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DAY TRIP CANCELLATION POLICY


Any trip refund or trip credit conversion to a refund will be assessed a $5 processing fee. No refund will be given if you cancel the day of the trip, if you’re a no show or once we have incurred costs for booking trips (tickets, meals, hotel,  transportation, etc.) Refunds will be determined by the Park District if no cost has been incurred.  
Under AGE 55? 
People under 55 years of age are placed on a waiting list. Two weeks prior to the trip date this list will be called.

TRIP NOTES


• Arrive 10-15 minutes early. 
• We will leave on time. You may get left behind if you are late, so please allow yourself enough time.
• End times are estimated.
• Please park vehicles in the back of the parking lot, near Lake Drive. 
• Tipping the trip leader and bus driver is at your own discretion.
• Make sure you have emergency info/contacts in your wallet.
•  Some are allergic to perfume so we ask that you keep your fragrance to a minimum. 
• Registration for trips with this symbol ⇨ began last term, so you can sign up at any time. The trip may be full. If it is, please ask to be placed on the waiting list.  

 

Day Trips

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⇨ William L. Sullivan Hike Presentation
River Road Park proudly presents author and hiking guru William L. Sullivan as he takes us on a slide show tour of new and changed trails he discovered near Eugene while updating his 100 Hikes guidebooks for Oregon. We’ll visit a viewpoint in the Thurston Hills above Springfield, a weird water tower atop Eugene’s Wild Iris Ridge, and a restored trail to a fire lookout that didn’t burn in the recent Fall Creek fire. We’ll also see how the Eugene Parks Foundation is working to fill gaps in the Ridgeline Trail in the hopes of completing a 40-mile loop around Eugene. As always, Sullivan spices his talk with anecdotes about history, wildflowers, and geology along the way. Sullivan is the author of 23 books about history, mystery, and adventure. Your cost includes refreshments. Held at 1400 Lake Dr.
6/22    Sa    7-8:30p    $15


⇨ Broadway Rose - “The Spitfire Grill”
Portland is where it’s at for this one. Based on the 1996 film, “The Spitfire Grill” is a touching and inspirational musical tale brimming with beautiful folk melodies. Percy, a spirited parolee, follows her dreams to the small town of Gilead, hoping to create a new life for herself. She takes a job working at the Spitfire Grill, which has long been up for sale with no takers. Percy convinces its owner, Hannah, to raffle it off with a letter-writing contest, and the entire town is changed as a result in this story of perseverance, grace, and friendship. After the theater performance, we’ll stop for a nice dinner at Lake Oswego Grill. Your cost includes: transportation, theater and dinner.
6/23    Su    10:45a-8p    $105

⇨ Hopscotch Portland
Have you heard about this? Sounds so fun! Come with us to Portland where we will enjoy the unique, immersive art experiences at Hopscotch. 23,000 sq. ft. gallery that features 14 distinctive immersive and interactive installations from over 50 local, national, and international artists. It will invoke a sense of joy and wonder! Your cost includes: transportation, admission and lunch at a local Portland hotspot. 
6/30    Su    10a-6p    $79

Seven Wonders of the Gorge
Experience some of the most majestic views of the lower Columbia River Gorge visible by water. Travel under several famous bridges on your journey from Portland to Multnomah Falls while exploring unique views of the Willamette River and the mighty Columbia River aboard the Explorer Jetboat. Sights include Cape Horn, Multnomah Falls, Crown Point, Rooster Rock, Beacon Rock, Mount Hood and, of course, the Columbia River! A live tour guide will provide narration of the sights. This explorer cruise is an adventure-style experience traveling at speeds up to 45 miles per hour. The boat can be loud, so noise-canceling headphones or complimentary ear plugs will be available.  The boat is not wheelchair/walker accessible. Your cost includes: transportation, excursion, snacks and drinks. Feel free to bring your own lunch/dinner. We will not be including lunch or dinner so we can keep the cost low.  

7/7    Su    11a-8p    $125

Note: We are leaving 30 minutes earlier!

Melrose Vineyard Crab Feed with Live Music
We are going to head south to par-take in this annual Dungeness crab event. We’ll sit on the terrace with a panorama of the estate grounds and vineyards that is certain to inspire awe. Prepare yourself for a fun-filled evening filled with great food, wine and live music. If you aren’t a crab lover, don’t worry Sicilian chicken will also be served along with a variety of side dishes that will be sure to make you a happy camper.  Music by Second Chance Band. Your cost includes: transportation, dinner and entertainment. 

7/14    W    3:30-9p    $105

Note: We are leaving 30 minutes earlier!

Jazz Supper Club
Have you been to Jazzy Ladies yet? Tonight, you are in for a treat! The Jazz Ambassadors will set the stage for a great jazz-fueled evening, playing popular jazz tunes along with crowd-pleasing jazz versions of a broad range of familiar classics. We’ll enjoy listening to them perform while we eat a delicious meal made from scratch that will have your taste buds singing along. Your cost includes: transportation, dinner and jazz. 
7/18    Th    4:45-8p    $49

⇨ ‘Beautiful’ - The Carole King Musical
Heading to Portland today to see ‘Beautiful’. It’s an inspiring true story of legendary musician Carole King and her journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This amazing saga features such unforgettable classics as “You’ve Got A Friend,” “One Fine Day,” “So Far Away,” “Take Good Care Of My Baby,” “Up On The Roof,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and “Natural Woman.” This musical will be filled with the songs you remember and a story you’ll never forget. We’ll stop and have a delicious dinner on the way home. Your cost includes: transportation, show and dinner.
7/21    Su    10:45a-8p    $105

Historic Homes Tour
This tour features several historic homes in various states of restoration in our neighboring city of Albany. We’ll make our way through as many homes as we can. Homeowners and Hosts/Hostesses will be available to answer questions about restoration efforts, historic house maintenance and why they chose Albany as home. Time providing, we will visit other notable historic buildings such as the Whitespires Church, Albany Regional Museum and the Monteith House Museum. We’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at a nearby, local restaurant. Your cost includes: transportation, admission and lunch. 
7/27    Sa    10:30a-4p    $65

Rafting the McKenzie
Come enjoy a half-day McKenzie River rafting trip! The trip covers 10 miles and is a great way to see things that aren’t accessible unless you are on the river. Flora, fauna, rapids, cool water, rapids… what’s not to love? If you like a thrill then this one is for you! More information will be provided to participants as the trip gets closer.  Your cost includes: transportation, expert guided rafting and a tasty fried chicken lunch.
8/8    Th    8:30a-3:30p    $125

Bad Indians   by Deborah Miranda

Today, we are lucky to have author of Bad Indians, Deborah Miranda. Come learn about California Indian history, past and present. She will share with us what a hybrid memoir is, and how she came to write the book in that form rather than a straight narrative. The operating principles of the book are decolonization and survivance—both key concepts for all U.S. writers as we reckon with history and loss in these pandemic times. The book’s organizational principle is collage—a literary strategy that has gained greater resonance with this decade’s experiences of isolation and fragmentation. She is a local and we are lucky to be able to have her come here to educate our community. You can order her book at Heyday Books. Bring it with you and she will sign them following her presentation. Your cost includes refreshments. Held at 1400 Lake Dr.
8/10    Sa    6:30-8p    $10 Pre-sale               $15 At the door


Grub Club @ Forrester’s
Forrester’s Bar & Grill was opened in 2021. Let’s support this local restaurant that has been recommended to us. They offer a wide variety of quality food items that we will get to enjoy; delicious burgers, juicy steaks, fresh chopped salads, homemade pasta’s and more. Most of their food is cooked from scratch so get ready to enjoy. Your cost includes: transportation and lunch. 
8/14    W    11:30a-2:30p    $30    

Albany NW Art & Air Festival ~ Night Glo
This was a hit last year, so we are heading back to relish and enjoy this amazing event. Tonight, we will see a bunch of beautiful, colorful balloons inflated and glowing. What a sight! We’ll enjoy music, artist booths and food. Your cost includes: transportation, and snacks. Bring a fold up chair or a blanket. End time is approximate.
8/23    F    2:30-9p    $39

Wine Down Wednesday
Girardet Vineyards & Winery in Roseburg is where we are heading to for a fun day filled with good wine, food and company. Come taste and tour this beautiful winery with others who love wine. Your cost includes: a picnic lunch, wine tasting, vineyard trolley tour, games and a discount on wine if you decide to make a purchase. 
8/28    W    10a-3p    $50

55+ BBQ
It’s that time of year. Burgers and hotdogs prepared for you with love by our staff!!! We provide the main course, and you bring the sides. Plan on your side dish feeding 10 people. Following the food, we’ll wrap it up with a local band playing for us. Please register so we know how many people to expect.
9/11    W    4-6p        Free    Jim Lockard Shelter 1

Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire
Are you ready to step back in time and join us in some mid-evil fun? Jousting knights, singing wandering minstrels as well as troubadours, jongleurs, bards, and dancers... The fair features over 150 stalls with arts and crafts as well as more than 1,000 costumed participants. Your cost includes: transportation and admission. 
9/15    Su    9:30a-3:30p    $50    

Raptor Center
Today we will enjoy a customized, extended program; it’s a 45-minute presentation with three resident raptors and their trainer followed by a self-guided tour of the center. We will stop for a delicious lunch at a local hotspot. Your cost includes: transportation, admission and lunch. Wear sturdy walking shoes. Must be able to walk comfortably on uneven ground, consider bringing walking poles.
9/25    W    9:45a-2p    $62        

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