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Thursday, April 25, 2019.  Visit Eataly and Enjoy Time on Michigan Ave. – This multifunctional marketplace where you shop, taste and enjoy high quality traditional Italian products, beverages, local produce, including a premier retail center. There are 23 restaurants, eateries and food counters for your snacking pleasure! We depart at 8:00 am. Cost is just $40 per person for your transportation.

June 14, (Fri.) 2019. HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION ON DISPLAY ON NORTHERLY ISLAND, CHICAGO Alexander Hamilton’s remarkable story has inspired millions of Americans. Now, you can see it through his eyes in this 360-degree immersive exhibition inspired -by the revolutionary musical. Featuring an audio tour narrated by the musical’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Exhibition is designed to take visitors deeper into the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, while at the same time chronicling the American Revolution and the creation of the United States of America. Cost is just $85 per person

With a dynamic and interactive mix of lighting, sound, multimedia, music and historical artifacts, you will experience how it felt to write the way Hamilton wrote, fight the way Hamilton fought, and live the way Hamilton lived. Sit at Hamilton’s desk and discover how his work as a trader in St. Croix gave him the skills to create our country’s financial system. Gaze upon the streets of New York with detailed replicas of the city in 1776. Step into George Washington’s war tent as you learn how the Revolutionary Army planned their shocking victory in the Battle of Yorktown.

Hamilton: The Exhibition poses new questions about Hamilton’s life and the founding of America, ultimately leaving us to ask the question — how can we leave our own legacies for future Americans? We are looking to purchase tickets for Thurs. May 2, 9 and 16, 2019. Departure by 8:00 am, tour the exhibit at 11:00 am, with time in the area to have a bite to eat.

Thursday, August 15, 2019. Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains. The award-winning journalist, editor, Chicago historian, and author Greg Borzo will be our tour guide as we visit and drive by more than a dozen of Chicago’s most interesting and beautiful fountains! We depart the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 7:30 am and return back to Rockford at about 5:30 pm. Cost is $98 per person; this includes your tour,  luncheon, and transportation.

Wed – July 10, 2019. – Wrigley Field Tour & Luncheon – An insider’s look at over 104 years of history in this legendary ballpark. Depart the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 9:00 am. Lunch before our 1:00 pm guided tour which includes the bleachers, press box, visitors’ clubhouse, Cubs dugout, and field… all while covering Wrigley Field’s unique 104-year history. Arrive back in Rockford about 5:30 pm. Cost is $110 per person Includes tour, luncheon & transportation

Thurs – Oct. 17, 2019. A trip to Galena for Lunch and Shopping. Stroll along Galena’s main street and shop one of many eclectic boutique shops, art galleries or antique stores. The restaurant we will have lunch at is Fried Green Tomatoes; they open especially for us and include a really wonderful menu … Fried Green Tomatoes Appetizer, House Salad, Chicken Parmesan and French Silk Ice Cream for dessert. You will have your choice of having lunch as a group or if you’d rather be on your own for lunch you can do that also. We’ll depart the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 9:00 am and arrive in Galena at about 11:00 am. We will leave Galena at 3:00 pm and be back in Rockford at about 5:00 pm. Cost of lunch and transportation is $75 per person or if you would like to ride in and have lunch on your own that will cost $45 per person for your transportation.

Tues. – Dec. 8, 2020. – Christmas Luncheon and Wurlitzer Concert at the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington, Illinois. Get in the Holiday spirit as we begin with an elegant sit-down lunch in the Carousel Pavilion with a live Wurlitzer Theater Organ Concert in the very private Sanfilippo residence’s 300 seat theater, time to explore the collection of automatic music machines, including the special1890 Eden Palais Carousel and the new perfume collection. Cost is $145 per person; includes your meal, a live concert and time to look at the estate’s antique music collection.


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