The Cheshire Senior Travel Club Office is closed during the month of August. For trip information, contact the group leader listed or call Sandy Chase at (203) 641-4817 or Rachel Chiginsky at (203) 439-7501.
Boothbay Harbor, Maine with Cabbage Island Lobster Bake – Monday, Aug. 26 – Wednesday, Aug. 28. Wait list only! Two nights at Boothbay Harbor Inn, two buffet breakfasts, two dinners, narrated boat ride, and more. Cost per person: $435 double, $425 triple, $575 single. Deposit of $75 due at sign-up. Contact Sandy Chase at (203) 641-4817 or Rachel Chiginsky at (203) 439-7501.
Oktoberfest at Kruckers – Wednesday, Oct. 23. Enjoy a full day of Entertainment, Food, fun, music, and dancing at Kruckers in Pomona, New York. Includes a Welcome Reception with coffee, tea, buttermilk scones, pancakes with maple syrup, and apple cider, plus a German luncheon, entertainment throughout the day, music, dancing and games, bratwurst sandwiches and cucumber salad served at 4 p.m. Cost: $97 per person. Contact Sandy Chase at (203) 641-4817 or Jennie Hannon at (203) 272-6035.
“Home for the Holidays” and Veterans Day Show with Allen Edwards at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, Massachusetts – Thursday, Nov. 7. Delicious plated meal, matinee Christmas & Veterans Day Show with Allen Edwards, direct from Branson, Missouri. Cost: $76 per person. For more information, contact Shirley Gilhuly at (203) 272-4984 or Rachel Chiginsky at (203) 439-7501.
“Atlantic City Getaway” at CAESARS in Atlantic City, New Jersey – Feb. 18–20, 2020. Two nights accommodations at the CAESARS World Class Casino Resort Hotel, $50 slots bonus, $50 in meal vouchers, three shows, cancellation protection ($29 value), occupancy taxes, hotel baggage handling, and driver’s gratuities. Prices per person: $245 double, $235 triple, $345 single. Deposit of $75 due by Nov. 15. Balance due Jan. 11. For more information, call Jennie Hannon at (203) 272-6035 or Pat Hartmann at (203) 272-9804. Trip departs at 8 a.m. from Stop & Shop parking lot and returns at approximately 8 p.m.
For more information on mini-bus day trips, contact Eileen at (203) 272-0047. All trips will be posted in the Senior Center newsletter, on Facebook, or on the Transportation Office door. Telephone reservations will be accepted; however, payment is required within two weeks of sign-up. Last-minute cancellations will be refunded only if someone replaces you. Trips usually have a wait list. Please do not offer your ticket to someone before checking with us.
Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Coupon Recipients — The transportation office has scheduled a trip to Farmer Joe’s Garden Farm Stand in Wallingford on Wednesday morning, Sept. 4. This is the opportunity to redeem your coupons. Contact Eileen at (203) 272-0047 to reserve a seat.
Christmas in Connecticut Holiday Cabaret at Woodwinds Banquet Hall in Branford – Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a Cabaret and a full buffet lunch with unlimited wine. Cost: $69 per person. Gratuity, taxes and service charges included. Bus fare: $2.
Cheshire Senior Center
Contact Stephanie Ferrall, coordinator of Senior Services, at (203) 272-3165, for information and reservations.
Sounds of the ’60s – Thursday, Sept. 26. Visit the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival in Bethel, New York, now home to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Other points of interest include The Museum at Bethel Woods, lunch at The Dancing Cat Saloon, tasting and tour at Catskill Distilling Company, and The Stray Cat Gallery. Cost: $135 per person (includes gratuities). Activity level: Some walking (1–2 hours). This is a Tours of Distinction trip. Tours of Distinction offers a Passport Card incentive program— Book 3, Go Free. Purchase three day trips and get a day trip free. Card never expires.
Sunny Portugal – Sept. 10–19. Ten days, 14 meals (eight breakfasts, six dinners). Ancient castles and Roman ruins, groves of lemon and almond trees and quiet, whitewashed villages await in Sunny Portugal. Tour opens with a three-night stay in a scenic coastal resort on the “Portuguese Riviera.” Other highlights: Lisbon, Fado dinner show, Sintra, Obidos, Fatima, Evora, Alentejo, a countryside stay, Sagres, Lagos, Algarve, Faro, cork factory visit, Azeitao, two winery tours, five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta – Oct. 5–10. Six days, seven meals (five breakfasts, two dinners). Ride along eclectic Route 66. Explore Albuquerque and Santa Fe, where a rich blend of multiculturalism, natural beauty and profound history await. Join in the excitement of Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta, an annual hot air ballooning extravaganza. Highlights: Old Town Albuquerque, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Turquoise Trail, Santa Fe and Santa Fe School of Cooking.
Tropical Costa Rica with Optional Three-Night Jungle Adventure Post-Tour Extension – Feb. 29–March 8, 2020. Nine days, 14 meals (eight breakfasts, six dinners). Explore lush forests, exotic wildlife, and endless coastline. Highlights: San Jose, coffee plantation, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, choice on tour, Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal cruise, Cano Negro Refuge, Zarcero. Includes roundtrip air from JFK, roundtrip transportation Cheshire to/from JKF, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers. Not included: cancellation waiver and insurance of $315 per person.
Springtime Tulip River Cruise featuring Dutch and Belgian Waterways – March 31– April 8, 2020 – nine days, 20 meals (seven breakfasts, six lunches, seven dinners). Highlights: Amsterdam, seven-night river cruise, Volendam, Arnhem, Middelburg, Ghent, Bruges, Antwerp, Kinderdijk Windmills, Keukenhof Gardens. Includes roundtrip air from JFK, roundtrip transportation from Cheshire to JKF, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers. Not included: cancellation waiver and insurance of $385 per person.