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Travel Buddy Networking

Every Wednesday 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


Day Trips: VMFA - Rodin

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 8:30am

Details:

The Auguste Rodin exhibition features nearly 200 works of the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibit examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants and also explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Audio sets can be purchased for an additional fee. Lunch is on your own. (Make reservations at the museum’s Amuse restaurant if you are interested.)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

VMFA - Rodin

Member $59.00
Guest $69.00


Lectures: Jefferson's Legacies

Every Thursday th Thursday of the month at 6:00pm-7:30pm
February 18, 2016 - March 31, 2016

Details:

“Jefferson’s Legacies”
Host & Organizer: Historian Rick Britton

Introduction—Thomas Jefferson is one of central Virginia’s most famous native sons. A polymath—a man of encyclopedic learning—the “Sage of Monticello” was well-known during his lifetime for his wide-ranging interests. Those interests, those fascinations, are still much in evidence to this day. They still affect our day-to-day lives, as well as the economy of what he called his “country,” our region of Virginia. Thanks to Jefferson’s love of botany, Monticello boasts a Center for Historic Plants. Because of his world-spanning & voluminous correspondence, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson is a huge ongoing publishing endeavor. His fascination with neoclassical architecture has left for us numerous gorgeous examples: His record on slavery has people still talking, and writing. And, thanks to the founding of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation in the 1920s, close to a half million visitors experience Monticello each year. Join us as we explore Jefferson’s Legacies!   

Our Lecturers—Peggy Cornett, Monticello’s Curator of Plants; Beth Taylor, Independent Scholar & Lecturer; Jeff Looney, Editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson; Travis McDonald, Poplar Forest’s Architectural Historian; Beth Sawyer, Monticello’s Archaeological Analyst; and local Historian Rick Britton. 

The Class—At the Senior Center Inc. on six Thursdays, 6:oo–7:oo pm. Charge: Senior Center members: $7o.oo—guests: $8o.oo. NO class Thursday March 24

• Thursday, February 18th - 6:oo pm – “Nature’s Rich Mantle: Jefferson’s Observations on Natural History” - Cornett
• Thursday, February 25th - 6:oo pm - “Jefferson and Slavery” - Taylor
• Thursday, March 3rd - 6:oo pm - “Monticello’s Archaeological Legacy” - Sawyer
• Thursday, March 10th - 6:oo pm - “The Founding of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation” - Britton
• Thursday, March 17th - 6:oo pm - “The Penned Legacy: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson” - Looney
• Thursday, March 24th – No Class
• Thursday, March 31st – 6:oo pm – “Neoclassical Legacy: Jefferson & Architecture” - McDonald

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Jefferson's Legacies

Member $70.00
Guest $80.00


Lectures: Old Dominion Lecture series

Every Wednesday th Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm-7:30pm
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 6:00pm

Details:

Old Dominion Lecture 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 destinations include: Richmond’s Agecroft Hall and the Virginia House; the Five Forks Battlefield and Pamplin Park; Orange County’s James Madison Museum and Barboursville Vineyards; Richmond’s Maymont Park and Hollywood Cemetery; Culpeper County’s Graffiti House and Kelly’s Ford and Brandy Station Battlefields; Fredericksburg’s Kenmore and Belmont Plantations; the Gettysburg Battlefield and more! Speakers include: NPS Civil War historian Ron Wilson, Archaeologist and historian Lynn Rainville, and award-winning Virginia historian Rick Britton. The Day-Trips: Depart from the Seminole Square Shopping Center (and departure times vary, see each day-trip listing), and return between 5:3o & 6:3o pm (unless otherwise noted). Note: All the tours require walking. No day-trip in August, it’s too hot!
——————————MARCH——————————
• Lecture - Wed. March 9th - 6:oo pm – Richmond’s Medieval Homes (Rick Britton) – Come hear the fascinating details of how two English structures built in the Middle ages—Agecroft Hall & Virginia House, which began as an Augustinian priory—were purchased in the 1920s by well-to-do Virginians, dismantled, and then reconstructed in a beautiful Richmond west-end neighborhood.
——————————APRIL——————————
• Lecture - Wed. April 13th - 6:oo pm – The Civil War Battle of Five Forks: The Beginning of the End (Ron Wilson) – Fought on April 1, 1865, on the extreme right flank of the Petersburg defenses, Five Forks pitted Confederate Gen. George Picket against the ever-aggressive Union Gen. Philip Sheridan. The overwhelming Union victory was truly the beginning of the end for Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Come hear NPS Civil War historian Ron Wilson tell this great story!
——————————MAY——————————
• Lecture - Wed. May 11th - 6:oo pm – Filippo Mazzei: Jefferson’s Vintner (Rick Britton) – Well-educated & highly ambitious, Italian-born Mazzei—who meant to establish a vineyard in the Shenandoah Valley—was diverted instead to Albemarle County by Thomas Jefferson, and a lifelong friendship ensued. Come hear about this brilliant Italian vintner and his association with the “Sage of Monticello!”
——————————JUNE——————————
• Lecture - Wed. June 8th - 6:oo pm – What We Can Learn From Cemeteries (Lynn Rainville) – Archaeologist and historian Lynn Rainville—who specializes in the everyday lives of ordinary people—speaks on the hidden history that’s discoverable from a cemetery’s location, layout, tombstones, and inscriptions.
——————————JULY——————————
• Lecture - Wed. July 13th - 6:oo pm – Cavalry in the American Civil War (Rick Britton) – On campaign, Civil War cavalrymen were their army’s “eyes and ears,” on the battlefield they protected their army’s flanks, and were frequently called upon to charge en masse. Come hear Civil War historian Rick Britton speak on the cavalry’s many and varied experiences!

——————————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 (1701-51), 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!

NO AUGUST Lecture or Day trip

——————————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! 

 

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Day Trips: Hollywood Casino at Charles Town

Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 9:30am

Details:

Join us for a day of fun as we travel to the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, West Virginia. The Casino is the place for exciting style games. Enjoy over 100 action-packed table games, plus there is a 50-table poker room. Lunch is on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town

Member $55.00
Guest $65.00


Day Trips: Hollywood Casino at Charles Town

Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 9:30am

Details:

Join us for a day of fun as we travel to the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, West Virginia. The Casino is the place for exciting style games. Enjoy over 100 action-packed table games, plus there is a 50-table poker room. Lunch is on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town

Member $55.00
Guest $65.00


Day Trips: Agecroft Hall & Virginia House

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

In the morning we’ll take in Agecroft Hall, the home of the distinguished Langley and Dauntesey families, then dine on the property. The afternoon will find us touring Virginia House, which was confiscated by Henry VIII in 1536 when he broke from the Catholic Church. These are must-see buildings!

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Agecroft Hall & Virginia House

Member $90.00
Guest $100.00


Day Trips: Travel Session - Poplar Forest

Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

A day-trip to Jefferson’s Poplar Forest and Lynchburg’s Old City Cemetery. In the morning we’ll take in a very special tour of Poplar Forest, then dine at Lynchburg’s famous Depot Grille. In the afternoon we’ll get a unique treat, a guided tour of Old City Cemetery. Come join us!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Travel Session - Poplar Forest

Member $94.00
Guest $104.00


Day Trips: Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 8:00am

Details:

Admire the spectacular Washington, DC monuments and memorials from this cruise along the Potomac River. Hopefully we will view the impressive cherry blossoms. A delicious lunch is included with music and dancing

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

Member $129.00
Guest $139.00


Getaways: Mexico's Copper Canyon

April 15, 2016 - April 22, 2016

Details:

Take an exciting journey through one of Mexico’s most remarkable natural landmarks. Copper Canyon. Enjoy glorious view during two scenic rail journeys through magnificent canyon landcapes. Trip includes: Transportation from Charlottesville to Dulles International Airport, Round trip airfare out of Dulles, 18 Meals, Travelers Protection Plan and much more! 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners. Please call the travel at 434.974.6538 or email Linda Hahn for rates and information.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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


Day Trips: Virginia International Tattoo

Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

Join us as we travel to Norfolk to attend the 20th annual Virginia International Tattoo.  This awe-inspiring show is the largest Tattoo in the U.S., hosting over 800 performers from around the world 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 finale that will leave you breathless!  A brand new show every year, the Tattoo is an experience and performance you will enjoy.  Lunch on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Virginia International Tattoo

Member $108.00
Guest $118.00


Day Trips: Five Forks Battlefield & Pamplin Park

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8:00am

Details:

In the morning we’ll walk the Five Forks Battlefield, and visit the visitor center and nearby fortifications. After lunch we’ll tour nearby Pamplin Park, located on the site of the April 2 Union breakthrough that ended the Petersburg Campaign. It features two award-winning museums, four antebellum homes, living history encampments, and more!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Five Forks Battlefield & Pamplin Park

Member $79.00
Guest $89.00


Day Trips: Riverside - My Fair Lady

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 9:45am

Details:

My Fair Lady the musical version of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, tells
the story of Eliza Doolittle, a Covent Garden flower peddlar who takes speech
lessons from self-absorbed phonetician Henry Wiggins in order to fulfill her
dream of working in a flower shop.  Featuring many songs, including
Wouldn’t It Be Lovely?, With a Little Bit of Luck, The Rain in Spain, I Could
Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, Get Me to the Church
on Time, and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Riverside - My Fair Lady

Member $99.00
Guest $109.00


Day Trips: Riverside - My Fair Lady

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 9:45am

Details:

My Fair Lady the musical version of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, tells
the story of Eliza Doolittle, a Covent Garden flower peddlar who takes speech
lessons from self-absorbed phonetician Henry Wiggins in order to fulfill her
dream of working in a flower shop.  Featuring many songs, including
Wouldn’t It Be Lovely?, With a Little Bit of Luck, The Rain in Spain, I Could
Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, Get Me to the Church
on Time, and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Riverside - My Fair Lady

Member $99.00
Guest $109.00


Day Trips: Barboursville Vineyards & the James Madison Museum

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

First we’ll tour Orange’s James Madison Museum, then after dining nearby we’ll enjoy a visit to the ruins of Barboursville (designed by Jefferson himself), a special tour of the Barboursville Vineyards, and a not-to-be-forgotten wine-tasting!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Barboursville Vineyards & the James Madison Museum

Member $89.00
Gurst $99.00


Day Trips: Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 9:30am

Details:

The beautiful Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in June. Lunch on your own

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

Member $55.00
Guest $65.00


Day Trips: Richmond’s Maymont Park & Hollywood Cemetery

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

In the morning we’ll tour the beautiful Maymont mansion and gardens built in 1893 by James Dooley, then dine at the Tobacco Co. Restaurant. In the afternoon we’ll enjoy a Hollywood Cemetery tour delivered by Lynn Rainville. Designed in 1847, this gorgeous garden cemetery features two American presidents, six Virginia governors, two Supreme Court justices, and twenty-two Confederate generals!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Richmond’s Maymont Park & Hollywood Cemetery

Member $91.00
Guest $101.00


Getaways: Nova Scotia and Canada's Maritimes

July 15, 2016 - July 23, 2016

Details:

Home to the world’s highest tides, breathtaking beaches and forests, historic harbors and the freshest seafood, Nova Scotia will give you memories that last a lifetime. Trip includes: Transportation from Charlottesville to Dulles International Airport, Round trip airfare out of Dulles, 13 Meals, Travelers Protection Plan and much more! 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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


Day Trips: Brandy Station Battlefield, Kelly’s Ford Battlefield & the Graffiti House

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9:00am

Details:

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

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Brandy Station Battlefield, Kelly’s Ford Battlefield & the Graffiti House

Member $94.00
Guest $104.00


Day Trips: Riverside Dinner Theatre - Oklahoma

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 9:45pm

Details:

Join us as we travel to the Riverside Center for a performance of ,
the first musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein,II.  Set in
Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells
the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl
Laurey Williams.  A secondary romance concerns Cowboy
Will Parker and his flirtatious fiancee, Ado Annie.  Enjoy such songs
as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin”, “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top”,
“People Will Say We’re In Love”, “Kansas City”, “Oklahoma” and
many more!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Riverside Dinner Theatre - Oklahoma

Member $99.00
Guest $109.00


Getaways: WASHINGTON WATERWAYS AND NATIONAL PARKS

August 4, 2016 - August 12, 2016

Details:

Explore the Pacific Northwest from Seattle’s vibrant waterfront to the English charm of British Columbia’s capital. Along the way, see an impossibly green rain forest; the deep,, dark waters of Puget Sound; mesmerizing glass art and much more!  Trip includes: Transportation from Charlottesville to Dulles International Airport, Round trip airfare out of Dulles, 13 Meals, Travelers Protection Plan and much more! 8 breakfasts and 5 dinners

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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


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.


Day Trips: Historic Kenmore and Belmont, the Gari Melchers

Thursday, September 29, 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


Getaways: 2016 Cuba Experience

October 9, 2016 - October 17, 2016

Details:

Travel with Mayflower Tours where we explore the cultural and historic legacy of our neighbor to the South People to People travel encourages our personal relationship with the peoples of this island nation. You will interact on a daily basis with its citizens, and learn of the creativity and effort it has taken the Cuban people to achieve a positive lifestyle amid the changes that have affected them these past six decades.  Trip includes: Transportation from Charlottesville to Dulles International Airport, Round trip airfare out of Dulles, 20 Meals, People to People educational experience, Travelers Protection Plan and much more!

Location: Senior Center

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


Getaways: Gettysburg

October 26, 2016 - October 28, 2016

Details:

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!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Gettysburg

Member - Double per person $535.00
Guest - Double per person $560.00
Member - Single $660.00
Guest - Single $685.00