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UW Spring Showcase Series Resumes

We welcome the return of the Wisconsin Alumni Association's UW Spring Showcase Series on Thursday February 21 at 7:00 PM in the Grand Hall. The topic, "Are Libraries Dead in a Digital World?", will be presented by Professor Kristin R. Eschenfelder and Associate Professor Catherine Arnott Smith, UW School of Library and Information Studies The public is welcome to attend this special event.

Abrahamic Religions Presentation

Charles L. Cohen, the director of The Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions (LISAR) and Professor of History and Religious Studies at UW Madison, will introduce to us work of The Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions. This presentation is scheduled for 1:30 PM on Monday, February 18 in the Grand Hall.

Carmen Rumbaut Buddhist Presentation

Explore the Buddhist Way: specific methods to cope with loss, pain and suffering, with Carmen Rumbaut on Friday February 22 in the Heights Chapel on Capitol Level.

Skype Class at Madison Senior Center

Feb. 20
A Skype class will be held Wednesday, February 20 from 9:30–11:30 am at the Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin Street. There is a $12 fee. Call 266-6581 to register. You can use this free computer program to talk "face to face" via the Internet. Call Barb at the MainGate desk, 283-2000, to arrange transportation to the class.

Flu Season Precautions

Help stop the spread of the flu. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough and sneeze. Avoid close contact with sick people. If you do get the flu, stay at home. Call to order meal delivery. Stay in your apartment for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone. Notify Natasha, our social worker, at 283-2088. Seek medical attention if needed! Flu shots are still available. Call Natasha, 283-2088 to schedule a flu shot.

Health Tips from the Health Services Committee

Dr. Bill Rock says "Practice optimism and let go of stress!"

Adventure Trips

All trips will depart from the MainGate entrance while the remodeling of the Henry St. entrance is under way. Sign up for vans at the MainGate desk on the Friday before the departure date, unless otherwise indicated.

The Jet Room Cafè

Tuesday, Feb. 19
Enjoy delicious food from an unusual vantage point inside of Wisconsin Aviation, a small airport on Madison's North side. You'll be able to watch planes land and take off as you eat!

CSA Baskets

Just a reminder that if you are interested receiving for CSA baskets from Matt Becker, that the deadline for signing up is March 1st, or whenever the last four slots are filled. Flyers with full details were delivered to apartments a few weeks ago. Contact Noah at 283-2108 with questions.

Opera Committee

The CLRA Opera Committee presents opera films for all residents @ 7 p.m. on the 4th and 5th Monday of each month. (The occasional 5th Monday is used in conjunction with the preceding 4th Monday to schedule overly-long operas.) The 2013 schedule is as follows:

  • Feb. 25: "Adriana Lecouvreur" by Cilea (150 minutes)
  • March 25: Movie "Topsy-Turvy," the 1999 musical drama directed by Mike Leigh and based upon the historic collaboration of William S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan (160 minutes)
  • April 22 & April 29: "Der Rosenkavalier" by R. Strauss (total: 197 minutes)
  • May 27: "Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny" by Kurt Weill (135 minutes)
  • June 24: "Elixir of Love" by Donizetti (130 minutes)
  • July 22 & July 29: "Pinocchio" by Jonathan Dove (total: 213 minutes)
  • August: no opera film

(John Kruse, Chair of the CLRA Opera Committee)


The Podiatrist will be at Capitol Lakes for Heights and Main Gate residents on Fri- day February 22nd. Please call Natasha Peterson @ 283-2088 for an appointment or with any questions.

Attention Marketing Ambassadors:

There are several volunteer opportunities for an upcoming Marketing event on February 28, 2013 from 10:00am-12:00pm. If you are interested in helping, please call Morgan by February 20. She will then contact you, confirm times, and provide specific event information. If you have any questions please call Morgan Czekalski at OR 283-2046.

Voting in the February 19 Primary Election

This is the Spring Primary Election for Judicial Offices and School Board.

Absentee Ballots. To vote by absentee ballot, you must be registered at your current address. If you have done this before, remember that you must renew your request for each calendar year unless you are on the Permanent Absentee Ballot List. If you are unsure of your status, call the Madison City Clerk's office, 266-4601.

Voting on Election Day. Capitol Lakes Grand Hall is our polling place. To vote, you will have to be registered at your current address, including Apartment Number. You will NOT need a Voter ID.

You can register at the polls on Election Day. To do this, you must present acceptable written evidence of residence address. In addition, be prepared to provide the number on your Wisconsin Driver's License or Wisconsin ID card if one has been issued or, otherwise, the last four digits of your Social Security Number.

Unsure of Your Voter Registration Status? Call the City Clerk's Office (266-4601) or go to

An Election Information Notebook with sample ballot and the League of Women Voters' Candidate's Answers will be placed in the Library on Floor C.

Brochures from the Madison City Clerk's Office are available for pickup at the Free Speech Bulletin Board on Floor C.

QUESTIONS? Call Dan Cornwell, 233-4990; Sally Drew, 251-3406; June Blanchard, 238-7337; Wanda Williamson, 658-1228; or the City Clerk's Office, 266-4601.

Library Update

Good News! The Madison Public Library Loan Books are on the shelves. The newest purchased and donated books are on the cart to the left of the library windows. Enjoy!

One Call Now

Capitol Lakes uses an electronic notification system called One Call Now to communicate with residents and employees. It is an easy and immediate way for Capitol Lakes to send emergency as well as everyday messages to residents and staff. Residents will receive these messages by telephone. Please be aware that there will be a short pause on your phone before the alert tone and message are heard. The introduction to all messages will be: "The following is an important message from Capitol Lakes Retirement Community." We ask that residents listen for the message following this introduction to receive important information.

Art Films

Monday, February 18
"Luncheon on the Grass" by Eduard Manet: this painting created a scandal when Manet showed it in 1863. The story behind the painting proves even more scandalous. (Some of this material we have seen before.) "The Arnolfini Marriage" by Jan van Eyck: A simple wedding portrait? An artistic testimony to a disputed marriage? A religious allegory? A bold new interpretation answers this painting's many mysteries.

Message from the President

President's Letter

One evening last week Marcia Langston and I were peering in the Seasons window…
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Grand Hall Highlights

Carreon & Marie Pauls
Viola Recital

Friday Feb. 15, 7 PM

Madison Institute
"Public Schools Under Attack"

Saturday Feb. 16, 9 AM

Katie Reimer Piano Recital
Sunday Feb. 17 at 2 PM

"Wisconsin's Wetland Gems"
Tuesday Feb. 19 at 7 PM

The Nefrons
Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 PM

Trinity Irish Dancers
Saturday, Feb. 23 at 3 PM

Capitol Lakes, 333 W. Main Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
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