Events and classes
2016 SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES
Once again the Curriculum Committee has organized a series of lectures/discussions for a few opportunities this summer. Most of our offerings require membership in Learning in Retirement, although there are a few opportunities for non-members to participate as well. You do need to register in advance for all of the classes and you are encouraged to do so soon, as many fill quickly!
(All dates are Thursdays at noon)
If you are interested in meeting friends, old and new, good food and casual conversation, check out the dates and locations below. Lunch and transportation will be on your own and pre-registration is not required. Be sure to invite a friend! Reminders will not be sent.
Jul 21 | Three Rivers Lodge
Aug 18 | Carlos O'Kelly's
Sep 22 | Houghton's Fine Food-Cocktails
Oct 20 | HuHot Mongolian Grill
The Spirit of the Music in Winona
July 14, 2016 | LIR members - $70, Non-LIR members - $110
Winona Beethoven Festival at the MMAM
After a delicious dinner at the Green Mill in Winona, enjoy the music of Michala Petri and Lars Hannibal at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. Conversation, companionship and communication – these are the key words in their universe. Petri is considered one of the world’s most supreme instrumentalists, while Hannibal’s wide experience from various ensembles enables him to create both harmony and contrast; together they form a synthesis that attracts attention worldwide.
Shakespeare and Polish History
July 22, 2016 | LIR members - $80, Non-LIR members - $120
Spend a delightful day in Winona, beginning the day at the Polish Museum to learn about Winona’s Polish (Kashubian) heritage and see some lovely folk art. Lunch will be at the Jefferson Pub. After lunch see one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies As You Like It. The Great River Shakespeare Festival is known for making Shakespeare an accessible pleasure. A presentation on the play will take place in La Crosse a week or so before visit.
Eat Well, Move Well, Think Well
August 4, 2016 | 10 a.m.-noon | 355 Morris Hall | LIR members - $5
Provide explanation as to the 3 pillars of health and what our roles and responsibilities are for each when it comes to our own health and well being.
Suggested reading list:
- Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey and Eric Hagerman
- Character Strengths Matters: How to Live a Full Life (Positive Psychology News) by Shannon Polly
- The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles by Terry Wahls, M.D.
- Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyle Melton
Dr. Scott Bautch, D.C.
Wisconsin Association of Lifelong Learner's (WALL) Conference
September 7-9, 2016
Planning for the WALL Conference to be held in La Crosse in the fall of 2016 is now underway. Become a member of the committee by contacting Karen McGarvey: email@example.com!
Coming this fall...
- A class with Viterbo's Dr. Morehouse - The Millennium Retires - How they differ!
- Automation - How it Affects You (your car, your house...) with Neale Koenig
- A Sandy Sechrest Class - Women Movie Directors
- Joe Heim with a session, Before and After the Election with Pre- and Post Election Analysis
- A program by staff from the People's Food Coop about the food we eat
- More sessions with WisCorps at the Myrick Center talking about, The Hixon Forest Cellar and Uses of the Marsh
Ecology and Management of Upper Great Lakes Wolves
Dick Theil, biologist
Look for more information on this class about wolves and their status in Wisconsin coming soon!