Last Flag Flying – Tuesday, November 13 at 12:30 PM, Seniors in the Park

Shown in observance of Veterans Day.
30 years after they served together in Vietnam, former Navy Corpsman “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) reunites with his old Marine buddies, Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) and Reverend Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington, and with the help and support of his old pals, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in New Hampshire.

When: Tuesday, November 13 at 12:30 PM

Where: Seniors in the Park


Optimist Youth Appreciation Week Sparks Fun For Kids

The UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club invites families and their kids to come out for two fun activities. The Optimist club will host a free movie and free bowling night in honor of Youth Appreciation Week in mid-November.

On Saturday, November 10, there will be a free movie, Sherlock Gnomes, showing at the Cinemas of Whitewater at 10:00 am. Later in the week, the Optimist Club will offer free bowling at Hawk Bowl on Wednesday, November 14, starting at 4:00 pm.

Concessions will be available for purchase at both locations, so no carry-in snacks or beverages are allowed.  Chaperones will be provided at both events.

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UWW’s 2018-2019 Music Mosaics Series Continues with Romance Times Three

At 7:30 pm, Sunday, November 18, come and see the next concert of the Music Mosaics series, Romance Times Three. Faculty members MyungHee Chung, piano; Leanne League, violin, and Benjamin Whitcomb, cello, will transport audiences with their harmonious renditions of classical trios by Brahms and Schubert. The Music Mosaics series benefits the UW-Whitewater Music Department’s Scholarship Fund, allowing the department to recognize students for their musical talents and academic excellence. Don’t miss out, subscribe and save on the rest of the Music Mosaics series, catch the next three concerts for $27 or less! Subscriptions and tickets are now on sale by calling 262-472-2222, or online to, or in person at the Greenhill Center of the Arts Box Office or the Information Services Desk in the University Center.

Chung, League, and Whitcomb will be performing Brahms’ lush B-major Piano Trio along with Schubert’s evocative Nocturne. The trio has performed for over 20 years on campus and around the state, the trio’s harmony can frequently be heard on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Live from the Chazen broadcasts. Having recently performed several times for schools and venues, in and out of the state; trio member, Benjamin Whitcomb states that, “After these performances, audience members frequently commented on how very unified our playing was, that we were clearly communicating and conversing with each other through our instruments and that our passion for the music was obvious.” Experience the emotion and electricity of live music with Music Mosaics Romance Times Three.

About the Artists

Benjamin Whitcomb, cellist and music theorist, has earned a national reputation as a performer and teacher of music. An active recitalist and chamber musician, he performs more than thirty concerts a year. He appears regularly on the “Sunday Afternoon Live from the Chazen” concert series broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Radio. He collaborates with pianist Vincent de Vries in frequent recitals around the country and overseas, and he is a member of the Ancora String Quartet and the UW-Whitewater Piano Trio. He performs concertos with local orchestras, and he has also been a member of several orchestras in Texas and Wisconsin, including serving as Associate Principal Cello of the Madison Symphony and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. He has produced several CDs of his recordings, including his release of solo cello works by Bach and Gabrielli on the MSR Classics label.

MyungHee Chung was born in Korea and began piano when she was four. Four years later, she debuted with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra with a Mozart Piano Concerto. Dr. Chung holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including first prize at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Performer’s Competition and the William Kapell International Piano Competition. Her playing has been described as “clean, strong…marked by a bell-like quality that never disappeared even under the severest pressure.” Since then, she has performed throughout North America with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, as well as in Europe and Asia. Public radio has also broadcasted her performances.

Leanne League is associate concertmaster of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and assistant concertmaster of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. Her performances include chamber music and orchestral performances in Italy, Austria, Amsterdam, Costa Rica, and Slovenia, and cities throughout North America. From 1996-1999, she was a fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida where she performed as concertmaster and principal second violin. She earned her M.M. in performance from UW-Madison, studying with Vartan Manoogian and holding an assistantship at UW as a violinist in the Strelow String Quartet. Her undergraduate studies were completed at The Florida State University and Eastman School of Music. On the Baroque violin, Leanne has studied with Karen Clarke and has performed with Nicholas McGegan, Max von Egmont, the Tallahassee Bach Parley, the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble, and the Madison Bach Musicians.

Whitewater City Winter Market starts November 10

The Whitewater City Market indoor market season starts on Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Community Room of the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, 431 W. Center Street. The market will run weekly, 9 am to noon, November 2018 through April 2019. (No market on Nov. 3, Nov. 17, and Jan. 5.)

Six months of weekly markets will offer market-goers everything from fresh-roasted coffee beans and freshly brewed kombucha to locally grown micro greens, cheese, local eggs, honey, fresh-baked bread, a variety of meats and granola. Add handmade cards, jewelry, quick breads, pastries and cookies, jams, award-winning gourmet popcorn, and a twice-a-month fish vendor. We think we have a winning season to look forward to!

Memory Café Meeting, October 8 at Irvin L. Young Memorial Library

The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, is hosting a monthly Memory Café for individuals who are living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), early-stage Alzheimer’s or other dementia, and their care partners. This free social event is held on the second Monday of every month in the Library Community Room at 431 W. Center St. in Whitewater, at 10:30 am.

The next meeting will be November 12. The theme will be “Pets” with activities and discussions about companion animals.

The Memory Café offers participants a safe and fun way to share their stories and socialize with others who have similar experiences. Learn how staying physically, socially and mentally active is good for the brain.

Registration is required for first-time attendees. Please call 800-272-3900 to register.

J. Fred Woell: An American Vision -The Life and Times of Jeweler and Political Artist

UW-Whitewater is hosting the Wisconsin Premiere of the film J. Fred Woell: An American Vision. The film will be shown Monday, November 5 at 6:00 pm in the Center of the Arts Room 30. This new feature film by Richard Kane celebrates the pioneering metal artist who created work with wit, satire, and meaning often on the dark side of history. Fred Woell was the first metals professor at UW-Whitewater and a visionary artist. This screening of the film is free and open to the public. Please join us for this important art film.

“Fantastic! … a really important film … an essential piece for American history.” Curator Barbara Gifford, Museum of Arts and Design

“insightful … informative … intelligent.” Susan Cummins, Art Jewelry Forum

“inspiring”. Stuart Kestenbaum, former director Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

J. Fred Woell: An American Vision captures the essence of this jeweler who made wearable art with a political message. a political artist who believed deeply in the power of the creative spirit. As a patriot, he had profound beliefs in our democratic ideals yet saw the flaws in our politics. He used art to make satirically searing commentary often on the dark side of history. An inspiring, humble and humorous artist and teacher, Woell opened the door to a new way of seeing.


Review by Stuart Kestenbaum, former Chair of the American Craft Council:

J. Fred Woell: An American Vision is a new film by Richard Kane with Robert Shetterly (50 min., 2017) that “captures the essence of a man who believed deeply in the power of the creative spirit. As an artist, he was an innovator and a rule-breaker. As a teacher, he encouraged his students to make their own discoveries. Fred … had a deep belief in democratic ideals .… While he could see the inconsistencies and flaws of his own country, he could also evoke in us our potential to make a better world. For Fred, making that better world began with his hands in the studio. In this inspiring film, we are fortunate to witness a part of that journey.” Stuart Kestenbaum is Maine’s Poet Laureate and former Chair of the American Craft Council.

For further information contact Audra Lange at 262-472-5943 or at

WMS to host Veterans Day breakfast and ceremony

To thank you for your service and commitment to our country, Whitewater Middle School would like to invite you to join us for a special Veterans Day Commemoration.

     Who:             You

     What:            Breakfast of donuts & coffee, juice followed by a special Veterans Day ceremony

     When:           November 12, 2018

     Time:             Breakfast will be served from 7:15 am -7:45 am, the ceremony will be held from 8:00 am -8:45 am

     Where:          Whitewater Middle School (check in at the main office) 401 S. Elizabeth Street, Whitewater, WI

     Why:              To thank and honor local U.S. men and women who have served our country in the U.S. Military and National Guard

To respond, e-mail Mr. Nick Bee at or call 262.472.8327 by November 2nd Thank you & we look forward to honoring you

Chad Lewis Presents: Wisconsin’s Most Haunted Places – Tuesday, October 30

Chad Lewis Presents: Wisconsin’s Most Haunted Places

October 30, 6:00 p.m.

Open to all Ages; Free!

Irvin L. Young Memorial Library

This presentation takes the audience on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in the state. It covers the entire state, from wandering ghosts in the North Woods, to a haunted B&B in Milwaukee. From phantom creatures prowling the woods to graveyard apparitions located in your own backyard, no place in WI is without its own hauntings.  This program is free and open to everyone.

More on Chad Lewis:

For over two decades Chad Lewis has traveled the back roads of the world in search of the strange and unusual. From tracking vampires in Transylvania and searching for the elusive monster of Loch Ness to trailing the dangerous Tata Duende through remote villages of Belize and searching for ghosts in Ireland’s haunted castles, Chad has scoured the earth in search of the paranormal.

Chad has been featured on the Discovery Channel’s A Haunting, William Shatner’s Weird or What, ABC’s Scariest Places on Earth, Monsters and Mysteries in America, along with being a frequent contributor on Ripley’s Believe it or Not Radio. With a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Chad has authored over 20 books on the supernatural, and extensively lectures on his fascinating findings. The more bizarre the legend, the more likely it is that you will find Chad there.

For more information: 262-473-0530