SPRING 2017 MONTGOMERY COUNTY RECREATION
A Travel Program For Active Adults 55+ 240.777.6870
Even More Trips for all Ages...
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Make every day unforgettable
“Make every day unforgettable”
SENIOR SOAR & DAY OUTDOOR TRIPPERS ADVENTURES IN RECREATION
Riding Tour on the Maryland Eastern Shore
“I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.” - Harriet Tubman
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Welcome to the SOAR Program! M O N T G O M E R Y C O U N T Y R E C R E AT I O N
S E N I O R O U T D O O R A D V E N T U R E S I N R E C R E AT I O N
SOAR is designed for active adults, age 55 and over. Each activity or trip requires a substantial amount of walking and/ or physical exertion. Program participants should be in good physical condition and consult with their physician if they have any concerns before registering/participating in an activity. Also, since these programs are held rain or shine, participants should plan to dress accordingly. Every effort will be made to accommodate individuals with disabilities on each trip. However, due to the historic nature and outdoor adventure components of many trips, this might not always be possible. Please call the SOAR Trip Coordinator at 240-777-4926 to discuss your individual needs/concerns. Recreation also offers a less strenuous travel program, the Day Trippers program for all ages. Individuals seeking this less strenuous travel program should review the upcoming trips listed here and in the â€œGuide to Recreation & Park Programsâ€? or contact the Day Trippers Coordinator at 240-777-4933.
SPRING REGISTRATION BEGINS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017 FROM 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20902 240-777-6870 | montgomerycountymd.gov/rec 1
SOAR & DAY TRIPPERS
REGISTRATION PROCEDURES SPRING REGISTRATION BEGINS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017 FROM 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM* *Normal Registration Hours: 10:00am - 2:00pm, Monday through Friday. Please read the registration directions carefully. For our new participants, welcome! We hope you find these procedures easy to understand and follow. However, please be aware that incomplete or inaccurate registration information may delay the processing of your application, or in some cases, require us to return your application unprocessed. So please, fill out all of the information as accurately and as legibly as possible! You may register for SOAR in any of four ways. The fastest and easiest way is to use the internet and go to ActiveMONTGOMERY. org. You may also mail-in your registration, fax it to 240-777-6818, or register in person at our office located at 4010 Randolph Road. All registrations that are mailed must be sent to the following address: Montgomery County Recreation, ATTN: REGISTRAR 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20902 If faxed or mailed registration forms are received prior to the first day of registration, they will be held in a secure location and processed as first day mailregardless of when received. While mailed and faxed registrations will be processed as quickly as possible, walk-ins will be processed as they arrive. Full payment is required with your registration. Non-County residents must pay an additional $15.00 per person per trip. On many of our more popular trips you may see more than one date listed. You may sign up for the date you desire. However, if there are not enough registrations to meet our minimum requirements, you may be called and asked to switch to another date or placed on a waiting list. You will have the option to decline and have a credit placed in your Recreation account or request a refund. You must provide all of the information requested on the registration form. You may not list â€œguestâ€? as your traveling companion. If you are traveling with one or more friends, please submit a separate registration form for each of them. (Spouses can use one form). You should put all of the registration forms in the same envelope if you want to travel together. Again, partially completed registrations may go unprocessed or be delayed while we request more information, and since all trips are filled on a first-come, first-paid basis, any delays may cause you to be placed on a waiting list. Only the person paying for the trip will receive a written receipt or email confirmation. 2
SPRING 2017 If you have any questions about the registration process, please call 240-777-6840. If you have questions or require more information on a specific trip, please call the SOAR Coordinator at 240-777-4926. For more information on refunds and withdrawals, please see page 24 of this brochure.
PAYMENT INFORMATION Full payment must be made at time of registration. Non-County residents must pay an additional $15.00 per person per trip. Make checks and money orders payable to ActiveMONTGOMERY. Checks and money orders must include name, address, home and work telephone numbers, driver’s license number, and participant’s full name. VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted. Registration form must include correct credit card number, expiration date, authorized signature, and authorized amount. Recreation reserves the right to pursue all available options to collect any funds owed as the result of a dishonored check or credit card, charges incurred due to unsubstantiated credit card disputes, or any outstanding debt. If your check is returned unpaid, your account will be debited electronically for the original check amount and electronically or via paper for the state’s maximum allowable service fee. Payment by check constitutes authorization of these transactions. You may revoke your authorization by calling 800-666-5222 ext. 2 to arrange payment due for any outstanding checks and service fees due.
GENERAL INFORMATION Please read the registration procedures carefully. Also note the withdrawal policy as it varies from policies listed in the Montgomery County “Guide to Recreation & Parks Programs” due to the nature and financial commitments of the program. All trips depart from and return to the Olney Manor Recreational Park. The address is 16605 Georgia Avenue, Olney, Maryland. This is at the traffic light at Georgia Avenue and Emory Lane. It is accessible by both automobile and public bus. Turn into Emory Lane and take the second left and follow signs for Skate Park and Ballfield #1. SOAR has used this parking facility for all trips for the past few years, and the SOAR participants have been pleased with this location. Unless noted, all motorcoaches are equipped with restrooms. Due to unforseen circumstances, trip itineraries and fees may be altered. Customers will be notifed of any changes. Montgomery County Government is committed to complying with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need auxiliary aids or services (such as an ASL interpreter, large print materials, or lift equipped bus), please call 240-777-6870, TTY 240-777-6974 before the activity. 3
SENIOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IN RECREATION
CHERRY BLOSSOM CRUISE AND LUNCH ON THE SPIRIT CRUISE LINE Trip number: 28763 Fee: $87
Thursday, April 6 Leave 10:00am, Return 4:00pm
We’ll begin our day by cruising along the Potomac River and enjoying a relaxing lunch buffet, included, on the Spirit Cruise Line as we enjoy the sights of Washington with the Cherry Blossoms in bloom. The Captain will narrate the many historic sites as we sail down the Potomac River. There will also be light entertainment by the crew who will sing and dance (along with those who would like to participate).
GUIDED TOUR OF YORK, PENNSYLVANIA – THE 1ST CAPITAL OF THE UNITED STATES Trip number: 28764 Fee: $75
Tuesday, April 11 Leave 7:00am, Return 6:00pm
We will be guided by our Pennsylvania authority, Sheldon, who you enjoyed on our trips to Harrisburg. York, Pennsylvania is known as the White Rose City. It is the County seat and was founded in 1741 by German and Scotch Irish settlers. York served as temporary capital of the Continental Congress in 1777. The Articles of Confederation were drafted and adopted here in 1781. York was occupied by the Confederate Army in 1863. We will tour the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Factory, the Colonial Complex, Martin’s Potato Chip Factory and the Agriculture and Industrial Museum. Lunch at a local restaurant is included.
A GUIDED TOUR OF THE WASHINGTON D.C. MORMON TEMPLE EXTERIOR AND VISITORS CENTER PLUS A GUIDED TOUR OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE Trip number: 28766 Trip number: 28767 Fee: $45
Wednesday, April 19 Thursday, April 20 Leave 9:00am, Return 5:00pm
A NEW TOUR! The tour begins with a guided tour of the Visitor’s Center of the
Washington, D.C. Mormon Temple. Through use of 3-D technology, an exact replica has been created of the interior rooms of the Temple where the guides will explain the use of the rooms. Information videos will show the history of the Church. A Guided Tour around the exterior of the Temple will allow us to view the beautiful architecture and the surrounding gardens, water fountain and reflecting pond. Next we will be guided through the National Museum of Health and Medicine, one of the best kept secrets in the metropolitan area. It was established during the Civil War as a center for the collection of specimens for research in military medicine and surgery. The museum houses five collections plus specimens, microscope slides and medical instruments. The collections focus on the history and practice of American medicine, military medicine, and current medical research issues. The Museum’s more than 24 million specimens and artifacts are registered as a National Historic Landmark. Lunch on own at a local shopping center food court.
SENIOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IN RECREATION A GUIDED TOUR OF THREE HISTORIC BALTIMORE COUNTY MANSIONS Trip number: 28769 Wednesday, April 26 Trip number: 28770 Thursday, April 27 Fee: $60 Leave 8:00am, Return 5:00pm A NEW TOUR! The tour will be guided by
Tiffany, our State of Maryland guide, who we have enjoyed on many tours over the past years. Cylburn Mansion, built in 1888 on the grounds of 207 acre Cylburn Arboretum, was the home of Jesse Tyson, a mining magnate. Designed by George Frederic, architect of Baltimore City Hall and the Conservatory at Druid Hill Park. Homewood House Museum, built in 1755 was one of the many homes owned by the Carroll Family from 1755-1822. Hampton National Historic Site offers an exceptional, perhaps unmatched, look at a nineteenth century slave estate. Still visible today is the careful design intended to impress visitors.. The mansion looks down on the overseer’s house, and the overseer’s house looks down on the slave quarters, reminding visitors and workers of their place in life. The mansion survives almost unchanged from its completion in 1790.Surrounding the mansion are two original slave quarters, several outbuildings and large formal gardens. Lunch - on your own, at the Towson State University Cafeteria.
GO WILD AND TAKE A SAFARI
AT LAKE TOBIAS WILDLIFE PARK IN HALIFAX, PA Trip number: 28772 Thursday, May 4 Fee: $55 Leave 7:15am, Return 6:30pm Experience exotic encounters, wild life that you can touch, adventure you can feel on interactive Safaris! Nearly 150 acres of rolling hills are scattered with herds of buffalo, elk, eland, yak, watusi and so much more. Our guided safari tours will take you among roaming herds on an adventure you won’t forget. Monkeys, tigers, ostriches, zebras and many interesting creatures reside along 50 acres of zoo type settings, continuously educating and entertaining park visitors. For those who wish to get a closer look, we offer the Petting Zoo filled with friendly animals. Alligators, snakes, macaws and other surprises will thrill you in the Reptiles and Exotics building. Eyeopening presentations given throughout the day enlighten you on these fascinating creatures. Lunch, on your own, at the Park food stand, or bring your own. 6
SPRING 2017 TOUR THE ESCAPE ROUTE OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH WITH ED BEARSS, ACCLAIMED HISTORIAN Trip number: 28773 Trip number: 28774 Fee: $79
Wednesday, May 10 Thursday, May 11 Leave 7:45am, Return at 6:00pm
We’ll begin the tour at the back alley of Ford’s Theater, the site of Lincoln’s assassination, and continue on the escape trail to Suratt House, past the home of Dr. Samuel Mudd, and on to Rick Hill, to the pine thicket where Booth hid, to Port Royal, and ending at Garrett Barn. Hear the story and legends as only Ed Bearss can tell it. A delicious crab cake lunch at Captain Billy’s is included. *Ed Bearss, a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II, is a military historian and author known for his work on the American Civil War and World War II eras and is a popular tour guide of historic battlefields. He served as Chief Historian of the National Park Service from 1981 to 1994.
BALTIMORE THEN AND NOW – A GUIDED RIDING TOUR Trip number: 28776 Wednesday, May 17 Trip number: 28777 Thursday, May 18 Fee: $45 Leave 8:45am, Return at 4:00pm A NEW TOUR! We will be guided by “Doc” John,
our Baltimore guide, who entertained us on the “Taste of Italy” tour last year! He will take us around the City of Baltimore and point out the old and the new from the year 1640 to modern 2016. Many changes have taken place. He will cover the new Amazon District Center which is spectacular—to automobile shipping channels, Domino Sugar, Under Armour, Proctor and Gamble, Locust Point (which was the original Port of Entry for many of our forebearers) and the newly proposed Port Covington, the Canneries which started here in 1875 and brought success to the Canton area and, finally, the new Canton Crossing Shopping Center which opened in 2014 with its startling re-discovery of the Old Exxon Plant. We will pass the new Horseshoe Casino, the Pyrolysis Plant, Old Bromo Seltzer Tower and Spaghetti Junction as we view the new Baltimore. This is an opportunity for us to see what happened “Then and Now” for our beautiful monumental Charm City. Lunch on own at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore.
SENIOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IN RECREATION
HARRIET TUBMAN RIDING TOUR ON THE MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE Trip number: 28779 Trip number: 28780 Fee: $70
Wednesday, May 24 Thursday, May 25 Leave 7:15am, Return 6:15pm
A NEW TOUR! This tour will be guided by the docent of the Harriet Tubman
Museum in Cambridge, MD. We will learn about Harriet Tubmanâ€™s life and her heroic work guiding slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad at the Maryland Eastern Shore. We will visit sites that Harriet Tubman knew well and were historically significant landscapes of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad. These sites are the Dorchester County Courthouse where traders bought slaves, the Harriet Tubman Museum, the Harriet Tubman Memorial Gardens, the Bucktown Church, the Brodess Farm, and/or the Bestpitch Ferry Bridge. Harriet Tubman has become prominent in recent news as her picture will soon be displayed on the twenty dollar bill. A delicious crabcake lunch, included, at the Canvassback Restaurant in Cambridge.
ANNUAL SAILING TRIP ON CHESAPEAKE BAY Trip number: 28782 Thursday, June 1 Fee: $80 Leave 8:15am, Return at 3:30pm Trip number: 28783 Thursday, June 1 Fee: $80 Leave 12:30pm, Return at 7:30pm Our ever popular sailing trip out of Annapolis is a great way to spend a relaxing day! Enjoy 4 hours under sail on a 76 footlong sailboat with a professional captain and crew. A picnic lunch on board is included. 8
SPRING 2017 WHITE WATER RAFTING TRIP ON THE SHENANDOAH RIVER Trip number: 28784 Wednesday, June 7 Fee: $85 Leave 8:00am, Return at 4:15pm This popular two and a half-hour rafting trip on the Shenandoah River is being offered again this year. An expert guide in each raft will lead our group through White Horse Rapids, down the famed Shenandoah Staircase and over Bull Falls (rated class II-III), which are easy to moderate in difficulty). Recommended attire is shorts, t-shirt and sneakers. No hard-soled shoes. No experience required. Bring sunscreen, a towel and a change of clothes. A fried chicken lunch is included.
WALKING TOUR OF THE LADEW TOPIARY GARDENS AND MANSION IN HARFORD COUNTY Trip number: 28785 Thursday, June 15 Fee: $65 Leave 8:15am, Return at 4:30pm See 22 acres of flower gardens, whose crowning glory is the topiary – trees and shrubs trained and trimmed into ornamental shapes. An exciting balance of topiary and natural plants, water, architecture and sculpture provides an extraordinary horticultural perception. We’ll be guided through the spectacular Ladew Mansion, exquisitely decorated with English antiques, paintings and fox hunting memorabilia. Lunch is included and consists of a Classic Boars Head turkey breast sandwich, provolone cheese, and cranberry mayonnaise, house dessert, iced tea or soft drink.
SENIOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IN RECREATION
2 l l a b e s a B 2017
BATTER UP! ITâ€™S BASEBALL TIME AGAIN!
Join us for one or more of our baseball game trips this year. We will enjoy trips to two Nationals and two Orioles games this season. This year our seats are located in gallery/upper box seats which are below where we sat in past years. All games this year are $59.00 per person and include chartered motor coach transportation. All trips return immediately after the games are concluded. NOTE: THERE IS WALKING AND STEP CLIMBING REQUIRED AT EACH GAME. Trip No. Date
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Tuesday, May 30 Thursday, June 22 Thursday, June 29 Tuesday, July 25
Orioles vs NY Yankees Orioles vs Cleveland Indians Nationals vs Chicago Cubs Nationals vs Milwaukee Brewers
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WELCOME TO THE FEET PROGRAM! Day Trippers offers trips for all ages with a variety of destinations – a day trip program planned with your interests in mind. Join us for our fun exciting trips offered throughout each season and leave the driving to us. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Trips leave and return from the Olney Manor Recreational Park.
DAY T R I P P E R S O N T H E MOV E
Make every day unforgettable
THE 2017 PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL FLOWER SHOW “HOLLAND: FLOWERING THE WORLD” PHILADELPHIA, PA
Trip number: 28796 Fee: $89
Thursday, March 16 (Snow Date: March 18) Leave 8:00am, Return 7:00pm
From windmills, wooden shoes and cheese, to bicycles, canals and vibrant tulip and flower fields of the iconic Dutch landscape, the largest flower show in the U.S. will amaze you! The 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show will share the diverse stories of horticulture, innovative eco-design, and modern urban greening and sustainability efforts of the Netherlands. The show promises to be more than just tulips, focusing on innovative Dutch landscape architecture and showcasing the country’s top designers as well as its history, art, and culture. Visitors to the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show are treated to fabulous design, live entertainment, gardening how-to workshops, and lectures by experts. The Flower Show also offers an on-site food court and numerous vendors with a wide assortment of flowers and gardening items for sale. Tickets allows you to leave and return to the show. Across from the Pennsylvania Convention Center you may also visit the Reading Terminal Market. This fabulous food emporium includes 80 merchants and a multitude of food options. Fee includes transportation and general admission ticket! Meals are on your own! 15
A TOUR OF THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AND THE U.S. BOTANICAL GARDEN CONSERVATORY WASHINGTON, DC
Trip number: 28797 Friday, March 24 Fee: $63 Leave 8:30am, Return 4:30pm Get ready for your Group Tour of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. A Centennial Celebration. Tours are led by Friends of the Kennedy Center Tour guides, who will take you on a journey through our lovely halls and theatres. You will learn the history of the building, see stunning artworks and gifts from many countries, and get a look at the theatres where the arts come alive! The docent led tour highlights the historic events that led up to the establishment of the national cultural center that is also our nation’s living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, and includes an interactive exhibit on his life and presidency. This year is his centennial celebration. Visitors also learn about the works of art given to the Center, such as Robert Berks’s bust of President Kennedy, Willy Weber’s Apollo X, and the stunning Israeli Lounge. The tour concludes with a breathtaking 360-degree view of the nation’s capital from the building’s roof terrace. Following the tour you will have time on your own to enjoy a meal at the KC Café on the roof terrace level and browse the gift shop located on the Hall of States. We will then travel to The U.S. Botanic Garden a museum with a difference. Our artifacts are the living treasures of the plant world. The towering leaves, graceful flowers, delicate seeds and exotic fruits of plants at their peak are displayed artfully throughout the historic Conservatory. You will find a world of plants and environments in our permanent exhibits and gardens. You’ll see something beautiful in bloom at the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory. The indoor gardens and galleries of our Conservatory, with the jungle, desert and primeval paradise, offer 80 degree temperatures on a March day. The resplendent diversity of form, color, fruit, and fragrance reminds us that plants make our lives possible and enjoyable. Plants appeal to the senses - visitors of all ages are captivated by the sights, smells, sounds and textures that surround them in the Conservatory. Fee is for transportation. Meals are on your own! 16
Spring 2014 SPRING 2017 “CHICAGO” AT THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS WASHINGTON, DC
Trip number: 28798 Saturday, April 8 Fee: $159 Leave 11:00am, Return 5:00pm Chicago, which opened to rave reviews in 1996, now has the distinction of being the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Set amidst the razzledazzle decadence of the 1920s, the musical is a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz. Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she hires Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. With show-stopping numbers, astonishing dancing, and a healthy dose of razzle dazzle, Chicago is a heart-pounding spectacle. Velma Kelly and Foxy Roxie Hart bring down the house in this six-time Tony winner! Before the show enjoy lunch on your own at the KC Café on the roof terrace level and the gift shop located on the Hall of States! Recommended for age 13 and up. Fee includes transportation and show ticket!
“JONAH” AT SIGHT & SOUND THEATRE LANCASTER, PA
Trip number: 28799 Friday, April 21 Fee: $139 Leave 9:30am, Return 8:30pm Jonah is a prophet and a man on the run. After a series of wild adventures, Jonah finds himself in the belly of a giant fish where God teaches him how to receive grace and extend mercy. Dive deep into this Bible classic as it springs to life on stage in jaw-dropping scale with a world-class cast, spectacular special effects and live animals - on stage and in the aisles. This is not your average fish tale! Sight & Sound Theatre is the largest faith-based live theatre in the country and has been described as “Christian Broadway.” Explore the special qualities that make each Sight & Sound production an experience you’ll never forget! Before the show enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at Miller’s Smorgasbord and shopping at the Gift & Bake Shop, Ruthies, The Quilt Shop, The Tee Parlour, The Bible History Exhibit, and Twin Brook Winery. Fee includes transportation, Smorgasbord lunch and show admission.
DAY TRIPPERS FRONT PORCH TEA ROOM HIGH TEA & LUNCH, TOUR OF HAINES SHOE HOUSE, AND A VISIT TO BROWN’S ORCHARD & FARM MARKET PENNSYLVANIA
Trip number: 28800 Fee: $79
Friday April 28 Leave 8:30am, Return 6:30pm
Welcome to The Front Porch Tea Room located in the quaint town of Hallam, Pennsylvania nestled among the rolling hills of Pennsylvania for a Tea Luncheon. Relax and enjoy the warm friendly service, and the beauty and quite charm of this Victorian hill top home built in the center of town. From the homes expansive front porch, surrounded by large old trees and flower gardens, you are invited to step back in time and leave the hustle and bustle of the modern world behind. Don’t rush! While sipping a cup of their freshly brewed aromatic tea and enjoying the specially prepared High Tea Lunch you can easily imagine an era when ladies wore fashionable hats, and manners and civility were a way of life. Take time to browse through the rooms filled with antiques, gifts, tea items and handmade crafts. Following your Tea Luncheon, we will stop at the Roadside America Attraction “Haines Shoe House” and take the tour! Lovingly restored and decorated, the owner says she and her husband still occasionally stay here. It inspires the imagination to think that a savvy businessman conceived of the house and was able to realize his creative vision. You can have an ice cream and obtain delightful souvenirs in the gift shop. On our way home, we will stop at Brown’s Orchard & Farm Market, nestled among the rolling hills and valleys of Southern York County. At this unique country market you will find a wide variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables and much, much more all under one roof. Take home some Pennsylvania Dutch foods, fresh baked breads, meats, soups, and salads made fresh daily. Fee includes Transportation, High Tea Lunch and Shoe House tour!
Spring 2014 SPRING 2017 ANNUAL OCEAN CITY “SPRINGFEST” OCEAN CITY, MD
Trip number: 28801 Friday, May 5 Fee: $64 Leave 7:30am, Return 6:30pm Enjoy a day of fun in the sun, great food, entertainment, arts and crafts. Explore the ‘Springfest’, at your own pace. Visit the four huge big top tents located at the Inlet Lot at the South end of Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk. Entertainment takes place on 2 stages throughout the day for your enjoyment! Food vendors will be serving up Eastern Shore delicacies and a wide assortment of foods for your tasting pleasure. Visit all the Local boardwalk shops and amusements while enjoying the view of the Ocean and beach. Fee is for transportation. Meals are on your own.
THE 84TH ANNUAL DOVER DAYS FESTIVAL: CELEBRATION OF THE FIRST STATE HISTORY DOVER, DE
Trip number: 28802 Sunday May 7 Fee: $54 Leave 8:30am, Return 5:30pm It is a celebration of history, heritage, culture and the arts. The festival is a blend of traditions and modern attractions that brings people to Delaware from all over the Mid-Atlantic Region. Dover Days is one of Delaware’s longest-running events that celebrates First State history. Here are a few fun facts about Dover Days: The event was started in 1933 as a home and garden tour; It is a jam-packed weekend of fun for the whole family -- from the Kids Zone to the classic car show and 350 artisans, crafters and food vendors; you’ll find something for everyone! You can see children in colonial attire dancing around the maypole on Dover’s historic Green and explore Revolutionary War, Civil War and World War II encampments. Visit Woodburn, the home of the Governor. More than 40 food purveyors will serve up everything from barbecue to popcorn, peanuts and pizza. Fee is for transportation. Meals are on your own.
CHANTICLEER GARDENS & ESTATE TOUR AND VISIT TO TERRAIN AT STYERS GARDEN CENTER PENNSYLVANIA
Trip number: 28803 Friday, May 19 Fee: $79 Leave 7:15am, Return 6:15pm Upon our arrival to Chanticleer we will experience a guided tour of the gardens and the estate. Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America. The garden is a study of textures and forms, where foliage trumps flowers, the gardeners lead the design, and even the drinking fountains are sculptural. Today’s Chanticleer is a colorful, contemporary garden within an historic setting. Come discover why London’s Financial Times calls the garden “planted to perfection” and Garden Design magazine describes it as “America’s most inspiring garden.” Upon the conclusion of our tour we will travel to a nearby Cracker Barrel Restaurant for lunch and shopping on your own! On our way home we will make a stop at Terrain at Styers Garden Center in Glen Mills, PA. The garden center’s focus is on their nursery and greenhouses filled with every annual, perennial, tree, bush, vase, terrarium, and gardening tool you could ever need. With products for your garden, for your home and for you, Terrain is more than a quick shopping trip, it’s a total experience. Fee includes transportation and tour! Lunch and shopping on your own! 20
Spring 2014 SPRING 2017 THE VINTAGE VIRGINIA WINE FESTIVAL
BULL RUN SPECIAL EVENTS CENTER, CENTREVILLE, VA Trip number: 28804 Saturday, June 3 Fee: $79 Leave 10:00am, Return 4:00pm Welcome to Northern Virginia’s Best Wine Festival! Come try your favorite wines, find new favorites and take them home to enjoy. The event features tastings offered by more than 50 wineries including over 250 awardwinning Virginia wines, educational seminars on food pairing, fine art exhibits, children’s activities, food and live entertainment. Although wine is the highlight of the event, there is also plenty of great food available. Don’t miss the Maryland crab cakes, artisan breads, gourmet cheese, and more. Fee includes transportation and wine tasting entrance admission! Meals are on your own!
100 YEARS OF AMERICAN MUSICAL HERITAGE THE PENNSYLVANIA OPRY MERCERSBURG, PA
Trip number: 28806 Thursday, June 8 Fee: $79 Leave 9:45am, Return 6:45pm From Ragtime to Rock-n-Roll! It’s an all American Revue! Join the Pennsylvania Opry on a thrilling musical journey through 100 years of American popular music heritage. We’ll start with music from The Civil War era and travel 100 years though time to the era of Civil Rights. This is an all new show for 2017! Come and join The Pennsylvania Opry for some good ol’ fashioned family entertainment at the Star Theatre in Historic Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Opry takes you on a journey back to a better time with all your old favorites and more! Come experience the music and entertainment of Pennsylvania’s premier musical variety show. People are visiting The Pennsylvania Opry from all over the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. You’ll enjoy it too! Before the show enjoy a buffet lunch at Keystone Family Restaurant. After the show we will make a stop at the popular Blue Goose Marketplace! Fee includes transportation, buffet lunch and show admission!
DAY TRIPPERS JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, TOBY’S DINNER THEATRE COLUMBIA, MD
Trip number: 28808 Fee: $79
Saturday, June 17 Leave 5:00pm, Return 11:00pm (Evening Show) Bring the entire family to this Old Testament story of Joseph, his brothers and his amazing coat as it comes to vibrant life through uplifting song and dance. Country, Calypso, Pop, Rock and Roll – this non-stop, eclectic score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is the reason ‘Joseph’ is one of the world’s most popular musicals. Travel down the Nile and see the wonders of ancient Egypt as Joseph discovers that “Any Dream Will Do.” Suitable for all ages! This unique venue, with amazing performances ‘in-the-round,’ provides each guest with a dynamic interactive experience and a great view, with no seat more than 30 feet from the stage. Additionally, Toby’s is one of the few regional dinner theatres featuring a live orchestra. At Toby’s, we offer a 25-item salad bar, carving station, a plentiful buffet uniquely selected by our chef for each show, desserts and a make-your-own ice cream sundae bar. With our full service bar you can enjoy a cocktail, beer, wine or Toby’s signature show drink which is served in a take home souvenir glass. Show is suitable for all ages! Fee includes: Transportation, Dinner Buffet and Show! Alcoholic beverages are on your own!
Spring 2014 SPRING 2017 SHEPHERDSTOWN STREET FEST SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV
Trip number: 28809 Saturday, June 24 Fee: $53 Leave 8:00am, Return 4:00pm This is a festival about all what is unique, artistic, and welcoming in Shepherdstown! It is an event for Everyone! Come to Shepherdstown and spend the day. A friendly town, a fun bunch of people and you encouraged you to browse, buy, eat, drink, and enjoy the music. Understanding the wide array of music talent that will be descending on this town is the best way to comprehend why for music lovers this is a must-attend musical festival. But the surprise that awaits the visitors is the artisan gallery with over fifty plus juried vendors showcasing their wares down German Street. The artisan gallery is the best in the Shenandoah Valley. The festival has a food gallery as well as the air-conditioned restaurants where one can take a break and enjoy local fare. Enjoy Almost Heaven Taters to Asian Fusion to Pork BBQ Stone and Shipley. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this historic town!! Fee is for transportation! Meals are on your own.
“CELEBRATE LANCASTER” DOWNTOWN, LANCASTER, PA
Trip number: 28810 Friday, June 30 Fee: $64 Leave 1:30pm, Return 11:45pm Celebrate Lancaster showcase’s the cultural and diversity of the people who live and work here with local foods, locally crafted beer and wine and also professional, local and regional entertainment. Join the fun and festivities! Full of fun and family entertainment for everyone! Join us for great food, music, and crafts by the local Lancaster citizens. Two tents show off musical talent of local performers while the entire downtown area is devoted to food and local artists. A celebration of culture and diversity with two stages of music, over 20 food vendors, two beer/ wine areas and fireworks! This festival shows off the culture and diversity of the Lancaster people. On the way to Lancaster we will stop at Shrewsbury Markets. If you are visiting for the first time, you can’t miss the authentic PA Dutch farmers’ market experience The Markets at Shrewsbury has to offer. You’ll find the best from all across Dutch Country, our farmers market is proud to bring our guests good fun and great shopping – The Way It Used To Be! Fee is for transportation. Meals are on your own! 23
SOAR & DAY TRIPPERS
WITHDRAWAL & REFUND GUIDELINES FOR TRIPS* The withdrawal and refund policy pertains to all Recreation programs unless otherwise noted in the description or facility rental agreement. Withdrawal Request Received:
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Full amount of the trip cost if a replacement is not found. If a replacement is found, you will be charged a $25 fee.
On or after the start date of the trip
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If Recreation cancels a trip, changes a location or time and you cannot attend, or the program is full, you will receive a full credit to your Recreation account or a refund. Your written request must include the participant’s name, payer’s name, address, phone number, course number, and reason for withdrawal. All credits will be posted to your Recreation account unless a refund is specifically requested. All refunds will be issued to the payer in the same form (check or charge) as the payment was received. Refunds will be processed within 2-3 weeks of receipt of your written request. *This policy varies from the one listed in the Guide to Recreation and Parks due to the nature and financial commitments of the program.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A PARTICIPANT YOU, the Participant, assume all risks associated with participation in the program. The County assumes no liability for injury or damages arising from participation in the program. Due to the strenuous nature of some activities, the County encourages each participant to consult his or her physician concerning fitness to participate in the program. The participant consents to emergency treatment. The participant also consents to the County’s use of any photographs taken or videotapes made of the program. 24
Senior Outdoor Adventures in Recreation
GO WILD AND TAKE A SAFARI Halifax, PA
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