November 9, 2021

November 09, 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


PLATO Weekly Update 

November 9, 2021

CURRICULUM

COMING SOON

Keep an eye on PLATO's Home Page - it will soon feature an updated Courses Calendar!


REMINDER

These COVID-19 Protocols continue to be in place for in-person participants:

· Wear masks inside of Host Location buildings.

· Follow social distancing guidelines.

· Follow any additional guidelines required at Host Locations - visit the Courses Page or check with your course coordinator.

COURSES PAGE 


SPECIAL EVENTS

FALL WORKSHOP 

NEW! 
Tending Our Grief: A Self-Care Workshop: The holidays can be a time of great joy but can also be a time when many of us struggle with grief. Join us on Thursday, December 2nd at 1:30pm to learn about various types of grief and discover some healthy ways to potentially work with it. This 90-minute workshop, hosted by grief support specialists Stephanie Steigerwaldt and Julie Swanson, will offer participants an opportunity to learn, self-reflect and connect to help us integrate our grief. Registration is required.

SEASONAL LECTURES

Wisconsin Cocktails: You are invited to what is sure to be a festive virtual lecture by author Jeanette Hurt on Friday, December 10th at 2:30pm. We'll learn the histories behind some of our state's most iconic drinks and discover why Wisconsin has a love affair with Brandy Old Fashioneds, Tom and Jerrys, boozy ice cream and more. Registration is required.

Hygge, Health and Happiness: With winter headed our way, now is a good time to revisit last year's "BadgerTalk" by Claus Andersen, UW–Madison Professor of Scandinavian Studies. Learn how hygge – a Scandinavian way of life – can benefit us right here in Wisconsin.

And, as always, members are welcome to access Past Recordings. 

SELF-GUIDED WALKS

Walking Tours of Dane CountyFind descriptions of 11 of the most popular self-guided walks designed to help you easily locate parking and guide you along the trail.

THEATER 

Partake in a variety of virtual options found on PLATO’s
 Virtual Theater Trips page where new items are added frequently.

SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR 


FEATURED AGORA WORKS

Visit The Agora Features webpage for highlights from this past season, created and curated by fellow PLATO members for your enjoyment. 

Our Biweekly Offering for November 9 - 22 is Olbrich Garden Gems, an artwork by Sherry Ackerman, inspired by an anecdote most grandparents can relate to. 

AGORA FEATURE 


SOCIAL GATHERINGS

Social Gatherings – to resume next semester, depending upon the course of the pandemic.


SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS & READINGS

Select from a range of topics and formats 

for your Fall reading, viewing, or listening, 

curated by PLATO's Diversity Awareness Committee.

NEW BOOK “The Loneliest Americans” by Jay Caspian Kang. Click on the Social Justice Webpage button below for more on this book ranked as #1 New Release in Asian American Studies by Amazon.

DID YOU KNOW? for November 2 - 15, 2021

Did You Know…U.S. Patent # 473,653, issued on April 26,1892 to Sarah Boone, for the design of a tapered ironing board on a stand is still used today!

Visit the Social Justice Webpage for more about Sarah Boone 
& past DID YOU KNOW? features.

DID YOU KNOW? – spotlighting notable contributions made by non-mainstream individuals you might not have learned or read about. Suggestions for inclusions are welcome (send to Kathy at ksmichaelis@gmail.com).

SOCIAL JUSTICE WEBPAGE 


PLATO is proudly supported in part by Oakwood Village.


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for more information, contact us at:

info@platomadison.org

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