August 2019 – University Apartments & Community Events


Community Campfire
Aug. 9

Come and enjoy an evening of fun, games and music at the Dejope Fire Circle. We will provide items to make s’mores for the group. We hope to see you at the fire circle. No sign up is required.

Cooking Class
Aug. 16

Residents will be teaching other residents how to cook a dish in our Community Center kitchen. If you would be interested in teaching a small group of fellow residents how to cook a dish, please let us know. The ingredients will be provided. If you are not interested in teaching, but would like to attend a class to learn how to cook a dish, keep an eye out for sign-ups in the next few weeks. Still a few spots available to register to learn cooking. This class will be a vegetarian Italian dish. Registration is required and a sign-up will be sent at a later date.

Chicago Trip
Aug. 24

Join us for our annual Chicago Trip! We will have stops at the Navy Pier and Grant Park. You can go shopping at the Magnificent Mile; explore Chicago’s art museums, restaurants, and cultural centers, visit Shedd Aquarium and more! Sign-up is required and will be sent at a later date.

Ice Cream Social
Aug. 27

Come kick off the academic year at our annual ice cream social! Mingle with residents, hang out with Bucky, meet your fellow neighbors, and enjoy multiple flavors of ice cream from Chocolate Shoppe!

Women’s Coffee and Conversation
Aug. 29

Something as simple as a cup of coffee and a conversation can go a long way to grow a community and create new connections. Join the women in the community for chat, friendship, coffee and fun. No registration required.

FoodWIse Eating Smart & Being Active

  • Tuesdays 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27, September 3, September 10, September 17, and September 24.
  • Wednesdays 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: August 7, August 14, August 21, August 28, September 4, September 11, September 18, and September 25.
  • Thursdays 10:00 a.m-.12:30 p.m.: August 8, August 15, August 22, August 29, September 5, September 12, September 19, and September 26.

As a part of the University of Wisconsin Extension (UWExtension) FoodWIse programing 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 younger. The class is available to pregnant moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers of young children.

Each class is about 2 hours 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, e-mail:, phone 608-224-3644.


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

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
ESL Discussion, 6:30-7:45 p.m.; Room 135 – Community Center

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


Taste of Madison
Aug. 31 – Sept. 1

Held since 1983, the Taste is Madison Festivals flagship event, with over 80 restaurants, 3 entertainment stages, 26 beverage stands, and Lambeau Field Live for a second time, drawing over 250,000 to the Capitol Square over Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend. There is no charge for admission or entertainment. Taste of Madison raises $60,000 annually for local non-profit and charitable organizations.