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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 professional. Help will be given with 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, 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 is 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.

Library News

A list of books purchased this month is on the library bulletin board. These, and others new since late 2012 are on our New Shelves. Madison loan books have been shifted so look at shelf signs. Please go through books on your book shelves to be sure no library book has been inadvertently mixed with your collection. We are redoing the inventory. Thank you.

Health Tips from the Health Services Committee

You can skip the half marathon this weekend. Studies show brisk walking (3-4 miles an hour) reduces heart disease and stroke rates in women as much as vigorous exercise. (From the 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 28: Circus World Museum, Baraboo
$14.95 includes circus show at 11 AM, access to the museum, and other live programs. Lunch can be purchased at the museum. This site is fully accessible. We will depart early - 9:15 AM!

June 4: Outdoor Art Tour (Part II) Mary Hanson hosts this tour of interesting outdoor art in Madison sculptures, fountains, an effigy tree, and a number of curious works by Madison artist Sid Boyum populating the Atwood Avenue neighborhood. This is a riding tour no walking necessary. We'll eat at Monty's Blue Plate Diner.

June 11: International Crane Foundation, Baraboo $7 fee per person includes a video and a walking tour outside on paved paths. We have reserved their pagoda at noon, so bring along a bag lunch.
Departs 9 AM!

June 25: Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes), Milwaukee

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

Resident Directory Change

Sunny Adler's new phone number is 268-6785. Please change it in your directory.

New Resident Welcome

Welcome to our newest resident, Arlene Ellingson, who will be moving into Heights #806 on May 28th. She is coming to us from Waunakee.

Wisconsin Senior Games here June 7

The Aquatic and Wellness Center is excited to once again host the Wisconsin Senior Games! On Friday, June 7th, the competition will start at 1:00 PM with varying races, strokes, ages, and ability levels, and will conclude about 3 PM. Residents are invited to head down to the pool to watch the Games. If you would like more information or are interested in participating, please visit their website.

Tornado Alerts

In the event of a tornado watch or warning, Capitol Lakes will inform residents of Heights and MainGate through our emergency notification system, "One Call Now". Residents who wish to seek shelter away from their apartment may do so in one of the designated tornado shelters on the lower levels of MainGate and Heights. Those areas are identified with a tornado shelter sign.

Computer Committee Notice

Interested residents may want to check into the following Madison College (formerly MATC) computer classes, as listed in their catalog. These classes will be held downtown.

Windows 7/8 Intro
Wednesdays, 6/5 - 7/3, from 6-9 p.m. $135 fee. Downtown MATC Education Center, 211 N Carroll St

Facebook-Connect with Friends
Mondays, 6/3 - 6/17, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. $32 fee. Madison Senior Center

MS Word: Workshop
Mondays, 6/24 - 7/1, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. $23 fee. Madison Senior Center

Registration is required as an MATC student. Call
246-6210 or online. You will need your SS#. Transportation can be arranged for the day programs at the MG Desk-request 3 days in advance.

Opera Film

"The Threepenny Opera" will be shown on Monday, May 27, 7:00pm in Grand Hall. The sly, irresistible melodies of composer Kurt Weill and the daring of dramatist Bertolt Brecht come together on-screen in this classic film adaptation of the Weimarera theatrical sensation. Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, "The Threepenny Opera" follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. "The Threepenny Opera" challenged conventional notions of propriety as well as those of theatre when it was first produced. "The Threepenny Opera" is an early example of the modern musical comedy genre. Its score is deeply influenced by jazz. By 1933, when Brecht and Weill were forced to leave Germany, their play had been translated into 18 languages and performed more than 10,000 times on European stages. With its palpable evocation of corruption and dread and with Lotte Lenya singing the role of Jenny, this adaptation of the 1931 film is a benchmark of early sound cinema. The Opera Committee invites everyone to enjoy this true classic on Monday evening, May 27, at 7:00 PM in the Grand Hall. (110 minutes - subtitles in English)

Dining Services Notice

Effective Saturday, June 1, there will be a $2.00 service charge for all meal deliveries. As always, there is a minimum purchase of $5.00 on all deliveries.

Capitol Lakes Foundation Board

2013 Resident Representative Election

According to Capitol Lakes Foundation by-laws, there are three resident representative seats on the Board. Each seat is a three year term with full voting rights on the Capitol Lakes Foundation Board. The term for one resident representative seat ends each year on July 31. The term that is ending this year is that of Dan Cornwell. Dan, as an incumbent, may stand for renewal (The limit is two consecutive 3-yr. terms.) Residents may self-nominate, or they may nominate other residents whom they believe will be able to serve well in this role. The deadline for nominations is June 5. Candidates' statements will be published in future editions of the Scoop. This seat is filled by a general election open to all Capitol Lakes residents, which will take place at 11:30 AM on Tuesday June 18 in the Grand Hall. Even if there is only one candidate for this position, an election must still be held. The new director will become an official member of the Capitol Lakes Foundation Board at the September 24 meeting. They are also welcome to attend the July 23 board meeting prior to taking office. Read more

Message from the President

President's Letter

Yesterday's massive destructive tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma is a sad reminder…
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Events This Week

Bella Musica Friday
May 24, 7 PM
Grand Hall

Memorial Day Cookout
Monday May 27
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Garden Plaza/Seasons

Very Special
Arts Choir

Saturday, May 25, 2 PM
Health Center Auditorium

Matthew Lee
Piano/Violin Recital

Monday, May 26, 2 PM
Grand Hall

Madison Yiddish Choir
Tuesday, May 27, 7 PM
Grand Hall

Jim Kellerman &
Steven Hobert

Friday, May 31, 7 PM
Grand Hall

Rebecca Jin
Piano/Violin Recital

Saturday, June 1, 7 PM
Grand Hall

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