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Memorial for Jean-Pierre Golay

There will be an exceptional music program in the Grand Hall at 2:00 pm on Sunday May 19, with a full reception afterwards. Everyone is invited to attend and honor Jean-Pierre's memory. In respect to the service and to the musicians, please silence all cell phones and refrain from doing needlework or other potentially distracting activities. The service will be recorded.

Resident Gallery Art

Capitol Lakes residents who have art work they would like displayed in the Residents Gallery should call
575-3154. The art work can be your own, a family member's, or art that you have collected. It does not need to be professional. Help will be given with the hanging and take down of the art.

Resident Speaker Series

Margaret Andreasen will host a Summer Speaker Series featuring Capitol Lakes residents. The series will start on June 10 at 7 PM with Margaret sharing her experiences as a television interviewer. If you have a story you would like to share about a career highlight, a World War II story, a hobby, or an unusual experience that might be of interest to others, please contact Margaret at 256-9312 or Mary Hanson at

UW Drawing Class

The UW Division of Continuing Studies will be holding a class at Capitol Lakes. "Drawing Fundamentals" which will be taught by Philip Salamone. It is a six week course and the fee is $75.00. The course number is 2518-14-LSA. Dates are June 22 – July 27, 2013, from 10:00 AM - Noon. If interested, call the Madison Registration Office at 608-265-2475 to register.

Podiatrist Here

June 6
Dr. Beck, the podiatrist, will be here for Independent Living residents on Thursday, June 6th. He will be seeing people between 9 am and 11:30 am. Please call Natasha Peterson, at 283-2088, if you would like to be seen.

Health Tips from the Health Services Committee

Tea companies assure us that decaf tea is just as rich in beneficial flavonoids as regular tea. Not true. The decaffeination process reduces the flavonoid content drastically. (from doctors at Harvard Medical School)

Adventure Trips

All trips depart from the Henry St. Circle entrance. Sign up at the MainGate desk starting the Friday before the departure date, unless otherwise indicated.

May 17, 4:30 PM - Friday Night Fish Fry - Fitzgerald's, Middleton Join us on the third Friday of the month for a Friday Night Fish Fry at an area restaurant. Capitol Lakes will provide transportation. Each person is responsible for the cost of their dinner. Share your restaurant suggestion by calling Mary at
283-2003. Sign up now.

May 21: Outdoor Art Tour (Part I): Olbrich Gardens Enjoy the blooms, but this time, keep your eyes open for the wonderful pieces of outdoor art which have been incorporated into the gardens. Accessibility is excellent for those using wheelchairs, and trams are available if you do not want to walk. A flyer with photos & information about the art will be provided. Lunch at Daisy Cafè and Cupcakery.

May 28: Circus World Museum, Baraboo

June 4: Outdoor Art Tour (Part II) Mary Hanson will host this tour of interesting outdoor art, including fountains, sculptures, an effigy tree, and numerous works by the prolific Madison artist Sid Boyum. Lunch at Monty's Blue Plate Diner.

June 11: International Crane Foundation, Baraboo

June 25: Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, Milwaukee

July 9: Paine Art Center & Gardens, Oshkosh Dale Chihuly Venetian Glass Exhibit.

Attention Marketing Ambassadors

There are several volunteer opportunities for an upcoming Marketing event on May 30, 2013 (If you are feeling ambitious and wish to work more than one shift, that's fine!):

Check-in Table (outside Encore Room)

  • 2:00-3:00 p.m.—3 people
  • 3:00-4:00 p.m.—3 people
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m.—3 people
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m.—2 people

Mingle/Answer Questions (in Encore Room)

  • 2:00-3:00 p.m.—3 people
  • 3:00-4:00 p.m.—3 people
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m.—3 people

If you are able to help, or have questions, please contact Morgan Czekalski at OR 283-2046. Once you have signed up to volunteer, you will receive more information about the event. Thank you for all of your help as Marketing Ambassadors, it's greatly appreciated!

Music Theatre of Madison

Presents a preview of Edgar Allan Poe's Nevermore

Thursday, May 23
7 PM Grand Hall

Take a dark, tumultuous journey into the mind that spun terrifying tales like The Fall of The House of Usher, The Tell Tale Heart, The Pit and The Pendulum, and many more. Nevermore explores Poe's relationship with the women in his life: His 13 year old wife, his childhood friend and soul mate, his absent mother, his adoptive mother, and an anonymous lady of the night. This abstract piece set to stunning music illustrates just what it was that sparked Poe's inspirations…and ultimately his doom.

Performers include Matthew Fayfer as Edgar Allan Poe; Natalie Perry as Virginia, his wife; Liz Griffith as Muddy, Virginia's mother; Mari Borowski as Elmira, Edgar's childhood friend; Isabel Cuddihy as the lady of the night; and Meghan Randolph as Edgar's mother.

Come and enjoy this preview of this production, which will be at the Bartell Theater from May 30 - June 1. To learn more, call MTM at 1-800-838-3006 or see the website.

Message from the President

President's Letter

Congratulations are in order for the Conroy family…
Read More (PDF).



Grand Hall Events

UW Steven Groth
Piano Recital

Friday, May 17, 3 PM

Community Orchestra
Wind Octet

Saturday, May 18, 7 PM

Jean-Pierre Golay
Memorial Service

Sunday, May 19, 2 PM

New Resident Happy Hour
Monday, May 20, 3:30 PM

Silver Linings Playbook

Tuesday, May 21, 7 PM

Rhapsodie String Quartet
Wednesday, May 22, 7 PM

Music Theatre of Madison
Edgar Alan Poe's

Thursday, May 23, 7 PM

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