Travel Programs

DOOR COUNTY – AUTUMN SPLENDOR

Come discover the “New England of the Midwest” in charming Door County! Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights as we tour one of the top ten destinations in the Midwest. This trip includes motorcoach transportation, 3 nights lodging at Newport Resort, 8 meals including 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners, 1 full day guided tour of Door County, American Folklore Theatre, ferry to Washington Island, tour of Washington Island, and much more! 
Registration Deadline: September 7
Day/Date:   Monday - Thursday, September 29 – October 2
Depart:         7:00 am Founders Community Center
Return:         5:15 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $599/person double occupancy
                          $799/person single occupancy

CHEFS IN TRAINING

This unique series of trips will allow you to taste and savor the best that up and coming chefs from area culinary schools have to offer. Following each lunch we will visit a nearby attraction to either explore or spend some time shopping. We do hope you will join us for these culinary adventures!

CULINARY ARTS AT WHEAT CAFÉ - Glen Ellyn, IL

The Wheat Café is a student-operated restaurant in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center of College of DuPage specializing in seasonal, contemporary American cuisine. We'll have a wonderful lunch and a tour to learn about the experiences of budding chefs and hospitality workers. The menu provides a choice of soup, salad and three entrees. Desserts can be purchased and taken home from the bakery on premises after our lunch and tour. After leaving, we will travel to nearby Yorktown Shopping Center.
Registration Deadline: June 25
Day/Date:       Wednesday, July 16
Departure:     10:15 am from Founders Community Center
Return:
           4:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                    $48 (Fee includes mini-motor coach transportation, a three-course lunch with a beverage, tax, gratuity and tour)

THE DINING ROOM – KENDALL COLLEGE - Chicago

Please join us as we travel again for lunch to The Dining Room restaurant, one of the top-rated culinary school restaurants at Kendall College. White tablecloths, impeccable service, a view of the city skyline and, best of all, excellent food! You will enjoy a unique, three-course meal prepared and served by culinary art students. Following lunch, we will travel to the Merchandise Mart to browse and shop on the first two floors of this Chicago landmark.
Registration Deadline: July 30
Day/Date:       Wednesday, August 20
Departure:     10:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            4:15 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                    $50 (Fee includes mini-motor coach transportation, a three-course lunch including soup or salad, entrée, dessert, beverages and gratuity)


SHOPPING CRAZE ON CENTRAL STREET - Evanston, IL 

Take a trip to Central Street for an eventful day full of exquisite treats and unique shopping. We will visit The Great Harvest Bread Company for some fresh samples, The Spice House featuring hand-blended seasonings, as well as other known merchants. Lunch will be served at The Globe Cafe.  Our final stop at IL Nut and Candy in Skokie is sure to please all of your “sweet” desires. Gather some gifts for that someone special or yourself!
Registration Deadline:  June 5
Day/Date:       Thursday, August 26
Departure:     9:00 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            4:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $63 (Fee includes motor coach transportation and lunch)

51ST ANNUAL BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL - South Haven, MI

Join us for the 51st Annual Blueberry Festival in South Haven, Michigan; the self-proclaimed Blueberry Capital of the world.  We will enjoy a day filled with blueberry treats, arts & crafts show, entertainment, shopping and much more! One of the favorite highlights of the festival are the interesting foods like blueberry coffee, blueberry barbeque sauce, blueberry bratwurst, blueberry spaghetti, and much more!  Come see what’s not to love about this wonderful fruit! 
Registration Deadline: July 25
Day/Date:       Saturday, August 9
Departure:     8:30 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            6:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $32 (Fee includes motor coach transportation only

ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE MUSICAL
Drury Lane Theatre, Oak Brook Terrace, IL

This Tony Award winning musical features the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Prior to the performance, we will enjoy a full course luncheon including a garden salad, a choice of two entrees either Chicken Breast Marsala or Roast Strip Loin together with a chef’s selection of garden vegetables, potato, fresh baked bread, dessert and a choice of one beverage. This is a wonderful day featuring a terrific show coupled with a delicious lunch. Seats are limited so don’t delay in registering.  
Registration Deadline: July 2
Day/Date:       Wednesday, August 13
Departure:     10:00 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            5:00 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                   $72 (Fee includes mini-coach transportation, lunch & performance ticket)

ALBUQUERQUE & SANTE FE - NEW MEXICO

Grab your suitcase and travel with us to a new and wonderful destination for 9 days and 8 nights to the beautiful Southwest. This trip includes breath-taking views and tours or Santé Fe, the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial, Acoma Pueblo aka as “Sky City”, a ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway as well as a visit to Old Town Albuquerque. Trip insurance prices vary depending on occupancy ($69 triple, $69 double and $94 single per person). Please write a separate check payable to “Travel Insured International, Inc.” or pay online at www.travelconfident.com.
Registration Deadline/Final Payment: June 18
Day/Date:       Sunday, September 14 -22
Depart:            8:15 am Founders Community Center
Return:           In the evening on September 22 (Time TBA)
Fee:                   $799/person double occupancy
                            $779/person triple occupancy
                            $1,039/person single occupancy
                             ***$75 deposit due upon registration

Click here for a complete listing of the Summer 2014 Travel Programs.


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