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City of Verona Newsletter
Issue Thirty-Six- July 2016

This Issue:
July Events
7Concerts in the Park: the Midwesterners, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Harriet Park 
9Antique and Collectibles Appraisal Event, 10:00 a.m-1:00 p.m., Library
11Sandy Sullivan Presentation, 1:00 p.m., Senior Center 
12How to Deal with Grief, 10:00 a.m., Senior Center 
14Addicted, Anxious and Depressed-HELP!, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Library 
14Concerts in the Park: MUD Music, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Harriet Park 
15July Birthday and Anniversary Party, 11:45 a.m., Senior Center 
18Adult Coloring Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Library 
19Every Woman's Journal, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Library

21Concerts in the Park: Thirsty Jones, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Harriet Park 
28Concerts in the Park: Some Assembly Required, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Harriet Park 
28 Senior Center Brewers Trip, 10;30 a.m., Senior Center 
 Adult Programs at the Library

Antique and Collectibles Appraisal Event 
July 9, 10:00 a.m. - 1: 00 p.m.
It's time to look through the attic or the garage. Bring your antiques and collectibles to see what, if any, historical or monetary value they may have. Author and antiques expert, Mark F. will be available to appraise objects. Registration is limited to 40 participants. Register online
Adult Coloring Club 
July 18, Drop in 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Are you an adult who likes to color? Then join our 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! 
Every Woman's Journal 
July 19, 6:00 -8:00 p.m. 
This program helps women learn health journaling techniques for self-awareness and to benefit their emotional and physical well-being. Participants will receive a specially-designed journal, guidebook, pen, and health resource information. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants. To register, contact Nora Miller at or call 608-251-1675 ext. 103. 
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. 
July 21 - Will Grayson, Will Grayson by Cece Bell  

"We don't urge readers to drink, we urge drinkers to read."
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National Night Out 

August 2nd 

The Verona Police Department will be hosting its annual National Night Out Against Crime on August 2nd from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hometown Festival Grounds near the Verona City Center. This year's event will include: a landing from the Med Flight Helicopter, horse patrol, K9 demonstration, police officer dunk tank, Kid Care ID program, public safety-related informational booths, and child bounce houses.  nno1

As always, there will be plenty of free food available including:  a pork roast, hot dogs, corn on the cob, refreshments, and frozen treats. A DJ will be playing music in addition to the free bike and bike helmet raffle. The Verona Police Department looks forward to meeting the community it serves.

Any donations for the event can be directed to the Verona Police Department c/o Officer Ryan Adkins, 111 Lincoln Street, Verona, WI 53593. All donations are greatly appreciated and directly support this annual event and other community outreach programs such as: child safety seat inspections and installations, bicycle rodeo and safety event, school youth presentations, seniors vehicle winterization program and Shop with a Cop.

Concerts in the Park 
The Verona Area Chamber of Commerce has generously sponsored the annual Concert in the Park series at Harriet Park since it's inception in 2009 and we look forward to continuing this tradition in 2016! 

2016 Line Up
July 7th: The Midwesterners
July 14th: MUD Music

July 21st: Thirsty Jones

July 28th: Some Assembly Required

All shows are free and will be held at Harriet Park from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Crime Prevention Tips from the Verona Police Department 

Verona Police would like to warn its citizens other Dane County communities are experiencing a rash of vehicle and garage break-ins. Typically, property crimes are crimes of opportunity, which can be prevented, or greatly reduced, by following these simple preventative measures:
  1. Always remove keys and garage door openers from your unoccupied vehicles
  2. Lock and close all doors and windows of your unoccupied vehicles
  3. Never leave valuable items in plain sight inside your unoccupied vehicle
  4. Activate your vehicle's car alarm
  5. Park your vehicle inside your secure garage, your driveway or underneath a street light to deter would be criminals
  6. Never leave property, such as bicycles, in your yard overnight
  7. Consider leaving on your residence's exterior lights or installing motion sensor lights to deter or scare off would be criminals
  8. Close overhead garage doors and secure exterior doors
  9. Immediately report suspicious activity or criminal behavior to the Verona Police Department
The Verona Police Department increases their foot and bike patrols, frequently notifies homeowners of unsecure garage doors, and conducts business security checks as a way of preventing and deterring property crimes. We encourage all citizens to report anything suspicious.

Fall Primary Election 

The 2016 Fall Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 9th. Polls will be open on election day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. To see a sample of the ballot, click here.

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.

If you have changed addressees or names since the last time you voted, you will need to re-register to vote. You can register at City Hall until Friday, August 5th. After this date, you will need to register at the polls on Election Day. All registrations require proof of residence.

In-person 'early' absentee voting begins July 21st and runs through August 5th at City Hall from 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. The last day to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is Thursday, August 4th. All absentee ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, August 9th.

For more election information, visit the City of Verona Elections Page or contact the City Clerk's Office at 608-845-6495.
Senior Center Events

Staying Safe in Your Own Home
July 6, 10:00 a.m. 
We all want to live in our homes as long as possible as we get older. Very often, there are simple things we can do to accomplish this. Please join Becky Rogers as she share tips and suggestions on ways to stay safe and independent in your own home. 

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July 28, 10:30 a.m. 
The annual Verona Senior Center trip to Miller Park will be Thursday, July 28th. The bus will leave the Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. There are a limited number of tickets. To  sign up, call the Senior Center at 845-7471. The cost per person is $45 and includes a ticket to the game, transportation and light refreshments. The game starts at 1:10 p.m. 

Children's Library Events  

Get Hip to Health 
July 7, 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
The Science Alliance gets kids pumped up about the many wonders of the human body while learning about exercise, the Food Plate and "eating the rainbow." Best for ages 5 and up.


The Handphibians 
July 14, 1:30 p.m. 

Get ready for the Olympics in Brazil! The Handphibians are a vibrant group of Madison-based musicians dedicated to playing and promoting Brazilian-style percussion. All ages.

Read It & Eat Kids' Book Group: The Crossover

July 20, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

This month's pick, The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, is about two brothers who must come to grips with growing up on and off the court, and who realize that breaking the rules comes at a price. Ages 9-12. Story Room.

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