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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Classes & Events

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/lifelonglearners/calendar.html

September

Thursday, September 6, 6-8 p.m. — Songwriters Showcase

Presenters: Musicians Dick Kimmel and Lori Mathiowetz
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

Monday, September 10, 2-4 p.m. —  Frank Lloyd Wright's HIstoric Park Inn Restoration (Free Event)

Location: Oak Terrace, 1570 Tower Blvd., North Manakto

Wednesday, September 12, 2-4 p.m. — Great Decisions (registered members only)

Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

Thursday, September 13, 2-4 p.m. — Afternoon Tea - CANCELLED

Location: Curiosi-Tea House, 1745 Commerce Drive, North Mankato

Tuesday, September 18, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. — Special Event: Tour of New SPAM Museum

See Special Events  for more details

Thursday, September 20, 2-4 p.m. — Boots on the Ground in Vietnam: a first-person experience

Presenter: Larry Kortuem, Vietnam Conflict veteran
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: Blue Earth County Historical Society, 424 Warren Street

Wednesday, September 26, 4-6 p.m. — Faith Sullivan Discusses Her Life as a Writer

Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 302 Warren St.

October

Thursday, October 4, 6-8 p.m. — Minnesota Water Quality: Seeking Harmony for Local Solutions

Presenter: Susie Carlin, Marine Biologist
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

Monday, October 8, 2-4 p.m. — A History of European Art

DVD instructor: Prof. William Kloss, Art Historian, Smithsonian Assoc. & Instit.
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: Willow Brook Cooperative, 700 Agency Trail, Mankato 1st Floor Great Room

Thursday, October 11, 2-4 p.m. — Afternoon Tea  (everyone welcome)

Location: Curiosi-Tea House, 1745 Commerce Drive, North Mankato

Thursday, October 11, 6-8 p.m. — Abraham Lincoln's Education: The Literature That Contributed to His Greatness

Presenter: Bryce Stenzel, BA, MA in History; author and costumed and historical Lincoln interpreter & re-enactor.
Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church (lower level), 302 Warren St

Monday, October 15, 2-4 p.m. — A History of European Art

DVD instructor: Prof. William Kloss, Art Historian, Smithsonian Assoc. & Instit.
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: Willow Brook Cooperative, 700 Agency Trail, Mankato 1st Floor Great Room

Tuesday, October 16, 2-4 p.m. — The Birds of New Zealand

Presenter: Dr. Merrill Frydendall, Ornithologist, Retired MSU Professor
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

Wednesday, October 17, 1-3 p.m. — Introduction to Naturopathic Medicine

Presenter: Dr. Jodi Kunkel, Naturopathic Doctor, Between the Bridges Healing Center
Sponsor: Sue Howard
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

Monday, October 22, 2-4 p.m. — A History of European Art

DVD instructor: Prof. William Kloss, Art Historian, Smithsonian Assoc. & Instit.
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: Willow Brook Cooperative, 700 Agency Trail, Mankato 1st Floor Great Room

Tuesday, October 23, 1-3 p.m. — Advances in Prosthetics-Restoring Function and Quality of Life

Presenter: Brandon Sampson, Founder and Prosthetist, Limb Lab
Sponsor: Larry Schmidt
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

Monday, October 29, 2-4 p.m. — A History of European Art

DVD instructor: Prof. William Kloss, Art Historian, Smithsonian Assoc. & Instit.
Sponsor: Al Berner
Location: Willow Brook Cooperative, 700 Agency Trail, Mankato 1st Floor Great Room

Tuesday, October 30, 2-4 p.m. — Organics Recycling - How, When, Why, and What

Presenters: Jane Dow, involved in environmental initiatives, Mankato Zero Waste
Betty Winkworth, environmental initiatives
Sponsor: Sue Howard
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

November

Thursday, November 1, 2-4 p.m. — West Side Story and Much More

Presenter: Dr. Allen Wortman, semi-retired MSU Music Professor

Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church (lower level), 302 Warren St. Mankato

Friday, November 2, 2-4 p.m. — Thinking About Evil

Presenter: Ron Yezzi, retired Philosophy Professor, MSU

Sponsor: Ron Yezzi
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church (lower level), 302 Warren St. Mankato

Monday, November 5, 2-4 p.m. — The World’s Greatest Geologic Wonders

DVD instructor: Dr. Michael Wysession, Washington University

Sponsors: Al Berner & Joe Carlson
Location: Oak Terrace, 1570 Tower Blvd., North Mankato

Thursday, November 8, 2-4 p.m. — West Side Story and Much More

Presenter: Dr. Allen Wortman, semi-retired MSU Music Professor

Sponsor: Carlienne Frisch
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church (lower level), 302 Warren St. Mankato

Friday, November 9, 2-4 p.m. — Free Will vs. Determinism 1: What Do Philosophers Say?

Presenter: Ron Yezzi, retired Philosophy Professor, MSU

Sponsor: Ron Yezzi
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church (lower level), 302 Warren St. Mankato

Monday, November 12, 2-4 p.m. — The World’s Greatest Geologic Wonders

DVD instructor: Dr. Michael Wysession, Washington University

Sponsors: Al Berner & Joe Carlson
Location: Oak Terrace, 1570 Tower Blvd., North Mankato

Friday, November 16, 2-4 p.m. — Free Will vs. Determinism 2: What Do Philosophers Say?

Presenter: Ron Yezzi, retired Philosophy Professor, MSU

Sponsor: Ron Yezzi
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church (lower level), 302 Warren St. Mankato

Monday, November 19, 2-4 p.m. — The World’s Greatest Geologic Wonders

DVD instructor: Dr. Michael Wysession, Washington University

Sponsors: Al Berner & Joe Carlson
Location: Oak Terrace, 1570 Tower Blvd., North Mankato

December

Monday, December 3, 2-4 p.m. — The World’s Greatest Geologic Wonders

DVD instructor: Dr. Michael Wysession, Washington University

Sponsors: Al Berner & Joe Carlson
Location: Oak Terrace, 1570 Tower Blvd., North Mankato

Wednesday, December 5, 2-4 p.m. — Paws for Friendships – Therapy Dogs

Presenter: Barb Maher, dog presentation scheduler

Sponsor: Sue Howard
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

Thursday, December 6, 2-4 p.m. — Holiday Afternoon Tea (High Tea)

Limited seating.  Contact the office to register.

Location: Curiosi-Tea House, 1745 Commerce Drive, North Mankato

Monday, December 10, 2-4 p.m. — Meditation: What It’s All About

Presenter: Bhante Sathi, Buddhist Monk from Sri Lanka Sponsor: Tricia Nienow
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

Wednesday, December 12, 4-6 p.m. — Images of the Sacred: Cultural Symbols, Evolution, and Diffusion

 Presenter: Barbara Keating, retired Professor of Sociology, MSU

Sponsor: Sue Howard
Location: Children’s Museum, 224 Lamm Street

Friday, December 14 - Holiday Luncheon

details coming soon

Location:  Mankato Golf Club

January

Saturday, January 19 - Tom Hanson Returns

details coming soon

 

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