area of our neighborhood, was reelected.
Co. Supervisor Carousel Andrea Bayrd, who represents the Madison portion of the neighborhood, ran unopposed.
For Madison School Board, James Howard won over Tom Farley.

19 - Grocery Offers Free Deliveries

Finding it hard to get out to go grocery shopping?  The Fresh Madison Market is offering free deliveries anywhere in the Madison city limits with a $40 order, not including tobacco or alcohol. Order online at <> .  You can also order by phone, tollfree, at 877-933-3033.  Pay for your groceries online or by check.  
You can order up to 7 days in advance as well as the same day for delivery.  Delivery is available every day from 9 am to 9 pm.
                                                            from a flyer from Fresh Madison Market, 703 University Avenue

20 - Friends of the Fitchburg Library Host Author Event April 15
(Attachment:  “5 Hagen poster.pdf”)

The Friends of Fitchburg Library and the Fitchburg Public Library are hosting an author event on April 15 at 7:00 in the Fitchburg Room of the Fitchburg Community Center, 5520 Lacy Road.  
The author is Jeff Hagen.  He has written several popular books such as Hiawatha Passing which is a picture book about the train called the Hiawatha which traveled between Chicago and Minneapolis via Milwaukee.  He has also authored several books about food traditions and restaurants in Wisconsin such as, Searching for the Holy Grill and Fry Me to the Moon.  
This evening is for all ages.  Children are encouraged to attend.

21 - Seminar About Choosing Hospice April 15

HospiceCare Inc. will hold one more free question-and-answer seminar in April. “Making the Hospice Choice” will be held on Thursday, April 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.   The seminar is free, open to the public and will be held at the Don & Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, in Madison. Pre-registration is requested; please call Carrie Glantz, HospiceCare public affairs, at (608) 327-7202.

22 - HospiceCare Announces Grief Support Groups for April  

In April, HospiceCare Inc. will offer three recurring support groups for those grieving the death of a loved one.  HospiceCare will also offer an informational seminar for caregivers. All groups are open to the public and free of charge. All groups require pre-registration and are held at the Don & Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, unless otherwise noted.

·       Bridges Weekly Support Group is held every Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
·       Introduction to Grief is held the first Wednesday of every month, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
·       Young Widows Group Is held the first Thursday of every month, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at San Damiano’s, 4123 Monona Drive in Madison.
·       Understanding the Dying Process will be held Tuesday, April 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This seminar is for those caring for someone with a progressive or terminal illness.

To register, call HospiceCare at (608) 276-4660 and ask to speak with a grief counselor.

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