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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UW-Parkside Continuing Education and Community Engagement



Romeo and Juliet Class

Brian J. Gill, Assistant Professor of Performance at UW-Parkside, will share his adaptation of Shakespeare's play about "star-crossed lovers." Schedule permitting, some of the student actors will explain their technique of performance/text analysis, that is called the Folio Technique. We will also find out about stage combat, and how the actors prepare for those interactions on stage. We will hopefully be meeting in the Main Stage Theatre and will be introduced to the set design choices as well.

Thursday, April 23, 2020  |  Details (pdf). Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by April 13, 2020.

Norse Mythology

Dana Oswald, UW-Parkside Associate Professor of Literatures and Languages, will look north rather than south to understand the foundations of Western literary culture. The English language derives not directly from Latin and Greek, but rather from a Germanic ancestor, and has more in common with Old Norse. Indeed, although England was a Roman colony and is still marked by technologies and architectures of the Roman Empire, it shares the weather, gods and culture of the Norsemen, who also invaded, colonized and inhabited parts of the island-and who stayed, whereas the Romans left. We will think about Norse culture as part of the North Atlantic, through the sculptures of the Inuit artist Abraham Anghik Ruben, who melds totemic and shamanic images shared by Viking and Inuit cultures. Ruben's work draws on elements of both cultures, rarely thought of together, asking us to think about northern mythologies in a more global way.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020  |  Details (pdf). Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by April 12, 2020.

Part 1:  Egyptian Symbolism in Judeo-Christian Traditions
Part 2:  It's Reigning Cats and Dogs! Egyptian Canid and Feline Deities

Peter Chiappori returns to share more about Egyptian history. Most Christians, Jews and even Muslims have little background of the origins of their own scriptures. The first part will examine biblical stories, writings, customs and objects that are derived from their neighbors and ancestors, the Egyptians. Creation myths, scriptures, artifacts and even the layout of temples will be just some of the topics covered in this presentation. In Part 2 he will cover canid and feline deities. Anyone remotely familiar with ancient Egypt has an idea that cats and dogs played a prominent role within their faith. The origins of these animals as articles of faith and devotion will be explored in depth. Why were these creatures deified and how did their respective cults flourish throughout the dynastic times?

Wednesdays, March 25 and April 1, 2020  |  Details (pdf). Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by March 18, 2020.


Anna Antaramian McGuire, Professor Emerita from Northeastern Illinois University, will be talking about Dante's Divine Comedy (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso) with his graphic images that have inspired art, music, literature, and film. Our image of hell comes from him and those visions have been adapted, modified, and modernized. What are the 9 circles of Hell? What are some of those adaptations? How are they reflective of their times?

Monday, February 24, 2020  |  Details (pdf). Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by February 17, 2020.

The Wisconsin Labor Movement and Our Progressive History

The class will explore the role of workers and the Wisconsin labor movement in the development of Wisconsin's historic progressive government. The discussion will highlight major incidents in worker history and their impact upon our state. Join Ken Germanson, president emeritus and acting executive director of the Wisconsin Labor History Society, onetime newspaper reporter and editor, and Wisconsin union official. He was awarded the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 2018 for his work in the community and for preserving and promoting the history of labor in Wisconsin.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020  |  Details (pdf). Members may click this link to register online using a credit card only by March 8, 2020.

Tea Time:  Hand Built Ceramic Cups and Saucers

Professor Lisa Marie will be teaching a ceramics class using the easy and accessible pinch method of ceramic construction. We will create cups and saucers. While the demonstrations will focus on simple cups and saucers, attendees are encouraged to experiment and go their own creative directions, creating whatever pinch forms they desire - functional or sculptural. Day one is for creating in clay and day two will be spent glazing the fired pieces. Spots are limited.

Tuesdays, January 21 and 28, 2020  |  Details (pdf).

Future Topics In the Planning Stages
Classes about the musical 42nd Street
Medical hemp products


(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)
Hitchcock's Film Classics  Details (pdf)
Fascinating Rhythms:  Ira Gershwin's Clever Word Play  Details (pdf)
Superconductors, Superconducting Magnets & Their Applications
Alternative Courts In Wisconsin - Veterans' Court
The Lincoln Nobody Knows  Details (pdf)
Do You Hear What I Hear?  Details (pdf) 
SPACE - To Infinity and Beyond  Details (pdf)
The Birds & the Bees  Details (pdf)
Alternative Courts In Wisconsin:  Treatment Court  Details (pdf)
How Great Artists Change the World  Details (pdf)
Brain Health for the Over 50 Crowd   Details (pdf)
Women War Workers in World War I:  The Story of Helen Perry  Details (pdf) 
The Meaning of the Mosque & the Story of a Great Jeweled Carpet  Details (pdf) 
One Man, Two Guvnors (Class) Details (pdf)
Met Opera At the Movies - Details (pdf) 
Introduction to the Native Tribes of Wisconsin, With an Overview of Environmental Concerns Related to Recent Mining Interests They Are Facing Details (pdf)
World War II - The Pacific Theater  Details (pdf)
Egyptian Temples & Pyramids Details (pdf) 
From the Land Grant to Growing Power:  Is the Future of Food Sustainable? Details (pdf)
Geology of Our National Parks and The Great Lakes Basin  Details in one pdf
Sunspots, Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change  Details (pdf) 
The Red Violin:  From Film Soundtrack to Violin Concerto  Celebrating the Music of John Corigliano  Details (pdf)
Elder Law  Details (pdf)
Prelude to the Civil War  Details (pdf)
Classic Horror Films Through the Decades  Details (pdf) 
Where Are We In All This Disruption and Change? Plastics Recycling Disruption Details (pdf)
Bold Beginnings. Future Focus. UW-Parkside. Details (pdf) 
Let's Visit the Vatican  February 8 and 15, 2019  |  Details (pdf)
Urinetown:  The Musical -- The Class  Tuesday, March 5, 2019  |  Details (pdf)
Mummification and the Egyptian Afterlife  Tuesdays March 26 and April 2, 2019  |  Details (pdf) 
The Two Koreas and the US:  Crisis or Opportunity? Wednesdays April 10 and 17, 2019  |  Details (pdf)
Class on West Side Story Tuesday, April 30, 2019  |  Details (pdf) 
The Electoral College, Friday, May 3, 2019  |  Details
Goddesses, Women, and Monsters In Greek Epic and Mythology Details
Latin American Immigration to the United States  Details
Staging/Framing (Theatre, Film, TV) Details
Tchaikovsky Spectacular  Details (pdf)
Wisconsin Filmmakers  Details (pdf).
Our Evolving Food Supply/ Future Farming  Details (pdf).
Urban Planning - Yes, There Is a Plan.  Details (pdf).
Women's Suffrage in the Americas  Details (pdf)
Going East:  Helen Perry Curtis and a Year in New York, 1908-1909  Details (pdf)



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Day Trips

The Play Romeo and Juliet at UW-Parkside

In the streets of Verona, violence reigns. An age-old vendetta between two noble houses reignites. When two star-crossed lovers turn their backs on their parents' intolerance to seek their own way, they are thrown into a world of extremes where everyone has chosen sides and no one is willing to budge. Romeo and Juliet remains a shockingly relevant mirror to our own contemporary issues of identity, rebellion, family loyalties, and the right to love. This version of Shakespeare's classic is adapted and directed by Brian Gill, Assistant Professor of Performance at UW-Parkside. This is a self-drive event.

Sunday, April 26, 2020  |  Details (pdf). Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by April 6, 2020.

How to Start Seeds Indoors:  a Workshop

With just a little help you can cultivate a green thumb! Choose a package of flower seeds or vegetable seeds and an expert from Mileager's will show you how to get growing just in time for spring! What better way to usher in spring than to get your hands into some potting soil and plant seeds! The best part is you can take home your seed tray and nurture them into beautiful plants. After the workshop we will enjoy a box lunch. Since this is a drive yourself trip, you may stay and browse in the store for garden ideas.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020  |  Details (pdf). Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by February 26, 2020.

Brewers VS Phillies At Miller Park

This is a home game and we will enjoy it from the Johnsonville Party Deck. An all-star buffet will be served on a spacious patio. Stadium seating is included with views overlooking right field. See the flyer for more details.

Thursday, April 16, 2020  |  Details (pdf). Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by February 14, 2020.

No Wake, A Play at the Milwaukee Chamber Theater

This World Premiere by Wisconsin writer Erica Berman is a humorous and poignant tale of two individuals learning to take back control of their lives. It is directed by Kayleigh Kitzman and features James Pickering and Hanna Shay. With determination (and a bullhorn), elderly Peter Michaels is on a mission to save the loons of Lake Winnipesaukee, who are dying in record numbers. His summer expectations are thwarted by Sarah, a townie teenager hired to clean the house next door. While the two initially grate on each other, they slowly forge a unique intergenerational bond, opening up one tentative moment at a time and encouraging each other to truly acknowledge their loneliness and loss.

Thursday, March 12, 2020  |  Details (pdf). Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by February 12, 2020.

Trips in the Planning Stage
42nd Street at the Lyric Opera House

(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)
And We're Off & Running:  A Day at the Races   Details (pdf) 
Baha'i House of Worship and Chicago Botanic Garden  Details (pdf) 
I Love to Rhyme:  A Tribute to Ira Gershwin
Fermilab  Details (pdf) 
"Reflections" at the Art Institute of Chicago  Details (pdf) 
View the Fall Colors from the East Troy (WI) Railroad  Details (pdf)
Alternative Energy Outing   Details (pdf)
Sanfilippo Christmas Performance   Details (pdf) 
Close to Home Visit to Racine Art Museum and Lunch at Olde Madrid  Details (pdf) 
One Man, Two Guvnors Sunday, March 11, 2018  |  Details (pdf) 
Art In Bloom Thursday, April 12, 2018  |  Details (pdf) 
No DOUBT About It, Or Is There? Wednesday, April 18, 2018  |  Details (pdf)
Jesus Christ, Superstar at the Lyric Opera House  Details (pdf)
ALL Ravinia Trip:  Joshua Bell -- The Red Violin and the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra  Details (pdf)
Chicago Architecture From Three Perspectives:  Land, Air, and Sea  Details (pdf)
"Clowns, Cranberries, and Cranes" fall overnight trip.  Details (pdf)
Eataly and "Live from Chicago, It's Saturday Night Live -- The Experience!" Details (pdf)
Elf The Musical at the Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson, WI  Details (pdf)
Pimmy's Authentic Thai Cuisine Lunch  Details (pdf)
Experience 1861 At Kenosha's Kemper Center and Civil War Museum  Details (pdf)
Urinetown:  The Musical  Details (pdf)
Art In Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum Details (pdf)
Ben Butler at the Milwaukee Chamber Theater Details (pdf)
West Side Story at the Lyric Opera House, Chicago  Details
Witch - Fish  Details
Cheese Making / Dairy Tour In Our Dairy State  Details 
Two Milwaukee Religions' Ethnic Heritage  Details (pdf).
1812 Overture With Cannons At Ravinia Details (pdf).
Three Days in Door County  Details (pdf)
Argonne National Laboratory Tour Details (pdf).
A Day at the Milwaukee Public Museum Details (pdf)
Deutsche Christmas Details (pdf)
Asiana Racine Korean Lunch  Details (pdf)

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Lectures are at 2:00pm 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 runs from 8:00am-4:00pm when classes are in session. NOTE: If the shuttle is not running, park in the Student Center main lot.

Lecture Schedule for January - May 2020 in pdf
Lecture Schedule for July - November 2019 Revised in pdf (Revised with Lecture for October 21, 2019)
Lecture Schedule for January - June 2019 Revised Mar 5 in pdf
Lecture Schedule for July - December 2018 in pdf
Lecture Schedule for January - May 2018 in pdf
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 12:45pm for chatting and dining before the scheduled lectures. Remember to bring your ALL membership card to receive a discount at the Brickstone Grill checkout. 

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

SPARK!ing Creativity

Tricia Blasko, RAM Curator of Education, will introduce you to SPARK! - a free cultural engagement program for people with memory loss and their care families at the Racine Art Museum and RAM's Wustum Museum. Developed to provide a stimulating, yet non-threatening atmosphere, these creative experiences encourage the person with memory loss to actively engage in the moment and leave with a feeling of accomplishment and worth.

April 20, 2020  |  Student Center Cinema

Current Trends in Vehicle Safety Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Hans Hauschild, Medical College of Wisconsin, will cover the current vehicle safety research (including autonomous vehicles) that is being conducted at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). MCW has both a full-scale crash test laboratory and a crash simulator. The future mix of autonomous vehicles and human driven vehicles - some of which have been on the road for many years - will create new challenges for safety. He will present overviews of some of their projects.

April 6, 2020  |  Student Center Cinema

What's Up in Kenosha? (Revised Speaker)

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian is unable to attend as scheduled for this lecture. In his place he is sending Randall Hernandez, City Administrator for the City of Kenosha, to give an appraisal of the current Kenosha situation(s) and answer questions from the audience.

March 16, 2020  |  Student Center Cinema

Transformation and Criminal Justice Reform

Carl Fields, CUSH/EXPO, is currently the Progam Manager of the Hospitality Center located inside of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in downtown Racine. He also serves as the Community Organizer for the Kenosha/Racine Chapter of Ex-incarcerated People Organizing (EXPO). He is a model for transformation. From starting a prison sentence as a broken vessel, to leaving it early as an accomplished returning citizen, you will learn much by hearing from this EXPO change agent. Carl has pushed hard to ensure that people-first language and not old-world pejorative speech be the vernacular used to describe EXPO's members and their experiences. He will discuss the need for criminal justice reform and how it can assist individuals and our communities.

March 2, 2020  | Student Center Cinema

Contemporary Foot and Ankle Medicine and Surgery

Dr. William Yoder, DPM, has been serving the foot and ankle needs of the greater Kenosha and Racine area for the last nine years. He will give a modern overview of podiatric medicine and surgery, with particular attention to common foot and ankle problems, issues of the foot and ankle related to diabetes, and "tips and pearls for caring for your foot and ankle."

February 17, 2020  |  Student Center Cinema

'The Future Belongs to ...' - The 1944 Political Party Conventions

Dr. Eric Pullen, Professor of History, Carthage College, will be talking about the political party conventions of 1944 which represented a transformative moment for both the Democrats and the Republicans. Held at the height of World War II, the hotly contested convention in each party marked changes that would move each political party in dramatically new directions. For the Democrats, the replacement of Henry Wallace with Harry S. Truman signaled the end of New Deal progressivism. Meanwhile, the Republicans abandoned Wendell Willkie in favor of the more conservative Thomas E. Dewey. In many ways, the party conventions proved more significant than the actual election, which returned the popular Franklin D. Roosevelt to an unprecedented, but ultimately incomplete, fourth term.

February 3, 2020  |  Student Center Cinema

Tai Chi from A to Z

ALL member, Ruth McGee will share a brief history of Tai Chi and then discuss some of the scientific studies that show its benefits. A demonstration will show the application of its philosophy into practice for everyone. She has been practicing Tai Chi for 27 years and teaching for over 20 years.

January 27, 2020  |  Student Center Cinema

Cutting Your Cable - A Primer on Streaming TV

ALL member, Jeff Timm, will share his research and experiences of cutting his cable bill. He will cover the different terminologies and technologies. To determine what is best for your individual situation based on your viewing interests as well as price, he will explain how to develop your own process. He will define streaming lingo and talk about streaming devices and "apps". Jeff will critique the pros and cons of the services he has tried and ultimately uses.

January 6, 2020  |  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
"Be. Real. Amazing."  Parkside Students'  Research Projects May 1, 2017
A Lost World Found:  Texas in the Mid-Cretaceous  May 15, 2017
American Band Music:  1900 - Today  July 10, 2017
The Journey of Haisan Williams  July 17, 2017
Nutrition and Aging  August 7, 2017
The Myth of the Romas  August 21, 2017
"The Kid Who Climbed the Tarzan Tree"  Racine's Taylor Orphan Asylum:  Reflections On a Life Brought to Life   By a 1940's Children's Home  September 25, 2017
Gastrointestinal Health and Diseases  October 2, 2017
Judging Jesus:  World Religions' Answers to 'Who Do They Say That I Am?'  October 16, 2017
Discover Our Haiti  November 6, 2017 
Ethiopia  November 20, 2017
Eye Care for Seniors  January 8, 2018
Fitness for a Lifetime January 22, 2018
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) -- Drones:  An Overview  February 12, 2018
If a Collection Could Talk -- Artifacts From the Civil War Museum  February 19, 2018
RAM at 15:  The Growth and Development of the Racine Art Museum Since 2003   March 5, 2018
Economic Development In Racine County   March 19, 2018
Current Perceptions, and Problems, of Higher Education in America  April 2, 2018
Advancing Sustainability in the Global Marketplace:  Smart Future  May 7, 2018
Livable Communities May 21, 2018
Have You Been Hacked?  July 2, 2018
Where Is Walter Cronkite When You Really Need Him?   July 16, 2018
Not All Memories Are Good Ones...   August 6, 2018
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner!    August 20, 2018
Refugee 101:  What You Need to Know  September 17, 2018
50 Years Celebration:  Parkside Is 50 Years Old   September 24, 2018
The World Thru the Eyes of a Historian/Journalist   October 8, 2018
When a Travelogue Is More Than Just Pretty Pictures-Costa Rica  October 15, 2018
Our Lakes Are In Good Hands! "The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative"  November 5, 2018
Will There Be Back-seat Drivers In Self-driving Cars?  "Self-driving Vehicles"  November 19, 2018
Preparing for a Smart World - Gateway's Role in Careers in Southeast Wisconsin January 14, 2019 
Senior Safety  February 11, 2019
The Problems of Opioid Misuse and Abuse  February 18, 2019
From Coal to Clean:  Renewables and Wisconsin  March 4, 2019  
Refugee 101:  What You Need to Know  March 18, 2019
The Invisible Epidemic  April 1, 2019
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr - Two Revolutionary Characters  April 8, 2019
Beyond College - Planning for Careers and Lives in the 21st Century  April 15, 2019
UW-Parkside Students' Research Reports May 6, 2019
Mary Todd Lincoln, a Widow Forgotten May 20, 2019
Physical Therapy - Parkinson's Disease and Other Elder Issues July 1, 2019
Industrial History of Kenosha - From Farms to Plants July 15, 2019
Political Cartoons and Cartooning August 5, 2019
The Cognitive Science of Magic August 19, 2019
Travels In South America - to Patagonia and Back September 16, 2019
Ranger Vision:  The State of Parkside Athletics September 23, 2019
Homeless in Racine - from Street Outreach to Permanent Housing October 7, 2019
Legislating for Wisconsin's Future October 21, 2019
Honoring Grief... and Finding Our Way Through the Holidays  November 4, 2019
Trains - The Rise and Fall of Railroad Passenger Service in the USA  November 18, 2019


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Meetings (of Special Note)

Aging Well Conference  Friday June 7, 2019

The conference registration is open for the 2019 event. Contact the ALL Office (262) 595-2793 for more information about how to register for this event.

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Long-Term Events

2019-2020 Season of Milwaukee Symphony Prelude Concerts

Join the ALL symphony goers and enjoy hearing the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at six morning prelude concerts this season.  The school bus leaves the Tallent Hall pick-up point at 9:00 am for our only pick-up point this year.   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 information details on the ALL flyer (pdf).

Concert Dates for 2019-2020 are:

  • Friday, September 20, 2019
  • Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Friday, May 22, 2020
  • Friday, June 5, 2020

Members may contact the ALL Office for information on attending individual concerts.

Met Opera Live at the Movies 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 Met Opera at the Movies class starts on October 11, 2019.  Attend five classes between October 2019 and April 2020 led by our instructor, Gregory Berg.  Mr. Berg talks about two operas at each class and then students go to movie theaters showing the live opera performances that were discussed.  The classes are great, even if you are not able to attend all of the movie theater performances or are new to opera.  We will be meeting in RITA/ CommArts room CART130 again this year.  The classes meet on:

  • Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Friday, February 28, 2020
  • Friday, April 10, 2020

Click this link for details of the full season 2019-2020 Met Opera Live at the Movies class (pdf).

Past Opera Seasons

Met Opera Live at the Movies series of classes for the 2016-2017 Season   Details (pdf)
Full season 2017-2018 Met Opera at the Movies class (pdf). Details (pdf)
Full season 2018-2019 Met Opera Live at the Movies class (pdf). Details (pdf)


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Special Events

ALL Week of Learning (AWOL) 

June 10-14, 2019  Technology-- Transforming Our World
Registration is open for the 2019 Week of Learning. Explore the topic of Technology through a wide range of topics. Enjoy classes, lunches, snacks and a fieldtrip to the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). For the details and the schedule of topics and presenters, view this flyer. Details (pdf)
Save-the-dates flyer  Flyer (pdf)

ALL Annual Luncheon and Meeting in June - Our 21st Anniversary

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 24, 2019  |  Details (pdf) 

ALL Parking Permit for September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020

Campus parking permits are available and must be purchased using cash or check from the ALL Office, not from Campus Police. By purchasing this permit you acknowledge that you are not an employee of UW-Parkside. This permit is displayed on the rear view mirror of your car when on campus for ALL business. Contact the ALL Office to purchase. ALL Office phone number is 262-595-2793 if you have questions. ALL members may click on this link for a pdf flyer of details and the registration form.

ALL's Annual Picnic September 2019

The ALL Annual Picnic will be held in Pritchard Park in Racine this year. This is an opportunity to meet other ALL members, socialize with friends, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch, participate in games, and take an optional hike in the park. Registration is required by August 23, 2019 so the committee can order the correct amount of food.

Monday, September 9, 2019  |  Details (pdf). Registrations have closed. Contact the ALL Office if you have questions. (262-595-2793)

ALL's 2019 Holiday Gala

This year we return to The Covenant at Murray Mansion for our 2019 Holiday Gala. Enjoy beautiful decorations, delicious food and special entertainment as we celebrate a wonderful year of ALL activities.

Monday, December 2, 2019  |  Details (pdf).


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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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