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Tuesday, May 16th------- “Forever Plaid” the Musical - at the Hanna (1:30 matinee)       $79



On a stormy night in the 60s, four eager teenage singers known as The Plaids, met their untimely end on the way to their first gig. Now in 2017, this quartet get one last chance to return from the after-life to do the show they never got to perform! The Plaids deliver with playful patter and angelic voices a fun show that engages you to sing along to the nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s. The classic songs include: "Three Coins in the Fountain"; Moments to Remember"; "No, Not Much"; "Sixteen Tons"; "Chain Gang" "Heart and Soul"; "Lady of Spain"; "Scotland the Brave"; "Shangri-La"; "Rags to Riches"; and "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing". Come take a ride down Memory Lane as we enjoy the clean-cut genre of this musical comedy revue. Prior to the show, we’ll enjoy a great pre-show lunch at Windows on the River, on the West Bank of the Flats! 10:00 am. /return about 4:00 pm.
Cancellation/refund deadline is April 11, 2017

                                                   Saturday February 11th -------   Chocolate and Wine for Valentin​         $65


Give yourself a special Valentine treat as we combine Chocolate and Wine for a wonderful
time. We’ll start by visiting Harry London Chocolates, hearing their history, enjoying free samples
and learning about their new line of artisan chocolates. We’ll head to the Tuscan-like village of
GERVASI Winery for sampling and then Dutch Valley Restaurant for lunch included. This is a
wonderful Amish restaurant that provides a great lunch served family style, with large bowls and
platters of food and no one leaves hungry. We’ll have time to shop their complex visiting their
bakery, gift shop, bulk foods and meats & cheeses store. We’ll explore our chocoholic side at Co-
blentz Chocolates viewing their candy making and gift shop and end our tour at a charming boutique
winery set in an authentic school house - School House Winery, sampling 4 of their popular wines





 Wednesday, February 22nd----“The KING and I” at Playhouse Square (evening show)
        $69


One of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatest musicals and made famous by Yul Brynner

and Deborah Kerr, this show comes to life with many story-line songs - “Whistle a

Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Getting to Know You,” “Something Wonderful,”

“Shall We Dance,” and more. VALUE “B” Main floor seats!





Friday, February 24th at 9:30 am. Annual Travel Show – Rocky River Comm. Ctr RSVP Required








TBD – November ------ “WICKED” at Playhouse Square             $XX
One of Broadway’s greatest musicals makes its triumphant return to Cleveland at PSC!















Sunday, November 26th ------------ A Very, Merry POPS                       $85
Our very own Cleveland POPS Orchestra Christmas Concert with dinner at the Windows on the River.


Friday. July 7th ------- Summer Mystery trip #5 (last offered 2012)      $79


Somewhere, Over the Rainbow, way up high. There’s a land you heard of once in a lullaby. Blue Skies . . . Smiling at me, Nothing but Blue Skies will you see. Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga choo-choo? Track 29, we’ve got to be there on time. You leave the Wellness Center Station ‘bout a quarter to four, You read a magazine and then
you’re in Baltimore, Dinner in the diner, Nothing could be finer, than to have your ham and eggs in Carolina!!
Not all who wander are LOST! With our highly successful Mystery trip series, we’re revisiting #5, originally offered in 2012. As with all our Mystery trips, here is the chance to discover a hidden destination that offers surprising attractions for a full day of surprises with lunch included.







Monday-Wednesday July 10-12th, Magnificent Michigan & MACKINAC ISLAND

$409. Per person, double occupancy.











Friday, July 21st ------------- The SOUND of MUSIC at Playhouse Square (eve)        $XX. 


THE HILLS ARE ALIVE, as a new production of the magical “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” comes to Playhouse Square. The beloved story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will warm your heart as this all- time favorite is awash with hits like “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” “Doe A Deer,” the inspirational “Climb Every Mountain” and many more. On both stage and screen, this show continues to be one of the most enjoyed of all time. Prior to the show we’ll get the inside scoop at
the BROADWAY BUZZ pre-show talk held in the Westfield theater.












 Wednesday, March 1st--------“Wait Until Dark” at the Hanna – Lunch at Pier W      $79





A blind housewife becomes the target of three con-men searching for a doll with a cache that will
make them rich. The plot of this show has many twists and turns and the movie version of "Wait
Until Dark" has been named one of the top 10 scariest movies for the final ending that will have you
sitting on the edge of your seat! After the 10:00 am. morning matinee, we’ll enjoy a fabulous lunch
at the elegant PIER W Restaurant! 8:30 am. /return 3:30 pm.
Cancellation/refund deadline is Jan. 30










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Friday, March 10th------St. Paddy’s Day Party at the Tangiers of Akron!    $65


Faith and Begorrah!!! Get ready to Shake your Shillelagh for our very own Irish celebration in Akron’s finest night club! Join us as we combine the spirit and fun of a St. Paddy’s Day party with good food and good company, Irish Dancers and hear Irish tunes in a touch of Las Vegas! This trip SOLD OUT in 2016.













Friday, March 31st-------Historic Houses of Worship        $59 


Continuing in our series of seeing the amazing religious heritage of the Greater Cleveland area, we will visit
churches and temples we have not seen previously. Come see these museum quality worship areas built
by Cleveland’s ethnic groups. Plus, we’ll enjoy lunch at ANNUNCIATION Church of Tremont!




​Sun-Sat, Apr. 02-08th------- MYRTLE BEACH Show trip & Charleston – Spring Escape $709. pp dbl






Friday, April 21st-------- VERA BRADLEY Annual Factory Outlet Sale!         $59


Wait - WHAT? The STAFF have taken over and convinced John that SHOPPING is Retail Therapy!
We have already booked our time slot for VERA BRADLEY’S ANNUAL OUTLET SALE, so you are
guaranteed getting in at this ticketed event! We depart early for Fort Wayne, In., so get a good night’s sleep, wear comfortable shoes, bring a clean credit card and come ready to shop! (Sold out in 2015 & 2016!)


Thursday, October 3rd  ------- The Bridges of Ashtabula County        $75



Calling all Leaf-Peepers, History Buffs and travelers who enjoy the pleasure of Mother Nature’s autumn
artistry. Come join us for a day of fun during the start of fall colors as we visit Ashtabula County, one of
Ohio’s most scenic. They will roll out the welcome mat for us to view their charming and historic Covered
Bridges. After our history lesson, the learning will continue in Wine Country where we’ll start with lunch
and enjoy tastings of Ohio wines. We’ll complete our day visiting Patterson’s Old Fashioned Apple Farm
with fresh apple cider and donuts (included) and many fresh picked options along with their bakery delights.









Friday, October 6th --------- Annual Wine Tasting tour     $XX


Continuing in our series to explore the development of Ohio Wines by visiting ALL NEW Wineries!









Friday, October 20th ------- Haunted ZOAR Village      $XX


A Meal at LANDOLL’S MOHICAN CASTLE before we get a night-time walking tour of this historic area.












Friday, Oct 27th ------- FALL for COLUMBUS      $XX


The “Jubilee Museum”, a driving/walking tour of THE Ohio State University and much more!










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Friday, June 2nd---------Amish Country THEATER!       $79 


Enjoy our annual Kick-off to Summer in the beauty of Ohio’s Heartland and we’ve added a wonderful
afternoon Matinee show – AMISH COUNTRY THEATRE, which is one of the Top 100 attractions in the US,
as voted by the American Bus Association – and it is right here in our own back yard!
We’ll enjoy a few morning Amish country stops before we take in a wonderful AMISH lunch at Dutch
Valley Restaurant where the Amish ladies serve family style, before we arrive at this fun, comedy show.









Thursday, June 8th -------------“Guys and Dolls” at Rabbit Run & Steele Mansion!            $75


Enjoy a special night of superb Summer stock theatre at the Rabbit Run Barn Theatre with new start time
of 7:30 pm.! We will start with a very special, pre-show dinner at the historic STEELE MANSION, one of
Lake County's most luxurious (and little known) Millionaire’s Mansion! Following dinner, we are off to enjoy
the classic Broadway musical, “GUYS and DOLLS!” as “Nathan Detroit,” and “Sky Masterson,” out-hustle
the hustlers as they try to convince “Sergeant Sarah Brown” of the Save-A-Soul Mission that they are legit.
This high energy show is awash in memorable show tunes~ “I’ve Got a Horse Right Here,” “Luck Be a
Lady,” “Sit Down, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” and many more. We’ll depart at 4:00 pm./Return
about 10:30 pm.
Cancellation/refund deadline is May 11, 2017
NOTE: This itinerary is more relaxed and has the ability to accommodate those that are slower
walkers. We will have a wheel-chair accessible bus!





Friday, June 16th----- I LOVE LUCY and the Chautauqua Institute        $89


Come celebrate Summer starting at the charming Chautauqua Institute, world-famous for its dedication to
music, the arts and spiritual renewal for all faiths. We’ll have a guided tour of this unique Victorian village,
followed by time to enjoy the little shops of Bestor Plaza, the town center of Chautauqua.
Next, we'll depart for Jamestown, NY, the hometown of one of America's best loved actresses, Lucille
Ball! We'll start with lunch in a re-creation of The Ricky Ricardo Manhattan TROPICANA CLUB! During
lunch, we'll watch TV monitors as they replay one of the most famous Lucy and Desi episodes! After
Lunch, we'll have a guided tour at the Lucy Desi Museum, seeing the tremendous collection of artifacts,
memorabilia, costumes, gowns, photos and much more. We will also see the re-created, Desilu Studios,
showing the TV studio sets of the "I LOVE LUCY" Apartment living room and kitchen. We'll have time in
the expanded gift shop before we take the "Lucy Town Tour," as we travel around Jamestown. Join us on
this nostalgia tour of the "I LOVE LUCY," experience. Cancellation/refund deadline is May 16. We’ll depart
at 7:00 am. and return about 7:00 pm.











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Friday, August 4th----Cleveland’s Summer Highlights        $75



Enjoy unique Cleveland Highlights and we’ll start by riding the original EUCLID BEACH CAROUSEL, followed by a fantastic buffet lunch at The JACK Casino in Higbee’s! We’ll visit the Westside Market celebrating its 105th Birthday and complete our day with a delightful afternoon cruise aboard the Goodtime III, learning about the Cuyahoga River and the skyline of Cleveland. This trip tends to sell out, so call soon!







Friday, August 11th----- “The Lincoln Highway/Buy-Way Garage Sale!”      $39


Calling all “Yard and Garage Sale” enthusiasts!!! Come “SALEING” with us for the ultimate “SALERS” delight, as we bargain hunt along the historic Lincoln Highway-Rte. 30. We’ll depart early for Canton, OH and work our way west toward Ashland, searching sales in people’s yards, churches, community parks and town centers. We’ll meander from one sale to the next, enjoying beautiful rural areas with scenic vistas. Get a good night’s sleep, wear really good shoes and come ready to shop! (Lunch is on your own.)
Please note ~ This trip is best for people who are REALLY FLEXIBLE in a group setting.







Friday, August 18th ------------- Summer Mystery trip #10         $79


If you know all the words to On the Road Again, King of the Road, Life is a Highway and Born to Run then you may have the curse of Gypsy blood. Here is your opportunity to take a chance on a NEW mystery trip to little known areas we have not visited on our past trips. Based on the tremendous success of our Mystery Trips, we have another day full of surprises that combine unique areas, sites and attractions. You will need a sense of adventure, a good sense of humor and very comfortable walking shoes. Lunch is included.








Thursday, August  24th ------------  A Real Cowboy Experience in LODI, OH!         $79


This was one of our most fun Mystery trips and now we are sharing it with EVERYONE! We’ll start by exploring the fascinating town of Oberlin, with a local guide, to learn its amazing history. We’ll have a short amount of free time at their picturesque town square that even has a “Ben Franklin 5 & 10.” Next, we’ll see the charming village of Wellington. Our guide will show us this area that was the CHEESE Capital of the WORLD, in the second half of the 1800’s, and many of their historic, 1800’s buildings intact. We’ll experience our very own authentic Cowboy adventure at BUCKIN’ OHIO, in Lodi. The Thorsell Family started out life as city folk and now offer this unbelievable cattle farm just down the road. We’ll start with a barbecue sandwich lunch in the authentically restored BARN (including entertainment by a Country Western songstress who happens to be their daughter.) And we’ll walk around the corner to their RODEO arena to watch the lead Horse Rider drive and chase live, huge BULLS around the OK Corral! Weather permitting, we’ll have a wagon ride around their huge farm complex. We’ll complete our day at the engaging city of Medina, as our guide points out the charming history of this appealing area. If you look hard enough, you’ll be able to see Andy, Opie and Aunt Bea!






Wednesday, September 6th--------Historic and Ethnic Cleveland – Part 5        $69


We’ll start in the GLENVILLE area that hosted the area’s first horse-racing track and turned Glenville into
Cleveland’s SIN CITY in 1880’s! A Jewish enclave in the early 1900’s, Glenville was home to many famous
Clevelanders AND the creators of SUPERMAN! (We’ll see their actual homes and the tributes to them.)
We’ll sightsee the area before we enjoy the exotic flora at the Rockefeller Greenhouse, a hidden jewel.
We’ll depart the motorcoach to ride the RTA Waterfront Trolley-train arriving underneath the Terminal
Tower, providing a similar rail experience many immigrants would have had when they first came here!
We’ll have a walking tour of Terminal Tower/Tower City before our bus takes us to the new HOFBRAU
HAUS for a German-themed lunch along with the fun of a one-man band! After lunch, we’ll see the mini-
mansions along Upper Prospect and the site of the first Christmas Tree Candle lighting in the US! We’ll visit
Peterson’s Nuts (a Cleveland favorite) before we tour the HEINEN’S at Cleveland Trust, saving an iconic
Cleveland building. We’ll complete our day with a tour of the Metropolitan Hotel(from the Vaults in the
basement to the Rooftop Patio!) This hotel is one of Cleveland’s swankiest and you will be amazed.






Thursday-Saturday, September 14-16th Canadian Theater Festival - Shaw & Stratford

$525. Per person. Double Occupancy


Join us on our annual adventure seeing the theater jewels of Ontario, The Shaw and Stratford Festival.
Enjoy both delightful areas with Broadway-quality shows at a great time of the year to travel as we enjoy the excellence of their shows along with the charm and grace of their settings - Niagara-on-the-Lake and
Stratford, Ontario. See overnight flyer for more information. (This trip has sold out many times in the past.)






Friday, September 15th ----------- Autumn Amish Adventure     $65


Enjoy Ohio’s Amish country at the start of Autumn, stopping at Smucker’s, P.Graham Dunne, Lehman’s
Hardware, Shearer’s Snack Factory outlet, the Village of Berlin and Broadrun Cheesehouse. We’ll enjoy a
fabulous lunch at the Amish Door Restaurant of Wilmot with time to visit the little shops on their grounds.
Amish Country in Autumn offers a colorful setting of the little towns and villages of Ohio’s Heartland.

 






 






    Sun-Sat, Sept. 24-30 Extend your Summer at Virginia Beach & Williamsburg! $XXX. pp dbl