Click here to download a .pdf of the Spring/Summer 2022 line-up of classes.

Only bus trips and classes with fees are available for in-person registration..  Read the inside cover and pages 1 and 2 carefully.  Complete the checklist on page 36 before sending your registration.

Click here to download a copy of the calendar for Spring/Summer 2022. 

 

Spring/Summer 2022
Menomonie

 

6. Growing Up in Hawaii
Howard Lee was born and raised in Hawaii. He will read excerpts from his “Memoir of Growing Up in Hawaii” August 1943 – August 1961. He will share some of the unique things you may not know about the islands. Learn about his father’s and mother’s heritage, family, and what occupied their time on Oahu.
Presenter: Howard Lee
Coordinator: Howard Lee (715) 235-8841
Monday: March 7 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

 

7. The (FAT) Bears of Brooks Falls; Katmai National Park, King Salmon, Alaska
Bill and Jane Butsic are intrepid travelers, but a journey to Brooks Falls in Alaska’s Katmai National Park is no Sunday drive. The Park is home to brown bears. Brooks Falls serves as their refrigerator, snack bar, and fishing hole. The bears use a variety of techniques every fisherman would envy, such as stand-wait, sit-wait, dash-grab, snorkeling, pirating, and diving. Bill will show us video of their trip to see the Fat Bears and how next year you can vote for the fattest of the Fat.
Presenter: Bill Butsic
Coordinator: Christopher Smith (715) 664-8805
Tuesday: March 8 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Via Zoom only

 

8. What Is Happening with Your Post Office?
The Postal Service has been in the news a great deal lately. What is going on in the region, state, and nationally with the postal service?
What is new with the local postal service serving the Menomonie area?
Chad will address general daily operations, schedules, the front desk, satellite service, workers, vehicles, and budgets.
Presenter: Chad Martinson, Post Master
Coordinator: Howard Lee (715) 235-8841
Wednesday: March 9 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

 

9. Foreign Affairs – Menomonie
We will view one Foreign Policy Association Great Decision 2022 DVD lecture each week and discuss the topic. Topics for Spring 2022 are … Changing Demographics … Outer space … Climate change … Russia and the U.S. … More info at: [www.fpa.org/great_decisions/?act=gd_topics] Presenters will be … Mindy Merryfield … Julie Strzok-Harris … Dennis Spader … Steve Hogseth. Alignment of topics, presenters, and dates will be determined and emailed in advance of each session.
Coordinator: Steve Hogseth (715) 309-4171
Fridays: March 11, 18, 25, and April 1 10:00 -11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

 

10. Deciphering Events in the Middle East
Every day events unfold across the Middle East that have many of us scratching our heads. We are fortunate to have Cathy Sultan to help us decipher them. For fifteen years, Cathy lived in the Middle East, a place where skulldugery is a daily occurrence and where the stuff of spy stories is made. A news junkie and author of six books about the region, she’ll also have a tale or two to tell about her own adventures.
Presenter: Cathy Sultan
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Wednesday: March 16 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

 

11. What Is Restorative Justice?
Restorative Justice is a victim-centered approach to justice, allowing people to be heard and to work together to move forward. In Barron County, over 10,000 people have been touched by the work of Barron County Restorative Justice Programs, feeling its transformative empowerment and healing. Mary Hoeft and Monika Audette, authors of From a Single Pebble: Barron County Restorative Justice Programs, will share stories of redemption and healing and how others can implement these practices in their own communities.
Presenters: Mary Hoeft and Monika Audette, authors
Dana Brown, Leader, Eau Claire Restorative Justice
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Thursday: March 17 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

 

 

12. Find Out the Difference Solar Energy Can Make
Brad Gunn of Next Energy Solutions will discuss the Solar Victory Garden project underway at the Dunn County Historical Society’s Rassbach Museum. He and DCHS Executive Director Melissa Kneeland will share how solar power will make a difference to the museum and the community. Brad will also talk about how you can find out if solar power is a possibility for you.
Presenters: Brad Gunn of Next Energy Solutions
DCHS Executive Director Melissa Kneeland
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Friday: May 13 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.  Rescheduled date
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

To access more information on the Solar Victory Garden go here:  https://www.dunnhistory.org/solar-victory-garden

 

13. Cooking with Monica: Discover the Secrets to Mexican Cuisine
What are the key ingredients to delicious, fresh Mexican recipes? How do you achieve authentic Mexican flavor in your dishes? Learn how to make tasty sauces such as Romesco Sauce (Roasted Vegetable Sauce), Pico de Gallo, and Guacamole Salsa. Find out how to create Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup in an Instapot in less than 30 minutes, Bacalao Hash (Cod, Tomato & Potato dish), Easy Paella, Huevos Rancheros, Pork Carnitas, Empanadas, and Churros. Sample several and take home a recipe packet and Sweet Empandas you have make yourself. Limit 50
Presenter: Monica Gean
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Monday: March 21 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center cafeteria, 1412 6th St. E
Cost: $15

 

14. Another Me: My Caregiver Experience with Lewy Body Dementia
Jim Adams describes how he and his family dealt with the effects of Lewy Body Dementia with Parkinson’s Disease during the last two years of his wife Diane’s life. He discusses the differences between Alzheimer’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia, the progression of Diane’s physical and mental symptoms and provides insight into how he, as a caretaker, and his family dealt with this devastating disease.
Presenter: Jim Adams, retired educator, and Community Educator for
the Alzheimer’s Association
Coordinator: Elizabeth Spader (715) 235-7003
Wednesday: March 23 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

Click here to watch the recording:  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/GP1ZBeZfRzUiC7-zfGGoJbjNt_IPNZ3c5SeAMSvscZHxe-t2q1fV0_QsWJcIz8Zo.auVxI4wqIGvmV1Be

 

15. Film as Art Through the Criterion Collection
The Criterion Collection restores and save important classic and contemporary films from around the world. After years of preservation, the Collection is a robust company who provides the most sought-after physical media for cinephiles around the world. His presentation will speak about the Collection, it’s importance to independent and foreign cinema, and great films in its archives that you must see!
Presenter: Dustyn Dubuque
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Thursday: March 24 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

 

16. Spies, Soldiers, Couriers, and Saboteurs: Women of the American Revolution
Kathleen (K.M.) Waldvogel will discuss her research and journey to write her middle-grade book about little-known women from the American Revolution who risked their lives to help the Patriots defeat the British. Waldvogel will reveal how these “Founding Mothers” often played a quiet but important role in our nation’s fight for independence. She will also explain how she discovered some of these stories and the obstacles she encountered trying to verify information.
Presenter: Kathleen (K.M.) Waldvogel
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Friday: March 25 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

Click here to watch the recording:  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/8NRl_-amNj3Cgju1QpMUtOx6WWSUJBSSVEbknpb1zOZaai3MqNA7XbRiqKaPBX-3.eb_Uc3psYe1ahRDS

 

17. The Drinking Water Crisis in North Carolina, Michigan, and Wisconsin
We will look at what each state did about the water crisis with emphasis on Menomonie and Dunn County. For many years we have talked about how two problems affecting ground water in Dunn County could harm your health. What has been done and can be done to correct the problems? One problem may be affecting the health of several families, and the other may be affecting hundreds of families in the Menomonie area.
Presenter: Neil Koch
Coordinator: Elizabeth Spader (715) 235-7003
Wednesday: March 30 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

Click here to watch the recording:  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/VEsLdF93lgCeGFJv-TRq5rY4FhuINOVgLfmxGv2SqiBPd26pCk1qqhI1V25x7CXM.fjXAz7tRMF_W-IwN

 

18. Discover the History and Beauty of New Zealand
Join Margy and Joe Hagaman on their two-month excursion to New Zealand – tent camping, staying in international hostels, and bareboat sailing in the Bay of Islands. Learn about the early settlers, both the British and the Maori, and what life is like today in a remote land that is similar to our west coast – but up-side-down.
Presenters: Margy and Joe Hagaman
Coordinator: Joe Hagaman (715) 556-7723
Thursday: March 31 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

Click here to watch the recording:  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/vdDnxVKJBrxu8zEH2NSzdIVu-8HJ22pl907DuOuL-9SG6QIHtCKq7byR_2Cv2bX7.TjEPMzNyOWh11JWu

 

19. Take an Excursion into Winter Monarch Butterfly Habitat
Come along with Daniel Hagaman, guide with Natural Habitat, to explore the cool mountain forests of Mexico where millions of Monarch butterflies spend the winter. These are the great,great grandparents of the ones that flew north the previous spring. Learn more about the mysterious life cycle of the Monarch.
Presenter: Daniel Hagaman
Coordinator: Joe Hagaman (715) 556-7723
Monday: April 4 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Via Zoom only

Click here to watch the recording:  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/j92N3i32FLtZEGJ7VOPqEBd6Pq2LWylI5oh4WVoWZnzRvnP5hpzwKqf90_Z6c2M7.YnIYhtekXMt763c0

 

20. Using Family Photos to Make a Quilt
The Morlock family of Menomonie took on the daunting task of designing a quilt combining traditional quilt blocks with photos from four generations of their family. Elinor Morlock did the designing, piecing, and the sewing; Cathy Morlock assisted Elinor with getting the photo images ready for and transferred to fabric; and Jan Morlock put their presentation together for CVLR. Cathy will join zoom from her home in New Mexico.
Presenters: Elinor, Cathy, and Jan Morlock
Coordinator: Pat Eggert (715) 308-5357
Tuesday: April 5 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Via Zoom only

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21. Tour Russia with Elizabeth and Dennis Spader
Elizabeth and Dennis Spader will present the highlights of their interesting trip to Russia and Menomonie’s sister city, Konokova, representing the City of Menomonie and the Rotary. They also toured St. Petersburg, Moscow, and rural areas. They will share their experiences and impressions of everyday life and local institutions.
Presenters: Elizabeth and Dennis Spader
Coordinator: Elizabeth Spader (715) 235-7003
Wednesday: April 6 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

Click here to watch the recording:  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/4-7URm0y612See68MD_o32dV7gr3zaM5wi-C_o95TUA8eOFhIYoxQ53AkkVfW65V.ZqgHeHLjI66b_Qr3

 

22. How to Reduce Stress with Essential Oils
Learn how to use essential oils safely and effectively to reduce stress and promote restful sleep. A good night’s sleep and lowering stress levels are both important to your overall wellness. Stress seems to be at an all-time high, and sleep seems to elude many. Essential oils have no side effects, yet are still effective. We will highlight a variety of oils that can be used, and the best ways to use them.
Presenter: Michelle Caron
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Tuesday: April 12 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

Click here to watch the recording:  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/vtOu6-kKy35J2kPSdixpXRfdflvqDXuVp9t_bH0NH-yRJjDcg5b1MYrUce67-DSu.w_g6MEve7QnMb6pJ

 

23. The Wonderful World of Butterflies and Moths
Butterflies are probably the most appreciated members of the insect world, but how much do we really know about them? Richard’s presentation will share some of their common characteristics as well as surprising adaptations and success strategies. After a general overview and highlights of distinctive exotic species, he will emphasize lesser known, but common, Wisconsin species and how to attract them. He will offer specimens and a wide assortment of books for examination.
Presenter: Richard Breen
Coordinator: Elizabeth Spader (715) 235-7003
Wednesday: April 13 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

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24. Visiting Egypt and Jordan
Ride down Jordan’s King’s Highway, oldest highway in the world. Hike through the Siq to the ancient city of Petra. Float down the Nile River in a dahabeya like the pharaohs. Walk the newly opened Avenue of Sphinx’s from Luxor to Karnak temples. Join us for a photo-filled presentation of JoAnn’s recent travels to Egypt and Jordan. Explore the temples, tombs and castles of yesteryear and the workshops, farms and homes of today.
Presenter: JoAnn Parks
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Wednesday: April 13 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

Click here to watch the recording:  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/kd_UvlFcfsiHvM_BtyyEhXX0eRABGTdFKjNiHbcgx8EpLv08Ne7n3XzvNYQ-mmEn.WB1rQERXaty4rUxU

 

25. Implicit and Explicit Biases: Admit We All Have Them.
Angie McIlquham forces us to admit our biases and evaluate how they impact our beliefs, the practices within our community, and our thoughts and responses to others. Her interactive presentation defines cultural humility and the ingrained layers in our belief system. Verna Myers, a TED Talk video, will accompany the presentation. Acknowledge that who you trust, who you feel afraid of, who you feel connected to, and who you run away from are implicit within all of us.
Presenter: Angie McIlquham, Director of Sexual Assault Victim
Services
Coordinator: Marilyn Hagen (715) 210-0073
Thursday: April 14 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

 

26. Coast-to-Coast Hike Across England
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk across a country? Tom and Beth will relive their September 2021 “Coast to Coast,” inn-to-inn hike across northern England. Their route from the Irish Sea to the North Sea took them 203 miles through three national parks, over mountains, through working farms,and alongside countless sheep. (They tried counting them once, but promptly fell asleep.)
Presenters: Tom and Beth Arneberg
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins (715) 235-8528
Wednesday: April 20 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

Click here to watch the recording:  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/ZZlTFdoy7SWPH_uVHJpWqYk6HRIvLiu71RmF_VG5nKUePfNL78V_ncv9ve65HrGb.rcn5nekPGjvqnbhz

 

27. Bruce Siebold’s Stories on 80 Acres
Just Released. Bruce Siebold’s third book Stories on Eighty Acres presents a thirty-year compendium of nature photographs taken on Eighty Acres near Menomonie. His presentation will not only display the beauty of the land but will also speak to the importance of our everyday mindfulness of the Earth Mother and protecting our land for our children and grandchildren.
Presenter: Bruce Siebold
Coordinator: Christopher Smith (715) 664-8805
Tuesday: April 26 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

 

28. Bracelet Workshop with Leather and Beads
Embellish leather with a variety of glass, stone, and metal beads to create a one-of-a-kind bracelet. Several samples and styles will be available in class and online at cvlr.org. All materials supplied. Note this class starts at 1:00 to give more time to assemble the bracelet.
Limit 20
Presenter: Chris Oest
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins (715) 235-8528
Tuesday: April 26 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road
Cost: $16

29. Building Understanding between Latinx Immigrants and Local Dairy Wisconsin Farmers
Mercedes Falk shares a motivating and insightful power point presentation on building bridges of understanding between the Latinx immigrants and local farmers in western Wisconsin. Local farmers learn the complicated history of the dairy farm workers who come to the Midwest to work and often do not return to their families for many years. Sometimes the local farmer bonds with the Latinx dairy farmer and family, connecting with him and learning about his culture and history.
Presenter: Mercedes Falk, Director of Puentes/Bridges Incorporated
Coordinator: Marilyn Hagen (715) 210-0073
Wednesday: April 27 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

Click here to watch the recording:  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/Djq8eq2UAnm15rHmMzItrZg7NGucEAeJyqM_2ZRY1c7Ml1DoE9Xpp6cYh8L2pdjH.R-SagegYQ-W1wA1g

 

30. Municipal Roads – From Concept to Concrete
When a municipal road is considered for replacement or repair, the process of selecting a section of road is coupled with the logistics of obtaining funding, budgeting, processing public opinion, dealing with traffic, and planning for maintenance. Menomonie Public Works Director Randy Eide will help us understand the matrix of decision- making involved as our professional and elected officials decide when and how to replace or repair roads. Existing projects will be used as examples.
Presenter: City of Menomonie Public Works Director Randy Eide
Coordinator: Christopher Smith (715) 664-8805
Wednesday: April 27 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

Click here to watch the recording:  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/s2PNNFwbQtXscNFO23k8k3cW7pTZvuuOJzLNvQc3y10VZhjgSyl1-QqhrDwupeg-.pd0nHNByq4TQWSte

 

31. University Policing – Active Threat Procedures, Policies, and Prevention
In this era where unthinkable violence can/does occur in places where we think that it never can nor will, preparation by people to whom we have entrusted our safety, the safety of our community, and order within our valued institutions is a paramount concern. UW-Stout Police Chief Jason Spetz will provide information about “active threat” procedures that the University, working with the community, can engage and the policies and prevention activities that will make their use unnecessary.
Presenter: University of Wisconsin-Stout Police Chief Jason Spetz
Coordinator: Christopher Smith (715) 664-8805
Thursday: April 28 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

Click here to watch the recording:  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/AucXFt3iuf_8JqEZO2YDZ-vI5F-LEt5yyzWo1hP78ypXO2dh8ZNpekbCXMxkmn0P.mg1oK5lgBq8K0LGs

 

32. Our First Neighbors
We know surprisingly little about the people who first lived in our area, but families have lived here for 11,000 years. We also have a hard time seeing them as real people like us, who raised kids, traveled, made art, made homes, got to know their neighbors, believed in spirituality. We also fall into an idea that these folks vanished, leaving only their stone tools. But they didn’t vanish. Let’s unravel the tale.
Presenter: Frank Smoot
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Thursday: April 28 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

Click here to watch the recording:  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/wF24IhX97myMALtlgnOre-An3u578E-LeJRFoJkFZeWF1eTqcrD8NPJrh75rnzA.WQVXXXLi8u-CcwMi

 

33. Poetry IX – Music, Poet Laureates, and Postcards
Dan Tye will explore poetry in music through songs of favorite musical genres, and experience the role of lyricists by writing new words to well-known tunes. Yvonne Nelson will discuss Poet Laureates, teaching us the process and reading some of their poems. We will choose one whose style or topics inspire us to write our own poem. Jill Noreen will teach us how to write “Poetry from Postcards,” an imaginative poem starter that evokes memories.
Presenters: Dan Tye, Yvonne Nelson, Jill Noreen
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Tuesdays: May 3, 10, 17, and 24 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

 

34. And the World Moved On: After Ida the Horrible
Avril Font will share her harrowing experience the night of Hurricane Ida and how it changed her. Hurricane Katina, the “red book” revolution in Hong Kong, and birds flying into airplane engines in Colorado were not as frightening as the night of August 31, 2021. Using photos, she will explain her emotional saga from Ida and its aftermath. Learn how she, her husband and family members continue to resuscitate their lives, home, and community.
Presenter: Avril Font
Coordinator: Marilyn Hagen (715) 210-0073
Tuesday: May 3 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Via Zoom only

 

35. The Depth and Breadth of 3D Photography
The year 1839 that Louis Daguerre introduced his famed photographic process, Charles Wheatstone introduced a method for creating the illusion of “three-dimensions” using a device that forced a viewer’s eyes to present two images to the viewer’s brain as if they were a single image, thus mimicking binocular vision. More than a fad, stereoscopy enraptured the Victorian era, epitomized the boomer generation’s zeal for technology, and fuels our quest for perfect simulations. Anaglyph viewing glasses provided.
Presenter: Christopher Smith
Coordinator: Christopher Smith (715) 664-8805
Wednesday: May 4 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

 

36. Behind the Scenes at the Museum II Recent Collections
Learn what goes on behind the scenes at a museum in order to take in, process, collect, store, and exhibit the artifacts. Get a sneak peek at pieces carefully stored in the collections of the museum not on display and hear their stories. See recently donated items and learn how the museum staff researches and uncovers just how much history can be below the surface of an ordinary item.
Limit 10 Sign up for one section only.
Presenters: Melissa Kneeland and Sofi Doane
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Wednesday: May 4 A 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday: May 17 B 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road
Cost: $10

 

37. Make an Acrylic-enhanced Photograph
Participants will create a ready-to-hang work of art starting with a digital photographic image. They will learn to transfer the image to canvas, repair/enhance it with acrylic paint, and mount their work. Session one: image preparation and transfer, Sessions two and three: acrylic image enhancement, and Session four: detailing and mounting. Image submission details will be provided prior to the class. No photographic or painting experience required. Four consecutive days. Limit 10
Presenter: Christopher Smith
Coordinator: Chris Smith (715) 664-8805
Tuesday: May 10 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday: May 11 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: May 12 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Friday: May 13 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road
Cost: $35 includes all materials

 

38. Act F.A.S.T: Stroke Awareness, Care & Risk Reduction
Someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds and every 4 minutes someone dies of stroke. Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. and reduces mobility in more than half of stroke survivors age 65 and over. Angie Gullicksrud, Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire Stroke Coordinator, will teach us about stroke care and treatment, ways to reduce your risk, and how you can identify stroke symptoms in yourself and others.
Presenter: Angie Gullicksrud BSN, RN
Coordinator: Howard Lee (715) 235-8841
Tuesday: May 9 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  Date change!
Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 6th Street E

To watch the recording, click here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/wnEqr96ZcAFd3EP1DawUkPZNt5QxHI_FdDYy9bDA_HNDqTx55b415dcP4agrwZwD.hUpdLp4MketVDJVc?startTime=1652120894000

 

39. Cooking with Monica: Increase the Nutrition in Your Life-Changing Foods
A vital ingredient to healthy daily living is consuming essential vitamins and minerals. How do you know that the food you eat has these? Discover how to determine that. See demonstrations and/or sample Aloe Vera Summer Salad, Lemon Balm Pesto, Radish Salad, Country “Fried” Cauliflower Steak with Mushroom “Gravy,” Fat-Free & Dairy Free Broccoli Nacho Cheese Stuffed Potato, Nut Butter Cookie. Take home a recipe packet and Gluten Free Lemon-Lime Tartlet that you make yourself. Limit 50
Presenter: Monica Gean
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Monday: May 16 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center cafeteria, 1412 6th St. E
Cost: $15

 

40. CAFOs vs. Surface Water Quality – What Can Be Done?
Livestock operations in Wisconsin have become more concentrated. This has led to the proliferation of CAFOs, which provide cost savings, but contrarily also impose external costs. Zach Raff (UW-Stout) will discuss the past, present, and future of the livestock industry in WI, including reduced surface water quality from the rise in CAFOs, and related economic implications. Zach will also discuss the mechanisms behind the estimated impacts and recommendations to mitigate these external costs.
Presenter: Zach Raff, UW-Stout Asst Professor
Coordinator: Steve Hogseth (715) 309-4171
Wednesday: May 18 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

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41. The Life Story of John A Howe, Architect of Menomonie’s  Public Library
John “Jack” Howe shared a drafting table with Frank Lloyd Wright, delineated the architect’s ideas, and organized the production of drawings for the Taliesin Fellowship. Jack’s work was crucial to getting many of the great twentieth century buildings built. The drawings have become iconic works of art. We will watch a 60-minute film narrated by Mr. Howe telling the story of his career and discussing his work. Robert Barros produced and directed this Telly award-winning film.
Presenter: Rob Barros of Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins (715) 235-8528
Wednesday: May 18 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

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42. Dunn County Potter’s Field: An Overview and Recent Research
Dunn Country Potter’s Field was the final resting place of a number of 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 including Laura Ingalls Wilder’s aunt. These sites have become more visited due to genealogy research. In an effort to locate the unmarked burials, we have initiated a research program that includes drone flights and imagery and ground-penetrating radar surveys.
Presenters: Sofi Doane, Dave Williams, Harry Jol, Martin Goettl,
and Tristan Wrkus
Coordinator: Joyce Robbins (715) 235-8528
Tuesday: May 24 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road
Field visit to Dunn County Potter’s Field located in the north eastern corner of the DC Highway Shop yard. Rough, uneven field terrain.

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43. Cooking with Monica: Fresh Ideas for Preparing Berries
Treat yourself to new, quick, and easy ideas for preparing strawberries, blueberries, and pineapple using different methods, flavorings, and combinations. Explore unique fruits such as gooseberry and goji berry. Learn the recipes for Pineapple Salsa, Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad, Wild Rice Raspberry Salad, Sweet & Sour Cashew Chicken with Cauliflower Rice, Berry Glazed Salmon, Blackberry Grilled Cheese, and Gluten Free Pineapple Upside down Cake. Take home a recipe packet and Mini Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake that you make yourself. Limit 50
Presenter: Monica Gean
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Monday: June 13 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Shirley Doane Senior Center cafeteria, 1412 6th St. E
Cost: $15

 

44. Dead & Famous: Paranormally Investigating the Celebrity Dead
In his typical witty manner, Adrian Lee will share what he learned from celebrity ghosts. Discover what Buddy Holly said about his fatal crash, who Sinclair Lewis said was his favorite author, what Wild Bill Hickok said about Calamity Jane, who actor George Reeve said killed him, what Robert Johnson discussed at the crossroad where he allegedly sold his soul to the devil in Mississippi, what Lizzie Borden admitted to at her gravesite in Rhode Island, and more.
Presenter: Adrian Lee
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Thursday: June 16 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 John Russell Road

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