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Registration Date / Happenings Edition

Tuesday, March 21 for trips in the April-June, 2017 Happenings.

Non-Members may register for the trips the Mondays following member registration.


Chicago Food Tour - Chinatown & Greektown, Chicago.  We start the day in Chinatown.  We will enjoy our favorite appetizers and, weather permitting, stroll along the main street of Chinatown.  We then head to the Gold Coast to visit Lou Malnati's and have a slice of deep dish pizza.  Concluding the day in Greektown with some tasty desserts!  Moderate to lots of walking.

  • Date:  Thursday, March 23, 2017, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost:  $88 Members, $96 Non-Members

Church and Chocolate Tour - Milwaukee, WI.  We will visit three churches on this docent-led church tour.  Lunch will be at the Bavarian Beerhaus, followed by a chocolatier explaining about the craft and receive delicious treats.  We will stop at Mars Cheese Castle on the way home. Moderate to lots of walking.

  • Date:  Friday, April 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Cost:  $95 Members, $103 Non-Members
  • DEADLINE MARCH 17, 2017

Jesus Christ Superstar - Paramount Theatre, Aurora, IL.  This is an energized rock opera that delves into the internal struggles of humans, including Jesus himself, as they draw closer to one of the most pivotal moments in history.  Lunch is included at Two Brothers Roundhouse - choose chicken or vegetable lasagna.  Moderate walking.

  •  Date:  Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
  • Cost:  $80 Members, $88 Non-Members
  • DEADLINE APRIL 3, 2017

Potawatomi Casino - Milwaukee, WI.  The casino package includes $10 reward play and $10 toward food and beverage at the casino restaurants. Moderate to lots of walking.

  • Date:  Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost:  $35 Members, $43 Non-Members
  • DEADLINE APRIL 14, 2017

Back to the 50's - Fireside Theatre, Ft. Atkinson, WI.  This show pays tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline and many more talented artists of the 50's.  Lunch included - short ribs and chicken, with all the delicious sides.  Moderate walking.

  • Date:  Thursday, June 8, 2017, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Cost:  $95 Members, $103 Non-Members
  • DEADLINE MAY 1, 2017

Barbra & Frank - Paramount Theatre, Aurora, IL.   Two of the biggest voices in music history never had the opportunity to perform together.  Now is your chance to experience this event on stage!  Lunch is included at Raimondo's in North Aurora, choice at registration.  Moderate to lots of walking.

  • Date:  Sunday June 11, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Cost:  $78 Members, $86 Non-Members
  • DEADLINE:  May 5, 2017

Sox Game & Bingo - Join us for an afternoon of food, fun, bingo and baseball.  Price includes "all you can eat" buffet, bingo on the patio & lower box seats (Box 115).  The White Sox play the Baltimore Orioles.  Moderate to lots of walking.

  • Date:  Thursday, June 15, 10:15 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Cost:  $80 Members, $88 Non-Members
  • DEADLINE:   May 5, 2017

Bridges of Madison County - The Bridges of Madison County gives voice to the longs of men and women everywhere and shows us what it is to love and be loved so intensely that life is never the same again.  Join us for a wonderful afternoon of entertainment.  Lunch included at Bob Chinn's.  Moderate walking.

  • Date:  Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 10:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Cost:  $90 Members, $98 Non-Members
  • DEADLINE:  May 15, 2017

Spirit Cruise, Navy Pier, Chicago - Come aboard and enjoy this truly interactive and entertaining experience.  Enjoy great music, dancing and the Chicago skyline.  Buffet lunch is included.  Moderate walking.

  • Date:  Tuesday, July 11, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Cost:  $82 Members, $90 Non-Members
  • DEADLINE:  June 2, 2017

Tall Ship Fireworks Cruise - Join us for a night out in beautiful Chicago.  Fireworks and story telling on the Tall Ship Windy, a 148 foot traditional four masted topsail schooner.  Dinner and free time on your own prior to sailing.  Moderate to lots of walking.

  • Date:  Wednesday, July 19, 5 p.m. - Midnight
  • Cost:  $62 Members, $70 Non-Members
  • DEADLINE:  June 2, 2017 

Tin Woman, Munster Theatre, IN -  A beautiful blend of family, humor and hope. Inspired by a true story, Joy has had a heart transplant and is questioning her second chance in life. When she connects with the family of her donor, together they learn what it means to truly give one’s heart.  Lunch included, choice of swiss steak or chicken a la king at time of registration. Moderate walking.

  • Date:  Wednesday, July 26, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Cost:  $80 Members, $88 Non-Members
  • DEADLINE:  June 2, 2017

Cubs vs. Brewers, Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI - Join us as we watch an exciting game between rivals.  Seats are Terrace box, section 410.  We will provide water & snacks for you to enjoy.  So bring a friend and enjoy a great game, rain or shine!  Dundee will be joining us for this game. Moderate to lots of walking.

  • Date:  Sunday, July 30, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m,
  • Cost:  $70 Members, $78 Non-Members
  • DEADLINE:  May 3, 2017

Church Basement Ladies, Fireside Theatre, Ft. Atkinson, WI - In CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES we meet the pastor, three cooks & one daughter who run the kitchen. As in any kitchen, problems arise. They stave off potential disasters, have loads of fun, share & debate recipes, instruct the young, & keep the pastor on a steady course.  This musical comedy, has charmed audiences all over the nation, join us!  Lunch included, Pork chop, whipped potatoes, corn & hummingbird cake. Moderate walking.

  • Date:  Wednesday, August 2, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Cost:  $95 Members, $103 Non-Members
  • DEADLINE:  June 16, 2017

The Gin Game - Drury Lane, Oak Brook, IL - Nominated for four Tony Awards, The Gin Game symbolizes life in the form of a card game.  Weller Martin & Fonsia Dorsey strike up an acquaintance, & begin to play gin rummy. As the game progresses, intimate secrets of their lives are revealed, as they begin to search for each other’s weaknesses in both the game & life itself.  Lunch choice: tilapia or chicken breast. Moderate walking.

  • Date: Thursday, August 10, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost:  $80 Members, $88 Non-Members
  • DEADLINE:  July 21, 2017

Cubs vs. Reds - Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL - 

‘Tis the season for the Cubs.  We will be partnering with Dundee for this game, so limited tickets.  Another great day for summer baseball. Snacks provided. Moderate to lots of walking.

  • Date:  Thursday, August 17, 10:15 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Cost:  $80 Members, $88 Non-Members
  • DEADLINE:  June 14, 2017

Free Trips

Lutheran Home Lunch & Tour - Wednesday, April 19, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Asbury Communities Lunch & Tour - Wednesday, May 24, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Symphony of Buffalo Grove Lunch & Tour - Wednesday, June 14, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Extended Trips

New Orleans (Diamond Tours)  WAITING LIST

  • Dates:  Sunday, April 30 to Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • Cost:  $659 per person double occupancy; $899 single occupancy.  $75 deposit due at registration.Insurance on your own through Travel Insured International.

This trip includes four consecutive nights in the New Orleans area, guided tour of Louisiana Plantation & New Orleans, plus a visit to the National World War II Museum and Mardi Gras Museum.  Top it off iwth some free time in the French Quarter and a Riverboat Cruise.  Now you've enjoyed a taste of New Orleans!

Girlfriends Getaway

  • June 6 - 8 , 2017
  • Cost:  Estimated at $350-400 per double occupancy.  $50 deposit required.  Final payment due 5/2.

This is our 11th year of celebrating girlfriends and carving a little time away from our crazy, busy lives.  This summer, we travel to the Delevan/Wisconsin Dells area for some grown-up fun, including...and most importantly...a spa service plus extrasplus extras like the Lumberjack Show (no catcalls please!), the Tommy Bartlett Ski Show, an Upper Dells boat cruise, and perhaps a ‘mystery’ attraction or two (translation: stlll working on it!). We are staying at the Kalahari Resort where you can take advantage of their indoor/outdoor water parks, or not, as you prefer. I like the Lazy River! A shuttle to Ho-Chunk Casino is available if you don’t like what we have planned, but no refunds for missing events. 

Minocqua and Green Bay, WI

  • Dates:  Tuesday, June 20 - Friday, June 23, 2017
  • Cost:  $486 per person double occupancy, $647 single occupancy.  $100 deposit is due at time of registration.  Final payments will be due April 20, 2017.

Join us for this fantastic summer trip into Wisconsin.  Our first stop:  Green Bay & a tour of Lambeau Field & spending the evening at the Radisson / Oneida Hotel Casino. We then head to beautiful Minocqua and enjoy 2 nights at the Waters of Minocqua Hotel.  Our tour of Minocqua will include the following – Lunch Cruise, 2 dinners, Lumberjack & Water Skiing Shows and more.  We wrap up the trip by stopping at the Wisconsin Dells for a ride & tour on the original Ducks this tour includes a wilderness trek & water tour.  Then you will have free time to shop & lunch on your own, before we head home.   A wonderful summer break – join us!  

Second New Orleans Trip - Diamond Tours

  • Dates:  Sunday, November 5 - Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • Cost:  $659 per person double occupancy, $899 single.  $75 deposit.  Final payment due August 10, 2017

Highlights: Guided tour of New Orleans and a Louisiana plantation.  Visit the National WWII Museum and Mardi Gras Museum.  Riverboat Cruise & much more.

Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa Tour - Diamond Tours

  • Dates:  Saturday, September 23 - Saturday, September 30, 2017
  • Cost:  $975 per person double occupancy, $1,284 single.  $75 deposit. Final payment due June 28, 2017.

Highlights:  Guided tour of Montreal, Quebec City, and Ottawa, with Parliament Hill included. Visit Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal Tower and Canadian Museum of History. Cruise on the St. Lawrence River and much more. Bags provided by Belmont Village.

Soaring Eagle Casino & Frankenmuth, MI

  • Dates:  Tuesday, October 24 - Thursday, October 26, 2017.
  • Cost:  $265 per person double occupancy, $360 single.

Join us for this color-filled overnight casino trip.  Highlights of the trip:  stopping at Four Winds Casino on the way to Soaring Eagle. Enjoy the option of exploring Frankenmuth, MI and Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, then gambling or relaxing this evening at the Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino. Bags provided by Tamarack. 

2017 Trip through Fancy Free Travel

Myrtle Beach and Washington, D.C. Monuments

  • Dates:  Monday, March 27 - Monday, April 3, 2017 (8 day trip)
  • Cost:   $1,851.55 per person double occupancy, $2,412.05 single.  Home pick up and return included.  $372 deposit includes $172 insurance

This fantastic trip includes 13 meals, 2 night stay at Myrtle Beach, SC and Arlington, VA.  Trip highlights include:  Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden, Alabama Theater, Carolina Opry Show, White House Visitors Center, Arlington Cemetary, National WWII Memorial and much more!  Pick up a detailed flyer in the PTSCC Main Office.

2018 Trip

Cubs Training in Arizona - American Classic Tours, Inc.

  • Dates:  March 3-8, 2018
  • Cost:    $2,998 per person double occupancy, $3,698 single.  Includes airfare, travel insurance and pickup at PTSCC.  $850 deposit due upon registration.  Make checks out to American Classic Tours, Inc.

Come watch your favorite team, 2016 World Series Champions, in three exciting spring training games in sunny, warm Arizona.  Highlights:  5 night stay ini Scottsdale, guided tour of Phoenix, Apache Trail, Canyon Lake Cruise, Arizona Opry, Phoenix Botanical Gardens, Musical Instrument Museum, Old Town Scottsdale and much more.