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City of Verona Newsletter
Issue Thirty-Seven- August 2016

This Issue:
August Events 
2National Night Out, 5:00-8:00 p.m., Hometown Park 
3Verona Beach Bash, 4:00-7:00 p.m., Fireman's Park 
5Chat and Chew: Bone Health, 9;00 a.m., Senior Center 
Partisan Primary Election, 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., City Hall & Library 
10Healthy, Happy Living Series, 10:00 a.m., Senior Center 
10Road Scholar Travel Experience, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Library 
19August Birthday and Anniversary Party, 11:45 a.m., Senior Center 
24Enhance Your Employability, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Library 
30SCARF Tying Program,  12:30 p.m., Senior Center 
30Why we Love the Green Bay Packers, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Library
 Adult Programs at the Library

Road Scholar Travel Experience
August 10, 7:00- 8:00 p.m.
Al and Gail Brown will share information about the not-for-profit Road Scholar, which offers enriching travel and educational opportunities for seniors. As ambassadors for the organization, the Browns will discuss adventures they've had.
Enhance Your Employability
August 24, Drop-in from 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
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, job search assistance, community referrals and more! Presented in partnership with WorkSmart Network. 
NFL Flag Football 
If you haven't signed up for flag football, there is still time! Games start September 10th.  For more information and to register, click here

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. 
August 18 - A Widow for One Year, by John Irving  

"We don't urge readers to drink, we urge drinkers to read."
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Verona Beach Bash 
August 3rd 
The Verona Recreation Department's 16th Annual Beach Bash is Wednesday, August 3rd from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Join us at Fireman's Park for fun games, prizes, hot dogs and a DJ.  This family friendly event has fun for all ages, including a sand castle competition, adult and child big splash contests, slide races, hula hooping, water balloon toss and more!  Cost for admission is $1 for kids and $2 for adults. Thank you to Miller and Son's Grocery and Culver's of Verona for their generous donations. 

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.
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 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.

Recreation Opportunities 

Adult Kickball League 
Adult Kickball starts Tuesday, September 13th and runs for six weeks.  Sign up soon for this fun and laid back league at Community Park.  Teams must consist of at least five males and five females. Games are self-refereed and teams are allowed to carry in coolers of adult beverages.   Enjoy beautiful fall nights with your friends at kickball!  Register here.

Brewer Trip to Wrigley Field 
September 16
The rivalry continues! Join us as we head to Wrigley Field to watch the Brewers battle the Chicago Cubs. Tickets are limited, so act fast! The fee includes: transportation on a coach bus and an Upper Deck Infield Reserved ticket (section 528). Food and drink are on your own. You're welcome to bring your own beverages for the bus ride (alcohol is allowed). We will arrive at Wrigley around 10:30 am, and with game time at 1:20 pm, you will have plenty of time to explore Wrigleyville! Don't strike out on this opportunity to watch the Brewers battle the Cubs at historic Wrigley Field. Register online under adult programs. 
Senior Center Events

"Chat and Chew" 
Bone Health: What Every Woman Needs to Know
August 5, 9:00 a.m.
Presented by a registered nurse, Susan Richards. This one-hour session will teach participants about osteoporosis and steps families can take to reduce their risk and stay healthy. Handouts on the topic and a small gift will be available for participants at the end of the session.

"Healthy, Happy Living Series"
August 10, 10:00 a.m.
Learn about purpose moments, discover your gifts, values and passions, and rate your overall wellness. Please join Autumn Nickel from Brookdale as she talks about "Being Well on Purpose". Part one of a three- part series.

Children & Teen 
Library Events  

How Kids Play Games around the World/Como Juegan los Niños arededor del Mundo
August 13, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Marisol Gonzalez knows the best games from many different countries, and she loves sharing them with you! Program is in Spanish and English. Marisol Gonzalez sabe los mejores juegos de varios paises, y le encantaria compartirlos contigo! Este programa será en español e inglés. Grades K-5. Community room.

Stop Motion: Open Lab 
August 24, 4:00-6:00 p.m. 
Create short films with tablets (provided, but feel free to bring your own) using an app called "Stop Motion." Participation in the Teen Book Trailer Contest is encouraged, but not required. Ages 11-18. Registration recommended. Community Room.

This Jazz Man Story Time
Thursday, August 25, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Explore the jazz masters with percussion instruments, recordings, and This Jazz Man, a bright and colorful book by Karen Ehrhardt. Led by Rhapsody Arts Center's music therapist, Kim Weiss. Ages 2-5. Please register in advance. Story Room.