Fox Valley Area Departures

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 -- LAND, WATER & WINE, Starved Rock State Park & August Hill Winery, Utica, IL

You won't want to miss out on this tour through historic Starved Rock State Park and Utica, IL! We will begin with a delicious, hot lunch in the rustic dining room at the majestic Starved Rock Lodge. Then we will board the trolley to learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. SRSP boasts canyons, waterfalls, prairies, and sculptures spread through the park and, who knows, we may even see an eagle! We will also view the Lock & Dam and the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Next we will board the Belle of the Rock, an authentic paddlewheel boat, for a leisurely 50-minute river cruise on the picturesque Illinois River before returning to the Lodge and boarding our bus for the short trip to the charming Village of Utica.

Located in the heart of downtown we will find the August Hill Winery nestled between charming shops and the LaSalle County Historical Museum. Enjoy a wonderful experience in the beautiful new tasting room as an August Hill associate leads us through the tasting experience. We will be able to see, smell and taste how a glass affects wine and uncover the secrets of food and wine pairings.

* R.S.V.P. by August 10, 2015

* Cost: $94

Fee includes: Transportation, lunch, land and water tour, wine tasting, taxes, and tips.

Departs: Rochelle First State Bank at 9:00 a.m., Mendota Civic Center at 9:45 a.m., Fox Valley to be determined


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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. We are still considering another stop in the area that would be of interest.

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

* Cost: $82

* Fee Includes: Transportation, lunch, musical performance, taxes and tips


YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!!! We are treating members from all (4) Vista areas with a unique visit to Barnacopia where you will be amazed as you wander through the museum and view the collections that will awaken some of your fondest childhood memories, all while being entertained with festive music and scrumptious food and beverages -- all compliments of Vista Club. Plus there may be some EXTRA surprises! Next we venture over to White Pines Theatre for a delicious buffet dinner and a hilarious rendition of Scrooge – the Comedy. More details and cost to follow.

* R.S.V.P. by

* Cost: To be determined

* Fee Includes: Transportation, museum entrance, food, beverages, entertainment, dinner, musical performance, taxes and tips

For more information on the Fox Valley Departures contact:

Shelly Crowley, 630.584.7100 ext. 51338 or