Travel

History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge

History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

Rick Britton will host History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge at the Center, and Virtually.  Jefferson was a man of the Enlightenment, one of our nation's greatest early thinkers. And he was a lifelong learner, someone who was continually expanding his already great knowledge base. In this class we'll explore the many ways Jefferson satisfied his yearning for more information. The classes include: Jefferson & Science; The Big Bone Lick Expedition; Jefferson & the American West; Jefferson & the Monacan Burial Mound; and The Founding of the University of Virginia. 

Our Lecturer—Rick Britton is an award-winning local historian who has written extensively about the life and times of Thomas Jefferson.

The Class—At the Center Inc. beginning Tuesday, October 6, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., then continuing for 5 more consecutive Tuesdays. The class is available both in-person and Zoom participants!

 

• Tuesday, Oct. 6 – 2:00 pm – “Thomas Jefferson & Science”

• Tuesday, Oct. 13 – 2:00 pm – “The Big Bone Lick Expedition” 

• Tuesday, Oct. 20 – 2:00 pm – “Jefferson & the American West” 

• Tuesday, Oct. 27 – 2:00 pm – “Jefferson & the Monacan Burial Mound”

• Tuesday, Nov. 10 – 2:00 pm – “Jefferson & Invention”

• Tuesday, Nov. 17 – 2:00 pm – “The Founding of the University of Virginia”

• Saturday, Nov. 21 – 9:00 a.m. - Travel Session: A FREE three-hour local Jefferson tour. We’ll start off at Charlottesville’s Court Square, the oldest part of the city, where we’ll discuss Jefferson and slavery, the founding of the county and city, and Jefferson’s near capture during the American Revolution. We’ll finish up with a tour the University of Virginia’s original grounds, what Jefferson called the “hobby” of his old age. Tour is FREE to class participants only. Following the Court Square section, participants will drive themselves to the U.Va. Parking Garage. We’ll meet at the U.Va. Bookstore (which is on top of the garage).

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge

Standard Members and Guests $90.00
Prime Members $0.00
The Walk Across England: One Couple's Two-Week Coast to Coast Journey (ONLINE)

The Walk Across England: One Couple's Two-Week Coast to Coast Journey (ONLINE)

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 4:00-5:30pm

Walking vacations have become increasingly popular and are a wonderful way to experience cultures and the natural beauty of a destination. Cynthia and Mark Lorenzoni, owners of Ragged Mountain Running Shop, share highlights and tips from their recent once-in-a lifetime hike that spanned three magnificent National Parks and countless quaint, historic villages.

Join Zoom Meeting:
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Open to all.

Location: Online

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 8:45-3:30pm

Treasures of Ancient Egypt - Sunken Cities 

Dive into one of the most astonishing discoveries of all time at the VMFA. This exhibit is a one-in-a-lifetime chance to see treasures from two sunken ancient Egyptian cities, Thonis- Heracleoin and Canopus, that sank into the Mediterranean more than three thousand years ago. On display will be more than 300 objects from the 8th century AD. Lunch is on your own at the museum cafe. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Member $65.00
Guest $85.00
Into the Gyre (ONLINE)

Into the Gyre (ONLINE)

Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm

Local resident and longtime sailor and diver Marilou Maglione will recount the findings of her 6-week research expedition with Sea Education Association out of Woods Hole, MA. The project assessed the scope of plastic pollution in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Marilou will provide time for Q & A and discussion about how to address the issue of plastics in the ocean.

Open to all.

Location: Online

Williamsburg Getaway

Williamsburg Getaway

December 7-8, 2020

Enjoy a one-night stay at the Griffin Hotel in Williamsburg's historic district. You will have time to stroll, dine (on your own) and shop. On our way to Williamsburg, we will enjoy shopping at the Williamsburg Pottery in time to purchase beautiful pots for your holiday gift-giving. On the return, we will shop 'til we drop at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Breakfast is included at the hotel.  Holiday decorations will be on display. Open to all, Activity Level - Active. 

Open to all.

Location: Williamsburg

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

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Williamsburg Getaway

Member - Double per person $185.00
Member - Single $370.00
Guest - Double per person $235.00
Guest - Single $420.00

Travel Buddy Networking

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 | 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: Linda - linda@thecentercville.org

Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 8:15-5:30pm

Space is LIMITED -  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 hopefully view the beautiful cherry blossom scenery if Mother Nature cooperates.   Lunch is included. Activity Level Easy 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 22

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Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossoms

Member $140.00
Guest $160.00
Vilanova, Spain

Vilanova, Spain

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 1:30-2:30pm

Breaking News - We have rescheduled our trip to Spain until next year April 13 – 21, 2021

If you are interested in traveling with us in 2021 Please call us to make your reservation, We have 3 rooms available. 

Join us in 2021 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. Email us at Linda@thecentercville.org to reserve your spot today! 

Open to all.

Location: Vilanova, Spain

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Portugal 2021

Friday, April 30, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

PORTUGAL -

April 30 - May 7, 021 

This beautiful house that dates back to the 18th century! The property is located in the Minho region of Northern Portugal which is 35 min from Porto.  *Package includes roundtrip transfers and air. All meals, gratuities, and 6 day-trips.  We will share information on the day trips and amenities we have included for this trip. Travel Protection is additional. Price per person based on double occupancy $4095 Email us at Linda@thecentercville.org  Deposit $1000 due by October 1, 2020. Final payment due January 6, 2021 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

August 18-30, 2021

Our Iceland Adventure has been rescheduled to 2021 - 

We only have a few spaces available - if you would like to join us on this magical journey - book your reservation today - Linda@thecentercville.org 

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

Travel Protection is additional. 

Open to all.

Location: Iceland

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

Tuscany 2021

Tuscany 2021

October 1-9, 2021

October 2021 - We have three departures for a week stay in Tuscany -

Week 1 - October 1 - 9, 2021 _SOLD OUT 

Week 2 - October 8 - 16, 2021_ SOLD OUT 

Week 3 - October 15 - 23, 2021 - 7 rooms available 

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. email us a Linda@thecentercville.org to reserve your spot today!

Price: Double (per person) $3995 – Deposit $1000 due by October  1, 2020 Final payment due January 6, 2021  

Open to all.

Location: Tuscany, Italy

Contact: Linda Hahn: linda@thecentercville.org