January 2019 – University Apartments & Community Events


Community Center is closed on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the New Year’s holidays; it is also closed on Jan. 21 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Typical evening activities are canceled on this day. Normal activity resumes Tuesday, Jan. 22.


Teen Day
Friday, Jan. 4,  Noon

All children ages 13 to 18 are welcome to sign up to a trip to the Market Square Theater to see a movie. Official time and movie have not been released yet. Enjoy a day watching a movie before school starts again. Sign-up is required and will be emailed out to the residents before the event.

Arts and Crafts
Tuesday, Jan. 15,  5:30 p.m.

Monthly arts and crafts program in the Community Center at 6 p.m. This program is designed for children to help them unleash their creative side. If you have any ideas for Arts and Crafts programs please email uaevents@housing.wisc.edu.

Family Game Night
Friday, Jan. 18, 5  – 8 p.m.

Join us for another great Family Game Night in the Community Center. Children and parents alike will be having fun with games, movies and snacks and other fun activities. Residents are encourage to bring their own games if they would like to teach and share with others.

FoodWISE Nutrition Class
Tuesday mornings, Wednesday afternoons, and Thursday morning
Starting Tuesday Jan. 22 10 a.m.

As a part of the University of Wisconsin Extension (UW-Extension), FoodWIse programming offers an evidence based nutrition class, Eating Smart and Being Active. The content of the curriculum is based on the latest research findings from the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. This class is funded through federal grants and it is free for families with children that are 18 years and under. The class is available to pregnant moms, dads, grand-parents and caregivers of young children. Each class is about 2 hours long and is designed to be taught in sequential order, building on previous lesson content. Activities include dialogue-based learning and hands-on activities. Lesson content includes physical activity, nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices, food preparation (cooking skill development), food safety, and food resources management. Pre-registering for the class via email is required. Kazoua Moua, email: moua@countyofdane.com, phone 608-224-3644

Women’s Coffee & Conversation Group
Thursday, Jan. 24, 5:30 p.m., Community Center, Room 139

We will be having another session of the Women’s Coffee and Conversation group on at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Center in room 139. This is a free event and all women are welcome to attend. This is an opportunity for women to get together and discuss events that are happening today in a safe space.

Cooking Class Friday
Friday, Jan. 25, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

If you are interested in teaching a class, email us at uaevents@housing.wisc.edu to sign up as a teacher. All ingredients and instructions are provided. Registration required and will be posted closer to the event date on our calendar.


As always, we have many events happening in the Community Center. See below for a listing of weekly events. 

Zumba, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Large Gym
Table Tennis, 6-7:45 p.m.; Room 139
Kid’s Soccer, 6:30-7:45 p.m.; Large Gym

Bulgarian Folk Dance, 6:15-7:30 p.m.; Small Gym
Adult Soccer, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Large Gym

Basketball, 6-7:45 p.m.; Large Gym
Insanity Workout, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Small Gym

Volleyball, 6-7:45 p.m.; Large Gym
Bulgarian Dance, 6:15-7:45 p.m.; Small Gym

Yoga, 5:45-6:45 p.m.; Small Gym

Zumba, 9:30-11 a.m.; Large Gym
Insanity Workout, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Small Gym


There will be no Zumba classes on Jan. 5 or 12. Saturday classes will resume on Jan. 19.


Madison Kids Gala
Jan. 5

Join Governor-elect Evers for a special Kids Gala in Madison: A fun, casual event for families with activities stations, music and more!

Restaurant Week
Jan. 20 to 25

The semi-annual event will be Jan. 20 through Jan. 25. Starting at $25.00 per person, participating restaurants offer a fixed-price menu with three courses, and three options for each course. Some of the restaurants also offer lunch and dinner specials, as well. No coupons, tickets or passes are required. Diners can visit the participating restaurants throughout the week to enjoy the specials. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Well Expo
Jan. 25, 26

If you’re looking to kickstart your New Year’s resolutions, the Well Expo Madison will be at Monona Terrace on Jan. 25 and 26. The event will feature more than 100 exhibitors who will showcase local resources for weight loss, medical care, wellness programs, healthy foods, green living, exercise, beauty and more. Admission is $5.00 per person, or free with a donation of two non-perishable food items.

Overture’s Frostiball
Jan. 26

Circle Saturday, January 26, 2019 on your calendar. That’s the night you’ll be here at Overture, helping us celebrate during our biggest soiree of the year, Overture’s Frostiball 2019. You’ll be enjoying sumptuous appetizers and desserts, dancing to live music by The Upbeat Orchestra, sipping signature craft cocktails and rubbing elbows with fellow arts enthusiasts — all while supporting the state’s largest nonprofit arts organization, Overture Center for the Arts. And back by popular demand, the Isthmus After Party gets going at 11 PM, featuring DJ Pain 1!

Frozen Assets Festival
Feb 1. – 3

The Frozen Assets Festival is a free, family-friendly event held at The Edgewater and on frozen Lake Mendota. With indoor and outdoor activities available all weekend long, there are plenty of ways for you and your family to enjoy our lakes!

Madison Winter Festival
Feb. 2 – 3

A community festival in Madison, Wisconsin celebrating and promoting outdoor sports, recreation, art and healthy lifestyles in the winter. For more information, click here.