Friday Classes

Classes with maximum limits are filled in the order they are received. You will be notified if a class you registered for is already full.

What We’re Reading Now: Non-fiction

Michael Shores
February 1, 15
March 1, 15, 29
April 12, 26
May 10
9:30 am
Nicolet College, Lakeside Center,
2nd floor, room 222
Host: Michael Shores
715.360.5036

Here’s a different kind of reading group. We are all reading different books. There are no reading assignments. We read what interests us as individuals and find that the stories told, the new ideas uncovered, and new vistas explored usually lead to lively and interesting conversation. Maximum: 10


Great Decisions

John Bogusz
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22
12:30 pm
Nicolet College, Northwoods
Center, room 114
Host: Charlotte Schneider
Cell 715.499.0785

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. It involves reading the briefing book, watching the DVD, and discussing the material. Please include a fee of $20 for the Briefing Book with your registration form. This book can be shared with another person, if you choose. Maximum: 24


Everything You Wanted to Know About Powwows - Class is full but waiting list is available

Brenda Peltier
March 8
9:30 am
Nicolet College, Tamarack Center,
room 110
Host: Rita Shores
715.420.0284

Learn about the who, what, when, where, and why of powwow celebrations. If you have never been to a powwow, now is the time to see the beauty of Grand Entry and learn about the various dancers and their regalia. Powwow etiquette will be highlighted and participants will be invited to meet at the Forest County Potawatomi’s End-of-the- Winter Powwow in March. This is a repeat of the class held in March 2016. Maximum: 40


Live Aquaria Tour at Doctors Foster and Smith - Class is full but waiting list is available

Christine Mueller
March 22
10 am
Doctors Foster and Smith Aquaria
Building
Host: Lynne Freehill
715.546.3059 Cell 310.592.6267

When three veterinarians put out their first mail order catalogue in 1983, they had no idea how far it would go. It is now considered to be the largest mail order pet supply company in America. Petco is their parent company as of 2014. Join us for a tour of their Aquaculture Coral and Aquatic Life Facility. Participants will see behind the scenes filtration systems, the workings of the facility, and many thousand marine species from around the world as well as aquacultured species. This will include corals, marine, freshwater fish, and invertebrates. Maximum: 30

 

National Parks – America’s Best Idea

Joe Jopek
March 29
1:30 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Rita Shores
715.420.0284

Upon retirement in 1991, Joe Jopek decided he wanted to realize a long quest of visiting all units of the National Park System. Fortunately his wife Peg, a history buff, agreed. At that time there were 358 units in the system, and now they are within one unit of that number. Come hear about some of their adventures, favorite parks, and thoughts on “America’s Best Idea.”


The Great War, its Aftermath and the Shaping of the 20th Century - - Class is full but waiting list is available

John Bogusz
April 5
10 am
Nicolet College, Tamarack Center,
room 110
Host: Charlotte Schneider
Cell 715.499.0785

Join retired history teacher John Bogusz as we examine the end of the “War to End All Wars.” He will discuss how the resultant peace and related events had a profound impact on the 20th and 21st centuries. Maximum: 40


Eagle River Historical Museum - CLASS IS FULL

Museum Staff
April 19
1:30 pm
Eagle River Historical Museum
Host: Lynne Freehill
715.546.3059 Cell 310.592.6267

Come see one of the best collections of local history in the Northwoods. Eagle River Historical Society was formed in 1998 and moved into its newest building in 2014. There are displays for logging, resorts, camps, recreation, military, school, trapping, farming, and Native American artifacts. Take a walk through history and see how things evolved from loggers and fur traders into the beautiful vacationland it is today. Maximum: 40 - CLASS IS FULL


I ♥ Wisconsin River Trip Ruth Oppedahl

May 3
1 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Leslie Sarazan
715.282.2060 Cell 608.335.9747

I ♥ Wisconsin River Trip was an 18-day paddle from the source of the Wisconsin River to the confluence with the Mississippi in October 2015. As a positive response to the state’s budget cuts to natural resources, Ruth Oppedahl decided to use her vacation exploring our state from north to south and meeting with conservation groups and citizens along the way to learn how they help protect our lands, waters, and wildlife. She discovered a beautiful, wild river and wonderful people along the way. Ruth is the Executive Director of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, a nonprofit organization that makes grants for managing public lands and research/monitoring on rare species in Wisconsin, and coordinates a renowned field trip program throughout the state. You can see a map and read her online journal at http://www.wisconservation.org/i-heart-wisconsin/

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