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Taylors Falls/Fawn-Doe-Rosa Tour         Thursday, July 14

co-sponsored with Community Club Tours
    Make it a special day and bring the kids/grandkids! Begin with an 80 minute boat cruise of the St. Croix River Valley while we enjoy an included box lunch ham and cheese or turkey and cheese sandwich. A gluton free salad is also available. (You must make meal choices with your registration or you’ll be served a ham sandwich.) Beer, wine, soda, coffee, and lemonade are available for purchase. Then take a five minute ride to Fawn-Doe-Rosa Wildlife Educational Park where we’ll see all sorts of animals we may see often or may rarely see and wonder what they actually look like up close and personal (llamas, ferrets, skunk, porcupine, badgers, coyote, bobcats, and elk)… and you may purchase treats for the animals for just $1.75. Bring your cellphones and/or cameras. You may even walk through the park with a deer by your side. It’s a pretty awesome experience for all ages! 
    Pick up at 7:30 am and drop off at 6 pm at the Security Bank and Trust in Winsted OR Pick up at 7:15 am and drop off at 6:15 pm at Howard Lake City Parking Lot
    1 session / $92 per person ($82 per person ages 3-12)


Mississippi Lock & Dam Boat Cruise   Saturday, July 30
co-sponsored with Community Club Tours
    We are so fortunate to once again enjoy this tour… four hours of relaxation and a great buffet meal! We’re headed for Harriet Island in St. Paul where we’ll take in the beautiful sites along this historically narrated cruise, which travels through the Ford Lock and Dam - Lock #1, from St. Paul into Minneapolis then returning to Harriet Island. It truly is amazing how the riverboat is raised and lowered to get through the lock. Kids will love it, and we’ll most probably see eagles along the river! We’ll be treated to an included buffet lunch of BBQ chicken, pulled pork with buns, green chili cheddar corn bread, potato salad, coleslaw, watermelon wedges, cookies and coffee.  
    Pick up at 8:15 am and drop off at 5:15 pm at the Security Bank and Trust in Winsted OR Pick up at 8:00 am and drop off at 5:30 pm at Howard Lake City Parking Lot
1 session / $88 per person ($70 per person ages 3-17)

Minnesota State Fair        Thursday, September 1

co-sponsored with Community Club Tours
    It’s Senior Day at the Minnesota State Fair! We’ll have about five hours to check things out. Perhaps it’s agriculture that will be of interest to you, including the livestock and Machinery Hill. It could be the shows throughout the grounds. If you’re young or young at heart, the Midway, Kidway or thrill rides at Adventure Park could be your destination. Bring your appetite and check out the interesting variety of foods available throughout the fairgrounds. Why would you want to drive with the price of gas, park and pay admission when it’s all included right here? 
    Pick up at 7:30 am and drop off at 6:00 pm at the Security Bank and Trust in Winsted OR Pick up at 7:15 am and drop off at 6:15 pm at Howard Lake City Parking Lot
1 session /$60 pp (Ages 65+ or Ages 5-12 $57 pp)  

Church Basement Ladies in Plowin’ Thru Tour     Wednesday, September 14
co-sponsored with Community Club Tours
    The Church Basement Ladies are at it again! After an included lunch buffet at Q. Cumbers, which features a 50’ long salad bar, a variety of hot entrees, soup and ice cream/desert bar, we’re on our way to the Ames Center in Burnsville for the Church Basement Ladies in Plowin’ Thru. In the 9th installment of the highly successful series, the year is 1975 and all your favorite characters are back. Whether this is your first visit to the basement or you’ve seen ‘em all, you won’t want to miss this brand new show. Come along as the ladies don their polyester pantsuits and sing, dance and laugh their way thru this hilarious and touching new musical, Plowin’ Thru.
    Pick up at 9:30 am and drop off at 5:00 pm at the Security Bank and Trust in Winsted OR Pick up at 9:15 am and drop off at 5:15 pm at Howard Lake City Parking Lot
1 session / $85 per person includes meal


Till Beth Do Us Part Tour       Thursday, September 22
co-sponsored with Community Club Tours
    DayTrippers Dinner Theatre is at it again! Get ready to laugh!  After an included buffet lunch, it’s time for Till Beth Do Us Part from the creators of “The Dixie Swim Club” and “Always a Bridesmaid”. Career driven Suzannah needs a lot more help on the home front than she’s getting from her husband Gibby, a local TV weatherman. Suzanne wants to go for a promotion in the London office of Carmichael’s Chocolates. Gibby wants to go for a nap on the sofa. So they hire a personal assistant, a gregarious daughter of the South named Beth. Little do they know, Beth is after Suzanne’s job.Throw in a couple of wise-cracking best friends and a British boss lady, and you discover that the hazards of hiring a personal assistant can be hilarious.  
    Pick up at 10:15 am and drop off at 5:15 pm at the Security Bank and Trust in Winsted OR Pick up at 10:00 am and drop off at 5:30 pm at Howard Lake City Parking Lot
1 session / $84 per person includes meal

Owatonna - “Step Back in Time” Thursday, September 29 
co-sponsored with Highway 12 Trippers
    
Owatonna, the heart of southern Minnesota, is home to an  array of historic treasures. The day will start at the Steele  County History Center where you’ll explore the history of  Steele County, as well as what life was like at the turn of  the 20th century in the “Village of Yesteryear”.  Next up, the Minnesota State Public School Orphanage, is the only museum of its kind in the United States. Over 10,000 neglected children were sent there from 1886-1945 to be prepared for adoption or placement. Intended to be temporary, some children stayed for years.  The final stop, National Farmers’ Bank, is one of the “11 Can’t-Miss Stops on a Tour of America’s Hidden Architecture Gems”. It was designed in the early 1900s by  Louis Sullivan, “the father of the skyscraper”, and mentor  to Frank Lloyd Wright. 

Depart 
7:00 AM - Load at ACGC - High School 
7:20 AM - Load at Litchfield - Civic Arena Parking Lot
7:45 AM - Load at Dassel-Cokato - PAC 

8:05 AM - Load at Howard Lake - MAWSECO 720 9th Ave

9:50 AM - Arrive in Owatonna 

Return 
8:20 PM - Unload in Howard Lake 
8:40 PM - Unload in Dassel-Cokato 
9:05 PM - Unload in Litchfield 
9:25 PM - Unload in ACGC 

Fee: $84.00 (includes travel, tours & lunch) 
Registration deadline: September 9


Stillwater Fall Colors Boat Cruise             Wednesday, October 5
co-sponsored with Community Club Tours
     This has become an annual favorite event. It is so relaxing and also a reminder that our seasons are changing. Hopefully, we’ll see some beautiful fall colors. I am so impressed with the included deli buffet lunch. You could build your own sandwich with all sorts of ingredients and add warm entree’ selections and dessert.  
    Pick up at 8:15 am and drop off at 4:30 pm at the Security Bank and Trust in Winsted OR Pick up at 8 am and drop off at 4:45 pm at Howard Lake City Parking Lot. Please plan to be 15 minutes early for pick up times. 
     1 session / $80 per person includes meal 

REMEMBERING BOBBY VEE             Tuesday, October 18

co-sponsored with Community Club Tours
     Begin with an included buffet lunch at the Coyote Moon Grille and then head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for Remembering Bobby Vee. The Killer Vees, featuring Jeff, Tommy, Matt, and Bennett Vee, reunite to honor their father, uncle, grandfather, mentor and bandleader, Bobby Vee. The show features video and stories from Bobby’s career along with all the hits. Bobby Vee’s career started in Moorhead, MN on February 3, 1959, when his group The Shadows volunteered to help fill in after learning about the plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. And so began an international career that spanned 52 years and saw Bobby tour the world and land 38 songs in the Hot 100.  
VERY IMPORTANT:  For tour dates at the Paramount Theatre in St. Cloud beginning November 1, 2021:  You must have a proof of vaccination card (or copy of) OR three-day proof of testing before you will be allowed on the motor coach.  No refunds will be given if you don’t have the necessary paperwork, and there will be no exceptions. Community Club Tours has no control over the changes, so please acknowledge and follow whatever guidelines may be in place. The policy is changing often and is subject to change. Community Club Tours will do their best to contact clients in advance, and refunds will be made only if tickets haven’t been purchased.
     Pick up at 10:00 am and drop off at 4:45 pm at the Security Bank and Trust in Winsted OR Pick up at 10:15 am and drop off at 4:30 pm at Howard Lake City Parking Lot. Please plan to be 15 minutes early for pick up times. 
     1 session / $87 per person includes meal 


Dancing Lessons                             Wednesday, November 2
co-sponsored with Community Club Tours
    At the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington we’ll begin with an included lunch of creamy chicken breast served with roasted red potatoes, glazed carrots, coleslaw, dinner roll, dessert and coffee or tea. (Special dietary meals are available by request ahead of time.) Then we’ll head for the theatre for Dancing Lessons. A professional dancer with a career-ending injury is thrown for a loop when a geoscientist shows up on her doorstep asking for a dance lesson. Offering her an absurd amount of money to teach him enough moves to avoid embarrassing himself at an awards dinner, these two mis-matched souls engage in a series of lessons that lead them both out of their comfort zone. As their relationship blossoms, they’re both caught off-guard by the hilarious and heartwarming discoveries they make about each other and about themselves. Charming, touching, funny and life-affirming, don’t miss this delightfully unpredictable romantic comedy.
      This trip is co-sponsored with Community Club Tours, call 320-543-4670 to register. 
Pick up at 9:30 am and drop off at 5 pm at the Security Bank and Trust in Winsted OR Pick up at 9:15 am and drop off at 5:15 pm at Howard Lake City Parking Lot. Please plan to be 15 minutes early for pick up times.   

The Church Basement Ladies in: “Plowin’ Thru”  Thursday, December 1 
co-sponsored with Highway 12 Trippers
The Church Basement Ladies are at it again and all your  favorite characters are back! In the 9th installment of the  highly successful series, the year is 1975 and the ladies  don their polyester pantsuits and sing, dance and laugh  their way thru this hilarious and touching new musical.  Whether this is your first visit or you’ve seen ‘em all, you  won’t want to miss this brand new show.  
Depart 
9:00 AM - Load at ACGC - High School 
9:25 AM - Load at Litchfield - Civic Arena Parking Lot
9:55 AM - Load at Dassel-Cokato - PAC 
10:20 AM - Load at Howard Lake - MAWSECO 720 9th Ave 

11:30 AM - Buffet lunch at the Ames Center 
1:00-3:15 PM - Show at the Ames Center 
Return 
4:30 PM - Unload in Howard Lake 
4:50 PM - Unload in Dassel-Cokato 
5:10 PM - Unload in Litchfield 
5:30 PM - Unload in ACGC 
Fee: $80.00 (includes travel, lunch & show)
Registration deadline: November 7

Sausage, Beer, Pizza Buffet & Lights Tour             Thursday, December 1 and/or Tuesday, December 6
co-sponsored with Community Club Tours
    This tour has it all… one of the best meat markets in the state, the #1 ranked MN brewery (WCCO-TV), a pizza buffet, and a very popular light display… all in one tour! Begin with casual shopping at Schmidt’s Meat Market in Nicollet. (I really suggest that you bring coolers with your name clearly marked on them.) After you’ve had time to buy those Christmas party meats, we’ll head to Schell’s Brewery in New Ulm for a tour and tasting of their fine products. Not a beer drinker? They also make 1919 rootbeer. By now we’re hungry, so we’re off to the Pizza Ranch for an included late afternoon pizza buffet. (They’re even opening their buffet early just for us.) We’ll end our day with the beautiful Kiwanis Holiday Lights in Mankato. 
Pick up at 11:15 am and drop off at 9:00 pm at the Security Bank and Trust in Winsted OR Pick up at 11:00 am and drop off at 9:15 pm at Howard Lake City Parking Lot. Please plan to be 15 minutes early for pick up times. 
     1 session /
$77 pp (Ages 12-under $63 pp) 
 

Registration Information

Registration is not complete until payment is made. It is recommended that you pay as you register. Some attractions require early deposits, and tours may be canceled if clients haven’t made payments. Refunds for cancellations are subject to a penalty if Community Club has made nonrefundable deposits. If you must cancel late, please find a replacement. If there is a waitlist for the tour, we will attempt to assist you. Make checks payable to District 2687.

Special Needs: Please contact me if you have any questions pertaining to use of wheelchairs, walkers, etc. You are welcome to bring them along. However, the driver and tour director are not responsible to assist you throughout the day. Please bring a friend if you need assistance with mobility. You must be able to get on and off the motor coach independently. You must inform me in advance if a front seat is necessary, and I’ll do my best to accommodate your needs. Also, gluten-free diets are occasionally an issue. If that’s a concern for you, please let me know well in advance. If it’s a set meal, there’s not much I can do to assist you, but I will check it out.

Canceled Activities: If a trip is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, we will notify you and a refund will be made. Unless you are notified, you should meet at the time and place listed.

Tips: It is not mandatory that you tip the tour director or the driver if you feel they have done an excellent job, but tips are certainly appreciated and accepted.

Responsibility/Liability: Tour registrants agree that neither Community Club Tours, its agents, escorts, nor coach drivers shall be liable for any damages, loss (including personal injury, death or property loss) or expenses incurred during the tour. If an adjustment in the tour schedule beyond the control of Community Club Tours is necessary, all attempts will be made to find suitable and equitable replacements. Any additional charges will be the responsibility of the tour registrant, and any resulting savings will be refunded to the registrant. Your paid registration acknowledges agreement to release of liability of all the above listed. Transportation carriers, hotels, restaurants and attraction agents are independent contractors and are not affiliated with Community Club Tours. In the event that a tour must cancel, Community Club Tours is responsible only for a refund of the moneys paid to Community Club Tours by registrant.