Sporting Activities
Mary Beth Braun

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.



Please sign up online for all events. Log-in with your email and Vagabond password to sign up and pay with your credit card.

Sunday HIKES are back
Meet at 1:30 p.m., hike from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Walk for the Fun – or Just for the Health – of It!

We welcome volunteers to lead hikes in future months. Contact Dan Heidemann at or (414) 416-1678 if you know you can be a leader. Hikes without leaders will be canceled.


April 2 – Downtown Milwaukee and Lakefront: Park
by the Italian Community Center, 631 E Chicago St.
We will hike about 4.5 miles downtown including:

• Third Ward
• Downtown Boardwalk
• Bronze Fonz
• Fiserv Forum
• Historic Pabst Brewery
• Lakefront Dinner at Café Benelux – 346 N Broadway.

Hike Leader is Dave Nelsen, (414) 350-1433.


April 9: No hike scheduled. Happy Easter.


April 16 – Downtown Racine and Lakefront
Meet in the parking lot one block WEST of the Racine Zoo, 2131 North Main Street (Walton Avenue & North Wisconsin). Hike is about 5.5 miles: south along the Lake Michigan lakefront and back up Main Street in Racine. Hike from 1:45 to 3:45 pm. Guests welcome!

After, for those who wish, food and drinks at Reefpoint Brew House, 2 Christopher Columbus Causeway, Racine. Hike Leaders: Joyce Szulc and Jim Stephens. Questions? Call Joyce at (262) 902-3248


April 23 – Minooka Park
Meet at 1:30 in the parking lot on Sunset Drive in Waukesha, just west of Hwy. Y (Racine Ave.) and just east of Hwys. 164 and 59, or park on street. Hike from 1:45 to 3:45, then to the Neighbor’s Bar and Grill on S16 W22255 Arcadian Ave in Waukesha to eat and drink.

Park entrance fee is required to park vehicle within park. Leader: Betty Riley, (262) 888-9978.


April 30 – Nashotah Park
Meet at Park & Ride Lot at Hwy 16 and Cty C at 1:30 p.m., hike from 1:45 to 3:45 pm. Bathrooms in the park are open. Food and beverages afterward at Revere’s Wells Street Tavern, 505 Wells St., Delafield. Wear proper hiking shoes. Trails of mulch, grass, gravel. Ground may be muddy. Terrain is a mix of flat, gentle hills—a few short but steep. Leader is Gary Kovach, (414) 712-3897.





Tuesdays at Brookfield Hills
16075 Pinehurst Dr, Brookfield
June 6 – Aug. 29 (no golf on July 4)
12 weeks of golf This is 9 holes, with tee times 1-1:30 p.m. This league is limited to 20 golfers who are intermediate to advanced ability. Fee: $178 for the season.

Cart rental is $9 per person weekly. You can sign up as a single or as a twosome. Singles will be matched with a partner, and each week there will be a mix-up of twosomes so you will get to play with everyone. We will have an end-of-season pizza party.

If you have a preferred partner, name them on the registration form. Subs sign up for $17, which includes the pizza party. Subs pay $13.50 for each round of golf paid directly to the person they are subbing for. Sign-ups start April 1. League captain is Gordy Weiss, or (262) 308-2703.


Wednesdays at Songbird Hills
W259 N8700 Hwy 164, Hartland
May 31 – Aug. 23 (13 weeks)
Songbird Hills is just south of County Line Road. The fee for 9 holes of golf each week is $175 for the season. An option to play 18 holes is available at an extra charge. Tee times start 1:30 p.m. for 18-hole golfers and 1:52 p.m. for 9-hole players. Golf carts are $9 per rider. Cost includes a Corn Roast/Brats/ Burgers end-of-season party and prizes for hole event winners and door prizes.

Golfers can sign up as a single or as a twosome. Foursomes will be formed for play. You will be playing with the same foursome each week. Contact Suzanne Wiedner if you would like to request specific players for a foursome.

Cost for subs is $15, which includes the party and prizes. Subs pay $11.75 for their round of golf, payable to the person they are subbing for. We will have a sub list. Registrations opens April 1.

Event Leader: Suzanne Wiedner,, (262) 305-844


Fridays at Sunny Slope
4285 S. Sunny Slope Road, New Berlin
June 2 – Aug. 18 (12 weeks)
9 holes, tee times between 1 & 2 pm
Fee: $178
Carts are $8 per rider. Golf course walkers welcome. You can sign up as a single or as a twosome; singles will be matched with a partner, and each week there will be a mix-up of twosomes. We will have an end-of-season pizza party.

If you have a particular partner in mind, list their name on the registration form. Subs sign up for $17, which includes the pizza party. Subs pay $13.50 for each round of golf paid directly to the person they sub for. Sign-ups start April 1. Event leader: Jean Dueling, Call or text her at (414) 321-0258.


Weekly one–hour walks
Our weekday morning walks will be Thursdays, beginning April 6 at 11 a.m. at Mitchell Park, Brookfield with an optional lunch stop afterward at the discretion of the leader.

Meet at the main pavilion parking lot on Mitchell Park Drive. Check each Friday’s At-a-Glance email for details. Our monthly Happy Hour Walks are still Wednesdays at 4-5 p.m. Volunteers who lead a walk can chose their favorite park in the greater metro area. Volunteers, please contact Mary Beth Braun at (262) 443-7291 or


New Glarus Bike Trip, July 13–16
Registration opens April 1

Our annual weekend bike ride will be July 13-16 in New Glarus. There are multiple trails in the area, including the Sugar River, Badger and Military Ridge State trails. We will be staying at the Hyatt Place in Verona. Hot continental breakfast is included. We can bring chairs to sit outside and have drinks and snacks at the traditional evening gatherings. We aren’t allowed to bring food in the hotel as they serve food.

Fee: $295 per person, double occupancy. The location of the hotel is convenient to the bike trails, and there are three restaurants within walking distance. Ten rooms are reserved; more could be available if needed. Pickleball/tennis courts are close by for those who wish to play. Call Dan Heidemann at (414) 416-1678 or Denise Kremel at (262) 524-1023.


Weekly Bike Rides – Seeking Leaders, June 4 – Sept. 24
We are preparing for the bike-riding season. Thank you to everybody who volunteered to lead a bike ride last year. Now we need volunteer leaders for this year. We ride on Sunday afternoons and need leaders to map out routes of at least 15 miles. Along with the ride leader, we will have a sweeper to help monitor the group and assist in case of emergency.

After each ride, we meet for food, drink and camaraderie. There will be no local ride scheduled July 16 because of the annual Weekend Bike Trip. To reserve your date, contact Jim Stephens at (262) 694-2115 or


Door County Midweek Get–Away
Tuesday – Friday, Aug. 29 – Sept. 1

A world away yet close to home, come enjoy Door County. We will stay at the Landmark Condominium Resort in Egg Harbor again. There are tennis courts and indoor and outdoor pools. Other activities include biking, hiking golf, the arts, galleries, and the ever-challenging retail therapy. To find out more, go to

Meals and beverages are self-pay. You can cook in your condo or visit the onsite restaurant. Each night, we will meet in the lodge for a cash bar and socializing.

A bike ride this year is TBD. A scheduled walk in Peninsula State Park will be planned.

To ensure availability, Landmark is asking us to sign up early this spring. Call for reservations (under the Vagabond group) starting April 15. You can use your AAA or AARP cards for a 10% discount. Registration deadline is May 31.

Nightly lodging rates:

One-bedroom woodside king, $179 One-bedroom main-level waterside queen suite, $189 One-bedroom main-level waterside king suite, $209 Two-bedroom, two-bath woodside suite, $225

Each unit has a full kitchen, dining area, living room and sofa sleeper.

For reservations, call Sonja at (920) 868-5164 by May 31. Then visit to follow up and register in Wild Apricot. Questions? Contact Jean Dueling at (414) 321-0258.


Have an Idea?
If you would like to do something this spring or summer that doesn’t involve participating in a sport, please share your ideas and help make it happen with your fellow Vagabonds.

We can’t do it without you! Contact Denise at (262) 524-1023.