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Puccini's La Boheme at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago

January 13, 2019

Activity Level 2 -La Boheme is one of world’s most popular operas. Don’t miss this timeless story of love among young artist in Paris. Experience the joy, love, heartbreak, and unforgettable music. Price includes tickets, lunch at The Sarah and Peer Pederson Room, transportation, and all tips and gratuities. We have a limited number of tickets, so please call Classics as soon as possible! RSVP by October 20. Members: $275.00 • Guests: $297.00

Soup Sampling

January 15, 2019 in Somonauk and January 17, 2019 at HearthStone Center

Activity Level 1 - We are continuing with our tradition of wonderful, hearty, tasty soups to sample! Prepare your most delicious soup recipe and we will sample them all at noon. It is a real treat to try all the different soup selections. For those who do not wish to bring soup, please bring a few sandwiches to accompany our taste-testing feast. Desserts, beverages and table service will be provided. We will also have a guest speaker. Doors open at 11:00 a.m.

For the Love of Music

February 2, 2019 at HearthStone Center

Activity Level 1 - Join us this evening and be serenaded by the Thompson Duo, a husband and wife team who met through their love of music 18 years ago. Melanie and Tom will take you on a musical journey of music that spans the last six decades!  They do their best to treat every musical palette and have a way of connecting with the audience. Our dinner will be catered by Lincoln Inn. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; dinner at 5:00 p.m.  RSVP by January 25th. Payment is due upon registration.  Members: $36.00 • Guests: $39.60

St. Patrick's Day Party

March 16, 2019 at HearthStone Center

Activity Level 1 - Well, Blimey! Can you follow the rainbow to find the pot-o-gold or maybe catch a leprechaun?  Join us for an evening of Irish food and live entertainment! Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; dinner at 5:00 p.m. RSVP by March 8th. Payment is due upon registration. Members: $36.00 • Guests: $39.60

Mamma Mia at Drury Lane

March 27, 2019

Activity Level 2 - Sing along with all of your favorite ABBA songs as they tell a hilarious story of marriage, family, and finding where you belong, proving that in the end the winner takes it all!  Come see why more than 54 million people worldwide have laughed and danced to this unforgettable jukebox musical! Price includes transportation, lunch, show, all tips, taxes, and gratuities. RSVP by February 22nd. Payment is due upon registration. Members: $120.00 • Guest: 132.00

No Worries Mystery Trip

April 3-6, 2019

Activity Level 5 - Take a step back in time, and leave your worries behind on this mystery trip! Pack a bag and join us for three nights and four days as we create an experience for you with wonderful memories of places you may (or may not!) have experienced before. Deposit of $100.00 is due upon registration. RSVP and final payment is due January 28th. Double Occupancy Members: $930.00 • Guests: $1,023.00 • Singles: $1,131.00

Ladies Night Out

April 13, 2019 at HearthStone Center

Activity Level 1 - Ladies!  Do you need a night out with your friends, sisters, mother, daughters, or female coworkers?  Then we have what you are looking for!  We have prepared a special evening of pampering, relaxation, and laughter, just for you!  Our evening will include facials, massages, a fashion show, door prizes, shopping, drinks, appetizers, and did we mention shopping??!!  RSVP by April 8th. Payment is due upon registration.  Members and Guests: $15.00

Washington D.C. - Embassy Week!

May 2-7, 2019

Activity Level 6 - We had so much fun on our last trip to Washington, D.C., and there is more we want you to see, so we are going back! This time we will be flying to Washington D.C. to experience Embassy Week! We have arranged a very special evening for our guests to enjoy a dinner in a Foreign Embassy as well as tour many of the embassies! You’ll also tour Arlington National Cemetery and Monticello, home of our third President and author of the Declaration of Independence. Enjoy a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, enjoy a tasty brunch aboard the Odyssey Cruise Ship while floating down the Potomac River; visit the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court Building, Washington National Cathedral, and so very much more!!

The trip will include round trip transportation, airfare, porterage and transfers; five nights lodging, breakfast daily, one brunch, and five dinners, and all admissions and tours as described in the detailed itinerary. Please note: we must have a minimum of 25 people sign up to take this trip. $50.00 discount if you sign up before December 1st! Contact Classics for more details and pricing. RSVP by January 11th, 2019.

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 Bethany Road Community 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.