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Sunday Cville Tour #1

Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 2:00pm

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An afternoon of fascinating local history! Central Virginia’s past is filled with fascinating individuals and amazing events.Your tour guide is award-winning author and historian Rick Britton. A much-sought-after speaker and guide.Sunday, August 2 – 2 p.m. - The Civil War in Charlottesville & Albemarle County - Stops include the Court Square Slave Block; nearby Maplewood Cemetery (containing numerous Confederates officers and men); and Rio Hill (site of Albemarle County’s only clash of arms).. Tickets may be purchased the day of with cash, check or credit card. To purchase in advance—or for more info—call (434) 974-6538. Tours depart the Senior Center promptly at 2 p.m. (Please arrive at 1:30 p.m.) Running approximately 4 hours, each tour comprises 3 stops where Rick Britton will deliver presentations (and answer questions). TRANSPORTATION IS NOT PROVIDED: Participants will drive themselves and are encouraged to carpool: GPS addresses & directions provided. Some stops may require paid parking. (All tours require walking. Wear appropriate shoes & bring water.) children 12 and under free.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Sunday Cville Tour #1

Member $35.00
Guest $40.00


Sunday Cville Tour #2

Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 2:00pm

Details:

An afternoon of fascinating local history! Central Virginia’s past is filled with fascinating individuals and amazing events.Your tour guide is award-winning author and historian Rick Britton. A much-sought-after speaker and guide. Sunday, August 9 – 2 p.m. - Thomas Jefferson in Albemarle – Featuring Court Square (where the General Assembly was almost captured); The University of Virginia (Jefferson’s greatest local legacy); and the approximate site of Albemarle’s Monacan Indian village (where two sciences were founded). Senior Center members - $35.00: Guests - $40.00. Tickets may be purchased the day of with cash, check or credit card. To purchase in advance—or for more info—call (434) 974-6538. Tours depart the Senior Center promptly at 2 p.m. (Please arrive at 1:30 p.m.) Running approximately 4 hours, each tour comprises 3 stops where Rick Britton will deliver presentations (and answer questions). Transportation not provided: Participants will drive themselves and are encouraged to carpool: GPS addresses & directions provided. Some stops may require paid parking. (All tours require walking. Wear appropriate shoes & bring water.)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Sunday Cville Tour #2

Member $35.00
Guest $40.00


Sunday Cville Tour #3

Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2:00pm

Details:

An afternoon of fascinating local history! Central Virginia’s past is filled with fascinating individuals and amazing events.Your tour guide is award-winning author and historian Rick Britton. A much-sought-after speaker and guide. Sunday, August 16 – 2 p.m. - Charlottesville’s World-Class Statuary – Stops include the Court Square area (“Stonewall” Jackson and Robert E. Lee); West Main Street (we’ll drive by Lewis & Clark and George Rogers Clark); and U.Va. (James Rogers McConnell, 3 statues of Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington and Homer).Senior Center members - $35.00: Guests - $40.00. Tickets may be purchased the day of with cash, check or credit card. To purchase in advance—or for more info—call (434) 974-6538. Tours depart the Senior Center promptly at 2 p.m. (Please arrive at 1:30 p.m.) Running approximately 4 hours, each tour comprises 3 stops where Rick Britton will deliver presentations (and answer questions). Transportation not provided: Participants will drive themselves and are encouraged to carpool: GPS addresses & directions provided. Some stops may require paid parking. (All tours require walking. Wear appropriate shoes & bring water.)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Sunday Cville Tour #3

Member $35.00
Guest $40.00


Sunday Cville Tour #4

Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

Details:

An afternoon of fascinating local history! Central Virginia’s past is filled with fascinating individuals and amazing events.Your tour guide is award-winning author and historian Rick Britton. A much-sought-after speaker and guide.. Sunday, August 23 – 2 p.m. - Cemeteries of Charlottesville – Featuring Riverview Cemetery (Revolutionary War soldiers and Confederate Gen. Thomas Rosser); Maplewood Cemetery (numerous Confederates, area benefactor Paul Goodloe McIntire, and the founder of the Pony Express); and U.Va. Cemetery (3 U.Va. Presidents, William Holmes McGuffey, and H.I.H. Princess Anastasia, the famous royal family pretender). .Senior Center members - $35.00: Guests - $40.00. Tickets may be purchased the day of with cash, check or credit card. To purchase in advance—or for more info—call (434) 974-6538. Tours depart the Senior Center promptly at 2 p.m. (Please arrive at 1:30 p.m.) Running approximately 4 hours, each tour comprises 3 stops where Rick Britton will deliver presentations (and answer questions). Transportation not provided: Participants will drive themselves and are encouraged to carpool: GPS addresses & directions provided. Some stops may require paid parking. (All tours require walking. Wear appropriate shoes & bring water.)

Location: Senior Center

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Sunday Cville Tour #4

Member $35.00
Guest $40.00


Old Dominion - The Flying Circus

Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 9:00am

Details:

We’ll start with a visit to the wonderful Culpeper Area Museum, then lunch in downtown Culpeper. After a stroll about the town, we’ll thrill to biplane acrobatics at the fabulous Flying Circus Airshow.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Old Dominion - The Flying Circus

Member $81.00
Guest $91.00


Virginia Scottish Games

Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 8:00am

Details:

Join us as we travel to Great Meadow in The Plains to enjoy the Virginia Scottish Games and Festival.
Scottish and Celtic heritage is the reason for the celebration, but there is something for everyone
at this festival.  Traditional music, Highland Dancing, sheepherding, piping and drumming, fiddling,
a British modern and antique car and motorcycle show, Terrier races, Scottish food and drink
and much more.  Watch kilts fly and cheer on the Highland Athletes as they compete in track
and field-like events that date back to the 11th Century.  Food vendors will be available as well as
crafters.  Lunch is on your own at the festival.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Virginia Scottish Games

Member $69.00
Guest $79.00


Washington on your own

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:00am

Details:

Take a day and visit our Nations capital. Visit the museum, walk the mall or dine in one of the local cafes. At the National Gallery of Art enjoy the works of Gustave Caillebotte. Lunch on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Washington on your own

Member $50.00
Guest $60.00


Old Dominion - Arlington Cemetery and Manassas Museum

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 8:00am

Details:

We’ll enjoy the Manassas Battlefield in the morning, then Arlington National Cemetery in the afternoon, including: Arlington House—Lee’s home—the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, J.F.K.’s gravesite, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, & more! Lunch is included.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Old Dominion - Arlington Cemetery and Manassas Museum

Member $94.00
Guest $104.00


CharlesTown Casino

Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 9:30am

Details:

Come along for a fun day at Hollywood Casino in CharlesTown, WV. Choose games to play from the many options of chance. There is $20 in slots included. Lunch is on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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CharlesTown Casino

Member $55.00
Guest $65.00


Graves Mountain Apple Harvest

Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 9:00am

Details:

Join us as we travel to Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, VA for the annual
Apple Harvest Festival. Enjoy a fun filled day complete with good food,
entertainment including bluegrass music, cloggers, over 70 arts and craft
vendors, hayrides, and watching apple butter being cooked in kettles
over an open fire.  Many varieties of apples are available for sale.  We
will stop on the way home for a wine tasting at the picturesque
Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison.  Lunch on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Graves Mountain Apple Harvest

Member $46.00
Guest $56.00


Riverside - Sister Act

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 9:30am

Details:

Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a night club performer, whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone think to look - a convent!  Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris (now Sister Mary Clarence) helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.  A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!  a delicious lunch is included.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Riverside - Sister Act

Member $99.00
Guest $109.00


POQUOSON SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:00am

Details:

Join us as we travel again to the Hampton Roads area for the 35th annual Poquoson
Seafood Festival.  The festival features over 150 arts and craft vendors,
seafood vendors, commercial vendors and musical entertainment.  Last year
we had a great time and enjoyed delicious seafood - there is a wide variety
of seafood for every palate.  This festival is dedicated to preserving the heritage
of the Chesapeake working watermen.  Lunch is on your own at the festival.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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POQUOSON SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Member $55.00
Guest $65.00


Virginia Museum of Transporation - Roanoke Museums

Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 8:00am

Details:

Roanoke has a gold mine of transportation history museums.  Join us as we visit Virginia’s largest collection of the trains, cars, trucks and planes of the last century.  Enjoy the extensive O model gauge railroad layout, see what made the Norfolk and Western Railway an American success story and climb aboard the last two existing steam locomotives as well as seeing up close railroad cars of all types.
Then we’ll return to the bygone era of steam power as we visit the Museum of O. Winston Link’s stunning photographs of the last days of steam power trains and the people who made them run.  Train enthusiast or not, this is a day not to be missed.

Location: Senior Center

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Virginia Museum of Transporation - Roanoke Museums

Member $65.00
Guest $75.00


Old Dominion - Yorktown

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 8:00am

Details:

The Yorktown Battlefield – In the morning we’ll take in the Yorktown Battlefield Museum (which features a short film). After dining nearby, we’ll spend the afternoon visiting the Hornwork, the French Grand Battery, Redoubts #9 & #10, and Surrender Field. Lunch is included

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Old Dominion - Yorktown

Member $82.00
Guest $92.00


Riverside - Mame

Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 10:45am

Details:

This lavish musical, set in New York City, revolves around the hilarious
antics of Mame Dennis, an extravagant bon vivant , whose life is
turned upside down when the son of her late brother comes to live with
her. Mame tries her best to keep up here usual fabulous flair while
responsibly raising her new son. Memorable songs include Mame, It’s Today,
Open a New Window, If He Walked into My Life, We Need A Little
Christmas, Bosom Buddies, and That’s How Young I feel.This trip includes lunch.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Riverside - Mame

Member $99.00
Guest $109.00


White House Tour - Interest only

December 25, 2015

Details:

We are planning our annual White House Holiday tour. If you want to see the festive holiday decorations on display at the residence of the President, please contact the travel office 434.974.6538 to get your name on the “interest” list immediately. This does not commit you to the trip, but is required for you to be able to go. We have requested a tour in December, but the the White House determines the date, and we cannot guarantee we will get a tour. Lunch would be on your own at the Pentagon City Mall.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free