Barbara Jacobs

Barbara Jacobs


Golden Times members enjoyed a July 21 picnic despite the heat wave that day. Sixty members braved one of the hottest summer days in many years, along with a storm.

The great breeze it brought with it cooled us down for a while.

Members enjoyed each other’s company along with a lunch prepared by Arby’s Restaurant.

That was followed by bingo and a few other outside games and prizes.

Thanks to Pat Dunham, Yvonne Skorupa and other board members who helped make the Picnic in the Park a pleasure for the seniors.

Upcoming events

Thursday: Bocce ball, Lansing Sportsman Club at 10:30 a.m. You don’t need to be a “champ” to play bocce ball. The cost is $7 per person. Lunch is available, but not included. Call Doc at (708) 474-7435.

Tuesdays, Sept. 6, 13 and 20: Pinochle at the Elks Lodge, Highland. (This is a change in venue). $10 per person for three sessions. There is an 11 a.m. start time. Call Doc at (708) 474-7435.

Sept. 14-18: Chattanooga, Tennessee trip—There is still availability until the Monday deadline. The cost is $729 per person double occupancy. Includes three train excursions/a paddle boat luncheon/a night out in Nashville and much more. Call Barb at (219) 844-1090 for reservations.

Sept. 22: Card & Bunco Party. The cost is $25 at Tiebels Restaurant. Tickets on sale now. Call Yvonne Skorupa at (219) 923-4185 or (219) 808-1517 or you may call Barb at (219) 844-1090 for reservations. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is at noon. Please have your membership number handy when you call for reservations. There is a choice of perch or chicken.

Oct 2-8: Diamond Tours to “Cape Cod”— The cost is $559 double occupancy per person. There is still room on this tour. Call Fritzie at (219) 322-8042 for more information.

Oct 13: “Pump Boys & Dinettes” Theatre at the Center. The cost is $30. Please call Pat Perry at (219) 696-7078 for reservations. Ticket deadline is Sept.16. Checks made payable to Golden Times. Please include your membership number on the check.

Oct. 20: Year’s Largest Jewelry Show at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. The cost is $39 per person. Lunch is on your own. Call Barb at (219) 844-1090. Reservations now available.

Oct. 27: General meeting will be held at the Town Center, just off 73rd Ave., 7250 Arthur Ave., Merrillville. (This is a change in venue.) This will be our second general meeting of the year and our first time meeting at Town Center. For those of you who have not attended a meeting, join us for light refreshments and let us hear your voices and ideas. Meeting starts at 1 p.m. Call Doc at (708) 474-7435.

Nov 3: Polka Fest at White Eagle Banquet Hall, Niles, Illinois. The cost is $52 per person. Depart from Staples in Munster at 10 a.m. Call Pat Weis at (219) 838-0032 for more information. This is a fun day with entertainment,dancing and a delicious ethnic meal. Note: This trip replaces Tuxedo Junction trip.

We are looking for members to volunteer as models for our Nov. 17 Friendship Luncheon and Style Show. Call Barb at (219) 844-1090 or Yvonne at (219) 808-1517.

To become a member of Golden Times, you may send your $5 check made payable to Golden Times to Pat Perry 9204 W. 190th, Lowell, IN. Phone: (219) 696-7078). Include your name/address/phone/city-state-ZIP code/date of birth/emergency number. Email is optional.