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    • August 25, 2023
    • May 24, 2024
    • 8 sessions
    • Rotunda Cafe in the Lobby of Lake Ridge Bank, 1965 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI

    COFFEE GATHERING

    Make new friends and meet new PLATO members over a cup of coffee

    The Rotunda Ca
    fe

    1965 Atwood Ave  

    on Madison's near east side


    • Day: Meets on Fourth Friday of each month. 

    • Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am

    • Place: Rotunda Cafe, lobby of Lake Ridge Bank, formerly Monona Bank

    • Ambiance: With a unique, large seating area, The Rotunda Cafe is an attractive rotunda in what was once the Monona Bank building at Schenks Corners. Great ambiance, pleasant, soothing background music.

    • Place order at counter, bus own table

    • There is a service fee for use of credit card

    • Parking: (see below)

    • RSVP or Questions? Email the host, Catherine, at cat100tothesea@gmail.com by Wednesday to let her know you are coming. 

    • COVID Protocol: Please continue to use a mask if you desire.

    Parking Options:

    • Street parking is available on either side of the bank, on Atwood and on Winnebago and further down both streets.

    • Parking is also available in the lot behind United Way, 2059 Atwood Ave. Drive all the way in to the unmarked spaces toward the back of the lot.

    • Parking is also available at Trinity Lutheran Church, 904 Winnebago St.  Please note:  The church requests a small good will donation which will be used to benefit a local neighborhood fund.  We will periodically request a few dollars donation for this from our members who use the lot.
      • November 10, 2023
      • May 10, 2024
      • 7 sessions
      • 402 W. Lakeside St, Madison, WI 53715-1702


      Make new friends 

      and meet new 

      PLATO members 
      over 

      breakfast, snacks 

      and a cup of coffee.

      Meets every 2nd Friday!


      • Where: Lakeside Street Coffee House
      • Day: Meets on the second Friday of each month
      • Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
      • Seating is on both the main floor and down stairs levels. You will need to climb a flight of steps in order to be seated on the downstairs level.
      • The menu changes daily. To find out today's menu, please call the restaurant directly - 608 441-7599
      • Place: Lakeside St. Coffee House, 402 W Lakeside St, Madison
      • Directions are pictured on the map below
      • Parking: Street Parking
      • Organizer: Sharon Scrattish
      • RSVP or Questions?: Let Sharon know you're coming the Thursday before the breakfast by email or phone (sscratti@gmail.com or 608-280-8050)
      • COVID Protocol: Wear a mask to the event if you prefer.

      Questions? Sharon's contact information is:  sscratti@gmail.com  or 608-280-8050

      • February 19, 2024
      • March 19, 2024

        Many Spring courses begin the week of February 19. Most Spring courses will meet once a week for 10 weeks.  Be sure to check the course list to see the dates, times and lengths of individual courses.  


      The end date on this calendar event does not refer to the end of the Spring courses. It refers to the date that this message will no longer be public.  That makes room for a new message to be available.

      • March 12, 2024
      • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Auditorium, Oakwood University Woods, 6205 Mineral Point Road



      Join us for A Fireside Chat with Mike Leckrone on Tuesday, March 12 from 1:30-3pm. Mike Leckrone will tell stories of his time as Former UW Marching Band Director from 1975-2019, and share his passion for supporting youth and adult performing and visual arts programs. This presentation will take place in the Auditorium / Arts Center at Oakwood Village University Woods Campus where Mike will be will be joined by Joe Koss in a fireside chat format.

      Registration is not required and parking is free!

      PARKING

      The lecture will be at Oakwood Village's West Side Campus located at 6205 Mineral Point Rd, Madison, WI 53705.

      There are several ways to enter the  building - note that the first option with underground parking is likely easiest.

      1) Enter the Oakwood Village University Woods Campus at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road.  Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking.  Pull up to the center door by the pole and push the intercom button for assistance. Park in any visitor or non-reserved stall. Take the elevator to the first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help you. When you exit the underground parking, the garage door opens automatically.

      2) Park in the surface parking lot in any stall marked as a visitor spot. Enter at the Heritage Oaks Main Entrance where signs or a receptionist will help you.

      3) Park in the surface parking lot in any stall marked as a visitor spot. Enter at the Center for Arts and Education entrance. There is no receptionist at this entrance.

      You are welcome to download this Oakwood Village University Woods Campus Map (PDF)   which notes the Heritage Oaks Main Entrance with a star.

      Questions? Contact the lecture organizer Stephanie Steigerwaldt at info@platomadison.org

      • March 27, 2024
      • Milwaukee
      • 0
      Registration is closed

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      The Chosen

      Milwaukee Rep Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
      Wednesday, March 27, 2024     1:30 pm Matinee

      A Deeply Emotional Story of Faith, Family & Friendship

      One of the most beloved novels of the 20th century comes to life in this captivating portrayal of faith, family, and friendship.  In 1940s Brooklyn, two brilliant young Jewish boys grow up sharing a love of baseball.  Although they live just five blocks from each other, the shadows of their fathers keep them a world apart.  As they reach adulthood, their complicated friendship will test the bounds of belief, understanding and reconciliation.  Set against the backdrop of WWII and the creation of the state of Israel, Chaim Potok's acclaimed story balances transformation and tradition, growing up and growing wise, and living out your truths – no matter the consequences.

      Critic’s Choice! "Deeply Emotional... Heartfelt.” – Los Angeles Times


      The Chosen will be staged in the large, yet intimate Quadracci Powerhouse Theater.  Information and photos about this unique theater venue.

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

      Directions to the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater: From the Milwaukee Rep’s Wells Street entrance, walk straight ahead under the atrium dome.  The Quadracci Theater is located on the Mezzanine Level. Take the elevator or walk up the white marble stairway.  From the Mezzanine Level elevator exit, walk around to the right into the Powerhouse Theater entrance.

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

      Tickets:  Our group will be in Prime seating in sections 3 and 4 on both sides of the center aisle of the theater.

      Accessibility Policy:  On the 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.

      Pre-Show Discussion:  Optional, but free and highly recommended.  It starts at 12:45 PM, but you can enter at any time. 

      Free Time:  From 10:45 am until the show begins at 1:30 pm there will be free time for lunch, shopping, and exploring.  Lunch is on your own, but there is a Group Lunch Option to those who want to register, but may be hesitant... not knowing anyone and uncomfortable eating alone.  The Group Lunch Option 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.  Please note that the cost of lunch is separate and as such is not included in your registration fee.

      Our Group Lunch is at The Public Market  We will save tables on the  second-floor.  Each person is responsible for ordering, paying for and carrying their own meal from one of the nine unique eateries in the Public Market to the second floor dining area.  In addition to the nine eateries, there is a bakery, wine shop and bar, coffee shop, etc.  An elevator and stairs access the second floor and restrooms near the seating area.  Again, lunch is not included in your registration.


      Our bus will also drop-off and pick-up at the Milwaukee Public Market for lunch alternatives. There are many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose.  Many restaurants are still recovering from COVID or have changed over time so please check to see if they will be open and we highly recommend that you make a reservation.

      Historic Third Ward Official Restaurant List - Check to see if they are open.

      Historic Third Ward Official Shopping List - Check to see if they are open.

      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.   

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

      Accessibility Policy: On the Kobussen 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.

      Leaving Madison

      8:15 AM   Westside: Bus arrives for boarding at Oakwood University Woods, 6205 Mineral Point Road


      8:25 AM   Westside: Bus departs from Oakwood University Woods

      8:50 AM   Central: Bus departs from Capitol Lakes, 333 W. Main St.

      9:20 AM   Eastside: Bus departs from New Location - Oakwood Prairie Ridge, 5565 Tancho Drive, Madison.  Leave for Milwaukee (sooner if everyone is aboard).

      In Milwaukee

      10:45 AM   Drop off at Milwaukee Public Market for the Group Lunch and additional nearby  restaurants 

      12:20 PM  Bus returns to the Milwaukee Public Market for those who need a ride to the Rep-in-Depth pre-show discussion and would rather not walk five blocks to the Milwaukee Rep. (See Walking Map. 

      12:45 PM   Rep-in-Depth optional pre-show discussion begins 

      1:30 PM   The Chosen performance begins 

      4:00 PM   The Chosen performance ends and bus boarding begins. (There will be adequate time for coat check retrieval and restroom use.)

      4:30 PM   Depart for Madison (sooner if everyone is aboard)

      Arrive Madison (Estimated)

      5:45 PM   Bus returns to Oakwood Prairie Ridge


      6:05 PM  Bus returns to Capitol Lakes

      6:20 PM   Bus returns to Oakwood University Woods

      Non-Member 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 $10 registration fee.

      PLATO Membership:  PLATO membership is $60.00/year and all memberships renew on August 1.  

      Mail-In Registration Form:   Print, complete and mail in The Chosen Mail-in Registration Form

      For further information contact the Trip Organizers: 

      Sue Josheff sooziej@sbcglobal.net or 608-770-3828

      Mike DiIorio  mdiiorio1234@gmail.com  or 608-520-4448

      • May 07, 2024
      • May 28, 2024


      • June 03, 2024
      • July 01, 2024


      • August 20, 2024
      • September 15, 2024


               PLATO Course registration always begins on a Tuesday four weeks before the week in which most courses begin.  

      The class list becomes public on the same day that registration opens.

      • September 16, 2024
      • October 14, 2024


      Many Fall courses begin the week of September 19. Most Fall courses will meet once a week for 10 weeks.  Be sure to check the course list to see the dates, times and lengths of individual courses.  

      The end date on this calendar event does not refer to the end of the Fall courses. It refers to the date that this message will no longer be public.  That makes room for a new message to be available.

          

    PLATO is proudly supported in part by Oakwood Village.


    PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in association with:

    for more information, contact us at:

    info@platomadison.org

    608-572-6869

    6209 Mineral Point Road #203
    Madison, WI 53705

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