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 Art Park Open Studio
Saturday, May 2, 2020. 1 pm to 3 pm. All ages drop in to create posters in the style of those on view in LAffichomania, using pastels and paint on oversized paper. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109782]
 Art 101: Art Nouveau: Organic, Ornamental, and Overlooked
Thursday, May 7, 2020. 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Survey the origins of Art Nouveau with curator of education Catie Anderson and learn about how the movement's innovative ideas and iconic designs served as short-lived but essential foundation for modernity in twentieth-century art. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109783]
 Hands-On Art
Thursday, May 7, 2020. 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Inspired by L'Affichomania, all ages drop in to create posters using pastels and paint on oversized paper. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109784]
 Night Out @ the Woodson
Thursday, May 7, 2020. Make it a date - with a special someone, friends, and family, or yourself - on the first Thursday of each month, when the Museum stays open until 7:30 P.M. Explore the galleries, learn during Art 101, try Hands-on Art for all ages, and delve into Art Park - the Museum's interactive family gallery infused anew with themes from each changing exhibition. Treat yourself and bring others often for Museum visits, always admission free. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109795]
 SPARK!
Thursday, May 14, 2020. 10:30 am to noon. Melissa Sweet's illustrations encourage social interaction and engaging in-gallery conversations between individuals with memory loss and an accompanying friend or family member, followed by a hands-on art activity. Registration is required, as spaces are limited. Please call 715-845-7010, or e-mail us to register. Free. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109846]
 Toddler Tuesday: Spring Fling
Tuesday, May 19, 2020. 10:30 am to noon. Little ones, 18 months-4 years, and accompanying adults sample art-making stations inspired by signs of spring sprinkled throughout Melissa Sweet's children's book illustrations. This free, monthly, drop-in program includes a snack and story time. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Education [E-109785]
 Art 101: Springtime Surprise
Wednesday, May 20, 2020. 12:15 pm to 1 pm. How is an exhibition developed? How are the artworks chosen? Curator of collections Jane Weinke shares the possibly surprising intricacies of organizing an exhibition, from choosing a theme to installing artworks in the gallery. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109786]
 Art 4 You: Bring May Flowers
Thursday, May 28, 2020. 1 pm to 2 pm. Bring your child to this afternoon offering just for 4-year-olds with busy mornings and delight in poetry and rhyme inspired by children's books featured in Some Illustrator! Time in the gallery sharing movement, rhythm, and music is followed by hands-on art making. Registration is required, as spaces are limited. Please call 715-845-7010 to register. Free. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109848]
 Art Kids: Dancing Doodles
Thursday, May 28, 2020. 4:30 pm to 6 pm. Inspired by French graphic arts and music and dance, children, 5-12 years, design and create colorful watercolor paintings. Registration is required, as spaces are limited. Please call 715-845-7010 to register, or e-mail us. Free. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109849]
 Art Babies: Bo-Peep's Sheep
Friday, May 29, 2020. 10:30 am to 11:15 am. Bring little ones, birth-18 months, for a Museum excursion featuring images, music, and stories inspired by poetry and rhyme in children's books included in Some Illustrator! Baby gear, including prams, strollers, front packs, and blankets are welcome. Registration is required, as spaces are limited. Please call 715-845-7010 to register. Free. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109850]
 Art 101: Springtime Surprise
Thursday, June 4, 2020. 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. With only a small percentage of artwork from the Museum's collection on view in the galleries, where are the others? What long-term care is required? What is the role of the curator? Join curator of collections Jane Weinke as she shares answers - perhaps surprising - and insights. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109790]
 Hands-on Art
Thursday, June 4, 2020. 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Inspired by sculpture-garden blossoms, all ages drop in to create paper flowers, using colorful tissue paper and wire. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109791]
 Art Park Open Studio
Saturday, June 6, 2020. 1 pm to 3 pm. All ages drop in to create paper flowers inspired by the colorful motifs in "Many Visions, Many Versions: Art from Indigenous Communities in India." Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109792]
 Nature Sensations
Saturday, June 13, 2020. 12:30-1:30 pm. Join us as we use all our senses to decipher the mysteries of nature by participating in the Wisconsin Explorers program! On this Saturday, we will become nature detectives searching for clues the animals left behind. This hour of discovery is geared towards special needs youth with accompanying adults. Meet at the Long Lake Recreation Area South Beach. Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit - Headquarters, N1765 County Road G, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Nature, Environment [E-109976]
 Saturday Morning Nature Sleuths
Saturday, June 20, 2020. 10:00-11:00 am. Calling all youth to unravel the mysteries of nature by participating in the Wisconsin Explorers program! The program involves completing a required number of engaging nature activities in one of three age appropriate books (ages 3-5, ages 6-8, and ages 9+) to earn a very cool patch. A naturalist will guide youth in activities from the books. Meet at the picnic shelter at the Mauthe Lake Recreation Area or the Long Lake Recreation Area. 2020 Wisconsin Vehicle Admission Pass. Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit - Headquarters, N1765 County Road G, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Nature, Environment, Education [E-109888]
 Summer Sun Celebration Drop In at the Beach
Saturday, June 20, 2020. 1:00-4:00 pm. Come celebrate the sun reaching its annual zenith. Discover what work the sun can do for us from cooking food to powering a car or flashlight. Create a special solar piece of art. Try a few cool sun experiments. Drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour for some sunny nature fun. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children. Meet at the Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Beach (located at N1490 County Road GGG, Campbellsport - south of County Road SS near New Prospect). Wisconsin State Park Vehicle Admission Sticker. Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit - Headquarters, N1765 County Road G, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Nature, Education, Environment [E-109889]
 Nature's Fireworks - Fireflies
Saturday, July 4, 2020. 7:30-9:00 pm. The silent display of blinking lights of fireflies brings a special brilliance to summer evenings. Join a forest naturalist as she enlightens you about firefly facts and takes you on an evening expedition in search of these summer flashers. This program is most appropriate for people over 8 years old. Meet at the Long Lake Recreation Area Picnic Shelter. Wisconsin State Park System vehicle admission sticker. Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit - Headquarters, N1765 County Road G, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Nature, Education, Environment [E-109978]
 Wings of Colorful Scales Drop In at the Beach
Saturday, July 4, 2020. 1:00-4:00 pm. On wings of colorful scales, butterflies flutter through the day while moths float through the night. You will be amazed at the lives these incredible insects lead. Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour for some nature fun. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children. Meet at the Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Beach. Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit - Headquarters, N1765 County Road G, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Nature, Education, Environment [E-109977]
 Wednesday Wonders
Tuesday, July 29, 2025. 1 to 4pm. Drop in programs. Arts and Crafts, Educational Programs, Food, Geology. Drop in at the beach between 1-4 p.m. Only have a small amount of time? No problem! There are different activities each week. Look for the Get Outdoors! flag. Get the dirt on dirt - Celebrate the Year of Soils by checking out different types of soil from around the park, make dirt in a cup snack to eat and try painting with soils. Buckhorn State Park, W8450 Buckhorn Park Ave, Necedah, Juneau County. Call 608-565-2789. Subjects: Nature, Crafts, Education [E-101751]
 Discovery Workshop
Wednesday, November 5, 2200. 1:23 pm. You will experience, a hands-on workshop, using a combination of breath, touch, movement, and focus to create and allow inner awareness. The results are often a sense of relaxation, inner peace and confidence. These exercises are unique in that they cue the nervous system in a genuine gentle way to create sustainable changes in perception of life, reaction to stress, and relationship to others. $35. Helios Wellness Center, 815 Main St, Menomonie, Dunn County. Call 715-235-7333. Subjects: Spirituality, Community, Education [E-61472]
 Discovery Workshop
Thursday, November 6, 2200. 6:23 pm. You will experience, a hands-on workshop, using a combination of breath, touch, movement, and focus to create and allow inner awareness. The results are often a sense of relaxation, inner peace and confidence. These exercises are unique in that they cue the nervous system in a genuine gentle way to create sustainable changes in perception of life, reaction to stress, and relationship to others. $35. Helios Wellness Center, 815 Main St, Menomonie, Dunn County. Call 715-235-7333. Subjects: Education, Spirituality, Community [E-61473]
 Discovery Workshop
Wednesday, December 3, 2200. 1:23 pm. You will experience, a hands-on workshop, using a combination of breath, touch, movement, and focus to create and allow inner awareness. The results are often a sense of relaxation, inner peace and confidence. These exercises are unique in that they cue the nervous system in a genuine gentle way to create sustainable changes in perception of life, reaction to stress, and relationship to others. $35. Helios Wellness Center, 815 Main St, Menomonie, Dunn County. Call 715-235-7333. Subjects: Education, Spirituality, Community [E-61475]
 Discovery Workshop
Thursday, December 4, 2200. 6:23 pm. You will experience, a hands-on workshop, using a combination of breath, touch, movement, and focus to create and allow inner awareness. The results are often a sense of relaxation, inner peace and confidence. These exercises are unique in that they cue the nervous system in a genuine gentle way to create sustainable changes in perception of life, reaction to stress, and relationship to others. $35. Helios Wellness Center, 815 Main St, Menomonie, Dunn County. Call 715-235-7333. Subjects: Education, Spirituality, Community [E-61476]
 Moving Forward: Vision and Parkinson's Disease
Friday, January 9, 2201. 6:30-8 pm. Judy Chen, MD, Neuro-ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences,UW Health Parkinson's disease patients tend to experience more eye symptoms than other older adults. This presentation will give you an overview of common visual problems related to Parkinson's disease, as well as a few tips that may help alleviate those eye symptoms and improve your ability to see. Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Dane County. Call 608-263-5442. Subjects: Health, Seniors, Education [E-106495]
 Get Growing! Creating a Children's Garden Part 1
Wednesday, January 21, 2201. 9 am - 11 am. Learn how to create a nurturing nature filled outdoor space for children. Presented by Lynn Goldstein. $10 members / $15 non-members. Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Dr, Hales Corners, Milwaukee County. Call 414-525-5650. Subjects: Gardening, Environment, Education [E-71253]
 New Home Construction Simplified
Thursday, August 2, 4012. 6:00 pm. Building a home doesn't have to be intimidating or complicated. In fact, it can be exciting and simple--and we'll let you know how! With a few great tips, you'll see how easy it is to build a home you'll love, just the way you want it, completely customized to your needs and lifestyle! Come find out why your dream home doesn't have to be a dream; it can be a reality! Free. DeForest Public Library, 203 Library Street, DeForest, Dane County. Call 608-220-9696. Subjects: Homes, Education [E-89717]
 Events Spanning Multiple Days 
 Art Time for Tots: Bring May Flowers
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 through Thursday, May 28, 2020. 9:30-10:30 am, or 11:00-noon. Toddlers, 18 months-4 years, and accompanying adults gather to delight in poetry and rhyme inspired by the children's books features in Some Illustrator! Time in the gallery sharing movement, rhythm, and music is followed by hands-on art making. Registration is required, as spaces are limited. There are four different sessions to choose from. Please call 715-845-7010 to register. Free. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109847]
 L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters
Saturday, March 7, 2020 through Sunday, May 31, 2020. Be transported for a sense of Paris this springtime through the remarkable work of five master printmakers - Jules Cheret, Alphonse Mucha, Eugene Grasset, Theophile Alexandre Steinlen, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - which conveys the exuberance of the spirited Belle epoque era. During an artistic proliferation from 1875 to 1910, these pioneering artists reigned in Paris and defined a never-before-seen, and never forgotten, art form. Always free admission. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Education [E-109768]
 Some Illustrator! Pictures by Melissa Sweet
Saturday, March 7, 2020 through Sunday, May 31, 2020. Children's book illustrations by Melissa Sweet, created in her signature watercolor and found-object collage style, comprise this exhibition of her acclaimed biographical work. Sweet, based in Portland, Maine, has illustrated more than 100 books, created toys, puzzles, and games for eeBoo, and her work has been recognized with multiple awards. Always free admission. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Education [E-109769]
 Kids' Culinary Academy: Cooking - Session 1
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 through Thursday, July 2, 2020. 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Join us on a culinary adventure! Kids' Culinary Academy 2020's theme is Foods of Mexico. Our executive chefs, sous chefs and registered dietitian will inspire your imagination and encourage your creativity as you create mouth-watering delights, sumptuous delicacies and extraordinary dishes. $275 before May 30; $300 thereafter. UWL Student Union, 521 East Ave North, La Crosse, La Crosse County. Call 608-785-6500. Subjects: Food, Education [E-109728]
 Summer Art Sessions for Children: Ages 5-8: Patterns in Place
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 through Wednesday, July 15, 2020. 9 am to noon. Taking inspiration from the summer exhibition, Many Visions, Many Versions: Art from Indigenous Communities in India, children will explore vibrant and varied arts of India. Participants will create and print patterns to animate characters and landscapes on scrolls and to adorn objects. Fee: $25 for Museum members, $35 for non-members. Registration is required, as spaces are limited. Payment is required upon registration to secure a spot. Please call 715-845-7010 to register. $35 for non-members. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109851]
 Summer Art Sessions for Children: Ages 9-12: Daily Designs of India
Thursday, July 16, 2020 through Friday, July 17, 2020. 9 am to noon. Taking inspiration from the summer exhibition, Many Visions, Many Versions: Art from Indigenous Communities in India, children will explore vibrant and varied arts of India. Participants will create and print patterns to animate characters and landscapes on scrolls and to adorn objects. Fee: $25 for Museum members, $35 for non-members. Registration is required, as spaces are limited. Payment is required upon registration to secure a spot. Please call 715-845-7010 to register. $35 for non-members. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th Street, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Education, Museums [E-109852]
 A Glimpse of the Past
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 through Thursday, October 15, 2020. 10 am - 3 pm. Alexander Noble House Museum presents "A Glimpse of Old Fish Creek", with an added feature Victorian Christmas in the Parlor. Enjoy a tour of a Greek Revival Farmhouse built in 1875 and experience a portrayal of domestic life in Door County at the turn of the century. $5.00 Admission. Alexander Noble House Museum, 4167 Main Street, Fish Creek, Door County. Call 920-868-2091. Subjects: Museums, Historic, Education [E-105338]
 The 31st Annual Energy Fair
Friday, June 25, 2021 through Sunday, June 27, 2021. 9 am - 4 pm. The Fair brings over 11,500 attendees together to learn about clean energy and sustainability, connect with others, and take action towards a more sustainable future. The Fair features all things sustainable with 200 exhibitors, 200+ workshops, Solar Professional CECs, live music, inspiring keynotes, camping, food trucks, solar-brewed beverages, and activities for the whole family. $0-35. Midwest Renewable Energy Assoc, 7558 Deer Road, Custer, Portage County. Call 7155926595. Subjects: Community, Education, Environment [E-109420]
 Senior Beat: Diane Hesselbein
Monday, May 15, 2017 through Thursday, May 15, 2031. Our May guest is Diane Hesselbein, Assembly District 79 Representative, and her main topic will be the state budget. Representative Hesselbein is sensitive to the needs of senior citizens. She serves on the Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, and is Vice-Chair for the Speaker's Task Force on Alzheimer's and Dementia. Watch Senior Beat all month: Tuesdays at 12:30pm, Wednesdays at 4:30pm, Fridays at 12:00pm, and Sundays at 4:30pm on Madison City Channel. Free. Madison Senior Center, 330 W Mifflin, Madison, Dane County. Call 608-266-6581. Subjects: Education, Seniors [E-105880]
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