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Fall Foliage Special
Please register with MSAD#11 - click here to go to their site.
Fall is a great time to enjoy a special outing! Join us as we travel to central New Hampshire on board our deluxe motorcoach for a day of fun and Fall foliage. We’ll appreciate the changing colors of sugar maples and the gorgeous foliage of the beautiful White Mountain area as we head toward Meredith, NH on the shores of Lake Winnepesaukee. It’s all aboard the Hobo Railroadfor a relaxing train ride that takes you north from Meredith past several small lakes, up and over the Ashland Summit, across the Ashland Trestle and past the Bonnie Brae Deer Farm to the quaint village of Plymouth, NH where we’ll enjoy a hot buffet lunch at the Common Man Inn & Restaurant. Be sure to bring your camera as we’ll make a brief stop at the restored Ashland Train Station where you'll be greeted by station attendants dressed in period attire. We’ll have some time to explore the shops in Meredith before heading to Laconia for the annual New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival - a community-hosted, family friendly celebration of fall celebrating artistry and creativity and all things pumpkin! Time permitting, there may also be another stop to “sweeten” our day. Registration fee includes motorcoach transportation, train ride, buffet lunch and Pumpkin Festival.
Departure 7:00 am from Waterville (Elm Plaza) 10:15 pm Return
Departure 7:45 am from Gardiner (I-95 exit 102 Park and Ride) 9:30 pm Return
Deadline to register is September 13 No refunds will be issued after this date.
Vienna Choir Boys Holiday Celebration
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Kick off the holiday season with this amazing Christmas concert from the Vienna Choir Boys – one of most famous concert choirs in the world. Today’s choir is the modern-day descendant of the boys' choirs of the Viennese Court, dating back to the late Middle Ages. The approximately 100 boys between 10 and 14 years of age sing in four different choir groups at various public occasions around the world. This year’s New England concert is at Carey Hall in Lexington Massachusetts. After selling out Cary Hall in 2017, the Boys Choir returns to Lexington for a holiday performance featuring traditional and contemporary favorites. The angelic-voiced musicians celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a delightful program of Christmas hymns, Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, and holiday carols. For six centuries, these young cultural ambassadors have been adored the world over for their wide range of repertoire, purity of tone, and generosity of musical spirit. Our day includes some holiday shopping time at Quincy Market prior to the afternoon concert. Boston is sure to be dressed in its holiday finest and Faneuil Hall marketplace hosts the largest Christmas tree in New England. Registration fee includes motorcoach transportation and orchestra level concert ticket.
Departure 7:15 am from Waterville (Elm Plaza) Appr. 8:30 pm Return
Departure 8:00 am from Gardiner (I-95 exit 102 Park and Ride) Appr. 8:00 pm Return
Deadline to register is October 31st. No refunds will be issued after this date.
This tour is being offered by MSAD#11 - please click here to register at their site.
Treat yourself to a fun filled pre-holiday weekend. Join us as we travel to Massachusetts for a variety of activities and experiences. There’s something for everyone on this trip! On Friday, we head towards Sandwich where we’ll enjoy a buffet luncheon at the Daniel Webster Inn followed by a visit to the Sandwich Glass Museum. The Inn, the centerpiece of historic Sandwich village, is proudly recognized as a distinguished restaurant of North America, placing it in the top 1% of restaurants in the country. At the museum, we’ll celebrate the 9th annual Glassblower’s Christmas where hundreds of unique glass ornaments, made by the region’s finest local and national glass artists will adorn Christmas trees in the Contemporary Gallery. We’ll ooh and ahh over the enchanting stained glass holiday village exhibit and watch a demonstration of molten glass, drawn from the furnace, blown and pressed into exquisite shapes. This evening we’ll head to Plymouth and the America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Kick-off concert at Memorial Hall. “The weekend of festivities has become a beloved holiday occasion as well as an important link to our nation’s history and heritage. The celebration of Thanksgiving becomes history-brought-to-life as Pilgrims, Native Americans, Soldiers, Patriots, and Pioneers proudly climb out of the history books and onto the streets of Plymouth.” usathanksgiving.com Tonight’s accommodations are at the Townplace Suites by Marriott in Wareham. Offering free WIFI, hot breakfast buffet, spacious guest suites, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, “In a Pinch” market and 24 hour coffee service, this property is sure to please. Saturday morning, it’s back to Plymouth for grandstand seating at the Hometown Thanksgiving Parade. This is one of America’s only historically accurate parades, visually bringing to life America’s rich heritage representing each century from the 17th through the 21st. Music, historical reenactments, vintage American cars and beautiful handmade floats are all part of the visual feast and fun. After the parade, we’ll continue the celebration with a full Thanksgiving Dinner buffet at Plimoth Plantation. Where better to have our turkey and all the trimmings than at the place where it all began! Be forewarned, there may be pilgrims joining us for lunch! Our time at Plimouth ends with a visit to the Craft Center where celebrated artisans provide guests with a glimpse into the historic crafts and technologies that allow the Museum to so vividly re-create the look and feel of the 17th century. Later in the afternoon our motorcoach transports us to Springfield where this evening’s accommodations are at the Sheraton Monarch Place. Contemporary accommodations, friendly service and an outstanding location make this a destination hotel. We’ll enjoy spacious rooms, complimentary internet, indoor pool, fitness center, on-site restaurant and thoughtful amenities at this downtown location. Dinner and evening activities are on your own tonight. The hotel is only two blocks from the brand new MGM Casino where a number of restaurants are featured along with gaming and entertainment. Alternately, there is a variety of dining options in the Sheraton vicinity. Sunday begins with a breakfast buffet followed by time at the Old Deerfield Holiday Sampler Craft Fair at the Eastern States Exposition Better Living Center. Featuring over 240 juried crafters, designers and artists, this will be a fun way to start your holiday shopping! Early afternoon takes us back downtown for a visit to The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. Not just for kids, the museum is a tribute to Springfield native Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss. Geisel is quite simply the most beloved children’s book author of all time. Our guided tour invites us to enjoy the creativity and genius of this inspiring author. Heading East, we have one more trip highlight planned at the Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield.This special dining event, The Fireplace Feast, is prepared on the open hearth of a great fieldstone fireplace. Chowder is bubbling in the cauldron, prime rib is roasting over the crackling fire and New England’s best apple pie is being prepared in the kitchen. Enjoy the feast!
Departure 7:00 am from Waterville (Location TBA) 10:45 pm Return
Departure 7:45 am from Gardiner (Hannaford) 10:00 pm Return
Deadline to register is October 15th No refunds issued after that date.
Registration fee includes motorcoach transportation, overnight accommodations (two nights), Friday lunch, museum tours, parade seating, craft show and concert tickets, Thanksgiving buffet and Fireplace Feast.
Wicked Walking Tour
This tour is offered by MSAD#11 - please click here to register at their site.
Celebrate Halloween early! Authentically researched and expertly delivered, this 75 minute walk is a “must do” for anyone who enjoys storytelling, history and being just a tiny bit scared! Join us for comedy, ocean views and an easy, half mile stroll down the cobblestone streets of Portland’s Old Port. Each performance features exciting histories of pirates, witches and "Indians" from the 1600's to the present. Says one reviewer “Gordon Tweedie was entertaining and engaging. His expertise regarding Portland history was A+. He provided a good balance of historical facts and story telling that made this a very memorable experience.” www.wickedwalkingtours.com. We’ll travel in comfort aboard a Cyr motorcoach and stop on the way back for a quick bite to eat. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Registration fee includes motorcoach transportation and ticket.
Departure 4:00 pm from Waterville (Elm Plaza) 10:00 pm Return
Departure 4:45 from Gardiner (I-95 exit 102 Park and Ride) 9:15pm Return
Deadline to register is September 12th No refunds issued after that date.