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City of Verona Newsletter
Issue Thirty-Three- APRIL 2016

This Issue:
April Events
12Square-Foot and Raised Bed Gardening, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Library
13Origami Folding: The Art, History and Culture, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Library
16Grow into Spanish, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Library
16STEM Fair, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Library
18VAA "First Brat of the Season" Brat Fry, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Senior Center 
18TRIAD Presentation: Silver Alert, 12:30 p.m., Senior Center 
18Adult Coloring Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Library
20Computer Class: Microsoft Access, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Library 
25Getting to Know Medicare, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Library 
26Pint Size Polka, 6:30 p.m., Library 
28 Spotlight Polka Band, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Library
29Arbor Day Presentation, 12:15 p.m., Senior Center 
30Prescription Drug and Medication Drop-off Event, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Verona Police Department
 Adult Programs at the Library

Square-Foot and Raised Bed Gardening
April 12, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Master Gardener Volunteers Art De Smet and Ritchie Rheaume will discuss: the history of square-foot gardening, construction of raised beds, growing media for raised beds and containers, and crop selection. Register online
Computer Class: Microsoft Access 
April 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Learn what Access is, why and when to use it, how to set up and retrieve data from a basic Access database, and how to set up a basic Access form for data input. Computer training will be provided by John Harris from Harris Multimedia & Computers. Registration is limited to 10 participants. Register online or call 608-845-7180.
Spotlight Polka Band
April 28, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Wisconsin's own Spotlight Polka Band is comprised on talented musicians. The band features Scott Koehn on MIDI accordion/vocals, Pam Koehn on vocals and percussion, with Frank Baroka on drums and vocals. Dancing is encouraged. Funded by a grant from Beyond the page. 
Camp Counselors Needed
The Recreation department is currently hiring creative and energetic camp counselors for their Playground Program this summer. The Playground Program is a day camp for children ages 5-12 at local parks in Verona. Contact Ali at 608-497-2070 or for more information or to apply. 

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. the Draft House in Verona.
April 21 - The Bees by Laline Paull

"We don't urge readers to drink, we urge drinkers to read."
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City Seeks Candidate to Fill Vacant City Council Seat 
The City of Verona is seeking applicants to fill the City Council Seat formerly held by Alderperson Dale Yurs who resigned effective March 14, 2016. The vacant seat is open to residents of Aldermanic District 2 which is shown on the attached map. The City Council intends to appoint someone to fill the remainder of the current term which runs until the April 2017 spring election. Persons interested in being considered for the appointment should submit a letter of interest and a brief resume to Mayor Jon Hochkammer at or 111 Lincoln Street, Verona WI, 53593 no later than noon on Friday, April 15, 2016.
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Prescription Drug and Medication Drop-Off Event 
The Verona Police Department will be partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) to host another Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Verona Police Department. The Take-Back aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications. On the above date, the Verona Police Department will accept unused, unwanted, and/or expired prescription drug medication which you may find in your medicine cabinet, bedside tables, and kitchen drawers.

Unused medications in homes create a public health and safety concern, because they are highly susceptible to accidental ingestion, diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high - more Americans currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin combined, according to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

For safety reasons, we will not accept sharps, inhalers, or anything under pressure. Please empty all pills into a clear plastic baggie, prior to the event, to assist with the ease of disposal. Liquids and creams must be in their original packaging material.

This service is free and anonymous. If you have any questions please contact the Verona Police Department at (608) 845-7623.
Recreation Opportunities 
There is still time to sign up for adult exercise classes for the spring and summer. Biking 101 is new this spring and gives bikers an opportunity to explore new routes in Verona. This class begins in May and meets on Tuesday nights.  Tabata on the track and Walk/Run Club will also be offered this spring. 

Do you need help perfecting your makeup? Francesca Johnson is holding  two makeup workshop to have the perfect makeup just in time for prom!  There are two sessions: Friday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 10th 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.

Read full class descriptions and register online here
Senior Center Events

VAA "First Brat of the Season" Brat Fry
April 18, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Come get your first brat of the grilling season! There will be brats, hot dogs, chips, cookies and beverages for purchase.  Orders will be taken over the phone or in-person. Takeout orders of 10+ brats are due by noon on Friday, April 15. Takeout orders of 10 or fewer must be called into the Senior Center one hour in advance. For more
 information, please call the Senior Center at 608-845-7471.

TRIAD Presentation: Silver Alert
Monday, April 18 at 12:30 PM
What is the Wisconsin Silver Alert? It's an alert that goes out to Law Enforcement & the public to help aid in the safe return of Wisconsin seniors who've wondered away from home, either on foot or by car due to dementia or other cognitive impairments. This alert has saved lives when time is of the essence. Come, hear more about the WI Silver Alert program when Kari Orn, Silver Alert Coordinator with the WI Dept. of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation talks about this important tool.

Arbor Day Presentation
Friday, April 29 at 12:15 PM
Join Dave Walker from the City of Verona Parks Department for his annual Arbor Day presentation. Get questions answered about the Ash Borer and more!

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