Detroit Public Library & John King Books
Feb
7
10:00 AM10:00

Detroit Public Library & John King Books

Price: $72.00

The tour highlights the architecture of Cass Gilbert, as well as the many works of famed craftsmen and architects. Our docents will share with you the history, art and architecture of Detroit’s acclaimed Main Library. You will discover the Grand Staircase, the Pewabic fireplace, the Ernie Harwell Room, and other surprises along your 1 mile walking journey.  Then it is off to explore more books! In 1983, John K. King purchased the giant, abandoned, four-story Advance Glove factory building in downtown Detroit. Within a few years, King was utilizing all four floors and filling the basement to overflowing with duplicates and books waiting to be processed. He also bought the office building behind his store, the old Otis Elevator building, and set up his offices and rare book room upstairs there. And in the basement? More books. It never ends!  This tour will allow you a glimpse into a booklover’s dream and the opportunity to see select items in the rare book room and annex. INCLUDES: Motor coach, tours, lunch and librarian of a travel escort.

 *Note: There is a lot of walking and stairs on this trip. Be sure to wear your most comfortable shoes!!!

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Cornwell Dinner Theatre presents... Murder Gangster Style
Feb
22
9:30 AM09:30

Cornwell Dinner Theatre presents... Murder Gangster Style

Price: $79.00

The great era of prohibition is over. But the recipes are still in high demand.  Barry and Henry are brothers and they are fighting over a vintage vodka recipe handed down from their grandmother. The family has been looking for generations for this multi-million dollar secret. But of course, murder is on the recipe for this tale of lost gin.

INCLUDES: Motor coach, turkey lunch with all of the trimmings, performance, shopping at the bakery, gift shop and barn, and a travel escort.


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The Spitfire Grille at The Meadow Brook Theatre
Feb
27
10:15 AM10:15

The Spitfire Grille at The Meadow Brook Theatre

Price: $85.00

A feisty parolee follows her dreams to a small town in Wisconsin and finds herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town. Newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

PLEASE MAKE MENU SELECTION AT TIME OF REGISTRATION: Pasta Primavera, Chicken Dijon or Parmesan Encrusted Flounder. All entrees include: home Home-made Bread, a choice of Charley’s Chowder or Coleslaw, Coffee, Tea or Iced Tea and a Small Hot Fudge Sundae. 

INCLUDES:  Motor coach, lunch at Kruse & Muer on Main Street, performance and a flaming travel escort.

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A Day in London, Canada
Mar
12
7:45 AM07:45

A Day in London, Canada

Price: $89.00

This trip packs interests for everyone!  First, we will visit London’s oldest house, built in 1834 by Captain John Harris.  For many years Eldon House was a center of London’s cultural and social life.  Four generations of the Harris family dwelt in it during more than 125 years.  In 1960 the family gave the house with majority of furnishings and eleven acres of land to the City of London for a museum and park, it is rumored to have ghosts!  Next, lunch at The River Room in the London Art Museum with a delightful setting on the Thames with views of the river fountain.  You will have time after lunch to explore the museum’s many creative artworks. With our tummy’s full our final stop will be a tour of the Labatt Brewery. This is a full guided tour with headsets of the Brewing, Fermenting, Ageing, Packaging, and of course a sampling session! We will also tour the truck room that features their 1947 Streamliner & 1919 Keg Truck. Must wear fully enclosed flatware shoes and some stairs at Labatt Brewery. Remember your proof of citizenship. 

INCLUDES:  Motor coach, Eldon House Tour, Lunch at The River Room, free time for museum exploration, Labatt Brewery Tour, stop at the Duty-Free Shop and a well-rounded individual of an 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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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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UP Lighthouse & Falls Tour
Aug
13
to Aug 15

UP Lighthouse & Falls Tour

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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DSO Coffee Concert “Vegas and the Rat Pack”
Jan
18
9:30 AM09:30

DSO Coffee Concert “Vegas and the Rat Pack”

Price: $79.00

They brought "cool" to the Vegas strip wherever they performed. The lucky casino that could add Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. to their marquees enjoyed floods of wealthy high rollers and nightly fortunes. Place your bets on the songs and music immortalized by the original Rat Pack, as well as contemporaries including Nat King Cole, Rosemary Clooney, and more!  

INCLUDES:  Motor coach, coffee and donuts, main floor seating, music to get you in the holiday spirit, and a travel escort.

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