Monday 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.

Rebranding the Department on Aging Dianne Jacobson

January 21
1:30 pm
Oneida County Senior Center
Host: Mary Grieco
715.362.4040 Cell 715.360.4646

The beginning of 2019 saw some changes in programs offered at the Oneida County Senior Center (Aging & Disability Resource Center of Oneida County). Members of the staff will give an overview of the many services offered for older adults and their families. Maximum: 80


Current Events

Michael Shores,
Charlotte Schneider, Pete Day
January 28; February 11, 25;
March 11, 25; April 8, 22;
May 6, 20
9:30 am
Oneida County Senior Center
Host: Rita Shores
715.420.0284

Do you like to talk about what is happening in the world, the state, and our region but hate partisan bickering? This is the class for you. We have found that the under-reported news is a lot more interesting than stories that command the blaring headlines from the major media outlets. Maximum: 30


The Story of the Development of Noninvasive Heart Care

R. Dustan Sarazan, DVM, PhD
March 4
9:30 am
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Leslie Sarazan
715.282.2060 Cell 608.335.9747

In the 1950s, a team comprised of a groundbreaking engineer and an exceptional physician was laying the foundation for what would eventually become a radical new approach to health care: the noninvasive imaging and treatment of the heart. The discoveries made by these pioneers in dogs, baboons, giraffes, and other experimental animals would eventually lead to a doctor’s ability to see the heart without cutting open the body; allow patients to have their hearts monitored despite being miles away; and provide reassurance to parents that a fetus’ heart was normal rather than waiting until the offspring was born. This is a multimedia presentation by Dr. Sarazan with rare movie footage from the 1960s and 1970s filmed in Africa, Alaska, and California.


 

Experimental Animals in Biomedical Research

R. Dustan Sarazan, DVM, PhD
April 15
9:30 am
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Leslie Sarazan
715.282.2060 Cell 608.335.9747

Research using experimental animals has been responsible for a majority of the medical and surgical breakthroughs that have occurred in modern society. This is a very controversial topic, with some adamantly opposed to using animals for research and some claiming that animals have rights equivalent to those of humans. Dr. Dustan Sarazan will address the differences between animal welfare and animal rights. Although this presentation will not resolve this bioethics conflict, we will cover the various applications that use animals and why. In addition, we will address the history of regulatory oversight in the U.S. that ensures that pain and distress are minimized and the welfare of the experimental animals is maximized.


Traditional Green Building

Ann Sorensen
April 15
1 pm
Minocqua Public Library
Host: Joan Hauer
715.356.6540 Cell 715.892.1549

The presenter, Ann Sorensen, will share the merits of traditional build styles and their place in the green building movement. She is a carpenter, graduate student, and awardee of a scholarship in the “Building Craft Programme,” London, England. Maximum: 60



India: Beyond the Destinations

Anne Lindeke and Celia Schwarm
April 29
1:30 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Lynne Freehill
715.546.3059 Cell 310.592.6267

There are many ways to explore India, and traveling the country with someone who lives there is right at the top of the list. That’s just what happened when three American women accepted the offer of an international priest to come see the “real India.” This trip provided a fascinating step into a culture to taste, see, and experience “daily life” in the cities and rural areas. Let them introduce you to a sliver of the experience.


Local Architecture: An Armchair Tour of Early 20th Century Homes

Kathy Cutforth
May 13
1 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Cheryl Hobbs
715.453.4056

Kathy Cutforth has a background in urban planning and historical preservation. She will take us on a “tour” of American homes of the 1900s to 1930s – a time of an explosion in the demand or housing resulting in a great diversity of materials and style. Any one of us may have grown up in one of these homes.

American Statesmen

Ted Russell
May 20 and 21
(2 consecutive days)
1 pm
Minocqua Public Library
Host: Margaret Barnes
715.420.1630 Cell 715.369.2435

Ted Russell will take us down the path of history once more with fascinating stories about American Statesmen. This will include information that we haven’t heard before about the Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Cabinet Members. There is no holding him back, so be sure to attend both days! Maximum: 60

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