Wed., April 04 “ALWAYS, Patsy Cline!” Dinner Theatre $79. Mild
There is a little Dinner theater in Canton that puts on entertaining shows and they are offering one of the
absolute best in “ALWAYS, Patsy Cline!” We’ll learn the back story of this small town, country gal and her
incredible rise to stardom. The show is narrated by LOUISE, who met Patsy at a concert and they became
longtime friends! Louise chronicles Patsy’s life including all the ups and downs as it weaves 20 of her
classic hits to move the story along including “I Fall to Pieces,” “Walking at Midnight,” and her most
famous song, “CRAZY!” Prior to the show, we’ll enjoy a buffet dinner at their facility. (Seats are limited!)
Friday, April 13 VERA BRADLEY Annual Outlet Sale! $59. Moderate
SHOPPING is Retail Therapy! The Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale is held in the Ft. Wayne Coliseum and has become an annual celebration. Starting in 1983, the sale has evolved into a not-to-be-missed event, bringing fans together for shopping, fun and amazing deals. This sale allows shoppers take advantage of great selection and pricing. JKL TOURS has already booked our time slot for VERA BRADLEY’S ANNUAL Outlet Sale, so you are guaranteed getting in at this ticketed event as many sessions do sell out! We depart early for Fort Wayne, Indiana, so get a good night’s sleep, wear comfortable shoes, bring a clean credit card and come ready to shop! (This trip has sold out in the past!)
Mon-Fri, Apr. 16-20 Springtime in the SMOKY MOUNTAINS $XXX. pp dbl
Spring sightseeing combined with wonderful Shows - Please see our Overnight trips info!
Wed., April 25 Historic Houses of Worship $65 . Moderate
Continuing in our series of seeing the 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. Our initial list is St. Rocco, St. John Episcopal, Trinity Lutheran, Calvary
Presbyterian, East Mt. Zion Baptist. Plus, we’ll enjoy a fabulous lunch at SOKOLOWSKI’S of Tremont!
Friday, Sept. 28 Wine Tasting and the Barberton Mum Fest. $XX. Moderate
Enjoy Ohio Wines at The Blue Barn, lunch at the PINE BARN Inn and time at the Annual BARBERTON Mum Festival!
Wed-Fri, Oct. 03-05 Canadian Theatre Festival - Shaw & Stratford $525. Pp dble Moderate
Join us on our annual adventure seeing the theatre jewels of Ontario, The Shaw and Stratford Festival.
“GRAND HOTEL,” and “THE MUSIC MAN,” headline this year’s fabulous productions! 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, Oct. 26 Autumn in the COUNTRY $XX. Extensive
Come ride the Carousel at Richland Carousel Park, before we have LUNCH and a tour at LANDOLL’S
MOHICAN CASTLE. We’ll see the Famous Endings Funeral Home and Dover Creamery for ice cream.
Sun-Sun. June – 03-10 CAPE COD, HYANNIS & BOSTON Adventure $XXX. pp dbl
Start your Summer Vacation on the CAPE! Please see our Overnight trips page
Wednesday, June 27 “MY FAIR LADY” at Rabbit Run! $79. Mild
Enjoy a special night of superb Summer stock theatre at the Rabbit Run Barn Theatre with a new curtain
time of 7:30 pm.! ”My Fair Lady” is one of the best, romantic musical comedies as we follow the story of
Professor Henry Higgins, a pompous, know-it-all speech professor, and a Cockney, working class girl, the
lovely Eliza Doolittle. The professor is obnoxiously confident in his abilities to take a street-savvy flower girl
and transform her into a high society lady, merely by changing her speaking ability. He wagers a friend he
can teach her “proper” English, but Ms. Doolittle only agrees in order to improve her job prospects (and a
way out of the streets.) Higgins and Eliza clash while unknowingly developing a bond that turns romantic,
(especially when FREDDIE, an eligible aristocratic suitor comes along!) This show is interwoven with many
memorable songs “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “The Rain in Spain,” “On the Street Where You Live,”
“Get Me to The Church On Time,” and many more, making it one of Broadway’s most loved shows. (JKL
TOURS has the theatre Exclusively and has arranged an Audience Sing-Along as part of the Show!)
We will start with a special, pre-show dinner at the fabulous FERRANTE’S WINERY!
We’ll depart at 4:00 pm./Return about 11:00 pm. Cancellation/refund deadline is May 27, 2018
NOTE: This itinerary is relaxed and has the ability to accommodate those that are slower paced
walkers and/or use walkers
Tues-Thur., July 10-12, Magnificent Michigan & MACKINAC ISLAND $429. Pp, dble occ.
Our revised itin includes More time at Mackinac! Please see our Overnight trips page!
Wed. July 25 The Chicago SPEAKEASY Show $79. Mild
Have a Summer escape to the Station Dinner Theatre in ERIE, Pa. for a mid-week Matinee lunch and show.
Travel back to the Roaring Twenties for an all new musical comedy at “Frankie’s Place,” complete with
guys, dolls, dames, flappers and gangsters! Da dolls and da mugs serve & entertain in this HIGH ENERGY
musical comedy, but be on your toes, as da “coppers” might just raid the joint. We’ll have prizes for the best
Speakeasy Costumes!! Come Play Hooky on this adventure with your friends from Healthwise Connection
Sunday, Nov. 25 A Very Merry POPS! $85. Moderate
Kick off your holidays with this annual tradition at our very own Cleveland POPS Orchestra Christmas
Concert. We’ll enjoy dinner at the Windows on the River before we see the lights of downtown
Tuesday, Nov. 27 Christmas at the Amish Comedy Theatre $79. Moderate
Come see the top rated, variety-comedy show in Amish Country. We’ll see this brand NEW Christmas
themed show at their brand NEW theatre! We’ll start at Smucker’s and lunch at the Amish Door, before a
stop at “Tis the Season,” the year round Christmas shop. We’ll arrive at the theatre in plenty of time for
laughs, singing and skits at this senior-friendly show
Friday, Aug. 10 “The Lincoln Highway/Buy-Way Garage Sale!” $39. Extensive
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, Aug. 31 Discover Ashtabula and the Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine $XX. Moderate
See the wonders of this Port City and learn about the miracles at OLG Shrine in Windsor, Ohio
Thursday, March 01, “Chocolate and Wine - NEW” $65. Moderate
Give yourself an special End-of-Winter 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 charming Barrel Run Winery for
sampling and learning about their wines. Next, we are off to the fabulous Hartville Kitchen Restaurant for
lunch included. This is a wonderful Amish restaurant that provides a great plated lunch (you get to choose
at tableside) and no one leaves hungry. We’ll have time to shop their extensive complex including their
bakery and gift shops. We’ll explore our chocoholic side at Hartville Chocolates learning about the
unique chocolates they make including their specialty, Chocolate Covered Strawberries. We’ll end our tour
with samples at the wine and craft brew tasting bar at Maize Valley Winery!
Thur., March 15 St. Paddy’s Day Party at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville! $65. Mild
Faith and Begorrah! Get ready to Shake your Shillelagh for our very own Irish Celebration at one of the
hottest new restaurants on the East Bank of the Flats! We’ll have Changes in Latitudes for Changes in
Attitudes because It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere! (Costume contest for the best Margarita-Leprechaun!)
Since the Irish can enjoy a party Anywhere, we will combine the spirit and fun of a St. Paddy’s Day
party with good food and good company in this Island-time restaurant dedicated to FUN. AND we will enjoy
Irish entertainment played by Brigid’s Cross - a local local Irish favorite. In addition, we'll be entertained by Irish Dancers and their authentic Irish dancing. Come join us for this special St. Paddy’s Day Party and start your celebration early.
Wed., March 21 The Ethnic Markets of Cleveland $39. Moderate
Cleveland’s international heritage is well represented by the many shops that still offer the rich
food traditions and customs of their native lands. Come join us to visit Greek, Italian, Lebanese,
Asian and German markets for samples, recipes and surprises and to learn the foods and history
that make Cleveland a wonderful mosaic of people and places. We’ll provide a map of the Westside
Market including close-by eateries, with time for shopping and lunch on your own.
Sunday, March 25 March Maple Madness in Geauga County $49. Moderate
Northeast Ohio is home to PANCAKE TOWN USA! Come enjoy the start of Maple Sugaring
season at the Burton Century Village. We’ll have an “ALL YOU CAN EAT” Pancake Breakfast set in one of
the many historic buildings in this restored village, with time to explore the General Store and look out over the vista from this hilltop location. We’ll take in the Maple Sugaring Experience at the SUGAR SHACK in Burton Square and see how Sap boils down to this sweet treat! We’ll continue on to Chardon and other
sites (Observatory Park, Sage’s Farm Market) in the Geauga area as we escape Old Man Winter!
Tuesday, May 15 “Beehive - the 60’s Musical” at the Hanna $85. Mild
“Downtown,” “To Sir With Love,” “It’s My Party,” “Where the Boys Are,” “Respect.”
“BEEHIVE” is a musical revue saluting the women who made the music of the 1960’s so special –
everyone from Lesley Gore to Janis Joplin, from The Shirelles to Aretha Franklin and everyone in
between. With 40 beloved hits that take you on a journey through the look, the sounds and the feel
of the times, “Beehive” documents (with custom wigs, authentic costumes, and 25 cans of
hairspray!) the dramatic changes America underwent during the ‘60s. The early 60’s had innocent
tunes as the order of the day (“The Name Game,” “One Fine Day,” “Judy’s Turn to Cry,” “Will
You Love Me Tomorrow”) to the time when unrest was in the air (“The Beat Goes On,” “You
Don’t Own Me”) and finally to the era of women discovering their own empowerment (“Natural
Woman,” “Society’s Child,” “Me and Bobby McGee”) “BEEHIVE” will have you singing along,
dancing in the aisles and reliving music’s Girl Group Golden era. After this 10:00 am. matinee,
we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at WINDOWS on the RIVER. (NOTE: Space is limited because of the
theatre seats) Depart at 8:55 am. /return about 5:30 pm. Cancellation/refund deadline is March 15.
Saturday, May 19 International TATTOO - Pipe and Drum Gathering in Cleveland $XX. Mild
This family friendly and immensely patriotic event is in the time-honored tradition of the military tattoo, where the Pipes & Drums of numerous police departments throughout the United States and Canada, as well as local groups, combine their talents in a truly Spectacular display of pageantry and music. Join in the remembrance, fellowship and celebration to salute our safety forces, our military and our country and have your breath taken away by this patriotic show. Prior to the early evening gathering, we’ll have dinner at Windows-on-the-River.
Wed., May 30 Ohio’s Amish Country - NEW! $65. Moderate
Enjoy our annual Kick-off to Summer in the beauty of Ohio’s Heartland. We’ll enjoy a few stops in the
scenic Amish countryside (Quailcrest Farms, The Ashery) before we take in a wonderful lunch at an
authentic Amish Home. We will get to meet the Amish family and learn about them, as they serve us Family
style and no one leaves hungry. In the afternoon, we’ll tour the David Warther Carving Museum and have
time in the charming village of Berlin. This trip tends to sell out so call soon!
Wed., Dec. 05 The Tannenbaum Wine Trail 2.0! $XX. Moderate
Based on the phenomenal success of last December’s fun wine tour, we’ll do it again! We’ll travel the Lake
Erie wine trail to Firelands, Mon Ami (with lunch), Quarry Hill and Paper Moon wineries, where each winery
will have sampling AND an “extra” Christmas surprise (or two!)
Tbd - December A Jim Brickman Christmas Concert $XX. Mild
Monday, December 31 New Year's Eve at Noon, $XX. Mild
Watch for details about our annual event!