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Fall 2014 Learning in Retirement Curriculum

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Classes are listed by Day/Date/Time

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

 

MONDAY

Early Demises

Ernie Schluter
September 15, 1 - 3:30 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Joan Schluter
715.282.6435


Being a movie star doesn’t guarantee a long happy life. Find out how murder, suicide, drugs, accidents, and poor health claimed many actors at a young age. This is a repeat of the Spring 2014 presentation.

Current Events

Facilitators: Michael Shores,
Pete Day, and Walt Hobbs
September 15, 29; October 6, 20
November 3, 17; December 1, 15
9:30 am
Oneida Senior Center
Host: Rita Shores
715.420.0284

Want to talk about the events of the day without getting into a fight, especially during an election year? In our bimonthly class, we look at events that sometimes get overlooked. We also attempt to examine what’s behind the stories that make a big splash in the media. We even look for ‘good news’ and toss in a few humorous stories.

Maximum: 30

Photography with Bill Radant - Class Cancelled

Bill Radant
September 22, 9:30 am
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Rita Shores
715.420.0284

Class Cancelled

Return to Pearl Harbor

Judy Durkee Peter
September 22, 1 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Ernie Schluter
715.282.6435

Learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about Rhinelander’s mascot. The mythical
creature known as the Hodag was created in 1896 by Gene Shepard, Rhinelander pioneer timber cruiser and famous prankster. Shepard claimed to have discovered the animal in the woods near Rice Creek.

Passing Through: The Ill-Fated Story of the Passenger Pigeon

Sharon Reilly
September 29, 1 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Peter Rasmussen
262.989.3031

We are all passing through life as individuals and as species. 2014 is the centenary anniversary of the death of Martha, the last surviving Passenger Pigeon. To mark the anniversary of this extraordinary extinction, Reilly will review the history of the Passenger Pigeon, its natural history and behavior, and discuss what caused this species, the most abundant bird in North America, to became extinct. The presentation will also discuss the lessons learned from 100 years of conservation and wildlife management. Reilly is a wildlife biologist with 30+ years of experience working to save some of the rarest birds on the planet. The Passenger Pigeon is now a symbol of our failure to act soon enough to avert a wildlife disaster.

Superheroes on the Big Screen

Steven Schreier
October 13, 27
9:30 am
Oneida Senior Center
Host: Steven Schreier
715.369.6875

Did you read comic books as a kid? Did you ever think you would see your favorite characters up on the big screen? The superhero film is currently the tentpole movie for most major studios with budgets in the hundreds of millions and box office receipts close to a billion dollars. Why do movie goers of all ages identify so strongly with these films? We will look at the history of superheroes in film and how they progressed from lowly serialized matinees to the behemoths of the summer silver screen.

Maximum: 30

Stratford-on-Avon/Oxford Travelogue

Brian Jones
October 20, 1:30 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Pat Rasmussen
262.989.4031

Travel the byways and highways from the middle of England to London in just two hours. Brian Jones, a retired schoolteacher and 3 a Brit, will take you on a 100-mile trip to visit Stratford-on-Avon, Warwick Castle, Oxford, and a few lesser-known stopovers before you reach the journey’s end at the Tower of London and The Globe Theatre. This is a repeat of the Spring 2014 presentation.

Scenes Like Old Times

Ernie Schluter
October 27, 1:15 - 3:45 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Joan Schluter
715.282.6435

Relive scenes from some of the best and worst movies ever made. Many old movie clips will be shown to thrill and astound any discerning audience.

Healthcare in the Prison System

Pat Voermans
November 10, 9:30 am
First Congregational United Church
of Christ
Host: Char Schneider
715.499.0785

In 1976, the US Supreme Court established an inmate’s constitutional right to health care based on the Eighth Amendment of deliberate indifference. This presentation will describe the impact and challenges facing the corrections system in providing health care delivery systems to meet this legal standard, particularly within Wisconsin’s state prisons and county jails.

Maximum: 45

For the Birds: Caring for Winter Birds in Northern Wisconsin

Sharon Reilly
November 17, 1 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Peter Rasmussen
262.989.3031

Learn more about the birds that call the Northwoods their home and in particular, those species hardy enough to survive our long frigid winters. Sharon Reilly, bird expert with 30+ years experience as a wildlife biologist with several conservation organizations and agencies, will present information on the types of birds that winter in Northern Wisconsin. Learn more about the challenges these birds face, how to care for them throughout the winter, and how to prevent diseases such as salmonella which can have devastating effects.

Film Festivals: Closer Than You Think

Steven Schreier
December 8, 9:30 am
Oneida Senior Center
Host: Steven Schreier
715.369.6875

When you think of film festivals what comes to mind? Cannes, Sundance, Telluride? Large cities across the globe? What about here in our own back yard? Madison, Beloit, Minocqua, and Three Lakes? Yes, film festivals can be found closer than you think. They offer a diverse selection of films from documentary, narrative, short, and animated to festivals that celebrate specific genres like horror, sci-fi, fantasy, gay and lesbian films. We will explore some of the film festivals that have made a home and a name for themselves here in Wisconsin.

Maximum: 30

Charlie and His Christmas Carol

Brian Jones
December 15, 1:30 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Pat Rasmussen
262.989.4031

Who was the real “Jacob Marley”? Why is the story presented in Staves and not Chapters? Which member of Charles Dicken’s family inspired the character of “Tiny Tim”? Join Brian Jones, retired language arts teacher, as he traces the development of a dickens of a “novel” idea, from first pen scratchings to finished manuscript.