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Travel Buddy Networking

1st Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm-5:30pm
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 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


Getaways: Portugal and Douro River Cruise

October 22, 2014 - November 1, 2014

Details:

Spend two nights in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal before embarking on the MS Douro Cruiser. Along the way you’ll enjoy an excursion to beautiful city of Guimarães, which includes a port wine cave tasting; tour the Douro Museum and Mateus Manor House; visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies, the University of Shells and Plaza Mayor; experience the medieval town of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo; and much more! Trip includes transportation from Charlottesville to Dulles Airport, roundtrip airfare out of Dulles, airport arrival and departure taxes, fuel surcharges, 23 meals (9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners), and Travelers Protection Plan. Passports required. Rates are per person

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Day Trips: VMFA - The Forbidden City

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8:45am

Details:

Travel with us to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond to view this landmark exhibition of approximately 200 works of art from the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing. The exhibition will offer a broad perspective of Imperial China during the Ming (1368-2644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties with a focus on objects from the 17th and 18th centuries such as court paintings, costumes, bronzes, jade, ceramics sculptures and furniture. Many of the objects have never been seen outside China before this tour. Discover the history and art of the Palace once forbidden to the public. Lunch on your own at the Museum.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

VMFA - The Forbidden City

Member $63.00
Guest $73.00


Day Trips: Civil War and Wine Tasting

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:30am

Details:

In the morning historian Rick Britton will lead a walking tour of Henry Hill on the First Manassas Battlefield. Join us as we learn about this first major battle of the American Civil War, the fight where Gen. Thomas J. Jackson became “Stonewall!” After dining nearby, we’ll visit Greenhill Winery—in Middleburg, Virginia—where: “The views are majestic, the accommodations elegant, and serene and the ambience could easily be at the Hôtel de la Poste in Beaune.” Here we’ll taste their grapes, and then spend a leisurely afternoon enjoying the estate. (Tour departs at 8:30 a.m. and returns at approximately 5:30 p.m.)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Civil War and Wine Tasting

Member $88.00
Guest $98.00


Day Trips: Washington on your own

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8:00am

Details:

Travel with us for a day in the big city Washington DC. Visit museums, friends or just get out town.

Location: Senior Center

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Washington on your own

Member $48.00
Guest $58.00


Cruises: Southern Caribbean Cruise - Norwegian Cruise Line

December 1, 2014 - December 13, 2014

Details:

Spend the holidays with us as we sail to Southern Caribbean. We plan to visit San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas Virgin Islands, Phillipsburg, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Bridgetown, Barbados and Baseterre, St. Kitts. Trip includes roundtrip transportation from Charlottesville to the Pier in New York, 12 days travel to the Southern Caribbean,  all meals, accommodations and much more. Valid Passports are required. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Stop by or call the travel office today to book your cabin

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Day Trips: Virginia Repertory Theatre - "They're Playing our Song"

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 11:00am

Details:

Come travel with us to the Virginia Repertory Theatre in Hanover, VA and enjoy watching the play inspired by Neil Simon’s book “They’re Playing Our Song.” Vernon, an award-winning composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining afternoon filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your heart. Lunch is included at the Hanover Tavern.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Virginia Repertory Theatre - "They're Playing our Song"

Member $89.00
Guest $99.00


Lectures: Speak Italian - Lessons

Every Wednesday at 11:00am-12:30pm
January 7, 2015 - February 25, 2015

Details:

Speak! Language Center brings Italian language and culture to the Senior Center!
Whether you’re eager to make the most of upcoming travel to Italy or you simply wish to start on your journey towards proficiency in this most beautiful language, Buon Viaggio is an ideal first step. You’ll learn everything from pronunciation and greetings to how to order at cafes and restaurants as well as basic grammar useful for conversations and daily life. Travel etiquette and endless travel tips included, too!  A fun, interactive course taught by a native Italian and very experienced and patient teacher. Arrivederci! 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Speak Italian - Lessons

Member $160.00
Guest $170.00


Getaways: Best of Ireland

April 7, 2015 - April 15, 2015

Details:

From its bustling, historic capital of Dublin to its quaint seaside villages, Ireland is yours to explore with a tour featuring Irish music, dance, cuisine, and architecture. This “best of” tour lets you experience 6,000 years of history spread across the dales, valleys, cliffs, castles, and beaches of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Guaranteed, you’ll return home with memories of a lifetime!  Trip includes: transportation from Charlottesville to Dulles International Airport, Round trip airfare out of Dulles, airport arrival and departure taxes, fuel surcharges, 11 meals (7 breakfasts, 4 dinners), Travelers Protection Plan, and much more!

Location: Senior Center


Getaways: Sands Casino Resort - Bethlehem PA

April 26, 2015 - April 28, 2015

Details:

We are traveling to Bethlehem PA to stay at the Sands Casino Resort for a 2 night stay. Trip includes round-trip transportation via deluxe motor-coach. 2 nights accommodations at the Sands Casino Resort, breakfast included each morning and $60 in coin to play in the casino

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Sands Casino Resort - Bethlehem PA

Member Single $496.00
Guest Single $521.00
Member Double $359.00
Guest Double $384.00


Getaways: Italy's Amalfi Coast

June 5, 2015 - June 12, 2015

Details:

It is little wonder that Italy is one of the world’s best loved desintations with its cultural heritage and scenic landscapes. The famed Costiera Amalfitana (Amalfi Coast) is a stunning coastline that winds down the western coast of Italy, along rugged mountains, from Sorrento to Salerno. Miles of hairpin turns offer spectacular vistas of changing landscapes from rocks plunging vertically into the sea to charming fishing villages in quaint harbors. Trip includes: transportation from Charlottesville to Dulles International Airport, round-trip airfare out of Dulles, airport arrival and departure taxes, fuel surcharges, 10 meals, Travelers Protection Plan, and more! Save $100 per couple - Ask for details

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center