Fox Valley Area Departures


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Times: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Address: 150 S. Gary Ave., Carol Stream, IL


At the request of our members, we have scheduled our second annual trip to this fantastic show to be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. You can have it all with retail buying at wholesale prices! This is one of the largest trade shows in the U.S, and five a year hundreds of vendors congregate with apparel, accessories and a bustling shopping environment, and First State Bank Vista Club will be there. We plan to arrive about 9:30 a.m. and have 4 hours to explore and search for bargains! You will find friendly and inviting show staff and vendors dedicated to making your trade show experience a lot of fun. There is a fabulous assortment of treasures with a focus on Beauty & Style and a wonderful collection of Home & Gourmet products as well. Have a great time shopping for jewelry, fashion, accessories, gifts, décor and specialty items! We will stop for a late lunch at Harner's Bakery & Restaurant to rest our weary feet, and enjoy your choice of a plated lunch with yummy homemade dessert!

* R.S.V.P. Is Open Now for Reservations

* Cost: $52

* Fee Includes: Show entrance, lunch, taxes, and tip

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015 -- "ROUTE 66" -- Circa 21 Theatre, Rock Island, IL

In Circa '21's tradition of presenting musicals that feel as comfortable as your favorite sweater, Route 66 is a new romantic musical comedy featuring catchy story songs and clever down home lyrics that move to the rhythm of America. It is about two people falling in love not only with each other but also with the good ole U.S.A! The delicious Circa 21 plated lunch is included, and you can choose to have your dessert after lunch or at intermission. To further enhance your fun day out, we have also arranged a morning tour of the Quad City Botanical Center, which is comprised of an indoor tropical atrium, a physically enabling garden, a G-Scale garden train exhibit (seasonal), other thriving outdoor gardens, an educational greenhouse, a three-season event canopy, and gift shop. As a public garden they maintain hundreds of plants ranging from tropical varieties to regional zone 5 perennials. A garden for all seasons, the tropical atrium is splendid throughout the winter months, and the rare conifer collection is unique to the Quad Cities.

* Sign-Up Time: Open Now for Reservations

* Cost: $82

* Fee Includes: Garden tour, transportation, lunch, musical performance, taxes and tips


Our celebration for the Christmas Season begins at Barnacopia in Polo, IL. Starting at 1:00 p.m., enjoy food, fun, and fellowship with Vista Club members from ALL First State Bank locations.

 All decked for the holidays, this impressive 3-story barn/museum offers a variety of wonderful displays including antique tractors, cars, school room, toys, along with many other antiques you may recall from Grandma's house.

 Sit and relax to the Holiday Music presented by two different groups: Green-ridge Musical KaPeR Barber Shop Quartet & Dulcimers.

 Wander at your leisure and get re-acquainted with travelers you might have met on other Vista trips.

 Enjoy some delicious finger foods and Christmas cookies. Help us toast with your favorite beverage to the holiday season with your Vista friends.

The Vista Club Christmas Party continues as we travel to White Pines Dinner Theater where we will enjoy a delicious 3-meat Christmas buffet with all the trimmings, AND dessert (3:45 p.m.seating)! Then sit back and enjoy the hilarious Christmas play "Scrooge, the Comedy." Loosely based on "A Christmas Carol," this show has become an annual Christmas classic at White Pines. Offering side-splitting comedy and opportunities for audience participation, this wacky comedy will leave you in high spirits.

* Sign-Up Time: Registration is OPEN NOW

* Cost: $79

* Fee Includes: Self-guided tour of museum, musical group presentation, food, drinks, Christmas buffet and show, transportation, taxes and tips. All motor coach routes, locations, and time schedules will be available by early November.


THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016 -- "THE KING AND I" at Lyric Opera House, Chicago, IL

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016 -- "NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT" at Theatre At the Center, Munster, IN

For more information on the Fox Valley Departures contact:

Shelly Crowley, 630.584.7100 ext. 51338 or