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City of Verona Newsletter
Issue Thirty - JANUARY 2016

This Issue:
January Events 
6John Morton's Badger Honor Flight Experience, 12:30 p.m., Senior Center 
7Child Development Story Time, 10:00 a.m., Library 
7Why We Love the Packers, 12:30 p.m., Senior Center 
8The Young and the Restless, 10:00 a.m., Library 
11Lunch and Learn Event: How to Stay Young Your First 100 Years, 12:30 p.m., Senior Center 
14Free Hearing Screenings, 1:00-4:30 p.m., Senior Center 
16Favorite Friends, 10:00 a.m., Library 
20The Power of Play: Finding & Living Your Passion, 7:00-8:00 p.m, Library
21The Resiliency Factor, 10:00 a.m., Senior Center 
21Books 'N Booze, 6:00 p.m., Pasqual's Cantina
23Chinese/English Story Time, 11:00 a.m., Library 
26Threads Club, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Library 
27Every Woman's Journal , 6:00-8:00 p.m., Library 
 Adult Programs at the Library

The Power of Play: Finding and Living Your Passion 
January 20, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Discover-or rediscover- what makes you happy. Laura Gmeinder, certified human resources professional and leadership coach, will provide tips to help you do more of what you love and less of what you don't. Register here. 
Every Woman's Journal 
January 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m. 
A program to help women learn proactive heath journaling techniques for increased self-awareness and to benefit their emotional and physical well-being. They will also receive information about women's health issues. Presented in partnership with Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation. Registration is required and limited to 30 participants. To register, contact Nora Miller at or call 608-251-1675 ext. 103. 
Reception Help Needed

The Senior Center continues to seek volunteer reception help on Friday afternoons from 1:00-3:30 p.m. We will train you! Contact Jennifer at 845-7471 if you are interested. 

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. 
January 21, - Lock In by John Scalzi 

"We don't urge readers to drink, we urge drinkers to read."
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Matt's House Meeting
The Common Council will meet as a Committee of the Whole to discuss the Matt's House on January 11th at approximately 7:30 p.m. at City Hall following the regular 7:00 p.m. City Council meeting. The Matt's House is located at the intersection of Main Street and Verona Avenue. The City acquired the property in early 2015 as part of the property, not including the house, is needed for the future expansion of the intersection. The house needs significant repairs to make the building a functional structure including repairs to the foundation, exterior, and mechanicals. Since the City acquired the property, the City removed the leaking skylights and removed part of the porch in an attempt to prevent water from entering the building. The City also placed holiday light decorations on the property for the holiday season. 

At the January 11th meeting, the Common Council will discuss the property and provide direction to Staff as to what should be done with the remaining land which includes the house. Public comment at the meeting will occur around 7:30 p.m. If you are unable to attend, the meeting will be broadcasted on the City's YouTube channel.  If you have any questions about the meeting or the property, please contact Adam Sayre, Director of Planning and Development, at 608-848-9941. 

Senior Center Events 

Lunch and Learn Event: How to Stay Young Your First 100 Years 
January 11, 12:30 p.m. 
Enjoy free lunch while you learn about the causes of degenerative disorders that decrease quality of life and abilities as we age. Find out how Chiropractic care can help maintain your mobility and independence throughout your life, along with other tips and tricks to keep yourself feeling good! RSVP to Jennifer at 845-7471 by January 8th to register for this program. 

Free Hearing Screenings
January 14, 1:00-4:30 p.m.
Connect Hearing will be at the Senior Center to offer free hearing screenings. Those without hearing aids will have first priority followed by those who currently have hearing aids. If you have printouts from previous year's hearing screenings, feel free to bring them along for comparison. Call 845-7471 to set up an appointment. classical_illustration.jpg

Sound of Music 
February 4, 7:30 p.m. 
Get your tickets now for the "Sound of Music" musical at the Overture Center.  The cost for a ticket is $42.00. We have twenty tickets available and money must be paid when you sign up. The seats are in Section E. Sign up at the Senior Center today! 

Club 108 
Every Wednesday 10:00-11:30 AM 
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the Month 
(During Caregiver Support) 
Club 108 is a program for individuals with memory loss. There is no cost for the club. We currently have openings for this program. If you are interested in enrolling or have questions, please contact our case manager, Becky Losby at 845-7471. 
Development Projects 
The City's website provides updates on development projects that have been proposed or approved in the City. If you would like to be notified about projects, you can sign-up to receive email and/or text message notifications through the City's website "Notify Me" feature. The City also posts many proposed and approved development projects on the website. In general, the projects listed on the website are currently under review by City Staff or have been approved by the City. Development projects can be found at:
Holiday Tree Collection
The City of Verona will be collecting Holiday Trees at the curb weekly throughout the month of January.

To avoid damage to our equipment, please follow these guidelines:

* Place all trees at curbside
* Remove and discard tree bags
* Remove all tree stands, ornament, lights and other metal objects

Trees that are not properly prepared will NOT be collected. 

There is also a drop off site located at 410 Investment Court. Trees can be dropped off Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. For the rest of the year, brush will be picked up the 2nd and 4th full week of each month. Please have brush to the curb by Monday morning. 
 Children's Library Events 

Minecraft Club
Wednesday, January 13 and 20, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Build in creative mode! Please bring your own device (if you have one) with Minecraft. If you do not have a device, we will provide extras. Grades 1-3. Community Room.

Favorite Friends
Saturday, January 16, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Meet some of your favorite characters from books, TV, and movies, including Olaf, Elsa, Llama Llama, and Huckle Cat. Kids can visit characters throughout the library, plus do character-themed crafts and enjoy snacks. All ages.
Chinese/English Story Time
Saturday, January 23, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Presented by the VAIS (Verona Area International School). Join us for stories read in English and Chinese, plus music and crafts. All ages. Story Room.

Threads Club
Tuesday, January 26, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Learn how to turn balls of yarn, spools of thread, and other stringy materials into wearable objects and art! All materials are provided. Grades 2-6. Community Room.