Travel

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts  - Grease

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts - Grease

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am

This trip is SOLD OUT.

Rydell High’s spirited class of ’59 gum-chewing, hub-cap-stealing, hotrod-loving boys with D.A.s and leatherjackets and their wise-cracking girls in curls, bobby sox, and pedal pushers capture the look and sound of the 1950s in a rollicking musical that salutes the rock-n-roll era.  At the heart of the story is the romance between Danny and Sandy and the gang sings and dances around their romance.  Lunch included in the price.

Open to all.

Location: Riverside Theatre

Travel Buddy Networking

Travel Buddy Networking

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 5:00-6:00pm

Why travel alone when you can go with a friend? Here’s your opportunity to meet others who are interested in visiting local sites and attractions. We connect each month to make plans for upcoming weeks.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Nancy Grim 434.973.7515

Fee: free

Tea and History Tour - Belle Grove Plantation

Tea and History Tour - Belle Grove Plantation

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 10:45-6:30pm

We will travel to King George VA to enjoy tea at the historic Belle Grove Plantation.  President James Madison's sister Nelly Madison Hite owned the Inn along with her husband.     After tea, we will have a guided History tour of the home have an in-depth tour of the enslaved community who once labored at the  Belle Grove Plantation. Much research and documentation were put into the "enslaved experience and History tour"  - it answers many questions that arise about the slaves who labored at the Plantation. 

Open to all.

Location: King George VA

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Tea and History Tour - Belle Grove Plantation

Member $101.00
Guest $111.00
Hollywood Casino Charles Town WV

Hollywood Casino Charles Town WV

Sunday, March 1, 2020 | 9:00-8:00pm

 Try your luck at the Hollywood Casino where there are slots, table games and a large poker room. Lunch on your own. Receive $20 in free slots. 

Open to all.

Location: CharlesTown, WV

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Hollywood Casino Charles Town WV

member $64.00
guest $74.00
Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossom Festival

Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossom Festival

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 8:15-5:30pm

Join us as we set sail on the Potomac River aboard the glass-topped Odyssey cruise ship.  The Odyssey will cruise beneath historic bridges and travel past Washington, DC's greatest landmarks.  You will be served an upscale, three-course lunch with the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial and cherry blossoms for scenery if Mother Nature cooperates.   Lunch is included. Activity Level Easy 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossom Festival

Member $140.00
Guest $150.00
First Manassas or First Bull Run

First Manassas or First Bull Run

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 8:30-5:00pm

On April 17, 1861—after the firing on Fort Sumter, and Lincoln’s call for Virginia volunteers to help put down the rebellion—the Old Dominion, the most populous southern state, voted to secede from the federal union. Once the Confederate capital was moved to Richmond, the South’s only large-scale industrial city, everyone understood that Virginia soil would soon be highly contested. During the bloody four-year conflict, the Old Dominion witnessed over 40 major battles and hundreds of smaller engagements. Indeed, most of the American Civil War was fought in the state of Virginia.

Starting in April 2020, join award-winning Civil War historian Rick Britton as he leads tours to some of Virginia’s most fascinating Civil War battlefields. Open to all. Activity level – active.

 

First Manassas or First Bull Run

Wednesday April 8

The Civil War’s first major battle (July 21, 1861.) Stops include the Stone Bridge, Matthews Hill, and Henry House Hill where T. J. Jackson stood like a stone wall. Member $72; Guest: $82

Open to all.

Location: Manassas

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First Manassas or First Bull Run

Member $72.00
Guest $82.00
Vilanova, Spain

Vilanova, Spain

April 13-21, 2020

Join us as we stay in the Masia Notari, a rustic property where past elements are blended with modern day comforts. Located 45 minutes from Barcelona, it’s a perfect location to day-trip the beauty and history of Spain. *Package includes roundtrip transfers and air. All meals, gratuities, and 6 day-trips. Call the Travel Office at 434.974.6538 to reserve your spot today! 

Open to all.

Location: Vilanova, Spain

History Class - The Civil War Through Different Lenses

History Class - The Civil War Through Different Lenses

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 4:00-5:30pm

A Lecture Series Featuring Top Historians

Introduction – The Civil War was our greatest catastrophe, eclipsing all the nation’s other wars combined. Often called “the watershed of American history,” a major dividing line between past and present, the conflict nonetheless failed to permanently resolve many of the country’s woes. Indeed, over 150 year later, the United States still grapples with many of the same issues. And the American population still struggles to accurately interpret exactly what happened. That struggle, that longing need to understand, has spawned Civil War movies, magazines, and books galore. Join us as we explore—with the help of six historians—the Civil War Thru Different Lenses.

The Speakers and Topics– Hosted by historian Rick Britton, the class features the following Civil War historians: Gary Gallagher (the former director of U.Va.’s Nau Civil War Center) on “Hollywood & the Civil War”; Richard Nicholas on “Sheridan’s 1865 James River Campaign”; William Bergen on “Grant’s Overland Campaign”; J. K. Brandau on “The Untold Story of Armistead’s Brigade”; Ron Coddington on “Civil War Nurses”; and Dale Floyd on “Union Military Education & Training.”

 

The Details – Held at The Center (formerly the Senior Center), located on Belvedere Blvd. north of town, the class starts Thursday, April 23, and runs for 5 more Thursdays (4 to 5:30 p.m.): April 30, May 7, 14, 21, and 28. Charge: The Center members - $80; Guests - $90. To sign up, call The Center Travel Office at (434) 974-6538 or go to www.thecentercville.org and press first “Travel,” then “Lectures.”

 

The Travel Session – Saturday, May 30, at 9 a.m. - A FREE 3-hour “Civil War in Charlottesville & Albemarle” tour (for class participants only) led by historian Rick Britton. Stops include Charlottesville’s Court Square (where we’ll discuss slavery & several statues); Maplewood Cemetery (which features a fascinating collection of Civil War participants); and the site of the skirmish at Rio Hill (our area’s only Civil War combat).

Location: The Center

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History Class - The Civil War Through Different Lenses

Member $80.00
Guest $90.00
Virginia International Tattoo 2020

Virginia International Tattoo 2020

Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 9:00-8:00pm

Travel with us to Norfolk to attend the 24th annual Virginia International Tattoo

which is the largest Tattoo in the U.S.   The Tattoo hosts over 200 performers

from around the world.  It's a colorful celebration of patriotism, pride and

international good-will featuring military bands and drill teams, pipes and drums,

dancers and choirs and a breathless finale!  Lunch on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Norfolk

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Virginia International Tattoo 2020

Members $118.00
Guests $128.00
Gaines's Mill Battlefield

Gaines's Mill Battlefield

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 8:30-5:00pm

On April 17, 1861—after the firing on Fort Sumter, and Lincoln’s call for Virginia volunteers to help put down the rebellion—the Old Dominion, the most populous southern state, voted to secede from the federal union. Once the Confederate capital was moved to Richmond, the South’s only large-scale industrial city, everyone understood that Virginia soil would soon be highly contested. During the bloody four-year conflict, the Old Dominion witnessed over 40 major battles and hundreds of smaller engagements. Indeed, most of the American Civil War was fought in the state of Virginia.

Starting in April 2020, join award-winning Civil War historian Rick Britton as he leads tours to some of Virginia’s most fascinating Civil War battlefields. Open to all. Activity level – active.

Gaines’s Mill

Wednesday, May 13

One of the largest of the Seven Days’ Battles (June 27, 1862). Lunch is on your own. After lunch we’ll take in Hollywood Cemetery (final resting place of Jefferson Davis, U.S. presidents Tyler and Monroe, and numerous Confederate generals). Member $72; Guest: $82

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Gaines’s Mill Battlefield

Member $72.00
Guest $82.00
Fredericksburg Battlefield

Fredericksburg Battlefield

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 8:30-5:00pm

Virginia’s Civil War Battlefields

On April 17, 1861—after the firing on Fort Sumter, and Lincoln’s call for Virginia volunteers to help put down the rebellion—the Old Dominion, the most populous southern state, voted to secede from the federal union. Once the Confederate capital was moved to Richmond, the South’s only large-scale industrial city, everyone understood that Virginia soil would soon be highly contested. During the bloody four-year conflict, the Old Dominion witnessed over 40 major battles and hundreds of smaller engagements. Indeed, most of the American Civil War was fought in the state of Virginia.

Starting in April 2020, join award-winning Civil War historian Rick Britton as he leads tours to some of Virginia’s most fascinating Civil War battlefields. Open to all. Activity level – active.

Fredericksburg

Wednesday, June 10

One of the war’s 10 biggest battles, (December 11 & 13 1862). Fredericksburg featured urban and rural combat. Stops include Chatham, Prospect Hill, and the famous Stone Wall where 18 assaults were turned back. Member $72; Guest: $82

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

August 18-30, 2020

Iceland is magical, especially in late summer when the colors, weather, and angles of sunlight are transitioning into fall. This 12-day tour with a veteran guide gives great insight into Iceland's unique nature and culture, with the bonus of experiencing the country's burgeoning culinary scene. All-inclusive package!

*Package includes: round trip transfers air and ground. All meals, transportation in Iceland, gratuities and a 13 days Program. Activity level - Active

*Price: $6,400 per person double occupancy/ Single Occupancy $7720 – Deposit $1000. Travel Protection is additional. Call the Travel Office at 434.974.6538 to reserve your spot today! 

Open to all.

Location: Iceland

Tuscany

Tuscany

September 18-26, 2020

We will stay in a villa in the Chianti Hills region, the heart of Tuscany. The villa was built as a country residence for a noble family from Florence, Italy. We will enjoy 6 days of tours around the region including, all transportation, all meals and gratuities. Travel Protection is available. Call the Travel Office at 434.974.6538 to reserve your spot today! 

Price: Double (per person) $3995 – Deposit $1000.

Open to all.

Location: Tuscany, Italy