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Weekly Window

The Weekly Window is an e-newsletter that usually comes out on Fridays. It gives you updates about programs that did not make it into the Messenger, and reminds you what programs and activities are coming up in the next week.


PROGRAM REGISTRATION

To register for any program call 608-266-6581 or email gflesher@cityofmadison.com. You can also stop by the Senior Center. We would love to see you!

 

Network Updates!

Our internet will be down on Friday, March 11 and Monday, March 14. We won’t have access to phones or email. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Program Highlights March 13 - 19

Fall Asleep, Stay Asleep

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 10-11AM

Have trouble falling or staying asleep? Join presenter John Kreft with Humana to learn more about how our sleep cycle works, how sleep changes as we get older, and habits that may be contributing to poor sleep. John will also share some tips and tricks on how to get your best rest each night. Please join us on Monday, March 14th at 10 am to learn how to Fall Asleep, Stay Asleep.

 

In Honor of Women’s History Month

The Glorias (2020)

TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 12:30 PM

The story of feminist Icon Gloria Steinem’s itinerant childhood and its influence on her life as a writer, activist and organizer for women’s rights worldwide. Stars: Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander an Janelle Monae. Biography, Drama, History. 147 minutes. Rated R.
 

Tom Kastle

Tom Kastle

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1-2 PM VIRTUAL

Tom Kastle sings folk songs, standards and old time favorites that are born of decades on the road as well as some special songs and stories gleaned from travels to Ireland and Scotland. Registration required to get the Zoom link.

 

Gentle Yoga

THURSDAYS, 9:30-10:30 AM

Improve your balance, range of motion and flexibility! Strengthen your bones and muscles, quiet your mind! All abilities and levels welcome. Yoga Accessible for All (YAFA) teachers dedicate themselves to making yoga safe and inviting for anyone who is interested in gaining the benefits of yoga (yafayoga.org). We do a combination of seated and standing positions, and will always suggest modifications if a pose does not work for you. Join any time. Free, but registration is required.


Jeanette Arthur

Voices of Color

THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 10-11 AM VIRTUAL

A monthly series that gives you the opportunity to have engaging conversations with community leaders who are People of Color. Listen to their stories that speak to cultural differences, learn more about Madison’s history from a different perspective, ask questions and have an experience. In March, we will talk with Jeanette Arthur, a Volunteer Coordinator at NewBridge Madison.


Erica Armstrong-Never Caught
 

MSC Book club

MEETS THE 3RD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH, 1-2 PM

Meeting in person on Thursday, March 17, at the Madison Senior Center to discuss the book, Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge (nonfiction) by Erica Armstrong Dunbar. Please register.

 

Collage Art Hybrid

Fridays, March 5 – April 1, 9:30 – 11:00 am

Create your own works of art from found images under the guidance of local artist, Margo Skolaski. This class will meet in person at the Senior Center. One class period will focus on meditative art. It’s not too late to join. Space is still available. Register now!

 

Cardio Dancing for 55+

FRIDAYS 1-2 PM

Not meeting March 11, 18 & 25. Will resume on Friday, April 1, 2022.

 

Later in March

Do your loved ones know your final wishes?

TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 10-11 AM

Don’t leave the burden behind for your family. There are hundreds of decisions that someone will have to make in a very short amount of time, when they are already under stress and feeling at a loss. Nickie Gard and Melissa Theisen from Gunderson Funeral Home walk you through the basics of advanced planning to provide your family with peace of mind.

 

Program Volunteer Opportunities

  • Bid Whist – Take the lead in getting a new group together to play Bid Whist.
  • Sew Much? – Put your needle and thread skills to good use by mending clothes for those less able to do so.
  • Knitting for the Needy – Blankets, hats, scarves, shawls, mittens … Socialize with friends while knitting for those in need of warmth.

Interested? Call John at 608-267-2344
 

Happy St. Patrick's Day

St, Patrick's Day is Thursday, March 17. How much do you know about the holiday?

Did you know ...

  • The first St.Patrick's Day parade took place in America, not in Ireland.
  • The New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade is the world's oldest civilian parade and the largest in the United States. 
  • Chicago began its annual tradition of turning the Chicago River green on St. Patrick's Day in  1962.
  • In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day had been viewed mostly as a religous observance, and up until the 1960's they even had laws that forbid bars from being open that day.
  • Dublin's first official celebration of St. Patrick's Day did not occur until 1931.
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