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National D-Day Memorial

National D-Day Memorial

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 8:00-4:30pm

The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA is a moving tribute to the American and Allied Forces that fought in the largest amphibious invasion of all time. The Memorial overlooks Bedford which suffered the greatest loss per capita of any in the U.S. during the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. We will also visit The Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library. Lunch on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Bedford, VA

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National D-Day Memorial

Member $63.00
Guest $73.00
Travel Class - Mr Jefferson's Academical Village

Travel Class - Mr Jefferson's Academical Village

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 4:00-5:30pm

A Class Honoring U.Va.’s 200th Anniversary

Mr. Jefferson’s “Academical Village”, a lecture series featuring top historians

Introduction – This year marks U.Va.’s 200th anniversary. In 1819 Central College—the “hobby” of Jefferson’s old age—was officially granted the state charter making it the University of Virginia. It was truly a new model for higher learning, one shaped by the powerful belief that only an educated citizenry could sustain the new republic, keeping it free from tyranny. Since opening its doors in 1825, the University has become one of the nation’s most renowned educational institutions. Its original structures, designed by Jefferson, are on UNESCO’s World Heritage List of treasures to be preserved at all cost. U.Va.’s modern status, however, disguises the fact that the founding was a process of many years, much sweat, and considerable debate. Join us as we explore the early days of the University of Virginia!

The Class – Perfect for history buffs and transplants alike, this six-session class covers the early days of the University of Virginia. Topics include “The Founding of the University” - “The Architecture of the Original Grounds” - “Slavery at the University” - “Edgar Allan Poe at U.Va.” - “U.Va. Archaeological Digs!,” and “The Marquis de Lafayette’s Visit.”

The Travel Session – Tuesday, November 26, 9 a.m. - A FREE 2-hour tour of the Original Grounds of the University of Virginia (for class participants only). We’ll see world-class statuary, the Lawn’s numerous architectural gems, the gorgeous Pavilion Gardens, Poe’s room at #13 Rowdy Row, and all three floors of the fabulous Rotunda.

The Speakers – Dr. Leni Sorensen (a slavery Historian), K. Edward Lay (U.Va.’s Cary D. Langhorne Professor Emeritus of Architecture), Dr. Ben Ford (Principal Investigator at Rivanna Archaeological Services), and local award-winning Historian Rick Britton.

The Details – Held at The Center (formerly the Senior Center), located at 491 Hillsdale Drive, the class starts Tuesday, October 15, and runs for 5 more Tuesdays (4 to 5 p.m.): October 22, 29, and November 5, 12, and 19. 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.”

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Travel Class - Mr Jefferson’s Academical Village

Member $80.00
Guest $90.00
Travel Buddy Networking

Travel Buddy Networking

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 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

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Edward Hopper Exhibit

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Edward Hopper Exhibit

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 8:45-3:30pm

Edward Hopper and the American Hotel showcases more than 60 of the artist's paintings, drawings, watercolors, and illustrations that explore America’s hotel consciousness and cultural landscape in the early to mid-20th century. At VMFA, the exhibition’s only East Coast venue, simulated spaces and other immersive design elements create a one-of-a-kind art experience. Diaries and postcards provide personal travelogues, as told by the artist’s wife, Josephine. Also included are 35 works by American artists that similarly explore the visual culture of hotels, travel, and mobility. You’ll have time to enjoy other exhibits in the museum and also visit the amazing gift shop. Lunch is on your own at the museum. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Edward Hopper Exhibit

Member $64.00
Guest $74.00
The American Civil War Museum - Richmond

The American Civil War Museum - Richmond

Monday, November 11, 2019 | 9:00-5:00pm

Come join us for a perfect Veterans Day excursion—a Civil War day-trip to Richmond, capital of the Confederacy. We’ll begin the day by taking in the fabulous American Civil War Museum at historic Tredegar Iron Works on the James River. The brand-new museum is the preeminent center for the exploration of our nation’s horrific Civil War from multiple perspectives: Union and Confederate, enslaved and free African Americans, soldiers and civilians. (Time permitting, we’ll walk through the NPS Civil War museum right next door.) Lunch time will find us at LuLu’s in nearby Shockoe Bottom, a wonderful eatery famous for its American fare, served up exceptionally well. After lunch, we’ll tour Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond’s famous garden cemetery. Please give us lunch choice from selection. Activity Level – Active  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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The American Civil War Museum - Richmond

Member $82.00
Guest $92.00
Presentation - 2020 Iceland Trip

Presentation - 2020 Iceland Trip

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 11:30-2:00pm

Bjorn Ruriksson and Pete Cross have been leading two-week tours of Iceland since 1978.  Join us as they share details about our upcoming trip to Iceland on August 18-30, 2020. Free and open to the community. 

Note: Two presentations - 11:30 am AND 6:00 pm

Open to all.

Location: The Center Cville

Fee: free

Royal Caribbean International - South Eastern Coast

Royal Caribbean International - South Eastern Coast

December 12-20, 2019

We will sail on Royal Caribbean International's Grandeur of the Seas to the South Eastern Coast. We will begin our cruise from the Port of Baltimore and cruise along the southeastern coast and the Bahamas. We will set sail in Nassau, Bahamas, then onto Cococay, Bahamas and then to the Port Canaveral and Charleston, SC. Join us for this holiday cruise at sea. Included ground transportation, all meals, accommodations, entertainment and gratuities. Travel protection is available. Call the Travel Office at 434.974.6538 to reserve your spot today! 

Open to all.

Location: The Bahamas

Andrea Bocelli in Concert

Andrea Bocelli in Concert

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 4:00-11:30pm

WAITLIST ONLY: Don’t miss legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli at Capital One Arena! Blind since the age of 12 from congenital glaucoma, this Italian opera singer and songwriter has had success as a crossover performer, bringing classical music to the top of international pop charts. Celine Dion has said that “if God would have a singing voice, he must sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli.” Tickets are limited! Round trip bus transportation is included.  Call to book your reservation 434 974 6538 

Open to all.

Location: Capital One Arena

Holiday in Williamsburg

Holiday in Williamsburg

December 16-17, 2019

We will spend the night in the Historic District of Williamsburg at the Griffin Hotel. You will have time to stroll the decorated streets, dine (on your own) at an established restaurant. We will visit Williamsburg Pottery and the Williamsburg Premium outlets. 

Meals are on your own, however, breakfast on Tuesday morning is included at the hotel.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Holiday in Williamsburg

Member - Double per person $185.00
Guest - Double per person $210.00
Member - Single $370.00
Guest Single $395.00
2019 White House Tour

2019 White House Tour

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 | 5:00-6:00am

This trip to DC for a self-guided tour of the White House adorned in its holiday finest is a perennial favorite! We have requested a tour in December, but the date will be determined by the White House. Please call the travel office to put your name on the interest list as soon as possible. Some walking is involved and there is a possibility of waiting in line at the gate. Lunch is on your own. A valid government-issued United States ID (driver’s license, military ID, etc.) or a valid US or other official government-issued passport is required.

Open to all.

Location: Washington, DC

Fee: To be announced

Essence of Panama

Essence of Panama

February 13-22, 2020

The diversity of Panama unfolds as you discover the colonial architecture of Panama City, the engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal, local customs and craftsmanship and Panama’s beautiful beaches. You’ll experience it all on this tour of Panama. Early bird savings of $100 per person. Round trip airfare out of Dulles, 22 Meals, Travelers Protection Plan and much more! Call the Travel Office at 434.974.6538 to reserve your spot today! 

Price Per Person: $4,688 double, $5,687 single

Meals: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners

Deposit: $549 per person includes Travelers Protection Plan 

Location: Panama

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

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

August 18-30, 2020

Presentation - 2020 Iceland Trip

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Bjorn Ruriksson and Pete Cross have been leading two-week tours of Iceland since 1978.  Join us as they share details about our upcoming trip to Iceland on August 18-30, 2020. Free and open to the community. 

NOTE:  Two presentations - 11:30 am AND 6:00 pm

Open to all.

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