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 late 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

Pizza Party - Tuesday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m., Parish Hall. Please call Louise Endres for reservations Monday, Oct. 16 until 6 p.m. Oct. 22. This event is for Carefree members only, but new members are welcome. Pizza, salad and beverages provided; bring your own beer. Entertainment provided by "DJ Oldies."

An Evening with Friends - Saturday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m., Middleton High School. Tickets $27; Call Kathy Andersen, 274-4065, Oct. 23 until 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Music by Irish tenor Ciaran Sheehan and guest vocalist Sarah Phisterer from Wisconsin.  Their music is fusion of Celtic, rock and Broadway style combined to put a new World twist on beautiful classics.

Mass and Lunch -- Thursday, November 9. Mass at 12 Noon at Holy Name Heights followed by lunch at Olive Garden. Call Kathy Weisensel at 274-6103 for reservations Nov 1 until 6 p.m. Nov. 7.

Daily  & Vincent Show Live from RFD-TV Saturday, November 11, 7:30 p.m., Verona High School Theatre. Tickets $27 per person; Call Del and Judy at 271-8656 for reservations Nov. 1 until 6 p.m. Nov. 8.  Multi-Grammy nominees and newly inducted Grand Ole Opry members, three-time International Bluegrass Music Entertainer of the Year winners. Dailey & Vincent host their own weekly show on cable RFD-TV.  Their new CD "Patriots & Poets" has been widely acclaimed. All six band members are accomplished musicians and vocalists.