2021 Program Schedule

All meetings begin promptly at 7:30 pm and end at 9:00, followed by refreshments and conversation.

Informal socializing begins at 7:00 pm.

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February 8

Robin Chapman

Respondent: Rita Mae Reese

Occupation Poet: Where Do Poems Come From?

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March 8

Janice Sheppard

Respondent: Rev. Tonen O’Connor

Freeing the Heart When the Body is Confined: 

Teaching Meditation in Prison

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April 12

Brenda DeVita

Respondent: TBD

The Play’s the Thing: Planning a Successful Season at American Players Theatre

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May 10

Jim Lattis

Respondent: None

140 Years on the Frontiers: Washburn Observatory and the

Wisconsin Roots of Modern Astrophysics

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September 13

Steve Ackerman

 Respondent: Jon Martin

Wisconsin’s Changing Climate

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October 11

Scott Spoolman

Respondent: None



Wisconsin’s Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History

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November 8

Nick Schweitzer

Respondent: TBD

The Last Freie Gemeinde?—A History of the Free Congregation of Sauk County

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December 13

Clint Sprott

Respondent: TBD

Self-organization: Nature’s Intelligent Design