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Old Log Theatre presents “Once Upon a Mattress”     Thursday, February 9

co-sponsored with Highway 12 Trippers
Mary Rodger’s classic Once Upon A Mattress is a delightful musical that has become a fan favorite in theatres everywhere! Many moons ago in a far-off place, Queen Aggravain decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the prince, but none could pass the impossible tests given to them by the Queen. That is, until the “shy” swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, showed up. Would she be able to pass the Sensitivity Test, marry her prince and help Lady Larkin and Sir Harry to the altar? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the classic tale The Princess and the Pea provides some side-splitting shenanigans. For after all, a princess is a delicate thing.
10:05 AM Depart Howard Lake - MAWSECO Education Center, 720 9th Avenue, Howard Lake
11:00 AM - Arrive at the Old Log Theatre - Excelsior, MN
11:15 AM - Lunch
1:00-3:00 PM - Show
4:00 PM - Return in Howard Lake
1 session / $85 pp (includes travel, lunch & show)
Registration deadline: January 11

All You Need Is Love      Tuesday, February 14

co-sponsored with Community Club Tours
Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of Honey Garlic Chicken, served with Cheesy Potatoes, Roasted Veggie Blend, Winter Salad, Dinner Rolls, Assorted Dessert - Chef’s Choice, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Hot Tea.  (Special dietary meals available by request ahead of time.)  Then we’ll head to the theatre for All You Need Is Love, a celebration of the incredible music of the Fab Four.  You’ll hear early hits such as “She Loves You”, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, and “Yesterday”, and later releases from the Beatles’ studio years including “When I’m Sixty-Four” and “Something”. Enjoy an atmosphere of fun, romance, and BEATLEMANIA from Sidekick Theatre this Valentine’s Day! 
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. Please plan to be 15 minutes early for pick up times. 
     1 session /
$92 pp includes lunch and show

The California Songbook     Tuesday, March 14
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 The California Songbook, a tribute to the sounds of The Mamas & The Papas, Joni Mitchell, Carpenters, Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles, Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac, & more. In the mid-'60s, the music business migrated from Tin Pan Alley and the Brill Building in New York City to Los Angeles, California. The Beatles, the British Invasion performers, and Motown artists dominated radio airwaves, but a new sound was brewing in Laurel Canyon. Folk, country, pop, mysticism, rock, and even show tunes blended together, and every record executive was on the lookout for that new folk/rock sound. And that's just the beginning of the stories and sounds born in California.   
Pick up at 10 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 / $91 pp includes buffet lunch

Discover St. Paul   Thursday, April 20
co-sponsored with Highway 12 Trippers
St. Paul is home to a variety of rich and diverse experiences, two of which we will be exploring. Be a part of history as it’s happening when we visit the Minnesota State Capital. Connect with this landmark building designed by Cass Gilbert through its amazing stories - and learn about its incredible architecture, art and history. A lunch buffet will follow at Joseph’s Grill. More discoveries await at the Wabasha Street Caves when we take their Scandinavian Bus Tour!
8:40 AM Depart Howard Lake - MAWSECO Education Center, 720 9th Avenue, Howard Lake
10:00 AM - Arrive at Minnesota State Capitol (Guided Tour)
11:30 AM - Lunch
1:00-3:00 PM - Wabasha Street Caves (Scandinavian Bus Tour)
4:25 PM - Return in Howard Lake
1 session / $85 (includes travel, lunch & tours)
Registration deadline: April 1

Splish Splash!  The Music of Bobby Darin        Tuesday, April 25

co-sponsored with Community Club Tours
     Begin with an included buffet lunch at the Pizza Ranch in Waite Park. Then we’ll head for the St. Cloud Paramount Theatre for Splish Splash! The Music of Bobby Darin. Bobby Darin: Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor in film and television. He performed in a range of music genres, including jazz, pop, rock ’n’ roll, folk, swing and country. It has been said that had he lived, he would have been more famous than Frank Sinatra. In this special show, Vegas entertainer Ron Gartner honors the Darin legacy… singing the songs of the swingin-est guy who ever put on a tux…in a show that covers everything from Darin’s rock ’n’ roll days to the evening at the Copa (with a slight detour into Country, Folk and Political Activism). Finger-snappin’ songs like Mack the Knife, Dream Lover, Beyond the Sea, Artificial Flowers, If I Were a Carpenter, Clementine, That’s All, and many more!  
Pick up at 10 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 pp includes buffet lunch

Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help       Wednesday, May 3
co-sponsored with Community Club Tours
Tim Stolz laughed out loud when he read the script!  Our destination is the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington where we’ll begin with an included lunch of Creamy Chicken Breast, served with Roasted Red Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Coleslaw, Dinner Rolls, Assorted Dessert - Chef’s Choice, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Hot Tea.  (Special dietary meals available by request ahead of time.)  Then we’ll head to the theatre for Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.  Take a trip back to 1973 with the Irish Catholic O’Shea family in this hilarious and moving new memory play which introduces us to 19-year old Linda, as she recalls a week she’ll never forget.  When Linda’s mother instructs her to tell her sister about the birds and the bees, things quickly snowball into a potential crisis after the conversation is overheard by the parish priest.  Secrets are unintentionally revealed, and a quick-witted group of women realize what really matters as they work to protect their family reputation and each other. 
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. Please plan to be 15 minutes early for pick up times. 
     1 session /
$92 pp includes lunch and show

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.