Barbara Jacobs

Barbara Jacobs


I’m happy to report that 109 Golden Times members enjoyed the ever popular “The King & I” performance at the Lyric Opera House on May 11. Not only did we enjoy that performance, but a week later we attended the rescheduled “We Gotta Bingo” at the Chicago Theater Works with a full coach of happy members.

For those of us who enjoy what our Region and the Chicago area has to offer in the way of great entertainment, Golden Times welcomes you to join us.

Speaking of joining us, we are again in need of additional board members. Please give Doc Rucoba a call if you are interested. Call (708) 474-7435.

Upcoming events:

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

June 23: Join Golden Times members for a day of golf at beautiful Indian Ridge Courses in Hobart. Event includes 9 holes of golf/lunch/prizes. You are welcome to do lunch only. Call Doc at (708) 474-7435 for more information.

June 28: Trip to Shipshewana Flea Market. Cost is $29. Lunch is on your own. Shipshewana is one hour ahead of us. Call Pat Weis at (219) 838-0032 for reservations and to inquire about time of departure from Staples in Munster.

July 21: Annual Picnic at Wicker Park. Cost is $11 per person for tickets. There will be no tickets sold the day of the picnic. Tickets are available at First Merchants Bank, 1720 45th Ave., Munster and by calling Pat Dunham at (219) 988-3689. Make your check payable to Golden Times and include your membership number.

August 8/9: Trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan. This custom 2-day trip is hosted by Fritzie Kurz at (219) 322-8042. Cost of trip is $169 per person, double occupancy and includes transportation, hotel, breakfast, Ford Museum/Meijer Gardens and more.

Don’t forget to check our Web site at for more information. As of May 1, we had 622 registered members.

To become a member of Golden Times, you must be 55 years of age. Call our membership chairperson Pat Perry at (219) 696-7078 or mail your $5 yearly fee to her at 9204 W 190th Ave., Lowell. Make check payable to Golden Times. Please include: name/address/phone/city/state/zip/date of birth/ and emergency number. If you wish to share your email address you are welcome to include it.