Social Activities
Cindy Hummer

cindyPayment 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


Eat & Drink with Fellow Vagabonds

Milwaukee: 8-9 am every Saturday for breakfast at Genesis Restaurant, Beloit Rd. & 108th St. Good food, talk and fun. New and prospective members welcome.


Menomonee Falls: 8:30 am, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, in a “private room” at Ally’s Bistro, N72 W13350 Lund Ln., Menomonee Falls on the corner of Appleton and Good Hope Rd. (enter from either).

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


FISH FRY, december 6
Drinks 5:30-6:30 pm, Dinner @ 6:30 pm
(Please wear your Vagabond name tag for expediting our dinner & drink tabs)
THUNDER BAY GRILLE N14 W24145 Tower Place, Waukesha
(I-94 Exit 294) A
ll U can Eat (Fried or Baked) • Salad Bar & Soft Drinks incl. Drinks & Dinner in “The Porch” – Our own private room!

RSVP to Sally Borchardt at or leave a message at 414-349-9359 (please make sure I respond to your message) by Dec. 5th before 5 pm. Limited to 45 people – sign up quickly!


Over-the-Hump, Wednesday, December 18, 5–7 pM
ARIS SPORTS BAR • 1673 S. 108th St.
No RSVP required. • See you there!




Dec. 2, 16, & 30 @ 1 pm
American Legion Post 3245 N. 124th St., Brookfield
$1 plus a beverage American Legion Post 3245 N. 124th St., Brookfield Bring your Scrabble board and dictionaries. Questions? Call Carol Palmert at 262-366-5080 or Lynn Kozlowski at 414-545-2208.


Tues., Dec. 10 & 24 @ 6 pm

$1 plus a beverage American Legion Post 3245 N. 124th St., Brookfield Call Dick Kowalski at 414-416-3009 or for dominoes or cribbage questions? Call Gerry Botticchio at 414-425-3911.


Christmas Caroling and Dinner Party
Monday, December 2, 5 PM

Luther Manor • 4545 N. 92nd St., Wauwatosa k

Gather for Christmas Caroling at Luther Manor with dinner to follow at Alioto’s, Mayfair Road and Burleigh. Park at the lot in front of the Lippold Faith and Education Center. Enter north driveway.

After an hour of singing, we’ll meet at Alioto’s for socializing, dinner and a party at 6:45. The caroling is free, so come to sing even if you can’t attend dinner. Sign up for the dinner f you can’t attend the caroling. Dinner is $27, includes tax and gratuity. Dinner choices are: Baked Stuffed Pork Chop with Brown Gravy and Applesauce, Baked Stuffed Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Baked Cod with tartar sauce and lemon wedge. All dinners include Salad, Whipped Baked or Buttered New Potatoes, Italian Bread, Dessert, Coffee or Tea.

registerSign up online or mail your completed event coupon, check payable to VSSC and Dinner Choice to Carrie Zimmer, W140 N7250 Lilly Rd., Menomonee Falls, WI 53051. No charge for caroling only. Questions? Call Carrie at 262-253-1056.


CHICAGO HOLIDAY BUS TRIP – 2019, Sat., December 7, $28
bDon’t miss this great trip. It’s always so much fun and a good way to get in the mood for Christmas.

Vagabonds are welcome to bring one guest. Visit to order a tourism booklet. See museums, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, China Town, ethnic neighborhood tours, theaters, shopping on the Magnificent Mile, the Christkindl Market and activities relating to the 2019-20 Architectural biennial event.

\Three pick-up/drop-off points at Park N Ride lots: Goerkes Corners at 8 a.m., State Fair at 8:30 a.m. and College Ave. Northeast Lot at 9 a.m. Drop-off/pick-up points in Chicago are the Sheraton hotel and two museums. We’ll leave Chicago at 7:00 p.m.

registerRegister online or send your completed event coupon and check for $28 payable to VSSC to Bonnie Lemmer, N90 W17492 St. Thomas Dr., Menomonee Falls, 53051. If you do not use email you must enclose a self-addressed, STAMPED envelope with your event coupon if you want to receive the Chicago trip packet of information. Questions? Call or text at Bonnie at 262-370-6673 or email


Christmas with the Alley Cats
Fri., Dec. 13, 7:30 pm, $32
WI Lutheran College • 8800 W. Bluemound Road
Make plans to relax and enjoy a night of great singing and comedy! With their tight, four-part harmony these musical comics have been featured as Jay Leno’s opening act for over 7 years.

registerParking in the structure next to the theater is free. Also free refreshments available during intermission. Sign up online or send your event coupon & check payable to VSSC Gerry Botticchio, W124S6488 Hawthorne Rd., Muskego, WI 53150 Questions? Call Gerry Botticchio at 414-425-3911.


‘Twas the Month Before Christmas
Thurs., Dec. 19 at noon
Wilson Theater @ Vogel Hal, 121 E. State St., Milwaukee
Come see this off-Broadway show that tells a unique story of Joseph and Mary, the three kings, and the innkeeper, along with other stories that led to that magical night in Bethlehem. All seats are in Orchestra rows B and C. Right up front.

registerThis is an all-inclusive buffet and show for $57. Buffet starts at noon, show at 2 pm. Buffet includes salad, braised beef, grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dessert and coffee. Sign up online or mail your event coupon and check payable to VSSC to Nancy Mathews, 5399 Wolfberry Circle, Greendale 53129. Questions call Nancy at 414-491-6500.


, Tues., Dec. 31, 8 pm – 12:30 am
Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwauke
There’ll be noise makers, hats, music, drinks, band, snacks, desserts, and tons of fun as our own Vagabond New Year’s Eve Party returns with so much fun that it will take place over TWO years!!!

Hurry, limited space, so limited tickets. And, thankfully, it will be at our Serb Hall home. A great band, too, the Best of Everything, that plays great 50s/60s/70s music for your dancing and listening pleasure.

A light meal of little sandwiches, veggies, chips, and more, plus scrumptious desserts, will be served at 10:30, and then a champagne toast at midnight, too!!! For couples AND singles (yes, you can definitely come without a partner, because there’ll be plenty of Vagabond friends and others looking for dance partners)!

registerJust $35 a person! Open to nonmembers, too, but only as guests of members. Send your check, made out to VSSC, to Ron Sonntag, 9406 N. 107th St., Milwaukee, WI 53224 or sign up online.

For more info, call Ron at 414-788-4907. Formal wear not expected; dressy casual just fine. Say farewell to 2019 and hello to 2020 with friends all around you on New Year’s Eve.


Tripoli Shrine New Year’s Eve, Tues., Dec. 31, $97
Event Leaders: Greg and Diane Zarse, 414-530-9181.
Dress up to bring in the New Year! Dance to the Dick Strauss Band! Start the night with gourmet hors d’oeuvers and end with late night appetizers.

Open bar 6pm–12:30am. Dinner at 7pm. Choices are a Grilled Salmon Filet topped with a Blue Crab Cake or Bone-In Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine sauce and topped with Oyster Mushrooms. Each dinner includes a green salad, applewood bacon and charred tomatoes, boursin cheese, mashed potatoes, asparagus with pancetta bacon crumbles and gourmet cheesecake.

registerSign up online or mail your completed event coupon and your check payable to VSSC to Greg and Diane Zarse, 11810 W. Coldspring Rd., Greenfield, 53228.



Milwaukee Bucks Game
Mon., Jan. 20, 4 pm
Deadline Dec. 15

Spend the MLK Holiday with the Bucks! Come see the Milwaukee Bucks play against the Chicago Bulls. We have reserved a block of tickets in the Upper & Lower Bowl sections. You will be sitting among your Vagabond friends

Possibility of a Fiserv Forum tour may be available to those who are interested. More details will be available at a later date.

registerTickets for Upper Bowl are $32 in Section 233, tickets for Lower Bowl are $63 in Section 121. Please sign up online or send your completed event coupon and check payable to VSSC to Jean Dueling at 1530 Golden Drive, Hubertus, WI 53033. Tickets will be distributed at the Jan. 8th Vagabond meeting. If you would like your tickets mailed, please send a SASE to Jean or include a SASE with your mail order. Questions? Contact Nancy Mathews at 414-491-6500.


Disney’s The Lion King, Thurs. Feb 6, Noon Buffet, 2 pm Show
Marcus PAC, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee
Disney’s The Lion King continues to amaze, with astounding visuals that will make this a show one you’ll remember forever. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by an enormous company of international performers, whose detailed costumes, carved masks, and intricate makeup will transport you to the gorgeous vistas of the African savanna.

Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. More than 95 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage.

Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical. There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.

Jregisteroin us at Noon for a buffet of chicken, boneless ribs and all the fixings. Price includes lunch and show. Loge Row A $88, Orchestra Row R $108, Orchestra Row P $130. Signup online or mail your completed event coupon and check payable to VSSC to Gail Lofgren, N77 W5446 Baywater Lane, Cedarburg 53012. Questions? Call Gail at 262-377-4396.




We are always looking for great photos of our members enjoying activities and you are our best source! Send your high resolution (largest) photos to Jeff White at so they can be uploaded to the website and used in the Life when we have space. Also send your photos to Joyce Szulc,, to post on the Vag Facebook page.