WI Club Event’s Update

February 20th Meeting – 7PM

Singer/Songwriter Comedian Golf Brooks comes to Colony Cottage for a special Valentine’s month performance at our meeting Monday, February 20, 2017, at 7 PM.

Originally from the Philadelphia area known as “The Delaware Valley”, Golf spent most of his life in Nashville as a musician and songwriter, Country and Western, of course. Golf now lives in Leesburg and has become a good friend of Gary Gerke. I have been at a recent performance and it was fun. Treat your spouse or best friend to a night of laughter and music; you won’t regret it.

Attending members with last name starting A-H, please bring fresh fruit or veggie type snack or appetizer; I thru P, please bring a dessert(sugar-free options are always appreciated); Q thru Z please bring a non-sweet or salty snack or appetizer like cheese crackers, chips and dip, cocktail meats, or salad. Plates, napkins etc. will be provided.


Our March 20, 2017, 7 PM club meeting will be a throwback game night. You can still play sheepshead or other card games, but we will have monopoly boards, connect four, Rockham sock them robots and other Hasbro game we have in our arsenal of grandkids games. Plan to come and have fun.

Wisconsin Singers – Wednesday, March 22, Savannah Center

The WISCONSIN SINGERS will perform again in the Villages on Wednesday, March 22,
2017, with performances at 5 and 8 PM at the Savannah Center. Tickets are $20 for residents ($18 if you have a Wisconsin Club discount coupon). Extra discount coupons are available by contacting me (608-444-9610 or rhthies41@gmail.com) or at the February meeting.

April 17th Meeting – Wisconsin Author Michael Edmonds

Wisconsin Author Michael Edmonds, (Out of The Northwoods: The Many Lives of Paul Bunyan), will be our featured speaker at the April 17th club meeting at 7 PM. Michael is a staff member of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Michael Edmonds is the author or editor of nine books, most recently Warriors, Scoundrels, and Saints: Brief Portraits of Real People Who Shaped Wisconsin, which just appeared this month. In 2009, he published Out of the Northwoods: The Many Lives of Paul Bunyan, which explains where the famous tales about America’s mythical lumberjack hero originated. The book contains more than 100 stories collected in the early 1900s directly from loggers who worked deep in the snowbound forests of northern Wisconsin. The exploits of Paul Bunyan and his big blue ox, Babe, filled books, magazines, and advertisements for more than a century. His likeness towers over tourist attractions from Maine to Minnesota, but Bunyan was actually born in Wisconsin. Edmonds will describe how the private jokes of semi-literate Wisconsin lumberjacks escaped the forest to become the nation’s best-known folk hero and share some of the original stories told aloud by loggers long ago.

This will be a ticketed event. Tickets ($10) will be available at our February meeting. Members and guests who have purchased one of his books can get it signed. Members who wish to purchase a copy of Out of The Northwoods: The Many Lives of Paul Bunyan at the April meeting are asked to see MaryKay Childress. Snack food will be provided. THIS IS A UNIQUE EVENT YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS!

Tickets not sold at the February meeting will be available at the March 20th meeting. The $10 Tickets are also available from Hal Baumann by sending him a check (made out to WISCONSIN CLUB LAKE SUMTER) at his home at 2003 Ridge Spring Drive, The Villages, Fl 32162 and the tickets will be held for you at the door.

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