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City of Verona Newsletter
Issue Thirty-Five- June 2016

This Issue:
June Events
1PowerPoint Basics, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Library
2Hometown Days Begins 
3Hometown Days Fireworks, 9:30 p.m.
5Hometown Days Parade, 12:00 p.m.
6Strawberry Shortcake Fundraiser, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Senior Center
7Insurance for your Business, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Library 
8From Overwhelmed to Organized, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Library 
13Fireman's Park Beach Opens, Noon 
14Pet Loss and Grief, 10:00 a.m., Senior Cetner 
14Resiliency: Helping you to Thrive in Challenging Times, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Library 
15Color War & Ice Cream, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Library 
16NASA Explorations, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Library 
22CSI: Verona, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Library 
23CRITTERrrr Man, 1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m., Library 
24Ice Cream Social, 12:30 p.m., Senior Center 
27SAQA Art Quilt Trunk Show, 7:00 -8:00 p.m., Library 
29Enhance Your Employability, Drop-in from 10:00 a.m.-noon, Liibrary

Nickey Fynn's  Comedy Magic Show, 1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m., Library
 Adult Programs at the Library

From Overwhelmed to Organized 
June 8, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Jill Annis, professional organizer and weekly columnist for the Wisconsin State Journal, will discuss simple ways to eliminate clutter.  Register online. 
NASA Explorations
June 16, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Kevin Hutchinson, Madison's solar system ambassador, will discuss: Mars exploration, Rosetta Mission, upcoming mission Juno and more!  Registration online.  
resume.jpgEnhance your Employability 
June 29, Drop-in from 10:00 a.m.-Noon 
Whether you're looking for a new career or changing careers, we can help. Attend a WorkSmart Network Job Connect Workshop for assistance with: resume writing, interview practice and job search assistance. 
Adult Summer Reading Program

'Exercise Your Mind-Read'

Summer reading is for adults, too! Every time you read or listen to a book between June 13 and July 23, 2016, drop off an entry form at the Verona Public Library for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate from an area business. Drawings will be held after closing on Saturday.

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. 
June 16 - El Deafo by Cece Bell  

"We don't urge readers to drink, we urge drinkers to read."
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Hometown Days 
June 2-June 5 
Hometown Days will be held the first weekend in June this year. The festival will feature a carnival, live music, fireworks, a parade, kids events and much more! The festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2nd at Community Park, located directly behind the Fire Station and the Eagles Nest Ice Arena.

The fireworks display is scheduled for Friday, June 3rd at 9:30 p.m. at Community Park. 

Live Music 
The Lovemonkeys, Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Madison County, Friday 8:00 p.m.
Cherry Pie, Saturday 8:30 p.m. 

Pat McCurdy, Sunday 2:00 p.m. 

To view a full schedule of events, click here

Message from the Police Department 
The Hometown Days Festival is scheduled for June 2nd - 5th.  We encourage all residents to come and experience the fun and exciting activities that are planned for this year.  To make this event fun and safe for all, we want to remind those attending of a few city ordinances.  Verona City Ordinance 8-1-9(c)(5) prohibits smoking in all City Parks.  Signs will be posted at the entrances to the festival grounds to remind those attending of the ordinance.  This ordinance also prohibits smoking within the beer tent.  Additional signs will also be posted in the tent as an additional reminder.  Verona City Ordinance 12-1-6 prohibits the consumption of alcohol in City Parks unless a permit has been approved.  No open intoxicants will be allowed on festival grounds with the exception of alcoholic beverages that are being sold and consumed within the fenced area of the beer tent. 

Hometown Days Parade Route 
The Verona Hometown Days Parade will be held on Sunday, June 5th, and the scheduled route will cause several road closures for the duration of the event.  The route begins at the intersection of Paoli St and S. Nine mound Rd and finishes at W. Verona Ave at Legion St. Parade participants travel north on Paoli St to S. Main St.; S. Main St to Verona Ave.; and W. Verona Ave. to Legion St.  Intersections and roads on the route will be closed from 11:40 a.m. until approximately 1:30 p.m.  Officers will be posted at several locations throughout the route and can assist in answering any additional questions.  Parking is prohibited on the parade route between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 5th.  No parking signs will be posted in prohibited areas and vehicles in violation will be subject to a citation and may be towed.

Voter Registration Drive 
The City of Verona will be participating in a state-wide voter registration drive on Tuesday, June 28th. Special Registration Deputies will be at City Hall, Miller & Son's and the Verona Public Library from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to register to vote before Election Day. 

All voters must provide proof of residence during registration. Valid forms of proof of residence must include your current name and address and can be any of the following: valid Wisconsin driver license or ID card, utility bill, bank statement, property tax bill, paycheck, etc. To see the complete list of acceptable proof of residence documents, click here

Special Registration Deputies will have registration forms available at all locations. Registration forms are also available online if you wish to fill it out in advance. 

Please contact the City Clerk's Office at 845-6495 if you have further questions. 
Recreation Opportunities 

Still looking to sign up for summer activities?  We still have openings in many activities.  Check out our Instructional Programs: Lacrosse, Volleyball, Flag Rugby, Tennis, Golf, Baseball and Softball.  Get introduced to a new sport, or learn more about a sport you already know how to play!  Instructional programs give you the fundamentals needed to excel in a sport.


Jackie Rood will be teaching a Born to Move youth exercise class this summer on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 15 - July 1.  This class is for 3 - 5 year olds and will be held at the Badger Ridge Middle School Auxiliary Gym.

For full class descriptions and to register online, click here.
Senior Center Events
Strawberry Shortcake Fundraiser 
June 6th, 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 
Come join the VAA and enjoy some cake along with live country music from Jesse Walker. Strawberry shortcake will be $5 will all proceeds benefiting the Senior Center. 

Victorian Tea Party and Apron Presentation 
June 20th, 2:00-3:30 p.m. 
Ladies, pull out your fancy hats and gloves and join us for a Victorian Tea Party! Please invite your friends, daughters and granddaughters to participate. Lyn Lokken will be giving a presentation of the history of the apron and has a collection of over 350 to show you. Tea and light desserts will be served. Fancy Attire is not required. Please RSVP to the Senior Center at 845-7471 by Monday, June 13th. 

Hiking the Ice Age Trail 
June 27th, 10:00 a.m.
Pat Witkowski will take us on a journey of how prehistoric glaciation shaped Wisconsin and how those features shaped the Ice Age Trail. Pat is the 2nd female to solo hike the entire trail. 
Children and Teen Library Events  

Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration!

Saturday, June 11, 10:00am - noon

Celebrate the beginning of summer with an all-ages event that includes music and dancing with members of the UW marching band, a bounce house, and a Kiwanis brat sale.

Read It & Eat Kids' Book Group:Roller Girl

Wednesday, June 22, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Join our kids' book group, where we discuss books, do activities, and eat snacks inspired by the book. This month's pick is the graphic novel Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson.Ages 9-12. Story Room. 

Color War & Ice Cream 
June 15th, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Throw colorpowder and then eat ice cream (or popsicles). Wear clothes you don't care about, including shoes. Glasses or goggles to cover eyes-and bandanas to cover mouths-are recommended. Be prepared to wait outside for your ride, and bring a towel for the car! Ages 11-18. Registration recommended. 

CSI: Verona 
June 22, 4:00-5:30 p.m. 
Solve a murder at the library! Investigate a crime scene and figure out "who done it" by finding clues, analyzing blood and weapons, etc. Ages 11 - 18. 

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