2020 Schedule of Activities
June 12 (Fri) – “Summer Blockbusters” with the DSO
(Currently canceled due to COVID19)
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will feature music from blockbuster movies by composers such as John Williams and James Horner and movies such as Aladdin, Gladiator, and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Lunch on your own will follow at the Detroit Shipping Company which houses five restaurants. ($50)
July 16 (Thurs) – Finance and Culture
In the morning, we will learn all about the Federal Reserve Bank in Detroit including a tour of the facilities. In the afternoon, after lunch on your own at the DIA Café, you’ll have the opportunity to view four exhibits at the DIA including “Van Gogh in America” and the museum as well. ($25)
July 31 (Fri) – Tigers for the Win?
We’ll enjoy a night game with our hometown boys versus the Kansas City Royals. Following the game, we’ll take in the outstanding fireworks set against the Detroit skyline. ($50)
August 17, 18 (Mon, Tues) — Shows and Shopping in Shipshewana
We’ll enjoy a short stay in Shipshewana for several experiences including a delightful play, Josiah for President. (A US senator gets lost in Amish country and learns some life lessons.) Of course, there’s shopping and good Amish food. One additional activity could be added. ($230)
September 10 (Thurs) – Unique Automotive History
A jewel in Detroit automotive history is the Packard Motor Company and Proving Grounds in Shelby Township. We’ll tour these beautiful facilities designed by Detroit’s own, Albert Kahn. A unique lunch spot will follow. ($55)
October 15 – 17 (Thurs – Sat) – Lancaster, PA, here we come (again)!
We can’t stay away from the spectacular productions at Sight and Sound Theater. This year is no exception with the production of Esther. Brand new lodging site, great meals, steam engine train ride and more. ($425)
December 8 (Tues) – Light up the Season
Downtown Rochester and environs celebrate the Christmas season by lighting up the town in wonderful light displays. The entire downtown Rochester business district is awash in blazing, colorful lights in addition to other places around town. We’ll enjoy dinner together first. ($48)
Participants will be given full information and registration materials about each event well in advance of the activity.
All trip costs have been approximated and are subject to change