Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books

Doris is excited to speak about Wisconsin caves on a panel, “Nature–Our Home,” at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, during the 10th Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books. The panel also features Marcia Bjornerud, geologist and author of Timefulness, and Michael Edmonds, historian and author of Taking Flight.

This is the 10th anniversary year of the Festival, which welcomes readers of all ages to the UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha, 1500 N. University Drive. There is no cost for most sessions. Learn more at

Also, remember to register for Jerry Dorsheid’s presentation of late 20th-century slides from the Neda Mine. The presentation is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5, beginning at 7 p.m. in Arena, Wisconsin. Information: contact Doris at

The Bat Show: Nov. 5 in Arena

Jerry Dorsheid, who currently serves on the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board, will present 30 slides from the 1996 Neda Mine Bat Project. The former iron mine is located in the Niagara Escarpment near Mayville.

 When: Tuesday, November 5, beginning at 7 p.m.

 Where: Arena, Wisconsin.

 RSVP & Directions: Email Space is limited.