Fox Valley Area Departures

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 -- BREAKFAST WITH THE CLUB -- "UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE, PARTS A & B"

9:00 AM Registration -- 9:30 AM Presentation by Diane Adduci of Blue Cross/Blue Shield -- Join us for coffee, donuts, juice, fruit, and information!

Please RSVP to Shelly at 630-584-7100, Ext. 51338 by 8-18-2014.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 -- "MAIL BOAT TOUR" in Lake Geneva, WI

Experience beautiful Lake Geneva, WI aboard the historic mail boat which actually delivers mail to the residents WITHOUT stopping! The energetic mail deliverers must jump on and off the boat to deliver the US mail despite the tricks played on them by the Lake residents. Then enjoy a a wonderful lunch at

Sprecher's, followed by a stop at Edwards Apple Orchard for fresh fruit and perhaps a surprise to satisfy your sweet tooth!

  • Registration: Open now through 8-4-2014
  • Cost: $100 per person
  • Fee Includes: Boat ride, lunch, orchard stop, transportation, taxes and tips
  • Departures: 6:30 AM from Rochelle Petro or 7:30 AM from St. Charles (times to be confirmed)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17--"TRAIN-ING DAY" – Barrington

We are extending an exclusive invitation to you to visit Wandering Tree Estate in Lake County, Illinois, the home of "the Train Lady" Elaine Silets. Internationally known for creating famous train gardens and landscapes for more than 20 years, Elaine's work has been featured in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, on Oprah, and much more. Elaine will welcome us as she opens her Shabui Garden Railway, a Japanese water and steam garden, where we can view the 6,000 feet of track, bridges, trestles, a waterfall and a lake. There is also a 1400 sq. ft. Railroad Museum designed to highlight famous Chicago landmarks and used to house her indoor trains. Lunch will be served at nearby Chessie's Restaurant where you will dine in a vintage 1927 train car! Reservations are very limited for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. A stop at Norton's USA is also on the agenda for the afternoon -- you can find thousands of items ALL MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Cost: $76 per person

Registration: Open now through September 12

Fee Includes: Tour, lunch, Green River transportation, taxes, and tips

Departure: 7:30 AM from LaSalle Flying J parking lot, 8:00 AM from Mendota Civic Center, 8:30 AM from Rochelle Petro parking lot (Fox Valley departure to be confirmed)


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 -- ACTIVE SENIOR EXPO

Stop in and say "Hello" at the FSB Vista Club booth. Expo will be held at the Prairie Events Center of the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, IL Show hours: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 -- "WHAT WOMEN WANT" EXPO

Visit us at the FSB Vista Club booth at this unique expo. The Show will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 150 S. Gary Ave., Carol Stream, IL Show hours: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 - "PLACE DE LA MUSIQUE" -- SANFILIPPO MANSION - Barrington, IL

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. Lunch is included at the Port Edwards Restaurant, and a stop at the Fisher Outlet store.

Cost: $90 per person

Registration: 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


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23 – JEWELRY, FASHION & ACCESSORIES SHOW IN ROSEMONT

Join us at the one of the largest trade shows in the U.S. -- purchase all of your retail products at wholesale prices! The Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. We have (4) hours to explore and search for all types of products in the Beauty & Style section or in the wonderful collection in the Home & Gourmet section. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping! Lunch will follow at Sweet Tomatoes in Lombard.

Cost: $49 per person

Sign-Up Date to Register: Tuesday, September 9 at 8:00 AM

Fee Includes: Show admission, motor coach transportation, lunch, taxes and tips

Departure: 8:00 AM from LaSalle Flying J parking lot, 8:30 AM from Mendota Civic Center, 9:00 AM from Rochelle Petro parking lot, Fox Valley to be advised.



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 – "A FIRESIDE CHRISTMAS" – Fort Atkinson, WI

The Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson, WI marked its 50th anniversary in 2014, and this milestone season will close with an all new edition of the popular holiday tradition. Named one of the country's finest attractions by the American Bus Association, the Fireside Christmas show has become a "must see" tradition for thousands of people throughout the U.S.Through songs, stories, and dance, this show captures the very heart and essence of the holiday season. The day includes a delicious lunch at the Fireside, and time to browse the wonderful gift shop.

Cost: $105 per person

Registration: Open now through November 3

Fee Includes: Show admission, motor coach transportation, lunch, taxes and tips

Departure: 8:30 AM from Rochelle Petro parking lot, Fox Valley pick-up to be advised.



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17 – "NEWSIES" – Oriental Theatre, Chicago

Newsies took New York by storm and now it's coming to Chicago to the Oriental Theatre! It is the smash-hit, crowd pleasing new musical from Disney. A heart pounding, high energy explosion of song and dance -- they delivered the newspapers until they made the headlines. Newsies was the winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Score and Best Choreography! This performance is in Chicago for four weeks only! Additional info to follow in the coming months.

Sign-Up Time: Tuesday, October 7 at 8:00 AM

Cost: To be determined

Fee Includes: Theater tickets, lunch, transportation, taxes, tips



For more information on the Fox Valley Departures contact:

Shelly Crowley, 630.584.7100 ext. 51338 or scrowley@firststatebank.biz