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Lakes Area Music Festival
Welcome to our northland world of "learning without limit": no age limit, no depth limit, no topic limit.
Check our current offerings by clicking on the Calendar link; check our full offerings by category. Browse the other links to find out more about us.
People join Unlimited Learning for the learning opportunities and stay for the friendships and relationships they make.
UL hopes to provide provocative learning opportunities, create feeling of vitality and great social connections. We seek to provide for social opportunities to learn while having fun.
If you have an interest in a topic you would like to see presented, contact us.
* GERD and Obesity --
Tuesday, January 12, 1:30 – 3:30 P.M.
Dr. Paul A. Severson, co-director of MN
Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery in
Crosby, will focus on two of his surgical
specialties—gastro-esophageal reflux disease
(GERD) and obesity. Learn about revention,
symptoms, causes, diagnosis and current
minimally invasive treatment approaches.
* Northland Arboretum in Brainerd: Past,
Present, Future -
Tuesday, February 9, 1:30 – 3:30 P.M.
Mary Corrigan, Executive Director, will
share the story of the Arb’s 540 acres of
gardens, trails, wetlands and forests, with
year around programs that attract over
26,000 adults and children annually. She
will highlight the new Accessible Wellness
Fitness Trail for people of all ages and
* Great Decisions #1 -- Monday, February 15, 11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
The Middle East
* Loons and Environmental Disasters -
Tuesday, March 8, 1:30 – 3:00 P.M.
Carroll Henderson, MN Department of
Natural Resources Non-game Wildlife
Program supervisor, will present the latest
information from a four-year comprehensive
study of the health of Minnesota's loon
population. This was undertaken in response
to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the
Gulf of Mexico. He will discuss findings on
population counts, migration studies using
satellite telemetry, contamination studies of
eggs and of blood and feathers from live
catches, and examinations of dead loons.
* Great Decisions #2 -- Monday, March 21, 11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
The Rise of
* Frederick Weyerhaeuser and the
American West -
Tuesday, April 12, 1:30 – 3:30 P.M.
Author Judith Koll Healey will tell the
Weyerhaeuser story, describing how the 19th
century lumber magnate became one of the
foremost forces in our nation, meeting the
need for building materials for an expanding
population. Healey is also the author of two
* Great Decisions #3 -- Monday, April 18, 11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
* Special Program: How is U.S. Foreign
Policy Impacting the 2016 Presidential
Election? - Tuesday, April 26, 1:30 – 3:30 P.M.
How does the rest of the world view our
country’s upcoming presidential election?
What are the perceptions of US foreign policy
which might be supported or of concern to
world governments? Tom Hanson, Foreign
Service Diplomat for 25 years, will offer his
insights on varied attitudes, opinions and
beliefs surrounding the dynamics of this
important event. Great Decisions members
and the general public are invited to this
* Healthy You—Healthy Community -
Tuesday, May 10, 1:30 – 3:30 P.M.
Mary Marana, Executive Director of the
Crisis Line and Referral Service that serves
Crow Wing and surrounding counties, will describe the mental health and outreach
services her organization provides to
individuals and the general public. Hear
about her Suicide Prevention Program that is
active in 16 school districts.
* Elder Quest Film Series -
Fridays, May 6, 13, and 20, 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Enjoy films featuring mature adults with
their challenges and successes. Come view
and discuss thought provoking themes and
techniques led by Robert Yahnke PhD, Film
Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota.
This popular course fills up fast.
Registration/fee required. Bring or buy lunch.
* Great Decisions #4 - Monday, May 16, 11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
* Wild Rice: Culture and Conversations -
Tuesday, June 14, 1:30 – 3:30 P.M.
“Think carefully about losing wild rice,” is
the admonition of Dr. Annette Drewes, who
has studied the relationship between this
natural grain and the people who gather it.
Hear about Ojibwe ricing history and culture
and learn how to participate in the annual
harvest of native seed.
* Great Decisions #5 -- Monday, June 20, 11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
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Don’t forget to renew your UL membership, new membership for 2014-2015 begins July 1, 2014