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THE ART OF LIVING AND LEARNING TO BE PRESENTED AT MPTV's NEXT AVENUE EVENT

November 26, 2012


MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 26, 2012 - "Life Long Learning" will be the topic of a discussion featuring the creators of the nationally syndicated comic strip, Gray Matters, on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

The free, public event will be presented by Milwaukee Public Television as part of its NEXT AVENUE Community Conversations series. The discussion will explore the art of living and learning and the benefits of maintaining a creative spirit.

The event features an open-forum discussion with Jerry Resler and Stuart Carlson - creators of the comic strip Gray Matters, Danceworks 50 Plus Initiative instructor Amy Brinkman-Sustache and Chance2Dance instructors Susan Alby, Rod Schulz and Gloria Zahn. Following the discussion will be refreshments and the opportunity for attendees to learn basic Ballroom Dance.

Community Conversations is partially funded by Milwaukee's Helen Bader Foundation. It is a local outreach effort for NEXT AVENUE, a new national website available at www.mptv.org designed to help adults over 50 lead more fulfilling lives. The conversations also will be videotaped for a live web broadcast on www.mptv.org.
The event will be held at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, located at 608 New York Avenue in Sheboygan. Space is limited and can be reserved by calling (414) 297-7514. Free parking is available and the facility is fully accessible to those with disabilities.

About MPTV
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two traditional television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The station is watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
For more information, visit www.mptv.org.
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Contact:
Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
E: eatones@matc.edu
P: (414) 297-8229

Darlyne Haertlein, Manager-Community Relations
E: haertled@matc.edu
P: (414) 297-7518