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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

            

“The Producers” – Paramount Theater, Aurora, IL
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Under the right circumstances, a producer could make more money with a flop than with a hit.  And so begins one of the most hilarious cons in musical theatre history.  Max Bialystock is a has-been Broadway producer who has produced one too many flops.  After an off-the-cuff comment from accountant Leo Bloom, Max goes in search of the worst musical ever.  “The Producers” is an uproariously funny musical with hilarious songs that will have you grinning from ear to ear.  Lunch is included at Fireside Grille prior to the matinee performance.  

Please submit your entrée choice when making your reservation:  Chef’s Salad (gluten-free), or Sauteed tilapia with lemon-butter sauce, or French onion meatloaf, or ¼ rack BBQ baby back ribs.  Served with garden salad, bread & butter, vegetable, mashed potatoes, and non-alcoholic beverages.             Walk Rate = 1             

 

$119.00 per person

Includes:  Show, lunch, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit:  $40.00                                 
Final Payment Due
:  January 3, 2019

 

                                                                                    Chicago Flower & Garden Show
                                                                                           Saturday, March 23, 2019


Get a jump-start on Spring at the annual Chicago Flower & Garden Show on Navy Pier to dazzle the senses with an abundance of amazing displays and landscapes. You can attend education seminars with top horticulture experts and professionals who will share their insights at seminars held daily. Buy fresh flowers, or bulbs for fall planting. You can also buy plant related foods, such as teas, veggie dips, etc. There will be vendors where you can sit down and grab a bite to eat. The shops will also be open, so browse the many offerings on Navy Pier.        Walk Rate = 2

$63.00 per person 

Includes: Admission, motor coach transportation, and driver tip

 

FireKeepers & Essenhaus
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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 note that the casino giveaways are always subject to change by the casinos.)            Walk Rate = 1           $69.00  

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 16, 2019

 

“Old Time Religion” – Cornwell Theatre
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Give me that Old Time Religion, it’s good enough for me. Toe tapping and knee slapping inspirational music we’ve all come to love at the “Ellen” theatre in Big Elk, North Carolina, as a Concert Promoter is getting ready for a HUGE concert. As the evening starts, the band has not arrived. Promoter, Debbie Stalker, is at a loss as to what to do. She tries to stall the show as the entire crew is waiting for the entertainers to show up. Lucky for the promoters and the town, some of the residents of Big Elk are ready to jump in and help out. The evening goes on with its share of challenges, but by show time, all is resolved and the fun begins. During intermission, browse their wonderful gift shop full of indoor and outdoor home décor, jams & jellies, & baked goods. An excellent traditional turkey dinner with all the fixin’s is included at the theatre prior to the matinee.                           Walk Rate = 1 

 

$92.00 per person

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

Deposit: $38.00 
Final Payment Due: March 15, 2019

 

“August Rush” – Paramount Theatre, Aurora, IL
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Evan Taylor is an 11-year-old orphan on a journey in search of his parents, who don’t even know he exists.  But Evan refuses to give up hope, and while on his search, he surrenders to the symphony of sounds in the city and follows the music, discovering his own genius along the way in this new musical.  Prior to the show, we will have a buffet lunch directly across the street from the theatre in Meyer Ballroom, making this day trip a very easy day for all.  

Walk Rate = 1                                                           

$113.00 per person

Includes:  Lunch, theatre ticket, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

 


Deposit:  $40.00                                 Final Payment Due:  April 1, 2019

 

Midlife Crisis - Cornwell Theatre
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

With a balanced look at the ‘joys’ of growing older, a cast of three men and three women, MID-LIFE! strikes a chord with anyone regardless of age. A series of scenes and sketches poke fun at the frustrations of mammograms, love handles, weekend warriors, and proctology exams. The cleverly written songs celebrate forgetfulness, reading glasses, and menopause, but also touch on the sentimental wisdom that the later years afford us. MID-LIFE! is a hilarious romp with an honest humor about the trials and tribulations of the unavoidable aging process. With such great hits as “Welcome to Mid Life”, “Turning Forty”, and “What Did I Come In Here For”. During intermission, browse their wonderful gift shop full of indoor and outdoor home décor, jams & jellies, & baked goods. An excellent traditional turkey dinner with all the fixin’s is included at the theatre prior to the matinee.                         Walk Rate = 1 

Price: $92.00 per person

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

Deposit: $38.00                             Final Payment Due: April 25, 2019


 

Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets
Friday, June 21, 2019

!!! DATE CHANGE !!!

Due to the original scheduled date being sold out by the time our name came up on the list, we have had to change the date of the game.  Our tickets will be in the Terrace Reserved Section, as usual, and will be under cover for this afternoon game.  Just make a $70 deposit and your seat is secure. Tickets will not be held without a deposit.              Walk Rate = 3 – 4

Includes:  Ticket, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit:  $70 per person                                 
Final Price:  $94.00

Final Payment Due:  May 12, 2019

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Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres
Friday, July 19, 2019

Our tickets will be in the Terrace Reserved Section 229, Rows 16 - 20. nd will be under cover out of the sun for this afternoon game.  Just make a $70 deposit and your seat is secure.  Tickets will not be held without a deposit.              Walk Rate = 3 – 4

Includes:  Ticket, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit:  $70 per person                                 
Final Price:  $114.00

Final Payment Due:  June 9, 2019

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                                                                              “The Marvelous Wonderettes” – Cornwell Theatre
                                                                                                          Thursday, July 25, 2019


This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop”, “Dream Lover”, “Stupid Cupid”, and “Lipstick on Your Collar”. In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic 50s and 60s hits. During intermission, browse their wonderful gift shop full of indoor and outdoor home décor, jams & jellies, & baked goods. An excellent traditional turkey dinner with all the fixin’s is included at the theatre prior to the matinee.                          Walk Rate = 1 

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

Price: $92.00

Deposit: $38.00 
Final Payment Due: June 15, 2019

 

Milwaukee Foodie Tour
Tuesday, August 6, 2019


We have done this trip twice a few years back and have decided to offer it again. It was great fun indulging in a variety of foods at various locations in Milwaukee’s diverse ethnic neighborhoods with a local step-on guide.

We begin on Old World 3rd Street with an overview of Milwaukee’s German history and start our progressive lunch with sausage, cheese, and beer/root beer, with a bit of time for shopping on Old World 3rd Street. There’s a great little spice shop there where the owner explains the difference in various spices – even with the chance for tasting. We move on to the Historic Third Ward with a narration of Milwaukee’s Irish history before stopping at the Milwaukee Public Market for shopping. This is a beautiful market with a wide variety of vendors offering some unusual temptations. 

 

 

We move on to Milwaukee’s last remaining Polish restaurant for a generous family-style lunch complete with green salad, cheese pierogi, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, Polish sausage, pork cutlets and red cabbage. It will be interesting to compare this to our Polish family-style dinners here at home. We continue with a city tour along Milwaukee’s lakefront and see the Milwaukee Art Museum and North Shore Lighthouse. We visit Brady Street, Milwaukee’s Italian enclave with a stop at Peter Sciortino’s Bakery for cookies and shopping. We end with a visit to Giorioso’s Deli for continued shopping and visit their test kitchen for a demo. There will be minimum walking involved with this trip, but must be capable to enter and exit the bus multiple times throughout the day.  Feel free to bring along a cooler if you think you may want to purchase meats or other perishables.   Walk Rate = 2

Price: $160.00 per person

Includes: All food stops listed above in bold, motor coach transportation, driver tip, and step-on guide tip,

Deposit: $65.00 
Final Payment Due: July 1, 2019

 

Arlington Race Track
Thursday, August 8, 2019

With a lookout point to the race track from the indoor seating and dining in the lovely Million Room, you also have access to outdoor seating to enjoy the afternoon in style at the horse races at beautiful Arlington International Racecourse in Chicago.  

The buffet lunch consists of cheese & sausage sampling, veggies & dips, Caesar salad, field greens salad, 3 meats, potatoes, green beans, house baked cookies, dessert bites, and soft drinks.  Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase on your own. You will also receive a racing guide.  We will have our own private betting windows with very helpful and patient attendants.  Never fear if you are not familiar with betting on the horses, it’s very easy and we will be happy to guide you along the way.  It’s a lovely, relaxing day with a very nice buffet lunch. NOTE:  The attire is business casual – no shorts allowed.

Walk Rate = 2                            Price to be announced prior to April 1         

Includes:  Admission, lunch, racing guide, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit:  $25 per person                     Final Payment Due:  July 1, 2019

 

“Come From Away” – Cadillace Palace Theatre, Chicago, 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The true story of a small town that welcomed the world. Broadway’s “Come From Away” has won Best Musical all across North America!

This production takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town of Gander in Newfoundland that welcomed them when all planes were ordered grounded on September 11, 2001. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical which Newsweek cheers “it takes you to a place you never want to leave”. On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all. We will enjoy all the salad and pizza you care to eat at Connie’s Pizza prior to the show. 

Walk Rate = 2 

$189.00 per person

Includes: Lunch, theatre ticket, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit: $95.00 
Final Payment Due: July 4, 2019


Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Our tickets will be in the Terrace Reserved Section 212, Rows 19 - 22 and will be under cover out of the sun for this afternoon game.   Just make a $70 deposit and your seat is secure.  Tickets will not be held without a deposit.          Walk Rate = 3 – 4

Includes
:  Ticket, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit:  $70 per person                                 
Final Price:  $90.00

Final Payment Due:  July 12, 2019

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“The Rat Pack” – Cornwell Theatre
Friday, September 20, 2019

Frank, Dean, and Sammy are up in heaven, but God tells them they left some unfinished business back on Earth.  It seems Frank made an unfulfilled promise to Vic, the owner of the Rat Pack Lounge.  Now he and the boys have one night to make things right.  No need for look-alikes or impersonators – just a cast who can charm the audience with hits like “My Way”, “What Kind of Fool Am I?”, and “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime”.  With over 30 hit songs, The Rat Pack Lounge will leave you singing and savoring the days of highballs and high rollers.  During intermission, browse their wonderful gift shop full of indoor and outdoor home décor, jams & jellies, & baked goods.  An excellent traditional turkey dinner with all the fixin’s is included at the theatre prior to the matinee.              Walk Rate = 1

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

Price:  $92.00

Deposit:  $38.00                                 
Final Payment Due
:  August 10, 2019

 

 

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