New Life Lavender Farm Tour

New Life Lavender & Cherry Farm, followed by lunch at Driftless Glen Distillery.

  • Thursday, June 15, 2023
  • Departing from the Senior Center at 9:30 a.m.
  • We will spend about two hours at the farm (till about 12:30), and go out to lunch.
  • Contact Linda Gorchels ( She will arrange carpooling and make a reservation at the restaurant. When you sign up for the trip, please specify if you are willing to take riders in your car.

Admission is a flat rate of $5.50/person. Admission covers entry into the lavender farm, including the lavender fields, 8+ acres of wildflowers, their secret garden, observation deck, pergola, outdoor patio, all landscaped areas, river/waterfalls with Koi fish, and trails surrounding the 25 acres open to the public. Areas where the animals live are only accessible through the Farm-to-Table wagon ride tours (a separate fee).

New Life Lavender & Cherry Farm, E10766 County Road W, Baraboo, WI 53913

Driftless Glen Distillery, 300 Water St., Baraboo, WI 53913

Dane County Landfill Tours

Each year, Dane County Landfill hosts nearly a thousand visitors (of all ages) for tours of its facilities. The events offer an excellent opportunity for lessons in environmental stewardship, science, engineering, and technology. We will take part in TWO tours.They are free, but require preregistration.

  • Friday, June 23, 2023, 10:30-noon. Contact Barbara Mathis ( for information. She will obtain the tickets for the group and handle carpooling from the Senior Center.
  • Friday, July 14, 2023, 10:00-11:30. Contact Marchelle Mertens ( for information. She will obtain the tickets for the group and handle carpooling from the Senior Center.
  • Sign-up Deadline: To ensure there are enough tickets available, please respond to Barbara or Marchelle by Friday, May 26.


Seven Acre Dairy brunch

  • Friday, June 30, 2023
  • Departing from the Senior Center at 9:30 a.m.
  • Contact Carolyn Hook ( for information. She will arrange carpooling. Please specify how many riders you are able to take in your car if you are willing to drive.

The Dairy Cafe is Seven Acre’s casual, counter-service cafe, serving breakfast and lunch. The menu features locally-roasted coffee; fresh bakery items; salads; soups; and sandwiches. The Dairy Cafe also features their famous soft-serve ice cream made in-house with milk from the Sarbacker family at Fischerdale Holsteins.

Check out their sample menu. No reservations needed at the Dairy Cafe.

The Dairy Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch every day of the week. Monday-Friday they’re open 6:30AM-2:30PM. Saturday and Sunday from 8AM-4PM.

Betty Lou Fiesta Cruise

Betty Lou Fiesta Cruise

Experience Madison the way it is meant to be seen – from the water! Come aboard Betty Lou Cruises for incredible views of Madison from Lake Mendota. Experience the Madison skyline, highlights along the shoreline, and the history of our fascinating city.

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
  • $59 includes Mexican buffet & unlimited Coronas, Margaritas, House Wine and Soda
  • Cruises run rain or shine. There are no refunds. Check out their FAQ if you have other questions.
  • Register with Barbara Mathis ( She will collect the money and make the reservations for the cruise. Please pay her at the June meeting, or arrange another way to reimburse her.
  • Parking is in the Mariner’s Inn parking lot, 5339 Lighthouse Bay Drive, Madison. Carpooling will be informal (on your own).
  • Sign-up Deadline: Given the popularity of this cruise, respond to Barbara by Friday, June 2 so she can make reservations before it is booked.