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



Wisconsin Filmmakers

Duane Dudek, film and TV critic, will present a class on the life, works and influence of Wisconsin filmmakers from Orson Wells (Citizen Kane) to John Ridley (12 Years a Slave). The class will include clips and trailers of film.

Monday, September 16, 2019  |  Details (pdf). Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by September 6, 2019.

Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Dr. Laura Rexroth will provide some background information to prepare for our trip to Ravinia in August. What makes Tchaikovsky sound like Tchaikovsky? Why do we still want to listen to his music in the 21st century? Why do we like his 1812 Overture (besides the cannons)? Learn about the nationalist movement in music and what makes Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky so special.

Thursday, August 15, 2019  |  Details (pdf) Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by August 1, 2019.

Staging/Framing (Theatre, Film, TV)  See Date Changes

Join Professor McRoy of the UW-Parkside Department of English in an exploration of staging and framing in theatre, film and TV. Staging can refer to the spectacle that a play presents in performance, but frequently is used interchangeably with the term blocking, which refers to how the performers are placed and moved around the stage. Blocking is done by the director to make sure performers are on their marks at the right time. The stage picture and advances in technology require blocking, as well. The influence of filming formats will be included.

Wednesdays July 17 and 24, 2019 | Details (pdf)

Latin American Immigration to the United States

Dr. Stephanie Mitchell, Professor of History, Carthage College, will be teaching a class that explores governmental relationships between the United States and our Latin American neighbors. We will explore what they have been and what they are today. What can be done to alleviate the "Crisis at the Border"? How are asylum seekers processed; how does our Justice System deal with this population; and how are such individuals treated in the Kenosha County Detention Center?

Monday, June 3, 2019  |  Details (pdf)

Future Topics In the Planning Stages
Women Suffrage
Urban Planning
Smart Agriculture


(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


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Day Trips

Argonne National Laboratory Tour

Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center where talented scientists and engineers work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy to protecting ourselves and our environment. Let's see them in action! The trip includes a bus tour of the grounds, and two walking tours. The flyer includes a detailed schedule and special requirements for the trip.

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

Three Days in Door County

Three days of non-stop adventure await travelers as we explore the the beautiful vacation spots. Enjoy a traditional Door County Fish Boil, a visit to Washington Island, a performance of George Washington's Teeth! at the Peninsula Players Theatre in a Garden, and a visit to Al Johnson's Authentic Swedish Restaurant in Sister Bay that has goats grazing on a grass roof! The full itinerary is on the flyer.

Monday-Wednesday, September 23-25, 2019  |  Details (pdf) Members will need to print the flyer and fill in the form to send with a check, or deliver with cash, to the ALL Office. The address is on the flyer. Registrations must be received by July 10, 2019.

Two Milwaukee Religions' Ethnic Heritage

We visit The Sikh Temple of Wisconsin which was established in 1997 and is devoted to the principles and ideals of Sikhism. It is a monotheistic religion founded during the 15th century in the Punjab region of India. Members invited our group to lunch there. After lunch the tour moves on to the Basilica of Saint Josephat on 6th Street. This is a Franciscan Center for prayer and spirituality, inspiration and beauty. It is home to a vibrant Roman Catholic parish and remains a testament to the faith of the Polish immigrants that created it. It is as close as we get to a European Cathedral and is the largest church in Milwaukee.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019  |  Details (pdf). Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by August 9, 2019.

1812 Overture With Cannons At Ravinia

Itzhak Perlman, world-renowned violinist, conductor and music teacher, will take us on a musical journey with Tchaikovsky favorites. Sit back and relax to the beautiful sounds of Symphony No. 4, Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra, and the 1812 Overture with cannons! In his role of conductor, he leads The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Kian Soltani on cello, in an evening to remember. Buffet dinner under a tent and pavilion seating complete the enjoyment.

Sunday, August 18, 2019  |  Details (pdf). Contact the ALL Office for more information 262-595-2793.

Witch - Fish

During this Kenosha Day Trip, we will be enjoying a morning ride on a rare authentic wooden commercial sailing schooner, the Red Witch. Upon returning to shore, we board the 'Witch Trolley' for a ride to Kenosha's Simmons field for the Kenosha Kingfish baseball game where we enjoy ball park food and the afternoon game. Following the game we board the trolley for the return trip to our cars.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019  |  Details (pdf)  Members may register online using a credit card only by July 1, 2019.

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)

Trips in the Planning Stage
Ethnic Milwaukee
Visit to the Argonne Lab
Tour of the Pabst Mansion

(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

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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 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)

Ranger Vision:  The State of Parkside Athletics

Andrew Gavin, Director of Athletics, UW-Parkside, will discuss how UW-Parkside offers an effective college athletic program without a "big budget" operation. He will include an overview of NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Learn about the current state of UW-Parkside athletics after two years of his leadership and his vision for the future.

September 23, 2019  |  Student Center Cinema

Travels In South America - to Patagonia and Back

Tom Rutkowski taught English in Racine high schools for thirty years, first at Horlick and later at Walden III where he helped to establish the Walden III Green School. During summer vacations he traveled the world and brought back stories of exploring different cultures and natural wonders to his students. When he retired, he started studying Spanish - mostly for the challenge, but also as a key to open new areas for discovery. In 2018 he and his wife decided to travel to South America to put this knowledge to the test. You will see the cities, historical sites and unique natural settings in Tom's modern (digital) "slide show".

September 16, 2019  |  Student Center Cinema

The Cognitive Science of Magic

Anthony Barnhart, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychological Science at Carthage College, will discuss the long history of interaction between psychologists and magicians. Along the way, using live performance and video, he will introduce some of the techniques and theories from the world of magic (including his own) that have inspired research in laboratories around the world. As a performer, he employs psychological principles to elevate his magic's impact and increase the audience's sense of wonder. Attend this lecture and see what might happen to others - or to you?

August 19, 2019  |  Student Center Cinema

Political Cartoons and Cartooning

John Hambrock grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the youngest of 3 boys of a working family. In high school it was not cartooning that first grabbed his interest, but science, more specifically, marine biology. But as he labored through high school, various events drew his interest toward the arts. After studying at Indiana University, he earned a degree in Graphic Design from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. He worked at a few small and mid-sized design firms. After he started his own business in industrial advertising, packaging and print design, the passion for cartooning began to take hold. It became a reality when he married Anne, a high school friend. She provided the force that helped John realize a life dream. Those living in the Kenosha area may know the ending. Those of us who open the Kenosha News, turn to the comic section, and wrap ourselves with delight while reading the cartoon, "The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee" - a John and Anne Hambrock production.

August 5, 2019  |  Student Center Cinema

Industrial History of Kenosha - From Farms to Plants

Chris Allen, Executive Director, Kenosha History Center, became interested in Kenosha history in 2009, while a student at Carthage College. He received a two-year internship at the Museum and used the museum's archives to research Kenosha's "lost industries" starting with the Simmons Company. Chris will chronicle Kenosha's variegated industrial progress, which has included its rather amazing recovery from its days as a "one horse" (well, one car - Nash/American Motors) town.

July 15, 2019  |  Student Center Cinema

Physical Therapy - Parkinson's Disease and Other Elder Issues

Kris DeCant, DPT, NCS, practices Physical Therapy in Kenosha and lectures and teaches in the field, in which she has 37 years of experience. Kris is trained in Total Motion Release, a patient-guided pain reduction exercise program, and in Parkinson's Wellness Recovery. She has spoken at clinics around the country and has worked in a variety of physical therapy settings, including neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation, which have helped her develop her varied clinical skills and abilities. She's known for her "skilled expertise, compassion, and warm, friendly, caring manner".

July 1, 2019  |  Student Center Cinema

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


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


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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 click on this link to register online using a credit card only by August 1, 2019.

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
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). Members may click on this link to register online using a credit card only by August 23, 2019.

ALL's 2019 Holiday Gala

December 2, 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:

Arts and Culture   |   Athletics

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