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Travel Buddy Networking

Every Wednesday 1st Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm-5:30pm
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 5:00pm

Details:

Why travel alone when you can go with a friend? Here’s your opportunity to meet others who are interested in visiting local sites and attractions. We connect each month to make plans for upcoming weeks.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Nancy Grim 434.973.7515

Fee: free


Day Trips: White House Holiday Tour

December 25, 2016 - December 15, 2016

Details:

Travel with us again to Washington, D.C. Our date has been assigned - Thursday, December 15th   We will take a self-guided tour of The White House and see the festive holiday decorations.  We have requested a tour in December (date to be determined by The White House).Please get your name on the “interest” list as soon as possible if you are interested.  Some walking is involved and there will be waiting in line at The White House.  Lunch on your own at the Pentagon City Mall
A valid government-issued U.S. ID card (e.g. drivers license, military ID, etc.) or a valid U.S. or other official government-issued passport is required.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Day Trips: vmfa - faberge collection

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 8:30am

Details:

We will be visiting the beautiful Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to see the collection of Faberge and Russian Decorative Arts. We will also enjoy the art works collection of Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch :  Love, Loss and the Cycle of Life. This collection of over 120 works includes paintings, drawings and prints as John’s traveled in relation to Munch’s work. Lunch on your own.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

vmfa - faberge collection

Member $63.00
Guest $73.00


Day Trips: Riverside Dinner Theater - Million Dollar Quartet

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 9:30am

Details:

This Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning musical dramatizes the now-famous 1956 impromptu
recording session at Sun Record Studio in Memphis during which early rock and roll stars
Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lew Lewis met and jammed “just for fun”.
Meeting there by chance, the four musicians soon began talking and jamming together and the
rest is rock and roll history. Hit songs include Blue Suede Shoes, Folsom Prison Blues,
Great Balls of Fire, Hound Dog, See You Later Alligator, and many others.  Lunch included in
the price.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Riverside Dinner Theater - Million Dollar Quartet

Member $99.00
Guest $209.00


Lectures: Travel Class - The Genius of Thomas Jefferson: Brilliance in Backwater Virginia

Every Tuesday th Tuesday of the month at 3:00pm-4:00pm
March 7, 2017 - April 4, 2017

Details:

Senior Center Inc.’s
The Genius of Thomas Jefferson:
Brilliance in Backwater Virginia
Lecturer: Historian Rick Britton

A perfect class for both recent transplants and local history buffs who want to delve a bit deeper!

Introduction—Despite being born in the Virginia backcountry, Thomas Jefferson—through much study and hard work—grew to become one of America’s most brilliant Founding Fathers, a never-tiring polymath who pursued an endless array of interests, and achieved a mind-boggling list of accomplishments. In this class we’ll examine his most famous and notable achievement—authorship of the Declaration of Independence—and we’ll explore many of his lesser-known accomplishments such as the dredging of the Rivanna River, the founding of both the U.S. Mint and the U.S. Patent Office, and designing of the Virginia State Capitol. We’ll also learn about Jefferson’s foray into the fascinating science of paleontology (and how, even though he mischaracterized a set of rather large bones, he had the Pleistocene creature to which they belonged named in his honor). Join us to discover more about “The Genius of Thomas Jefferson!” 
Our Lecturer—An award-winning local historian, Rick Britton has published scores of articles on central Virginia history, and three books—Albemarle & Charlottesville: An Illustrated History (2006), Jefferson: A Monticello Sampler (2008), and Virginia Vignettes: Famous Characters & Events in Central Virginia History (2015).
The Class—At the Senior Center Inc. beginning on Tuesday, March 7, then continuing for 4 consecutive Tuesdays, 3:00–4:00 pm. Charge: Senior Center members: $70.00—guests: $80.00.
• Tuesday, March 7th - 3:oo pm – Jefferson’s Greatest Hits: Accomplishments Galore!
• Tuesday, March 14th - 3:oo pm – Jefferson’s Greatest Hits: Part Two!
• Tuesday, March 21st - 3:oo pm – Jefferson, the Declaration, & the Fourth of July
• Tuesday, March 28th - 3:oo pm – Jefferson, Father of the American West
• Tuesday, April 4th - 3:oo pm –  The Megalonyx Jeffersonii: Jefferson’s “Great Claw”

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Travel Class - The Genius of Thomas Jefferson: Brilliance in Backwater Virginia

Member $70.00
Guest $80.00


Getaways: Great Parks, Sedona Red Rocks

April 27, 2017 - May 5, 2017

Details:

Travel the lonely roads of the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts, from the salt pans of the lowest place in North America to ghost towns perched high atop mined-out mesas. You’ll experience stark Death Valley, quirky Sedona, and the enchanting places in between.

-14 Meals (5 dinners, 1 lunch and 8 breakfasts)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Getaways: African Safari

May 12, 2017 - May 24, 2017

Details:

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime- a safari across two African countries! Experience elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, rhinos, and other animals you’ve only seen on TV or in zoos roaming their natural habitats.
- 32 Meals (10 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 11 dinners)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Book now for the adventure of a lifetime in 2017!


Getaways: Chateau de Courtomer in Normandy, France

September 29, 2017 - October 6, 2017

Details:

Package Includes
Airport transfers
Flight
Welcome reception
All meals
Adult beverages
5 day trips
Entrance fees
All the comforts of home!

- Chateau was completed in 1789 on the eve of the French Revolution
- Located on an old Roman road leading through Normandy
- One of the rare estates where many of its old buildings still remain intact: a glaciere, spring house, Orangeri, two little chapels, stables
where racehorses were bred, many farm buildings, and a17th-century Protestant chapel
- Situated on 300 acres of private park, woodlands, pasture and fields
- A short bike ride or walk away is the Village of Courtomer, offering artisanal cider, an open-air fresh market, Calvados shop, and a brick oven boulangerie
- The entire structure of the 17,500 sq ft residence has gone through extensive renovations since 2005, retaining the charm and style of France’s elegant past
- Two hours from the D-Day Beaches in Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel, the Chateaux of the Loire, Paris and many other unique monuments of France’s fascinating history and culture

Five day trips are planned - The Beaches of Normandy, Mont, St.Michel, Giverny, Local Villages tour and the Loire Valley of the Chateaux circuit.

- Travel Insurance is not included but is highly recommended

Cost
$4,295 per person
$1,000 non-refundable deposit required to secure room.
$1,000 due Januray 31, 2017. Balance due by June 1, 2017.
Contact: Senior Center Inc Travel - 434 974 6538

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Getaways: New England and Cape Cod

October 8, 2017 - October 15, 2017

Details:

Autumn Foliage in New England and Cape Cod
featuring Martha’s Vineyard and Mount Washington Cog Railway
     
        Enjoy the tranquil backroads of Vermont, the monumental mansions of Rhode Island, gingerbread cottages of Martha’s Vineyard, and the history of Boston while taking in the best autumn colors New England has to offer.

-13 Meals (5 dinners, 1 lunch and 7 breakfasts)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Getaways: Ireland

November 8, 2017 - November 18, 2017

Details:

Ireland - Coast to Coast
featuring a two-night stay at the Abbey glen Castle

          From its bustling, historic capital of Dublin to its quaint villages, Ireland is yours to explore. Visit the scenic countryside of Killarney and the historic Blarney Castle. The beauty of the Connemara surrounds you and is the perfect setting for your two-night castle stay. Experience all that Ireland has to offer.

-17 Meals (9 breakfasts and 8 dinners)

Please call the travel office at 434.974.6538 for details and costs.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center