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A Festival of Dance

Starts Jan. 2
Brian McCarthy will begin a new series titled "Festival of Dance" on Wednesday, January 2nd, with "Top Hat" featuring Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers. This series will replace "Residents' Favorite Music" for a short term. Future films to be aired will include "Shall We Dance?" with Fred Astaire on Jan. 3; "An American in Paris", starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, with music by the Gershwins, on Jan.5; "Romeo & Juliet" with Rudolph Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn on Jan.8; and "The Perfect Partner- ship", a documentary on Nureyev and Fonteyn, which features some of their famous duets, on January 10. All films will be shown in the Premier Room starting at 7 PM.

Unitarian Universalist Society

Meeting Jan. 9
The Unitarian Universalist Society will meet on Wednesday, January 9 at 3 PM in the Heights Chapel. Rev. Michael Schuler will speak on the topic "Religious Differences: Do They Matter?"

Center Post

Deadline Jan. 10 The Center Post is extending its deadline for articles until January 10. The regular deadline is the last Friday of the month but the holidays have interfered with the usual schedule. January issue is to be available around the middle of the month of January. Center Post Staff thanks all contributors.

Return Madison Public Library Books by Jan. 16

Please return all Madison Public Library loan collection books which you have borrowed from the Capitol Lakes Library by January 16. A new shipment will be delivered around that time.

Minivan Reservations

When scheduling appointments for which you intend to request a ride on the Capitol Lakes minivan, please remember to make your minivan reservation 3 full business days ahead of the appointment. For example, Thursday is the deadline for requesting a driver for a Tuesday appointment. (Saturday and Sunday are not business days.)

Health Tips from the Health Services Committee

Be sure to wear adequate clothing when you go out in the winter months. Remember how slippery ice and snow can be and wear sturdy shoes.

Bus Trips

Tuesday Jan. 8: Sauk City: Eagle Watching and Lunch at the Blue Spoon Cafè This trip is an annual favorite. Bring binoculars if you have them! We will depart at 10 AM from the MainGate entrance due to construction. Sign up at the MainGate desk now.

Hot Line Coming Soon

The Computer Committee is establishing a Capitol Lakes HOT-LINE that computer users can join. It will be exclusively for Capitol Lakes residents and will allow one to poll other residents, who are part of the group, about various things: Where to find a good steak dinner? Or Vegan restaurant? Where is the nearest State Park and what can you see or do there? Can anyone recommend a Dentist? An Attorney? A doctor? Where are you buying cheap gasoline now days? Whatever you would like to get some information on, you can ask your neighbors. It's like visiting over the back yard fence and it's absolutely FREE. More information and details will be coming in next week's Scoop.

Medication Collection

Jan. 7
Lynn Phelps will be in the Art Workshop (to the right when you exit the Heights elevators on the PL level) collecting old and unwanted medications (pills, liquids, ointments, etc.) on Monday, January 7 from 10:00 am to noon. Lynn will take them to the police station for disposal.

St. Vincent Donation Collection

Jan. 7
Drop your clean and useable donations for the St. Vincent's donation collection on Monday Jan. 7 from 8 AM to 4 PM. Please no computer parts, beds, recliners, or medical equipment.

Guest Room Notice

Guest rooms are no longer available on site. There are several hotels in close proximity to Capitol Lakes that you may contact for reservations:

Hyatt Place
333 W. Washington Ave

Best Western Inn On The Park
22 S. Carroll St.

Double Tree by Hilton
525 W. Johnson St.

9 E. Wilson St.

Lowell Center
(for UW Alumni only)
610 Langdon St.

Message from the President

President's Letter

How about Chef Noah and
his wonderful wait staff!
Both the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals were exceptional…
Read More (PDF).



Grand Hall Highlights

Art Opening - Tim Togstad
Friday, January 4 at 7 PM

A Festival of Dance
Multiple Dates

Anna Reiser Piano Recital
January 9 at 7 PM

Prairie Thunder Cloggers
Saturday, Jan. 12 at 10:30 AM

WI Youth Symphony Orch.
Saturday, Jan. 12 at 3 PM

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