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Programs

Each year, University League plans four to six large group programs for its members and friends. Our programs are open to the public. Reservations are required. More information is detailed in appropriate issues of the League Letter. Reservation forms are posted as they become available.

Contact Information:

Program Chair: Joan Leffler

Assistant Program Chair: Barbara Drake

Reservationist: Betty Zeps

Program Calendar 2022-2023  (PDF)

2022–2023 Programs

 

Fall Coffee

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:00 am
Maple Bluff Country Club

Tanya Zastrow ,Director of the Olbrich Botanical Gardens, will present a talk entitled “The Olbrich Gardens, Past, Present, and Future,” highlighting the Gardens’ rich past, how decades of expansion have brought today’s colorful exhibits and displays, and her vision for the Gardens’ future.

Program information (pdf)

Program Reservation Formt (pdf)

Candlelight Concert

Saturday, December  10, 2022 5:30 pm
Maple Bluff Country Club

David Ronis, Director of the UW-Madison Opera, will speak about opera education and performance and what is takes to bring entertaining and moving operas to the stage.  UW School of Music Voice and Opera students will provide some examples of the the results.

Program Information (pdf)

Program Reservation Form (pdf)

Spring Luncheon

Thursday, March 23, 2023, 11:00 am
Blackhawk Country Club

Sarah Day, a popular and widely recognized core company actor with American Players Theatre since 1986, will speak about being an actress, her life in the theatre, and some of what goes on behind the scenes.

Program Information (pdf)

Program Reservation Form (pdf)

Luncheon & Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 11:00 am
Blackhawk Country Club

Corey Pompey, Director of Athletic Bands at the UW’s Mead Witter School of Music since 2019, is known to sports fans from all over Wisconsin as the Leader of the UW Marching Band.  His talk will give an inside look into the Band and what it is like to succeed his predecessor, Mike Leckrone, who led the Band from 1969-2019.

Program Information (pdf)

Program Reservation Form (pdf)

Past 2021–2022 programs

Luncheon & Annual Meeting

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 11:00 am
Maple Bluff Country Club

Stanley Temple, Professor Emeritus of Conservation and Wildlife Ecology, will present a talk on “Aldo Leopold, Phenology and Climate Change”

Program Information (pdf)

Program Reservation Form (pdf)

Spring Luncheon

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 11:00 am
Blackhawk Country Club

Rochelle Pennington, author, speaker, and columnist will explore the history and the mystery surrounding the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald on November 10, 1975, in Lake Superior.

Program information (pdf)

Program Reservation Form (pdf)

Candlelight Concert

Friday, December 3, 2021, 7:00 pm
Virtual Program,Via Zoom and YouTube

Madison Savoyards will perform a variety of songs from their repertoire

Pr0gram Information (pdf)

Program Reservation Form (pdf)

Fall Coffee 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 10:00 am
Blackhawk Country Club
3606 Blackhawk Drive
Madison, WI 53705

Amy Gilman, Director of the Chazen Art Museum, will discuss the role of university art museums and how the Chazen adjusted its focus and operations during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Program Information (pdf)

Program Reservation Form (pdf)

Summer Tour

Thursday, July 29, 2021, 11:00 am
Virtual Program, via Zoom

Old World Wisconsin

Dan Freas, Director of Old World Wisconsin, will take us on a virtual tour of this popular historic site, giving a history of its origins and highlighting its newest exhibits:  a 1930s tavern and a brew pub.

Program Information and Reservation Instructions (pdf)