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Spring 2016 Learning in Retirement Curriculum


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Classes are listed by Day/Date/Time

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

 

MONDAY

Current Events

Pete Day, Walt Hobbs, and
Mike Shores
January 18; February 1, 15, 29; March 14, 28; April 11, 25; May 9
9:30 am
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Rita Shores
715.420.0284

We will focus on overlooked news, the factors behind the headlines, and all the other items that interest or surprise us. Join us to share what you think is important. Our group maintains very civil conversation and invites you to escape the partisan bickering surrounding the primary elections.

More People You Should Know About: Part 3

Ernie Schluter
March 14
1:30 - 3:45 pm
Crandon Public Library
Host: Joan Schluter
715.282.6435

A new list of people worth knowing about will be presented. Join us to learn a little history that wasn’t in the history books. At least three of the people will have connections to the Northwoods area.

Maximum: 50

Wild Rice

Peter David
April 18
10 am
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Jody Herman
715.771.9986

Northern Wisconsin is one of the few areas on the planet blessed with an abundance of Manoomin (Ojibwe) or wild rice. Wildlife biologist Peter David will provide an overview of the ecology, history, and harvest of this wetland treasure.

The Incredible Journey

Lottie Andruscavage
April 18
1:30 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Margaret Barnes
715.420.1630

Lottie Andruscavage will share her poignant story of survival from being a prisoner in a Russian concentration camp in 1940. Lottie, only 9 years old at the time, lost her entire family. Her message is painful to hear but too important to miss. She tells her story so that history will never repeat itself.

We Will Leave No Vet Behind

Tim Bahr
April 25
1:30 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Margaret Barnes
715.420.1630

Learn about services provided to veterans and the challenges they face on a daily basis. Special emphasis will be placed on post-traumatic stress (PTS) and the support system in place to address the needs of veterans suffering from this condition. Presenter Tim Bahr served in the Marine Corps on active duty from 1972 - 1992 and again from 2005 - 2006. He was assigned to numerous commands, attaining the rank of Chief Warrant Officer-4.

Hometown Trolley Tour - SORRY, CLASS IS FULL

May 2
10 am
Hometown Trolley
Host: Joanne Wargolet
715.479.1575

Hometown Trolley is a third-generation family-owned and operated trolley manufacturer in Crandon. The trolleys are designed in replica of the nostalgic streetcars of the early 1800s. You will see quality workmanship with special emphasis on alternative fuel technologies. This course is being repeated because of the long waiting list last fall. Visit their website: hometowntrolley.com.

Maximum: 20

Survey of American History

Ted Russell
May 9, 16
1:30 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Margaret Barnes
715.420.1630

In the first session, Ted Russell will examine the 30 greatest events in American history. The events will include the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, and WWII, just to name a few. There will be events that will surprise you. The second session will focus on the lives of some of the courageous women who have had an impact on American history.

Habitat for Humanity Northwoods

Jim Hohman
May 16
9:30 am
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Ernie Schluter
715.282.6435

Habitat for Humanity is alive and well in the Northwoods. Jim Hohman, Vice President of Habitat for Humanity Northwoods, will share how the organization has built 18 homes for deserving people since 1998 in Oneida and Vilas counties. It’s a story well worth hearing.