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UW-Eau Claire To Offer New Program for Senior Citizens
MAILED: Sept. 20, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will inaugurate a new monthly program for senior citizens on Friday, Oct. 4, to provide no-cost entertainment and educational experiences in partnership with the community.
The First Fridays colloquium will take place the first Friday of each month, Oct. through May (except Jan.), at no cost to the senior community.
First Fridays programs will be presented in the Memorial Lounge at Christ Church Cathedral, on the corner of Lake and Farwell streets in downtown Eau Claire. A free continental breakfast will precede each formal program. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast; the program will begin at 9 a.m.
Each session will feature a university or community presenter. Programs may include concerts and recitals, lectures, slide presentations, or demonstrations on a variety of topics — such as travel, film, the visual arts and the humanities, new technology, consumer hoaxes and frauds, and social programs geared specifically toward senior citizens.
The inaugural program on Oct. 4 will feature Laura Chellman, UW-Eau Claire director of health services, who will speak on “Tips for a Healthy Winter Season.” On Nov. 1, videographer Cynthia Gray-Mash will discuss “Embracing Art and Science: The Making of a Documentary,” and show her film, “Termespheres: Total Worlds.” The Dec. 6 program, titled “Sounds of the Holidays,” will feature Eu-Tu (ba), a UW-Eau Claire ensemble led by Jerry Young, and the UW-Eau Claire Voice Ensemble directed by Kathryn Proctor Duax.
The new endeavor is funded in part by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation Community Outreach Program for the Arts, by Christ Church Cathedral, and by a Downtown Eau Claire Business Improvement District grant.
Modeled on a successful program at Nebraska’s Wayne State College, First Fridays is coordinated by Beverly Soll and Jennifer Hinners of the UW-Eau Claire Activities and Programs office and Scott and Heather Kirby of Christ Church Cathedral.
For more information about First Fridays, or to be placed on a mailing list, call (715) 836-2787.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: September 20, 2002