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Tropical Costa Rica

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The Retiree Association at Winona State is inviting UMRA members to join them a trip to Costa Rica in 2024. The final date to register is October 2, 2023. You're encouraged to register some time in August as spaces will fill up.

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Costa Rica Travel Tour

Splendid Spain

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This trip begins in Madrid and ends in Barcelona with stops 3 cities in between. International round trip airfare from NYC is included in the quoted price. See the attached a copy of the e-brochure with highlights and complete itinerary.

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Spain

Age-Friendly University Day

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Healthy aging, mindfulness, fighting ageism, and more will be the focus of the third annual Age-Friendly University Day to be held on the U of M Twin Cities campus.

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When will the Medicare advantage bubble burst? Part 2

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This session will continue the discussion begun in the May 8, 2023 session.  See that article for details.

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Road Scholar: The Splendors of Egypt

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The UMRA Travel Committee is happy to offer another trip for UMRA members, The Splendors of Egypt. Please click on the above link for the itinerary, hotels, and other details. Final registration deadline: January 27, 2024.

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Commercializing UMN Research & Inventions- Yields Excellent, Lasting Returns

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UMN Technology Commercialization facilitates the transfer of UMN innovation beyond the research lab by helping our diverse researchers in development of new products and services that benefit the public good, foster economic growth, and generate revenue to support the University's mission.

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French Quarter music festival, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Enroll by June 30, 2023, and receive a $100 discount.

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Cabinets of Curiosity: Spring at the UMN CBS Conservatory

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The UMRA Cabinets of Curiosity tour will be at the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) Conservatory & Botanical Collection on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. The amazing glass-walled greenhouse features four biomes with distinct climates, landscapes, and floras, with particular emphasis on plants of the southern hemisphere. Please plan to join us in this special opportunity to visit spaces not normally open to the public. 

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Pelargonium praemorsum

Sunny Portugal

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The Retiree Association at Winona State is inviting UMRA members to join them a trip to Portugal in 2024. The final date to register is October 2, 2023. You're encouraged to register some time in August as spaces will fill up.

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Making the foreign—and the local—less foreign

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St. Paul-based journalist Fred de Sam Lazaro has reported from 70 countries focusing on the work of change agents to address the consequences of poverty. His remarkable perspective draws us closer to the people he meets and the challenges they confront. Join us to learn why and how he uses storytelling to enhance understanding of today’s pressing global issues.

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

Fourth Friday Book Club to meet March 22

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Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver, a recipient of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and other awards, is the Fourth Friday Book Club’s selection for March. The setting is Appalachia in the early days of the opioid epidemic.

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Demon Copperhead, book cover

Book Club I to meet March 15

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Mariah Snyder will lead the discussion of The Other Einstein, an historical novel by bestselling author Marie Benedict, when the UMRA Book Club meets via Zoom at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 15.

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The Other Einstein, book cover

Photo Club to meet March 12

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“Houses of worship” will be the theme when the UMRA Photo Club meets in person at the Hennepin County branch library in St. Anthony on March. Newcomers are welcome.

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Ponte da Barca Bridge in Portugal. Photo by Laurie Koch

Explore life above the Arctic Circle and close to home

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Explore life above the Arctic Circle with Janet and Craig Swan, and closer to home with Carol Urness when UMRA’s Armchair Traveler program meets via Zoom on Wednesday, March 6.

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Craig and Janet Swan in Longyearbyen, Norway

Bountiful Brazil

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Step aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina on this UMAA trip and let your wanderlust guide you on an unforgettable 10-night journey through the vibrant heart of South America. 

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