ALS 500 & 600 ELL #3 (Summer 1)

Welcome to ALS 500 & 600! You are in the right place if you are looking for your extensive listening opportunities. If you are not an ALS 500 or 600 student that’s ok – you can still attend these events if you would like. If you are an ALS 500 or 600 student, you need to attend one of the events from the list below. After you attend one of these events, write a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this. This is the First Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.

International Cooking and Nepal Fundraiser Dinner

If you are someone who likes to cook and would like to support the ongoing relief efforts to Nepal's earthquake victims, please join us Saturday, May 23. A mixed group of Americans and internationals will use Christ Presbyterian Church’s modern kitchen to cook and share recipes. This is the last International Cooking & Dinner of this academic year which will also serve as a fundraiser to support the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. Our partner, World Vision has been present in Nepal since day one of the Earthquake and has already assisted more than 30,000 people to date in the hardest hit areas. You can support World Vision‘s response to urgent needs of earthquake affected families victims by sending in a contribution of any amount. Cooking starts at 3 pm and the dinner and music follow at 6:15 pm. This is free activity. It’s open to anyone. Christ Presbyterian Church pays for all the ingredients you need for your dish.  Please register at:

Date:  Saturday, May 23, 3 p.m.

Location: Christ Presbyterian Church (944 East Gorham Street, Madison WI 53704)

Wednesday Nite @ The Lab

Communicating the Stories of Science

Professor Deborah Blum of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication shares insights into ways of weaving stories of researchers & sleuths.

Date:  Wednesday, May 20, 7 p.m.

Location: 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building

Lakeshore Nature Preserve Bird and Nature Walk

These informal outings welcome students, families and kids. No dogs please. Discover the gentle paths that wind through prairies, woods, and wetlands. Enjoy vistas along the Lake Mendota shoreline and Picnic Point. Walk leaders and participants share their knowledge about the birds, animals and plants along the way. Every fourth Sunday of the month. Co-sponsored by Friends of the UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve and Madison Audubon. Leader: Paul Noeldner.

Date: Sunday, May 24, 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Location: Eagle Heights Gardens tool shed, 3016 Lake Mendota Dr. just up the hill from University Bay Dr. Park in lot 131.

Dwarf Planet Tribute

For this month’s public shows, the “little guys” get their moment in the spotlight. Join us to learn about dwarf planets, especially Pluto and Ceres. This summer, we’ll have the first close-up images of the dwarf planet Pluto as the New Horizons spacecraft flies past — we’ll give you a preview of that event. The Dawn spacecraft is currently orbiting around the dwarf planet Ceres — we’ll update you on what astronomers have learned so far. We’ll also give you a brief tour of the current night sky, and give you some tips on summer stargazing.  For more information:

Date:  Wednesday, May 20:  6:30-7:30 OR 7:45-8:45 PM

Location: Memorial High School 201 S. Gammon Rd. , Madison, Wisconsin 53717

COST: $2.50. No reservations. Tickets go on sale starting at 6:00 PM each night.

Transforming Your Passion into the Business of Your Dreams

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