CHERRY BLOSSOM CRUISE & LUNCH SEE PAGE 2 FOR DETAILS
SENIOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IN RECREATION Senior Outdoor Adventures in Recreation
GO WILD AND TAKE A SAFARI Halifax, PA
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SPRING 2020 WELCOME TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY RECREATION TRIPS AND TOURS
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. 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. Call the SOAR Trip Coordinator at 240-777-4926 to discuss your individual needs/concerns. 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. For more information contact the Day Trippers Coordinator at 240-777-4933. All trips depart from and return to the Olney Manor Recreational Park,16605 Georgia Avenue, Olney, Md.
SPRING REGISTRATION BEGINS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2020 AT 8:30 A.M.
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SENIOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IN RECREATION
SHADOWING MD SENATOR CHERYL KAGAN THROUGH THE STATE CAPITOL IN ANNAPOLIS, MD Trip number: 75933 Fee: $40
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Leave: 8 a.m., Return: 4 p.m.
New Tour. Get a glimpse into the busy life of Maryland Senator Cheryl Kagan during the legislative session. Watch as Senators debate a number of pressing policy issues. We will get a private tour of the Maryland State House, the oldest in continuous legislative use. After lunch, we’ll observe the Senate’s Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee as they hear from witnesses on various bills. Lunch is at the Capitol Building Cafeteria, not included. Official government issued photo ID required for admittance into the State Capitol Building.
CHERRY BLOSSOM CRUISE & LUNCH, SPIRIT CRUISE LINE, DC Trip number: 75934 Fee: $90
Thursday, April 2, 2020 Leave: 10 a.m., Return: 4 p.m.
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 music and a DJ who will lead line dancing and play music for other types of dancing by the participants.
SPRING 2020 TOUR OF THE FAMOUS HILLWOOD MUSEUM & GARDENS, DC Trip number: 75935 Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Fee: $70 Leave: 8:45 a.m., Return: 4 p.m. An audio assisted self-guided tour of Hillwood Museum and Gardens in DC features the most comprehensive assemblage of Imperial Russian fine decorative arts outside Russia and an extensive collection of 18th century French works of art. Founded by Marjorie Merriweather Post, the 25-acre estate features magnificent gardens. Lunch menu of salad, an assortment of sandwiches including veggie, chips, chocolate chip cookie and iced tea is included.
SPIES OF WASHINGTON TOUR, WITH GARY POWERS JR. Trip number: 75936 Fee: $55
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Leave: 8:15 a.m., Return: 4 :30 p.m.
The tour, guided by Gary Powers, Jr. will introduce you to many of the locations in and around Washington that have been associated with intelligence and counter intelligence activities. Gary will give a briefing on the Cold War and U-2 incident (his father was the downed pilot). â€œBridge of Spies,â€? starring Tom Hanks, depicted this historic event. The tour will pass spy drops and homes of notorious players in the spy business. We will also visit the National Cryptologic Museum. Lunch at the Pentagon City Mall Food Court, not included.
SENIOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IN RECREATION
THE WYETH STORY: TOURS OF THE ANDREW WYETH STUDIO, THE N.C. WYETH STUDIO AND BRANDYWINE MUSEUM, PA Trip number: 75937 Fee: $93
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Leave: 7:15 a.m., Return: 5:30 p.m.
Trip number: 75938 Fee: $93
Thursday, April 30, 2020 Leave: 7:15 a.m., Return: 5:30 p.m.
Be guided through the Andrew Wyeth Studio, a 19 century schoolhouse where the artist lived from 1940 until 1961 and continued to work until he died. The studio opened to the public in 2012 for the first time since his death in 2009. Andrew was known as America’s Artist because of his prodigious work for seven decades. We’ll also tour the house and studio of N.C. Wyeth, the great illustrator who died in 1945 when he and a grandchild were struck by a train. A visit to the Brandywine Museum, which houses a permanent collection of Wyeth’s works is also part of the tour. Lunch at the Brandywine River Museum restaurant is included.
“What you have to do is break all the rules.” Andrew Wyeth 1917-2009
SPRING 2020 WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC ST. MARY’S CITY, MD Trip number: 75939 Fee: $70
Thursday, May 7, 2020 Leave: 7:15 a.m., Return: 5:30 p.m.
Experience colorful living history, fascinating archaeology, and great natural beauty at Maryland’s first capital. St. Mary’s City is located in a beautiful tidewater landscape in Southern Maryland on the western shore of the Potomac River, near where it meets the Chesapeake Bay. Visit a tobacco plantation, the reconstructed State House of 1676, go aboard the re-created square-rigged “Dove” and visit the Woodland Indian Hamlet. Lunch included at St. Mary’s College.
GO WILD AND TAKE A SAFARI IN HALIFAX, PA Trip number: 75940 Fee: $59
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Leave: 7:15 a.m., Return: 6:30 p.m.
Experience exotic encounters, wildlife that you can touch, adventure you can feel on interactive Safaris at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park in Hailfax, Pa. Nearly 150 acres of rolling hills are scattered with herds of buffalo, elk, eland, yak, watusi and so much more. A guided safari tour 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, there is a Petting Zoo filled with friendly animals. Alligators, snakes, macaws and other surprises will thrill you in the Reptiles and Exotics building. Eye-opening presentations given throughout the day enlighten you on these fascinating creatures. Lunch, not included, at the park food stand, or bring your own.
SENIOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IN RECREATION HARRIET TUBMAN RIDING TOUR, MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE Trip number: 75941 Fee: $77
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Leave: 7:15 a.m., Return: 6:30 a.m.
Trip number: 75942 Fee: $77
Thursday, May 21, 2020 Leave: 7:15 a.m., Return: 6:30 a.m.
This tour will be guided by the tour director of the Harriet Tubman Museum in Cambridge, MD. We will learn about Harriet Tubman’s life and her heroic work guiding slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. We will visit sites that Harriet Tubman knew well and were historically significant landscapes of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad. We will also visit the new Harriet Tubman Visitors Center and the Harriet Tubman Museum. A delicious crab cake lunch, included, at the Canvassback Restaurant in Cambridge.
NEW TOUR WALKING TOUR OF PRES. LINCOLN’S ASSINATION, DC Trip number: 75943 Fee: $40
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Leave: 8:15 a.m., Return: 3:30 p.m.
New Tour. We will be guided on walking tour of the sites related to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by our DC guide, Rick. Why did John Wilkes Booth, America’s most popular actor, kill the president? We will stroll from the back alley of Ford’s Theater where Lincoln was assassinated to the White House and many points in between for 90 minutes examining many of the sites John Wilkes Booth visited earlier that day before killing Lincoln to learn the reasons for the most famous murder in America. Guide Rick Snider is a distant relative of assassin John Wilkes Booth and co-conspirator Mary Surratt. Lunch, not included, at Hamilton’s restaurant at 15th and F Streets, NW, or any restaurant of your choice in the area.
ANNUAL SAILING TRIP, CHESAPEAKE BAY Trip number: 75944 Fee: $85
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Leave: 8:15 a.m., Return: 3:30 p.m.
Trip number: 75945 Fee: $85
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Leave: 12:30 p.m., Return: 7:45 p.m.
Our ever popular sailing trip out of Annapolis is a great way to spend a relaxing day. Enjoy four hours under sail on a 76-foot-long sailboat with a professional captain and crew. A picnic lunch on board is included.
WALKING TOUR OF THE PENTAGON & TOUR OF THE CAISSON PLATOON “OLD GUARD” AT FORT MYERS, VA Trip number: 75946 Fee: $60
Thursday, July 30, 2020 Leave: 7:30 a.m., Return: 4:30 p.m.
Join historian Gary Powers, Jr. on a guided tour of the Pentagon and the “Old Guard” Caisson Platoon based at Ft. Myers next to Arlington National Cemetery. Docents will guide us on a one-hour tour through the corridors of the Pentagon. The tour dynamically highlights the respective missions of the five Armed Services. Involvement of the Caisson Platoon is an honor reserved for officers of the U.S. Military who are eligible to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. We’ll get a special behind the scenes tour at Ft. Myers that includes a presentation by a member of the U.S. Army’s elite Honor Guard and a chance to meet and pet these beautiful horses they tend. Lunch, not included, at the Pentagon City Mall food court. Registrants will be sent security information to be filled out and returned.
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Nationals vs. NY Mets 4:30 p.m. Nationals vs. Giants 1:30 p.m. Orioles vs. NY Yankees 4:30 p.m. Orioles vs. Red Sox 4:30 p.m.
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DAY TRIPPERS SOAR & DAY TRIPPERS
REGISTRATION INFORMATION *Normal Registration Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., 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. Fill out all of the information as accurately and as legibly as possible. All registrations that are mailed must be sent to the following address: Montgomery County Recreation, Attn: Registrar 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, Md. 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 mail-regardless 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 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, security code, authorized signature, and authorized amount. Please read the registration procedures carefully. Also note 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, 16605 Georgia Avenue, Olney, Md. This is at the traffic light at Georgia Avenue and Emory Lane. It is accessible by both automobile and public bus. Turn onto Emory Lane, and take the second left and follow signs for Skate Park and Ballfield #1. Unless noted, all motorcoaches are equipped with restrooms. Due to unforeseen circumstances, trip itineraries and fees may be altered. Customers will be notified 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), call 240-777-6870, TTY 240-777-6974 before the activity.
WITHDRAWAL & REFUND GUIDELINES FOR TRIPS*
The withdrawal and refund policy pertains to all Montgomery County Recreation programs unless otherwise noted in the description or facility rental agreement. Withdrawal Time Frame:
Withdraw Reason & Method:
Submit a written request by: Thirty (30) days or more before the start date of the trip
1. Email: Rec.FinanceOffice @MontgomeryCountyMD.gov 2. Mail: Montgomery County Recreation Attention: Refund Request 4010 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20902
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On or after the start date of the trip
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If Montgomery County 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 Montgomery County Recreation account or a refund. Your written request must include the participant’s name, payer’s name, address, phone number, trip 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 two to three weeks of receipt of your written request. *This policy varies from the one listed in the “Montgomery County Guide to Recreation and Parks”due to the nature and financial commitments of the program.
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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 prior to participating 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. 13
DAY TRIPPERS THE 2020 PHILDELPHIA FLOWER SHOW- RIVIERA HOLIDAY, PA Trip number: 75917 Fee: $89
Thursday, March 5, 2020 Leave: 7:30 a.m., Return: 6:30 p.m.
The 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, inspired by the worldâ€™s exotic Mediterranean gardens, invites you to fall in love with gardening all over again. Riviera Holiday beckons you to embrace your inner romantic and create a Mediterranean inspired garden of your own. Ornate pottery and patterned tiles, a well-placed pergola and abundant clusters of scented flowers, ornamental fountains and herb parterres provide irresistible appeal along with sustainable lower maintenance, water-wise options that are both responsive to and reflective of temperate conditions. The annual Flower Show is a top destination and must experience horticultural event, attracting over 250,000 visitors annually to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a showcase of excellence that dates to 1829. 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 and much more. The Flower Show ticket allows you to leave and return to the Flower Show. Across from the Pennsylvania Convention Center you may also visit the Reading Terminal Market, a fabulous food emporium, which includes 80 merchants and a multitude of food and shopping options. Fee includes transportation and general admission ticket. Meals and extra experience not included.
TEELIN IRISH DANCERS-WEINBERG CENTER, FREDERICK, MD Trip number: 75918 Fee: $84
Saturday, March 7, 2020 Leave: Noon, Return: 6 p.m.
Just in time for St. Patrickâ€™s Day, the Teelin Irish Dance Company Showcase celebrates the graceful beauty and thundering beats of Irish dance and music. Come experience the brilliant energy of Irish dance with cutting edge choreography of the Teelin Irish Dance Company that audiences have enjoyed for years. Before the Show have time on your own to experience and enjoy the restaurants and shops of Downtown Frederick that surround the beautiful Weinberg theatre. Fee is for transportation and show. Meals and concessions are on your own.
SPRING 2020 Spring 2014
LAW ENFORCEMNET MUSEUM GUIDED TOUR, DC Trip number: 75919 Fee: $82
Friday, March 13, 2020 Leave: 8:30 a.m., Return: 3:30 p.m.
The National Law Enforcement Museum is the newest can’t miss attraction in Washington, DC. Prepare to discover the most interactive museum in the Nation’s Capital. You will be able to solve a crime in the “Take the Case” exhibit. Go undercover in the “Covert Operations” Exhibit. Make the tough decisions as a 911 dispatcher and test your skills in the immersive training simulator. We will have a guided tour with the theme, ride along in history. Over a decade of planning and persistence in the making, the National Law Enforcement Museum has opened its doors to the public. Citizens and law enforcement professionals from diverse perspectives and backgrounds will have a place to share in the vibrant story of American law enforcement. Within the walls of the Museum’s strikingly contemporary exterior, artifacts from collection of more than 20,000 objects tell the story of American law enforcement “past, present, and future” and engage visitors of all ages in memorable, immersive and experiential exhibits. We will enjoy a boxed lunch after the tour with time after lunch on your own to explore. Fee includes transportation, guided tour and box lunch.
“KINKY BOOTS,” TOBY’S COLUMBIA, MD Trip number: 75920 Fee: $99
Sunday, March 22, 2020 Leave: 9:45 a.m., Return: 4:45 p.m.
The exhilarating true story that will lift your spirits to high-heeled heights. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Kinky Boots” features a joyous score by Cyndi Lauper. Inheriting his father’s bankrupt shoe factory, Charlie Price finds inspiration in Lola, a fabulous entertainer with wild ideas. Working together, they turn the factory around, embrace their differences and discover that you change the world when you change your mind. Toby’s is one of the few regional dinner theatres featuring a live orchestra. Enjoy a Sunday matinée brunch before the show. Toby’s offers a 25-item salad bar, carving station, a plentiful buffet uniquely selected by the chef for each show, desserts and a make your-own ice cream sundae bar. Fee includes brunch, show and transportation. 15
DAY TRIPPERS SWEET REMBRANCES TEA ROOM AND ROSEMARY HOUSE, MECHANICSBURG, PA Trip number: 75921 Friday, March 27, 2020 Fee: $82 Leave: 9:30 a.m., Return: 5:30 p.m. Trip number: 75922 Friday, April 3, 2020 Fee: $82 Leave: 9:30 a.m., Return: 5:30 p.m. Sweet Remembrances is located in a beautifully restored post-Civil War era red brick row home in historic downtown Mechanicsburg, Pa, just 15 minutes west of Harrisburg. Enjoy the pleasant, relaxed atmosphere of a traditional tearoom as you savor the delicious culinary delights unique to Afternoon Tea: a variety of four sandwiches, fresh fruit, two homemade warm-from-the-oven scones and three assorted petite desserts will complement your bottomless pot of properly brewed loose-leaf tea. Treat yourself and your friends to a welldeserved break as you relax and enjoy this charming Olde World tradition. The Rosemary House, located directly beside Sweet Remembrances is a herb and spice specialty shop that was established by Bertha P. Reppert in 1968 and is presently owned and operated by Susanna Reppert Brill. These two family businesses derived their names from rosemary, one of the oldest recorded herbs. It is also one of the most useful - for cooking, medicinally, in cosmetics, insecticides, and fragrances. In the language of flowers, it is the symbol of remembrance and sacred to friendship. Fee includes transportation and tea. We will make a seasonal stop after our tea en route home.
“QUEEN ESTHER,” SIGHT & SOUND THEATRE, LANCASTER, PA Trip number: 75923 Fee: $149
Saturday, April 18, 2020 Leave: 9:30 a.m., Return: 7:30 p.m.
Everyone has a story. Set in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire, Queen Esther is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. Esther’s ordinary life changed forever when she was taken through the palace doors, entering a new world of royalty and risk. With a crown on her head and a secret in her heart, can she find the courage to trust in God’s plan and believe that she was made for such a time as this? Experience one of the most riveting Bible stories of the Old Testament as it comes to life with magnificent sets, special effects and live animals in this brand-new, original stage production. Before the show enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at Miller’s Smorgasbord and shopping at the Gift and Bake shop along with the other adjacent shops to include Ruthie’s, The Tea Parlor, Mount Hope Winery. Fee includes transportation, buffet lunch and the show. 16
SPRING 2020 Spring 2014 KITCHEN SHOPPE GOURMET LUNCH, DEMO AND SHOPPING, PA Trip number: 75924 Fee: $84
Friday, April 24, 2020 Leave: 9 a.m., Return: 6 p.m.
Welcome to the Kitchen Shoppe & Cooking School which carries gourmet foods; kitchen gadgets and tools; cookware of the highest quality; small appliances such as slow cookers, pressure cookers, VitaMix; and everything in between. We will have a pre-set menu and our experience will include a full gourmet lunch (four courses), a cooking demonstration of the complete menu, coffee/tea/water, gratuity, and a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the event. After the demo we will have time to shop in the 20,000-item retail store. En route home we will make a seasonal market stop at one of our favorite farm markets if time and weather permit. Fee includes transportation, gourmet lunch and full menu demo.
NATIONAL CATHEDRAL FLOWER MART FESTIVAL, DC Trip number: 75925 Fee: $46
Saturday, May 2, 2020 Leave: 9 a.m., Return: 3 p.m.
Washington, D.C.â€™s annual outdoor festival for garden enthusiasts and families, the Flower Mart features annuals, perennials, landscape exhibits, Olmsted Woods and Garden Tours. The Flower Mart encircles Washington National Cathedral with its tents and includes more than 80 booths offering gardening items, handbags, jewelry, and much more. Self-guided tours of the Medieval Bishopâ€™s Garden and the beautiful Olmsted Woods and Amphitheater are available. The International floral displays inside the Cathedral, floral displays make the Nave even more breath-taking. Floral arrangements created by Washington Embassies give you a rare look at countries around the world through flowers. Food vendors will be stationed throughout the grounds offering a wide variety. Also, enjoy live entertainment throughout the day at various stages. Have lunch and visit the Cathedral and garden. All the available gardens and buildings will be open to visit. Fee is for transportation. May be cancelled in case of inclement weather. Please check the weather hotline at 240-777-4933.
DAY TRIPPERS GARDEN HOUSE TEA -ELKRIDGE FURNACE INN Trip number: 75926 Friday, May 8, 2020 Fee: $89 Leave: 9:30 a.m., Return: 5:30 p.m. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Inn is part of the Civil War Trail, Patapsco State Park and the Underground Railroad. The mansion ideally situated on approximately 13 beautifully landscaped acres, is a unique venue rich in history and picturesque backdrops in the eastern corner of Howard County. It is graced by beautiful linden, holly, and magnolia trees. A feeling of peacefulness exudes from the spacious patio and tent where we will be having a luncheon which includes four courses and tea. We will be pampered at this beautiful setting with customized menu choices. While we are enjoying our relaxing luncheon tea we will be entertained by a Harpist to enhance our experience. We will be able to enjoy the views, gardens and Mansion after lunch. Following lunch, we will make our way to a seasonal shopping experience if weather and time allow. Fee includes transportation, luncheon and harpist.
TOUR MAYMONT & LEWIS GINTER GARDENS, VA Trip number: 75927 Fee: $94
Friday, May 15, 2020 Leave: 7:30 a.m., Return: 6:30 p.m.
We will have a guided tour of Maymont Gardens and the estate where the grounds and gardens are like nothing else in the City of Richmond; expansive, unique, well-maintained and everchanging. Maymont’s grounds are diverse, with high bluffs, massive rock outcroppings, streams and ravines. Maymont’s spectacular Italian garden, Japanese garden and arboretum all date back to the Dooley’s (the owners) era and are highlights of any garden tour. We will tour the Romanesque-style mansion which was completed in 1893. The Dooley’s spent the next three decades filling its sumptuous interiors with treasures from around the world. After touring Maymont we will travel to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens which offers year-round spectacular gardens, dining and shopping. We will have lunch at the self-service Garden Café and Shop until the designated time of our guided tour of the gardens. It encompasses more than 40 acres and is home to a diverse collection of plants and wildlife. A classical domed conservatory is the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic. More than a dozen themed gardens include a healing garden, fountain garden, Asian valley and victorian garden. After touring you will have more time to shop at the Garden Shop with its distinctive merchandise. Fee includes transportation, admission and tours. Lunch, not included, at the Café on site. 18
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LIVIN’ IN THE USA, DALE & KIP YOUNG, GREEN GROVE GARDENS, PA Trip number: 75928 Fee: $74
Thursday, May 28, 2020 Leave: 9 a.m., Return: 6 p.m.
Join forever young Dale and Kip Young as they present, “Livin’ In the USA” at the Green Grove Gardens a premier event center with a renovated dairy barn and 40 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens in Southcentral Pa. The show is a powerful salute and tribute to God and Country and includes patriotic presentation, music and sing alongs. Forever Young features Dale Young on bass and vocals and Kip Calahan Young on vocals and guitar. Before the show enjoy a country dinner served family style with dessert served at intermission. Also includes fresh brewed sweet and un-sweetened tea, lemonade and full coffee bar. After the show we will have time to stroll the beautiful gardens. If time and weather permit, we will make a seasonal stop en route home. Fee includes transportation pre-show family style dinner and show.
SHEAR MADNESS, KENNEDY CENTER, DC Trip number: 75929 Fee: $72
Sunday, June 7, 2020 Leave: 1 p.m., Return: 6 p.m.
Shear Madness is one of the most popular productions in the world, delighting audience’s night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the action, a murder is committed, and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime. The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem. Voted “Best Comedy of the Year” seven times by the Boston Globe and recipient of the title “Best Play of the Year” by both the Chicago Sun-Times and the Philadelphia Enquirer, Shear Madness has also received the Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America and has been inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame, the first play ever to receive that accolade. Enjoy lunch or snack at the KC Café before the show own your own. Shop at the gifts shops and take in the incredible views of the city on the Roof Top Terrace. Fee is for transportation and show ticket. Meals and concessions are on your own. 19
DAY TRIPPERS MARYLAND LAVENDER FESTIVAL, SPRINGFIELD MANOR, MD Trip number: 75930 Saturday, June 13, 2020 Fee: $72 Leave: 9:30 a.m., Return: 4:30 p.m. Join us for a day at Springfield Manor Lavender Farm, a winery, distillery and brewery. Enjoy picturesque views, vendors, live music, food trucks, glasses and bottles of wine, pints & growlers of beer, handcrafted distilled spirits, educational seminars and demonstrations. Relax in the fragrant field, photograph the scenery, and shop the artisan vendors. Gifts, plants, dried lavender, and freshly cut bundles will be available for purchase. Enjoy free tastings of handcrafted distilled spirits including our award-winning Lavender Gin and Lavender Vodka. Limited to one per person. Must be 21 or older with a government issued photo ID. Lavender is a plant that thrives in direct sunlight. The event is hosted in the beautiful fields. There are limited areas of shade and lots of sunlight. Sunscreen, large hats, & umbrellas are recommended. Fee is for transportation admission, souvenir glass and glass of lavender lemonade. All meals and alcohol purchases are not included.
MEDIEVAL TIMES, DINNER & TOURNAMENT BALTIMORE CASTLE, MD Trip number: 75931 Fee: $79
Saturday, June 20, 2020 Leave: 2:45 p.m., Return: 7:45 p.m.
Experience a Father’s Day Feast fit for royalty as you travel through the mists of time to a forgotten age and a tale of devotion, courage and love at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Imagine the pageantry and excitement that would have been yours as a guest of the queen ten centuries ago. Enjoy an electrifying show featuring heroic knights on spirited horses displaying the astounding athletic feats and thrilling swordplay that have become hallmarks of this unique entertainment experience. Enjoy a “hands-on” dinner feast as the dynamic performance unfolds before you. A sweeping musical score and brilliant lights provide a fabulous backdrop for this spellbinding experience that blurs the boundary between fairy tale and spectacle. Before the show, be sure to browse the castle’s Hall of Arms to discover fascinating Medieval artifacts. Fee includes transportation, feast and tournament. Alcohol available, but not included.
National Cathedral Flower Mart Festival Washington, DC
See page 17 for more information.
Lavender Festival Thurmont, MD
See page 20 for more information.
SOAR / DAY TRIPPERS 4010 Randolph Road Silver Spring, Maryland 20902
Spring Trips & Tours Montgomery County Recreation Brochure for 2020.