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 Class, Caste, and Calidad: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
Sunday, June 14, 2015 through Friday, June 19, 2015. In 1492, there was no such thing as Spain, the Americas had more than 360 different ethnic groups, and the Africans that would be brought over included peoples from dozens of kingdoms and ethnic groups. This course will explore how all these peoples came together into a "New World." We will see how the Spanish tried to sort these varied peoples into some kind of a system that they could understand, shaped by ideas of religion, class, and ethnic background. Instructor: Jake Frederick $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Historic, Ethnic, Education [E-100323]
 The Energy Fair
Friday, June 19, 2015 through Sunday, June 21, 2015. 9 am. Each year the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) hosts The Energy Fair, transforming rural Central Wisconsin into the hot spot for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living education. The Energy Fair brings over 15,000 attendees together to learn the latest and greatest in clean energy and sustainability, connect with others, and take action towards a more sustainable future. The Energy Fair is the nation's longest running energy education event of its kind. $0-$35. ReNew the Earth Institute, 7558 Deer Road, Custer, Portage County. Subjects: Environment, Education, Fairs [E-100157]
 Learning the Language of the Earth: Recognizing Rocks and Minerals
Sunday, June 21, 2015 through Friday, June 26, 2015. This seminar is for anyone who is intrigued by the mystery of stones and would like to learn their secrets. We will focus not only on rock and mineral identification but also on the geologic processes and events that these Earth materials record. Participants will gain experience with recognizing rocks in natural settings through outings. We will also consider the way that stones, gems, and mineral resources have shaped cultures and influenced the course of history. Instructor: Marcia Bjornerud. $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Education, Nature, Environment [E-100324]
 The Beatles-Four Lads Who Shook the World
Sunday, July 12, 2015 through Friday, July 17, 2015. From 2014 to 2020, the world will commemorate the 50th anniversaries of The Beatles' contributions to popular culture. Relive the excitement of experiencing the personalities, the fashion, the words, and the music. Learn how The Beatles defined the 1960s for a generation of fans that could not get enough of their wit, wisdom, and comedy, much less their music. There will be ample opportunity for you to relate your own Beatles experiences. Instructor: Carl Rath $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Music, Rock, Education [E-100326]
 The Book of Kells and the Golden Age of Irish Art
Sunday, July 12, 2015 through Friday, July 17, 2015. This course will explore the most famous medieval manuscript in the world, the Book of Kells, in its medieval context, finding the roots of its vibrant art in the cultural, historical, and religious setting of early medieval Ireland. We will also look at related works of art, manuscripts, metalwork, and sculpture from early medieval Ireland and elsewhere and will consider lasting influence and appeal of the manuscript through a discussion of the film Secret of Kells. Instructor: Ben Tilghman $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Education, Art, Historic [E-100325]
 A Guided Tour Through the History of the American Musical Theater
Sunday, July 19, 2015 through Friday, July 24, 2015. How did the unique art form of the American musical come to be? Through audio, video and live examples, we will visit the landmark musicals, creators and performers that defined the musical theatre of their time. We will examine the three major arteries that fed "classic" musical theatre - operetta, musical comedy, and revue - and how their influence molded the forms of musical theatre that are still being produced today. Instructor: Roger Nelson Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Theater, Musicals, Education [E-100327]
 Rebels, Heretics, and Eccentrics in Jewish History
Sunday, July 19, 2015 through Friday, July 24, 2015. This seminar will explore six intriguing Jewish historical personalities. Maimonides, the greatest rabbinic scholar in the middle ages. Spinoza, the excommunicated "God-intoxicated man". Shabbatai Zvi, the Jewish messiah. Gluckel of Hameln single-handedly ran a large business. Theodore Herzl, the "father of Zionism". Martin Buber, popular across religious lines. We will bring these characters to life through historical context and biography. Instructor: Michael Nutkiewicz $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Historic, Education, Ethnic [E-100328]
 Exploring Digital Photography II
Sunday, July 26, 2015 through Saturday, August 1, 2015. This seminar will clarify the numerous settings on your camera to give you greater control over the photographs you create and to make editing digital photographs easier. This class is designed for those who have a basic understanding or some previous experience with the operations of their camera, as well as editing photographs onto their computer. Daily assignments and field trips will be offered to stimulate your imagination and creativity. Instructor: Philip Krejcarek $905 double; $1,215 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Photography, Art, Education [E-100329]
 The Third Reich Through German Eyes
Sunday, August 2, 2015 through Friday, August 7, 2015. Victor Klemperer's I Will Bear Witness:A Diary of the Nazi Years has been hailed as "the best written, most evocative, most observant record of daily life in the Third Reich." Classified as a Jew, he insisted on being a German and risked his life to record what was happening to him. We will discuss the book, using photographs, film clips, and other sources to establish the broader context for this personal account of everyday life under history's most notorious regime. Instructor: Geoff Bakewell $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Historic, Education, Ethnic [E-100331]
 What is There?-and Why?
Sunday, August 2, 2015 through Friday, August 7, 2015. The central philosophical problem of Western ontology is the question, What is there? Multiple answers have been proposed-we will explore the most important of these: Monism, Dualism, Pluralism , and Idealism. We will raise a much more difficult ontological question, Why is there something rather than nothing? and identify and discuss the primary theories that have been proposed to answer this question. We will examine religious, scientific, and cosmological theories. Instructor: Terry Goode $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Religion, Science, Education [E-100330]
 Isaiah of Jerusalem: Visionary and Messenger
Sunday, August 9, 2015 through Friday, August 14, 2015. Chapters 1-39 of the Book of Isaiah contain visions, prophetic messages, and biographical and historical materials relating to this widely revered prophet and his time. We will read and discuss: the account of Isaiah's vision of seraphim and his divine appointment to be a prophet; vivid oracles of judgment; the song of the vineyard; the famous "virgin-birth" oracle; the Immanuel oracles; and Isaiah's hope-inspiring depictions of a peaceful future. Instructor: Bill Urbrock $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Education, Religion, Historic [E-100333]
 Lolita: A Closer Look at Nabokov's Scandalous Novel
Sunday, August 9, 2015 through Friday, August 14, 2015. Lolita is the third novel written in English by Russian Vladimir Nabokov. The history of Lolita's interpretation is a study in sharp contrasts. It has been dismissed as morally outrageous and praised as profoundly ethical. It has been lionized as a perfect model of postmodern irony, or as the epitome of humanistic engagement. We will read Lolita savoring the details, while also noting the rich dialogue that Nabokov carries on with his Russian literary heritage. Instructor: Peter Thomas $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Education, Books, Historic [E-100332]
 Jane Austen and Her World
Sunday, August 16, 2015 through Friday, August 21, 2015. We will explore the world that Jane Austen inhabited-the one she shared with parents, siblings, publishers, and patrons, as well as the world she created and seems eager to share with us. We will learn about Regency society and renew our acquaintance with some of the most famous characters in English literature. What sort of person was Jane Austen and what sort of world did she live in? What sort of writer is she, and what sort of world does she invite us to imagine? Instructor: Timothy Spurgin $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Education, Books [E-100334]
 The Medieval World: Art and Society
Sunday, August 16, 2015 through Friday, August 21, 2015. This seminar will explore some of the major artistic treasures of the Middle Ages and will look at the conditions that fostered their creation as well as what they can tell us about this period in history. Some of the works that we will discuss include: manuscripts-the Book of Kells, Lindisfarne Gospels; stained glass-Canterbury, York, Chartres; tapestries-The Lady and the Unicorn, Apocalypse Tapestry; and embroideries-Bayeux Tapestry, Creation Tapestry. Instructor: Jane Schulenburg $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Education, Art, Historic [E-100335]
 West Allis Settlers Weekend
Saturday, August 22, 2015 through Sunday, August 23, 2015. 10 am 6 pm, 10 am 4 pm. 10th Anniversary. At Honey Creek Park in West Allis, WI. Enjoy the numerous re-enactors depicting their crafts, tools, and lifestyles leading up to the birth of our city in 1906. An 1848 log schoolhouse, museum, and cemetery tours add to the 2 days of fun for the entire family. Entertainment, food, refreshments, ice cream, pies, and children area rounds out the event. "Come Join Us, It'll Be Fun". Free parking & Admission. Settlers Weekend, 8405 W. National Ave, West Allis, Milwaukee County. Call 414-545-7679. Subjects: Historic, Reenactments, Education [E-99632]
 Bizarrchaeology: The Weird Side of World Prehistory
Sunday, August 30, 2015 through Friday, September 4, 2015. Public interest in archaeology seems to focus on "mysteries" of the past or "unexplainable" phenomena. Since the past is largely impossible to know, there is a tendency to fill it with products of the imagination rather than products of the peoples of the past. This course will examine some of these "imaginary" pasts-a practice coined "bizarrchaeology" and will consider the cultural contexts in which bizarrchaeology works and the motivations of its practitioners. Instructor: Peter Peregrine $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Education, Historic [E-100336]
 Lincoln Around the Curriculum
Sunday, August 30, 2015 through Friday, September 4, 2015. The number and array of college departments that could make use of a little, or a lot, of Abraham Lincoln's life is remarkable: classics, religious studies, foreign affairs, literature, fine arts, music, physics, and of course rhetoric, history, and government. This seminar will "touch 'em all" in home run fashion through a simple liberal arts departmental tour as we explore one of America's most diverse presidents. Instructor: James Cornelius $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Education, Historic, Government [E-100337]
 Paraphrases and Reminiscences: Exploring the Art of Piano Transcription
Sunday, August 30, 2015 through Friday, September 4, 2015. The practice of transcribing musical works from other media has a long and fascinating tradition in Western music. The instructor will discuss and perform organ works by J.S. Bach and Cesar Franck arranged for the piano, symphonies and opera fantasies paraphrased by Franz Liszt; Brahms chamber works and original ballet scores by Prokofiev and Stravinsky that they transcribed for piano; and art songs. We will watch historic video recordings of pianists in concert. Instructor: Anthony Padilla Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Education, Music, Art [E-100338]
 Getting the Most Out of Your Bridge Game: Lessons for Intermediate and Advanced
Sunday, September 13, 2015 through Friday, September 18, 2015. This seminar will refresh participants' knowledge of bridge with an overview of popular conventions, bidding, responses, opening leads, & carding. We will review Standard American, Two-Over-One & simplified Precision bidding systems as well as opening bids, overcalls, & preempts. Discussion of strong bids versus weak bids will lead to analysis of bids like Flannery & Michaels. We will discuss responses to various openers, including Blackwood, 1430, & Gerber. Instructor: Stephanie Schwingel $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Education, Games, Hobbies [E-100340]
 Heretics and Heroes
Sunday, September 13, 2015 through Friday, September 18, 2015. Thomas Cahill's Heretics and Heroes is a compelling work of history that reads like a novel. Cahill characterizes historical figures with accuracy and rhetorical flourish and Heretics and Heroes abounds in witty, feisty descriptions of persons such as Michelangelo and Martin Luther. Cahill covers the years from 1492-1648. Art, literature, theology, and history are all featured prominently in this thought-provoking account of a formative stage in Western civilization. Instructor: Daniel Taylor $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Education, Books, Historic [E-100339]
 Exploring How the United States' Culture of Conflict Creates Political Quagmires
Sunday, September 20, 2015 through Friday, September 25, 2015. Every day we read & hear about American politicians engaging in name-calling & mud-slinging & about gridlock in Congress. What is this conflict culture in the United States? We will explore this topic through the study of conflict theory & through the analysis of several memorable & fairly-recent political events, including the 2011 Wisconsin legislation regarding public unions & President Obama's efforts to pass health-care legislation. Instructor: Laura Smythe $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Education, Politics, Government [E-100343]
 Maritime History Adventure
Sunday, September 20, 2015 through Friday, September 25, 2015. We then explore underwater archaeology; the history of Door County's lighthouses; two scourges of the seas-pirates & wreckers; the story of millions of Africans caught up for three centuries in the slave trade; a history of maritime navigation; & sailing under false colors. We will conclude with a look at the future of the Arctic Ocean in light of global warming, oil, gas, & mineral deposits, international competition, & environmental concerns. Instructor: Hank Whipple $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Education, Boating, Historic [E-100342]
 Fall's Glorious Trees and Shrubs
Sunday, September 27, 2015 through Friday, October 2, 2015. We will learn about which different trees and shrubs grow in what places in Door County. Participants will learn how to identify species, which ones are conducive for landscaping, what conditions are suitable for their propagation based on their requirements, and how wildlife utilize them for food, protection, nesting material, and shelter. We will experience boreal forest, deciduous forest, cedar swamps, grasslands, and beach communities. Instructor Don Quintenz $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Education, Environment, Nature [E-100345]
 Introduction to Modern Day Bridge
Sunday, September 27, 2015 through Friday, October 2, 2015. This seminar is for absolute beginners as well as those who have a little experience but need a refresher on the basics. The class will cover the fundamentals of bridge: opening bids of one in a suit, take-out doubles, One No-Trump, Stayman & transfer bids, pre-emptive bidding, strong opening bids of Two No-Trump & Two Clubs, conventions of Gerber & Blackwood, declarer play, & defensive techniques. The instructor will be available throughout the week for supervised play. Instructor Carol Konrad $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Education, Games, Hobbies [E-100344]
 Watercolor: A Fresh Start
Sunday, September 27, 2015 through Friday, October 2, 2015. This watercolor seminar is designed for absolute beginners as well as for those who have had some experience painting with watercolor but need a refresher. Participants will explore basic traditional approaches to watercolor painting as well as fresh and experimental watercolor techniques. You will go home with the skills and tools to keep on painting. Instructor: Helen Klebesadel $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Education, Art, Hobbies [E-100346]
 Visions and Revisions: Starting Your Novel or Story and Revising It
Sunday, October 4, 2015 through Friday, October 9, 2015. This workshop is designed for both those who are just beginning to try their hands at writing fiction and those who have been writing a novel or stories for some time and want to find ways to deepen and enrich their work. We will discuss some of the elements of craft (character, dialogue, place, point of view, language and image, time management) that can better enable us to improve our writing & strategies for revision. Instructor: Dwight Allen $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Education, Writing, Hobbies [E-100347]
 Judges, Judgmentsand Justice?America's Courts in the New Age of Political Pres
Sunday, October 11, 2015 through Friday, October 16, 2015. How do judges come to their decisions? Does it matter whether they are male or female, young or old, straight or gay, liberal or conservative? And why, in recent years, have judicial campaigns come to resemble partisan battles? We will look at real cases & at real judges-acting alone in trial courts, acting together in appellate courts, and acting under influences, proper and improper-legal precedent, alcohol, emotional distress, money, political pressure. Instructor: Charles Schudson $805 double; $1,075 single; $395 commuter. Bjorklunden's magnificent lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor, WI, 7590 Boynton Lane, Bailey's Harbor, Door County. Call 920-839-2216. Subjects: Education, Politics, Government [E-100348]
 Farm Adventures May September & October
Saturday, May 2, 2015 through Monday, October 26, 2015. 10 am - 5 pm Weekends. Check our website for complete details. Hours, time and admission fee. Hope to see you at Busy Barns Adventure Farm. Check Website for admission fee. Busy Barns Adventure Farm, W7675 US Hwy 12, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County. Call 920-691-6742. Subjects: Families, Agriculture, Education [E-100460]
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