Groton Senior Center A division of Town of Groton Parks and Recreation Dept
Day Trips 2017
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Our trips are not just for Groton seniors – they are open to the public.
An additional $10 fee is charged to non resident for trips unless otherwise noted.
For more information, call 860-441-6785
We have an excellent trip planned for August 2018 to SCOTLAND!
Come hear the details of the trip at our Collette trip presentation.
TRIP PRESENTATION MEETING 1 pm Monday October 16th
for our trip:
Discover Scotland featuring the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
August 13 — August 22, 2018 • 10 Days • 14 Meals
Daytrip to see DASHING THOURGH THE SNOW at Newport Playhouse.
We leave at 9:45 am & return approximately 6 pm at Groton Senior Center.
At Newport’s only Dinner Theater enjoy their great home-style buffet, a wonderful play in their intimate theater and a fun-filled cabaret in the dining room.
Buffet 11:30am…Curtain 1:00pm Cabaret always follows the play
DASHING THORUGH THE SNOW
Written by Jones, Hope, & Wooten Directed by Tony Annicone
We have Center Orchestra/Side Aisle seats for this show.
$74 per resident
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for lost family and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.
Groton Senior Center bus departs 12:30 p.m.
We ONLY have 20 seats—HURRY while spots last!
Deadline for this trip is November 1st
Big E – Friday, Sept 15
Groton Senior Center and Groton Town Recreation are hitting the BIG E!
Friday, Sept. 15 which is Be A Kid For A Day, Military Appreciation Day . After talking to other like day trippers, we found out this day is the supposedly the “best” day to attend as far as less traffic, less lines, and cleanliness of the event. The Big E, also known as The Eastern States Exposition, is billed as “New England’s Great State fair”. It is the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the seventh-largest fair in the nation. Price includes deluxe coach transportation and admission to the fair. Call 860-441-6623 for more details.
$45 pp We depart GSC at 8:30 am Depart Big E at 3 pm Return to GSC by 5 pm
Ellis Island & Statue Of Liberty- Tuesday, Sept 26
We have gone the extra steps to most efficiently visit both Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty including with your admission is the new 45 minute AUDIO GUIDE, inviting visitors to relive the immigrant experience as if “they” were the new arrival. Roundtrip Ferry ticket allows you to depart Liberty Park, NJ and get off at both Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty Island. Friendship Tours arranges the components of the tours. $94 pp (Includes Deluxe Motor coach, Sightseeing & Attractions, Friendship Tours Tour Director & Gratuities to Driver & Tour Director) We depart GSC at 6:00am Estimated Return: 8:30pm Groton
Garde Arts- Garrison Kieller – Saturday. Oct 7 Garrison Keillor, host of one of the most popular radio variety shows ever, brings along to the Garde stage two old friends from the earliest days of A Prairie Home Companion for two hours of harmony and humor! Let us take care of the driving for you Groton Senior Center Bus. $65 pp We depart GSC at 7:00 pm
Thames River Cruise NLCHS – Saturday. Oct 14
Through the generosity of Cross Sound Ferry, the NLCHS hosts a ferry river tour, traveling up the Thames to Norwich and back discussing the history of this important waterway. US Navy and US Coast Guard lectures; Craft Program, Wine Tasting and silent auction. Only 20 spots available $33 pp We will depart GSC at 2 pm