CVLR Schedule - Menomonie

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Fall 2015
Menomonie
 

 
1.   Poetry IX - Types, Topics, and Techniques
 

Pat will review the villanelle poetic form which has a definite rhyme scheme and repetition of lines.  By following the pattern, you will create a rich, meaningful villanelle.  Jill will discuss nature poetry.  The natural world has inspired poets across the centuries.  Yvonne will present examples of black poets.  The unique voices of these poets will broaden our awareness of their cultural experience.  Return to class this fall ready to discuss, write, and share your poetry. .
Presenters: Patricia Smith, Jill Noreen, and Yvonne Nelson
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Tuesdays:  Sept. 1, 8, 15, and 22          10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

 
2.   Befriend Bluebirds
 

Terry has many years of experience building and checking bluebird nest boxes.  This year he has been checking over four hundred thirty-five.  He will discuss the habits and habitat of the Eastern bluebird, the first migrating bird to arrive in the spring and the last one to leave our area in the fall.  He'll have photos of nestlings at various stages of development.  In addition, he will describe how to build a nest box and where to place it to maximize the likelihood that bluebirds will use it.   
Presenter: Terry Glanzman
Coordinator:  Elizabeth K. Fischer        (715) 874-5633
Wednesday: September 2            1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street


3.   Stay Sharp Continued
 
By popular demand, MJ is back with more ideas and activities to help us stay sharp!  Studies have shown that when we reach our 40’s we are experiencing cognitive decline.  MJ says that we can stop this decline and reverse it through cognitive exercises.  We will learn what to do to maintain and improve our mental acuity.  We will perform exercises in class, and you will receive ideas of how to stay sharp.    
Presenter:  MJ Moravec, Certified Cognitive Skills Trainer
Coordinator:  Elizabeth K. Fischer        (715) 874-5633
Wednesday:  September 9              10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
4.   Past Lives:  Real or Imaginary?
 
Kathleen will share her exploration of the concept of previous lifetimes.  She will explain the belief that past lives impact our current life.  She has found that examining past lifetimes helps us understand our current attitudes.  We can recognize them, choose to release them, and accept new ways of designing our world.  Share your insights, learn, laugh, and lighten up!  
Presenter: Kathleen LeDuc                                                    
Coordinator:  Elizabeth K. Fischer        (715) 874-5633
Wednesday:  September 9                                1:30 - 3:00 p.m.   
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
5.    Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy 
 
Genealogy is a journey of discovery that can teach you as much about yourself as about those who came before you. This class, consisting of two sessions, will help you get organized and start your family research or organize your previous research. Learn methods of recording family history from various sources including interviews, local sources, internet websites and more. Which sources should you use—or trust?  You will have access to the Dunn County Genealogical Society Library for this class.     
Presenters:  June Novak and Sue Beety, Dunn County Genealogical Society
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Thursdays:  September 10 and 17          10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
  

6.   Japan: Culture and Customs

Japan is a lovely, ancient culture with customs far different from our own and perhaps mysterious to us. Cynthia will share her experiences, from the Toshogo Shrine World Heritage Site to the meticulous Tea Ceremony to seating a group in a restaurant J.  Visit Buddhist and Shinto temples and learn indigenous Shinto beliefs. Find out how Japanese schools differ from ours in their practices and expectations.  See Cynthia’s many Japanese artifacts.  
Presenter: Cynthia Barber    
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins         (715) 235-8528
Friday: September 11             10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

 
 
7.    Guided Tour of Remodeled Menomonie High School 
 
Menomonie High School has recently gone through a two-year, 21.6 million dollar, remodeling project. Walk through the newly remodeled office, new career center, 10,000 sq. ft. student commons, gym, music areas, locker rooms and alternate athletic entrance, greenhouse, agricultural education, technology education, and  business areas.  Meet at the front entrance.  Because of limited parking, please car pool.  Park to the right of the flagpole.  
Presenter:  David Munoz, Principal     
Coordinator:  Howard D. Lee         (715) 235-8841    
Monday: September 14             10:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Menomonie High School, 1715 5th Street West
 
 
8.   Recreation and Music Therapy
 

Learn about how therapeutic recreation and music therapy are provided to residents at the Neighbors of Dunn County.  Hear Chuck and Quinton’s explanation of how activities, outings, games, and music  enhance residents’ lives.  Watch live demonstrations by the resident bell ringers.  Take a short tour of the facilities.  Meet in the community room inside the front entrance of the gold building.  Limit 30   
Presenters:  Chuck Ausman, Recreation  Therapist, and Quinton Kase, Music Therapist of the Neighbors of Dunn County.    
Coordinator:  Howard D. Lee         (715) 235-8841    
Monday: September 14             1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
The Neighbors of Dunn County, 2901 Forbes Avenue

 
9.   Beyond Bagpipes:  A Glimpse into Scotland Beyond the Cliches
 
Love at first sight does happen!  From the first moment she arrived in January 2015, Leslie Norris began a love affair with Scotland that flourished with each passing day of the five months she lived there. Through photographs, stories, music, and a wee bit of baking magic, Leslie will give you a glimpse into some of the sights, sounds, history, and tastes of this richly complex, historically significant, beautiful, moving, and magical land she loves.
Presenter: Leslie Norris    
Coordinator: Elizabeth Spader         (715) 235-7003
Tuesday: September 15             1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
10.  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 topic and dates are in this order: 1) The US and Africa, the rise and fall of Obamamania on Sept. 18,  2) Syria’s refugee crisis on Sept. 25, 3) Human trafficking, a serious challenge to humanity on Oct. 2, 4) Brazil in metamorphosis on Oct. 9.
Presenters: Paul Helgeson, Bill Neverdahl, Howard Lee            Coordinator: Margy Hagaman         (715) 235-4049
Fridays: Sept 18 and 25  Oct 2 and 9    10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

  
 
11.  Chippewa Valley Invasive Species
 

Invasive plants are affecting everyone.  Chris will discuss the invasive plants affecting local properties including Wakanda Park.  He will talk about how to identify an invasive plant, and when, why, and where they grow.  After the presentation, we will look at multiple invasives in Wakanda Park, including bush honeysuckles, buckthorn, and garlic mustard.  Learn about the invasive species in the Chippewa Valley and the Lower Chippewa Invasive Partnership, Inc. (LCIP).    
Presenter:  Chris Gaetze, Conservation Planner, Dunn County Land & Water Conservative Division                                                
Coordinator:  Howard D. Lee         (715) 235-8841    
Monday: September 21             1:30 - 3:00 p.m.   
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

 
 
12.  Ride the New Bike Trail around Lake Menomin
 
Ride with others on the new trail around Lake Menomin that opens in August.  Be ready to begin the ride at the Red Cedar Trail Depot on Highway 29 just west of the Red Cedar River at 10:00 a.m.  The ride will be less than ten miles total.  You will find plenty of parking.  Bring water and your helmets.
Leaders:  Don Kuether and Fred Ochs    
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman         (715) 309-8030
Wednesday, September 23             10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Rain date is Wednesday, September 30
Meet at the Depot in Menomonie on Highway 29
 
 
13.  Pottery Museum of Red Wing and Pepin Heights Orchard Trip
 
Visit the world-famous Pottery Museum of Red Wing and find out why pottery started and flourished in that city.  See more than 6,000 historic pieces of stoneware, art pottery, dinnerware, and folk art.  Take your photo beside two 70 gallon jugs.  See the summer kitchen exhibit.  Enjoy a delicious lunch at the St. James Hotel.  Shop for apples and cider at Pepin Heights Orchard.  Top the day off at Nelson Cheese.  Limit 112
Coordinator:  Elizabeth K. Fischer        (715) 874-5633
Thursday:  September 24
The bus departs 29 Pines at 8:00 a.m. and returns around 5:30 p.m.
Pick up is at Marketplace at 8:30.  We arrive back at about 5:00 p.m.  
Cost: $44 includes lunch but does not include tip for driver.
 
 
14.  Author-led Discussion of his book A Step Inside My Altoona
 
This is an encore presentation of Herb’s spring talk in Eau Claire.  He grew up in Altoona across from the Catholic grade school he attended for eight years.  How was he able to break almost all the Ten Commandments while living so close to the godliness of thirteen nuns? Herb will share some of the episodes from A Step Inside My Altoona, his book that is filled with interesting stories of his growing up in Altoona.  Maybe he’ll even give you some tips on how to write your own memoir.  
Presenter:  Herb Ruscin
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Monday:  September 28              10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
15.   Cooking with Monica:  Fresh Ideas for Apples
 

Try fresh ideas from Monica with your apples this fall.  Make edible apple roses, which are like a little pie.  We will use thin apple slices and roll them up slightly.  After being baked, they look like a rose.  Create perfect caramel sauce and gourmet caramel apples.  Add apples to savory dinners with apple spice pork chops and carrot apple slaw.  Bake apple chips.  Learn the secrets to making these dishes and more, sample them, and get the recipes.  Limit 50.
Presenter: Monica Gean
Coordinator:  Elizabeth Fischer         (715) 874-5633
Monday:  September 28            1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center cafeteria, 1412 6th Street E
Cost:  $15  

 
16.  Local Transit in Dunn County
 

Kent Conklin, the transit manager, will explain the evolution, challenges, and opportunities of the system, created in 2010.  The presentation will include a description of the regular scheduled route service, the Menomonie door stop bus, the county volunteer driver program, key system performance measures, and how to ride the buses and use the bike racks.  Following a brief presentation and discussion, we will ride a bus on one of the Menomonie scheduled routes.
Presenter: Kent Conklin, Dunn County Transit Manager    
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman         (715) 309-8030    
Tuesday:  September 29            10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

 
17.    Minnesota Orchestra Trip   
 
The Minnesota Orchestra will play Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony.  These are two of your coordinator’s all-time favorites. 
Limit 112.
Coordinator:  Bill O’Neill            (715) 235-8040
Thursday:  October 1
The bus departs 29 Pines at 8:30 a.m. and returns around 5:30 p.m.
Pick up is at Marketplace at 9:00.  We arrive back at about 5:00 p.m.  
Matinee starts at 11:00 a.m. We will have time for lunch after the performance.
Cost: $45. Lunch and driver’s tip are not included.
 
 
18.    Weight Management Is Health Management!
 
Your health is in your hands!  Eighty percent or more of the people admitted to the hospital have weight as a root cause.  Diane Dressel, who frequently appears on TV, will explain weight control options that Mayo encourages you to use to reduce your health risks.
Presenter:  Diane Dressel, RDN, Mayo Health System
Coordinator:  Howard D. Lee         (715) 235-8841    
Friday: October 2                  1:30 - 3:00 p.m.   
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street 
 
 
19.  The Poetry of William Butler Yeats
 
We will be reading and discussing some of Yeats’s poems. Participants should buy a book of his poems. Recommended: William Butler Yeats Selected Poems and Four Plays. You can buy this book from Amazon.
Presenter:  Bill O’Neill
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Mondays:  October 5, 12, and 19          1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center cafeteria, 1412 6th Street E
 
 
20.   Book Disussion on The Healing of America:  A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care
 
T..R. Reid published this book in 2009, and it still has much to teach us.  It is not simply a choice between our American model and socialized medicine.  Reid finds four general choices.   By Reid's analysis, the American system, despite Obamacare, is still lacking in its failure to ask and answer the primary question of morality:  Is health care a fundamental human right?  Let's discuss Reid's book and then write our own outline for what American Health Care should look like.  Perhaps we can do better than the politicians.    
Presenters: Jacq Collins and Lou Frase
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman         (715) 235-4049    
Tuesdays:  October 6 and 13        10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E
 
 
21.   Two Local Baseball Stars
 
Author Joe Niese will discuss his book research about two local baseball stars, Burleigh Grimes and Andy Pafko.  Though born and raised on farms just miles apart in western Wisconsin, these two couldn’t have been more different. Grimes was a combative, spitballing pitcher who was quick to quarrel or even throw a punch. He played for seven teams over his nineteen-year career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1964. The likable Pafko was a five-time All-Star, having played for the Cubs, Dodgers, and Braves.
Presenter:  Joe Niese
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Tuesday:  October 6              1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
22.    Mental Health:  What Is It and What Can We Do about It? 
 

Jennifer received her master’s degree at UW Stout in Mental Health Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and also licensed in substance abuse counseling.  In this seminar she will explain the most current theories of mental health disorders and what we can do to help ourselves maintain positive mental health.  As this will be an interactive activity, bring your curiosity and questions.
Presenter:  Jennifer Coyne
Coordinators: Joyce Robbins         (715) 235-8528
Wednesday: October 7            1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

  
23.    Fall Colors Boat Trip and Winery Visit
 

Relax amid spectacular fall colors during a two-hour boat trip on the St. Croix River.  The boat departs from the dock in downtown Stillwater.  During the trip, we will enjoy a specially-prepared lunch.  Upon our return, we will visit the award-winning St. Croix Winery for wine tasting and shopping.  The fee includes bus, boat trip, lunch, and wine tasting. Limit 112
Coordinator:  Elizabeth Fischer         (715) 874-5633
Thursday:  October 8
The bus departs 29 Pines at 9:00 a.m. and returns around 5:00 p.m.
Pick up is at Marketplace at 9:30 a.m. We arrive back about 4:30 p.m.
Cost:  $63 does not tip for driver.

 
 
24.   Five Weeks on a Motorcycle in the Southeastern U. S. Staying in Southern Homes
 
Riding a motorcycle and staying in the homes of others is a different way to travel.  These factors add to the fun of the trip. We had a difficult time deciding what was the best part of the trip. We loved the freedom of the motorcycle, the open air, the back roads, the many sights visited, the delight of meeting new people every night, and spending time getting to know them. Come and share our adventure with us.   
Presenters: Elizabeth and Dennis Spader    
Coordinator: Elizabeth Spader         (715) 235-7003
Wednesday: October 14             10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
25.    Benefits and Risks of Supplement Use in the Older Adult: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?  
 
This program will explore potential benefits as well as possible risks of dietary supplement use in the older adult. Discover where to find credible information on dietary supplements. Learn how to determine whether a dietary supplement will meet your needs.
Presenters:  Karen Ostenso, PhD, RD. UW-Stout Dietetics Program Director, and Amanda Schmidt, MS, RD, UW-Stout Dietetics Internship Program Director
Coordinator:  Howard D. Lee         (715) 235-8841    
Wednesday: October 14              1:30 - 3:00 p.m.   
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E
 
 
26.    Tour the New Menomonie Market Food Co-op
 
Join staff from Menomonie Market Food Co-op for an engaging and informative tour of the brand new store.  Tour the beautiful classroom facility upstairs and see the behind-the-scenes areas of the building. Learn about the sustainable features of the building and equipment, how the new store will better serve its members and build our local economy, and the principles and values that keep co-ops strong all over the world.  And, of course, try some delicious food samples!
Limit 20 per day.  Sign up for one day only.
Presenter:  Menomonie Market Food Co-op Staff
Coordinator:  Sally Felling                (715) 962-4314
Monday:  October 19    A         10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Thursday:  October 22    B         10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Menomonie Market Food Co-op, 814 Main Street
 
 
27.    Professional Wrestling and Its Wacky Characters from Minnesota to Menomonie
 
Why were Minnesota and the Midwest, a land known for its stoic farmers, reasonable politics, and comfortable casseroles, a hotbed of the wacky and wild world of professional wrestling? Author and historian George Schire, Minnesota Golden Age of Wrestling: From Verne Gagne and the Road Warrior, and Dustyn Dubuque will speak on professional wrestling in the Midwest over the past century. They will tag-team this topic and take a trip down memory lane in the world of professional wrestling.
Presenters:  George Schire, author, and Dustyn Dubuque, Dunn County Historical Society Education and Programming Coordinator
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Tuesday:  October 20              1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
28.   Apple Smartphones and Tablets
 
Are you getting the most out of your smartphone or tablet?  The latest IOS9 operating system has many features that you may not know about but would find useful.  Also, iTunes has over one million apps that can be downloaded.  This is a hands-on session for users who have an Apple iPhone or tablet.  
Presenters:  Joe Hagaman and Doug Hyde
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman         (715) 235-4049    
Wednesday:  October 21            3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Road
 
 
29.   Ageless Fitness
 
Jordan loves to get people moving and make doing so fun!  He will discuss practical ways to help you maintain and even improve your overall health. He will examine ways to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. He will show you creative ways to exercise safely without any specialized equipment or gadgets. The goal for this class is for you to find ways to improve your strength, flexibility, and balance for everyday living.  Bring two cans of soup to use as hand-weights.  
Presenter: Jordan Herrick  
Coordinator:  Sally Felling                (715) 962-4314    
Friday:  October 23                 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
30.    Cooking with Monica:  A New Look at Pumpkins 
 

Take a new look at pumpkins with Monica’s ideas.  Chill refreshing dairy-free pumpkin ice cream.  Make pumpkin pie pop tarts to share with your grandchildren.  Stir up tasty pumpkin chili with black beans.  Learn the best way to process raw pumpkin.  Have fun with others in class as we make these dishes, hear Monica’s tips, and enjoy tasty samples.  Leave with the knowledge and recipes to wow your family this fall.  Limit 50.
Presenter: Monica Gean
Coordinator:  Elizabeth Fischer         (715) 874-5633
Monday:  October 26            1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center cafeteria, 1412 6th Street E
Cost:  $15  

 
 
31.    Creating a Media Presentation
 
Are you thinking of creating a media presentation for a group or family?  Microsoft PowerPoint will cost you $100, but 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 with your laptop or one provided in the class.  PC or Apple  Limit 20  
Presenter:  Joe Hagaman                 
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman         (715) 235-4049    
Tuesday:  October 27            3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Road
 
 
32.     Spreading the Rule of Law to Developing Democracies
 
The United States Agency for International Development, USAID, supports Rule of Law programs in numerous aspiring democracies.  John Kostouros, former Communications Director for the Minnesota Judicial Branch, has served as an expert advisor for two of those programs in Kosovo and Myanmar.  He will share his experiences and perspectives, emphasizing the contrast between these two nations in today's world.                
Presenter: John Kostouros    
Coordinator: Elizabeth Spader         (715) 235-7003
Wednesday: October 28             10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
33.    Android Smartphones and Tablets
 
Are you getting the most out of your smartphone or tablet?  The latest operating system has many features that you may not know about but would find useful.  Google Play also has over one million apps that can be downloaded.  This is a hands-on session for users who have an Android phone or tablet.  
Presenters:  Joe Hagaman and Doug Hyde
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman         (715) 235-4049    
Wednesday:  October 28            3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Road
 
 
34.    Behind the Scenes of Postcards from the Past
 
Menomonie author/photographer David Tank will talk about how he took the pictures for his popular new book Postcards from the Past: Then and Now Pictures of Menomonie, Wisconsin. David will also share some tips for taking your own then-and-now photos and give you a sneak peek of what he’s working on for Volume Two of Postcards from the Past. Bring along your own postcards that you think might work for a future edition of a book.                   
Presenter:  David Tank
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Thursday:  October 29              1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
  

35.     Jewelry Making:  Spiro Pendant

Carmen from A Cute Bead will show you how to create this simple yet  beautiful necklace pendant!  Inspired by the Spirograph and String Art from the 60’s & 70’s, you will learn this simple wire weave to encase your Swarovski Crystal centerpiece using a flat gear.  This pendant makes a great Christmas gift!  Don’t be intimidated.  Creating a pendant is easier than it sounds!  Look at cvlr.org for a picture of the pendant.  Limit 10.   Click here to see photo of spiro pendant.
Presenter: Carmen  Tubeszewski    
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins         (715) 235-8528    
Monday:  November 2        A    1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Monday:  November 9        B    1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E
Cost:  $25
 
 

36.     Sister Act at Chanhassen Dinner Theater

Sister Act, a Broadway musical comedy, is the amazing smash hit described as, “Ridiculously fun, sensational, breathlessly cheerful entertainment, and a feel good crowd-pleaser worth celebrating.”  The fee includes bus, lunch, and show. Limit 100.
Coordinator:  Bill O’Neill            (715) 235-8040
Wednesday:  November 4
The bus departs 29 Pines at 9:15 a.m. and returns around 5:30 p.m.
Pick up is at Marketplace at 9:45.  We arrive back at about 5:00 p.m.  
Cost: $80. Driver’s tip is not included.
 
 
37.    Goodbye Forever: Notes from the Great Adventure Author-led Book Discussion
 

Mary Riordan will talk about her newly published book, Goodbye Forever: Notes from the Great Adventure.  Mary and her sister Beth traveled to Europe in 1966 when Mary was 24 and Beth was 22.  They went to school, traveled extensively, and worked for three months as housemaids in a Swiss chalet. Both wrote home regularly, and their mother saved the letters which form the basis of the book.  Mary will also talk about the experience of self-publishing.
Presenter: Mary Riordan  
Coordinator:  Sally Felling                (715) 962-4314    
Thursday:  November 5            10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

 
38.     Recycling Solvents and Hazardous Materials
 
Bill has been a consulting engineer at WRR Environmental Services for many years.  He will discuss how industrial solvents are recycled using evaporators, distillation systems, and dryers.  He will also explain how other hazardous industrial wastes are handled.  Session A is an informational class at the museum in Menomonie and has no limits on attendance.  Sessions B and C are tours of WRR in Eau Claire.  Limit 20 per tour.  You may sign up for the class and a tour, or just sign up for one and not the other.
Presenter:  Bill Hable
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Thursday:  November 5                   A    1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street

Coordinator:  Herb Ruscin            (715) 877-1642
Thursday:  November 12        B    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday:  November 12        C    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Limit 20 per tour.  Sign up for one time only.
Tours at WRR, 5200 State Road 93, Eau Claire

 
 
39.     Sew with Bo - Bargello Quilt
 
Get ready for a "Bargello Quilt!"  It will look like a rainbow!   You will be using either jelly rolls or fabric of your choosing - ranging from light to dark.  Bo will have your pattern and quilt samples at registration.  Your quilt will be  approximately 40” X 50” or your choice of size.   You will love your quilt!  Bring your lunch and a snack to share. 
Limit 15.                
Presenters:  Bo Gabriel and Brenda Gabriel
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Fridays:  November 6 and 13          9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 910 Ninth Street
Cost:  $15
 
 
40.   Stay Calm for the Holidays
 
With the holidays rapidly approaching, everyone needs a few strategies to stay calm at gatherings of family and friends.  Surprise your loved ones with a new you by using the techniques Lucy with share. She will show you how to become a better listener.  Lucy will help you have better relationships and give you ways to stay calm for the holidays.  
Presenter:  Lucy Weidner
Coordinator:  Sharon R. Lowry        (715) 874-5633
Monday:  November 9                       10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
41.    Genealogy Travel
 
Dan will share photos and stories from the trips he and his wife took to Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Czech Republic, and Germany (twice) to visit European relatives.  He will explain the methods they used to make contact and what happened when they arrived. Their adventures included meeting a man with the same last name who declared he was a long-lost relative and encountering a sixth cousin whose family had lived in the same city for four hundred years.
Presenter: Dan Riordan  
Coordinator:  Sally Felling                (715) 962-4314    
Thursday:  November 12            10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda Street
 
 
42.    Cooking with Monica:  Give Gifts from Your Kitchen
 
Create gifts for the holidays that your recipients will use and enjoy many times.  Monica will help you make extracts, chili oil, meat rubs, marinade starter, gourmet hot cocoa mix, and more.  Leave with the gifts all made and stored in beautiful jars ready to be labeled and wrapped.  You will have at least four gifts completed and the recipes and knowledge to make more in your kitchen.  Add your personal touch to give special gifts this year.  Limit 50.
Presenter: Monica Gean
Coordinator:  Elizabeth Fischer         (715) 874-5633
Monday:  November 16            1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center cafeteria, 1412 6th Street E
Cost:  $20 
 
 
43.    Scandinavian Day in Minneapolis Trip

Tour the historic Turnblad Mansion at the American Swedish Institute decorated for the holidays with a theme of myths, legends,  and stories.  Enjoy an authentic smorgasbord lunch.  Visit the last Norwegian church to have services in the native language.  The church features magnificent stain glass windows.  See historical pictures and rosemaling in the basement.  Walk next door to the new Norway House, a cultural center, gift shop, coffee house, and gallery.  Shop at the legendary 90-year-old Ingebretsen’s gift shop and meat market.  Limit 56
Coordinator:  Joyce Robbins        (715) 235-8528
Tuesday:  November 17
The bus departs 29 Pines at 8:15 a.m. and returns around 5:30 p.m.
Pick up is at Marketplace at 8:45.  We arrive back at about 5:00 p.m.  
Cost: $62. Driver’s tip is not included.

 

44.    Revisiting Brazil after Fifty Years

Ellen lived and attended school in Brazil in the 1960’s.  Recently she and her inexperienced but game husband Fred revisited the country.  Touring and photographing Manaus and the Amazon, Rio de Janeiro, and the fabulous Iguacu Falls, they ended their trip in Sao Paulo.  Much has changed, but the warmth of the Brazilians remains the same.  The country has cleverly mastered inflation but still faces many challenges.  
Presenter: Ellen and Fred Ochs
Coordinator: Margy Hagaman         (715) 235-4049
Thursday:  November 19            1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

 

45.    Serendipity Silk Scarf Design - Menomonie

Dye It!  Bling It!  Wear It! Dye an infinity length silk scarf with translucent dyes that set without chemicals or steaming.  The process is very serendipitous as the dyes move across the scarf’s surface coloring the silk in a random pattern.  These “no fear” dyes allow you to overlay colors without their becoming muddy.  After your scarf is dyed you can add a touch of metallic bling.  Add your signature, wear your beautiful scarf home, or give it as a gift. All materials included in course fee.   Limit 10.
Presenter:  Jane Foos
Coordinator:  Paula Stuettgen         (715) 835-4087
Friday:  November 20                       10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E
Cost: $30

 

46.    A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie

This perennial favorite by Charles Dickens received a new adaptation by Crispin Whittell in 2010 and continues as the Guthrie’s holiday tradition for the forty-first year. Joe Chvala will direct the production for a fourth consecutive year.  Limit 112.
Coordinator:  Bill O’Neill            (715) 235-8040
Sunday:  November 22
The bus departs 29 Pines at 9:15 a.m. and returns around 5:30 p.m.
Pick up is at Marketplace at 9:45.  We arrive back at about 5:00 p.m.  
Show starts at 1:00 p.m. We should have time for lunch before the show.
Cost: $51. Lunch and driver’s tip are not included.