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TV Moms

Wednesday, June 12

11:15 am – 12:45 pm includes buffet lunch

Friday, December 20

Cost: $19 for members, $31 for non-members

When television was young, motherhood was depicted quite differently. Meet the moms that TV made famous in shows like Leave It To Beaver, Father Knows Best, I Love Lucy, Ozzie & Harriet, and many more. Ride down memory lane as professional storyteller Sheila Painter portrays these unforgettable moms from the 1950s and 1960s. Period clothing and iconic accessories help to bring each character alive. Lots of fun trivia and memories, and no commercials!

Sheila Painter is a lifelong chatterbox turned storyteller who previously performed “Bringing Books to Life” for Lifelong Learning. She has performed for audiences across four states, and her mastery of the craft is impressive. She has also appeared with the Toledo Repertoire Theater.

A delicious hot buffet luncheon is included, so please lunch and laugh with us as we celebrate the holidays and the conclusion of the semester!

Fall Foliage Cruise

Thursday, October 10

Cruise on the Grand River with us! Step back in time by stepping onto the Michigan Princess, a classic replica of a 19th century steam boat with graceful arched windows, beautiful wood trim, and crystal chandeliers. Enjoy the fall foliage as we float down the river with all the comforts of a 5-star establishment, including indoor and outdoor seating and climate control. A delicious hot buffet lunch will be served aboard ship followed by live entertainment.

Once back on land, enjoy a driving tour of Michigan’s capital city of Lansing. See the State Capitol Building, the Michigan Historical Museum, Impression 5 Science Center, the beautiful campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing and Old Town Lansing where this region was first established.

Tour the magnificent Turner-Dodge House and learn about Lansing’s early pioneers in the museum within. Built in 1855, the three story Georgian Revival house has an impressive two-story front porch with Ionic columns, large classical doorways, multiple fireplaces, and beveled and leaded glass windows.

Bus departs from Lourdes University parking lot M at 9:00 am and returns about 7:00 pm. Price is $109 for members, $129 for nonmembers.

This trip is sold out. Call to be added to the wait list: 419-824-3707.

National Veterans Memorial & Museum

Thursday, November 14

Start the day with a visit to the Great Southern Hotel, a Victorian landmark hotel listed on the National Register of Historic Places. After major renovation and restoration, the hotel has earned its place among Ohio’s finest historic hotels. The lobby is a sophisticated gem; the original marble front desk is still a focal point, with two amazing griffin-like figures that flank both ends. Opening the doors to the historic hotel’s ballroom reveals a stunning space illuminated by five great stained glass windows near the ceiling, depicting symbols of hospitality and fine dining.

After touring the Great Southern Hotel, see the sights in Columbus during a driving tour. Highlights of downtown Columbus include the Ohio Statehouse, the old department stores and restaurants, the vibrant Short North neighborhood, Goodale Park and more. Return to the Great Southern for a gourmet lunch worthy of its heritage.

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum opened in 2018 to much acclaim. It is a place dedicated to the veteran’s experience. It is a place to celebrate and honor the sacrifice of all of our veterans, past and present, from our Greatest Generation to our recent heroes coming home from Afghanistan and Iraq. Inside the museum, exhibitions focus on the people – the soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, Coastguardsman and their families – from answering the call to life after military service. Individual stories and shared experiences are illustrated through personal artifacts, quotes, letters, imagery and powerful films of veterans telling their unique story in their own words. Docents will guide our group through the first floor exhibition gallery and there will be time to explore the upper levels at your own pace. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum connects historical events to current concerns and strengthens understanding and respect between civilians and veterans.

Bus departs from Lourdes University parking lot M at 7:30 am and returns about 7:00 pm. Price is $128 for members, $148 for nonmembers, and $116 for veterans. Veterans will be required to show a military ID or similar documentation.