CVLR Schedule - Menomonie

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Spring 2015
Menomonie
 

 
1.   Computers One-on-One
 

Schedule a personal one-on-one computer help session to deal with your unique needs, problems, or things you want to learn.  Individual times will be arranged via e-mail  for each person who signs up.  If you are set up for a session, bring your laptop along with you to the library.  PC or Mac.  Limit 15.
Presenters: Joe Hagaman and library staff
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 556-7723
Week of March 9 - 13             Times to be arranged
Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Road

 
2.   Russell Four Eagles:  The Making of a Healer
 

Russell will explain what prompted him to write his recently released book The Making of a Healer.  He will share his grandmother’s teaching methods and some of the lessons he learned over twenty-eight years of study, including the difference between knowing and believing.  He will inform us about Lyme’s Disease and his methods for dealing with it.  He is available for individual healing sessions before and after his talk.  Contact Elizabeth Spader to schedule one.      
Presenter: Russell Four Eagles
Coordinator: Elizabeth Spader        (715) 235-7003    
Thursday:  March 12            10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street


3.   Make a Stylish Convertible Eyeglass, Lanyard, & Necklace Accessory
 
Are you misplacing those pesky bifocals or sunglasses? Carmen from A Cute Bead will show you how to create a simple yet stylish beaded eyeglass chain that converts to a lanyard or necklace! Using various jewelry tools, learn some simple wire work techniques, bead design, and connecting.  Add your old broken jewelry, leftover beads, or buttons into your design.  Limit 12 per day.  Sign up for one day only.
Presenter: Carmen Tubeszewski                                                     Coordinator: Joyce Robbins         (715) 235-8528
Monday: March 16        A        9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Monday: March 23        B        9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Monday: March 30        C        9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E
Cost:  $25
 
 
4.   Creating a Media Presentation
 
Are you thinking of creating a media presentation for a group or family?  Microsoft PowerPoint will cost you $100, and you don’t really need all those features. Google Slides is a free alternative that is easy to use and will let you do all the basics of a PowerPoint presentation.  By the end of this session, you will create a short presentation of your own. This is a hands-on session in a computer lab for those users who have a basic understanding of their computers’ operating system.   Bring your own laptop if you like.  PC or Apple.  Limit 20.
Presenter: Joe Hagaman
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 556-7723
Tuesday:  March 17                4:00 - 5:30 p.m.           UW-Stout Library, Room 111
Free parking is available at any meter in town after 4:00 p.m. (Come early and put in a dime).
 
 
5.    Tame Your Inner Tiger
 
Learn key mindfulness and meditation techniques to create more joy and healing in your life.  Stress responses that bring anxiety can actually be opportunities for you to practice “pushing the pause button.”  Move away from stress and allow your body to turn on its natural repair mechanism.  Healing and repair will happen.  Leave this class with a number of simple techniques to bring more ease and joy into your daily life.
Presenters: Cathleen McCoy & Mary Ann Boe,  Holistic Health Coaches with Best Ever Wellness Coaching
Coordinator: Sally Felling            (715) 962-4314
Wednesday:  March 18            1:30-3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E
  

6.   Spectacular Patagonia and Birding in the Ecuadorian Andes

Traveling to the Patagonia area of southern Argentina and Chile last fall, Marie Young enjoyed national parks, snow-capped mountains, glaciers, interesting birds, and animals.  This February she took a birding trip to one of the greatest birding locales in the world, the Ecuadorian Andes.  At several different habitats, her group enjoyed many species of hummingbirds, tanagers, and other birds.  She will show us her pictures and tell about her adventures on these trips.
Presenter: Marie Young
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins         (715) 235-8528
Thursday:  March 19            10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

 
 
7.    Dealing with Exits and Losses 
 
We experience many exits in our lives, including divorce, death, and aging.  What happens when someone experiences an exit?  What is the difference between experiencing a slow death and a fast one?  What are the losses involved in aging?  Dennis will discuss the healthy ways to manage these events.  He will explain how to build a framework for healthier relationships as we are buffeted by the many exits in our lives.     
Presenter: Dennis Spader, M.S.W.
Coordinator: Elizabeth Spader        (715) 235-7003    
Thursday:  March 19            1:00 - 2:30 p.m
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E
 
 
8.   Foreign Affairs - Menomonie
 

We will view one Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions 2015 video each week and discuss the topic following the video.  The topics and dates are in this order: 1) Russia and the Near Abroad on March 20th, 2) Privacy in the Digital Age on March 27th, 3) Sectarianism in the Middle East on April 10th, 4) India Changes Course on April 17th.
Presenters: Howard Lee, Bill Neverdahl, and Paul Helgeson    
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 309-8030
Fridays:  March 20, 27   April 10, 17        10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

 
9.   Beginning Bird Identification
 
Learn the basics of bird identification.  Explore the many different clues used by birders to identify birds: size, shape, plumage, songs, calls, and behavior.  Discuss how to use a field guide and binoculars properly.  Learn how to find birds out in the field and keep track of your sightings.  Practice your newly acquired skills with a few simple indoor and outdoor exercises.  Please bring your own binoculars and field guide if you have them.
Presenter: Bill Hogseth, Wisconsin DNR Wildlife Biologist
Coordinator: Sally Felling            (715) 962-4314
Monday:  March 23                 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
10.  Creating and Maintaining a Pond Garden
 

How do you create a pond garden?  What are important tips about doing so?  Where do you start and what needs to be done to maintain it?  Terry Glanzman, who has had his own pond garden for many years, will explain how to construct and maintain different kinds of water features including wildlife ponds and water lilies.  He will share the knowledge he has gained through his experiences with his own water lilies, wildlife, and pond gardens.   
Presenter: Terry Glanzman
Coordinator:  Elizabeth Fischer        (715) 874-5633
Wednesday:  March 25            1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

  
 
11.  Hawaiian Islands and Volcanoes Photo Tour
 

Watch footage of the wildlife, vegetative beauty, and harsh volcanic landscapes of Oahu and the Big Island in Hawaii that Neil and Marie Koch shot while visiting the area.  Since Neil is a geologist, he is particularly interested in the geology and volcanic activity of the islands.  He will help us learn how the islands were formed and are forever changing.  He will have some lava samples available to examine as well as maps showing the current lava flow.
Presenter:  Neil Koch
Coordinator: Elizabeth Spader        (715) 235-7003    
Thursday:  March 26            1:30 - 3:00 p.m
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

Bio:  Neil Koch is a retired geologist/hydrologist with the United States Geological Survey publishing some 32 reports and research papers working in Washington D.C., South Carolina, and South Dakota and as a volunteer educator about groundwater in the Menomonie area.

 
 
12.  Caring for Your Personal Energy and Resilience
 
Many circumstances can affect your personal energy in positive and negative ways.  Difficult times both personally and globally can knock you out of alignment energetically, creating health problems, a loss of vitality, and anxiety. Clearing your energy regularly can prevent a host of issues and allow you to enjoy your life. Learn some easy ways to clear energy.  Discover how to have good energy hygiene so you don't deplete your energy.  
Presenter: Cindi Claypatch M.A., Health Realization Training Center, MSP
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins         (715) 235-8528
Friday:  March 27                 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
13.  The Path to Healing:  Inspiring Hope and Renewal from Addiction and Mental Health Disorders
 
Addiction and mental health disorders impact many people in our society, often in ways we don’t see or understand. The need for treatment and intervention is much greater than most people realize. This presentation will increase your understanding of addiction and mental health, its impact, and effective solutions. Hear one person’s story of addiction and recovery and learn about solutions available locally.    
Presenter: Jill M. Gamez, Executive Director, Arbor Place
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins         (715) 235-8528
Tuesday:  March 31                10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
14.  Cruise Ship or Nursing Home?
 
Chronic diseases, ongoing, generally incurable illnesses, such as asthma, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease are creating a national health care crisis.  How did we get here, and what can we do to reverse that trend?  Will you let your health determine the last fourteen years of your life?  The lifestyle choices you make today will affect the choices available to you in the future.  Dr. Drew will give some simple steps for changing your future.
Presenter:  Dr. Drew Kaminski, DC, Back on Track Chiropractic
Coordinator: Sally Felling             (715) 962-4314
Thursday:  April 2                10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
15.   Your Brain and Neurological Health
 

Your brain and the nerves it uses to relay information to the body are arguably the most important system in your body. Unfortunately, the brain is under attack from many sources, and degenerative brain and nervous system disorders are on the rise. Find out why this is becoming an epidemic and how you can proactively prevent brain and nervous system issues.
Presenter:  Jeff Essens, ND, Burnsville, MN                 Coordinator: Joyce Robbins         (715) 235-8528
Tuesday:  April 7                1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

 
16.   Reflections on Paddling to Hudson Bay
 

Pamela Dixon will describe an expeditionary-style canoe trip that spanned fifty-five days from Lac LaRonge, Saskatchewan, to Arviat, Nunavut, on Hudson Bay.  Guided by Pam, in the summer of 2002 nine women paddled 1,000 miles across expansive lakes, roaring rivers, tributaries and watersheds while heading northeast across Canadian taiga and tundra biomes. Pam will revisit the flora and fauna and share stories about the people of this extraordinary region.
Presenter:  Pamela Dixon
Coordinator: Elizabeth Spader        (715) 235-7003    
Wednesday:  April 8                10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

Bio:  Pamela Dixon is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls in the College of Business and Economics. She teaches Ethical Leadership, Management and Organizational Behavior. Also, she co-owns a sustainably based craft brewery with her husband in Wilson, WI. Further, for the past two summers, she has run a farm apprenticeship program for special-needs young adults who learn how to start seeds, plant, care for and harvest vegetables for sale to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) customers.

 
17.    Feng Shui 101
 
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of improving every aspect of your life by enhancing the environment according to the principles of harmony and energy flow.  Proper placement generates health, happiness, relationships, and wealth. You will be introduced to the principles of Feng Shui and discover how your space reflects your life.  Learn how to create a nurturing environment with balance and harmony.  Change your energy and space by taking this class.  We will have fun!
Presenter:  Marie Dachell Hall, Certified Master's Practitioner of the Wind and Water School of Feng Shui
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins         (715) 235-8528
Thursday:  April 9                10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
18.    How a Menomonie Resident Survived the Andersonville Prison
 
In the battle of Gettysburg Newell Burch of the New York 134th Infantry was captured by the rebel army.  Originally placed at the prison of Belle Isle, he was later transferred to Andersonville. In a firsthand account, Burch spoke of the starvation and disease that plagued him and the rest of the inmates of the prison.  Securing a job at the prison hospital helped Burch survive fifteen months at the Civil War's most violent prison.
Presenter:  Dustyn Dubuque
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Thursday:  April 9                  1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
19.  The Status of Solar Energy in Wisconsin
 
Steve Terwilliger will discuss the current state of solar electric energy (called solar photovoltaic or solar PV for short) in Wisconsin and the United States.  His presentation will cover types of solar power, how solar PV works, the equipment needed for solar PV, the basics of how it is installed, what solar PV costs, and its benefits and potentials.                
Presenter:  Steve Terwilliger
Coordinator:  Howard Lee            (715) 235-8841
Monday:  April 13                  10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
20.   Wounded Waters
 
Get a kayaker's view of the Red Cedar River and its major tributaries. Rod will describe how the river becomes more wounded by sediment and field run offs as it flows south. As a lover of the river, he will describe its beauty, power, and ability to heal.  His presentation may inspire you to act on behalf of the Red Cedar River Basin.
Presenter: Dr. Rod Olson, president of Desair Lake Restoration
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 235-4049
Wednesday:  April 15            1:00 -2:30 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th St. E 
 
 
21.    Bakken:  Kuwait of the Midwest
 
Whether from the skylight glare of natural gas burn off, the heavy use of railcars for moving oil, the abundant jobs for wildcatters and prostitutes, or America's renewed stature as a world player in fossil fuel production, the Bakken shale oilfields grab headlines.  As a follow up to a 2011 examination of the family's small-time holdings, Kitz and her brother Hugh visited the Bakken oil fields in the fall of 2014. Find out what they found.
Presenter: Kitz Cleary
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 235-4049     
Thursday:  April 16                10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th St. E
 
 
22.    What’s New in the Garden?   
 

After the long winter, we are all a little anxious to get back out into the garden.  Let’s explore some of the new items available for the 2015 growing season!   We’ll cover some new plant varieties, up-and-coming garden products, and innovative growing techniques.  We will also touch on the garden pests and diseases that could potentially affect our plants this year.
Presenter:  Melissa Burke                                                      
Coordinator:  Elizabeth Fischer        (715) 874-5633
Thursday:  April 16                2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

  
23.    Wrap ‘n Roll
 

Do you need some new ideas on quick and easy yet nutritious meals? Gail will share her recipes using tortilla wraps and fillo for everything from a main course to dessert. Sample some of her recipes as she prepares Curried Potatoes and Peas, Breakfast Burritos, Barbeque Tempeh, and a dessert with fillo, cheese, fruit, and nuts. Gluten free tortillas will be available.  Limit 25 (Minimum 15) per day.  Sign up for one day only.
Presenter:  Gail Tourville    
Monday:  April 20        A        1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Monday:  April 27        B        1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Coordinator:  Sally Felling            (715) 962-4314
Shirley Doane Senior Center cafeteria, 1412 6th Street E
Cost: $5

 
 
24.   Guided Tour of Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum
 
Back by popular demand, this tour will include a short video on the history of lumbering in our area, as well as the early history of Dunn County and Wisconsin. From there, view two different styles of houses in the Victorian Room. From the lumber baron to the everyday person, see what life was like back then. Next relive the Kraft State Bank Robbery from the 1930s and then cruise through a display of classic cars from the 1950s and ‘60s.  Guests are welcome to revisit exhibits after the tours.  
Presenters:  Matt Carter, Executive Director, and museum staff     
Wednesday:  April 22              10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
Cost:  $5
 
 
25.    Stout Student Center and Sustainability Tour 
 
As a 2007 Charter Signatory of the American College and Universities Presidents’ Climate Commitment, sustainability is an institutional priority and part of the campus culture at UW-Stout.  Tour the award- winning Memorial Student Center and learn about the myriad of sustainable design features that were part of its major renovation in 2011.  In addition, learn about the breadth of campus-wide sustainability efforts in waste reduction, transportation, academics, water, facilities, energy management, and food.   
Presenter: Darrin Witucki
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 235-4049     
Thursday:  April 23                10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  
UW Stout student center
Free parking will be in lot 29 south of the Student Center on 13th Street
 
 
26.    Dr. Amy Talks Natural Medicine
 
Dr. Amy will address general health problems that affect many seniors and offer simple things that can have a positive impact on your health.  Learn better ways to control diabetes, cholesterol, weight, arthritis and fibromyalgia pain, and Alzheimer's.
Presenter:  Dr. Amy Emch, Nutritionist, Master Herbalist, and Doctor of Natural Medicine of B Natural Inc., Eau Claire
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins         (715) 235-8528
Friday:  April 24                1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
27.    Art in Bloom:  Minneapolis Institute of Art Trip
 
See the special exhibit of American Modernism from the Kunin collection of American art featuring more than eighty works from the first half of the 20th century.  Enjoy the art and fresh flowers.  Attend the afternoon lecture/demonstration with Emily Thompson, Brooklyn’s Florist to the Stars.  Emily decorated the White House for Christmas.  Her clients include the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, the Frick Collection, and a roster of celebrities.  Gourmet box lunch in the Wells Fargo Room included.  Limit 56.
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins         (715) 235-8528
Thursday:  April 30
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: $88.   Does not include tip for driver.
 
 
28.   Chippewa Valley Bean Tour
 
Chippewa Valley Bean is a premier bean growing and processing company.  We will learn how the beans are grown, sorted, and processed.  Some will be shipped in large bulk bags to various destinations around the world, and some will be sent to canneries.     
Friday:  May 1                  10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Coordinator:  Howard Lee            (715) 235-8841
Chippewa Valley Bean, N2960 730 Street, Menomonie.  
Take Highway 25 south from Menomonie to Downsville.  Then go left on County Road C about eight miles to 730th Street.  From Eau Claire take Highway C west to 730th Street.  You will see the Chippewa Valley Bean sign from Highway C.
 
 
29.   Poetry Techniques VIII
 
In these sessions, we will deal with topics and techniques of poetry instead of types.  Sharon will show how history has long been a popular topic for poetry.  We will use research or personal knowledge of the history of the area to create historic poems.  After leading us through in-class exercises, Sallie will give us the last line of a poem from which we will create a poem for the next week that ends in that line.  Lee suggests that we should look at life from an animal’s point of view.  He will help us write from its perspective.  Join us in exploring these  diverse topics and trying your hand at writing these poems.      
Presenters:  Sharon R. Lowry, Sallie Ward, Lee Smalley
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Tuesdays:  May 5, 12, 19, and 26         10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th E
 
 
30.    Cardinal FG Plant Tour
 

We will tour Cardinal Corporation’s float glass facility in Menomonie that operates twenty-four hours a day.  See the new technologies used at the plant to create quality systems that ensure a constant supply of high quality float glass to topline window manufacturers.  This tour has a great deal of walking and some exposure to temperatures of 100-120°F.  Long pants and closed shoes are required.  No aluminum cans may be taken into the plant.  Limit 40.
Coordinator: Michel Brandt            (715) 232-9011    
Wednesday: May 6                1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Cardinal FG Company, 2220 Stokke Parkway

 
 
31.    Farm Life - World War II through the 1950’s Compared to Today
 
Bill Hable will compare growing up on a farm from World War II through the 1950’s with farming today.  He will look at how farming has changed.  Bill hopes to stimulate a great deal of discussion.  Have you ever had to use an outhouse or privy?  Have you ever slept in an unheated room during the winter?  Did you ever take a bath in a wash tub?  These are a few of the questions we’ll discuss.
Presenter:  Bill Hable
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Thursday:  May 7                 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
32.     Affordable Care Act Update
 
The Affordable Care Act continues to affect our health care including Medicare.  Understanding this legislation and how it works through the Marketplace site will enlighten us all.
Presenter: Margea Schultz, Dunn County Benefit Specialist
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 235-4049     
Tuesday:  May 12                 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E
 
 
33.    Geocaching
 
Have you noticed that your grandkids seem to be glued to a screen in their homes or a smartphone in their pockets?  Remember the “good old days” when kids went outside to play and explore?  Geocaching is a way to encourage them to do both.  There are over two million hidden geocaches in the world waiting to be found using a GPS device or a simple app for your smart phone.  Learn the basics and actually find three sample caches.  Limit 15.
Presenter:  Joe Hagaman    
Tuesday:  May 12                   4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 235-4049     
Picnic Shelter at Riverside Park
 
 
34.    Natural Disasters in Dunn County
 
In Dunn County we lack volcanoes, hurricanes, and major earthquakes, but we still have had times of trouble caused by Mother Nature. We have had floods, serious ones!  Frank will tell all about the devastating floods of 1905 and 1934. In fact, in 1934 it was necessary to dynamite the Menomonie dam. We have had tornadoes and straight line winds! In 1930, 1958, and 1980 we were savaged by such calamities.
Presenter: Frank Kennett
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633        
Wednesday: May 13            10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
  

35.     Apple iPhones and Tablets

Are you getting the most out of your iPhone or Apple tablet?  The latest IOS8 operating system has many features that you may not know about but would find useful, and iTunes has over one million apps that can be downloaded.  This is a hands-on session only for users who have an Apple iPhone or tablet.
Presenter:  Joe Hagaman    
Wednesday:  May 13               4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 556-7723      
UW Stout Library RM 111
Parking - Free parking is available at any meter in town after 4 PM (come early and put a dime in)
 
 

36.     Minnesota Orchestra Trip

The Minnesota Orchestra plays Beethoven’s 7th Symphony and Brahms’ 1st Piano Concerto with Garrick Ohlsson, one of the greatest pianists of our time.    Limit 56.
Coordinator:  Bill O’Neill            (715) 235-8040
Thursday:  May 21
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 starts at 11:00 a.m. We will allow time for lunch after and leave at 2:45.
Cost: $42. Does not include lunch or tip for driver.
 
 
37.    Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and Gertens Trip
 

See roses, peonies, over 300 crab trees, and thousands more blooming plants on an hour-long tour through the grounds of the Minnesota Arboretum.  Enjoy the aromas of spring.  Delight in the nature-inspired sculptures made entirely of LEGO bricks, this year‘s special Nature Connect exhibit.  Appreciate creator Sean Kenney’s artistic work and challenge your thinking about garden displays.  Savor a delicious lunch at Axel’s.  Learn about container gardening with edible and flowering plants at Gertens and shop for outdoor d├ęcor.   Limit 56.   
Coordinator:  Elizabeth Fischer         (715) 874-5633
Thursday:  May 28                
Bus departs 29 Pines at 7:15 a.m. and returns around 5:00 p.m.  
Bus leaves MarketPlace at 7:45 and arrives back at about 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $60. Does not include tip for driver.

 
38.     Juno and the Paycock at the Guthrie
 
This is Joe Dowling’s farewell production.  He has been the artistic director at the Guthrie for twenty years and made it the best theatrical complex in the world, according to no less an authority than me, your coordinator, Bill O’Neill, who also thinks this play is great.   Limit 56.
Coordinator:  Bill O’Neill            (715) 235-8040
Wednesday:  June 3
Bus departs 29 Pines at 9:00 a.m. and returns around 5:30 p.m.
Bus leaves Marketplace at 9:30 and arrives back about 5:00 p.m.  
Play starts at 1:00. We should have time for lunch when we get there.
Cost: $40. Lunch and driver’s tip are not included.
 
 
39.     Salsa:  The Infectious Cuban Music
 
Teresa will present a historical synopsis of the impact of salsa, one of the most popular Latin American rhythms and dance.  She will identify the roots of this rhythm and present a brief history of its famous performers and representative songs.  She will explain salsa’s influence on North American and Latin American music and play samples of the songs/music.   
Presenter:  Teresa Valenzuela
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633        Tuesday: June 9                1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street 
 
 
40.    Navigate Life III
 
Ever wonder how you've gotten to this place in your life? Did you have detours? Roadblocks? Roundabouts? How did you figure out how to get past them?   Lucy will help you better navigate your life's journey and have healthier relationships with your spouse, children, grandchildren, and friends.  She will show you how to become a better listener.  Lucy presents new material at each class, and you can join  the series at any time.
Presenter:  Lucy Weidner    
Wednesday:  June 10              1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
41.    Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park Trip
 
Visit the historical fur traders’ original site of the Montreal-based XY and North West companies along the Yellow River near Danbury, WI.  The visitors’ center houses a fur trade museum, exhibits of St. Croix Chippewa (Ojibwe) tribal history, and periodic Burnett County displays. The gift shop features books, artwork, wild rice, unique jewelry, and other historically-themed items for all ages.  We will have lunch at St. Croix Casino.   Limit 56.  
Coordinator:  Howard Lee            (715) 235-8841
Thursday:  June 11               
Bus departs 29 Pines at 7:30 a.m. and returns around 5:00 p.m. 
Bus leaves MarketPlace at 8:00 and arrives back about 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $33. Does not include tip for driver.
 
 
42.    Space at the Science Museum Trip
 
What does the future hold for humans and space travel? Space, a special exhibition and Omnitheater film, seeks to answer that question and more by exploring the challenges of living and working in space.  Space looks into current and future exploration and what is possible.  Experience walking in a rotating space lab, operating a robotic arm and drop tower, and manipulating other interactives that examine propulsion, gravity, and weightlessness.    Limit 56.   
Coordinator:  Elizabeth Fischer         (715) 874-5633
Tuesday:  June 16                
Bus departs 29 Pines at 8:00 a.m. and returns around 4:30 p.m.  
Bus leaves MarketPlace at 8:30 and arrives back about 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $37. Does not include lunch or tip for driver.
 
 
43.    Taste of Wood-fired Pizza and Wine

Learn about building and baking in a wood-fired oven.  Dave and Bonnie Dobbs of Firewoods Traveling Pizzeria will share their experiences using both their backyard oven and their traveling one.  They will also make us delicious wood-fired pizzas.  Donna Sachs will give us a vintner’s perspective on River Bend Winery and pour samples of her wines.  Enjoy lunch, two interesting presentations, and wine.  Soak in the summer, savor the beverage, and relax in a beautiful setting.    Limit 40 per session.  Sign up for one session only.     
Presenters: Dave and Bonnie Dobbs, Donna Sachs
Coordinator:  Elizabeth Fischer         (715) 874-5633
Wednesday:  July 8               A        11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday:  July 8               B        1:00  -  2:30 p.m.
River Bend Vineyard and Winery, 10439  33rd Ave., Chippewa Falls
Cost:  $20

 

44.    Historic Faribault and Woolen Mill Trip

After a pit stop en route at Keys Bakery, our first stop in Faribault will be the Rice County Museum where we will have a presentation by a staff member and see the museum.  Next we will tour the Faribault Woolen Mill where five generations of craftsmen have elevated the weaver’s art since 1865.  We’ll have lunch at Alexander’s.  Then  we’ll browse historic downtown, taking in the Cheese Cave and other interesting shops.  Limit 56.   
Coordinator:  Elizabeth Fischer         (715) 874-5633
Thursday:  July 16                
Bus departs 29 Pines at 7:00 a.m. and returns around 5:30 p.m.  
Bus leaves MarketPlace at 7:30 and arrives back about 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $50. Does not include tip for driver.

 

45.    The Music Man at the Guthrie

Seventy-six trombones and all that!  This is a very popular show.  We may have trouble with a capital T getting a ticket for this one.  We are taking two buses.  Limit 112.
Coordinator:  Bill O’Neill            (715) 235-8040
Wednesday:  July 29
Bus departs 29 Pines at 9:00 a.m. and returns around 5:30 p.m.
Bus leaves Marketplace at 9:30 and arrives back about 5:00 p.m.  
Play starts at 1:00. We should have time for lunch when we get there.
Cost: $40. Lunch and driver’s tip are not included.