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RESERVATIONS:  A deposit, as indicated by each trip, will hold your reservation.  Final payment is due 40 days prior to the trip, unless indicated otherwise.  Reservations will not be held without some form of payment, as many of the trips are selling out and have waiting lists.  Reservations will still be taken after the final due date if there are openings.  

                                                                                      
DAY TRIPS

                                                                                                    Gun Lake Casino
                                                                                          Monday, February 19, 2018


Being this trip is scheduled on President’s Day, some of you who may be working and have the day off will be able to join us. Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan offers over 2,000 slot machines and 33 table games, as well as a wide variety of restaurants – Sandhill Café, Tim Horton’s, Coldstone Creamery, Villa Pizza, and Johnny Rockets. It is anticipated that you will receive $10.00 in free slot play and a $10.00 voucher to be used toward food at the Sandhill Café or their new marvelous buffet during our 4-hour stay. (Please note that the casino giveaways are always subject to change by the casinos.)               


Walk Rate = 1 

Price $49.00

Includes: $10 in slot play, $10 food voucher, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $15.00 
Final Payment Due: January 9, 2018


“Love Never Dies”
Phantom of the Opera sequel
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

*SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST*

The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak-shows of Coney Island. In this new electrically-charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar. All that is missing is his love – Christine Daaé. Now one of the world’s finest sopranos, Christine is struggling in an ailing marriage to Raoul. So, it is with excitement she accepts an invitation to travel to New York and perform at a renowned opera house. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband, and their young son Gustave from Manhattan; to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island.  Lured by the bright lights and financial rewards of Coney, Christine and her family flee Manhattan to perform on stage for one last time, but Christine soon discovers the true identity of her mysterious impresario and that all is not what it seems.  Our seats are located in the Dress Circle at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in downtown Chicago.  Prior to the matinee performance, we will be enjoying lunch at Revival Social Club.  We took a private group there early in 2017.  The food was great and the service outstanding.  

Please submit your lunch choice when making your reservation.  
1.  Cobb Salad: Grilled chicken, spinach, tomato, avocado, cucumber, egg, bacon, bleu cheese, balsamic vinaigrette.  
2.  The Cubano Sandwich: Roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, Dijon mustard, served with black beans and rice.  Or….. 
3.  Pumpernickel Grilled Cheese: Pumpernickel, house cheese blend, arugula, tomato jam, served with fries.  (Bacon may be added).  

Walk Rate = 1           $159.00 per person
Includes:  Theatre ticket, lunch, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit:  $80.00 per person                                                
Final Payment Due
:  January 18, 2018


Cabaret
Paramount Theatre - Aurora, Illinois
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
!!! We will be ordering additional tickets on Sunday, February 18 !!!

Life is a cabaret, old chum! Cabaret is one of the most well-known Broadway musicals of all time, nominated for a total of 26 Tony Awards over three decades and winning a total of 12, including Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical. This groundbreaking musical was unlike anything audiences had seen when it first premiered; you’ll feel the same way when you witness this spellbinding performance. We will enjoy lunch prior to the musical matinee performance consisting of Caesar salad, rolls & butter, Italian sausage lasagna, green beans, and cannolli for dessert. 

Walk Rate = 1 

$104.00 per person

Includes: Show, lunch, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $40.00 
Final Payment Due: February 4, 2018

 

                                                                                           FireKeepers & Essenhaus
                                                                                           Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Celebrate the first day of spring! We will spend 4 hours playing our favorite machines at FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek where you will receive $20 in free slot play, plus $5 which can be used toward food, slot play, or the gift shop. On the return trip home, we will stop at Essenhaus in Middlebury for their traditional family-style meal with 2 meats and all the regular fixin’s. Please do not hesitate in securing your spot – this trip always sells out early. (Please note that the casino giveaways are always subject to change by the casinos.)                  Walk Rate = 1 

$68.00 per person 

Includes: 4 hours at FireKeepers, $20 in slot play, dinner at Essenhaus, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $15.00 
Final Payment Due: February 10, 2018

 

                                                    Fair Oaks Dairy, Albanese Candy, Chicagoland Popcorn, and Teibel’s 
                                                                                                  Thursday, April 12, 2018

We will visit Fair Oaks Dairy - a fabulous farm experience where between 80 and 100 calves are born a day! We board their “cow bus” for a narrated drive to the milking parlor with a slow rotating “merry-go-round” which milks 72 cows in one rotation. Beyond the parlor, you will see the cows filing in to be milked. They are well trained and need no encouragement to get onto and off of the milking station. Upon return, you may go into the Birthing Barn, where there are concrete benches theatre-style and watch calves being born through their ceiling to floor windows. It is quite an event to witness. Then enjoy a wonderful lunch at Teibel’s, with an atmosphere which will take you back to the 1940s. Their famous fried chicken and boned and buttered perch will be served family-style – both to die for! 

We have two more stops to make before heading home – Albanese Candy and Chicagoland Popcorn. Albanese Candy is famous for the world’s best gummies. Grab a bag and pick and choose from their huge variety of hard candies, as well as chocolates and gift boxes – all made right here in the U.S. And if you feel like nibbling on the way home, pick up some popcorn at Chicagoland Popcorn, a family-owned business located across the street from Albanese. Are you brave enough to try their Dill Pickle popcorn?                                         Walk Rate = 2                        

$130.00 per person

 

 

Includes: Fair Oaks Dairy, lunch, Albanese Candy, Chicagoland Popcorn, motorcoach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit:  $25.00 per person
Final Payment Due:  March 2, 2018

 

                                                                                               Cornwell Theatre/Turkeyville
                                                                                                 “Savannah Sipping Society”
                                                                                                     Thursday, May 10, 2018


In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate – and an impromptu happy hour – and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. So….raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!”. An excellent traditional turkey dinner with all the fixin’s is included at the theatre prior to the matinee. 
         Walk Rate = 1 

$91.00 per person

 


Includes: Lunch, matinee, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: 37.00 
Final Payment Due: April 1, 2018

 

"Once"
Paramount Theatre - Aurora, Illinois
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

He was a singer about to give up his dream. She was a woman entranced by his music. It was a fateful meeting spurred by their shared passion for music, and a song was all it took for them to fall in love. But as the story plays out, we are reminded that love is never simple. Once is based on the Oscar-winning movie and is an eight-time Tony Award winning musical. In today’s world where we all struggle to connect, sometimes the simplest way is through song. We will enjoy lunch prior to the musical matinee performance consisting of Greek salad, rolls & butter, lemon oregano chicken, vesuvio potatoes, broccoli, and baklava for dessert.                       Walk Rate = 1 

$106.00 per person 

 

Includes: Show, lunch, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit:  $40.00
Final Payment Due:  April 20, 2018

 

Drury Lane – “South Pacific”
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII,  the themes of romance, duty, and prejudice intertwine to create a story that is all at once hilarious, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. Based on the anecdotes of a real-life U.S. Navy commander who was stationed on an island, the musical follows two intercultural love stories: Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with Emile, a French plantation owner on the island who has two children from his late Polynesian wife; at the same time, U.S. Lieutenant Cable falls for a beautiful island native named Liat. Both Americans find themselves struggling to reconcile their own cultural prejudices with their amorous feelings, all the while under the dark cloud of a war that is coming ever closer to their island paradise.  Songs:  “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair”, “Some Enchanted Evening”, “Bali Ha’i”, and “There’s Nothing Like a Dame”.  Lunch is included at Drury Lane prior to the matinee performance.  Please submit your entrée choice along with your payment:  1. Sauteed Tilapia with tomato basil relish and roasted shallot mashed potatoes, or 2. Bistro Steak with Bordelaise sauce and roasted shallot mashed potatoes.  Caesar salad, dessert, and beverage included.     

Walk Rate = 1                                          $107.00 per person

Includes:  Lunch, matinee, driver tip, and motor coach transportation.
Deposit:  $25.00                                 
Final Payment Due:  May 1, 2018

 

 

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Friday, June 8, 2018
*** SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST    ***

We are headed to Wrigley Field to see our Cubbies play the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Our seats are located in the Terrace Reserved Section 213, Rows 14 – 18, where we will be under cover from the hot afternoon sun.  It’s always an exciting time while visiting Wrigley Field and the surrounding area. These games always sell out, so don't wait too long to secure your seat.  Alcohol will not be allowed on the bus and will be strictly enforced.  Children are more than welcome to join us.  Walk Rate = 3

$103.00 per person

Includes:  Game ticket, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.                

$103.00 full payment - use the button below

$43.00 Balance - If you have paid the original deposit - use the button below

                                                                             

                                                                     A Day With The Train Lady at Wandering Tree Estates
                                                                                                      Tuesday, June 26, 2018


We have secured an exclusive tour of Wandering Tree Estate for a rare glimpse at a magnificent private estate located on 10 acres in Illinois - not open to the general public - perfect for the arborist, model train enthusiast, garden clubs, and the casual gardener. Model train exhibits wander through the lush gardens. The gardens consist of a Japanese Garden, a Rose Garden at a lovely gazebo, an organic vegetable garden, and outdoor garden railways where circuses travel by rail. Please note that attendees with canes or walkers may find this a difficult tour because of the uneven terrain, but you are welcome to join us to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to visit Wandering Tree Estates – not open to the general public. An afternoon buffet will be enjoyed at Chessie’s Restaurant, a train themed restaurant.               Walk Rate = 3 


Price: $119.00 per person

Includes: Admission & tour, buffet, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $25.00 per person
Final Payment Due: May 16, 2018


 

Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Thursday, July 26, 2018
!!! Only 8 of 55 available !!!

We are headed to Wrigley Field to see our Cubbies play the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Our seats are located in the Terrace Reserved Section 213, Rows 14 – 18, where we will be under cover from the hot afternoon sun.  It’s always an exciting time while visiting Wrigley Field and the surrounding area. These games always sell out, so don't wait too long to secure your seat.  Alcohol will not be allowed on the bus and will be strictly enforced.  Children are more than welcome to join us.  Walk Rate = 3

$103.00 per person

 

Includes:  Game ticket, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.                

$103.00 full payment - use the button below

$43.00  - if you have paid the original deposit - use the button below

 

Cornwell Theatre/Turkeyville
“Gator Grove” – The Musical
Friday, July 27, 2018

“Welcome to Gator Grove”! A charming trailer park in Squish Bogg, Florida where Nora, the owner, keeps an eye on everything and everyone – and I mean everyone! When things get crazy, Gator, long time resident of the grove, knows just what to do. With the help of Blue (a woman full of refinement) and Nora, they will save the day. The grove looks great when decorated for a wedding. Tidy up your mullet – Fun is gonna happen! Songs include: “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”, “Good Old Mountain Dew”, and other fun favorites. An excellent traditional turkey dinner with all the fixin’s is included at the theatre prior to the matinee.    Walk Rate = 1 

$91.00 per person

Includes: Lunch, matinee, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit: $37.00 
Final Payment Due: June 17, 2018

 

Pierogi Fest – Whiting, Indiana
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Great Polish food is in abundance at Pierogi Fest!  Pierogi of every kind, a variety of Polish sausage, cabbage & noodles, potato pancakes, red cabbage and even a beer garden.  Wear your dancing shoes and Polka in the street to live Polka music and shop the many vendor booths.  Let us drop you off at the festival and not have to drive around, searching for a parking spot on the residential streets.       Walk Rate = 3             $38.00 per person                                        

Includes:  Motor coach transportation and driver tip.

Deposit:  $15.00 per person                Final Payment Due:  June 17, 2018

 

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds
Friday, August 24, 2018

We are headed to Wrigley Field to see our Cubbies play the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Our seats are located in the Terrace Reserved Section 213, Rows 14 – 18, where we will be under cover from the hot afternoon sun.  It’s always an exciting time while visiting Wrigley Field and the surrounding area.   These games always sell out, so don't wait too long to secure your seat.  Alcohol will not be allowed on the bus and will be strictly enforced.  Children are more than welcome to join us.  Walk Rate = 3

$92.00 per person


 Includes:  Game ticket, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.


$92.00 full payment - use the button below

 

$32.00 Balance - if you have paid the original deposit - use the button below

 

Roaring 20’s Silent Movie Experience
Thursday, September 13, 2018

As you enter the gorgeous chandeliered lobby of The Lerner in downtown Elkhart, take a step back in time. Built in 1924 as a vaudeville/movie palace, the theatre has been restored to its original opulence as a state of the art performance and event venue As the lights dim, the 1,000 pipes of the restored Kimball organ fills the auditorium with music performed by talented organist Clark Wilson, one of the most prominent and recognized scorers pf silent photoplays in America today. The silver screen flickers to life and opening credits roll for the 1928 comedic classic “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” starring silent film legend Buster Keaton. You will be transported through time. Roaring with laughter and applause, just as the crowds at The Lerner did nearly 100 years ago. Prior to the movie, we will have lunch at Meadow Brooke Farm. Built in 1860, the restored farm has a history of what went on at the farm in the 20’s. After the movie, we visit an exceptional art museum featuring the Midwest’s largest collection of Norman Rockwell signed lithographs.                                          Walk Rate = 2 

$115.00 per person

Includes: Lunch, silent movie, art museum, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit: $15.00 
Final Payment Due: August 3, 2018

 

IKEA Schaumburg & Alexandra’s Pierogi
Thursday, October 11, 2018


IKEA has all the household goods you could ever need for any room in your home at very reasonable prices. Just walking in the front door nearly takes your breath away! Very easy drop off and pick up right at the door upon entry and check-out. Take a breather from shopping and have a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll, or some Swedish meatballs, or a huge choice of food from their superior deli (on your own). After IKEA, we will make a stop 10 minutes down the road at The Container Store and Home Goods, which are 2 more stores that we don’t have here locally, as well as a Trader Joe’s, Nordstrom Rack, and many more stores. Our last stop before heading for home is Alexandra’s Pieorgi, where you may purchase a large variety of flavors, plus dumplings and blintzes at a very reasonable price. All are frozen and nicely packaged. Some have said they are the best they’ve ever had. It is advised that you bring a cooler or canvas bag for your purchases so it can be easily identified upon our return home. I may also note that if Alexandra’s furnishes a plastic bag for your purchases, you will be charged a minimal fee per bag, as regulated by Chicago law.

The picture to the left is the luggage compartment before departing for home on our 2017 trip to IKEA, Home Goods, and Alexandra's.

Walk Rate = 3 

$58.00 per person 

Includes: IKEA, Alexandra’s Pierogi, motor coach transportation, driver tip.


Deposit: $15 per person 
Final Payment Due: September 1, 2018

 

Eli’s Cheesecake Dock Sale, Superior Nut & Candy,
Kurowski’s Meat Market & Red Apple Restaurant
Saturday, November 17, 2018

We head out to the Chicago area for our annual “goodies shopping” trip. Since many of the items are already sold out when we have arrived, we will first go to Eli’s Cheesecake for their Dock Sale. Yes, it is held on their indoor dock with a huge variety at discount prices. This sale is very popular in the area and there is usually a line, so if it’s a cold day, be sure to dress appropriately to wait in line a bit, but most everyone thinks it is worth the wait. Then it is on to Superior Nut & Candy retail store where you can purchase nuts and candy in bulk, as well as gift sets. 

We will enjoy an included dinner at Red Apple Restaurant, which serves a lovely buffet, including many Polish dishes. This is a superior buffet! It has been suggested many times that we go back to Kurowski’s Meat Market, so since this will be our last trip to Eli’s, we will go back to Kurowski’s. This is truly a Polish meat market, so brush up on your polish. It is advisable that you bring canvas tote bags or other containers to put your purchases in so they will be easy to identify as yours when we return home. 

Walk Rate = 4 

 

$86.00 per person

 


Includes: Dinner at Red Apple Restaurant, motor coach transportation & driver tip 
Deposit: $15.00 per person Final Payment Due: October 7, 2018

 

Drury Lane – “Beauty and the Beast
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Based on the beloved Academy Award winning Disney film, this nine-time Tony nominated musical continues to win the hearts of people all over the globe. Trapped in her provincial town life, an intelligent, young beauty risks everything to become the heroine of her own story and break a wicked spell imprisoning a castle full of enchanting misfits and a terrifying beast. Please submit your entrée choice when making payment: 

1. Lake Trout: Citrus caper sauce, served with roasted shallot mashed potatoes......OR

2. Lemon-Thyme Grilled Chicken Paillard (Dairy free, Gluten free): Kale, sugar snap peas, sweet corn, avocado, tomato, and hearts of palm.........OR

3.  Vegetable Linguine Pomodoro (Vegetarian):  Zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, peas, tomatoes, basil, Pomodoro sauce.

Walk Rate = 1

$107.00 per person

Includes: Lunch & show at Drury Lane, motor coach transportation, and driver tip
Deposit: $25.00 per person 
Final Payment Due: October 19, 2018

 

 

 

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