List of Upcoming Special Events  (printable; opens as pdf)
updated 3/13//2018

Upcoming events

    • September 14, 2018
    • May 24, 2019
    • 17 sessions
    Breakfast 
    Get-Togethers
    On
    2nd and 4th Fridays
     Campus and East Side

     

    Make new friends, meet new PLATO members and folks there for a cup of coffee. 


    2nd Friday @ The University Club, "on the Library Mall"

    and 

    4th Friday @ Elie's Family Restaurant  


    2nd Friday at University Club: 


    Campus Breakfast at University Club on "UW's Library Mall":

    • Day: Meets on second Friday of each month. 
    • Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
    • Breakfast Menu and hours
    • Place: University CLub, 803 State Street, "on Library Mall"
    • Parking: Parking available under Helen C. White and the City's  Lake Street public ramp.
    • Organizer: Sharon Scrattish
    • RSVP or Questions?: Let Sharon know you're coming the day before the breakfast by email or phone (sscratti@gmail.com or 608 280 8050)
    • Location of University Ckub: 
    803 State St, Madison, WI 53703
    On the Library Mall

    Questions? Sharon's contact information is:  sscratti@gmail.

    com or 608 280 8050


    4th Friday @ Elie's Family Restaurant  

    Eastside Breakfast at Elie's Family Restaurant:

    • Day: Meets on fourth Friday of each month. 
    • Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
    • Place: Elie's Family Restaurant:  Breakfast Menu
    • Organizer: Sharon Scrattish
    • RSVP: Let Sharon knowyou're coming by email or phone, below.
    • Location of Elie's Family Restaurant: 
          Lake Edge Shopping Center
          4012 Monona Drive
          Madison, WI 53716
           (608) 223-2040


    Questions? Sharon's contact information is:  sscratti@gmail.

    com or 608 280 8050




     


    • October 31, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 3101 County Highway JG Mt. Horeb, WI 53572
    • 11
    Register

    No charge 

    "Walks of Dane County"Walk

    Please register for the walk so we can send you reminders and last minute change


    Stewart Lake County Park




    The Walk

    Stewart Park is located ion the edge of the Village of Mt. Horeb.  We'll meet at the shelter parking lot above the dam. We'll walk the trails through the woods and overlooking Stewart lake. Our walk will continue over an earthen dam across the Moen Creek, built in 1935. 

    A member of the Friends of Stewart Park will introduce us to the social and cultural history of the park.  

    Brunch at Schubert's Bakery

    Following our walk we'll have brunch at Schubert's Bakery.  This charming restaurant with its original tin ceilings, cozy wood booths, checkered floor, and old-fashioned soda fountain has become a local institution, where people travel from miles around for a wonderful meal and a taste of Schubert’s famous Swedish Rye Bread, Norwegian Lefse, Rosettes, Fry-cakes and other traditional favorites.

    Stewart Lake County Park

    Stewart Lake County Park was established in 1935, making it the first County Park in Dane County. Within this 191-acre park is shimmering Stewart Lake, an artificial lake on spring-fed tributary of Moen Creek. The lake offers a challenge for trout and bass fishing. Recreational facilities include picnic shelters, play equipment, hiking trails, and a beach area (no lifeguard on duty).  Please note that gas motors are not allowed on Stewart Lake (electric motors are permitted). Stewart Lake County Park can be reached by traveling north on County Highway JG from Main Street in the Village of Mt. Horeb.

    Trailhead and Parking Instructions

    3101 County Highway JG
    Mt. Horeb, WI 53572
    Get Directions

    • November 08, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center


    Registration is not required.

    This lecture is FREE to the general public. 


    The Power to Change Lives

    Emily Auerbach 




    About our Topic: The Power to Change Lives:

    Using short videos and featuring presentations by graduates of the Odyssey Project, Emily Auerbach will share exciting new developments in the Odyssey Project, including Odyssey Junior, Onward Odyssey, and Odyssey behind Bars. Graduates of this innovative program have moved from homelessness to UW master's degrees, from incarceration to meaningful work in the community. Find out how PLATO has helped make this program possible and new ways you can get involved.

    About our Speaker:

    Emily Auerbach is an award-winning  Professor of English at the UW-Madison, co-host of University of the  Air for Wisconsin Public Radio, author of Searching for Jane Austen, and Director of the UW Odyssey Project for the past 16 years.


    Lecture Location:

    Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center  
    6205 Mineral Point Road    
    Madison, Wisconsin 53705    

    608-230-4427  
    www.oakwoodvillage.net  

     

    Parking Instructions: 

    Free parking is available in designated spaces at Oakwood Village - University Woods outdoors & underground. 

    To access underground parking:

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


    Questions?   Contact information: Tim Otis, tierneyotis@gmail.com.

    • November 09, 2018
    • Spring Green, Wisconsin
    • 0
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    Engaging Shaw @ American Players Theatre
    Touchstone Theatre
    Friday, November 9

    Join us Friday, November 9th, for our final American Players Theatre (APT) play of the season, Engaging Shaw, by John Morogiello.

    Directed by David Frank

    With excerpts from Bernard Shaw

    Featuring: Tracy Michelle Arnold, Gavin Lawrence, Colleen Madden, James Ridge

    Synopsis: George Bernard Shaw is well known for his writing, wit and commitment to social justice. But in his time, he was also known for being an unrepentant philanderer. His aversion to marriage was so strong that he clung to it even in the face of the clever and charismatic Charlotte Payne-Townshend, who is clearly more than a match for him. Urged on by their friends Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the two would-be lovers trade witty barbs as they form a close friendship. The question at the center of this charming, romantic comedy is whether or not they’ll ever admit how close that friendship is.

    For more information on the play, see APT's Engaging Shaw website. You can also listen to an engaging (no pun intended) interview as Orange Schroeder talks with director David Frank in APT's Talkbacks to Go.

    Estimated Run Time:  3 hours, including one intermission (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Engaging Shaw will be staged in APT's 201-seat indoor Touchstone Theatre. It's about a 5-minute stroll from the parking lot, up a gentle slope. (There is a shuttle available if you prefer to ride.) The path leads through the prairie to a beautiful, modern, intimate and climate controlled facility. Once inside, you'll find a gift shop, concession stand and rest rooms - the same amenities as the Hill Theatre (but to slightly smaller scale). More information about this theater.


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

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

    LUNCH is included at The Old Feed Mill in Mazomanie

    A soup and sandwich buffet lunch at the Old Feed Mill is included in your registration fee. A dessert and non-alcoholic beverages are also included. There are no lunch options at APT in November.

    Itinerary

    Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive 15 minutes early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Spring Green on time to begin our adventure.

    • Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.
    • Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.

    Leave Madison - Please arrive 15 minutes before departure

    9:10 AM Bus arrives East Towne Sears (boarding across from Culver’s, west of Lamppost 10)

    9:30 AM Bus departs East Towne Sears

    9:50 AM Bus departs Capitol Lakes

    10:10 AM Bus departs Oakwood University Woods for Mazomanie (or sooner, if everyone is aboard)

    In Mazomanie

    10:50 AM Bus arrives at The Old Feed Mill

    12:00 PM Bus leaves The Old Feed Mill

    In Spring Green

    12:20 PM Bus arrives at American Players Theatre. 

    If using the shuttle, allow time for boarding--the route is short, but the bus may be small.

    1:00 PM Engaging Shaw performance begins

    4:00 PM Engaging Shaw performance ends. Begin bus boarding for return to Madison. There will be adequate time for walking/shuttle and restroom use.

    4:30 PM Bus departs for Madison (or sooner, if everyone is aboard)

    Arrive Madison (Estimated)

    5:30 PM Return to Oakwood University Oaks

    5:50 PM Return to Capitol Lakes

    6:10 PM Return to East Towne Sears

    Engaging Shaw PLATO Mail-in Registration Form (including instructions)

    For further information: Contact Engaging Shaw theater trip organizers:

    • November 13, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center


    Registration is not required.

    This lecture is FREE to the general public.

    Free Parking. 


    Dr. Dennis Dresang will present:

    Midterm Elections Results and Implications for Wisconsin and the Nation



    Lecture Description

    You are invited to join Dennis Dressang's Class a week following the midterm elections.  Dennis will summarize national and statewide election results and then field your questions.

    What are the likely implications for the State and the Nation?  What will happen to air and water quality protection, health care , immigration? What might the results portend for 2020 elections?





    Dennis L. Dresang

    Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs and Political Science

    Professor Dennis Dresang is Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs and Political Science and founding director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs. His research focuses on state politics, public personnel management, and community issues. He has contributed to public service in a variety of ways: directing a research and public service seminar of La Follette School students examining community health issues and youth violence, chairing two major gubernatorial task forces, and serving on numerous tribal and local government commissions on human resource management issues. He was research director for a policy initiative of Wisconsin's lieutenant governor to improve the status of women, and he was director of the Center for Wisconsin State, Local, and Tribal Governance during its operation from 1993-2008. For his research and public service on pay equity, he received distinguished service awards from the Women's Political Caucus and the Wisconsin Equal Rights Council. Professor Dresang serves as a volunteer instructor in a university program for senior citizens.

    Professor Dresang is co-author of Politics and Policy in American States and Communities, 7th edition; author of Public Personnel Management and Public Policy, 6th edition; and author of Public Administration, 8th edition. His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, International Organization, Public Personnel Management, and Journal of Public Personnel Administration.

    Professor Dresang is completing a biography of Governor Patrick J. Lucey.

    He received his doctorate in Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles.


    Location & Parking Instructions: 

    Lecture Location:

    Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center  
    6205 Mineral Point Road    
    Madison, Wisconsin 53705    

    608-230-4427  
    www.oakwoodvillage.net  

     
    Free parking is available in designated spaces at Oakwood Village - University Woods outdoors & underground. 

    To access underground parking:

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


    Questions?   Contact information: Suzy Griffiths, ssgriffths@gmail.com or 608 233-5592.


    • November 14, 2018
    • Chicago
    • 0
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    PLATO Scheduling Note: Registration is limited to the those on the December 7, 2016 Hamilton Trip Wait List, currently totaling 195 members and guests. Hamilton officials have authorized 60 tickets for our use on this trip.

    A special registration code will issued to those authorized from the wait list to register.

    As soon as, future large group Hamilton tickets become available, we will schedule additional trips to serve the wait list people first, before offering new Hamilton trips to the PLATO membership. 

    Hamilton Chicago Cast

    Photo Credit: Chris De'Sean Lee & HAMILTON Company - HAMILTON (c) Joan Marcus 2016

    HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now.

    Hamilton Chicago Reviews: Highly Recommended (Based upon 19 Reviews)


    The CIBC Theatre was opened on New Year’s Day in 1906 as the Majestic Theatre. The architects of the venue were Edmund R. Krause and George L. and Cornelius Rapp, and it was the first venue in Chicago to cost over one million dollars. The Majestic Building, the tallest building in Chicago when it was first built, became a Chicago landmark, and the theatre instantly became a popular destination for vaudeville acts.

    In the 1920s, it became part of the famous Orpheum Circuit and host to legendary luminaries Harry Houdini and Lily Langtry. In 1932, during the Great Depression, the Majestic closed its doors and remained empty for 15 years. In 1945, the theatre was purchased by the Shubert Organization and reopened as the Sam Shubert Theatre. The venue was restored and redecorated, although much of the original design was retained. The Shubert stage became home to an astounding array of classic plays and musicals such as CAROUSEL, SOUTH PACIFIC, GUYS AND DOLLS, THE KING AND I, MY FAIR LADY and A CHORUS LINE. In 1991, the Nederlander Organization purchased the Majestic Building from the Shubert Organization. The Shubert continued to host a wide array of quality theatrical productions, including the Chicago premiere of RENT, CHICAGO—THE MUSICAL, CABARET and the Pre-Broadway engagements of THE GOODBYE GIRL and Julie Andrews in VICTOR/VICTORIA.

    Since the formation of Broadway In Chicago in 2000, the rich history of exceptional entertainment has continued with the Pre-Broadway World Premieres of Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s MOVIN’ OUT and MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT. In 2005, the theatre closed for a glorious multi-million dollar restoration and was reopened in May 2006 as the LaSalle Bank Theatre, and later the Bank of America Theatre in 2008. Since that time, the venue has hosted the long run of the musical phenomenon JERSEY BOYS, the Pre-Broadway World Premiere KINKY BOOTS, and the Broadway Blockbuster THE BOOK OF MORMON.

    At a press conference on December 8, 2015, Broadway In Chicago and CIBC announced a dynamic partnership that is committed to bring the best of Broadway to our Chicago Theatre District. The CIBC Theatre officially opened with the production of CABARET, on Tuesday, February 9, and is now the new home of Broadway’s biggest hit, HAMILTON.

    Seating Chart (Our seats will be in the lower Mezzanine, Rows B-H)

    11:00 AM - 1:30 PM 
    Free Time for Lunch on Your Own*, Visiting the Art Institute (AIC) and Exploring
    Many Nearby Restaurants From Which to Choose (See Restaurants Map)
    Just a Short Walk from AIC to CIBC Theatre (See Walking Map)

    *Group Lunch Option is available to those who want to register, but may be hesitant...not knowing anyone and uncomfortable eating alone. The group option lunch addresses this concern and is a good way to make new theater trip friends. Just answer "Yes" to Group Lunch questions on the registration form and we will take care of the rest. Restaurant to be determined.


    ~  ~  ~   Hamilton Itinerary  ~  ~ ~        

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

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

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

    Depart Madison

    7:15 AM        Begin bus boarding at Oakwood Village University Woods

    7:40 AM        Bus arrives at Capitol Lakes for boarding.

    7:55 AM        Bus arrives at East Towne Sears for boarding.

    8:10 AM         Bus departs for Chicago (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard     

    In Chicago

     11:00 AM       Arrive at Art Institute of Chicago

    11:15 AM       Arrive at CIBC Theatre

    12:45 PM        Return Pick up at Art Institute

    1:00 PM          Arrive at CIBC Theatre

    1:30 PM          Hamilton performance begins

    4:15 PM          Hamilton performance ends and bus boarding begins

    4:45 PM         (Est) Depart from CIBC Theatre (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)

    Return to Madison (Estimated)

    8:15 PM      East Towne Sears

    8:30 PM      Capitol Lakes

    8:45 PM     Oakwood Village University Oaks

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

    The CIBC Theatre Mezzanine is handicap accessible for the most part. Each outer wall has handrail support for ascending and descending the seating area. However, there are gaps in some portions. Exercise caution. Ask for assistance from fellow group members in getting to your seat if you need it.


    Hamilton 2016 Wait List 2 Theater Trip Mail-in Registration Form (including instructions)

    For further information, contact Hamilton 2016 Wait List 1 theater trip organizer, Bob Blitzke, bblitzke@gmail.com and 608-271-7741


                                                                                                                                        



     



     

     

     

    • November 16, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Fluno Center First Floor Dining Room, 601 University Avenue, Madison
    • 24
    Register


    PLATO Lunch Group prior to Global Hotspots

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

    Following lunch, we will proceed to the Lecture Hall to attend the Global Hotspots Lecture, also on the first floor, across from the restaurant.  Most lectures are very popular and fill up the auditorium by 1:15 pm.  Please allow enough time to find seating.

    To participate in the PLATO Lunch Group you must register online by Wednesday noon, prior to the lecture. (Or sign-up by emailing: AdrienneBorisyGross@gmail.com or phone 608-231-1910 (use: "April. 27 Lunch Group" as your Subject)

    REMINDER: Global Hotspots Lectures are offered by the Alumni Association and not PLATO and require a registration to ensure seating.  Sign-up through the UW Alumni Association:  http://www.uwalumni.com/calendar/

    • November 16, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Fluno Center Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715

    Global Hot Spots Series

    Dig in to today’s hottest issues with UW faculty experts for thought-provoking discussions about what’s happening in the world — from politics, global health, and economics to human rights, the environment, and more.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the UW’s top experts!

    Topic: “Human Trafficking and Slavery in Japan”

    About the Talk

    It was her work with a UW staff member that ignited her passion for social justice and the nonprofit world. As a student employee under the leadership of Rick Brooks, an outreach program manager in UW’s Division of Continuing Studies, Fujiwara gained experience in the field of health promotion, and helped organize a study-abroad experience to Sri Lanka, where she and about 15 other UW-Madison students performed community service.

    Upon graduation in 2003, Fujiwara accepted a year-long fellowship with the Polaris Project, based in Washington, D.C. where she learned more about the anti-human trafficking movement.

    It’s estimated that human trafficking is the third-largest criminal industry in the world. Most victims of human trafficking are women and children, and the crimes often include sexual exploitation.

    Victims of trafficking are often threatened or intimidated. Fujiwara says the Project’s foremost challenge is to help victims realize the danger of their situation, and then offer them support and empower them to change. The Project organizes campaigns to raise community awareness, and works with the public and law enforcement to help people recognize survivors and fight human trafficking.

    According to Fujiwara, Japan’s $84 billion dollar adult entertainment industry continues to grow, but sex is widely considered a taboo subject for discussion. As a result, she finds that people are surprised to learn the extent of the problem of human trafficking. This part of Japanese culture also makes it difficult to raise funds and advance the anti-human trafficking movement, she said.

    “It’s very hard to bring a lot of people out to advocate, unlike in the States,” she said.

    About the Speaker:  Shihoko Fujiwara ’03 (alumna from Japan)

    2008 Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree

    Shihoko Fujiwara ’03 is a crimefighter.

    From her office in Tokyo, Japan, she leads a charge to rescue victims of human trafficking — a form of modern-day slavery that exploits hundreds of thousands of victims worldwide, mostly women and children.

    “Our mission is to end this slave-like situation of the people,” she says. “We rescue them from an exploitative situation and empower them to start a new life.”

    Fujiwara grew up on the northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido in the city of Ikeda, which she describes as “a lot like Madison.” The oldest of three, Fujiwara remembers being a curious child, less focused than her sister, Sachiko, or her brother, Ryota. With the support of her mother, Keiko, and her father, Tomoki, she dabbled in varied interests — learning mathematics, playing the piano — whenever she had the chance.

    Registration for the Lecture

    Registration prior to the lecture is strongly recommended, click here,


    Registration for the PLATO Luncheon (11:30 am to 1:15 pm)

    PLATO has organized a luncheon at the Fluno Center prior to the Global Hotspots Lecture.  To find out more and to register, please click on Luncheon.

    Parking

    Public parking is available in the Fluno Center garage (Lot 83) at 314 N. Frances Street, in Lot 46 at 301 N. Lake Street, or in the Lake Street ramp at 415 N. Lake Street.


    Questions? 

    Contact Jordan Langer at jordan.langer@supportuw.org or 608-308-5430.

    Global Hot Spots digs into today’s hottest issues with UW faculty experts for thought-provoking discussions about what’s happening in the world — from politics, global health, and economics to human rights, the environment, and more.


    Global Hot Spots Collection

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

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





       


       

    Global Hot Spots Collection

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

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

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

    Global Hot Spots Collection

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

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

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf
    • December 05, 2018
    • Milwaukee
    • 18
    Register

    Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

    Milwaukee Rep - Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon

    Directed by Kimberly Senior

    A CONTEMPORARY HIT BASED ON A CLASSIC

    Spend the holiday season with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy.

    Synopsis: In this clever and charming sequel to Jane Austen’s masterwork written by the most produced playwright in America in 2017, the bookish and oft-forgotten middle child of the Bennet family finally has her day. An unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence and the chance to be the heroine of her own story. Told with exceptional modern wit and dazzling period style, this romantic comedy will delight Austen aficionados and newcomers alike.

    Estimated Run Time: Two hours and 20 minutes including one intermission (1:30 PM - 3:50 PM)

    Learn more by visiting the Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley website regarding the cast, video clips of cast performances, interviews & rehearsals, and all the latest news as opening day (November 13th) draws near.

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

    The Quadracci Powerhouse Theater is handicapped accessible. There is handrail support on each row as you descend and ascend the aisle.

    Rep-in-Depth:  An optional, but highly recommended, lively and informative 30-minute pre-talk which starts 45 minutes before every performance in the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater and runs from 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM. It is free and you can drop in any time during the course of the talk.

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

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

    LUNCH is on your own*

    Our bus will make two neighborhood lunch stops:

    First, at Milwaukee Public Market for the Historic Third Ward, and second, at the Milwaukee Rep for downtown areas surrounding the theater.

    *Group Lunch Option is available to those who want to register, but may be hesitant...not knowing anyone and uncomfortable eating alone. The group option lunch addresses this concern and is a good way to make new theater trip friends. Just answer "Yes" to Group Lunch questions on the registration form and we will take care of the rest. Restaurant to be determined.

    Milwaukee Public Market (11:00 AM)

    Our first stop will be at the Milwaukee Public Market containing eight distinctive eateries.

    Milwaukee Public Market Interior

    There are many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose. A list of past PLATO theater trip participants' Third Ward restaurant recommendations, including websites and map, will be provided.

    Historic Third Ward Guide

    Historic Third Ward Official Restaurant List

    Historic Third Ward Official Shopping List

    Milwaukee Rep (11:15 AM)

    Milwaukee Rep

    There are a number of restaurants near the Milwaukee Rep located on both sides of the Milwaukee River and between the Milwaukee Public Market and the Milwaukee Rep all within easy walking distance. 

    A list of the Milwaukee Rep restaurant recommendations from past PLATO theater trip participants, including websites and map, will be provided.

    Itinerary

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

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

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

    Leave Madison

    8:45 AM Bus departs Oakwood University Woods

    9:05 AM Bus departs Capitol Lakes

    9:25 AM Bus departs East Towne Sears for Milwaukee (or sooner if everyone is aboard)

    In Milwaukee

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

    11:15 AM Arrive Milwaukee Rep Wells St. entrance for nearby downtown restaurants

    12:25 PM Bus returns to Milwaukee Public Market for those who need a ride to the Rep-in-Depth pre-talk and would rather not walk the five blocks to the Milwaukee Rep.

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

    1:30 PM Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley performance begins

    3:50 PM Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley performance ends

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

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

    Arrive Madison (Estimated)

    5:45 PM Bus returns to East Towne Sears

    6:00 PM Bus returns to Capitol Lakes

    6:15 PM Bus returns to Oakwood University Oaks

    Miss Bennet PLATO Mail-in Registration Form (including instructions)

    For further information: Contact Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley theater trip organizer, Jean Kasten, jeankasten@yahoo.com, 608-358-5448, and Tammy Albrecht, tbirdalbrecht@gmail.com, 608-449-0401.

    • December 07, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Fluno Center First Floor Dining Room, 601 University Avenue, Madison
    • 24
    Register


    PLATO Lunch Group prior to Global Hotspots

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

    Following lunch, we will proceed to the Lecture Hall to attend the Global Hotspots Lecture, also on the first floor, across from the restaurant.  Most lectures are very popular and fill up the auditorium by 1:15 pm.  Please allow enough time to find seating.

    To participate in the PLATO Lunch Group you must register online by Wednesday noon, prior to the lecture. (Or sign-up by emailing: AdrienneBorisyGross@gmail.com or phone 608-231-1910 (use: "April. 27 Lunch Group" as your Subject)

    REMINDER: Global Hotspots Lectures are offered by the Alumni Association and not PLATO and require a registration to ensure seating.  Sign-up through the UW Alumni Association:  http://www.uwalumni.com/calendar/

    • December 07, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Fluno Center Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715

    Global Hot Spots Series

    Dig in to today’s hottest issues with UW faculty experts for thought-provoking discussions about what’s happening in the world — from politics, global health, and economics to human rights, the environment, and more.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the UW’s top experts!

    Topic“What Role for Nuclear Energy?”

     

    About the Speaker:  Dr. Paul Wilson

    Paul Philip Hood Wilson (born October 13, 1971) is the Grainger Professor of Nuclear Engineering in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a prominent nuclear energy communicator, and advocate of modern computational science practices. He is well known for leading the production of the computational nuclear engineering toolkits. He is also the founding president of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear and is the Faculty Director of the Advanced Computing Initiative (ACI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


    Registration for the Lecture

    Global Hot Spots registration information can be found here.


    Registration for the PLATO Luncheon (11:30 am to 1:15 pm) 

    PLATO has organized a luncheon at the Fluno Center prior to the Global Hotspots Lecture.  To find out more and to register, please click on Luncheon.

    Parking

    Public parking is available in the Fluno Center garage (Lot 83) at 314 N. Frances Street, in Lot 46 at 301 N. Lake Street, or in the Lake Street ramp at 415 N. Lake Street.


    Questions? 

    Contact Jordan Langer at jordan.langer@supportuw.org or 608-308-5430.

    Global Hot Spots digs into today’s hottest issues with UW faculty experts for thought-provoking discussions about what’s happening in the world — from politics, global health, and economics to human rights, the environment, and more.


    Global Hot Spots Collection

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

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





       


       

    Global Hot Spots Collection

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

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

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

    Global Hot Spots Collection

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

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

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf
    • January 13, 2019
    • Milwaukee
    • 48
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    Start the New Year right with this Energy-Filled Music Revue! Hop aboard the Chattanooga Choo Choo and travel across 1930s and 1940s America and let its music wash over you. Featuring five triple threat actor/musician/dancers, The All Night Strut! takes you on a musical journey through hits from the 1930s and 1940s from some of the greats including Duke Ellington, Frank Loesser and the Gershwins. From the funky jive of Harlem, to the romance of the Stage Door Canteen, it’s filled with jazz, blues, bebop and American songbook standards such as “Minnie The Moocher,”“In The Mood,” “Fascinatin’ Rhythm,”“I’ll Be Seeing You,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing,” and “White Cliffs of Dover. Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Fran Charnas. Musical Arrangements by Tom Fitt, Gil Lieb and Dick Schermesser. Additional Orchestration by Corey Allen. Directed by JC Clementz. Executive Producers: Bob Balderson and Beth & Pete Gottsacker. Learn more by visiting The All Night Strut webpage  regarding the cast, video clips of cast performances, interviews & rehearsals, and all the latest news as opening day (November 9) draws near.

    The All Night Strut will be staged in the intimate Stackner Cabaret. Information including photos about this unique theater venue.

    The Stackner Cabaret is handicapped accessible to the main level and chairs. Most of our seating will be on staggered tables and chairs set on platform deck flooring that are an easy, shallow step-down/step-up between levels of tables and chairs. The backs of the chairs provide good step-down/step-up support.

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

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

    11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

    Free Time for Lunch, Shopping & Exploring
    LUNCH is on your own*
    *Group Lunch Option is available to those who want to register, but may be hesitant...not knowing anyone and uncomfortable eating alone. The group option lunch addresses  this concern and is a good way to make new theater trip friends. Just answer "Yes"  to Group Lunch questions on the registration form. We will be enjoying Sunday Brunch at the Water Street Brewery.

    Milwaukee Schedule

    11:30 AM - Arrives at Milwaukee Rep, Kilbourn Street entrance 

    Group Lunch participants will be dining at the Kil@Wat Restaurant located on the second floor of the Intercontinental Hotel.

    There are a number of restaurants within easy walking distance of the Milwaukee Rep located on both sides of the Milwaukee River and between the Milwaukee Public Market and the Milwaukee Rep. 

    11:45 AM - Arrives at Milwaukee Public Market


    There are nine unique eateries contained within the Milwaukee Public Market.

    There are also many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose. 

    Historic Third Ward Guide

    Historic Third Ward Official Restaurant List

    Historic Third Ward Official Shopping List

    1:00 PM Stackner Cabaret Restaurant opens Pre-matinee Anytime Menu available plus dessert list and full bar service. (Great Bloody Mary options) 

    Tip: Enjoy lunch at another restaurant and return early for dessert and coffee at the Stackner Cabaret.

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


    Trip Itinerary

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

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

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

    Leave Madison

    9:00 AM      Bus arrives at Oakwood University Woods for boarding.

    9:25 AM Arrives at Capitol Lakes

    9:45 AM    Arrives at East Towne Sears

    10:00 AM     Departs for Milwaukee (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)

    In Milwaukee

    11:30 AM     Arrive Milwaukee Rep Kilbourn St. entrance for nearby downtown restaurants

    11:45 AM Arrive Milwaukee Public Market for Third Ward restaurants

    1:00 PM Stackner Cabaret opens

    1:25 PM Return to Milwaukee Public Market for those who need a ride to the Stackner Cabaret and would rather not walk the five blocks to the Milwaukee Rep.

    2:00 PM      The All Night Strut performance begins

    4:00 PM      The All Night Strut performance ends

    4:00 PM - 4:20 PM Board bus for return to Madison. There will be adequate time for coat check retrieval and restroom use

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

    Arrive Madison (Estimated)

    5:50 PM      Return to East Towne Sears

    6:05 PM     Return to Capitol Lakes

    6:25 PM     Return to Oakwood University Oaks

    The All Night Strut Theater Trip Mail-in Registration Form includes payment and mailing instructions.

    For further information, contact The All Night Strut theater trip organizer, Lynne Stapleton, lmastapleton@gmail.com and 920-850-0891.        

                        
    • April 17, 2019
    • Chicago
    • 34
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    PLATO Scheduling Note: Registration is limited to the those on the December 7, 2016 Hamilton Trip Wait List, currently totaling 135 members and guests. Hamilton officials have authorized 56 tickets for our use on this trip.

    A special registration code will issued to those authorized from the wait list to register.

    As soon as, future large group Hamilton tickets become available, we will schedule additional trips to serve the wait list people first, before offering new Hamilton trips to the PLATO membership. 

    Hamilton Chicago Cast

    Photo Credit: Chris De'Sean Lee & HAMILTON Company - HAMILTON (c) Joan Marcus 2016

    HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now.

    Hamilton Chicago Reviews: Highly Recommended (Based upon 19 Reviews)


    The CIBC Theatre was opened on New Year’s Day in 1906 as the Majestic Theatre. The architects of the venue were Edmund R. Krause and George L. and Cornelius Rapp, and it was the first venue in Chicago to cost over one million dollars. The Majestic Building, the tallest building in Chicago when it was first built, became a Chicago landmark, and the theatre instantly became a popular destination for vaudeville acts.

    In the 1920s, it became part of the famous Orpheum Circuit and host to legendary luminaries Harry Houdini and Lily Langtry. In 1932, during the Great Depression, the Majestic closed its doors and remained empty for 15 years. In 1945, the theatre was purchased by the Shubert Organization and reopened as the Sam Shubert Theatre. The venue was restored and redecorated, although much of the original design was retained. The Shubert stage became home to an astounding array of classic plays and musicals such as CAROUSEL, SOUTH PACIFIC, GUYS AND DOLLS, THE KING AND I, MY FAIR LADY and A CHORUS LINE. In 1991, the Nederlander Organization purchased the Majestic Building from the Shubert Organization. The Shubert continued to host a wide array of quality theatrical productions, including the Chicago premiere of RENT, CHICAGO—THE MUSICAL, CABARET and the Pre-Broadway engagements of THE GOODBYE GIRL and Julie Andrews in VICTOR/VICTORIA.

    Since the formation of Broadway In Chicago in 2000, the rich history of exceptional entertainment has continued with the Pre-Broadway World Premieres of Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s MOVIN’ OUT and MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT. In 2005, the theatre closed for a glorious multi-million dollar restoration and was reopened in May 2006 as the LaSalle Bank Theatre, and later the Bank of America Theatre in 2008. Since that time, the venue has hosted the long run of the musical phenomenon JERSEY BOYS, the Pre-Broadway World Premiere KINKY BOOTS, and the Broadway Blockbuster THE BOOK OF MORMON.

    At a press conference on December 8, 2015, Broadway In Chicago and CIBC announced a dynamic partnership that is committed to bring the best of Broadway to our Chicago Theatre District. The CIBC Theatre officially opened with the production of CABARET, on Tuesday, February 9, and is now the new home of Broadway’s biggest hit, HAMILTON.

    Seating Chart (Our seats will be in the lower Mezzanine, Rows B-H)

    11:00 AM - 1:30 PM 
    Free Time for Lunch on Your Own*, Visiting the Art Institute (AIC) and Exploring
    Many Nearby Restaurants From Which to Choose (See Restaurants Map)
    Just a Short Walk from AIC to CIBC Theatre (See Walking Map)

    *Group Lunch Option is available to those who want to register, but may be hesitant...not knowing anyone and uncomfortable eating alone. The group option lunch addresses this concern and is a good way to make new theater trip friends. Just answer "Yes" to Group Lunch questions on the registration form and we will take care of the rest. Our group lunch will be held in the Lockwood Restaurant located on the 2nd floor of the Palmer House, near the CIBC Theatre.


    ~  ~  ~   Hamilton Itinerary  ~  ~ ~        

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

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

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

    Depart Madison

    7:15 AM        Begin bus boarding at Oakwood Village University Woods

    7:40 AM        Bus arrives at Capitol Lakes for boarding.

    7:55 AM        Bus arrives at East Towne Sears for boarding.

    8:10 AM         Bus departs for Chicago (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard     

    In Chicago

     11:00 AM       Arrive at Art Institute of Chicago

    11:15 AM       Arrive at CIBC Theatre

    12:45 PM        Return Pick up at Art Institute

    1:00 PM          Arrive at CIBC Theatre

    1:30 PM          Hamilton performance begins

    4:15 PM          Hamilton performance ends and bus boarding begins

    4:45 PM         (Est) Depart from CIBC Theatre (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)

    Return to Madison (Estimated)

    8:15 PM      East Towne Sears

    8:30 PM      Capitol Lakes

    8:45 PM     Oakwood Village University Oaks

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

    The CIBC Theatre Mezzanine is handicap accessible for the most part. Each outer wall has handrail support for ascending and descending the seating area. However, there are gaps in some portions. Exercise caution. Ask for assistance from fellow group members in getting to your seat if you need it.


    Hamilton 2016 Wait List 3 Theater Trip Mail-in Registration Form (including instructions)

    For further information, contact Hamilton 2016 Wait List 3 theater trip organizer, Bob Blitzke, bblitzke@gmail.com and 608-271-7741


                                                                                                                                        



     



     

     

     

Past events

October 17, 2018 Lecture: "Midterm Elections 2018: Wisconsin and the Nation."
October 14, 2018 Walk: Olin Park, Turville Point Conservation Park
October 10, 2018 In The Heights @ Milwaukee Rep Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
October 03, 2018 Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
September 26, 2018 Walk: Lakeshore Nature Preserve: Effigy Mounds and Bird Migration
September 20, 2018 PLATO Fall Open House
September 16, 2018 Songs for Nobodies @ Milwaukee Rep Stackner Cabaret
September 14, 2018 Global Hot Spots: “Global Health in Obstetrics & Gynecology: Engagement, Outreach, and Opportunities”
September 14, 2018 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
September 12, 2018 Volunteer Cafe: Madison-area Urban Ministry
September 08, 2018 Indian Summer Festival and Pow Wow 2018 Field Trip
September 05, 2018 Lecture: “The Science of the Origin of Life”
August 29, 2018 John Singer Sargent & Chicago's Gilded Age Exhibition @ Art Institute of Chicago
August 28, 2018 Walk: Schumacher Farm Park
August 14, 2018 Born Yesterday @ American Players Theatre
August 13, 2018 Walk: Edna Taylor Conservancy & Aldo Leopold Nature Center
July 25, 2018 Walk: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
July 13, 2018 Sculpture Milwaukee and Bastille Days Festival
July 12, 2018 PLATO Theater Enthusiasts Social and Study Gathering
July 11, 2018 As You Like It @ American Players Theatre
July 09, 2018 Walk: Indian Lake County Park
June 19, 2018 Walk: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
June 14, 2018 PLATO Theater Enthusiasts Social and Study Gathering
June 13, 2018 Hamilton 2016 Wait List Theater Trip 1 @ CIBC Theatre, Chicago
June 10, 2018 Buried Child @ Writers Theatre
June 10, 2018 Halim Time & Glass Museum/Bahá'í Temple Field Trip - Evanston/Wilmette
June 08, 2018 PLATO Breakfast Get-Togethers
June 06, 2018 Walk the (new) Lower Yahara River Trail
May 29, 2018 2018 PLATO Annual Meeting & Buffet Lunch
May 23, 2018 Importance of Early Childhood Learning and Its Influence on Success Throughout Life
May 20, 2018 Always...Patsy Cline @ Milwaukee Rep Stackner Cabaret
May 10, 2018 PLATO Theater Enthusiasts Social and Study Gathering
May 10, 2018 Volunteer Cafe - May 10, 2018
May 09, 2018 Jesus Christ Superstar @ Lyric Opera of Chicago
May 09, 2018 PLATO is the Most Powerful Organization in Dane County
May 08, 2018 Lecture: History and Future of Patrick Marsh Wildlife Area
May 07, 2018 A Walk around Patrick Marsh Wildlife Area
May 03, 2018 Walking the Parks and Trails of Dane County
April 27, 2018 Global Hot Spots: “American Foreign Policy in an Age of Nationalist Sentiment”
April 27, 2018 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
April 18, 2018 Doubt: A Parable @ Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Cabot Theatre
April 17, 2018 Lecture: "Well-being and Resilience in Aging"
April 13, 2018 Art in Bloom 2018 @ Milwaukee Art Museum
April 08, 2018 Pullman Historic District Tour - Chicago
April 08, 2018 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner @ Court Theater, University of Chicago
March 23, 2018 Global Hot Spots: “Science and Fake News”
March 23, 2018 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
March 14, 2018 One House Over @ Milwaukee Rep Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
March 07, 2018 Clearing Misconceptions About ISLAM & Current Community Challenges
February 21, 2018 PLATO Spring Open House
February 18, 2018 Black Pearl Sings @ Milwaukee Rep Stackner Cabaret
February 16, 2018 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
February 14, 2018 Victorian's Secrets: The Revealing History of Women's Underwear
February 08, 2018 PLATO Theater Enthusiasts Social and Study @ Smitty's Study Pub
January 30, 2018 Volunteer Cafe - January 2018
January 18, 2018 Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France @ Milwaukee Art Museum
January 17, 2018 Hurricanes, Wildfires & Climate Change . . . ?Cause & Effect???
January 14, 2018 Murder for Two @ Milwaukee Rep Stackner Cabaret
January 11, 2018 PLATO Theater Enthusiasts Social and Study @ Smitty's Study Pub
January 07, 2018 Chicago Museums a la Carte 2018 Field Trip
January 07, 2018 Hard Times @ Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago (Water Tower Place)
December 10, 2017 Moving Past Hate
December 06, 2017 Holmes and Watson @ Milwaukee Rep Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
November 17, 2017 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
November 15, 2017 “We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War”
October 27, 2017 Forest Hill Cemetery: A Walk Through Madison History
October 25, 2017 The Who and The What @ Milwaukee Rep Stiemke Studio
October 18, 2017 PLATO's 30th Anniversary
October 13, 2017 PLATO Breakfast Get-Togethers
October 11, 2017 Platteville Mine and Museum with Potosi Brewery Field Trip - Wisconsin Origins
October 05, 2017 Volunteer Cafe
October 04, 2017 Guys and Dolls (Musical) @ Milwaukee Rep Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
September 29, 2017 A Fall Walk in Donald Park
September 20, 2017 PLATO Fall Course Preview
September 17, 2017 Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House/Oriental Institute Museum Field Trip, Chicago
September 17, 2017 Five Guys Named Moe (Musical) @ Court Theatre, University of Chicago
September 15, 2017 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
September 15, 2017 Our Amish Neighbors Farm and Community Tour
September 13, 2017 BOOST YOUR BRAIN HEALTH: Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's and Dementia
September 13, 2017 Bascom Hill History Tour
August 30, 2017 A Walk Along Koshkonong Creek in CamRock County Park
August 27, 2017 Garfield Park Conservatory and Lincoln Park Zoo Field Trip, Chicago
August 27, 2017 Moby Dick @ Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago (Water Tower Place)
August 16, 2017 Three Sisters @ American Players Theatre, Spring Green
August 14, 2017 A Morning Walk at Cherokee Marsh
August 03, 2017 Trempealeau Wisconsin Archaeology Field Trip - 13,000 Years of Cultural History on the Upper Mississippi River.
July 24, 2017 An Evening Walk at Pope Farm Conservancy
July 18, 2017 Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist Exhibition @ Art Institute of Chicago
July 12, 2017 Walk Lake Shore Preserve
July 11, 2017 A Flea in Her Ear @ American Players Theatre, Spring Green
June 30, 2017 A Walk in Donald Park
June 23, 2017 Morning on the Terrace
June 18, 2017 Parade (Musical) @ Writers Theatre
June 18, 2017 Chicago Botanic Garden Field Trip
June 14, 2017 Frank Lloyd Wright Model B1 Homes / Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum Field Trip (Milwaukee)
June 12, 2017 A Walk in Lodi Marsh State Wildlife Area
June 02, 2017 Walk Pheasant Branch Conservancy
May 24, 2017 Horicon Marsh Trip - A Birdwatchers Delight
May 17, 2017 2017 PLATO Annual Meeting
May 17, 2017 Walk Lake Farm Park - Prior to Annual Meeting
May 10, 2017 Jane Eyre @ Milwaukee Rep Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
May 05, 2017 Walk Wilkie Gorge of the Cross Plains National Scientific Reserve
April 21, 2017 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
April 12, 2017 WISCONSIN'S ADOPTED SONS: CONSERVATIONISTS JOHN MUIR & ALDO LEOPOLD
March 30, 2017 Campus Tour: Institutes of Discovery and Geology Museum
March 24, 2017 Art in Bloom 2017 @ the Milwaukee Art Museum
March 10, 2017 Global Hotspots: International Implications of Brexit in the EU and around the World
March 10, 2017 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
March 08, 2017 Grounded @ Milwaukee Rep Stiemke Studio
February 24, 2017 PLATO Breakfast at Elie's Family Restaurant
February 15, 2017 PLATO Spring Course Preview
February 10, 2017 Global Hotspots: "Is Civic Culture Dead? A Comparative Analysis of the United States, Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil"
February 10, 2017 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
February 08, 2017 Disgraced @ Milwaukee Rep Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
February 03, 2017 The use of Immunotherapy & Stem Cell Transplant Therapies to Treat Cancer
February 01, 2017 The Agora, Vol. 5, Is Now Accepting Submissions.
January 29, 2017 Blues for an Alabama Sky @ Court Theatre, University of Chicago
January 24, 2017 Art Lives Here: Treasures of the Milwaukee Art Museum
January 23, 2017 Long Term Care: Planning for My Future Needs
January 18, 2017 Going for Wisconsin Gold; Stories of Our State Olympians
December 11, 2016 I Love a Piano: A Celebration of Irving Berlin @ Milwaukee Rep's Stackner Cabaret
December 07, 2016 Hamilton: An American Musical @ Private Bank Theatre, Chicago Field Trip
November 17, 2016 Chicago a la Carte: Holiday Tour
November 16, 2016 WRAP UP of DIVERSITY COMMITTEE'S PLATO BIG READ PROJECT: EVICTED
November 11, 2016 Global Hot Spots: “Shakespeare around the World: Caliban’s Land Ethic in The Tempest”
November 11, 2016 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
November 09, 2016 Tour and Lunch at the New MatC Culinary Arts Facility
November 05, 2016 Lunch Prior to Encore Viewing of "An Evening with Evicted Author Matthew Desmond"
November 05, 2016 Added Events to Enrich Your Big Read Experience
November 03, 2016 Health and Resource Fair
November 02, 2016 WARF: The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation: Investing in Research, Making a Difference for 90 Years+
November 02, 2016 The Royale @ Milwaukee Rep Stiemke Studio
October 30, 2016 Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill @ Milwaukee Rep's Stackner Cabaret
October 20, 2016 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Museum Field Trip
October 14, 2016 The PLATO Kaffeeklatsch @ Memorial Union Terrace
October 12, 2016 Man of La Mancha @ Milwaukee Rep Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
October 07, 2016 Global Hot Spots: “Beyond the Left-Right Divide: Ideological Hot Spots in a Polarized America”
October 07, 2016 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
October 04, 2016 Fitting the Pieces Together with Medicare
October 03, 2016 Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D)
September 29, 2016 Organic Valley and Kickapoo Valley Reserve Field Trip
September 21, 2016 THE PLATO DIVERSITY COMMITTEE'S BIG READ PROJECT: EVICTED
September 21, 2016 PLATO Fall Course Preview
September 20, 2016 Olbrich Gardens Daytime Stroll
September 16, 2016 Global Hot Spots: “Fighting Zika and Other Emerging Viruses”
September 16, 2016 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
September 14, 2016 Janesville’s Rotary Botanical Gardens/Rockford’s Anderson Japanese Gardens Field Trip
September 09, 2016 The PLATO Kaffeeklatsch @ Memorial Union Terrace
August 26, 2016 UW-Madison Campus Mini-Coach Tour 2016 - August 26
August 14, 2016 War Paint (A World Premier Musical) @ Goodman Theatre, Chicago Field Trip
August 12, 2016 The PLATO Kaffeeklatsch @ Memorial Union Terrace
August 05, 2016 Tall Ships Festival 2016 Green Bay - Field Trip
July 29, 2016 UW-Madison Campus Mini-Coach Tour 2016 - July 29
July 20, 2016 Walk the Gardens at EPIC Systems with Jeff Epping
July 12, 2016 American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood Milwaukee Art Museum
July 09, 2016 Walk Indian Lake County Park
July 08, 2016 The PLATO Kaffeeklatsch @ Memorial Union Terrace
July 08, 2016 A Walk Along Table Bluff in Cross Plains
June 28, 2016 A Walk in Cherokee Marsh
June 28, 2016 Chicago Summer a la Carte: Summer Fun in Downtown Chicago
June 24, 2016 UW-Madison Campus Trolley Tour 2016 - June 24
June 17, 2016 A Walk Through the Brooklyn State Wildlife Area
June 02, 2016 Wollersheim Winery and International Crane Foundation (ICF) Field Trip Tours
May 25, 2016 Forest Hill Cemetery: A Walk Through Madison History
May 20, 2016 University Senior Guest Auditor Workshop
May 18, 2016 Annual PLATO Meeting and Luncheon
May 12, 2016 A Walk Along the Madison Segment of the Ice Age Trail
May 11, 2016 Fences @ Milwaukee Rep Powerhouse Theater
May 10, 2016 End of Life Preparedness Lecture (Part II)
May 03, 2016 End of Life Preparedness Lecture (Part I of II)
April 29, 2016 Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School @ Milwaukee Art Museum
April 26, 2016 Owning Your Future: Resources to Assist as we Age
April 22, 2016 Global Hot Spots: Biodiversity Conservation in Developing Countries
April 22, 2016 Luncheon (prior to Global Hotspots)
April 07, 2016 Spring Gourmet Luncheon/lecture, Madison College Culinary Arts Program
April 07, 2016 American Song @ Milwaukee Rep
March 30, 2016 Chicago a la Carte: A Day of Your Own in Downtown Chicago
March 18, 2016 Global Hot Spots: An Update from Paris: Climate Change Summit
March 18, 2016 Luncheon (prior to Global Hot Spots)
March 18, 2016 Art in Bloom 2016 @ Milwaukee Art Museum
March 11, 2016 Library Electronic Resources Primer @ Madison Public Library
March 09, 2016 The Invisible Hand @ Milwaukee Rep - Stiemke Studio
February 28, 2016 The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith @ Stackner Cabaret
February 19, 2016 Global Hot Spots: American Foreign Policy and the Changing Middle East
February 19, 2016 Luncheon (prior to Global Hot Spots)
February 10, 2016 Library Electronic Resources Primer @ Madison Public Library
January 20, 2016 Wednesday Night @ the Lab: Nitraites in Wisconsin's Groundwater
January 13, 2016 Wednesday Night @ the Lab: DNA & Waistlines
January 06, 2016 Wednesday Night @ the Lab: Walking and Strokes
December 09, 2015 The Mousetrap @ Milwaukee Rep
December 03, 2015 UW Showcase Series
November 20, 2015 Global Hot Spots: “Market Reforms and Water Wars”
November 17, 2015 Gourmet Luncheon/lecture, Madison College Culinary Arts Program
November 04, 2015 The Lion @ Milwaukee Rep - Stiemke Studio
October 27, 2015 On Fourth Lake: A Social History of Lake Mendota Book Talk
October 14, 2015 Dreamgirls @ Milwaukee Rep
October 08, 2015 Historic Galena Tour Field Trip
September 18, 2015 Papa Francesco’s Invitation to All people to Dialogue
September 16, 2015 PLATO Fall Course Preview
September 15, 2015 Back-to-School Primer @ Madison Public Library
August 14, 2015 The PLATO Kaffeeklatsch @ Memorial Union Terrace
July 29, 2015 Green Bay Botanical Garden Field Trip (with Lambeau Field Tour Option)
July 09, 2015 The PLATO Kaffeeklatsch @ Memorial Union Terrace
June 24, 2015 Milwaukee Masterworks Bus Trip 2
June 24, 2015 Drive-to PLATO Lecture & Visit at the Milwaukee Art Museum: Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels Exhibition
May 19, 2015 Ten Chimneys Tour @ Genesee Depot
May 13, 2015 Peter and the Starcatcher @ Milwaukee Rep
May 07, 2015 Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg
May 03, 2015 End of Life Preparedness (Parts I & II)
April 23, 2015 End of Life Preparedness
April 16, 2015 End of Life Preparedness
March 06, 2015 Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
February 05, 2015 Tour Bolz Conservatory @ Olbrich Botanical Gardens
February 03, 2015 Tour Bolz Conservatory @ Olbrich Botanical Gardens
November 20, 2014 Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from the Glasgow Museums
October 04, 2014 Epic Systems Campus 2
 

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c/o UW-Madison Continuing Studies
21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715

Email: info@platomadison.org
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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