Redefining the Classroom

Lake Superior Elders (LSE) NewsLetter

Fall Semester Schedule 2015

All classes are at the Cisler Center unless another location is specified.

September 9, 2015, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. -  Annual Membership Drive and History of the Soo Theatre, with Colleen Arbic.  Join us at the LSSU Crow's nest at 1:00 p.m.  Snacks will be served while you enroll for another year of LSSU Elder fun and learning.  At 2:00 p.m. Colleen will share her experiences with the Soo Theatre.  

September 16, 2015, Wednesday, 2:00. p.m. – AuSable Lighthouse and Teddy Roosevelt – presented by Mikel Classen.  Come learn about the AuSable Lighthouse and Teddy Roosevelt and the Marquette Libel Trial.   Find out about history during the early and current time in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.    

September 22, Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. -  F.A.N.  Families Against Narcotics presented by Shirley Farnquist and other FAN Board Members.   They will present information on the purpose of the organization and its activities.  Any individual that watches television or the newspapers is aware of the growing problems of drug abuse within our community.  FAN members are working to raise awareness of the problems and of treatments available for those caught up in addiction.

September 30, 2015, Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. - Canadian Fall Tour and Dinner.  Join us for our annual fall color tour approximately 40 miles north of Sault, Ontario.  Our tour will start at the Pancake Bay Trading Post and Canadian Wood Carver and Craft Store just north of Batchewana Bay.  Next we will have a delicious dinner at the famous Salzburger Hof Restaurant at Batchewana Bay. They specialize in German and American food.   A charge of $5.00 for non drivers will be necessary to assist for travel costs.    Make your reservation by Wednesday, September 23 with Sandy Hope at 635-2802.   Each individual is responsible for the cost of their own dinner.  We will meet at the Norris Center at 2:15 p.m. and plan to depart from there at 2:30 p.m.    Be sure to bring your passport or other international travel document.  

October 7, 2015, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. - Introduction to the Game of Bridge – presented by Shirley Perkins .   This event will be held at the Avery Center.   Learn about the game of bridge.  We will meet at the Avery Center main lobby at 1:45 p.m.  

October 14, 2015, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. -  Department of Natural Resources – presented by Scott Slavin.   Learn about the roles and responsibilities of the DNR officers.   The DNR has provided our community with new boat launches.  Learn about how they are building a stronger bridge between SSM and Brimley and other areas.   Find out about their work with community partners. MONTHLY PROGRAM     

October 21, Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - Trip to Cross Village and lunch at The Leggs Inn.  We will leave from the Norris Center parking lot at 9:00 a.m. to arrive at Cross Village for lunch at 12 noon.  The Leggs Inn does not take reservations so we must be in line before 12:00.  This is a world famous Polish restaurant in a Michigan historic site.  We will also stop at an apple orchard in Cross Village so be ready to stock up on their just off the tree apples.  After lunch we can take the tree lined drive to Harbor Springs for shopping and some Fall Color.

October 28, 2015, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. – Emily and Me – the Timeless Poet – presented by Allen Demroske.   Mr. Demroske will give us a passionate presentation on poetry by Emily Dickenson with the hope that she will become our own personal favorite poet.  

November 4, 2015, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. – Michigan State Police – presented by Trooper Ailene Bitnar, #920.  Learn about her role as a Community Service Trooper and about the roles and responsibilities of the State Police.   She will explain the differences between services provided by the State Police, the Sheriff's Department, City Police Department, and the Tribal Police Department.    

November 11, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. - Oliver Turner City Manager.  Oliver Turner has been City Manager for a year.  What are the challenges, successes in that year?  What are future plans for the city?  Come share your ideas with our City Manager. MONTHLY PROGRAM

November 19, 2015, Thursday, 2:00 p.m. – South of the Border with Carol Campagna and Deb McPherson.   Carol and Deb have graciously agreed to help us with another cooking class.   This year's theme will be “South of the Border” ensuring a definite Tex-Mex flavor to the meal and décor. Come and help us prepare our dinner which is always great fun.  We will meet at St. Joseph's Church Hall on Minneapolis Street at 2:00 p.m. and will end our dining experience at approximately 6:00 p.m.  Cost is $15.00 per person.  Sign up early to reserve your spot.   Call Sandy Hope at 635-2802 to preregister and arrange payment by November 5, 2015.  There is a limit of 20 people. 

December 9, 2015, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. -  Annual Christmas Program – Cisler Center, Crow's Nest.  We have invited Dottie Case, and one of the groups she directs at STARS, New Horizon Strings, to perform for our Christmas party.   We invited them to join us for snacks at 2:00 p.m.    After they finish their snacks, they will play Christmas music for us.   This group is made up of retirees and adult beginners, who started to play later in life.   One of our Elder members, Marion McLeod, performs in this group.   This will be a fun afternoon.   So come join us, and get in the Christmas spirit.   Members may bring a guest if they wish at no charge.  Please call Sandy at 635-2802 for reservations by December 2,  2015.