Carefree Years

Carefree Years is open to all SMG Members 55 years and older. Our programs run from Sept 1 through August 31. The fee is $7 per person for one year.

Those interested in joining us should call Del 271-8656 or email

Carefree Years Board Officers:
Del J Viney - Chairman - 271-8656
Larry Kleinheinz - Co-Chair 
Sue Laska - Secretary
Carol & Don Duppler, Kathy Andersen - Treasurers

The St. Maria Goretti "Carefree Years" group was formed in the 1960s to offer social, educational and religious opportunities for all members of the parish who are over 55 years old: single, married, divorced or widowed. Notices of activities are published in the Sunday bulletin.

Cards & Other Games every third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the church conference room. Bring a friend (doesn't have to be SMG member) and join us! Provide a snack to share and your own beverage; we’re having a good time!

New members welcome!

If you are 55 years or older, single or married, divorced or widowed, please join us! Dues are just $7/year per person; checks payable to Carefree Years should be sent to Del Viney. Please be sure we have your current email address to receive Carefree news. If you would like information about the organization, please contact Del Viney, ( or 271-8656.


Upcoming Events

The Carefree Years​'​ annual ​Shamrock​ Salad and Dessert Luncheon is​ Wednesday, March 14, in SMG Parish Hall at 12:30 p.m. Please bring a salad or dessert. Coffee, iced tea, punch and water will be served. Please call Carol D. at 848-​7860 for reservations March 6 through March 12. Feel free to bring a friend​;​ nonmembers welcome! You may bring games to play and we'll listen to some great music from the good ol' days.

The Duttons -  7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14, 2018, Middleton Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $27.50. All family Members Live Show -- Direct from Branson, Missouri, and Mesa, Ariz. Kathy Anderson will take phone calls.

The Lettermen with founding member Tony Butala - Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Verona Area High School Theatre.

42nd Street - Fireside Theatre, Sunday, May 6, 3 p.m. dinner followed by the show at 5 p.m. Tickets are $65. Contact Joan Horinek. Anyone 55 years and older is welcome to join us; not necessary to be member of SMG.