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Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

Music with John Solis

Welcome back to our Senior Center John Solis, who has been playing guitar and singing since he was 14 years old. He has developed a routine of sharing short and funny anecdotes about his life between songs. Come join us and just listen, or sing along with the music like The Twist from Chubby Checker, I'm A Believer from The Monkees, and Check Yes or No from George Strait.

 

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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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Nov
6
1:00 PM13:00

Entertainment: Denny Diamond

Denny has spent over 20 years traveling the country performing the songs and telling stories of the inspiration behind the music of Neil Diamond.  Not just the incredible list of hits but selections from Neil's vast library of compositions.  Songs that graced the tracks of your favorite LP's, 8-tracks and cassettes.  Sometimes joined by his son's Lucas and Spenser, he creates an intimate, engaging, dynamic experience full of music, stories, comedic banter and honest moments.

This show is a must for fans, an education to the uninitiated, this is a tribute show made with true respect for the music - and the audience.

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Dec
18
3:00 PM15:00

Jessica Michna as Mrs. Charles Dickens – "The Women of Dickens"

Charles Dickens, author, playwright, actor and social activist, was indeed a master of characters.  Many of his characters were drawn from his surroundings and life experiences. Meet Catherine Dickens, as recreated by Jessica Michna, his long suffering wife and mother of ten children. In this first person monologue, Mrs. Dickens will give the audience an unflinching look into the lives of this couple and introduce the audience to such women as; Nancy from “Oliver Twist”, Miss Havisham from “Great Expectations”, Betsey Trotwood from “David Copperfield and others.

Ms Michna appears in a period appropriate costume and will take questions from the audience following the presentation.

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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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Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

Scholarly Scoop: Wisconsin Dung Beetles

Nadine Kriska will provide an interesting talk on Wisconsin Dung Beetles.   Scarab beetles are one of the five largest families of beetles in the world (nearly 28,000 species!), and about 25% of scarabs are dung beetles. Wisconsin boasts about 60 species of dung beetles that have the often overlooked and underappreciated job of breaking down solid waste and recycling nutrients back into the ecosystem. We will take a closer look at our state’s dung beetle fauna and the different strategies they employ to carry out their role as nature’s septic systems. 

 

About the Speaker: 

This is Nadine’s 13th year in the Biology Department at UW-Whitewater. She teaches introductory courses for Bio majors and minors, departmental writing course, and upper-level Invertebrate Zoology course. She has a Master’s and Ph.D. in Entomology from UW-Madison. Nadine conducted a survey of Wisconsin scarabs for her Master’s thesis, where she developed several side projects focusing on specific dung beetle groups in the state.  She is the self-proclaimed Dung Beetle Queen of Wisconsin, although she generally loves anything with an exoskeleton and more than four legs. She enjoys sharing her passion for invertebrates with others and sparking curiosity of and appreciation for our natural world.

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Oct
3
11:30 AM11:30

Oktoberfest Celebration

Join us for a festive celebration and a delicious Oktoberfest lunch. Six-time Polka Hall of Fame award winner Mike Schneider returns for another round of Oktoberfest fun.    Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate your  Wisconsin polka heritage! Sign up for lunch by October 1st at noon. No reservations required   for the music beginning at Noon.

 

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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
30
3:00 PM15:00

Music Appreciation

All the sessions are held at the Stoughton Opera House. The sessions are free and open to the public. The Music Appreciation Series is  supported by the Stoughton Area Senior Center, a grant from the Bryant Foundation and attendees' donations.

· Mon., September 30- Soprano Shaddai Amor Solidum is a native of the Philippines and  working on her Masters in Vocal Performance at UW Madison. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Korea and her Performance Certificate from the University of the  Philippines. Her program will include Art Songs, several arias, and a selection by  Andre Previn.

 

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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
18
3:00 PM15:00

KG & The Ranger

Discovering KG & The Ranger is like turning back the pages of time. They will transport you back to the days of the dime matinees and the Silver Screen heroes like Roy Rogers, Sons of the Pioneers and Gene Autry. They are known for their creative harmony arrangements plus award-winning harmony yodeling. From familiar songs to the less well-known rare gems, they  give them all their own unique sound. We will also be serving a special dessert to celebrate National Senior Center Month. Please join us!

 

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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
13
9:30 AM09:30

Coffee with the Mayor

Join us for a discussion with Mayor Tim Swadley over coffee. 1st floor at SASC. He can  answer questions and review  issues for the City of Stoughton.  Recent discussions covered the housing on West Main, Main Street detours, the Jefferson Street Pedestrian Bridge, plans for highway 51, and the riverfront redevelopment.

 

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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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Sep
4
1:30 PM13:30

Jessica Michna as Cordelia Harvey: “Angel in a Gray Bonnet”

Cordelia Perrine Harvey came to Wisconsin as a young school mistress. She would meet and marry Louis Harvey,  who would rise to the governorship of  Wisconsin. Cordelia’s  life unraveled when she was widowed after less than three months in the Governor’s Mansion. Her husband’s tragic drowning left Cordelia rudderless and without a purpose. She would set aside her grief to  become the healing angel of a nation wracked by civil war. Some consider her the mother of the modern Veteran's Administration.

 

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Aug
28
10:30 AM10:30

Brewers Outing

Game begins at 1:10 PM

Help us cheer on the Brewers when they play the Saint Louis Cardinals. Sign up at the reception desk to reserve your seat in section 108. The cost for the ticket and coach bus from the Senior Center is $55 per person and is non-refundable.   Registration and payment must be made by  August 1.

 

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