Mendota Area Departures

JULY 9, MOTOWN MUSICAL, ORIENTAL THEATER, CHICAGO

We've been there ... we've seen it! "Mercy, Mercy Me" it's fabulous and there "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" to keep us away! According to Berry Gordy, "MOTOWN was a dream that happened to come true!" The story follows Berry Gordy's family and originating stars from the beginnings in 1938 through the rocky development years in the 60's and 70's when so many famous singers were added under the MOTOWN wing, culminating with the 25th Anniversary in 1983. Dinner will be on your own at the Grand Lux restaurant prior to the theater.

  • Cost: $109 per person
  • Registration: Open -- Call immediately if interested.
  • Fee Includes: Theater tickets, Green River transportation, and driver tip
  • Departure: 2:00 PM from Flying J Parking Lot in LaSalle, 2:30 PM from Mendota Civic Center, 3:00 PM from Rochelle Petro

THURSDAY, JULY 10 -- INFORMATIONAL EVENT FOR "NORTH TO ALASKA" -- SUMMER 2015

Join us to hear all of the details about our exciting adventure to Alaska in the Summer of 2015

6:30 PM at Mendota Elks Club, 707 Indiana Avenue, Mendota -- RSVP please to 815-539-1526 or 815-539-1524 by July 3 if you plan to attend the meeting.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 28--"DONNY & MARIE LIVE" – At the Paramount Theatre in Aurora

On a rare show tour away from Las Vegas, the Osmonds will be appearing at the Paramount Theatre and we have tickets! We have the chance to see them in this intimate theater setting where you will never be more than 102 feet from these superstars. The gleaming costumes, sizzling choreography, and their warm and playful personalities will shine at this show. We will have a private banquet dinner before the show at Two Brothers Roundhouse.

  • Sign-Up Time: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Cost: $156 per person
  • Fee Includes: Dinner, performance tickets. Wiersma Charter transportation, taxes, tips
  • Departure: 3:00 PM from Rochelle Petro, 3:30 PM from Mendota Civic Center, 4:00 PM from LaSalle Flying J parking lot

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. To complete our day, the motor coach will be stopping at Norton's USA where they sell ONLY U.S. made products. They offer over 3750 products from over 500 U.S. manufacturers -- help keep America working!

  • Sign-Up Time: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Cost: $76 per person
  • Fee Includes: Tour, lunch, transportation, taxes, tips
  • Departure: 7:30 AM from LaSalle Flying J parking lot, 8:00 AM from Mendota Civic Center, 8:30 AM from Rochelle Petro

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

Dinner on the way home. Additional info to follow in the coming months


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4--"CHRISTMAS AT THE MANSION"

The perfect start to the holiday season – a trip to the Sanfilippo "Place de la Musique" in Barrington Hills for a catered luncheon with wine in the Carousel House. This is the 44,000 square foot private residence of the Sanfilippo family, (owners of the Fischer Nut Company) which holds a treasure trove of antiques and collectibles. It's worth the trip just to see the Eden Palais Carousel. After lunch, we will move into the home itself for a musical organ concert featuring the world's largest restored theatre pipe organ. Seeing is believing! Wow! Additional info to follow in the coming months.

  • Sign-Up Time: Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00 AM
  • Cost: To be determined
  • Fee Includes: Tour, lunch, transportation, taxes, tips

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17 – TENTATIVE TRIP – "NEWSIES" – Oriental Theatre

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 Mendota departures please contact:

Jill Becker: 815.539.1526 or jbecker@firststatebank.biz

Jean Simkins: 815.539.1524 or jsimkins@firststatebank.biz