Fox Valley Area Departures

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2015 -- "GAELIC STORM" -- Egyptian Theatre, DeKalb, IL

Enjoy the music of this chart-topping, multi-national Celtic Band in their performance at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb and treat your Valentine to a special evening of fun with Vista Club friends. This band has built a loyal following as diverse as the band's own music by infusing traditional Celtic music with modern influences. They will be mixing crowd favorites and concert staples with previously unreleased recordings, including "Whiskey in the Jar" and "Irish Party in Third Class" from the Titanic. Prior to the performance, you can drool and purchase handmade chocolates at The Confectionary, followed by dinner at the Hillside Restaurant with a choice of (3) entrees: Pan Fried Almond Trout, Beef Stroganoff, or Chicken Saltimboucca. Registration is open.

Cost: $75 per person

Registration: Open now through February 1, 2015

Fee Includes: Transportation, dinner, taxes, tips, and performance

Departure: First State Bank, 2601 Oak St., St. Charles at 4:30 p.m.


If you have laughed along with the Church Basement Ladies previously, don't worry ... this is an all new show! In this latest and final installment of the series, we will be transported back to 1979 and the day of the church's Centennial Celebration. If you have ever attended a church potluck supper, you will feel right at home as the parishioners gather to share hot dishes, cookie bars, and stories from the last 100 years. The day includes a sumptuous lunch including dessert along with a dazzling pre-show revue by the "Bootleggers" (performing wait staff).

On our way home we will stop at the Quad Cities Botanical Center for a tropical escape and Chocolate Tour. This tour takes a closer look at the sweet lure of chocolate. Our addiction to chocolate began more than 3000 years ago in Central America. We'll examine the fascinating history of chocolate, follow the chocolate-making process, taste several exotic-flavored fudges, and make a visit to a chocolate tree (and other highlighted plants) in the tropical conservatory.

Cost: $90 per person

Registration: Open now through March 2015

Fee Includes: Lunch, performance, Botanical Center tour, motor coach transportation, taxes and tips

Departure: 9:30 AM from First State Bank Rochelle parking lot, return approx. 6:30 PM.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015 -- BREAKFAST, First State Bank in St. Charles, IL

Vista Club and Diane Adduci of Blue Cross/Blue Shield IL will present "Understanding Medicare" along with any 2015 updates. Discover what you need to know before you turn 65, how to enroll in Medicare, and the latest changes under the Medicare program. Stay for a Question & Answer session.

FREE Breakfast is included!

Location: First State Bank, 2601 Oak Street, St. Charles, IL

RSVP by: April 20 to Shelly (630) 584-7100 x51338

THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015 -- "DOUBLE BOOKED IN CABIN 4" & BARNACOPIA -- White Pines Theatre, Mt. Morris, IL

Oh-oh…Someone at the Pines goofed up… big time! Cabin #4 was rented to two different couples for the same weekend! Find out what happens when middle-aged Peggy and Frank find out that young Jackson and Jill have the same reserva-tion and both realize they will be sharing the same cabin for the weekend. See how a couple set in their ways blends with a couple that have a youthful style. Soon you will see how the "yuppies" are teaching the "old dogs" new tricks, and how each cou-ple learns from the other and watch how they bridge the cultural chasm!

Besides being treated to a show that will tickle your fun-ny bone, we will also enjoy a delicious lunch that in-cludes a 3-entree buffet, full salad bar, and cake during intermission. Coffee and tea are included.

After the show, we will visit a museum that will have no trou-ble bridging the age gap --

Barnacopia! The collection in this 3-level museum is sure to please both the young and old with it's collection of cars, trac-tors, and memorabilia from the 50's & 60's. Make sure to save room for ice cream!

R.S.V.P. by March 30, 2015

Cost: $60 per person

Cost includes: Transportation, lunch, show, museum, taxes and tips.

Depart: First State Bank, 2601 Oak Street, St. Charles at 9:30 a.m. Arrive back at 5:30 p.m.

For more information on the Fox Valley Departures contact:

Shelly Crowley, 630.584.7100 ext. 51338 or