Prime Timers Programs & Trips

Prime Timers returns this fall!


Truman’s Ridge Performs in September

Back by popular demand, Truman’s Ridge offers an exciting blend of bluegrass music, a bit of folk, a hint of jazz and a touch of swing music for Farm Bureau Prime Timers.

The Truman’s Ridge Band features Steven Sarver on guitar; Bruce Wallace on banjo, harmonica and upright bass; Chris Johnson on upright bass and guitar; Charley Smart on dobro, resonator and guitar; and Max Winkels on mandolin and banjo.

They will be performing on Monday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. in the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Theater. Prior to their performance, Prime Timers will enjoy a pork chop lunch at noon in the Farm Bureau Auditorium.

Prime Timers are urged to register for the Sept. 13 lunch and program at the Farm Bureau office. Lunch fee is $7 and due at the time of registration. The deadline to register is Sept. 7.

Prime Timers is open to DeKalb County Farm Bureau Members 55+ years.

The Great Chicago Fire: A Phoenix from the Ashes by Terry Lynch

In October of 1871, the City of Chicago burned for two days, destroying thousands of buildings, and killing an estimated 300 people.

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the blaze, Terry Lynch, as Patrick O’Leary, will discuss the theories surrounding the start of the fire, as well as the aftermath with Farm Bureau members.

Lynch will offer this historical portrayal for Farm Bureau Prime Timers on Monday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Theater.

He will describe the aftermath of the blaze, and how the reconstruction of the city quickly led to an era of unsurpassed economic development and population growth.

Prior to the program, lunch is available for Prime Timer members at noon. Lunch fee is $7, payable in advance at the Farm Bureau office by Sept. 28.

Defensive Driving Course Updated for Members 55+, Coming Oct. 6 & 7

The National Safety Council has made major revisions to its Defensive Driving Course for seniors. The course will be offered on Oct. 6 and 7 at DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

Members 55+ are welcome to register for the course at the Farm Bureau office. At the completion of the two-day course, members will receive a three-year certification and be eligible for a discount on their automobile insurance.

The course runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Participants must attend both days to receive certification.
As in the past, this program continues to stress the principles of defensive driving, as well as adding new visual aids and materials.

The instructor for the course is Doug Sommer of Pekin, who was a safety educator with COUNTRY Financial for over 30 years.

The Defensive Driving Course is being cosponsored by DeKalb County Farm Bureau and the COUNTRY Financial agency in DeKalb County.

Reservations are required and class size is limited. Cost to participate is $25 and includes course fees, materials, and a hearty lunch both days.

Call the Farm Bureau office to make reservations, 815-756-6361. The deadline to register is Oct. 4.


See Forever Plaid, A Heavenely Musical, Drury Lane

Drury Lane presents Forever Plaid, a smash hit musical and nostalgic look at the past.

See the live show and musical with Farm Bureau on Thursday, Nov. 4 in Oakbrook. Farm Bureau has a limited number of reserved seats for Forever Plaid.

The show is about a barbershop quartet on their way to their first big gig when tragedy strikes. The guys are given the chance to perform from the afterlife with 50s music hits like “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing.”

Before the show Farm Bureau members will enjoy a hearty lunch with choices of chicken, salmon or vegetable entrees.

Cost of the Forever Plaid day trip is $98 for members, $108 for guests. Price includes lunch and the show at Drury Lane Theatre and motor coach transportation.

Motor coach departs from Farm Bureau at 10 a.m. and returns by 5:30 p.m.

Registration for Forever Plaid opens on Sept. 1 at the Farm Bureau office. Checks or credit card payment accepted.

The Forever Plaid trip is being sponsored by the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Prime Timers Committee.

It’s a Classic: “Holiday Inn” at The Fireside Theatre in December

Irving Berlin’s “Holiday Inn” comes to The Fireside Theatre in celebration of holidays throughout the year. It’s based on the classic film starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire.

To get you in the Christmas holiday spirit, DeKalb County Farm Bureau has secured a group of seats for the Fireside’s matinee show in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin on Wednesday, Dec. 8.

This joyous musical features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy and a parade of hit Irving Berlin songs including “White Christmas” and more.

Before the show, members will enjoy a superb Fireside lunch which includes chicken picatta served with scalloped potatoes and fresh asparagus and baby carrots, plus carrot cake, soup, breads and beverages.

Cost is $106 for members and $116 for non-member guests. Price includes motor coach transportation, the “Holiday Inn” Fireside show and lunch.

Motor coach departs from DeKalb County Farm Bureau at 9 a.m. and returns by 6 p.m.

Registration for this trip opens on Oct. 1 at the Farm Bureau office. Call 815-756-6361 or stop by to make payment by check or credit card. Don’t wait – a limited number of spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.

The Fireside day trip is being sponsored by the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Prime Timers Committee.