Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM | Catalog | Fall 2023

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2023 Short
Special Interest Groups Go Explores Registration for courses opens August 15 uwm.edu/sce/osher
Courses Talks


Osher Core Programming Committee Members

Special thanks to the committee members who put together our course offerings:

Diana Ahmad graysquirrels24@gmail.com

Joan Becker Friedman jbf427@live.com

Eva Eisman saftaeve@gmail.com

Reesa Gottschalk ....................................... reesag5@gmail.com

Mary Ann Horky - Co-chair horkym2002@yahoo.com

Holly Jeffrey .................................................... hlyjfr@yahoo.com

Greg Jenks gregjenksretired@gmail.com



Pat Katisch .................................................. patkatisch@aol.com

Cheryl Randall cherylrndll@gmail.com

Linda Vieth .................................................. lsv54@sbcglobal.net

Barbara Weber - Co-chair bweber37@gmail.com

Dave Woodard ......................................... connemara39@att.net

Go Explore Planning Committee Members

Sunni Boehme sunni.boehme@gmail.com

Geri Halaska ............................................. glhalaska@gmail.com

Steve Kessel skessel700@gmail.com

Terry King – Chair terrencejking41@gmail.com

Joyce Madsen joycestyron@sbcglobal.net

Michelle Robinson ymichellerobinson@gmail.com

Marcia Scherrer - Co-chair dmscherrer1@gmail.com

Beth Waschow bwaschow@gmail.com

Susan Heffron ...................................... heffronsue2@gmail.com

Osher relies on the generosity of members serving on committees to keep our programs running smoothly. Visit the “about us” page of the Osher website at uwm.edu/sce/osher for all of the ways in which you can get involved.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a program of the UWM School of Continuing Education, which is the largest provider of professional development in southeastern Wisconsin. As part of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the School offers individual courses, certificate programs, events and conferences, as well as personal enrichment learning opportunities for all ages. The School’s full-service conference center is located at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 6000, Milwaukee, WI 53203 in downtown Milwaukee. Osher classes at this location are labeled “UWM-SCE.”

Community and Connection

Humans are social creatures. We are wired to be a part of something; to belong and connect. At the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM, we want to explore the importance of Community and Connection. Is a community defined by where you live, your relationships or your identity? Whatever community looks like for you, our longevity and overall health depend on making and having connections. For the fall semester of 2023, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM will explore the importance of developing and sustaining strong communities and connections. Research shows that enhancing connections validates interests and identities, improves good mental health, improves heart and brain health and can extend our lives. Please look for these highlighted classes.

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Your Osher Connections
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN–MILWAUKEE SARAH GRAMMER Director grammer@uwm.edu 414-251-5799 Table of Contents Member Information................................................................. 3 Important Policies 4 Fall Registration Update 5 Short Courses 6-10 Osher Talks ..........................................................................11-17 Special Interest Groups ....................................................17-19 Go Explores 19-24
LAURIE YINGLING Program Coordinator yinglinl@uwm.edu MARCY DICKER Program Coordinator mdicker@uwm.edu

Step One: Sign Up for Your Membership

Join Osher anytime! You must be a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM to register for programs.

It’s easy to join or renew. If you haven’t done so already, activate or renew your Osher membership online at uwm.edu/sce/osher.

First-Time Member

As a first-time member you pay a prorated fee based on the month in which you join. Payment takes your membership to the following Aug 31, after which your membership joins the continuing member fee schedule.

Couple Memberships

Two individuals living at the same address (whether spouses, siblings or partners).

Annual Membership Renewal

To register and participate in Fall 2023 programs (including classes, Go Explore events and travel), you will need an active membership for the 23/24 year. Annual membership lasts from September 1 to August 31 of the following year. Renewal fees are $45 for an individual and $80 for a couple.

To renew your membership, please go to the UWM Osher website at: uwm.edu/sce/osher and scroll down to the yellow Renew Your Membership 2023-2024 button. If you have not registered online before, you will need to create an account with a password and use a credit card for payment.

Step Two: Select/Enroll for Courses and Go Explore Events

` Registration Opens August 15


When you join in these months Fee for one person

Fee for a couple

Sept–Dec 2023 $45 $80

Jan–Apr 2024 $30 $50

May–Aug 2024 $15 $20

The 2023-24 membership fee is due:

Aug 31, 2023

3 For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher OSHER MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION


Becoming an Osher Member

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a membership program for adults age 50 and over who understand that quality of life is enhanced through learning. You need not be an alumnus/alumna of UWM in order to join. Osher is the perfect way to expand your knowledge while joining more than 1,300 like-minded, active older adults.

` You must be a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM to select/enroll for programs.

` If you have not joined Osher or renewed your membership, you may do so by paying the membership fee (see page 3). Visit uwm.edu/sce/osher.

` To verify your membership status, call the Osher office at 414-227-3320.

Osher Member Benefits

` Attend short courses and lectures taught by UWM faculty, Osher members and other noted experts who explore a variety of thought-provoking topics

` Participate in Go Explore excursions to some of the most interesting places in the Greater Milwaukee area

` Enroll in peer-directed Special Interest Groups (SIG) focused on a variety of subjects

` Participate in Institute-sponsored travel programs to remarkable locations around the world

` Enjoy social events throughout the year

` Meet new friends who share a love of learning

` Keep up-to-date with the organization through emails highlighting member profiles, future activities and events of interest

Participation Expectations

Osher is committed to offering exceptional socially interactive learning experiences. Each class brings a new group of individuals with divergent interests, abilities and world views, all which enrich Osher’s programs. Part of the success of Osher programs relies on the supportive and respectful interactions that our members experience. The following suggestions allow members to maximize their experience and create a community that encourages conversation and learning.

Respect the importance your fellow members and presenters place on learning. As a member of our learning community:

` Arrive on time since late arrivals can be distracting

` Silence electronic devices

` Ask questions that are on topic

` Share talking time; allow others to speak or ask questions

` Refrain from side conversations during the presentation that can impede hearing for others

` Remember our presenters and facilitators volunteer their time

` Respect and support each other’s differences in belief, ethnicity, lifestyle, and opinions, recognizing that we learn from each other

` Be aware of your own opinions and beliefs while acknowledging the differences of others

Recognize that members may have health conditions, some of which may not be noticeable.

` Respect that some members could have increased susceptibility to pain or injury through even light physical contact

` If you have special needs or limitations, please address any concerns with specific presenters and/or the Osher office

` Osher members or guests who interfere with the goals of our learning community, or create a safety concern, will be asked to leave the class or activity. Serious or repeated violations may impose appropriate penalties including suspension of membership privileges.

Registration Confirmations

Please note that you will receive confirmations of your class enrollments by email. Reminder emails are sent one day before each class/event for which you register. Delinquent accounts must be paid in full before selecting/enrolling for the current semester. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your order.

Program Cancellations/ Refunds

` For programs with a fee of $35 or less, no refunds or transfers will be given

` Once a program has begun, refunds are no longer issued

` A full refund is issued to program participants if the School of Continuing Education cancels a program for any reason

` Participant withdrawals made at least 10 business days prior to the start of a program can receive a 100% refund

` When a participant withdraws less than 10 business days prior to the program start, participant may have their fees transferred one time to any available program; otherwise participants will receive a refund minus a 20% administrative fee

` This policy does not apply to Travel or Go Explore programs which have no-refund policies

` Check the Osher website for weatherrelated cancellations


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute may take photographs, video, audiotape and other image and sound-based media of the campus and its employees, students and visitors (collectively, the “Images”). UWM may use such Images for educational, promotional, advertising and other purposes including, but not limited to, print and digital applications.

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Programs In-Person or On Zoom!

The Fall 23 semester is full of opportunities for you to join Osher programs in-person or on Zoom. Sessions start throughout the semester, so you may add classes at any time.

Delivery Types

We will be delivering our programs to you in the following ways:

In-person – Programs designated by this delivery type will be offered primarily at the Hefter Center. A few classes will be held at the downtown School of Continuing Education Conference Center. Registration will be limited to classroom capacity and will not offer any online option.

Live Online – Programs designated by this delivery type will be offered online via the Zoom platform and will have unlimited capacities. Programs are not recorded and must be attended on the date and time listed.

In-person with livestream – Programs designated by this delivery type will have both an ‘In-person’ and ‘livestream’ participation option.

When filling out the online form, classes designated as ‘In-person with livestream’ will be listed twice. Once as the ‘In-person’ option, and once as the ‘livestream’ option. Make sure to check the box next to the delivery type you are interested in.

If the ‘In-person’ delivery option of the desired program is at capacity, you will not be able to register for the program and should check the box next to the ‘livestream’ option if you still wish to participate in the program.


How-To Register Online


From the Homepage, for Go Explore events, click the yellow button labeled “Fall 2023 Go Explore Registration” and for classes, click on the yellow button labeled “Fall 2023 Class Registration.”

1. This takes you to the Sign In page. If you are a “New Customer” (someone who has not registered online before), click the “Sign Up” button to make an account. If you are a returning customer (someone who has registered online before), enter your email and password. If you forgot your password, simply click on the “Forgot your password?” link to reset your password.

2. The next page asks you to confirm your personal information. Make sure all fields marked with a red asterisk are filled out. Click the “Next” button.

3. It’s time to select your programs. Programs are divided by type: Short Courses, Talks and Special Interest Groups. Within each subgroup, programs are listed by Program Number, Title, Date, Time and Price. Check the box next to all your desired programs. For more detailed information about courses read the description in the catalog. After checking the boxes, click the “Next” button.

4. If you are registering for more than one person, this is your chance to add them to your order. Click the “Add Another Registrant” button at the top of the page. A pop-up window will appear with the following questions:


“Who is the additional registrant?” If you share a membership account, live at the same address, or have registered with this person before, the web will pull up their name which you must simply select. Otherwise, select the “This person has never registered” bubble.

` “Do you want to copy items from an existing registrant?” If the second registrant is taking all the same programs, select the “Yes, copy items from the following registrant” bubble. If the second registrant is not taking all the same programs, select the “No, do not copy items from existing registrant” button. Click the “OK” button.

5. You should now be able to see a list of all the classes you selected on the previous page. If you missed any classes, hit the “Edit” button to return to the previous screen. Once you confirm that everything is correct, you can enter your payment information. Pro Tip: Do not include spaces or dashes when entering your credit card number! Scroll to the bottom of the screen and check the box to “agree to the terms and conditions.” Click the “Submit” button.

6. The final screen confirms your registration.

FALL REGISTRATION UPDATE 5 For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher


Osher Short Courses are multiweek noncredit sessions on various topics such as the arts, literature, ethics, science, politics, religion and history. Courses are taught by UWM faculty and experts and professionals in the community.

Presenter biographies are located online at uwm.edu/sce/osher

Spanish for Travelers

This basic Spanish class will cover topics such as pronunciation, greetings, ordering at a restaurant, directions, weather, expressions, shopping in the “mercado,” time, days of the week, months, numbers and useful conversational expressions. We will practice Spanish in pairs in each class. There will be some homework. Attendance is important. Each week will build on the previous week’s practice. There are no prerequisites. Presenter: Esteban Bell

14 Wed, Sept 6-Dec 13, 10:30am-Noon

No Class Nov 22

Delivery Type: In-person

Location: UWM-SCE

$80, Program No. FALL:100

Intermediate Spanish

Short Stories

Explore the Spanish language, read short vignettes in Spanish, speak Spanish with partners, listen to Spanish music and videos, write short paragraphs in Spanish and share in class with a partner. Review Spanish tenses (poco a poco) as the year progresses. Homework is shared in class each week. Class learning builds each week, so attendance is important. Note: This course is not grammar based. Prerequisite: Osher Spanish for Travelers class or previous high school/college Spanish courses. Presenter: Esteban Bell

14 Thu, Sept 7-Dec 14, 10:30am-Noon

No Class Nov 23

Delivery Type: In-person Location: UWM-SCE

$80, Program No. FALL:102

Fiction’s Worlds of Disconnection, Connection and Community

Both Barbara Kingsolver in “Animal Dreams” and James Baldwin in the story “Sonny’s Blues” piercingly articulate the American chasm between choosing our own way in eschewing the past –amputating the past as Baldwin’s narrator puts it – and the essential longing for community. As Doc Homer puts it in the novel, “I Became a Man with No History.” These works illuminate our struggle and our triumph. We will spend the first three classes on the novel “Animal Dreams.”

Presenter: Paula Friedman

4 Thu, Sept 14-Oct 12, 10-11:15am

No Class Sept 21

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream

Location: Hefter & Zoom

$25, Program No. FALL:106

My Life in Bida, Nigeria

Fall Potpourri I

2 Mon, Sept 11-18, 10-11:15am

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$15, Program No. FALL:104

September 11 – Books, Books, Books – Daniel Goldin offers book recommendations for all kinds of readers. As always, the talk includes a robust helping of behind-the-scenes details, giving you a solid handle on what’s going on in the industry today. Presenter: Daniel Goldin

September 18 – The Center for DeafBlind Persons – The Center for Deaf-Blind Persons has been serving the community since 1985. Come and learn about its mission and services. Gain insight into assessing and training considerations as well as technology used in our important work. Presenter: Joan Schneider

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to live in Nigeria? In 1965, Rita Bakalars, her husband and four children went to live in Bida, Nigeria for two years. The University of Wisconsin-Madison recruited Mr. Bakalars to teach in Bida, Nigeria’s Teacher Training College. Other Wisconsin teachers went to six other locations in Nigeria to introduce advanced teaching techniques to men training to become teachers. Join this intriguing session, hear about Bakalars’ experiences and learn more about life in Bida, Nigeria.

Presenter: Rita Bakalars

2 Thu, Sept 14-21, 2:15-3:30pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$15, Program No. FALL:108

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Movie Sampler: The Great Audrey Hepburn

Classes will meet on five consecutive Friday afternoons. Movies will include a sampling of Audrey Hepburn’s films. The final roster of movies will be shared in an August Osher newsletter.

Presenter: Roy Krueger

5 Fri, Sept 15-Oct 13, 12:30-3pm

Delivery Type: In-person Location: Hefter

$30, Program No. FALL:110

Venetian and Northern Renaissance Art

Venetian and Northern Renaissance art has special characteristics that distinguish their works from that of Central Italian Renaissance artists like Leonardo da Vinci. The two styles are very different but share a love of vibrant color. Religious subjects and portraiture were central to both. Lecture will also cover the discovery of oil paint. Presenter: Priscilla Camilli

2 Thu, Sept 28-Oct 5, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$15, Program No.: FALL:112

Mindfulness as a Daily Practice

This session is an overview of mindfulness as a tool for daily life. Learn to practice breath awareness and body awareness, as well as mindfulness of daily activities. You’ll also learn about the mechanisms of these methods and how they help us. These simple methods, that have been used for millennia, are tried-andtrue ways to heal, nurture and grow.

Presenter: Paul Norton

5 Thu, Sept 28-Oct 26, 2:15-3:30pm

Delivery Type: In-person

Location: Hefter

$30, Program No. FALL:114

Technology Camp

Join us for a hands-on exploration of basic computer and application functionality. We will dig into Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, review file management protocols, Internet searching and managing webpages, best practices for email, enhancing Zoom skills, the collaborative Google Apps suite and possibly touch on using mobile devices and smart technologies. We will be meeting in a computer lab at SCE in a small stress-free and relaxed learning environment. Make peace with technology. Resources will be shared and members can provide input into learning goals. Presenter: Laurie Yingling

5 Thu, Sept 28-Oct 26, 2:15-3:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person

Location: UWM-SCE $30, Program No. FALL:116

Fall Potpourri II

3 Mon, Oct 2-16, 10-11:15am

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:118

October 2 – Community and Connection at the Library – With the advent of new technologies and trends, people wonder if libraries will go extinct. The answer is a hearty no! Public libraries continually evolve to balance traditional services with new offerings whether in rural, suburban or urban communities. Over the centuries, a core role for libraries has been as community centers and places of connection for residents. Join us to learn about the storied history of public libraries, modern innovations and exciting future possibilities. Presenter: Nyama Reed

October 9 – Scenes From an Actor’s Life – In March of 2020 (who will ever forget that month!), as the COVID epidemic threatened to end his career (as well as all of us in the performing arts), Jonathan Daly decided to write a memoir. What followed was a 24-month process of self-revelation, self-examination, and seemingly endless drafts, revisions and editing. What was the process like? What made him think he could write a book? And what did he learn about himself, about writing, and about keeping himself focused

on a task without any outside deadlines?

Please join presenter Jonathan Daly for an hour and a quarter of informal lecture, questions that he will try to answer, and maybe a little dramatic reading of a chapter of his memoir, “Rough Magic.”

Presenter: Jonathan Daly

October 16 – The Clean Water Act and Wisconsin – Fifty years ago, the Clean Water Act (CWA) was passed and began a major change in the use and management of our waterways. Dumping of pollution into our waterways became illegal, but the definition of which waters are protected under the CWA has remained a contentious fight for decades. How does the CWA protect our waters in Wisconsin and how will this powerful law protect communities for another 50 years? Will it be able to provide equal justice and access to clean water for everyone?

Presenter: Jennifer Bolger Breceda

Nine People You Need to Know

”I have four kids and they are all different.” – a Parent. Are you dealing with personality clashes? Do you wonder why you quickly connect with some and are turned off by others? Get acquainted with the scientifically developed personality system of the ENNEAGRAM (Any-uh-gram), Greek for nine points. The timeless wisdom of the Enneagram will help you better understand yourself and value the nine basic personalities found around the world, around the water cooler and around your dinner table.

Presenter: Diana Otterbacher

3 Tue, Oct 3-17, 2:15-3:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream

Location: Hefter & Zoom

$20, Program No. FALL:120

7 For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher Short Courses

Poland, Ukraine and the Russian Experience

Our first class will discuss the importance of national borders in the cases of Poland and Ukraine. The second session will review Russia’s experience with Poland and Ukraine, noting its history and political culture. Presenter: Donald Pienkos

2 Mon, Oct 9-16, 2:15-3:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$15, Program No. FALL:122

Ties That Bind, Build, Heal

During this three-week class, we will discuss three communities that face significant crises. In Bret Harte’s “The Luck of Roaring Camp,” a rough mining camp must care for an orphan baby; in Raymond Carver’s “A Small Good Thing,” distraught parents stand watch over their hospitalized son; and, in Stephen King’s “The Reach,” an isolated community protects its own. Through it all, the characters form and sustain relationships that build, heal and bind. So, what are the ties that bind? In these stories, the ties include accepting and welcoming, giving and receiving, defending and protecting. Note: “The Reach” includes a supernatural element, but it is not a horror story.

Presenter: Leslie Babcox

3 Mon, Oct 16-30, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$20, Program No. FALL:126

Armchair Adventures

Did you know you have a “virtual escape room” in your home where you can depart for virtual museum and art gallery tours, picturesque travel destinations, cooking and art classes, multicultural events, gatherings with people who share your interests, and online educational classes on almost every subject imaginable? All you need is a computer or digital device to experience virtual learning adventures from the comfort of your favorite armchair! Join two “virtual armchair adventurers” who will introduce you to the infinite world of virtual travel, touring and lifelong learning opportunities discovered during the confining days of the pandemic. They will share tips, options and samples of some actual virtual tours. No need to bring luggage –just your curiosity and love of learning!

Presenters: Pat Katisch, Linda Vieth

2 Tue, Oct 10-24, 10-11:15am

No Class Oct 17

Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom

$15, Program No.: FALL:124

Challenging Times: Hope for Plants and Animals

This course is a follow-up to a Spring 2022 Osher course in which we explored what science is learning about what animals, plants and fungi can know, feel and do, and how that knowledge is changing our species’ relationship with them. We will delve deeper into the current challenges to several kinds of living things (and the challenges some of them present to humans) and learn about some human efforts to promote the well-being of the creatures who share our planet. Together, we’ll take a closer look at algae, insects, reptiles and amphibians, birds and the oceans. You do not have to have been a participant in the Spring 2022 Osher course to understand and benefit from this course.

Presenter: Donna Engelmann

4 Fri, Oct 20-Nov 10, 10-11:15am

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$25, Program No. FALL:130

Brain, Body and Behavioral Changes After Trauma

Many news stories today discuss Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and how it affects so many of us individually and our community as a whole. How do our thoughts, feelings and body sensations change as a result of trauma? How is the brain impacted? Beyond the impact on the body and the brain, how do we heal? This two-week course will explore many healing models that bring hope for healing for the individuals and the community.

Presenter: Linda Bell

2 Thu, Oct 19-26, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$15, Program No. FALL:128

Reflecting on Current Events

This course focuses on current events and “breaking news” in areas of public interest: government operations and decision-making, civil and human rights advocacies, promotion of the Rule of Law domestically and internationally, equal protection and due process challenges, law enforcement and community-based policing, and prosecutorial and judicial proceedings, among others. Based on reading assignments and consideration of fact-based public reports and news articles, participants are afforded opportunities for discussion and to delve into the occurrences of our times.

Presenter: James Santelle

6 Fri, Oct 20-Dec 1, 1-2:30pm No Class Nov 24

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$35, Program No. FALL:132

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Everyday Ethics

We continue to discuss ethical issues quite frequently as we live our lives every day. Classes consist of lectures from the Great Courses, Moral Decision Making: How to Approach Everyday Ethics followed by small group discussion, and large group summation. The lecturer is Clancy Martin, Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of MissouriKansas City, who takes an approach that is practical, but is rooted in the thinking of the great philosophers. Participants are provided with articles/videos to familiarize themselves with the philosophers and their views. Anyone can enjoy this class – it is not necessary to have taken the prior lectures. This semester’s topics address privacy, what we owe aging parents, assisted suicide, genetic enhancement, conscientious objection and fighting back.

Presenter: Kathy Johnson

6 Mon, Oct 23-Dec 4, 2:15-3:30pm

No Class Nov 20

Delivery Type: In-person

Location: Hefter

$35, Program No. FALL:134

Holocaust: Why, How, Future Implications

Session I: What conditions existed in Germany and the World that allowed Adolf Hitler to rise to power in Germany? How did Europe react to Hitler’s leadership? What signs may have been missed?

Session II: Once Hitler and the Nazi Party gained control in Germany, how did they disenfranchise the Jews in Europe? What laws and regulations were put in place? How did the Nazi regime murder

6,000,000 Jews (and close to 5,000,000 others)? What lessons can we learn?

Presenter: Lloyd Levin

2 Wed, Oct 25-Nov 1, 2:15-3:30pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$15, Program No. FALL:136

Pursuit of Happiness: Finding Your Path

This class provides ideas and practices about how we can promote times of happiness or in some cases, ways to prevent unnecessary unhappiness. Methods to discuss these practices will include storytelling, music, poetry, humor, spirituality/religion and content from psycho-therapeutic models.

Session I: Begins with discussing the idea of happiness, issues related to selfacceptance, owning our emotions and dealing with stress.

Session II: Continues with practicing gratitude, being in the present, introduction to Ignatian Spirituality Reflection and Cognitive Restructuring/Rational Emotive Training. Presenter: Janice Staral

2 Thu, Oct 26-Nov 2, 10-11:15am

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$15, Program No. FALL:138

Flannery O’Connor: “Wise Blood” and Relationships

Continuing the success we have had with excellent “O’Connor Guest Scholars,” and building upon our community’s cumulative experience with O’Connor, we will extend our study of “Special Topics: Flannery O’Connor.” We will revisit O’Connor’s first novel, “Wise Blood,” then pause to reflect on how it compares to her second novel, “The Violent Bear It Away.” We will explore O’Connor’s use of Scripture and the long term publishing partnership she had with her editor, Robert Giroux.

Presenter: Craig Martell

5 Mon, Oct 30-Dec 4, 2:15-3:45pm No Class Nov 20

Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom

$35, Program No. FALL:140

Let’s Dance

Follow along and move with instructor Nancy Weiss McQuide (‘Dancey Nancy’), as she teaches simple basic steps of historic dances featured in her fall 2023 Osher program “Dances Through the Decades.” The informal instruction will accommodate participation for all, whether preferring to sit or stand. No partner dancing is included, and no previous dance experience is required. Dance videos will also be viewed. So, come be “the Bee’s Knees,” wear your ” Blue Suede Shoes” and “Swing” into new friendships at Osher, get great exercise and have great fun. Free snacks, beverages and schmoozing included.

Session I: Tue, Oct. 31: Dances of the 1920s-’30s: Charleston, Big Band Swing and others.

Session II: Tue, Nov. 7: Dances of the 1950s-’60s: The Cha-Cha, Twist, Pony and others. Presenter: Nancy Weiss McQuide

2 Tue, Oct 31-Nov 7, 2:15-3:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person

Location: Hefter

$15, Program No. FALL:142

Past, Present and Future of Antibiotics

The discovery and use of antibiotics has had a profound impact on human health over the past century. However, due to overuse and misuse of these life-saving drugs we have seen a dramatic rise in microbes that are resistant to antibiotics. This course will look at the history of the discovery and development of antibiotics, the rise of resistant organisms, and current approaches to overcoming antimicrobial resistance. Presenter: Dave Westenber

3 Tue, Oct 31-Nov 14, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: Online

Location: Zoom

$20, Program No. FALL:144

9 For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher Short Courses

Continuing Mindfulness: Learning to Connect

Continuing mindfulness builds on the skills of experienced mindfulness practitioners. (You must have some background in mindfulness to take this class. Taking my first class will suffice.) We learn how to take our individual skills out into the world to connect with others, and how to realize our commonwealth. Many practices, and much information on how to do this, and how living a mindful life fully always means connecting with others.

Presenter: Paul Norton

5 Thu, Nov 2-Dec 7, 2:15-3:30pm

No Class Nov 23

Delivery Type: In-person

Location: Hefter

$30, Program No. FALL:145

Fall Potpourri III

2 Mon, Nov 6-20, 10-11:15am

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream

Location: Hefter & Zoom

$15, Program No. FALL:146

November 6 – Life as a Renaissance Woman – According to “She Can Magazine,” a Renaissance woman is “multi-talented, inspirational, risk-taking and successful...she knows how to go with the flow and make the most of life’s opportunities.” Flora Abramson is a modern-day Renaissance woman. A proud nonagenarian, she is intellectually engaged, vibrant and articulate. Without a college education, she successfully bought and sold businesses, provided leadership in for-profit and nonprofit settings, and volunteered in the community. In this class, participants will learn about Flora’s leadership, her amazing life and her legacy.

Presenter: Flora Abramson

November 13 – MKE’s Lady Lighthouse

Keeper: Georgia Stebbins – This class will bring focus to “Milwaukee’s Lady Lighthouse Keeper – The Extraordinary Life and Times of Georgia Green Stebbins.” Georgia Green Stebbins was a sickly young woman from New York City when she came to the North Point Lighthouse in Milwaukee. She ended up being an exemplary lady lighthouse keeper in an era when that was an uncommon profession for women.

Georgia was the longest tenured keeper at North Point. Her story is fascinating. Presenters: Ken and Barb Wardius

Never a Belle: Southern Women Writers

Location, location … and the people that live in and act upon it. What would stories be without them? Where would readers be without the Southern writers to deliver those images and voices to them! Erskine Caldwell said as much when he credited the southern tradition of oral story telling wherein every little incident can be the germ of a story to be written. And who better to tell a story than a woman who, by social position, if not by nature, is a listener. Starting with an overview and a few poems, participants will read and explore short stories by Kingsolver, Welty, Hurston, Smith and Chopin.

Presenter: Eva Hagenhofer

4 Wed, Nov 15-Dec 13, 12:30-1:45pm

No Class Nov 22

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$25, Program No. FALL:148

Singing the Blues

Jeff Taylor, local Blues artist, will track the progress of the Blues from inception to its current iteration, using videos and cuts from his own work to illustrate his information. Presenter: Jeffery Taylor

2 Wed, Nov 29-Dec 6, 2:15-3:30pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$15, Program No. FALL:150

Come From Away: A 9/11 Story

On 9/11, for the first time ever, the FAA shut down all of the U.S. airspace. Inbound flights from Europe were diverted to Canada and 38 of the planes landed in Gander, Newfoundland. In 2017, these events became the backdrop for the Tony Award winning musical, “Come From Away.” This course will explore both the Broadway production as well as the drama that unfolded in the skies over America.

Presenter: Greg Jenks

2 Tue, Nov 28-Dec 5, 10-11:15am

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$15, Program No. FALL:152

Navigating Deafness and My Identity as a CODA

This three-week class will provide an overview of Deaf culture and identity in the United States. The first session will discuss Deaf history and the origin of sign language in the United States. We will review attitudes towards the Deaf, starting in biblical times to the present day. Our second session will describe the Deaf community and its language and culture. This class will detail the cultural norms of this group and how the language is used by the majority of Deaf individuals in the United States. Our final session will be a personal overview of the presenter’s life as a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults). Eiseman will share the differences that CODAs face today in Deaf families compared to her experiences in the 1940s and 1960s.

Presenter: Eva Eiseman

3 Tue, Nov 28-Dec 12, 2:15-3:30pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$20, Program No. FALL:154

10 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education


English Ain’t Easy

Talks are single-session programs that offer insights on a diverse array of topics in the arts, humanities, sciences and current issues.

Presenter biographies are located online at uwm.edu/sce/osher

Recruiting Educators for MPS

The course will provide participants an overview of the current state of staffing in Milwaukee Public Schools, which will include the barriers and challenges facing college students looking to join the profession of educator. In addition, we will discuss other ways the district is looking to retain, develop and recruit new talent to ensure we have high-quality educators in every classroom every day.

Presenter: Michael Harris

Thu, Sept 7, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream

Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:300

Repairing Together Project

Repairing Together works with students from four area schools of diverse communities: Bruce Guadalupe Community School, Indian Community School, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and Milwaukee Jewish Day School. We bring students together for programming beginning in kindergarten all the way through eighth grade to get to know each other and share their cultures, traditions and histories in hopes of breaking down barriers, combating antisemitism and racism, and building inclusive positive relationships. Presenter: Elise Crawford

Fri, Sept 8, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:302

The more you try to explain our language to others who are learning it as adults, the crazier you realize it is. After 40 years of doing just that, McDonald enjoys showing native English speakers the many pitfalls of English in the hope of their giving empathy to those arrivals needing to communicate. “Theirs more to hour language then meats the I.”

Presenter: Rita McDonald

Tue, Sept 12, 10-11:15am

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:304

Aging Well

In this talk, you will learn about the mental health challenges of growing older and what you can do to be on track for improved well-being throughout your life. Topics will include Dementia, depression, anxiety, the aging brain, how to protect your brain and well-being.

Presenter: Mark Eberhage

Tue, Sept 12, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:306

Using a Positive Approach

People with dementia experience the world around them differently than we do. Understanding their experience and allowing that to guide our approach can make all the difference when caring for a person with dementia. Guided by Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care, and The Fish Approach to Dementia Care, attendees will walk away with tools to aid in their caregiving for their loved one with dementia. Presenter: Sheri Fairman

Mon, Sept 18, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: Online Location: Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:308

Growing Plants in Space Without Gravity

Following a brief overview of plant-growth systems in space, development and testing of an advanced system will be presented. Designed to be a large-scale plant-growth facility to support longduration exploration missions in space, Astro Garden employs a unique aeroponics nutrient delivery and recovery system that plays a critical role by mitigating the added mass required by soil media. An evaluation of this technology was performed in the microgravity environment aboard the International Space Station (ISS) using the eXposed Root On-Orbit Test System (XROOTS). Implementation and testing of the XROOTS payload will be presented, including operation of the system and the resulting plant growth on ISS during a sixmonth technology demonstration in 2022.

Presenter: John Wetzel

Tue, Sept 19, 10-11:15am

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:310

EAA at 70: Milwaukee and Beyond

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) was founded in Milwaukee in 1953, but today is most closely associated with Oshkosh and the world’s largest fly-in convention. EAA’s years in Milwaukee, however, formed the foundation for the organization that now has more than 270,000 members. The world of personal flight has been forever changed by the group of Milwaukee-area aviators who started EAA. Presenter: Dick Knapinski

Tue, Sept 19, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:312

11 For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher Talks

Biking the Israel Environment

The Arava Institute’s Israel Ride is the premier cycling experience in Israel. The Israel Ride connects people to Israel’s land and culture, fosters longlasting friendships and supports an environmentally sustainable, secure and peaceful Middle East. The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES) is a leading environmental study and research institute in the Middle East. It houses accredited academic programs, research centers and international cooperation initiatives focusing on a range of environmental concerns and challenges. Here, the idea that nature knows no political borders, is more than a belief. It is a fact, a curriculum and a way of life.

Presenter: Debra Gorra Barash

Thu, Sept 21, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream

Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:314

City Update with Mayor Cavalier Johnson

Join us as we welcome Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson to Osher. Mayor Johnson will share his vision and insight on topics pertaining to Milwaukee and the local community. Please know that Mayor Johnson is scheduled to present at Osher on Tuesday, September 26. If a conflict arises in his schedule, however, the alternative dates are Friday, September 29 (10am) or Tuesday, October 3 (10am). Everyone registered will be kept informed.

Presenter: Mayor Cavalier Johnson

Tue, Sept 26, 10-11:15am

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:316

Hip Replacements: Changes Over 50 Years

Total Hip Replacement operations, as we now know them, have been performed in the United States since the late 1960s. In many cases, the post-op hospitalizations for the early operations lasted for two to three weeks and sometimes required that patients be in traction for much of that time. Now, 50 years later, many of these operations are increasingly performed as outpatients. This talk will review the history of this evolution and how this dramatic change has been accomplished.

Presenter: Harvey Barash

Tue, Sept 26, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:318

Getting Evicted: Saga of Anchor Properties

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters, Cary Spivak and Daphne Chen, will review their investigations of Curtis Hoff and his Anchor Properties group of companies. Anchor was known as an aggressive evictor. Their reporting was nominated for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

Presenters: Cary Spivak & Daphne Chen

Wed, Sept 27, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:322

Transatlantic Slave Trade Impacts on Africa

From the 1400s to the 1800s, many societies in Africa faced the constant threat of warfare, raids and kidnapping due to the continuous presence of slave traders from Europe and the Americas along the Atlantic coastline of the continent. This talk will explain how the transatlantic slave trade transformed Africa’s political landscape as Africans responded to new challenges and opportunities presented by the mass trafficking of captive people from Africa to the Americas. Presenter: Rebecca Shumway

Wed, Sept 27, 2:15-3:30pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:324

The Future of Public Service

This lecture will provide an overview of the activities at the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison. It will highlight the school’s recent growth in all three main areas: teaching, research and service.

Presenter: Susan Yackee

Thu, Sept 28, 4-5:15pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:326

U.S. Navy on Guam 1899-1910

When the United States won the SpanishAmerican War in 1899, they acquired the island of Guam. The Navy took command of the island. They improved the infrastructure while simultaneously forming friendships and opinions of the locals. The purpose of this talk is to look at what the members of the Navy and Marines thought about the island. Some of them created intimate relationships, while others could not wait to leave the island.

Presenter: Diana Ahmad

Mon, Oct 2, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:328

12 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Fair Housing: Creating Inclusive Communities

Illegal housing discrimination remains a serious problem that prevents Wisconsin residents from finding and maintaining safe and stable homes. Come learn about the persistence of residential segregation in Wisconsin, and the nature and prevalence of housing discrimination in 2023. We’ll also discuss how we can fight discrimination, protect conFALLers’ rights, and create more healthy, inclusive communities for all.

Presenter: Erika Sanders

Wed, Oct 4, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:330

Previewing the Supreme Court 2023

This lecture will preview the new Supreme Court term, highlighting cases to watch and their potential ramifications. Always a self-professed “Supreme Court junkie,” Professor Benesh is concerned with the increased politicization of the Court and by the seeming lack of restraint amongst its justices which appears to be leading to a crisis of legitimacy with real ramifications for the health of our democracy. Other than that, all is well. Presenter: Sara Benesh

Wed, Oct 4, 2:15-3:30pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:332

LA Against the Mountains

In 1988, John McPhee published “Los Angeles Against the Mountains.” This battle persists as LA struggles to control the fires, floods and sediment that periodically threaten those in the mountains as well as the urban area at the base. LA has built an enormous, intricate, system to handle this threat. This talk will examine the natural processes they face as well as their attempts to “control nature.”

Presenter: Alan Price

Fri, Oct 6, 10-11:15am

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:334

Travelers Observations of Pacific Sea Life

In the late 1800s, Americans who sailed to the Pacific Islands noticed many things in the ocean. Some creatures reminded them of the wolves, prairie dogs or antelope they saw on the Great Plains. Some of the travelers soon considered the creatures their friends or admired the inhabitants for their shapes and colors. Others studied them scientifically. Their observations enlivened the five-day to five-week journey and made it more pleasurable.

Presenter: Diana Ahmad

Mon, Oct 9, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:336

Older Adults as Change Makers

Older adults have experience, wisdom, energy and time. Milwaukee County’s 185,000 seniors have vast amounts of talent and insight and a proven commitment to the community. Yet, often, older adults seem to be silent, almost marginalized in our community’s civic life. How do we change the perception that seniors are happy on the sidelines? How can seniors become the change makers Milwaukee needs?

Presenter: Janice Wilberg

Tue, Oct 10, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:336

The Barry Sisters: Consummate Yiddish Swingsters

Claire and Merna Barry were among the earliest and best-known Yiddish Swingsters with their lively renditions of Jewish music set to a jazzy beat. With tight harmonies, the glamorous sisters performed mostly Yiddish songs on radio and television, in nightclubs, on concert stages and on dozens of recordings from the late 1930s to 1973. This presentation explores The Barry Sisters unique career and highlights some of the best Yiddish Swing recordings by other artists.

Presenter: Andy Muchin

Wed, Oct 11, 2:15-3:30pm

Delivery Type: Online

Location: Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:340

13 For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher

Complexities of Campus Community Policing

The course will focus on campus community policing and its importance to not only the university but also to the community that surrounds the campus. The way the campus is policed owes a lot to experiences outside of standard policing techniques, such as with the Secret Service. Perceptions, personal interactions with campus citizens and an understanding of the students, faculty and staff are important to developing a successful campus life where all feel safe.

Presenter: Doug Roberts

Thu, Oct 12, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: Online Location: Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:344

Examining the Wisconsin Idea

The Wisconsin Idea is a concept that advocates for the public purposes of higher education, suggesting that universities have a responsibility to support their state and local communities. The root of the Wisconsin Idea dates back to the early 1900s, but the idea has grown widely since. In this interactive talk, we’ll explore the roots of the Wisconsin Idea and actively reflect upon the civic purposes and possibilities of public higher education.

Presenter: Cory Sprinkel

Thu, Oct 12, 4-5:15pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:346

Resulting Changes from Internet and Social Media

We examine the data on how advances in technology are impacting different elements of society, including politics, commerce and the world of work. The presentation will also explore the challenges social media has brought to society. Presenter: Dave Edwards

Tue, Oct 17, 10-11:15am

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:348

Where Are All the Aliens?

There are over 200 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy, most of which have at least one planet around them. Now consider that there are over two trillion galaxies in the universe! How can it be that we are the only planet with life? So, where are all the aliens and why can’t we detect their presence? Presenter: Dennis Roscoe

Tue, Oct 17, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:350

Let’s Vacation: The Sociology of Tourism

The sociology of tourism is an emergent specialty concerned with the study of touristic motivations, roles, relationships and institutions and of their impact on tourists and on the societies who receive them. Let’s examine the various types of tourism and share your own tourism stories! Presenter: John Horgan

Wed, Oct 18, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:352

Dances Through the Decades

Social dances are linkages to history. Hear about the cultural history of many American dances with demonstrations as part of the program. Memories, history and fun are all part of this lively presentation.

Presenter: Nancy Weiss McQuide

Tue, Oct 24, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:354

Bond, James Bond

Many of us have seen several, if not all, of the Bond movies. This lecture will trace the history of the character. We will look at Britain during WWII and its aftermath, as well as why the British needed a hero. Additionally, we will investigate how Ian Fleming, the Bond series author, and various movie producers brought James Bond to the big screen. Finally, we will touch on the idiosyncrasies of the various actors who portrayed James Bond.

Presenter: Martin Strouse

Tue, Oct 24, 2:15-3:30pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:355

Body Art: The Sociology of Tattoos

Most tattooed people see their tattoos as unique aspects of themselves, but sociologists who study tattooing focus on group patterns and overall trends. They examine the influence of media and consumer culture and the influence of gender, sexuality, race and class on “body politics.” While no single explanation accounts for the increasing popularity of tattoos, researchers find that people use tattoos to express who they are, what they have lived through, and how they see themselves in relation to others and to their social worlds.

Presenter: John Horgan

Wed, Oct 25, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:356

14 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Responding to China’s Growing Presence

For the past 10 years, the United States and China have been locked in a competition for who has the greatest global influence. One major point of contention is the status of Taiwanese sovereignty, which has become even more relevant recently with the possibility that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may prompt China to take similar action regarding Taiwan. How will the United States engage a China which is increasingly seeking to expand its sphere of influence?

Presenter: Rick Rocamora

Tue, Oct 31, 10-11:15am

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream

Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:358

Lizzie Kander and the Settlement Cookbook

“The way to a man’s heart” might be through his stomach, but the recipes that made this phrase famous were created by Milwaukee’s own Lizzie Black Kander. A turn-of-the-century trailblazer, Kander created the Settlement Cookbook in 1901, and over the following 50 years, it grew to be one of the most popular culinary references in American history. In this talk, participants will learn about the legend of ‘Aunt Lizzie’ and explore some of what makes this particular cookbook so remarkable. Presenter: Dan Haumschild

Wed, Nov 1, 10-11:15am

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:360

Swimmable, Fishable Waters

Milwaukee Riverkeeper is a science-based advocacy organization that envisions a future in which all people will be able to enjoy the healthy waterways of the Milwaukee River Basin. We work to protect, improve and advocate for water quality, wildlife habitats and sound land management. This presentation provides an overview of the health of the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers, the challenges they face, recent successes and the ways in which we can protect our rivers.

Presenter: Leah Holloway

Wed, Nov 1, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:362


Pregnancies, Politics and Parks

Join County Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman, who will discuss his fascinating career and life. Wasserman began his medical practice in obstetrics and gynecology in the Milwaukee area, where he has since delivered over 5,000 babies. In addition to his medical practice, Wasserman had a lifelong dream to enter the political arena. In 1994, he was elected as a Wisconsin State Representative and held this position until 2009. During his career in the Assembly, Wasserman was well regarded by his colleagues on healthcare issues. Wasserman was elected to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors in 2016 and was appointed Chair of the Parks and Culture Committee

in 2020, where he serves as a steward of our shared green spaces. As if his other jobs weren’t enough, he also serves as Chair of the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board. This go-getter also has a passion for travel which has taken him on numerous adventures around the world. Join us for a fascinating conversation with this doctor, politician and world traveler.

Presenter: Sheldon Wasserman

Tue, Nov 7, 10-11:15am

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:364

History of Bay View

If you travel south over the Hoan Bridge, you will find yourself in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood. This southeastern corner of the city of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan is so unique that the media refers to it by name as if it were a separate city. Learn how its origin as the company town for the Milwaukee Iron Company in 1867 contributed to a growing sense of independence over the years. Using images of Bay View, we will learn about its history, its quirks and why it is a community of “firsts.” We will also explore its attractive housing, restaurants, parks and businesses. Presenter: Ron Winkler

Wed, Nov 8, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:366

The Third Branch: Essential for Democracy

Participants will explore what the Third Branch of Government is, why it was created by the Founders, and how it protects our Democracy. Participants will examine contemporary stresses and challenges to both the Federal and State Third Branches and consider some ways to support and protect our legal system, the Courts, and the Independence of the Judiciary. Presenter: Kitty Brennan

Tue, Nov 14, 2:15-3:30pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:368

15 For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher

Frederic Pabst — An Immigrant’s Story

Captain Frederic Pabst once said “Milwaukee Beer is famous. I made it so.” Gain insights into the man himself, his life as a German immigrant, his cultural and philanthropic contributions to Milwaukee and his legacy. Presenter: Dave Fehlauer

Thu, Nov 16, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:370

What’s Next in the Economy

This talk will feature commentary on the state of the nation’s and Wisconsin’s economies with special attention to the ways that changing demographics are affecting how we work, shop and live. Special attention will be given to the roles that downtowns, small businesses and entrepreneurs are changing our economic landscape. Presenter: Jeffrey Sachse

Tue, Nov 28, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:372

Great Lakes of the World: Research Complexities

Freshwater quality and distribution worldwide is the most pressing environmental, economic and social issues of this century, episodic pandemics excluded. As an example, Laguna Bacalar, Mexico’s World Class Lake, races toward ecological collapse as researchers from the School of Freshwater Sciences work to change its trajectory.

Presenter: Jerry “River” Kaster

Thu, Nov 30, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:373

Deafness Does Not Define Me

Explore the humanity of Deaf individuals with presenter Marika Kovacs-Houlihan. During this session, participants will explore the misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding Deaf individuals and their experiences. The presenter will also explore the successes and challenges faced by being Deaf in a hearing world, and how she navigates her own identity as a Deaf person and a human being. In this unique session, reframe your ideas about Deafness — learn about the importance of recognizing and respecting Deaf culture, language and history and the role hearing individuals can play in promoting inclusivity and understanding.

Presenter: Marika Kovacs-Houlihan

Tue, Dec 5, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream

Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:376

John Lennon: Plastic Ono Band

Ten Water Challenges Facing Wisconsin

Water challenges can be broadly categorized into challenges to supply, challenges of pollution, managing use or demand, and infrastructure challenges. However, depending on context, tackling these challenges requires a wide variety of solutions. The Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin provides UW System-wide programs, internships and research opportunities that teach students realworld skills that will create a workforce of talented water professionals trained to meet the water challenges of the future. We are currently funding innovative, collaborative research that engages industry partners, local communities, policymakers and advocacy groups in the effort to support career opportunities in freshwater. Presenter: Marissa Jablonski

Fri, Dec 1, 10-11:15am

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:374

While a Beatle, John embarked on an artistic journey with Yoko Ono, producing experimental, and often unlistenable sounds (and “that” album cover). Within the concept of an undefinable Plastic Ono Band, John released one of rock’s greatest, and, most soul-bearing, masterpieces. The band was an entity before and beyond the eponymous album. This class examines the social statements, the enduring band, John’s personal pain that led to the eponymous record’s creation, and the album’s legacy. Presenter: Terry Rindt

Thu, Dec 7, 10-11:15am

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:378

16 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Guitars for Vets

This session will introduce students to the history and inner workings of Guitars for Vets, a 501C3 organization that offers free guitar lessons to all U.S. Veterans and presents a free guitar upon completion of 10 lessons. We will discuss the benefits of participating in the program as well as some of the success stories from previous graduates. We will also take a dive into the somewhat unconventional guitar teaching style of Steve Huebler, one of Guitars for Vets many instructors. This strategy is employed as a way to get students up to speed in a very short period of time as we only have students for 10 lessons. Presenter: Steve Huebler

Thu, Dec 7, 12:30-1:45pm

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream

Location: Hefter & Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:380


Join socially stimulating, peer-led study groups that meet on a regular basis.

Presenter biographies are located online at uwm.edu/sce/osher

Italian Reading and Conversation SIG –Reading Level A2-B1

This group is composed of Osher members who have completed basic introductory classes in Italian and/or demonstrate equivalent proficiency. The group focuses on listening, speaking, reading and writing in Italian, with an emphasis on building vocabulary, strengthening grammatical constructions, improving conversational skills and reading Italian literature. We share a common love of all things Italian — culture, history, art and food. All members of the group take turns developing lessons, providing readings and listening comprehension exercises, including homework. The class facilitator/leader responsibility rotates on a weekly basis. Contact: Theresa Bellone, tjbellone@gmail.com.

14 Mon, Sept 11-Dec 18, 10-11:30am

Meets weekly on Mon No Class Nov 20

Italian Language Introduction SIG

Each Italian Introduction session begins with Italian grammar instruction using a McGraw-Hill workbook. Then each participant will offer a statement or more in Italiano to either comment on or inquire in Italiano. Our aim is to become attuned to writing, hearing and speaking Italian. Contact Gus Ricca, at gusricca@yahoo. com.

15 Tue, Sept 5-Dec 19, 10-11:30am

Meets weekly on Tue No Class Nov 21

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$25, Program No. FALL:502

Italian Intermediate Level SIG

This intermediate-level class in the Italian language meets once a week for 90 minutes and focuses on three areas: Conversation practice on an announced topic with the introduction of new useful vocabulary; written and verbal exercises designed to review grammar concepts; and, oral reading from modern Italian literature. Class discussions explore topics of Italian culture, art and cuisine. Contact: Ned Turner, nedmturner2@sbcglobal.net

15 Tue, Sept 5-Dec 19, 12:30-2pm

Meets weekly on Tue No Class Nov 21

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$25, Program No. FALL:504

Rarely Heard Holiday Songs Part II

Join us for another musical exploration into the holiday songs you rarely hear on the radio. Curl up with a hot toddy from the comfort of your home to help keep the Grinch away during this most wonderful time of the year. Presenter: Greg Jenks

Thu, Dec 14, 7-8:15pm

Delivery Type: Online

Location: Zoom

$10, Program No. FALL:382

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$25, Program No. FALL:500

Current Events in Sports SIG

This group provides a monthly forum for members who are interested in sports to discuss hot topics of the day such as: Should college athletes be paid? Should professional athletes compete in the Olympics? For more information, Contact: Dennis Funk, denfun04@gmail.com

4 Tue, Sept 12-Dec 12, 10-11:30am

Meets 2nd Tue

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$15, Program No. FALL:506

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Talks Special Interest Groups

Writing SIG Session I In-person Only

Share your writing with others, receive and give feedback along with encouragement. Ideas and information on writing are also discussed. All levels of writing and genres are welcome. The only qualification is a desire to write. Call Nancy Martin at 414339-1172 for more information.

7 Tue, Sept 5-Dec 19, 2:15-3:45pm

Meets 1st and 3rd Tue

No Class Nov 21

Delivery Type: In-person

Location: Hefter

$20, Program No. FALL:508

Writing SIG Session II Online Only

Share your writing with others, receive and give feedback along with encouragement. Ideas and information on writing are also discussed. All levels of writing and genres are welcome. The only qualification is a desire to write. Call Nancy Martin at 414339-1172 for more information.

7 Tue, Sept 12-Dec 12, 2:15-3:45pm

Meets 2nd and 4th Tue

Delivery Type: Online

Location: Zoom

$20, Program No. FALL:510

History SIG

Read and discuss books selected by participants, who also volunteer to lead a discussion in an informal manner.

Qualifications: An interest in history and a willingness to lead and participate in discussion. This SIG has had a waiting list in the past, so regular attendance is expected. Fall 2023 book selection TBD. Contact: John Link, jmlink@milwpc.com.

6 Wed, Sept 13-Dec 13, 10-11:30am

Meets 2nd and 4th Wed.

No Class Nov 22

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$20, Program No. FALL:514

Current Issues Salon SIG

The group discusses a current issue or an important topic each month. After an introduction of the subject, the large group will break out into smaller groups for lively discussion. Contact: Ted Tousman, ttousman@gmail.com or Marv Wiener, marvin.wiener@sbcglobal.net.

4 Wed, Sept 20-Dec 20, 10-11:30am

Meets 3rd Wed

Delivery Type: In-person Location: Hefter

$15, Program No. FALL:516

Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Spanish Conversation SIG

This group is for Osher members with an advanced beginner / low intermediate knowledge of Spanish (described as Levels A-2 to B-1 of the Common European Framework Reference for language study). Members will improve their ability to express themselves with reasonable fluency about past, present and future events, as well as a variety of topics of interest to them; respond, ask, summarize, communicate and offer opinions with some confidence on topics of interest or daily life, even if one must ask for sentences to be repeated a few times when the interlocutor speaks very fast; understand, in general, simple and brief speeches; find and understand information to achieve an objective such as navigating the city, renting a car, instructions for cooking a dish, etc.; express emotions and respond to feelings such as surprise and happiness. Members take turns leading weekly classes, which typically are arranged in three 30-minute sections. Members of the

SIG should have the grammar text on hand at the beginning of the term. It is “The Ultimate Spanish Review and Practice Book,” available from Amazon for $20 or $10 Kindle Edition). As noted, the reading text will be selected and announced before the fall term begins and each member will be expected to have a copy available on the first day. Questions may be directed to Harvey Kurtz at hkurtz@ameritech.net.

15 Thu, Sept 7-Dec 21, 10:30am-Noon

Meets Thu, Online ONLY every 3rd Thu No Class Nov 23

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream & Online ONLY

Location: Hefter & Zoom

$25, Program No. FALL:518

Theatre Writing SIG

Explore the craft of playwriting, share your writing with others, receive feedback and give encouragement. For more information, contact Reed Groethe, reed.groethe@gmail.com.

8 Thu, Sept 7-Dec 21, 2:15-3:45pm

Meets 1st & 3rd Thu

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream

Location: Hefter & Zoom

$20, Program No. FALL:520

Spanish Language Book Club SIG

This group meets one time per month to discuss a novel, book of non-fiction or short stories written in an author’s native language. The ability to read and speak in Spanish is the only requirement. Fluency is not a prerequisite. The goals of this experience are to enrich appreciation of Spanish literature and to further the participant’s ability and confidence in

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reading and conversing in Spanish. Books will be chosen by group members, and the group meets the third Thursday of each month. Presenter: Joelyn Olen

4 Thu, Sept 15-Dec 21, 2:15-3:45pm

Meets 3rd Thu

Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom

$15, Program No. FALL:522

Hope for an Environmentally Challenged World SIG

This SIG will investigate and discuss a variety of current environmental issues and their solutions. During the fall session, we will focus on four areas: plastics, food waste, soil and phosphorus. Together we will build hope that our children’s world will be healthier and vibrant. We will identify solutions and action steps that we can take as individuals. Discussions will use a variety of sources, such as books, articles, videos and podcasts. This revised SIG was previously titled Climate Crisis SIG. Presenters: Brenda Wingard & Judy Olson

4 Fri, Sept 15-Dec 15, 10-11:30am

Meets 3rd Fri

Delivery Type: Online Location: Zoom

$15, Program No. FALL:524

Nonfiction Book Group SIG

Many interesting and important non-fiction books have been published recently on social and cultural issues, psychology, politics and science—i.e., astronomy, community and relationships, the environment and so on. Anyone interested in reading this type of literature and discussing it among friends is invited to join our group. We will select books to read/discuss. Each member of the group will facilitate one discussion during the year. I will send the title of the first book for September later this summer. For more information, contact Dale Olen at 262-3395481 or daleolen@me.com.

4 Fri, Sept 8-Dec 8, 10-11:30am

Meets 2nd Fri

Delivery Type: Online Location: Zoom

$15, Program No. FALL:526


Sanger Gardens Tour

Built by pioneer industrialist Casper Sanger in 1871 and rich with over 100 years of history, the Sanger House Bed and Breakfast is now most famous for its gardens. Designed and built by Steve Bialk and Angela Duckert over the last 25 years, the gardens along with the house sit on about two-thirds of an acre in downtown Milwaukee. The gardens have over 400 different varieties of plants, including trees, shrubs, conifers, perennials, annuals, tropicals and grasses. On this tour, enjoy strolling through these beautiful gardens and enjoy lush indigenous trees and plantings.

Wed, Sept 6, 10am-1pm

Location: Sanger House Bed & Breakfast, 1823 N. Palmer St., Milwaukee $15, Program No. FALL:600

Quilts Japan Exhibit

Book Group SIG

Discuss selected books of fiction and nonfiction. Books are chosen each June for the following year. Qualifications: a love of reading and a desire to share knowledge of good books. This SIG meets on the third Friday of each month. For more information, contact John Jacobs at jjacobs9073@gmail.com.

4 Fri, Sept 15-Dec 15, 10-11:30am

Meets 3rd Fri

Delivery Type: Online Location: Zoom

$15, Program No. FALL:528

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts is one of three venues in the United States to feature highlights from Quilt Nihon, an international quilt competition from Japan. Participants will view the Quilts Japan Exhibit and then join museum staff for a behind the scenes tour and show and tell, spotlighting how they care for their artwork and featuring pieces from the collection. Email Osher staff if interested in participating in optional lunch (on your own) in Cedarburg.

Tue, Sept 12, 10am-12:30pm

Location: Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50W5050 Portland Rd., Cedarburg $25, Program No. FALL:602

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin at Spring Green: A Wisconsin Treasure

Frank Lloyd Wright has been called “the greatest of the architectural pioneers of the 20th century, blazing trails and challenging men and technology to ever higher achievements.” Wright built Taliesin on his favorite boyhood hill, in the Wisconsin River valley homesteaded by his Welsh grandparents. Located in the Driftless Region of southwestern Wisconsin near Spring Green, Taliesin includes Wright’s 37,000-square-foot home, studio, school and 800-acre estate that includes buildings from nearly every decade of Wright’s career from the 1890s to the 1950s. In 1976, Taliesin was designated as a National Historic Landmark and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019. Lunch will be at the Wisconsin Riverside Resort, with a lovely view overlooking the Wisconsin River, and featuring a 3,000-gallon fish tank, containing local fish.

Meet at 7:15am Bayshore Park & Ride (5725 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale) or at 8am at State Fair Park & Ride (8300 W. Adler St., Milwaukee). Tour from 10:30am for approximately two hours, followed by lunch. Drop off at State Fair Park & Ride at 5:30pm and at Bayshore Park & Ride at 6pm.

Wed, Sept 13, 7:15am-6pm

Location: Bayshore Park & Ride, 5725 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale or at State Fair Park & Ride, 8300 W. Adler St., Milwaukee $125, Program No. FALL:604

Yankee Hill Tour

Welcome to Yankee Hill! The neighborhood is bounded by Wisconsin Avenue on the south, Ogden Street on the north, Water Street on the west and Prospect Avenue on the east. This choice, pioneer location on a bluff, high above the surrounding swamp land and open to the cooling breezes off Lake Michigan, saw its period of growth from the 1840s to the early 1900s. Learn about the history of Yankee Hill from Historic Milwaukee docents. Accessible, but tour is two hours of walking.

Thu, Sept 14, 10am-Noon

Location: Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 1100 N. Astor St., Milwaukee $15, Program No. FALL:606

Fri, Sept 15, 10am-Noon

Location: Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 1100 N. Astor St., Milwaukee $15, Program No. FALL:608

Bay View Walking Tour with Ron Winkler

Bay View was established in 1867 as a company town for the Milwaukee Iron Company. It was annexed to the city of Milwaukee 20 years later in 1887 but remains a distinct community with its own proud history. On this tour, Bay View historical lecturer, guide and author Ron Winkler shares the history of some of the neighborhood’s most historic homes, boarding houses and businesses. The starting point for this tour is the South Shore Pavilion. Accessibility: This is a twohour walking tour, outside, over uneven ground.

Mon, Sept 18, 1-3pm

Location: Bay View South Shore Pavillion, 2900 S. Shore Dr., Milwaukee

$15, Program No. FALL:610

Church of the Gesu and the Haggerty Museum

Participants will first tour the neo-Gothic Church of the Gesu, a Jesuit parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee located on the Marquette University Campus. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated a Milwaukee Landmark in 1975. Learn more about the history, architecture and art incorporated in the Church of the Gesu. Then, tour the Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, also located on the campus of Marquette University. The Haggerty features approximately eight to nine exhibitions each year, and its permanent collection represents a diversity of works. The Haggerty Museum of Art is also a teaching and learning resource for faculty, students, teachers and the community at large. The museum is fully accessible.

Tue, Sept 19, 1-3pm

Location: Gesu Church / Haggerty Museum, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

$15, Program No. FALL:612

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History of Burial Traditions

Learn about the history of burial traditions as viewed through Milwaukee’s oldest operating cemetery. Take a tour with the education director of the Forest Home Historic Preservation Association, Sara Tomlin, and the Cemetery’s sales manager, Kevin Rutherford. Visit the home of Forest Home’s first burial in 1850, see inside the upper Midwest’s first crematory built in 1896 and finish with Milwaukee’s only non-denominational Natural Burial area. This tour will take you through centuries of different burial practices, and you can see how tastes have changed over the years and how cemeteries have adapted. This will be a 1.5-hour walking tour over uneven ground.

Tue, Sept 26, 3-4:30pm

Location: Forest Home Cemetery, 2405 W. Forest Home Ave., Milwaukee

$15, Program No. FALL:614

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Burnham Block

Throughout his life, Frank Lloyd Wright believed that all people, regardless of income, deserved to live in beautiful, architect-designed homes. To that end, he created over 900 drawings for a system of homes with multiple design choices, the American System-Build Homes (ASBH). Wright partnered with a local contractor to build six ASBH homes on West Burnham Street in Milwaukee in 1916. Join Frank Lloyd Wright’s Burnham Block volunteer to hear the story of Wright, ASBH and the ongoing restoration of the block. Tour a partially restored duplex, walk the block and tour an 805 square foot single-family home that is totally restored and fully furnished.

Wed, Sept 27, 11am-Noon

Location: 2734 W. Burnham St., Milwaukee

$15, Program No. FALL:616

Wed, Sept 27, 1-2pm Location: 2734 W. Burnham St., Milwaukee

$15, Program No. FALL:618

Green County Barn Quilt Tour and Cheesemaking Museum

Spend a seasonal autumn day exploring the rolling hills of Green County! Local docents will join us on the bus as we tour the countryside and admire numerous colorful quilts painted on the side of area barns. We will conclude the morning with a visit to a working dairy farm where we will see local farm animals. Lunch buffet will follow at the historic Turner Hall in Monroe. After lunch, we will learn the history of local cheesemaking with a presentation at the National Historic Cheesemaking Center and Museum. Our last stop will be the Alp and Dell Cheese Store, where we will have a tour and can purchase cheese and other food items before our journey back to Milwaukee.

Stop 1: Green County Barn Quilt Tour, 10am-Noon; Stop 2: Buffet Lunch at Turner Hall, 12:15-1:45pm; Stop 3: National Historic Cheesemaking Center Museum, 2-3pm; Stop 4: Alp and Dell Cheese Store, 3:15-4pm.

Fri, Sept 29, 7am-7pm

Location: Meet at Bayshore Park & Ride, 5725 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale or State Fair Park & Ride, W. Adler St., Milwaukee $90, Program No. 620

EAA Tour and Auguste Rodin Exhibit at Paine Museum

Join other Osher members on a day trip to Oshkosh via a coach bus. We will begin with a guided tour of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) galleries and learn about the new exhibits and the history of flight. Next, we will enjoy a wonderful buffet lunch at Fox River Brewing Company. And finally, we will end our day with a docent-led tour of the outstanding Rodin exhibit at the Paine Museum in Oshkosh.

Stop 1: EAA Oshkosh, 10am-Noon; Stop 2: Lunch at Fox River Brewing Company, 12:15-1:30pm; Stop 3: Paine Museum, 1:30-3pm

Tue, Oct 3, 8am-5pm Location: Meet at Bayshore Park & Ride, 5725 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale or State Fair Park & Ride, W. Adler St., Milwaukee

$100, Program No. FALL:622

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A Walking Tour of Historic Lake Park

Explore one of Milwaukee’s most beloved and historic parks in a tour led by Virginia Small, who writes and speaks about topics related to parks, public spaces, environmental issues and historic landscapes and who is also a frequent speaker for Osher. Lake Park was designed in 1892 by Frederick Law Olmstead, the creator with Calvert Vaux of New York City’s Central Park. Learn about how the park was planned as a holistic experience, with curving paths, overlooks and a series of bridges traversing the landscape’s natural ravines. Additionally, the tour will highlight Olmsted’s inclusive philosophy of “parks for all people” and how those ideas have played a role in making Milwaukee a livable city. This tour is accessible, moderately paced and open to people of all abilities, use of steps into a ravine will be optional.

Wed, Oct 4, 10-11:30am

Location: Lake Park Pavillion, 3331 E. Newberry Blvd, Milwaukee $15, Program No. FALL:624

Connecting Wine and Place

Cotes du Rhone or Condrieu, California or Napa Valley, Burgundy or Beaune; what does it mean to step up your wine selection to the next level? Often, we find that the answer lies in where a particular wine comes from. The place where a wine is made can have an immense and drastic effect on not only the quality of the wine, but your full tasting enjoyment. We invite you to join a Ray’s Wine and Spirits sommelier as he looks to provide some clarity on what it means to elevate your wine selection and in tandem, your wine experience. Not accessible. Tasting room and classroom are on the second floor — there is no elevator.

Thu, Oct 5, 6:30-8pm

Location: Ray’s Wine and Spirits, 8930 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa $45, Program No. FALL:626

Pabst Mansion Art Tour

Few people realize that Captain Pabst and his wife Maria were among the most prominent 19th century art collectors in the Midwest. Today the mansion’s collection consists of original pieces from the home, pieces that hung at Pabst businesses and collections from other prominent Milwaukee families. The mansion tour explores these collections.

Wed, Oct 11, 9:30-10:30am

Location: Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee $15, Program No. FALL:628

Greendale Walking Tour

Greendale is a National Historic Landmark and is celebrating its 85th Anniversary this year. This Greenbelt town is one of only three communities in the United States that was built to provide jobs and housing in the era of the Great Depression. We will walk through the woods and the streets of Greendale to learn about its history and enjoy a docent-led tour of one of the “original homes” built during the Roosevelt Administration’s New Deal. Step back into the 1930s and see this completely restored home that is owned by the Greendale Historical Society and is used as a vacation rental. After the tour, stay for lunch at one of the many restaurants available (lunch on your own). This is a two-hour walking tour with stops along the way.

Wed, Sept 20, 10am-Noon

Location: Historic Hose Tower, 5699 Parking St., Greendale

$15, Program No. FALL:630

Jack Pandl’s Restaurant Tour and Lunch

One of the area’s oldest restaurants, Jack Pandl’s in Whitefish Bay has a history as rich in tradition and Americana as apple pie. When John and Anna Pandl bought the Whitefish Bay Inn in 1915, it was farmland rather than beautiful homes which occupied the surrounding area. In 1932, John Pandl died, but the business remained in the hands of his wife Anna, who worked tirelessly to run the restaurant and at the same time rear her family of three daughters and two sons. As the family grew up, Jack Pandl, the youngest son, joined his mother in operating the restaurant and subsequently purchased it. Into her 70s, Mrs. Pandl still vigorously put in a day at the restaurant, making fine soups and desserts and supervising many other preparations. Anna Pandl died in May of 1967, but the family tradition survives. Today the restaurant is a designated Milwaukee County Landmark, one of the few old buildings remaining in the area reminiscent of the unhurried past. Join Osher Go Explore for a short tour and delicious lunch.

Tue, Oct 17, 11:30am-1:30pm

Location: Jack Pandl’s, 1319 E. Henry Clay St., Whitefish Bay

$40, Program No. FALL:632

The Women of the Pabst

The Pabst Mansion is a grand Flemish Renaissance Revival-styled house built in 1892 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Captain Frederick Pabst, founder of the Pabst Brewing Company. In 1975 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and is now a historic house museum. This tour of the Pabst Mansion delves into the lives of women in the Pabst family, female servants, female artists and depictions of women in the art in the mansion.

Wed, Oct 18, 9:30-10:30am

Location: Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

$15, Program No. FALL:634

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Saint Kate Champagne Art Tour

Saint Kate Arts Hotel in downtown Milwaukee is among the first hotels to broadly celebrate the arts in its many forms – from painting and sculpture to music, poetry and performing arts. Join Osher Go Explore for a very special Champagne Art Tour at Saint Kate Arts Hotel. Learn more about the captivating exhibits from the curator of the collection, while sipping champagne, nibbling on refreshments and connecting with fellow art-loving Osher members. In addition to viewing the hotel’s permanent collection, enjoy the work of the artist-in-residence, tour the artist’s studio and interact with the artist.

Tue, Oct 24, 4-5pm

Location: Saint Kate Hotel 139 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee $35, Program No. FALL:636

Tour of Ten Chimneys

Ten Chimneys was the summer home and gentlemen farm of Broadway actors, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, and a social center for American Theatre. Join an Osher tour of Ten Chimneys, celebrate the oneof-a-kind collection Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne amassed during their lifetimes, and honor the values found in every corner of their lives, both on the stage and in the house they called home for more than half a century. All tours require a lot of walking, uphill and on uneven surfaces, standing and climbing stairs. Will move from estate to estate via shuttles. No wheelchairs or walkers — not accessible.

Wed, Oct 25, 10am-Noon

Location: Ten Chimneys, S43 W31575 Depot Rd., Genesee Depot $40, Program No. FALL:638

Comedy Sportz

Need some laughter in your life? Join Osher for a one-hour improvisational comedy performance. A four-person team of comics will perform hilarious skits based on audience input and participation. The venue is accessible.

Fri, Oct 27, 2-3pm Location: Comedy Sportz, 420 S. 1st St., Milwaukee $40, Program No. FALL:640

Ghost Walking Tour

In the town where beer, baseball and bratwurst rule, more menacing pastimes brew beneath the surface. Dare to uncover what shackles the dead to Milwaukee’s cursed past. Join Brew City Ghosts to reveal the strange and fascinating dark history of Brew City. Beyond the tangy taste of IPA’s, there’s a poison that simmers at the very core of haunted Milwaukee. This one-hour walking tour will require walking about one mile. This tour goes rain or shine.

Tue, Oct 31, 4-5pm

Location: Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee $35, Program No. FALL:642

Great Lakes Distillery

Great Lakes Distillery has called Wisconsin home since 2004. As the first distillery to open in the state since Prohibition, they have been trailblazers for the Wisconsin Craft Spirits industry of today. They source the finest ingredients from our home state, whether it is Wisconsin grown grain, locally harvested honey, Door County cherries or Marathon County ginseng. The tour is one hour, including some tasting. After the tour, you may have lunch on-site at The Galley by Milwaukee Sail Loft on your own. Lunch is not included in the cost of the tour. Not accessible. There are two small flights of stairs from the tasting room to the production area. No elevator.

Wed, Nov 1, 11am-Noon

Location: Great Lakes Distillery, 616 W. Virginia St., Milwaukee

$20, Program No. FALL:644

Tripoli Shrine Temple and Lunch

Enjoy the Tripoli Shrine on a 45-minute tour. View the Humphrey Hall Ballroom, majestic Grand Dome and foyer, and the charming Melham Parlor.

Thu, Nov 2, 11am-1pm

Location: Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

$30, Program No. FALL:646

Grohmann Museum

Docent tour of the Grohmann Museum collection which currently comprises more than 1,700 paintings, sculptures and works on paper from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work from manpower and horsepower to water, steam and electrical power. It was gifted to MSOE in 2001 by Milwaukee businessman and collector Dr. Eckhart Grohmann. This is an accessible museum.

Tue, Nov 7, 10-11:30am

Location: Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

$15, Program No. FALL:648

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Milwaukee Federal Office Building and U.S. Courthouse Tour

Filling an entire block, bound by Michigan, Jackson and Jefferson Streets, with the front of the building facing Wisconsin Avenue, this building is an excellent example of the Romanesque Revival architecture. Construction began in 1892 and was completed in 1899. The building currently houses the District Court and many other Federal agencies. It is designated as a Milwaukee City Landmark, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The tour will include viewing both the interior and exterior architecture of this historic facility. This is an accessible tour.

Thu, Nov 9, 10-11:30am

Location: Milwaukee Fed Office Bldg, 517 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

$15, Program No. FALL:650

Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office

Get a behind-the-scene tour and presentation of the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office, the only accredited medical examiner office in Wisconsin. The tour includes the toxicology laboratory, autopsy suite and a video presentation of several autopsies. Be prepared for offensive smells and graphic imagery and sights. No photography is allowed. The tour will include two levels accessed by stairs only.

Fri, Nov 10, 1-2pm

Location: Milwaukee County Medical Examiner Bldg, 933 W. Highland Ave., Milwaukee

$15, Program No. FALL:652

Wed, Nov 15, 1-2pm

Location: Milwaukee County Medical Examiner Bldg, 933 W. Highland Ave., Milwaukee

$15, Program No. FALL:654

Tour and Lunch at the Grand Avenue Club

Learn about the Grand Avenue Club that provides adults who have experienced mental illness with pre-vocational training, paid employment opportunities, supported education and enriching evening, weekend and holiday programming that successfully helps them achieve recovery through work, education and community life. Working together, members and staff plan, prepare and serve daily nutritious meals that meet the dietary needs of this community. Participants are invited to join them for lunch. This is an accessible outing.

Wed, Nov 29, 11:30am-1:15pm

Location: Grand Avenue Club, 210 East Michigan Ave., Milwaukee

$20, Program No.: FALL:656

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

“Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse” is the featured exhibit at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. This exhibit centers on female voices as they reflect on subjects like the right to vote, reproductive rights and the intersection of femininity, race, history and feminist socio-politics. This is a guided tour through the entire museum which explores the history of the Jewish experiences from both a local and global perspective. The museum is accessible.

Thu, Nov 30, 10am-Noon

Location: Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee $15, Program No. FALL:658

Holiday Tour of the Hilton City Center

The Hilton Milwaukee City Center, formerly the Schroeder Hotel and the Marc Plaza Hotel, opened in 1928 as the largest hotel in Wisconsin. This was the last of the hotels built in Milwaukee before the Great Depression. Today it stands as one of the finest examples of Art Deco design in the area. We will look at the Art Deco features, discuss the remodeling and changes over the years and learn the history of this exquisite building that has been part of Milwaukee’s landscape for almost 100 years. We will also enjoy the beauty of its holiday atmosphere. Accessible. There are elevators, but using the stairs showcases more features of the hotel.

Tue, Dec 5, 10-11:15am Location: Hilton City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee $15, Program No. FALL:660

Tue, Dec 5, 11:15am-12:30pm Location: Hilton City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee $15, Program No. FALL:662

Beulah Brinton House at Christmas

BVHS (Bay View Historical Society) member Bill O’Brien will guide the group around and through the Beulah Brinton House, giving an overview of Bay View’s geography, history, and 19th century growth around the rolling mills of the Milwaukee Iron Company. The Brinton family’s involvement with the mill and Beulah’s distinct career as a community leader will be highlighted. First floor is accessible with a ramp; second floor is reached by a long staircase, but is only a small part of the tour.

Wed, Dec 6, 1-2pm

Location: Beulah Brinton House, 2590 S. Superior St., Milwaukee $15, Program No. FALL:664

Wed, Dec 13, 1-2pm Location: Beulah Brinton House, 2590 S. Superior St., Milwaukee $15, Program No. FALL:668

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