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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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UW-Parkside Continuing Education and Community Engagement



World War II - The Pacific Theater

Dr. David Bruce, Associate Professor of History, UW-Parkside, is returning to continue his story of World War II, this time, as it occurred in the Pacific.  At the end of the First World War, Europeans believed they had crafted a peace that would last until the end of time.  Yet, almost from the moment the treaty was signed, Europe was set on a dangerous path to an even greater conflict.  The Second World War was one of the most destructive events in human history.  By the time it had concluded, an estimated 70 million people would lose their lives, property damages would run in the billions, and the world would be changed forever.  This mini-history course will examine several of the major issues and personalities that were involved in the war, including the conflicting nationalist goals, the technology used, and many of the key engagements that took place.

Tuesdays, March 20 and 27, 2018  |  Details (pdf)

Egyptian Temples & Pyramids

Peter Chiappori will examine the origins of ancient Egyptian temple architecture by exploring religious literature, creation myths, and symbolism.  The discussion will give accounts from Egyptian sources regarding their belief system, descriptions of the physical universe, temple contruction rituals, and parallels with Judeo/Christian religious material.  Many temples and early dynastic centers will be viewed, along with a diversity of chapels to the largest place of worship ever constructed by mankind, the Karnak Temple.  The second discussion will examine the origins of ancient Egyptian pyramids with emphasis on the pinnacle of the perfected form, the Great Pyramid of Giza for King Khufu.  These gigantic structures housed the remains of kings, but had elements of early and cosmic significance embedded in the architecture in order to achieve their place in eternity.  We'll learn about the latest finds, including the oldest papyrus, an ancient port, Khufu's boat, the world's oldest ship and other construction features of Khufu's masterpiece.

Tuesdays, April 17 and 24, 2018  |  Details (pdf) 

From the Land Grant to Growing Power:  Is the Future of Food Sustainable?

Our favorite plant ecologist, Dr. Dave Rogers, will explore the recent history of agriculture that led to the "green revolution" which has produced both an unprecedented abundance of cheap food, but also significant declines in soil and water quality, biodiversity, human health and animal welfare.  Sustainable agriculture seeks to retain the productivity benefits of the green revolution, but in a way that minimizes or reverses these negative impacts.  Innovations in plant and animal breeding and farming techniques are on-going to meet the ever-increasing needs of the human population and the challenges imposed by global warming.  We will discuss the challenges that innovators like Will Allen and his non-profit "Growing Power" face as they seek to demonstrate the economic viability of sustainable food production, particularly as consumer demand for "organic" and "sustainable" products increases and more competitors enter the marketplace.

Tuesdays May 1 & May 8, 2018  |  Details (pdf)

Geology of Our National Parks and The Great Lakes Basin

Join Dr. Joy Mast, as she talks about the geology of our National Parks.  Dr. Mast will highlight how parks are formed by tectonic activity, mountain building, glaciation, and erosion.  The class will explore origins  of geologic features in America's national parks, including Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Mount Rainier, Yosemite, Olympic, Great Smokey Mountains, U. S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii Volcanos, Rocky Mountain, Glacier, and Denali.

Dr. Matthew Zorn will focus on the formation of the Great Lakes, some history of the waxing and waning of these water bodies in his interactive presentation.  He will take a look at Lake Michigan in a bit more depth.  Geology, weather, climate, and vegetation are just some of the aspects of the lakes that will be examined.

Thursdays  National Parks on June 14, 2018 and Great Lakes Basin on June 21, 2018 |  Details in one pdf   Members may click on this link to register online with a credit card only by June 1, 2018.

Sunspots, Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change

Patrick Frendreis returns for his second class with ALL members.  In this class, he'll review methodologies such as computer modeling that scientists use to develop theories of atmospheric heating, the controversy over Anthropogenic Climate Change, and the role of the sun.  He'll, also, explain what is known about the extent of past climate changes and causal factors.  And finally, Patrick will examine what can realistically be done, if anything, about current atmospheric heating, and how much extra heating has taken place.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 |  Details (pdf)   Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by June 29, 2018.

Future Topics In the Planning Stages

The Red Violin Composer John Corigliano in August
Elder Law in August
Let's Tackle the Mexican-American War in September
Horror Movies in October
Recycling and Plastics 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)
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)




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Day Trips

One Man, Two Guvnors

In the British seaside town of Brighton, things are looking up for Francis Henshall:  he's been hired as a valet - by two different men!  The only problem is that in order for Francis to get paid (and eat lunch) he has to keep his two guvnors from guessing what his is up to.  This comedy by Richard Bean is one of the cleverest of the last decade, filled with satire, songs, slapstick, and glittering one-liners.  We are attending the final matinee in the Main Stage Theater at UW-Parkside.

Sunday, March 11, 2018  |  Details (pdf) 

Art In Bloom

Join ALL members to see (and smell) the annual Art In Bloom event at the Milwaukee Art Museum as Spring comes alive with stunning art-inspired floral installations, set among three floors of Collection Galleries in the Saarinen and Kahler buildings, along with more features in the Quadracci Pavilion.  Then we'll enjoy lunch at the Water Street Brewery, Milwaukee's first brew pub and downtown landmark since 1987.

Thursday, April 12, 2018  |  Details (pdf) 

No DOUBT About It, Or Is There?

Chosen as the best play of the year (2005) by over 10 newspapers and magazines, Doubt, by playwright John Patrick Shanley, is set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, where a strong-minded woman wrestles with conscience and uncertainty as she is faced with concerns about one of her male colleagues.  This Pulitzer prize-winning play dramatizes issues straight from today's headlines within a world re-created with knowing detail and a judicious eye.  We travel to the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre for the performance followed by an early dinner at Rodizio Grill, Brazilian Steakhouse.  Thank you to an ALL member for the generous donation of a block of tickets for this performance.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018  |  Details (pdf)  

Jesus Christ, Superstar at the Lyric Opera House

Jesus Christ, Superstar is a 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.  The musical started as rock opera concept album before its Broadway debut in 1971.  The musical is sung through, with no spoken dialogue.  The story is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus' life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion.  It depicts political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not present in the Bible.  The rock opera was nominated for five Tony awards in 1972, and its many revivals have been consistently nominated for Best Revival of a Musical on Broadway and elsewhere.  Some religious groups have condemned the musical as blasphemous.  It was banned in South Africa and the Hungarian People's Republic.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018  |  Details (pdf)  

Vroom Rev Your Engine and Fill Your Tank

Get on board with this exciting one-day trip to the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee where we'll enjoy a 45-minute private tour of the museum's collections.  You'll have free time to explore on your own (with a discount at the gift shop) -- or have your picture taken astride a variety of motorcycles on display inside of the museum.  Outside, if time allows, you will get an opportunity to really rev your engine and discover the true Harley Davidson experience as you learn to operate the gears on a stationary bike.  Then it's on to the Lakefront Brewery for lunch and a brewery tour, including beer or soft drink tokens and a souvenir beer glass.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 | Details (pdf)  Members click on this link to register online using a credit card only by June 27, 2018.

"Clowns, Cranberries, and Cranes"
Registration is now open for the fall overnight trip.

We will stay 2 nights in Baraboo, WI.  Plans have been made to visit the Clown Hall of Fame, Al Ringling's mansion and theater, the International Crane Foundation and much more.  Also being planned is a ride up to Warren, WI's cranberry marshes to see cranberries harvested and processed.  Lunch follows at a cranberry museum with cranberry items on the menu.  Read the schedule and menu details of this three-day trip in the flyer that is available now.

Tuesday-Thursday, October 9, 10, 11, 2018  |  Details (pdf)  All registrations for this trip must be made by check or cash and sent or delivered to the ALL Office by Friday, June 15.  There are no credit card registrations accepted for this trip.  A total of fifty-four (54) seats are available.

Trips in the Planning Stages

Ravinia July or August
Chicago Architecture Tour (repeat of popular past trip)
Visit real sets of Saturday Night Live and Second City in Chicago November

(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) 

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

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 12:45 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)

Eye Care for Seniors

Dr. R. Krishna Sanka, M.D. of the Eye Center of Racine and Kenosha, will discuss the many diseases of the eyes and the available treatments for these diseases.

January 8, 2018 (Second Monday)  |  Student Center Cinema

Fitness for a Lifetime

Sally Berzinsky, M.S., R.D., C.D., of the Kenosha Medical Center Campus of Froedtert South, will review components of fitness and exercise over several decades of life, emphasizing exercise at 50 years and older.

January 22, 2018 (Fourth Monday)  |  Student Center Cinema

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) -- Drones:  An Overview

Craig Czerwinski, an Aeronautics Instructor at Gateway Technical College, will provide an overview of the drone industry to include:  types of drones, uses of drones, technology, regulation and other current topics.

February 12, 2018 (Second Monday)  |  Student Center Cinema

If a Collection Could Talk -- Artifacts From the Civil War Museum

Doug Dammann, Curator of the Kenosha Civil War Museum, will present a program on the histories and stories behind the artifacts on display at the Civil War Museum.  Learn about the Upper MIdwest's involvement in the war through the images, artifacts, and stories collected by this one-of-a-kind museum.

February 19, 2018  |  Student Center Cinema

RAM at 15:  The Growth and Development of the Racine Art Museum Since 2003

Our presenter is Bruce Pepich, Executive Director and Curator of Collections of the Racine Art Museum and the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts.  Home to the largest contemporary craft collection to be found in any US art museum, RAM and its Wustum Museum of Fine Arts campus unite to provide a wide-ranging education program for the people of southeast Wisconsin and beyond.  Mr. Pepich will speak about the museums's birth and development over the last 15 years and the programs that are offered today.

March 5, 2018  |  Student Center Cinema

Economic Development In Racine County

The topic says it all.  Jonathan Delagrave will describe the latest developments happening in Racine County.  He was elected County Executive of Racine County in April 2015.

March 19, 2018  |  Student Center Cinema

Current Perceptions, and Problems, of Higher Education in America

Dr. Jerald Mast, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science at Carthage College, joins us for this first lecture in April.  Education and educators are facing increasing political scrutiny, questions, funding cuts and legislative constraints, and also the expectations of major private donors while being entrusted with educating and preparing young adults who are about to enter the world we have created for them.  Now, we can learn to better understand the issues from the vantage point of an educator working here in southeastern Wisconsin.

April 2, 2018  |  Student Center Cinema

So, What Have Parkside Students Been Doing in the Labs This Year?"

Students have the opportunity to do real research work, with their professors, in a wonderful array of fields of study that range from the physical sciences to the humanities.  During earlier years we have heard about how fungi operate, how a computer program could improve scheduling medical appointments at a correctional facility, how an immigrant farm workers program affected whole families in Mexico, what is involved in costume design and construction, and how diets impact the health of laboratory rats.

Students squeeze us in between the state and national presentations of their research projects and the reality of final exams.  We are indeed fortunate to have these talented young people share their enthusiasm, their knowledge, and their precious time with us.

April 16, 2018  |  Student Center Cinema

Advancing Sustainability in the Global Marketplace:  Smart Future

In discussing the "smart future," Dr. John Scalbeck, Professor of Geosciences at UW-Parkside, will present current and emerging strategies for sustainable business models and personal lifestyles for the 21st Century.  One element of adopting a sustainable personal lifestyle is reflected in Dr. Skalbeck's decision to install solar panels on his home; he will describe his experience with this rapidly developing energy system.

May 7, 2018  |  Student Center Cinema

Livable Communities

Sam Wilson, State Director of AARP-Wisconsin, is the presenter for this lecture.  Demographic changes have communities rethinking the future of their economic and community development strategies in both rural and urban areas.  One of the frameworks being used in this reassessment process is called Livable Communities, which outlines ways that communities can become lifespan destinations for young professionals and older adults alike.  AARP's Network of Age Friendly communities is part of this movement and this presentation is designed to give ALL members a firm understanding of what changes communities are undergoing to become more "livable" and "age-friendly" and how residents can be involved in planning their own community's future.

May 21, 2018  |  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 


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Meetings (of Special Note)

Aging Well Conference  Friday June 1, 2018 

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

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Long-Term Events

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 corrected information 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 soon online using a credit card.

Met Opera Live at the Movies

The 2017-2018 Met Opera at the Movies class starts on October 6, 2017.  Attend five classes between October 2017 and April 2018 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.  This year we are trying out a new location for our classes on campus.  We will be meeting in a RITA/COM ARTS room.  Look for CART 131.  The classes meet on:

  • Friday, October 6, 2017
  • Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Friday, February 9, 2018
  • Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Friday, April 13, 2018

Click this link for details of the full season 2017-2018 Met Opera at the Movies class (pdf).

A special opportunity has opened up for this series of classes.  Due to a room change for the last two classes, we are able to open registration for one or both classes scheduled for March 2nd and April 13th.  To see the flyer for these sampler classes, click on this Details (pdf) link.  Members may click on this link to register online with a credit card only by February 27, 2018.

Past Opera Season

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)

Registration is now open for this year's Week of Learning as we spend "5 Memorable Days in the United Kingdom".  We spend four days on the UW-Parkside campus hearing a variety of speakers talking about various countries, covering a wide variety of subjects, and sampling lunches with familiar and not-so-familiar names.  To read the daily schedule, see the menus and learn the cost, see the flyer in pdf format. 

June 4-8, 2018  |  Details (pdf)  Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by May 18, 2018.

ALL Annual Luncheon and Meeting in June - Our 20th 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 18, 2018  |   Details (pdf)  Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by June 1, 2018.

ALL Parking Permit for the July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019 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 18, 2018, otherwise the pass will be mailed.  Cost has not been announced yet.  Note:  If permits are needed for the current 2017-2018 year, contact the ALL Office to purchase.  Office phone number is 262-595-2793.

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.

Monday September 10, 2018  |  

ALL's 2017 Holiday Gala

Join us for a delicious luncheon early in December.  We are visiting a new location this year, The Covenant at Murray Mansion in Racine.  After eating a delicious lunch and socializing with friends, old and new, we will travel back in time to the traditions of yesteryear.  Rochelle Pennington brings back memories of "An Old-fashioned Christmas" and shares some of her Christmas antiques with us.  One of those early events to get you in the holiday mood.  We know "Yule" enjoy it.

Monday, December 4, 2017  |  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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