Trips

    Thursday, June 28- Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruise with lunch at Quonset ‘O’ Club and shopping In Newport

    Departure Time: 10:45am

    Approximate Return Time: 8:00pm

    Cost: $75.00 per person includes roundtrip motorcoach, lunch at Quonset ‘O’ Club, and Lighthouse Cruise ticket.  Driver tip is not included.  Lunch choice due at sign-up.

    This Trip has Some Walking.

    Limited Seats Available!  Don’t Wait to Sign-Up!

    We start our day with a delicious lunch at the elegant Quonset ‘O’ Club restaurant.  (Lunch choice below).  Following lunch, we take a short drive to Rhode Island Bay Cruises to board our luxurious fast ferry, Ava Pearl, for our Narragansett Bay Lighthouse Cruise.  The Ava Pearl has multi-viewing levels, an outside sundeck, climate controlled interior seating, restrooms and a snack bar.

    The 90 minute narrated Lighthouse Cruise will showcases 10 of Rhode Island’s most beautiful and historic lighthouses in Narragansett, Jamestown and Newport.  Other sights include 10 islands, miles of coastline with fabulous views of Newport including Castle Hill, Ocean Cliff, Hammersmith Farm (childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis), Fort Adams and Newport Harbor.

    Be amazed as you sail under the Jamestown-Verrazano Bridge and the Newport Pell Bridge.  The narrated cruise will include historical facts and folklore to entertain and educate you as you take in the picturesque sights and breathtaking views.  Be sure to bring your camera!

    Now that you have seen beautiful Newport from the bay on your delightful cruise, why not enjoy it on land as well!  Following the cruise, a short drive will bring you to Newport.  You will be dropped off near the Newport Visitor Center to enjoy time on your own for shopping, dinner or just enjoying the beautiful views that Newport has to offer.  A great way to end your wonderful day!

    Quonset ‘O’ Club Menu: Choice of New England Baked Scrod or Pan-Sautéed Chicken Cutlet Served with: Mixed Greens Salad with House Italian Dressing, Garlic Mashed Redskin Potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans, Strawberry Shortcake, Coffee or Tea.

    Call Hilary to Sign Up 860-889-5960

     

    Thursday, August 23rd- Trip to Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians OR Boston on Your Own

    August Day-Long Trip

    This trip is open to ANY ADULT, 18 years old and older

    Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians

    Fenway Park, Boston, MA

    Thursday, August 23rd

    Enjoy a great afternoon watching the Boston Red Sox play the Cleveland Indians at Historic Fenway Park. Great seat location on the 3rd base side in Grandstand section 30. These seats are located under an overhang (so no sitting in the sun) and have an awesome view of the action on the field!

    Our coach bus will drop us off and pick us up on Ipswich Street which is right next to Fenway Park. We will arrive with enough time for you to enjoy lunch at one of the many local restaurants outside of Fenway or in plenty of time to watch all the warm-up action on the field before the game. (Game time 1:05 p.m.)

    COST: $94 per person includes transportation and game ticket. Driver tip is not included.

    8:45 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich

    8:00 PM Approximate return time to Norwich

    This trip has Moderate walking with stairs.

    Boston on Your Own

    Thursday, August 23rd

    A great opportunity to visit Boston for some fantastic sightseeing, fun shopping and wonderful restaurants. Your drop off and pickup location will be next to Fenway Park on Ipswich Street. With multiple restaurants in the area, you will have a hard time choosing where to eat!

    The sights within walking distance include Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Symphony Hall and the Prudential Center which is home to multiple shops and restaurants. Feeling more adventurous? Jump on the “T” (Boston subway) and your Boston sights to visit are endless!

    (Please note: We will be leaving Boston following the Red Sox game at approximately 5:00 p.m.)

    COST: $30 per person includes transportation. Driver tip is not included.

    8:45 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich

    8:00 PM Approximate return time to Norwich

    This trip has Mostly walking.

    REGISTRATION BY TELEPHONE (For Both)

     *On your registration day, Dial (860) 889-5960.  When you hear the message  saying the Senior Center is closed, dial 3433 and follow the instructions.*

    Senior Center Members, Norwich Residents -Beginning Sunday, June 24 at 5:00pm

    Senior Center Members, Non-Residents-Beginning Monday, June 25 at 5:00pm

    Open Registration (Any Adults, aged 18 and older)-Beginning Tuesday, June 26 at 5:00pm

     

    Wednesday, July 25th- July Day Long Trip: “No Tell Motel” Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Theater, Newport, RI

    July Day Long Trip – This trip is open to any adult, 18 years old and older.

    Start with a delicious buffet luncheon with all foods prepared on the premises.

    Following lunch enjoy the hilarious Matinee performance of No Tell Motel!

    Brandon and Sarah plan a quick, sexy rendezvous at the Bird of Paradise Motel and discover getting what you want isn’t always what you want!  A meddling motel manager with issues, a roll-away cot, guilt and an inconvenient husband somehow combine for a happy ending! 

    Following the Matinee, return to your seat in the dining room for a fun-filled Cabaret Show!

    Sample Buffet Menu: Fruit Salad, Cole Slaw, Lettuce Bowl, Three Bean Salad, Beets, Cucumber Salad, Rigatoni with Meat Sauce, Meatballs, Roasted Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Glazed Ham, Italian Sausage and Peppers, Baked Scrod, Green Beans, Glazed Carrots, peas & carrots, Vegetable Medley, Sweet Potatoes, Baked Beans, Roasted Potatoes, Rice, Fresh Baked Rolls, Assorted Desserts, Coffee and Tea

    COST: $72 per person includes roundtrip motorcoach, fabulous buffet lunch, matinee performance of “No Tell Motel”, and cabaret show.  Driver tip is not included.

    9:30 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich

    6:30 PM Approximate return time to Norwich

    This is Minimal Walking.

    REGISTRATION BY TELEPHONE

     *On your registration day, Dial (860) 889-5960.  When you hear the message  saying the Senior Center is closed, dial 3433 and follow the instructions.*

    Senior Center Members, Norwich Residents– Beginning Monday, June 18 at 5:00pm

    Senior Center Members, Non-Residents– Beginning Tuesday, June 19 at 5:00pm

    Open Registration (Any Adults, aged 18 and older)– Beginning Wednesday, June 20 at 5:00pm

     

    Wednesday, June 6th- June Mini-Trip: Talk by Sam Ducharme talk about Thru Hiking The Appalachian Trail

    June Mini-Trip: Mini-trips are open to Rose City Senior Center Members only Mini-trips may be subject to cancellation due to severe weather or unforeseen circumstances.

    Bus leave the Senior Center at 9:45 a.m. and returns approx. 4:30 p.m.

    Talk by Sam Ducharme                South Windsor Senior Center

    “Not all those who wander are lost” ~ J.R.R.Tolkien

    Our first stop will be at TGI Fridays for an early lunch (lunch on your own).  Following lunch we will head over to the South Windsor Senior Center to hear an inspiring talk from Sam Ducharme.

    Sam Ducharme set out on a 2180 mile, 14 state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin, Maine to thru hike the Appalachian Trail.  During his six month journey he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest.

    Join us as Sam tells his journey through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry. The images and stories will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people.  See his gear, learn how he cooked, and hear what it is like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons.  You will also hear how Sam returned to the trail the following year, connecting with aspiring thru hikers, paying it forward, and his return to the summit of Mt. Katahdin.

    Sam Ducharme is a retired K9 Officer and is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. He has two adult sons, both serving in the United States Air Force. As an avid outdoorsman, (and finding the nest empty), Sam decided to buy a backpack and a plane ticket to Georgia. From there, he started walking north. With no prior backpacking experience, he learned on the trail. Gear, trail nutrition, enduring the elements, and the logistics involved in a long distance backpacking trip were hard lessons. After 20 years working within Connecticut’s prisons, the search for a positive recharge resulted in a life changing journey.

    Following Sam’s talk, you will have an option to head outside to enjoy a 30-40 minute light hike at the South Windsor Senior Center.  This hike is optional and you can remain in the Senior Center instead.

    Cost: $3 for transportation.  Lunch is on your own.  Limited seats available.

    Sign up at Reception (by phone or in person) starting on May 7th

     

     

     

    Thursday, May 24th- Wright’s Farm Restaurant & Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery Harrisville & North Smithfield, RI

    Departure: 10:15am

    Return approximately at 4:15pm

    Enjoy a delicious, all you can eat, family-style chicken luncheon at Wright’s Farm Restaurant!  Your fabulous meal consists of dinner rolls with butter, fresh green salad with Wright’s Farm Classic Italian dressing, pasta with red sauce, Wright’s amazing French fries and of course Wright’s famous, tender and juicy roast chicken.  Included with your meal will be coffee or tea and if you have room – ice cream for dessert!

    Following lunch, a short ride brings you to Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery.  Wright’s Bakery specializes in a number of baked goods, including dessert cakes, cupcakes, cream pastries, flaky pastries, pies, bars, sweet rolls and buns, plenty of assorted cookies and much more!

    Their bakery is renowned for using only the highest quality ingredients including fresh milk and cream from their own cows.  Fresh dairy products are also available including milk, cream, coffee milk, chocolate milk, cheddar cheese and ice cream!  Be sure to buy some treats to bring home!

     Limited seats available.

    Cost: $18   No refunds given after May 16th unless your spot is filled.

    REGISTRATION BY TELEPHONE

    Call in Registration begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, April 11th.  Do not call before 5:00pm.
    *At 5:00pm on April 11th, Dial (860)889-5960. When you hear the message saying the Senior Center is closed, dial 3433 for the registration voice mail and follow the instructions.*
    This trip is open to Senior Center Members ONLY.  You may register yourself plus one additional member when you call in to sign up.  You must be an up-to-date member.