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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: MGM Grand Casino

Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 9:00am

Details:

Come join us for our first trip to the MGM Grand Casino in Maryland. Seats are limited to 28 so book today!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

MGM Grand Casino

Member $60.00
Guest $70.00


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:

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


Day Trips: Yogaville

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 8:45am

Details:

Travel with us the Buckingham, VA to visit the Ashram and learn about the founder and spiritual guide Sri Satchidananda. Our tour includes a buffet lunch

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Yogaville

Member $63.00
Guest $73.00


Day Trips: Cherry Blossoms - Odyssey River Cruise

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 8:00am

Details:

Join us as we sail on the Potomac River aboard the glass-topped Odyssey cruise ship. We hope the cherry blossoms will be in bloom, but that’s up to Mother Nature!  The views on board the ship will be spectacular if the weather cooperates. We can see many of our Nations historic monuments, historic bridges while enjoying lunch which is included.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Cherry Blossoms - Odyssey River Cruise

Member $128.00
Guest $138.00


Lectures: Travel Workshop

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 10:00am

Details:

Our first 2017 travel workshop will be on Wednesday, April 5th,  2017.  Our new travel volunteer and retired veterinarian, Alice Frei, will talk about travel and pets!

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Day Trips: Virginia Distillery Company

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 10:15am

Details:

Join us for a guided walking tour of the Virginia Distillery Company in Lovingston, VA. Get and insider glimpse of whiskey production in Virginia and it’s kinship to the Scottish Highlands. The tour includes a tasting in the cask house and in the tasting room. A box lunch is included from the carving board. Please select your lunch preference when making your reservation.  Must be 21 years and bring your Government issued photo ID.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Virginia Distillery Company

Member $73.00
Guest $83.00


Day Trips: Travel Session - The Genius of TJ

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 8:00am

Details:

A fabulous day-trip to downtown Washington to see the very best Jefferson sites: the recreation of Jefferson’s book collection at the gorgeous Library of Congress, and the stunningly beautiful Jefferson Memorial. In the morning we’ll tour the Library of Congress then dine at the U.S. Capitol Cafeteria. The afternoon will find us enjoying the Jefferson Memorial and its wonderful views! (Tour departs 8:00 a.m., returns between 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Travel Session is a separate charge. Note that Library of Congress tour is limited to 25 participants.)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Travel Session - The Genius of TJ

Member $82.00
Guest $92.00


Day Trips: Riverside - Saturday Night Fever

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 1:15am

Details:

Based on the 1977 hit movie, this stage version focuses on Tony Manero,
a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at a local discotheque.
Displaying his dance prowess, he luxuriates in the admiration of the
crowd, nurtures a relationship with Stephanie Mangano, his dance
partner, and temporarily forgets the unpleasant realities of his life.
Featured is the music of the Bee Gees.  Lunch is included!

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Riverside - Saturday Night Fever

Member $109.00
Guest $119.00


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


Day Trips: Virginia International Tattoo 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 9:05am

Details:

This awe-inspiring show is the largest Tattoo in the U.S., hosting almost 2,000
civilian and military performers from eight nations in a spectacle of music and
might!.  It’s a colorful celebration of patriotism , pride and international
good-will, featuring military bands and drill teams, massed pipes and drums, dancers
and choirs and a spectacular finale.  Lunch on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Virginia International Tattoo 2017

Member $115.00
Guest $125.00


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!


Day Trips: Mount Vernon Wine Festival

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2:45pm

Details:

Mount Vernon’s Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour. Sample wines from 20 Virginia Wineries and have an exclusive evening tour of the mansion and cellar. There will be an appearance from “George and Martha Washington.” Enjoy live jazz music while seated at our own private table featuring a fruit and cheese platter a dessert platter and a glass of wine. Additional food is available for purchase. Must be 21 years and have photo ID.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Mount Vernon Wine Festival

Member $156.00
Guest $166.00


Lectures: Travel Class - The Life and Times of James Monroe

Every Thursday th Thursday of the month at 6:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:00pm

Details:

Introduction—Last President of the “Virginia Dynasty,” James Monroe had a long and distinguished public career. Serving as a soldier, diplomat, governor, senator, and cabinet member, Monroe has the distinction of holding more offices than any other U.S. President. Best remembered, perhaps, for his Monroe Doctrine, his presidency was known as “The Era of Good Feelings.”

It’s way past time that we delve deeper into the life of this dedicated and patriotic Virginian. During this class we’ll learn about: his revolutionary enthusiasm; his amazing service at the Battle of Trenton; what slavery was like at Highland, his Albemarle County property; his Presidential Tours of New England and the South; and Monroe’s close friendship with George Washington. Join us as we explore “The Life & Times of James Monroe.”   

Our Lecturers—Scott A. Harris, Director of the James Monroe Museum; Nancy Stetz, Highland’s Education Programs Manager; Daniel Preston, Editor of the Papers of James Monroe; William Ferraro, Editor of the Papers of George Washington; and local Historian Rick Britton. 

The Class—At the Senior Center Inc. on five consecutive Thursdays, 6:oo–7:oo pm. Charge: Senior Center members: $7o.oo—guests: $8o.oo.

• Thurs., June 1st - 6:oo pm – “James Monroe; A Revolutionary Idealist” - Harris
• Thurs., June 8th - 6:oo pm - “Bona Fide Hero of the Revolution” - Britton
• Thurs., June 15th - 6:oo pm - “James Monroe & Slavery” - Stetz
• Thurs., June 22nd - 6:oo pm - “Monroe’s Presidential Journeys” - Preston
• Thurs., June 29th - 6:oo pm - “James Monroe & George Washington” - Ferraro

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Travel Class - The Life and Times of James Monroe

Member $70.00
Guest $80.00


Day Trips: Travel Session - James Monroe

Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 9:00am

Details:

An entire day focusing on Fifth President James Monroe! In the morning we’ll take in Fredericksburg’s wonderful James Monroe Museum then dine nearby at Cracker Barrel—LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN. In the afternoon we’ll get a very special treat, a one-of-a-kind tour of Monroe’s Highland featuring a presentation by Director Sara Bon-Harper on all of the latest archaeological discoveries. Come join us!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Travel Session - James Monroe

Member $86.00
Guest $96.00


Lectures: Travel Class - Civil War Nuts and Bolts

Every Tuesday th Tuesday of the month at 3:00pm-4:00pm
September 19, 2017 - October 17, 2017

Details:

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

Introduction—To historian Rick Britton, the phrase “Civil War Nuts & Bolts” means the practical details of the average soldier’s day-to-day existence. Plenty has been written about Civil War battles, and the great and not-so-great generals who conducted them. By comparison, little has been penned regarding the lives of the North and South’s 3 million soldiers. This class seeks to answer the most common Civil War nuts-and-bolts questions, such as: How did the soldiers camp? What did they eat and who supplied it? Why did they wear wool? How did they carry all their accoutrements? How fast did they march? How far could they march in a day? How fast could they load and fire? Did they really fight shoulder-to-shoulder? Why? If you’re interested in the Civil War, we know you’ve got plenty of questions. Write them down and sign up for this class!
Our Lecturer—An award-winning Charlottesville-based historian, Rick Britton has published scores of Civil War articles, and has led Civil War battlefield tours all across Virginia for over a decade. He’s also written 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, Sept. 19, then continuing for 4 consecutive Tuesdays, 3:oo–4:3o pm. Charge: Senior Center members: $7o.oo—guests: $8o.oo.
• Tuesday, Sept. 19th - 3:oo pm – “Infantry, the Queen of the Battlefield”
• Tuesday, Sept. 26th - 3:oo pm – “Cavalrymen, the War’s Beaux Sabreurs”
• Tuesday, Oct. 3rd - 3:oo pm – “Artillery, Rifled & Smoothbore” 
• Tuesday, Oct. 10th - 3:oo pm – “The War’s Unsung: Engineers, Commisaries & More!”
• Tuesday, Oct. 17th - 3:oo pm –  “Battle & Leaders of the Civil War”

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Travel Class - Civil War Nuts and Bolts

Member $70.00
Guest $80.00


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


Getaways: Royal Caribbean International - Grandeur of the Seas

December 9, 2017 - December 21, 2017

Details:

A Southern Caribbean Holiday Getaway aboard Royal Caribbean International - Registry - Bahamas. We will spend 12 night Southern Caribbean Cruise to St. Thomas, Antigua, St, Kitts & Nevis and St. Maarten. Trip includes round-trip transportation, all meals, entertainment, port fees and taxes, Travel insurance is recommended. Gratuities are not included. Book your trip today by calling the travel office at 434-974-6538

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center