Outings & Travel

Trips

 *Arrive 15 minutes before departure time.  *Return time approximate!  *You must pay when registering.  *Refunds given if you can be replaced on a trip.  *Bring a jacket or light throw - van air conditioner will be on when needed!  *Need to be physically able to get on and off vehicles.  *NO SMOKING 10 MIN. PRIOR TO BOARDING VAN (some people are allergic)  *NO PERFUME OR COLOGNE (some people are allergic)  *NO FOOD OR DRINKS ON VAN (Exception: Water)

MARVELOUS MUSIC

"The Motown Sound"  Thursday, Oct. 6  Wolfahrt Haus Dinner Theater
Exceptional tribute features the music of The Temptations, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, The Four Tops and more.  Take a journey through time and relive what Berry Gordy coined "the sound of young America" that made Detroit come alive.  Enjoy lunch before the 2:00 pm show. 

Depart: 10:30 am  Return: 5:30 pm  Transportation, Lunch & Play: $40

"Beehive, The 60's Musical" 
Thursday, October 20  Flat Rock Playhouse
A celebration of the girl group that features musicals such as: "My Boyfriend is Back," It's My Party," "Where the Boys Are," etc. Lunch at J & S Cafeteria before 2:00 pm show. 

Depart: 9:30 am  Return: 6:30 pm  Transportation & Play: $40

"A Wohlfahrt Haus Christmas" Thursday, December 1 Wytheville, VA
Original production is stuffed with Christmas songs you know and love, as well as dazzling dance numbers and beautiful costumes! Holiday feast before 2:00 pm show. 

Depart: 9:30 am Return: 6:30 pm Transportation & Play: $40
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HISTORY

North Carolina Arboretum Saturday, September 17 Asheville, NC
Don't miss the 65 acres of beautifully cultivated gardens at the North Carolina Arboretum.  In addition, enjoy Art with Lego Bricks built from more than 370,000 Legos, featuring 14 sculptures throughout the gardens, Monarch Butterfly Day, and the Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit.  Afterwards, visit Biltmore Park Town Square for shopping and lunch.  Choose from numerous stores and restaurants including: Hickory Tavern Grill, Brixx Wood fired Pizza, Travinia Italian Kitchen, 131 Main Restaurant and P.F. Changs. 

Depart: 7:30 am  Return: 5:00 pm Transportation: $10

Lincoln Memorial Library LMU Tuesday, September 20 Cumberland Gap, TN
Lunch at the Pineapple Tea Room where they offer a variety of burgers and sandwiches.  Afterwards, a 1:00 pm "Chat & Walk" guided tour of the Lincoln Memorial Museum.  

Depart: 8:30 am Return: 5:00 pm Transportation & Museum: $15

Jonesboro Walking Tour Friday, September 23
Lunch at the Main Street Cafe before the 45 min. to 1 hour guided historic 1:00 pm walking tour.  Guides will discuss history of town, its people, and the lives they built. (The walk will  follow the brick sidewalks around town). 

Depart: 10:00 am Return: 3:30 pm   Transportation & Tour: $7
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OUTDOORS

Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard   Thursday, October 13 Hendersonville, NC
Pick your own apples with 22 varieties.  Pre-picked apples are available.  Other options: pick pumpkins & grapes, fresh apple cider, apple cider donuts, corn maze, apple canon and wagon rides.  Don't miss the bakery and ice cream. Lunch at Binion's Roadhouse.  Trip limited to 20 people to have space on van for produce. 

Depart: 7:30 am  Return: 4:00 pm  Transportation: $10

Mount Mitchell State Park
Tuesday, October 18 
Hopefully the foliage will be at its peak on the highest mountain (6,684') east of the Mississippi.  Enjoy the museum, gift shop, and lunch at the restaurant.  Don't miss the breathtaking panoramic views from the observation deck. 

Depart: 8:30 am  Return: 4:30 pm  Transportation: $10

The Island in Pigeon Forge, TN   Thursday, October 27
Choose from 15 restaurants such as Paula Deen's Family Kitchen, Auntie Anne's, Margaritaville, and many more.  Shop early for the holidays at more than 60 retail and specialty shops.  

Depart: 8:00 am  Return: 5:00 pm  Transportation: $10

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CASINO

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Thursday, September 8; Tuesday, October 11; Thursday, November 3
*Picture ID required for a Total Rewards Card*

Depart: 8:00 am Return: 6:00 pm Transportation: $10 

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OKTOBERFEST

Freiberg's Thursday, September 29 Johnson City, TN
"My favorite is the chicken schnitzel, red cabbage, pan fried potatoes. The potatoes come with bacon and onion.  You can also get fresh vegetables." 

Depart: 11:00 am Return: 2:00 pm Transportation: $5

Gasthasu Edelweiss Monday, October 31 Weber City, VA
"Excellent German food - best in SWVA! Come hungry.  If you don't clear your plate, she'll ask you if you didn't like her cooking."  Cash only - No credit cards. 

Depart: 11:00 am Return: 2:00 pm Transportation: $5

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HOLIDAYS

Dixie Stampede Christmas Tuesday, November 15 Pigeon Forge, TN
The Dixie Stampeded arena is magically transformed into a true fantasyland complete with twinkling lights and familiar holiday music.  The holiday festivities get playful as Elves from the North Pole and South Pole will compete in a friendly rivalry while serving up a festive four-course feast! 

Depart: 2:00 pm Return: 9:30 pm Transportation, saloon show, show, and dinner: $45

Holiday Shopping Tuesday, November 29 West Town Mall, Knoxville, TN

Depart: 9:30 am Return: 5:00 pm Transportation: $10

Complete Holiday Experience Thursday, December 8 Historic Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC
Delicious Holiday Buffet (3 rooms), over 50 decorated trees, International Reowned Gingerbread Competition Displays, & beautiful Grand Hall and Inn. 

Depart: 9:00 am Return: 5:00 pm Transportation, buffet luncheon, & experiences: $49