A Mighty Fortress
Thursday, June 2
In 2005, the first production of Church Basement Ladies musical comedy premiered. To date, there have been seven sequels to the wildly popular play celebrating the church basement kitchen and the women who work there.
We will travel to The Fireside in Fort Atkinson for a performance of Church Basement Ladies: A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement - the fourth play in the series. The ladies find themselves facing more changes as a reformation of the Lutheran Church is underway. Yet, against the changing tide, these “bulwarks never failing” stand strong in their faith and in their friendships with more crazy antics, great songs, and lessons reluctantly learned.
Prior to the performance, lunch will be served beginning with a chopped salad with entrée choices of Roast Boneless Pork Chop, Chicken Cordon Bleu, or Lasagna and fresh baked bread from the Fireside’s artisan bakery. For dessert, homemade apple pie with streusel topping served with homemade vanilla bean custard. Coffee, tea, and milk are included. Cash bar will be available.
Between lunch and the performance, there may be time to walk off a bit of that delicious meal while browsing through the many shops carrying unique and seasonal décor and fashion items.
Should time allow, we’ll make a stop at the Jones Market store where we will learn the history of Jones Farms and shop through the store. And, don’t worry - there will be room on the coach to bring home your purchases.
Milkmen, Play Ball!
Sunday, June 26
As All-American as Mom and apple pie - and whether the players are a bunch of kids in the schoolyard or uniformed adults in giant stadiums - baseball is widely recognized as one of America’s national pastimes.
After being brought to North America by immigrants from England in the mid-1800s, baseball evolved from stick-and-ball games to the modern day sport. Rules of the game varied from area to area until 1893 when the rules in place were mostly consistent. Several leagues have come and gone with a fair share of controversy and drama, but the game continues to hold strong in American’s hearts. Since 2019, the Milwaukee Milkmen have been playing independent baseball as members of the American Association of Professional Baseball which was founded in 2005.
We’ll spend a Sunday afternoon at Franklin Field in Franklin, WI rooting on the Milwaukee Milkmen during their game against the Gary Southshore Railcats. Tickets include admission, a ball cap, and all-you-can-eat hot dogs, brats, sliders, chips, cookies, and soda in the Hop Yard. Beer and other items are available for purchase.
Thursday, July 7
Reservations full - waitlist only
With a sweet floral scent, lavender is believed to be native to the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and India with a history of medicinal and religious use dating back as far as 2,500 years.
Different strains of lavender can be found all over the world now, and its uses include holistic medicinal treatments, for cooking and teas, and to make things smell good. The entire plant can be used to create essential oils, teas, tinctures, and sachets. Our visit to New Life Lavender and Cherry Farm in Baraboo will include a short video of the farm’s history, a self-guided tour of the lavender fields, and a slice of cherry-lavender pie to be enjoyed with a glass of strawberry lavender lemonade. There is, also, a little retail area on site for purchase of lavender and cherry products.
To fuel up for our walking tour, we’ll eat lunch at the Log Cabin Restaurant and Bakery in Baraboo. The country-style lunch will include a choice of slow-roasted beef, pork, or turkey served with mashed potatoes, vegetables, and fresh rolls. Beverage options include coffee, Pepsi products, and iced tea.
On the way home, we’ll make a stop at a GLC favorite - The Mousehouse Cheeshaus in Windsor. Stock up on Wisconsin merchandise, delicious cheeses and fudge, or pick up something for supper at Igor’s Big Belly Deli located within the store.
Good Life Club will host a gathering at Brooklife Church in Mukwonago on the second Tuesday of every other month from 10:00AM - 11:30AM. Tuesday Talks will bring in a speaker - or two - to present various topics of interest. Or, we may just have a fun activity. The talks will be free of charge and open to members and their guests.
Tuesday, June 14
Cybersecurity & Scams
Citizens Bank’s Information Security Officer Scott Noles will share ways to keep your information and devices safe from hackers and scammers. There’s always someone out there trying to steal from others. Don’t let yourself become a victim.