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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.



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

Sages & Seekers


Shakedown on Sugar

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 10 – 11 AM

Looking to cut sugar from your diet? John Kreft from Humana will be presenting the “Shakedown on Sugar”. This educational program will discuss the myths and facts about sugar, the different types of sugar, and how sugar impacts the body. It will provide some tips to reduce sugar in your diet.





Armed with a clear vision and a written plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus,and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California’s neglected tennis courts --rain or shine--the girls are shaped by his commitment and their mother’s balanced perspective and keen intuition. A true story that will inspire the world, “King Richard” follows the uplifting journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the world’s greatest sports legends. Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing. Stars: Will Smith, Aunjanue and Jon Bernthal. Biography, Drama, Sport. 2 hours 24 minutes. Rated PG-13.



Exploring Poetry

2ND & 4TH WEDNESDAY, 11 AM-12:30 PM

This program is for anyone who enjoys poetry. There will be opportunities to read, recite and write. Best Words, Best Order is the title of a collection of essays by the poet Stephen Dobyns which in just those four well-chosen words perfectly describes what a poet aspires to when putting a poem together. Writing poetry is spills and thrills for the beginner and expert too. There

are countless small pitfalls but sometimes in the writing something happens, an ah ha moment where the poet feels he/she can say or almost say precisely what’s needs to be said. Think about how a joke works, it’s a little like that. Led by local poet, Mark Kraushaar.



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 ( 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.


Preschool Buddies

THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 9:30 - 11:15 AM

This delightful intergenerational program is starting its 25th year. Two to three Adult volunteers are matched up with two to three preschool children, and they do a project together. Teachers, MSC staff and volunteers do all preparation. Call John Weichelt, 267-2344 for more information.

Laughing Bodies/ Dancing Minds with Li Chiao‑Ping


Come on down to the Madison Senior Center for a movement class with the remarkable Li Chiao-Ping. Her classes focus on warm-up techniques, strength and stretching exercises, core work, breathing and energy flow. No prior dance experience needed. Fee is $50.

Li Chiao-Ping is the Sally Banes Professor of Dance & Vilas Research Professor with the UW-Madison Dance Department, and the Artistic Director of Li Chiao-Ping Dance. She has a special interest in working with older adults and demonstrating that dance is beautiful and rewarding at any age.

Gay, Gray & Beyond


GG&B is a discussion group for those fortunate enough to have arrived, that is, for those who know the obstacles, but also recognize that there have been joys. Those who look beyond the closet. Let’s get together consider our individual selves, our unique strengths and the nature of our ever-changing world. Sponsored by the LGBTQ 50+ Alliance.



Cardio Dance

Fridays 1:00 – 1:45

Start out the weekend with an energizing cardio class that will get the blood pumping. The class introduces easy-to-follow choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance! R



Annual Meeting

Tuesday, April 19, 9:30 – 11:00 am

Featuring a breakfast buffet and a keynote speaker

We are so excited to be getting back to normal. It’s been three years since we have been able to host our Annual Meeting and show our appreciation for all of the wonderful volunteers and participants who make the Madison Senior Center such a special place.

Join Senior Center leaders and staff for a breakfast buffet, a brief program and Get Moving with Susan Frikken. If you intend to join us for the buffet, please register in advance.

America’s Untold Story

WEDNESDAY, 12-1:30 PM, APRIL 20, 27

AND MAY 4, 11

Join Jim Lamal to view and discuss, America’s Untold Story. Before Jamestown… before Plymouth… the first permanent European settlement in the United States, was founded two generations before the Pilgrims arrived– in 1565 – not by English Protestants, but by a melting pot of Spanish, Africans, Italians, Germans, Irish and converted Jews who integrated almost immediately with the indigenous tribes. Uncover the story of America’s past that never made it into textbooks.

Artful Affair

eFood Pantry

Line Dancing

Wednesdays at 1:00 starting May 4! More info coming soon!    Musical Notes


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