Travel Programs

HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN TONIGHT

Chicago, IL

This six-hour tour is designed to give you an in-depth look at the 2nd largest urban fire in US history, the Great Chicago Fire. We will begin at Mrs. O’Leary’s barn and continue to follow the path through the Loop. Stops for this tour include a one-hour lunch on your own at the James Thompson Center and a short time at the Water Tower. This tour also includes a visual guide to follow along with.

Registration Deadline:  May 22
Day/Date:        Thursday, June 4
Departure:       9:15 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            6:00 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $55 (Fee includes mini-coach transportation and tour.  Lunch is on your own)

SISTER B’s BINGO BONANZA INTERACTIVE COMEDY
& LANDMARK TOUR

We begin our afternoon at Furama Chinese Restaurant for a lunch buffet served table side. Following lunch we’ll attend the Historical Second Presbyterian Church for a 30 minute tour. Then, “Let the Bingo frenzy begin.” Sister B had the hottest Bingo Game in town until she discovers her Bingo board is mysteriously broken.  Never losing hope, she enlists Father Martini and Sister Cherisse to help her organize a traveling Bingo Game.  This begins the unfolding disaster of one fun time with prizes and punishments. Be ready to witness the most peculiar Bingo Game ever.

Registration Deadline:  May 20
Day/Date:        Wednesday, June 10
Departure:       10:15 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            4:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $72 (Fee includes mini motor coach transportation, lunch, church tour and bingo production.)

THE SANFILLIPPO ESTATE TOUR & LUNCH AT CHESSIE’S

Barrington, IL

We will start the three hour, docent-guided tour at the private residence - The Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington.  Inside, the Sanfilippo Collection has on display the largest variety of restored instruments in the world. Each one of these devices is, in one sense, a form of time-machine. When you listen to a musical selection played on one of the automatic marvels you are hearing exactly what the people heard and experienced when it was new, whether it was 1890, 1910, or 1930.  Housing the collection, the Sanfilippo "Place de La Musique" recreates the Victorian era of the first movie palaces, with architectural details and coordinating, antique amenities, as well as serving the acoustical purpose of hearing some of the larger machines such as a fairground organ or a theater pipe organ, in an appropriate setting. The Music Theater can seat 350 and houses the largest theatre pipe organ ever built. The jewel of The Sanfilippo Collection is the Eden Palais, built in 1890, the most complete example of a European Salon Carousel in existence. The overall experience is an auditory and visual immersion in one or the most exciting eras. Following the tour, a plated lunch will be served at Chessie’s Restaurant.

Registration Deadline:  June 9
Day/Date:        Wednesday, June 17
Departure:       7:45 am from Main Park, 10925 W La Porte Road, Mokena (near the tennis courts)
Return:            3:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $73 (Fee includes motorcoach transportation, tour and lunch)

GLORIOUS GENEVA

We will travel to Geneva, Illinois to experience a few of the wonderful festivals that this unique and picturesque community has to offer. This destination has become one of the most sought-after sites to see as requested by our travelers. Please join us for one or all of these festival favorites! Spaces are limited for each trip, so please register early.

Swedish Festival

Geneva’s Midsommar Festival features a host of activities with live music, Sweden Väst, multi-ethnic food plus great shopping in historic downtown Geneva.

Registration Deadline:  June 12
Day/Date:        Wednesday, June 24
Departure:       8:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            3:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $39 (Fee includes mini motor coach transportation only)

Geneva Arts Fair 

Express your originality with the artwork you discover at this nationally-acclaimed outdoor gallery of juried art. More than 140 artists will show their work and all art is available for sale. We hope you will join us for this outstanding artisan experience.

Registration Deadline: July 10
Day/Date:        Saturday, July 25
Departure:       8:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            3:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $39 (Fee includes mini motor coach transportation only)

Festival of the Vine  

Taste the autumn bounty in downtown Geneva while enjoying the flower market and an arts and craft show. Sip wines from around the world and sample mouth-watering international specialties prepared by Geneva restaurants. A popular festival you won’t want to miss!

Registration Deadline:  August 21
Day/Date:        Saturday, September 12
Departure:       8:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            3:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $39 (Fee includes mini motor coach transportation only) 

EYES TO THE SKIES

Lisle, IL

For a colorful, high-flying fest, hit the Eyes to the Skies Festival where dozens of hot-air balloons of all shapes and sizes will brighten the sky over Lisle. Take a tethered-balloon ride (additional cost $15-$20) or enjoy the view from the lawn.  There will also be live music, food and a craft fair.  In the evening, the balloons come down and the fireworks begin.  Don’t forget a blanket or lawn chair and your camera!

Registration Deadline:  June 17
Day/Date:        Thursday, July 2
Departure:       4:30 pm from Founders Community Center
Return:            11:15 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $30 (Fee includes mini motor coach transportation and admission)

NAVY PIER ODYSSEY LUNCH CRUISE

You asked and we listened!  We have arranged for a wonderful lunch and cruise aboard the spectacular Odyssey Ship. You will be treated aboard the fully-enclosed and climate controlled dining rooms which offer breathtaking view of Chicago on the water. Plated menu selections will be available for your choice. There will also be live entertainment aboard the ship and if you wish, you can view the skyline from the open upper deck. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

Registration Deadline:  June 1
Day/Date:        Thursday, July 9
Departure:       10:15 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            4:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $81 (Fee includes mini-coach transportation, four-course plated lunch, and three-hour cruise)

FOX ON THE FAIRWAY – FESTIVAL 56

Princeton, IL

In the small town of Princeton, there is much drama.  Join us at the Festival 56 Theatre, for a tribute to the English faces of the 1930s and 1940s. The Fox on the Fairway takes the audience on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy residents of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors and over –the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s an outstanding comedy that recalls some of the Marx Brothers’ classics.  This is a charming adventure from Ken Ludwig, author of Lend Me A Tenor, about love, life and man’s eternal love affair….with golf! Fee includes: Mini coach transportation, lunch,.

Registration Deadline:  June 25
Day/Date:        Sunday, August 2
Departure:       8:15 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            5:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $70 (Fee includes mini motor coach transportation, lunch, historical tour and performance ticket) 

BEACHES - DRURY LANE THEATRE

Oakbrook, IL

This extraordinary, new musical follows two friends throughout 30 years of laughter, sorrow and everything in between. Outlandish Cee Cee meets Bertie as a child and they become instant friends. From pen-pals to roommates to romantic rivals, their friendship perseveres through even the most tragic trials. With a touching vulnerability, Beaches illustrates the triumph of the human spirit and the everlasting bonds of sisterhood. This masterpiece heads to Broadway after its run at the Drury Lane Theatre. 

Registration Deadline:  June 23
Day/Date:        Thursday, August 6
Departure:       10:00 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            5:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $80 (Fee includes mini motor coach transportation, lunch, and performance ticket) 

MOBSTERS AND MONKEYS!

Chicago, IL

Travel with us for a unique tour as we explore the exciting history of the “Untouchables” in Chicago. This two-hour tour step-on, narrated tour will feature inside and very entertaining information about Chicago and its connection with The Mob including Capone, Moran, Dillinger and the rest of the boys! Following the tour, we will have lunch at the unique and always delicious Rainforest Café.

Registration Deadline:  June 15
Day/Date:        Wednesday, August 12
Departure:       9:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            3:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $56 (Fee includes mini-coach transportation, tour and lunch) 

41ST ANNUAL OAK PARK ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW

Oak Park, IL

Held in the "heart" of historic Oak Park, artists from far and near will fill Scoville Park with their artwork, including paintings, photography, graphics, woodworking, sculptures, jewelry, art wear and much more. There will also be “Art In Action” included in the show with some of the exhibitors working/demonstrating at their booths at various times during the day.  Also, Scoville Park is located in busy restaurant and shopping district of Oak Park, so you will have an opportunity to grab a bite to eat and do some shopping. 

Registration Deadline:  July 30
Day/Date:        Saturday, August 15
Departure:       10:00 am from Founders Community Center
Return:            4:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee:   
              $22 (Fee includes mini motor coach transportation)

NEW YORK CITY

The wait is over! Many have asked about visiting The Big Apple and we are happy to travel there! Board the spacious motor coach for 6 Days and 5 Nights to experience the bright lights of New York City. Fascinating stops in New York will include Central Park, Columbus Circle, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the 911 Museum and, of course, the Statue of Liberty. Trip insurance prices vary depending on occupancy ($45 for double and triple and $69 for single per person). Please write a separate check payable to “Travel Insured International, Inc.” or pay it online at www. travelconfident.com. Limited space available; don’t wait to register!

Registration Deadline/Final Payment:  June 2/July 27
Day/Date:       Thursday, October 1 - 6
Depart:           8:15 am Founders Community Center
Return:            In the evening of October 6 (TBA)
Fee:                 $626/person double occupancy
                                 $606/person triple occupancy
                                 $846/person single occupancy

***$75 deposit due upon registration
 

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