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March 2020

The Amazing Flora and Fauna of Costa Rica

March 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stonefield Apartments, 407 E. Madison St.
Dodgeville, WI 53533 United States
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Free

The Uplands Garden Club invites all interested to their monthly meeting. Ryan Fox and family will present on "The Amazing Flora and Fauna of Costa Rica" and show photos of their adventures there. All are welcome.

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Winter Lyceum: Groundwater and the Movement of Contaminants

March 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Platteville Municipal Auditorium, 75 W. Bonson St.
Platteville, WI United States
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$4 – $20

Wisconsin State Geologist and director of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Ken Bradbury presents the latest research on regional ground water quality, including the presence and transport of viruses and other contaminants in groundwater.

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CANCELED: Winter Lyceum: Tim Fox Presents “Journeys: An Ice Age Adventure”

March 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Platteville Municipal Auditorium, 75 W. Bonson St.
Platteville, WI United States
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Wisconsin author Tim Fox presents his children’s book “Journeys: An Ice Age Adventure” about 12-year-old Mark Jamison and his 10 year-old brother, Barry, who travel 11,000 years into Wisconsin's Ice Age past. In a land of giants, they come to know mastodons and Paleo Indians. Together, they undertake a journey that will challenge their survival and forever impact their hearts. Book signing will follow.

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CANCELED: Mineral Point Historical Society Winter: Lyceum Series: Henry Dodge and the War Against Blackhawk, 1832

March 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
United Methodist Church, 400 Doty St.
Mineral Point, WI 53565 United States
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Henry Dodge, first Territorial governor of Wisconsin, is a well-known Midwestern figure. Historian Tracey Lee Roberts will shed light on Dodge’s command of his Michigan Mounted Volunteers in the conflict known as the Blackhawk War. Viewing Blackhawk and his people as an existential threat to his way of life, Dodge reached new heights of fame when Blackhawk’s Band was decimated. Everyone is welcome. The program is free, although donations to the society’s programming are gratefully accepted. Refreshments follow. Annual membership…

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October 2020

Virtual Lecture: Slavery in Platteville, Part 2: The Rountree Family

October 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums, 405 E. Main St.
Platteville, WI United States
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James Hibbard chronicles Platteville founder John H. Rountree’s ownership of slaves in this second of a three-part series. Free, registration required.

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January 2021

Lecture and Film Series: “From Military Facility to Green Space: The Amazing Transformation of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant” (Virtual)

January 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
River Arts on Water Gallery, 590 Water St.
Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 United States
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Free; registration required. SOLD OUT: Click here to be added to the Waiting List In 1997, when the U.S. Army announced the decommissioning of the 7,400-acre Badger Army Ammunition Plant located between Sauk City and Baraboo, a group of conservation-minded citizens joined forces to actively promote a “green vision” for the property.  That group of citizens and local organizations evolved into what is now the Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance. In 2001, a formal document, the “Badger Reuse Plan,” adopted by…

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(Virtual) The Game Is Afoot: The Meaning & Practice of Detective Fiction

January 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Galena Public Library, 601 S. Bench St
Galena, 61036
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Free

The Galena Lit Fest presents this free virtual program exploring the conditions that prompted the rise of the detective as a popular literary figure. What is a detective and why is the act or art of detection so appealing? How does the genre speak to us as writers and readers, especially those interested in creating their own detective fiction? Since the middle part of the 19th century, “detective fiction” has captivated readers with the adventures and crime-solving acumen of boy…

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Lecture and Film Series: “Decoding the Driftless: A film of Science Exploration and Adventure” (Virtual)

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
River Arts on Water Gallery, 590 Water St.
Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 United States
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Join us for a wild ride of adventure above, on and below the amazing Driftless Region! Emmy-winning filmmakers George Howe, Tim Jacobson, Rob Nelson and Neil Rettig have teamed up with Jonas Stenstrom of Untamed Science to capture fantastic footage of the Driftless Region, and weave it into a compelling story, in a way never done before. You’ll soar over ancient rugged bluffs, skim the surface of primordial rivers, venture deep underground to mysterious secret worlds, marvel at sacred archeological…

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(Virtual) Talking Leaves: Native American Storytelling and Poetry

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Galena Public Library, 601 S. Bench St
Galena, 61036
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Free

The Galena Lit Fest an interactive lecture focusing on the importance of Native American oral storytelling and the themes found within. This presentation will start with an overview of Native American oral traditions and the importance of storytelling, focusing on the different types of stories and poems —spiritual, cosmogonic, memorial, etc. — told by a handful of the 570+ federally recognized tribes. It will discuss both oral tradition and the importance of the storyteller figure historically, and we will together…

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April 2021

(Virtual) Monarch Butterflies: Flagship Conservation for a Beloved Species

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Please join us for our second We are Sauk Prairie online lecture of the season, "Monarch Butterflies: Flagship Conservation for a Beloved Species" via web conference. Katie-Lyn Bunney, education coordinator for the Monarch Joint Venture, will be speaking. Participation is FREE, but donations are always appreciated at www.saukprairievision.org/donations Katie-Lyn Bunney is the education coordinator for the Monarch Joint Venture, a nonprofit working to conserve monarch butterflies and their migration through partnership, habitat, science and education. Katie-Lyn coordinates MJV’s education and…

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