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March Religious Services

  • Sunday Worship Services - Every Sunday at 10:30am (Health Center Auditorium)
  • Catholic Mass - Every Tuesday at 10:30am (Health Center Auditorium)
  • Palm Sunday - March 24 at 7:00pm (Health Center Auditorium) with Madison Diocese Choir
  • Holy Monday - March 25 at 10:30am (Health Center Auditorium)
  • Catholic Mass - March 26 at 10:30am (Health Center Auditorium)
  • Holy Wednesday - March 27 at 10:30am (Health Center Auditorium)
  • Maundy Thursday - March 28 at 10:30am (Health Center Auditorium)
  • Good Friday - March 29 - 10:30am (Health Center Auditorium)
  • Seder Pessah (Passover) March 29 at 11:30am (Seasons Restaurant) (Must have pre-registered.)
  • Easter Sunday - March 31 at 10:30am (Health Center Auditorium)

Easter Sunday Brunch

An Easter Brunch will be held in Seasons on Sunday, March 31, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The brunch will feature cherry wood smoked ham. Reservations are suggested.

Madison Symphony Orchestra April 7

16 tickets to the Madison Symphony Orchestra concert, "Rachmaninoff - The Bells" with John DeMain, Conductor, have been donated for Capitol Lakes residents, thanks to an anonymous donor. The tickets are for the Sunday, April 7, 2:30 PM performance at the Overture Center. Stop at the MainGate desk to pick up your complimentary ticket. Capitol Lakes will provide transportation departing from the MainGate entrance at 1:00 and 1:40 PM. Many thanks for this generous gift!


In the library office there are 5 books about UW which are available, if requested. To request call Marcia at 250-2346

  • Buildings of the University of Wisconsin
  • Pictorial History of the University of Wisconsin
  • Centennial History of the University Wisconsin School of Madison and Public Health
  • One Hundred Years of Orchestra at UW Madison School of Music
  • A Century of Making Music; UW Madison School of Music

Reminder for Pet Owners

Pet owners, please be considerate and do not allow your pets to relieve themselves directly outside the MainGate entrance. Please walk them several feet down the sidewalk.

Health Tips from the Health Services Committee

"Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important, in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not." -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Adventure Trips

All trips will depart from the MainGate entrance while the Henry St. entrance is being remodeled. Sign up at the MainGate desk starting the Friday before the departure date, unless otherwise indicated.

March 26 - Mount Horeb The spectacular scenery along the way to Mount Horeb is reason enough to go on this trip! You'll have time to shop - antiques, art galleries, jewelry store, Duluth Trading Company Museum & Store, & more. Lunch will be at Culver's.

April 7 - Van to Madison Symphony Orchestra, 1:00 & 1:40 PM The van will depart for the Overture Center at 1 PM and 1:40 PM, to allow time for residents to attend the pre-symphony lecture or tour the galleries prior to the start of the concert. See above for exciting news about complimentary tickets!

ADRC Open House

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dane County will hold an open house on Saturday April 13th from 11am-1pm. Operated by Dane County Department of Human Services, the ADRC provides free, unbiased information about resources and services for older adults and adults with disabilities. The ADRC opened in November 2012 and is located in the Northside Town Center (Sherman Plaza) at 2865 N. Sherman Avenue, Madison. Come learn about the ADRC's services, tour the facility, and enjoy refreshments and fun. Dane County Executive Joe Parisi will offer welcoming comments at noon.

Volunteer Request

The Spiritual Life Committee is seeking a volunteer piano player for our sing along at the Health Center on Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:15am, and on Mondays in Terraces (on Ivy) from 10:45 - 11:30 am. Please contact Guta at 283-2004 if you are interested.

A volunteer is needed to start the DVD's for our Netflix films, and to ensure that the DVD is put in the mail when the film is over so that the next one will arrive without delay. Training will be provided - it's easier than you think! Call Mary at 283-2003 if interested.

Wellness Center Notice

Our spring break will be the week of March 25. Fitness classes will not be held the entire week.

Alzheimer's Advocacy Day moved to April 16

The Alzheimer's Association has rescheduled their Advocacy Day to Tuesday, April 16. A presentation about Wisconsin's priorities for Alzheimer's Disease will start at 9:30 AM in the Grand Hall. It will be followed by lunch and legislative visits in the afternoon. Contact Paul Golueke of the Alzheimer's Association,
(414) 479-8800 or to register for this event. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 AM to previously registered participants.

Garage Cleaning

Starting the week of Monday, March 25th we will begin cleaning the parking stalls. If you have any items sitting outside your storage area or in front of your car please have it removed by then. If you leave and go out I will try and catch you while your out. If you don't move your car much or at all please call 283-2051 and schedule a time for your stall to be cleaned.

Opera Film Airs March 25

"TOPSY-TURVY" will be the Opera selection for March. Be prepared for something a bit different. Rather than an Opera performance, on March 25 at 7 pm in the Premier Room we will present the film: TOPSY-TURVY, a 1999 musical drama film. The film concerns the 15 month period in 1884-85 leading up to the premiere performance of the Mikado, one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most successful collaborations. Playwright and composer were in constant conflict, but each realized the need for the other. The film also gives us insights into Victorian society, and particularly life in the theater milieu.

Voting in the April Election

This is the Spring Election for Judicial Offices, State Superintendent of Schools, Madison School board and other local offices.

Absentee Ballots. To vote by absentee ballot, you must be registered at your current address. If you have done this before, remember that you must renew your request for each calendar year unless you are on the Permanent Absentee Ballot List. If you are unsure of your status, call the Madison City Clerk's office,

Voting on Election Day. Capitol Lakes is our polling place. To vote, you will have to be registered at your current address, including Apartment Number. You will NOT need a Voter ID.

You can register at the polls on Election Day. To do this, you must present acceptable written evidence of residence address. In addition, be prepared to provide the number on your Wisconsin Driver's License or Wisconsin ID card if one has been issued or, otherwise, the last four digits of your Social Security Number.

Unsure of Your Voter Registration Status? Call the City Clerk's Office (266-4601) or go to

An Election Information Notebook with sample ballot, the League of Women Voters' Candidates' Answers and information from newspapers will be placed in the Dunham Library on Floor C when the material is available.

QUESTIONS? Call Dan Cornwell, 233-4990; Sally Drew, 251-3406; June Blanchard, 238-7337; Wanda Williamson,
658-1228; or the City Clerk's Office, 266-4601.

Message from the President

President's Letter

As I write this, Jack Frost or his meaner counterpart is playing an early April Fool's joke on us with this bitterly cold and windy day on the day before SPRING begins tomorrow…
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Grand Hall Highlights

Lois Lane's 100 Birthday Party
Friday, March 22, 3:30 PM

Danielle Breisbach Flute Recital
Saturday March 23, 1:00 PM

The Lounge Process
Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 PM

John & Mary Frantz Birthdays
Wednesday, March 27, 2:30 PM

Drum Circles - John Duggleby
Thursday March 28, 2:00 PM

Capitol Neighborhood Assn. New Central Library Presentation
Thursday, March 28, 7:00 PM

Capitol Lakes, 333 W. Main Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
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