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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


Lectures: Travel Class - Civil War Nuts and Bolts

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

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 - 3:00 pm – “Infantry, the Queen of the Battlefield”
• Monday, Sept. 25th - 3:oo pm – “Cavalrymen, the War’s Beaux Sabreurs”
• Tuesday, Oct. 3rd - 3:00 pm – “Artillery, Rifled & Smoothbore” 
• Tuesday, Oct. 10th - 3:00 pm – “The War’s Unsung: Engineers, Commisaries & More!”
• Tuesday, Oct. 17th - 3:00 pm – “Causes of the War & Modern-day Confederate Iconography”

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

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 5:00am

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


Day Trips: Hollywood Casino

Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 9:00am

Details:

Join us for a trip to the Hollywood Casino at CharlesTown on Sunday October 1st. Play the slots or sit at one of the card tables. For those interested in lunch on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Hollywood Casino

Member $60.00
Guest $70.00


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


Day Trips: Big Meadows - Skyline Drive

Monday, October 16, 2017 at 11:00am

Details:

Join us for a trip to Big Meadows located 3510 feet above sea level. A perfect view of the picturesque surroundings. Hike the mountain trails or the low land woods. Catch a glimpse of a bear or deer. Lunch is on your own at the Big Meadows Lodge Restaurant. Please let us know if you have a Golden Age Passport to enter the park!

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Big Meadows - Skyline Drive

Member $43.00
Guest $53.00


Getaways: Seminar in Berlin

October 22, 2017 - October 30, 2017

Details:

Senior Center members here is an opportunity to travel to Berlin for a tour that intends to illustrate the richness, complexities and problems of German cultural and political history. Our tour features daily lectures, visits to major sites, museums, churches monuments, neighborhoods, parks and nearby Potsdam. The faculty instructor will be Gordon m. Stewart - Professor Emeritus, Department of German, University of Virginia and Olli faculty member.  Call Senior Center, Inc Travel to book your reservation. (434) 974 6538 Space is limited and capacity controlled.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center


Day Trips: Travel Session - Winchester

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 8:00am

Details:

A fabulous day to Winchester’s great Civil War attractions. In the morning we’ll visit Stonewall Jackson’s headquarters and take in a Star Fort, a wonderfully preserved forticiation. After lunch we’ll tour the Old Court House Civil War Museum and walk Winchester’s great pedestrian mall.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Travel Session - Winchester

Member $94.00
Guest $104.00


Day Trips: Greenbrier Resort - Bunker Tour

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 8:00am

Details:

We will visit the beautiful Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs and tour the now declassified Bunker. Lunch is on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Greenbrier Resort - Bunker Tour

Member $103.00
Guest $113.00


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


Day Trips: AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR DAY-TRIP

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:00am

Details:

Join local historian Rick Britton for an entire day in Yorktown devoted to the American Revolutionary War.  In the morning
we will take in the new American Revolution Museum, a brand new facility that features state-of-the-art exhibits.  Then
lunch on your own at the County Grill.  After lunch, Rick will guide us on a tour of the wonderfully preserved Yorktown
battlefield.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR DAY-TRIP

Member $105.00
Guest $115.00


Day Trips: Riverside Dinner Theatre - Christmas Spectacular

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 9:30am

Details:

Experience the excitement, memories and joy of Christmas as a spectacular cast of singers and dancers present the heart and essence of the holiday season in this pageant of your favorite music. Rekindle your Christmas spirit with this glittering celebration of this time of year. Lunch is included Activity Level EASY

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Riverside Dinner Theatre - Christmas Spectacular

Member $105.00
Guest $115.00


Cruises: 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


Day Trips: White House Holiday Tour

Monday, December 25, 2017 at 5:00am

Details:

DATE:  December, 2017 - DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED - please note it is NOT December 25th.
Travel with us again to Washington, D.C. where 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 is a possibility of waiting in line at the gate.  Lunch is on your own at the Fashion Centre Mall in Pentagon City.
A valid government-issued United States ID card (e.g.) driver’s license, military ID, etc. or a valid United States or other official government-issued passport is required.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Getaways: YELLOWSTONE, GRAND TETONS AND MT RUSHMORE

June 14, 2018 - June 23, 2018

Details:

Tour Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks. Watch Old Faithful erupt in natural wonder. Tour historic mining towns and discover treasures of the Old West.  Trip includes: Transportation from Charlottesville to Dulles International Airport, Round trip airfare out of Dulles, 13 Meals, Travelers Protection Plan and much more!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Getaways: SOUTH AFRICAN SAFARI ADVENTURE

September 9, 2018 - September 22, 2018

Details:

Experience the culture, history and beauty of four African Countries. Experience history in Johannesburg and amazing safari adventures in Kruger, Hwange and Chobe National Parks. Stand in awe at nature’s supreme masterpiece- Victoria Falls, and relax on a spectacular sunrise cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. Discover the best of these four countries on this South African safari and adventure. Trip includes: Transportation from Charlottesville to Dulles International Airport, Round trip airfare out of Dulles, Inter country airfare in Africa, 24 Meals, Travelers Protection Plan and much more!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Getaways: CLASSIC ITALY BY RAIL

October 29, 2018 - November 7, 2018

Details:

For centuries it was the center of civilization, and Italy continues to fascinate with historic cities, majestic vistas and hill towns frozen in time. Experience the visual delights and marvel at the historic sites as you travel through Italy on this amazing tour!  Trip includes: Transportation from Charlottesville to Dulles International Airport, Round trip airfare out of Dulles, 11 Meals, Travelers Protection Plan and much more!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center