August 2019 Vol. 55 Issue 8 BrewsterLiving.org
In this issue:
New Indoor Walkway to Honor Veterans
2 Leadership Team
by Jeremy Hall, Director of Brewster Foundation
Brewster Bean Thank You! 3 Five to Thrive Luncheon Featured Home in August Trash & Treasure Sale 4 From the Chaplain Movie and Discussion Bridge Group The Games We Play 5 National Night Out Shopping Trips Page one continued... 6 Fall KU Osher Classes Foundation Forum 7 Construction Update At the Movies on BPTV 8 Trip to Union Station in KC Photos
Our Mission Brewster Place is a retirement community providing all of its residents opportunities for an optimal quality of life.
The Brewster Health Center is accredited by The Joint Commission.
rewster has worked to honor veterans for a long time. From over 80 photos of veterans in the Dorothy Trueblood Resident Art Gallery in the lower level of Redwood, to programs on holidays, we are always looking for a way to say thank you to those who have served in the armed forces. It is our continual honor to recognize both residents and staff who have served. To further that effort, Brewster is working to create an area specifically designed to honor veterans within a portion of the new construction currently underway. We will be using the indoor walkway from the Main Street area to connect with the new building as a gallery to honor veterans, both current and past. A steering committee has been looking at program and layout opportuniProposed design of new walkway and veterans honor wall. ties for this new area. The steering committee, comprised of resident and staff veterans, family members, architects and designers, have generated an initial design that will properly honor those who have served. We are excited to share some details about this exciting new area. Not all details are final, and some changes could take place. The area will be designed as a gallery space along what will become a main thoroughfare on campus. The design itself, featuring floor to ceiling granite wall finishes and extensive natural light as the backdrop for the photos and memories of our veterans and their service, will make this a destination in its own right. With over 80 photos of veterans currently on display, of both staff and residents, it is easy to see why a special honor walk permanently honoring veterans will be a welcome stop on campus. Patriotic displays for each branch of the military will be on display. A multimedia display will be able to show photos and, potentially, videos of our veterans in a way we are not currently able to on campus. Named plaques will be available as will other opportunities to recognize Continued on page 5...
Brewster’s Leadership Team
Janis Swanson, Director of Communications
n 2000, Brewster Place planned to open a computer center for residents as well as debut the first closed-circuit TV channel on campus — BPTV 5. With these two initiatives, and the need to have someone edit the Brewster News, a new position was created called Resource Center Coordinator. Janis Swanson was hired for this position and remembers her first day fondly by saying, “My first office and the new computer center were empty rooms, but that allowed me to create a fun space that soon became the DocADuck Resource Center named in honor of Dr. William Crouch.” Throughout her career, Janis has been responsible for many of Brewster’s communications and marketing materials, including early website design, photography, video and TV production, Facebook management as well as being part of the resident services team. In 2015 she was promoted to Director of Marketing and Resident Services and then transitioned to the role of Director of Resident Services and Community Relations. This allowed her to focus her time to support the resident services team and their programs. Janis stated, “Being part of the resident services team where we planned and executed hundreds of classes, activities and events,
was hard work, but it was also very rewarding. I will always feel part of that team.” In early 2019, Janis was offered a new role and became the Director of Communications where she continues to tell the Brewster story through the materials she creates for print, social media, and marketing. Janis has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bethany College and a master’s degree in counseling and student services from Kansas State University. She enjoys spending time with her family, doing home improvement projects, taking care of her lawn, and watching movies. A confirmed homebody, she also loves sharing her home with her beloved dog and best pal, Hazel. Trips to the mountains of Colorado are also favorites. When asked about her career at Brewster, Janis stated, “I didn’t find Brewster Place; Brewster Place found me. I’m so grateful I joined the team 19 years ago. This work has become my calling and the relationships I’ve built with residents, family members, and staff, have enriched my life immeasurably. I’m also blessed that my mom now lives here, which allows me to see her often.” You can usually find Janis in her office at The Evergreens or walking the campus with her camera.
We Have a Name!
A Hearty “Thank You!”
big “thank you” goes out to everyone who helped prepare to open the Brewster Bean located at The Evergreens. A special “thank you” to Manuel Martinez, Director of Dining Services, and his team for the wonderful menu and their work making the delicious items each day. In addition, a big “thank you” to Lisa Lohmeyer, Assisted Living Director, for her beautiful work decorating the Brewster Bean. Many of you probably don’t know that Lisa decorates the Assisted Living neighborhoods as well. She has quite the eye for creating comfortable and beautiful spaces. And lastly, “thank you” to everyone who served at the Grand Opening and those who came to enjoy this new space.
Located at The Evergreens
e want to thank everyone who attended the Grand Opening of our new coffee lounge at The Evergreens. Residents and staff submitted their creative ideas to name the space and after the submissions were narrowed to the top five and voting took place, the winner is Brewster Bean located at The Evergreens. A logo and new signage will be created soon! The Brewster Bean is now open for business and we hope you and your friends and family will come and enjoy the delicious menu items. See YOU at the BEAN — the Brewster Bean!
August Featured Home
Hospital and Rehab Admission Requirements with Patrick Mitchell, Admissions Coordinator Tuesday, August 20 | 11:30 am Redwood Klinge Activity Center
323 at The Evergreens What do the following have in common? George Washington The Mona Lisa Hostess Twinkies Elvis Presley 323 at The Evergreens
atrick Mitchell, Admissions Coordinator, will provide information about hospital and rehab admission requirements with regard to Medicare. He will also answer any questions you might have with regard to this process or about admission to Brewster Health Center. Invite a friend! Lunch is $7. Please call Jamie Fritz, Activities Coordinator, at 274-3398 by August 16 for reservations.
They’re all ORIGINALS!!!
hy is 323 at The Evergreens an original? It is one of the few remaining apartments at The Evergreens with a fireplace and lovely wood accented mantel, August Featured Home mirrored walls in Open House the dining room, Friday, August 23 and a custom built2:00—3:30 pm in jewelry armoire 323 at The Evergreens in the master closet! This two bedroom, two bath, 1,180 square foot apartment with a northern exposure balcony, can be updated to your specifications. Need more wall space? We’ll even remove the fireplace! We hope you will bring your friends and come tour this original at The Evergreens! And remember, Brewster Place residents receive a free one month’s fee for recommending a friend who moves in!
Upcoming Five to Thrive Luncheons SEPTEMBER Medicare Part D with Susan Fangman, Shawnee County Consumer Sciences Agent OCTOBER Skin Health, Safety and Treatment with Rick’s Dermatology NOVEMBER Programs at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus with CEO Steve Anderson
Trash & Treasure Sale | Donations Needed!
he next Trash & Treasure Sale is scheduled for September 6 and 7, but currently we are in need of merchandise! The Trash & Treasure Sale supports the Brewster Service Fund which, in turn, supports programming at Brewster Place. Brewster Place residents are encouraged to donate items they no longer need to the Sale. We are especially in need of furniture! Just a reminder that we do not accept clothes, mattresses or older televisions. Please bring your items to the Klinge Activity Center in Redwood or call the Help Desk at 274-3399 for assistance. Deadline to donate is Wednesday, August 28. Thank you for supporting this great tradition! 3
From the Chaplain Spiritual Needs While Grieving by Chaplain Roger Jackson, M. Div.
your spiritual needs. Faith and spiritual practice must not be abandoned during these difficult seasons. Wolfelt offers the following advice, “It is in spiritually nurturing ourselves, allowing ourselves the time and loving attention we need to journey through our grief, that we find meaning in our continued living. That is why, if I could, I would encourage all of us when we are in the midst of grief to put down ‘Nurture my spirit’ first on our daily to -do lists.” So, what would you do to nurture your spirit? Here are some suggestions: look at old photos, share memories of your loved one, read a book on grieving, meditate, pray, talk to someone about how you feel, cry, laugh, and the list could go on and on. Just remember, grieving is a process and you don’t have to go through it alone.
hen a loved one dies, we are torn apart whether the death was expected or not. Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt writes about grief in his article The Spiritual Path to Healing. He identifies five important areas of need for the grieving: physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual. Many times, though, persons ignore their spiritual needs during seasons of grief. Wolfelt writes, “When someone we love dies, it is like a deep hole implodes inside of us. It’s as if the hole penetrates us and leaves us gasping for air. I have always said we mourn life losses from the inside out. In my experience, it is only when we are spiritually nurtured (inside and outside) that we discover the courage to mourn openly and honestly.” If you have experienced a recent loss, no matter what the loss, I encourage you to attend to
Bridge Group New Time
Movie and Discussion
lease note that the Bridge group will now be meeting at 6:30 pm in the Redwood Lounge. They will meet on Tuesdays, August 13 and 27. If you are a Bridge player and are interested in joining this group, please call Doris Davidson at 286-1432.
Breakthrough Monday, August 19 2:00 pm Main Street Chapel Intermission — Refreshments Discussion afterwards.
The Games We Play
BREAKTHROUGH is based on the inspirational true story of one mother's unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith's adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. BREAKTHROUGH is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.
Weekly Vespers Every Sunday 2:30 pm Brewster Health Center Fink Living Room 4:00 pm Main Street Chapel 4
he weekly activities schedule includes many different games including mahjong, chess, pitch, canasta, cribbage, Rummikub, pinochle, Mexican Train Dominoes and bridge. Residents have organized these different groups and always welcome new players. If you would like to join a group or learn how to play one of these games, please call Jamie Fritz, Activities Coordinator, at 274-3398.
National Night Out Come for food and fellowship!
ational Night Out is an opportunity for the community and law enforcement to come together to form a powerful partnership in the fight for a safer, crime and drug-free community! Safe Streets serves as coordinator for National Night Out for Topeka/Shawnee County. National Night Out enhances the relationship beNational Night Out tween neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back Saturday, August 10 a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a 4:00 pm great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together Redwood Veranda under positive circumstances. Free hotdogs, chips, The Brewster Security Team invites you to attend sides and drink the National Night Out on August 10 where hotdogs, chips, sides and drinks will be served while we promote safer neighborhoods and our community partnership with our local law enforcement. If you have security concerns or ideas for our community, please bring them along to share with Ron Dean, Security Manager.
News from Security and Transportation
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those who have served. The details of some of the displays and design are not totally complete, so stay tuned as more details become available. Joe Ewert, President and CEO of Brewster — and a veteran himself — has been instrumental in the design of the project saying, “Brewster is proud to be called home and workplace by many veterans and family members. I am excited for the opportunity to work with these wonderful people to build an area to honor the legacies, and celebrate the service men and women we know and love. I believe this new Honor Walk will be a proud tribute to our veterans, and their families — past, present, and future.” We will update you on this exciting project as it continues to develop. In working to provide funding and guidance for this project, the Brewster Foundation is able to meet its mission of supporting Brewster. Several fundraising initiatives will be created around this Honor Walk. Feel free to contact the Brewster Foundation at 274-3327 if you wish to be involved in the philanthropic development of the Honor Walk. Details of this project will be released as they are available.
Weekly Shopping Trips Dillons Shopping Trip Beginning Wednesday, August 21, the Dillons Shopping Trip will be on Wednesdays (moving from Fridays) at 9:00 am. Aldi’s and Walmart Shopping Trips These trips will continue on alternating Mondays leaving at 9:30 am from the lobbies.
Transportation Reminder: For reservations for both on-campus and off-campus transportation, please call: Transportation Number 274-3320
KU Osher Lifelong Learning Series | Fall 2019 Classes Botanical Gardens Around the World
The Electoral College: Does It Still Work?
Wednesdays, October 2, 9 and 16 2:00—4:00 pm | Main Street Chapel
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, and 20 2:00—4:00 pm | Main Street Chapel
eorge W. Bush and Donald Trump won recent presidential elections despite getting fewer popular votes than their opponents. They owed their victories to the role of the Electoral College, a unique institution mandated by the American Constitution. Why was the Electoral College included in the Constitution? How did it work initially? How does it work now? What prompted the changes in its functioning over the course of American history? What are its strengths and weaknesses? Can it be eliminated or reformed? What are the leading proposals to change the method by which we select our presidents? This course will address these questions.
otanical gardens were first developed in the 16th century as medicinal gardens, but today they are destination sites for plant lovers around the world. From the oldest botanical garden in England, the Chelsea Physic Garden, to the newly revived Scampston Hall walled garden in North Yorkshire, and from the local Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine, Kansas, to the Irish National Garden in Belfast, we will explore the history, beauty and meaning of the botanical garden through photography, art and literature. You won't want to miss this armchair tour! Instructor Thomas Fox Averill is professor emeritus at Washburn University where he taught Kansas literature, folklore and film for more than 40 years. He is the author of three story collections and five novels, almost all of them set in Kansas. His most recent novel is Found Documents from the Life of Nell Johnson Doerr: A Novel.
Instructor Paul Schumaker, Ph.D. is a retired University of Kansas political science professor. He has taught courses in American political history and democratic theory.
To register for KU Osher classes at Brewster Place:
Residents and BrewsterConnect members, please call Jamie Fritz at 274-3398. Non-residents and guests, please call 913-897-8530.
Thursday, August 1 10:00 am The Evergreens Community Room
Did you know that KU Audio-Reader is available for Brewster Place residents on BPTV 1961. Program guides are available by calling Maxine Thuston at 274-3374 or coming by the Redwood Information Center (office). Tune in and hear the latest news from around the region.
This month we welcome Kellye Burkholder from Kaw Valley Bank to discuss frauds and scams that are currently happening. She will discuss ways to keep yourself safe from falling victim to a scam.
Phase III Construction Update Panoramic view taken from the south.
e want to thank everyone for their patience as Phase III of construction continues west of The Evergreens. This process can be inconvenient as we traverse campus, but we know the end result will benefit Brewster Place residents, members, staff, friends and family. As you know, timelines during construction projects are affected by many things, but here are a few highlights of progress thus far:
After a very rainy spring and early summer, progress has been made the last few weeks getting the foundation, exterior walls, steel beams and subfloors completed on the cultural arts center, pool, wood shop, restaurant and wellness center area. Weather permitting, the much-anticipated road north of The Evergreens will be poured late July or early August. This will allow easier access to The Evergreens via a new north entrance. It will also provide handicapped parking closer to the north entrance. The Coffee Lounge, newly named Brewster Bean located at The Evergreens, has been completed and is now open for business. At the end of July, the courtyard area to the south of the Winchell Wellness Center (lower level Main Street area), was fenced off and turned over to McPherson Contractors to begin construction on the indoor walkway that will connect The Evergreens and Redwood. Because of this, you will no longer be able to access Main Street from the sliding door adjacent to the Winchell Wellness Center. Stairs will be installed outside the Winchell Wellness Center for emergency exit. Access to Main Street (The Market, Chapel, Winchell Wellness Center, Pavilion, Beauty Shop) from outside will be available via the south and west doors of the Main Street Pavilion.
We encourage you to call 274-3320 for transportation around campus. This service is free and can alleviate concerns traveling from building to building. If you have any concerns or become aware of a safety issue, please call Matt Burns, Director of Environmental Services, at 274-3384.
At the Movies Thursdays 2:00 pm BPTV 1960
August 1 “On the Basis of Sex” (2018 biography) August 8 “Big Miracle” (2012 inspirational) August 15 “Patrick” (2019 British feel-good comedy) August 22 “The Aftermath” (2019 drama based on a book) August 29 “Love Finds You In Charm” (2015 romance) 7
Union Station in Kansas City Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern
re you a history buff? It’s always more interesting to learn about history while viewing artifacts from the era itself. We invite you to take a day-trip on Thursday, August 15 to Kansas City to explore the new exhibit at Union Station, Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries. Over 1.5 million people annually travel to the south of England to experience this mysterious wonder and World Heritage site, dating back 5,000+ years. Now, in this premier exhibit in America, you will encounter over 300 ancient, original artifacts (150 of which have never traveled outside of Europe) and the latest cuttingedge scientific research to answer questions about this iconic, mysterious monument. The exhibition spans over 12,000 years of Stonehenge history. The 15,000 square foot exhibition features six inner exhibit halls and presents not only priceless artifacts, but 23 masterfully produced videos and multiple hands-on interactives. Guests will explore the ancient landscape, how the people prior to and during Stonehenge lived, constructed and used the monument, and how modern science continues to refine their story. Stonehenge is an iconic symbol and one of the best known prehistoric monuments and celebrated wonders of the world. (borrowed from www.unionstation.org)
Please join us! Thursday, Aug 15 Bus leaves at 8:30 am
Tickets: $17.95 Transportation: $13 Lunch: Dutch treat Please call Jamie at 274-3398 for reservations.
Sunshine and Socials | Conversations Abound A lifetime of experiences can lead to great conversations. Join us!
Above: Dick Crawford (along with his wife, Donna—not pictured), are regulars at the Friday Social at Main Street where residents and friends gather each week for beverages, snacks and great conversation. Even in July, it’s sometimes nice enough to sit outside! Right: Jo Ann Kemp also attends the Friday Social to enjoy a cool beverage with friends. Residents are welcome to stay for a Dutch treat supper from The Market.
Above: Betsy Packard and Stew Karrer attended the Saturday Social at The Evergreens. When it’s nice outside, the event is held in the gazebo. This Social was started by residents Gary and Judy McGinness and has been a hit! Residents bring their own drinks and treats to share and enjoy this weekly Saturday gathering getting to know each other. All are welcome to come!
celebrations | new beginnings | fond farewells Staff Anniversaries
Birthdays Don Patterson Mary Patterson Don Cousins Beverly Rasmussen Dean Rinner Mary Mills Ruth Jacobsen J Ricks Martha Herrick Jan Karrer Nadine Yenkey Marjorie Lloyd Rosaileen Griffin Pat Kratina Rowena Scarboro Jean Hinton Betty Rosen Bruce Bower Monna Bulkley Darline Peterson Eugene Shoemaker Bill Michener Brice Durbin Larry Latta Christel Marquardt Maxine McDaniel Nina Nelson Sue Fowler Kathy Howard Larry Wolgast Royce Walz Lew Mills
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Anniversaries Bob and Marion Knight Ernie and Norma Douglas Don and Mary Patterson Jack and Polly Collins William and Mary Pfeifer Peter and Betsy Packard Jim and Marilyn Stanton
8-1-53 8-4-84 8-10-47 8-15-53 8-20-50 8-21-54 8-28-92
In Memoriam Mrs. Dorothy Prager Mrs. Helen “Beth” Sparling Mrs. Evelyn Beaty Mr. William “Bill” Thornton Mr. Loren “Dusty” Greene
6-26-19 7-4-19 7-5-19 7-8-19 7-11-19
Congratulations Brewster staff on your work anniversaries! Department Years Location Administration Leslie Blake 11 SH Jenny Boggs 2 EV Gaylene Dibbern 5 SH Dining Services Evelyn Castro 13 BHC Katie Domnanish 1 RW Bailey Hubbard 1 BHC Heidi Hulsether 3 RW Jeff Munoz 4 RW Jr. Zamora 10 BHC Environmental Services Justin Dexter 1 Campus Health Services Lauren Deffenbaugh 1 BHC Sarah Gaut 12 BHC Ashley Hicks 1 BHC Macey McGuire 1 BHC Elizabeth Meyer 1 BHC Lynn Munoz 4 BHC Ashley Myers 5 AL Jayson Quicksall 2 BHC Donna Riddle 3 BHC Samantha Root 1 BHC Kayla Schmitz 1 AL Kristy Simon 1 BHC Tasha White 7 BHC Jessica Williams 9 BHC Rehab Alexis Balaun 1 Rehab Thomas Barr 1 Rehab Todd Kraus 2 Rehab Devon McGrath 1 Rehab Patrick Mitchell 3 Rehab Josey Springer 2 Rehab Security/Transportation Samuel Albritton 2 Campus Jason Boyd 10 Campus Bob Ward 5 Campus Therapy Adam Noll 1 BHC Wellness and Resident Services Debbie Holroyd 2 RW
New Residents Dee Tappan Harold Zibell Wilburn and Evelyn Dillon Gitta Gronewaller Dave Ingalls and Cynthia Montague
North Terrace 14 Redwood 514 Cedar 205 The Evergreens 225 North Terrace 22
august on-campus events Foundation Forum | Thursday, August 1 | 10:00 am | The Evergreens Community Room See page 6 of this issue. Chess Group | Monday, August 5 and 19 | 3:00 pm | Main street Pavilion You are welcome to join IT Manager John Long and Brewster Place residents to learn about and play chess. All skill levels are welcome. National Night Out | Saturday, August 10 | 4:00 pm | Redwood Veranda See page 5 of this issue. Poetry Group | Monday, August 19 | 3:00 pm | Redwood Founders Room We are still open to new members for the Brewster Poetry Group lead by Brewster Place resident, Jim Ransom. Please bring a short poem to read to the group. We should try to keep these of a size that makes them readable in 5-7 minutes, so that everyone will have a chance to read, and so that we have some discussion time. Any subject is fine and it can be a poem you have written, or a poem you like for whatever reason. Please call Jim at 221-9551 or email him at email@example.com if you have any questions. Bridge | Tuesday, August 13 and 27 | 6:30 pm | Redwood Lounge Please note the time change for Bridge. If you have played Bridge in the past and are interested in joining this group, please call Doris Davidson at 286-1432. Movie: Four Centuries of American Education | Wednesday, August 14 | 1:00 pm | Main Street Chapel For four centuries, religion, morality, and knowledge formed the core elements of American education, but in recent decades, a secularized approach to education has gained prominence. This title discusses the effects of both religious and secular philosophies and presents stories of early American heroes in the field of education. This movie is hosted by resident Dick Nichol. Movie and Discussion: Breakthrough | Monday, August 19 | 2:00 pm | Main Street Chapel BREAKTHROUGH is based on the inspirational true story of one mother's unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith's adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. BREAKTHROUGH is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle. Five to Thrive Luncheon | Tuesday, August 20 | 11:30 am | Klinge Activity Center We are excited to have Patrick Mitchell, Admissions Coordinator, for Brewster Health Center join us to provide updates about Medicare requirements for rehabilitation services. Lunch cost $7. Please make reservations by Friday, August 16 by calling Jamie at 274-3398. Lunch and Movie | Thursday, August 29 | Lunch: 11:30 am/Movie: 1:00 pm | Main Street Pavilion We will have a special lunch in The Market to celebrate aging and that â€œwe are still bringing it!â€? Lunch will be Dutch treat. During lunch we will have prizes and lots of fun with Jamie Fritz and Julie Schmanke. After lunch we will watch the movie POMS in the Chapel. POMS is a comedy about a group of women who form a cheer leading squad at their retirement community, proving that you're never too old to 'bring it!' Join Jamie and Julie for lots of fun.
august off-campus events Lunch Out at McFarland’s Restaurant | Thursday, August 8 | 11:00 am | Lobbies Let’s go enjoy a long time tradition in Topeka — McFarland’s Restaurant. Construction is set to take place in Gage Center but we can still eat at McFarland’s and reminisce about the Duckwall’s, movie theatre, and other stores of the past in that area. Lunch is Dutch treat. Space is limited. Please call Jamie at 274-3398 for reservations. Union Station in Kansas City | Thursday, August 15 | 8:30 am | Lobbies Union Station’s summer exhibit is Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries. On display are over 300 ancient, original artifacts (150 of which have never traveled outside of Europe) and the latest cutting-edge scientific research to answer questions about this iconic, mysterious monument. The exhibition spans over 12,000 years of Stonehenge history. The 15,000 sq. ft. exhibition features six inner exhibit halls and presents not only priceless artifacts, but 23 masterfully produced videos and multiple hands-on interactives. Guests will explore the ancient landscape, how the people prior to and during Stonehenge lived, constructed and used the monument, and how modern science continues to refine their story. Stonehenge is an iconic symbol and one of the best known prehistoric monuments and celebrated wonders of the world. Please call Jamie for reservations at 274-3398. Exhibit tickets are $17.95. The transportation cost is $13. Lunch and shopping are Dutch treat. Lunch and Tour | Thursday, August 22 | 11:00 am | Lobbies We are headed to Aunt Netters in Lecompton where they make lots of yummy homemade desserts. After lunch we head to Glaciers Edge Winery and learn all about making wine in Kansas. The owner is sure to give us lots of information and a few samples. It will be an adventure. Please call Jamie for reservations at 274-3398. Lunch is Dutch treat. Winery tour costs $5. Farmer’s Market | Saturday, August 24 | 9:00 am | Lobbies Come and enjoy the Topeka Farmer’s Market. Hopefully we can find some yummy fresh vegetables. Please call Jamie at 274-3398 for reservations. New Theatre Restaurant | Wednesday, August 28 | 10:00 am | Lobbies New Theatre Restaurant presents their summer musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamCoat. Based on the “Coat of Many Colors” story from The Bible’s Book of Genesis, this upbeat musical is filled with a cornucopia of musical styles. From country-western to calypso to bubblegum pop & rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. With its family-friendly storyline, universal themes and catchy music, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is a musical theatre event not to be missed — from the composer of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, EVITA, CATS, and SCHOOL OF ROCK. Tickets are $35 and includes lunch. Transportation is $13. Please call Jamie at 274-3398 for reservations.
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