Main Menu

Events Calendar

  • Wood carving_McCall.JPG
    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 Mike Morris and Elena Santin, ceramics by Judith Rasmussen, 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 08:00am - 01:30pm

    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.

    Presentations will take place starting at 8:15am and will end at 12:40pm.
    Exhibits and Health Screenings will be available until 1:30 pm.

    To register for the free event, go to 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

    The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
    Public Health Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    UW Health

  • Saturday, October 29, 2016 10:00am - 02:00pm
    Location: Edgerton

    If you love Euchre, join us for this year’s tournament!

    Play cards and have fun with the Council and friends during the 11th Annual Euchre Tournament on Saturday, October 29. This year’s tournament takes place at Culver’s restaurant, 571 E. Springs Road in Edgerton. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the tournament begins at 10:30 a.m. We’ll break for lunch from Noon to 1 p.m. and announce the final winners around 2. Cash prizes will go to the top three finishers. The $10 registration fee includes lunch. Proceeds benefit the Council and cover the cash prizes. Space is limited to 76 players. If you’re interested in joining the fun, contact Sally Zenchenko soon at 608-334-1818.

  • Wednesday, November 02, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm

    In this webinar, Council staff members who use items from our Sharper Vision Store will describe the product’s features, why they use it, and the importance of the product in their everyday lives. Several products will be featured during the one-hour presentation.


    A variety of products, including two-sided spatulas, magnifiers, and large tactile dots for marking items in the home, will be highlighted. Sharper Vision Store Manager Brent Perzentka will begin the webinar by talking about some of the store’s newest items and how they are used.

    Education and Vision Services Director Jean Kalscheur said the webinar will showcase the variety and uniqueness of products in the store. The presentation will conclude with a question and answer session and attendees will receive a coupon code for 5 percent off purchases good through December 31, 2016.