March 22, 2011
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Friday, April 1, 2011
April 3, 2011
April 4, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011, 10:00 am: “A Humanist Look at Myth, Symbol, and Art," presented by Fred Edwords. Myth, symbol, and art have a tremendous impact on society. Works of symbolic art, narratives both folkloric and literary, are almost always deliberate and even rational products of the mind. Narrative art in particular must stay within certain rational bounds in order to maximize its aesthetic and social appeal. The story narrative is perhaps the most efficient means of communication known to man, one that can affect the mind in a way no didactic lecture or philosophical argument usually can. Fred Edwords serves as national director of the United Coalition of Reason and also serves on the faculty of the Humanist Institute, is national director of the International Darwin Day Foundation, and acts as a management and public relations consultant to the American Humanist Association. As a continuing voice for humanist ideas, he has, over the past thirty-five years, appeared on national and local television in the US and Canada, been interviewed on radio and for newspapers around the world, and has lectured around the world.
Fundraising Trips! Pat Watkins, Prairie member and travel organizer extraordinaire, has put together a great group of fundraising trips for 2011. Some of the dates of these trips have changed from what was originally published. If you are interested in any of these trips or would like to be on her mailing list, please contact Pat at 233-5795.
18 June 2011: The Rotary Gardens in Janesville, where the roses and other early flowers will be in bloom, followed by a leisurely lunch aboard ship as we sail around Lake Geneva. 16 July 2011: The Emperors’ Private Paradise: Treasures From the Forbidden City. Milwaukee Art Museum. 5-8 August 2011:Art Tour to Grand Rapids, Michigan (by bus) 5 November, 2011: Impressionism on Paper: Drawings from Manet to Van Gogh. Milwaukee Art Museum.
Registration Open for District Assembly April 29-30! Central MidWest District Assembly will be held Friday April 29 through Saturday, April 30th in Bloomington, IL. African-American UU minister,Rev. Mark Morrison Reed, will be the keynote speaker. If you are interested in being Prairie's delegate for this meeting, or are just interested in attending, please contact Christina Klock at cak190 (at) hotmail.com or 695-5013.
Prairie UU is also a "buddy" church, providing volunteers when it is Midvale Lutheran's turn to house homeless families. Midvale Lutheran participates in a program with the The Road Home, which is the umbrella organization that runs the Interfaith Hospitality Network temporary housing program. Our next opportunity to help out is April 17-23. Contact Erin Bosch to get more information: hillfarms (at) yahoo.com or call 238-6285.
Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society
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Madison, WI 53711