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Spring 2017 Learning in Retirement Curriculum

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 Classes are listed by Day/Date/Time

Please Note: Classes with maximum limits are filled in the order they are received. You will be notified if a class you registered for is already full.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday



Current Events

Michael Shores, Pete Day
January 23; February 6, 20;
March 6, 20; April 3, 17; May 1, 15
9:30 am
Oneida County Senior Center
Host: Rita Shores
715.420.0284 Cell 715.360.5089

Another election year is thankfully behind us, but we will continue to recognize the events on the big world and national stages as well as examine issues closer to home and those good news nuggets, too. Join us as we discuss instead of debate.

Maximum: 30

Play Ball

Kyle Rogers
February 27
1:30 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Brian Jones

Baseball Hall of Famer Rube Waddell wrestled alligators in the offseason and occasionally
left the field mid-game to chase fire trucks. Kyle Rogers will cover the history of baseball focusing on such oddball facts and quirky characters who shaped the early years of our national pastime.

Maximum: 30

Old Father Thames – The Beginning

Brian Jones
April 10
1:30 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Brian Jones

Jump on Brian Jones’ make-believe tour bus and discover the River Thames. “Cycle” through
Oxford, the “city of spires”. Watch the maritime events at Henley Regatta, negotiate the world-renowned Maze at Hampton Court Palace; and experience the majesty of Windsor Castle. As usual, there will also be a few surprising stops along the way.

Outback Studio: Uniquely Schotz

Louise Schotz
April 24
Choose one:
10 - 11:30 am tour
1:30 - 3 pm tour
Outback Studio
Host: Rita Shores
715.420.0284 Cell 715.360.5089

Needing space for her fabrics and talents, Louise’s husband built Outback Studio in the backyard of their Irma farm. When in her studio, Louise is “Uniquely Schotz”, creating original quilts and jewelry from recycled metal. The studio is also a classroom, a mini-store, and an organized storage facility. Louise invites us into her studio to see her works, many of which have won awards at national quilt shows. Starting with no pattern in hand, what Louise enjoys most is the problem solving as she completes each piece. This is a repeat from Spring 2012. Choose the morning or afternoon session.

Maximum: 25

Poland’s History and Its Importance to the US

Christopher Kulinski
May 1
1:30 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Joanne Wargolet
715.479.1575 Cell 414.331.2419

Learn the history of the Slavic people and historical relevance of Poland to Europe and then the
United States. Get a first-hand account of a family’s journey during WWII in Germany and resettlement in Wisconsin.

Women in American History

Ted Russell
May 8, 15
1:30 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Margaret Barnes
715.420.1630 Cell 715.369.2435

Watch glass ceilings collapse through 400 years of amazing stories. Ted Russell will take us down the historical path concentrating on American women and the history they created. Fighting side-by-side with men in conflicts, they overcame unbelievable obstacles, many of which were imposed by the social mores of the times.