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



Goddesses, Women, and Monsters In Greek Epic and Mythology

Associate Professor of English, Dana Oswald, provides background information to demonstrate the stories or ideas that circulate about the figures of women, monstrous and human, in Greek culture. Greek epics usually feature notable men on whose deeds rest the fate of a nation. But when it comes to women, we tend to limit our thinking to cautionary tales like Arachne, who thought she was a better weaver than Athena, or the dichotomy between faithful Penelope keeping suitors at bay, and lusty Helen, whose beauty sparked the Trojan War.

Thursday, May 30, 2019  |  Details (pdf)   Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by May 23, 2019.

The Electoral College

Professor Ross Astoria will review the origin of the Electoral College and its implication to today's political scene. During the class, Professor Astoria will lead us through a simulation of a model convention and deliberate on alterations to the Electoral College.

Friday, May 3, 2019  |  Details (revised pdf - new location). Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only before April 26, 2019.

Class on West Side Story

Laura Rexroth, conductor of the UW-Parkside Wind Ensemble and UW-Parkside Community Band, will provide some background on the Broadway production that marked Stephen Sondheim's Broadway debut. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre. Professor Rexroth will talk about the influence of West Side Story on the American musical.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019  |  Details (pdf)  Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by April 15, 2019.

The Two Koreas and the US:  Crisis or Opportunity?

Join Arthur Cyr, Director of the A.W. Clausen Center for World Business at Carthage College, for this look at the two Koreas in a time of great importance and challenge for U. S. relations with both countries. South Korea is now a global economic and political leader, while the North is both threatening and unstable.

Wednesdays April 10 and 17, 2019  |  Details (pdf)  Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by April 5, 2019.

Mummification and the Egyptian Afterlife

In this 2-part class we look at 1:  The Egyptian Book of the Dead:  Resurrection and the Afterlife and 2:  Egyptian Mummification:  Preparing for the Afterlife.

Tuesdays March 26 and April 2, 2019  |  Details (pdf) 

Urinetown:  The Musical -- The Class

Join the play's director, Jennifer Sassaman, for a look at this satirical comedy musical that premiered in 2001, which satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics. This class is preparing members for attending the musical which has a separate sign-up.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019  |  Details (pdf)

Let's Visit the Vatican

Pippin Michelli, Ph.D. in Medieval Art, will present "Curious facts about the two St. Peter's Basilica," and "The best things to see inside and outside the Vatican palace." As a place to visit, the Vatican is overwhelming! There is so much to see, and so much history to make sense of... just where do you start? Well, she suggests we start with its attached basilica of St. Peter's -- why the first building was located where it is, what it looked like, and why (or if) it was allowed to deteriorate until it had to be replaced outright. Then we can investigate what it looks like now, and what there is to see inside. For the second class, she suggests we turn to the Vatican palace itself to track how it came to be such a rabbit warren and how various popes and their architects tried to make it "better." For the details, check out the class flyer. Finally, from the vast quantities of ancient and modern art we'll pick out a few gems for their looks, their fame, or their mystery.

February 8 and 15, 2019  |  Details (pdf)

Future Topics In the Planning Stages
Political Comedy
Asylum Seekers - Central America and Mexican Immigration
Introduction to the Argonne Lab
Urban Planning

Opera Class  October 2018 - March 2019 See more details in Long-term Events.


(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) 


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Day Trips

Cheese Making / Dairy Tour In Our Dairy State

The bus heads toward Monroe, WI where we visit the National Historic Cheese Making Center, a century-old cheese factory, and lunch at the Ratskellar in Turner Hall (that is a historic Swiss-Emmenthal-style chalet established in 1868). After the delicious buffet, the tour heads to the DeVoe Dairy Farm for some touring, some animal petting, learning how to do some farm chores and shopping. The bus loads and takes us home after a full day of activity.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019  |  Details (pdf)   Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by May 10, 2019.

West Side Story at the Lyric Opera House, Chicago

Join us for West Side Story, a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and is inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The musical's dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre. The current production is a co-production of Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and Glimmerglass Festival. It is a musical-theatre experience you'll never forget!

Wednesday May 15, 2019  |  Details (pdf)  Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by March 25, 2019.

Ben Butler at the Milwaukee Chamber Theater

Set early in the Civil War, this play was inspired by real-life characters who were involved in a critical event in history. Major General Benjamin Butler of the Union Army has just arrived to take command of Fort Monroe, a Union outpost located in Virginia, a state that hours ago seceded. In addition to the threat of imminent attack, three escaped slaves have appeared at the fort seeking sanctuary. The general, a former lawyer, is required to return the slaves to their "rightful owner," a colonel in the Confederate Army. Meanwhile, one of the slaves, Shepard Mallory, eloquently pleads his case. Richard Stroud's splendid play, a battle of wits for the soul of the nation, is part comedy, part historical drama, part biography, all at the same time.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019  |  Details (pdf)  Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by March 25, 2019.

Art In Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Join ALL once again for the sights and smells of the annual Art in Bloom event as Spring comes alive with stunning art-inspired floral arrangements, set among three floors of Collection Galleries in the Saarinen and Kahler buildings, along with more flowers in the Quadracci Pavilion.

Thursday, April 11, 2019  |  Details (pdf)  Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by March 20, 2019.

UrinetownThe Musical

Members will be attending the final performance of the play on the Main Stage at UW-Parkside. Urinetown is a satirical comedy musical with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics. The show also parodies musicals such as The Threepenny Opera, The Cradle Will Rock, and Les Miserables, and the Broadway musical itself as a form. Greg Kotis had the idea for Urinetown while traveling in Europe as a student on a budget. He encountered a pay toilet, and began writing shortly thereafter, joined by Mark Hollmann for the journey to Broadway.  Scheduled to open on September 13, 2001, the show contained several references which, after the September 11 attacks, would prove offensive. Ultimately, only one line was removed from the script, and the show opened September 20, 2001.

Sunday, March 17, 2019  |  Details (pdf) 

Experience 1861 At Kenosha's Kemper Center and Civil War Museum

Our self-driving trip begins with a docent-led tour of the Durkee Mansion (built in 1861 and home to U.S. Senator Charles Durkee), and Kemper Hall (formerly an Episcopal school for girls). The dome was restored in 2011 to become the Griffin Observatory. The Kemper Center Chapel was build in 1875 to serve the needs of the Sisters of St. Mary, with beautifully hand-carved furnishings. This tour ends at Simmons Gym, built in 1901 and funded by Gilbert Simmons Mattress Company. After lunch at Kemper Center, we take a short drive to the Civil War Museum. Curator Doug Dammann will lead a behind-the-scenes tour. Here we see the Fiery Trial Gallery and learn about our region's history as told through artifacts, images and dioramas. He will discuss the design and contruction details of the exhibit that are often hidden from the visitor. The tour includes areas of the building not available to the public to get a sense of the day-to-day operations of this world class facility. This local trip has 48 spots available.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019  |  Details (pdf).

Trips in the Planning Stage
Sail the Red Witch and then attend a Kingfish baseball game in July.
Ethnic Milwaukee
Three-day Door County Excursion
Visit to the Argonne Lab

(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)

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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 - 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)

Mary Todd Lincoln, a Widow Forgotten

Jessica Michna, recipient of the Presidential Service Center's Distinguished Service Award, is widely known for her riveting portrayals of First Ladies, notable women of history, and famous fictitious characters. In this presentation, Mrs. Lincoln's life has come full circle as she returns to Springfield, Illinois to take up residence with her sister Elizabeth. She recalls the days of her girlhood in the genteel society of Lexington, Kentucky, her marriage to the gangly young lawyer, and eventually her rise to become the First Lady.

May 20, 2019  |  Student Center Cinema

UW-Parkside Students' Research Reports

Students join us to present research they have done this year. Past presentations have been enjoyable and interesting. Usually made by seniors, the presentations cover a variety of topics and fields of study.

May 6, 2019  |  Student Center Cinema

Beyond College - Planning for Careers and Lives in the 21st Century

Lisa Hinkley, Associate Vice-President and Executive Director for Career and Professional Development, Carthage College, has worked in career development roles for over 15 years and recently joined Carthage College to expand the career and professional development program for students. Carthage is committed to ensuring that all students are prepared to thrive after graduation and is continually expanding opportunities for students to explore their personal talents and how they can utilize their skills in the world.

April 15, 2019  |  Student Center Cinema

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr - Two Revolutionary Characters
Rescheduled Lecture

Our members have expressed interest in the musical, Hamilton, and asked Dr. Eric Pullin, Professor of History at Carthage College, to talk about the history of leading characters. He commented that "Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr famously detested one another, both politically and personally. The rivalry between these two 'revolutionary characters' helped to define and shape a nation."

April 8, 2019  |  Student Center Cinema

The Invisible Epidemic

John Schmid of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, is an economic journalist who has spent most of his career covering globalization and economic change. An assignment on the economic depression in Milwaukee's inner city led to unexpected new directions in his career: to explain the relentless downward spiral in the urban core, he has come to understand that the issues lie with neuroscience, mental health and an epidemic of psychological trauma. The work led to his five-part 2017 series, "A Time to Heal". Mr. Schmid has followed up the series with two dozen follow-up stories. These findings will be the focus of his talk.

April 1, 2019  |  Student Center Cinema

Refugee 101:  What You Need to Know (Rescheduled Date)

Annamarie Carlson is the Special Programs Coordinator at the International Institute of Wisconsin. According to the United Nations, the world is facing the highest number of people displaced from their homes since World War II. This crisis of humanity has generated broad debate from the international to the local level. We'll learn about who qualifies as a refugee, where they are coming from, the international and local refugee re-settlement process, the challenges and struggles refugees face, the role of local agencies, and how we can help create a welcoming multicultural community.

March 18, 2019  |  Student Center Cinema

From Coal to Clean:  Renewables and Wisconsin

Miranda Ehrlich is a Community Organizer for the Sierra Club's "Beyond Coal Campaign" in Southeast Wisconsin. In affiliation with the Clean Power Coalition of Southeast Wisconsin, Ms. Ehrlich travels the state under the mission of ending the burning of coal and spreading the use of renewable sources of energy. She will present a 30-minute video from the film "Reinventing Power" and explain the activities of the Clean Power Coalition. Following the video, a guest panel will discuss the dangers of the Oak Creek coal burning plant to the health and quality of life for southeast Wisconsin and beyond. This presentation is about the importance of renewables for the well-being of Wisconsin and the future of our planet.

March 4, 2019  |  Student Center Cinema

The Problems of Opioid Misuse and Abuse

Guida Brown, Executive Director of the Hope Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc.
Mike Gravely, District Attorney for Kenosha County

Ms. Brown and Mr. Gravely will present the current state of opioid misuse and abuse in the nation and locally. They will explain how we got where we are today in respect to the problem, its current state of affairs, and what we can do individually and collectively to combat it.

February 18, 2019  |  Student Center Cinema

Senior Safety

Jeff Wamboldt, Crime Prevention specialist with the Kenosha Police Department, returns to share "all aspects of keeping senior citizens safe," including the modern cyber and electronic threats as well as more traditional physical threats by which we all may, at some point or another, feel in some way endangered, and suggest ways to deal effectively with them.

February 11, 2019  |  Student Center Cinema

Preparing for a Smart World - Gateway's Role in Careers in Southeast Wisconsin

Dr. Bryan Albrecht, President and CEO of Gateway Technical College, will share Gateway's high-tech career programs and its relationship to the Foxconn development.

January 14, 2019  |  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


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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

2018-2019 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 2018-2019 are:

  • Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Friday, February 22, 2019
  • Friday, May 24, 2019
  • Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Friday, June 28, 2019

Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by August 1, 2018.

Met Opera Live at the Movies

The 2018-2019 Met Opera at the Movies class starts on October 5, 2018.  Attend five classes between October 2018 and March 2019 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 a RITA/COM ARTS room to be announced.  The classes meet on:

  • Friday, October 5, 2018
  • Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Friday, March 29, 2019

Click this link for details of the full season 2018-2019 Met Opera Live at the Movies class (pdf).

Members may click on this link to register for the class using a credit card only by Friday, September 21, 2018.

Past Opera Season

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)


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Special Events

ALL Week of Learning (AWOL) 

June 10-14, 2019  --Technology-- Transforming Our World

The save-the-dates flyer is now available. Flyer (pdf)

ALL Annual Luncheon and Meeting in June - Our 21th 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.

June 24, 2019

ALL Parking Permit for the July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019 Year

Campus parking permits must be purchased for $40.00 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.   The pass will be mailed.  Contact the ALL Office to purchase.  Office phone number is 262-595-2793.

ALL's Annual Picnic September 2019

Monday September 9, 2019

ALL's 2019 Holiday Gala

December, 2019   


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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:

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