Neighborhood News is a weekly round-up of some of the news and events happening in Madison’s neighborhoods.
Last day to swim
Goodman Pool and Madison’s daily-staffed beaches will be open for the last day this season from noon to 7 p.m. Monday. Location openings and hours depend on weather conditions and water testing. Swimmers looking to splash one last time this summer can visit B.B. Clarke Beach Park, 835 Spaight St.; Olbrich Park Beach, 3527 Atwood Ave.; Tenney Beach, 1300 Sherman Ave.; Vilas Park, 702 S. Randall Ave.; and Goodman Pool, 325 W. Olin Ave.
open house is tonight
The Meadowood Neighborhood Center, 5734 Raymond Road, will be open from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for games, activities and socialization. All activities are free, including a bouncy house, school supply giveaway for children in kindergarten through third grade, games and prizes. The open house also will feature a talent show for the community’s youth at 5:30 p.m.
Bike polo tournament
Ten teams of bicycle polo players will compete Saturday and Sunday at Reynolds Park, 810 Mifflin St. The teams and players come from cities around Wisconsin and the U.S. for the round robin-style tournament presented by Madison Bike Polo. The cyclists will use mallets to strike small balls into a goal atop the brick building at Reynolds Park — nicknamed the “Thunderdome” by Madison players. The tournament will run from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days. Spectators are welcome.
Budding artists, master painters and anyone in between can enjoy free canvases, paints and brushes from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Union Terrace, 800 Langdon St. The Terrace Paintacular will include instruction to guide artists to create their own version of a sunset from the terrace.