Walks of Dane County
· There are still spots available - for our next walk on Wednesday, August 4th. Join us as we walk in a newer addition to Cherokee Marsh, one you may not have visited yet. Yahara Heights County Park at Cherokee Marsh consists of over 3,000 feet of water frontage within the upper Yahara basin. We will walk along a 40-acre prairie and a woodland with two effigy mounds, including a 208-ft water spirit.
· Registration will open - for the walk in Pheasant Branch Nature Conservancy in Middleton, Wisconsin, on Sunday, August 1st. The walk and talk will focus on the history of the waterway and how it has been impacted over the last 75 years by major weather events and the impact it has had on the Yahara Chain of Lakes. We will also hear what the City of Middleton and Dane County are planning to do to reduce the impact of future exceptional storms.
For your planning purposes, we have compiled a list of the remaining "Walks in Dane County" on PLATO's Local Tours page. These walks are scheduled through October, occurring twice monthly on various mornings. Simply scroll through the list to find dates and times and click on "Show Details" to find out when registration will open.
PLATO's Lecture series will return this fall. In the meantime, members can access Past Recordings.
Take a break from hot summer days by "attending" theater performances from your home through a variety of options on PLATO’s Virtual Theater Trips page, including the newly featured items below.
The Wolves - Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls' indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban field, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with the vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. The Wolves is a portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.
Memories of Overdevelopment - This play is a film: a documentary about what people remember about dictatorships where they grew up and how they left and how they survived. An enactment of eight startling, personal interviews, inspired by true stories, performed by two people. Caridad Svich’s newest work is a rebellious look at where we’ve been and where we are right now.
Schmigadoon - A parody of iconic musicals, Schmigadoon! is a new musical comedy series produced by Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live. A couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship discovers a magical town in which everyone is living in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.” If you love musicals, you'll enjoy catching the clever references to Oklahoma, Carousel, The Music Man, and, of course, Brigadoon, among other classics.