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    Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016 08:00am - 05:00pm

    Vignette Dining Club is very proud and excited to be partnering with the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired for “Dining in the Dark.”


    This limited-seating engagement will be held Saturday, September 17, and Sunday, September 18 near Madison, WI.  This experiential dinner will challenge participants to rethink the importance of vision in the food experience as guests will be blindfolded for the entirety of the meal.

    Saturday, September 17 ‑ 7-10 p.m.
    Sunday, September 18 – 1-4 p.m.

    $70 per person (includes gratuity)

    Vignette Dining Club is generously donating all profits from both dinners to the Council.

    To get your tickets and to learn more details, visit http://vignettedining.com/the-menu.html (scroll down a few pages). Please let them know about any food allergies or special dietary restrictions when you make your reservation. The menu is based on ingredients that are seasonal and fresh, so it goes through a changing and growing process up until the last day. No worries; Vignette Dining Club will e-mail the finalized menu, along with directions to the secret location in the Madison area, the day of the event.


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    Friday, October 07, 2016 05:00pm - 08:00pm

    We’re partnering with the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art as part of this community-wide event. On exhibit at the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually will be photography by Elena Santin, wood carvings by Don McCall, and woodwork by George Wurtzel. All art was created by individuals with vision loss, and it will be accessible to guests who have vision loss.


    Please join us any time between 5 and 8 p.m. for an opening reception. Meet the artists, learn about how and why they discovered a love for art, and understand what it means to them as individuals with vision loss.

    The Gallery Talk begins around 6 p.m. 

    Enjoy acoustical guitar music by Madison favorite Ken Lonnquist. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

    This exhibit will be available for viewing until November 18.  You’re welcome to stop by Monday through Friday, any time between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


  • Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Learn more about the latest advances in and treatments for macular degeneration. UW Health ophthalmologists and an expert panel of speakers will discuss current research as well as important issues, tools and solutions for those facing vision loss from this eye disease.


     

    Exhibitors will display the latest in video magnifiers, computer aids and other resources. Representatives from the UW School of Nursing will provide age-related health screenings.

    To register for the event, go to http://connect.uwhealth.org/site/Calendar?id=103848&view=Detail or call toll-free at (800) 783-5213.

    The event will be hosted at the Alliant Energy Center:
    1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
    Madison, WI 53713

    PRESENTED BY
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
    Public Health Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    UW Health