Events Open to the General Public

January 3‚ 2019

Beat the Winter

Introduction to Sailing FEE - $10
Thursday‚ March 21‚ 6 – 8 pm
Brand new to sailing? Then this class is for you! Join us for an introduction to the basic concepts of sailing. Learn some basic boat parts‚ points of sail‚ sail trim‚ knots‚ tacking‚ gybing‚ and much more.

WeatherWise FEE - $10
Tuesday‚ March 26‚ 6 - 8 pm
Join Sailor and Meteorologist Joe Fillingham for an introduction to basic weather concepts including large scale weather systems‚ fronts‚ and gradient flow. This great class‚ for any skill level‚ will help you to gain a better understanding of the weather patterns around us and how they affect one of our favorite activities…sailing!

Sew Your Own Bag With Recycled Sails FEE - $10
Tuesday April 2 and April 4‚ 6 pm – 8 pm
Learn to sew a tote bag! Join two experienced sailors and sewers for two nights of cutting patterns and sewing a tote bag out of old sails. Sewing experience is helpful but not required. Bring your own sewing machine if you have one. We will have two machines to share. Sail cloth provided.

Dryland Refresher for Returning Sailors FEE - $10
Saturday‚ April 13‚ 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Shake out those winter cobwebs and review basic theory‚ terms and maneuvers. Rigging‚ docking‚ and crew-overboard drills are also covered. This class is a great way to prepare for the upcoming 2019 sailing season!
January 7‚ 2019 continuing through April 11

Boat Maintenance and Repair

Boat Maintenance & Repair FREE – No charge
Runs every week: January 7 – April 11
Mondays at 5:30 pm and Thursdays at 10:30 am

Help get the MCSC fleet back in shape for spring! Here’s a chance for experience with sanding‚ varnishing‚ fiberglass preparation‚ woodworking‚ marine painting and more.

No registration required. Come when you can!
January24‚ 2019

Lunch on the Lake

Join us January through April for MCSC’s Lunch on the Lake Series.

With experts from a variety of fields speaking about various topics‚ Lunch on the Lake is a great way to break up the work week and stay connected to MCSC over the winter.

The program will start promptly at 12:05 p.m. and end at 12:50 p.m. so that Downtown employees can join us for their lunch hour. Speakers will stay for questions afterwards as able.

Lunches will be available at 11:45 pm.

$20 per person with lunch or $10 for lecture only (You are welcome to BYOL)

Reservations are required for the lunch ~ we need to secure enough provisions! Please call 414.277.9094 or email [email protected] to make your reservations.You can also reserve ONLINE‚ by selecting Lunch on the Lake from the "Learn To Sail" drop-down menu.

For 2019

February 20th Virtual Water Table Interactive Exhibit
Explore the Virtual Water Table‚ an interactive exhibit created by the Milwaukee nonprofit Reflo - Sustainable Water Solutions‚ in this dynamic session presented by Michael Timm. The Virtual Water Table features the Augmented Reality Sandbox‚ where you create your own digital watersheds; the MKE Waterscape Game‚ where you join others in role-play to resolve scenarios inspired by our city’s water history; and the Milwaukee Community Map‚ which uses the power of Google Earth to share local water data and stories. Discover how twenty-first-century engagement tools are supporting Great Lakes education among our next generation.

March 13th Alliance for the Great Lakes **Date Change**
The Alliance for the Great Lakes works to protect the Great Lakes for today and tomorrow. We involve tens of thousands of people each year in advocacy‚ volunteering‚ education‚ and research to ensure the lakes are healthy and safe for all. Originally founded in 1970 as The Lake Michigan Federation it was renamed the Alliance for the Great Lakes in 2006. Along with the name change came an expanded vision: to protect and restore the Great Lakes for people and wildlife‚ forever. Come learn what the Alliance considers most important in helping them to achieve a healthier Great Lakes and what they are doing about it in Wisconsin‚ in a talk and discussion by Todd Brennan‚ Senior Policy Manager for the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

April 17th Lake Michigan Fisheries in an Era of Change
Dr. Titus Seilheimer‚ a fisheries specialist with the Wisconsin Sea Grant‚ speaks to the fact that Lake Michigan provides economically valuable and diverse fisheries-related opportunities‚ from commercially caught Lake Whitefish to recreational fishing for introduced Pacific Salmon. The food web and ecology of the lake has changed over the last several hundred years‚ with that rate increasing in the last century. The current and future status of the fisheries of Lake Michigan is important to Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin.

Prams in the Park STEM camps!

Registration Now Open!

Discovery World and the Sailing Center partner with youth to navigate into a STEM water world to explore the inner science of water and the on-water tactics of sailing. This exciting new week-long program allows students to spend a half day sailing on water and a half day working in Discovery World’s water lab.

PLEASE NOTE: When you register for the Prams STEM Camp‚ you will be redirected to the Discovery World site for registration.

Champagne Festival

La Fête du Champagne:
All of the Pleasures of the World of Champagne

WHEN: Saturday April 6th.
TIME: 12pm – 4pm
ADDRESS: 1450 N Lincoln Memorial Dr. Milwaukee‚ WI 53202
COST: $30 per person per tasting
REGISTRATION: Please call 414-277-9094 or email [email protected] OR CLICK THE REGISTRATION BUTTON BELOW
Credit card required at time of registration. On the night of the tasting‚ please check in at the front desk to confirm your attendance.

“I drink Champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad.
Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone.
When I have company‚ I consider it obligatory.
I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am.
Otherwise‚ I never touch it — unless I’m thirsty.”

— Lily Bollinger‚ 1899-1977

Almost any wine can be made to sparkle‚ and there are many and various styles of sparkling wines made in nearly all of the world’s wine regions from nearly every variety of the world’s wine grapes. In the Nineteenth century‚ you could even find wines like Clos de Vougeot Mousseux and sparkling Sauternes. But there isn’t a sparkling wine from any appellation all the world over as delicious‚ as sublime‚ as versatile‚ and as complex as Champagne.

Folklore attributes the advent of sparkling Champagne to Dom Perignon‚ a monk who became a cellar master at Hautvillers in 1668. But six years earlier‚ English coopers were adding sugar and molasses to still wines to make them sparkle. And by the middle of the 1660s‚ there was a strong demand in London for bubbly wine. Meanwhile‚ the French refugee Marquis de Saint Evermont was making the still wines of Champagne popular at the English court. Fashion dictated that the two should come together‚ and it was only in London that the necessities for the sale of sparkling wine — the English innovation of reinforced glass bottles and the rediscovered ancient Roman usage of cork stoppers — were available.

The Waterford Wine Company Fête du Champagne would love to escort you into our exciting‚ heady and spectacular world of Champagne. We’d love to guide you through our thoughtfully curated bacchanal of 50 Champagnes representing the 17 distinct appellations from Champagne’s five separate sub-regions. Champagnes from the region’s biggest‚ most storied houses to its smallest‚ most unique growers. Champagnes made from the various cepages of the region’s three classic grapes — Pinot Noir‚ Chardonnay‚ and Pinot Meunier — and made with the various dosages of the region’s classic styles — from Brut and Brut Nature to Demi-Sec and Doux.

As Lily Bollinger‚ the Grande Dame of the House of Bollinger teaches us‚ the world of Champagne offers us pleasures to enjoy when we’re with family and friends‚ as well as when we’re by ourselves. Pleasures to enjoy before dinner‚ as well as with hors d’oeuvres‚ or entrees‚ or desserts. And pleasures to enjoy when we’re just rather thirsty. Our Fête du Champagne invites you to make the all of the pleasures of Champagne’s world your own.

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