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City of Verona Newsletter
Issue Twenty-Six- SEPTEMBER 2015

This Issue:
September Events
1First Day of School for VASD Students 
1EveryWomen's Journal, 6:00-8:00 PM, Library
3Film Screening: Latino Americans : War and Peace, 7:00-8:30 PM, Library
Labor Day-All City Facilities Closed 
8Meditation for Healthy Living, 7:00-8:00 PM, Library
9Grow into Spanish with Maestra Marti, 9:30 AM, LIbrary
10Film Screening: Latino Americans : The New Latinos, 7:00-8:30 PM, Library
10Child Development Story Time, 10:00, Library
11Chat and Chew: Balance Basics, 9:00 AM, Senior Center
13Ironman Race 
15Help for Your Aging Parents, 7:00-8:00 PM, Library
18Senior Center Closed 
21Good Night's Sleep: What's the Trick?, 10:00 AM Senior Center
22Stress Reduction Round-Up: 5 Easy Strategies for Bringing Ease and Calm to Everyday Life, 7:00-8:30 PM, Library
23ACT, SAT, OMG? Prepping and Testing Your Best , 7:00-8:30 PM, Library 
24Whalen Pond Initiative, 6:30-7:30 PM, Library 
25Kichwa Artist Julio Cachiguano , 7:00-8:00 PM, Library 
25Car Fit/Car Check, 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM, Hometown Auto Clinic
25Chuckwagon BBQ Event, 11:45 AM, Library
28Savvy Seniors: Scam Pt 2, 11:00 AM, Senior Center
 Adult Programs at the Library
Every Women's Journal
September 1, 6:00 PM

A program to help women learn proactive health journaling techniques for increased self-awareness and to benefit their emotional and physical well-being. Participants will receive a specially designed journal, guidebook, pen and health resource information. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants. To register, contact Nora Miller at or call 608-251-1675 ext. 103.


Meditation for Healthy Living

September 8, 7:00 PM

Join Diane Kahler, owner of Health & Well Being, to learn meditation techniques that can bring you peace, calm, and balance. Please wear comfortable clothing. Register online or call 845-7180.


Help for Your Aging Parents

September 15, 7:00 PM

Jennifer Tiedemann, community relations specialist from Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care, will help you find the community resources to manage your parents' changing needs.


Stress Reduction Round-UP: 5 Easy Strategies for Bringing Ease and Calm to Everyday Life

September 22, 7:00 PM 

Join Lysianne Unruh, empowerment coach, for this fun, quick-paced workshop. Participants will learn how to lower stress levels and improve their quality of life. 


 Books N' Booze 
Our book club is for people in their 20's and 30's. Books 'N Booze book club meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Pasqual's Cantina in Verona. 
September 17 - Choose Your Own Banned Book

"We don't urge readers to drink, we urge drinkers to read."
Adult Kickball League 
The Recreation Department is looking for teams to participate in an adult kickball league this fall. Games start September 15th and run for 7 weeks at Community Park. Teams musts consist of at least five females and five males. For more information or to register, contact Ali Tackett at
or 845-6695. 

Verona Road Project Open House
September 24 
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold an open house on the Verona Road Reconstruction Project on September 24 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Fitchburg Fire Station #2, 5415 King James Way, Fitchburg.
Explore an Untold Chapter of the American Story    
111 Lincoln Street
111 Lincoln Street
Commercial - 845-0963
Residential - 845-0909
410 Investment Court
111 Lincoln Street
845-7623 - Non Emergency
101 Lincoln Street
845-9401 - Non-Emergency
500 Silent Street
108 Paoli Street
Ironman Wisconsin  Information
On Sunday September 13th, the cycling portion of the Ironman Wisconsin Race will pass through Verona. Fans can cheer on the participants at the Verona Loop Festival on North Main Street. The Verona Loop Festival features food provided by several youth sports teams. Shuttle buses run between the festival and downtown Madison during the event. 

City streets that will be affected by the race are: Whalen, S. Main, Locust, Bruce, Paoli, Nine Mound, Cross Country, N. Main, E. Verona, and Old Hwy PB. The intersection of Old Hwy PB at Whalen should be avoided, if possible as this is where the racers enter and leave the City, causing longer delays. The ramps at US-18/151 at Paoli Street will be closed during the duration of the race. It is recommended US-18/151 be accessed via W. Verona Ave at Epic Lane, as this location is unaffected by the race. The first cyclist usually enters the City on Whalen Rd. at approximately 7:15 AM. The last cyclist will pass through the City no later than 5:30 PM. For more information, visit the Ironman Wisconsin Website
 2015 Fall and Winter Recreation 
The 2015-2016 Fall/Winter Recreation Brochure is now available onlineWe will no longer be mailing paper copies to residents.  Sign up now for youth dance, fall soccer, basketball, babysitting classes, and engineering classes!  You can register online, or mail in a registration form to our office at 410 Investment Court.

The Verona Recreation Department has several opportunities for adults get active this fall!  We have numerous exercise classes taught by Laurie Tackett and Jill Binon.  Laurie teaches Circuit Training, Trail Walks and the Walk Run Club.  Jill teaches Insanity, Cize, and PiYo.  Find out more about these classes here.

Senior Center Schedule Updates
Starting Monday, September 14 the Senior Center will begin installation of new carpet and a T-Coil system to help the hearing impaired. During this time, many regularly scheduled events will be cancelled or moved to another location. Below is a list of the changes. 

Monday, September 14
* There will be NO Paoli St. Pickers. 

Tuesday September 15
* NO programs will take place at the Senior Center. 
* Caregiver's Support will tour Agrace.
* Congregate meals will be at the Library; transportation will be provided. 

Wednesday September 16
* There will be no meals at the Senior Center.
* Mexican Train will meet at the Library at 1:30 PM. 
* The Verona Historical Society will meet at the State Bank of Cross Plains at 3:00 PM.

Thursday September 17
* Grief Support will meet in the Nurses Area.
* Lunch will be served at the library and the bus will take individuals there.
* No other programs will take place at the Senior Center.

Friday, September 18
* The Senior Center will be closed completely. There will be NO congregate meal options and only home delivered meals.
* Badger Prairie Needs Network is hosting a cooking class at 10:30 AM. The cost is FREE. Call the Senior Center to sign up for a van ride by noon on Thursday, September 12.

Monday, September 21
* Keeping Fit will not meet

Home delivered meals will be available all week. There will be no exercise classes from September 15-21. If you have any questions, please contact the Senior Center at 845-7471.
Epic User Group Meeting
Epic Systems will be holding their annual User Group Meeting (UGM) on the Epic Campus August 31-September 3. UGM brings thousands of customers from all over the world to Verona. In addition to educational sessions, the event includes activities for participants such as hiking, bike tours, and carriage rides. Epic contracts with private bus companies to shuttle customers between their campus and hotels from all over the Madison area. The Verona Police and Public Works Departments will be working closely with Epic to help ensure that traffic continues to move smoothly with the increase in visitors to the City.

Fall Story Times 
September 14-October 16

Baby Story Time (Ages 0-18 Months) 
Fridays, 10:30 AM 
A lap-sit story time for infants and their caregivers. Stories are 20 minutes with playtime afterward. No registration required.

Toddler Story Time (Ages 1 & 2) 
Wednesdays 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Thursdays 9:30 AM 
Stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts for toddlers and their caregivers. Story time lasts 30 minutes. No registration required. 

Preschool Story Time (Ages 3-5)
Tuesdays 10:30 AM
Thursdays  10:30 AM
Stories, songs and crafts. Children may attend independently or with an adult. Story time is 30 minutes. No registration required. 

Everybody Story Time (Ages 0-5) 
Mondays 10:30 AM 
Tuesdays 9:30 AM 
Stories and songs for children and their caregivers. Stories time is 30 minutes. No registration required. 

Sensory Friendly Story Time (Ages 3-5)
Fridays 9:30 AM 
Build communication and friendship skills in a supportive environment. Please register at the children's desk. Meets throughout the school year except holidays and school breaks. 

Grow into Spanish with Maestra Marti 
September 8, 9:30-10:15 AM
Come learn Spanish while listening to stories, singing songs and playing games! For ages 5 and under in the Story Room. This program will be repeated monthly through December. 

Child Development Story Time 
September 10, 10:00-10:30  AM
Learn how to enhance your child's language skills through reading and have an opportunity to ask questions about your child's development during the story time led by therapists from Communication Innovations Pediatric Therapy Services. For all ages and their caregivers in the Story Room. 
Senior Center Events 

Good Night's Sleep: What's the Trick?

September 21, 10:00 AM 

In this short session, UW Pharmacy Students will talk about common causes of difficulty sleeping and how feeling unrested can affect your life. We will discuss tips and tricks to having a good night's sleep as well as a myth buster section about over the counter medication and frequently asked questions. 


Chuckwagon BBQ Event 

And Birthday/Anniversary Party 

September, 25 , 11:45 AM

Enjoy a brat, hot dog, baked beans and other good eats as we round up some fun. Everyone is welcome to attend this annual Western themed party while celebrating the September birthdays and anniversaries too! Polka and other music with be provided by Greg and Co. after lunch. The duo cover everything from Western to Country, Cajun and Big Band! RSVP to Jennifer at 845-7471 by noon on September 24. The cost of the meal is $5.


Car Fit/Car Check

September 25, 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM

September's TRIAD event is the annual Car Fit/Car Check. This year the event will be held at Hometown Auto Clinic, 700 S. Nine Mound Rd. This is a great opportunity to have your vehicle inspected, free of charge, just in time for the cold weather as it approaches. If you have any questions, please contact Becky at 845-7471. 

Teen Programs at the Library

Anime & Manga Club 
Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 PM
Teens interested in Japanese animation and Manga meet to watch, draw, read and eat! Grades 6-12. Email with any questions. Program meets in the Community Room.  

Stop Motion Studio 
Wednesdays, 4:00-8:00 PM 
September 9 
Spend some time in Teen Central, and make an animated movie using a basic stop motion App. Bring your own device or share a library iPad. Ages 11-18. No registration. 

Monday Maker
September 14
Stop by Teen Central and create something spectacular! Ages 11-18. No registration.