Older model American cars

Older model American cars are a common sight in Cuba. Join Mike and Teresa Nickeson of Maquoketa as they explore this interesting island country that is not yet totally commercialized by tourism.

Fresh from a January 2019 trip to Cuba with a group of University of Dubuque faculty and students, Mike and Teresa Nickeson of Maquoketa will share their experiences in Contemporary Cuba at the DeWitt Noon Lions Travelogue Tuesday, March 19.  

Join them as they explore the Cuban culture  the music, the art, the food, the people and the tropical beauty. In addition to visiting Old Havana (Habana Vieja), Viñales Valley in Pinar Del Rio, Topes de Collantes, Soroa, and Trinidad, they will tour a tobacco farm, an orchid sanctuary and a self-sustaining biosphere community. You will see limestone karsts, Cueva del Indio (caves), a colorful prehistoric mural, mountains and waterfalls and also visit the famous artist Jose Fuster’s home and see native pottery.

Shows are at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Operahouse Theatre in downtown DeWitt.

If inclement weather forces a cancellation, also can check the club’s website, www.dewittnoonlions.com or the DeWitt Noon Lions Facebook page.

A $5 donation is suggested. The Lions return the proceeds from the travelogue series in the form of support for community projects. No seats are reserved.

Several local restaurants will have special items on their menus for travelogue patrons, and DeWitt businesses will be open for persons who would like to make a day of it.

There has been a substitution in presenters for the next program in the series. Joel Hansen of Goose Lake will present a program on Sicily, Tuesday, April 2. 

He and his family lived there for a number of years while Joel was a teacher for the U.S. Department of Defense, teaching primarily American service personnel’s children.

May 7 has been set as a make up date for Brendan Iglehart’s travelogue, “One Night in North Korea,” which was postponed earlier due to weather.