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LIR events include sessions on music; behaviors; and popular novels

3:53 PM, Jan. 21, 2013  |  Comments
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From music to rugby - to theatre evenings preceded by dinner are among the offerings for Learning in Retirement (LIR) members during this spring semester.

Jan. 29: Bill Mattes will begin a five-session overview of psychology, examining the "soft" science of social, personal and deviant behavior. From 10:30 until noon he will be at Evergreen Retirement Community and from 1:30 until 3 p.m. at Touchmark, Appleton; continuing Feb. 19, March 19, April 16 and May 14.

Jan. 31: "An Afternoon with Bruckner, Brahms and Britten" is being offered by Jane Harmon from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at Hope Lutheran Brethren Church, Appleton. Themes from the music will be played and listeners will also learn about the composers.

Feb. 1 - March 22: Another four session course, "Great Masters: Brahms-His Life and Music", a Great Courses DVD, will be shown at Fox Valley Technical College, Oshkosh, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 8; and March 1 and 22. It will show how Brahms became a master in the tradition of Mozart and others, producing his own unique compositions. Paul and Kathy Inman are presenters.

Feb. 5: "The Sport of Rugby" will be presented from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Feb. 5, at the Coughlin Center. Brian Clancy will describe how this sport's rules differ from other ground types of ball games.

Feb. 6: With Apple Blossom Books supplying recent popular books for a book display Feb. 6 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Evergreen. A book talk will be given by Holly Selwitschka, director of the Winneconne Public Library.

Feb. 12: There will be two offerings. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Coughlin Center. Sarah Thompson will tell of her 15 years teaching in a S.E. Kentucky Methodist Ministries School. Four more sessions will run. From March through June, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., there will be old-fashioned "round robins" as participants take part in a Poetry and Prose session while taking turns reading, remembering selections meaningful to them. These are held in Reeve Union, Room 17, UW-O campus.

Feb. 13: The First Nighter at the Fredric March Theater, UW-O campus, will be Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story/The American Dream" at 7:30 p.m., preceded by dinner at Primo's Restaurant, with a pre-performance guest speaker, director Richard Kalinosky. Don Burdick is the coordinator.

New members are welcome at any time and may receive information by calling the Office of Continuing Education and Extension at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Call 920-424-1129 or 1-800-633-1442; or contact lir@uwosh.edu. The curriculum is completely planned by LIR members.

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