Trouble viewing? Click here

Capitol Lakes Scoop Newsletter
Download a PDF of this Issue PDF File

Dr. Zorba Paster Presentation

The Spiritual Life Committee invites you to attend Dr. Zorba Paster's talk: "How to Live A Long Sweet Life" on Friday, September 13 at 10 AM in the Grand Hall. Dr. Paster, who is a very interesting and entertaining speaker, will be the guest speaker at the Ninth Annual Conference of Spirituality and Aging. This event is free and open to public, and a large crowd is expected. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis, with overflow seating in the Premier Room. The program can also be seen on Channel 4. Robert Zorba Paster, MD, is a physician and radio show host. Paster, who was born and raised in Chicago, hosts a weekly radio call-in show on personal health issues called "Zorba Paster on Your Health".

Heights Circle Drive Closed for Resurfacing

The Heights Circle Drive will be closed the week of September 9th (all week) to re-surface the parking lot. All visitors, buses, car pick-up and emergency services will need to access the Heights though Main Gate. Also workers will be re-doing the patio deck outside the Henry Street Café. This work will take approx 3 weeks.

Sacred Site Trip Display

A display about our recent Sacred Site Trip to Sinsinawa Mound Center is on the Capitol Level across from the Heights Chapel. Stop by and take a look!

Debra Bushy Exhibit

We welcome our the new art exhibit, featuring the work of Debra Bushy. Debra works in latex and mixed media. Her paintings feature prairie grasses and scenes and koi fish. She is interested in the quiet beauty and uncertain grace of the tall grass prairie and incorporates a serene landscape and patterned grass that come together creating moments of change. Termed "living jewels", koi have enchanted artists for centuries. The images of koi are her homage to mother nature. Debra's paintings will be featured during Gallery Night on October 4.

Health Tips from the Health Services Committee

Smile as you greet strangers in the halls and elevators. They may be new or potential residents of Capitol Lakes.

Adventure Trips

All trips depart from the Henry St. Circle entrance. Sign up at the MainGate desk.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 10 AM Gaston School Gallery & School Grounds Cafè Located on County Highway N in Cottage Grove, this former country school house is home to an exhibit of artwork by Capitol Lakes resident Grace Lund, who will join us on the tour. Both lunch and breakfast foods will be available. Sign up now.

Friday, Sept. 20, 4:30 PM Fish Fry - East Side Club Our Friday Night Fish Fry adventures continue! Tonight we're going to try a long-time Madison establishment, the East Side Club, on the shores of Lake Monona. Sign up now.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 10 AM Chazen Art Museum - Romare Bearden Exhibit We have scheduled a docent-guided tour of the outstanding new exhibit at the Chazen: "Romare Bearden, A Black Odyssey", a series of collages and watercolors based on Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey." It's quite wonderful, especially because of the preliminary watercolor paintings which give it depth and added interest. There are a few fantastic ink drawings as well. Residents may choose to enjoy lunch at the Avenue Bar, or return to Capitol Lakes. Sign up Sept. 20.

Henry St. Café Temporary Relocation

Due to construction on the pool roof the Henry St. Café will be closed for at least the next three weeks. The closure begins on Monday, September 2nd. Seasons will be open for Breakfast from 8:00-10:30 seven days a week and for lunch from 11:00am to 1:30pm seven days a week. (Seasons will not be open for breakfast on Labor Day due to the cookout.)

We will be serving a limited menu during this time which will consist of the following items:

Breakfast: Continental style with Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Oatmeal, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt Parfait, Pastries, Juice, Coffee, Milk. Cost is $4.00.

The lunch menu includes Burger $7.00, Turkey Sandwich with Tomato, Cucumber, Lettuce, & Dijonaise $5.00, Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese $4.00, Baby Green Salad, Herb Stem Vinaigrette, Seasonal Garnish $3.00, Cookie $1.00, Soft Serve $3.00. There will be a daily soup salad and sandwich special.

We apologize, but there will be no groceries available during this time. We will not offer delivery during breakfast. The $5.00 minimum for lunch delivery does apply. Take-out is available for all meals.

REPRISE -"My Love Affair with Estonia"

Don Snyder will repeat his presentation about Estonia in the Grand Hall on Friday, September 27, at 2:00 PM. He will speak of his teaching work in Rapina and Tartu, the friendships that have endured and the history and current state of this smallest of the Baltic republics.

The 2013 "Go Big Read" Is Underway at Capitol Lakes!

Capitol Lakes residents will once again have an opportunity to read and discuss UW-Madison's "Go Big Read" book. This year the book is "A Tale for the Time Being," a novel written by Ruth Ozeki. Copies of "A Tale for the Time Being" have been loaned to us by the Wisconsin Alumni Association. Check one out at the MainGate front desk.

"A Tale for the Time Being" is a challenging novel. It's also very stimulating. The story encompasses multiple ideas and events: global climate change, mindfulness, a 104-year-old Japanese Buddhist nun, school bullying, journal writing, World War Two Kamikaze pilots, Tokyo teen culture, military applications of computer video games, the 2011 earthquake & tsunami, Time itself - and more! As you navigate between the novel's two fictional narratives you'll see that one takes place in Japan and the other in British Columbia. A reviewer for "The Independent" wrote that "the interconnectedness of all things is a familiar cornerstone of the Buddhist religion, as well as one of the fascinating upshots of modern quantum physics. Links have been made between these two disparate fields before, but seldom have they been intertwined with such emotive power and linguistic grace as Ruth Ozeki manages in this funny, heartbreaking, moving and profound novel." It has been named by many as one of the outstanding books published in 2012.

You may also sign up for one of the small group book discussions to be held in the Premiere Room on Saturday, Sept. 21, 10:00 - 11:30 (Sally Phelps, facilitator); Thursday, Oct. 10, 10:00 - 11:30 (June Weisberger Blanchard, facilitator); Monday, Oct. 21, 2:00 - 3:30 (Millie Moffett, facilitator) and Friday, Nov. 1, 2:00 - 3:30 (Ginny Moore Kruse, facilitator).

A Capitol Lakes van will take us to hear the author Ruth Ozeki speak at Union South on the evening of Oct 28. That sign-up will be announced later.

Questions about UW-Madison's "Go Big Read?" Ask Ginny (238-9225)

CLRA Computer Committee News

There are two computer classes scheduled at the Madison Senior Center that may be of interest to you:

  1. Hard drive maintenance, features of the various Windows operation systems, INCLUDING Windows 8. Given by Chris Carpenter, Tuesday, September 24, 9:30-11:30. Fee $12.00; Registration: call 266-6581
  2. Internet Security: October 1st. Mark you calendar. More info to follow.


Progress is being made to resolve the issues with the scheduling software. At this time, we are only scheduling events that will be held within the next month or two. We expect to be back to full service in the near future.

Coming Soon

The Kat Trio Here Sept. 24
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:00 PM, when the Kat Trio will be coming to the Grand Hall. Joyful is the word that audiences use to describe the Ekaterinburg Classical Trio's presentation of classical, inspirational, and pop standards. The Kat Trio loves performing live and has played 600 concerts in more than a decade of touring. The violin-clarinet-piano ensemble from Ekaterinburg, Russia was formed in May 1998 in Ekaterinburg by three friends–Victoria Gorbich (violin), Vladislav Gorbich (clarinet) and Vasil Galiulin (piano). They had just graduated from the Ural State Music Conservatory. Today The Kat Trio is Victoria, Vladislav and pianist Heidi Wiskur. Victoria and Vlad are doctoral graduates of Arizona State University. Heidi is a graduate of Indiana University. Their concerts showcase unique Russian arrangements and transpositions of timeless melodies and feature classical works, well-known inspirational songs, and even American pop standards, including Scott Joplin's rags.

Don't miss this very special event! It will be a well attended concert, so please plan ahead and arrive early enough to be in your seats before 7 PM when the program begins!! Chairs will not be added after the start of the program, as it is disruptive to both the musicians and the audience. And definitely turn off your cell phones! Your cooperation is very much appreciated.

The Answer is "Yes"

Yes, we will take a trip to Sky High Apple Orchard in Baraboo this fall.
We are waiting for the predictions on the best fall color before scheduling the trip, which will be on one of the Tuesdays in October. The scenery in these wooded hills and valleys when the color changes is well worth the wait.

Yes, we will have a flu shot clinic for residents.
The Flu Clinic for Heights & MainGate residents will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 in the Premier Room. You may recall that there was some concern last year about waiting until November for the flu shot, however, by waiting, the vaccine will provide you with better protection against the flu during the peak flu months of January, February, & March.

Yes, we will have bus transportation to the Opera and the Symphony.
Capitol Lakes will provide transportation to the 2:30 PM Sunday performances of both the Madison Opera and the Symphony at the Overture Center. The bus will depart at 1:40 PM and will make multiple trips if necessary to ensure that all residents get a ride if needed, and that you are in your seats on time.

Message from the President

President's Letter

This week’s article for the Scoop will be primarily for the newer residents of Capitol Lakes…
Read More (PDF).



Grand Hall Events
This Week

Dr. Zorba Paster
"How to Live a Long Sweet Life"

Friday, Sept. 13, 10 AM

Yom Kippur
Sunset Friday, Sept. 13 to
Sunset Saturday, Sept. 14

Art Film
"Romare Beardon"

Monday, Sept. 16, 7 PM

Schubert Club
Royce Dembo, Kathy Otterson
Janet Smith & Ruth Dahlke

Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 1 PM

Madison Audubon Society
"Utah’s Red Rock Canyonlands"

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7:30 PM

"Daylight in the Swamps"
Bill Jamerson

Thursday, Sept 19, 7 PM

Ice Cream Social
Friday, Sept. 20, 2 PM

Nicole Tuma
Flute Recital

Friday, Sept. 20, 7 PM
Grand Hall

Capitol Lakes, 333 W. Main Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Click here to unsubscribe.