Bloomington Area Departures
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016 -- BREAKFAST WITH THE CLUB, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Where do you fall on the scale of organization?!?! Are you organized, cluttered, or on the verge of hoarding? Do you know the difference between a collection and a hoard? Just in time for spring cleaning, Becky Rogers, owner and founder of Organize My Clutter, will join us for our annual kick-off breakfast. The BCPA is hosting our event and will provide a docent led tour "Beyond-the-Curtain" to share a behind-the-scenes look at everything that takes place at the BCPA. This meeting is open to all, so don't forget to invite friends to come and enjoy this event.
8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Featured Presentation by Becky Rogers from Organize My Clutter
9:30 a.m. Vista Club Overview of 2016 Day and Extended Trips
10:00 a.m. Guided Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the BCPA
Fee: $5 per person
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 22, 2016
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016 -- "THE KING AND I" -- All-inclusive day at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago, IL
Join Vista Club for an amazing day all at the Lyric Opera House. We begin with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour at the Lyric Opera house. Upon entering the Ardis Krainik Theater, we will learn about the art deco interior. Our personal guide will provide an up-close and personal view from behind-the-scenes of how this theater brings the operatic stage craft to life. Following our exclusive tour, we will enjoy a delicious noon meal in the beautiful Pedersen Room where we will enjoy a unique dining experience. This fine-dining restaurant only serves select ticket holders for that day's show. After lunch, we will enjoy a matinee performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's acclaimed musical... "The King and I." Leave the worries of driving and parking in Chicago with Vista Club. Don't miss out on this all-inclusive day at the Lyric Opera House
Fee includes: Private Behind-the-Scenes Tour, plated lunch in the Pedersen Room, performance of "The King & I," deluxe motor coach transportation, all taxes and tips (which includes the driver tip).
Departure Time: 6:50 a.m. in Bloomington, Routes 18 & 251 at 7:30 a.m., Flying J in LaSalle at 8:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2016
TUESDAY, MAY 3 -- SENIOR EXPO, PARKE HOTEL
Come visit our Vista booth at this annual day for seniors.
SATURDAY, JUNE 4 -- SHRED DAY AT FIRST STATE BANK
Bring all those old papers, forms, documents that you want to have shredded. FSB and Vista Club are offering our members the opportunity to dispose of any confidential materials in a secure fashion -- at NO COST!
SATURDAY, JUNE 18 -- LADIES DAY, Indianapolis, IN
This Ladies-Day-Out takes us to Indianapolis, IN to the beautiful Indianapolis Museum of Art. Discover some of the amazing properties attached to this beautiful location. Our day begins with a docent-led tour of Lilly House. This 22-room mansion was once owned by the late J.K. Lilly Jr who was a business man, collector, and philanthropist. Known historically as Oldfields, the estate also features beautiful gardens which you will enjoy on a tour. Our group will divide into two groups so the docents may provide the best experience possible while touring both locations. Following our tours, enjoy a delicious lunch in a private room overlooking the colorful gardens. After lunch you will be on your own to enjoy the Indianapolis Museum of Art and gift shop at your leisure.
From the museum, we will travel a short distance to The Cake Bake Shop. This storybook cake shop features a tasty variety of cakes, cookies, and delightful beverages you may enjoy. This tranquil setting features gift items for purchase along with tasty cakes and pies you may purchase to bring home with you. This elegant and sophisticated French setting provides the perfect finish to our ladies day in Indianapolis.
Registration by: Friday, May 20
Fee Includes: Lilly House and Garden Tours, Lunch, Art Museum Admission Fee, motorcoach transportation, taxes & tips
Departure Time: TBD
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 -- SENIOR EXPO AT BONE CENTER AT ISU CAMPUS
This annual Expo is lots of fun and exciting with new things every year! Come visit the Vista booth to see what fun we have in mind!
AUGUST 12 & 13 (FRIDAY & SATURDAY) -- CUBS VS. CARDINALS AT WRIGLEY FIELD & OVERNIGHT IN CHICAGO
Who will top this year's NL Central Division? Let's find out together as we travel to the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. If last year's match up between the Cubs and the Cards wasn't exciting enough, well we have another opportunity for you to come cheer on your favorite team in the second half of the 2016 season. On Friday afternoon, August 12, the Cubbies will take on the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. We will leave on Friday morning in time for trip attendees to enjoy some of the sights and sounds of Wrigleyville before the game. Following the game, we will travel to our overnight accommodations at the Hampton Inn Majestic Hotel located in the heart of the theater district. You may join the group for dinner at The Italian Village OR venture out on your own for the evening (trip price subject to evening option).
After enjoying a complimentary breakfast at the hotel, we will travel to a Swedish Bakery for a presentation along with time to purchase some yummy pastries. Once energized with Swedish de-lights, we will travel to the McCormick Bridgehouse and River Museum for a guided tour inside the Bridgehouse along with a tour of the River Muse-um. You will have some time to stroll along the Riv-er area to enjoy a bite for lunch or just enjoy the scenery. After lunch on your own, we will travel to the Chicago Architectural Foundation for a unique city view. Join us as we take an "L" Train Tour. We will enjoy a guided tour in small groups as we ex-plore the history of the L Train along with enjoying some unique views of Chicago architecture during our tour. Only 15 minutes of this will actually be on the train. Then, we will begin the ride home and maybe check on how your favorite team is playing on Saturday afternoon.
Cost: $314 pp Double, #277 pp Triple, $424 pp Single
Trip Fee Includes: Game, Dinner at Italian Village, Breakfast at hotel, Swedish Bakery Presentation, McCormick Bridgehouse Tour, "L" Train Tour, hotel, Motorcoach transportation, driver tip & taxes.
(NOTE: Trip fee will be adjusted IF you would like to go out on your own Friday night)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 -- DINNER CRUISE ON SPIRIT OF PEORIA
Join us for a fun night out as we travel to Peoria to enjoy an evening dinner cruise. We will dine onboard the steamboat prior to departure. The musical cruise features Jimmy Buffet style music (and dancing) as we cruise along the river. Sit back and enjoy the music as we travel the Illinois River and view the Peoria skyline. You are welcome to enjoy beverages from the cash bar provided on board.
Fee includes: Cruise, dinner, transportation, taxes, and tips
Schedule: Depart Bloomington: 6:00 p.m., Depart Steamboat: 10:45 p.m.
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 19
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19 -- PLACE DE LA MUSIQUE/SANFILIPPO MANSION, Barrington Hills, IL
This trip features a visit to the world renowned Sanfilippo Estate for a private guided tour of "Place de la Musique." We will have lunch before and stop at Fisher Nut Outlet Store (owned by the Sanfilippo Family) following the tour. This is your DON'T MISS trip for the year! More details will follow.
DECEMBER, 2016 -- ALL VISTA CHRISTMAS PARTY
Stay tuned for more fun and camaraderie with your fellow Vista Club members from ALL branches. Last year was such a fun adventure that we decided to repeat this in 2016. Stay tuned for more details and an exact date!
For more information on the Bloomington departures please contact:
Evon Long: 309.663.6300 ext. 821 or email@example.com