HENRY FORD HOSPITAL TOUR…West Bloomfield
Mar
26
9:30 AM09:30

HENRY FORD HOSPITAL TOUR…West Bloomfield

Price: $63.00

The Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital has utilized the ancient Chinese practice of balancing nature’s elements within the environment to enhance well-being. Achieving this with its serene gardens, beautiful courtyards and private patient rooms that come with a view of tranquil ponds and natural landscapes.  Long before coming inside, one feels as though they are checking into a tucked away resort in northern Michigan. Our day will begin with a tour of the hospital followed by a “Healthy Living Senior Styles” cooking demonstration in the Demonstration Kitchen and “Moments of Mindfulness” with a yoga instructor. A visit to the LiveWell Shoppe and Accessories by Stephanie for a bit of shopping. You will receive a $8 lunch voucher to be used on-site at Henry’s Cafe.  A fun, informative, healthful day! 

INCLUDES: Motor coach, tour, demonstrations, lunch voucher, shopping and a travel escort.

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PURPLE ROSE THEATRE – “All My Sons”
Apr
10
10:00 AM10:00

PURPLE ROSE THEATRE – “All My Sons”

Price: $87.00

This is an American classic. How far will a man go to protect his family and his interests? Joe Keller desperately wants to secure the business he spent so many years constructing, ready to hand it down to his son, Chris. Joe’s wife, Kate, is still waiting for their eldest son, Larry, to return from war. She is determined that he is alive and will marry the former girl-next door, Ann- the daughter of Joe’s former business partner. To complicate this family drama, Chris and Ann are in love and want to get married. All My Sons  shows a post-war American family in a spiral of lies, greed, love and loss.

INCLUDES: Motor coach, lunch prior to the performance at the Common Grill, performance and a travel escort.

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BONSTELLE THEATRE– “Mamma Mia!”
Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

BONSTELLE THEATRE– “Mamma Mia!”

Price: $82.00

Come enjoy an uplifting and heartwarming musical!  Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story, and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show.  A mother A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

Please make luncheon selection at the time of registration: Spaghetti, Lasagna, or Cheese Ravioli.  INCLUDES: Lunch at Amore da Roma, performance, motor coach, and travel escort

******Please note: Weekend trip pick-ups are at St. Clair Shores Adult & Community Education, 23055 Masonic Blvd., St. Clair Shores MI 48082

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FLY FIRST CLASS at the AIR ZOO in Kalamazoo
Apr
18
9:30 AM09:30

FLY FIRST CLASS at the AIR ZOO in Kalamazoo

Price: $57.00

Everyone flies first class as we prepare for takeoff. The Air Zoo is one of the most unique attraction on Earth. Combining an aviation museum, indoor amusement park and science center all in one. There’s nothing else like the Air Zoo as you’ll experience the sights, sounds, smells and the thrills of our first century of flight with over 50 restored aircraft of history’s most exotic species; F-14 Tomcat P-40N Warhawk and the F-18 Hornet to mention a few. You’ll also share the dreams that will shape the next century. Experience the middle of a WWII bombing mission via the movie screenBrowse through the unique Fly Buy Store and take home a souvenir of your visit. Lunch is on your own at the Kitty Hawk Café.

INCLUDES: Motor coach, admissions to the various venues, time to experience all of the attractions and a travel escort.

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ALL IN THE FAMILY…Ford Rouge Factory Tour & The Henry Ford Museum
Apr
30
9:00 AM09:00

ALL IN THE FAMILY…Ford Rouge Factory Tour & The Henry Ford Museum

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Price: $78.00

Learn or re-connect with the history of the powerful Ford family that brought automobile ingenuity to Detroit and the world! We will start at the Ford Rouge Plant (Factory), built in 1917, over a century of building tractors to cars, military jeeps, tank engines, amphibious vehicles, and later celebrated cars like the Ford Mustang and now the F-150 Truck.  Constructed from Henry Ford’s vision of an ideal automotive “ore to assembly” complex, where every aspect of production could be processed, manufactured and assembled in one place; a factory memorialized by artist Diego Rivera’s world-famous mural in the Detroit Institute of Art.  Our next stop, a visit to The Henry Ford Museum, an internationally recognized cultural destination that brings the past forward by immersing visitors in the stories of ingenuity.  Time on your own to eat lunch ($15.00 voucher) and learn more about the Ford Family. There’s so much to see and do at the museum, sit in a Model T, view John f. Kennedy’s limousine, check out Edsel Ford’s Tri-Motor Airplane, and so much more!

INCLUDES: Motor coach, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, admission to The Henry Ford Museum, lunch on your own with $15.00 voucher, and a travel escort.

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THE GRAPES OF WRATH at the Michigan Opera House
May
10
10:15 AM10:15

THE GRAPES OF WRATH at the Michigan Opera House

Cost: $52.00

Sung in English, this two-act heart wrenching opera is based on the classic novel by John Steinbeck. It tells the story of the Joad family on their quest for survival during the 1930’s Dust Bowl, featuring folky, jazz-inspired music by Ricky Ian Gordon. The Grapes of Wrath has been called “the great American opera.”

INCLUDES: Motor coach, main floor seating, wonderful music and scenery and a travel escort.

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DSO COFFEE CONCERT – Revolution: The Beatles
May
17
9:30 AM09:30

DSO COFFEE CONCERT – Revolution: The Beatles

Cost: $81.00

REVOLUTION is a symphonic journey through the history of The Beatles at Abbey Road told through the Fab Four’s #1 Hits and Jeff Tyzik’s restorative arrangements of the original recordings for singers and orchestra.

INCLUDES: Motor coach, coffee and donuts, dress circle seating, groovy music, and a Oh! Darling of a travel escort.

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THE CASTLE & ESTATE TOURS
May
29
9:00 AM09:00

THE CASTLE & ESTATE TOURS

Cost: $65.00

Spring is here and we are ready to take on an adventure to Curwood Castle and Applewood Estate! Explore Curwood Castle in Owosso, a small-scale French Norman chateau that now houses a museum. James Oliver Curwood was a popular novelist of the 20th Century. He decided to build a writing studio and commissioned this chateau around 1923. Applewood Estate, in Flint, celebrated its 100th year in 2016. Charles Stewart Mott built the Estate in 1916 as a family home and gentleman’s farm. In between your visits lunch will at be 1:00pm in Owosso (you might want to bring a snack to hold you over) at Abiding In the Vine, tea room.

INCLUDES: Motor coach, tours of Curwood Castle & Applewood Estate, lunch, and a travel escort.

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SUMMER OF ’69 AT THE PETROLIA PLAY HOUSE
Jun
4
8:00 AM08:00

SUMMER OF ’69 AT THE PETROLIA PLAY HOUSE

Cost: $87.00

Has it been 50 years already? It’s a Sunny Celebration of one of the most iconic years in music & pop culture, with songs from The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Elvis and The Guess Who, to television classics like Hee Haw and Sesame Street. So turn up the radio and let’s travel back a half-century to the carefree summer of good times, mellow tunes… and the first man on the moon. REMEMBER YOUR PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP.

INCLUDES:Motor coach, shopping in the quaint town of Petrolia, 2:00 performance with main floor seating, a stop at the Duty Free Shop and a groovy travel escort. Lunch is on your own.

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Shipshewana, Indiana's "Flea Market"
Jun
12
7:00 AM07:00

Shipshewana, Indiana's "Flea Market"

Price: $81.00

Shipshewana is the home of the renowned Shipshewana Flea Market with hundreds of open-air booths off ering every imaginable item to shoppers. You will also find friendly shopkeepers, hearty country foods, quilts, craft and antique shops along with the authentic country stores in town. Don’t forget your shopping bag and wear comfortable shoes.

INCLUDES: Motor coach, parking, fl ea market, a stop at an Amish bulk-food store (payment by check or cash only), Amish dinner at Das Dutchman Essenhause, and a travel escort.

Scooter rentals call 260-768-4476 in advance to reserve for $10/hr, minimum of 2 hrs. with deposit. (2016 pricing). No credit cards. Additional rentals at $5/hour in town at Diabetic Solutions & Mobility Matters 877-686-3600.

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DSO COFFEE CONCERT – The Wonderful Music of OZ
Jun
14
9:30 AM09:30

DSO COFFEE CONCERT – The Wonderful Music of OZ

Cost: $81.00

Join us over the rainbow, we’ll defy gravity and follow the yellow brick road on a musical journey! Frank Baum's classic novel, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," took the world by storm, and for over one hundred years has inspired storytellers and composers on Broadway (Wicked, The Wiz), in Hollywood (The Wizard of Oz, Return to Oz) and on the radio ("Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"). Relive all the Wonderful Music of Oz based on the original tale in one magical concert event!

INCLUDES: Motor coach, coffee and donuts, dress circle seating, and a good witch travel escort.

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SAGINAW'S PRIDE & COUNTRY & JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER
Jun
18
8:00 AM08:00

SAGINAW'S PRIDE & COUNTRY & JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER

Sold Out

To be placed on the waitlist, please call 586-285-8880

Cost: $49.00

Join us as we take a trip to back in time to Saginaw as we look around the historic buildings that house the shops of the Pride and Country Village…from the 1904 Farmhouse, to the 1899 Schoolhouse, to the relocated farm building in the outdoor center. Each historic building within the village is as unique as the merchandise inside. Shops include: Fashion Boutique, General Store, Gifts to Go, Seasonal Shop, Outdoor Garden Center, Design Center, Farmhouse with 5 levels of handcrafted fine furniture and accent pieces, and a Deli. LUNCH WILL BE ON YOUR OWN at the village.

Our afternoon will continue as we experience the charm and beauty of the Japanese Gardens, where we will experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Celebrants wear traditional kimono as they perform this 400-year-old ritual of serving tea. You can ask questions, take photographs, and enjoy the authentic whisked tea and sweets served in the ceremony itself. Time to tour and browse the garden.

INCLUDES: Motor coach, shopping at the village, admission to Japanese Garden, a tea ceremony, a pleasant summer day filled with outdoor activities so wear comfy attire and a travel escort.

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MARINE CITY & THE SNUG THEATRE - Moonlight & Magnolias
Jun
27
1:45 PM13:45

MARINE CITY & THE SNUG THEATRE - Moonlight & Magnolias

Cost: $88.00

Take a fun, farcical look at the behind-the-scene birth of one of the most beloved films of all time! Moonlight & Magnolias sets the scene: Legendary Hollywood producer David O. Selznick has gotten himself in quite a mess. He fired the director of Gone with the Wind and needs a director and writer immediately! Selznick gets the writer, Ben Hecht, who has never read the novel and director Victor Fleming, who is in the middle of finishing The Wizard of Oz, where he has been squabbling with Munchkins and coming to blows with Judy Garland. Selznick locks himself and his two collaborators in an office, and a hilarious marathon writing session begins! Before performance the afternoon will be yours to enjoy, do some site seeing, walk along the boardwalk, or a bit of shopping.

Dinner will be at the Inn on Water Street, please choose your meal selection: Brussel Sprout Salad w/Grilled Chicken Breast, City Lunch-Grilled 6oz Sirloin w/House Made Chips & Farmhouse Salad, or Michigan Perch lightly dusted & fried, w/ House Made Chips & Cole Slaw (or a delicious Vegan Burger for vegetarians)

INCLUDES: Motor coach, fun time in Marine City, dinner at the Inn on Water Street, performance and a travel escort.

*Please Note: Bus will depart from SCS Adult Ed. Building, 23055 Masonic, St. Clair Shores, 48082*

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Murder Mystery Train in Blissfield
Jul
9
9:45 AM09:45

Murder Mystery Train in Blissfield

Price: $99.00

All aboard!!! The Old Road’s Murder Mystery Dinner Train in Blissfield. Fine dining and entertainment with a hilarious table-side murder mystery. Be careful, you might even be the unfortunate soul who’s the victim! Afterwards, you will have time to browse the antique and gift shops.

INCLUDES: Motor coach, 3 course lunch on the train, Murder Mystery performance and a mysterious travel escort.

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Annual Plymouth Art Fair
Jul
12
9:45 AM09:45

Annual Plymouth Art Fair

Price: $32.00

Join us as we explore the 40th Art in the Park Show which is the 2nd largest art fair in Michigan. If you enjoy magnificent art works, crafts, food, street entertainers, sidewalk sales and people watching….then hop aboard. Lunch on your own.

INCLUDES: Motor coach, travel escort, and a wonderful day of shopping or browsing the many artisan booths and boutiques in Plymouth.

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DIAMOND JACK RIVER CRUISE
Jul
17
11:45 AM11:45

DIAMOND JACK RIVER CRUISE

Cost: $67.00

Enjoy the warm summer sun with a relaxing boat ride on Diamond Jack’s River Tour. This unique cruise combines beautiful views of the Detroit and Windsor skylines with a one-of-a-kind history of the Motor City, along with plenty of fun and interesting sights and sounds along the way. In its heyday, Detroit was considered the “Paris of the West,” what better way to celebrate that history than by cruising down the river and seeing all that our “Renaissance City” has to off er! After the cruise we will head down Jefferson and have dinner at Sindbad’s Restaurant on the water.

INCLUDES: Motor coach, Diamond Jack River Tour, dinner at Sindbad’s, and a travel escort.

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Tigers Baseball Game
Jul
19
5:45 PM17:45

Tigers Baseball Game

Price: $69.00

Let’s go out to the ball game! Bring the whole family to see the Tigers vs. Toronto – root, root, root for the home team! If they don’t win it’s a shame, but we will enjoy an excellent evening at the game with no worries about parking. Don’t forget the fireworks!

INCLUDES: Motor coach, travel escort, Upper Lever Seating, fireworks, and lots of fun! Note: Be prepared to stay later for fireworks.

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DOW GARDENS AND WHITING FOREST
Aug
8
9:30 AM09:30

DOW GARDENS AND WHITING FOREST

Cost: $66.00

Sine being established in 1899, as a home for Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow and family, the 110-acres Dow Gardens now welcomes more than 138,000 guests per year. Visitors are invited to leave the pathway and explore the uniquely-designed landscape, take a tour of the historic Pines Home, wander Michigan’s woodlands in a completely new way: four stories up. Stroll 40 feet high on the nation’s longest (1400 feet) Canopy Walk. As you venture through the treetops, enjoy the rustle of native northern pines and squirrel’s eye view of a precious parcel of nature.

INCLUDES: Motor coach, hot buffet lunch at Krzysiak House in Bay City, admission to the gardens and forest, a refreshing and relaxing day commuting with nature and a travel escort. Prepare to get your exercise with lots of walking!

Please Note: Bus will depart from SCS Adult Ed. Building, 23055 Masonic, St. Clair Shores, 48082

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UP Lighthouse & Falls Tour
Aug
13
to Aug 15

UP Lighthouse & Falls Tour

Sold Out

To be placed on the waitlist, please call 586-285-8880

Price: $399 single        $329 Double, Triple, Quad per person

This trip is certain to sell out fast, so register early! Join us in Paradise and take in the beauty and power of the Tahquamenon Falls; try your luck at Kewadin Hotel & Casino or time out in in their relaxing Jacuzzi; enjoy breakfast as we cruise through the American and Canadian Locks viewing Lighthouses such as Gros Cap Reef Lighthouse, which is only accessible by boat and check out the majestic views of the beginning Laurentian Mountains, the oldest mountain range in North America; stand with awe and wonder at the “Cross in the Woods,” weighing seven tons, twenty-eight feet tall from head to toe, and so much more in this 3 days/2 nights adventure!!!           

INCLUDES: Motor coach, 2 Nights at Kewadin Hotel and Casino, 2 Breakfasts, Casino package: $30 Free Play & $10 Food Voucher, Tours of Tahquamenon Upper Falls, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point, and The Cross In The Woods and Doll Museum. Soo Locks Lighthouse Cruise (Breakfast provided on the boat),  Lunch will be on your own at the Falls (Brewery & Snack Bar Available), plus Free time in Downtown Sault Ste. Marie for shopping and lunch on your own and a travel escort. Register by 07-10-19 and include roommates.  Trip cancellation Insurance is available by calling Raye at AAA Michigan 810-230-9493. Detailed flyer including itinerary available at the office.

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Saugatuck Sea & Shore
Aug
20
7:30 AM07:30

Saugatuck Sea & Shore

Price: $117.00

Always one of the best trips of the summer that never grows old. We arrive in Saugatuck and start our day with lunch on the waterfront. A cruise takes us on a narrated tour along the Kalamazoo River. Time to stroll the streets of this charming town for shopping and sightseeing. Our next bold venture is the incredible dune schooner ride through slopes and valleys of the dunes along Lake Michigan where we learn about the history of the area and the buried city of Singapore. Buckle your seatbelt and hang on to your hat for this is an adventurous fun-packed day.

INCLUDES: Motor coach, lunch at Coral Gable, Star of Saugatuck Boat Cruise, Dune Ride, shopping, and a travel escort.

Please make lunch selection at time of registration, Chicken Marsala or Potato Encrusted Cod.

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MEADOW BROOK ESTATE TOUR
Sep
17
9:45 AM09:45

MEADOW BROOK ESTATE TOUR

Cost: $75.00

Get your walking shoes on and come explore Meadow Brook “The Great Estate!” We will have the opportunity to tour this National Historic Landmark, built by one of the automotive aristocracy’s most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred Wilson. This mansion was constructed between 1926 and 1929 for $4 million, 110 rooms, 88,000 square feet. Meadow Brook represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America. Lunch will be served at the mansion. Everyone will get the chance to step outside for the Walking Estate Tour and learn about the farm to the landscape, entrance into the playhouses and the Dodge Brothers exhibit.

INCLUDES: Meadow Brook Estate Tour, Walking Estate Tour, lunch in the mansion, gift shop and a travel escort.

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THE HILBERRY THEATRE: Presents…….Blithe Spirit
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

THE HILBERRY THEATRE: Presents…….Blithe Spirit

Cost: $87.00

Noel Coward’s hauntingly hilarious comedy! Charles Condonmine, socialite and successful novelist invites friends and an eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to his estate to conduct a séance, hoping to debunk what he believes to be superstitious nonsense. The scheme backfires when after the evening ritual he is haunted by the spirit of his first wife, Elvira. Laughter never stops as Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’s marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost! Before the performance a lovely brunch at The Whitney.

INCLUDES: Motor coach, Brunch at The Whitney, performance and a travel escort.

Please Note: Bus will depart from SCS Adult Ed. Building, 23055 Masonic, St. Clair Shores, 48082

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STRATFORD – Billy Elliot the Musical
Oct
9
7:30 AM07:30

STRATFORD – Billy Elliot the Musical

Cost: $139.00

Dreams don’t come easy in the hardscrabble mining town, riven by a bitter national strike, where eleven-year-old Billy lives with his bereaved family. But Billy’s discovery of his talent for dance awakens in him a passion that will transform his life and win the hearts of his whole community. Its inspirational story, breathtaking dance numbers and music by pop legend Elton John, this award-winning show, based on the smash-hit movie, will appeal to all. Register early to reserve your seat! *Remember your proof of citizenship.

INCLUDES:. Motor coach, time in Stratford with lunch on your own, performance and balcony seating at the Festival Theatre, dinner, a stop at the Duty Free Shop and a travel escort.

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Celebrating the Irish at CORKTOWN
Mar
19
9:30 AM09:30

Celebrating the Irish at CORKTOWN

Price: $63.00

It doesn’t have to be St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate the Irish!!!. Corktown is the oldest extant neighborhood in Detroit. Established in 1834 by Irish Immigrants who left Ireland through the Port of Cork and sailed to America. Join us as our step-on-guides take us on a tour to explore Corktown’s rich history.  Many highlights will include: St Anne’s Catholic Church founded in 1701 which is the second oldest continuously operating Roman Catholic Church in the USA.  Most Holy Trinity Church built in 1856. Workers Row House built in 1849 to offer housing for newly arrived immigrants, and Tiger Stadium site, only to mention a few. Rare buildings, houses and places will be revealed and some explored. We will do a little walking from the tour coach through each site. This trip will leave you “GREEN” with Irish knowledge.

INCLUDES:  Motor coach, tours, lunch and a leprechaun of a travel escort.

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