“Viva Vegas” – Fireside Theatre

“Viva Vegas” – Fireside Dinner Theatre

Wednesday, January 25
     – Departs at 9am from
Manor Park & Trinity

RSVP January 13 at (414) 607-4125

Cost: $84/person including meal


VMP is going to see “Viva Vegas”
at the Fireside Theatre!

Vegas! All you have to do is say the name and you can instantly imagine the sights and sounds of the greatest entertainment capital in the world! From the swinging years of the 50’s and 60’s to the breathtaking spectacle of today, Las Vegas has been home to the world’s greatest entertainers and the most exciting shows. The Rat Pack – Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin!; Lena Horne, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Wayne Newton, Judy Garland, Bette Midler, Cher, Bob Newhart, Rodney Dangerfield, Celine Dion, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Liberace, Elvis Presley, and more!  The list of show business legends who have lit up the famous Las Vegas Strip goes on and on. The Fireside continues its cherished tradition of live band revues with a sparkling tribute to the ultimate center of music, laughter, glitz, and glamour featuring a stunning cast of performers and The Fireside’s own LIVE BAND!


Park Place Dinner Event

The Lawrence Welk Show with Mike Hoffman

Wednesday, January 11th – Departs at 5pm

RSVP January 4th at (414) 604-4125

Cost: $17/person including meal

VMP Manor Park will be hosting a Dinner Event with Mike Hoffman and The Lawrence Welk Show. Come and enjoy this singer/pianist Mike Hoffman.   Hear your favorite Welk songs like “Calcutta”, “I Left my Heart in San Francisco” and many more. Veal Marcella is the featured entree. Call to order your ticket!

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Rose Bowl Recipes

Beer Cheese Spread 


  • 4 C. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 C. shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1 bottle beer


Combine cheeses, dry mustard, garlic, and red pepper in a large food processor, and process just until blended. Gradually add beer through tube feeder, and process until well blended. Cover and store in refrigerator.

Rose Bowl Chili 


  • 3 chicken breasts, skinned & boned
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 c. chopped onion
  • 1 med. green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 oz. each) unsalted tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 1/2 oz.) pinto beans, drained
  • 2/3 c. picante sauce
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
Chopped green onions
Diced avocado
Plain nonfat yogurt or salsa


Cut chicken into 1-inch cubes. Heat oil in large kettle and saute chicken, onion, green pepper and garlic until chicken loses it’s pink color. Add tomatoes, drained beans, picante sauce, chili powder and cumin. Simmer 20 minutes or so. Ladle into bowls and serve. Place condiments in small dishes to be spooned over top of chili. Makes 7 cups.

Cheese-Stuffed Brats


  • 5 fully cooked bratwurst or knockwurst (about 1 lb.)
  • 2 oz. Monterey Jack cheese with caraway seed
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced (1/4 C.)
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 5 French-style rolls or frankfurter buns, halved lengthwise
  • Catsup, mustard, chopped onion, and/or pickle relish (optional)


Cut a lengthwise slit in each bratwurst or knockwurst about 1/2 inch deep. Cut cheese into five 2 1/2×1/2×1/4-inch strips. Insert a cheese strip and some of the green onion into each brat or knockwurst. Wrap a slice of bacon around each. Fasten the bacon with wooden toothpicks.

For a charcoal grill, arrange preheated coals around a drip pan in a grill that has a cover. Test for medium heat above the pan. Place brats, cheese side up, on the grill rack directly over the pan. Cover and grill for 5-10 minutes or until bacon is crisp and cheese is melted. For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Place brats on grill rack; cover and grill.

Place brats in French-style rolls or buns. If desired, serve with catsup, mustard, chopped onion, and/or pickle relish.

Rose Ice Cream


  • 1 quart of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 Tbs. pesticide-free, dried, ground up red and pink rose petals
  • 3 Tbs. coarsely chopped pistachios
  • 1 Tbs. rose syrup
  • 1 Tbs. rosewater
  • 2 tsp. ground cardamom


Soften ice cream in a large bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients until well mixed. Spoon into serving glasses (champagne flutes are nice!). Re-freeze until set.


Sunday Social at Old Town Serbian Gourmet House

Dining at Old Town Serbian Gourmet House

Sunday, January 15 – Departs at 11:30 am

RSVP January 6 at (414) 607-4125

Cost: $38/person including meal


What a great way to spend a winter day in the Lincoln Village in Milwaukee.  VMP Manor Park Senior Center will be taking a trip to the Old Town Serbian Gourmet House.  It will give you the Old Town charm with a diverse selection of Eastern European food and drink.  Your entrée choices are Hungarian Goulash, Chicken Paprikash or Musaka with fruit. For your dining pleasure you will be treated to a piece of their famous Burek, a house salad and strudel. Call to make your reservation!

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“Nunsense” at the Sunset Playhouse

Sunset Playhouse


Sunday, January 29 – Departs at 1:15 pm

VMP will going to see “Nunsense” at the Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove on Sunday, January 29. Following the play dinner will served at our Park Place Dining Room. Enjoy soup or salad, Braised Beef Short Ribs with mashed potatoes and more. If you would like to go, please call VMP Manor Park & Trinity at (414) 604-4125 for more information. Purchase your tickets by January 16th for $66/each. 

This “Sister Act” will convince you once and for all that nuns have a major funny bone!  The Little Sisters of Hoboken have a problem.  Their convent cook has accidentally served a bunch of the sisters a tainted batch of soup, and several of the sisters have met their maker.  Prayers are nice, but the surviving sisters need to raise some dough for the burials.  A bake sale isn’t going to do it, so the sisters put on a talent show to end all talent shows.  Jokes, songs and dancing nuns add up to one of the silliest musical celebrations ever!

Music Under Glass

The Milwaukee County Parks is back with Music Under Glass!

Live Music at The Domes
524 S. Layton Blvd., (414) 257-5611
November 2011 – March 2012
Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m.

Longer shows with light shows at the break and following the concert

Look for sponsor VMP at Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Domes during the Live Performance. Check out the website for a schedule of the bands at Music Under Glass.

VMP’s 2nd Annual Christmas Celebration will be at The Domes on December 15th to watch Steve Cohen & Leroy Airmaster with Greg Koch– Blues & Jazz Band.  Visit VMPcares.com and have the VMP Events Newsletter emailed to you for FREE!

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Candy Cane Lane

The 24th year of making a difference in the life of a child with cancer is now open! Take a trip down Candy Cane Lane in West Allis and share the true spirit of the season.

Look for Parky, the VMP mascot this Friday, December 16th between 7pm and 9pm!

The West Allis neighborhood bounded by Oklahoma and Montana Avenues and 92nd to 96th Street is transformed into a winter wonderland in December to benefit the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.)

For the 24th year, neighbors will join together to show the spirit of the holiday season during “Sharing Christmas.” The holiday lights will be aglow from Nov. 27 – Dec. 27, 6-9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 5-10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. People come from all over the Midwest to drive or stroll through this uniquely decorated neighborhood. The event is free, but visitors may leave a donation if they wish. These donations translate into a perpetual gift of hope and life for children with cancer.

The MACC Fund is leading the fight against childhood cancer and related blood disorders. The primary beneficiary of MACC Fund support is the Midwest Children’s Cancer Center, located at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Research is also conducted at the Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For more information, please visit our website.

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