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City of Verona Newsletter
Issue Thirty-Four- MAY 2016

This Issue:
May Events
4Social Security 101, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Library 
6"Chat and Chew" Meidcare 101, 9:00 a.m., Senior Center 
7Library 10 Year Anniversary Party, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 
11Introduction to Microsoft Excel, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Library 
12Child Development Story Time, 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
14Youth Bike Safety Event, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., Police Department 
18Park and Open Space Plan Open House, 6:00 p.m., Senior Center 
19Local Author Event, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Library 
20May Birthday and Anniversary Party, 11:45 a.m., Senior Center 
21Word on the Street 5K Run/Walk, 8:00 a.m., Library 
21Fitch-Rona EMS Free CPR Training, 11:00 a.m., FItch-Rona EMS Station
21Grow into Spanish, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
31Classical Piano Music, 10:30 a.m., Senior Center 
 Adult Programs at the Library

Go by Bike 
May 3, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Zac Barnes, from the Wisconsin Bike Federation, will discuss: bicycling laws, essential gear for your bike and ways to plan and ride local routes safely and confidently. This program focuses on biking journeys of less than three miles. Register online.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel
May 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Create and revise a Microsoft Excel worksheet, including formulas and functions. Format and sort data, and create charts. Registration required and limited to 10 participants. Register online.
Local Author Event: No Stone Unturned: A Brother and Sister's Incredible Journey Through the Olympics and Cancer 
May 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Join author Jessie Garcia and members of the FitzRandolph family as they read from and discuss the family's story of elation and despair. Casey FitzRandolph's Olympic Gold Medal will be on display. Books will be available for sale and signing. 

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. 

Anime & Manga Club Thursdays
Teens interested in Japanese animation and Manga meet to watch, draw, read and eat! Grades 6-12. Program meets in the Community Room at the Library. No registration is required. 

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 the Draft House, 1010 Enterprise Dr., Verona. 
May 19th - #ThrowbackThursday, choose your own "nostalgia" title. 

"We don't urge readers to drink, we urge drinkers to read."
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Verona Police Department to Host 3rd Annual Youth Bike Safety Event on May 14 
Attention kids! Bring your bike and helmet to the 3rd annual Youth Bike Safety Event at the Verona Police Department on Saturday May 14, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Register your bike for free and receive a routine bicycle maintenance check and adjustment from Rocket Bicycle Studio of Verona. Volunteers from American Family Children's Hospital and Madison Area Safe Kids Coalition will be present for bike helmet fittings. Kids will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and learn bike safety tips, from members of the Verona Police Department and Volunteers from the Verona Lions Club, while actively participating in eight safety courses. Kids will be rewarded with a free scoop of Culver's custard and a "I'm a safe bicyclist" t-shirt upon completion of all the stations. 

If you have any questions, please contact Officer Ryan Adkins at (608) 845-7623.

Park and Open Space Plan Open House 
The Park Commission will be hosting an open house to discuss the five year Park and Open Space Plan at the Senior Center on Wednesday, May 18th at 6:00 p.m.  This will be an opportunity for the public to provide input on future improvements within the park system.  
The City has contracted with MSA Professional Services to update the City's existing plan. They will facilitate the meeting and provide a presentation that includes an overview of existing park and recreation facilities.  The meeting will also feature a discussion on the results of the community survey mailed to random households in April. 
Word on the Street 5K Run/Walk

Word on the Street, a Verona Public Library 5K Run/Walk & Kids Run Fundraiser is taking place on Saturday, May 21st. The course begins and ends at the Verona Public Library and goes through residential streets and along the park road in scenic Badger Prairie Park. Running-related quotes on signs and in chalk along the course will keep you inspired and entertained! Runners, walkers, and strollers welcome. All proceeds go the the Verona Public Library endowment fund. More information and online registration is available here

Fitch-Rona EMS to Offer Free CPR Training
Fitch-Rona EMS, in conjunction with Dane County EMS, will be offering free training to the public to teach bystander compression- only CPR.  Call and Pump is a method of providing bystander CPR in the critical first minutes of cardiac arrest that takes less than 10 minutes to learn. The training will take place on May 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at both Fitch-Rona EMS Stations.  The addresses are listed below: 

Fitch-Rona EMS- Verona 
101 Lincoln St. 
Verona, WI 53593

Fitch-Rona EMS 
5414 King James Way
Fitchburg, WI 53719

Fitch-Rona Paramedics will be on site providing training and answering questions. If you have questions about this event, please contact Deputy Chief Patrick Anderson or Deputy Chief Jeff Dostalek at 608-497-2909.
Recreation Opportunities 

Registration for youth T-ball, baseball and softball is now open! The season begins June 20th and runs for six weeks. Please register based on the grade your child is currently in (Pre-K through 4th grade). 
The Recreation Department is offering instructional activities this summer: lacrosse, volleyball, flag rugby and more! Get introduced to a new sport or learn more about a sport you already play! Instructional programs teach you the fundamentals needed to excel in a sport. 

For full class descriptions and to register online, click here.
Senior Center Events
Monroe/New Glarus Trip
National Historic Cheesemaking Museum
May 16, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
We will tour this fascinating site ($5 admission fee), then go to New Glarus to do some shopping. Look for painted barn quilts as you travel! Call the Senior Center at 845-7471 to reserve your spot. 

Walking Group is Back! 
Monday and Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.
This group meets at the Senior Center and walks the bike trail. We generally walk for one hour. 

Classical Piano Music 
May 31, 10:30 a.m. 
Join us for live classical music! The music will include selections by Liszt, Mozart, Beethoven and more! Plan to laugh, learn and enjoy as pianist Leo Van Asten from Rhapsody Arts plays music from the Baroque to the Romantic periods. 
Library Ten Year Anniversary Celebration

It's been ten years since the opening of our beautiful library building. Come and celebrate all the great things we've seen, done, and learned as a community. Magician Rick Allen performs for families at 11:00 a.m. There will be cake, refreshments, kids' crafts, and a photo slide show. 

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