Bloomington Area Departures

Friday, September 5 – "Breakfast with the Club"

Featuring the Mayor of Bloomington, Tari Renner, and the Mayor of Normal, Chris Koos. This morning we will get to hear directly from our community leaders about the Twin Cities. Do you have a question you have been longing to ask your Mayor? Now is your chance to have your question answered. We want to maximize our time with the Mayors so they can answer as many questions as possible. To do so, we respectfully ask that you send your questions to me by Tuesday, September 2nd. This event is open to all. Please invite your friends to join us at this event. (More information is coming soon.)

We will also be including a presentation on the September 2015 "Mackinac Island & Fall Folliage Trip" following the Mayors' Q & A.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 3

October 15 - "Place de La Musique" at Sanfilippo Mansion

One of Vista Club's most popular trips is back. Join us as we travel to the estate of the Sanfilippo family, owner of the Fisher Nut Company. This world-renowned estate is known for its magnificent collections of beautifully restored antique music machines, phonographs, arcade and gambling machines, chandeliers, the world's largest restored theater pipe organ, the most spectacular European Carousel in existence, street and tower clocks and steam engines, all displayed within a breathtaking French Second Empire setting. Join us for a tour of this phenomenal estate.

Cost: $90

Registration Deadline: Open now through Monday, September 15

Fee includes: Lunch, Mansion Tour, Outlet Store Stop, transportation, taxes and tips

Departure: 7:45 AM at Bloomington, 9:00 AM at Mendota Civic Center OR 9:30 AM at Rochelle Petro, 10:45 AM at Charlestown Mall, St. Charles

December 7 - Beef & Boards Christmas Show

Fa La La La La - Join us this holiday season as we travel East to Indianapolis to Beef & Boards Dinner Theater for their annual Christmas Show Spectacular. The season is beautifully celebrated through song and story in this original production that has become a family tradition. Enjoy a buffet style lunch prior to the show and a delicious chocolate store stop after the show.

Cost: $109

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 27

Fee includes: Noon Buffet, show, transportation, taxes and tips

Departure: More info to follow

December 29 - Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, IL

Do you have family coming for the holidays and are looking for something different to do? Come along with Vista Club on a trip designed for the whole family! Celebrate the magic of Christmas as we travel to Brookfield Zoo for a spectacular evening to enjoy as you wish, while we are there.The main event begins at 4:00 PM and will feature over a million lights among the extravagant displays including a talking tree, Light Spectacular at the Reptile & Bird house, a laser show, ice carving, and a host of featured shows and fun activities throughout the park.

Cost: Vista Members: $55 / Kids: $55 / Adults: $59

Registration Deadline: Friday, December 5

Fee includes: General admission to the park, transportation, taxes, and driver tip.

Departure: 10:30 AM from Bloomington / Return approx. 10:30 PM in Bloomington

January 31, 2015 - Comedian Jeanne Robertson, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomington, IL

If you have never seen her show, you are in for a great treat! Jeanne Robertson will bring her humor and her Southern Charm to Bloomington, and you will laugh until your sides hurt and your mascara runs down to your neck! For one night only, you can see her in person, and Vista Club has reserved a block of tickets at a very good price! Reserve your seat today.

Cost: $23 per person

Registration Deadline: Monday, December 1 -- only a limited number of tickets can be obtained

Fee includes: Show ticket only (no transportation will be included unless specific requests are made which would then impact the price)

For more information on the Bloomington departures please contact:

Evon Long: 309.663.6300 ext. 821 or