Happy spring! For those of you who missed the Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier in March, it was fantastic. The décor and choice of vendors gave the public a sneak preview of the beauty of nature and how you can put it together if you’re lucky to have a “green thumb.”

I am happy to say that we had 15 new Golden Times members on that trip and no one got lost.

Upcoming Events:

May 26: Theater at the Center’s “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” Tickets are $30. Call Judy at (219) 365-5150. Deadline for buying tickets is May 15. Set in the Roaring ‘20s, this is a musical filled with great Gershwin tunes and dancing as well as a wonderful love story.

June 7, 14 and 21: Pinochle at the Elks Lodge on 45th Street in Highland. Call Doc at (708) 474-7435 for more information. There will be refreshments and prizes for lucky players.

June 8, 9 and 10: Isle Hotel & Casino getaway in Bettendorf, Iowa. Price per person is $225. Trip also includes lunch and entertainment on the Celebration Belle Paddleboat/casino payback/transportation/a stop-off at Rhymn Casino for a lunch and casino play. Can’t you hear those banjos playing on the Mighty Mississippi River? Call Barb at (219) 844-1090.

June 28: Shipshewana Flea Market. Cost is $29 for transportation only. Join Pat Weis on this one-day trip to the great Indiana Flea Market. Market time is one hour ahead of Central Time. Call Pat at (219) 838-0032 for departure time and reservation.

June 23: Golf with other Golden Times members at Indian Ridge Courses. Includes nine holes golf/lunch/prizes. Call Doc at (708) 474-7435 for all the details. You are invited to come for lunch only if you don’t golf.

July 21: Annual Picnic at Wicker Park. Tickets are $11. Tickets will not be sold the day of the picnic. We are trying a different lunch menu offered by Arby’s. Call Doc at (708) 474-7435 or Pat Dunham at (219) 988-3689 for tickets or you can pick them up at First Merchants Bank 1720-45th St, Munster. Make checks payable to Golden Times and include your membership number.

Our membership chairperson Pat Perry has registered 594 Golden Times members as of April 1. To become a member of Golden Times you must be 55 years of age. Call Pat at: (219) 696-7078 or mail your $5 yearly fee to her at 9204 W 190th Ave., Lowell, IN 46356. Make your check payable to Golden Times. Please include: name/address/phone number/emergency number city/state/Zip/date of birth. We will also accept your email address if you wish to share it.

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