Day Trips & Special Events
Prices for Day Trips and Special Events include all admissions and bus fare, where applicable.
Cleveland's International Heritage Tour
Wednesday, October 1
$98 members/$116 non-members
The group will depart from Lourdes parking lot M at 7:30 a.m., arrive in Cleveland at 10 a.m., and return to Lourdes by 8:30 p.m.
Register by September 17
Cleveland's international heritage is a rich history created by the many immigrant groups who came there in search of a better life, while maintaining their traditions, legacies and customs. Join friends from Lifelong Learning and tour Cleveland's many ethnic cultures and learn the history that makes it a wonderful mosaic city of people and places. The tour will take participants to a number of ethnic and historical places where immigrants came to build their lives, including Irishtown Bend, Little Italy, the famous Westside Market, and the hidden Abraham Lincoln memorials on Public Square. Enjoy a Polish lunch at Sokolowski's University Inn and dinner on the way home at the Longhorn Steakhouse in Sandusky.
Illegal Gambling Clubs Of Toledo; the Chips, the Dice, the Places and Faces
Thursday August 28
$10 for lunch & jazz, reservations requested
10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Toledo has a shady past of gambling clubs, mobsters, bookies, and bettors. Going back to the turn of the century, illegal gambling clubs persisted despite police raids and the attempts of local politicians to shut them down. Terry Shaffer has spent the past 15 years researching and collecting gambling memorabilia, vintage casino chips, and stories! Terry will delve into the details of the clubs, locations, the owners and operators, including mug shots of the notorious Purple Gang. Terry's book, Illegal Gambling Clubs of Ohio, will be available for purchase and signing. 10:30–noon, free
Picnic lunch: hot dogs and all the fixings! Noon–1 p.m.
The Cake Walkin' Jazz Band will perform the authentic New Orleans jazz Toledoans have been enjoying for more than 30 years. 1–2:30 p.m.
See the Life Long Learning Brochure for complete details