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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: Shenandoah Valley Music Festival - Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers

Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

Travel with us to Orkney Springs for the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival featuring Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers. We will arrive in time to enjoy dinner at the Virginia House formally known as Orkney Springs Hotel. Purchase your seats today.  This show is sure to sell out. Activity Level - Active

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Lectures: Old Dominion Lecture series

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6:00pm

Details:

The Senior Center Inc.’s
Old Dominion Lecture & Day-Trip Series (for 2016)

The Old Dominion series is a fantastic way to experience the state of Virginia. Attend each month’s FREE talk (on the second Wednesday), then travel with us on a related day-trip! This year’s remaining destinations include: Culpeper’s Graffiti House and Kelly’s Ford and Brandy Station Battlefields; Fredericksburg’s Kenmore and Belmont Estates; and the fabulous Gettysburg Battlefield! The day-trips depart from the Covenant Church Parking lot (at the intersection of Rio Rd. & Belvedere), and return between 5:3o & 6:3o pm.

Note the new day-trip participation requirements: Participants must be able to: get on & off the bus unaided, walk one-half mile (900 yards) unaided, and climb and descend one flight of stairs unaided.

——————————JULY——————————
• Lecture - Wed. July 13th - 6:oo pm – Cavalry in the American Civil War (Rick Britton) – On campaign, cavalrymen were the army’s “eyes and ears,” on the battlefield they protected the protected the flanks, and were sometimes called upon to charge en masse. Come hear Civil War historian Rick Britton speak on the cavalry’s many and varied experiences!
• Day-Trip - Wed. July 27th – Brandy Station Battlefield, Kelly’s Ford Battlefield & the Graffiti House – The morning will find us touring the Graffiti House—where soldiers North & South scribbled on the walls—and the nearby Kelly’s Ford Battlefield. After lunch at the lovely Kelly’s Ford Inn we’ll experience the Brandy Station Battlefield, where 16,000 cavalrymen clashed sabers on June 9, 1863. Tour departs at 9:00 am.

——————————SEPTEMBER——————————
• Lecture - Wed. Sept. 14th - 6:oo pm – A Brief History of Fredericksburg (Rick Britton) – Established in 1728—and named for Frederick, Prince of Wales, father of King George III—Fredericksburg was one of Virginia’s most important port cities. Since its founding, it’s witnessed arriving immigrants, economic success, and more than its share of bloodshed and strife. Historian Rick Britton tells the story!
• Day-Trip - Wed. Oct. 5th – Historic Kenmore and Belmont, the Gari Melchers Home – In the morning we’ll take in Kenmore, a beautiful Georgian-style mansion built by Fielding Lewis, George Washington’s brother-in-law. After lunch we’ll experience Belmont, once owned by artist Gari Melchers, in his day one the most famous painters in the world! Tour departs at 9:00 am.

——————————OCTOBER——————————
• Lecture - Wed. Oct. 12th - 6:oo pm – The Gettysburg Campaign: Lee’s Second Invasion (Rick Britton) – Culminating in the Civil War’s bloodiest battle, the Gettysburg Campaign has been studied for over 150 years. What was Lee’s purpose in invading Pennsylvania? Was there really a chance of Confederate victory? Would Confederate success at Gettysburg have ended the war? And what if “Stonewall” Jackson had been present? Come hear the answers to these and many more fascinating questions! 
• Day-Trip - Wed. Oct. 26th – 28th – Three Days at Gettysburg! – Join us for a fantastic three-day and two-night Gettysburg jaunt. We’ll stay at the centrally located 1863 Inn of Gettysburg and spend our time touring the battlefield—where we’ll focus on the second day’s fighting—and the many wonderful museums & sights! Tour departs at 8:00 am on the 26th & returns at approximately 6:30 pm on the 28th.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Getaways: Cruising the Adriatic and Dalmatian Coast

September 15, 2016 - September 24, 2016

Details:

Experience the history, culture, food and architecture of old-world Europe combined with amazingly blue seas, thick forests and the region’s best beaches. Combined exploration and relaxation for the perfect vacation!  Trip includes: Transportation from Charlottesville to Dulles International Airport, Round trip airfare out of Dulles, 22 Meals, Travelers Protection Plan and much more! 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

To make your reservation, call the Travel Office (434.974.6538) or email Linda.


Lectures: Travel Class - A New Beginning: Tales of Post Civil War Albemarle County

Every th of the month at 6:00pm-7:30pm
Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:00pm

Details:

Senior Center Inc.’s
A New Beginning:
Tales of Post Civil War Albemarle County
Lecturer: Historian Rick Britton

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

Introduction—The Civil War’s end plunged Albemarle County into a political, economic, and social abyss. Its termination also brought with it military occupation and freedom to over 13,000 local residents. Thanks to emancipation, a number of Black Baptist churches were established and several local African Americans rose to prominence. During this “new beginning”—a time of rebuilding—county residents refocused on farming. Technology and more railroads modernized the county. One of Albemarle’s manufacturing firms gained a national reputation for excellence. In the century’s final years Charlottesville became a city, Mr. Jefferson’s gorgeous Rotunda was gutted by fire, and one of Albemarle’s own was named the nation’s “most beautiful blonde.” Join us for a fabulous new lecture class: “A New Beginning: Tales of Post Civil War Albemarle County!” 
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 Wednesday, Sept. 21, then continuing for 4 consecutive Thursdays, 6:00–7:30 pm. Charge: Senior Center members: $70.00—guests: $80.00.
• Wednesday, Sept. 21st - 6:oo pm – A New Beginning: Albemarle in the Late 1800s
• Thursday, Sept. 29th - 6:oo pm – A Choir of the Whole: Albemarle’s Black Baptist Churches
• Thursday, Oct. 6th - 6:oo pm – Clothing a Nation: The Charlottesville Woolen Mills
• Thursday, Oct. 13th - 6:oo pm – Educating the Poor: The Samuel Miller Story
• Thursday, Oct. 20th - 6:oo pm – Maud Coleman Woods: America’s Most Beautiful Blonde

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Travel Class - A New Beginning: Tales of Post Civil War Albemarle County

Member $70.00
Guest $80.00


Day Trips: Tangier Island

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6:30am

Details:

TANGIER ISLAND

Join us on a delightful journey to Tangier Island located in the Chesapeake Bay.  We will board “The Chesapeake Breeze” in Reedville which will take us to the island. Enjoy a delicious meal at Hilda Crockett’s Chesapeake House.  Explore the island on foot or by golf cart. Lunch included in the price.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Day Trips: Wintergreen - Lunch View

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 11:00am

Details:

Join us as we travel across scenic Afton Mountain to enjoy a delicious meal at a restaurant of your choice located at The Wintergreen Resort.  Choices are The Copper Mine Bistro, The Edge or The Devil’s Grill Restaurant.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Wintergreen - Lunch View

Member $23.00
Guest $33.00


Day Trips: Historic Kenmore and Belmont, the Gari Melchers

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

In the morning we’ll take in Kenmore, a beautiful Georgian-style mansion built prior to the Revolution by Fielding Lewis, George Washington’s brother-in-law. Nearby we’ll visit the Gen. Hugh Mercer Monument, and the final resting place of President Washington’s mother. After lunch we’ll experience Belmont, once owned by world-class artist Gari Melchers. Built in the first decade of the 1800s, Belmont, one hundred years later, was the residence and studio of one the most famous painters in the world!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Historic Kenmore and Belmont, the Gari Melchers

Member $105.00
Guest $115.00


Day Trips: Riverside - Driving Miss Daisy

October 12, 2016

Details:

After experiencing an embarrassing backyard auto mishap,
Mrs. Daisy Wertham, an elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta,
can no longer continue to drive.  Her son, a well-to-do local
businessman, insists she allow him to hire a driver, which in
the 1950’s meant an African-American man.  “Miss Daisy”
resists this change in her well-ordered life, but Hoke Colburn,
the amiable driver, is hired on by her son.  Though she refuses
to allow him to drive her anywhere at first, Hoke slowly wins
Daisy over with his native good graces, and after twenty years
of driving adventures together, their relationship transcends
all their differences.  Starring Karen Grassle from “Little House
on the Prairie.  A delicious lunch is included. Activity Level - Easy

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Riverside - Driving Miss Daisy

Member $99.00
Guest $109.00


Day Trips: POQUOSON SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8:00am

Details:

If you love seafood, join us as we travel to the Hampton Roads area for the 36th annual Poquoson Seafood Festival.  The festival features over 150 arts and craft vendors, seafood vendors, commercial vendors and musical entertainment.  This festival is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Chesapeake working watermen.  Lunch is on your own at the festival - there is a wide variety of seafood for everyone.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

POQUOSON SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Member $55.00
Guest $65.00


Day Trips: Hollywood Casino - Charles Town WV

Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

Join us for a fun day at the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV. Play the slots or any of the many tables games such as black jack or poker. You will receive $20 in slot play upon arrival. Activity level easy

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Hollywood Casino - Charles Town WV

member $55.00
guest $65.00


Lectures: NORMANDY PRESENTATION

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 10:00am

Details:

Join us for a presentation By Rich Lambert of Home Comfort Travel Wednesday October 26th at 10am AND 6:00 pm. He will present details about our upcoming trip to Normandy France in 2107

Location: Senior Center


Lectures: Presentation on Normandy France

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 6:00pm

Details:

Join us for a presentation By Rich Lambert of Home Comfort Travel Wednesday October 26th at 10am AND 6:00 pm. He will present details about our upcoming trip to Normandy France in 2107

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Getaways: Savannah

December 4, 2016 - December 7, 2016

Details:

Join us as we travel South to charming historic Savannah, GA.  We will
be staying in the Historic District featuring many attractions and sights.  The
itinerary includes a Savannah trolley tour including a visit to an historic home—
the Davenport House and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.  We will break lunch on your own and enjoy Leopold’s Ice cream (included) in one of the squares. Monday evening we sail on the Savannah River enjoying dinner and gospel music. 
The next day we will travel to Pin Point Museum for a tour and a low country boil lunch. And our final evening we will enjoy dinner a Christmas musical at the historic Savannah Theatre
Breakfast is included daily as well as some free time to shop and tour on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Savannah

Member Single $1,127.00
Member Double per person $851.00
Guest Single $1,152.00
Guest Double per person $876.00


Day Trips: White House Holiday Tour

Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 6:00am

Details:

Travel with us again to Washington, D.C. NO DATE HAS BEEN ASSIGNED  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


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