Upcoming events

    • March 24, 2017
    • January 26, 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Lake Edge Shopping Center, 4102 Monona Drive, Madison,WI
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    New! PLATO Breakfast Get-Together -

    We're excited to announce the "Breakfast Get-together", an extension of the summer Kaffeklatsches held at Memorial Union's terrace. The first Breakfast Get-together will be on  February 24th  and continue to be on the 4th Friday of each month thru May. 

    The breakfasts will be at 9:30 at Elie's Family Restaurant, Lake Edge Shopping Center, 4102 Monona Drive. Free Parking in a large surface lot.  When you arrive, ask for the Plato room. 

    Elie's has a large menu, moderately priced, from hearty fare to smaller options. 

    We are glad to have an indoor option for folks to dine together.  Please RSVP no later than the Wednesday before the breakfast- sscratti@gmail.com., 608 280-8050


    Hope you're able to come!

    Organizer: Sharon Scrattish



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    KaffeeKlatsch: June-August, Every 4th Friday, 9:30 AM-11:00 AM on the new Memorial Union Terrace

    As well as announcing the new PLATO Breakfast Get-Togethers to be held on the 4th Friday of the month from  February 24 through May, we also want you to know about the slightly modified summer Kaffeeklatsches. We will now meet on the 4th Fridays of each month and earlier in the day - 9;30 am to 11 am on the terrace of the newly remodeled Memorial Union.  This summer's dates are
    June 23, July 28 and August 25.

    These PLATO monthly morning gatherings are informal social get-togethers in which to meet your fellow PLATO members, share common interests and make new friends. If you are new to PLATO or new to the Madison area, this will be a great chance learn more about your organization, as well as, your new home environment.


     


    • March 30, 2017
    • Madison
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    Join us on Thursday, March 30 for Tour of Two of the iconic facilities of UW-Madison Campus: 

    • We will have a deluxe school bus to pick up and deliver attendees to the start of our tour. 
    • The Institutes of Discovery, a public and private enterpise for bio-technology research and development.
    • UW-Madison Geology Museum which contains both geology and paleontology specimens housed in Weeks Hall.
    • We will have lunch at the Union South, 1/2 block from the institutes of discovery.  The price of lunch is included and will be buffet Style.
    Registration Limit: 40 members and guests


    Registration Deadlines:  March 27

    Accessibility Policy On the Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.

    Guest Policy Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. Check with the trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional $10.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year or $30.00/half year.                                                                      

    Pricing

     

    PLATO Member Fee: $32.00 (includes buffet lunch.)                                            

    Non-Member Guest of a Member Fee:

    $42.00 (includes buffet lunch.)                                   

    Registration Fee includes: Bus without Wi-Fi.  buffet lunch private room at the Union South.

    Itinerary

    Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Milwaukee on time to begin our adventure.

    – Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.

    – Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.

     

    Bus Pick Up

    8:40 AM       Bus stop at East Towne Sears

    8:45 AM       Begin bus boarding

    9:10 AM       Bus arrives at Capitol Lakes

    9:35 AM       Bus arrives at Oakwood

                        Village West for loading.


    Tours and Lunch

    9:55 AM       Arrive Institutes of Discovery

    10:15 AM     Begin Discovery Tour

    11:45 AM      Lunch/Free Time at Union South

     1:00 PM       Walk to the Geology Museum

     1:15 PM       Begin Geology Museum Tour

    Bus Pick up


    2:50 PM      Begin Boarding Bus

    3:00 PM      Bus Leaves Geology Museum

    3:20 PM   Arrive at East Towne Sears

    3:40 PM   Arrive Capitol Lakes

    4:00 PM   Arrive Oakwood University

                   Woods


    Mail-In Registration Form (including instructions and Trip Information):

    PLATO Registration Form


    For further information, contact Grounded theater trip organizer, Mike Di Iorio at 608 257 9164 or mdiiorio@tds.net or Sharon Scrattish at 608 280-8050 or sscratti@gmail.com.


                                                                                                                                        



     



     

     

     

    • April 12, 2017
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Oakwood West University Woods Art Center 6209 Mineral Point Rd.

    This lecture is FREE to PLATO members and their guests. No registration is required.


    Professors Craig Davis and Bill Eisinger will speak about John Muir (1838-1914) and Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) during the times each conservationist lived, studied and worked in Wisconsin.


    Davis calls John Muir the "Wondering Wanderer"
    due to Muir's intense need to see what lay over the hill or around the bend.  Without the benefit of much formal education and training, Muir was able to observe and write about natural and industrial systems as he wondered how and why they worked.

    Aldo Leopold was very different from Muir, notes Eisinger, but they shared many visions and goals. For example, Muir was a poor kid with little formal education, but Leopold was a rich kid who earned two degrees from Yale. Leopold’s recognition of the complexity and inter-relatedness of natural systems led to his writing the first game management text that changed how we think about relationships between nature, farming and hunting.

    Craig Davis is Professor Emeritus of Environment Studies at The Ohio State University. 

    Bill Eisinger is Professor Emeritus of Biology, Santa Clara University. 


    They both now live in the Madison area and co-presented the PLATO course "Wisconsin Origins of the Modern Environmental Movement" in Fall 2016.

    Free parking is available in designated spaces at Oakwood Village - University Woods outdoors and underground.  To access underground parking:

    ŸEnter at the stoplight on Mineral Point Rd.; take the left fork & go to the SECOND driveway on the right.  Look for the sign indicating parking.  Press the button located next to the garage door to speak to attendant; say you are there for a PLATO Lecture. Park in any available Visitor space.

    Questions? contact Aleta Murry at 608 276-8531 or a-murray@sbcglobal.net

    • April 14, 2017
    • October 07, 2017
    • Various Locations and Times


    Walk The Trails and Parks of Dane County

    Join PLATO friends in a series of biweekly walks beginning in April and continuing through October.  We hope newcomers and experienced park visitors will find something new about  some Dane County and Madison favorites.  We’ll walk some of Madison’s Conservancy parks as well as Indian Lake County Park, Cam Rock County Park, Lake Farm County Park and perhaps one of your favorites—if you tell us what it is.  The nominal fee we’ll charge for the walks will be donated to the Friends groups of the various parks we visit.  Stay tuned to the weekly PLATO email updates and the website:  platomadison.org 

    REGISTRATION IS NOT YET OPEN for these events but that will change this month.  To learn more about a specific walk, choose the appropriate link below.  More walks will be added throughout the season.

    Tentative Schedule

    (REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON)

    Questions or suggestions - please contact Mike Di Iorio at 608 257-9164 or mdiiorio@tds.net.
    • April 21, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Fluno Center First Floor Dining Room, 601 University Avenue, Madison
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    PLATO Lunch Group prior to Global Hotspots

    We'll meet at the Fluno Center beginning about noon for a delightful luncheon.  The dining room is on the first floor, west end of the building. Luncheon options: Salad/Soup & Dessert $12 OR Full Buffet $17 (CASH Only; pay at Luncheon).

    Following lunch, we will proceed to the Lecture Hall to attend the Global Hotspots Lecture, also on the first floor.

    To participate in the PLATO Lunch Group you must register online before Wednesday morning, April 19. (Or sign-up by emailing: louise.fowler@wisc.edu (use: "Global Hot Spots Lunch Group" as your Subject)

    REMINDER: Global Hotspots Lectures request Pre-registration to ensure seating.  Sign-up for the next Global Hotspots Lecture through the UW Alumni Association:  http://www.uwalumni.com/calendar/

    • April 21, 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Fluno Center Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715

    Topic

    After three months in office, what changes will we have seen from President Trump on the international front? Will promised changes to policies toward Syria, China, and Russia have come to pass? Will promises to renegotiate or scrap major trade deals have happened? To what end will these changes take place? How will other global changes such as Brexit help or hinder the Trump administration’s goals? Professor Pevehouse will discuss these issues and more during the presentation.

    Speaker

    Jon Pevehouse has been a professor at UW–Madison since 2000. His research interests lie in the field of international relations and include international political economy, American foreign policy, international organizations, and the relationship between domestic and international politics. Topics on which he has recently published include regional trade agreements, human-rights institutions, exchange-rate politics, and international organizations. Pevehouse has earned numerous teaching awards, including the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He also earned the Karl Deutch Award, an international honor given to the scholar under the age of 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the study of international relations. He is a coauthor of International Relations, a leading textbook on international politics, and the editor of the leading professional journal in the field, International Organization. Pevehouse earned his BA from the University of Kansas and his PhD from Ohio State University. - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/event/global-hot-spots-american-foreign-policy-in-the-trump-administration/#sthash.lzrd2XHE.dpuf


    Details

    Public parking is available in the Fluno Center Garage (Lot 83) at 314 N. Frances Street. Other parking options include Lot 46 at 301 N. Lake Street and the Lake Street Ramp at 415 N. Lake Street. 

    Lunch is not provided with your registration, but you can make areservation to eat lunch at the Fluno Center by calling 608-441-7117. 

    Questions? Contact Kristina Zignego at 608-308-5415.

    The Wisconsin Alumni Association®, the International Division, and PLATO sponsor the Global Hot Spots series.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/event/global-hot-spots-shakespeare/#sthash.b8JWVyd7.dpuf

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.


       

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf
    • April 23, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Milwaukee
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    Join us for An Evening with Groucho, the seventh play in our eight-play Milwaukee Rep theater trip series. It will be staged in true cabaret fashion.

    The Stackner Cabaret provides a lighter version of live theater. Located on the 2nd Floor, this venue is much more intimate and very close to the stage and the performers. 

    You will be seated at tables with wait staff, from whom which you can order appetizers, snacks and beverages from its full bar service. (124 Seating Capacity)

    WRITTEN AND PERFORMED by Frank Ferrante

    DIRECTED by Dreya Weber

    One of the Greatest Comedians

    Deemed the “greatest living interpreter of Groucho Marx’s material” by The New York Times, Frank Ferrante brings his acclaimed production as seen on PBS and in New York to Milwaukee! This fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity features the best Groucho one-liners and songs including "Hooray For Captain Spalding," and "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady." 

    And don’t be shy – you might find yourself part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. Called “nothing short of masterful” by the Chicago Tribune, come prepared to be entertained by the true master of comedy.


    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS David and Camille Kundert

    What's An Evening with Groucho? Should I see it?

    Who doesn’t like comedy? Groucho Marx is one of the greatest comedians of all time, and Frank Ferrante is widely considered one of the best impersonators!


    There will be music, audience involvement, and lots of laughter. It will be an evening of great comedy that’s not to be missed.


    The Milwaukee Rep’s production of An Evening with Groucho opens March 24. The running time is approximately two hours (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM) with one intermission.

    Registration Limit: 56


    Registration Deadlines: 

    Our Sunday, April 23 matinee is already Sold Out! 

    Register by March 23 to ensure your seat

    If you wait until (March 24-April 22) chances are no tickets will be left.


    Non-Member Policy Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.

                                                                                                                                         Accessibility Policy. On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand. Thirty-five percent (44 seats) of the Milwaukee Rep’s Stackner Cabaret is handicapped accessible. There are three step down rows for the remaining seating leading to the stage without handrail support.

    Directions to the Stackner Cabaret: From the Milwaukee Rep’s Wells Street entrance, walk straight ahead to the atrium dome. The Stackner Cabaret is located on the 2nd floor. Take the elevator or escalator. From the 2nd floor elevator exit, walk around to the left into the promenade. From the escalator, you arrive in the promenade. Stackner Cabaret entrance is on the left.


    Free Time from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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     Enjoy Sunday Bunch/Lunch and Explore Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward or Westown on both sides of the Riverwalk near the Rep

     

    There are many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose, including the Milwaukee Public Market that contains eight distinctive eateries.

    Third Ward Restaurants near the Milwaukee Public Market, including map, click here.

    Historic Third Ward Shopping, Dining and Entertainment Guide: Fall 2016/Winter 2017 (with location directory p. 30 and map p. 31)

    Downtown Restaurants near Rep along both sides of the river (including map), click here.


    Stackner Cabaret Restaurant: Opens at 1:00 PM. Full bar service. (Great Bloody Marys) Appetizers, Wraps, Light Fare. See menu.

    Itinerary

    Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Milwaukee on time to begin our adventure.

    – Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.

    – Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.

     

    Leave Madison

    8:30 AM         Bus  arrives at Oakwood University Woods to begin boarding.

    8:50 AM     Arrives at Capitol Lakes

    9:10 AM     Arrives at East Towne Sears

    9:20 AM    Departs for Milwaukee (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)


    In Milwaukee

    11:00 AM     Arrive Milwaukee Public Market and other nearby Third Ward restaurants

    11:15 PM    Arrive Milwaukee Rep Wells St. entrance for nearby Westown restaurants

    1:30 PM        Bus Returns to Milwaukee Public Market for those who need a ride to the Stackner Cabaret and would rather not walk the five blocks to the Milwaukee Rep.

    2:00 PM      An Evening with Groucho performance begins

    4:00 PM     An Evening with Grouch performance ends

    4:00 PM -    Begin bus boarding for return to Madison. There will be adequate time for coat check retrieval and restroom use

    4:20 PM      Depart for Madison (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)


    Arrive Madison

    5:35 PM         East Towne Sears

    5:50 PM         Capitol Lakes

    6:00 PM        Oakwood University Woods


    An Evening with Groucho Mail-In Registration Forms (including instructions):

    PLATO Members Form


    For further information, contact field trip organizer, Bob Blitzke, bblitzke@gmail.com and 608-271-7741


                                                                                                                                        



     



     

     

     

    • May 10, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Milwaukee
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    Join us  Wednesday, May 10 for Jane Eyre - the eighth and last play in our eight-play 2016/2017 Milwaukee Rep theater trip series.

    A Costume Drama Not To Be Missed

    From the award-winning Shared Experience Theatre Company in the U.K. comes this engaging adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s epic story of a spirited young woman in a man’s world searching for a sense of self.  Orphaned Jane overcomes a rough start in life to become an accomplished governess at the mysterious home of Mr. Rochester. 

    Passions grow between them when a secret is revealed, threatening Jane’s hopes for the future. Told by eight actors playing more than 20 roles, The New York Times raved that “this Jane Eyre provides a bite…think of it as Brontë unbuttoned.”

    A CO-PRODUCTION WITH CINCINNATI PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK

    Jane Eyre shook the literary world when it was published, and remains so enduring and timeless that it has been adapted and reworked dozens of times. Our production’s adaptation contains a modern twist while remaining true to the original messaging. It’s the original coming-of-age story, as relevant as when it was published.

    by Charlotte Brontë
    ADAPTED by Polly Teale

    ORIGINALLY PRODUCED by Shared Experience Theatre Company
    DIRECTED by KJ Sanchez

    Learn more about Jane Eyre - explore its Milwaukee Rep's webpage.

    The Milwaukee Rep’s production of Jane Eyre opens April 25. The running time is approximately 2 hours (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM).


    Jane Eyre will be staged in the large, yet intimate Quadracci Powerhouse Theater. For information including photos about this unique theater venue, click here.  

    The Quadracci Powerhouse Theater is handicapped accessible. There is handrail support on each row as you step down to your seat.

    Accessibility Policy. On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.

    Guest Policy Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.                                                                        

    Rep In-Depth  an optional, but highly recommended, lively and informative 45 minute pre-talk which starts 45 minutes before every performance in the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater and runs from 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM. It is free and you can drop in any time during the course of the talk. 

    This popular series is sure to enhance your theater-going experience with background information about the play you are about to see. Come and join us and all of the other audience members who enjoy this free educational event! (Use the Mezzanine Level entrance.)


    Free Time from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

    to 

    Explore Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward or Westown on both sides of the river near the Rep


    There are many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose, including the Milwaukee Public Market that contains eight distinctive eateries.

    For other nearby Third Ward cafes and restaurants (including map), click here.

    Third Ward Restaurant List

    Third Ward Shopping List



    For Westown neighborhood eateries and restaurants along both sides of the river from the Rep (including map), click here.


    Itinerary

    Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Milwaukee on time to begin our adventure.

    – Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.

    – Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.

     

    Leave Madison

    8:30 AM     Bus arrives at Oakwood University Woods for boarding.

    8:50 AM  Arrives at Capitol Lakes

    9:10 AM    Arrives at East Towne Sears

    9:25 AM    Departs for Milwaukee (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)


    In Milwaukee

    11:00 AM     Arrive Milwaukee Public Market and other nearby Third Ward restaurants

    11:15 PM    Arrive Milwaukee Rep Wells St. entrance for nearby Westown restaurants

    12:25 PM Returns to Milwaukee Public Market for those who need a ride to the Rep In-Depth pretalk and would rather not walk the five blocks to the Milwaukee Rep.

    12:45 PM  Rep In-Depth pre-talk begins

    1:30 PM      Jane Eyre performance begins

    3:30 PM      Jane Eyre performance ends

    3:30 PM - 3:50 PM  Begin bus boarding for return to Madison. There will be adequate time for coat check retrieval and restroom use

    3:50 PM      Depart for Madison (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)

    Arrive Madison (Estimated)

    5:15 PM      Return to East Towne Sears

    5:35 PM     Return to Capitol Lakes

    5:50 PM     Return to Oakwood University Oaks


    Jane Eyre Mail-In Registration Forms (including instructions):

    PLATO Members Form


    For further information, contact field trip organizer, Bob Blitzke, bblitzke@gmail.com and 608-271-7741


                                                                                                                                        



     



     

     

     

    • May 24, 2017
    • 7:15 AM - 5:45 PM
    • Horicon
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    Nature lovers and birdwatchers our Horicon Marsh special event is the trip for you!  Join us to see this beautiful marsh by boat and foot. It is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the US.

    We’ll begin the day on the water with Horicon Marsh Boat Tours at Blue Heron Landing.

    Casual birdwatchers and experienced birders will enjoy seeking out the over 305 species of birds that Horicon Marsh has to offer.  


    This is prime viewing season. A bird list will be provided so you can record what you see. Bring your binoculars; there will be some on the boats also. Our guides will share the history of the Marsh as well as point out birds. 

    After our morning pontoon boat tour, we’ll head to The Audubon Inn in nearby Mayville for lunch at the NOLA Grille.

    Built in 1896, the Audubon Inn is a boutique hotel on the National Register of Historic Places.  New Orleans inspired cuisine is its specialty.


    Lunch is included. 


    When you register, choose from among these three entrees:

    • Shrimp Po-Boy sandwich (fried gulf shrimp, creamy slaw, tomato)
    • Grass-fed Burger (with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion and secret sauce)

    • Gumbo and Salad

    Note: Lunch will include beverage and dessert treat.

    After lunch, it is on to the Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center for more bird watching as we walk along the boardwalk with a naturalist. 


    Did you know that the Horicon Marsh has been formally recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention of the United Nations?  


    Things to know as you consider joining the trip.

    Boat will go rain or shine (but not in a thunderstorm!).

    Boat has minimal cover so plan to have a hat and/or water proof jacket depending on the forecast.

    If you don’t want to walk on the boardwalk in the afternoon, you can stay in the Visitor Center where there are exhibits.


    We will split into two groups for the walk; one for faster walkers and one for those who prefer (or need) a slower pace.


    Our Timetable for the day:

    Oakwood Village
    7:15 AM Pick Up
    7:30 AM Departure

    Capitol Lakes
    7:45 AM Pick Up
    7:50 PM Departure

    East Towne Sears
    8:10 AM Pick Up
    8:15 AM Departure

    9:00 AM Horicon Marsh Tour at Blue Heron Landing

    12:15 PM Depart for Audubon Inn

    12:30 PM Lunch at NOLA Grille

    1:45 PM Depart for Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor's Center

    2:00 PM Arrive at Visitor's Center

    4:00 PM Depart for Madison

    4:45 PM East Towne Sears

    5:15 PM Capitol Lakes

    5:45 PM Oakwood Village


    Accessibility Policy.On the Lazers Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.

    Guest Policy Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. 

    Check with the trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.          

    Horicon Marsh Trip Mail-In Registration Form (including instructions):

    PLATO Members Form


    For further information, contact Horicon Marsh trip organizer, Janet Cabot, jbcabot52@gmail.com and 608-280-1067.

                                                                                                                                        



     



     

     

     

    • June 23, 2017
    • August 25, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • UW Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., Madison,WI
    • 50

    The same success program as last  year with a few modifications.

    To complement our PLATO Breakfast Get-Together, held from September to May,  your Special Events Team is has modified slightly last years successful PLATO Kaffeeklatsch.  We will now meet on the 4th Fridays of each month and earlier in the day - 9;30 am to 11 am.   We will meet on June 23, July 28 and August 25. We will meet on the terrace of the newly remodeled Memorial Union.

    The PLATO Kaffeeklatsch is an informal social gathering in which to meet your fellow PLATO members, share common interests and make new friends. If you are new to PLATO or new to the Madison area, this will be a great chance learn more about your organization, as well as, your new home environment.

     

    We will meet 9:30 AM-12:30 PM on the upper UW Memorial Terrance in the shade of the huge Oak tree with the large orange patio chair (And away from the noisy construction area).

    Drop by for cup of Joe or tea. Breakfast and lunch fare will be available, including a brat and beer.  Stop by first to claim your chair at our tables, then walk over to one of these food venues, place your order and carry it back.

     

    Memorial Union Summer dining options and hours:

    7:00 AM – 9:00 PM Peet’s Coffee &Tea

    7:00 AM – 10:00 PM The Daily Scoop

    10:30 AM – 10:00 PM Der Rathskeller

    11:00 AM – 2:00 PM The Lakefront on Langdon

    11:00 AM - 12:00 AM The Brat Stand

     

    Don’t be discouraged by the adjacent construction project:

    Langdon Street between Park and Lake Street is closed.

    The Memorial Union parking lot and shoreline behind the lot are closed.

     

    It is easy to walk over and enter the building:

    Park in the Lake Street Ramp, entrances on Lake Street and Frances Street.

    Walk west on State Street to Library Mall.

    Walk across Library Mall and Langdon Street to enter the Memorial Union.

    Turn left down the hallway, Peet’s Coffee & Tea will be on the left.

    (Restrooms are also located on the left and just beyond Peet’s)

    Turn right and walk through the large Rathskeller seating area to rear doors

    Turn right and exit through automatic sliding door.

    You are now on the Memorial Union Upper Terrace and the huge oak and orange chair are straight ahead. Look for our PLATO sign.

     

    We will arrive early to secure table and chairs.


    If you are planning to attend, please email Bob Blitzke, bblitzke@gmail.com or call 608-271-7741 so we know how many tables and chairs to gather.

    Bring your camera!

    See you Thursday, June 18 9:30-AM-12:30 PM on Memorial Union Terrace for the first PLATO Kaffeeklatsch!


    • July 11, 2017
    • 4:30 PM - 11:30 PM
    • Spring Green
    • 20


    Join us on Tuesday, July 11 for the Restoration Comedy: A Flea in Her Ear in the Up-the-Hill Theatre. Written by Georges Feydeau. Directed by David Frank.

    The Funniest French Confection Ever to Frost a Stage 

    Featuring: Tracy Michelle Arnold, Kelsey Brennan, Nate Burger, David Daniel, Colleen Madden, Jonathan Smoots & Marcus Truschinski

    Synopsis

    The lovely Raymonde Chandebise wonders why her husband has stopped visiting her bedroom, and assumes he must be having an affair. So she asks her friend Lucienne to write him a love letter meant to lure him to a rendezvous where she can catch him in the act of being unfaithful. 

    But when Raymonde’s (very faithful) husband Victor Emmanuel receives the letter, he assumes it’s for his bachelor friend Tournel and gives it to him instead, setting in motion a hilarious series of events that bounces from the Chandebise home to a hotel of ill repute, where anything (and apparently everyone) goes.

    To Learn More About the American Players Theatre Production of A Flea in Her Ear, Click Here

    A Flea in Her Ear Two Ticket Ordering Options:

    1) PLATO Member and Guest ticket seating will be in Very Fine Section 6 and close to the stage.

    Optional Box Dinner may be added @ $15.00, as well as, extra tickets for friends who will meet you at APT @ $39.00.

    PICNIC DINNER SELECTIONS

    Smoked Turkey Sandwich: Thinly sliced smoked turkey, baby Swiss cheese, fresh spring greens on freshly baked focaccia, with basil-pesto mayo on the side. $15.00 

    Roast Beef and Havarti Sandwich: Roast beef, Havarti cheese, arugula, red onion on ciabatta bread, with horseradish mayo on the side. $15.00

    Vegetarian Caprese Sandwich: Ciabatta bread topped with fresh mozzarella, lettuce, tomato and pesto sauce. $15.00 

    Vegetarian Greek Pita Sandwich: Avocado, feta cheese, cucumber, purple cabbage, red bell pepper and arugula in a wheat pita with a feta dill sauce. $15.00

    Goat Cheese, Chicken Breast and Almond Salad: Fresh greens topped with grilled chicken breast, almonds and goat cheese. Served with vinaigrette dressing on the side. $15.00

    Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad: Fresh greens topped with grilled chicken breast, chopped bacon, egg, and diced tomato. Served with housemade bleu cheese dressing on the side. $15.00

    All picnic dinners are served cold and include Mediterranean pasta salad, diced fruit and a brownie.



    Note: We have reserved the star tent nestled in a tree-lined alcove in the center of the picnic grounds for our picnic dinner. It has a star-shaped canopy with open sides and enough picnic tables to accommodate 70 persons, making it easy for us to spread out and be comfortable.


    2) Order your own tickets and ride the PLATO Bus @ $18.00.

    Registration Limit: 56

    Registration Deadlines: 

    March 12 - Best Seats 

    March 13-July 10: Available Seats


    Itinerary

    Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive at American Players Theatre on time to begin our adventure.

    – Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.

    – Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.

     

    Leave Madison

    4:00 PM      Bus  arrives at East Towne Sears to begin boarding.

    4:25 PM     Arrives at Capitol Lakes

    4:50 PM     Arrives at Oakwood Village West

    5:00 PM    Departs for American Players Theatre (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)


    At American Players Theatre

    5:45 PM     Arrive APT

    Free Time from 5:45 PM – 7:30 PM

    - Pack and Enjoy a Picnic Dinner
    - Enjoy Your Pre-Ordered APT Box Dinner (six choices TBD)
    - Explore the APT Grounds
    - Check out the Gift Shops

    7:30 PM   A Flea in Her Ear Begins

    9:30 PM  A Flea in Her Ear Ends (Est)

    10:00 PM  Depart for Madison (Est)


    Return to Madison (Est)

    10:50 PM     Arrive Oakwood Village West

    11:10 PM     Arrive Capitol Lakes

    11:30 PM     Arrive East Towne Sears


    Accessibility Policy.On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.

    Guest Policy Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. 

    Check with the trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.          

    A Flea in Her Ear Mail-In Registration Form (including instructions):

    PLATO Members Form


    For Complete PLATO A Flea in Her Ear Theater Trip Including How to Register, Click Here.


    For further information, contact A Flea in Her Ear theater trip organizer, Bob Blitzke, bblitzke@gmail.com and 608-271-7741


                                                                                                                                        



     



     

     

     

    • August 16, 2017
    • 4:30 PM - 11:30 PM
    • Spring Green
    • 22


    Join us on Wednesday, August 16 for the Three Sisters in the Up-the-Hill Theatre. Written by Anton Chekhov. Directed by William Brown. Translated by Susan Coyne.

    Life Lived in Moments

    For three women lingering in the past and on the edge, fortune lives in the everyday. Trapped between a genteel dream and a reality rife with yearning, they infuse their habitat and their hearts with home-spun beauty. They are rich in love – for each other, and for their eccentric extended family. And despite their station, they believe in a better future. After all, their dreams are always just ahead. Even though they may be out of reach. Wrap yourself up in this emotional masterpiece, forged in exquisite moments of humor and hope.

    Featuring: Kelsey Brennan, Nate Burger, Sarah Day, Rebecca Hurd, Chike Johnson, John Taylor Phillips, Laura Rook &  Jonathan Smoots

    August - September, 2017

    Synopsis

    Anton Chekhov (The Seagull, staged by APT in 2014) returns with another soul-searing masterpiece about hope, regret and the complexities of love. Three sisters – Olga, an unwed schoolteacher; Masha, a pianist in an unhappy  marriage and Irina, an idealist with plans for a vibrant future – live together with their brother Andrei. 

    In the past, the family lived well-to-do in Moscow, but moved to a provincial town with their father, who had been a military general before his death a year prior. The girls dream of moving back to the city, and more aristocratic lives. Surrounded by soldiers from a nearby artillery post with whom the family has grown close, they watch their lives play out in ways they’d never imagined. 

    A hearty, cathartic story about the moments we allow to pass, and how they shape the future. 

    To Learn More About the American Players Theatre Production of Three Sisters, Click Here

    Three Sisters Two Ticket Ordering Options:

    1) PLATO Member and Guest ticket seating will be in Very Fine Section 6 and close to the stage.

    Optional Picnic Dinner may be added @ $15.00, as well as, extra tickets for friends who will meet you at APT @ $39.00.

    PICNIC DINNER SELECTIONS

    Smoked Turkey Sandwich: Thinly sliced smoked turkey, baby Swiss cheese, fresh spring greens on freshly baked focaccia, with basil-pesto mayo on the side. $15.00

    Roast Beef and Havarti Sandwich: Roast beef, Havarti cheese, arugula, red onion on ciabatta bread, with horseradish mayo on the side. $15.00

    Vegetarian Caprese Sandwich: Ciabatta bread topped with fresh mozzarella, lettuce, tomato and pesto sauce. $15.00

    Vegetarian Greek Pita Sandwich: Avocado, feta cheese, cucumber, purple cabbage, red bell pepper and arugula in a wheat pita with a feta dill sauce. $15.00

    Goat Cheese, Chicken Breast and Almond Salad: Fresh greens topped with grilled chicken breast, almonds and goat cheese. Served with vinaigrette dressing on the side. $15.00

    Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad: Fresh greens topped with grilled chicken breast, chopped bacon, egg, and diced tomato. Served with housemade bleu cheese dressing on the side. $15.00

    All picnic dinners are served cold and include Mediterranean pasta salad, diced fruit and a brownie.




    Note: We have reserved the star tent nestled in a tree-lined alcove in the center of the picnic grounds for our picnic dinner. It has a star-shaped canopy with open sides and enough picnic tables to accommodate 70 persons, making it easy for us to spread out and be comfortable.


    2) Order your own tickets and ride the PLATO Bus @ $18.00.

    Registration Limit: 56

    Registration Deadlines: 

    March 12 - Best Seats 

    March 13-August 14: Available Seats


    Itinerary

    Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive at American Players Theatre on time to begin our adventure.

    – Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.

    – Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.

     

    Leave Madison

    4:00 PM      Bus  arrives at East Towne Sears to begin boarding.

    4:25 PM     Arrives at Capitol Lakes

    4:50 PM     Arrives at Oakwood Village West

    5:00 PM    Departs for American Players Theatre (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)


    At American Players Theatre

    5:45 PM     Arrive APT

    Free Time from 5:45 PM – 7:30 PM

    - Pack and Enjoy a Picnic Dinner
    - Enjoy Your Pre-Ordered APT Box Dinner (six choices TBD)
    - Explore the APT Grounds
    - Check out the Gift Shops

    7:30 PM   Three Sisters Begins

    9:30 PM Three Sisters Ends (Est)

    10:00 PM  Depart for Madison (Est)


    Return to Madison (Est)

    10:50 PM     Arrive Oakwood Village West

    11:10 PM     Arrive Capitol Lakes

    11:30 PM     Arrive East Towne Sears


    Accessibility Policy.On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.

    Guest Policy Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. 

    Check with the trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.          

    Three Sisters Mail-In Registration Form (including instructions):

    PLATO Members Form


    For Complete PLATO Three Sisters Theater Trip Including How to Register, Click Here.


    For further information, contact Three Sisters theater trip organizer, Bob Blitzke, bblitzke@gmail.com and 608-271-7741


                                                                                                                                        



     



     

     

     

    • September 13, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • UW Memorial Union
    • 25
    Registration is closed


    Join us as we walk through State and University history.  We will start and end at the newly renovated Memorial Union, climb Bascom Hill as we hear stories of the original UW Campus, pause at the Lincoln Statue and stop in front of the unique Carillon Tower which is currently under reconstruction.  We will return to the Memorial Union for a tour of the new renovations.  For those willing to continue, Mike will lead us on a brief tour of the Red Gym.  

    Restaurants: The walk will terminate at the newly renovated Memorial Union, that has a few new lunch locations. There are many options for lunch two blocks away on State Street.

    What to Expect on the Walk

    Quality of the Path/Walk: The path is well maintained cement pavement.

    Hill Rating: Strenuous Hill Climb as we climb both up and down the slope.

    Handicap Accessibility? Yes, but the hill climb is strenuous as we travel both up and down the hill.  Building access is adapted to handicap accessibility.


    Highlights of the Walk

     9:50 am  Meet our docent at the Memorial Union

    10:00 am  Start historic walk up Bascom Hill

    10:30 am  Stop in front of the Lincoln Statue and the  Carillon Tower.

    11:00 am  Start Tour of the renovated Memorial Union

    11:30 am  Optional tour of the Red Gym

    12:00 pm  Tour ends with lunch on you own.


     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Venue 

    Indian Lake County Park, east lot 8183 Hwy 19 
    Cross Plains, WI 53528 United States 
    + Google Map

     

    • December 31, 2017
    • PLATO Diversity Committee:

    The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. Since its publication in 2010, the book has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a year; has been dubbed the “secular bible of a new social movement” by numerous commentators, and has led to consciousness-raising efforts in universities, churches, community centers, re-entry centers, and prisons nationwide. The New Jim Crow tells a truth our nation has been reluctant to face.  (http://newjimcrow.com/about)


    This and other titles can be found on the Selected Bibliography on Racism, Inequality and Mass Incarceration now available on the PLATO website








    February's Book 


    From the PLATO Diversity Committee

    "If we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed or discounted" so argues Michael Eric Dyson in his recent book Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America.  An easy read in spite of the difficult content.  This and other titles can be found on the new Selected Bibliography on Racism, Inequality and Mass Incarceration now available on the PLATO website - just click this link.  We hope to develop additional bibliographies on diversity issues  - we welcome your suggestions. (Contact ksmichaelis@gmail.com)



    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf

Past events

March 24, 2017 Art in Bloom 2017 @ the Milwaukee Art Museum
March 10, 2017 Global Hotspots: International Implications of Brexit in the EU and around the World
March 10, 2017 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
March 08, 2017 Grounded @ Milwaukee Rep Stiemke Studio
February 24, 2017 PLATO Breakfast at Elie's Family Restaurant
February 15, 2017 PLATO Spring Course Preview
February 10, 2017 Global Hotspots: "Is Civic Culture Dead? A Comparative Analysis of the United States, Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil"
February 10, 2017 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
February 08, 2017 Disgraced @ Milwaukee Rep Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
February 03, 2017 The use of Immunotherapy & Stem Cell Transplant Therapies to Treat Cancer
February 01, 2017 The Agora, Vol. 5, Is Now Accepting Submissions.
January 29, 2017 Blues for an Alabama Sky @ Court Theatre, University of Chicago
January 24, 2017 Art Lives Here: Treasures of the Milwaukee Art Museum
January 23, 2017 Long Term Care: Planning for My Future Needs
January 18, 2017 Going for Wisconsin Gold; Stories of Our State Olympians
December 11, 2016 I Love a Piano: A Celebration of Irving Berlin @ Milwaukee Rep's Stackner Cabaret
December 07, 2016 Hamilton: An American Musical @ Private Bank Theatre, Chicago Field Trip
November 17, 2016 Chicago a la Carte: Holiday Tour
November 16, 2016 WRAP UP of DIVERSITY COMMITTEE'S PLATO BIG READ PROJECT: EVICTED
November 11, 2016 Global Hot Spots: “Shakespeare around the World: Caliban’s Land Ethic in The Tempest”
November 11, 2016 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
November 09, 2016 Tour and Lunch at the New MatC Culinary Arts Facility
November 05, 2016 Lunch Prior to Encore Viewing of "An Evening with Evicted Author Matthew Desmond"
November 05, 2016 Added Events to Enrich Your Big Read Experience
November 03, 2016 Health and Resource Fair
November 02, 2016 WARF: The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation: Investing in Research, Making a Difference for 90 Years+
November 02, 2016 The Royale @ Milwaukee Rep Stiemke Studio
October 30, 2016 Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill @ Milwaukee Rep's Stackner Cabaret
October 20, 2016 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Museum Field Trip
October 14, 2016 The PLATO Kaffeeklatsch @ Memorial Union Terrace
October 12, 2016 Man of La Mancha @ Milwaukee Rep Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
October 07, 2016 Global Hot Spots: “Beyond the Left-Right Divide: Ideological Hot Spots in a Polarized America”
October 07, 2016 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
October 04, 2016 Fitting the Pieces Together with Medicare
October 03, 2016 Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D)
September 29, 2016 Organic Valley and Kickapoo Valley Reserve Field Trip
September 21, 2016 THE PLATO DIVERSITY COMMITTEE'S BIG READ PROJECT: EVICTED
September 21, 2016 PLATO Fall Course Preview
September 20, 2016 Olbrich Gardens Daytime Stroll
September 16, 2016 Global Hot Spots: “Fighting Zika and Other Emerging Viruses”
September 16, 2016 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
September 14, 2016 Janesville’s Rotary Botanical Gardens/Rockford’s Anderson Japanese Gardens Field Trip
September 09, 2016 The PLATO Kaffeeklatsch @ Memorial Union Terrace
August 26, 2016 UW-Madison Campus Mini-Coach Tour 2016 - August 26
August 16, 2016 A Walk in Indian Lake County Park
August 14, 2016 War Paint (A World Premier Musical) @ Goodman Theatre, Chicago Field Trip
August 12, 2016 The PLATO Kaffeeklatsch @ Memorial Union Terrace
August 05, 2016 Tall Ships Festival 2016 Green Bay - Field Trip
July 29, 2016 UW-Madison Campus Mini-Coach Tour 2016 - July 29
July 20, 2016 Walk the Gardens at EPIC Systems with Jeff Epping
July 12, 2016 American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood Milwaukee Art Museum
July 08, 2016 The PLATO Kaffeeklatsch @ Memorial Union Terrace
July 08, 2016 A Walk Along Table Bluff in Cross Plains
June 28, 2016 A Walk in Cherokee Marsh
June 28, 2016 Chicago Summer a la Carte: Summer Fun in Downtown Chicago
June 24, 2016 UW-Madison Campus Trolley Tour 2016 - June 24
June 17, 2016 A Walk Through the Brooklyn State Wildlife Area
June 02, 2016 Wollersheim Winery and International Crane Foundation (ICF) Field Trip Tours
May 25, 2016 Forest Hill Cemetery: A Walk Through Madison History
May 20, 2016 University Senior Guest Auditor Workshop
May 18, 2016 Annual PLATO Meeting and Luncheon
May 12, 2016 A Walk Along the Madison Segment of the Ice Age Trail
May 11, 2016 Fences @ Milwaukee Rep Powerhouse Theater
May 10, 2016 End of Life Preparedness Lecture (Part II)
May 03, 2016 End of Life Preparedness Lecture (Part I of II)
April 29, 2016 Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School @ Milwaukee Art Museum
April 26, 2016 Owning Your Future: Resources to Assist as we Age
April 22, 2016 Global Hot Spots: Biodiversity Conservation in Developing Countries
April 22, 2016 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
April 07, 2016 Spring Gourmet Luncheon/lecture, Madison College Culinary Arts Program
April 07, 2016 American Song @ Milwaukee Rep
March 30, 2016 Chicago a la Carte: A Day of Your Own in Downtown Chicago
March 18, 2016 Global Hot Spots: An Update from Paris: Climate Change Summit
March 18, 2016 Luncheon (prior to Global Hot Spots)
March 18, 2016 Art in Bloom 2016 @ Milwaukee Art Museum
March 11, 2016 Library Electronic Resources Primer @ Madison Public Library
March 09, 2016 The Invisible Hand @ Milwaukee Rep - Stiemke Studio
February 28, 2016 The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith @ Stackner Cabaret
February 19, 2016 Global Hot Spots: American Foreign Policy and the Changing Middle East
February 19, 2016 Luncheon (prior to Global Hot Spots)
February 10, 2016 Library Electronic Resources Primer @ Madison Public Library
January 20, 2016 Wednesday Night @ the Lab: Nitraites in Wisconsin's Groundwater
January 13, 2016 Wednesday Night @ the Lab: DNA & Waistlines
January 06, 2016 Wednesday Night @ the Lab: Walking and Strokes
December 09, 2015 The Mousetrap @ Milwaukee Rep
December 03, 2015 UW Showcase Series
November 20, 2015 Global Hot Spots: “Market Reforms and Water Wars”
November 17, 2015 Gourmet Luncheon/lecture, Madison College Culinary Arts Program
November 04, 2015 The Lion @ Milwaukee Rep - Stiemke Studio
October 27, 2015 On Fourth Lake: A Social History of Lake Mendota Book Talk
October 14, 2015 Dreamgirls @ Milwaukee Rep
October 08, 2015 Historic Galena Tour Field Trip
September 18, 2015 Papa Francesco’s Invitation to All people to Dialogue
September 16, 2015 PLATO Fall Course Preview
September 15, 2015 Back-to-School Primer @ Madison Public Library
September 10, 2015 Crimes of the 21st Century: Scams Targeting Seniors
August 14, 2015 The PLATO Kaffeeklatsch @ Memorial Union Terrace
July 29, 2015 Green Bay Botanical Garden Field Trip (with Lambeau Field Tour Option)
July 09, 2015 The PLATO Kaffeeklatsch @ Memorial Union Terrace
June 24, 2015 Milwaukee Masterworks Bus Trip 2
June 24, 2015 Drive-to PLATO Lecture & Visit at the Milwaukee Art Museum: Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels Exhibition
May 20, 2015 Annual PLATO Meeting and Luncheon
May 19, 2015 Ten Chimneys Tour @ Genesee Depot
May 13, 2015 Peter and the Starcatcher @ Milwaukee Rep
May 07, 2015 Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg
May 03, 2015 End of Life Preparedness (Parts I & II)
April 23, 2015 End of Life Preparedness
April 22, 2015 Jeeves Takes a Bow and Explore Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward
April 16, 2015 End of Life Preparedness
April 10, 2015 Global Hot Spots: “Scary Viruses, Killer Tapeworms, and Nostril Ticks: Unanticipated Adventures in Disease Ecology”
April 01, 2015 Five Presidents @ Milwaukee Rep
March 06, 2015 Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
February 27, 2015 Global Hot Spots: “Update on International Relations”
February 18, 2015 PLATO Spring Course Preview
February 12, 2015 Read More To Be More @ Madison Public Library
February 05, 2015 Tour Bolz Conservatory @ Olbrich Botanical Gardens
February 03, 2015 Tour Bolz Conservatory @ Olbrich Botanical Gardens
December 10, 2014 Harvey @ Milwaukee Rep
November 20, 2014 Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from the Glasgow Museums
October 29, 2014 Gourmet Luncheon/lecture, Madison College Culinary Arts Program
October 22, 2014 The Color Purple (The Musical about Love)
October 08, 2014 Chicago in Autumn Overnight Stay Bus Trip
October 04, 2014 Epic Systems Campus 2
 

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