Neighborhood News is a weekly round-up of some of the news and events happening in Madison’s neighborhoods.

Free MSCR classes

From drawing to ballroom dancing, Madison School and Community Recreation will offer a spate of free classes between Jan. 3 and Jan. 12. Classes will take place at: Memorial High School, 201 S. Gammon Road; MSCR Odana, 5625 Odana Road; MSCR Hoyt, 3802 Regent St., and MSCR East, 4620 Cottage Grove Road. A total of 58 classes will be offered. Classes include ballet, acrylic painting, yoga, living with persistent pain and sewing, among others. For more information, go to go.madison.com/free-classes or call 204-3000.

Yoga for the family

Yoga instructor Katie Muschlewski will lead a yoga class for all ages from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S. Park St. No experience is needed. Participants are asked to bring their own mat or towel and one for their children who attend. For more information, go to go.madison.com/yoga or call 266-6395.

Celebrate Kwanzaa

Celebrate African-American culture and heritage with Madison poet Fabu. Explore the concepts of Kwanzaa through the arts and other activities from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at the Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S. Park St. For more information: call 266-6395 or go to go.madison.com/kwanzaa-goodman.

Cooking classes

Chef Lily Kilfoy will host six cooking classes for families and children as young as 5 years old on Friday and Saturday at the Southwest Side Madison Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Road. Each class will cover a different topic. Topics will include healthy comfort foods, lunches for kids, snow-day foods and the delicious foods of France. Registration is required for some of the free classes. All classes will be nut-free and some will be vegetarian. For more information or to register, go to go.madison.com/cooking-classes or call 288-6160.

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