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Spring/Summer 2018
Menomonie

 

1.   Demystifying Acupuncture
Travis will talk about the tools employed in acupuncture treatment, how they are used, and what one can expect with them. He will discuss the process of acupuncture treatment and talk about its effectiveness in treating several common conditions such as arthritis of different parts of the body.
Presenter: Travis Young
Coordinator: Elizabeth Spader (715) 235-7003
Wednesday: March 7 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

2. Neotropical Migratory Birds of Costa Rica and the U.S. Midwest
The Upper Midwest and Costa Rica share many Neotropical bird species as they winter in Costa Rica and migrate north to breed. Tropical Wings is a group that formed to promote conservation efforts in both places. Nina will describe the efforts to protect the endangered habitats as well as sharing photos and stories about the many bird species that are shared between the two countries.
Presenter: Nina Koch
Coordinator: Sally Felling (715) 962-4314
Wednesday: March 7 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

Bio:  Tropical Wings is a gathering of concerned citizens in the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway communities in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  The focus of Tropical Wings is the welfare of migratory birds shared between the Upper Midwest and Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula.  As a shared resource these birds play a vital role in the web of life and depend on quality habitat along and at both ends of their migration to thrive.  Tropical Wings is committed to engaging citizens in celebrating and sustaining this natural phenomenon through education and habitat preservation both in Costa Rica and the Upper Midwest.  Learn more at  http://tropicalwings.org

3. Foreign Affairs – Menomonie 

We will view one Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions 2018 DVD each week and discuss the topic. The dates/topics/facilitators for Spring/Summer 2018 are listed below:
March 9 – The Waning of Pax Americana? Millie Windsor
March 16 – Russia’s Foreign Policy Jean Fox
March 23 – China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation
Howard Lee
April 6 – Media and Foreign Policy Bill Neverdahl
Coordinator: Howard Lee (715) 235-8841
Fridays: March 9, 16, 23, and April 6 10:00 -11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

4. A Bike Trip through Tibet Caps a Decade in Asia
Michael Pershern concluded a decade in China and Korea spent teaching and enjoying the friends, food, art, and architecture in the two countries with a bike trip through China’s heartland and the western highlands of Tibet. During the six-month farewell fling, Michael and his travel partner Kelly experienced the marvels and frustrations that made living and traveling in Asia a challenge and a delight. Using visual slides, he will share a snippet of his life and adventures in the Far East.
Presenter: Micheal Pershern
Coordinator: Elizabeth Spader (715) 235-7003
Monday: March 12 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

5. The Top 10 Films of 2017    
Former film critic of the River Falls Voice and avid film connoisseur Dustyn Dubuque will give a retrospective of 2017 movies. He has watched roughly 200+ movies from 2017 and will share his top ten films of the year plus others of interest. He will cover Hollywood blockbusters, Academy Award contenders, foreign dramas, documentaries, and perhaps some of the worst ones. Dubuque believes, “There is no better medium to critically speak and think about than film.”
Presenter: Dustyn Dubuque
Coordinator: Sharon R. Lowry (715) 874-5633
Thursday: March 15 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

6. What You Can Do When Someone Needs Help    
Jill Gamez, Director of Arbor Place, and Lorraine Garland, former assistant to Neil Gaiman, will talk about Arbor Place Inc. and its commitment to helping people who struggle with drug and alcohol problems in our community. Join us for a lively and entertaining talk about serious issues and what you can do when someone you care about needs help.
Presenters: Jill Gamez, Director of Arbor Place, and Lorraine Garland
Coordinator: Linda Bark (715) 235-7326
Friday: March 16 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

7. A Good Story III
Back by popular demand! Have you been itchin’ to share a personal adventure or story with a small group of like-minded folks? Whether fact or fiction, you, too, have a good story just waiting to be told. You do not need to type it up. Come ready to listen and share.
Presenter: Linda Bark
Coordinator: Linda Bark (715) 235-7326
Monday: March 19 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

8. Cooking with Monica:  Sauce It Up!
Discover the basics for stir fry, Asian, and Thai sauces using coconut milk, fish sauce, sesame oil, ginger, peanut butter, and more. Create your own uniquely flavored BBQ sauce with Coca-Cola, espresso, and blackberries. Make roasted spaghetti sauce completely from scratch and take some home. Receive a list of fifty recipes to make with just a jar of spaghetti sauce including a Pizza Stuffed Potato. Sample Blackberry Chicken, Thai Salad, Stir Fry, Pizza Stuffed Potato, and Skinny Cheesecake Dip. Limit 50
Presenter: Monica Gean
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Monday: March 19 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center cafeteria, 1412 6th Street E
Cost: $15

9. Be Inspired with Alcohol Ink
Develop your own style by trying different techniques with alcohol ink. Starting with a warm-up painting colorful fish, our emphasis will be on vivid colors. Bring some reference photos of simple subjects like flowers, daisies, fish, animal faces, birds, or trees to use in your paintings. If you need extra drawing assistance, Betty will have transfer paper for you. Limit 20
Presenter: Betty Verdon
Coordinator: Elizabeth Spader (715) 235-7003
Tuesday: March 20 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
Cost: $15

10. Religions of the World
This presentation is an introduction to world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Paganism, and Indigenous Religions. Our discussion includes the patterns of religious thought across time. Our main focus will be on the primary beliefs and practices of the different traditions and the importance of understanding that there is significant variation within all faith traditions. We will have plenty of time for questions, and you will receive a resources list.
Presenter: Bob Salt, Dean of the College of Education, Hospitality, Health & Human Services, UW-Stout
Coordinators: Elizabeth Spader (715) 235-7003
Margy Hagaman (715) 309-8030
Thursday: March 22 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

Bio:  Rev. Dr. Bob Salt is Dean of the College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences at UW-Stout.  He was a professor at Stout for 29 years teaching courses in human development and family studies and on spirituality and world religions.  In addition to his work at Stout, Bob is an ordained interfaith minister.  He was ordained after completing training at The New Seminary in NYC in 1999.  Since March of 1999 he has led interfaith worship at the Menomonie Interfaith Fellowship.  He was previously Chair of the Board of Directors of the Council of Interfaith Communities-USA.  He is currently a fellow of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, where he presented in 2016.  He will be attending this year’s Parliament in Toronto, CA in November, 2018.  Bob was co-Chair of the Body, Mind and Spirit Conference at Stout for 14 years, and has been a teacher of meditation and mindfulness since 2000.

11. Australia – Exploring the Land Down Under
Nancy and Tony Schuster spent several weeks exploring Australia early in 2017. Last fall they shared what they learned about the geology, history, people, flora, and fauna of this marvelous land in Eau Claire, and they will repeat that presentation this spring in Menomonie.
Presenters: Nancy and Tony Schuster
Coordinator: Sharon R. Lowry (715) 874-5633
Tuesday: March 27 1:30 -3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

12. Exercise and Bone Health
Join Mayo Clinic Health System experts to learn about living with osteoporosis and the importance exercise plays in bone and overall health. Watch a demonstration of exercises you can do at home or as part of Mayo Clinic Health System’s Strong Bodies class that enhance bone strength—and then give them a try. Also learn ways to keep yourself safe at home to prevent injuries
Presenters: Jennifer Bartlett, physical therapist assistant,
Tina Tharp, community engagement and wellness,
both from Mayo Clinic Health System
Coordinator: Sally Felling (715) 962-4314
Wednesday: March 28 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

Bios:  Jennifer Bartlett, physical therapist assistant, has been with Mayo Clinic Health System for 13 years. She has worked in various areas of physical therapy including hospital, outpatient clinic, and home health and hospice.

Tina Tharp, community engagement and wellness, has been with Mayo Clinic Health System for nine years. She plans and hosts programs and events and teaches a variety of fitness classes.  She is certified as a group fitness instructor, a water exercise instructor, a yoga foundations instructor, and a StrongWomen™ facilitator.

13. Create a Fused Glass Piece  
You will have a choice of making a set of coasters, a nightlight. a candleholder, or a six-inch dish using stained glass. The materials are included in your fee. Josephine will bring the tools and materials and guide you through the process of assembling your creation. She will take your creation to her studio and fire the project, and you will be able to pick up your project from her at the senior center on Friday, May 4th. Limit 20
Presenter: Josephine A. Geiger
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins (715) 235-8528
Thursday: March 29 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E
Cost: $30

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14. Politics and Morality: Democracy under Threat
During two lectures Dave will draw on several recent books related to these subjects and focus on the politics of the past two decades. These lectures will also link to the last three lectures Dave gave on racism in American politics in 2014. His intent is to help explain how we can better understand the differences between conservative and liberal political thinking and how that has been playing out recently, especially with the election of Donald Trump. He will provide a reading list for individual follow up.
Presenter: Dr. David Cook, Retired professor from UW-Stout
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman (715) 309-8030
Thursdays: April 5 and 12 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

15. The Auction Advantage:  Live & Online Auctions 
Travis and Chris Lee of Lee Real Estate and Auction Service will show you how to prepare for and carry out a successful auction. They will talk about the preparation required for both live and online auctions and the benefits/rewards of each type. They will also discuss the advantages of auctions from the perspective of buyers. Coffee and donuts will be provided.
Presenters: Travis Lee and Chris Lee
Coordinator: Chris Smith (715) 664-8805
Monday: April 9 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

16. Smartphone as a Camera
Have you been neglecting your old camera and using your smartphone camera instead? Smartphone camera capabilities have improved dramatically in the past few years. You will learn how to take good pictures, manage photos on your phone, automatically upload new photos to the cloud for backup, edit photos, organize them into albums, share with friends and relatives, and deliver a slideshow on your home TV. This is a hands-on session using your smartphone. Bring your Apple or Android smartphone. Limit 20
Presenter: Joe Hagaman
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman (715) 309-8030
Thursday: April 12 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Road

17. How Essential Oils Can Help Pets
Did you know that animals like dogs and horses will use their sense of smell to choose plants to eat when they need them for medicinal purposes? Find out which essential oils are helpful to animals. Learn how essential oils can be used safely and effectively with your pets (dogs, cats, horses, and chickens). Discover how to apply the oils to animals since it is different than applying them to humans.
Presenter: Michelle Caron
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Friday: April 13 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

18. Let’s Wrap…a Beaded Bracelet!
Have fun learning a simple stringing technique called the Criss Cross. Create a single or double wrap bracelet-your choice. This is a quick and easy pattern of stringing larger seed beads and jump rings onto leather. No needles required! Keep it simple or funk it up with charms, knotting, and focal beads. Examples will be available at sign up along with color choices. Please choose a color when you sign up for class.   Limit 16
Presenter: Chris Oest
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins (715) 235-8528
Monday: April 16 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th St. E
Cost: $15

19.  Amateur Radio: Supporting Emergency Communications
The FCC established amateur radio as a voluntary, non-commercial radio communications service. In the Chippewa Valley, amateur radio provides a pool of trained radio operators and technicians who can provide essential communications during emergencies. Gerry Leff, Dunn County ARES/RACES Emergency Coordinator, and Ron Purvis, Wisconsin Senior Leader of the Year, will demonstrate the power of Amateur Radio and show you how you can get involved.
Presenters: Gerry Leff and Ron Purvis
Coordinator: Chris Smith (715) 664-8805
Tuesday: April 17 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

20. Making the Most of the Memory We’ve Got Left   
Are you feeling your memory slip-sliding away? You’re not alone! Come and learn how your brain works and ways we short-circuit it. Celebrate skills that get better with age – “Bless the Boost.” Learn how to minimize our mental losses – “Fight the Fade.” Brain Basics, Memory Mechanics, and other topics described in Max Your Mind: The Owner’s Guide to a Strong Brain by Sandra Sunquist Stanton will be discussed. She will have books available for purchase and signing.
Presenter: Sandra Sunquist Stanton NCC, LPC, BCC
Coordinator: Sally Felling (715) 962-4314
Wednesday: April 18 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

Bio:  Sandra Sunquist Stanton NCC, LPC, BCC, counselor, board certified coach, former school counselor, speaker, author, mom and grandma with a living funny bone helps individuals of all ages make the most of their amazing brains through her business, Connections of the Heart LLC.  www.SandraStantonAuthor.com

21. Pinterest

Learn about an on-line virtual pinboard that lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the Web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. You will be able to sign up for Pinterest, create a Pinterest Board, add Pins to a Board, create Favorites & Following on Pinterest, and share your interests with others. Bring your own laptop. Limit 15
Presenter: LeAnne Holden, 24/7 West Wisconsin Telecom
Coordinator: Joe Hagaman (715) 556-7723
Wednesday: April 18 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
24/7 West Wisconsin Telecom, 912 Crescent Streeet

22. The U.S. Dakota War of 1862
The Civil War wasn’t the only war of the 1860’s that had a profound effect on this area. The U.S. Dakota War of 1862 involved our neighbors just to the west and frightened settlers throughout the region. We’ll talk about the roots of the war, the outcomes (for example, it involved the largest mass execution in U.S. history), some very local incidents, and how the war echoes down to the present.
Presenter: Frank Smoot
Coordinator: Sharon R. Lowry (715) 874-5633
Friday: April 20 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

23. Waterways of the Tsars: A 13-day Photographic River Cruise in Russia Featuring Rivers, Cathedrals and Museums
Maria and Ralph Varsho had talked with friends who enjoyed this type of travel and had wonderful experiences. They chose Russia because they had always admired the onion domes of the cathedrals and wanted to see them in person. They also wanted to tour the Hermitage and other museums. Share a photographic journal of their wonderful adventure featuring Moscow, Uglich, Yaroslavlo, Kuzino, Kizhi, Mandrogy, and St. Petersburg on a cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg.
Presenter: Ralph Varsho
Coordinator: Sally Felling (715) 962-4314
Tuesday: April 24 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

24. Make a Barnwood Bird House
Construct your own barnwood birdhouse. Mary Budd, long time small business creator of barnwood birdhouses, will guide you through the process of making your own birdhouse with a wren size opening. The wood will be precut so you will spend your time assembling and decorating using a variety of rustic materials. You may choose from colorful birdhouse fronts. Limit 15
Presenter: Mary Budd
Coordinator: Claudeen Oebser (715) 874-6054
Wednesday: April 25 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
Cost: $25

barnwood birdhouses

25. Exploring the Archipelago Country of the Philippines
Imelda Kelley, a native of the Philippines and naturalized U.S. citizen, will share firsthand knowledge of her island country, the traditions and culture of the local people, and General Douglas MacArthur’s time during the Japanese occupation of her homeland, emphasizing his
“I Shall Return” motto.
Presenter: Imelda Kelley, Quality Assurance Support,
DWP 88th Division Readiness/VERSAR, Fort Mccoy
Coordinator: Marilyn Hagen (715) 946-3155
Friday: April 27 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

26. Volunteering in the National Parks 
Learn how you can take advantage of the opportunities for retirees to enjoy and work in our National Park System. In 2016 there were seven times more volunteers working for NPS than paid staff.   The National Parks, including parks, monuments historical sites, battle fields, are dependent on the support and participation of citizens with a lifetime of experience.  Find out more about what the National Park Service can give to you in your pursuit of a satisfying retirement.
Presenters: Jill Smith and Willy Jacobson
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman (715) 309-8030
Monday: April 30 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

27. Poetry XIII – Spring Thoughts Abound
This term four “volunteers” will stimulate our thinking and help us spring away from winter writer’s block. Monica will delve into the myriad aspects of everyday life that can inspire one to write meaningful poems. Nancy will use limericks to bring out a fun side of writing. Yvonne, a retired science teacher, will share her enjoyment of nature poems. Jill will have a guest, Warren Lang, who will read and discuss his poems from his books Floating Moon, Starry Lake and Nothing of the Sort.
Presenters: Monica Caron, Nancy Bjornson,Yvonne Nelson,
Jill Noreen
Coordinator: Sharon R. Lowry (715) 874-5633
Tuesdays: May 1,8, 15, and 22 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

28. Strokes Are Brain Attacks: Learn to Prevent Them
Angela Oldenberg, nurse practitioner in neurology, and Angela Gullicksrud, stroke coordinator, will discuss what a stroke is and what you can do to prevent it. A stroke is a serious, emergency situation. Learn more about strokes and see MRI and CT brain scans of a patient who had a stroke. Receive a handout to evaluate your risk for a stroke and learn steps you can take to prevent a stroke from occurring.
Presenters: Angela Oldenberg, nurse practitioner, and Angela Gullicksrud, stroke coordinator, Mayo Clinic Health System
Coordinator: Sally Felling (715) 962-4314
Tuesday: May 1 1:30 – 3:00 p.m
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

29. Vintage Tin Toys     
Glen Edberg has been collecting tin toys from the age of five. His collection of mechanical carnival toys is in pristine condition and all in perfect working order. He will display, activate, and describe each toy. Please sign up for one session only. Limit 30 in each session.
Presenter: Glen Edberg
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins (715) 235-8528
Wednesday: May 2 A 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday: May 2 B 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

vintage toys

30. A Tour of the Holtby Museum
Menomonie has a new museum … directly behind the auditorium where CVLR meets! It investigates Dunn County inventions, how people investigate things, how they build things, and how even complex machines are very understandable. There are also space and materials for kids of all ages to dream up and make their own inventions. In this program, we’ll open the doors and show you what this new museum is all about.
Presenters: Frank Smoot and Sofie Doane
Coordinator: Sharon R. Lowry (715) 874-5633
Thursday: May 3 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

31. Growing Up in Nova Scotia
Alayne Stassen was raised on one of the islands of Nova Scotia. She says that growing up on an island had a profound effect upon her perspective that has lasted her entire lifetime. She will share this with us as well as the differences in culture, measurement system, currency, history, and more. You will find her information about a culture that is near by but quite different very interesting.
Presenter: Alayne Stassen
Coordinator: Jan O’Neill (715) 235-8040
Friday: May 4 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

32. Choosing a Cruise That Matches Your Style: Maximizing Your Travel Experience
Experienced cruise coordinator Mary Lemke will be joined by avid cruisers Sandy Ott and Leo Schindler to talk about cruises, the various types of cruises available, their relative advantages, and the types of experiences that you can expect from each one. Photos and video from a variety of cruises will be shown.
Presenters: Mary Lemke, Sandy Ott, and Leo Schindler
Coordinator: Chris Smith (715) 664-8805
Friday: May 4 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

33. The History of a Bohemian Farmer  
In order to understand more about his father, Bill Hable sought his father’s roots in the Czech Republic. He made many trips to Bohemia and was surprised to meet a cousin he never knew he had. Bill will show photos of the homes and area where his ancestors came from and then tell about his father’s journeys in America that lead up to establishing his own farm near Bloomer.
Presenter: Bill Hable
Coordinator: Sharon R. Lowry (715) 874-5633
Wednesday: May 9 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

34. Minnesota Orchestra Trip
When Daniel Muller-Schott played a breathtakingly beautiful Dvorak cello concerto at Orchestra Hall in 2014, Minnesota audiences let us know they wanted to see him again. He returns with one of the great “songs” for cello from Schumann, who painted the human soul at its most noble and lyrical in his Cello Concerto. This program also offers two heartfelt pleas against war, one from the pacifist Britten, and the other from an eye witness of both World Wars, Vaughan Williams. Limit 56
Coordinators: Jan and Bill O’Neill (715) 235-8040
Thursday: May 10
Bus departs 29 Pines at 8:30 a.m. and returns around 5:30 p.m.
Bus leaves MarketPlace at 9:00 and arrives back about 5:00 p.m.
The concert runs from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. We will allow time after the concert for lunch on your own and leave the concert hall at 3 p.m.
Cost: $48. Does not include lunch or tip for driver.

35. Cooking with Monica:  Fresh Ways with Spring Fruits & Veggies
Try simple, new recipes for spring fruits and veggies including asparagus, spinach, cherry tomatoes, radishes, rhubarb, and strawberries. Roast fruit properly for Apricot & Arugula Spring Salad. Learn how to make Pasta Primavara using basil, asparagus, tender peas & leeks. Create delicious Lime Cookies and Rhubarb Ice Cream Sample several recipes and take home recipes, a herb dish garden to grow your own fresh herbs, and a guide to seasonal availability of fresh produce for our area. Limit 50
Presenter: Monica Gean
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Monday: May 14 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center cafeteria, 1412 6th Street E
Cost: $15

36. The Healing Properties of Turmeric  
Turmeric has been used for thousands of years and has many healing properties still useful today. Learn the benefits of turmeric from inflammation to brain function while sampling ways to add it easily into your daily routine.
Presenter: Becca Kleist
Coordinator: Marilyn Hagen (715) 946-3155
Tuesday: May 15 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

37. Wills, Trusts, Probate Avoidance, and Other Estate Planning Issues
Brent and Mike will discuss estate planning, including titling of assets. They will explain the differences between wills and trusts and advise when a trust is a good choice. They will also tell you how to avoid probate. They will review advance directives, both financial and medical, and answer your questions on other estate planning issues.
Presenters: Brent Skinner and Mike Moseler
Coordinator: Elizabeth Spader (715) 235-7003
Wednesday: May 16 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

38. National Eagle Center and Red Wing Trip 
Experience the thrill of meeting live bald and golden eagle ambassadors in a live program at the National Eagle Center. Then climb into an eagle’s nest, test your strength against an eagle’s, find out how eagles soar, and view eagles on the river. After a morning with the eagles, we will have lunch at St. James Hotel in Red Wing. Then we will browse through Red Wing’s one-of-a-kind shops, unique galleries, specialty shops, antique stores, and boutiques. Limit 112
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Wednesday: June 6
Bus departs 29 Pines at 8:30 a.m. and returns around 4:30 p.m.
Bus leaves MarketPlace at 9:00 and arrives back about 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $55. Does not include tip for driver.

39. Somalis in Wisconsin 
In 2000 Kim started the English as a Second Language program to mostly Somali high school students. The program has evolved from one ESL teacher to 7. Barron School District has around 200 Pre K-12 ESL students. Kim will share her experience working with such a diverse culture as she has implemented Somali language and culture classes for all staff members and helped plan a large scale Somali cultural event for the Barron community.
Presenter: Kim Frandsen, ESL coordinator/teacher from Barron School District
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman (715) 309-8030
Thursday: June 7 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

40. Dive-related Tourism in Cozumel
Dick Best will provide video of his 2018 exploration of Cozumel’s fascinating, pristine, turquoise waters and the sea life that inhabits the second largest coral reef system in the world, and Chris Smith will share some of his Cozumel-related photographs. In addition, the presentation will include information about Cozumel’s tourist industry and how you can prepare for your own Cozumel experience.
Presenters: Dick Best and Christopher Smith
Coordinator: Chris Smith (715) 664-8805
Wednesday: June 13 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

41. Adrian Lee, Psychic Readings and Research 
Adrian Lee will share his lifelong interest in the paranormal through a presentation about his paranormal research and give psychic readings using his psychic abilities. A unique blend of psychic, researcher, and historian, Adrian was raised in London, England, and holds a Masters degree in art history. He has investigated ghosts and haunted buildings throughout Britain and America, particularly in the Midwest. Founder of the International Paranormal Society, Adrian has written four books, which he will have with him.
Presenter: Adrian Lee
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Thursday: June 14 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

42. Cooking with Monica: Discover the Secrets to Delicious Grilling
Impress your friends and family this summer with new grilling techniques. Learn the difference between cooking with charcoal, wood chips, or gas. Find out simple techniques of smoking and grilling foods in your own kitchen. Make Salmon Patties, Veggie Kabobs, and Smoked Chicken. Discover the secrets to a delicious “Bonfire Dinner” and the perfect steak. Create Rhubarbeque, Lime Crema, and Steak Sauce. Make your own Grilled Pizza & S’mores. Take home wood chips for smoking to use indoors or outdoors, recipes, and “Bonfire Dinner” Seasoning Limit 50
Presenter: Monica Gean
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Monday: June 18 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center cafeteria, 1412 6th St. E
Cost: $15

43. Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at Park Square Theater in St. Paul
The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From Ken Ludwig, the award winning mastermind of mayhem, comes a fast paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious crime. Limit 56
Coordinators: Jan and Bill O’Neill (715) 235-8040
Saturday: June 23
Bus departs 29 Pines at 9:45 a.m. and returns around 6:00 p.m.
Bus leaves Marketplace at 10:15 and arrives back about 5:30 p.m.
We arrive in St. Paul about 11:30, so you will have time for lunch on your own at area restaurants. The play starts at 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $48. Lunch and driver’s tip are not included.

44. Beautiful Gardens, Sculptures, and Shopping in Stillwater Trip 
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through two gardens featured in the Mpls Star Tribune. In Stillwater we will see the Andersons’ garden that furnishes cut flowers for their floral business. We’ll take time to do some shopping in downtown Stillwater and then have lunch at Mallards on the St. Croix along the river in Bayport. After lunch, we will visit folk artist Wouterina Riana De Raad’s concrete mosaic sculptures in her delightful three-acre perennial garden. Limit 112
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Wednesday: July 25
Bus departs 29 Pines at 8:00 a.m. and returns around 5:00 p.m.
Bus leaves MarketPlace at 8:30 and arrives back about 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $55. Does not include tip for driver.

45. The Legend of Georgia McBride at the Guthrie
This is a feel-good music-filled comedy. As an Elvis impersonator, Casey loses his gig at Cleo’s bar. When Elvis leaves the bar, a drag show moves in, and Casey’s transformation begins. He always knew he’d be a star but not quite like this. With snappy zingers and show stopping numbers, you won’t want to miss this wildly entertaining show. Limit 112
Coordinators: Jan and Bill O’Neill (715) 235-8040
Wednesday: August 8
Bus departs 29 Pines at 9:15 a.m. and returns around 6:00 p.m.
Bus leaves Marketplace at 9:45 and arrives back about 5:30 p.m.
We arrive at the Guthrie about 11:15, so you will have time for lunch on your own at area restaurants. The play begins at 1:00 and ends at 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $43. Lunch and driver’s tip are not included.