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Lake Superior Elders (LSE) NewsLetter

Fall Semester Schedule 2014

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

September 10, 2014, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.: Annual Membership Drive in the Crow’s Nest of the Cisler Center.
Light refreshments will be served while you enroll for another year of LSSU Elder fun and learning. At 2:00 p.m. Morrie Walworthy, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, will share information about LSSU program highlights, student accomplishments, and unique experiential learning environments such as the nursing program, robotics lab, aquatics research, a nd the environmental analysis lab.

September 16, 2014, Tuesday, 2:00. p.m. – Got S.T.A.R.S. in Your Eyes?? - Presented by Chrissy Johnston and Karen Hughes-Beacom.
Want to know more about what is happening at Soo Theatre and the behind-the-scenes drama? We have headliner Administrative Assistant Chrissy Johnston from the front desk to entertain us with an informal talk and a DVD that features Soo Theatre history. There will also be a brief encore with Karen Hughes-Beacom , Artistic Director, who will be showing us a DVD of some of the performances at the Soo Theatre.
September 24, 2014, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m., Native American: Healing Circle presented by Alicia Gervais of Northern Life Studio.
Alicia is a certified holistic Life Coach, a trained Breath-Worker, and Hoop Dance instructor. She is a member of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians that honors the Anishinaabe traditions that she will share with us!

October 1, 2014, Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. – Canadian Fall Color Tour.
Join us for a breathtaking fall color tour along Canadian Highway 17 North. Our first stop will be at the Canadian Woodcarver Art Gallery where you will experience a visual treat of local and Native art, handcrafted from indigenous woods. All pieces are available for purchase. Our tour will culminate with a sumptuous dinner at the Salzburger Hof Restaurant in Batchawana Bay, Ontario. 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 . The restaurant sits on a bluff overlooking beautiful Lake Superior and features authentic German and Austrian cuisine, as well as classic North American fare. This is truly fine dining at its best, with outstanding food and service. The average entrée costs approximately $21.00, plus 13% Canadian tax, and then add a gratuity. Plan on spending approximately $30.00 for dinner (without an alcoholic beverage). They will accept cash, either Canadian or American, or credit cards. You will also need to contribute $5.00 toward bridge fare and gas if you are a non-driver. If you plan to participate in this trip, you need to call Sandy Hope at 635-2802 by Monday, September 29, so that you can be part of the count we will provide to the restaurant. Remember to bring your appetite!

October 8, 2014, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. Chippewa County Community Foundation – presented by Debbie Jones.
Debbie Jones, Chippewa County Community Foundation Director, will tell us all the good things this organization does for our County. From scholarships to grants for projects that benefit people around the county, this organization impacts us all in many important and positive ways. Attend this program and be in the know!

October 9, 2014, Thursday, 5:00 p.m. – Christopher Columbus Hall Revisited
Let’s pretend we are Italian and dig into Michigan’s best meatball and pasta dinner. We will meet at 5:00 p.m. at the Christopher Columbus Hall, located on Sheridan Drive in the Sault, to enjoy fellowship, Italian Yooper, et al. Each dine r is responsible for the cost of their meal.

October 15, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. Ghost Stories and Hauntings in the Great Lakes presented by Tim Ellis and Brad Blair.
Just in time for Halloween and back by popular demand, Tim Ellis and Brad Blair of the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society will regale us with their stories a nd expert knowledge of actual hauntings and supernatural events occurring in the Great Lakes a nd our local area. Come meet the ghosts and supernatural residents of Sault Ste. Marie.

Week of October 20, Planetarium at Lake State
We will meet at the front entrance to Crawford Hall. Come view the fall constellations at the planetarium in Crawford Hall. There is also a full dome video showing the installation of this new state of the art telescope. We will have the exact date and time for this program shortly after classes st art at Lake State.

October 29, 2014, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. – Helena Wollan – LSSU Student and intern at Glamour Magazine, et al.
Join us for an exciting presentation from Helena Wollan who is a Sault Ste. Marie resident currently attending LSSU . She will be talking about her internship experiences in New York City for Glamour magazine in 2012, her internship this past summer in Los Angeles with a jewelry showroom that represents several lines, and her experience attending fashion week in Las Vegas for a tradeshow . She has also put on two fantastic fashion shows at LSSU which have raised over $3200 for the American Cancer Society.

November 3, 2014, Monday, 2:00 p.m. – Tour Smart Zone Simulation Facility and dine at Applebee’s.
J Ever wonder how doctors and nurses learn to do all of the more intricate medical procedures before they let them loose on real people? Come and find out first hand at the new medical simulation facility located in the new Smart Zone building at 234 5 Meridian St. in the Sault (between the Secretary of Stat e and Precision Edge). Elders will meet promptly at 1:45 in the parking lot behind the Smart Zone building. Join us at Applebee’s for an afternoon snack or an early dinner after the tour.

November 12, 2014, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. – Multi-Cultural Diversity Team – presented by Cindi Boucher, LSSU Instructor.
We have a fabulous range of ethnic groups in our small town of Sault Ste. Marie. Let’s get better acquainted and find out how their diversity enhances our lives both in the pa st and present.

November 20, 2014, Thursday, 2:00 p.m. – A Spanish Experience with Carol Campagna and Deb McPherson.
Experience the wonderful cuisine of Spain as Carol Campagna and Deb McPherson once again lead us in preparing some delicious foods native to this country. 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 632-2802 to preregister and arrange payment by November 13, 2014 .

December 3, 2014, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. – Meet Dolly Madison: the Grand First Lady – presented by Dr. Moody.
Professor James Moody is back with a program for the LSE titled, “Meet Dolly Madison: the Grand First Lady, 1790 to 1848”, who danced with every president from Washington to Zachary Taylor. Don’t miss this entertaining presentation by one of our favorite LSSU professors.

December 10, 2014, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.: Annual Christmas Program – Cisler Center, Crow’s Nest.
In keeping with our celebration of the end of the War of 1812, and the importance of Sault Ste. Marie in the conflict, we are pleased to bring Susan Askwith and Paul Stanaway to our celebration. They will perform their own songs in addition to other traditional and modern pieces to help in the celebration of this important event in our history. Members may bring a guest if they wish at no charge. Light refreshments will be served. Please call Sandy Hope by Thursday, December 4 at 635-2802 for reservations.


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