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City of Verona Newsletter
Issue Thirty-Two - MARCH 2016

This Issue:
March Events
1The Poets of Tin Pan Alley, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Library 
3AARP Tax Preparation, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Senior Center
8Legends of the Leprechauns: A Live Radio Play for All Ages, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Library
10Conquering Cancer Series: Prevent, Survive, Support & Thrive, 10:00 a.m., Senior Center 
15Trinity Irish Dancers, 6:00 p.m., Library 
16Paint Workshop, 2:00 p.m., Senior Center 
16Microsoft Word 2010 Basics I, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Library 
24Awakening the Silent Messages of Animal Telepathy, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Library
28AARP Smart Driving Course, 12:00-4:00 p.m., Senior Center 
28Shopkins Trading Party, 2:00 p.m., Library 
28Adult Coloring Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Library 
29Phosphorus in the Badger Mill Creek and Sugar River, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Library 
30Microsoft Word 2010 Basics II, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Library 
31Free Kids' Movie: Minions, 1:30 p.m., Library  
31 The Joy of Life Story Writing, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Library 
 Adult Programs at the Library

Awakening the Silent Messages of Animal Telepathy
March 24, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Imagine knowing what your animal companions are saying. Asia Voight, expert animal communicator, will show you to open the connection with your dogs, cats, and horses. Bring photos of your animal companions for a chance for a free reading. Please leave your animals at home. Register online.
Adult Coloring Club 
March 28, Drop in 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Are you an adult who likes to color? Then join us for our NEW Adult Coloring Club! We provide the colored pencils and coloring pages, or you can bring your own. Stop in, get creative, relax and have fun! 

The Joy of Life Story Writing 
March 31, 7:00-8:00 p.m. 
Ever thought about writing your life story? Linda Abbott, founder of Never Forget Legacies & Tributes, will show you how to capture and preserve your family's memories and stories.  Register online

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Election Inspectors Needed  
The City of Verona is hiring election inspectors to work the polls on Election Day. Requirements: must be at least 18 years of age, and eligible to vote, must be available one full shift on Election Day-you are, however, not expected to be able to work all the 2016 elections, and must be a resident of the City of Verona.

Please contact Ellen Clark, City Clerk at 845-6495 or if interested. american-flag-wavy.jpg

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 6:00 p.m. at Pasqual's Cantina in Verona. 
March 17, - The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy 

"We don't urge readers to drink, we urge drinkers to read."
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 Spring Election 

The 2016 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Vote will be held on Tuesday, April 5th. Polls will be open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. This election is for local races and the presidential primary. A sample ballot will be posted here as soon as it becomes available. 

Photo ID law is in effect for this election. 
Voters must present a Photo ID before receiving a ballot. Acceptable forms of Photo ID include: Wisconsin DOT issued driver's license or identification card, a U.S. passport, or military IDs issued by the U.S. armed forces. For more information and a full list of acceptable forms of Photo ID, click here

Voter Registration 
If you have changed addresses or names since the last time you voted, you will need to re-register to vote. You can register at City Hall until Friday, April 1st. After this date, you will need to register at the polls on Election Day. Please note, registering on Election Day requires extra wait time. All registrations require proof of residence. 

Absentee Voting 
In-person 'early' absentee voting begins March 21st and runs through April 1st at City Hall from 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Please note, you cannot vote absentee at City Hall Monday April, 4th. 

If you cannot make it to the polls and wish to vote absentee by mail, you can submit an absentee ballot request to the City Clerk. Absentee ballot applications can be mailed to City Hall,  111 Lincoln Street or emailed to You must also include a copy of your photo ID with your absentee request.The last day to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is Thursday, March 31st. 

For more election information, visit the City of Verona Elections Page or contact the City Clerk's Office at 608-845-6495. 
2016 Spring and Summer 
Recreation Programs 
The Verona Recreation Department Spring and Summer Brochure is now out and can be viewed here. This year we have several new programs for children. Our Born to Move preschool class, taught by Jackie Rood, is full of smiles, dancing and singing. We are also offering a Born to Move class for children ages 8-12 taught by Lindsay Herb. We have also added Aerospace Engineering: Up, Up & Away and Junior Robotics: Amazing Mechanism. Engineering classes start March 14th.

Do you need help perfecting your makeup? Francesca Johnson is holding two makeup workshops to have the perfect makeup just in time for prom! The first session is April 6th at 6:30 p.m. and the second session is April 
8th at 3:00 p.m. Francesca will also be holding two makeup workshops for Mother's Day. These classes are on Friday, April 22nd at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 24th at 3:00 p.m. Treat your mom to a day of makeup and fun. All sessions will be held at The Purple Goose, 400 W Verona Ave.

It's not too early to start thinking about summer programs for your child. Our instructional activities are a great way for your child to learn the fundamentals of a new sport. We offer several sports including volleyball, softball, baseball, golf and more! 

This spring we have also added several adult activities! Knitting and crocheting classes will be available at the Verona Public Library. New exercising classes include: Biking 101, Tabata on the Track, Yoga and Yogalates.

For more information about each program, click here to view our complete brochure. Don't forget, you can now register online for all programs here. Please direct all questions to the Verona Recreation Department at 608-845-6695.
Regional Transportation Plan Kick-off Meeting 
The Madison Area Transportation Planning Board (MATPB), the Madison Area's Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), is kicking off its update of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).

You are invited to attend a public meeting on the Regional Transportation Plan 2050: Charting our Course on Thursday, March 3 from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Verona Fire Station, 101 Lincoln Street, Verona.

You will have the opportunity to:
* Hear about the process to prepare the plan.
* Learn about trends affecting the region and projected growth and development.
* Provide input on important issues, needs, challenges, and opportunities you think should be considered.
* Give us your thoughts on the draft vision and goals that will guide the plan.
* Talk with MATPB staff about current plans and planning activities.

The RTP is the region's blueprint for future transportation investments, strategies, and actions covering all modes. It provides the policy direction and framework, which is refined through corridor, mode specific, and strategic studies and plans.

To learn more about the Regional Transportation Plan, click here. 
Senior Center Events

Paint Workshop with Carol Ann
March 16th, 2:00 p.m.
Paint Nights are all the craze and we want to take part in this popular fad! Join Senior Center member and artist Carol Ann for an afternoon of painting. Carol Ann will be teaching participants how to paint a bird themed scene on canvas. The cost is $10 and will cover the cost of the canvas and supplies as well as light refreshments. Participants will get to take their painting home with them at the end of the event. This class is limited to 10 people. Please RSVP by calling 845-7471 no later than Friday, March 11.

AARP Smart Driver Course 
March 28, 12:00-4:00 p.m. 
The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nations largest classroom and online driver safety course and is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older.  

Attendees will learn: 
  • Important facts about the effects of medication and driving
  • How to reduce distractions
  • How to maintain the proper following distance behind a car
  • Proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes and new technology found in cars today 
  • Techniques for handling left turns, right-of-way, and roundabouts 
Register by calling the Verona Senior Center at 845-7471. The cost of the class is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. Fees will be paid to AARP the day of the course. 

Game Night 
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. 
Numerous board games and card games are available to play. We encourage you to bring your favorite and we will play that, too! The first Thursday of each month will feature pizza at 5:30 p.m. and the opportunity to learn a new game. The pizza will be purchased from different vendors each month.  The cost is $2.00 per slice. Please indicate how many slices you'd like when you sign up at the Senior Center
 Teen Library Programs

Anime & Manga Club Thursdays (3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31), 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Teens interested in Japanese animation and Manga meet to watch, draw, read, and eat! Grades 6-12. Have questions? Email Program meets in the Community Room. No registration required.

Monday Maker
March 7, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Stop by Teen Central and create something spectacular! Ages 11-18. No registration required.