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Current Adventures in Lifelong Learning Events


To register for our classes, day trips and special events, members send in forms and payments to the ALL Office or click an online registration link to use a credit card for payment.  Make payments to UW-Parkside-ALL and send to UW-Parkside-ALL  900 Wood Road  P.O. Box 2000  Kenosha, WI  53141-2000.   We are sorry that we are not able to make phone registrations.


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Hitchcock's Film Classics

Everyone loves to be both frightened and fascinated by Alfred Hitchcock's film classics, so we're sure to enjoy seeing film clips from two of his most famous thrillers, along with an in-depth presentation of Hitchcock's methodology and perspectives in developing these two films.  We will study Rear Window and North by Northwest.

July 11 and 18, 2017  |  Details (pdf)  Members may click on this link to register with a credit card only by June 26, 2017.  

Fascinating Rhythms:  Ira Gershwin's Clever Word Play

Ever wonder what comes first - the lyrics or the melody?  It takes two to tango in the song-writing business!  We'll explore the music of George and Ira Gershwin, and the marvelous relationship of their words and music.  Ira Gershwin was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century.  Together they wrote the music and lyrics for more than twelve shows and four films.  Some of the most famous include:  "The Man I Love," "Fascinating Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "I Got Rhythm," "They Can't Take That Away From Me."  George Gershwin was a Broadway song writer and a classical composer.  His most famous classical work was "Rhapsody in Blue."

Wednesday August 9, 2017  |   Details (pdf)  Members may click on this link to register online with a credit card only by July 3, 2017.

Future Topics In the Planning Stages

Particle Physics in August
Alternative Courts in Kenosha and Racine
Lincoln in September
Bees and Their Hives and Birds in October
The Brain and Aging in November

(Registration is closed but you could find out more about the topic by clicking on the detail link.)

Ask the Judge - You Be the Judge  July 9 &16, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Remembering the Ladies: Women in Early America  August 31, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Two Classes on Work and Labor  September 10 and 17, 2015 | Details (pdf)
China's Changing Middle Class: Population and Family Planning in China, Urbanization in China and Marriage in China  October 2015 | Details (pdf)
Superheroes Then and Now  November 3 and 10, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Fin de Siecle Vienna   January 13 and 20, 2016  |  Details (pdf)
Hand Building in Clay  January 29 and February 5, 2016  |  Details (pdf)
Love Poems of Every Hue  February 10 and 17, 2016  |  Details (pdf)
Hedda Gabler at UW-Parkside Classes and Play Classes on February 18 and 25, 2016  |  Details (pdf)
The Queens of England   March 3 and 10, 2016  |  Details (pdf) 
Ancient Greece:  Real and Imagined March 16, 2016  |  Details (pdf)
"The Government Inspector" (production at University of Wisconsin-Parkside)
Extraordinary Women of the French Revolution  Details (pdf)
Medieval Musings On Matters Immortal:  Live, Laugh & Learn Details (pdf)
From Composition to Performance with Gregory Berg  Details (pdf)
Elections 2016  Details (pdf)
Women in the Workforce  Details (pdf)
Let's Talk About Medicines Workshop  Details (pdf)
Macbeth  Details (pdf) 
All About Genetics  Details (Rev. Flyer) (pdf)
The World of Islam  Details (pdf)
The European Union  Details (pdf)
Tiny Ceramic Sculpture Class  Details (pdf)
Dick Gregory & the Civil Rights Movement  Details (pdf)
A Streetcar Named Desire Two Classes and a Play  Details (pdf)
Carmen Opera Class  Details (pdf)
Europe in World War II  Details (pdf)
U.S. Trade Policy  Details (pdf) 
Making Optical Illusions  Details (pdf)

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Day Trips

And We're Off & Running:  A Day at the Races

Come join us for a day of fun and entertainment at Arlington International Race Track.  Combine the excitement of thoroughbred racing, Arlington's gorgeous grounds, and fantastic food for an extraordinary experience.  Your day includes racetrack admission, the daily racing guide, a seat on the Million Dollar Platform, the Longshots Luncheon Chef's Table, a 3-hour soft drink beverage package, and a full afternoon of racing.  We hope to hear from an expert wagering professional about reading the program, understanding odds, and wagering.  You may view the horses before each race in the paddock, sit in the Grandstand, or stand at the rail to view the horses as they cross the finish line.

Thursday July 20, 2017  |  Details (pdf)  Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by July 5, 2017.

Baha'i House of Worship and Chicago Botanic Garden

The Baha'i House of Worship is a symbol of Oneness of Humanity and sacred space for all people to commune with God.  The building's white walls of lace-like ornamentation and its dome rising 135 feet above the main floor create a scene of unsurpassed beauty and tranquility.  Following a guided tour here, we move on to the Chicago Botanic Garden for lunch, a tram ride tour and time for your own explorations of this living plant museum.  It features 27 display gardens in four natural habitats.  "Wear good walking shoes."

Tuesday July 25, 2017  |  Details (pdf)  Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by July 6, 2017.

I Love to Rhyme:  A Tribute to Ira Gershwin

This summer's bus trip to Ravinia will be to hear an afternoon tribute to Ira Gershwin, with musical favorites such as I Love to Rhyme, and his brother George's Rhapsody in Blue.  Before the concert we'll enjoy our always popular "under the tent" dinner buffet.  Be sure to register early to ensure a seat for another magical performance.

Sunday August 13, 2017  |  Details (pdf)  Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by July 10, 2017.

Trips in the Planning Stages

Fermi Labs in September
Senior Day at the Chicago Art Institute in September
East Troy electric train ride and lunch in October
Sanfillippo tour, lunch and concert in December

(The trips have taken place but you may click the link to read more details about the trip.)

Tailgate with ALL at the Kenosha Kingfish Baseball Game   July 7, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Music at Ravinia - All Russian Program    July 23, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Music at Ravinia - Play It Again, Marvin!  Sunday, July 26, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Northeast Wisconsin Road Trip!  August 5 - August 7, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Explore the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois   September 8, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Pullman Day Trip  September 23, 2015 | Details (pdf)
How Many Chimneys?  October 7, 2015 | Details (pdf)
Holiday Ballet trip to The Nutcracker Ballet  December 12, 2015  |  Details (pdf)
Tour of Racine, Wisconsin's Historic Masonic Center   January 12, 2016  |  Details (pdf)
Tours of  Kenosha, Wisconsin's Water Treatment Plant and  Kenosha News   February 4, 2016  |  Details (pdf)
"The Greeks - Agamemnon to Alexander the Great" at the Field Museum   March 29, 2016  |  Details (pdf)
Fallen Angels at the Milwaukee Chamber Theater |  Details (pdf)
A Day at the Lyric Opera House  (A Tour, Lunch, and "The King and I") | Details (pdf)
The Dancing Horses: A Day In Delavan, WI for Animal Lovers | Details (pdf)
Luncheon Boat Tour of Lake Geneva and Geneva Lake Museum | Details (pdf)
A Night to Remember at Ravinia | Details (pdf)
Bookworm Gardens and Kohler Arts Center  Details (pdf)
Cider, Wine and History Details (pdf)
Christmas and Brazil (A Christmas Carol) Details (pdf)
Food, Food, Glorious Food!  Details (pdf)
Winter Trip Close To Home   Details (pdf)
Carmen at the Lyric Opera House  Details (pdf)
Great Expectations at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre  Details (pdf)
Tulip Time Trip  Details (pdf)
My Fair Lady at the Lyric  Details (pdf)

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Lectures are at 2:00 p.m. at the Cinema of UW-Parkside's Student Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Be sure to display your parking permit when you park in the Tallent Hall parking lot or the Student Center parking lot. Use the shuttle bus to take you close to the front door of the Student Center.  The shuttle does not run from 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm for the driver's lunchtime.  NOTE: If the shuttle is not running, park in the Student Center main lot.

Lecture Schedule for July - December 2017 (pdf)
Lecture Schedule for January - June 2017 (pdf)
Lecture Schedule Fall 2016  (6-page pdf)
Lecture Schedule for January - June 2016 (4-page pdf)
Lecture Schedule for July - December 2015
(4-page pdf)
Complete Lecture Schedule for January - June 2015
(4-page pdf)  (Jan. 22, 2015)
Full Lecture Schedule for July - December 2014
  (4-page pdf)
Full Lecture Schedule for January - June 2014
(4-page pdf)

Lunch Before Lectures

Join other ALL members for lunch at the Brickstone Grill (next to the Student Center Cinema) as they gather at about 12:45 pm for chatting and dining before the scheduled lectures.  Remember to bring your ALL membership card to receive a discount at the Brickstone Grill checkout. 

12:45 pm   |   Brickstone Grill in the Student Center  (during the school year)

"Be. Real. Amazing."  Parkside Students'  Research Projects

Prof. David Higgs, Coordinator, introduces Parkside students visiting with us this day.  Parkside's catch phrase is right on when it comes to the impressive work students are doing in research that ranges from mathematics to physical sciences to social mores to art construction.  Come and be amazed at this year's reports, fresh from their presentation at the annual University-wide gathering.  Show your support for the amazing work these students are doing.

May 1, 2017  |  Student Center Cinema

A Lost World Found:  Texas in the Mid-Cretaceous

Dr. Christopher Noto, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biology at UW-Parkside has been working at the Arlington Archosaur Site (AAS) since 2010 and has gained an intimate knowledge of the area and its people.  The AAS is a unique fossil dig containing thousands of fossils of animal, plant and invertebrate species of dinosaurs, crocodiles, turtles, fish, and plants that all lived on a coastal delta-plain some 95 million years ago.  This site is very important for our understanding of fossil ecosystems during the Mid-Cretaceous period, when a great turnover in species and terrestrial communities was occurring.  Dr. Noto will show images of significant fossils and will bring replicas of key fossils as well as a few original fossils.

May 15, 2017  |  Student Center Cinema

No Lecture on July 3, 2017

American Band Music:  1900 - Today

Join Dr. Laura Rexroth, Assistant Professor and Director of Bands of UW-Parkside, as she talks about American Band music.  From the "rock stars" of Sousa and Gilmore to the Eastman Wind Ensemble, to Pulitzer Prize-winning composers, the American concert band continues to entertain and evolve as a serious art form.  We will enjoy examples of some of these great works.  (And you can hear them live by attending Parkside's own band concerts!)

July 10, 2017  |  Student Center Cinema

The Journey of Haisan Williams

Haisan Williams is one of the men with whom Dr. Jonathan Shailor worked to put on full productions of Shakespeare's plays while the men were incarcerated at the Racine Correctional Facility.  Afer his release, Mr. Williams was selected to participate in a panel discussion in Chicago of why arts programs in prisons are so important.  The U. S. prison system has been criticized for focusing too much on punishment and deterrence and not enough on rehabilitation.  Studies have shown that prison art programs improve inmate behavior, help connect inmates with their families and actually prove to be cost-effective.

July 17, 2017  |  Student Center Cinema

Nutrition and Aging

"We are what we eat."  Sound familiar?  Nutrition is an issue of both interest and concern for everyone, especially as our bodies age and our nutritional needs change, too.  Ms. Amy Giese, Nutritionist, will review dietary guidelines and meal planning for seniors.  She will discuss the role of protein in muscle maintenance and prevention of muscle loss.  She will present recommendations for vitamins and mineral supplementation and plans to address "red flags" or warning signs of malnutrition.

August 7, 2017

The Myth of the Romas

Kathy Johnson, RN (retired) is our guest presenter.  We know this fascinating group of people as gypsies.  They prefer the term Roma.  This presentation will look at their long history, origins, and culture, and how their philosophy affects their religion, work, family structure, and maintains group cohesion and order.  We will also look at the history of persecution they endured and the latest developments in Roma organization. 

August 21, 2017  |  Student Center Cinema


The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus: Working Together to Protect the Great Lakes  July 6, 2015
Cherishing Wisconsin's Woods, Wildlife and Waters   August 3, 2015
A Thoughtful Discussion About Memory and Brain Health  August 17, 2015
Sustainability Is Our Future  September 14, 2015
Climate Change Solutions In Wisconsin  September 21, 2015
Cuba: So Close and So Far Away October 5, 2015
Road Scholar Adventures  October 19, 2015
A Pictorial Tour of Major Cities in Poland: Gdansk, Warsaw, Krakow  November 2, 2015
Higher Expectations for Racine County Youth  November 16, 2015
Ten Days in Iraqi Kurdistan  January 11, 2016
Flying with NASA:  Operation Ice Bridge Collects Data in Greenland  January 25, 2016
The Pike and Root River Watersheds:  Ensuring a Healthy Great Lakes   February 1, 2016
Most Doctors Recommend Camel Cigarettes (KRW Tri-county Tobacco-free Coalition)   February 15, 2016
We Recruit Graduates - Chancellor Deborah Ford and The College of Arts and Humanities - Dean Lesley Walker  March 7, 2016
Ecological Sustainability:  What Is Happening In Racine and Kenosha?  Dr. David Rhoads  March 21, 2016
Jewish Museum Milwaukee  April 4, 2016
"The Coming Makeover of American Politics" Mike McCabe, Founder and President of Blue Jeans Nation April 18, 2016
The Amazing Research Being Accomplished By University of Wisconsin - Parkside Students  May 2, 2016
The Force Is Within Us (Bio-molecular Engineering) May 16, 2016
Newly Renovated Milwaukee Art Museum  June 13, 2016
Racine Zoo July 11, 2016
The History of Habitat - Bringing People Together to Build Homes, Communities and Hope  July 18, 2016 
Current Legislative Issues of Importance to Kenosha and Racine - A Panel Presentation  August 1, 2016 
"Grid Talk"   August 15, 2016
The Fascinating Human and Physical Geography of Wisconsin  September 19, 2016
The League of Women Voters -- 96 Years Young!  September 26, 2016
The App Factory At UW-Parkside and App Development  October 3, 2016 
The Shakespeare Prison Project  October 17, 2016
Failure at the Faucet:  The Wisconsin Center For Investigative Journalism's Look At the State's Drinking Water Quality  November 7, 2016
Good Things Are Happening!  November 21, 2016
Issues and Decisions Concerning the End of Life  January 9, 2017
The 2016 Presidential Election:  What Happened and Why, and Where Do We Go From Here?"  January 23, 2017
Pokemon GO:  More Than Just an App  February 13, 2017
C.O.P. Houses, School Security, and Other Initiatives Providing Proactive Law Enforcement for a Diverse, Mid-sized American City  February 20, 2017 FBI 101  March 6, 2017
Infragard Wisconsin Membership Alliance, Protecting Wisconsin  March 20, 2017 
Nature's Classroom:  Using UW-Parkside's Outdoor Labs to Infuse Leopold's Land Ethic Into the Curriculum   April 3, 2017 
Gender Beyond the Binary  April 17, 2017

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Meetings (of Special Note)

Aging Well Conference

Join us to celebrate 27 years of Aging Well! Learn from a special line up of exceptional presenters and get up to date with the latest best practices and trends in gerontology.  Dynamic keynote speakers include author and speaker Loretta Woodward Veney, founder and principal consultant of Superior Training Solutions, LLC, and Dr. Cindy Ofstead, director of the Office on Aging in the Wisconsin Department of Health.  This conference is a must for staying informed on the latest updates in health and wellness and exploring ways to enhance your personal well-being. This low cost conference is made possible through the generous support of sponsors and exhibitors. Everyone is welcome!   Contact the Continuing Education office to register using a credit card and mention your ALL membership to receive the ALL conference cost.  You might want to complete the form ahead if you register by phone:  262-595-3340.

Friday June 2, 2017  |   Student Center Ballroom  2017 Registration form with session topics for ALL members (pdf)    Click this link to read more detailed descriptions of Breakout Sessions.     (When the schedule opens, click on the name of the session to read the description.  Click on the name of the speaker for background information.)

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Long-Term Events

Milwaukee Symphony Prelude Concerts 2016 - 2017

Join the ALL symphony fans as they travel to Milwaukee by bus to hear and see the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Prelude Concerts.  There are two pick-up points for the school bus, a choice of seat locations, an opportunity to share a series ticket with another member and a list for people who are interested in trying out this activity by buying another person's ticket when they are not able to attend.   The bus leaves the Tallent Hall pick-up point at 8:30 am.  Members arrive early enough to enjoy coffee at the theater, and a pre-concert lecture or style show before being seated.  There is no lunch stop but you may bring a lunch to eat on the ride home.  The return time is approximately 2:30 pm. 

Remaining Concert Date:  Friday, June 16, 2017       Details (pdf)  Call the ALL Office for individual ticket availability.

New Season of Milwaukee Symphony Prelude Concerts  2017-2018 

Join the ALL symphony goers and enjoy hearing the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at six morning concerts next season.  The bus leaves the Tallent Hall pick-up point at 8:30 am. and Roma Lodge in Racine at about 8:45 am.   We leave early enough to have coffee at the theater, then enjoy a pre-concert lecture or spotlight presentation before the concert.  We don't stop for lunch, bring a bag lunch for the ride home or wait till we return.  Transportation is by school bus.  Various plans are available for seat locations.  Ticket packages may be shared.  A single concert call list is available as well.  A minimum of 26 people are needed to participate.  See the details on the ALL flyer. 

Concert Dates for 2017-2018 are:

  • Friday, September 15, 2017
  • Friday, September 29, 2017
  • Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Friday, February 2, 2018
  • Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Friday, April 27, 2018

Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card by July 15, 2017.

Met Opera Live at the Movies

The 2017-2018 Season starts in October of 2017.  Check back for registration details.

Met Opera Live at the Movies series of classes for the 2016-2017 Season   Details (pdf)

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Special Events

ALL Week of Learning (AWOL)

Cheers to Wine and Beer:  History, Celebrations, Prohibition(s) and More
June 5-9, 2017

Wine and beer are familiar beverages, but "still" (pun intended) there's a lot "brewing" this week, including info on their histories, growing areas and methods, use in food and cooking, the in's and out's of retail and distribution, plus a look at medical and religious aspects.  A fieldtrip on Friday will include some educational sampling!

June 5-9, 2017  |  Details (pdf)  The schedule has been revised.   Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card by May 19, 2017.

ALL Annual Luncheon and Meeting in June

Enjoy socializing with fellow ALL members, find out what focus groups do, enjoy great food, participate in a short meeting to keep up with the work of the group and enjoy entertainment.  All of that happens in the University Ballroom in the Student Center.

Monday June 19, 2017  |  Details (pdf)  Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by June 7, 2017.   

ALL Parking Permit for the July 1, 2017- June 30, 2018 Year

Campus parking permits must be purchased using cash or check from the ALL Office, not from Campus Police.  This permit is displayed on the rear view mirror of your car when on campus for ALL business.   If ordered in time, passes may be picked up during registration at the Annual Luncheon on June 19, 2017, otherwise the pass will be mailed.

ALL's Annual  Picnic in September

We return to lovely Pritchard Park in Racine to enjoy food, games, a hike and conversation.  There will be no same-day walk-ins for the event to ensure the proper amount of food is ordered.  Save the date now with registration closer to the date.

Monday September 11, 2017  

ALL's 2017 Holiday Gala

Join us for a delicious luncheon early in December.  After eating and socializing, we will be entertained.  One of those early events to get you in the holiday mood.

December 2017  Check back for more information and registration links.


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Links to Explore

College of Arts and Humanities Theatre Arts Program        The Rita

ALL members are invited to explore the wide variety of entertainment possibilities offered on the UW-Parkside campus. 

Visit The Rita website for the current highlighted event(s).  
Road Scholar Institute Network

Road Scholar Institute NetworkFollow this link for information about the Road Scholar Institute Network and its link to UW-Parkside's Adventures in Lifelong Learning.  The organization offers learning-through-travel experiences for participants.

For UW-Parkside activities, try one of these links:

Arts and Culture   |   Athletics

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