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Learning in Retirement

Programs offer special learning opportunities for retirees

Travel Talks:

panning for goldRecreational Gold

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to mine gold in Alaska? Come to this Travel Talk and find out from someone who’s “been there, done that” gold mining in Nome and Chicken, Alaska!

April 11
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
339 Cartwright Center, UW-La Crosse



ancient remains of RomeRome to Athens

Join Bob Perlock, LIR Treasurer, as he shares his October 2012 travel experience of an 11-day cruise from Rome to Athens aboard the Azamara ship, “Journey”, with numerous ancient ports-of-call along the way. Embark from Civitavecchia (Rome) with stops at Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi, Taormina and Siracusa- Italy. After full day and evening in Kusadasi (Ephesus)-Turkey, continue on to Santorini and Mykonos-Greece, disembarking Piraeus (Athens) and spending several days there.

May 9
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
339 Cartwright Center, UW-La Crosse



Shrine of Our Lady GuadalupeShrine of Our Lady Guadalupe Pilgrimage
The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, faithful to the message of the Blessed Virgin Mary through her appearances on the American continent in 1531, serves the spiritual needs of all those who come. It is a place of ceaseless prayer for the corporal and spiritual welfare of God’s children, especially those most in need. Our day begins upon arrival at 9:45 a.m., with a brief orientation of the Pilgrim Center afterwards. Enjoy a buffet luncheon at the award-winning Culina Mariana Café. After lunch, there is an optional Holy Mass at the Shrine Church, followed by visiting and praying at the many devotional areas on the Shrine grounds. End your visit to the Shrine by visiting the Flores Mariae Gift Shop. A perfect day for reflection, good company and enjoying the beautiful surroundings that God’s Country is known for. Golf carts are available for transport from Pilgrim Center to the Shrine Church.
May 28; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Shrine of Our Lady Guadalupe, 5250 Justin Road, La Crosse
, off of Hwys 14/61/35 heading South (participants are responsible for their own travel to/from location; carpooling will be available if needed)