Neighborhood News is a weekly round-up of some of the news and events happening in Madison’s neighborhoods.
CSA Open House
With the spring planting season approaching, learn about FairShare and Community Supported Agriculture at the annual CSA Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive. Attendees can meet local farmers, find pick-up locations and sample products from local farms. Entrance to the event is free. In addition, the free Natural Family Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Monona Terrace. For more information, go to csacoalition.org/open-house, contact Erika Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 226-0300.
Senior housing options offered
Learn about the types of senior housing and services that may be available during a seminar by Independent Living from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Gardens senior living community, 602 N. Segoe Road. Senior housing options in the Madison area will be covered at the free event. A light brunch will be provided. Registration is requested. For more information or to register, call 204-0900.
Parents or caregivers of children with dyslexia can learn about reading development and addressing concerns with reading difficulties during a free information session led by neuropsychologists from Madison Neuropsychological Services. Experts will answer questions about grade-level and developmentally appropriate reading skills and concerns about a child reversing letters and numbers from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd. Registration is not required. For more information, go to go.madison.com/dyslexia-information or call 266-6385.
Preventing elder exploitation
Whether its by scam artist or trusted family member, elderly adults can be taken advantage of. Learn how to avoid becoming a victim and what to do if you or someone you know becomes one at the second of a three-part series on preventing financial exploitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St. For more information, go to go.madison.com/elder-exploitation-2. To register for the free event, call 266-6581 or go to the senior center’s front desk.
Film fest preview
Preview short films before they’re screened at this year’s Wisconsin Film Festival from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Road. Filmmakers and the festival’s coordinator also will answer questions. Space is limited at the free event. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is not required. For more information, go to go.madison.com/film-fest-preview.