Mendota Area Departures

THURSDAY & FRIDAY, AUGUST 13 & 14, 2015 -- LUCKY LADIES / GIRLS DAY OUT

Pack your bag, put in your lucky rabbit's foot, warm up the credit card, and get ready to be "All Shook Up"! You won't want to miss this exciting 2-day adventure to Indiana, Michigan and back to Chicago for a game of Bingo! Included in our adventure are: Tour of the Jacob Henry Mansion with breakfast buffet, Performance of All Shook Up at Theatre at the Center with lunch included, evening dinner at Shoreline Brewery with taste testing available, overnight stay at Four Winds Casino with extras, shopping at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, relaxing wine tasting at Shady Creek Winery, lunch at B & J's American Cafe, a walk in the gardens at International Friendship Gardens, a quick stop at the Albanese Candy Factory, and finishing with a unique performance of We Gotta Bingo which includes dinner and lots of hilarious antics.

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* Sign-Up Time: Tuesday, June 2 at 8:00 A.M.

* Cost: $298 Double / $383 Single

* Fee Includes: All tours, tickets for performances, meals as listed on flyer, transportation, taxes and tips.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015 -- ARCHITECTURAL TOUR IN CHICAGO

You won't want to miss this remarkable river cruise along the Chicago River and hear the history behind many of the famous "cloud busters" (skyscrapers as they are now commonly known). No matter which direction you look from the deck, yet another story looms up from the riverside related in fascinating detail by an expert guide. Following our 90-minute excursion, we will relax and enjoy a unique culinary experience at Geja's Café. The mouth-watering fondue courses of salad, cheese, meat, and dessert will indulge your tastebuds in a very satisfying experience.

* Sign-Up Time: Open for Reservations Now

* Cost: $105

* Fee Includes: River cruise, lunch, transportation, taxes and tips


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2015 -- JEWELRY, FASHION & ACCESSORIES SHOW, Rosemont, 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!

* Sign-Up Time: 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.

* Sign-Up Time: Tuesday, August 4 at 8:00 A.M.

* Cost: $82

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


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2015 -- CHRISTMAS WITH VISTA CLUB, Polo, IL

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 music and food, compliments of Vista Club. 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.

* Sign-Up Time: To be determined

* Cost: To be determined

* Fee Includes: To be determined


For more information on the Mendota departures please contact:

Jill Becker: 815.539.1526 or jbecker@firststatebank.biz

Jean Simkins: 815.539.1524 or jsimkins@firststatebank.biz