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January 2019

Sisters, Associates, Academy Apartment residents, and Sinsinawa Mound and St. Dominic Villa coworkers will display their talents. Student artwork from Sinsinawa Mound classes and from Dominican University, River Forest, IL., will be included

Sisters Priscilla and Eva Solomon will present a reflective weekend workshop for those seeking to understand the impact of colonization for native and non-native peoples on this continent and to explore spiritual paths for a future of healing and reconciliation.

Memory Cafe

January 31 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

February 2019

Art Gallery Exhibit: Best in Glass

February 1 10:00 am - March 31 5:00 pm

New work by glass artist Barb McKinlay and 16 of her students. Barb regularly teaches art glasses at Sinsinawa Mound Center and will be showcasing some of her students' beautifully designed bowls. Barb's work includes wall hangings from her FACES collection, as well as, several collection of her tabletop pieces.

Sinsinawa Personal Retreats

"The thing that screws us up the most is the picture in our minds of how it is supposed to be."

You see, it comes down to this: Everything changes, it is all unfolding as it should, so, relax, pay attention and be creative.

Communication Tips & Strategies

February 7 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn ways to effectively and compassionately communicate with someone who has dementia. This program is being sponsored in conjunction with the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

Glass Garden Stakes Class

February 9 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Barb McKinlay will help participants design creative, unique glass masterpieces that can be used as a decorative accessory for your home. No experience is necessary for these workshops and all materials will be provided. Bring a friend and make this a fun morning out. These classes fill up fast so please register early.

Glass Bowl Class

February 9 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come use your creativity and have fun! No experience necessary and all materials will be provided. Bring a friend and make this a fun afternoon out. These classes fill up fast so please register early.

SW WI Women’s CEW

February 15 7:00 pm - February 17 5:00 pm

A Christian Experience Weekend (CEW) is a weekend away from our normally hectic life. It gives us a chance to slow down, reflect on life, expand our spirituality, meet new friends and have fun. It is a great way to treat yourself. CEW is Catholic based, however, it is open to all faith traditions.

SW WI Men’s CEW

February 22 7:00 pm - February 24 5:00 pm

A Christian Experience Weekend (CEW) is a weekend away from our normally hectic life. It gives us a chance to slow down, reflect on life, expand our spirituality, meet new friends and have fun. It is a great way to treat yourself. CEW is Catholic based, however, it is open to all faith traditions.

The Joy of Music

February 26 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"The Joy of Music" is an organ recital and choral concert.

A variety of musical styles and repertoire will be performed by organist Dr. Charles Barland, Professor of Music at the University of Dubuque and the UD Concert Choir and Chamber Singers under the direction of Professor Kristen Eby

Memory Cafe

February 28 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

March 2019

Lenten Taize Prayer

March 11 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We prayerfully gather at the foot of the Cross with the suffering of our world. Through the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music, you will be drawn into a deeper prayer experience during this most sacred of seasons.

This 75-minute documentary engagingly explores the intersections of race, class, work, non-profits, community politics, and the environment by looking at a Washington, DC "green jobs" program meant to employ the city's long-term unemployed. The film will be followed by discussion.

Women of the Passion

March 13 9:00 am - March 14 3:00 pm

Mary Ellen is happy to join those on retreat in reflecting on the lives of "Women of the Passion," whose names have often been excluded or whose lives have often been hidden, yet whose spirits speak to us today of our own spiritual journey. Through first-person sharing, you will meet, CLAUDIA, wife of Pontius Pilate, MARY, wife of Cleopas, JOANNA, wife of Chuza, Herod's servant, SALOME, wife of Zebedee and mother of James & John, UNNAMED MAIDSERVANT of High Priest, Caiaphas, UNNAMED DAUGHTERS of Jerusalem, UNNAMED WOMAN WHO ANOINTED Jesus' head, and VERONICA, who wiped the face of Jesus. Each of these women mentor our own evolving consciousness of Jesus' Resurrection and His continuing spirit living within and among us.

Lenten Taize Prayer

March 18 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We prayerfully gather at the foot of the Cross with the suffering of our world. Through the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music, you will be drawn into a deeper prayer experience during this most sacred of seasons.

Canvas Painting: Birdhouse

March 21 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, Iowa will guide you step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. All supplies will be provided. Bring your friends for a enjoyable and creative evening out!

Spring Equinox

March 23 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us in honoring the turning of the seasons through song and ritual, celebration and contemplation. All are welcome at this ecumenical outdoor gathering. We'll meet inside the main entrance at Sinsinawa Mound at 8 a.m. and proceed outdoors together.

This exploratory workshop is designed for those who are thinking about starting a farm business. The day includes hands-on activities, practical tips, resource assessments, and a panel discussion with successful farmers about how they started their businesses.

Lenten Taize Prayer

March 25 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We prayerfully gather at the foot of the Cross with the suffering of our world. Through the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music, you will be drawn into a deeper prayer experience during this most sacred of seasons.

Memory Cafe

March 28 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

Dan Schutte Concert

March 29 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Love and Grace Concert: An Evening of Music and Reflection
With a music legacy of 50 years, the music of Dan Schutte has played an integral role in shaping the liturgical life of the English-speaking Church. His songs have lifted the hearts of generations of faith into deeper prayer and worship of God. Dan's new collection, Love and Grace, featuring his beautiful melodies and compelling lyrics, continues that legacy.

April 2019

Lenten Taize Prayer

April 1 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We prayerfully gather at the foot of the Cross with the suffering of our world. Through the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music, you will be drawn into a deeper prayer experience during this most sacred of seasons.

Looking to improve your ringing skills in a fun event with other ringers who share your enthusiasm for handbells? Ringin' Spring Handbell Workshop features mass ringing, break-out sessions, lunch, a closing mini-concert, and great handbell friends!

In a time of great social and ecological upheaval, it is vital that we forge alternative ways of being in the world. Eric Anglada and Sister Christin Tomy, OP, will guide us to grapple with and explore lifestyles that go beyond the consumer paradigm and instead generate connection and kinship.

Lenten Taize Prayer

April 8 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We prayerfully gather at the foot of the Cross with the suffering of our world. Through the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music, you will be drawn into a deeper prayer experience during this most sacred of seasons.

In the third of Kent Nerburn's Neither Wolf Nor Dog trilogy, he once again offers a glimpse into the hidden world of Native America, where dreams have meaning, animals are teachers, and the "old ones" still have powers beyond our understanding.

Women of the Bible Drama

April 10 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Women of the Bible is a dramatic presentation told through several diverse voices of women for the Old and New Testaments. Anita Gutschick reaches back across the ages to vividly portray biblical women. Throughout the past 17 years, we have seen several different women come to life through this truly unique experience.

Women of the Bible Drama

April 11 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Women of the Bible is a dramatic presentation told through several diverse voices of women for the Old and New Testaments. Anita Gutschick reaches back across the ages to vividly portray biblical women. Throughout the past 17 years, we have seen several different women come to life through this truly unique experience.

Understand reasons why behavior changes occur and get problem-solving tips to help prevent and cope with them. This program is part of our Brain Health Programs sponsored in conjunction with the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

Nature has long provided a place of solace and comfort. These days, as many of us are anxious, sad, frustrated, or burned out, we are urgently seeking a place of rest, renewal, and hope.

Memory Cafe

April 25 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

Canvas Painting: Sunflower Bouquet

April 25 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, Iowa will guide you step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. All supplies will be provided. Bring along your friends for an enjoyable and creative evening out!

Map of My Kingdom

April 27 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Who's going to get the farm? And what are they going to do with it? Will your future plans for your land create harmony or strife for your family? Or have you even started to think that far ahead? Map of My Kingdom, a play commissioned by Practical Farmers of Iowa and written by Iowa's Poet Laureate Mary Swander, tackles the critical issue of land transition.

May 2019

Meeting Alzheimer’s

May 1 9:00 am - May 2 3:30 pm

Participants will engage in an interactive training program that teaches them how to translate state-of-the-art dementia care theory into practice. By engaging in exercises drawn from improvisational theatre, creative drama, and mindfulness meditation, participants will learn and practice the recommended communication techniques for meeting persons with dementia in their reality. Participants will learn, through experience, skills for providing quality, therapeutic care.

Crossing Bridges

May 2 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Crossing Bridges is an educational discussion group for people who have mild memory loss or are in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia and their primary care partners. The philosophy of the group is to promote a fulfilled life while living with cognitive change.

Sacred Space, Sacred Pathway

May 3 7:30 pm - May 4 4:30 pm

A Labyrinth Retreat

Every day life often finds us in a dizzy spin as we maneuver non-stop through 24-hour days! This experience will offer the luxury of time and space to stop long enough and slow down to relax and regain inner balance. The labyrinth process reminds us that each person walks individually on a sacred journey, yet we share the path to God with others! Away from the responsibilities, noise and the distractions of everyday life, you will be invited to consider what is going on inside of your soul, as well as consider the path ahead

Cornerstone Lecture

May 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kathleen Norris is the award-winning poet, writer, and author of The New York Times bestsellers The Cloister Walk; Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life; Dakota: A Spiritual Geography; Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith; The Virgin of Bennington; and seven books of poetry. She is the nonfiction editor of the Saint Katherine Review and serves as an editorial advisor to Give Us This Day

Memory Cafe

May 30 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

June 2019

This retreat day is an in-depth look at the lives of eight women of scripture, four from the Old Testament and four from the New Testament. We see the experiences of women from thousands of years meet our own modern day journey.

Learning Among Friends

June 13 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

After completing Crossing Bridges, there is an opportunity for participants to meet regularly to discuss topics of their choice and share support. The program is sponsored in conjunction with the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

A Day of Reflection for Women

Gail enjoys celebrating the delightful story of women's spirit in all its forms, colors, and possibilities using sculpture, poetry, photography and music. She shares her wonderful collection of miniature sculptured figures, which represent many of the delightful and beautiful aspects of women's spirit flowing from the Divine light within. Her goal is to offer women an opportunity to witness and to celebrate their own preciousness. With a sense of gratitude and awe, Gail invites you to celebrate with her the fullness of what it is to be woman.

Ora et Labora

June 21 9:00 am - June 23 1:00 pm

Latin for "prayer and work," this retreat is an opportunity to nurture both soul and soil. Experience a balanced rhythm of work, prayer, presentation, discussion, and rest. Participants will spend the work portion of each day in the Sinsinawa Mound gardens and will enjoy meals prepared with food from the garden.

Summer Solstice

June 21 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us in honoring the turning of the seasons through song and ritual, celebration and contemplation. All are welcome at this ecumenical outdoor gathering. Participants will gather near the main entrance and proceed outdoors together.

Memory Cafe

June 27 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

July 2019

John Two-Hawks Concert

July 19 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Experience the enchanting music and profound wisdom of John Two-Hawks. With an evocative tapestry of mystical sound and moving oratory, Two-Hawks welcomes all to reawaken the awareness of our living connection to the earth and to the unseen world.

Grief Retreat: Journey to Wholeness

July 20 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Throughout our life we experience the loss of people, places and things. We will take time to reflect on our losses and to discover how loss can lead to greater wholeness and holiness

Native Flute Class & Wisdom

July 20 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Take a journey with Grammy® and Emmy® nominated Native Flute recording artist John Two-Hawks into the mysteries of the hokagapi; that ancient indigenous woodwind that makes a voice to the song of your heart, was used to serenade a beloved, and became an instrument of healing for a line of medicine people. A fun experience of interesting exploration of the amazing, enchanting Native American Flute, with stories, lessons and song! Flutes will be available to borrow or purchase during the workshop.

August 2019

No Child Left Inside

August 7 9:00 am - August 9 1:00 pm

Children today spend half the time their parents did playing outside. This camp, aimed at youth between the ages of 7 and 10, is designed to change that by connecting children with the natural world. Eric Anglada will guide youth as they explore the forest and gardens of Sinsinawa Mound and aim to cultivate a sense of deep respect and wonder for one another and Earth.

Kissed by God: Holy Women Create!

August 9 7:30 pm - August 11 1:00 pm

Join the Holy Women, kissed by God whose creativity flowed into our world in art, music and writing: Miriam the dancer, Hildegard the artist/musician/writer, Teresa of Avila and Therese of Lisieux, the writers. This interactive weekend retreat invites your creative expression as you explore art by and about Holy Women from ancient times (such as Mary Magdalene and the Woman at the Well) to today (including Tekakwitha and Hildegard).

Praying & Painting Your Icon

August 15 9:00 am - August 18 5:00 pm

The retreat will include morning presentations on the history of iconography, origin of icon painting, material used in iconography, difference between woodenboard & wall,first icon painters, most famous icon painters, materials used in modern iconography, usage of ancient techniques in present time, and icon painting in traditional style. After the morning sessions, you will learn the process of icon painting and will be painting your own icon.

Is It Time for Facility Care?

August 22 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Review life situations to consider when making the decision to move to facility care. This program is offered in conjunction with the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

Memory Cafe

August 29 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

September 2019

In celebration of two decades of interactive fall programs at Sinsinawa Mound Center, Bill Kehl will be returning to offer a special version of his ever popular rhythmic retreat.

Memory Cafe

September 26 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

October 2019

ValLimar Jansen in Concert

October 4 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come and join us for a multigenerational evening of music and worship. ValLimar is a highly regarded inspirational / catechetical speaker, singer, composer and recording artist. She sings a broad range of styles from traditional to contemporary. ValLimar has a long history of singing sacred music starting at the age of five.

End of Life and Dementia

October 24 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how to communicate with a person in the late stage of dementia and understand their emotions. This program is offered in conjunction with the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

Memory Cafe

October 31 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

November 2019

Memory Cafe

November 28 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month.

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