Tuesday 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.

TED Talks Eagle River

Donna DePape
September 11, 18, 25
9:30 am

Eagle River First Congregational United Church of Christ
Host: Ingrid Stephan 715.617.1850

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is back with new and interesting talks. The variety of topics continues to expand to include nature, behavior, medical advances, music, and other current topics to grab our minds. We will view four digital/video talks per session with time for group comments after each talk. Come join us for some wonderful and entertaining sessions. Maximum: 40


Mecikalski Stovewood Museum Tour

Donna Gager, Curator
September 11 (FULL)
1:30 - 3 pm
Mecikalski Stovewood Museum
Host: Margaret Barnes
715.420.1630 Cell 715.369.2435

Built at the turn of the century, the John Mecikalski General Store, Saloon and Boarding House was constructed of a distinctive type of folk architecture called “stovewood.” Characterized by short cut logs which are laid up in a bed of lime mortar, the wall resembles a stacked woodpile. Wisconsin is rich in this cultural resource, having over sixty stovewood structures. The Mecikalski Building is the only known commercial site. Its vast size and multiple uses has earned it a national landmark status. Come early, bring a lunch to eat on the available picnic tables, and browse through the visitor center and gift shop while you wait for the docent-led tour of this amazing example of folk construction. Maximum: 30


ArtStart: Tom Uttech and Jamie Bertsch

ArtStart Staff
September 18
4 pm

Host: Lynne Freehill 715.546.3059

ArtStart features two artists in the fall exhibit: Tom Uttech shows “Tranquil Ecstasy” in photographs, watercolors, and paintings that reflect “the symmetry in life.” Jamie Bertsch’s work shows her reverence for the process of craft and using her hands as a tool to pay homage
to the world around and the common place experience. ArtStart staff will provide background, a guided tour, and refreshments.


Birds in Art Exhibit

Museum Tour Guide September 25
1 pm

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Host: Walt Gager 715.369.9142

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau was one of only two museums in the nation to receive the National Medal of Arts in 2017. The museum is best known for the annual “Birds in Art” Exhibition that you will see. There is a one-hour guided tour, including a 30-minute hands on experience. After the tour, you may return to the galleries until closing time (4 pm). The exhibit is magnificent, not to be missed. Maximum: 50

Identity Theft – What to Know, What to Do

Lloyd Gauthier
October 2
1:30 pm

Oneida County Senior Center
Host: Gerald Anderson

Identity theft is a growing problem in our digital world. Even if you avoid monetary loss, the effects can follow you for years. Learn from Rhinelander’s Chief of Police what can be done to avoid identity theft and the steps to take if you become a victim. Each participant will receive a brochure explaining ID theft and a Recovery Plan manual to help walk through the recovery process. Maximum: 60


McNaughton Correctional Center Tour

Bradley Kosbab & Staff
October 9
1 pm

McNaughton Correctional Center
Host: Walt Gager


Take this unique opportunity to tour the McNaughton Correctional Center (MCC). Nestled in an unlikely setting in the beautiful Northwoods, the MCC, a minimum security prison, is unlike other state facilities. Not surrounded by barbed wire or high walls, the MCC is located just west of the town of Lake Tomahawk. It offers numerous opportunities for inmates to prepare themselves for a better life upon release. The MCC strives to give back to the neighboring communities through work projects donated to nonprofit organizations. Warden Bradley Kosbab and his staff will describe these important programs and more while leading the tour through this facility.


LIR Chorus

Mary Peterson
October 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27

December 4
9:30 am
First Congregational United
Church of Christ
Host: Mary Peterson

Do you love to sing? Chorus director Mary Peterson, a retired music educator and director, invites you to blend your voice with others in the LIR Chorus. Auditions are not required. The Chorus will perform at the Holiday Lunch in December.


UW Extension – Working for You

Myles Alexander
October 16
1:30 pm
UW Extension Service

Host: Gerald Anderson 715.482.0474 Cell 715.482.0474

Oneida County had Wisconsin’s first Extension Service. You’ve probably heard of the Extension Service, but does it extend to you? Learn about the variety of ways it benefits our area, including major program areas: families, youth and 4-H, food and nutrition, and community development, plus working with Extension Service offices across the state for such things as soil and water testing. Maximum: 45


ArtStart: David Hamlow and Colleen Ansbaugh

ArtStart Staff
November 27
4 pm
Host: Cheryl Hobbs

David Hamlow: Dark Airing is a twilit, day-glow environment where Disney dark-ride meets 3D mind map. Drawing from dream logic, psychological diagrams, geodesic utopias, and hobo symbolic language, this asks the question: how can we construct meaningful and ethical society in a world that flees from moral reason? Colleen Ansbaugh: Out My Window is a series of stitched and quilted fiber as a colorful travelogue of what Ansbaugh saw out the car window on her journeys through Up North Wisconsin. The Artist was featured in “Quilt National 2017: The Best of Contemporary Quilts!” ArtStart staff will provide background, a guided tour and refreshments. Maximum: 30

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