CVLR Schedule - Menomonie

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Spring 2014
Menomonie
 

 
1.   Photos - Computer
 

Learn about getting digital pictures from camera to computer and then doing things such as saving, organizing, editing, printing, sharing, uploading and downloading, e-mailing, and creating presentations.  This is a  hands-on session using the Picasa software in a computer lab for those users who have a basic understanding of their computers’ operating system.   PC only.  Limit 20
Presenter: Joe Hagaman
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 235-4049
Thursday:   March 6                            4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Part 1)   6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (Part 2)
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).

 
2.   Social Media
 

Facebook is the world's largest social network, with over one billion users.  There are also dozens of other social networks urging us to link with others.  Your kids and grandkids have accounts and are probably bugging you to get one, too.  This hands-on class will help you learn how to use your account effectively and safely.  Note:  You must have a Facebook account prior to the class.   PC or Apple.  Limit 20
Presenter: Joe Hagaman
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 235-4049
Monday:  March 10                            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).


3.   Music of the 20th Century with Mark
 
A survey of music from the 20th century includes jazz and experimental music. Mark will demonstrate as he shares his insights about the last century’s  developing trends in music
Presenter: Mark Pruett                                                         
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman         (715) 235-4049
Tuesday: March 11                1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
First Congregational UCC Church sanctuary, 420 Wilson Ave.
 
 
4.   Computer Problems and Cool Tools
 
Is your computer behaving badly?  Learn how to keep your computer healthy, and, if it is ailing, ask your questions of a computer technology expert from 24/7 Telecom.  Also learn about the best tools and resources for your interests from the instructors and fellow classmates.  PC or Apple  Limit 30
Presenter: Joe Hagaman
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 235-4049
Tuesday:  March 11                 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.    Photo Books
 
For those who have taken the basic “Photos” class, this class will teach you how to make a bound photo book of that vacation you would like to share or a gift photo book for your favorite grandchild.   This is a hands-on session using Picasa and Snapfish software in a computer lab for those users who have a basic understanding of their computer operating system.  PC or Apple.  Limit 20
Presenter: Joe Hagaman
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 235-4049
Wednesday:   March 12             4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Part 1)  6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (Part 2)
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).
  

6.   Move to Amend

Move to Amend (MTA) is responding to the Supreme Counts ‘Citizens United’ decision and was formed in 2009.  It is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals committed to ending corporate rule and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests. Counties (including Dunn), Cities and States are joining the movement to amend the constitution. MTA is calling for an amendment to the US Constitution to unequivocally state that inalienable rights belong to human beings only (that "corporations are not people"), and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns. Chippewa Valley Move to Amend is an all-volunteer local affiliate of MTA working in Western Wisconsin for these goals. Counties (including Dunn), Cities and States are considering joining the movement to amend the constitution.  Come and learn about this important issue before the April election since it may be on the ballot.  Each person makes a difference.

Bio: Rich Spindler teaches mathematics part-time at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. In addition, he teaches in Gifted/Talented programs through Johns Hopkins University. Rich was a full-time assistant professor at Bemidji State University, and has worked in the private sector and in state government as an electrical engineer and computer programmer. Rich is chair of Chippewa Valley Move to Amend and is on the board of the Eau Claire Area School District.

Presenters: Michel Brandt and Richard Spindler
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 235-4049
Friday:  March 14                 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

 
 
7.    Home Media Systems
 
Like most people today, you probably already have several media devices:  a desktop computer, a laptop, a mobile phone, a radio, a digital camera, a tablet, a game console, and an HDTV. You probably already use your computer to view photos, play games, listen to music, and watch videos.  Take the next step and connect your devices!  This class will provide advice in setting up simple and more complex systems.         Limit 50
Presenters: Joe Hagaman and Best Buy staff
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 235-4049
Tuesday:  March 18                             1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E
 
 
8.   American History and Demographics: The Politics of Racism
 
These sessions will consist of two lectures and time for questions and discussion. The first session will focus mainly on antebellum southern politics with emphasis on the thinking of John C. Calhoun. These are the political roots of the Tea Party Republicans today. The second session will examine how these racist politics set limits on the accomplishments of FDR’s New Deal and are still playing out in present day Republican politics. A range of historical and contemporary analyses will be drawn on for the lectures.
Presenter: David Cook    
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 235-4049
Fridays:  March 21 and 28                 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E
 
 
9.   Ultimate G-mail
 
You can send.  You can receive, but are you getting the most out of your G-mail account?  Learn the basics and the advanced features of this powerful communication tool.  This is a hands-on session in a computer lab for those who have a G-mail account.  PC or Apple.  Limit 20
Presenter: Joe Hagaman
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 235-4049
Monday:  March 24                 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).
 
 
10.  Birding and Travels
 
Marie Young’s trip presentation will cover two locations she recently visited.  In New Zealand, a land “down under”, Marie arrived to spring in October and found a land of kiwis, silver-backed ferns, parrots, and penguins.  During her January trip to the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Marie enjoyed warm weather and hundreds of colorful birds.  She combined this birding trip with exploring four fascinating cities of the Mayan world:   Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Calakmul, and Palenque.  
Presenter: Marie Young
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins         (715) 235-8528
Tuesday:  March 25                10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
  
 
11.  Matanuska Colony Relocation Program
 

President Franklin D. Roosevelt implemented many programs through the New Deal to jumpstart the economy and get people back to work.  FDR used the Federal Relocation Program to give people a new start in life and populate remote areas of the country. The Matanuska Colony Project was a Federal Relocation Program that took residents living in the cutover regions of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, and relocated them to the Matanuska Colony in Alaska. Matt’s presentation will use primary sources to share the experiences of both sides of the project: someone that worked for the government and a family that moved.
Presenter:  Matt Carter
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Thursday:  March 27              1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street 

 
 
12.  Govins’ Lambing Farm Visit
 
When is the last time you have held a baby lamb or baby piglet? Besides these cuties you will see goats, an alpaca, and other critters.  You can hold anything that fits in your lap. Dress according to the weather as the barns aren't heated. The tour lasts an hour to an hour and a half, depending upon the number of questions.
Presenter: John Govin
Coordinator: Herb Ruscin            (715) 877-1642
Friday:  March 28                 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Govins’ Meats and Berries, 6134 670th Ave. Menomonie
(Off Hwy B between I-94 and Hwy 29)
Cost:  $6
 
 
13.  The Draw Squad
 
Come if you like to draw or want to learn more about drawing.  Bring a picture of your favorite pet or animal.  We will emphasize drawing cats and using shadow and light.  We will be using the seven magic elements.  Number two pencils and computer paper will be provided.  Or you could bring your own utensils.   
Presenter: Betty Verdon
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins         (715) 235-8528
Wednesday:  April 2                10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
14.  Origami Card Box
 
Recycle Christmas and greeting cards by making them into Origami card boxes.   Make a box and a lid by measuring, cutting, and folding.  Join us and have fun.  Bring your supplies of two or three Christmas or greeting cards, 12" ruler, pencil, eraser, and scissors. Limit 20
Presenter:  Darlene Furrer
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 235-4049
Thursday:  April 3                1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E
 
 
15.   Foreign Affairs - Menomonie
 

We will discuss the following topics after watching the Foreign Policy Association's Great Discussions 2014 videos:  1) Defense Technology, 2) Israel and the U.S., 3)  Turkey's Challenges, 4) Islamic Awakening
Presenters:  Jacq Collins (715) 632-2458
                     Marv Lansing (715) 643-3302
                   David Cook (715) 235-7669                    Coordinator: Margy Hagaman         (715) 235-4049
Fridays:  April 4, 11, 25, and May 2        10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E 

 
16.   Cyrano at Park Square Theater Trip
 

Set in the 1460’s, with a swashbuckling hero, a passionate love story, and, as with all love stories, complications. Great fun.  Limit 55
Coordinator:  Bill O’Neill            (715) 235-8040
Sunday:  April 6
Bus departs 29 Pines at 10:00 a.m. and returns around 5:30 p.m.
Pick up at MarketPlace at 10:45.  We arrive back about 5:00 p.m.  
Play starts at 2:00 p.m. We will have time for lunch when we get there.
Cost: only $32. Does not include lunch or tip for driver. 

 
17.    Understanding Medicare Coverage
 
Learn what services Medicare covers and the requirements for coverage.  We will also look at Medicare Summary Notices, and Explanation of Benefits documents from Insurance companies and discuss how to compare them with bills you receive.  Lastly, we will talk about what to do if you disagree with your bill.
Presenter:  Margea Schultz, Dunn County Benefit Specialist
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 235-4049
Tuesday:  April 8                1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E
 
 
18.    Mosaic Clay Pot
 
This class will be a hands on experience with many supplies provided.  You can bring your own dishes you wish to break or use the supply provided.  This is a two-day class.   The first day will be gluing mosaic pieces to a pot, and the second day will be  putting grout in to finish the piece.
Presenter: Betty Verdon
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins         (715) 235-8528
Thursdays:  April 10 and 17            10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
Cost:  $15
 
 
19.  History of Mining around Lake Superior
 
Bill will focus his presentation on the early history of mining in Northern Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan.  Hurley and Hibbing are a couple of the mining areas that Bill will cover.  He will discuss what was mined, the methods of mining, and the aftermath of these mining operations.  This review of early mining may help us evaluate regulations for mining in the twenty-first century.  Bill says the book, Great Lakes Reader by Walter Havighurst, is a good resource.                 
Presenter:  Bill Hable
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Thursdays:  April 10 and 17          1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
20.    Minnesota's Greatest Generation Exhibit Trip
 
First, we will visit Minnesota's History Center, housed in a building considered to be one of Minnesota's finest.  Next, we will tour Cathedral of Saint Paul, one of the most distinctive cathedrals in the United States.  We will finish the day with a guided bus trip of Summit Avenue, the longest stretch of Gilded Age mansions remaining  in our country.  Lunch will be on your own at the Cafe Minnesota in the History Center.  Limit 55
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins         (715) 235-8528
Wednesday:  April 16
Bus departs 29 Pines at 8:15 a.m. and returns around 4:45 p.m.
Pick up at MarketPlace at 9:00.  We arrive back about 4:15 p.m.  .
Cost: only $32. Does not include lunch or tip for driver.
 
 
21.    Guided Tour of Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum
 
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 and museum staff     
Wednesday:  April 23              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.
 
 
22.    Old and New in the Garden   
 

Did you know nearly 20% of materials entering U.S. landfills are food scraps and 7% are yard refuse? Much of this organic material can easily be composted to reduce waste and create beneficial soil amendments for the garden. Join us for a presentation and demonstration on backyard composting. We will also discuss some of the newest perennial varieties available for the 2014 growing season. New variations of tried and true plants are always an exciting way to liven up the garden!
Presenter:  Melissa Burke                                                      
Coordinator:  Elizabeth Fischer        (715) 874-5633
Thursday:  April 24                2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

  
23.    History of Bachata
 

Teresa and Fabio Valenzuela will present a historical synopsis of the impact of Bachata, one of the most popular Caribbean rhythms  and dance of the 21st century.  The power point presentation includes the history of famous performers and representative songs of each period during the development of Bachata.  Samples of the songs/music will be played.  Teresa and Fabio are both from the Dominican Republic, where Bachata originated.
Presenters:  Teresa and Fabio Valenzuela     
Wednesday:  April 30              2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

 
 
24.   Art in Bloom:  Minneapolis Institute of Art Trip
 
Travel to one of the finest art museums in the nation's Art in Bloom.  Floral designers showcase their artistry by creating fresh floral arrangements to complement  master works. Enjoy the art and fresh flowers, guided by docents.  James Farmer from Kathleen Georgia will present a program called "Splendid Spring-A time for Renewal."  He is a landscape designer, gardener, floral and interior designer, cook, author, and lifestyle expert.  Farmer has appeared on the NBC's Today Show, Kathy Lee and Hoda, Paula Deen's show, HDTV and in Southern Living Magazine. Gourmet box lunch in the Wells Fargo Room included.   Limit 55
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins         (715) 235-8528
Thursday:  May 1
Bus departs 29 Pines at 8:15 a.m. and returns around 5:00 p.m.
Pick up at MarketPlace at 8:45.  We arrive back about 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $77. Does not include tip for driver.
 
 
25.    American Sign Language Appreciation
 
As an overview, we won't be learning how to sign but about signing.  What it is, and what it isn't. We'll cover learning your name and some basics as takeaways and enough information to enthuse you to pursue more on your own and share the resources to do so. We'll also cover etiquette, differences between ASL and Signed English, translating and transliterating, and regional signs. Even if you have excellent hearing, you will find situations where this visual and beautiful language is unbelievably helpful!
Presenter:  Jan Pesek-Herriges                                                     
Coordinator:  Jan O’Neill            (715) 235-8040
Monday:  May 5                1:30 - 3:00 p.m.  
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E
 
 
26.    Poetry Techniques VI
 
This term the class leaders will focus on the styles, subject matter, and themes of three diverse poets.  Sharon will examine Edgar Lee Masters’ work, primarily his Spoon River collection.  Eva likes Carl Sandburg’s use of language and style and will select excellent examples for discussion.  Judy has chosen Mary Oliver, a modern poet who has won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.  Oliver’s pieces illustrate the quiet occurrences in nature.  Class members will have the opportunity to write in the style of these poets and share their results with the class.    
Presenters:  Sharon R. Lowry, Eva Mewes, Judy Ristow
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Tuesdays:  May 6, 13, 20, and 27         10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th E
 
 
27.    Refire, Don't Retire
 
What if your retirement years could be the most exciting, fulfilling and rewarding years of your life? It’s all possible when you “refire” instead of retire!  Traditional” retirement isn't for everyone.  Many still want to make a meaningful contribution and be appreciated and valued for their “work”.  Does this sound like you? Learn how to contribute in a powerful, meaningful way and still have time to play.
Presenter: Larry Freeborg, Life on Purpose Mentor
Coordinator: Elizabeth Spader        (715) 235-7003    
Tuesday: May 6                1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th E
 
 
28.   Navigate Life II
 
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 briefly review what was covered during last fall’s sessions.  She will build on navigating your life's journey and how you can have healthy relationships with your spouse, children, grandchildren, and friends.  "I've found I'm a better listener, and, as a result, I have an improved relationship with my children and grandchildren,” says someone who has taken this class.  Attendance last fall is not required to sign up for these sessions.
Presenter:  Lucy Weidner    
Thursdays:  May 8 and 15              1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
29.   Zestful People
 
Are you a person of curiosity who looks out for ways to bring more joy into your life and the lives of others? Joan will set the stage with stories and encourage others to share their experiences. Zest often comes in three parts: An adventure that you think about/plan, the fun of taking action/doing, and the resulting warm memories. We are all artists of our own lives connecting with others who are like-minded.  This is great way to spend some time.  

Bio: Joan has been a trainer for Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and out of that material came her long time interest in zestful activities. She has been married for 58 years and she and Dick have 4 grown daughters and 10 grandchildren. She is the author of two books, one for grandparents and the other for women.     

Presenter: Joan Fleming
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 235-4049
Wednesday:  May 14             10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

 
 
30.    Proof of the Afterlife
 

Have you ever wondered if we really do exist after death?  Have you seen or felt the spirit of a loved one after they passed?  During this two- hour presentation, Diana Palm will be discussing the afterlife and sharing photographic and audio evidence of soul survival.  Find out what it means when a spirit is at peace and what to do if it is not.  Diana's work is always focused on healing and helping the spirit world as well as the living loved ones left behind.  Please bring  your questions and share your experiences in a loving and supporting environment.
Presenter: Diana Palm
Coordinator: Elizabeth Spader        (715) 235-7003    
Wednesday: May 14            1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

 
 
31.    Green Burials
 
Are you intrigued with the concept of home burials?  This presentation will focus on one woman's experience of caring for her dying mother and partner at home and conducting a home funeral and burial for her partner.  Rules and regulations differ by location, but informational resources and contacts will also be provided.
Presenters: Jeanne Rothaupt and Terri Golon
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman          (715) 235-4049
Tuesday:  May 20                 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th E
 
 
32.    Old Style Poetry
 
We’ll take a look at some poems that have regular rhythm and sometimes even rhyme. I’ll bring copies of poems to read and discuss.
Presenter: Bill O’Neill
Coordinator:  Bill O’Neill            (715) 235-8040
Thursday:  May 22                 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E
 
 
33.    Potters Field
 
Potters Field is the final resting place of some of the people who spent time at the Dunn County Asylum for the Chronic Insane or the Dunn County Poor Farm or who died without resources to be buried.  Sofi and Dave will give a brief history of the asylum, poor house and farm, and Potters Field.  They will take a look at the lives of some of the specific people laid to rest in Potters.  They will also update us on the Friends of Potters Field project, its mission, progress, and future plans.
Presenters:  Sofi Doane and Dave Williams    
Wednesday:  May 28               10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
34.    Soaring with Russell Four Eagles
 
Russell Four Eagles will present original medicine, healing, the creation story, the medicine wheel, and the latest development with Lymes disease from the Native American perspective.  A medicine man who studied herbs and energy for twenty-eight years with his Oneida Grandmother, Russell Four Eagles is the 202nd grandchild medicine person in his family. He lives in Spooner where he runs Soaring Eagles Wellness Healing Center.
Presenter: Russell Four Eagles
Coordinator: Elizabeth Spader        (715) 235-7003        
Thursday: June 5                1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
  

35.     Our Country’s Good at the Guthrie Trip

In the penal colony of Sydney in 1789 prisoners put on a play that rapidly becomes reality. Based on a true story, this performance celebrates the 25th anniversary of its performance at London’s Royal Court Theatre, where it won the Play of the Year Award.  Limit 55
Coordinator:  Bill O’Neill            (715) 235-8040
Wednesday:  June 11
Bus departs 29 Pines at 9:30 a.m. and returns around 5:30 p.m.
Pick up at MarketPlace at 10:00.  We arrive back about 5:00 p.m.  
Play starts at 1:00 p.m. We will arrive at the Guthrie in time for lunch.
Cost: $45. Does not include lunch or tip for driver.
 
 

36.     How to Publish Your Book

In today’s dynamic publishing environment, you have many options in publishing your book.  What are these options?  Where do you start?  What are the considerations in choosing one option over another?  Elizabeth Fischer, president of Monarch Tree Publishing, will offer information on publishing and guidelines in making these decisions.
Presenter:  Elizabeth Fischer        
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer           (715) 874-5633
Thursday:  June 19                 1:30  – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
37.    Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Trip
 

A guide will board the bus and narrate our two-hour tour through the grounds of the Minnesota Arboretum.  We wil stop at the sculpture garden and a couple of other gardens.  Afterward, we will have time to stroll around the carefully-tended beds near the Visitors’ Center.  We’ll enjoy a special lunch at Axel’s and stop for ice cream on our way home.  Limit 55   
Coordinator:  Elizabeth Fischer         (715) 874-5633
Thursday:  June 26                
Depart 29 Pines at 7:30 a.m. and return around 5:30 p.m.  
Pick up at MarketPlace at 8:00.  We arrive back at about 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $49. Does not include tip for driver.    

 
38.     Three Garden Trip
 
We will visit three gardens.  First we will see a garden with two ponds and a waterfall.  Next, we will visit a garden brimming with spectacular lillies.  Then we’ll enjoy a delicious, relaxing lunch.  On the way back, we will stop at a very large hosta garden.  At each stop, the gardeners will give a brief talk and answer our questions.  Limit 55
Coordinator:  Elizabeth Fischer         (715) 874-5633
Thursday:  July 10
Depart MarketPlace at 9:30.  We arrive back at about 4:30 p.m.
Pick up at 29 Pines at 10:00 a.m. and return around 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $27. Does not include tip for driver.
 
 
39.  Bakken Museum and Street Car Museum Trip
 
Visit the Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life and find out about Earl Bakken who developed the first wearable, external, battery-powered, transistorized pacemaker.  Experience Ben Franklin’s Electricity Party and Frankenstein’s Laboratory.  Tour the West Winds mansion which houses the museum and stroll through the four outside gardens.  Enjoy a special lunch.  Ride the streetcar between Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet and see the street cars in the streetcar museum.  Limit 55   
Coordinator:  Elizabeth Fischer         (715) 874-5633
Thursday:  July 24               
Bus departs 29 Pines at 7:30.  We arrive back at about 5:00 p.m.
Pickup at MarketPlace at 8:00 a.m. and return around 4:30 p.m. 
Cost: $49. Does not include tip for driver.
 
 
40.  My Fair Lady  at the Guthrie Trip
 
A musical based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. This is one of the all-time most popular shows.   Limit 55
Coordinator:  Bill O’Neill            (715) 235-8040
Wednesday:  August 6
Bus departs 29 Pines at 9:30 a.m. and return around 5:30 p.m.
Pick up at MarketPlace at 10:00.  We arrive back about 5:00 p.m. 
Play starts at 1:00 p.m. We will arrive at the Guthrie in time for lunch.
Cost: $45. Does not include lunch or tip for driver.