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Classics Calendar

Entertaining Events in the Community Rooms*
(*HearthStone Center is located at 625 Bethany Road, DeKalb, IL 60115)

2025 Trip Preview Presentation for Japan, Eastern Germany, and Italy (Rome/Amalfi)
Wednesday, March 20th
10:00 A.M. at Hearthstone*
2:00 P.M. at Genoa
Friday, March 22nd
10:00 A.M. at Leland 
Activity Level 1 - Join us for a presentation about the upcoming extended trips for 2025.  We have multiple locations for your convenience!  Take the opportunity to sign up for the unforgettable and exciting ventures we have planned!  RSVP by March 19th. 

Tuesday, March 26th, Kaneville Branch

Activity Level 1 - Join us for an afternoon full of fun games and laughter!  There will be prizes galore, so bring your friends (Classics or not)!  Desserts will be provided by The Purple Store.  Doors open at 1:30 P.M., and the event will start at 2:00 P.M.  Payment is due upon registration.  RSVP by March 21st.  Members and Guests: $10.00 

Ladies Night Out!
Saturday, April 13th, HearthStone Center
Activity Level 1 - Ladies, we’re thrilled to announce the return of our highly anticipated and much-enjoyed event!  Get ready for an exclusive evening of indulgence, relaxation, and joyful moments crafted just for you.  Join us for an unforgettable experience featuring a fabulous fashion show, and discover both familiar and new vendors, offering an abundance of shopping delights.  We will enjoy live music with our favorite two-man band Driftaway, with drinks and appetizers.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening!  Payment is due upon registration.  RSVP by April 1st.  Members and Guests: $25.00

DeKalb Area Community Gardens 
Wednesday, May 8th, Genoa Branch 
Activity Level 1 - Connect with some friends and learn all about DeKalb County Community Gardens and how they help our local communities.  After our delicious lunch provided by River’s Mexican Cantina and Grill, a representative from the DeKalb County Community Gardens will speak on areas in which the organization reaches out to regarding food security, such as the Genoa Area Community Food Hub.  They will also discuss their Grow Mobile pantry distribution center, the Walnut Grove Vocational Farm, and how elementary students can become participants in learning how food is grown at their school gardens.  Last but not least, there will be a lovely selection of beautiful flowers for purchase to give you a jump start on your summer gardening, provided by the organization.  RSVP by May 1st. Members $15.00 • Guests: $16.00


Classics Exclusive Day Trips

Take a Step Back in Time, Evanston
Wednesday, March 27th
Activity Level 2 - Explore the richness of art and history in Evanston by visiting esteemed landmarks and museums like The Halim Time & Glass Museum, The Charles Gates Dawes House, and more!  The Halim Time and Glass Museum boasts a private collection of hundreds of historic mechanical timepieces and clocks, along with nearly 100 exquisite stained-glass windows, offering a mesmerizing journey through time and craftsmanship.  The Charles Gates Dawes House is a 19th Century historic house museum that has to be seen to be believed.  The price covers transportation, admission, a delightful lunch, and all gratuities. Full payment is due upon registration. Please call for availability. Members: $175.00 • Guests: $190.00

Cubs vs. Brewers at Miller Park, Milwaukee
Sunday, June 30th 

Activity Level 4 - Please call for availability. 

Classics Exclusive Extended Trips

Covered Bridges of Madison County and Winterset, Iowa
May 15th & 16th, 2024
Activity Level 4 - Join the Classics for an adventure you won’t want to miss in Winterset, IA!  Upon our arrival, our guide will join us for an engaging two-hour covered bridge tour.  Following our exploration of the beautiful, covered bridges, we’ll continue our adventure with a visit to the John Wayne Birthplace and Museum.  In the evening, we will enjoy a true farm-to-table dinner at the Henry Wallace Farm.  After a delicious breakfast, we will set out to visit the Iowa Quilt Museum and soak up all of the delightful offerings of the award-winning Winterset Shopping District.  Price includes transportation, admission to all places being visited, two lunches, one dinner, tips, and gratuities.  Full payment is due upon registration.  RSVP by April 15th.  Members: $480.00 • Guests: $528.00 

Croatia Land and Cruise
June 11th - 22nd, 2024
This trip is sold out, but please call to be added to the wait list.

Mystery Trip!
August 7th - 9th, 2024
Activity Level 4 - Embark on a journey filled with surprises as we invite you to join us on a 2-night, 3-day mystery trip!  Our escapade will take us to a location nestled amidst the natural beauty of lakes and rivers, where hidden gems and enigmatic experiences await.  Throughout our journey, you will receive a taste of what makes this region so special, with nostalgic, cultural, and historic delights.  You could say you will travel through the looking glass, leaving the illusions of Illinois behind.  Your package includes seamless transportation, two nights’ hotel stay, admission to all attractions, five meals, and all gratuities. RSVP by June 25th. Members: $710.00 • Guests: $780.00

Motor City Music & More - Detroit!
August 13th - 16th, 2024
Activity Level 6 - Embark on an enticing 3-night, 4-day expedition to Detroit, Michigan, and discover the vibrant cultural and industrial tapestry of this iconic city.  Prepare for a journey through history, music, art, and innovation as we explore the fascinating places of interest.  Immerse yourself in the birthplace of Motown and witness the magic where legendary hits were created, which gave birth to a cultural revolution.  Some of our other destinations will include the Polish Art Center, the Parade Company Studio, Third Man Pressing’s vinyl record factory, C.A.N. Art Handworks, the Ford Rouge Factory, and many other highlights!
Members: $1,269.00
Guests: $1,394.00
Please contact us for a full brochure.

England and Scotland
September 15th - 24th, 2024
Activity Level 6 - Call us for details and price!

Quebec City and Montreal Christmas Markets
December 5th - 10th, 2024
This trip is sold out, but please call to be added to the wait list.



We hope you find a trip or social that you will enjoy! Our goal is always to provide you with incredible experiences at reasonable prices. Be assured that when you travel with the Classics you can expect at least three/four star accommodations, fine dining, and trip highlights that you will remember for a long time to come!

Each event will be open to all Classics members, non-members, and friends! Please contact Biljana for any further questions! (815) 748-1647 or


Classics Travel Policies

Trip Confirmation Notice

Classics sends out a confirmation reminder notice of payment due date, pickup time and location along with any other information regarding each trip at least two weeks prior to departure date for all trips.

Trip Cancellation Policy for Day Trips

When scheduling day trips, most vendors require full payment when booking the event. We request that full payment for a day trip be made 2 weeks in advance. If you have to cancel a trip and we can fill your space from a waiting list, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel the trip after your payment is made, we will reimburse you when possible.

Trip Cancellation Policy for Extended Trips

Cancellation policies on extended trips are outlined by respective tour companies as stated in their trip brochure. Trip Travel Insurance is always a wise investment when going on extended trips.

Activity Levels

The higher the Activity Level number, the more walking involved. All activities are in the HearthStone Center unless otherwise stated.

Activity Level 1: Very little walking, no stairs.
Activity Level 2: A little walking, possible stairs.
Activity Level 3: Walking, getting on and off the coach, and possible stairs.
Activity Level 4: Walking, getting on and off the coach several times and stairs on the trip.
Activity Level 5: Walking distances which might be on non-flat surfaces, getting on and off the coach multiple times, and stairs.
Activity Level 6: All of the above, including multiple flights of stairs and activities requiring a higher level of stamina.