Following each week's program, River Lake Inn offers a unique special soup and sandwich feature perfect for a Sunday supper and to add additional interest and enjoyment to your Sunday evening. Sunday's soup & sandwich selections for each week are listed in the program schedule below. Plus, you won't want to miss out on or weekly selection of homemade desserts.
To participate in the Sunday Supper Club, one must have a Sunday Supper Club membership.
Membership is just $20 per person for the full ten-week program. The membership fee covers the programs.
All meals, including soup and sandwich selections, are an additional expense. Our weekly soup and sandwich features cost somewhere around $12.95 depending on varying food costs to prepare them.
Guest fee of $5 per person and will require advanced reservations. Sign up for our email program (see home page) and you will receive email announcements of all upcoming programs.
Please join us for this exciting Sunday Supper Club and sign up today. Call the restaurant (269) 432-2626, or stop by for a membership enrollment form.
As a Sunday Supper Club member, we will send you reminders of the upcoming season in late fall and send weekly email reminders throughout the series. If you have any questions, please be sure to let us know.
Join us this coming winter for these special programs!
Marv & Anita Bliss
Sunday, January 10, 2021
The Real Story of a Town's Worst Day–October 4, 1916
Local Historian, Joe Ganger returns to share the real story of a town’s worst day, October 4, 1916 when Mendon’s downtown burned. The tale is a saga of the rise and fall and rebirth of our neighboring town–Mendon.
Featured Sandwich: Prime Rib Sandwich
Featured Soup: French Onion Soup
Sunday, January 17
T.R. Shaw gives an overview of Michigan’s strong maritime and Navy tradition. From pre-statehood Naval Militia through several wars and eventually the Navy Reserve, Michigan mariners have always played a role in supporting our nation.
Featured Sandwich: Prime Rib Sandwich Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich
Featured Soup: French Onion Soup Cream of Asparagus Soup
Sunday, January 24
A Humongous Fungus Among Us
Jim Coppinger will share the saga of a humongous fungus living among us in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Coppinger will tell of the discovery of this remarkable organism and where ongoing research on this specimen may lead.
Featured Sandwich: Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich
Featured Soup: Cream of Asparagus Soup
Sunday, January 31
Toastmasters: Helping People Break Barriers
Lisa Waalkes, tells the story of how Toastmasters International helps people around the world practice public speaking, improve communication, and build leadership skills. Lisa shares Toastmasters’ nearly 100-year history and purpose. Discover how to embrace the world of communication and leadership.
Featured Sandwich: Walleye Sandwich with Dill Tarter
Featured Soup: Kickin' Crab Soup
Sunday, February 7, 2021
1918-2020: Spanish Flu and COVID-19 in Kalamazoo
In 1918 the so-called Spanish Flu killed 219 people in the city of Kalamazoo and sickened thousands. Historian Sharon Ferraro will explore the impact of the 1918 flu epidemic with comments and comparisons to the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak and how both pandemics changed the way we lived and people’s behavior.
Featured Sandwich: Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Featured Soup: Green Chicken Enchilada Soup
Sunday, February 14
Group Discussion: My Recommended Read
We will take a different twist on this special Sunday to invite our members and guests to share one book they would recommend people read this year and give a brief synopsis and reason for the recommendation. Let’s have some fun and share our favorite books–from an old classic to one recently published.
Featured Sandwich: Roasted Beef Romesco Sandwich
Featured Soup: Tomato Basil Soup
Sunday, February 21
Newspaper Wars: Competition in the 19th Century
Tom Dietz, local historian, will examine Kalamazoo’s politically competitive newspapers in the 19th century with the Kalamazoo Gazette supporting the Democratic Party while the Kalamazoo Telegraph was Republican. Dietz will share the story of the days when Kalamazoo had two real newspapers.
Featured Sandwich: Honey Chipolte Pulled-Pork Sandwich
Featured Soup: Hungarian Mushroom Soup
Sunday, February 28
The Lost Submarine–Part 2
Rick Sutton returns to share Part 2 of last year’s program about a World War II German submarine found sixteen miles off the coast of New Jersey, 230 feet below the Atlantic Ocean, and the dangers divers experienced exploring the wreck.
Featured Sandwich: Portobello Swiss Burger
Featured Soup: French Onion Soup
Sunday, March 7
The Growing Passion for Lifelong Learning
Casey Fairley, program manager of Kellogg Community College’s Lifelong Learning Center, will explain this growing trend of community education where people are learning by going back to school, without homework or tests, to learn history, music, cooking, art, and even a second language.
Featured Sandwich: Gourmet Chicken Salad Sandwich
Featured Soup: White Chicken Chili
Sunday, March 14
Whooo Goes There? Michigan's Magnificent Owls!
Michigan is home to ten species of owls, but many people have never come across these night predators. Through photos, recordings, and details about their lifestyles,
Daryl Bernard returns to explore the wonderful world of Michigan’s owls–
from the tiny Northern Saw-whet Owl to the ghostly Snowy Owl.
Featured Sandwich: Chef's Choice
Featured Soup: Chef's Choice
2021 Sunday Supper Club
Below is a listing of the 2021 Sunday Supper Club Program.
River Lake Inn is once again delighted to offer our ninth annual season of the Sunday Supper Club.
The Sunday Supper Club will begin on Sunday, January 10, 2021 for ten consecutive Sundays until Sunday, March 14.
Each Sunday offers a unique and informative half-hour program starting at 3:00 pm. Please see below for a complete listing of dates and weekly program topics.