Wednesday, June 10, 2020 — 42nd Street - Lyric Opera, Chicago, IL
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Wednesday, July 8, 2020 — What Happens in Vegas - Fireside Theatre, Ft. Atkinson, WI
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Sunday, August 9, 2020 -- Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee, WI
Back By Popular Demand!
Come along with us to cheer on the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs! Don’t fight the Chicago traffic or park miles away from the stadium and forget where your car is parked! Instead ride along with Vista Club to Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to see the Cubbies take on the Brewers. Don’t worry about cool temperatures or rain —in case of inclement weather, Miller Park’s fan-shaped roof can close in less than 10 minutes. We will have the same great seats as last year! When you work up an appetite cheering on the Cubs, delicious concessions and cold beverages are steps away from our seats! While at the game, we will enjoy traditions only experienced at Miller Park, like the 6th inning Sausage Races. Cheer on your favorite sausage: the Bratwurst, the Polish, the Italian, the Hot Dog or the Chorizo. Get your vocal cords ready — during the 7th inning stretch not only will we sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” we will also sing “Roll Out the Barrel” saluting Milwaukee’s beer-making history! We may be sitting in Brewer Country, but we will be singing “Go Cubs Go”! Wait list only.
COST: $120 per person
Fee Includes: Transportation, game admission, taxes and tips. Cancellations will be refunded if we are able to fill your vacancy.
Pick-up Schedule: Depart LaSalle Flying J at 8:30 a.m., Mendota Civic Center at 9:00 a.m., Rochelle Petro at 9:40 a.m. Return immediately after game is won!
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 — Innovators, Past and Present - Chicago, IL
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Friday, October 23, 2020 — Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories Show, Rosemont, IL
There is always something new at the Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show!! Whomever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping, that is why we are venturing to this tradeshow for our seventh year in a row where shoppers are able to purchase retail items at wholesale pricing. This show strives to bring you new and exciting merchandise and exhibitors to make your trip a successful one. You can shop-til-you-drop, browsing the huge selections of jewelry, scarves, purses, gold, silver, beads, gems, as well as home décor, toys, food (Nothing Bundt Cakes), clothing, leggings, and bedding! Fill your shopping bags with deals you won’t get anywhere else. Whatever your heart desires, this show will have it! Lots of stocking stuffers for everyone!!
The venue opens at 10:00 a.m. and our plan is to arrive at opening time to give you four full hours of shopping time! Each vendor accepts payments according to their own business practices; however, we have noticed in previous years that it is beneficial to have CASH on hand for smaller purchases and to make check-out faster.
After leaving the show, we will be enjoying lunch at Anyway’s Chicago Restaurant & Pub in Oakbrook Terrace. Partners George Lamberis and Brian Loprino purchased Red Wing Tavern & Grill and reopened it as Anyway’s Chicago Restaurant & Pub on February 13, 1995. The concept was to create a Pub & Restaurant similar to many of the establishments George would frequent in the north side neighborhoods of Chicago, which he felt the suburbs lacked. The idea for the name came from a local bar named ANY WAY in northern Greece where his family’s summer home was located. In naming the restaurant Anyway’s, George hopes his restaurant will be thought of in the same way each time the expression is used. Be ready to make your lunch selection when you register. Choices include: Pub Burger, Prime Rib Dip, Reuben, Chicken Caesar Salad and Anyway’s Pasta.
Call Vista Club today to reserve your spot and get a head start on your Christmas shopping on this very popular shopping extravaganza!!!
Fee Includes: Show entrance, lunch, motorcoach transportation, all taxes and tips. Any cancellations will be refunded if we are able to fill your vacancy.
Pick-up Schedule: Depart LaSalle Flying J at 7:20 a.m., Mendota Civic Center at 7:50 a.m., Rochelle Petro at 8:30 a.m. Return to Rochelle at approximately 5:15 p.m., Mendota at 5:55 p.m. and LaSalle and 6:25 p.m.
Thursday, November 5, 2020 — Voices of the Past - Skokie, IL
Join Vista Club as we remember our Veterans this November. On this trip, we will be hearing stories and experiencing lessons learned from the two most devastating wars the world has ever seen — World War I and II. From the formation of the first permanent division in the regular US Army during World War I, to World War II where that same First Division helped fight against the unspeakable inhumanity that was the Holocaust, forever memorialized in the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center.
Our first stop will be at the Cantigny First Division Military Museum for a self guided tour. The First Division was organized on June 8, 1917, for duty on the Western Front in World War I. This first permanent division in the regular US Army has seen action in all American wars since 1917, with the exception of the Korean War. Here you will learn about the different types of missions performed by the 1st Infantry Division with the information, in many cases, delivered by the voices of military veterans. Interactive exhibits apply virtual reality technology that is sure to leave a lasting impression. In addition to this, the museum also holds a tank park and historical vehicle fleet.
Vista Club will then experience a moving day at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, IL. The architectural features of the building affirm its place as both monument and memorial. A theme throughout the building is the journey from darkness to light, explicit in the exterior’s starkly divided dark and light wings, and carried out as the visitor travels through the interior.
Our time at the museum will begin with an included, catered lunch. Your deli box will include 3 mini sandwiches - turkey, corned beef and egg salad sandwich, fruit, pickle, cole slaw, cookie and water (vegetarian and gluten free options are also available).
Next, we will experience a private, docent led tour of the exhibits. The docents at the museum weave survivor stories throughout the tour, making the experience both powerful and personal. The Zev and Shifra Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition is a place where those familiar with the Holocaust and those learning about it for the first time can experience pre-war European life, ghettos and concentration camps, liberation and resettlement around the world through more than 500 artifacts, documents, photographs and a German rail car of the type used in Nazi deportations. It has a special focus on post-war life in Skokie, Illinois, which had the largest per capita population of Holocaust survivors outside of Israel, and sparked the museum’s eventual creation.
Following our tour, we will share one of the most powerful experiences of the day. Our group will spend time listening to and interacting with an actual Holocaust survivor as they recount their personal experiences. In the unlikely event that a survivor is unable to attend on the day of our tour, we will experience the Abe & Ida Cooper Survivor Stories Experience. This holographic theatre provides a high-definition holographic interview recording paired with voice recognition technology which enables survivors to tell their deeply moving personal stories and respond to questions from the audience, inviting visitors to a personalized, one-on-one “conversation”.
“Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.” — Anne Frank’s Diary
Such powerful words from such a little girl...may we never forget.
Fee Includes: Lunch, transportation, tours, taxes and tips. Cancellations will be refunded if we are able to fill your vacancy.
Pick-up Schedule: Depart LaSalle Flying J at 7:50 a.m., Mendota Civic Center at 8:20 a.m., Rochelle Petro at 9:00 a.m. Return to Rochelle at approximately 5:30 p.m., Mendota at 6:10 p.m. and LaSalle at 6:40 p.m.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 — Christmas at SanFilippo Estate - Barrington, IL
What better way to experience the Christmas season than at the most memorable mansion we have ever visited — the Sanfilippo Estate! Don’t miss out on your chance to see this mansion all decked at Christmas time. Aside from being an amazing home, the Sanfilippo Estate features the World’s finest collection of automatic music instruments, over 2000 in total!
As the private residence of the Sanfilippo family (owners of the parent company to Fisher Nuts), we will celebrate in style as we dine in the outer building with the spectacular 1890 European Carousel serving as our backdrop. With dining tables nestled among the magnificent collections housed in this building including an 1881 Grant Railroad Locomotive, tower clocks, and numerous music machines, we will enjoy a delicious Christmas meal.
After lunch, we will enter the 44,000 square foot mansion for a live holiday concert featured in the 2-story indoor theater, home to the world’s largest restored pipe organ (8,000 pipes). Sit back and enjoy the illustrious “Sounds of Christmas” Concert. Following the concert, enjoy time strolling through this expansive estate which proudly displays a vast array of musical history from by-gone eras from Victrola phonographs to many collections featuring a wide range of other antique musical machines, player pianos, and more. Many of the automatic music instruments will have Christmas rolls playing.
Come along and get in the holiday spirit with all of your Vista Club friends!
Fee Includes: Lunch, transportation, concert, taxes and tips. Cancellations will be refunded only if we are able to fill your vacancy.
Pick-Up Schedule: Depart LaSalle Flying J at 9:00 a.m., Mendota Civic Center at 9:30 a.m., Rochelle Petro at 10:10 a.m. Return to Rochelle at approximately 6:30 p.m., Mendota at 7:10 p.m., and LaSalle at 7:40 p.m.
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