Social Activities
Cindy Hummer


Eat & Drink with Fellow Vagabonds

Milwaukee: Join your Vagabond friends each Saturday morning from 8 - 9 am for breakfast at Genesis Restaurant, Beloit Rd. & 108th St. for good food, lively talk and fun. Guests welcome.

Menomonee Falls: 8:30 am on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, in a “private room” at Ally’s Bistro, N72 W13350 Lund Ln., Menomonee Falls located at the corner of Appleton and Good Hope Road in a small strip mall that faces Appleton Ave. Enter from Good Hope Rd. or Appleton Ave

Contact Bonnie Lemmer with questions at bojean05@ or call her at 262-370-6673.

Racine/Kenosha: Sat., October 6, 9 am, at Meli Café, 1158 Prairie Dr. From the north, exit Hwy. 20, east (Washington Ave.) toward Racine. Just past the Harley store, turn left onto Prairie Dr. New and prospective members always welcome. Questions? Call Carol Gavigan, 262-632-1922.


Fish Fry at Maxims Fri., October 5
18025 W. Capitol Dr. A GREAT Special Menu Drinks 5:30-6:30 pm • Dinner seating @ 6:30 pm RSVP to Sally Borchardt at, or leave a message at 414-349-9359 by October 4 before 5:30 pm.



Over-the-Hump at Bushy’s Pub & Grill 14831 W. Janesville Rd., Muskego Wed., October 24 5-7 pm No RSVP required. See you there!


Event Coupons here pdf>>

Payment Options for All Events (unless otherwise noted):
1. Online Registration with Credit Card payment;
2. In person with completed Event Coupon and credit card or check;
3. By mail, send completed Event Coupon with check to Event Leader.


Join us on Tuesdays, Oct. 9 & 23, at 6 pm, at the American Legion Post, 3245 N. 124th St. The cost is the purchase of a beverage (non-alcoholic OK, too), and a $1 fee, which is collected from everyone to pay the bartender. Beginners encouraged – there will be instruction or brush-up available for anyone needing it.

Per the Post, NO FOOD OR DRINK IS PERMITTED TO BE BROUGHT ONTO THE PREMISES. Free popcorn is available. Cribbage boards and cards are available for cribbage players. Sheepshead questions? Call Dick Kowalski at 414- 416-3009. Dominoes or cribbage questions? Call Gerry Botticchio at 414-425-3911.


welcome all Scrabble players!
Join us for Scrabble at the American Legion Post located at 3245 N. 124th Street, Brookfield, WI 53005. We will meet every other Monday with our next meetings being Oct. 8 and 22, and so on from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

We will have different levels of players in our group, Beginners, Intermediate and Tournament level players. There will be people available to help you determine your level if you are unsure.

Bring your Scrabble boards and dictionaries. The cost is the purchase of at least one drink, non-alcoholic drink if you choose, and we will be collecting $1 from each person to cover the tip for the bartender. NO FOOD OR DRINK IS PERMITTED TO BE BROUGHT ONTO THE PREMISES.

This is an informal group - come if you can and you don’t have to worry about finding a sub to take your place if you can’t come.

Looking forward to good Scrabble and friendship for all! See you on Monday. Questions? Call Carol Palmert at 262- 366-5080 or Lynn Kozlowski at 414- 545-2208.


Grohmann Museum Tues., Oct. 16, 10:30 am
The Grohmann Museum at Milwaukee School of Engineering is home to the world’s most comprehensive art collection dedicated to the evolution of human work. The museum has 3 floors of galleries along with a rooftop sculpture garden and atrium filled with art. Join us for a guided tour of this museum. Cost is $3.

We will meet for lunch at an authentic German restaurant, Mader’s, 1041 N. Old World 3rd St., after the tour. Due to limited parking availability we will car pool from the State Fair Park n Ride at 601 S. 76th St. at 10am. Plan on paying $2 to the driver and share any parking fee. See Payment Options at the beginning of this Social Activities section.

Questions? Call Event Leader, Sherry Dobson, at 262-498-4067 or 262-786-1569. Please note on Event Coupon if you will be joining us for lunch.


Supper Club Journey #5 – The Duck Inn Wed., October 17
Cocktails: 5:30 pm (cash bar) Dinner: 6:30 pm (separate checks available) CR-A & Hwy 89 (N6214 WI8), Delavan, WI (Located on the corner of County A & Hwy 89 in the township of Richmond, city of Delavan) Opens September 23, Limited to 30

We will close our 2018 Supper Club Journeys with a visit to The Duck Inn, an historic Supper Club, in Delavan. There will be a choice of about ten menu items, including, beef, pork, chicken, duck and seafood. Prices (including tax and tip) range from about $24 to $42. All entrees include cheese and crackers, tossed salad, starch and dinner rolls.

The name, The Duck Inn, originated during the prohibition era when The Duck Inn was a speak easy. Therefore, patrons secretly “duck in” for a drink where the bartender would tell a patron to be quiet and “speak easy.” After prohibition ended, Wisconsin liquor licenses were issued mostly outside the city limits, with the contingency that the establishment must serve food. To make use of the liquor license, establishments started to specialize in dinners and “supper clubs” were born. Your hosts for the evening are Joyce Szulc and Jim Stephens. Contact Joyce at 262-886-9328 or


Smoky Mountain Fall Foliage, October 22–26
Call first for availability!
Call Gerry Botticchio for availability at 414-425-3911




Songs for Nobodies
Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 pm, Stackner Cabaret Theatre
108 E. Wells St., Milwaukee
$40 Join us for a one-woman show that reminds us that everybody has a story and a song worth hearing. Share in the life-changing encounters of legendary divas and everyday women. Songs that made Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas icons of our age,

The Stackner Cabaret Theatre has been totally renovated. They have a delicious, moderately priced menu for those who wish to have dinner before the show. We will have the menu for you at the meeting or we can email it to you if you wish. We will need your menu choices before the show. Dinner will be on your own.

See Payment Options at the beginning of this section.

Questions? Contact Event Leader, Nancy Drolshagan, 8244 W. Potomac Ave., Milw., 53218. Or call Nancy at 414-491-3147 or 414- 461-3147.


Hairspray – Sun., Nov.18, 2 pm – Skylight Music Theatre
You can’t stop the beat in this big, bold, beloved story of a teenager’s triumphant transformation from social outcast to TV star who fights for everyone’s rights. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is set in 1960’s Baltimore and is filled with exuberant dancing and infectious music.

Cost is $61 for seating in the A Level, Main floor. We will be meeting for dinner after the show at Cafe Benelux, 345 N. Broadway. Please note on your event coupon if you will be joining us for dinner.




See Payment Options at the beginning of this section. Questions? Contact Event Leader, Lavonne Grenlie, P. O. Box 1043, Brookfield, 53008. Or call Lavonne at 262-542-2004.


Chicago Holiday Bus Trip Sat., December 1
Open Now - Closes November 17
Don’t miss this great trip. It is always so much fun and a good way to get in the mood for Christmas. As a Vagabond member, you are welcome to bring a non-Vagabond member with you.

Check out the website of the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau at to order one of their tourism booklets. Plenty to do: museums, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, China Town, ethnic neighborhood tours, theaters, shopping along the famous Magnificent Mile and the Christkindl Market.

Three pick up/drop off points at Park & Ride lots: Goerkes Corners at 8 am, State Fair at 8:30 am, and College Ave., Northeast Lot at 9 am. Drops off/pick up points in Chicago are at the Sheraton hotel and two museums. We’ll leave Chicago at 7:00 pm. More information will be sent to you approximately two weeks prior to the trip. If we have an “almost full” bus we will serve a hot breakfast sandwich, Danish and juice in the morning; snacks, beer and wine on the way home. Register online or send your Event Coupon and check for $28 made payable to the VSSC to Bonnie Lemmer, N90 W17492 St. Thomas Dr., Menomonee Falls, 53051.

If you do not use your email you must enclose a self-addressed, STAMPED, 9 ½” long envelope with your registration. Questions?? Call or email Bonnie at or 262-370- 6673. Emails preferred. Cancellations will not be accepted after November 17. Register early as the bus fills up quickly.


Christmas Caroling and Party Mon., December 3, 5 pm
Mark your calendars for our annual Christmas Caroling and Dinner Party!
We will meet at Lutheran Manor at 4545 N. 92nd St. at 5 pm bringing joyful caroling to the residents. Afterwards we will get together at Alioto’s for dinner and socializing. More details regarding the meal and costs will follow in your November Life. Carrie Zimmer will be your event leader.


Christmas Around Milwaukee Bakery Bus Tour
Sat., December 15, 10:15 am
Now Open Travel around the world and back in Milwaukee on the Christmas Around Milwaukee Bakery Bus Tour! An excellent opportunity to celebrate the holidays with fellow Vagabonds while sampling (and if desired, purchasing) additional delicious holiday cookies from a collection of our favorite bakeries in Milwaukee!

This tour highlights Santa’s favorite stops while enjoying stories of ethnic holiday traditions en route. Guests on the nice list (and even the naughty list) will be treated to signature cookies, candies and pastries at each stop. Everyone is welcome to dress for the occasion with Santa hats, elf stockings, ugly (or pretty) Christmas sweaters...all are welcome on the Christmas Around Milwaukee Bakery Bus Tour!

Shopping - please consider bringing a tote or canvas shopping bag to keep track of all your goodies on the bus. Keep in mind when planning your day that several bakeries only take cash.

Included in the per person price of only $68, attendees will enjoy:
• A bus tour with 5-8 stops at our favorite bakeries for their signature sweets and some time for shopping.
• Round trip transportation
• Narrated, guided tour fun

Cost includes all gratuity at each stop, tax, and tips for the driver and Tour Guide. Will depart from a downtown location. Register online or mail check and Event Coupon to Gail Krause, #2274 N. 62nd St., Wauwatosa, 53213

Questions? Call Gail Krause at 414-771-3951 or email me at