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Nov
1
12:30 PM12:30

Michael Hecht: Great Painters and Their Paintings

Join us for a program on the works of Degas, Suerat, Whistler and Curry. Lunch with Consolidated Foods will also be available beginning at 11:30AM.  To learn more about the menu that day or to make your reservation for lunch, contact the Senior Center by noon on October 31st by calling (608) 873-8585.  

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Nov
5
9:00 AM09:00

Smart Driver Class

The AARP Smart Driver course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older. For more than 35 years, the course has taught millions of drivers proven safety strategies so they can continue driving safely for as long as possible.  $15 for AARP members $20 for non-members.  Sign up for this course no later than November 1st by calling the Stoughton Senior Center.

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Dec
19
3:00 PM15:00

International Hour of Code and Technology News for 2020

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. According to the Hour of Code website, anyone, anywhere, ages 4 to 104 can participate. Here at SASC, we'll cover a short overview of computer technology and practical examples of computer code for practical solutions and fun. More at hourofcode.com. We'll talk briefly about advances in popular devices and applications in 2020. Optional: Bring along your favorite device. No prior experience is needed.

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Sep
30
5:30 PM17:30

Watercolor Class

Join instructor Kathy E. Esch, BFA. (Teaches for Madison College and Madison School District) for this 4 week introduction to watercolor. Cost is $60.00 per students if you bring your own supplies, $105.00 per student and supplies will be provided. Sign up by 9/4.

Sept. 9: Introduction, Tools/Supplies, Wet on wet, wet on dry painting demonstration. Intro to color wheel.

Sept. 16: Color Wheel, Black and white.    Color Schemes. Natural colors. Contrast,   Shadows and lighting. Light direction.

Sept. 23: Other mark making tools. Sponges, saran wrap masking, crayons, scoring,  Complementary colors, triad colors.

Sept. 30: Chemicals with paint. Salt, alcohol, ink. Mono printing, Triad colors really play! 

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Sep
27
2:15 PM14:15

CANCELED: Stepping On

THIS CLASS WAS CANCELED.
Contact Ashley Hillman (608) 235-1957 to learn of other area fall prevention classes.

A fall could change everything. One in four people age 65  or older has a fall each year. You don’t have to be one of them. Stepping On can help you avoid a dangerous and costly fall so you can keep doing the things you love to do. The class has been researched and proven to reduce falls by 30%!   In just seven weeks, you’ll learn:

· To identify and remove or avoid fall hazards

· How vision, hearing, medication and footwear affect your risk of falling

· Strength and balance exercises you can adapt to your individual level

· To get back to your feet the right way if you do fall

 

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Sep
24
3:00 PM15:00

Speaking Across Time

Join presenter Micheal Hecht as he shares information on  abstract art and primitive influence. Picasso, Pollack, Rothko and artists through the 20th century found their artistic triggers from the great tribal societies. The art of Africa, the Islands and Asia and their effect upon Paul Gauguin and Henri Matisse.  

 

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Sep
23
5:30 PM17:30

Watercolor Class

Join instructor Kathy E. Esch, BFA. (Teaches for Madison College and Madison School District) for this 4 week introduction to watercolor. Cost is $60.00 per students if you bring your own supplies, $105.00 per student and supplies will be provided. Sign up by 9/4.

Sept. 9: Introduction, Tools/Supplies, Wet on wet, wet on dry painting demonstration. Intro to color wheel.

Sept. 16: Color Wheel, Black and white.    Color Schemes. Natural colors. Contrast,   Shadows and lighting. Light direction.

Sept. 23: Other mark making tools. Sponges, saran wrap masking, crayons, scoring,  Complementary colors, triad colors.

Sept. 30: Chemicals with paint. Salt, alcohol, ink. Mono printing, Triad colors really play! 

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Sep
16
5:30 PM17:30

Watercolor Class

Join instructor Kathy E. Esch, BFA. (Teaches for Madison College and Madison School District) for this 4 week introduction to watercolor. Cost is $60.00 per students if you bring your own supplies, $105.00 per student and supplies will be provided. Sign up by 9/4.

Sept. 9: Introduction, Tools/Supplies, Wet on wet, wet on dry painting demonstration. Intro to color wheel.

Sept. 16: Color Wheel, Black and white.    Color Schemes. Natural colors. Contrast,   Shadows and lighting. Light direction.

Sept. 23: Other mark making tools. Sponges, saran wrap masking, crayons, scoring,  Complementary colors, triad colors.

Sept. 30: Chemicals with paint. Salt, alcohol, ink. Mono printing, Triad colors really play! 

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Sep
12
1:00 PM13:00

Refuse to Be a Victim

Developed in response to nationwide requests for crime prevention seminars, Refuse To Be A Victim teaches methods to avoid dangerous situations and prevent criminal confrontations. Seminar participants will be presented with a variety of common sense crime prevention and personal safety strategies and devices that may be integrated into their personal, home, automobile, telephone, technological, and travel security. This presentation is being presented by the Stoughton Police Department. Sign up for this free seminar by September 9.

 

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Sep
9
5:30 PM17:30

Watercolor Class

Join instructor Kathy E. Esch, BFA. (Teaches for Madison College and Madison School District) for this 4 week introduction to watercolor. Cost is $60.00 per students if you bring your own supplies, $105.00 per student and supplies will be provided. Sign up by 9/4.

Sept. 9: Introduction, Tools/Supplies, Wet on wet, wet on dry painting demonstration. Intro to color wheel.

Sept. 16: Color Wheel, Black and white.    Color Schemes. Natural colors. Contrast,   Shadows and lighting. Light direction.

Sept. 23: Other mark making tools. Sponges, saran wrap masking, crayons, scoring,  Complementary colors, triad colors.

Sept. 30: Chemicals with paint. Salt, alcohol, ink. Mono printing, Triad colors really play! 

 

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Aug
26
10:30 AM10:30

Pottery Class: Wheel Throwing

Meet at Green Road Pottery (across the street from the   Senior Center) for either single session class. You will be able to make and decorate functional pottery. You will start with a ball of clay and create a cereal bowl, mug, plate, vase, or other items of your own design from throwing on the wheel. You will choose a glaze color, and your work will be  finished for you in about 4 weeks. Everything you make will be safe to use in the dishwasher, microwave, and oven. During each session you can make 1-2 items.  Cost is $30. Sign up by August 22nd as space is limited

 

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Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

Pottery Class: Hand Sculpting

Meet at Green Road Pottery (across the street from the   Senior Center) for either single session class. You will be able to make and decorate functional pottery. You will start with a ball of clay and create a cereal bowl, mug, plate, vase, or other items of your own design from hand sculpting. You will choose a glaze color, and your work will be  finished for you in about 4 weeks. Everything you make will be safe to use in the dishwasher, microwave, and oven. During each session you can make 1-2 items.  Cost is $25. Sign up by August 16th

 

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Aug
8
1:00 PM13:00

Bird House Build

The Cummins Community Involvement Team (CIT) has a long history of volunteering within the Stoughton community. The group’s goal is to improve the community through environmental, social and educational service throughout Dane County. Annually, this team is involved in a variety of local efforts from cleanups, to volunteering with the Second Harvest Food Bank and the Stoughton Food Pantry. Members also dedicate time with youth, educating and getting them excited about careers in a S.T.E.M. field. Whether it be job shadowing or Lego engine builds, the Cummins Community Involvement Team is eager to engage with students of all ages! Now the team wants to collaborate and build birdhouses for all the beautiful birds that share our community with us! You will be able to assemble a birdhouse and bring it home!  Register by August 6 by calling (608) 873-8585. Open to all!

 

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Jun
26
1:30 PM13:30

Parkinson's Group: Educational Talk on Inbrija for Off Periods

Dacy Reimer, PA from Lakeshore Neuroscience will share information on Inbrija.  Inbrija is a new inhaler therapy for off periods for people taking Carbidopa/Levodopa to treat Parkinson’s disease.  Light snacks, coffee and tea will be served. Literature on the talk is available at the Senior Center prior to the meeting.

 

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May
2
1:00 PM13:00

AARP CarFit Event

CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their  personal vehicles "fit" them.  A fit in one's car can greatly increase not only the driver's safety, but also the safety of others.  At a CarFit event, a team of trained technicians and/or health professionals work with each participant to  ensure they "fit" their vehicle properly for  maximum comfort and safety. This check takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. For more information see: www.car-fit.org. 
Reservations required; call (608) 873-8585.

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May
1
to May 17

Wisconsin Senior Games

The Wisconsin Senior Games offers competitive events for seniors fifty and older with individual events and group events from June 1-15, 2019. The events are held in Madison and the  surrounding area.

Stoughton Area Senior Center will  be hosting one of the Euchre events on Tuesday, June 4.
Registration deadline is May 17th. For details and to register see: www.wiseniorgames.org.

 

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