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LIR outings include sessions on American history; marathon training; Mary Lincoln story

7:26 PM, Feb. 7, 2013  |  Comments
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Despite winter's temperamental weather, Learning in Retirement's members can look forward to coming sessions with a wide range of interesting subjects:

? Feb. 14, March 22: "A Memory Journey Through the Decades of the 30s, 40s and 50s, Parts 1 and 2" from 9:30 to 11 a.m., at Fox Valley Technical College, Oshkosh. Horace Davis will look back on headlines that forever changed history.

? Feb. 15, March 8, April 5: "The Girls of Murder City" from 1 to 3 p.m. at FVTC. Bill Mattes telling of Chicago during the 1920s when a number of beautiful murderesses were acquitted. Sessions range from the actual murders to stories that become the basis of musicals and movies.

? Feb. 20: "Running the Marathon" from 1:30 to 3 p.m., at Reeve Union, UW-O campus. Jason Ryl, a nationally ranked runner in national marathons and record holder in local, state and regional races will tell why he participates and the planning needed for each race.

? Feb. 21: "Alternate Reality: The Failure of American Third Parties and Their Successes" from 9:30 to 11 a.m., at Evergreen Retirement Community. Professor Arnie Shober from Lawrence University, will explain the reason for two-party dominance, but will then focus on unique moments in American history when so-called third parties broke through and created future opportunities for alternative polices.

? Feb. 22: "Acute Stroke" from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Park View Health Center. Mossadig Jaffri MD., a neurologist, will discuss different types of acute stroke, what happens to the brain and its treatment, along with signs and symptoms that should start one to seek medical help immediately.

? Feb. 22: "Artemisia Gentileschi: A Woman and an Artist in the Italian Renaissance" from 1:30 to 3 p.m., at Bethel Home Chapel, 225 N. Eagle St., Oshkosh. Franca Barticelli, Ph.D., will explain the focus of this woman on much recent and historical scholarship in art historical circles. Also, she was distinguished among her colleagues in the 17th century Italy and Europe.

? Feb. 28: "Chef's Choice: Mary Lincoln Story" 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Evergreen. After luncheon, Denise Blaze will present Mary Lincoln's story through the words of her sister Elizabeth Todd Edwards, appearing in the costume of the Civil War era.

LIR membership may be obtained anytime by calling 920-424-0876. The curriculum committee is composed of members while clerical work is performed by Office of Continuing Education and Extension at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Contact may be made at lir@wosh.edu where gift certificates are always available.

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