Social Activities
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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 Feb. 17th, 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.


Fri., Feb 9 - Fish Fry at Chancery Pub 2100 E. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha Drinks 5:30 – 6:30 pm • Dinner @ 6:30 pm
All U can eat Fried Cod @$11.95 + tax & tip. Beverage not included. (Baked is not an option, but menu items are okay) RSVP to Sheila Crabb at , or leave a message at 920-427-6022 by Feb. 8th, before 5:30 pm.


Wed., Feb. 21, 5-7 pm Over-the-Hump will be at Aris Sports Bar 1673 S. 108th (Hwy. 100) No RSVP required. See you there!


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Tues., Feb. 13 and 27 at 6 pm at the American Legion Post, 3245 N. 124th St.
NO FOOD OR DRINK IS PERMITTED TO BE BROUGHT ONTO THE PREMISES. Free popcorn is available. The purchase of a beverage is encouraged and much appreciated. A $1 fee is collected from members and non-members for the bartender. Cribbage boards and cards are available for cribbage players. Sheepshead questions? Call Dick Kowalski at 414-416-3009. Dominoes questions? Call Gerry Botticchio at 414- 425-3911.


John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party (Musical Show, Not a Dance)
Sat., Jan. 27, 7:30pm

Schauer Arts Center, Hartford
Call Bonnie 1st for availability!
Come join us for a night of fun and music at the official re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper’s final tour. John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party is the ONLY production to be endorsed by the Holly, Valens, and Richardson estates. A tribute experience unlike any other, this concert features unbridled, highvoltage entertainment featuring all the hit songs of the 50s era like “Peggy Sue,” “La Bamba,” and “Chantilly Lace.”

See more at Dinner at Mine Shaft, Hwy. 83 & 60 at 6 pm (at your cost). Indicate on the Event Coupon if you want dinner. Send a completed Event Coupon, a SASE, and a check made out to the VSSC for $32 to Bonnie Lemmer, N90W17492 Saint Thomas Dr., Menomonee Falls, WI 53051. Want to carpool or have questions? Contact Bonnie at or call or text to 262-370-6673.


Festival City Symphony Presents: Terrific Saints & Heroes Concert - Sun., January 28, 3pm
Can you believe that the Festival City Symphony concert on Sun., January 28, will feature none other than Beethoven and Mendelssohn on the same day? Wow, what a treat, with two of the greatest masters of all time, along with a beautiful piece by the relatively unknown but remarkable Paul Hindemith and his “Noble Vision” beauty at the Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street.

Come and enjoy two hours of great music and relaxation for only $8 for Vagabonds and friends. Then to Rock Bottom Brewery at 5 pm for good food and beverages. Send checks made out to VSSC to Ron Sonntag, 9406 N. 107th St., Milwaukee 53224, or sign up with credit cards or cash at the December or January meetings. Tickets will not be mailed to you, but will be passed out in the front lobby of the Pabst at 2:45. Question? Call Ron Sonntag at 414-788-4907. Start the afternoon with the Vagabond lakefront hike at noon for some good heart exercise, too.


Attention all Scrabble Lovers or Word Freaks!
We’re thinking of starting a Scrabble group. We would like to meet on Monday afternoons around 1 pm. The place will be determined by the number of people that are interested. Both men and women who love to play Scrabble are invited. If this is something you would be interested in, call Carol Palmert at 262-366-5080, or Lynn Kozlowski at 414-545-2208. Let the games begin!


People Say We’re in LoveThurs., Feb. 15, 8 pm Sunset Playhouse
800 Elm Grove Rd., Elm Grove
Rodgers and Hammerstein created timeless classics like Oklahoma, Carousel and South Pacific and are at the heart and soul of the Great American Songbook. Come celebrate love at this enchanting cabaret!

Join your Vagabond friends on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 8 pm at the Sunset Playhouse for a limited-engagement performance at the relaxed and comfortable Studio Theatre. Cost is $17.

Send your Event Coupon and check for $17 payable to VSSC to Gerry Botticchio, W124 S6488 Hawthorne Rd., Muskego, 53150. Questions? Call Gerry at 414-425-3911.

West Side Story, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2:00pm – Tickets: $7.00
Muskego High School - W183 S8750 Racine Ave., Muskego, WI (Corner of Racine Ave. & Woods Rd.)

The play is based on the movie which starred Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, and Richard Baymer. Reservations open now through Thursday, February 8th, 2018. We have a limited block of seats available at this time, so sign-up early. Fill out and sign an “Event Coupon” and a check for $7.00  made payable to “Vagabond Ski & Social Club”. Mail all to: Gerry Botticchio, W124 S6488 Hawthorne Rd., Muskego, WI 53150

Questions? Call Gerry 414-425-3911


Clue, the Musical - Sun., March 11, 2pm
Waukesha Civic Theatre 264 West Main St., Waukesha
Who killed Mr. Boddy? Was it Mrs. Peacock in the Conservatory with the lead pipe? Or Colonel Mustard in the Billiard Room with the revolver? In this musical comedy based on the Hasbro board game, the audience gets to pick! Every character has a motive, the means, and an opportunity - so whodunit? Wheredunit? Howdunit? Play along with the detective to solve the case! Catchy music, colorful characters, and a live orchestra make for a fun afternoon at the theatre.

After the musical we will have dinner at the Clarke Hotel Irish Pub. The cost is $21. Dinner will be on your own. Send an Event Coupon and a check for $21 payable to the VSSC to Denise Kremel, 2711 Portage Circle, Waukesha, WI 53189. Please indicate on the Event Coupon if you will be joining us for dinner. Sign up by Feb. 15 to guarantee a seat with the group. Questions? Call Denise at 262-524-1023.


Palermo’s Pizza Tour & Lunch - Wed., March 14, 10am
Join us for Milwaukee’s only pizza tour. We will be touring the Palermo’s facility and having lunch after the tour in the Pizzeria 3301. Palermo’s is located at 3301 W. Canal Street, Milwaukee, which is close to Miller Park.

The tour is at 10 am, but please arrive by 9:45 am. No open-toed shoes will be allowed.

Only $8 per person, which includes the tour, a large piece of hand stretched pizza, a soda and a side of fruit.

Send an Event Coupon and check payable to VSSC to Denise Kremel, 2711 Portage Circle, Waukesha, WI 53189. Please include on your coupon your choice of pizza. Your choices are cheese, sausage, pepperoni and supreme. Questions? Call Denise at 262-524-1023.

Wine/Beer Tasting & Appetizers Sun., March 18, 3 - 4:30 pm Uncorkt,
240 Main Street, Racine
Back by popular demand! Join us in Racine on a Sunday afternoon in a cozy establishment to help beat the Winter Blahs! You will have the opportunity to taste a selection of wines or beer, plus enjoy a medley of cold and hot appetizers, including a variety of Wisconsin cheese.

This locally-owned wine tasting bar and craft beer store will be open just for us that afternoon and will allow you to wander through the store to explore the hundreds of small-batch wines and craft beers, plus enjoy conversation with fellow Vagabonds. If you wish to purchase any wine or beer, there will be a special discount available that afternoon. Price is only $16. Send your Event Coupon and check payable to VSSC to Joyce Szulc, 1148 N. Sunnyslope Drive, #203, Mt. Pleasant, 53406. Questions? Contact Joyce at 262-886-9328, or for more details.



Festival City Symphony Passion, Beauty, & Light Sun., March 25, 3 pm On Sunday, March 25, Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony will perform “Passion, Beauty, and Light,” a Symphony Sundays concert at 3 pm at the Pabst Theater
144 E. Wells St.
Three of the finest French masters, including Debussy, will give us a musical feast inspired by passion, love, and studies in light and shade. To add more to the wonderful event, the Hartford Union High School Women’s Chorus will guest perform. Come and enjoy two hours of great music and relaxation for only $8 for Vagabonds and friends. Then to Rock Bottom Brewery at 5 pm for good food and beverages. Send checks made payable to VSSC to Ron Sonntag, 9406 N. 107th St., Milwaukee 53224, or sign up with credit cards or cash at the General Meetings. Tickets will not be mailed to you, but will be passed out in the front lobby of the Pabst at 2:45. Questions? Call Ron at 414-788-4907. Start the afternoon with the Vagabond lakefront hike at noon for some good heart exercise, too.


Franc D’Ambrosio Wed., April 11, 1 pm Sharon Wilson Center
19805 Capitol Drive, Brookfield
Spend an afternoon with the Phantom! Franc D’Ambrosio is best known for his role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. With more than 2,300 performances, he held the title ‘World’s Longest Running Phantom’ for a decade. Franc’s resume also includes an Academy Award-nominated film, an Emmy Award-nominated television show, a four-time Tony-nominated Broadway show, two Grammy Considerations, and a National Theatre Award nomination. Amongst these many accolades, Mr. D’Ambrosio may be most widely known for his role as Anthony Corleone in the Academy Award-nominated film, The Godfather III. Franc sang the Academy Award-winning theme song, “Speak Softly Love” (Brucia la Terra) in both the film and the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. His performance so impressed the late Luciano Pavarotti that it led to an invitation - which was quickly accepted - for him to study with the legendary tenor, for the summer, at his home in Italy. His training with Pavarotti brought his voice to new heights, and his career has been on the rise ever since.

Send your Event Coupon and check payable to VSSC for $22 to Lois Brown at 5038 N. 104th St., Milwaukee, 53225. Questions? Call Lois at 414- 535-0014.



The Tamburitzans Sun., April 15, 2pm Greendale High School
Come join us to enjoy America’s longest running multicultural song and dance company! The Tamburitzans is a unique ensemble of talented young folk artists dedicated to the performance and preservation of music, songs 11 and dances of Eastern Europe and neighboring folk cultures.

This performance takes place on Sun., April 15, at 2 pm at the Greendale High School Auditorium, 6801 Southway in Greendale. Cost is $23. Send your signed Event Coupon and check for $23 payable to VSSC to Kaye Bires, 3519 Nagawicka Rd., Hartland, 53029. Questions? Call Kaye or Erv Bires at 262-367-5545, Erv cell: 262-443-5258. Dinner, TBA, will be on your own after the show.


Dallas Brass Thurs., April 19, 7:30 pm Opens February 1
Founded in Dallas, TX, Dallas Brass has become one of America’s foremost musical ensembles. They have established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion. The ensemble’s repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music. Be one of the lucky Vagabonds to enjoy their music at the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center, W68 N611 Evergreen Blvd. on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 pm. We plan to eat at one of the restaurants nearby at 5:30. More info to follow. Dinner is on your own. Cost of the tickets is only $33. Send your completed Event Coupon along with your check payable to VSSC to Pam Cole, 4659 S. Woodland Dr., Greenfield, 53220, or you can use your credit card or cash at the February 7th meeting. Questions? Call Pam at 414-750-6011.


Don’t Dress for Dinner Sun., April 29, 2 pm Sunset Playhouse
Five years have passed since Bernard declared his love for Jacqueline in Boeing-Boeing, and he is now planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress while Jacqueline, now his wife, is away. He has invited best friend Robert along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well, suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed. All reservations must be made by April 10. After the performance, we will meet for dinner at Baker’s Square, 15300 Bluemound Road, Elm Grove. When completing the Event Coupon, please note if you will be joining us for dinner. If you want your tickets mailed, provide a SASE, otherwise we will hand out tickets in the lobby of Sunset a half-hour prior to the performance. Send your Event Coupon with $17 check payable to VSSC to Lavonne Grenlie, PO Box 1043, Brookfield, 53008. Questions? Call Lavonne at 262-542-2004.